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Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing


with the US following leaks to the American media.


After pictures appear showing bomb fragments and a backpack,


Britain expresses its anger at the highest level.


I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared


between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.


In the past hour, police have described recent


arrests as "significant", and said some of the items seized


A minute's silence is held across the country to remember those


The Queen visits staff at the children's hospital,


and speaks to survivors of the attack.


To target that sort of thing, isn't it?


At no point did I see any member of staff cry. They just rose to the


challenge, and they just kept going. Some of those staff describe a night


they will never be able to forget. We'll have the latest


from Manchester, and we'll assess the seriousness of the row


between police and US authorities. Having criticised both in the past,


Donald Trump arrives in Brussels Net migration to the UK falls


by 84,000 - most of those leaving SHOUTING


Please, please, be respectful. Angry scenes at Ukip's manifesto


launch, as Theresa May is accused of being partly to blame


for the Manchester atrocity. And coming up in the


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where Jenson Button Good afternoon, and welcome


to the BBC News at One. Amidst the suffering and grief


of the Manchester bombing, now a major row between the agencies


whose job it is to investigate it. British police have stopped sharing


information about the attack with officials in the United States


after a series of leaks thought The New York Times published


photographs showing fragments of the bomb and a backpack used


to conceal it. An angry Theresa May says


she will raise the issue He's in Europe visiting Nato


headquarters, as police in Manchester announce further


arrests, and the names At 11am this morning,


much of the country came to a standstill for a minute's


silence as a mark of respect. And the Queen has been visiting some


of the injured in hospital. Let's go live to Manchester


now and Jane Hill. Simon, thank you, and welcome again


to St Ann's Square, where people continue to arrive all the time to


lay flowers and to read the growing number of tributes and signs of


solidarity and defiance that or around the memorial here. It is here


where people observe that minute's silence, which was extraordinarily


moving. We will talk about that later in the programme. Let's begin


with the investigation itself. In the last hour, greater magister


please have described a that have been made in connection with the


network believed to be behind Monday's bomb as significant. Police


also said that some of the items that have been seized in the


subsequent rates are very important. Our first report comes from our Home


Affairs Chris Bond and, Daniel Sandford. Just a warning that it


contains scenes you may find distressing.


Another fast moving police operation in Manchester this morning. Officers


with guns closing of roads around a college in humour. Army bomb


disposal experts were rapidly on the scene, responding to a suspect


package which was later found to be safe. This has been happening for


three days now in Manchester. Heavily armed officers arriving at


the location of the location as police try to manage an ever


expanding investigation. Overnight, there were more raids and more


arrests, including at this house in Withington in South Manchester. At


the moment, eight men or in custody. Most appear to be Libyans living in


Britain. These have been an intense three days for the officers and


staff of Greater Manchester Police, along with the National


counterterrorist policing network, and UK intelligence services. I want


to reassure people that the arrest that we have made significant. And


initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are


very important to the investigation. More details of the bomb itself came


out overnight. It appears to have been in a blue carry more backpack,


fragments of which were found at the scene. The bomber, Salman Abedi,


probably bought the backpack on Friday. The details leaked to the


New York Times by the American source suggest the bomb had this


metal initiator and the unusual high current battery. It is thought the


explosive may have been hydrogen peroxide -based, like the ABT. But


the leaking of the forensic pictures has caused furore. Police have


stopped sharing information with the Americans, after what they called a


breach of trust. The Prime Minister will now raise it at the highest


level. Shortly I will be travelling to the Nato summit, where I will be


working with international colleagues on defeating terrorism. I


will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared


between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure. And the new


Manchester mayor expressed his dismay. I made known my concerns


about to the US ambassador. It's not acceptable to me that, you know,


here there is a live investigation taking place, and we cannot have


information being put in the public domain that is not under direct


control of the British police and security services. It seems that


Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people at the concert on Monday,


travelled from Libya, possibly via Prague to Dusseldorf, where German


police say he was in transit four days before the bombing. He to


Manchester from there. Yesterday, Salman Abedi's father, Ramadan


Abedi, was detained in Libya. A man who knew the father in Manchester


said he definitely had extremist views. Of course, no doubt. He was


very extremist, there is no doubt about that. There is no doubt now


that detectives investigating Monday's atrocity have made


progress. Enough to make them think they are dealing with a terrorist


network. But there are still important blindspots, particularly


around where the bomb was made. And a source said some suspicious


substances or an for. Daniel Sandford, BBC News, Manchester --


some suspicious substances or unaccounted for.


