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for pandemic is how valuable life is for everybody and how we need to take care of the elderly and vulnerable in our society and indeed just the other week the cqc issued a report in which they criticise the human rights abuses that have taken place in relation to the response to the covid pandemic. the in relation to the response to the covid pandemic.— covid pandemic. the ministry of justice covid pandemic. the ministry of justice said _ covid pandemic. the ministry of justice said any _ covid pandemic. the ministry of justice said any change - covid pandemic. the ministry of justice said any change to - covid pandemic. the ministry of i justice said any change to the law must be for individual mps to consider rather than a decision for government. the law as it stands is one that sharply divides opinions on both sides. helena wilkinson, bbc news. the life and legacy of diana, princess of wales is going to be recognised with a blue plaque in london. it's thought it could be placed at her earl's court flat, where she lived before her marriage to prince charles. english heritage says it will be one of six new plaques dedicated to pioneering women. the organisation says it is continuing to try and address the gender imbalance in the scheme, which was set up 150 years ago.
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time for a look at the weather. he is darren bett. hello, i want to show you the early sunrise in cornwall, that's a result of all the saharan dust we've got in the air. it looks quite eerie, doesn't it? it's the south west —— south—west that will see the highest temperatures today. for many parts of the uk it feels colder than yesterday because we have more of a breeze and the breeze is now coming in from the east or north—east from a chilly north sea and that's filtering more cloud across northern england, down into the midlands, although we do have much more sunshine and dry weather today across scotland and northern ireland. the biggest change in temperature comes in norfolk, where that was the warmest part of the country yesterday, 2a degrees. all things unto today, the wind off the sea, more cloud, a top temperature of 9 degrees. it's also significantly colder today across the northern eastern parts of
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england and into the midlands, highest temperatures in the south—west of 18—19 . some sunshine to end the day, overnight will continue to feed in cloud at times across england and wales, northern scotland as well, northern ireland and the rest of scotland having clear skies and that means a frost overnight. it could be as low as “4 and the risk of a frost extends across northern england, wales and the midlands too. we are all going to be into colder air across the uk for good friday. the colder air around an area of high pressure which is keeping it essentially dry. having said that they could be one or two showers in the morning across the east coast of scotland, north—east england before the cloud breaks later in the day. the wind speed cloud down the eastern side of england, but head further west and northern ireland, there should be much more in the way of sunshine but it's colder, 13 degrees the top temperature and even lower than that again towards those north sea coasts. it's going to be quite chilly again as we head into saturday. the breeze blowing and cloud across the eastern side of
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england, perhaps into the midlands, more sunshine again further west and into northern ireland and scotland and those temperature still disappointing really for this time of the year. it's going to be quite a cold easter weekend as a whole. we got the risk of frost overnight so gardner's beware, but the really cold air arrives on easter monday as the winds pick—up and introduce wintry showers as well. easter sunday, for the southern half of the uk it shouldn't be too bad, lots of dry weather and sunshine. further north, the pressure is dropping, it's getting windy, the wet weather is moving down from the north on sunday and we start to get colder. an arctic blast of air by easter monday sweeping down across the whole of the country and it brings some snow, especially in the hills. serving metropolitan police officer has been convicted of being involved with the band terrorist
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organisation.— with the band terrorist organisation. with the band terrorist oruanisation. ., ., , organisation. now time to the news when ou organisation. now time to the news when you are. _ organisation. now time to the news when you are, goodbye. _ hello. time for the sport with me, hugh ferris. uefa are considering whether to allow squads at euro 2020 to have more than the normal 23 players. the coronavirus pandemic has already led to the tournament being delayed by a year... but with cases rising across mainland europe... ..and the difficulty of postponing any matches... uefa may well let coaches select a bigger squad to cope... should there be any positive tests within a camp. i know there is some discussion about perhaps an extended number in the squad. i'm not certain i'm behind that. i know coronavirus could play a part but i think there is a skill to picking 23 and it means that you have got to make good and important decisions and some of that can be lost as you get an
