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this is bbc news, i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 8pm: one year on from the london bridge attack — a special service takes place at southwark cathedral to remember the victims. eight people lost their lives and 48 others were injured after 3 attackers drove into pedestrians, then stabbed people in nearby borough market. a national minute's silence to remember the victims of the attack was also observed — as floral tributes were laid at southwark needle by the prime minister and the mayor of london. and in other news — the home secretary, sajid javid, promises to review key aspects of the government's immigration policy. doctors say new research means thousands of women with early stage breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy. also in sport — the england cricket team level the series against pakistan. they beat the tourists by an innings and 55 runs on the third day at headingley.
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and we go dutch as the travel team visits amsterdam — that's in half an hour's time here on bbc news. good evening and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister has laid a wreath at the scene of the london bridge terror attack, to mark one year since eight people were killed by three men armed with knives. 48 others were injured when they first drove a van into pedestrians and then stabbed people enjoying a night out, before being shot dead by police. at a service earlier, the families of those who died lit candles in memory of their loved ones. june kelly reports. on this first sunday of summer,
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hundreds gathered at southwark cathedral to reflect on a long nights full of fear in london, 12 months ago. leading the public figures was the prime minister. it's less tha n figures was the prime minister. it's less than a fortnight since she and the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, we re the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, were at a memorial service for the victims of the manchester bombing. last year, 36 people in the uk were murdered in terror attacks. eight lives were taken in the london bridge atrocity, one victim, james mcmullen, was british. chrissy archibald was from canada. ignacio from spain. never oche australians, and three french victims. —— there we re and three french victims. —— there were two australians. someone visiting london, others had made it their home. and at this interfaith
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service from the bishop of southwark, a simple, strong message. for those of us who profess faith, the invocation of holy names by those perpetrating these acts was not only profoundly distressing, but needs to be rejected. and there were the memories of local people. the attack happened in a place where we live, work and socialise. in a few minutes, everything changes. though it will be hours before we will know the true cost. shocked to the core of their own humanity, police and paramedics still did everything they need to do. they made sure that everyone still living stayed safe. the bereaved families completed the planting of a tree of healing. later, at the corner of london bridge, there was a minute's
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silence. there were floral tributes from some of those injured, including pc wayne marks, who was stabbed in the head and body as he took on the three attackers. this evening, as the actual hour of the outrage approaches, there will be more informal gatherings of the survivors and those who lost so much on that night, 12 months ago. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, was present at today's commemorations, and he's been giving his thoughts on the day's events. very sad. a poignant moment. quietness on london bridge, which is normally the noisiest place, a lot of people coming together in grief and sadness about what happened a year ago. and also impressed at the size of the crowd and the unity and the diversity of it.
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that is the answer to terrorism. that is the answer to what divides us. how do you feel the service reflected the way people feel? beautifully done. the cathedral is very old. it is also in the midst of a thriving commercial way. you have the bridge, the station, an amazing quiet, in the cathedral, with the hands, the dedications, and the families there. a very difficult day for the families, but i hope they got some solace from the fact that everybody was there with them. much was made today of london's resilience following a difficult period for the capital last year. but people from all over the world have continued to visit the london bridge area, and the chair of trustees of borough market, donald hyslop, told my collegauejane hill that the marketplace remains a great place for locals and tourists. we have been particularly reflecting on the events of a year ago the last few days.
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yesterday the traders at the market came together quietly at the end of the dayjust to have a minute's silence and think about what happened and the consequences. today there has been a whole other series of events reflecting, respecting and remembering particularly those who were killed and others who were injured. i think that's the feeling, both in the cathedral today had out here in the streets. contemplation, calm, reflection. does the area feel different one year on? has the mood changed? has people's approach to living here, too working here, to having fun here, has that altered at all following an act of terrorism? i think if you came and walked around this area day—to—day you probably wouldn't think so. i think these things run a lot deeper and into daily lives. i think individuals are and were very much affected by it and it's always something that's carried and is there. but also markets are great places of community and coming
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together and socialisation. that sort of cohesion and unity certainly on a day—to—day basis still makes it a great place to come and enjoy for people all over the world. and that of course is reflected sadly when we think of those who lost their lives that saturday night, because in fact, of the eight people who died only one of them was british. absolutely. people from all over the world very much london as a city, as it's been throughout time, people coming here to work, to live, play, to fall in love, all of those things. this is still a place that all of that can happen and we won't forget what happened here and we will remember the people. but we also want to maintain that great tradition of people all over the world coming here, socialising, and living together. the home secretary, sajid javid, has said it may be time to raise the cap on the number of skilled workers allowed to enter the uk.