In a moment, we'll be live at the Nato meeting in Brussels,


and we'll have more from Germany on those reports that Salman Abedi


was in Dusseldorf just four days before the attack.


First, let's get the latest on the investigation


with our Home Affairs Correspondent, Daniel Sandford.


Lots happening, Daniel. Explain what is significant as far as you are


concerned? Well, I think the most important thing is that sense that


you got from Chief Constable Ian Hopkins just before we came an air


of some confidence about this investigation now for a couple of


days, it felt like they were not sure whether they had started making


progress. I think they now do feel they are making progress. It is


quite something for a Chief Constable to come out and say the


arrests are significant that items that were very important to the


investigation had been found. Of course, it has been by this row with


the Americans, the withdrawal of cooperation of this investigation


with the Americans. Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, says she hopes that


will soon resume. Of course the questions for the intelligence


services about whether they missed the opportunity to stop Salman


Abedi. He was reported many, many times by members of the public who


were worried about his extremist views. A security source today


pointing out that he had been one of a larger pool of subjects of


interest at one point. But then that had been assessed that perhaps it


wasn't something to focus on at that time. This process of deciding who


to focus on inevitably relied on difficult professional judgments. It


is now inevitably a question of going back and looking at those


judgments and trying to work out where Salman Abedi was missed.


Daniel, thank you. Let's talk to our North America editor Jon Sopel.


There is going to be that meeting later, John, between Theresa May and


Donald Trump. The Prime Minister making it very clear that she was


angry about the leaking that has gone on. Yes, I think at the moment,


Downing Street and the White House are trying to sort diaries to fix a


time when that meeting can take place. It may not happen today, it


may happen tomorrow in Sicily at the G7. Theresa May will make clear her


displeasure. I suspect Donald Trump will say something to be a fact of,


welcome to my world, this is what I am up against on a daily basis with


our own intelligence services leaking against me, and giving


information out like you. I suspect Donald Trump may be sympathetic and


-- like it is candy. He might use it for his battle with American


intelligence services. I spoke to somebody senior a few moments ago,


they are well aware just how angry the British are about this. I'm


being told that at the highest levels between MI6, MI5, the NSA,


the CIA, you know, the links continue with the exception of staff


to do with the Manchester investigation. But at a lower level


I think it may be that the police may well have stopped sharing


information with their counterparts. It's also worth saying, there is a


very different culture in America about the handing out of


information. I think in Britain we are much more obsessed about the


secrecy of an investigation. I think in the US it is of an surprising


just how much information is given out very quickly indeed, and it may


be that whoever leaked this detailed material to the New York Times may


have thought, you know, I'm not doing anything wrong or unusual in


doing so. There are interesting. Thank you, Jon Sopel in Brussels.


Let's had to Berlin and talk to Damian


McGuinness. Damian, we have been getting more information in the last


little while about Salman Abedi's movements just in the days running


up to be a tax top law that's right, Jane. German police within the last


hour have confirmed that he was indeed in Germany four days before


the attack. He was in Dusseldorf Airport in transit. It appears he


did not leave the security transit zone. He was transferring from a


flight, possibly from the Middle East, according to various different


media reports. It seems he flew straight from Dusseldorf to


Manchester. German police have also confirmed they have been


investigating closely with British intelligence services. That is what


German officials have told us at the BBC. They have also said that so


far, they have no evidence indicating that the attacker had any


links to German Islamist is. That is important, because the area,


Dusseldorf, where that area is, is known to be a region where there are


suspected Islamist extremist cells. In fact, the Berlin Christmas market


attacker, Anis Amri, he had links to extremists in this region. That was


a big worry. Police say that is not on the cards, he had no links with


people in Germany. Now the next stage is to look at whether he had


any other links elsewhere and wet this support network was. Of course,


that's what people want to know now -- where this support network was.


