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the headlines at 7:00: the right to be forgotten — under a new law social media firms will be required to delete information about their users, when asked to do so. north korea says the united states must ‘pay a price‘ for drafting fresh un sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme. there's new evidence on how the nhs is cutting back on ivf treatment in parts of england. doctors in brazil say a tourist from south london, who was shot after her family mistakenly drove into a slum area, is lucky to be alive. in the next hour, the nhs are cutting ivf treatment to save money. disruption expected from major upgrade works at london waterloo — the uk's busiest railway station — has not materialised with trains quieter than expected.
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good evening and welcome to bbc news. new laws are to be introduced, giving people greater control over what happens to their online personal data. the government says the legislation offers "the right to be forgotten," with proposals in the data protection bill making it easier to withdraw consent for information to be used. companies will also have to obtain "explicit" consent, rather than using pre—selected tick boxes, to gather details online. here's our political correspondent, leila nathoo. your data, giving companies all
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sorts of intimate details about how you live your life. now a new law is supposed to give us all more control. it allows you to keep up with the change in technology. companies will have more accountability and consumers are going to have more control. the new law includes the right to be forgotten, making it easier to find out what the tech companies hold on you and get it raised. there will be an end to tick boxes on websites which often see consumers handing over data by default and the data watchdog will be able to fine companies up to £17 million. the new law is almost entirely based on a major new european data protection regulation that comes in next may. it was designed to tackle the power of the giant firms in store our information. we are now leaving a data trail wherever we go. turn on
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your mobile phone and you could we are building your dating preferences. get on public transport with a travel card and it will be a log of every journey with a travel card and it will be a log of everyjourney you make. pay with a card online and even more information and how you live or end up information and how you live or end up in the hands of big companies. its social networks which now hold much of our sensitive data. in future it should be easier to wipe away things we would rather forget though exactly how much power the new law gives individuals is not clear. i think it is a start. it certainly puts a line in the sand to see that individuals personal data, a sense of control, it is essential for trust and is essential for the protection of the very fundamental right which is probably. whether or not it will achieve that objective is another thing. our data is in the hands of all sorts of companies are
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big and small. all of them have now got to get to grips with very complex new rules or face the threat of big fines. joining me now is neil thacker, deputy chief information security officer for forcepoint. just talk us through the technology involved in this, how easy is it for companies simply to delete personal data if that is what people want? companies simply to delete personal data if that is what people wannm is not an easy task at all. many organisations really don't have a full grasp of where their personal data is that they collect from uk residents so many organisations now need to understand where their data is and then putting in appropriate security around that. examples of this would be somebody may be applying for a job and doesn't want embarrassing photos of when they we re embarrassing photos of when they were a teenager, something that? that would be pretty hard to get rid
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of that, the delete that stuff? that would be pretty hard to get rid of that, the delete that stuffim would but the new data protection bill will bring in specific requirements for organisations such as social media platforms to offer any uk resident and also across the eu, the new edition will bring in requirements for those organisations to listen to residents and ensure that the data is removed if they sleep a right to raise request. do you welcome that? i think all systems do, it is something that we do have an existing uk data protection act which has been in place for 20 years. that was before the internet became what it is today so the internet became what it is today so most organisations are now realising that they do have that personal information and again, from a citizens requirement, we should have that responsibility and that requirement to remove that data. have that responsibility and that
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requirement to remove that datam your experience, do many people try to do this, the delete information about themselves that might be on social media platforms?” about themselves that might be on social media platforms? i think so. the big focus is to start looking after children as well so if a child has made a mistake and uploaded information and at a later stage, requires that information to be removed, the law is there to protect the individual, is there to enforce and ensure organisations protect their information. it is a balancing game. the data subjects, the citizen has that obligation to remove that data. the organisation also needs to do that. there are big sanctions coming in and organisations are not prepared for this. fines of up to £17 million orformer % of prepared for this. fines of up to £17 million or former % of their turnover so organisations have to be prepared for this. thank you very much indeed. we will find out how
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this story and other stories are covered in tomorrow's pages at 10:40 this evening. joining me tonight, political editor of the sunday express. north korea says it will make america "pay the price" for drafting tough new un sanctions over its missile and nuclear weapons programme. the un's unanimous vote on sanctions follows repeated missile tests by pyongyang, which have escalated tensions across east asia. yogita limaye's report from the south korean capital seoul, a relic of the cold war on the last cold war frontier. just after dawn, iam riding cold war frontier. just after dawn, i am riding the chase car as a us
