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today at five — the search continues for survivors after the collapse of a motorway bridge in the italian city of genoa. at least 39 people are now known to have died, an enquiry has been launched to find out what happened. people were running, screaming in italian. so we just weren't like kids, run! because we didn't know what was happening. we'll be live at the scene with the latest on the search for survivors. the other main stories on bbc news at 5 police are continuing to question 29—year—old salih khater, the man arrested after the suspected terrorist attack in westminster. a bell has tolled 32 times in omagh to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing — 31 peals for each life lost and an extra one to mark to mark similar atrocities.
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the bbc says it will not appeal, after losing the high court privacy case brought by sir cliff richard about its coverage of a police raid on his home. welcome to the bbc news at five. our top stories: rescue teams in italy are continuing to search for survivors under tons of concrete and steel, after a motorway bridge collapsed yesterday in genoa. at least 39 people are known to have died, when dozens of vehicles plunged nearly 150 feet. the cause is not yet clear, but questions had been raised about the bridge‘s safety. tim willcox is in genoa. before, and after.
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genoa's skyline for ever changed. scores of dead and many injured. rescuers worked through the night using infrared cameras, continuing the hopeful search for survivors. the focus has shifted to recovering bodies instead of finding survivors. friends and families... friends and family have left tributes on the families... facebook page of roberto robbiano, who is thought to have died along with his wife, ersilia piccinino, and their son samuel. talk has turned to blame, the bridge was operated by a private company. this afternoon the transport minister vowed to hold them accountable. tragic events like this must not be allowed to happen in a
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civilised and modern country like italy. those responsible must pay until the end. this was a cute baby country's transport minister. suggesting fines could exceed many millions. they say they carried out sophisticated tax on the structure before it happened. today at a press conference, the country's deputy minister matias beanie to refuse to talk about the disaster opting to stick to his planned agenda on mafia crime. but after multiple bridge colla pses crime. but after multiple bridge collapses in the last five years, many italians are questioning the government's response. politicians decide who bears responsibility, some startling tales of survival have emerged. 33—year—old goalkeeper david capello who plays for the genie was rescued from his destroyed car. i remember the rate that started to collapse. i saw the
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bridge collapsing and i went down with it. i don't even know how i landed, because if you saw my car, i didn't pass out, they remained lucid and called the fire brigade. then i called my family. ifelt and called the fire brigade. then i called my family. i felt as though a miracle had happened. and an enquiry has now been launched into this disaster but for now the country mourns those who have been lost. let's hear more from a british family who were driving across the morandi bridge at the moment it started to collapse. nicola and lisa henton—mitchell were in their car with let's hear more from a british family who were driving they've been speaking to our correspondent in genoa, james reynolds... we were driving from balestrino to ra pallo yesterday.
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because of the weather we decided to take the faster route along the motorway and we came out of the tunnel, the rain was torrential and as we drove along we felt the car slide to the right. it felt like very high winds and we were on a tall bridge. and we kept going and then all of a sudden we saw lots of red lights, all the cars in front braking. we could only see a couple of cars ahead of us. and then all of a sudden all of the reverse lights came on. people started shouting, waving their arms to reverse out of the windows. tooting horns and everything like that. and so we tried to reverse and couldn't go anywhere. and the car in front hit the front of our car and people were running, screaming in italian. we didn't know was happening. we just, "kids, run!" and you have a 12—year—old and a 9—year old. yes we do. and we knew we had come through the tunnel so we werejust like "run." and our daughter has a form od cerebral palsy, so we grabbed our daughter's
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hand, started running, but we couldn't pick her up, because car doors were flying open everywhere. torrential rain was coming down. everyone screaming. and our daughter had took her shoes off because she was just going to sleep before. she hasn't got her glasses. we left everything in the car, we were running for our lives. and people were standing in the entrance of the tunnel, lots of people screaming and crying. you had no idea the road ahead had collapsed 7 no. what did you think had happened? i don't know, to be honest with you. i really didn't have a clue. ijust knew it didn't feel right on the bridge. we didn't know if there had been an earthquake or whether it was just because of the weather. because it came down, it just seemed white everywhere. whether it was the cloud that had come down, i don't know. and then someone shouted " collapse, collapse! " in english? it was an italian person just shouting "collapse!" "stay, stay!" the lorry drivers sort of took control at their end,
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got everybody off the bridge into the tunnel. then itjust seemed forever and we waited. some police appeared, we think they were on the bridge, we were close to the airport, wasn't it? and they came, but didn't speak english. everybody was translating for everybody. we had a lovely elderly belgian couple, they gave the children some dry clothes. they managed to grab a bag from their car. but there were people with pets in carriers, pregnant people. how many people were there? there must've been at least 60 stood at the entrance of the tunnel. do you know how far ahead of you the bridge collapsed? we think we were just after the bend, having seen the pictures on the tv since. it is maybe another 100 metres. we could see the green lorry. sort of hanging on the edge. so another 100 metres is a few
