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Five NHS trusts have yet to return to normal


following an international cyber attack on Friday, which caused


Ambulances have been diverted, and patients to have treatment


Speaking after an emergency meeting of the government's COBRA committee,


Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 48, or a fifth of all trusts,


were affected - but that the vast majority were now


The cyber attack hit hospitals in Scotland as well.


This report from our Health Editor Hugh Pym.


The news shocked staff and patient alike. The cyber attack shut down


key systems. Ron Grimshaw won't forget it in a hurry. He was in the


middle of having an MMI scan but it was abruptly halted and he will have


to go back. I was stunned, obviously stunned, and the nurse said this is


the first time this has happened. I was thinking, why me? There we are.


Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt was at a meeting of the emergency committee


along with the Home Secretary, who denied there were weaknesses in NHS


systems. I don't believe it is to do with being prepared. There is always


more we can all do to make sure we are secure against viruses but I


think there had already been good preparation in place by the NHS to


make sure that they were ready for this sort of attack. In England,


hospital and Ambulance Services have been affected at 48 trusts along


with GP practices. In Scotland 11 out of 14 health boards have felt


the impact including health boards and GP surgeries. The Ambulance


Service was also affected. The NHS is very much in the recovery phase.


There is a great deal of work on going to get systems back to normal


and every effort is being made to ensure any impact on patient care is


kept to a minimum. AMD is working normally. They say while they


contained the virus it could take a while before they restorer nonurgent


services. 2000 have been taken out of commission. Each one will need


reimaging. That takes time. It will take a few days but we will be


working round-the-clock to do that as fast as we can. Staff have been


working flat out to get systems up and running normally. I'm concerned


because we don't know what we will find on Monday morning. I think


we've got sufficient understanding of the nature of the problem that we


can be very confident we can solve whatever comes up on Monday morning.


All but five of the English trusts have restored their networks. There


could be more cancellations of routine surgery and appointment next


week. Well in the last half hour


the National Crime Agency has said it will do everything in its power


to catch those behind Our Home Affairs Correspondent


Daniel Sandford joins me. What more have they been saying? The


head of the crime agency was standing shoulder to shoulder with


the leader of the national cyber Security Centre and said they did


not believe the NHS had been specifically targeted but it was the


main organisation affected. She said their absolute focus was to catch


the criminals who did this but at this stage they don't know if it was


a sophisticated criminal gang or a collection of hackers. We haven't


identified the offenders at this moment in time but we are deploying


all means available to us and we have a number of lines of enquiry.


It is really important we pursue those quickly so we can reassure the


public we are taking this very seriously. She had one specific


message to anyone affected, don't pay the ransom. Contact the National


reporting Centre for cyber crime. Jeremy Corbyn has denied


senior Labour figures are already accepting defeat


in the General Election. It follows comments


from his deputy Tom Watson that the Conservatives could be


heading for a landslide victory. Mr Corbyn said both he and Mr Watson


were 'working flat out' to get Meanwhile, the former Labour prime


minister, Gordon Brown, urged voters not to give


Theresa May "a blank cheque" Our Political Correspondent


Ian Watson reports. The Conservatives are waging a war


on the brewer. That is the claim from this former prime ministers.


You might expect it to say that the next Labour government. It but his


emphasis is on holding Theresa May to account. Her Brittan will have


more inequality and poverty than what we saw in the Thatcher years.


No Conservative Prime Minister should ever be given a free hand.


The deputy leader Tom Watson insisted he was determined to turn


round Labour's position in the polls but warned of the dangers of a big


Conservative victory. He said if she still commands the lead in the balls


she had at the start she will have on Margaret Thatcher style majority.


As Labour MPs battle to get back to Westminster we are seeing a tale of


two campaigns. The official one emphasising what they would do in


government and the unofficial one where some candidates tell me they


are going beyond what Gordon Brown and Tom Watson are saying. They are


telling voters they simply are campaigning to become a strong


opposition. In some local leaflets there is no mention of Jeremy


Corbyn. The emphasis is on reining in May. Jeremy Corbyn wanted to


focus on the election issues. He said he was working flat out for


victory and he did not recognise talk of defeat. Not at all. I'm out


round the whole country putting out a message. We are a party to the


many, not the few. We will invest in the NHS, the education system, we


will protect our pensions and pensioners and we will ensure there


is an expanding economy that works for all. Jeremy Corbyn doesn't think


he needs to shore up his support but he and his deputy reader both agree


the party faces a huge challenge to turn the political tide before June


eight. The Liberal Democrats


say their election manifesto will include proposals to build


300,000 new homes a year, The leader Tim Farron also says


developers who stockpile land without building on it


would be penalised. And Theresa May's been campaigning


in Northern Ireland today. She called on politicians


there to work together Controversy over a botched


renewable energy scheme led to the collapse of the Stormont


executive in January. More than eight hundred


children and teenagers, who'd lost a parent while serving


in the armed forces, have attended a garden party


at Buckingham Palace. They were welcomed by


the Duke and Duchess Among them, was the widow and son


of the fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed in a terror


attack in 2013. Our Royal Correspondent


Nicholas Witchell reports. It's a very large garden accustomed


to formal events like garden parties but it's the perfect place for a


children's party which is exactly what was happening at Buckingham


Palace this afternoon. A hundred children have been invited


to the Palace by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince


Harry for a very special reason. Each of these children have lost the


parent serving in the Armed Forces. One of them was Jack Rigby, the


six-year-old son of Fusilier Rigby Rigby, murdered by extremists in


London four years ago -- Fusilier Rigby.


It is a chance to know that you're in a set environment, you can ask


advice of the other parents, they've been through similar things and at


different points gone through the same things you have, the questions,


the explanations... It is a fantastic opportunity. They met


Prince Harry who was demonstrating plate spinning. The Royals joined


in, posing for pictures and entertaining the crowd, all of it


with a serious message. We, as a family and the nation, will never


forget about the sacrifices everyone of you made. This event brings


together three of the issues they take an interest in, young people,


the Armed Forces, and bereavement. For a few hours, those wider carers


could be put to one side. There's more throughout the evening


on the BBC News Channel, and I'll be back with the late news,


at 11.25 tonight.