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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. thousands of people attend vigils this is bbc news. across new zealand to remember i'm shaun ley. the headlines at four... the victims of the mosque attacks, as the country‘s prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes thousands attend vigils across new zealand to remember before the shootings. the victims of the mosque attacks — as the country's prime minister stories of heroism are says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes emerging from the attacks, as survivors talk of their shock before the shootings. stories of heroism are that something like this emerging from the attacks, as survivors talk of their shock could happen in their city. that something like this could happen in christchurch. forget gunshots, even, you know, a simple quarrel is in the news over here — this is the most peaceful place on earth. forget gun shots, even a simple theresa may calls on mps to make quarrel is in the news over here. an "honourable compromise" this is the most peaceful place on earth. theresa may calls on mps to make an ‘honourable compromise‘ and back her brexit deal — or risk never leaving the eu. police response times to the most urgent calls at two of england's biggest forces have become significantly slower in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the bbc. also in the next hour — new ideas to prevent
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childhood obesity. junk food adverts on tv and online could be banned before 9pm under ideas being put out for public consultation. and the inside out team investigate the app which gives people nutritional advice based on their dna — that's in half an hour's time here on bbc news. good afternoon. new zealand's prime minister says her office received an email containing the far—right views of bra nton tarra nt just minutes before 50 people were shot dead in two mosques in christchurch on friday. butjacinda ardern said it contained no details of the planned attack — the worst mass shooting in the country's history.
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tarrant has been charged with one murder and is due to appear in court again next month when he will probably face more charges. from christchurch, rupert wingfield—hayes sent us this report. in christchurch on sunday morning, the outpouring of grief and solidarity has continued unabated. close to the mosque where the first attack took place on friday, the flower tributes continue to grow, many people overcome with emotion. in wellington, prime ministerjacinda ardern made her own emotional tribute at the city's biggest mosque. but amid all this grief there is also anger the attacker wasn't stopped before he could carry out his deadly plan. prime minister ardern today confirmed her office did receive an email copy of the killer's political declaration just before the attacks took place. i was one of more than 30 recipients of a manifesto that was mailed out nine minutes before the attack took place.
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it did not include a location. it did not include specific details. back in christchurch a sports team has come to lay flowers. their goalie is among the dead. his coach has this message for the australian man suspected of carrying out the attack here, and anyone who shares his racist views. we are all one people. we are all one race. we are all human beings. we love each other. we have to love each other, otherwise this sort of rubbish happens. we have to love each other. ali adeeb and his father were inside the al noor mosque when the shooting began. his badly wounded father lay bleeding beside him, imploring ali to look after the family. the last thing he says to me was, take care of your mum and your brother and sister. his father is still in critical condition in an induced coma. this is an act of terrorism. it has nothing to do with what race or religion you are,
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this is what terrorism is and it is evil and it needs to stop and we need to change within ourselves to be able to live together as a community in peace. the name of this city, christchurch, will now forever be linked to the attack on the two mosques here last friday. but the people of christchurch want to tell the world that it does not represent them and they too are victims of this horrific crime. it is the middle of the night now in new zealand. earlier i spoke to mazharuddin syed ahmed who survived the shootings. he described how he took cover when he saw the gunman come in through the main entrance of the linwood masjid mosque. i ran to the back side of the mosque. i don't know how but ijust ran towards there. there was a small storage area that has no door. ijust went in and took cover. then the shooter came
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into the main door and started shooting the people. people were falling down and he was shooting. i took cover and i was able to see the shooting and he was wearing those dirt bike helmets and i think it was like armour and he was shooting repeatedly. there was a woman right in front of him and she was screaming, no, no. he shot her, then she fell down and he shot her again. at this moment of time, i was on his left side. he started shooting from the right. suddenly, at any moment he would turn left. i was trying to think, should i run ahead or take
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a twist or turn around? i was trying to think, what should i do? just then somebody pulled him from the back and i didn't see who'd pulled him. he fell down and i was still holding my cover. in that scuffle, he lost control of his gun. sorry to interrupt you, just to be clear what you are saying. somebody tried to tackle the gunmen and they managed to bring him to the ground? yes, there was a companion — he was from afghanistan, he was a refugee. he brought him down and in that scuffle, he lost control of his gun. he got up and ran outside. this person who pulled him down, chased behind him, taking his gun. i believe there were no bullets. he emptied all of the bullets.