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it would be part of an overall review of the government's immigration policy ahead of brexit. businesses and parts of the public sector such as the nhs have been arguing they're struggling to recruit enough skilled workers. parts of the nhs are in desperate need of more doctors, but the number of skillednon—eu workers granted uk visas is capped. today, the new home secretary acknowledged that policy should be re—examined. when the policy was put in place, there was a cap that was established, it's 20,000 a year of these highly skilled immigrants. for years and years that cap was not hit. it is only in recent months that the cap has been hit. i see the problem with that. it is something i am taking a fresh look at. the pressure on ministers has been building. in spring, visas for 100 foreign doctors were refused. 35 nhs trusts said in a letter to governement the ban would affect patients and the decision was almost impossible to understand.
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mrjavid also said today that he would look again at the inclusion of foreign students in the immigration figures, saying it had a perception problem. for almost a decade, the conservatives have been committed to cutting overall net migration to the tens of thousands a year, but he repeatedly refused to explicitly endorse that figure. i am committed to our manifesto, but what that means is that over the next few years, i will be working towards, rightly, reducing net migration, and bringing it to lower sustainable levels. but you have not yet said you are committed to the tens of thousands. i've said i am committed to the manifesto. labour claimed the policy had been counter—productive. the mistake the conservatives have always made on this is they said they would set an arbitrary limit for immigration figure, and they would then let the economy bear the consequences. we have said the sensible thing to do is to say, "what does our economy need?
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let's make sure we have the skills to match those needs." sajid javid has been working here as home secretary forjust a month but he has shown again his willingness to do the job his own way. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30pm and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are bonnie greer, playwright and writer for the new european, and the journalist, yasmin alibhai—brown. two thirds of women with the most common form of breast cancer might be spared chemotherapy after a new trial involving a genetic test already available on the nhs. doctors say using it to analyse early stage tumours could mean up to 3000 women a year in the uk could be treated with surgery and hormone therapy alone. annisa kadri reports. juliet fitzpatrick is now in recovery after a physical and emotional battle with breast cancer. she says the chemotherapy that followed her diagnosis
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turned her into a horrible person to live with. for me, the worst thing about it was the emotional side. i got used to losing my hair and going around bald, but ijust felt so depressed and not wanting to talk to anybody and really, it was the feeling of wanting to be away from the world, actually. doctors say new research means thousands of women with the most common form of early stage breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy. trials of a genetic test have found that the treatment can be safely avoided without affecting outcomes. the test is carried out after surgery to see whether a tumour is likely to spread and people get a score out of 100. women who score 0—10, are considered low risk, and there is no benefit in having chemotherapy. at the other end of the scale, people who score over 26, there is a definite benefit. but there's a grey area
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for most patients, who are in between and it is that group which the trial was focusing on. the findings suggested that for those patients aged over 50 chemotherapy was not needed. there has always been this uncertainty about what the best recommendation was for the two thirds of women who had a test in the mid range, and this trial definitively addresses that very important question. a leading breast cancer charity is calling for changes in cancer treatment. some clinicians will update their practise immediately, because the results of this study are so significant and that is why we want to see the clinical guidance updated so that more patients can benefit across the nhs. the trial is a step in trying to provide more tailored treatment for breast cancer patients. anisa kadri, bbc news. an update for you. we are hearing
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details of a conversation that the prime minister, theresa may, has had with her italian counterpart giuseppe conte this evening. a spokesperson saying she began by congratulating him on his appointment and forming a new government, she went on to say that italy and the uk have had a long—standing ties of friendship and cooperation and she looks forward to that continuing. the pair agree there are a number of important issues they must work on together including brexit, where they a p pa re ntly including brexit, where they apparently noted the positive progress made on ensuring the rights of italian citizens in the uk are protected after britain leads the eu. as well as bilateral cooperation on issues such as migration, counterterrorism and libya. the prime minister and not for the first time reminding everyone we may be leaving the eu but the uk is not leaving the eu but the uk is not leaving europe. geography prevents that, it? conversations with eu member states is of great importance and then look forward to meeting
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later at the g—7 in canada. details of the phone call tonight between theresa may may and giuseppe conte. the bodies of 46 migrants have been recovered after their boat capsized off the coast of tunisia. the defence ministry says 68 were rescued off sfax province. tunisia is a departure point for migrants heading to italy. another nine people died, after a speedboat carrying refugees sank off the southern coast of turkey. 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. police officers visited a house in surrey today where it's thought a hitman hired to kill the lover of former liberal leader jeremy thorpe is living. police had said andrew newton was dead — but he's now believed to be alive and using a different name. his apparent death was one of the reasons given to thorpe's
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former lover — norman scott — for dropping a conspiracy to murder investigation. duncan kennedy reports. this was the moment gwent police arrived at the house where andrew newton is believed to be living, a man they had previously thought was dead. the police knocked a number of times and then left without meeting him. i cannot make any comment. they want to talk to andrew newton about the jeremy thorpe scandal a0 years ago, a plot to killjeremy thorpe's former male lover. last year, gwent police said they had tried to find andrew newton, but a cps official later wrote, "i am satisfied that gwent police have carried out all possible lines of inquiry, various key witnesses are now deceased, to include andrew newton himself. jeremy thorpe's former lover was norman scott, and it was claimed he was threatening to expose his homosexual relationship thorpe. thorpe was put on trial for plotting to murder scott but was cleared.
