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The fallout from Friday's global cyber attack continues -


with 11 NHS Trusts in England still reporting problems.


The advice to patients - turn up for an appointment


but some Trusts have really struggled.


It became clear it was almost engulfing the organisation.


almost 2,000 of our 6,000 PCs out of action.


But there are questions about whether warnings


that the NHS is vulnerable to attack were ignored.


Theresa May promises the biggest growth in workers' rights


of any Tory government - if her party wins the election.


Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn pledges the NHS will receive


an extra ?37 billion by 2022 if it wins in June.


His first full day as French President -


Emmanuel Macron's diary includes choosing a Prime Minister


And why the sky's the limit for Verdun Hayes, aged 101.


I woke up this morning one of the happiest men in the world.


Good afternoon, and welcome to the BBC News at One.


The government's emergency committee, Cobra,


is to meet to discuss Friday's cyber-attack,


which hit NHS trusts across the country.


11 Trusts in England are still experiencing problems.


Patients have been urged to turn up for appointments


The head of Microsoft has said the attack should be treated


as a "wake-up call" - and, here, questions are growing


about whether the government had adequately prepared the NHS


For our first report, let's go to our correspondent Danny Savage,


First impressions here at York today was that everything is fairly


normal. The car park is busy. Many people coming and going to their


outpatient appointments, but then when you look around a little


closer, you can see that lots of computers are still switched off


with warning signs on them not to be touched. Things are far from normal


in there. It's got a lot better since Friday, but there are still


problems across the system at the moment. York is typical of many


hospitals across England today. A large number of computers are still


unusable after Friday's cyber attack. Leading to lots of pen and


paper administration. But the message to most patients is to turn


up as planned. Everybody is getting written down as having appointments.


Hopefully, they will send the appointment out when they get them.


Did it slow things down? No, they were professional about it. They did


well. It must be a nightmare for them. I asked my GP, because I was


referred from the surgery. What was that advice? To go down as normal.


As time goes on, more and more computers are up and running again.


It feels like business as usual, although the staff would say


otherwise. Once it became clear it was almost engulfing the


organisation, at the last count we had 2000 of our 6000 PCs out of


action. That is quite disabling for clinical services. Further south in


Lincolnshire it is a different story. The United Lincolnshire


Hospitals trust says work is ongoing to restore the IT systems.


That has left patients like Steve expecting results on tests for


cancer still wondering about his diagnosis. I suppose it is because


the NHS hasn't spent sufficient money on IT safeguards that we are


in the state we are in. The bottom line is, there's only one person who


is going to suffer, and that is the tens of thousands like me. There are


clearly wide variations between hospitals. Over just how badly they


were hit and how quickly they are recovering from the cyber attack.


The fallout will be far reaching and uncomfortable for some. It's


difficult to know why, but some of the theories are that some of those


trusts might have been using old equipment and software. It has been


a very stressful few days. And patients alike in the NHS. It has


highlighted the system's dependency on computers, and what needs to be


done to prevent another meltdown. This is all about catching up now,


because some patients have had their appointments cancelled and will have


to be rescheduled. Others, as you heard in my report, have not been


able to schedule an appointment in the future because the computer


systems are not up and running to do that. A lot of administration will


have to be caught up on to get things back to normal. But people


are coming through the doors and getting their treatment, although


it's still quite severe in one or two places.


Thank you. In the last few minutes,


the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, What is the latest today, and what


