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this is bbc news, i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11: ten people are in hospital including two children after shootings in the moss side area of manchester, police say they have "pellet—type" wounds. cyclists who kill pedestrians could face a new charge of ‘death by dangerous cycling' — under new government proposals. dozens of sunday train services across north—west england are cancelled for the second week running — rail operator northern blames crew scheduling "difficulties" for the disruption. nasa's ambitious mission to the sun launches from cape canaveral, 2a hours after its launch was cancelled due to a last—minute hitch. novelist sir vs naipaul, winner of the nobel prize for literature, has died aged 85. his wife says the author — who published more than 30 books over his career — died at home with his family in london.
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great britain's dina asher—smith storms to victory in the 200m at the european championships in berlin, her second gold of the tournament. arsenal begin a new era under head coach, unai emery, latertoday — as they take on premier league champions, manchester city, in their first match of the season. and in dateline london, shaun ley and the panel discuss washington's imposition of sanctions on russia and the row between donald trump and turkey. that's in 30 minutes. ten people have been taken to hospital — after shots were fired overnight in the moss side area of manchester. in the past few minutes
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greater manchester police have said a man is in a serious but stable condition with leg injuries — and nine other people, including two children, were taken to hospital with pellet—type wounds. the shootings took place close to alexandra park around 2.30am this morning. earlier crowds had been celebrating the annual carribean carnival in the area. our correspondent anna jameson is at the scene of the incident, and explained what we know so far. iam standing i am standing in south manchester, yesterday i am told there were two street parties, one which is cordoned off behind me as you can see. this was a great party
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atmosphere, it was the manchester caribbean carnival, it was colourful and vibrant. caribbean carnival, it was colourful and vibra nt. they caribbean carnival, it was colourful and vibrant. they were celebrating the 70th anniversary of the windrush coming into england but that turned soui’ coming into england but that turned sour when shots were heard and ten people we now know are injured. 0fficers people we now know are injured. officers were called and there are minorand officers were called and there are minor and major injuries that the hospital are having to deal with at the moment. there is some footage on social media the police have been talking to us about, they have said it was a video of the aftermath of the incident itself. the video appears to show a number of panicked people who had gathered around, by police as a voice shouts out, one voice shouts out, "can you hear me?" this is a developing story and we are getting different information as the morning continues. 0ne
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are getting different information as the morning continues. one of the key people here in moss side, the government adviser, who does a lot of work in the community, understood it was one person who was shooting pellets. this information has not yet been confirmed by greater manchester police but we will have that information and we can confirm that information and we can confirm that as soon as possible. it was the caribbean carnival taking place last night, yesterday, second day today, is that right? will that go—ahead? has been no confirmation as to whether the carnival itself go ahead however this was a street party aside from the carnival saw some people in the community are confident that it will go ahead but this has not yet been confirmed by the organisers themselves. we can
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speak to beverley hughes, thank you for joining speak to beverley hughes, thank you forjoining us, what is your reaction? it's completely distressing, when i first heard about it earlier this morning it sounded very serious. as time has gone on thankfully it looks as though injuries are not as serious as thought. it was a particular kind of incidents rather than gunfire. the police are going to make a statement at 2pm and may confirm that. most of the people in hospital have either been discharged will be very shortly, as far as we understand. but for the people involved it must have been terrifying, not knowing what the nature of the incident was. and for the community itself, it's very upsetting i think, and it causes a great deal of distress and people feel their reputation is challenged
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again. iwant feel their reputation is challenged again. i want to reassure them that the police will be doing everything they can, working with the community, to complete this investigation and find out who is responsible for this. the police have said they have deployed a number of armed and unarmed officers to the incident and have indicated they will remain in the area for a few more days, do you know how long? that is something the police will access that is something the police will a ccess as that is something the police will access as time goes on, the heightened presence will continue as long as the police think it's necessary , long as the police think it's necessary, both to undertake their enquiries but also to be around, reassure the public, be accessible to members of the community that might want to speak with them. they will also be working with the city council team and other partners and the voluntary organisations in moss side to provide that presence and reassurance for members of the community. it is one of those areas