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seconds driving time. if we hadn't stopped before we entered the tunnel for a rest with the kids, yeah, that is a nightmare. i don't want to think about it. how did you explain to your kids what happened? we just told them the truth. we are always truthful with them. we said we are safe, we're in the tunnel. doesn't matter what we left in the car. where together as a family and that is what matters. survivors talking to our italy corresponded. i will be talking to an italian mp injust a moment but before doing so, it is also worth telling you a couple of details that have been coming through from a news conference which i think is continuing where the italian prime minister has been
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speaking for quite some time. i think that these conferences just finishing animals the details he has been giving the darned journalists, he said he has been given a 12 month state of emergency in the liguria region. and he will be making 57 million dollars available from central funds as an emergency payment. apparently the regional government has requested this payment. there will be a 1212 month state emergency period. and an emergency payment because of the colla pse emergency payment because of the collapse of the bridge barely 2a hours ago. at least 39 people are known to have died. let's talk now to the case adonis. thank you for
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talking to us. your thoughts on what is your knowledge, your understanding of what on earth might have happened there in genoa? faster for, good afternoon. my first thought goes to the victims and theirfamily. thought goes to the victims and their family. also a thought goes to the victims and theirfamily. also a big thanks goes to the rescuers which are working since yesterday... and to those who are in genoa now trying to solve the situation. and to do whatever they can. because we are in an emergency. as they already say, we need to understand who are the responsible, because from what we know about the company, which is managing most of
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the highways and bridges in italy say that everything was fine and so we could not expect this this big thing could happen. so what we already have done, because we don't wa nt to already have done, because we don't want to have this to happen any more, because italy is a great country and deserves safety. is that we are asking all the board of the company to resign and we are also ready to take all the procedures for the termination of the contract. because this company is one that ta kes because this company is one that takes the highest tolls in europe and what they should do is a high level of maintenance on the infrastructures. so it's a really awful moment. we have to think now
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ha rd to awful moment. we have to think now hard to go on and had to double—check all the infrastructures in italy. there is an awful lot we still don't know, but you mentioned that company, autostrada. it says it has carried out regular checks on anything it is responsible for. it says there are semi—times a year it has to do that and it follows those procedures. so when you are asking the board to resign, isn't that premature? we simply don't know yet, do we? of course, we must look into it more carefully, but apparently the risk was already noticed by many local people and the structure was very old and of course the investment to keep it safe a p pa re ntly investment to keep it safe apparently has not been enough to guarantee the safety and we don't wa nt guarantee the safety and we don't want this thing to happen any more in our country. so if the private
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company cannot do it as well as we mentioned, the disclaimer that we are passing to our public management. it isn't our plan, of course, to spend a lot of our budget to create a of plan of infrastructure in italy. and so we wa nt to infrastructure in italy. and so we want to be sure that our people and not just our want to be sure that our people and notjust our people, everybody can be safe in italy to go everywhere. we wa nt be safe in italy to go everywhere. we want to keep great connections, because italy is the kind of country that deserves a great infrastructure. and when some people have in the past said that that particular bridge needs money spending on it, some people said it needs refurbishment, it's all comic needs refurbishment, it's all comic needs maintenance work. did your party at the time a few years ago say that that amount of money shouldn't be spent on it? apparently
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not and it is very sad that may the parties which are now not at the government even if they used to be fair talking about this that was a quy fair talking about this that was a guy which is not part of the party any more. he shared his thought, so it is not our idea we should not keep this kind of thing said, bigoted as it is not true actually. we wa nt bigoted as it is not true actually. we want a great infrastructure and maybe this is the case to understand that instead of spending our money. on the big new infrastructures, maybe we should just think about very important one, the bridges and on the other highways. maybe it is time now for italy to focus on what we really need, since we have a void that a lot of public money is being spent on infrastructure which are not useful. thank you, michele
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sodano. thank you very much. we will bring you any updates on the tragedy there in genoa. the bbc has said it will not appeal after losing a high court case brought by sir cliff richard over its coverage of a police raid on his home. the bbc director general tony hall said it wasn't in the public‘s interest to mount a challenge in court. in a letter to the attorney general, lord hall said the bbc had "come to the conclusion that an appeal would be an unsatisfactory means of addressing the issues of principle." he says the bbc was advised that "it would be very difficult to persuade the court of appeal to isolate the issues of principle from the judge's findings." the singer — who was never arrested
