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The Labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war


on terror has failed and it's a time for fresh thinking.


He says he accepts military action is sometimes necessary


The philosophy, bomb first, talk later approach


To persist with it, as the Conservative government has


made clear it's determined to do, is a recipe for increasing not


We'll have the latest from the campaign trail.


President Trump talks about his sacking of the head of the FBI.


He criticises James Comey as a showman and a grandstander.


A coroner rules that 14-year-old Nasar Ahmed died as a result


of an allergic reaction to his school lunch.


His mother says he could have been saved.


If they gave him an Epi-pen injection, that time,


within five minutes, before the ambulance came,


Britons are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime


We follow the specialist training now being given to police.


And it's the first Eurovision Song Contest since the EU


Will Brexit scupper Britain's chances?


Chelsea can complete their charge to the Premier


A win at West Brom would guarantee them top spot


Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News at One.


Jeremy Corbyn has said the war on terror has not worked.


In a speech outlining his foreign policy, the Labour leader said this


was the fourth general election in a row during which


Britain had been at war, and fresh thinking was needed.


Mr Corbyn insisted he was not a pacifist, but warned


against a bomb first, talk later approach.


He said Donald Trump was making the world more dangerous,


and he accused Theresa May of pandering to and holding


Our political correspondent Eleanor Garnier reports.


This is the Labour leader positioning himself as a potential


world leader. Not a pacifist, he says, instead pledging a robust,


independent foreign policy. I would do everything to protect the


security and safety of our people and our country. That is our first


duty. Jeremy Corbyn is a long-standing critic of military


intervention Broads, the former chairman of the stop the War


coalition, a veteran anti-war campaigner. And on nuclear weapons,


he's sticking to his tune. I'm often asked if as prime ministers, I would


order the use of nuclear weapons. It is an extraordinary question. Would


you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people? Labour is


committed to actively pursue disarmament under the nuclear


Non-Proliferation Treaty. And we're committed to no first use of nuclear


weapons. Taking direct aim at Theresa May, the Labour leader said


there should be no more handholding with Mr Trump. There is a sharp


distinction between a government which is to stand up for this


country, willing to make sure this country is properly defended, and a


Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn that would simply chuck away our


ability to defend ourselves. I think that is crazy. Hundreds of thousands


marched against the Iraq war in 2003. Mr Corbyn's allies believe


many former members of Labour who have left the party in protest have


comeback under his leadership. Jeremy Corbyn has put forward his


position on foreign affairs proudly, in double his core support. But the


campaigners, think this could be a liability. It is up to you to decide


who you want to fly the flag for Britain.


Our Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith is in Central London


where Jeremy Corbyn just made that speech.


How controversial was the speech? I think team Jeremy Corbyn have


followed the military maxim that the best form of defence is attack,


there is no point in trying to say that he has not opposed nuclear


weapons and military intervention abroad, American foreign policy, he


has always protested all his adult life against war from Iraq to Kosovo


to the Falklands, he is a regular anti-American protest. He is now


offering a different vision of Britain's roll on the world stage,


different sort of Labour Party where the government would only act


military intervention in very few circumstances and when authorised


under international law. They would seek to work more to the United


Nations. The hope is that voters will respect him for being honest


about his views, it will resonate in the aftermath of the Iraq war,


particularly with younger voters. The danger that it alienates more


conditional Labour supporters, who do take pride in our military


history and our place in the world. The Prime Minister is visiting


Berwick-upon-Tweed and our Chief Political Correspondent Vicki


Young is there. Are we likely to hear more on this


theme from the Prime Minister? Yes, we are, she is due to arrive here


any time now. This is the Berwick-upon-Tweed constituency, a


large constituency taken from the Liberal Democrats last time around.


Later in the day, the Prime Minister will go to traditional Labour areas,


areas in the last 20 years that Tories would have never dared to


dream they could win. They are buoyed up by the recent mayoral


victory they had in Teesside, that make them think they can win people


over. The message from the Prime Minister is very clear, appealing


directly to Labour voters, some who have voted Labour for generations,


she says she understands why they have done that but she wants them to


give her a chance. She says it is because Jeremy Corbyn has deserted


them. It is this idea of patriotic is that she is appealing to.


