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this is bbc news i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 8pm. baby sussex has a name — archie harrison mountbatten—windsor. proud parents meghan and harry chose windsor castle for their newborn son's first photo call. it's magic. it's pretty amazing, and now i have the two best guys in the world, so i'm really happy. meghan‘s mother was there too as archie was introduced to the queen and prince phillip. he's their eighth great—grandchild. it's getting tougher to get an appointment with a gp. for the first time in 50 years there's been a sustained fall in the number of family doctors. we try to recruit a new gp. there were fewer applicants. the pioneering treatment that saved isabelle‘s life. antibiotics didn't work so doctors used a virus cocktail
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to attack the infection. i started to walk around more, i started to be able to go out, and then eventually came home. a new proposal to protect people with food allergies. all ingredients in ready made products would have to be listed. good evening. to bbc news prince harry and meghan have named their new baby, archie harrison mountbatten—windsor. the announcement came after the happy couple had introduced the queen and the duke of edinburgh to their eighth great—grandchild at windsor castle. earlier, the duke and duchess of sussex gave us all a first glimpse of the youngest royal, no doubt the first of many
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photocalls to come. our royal correspondent sarah campbell is in windsor. evening to you, sarah. yes, today we finally got the pictures that many millions across the world had been waiting for and a name, archie harrison, certainly not a favourite with the bookies, not a traditional royal name and no title. proof as if we needed it yet again that this is a royal couple intent on writing their own script. the first of many royal photocalls. and having had two days to get to know baby archie in private, this was the time for his proud parents to show him off. magic, it's pretty amazing. i have the two best guys in the world, so i'm very happy. parenting is great, it's amazing. it's only been two and a half, three days, but we are so thrilled to have our own bundle ofjoy
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and to be able to spend some precious times with him as he slowly starts to grow up. nestled in his father's arms, getting a close—up view of the baby's face was tricky, so who does the seventh in line to the throne take after? we're still trying to figure that out. everyone says babies change so much at two weeks, we're monitoring how the process happens over the next month, but his looks are changing every single day. so, who knows? what do the public make of his name? archie harrison. archie harrison? 0k, not expecting that, not going to lie, i was expecting something more traditional. a good choice, they've gone with something left—field, a bit different, and good for them for going for something that's clearly their choice and not a traditional royal name. no title, archie harrison, that's it. that surprises me, actually.
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it's kind of of the time. unaware of his royal status, and unique place as an anglo—american mixed race child at the heart of the monarchy. he slept through this entire photocall. he has the sweetest temperament. really calm. i don't know who he gets that from! yeah. he's been a dream. it's been a special couple of days. thank you very much. thank you so much. thank you. thank you, everybody, for the well wishes and kindness. it means so much. and then it was off to meet the family. meghan‘s mother doria was present for the first meeting of baby archie and his great—grandparents, the queen and duke of edinburgh, both said to be delighted to welcome an eighth great—grandchild. and that is it for the moment. we
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are unlikely to see baby archie for some time no doubt prince harry and megan will be trying to contain the element of privacy that they tried to maintainfor element of privacy that they tried to maintain for the whole birth experience and it will keep him behind closed doors more in the cottage which is deep in the private estate of windsor castle. meanwhile, it is back to work tomorrow for prince harry for some he is due at an engagement in the netherlands and that's to do with celebrating a year until the next invictus games. his own pet project. both parents are very astute media operators. they know how much pressure will come to bear on this little boy as he grows up bear on this little boy as he grows up and they are clearly doing their best to try and protect them from that. and set some not unreasonable rules from the start. we just lost you there for a second but i think you there for a second but i think you can still hear me. how are the
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authorities there responding to this kind of criticism about the way the information came out about the birth? because it was announced that the baby appeared to have been announced that mum was in labour after the hours since the baby had been born. yes indeed. it was a complicated run—up to the birth itself and how it worked was bank holiday monday, all of the royal correspondents got an e—mail around about 2pm on monday saying the duchess was in labour. it said that she had gone into labour earlier this morning and then a0 minutes later, we got a birth announcement saying that she had given bertjust after 5a m saying that she had given bertjust after 5am that morning. there were eyes brows raised as to why you would issue a statement saying she had gone into labour which was not untrue, but that it was so obvious so untrue, but that it was so obvious so closely afterwards. they said they were having e—mail proms between communicating with the media
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on monday so that partially explains what happened. —— e—mail problems. i think also you have to understand right from the beginning, from prince harry and megan, they wanted to try to keep this birth private. this is that right from the very outset so they did not want to be flooding the information to members of the media. perhaps this was part of that as the prep team being the intermediary between what the principles, what prince harry and meghan wanted to know and what the media wanted to know. there was an apology from the palace as to why there was this miscommunication and that happened on monday. i think today certainly, it was a lot clear about when we thought we were going to get the news and then we got the news of the namejust news and then we got the news of the name just around 5pm this afternoon. it so is difficult because royal births are a very unusual thing and
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that the anticipation and what people want to know is global. it's a very, very, very big event and i think those things will always be slightly tricky damper. sir campbell oui’ slightly tricky damper. sir campbell our royal correspondent at windsor castle, thank you. —— sarah campbell. and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:a0 and ii:a0 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are daily mirror columnist, susie boniface and brexit editor of the telegraph, asa bennett. for the first time in 50 years there's been a sustained fall in the number of gps in relation to the number of nhs patients. research for the bbc shows there are more doctors leaving their surgeries than new ones coming in. in 2009, for every 100,000 patients in the uk there were 66 gps. by 201a that number had fallen to 65. but by last year there was an even bigger fall, tojust 60 gps per 100,000 patients. 0ur health editor, hugh pym reports
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now on the problem and how some gp practises have come up with solutions. rural north wales, the llyn peninsula. vacancies for gps are hard to fill. each has more than double the number of patients on the books as a decade ago. come in. dr williams had to take time off because of illness. a colleague died and two others retired, but he couldn't recruit any replacements. i was left in a situation where i was kind of last man standing. we tried to recruit a new gp. there were zero applicants, so it was either a matter of handing back the keys to the health board, which has happened extensively throughout north wales, or we had to come up with a new plan. it's notjust in rural areas like this where there are problems recruiting gps. it's an issue in many parts of the uk, and at a time when there is a drive to treat more patients closer to home, to take the pressure off hospitals.