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extended group. so, yeah, let's see how that develops but i'm not 100% for it, i'd have to say. tiger woods will decide if the results of an investigation into his car crash are released... ..after the incident left him with serious injuries. the cause of the crash has been determined by the los angeles county sheriff's office but they say they won't share their findings unless the 15 time major winner allows them to. woods needed surgery after suffering a fractured leg and shattered ankle in the crash in february. the first women's major of the golf season starts today — as the a.n.a inspiration tournament gets underway in california. michelle wie west will be playing in just her second tournament since giving birth — but two time champion brittany lincicome has warned it'll take time for her to find her best form once again. you take time off and you get out of competitive golf. it doesn't seem like... we've been doing it forever, it seems like it'd be second nature, just like riding a bike and coming back. but it's definitely —
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there's more pressure there. it's definitely harder. and it'll probably take her a few minutes. take her a few many times. obviously, i hope she does great. obviously, i always root for all the moms. i cannot wait for somebody to win and have their child out on the 18th green and come run up to them and give them a hug — i think that would be so cool. the first players tee off at ten past three our time. michelle wie west is part of the second group to go off eleven minutes later... mel reid is among the first brits out at 3:43. charley hull will be hoping for a decent start when she tees off around half an hour later. a committee of mps is to launch an inquiry into the value of hosting high—profile sporting events. with a number taking place in the uk in 2022... ..including the commonwealth games in birmingham... ..and with a potential joint bid with ireland for the 2030 world cup... ..the digital, culture, media and sport committee will examine the role of major cultural and sporting events in celebrating the uk's national identity... ..saying "the focus will be how the government is using these events as opportunities to define what the uk means to both its citizens and the rest of the world."
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helena rowland will start at flyhalf for england's opening women's six nations match against scotland on saturday. the number 10 shirt was up for grabs following the retirement of world cup winning captain katy daly—mclean. and head coach simon middleton says rowland's main competitor for the position... zoe harrison of saracens who was due to be on the bench... has been dropped because of a breach of covid protocols. zoe was selected, she was selected onto the bench but we got a few protocols and one of them is about reporting in in the morning on a regular basis and so we had a slight misdemeanourfor a couple regular basis and so we had a slight misdemeanour for a couple of her reporting is in and we've stood her down as a result of that. reportings in and we've stood her down as a result of that. west indies�* captain kraigg brathwaite will play for gloucestershire in this year's county championship. the opener will fly
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to england after the final match of their test series against sri lanka. brathwaite was in action in the field yesterday, taking a catch as sri lanka trail by 104 runs with two wickets of their first innings left. day four of the second test gets underway in antigua later. i'll have more for you in the next hour. thank you, hugh. you are watching bbc news. i'mjane hill to take thank you, hugh. you are watching bbc news. i'm jane hill to take you through the next few hours about coverage. we will be talking about coronavirus and we will have more from the old bailey on the verdict that came throughjust from the old bailey on the verdict that came through just around about quarter to one. but let's talk about the resignation of the prime minister's senior adviser on race. speaking this morning borisjohnson said mr kasumu had done valuable work increasing vaccine update among ethnic minorities. work increasing vaccine uptake among ethnic minorities. well, i worked very closely
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with samuel in the last year or so. he's done great stuff and i thank him very much, particularly on helping to encourage vaccine take—up amongst more hesitant groups and communities. and, actually, we are seeing some real success there and although it is true that different groups have been coming forward at different paces, everybody is increasing their take—up, so i thank him very much for that. 0n the race review, it's been widely condemned by people of colour and by equality campaigners. are they wrong? look, this is a... very interesting... ..piece of work. i don't think that the government is going to agree with absolutely everything in it but it has some original and stimulating work in it that i think people need to read and to consider. there are very serious issues that our society faces to do with racism that we need to address and we've got to do more to fix it.
