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summer outs company what do we know? summer outside the company wonga try to access highly personal data —— someone outside the company for top is was names and addresses and saltcoats and the last four digital credit card numbers. —— sought votes. glacier has apologised this and it has urged customers to be vigilant, to watch for unusual activity on their bank accounts —— wonga has apologised. the numbers are wonga has apologised. the numbers a re pretty wonga has apologised. the numbers are pretty huge, 270,000 people in total, most of which are in britain and that is more than the 160,000 people that were affected by the talk talk breach a couple of years ago, but when the dust settled, the number ended up being considerably smaller. thanks forjoining us. the leader of the uk's biggest trade union, unite, has demanded that the labour party investigates what he claims are attempts by some labour mps to undermine his re—election campaign. labour mps to undermine len mccluskey‘s being challenged for the leadership of the union by gerard coyne — the result of the contest will be announced at
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the end of the month, and as our industry correspondent john moylan explains, it could impact labour's future. john moylan explains, he's the former liverpool dock worker who rose to be the most powerful trade union leader in britain. but he's up against this man, gerald coyne, politically to len mccluskey‘s right, who believes the uk's biggest union needs to change. who believes the uk's biggest make sure that you do vote, because it is really important. campaigning in nottingham, gerald coyne says the union needs to focus on the challenge of brexit, insecure work and the increase of automation, and he is scathing about what he calls len mccluskey‘s meddling in the labour party. about what he calls len mccluskey‘s i am standing because i believe the union has spent too much time messing in westminster politics, and actually what we need to do is make sure we are focused on making our members's priorities absolutely top of the agenda. on making our members's priorities this contest matters, because whoever ends up occupying the general secretary's office on the seventh floor of the unite headquarters here in london will have an influence,
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which stretches from workplaces, right through to westminster. unite is the uk's biggest trade union, and, of course, it is the biggest donor to the labour party. what's more, len mccluskey has been one of the most powerful supporters ofjeremy corbyn, and put £225,000 into mr corbyn's leadership campaigns. and put £225,000 into mr corbyn's he says he is standing by his record, and he rejects accusations of political meddling. by his record, and he rejects of course we are involved. by his record, and he rejects we are always driven by unite's policy, determined by our members. it is myjob to make certain their views, their policies, are heard in the corridors of power. certain their views, their policies, if i have to kick doors down, i will do that, but the idea that i spend too much time meddling in westminster politics is ridiculous. in westminster politics there is a third challenger, seen as politically to the left of len mccluskey. seen as politically ian allinson says he is
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the grassroots candidate. i think i am the one candidate in this election that has not worked at the top of the union for decades, and i know the expressions of frustration of members at first hand, and it needs shaking up and putting right. hand, and it needs shaking up the political stakes are high. hand, and it needs shaking up seasoned westminster watchers believe the race could define the leadership of the labour party. believe the race could define it feels like a proxy battle. believe the race could define there is no question that corbyn will be watching this vote, and will hope it goes the way of len mccluskey, because if gerald coyne wins, he knows he will have another enemy. whoever wins will lead unite through to the next election. voting in this increasingly bitter battle closes in just over a week. some sport now and lewis hamilton has won the chinese grand prix. it was a stop—start race in shanghai as wet conditions played their part. race in shanghai as wet but hamilton's mercedes led from the start to take the chequered flag. from the start to take ferrari's sebastian vettel was second, with max verstappen third, despite starting
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in 16th place. the prince of wales, president hollande and the canadian prime ministerjustin trudeau all gathered in northern france today to mark one of the bloodiest battles of the first world war. more than 3,500 canadian troops died in four days of fighting at the battle of vimy ridge. duncan kennedy is at the site now. battle of vimy ridge. vimy battle of vimy ridge. ridge is a place of loss and remembrance. vimy ridge is a place of loss and remembrance. the canadians fought, died, and eventually took the hill behind me. and in nearby arras, where thousands of scottish troops we re where thousands of scottish troops were also roman but, major acts of commemoration of the first world war —— were also remembered. it was the battle that defined a nation, in a conflict whose horrors defied belief. a nation, in a conflict whose today's commemoration at vimy ridge was a chance for canada to remember
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those who fell here and those who rose to the challenge of victory. who rose to the the burden they bore and the country they made, because this, too, is why we're here. they made, because this, why we remember. they made, because this, more than 3500 canadians died in the four days it took to secure the ridge. in the four days it took an event later described as the moment canada came of age. today, beneath a world war i fly past, prince william and prince harry laids boots and poppies, as symbols of loss and remembrance. and poppies, as symbols this was a battlefield of corpses, the canadians
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at vimy embodied the true north, strong and free. in nearby arras, scottish losses were also remembered today. that were also remembered today. he lay down his life friends. that he lay down his life for his friends. the daily rate of casualties was greater than the somme, amongst those to die was 26—year—old sergeant david would from edinburgh. we would not be here without them, we would not be free to do what we want, when we want, they fought and died for us and we have got to remember them. there are no more combat veterans alive from the first world war. vimy ridge and arras are amongst the final great a cts arras are amongst the final great acts of commemoration, to honour their sacrifice mourn their loss, and remember their lives. duncan