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or charged — has welcomed the bbc‘s move. earlier, the bbc‘s director of editorial policy and standards, said he was disappointing that an appeal wasn't viable. it is unfortunate that litigation in this country cause such amount of money. and it has been said before it isa money. and it has been said before it is a rich man possible again. but i think it is a rich man possible again. but ithinka it is a rich man possible again. but i think a public service broadcaster has a duty to hold society and the rest of the media when there is a... they should try to resolve that principal and interest of freedom of expression. that is what we have tried to do. the fact we aren't able to continue to do that is u nfortu nate. to continue to do that is unfortunate. but i think u nfortu nately unfortunate. but i think unfortunately it unfortunate. but i think u nfortu nately it ta kes unfortunate. but i think unfortunately it takes a lot of money to do these things. david told the man. well the judge's decision was criticised by many media organisations. the editor of the i newspaper, says it could affect future investigations. this really tips the balance too far
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towards secrecy. yes, it will help innocent people like sutcliffe, but it will also cut countless victims of crime. it will make it much harder to get convictions in some cases. there could be a domino effect when news of investigation brea ks effect when news of investigation breaks and other witnesses, father tee forward. cases have showed that. our legal correspondent clive coleman is here. this is the bbc deciding not to appeal. it goes no further? after the ruling we had last month, the bbc representative said this showed a dramatic shift towards press freedom. the bbc was adamant that there is a critical press freedom
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principle at stake. it drafted ii rounds of appeal where it said the judge had made errors of law. they sought permission to appeal from mr justice. he dismissed all 11 rounds and he dismissed their application. there are any legal option following that was to go direct to the court of appeal. before they did that they have taken the advice of a very experienced counsel on the prospects ofa experienced counsel on the prospects of a successful deal and the advice we have received is not promising. they have been told they will lose, they will not succeed in that appeal. so instead of appealing what they have done is to write to the attorney general, because this developing law of privacy is judge—made law. one judge sitting developing law of privacy is judge—made law. onejudge sitting in a case in developing the law of privacy. they have written to the attorney general asking the attorney general to review the law with a view to parliament in the intervening and legislating to make clear the bbc would hope that they
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continue to have the freedom to name suspects in police investigations, because they regard that as such a critical support of press freedom. and we had from the editor of the eye newspaper that that is one of the key elements of naming any individual being investigated by the police. this is the critical issue. the reason this case was significant as it was the first time that we looked at the privacy rights in a trial. ad hoc high courtjudge looked at the privacy rights of a suspect in a police investigation. in relation to people's six lives, health lives, naomi campbell's case. this was the first case. but there was a reasonable expectation that if you are a suspect you can be expected to have that kept private u nless expected to have that kept private unless there are good policing reasons for that to be named. and the media don't really like that, because we have grown up to being
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able to name people in these circumstances. we worry about two things, defamation and contempt. but riding on the role of the last 20 yea rs riding on the role of the last 20 years since we've had the human rights act and article a which gives us all the right to protection of our private and family lives as the law of privacy and at the heart of this case was really whether the bbc had to look carefully enough and considered carefully enough sutcliffe's right to privacy, balancing it against the bbc‘s right to report what they thought was in the public interest. that is no longer going to be a quarter battle and determined by judge. longer going to be a quarter battle and determined byjudge. the government have kicked this over to the attorney general and asked for the attorney general and asked for the government to intervene. i have to say that one of the factors not mentioned in the bbc statement that i think it must've been in some way at play public opinion. a large percentage of the public did not support the bbc over the way it had presented sutcliffe richard noll the legal battle. it may be that that
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was something that was not mentioned yes. but this solution at least ta kes yes. but this solution at least takes the focus off sir cliff richard. thank you. three properties in the midlands have been searched in connection with the suspected terrorist attack outside the houses of parliament. a man is being questioned, after being earlier arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences — he's understood to be salih khater, a 29—year—old british citizen originally from sudan, who came here in 2010 as a refugee. three people were hurt after a car hit cyclists and pedestrians during the rush hour yesterday morning. jon ironmonger is at scotland yard for us. as you were saying, we have in getting a much fuller picture of the