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we need to understand the severity of the problem and we will look at all the ideas they have put forward and we will be making our response. i suppose that the accusation is that you rigged to the report by picking commissioners who'd actually previously dismissed institutional racism and then, you know, surprise, surprise! they say that this is not problem? well, actually, if you look at it, i think that they have come forward with about 2k interesting ideas to promote equality, to promote equality of opportunity, to give people of all communities, all races, all backgrounds in this country more opportunity but also to understand the true nature of the barriers and the discrimination they unquestionably feel. so there are some interesting things in it. i'm not going to say we agree with every word but we are going to respond in due course. the prime minister speaking on a visit this morning. in the past hour, the first minister of wales has
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confirmed the next steps in lifting covid restrictions. non—essential businsesses will be allowed to reopen on 12th april, which is also when people will be allowed to travel in and out of the country. mark drakeford said pubs, restaurants and cafes can open their outdoor areas from 26th april. 0ur our focus 0urfocus for our focus for the 0urfocus for the coming our focus for the coming three weeks cycle will be to ensure that all pupils and students return to schools and colleges from the 12th of april. from that date, as well, all shops will be able to reopen, all shops will be able to reopen, all close contact services will be able to reopen, travel into and out of wales to the rest of the uk and within the common travel area will resume. ewing's at weddings can resume. ewing's at weddings can resume by appointment, outdoor canvassing the maple is my collections can begin but within strict guidelines. at the same time, we will give the go—ahead for a number of outdoor pilot events to be
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held. these will include cultural and sporting events and we will work with the muslim council hearing wales to consider how we can help people celebrate eid. this is a significant package of measures, significant package of measures, significant steps towards normality. we will give everybody a sense of life returning again. but i understand how important certainty is, in our own lives and in businesses and that reason, i want to look further ahead to the next review cycle, a cycle that will happen in the second part of april and into may to help us all planned for the future. now, the further we get away from today, of course, the more provisional dates become and all are subject to the public health situation at the time. i want to repeat what the chief medical officer said, just a few minutes officer said, just a few minutes ago, we are dealing with a very
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different virus this time. it is fast — moving, and it is unpredictable. we want to be able to carry on with this programme of unblocking restrictions. iwant carry on with this programme of unblocking restrictions. i want to see business open and trading. we all want to see pubs open, people celebrating getting married and wales welcoming visitors again. but for that to happen, we still need everybody�*s help. we will need a sort of go on doing the things that have helped to keep wales safe if we are going to keep rates of coronavirus in the community loan and stable. so looking ahead to next three weeks cycle, if the public health position remains positive then, on monday the 26th of april, outdoor attractions will reopen,
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outdoor attractions will reopen, outdoor hospitality, including cafe is, pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen. 0n is, pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen. on monday the 3rd of may, organised outdoor activities for up to 30 people will be able to take place, wedding receptions will be possible outdoors for up to 30 people. and, from monday the 10th of may, gyms, leisure centres and fitness facilities will be able to reopen for individual and one—to—one training. and these will be the first indoor areas to reopen in wales. extended households will also be reinstated. two households able to meet and have contact indoors. the first minister of wales outlining the changes that will come in later this month. france will enter another lockdown on saturday. it'll last at least three weeks, and schools and non—essential shops will close once again.
