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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines at 11. one year on from the the terror attack on london bridge and borough market, a special service will be held today at southwark cathedral to remember those killed and injured. the home secretary, sajid javid, has said he'll look again at the cap on the number of doctors that can come to uk, to work in the nhs. i know a number of my colleagues wa nt i know a number of my colleagues want me to take a look at this, and thatis want me to take a look at this, and that is exactly what i'm doing, and i hope to think about this more carefully a nd i hope to think about this more carefully and see what can be done. g7 finance ministers warn the united states it only has days left to avoid a trade war after president trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. a church campaign to tackle modern day slavery at car washes — where workers are trapped by threats and debts. and at 11.30, foreign correspondents based here in the uk give
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us their views on free trade and brexit — in dateline london. good morning and 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 people 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 or wounded. simon clemison reports. music. borough market, ten o'clock. how a saturday night should be. the more you think about it,
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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, 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
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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. 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. on the night of the attack, a major incident was declared at nearby king's college hospital. dr tasneem pirani and nurse lucy flood were on duty. we're used to looking after patients, life and death situations. when you're at work you almost switch off. but the minute i arrived home, i had text messages from family and friends from all over the world asking me if i was ok.
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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 maybe the physical scars will heal over time, but you worry about the emotional and psychological scars and how you want to be there for them through thatjourney to make sure that they all heal simultaneously. you have to switch off, as i said before, to what's going on outside. i was very aware when i first took the call of how my reactions would affect other people working that day, and having to support some very junior nurses, and some who have come from other parts of the world and work at kings.
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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 fantastically. it's the ongoing support for people through things like this, and we're very lucky that we had lots of debrief around the incident. two of the medical staff on duty that night a year ago. the private service at southwark cathedral will honour the emergency services' response to last year's attack, as well as remembering those killed or 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.
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but hopefully it will take people through, to look to the future, a positive way forward. 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
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diverse community here. andrew nunn, the dean of southwark. it is seven minutes past 11. sajid javid has given his first major interview since becoming home secretary. speaking to the andrew marr show he said he'd take another look at the cap on skilled workers coming to the uk and that he would be asking the chancellor to provide more funding for the police. i spoke to our correspondent mark lobel to find out more. what else is the home secretary been saying? last month the home secretary addressed the police federation in birmingham and he said he would provide police funding and spending review next year. so andrew marr asked him about that and it was quite an emphatic answer that andrew got back, so let's have a listen to that. whilst we have increased resources dramatically in this financial year by some 460 million throughout england and wales, i want to make it a priority of mine in the next spending review next year.
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and have you got the agreement of the chancellor to spend more on the police and security services? not yet, because we haven't started... well, on security services, yes, we've already made some of those announcements. on policing more generally, we haven't started the spending review process, but when we do i'm sure the chancellor will learn of my views. so there we are, that's him talking about police. he's also been asked a bit about immigration, i think? that's right, this was one of the key questions people wanted put to him this morning. since ruth davidson, the leader of the scottish conservatives said she thinks that maybe they should look again at this tens of thousands target for net migration, which was in the conservative ma nifesto. well, on the programme, sajid javid did say he supported the manifesto commitment, but was asked specifically a few times whether he'd backed this figure of tens of thousands and he wouldn't back the figure explicitly, so i think there's definitely room, wiggle room there or something to read into, what he is saying and why he's not prepared to use that figure in his answer. now he did, in other
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parts of the interview, said he'd look at other aspects of immigration and caps and we can listen to another clip of him about that. i can understand when the policy was put in place there was a cap that was established, 20,700 a year of these highly skilled immigrants. and for years and years, that cap wasn't hit. it's only in recent months the cap is being hit and the doctor you referred to there, was referring to the fact that it includes a number of doctors that are qualified, that our nhs needs that are being turned away. exactly. it's very odd, isn't it? i see the problem with that. it is something that i'm taking a fresh look at. i know a number of my colleagues certainly want me to take a look at this and that's what i'm doing. i hope to think about this more carefully and see what can be done. that cap the home secretary was referring to, 20,700, it is tier 2 visas. it is the skilled non—eu workers, skilled visas for doctors
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and the like that of the home secretary mentioned. that cap has been hit a few times recently in a few months recently. so it looks like by not mentioning explicitly these tens of thousands figure, we understand there is a review going on and there's discussions going on within the conservative party about that. and discussing the idea that he will review other caps for skilled migrants. i think people will look closely now as to the kind of direction he wants to take immigration policy, and it might be different from his predecessor. mark blundell there, our literal correspondent. 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.