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spy i am riding the chase car as a us spy plane heads out on a classified mission. the pilot will climb to 70,000 feet and there go deep into north korea. our mission is to provide the capability for our leadership to see what's going on before any body else. we are up there every single day to deter the north koreans from deciding one day they can get away with something. from across the border tonight, fresh threats. north korean state tv warning the us it will pay 1,000 times or its crime of imposing new economic functions. meeting in manila with china's foreign minister, the us secretary of state again called on him to return to the negotiating table. the best signal north korea could give us that they are prepared to talk would be to
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start these —— stop these file lodges. here, they can continue to hope for the best. while preparing for the worst. everybody we have spoken to here agrees that another conflict on the korean peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody, that hundreds of thousands of people would die, but they also say the best way of stopping it happening is to be ready and that is why these guys practice and that is why these guys practice and practice and practice, so that kimjong—un and practice and practice, so that kim jong—un knows if and practice and practice, so that kimjong—un knows if he and practice and practice, so that kim jong—un knows if he tries to attack the south, there will be an overwhelming and immediate response. i hope that north korea cutlets correctly and realises that so obviously everyone on this side, and i believe in north korea does as well, no one wants war. everyone once deterrence to work. should that fail, we have to be ready to go. as these planes rolled down the runway,
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they are just 48 miles from the north korean border. the same distance as london to brighton. in south korea, the enemy is neverfar away. let's speak to our north american correspondent anthony zurcher. the north koreans once again ramping up the north koreans once again ramping up the pressure and attention, saying that the us will pay a price. we know they like to use a lot of rhetoric but it is quite a strong warning? it is and it is a response to the rather unprecedented nature of these functions imposed by the united nations. unanimous vote in un security council 15 — zero to the us was able to get china and russia on board any functions and you can see donald trump taking some credit for this. he was heralding the fact that the sanctions had been passed. he had a conversation with the
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president saying these were unprecedented functions and he put pressure on china saying they were not doing enough and here now he can point to this as perhaps a payoff for his diplomatic efforts, that there is a firm hand coming from multiple parties to try and put pressure on north korea. key to this is always china. you think the us has good enough relations with beijing that it can persuade china's rulers to put real pressure on north korea? i think that is going to be the real test. donald trump began his presidency praising china, saying they were working with the us to try and put pressure on north korea. he turned a little bit and was more critical of china and is 110w was more critical of china and is now putting back the praising them again. this is perhaps donald trump clu msy again. this is perhaps donald trump clumsy and action that we're seeing here. you have to remember while he is talking about north korea and china on one hand, he also
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criticising chinese trade practice and just last week there was work that the us could try to take trade action against china on intellectual property. there are a lot of issues with chinese relations. it seems progress has been made with this resolution but as with so many other things in the trump administration, time will tell whether this is a consistent policy and whether they stick with this. we know the white house and the state department don't a lwa ys house and the state department don't always see eye to eye. if their unity on how to deal with north korea? i think we heard from rex tillotson in the philippians today. 0n the one hand, trying to take a ha rd 0n the one hand, trying to take a hard line on north korea but saying the us was willing to get back to the us was willing to get back to the negotiating table if conditions are met. the us tends to try to speak with one voice. there have been tension within this administration between the state department and the white house. on this particular
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issue at least the time being it seems like they are all on the same page. there has been some question about how much power rex tillotson has in his administration but the moment he seems to be taking the lead on this in the negotiations in the philippines and still we will have to see how it shakes out at the moment it seems to be fairly cohesive. the head of the family courts in england and wales has approved a plan for the future care of a suicidal teenage girl, known as x. she'll be moved to a special unit on thursday after doctors managed to find her a place. but sirjames munby, whose intervention sparked the move, said the provision of care ‘should not be dependent‘ onjudicial involvement, and the final outcome was ‘not a matter for congratulation‘. the headlines on bbc news:
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north korea has said the new sanctions will not stop the developing its uk arsenal. some areas of england are cutting back on ivf fertility treatment to save money according to a charity. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has refused to condemn the socialist president of venezuela, whose been accused ofjailing opposition leaders, rigging a recent election and presiding over months of protests, in which more than a hundred people have been killed, many at the hands of the security forces. mr corbyn has just returned from holiday and was immediately asked whether he regretted previously expressing support for president maduro. previously expressing support 0ur political correspondent vicki young reports. back from holiday and back on the