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that has many challenges, it is looking at social deprivation, this carnival would have been important for them, do you know if it is still going to continue, can the community still enjoy today's events? again the police and city council and other partners will have been undertaking a further assessment as to the issues. i hope it can continue. and the police may well confirm that it will because i think the carnival itself, as well as being two days of enjoyment for the community, it's an important statement about where that community has come, about the cohesion amongst different groups in that community. i think for it to be abandoned would bea i think for it to be abandoned would be a very unfortunate message and i hope it will not be. i would like to quickly address the subject of destruction across northern england and also affecting of course the
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manchester area. you have written to the managing director of northern which has gone through, we have seen details of this letter which follows on from the letter from the mayor who has been in touch asked for assurances, have you had a reply and what you think needs to be done?” have what you think needs to be done?|j have not yet had a reply. the letter went yesterday following the announcement late on friday they would be pulling eight services again today on sunday across greater manchester and the north—west and this is the third consecutive sunday when services have been cancelled at very short notice. 0n when services have been cancelled at very short notice. on top of the disruption with the new timetable, the continuing problems we have every week with trains arriving very late. this impact is when people are trying to get away on their holiday, one of the lines is the liverpool to
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manchester airport line, it is com pletely u na cce pta ble manchester airport line, it is completely unacceptable and it paints a picture of management i think we are in complete disarray and unable to provide the services they are contracted to provide for they are contracted to provide for the public and i want the secretary of state to step in and find out what is happening in that company and make sure we have management in place that can deliver the services the public need. beverley hughes, thank you very much for your time. let's go back to the incident which has taken place in moss side, our correspondent andy gale is there for us, we have been hearing there will bea us, we have been hearing there will be a police conference but so far, the police vans are behind you, what is taking place? in the last few minutes we had an update from greater manchester police about the number of people injured and the nature of those injuries, two children among nine people who have injuries consistent with being shot
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with a pellet type of gun, the police say those injuries are not too serious but a tenth person, a man in hospital in a serious but sta ble man in hospital in a serious but stable condition with injuries to his legs, it's not known whether his injuries were caused by the same pellet gun the other nine people got their injuries from. the police say their injuries from. the police say the injuries are not as serious as the injuries are not as serious as the first. but nonetheless it was an extremely reckless act, whoever fired this weapon, it could have devastated consequences for people ata devastated consequences for people at a street party taking place here after the caribbean carnival. we have been talking to a local youth worker who believes whoever is responsible for this shooting probably did not come from the area. i will always say i don't think its people from this community doing these things, there are people coming out into this community and doing that and sending messages to people that it is not acceptable and it will not be tolerated and people
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like us, youth workers and other people, community gardens and youth providers are there to make sure we make sure we sent a positive message out to people. this incident happened about half past two this morning, the carnival had been taking place and there were a lot of people in the area. the roads around here are now sealed off and there is a very big police presence, you can see the road behind me is sealed off. the police also say they will have extra patrols in the area to reassure people, they are looking at cctv and are wondering if any more people may have been injured by this type of gun and are asking if people can come forward, they might need hospital treatment and they are keen for witnesses to come forward, anyone who might have information about what happened here in the early hours of the morning. thank you very much. the row over borisjohnson's
