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this is bbc news. the headlines: a 25 year—old man is arrested in manchester by police investigating last monday's suicide bombing. police have been searching an address in the moss side area of the city. a total 01:14 men have been arrested in connection with the attack. 12 are still in custody. the conservatives and labour promise more action to minimise the threat of terror attacks in the wake of the manchester bombing. the 22 victims have been remembered at church services held across the city. thousands of british airways passengers have been facing a second day of delays and disruption following the massive computer failure which grounded all ba planes at heathrow and gatwick yesterday. alex cruz, who is the ceo of british airways, i understand he's not doing any media interviews. but i think he should come out of his box and apologise to his customers, and resign, ithink.
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also in the next hour, at least 150 people have been killed and 2,000 homes destroyed in sri lanka's worst flooding in years. all the homes, shops, worship places, schools, everything is under flood. over 50 people died in this district. 0ne one of the worst affected areas. thousands of people have been cut off from basic services. sebastian vettel wins the monaco grand prix for ferrari. lewis hamilton finishes seventh — and is now 25 points behind vettel in the driver's championship. good evening and welcome to bbc news. police investigating the manchester arena terror attack have arrested another man on suspicion of terror offences.
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the man, who's 25 years old, was detained in old trafford, and officers are searching a property in the moss side area. there's also a report of a controlled explosion. this is the 14th arrest by police investigating the concert attack which left 22 dead. 0ur correspondent dan johnson is in moss side in manchester. a lot of developments, and an update on the status of those arrests. indeed. there were three arrests in moss side after police blew the door down ina moss side after police blew the door down in a house, that is what you have referred to, the controlled explosion, they were searching this property and arrested three men. those three men, it now looks like, they are not connected with this plot and this property, further down this road, just out of sight, is not going to be of interest to the police for much longer. they are expected to leave here in the next
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half an hour. but there has been another arrest, a 25—year—old man, a few streets further over, he was arrested with a blue car which the police were searching and they have now taken akhtar away for further examination. he's the 14th person —— they have now taken the car away for further examination. the 14th person arrested. 12 are still in custody. the police have a lot of evidence to look at, but they are confident they have got to the core of this network that they think was involved in this bombing but still work for them to do and more arrests possibly to come as the police continue their investigation. those people, as you said, dearrested, they were effectively caught up in the investigation and the police now feel they have no connection to any wrong doing, so we can put them to
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one side. when you look at the overall arrests, this has been a huge operation for the greater manchester police force? it has indeed. the chief constable gave more information last night about how exactly... just how big this operation, more than 1000 staff working around the clock, and they we re working around the clock, and they were able quickly, within two hours of the bombing, to establish they thought the suicide bomber was and that led them quickly to a certain number of addresses that were linked to salman abedi, and that is where we saw arrests earlier in the week. in suburbs to the north and places like here in moss side, as well. some people have been questioned and released, but here people were arrested as the police entered to conduct the search, that is normal, but it apparently became clear to
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the place that those men arrested we re the place that those men arrested were not involved and they weren't even taken away for questioning, they were just held for a short time and then in the words of the police, dearrested. it appears that this search is not going to be a big part of the investigation. 0n the whole the investigation has made good progress and the police have been confident they have made progress and they have found good leads they have been able to follow up, but it looks like this could have been a suggestion that hasn't turned out to be important, but maybe that is forgiveable when things are moving so forgiveable when things are moving so quickly and there is so much evidence for them to consider. the inspector responsible for the central manchester police team, he put out a statement about an hour ago in which it was talking about how grateful they were for the support they have had from people in manchester. he had one lovely story,
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a lady who was keen to show her appreciation and sent them to thousand 400 tea bags so that the patrols could have a nice brew at the end of the day —— 2400. what is your sense of how people in the city have responded to the disruption and uncertainty? it has worried people, no doubt. the nature of this bomb attack and the impact it had on monday night was a shocking event, which will still be absorbed by people, something so sickening, it will take time for people to get a hold on, but there have been these searches popping up in different parts of the city which have taken people by surprise and they are shocking events. elite units of counterterrorism firearms officers who look like something out of the sas, that is what people have said,
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they think it is the army, but it probably isn't. but the level of armour that is involved and the level of combat body armour that they wear to protect themselves makes them look like something quite strange, a lady here said what happened on this street looked like something out of a movie and she couldn't believe it. it has been a nervous time, but there has been a positive response and a lot of help for the emergency services from people in different communities who have shown support in different ways like bringing food and cups of tea and the police have had a lot of help from their partners in the emergency services. i've seen please officers here from north wales, and also from yorkshire and the north—east who have been brought to help, and the emergency services and the police have been stretched by the police have been stretched by the scale of this investigation, expanding this week, but they think they are making positive progress. as always, thanks forjoining us.