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campaign trail. jeremy corbyn says he and his party were written off but proved people wrong. he hopes this tour of britain will build on the progress made at the election and he will focus once again on public services. it is no good congratulating firefighters, paramedics, police officers are running into a burning building and then deny them the proper reward and decent wages and job security in the future. enough of this hypocrisy, pay them properly and fund the services properly. mr corbyn insists he is the only leader offering a message of hope to voters. the next general election isn‘t due for almost five years but westminster has been a volatile place recently injeremy corbyn says he wants to be ready by the unexpected. labour has identified dozens of seeds where they believe they can beat the conservatives next time round and
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officials sayjeremy corbyn is now in ireland campaign mode. but it is events thousands of miles away in venezuela that some want the labour leader to talk about. the disputed vote gave the party more powers. violent protests have left over 100 dead. witty now condemn the president after voicing support for him in the past? what i condemn is the violence that has been done by any side by all sides in this. islands will not solve the issue, theissues islands will not solve the issue, the issues of venezuela are partly structural because not enough is being done to diversify the economy away and that has to be a priority for the future. but critics say jeremy corbyn needs to go much further than that. i would hope he would first of all condemn com pletely would first of all condemn completely the dictatorial tendencies of the regime and the then accept what was seen ten or 15 yea rs then accept what was seen ten or 15 years ago as a role model has
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actually failed. labour leader is back where he feels comfortable, addressing enthusiastic supporters. in the next few weeks, his aim is to win over those wooded conservative two months ago. 0ur political correspondent emma vardy is in westminster now. well what he had to say satisfy his critics? there are many who say no, he did not go far enough and many would have liked to hear much stronger words from him about particularly the leadership of venezuela. in the past, jeremy corbyn has praised the president of venezuela and his predecessorfor what he sees as improvements that have been made for education, health care, for the working classes in as well stop essentially, jeremy corbyn‘s previously is that this is an example of socialism working but things look so different now with the lives that have been lost, the
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clashes over there and also the widespread starvation that is happening in the country. but has been busy ramping up of pressure on jeremy corbyn him to respond personally on this matter. today he has, he has condemned the violence on all sides. he expressed sadness for the lives that have been lost but he was particularly pressed on his stance on president of venezuela and when given the opportunity to condemn the president, he did not ta ke condemn the president, he did not take this opportunity and that is exactly what his political opponents are nice evening on. a campaign group says a rising number of groups commissioning nhs care in england are cutting back on ivf provision. fertility network uk is calling for three full cycles to be provided to women aged under 40, as recommended in official guidelines. 0ur health correspondent jane dreaper explained that
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let‘s talk to our health correspondent hugh pym about this. a postcode lottery is the allegation, what is the geographical breakdown with this. this trend has been about for a while but it has accelerated, the restriction of ivf availability in england. 0f accelerated, the restriction of ivf availability in england. of the 209 clinical commissioning groups, they are the nhs groups in each area who pay for your health care, 129 of them will only offer one cycle of ivf and five don‘t provide anything at all. the clinical regulator recommends three full cycle of ivf for women up to the age of 40. those areas i have mentioned just are not meeting that standard. there are some areas which have restricted it to 30 to 35, not after 40. these numbers have increased over the last six months as campaigners have made
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clear. doctors and charities are saying that patients are simply being let down, it is devastating and they have been left vulnerable. the nhs in some cases will not pay for their care in different bits of england and they had to pay for it themselves. the nhs in scotland will pay for three full cycles of ivf. wales, two rounds, and northern ireland, one round. all of this is the result of the nhs‘s financial problems. they just the result of the nhs‘s financial problems. theyjust cannot afford it? that is exactly what the commissioners are saying. they say the nhs does not have unlimited resources , the nhs does not have unlimited resources, difficult decisions are being made every single day and they are having to balance the needs of the individual against those of the entire local population. this is happening progressively, they are restricting ivf in these different areas and in some cases, not offering it at all. the response from doctors is, if the nhs is a
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national health service, it should be offering the same thing to everybody right across england and it isn‘t in this case. these areas are not meeting the standards set by the nhs‘s owner illegal regular tours so something is very wrong here at the nhs is very fragmented now and nhs england‘s point is, is not up to us but these clinical commissioning groups. but different in scotland where nationally, women up in scotland where nationally, women up to the age of 40 are offered three full cycles of ivf. doctors at a hospital in brazil say a british tourist, who was shot after her family mistakenly drove into a slum area or favela, is lucky to have survived. eloise dixon from south east london was travelling with her partner and their three children, in angra dos reis, a popular coastal area, around ninety miles from rio de janeiro. officials say the family were attacked, after taking a wrong turning in their car. a simple mistake led to this family being under fire.
