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this is bbc news i'm chris rogers. the headlines. police in londonderry investigating the murder of thejournalist, lyra mckee — continue to question two teenagers and make a fresh appealfor information. lyra's killers have succeeded in only one thing and that is uniting the entire community in condemnation. more than 750 arrests in six days, as climate change protests continue in central london. the head of the force urges demostrators to move on. please go to marble arch, where you can protest lawfully. stop your unlawful protest. and if you don't want to go to marble arch, then go home. the hottest day of the year — as temperatures soar to 25 and a half degrees a goal from manchester
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city's phil foden sends the sky blues to the top of the premier league as they beat tottenham we will be looking at how are warming climate is affecting the environment. we will be investigating the challenge faced in the changing seasons. good evening. the detective leading the investigation into the killing of lyra mckee in northern ireland, has warned a "new breed of terrorists is coming through the ranks". two teenagers have been arrested by officers who they suspect were involved in shooting dead the young journalist in londonderry. police say they believe the dissident republican group the new ira is behind the killing. the teenagers are being questioned
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in belfast, from where louise cullen sent this report. a journalist, campaigner, beloved partner and devoted daughter. the police today said they'd met lyra mckee‘s family, to try to answer their questions and they said the killing had united the community against the dissidents. my broader concern is that what we're seeing is a new breed of terrorists coming through the ranks. and that, for me, is a very worrying situation. there is a real sense that what happened to lyra marked a sea change and i want people to have confidence to come forward. the police were carrying out a search operation targeting dissident republicans in the creggan area of derry on thursday night when rioting flared. in cctv footage, a masked man steps out from behind a wall. he disappears, then a few minutes later, a man with a gun fires shots towards police and onlookers. lyra mckee was rushed to hospital, where she died from her injuries. the police believe a group calling itself the new ira
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was behind the murder. one of the things that's worrying about this organisation is that they do have people who were experienced in the dark arts of bomb—making, when they were in the provisional ira, and some of those people have gone over to the new ira in the last decade or so. for friends of the journalist and lgbt activist, reality is just beginning to sink in. when i woke up this morning, i did think that i dreamt all this, it hadn't really happened. i'd dreamt the vigil, i'd dreamt everything and then i heard the news and i realised it wasn't some awful nightmare, it was true. and people across northern ireland are standing with lyra's friends and family, with books of condolence being signed and vigils held in a number of towns and cities. everybody should show their condemnation of this murder in some shape or form. we need to move forward. nobody wants to go back to those dark days, and that our children deserve the opportunity to never be brought up in that,
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the way we all were. the killing of a ceasefire baby has brought the community together to stand against that possibility. louise cullen reporing there. hundreds of extra police officers have been drafted in by the metropolitan police from other forces as it tries to clear climate change protestors from parts of central london. since the demonstrations began on monday more than 750 people have been arrested. the metropolitan police commissioner cressida dick has defended the handling of the protests and described the operation as unprecedented. jon donnison reports. the extinction rebellion has life in it yet. for a sixth day, climate change protesters targeted central london. yesterday's pink boat at oxford circus was replaced by a green hammock. their message: they're not going away. if there were a better way, please somebody tell us because we've tried the suggested ways. we've tried writing to mps, we've tried doing petitions, we've tried just standing in the street with banners. it clearly hasn't worked.