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that is the latest on the police operation. the latest police activity comes after after the victims of the terror attack in manchester were remembered in church services held across the city. the nhs has confirmed that 54 people are still being treated as a result of the attack — 19 are said to be in critical care. the city is still on alert, with armed police guarding competitors at the great manchester run. this report from chris buckler. in the centre of manchester, people are making a point of being seen to come together. some might call this defiance, but staging the great manchester run less than a week after the bomb attack that left so many families grieving, is about something more simple. it's an attempt to return to normality. however, for the moment, this is the new normal. armed officers and extra security, a very visible presence on the streets, to try to offer reassurance. but inevitably, they are a reminder
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of the attack on the city. i was a bit nervous. i'm here with my husband, if anything else could have happened... i've got children at home. i did think twice, i'm not going to lie, but i'm here. originally it was to run for us, but not now, it's to run for manchester. the yellow, the ribbon is for that. we've just got to do it. we just can't let them win. and on shirt, after shirt, people are showing support for the families of the 22 people who were killed at the manchester arena. bells toll along the race route they stood silent to show their respect. and inside manchester cathedral, theyjoined that spirit of remembrance. the names of each of the 22 people who died were read out during
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today's services. we as a city need to hold together and stand together and live out all those values of compassion, of caring, of togetherness. manchester is on the way back to not living in fear. the terror threat has now been reduced, but it remains severe and this is a city still in need of reassurance and support. chris buckler, bbc news. the mayor of greater manchester andy burnham was among the runners taking part in the race. he explained why organisers were so determined that it should take place. we did think very carefully about it. but, always, we wanted to do it. we wanted to send the message out that you are not going to beat us. you're not going to change us. you will not stop us doing
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what we want to do and live the life we want to live. that is what we were trying to do all week. that's the message we have got from the people of greater manchester. british airways is continuing to suffer delays caused by yesterday's power breakdown which had a catastrophic affect on its it services. heathrow continues to be the worst hit. some shops at the airport have run out of food and many people reportedly slept on the floor overnight. there are long queues at terminal 5, where passengers are complaining about a lack of information. the airline says it is "pulling out all the stops" to deal with the situation. it is decided that they will not let people into terminal five until 90 minutes before the flight. joe lynam reports. for some ba customers, it's been a long, uncomfortable night. bleary passengers, still hoping to catch their plane. refreshment was being handed out by the airline in a heavily congested terminal 5,
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but some customers were not in the holiday mood. it's just a lot of moving around, standing in lines and lack of information. i think it's just too big that they don't know what to do about it and it just seems like there's not enough people. we've been in the line for about five hours now. we've no idea how much longer we'll be here and we're getting no communication from the staff. as thousands of people wait in packed terminals, many will not get to fly today at all. dozens of flights have already been cancelled and many more will not depart as the airline struggles to reset its global network after a major power failure. for aviation insiders, though, this will be a lot more than just an operational headache for ba. the passengers don't fly, the airline loses revenue from those passengers and maybe even has to refund or book another airline. but at the same time they are incurring additional costs because there's compensation in some
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cases that may need to be paid, not least from a regulatory point of view. a lot of hidden costs, repatriating peoples' bags for example. some customers have been told their flight is cancelled online, then to get the exact opposite message when they call the airline to confirm. this issue for ba looks as if it's set to persist for far more than just a few hours. live to heathrow — and the latest from our correspondent andy moore. we can tell from the appearance that the weather is deteriorating, not much fun for people who asked up outside the terminal building until 90 minutes before theirflight outside the terminal building until 90 minutes before their flight is ready to depart —— who are stuck outside. that is right, the last we heard, certainly inside the terminal, the congestion had diminished and hopefully there aren't too many people waiting outside the terminal, but that one
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stage there were police and security guards on the door checking people had a confirmed place on a plane that afternoon and that they were departing within the next 90 minutes otherwise they would not be allowed into the terminal. we heard from the chief executive of the eight, alex cruz, he said normally you would expect to turn up several hours of in advance, but he was saying passengers should only turn up 90 minutes before the fight because of the congestion. he said british airways had got through most of its long—haul flights, but that would be at the expense of the short—haul flights. ba were not able to give details of cancellations but the bbc understands that the picture at lunchtime was something like a quarter of the british airways flights out of heathrow had been cancelled. the flights are cancelled going out and that means there is a return flight that won't be happening. that means that