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workload and pension concerns are causing more gps to retire early. that means patients in some areas are struggling to get appointments. hi, can i help you? hello, i rang up this morning. gillian from plymouth has anxiety and depression, and really wants to see a doctor. is there any chance that i could get an appointment? i don't think we've got any available slots to see dr boyle at the moment. no? no. it doesn't help the anxiety when you can't get an appointment. hiya! the fall in gp numbers relative to the population is steeper in england than other parts of the uk. nhs england says more health staff, including experienced nurses, are being recruited to help gps. ultimately, we are always going to be here for you but remember it might not be your gp that sees you. what we want to do is make sure that the best person sees you and keeps you as healthy as they can for as long as they can. back in north wales, doctor williams told me how
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they've had to adapt. i think we need, as professionals, to delegate work where we can safely, but always be available for consultation or help. if you could put your hand out flat for me. all his reception staff, for example, have been trained to carry out some basic tests including this one, for inflammation. 0k. julie, an advanced nurse practitioner, makes home visits to take the pressure off gps. it's quite difficult to be responsive on the day, so i'm helping them with pressures of responding for urgent things on the day. wales and scotland's gp numbers are higher than england's. northern ireland's have increased. but all face the same issues, finding the best way to provide care for growing populations. hugh pym, bbc news, north wales. i'm joined by dr chaand nagpaul a gp from north london and chair of the british medical association council.
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thank you for being with us. we spoke before about this issue of numbers but in essence this gives it a concrete set of figures to work. what strikes you most? first of all let's not forget that it is this government's policy to increase gp numbers by 5000. it was a repeated pledge because the government recognise that in order to provide services that met the needs of the population, we did need several thousand more gps. so it is actually quite worrying that far from an increase we have seen a reduction of maybe 2000 plus gps in this time. and that is partly because gps are retiring earlier and younger doctors aren't necessarily going for the general practise option. absolutely, so we general practise option. absolutely, so we have seen a drop in the past decade in doctors wanted to become gps and an increase in numbers retiring. but added to that, we are seeing increasing numbers of gps reducing their clinical sessions. they are finding the job extremely
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stressful a nd they are finding the job extremely stressful and instead of working a full week, there are now working pa rt full week, there are now working part of a week and that itself is stressful. so, it is the capacity thatis stressful. so, it is the capacity that is reducing numbers and in terms of the number of errors we can provide. do accept that the nhs is trying to do so in the about this in terms of the training and extra effort to fill in training paces perhaps for the previous two years and since there might be a bit of a lag here, we might be at a lowest point which could take something like three years if someone is qualified to get to the stage or they can fully be a gp? it takes much longer, around ten years plus from qualifying. so, yes, iam pleased to say there is a greater interest in becoming a gp. that's a positive, but it won't help us today, it won't help us in terms of the immediate future. so they have to be other measures to reduce the pressures on gps and of ultimately the reduction of services to patients and that is the most
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important thing that patients are suffering. there is a real frustration with patients finding they can't get up appointment with what they regard is an urgent need to see a dr. they have had some patients reporting back queuing just to guarantee they can be seen on the day. other gps are doing things like increasing the use of prescreening phone appointments because people come in and say that they don't need to seize on face—to—face but needed to seize on face—to—face but needed to speak to someone. just to say that gps themselves find it very demoralising when they can provide the service that they like to for patients was that that's what makes us patients was that that's what makes us want to be doctors and care for patients. when gps feel they are not able to provide the time the patients need trying to compress a half an hour consultation with an older patient with four problems in ten minutes is quite demoralising and when you repeat that over the day, that is the reason why many gps are choosing to work with us or in fa ct leave are choosing to work with us or in fact leave the profession because they aren't able to do theirjobs properly. in terms of looking at
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ways to reduce the pressure, you are right. there are initiatives that we should be pursuing. there are still too many patients who see hep filling in a form or because of chasing up an appointment in hospital, so we could reduce the unnecessary bureaucracy. there is also the ability for patients to be empowered, to manage their own health to a greater degree, self—care. there are initiatives where those patients who don't have to see a gp who may be better served by seeing a pharmacist, that will also reduce some pressure. and the government and nhs has been doing things to increasing numbers of those professionals stop it with those professionals stop it with those positions are beginning to ta ke those positions are beginning to take off. but we do need investment under those initiatives. we know for example the numbers of nurses in the community have fallen in the last decade. and that would have an impact on gp work. we need to look
