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a man from the birmingham area is under arrest for terrorism offences after a car crashes into cyclists and pedestrians outside parliament. a camera captures the moment the car — travelling at high speed — crashes into a security barrier protecting the palace of westminster. police vehicles raced to the scene, as passersby were quickly moved away from the smoking vehicle. i seen him crashed into the bollard at high speed. i would say he was driving at least 50 miles per hour. the guy — he seemed very much focused — he wasn't panicked or anything. the suspect — a 29—year—old man — was alone in the car and police said he had no weapons. as police continue to question the man, we'll be asking how much they knew about him before the attack. and our other main story this evening... a section of a motorway bridge collapses in genoa in italy. around 30 people are thought dead
and many seriously injured. specialist rescue teams are involved ina specialist rescue teams are involved in a desperate operation to try to free survivors buried under the rubble. the england cricketer ben stokes is found not guilty of affray after a fight near a nightclub in bristol. social housing tenants are promised more powers by ministers. campaigners say what's needed is more housing. and why some premier league clubs don't need their fans to turn in a profit. and coming up on bbc news: scottish champions celtic‘s bid for a place in this season's champions league hangs in the balance as they travel to athens needing a positive result this evening. good evening.
a man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, after a car
crashed outside the houses of parliament, leaving several people injured. eyewitnesses described the vehicle as deliberately hitting members of the public. the driver, a 29—year—old british citizen, originally from abroad, was alone in the car. officers are presently searching three addresses in the midlands in connection with the attack. at around 7:30am, the silver ford fiesta swerved into cyclists and pedestrians outside the houses of parliament, injuring three people. the car continued down the road, then careered off into a side—road with security barriers. the car crashed into a barrier and armed police swooped onto the vehicle and the suspect. our home editor, mark easton, arrived at the scene within minutes and has this report. filmed on a cyclist‘s helmet cam, was this silver car weapon being
readied for the second terror attack on our parliament in under 18 months? a bbc rooftop camera records
what happened at just months? a bbc rooftop camera records what happened atjust after 7:35am. the ford fiesta pulled sharply of parliament square on the wrong side of the road, through a group of cyclists waiting at the lights, accelerates down millbank towards two police officers protecting the palace of westminster. they leap out of the way before the car smashes into a security ball art. barry williams, a bbc picture editor, was walking to work when he saw the car suddenly career out of the morning traffic. he hit the cyclist and then swerved over towards whether safety barrier is. he accelerated and hitter at quite a high—speed. barrier is. he accelerated and hitter at quite a high-speed. what the sure impression? was it deliberate? i was not sure whether he meant to hit the cyclist that he accelerated hard he meant to hit the cyclist that he accelerated ha rd towards he meant to hit the cyclist that he accelerated hard towards the barrier. the car hit the security
bollards ohio briefly lifted off the ground. i have seen him crash into the barnard at high speed. he is driving at least 50 miles an hour. the guy seemed very focused. he was not panicked or anything. he crashed into the security barriers. and yelled to police others is, stop, he hit two cyclist. i realised it was something else. armed police were just behind and cleared the area. within minutes, armed response teams had arrived and some ran towards the incident happened this morning and saw about half a dozen police range rovers and motorcycles driving at speed up this road, away from the incident. it appears that is part of a planned response to exactly this kind of emergency. this was the scene a few minutes after the car crashed. the cyclists are scattered
at the side of the road. an ambulance was in attendance almost immediately. we now know three were injured, two men and women who remains in hospital will stop tha nkfully remains in hospital will stop thankfully her injuries are not life—threatening. the driver of the fiesta, alone in the vehicle, was arrested at the scene by armed officers who were already nearby. the scotland yard assistant commissioner says the driver, a 29—year—old uk national, is refusing to cooperate with the police. given this appears to be a deliberate act, the method, and this being an iconic site, we are treating it as a terrorist incident and the investigation is being led by officers from counterterrorism command. parliament is currently in recess. westminster occupied by more foreign tourists than domestic politicians. the prime minister, on holiday in switzerland, said her thoughts are with the injured and thanked the emergency services for their courageous response. we have