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driver who was involved in yesterday's suspected terror attack. including the firm belief among many that knew him that it was in fact an accident. his brother was speaking to the bbc and described as a normal person with no links to religious group and no or terrorist ideals. and the cherub birmingham central mosque has said that he was in london simply to collect tvs and had indeed had his these papers with him at the time. as it stands, mr khater is the only person under arrest as pa rt is the only person under arrest as part of the police investigation. khater came to the uk to improve the lives of his family. two days being investigated for a terror and attempted murder murder. he was arrested this morning after the car he was driving slab into pedestrians and cyclists outside the houses of parliament, injuring three people before crashing into the barrier. mr
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khater was granted asylum in 2010 and lived in the midlands where he studied science at a college in birmingham and later accountancy at coventry university. until recently it was believed he stayed in this flat. people who know him banning describe as a good, quiet person. he didn't talk much. i know him from the shisha lounge upstairs. used to sit right opposite me. he never used to say anything. very quiet. such as having parried carried out in a number of properties in birmingham and nottingham following raids yesterday. counterterror police in london continue to question whether mr khater... is london continue to question whether mr khater. .. is this an isolated attack or other people who have tried to inspire him overseas? they
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are working through that to understand it. i secretly from reports and police messages they don't seem to have found anything to say it is beyond... but they have to keep an open mind and were quickly. in westminster this evening there is no trace of yesterday's apparent attack. a ford fiesta was removed from the crash site this morning. all cordons have thankfully the injuries... aren't too serious. the ha rd injuries... aren't too serious. the hard work done by the police plan yesterday that it wasn't as bad as it could have been. police have said there is no continued danger to the public after yesterday's incident but there will be a heightened presence in london over the coming days. as it absorbed the second shock of a suspected attack on parliament. mr khater motivation remains a mystery. they will be
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asking why the private car, ford fiesta, was driven late on monday night in london arriving here in the early hours and then seen in the totte n ha m early hours and then seen in the tottenham court road area before the incident. it may be potentially significant as world that khater was not known to uk intelligence or counterterrorism agencies. if he had been radicalised, he certainly wasn't on their radar. there are lots of big questions facing the police. but mr khater himself still uncooperative as far as we know. thank you. let's get more now on that bridge collapse in genoa. the italian prime minister has been talking to journalists in the last five minutes. let's get the latest from the scene. bring us up to date with what more is being said about what might have happened. the prime
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minister arrived yesterday and there isa minister arrived yesterday and there is a mixture of grief and anger here as to what has happened. 39 people confirmed dead, but a lot of people here think this was the disaster just waiting to happen, because this bridge ever since it was built and completed in 1967 has been ranked with terrible maintenance problems, replacing pylons, trying to build underneath the tower foundations as well. and one engineer was stated earlier said quite frankly this bridge should have been knocked down we spent so much money on this should've been knocked down and started from scratch. the italian government this new populist government this new populist government has come out very quickly blaming the people who have been running the company... they are saying the transport minister has been saying there should be resignations forthwith and also he is calling for hundred and 50 million euro fine. they are also
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blaming the eu for not allowing them to spend more on the infrastructure, because of the austerity measures. there is a lot of anger here mixed with grief. 39 people who have lost their lives and disappeared there are more to come. thank you. 20 years ago today, a bomb exploded on a shopping street, on a saturday afternoon, in the town of omagh. it was the worst single attack in the long conflict in northern ireland — killing 29 people, and two unborn children. people in omagh have been commemorating the anniversary this afternoon. a memorial bell was tolled and a two minute silence was held. our ireland correspondent, emma vardy is in omagh. there were very moving scenes this afternoon at ten past three, people stood in silence. at the same time
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that that bomb was detonated 20 yea rs that that bomb was detonated 20 years ago. and of course back then this was a scene of such devastation there was such a loss of life because a bomb threat had been called in a0 minutes before but at the wrong location. therefore police inadvertently moved people done this and other high street not knowing they were moving people towards the spot where bomb was to go off. the horror of this day will be forever in the memory of those who survived. kevin skelton had been shopping in town with his wife. they each walked into different stores. this brief moment that separated them was fateful. the bomb went off. he found his wife lying in the
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rubble of the shop next door.|j he found his wife lying in the rubble of the shop next door. i took a wrong, i couldn't feel any pulse and knew she was dead. 29 people we re and knew she was dead. 29 people were killed by the car bomb including a woman who was pregnant with twins. it was then detonated in the busiest part of town known by a group known as the real ira. people we re group known as the real ira. people were running, screaming... and children huddling together. paddy mcgowan gave first aid. more than 200 people were injured that day and thousands more traumatised. i do feel 20 years on when you come back to the spot? i saw it has on the back of my neck stand up. i try to avoid the place as much as i can. today a bell was rung for each of