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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 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 europe, canada and mexico have led to a heated response. canada is imposing dollar—for—dollar
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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. china has warned meanwhile that trade talks between beijing and washington will fail if the united states insists on introducing new tariffs and other sanctions. beijing said negotiations could not be conducted under the threat of a trade war. the comments came at the end of talks between the chinese vice premier and the us commerce secretary, wilbur ross. after the landslide vote in favour of overturning ireland's abortion ban, there are calls for the issue to be reassessed in northern ireland, where laws are much stricter than the rest of the uk. the labour mp stella creasy has put down a motion on the subject to be debated in the house
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of commons this week. she explained her thinking to the bbc‘s andrew marr in this country and across the whole of the uk, our laws on abortion are governed by something called the offences against the person act, that was passed in 1861. it puts abortion in the same category as rape, child stealing and using gunpowder to blow people up. so what that means, is that right now in northern ireland where there are no exceptions to this law, if you are raped and you become pregnant as a result of that rape and you seek a termination, you would face a longer prison sentence than the person who attacked you. in northern ireland, as in england and wales, this legislation is key. by repealing this piece of legislation... you want to take away the offences against the person act? yes. i want to be really clear about this. the proposal we have, and it's a cross—party proposal, is devolution respectful because it's about repealing a piece of uk legislation that stops people in northern ireland having medical rather than criminal laws about abortion.
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the labour mp stella crecy. a 17—year—old boy has been stabbed to death in ipswich, in what was police believe was a targeted attack. 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 after 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's 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.
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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. every time there's a hole in the teaching rota, 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 when staff are taken on permanently. education secretary damian hinds said, every pound spent on excessive agency fees, or advertising said, every pound spent on excessive agency fees, oradvertisingjobs, said, every pound spent on excessive agency fees, or advertising jobs, is agency fees, or advertising jobs, is a pound i once spent an what really matters, making sure every child, whatever their background, is inspired to learn and to reach their potential. the association of school 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.
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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: 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 home secretary, sajid javid, has said he'll look again at the cap on the number of doctors that can come to uk to work in the nhs. g7 finance ministers warn there are only days to avert a trade
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war over president trump's new import tariffs on steel and aluminium. all the latest sport now, including the cricket. how are england getting on against pakistan? so far, so good. england are looking to build on their first innings lead on day three of the second test against pakistan at headingley. they closed 128 runs ahead yesterday on 302—7. this morning they're on 319—7. sam curran is on 20. pakistan lead the two
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test series 1—0. england began their world cup preparations in earnest last night with a 2—1win over nigeria at wembley. it was a tale of two halves to use a cliche, england dominant in the first, less so in the second. a gary cahill header giving england the lead in the seventh minute with harry kane adding a second just before half time. nigeria a much sterner test for england in the second half pulling a goal back through alex iwobi. so far, so good then for manager gareth southgate. i thought it was an excellent performance, really good movement and interchange between the front four. we managed to overload midfield, and whenever raheem or harry came short, dele and jesse we re harry came short, dele and jesse were there, and there was a lot of on selfish one—two that play, and i thought we played from the back with good composure.
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scotland meanwhile, were beaten 1—0 by mexico in their international friendly. the former spurs forward giovanni dos santos with the only goal of the game after 13 minutes in mexico city. one other line of football news to bring you, and the wales defender ashley williams has revealed that he punctured his lung in their friendly against mexico last week. here's the picture he posted from a hospital in los angeles, he says he's also fractured "multiple" ribs. wales began their summer tour of north and south america with a win over south africa in washington dc. ryan elias scoring this late try to give wales the win by 22—20. they head to south america now to face argentina next weekend. warrington wolves meanwhile are through to the semi—finals of rugby league's challenge cup after beating wigan warriors 23—0. it's warrington's first home win over wigan in the competition since 1936. st helens play hull fc later today, and it's live on bbc two at 3:00pm.
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justin rose has the chance to become golf‘s world number one if he wins the memorial tournament in ohio. rose, who won last week's fort worth invitational, made six birdies in his third round, but a scrappy finish including three bogeys meant he finished with a 3—under 69. rose in one ahead of tiger woods, who sunk four birdies and an eagle in a li—under par round of 68. the round of the day though belonged to rory mcilroy — a bogey—free round of 8—under par including this eagle on the par—5 fifth. he's11th going into the final round. great britian have won a gold medal this morning at the first rowing world cup of the season in belgrade. tom barras, jonny walton, graeme thomas and john collins were succesful in the men's quadruple sculls. they were trailing germany with 250 metres to go but came through to win by 0.27 of a second to open their season with a win.