seen across their courageous response. we have seen across the world, major cities facing acts of terrorism from terrorists who want to divide communities, cause injury and cause death. as a city we continue to evolve our death. as a city we continue to evolve oui’ response death. as a city we continue to evolve our response to terror attacks and keep us safe to deter and prevent attacks taking place in the first place. i reassured that oui’ the first place. i reassured that our police service to our security services, all of a are doing what we can to keep people safe. the response from police and emergency services to the incident was well rehearsed and well executed. if this was very quickly neutralised. less than a year was very quickly neutralised. less thana yearand was very quickly neutralised. less than a year and a half since the westminster bridge attack, once again the area around parliament was in lockdown today. the message to the public, stay calm but remain vigilant. our home affairs correspondent, daniel sandford, is outside new scotland yard for us. daniel — what more do we know about the suspect
and his final movements before the incident? well, here's a 29—year—old man. he isa well, here's a 29—year—old man. he is a black man from the birmingham area, we believe. two addresses in birmingham being searched, along with an address in nottingham. he was at the wheel of the car police believe when it ploughed into the barrier very nearly hitting two police officers. the key thing is, what is his motivation? while he was not known to counterterrorism police 01’ not known to counterterrorism police ormis not known to counterterrorism police or m15 there was some foreknowledge by the police of him and the key thing will be, what was that? also trying to work out whether this deliberate act as counterterrorism police believe it was was motivated for political reasons. that is what would make a terrorist act. it is quite interesting to look at what his vehicle did in those last minutes and hours in fact before the attack he is believed to have driven
down from birmingham to london overnight, in the tottenham court area of london to the east of here for about six hours or so between midnightand 6am. for about six hours or so between midnight and 6am. then in the whitehall area between six o'clock in the morning and 7:37am when he ploughed into the barrier, very narrowly missing two police officers who are very lucky to have escaped without serious injury. thank you. at least 30 people are now known to have died after a large section of a motorway bridge collapsed in the italian city of genoa. many more are thought to be seriously injured. a number of cars and lorries on the bridge crashed to the ground after a tower holding up a part of the high suspension bridge gave way during heavy rain. emergency workers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or who've been buried by rubble. james robbins reports. a man cries out to god. it is the stuff of nightmares
as a vast motorway bridge collapses in a storm. watch again, and you can see one of its towers simply disintegrate and plunge down into the valley below. another eyewitness reported lightning striking the bridge. a rescue helicopter flying through the storm relayed the first horrifying pictures. one tower of the suspension bridge has simply disappeared, with it the long, central section of motorway which relied on it. on one side, a truck is perilously close to the edge, but it's clear many other vehicles have plunged up to 90 metres, or 300 feet, down to the valley floor, narrowly missing these apartment buildings. emergency teams used helicopters, cranes and hoists to recover the dead and injured, as others started the search of rubble to look for more of the victims. translation: from the information
we have in our possession, 30 cars and some heavy vehicles were driving on the span of the bridge at the moment it collapsed. already urgent questions are being asked. how could this motorway bridge, built in the 1960s, fail with such terrible consequences? the toll road operator said work to shore up its foundation was being carried out at the time of the collapse, adding that the bridge was constantly monitored. but italy's deputy prime minister has demanded that motorway operators must be held accountable. translation: i have crossed that bridge hundreds of times. now, as an italian citizen, i will do everything to get the names and surnames of past and present managers, because it is unacceptable to die like that in italy. this was the bridge in happier times. part of a vital motorway system linking genoa
and the italian riviera to the south of france. the engineering of italian motorways used to be a subject of immense national pride, but this disaster, after other incidents, is already being blamed by some on spending cuts and possible neglect of basic safety in the name of reducing italy's huge public debt. james robbins, bbc news. the england cricketer, ben stokes, has been found not guilty of affray after a fight near a bristol nightclub. the 27—year—old had faced trial following the brawl between a group of men last september. another defendent, ryan ali, who was knocked unconscious in the fight, was also found not guilty of the same charge. our sports editor, dan roan, has been following the case. it had taken almost year but finally ben stokes emerge from court today having cleared his name, one of the world's cricketers found not guilty of affray. today represents the end