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cheering. she was eventually arrested, as were others, but they're not making it easy for the police. some protesters had glued themselves together, with their arms encased with piping. a cheer goes up now as one protester has been released. here at oxford circus, the police are using bolt cutters, angle grinders and special chemicals to break through the glue that protesters have used to stick themselves together. cheering. there were similar scenes at waterloo bridge. we were here to protect our kids and to protect our future kids and their future kids. you don't have to understand science to understand that. the metropolitan police have had to request 200 extra officers from neighbouring forces, but deny they're struggling to cope or that cells are full. it's been a really challenging operation. they're using very
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dynamic communications and very dynamic tactics. i think many people would say we haven't seen anything quite like this in this city or around the country before. by late afternoon, the last of the protesters at oxford circus had been removed and traffic was flowing again, but the demonstrators insist they'll be back. jon donnison, bbc news, in central london. our correspondent simonjones has been following some of the remaining protestors — and sent us this from waterloo bridge. you get a real sense that the patience of the police is being stretched as are the resources. but the protests on this bridge continue causing disruption to traffic and people in the area. let's show you the picture there. unlike oxford circus which was cleared earlier, people are still here, they are making speeches, singing, cheering from time to time. a bit like what happened earlier at oxford circus,
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what police have done is formed a circle around the protesters on the bridge to try and keep the numbers contained there. what we haven't seen yet as them move and like in oxford circus to try to take people away. what protesters have been doing is lying on the ground so the police are forced to carry them away from here. but the message from the police is people have had enough of this, this is stretching their resources, taking resources away from fighting other types of crime. we really heard an unusual plea from the commissioner of the metropolitan police cressida dick saying please if you want to protest there is a lawful designated site at marble arch. by remaining here you are breaking the law, the police have got an order saying that people cannot be here. but the protesters are saying they are making their point, they are determined to stay here and that is why we have got a bit of a stand—off. certainly the police are very keen
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to bring this to an end but equally you have the protesters saying we are here for the long hall, particularly with the long bank holiday weekend and as people move away more people come and replace them so although oxford circus has been cleared which certainly will be seen as a success for the police, we are certainly not talking about the endgame any time soon i think. and we'll find out how these story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages. at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are the columnist for the new european newspaper, and playwright, bonnie greer, and the broadcaster, penny smith. west yorkshire firefighters are dealing with a blaze on fifty acres of moorland above ilkley. crews were called to the fire just north of dick hudsons pub in bingley around lunchtime today and have been using beaters and water backpacks. clashes have broken out
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between dozens of demonstrators and police in paris on the 23rd saturday of yellow—vest protests. dozens of black—hooded demonstrators have thrown rocks at police and some set fire to motor—cycles. police responded by firing tear gas and stun grenades. seven people were killed in an attack on the afghan ministry of information in kabul. an explosion was heard just before midday local time — and sporadic gunfire continued for over six hours before officials declared the incident over. a ministry source said one of the attackers got inside the building. the attack comes a day after talks between afghan officials and the taliban were suspended, but the taliban said they were not behind the assault. nearly 10 percent of heart attacks and strokes could be prevented in england and wales — if health checks were tailored to individual patients. currently people over the age of a0 are eligible for a heart check every 5 years. but new research from university college london, suggests that high risk people should be screened more often —
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and low risk patients much less. our health correspondent, james gallagher reports. somebody‘s risk of heart attack or stroke can be worked out by looking at risk factors, such as their blood pressure, cholesterol levels or family history. doctors use the information to give advice on lifestyle changes, or to prescribe drugs like statins for cholesterol or blood pressure. the study in the lancet followed 7,000 people to see how their risk changed over time, then investigated whether there was a better way of performing routine checkups. currently, people should be seen every five years, but the study suggested the healthiest people could be seen every seven years, the less healthy every year. the ucl team predicted 8% of heart attacks and strokes will be prevented with tailored testing. that works out at about 5,000 fewer heart attacks and strokes every year in england and wales. researchers say these personalised checks would not cost the nhs any more money. the british heart foundation says it could potentially save lives
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but warned it could be hard to implement and that too few people were having current assessments. one of labour's most senior figures has apologised — after she was photographed drinking alcohol on public transport. diane abbott, the shadow home secretary, said she'd been drinking a can of mojito cocktail, despite a ban on drinking alcohol on london's transport network. she said she was ‘sincerely sorry‘. a scheme to help people with mental health illnesses find a job — if they want one — is being expanded. nhs england is rolling it out the individual placement and support scheme to 28 new areas which means most of england will be covered by the scheme. employment specialists will offer coaching and advice, along with practical tips on preparing for interviews. it's hoped that within five years, it will help 55—thousand people per year. a british computer expert,
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who helped shut down a major cyber attack on the nhs, has pleaded guilty to cyber crime charges in the us. marcus hutchins, from north devon,
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