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this is bbc news. the headlines at 8pm: theresa may promises to live up to her reputation as a "bloody difficult woman" during tough negotiations over brexit with eu chiefs. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a "bloody difficult woman". i said, at the time that, the next person to find that out would be jean claude juncker. jeremy corbyn defends his shadow home secretary who came unstuck in a radio interview over the cost of the party's plans for more police in england and wales. how much would 10,000 police officers cost? we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000? sorry... 10,000 police officers, what are you paying them? a failure to support the family of anorexic teenager pippa mcmanus, when she left hospital, is found to be a factor in her taking her own life. with four days to go before the
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final round of the french presidential election, marine le pen delivers a speech that sounds a little familiar. the far right leader of the front national has been accused of plagerising her defeated rival, francoise fillon, in a spich she delivered on monday. how new proposals to stop doping could mean previous world records by clean athletes could no longer stand. and pulled to safety, after 30 hours in the irish sea. the surfer, who's lucky to be alive. good evening and welcome to bbc news. following the leaked account of a tense meeting between the prime minister and the head of the european commission last
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week, theresa may has told the bbc she will be a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit negotiations, and she's already made clearjean—claude juncker will discover that. she told our political editor laura kuenssberg that the negotiations with the eu will be tough, and what matters in the coming election is making the right choice of leader to represent the uk's interests. who wouldn't like a day by the cornish coast? who could be coming to town? we believe it's that nice theresa may. is that correct or not correct? strong and stable theresa. i'm not very keen. in fact, i'm very unkeen. i hope she comes sooner rather than later. i've got a bus to catch! the number ten suits, police by the fishing boats gave the game away. thank you, nice to see you, morning, morning. a serene scene compared to brutal briefings from brussels. thank you, nice to see you. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a "bloody difficult woman." and i said at the time the next person to find that out would be jean—claude juncker.
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and did he over the weekend? well, these are going to be tough negotiations, as we go ahead. i'm asking the british people to give me a mandate. did jean—claude juncker say to you brexit cannot be a success? i don't... look, i don't recall the account that has been given of the meeting that took place. i think a lot of this is brussels gossip. it was a dinner in london and you were there — it's not brussels gossip, either he said it to you or he did not. the account, i think that the account that i have seen, a lot of that is brussels gossip, but what is important is that there is a key question for people when they come to this election. there will be 27 other eu countries on one side of the table, and who is going to be there standing up for the uk? it's either going to be me orjeremy corbyn. you wanted an early deal on eu citizens and brits abroad, they said no. you wanted parallel talks about our divorce deal and trade at the same time, they said no. that doesn't inspire confidence, does it? i've always said that there are complexities to this issue, and lots of detail that will need to be agreed. brexit is not the only issue...
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back her on brexit or not, for some voters, it's just not enough. there's massive problems with homelessness, house prices... polite maybe, but her first sharp encounter this campaign. you're solely focusing on brexit. no, it's not... no, i know it isn't, but there is an impression. brexit has huge opportunities for us... boris johnson says it's about selling haggis to the americans. her team says she loves talking to voters, but what did that one make of her? the austerity cuts have been incredibly damaging, and we need a strong economy. i don't believe that brexit is going to take us into a strong economy. i've neverfelt, in my adult life, so depressed about the state of this country, i really haven't. those two are quite angry, they had a lot to say. i know they did, but it's too late to discuss that now — we're already going out, so why fight that? brexit is the backdrop
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to this election. the prime minister wants to use the circumstances to build her authorities, but whether here or anywhere else, voters will make it absolutely plain it is not the only thing that will make up their mind. as that voter said steve on the cornish village, these should not all be about brexit, she was desperately worried that it is. we have already set out our plan for a stronger britain. this election, i genuinely believe, is the most important election the country has faced in my lifetime. we have an historic opportunity, it is an important moment of change for this country. doesn't this sound strange from someone who was home secretary for six years in the previous gunman? —— previous government? i was very proud to have served in david cameron's cabinet, but i am my own person, and we are in a different set of circumstances, and i want to look editor —— look ahead to
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the long—term challenges that this country faces. almost exactly a year ago, prime minister, i asked you whether you thought you wanted to be leader of the country, and you laughed and off, saying there wasn't a vacancy. we all know what has happened since then, many of your mps and ministers believe this could be a transformational election in terms of the tories taking back swathes of the country, you cannot laugh that off, you read the polls too. you must believe that's in your sights. i have always, throughout my political career, i have never predicted election results, and polls come out that good, and polls come out that bad, and the only one that counts is the one that takes place on the 8th ofjune. if elected, will you serve the full term until 2022? i have no intention of doing anything else because this is, as i say, an important time for our country. this so—called bloody difficult woman wants to stay on as your prime minister. persuading all of you? that might be difficult too. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, cornwall. and over the coming weeks,
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we'll be speaking to all the main party leaders. 0n the day the labour party announced a new flagship policy of taking on 10,000 extra police officers in england and wales, if the party wins the election, the shadow home secretary appeared confused in a radio interview about how much it would all cost. diane abbott suggested a range of figures which varied by tens of millions of pounds. afterwards, she says mis—spoke about labour's new policy and had got it correct in other interviews. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn insisted he wasn't embarrassed by her difficulties with the numbers. here's our deputy political editor, john pienaar. there, over the road, you know him, the labour leader, promising to make the streets safer, 10,000 more police on the beat, catching criminals and paid for by the better off, using capital gains tax the tories plan to cut. what we are putting forward is a proposal to increase police numbers, we are putting 10,000 more police officers out there because it is a question
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of community policing and community involvement. there are many causes for crime, and they have to all be addressed, it is a collective approach. but labour has been hounded by tricky questions — could they afford it? the parties suggested same money could go on schools or welfare, just examples, they say now, and what about the money? how much were 10,000 police officers caught? —— cost? well, if we recruit the 10,000 policemen and women over a full year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. —— four—year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000? 10,000 police officers? what are you paying them? how much will they cost? they will cost... it will cost... um... about... about £80 million.