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controversial comments about the burqa — continues to rumble on. several newspapers are reporting splits in the cabinet over comments saying women in burqas looked like "letter boxes" or "bank robbers". the former close ally of theresa may, damian green, is the latest to intervene in the row, he says borisjohnson shouldn't go ‘full trump', but doesn't believe that the former foreign secretary breached party rules. i'm joined by our political correspondent, jessica parker. so many people now wading into this, just summarise her us what we are hearing so far and when we are likely to hear from the man hearing so far and when we are likely to hearfrom the man himself? that's the interesting question, he has been markedly absent of last week, he was on holiday and returned to the uk last night. 0ver week, he was on holiday and returned to the uk last night. over the week what has been made clear is not to expect an apology, they say they believe he was standing up for a liberal values and actually arguing
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against a total ban of the but lots of people have been having mercy, one of the latest people is damian green, the former de facto deputy to theresa may saying that he does not think borisjohnson theresa may saying that he does not think boris johnson breached theresa may saying that he does not think borisjohnson breached party rules with the comments he made, but he feels boris johnson could rules with the comments he made, but he feels borisjohnson could be turned into a martyr by the right and calls for robust but polite debate on sensitive issues. various wings of the conservative party, some of them back borisjohnson and defend his right to what they describe as free speech but we have heard from people in the tory party who are worried about what boris johnson has said, the former attorney general dominic grieve saying he would leave the party if borisjohnson ever saying he would leave the party if boris johnson ever became saying he would leave the party if borisjohnson ever became the leader and it interesting he said that because the background to all this is the speculation surrounding boris johnson and the future attempt he might make at the leadership of the party. many people say this isjust
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boris being boris, the likelihood of any punishment coming from theresa may is also being derided saying it silly season. i think there is an element of people saying its parliamentary recess and sometimes these stories are run because of that but if you look at the last week things have happened, brandon lewis the party chairs being boris should then it emerged the party was looking at dozens of complaints, we know lots of people have been very unhappy, find the comments offensive including leaders from the muslim community and it emerged the conservative party hq were looking at these complaints which could trigger an investigative process which in theory if you look at the party rules could end up in a suspension or expulsion from the party. we are a long way from anything like that and it's been made clear by some of boris johnson's allies that if it went that far there would be a price to
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play. the family of the airport worker who stole an empty passenger plane from seattle airport before crashing into an island say they are "devastated" and "in complete shock". richard russell — an employee with the ground staff — performed aerobatic manouevres before crashing on a nearby island. it's thought he was killed instantly. no one else was on board. his family said he was a warm and compassionate individual who hadn't wanted to harm anyone. a new offence of causing death by dangerous or careless cycling is to be considered by the government, in an effort to improve road safety. cyclists who kill pedestrians would be treated in a similar way to dangerous drivers under the new legislation. the laws are being proposed by the government after mother—of—two kim briggs was killed by a cyclist in 2016. cycling uk, a national charity, claimed a "full review of road traffic offences" is required. the headlines on bbc news. ten people — incuding two children —
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are hospitalised after shots are fired in the moss side area of manchester. the government proposes a new law of ‘death by dangerous cycling' — for cyclists who kill pedestrians. rail passengers in north—west england face a second sunday of disruption, as operator northern cancels around 80 services. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's will perry. we start with the cricket, the second test against india, dave bought under for now at lord's, the weather has been disrupting this match but england resumed with a 256 run lead, a maiden test century from
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chris woakes yesterday, no wickets yet this morning, 16, i7 chris woakes yesterday, no wickets yet this morning, 16, 17 minutes into that. for now the rain is staying away but the big question is what will the weather do, this is the forecast at 1pm this afternoon, not looking great is it? lightens up a little bit, i have always wanted to bea a little bit, i have always wanted to be a weatherman, might stabilise around lipm, looking good for six, 7pm but how many overs while there be? we will see. today's la fixture in the premier league sees west ham travel to liverpool, a much changed west ham side lining up, the club spent heavily and have a new manager, manuel pellegrini returns to the premier league a couple of yea rs to the premier league a couple of years after leaving manchester city. these are the fixtures for today.