is being done? This morning, I have been briefed by GCHQ and the


National Cyber Security Centre, and according to our latest


intelligence, we have not seen a second wave of attacks, and the


level of criminal activity is at the lower end of the range that we had


anticipated, so I think that is encouraging. But the message is very


clear, not just for organisations like the NHS, but for private


individuals and businesses, although we have never seen anything on this


scale when it comes to ransomware attacks, there done they are


relatively common, and there are things all of us can do to protect


ourselves, in particular make sure our data is properly backed up, and


make sure we are using the software patches, the antivirus patches that


are sent out regularly by manufacturers. These are things we


can all do to reduce the risk of the impact we have seen over the last 48


hours. The President of Microsoft,


Brad Smith, has been highly critical of the US National Security Agency,


saying it should have notified them when it found serious software


flaws in their systems. And in the UK, the National Crime


Agency is warning victims not to give in to ransom demands -


as there's no guarantee they'll Our technology correspondent,


Rory Cellan-Jones, reports. Experts say this cyber attack was


unprecedented. It was able to affect vulnerable computer systems, and in


how it spread across the globe, hitting major public bodies like the


NHS, but also individual users and several large multinational


companies. The attack was thwarted with what has been described as a


master kill switch before it could spread further, but companies that


specialise in cyber security say further incidents are almost


inevitable. I would say phase one is over, but I would wager there are


more phases to come, both in terms of this attack, making sure


companies are not vulnerable to this kind of malware, but also secondary


attacks. People need to be aware of that possibility. With hundreds of


thousands of victims in more than 150 countries, Microsoft, which


makes the operating systems that were targeted, says government


should treat the attack as a wake-up call. It criticised bodies such as


the CIA for developing and stockpiling stuck where that could


be exploited by hackers. Microsoft president Brad Smith said that


information in the hands of governments have leaked into the


public domain and caused widespread damage.


This is an area that involves both the government and the private


sector, and there are number of programmes where they need to work


together. Some of those are national critical infrastructure. As we look


at everything from financial markets to travel, transportation, and the


grid itself. Those affected by the hack was faced with an on-screen


demand for payment of $300, about ?250, in the virtual currency


Bitcoin. The National crime agency warned victims not to pay any


ransom, saying the recovery of files could not be guaranteed, although


there is evidence that some targeted individuals are indeed paying up.


The attack has exposed the inherent weakness of an interconnected world,


increasingly reliant on computer systems that are not properly


protected or updated, the digital equivalent of a global flu epidemic,


but much more sinister, and potentially much more expensive.


Let's get more on this now with our technology correspondent,


Rory Cellan-Jones, in Central London.


We heard there from the National Cyber Security Centre -


There are some serious questions for them. They are supposed to be the


early warning system for bodies like the NHS. I wanted to know whether


the NHS had been warned about the specific danger. I got an answer


that there were general warnings about keeping the software


up-to-date, but the key thing we have learned today from Microsoft is


that they believe this was all due to something effectively cooked up


by America's National Security Agency in their labs, and then it


was somehow leaked onto the Internet. These hackers used it.


That raises all sorts of questions about governments' responsibility to


tell companies if they find this sort of responsibility. The National


Security Agency in America works closely with GCHQ, which is in


charge of the National Cyber Security Centre, so I wanted to know


whether they had known about this danger long in advance, and whether


they had done enough to warn NHS Trust about it. I don't think I got


a clear answer about that. Thank you very much.


All the party leaders are out on the campaign trail today,


with Theresa May promising the biggest expansion


of workers' rights by any Conservative Government -


if her party wins the general election.


The Tory manifesto will include commitments on protecting pensions,


giving workers more say in the boardroom, and giving people


the right to a year's unpaid leave to care for a relative.


Here's our political correspondent, Iain Watson.


Up the workers, Power to the people. Not phrases you would think would


fall easily from Theresa May's lips. But listen to this. We are


announcing the biggest ever enhancement of workers' rights by a


Conservative government. She chose to announce this at a company that


helps women get back into work, and she set out some of the detail. The


National Living Wage will continue to rise in line with earnings.