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the lives lost in the town. marking the lives lost in the town. marking the final commemoration of the atrocity. when they put that car in the street they thought they were going to divide us, but they brought us closer together. going to divide us, but they brought us closertogether. omarwas a lwa ys us closertogether. omarwas always a mixed community which came together after the attack and continues to do so today. but people live here in the knowledge known that despite thousands of hours investigation and many arrests, there had never been any criminal convictions for the killing. for many, hopes are now faded for ever seeing justice done in the criminal courts. today the focus was on those who lost their lives. and the survivors who never let this tragedy divide them. the police service of northern ireland had this week underlined its continued commitment to this case saying if any fresh evidence was to
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emerge, a fresh investigation would be open but as years go by, the chances of that happening to diminish, but today was about remembrance and again a powerful show of unity from the people of omagh. in the next half hour we will talk more about the impact of the worst bombing in the history of the troubles. we will catch up with the weather and louise. we have seen 25, 20 6 degrees, into the high 70s but rain forecast tonight, welcome rain for gardens. today most rain in the far north and west are gathering in intensity across england and wales and that is a sign of what will come tonight with heavier rain moving south and east and that will bring
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cloud and temperatures holding up after the warm afternoon for some. there will be rain sitting across the midlands and down to the south—west and it will drift west and south—east tomorrow morning. behind it, sunshine returning, but a fresher feel behind the weather front. showers, some thundery, and look at the difference with temperatures tomorrow. this is bbc news. the headlines. 39 people are now known to have died in the bridge collapse in the italian city of genoa. the italian transport minister wants to revoke the contract with the company responsible for maintaining the motorway bridge. police say a man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crash outside parliament
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is now being investigated for attempted murder. salih khater, who's originally from sudan, came to britain as a refugee in 2010 and was granted citizenship in the past two years. a bell has tolled 32 times in omagh to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing. 31 peals for each life lost and an extra one to mark lives lost in similar atrocities. the bbc says it will not appeal after losing a high court privacy case brought by sir cliff richard after its coverage of a police raid on his home. more to come on those stories. sport now with hugh woozencroft. good afternoon. kevin de bruyne has suffered
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a knee injury in training with manchester city. the midfielder is having tests to find out the full extent of the problem.. but there are reports that he could be out for around two months. it's the same knee to which an injury saw him have an extended lay—off, in early 2016. if he does miss the next eight weeks or so, he could be out for the start of city's champions league campaign and potentially the important match against liverpool on october seventh. city will play huddersfield at the etihad on sunday. celtic‘s failure to qualify for the champions league could cost the club £a0 million with former player kris commons stating there are problems behind the scenes. celtic lost the second leg of their qualifier to the greek champions aek athens 2—1 last night to fail to reach the group phase for the first time under brendan rodgers. he's since expressed his frustration at the club's failure to sign new players. while defender dedrick boyota appears to be seeking a move away. clearly the manager is not happy, i
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do not think the board are happy and it is moving down to the player, frustration, disappointing going out the champions league. they have an to get in the euro —— the europa league but you want to be playing at the highest. and things need sorting out because they have big games coming up. they need to get their mindset correct because that is a massive game and steven gerrard's first time at celtic park as rangers manager, he will be well up for it. one other piece of football news, and wilfried zaha has signed a new contract with crystal palace, which will keep him there until 2023. the ivory coast international became the club's joint record goalscorer in the premier league after scoring in their 2—0 win over fulham last weekend. the england and worcester centre ben te'o says his injury problems left him contemplating his future in rugby. the 31—year—old had just recovered
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from a serious ankle injury when he missed england's tour of south africa because of a thigh problem. he's now targeting a return in the "early part" of the new season. you want to do everything you can to get back. i've come back from some tough injuries and once you're back, it's brilliant, but the time off is tough. and when you're off and you're working hard and people just ask, where are you? why aren't you playing? yeah, sometimes it can be like, i would love to make this go quicker but i can't. sometimes it can go back—to—back to back, the same as a few other boys here, you just can't get away from it. i'm praying and i'm hoping that i can get fit and playing and it doesn't come back. britain's david smith has claimed his third individual boccia world title in liverpool. the rio paralympic champion put on a dominant performance in bc1 to beat china's kai sun 7—2 in the final.