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passengers will be stranded around europe and won't be able to get back to london. what ever happens in the immediate next 48 hours, say, as they tried to clear the backlog, the challenge for ba in terms of public relations and in terms of questions over how the management has handled this weekend, it will be quite severe. why is the company, have they given a reason for their decision to not do any interviews? they have put out video statements, but that means they cannot be challenged on anything they say. have they given an explanation? we have heard the real anger amongst passengers about the fact that nobody was talking to them and nobody was talking to them and nobody was talking to them and nobody was saying anything to them. that is right. we have not had an explanation from the company as to why they are not able to do any broadcast videos will stop maybe
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they will say they are dealing with they will say they are dealing with the current crisis and they don't have the time to address the media. but it is a theme that is being picked up by its passengers, the lack of communication, the lack of communication here in the airport from hanoi messages and a lack of communication from individuals here at the airport —— tannoy. many have said ba staff are nowhere to be seen, and people are trying to get through to the customer line and they say they either can't get through or it appears to be disconnected. british airways have said this is not the case, but people are having great problems getting through to that line. no doubt because of the volume of calls. they also say they are having problems getting through to the website. that theme coming through time and time again, from passengers on social media and passengers we have spoken to, the lack of communication from the company over
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the problems they are experiencing here. andy, thanks forjoining us. just as i was talking to andy, we have a new statement issued by ba. it takes up some of the issues which have been raised. " many of our it systems a re have been raised. " many of our it systems are backed up today and we are doing what we can to restore the fight programme and get as many possible customers on their travels. at gatwick they are now running a normal service and at heathrow they are aiming to fly their long haul services but the knock—on effects are causing delays and some short—haul cancellations. we are very sorry for the disruption and frustration that customers are experiencing, and thank them for their patience and understanding. we wa nt to their patience and understanding. we want to be sure that we are working round the clock to restore
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operations will stop our terminals at heathrow are still congested and we are asking customers to not come to the airport until they have a confirmed booking for today and know theirflight is confirmed booking for today and know their flight is operating. the status of flights can be checked on the website. because of the large numbers at heathrow terminal five customers should not turn up there until 90 minutes before the fight scheduled departure time. " so that is the latest from heathrow, confirmation of things already, but no explanation to exactly what went wrong yesterday and how the power failure at the impact it did on the services of it. —— had the impact. and the question of resilience, can you rely on one power system? do you have to have back—ups and do you need a back—up for your computers as well? earlier this afternoon i spoke to eddie leviten and his daughter esther about their experiences
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at heathrow yesterday. they should have been spending the afternoon in marseille. it's like the worst nightmare, like some kind of kafkaesque situation, you can't contact anybody to find out anything and nobody is able to give you any information even on their twitter feed. alex cruz, the ceo of british airways, i understand he's not doing any media interviews, but he should come out and apologise to his customers and resign, i think, because this is an epic failure of his systems. he has not been accountable to his customers and if you are failing your customers you are failing your business, and i think british airways is a business in terminal decline. the home secretary, amber rudd, says the conservatives will set up a commission to tackle terrorism and hate crime, and promote
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british values, if they win the general election. labour say they will put 10,000 police on the streets and match a conservative pledge of an extra thousand security experts. new cctv pictures of the manchester bomber, salman abedi, have been released. here's our political correspondent matt cole. salman abedi, the man who massacred children in manchester, pictured on the night of the attack. but where had he been, who knew his plans and what happened when his friends, his mosque, alerted the security services about his extremism? questions for the home secretary. was salman abedi on a surveillance list? i don't know those details because the intelligence services are still collecting information about him and about the people around him. i wouldn't rush to conclusions, as you seem to be, that they missed something. people had phoned the terror hotline. as they are told to do. as they should do.