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this is their vehicle. the lady had been sitting in the passenger side, the bullet holes curie visible. the gunmen opened fire when the family failed to stop in a slum area controlled by drug traffickers. as her partner kept driving, so she reached hospital quickly. she needed emergency treatment. two bullets had hit her in the abdomen which could easily have been fatal but she survived. translation: the bullet passed by the abdomen and did not hit the important organs, she was very lucky. translation: the bullet passed by the abdomen and did not hit the important organs, she was very lucky. it all happened in the popular coastal resort. 90 miles from rio dejaneiro. local officials admit
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the slum areas can be very dangerous. translation: we have a community that we cannot enter, the press cannot enter. the public service cannot enter, that is inadmissible. we have to take urgent measures. but for the family, it is too late. a holiday which nearly ended in total disaster, all because they turned off a road in search of some bottles of water. disruption expected from major works at britain‘s busiest train station has so far not materialised with many trains quieter than expected on the first working day since the upgrade began at waterloo. more than half of platforms are closed for extension work to accommodate longer trains. they‘ll stay shut till the end of august. adina campbell is at waterloo for us. the disruption not quite as bad as
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eve ryo ne the disruption not quite as bad as everyone say it might be? that's right. it is busy here at waterloo station tonight but network rail have told us it is now busier than normal, than any other weekday commute back on. this morning though it was quieter than expected, which shocked some staff here and passengers. as you say, this is a major multi—million pound project which is affecting half the station here across ten different platforms. work started on saturday but today has been the real test for commuters who did these some disruption to their journeys. who did these some disruption to theirjourneys. i gather staff there have been handing out free bottles of water, even ice cream is? that's right. network rail say they have 500,000 right. network rail say they have 500 , 000 bottles right. network rail say they have 500,000 bottles of water lined up to
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hand out to people of the next few weeks until the work is completed here on the 28th of august. they also have a 120,000 ice cream is so that should, they hope, help to ease the pain was some commuters getting home tonight. as i say, the work is expected to continue but three weeks. they are extending the platforms to make way for longer trains and that will lead to more space and extra sleeper passengers from december next year. once the work is completed, there will be a 30% extra capacity but passengers on board those trains from december 20 18. if you‘re squeamish, you might want to look away now. an australian teenager is recovering in hospital after being bitten by "mite—sized sea critters". 16—year—old sam kanizay, found his feet and ankles covered in blood after soaking his legs in melbourne‘s brighton beach on saturday evening.
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the teenager had stood still waist—deep in dark cold water for about half an hour but says he didn‘t feel a thing. no hospital was able to identify what might have done this, so his father went back to the beach to catch some. these are believed to be the perpetrators — in these pictures they are actually feeding on meat. marine biologists say they were likely to be sea fleas. sam spoke about the experience. i walked out of the water, and saw what i thought was sand covering my ankles, and lower calf. i just shook it off quite violently and it came off. by the time i walked across the sand, about 20 metres to put my thongs on, i looked down and noticed i had blood all over my ankles and feet. it must have been a bit frightening? yeah, i didn‘t really know
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what to think of it. it was a bit of a shock, a bit of a random thing to see. i wasn‘t expecting it at all. you walk home and by the time you get home you are bleeding more. talk us through what you did then. yeah, i didn‘t want to go inside of the house as there was blood all over my feet. i called mum and dad from the front door on my phone, they came downstairs and my dad gave me this funny stare and i gave him a stare as we had no clue what was going on. we went inside to the bathroom, and rinsed it off in the shower. no one has seen anything like it or anything before. it‘s been interesting. let‘s talk to alix harvey, an aquarist at the marine biological association. thank you very much for being with
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us. saw some pictures there of these three please, is that the right terminology, tucking into bits of meat, is that what you think might have done the damage? they are actually called and supports and they are small crusta cea ns supports and they are small crustaceans quite closely related to shrimp and prawns. that is exactly what they look like but it is very, very unusual behaviour. unusual that they would attack somebody who was dangling their legs into the water? yes. they are very, very common species, about 9,900 species worldwide. you find them all over from marine environments to freshwater, even in your back garden. they are generally eat things like seaweed, rotting on the seashore and they might scavenge on some dead fish. very, very unusual for them to bite a person. it is the first time i have ever heard about it. maybe they were hungry! this
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teenager said he didn‘t feel any pain, is that something would be able to understand? this thing i imagine has happened is that he has been stood in the cold water so long, his feet have gone numb. maybe he had a cut on his foot, they might have been dead fish in the water or he might have been very unlucky and what into a group of these that were feeding. because he was not living around much, they didn‘t realise he was alive and started middling at him. how big are they, they are obviously tiny? really, really small, usually around one to 20 millilitres long although some species found in the deep ocean can be as big as 34 centimetres. do they exist everywhere in the world? this was obviously australia but with the exist in britain for example? most definitely, under every single block. people walking on the beach and have seen sam toppers, these little bouncing animals that hop
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around when you move a piece of seaweed. they really are absolutely everywhere and they are really important part of the ecosystem, they break down the food and are really important as prey for things like fish. so, we like them, do we? we should not be afraid of them? not at all, it is a really random occurrence. people don‘t need to fear at all going to the beach. they are busy not completely harmless but people face no risk going to the beach! bank ukraine match ended. some parts of southern britain have been plagued with an old weather front for a good portion of the day. bits and pieces of rain, some really quite heavy and that was just about lingo ran into the first part of tuesday. further north, somewhat drier prospects, some of the showers
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fading away as the skies clear. and the temperatures, as a consequence, will tumble away into single figures. that equates to a decent start to tuesday. but that cannot be said anywhere near the weather front for tuesday. some of the rain will be quite heavy, the breeze coming in off the north sea anywhere down the eastern shores. the best of the sunshine will be further north. come wednesday, more rain to be had across the south—eastern quarter. the best of the conditions are further north. hello.