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at this across and support pressures on general practitioners and that it itself i hope will result in more gps working at least until retirement rather than retiring early and improve morale. but we need to do those things very quickly if we are not to get into further difficulties. thank you very much for speaking to us. the headlines on bbc news. the duke and duchess of sussex name their newborn son archie harrison mountbatten—windsor. he is seventh in line to the throne and is the queen's eighth great—grandchild. the nhs has seen the first sustained fall in the number of gps for half a century. new plans to protect people with food allergies. all the ingredients in ready—made products would have to be listed. sport now for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. what are spurs up to at the bbc sport centre. good evening gavin. as
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you just that, anything is possible in the champions league, tottenham are hoping for some of spirit that liverpool had last night and trying to overturn a one goal deficit against ajax in the second leg. this is what is going on. they are down one goal 1-0 1—0 of the dutch side. afterfive minutes, scoring to give spirits a bit ofan minutes, scoring to give spirits a bit of an uphill slog. ajax hoping to reach a first final in 23 years, spurs looking to make the final for the first time. liverpool as we just mentioned will be awaiting the winners of this match in the final month after that astonishing comeback against barcelona. it is the turn of arsenal and chelsea in the europa league semi finals tomorrow night. arsenal are in spain, they 3—1 up in their tie against valencia. while chelsea are at home to eintracht frankfurt,
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it is 1—1 after the first leg. chelsea's transfer ban remains in place, which means they wont be able to sign any new players for the next year. they were found to have breached rules on signing foreign players under the age of 18 so were prevented from signing players for two transfer windows. chelsea say they will appeal again, this time to the court of arbitration for sport. but it could mean some of chelsea's young stars get more a chance next season. if the club is making any transfers, then we have to keep the squad we have and maybe bring some of the loa n have and maybe bring some of the loan players back in from loan and give us an opportunity to play more. but for me, that is not something about getting the opportunity to play. it should be about getting in and playing well and using the opportunities i get. the squad for the england women's world cup has been announced today, in a rather unusual way. the fa asked celebrities to announce each name, in a series of videos on twitter. and started with one
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of the most recognisable names, the president of the fa, prince william. fittingly, he announced the captain steph houghton, no surprise at her inclusion there. and in fact not that many surprises in the squad seletion. we wa nted we wanted to make sure that we had cover in every position, quality and every position. we wanted to make sure that the players that we pictured had performed more importantly over the last 16 months since i have been in charge and i think we are 100% certain that we have picked the right spot and now it is about delivering. we spoke long and hard about our ambitions and what we expect and what we want. now, it's time to go out there and deliver and i think that's the most exciting thing. queens park rangers have appointed mark warburton as their new manager. the ex—rangers and brentford boss will replace steve macclaren who was sacked last month. warburton has signed a two—year deal at loftus road. qpr director of football les ferdinand said warburton was a "fantastic appointment".
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rain has meant england and pakistan's first one day international this summer has been abandoned. there was limited action, england won the toss, elected to field withjoffra archer picking up a wicket in his second over. liam plunkett and jos buttler combined to reduce pakistan further. not long after the rain and hail arrived and after some stops and starts the game was called off. and the european ryder cup captain padraig harrington has cut the number of wildcards he'll pick for next year's tournament from four to three. his team defend their title whistling straights in the us. nine players will now automatically qualify for places, with harrington saying that players are more comfortable when they make it on their own steam rather than being a captain's pick. ajax one, tottenham mill. spurs going out of the champions league. more for you and sports at half past ten for sub more for you and sports at half past ten forsub —— more for you and sports at half past ten for sub —— tottenham zero. gavin, looking forward to it. family and friends of those killed
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in the london bridge attacks britain has warned iran that it will face serious consequences if it goes through with a threat to renege on parts of the international deal to curb its nuclear programme. the iranian president, hassan rouhani, warned his country would start enriching more uranium, in a clear contravention of the agreement — unless european powers did more to help iran's economy. the us, which pulled out of the deal a year ago, said the iranian threat amounted to nuclear blackmail. today the us secretary of state mike pompeo flew to london to meet foreign secretary, jeremy hunt. the iranian decision to resume the nuclear programme puts britain and europe in a difficult position. they are trying to keep the nuclear deal alive however pressure from the united states makes this more and more unlikely. the iran nuclear deal. it is a very important achievement of western diplomacy that despite all the proms we have in the middle east today, iran does not have nuclear weapons and its neighbours have not responded by getting their own nuclear weapons. and secretary pompeo and i are one in agreeing that it will be a massive step back
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for that region if it became nuclear rise to stop or i have seen the reporting and the letter that it's been sent. i think it was intentionally ambiguous. you had to see what iran's actions actually are. they made statements about actions they threaten to do in order to get the world to jump. actions they threaten to do in order to get the world tojump. we see what they were actually due. the united states will wait to observe that. and when we do, we will make good decisions. we made a decision different with united kingdom with assent to the jcpoa. that is mike pompeo in london. let's talk to our correspondent danjohnson who is in washington for us. dan, it is an interesting dispute that has arisen in terms of how best to get iran to maintain the nuclear deal and the approach by the trump administration has cruelly caused unease for countries like france. is there a fear in the washing —— washington that the european governments cannot be relied upon on