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i don't understand, 80 million divided by10,000, equals 8000. what are these police officers going to be paid? we will be paying them the average... has this been thought through? of course it has been thought through! first it was thousands, then millions. it's not the sort of thing which encourages people to trust you, is it? it has been clarified it will cost 300 million. how strong is your faith and trust in your shadow home secretary? dianne is fine and she has my full support. she clearly does, and it is £300 million, not 80. diane abbott brushed off the mix—up, or try to do. —— or tried to. i do know my figures, i did seven interviews this morning, and i misspoke in the seventh, but i do know my figures. that settled that, or did it? trust is a problem for some
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of the voters in this part of southampton, in one of the tiny handful of seats that labour holds in the south—east. i believe the tories run the country like a business, where labour seems to borrow a lot of money and just rely on other people to pay it back later in life. what about jeremy corbyn? corbyn is not really my politician, although i have got a little bit of respect for the fact that he's more of a labour man than they have had in the past. sincere and honest, he has got convictions? yes, yes, although i have not got a lot of faith in him as a politician. are you willing to give labour a chance? as long as they are willing to help the working class people. do you think they are in the business of doing that? i would like to think so. this election is more about leadership, about the character of rivals than any i can remember since margaret thatcher first won, but policies that touch the lives of millions matter too, and law and order is one of those.
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labour is fighting to regain trust on policies and personalities, and the tories need that advantage. police funding has been protected since the last election, but before that it was cut back severely. we have reduced the number of policemen on the street since 2010, but because they have been spending the money wisely and we have worked on reform, there has been a reduction of crime of nearly a third since 2010. we believe you can protect funding and also reduce crime. leaders like children at election time. jeremy corbyn seems to mean it, but he needs britain to like him enough to make him prime minister — that is a much bigger ask. john pienaar, bbc news, southampton. joining me now via webcam is former chief constable of greater manchester police, sir peter fahy. it's good to see you. thanks for being with us. hello. over four
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yea rs, being with us. hello. over four years, 10,000 police officers, £300 million, does that make sense to you, which is the costing that the labour party have put out? that sounds like the costs for one year. it depends how that is spread over four years. then there are a lot of additional costs beyond salary, things like equipment and training and the recruitment costs. so i think probably 300 million is quite a low figure. yeah, the suggestion is that if you do add in all those other things that you mentioned, the cost of cs spray, police radios, body—worn cameras, tasers, uniforms, it's an extra cost of £130 million. that's right. but i think overall you've got to question whether this would be the best use of this money. policing is facing a number of challenges, particularly the growth in internet fraud, huge increase in the number of sexual offences, including historic offences. at a local level, the way that officers are filling in with other services,
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like mental health, taking on taskeds that —— tasks that the public would regard as social work. if you have that sort of money, it's best focussed on supporting some of those services, investing in the specialisms that police need rather than just specialisms that police need rather thanjust bobbies specialisms that police need rather than just bobbies on the beat, because i think a lot of people now are concerned about being defrauded on the internet than perhaps being mugged in the street. really? so that's where the family i of crime seems to be, away from the streets? violent crime has gone up, though. again, it's very difficult to rely on crime figures. because there are different recording practices. a lot of the sexual offences are recorded as violent crime and a lot more victims are coming forward. the key thing really is that the police deal with a lot more than just recorded crime. it's that groaning in all that —— growth in all that other activities, particularly around protecting vulnerable people, mental health, that a lot of officers and chief constables and police and crime commissioners are most concerned about. whenever there are cuts to other services, often the
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police have to fill in the gap. they are the service of last resort. do you believe that any of the major parties are going to be putting forward policies that address your concerns and are willing to go beyond some might argue, headline—grabbing and simply saying we're going to fund more officers on the beat? i think it would be a real shame if simplistically is about numbers. it has to be more sophisticated. it's good that policing is featuring. it hasn't featured in recent elections. i hope theissue featured in recent elections. i hope the issue about the figures won't tract from that. we need some intelligent debate about how we are going to deal with this huge growth in sexual offences, the traditional criminal justice system in sexual offences, the traditional criminaljustice system can't cope with that, can't cope with the fact that a lot more crime is committed on the internet. at a local level we need the public services to work in a different way, joining up, because most of those difficult issues around families, repeat offenders,