Cheating is she can win over Labour voters to her side. -- she thinks


she can win over Labour voters to her side.


Well, how is Labour's message about defence being received in one


Labour won Barrow-in-Furness at the last


election by fewer than 800 votes and the Trident weapons system,


in a town that builds submarines, is a fundamental issue.


Our North West Political Editor Nina Warhurst reports.


In Barrow town centre, a statue stands tall.


To the welders, the gaffers, the men and women who made


From an opposition party whose stance on nuclear deal


It's not just the 8,000 Trident jobs at stake.


You can talk about shops in the town, the hairdressers


in the town, whatever industry or sector you're in in the town.


The size of Barrow, it affects every part of the community.


The Furnace Railway pub sits close to the terraced houses which have


been homes to shipyard workers for generations.


Where party loyalty is being questioned.


I've always voted Labour, but I'm not going to vote Labour


this time because Theresa May is doing a wonderful job.


Are you surprised that you're voting Conservative?


But on the big issues, it's Labour that Andy and Barry


Free car parking for patients, obviously, and I think


over a period of time, they'll bring in more people to work


in the NHS which sadly, at the moment, they're lacking.


So you trust Labour more when it comes to the NHS?


It's in my blood, I guess, I'll always be a Labour man,


It's a Labour town, it's a working man's town.


And that's damn well how it should be.


Now, the Labour Party can't blame Jeremy Corbyn


for all of its problems in Barrow, because they predate his leadership.


In 2015, their majority was cut from more than 5,000


They know that a tiny swing would tip it.


And they're concerned that this leader isn't connecting with voters.


And this is where the Corbyn factor comes in.


Can Barrow connect with a man described as Marmite,


Terry has been a Labour Party member for more than 50 years.


It's not their sort of person, we don't live in some suburb


of London where it's, you go in a cafe and everybody


agrees with you and something like that.


And we get, we hear what he says but we don't believe it,


Do you think that could lose the seat?


Four weeks is a long time in politics.


The Liberal Democrats have confirmed they would make the sale


The party would allow licensed shops to sell the drug to over-18s.


People would also be able to grow cannabis at home and smoke


In his first television interview since sacking the head of the FBI,


President Trump has set out his version of events.


Calling James Comey a "showboat and a grandstander", the President


said it was his decision alone to sack him.


He also called for the FBI's investigation into his campaigns


connection with Russia to be completed quickly.


Laura Bicker reports from Washington.


When did Donald Trump decide to sack the towering figure from the FBI?


This presidential handshake not an act of friendship, it seems,


but the beginning of the end for James Comey.


He's a showboat, he's a grandstander.


And it wasn't on the advice from the Deputy Attorney-General,


You had made the decision before they came in the room?


The White House had claimed that Mr Comey had little or no


The rank and file of the FBI had lost confidence in their director.


Not so, said the Acting FBI Director, who was sitting


in for his sacked boss before the Senate intelligence committee.


I can tell you that I hold Director Comey


I have the highest respect for his considerable


I can tell you also that Director Comey enjoyed broad


support within the FBI, and still does.


At the heart of this row is the alleged collusion between


The President admits that Russia was on his mind


Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey.


Knowing there was no good time to do it.


And in fact, when I decided to just do it, I said to myself,


you know, this Russia thing, with Trump and Russia,


is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having


Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russia and insists that,


despite sacking the head of the FBI, he wants any enquiry done


Our correspondent Gary O'Donoghue is in Washington for us.