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this question of stopping iran's activities? that certainly seems to be the approach from donald trump when he tore up the iran deal a year ago essentially say that it was a bad deal, that it did not work for anyone and that he thought it should and right there and then. so that is why he put the us out and has pursued the strategy since of maximum pressure on iran, that has been his mantra the whole way through. wejust been his mantra the whole way through. we just had been his mantra the whole way through. wejust had a been his mantra the whole way through. we just had a statement from the white house announcing further sanctions against iran this time on the metals industry which is the second biggest export product after oil so it looks like the white house is going ahead. i'm sure they will say in response to the moves that iran announced today about carrying on enriched uranium production. if it didn't get more cooperation from the united states in the next two months, while the us is now already react to that. the president pots i statement here justifying the moves they had made in the last year. the president says, "because of our action the
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iranian regime is struggling to find its violent campaign of terror, it's government heads of the depression, inflation spirals out of control". donald trump says "we are imposing the most powerful maxim effort campaign which today's action will further strengthen" and he wants if there are for the most by the iran nuclear programme carries on, he wa nts nuclear programme carries on, he wants more action will help also there is a quiver of hope at the end there is a quiver of hope at the end the statement saying "i will forward you hoping to meeting with the leaders of iran and working out an agreement and giving iran the chances it deserves". as i was about to say i would like to be a fire on the wall for that meeting. mr pompeo was in london coming out and there we re was in london coming out and there were remarks come out from tim morris, special assistant to the president. he said "if you are a bank or investor or another business in europe, you should know that
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getting involved with this thing, the special purpose vehicle which is seen as the special purpose vehicle which is seen as bypassing the vehicle is a very poor business decision". it's outside the united states government is threatening european businesses, british businesses and by implication, the governments of britain and other european members who are supporting this to say if you do anything to help iran, we are going to make you pay a price. yes, it very much looks that way and although my pumper and jeremy hunt stood side by side today and were trying to give across a message as acting as one on iran, i think mike pompeo was and wanted to try and track the brits along with him. he prefers a strategy of isolation towards iran. clearly, they think the deal is dead and should be left alone. they want the europeans, the chinese, the russians to completely step away from it and harden their attitudes and action towards iran. that's why i think we have seen further sanctions today and why it isa further sanctions today and why it is a military build—up in the region of us assets because they believe
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there is an imminent threat from iran. 0f there is an imminent threat from iran. of course the irradiance say this is alljust talked up, nonsense, this is war mongering from the united states. —— the irradiance assay. we will see what moves the european nations take but they're caught ina european nations take but they're caught in a difficult position in the middle of this hardening stands for the united states and their own perceived diplomacy, the success they thought they had had in negotiating that agreement three yea rs negotiating that agreement three years ago but that agreement looks dead as united states walks away from in and iran is making subs itself moving away. dan johnson, our washington correspondent, thank you very much. a teenager who contracted a life threatening infection has been successfully treated with a new type of therapy which could prove vital in the face of growing resistance to anti—biotics. in this case, when anti—biotics didn't work, doctors used a carefully selected cocktail of viruses to infect the specific bacterial infection that would otherwise have killed the patient. 0ur medical correspondent fergus walsh reports. isabelle was given only a 1% chance
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of survival after a bacterial infection ravaged her body. antibiotics couldn't save the 17—year—old, who was recovering from a lung transplant, but now she is back at school doing her a—levels after being treated with viruses. it's an incredible thing. it's still working, slowly. but it's just great being able to do all these things on my own, without having any problems. isabelle still takes the personalised treatment at home twice a day. these syringes being prepared by her mum contain viruses known as phages. they are naturally—occurring viruses which infect and kill bacteria. they latch on to them this, and then inject their dna. now, this hijacks the machinery of the bacterial cell to make
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multiple copies of the virus, and then they destroy cell when they burst out to hunt for more bacteria to kill. doctors used a cocktail of three different phages, which were genetically engineered in the united states, to target the specific bacteria attacking isabelle's body. phage therapy was developed in the 1920s, but the research was largely abandoned when antibiotics were discovered. it's still widely used in russia. the rise of antibiotic resistance has prompted renewed interest in phage therapy. doctors at great 0rmond street can't be certain it saved isabelle, but her family have no doubts. it was absolutely incredible that the phage had on her life. she's been such a fighter all her life, and this phage has come along and been a miracle for her, it really has been.