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there was disappointment for defending bca world champion stephen mcguire as he went out in the last 16. coverage of the championships continues on the bbc sport website tomorrow with the team events. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's rail fares could rise by 3.2% in january following a slight increase in inflation, as measured by the retail price index. the transport secretary says he would like a change, to see ticket prices and wages pegged to the lower measure, the consumer price index, which doesn't include housing costs. the unions say they will press ahead with above—inflation pay claims and it is wrong to blame workers for price rises. caroline davies reports. delays, cancellations, queues, chaos. this year has not been good
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for train passengers. just a disaster. i don't really know what to do with it. it's been cancelled because of lack of drivers. the trains can be a nightmare. and ticket prices are due to go up injanuary. today we find out by how much. a0% of train fares are regulated by the government. they cap the amount train fares can go up by next year using a measure of inflation called the retail price index, or rpi. today, that was announced as 3.2%, but the transport secretary has asked rail companies to try to cap it using a different measure of inflation — the consumer prices index, or cpi. it is 2.5%. that means a season ticket between london and brighton costing £3,968 would go up by £127 under rpi, and £99 and cpi. the rail industry operates with a higher level of inflation
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calculation that most of the rest of our society, most of the rest of the public sector — the way pay deals are calculated elsewhere. i'm simply saying the rail industry should behave the same as everyone else. i've started the ball rolling at my end by changing some of the things i've got control over, working with the rail regulator. we now need the industry and the unions to move their practices to a different level, as well. many passengers don't want to see price rises at all. the lower the better, but i think they are already extortionate. every year, year by year, they put it up. it's making life difficult for normal people like us. it should not go up — not again, anyway. the transport secretary doesn'tjust want to use this lower level of inflation to determine train ticket prices. he wants it to be used to negotiate wages for rail workers. the unions who represent the rail workers don't. we've got privateers making hundreds of millions of pounds a year and extracting it totally from the system and they want to blame the workers. the labour party also argue
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that it is the companies' profits, not the workers, that should take the hit. because the service is generated largely by the way in which the companies that run the service. they are making a lot of money out of it. the travellers are losing out and those that run our railways are not getting the pay increases they deserve. but the rail companies say they do invest the majority of money made from railfares into making the railways work better. 98p from every pound in fares goes back into running and improving the railway. what we're talking about today is regulated fare increases, that means they are set by the government. so any move to a different measure of inflation is ultimately a decision for the government. the request by the transport secretary is just that — he's not enforcing it. passengers will have to wait and see how their train tickets might be affected. caroline davies, bbc news. at least a8 people have been killed in afghanistan in a suicide attack
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at an educational centre just west of the capital kabul. many others have been injured. it's the latest in a series of high profile attacks by the militants — the government forces have finally retaken the city of ghazni after six days. turkey is to raise tariffs on a wide range of goods imported from the united states, in the latest move in a developing trade war between the two countries. the increased rates will apply to cars, alcohol and tobacco. the turkish vice—president said it was in response to what he called deliberate attacks on his country's economy by the trump administration. mps say the uk needs to boost its defences, to deal with the increasing threat posed by russia in the arctic. the commons' defence committee says russian president vladimir putin is building up a heavy military presence along the arctic coastline. it argues the government here must show greater ambition and commit more resources to the region.
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30 men and one woman have been charged by west yorkshire police with sexual offences including child rape and trafficking, in connection with crimes alleged to have been committed in the huddersfield area. many of those charged are thought to be of british pakistani heritage. judith moritz is in huddersfield. bring is up—to—date. it is that west yorkshire police have charged 31 people, 30 of the men and one woman, today, with a variety of offences, but, broadly, they are child sexual offences that date back to the period between 2005-12 and date back to the period between 2005—12 and the alleged crimes are said to involve five victims, now
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women, but vain girls aged between 12 and 18. the defendants, most of them are believed to be of british pakistani heritage. they face a range of charges but at least one count of rape. three men are also charged with trafficking. a woman is accused of facilitating the commission of the child sex offence. all of the defendants by one come from huddersfield or towns nearby. one man is from north london. together they will appear in front of magistrates here at the start of september on the fifth and sixth and west yorkshire police have not said anything other than detailing the charges and for legal reasons they have not released all names of those accused because they cannot do that legally but they released some of
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the names and that is where they are legally. we can talk more now about the implication of the omagh bombing. a dissident republican bombing killed 29 people and two unborn children. there was a commemorative service in the town today. it has been decided this year's will be the last of those commemorations. we can talk to a man who was keen and played a large role in the aftermath of the bombing 20 years ago. david bolton managed the community services response to the bombing in 1998 — which included establishing the omagh community trauma and recovery team. thank you for talking to us. you