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we will look to see what else we can do, which is why the prime minister announced in our manifesto before this, there would be a commission for extremism. that commission will include promoting british values to promote a counter narrative to terrorists‘ view of the world. there will be a specific focus on attitudes affecting women, such as female genital mutilation. but there are unanswered questions, how is the commission to identify extremism? where and in what way? how will it be funded and how will they fit in with existing counterterror work such as the prevent strategy? labour's security pledges include 10,000 new police officers to replace half of the 20,000 lost on the recent government cuts and today they have promised 1000 extra security officers. but they admit it is only committing to the numbers promised under david cameron's government. but that 1,000 hasn't been recruited. they're doing it at the moment, they say. they say. but they haven't recruited them yet. we are saying that we want
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to recruit 10,000 extra police officers, community police officers because we think community policing is key. we want to recruit 3,000 extra firefighters, 3,000 extra prison officers, 1,000 people, as you say, in the security field. but setting out her plans to keep britain safe, diane abbott declined to say she regrets previously sounding supportive of the ira, once claiming "a defeat of the british state is a victory for all of us". it was 34 years ago. i had a rather splendid afro at the time. i don't have the same hairstyle and i don't have the same views. protecting the public is considered the first duty of government. there's just over ten days left to see if this remains a key strand of the election campain. matt cole, bbc news. some breaking news regarding transport. this is to do with
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eurotunnel. it is reporting that its services on the folkestone to calais shuttle have been disrupted because of what it calls technical faults. trains are running and they say they are focusing on reducing delays as quickly as possible. as you can see... ignore the half at the end of that, that is one of two pages. you can see most of the key information. there are no actual cancellations at this stage but that is coming from eurotunnel. that is on their twitter feed. just to say, and there is a bit more information, fun twitter feed, and this is a good way of checking —— from the twitter feed. they are saying this because of some
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technicalfaults on some they are saying this because of some technical faults on some shuttles and they are trying to do with delays and they also say to check in as normal field of delays and they also say to check in as normalfield of departures delays and they also say to check in as normal field of departures so you don't miss your train even if it is delayed —— as normalfor your departure. security has been the dominant issue for all the parties since the terrorist attack in manchester on monday. the plaid cymru leader leanne wood was asked on the andrew marr show whether her party would back stronger surveillance measures to combat extremism. we are against mass surveillance, we are in favour of more targeted surveillance. it makes sense, if people are under suspicion then the police need to keep a close eye on them. we support resources for that. the idea of watching everyone and being able to access everyone's e—mail and communications, that is where we have a problem and that is where our mps have voted. consistently against the snoopers charter for example. the co—leader of the green party criticised the government's prevent programme, its strategy for combating extremism, saying it was alienating
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the muslim community. many in the muslim community believe it has been an attack on their group in particular. we want there to be a mechanism by which people can come to the state with concerns. but when it is perceived by the muslim community itself as being a toxic, big brother brand, then we need to look at it again. that is what the mayor of manchester is saying. that is what many others have said. we need to make sure prevent is seen as something that is broad, inclusive and absolutely bottom—up, not top down through big brother. ukip leader paul nuttall defended his party's pledge to ban face—covering veils, saying it was essential for effective surveillance. what we are talking about is banning face covering. whether that is the niqab or the burka, or people turning up at an edl protest or an edl march, you have got to be prepared to show your face. for security reasons. whether you like it or not, we are the most
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watched people in the world. there is more cctv per head than anywhere else on the planet. for cctv to be effective, you need to be able to see people's faces. the snp leader nicola sturgeon said she thought it was right to have an open debate about the implications of foreign policy on extremism in the uk. it's not an excuse, not a justification. i remember when the former head of m15 herself said that the war in iraq had led to greater radicalisation in the uk and had raised different issues about different threats and other issues in terms of keeping the country safe. in any healthy democracy... terrorists are trying to undermine our democracy, and we have got to protect our ability in a healthy democracy and have these debates. while many of us are enjoying the warm weather, in belarus the tractors are celebrating the arrival of summer with a dance display.
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this is the annual festival held by the minsk tractor works — which makes one in ten of all the tractors in the world. thousands of people attended to watch the tractors perform to traditional belarus music — and even swan lake. and now the weather prospects. many places have enjoyed a fine afternoon. variable cloud, it will stay dry in northern areas in the rain wood —— in the evening. you can see the satellite picture, some rain around, the cloud has been thickening up in the south, and the rain has been moving north, you can see the odd heavy burst in the bright colours. it will be wet in central england towards wales and the south—west of england, slowly
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moving, tending to fizzle out across the north, and it will be a dry end to the day. temperatures dropping down to 16 in glasgow. clouds thickening up in the midlands and there will be bursts of rain moving north and some fact be quite heavy, especially central, wales. more rain will be pushing through the south—west and southern parts of england, sundry burst, and a warm and muggy feel in the south and south east —— thundery bursts. one area of rain moves north into the first part of the night, the second part, we can see something more significant moving across the south east quadrant of england. some of this could be torrential with thunder and lightning mixed in, spreading its way north with something a bit dry moving across the south later. in terms of temperature, warm and muggy, and a bit cooler for scotland. bank