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i have a lot of respect for his career, he started from the low, the bottom and made his excellent career. winning titles and making his team is always difficult, no fees at arsenal, one of the best teams in england, of course they are contenders to win titles. we are working to improve each match in each training. sunday we need to show on the pitch our performance a big level. because the position is demanding our best moment tactically and also individually. add joy and the shock is how dina asher—smith described becoming the first briton male orfemale to described becoming the first briton male or female to do the sprint double at the european championships, she added the 200
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metre title to the 100 meter crown she won previously. she smashed the british record, the fastest by any woman in the world this year, so how good could she be? michaeljohnson says the sky is the limit. female sprinters are watching this, they have seen this and they will see it, and they will absolutely take notice. dafne schippers can tell them all about what has happened here, she had a front row seat. she is now one of the best in the world. next year ‘s world championships, the olympic games, this is a true contender now. she has won that as other athletes training for those medals and championships, they will have dina asher—smith in mind. medals and championships, they will have dina asher-smith in mind. high praise, three more medals on the
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track for great britain, martyn rooney anchoring the 400 meter relay tea m rooney anchoring the 400 meter relay team to silver, the women took bronze and charlotte proctor finished third in the women's long jump. next to missouri, brooks koepka is in the lead going into the final round, he shot 66 to leave himself 12 under, two shots clear of adam scott in second. what a story if tiger woods can pull this off, he is lurking on eight under as he continues his comeback, his back has been fused and he is in great form after carnoustie, he's chasing the 15th major title. leeds rhinos made a good start to the qualifiers in by a good start to the qualifiers in rugby league, nine tries to beat championship side toulouse 48—22. the league is split into the super eights and qualifiers to see who wins the grand final in october and who stays in super league at the end of the season. that all the sport
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for now, quick update on the cricket, there is a replay and no score, we will give you that the next hour, but they are playing which is the main thing because the rain has been coming down heavily and the main thing, where are we, we are not getting that score, we will talk to you later! we will get that later, thank you! the rail service northern has cancelled about 80 rail services today for a second time. services across north—west england have been affected as engineering projects caused problems with scheduling crews. the cancellations are impacting areas including cumbria, liverpool, lancashire and greater manchester. craig johnston is from the rmt union and hejoins me now from our carlisle studio. so this has happened yet again, we have had this letter asking for assurances from baroness beverley hughes, what is your take on this? it's not just on
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hughes, what is your take on this? it's notjust on sunday that we have this problem, on friday according to the passenger user group they cancelled around 100 services and cancelled around 100 services and cancelled many more on friday. it's not just cancelled many more on friday. it's notjust happening cancelled many more on friday. it's not just happening on cancelled many more on friday. it's notjust happening on sunday, it's happening on the weekdays as well. what's going wrong? i don't know if you can hear me, what is going wrong, that these cancellations are taking place, the latest one they say is they are having problems with crew due to engineering works, surely they must know what's coming 7 surely they must know what's coming he surely they must know what's coming up? the will, there are a number of things going wrong. 0n up? the will, there are a number of things going wrong. on sunday they run less services saw the basic thinking would be they would be able to runa thinking would be they would be able to run a more robust timetable. however that does not seem to be the case and on weekdays it's a shambles as well. people don't find it reliable any more. what about the
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idea of compensation?” reliable any more. what about the idea of compensation? i am hearing the compensation they had to pay out to passengers was basically paid, the bulk of it, if not all that, by network rail so here we have the taxpayers again subsidising the failure of northern rail. at a company which excels in failure. 0k, what do you think is the best way to get this fixed, what is your advice? my get this fixed, what is your advice? my advice is to pack up and go and hand the franchise back over to the public sector. that would work in a much more coordinated and structured fashion. these people have a major problem, the passengers are sick of them and the staff are sick of them as well. no one has any faith in them any more, local politicians have had enough and it's damaging the economy of the north of england, it is time they have packed up and gone. we will leave it there for