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kennedy, bbc news at vimy ridge. we are back with the late news at 10. now on bbc1 it's time for the news where you are. goodbye. for the news where you are. let's return to the news of two bomb attacks on coptic christians in egypt that killed almost a0 people. earlier, my colleague spoke to a representative of the coptic christian church in the uk about the attack. it is a heretic thing to happen, especially as people were celebrating palm sunday around the world. i have spoken to our bishop in tanta, as well as our representatives in cairo, and we have confirmed that a lot of the people who died were families
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celebrating in churches, and our hearts go out to the security services in alexandria who tried to stop the suicide bomber, most of whom lost their lives as well. this attack in tanta was time for maximum impact, wasn't it? they both were. they were targeting full churches on a day that is very well attended. 0f course, it is really difficult to understand the psyche of someone who tries to cause such indiscriminate carnage, especially at a time of vulnerability, when people are standing and praying. this, sadly, is of course not the first time that coptic christians have been targeted in egypt. it does seem to be getting worse, the threat rising to a whole new level. we have had quite a
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series of things in the past months. it has been almost daily. at worst, the bombing of the church by the cathedral, and now these bombings, but also individual attacks on christians, couples, people in their homes, people in shops, and there is a greater intolerance there that is, of course, fuelled by the caliphate and other people who are not accepting of the christian presence in the middle east. the christians in egypt are the biggest christian presence in the middle east, still representing about 15% of the population, but about 80% of the christian population of the middle east at the moment. what needs to happen in egypt and further afield? in egypt, there needs to be more of what is happening at the moment — more accountability and a robust system of law and order that hold people to account and gets
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conviction. when that doesn't happen, we see impunity and an escalation of the violence and terror, as we have now. with the world community, as i have said recently, we have a short attention span, and when things happen in so many places around the world, it is easy to take our eyes off certain places. of course, we suffered in london a few weeks ago, in stockholm this week, across the middle east daily, but we have to pay attention that some communities remain vulnerable. they are still resilient, strong and in place, but they are still vulnerable, and they need our constant attention. what might you talk about vulnerability — the immediate impact of a blast like this is obviously death and destruction, but just this is obviously death and destruction, butjust tell us a bit about how the coptic christian community is being affected in the longer term in egypt.|j
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community is being affected in the longer term in egypt. i am extremely proud to be part of this community that has been on the receiving end of these attack for years now and yet has never retaliated violently. and i think that is one thing that we and i think that is one thing that we need to be conscious of — they are very resilient, but they are also indigenous people who see themselves as that. there is no desire for christians to leap egypt. asi desire for christians to leap egypt. as i said, there are millions. but the effect is, they still get on with their lives, but they go one knowing that they are vulnerable. i have heard of families who have gathered together in their front rooms and prayed before they went to church because they could not be sure they would all be returning. another stunning day across most of england and wales, and temperatures have reached the mid—20s in the south—east and london. a little fresher for the rest of us. even fresher for scotland and northern ireland.
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this cold front will introduce cooler conditions to all parts of the country over the next 2a hours. enjoy the sunshine in england and wales while at lasts. sunny spells and a lot cooler tomorrow. this evening, a lot of fine weather in southern and eastern areas. in scotland, the temperatures are very fresh indeed, only eight celsius in glasgow, the cold front moving through the lake district at this stage, thicker cloud, as has been the case today, across western wales, the far south—west of england, and that bubble of warm sitting across east anglia and the south—east at seven o'clock this evening. coastal areas, much cooler — only around 13 celsius. tonight, the cold front moves across the country. fresher conditions to the north of that. in the morning, city centre temperatures will be around five or six celsius in scotland and
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northern ireland, northern england too. eight celsius or nine celsius further south. it will feel that bit fresher tomorrow. temperatures will get up to 15 celsius in london. so we're talking about a drop of 10 degrees compared to today. for most of us, 11—13 c. there will be showers in scotland, northern ireland and northern england. tuesday will be a decent day across the southern half of the uk. 16 celsius feels very pleasant. for most of us, 11 or 12. these isobars mean that the colder air is coming from the north, so another fresh day. tuesday, wednesday and thursday, temperatures of 12—1a c, on and off showers, and plenty of sunny spells.
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goodbye. this is bbc news. the headlines at 7pm. a british man, chris bevington, is named as one of the four people who died in the stockholm lorry attack. a huge crowds attended a commemoration for the victims near the attack site in the swedish capital. the so—called islamic state group says it was behind two separate bomb attacks targeting coptic churches in egypt. greater manchester police say they have dealt with 31 calls relating to the drug spice yesterday. the payday loan firm wonga says hundreds of thousands of its customers have had their accounts hacked. also in the next hour... the grand national winner, one for arthur, returns to his stables in kinross. the eight—year—old was welcomed back by fans after winning — the first scottish success in the race since 1979.
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