People will be able to request time off to care for a relative. And we


want to support and encourage return ships. Today, I am at a fantastic


organisation that helps people who have taken time out of work to look


after children to get the skills to get back into the workplace. So


employees would be able to take time off to look after relatives, but it


would be unpaid. She would also introduce a right for bereaved


parents to take leave, and after Brexit, she is pledging to protect


the rights workers enjoy as part of the EU. She is also signalling she


will help people who are not insecure employment, but specific


proposals await the result of review. Some say they are worried


about the effect of the new rights and regulations on them. A big


company might be able to absorb people going off for a year if they


need to, but for smaller companies, that is a significant chunk of their


workforce in that one person. And they may be quite specialised, and


it might be difficult to get someone in to replace them on a temporary


contract. Theresa May is making a land grab for former Labour voters


who have gone over to Ukip. She is also subtly rebranding her party, no


longer led by an old Etonian. She claiming they can address the


concerns of people right across the country. Labour's manifesto will


include a 20 point plan for workers' rights, from a higher minimum wage


to banning zero hours contracts. But some suggest that Theresa May's


record on this suggests she cannot be trusted. Zero-hour contracts,


employment tribunal fees, and the Trade Union Act, the most pernicious


anti-worker legislation in the last century. At worst, it is more Tory


lies. Privately, some of her own MPs say they are worried she is shifting


too far Labour's direction. Meanwhile, Labour is promising


an extra ?37 billion for the NHS in England over the next


five years, if it wins power. Jeremy Corbyn told a nursing


conference in Liverpool that the Conservatives have driven


the Health Service "into crisis". More details from our assistant


political editor, Norman Smith. Under pressure, with waiting targets


slipping and A sitting, team Corbyn are convinced that the health


service remains a big vote winner for them. A warm welcome for Mr


Corbyn today from the nurses union, and no wonder, with Labour promising


an extra ?37 billion, money to take a million patients of waiting lists.


Our health service is being dismantled by stealth. Over the past


seven years, our national health this has been driven into crisis


after crisis. A departments struggling to cope, waiting lists


soaring, and we saw last week the Tory cuts have exposed patients


services to cyber attack. Labour are also to set more targets for


hospitals. A departments will have to see most serious cases within an


hour. Cancer patients will have to be seen within four weeks, and


Labour will reintroduce a strict 18 week limit for waiting times. But


our nurses confident Labour can deliver? He has made some really


important commitments to the NHS which we have been waiting a long


time to hear. He has promised to legislate on safe staffing, to


dedicate a minister to mental health. These are important pledges


that we look forward to seeing, if he becomes Prime Minister. The


Liberal Democrats also unveiled plans today to end the pay cap on


NHS staff. If you undervalue nurses and


midwives and professionals, don't be surprised if they leave the


profession, if they find themselves, as we discovered only a few weeks


ago, members of the nursing profession accessing food banks. It


feeds into the narrative of this Conservative government treating


nurses like dirt. Despite the extra cash on offer from the opposition


parties, with an ageing population, there's still massive pressure on


the NHS. That won't change whoever wins this election, with spending


watchdog warning that the Health Service faces a ?56 million back


hole by 2020. Our assistant political editor,


Norman Smith, is in Liverpool. Two very different campaigns taking


shape today, Theresa May trying to make something of a land grab? How


often at elections have we heard Labour politicians warning of the


NHS in crisis, 24 hours to save the NHS. Today, we had Mr Corbyn's


version, which was that the NHS was being plundered and broken up, if


Mrs May won the election. This is core territory for the Labour Party


when it comes to an election, citing the NHS as their big issue to


galvanise and motivate their own supporters. Mrs May, on the other


hand, taking a very unTory approach, coming forward with a package of


employment rights, which has delighted some and alarmed others in


the business community, who fear it will mean more red tape, trying to


reach out beyond her natural supporters. I think it tells us


about the state of the two campaigns, with four weeks to go.


Labour on the defensive, if the polls are to be believed, trying to


shore up their core vote. Mrs May, on the other hand, confident, with


some Tories even suggesting a possible landslide, now trying to


reach out well beyond traditional Tory voters. I think it shows how


both campaigns are focused around the individual leaders. Jeremy


Corbyn with his long-standing views on taxing business, and Mrs May,


with her own distinctive, unusual form of conservatism, leading some


to dub her a red Tory. Scotland's First Minister,


Nicola Sturgeon, has said an SNP victory in the general election


in Scotland the Scottish Government be included


at the Brexit negotiating table. Our Scotland correspondent,


Catriona Renton, is in Hamilton now, where the First Minister has been


campaigning this morning. And the rain didn't dampen the


enthusiasm of the campaigners, when Nicola Sturgeon came here earlier.