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holiday monday, rather cloudy start, outbreaks of rain, moving north to central and southern scotland. some of it could be heavy and thundery, and it looks like the skies will brighten up, with sunshine developing, and with the warm and humid air, that could spark a few showers or thunderstorms. temperature reaching 20 celsius and there will be a fresher feel further north and west. the area of low pressure m oves north and west. the area of low pressure moves away on monday night and this feature moves in for tuesday, fairly brisk winds and a band of cloud and rain, but the middle part of the week onwards, high pressure begins to build and it should turn dry with some good spells of sunshine. more travel misery for british airways passengers, unable to fly in and out of heathrow. it's a second day of cancellations and delays, after a computer crash hit ba's global network... i've never seen anything like it in
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my life. we've always flown ba. but now, no, we don't think we can trust them again. police make another arrest, in the manchester bombing investigation. while the city, stands defiant, as thousands take to the streets in the great manchester run. and, petra kvitova, wins on her return to competition, after being stabbed last year. good evening. for a second day, british airways has had to cancel or delay numerous flights in and out of heathrow, following the collapse
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of ba's computer system due to a power failure. to try to ease congestion because so many passengers are stranded, the airline has only been allowing travellers to enter the main terminal, 90 minutes before theirflight. well, joe lynam is at heathrow for us this evening. over to you. good evening, clive. it has been a day of queues, cancellations and questionable customer care. thousands of ba customers are still in terminals as being to get their delayed flights. thousands more have had their holidays curtailed or ruined. the airline says things are returning to normal but for many people it does not feel like normal. for some ba customers, it's been a long, uncomfortable night. bleary passengers, still hoping to catch their plane. even free bottles of water failed to
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cool some customers mood. it's just a lot of moving around, standing in lines and lack of information. i think it's just too big that they don't know what to do about it and it just seems like there's not enough people. we've been in the line for about five hours now. we've no idea how much longer we'll be here and we're getting no communication from the staff. sarah booth and herfamily should be on holiday in budapest, instead she's stuck having lunch in a pub near heathrow. she was told by ba to come to the airport, only to find out the flight was cancelled. we only travelled based on the fact our flight was still running. we were told by ba to make sure flights were running before we left home so we did that. and you've come from... we've come from mavern in worcestershire and my sister and herfamily have come from folkestone in kent. now, they are probably going on holiday in the uk instead. we had really been looking forward to it because we do like going away together. but it's not as bad as it could have been, because other people probably had it worse than us.
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ba passengers in rome have been told it might be to stay before they can get home. some travelled here by train from naples, after spending hours on a plane there yesterday that never took off. we've now been booked on a flight from here to barcelona, barcelona to london, but our barcelona flight has been delayed an hour, so now we've got 30 minutes to get the connecting flight in the hope that we get back to london tonight, otherwise we've got to wait two days. as thousands of people wait in a packed heathrow, dozens of flights have already been cancelled, and many more will not depart as the airline struggles to reset its global network, after a major power failure. but confusion still abounds. some passengers have been told their flight is cancelled online and then get the exact opposite message when they call the airline to confirm. this problem looks set to persist for far more than just a few hours. that is the problem be a. the planes
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they needed here at heathrow were elsewhere in the world and they needed to be brought back. we have been trying to get an interview for the last two days with british airways but they have declined our request. the chief executive posted a statement on youtube saying they are pulling out all the stops to get back to normal, apologising once again to customers, urging them not to come to the airport until they had a flight booking and not to come until 90 minutes before take—off time. as usual, the messages to check the website. thank you. the victims of the manchester terror attack, have been remembered in church services right across the city, while thousands of runners have been taking part in the great manchester run. the organisers say they were determined it should go ahead, to show the true spirit of the city.
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chris buckler reports. in the centre of manchester, people ran in remembrance and in defiance. holding this race in the streets just days after an attack here was in itself sending an important message. we're here to run for manchester and to show that we're not scared and we won't give up. this simple act of gathering together after a bombing that left so many families grieving expressed a sentiment that only if you could find the words for. do something to say we need to hate less. do something through courage and through pain. do something for someone that you care for. do something to help out with the cost. do something for someone that you're there for. that you've lost. yet this attempt to return to normality exposed what has become at least for the moment,
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the new normal. armed officers and extra security are now an obvious presence, here to offer reassurance, but they also a reminder of what happened in manchester less than a week ago. yes, i was a bit nervous, i'm here with my husband. if anything else could have happened, you know, i've got children at home, so i did think twice, i'm not going to lie but i am here. people paid their respects all along the race route. and at services nearby in manchester cathedral. today we remember megan hurley, elaine mciver, courtney boyle, philip tron... there the names of each one of the 22 people killed on monday were read out. chloe rutherford, liam curry...
