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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 9:00. one year on from the the terror attack on london bridge and borough market, a special service will be held at southwark cathedral, to remember those killed and injured. a warning that the threat to britain from islamist terrorism could increase over the next two years. g7 finance ministers warn the us it only has days left to avoid a trade war after president trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. the church campaigns to clean up the exploitation of workers at car washes, who are trapped by threats and debts. and our sunday morning edition of the papers is at 9:35, this mornings reviewers are sian griffiths of the sunday times and ben chu from the the independent. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. one year ago today, eight people died and 48 others were injured in the london bridge terror attack. three men drove a van into pedestrians on the bridge and started stabbing then stabbed a number of victims in nearby borough market. today, a service of remembrance is being held at southwark cathedral, as well as a national minute's silence to commemorate those who were killed and injured. simon clemison reports. music. borough market, ten o'clock. how a saturday night should be. the more you think about it, the more you let it impact your life, the more they've won. sojust carry on. let's get rid of the barriers, let's carry on with our day—to—day lives. i feel pretty safe now, because the government, the police,
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is taking care of it. this city knows how to live past difficulties. it has done that many, many times through way more difficult experiences. so really, i think people look on. sirens. police were prepared for a new style of attack, where individuals or groups go on the rampage, sometimes turning cars and vans into weapons. but this was not the first of its kind in 2017 and it wasn't the last. after people were knocked down on london bridge, the attackers ran towards the market, stabbing those they passed before being shot dead by armed officers. with the manchester arena bomb, there were five attacks in the uk last year. but there are those who are keen that each one is not forgotten. today's service at southwark cathedral will also honour the work of the emergency services. we have a long history of serving the people, the residents of this parish. but this has seen a new level of strength. and that is very encouraging, because it could have destroyed.
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that is what the intention was. but actually, it has built something that is rather beautiful. solidarity and defiance are words often used. but here it is about actions, too. it is saturday night, and they are enjoying it. simon clemison, bbc news. bbcjournalist hollyjones was on her way to meet friends when the attack happened. i've never felt fear like it. it was kind of like... when you hear the phrase "your life flashes before your eyes", i can understand that now, what that means. i was kind of frozen to the spot, and i remember seeing it coming directly towards me, and there was a couple that were behind me. and something in the back of my mind just said "get out of the way", and i couldn't tell you how it happened. i remember looking directly in the eyes of the van driver, and i managed to get out of the way, but unfortunately the van then hit the couple that were behind me also.
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the things i saw that night, as i say, you see things on the tv and you become desensitised towards that. but when you see it in real life, it's not so much the images, it's the sounds. it's the sounds that you've never... you can't contemplate them, theyjust don't make sense to you. those are things that i'm never going to forget. hollyjones, bbcjournalist hollyjones, bbc journalist who was there at london bridge. the private service at southwark cathedral later will honour the emergency services' response to last year's attack, as well as remembering those who died and were injured. politicians are among those invited, along with relatives of the victims who will light candles during the ceremony. the dean of southwark, andrew nunn, will lead the service. we're obviously going to be remembering the events of a year ago, but the service isn't going to dwell upon that. but hopefully it will take people through, to look to the future, a positive way forward.