of affray. today represents the end ofan of affray. today represents the end of an 11—month—old deal for bench of affray. today represents the end of an 11—month—old dealfor bench in which time he has had to maintain a silence at a time when many on social media and certain parts of the press predetermined his guilt long before the trial began. the past 11 months have served to highlight team then how highly he holds his position within england and the responsibility that accompanies it. ryan ali was one of two men knocked unconscious by stokes in a late—night brawl.|j two men knocked unconscious by stokes in a late-night brawl. i am very relieved. that is all i have to say. stokes had been arrested in bristol in the early hours of the 5th of september. —— september the 25th. moments later he was involved inafight, 25th. moments later he was involved in a fight, punching ryan ali and ryan hale. a local resident who gone the violence that the men had behaved like bubble hooligans. ryan
ali left with a fractured eye socket. stokes said he was acting in self defence having confronted the pa rent self defence having confronted the parent the homophobic language towards two gay men. footage showed stokes and alex howells tried to re—enter a nightclub while celebrating an england win. the prosecution said stokes could be seen prosecution said stokes could be seen mocking the gay men and throwing a cigarette at one of them. stokes claimed it was just banter. these are the two gay men seen chatting to stokes. neither were called as witnesses in the trial. chatting to stokes. neither were called as witnesses in the triallj did not get involved more on the sideline. it turned into a massive brawl and i got scared and walked off. so, you didn't witness it? i witnessed most of it. when the guy was on the floor that is when i thought it was too much for me.“ found guilty, stokes could have faced a suspended prison sentence. instead he was cleared. that allows
a controversial career to resume. this is been a controversial episode for a player who starred as england beat india in the first test. stokes was left out of the squad for the ashes series but today he was reinstated for the third test which sta rts reinstated for the third test which starts on saturday. this could just be the biggest victory of his career but with a disciplinary commission set to decide on any cricketing punishment for stokes in the coming weeks, today is not the end of a saga that has damaged the reputation of both the player and the sport. as the verdict was read out today, ben stokes closed his eyes while his wife, claire, cried forthe ben stokes closed his eyes while his wife, claire, cried for the live has raised a number of important questions. what should happen to stokes and his england team—mate, alex hales question of this is a time when hingis cricket is trying to appeal to a new, younger, family audience and show it is serious
about upholding the values of the game. how have the ecb handled it? do they have a problem with the drinking culture within the england team? finally, even though ben stokes could take the field in four days' time at trent bridge by how long will the shadow cast over him and the england team now last? the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, has refused to apologise for his presence at a laying of a wreath for some of those accused of carrying out a terror attack at the 1972 munich olympics, in which 11 israeli athletes died. his attendance at the event in tunis in 2014 has prompted criticism from the israeli prime minister. mr corbyn said he had been taking part in a ceremony honouring victims of another attack — an israeli air strike on palestinian headquarters in 1985. unemployment in the uk has fallen to its lowest level for more than 110 years. but figures from the office for national statistics also showed a slowdown in wage growth. meanwhile, the number of eu nationals working in the uk fell by a record amount.
our economics correspondent, andy verity, is with me now. with low levels of unemployment, you might expect big pay rises. that is what the theory says, it says if employers have to compete from a smaller pool of people in the labour market, they will have to pay more and if you are a worker you can say to your boss, if you do not pay mori will go and you will find it harder to replace me but that only works under certain circumstances. if you look at unemployment over the last few decades, if you go back to 1975, the last time it was this low, 4x, 1975, the last time it was this low, 4%, there are two peaks in the recessions in the early 80s and 90s, it drops and then financial crash. every month since the crash, unemployment has been hitting a fresh low, and when will wages take of? it keeps on not happening so if you look at the average pay rise in the three months until the end of june, it was 2.7 present, slightly
less tha n june, it was 2.7 present, slightly less than it was this time last year. there are other interesting things happening in the labour market. if you look at the supply of workers from the rest of the eu, there are 2.28 million eu nationals working in the uk, that has dropped, going into reverse, that is a drop of 86,000, the sharpest since records began 21 years ago. in theory, if you have fewer people arriving here to do work, it becomes harderfor arriving here to do work, it becomes harder for workers arriving here to do work, it becomes harderfor workers to arriving here to do work, it becomes harder for workers to bargain their pay but that is yet to happen. thank you. the time is... 6:17pm. our top story this evening. a man from the birmingham area is under arrest for terrorism offences after a car crashes into cyclists and pedestrians outside parliament. the premier league clubs making a profit without the need for fans. we look at the changing face of how we watch the game. coming up in sportsday
