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victims of crime will be asked to let police go through their mobile phones, or risk prosecutions not going ahead. the move in england and wales comes after a number of cases, including rape trials, collapsed after important evidence on phones wasn't shown to the defence. it's massively intrusive. it really has an impact on victims of rape, who may be severely traumatised already by what's happened. it's another violation, in effect. also on the programme tonight: grounded after two fatal crashes — now the boss of boeing vows to make
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the company's troubled 737 max the safest plane in the skies. teaching children to be resilient — how one community in blackpool is hoping it will more people deal with stress and anxiety. the rise in the number of brits going on holiday in countries outside the eu — travel companies are blaming brexit. too big to get under the london marathon finish line, too big to get into the pub afterwards — cctv shows the moment big ben disappeared. i hear it has now gone missing! so, if anyone knows where the costume is, i would be interested to know. and coming up on bbc news: alex hales has been dropped by england and won't feature in the world cup, after being suspended by the ecb, following an off—field incident.
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good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. people who are victims of crime, including rape, will be asked to give police access to their phones and laptops or risk prosecutions not going ahead. police forces in england and wales will ask victims to sign consent forms, which will allow officers to look at messages, photos, emails and social media accounts. it comes after the collapse of a string of rape and sexual assault cases, in which crucial evidence emerged on mobile phones at the last minute. our legal correspondent, clive coleman, reports. the search for evidence in criminal cases has changed beyond all recognition. it now lives in the digital, online space, in often highly personal text, photos, e—mails and social media posts. and the sheer scale of what is held in oui’ the sheer scale of what is held in our personal devices
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is staggering. liam allan understands what can happen when that kind of evidence is not passed to the defence. he was falsely accused of rape. the case against him only collapsed when text m essa 9 es against him only collapsed when text messages from his accuser which proved his innocence were given to his lawyers days in his trial. he favours victims being asked for their consent to hand over their mobile devices. i can't consider it an invasion of privacy because there is something in it which will insist —— assist the case or the defence and the police need have access to that or they, there is no right to a fair trial, that has gone. to ensure oui’ fair trial, that has gone. to ensure ourfairtrail fair trial, that has gone. to ensure our fair trail system, fair trial, that has gone. to ensure ourfair trail system, the prosecution has to disclose to the defence any evidence gathered by the police that either assists the defence case or undermines the prosecution's. and because of the way we all live our lives today, a lot of that evidence is found on these things. following a series of collapsed trials, a number of
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reviews revealed a systemwide disclosure problem. at its core was the ability of police and prosecutors to get on top of unprecedented amounts of digital evidence. these new forms are the most controversial part of a plan to improve matters. they ask witnesses and victims, including victims of rape and sexual assault, if they consent to have their devices examined. if they refuse, it might halt a prosecution. courtney, not her real name, it reported a sexual assault to police and she was asked for her phone. they wouldn't guarantee that the information that they took wouldn't be deeply personal things. in fact, they said straight out that they were going to download everything and look to everything. they only said that if i didn't give it, that they would not pursue my case any more. and so i had to make the choice between privacy and
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justice. and for self—preservation, i had to choose privacy. the country's top prosecutor thinks people will cooperate. where there is reasonable line of inquiry that is relevant to theissues line of inquiry that is relevant to the issues that are being investigated or prosecuted, and properly explained, i am confident that people will understand the need to co m plete that people will understand the need to complete those lines of enquiries. but campaigners are worried. the danger of that is it is massively intrusive. it really has an impact on victims of rape, who may be severely traumatised already by what has happened. it is another violation, in effect, of traumatised victims. and what is more, the danger is it will deter victims from coming forward. the new consent forms are not used in scotland. striking the balance in the digital age between protecting victims and the accused's right to a fair trial is complex, but if the correct balance is not found, the future of