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homelessness, people suffering from mental health needs all the agencies to work together in a very, very different way. i think the other issue to point out is that it's the number of police officers is no long air matterfor number of police officers is no long air matter for government. that has 110w air matter for government. that has now been passed down to the police and crime commissioners and metro mayors. we're the only trying to guarantee police numbers that's not really how it is now. it's not simply the case or it shouldn't be the case to simply say if you have x number of police officers in england and wales, that will deal with crime. it's about how you, where you target these officers and actually, in some areas, fewer officers wouldn't be a problem? no, that's right. it might well be by investing more in social workers and health professionals, particularly in mental health, you'd get more out of a smaller number of police officers. really the number of police officers isa really the number of police officers is a bita really the number of police officers is a bit a distraction. 0bserving, it's important. but it's how those officers are used, how they spend
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their time, the support they get from technology, the equipment they've got, crucially, how they work with other services and also how they play into the criminal justice system, the amount of time they spend putting in cases and the fa ct they spend putting in cases and the fact that the criminal justice system needs to modernise to cope with a new form of offending and criminality. it's those issues that politicians should be debating. very interesting, good to see you. thanks for joining interesting, good to see you. thanks forjoining us. the former deputy prime minister and liberal democrat leader, nick clegg, has said that ordinary people will pay the price of a hard brexit and warned people not to allow the conservatives to rule unopposed. in a campaign speech, mr clegg accused theresa may of seeking to pull the wool over voters eyes about the damage brexit was already doing and urged people to vote for a real opposition — the liberal democrats. first minister nicola sturgeon has urged young people to back the snp so they can have a strong voice in westminster. speaking at a rally in edinburgh, she said younger generations are being let down by
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the tory government. the green party say they will offer voters the chance of a second referendum, with an option to remain in the eu. the party's election manifesto will include a pledge for a ratification referendum to be held after the eu has agreed the terms of brexit, if the majority of the electorate are unhappy with the final deal. we'll find out how the election latest news are covering in the front pages in the papers: the headlines on bbc news: theresa may has told the bbc she would live up to her reputation as a "bloody difficult woman" in brexit
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negotiations with eu chiefs in brussels. jeremy corbyn has defended his shadow home secretary, diane abbott, after she got the figures wrong for labour's pledge to fund 10,000 extra police officers in england and wales. afail our wales. afailourto wales. a fail our to support the family of the anorexic teenager pippa mcmanus after leaving hospital, has been found to be a factor in her taking her own life. now, time for a look at all the sports news. a full round up at all the sports news. a full round up from the bbc‘s sports centre. paula radcliffe has reacted angrily to new plans that could see some of athletics most famous world records rewritten, including her own for the marathon set in 2003. the proposals from european athletics are an attempt to address concerns over doping, as the bbc‘s sports editor dan roan reports. it's the pinnacle for every athlete, with a new world record comes a place in the history books. commentator: he's done it again. i don't believe it! or so we thought.
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these are just some of the competitors who could now be stripped of that honour. after last yea r‘s stripped of that honour. after last year's russian state—sponsored doping scandal, some want all world records set before 2005 erased because the drug testing back then didn't match today's standards. the man behind the idea told me the sport had no choice. desperate times calling for desperate measures. this isa calling for desperate measures. this is a very provocative and revolutionary approach by european athletics. we want to regain the trust of the public and ensure they can believe what they're watching zwl. it's not a pr stunt then? it's certainly not. it's the evolution of the support. it will address some very dark days in the sport. you go back to the 1980s and the soviet union eraened athe east germ —— era and the east german issue. european athletics believe records should now only stand if the athletes samples are stored for retesting and that's only happened since 2005. this may seem only happened since 2005. this may seem a only happened since 2005. this may seem a radical proposal, but athletics faces a crisis of confidence. later this summer, the
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sport's flagship world championships ta ke sport's flagship world championships take place here at the former 0lympic take place here at the former olympic stadium in london and the danger is that every time an athlete does something special, some will inevitably ask if it was achieved clea n. inevitably ask if it was achieved clean. this is an attempt to reboot the sport and restore much needed credibility. some athletes are furious. paula radcliffe, who risks losing her marathon world record, set in 2003, said she was hurt and called the proposals cowardly. colin jackson held the 110 m hurdles record for nearly 13 years. still he holds the 60 m indoor record set in 1994. you can't really erase history. that's what they're trying to do. we're all painted by the same brush like we're all dope takers. it's not true. for us to suffer the consequences of others is very, very frustrating and annoying. athletics supremo lord coe said he likes the idea and the sport's governing body