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it's meant to be all about healing. for the people who were caught up in it in so many different ways, everybody‘s experience was very different that night. there are some people who are bereaved, some people bearing injuries, physical or mental. the community has been changed, in many ways strengthened. people have reacted in a variety of different ways, and we've been trying to hold that as the cathedral for this whole community. so, coming together this afternoon is really important for everybody, but we'll be bringing very different things and very different memories into this holy place. it is ramadan, of course. we're holding an iftar with the local muslim community. they will be breaking their fast here and we'll be eating in the cathedral together, and remembering that the people who perpetrated this act, they may have thought they were acting according to their faith, they weren't. we know that, and we stand shoulder to shoulder with our muslim brothers and sisters, which is really important in this diverse community here. the government says the threat
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from islamist terrorism in the uk is likely to remain high over the next two years, and the risk from extreme right—wing terrorism is growing. the warnings come ahead of the publication of a major review of counter—terrorism strategy. let's speak to our political correspondent, mark lobel. this strength and strategy, do we have any details on what that will be? yes. the strategy was prompted by those attacks last year across britain and the government wants to do more to really work out to these terrorists are, to capture them beforehand, to punish them afterwards more. in particular, to work out more information about those people that they know are linked to terrorist organisations. there are three things they are
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likely to unveil they are doing. the first is they want more sharing of data. they'll turn to mi5 and ask them to share more of the data that they are receiving from their investigations into 3000 people of interest, and a further 20,000 people of interest that are no longer being currently investigated but might pose a threat in the future. they want that information shared with local government agencies, social services or neighbourhood policing. that way, the risks of these people can be managed on a local level notjust within the security services at the top level. they also want to increase potential sentences for terrorist suspects and monitor them more closely when they come out of prison. thirdly, they want a better examine terrorist material online. we discussed it many times in the past, they want the help of technology companies too. sounds like it will need more resources, is more funding in the pipeline? we can expect to see more funding for
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things like the prevent programme which helps identify potential terrorists, or so i think they want to recruit hundreds more people into the security services. this warning that the threat isn't going away, if anything it's going to increase. that's right. since march last year, the government say they have foiled four terrorist plots by right—wing extremist groups and i2 plots by islamist terrorists. clearly, there's a lot of activity going on in the background. as you started by saying, it looks like the severe level of threat for islamist terrorism will be retained. it might even get worse, the government say, and they expect a rise in right—wing extremism to take place over the next few months. worrying signs and i think people will be poring over what the home secretary has to save in his interview with andrew marr over the next hour, and also will be closely watching what he has to say tomorrow when he unveils the full
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strategy. and you'll update us. thank you. finance ministers from the g7 have warned the us that it only has days left to avoid a trade war. after a meeting in canada last night, they expressed their "unanimous concern and disappointment" about new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. this report from lebo diseko. as family photos go, this looked pretty awkward for one member. us treasury secretary steve mnuchin, facing his counterparts from some of the us's closest allies, united in their frustration at america's latest tariffs. the americans have decided, in our mind, to take an action that is not at all constructive. it is actually destructive to our ability to get things done around tariffs on steel and aluminium. mr mnuchin played down talk of us isolation, saying his country believes in the g7. i think our leadership on the economy, which is one
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of president trump's major objectives, that and national security, is not only good for the united states, but is good for growth around the world. signing in measures against cheap steel and aluminium imports was a key campaign promise for mr trump. he said china was a key offender, but now america's allies have been hit too. the tariffs on the europe, canada and mexico have led to a heated response. canada is imposing dollarfor dollar countermeasures and the eu says it is taking the matter to the world trade organisation. the message from six of these finance ministers is that there could be a trade war within days. so, if this meeting has been tense, next week's summit of g7 heads of state could be even more difficult. lebo diseko, bbc news. a 17—year—old boy has been stabbed to death in ipswich, in what was police believe was a targeted attack.
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witnesses said the teenager was leaving a shop in the nacton area of the town yesterday afternoon when he was attacked by two men. he died later in hospital. a 41—year—old man has been arrested. two men have been taken to hospital following a shooting in south london. the men, in their 20s, were left with gunshot injuries from the attack in peckham. the government has confirmed that it intends to launch a free website for schools in england to advertise teacher vacancies later this year. the department for education says it hopes the measure will help schools to save money, as andy moore reports. it is estimated english schools spend about £75 million every year recruiting staff. later this year the government hopes to roll out a service that will be free to schools. it will advertise part—time jobs and job shares, as well as full—time vacancies. another issue for schools is the cost of supply teachers.