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isabelle is due to have her new phage treatment in a bid to clear her bacterial infection completely. this is just one case in thejournal nature, but it gives hope that other patients may benefit from the same approach. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes we have had a wet and cold day across the uk. an area of rain pushed its way northwards followed by showers across the south of england. those showers have been heavy and sundre in places. and from some of those thunderstorms, look at that. not the massive hand but what looks to be pea—sized hailfalling from some of those storm causing hampton earlier today. 0vernight we will see further outbreaks of rain notably across southeast scotland, northeast england as well. with a lot of quad run it will not be a desperately cold night. the session to that will be northern scotland
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where it could be cold for a few patches of frost here. thursday morning, a lot of cloud. patches of rain but through the day, the rain will tend to transition to showers. those showers becoming heavy and sundre with and the showers again quite slow moving. the temperature is still a bit below par for the time of year. that's your weather. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... baby sussex has a name — archie harrison mountbatten—windsor. proud parents meghan and harry chose windsor castle for their newborn son's first photo call. meghan's mother was there too as archie was introduced to the queen and prince phillip — he's their eighth great grandchild. it's getting tougher to get an appointment with a gp. for the first time in 50 years there's been a sustained fall in the number of family doctors. the pioneering treatment that saved isabelle's life. antibiotics didn't work so doctors used a virus cocktail
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to attack the infection. a new proposal to protect people with food allergies — all ingredients in ready made products would have to be listed. family and friends of those killed in the london bridge attacks were warned that they would see distressing cctv images as the inquest into the deaths continues. they heard how the police kept shooting the attackers because they thought they were wearing explosive vests. in all, eight people were killed in the attacks injune 2017. here's our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford. two minutes before he was hit by the van, this man walking along london bridge with his girlfriend, christine. with the footage slowed down, this was the van, 2.5 tonnes of it, just before youssef zaghba
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began driving it deliberately at large groups of pedestrians on the bridge. this is the same footage at its original speed. ten seconds later, it hit xavier thomas as —— at 27 miles an hour. his girlfriend, still recovering from her injuries, was in court with his parents today, and wept as the footage was played to the inquest. next, the van hit christine archibald, dragging her along the road. herfiance tyler ferguson can be seen on cctv frantically running to help her. and there that is terrorists. bystanders soon there that is terrorists. bystanders soon realised an attack was under way but by then the three men left their van way but by then the three men left theirvan and way but by then the three men left their van and were marauding through their van and were marauding through the borough bistro restaurant with large knives and fatally stabbing five more people. on mobile phone footage they can be heard shouting ally who. cctv footage showed one of the great a cts cctv footage showed one of the great acts of bravery that night, where an
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unarmed police officer and a police officer armed with only a batten and a passer—by armed only with his skateboard took on the three attackers here. you see snippets of the fight with the batten and the skateboard flying. unfortunately, the passer—by was fatally wounded but all three men earned george medals for their bravery that night. the killers ran on. in three minutes they fatally injured eight people but six minutes after that, cctv caught the moment armed police officers arrived and finally brought the night of horror to an end. daniel sandford, bbc news, at the 0ld daniel sandford, bbc news, at the old bailey. if you bought a sandwich or salad for lunch today — you might not have noticed whether it was clealry labelled with all its ingredients. but for people with severe food allergies that's exactly what they need to know — for some it's even a matter of life or death. now the food standards agency is intervening. it has proposed strict new rules
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for ‘pre—packaged' food. it wants a full list of ingredients clearly marked — including highlighting the 1a major allergens, like fish, eggs and shellfish. the proposals follow the death of fifteen—year—old natasha ednan—laperouse — who had an allergic reaction to a pret a manger baguette. 0ur correpsondent colleta smith reports. it's a big day, isn't it? have a seat. this is tanya and nadim ednan—laperouse. it's been three years since their daughter natasha died after an allergic reaction to a sandwich from pret. pret. because it was made and wrapped in the shop, it didn't have to have an ingredients label. there is a need to work on the issues in the supply chain about what's going into food, because... today, the food standards agency recommended changing that rule. it's the news tanya and nadim had been hoping for. it is a bit like that emotion, really.
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because... since natasha's inquest, there's been a lot going on, and it's been quite high stakes in many ways. this is a culmination of one of the first pieces of the jigsaw, the landscape ahead for people with food allergies in this country. society is finally recognising they are deadly. allergies are deadly, and it's so serious, it has to be the full implement of labelling to safeguard people. always have a conversation about what his allergies are... if the recommendations become law, it'll have a big impact on sarah in sheffield, trying to avoid foods that four—year—old william is allergic to. nuts... sesame seeds, fish and nuts. if you do eat any of those things by mistake, what happens to you? i will get poorly and die.
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we should not be expected to take that risk on a daily basis. this is just a family and a little boy trying to live a normal life, and we should be able to do that, because if one place can do it, then everyone can do it. the food standards agency say they want the law to be changed slowly to get it right but that small businesses shouldn't worry. doesn't apply it to delis and me getting round the corner and saying can i have a ham and cheese baguette? if i'm asking you to make it for me, you don't suddenly have to put a label on it. the stuff you've made first thing in the morning or maybe last night. that really matters, because i think some of the impact on business is misunderstanding that it's everything sold in a sandwich shop. pret a manger told us... what an incredible legacy and what an incredible achievement for you as a family.
