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Downing Street is to hold a session of its emergency committee, COBRA,
in response to the global cyber attack which has disabled NHS
The Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 45 organisations
It's not yet clear the extent to which patient safety has
agency, Europol, described the cyber attack -
which has struck in about 100 countries -
A major incident cleared at this hospital to ensure patient safety.
Saint Bartholomew is is part of the largest NHS Trust in England. Some
ambulances are being diverted to neighbouring hospitals and there
will be no outpatient treatment today. I was worried. The computers
being down and somebody asking for money, I've got to stay in here and
it was a bit frustrating. It is after this message came up on
countless computers across the NHS demanding an -- a ransom to access
files. They had a severe tummy pain for ten days, the patient I saw, we
needed to find out why he was in pain, we could not find out because
we could not get the blood results. It is part of a global situation,
cyber attacks are at an unprecedented level according to the
EU's law-enforcement agency. Organisations in 100 countries have
been hit. 45 NHS organisations have been affected including 11 of
Scotland's health boards. There is a great deal of work ongoing to get
the system back to normal. Everything is being done to ensure
it is kept to an absolute minimum disruption. The system locks
computers before demanding money. The NHS is particularly vulnerable
because of the ageing IT systems. They have been asked to move from
Windows XP. People don't always move as quickly as you would like. There
will be lessons to be learned from this example. Experts say it is
vital technology is up-to-date. This is like making sure that you lock
the doors and windows before you go to bed. It won't stop the burglars,
necessarily, but will keep most of them out. The government does not
believe patient data has been stolen, there will be a meeting of
the emergency committee this afternoon.
The former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown is calling on voters
to elect Labour candidates that will hold Theresa May to account -
His comments follow a warning - from Labour's Deputy
Leader Tom Watson - that the Conservatives would win
a 'Margaret Thatcher style landslide'
Our Political Correspondent Leila Nathoo joins me.
What is surprising is he is not suggesting it for a Labour
government but for a different cause. This is Gordon Brown's second
intervention. He delivered a speech with much the same message saying
that the May is asking for a blank cheque from voters and he says they
need to back Labour to speak up for things like the NHS, social justice,
better education. He did not mention anything about a future Labour
government. The references were to the ones in the past. Labour's
deputy leader has given an interview to the Guardian. He said if there is
no dent in the Tory lead then Theresa May could be on for a
majority of more than 100 MPs. Tom Watson says there are exciting
ideas. There is an undertone that we will be in opposition but we should
make it a strong opposition. Jeremy Corbyn says it is not a foregone
conclusion but there are different ones from other MPs.
Meanwhile the Conservatives say they want to give people the power
to demand social media companies delete any embarrassing content,
But critics have questioned whether the legislation
is enforceable, since many of the big social media
Other news, over three million customers in south-east England have
been told to save water because of a lack of rainfall.
The company which supplies parts of the home counties,
north London, and Kent, say many rivers in the region
Using the shower rather than the bath - and stopping
the use of garden sprinklers - are among ideas being suggested.
The Eurovision Song Contest final is being held in Ukraine this
evening, with Italy's entry, an act involving a man
dressed as a gorilla, the strong favourite to win.
Lucie Jones will be representing the UK, performing her ballad
Our Moscow Correspondent, Steve Rosenberg, is in Kiev,
and has been to meet some of the contestants.
It's Eurovision 2017, and it's all rather confusing.
The audience is not understanding it.
I am leaving the whole meaning to them.
And what is going on with one of the favourites,
"The monkey," Francesco Gabbani tells me, "is a symbol that
at the end of the day we are all naked apes."
Among the frontrunners are Bulgaria and
You know, there was a time when the UK was always a contender
We always seemed to be in with a shot at the top spot.
More recently we have been propping up
But could this be the year that Britain is back?
At rehearsals, Lucie Jones has been impressing
everybody with her power ballad, Never Give Up On You.
I am hoping that I will go home with the respect
of the nation that watched the show at home.
If the UK wants success in Eurovision, this could be
No to a man who needs no costume, Mike Bushell at the sports centre.
Plenty of make up under the eyes. While Chelsea have already claimed
the Premier League title after beating West Bromwich Albion
last night, the race is still on to qualify
for the Champions League. Manchester City can move up
to third, if they can get at least They're hoping for three points,
though, after David Silva put them ahead just before
the half hour mark. Leicester were incensed though,
feeling Raheem Sterling was in an offside position
and interfering with play. Jesus has just made it 2-0 from the
penalty spot. In the Scottish Premiership,
Rangers need a point against Hearts to clinch third place
and they're 1-0 up, thanks Hearts are down to ten men,
after Prince Buaben was sent off Manchester City manager
Pep Guardiola used today's programme notes to wish the club's women's
team good luck in They're up against Birmingham City
Ladies and it's live City are aiming for
a domestic treble. You dream of playing in Wembley. You
dream of captaining your side. Ever since I've join this club it has
been about trying to win the FA Cup and we are one step closer to doing
that. Definitely up there with the stuff I've achieved so far. It is
exciting for us. This is the third year it has been at Wembley. We want
to put on a great performance. We are not just going there to be
another team in the FA Cup final. We want to win. We want to showcase
what we are about as a team. We are a footballing team. We show grit and
determination as well. We cannot wait.
Jonny Brownlee's return to the World Triathlon Series
was almost as dramatic as his collapse at
In treacherous conditions in Yokohama, Japan,
he was caught up in a crash, on the last lap of the bike leg
and sent flying over the railings, but he carried his damaged bike
to the transition point to get his running shoes on
before eventually finishing down in 42nd place,
You can see highlights tomorrow at one o'clock on BBC Two.
In rugby union, Saracens are looking to retain their Champions Cup
They take on Clermont Auvergne in the final at Murrayfield.
Not only that, they're hoping to complete a double double,
Hats off to Saracens, champions of England. European champions. They
produced a magnificent performance. They thrive on being different. It
has helped make them the most successful trophy hunters. You look
forward to semifinals and finals. You have that connection together
that will get you through. Ashton has experience of such moments. His
England days are now over but he is one swan dive away from being the
record try scorer. Last year nobody got over the line in the final but
this was Farrell's final. Metronomic yet magic, Man of the Match at the
last final and back to dominate this one. He and his team became
Premiership champions after that but now the double could be doubled.
Such speculation is banned. We need to make sure we get to a place where
we want to be. Then we will be able to go out there and put in a
performance we will be proud of. Their opponents often wilts. They
are twice beaten finalists in this competition, 11 times beaten in
France. They face a side on the cusp of greatness. The secret behind
every trophy, the karaoke. See, on Eurovision night we have
some music for you. You can see more on all of today's
stories throughout the afternoon The next news on BBC One
is at five past six. Sunshine and showers on the wafer
Sunday. Today has been a bit of a mixed