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now, thank you very much indeed. scientists at the us space agency nasa, have launched a probe, that aims to get closer to the sun than ever before. the unmanned ‘parker solar probe‘ was supposed to launch yesterday , but its departure was cancelled with just moments to go. professor tim horbury was involved in the initial proposal, and earlier this morning he told me he was delighted that the launch had gone ahead without any glitches. it's it‘s always a tense experience watching a rocket launch, you never quite know what will happen but it seems to have gone perfectly this morning, very smooth, just like you want, everything absolutely on track, fantastic. remind us why this needs to get closer to the sun? it's what drives all of life on earth, its light and heat help us live on the planet so we need to understand the planet so we need to understand the sun and what it does and
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actually as we get more dependent on technology, for example satellites, satellite navigation, we are more dependent on the sun, it can damage satellites and heart astronauts, it‘s called space weather so we need to study the sun to understand it more and what it does and be able to predict space weather better. so what‘s happening right now with the probe? at the moment it's going through quite a long sequence of buddhists by various stagers on the rocket so the main rocketjust fired for a few minutes and then drop the. then we have a stick on stage running and that will drop, then a third stage, the spacecraft will go faster and faster it seems strange but it has to go really fast so it will leave the earth ‘s system really rapidly, it‘s going through the burn sequence at the moment and
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then september at the spacecraft will fly past venus which will give ita will fly past venus which will give it a gravity kick, then we get our first close pass by the sun really quickly in november and at that point it will be about as close as close as we have ever been to the sun so well inside mercury. in the next few years more fly passes which will help get closer and closer and eventually we will be down on the 20th of the distance between earth and the sun, about 4 million miles which is when we will get the amazing data in a few years‘ time. it will start sending the data back then what happens, does the probe just burn up being so close to the sun? and the distances it should survive fine with the big heat shield on the front but that only works if you keep pointing straight at the sun, it has fuel on it pointing in the right
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direction but after maybe ten years or so it will run out of fuel and at that point it won‘t be able to keep pointing straight at the sun, it will rotate around and then burn up and eventually be destroyed. the nobel—prizewinning writer, v—s naipaul, has died aged 85. raised in trinidad — he studied at oxford and worked for the bbc before becoming a prolific author. his best—known works include: a house for mr biswas — the mystic masseur — a bend in the river, and the booker prize—winning — in a free state. he won the nobel prize for literature in 2001, for — as the award panel put it , "works that compel us to see the presence of suppressed histories . he died at his home in london. now it‘s time for a look at the weather. we were hearing a bit earlier that the rain has certainly affected the cricket. i was looking? looks like rain coming towards the lord‘s
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cricket ground later on this afternoon and that is a pattern repeated, we have got wet weather around, i hope you enjoy the sunshine we had yesterday because today it‘s in short supply, a soggy sunday. the radar pictures shows pulses of heavy rain, it‘s been quite wet across parts of southern england and there has been another pulse working across now getting into eastern scotland, the rain picking up here, over the next few hours we will see more wet weather, it‘s quite likely to affect the cricket. for wales and south west england with the main rain band having cleared through we have seen there they further lengthy downpours later in the afternoon to watch the evening which is something to watch out for. it‘s going to be a cloudy day for the vast majority but one place that will see sunshine is shetlands, sticking out in the sunshine, it will have a dry day, 15 degrees in lerwick otherwise
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generally high teens, low 20s, a bit more cool than that across the north—east of scotland, those rains clearing as we go through tomorrow. that‘s your latest weather. this is bbc news, the headlines. ten people including two children have been taken to hospital with pellet like injuries after shootings in manchester‘s moss side area, police say one man is any serious but sta ble say one man is any serious but stable condition. cyclists could face a new charge of death by dangerous cycling if they kill pedestrians whilst riding, the department for transport is consulting on proposals. rail operator northern has cancelled around 80 train services across north—west england today, the second week of disruption to sunday services. and the daring the solar probe mission has successfully
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launched from cape canaveral in florida after the lunch was called off yesterday, the mission will analyse the sun ‘s atmosphere for the first time. the author of more than 30 books and winner of the nobel prize for literature has died aged 85. now, shaun ley presents dateline london.

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