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will consider ratifying it in august. if past, records that have stood for decades such as that of former east german runner marita koch will be resigned to history. 0thers koch will be resigned to history. others will prove more controversial in the biggest shake up the sport has seen. the city rivals are facing each other in the competition for the fourth consecutive time. two of those coming in the final and yet who else, christiano ronaldo has given the holders the lead heading in his 101 st champions league goal. real lead 1—0 with 35 minutes played. manchester united have confirmed that zlatan ibramhimovic has had successful knee surgery in the united states. ibrahimovic‘s agent believes the swede's injury is not ca reer—threatening and he'll make a full recovery. luke shaw will see a specialist to determine how bad his ligament
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damage is. england women's goalkeeper carly telford has rejoined chelsea ladies, following the liquidation of notts county. telford made her international debut for england 10 years ago and has been part of two world cup squads. she signed for notts county back in 2014 from chelsea. two—time wimbledon champion petra kvitova returned to the tennis court today. more than four months after she was badly injured having fought off an intruder at her home who was armed with a knife. kivitova posted this photo of herself hitting a ball on a practice court in monaco on her facebook account. with the words "hello guys, i hope this picture makes you as happy as it makes me!" paralympic champion susie rodgers has announced her retirement from swimming after a six—year international career. the 33—year—old won gold in the s 7 50 m butterfly in rio, four years on from taking three bronze medals at the london games. she won two bronzes in rio and says she wants to leave at the top, after what she describes as
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a journey of learning, challenges and ultimately immense happiness. that's all the sport for now. more for you later. a jury at the inquest of a teenage anorexia sufferer who took her own life have found a lack of support for the family was a contributing factor. pippa mcmanus, who was 15, died after being hit by a train near stockport. she'd been released from hospital five days earlier. the inquest found that there was not enough planning for her discharge and not enough communication with the family about her suicide risk. judith moritz reports. everyone called pippa mcmanus "pip". as a young child, she was full of energy, and she became obsessed with exercise and losing weight. her family filmed her pacing repeatedly up and down. anorexia had her in its grip for three years. she changed from a happy, healthy child to an emaciated girl weighing just four stone. at the age of 15, she
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decided to end her life. her parents were in court today as an inquest jury found that his suicide was partly a result of the family receiving insufficient support. pip spent her last three years fighting against anorexia, malnutrition, depression and self harm. we believe the failings in our daughter's care from beginning to end resulted in her death. can you talk us through the difficulties that you had to cope with when she came home in those days? instantly, getting back into the struggle of the illness, wanting to take full control, putting the family and are quite —— under quitea —— under quite a lot of pressure to get through what you would call a normal day's living. in 2014, pippa was sectioned under the mental health act and taken to the priory hospital in cheshire. she stayed for more than a year before being allowed to go home. when she was released from hospital, she had reached their target weight
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and was not considered a suicide risk, butjust five days afterwards, after a row with herfamily about her excessive exercise, she ran out of the house saying that she was going to kill herself. she came here to a station nearby and took her own life. the jury found that pip's family hadn't been given enough information about her being a suicide risk at that point and that agencies supposed to help and works together. there was well documented concern about the fragmented and desperate state of mental health services for children and adolescents. the priory hospital says it will now consider the jury's findings. pip's parents want to open a centre to provide early help for other anorexia sufferers. judith moritz, bbc news, stockport. this weekend the french will go
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to the polls in the second round of the french presidential election. the centrist emmanuel macron and the front national‘s marine le pen are trying to win over the supporters of candidates eliminated in round one. well, this evening marine le pen is attending a meeting of african civil society organisations in central paris in an attempt to improve her electoral reach. and her rival, emmanuel macron, has also been invited to speak. we can cross now to our correspondent gavin lee, who joins us live from the event. let's begin with madam le pen, she had a bit of a spot of bother today over plagiarism allegations. yes, she did. right now you can see, and i'm whispering deliberately. this is as up close and personal as it gets. we're ina as up close and personal as it gets. we're in a basement room at a hotel. she's talking to a small group from the african civil society here in paris, who've asked to say what do you offer, what does macron offer to ethnic minorities to a wider france?