on bbc news... mclaren driver fernando alonso announces he will step away from formula 1 for next season and former double world champion may well retire entirely from the sport. the government is considering giving tenants in england more support to hold landlords to account, by speeding up the complaints procedure and publishing league tables. the measures are part of what ministers call "a landmark opportunity for major reform" on social housing. but campaign groups say what's needed is more homes for people on low incomes. our social affairs correspondent, michael buchanan, reports. the grand full fire was meant to change the nation's attitude to housing the poor. for too long in oui’ housing the poor. for too long in our country under governments of both colours, we have not given enough attention to social housing. it isa enough attention to social housing. it is a national crisis and one that we are ready to meet. today, ministers revealed much changes this
tragedy would mean for social housing across england. tenants will get more powers to hold landlords to account, government support to ensure their homes or other decent quality of this housing adviser, the proposals after a year of waiting are pitiful. we expected something impressive, some action that would really benefit people and this is wea k really benefit people and this is weak and disappointing. and we have to carry on trying to pressure the government, obviously, into taking the action on housing that we need. for those living in social housing, the proposals should see their complaints handled quicker, that landlords treat them better. this is an important next step and we want to consult on this further but it sets up the significant principles that are about delivering that step change in social housing. ensuring this is about a new deal. the proposals fail to address the biggest crisis in social housing.
the sheer lack of it. there are more than1 million the sheer lack of it. there are more than 1 million people the sheer lack of it. there are more than1 million people in england waiting for a council house. analysts say we need to build up to 90,000 social houses each year to meet demand. the latest figures show just over 5000 such homes were actually built. this new housing scheme in south london is being built on the site of more than 300 former council homes and it highlights why so few social homes are being built. when this development is completed there will be 511 properties available for social rent so a massive reduction on what used to be here. but housing associations say that if they do not construct associations say that if they do not co nstru ct a associations say that if they do not construct a mix of housing on his estates, then even fewer social houses will be built. and social landlords fear today's proposals, when a welcome first step, will not create more homes. we have waited 40 yea rs create more homes. we have waited 40 years for this conversation and it is right that we should be exploring it. but if the government does not
engage with the really big question about how we build the homes that we desperately need, then it is at risk of failing the next generation. mr say they will spend £9 billion in this parliament building all kinds of houses, private and social. but more social homes are currently being demolished than being built. and so we have a growing housing crisis. michael buchanan, bbc news. the struggling diy retailer homebase is set to close a further 42 stores, putting about 1,500 jobs at risk. the restructuring company hilco bought the chain for £1 in may and says that the current number of outlets is no longer viable. our business correspondent, emma simpson, reports. homebase has already been shutting stores. this one in west london is about to go and 42 more are set to follow. it's a shame, it really is. i mean, because there's nothing. where can we go here in walking distance to get some plants and things like this?
there's nowhere. i'm sort of ambivalent about it in a way but, obviously, there's a loss ofjobs that kind of thing, then it's very tricky for people. there's no doubt retailers are having a tough time but, here's the thing. homebase was a profitable business until it was bought two years ago by one of australia's biggest companies. they thought they could teach the brits a thing or two about diy but they made a real hash of it. we've got carpet and we've even got rugs. in australia, the bunnings diy chain is a big success but, in the uk, its product mix didn't work and the losses quickly mounted. lowest prices are just the beginning. homebase was then sold for £1 in may to the turnaround company, hilco. it said many of the 42 stores were losing money and decisive action was needed. it's going to be really tough homebase to win customers back. the housing market is stagnant and consumers are prioritising essential spend.