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this is bbc news. the headlines: the right to be forgotten — under a new law, social media firms will be required to delete information about their users when asked to do so. north korea says the united states must "pay a price" for drafting fresh un sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme. there‘s new evidence on how the nhs is cutting back on ivf treatment in parts of england. a 46—year—old from kent is recovering in hospital after being shot while she was travelling with her family in a car while on holiday in brazil. a 20—year—old british model who says
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she was kidnapped and held for nearly a week in italy, has returned to the uk. chloe ayling says she feared for her life. italian police believe the model was attacked and drugged before attempts were made to sell her in an online auction. a polish man who lives in the uk has been arrested. gavin lee reports from milan. held captive inside this isolated italian farmhouse. the bizarre and elaborate kidnap allegation centres on how 20—year—old model chloe ayling, from south london, was duped into leaving the uk for a photoshoot in milan. once inside this fake studio, she is said to have been snatched by three men and injected with the drug ketamine. unconscious, she was bundled into this bag, placed in the boot of a car and driven away. while chloe ayling was held captive in this house behind me, the police statement says
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she was tied to furniture, a chest of drawers, whilr the kidnappers tried to sell her on the dark web and then raise a ransom. the hideout is surrounded by abandoned houses, with only one person nearby. translation: first of all, i saw this english man, this english painter. but before that, there was this mercedes. then, one day, a volvo arrived. the mercedes disappeared, but they kept the volvo. italian authorities say chloe ayling was eventually released by one of her captors, and driven to the british consulate in milan. lukasz herba, a polish national living in the west midlands, has been arrested in connection with kidnap and extortion. chloe ayling is now back in the uk. she‘s spoken briefly to reporters. i‘ve been through a terrifying experience. i feared for my life second by second, minute
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by minute, hour by hour. i am incredibly grateful to the italian and uk authorities for all they have done to secure my safe release. milan is a magnet for aspiring models, where the dangers of unscrupulous agencies have long been clear. but this rare case has shocked and baffled investigators here, still trying to piece together exactly what happened. gavin lee, bbc news, milan. we have had two statements about this case in the last hour. the metropolitan police say officers we re metropolitan police say officers were made aware about concerns for the welfare of a warm and overseas. the case was subsequently referred to specialist officers within the met who worked in conjunction with the family and specialist officers from the east midlands area. we have also had a statement from the foreign office in the last few minutes. they say staff from our consular provided support to a british woman following an incident in milan. we remain in contact with the italian authorities.
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norfolk police have warned people to stay away from a woodland area after a dog—walker in his eighties was stabbed to death. the body was found near east harling. the man was described as a "family man". alex dunlop has the details. a few metres in from the cordon, you canjust make out a forensics van. as a police helicopter circles overhead, officers continue to look for clues in an area of open heathland. a member of the public called police at 10.45 on saturday morning after discovering the body of an 83—year—old man close to a path. he had been repeatedly stabbed in the head and neck. his two dogs were found nearby, unharmed. at a briefing this afternoon, an update into the investigation. it‘s a wooded heath area where the body was found and it is close to a footpath type area where people walk their dogs locally. local people must be shocked. what reassurance can you give them? local people will be shocked. anybody would be shocked at this brutal murder.
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the reassurance is that we have our murder investigations team investigating this matter. we have a visible policing presence at the scene. the area of woodland is two miles south of east harling and popular with local dog walkers. the man who died lived in the nearby village. today, police stepped up patrols in the area and carried out house—to—house inquiries. just disbelief that it has happened here. in towns and big cities, you can imagine things like this happening. but not in a norfolk village. you always meet other dog walkers, so i always felt safe there. while the scene remains sealed, the weapon, thought to be a knife, has yet to be recovered. the motive for this brutal attack remains unclear. three young children are being cared for by relatives after their mother
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was found dead at the family home in the black country. detectives believe the 26 year—old was murdered by her husband who then killed himself at the house in oldbury. a neighbour called police after hearing the children crying inside. our reporter, nicola beckford, has more. the curtains on this house behind me have been closed all day. police officers are stationed outside in that unmarked car. on saturday at about two o‘clock, police were called here. a neighbour heard the sound of children crying inside. when the police arrived, they found the body of a 26—year—old woman. she had fatal head injuries. in another part of the house, her husband was lying dead. he had taken his own life. three children that were in the house are currently being looked after by close relatives. they are also receiving specialist counselling.