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i think we can go on living the rest of our lives knowing there's more good to come. in your soul, that really matters a lot. colletta smith, bbc news. well, we can speak now to dr lisa ackerley, who's food safety adviser to uk hospitality, which covers the catering industry, including pre—packaged sandwiches. she joins us live from bath. it represents quite a lot of the catering outlets that may be affected by any proposals, if they are implemented? absolutely, and it isn't just the small are implemented? absolutely, and it isn'tjust the small businesses that are concerned. there are many businesses with prepacked foods ready for the lunchtime rush, to avoid a queue at the lunchtime canteen, you may have seen the same thing yourselves. to actually put a full label on some of these foods will be extremely difficult for them. why? if you pick up a package
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to sandwich from major retailers, you will see that the label is complicated. to achieve that, the factory that makes those labels has gone to some trouble and generally speaking, it costs 20 to £26,000 per item because it needs to be carefully measured, and the ingredients that go in there, it isn't just the ingredients that go in there, it isn'tjust the ingredients themselves, you may have bread as an ingredient that it comes down to what was on the bread and so on. that information will be available to caterers behind—the—scenes but to put that on a label, that involves quite a lot of work and verification of the label and testing the food to ensure that it is exactly what it says it is on the label, in terms of the weight of the food for example. what we are concerned about, really,
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is that people may rely on that label without engaging in dialogue with the caterer. we are talking about catering, here, and not manufacturing. it is a different environment. i take the point you are making that in the case which we we re are making that in the case which we were referring to there, natasha ednan—laperouse's case underlines the difficulties, she went to pret a manger and bought a sandwich before getting on the plane, she took the information that she got on it but had an allergic reaction to the ingredients, sesame seeds in her case. pret a manger say that is the example you were talking about, that was a sandwich made on the premises and they complied with the rules that exist currently. if everybody said that pret should change their practices, they have done it. the chief executive said that full ingredient labelling is operationally possible in kitchens
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when proper care is taken. has he demolished your argument? know, that isa demolished your argument? know, that is a large organisation with the fa ns is a large organisation with the fans behind it and it has set menu items. but small caterers, i go to local sandwich shops and they sell the same thing day in, day out. they have tu na the same thing day in, day out. they have tuna mayonnaise, this and that. it's the same thing and they don't change their menus that often. some alchemist some aren't, but if you area large alchemist some aren't, but if you are a large organisation and you do the same menu throughout multiple stores, of course it's an economy of scale with the amount of money it is costing to get that label. 0ne scale with the amount of money it is costing to get that label. one of the options put forward in the consultation was option two, which was to have full information in writing on—site for every business. to put a sticker on item saying,
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made in—house, there would have been a fighting chance if that sticker was on the sandwich in the pret store and the family would have known about allergens. but really it is down to us as consumers, it isn't really anyone else's fault if we fail to do really anyone else's fault if we failto do so? really anyone else's fault if we fail to do so? absolutely not, it is a partnership between the business and the consumer. what i am worried about is if we have a label on these items, people may assume it is correct and we know that in manufacturing, there are often m ista kes manufacturing, there are often mistakes and many records are made, evenin mistakes and many records are made, even in manufacturing environments. the catering environment is very different and in a small kitchen, there are a lot of ingredients flying around and one of the things the consumer needs to ask them if they are severely allergic, even with a label, whether there is a risk of cross contact. doctor lisa clay, thank you for speaking to us this evening. time for a look at
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some of today's other stories. a man charged with the kidnap and rape of a woman in hertfordshire has now been charged with 10 further offences. joseph mccann, who's 3a, was due to appear at westminster magistrates this afternoon, but refused to come up to the dock and was remanded in custody. he'll now appear in court via video—link tomorrow from belmarsh prison. the national crime agency says a0 people are being investigated in connection with child sexual abuse and exploitation in rotherham in south yorkshire. the alleged offences relate to 13 victims, who came forward to say they were abused between 1997 and 2015. the 38 men and two women were arrested or questioned as part of a five—year operation. all of them have been released under investigation or bailed while enquiries continue. threats to mps are running at an "unprecedented" level, according to the metropolitan police commissioner, cressida dick. she said the number of crimes reported by mps more than doubled in 2018 from 151 to 3a2 and is set to increase further this year.
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the green party has launched its campaign for the european elections on may 23rd with the message "yes to europe, no to climate change". after gaining a hundred and 85 council seats in last weeks english local elections, the party is hopeful of improving on the three meps it secured in 201a. it's time to say yes to europe, yes to investing in communities and no to climate chaos. it's also about saying a very loud no to a failed brexit project and yes to transforming our society to one that puts people first. 0ur government is at a standstill and the two—party system is broken. paper conservatives and labour have embraced brexit and refused to say it cannot succeed in solving any of the problems of our country. voters in south africa have been going to the polls in what's being seen as the toughest test for the country's ruling african national congress party since the end of apartheid 25 years ago.