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and with the queen in attendance, it was masar who came home in front to win the epsom derby. charlie appleby‘s colt denied the odds—on favourite saxon warrior for a first derby win for the godolphin stable. masar, ridden by william buick, finished strongly in the 239th running of the race to scoop the £920,000 in prize money. the round of 16 is under way at the french open. you can follow it on our website, and there is news of football and cricket where england havejust lost the wicket of sam curran, looking to build a first—innings total against pakistan at headingley. that's it for now. we will have more
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for you in around an hour's time. thank you very much. churchgoers are being encouraged to help police combat modern slavery. 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 car washes have been set up in the last few years, and while many are legitimate, some workers are being exploited, abused and trapped by threats or debts. i've been threatened twice that he would kill me, because i've 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, nonstop. i had no breaks. the employer did not buy any protective gloves, and the shampoo is quite strong. while washing the cars, it keeps corroding the skin. we wa nt
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we want clergy to be talking about this. so, today, the church of england and roman catholic church are asking their congregations to help root it out. does there appear to be a boss who is controlling or intimidating... they're suggesting sermons about slavery in car washes and lessons in sunday schools, too. it is ourjob as christians to be concerned about the most vulnerable in our society. there's still a million people or so who go to church in this country every sunday, and that means we've got eyes, ears in every community, every town, village, city anywhere in this land. if you have a million people who are paying attention to what they see around them and looking for the signs of modern—day slavery, that can make a huge difference. but the really clever bit is the way they're going to use smartphone technology. if you get your car cleaned, you can use this new app called safe car wash. it will pinpoint your location and help you spot and report any warning signs. that information will be sent to experts here at the university of nottingham, who will use it to build up a national picture of the scale
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of slavery in car washes. it will ask you to check whether workers are wearing protective clothing, if there are mattresses or caravans on site, and how much it costs to wash your car. anything less than £6.70, they say, should raise suspicions. if you use a regular car wash, do the workers change on a regular basis? certainly, if people looked malnourished, frightened or dishevelled in any way, without proper equipment. if it's at a price that's too good to be true, perhaps there is something which might set the alarm bells ringing. the information is also going to be sent to police teams who investigate modern—day slavery. workers here weren't mistreated, but victims have been rescued in other raids and their controllers put behind bars for a crime the archbishop of canterbury has branded "an assault on human dignity". jeremy ball, bbc news. injordan protesters have taken to the streets for the third night, calling for the dismissal of the prime minister. security forces fired tear gas and blocked main roads near government offices in the capital, amman.
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the protesters a re angry at new taxes. king abdullah has called for compromise from all sides. coronation street and hollyoaks have dominated this year's british soap awards. eastenders took home three prizes, with rudolph walker — who plays patrick truman — recognised with the outstanding achievement award. hollyoaks picked up four. 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. and to thank everyone involved, and a special tribute to cater to his leaving the soap for her dedication
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and passion to coronation street. there you are, she said it all in 30 seconds. bosses are being urged to allow staff time off to watch their team play in the world cup. 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 russian cosmonaut has begun his journey back to earth from the international space station, with an official match football that could be used in the opening game of the world cup in moscow. anton shkaplerov was joined by his counterparts from the us and japan, as the crew undocked their soyuz ms—07 capsule and began making their descent earlier this morning. they are set to land in kazakhstan this afternoon, having spent 168 days in space. a dinosaurfossilfound
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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 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,
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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. translation: in terms of potential 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 conservation groups and further excavations. dateline london is coming up. now the weather with matt taylor. the birthday boy himself! happy birthday, matt. thank you very much.
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a bit ofa birthday, matt. thank you very much. a bit of a birthday treat from me sunny skies for the vast majority. if you are in the far north of scotland, some outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the afternoon. further north across the highlands and into the grampians, a few thunderstorms could break out, and there will be one 01’ could break out, and there will be one or two very isolated showers, but most will stay dry and sunny, temperatures up to 26 or seven in the london area. into tonight, showers continue for the odd person, but most places will be dry. low cloud becoming dominant in north and east of scotland, and down across the south. best of the sunshine on monday across southern and western areas, a lot more in the way of cloud elsewhere, quite misty in places, could rule out the odd shower through monday, but for most it will be a dry day, temperatures still into the 20s across those sunny still into the 20s across those sunny areas still into the 20s across those sunny areas in the south and west. but over the next few days, we will
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see them climb a little but with plenty of dry weather to go. that is how your weather is looking. it's time for dateline london. hello and welcome to dateline london where, each week, some of the uk's best—known columnists debate the week's big stories, with journalists whose dateline is london, as they report those events to the world beyond. this week: donald trump declares war, but don't panicjust yet — it's a trade war. italy pulls back from the brink. spain topples over it. in the uk, the conservatives look for compromise over brexit. and donald trump marshals his diplomatic forces for peace. to discuss all of that with me — greg katz of the news agency the associated press, stefanie bolzen from the german


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