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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight. police release a picture of the manchester bomber carrying a blue suitcase, asking whether anyone saw him with it between the 18th and 22nd of may. greater manchester police search a landfill site near bury in connection with the attack. a zoo keeper dies after a tiger entered an enclosure at hamerton zoo in cambridgeshire. british airways chief executive says he's sorry about the disruption caused by a global computer meltdown but says he won't resign. we will make a complete investigation, we will find out what happened, we will make sure this never happens again. also this hour — tributes to the legendary blue peter presenterjohn noakes, who's died aged 83. best known for his partnership with faithful dog shep and his daredevil stunts, his family say he'll
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be greatly missed. huddersfield town wins a place in next year's premier league, after their play—off battle with reading went to penalties. and in half an hour, a look into a priceless archive of footage filmed by past explorers, including the world's first skyscrapers dating back to the 16th century in great explorations. police investigating the manchester bombing are appealing for information to help them trace salman abedi's movements in the last four days before the attack. today, there have been searches in manchester, in chester and in west sussex, where a 23—year—old man was arrested
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on suspicion of terrorism offences. police officers are also carrying out a search of a landfill site near bury in greater manchester. in all, m men are being questioned in connection with the investigation into the attack. tonight — police have released this picture of the manchester bomber carrying a blue suitcase, asking whether anyone saw him with it between the 18th and 22nd of may. separately, bbc news has obtained cctv footage which appears to show abedi, buying food and cleaning products, just a day before the attack. from manchester, here's our home affairs correspondentjune kelly. a young man in a hooded top, jogging pants and trainers, on his own on a sunday morning shop. in this footage obtained by the bbc, he looks relaxed as he is captured on cctv, browsing the shelves of a manchester convenience store. his till receipt shows he spent £8.74 and he bought almonds, tuna, scouring pads and air fresheners.
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this was the day before the bombing. and staff in the shop believe this was salman abedi. looking at that cctv, it is the same guy that has been in the shop several times in the past. he looks exactly like the guy that they're saying has done the bombings. his eyes stand out so much from the guy that we recognise from the past. his trainers match those that salman abedi was wearing in images released by the police. and here you can see his face. in the police pictures he appears to be wearing some of the same clothes. tonight police released this new image of him in manchester city centre on the day of the attack. they are trying to find his blue suitcase. they say they have no reason to believe it contains anything dangerous, but they are asking anyone who sees it to be cautious. early today their investigation expanded to the south coast. in the sussex town of shoreham by sea, officers arrested a 23—year—old man.
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he is said to be a libyan trainee pilot. since the bombing there has been criticism of the security service mi5. it is now reviewing the way it assessed salman abedi. the home secretary has refused to be drawn on possible missed opportunities. it is right that mi5 are going to be able to look back and find out what has happened in the past. but at the moment i'm going to focus on making sure that we get the operation concluded and successfully so. but after the arena atrocity, is it right that an intelligence agency is investigating itself? i think at this stage it is appropriate that it is internal. the information is so sensitive and there needs to be speed and the most important thing is they identify whether there are threats to the uk. in the north of england there have been more searches at new locations. this was whalley range in manchester. i think they are libyans, but i do not know much about them. they collect our parcels, we collect their parcels. as well as the searches,
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they are going through thousands of hours of cctv as they try to build a picture of this terror network. june kelly, bbc news, manchester. meanwhile, the liberal democrats have said theresa may's hardline approach to brexit could weaken britain's ability to tackle terrorism. the party's brexit spokesman nick clegg said britain could lose access to a vital eu criminal data base, which the uk used more than 500 million times last year. he said access to the system — known as sis — would be at risk if theresa may insisted on opting out of the european court ofjustice. here's our political correspondent eleanor garnier. terrorists have attacked across europe. countries like france, belgium and sweden, as well as the uk, have all been targeted in recent years. as britain prepares for brexit, the lib dems are warning we could end up cut off from important security information. if the conservatives