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he died four years ago. the whole affair is gripping audiences with hugh grant playing him in this bbc drama. the programme includes the moment andrew newton kills norman scott's dog but then sees his gun jam when aiming it at scott. gwent police say they now want to talk to andrew newton to see if he can confirm allegations made by another man about the murder plot. that other man claims there was a conspiracy to kill norman scott. if those allegations are confirmed by andrew newton, then the jeremy thorpe investigation could be fully reopened and this very english scandal may become a very complicated legal process. duncan kennedy, bbc news in surrey. and you can see tom mangold's documentary the jeremy thorpe scandal on bbc 4 tonight at 10pm. the headlines on bbc news:
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a memorial service and a minute's silence have been held to remember the victims of the london bridge terror which took place one year ago. the home secretary, sajid javid, has said he'll look again at key parts of immigration policy — including foreign students and doctors coming to the uk. doctors say new research means thousands of women with early stage breast cancer could be spared chemotherapy. sport now, and time for a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. england's cricketers have ended a nine month wait for a test match victory in the most emphatic fashion. they responded to a chastening first test defeat by pakistan to win the second by an innings and 55 runs in leeds. jos buttler strengthend england's first innings position with an entertaining and unbeaten 80. three wickets apiece
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from stuart broad and dom bess, who claimed his maiden test wickets, helped dismiss pakistan forjust 134 in their second innings. it was england's first test victory since september and the series ends 1—1. novak djokovic has reached the last eight at the french open for an open era record 12th time, after beating fernando verdasco in straight sets. it was far from easy for the former world number one though. it took him more than half an hour to break his spanish opponent in the opening set, which lasted almost an hour. verdasco needed treatment for blisters just before losing the second set. and it was downhill for him from there, with the serb taking the third set 6—2. he'll play italy's world number 72 marco cecchinato next. second seed caroline wozniacki is currently in action against daria kasatkina. the dane is hoping to reach the quarter—finals for only the third time in her career.
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but the australian open champion is struggling against the russian 14th seed losing the first set on a tie break. venus and serena williams have been knocked out of the women's doubles. they lost in three sets to andreja klepac of slovenia and spain's maria jose martinez sanchez. serena is back in singles action tomorrow taking on maria sharapova. great britain have picked up two medals at the wheelchair tennis world team cup in the netherlands. britain's alfie hewett, gordon reid and dermot bailey had to settle for a second successive silver after suffering a 2—0 defeat againstjapan in the final. whilst in the women's event, britain's louise hunt and lucy shuker won their respective matches to secure a 2—0 victory over france and a bronze medal. now to football and those nations warming up for the world cup included brazil and croatia at anfield this afternoon. there was a stunning opener for brazilfrom neymar on his return
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from a three—month injury lay—off. no signs of rustiness from the world's most expensive player. and it was a familiar face who made it two late on. liverpool's roberto firmino scoring in front of the kop to give brazil a 2—0 win. along with brazil in group e at the world cup will be costa rica. england's next opponents hosted northern ireland as part of their preparations, and went ahead after half an hour thanks to johan venegas. joel campbell doubled the lead at the start of the second half before francisco calvo made the final score 3—0. st helens have completed the line—up for rugby league's challenge cup semi—finals. they beat holders hull fc 25—22. st helens started the quickest, scoring two early tries and playing the kind of rugby that has put them at the top of the super league. but hull responded, going over twice themselves to take the lead.
