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The fallout from Friday's global cyber attack continues -

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with 11 NHS Trusts in England still reporting problems.

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The advice to patients - turn up for an appointment

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but some Trusts have really struggled.

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It became clear it was almost engulfing the organisation.

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

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But there are questions about whether warnings

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that the NHS is vulnerable to attack were ignored.

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Theresa May promises the biggest growth in workers' rights

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

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Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn pledges the NHS will receive

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

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His first full day as French President -

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Emmanuel Macron's diary includes choosing a Prime Minister

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

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

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

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The government's emergency committee, Cobra,

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

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which hit NHS trusts across the country.

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11 Trusts in England are still experiencing problems.

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Patients have been urged to turn up for appointments

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The head of Microsoft has said the attack should be treated

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

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about whether the government had adequately prepared the NHS

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

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First impressions here at York today was that everything is fairly

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

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outpatient appointments, but then when you look around a little

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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otherwise. Once it became clear it was almost engulfing the

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

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

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Lincolnshire it is a different story. The United Lincolnshire

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

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That has left patients like Steve expecting results on tests for

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

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

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

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

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clearly wide variations between hospitals. Over just how badly they

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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because some patients have had their appointments cancelled and will have

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

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able to schedule an appointment in the future because the computer

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

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

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are coming through the doors and getting their treatment, although

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

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Thank you. In the last few minutes,

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

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

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National Cyber Security Centre, and according to our latest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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are sent out regularly by manufacturers. These are things we

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

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hours. The President of Microsoft,

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

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saying it should have notified them when it found serious software

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NHS, but also individual users and several large multinational

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

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

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specialise in cyber security say further incidents are almost

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

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

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

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

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

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makes the operating systems that were targeted, says government

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

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the CIA for developing and stockpiling stuck where that could

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be exploited by hackers. Microsoft president Brad Smith said that

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information in the hands of governments have leaked into the

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public domain and caused widespread damage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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increasingly reliant on computer systems that are not properly

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

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but much more sinister, and potentially much more expensive.

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

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Rory Cellan-Jones, in Central London.

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We heard there from the National Cyber Security Centre -

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

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

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

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that there were general warnings about keeping the software

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

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

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

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

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That raises all sorts of questions about governments' responsibility to

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

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

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

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

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

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a clear answer about that. Thank you very much.

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

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with Theresa May promising the biggest expansion

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of workers' rights by any Conservative Government -

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if her party wins the general election.

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The Tory manifesto will include commitments on protecting pensions,

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giving workers more say in the boardroom, and giving people

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

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Here's our political correspondent, Iain Watson.

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

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

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announcing the biggest ever enhancement of workers' rights by a

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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will help people who are not insecure employment, but specific

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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conference in Liverpool that the Conservatives have driven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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after crisis. A departments struggling to cope, waiting lists

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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dedicate a minister to mental health. These are important pledges

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

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

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NHS staff. If you undervalue nurses and

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

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

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

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feeds into the narrative of this Conservative government treating

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

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

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

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

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hole by 2020. Our assistant political editor,

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

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

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often at elections have we heard Labour politicians warning of the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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employment rights, which has delighted some and alarmed others in

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

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

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

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

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

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some Tories even suggesting a possible landslide, now trying to

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

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both campaigns are focused around the individual leaders. Jeremy

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

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

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

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

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in Scotland the Scottish Government be included

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at the Brexit negotiating table. Our Scotland correspondent,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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families and young children. Well, if people vote

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

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Scotland is represented in the UK negotiating team,

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that our interests are central That matters because jobs,

:20:45.:20:47.

living standards and investment will be affected by the outcome

:20:48.:20:50.

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

:20:51.:20:52.

elections, Theresa May dismiss out of hand sensible, compromised

:20:53.:20:54.

proposals that the Scottish Government put forward

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to protect our place But this election gives people

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

:20:59.:21:01.

Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. cyber attack continues,

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

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

:21:23.:21:26.

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

:21:27.:21:33.

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

:21:34.:21:36.

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

:21:37.:21:47.

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

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

:21:50.:21:52.

specialist editors. Today, we're focusing

:21:53.:21:54.

on the economy. Our economics editor,

:21:55.:21:56.

Kamal Ahmed, has been assessing It was James Carville,

:21:57.:21:58.

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

:21:59.:22:05.

had a pretty simple answer - And that's probably

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

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issues around living standards, and that income squeeze,

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which have pretty much been with us The problem for politicians

:22:18.:22:20.

is that issues like that are not easy to solve -

:22:21.:22:25.

there are no easy headlines. The political parties may trade

:22:26.:22:30.

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

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on making an economy which works for all,

:22:38.:22:38.

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

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but there is a big issue of substance which underlines

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

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

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productivity, economic growth - but they are absolutely vital

:22:57.:23:04.

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

:23:05.:23:06.

other general election. As Kamal said, a key

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group is those suffering That's voters who,

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despite being in work, Our personal finance correspondent

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

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

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

:23:39.:23:42.

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

:23:43.:23:51.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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uphill struggle. In his first full day in office,

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the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, is expected

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

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Angela Merkel, in Berlin. Mrs Merkel said this morning

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

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with the new French President. Our correspondent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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try and reduce unemployment and reform the public sector here.

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Essex Police have spent the morning searching a block of garages

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in Thurrock for the body of a schoolgirl who went

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Danielle Jones was 15 when she was abducted

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Our correspondent Nick Beake reports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Specialist teams began looking inside some garages. Essex Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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they have been waiting for all these years.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Staffordshire. Those bright colours are indicating some pretty heavy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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the week, so it'll be feeling fresher.

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

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