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do not back down and admit they have got this wrong, and that they do have to abide by the rules and the european laws that underpin data—sharing, we will be cut off from some of the most powerful databases that we presently use to go after would—be terrorists and cross—border criminals. the schengen information system is a database of real—time alerts. it contains information on thousands of people, including suspected criminals wanted under the european arrest warrant. in 2016 the uk police and security services used it more than half a billion times. the equivalent to 16 checks per second. the eu's leaders and the prime minister have said continued cooperation on security is a priority in the brexit negotiations. out campaigning today, theresa may said she was committed to keeping notjust britain but europe safe too. i'm very clear that we continue
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to want a deep and special partnership with the remaining 27 countries in the european union and we will continue to be committed to working with others in europe both in terms of we want a comprehensive free trade agreement but also in terms of our security. the prime minister has previously indicated that if brexit talks end in failure and without a deal, our cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism could be weakened. it is an indication she sees britain's police and security intelligence as a bit of a trump card in the negotiations. in the wake of the attack in manchester, security and counterterrorism are likely to stay high on the campaign agenda. the challenge for whoever wins — keeping the public safe at home and abroad. eleanor garnier, bbc news. and we'll find out how this story and many others
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are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers. our guests joining me tonight are the journalist and broadcaster rachel shabi and martin bentham, who's the home affairs editor for the london evening standard. a female zookeeper has died at hamerton zoo park in cambridgeshire after a serious incident involving a tiger. earlier today, visitors were evacuated from the 25—acre wildlife park near huntingdon. the zoo is home to 500 animals, including a collection of malaysian and white tigers. 0ur correspondent at hamerton zoo gave us this update. a member of staff handed out a statement which said they were too distressed to talk but they confirmed that one of their colleagues had been killed in what they described as a freak accident in the tiger enclosure this afternoon. they said at no point did any animals escaped from the enclosure and members of the public
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we re enclosure and members of the public were not in danger. when it happened, people on social media who we re happened, people on social media who were here at the time, said they we re were here at the time, said they were moved very quickly from inside the zoo outside, the zoo was evacuated. staff were clearly anxious, they said. it was done in a controlled way. many have been paying tribute to their prompt actions in the light of what happened. air ambulance came here, ground ambulances as well, and the police. the police havejust left. the scientific support vehicles have been here all day, it has been clear that something serious has happened, and now we know that a female storekeeper who was inside the enclosure with one of these tigers was attacked and suffered fatal injuries. people who were here said the zoo behaved in a professional way and they were impressed with how the evacuation was carried out. nonetheless this will be a genuine shock, people will be distressed at what has happened today. and a full
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investigation is now to ascertain exactly how it came to happen. let's speak now to howie watkins — he's a former zoo keeper and presenter of bbc‘s the really wild show. you have had experience of dealing with, looking after wild animals like tigers? they are dangerous animals to be handled with enormous care? yes, indeed. that is why in all zoos, from the training of the youngest achieve zoo keeper, you learn how to respect these animals and use the correct safety procedures. safety porches, restraining doors, safe zones where animals are kept. it is clear that this was a terrible and freak event and such things do occur but as has
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been said there will be a complete investigation. can we get a picture of what it is like in the average zoo? anybody who has taken children bear and conduct themselves might think they know how it works. you have got a tiger in an enclosure, but that will be necessary at times for staff to go into the enclosure, for staff to go into the enclosure, forfeeding? for staff to go into the enclosure, for feeding? not occasionally, part of the regular port of call of the day. you have got to carry out routine maintenance, check the enclosure. for an animal like a tiger which is intelligent. keeping the enclosure interesting and in —— keeping the enclosure interesting and challenging as a task. food is no longer simply place in the enclosure, it is actively hidden, suspended from the ceiling. when a big cat was into its enclosure it is
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these days playing for a hand. it has got to hunt for its foods to try and find it. just to illustrate, freak and unusual things can happen, and something like this almost happened myself once, we were filming for the tv show, it was in a jaguar enclosure, and to be policed the meat into the enclosure to illustrate how environmental enrichment work, normally the keeper would have done this, the keeper then went inside, to release the animals on cue, and these were not the normal queues that he has used because we had a film crew and there was confusion and the animals were released into the enclosure. we got out of plenty of time and no harm was done. we had enough notice that the animal was being released. but protocol problems can occur even with the best system that you have got something interfering with that.
