Two people have died and several more injured in what police are describing as a terrorist incident on London Bridge. The attacker was later shot dead. Several members of the public managed to wrestle him to ground, and their bravery has been widely praised.
The Prime Minister said earlier that any accomplices to the attack will be ‘hunted down and brought to justice’. Tonight, large parts of central London remain cordoned off, and police say extra patrols will be on duty across the capital.
Clive Myrie and our Home Affairs Correspondent Daniel Sandford lead the BBC’s News at Ten coverage, with live reports and analysis from Sarah Campbell, Security Correspondent Gordon Corera, and Deputy Political Editor John Pienaar.
A show of unity at NATO’s 70th anniversary gathering – embodied in the traditional end of meeting statement – has been overshadowed by footage of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in conversation with other leaders, apparently mocking Donald Trump.
The President responded in a press conference by calling Mr Trudeau “two-faced.” It came after testy exchanges yesterday between the US leader and France’s President – which underlined tensions over NATO’s future direction.
Reeta Chakrabarti presents tonight’s BBC News at Ten and hears from the BBC’s deputy political editor John Pienaar and diplomatic correspondent James Robbins.
There were almost 15,000 knife crimes recorded in London last year – the highest since records began. Clive Myrie spent several weeks at the Royal London Hospital’s trauma unit, where many of the victims are treated.
Police forces across England and Wales are battling rising levels of knife crime.
New figures show that between 2014 and 2018, offences involving knives in England and Wales increased by more than two-thirds – rising sharply outside London, but with the capital still the most dangerous area.
The trauma team at the Royal London Hospital in east London is one of the busiest in Europe, dealing with knife and gun attacks.
Boris Johnson has said “his job is to serve the people” as he becomes the UK’s new prime minister.
Speaking outside Downing Street after accepting The Queen’s invitation to form a government, he said he wanted to “change the country for the better”.
He said the UK would leave the EU on 31 October “no ifs, no buts”, adding: “The buck stops with me.”
Mr Johnson took over after Theresa May handed in her resignation to the Queen a short time ago.
The new PM will then begin putting together his cabinet – a number of Mrs May’s senior ministers have already resigned, having said they could not serve under him.
As she relinquished power after three years, Mrs May said being prime minister had been “the greatest honour” and wished her successor well.
Who doesn’t love the holidays? Oh, plenty of people. Maybe you have a tense relationship with your family. Or you like your family, but they live far away, and you’ll be spending the holidays solo. Perhaps you’ve suffered a loss, and the season is stirring up painful memories.
Some people loathe the consumerism and gift-grabbing excess. Even those who like celebrating can get stressed out about blowing their budget or living up to others’ expectations of jolliness. And if you’re an introvert, holiday gatherings and work parties can feel like torture.
“There are all sorts of ways to feel bad this time of year,” says Dr. Bea. “And if you’re not feeling merry, all the forced merriment around you can make you feel even worse by comparison.”
Try to remember that there are others in your shoes. “We’re all in a battle with our own brains and trying to do the best we can,” Dr. Bea says.
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In 2013, Alex Lewis developed a life-threatening condition that left him needing four amputations. He says he’s in need of a prosthetic unavailable on the NHS in England.
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Party leaders made their case to business leaders at the annual gathering of the Confederation of British Industry in London. The Prime Minister announced the Conservatives would postpone a planned cut in corporation tax next year, saving around £6bn, and spend the money on priorities such as the NHS. Jeremy Corbyn insisted that Labour was not ‘anti-business’ and promised more investment for businesses. Meanwhile Jo Swinson told delegates that the Liberal Democrats were the ‘natural party of business’ because they wanted to cancel Brexit.
With just over three weeks until the December 12th election, the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent Vicki Young takes a look at the electoral map and which parts of the UK the party’s campaign strategists will be keeping a close eye on, where the overall result could be determined.
Adult Social Care – or how to pay for older people and those over eighteen with disabilities – is an area at breaking point across the UK and likely to become a key election issue. Alison Holt investigates the issue in England, where the system is widely acknowledged to be in urgent need of reform and more money.
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The BBC’s Fergal Keane travels from Belfast to Cork to understand what effect Brexit is having on the future of the island.
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What does it mean to connect the dots, and how do you even detect the dots you want to connect?
Connect the dots originated from a picture game linking numbered dots in order, without lifting your writing instrument, to form a drawing. Today, it has evolved into a colloquialism about discovering a pattern and linking different ideas and experiences. These connections exist in the choices you make to solve problems, address day-to-day challenges, and find solutions for yourself and your teams.
In life and work, detecting the essential dots requires the ability to zoom in on and pan out from the things that define an issue. This means you need to be able to see both the minute details and the big picture.
Just like in the original game, you need to be able to stay in touch with moving to the next dot by zooming in on the task at hand and, at the same time, keep a clear, concise picture of the other issues, risks and resources related to the task, ensuring you don’t stray. Specifical