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on shirt after shirt, people wore yellow ribbons to show solidarity and sympathy for theirfamilies. we weren't going to come today but we thought we're not going to let them win. we're going to come and have a great day despite everything that's happened. lay some flowers. the kids are going to have fun. trying to move on in manchester does not mean forgetting. this is a city in need of support and reassurance. this has been an emotional day for manchester but this is a city showing its resilience. alongside the tears there have been plenty of cheers and also laughter. away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of manchester, here by where all of these tributes of flowers have been left, there remains peace and quiet. this is a place to remember and
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people are determined to show they will remember. clive. thank you. as the investigation into the bombing continues, counter terror police in manchester, have arrested another man. the 25—year—old was detained in the old trafford area of the city. a search is also being carried out at a house in moss side, and tom symonds is there. tom, bring us up to date with the latest? that arrest you mentioned was not far away from here. a man was not far away from here. a man was pulled out of a car bike counterterrorism officers. the more dramatic event was here in moss side. police in large numbers arrived this afternoon at about one o'clock. they blew open a door that you can see just behind o'clock. they blew open a door that you can seejust behind me here, using an explosive. heavily armed officers came and they arrested three men who were at that property. there was a police dog involved at one point. later in the afternoon greater manchester police announced
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they have been de—arrested. it has caused a great deal of discomfort at this part of south manchester. the people at the house put a sign on the door saying this is what the police have caused, we had nothing to do with what happened in the bombing. they say they are distressed by the amount of attention that moss side is generally getting. it has to be said, we have been all over this city as part of this investigation and what is going on here, and it will go on and on i think, for now, clive. thank you. and both the conservatives and labour, have been focusing on national security today in the election campaign. the home secretary amber rudd, reaffirmed that the conservatives would set up a commission, to promote british values and tackle extremism, while labour wants to recruit 1,000 security experts, in addition to 10,000 extra police. here's our political correspondent alex forsyth. in the aftermath of such an atrocity, inevitable questions about
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how to stop something like this happening again. the actions of this man, salman abedi, forced a pause in the election campaign. now preventing others like him is part of the debate. the home secretary said today the government had, for the first time, used powers to prevent suspected terrorists returning freely to the uk. she said police and security services were working at full tilt on the manchester attack. they are facing questions about who knew what and when. was salman abedi on surveillance list? i don't know those details that you have set out to me the intelligence services are still collecting information about him. i would still collecting information about him. iwould not still collecting information about him. i would not rush to conclusions that they have somehow missed something. people phoned the terror hotline as they are told to do. as they should do. the reason we put in place the terror hotline and the prevent strategy is because we
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recognise the scale of the problem. what would different parties do to tackle that problem? the conservatives would introduce a counter extremism commission. it would advise new laws and policies. they say they have committed extra funding for counterterrorism agencies and they are recruiting more officers. labour have also promised more security and intelligence staff and more police officers, as well as more prison and border agency personnel. in the battle for power here, labour are attacking the conservatives over cuts, saying they have left the police and resourced. the tories are defending their record on crime but they want to make this about character and leadership. the shadow home secretary was asked again today about past comments she had made, seemingly supportive about the ira. it was 34 years ago, i had a rather splendid afro at the time. i don't have the same hairstyle and i don't
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have the same hairstyle and i don't have the same views. labour so the focus now should be how to keep people safe from this, an attack which rather than undermine the democratic system, has highlighted the choice the country is facing, who is best to lead, who is best to protect? the leader of the scottish national party nicola sturgeon, says the snp would consider working with labour in the event of a hung parliament. speaking during an interview with andrew neil, she said she would consider what she called a "progressive alliance," withjeremy corbyn, despite having reservations about his leadership and policies. if there was to be a hung parliament, of course we would look to be part of a progressive alliance that pursued progressive policies. but let's get back to the reality of this election. the reality of this election, even with the narrowing of the polls, is that we are going to face a tory government, perhaps with a bigger majority. six men who accused the late lord janner of sexually abusing them as children, have abandoned their civil case. lord janner was charged with 22 sexual offences dating back to the 1960s,
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but the 87—year—old was found unfit to stand trialjust days before he died in 2015. his accusors had been seeking damages from his estate. simon jones is here. simon, why have the men dropped their claims? to give you a bit of background, the criminal case against lord janner was dropped because he had dementia. it was decided he could not follow what was going on in court and then he died. six men wanted to take it further and launched their own civil case at the high court. that has now been dropped. a lawyer representing the men said the reason for that is there had been a long period of time between the claim being launched and the alleged abuse. lord janner‘s family said that effectively cleared his name. but the lawyer says he now wa nts to his name. but the lawyer says he now wants to concentrate on giving evidence to the independent enquiry
