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Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing

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with the US following leaks to the American media.

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After pictures appear showing bomb fragments and a backpack,

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Britain expresses its anger at the highest level.

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

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between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure.

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In the past hour, police have described recent

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

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

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The Queen visits staff at the children's hospital,

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and speaks to survivors of the attack.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Donald Trump arrives in Brussels Net migration to the UK falls

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by 84,000 - most of those leaving SHOUTING

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

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

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for the Manchester atrocity. And coming up in the

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sport on BBC News... Already in practice earlier

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today ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix,

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where Jenson Button Good afternoon, and welcome

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

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

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

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information about the attack with officials in the United States

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after a series of leaks thought The New York Times published

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photographs showing fragments of the bomb and a backpack used

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to conceal it. An angry Theresa May says

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

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headquarters, as police in Manchester announce further

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arrests, and the names At 11am this morning,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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contains scenes you may find distressing.

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Another fast moving police operation in Manchester this morning. Officers

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

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

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

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three days now in Manchester. Heavily armed officers arriving at

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

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expanding investigation. Overnight, there were more raids and more

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

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

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

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staff of Greater Manchester Police, along with the National

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counterterrorist policing network, and UK intelligence services. I want

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

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initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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working with international colleagues on defeating terrorism. I

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will make clear to President Trump that intelligence that is shared

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

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Manchester mayor expressed his dismay. I made known my concerns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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that detectives investigating Monday's atrocity have made

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

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network. But there are still important blindspots, particularly

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

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

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some suspicious substances or unaccounted for.

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

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

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was in Dusseldorf just four days before the attack.

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First, let's get the latest on the investigation

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with our Home Affairs Correspondent, Daniel Sandford.

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

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

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

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of some confidence about this investigation now for a couple of

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

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

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

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arrests are significant that items that were very important to the

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

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the Americans, the withdrawal of cooperation of this investigation

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

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will soon resume. Of course the questions for the intelligence

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services about whether they missed the opportunity to stop Salman

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

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were worried about his extremist views. A security source today

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

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

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

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to focus on inevitably relied on difficult professional judgments. It

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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our own intelligence services leaking against me, and giving

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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very different culture in America about the handing out of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Let's had to Berlin and talk to Damian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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media reports. It seems he flew straight from Dusseldorf to

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Manchester. German police have also confirmed they have been

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investigating closely with British intelligence services. That is what

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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affected by the attack. Greater Manchester's Mayor,

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Andy Burnham, was among those hundreds of people observing

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

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moving those few minutes were. Our correspondent

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Sarah Campbell reports. Remembering the children,

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teenagers, mothers, fathers, relatives and friends

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

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different traditions, different cultures, we come as one

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to declare that we are Manchester and we will continue

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to be that Manchester, and so we ask your blessing

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

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

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

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in Manchester lasted for a minute We are Manchester through

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

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

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

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

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

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

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because she was so fearful I came to show my children

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

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

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

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victims were released today. Eilidh MacLeod was 14

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years old and from Barra She was at the Ariana Grande

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concert with a friend, who is still in a serious

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condition in hospital. Wendy Fawell was 50 years old and

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

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

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

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and from Gateshead. She was at the concert

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with her stepfather, Courtney's mother said

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

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Cheshire police officer. In a statement from her family,

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

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

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

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remembered here at this square in Manchester, people arriving here

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

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

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

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After a warm welcome in the Middle East,

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

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

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

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Nato says it will become more involved in the fight

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against so-called Islamic State militants, but the President

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is likely to face pressure on trade and environmental concerns.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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cool. Arriving at EU HQ a few minutes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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of the Atlantic alliance, the value of western countries working

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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predecessor. One of my favourite partners throughout my presidency is

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

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outstanding work. EU leaders are certainly more with the last

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

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

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

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

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Police stop sharing information about the Manchester bombing with

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the US after leaked pictures appear in American media showing bomb

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

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

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Ahead of this weekend's Manchester City Games,

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featuring Olympians Greg Rutherford and Asha Philip, Philip tells us

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

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

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

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citizens leaving the country. The Office for National Statistics

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said the change was driven by "a statistically significant"

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

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citizens leaving. On these latest numbers, the rise in

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population due to immigration is still more than double what the

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

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

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

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

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and take away the number of emigrants leaving, which was

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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with the uncertainty about the Brexit situation. People are not

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

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you earned would exchange for more Polish or Czech Republic currency

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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There were angry scenes at Ukip's manifesto launch,

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as party leaders accused Theresa May of being partly to blame

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

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She cited Mrs May's failure to curb immigration,

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

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Reporters were shouted down as they sought to challenge party

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From Westminster, here's our political

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Ukip back in campaigning mode after the Manchester attack.

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Lighting candles, they say, is not enough.

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Instead, an accusation that the Prime Minister must

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bear some responsibility for what happened.

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Theresa May has allowed jihadists who fought alongside Islamic State

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She has failed to stop extremists spreading hatred

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

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Paul Nuttall promised his party will cut out what he called

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

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

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

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

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

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What I am saying is that the politicians in this country

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are too cowardly at the moment to actually face up

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Ukip used this manifesto launch to push the integration agenda,

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

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time to stick with them and to win new support.

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

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

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The message is that Ukip are prepared to do and say

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

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

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to backslide, during these negotiations, then it must note

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After a dismal performance in the local elections

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and a depleted roster of Parliamentary candidates,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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to deal with the victims of the bombing.

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

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She also met four young girls recovering from the blast,

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Yes, a big shock, a really big shock.

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

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

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

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She won a competition for her and her friend

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

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There was a spontaneous round of cheering and applause.

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Many health workers and ambulance staff have been working flat out

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since they got the call on Monday night.

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One of the hospitals involved in treating the victims

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

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had time now to reflect on what they have seen

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I had contact through social media initially that something had

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

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

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patient from the incident, which made us then

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It was quite clear that this was significant and a horrific

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

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When I arrived, the level of professionalism that I saw

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amongst my colleagues was phenomenal.

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

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What we saw on the night was real determination,

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resilience, teamwork, staff really coming up

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

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I was inundated with messages from the team -

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That came from health care assistants, nurses,

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allied health professionals, doctors, consultants,

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We all knew there were chances that we would know

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This explosion happened in somewhere familiar to all of us.

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We all have a sense of identity with Manchester.

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

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

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I'm very proud of the way they responded.

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And you want to hug your nearest and dearest.

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It was the day after really when feelings settled in.

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

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

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Remarkable people who did a remarkable job at Stepping Hill in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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showers and thunderstorms on Friday night and into Saturday morning into

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

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on Saturday morning, with torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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story this lunchtime. Police stop sharing information

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about the Manchester bombing with the US after leaked pictures appear

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in American media showing bomb fragments and a backpack.

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

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