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every time there is a hole in the teaching roster, they have to find someone to fill in, and with the number of holes increasing all the time, the bill for supply teachers is also going up. from september, supply agencies will have to clearly disclose their fees. there will also be a list of agencies which don't charge fees the association of school and and college leaders said any move to reduce employment costs was welcomed, but its general secretary, geoff barton, said the bigger problem was an ongoing crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. andy moore, bbc news. injordan protesters have taken to the streets for the third night
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in a row calling for the dismissal of prime minister, hani mulki. security forces fired tear gas and blocked main roads near government offices in the capital, amman. the protesters a re angry at new taxes. king abdullah has called for compromise from all sides. a new therapy for men with terminal prostate cancer has yielded spectacular results, according to doctors at the institute of cancer research and the royal marsden hospital in london. the treatment involves boosting the immune system, so it can attack the tumour. in a trial, a third of patients with an advanced form of the disease were still alive after a year, while a tenth did not see the cancer grow. the therapy won't work for most patients though, and cancer research uk say the next step is to predict who will respond. the headlines on bbc news.
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one year on from the the terror attack on london bridge and borough market, a special service will be held at southwark cathedral, to remember those killed and injured. the government says it believes the uk will face a severe threat from islamist terrorism for at least another two years. g7 finance ministers warn there are only days to avert a trade war over president trump's new import tariffs on steel and aluminium. a special service will be held at southwark cathedral this afternoon, to remember those killed and injured in the terrorist attack on london bridge a year ago today. we are used to looking after
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patients, life and death situations. when you're at work you almost switch. the minute i arrived home i had text messages from family and friends, from all over the world, asking me if i was ok. i turned on the news and i watched the horror of what had happened, around the corner from where i live. i can't explain how i felt. you feel so incredibly sad, you feel so worried, and in addition to that the stories of each of these individuals become more and more clear as the days go on and you start realising that this could have been anybody. it could have been your brother, your sister, your colleague. and that may be the physical scars will heal over time, but you worry about the emotional and psychological scars and how you wa nt to and psychological scars and how you want to be there for them through that journey to make want to be there for them through thatjourney to make sure that want to be there for them through that journey to make sure that they all he'll simultaneously. you have to switch off, as i said before, to what's going on outside. very aware
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when i first took the call of how my reactions would affect other people working that day, and having to support some very junior working that day, and having to support some veryjunior nurses, and some who have come from other parts of the world and work at kings. obviously, london is now their home, but obviously feeling quite shocked at what was happening in london and homesick some of them, and just making sure everyone was focusing on the job, which they did fa nta stically. the job, which they did fantastically. it's the ongoing support for people through things like this, and we're very lucky that we had lots of debrief the incident. that was a nurse and doctor who were working one year ago during the terror attack. churchgoers are being encouraged to help police combat modern slavery.
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the campaign, by the church of england, the catholic church, and the national crime agency, involves using a new mobile phone app to report signs of exploitation at car washes, as jeremy ball reports. a clean car at a cheap price. but is that costing someone's freedom? thousands of hand carwashes have been set up in the last few years. but while many are legitimate, some workers are being some workers are being exploited, abused and trapped by threats and debt. i was threatened he would kill me because i had not done something quite right. i had to stay outside, i was only allowed to go indoors to eat. i had to work 11 hours per day non—stop. i had no breaks. the employer does not get me protective gloves and my skin is corroding. today, the church of england and the roman catholic church are asking congregations to help get rid of it. is there a boss controlling or intimidating...? they're suggesting sermons and lessons on sunday schools about it.