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at that moment, he ran behind the shooter's gun. i think he couldn't operate and nothing happened so he ran chasing him and then because he was ahead, i believe that he was going to the car to collect the other gun. just then, this person threw the gun at him. he yanked the gun at him and that landed on his windscreen. while he was picking the gun, i believe, that scared him. and then he ran. police in greater manchester have made four arrests, after three separate incidents of alleged hate crime in which the new zealand mosque attack was mentioned. earlier our home affairs correspondent tom symonds gave me further details of the attacks. the first at 20 past midnight last night, a taxi driver reported, or rather the police were called to reports of a taxi driver being abused by two people. a 33—year—old man and a 34—year—old
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women were arrested in connection with racially aggravated public order offences. the allegation is they were shouting about new zealand. and then in a separate case, an online case, a 38—year—old woman who was arrested for online communications. and a 24—year—old in connection with what the police are calling malicious communications, which could be potentially e—mailing or sending messages, that sort of thing. it is clear that the police are having to deal with some of these incidents coming out of, directly coming out of, the new zealand attacks. and also reports this afternoon of graffiti in oxford that has popped up citing some of the things that the attacker in new zealand said. i think we can expect the police to be quite busy dealing with these sorts of things over the days to come. senior cabinet ministers, including the chancellor philip hammond, have suggested mps
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may not get a third chance to vote on theresa may's brexit deal — if she can't pursuade enough mps to change their minds. the warnings follow a plea from mrs may for ‘honourable compromises‘ to avoid a long extension to the brexit process, or the possibility it doesn‘t happen at all. here‘s our political correspondent jonathan blake. some things never change. theresa may went to church as normal this morning before a week when the stakes for her and her brexit deal will be higher than ever. she has given mps an ultimatum, warning in an article for the sunday telegraph that if they do not back the deal, they risk a lengthy delay and perhaps no brexit at all. all this, she says, makes the choice facing mps clearer than it has ever been. if parliament can find a way to back the brexit deal before european council, the uk will leave the eu this spring. if it cannot, the prime minister writes, we will not leave the eu for many months, if ever. ministers are trying hard to change mps minds. support from the dup, who provide theresa may
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with a majority, is crucial. and the man who holds the government‘s purse strings did not rule out more money for northern ireland in exchange for the party‘s support. this isn‘t about money, this is about political assurance. look, we are coming up to a spending review... ah... and we will have to look at all budgets, including devolved block grant budgets in that spending review, of course we will. so it is not impossible that you are going to give them extra money in that deal in return for voting for the deal? well, we haven‘t even started to look at it yet. although a handful of mps who were opposed to the deal have now said they will back it, the chancellor admitted the government does not yet have the support they need and a third vote on the deal may not happen this week. if it does, it could also be a big test of parliament‘s support for another referendum. labour looks likely to back a plan to make mp‘s support for the deal conditional on it being put to a public vote. we will obviously decide on our whipping arrangements, but clearly we have had a very good discussion with them.
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the key thing is actually theresa may‘s deal has now been rejected twice by parliament. rumour has it she is bringing it back on tuesday for a third time, if that fails a fourth time after that. this is ridiculous. this thing has been defeated comprehensively and she has got to recognise that we have got to do something different. mr corbyn also hinted he would vote for a vote of no confidence in the government if mps reject mrs may‘s deal a third time. if defeat looks inevitable, there may not be a vote at all. leaving big questions unanswered about where the brexit process goes from here. police response times to the most urgent 999 calls for two of england‘s biggest forces west midlands and greater manchester police — have got significantly worse in the past five years. that‘s according to a freedom of information request by bbc 5 live investigates. in the west midlands, the average response times for the most serious calls went up from ten minutes to 19 minutes. the home office says police funding will rise by 970—million—pounds over the next financial year.
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adrian goldberg, the presenter of 5 live investigates, gave more details about the response times of some of the largest police forces. forces like west midlands, where the average response time to be more serious, most urgent crimes, has gone up over a five year period from ten minutes to 19 minutes. in greater manchester, from seven minutes to 12 minutes. in urban areas, the target time is 15 minutes — so greater manchester is meeting their targets but west midlands are not. if you look at west yorkshire and south yorkshire, that target time has been missed by both on thousands of occasions and it is getting worse. dr lynnette kelly, the assistant police and crime commissioner for the west midlands, said that she believed cuts in police numbers had had an effect on response times.
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we are concerned about it. i have to say, if you are going to cut police funds year after year after year, if you are going to make us lose 2000 officers, which is what has happened in the west midlands, at the same time as crime is going up, then the natural thing to happen is response times will increase. so why hasn‘t that happened everywhere? the west midlands has been hit far harder by cuts than most other police forces. are you saying proportionately orjust saying an amount? because you are a biggerforce, so if you have a bigger cut necessarily translate terms of the impact they can have. you could be a smaller frce with a smaller cut. yes, but if you look at the level of funding per head for the west midlands, we are funded to the same level as surrey. and yet surrey does not have the levels of crime and the levels of deprivation
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and the young population that we have in the west midlands. she is the assistant high commissionerfor the she is the assistant high commissioner for the west midlands. the duke and duchess of cambridge have led a minute‘s silence to pay their respects to the fifty people who died as a result of the new zealand mosque attacks. the couple joined the irish guards and their families in remembering the victims at a st patrick‘s day parade in west london. kate then handed out baskets of shamrock, and william, who is colonel of the irish guards, took the salute. the headlines on bbc news... thousands of people attend vigils across new zealand to remember the victims of the mosque attacks — as the country‘s prime minister says her office received a message from the suspected killer minutes before the shootings. theresa may calls on mps to make an ‘honourable compromise‘ and back her brexit deal — or risk never leaving the eu. police response times to the most urgent calls at two of england‘s biggest forces have become significantly slower in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the bbc.