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we re thank you for talking to us. you were at today's service, the period of remembrance, and how important is that event, all these years later? my that event, all these years later? my thoughts were that it was very important. there were many people who had been directly involved or affected by the bombing through the lost of loved ones or through injury. i also noticed colleagues from the health service and other services who responded on the day and it was an opportunity for enduring solidarity in the community. there were people from cou nty community. there were people from county donegal and there were families affected deeply by the tragedy living in buncranna. there was a sense of a community coming together to mark this important
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staging point, really, in the story of the omagh bombing. can we talk about the way in which something so appalling and horrific really stays with the community? when i looked at the images from the service, you we re the images from the service, you were struck that there are people attending who would not even born when this happened, and yet, from your experience, is it still important the next generation remembers? yes. that is exactly right. i also think that there is an enduring sense of hurt within the wider community of what the bombing did to the town. many of the people who did work to shops, locally, just behind me, and were well—known to a community of people living in the
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greater omagh area. the bombing was felt deeply notjust by those directly bereaved and injured. there was hurt among the wider community and the community turned out today isa and the community turned out today is a wider solidarity to say we are still with you and remember and it is important to us as well. you were active in the aftermath in a practical sense and must've heard and seen things that were hugely upsetting. does that stay with you today? colleagues and i were at the hospital soon after the bombing and we we re hospital soon after the bombing and we were helping people directly, so we were helping people directly, so we we re we were helping people directly, so we were working with casualties. we moved the missing persons bureau, which became the location for trying to find those who were dead and identify them, to the local leisure centre at the suggestion of the
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district council. throughout saturday night and into sunday afternoon, we were sitting with families who were going to hear bad news. as they went through the dreadful process of having to go to the mortuary and identify loved ones. just this afternoon i met a woman i accompanied to the mortuary on sunday evening. it was lovely to meet her again, to find her resilience and strength and fond memory of her son and the sense of the journey bringing memory of her son and the sense of thejourney bringing her memory of her son and the sense of the journey bringing her thus far and with her other children. we will never forget what happened, but there is a sense of progress and a journey travels. together. as an outsider, ifind that journey travels. together. as an outsider, i find that anecdote extraordinary. an outsiderfind it remarkable that people can find such
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strength. is there a sense in which people have to to, in a way? you have to keep living? weed who have not lost a loved one in this way cannot imagine, but is that the sense that the community has to stick together to get through something like that? yes, well, i think that when we lose someone, as you said, it affects us profoundly and we can really never know what it is like until it happens to us especially when we lose someone so dramatically as in omagh. there are other calls on our lives with other children and parents and people we have to care for and look after and thatis have to care for and look after and that is often the reason that gets us up in the morning, even when we feel like lying in bed or turning away from the world. for people, that continuing commitment to others has been a life—saver and helps
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people to get through dark days. i think also being able... today is an important day of remembrance in the wider community but for those directly affected every day is a day of remembrance. you never depart from this. somehow the passage of time, strength comes, a sense of perspective comes and the treasured memories go with you. this has been remembered every year for 20 years but there has been a decision today's commemorations will be the final one. is your sense that is the right decision, it is appropriate? yes, it has come from within the community and within some of the families directly affected by the bombing that is appropriate. it has involved a lot of discussion and consideration. as i said, it does
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not stop us remembering as individuals and families. neighbourhoods. communities of friends who remember those who were killed. some who were injured very seriously continue to suffer as a consequence. and the mental health perspective and traumatise asian lives with many until this day. david bolt, it is very good of you to give your time this afternoon. thank you very much indeed. top executive pay has leapt by 11% in the last year — taking the average salary to nearly four million pounds. a study by the high pay centre and the chartered institute for personnel and development says the bosses of the top companies quoted on the london stock exchange were paid on average 1a5 times more than their employees. jonty bloom has the details. for the average bricklayer, a £a million pay packet
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would feel like a lottery win. for the boss of one of the uk's largest house—builders, it is small change. the chief executive of persimmon took home a massive £a7 million in pay and bonuses last year. he was one of britain's highest—paid bosses. the latest figures show he is in good company with an 11% pay rise the average for top executives last year, taking home almost £a million each on average, compared with a pay rise ofjust 2.7% for the average british worker. in the late 19905, the ftse 100 ceo would be paid something like 60, 70 times the average uk worker and it is now more like 160 times. it is difficult to find evidence to support that. last month shareholders at royal mail voted against a huge pay rise for their new boss