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they are incredibly traumatised. the police say they are under eight years old. one of the children is a baby. given the fact that this is thought to be a murder—suicide, police say they are not looking for anybody else in connection with this tragic incident. terrible events. what have neighbours been saying? there must be shock in the community. there is a huge amount of shock. this is a very quiet neighbourhood, mostly young families. they did not want to come on camera, they are just shocked and traumatised by what has happened inside this house. they have said that they don‘t even get anti—social behaviour behaviour going on here, so to have something as tragic
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as what happened on saturday taking place on their doorstep is a real shock. police have named a one—year—old girl who died when a car hit a wall in merthyr tydfill. pearl melody black was killed yesterday when the unoccupied range rover rolled down a hill and struck a wall. in a statement, her parents described her as "the brightest of stars" and that her death had left "a massive hole" in their hearts. one of scotland yard‘s most senior police officers has defended the government‘s prevent programme, which is designed to stop people being drawn into terrorism. speaking to the bbc‘s asian network, commander dean haydon said the strategy has achieved fantastic results, and that criticisms are based on "ignorance". four terror attacks in three months. it's four terror attacks in three months. it‘s made some people question
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whether the government‘s key strategy to stop people from being radicalised is working. the programme, called prevent, has been accused of being toxic and stigmatising muslims. but scotland yard‘s most senior counterterrorism officer has defended it. some of the criticisms come from sections of the community that don‘t, for a variety of reasons, political or otherwise, just don‘t want prevent to work. that is sometimes based on ignorance. prevent has been around for nearly 15 years. teachers, pa rents for nearly 15 years. teachers, parents and faith leaders refer people they are suspicious about to a local prevent team. latest figures show that there were around 7500 referrals last year and of those, action was taken in one in ten cases. those involved in the prevent programme say its work deals with a range of threats across society including far right extremism. but
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some have criticised it as an attack on muslims and are not convinced by the way the programme is being run. critics say prevent is not transparent enough about what it does. i think it needs to be community led. we need to make sure it is focused on safeguarding tomas oral everybody feels confident that prevent is not about spying, not about undermining community, but is about undermining community, but is about safeguarding vulnerable individuals and keeping us safe. that is something everyone agrees on, but critics are calling for an independent review of the programme. and there is concern that until that happens, prevent will continue to generate mistrust and fear among some communities. sickle cell disease is the most common and fastest growing genetic blood disorder in the uk. the nhs says the condition — which can cause extreme pain and life—threatening infections — affects 15,000 people in britain, mainly people of african caribbean
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and mediterranean origin. more than 300 babies are born each year with the condition, and they‘re several hundred times more likely to have a stroke. but experimental therapy could bring a glimmer of hope. colleen harris went to meet two young people whose lives have been afflicted by the disease. a full and active life of sport. everyday things ten—year—old matthew loves. but with sickle cell disease, that fun can come with a world of pain. i mostly have abdominal pain on my right or my left side. it feels like a needle is inside your stomach. feels like a fire is inside of you. so then you don‘t want to do anything, you just want to have, you just want to rest and hope it goes away. matthew! come for your medication, sweetheart. around 300 children are born with sickle cell every year.
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and a stroke is more than 300 times more common in a child with the sickle cell disorder. that‘s one of the worries for matthew‘s mum, who‘s been dealing with his illness since he was six months old. he's very brave, he's a little fighter, like i always say. he makes me proud of him so much. it's just too much for him. you know, it is emotionally breaking him down. so what is sickle cell disorder? in a healthy person, red blood cells are usually smooth and round. they carry oxygen through the body. but when you have sickle cell, some cells are abnormally shaped. they are stiff and sticky and can clump together. that then blocks blood flow, restricting oxygen to the limbs and organs. 20—year—old university student daniel has survived five strokes caused by sickle cell. he had his first at the age of six. he told me what he remembered.