It seems the president is insuring that this is a row that is just not


going away. Yes, and this is self-inflicted harm. These are


political own goals. They'd been all over the place on this one. All


week. First of all we were told the sacking of James Comey was a


decision effectively made by the Deputy Attorney General, endorsed by


the President, that has now changed, the president said he would do it


anyway. Secondly, we were told, nothing to do with Russia, the


president said Russia was in his mind jarring that interview last


mind. -- during that interview last night. And thirdly, we were told


that effectively the president sacked him because he had no support


in the PI. The FBI acting director yesterday saying he had broad


support, deep and positive connection with his staff. This


morning, the president says, by the way, guys, all those people at the


podium making the case for me, they don't always know what is going on


because they are very busy. They are telling us this morning, you do not


always have to believe what you hear from the White House podium,


extraordinary time. A coroner has ruled that


a 14-year-old boy died as a result of an allergic reaction


to his school lunch. She said that if an epi-pen had been


used promptly and Nasar Ahmed had been given adrenaline,


he might have survived. Nasar was in an exclusion room


when he became unwell He loved maths and science


and wanted to be a politician. He also suffered with severe


asthma and food allergies. For the last two weeks,


his family have heard in detail how he came to die after suffering


an extreme allergic reaction to an ingredient in a curry he had


for lunch while at school. Nasar had told staff


he couldn't breathe. They fetched his personal


medical box, but it emerged during the inquest his care plan


didn't accurately indicate how The box contained an adrenaline


injection pen, but there were no details as to when or how it should


be used, and so even as his condition deteriorated,


none of the staff administered it. Nasar died four days


later in hospital. His family say the school let


them and their son down. If they gave him EpiPen injection


that time within five minutes, before the ambulance came,


maybe they could have Bow School issued


a statement today, saying... Part of the coroner's role


is to help prevent future deaths, and so she has written


to the school, outlining the concerns which were raised


during the inquest, but she is also asking the Chief Medical Officer


for England to consider making adrenaline injector pens much more


widely available in public spaces, Following Nasar's death,


she concluded, the reality is, giving an adrenaline shot


is unlikely to cause harm and could Sarah Campbell, BBC News,


Poplar Coroners Court. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator


Michel Barnier is visiting the border between Northern Ireland


and the Republic this lunchtime. He's been discussing


the importance of the border Our correspondent Chris Buckler


is in Monaghan, where Michel Barnier Days when customs checkpoints


like this old hut marked the roads between Northern Ireland


and the Republic are long gone. And while everyone repeatedly says


they don't want them to return, the EU's chief negotiator has made


clear that there will have to be But Michel Barnier is visiting


the Irish border today to show that the European Union is aware


of the many concerns held by those A lot of employees working


in the factories in this food park from Northern Ireland,


and similarly, we have some people from the County Monaghan area


working in Northern Ireland, so they have to look


and see what impact this This business in County


Monaghan is just miles The UK is one of its most important


markets, and they know that, packaged up with all the Brexit


negotiations, are months of uncertainty about how it


could affect their trade. If there is a hard border,


we envisage obviously potential extra costs for ourselves,


for getting our products to the UK marketplace,


and delays at the border, A hard border wouldn't mean a return


to watch towers and barbed wire. This kind of security


is no longer needed. And shared by the EU, the UK


and Ireland is a determination to avoid anything that


could threaten peace I think there is a really common


desire, whatever other issues there are in relation to Brexit,


to make Northern Ireland a special case and make sure that we do


everything we possibly can to protect the Good Friday


Agreement, the peace process, and to protect that strong


relationship between the Republic Towns along the Irish border may


well feel caught in the middle, Whatever deal is finally agreed


between the UK and the EU could have a real impact


on their daily lives. He is expected here at this business


within the next hour or so and many factories here rely on produce from


both Northern Ireland and the Republic. The visit has been


organised by the Irish Government and technically they're on the EU


side of that negotiation over Brexit but they share many concerns, many


interests and of course a land border with the UK and that will


play in what they say to Mr Barnier today. Thank you.


The Labour leader uses a foreign policy speech to say the war


on terror has failed and it's time for fresh thinking.


He accepts military action is sometimes necessary.


Coming up, car credit is now


Coming up in sport at half past: Ahead of the weekend's


Spanish Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton goes quickest in first practice.


His Mercedes Valtteri Bottas teammate was second


We are now more likely to be a victim of cybercrime in this


It's one of the fastest growing areas of criminal activity.


So, police forces are now offering detectives specialist training


The BBC's technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has been given


In a hotel room a man, who may be part of an international crime gang,


His hacker's lair has all the tools of his trade


This is not a traditional forensic operation where


you are looking for fingerprints, blood spatters, DNA...


These police officers are being trained to catch cyber


criminals and the hacker in the hotel is today's exercise


They're being given the skills to tackle the fastest


Some estimates say up to half of all offences


Well, the hacker in room 523 has popped out for


a while and the trainee cyber police officers with a search warrant


Let's see what evidence they can find.


They're certainly taking it very seriously.