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france has seen a rise in the number of new cases and hospitalisations recently — with nearly 60,000 new infections reported yesterday and 5,000 people with covid now in intensive care. the country's president emmanuel macron said it risked losing control over the virus if it failed to deal with the accelerating outbreak. 0ur paris correspondent hugh schofield explained it was the pressure on hospitals that has forced president macron to make the move. once again, the hospitals are feeling the pinch, and it's the coming crisis at hospitals that has led to this action. there is fear expressed by doctors across the country, particularly in paris, nice, that if nothing is done we are going to reach that point we've been close to before where there just aren't enough beds in critical care to cope with the covid input,
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plus other conditions. and so once again, for the third time, we have lockdown now. it's not the same kind of lockdown that we had a year ago, it is much looser in the sense you can go out on the street pretty much as you wish, as long as you don't go 10km from your home. nonetheless, the shops are shut, non—essential shops will be shut across the country from saturday and schools are shutting. that is an important change, because president macron had prided himself on making france different from other countries in europe in keeping to a third way on the lockdown front, not going down the road of complete shutdowns but keeping schools open. this was so the social aspect of the life was kept going. he was criticised for that decision back injanuary. that was because things were beginning to look bad. doctors told him it wasn't the right approach because with the british variant arriving we are going
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to have a big hit at the end of march, and there has been that big surge, and he's now had to do what he said he wasn't going to do. he's had to eat a certain amount of humble pie and the opposition and the political opposition is making hay with it. hugh schofield, in paris, and we will be talking about the situation in france just after tpm. will be talking about the situation in francejust after tpm. and will be talking about the situation in france just after tpm. and we'll have more about that situation and the impending lockdown. impending lockdown. the headlines on bbc news... a serving metropolitan police officer has been convicted of membership of a banned neo—nazi terrorist organisation. the metropolitan police is investigating allegations that a serving officer raped two female colleagues. the prime minister's senior adviser on ethnic minorities, samuel kasumu, is to leave the role. the number of coronavirus deaths in brazil has hit a new monthly high,
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with over 60,000 people dying from the disease in march. the surge has pushed the country's health service to the point of collapse and seen support for presidentjair bolsonaro plummet. mark lobel reports. coronavirus claims another life in brazil. one of thousands a day, during this worsening crisis. so why is this happening? in addition of suboptimal implementation of these public health measures, the separation of the p1 variant of concern, countrywide in brazil, is clearly contributing to the increase of cases. yet president bolsonaro doesn't think staying at home is the answer. his attempts to curtail local lockdowns through the courts angered the military, leading to a dramatic changing of the guard, including his defence chief, unprecedentedly causing his commanders of the army, navy and air force to quit.
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but in this confrontation the president — a former military man himself — is not standing down. translation: | appeal- to all the authorities in brazil to review this policy and allow the people to go to work. rallying behind him, his supporters took to rio's copacabana beach with a warning shot to critics, reminding them of their history on the 57th anniversary of the coup that unseated a left—wing president, ushering in 20 years of military rule. translation: with all this | communism, the left wanting to dominate, practically prohibits the president from governing. but under president bolsonaro's watch, some hospital emergency departments have run out of room to treat patients. 0n the streets in sao paulo, charities are struggling to provide enough food for those in need, with donations drying up as the lines get longer after financial aid for the most vulnerable was cut injanuary.
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translation: there are even families on the streets now. . it was a very different scenario from the street population that was predominantly male before the pandemic. it was 80% male and now there are families. perhaps the government is beginning to notice. hand—outs will begin again next week. but there is little else to indicate this alarming loss of life will end soon. mark lobel, bbc news. the search for a student from west london who went missing ten days ago is now focused on epping forest after it emerged he caught a cab to loughton on the night he disappeared. specialist search officers from across the met are trying
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the search for a student from west london who went missing ten days ago is now focused on epping forest after it emerged he caught a cab to loughton on the night he disappeared. specialist search officers from across the met are trying to find 19—year—old richard 0korogheye from ladbroke grove, who has sickle cell disease and had been shielding. a short while ago detective superintendent danny gosling from the met police gave this update. we have been making extensive enquiries into the disappearance of richard and, over the last days, we've conducted a number of enquiries in relation to his mobile phone activity and also his financial activity. and as a direct consequence of that, we are able to identify that richard paid for a taxi from west london which brought him here and, having spoken to the taxi driver, and made some cctv enquiries, we are confident that this was richard's last sighting at about half past midnight, into the early hours of tuesday the 23rd. that was nine days ago now. that presumably means you have a very large area to search then? well, we do. this is one key line of enquiry we are pursuing. there is a large number of officers, search officers, who are focusing in and
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around the epping forest area which is close by to hear. but there are other key lines of enquiry that we are still actively pursuing. what are they? so, in relation to his financial activity, again, but still activity, again, that is still a valid line of enquiry and there's a number and there's a number of enquiries around his laptops and computers which are currently at the laboratory being examined to see there's any other indications or lines that we can follow. is there a working theory at the moment? his mum, who i've spoken to today, believes he may have been meeting someone online who he may have come here to meet. well, i think it's important to keep an open mind at the moment and to pursue all those lines of enquiry to help us understand that. and, obviously, we will go where those enquiries take us and where the evidence leads. has there been financial activity in the last nine days? i'm not able to comment exactly at the moment because these results are coming through daily, regularly and so, obviously, it's difficult for me to comment on that at the moment.
