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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