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a more varied picture of sporting headlines after the six nations. high drama in the fa cup right now. it was goalless at half—time. a free header. i—0 stuff. header. 1—0 a it was goalless at half—time. a free header. 1—0 a neat finish from this across coming up. header. 1—0 a neat finish from this across coming up. just a couple of minutes later, just over ten minutes to play, they must have thought they we re to play, they must have thought they were heading for the semifinals. then, look at this. deep into injury time. an innocent free kick floated into the box. the goalkeeper dropping a kleiner. what is he doing? 2—2. brighten off of the
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hook. it is in extra time. these pictures coming live to you. highlights the first period of extra time. it is half—time. the second period is about to get under way. this game is a life over on bbc one. liverpool are back on top of the premier league. while chelsea kick off against everton in the next few minutes... if former liverpool player bounced ona if former liverpool player bounced on a rare mistake. he tried to header it back to the keeper. he tapped it in. 1—1. a penalty when the goalkeeper grabbed at the player. a penalty given. up stepped... was at a penalty? made the most. up stepped james milner.
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they played a game more than manchester city. city are not playing in the league because of their cup duties this weekend. they are two points clear at the top now, liverpool. celtic are 10 points clear at the top of the scottish prmiership after a late winner at dundee. james forrest played in 0dsonne edouard in the 96th minute who kept his head to beat the dundee keeper. after the international break, they face second placed old firm rivals rangers. neil lennon loved that. formula one world champion lewis hamilton finished second at the season opening australian grand prix . he‘d started on pole but was overtaken by his mercedes teamate valterri bottas on the first corner, the firm going on to win
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a very uneventful race by more than 20 seconds. hamilton finished ahead of red bull‘s max verstappen in third and ferrari‘s sebastian vettel was fourth. an incredible race today. he truly deserved it. we have some work to do. it is a great start to the year, more than we could have hoped. do. it is a great start to the year, more than we could have hopedlj do. it is a great start to the year, more than we could have hoped. i do not know what to say. it was definitely my best race ever. i do not know what happened but itjust felt so good and everything was under control. the car was so good today. truly enjoyable. i intend to enjoy today. in the women‘s six nations, wales claimed a bonus—point win over ireland to finish fourth in the table, they won 2a—5. ireland took the lead but with the sides tied 5—5 in the first half, carys phillips scored a second try for wales, giving them the lead, before jasmine joyce sprinted clear to score wales‘ fourth, giving them back—to—back wins to end of their six nations campaign. in padua, manuela furlan s try four minutes from time gave italy the bonus point they needed
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to finish second in the table, as they beat france 31—12.. that‘s all the sport for now. it is still to — two for millwall against brighton. i‘ll have more for you in the next hour. thank you. brexit has been at the forefront of vince cable‘s final conference speech as liberal democrat party leader. speaking to members at the spring conference in york, sir vince talked about the effect the uk‘s decision to leave the eu has had on the country over the past three years. brexit is dominating parliament and government and not in a good way. it is dividing families and communities, and indeed the united kingdom, and it is sucking all of the energy out of government. last week‘s farcical debates have diminished even further the standing
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of parliament. the really big issues that we ought to be grappling with, how we live sustainably, how we deal with ageing, how we deal with the new generation of technologies, all of these things are now being put on one side. postponed or ignored, neglected. it is not surprising that many people are now reacting with a combination of boredom and rage. they are bored because of the endless robotic repetition of the arguments. and their anger is because what they were told it was going to be very, very simple is now proving to be hideously complicated. now, i am very proud of the role that our party has played unapologetically leading
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the case for remaining. applause. vince cable, the outgoing leader of the liberal democrats. junk food adverts on tv and online could be banned before 9pm, as part of government plans to tackle childhood obesity. (00v) ideas for the new watershed have been put out for public consultation from today, and have been backed by doctors. the department of health and social care says one—in—three children leave primary school overweight or obese. let‘s talk now to robert wheway, director of children‘s play advisory service — a consultancy that advises local authorities on how to improve children s opportunities to play. thanks very much for being with us this afternoon and coming in to talk to us. let me ask you what you make of the suggestion that by banning advertisements for food and drinks, it could have a significant impact on childhood obesity. it will have
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hardly any effect because all it is doing is treating the symptoms, not the cause. the cause of pure health and our children, mental and physical health, as they cannot get out and play every day, run around, her physical development, social development, run around in the street outside of where they live.|j ta ke street outside of where they live.|j take your point and that, i grew up any small village where you wander up any small village where you wander up and play safely, but it is not practicalfor up and play safely, but it is not practical for lots of people. this is one of the ways of dealing with these symptoms, arguably. the real thing is we need to stop the domination of the car in residential roads. where the car is in small cul—de—sacs, children as young as four and five play out happily, as they have done for countless generations. they get that every day, physical exercise every day learning how to take turns and reach