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iam got something interfering with that. i am well aware first—hand how dangerous it is to work with big cats in captivity, when everything isn't absolutely kneeled down and folds to the letter. i am trying to nail down, there are occasions where the keeper will be in an enclosure with a big cat like that? they wouldn't normally the end with the big cat. the big cat would be entered overnight quarters. behind security doors. the typical procedure would be that the enclosure with me, the animal would be, they know that they are not going to get their food unless they willingly go inside first, they are basically called in, they going to the inside area, these are cats, smart animals, the know they will food get through in a single into the indoor area, they are locked into the indoor area, keeper go to the outdoor area to check for safety, any maintenance needed this done, food needed to be put out a
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spit out, once the enclosure, secured all the safety porches, safety gates, then make the animals on. there is no normal circumstance when they would be a keeper and the big cat together in the same enclosure, aside from famously, and in the past, there were some zookeepers who quite happily in their big cats because they enjoyed it. thank you very much indeed. another round of televised election debates will take place tonight, with theresa may and jeremy corbyn facing jeremy paxman and an audience in separate 45—minute slots as part of a programme called the battle for number ten, which will be broadcast at 8:30pm on sky and channel 4. let us cross to west london and our political correspondent. good evening. good evening. they are not really debates because even though not really debates because even thoutheremy not really debates because even though jeremy corbyn not really debates because even thoutheremy corbyn wanted a head—to—head confrontation with theresa may the prime minister did
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not want one. instead we have the format just sketched not want one. instead we have the formatjust sketched out. the question and answer from the audience, jeremy paxman will drill eachin audience, jeremy paxman will drill each in turn. senior politicians from both parties are around here already spreading the lines, talking out their candidate, would the expected secretary david davis, and andrew gwynne from labour party. theresa may goes into this with a tory campaign that is wobbling. there was the tobacco around social care. the surveys have tightened. there is —— she has the most to lose? that is the enviable position ofa lose? that is the enviable position of a government which is seen to be in command. it starts with a read. the simple truth is collections are unpredictable. i have 47 as an mp and others as a party member over the years and almost none of them have gone exactly to track. even those called on one should turn out to be on five issue. what should theresa may be aiming to do over the
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following 90 minutes? firstly to reinforce her existing reputation for being a steady pair of hands, strong and stable as the phrase. i usedit strong and stable as the phrase. i used it as an example. all of that has got to be reinforced. she is a very good prime minister. i serve on her cabinet, i know what she is like. she has been a record—breaking home secretary over six years in office there. she should play to her strengths. the other thing is she should play to the issue which is central to this election. the reason for the election. i am told i was one of the people who persuaded her, i don't know the truth about, but i said to her, have an election, gives you a mandate, gives you time, allows the delivery of a good excellent negotiation, a good outcome for the country, makes it more straightforward. andrew gwynne, clearly theresa may wants to get this back onto the issue of leadership and on thatjeremy corbyn could struggle. when it comes to who was going to make the best prime
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minister he lags along with behind theresa may, his challenge traitors to look by ministerial? this issue is that theresa may has had a dreadful election so far. she has been the only party leader in my living memory that has had to strip their manifesto, literally days after it was off the printing press. and the issue is to get across the message of hope and opportunity, of a better, vera brittain. david would like to make this solely about brexit, yes, brexit is important, we are leaving the european union, we wa nt are leaving the european union, we want a labour brexit, focused on jobs and security for working people, not a brexit that works for the square mile alone. but of course the square mile alone. but of course the important thing to come out of this is how we fund our public services, what kind of society do we want? i want to see an nhs which is