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oui’ balance is not found, the future of ourfairtrail balance is not found, the future of our fair trail system balance is not found, the future of ourfair trail system is in jeopardy. the chief executive of boeing has vowed to make the troubled max 737 the safest plane ever flown, after two fatal crashes that left more than 340 people dead. the max 737 was grounded around the world last month. dennis muilenburg said both accidents were the result of a chain of events, rather than any single factor, and insisted safety was the company's top priority. we're very focused on safety. and i can tell you that both of these accidents weigh heavily on us as a company. i've had the privilege of working for the boeing company for 3h years and we know that lives depend on what we do. we take that very, very seriously. the bus of boeing speaking earlier. samira hussain is in chicago, where mr muilenberg was addressing shareholders. given the amount of money this is costing boeing, how much is riding on this? there is no
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doubt this is very important for boeing. this company is ata important for boeing. this company is at a time of crisis. the financial cost for boeing is huge. its most lucrative plane is currently grounded. there is no news in terms of how quickly planes will be back up in the air. the airlines that use these boeing planes cannot fly them. that comes at a financial cost and they will certainly be looking compensation. compensation will be looked for also by the victims of those two plane crashes. so along with the high financial cost for boeing, there is the serious reputational cost that boeing has certainly suffered. there has been a loss of public confidence among the flying public whether these boeing planes are safe safe to fly. so the question is, has boeing done enough at the event today to try and restore some of that that
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confidence? well, when the ceo dennis muilenburg was asked pointed questions about responsibility, he stopped short again of taking completely, complete responsibility for this crisis. thank you. it's one of the worst scandals in the history of the nhs. thousands of people were infected with hiv and hepatitis during the 19705 and ‘80s, while they were being treated. tomorrow, the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal officially gets under way. and some of the victims and their families will give evidence. our health editor, hugh pym, has been speaking to one of them. he died 22 years ago. that's an awful lot of living not to have had. seeing my children growing up, the children he might have had. it's all that life that might have been. we always got together at christmas... amanda remembering her brother, simon cummings, a successful radio presenter. as a teenager, he was given a blood product by the nhs for his
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haemophilia. it seemed to help at the time, but unknown to the family and other patients, it was infected and he later contracted hiv. the awful thing is that it was self—administered. so sometime, probably sitting at my mum's kitchen table, one of those doses, or many of those doses, will have infected him, without knowing which one and when. it's almost worse that he administered it himself. so, why did the nhs give patients imported products using blood from infected donors? who was to blame? was there a high—level cover—up? that's what the inquiry, starting tomorrow in this hall, will try to answer. the victims and their families are pleased it's happening, but they say day—to—day financial support for them is far too low. people feel the money that's being paid by government, the subsistence payments, is hugely inadequate at the moment. people are not able to survive on it. many people have lost theirjobs, many partners have had to put their careers and lives on hold to care for them,
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and they've simply not been properly supported financially in relation to that. the scottish government has already come up with more money. tomorrow, the government at westminster is set to announce its response. we were always very close as children... amanda has never spoken out before about her brother. she hopes the inquiry will provide her family with some answers. she says the grief is just as raw now as when simon died. i miss him, i miss him more than ever at this time. and i think because, because of this realisation that it maybe didn't need to happen, it makes it even harder to deal with. amanda patton speaking to our health editor hugh pym a woman who killed herself after being stalked for months by her former partner had repeatedly asked police for help. but an inquiry has revelaed that officers at staffordshire police force had failed to cross—reference many of the calls from justene reece and did not realise how bad the situation was getting.
