Morning top 5: Six killed in London attack; 12 in custody over Manchester bombing

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At least six people have been killed after attackers drove into pedestrians and stabbed people in central London.

Attackers drove a van at high speed into pedestrians on London Bridge just after 10pm on Saturday before continuing to drive from the bridge to Borough Market.

There, they jumped out of the van and stabbed people, including a British Transport Police officer who has serious but not life-threatening injuries to his face, head and leg.


Police investigating the Manchester bombing now have 12 men in custody after another arrest last night.

A 20 year old man was held on suspicion of terrorism offences in Cheetham Hill Road in the city.

Officers also carried out a warrant at a house in Princess Road in Moss Side in the early hours of this morning.


The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is among the world leaders expressing their shock at the London attack.

Mr Kenny tweeted last night: "Terrible news coming from London - we stand with our close neighbours again tonight."

French President Emanuel Macron said France was "more than ever at Britain's side" after the attacks.

US President Donald Trump has offered his condolences - saying America is ready to help.

The city's mayor Sadiq Khan has described it as "deliberate and cowardly".


The RNLI has released a new video showing people the importance of not panicking if you fall into water.

The 'Float to Live' video highlights some important steps to follow if somebody finds themselves unexpectedly in cold water.

It's being described online as a very powerful video.

Gareth Morrison from the RNLI says the video features some key pieces of advice. 


A new bord bia survey shows that 1.3 million of us love to Garden.

The results were launched to coincide with the Bloom Festival which is continuing in the Phoenix Park today.

The ‘Gardening in Ireland’ study, carried out by Red C on behalf of Bord Bia, also revealed that we now garden on a regular basis.

According to the new research, Ireland's next generation of gardeners will be younger, more eco-aware and will have more maintained, compact gardens.