This is one of those seats that the party took last time around when


they made those massive gains, and they were here today to shore up


that support. On the agenda, Brexit, 62% of Scots having voted to remain.


As a result, Nicola Sturgeon asked the Prime Minister to accept a


package of proposals for Scotland to stay in the single market. She said


Theresa May dismissed this out of hand. This general election is


another opportunity to get this back on the agenda. She says if the SNP


win a majority this time around, that would put her in a position to


ask for a mandate to be at the top table in Brexit negotiations.


Earlier today, she visited a project just down the road which deals with


families and young children. Well, if people vote


SNP in this election, it gives me a mandate to demand that


Scotland is represented in the UK negotiating team,


that our interests are central That matters because jobs,


living standards and investment will be affected by the outcome


of these Brexit negotiations, and we've seen, before these


elections, Theresa May dismiss out of hand sensible, compromised


proposals that the Scottish Government put forward


to protect our place But this election gives people


the opportunity to give these And that was Scotland's First


Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. cyber attack continues,


with 11 NHS trusts in England And still to come - the 101-year-old


D-Day veteran who is now Andy Murray would no doubt


like to celebrate turning 30 today with a return to form in time


for the Italian Open this week. But the world number one says


he isn't massively into birthdays. Throughout the general election


campaign, we're going to be taking an in-depth look at some


of the topics most important to you, and hearing from our


specialist editors. Today, we're focusing


on the economy. Our economics editor,


Kamal Ahmed, has been assessing It was James Carville,


Bill Clinton's election adviser, who, when asked what won elections,


had a pretty simple answer - And that's probably


still true today. I think for voters, there are big


issues around living standards, and that income squeeze,


which have pretty much been with us The problem for politicians


is that issues like that are not easy to solve -


there are no easy headlines. The political parties may trade


promises on taxes, on pensions, on energy price caps,


on making an economy which works for all,


and not just for the privileged few. Yes, those are important issues,


but there is a big issue of substance which underlines


all of them, and that's, How do we make sure


that work is rewarding? They don't sound that sexy -


productivity, economic growth - but they are absolutely vital


to the future of thte country, now, just like in every


other general election. As Kamal said, a key


group is those suffering That's voters who,


despite being in work, Our personal finance correspondent


Simon Gompertz has been to meet a middle income family in Kent


to find out how they are coping. One family at breakfast, middle


income yet struggling. Food prices, energy, the house getting to work,


and childcare. For the mother of the family, this is financial survival


in Britain today. How tricky is it, how much do you have leftover? We


have nothing left over. The average wage of a single person is ?26,000.


This family brings in 45,000, but that is two earners, one full-time,


one part-time. It means second-hand clothes and toys, telling old things


on eBay, like so many households, looking after the pennies. If you


look at your income is, people around the country will say you are


lucky? Yeah. I think it depends where you live. On paper, we should


be fine, but once you start listing all of the things we have to pay


for, the bills and expenses, it's just endless. First, there was


squeezed middle, now, those just about managing. However you describe


it, it is people who are doing the right thing but their income just


isn't quite enough. These are Catherine's big bills...


Leaving ziro for holidays and a feeling that things are not about to


change there is an election coming, do you think anything will actually


change? I am sceptical. It would be lovely if it did but I think we are


all going to fall into the category of people who are not struggling to


match, they can make ends meet, but there is no extra money. Nothing


special here, just another family getting on with it, but it is an


uphill struggle. In his first full day in office,


the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, is expected


to name his Prime Minister and to visit the German Chancellor,


Angela Merkel, in Berlin. Mrs Merkel said this morning


that she wished to bring "dynamism" into the European project


with the new French President. Our correspondent


Mark Lowen is in Paris. Who is the front runner for Prime


Minister? Well, we are five minutes away from the announcement. It is a


closely guarded secret, but the name everybody is talking about is


Edouard Philippe, the Mayor of Le Havre in Normandy. He is a keen


amateur boxer, and importantly, he is from the right wing Republican


party, which would feed into Mr Macron's narrative of bridging the


political division here. His immediate priority will be to try to


win a Parliamentary majority for Mr Macron's newborn political party in


elections next month. Later today, the new president will go to Berlin


for talks with Angela Merkel, the traditional first stop for the


French president. It is also a sign of Mr Macron's passionately


pro-European policy. He will be looking to reform relationships with


Germany and also to reform the EU. Then he will turn back to France and


try and reduce unemployment and reform the public sector here.