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the comments that she spoke about a short while ago, she gave this tv interview, she made clear her policies, within that, a minute 40 of it, which has trended on the internet, she makes clear, she gives a carbon copy of what francoise fillon said a month ago. he talked about how people were lining up in french schools all over the world. she said the same. he talked about how france is at a cross—roads and needs to become back on top of the world. she said the same. it's word—for—word in world. she said the same. it's word —for—word in bart. world. she said the same. it's word—for—word in bart. she gave an interview and she spoke to these people here and she said it was deliberate. she said it was it a nod to francoise fillon because if she hadn't have mentioned this, well, journalists wouldn't have paid attention. now her conversation is trending around the world. critics say well this is just a counterstrategy. i think the bottom line is, clive, this comes down to the same author that seems to have penned the script both for fillon and le pen's team. but it came from and le pen's team. but it came from a book that he brought out as a centre—right author a few months ago. i should say as she came in,
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oui’ ago. i should say as she came in, our bbc team spoke briefly to marine le pen to say hang on, the distance between you and emmanuel macron, 40% she's polling at the moment, macron 60%, is too far to bridge. she said no, these things are worth it. it's in the name of the people. i will get the people's vote. absolutely. anything could happen. no question about that. but the polls have been accurate in the first round of voting, what about monsieur macron 3s first round of voting, what about monsieur macron as well. he's reaching out as well, perhaps to those members of french society, ordinary people who voted for the far left candidate. yeah, you're absolutely right. it doesn't matter how small the event, hence this room and security for le pen's team are telling me to be even quieter, i hope you can hear me. emmanuel macron was invited here tonight. there's another group on the other side of paris which he's like lie to go to. we're told they didn't want to, certainly macron‘s team didn't wa nt to
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to, certainly macron‘s team didn't want to be here at the same time as marine le pen because of the unpredictable. he's got less to lose than marine le pen. we're a few days away. tomorrow night is the big speech, the tv debate. some say, critics say marine le pen is turning up critics say marine le pen is turning up to events like this to say no, you can't accuse me of being racist. something just said, are you just a racist? absolutely no, i'm here to represent the forgotten french. she's getting a fairly tough time by people in the crowd and i'm getting a tough time talking to you right 110w a tough time talking to you right now with security saying talk a bit wyer. we -- quieter. thanks for joining us gavin. thanks. nick miller has all the details of the weather. most of us enjoying a fine evening, we picked a few showers to end the day. initially across parts of england, few and far between. drifting further west, may see the odd one into wales and south—west
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england before the done. east anglia toed south—east, patchy rain for some of us late in the night. clearer to the north and west of the uk. colder in the countryside. could see a touch of frost in the coldest spots, the odd fog patch to start the day. plenty of sunshine. cloud increases in england and wales. we continue with south—east england most likely to see showers or patchy light rain at times. cool along the north sea coasts, with the breeze off the sea, that continues wednesday eve and thursday and friday. 0n wednesday eve and thursday and friday. on thursday, cloud for england and wales, the odd shower around. sunnier skies northern england and into scotland and northern ireland. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: theresa may has told the bbc she would be a "bloody difficult
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woman" in brexit negotiations, adding that she'd already made clear the eu commission president — jean—claude juncker — would discover that. during the conservative party leadership campaign, i was described by one of my colleagues as a ‘bloody difficult woman'. i said at the time that the next person to find that out would be jean—claude juncker. jeremy corbyn has insisted diane abbott retains his full support after the shadow home secretary made a string of blunders about labour's new policing policy. if we recruit the 10,000 police men and women over a four—year period, we believe it will be about £300,000. £300,000 for 10,000 police officers? what are you paying them? no, i mean, sorry... we've corrected the figure and it will be absolutely clear now, today and in the manifesto. i'm not embarrassed in the slightest. an inquestjury finds that a failure to offer proper support
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to the family of the anorexic teenager was a factor in her suicide. 15—year—old pippa mcmanus died five days after she was released from hospital. france's far—right national front party has attempted to play down apparent plagiarism by its presidential candidate, marine le pen. ms le pen recited passages delivered two weeks earlier by francois fillon. and paula radcliffe says she feels "hurt" by the proposals of anti—doping chiefs which could see top athletes losing their world records. the shadow home secretary, diane abbott, is denying her credibility is in question after repeatedly getting her sums wrong in relation to a key labour election policy. in a radio interview this morning, she said plans to put an extra 10,000 police officers on the streets would cost £300,000
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rather than £300 million. she later said she had ‘misspoken‘ and did know herfigures. earlier, our home affairs correspondent, dominic casciani, was here with a reality check on labour's figures. a pretty bad day for diane abbott. she has had a real struggle with this, but the key claim she was making to have an attack on the tories was that we have lost 20,000 police officers since 2010. now, this is a key issue in the campaign, on the crime and justice. what has happened is this: in 2010, we got to an all—time high in police the bus, about 140,000 officers. in 2011, under the coalition, that fell away as budgets were cut, and as of about september of last year, the number was about 122,000, a little odd that make about that. police numbers have come down by almost 20,000, about