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support for the party is eroding with public anger over corruption, a struggling economy, and unemployment sitting at 27%. from johannesburg pumza fihlani reports. up up before sunrise. eager to cast their votes. this is south africa's sixth democratic election, in only 25 years since black people were allowed to vote —— and only. here, young and old braved the cold weather. 27 million people were registered to take part in this election. there are very real and pressing needs here. economic growth is slow and many are —— millions are without jobs. it remains is slow and many are —— millions are withoutjobs. it remains a hugely unequal society. 0n the outskirts of johannesburg, the people of this poor community are desperate for something different. it's one of
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south africa's poorest townships and here people have protested against the lack of service delivery and corruption. they say it has caused a delay in access to proper housing. they have come here today hoping that what they vote for will bring a much deserved change here. we need a difference, especially around this place. that's the difference. we are hoping this time things will change. i really want to see, like, infrastructure and education. i'm really big about those two things. i believe if we educate their children and ourselves enough, we can make a change. but for some, even after voting previously, life has remained the same. this time, they have decided to stay away. this woman has two children, nojob or access decided to stay away. this woman has two children, no job or access to clea n two children, no job or access to clean water. translation:
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two children, no job or access to clean water. translationzlj two children, no job or access to clean water. translation: i am very upset. if nelson mandela was a candidate, i would upset. if nelson mandela was a candidate, iwould be upset. if nelson mandela was a candidate, i would be running to vote without doubt. we drink dirty water, they drink bottled water. they live in fancy places, we live in squalor. they expect us to vote but they will not do anything for us. for many south africans, the time of promises has passed. if the parties do not deliver, they risk becoming obsolete. it is a defining moment for south africa's democracy. our correspondent milton nkosi is in soweto. ina sense, in a sense, this debate about how much the anc has achieved since apartheid came to an end since elections was something that everybody in south africa took part in and has been going on the entire time. what is the track record that the president is running on? so, he has been campaigning on an
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anti—corruption has been campaigning on an anti—corru ption ticket. he has been campaigning on an anti—corruption ticket. he has been promising south africans that when he comes to power through this vote, he comes to power through this vote, he will try and stamp out the cancer of corruption that has divided south africa and that has been eating away at the democratic values set by nelson mandela and others. he is hoping people will support him and when he becomes president in the next few which confirmed, then he will continue to clean up the governing anc. and his does it by insisting that the anc is changing, and acting as though it is nothing to do with the anc that the corruption has happened. they have been governing this whole period? indeed. but things are never as easy as they see more is simple. in south
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africa, since apartheid, a lot has changed for good. a lot has changed here for the positive the more things change, the more they stay the same, there is still a lot to be done and that is where the anc is asking people for a mandate that it can continue on their trajectory. u nfortu nately can continue on their trajectory. unfortunately it went way off the rails with the corruption. it is hoping that people will try and understand and give it another chance. voters have been impatient here in south africa. thank you very much. the headlines on bbc news... the duke and duchess of sussex name their newborn son archie harrison mountbatten—windsor. he is seventh in line to the throne, and is the queen's eighth great—grandchild. the nhs has seen the first sustained fall in the number of gps for half a century. new plans to protect people with food allergies,
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all the ingredients in ready—made products, would have to be listed. some breaking news briefly, just picking up on something we were talking about with dan johnson from washington, from france, saying they remain determined to keep financial channels and exports with iran open, in light of the pressure from washington warning banks and investors not to get involved with europe's special purpose vehicle, designed effectively to allow businesses to continue doing businesses to continue doing business in iran and bypassing us sanctions. france a they are determined to work to keep those exports open, a message that will not go down well in washington. asia bibi, the christian woman who spent eight years on death row in pakistan after being convicted of blasphemy, has left the country.
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her conviction was overturned last year by the supreme court, but protests against her forced her into hiding. her lawyer says she's arrived in canada. secunder kermani reports from islamabad. asia bibi'scase has been one of the most divisive episodes in pakistan's history. it began a decade ago when, during an argument with two muslim women in her village, asia bibi was accused of having insulted the prophet muhammad. she was arrested and sentenced to death. when she was finally acquitted by the supreme court last october, there were angry protests across the country. since then, she'd been kept in a secret location. but now officials say she's left pakistan. this is a landmark decision. i would like to commend the honourablejudges of the supreme court of pakistan, who were brave enough and courageous enough to acquit asia bibi of the false charge of blasphemy. it takes a lot of courage.
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asia bibi's case exposed the divides in pakistani society. this prominent politician, who spoke out in support of her, was murdered by his own bodyguard. asia bibi's family had always maintained it wouldn't be safe for her to live in pakistan. asia bibi's case had become a symbol of pakistan's hardline blasphemy laws — both for those who support them and those who want to reform them. her ordeal now finally seems to be over. there are dozens of other cases just like hers going through the court system, and there seems little prospect of the laws themselves being changed. her ordeal now finally seems to be over. there are dozens of other cases just like hers going through the court system, and there seems little prospect of the laws themselves being changed. a falklands veteran is planning to sue the ministry of defence for the return of his service medals. they were taken off him in 1993 because he was bisexual, and he was forced out of the royal
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navy. at the time, lgbt people were banned from serving in the armed forces — a ban that wasn't lifted until several years later. the mod says it's looking at how personnel discharged because of their sexuality can get their medals back. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. i loved life in the navy because of the comradeship. 150 people on board a vessel and you all knew each other. joe ousalice served in the royal navy for nearly 18 years. and his work was praised by his seniors. when hejoined up in the 1970s, there was a ban on lgbt people serving in the armed forces. and joe says, throughout his career, he hid the fact that he was bisexual. it was a double life i was living. i was watching, every day, what i was saying, what i was doing. joe served in the falklands war. he also did tours of duty in northern ireland and conflict spots in the middle east. but in 1993, an allegation involving another sailor, which he's always denied, ended his career. and during the disciplinary process, he says he was forced to disclose his sexuality.