Essex Police have spent the morning searching a block of garages


in Thurrock for the body of a schoolgirl who went


Danielle Jones was 15 when she was abducted


Our correspondent Nick Beake reports.


When Danielle disappeared in 2001, it led to a huge police


investigation, and a desperate appeal from the family. I am so


desperate to get her back. But the teenager was never seen again. A


year later, her uncle, Stuart Campbell, was jailed for her


abduction and murder, even though Danielle's body was never found.


Today, though, the search continued in this quiet street in Thurrock.


Specialist teams began looking inside some garages. Essex Police


say they are acting on what they call new and credible information.


But it has not, from Stuart Campbell full stop for 16 years, he has


refused to tell detectives what happened to his niece, and he has


refused to say where her body is. Essex Police have revealed they did


receive a tip-off about this location when Danielle first went


missing, although it was not one of the 1000 garages they searched. The


officer now leading the operation has not yet worked out why. There


was some similar information, not identical, but really our priority


this week is to make sure we do everything we can to reunite


Danielle with her family. Danielle Jones's parents have been told about


today's search. They say they hope it will bring some of the answers


they have been waiting for all these years.


A 101-year-old war veteran has become the oldest person in the


world to complete a sky Dave. He jumped 15,000ft from the plane along


with three generations of his family. Keeping Britain's oldest --


he became Britain's oldest skydiver when he was 100. That was not


enough. Yesterday, Verdun Hayes took on the world and won. He only needed


to jump from 10,000ft for the record, but he went for 15,000ft,


and he wasn't alone. Four generations in one plane. Well done!


Congratulations! Hooray! You have done it, Verdun! Well done! How are


you feeling? Absolutely over the moon! What a job! Today, his


achievement was starting to sink in. I slept very well indeed, and I woke


up this morning the happiest man in the world. Without any shadow of


doubt. It was wonderful. It was amazing, such a privilege, my great


grand dad, my grand dad and my dad, it was amazing. How does it feel for


you to know that your great grand dad is a world record-holder? I


can't believe it, my mates can't believe it. But he is still not


putting his feet up. I want to do something extraordinary again next


year, providing my health, and the doctor will give me a certificate to


say I am fit. I did think about moonwalking, and if that comes off,


that would be the ultimate as far as I am concerned. So, wing walking


next, but for today, he is content to have done his bit to bring


Britain a new world record. Time for a look at the


weather, with Jay Wynne. There is plenty of rain around, it


has been captured quite nicely by some of our Weather Watchers. It has


been coming down quite hard for some. This was in stature, not so


long ago. Notice in the London area, very little rainfall. -- in


Staffordshire. Those bright colours are indicating some pretty heavy


downpours. There is a Met Office weather warnings in place in the


south-east of Scotland. Northern Scotland, around the shores of the


Moray Firth, it should be drying up. Not so on the eastern side of


Scotland. Northern England also seeing a fair bit of cloud, with


outbreaks of rain. Across England and Wales, despite the cloud and


outbreaks of rain, it is quite warm for most places. But the minute he


is also fairly high. There's plenty more rain to come overnight tonight.


Notice the winds coming in from the south, and that's going to give us a


very mild night. Quite warm start to the day on Tuesday. But it will also


be quite breezy. This front will be moving its way southwards and


eastwards during Tuesday. At the same time, that band of rain is


moving with it. In the extreme south-east, it will be quite warm.


Moving into Wynnstay, we do have some more wet weather from the


south-west of England, up towards Yorkshire and all the way east of


that. Heading into Thursday, that wet weather moves away towards the


east. The air bill becoming from around Iceland towards the end of


the week, so it'll be feeling fresher.


So, it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One, we now join