Internet enabled, it's not that smartTV so you should be


The first priority is to make sure all the computers stay powered up,


connected to the internet and don't lock up after a certain time,


that way they can get access to the data much more easily.


What did you discover on the router when you first...


Examining the router they've realised there is another device


Hidden under a tray, a tablet with more evidence.


The techniques they're learning should make hunting the hackers much


Back in the day on a scene like this, for example,


the officers were just simply turning up and literally pulled


the electric supply out of the back of the computer,


bag, tag it and then send it away for forensic investigation


which could take months before they got any meaningful information


It's a case of learning skills, practical skills,


that we can utilise, no different to finding a gun


at the scene that we can make safe for the public and then attribute


to a criminal, we are doing exactly the same with IT


It's the future of the policing, although people don't


see it as the norm now, I think certainly it will be.


These detectives are among thousands going through this type of training


...with the cyber crime wave that's getting bigger by the day.


A British firm has just received one of the largest ever investments


Police have voiced concern about the number of weapons


being seized in schools in England and Wales.


Kitchen knives, air rifles and an imitation firearm were among


some of the 2,500 items confiscated in the last two years.


Cases involved children as young as five.


Our education correspondent Gillian Hargreaves reports.


Some schools have taken to using metal arches to make sure


no weapons are brought on to the premises.


But figures obtained by the Press Association show


the number of seizures over a two-year period


2,579 weapons were seized - among them were samurai swords, axes and


47 children found with weapons were below the age of ten,


and one five-year-old was caught with a knife.


Sometimes the younger children are used to carry for older


children, so they are learning from their siblings,


they are learning from their peer groups.


So these cases are very worrying,


because if you don't catch those young children now,


they will go on to continue to be more serious offenders.


Barry Mizen lost his son Jimmy eight years ago.


He was 16 when he was stabbed to death.


His father now visits schools, warning children about the


We are not there to lecture young people, we are there to say this


is what happened to us and this was the unintended consequence


And hopefully, that will have an impact on some people.


We get listened to so well, the young people are


Young people are scared when they go out of their front door.


Although the statistics reveal around 500 knives


were seized by teachers, violent crime in schools is very rare.


I know that as a headteacher for 15 years, we would,


if we had a tip-off about a child bringing something inappropriate in,


which might be a pair of scissors, frankly, that they were going to use


with the wrong reason, then we would follow it up.


If necessary, we would exclude that child, involve the parents.


I think there is greater awareness, and I think today's report adds


The Department for Education said teachers' powers had been increased,


so they can take action if they suspect a pupil has brought


The value of finance deals used to buy new cars has


soared to a new record, alarming those who have


warned the growing trend could spell trouble.


Britain has been on a car-buying boom as a result of these deals,


but the Bank of England has raised concerns about the level


Our personal finance correspondent Simon Gompertz reports.


Picking up the dream vehicle, and in eight out of ten


cases it's on credit, dealers and lenders have made it


easy for people who used to drive an old banger to get new car


Sometimes the finance can help you and it's really good deal.


You pay a deposit of thousands of pounds then a monthly payment,


typically between 100 and 200, covering interest and the amount


After three years you give back the keys and sign up


Many don't realise they never actually own the car


but the financial watchdog, the FCA, said last month.


We are concerned there may be a lack of transparency,


potential conflicts of interest and irresponsible lending.


There are two worries about this, one is that people are signing up


for deals which they can't afford, the other is that the finance


companies are stoking up a debt bubble which will burst


if they can't get rid of the cars at a decent price in the secondhand


At the end of the day, lenders only have a sustainable


business model if they can confidently expect to get


But no one's putting the brakes on car credit at the moment.


The concern will grow if records keep being overtaken.