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agreement on games and all of that social development. all the experts, the nhs, public health england, nice are ignoring this incredible change that has been in children‘s lives andi that has been in children‘s lives and ijust that has been in children‘s lives and i just treating that has been in children‘s lives and ijust treating the symptoms. that has been in children‘s lives and ijust treating the symptomslj and ijust treating the symptoms.” appreciate your passion and knowledge because of the campaign you run, you are not saying that junk food doesn‘t contribute to obesity, are you? sugary drinks at all the rest of it. i am not saying it does not. the calorific intake has gone down, not up. people seem to be eating less sugar anyway. what the problem is, if you keep going at the problem is, if you keep going at the symptoms, you will children are still having unhealthy lives. changing the formulation from synthetic rather than sugar will not give them every day a healthy exercise, they will not give them healthy every play, taking turns,
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learning to make decisions. it is scratching at the surface, but ineffective and want deal with the real causes of the problems we have got. what are the practical measures in your review that could be applied, if you can‘t say, an average town, a busy urban area, a place where the opportunities for unsupervised play are more difficult to achieve, or have appeared to be more difficult to achieve? we need to have any road designation that ordinary residential roads, residential side roads that do not serve a distribute a function, they need to be the priority for pedestrians with the equivalent of a zebra crossing the way along. if you have got that, children would be out running around everyday and it would cost nothing, it would not put an extra burden on the schools, and it would not put a burden on parents.
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pa rents would not put a burden on parents. parents never used to supervise the children every minute of the day. the children went outside and played within sight and sound of home, so they could run back quickly if they felt threatened, but the parents did not have to try and compensate by rushing them to a class here, a class player, and so on. robert, thank you very much forjoining us this afternoon. warming airand sea temperatures are causing arctic glaciers to melt, and now the increasing rainfall is creating problems for animals, like reindeer. radio 4 today programme presenter martha kearney, has travelled to the region to see the effects of climate change, with british researchers. this former mining village has the feel of a frontier village in the wild west. 0ur posse headed out from the base on snowmobiles. i have joined a convoy of scientists heading across the tundra towards a glacier — one of the most studied in the arctic.
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this is the edge of the original glacier where the ice brought huge boulders down. but since 1900 it has been receding. we are heading towards its modern edge, a form of time travel. after a kilometre we reached the snout where the glacier now ends. so starting around 1900 the glacier was all the way down the bottom of this valley and it has been rapidly retreating up in the last 100 or so years. more so in the last 20 or 30. the kind of changes that we are seeing are happening all across the arctic. this is... this is an emblem of what is happening in other places. it has a big impact on sea level. here on the top of a glacier which is 5,000 years old you really do get a sense of the
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extent of the melting ice, of climate change. but scientists across the arctic are worried about a new threat which they have noticed here as well. and that is growing rainfall. this microbiologist has been coming here for 12 years to study climate change. i willjust use this probe to measure the depth of the snowpack and identify layers of refrozen rainwater within the snow. it has gone in easily. i‘ve hit a hard layer, that is one rain event. push through that and you can hear a hollow sound tapping onto a layer of refrozen rain. that is two now. through that... i think that is a third. and that is difficult to get through. the animals who live in the arctic,
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like reindeer, are suffering because of the increase in rainfall which troubles bianca. what happens is that the rain ends up in the snow and percolates down through and forms an ice barrier. it is impossible for small herbivores to get through so they can‘t eat and the population crashes. for her, like so many scientists who have devoted their lives to the arctic many of the new signs of climate change are mysterious and troubling. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with susan powell. after the very turbulent weather we have seen after the very turbulent weather we have seen across after the very turbulent weather we have seen across the uk in the week just gone, finally for the week ahead we have a breather. a much
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drier story. some springlike temperatures for the south by mid week. here goes the low that brightly wet and windy weather on saturday. cloud showing up here. downpours through the evening. into the small hours of monday, sky is clearing and winds are falling. frosty across the northern part of the uk, especially the east. “4 in parts of scotland. towards the west, milder and more cloud around. that cloud will filter eastwards throughout the day on monday, bringing persistent rain to the hills and the costs on the west and a claggy look to the day. best of the brightness in the east. a top temperature of 12 celsius in london.
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