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on child sexual abuse. he said they had been given assurances that it would look into allegations against lord janner but his family said it should just be looking at whether there were institutional failures. as for the enquiry itself, they would only say to the investigation was continuing and would not be drawn on whether or not they would make some sort of ruling on whether lord janner abused children. thank you. with all the sport, here's karthi gna nasegaram at the bbc sport centre. the world number one angelique kerber has been knocked out in the first round of the french open. petra kvitova has made a triumphant return to the sport. it has never ta ken it has never taken petra kvitova so much to reach the first round. five months ago everything was in doubt. a knife attack at her home left with
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tendon damage on her left hand, have playing hand. and yet, here she was. the first game, first point. first class. kvitova's hand is not fully ready. she only stepped onto a practice court earlier this month so has to rely on skill and stealth rather than strength. that comes from the stands where her family sit. the first set was one, the second followed with what seemed like comfort. this is the eighth time she has made it to the second round of the french open. none will compare to this. it was a nice and really heart—warming welcome. my tea m really heart—warming welcome. my team was there, my family were there, everyone who helped me through the difficult time. i am happy with the game, of course, but it was not really about the game today. next on court, angelique kerber, officially the world's best, but in reality, farfrom it. such is
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her lack of form, her defeat to ekaterina makarova was a strange surprise. britain's dan evans started strongly against tommy robredo. he went a setup. robredo's roots are in play and he eventually blossomed. the british challenge in paris will have to come from elsewhere. ferrari's sebastian vettel has won the monaco grand prix while lewis hamilton finished in seventh place, after starting in 13th on the grid. vettel has extended his world championship lead over hamilton to 25 points with the win. while jenson button's one—off return to formula one ended after a collision. hamilton academical have retained their scottish premiership status after beating dundee united 1—0 in the second leg of their play—off final. while blackpool have been promoted to league one with a 2—1win over exeter city. it's an immediate return to league one after their relegation last season but blackpool only had around 6,000 supporters at wembley due to an ongoing boycott by fans
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in protest against the club's owners. england's rugby union side have beaten the barbarians in their final match before heading on tour to argentina next month. thank you. that's it. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, and i'll be back with the late news at ten. hello. this is bbc news. let's go back to the bank holiday weekend british airways chaos. in rome, ba passengers have been told by staff that it may be tuesday before they can be booked onto flights home. of course hundreds of passengers who were supposed to fly out of heathrow or gatwick have had their travel disrupted — earlier my colleague sean ley spoke to eddie leviten and his daughter esther about their experiences at heathrow yesterday. we were due to fly to marseille to spend a week in the south of france. it was clear there was some kind of problem when we got to the airport, but they took our bags and said it was ok. we spent the whole day
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in the terminal and trying to get our bags back with no information from ba staff at all. the best information i found was via twitter. there were no announcements in the airport, no information on staff, nobody going around telling us anything. there was complete chaos in the baggage hall. we still do not have our bags, we can't phone them or contact them to find out where they are. we do not know when the bags will get here and we can't rebook anywhere because we can't get our bags. it's like the worst nightmare, like some kind of kafkaesque situation, you can't contact anybody to find out anything and nobody is able to give you any information even on their twitter feed. alex cruz, the ceo of british airways, i understand he's not doing any media interviews, but he should come out and apologise to his customers and resign, i think, because this is an epic failure of his systems. he has not been accountable
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to his customers and if you are failing your customers you are failing your business, and i think british airways is a company in terminal decline. you have obviously had a pretty rotten experience over the last 24 hours. it is unfortunately not over yet as you say, with not having your bags. do you understand that this was quite possibly something completely out of their hands in terms of the failure itself? no, i don't get that it was a power failure, any business that only has one server set up.. if somebody pulls the plug and they don't have back—up in the cloud or any kind of resilience, there are businesses around the world are managed as i've much worse situations than merely the power going. i think there's something they are not telling us. if they have not got the systems in place at that are able to cope with this, then they should just give up and go home because they are not competent
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to run a business and they should not even allow people on their planes. esther, what were you looking forward to doing this week that you will not be able to do now? i was looking forward to spending time with friends and going swimming in the lake nearby and playing. you're hoping you might do some of those things maybe at home this week instead? yeah. can i ask you to tell me a secret? how angry was daddy yesterday? really, really angry! so today he has kind of calmed down a bit. yes, a lot. do you think he has good reason to be angry? yes. what would you like to happen? i would like to happen... that... we get our bags back. what was in your bag that you want back most of all?