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how about his phone? are you able to comment on this matter as well? at the moment, the phone is still a key tell, at the moment, there's been no activity on his finds that we are aware of. how concerned are you for his well—being, given that he does have sickle—cell disease? well, i'm concerned for his well—being because his 19 years old and he's a missing person and i am as concerned as his family are, as my colleagues are, because we are parents ourselves but the most important thing is that we can appeal to the public to carry on with their amazing support. please, if you have seen or heard anything, please get in touch. i'm sure the details will be published at the end of the interview and, in fact, for those who have come forward we appreciate it because without their support we would be dealing with a significantly more difficult enquiry. how big is the area you are searching? offices are in epping forest but it is a big vast area? that we have some specialist search advisers who are able to break the search parameters down into manageable sizes and we will obviously adapt and shape our enquiry according to those recommendations.
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any idea why he may have come here? no. we really do not know. there doesn't appear to be any clear reason why he has come here but, equally, it's an ongoing, active investigation and we hope to get to the bottom of that with our enquiries and with the help of the public. enquiries and with the help of the ublic. , , ., , , , public. time must be, in any missing erson public. time must be, in any missing person enquiry. _ public. time must be, in any missing person enquiry. of— public. time must be, in any missing person enquiry, of essence? - public. time must be, in any missing person enquiry, of essence? yes, . public. time must be, in any missing| person enquiry, of essence? yes, any investigation — person enquiry, of essence? yes, any investigation where _ person enquiry, of essence? yes, any investigation where we _ person enquiry, of essence? yes, any investigation where we have - person enquiry, of essence? yes, any investigation where we have concernsj investigation where we have concerns the people, time is not ourfriend but what i can say is that we are working tirelessly. there are a lot of officers on this case, from where i'm based and also specialist officers who are assisting with those specialist enquiries are touched on. those specialist enquiries are touched on-_ those specialist enquiries are touched on. ~ ., , , those specialist enquiries are touched on. ~ ., , ., , touched on. women first spoke to his arents, touched on. women first spoke to his parents. they — touched on. women first spoke to his parents, they were _ touched on. women first spoke to his parents, they were very _ touched on. women first spoke to his parents, they were very critical - touched on. women first spoke to his parents, they were very critical of - parents, they were very critical of the metropolitan police buzz handling of the case saying that they were not taken seriously enough, initially. but he was a low—risk days before being
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classified as high risk. apparently an officer told his parents, if you can't find him then how do you expect us to find him? itinfoil can't find him then how do you expect us to find him? well today, we are here _ expect us to find him? well today, we are here to _ expect us to find him? well today, we are here to ask _ expect us to find him? well today, we are here to ask the _ expect us to find him? well today, we are here to ask the publics - expect us to find him? well today, | we are here to ask the publics help to come forward with any id information that will identify where he is and our hopes are that we will find which is safe and well and be able to be united with his family. i think the most important thing is to continue our appeal to the public so the momentum isn't lost and we had fantastic support on that. aha, the momentum isn't lost and we had fantastic support on that.— fantastic support on that. a number of local residents _ fantastic support on that. a number of local residents have _ fantastic support on that. a number of local residents have said - fantastic support on that. a number of local residents have said that - of local residents have said that there have been reported sightings at a road junction, of richard, multiple sightings, can you comment on those? as far as possible sightings are concerned, we are actively pursuing that. but