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19,000 to be exact. she is broadly correct in what she is saying. the issue is, though, this is also part ofa issue is, though, this is also part of a bigger train put—mac trend, which is that police numbers have been rising consistently since 1980. the trend has always been going up and it is only recently it has come down. that decline since 2010 has been quite significant, about 13%. so, the numbers, in terms of how much it is actually going to put these 10,000 officers on the beat? this is the complicated bit and where diane abbott came unstuck this morning, where she said she misspoken. what the labour opposition are talking about is investing in 10,000 new officers. the number they put on that when it became clear was £300 million by the end of the parliament. by the time you have them all in, that appears
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to be broadly correct if what doing is counting the broad basic salary, the cost of the others, their pension and so on. however, here is the thing, if you count the cost of training those officers and equipping them, that is an awful lot more money, and we think that is probably about another £130 million. labour says it can probably account for that through training budgets and making sure the core police budget is protected to deliver that, but it is not clear whether at £130 million would come from if forces are making other decisions about their deployments. a former british member of islamic state head extremist material on a computer memory stick disguised as cuff links. the 34—year—old created an online library for terrorists whilst working for them —— working
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from his bedroom. here, he hides his hands and disguises his voice, though he can't quite cover his cardiff accent. before you do anything, go here and make sure you switch on the relevant keyboard for whichever country you are in. it was from here that the man operated. he gave access to other terrorists to a vast library of material. whether it was propaganda, how to use encryption,
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how to alleviate the authorities, he was a one—stop shop, so yes, it is a pretty unique case, and in my mind coming he was a dangerous individual. a neighbour who knew him since he was a child, told me people here are shocked and this must be a wake—up call for the community. here are shocked and this must be a wake-up call for the community. he was a quiet person and no one would have thought he would have a connection with any extremist group because he was kept himself to himself. it was unusual for anyone to think... it was unusual and shocking. it is a lesson to learn for the community and we must not rule out anybody and we must be vigilant. unemployed, the 30—year—old —— the 34—year—old, who has been diagnosed with autism, kept the data concealed in memory sticks concealed in cuff links. he was
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caught after police arrested a man in kenya who was planning an attack. more than 100 officers worked to unravel the case. as they uncovered his different online personas, they found 50 e—mail addresses, 30 twitter names and nine phone lines. he owned 150 digital devices, more than half a million files, equivalent to the storage capacity of 250 smartphones. described as a new breed of terrorist, he inspired terror around the world from his bedroom in riverside. some of those who used his website are awaiting their own trials in other countries. he will spend eight years in prison, with a further five on licence. a couple from buckinghamshire wrongly accused of seriously injuring their baby girl are due to be reunited with her in the next few days. it's nine months since she was taken away. craig stillwell and carla andrews from aylesbury proved that effie has a rare medical condition which causes easy bruising and bleeding.
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0ur correspondent katharine da costa reports. last august, effie was taken to stoke mandeville hospital. they said she had a bleed on the brain and it wasn't the first one. from then, they suspected we had shaken her. it was obviously horrific. they called the social and the police. they told us the social and the police. they told us social services would be involved but never mention the police. the cou nty but never mention the police. the county council went to the court to try to remove them from —— remove herfrom their care try to remove them from —— remove her from their care permanently. try to remove them from —— remove herfrom their care permanently. but
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effie has a rare condition that means she bleeds and bruises more easily. thejudge means she bleeds and bruises more easily. the judge stopped the case and said the family had experienced unimaginable horror. when she said it was all over and effie was coming home, it was probably the best thing in the world. it didn't sink in immediately. it felt like a weight had been lifted from our shoulders and it was amazing. we are the first people to shake the judge's can. thames valley police said the decision to arrest craig wasn't taken decision to arrest craig wasn't ta ken lightly. decision to arrest craig wasn't taken lightly. in a statement, the nhs health care trust said: child protection experts say that distinguishing between children at risk of abuse and those with genetic conditions can be extremely challenging. things like pigmentation issues in african caribbean children, which is often
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confused with bruising, so there usually is some sort of challenge there. it is a nightmare sometimes trying to distinguish between protection and maintaining the integrity of our farm early —— of ourfamily. integrity of our farm early —— of our family. the parents are looking forward to effie coming in the next couple of days. the government said it would meet the deadline of publishing and air pollution policy by the 9th of may after being fostered by a court. a motherfrom bedfordshire is joining forces with local police in her crusade against people using their mobile phones whilst driving. kate goldsmith lost her daughter, and three other people were killed, in an accident caused by lorry driver tomasz kroke, who was using his phone. 0ur correspondentjustin dealey joined them for this exclusive report. eight months ago, kate goldsmith‘s
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life was ripped apart. her 11—year—old daughter amy was killed by a lorry driver on the a34 whilst scrolling through music on his mobile phone. the images were shocking. now, she is out with the police campaigning to make people aware of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel. the day amy was killed, kate was waiting for her to return from a family trip when the police arrived. i heard the knock at the door, and i quickly rushed down, and ijust... i knew as i was opening the door. they said, could we come in? there has been an accident. they said, i'm really, really sorry to tell you amy has been killed. 0n the 1st of march, the law changed, meaning a heavy fine and more points for mobile use, but despite this, some people are addicted to their phones. clearly, people are still doing it.