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can you remember? my clock! your clock! i hope you hadn't set the alarm or your battery will be flat. you need your clock, quite right too. eddie, you were looking forward to this. you don't know what's happening and i can appreciate that's probably the biggest frustration of all. what do you think the lesson is? i suppose the other thing about this is british airways is a private company. they will have to answer to their shareholders and all the rest. but heathrow airport is one of the biggest of our transport network, gatwick too. is there anything you think could usefully be done by government to help in these situations? or is it not fair to expect the public authorities to do anything when something like this happens? i think it is symptomatic of businesses that have given up caring about their customers and purely care about profit. i understand businesses have to make
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a profit, but actually, you should not forget where those profits come from and it's from the customers. heathrow i have heard nothing from, by the way, they were also incompetent yesterday because they had no information. there we go. that was eddie and esther speaking to me earlier on today. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, is campaigning in glasgow today, and in a speech later he will accuse the snp of "passing on tory austerity." the snp has dismissed the claim, insisting labour had failed to stand against uk government cuts. let's go live now to glasgow, and speak tojohn mcmanus. what are people expecting tonight? they are all gathering here at the old fruit market in the heart of glasgow are awaiting the arrival of jeremy corbyn. he has already arrived in glasgow and is expected on the stage behind me sometime within the next half an hour. what people will want to hear from him tonight is a very strong and
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uplifting, positive message. scottish labour's fortunes have certainly dipped in the last few yea rs. certainly dipped in the last few years. they are not what they used to be. the party was routed by the snp in the last general election, they were left with just one mp ian murray in edinburgh south. that's a seat they are contesting again and hoping to win again. in rcn scottish parliament elections, the holyrood elections, they were pushed into third place by the snp and researching conservative party. it's like conservative party as as the snp which scottish labour really have their eyes on at the moment. i have their eyes on at the moment. i haveis have their eyes on at the moment. i have is they are most worried about them. we know whenjeremy have is they are most worried about them. we know when jeremy arrives that what will happen first is a minutes silence to remember the victims of that bomb in manchester on monday night. then we will hear from some of the local scottish candidates, then mr corbyn himself will take to the stage. what we expect to hear is mr corbyn talking about how a vote for labour would deliver an anti—austerity message and help people keep posterity at bay. he will talk about the moment for the many, not the few. you will
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also talk about some of the ways in which scottish raiders could be helped by labour such as tackling inequality, amongst children. first, time for a quick look at the weather. some of you may be wondering why have this sneer behind me. it was a decent day across the british isles, wasn't it? it was until we started thickening up the cloud all the while. we have already seen the odd moderate to heavy burst of rain here, the odd rumble of thunder as well. we will continue that process through the rest of the evening and overnight, pushing the rain up towards northern ireland and southern parts of scotland group northern england and the midlands. we get on to the really muggy air, it may well be we see the return of thunderstorms across central and southern england, towards east anglia. notice how mild and sticky it is again across the south. 15 degrees. much fresher further north
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where it stays dry for the first pa rt where it stays dry for the first part of bank holiday monday. that's not going to be the way of it because that cloud and rain will get pushed ever further north until it becomes quite extensive across the northern half of the british isles. you will have to be far north and scotla nd you will have to be far north and scotland or indeed in the northern isles to stay dry until this point in the day. around about midday or so. the odd moderate burst getting in the western side of scotland, dank and drizzly. cloud sitting very low on the eastern side of the pennines, not without the chance of fonda here. some of those showers turning quite intense. there is that possibility as well of further muggy air moving in, upping the chance of the odd rumble of thunder. a quiet affair in wales, after a rather dull start perhaps a bit of brightness non—through here. about. to help to lift the temperatures. 22, 23, some could exceed that but with a bit of
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brightness and all this mild air sitting here across the south—east, nothing like it further north. cloud and rain, does keep its progress going further towards the north. but it will be late in the day before we see any brightness breaking out across northern ireland. and indeed the north of england. tuesday, notice the number of isobars here. an area of low pressure which swings the weather front through us. tuesday to wednesday, forget low— pressure tuesday to wednesday, forget low—pressure it's hello high—pressure. a fresh start to the day. that high—pressure becoming dominant for the latter part of tuesday through wednesday and the first part of thursday, things will turn drier and there will be some sunshine. this is bbc news.
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the headlines: a 25 year—old man is arrested in manchester by police investigating last monday's suicide bomb attack. police have been searching an address in the moss side area of the city. the conservatives and labour promise more action to minimise the threat of terror attacks in the wake of the manchester bombing. these city stands defiant as thousands take to the streets in the great manchester run. —— the city. thousands of british airways passengers have been facing a second day of delays and disruption following the massive computer failure which grounded all ba planes at heathrow and gatwick yesterday. i've never seen anything like it in my life. we have always been i've never seen anything like it in happy with british airways, but i don't think we can trust them again. also in the next hour, at least 150 people have been killed
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