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but the vote was not binding and the company ignored it but some companies try to buck the trend. we cap remuneration at 20 times the pay of the lowest paid. why do we do it? because business is notjust for the shareholders and directors but for society at large. it has meant that people are queueing up tojoin us. some believe top earners are worth every penny. because they are paying so much, they are able to pick and choose different people, which means companies are better managed. one cause of low productivity is poor management and companies that are better managed tend to make better productive deep gain. not all top pay packets are bubbling over. even in topjobs, women earn half of what men do. jonty bloom, bbc news. the former labour prime minister, gordon brown, the former labour prime minister, gordon brown, has said that
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jeremy corbyn "has to change" in order to address concerns that the party has a problem with anti—semitism. speaking at the edinburgh international book festival, mr brown said the issue was a ‘running sore' which had to be dealt with . he's called on labour to fully adopt the definition of anti—semitism as written by the international holocaust remembrance alliance. eight people have been injured after a horse jumped over a fence into a crowd during a farming show in pembrokeshire. an airambulance was called after the horse — which was taking part in a competition — threw off its rider and — in the words of an eye witness — "went on a rampage". five people were taken to hospital including a twelve—year—old boy and an eighty—three—year—old — man. a year ago, the scottish government introduced the baby box scheme. they're given to parents of every newborn and contain items including clothing, books and a play mat, as well as doubling up as a sleeping space. more than 50,000 boxes have been delivered in that time, at a cost of eight million pounds — but critics say the government support should target the people most in need,
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rather than every family. catriona renton's report contains some flash photography. it's time for a rest for five—week—old baby grace. but this is not her bed. it's her baby box. for the past year, the scottish government has been offering them to all babies born here, packed with essentials like clothes and nappies. and for grace, a useful refuge from her older siblings. when it arrived i was surprised by how much stuff was in there. really useful and practical things, as well as some nice clothes and just, you know, everything that you forget you need, but you really need at the beginning of having a baby. this morning, at an event at the scottish museum of childhood in edinburgh, a box and its contents were preserved for future generations to see. at a cost of £160 each to produce, more than 52,000 have rolled off the production line in the last year. so far, the scottish government has spent almost £9 million on them. audrey runs this baby and family
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support service in glasgow. it works like a food bank. originally it was set up to help people with all things new babies need. in here, we have some prams, car seats. the baby box is a nice idea, but we don't live in a world where nice is needed. personally, i would have preferred to have seen the money that's being invested in baby boxes being invested in somehow helping these parents to achieve, you know, these big necessities that are too expensive for most of them. it's notjust what's in the box. while there has been some controversy, the royal college of midwives say the benefits of giving a baby its own sleep space is likely to reduce the risks associated with unsafe co—sleeping. they want the scheme introduced throughout the uk. catriona renton, bbc news. the six o'clock news is on the way.
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but first the weather. here's louise lear there has been cloud around but a mixed story with temperatures into the mid—to high 20s in eastern areas but we have seen cloud and rain and it was disappointing this afternoon in windermere. not the best day to ta ke in windermere. not the best day to take in spectacular views in the la ke take in spectacular views in the lake district and the rain and cloud has been sitting chiefly further north and west and that will drift south and east through the night. we start to see clear skies invaded by cloud that will bring rain. it will prevent temperatures falling very farand prevent temperatures falling very far and tonight through the night it will be mild. particularly across england and wales where we see the rain pushing through wales and into the midlands. it will be fresher
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further north and west and that will be the theme tomorrow. some changing weather stories as we go through the day and if we look at the rain in more detail, by the middle of the morning it will be in the midlands, down into the south—east, some of the heavy before it eases. behind it, some sunshine, a scattering of showers and some of the showers could be heavy or thundery. it will be breezy. the uniform factor with the weather tomorrow is it will feel fresher for all. the front will move away. we keep the breeze. another front is starting to show its hand in from the atlantic. we are keeping the westerly flow. things are more u nsettled the westerly flow. things are more unsettled over the next few days but on friday the best of the sunshine perhaps into the south—east. breezy,
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up perhaps into the south—east. breezy, up to a0 mph on exposed coasts in the north—west, which is where the rain will be, scotland, northern ireland, north—west england and wales. it looks like we keep the westerly component. all the time allowing weather fronts to push in off the atlantic. as we approach the weekend, another is set to arrive which could bring heavy rain and perhaps uncertainty of whether it will sit. it looks like we will see rain at times. it looks breezy, certainly the first half of the weekend. amid mounting questions over how such a tragedy could happen.
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the rescue work has been continuing around the clock, but hope is fading of finding survivors. as italy contemplates the extent of the disaster, one british couple tell of their lucky escape. people were running, screaming in italian, "run, run!" "out, cars out!" "cars," so we just literally, "kids, run, run," because we didn't know what was happening. we'll bring you the latest from our correspondent live at the scene in genoa. also tonight: the man arrested on suspicion of terror offences after a car crashed outside parliament is named as salih khater. the bbc won't appeal against a court ruling that it breached sir cliff richard's privacy by covering a police raid on his home. rail commuters are facing an increase of more than 3%


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