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i couldn‘t push myself to do anything, even if i tried. so ijust sort of stayed in bed and i think my mum found something was strange and lifted up my hand and it would completely drop down like i can‘t hold it up. the next thing i remember is just my brother carrying me into an ambulance. so what hope is there for daniel, matthew, and thousands of others? doctors are hopeful that gene therapy will eventually reverse sickle cell. but it is still in the early stages of development and there are talks to start trials in the uk. the exciting thing that‘s happened recently is that one child in france has been successfully treated with gene therapy where the bone marrow is taken from the child and then the bone marrow is repaired in the laboratory. but it is hopeful that having done it successfully once, this will then expand quite quickly to be more widely available. for matthew, those are hopes to hold on to
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for a chance of a healthy life. colleen harris, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: the government announces proposals to make it easierfor people to force social media companies to delete personal data. north korea has said tough new un sanctions will not stop it from developing its nuclear arsenal. some areas of england are cutting back on ivf fertility treatment to save money, a charity believes. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london‘s and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. in a moment...jodie whittaker reveals how she feels about becoming the 13th time lord in doctor who. the food standards agency says a "very small number of eggs" from farms in europe at the centre of a contamination scare involving
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a pesticide have been distributed in the uk. but it said that the risk to public health "is very low". millions of eggs have been withdrawn from shops and warehouses in the netherlands and germany, and an investigation into the contamination is underway. sports direct has apologised after a branch in north wales appeared to suggest that workers should only speak in english. staff at the sportswear chain‘s bangor store believed a notice in the store had banned the use of the welsh language. the company said the notice was not intended to restrict the use of the welsh language or prohibit staff from communicating in their local language. executives at google have denounced an internal memo in which an employee criticises the company‘s policy on diversity. in the piece, a male software engineer argued that the lack of females in top tech jobs was due to biological differences
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between men and women. the article was posted on an internal discussion board. while the author has been widely criticised, he also says he has received messages of gratitude from fellow googlers. a little earlier, we spoke to professor jessie daniels from hunter college in new york who gave her thoughts on the intermal memo from her time in the tech world. i used to work in the tech industry and i‘m not surprised by this. there was a survey going around this morning from inside google, an informal survey, but it shows around a third of google employees say that they support the ideas in the memo. what is surprising to many people is to realise how consistent these kinds of ideas are with the so—called alt—right, recently rebranded white nationalism, and the views of people posted on things like reddit.
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people regard the alt—right as this fringe culture that has nothing to do with the mainstream. my argument is that it is very mainstream. these are people sitting at google who are making the same kinds of arguments. there is no scientific basis for the argument he is making about the biology of women, making them somehow inferior as programmers. the thing the author of this memo is mistaken about is the history of computer programming, which owes its lineage to women. some of the creators of computer programming are people like ada lovelace and other women who were founders in the field of computer programming. he seems completely unaware of that history and needs to educate himself. i think it‘s important that they get some critical attention like this discussion we are having now. people have pointed out the fallacy
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of the argument he makes, but it‘s also important for people to recognise that there are a lot of people working in the tech industry and across the country who agree with his views. so my point is that these kinds of memos and the articulation of these ideas is really rolling back the clock on advances around gender and race that we thought were settled many decades ago. first, there were so called wboris bikes", the hire scheme that allows you to pick up a bicycle in most parts of london for a fee, then return it to a docking station. then came new schemes in the capital and around the country that allowed cyclists to hire bikes, butjust leave them on the street, when the rental period was over. however, police say thousands of bicycles are being vandalised and dumped in hedges and canals, with one london borough seizing more than a hundred that were cluttering up the streets. fiona lamdin reports. communal cycling in our capital is a common sight.
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but now, thousands of dockless bikes that can be parked anywhere are appearing on our streets. i‘ve come to bristol, because this is the first place in the country to have dockless bicycles. i‘ve downloaded the app, and as you can see, there are hundreds available right now. let‘s go and find the nearest one. and just around the corner, as promised, the bike is waiting for me. with the app, i scan the barcode, the bike is unlocked, and i‘m ready to go. yobikes arrived here three months ago, and already, the take—up is pretty promising. they‘re getting ridden 1,500 times a day. we are the first dockless bike—sharing initiative in the uk. which means we don‘t have to install any street furniture on the street. there are some teething problems. without the safety of the docking, one in eight have been vandalised here. and in manchester, these bikes have been found in canals
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and with wheels missing. are people looking after them? most of our users look after bikes really well, but initially, we do have vandalism issues. how many? so far about 100 cases. it is a diesel car. as you can see, it's automatic. and it‘s not just bikes we‘re sharing. ifti uddin owns 28 cars. today, he‘s hiring one of them to will. i don‘t use a car very often. when i do need one, it makes sense to use one someone else is not using. but, like the bicycles, ifti‘s cars have been damaged. i‘ve just got this car and i said, you‘re the first person in this car, please, please be careful. one hour later, he sent me a picture and said "i have had an accident. someone has smashed into me". it was heartbreaking. there are tens of thousands of people like ifti hiring out their cars for as little as £15 a day.