Can Chelsea clinch the Premier League title tonight


Victory at The Hawthornes would give Chelsea an unassailable 10-point


For Chelsea the celebrations have already started. Glory is within


their grasp. Tonight they can secure the trophy with two games to spare,


a remarkable achievement for a team who finished 10th last season and


for a manager working in English football for the first time. Yeah, I


think that we are doing a really good job. But I want this job to


become great and then fantastic because we have two big opportunity


in this season to finish this season the right way. Early in the campaign


Chelsea were in trouble. But after losing at Arsenal Conte changed


tactics and the results followed. Spearheaded by Kante. They've not


looked back. He is only 12 months into a three-year contract but he


reportedly earns far less than most of the rival monger he has


outperformed and that, allied to his success and the fact his family


remain in Italy, has cast doubt over his future. Chelsea will be


desperate to keep him. Any player wants to look at a manager and say I


am prepared to go over that white line and do everything I have been


coached to do, without question. Believing in what the manager is


saying, my own ability, and also what my teammates are going to do


and to create that environment takes special people. Three points at West


Brom would finish the job. If not, Chelsea can do it when they host


Watford or Sunderland. Conte stands to become only the fourth manager to


win the Premier League in his first season in England. Following that up


by lifting the FA Cup to seal a domestic double would be extra


special. For some people, it's


one of the television highlights of the year -


the final of the Eurovision Song Contest is tomorrow night


in Kiev, with Lucie Jones The 26-year-old says she's keeping


politics firmly out of her mind, even though this is the first


Eurovision since the EU referendum. Our Moscow correspondent


Steve Rosenberg weighs It's big, it's brash


and at times quite bizarre. Eurovision, the song contest that


gave us Abba and now...apes. After a week of rehearsals


and qualifiers in Kiev, The UK's entry is Never Give Up


On You, sung by Lucy Jones. Yeah, I'm nervous, but if I wasn't,


I think I'd probably worry If I wasn't nervous to sing in front


of 200 million people, It's easy to forget that there


is a serious side to this annual The idea behind the Eurovision Song


Contest is a noble one, to use music to break down borders


and bring different countries and cultures


and communities together. The problem this year, though,


is that politics is centre stage. Russia's entrant was not


allowed into Ukraine, the first time a Eurovision host


nation has barred a singer. Ukraine said the artist


had violated its border laws by visiting Crimea,


the Ukrainian peninsula She was back there this week,


stoking the controversy. Theresa May thinks that


will spoil our Eurovision party. In current circumstances, I'm not


sure how many votes we will get. But even before Brexit,


the UK was struggling in Eurovision. The songs were bad,


the performances were bad. I mean, nobody votes for us


when the songs are bad And we had some bad


ones, I tell you. So maybe, just maybe, with a good


song and a great performance, Let's catch up with the weather.


Thank you very much. Afternoon. I will start with a sunny


note because there is a lot of cloud today but the best is across


Scotland, this weather watcher picture proves that.


You can see from the satellite and radar showing the rain. A lot of


cloud out there. A band of rain moving northwards this morning,


didn't amount to very much. There's been a lot of cloud further south


too. Through the afternoon we will see rain returning in to the West


Country and towards Wales. There will be some sunshine breaking


through that cloud as it continues to thin and break in the next couple


of hours. The M4 corridor northwards likely to see hefty showers


developing, some heavy with hail and thunder mixed in. Watch out if you


catch one. Warm and humid you will notice. There is that rain


continuing to push to southern Scotland. For much of Northern


Ireland and Scotland should and good deal of sunshine, especially western


Scotland where it will feel quite warm. That's in comparison to the


east coast that will be chilly and grey and breezy. Through the


overnight period it looks like the rain will move northwards into


south-west Scotland. Northern Ireland may see a fair amount of


rain during the overnight period. Further south and east could see a


few heavy showers, otherwise lengthy dryer interludes and it's going to


be a mild night. Double figures for most. Saturday, a few early showers


across the south-east. Another fairly cloudy day, particularly the


northern half of the country where we start off with some rain and then


see showers. Some of these will be heavy across western Scotland


through the afternoon. A good chance of plenty of dry spells across


central and eastern England. Chilly across the north-east of Scotland.


Saturday, this weather front sweeps through. It takes a band of rain


northwards. It could be heavy but short-lived. This low pressure will


bring windy weather on Monday. That weather front as it moves through


Saturday will introduce fresher air, we will lose that humidity. We will


continue to see a day of sunshine and showers, mainly across northern


and western areas. The south-east probably staying dry and warm again


with plenty of sunshine. Into the early part of next week that low


pressure will bring wet and windy conditions to the north and the west


of the UK. Further south and east a better chance of seeing the


sunshine. It will also feel warm. We could see 25.


Thank you. That's it for now. Time to