Damian McGuinness, thank you. At 11am this morning,


a minute's silence was held across the country for those


affected by the attack. Greater Manchester's Mayor,


Andy Burnham, was among those hundreds of people observing


the silence in St Ann's I can't overstate how incredibly


moving those few minutes were. Our correspondent


Sarah Campbell reports. Remembering the children,


teenagers, mothers, fathers, relatives and friends


who lost their lives. As we come from different faiths,


different traditions, different cultures, we come as one


to declare that we are Manchester and we will continue


to be that Manchester, and so we ask your blessing


upon this time and we ask for your love and support on those


who suffer, that they will know that, above all, lies


the everlasting arms of God. The applause in St Ann's Square


in Manchester lasted for a minute We are Manchester through


and through, and we wanted to make sure that we were here today to show


the people of Manchester that we not only stand with you, we are part


of you and we are with you. When something really bad happens,


everybody needs to just stick together and do what they can to get


everybody who's affected, and I just can't imagine


what they are going through. My daughter spent last night crying


because she was so fearful I came to show my children


that we are here not just to grieve but to celebrate,


to celebrate what is in the hearts So many people didn't return


home on Monday evening. The names of three more of Monday's


victims were released today. Eilidh MacLeod was 14


years old and from Barra She was at the Ariana Grande


concert with a friend, who is still in a serious


condition in hospital. Wendy Fawell was 50 years old and


from Otley in West Yorkshire. Wendy's son Adam Fawell said


the family were "devastated", saying his mother was a wonderful


woman and she'll be sadly missed. Courtney Boyle was 19


and from Gateshead. She was at the concert


with her stepfather, Courtney's mother said


they were now both her angels Elaine McIver was an off-duty


Cheshire police officer. In a statement from her family,


she was described as "everyone's friend, the best we could ever


have wished for". Those people and all 22 who died,


and all of those who remain badly injured in hospital, continue to be


remembered here at this square in Manchester, people arriving here


constantly, laying flowers and reading the tributes. A lot of


people in tears and a lot of people expressing solidarity. The police


investigation continues. For now, from Manchester, back to you, Simon.


After a warm welcome in the Middle East,


and a "fantastic" visit with the Pope, US President Donald


Trump faces a tougher agenda today as he meets leaders of Nato


and the EU - both organisations he has criticised in the past.


Nato says it will become more involved in the fight


against so-called Islamic State militants, but the President


is likely to face pressure on trade and environmental concerns.


Let's go live to Brussels and our Europe Correspondent,


A busy schedule. It is, and some tricky issues to


navigate. To give a sense of that, we have two US president in Europe


today, former president Barack Obama has been in Berlin, and European


leaders saw eye to eye with him on many issues. New President Donald


Trump, they are grappling with how to deal with him. In this first set


of meetings in Brussels today, one EU official said it was cordial but


cool. Arriving at EU HQ a few minutes


late, Donald Trump. He has questioned the EU's future,


celebrated its opponents. So he seemed in no hurry to start this,


his first visit to Brussels. And it was always going to be an awkward


beginning. Donald Tusk, for his part... Has listed the new US


administration as a threat to the EU. These are leaders with widely


differing visions of the world. A US president sceptical about free trade


and fighting climate change, the EU side keen to impress the importance


of the Atlantic alliance, the value of western countries working


together. We have covered a lot of countries, a lot of leaders. Mr


Trump said he had met some great leaders on his trip. Apparently, he


mentioned the size of his election victory. But it seems there was


little warmth in this meeting. Look at the body language as they left.


Awkward. A sign there was little real agreement behind closed doors.


The US president did no press conference, so it was left to the EU


Donald to make his own solar statement, and hint how wide the


differences are. Some issues remain open, like climate and trade, and I


am not 100% sure that we can say today, that Mr President and myself,


that we have a common position, a common opinion about Russia.


Meanwhile, in Berlin, a very different reception. Mr Trump's


predecessor. One of my favourite partners throughout my presidency is


sitting next to me today, Chancellor Angela Merkel. She has done an


outstanding work. EU leaders are certainly more with the last


president Ben becomes -- than the current one. They want to act on


valued principles, not just interest. What we expect is that, at


the Nato meeting, things perhaps slightly more on the same page,


particularly when it comes to the joint effort to combat terrorism.


Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing with


the US after leaked pictures appear in American media showing bomb


fragments and a backpack. And coming up: A royal visit


to some of the injured Coming up in sport at half-past:


Ahead of this weekend's Manchester City Games,


featuring Olympians Greg Rutherford and Asha Philip, Philip tells us


we can't live in fear ahead Net long term migration -


that's the number of people coming to the UK minus the number of people


leaving - fell to below a quarter That was driven by an increase in EU


citizens leaving the country. The Office for National Statistics


said the change was driven by "a statistically significant"


increase of 40,000 people There was a 36% increase in EU


citizens leaving. On these latest numbers, the rise in


population due to immigration is still more than double what the


government target is, but they show it dropped substantially in 2016


compared to the year before. Fewer people are coming to the UK and more


are leaving. To arrive at a net immigration number, you take the


number of immigrants arriving in the UK, 588,000, down more than 40,000,


and take away the number of emigrants leaving, which was


339,000, which is up about 40,000. That leaves net immigration of


248,000, down by a quarter. We are determined to make sure we continue


to overall reduce the debt migration number but also to continue to get


the brightest and best for our economy. We asked EU immigrants is


they put more work leaving. We are scared about Brexit and don't know


what is going on. I think it's a sign that the economy in other


countries is getting better. So they don't need to be abroad, because


most people prefer to be in their country. I was speaking to him


yesterday and telling him I'd like to go back, because I don't really


feel safe here. I don't know what's going on. I think it's got to do


with the uncertainty about the Brexit situation. People are not


sure what the terms will be for immigrants. Two years ago, each ?1


you earned would exchange for more Polish or Czech Republic currency


then it would work here. But as the value of the pound has diminished,


so has that attraction. What was especially notable was the number


coming from the EU eight countries, those like the Czech Republic and


Poland that joined the EU in 2004. The number arriving was down a


third, 8000. The number leaving, up by more than half to 40 3000. The


difference, net migration to the UK from those countries, was 5000, the


lowest it has been since they joined the EU. EU numeric aid tapping


coming to the UK in large numbers since 2004, and it seems evident now


that some of those may be starting to go elsewhere. Today we learned


the economy, on revised estimate, grew by 0.2% in the first three


months of the year, a sharp slowdown than previously estimated. What we


don't yet know is whether or not slower immigration played a role.


There were angry scenes at Ukip's manifesto launch,


as party leaders accused Theresa May of being partly to blame


The party's deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans said Mrs May "must


She cited Mrs May's failure to curb immigration,


the scrapping of stop and search powers, and cuts to police numbers.


Reporters were shouted down as they sought to challenge party


From Westminster, here's our political


Ukip back in campaigning mode after the Manchester attack.


Lighting candles, they say, is not enough.


Instead, an accusation that the Prime Minister must


bear some responsibility for what happened.


Theresa May has allowed jihadists who fought alongside Islamic State


She has failed to stop extremists spreading hatred


On her watch, even non-EU migration spiralled out of control and let


Paul Nuttall promised his party will cut out what he called


He later clarified he was not blaming Theresa May but said her


This is the Home Secretary who cut the number of police officers,


cut the number of border guards, cut the number of prison officers.


I am sorry, it isn't a good record at all.


As for blaming her personally for the attack, absolutely not,


What I am saying is that the politicians in this country


are too cowardly at the moment to actually face up


Ukip used this manifesto launch to push the integration agenda,


to try to persuade almost 4 million people who backed them last


time to stick with them and to win new support.


They are promising more troops, more police, cutting the overseas


aid budget to fund the NHS, a ban on the full face veil


The message is that Ukip are prepared to do and say


And on Brexit, a pitch to still play a role.


Ukip is the country's insurance policy and if the government begin


to backslide, during these negotiations, then it must note


After a dismal performance in the local elections


and a depleted roster of Parliamentary candidates,


Ukip has a struggle on its hands to prove it remains relevant.


Our assistant political editor, Norman Smith, is in Westminster.


As manifesto launches go, how did it go? Well, all the mainstream parties


are having a restrained, low-key we start campaigning, precisely not


what happened at the Ukip launch, which turned out to be a highly


charged, emotive occasion, in part because of their decision to put


confronting radical Islam at the heart of their manifesto. That was


always going to be controversial, in part because of the language a --


the language they used, talking about turning back the tide, cutting


out the cancer. We saw journalists shouted down, but above all, the


accusation that Theresa May was in part to blame for the Manchester


atrocity, because she hadn't curb immigration and she had cut police


numbers. We know Ukip are looking for a new identity. They have always


courted controversy. Some supporters will say they are just telling it as


it is, but I suspect many people will think it is just inappropriate


to be making those sort of arguments in the wake of such an atrocity.