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it is ourjob as christians to be concerned about the most vulnerable in our society. there arei million people there are i million people who go to church every sunday. we have eyes and ears looking out for this. if you have that many people looking for signs of it, it can make a huge difference. the clever bit is the way they can use smartphone technology. if you get your car cleaned, you can use the app safe car wash. it will help you spot and report these signs to send it for analysis by experts at the university of nottingham to look at the scale of slavery. you can say if they have protective clothing and how much it costs. anything less than £6.70, they say, should raise suspicions. certainly if people looked malnourished
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or dishevelled in any way, shape or form, without proper equipment, if the price is too good to be true, perhaps there is something which might set alarm bells ringing. the information will also be sent to police teams to investigate modern slavery. workers here were not mistreated but victims have been rescued in other raids and controllers put behind bars for what has been described as an assault on human dignity. jeremy ball, bbc news. an anti—immigration party is expected to win the most seats in today's parliamentary election in slovenia. the slovenian democratic party, led by the former prime minister, janez jansa, is the main challenger to the government, which is third in the polls. australia has issued an alert after 83 shipping containers fell from a vessel off the coast of new south wales
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during heavy swells. the items in the containers include sanitary products, surgical masks, and nappies. they've begun washing up ashore and there are concerns that they could be dangerous to whales and other animals if they swallow them. cuba is getting ready to reform its constitution to open up the economy to business and investment. but as will grant reports from havana, this won't mean the communist—run island abandons its socialism. before business, a moment of reflection. the parliament, among them raul castro, observed a minute's silence for the 112 victims of the recent plane crash in havana. once the national grief was marked, they settled down to rewrite the constitution, upon which the communist run state is founded. it's no small undertaking. applause. on stepping down from the presidency in april, raul castro had urged
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the assembly to codify his economic changes into law. private businesses, from family run restaurants to homes on airbnb, have cropped up in their thousands since he relaxed the rules, yet many business owners fear they have no legal protection in the constitution. these reforms would, at the very least, recognise their greater role in a new cuban economy. there are other questions on the table too, not least the issue of term limits. mr castro and his older brother fidel ruled for the best part of six decades. their successors will be contained to just two consecutive five—year terms. socially, too, cuba is changing. gay and lesbian rights have moved on a great deal from the repression of the 1970s and 80s. the lgbtq rights lobby, led by mr castro's daughter mariela castro, is hopeful that they can overturn the concept of marriage on the island
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as strictly between a man and woman. whatever reforms are agreed, there are some fundamentals that won't change in cuba. the socialist character of the political system was enshrined into law several years ago. with raul castro overseeing the reform committee, no change will be allowed to stray too far from the original concept of a communist—led revolution. will grant, bbc news, havana. it's the time of year when thousands of keen ramblers step out to enjoy the stunning scenery of the lake district, but all that walking is taking its toll on the ground beneath their feet. volunteers have employed a traditional source of labour to help restore the routes that are more difficult to reach — fell ponies. dave guest explains. these fell ponies are on a mission — a mission to save the landscape from which they took their name. the fact is, each year at this time
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the lakeland fells prove an irresistible draw to thousands of walkers. but the relentless trudging of so many boots takes its toll on the footpath. for more than a decade, volunteers from the organisation fix the fells have turned out whatever the weather to keep footpaths in good order. our usual method of building a path is to do what we call stone pitching, which is using large rocks with a nice flat surface to create a pitch causeway. but there are some environments where this method doesn't work. boggy ground presents particular challenges, challenges they have now met by using a wholly natural and readily available resource — sheep's wool. the idea with the fleece is that you dig a tray, bundle up the sheep wool like this, and then put an aggregate surface on top. the wool spreads the weight and prevents it from sinking and because it's a very wet environment, it won't rot either.
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the fact is that the price of wool is now so low that it often costs farmers more to take it to market than they actually receive for it. so many are quite happy, presently, to give their wool to this project and see it put to good use. the purpose of today is to take these local herdwick fleeces up into the fells above langdale to use them to repair some parts up there which are on peat, and have been trampled and are damaged. but how do you transport masses of this stuff to remote mountain pathways well beyond the reach of even the best 4x4? answer, think back to the future and use four legs. we all feel that we should put something back. if we want to use these routes we should be prepared to help with them too. and so, laden with the latest batch of supplies, our a—legged heroes plod onwards and upwards. this is a new experience for both of us. it's good fun. he's taken to it like a duck to water.