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sightings are concerned, we are actively pursuing that.— actively pursuing that. but is certainly an _ actively pursuing that. but is certainly an important - actively pursuing that. but is certainly an important line . actively pursuing that. but is| certainly an important line of requiring we are looking at. i5 requiring we are looking at. is there a mental—health aspect of this? his mother he was shielding through the pandemic. it’s this? his mother he was shielding through the pandemic. it's difficult to comment _ through the pandemic. it's difficult to comment on _ through the pandemic. it's difficult to comment on anybody's - through the pandemic. it's difficult to comment on anybody's mentall through the pandemic. it's difficult. to comment on anybody's mental or physical health. it is not something i'm ready prepared today but what i can say is that there are a significant number of officers looking into all aspects of richard's disappearance. please, if you know anything, please get in touch so we can get him reunited with his family as soon as possible. danny gosling with the investigation into the disappearance of 19—year—olds who has been missing now for ten days and we will keep you up—to—date with that story, of course. much more coming up after two. let's get a look at the weather now. here's darren.
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a dry bright afternoon and the biggest change in the weather is across norfolk. the warmest place in the country yesterday at 2a degrees. today, cloud is coming in and temperatures may be no higher than nine celsius. the reason for the changes that we have more of a breeze today the reason for the change is that we have more of a breeze today and it's coming in from the north, the north—east and the cold north sea. the biggest drop in temperatures today will be across northern parts of england, out across to the south—west. this is where we got the highest temperatures, 18—19 c. more sunshine although more for scotland and northern ireland. it will come and go a bit overnight. but where we have the clearest skies in scotland and northern ireland, we are likely to have a frost overnight. could be down to “4 in some parts of scotland. a risk of frost extends its way down to the midlands and wales where the cloud is a little bit more variable. as we head into the easter weekend,
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good friday is going to be chilly, with that cold front moving down across the whole of the country around this area of high pressure which is keeping it fine and dry. one of two light showers in the morning for eastern scotland and eastern england, before the cloud moves inland. best of the sunshine properly for northern ireland, wales, south england, wales, temperatures only 9—10 c. highs of 13 in the afternoon. heading into easter saturday, we have got more cloud feeding in off the breeze on the north sea for eastern parts of england and perhaps the midlands too. away from the north of the country, temperatures changing not too much. a chilly old day on saturday. then it's going to be quite a cold easter weekend as a whole. there's a risk of some frost overnight. there's a risk of some
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frost overnight. some really cold wind on monday as the wind strengthens and they will be some wintry showers around as well. the easter sunday, it may not bt back in the southern half of the uk. the easter sunday, it may not be back in the southern half of the uk. dry weather and sunshine that further north, wet and windy weather and nba get really wintry by the end of the day. an arctic blast of air will sweep down across the whole of the country by easter monday and it means the risk of some snow, especially in the hills.
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this is bbc news, i'mjane hill. the headlines: a serving metropolitan police officer has been convicted of membership of a banned neo—nazi terrorist organisation. benjamin hannam is the first british officer to be convicted of a terrorism offence. never before as a serving police officer been prosecuted for being a member of a terrorist group. when we identified the person was a police officer it was of course a shock but we then moved very quickly to arrest ben hannam. the prime minister's senior adviser on ethnic minorities, samuel kasumu, is to leave the role. borisjohnson says it's not related to the controversial government report about race.
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i've worked very closely with samuel in the last year or so.

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