Let's return now to our top story - and a short time ago the Queen


visited some of the survivors of Monday's bomb attack in hospital.


The Queen met dozens of staff who had worked through the night


to deal with the victims of the bombing.


Many of them had volunteered to come in after hearing of the attack.


She also met four young girls recovering from the blast,


Yes, a big shock, a really big shock.


One of the girls she met was 15-year-old Millie Robson,


a proud Ariana Grande fan, still wearing the singer's T-shirt.


I got to meet her before the concert as well, and she was lovely.


She won a competition for her and her friend


But by the time she left, a crowd had gathered.


There was a spontaneous round of cheering and applause.


Many health workers and ambulance staff have been working flat out


since they got the call on Monday night.


One of the hospitals involved in treating the victims


is Stepping Hill in Stockport, and some of the staff there have


had time now to reflect on what they have seen


I had contact through social media initially that something had


happened in Manchester but I wasn't aware of what had gone on.


20 minutes later, I got a call just to say that we'd had a first walk-in


patient from the incident, which made us then


It was quite clear that this was significant and a horrific


The evil that visited us that night caused this horrible thing,


When I arrived, the level of professionalism that I saw


amongst my colleagues was phenomenal.


There was an air of seriousness, professionalism, a need to focus.


What we saw on the night was real determination,


resilience, teamwork, staff really coming up


with what was required to deliver the best care for these patients.


I was inundated with messages from the team -


That came from health care assistants, nurses,


allied health professionals, doctors, consultants,


We all knew there were chances that we would know


This explosion happened in somewhere familiar to all of us.


We all have a sense of identity with Manchester.


At no point did I see any member of staff crack.


They just rose to the challenge and they just kept going.


I'm very proud of the way they responded.


And you want to hug your nearest and dearest.


It was the day after really when feelings settled in.


I just want to focus on the good things that I saw,


the good care that I saw, and that for me speaks


Remarkable people who did a remarkable job at Stepping Hill in


Stockport. Let's have a look at the weather.


It is warm and sunny out there. Many pictures coming in the sunshine.


This one from Swanage in Dorset, unbroken sunshine. Not so much in


the central Midlands and central Wales, with some fair weather clouds


bubbling up. But the temperatures continue to rise. For the more than


half of Scotland, in fact, most of Scotland seem unbroken sunshine, but


it wasn't like that earlier, with a bit of low cloud and sea mist around


the north-west corner. That has mainly burnt off and you can see


some fair weather cloud developing in the Midlands. For this afternoon,


it is looking hot and sunny across the board. A warmer day across


Scotland and Northern Ireland than yesterday and we could see highs in


Scotland reaching 28, maybe 29, which is also the case for England


and Wales. We could see highs around the high 20s Celsius for north-west


England, the Midlands and the north-west corner of London. Always


cooler in eastern coastal areas, because of an onshore breeze. If it


is too hot for you in land, just go to the coast. A lovely end to the


day with lots of sunshine. This evening and will be clear, dry, warm


and muggy, with the buildings exhorting all of the heat. Larger


towns and cities will be uncomfortable. Into Friday, a very


warm start and temperatures shooting up through the day. Once again,


plenty of sunshine. A bit of a breeze in the far south and


south-west and maybe one or two showers or storms in the far west of


Northern Ireland, and the temperatures up to mid to high 20s


Celsius. Northern Scotland, maybe the Midlands, could see 30. Heading


through Friday evening and overnight, we begin to see a change.


This area of low pressure and this weather front will bring a line of


showers and thunderstorms on Friday night and into Saturday morning into


the south and west. That continues to morph -- to move north and east


on Saturday morning, with torrential downpours and frequent lightning.


Into the afternoon, confined to northern and eastern parts but, to


the south, a fine afternoon, sunshine and quite hot in the


south-east. For Sunday, we could see some thunder in the south-east


again, so some showers or storms. Further north and west, a slightly


cooler and fresh appeal. We think that's what could happen into bank


holiday Monday, with the south-east remaining warm and humid, longer


spells of rain or some storms. A reminder of our main


story this lunchtime. Police stop sharing information


about the Manchester bombing with the US after leaked pictures appear


in American media showing bomb fragments and a backpack.


That's all from the BBC News at One, so it's goodbye from me.