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not everyone agrees this is the only way forward for the future of transport. we need to recognise human behaviour in all of this. a lot of people like to own things and they will want to carry on owning things into the future. so, part of the future, not all of it. but with hundreds more rolling into our cities each month, it looks as if dockless bikes will be on our roads for the foreseeable future. fiona lamdin, bbc news. the new doctor who — jodie whittaker — says it‘s incredible and emotional to be the first woman to play the time lord. in herfirst broadcast interview since being named as the 13th actor in the role, she praised the fans, but says she missed much of the buzz because she‘s not on social media. she‘s been speaking to our entertainment correspondent lizo mzimba. she was only unveiled as the new lead actor three weeks ago. the response from most fans,
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overwhelmingly positive, many now dressing to impress as their new heroine, the 13th doctor, and friends. oh, it‘s amazing! where‘s that? is that at comic—con? that is brilliant. she is the first woman to be cast in the role. the show welcoming an accomplished tv and stage performer, many also welcoming the important symbolism. i hope my gender is not a fearful thing for the fans. because in this world particularly, there aren‘t rules, and that‘s a great thing, you know. so, hopefully, hopefully, everyone is as excited as i am. why the hell are you here? she managed to keep her casting secret for weeks, a useful discipline for the role she was filming at the time, a nurse impersonating a doctor,
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in drama, trust me. are you sure about this? playing a fake doctor, hiding that she had been cast as the doctor, shooting trust me proved the perfect diversion. it was brilliant, actually. the distraction of how full—on this was and the schedule for that was epic. it was a complete, you know, i could not... split my attention in any way. so i wasn‘t at home tempted to kind of text anyone and tell anyone, because i was on set all day. she won‘t take over from peter capaldi on doctor who until the end of his final story at christmas. so far, she has loved the support from fans. it‘s been hugely positive. that is a wonderful way to start this massive journey. for the rest of your life as well, it‘s one of the only roles you can really say you are that character for ever.
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she has proved she can keep secrets in real life. over the next four weeks, millions will see how well she does it on screen, before she swaps one doctor role for another. twin panda cubs in austria have been celebrating their first birthday — by unwrapping presents, or trying to. the pair — fu feng and fu ban — were given pink and blue packets in their enclosure in vienna this morning. their mother showed them how to unwrap their gifts, filled with sweet potatoes and carrots. the twins were born in the zoo in austria a year ago today. time for a look at the weather. if the truth were known, it‘s been another curate‘s egg if the truth were known, it‘s been another cu rate‘s egg of if the truth were known, it‘s been another curate‘s egg of a day. when this picture was taken in nottingham, it looked almost august—like. the same cannot be said a wee bit down the road in the
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bristol area. much closer to the re m na nts of bristol area. much closer to the remnants of an old weather front. it was a bit touch and go in nottingham as well, because you were not1 million miles away from the northern flank of that cloud shield. andy rain was quite heavy at times in the afternoon. the remnants of it will linger on into the wee small hours. there have been some gaps in the cloud. overnight, across northern and western areas, temperatures will drop into single figures. you have to be that bit further north and west to get away from that old weather front, and we west to get away from that old weatherfront, and we haven‘t west to get away from that old weather front, and we haven‘t seen the last of it yet. it may be joined through tuesday by more cloud and rain spiralling is way around that area of low pressure close by. there you see that combination of old weather fronts and new cloud gathering all the while, coming in across the channel. some of the rain will be quite heavy. it will not be
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heavy everywhere all the time. today is not a complete write—off, provided that you don‘t look at the calendar, because this is disappointing for the time of year. temperatures are struggling as well. i would be surprised if anybody makes it up to the lofty heights of 20 degrees. it is not quite all doom and gloom. cumbria, scotland and northern ireland will have the combination of sunny spells and showers. not much breeze here, so if you catch a shower, it may stay with you catch a shower, it may stay with you longer than you might like. by wednesday, that area of low pressure d rifts wednesday, that area of low pressure drifts towards the north sea and scandinavia, and the flow is from the north. whenever you hear that phrase, don‘t worry about the heatwave, because there will not be one. yet again, the trailing weather fronts associated with the loan will again provide wet weather across east anglia and the south—east. thursday, a quieter day, but we do
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it all again on friday. this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: the right to be forgotten — under a new law social media firms will be required to delete information about their users, when asked to do so. north korea says the united states must ‘pay a price‘ for drafting fresh un sanctions over its nuclear weapons programme. doctors in brazil say a tourist from south london, who was shot after her family mistakenly drove into a slum area, is lucky to be alive. there‘s new evidence on how the nhs is cutting back on ivf treatment in parts of england. and in the next hour, a british model who says she was kidnapped abroad returns home. 20—year—old chloe ayling says she was kidnapped for six days after attending a photo shoot in milan. and england have beaten south africa by 177 runs in the final test
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