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the holders then lost two players to the sin bin and saints took full advantage with regan grace and then mark percival both getting their second tries of the game. hull did stage a late fightback but it wasn't enough and it's st helens that progress. fiji won the london leg of the world rugby sevens series, beating south africa 21—17 in the final at twickenham. ireland claimed the bronze medal by beating england. jordan conroy crossed inside the final minute to level the score. mark roche landed the conversion for a 21—19 victory with just five seconds remaining in the match. that's all the sport for now. a meeting of the world's leading finance ministers has ended with sharp division between the united states and the remaining g7 countries over president trump's tariffs
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on aluminium and steel. several countries including canada and mexico have already retaliated with their own tariffs as chris buckler reports. the finance ministers were welcomed with the traditional canadian greeting. but despite the smiles, it was hard to escape the idea that someone was banging the drums of war. the message to the us, from the other big economic nations, who posed for this unhappy family photograph was simple. if you don't want a trade war, you have days, not weeks, to change your mind on tariffs. the americans have decided to, in our mind, take an action that is not at all constructive. it is actually destructive to our ability to get things done around tariffs, around steel and aluminium. president trump is introducing the steep tariffs on steel and aluminium on the grounds of national security. however, this old torpedo factory in virginia is a reminder of the importance of notjust metals, but also allies. and with nations now threatening
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retaliatory tariffs on everything from bourbon to bluejeans, there are american families worried that they could pay the price of this fight. we do not buy american cars. we find the quality of german and japanese cars far higher and yes, we will end up paying more. we have had eu as an ally for as long as i can remember and building the tariffs will damage the relationship. president trump is continuing to campaign with the message that he is putting america first, but other nations say that does not have to be at their expense. the idea that we are somehow a national security threat to the united states is quite frankly insulting and unacceptable. president trump believes the policies he's pushing will ultimately be popular in american towns in cities. but he knows he also has to consider those international relationships and when he meets the other g—7 leaders, at a summit in quebec next weekend, he is likely to face
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some awkward conversations. chris buckler, bbc news, alexandria. armed police have cordoned off berlin cathedral after an officer shot and injured a man at the building. a berlin police statement described the wounded man as a "hooligan," but did not provide details about the circumstances of the shooting or his actions. the cathedral has been sealed off and witnesses taken to hospital to be treated for shock. the church of england and the catholic church are launching a campaign to help police tackle modern slavery at car washes. worshippers will be taught how to spot signs that workers might be exploited — and how to report their suspicions on a new mobile phone app. 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
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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 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. but the really clever bit is the way they're going to use smartphone technology. if you get your car cleaned,
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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 of slavery in car washes. certainly if people look malnourished or frightened or dishevelled in any way, shape or form, 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 slavery. workers here weren't mistreated, but victims have been rescued in other raids and their controllers put behind bars. jeremy ball, bbc news. mps will debate tomorrow whether the sale of animal fur should be banned, after a petition on the subject gathered more than 100,000 signatures. there's been a huge growth in fur imports which are up 500% in a decade. sima kotecha has been following the trade from denmark to the uk.
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a mink — just one of the 4000 or so that live here on a farm on the outskirts of denmark. they're bred just for their fur. they grew from this size to, in four—five months they are grown—up just as big as their mother. for newcomers, a bio—security suit is a must, to protect the animals from infection. how do you feel about producing animals not to eat but to wear? if it's for meat, it's for meat, if it's for clothes, it's for clothes, i don't see the difference. each mink lives in a cage around a metre long and is fed meat from chicken and pig. the farmer here says that the living conditions and the diet is why the fur produced here is of such a high standard. they're euthanised here too, by being placed in a box filled with carbon monoxide.
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their skins are then auctioned to clients across the world, including to buyers in britain. according to research, the uk sells £650 million worth of fur every year. in the 1990s, evocative antifur campaigns put many people off wearing it, but, decades on, the amount of fur being imported into the country is rising. fashion experts say smaller boutiques are partly keeping the supply and demand going. so what we had with these brilliant campaigns that were hugely successful — designers backed away from fur. it almost became toxic for them to be associated with it, but perhaps they've been a victim of their own success. there's now room, there's a new group of consumers for whom these campaigns don't have that same resonance. we spoke to several retailers, all of whom refused to go on camera over fears they could be targeted by antifur campaigners.
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some of the next generation of fashion designers say real fur is repugnant. i don't agree with it. i think it's inhumane and almost an insult to animals. as well as expensive, ijust think it's — there's no need for it when, like, fake fur is so incredible now. however, fake fur may not be a harmless alternative. the microfibres that come from synthetic materials like fake fur, they're being found everywhere, including tap water, bottled water and in the marine ecosystems. so a responsible society should be reducing its dependence on synthetic materials and embracing natural ones. so, fur traders argue silkworms are also killed for the material they produce and that because minks are cute, they attract public sympathy. but whether the debate is emotional or intellectual, the reality is the uk is a big
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trader in fur. sima kotecha, bbc news. with 75% of votes counted now in slovenia's parliamentary election the anti—immigration slovenian democratic party is well in the lead with 25% of the vote. this means the sds led by janes jansa will be given the mandate to form a government. but they may struggle to form a coalition as the other four leading parties have all said they would refuse to join in. three crew members from the international space station have made the journey safely back down to earth. russian cosmonaut anton shkaplerov was accompanied by astronauts scott tingle from the us and norishige kanai from japan. the three landed in kazakhstan this afternoon, having spent 168 days in space. the russian was out of the capsule first, met by support crew


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