they're are also facing rising competition at the value end of the market, players like b&m and home bargains who are doing a great deal more in bargains and homewares. we already lost some of the biggest names on the high street this year — others are slimming down. homebase is just the latest. its plans need approval from its landlords. the chain says, it's long—term future depends on it. emma simpson, bbc news. city regulators are urging people to be on their guard against pension fraud afterfigures be on their guard against pension fraud after figures showed victims lost £23 million in scams last year. the financial conduct authority and the pensions regulator said that people are being tricked out of an average of £91,000 each but it is feared the problem could be far wider with just feared the problem could be far wider withjust a minority feared the problem could be far wider with just a minority of scams ever reported. half of premier league
clubs could have played in empty stadiums and still have made a profit in the first season of the current broadcast deal. that's according to research by the bbc. in the 2016—17 season, which saw record global tv revenue, matchday income contributed less than 20p in every £1 earned by 18 top—flight outfits. natalie pirks takes a look at the changing way clubs are being funded. football but that the fans is no thing, as the famous quote goes. but figures today show supporters are not quite as important as they used to be. pedro went for that! and pedro has gone in front! thanks to an £8.3 billion tv deal that kicked in in 2016, half of premier league clu bs in in 2016, half of premier league clubs that season could still have a profit without a single fan coming to matches. for some clubs, up to 80% of the revenue comes from
television revenue, which means that in terms of reliance on the income the fans of the smaller proportion. this will put pressure on the fact that they do not need to squeeze the fa ns that they do not need to squeeze the fans for all their worth and make sure football is still accessible and as many people as possible can afford to go to a premier league match. that broadcasting deal has since gone down and the premier league maintains that fans are the lifeblood of football. last season it introduced a £30 cap on away tickets. van groups maintain it must stay that way. if clubs are focusing entirely on the tv rights deals and not the fans, they are making a silly mistake. if there wasn't full grounds with large and we support and a good atmosphere, it would not be nearly so attractive to the broadcaster. but the landscape of sport broadcasting is also changing. this is the last season uk football fa ns this is the last season uk football fans will be able to watch premier league football solely on tv, but i was onjoining the mix from next season. amazon will also show the us
open tennis at the end of this month, with 11 sports having shown last week and's us pga golf. today it was confirmed that facebook has snapped up rights to la liga to show spanish football on the subcontinent. major players seem to be dipping their choke but watch this space. increasingly we are going to see —— a permanent fixture from players like amazon prime facebook and perhaps twitter. and google as well. they are here to stay. as technology giants encroach on traditional church, there are exciting times ahead it could become an increasingly expensive time for the fans. natalie pirks, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. we have to look to the west to see where the weather is coming from over the next few days. in the atlantic, changeable weather to come. this band of cloud bog drain earlier today and the next one is
bumping into the back of it and that will push cloud and rain south eastwards a ci’oss will push cloud and rain south eastwards across the uk in the next two days. but a great deal of rain left over right now, late sunshine here and there and we will see more rain and drizzle coming towards northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland and perhaps the far north of england. a lot of cloud because of england. a lot of cloud because of the south—westerly wind and warm airso of the south—westerly wind and warm air so typical temperature is around 13 or 14 degrees. most parts of england and wales will start dry, sunshine at times and be find these bands of cloud coming from the north—west, bringing more rain through the day into scotland and still sunshine at times. not much sunshine from northern ireland and pockets of rain and drizzle for western england and wales but for the midlands and eastern england, dry and the warmest temperatures into the mid—20s. where has the heat gone? it is across the channel, 30 degrees in paris, these weather fronts moving south eastwards, bringing cloud and rain and bringing that north westerly airflow and apple dropped the temperatures
everywhere. early rain in the south west on thursday, it will dawdle across east anglia and we get sunshine following but quite a few showers across the northern half of the uk, especially west of scotland. those numbers are lower across the board, beating cooler and fresher the top temperature of 20 or 21. friday, back to square one, the next weather system arrives, bringing more rain to the north—west and further south and east, it will be dry with increasing amounts of sunshine and with more sunshine in the south—east, temperatures boosting to 24. trigger further north. we have more cloud and rain. a reminder of our top story. a 29—year—old british man is under arrest for terrorism offences after arrest for terrorism offences after a car crashes into cyclists and pedestrians outside parliament. and a section of a motorway bridge colla pses a section of a motorway bridge collapses in genoa in italy, around 30 people are thought dead and many
seriously injured. that's all from the bbc news at six. it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, this is bbc news. at least 35 people have died, after a major motorway bridge collapsed in northern italy. rescuers are searching the rubble and wrecked vehicles for survivors. anti—terror police are questioning a 29—year—old man who was arrested after a car was driven into barriers at the houses of parliament this morning, injuring a number of people. officers are also carrying out searches at three addresses in the midlands as part of their investigation.