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this is what he was bred for. this is what the fell ponies were bred for. so they're using a wholly organic material conveyed by carbon neutral transport to fix the fells. what could be more environmentally friendly than that? coronation street and hollyoaks have dominated this year's british soap awards. eastenders took home three prizes, with rudolph walker, who plays patrick truman, being recognised with the outstanding achievement award. hollyoaks picked up four awards. coronation street took six, including best british soap. applause. i've got 30 seconds to say thank you to all of you for voting for coronation street! cheering. bosses are being urged to allow staff time off to watch their team play in the world cup.
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the tournament in russia starts in a few weeks and conciliation service acas says employers should be flexible, but advised fans to be reasonable. kick off times will vary between 1pm and 8pm. a dinosaurfossilfound in the united states is going on sale at the eiffel tower in paris on monday. the skeleton is worth millions of dollars, though experts are still uncertain of its identity, shuba krishnan reports. headed for auction, this dinosaur skeleton is expected to fetch up to fetch up to $2.2 million. not bad for an unidentified species. translation: until all the bones were discovered, we all thought it was an allosaurus. it was in the laboratory they realised as they gradually
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removed the bones that there were plenty of anatomical details that didn't match up. experts believe it's from the carnivorous theropod group, which had hollow bones and three—toed feet. the skeleton is almost nine metres long and is unusually complete, with 70% intact. it's a good sign for scientists, who are continuing to research its unique anatomy. they've already spotted several differences with the known species such as more teeth and a substantial pelvis. organisers are hoping this rare dinosaur will find a good home. solution macro in terms of potential clients, there are quite a few. it isa clients, there are quite a few. it is a large bracket. these past years everyone was thinking about a museum, but the problem is museums don't have enough money at the moment. the current owner of the skeleton has asked for the money raised from the sale to go to
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conservation groups and further excavations. if you've been struggling to sleep through a muggy night you might fancy a refreshing dip this morning. but maybe not if it involves a 90 foot dive. this is the world diving series championship at possum kingdom lake in texas. divers are falling at around 50 miles per hour by the time they hit the water. the event was won by kris kolanus from poland with britain's blake aldridge in third. cheering it looks fun! let's check out the weather. hello. it's been a sunny sunday, a 5°99y hello. it's been a sunny sunday, a soggy one for others. lots of rain across parts of central and southern scotland. still some splashes of rain into the afternoon. with some
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sunshine as temperatures rise, we could see storms developing. the best of the sunday sunshine from southern parts of northern england down through the rest of england and wales. the further south you are, the warmer. devon and cornwall gradually clearing away. the afternoon showers will chiefly focused around parts of the southern highlands into the western grampians. we could see some torrential downpours and rumbles of thunder. isolated showers for northern ireland, still damp and great across scotland and the far north of england. one or two showers could break out in northern england with isolated ones elsewhere through england and wales. most places finishing the day drive. missed and proud close to the north—east and east coast, tonight that will become the dominant weather story as the low cloud rolled thin and pushes west. clearer skies to the west as the shower was fade. quite a mug you start for the morning to need. on
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monday a good deal greyer across parts of eastern england in particular. southern and western areas will see sunshine break through any clout that forms. one or two showers here, chiefly in northern ireland. we'll see temperatures into the 20 again but a cooler day down the eastern coast. temperatures tomorrow only in the mid teens. we've got a more north—easterly flow to take us through monday and into tuesday. what will happen compared with monday, on tuesday will start to drag in this dry airfrom scandinavia. after lots of crowd on monday, a lot more sunshine in scotla nd monday, a lot more sunshine in scotland on tuesday even if the breeze will be cooler. that sunshine breaking through the clouds and the rest of scotland, northern ireland, northern england, wales and the midlands, maybe even east anglia. a few isolated showers towards


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