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her ex, nicholas allen, was jailed for ten years in 2017, after admitting manslaughter. the force says it's now improved its procedures. sima kotecha reports. two years ago, justene reece took her own life after a difficult relationship with this man, nicholas allen, a former soldier who admitted her manslaughter. today, a report by the police watchdog said complaints about his abusive behaviour were not shared among officers. the independent office for police conduct found that between september 2016 and the death ofjustene reece in february 2017, 3a incidents were reported to staffordshire police by justene reece and herfamily reported to staffordshire police by justene reece and her family and friends. almost half of these incidents were not cross—referenced with any of the previous reports. miss reece had previously split up with allen, but he became obsessed with allen, but he became obsessed with finding her and contacting her
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almost 3,500 times in five and a half months. she later went on to ta ke half months. she later went on to take her own life in february 2017, leaving a know saying, i've run out of fight. nicholas allen was jailed for ten years soon after for manslaughter on the basis that her suicide came about as a direct result of his controlling behaviour. what we found in our investigation was that there was a systemic failure by the force to properly understand the offending pattern of behaviour by nicholas allen because oui’ behaviour by nicholas allen because our systems behaviour by nicholas allen because oui’ systems were behaviour by nicholas allen because our systems were inadequate and there was lack of training and awareness of how to properly handle complaints of this nature. the iopc began investigating the force a couple of years ago, after complaints about its conduct. today, staffordshi re complaints about its conduct. today, staffordshire police has officially apologised, saying that the police watchdog was correct to scrutinise
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its actions and identify key areas for improvement. the police force said it was retraining staff as a result of today's findings and is installing new technology to make sure information is shared. coercive control is a pattern of behaviour thatis control is a pattern of behaviour that is designed to trap somebody in a relationship. it is designed to ta ke a relationship. it is designed to take away their choices, to make sure that other people do not have any influence over them, so they stay where they are. but critics of the police say they hope stories like this one don't prevent victims from getting help in the first place. it is quarter past six, our top story this evening. victims of crime are being asked to let the police go through their mobile phones or risk prosecution is not going ahead. new line i will be live in manchester airport where thomas cook say more of us are choosing to holiday outside of the
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eu thanks to brexit. to infinity and beyond. mauricio pochettino is feeling the bus had of spurs first leg against ajax, saying he is living the dream. schools and nhs services say they are struggling to deal with mental health problems in children. it's estimated that every year, 1 in ten young people experience some kind of mental health problem — such as anxiety or depression. children from low—income families are four times more likely to face these challenges. now, a community in blackpool is trying to teach children more about resilience, in a bid to help them deal with stress and anxiety. our education editor branwenjeffreys has been to hear their stories. i'm corey, i'm 15 years of age and i am helping blackpool become a more resilient town.
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as a young person growing up in blackpool, it's hard. there are, like, the dark sides of blackpool. however, once you realise it's not all bad and we all help each other, you're not afraid to call blackpool your home. corey is part of a push to build an emotionally stronger community. they're calling it a resilience revolution. it's backed by research and lottery cash. resilience is the capability to bounce forward through tough times and persevere. this is why perseverance might be needed. there are up to 2,500 children whose parents use drugs. in under—24s, self—harm rates are three times the national figure. for drugs and alcohol, it has the highest hospital admissions in england. but instead of focusing on problems, blackpool is working with its biggest asset,
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people. go and see if the tinned is cheaper... armed with a list, they start simple. how to shop for a meal — a stepping stone to learning to cook for their family. can you think of an example where you've been able to be resilient yourselves? yes. my dad was starting to get really ill, so i cooked pasta for them all — my sister, my dad, my littler sister and my stepmum. i felt proud of myself. all my siblings were hungry and they wanted dinner and my mum couldn't make it, so i made it. i made them pasta. every school is doing something different. teenagers are helping design and deliver changes. so, what makes this different? this is about equipping a whole community, one parent, one child at a time, with the skills they need to cope with life. so instead of treating people as though they're helpless, you get them to see that they can push through life's setbacks.