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why do you think they are? i just think they have got into the habit. ijust don't think people appreciate the danger of it, and they are so used to using their phones and are constantly on it, and this expectation that people want answers back or can't understand, why don't you wait just five minutes? whilst out, it didn't take long to find somebody using their mobile phone behind the wheel. i've come up in the middle lane, you were in the outside lane and i've seen you texting on your mobile phone. when i said that potentially he was looking at six points and a fine, he wasn't very happy. he's a professional driver, and part of the conversation from him was that he would potentially lose his job. he's a professional driver? he's a lorry driver. wow. he's essentially saying he could lose hisjob. this incident clearly upset kate. the man was a professional driver on his phone approaching stationary traffic. so was tomasz kroke, who was sentenced to ten years in prison for killing kate's daughter amy, as well
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as tracy houghton and her sons, ethan and joshua. the fact that the man stopped by the police earns a living from driving makes it worse for kate. i have some sympathy that he might lose hisjob as a result, but i'd rather him lose hisjob then kill someone driving whilst texting. so, just behind us, doug is speaking to a lady who has been caught using her mobile phone. that, of course, with the new laws, is six points on her licence and a £200 fine. she had the phone in her hand at the wheel as a sat nav. she believes she was doing nothing wrong. kate disagrees. i actually saw her myself holding her phone in her hand whilst trying to steer round a roundabout. it's dangerous to be holding a phone and using a phone whilst you are driving. in fact, that was particularly dangerous. kate says this is just the start of her campaigning. her advice is simple: put your phone away whilst driving. justin dealey, bbc news.
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the headlines on bbc news: theresa may said she would live up to her reputation as a bloody difficult woman in her negotiations with the eu over brexit. jeremy corbyn has defended diane abbott over her mix—up over police figures. an update on the market numbers for you. here's how london's and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states, this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the dowjones the dow jones is the dowjones is up, the nasdaq is down. a surfer who survived for more than 30 hours clinging to his board in the irish sea has been described as ‘extremely lucky‘ by the belfast
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coastguard, who saved him. matthew bryce was reported missing when he failed to return from a trip off the argyll coast on sunday. he was eventually spotted by a helicopter after drifting 13 miles off shore, as our correspondent chris buckler reports. after more than a day drifting in the water, matthew bryce was found by the coastguard, floating miles from land. he was still by the surf board he left the argyll coast on on sunday morning, but when he was finally rescued, on monday evening, he was halfway between northern ireland and scotland, and farfrom the beach near campbeltown where he'd gone for a day's surfing in blustery conditions. this picture, taken that morning, shows how challenging the waves would have been for surfers. he'd been surfing and when he attempted to recover to shore, we believe he suffered from some cramp and was unable to make his way against the tide. the current which flows
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through the north channel into the atlantic from the irish sea is very strong. that would have had an impact on how far he'd been drifted out. matthew bryce had last been seen at 9.00am on sunday morning in st catherines, in argyll, on his way to surf at westport beach. he was reported missing by his family when he didn't come home. a major search and rescue operation followed involving eight coastguard and rnli teams from both scotland and northern ireland, as well as a coastguard helicopter. he was eventually found and rescued 13 miles out to sea from westport beach. that length of time in our waters, you know, overnight in the darkness, it must have been frightening for him. certainly, i think another night of that, i'm afraid, i just think we wouldn't have such a happy ending. the big waves around both scotland and northern ireland can carry big risks, but they attract many surfers and being prepared and wearing a good wetsuit may well have saved
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matthew bryce's life. when he was plucked from the sea, he was suffering from hypothermia but conscious, rescued just as evening was approaching and, in the coastguard's own words, "extremely lucky to have been found." bird—watchers are flocking to ronaldsay in 0rkney to see a rare redwinged blackbird. people are hiring boats and chartering planes to reach the island which is usually served by a weekly ferry. an assistant warden at the observatory has been explaining what has been happening. it has been crazy. we
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have been having planes going co nsta ntly have been having planes going constantly onto the island and off. sunday, charter planes were coming m, sunday, charter planes were coming in, private planes, the same on monday. it has died down a little today, but i feel that this bird does linger closer to the weekend, we're going to see that again. wow. and this is an incredibly rare sighting, then. how come this bird has ended up here? for two weeks we have had strong winds coming from the northwest, and essentially what is going on in north america right now is, birds are moving north to their breeding grounds, and if they get stuck in one of these weather patterns, they can just be blown straight across the atlantic. this bird is rare and should not be here. will it get back, and how? should it go back? it is a good question.
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right now, it is an appropriate habitat here for this bird. will they get back? they may or may not. they have a tendency to leave, disappear under one ever them again. is it possible, then, with the weather patterns that have been occurring in that area, and that more of these birds might end up here? as of now, what has happened, the wind has switched to an easterly, so we will get more stuff coming from southern europe and from, like, the southern uk. we had a bird from the southern mediterranean yesterday. and like the blackbird, it is also lost. nightingales — they're britain's most celebrated songbird. but they're under the
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threat of extinction. in the past 25 years their numbers have declined by 62%. to highlight their plight, a nightingale festival is being held in the woodlands of southern england, during which singers will try to duet with the songbirds, as our arts correspondent, david sillito, explains. we are here in green farm in kent. we are gathered in anticipation of being led into the forest at dark to go and listen to the nightingales sing. sam lee, the man who is tonight taking us into the woods, notjust to listen to nightingales, but also to sing with them, in a cold, damp, dark thicket. and this nocturnal concert is one of many taking place across the country, an attempt to reconnect us with what used to be the sound of spring. it is amazing. the nightingale is unparalleled in its virtuosity and the vocal range. and it is in sharp decline?