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fully funded, a national care system and an education system that works for all children and young people's bill that is the vision of hope, divisional opportunity, the vision of the britain for the many and not the view, to use our slogan, that is the view, to use our slogan, that is the important taskjeremy corbyn, to set out labourer‘s positive vision for the future. you said it was a brexit election, through the course of the campaign we have learnt almost nothing more about how the prime minister was about their brexit negotiations. might tonight we find out a bit more about how these to go see nations will go? you start where you have 100 pages of explanation. more written script on the brexit negotiation strategy in two white papers, and a major speech, in a letter to the union, than you had anything else before. to come back to pick some of the points. the simple truth, you said that as a whole collection, it is a hope you get your money from, 58
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billion in the red, as to where they are going to get their cash from. billion in the red, as to where they are going to get their cash fromm is fully costed, users and costed. the iss actually said editors a continuation of the existing budget projection. —— ifs. existing budget protections. four times the protections. four times the protection before. 100,000 now. cheating people equally. —— treating people equally. notjust rhetoric. this is about proper government, doing it properly, actually having a proper approach, not making it up as you go along.“
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shredding your manifesto as proper government, we need to look at that. 0ne government, we need to look at that. one of the issues that will certainly be talked about in this debate. the scottish greens have launched their manifesto for the general election. they promise that any scottish green mps will stand against a hard brexit and in favour of a second independence referendum. they will push for what they call "a new industrial revolution" — transitioning from fossil fuels to green industries. they also back a universal basic income. what's going on in the world of sport. let us go to the bbc sports centre. good evening. if you are a fan of huddersfield town, they have won the richest prize in football, they red ink on penalties in the championship play—off final to get promotion to the premier league. it will be had failed's first time in the top division for 45 years.
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the last game of the english season, arguably the most important, certainly the most lucrative. at sta ke, certainly the most lucrative. at stake, the final place in next season's premier league, a prize worth at least £170 million. 0ne year ago huddersfield and dreading thatis year ago huddersfield and dreading that is more likely to be relegated than promoted, but now a royal occasion to decide who would rise to football's promised land. additional tapping outside the top tier since 1972 and their hopes were not helped by finishing like this, when it looked easier to score than miss. reading tried their luck from further out but were no more successful. there was barely anything to choose between these two sides during the regular season and nor could they be separated and regular time here. chances few and far between at either end. an extra 30 minutes proved just as tight. penalties would be needed. huddersfield's 45 year wait ended in
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the most dramatic fashion. england's cricketers have been soundly beaten by south africa and the third and final match of the one—day series. south africa won by seven wickets. england, at one stage they slumped to 7—26 b for getting toa they slumped to 7—26 b for getting to a total of 153 not out. the tourists eased to victory. england have to hope this was just a blip before the champions trophy which begins later this week. 0ne begins later this week. one of the greatest ever golfers, tiger woods, has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. this picture has been released by police after he was arrested in the town ofjupiter and
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so arrested in the town ofjupiter and so for that. tiger woods was released a few hours later. he is second on the all—time list with 14 major titles that his last victory on two wasn't 2013 at the players championship. he eased into a two set lead running the second game 6—0 injust 18 minutes. has opponent on the one seven points and that's it. harrison pulled a setback. the british number three, ranked the law harrison, had no problem in the fourth set progressing to the second round. great britain's difficult america's cup campaign continued in bermuda the ceiling as they were comprehensively beaten by france in the final first round—robin match. as so often been the case then into his crew lost time at the start of the fourth leg and were never in the running after that. fourth defeat in five races. the next set of
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round—robin starts against sweden tomorrow. castleford cemented their place at the top of rugby league super league with a 38—0 thrashing of leigh centurions. greg eden kept up his phenomenal scoring record with a fourth hat—trick in a row. castleford have passed the 100 mark for touchdowns this year. that is all the sport. more in the next hour. thank you. the chief executive of british airways alex cruz says he won't resign over the computer failure which disrupted tens of thousands of people's travel over the bank holiday weekend. in his first interview since the it crash, mr cruz apologised — saying a power surge had caused computerfailure, and that a back—up system hadn't kicked in. 0ur transport correspondent, richard westcott, spoke to mr cruz earlier today. we were unable to send standard