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this is a medalfor northern ireland, that one for the south atlantic. joe was allowed to hold on to two of his medals, but he was stripped of the medal he'd been awarded for long service and good conduct. that medal is proof to me that i was good enough for all those years, and yet somebody could just come and take it away from you. in a statement, the ministry of defence said... joe says that because that he was dismissed from the navy, he's also lost out on his pension. but he's never fought for money. at the age of 68, he just wants his medal back. june kelly, bbc news. a campaign about school meals, led by pupils in darlington, has gone nationwide today.
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its aim is to make sure that children entitled to free lunches are able to use their full allowance. they spoke out because many who don't use the full amount in a single day aren't allowed to carry the money over. our media editor amol rajan reports from darlington. there you go, sweetheart. across the uk over 750,000 children are eligible for free school meals, a policy that, with countless tweaks and updates, has been in place for over a century. thank you. the principle that every child in every classroom should have a nutritious meal inside them is the easy part. coming up with a policy that ensures the poorest pupils aren't penalised if they miss out, that is much harder. pizza, please. thank you very much. you're welcome. but an unintended consequence of the policy is that pupils may miss out on their food allowance compared to pupils who pay. this is because their daily allowance does not carry over if it goes unused. another issue is that many pupils are restricted to using the allowance at lunchtime.
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if an extracurricular activity is scheduled for then, they miss out. let's have a bit of banter... but here in carmel academy in darlington, a simple piece of software costing £250 has delivered £17,000 worth of food back to eligible students over a single year. i always just thought it was fairer for it to roll over. that money has been given to you. it's your money. it makes it equal for people who can afford the meals and the people who can't. people may not want something at dinner time or break time so they have the choice of where they want to spend their money and what on. it is about using the money to its fullest and making sure that the students get the best out of the money they've been given in the first place. but more importantly... maura regan runs the ten—school academy of which carmel is part. when she found out this was happening, she was horrified. any child that was involved in extracurricular activities, football, drama, swimming, art, all of those enrichment
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activities in a school, they were penalised, if they could not get to the canteen, they could not spend their money and as a consequence it was lost again. so we doubly penalised them. it's become apparent in the north—east that there are several schools where pupils are missing out. together with the charity citizens uk, regan and carmel are launching a national campaign to raise awareness. local community leaders have lent their support. i don't think it would take much to change the system, because it is a relatively small change, person by person. what it will take is many people working together to sort out where the change goes and how best we can actually give it back to young people. because in some places, it goes to the school, in other places, it goes to the provider. in some places, it is somehow part of the local authority funding in a way i don't quite understand. the department for education wants to send a message to heads and governors who have the power to make the change. we want them to look at best examples of delivery and see if they can do the same thing. ultimately it is in all of our
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interests to make sure that those children do not miss out on a healthy school meal. amol rajan, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there. there has been a cool and wet day. the rain welcomed by some gardeners and farmers given how dry the weather has been recently. the rain bearing system is low pressure in the south—west of the uk and weather fronts pushing northwards, followed by shallow clouds. they have been widespread across southern parts of england. they also produced thunderstorms with fairly large hail, the size of peas, earlier today in hamden, greater london. looking at the weather picture through the rest of the night, this rain band stops moving northwards, and slowly sinks southwards. the rain does not let up in north—east england. soggy here.
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clear skies to the north of scotland with patches of frost but otherwise, not especially cold through the night. a cloudy start to the day, areas of rain first thing in the morning. the rain will tend to transition to showers, and they become heavy. some hail mixed in. some slow—moving, probably the heaviest in southern counties of england, some brighter spells between. weather fronts england, some brighter spells between. weatherfronts bringing the focus of moisture for those downpours to get going and when the wind is full particularly light, they showers slow in nature, with heavy downpours in some places but others have a dry day with sunny spells. with that, thejet others have a dry day with sunny spells. with that, the jet stream with changes, more amplified. with this ridge of high pressure, sinking air which will help to build an area of high pressure, low pressure in france and low pressure forming. we
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think that this low will stay in france, with sinking air building in this area of high pressure, especially during the second half of the weekend. saturday isn't a bad kind of day, some showers left over in central and eastern parts of scotla nd in central and eastern parts of scotland and england. the weather becomes drierfurther scotland and england. the weather becomes drier further west with some sunshine and it feels warmer in the sunshine, temperatures in cardiff reaching highs of 17 degrees. as high pressure builds into sunday and next week, we see where they're drying. it will be much warmer with temperatures into the low 20s.
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hello, i'm ros atkins. this is outside source. donald trump has blocked congress from getting the full details of the mueller report. that came as the house was poised to hold attorney general william barr in contempt forfailing to hand over an unredacted version. this sums up the democrats' mood. in this country, no one is above the law, including the president of the united states. iran say it's withdrawing from some of the commitments it made under the iran nuclear deal — a year after the us pulled out. we're also in south africa where people have been voting in the country's general elections. it's the first real test for president ramaphosa. we'll also be live at the uber headquarters in san francisco


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