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it is dying out? nightingales have declined 62% in the last 25 years. of course, the idea of playing music with the nightingale is not new. beatrice harrison's live duets on the bbc were in the 1920s a sensation. but 90 years on, i was worried. the woods sounded very quiet. actually, as we get closer, you will start to hear the song growing and growing, getting louder and louder. oh, please let it be true! this is. . .without nightingales. if you cup your ears to focus your hearing. bird song they are so loud, aren't they? i didn't really believe you. we are several metres away.
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it does not feel odd, middle of the night, sitting in a forest? no, not at all. it seems quite natural and quite perfect. # the nightingale. ..# i think it is important to remember that once upon a time this would have been the soundtrack to our spring, around every fire, around every homestead. we would have just gone out and listened to the nightingales. so, that little damp thicket, an oasis of song. david sillito, bbc news, ashford, in kent. auditions have been taking place in liverpool today to find the next star to play the role of cilla black, the singer and entertainer who died suddenly
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following a fall at her spanish villa two years ago. a west—end musical will celebrate cilla's early life. 0ur entertainment correspondent, colin paterson, has been to meet some of those aspiring to the starring role. a lorra lorra cillas. # what's it all about, alfie? # is itjust for the moment we live...# more than 400 of them, all hoping to land the lead role in cilla the musical. #so...#. # anyone who had a heart... # would take me... # in his arms and... # love me too, oh #. the idea — anyone can have a part. 0pen auditions are being held around the country, starting in cilla black's hometown of liverpool. now, have you changed your hair colour especially for today? i haven't, actually. this has been changed for about a year, so... i grew up with her, my nanny used to absolutely adore her. and at what stage do the rollers come out? as soon as i get in there.
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# closing in around me...# the new musical is based on the itv drama, cilla, starring sheridan smith. helping cast her this time, cilla's son. we're talking about 18 to 25, she wasn't the polished consummate performer that we sort of know, she was starting out. so you've got to get that sort of confidence, but vulnerability at the same time, yes. check you have your form with you. finally, it was time for the cilla wannabees to step inside. how are you going to prove to them in that room that you are cilla? if i burst in and shout, "surprise, surprise!" i don't know. and afterwards? 0k, how was it? erm, ok, i think. i was a little bit nervous and it's very early for singing, but i think it went all right. by the end of the month, this lot will find out if it's ta—ra to their dreams. colin patterson, bbc news, liverpool. good luck to all of them. now, the
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weather. warm days and chilly nights covers it at the moment. the highest temperature was in western scotland today. here is one view from a weather watcher in ayrshire. 21 celsius right on the nose in north—west scotland. a big contrast with the north sea coast, 10 celsius around hull. showers in south—east england, especially into kent, will fade away overnight. there will be cloud. clearer skies in the north and west. some of us get close to freezing in parts of highland scotland. the highest temperature by day, but frost to start the day tomorrow morning. much of northern england, a bright start to the day,
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and some good sunny spells around for wales and south—west england. for the midlands, across much of south—east england and certainly into east anglia, a good deal of cloud around to begin the day, the cloud around to begin the day, the cloud thickening further, bringing some patchy outbreaks of mostly light rain in as well, not amounting to much on the gardens. with a strong north—easterly breeze, it will feel cool. elsewhere, given some sunshine, inland, you will get someone. some sunshine, inland, you will get someone. temperatures in the high teens in a few spots again in western scotland, though not as warm as today. by tomorrow evening, parts of england and wales cloudy with rain. 0n of england and wales cloudy with rain. on thursday, a good deal of cloud across the south, one or two showers. northern england, northern ireland and scotland seeing sunny
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spells but maybe notjust as much blue sky as we have had in the past few days. still that breeze along the north sea coast, as there will be on friday, pegging temperatures back. southern areas will feel even stronger wind on friday, so even cooler in the sunshine. 0ver stronger wind on friday, so even cooler in the sunshine. over the weekend, areas of low pressure being kept away by high pressure to the north was around that, we get this east or north—easterly wind. cool throughout the weekend on north sea coast. further west, sunshine and warmth. temperatures in some spots will reach the high teens. most places will be dry. hello. this is 0utside source. president putin has dismissed allegations of russian meddling in the us election. translation: these are rumours used in the internal political struggle in the internal political struggle in the us. at a meeting with the german chancellor, ukraine, syria and the treatment of homosexuals we re and the treatment of homosexuals were on the agenda. we'll discuss all that with the bbc russian service. after germany, the us was next on
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the list. we're live in washington to find out what was said on a call between vladimir putin and donald trump. theresa may has dismissed reports of a clash between the european commission president but says she'll play hard ball during brexit talks. i was described by one of my colleagues as a plooty difficult woman.
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