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messages. just the on saturday it was a big problem. from saturday night, wheat, many of those messages started to come through. we began to be able to talk to people. yesterday, sunday we were able to reach out to most of the customers and an electronic way. i have been to terminalfive, and an electronic way. i have been to terminal five, terminal three, peak—time, yesterday, this morning, i have been answering personal e—mails from passengers. i have set up e—mails from passengers. i have set upa e—mails from passengers. i have set up a special group of people who are helping me to answer expediently some of those e—mails. i am not out of touch in terms of the personal drama that many of our passengers have had to go through in this particular instance. all our efforts at the website aimed at making sure that we address those needs of those passengers. we are trying our very best. we know that we have nine solutions for over two thirds of those passengers, again by the end
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of today, they will be at the final destination, and we are trying to address the needs of the remainder of the passengers. the national 0fficer of the passengers. the national officer for the gmb unionjoins us the national officer for the gmb union joins us know. the national officer for the gmb unionjoins us know. you have been waiting some time, apologies for that. thank you for talking to us. what do you make of what the chief executive said, he said jobs being exported on the it side, redundancies are not at all to blame, do you believe him?|j redundancies are not at all to blame, do you believe him? i believe that he is the product of what some people have been telling him, i wouldn't expect a chief executive officer to completely understand all the technical it issues within a company. be as it issues are extremely complicated. 0ur understanding is that there is a certain group of people that has not been dismissed last year, and their work had not been transferred to
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india, then actually the maintenance of that facility would not have taken place, in other words the back—up facility was supposed to kick in when the mainframe collapsed. that is to ensure that the system does not fall over. the chief executive is not correct, people were dismissed last year, who we re people were dismissed last year, who were employed to maintain those facilities. i don't agree with him. but you cannot issue that the people in india might have beenjust as competent but they might have been overthrown by a systems failure? that is the issue. antigens are not uncommon. they do take place. ba's operation staff are so highly trained they had to practice for every eventuality but since all these jobs have been lost through
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dismissals, because the work has been outsourced to india, there is no trials, no proofing is, no testing that is taking place. and very valuable staff who were employed by ba who intrinsically knew every system of its operation, which actually keeps its planes in the skies, have been lost. there has been a brain gave away from the company, because the company wants to save 91 million euros by january 2019. this company, that wants to produce those savings, has broadly just spent them this weekend in the compensation that it has got to repay the passengers that the tesco's mazzarri two. there is a reality behind all this, that the airline business is ferociously competitive, and ba along with all other carriers is having to do things that a few years ago they may not have contemplated doing. ba made
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£2 billion last year, £1.5 billion the year before. this is a carrier thatis the year before. this is a carrier that is making money, increasing passenger numbers, its target is to expand is taking place. this is about corporate greed. these orders to cut staff numbers, and other services in ba, came from ba's partner iag. it is iag that ordered these savings. we told them at the time there could be serious problems with the it systems if you go ahead with the it systems if you go ahead with the it systems if you go ahead with the job cuts. however the executive said, we are in charge of the business, it is up to us to run the business, it is up to us to run the airline, and if we feel, we take the airline, and if we feel, we take the consequences for it. actually, they have failed. thank you very
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much. president macron of france and president macron of france and president putin of russia have said they will intensify efforts to solve they will intensify efforts to solve the conflicts in syria and ukraine. former blue peter presenterjohn noa kes former blue peter presenterjohn noakes has died at the age of 83. i'm upside down! oh! i'm sure it does me good! how's that, then? blue peter has had many presenters, butjohn noakes was special — the cheery, funny daredevil from halifax.


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