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i was going through grief. my child had moved to her dad's house and i was involved with social services that i'd never been involved with before. lisa was at a low point after her dad died, a single mum, her mental health under pressure. we've got family time from 5.30 to 6.30. we also have family time in the morning before they go to school, because they're getting up early. now, after a course for parents, she has a plan, agreed with her teenage daughters. all the telephones go there, plugged in, so they can get them back in the morning. how has this made things different for you as a family? we can sit down and talk a bit more now. giving the phones up between 5.30 and 6.30 at teatime, if they've got anything on their head, they can tell us. i was one of those that was doing everything for them all, but then i thought, "no, we need to share here". simple suggestions for living, one big idea to encourage yourself and each
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other. i've been trained to speak to you about things in school. in this school, older pupils are paired with new arrivals. they call them heroes, mental health first aid to intercept worries before they grow. are you happy now? is there anything bothering you? no. we experience a significant number of students who feel the need to self—harm, cry for help, sometimes, attempts at suicide etc. that's not a daily thing, but those things are very real and apparent across the town. so what happens when this project ends? the challenges here won't disappear. the hope is that some resilience lingers on. branwen jeffreys, bbc news, blackpool. the leader of the islamic state group is understood to have appeared for the first time
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ina in a propaganda video released by the group, a man said to be him spoke about the long fight for a town in eastern syria which ended last month. it is unclear when the footage was filmed. more people are choosing to go on holiday to countries outside the european union according to one of brtiain's main package holiday companies. almost half of thomas cook's package holiday bookings are outside the eu this year — with brexit uncertainty and a weak pound being blamed. our consumer affairs correspondent colletta smith is at manchester airport. 19 million of us are due to be getting on planes like this and travelling somewhere in the world with thomas cook over the next year, a company that has struggled over the last 12 months or so in terms of bookings, and a large part of that they are blaming on brexit uncertainty, saying they are changing the way we choose holidays. less tha n changing the way we choose holidays. less than half of all the bookings are now to destinations outside
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of the european union. that is an increase of 10% over the same period last year, and in terms of the places we are picking, spain and greece are in the top three, but turkey has lea pfrogged greece are in the top three, but turkey has leapfrogged their way into number two, not just turkey has leapfrogged their way into number two, notjust outside the eu but outside the eurozone and that means holiday—makers get a little bit more for their money if they are changing it into turkish lira. we have been asking other holiday companies if they see something similar, skyscanner have said they see an increase in bookings too long destinations, the post office say the same thing. although european destinations are popular, some people are looking closer to home indeed. the biggest increase they have seen has been to jersey. the scottish conservative leader ruth davidson has urged the tories to come together and compromise over brexit.
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in her first television interview since returning from maternity leave, she told the bbc she has absolutely no ambitions to be prime minister and that her baby son finn is her top priority. here's our scotland editor sarah smith. the first party leader in the uk to give birth while in office, ruth davidson, after six months on maternity leave, is returning to front line politics with a different perspective. i think, you know, the job will come first, and at some points of my life the job has come at the expense of relationships, family, it is very clear that it took top priority, but that doesn't mean that i can't do the job and i will not be attacking it with my usual vim and vigour. staying out of the political arena for the last six months mean ruth davidson has not been dragged into internal tory brexit battles. she thinks the public are tired of the squabbles. it's time for politicians to start compromising, it's time for a deal to be done,
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it's time for the united kingdom to look at what happens next. does that include the brexiteers in your own party, does that mean they should compromise as well? it includes everybody, i'm not restricting it to my party but i am absolutely including my party in that. there are talks going on in london in london right now, we need the politicians in the house of commons, to coalesce around a common position to allow the united kingdom to leave in an orderly fashion, which is what 17.5 million people voted for. she is determined to try to stop nicola sturgeon holding another referendum on scottish independence in the next couple of years. i'm saying that i will say no, i'm saying that the next prime minister, this prime minister, should say so, too, and the majority of scots agree with that, only 15% want another referendum in the timescale nicola sturgeon has proposed. ruth davidson is often talked about as a future uk conservative party leader, even prime minister, so does she have any ambitions to ever aim for that top job? absolutely none! sarah smith, bbc news. stevie chalmers, the celtic forward who scored the winning goal in the 1967
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european cup final, has died at the age of 83. commentaror: celtic have scored! -- commentator: celtic have scored! the victory was the first time a british side lifted the trophy — and was one of 12 honours chalmers won during his time at celtic. his death comes after the captain of that 67 team, billy mcneill, passed away last week. now, it is one of the most viewed moments of yesterday's london marathon — the runner who was trying to break a world record dressed as big ben but got stuck trying to cross the finish line. it turned out lukas bates' costume was also too big to get into the pub afterwards. so, he left it outside. but now his costume has gone missing as duncan kennedy reports. what you get when you mix this with this... the answer, of course, is this... the answer, of course, is this... lukas bates running not so much against the clock as
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as the clock! 26 miles, as the queen elizabeth tower, with everything running like clockwork, until this... he tries to cross the finish line, not once, not twice... not even three times. it takes four tries, and two other sets of hands, to get him over the line. more big bang than big ben. today, with sore legs, and bruised head, lukas relive the moment. i first of all tried going sideways, then tried going forward , going sideways, then tried going forward, and because my legs were so fatigued, i did not realise how far i needed to go down, it was a case of going lower, to the point where i could get through! on cbs this morning... but then right at the finish line, dude gets stuck! the big ben —— has now gone global. finish line, dude gets stuck! the big ben —— has now gone globallj feel so bad for him! but not half as
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bad as lukas fell during his training. lots of early morning starts, so as not to wind up the neighbours... but there is still one post race question: you went to a pub, what happened then?|j post race question: you went to a pub, what happened then? i hear it has now gone missing! if anyone knows where the costume is, i would be interested to know! well, we can tell you, cctv pictures from the pub show a hi tell you, cctv pictures from the pub showa hijinx tell you, cctv pictures from the pub show a hi jinx hijack from some fellow runners. he was raising money for dementia revolution, he is clearly a man... for dementia revolution, he is clearlya man... bell for dementia revolution, he is clearly a man... bell tolls who now chimes with the times. if you have seen big ben, do let us know where to find it! no excuses if you fancy a run in the next few hours, fine weather outside
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currently, and even some evening sunshine. dry and fine, we can see from the satellite picture how the weather divides across the uk for tomorrow and for wednesday as well, fronts trying to push into the west, cloud and rain. central and eastern areas, clearer skies and tomorrow more sunshine. through this evening, rain will turn to clear briefly, from the south—west and wales, lingering across northern ireland and every bet heavier into the night. even few pockets of frost across the east of england and eastern scotland, but there is the ridge of high pressure i was talking about, that will keep the sky is clear across the eastern side of the uk, for tuesday, and with a change in the wind direction, cloud will shift that has been hanging around the north sea coast. better prospects than even today, in the west, here comes the weather front, northern ireland, a little brighter come the
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second part of the day. that front will make slow progress across the ukfor will make slow progress across the uk for wednesday. northern ireland brighter come across eastern england, sunshine, turning out to be pleasant. close to 20 degrees. basically sitting down the length of the uk, the spine of the uk, more cloud, outbreaks of rain and sharper showers. temperatures still around average for the time of year. a little bit of a shock to the system, to finish the week, thursday into friday, cold weather front across the uk, bringing rainfor friday, cold weather front across the uk, bringing rain for thursday, and for friday, reaching for the woollies, briefly, once again, bank holiday weekend, not all doom and gloom, hang on in there, high pressure will build again, keeping settle. hopefully back to average temperatures by bank holiday monday. some good to come in the forecast after a little chill. a reminder of the main story this morning: victims of crime are to be asked to let police go through their mobile phones or risk prosecution is not
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the head of boeing defends the safety of the 737 max aircraft — saying he is sorry for the loss of life, and insisting the company has a duty to eliminate risk. we know every person who steps aboard one of our aeroplanes places their trust in us. we'll do everything possible to earn, and re—earn, that trust and confidence. footage has emerged of the islamic state leader in which she talks
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about her recent terrorist attacks. rape victims are being told to hand over their phones to the police — or risk their attackers not being prosecuted. campaigners say they're concerned. heavy rain and high winds are hindering rescue efforts in northern mozambique — after the second cylcone in a month hit the country. the us warns it will rethink its information sharing with western allies — if they use the controversial chinese telecoms giant, huawei, in their 5g networks. in a moment it will be time for sportsday but first a look at what else is coming up this evening on bbc news: we'll be speaking to the director of the end violence against women coalition, sarah green, and solicitor harriet wristcich, following the news that victims of rape may be asked to hand over their phones to police. beyond 100 days
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will be bringing the latest developments from los angeles after the record—breaking opening weekend for avengers endgame. nd later on, we'll be brining you tomorrow's front pages in the papers. our guests this evening are the deputy political editor for the sunday times, caroline wheeler, and author and broadcasterjohn kampfner. now — it's time for sportsday, with hugh ferris. hello and welcome to sportsday — i'm hugh ferris. the headlines this evening. alex hales is out of a home world cup. the batsman is removed from the england squad for the tournament after an off—field incident. mauricio pochettino's feeling the buzz ahead of spurs' big champions league night. you need to settle your dreams, to infinity and beyond. and a stunning comeback for kyren wilson — he's into the quarter—finals of the world snooker championship.

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