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this is bbc news. the headlines at 12pm: downing street has confirmed there will be a cobra meeting this afternoon. to discuss the global cyber attack which has disabled nhs computers in england and scotland. the home secretary says it's not known who is responsible. we are working very hard to make sure that we help the nhs that their systems back in order and so far we have had a reassurance from them. no patient data has been compromised. europol say the scale of the attack is unprecedented as thousands of organisations in around 100 countries are affected. labour's deputy leader tom watson warns his party faces a "margaret thatcher style" landslide defeat, if it doesn't improve ahead of the election. also in the next hour: from horse heads to monkeys, it can only be eurovision. but will the uk be able to blame a brexit backlash this year? if it doesn't win.
we'll look ahead to tonight's event. the latest masterchef champion, junior doctor saliha mahmood—ahmed, says she wants to improve hospital food. in sport, chelsea are triumphant and win the premier league title — in antonio conte‘s, first season in charge. and click investigates how a university lab is working on fillings that heal your teeth. could this mean you could be making fewer trips to the dentists in the future? that's in half an hour here on bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the government's emergency committee, cobra, will meet this afternoon to discuss the global cyber attack which has disabled nhs computers in england and scotland. about a hundred countries
have reported problems, and the european police agency, europol, has described the scale of the attack as ‘unprecedented'. the home secretary, amber rudd, said that 45 health service organisations had been affected but no patient data appeared to have been stolen. ms rudd said she hoped the nhs would learn lessons and modernise its computer systems to make them less vulnerable. there's no evidence that patient data has been stolen. reports have emerged that nissan's plant in sutherland sunderland has been affected as well. our correspondent richard slee reports. this was the message that popped up on countless computers across the nhs. it says the system is locked and no files can be accessed until they ransom is paid. the cyber attack had an immediate effect on patient services. this man's heart operation in london was cancelled. i was all cannulaed up. i've been shaved down the front because they were going to open me up.
my arms have been shaved. i was ready to go, nil by mouth. as well as hospitals in england, about half of the health boards in scotland have been affected in some way. but there have been no cyber attacks on health services in wales or northern ireland. one theory is that the nhs may have been vulnerable because it was using old computer systems that did not have the latest updates. this kind of sustained, wide attack on an organisation does force it to look at its it—update regime, making sure not only are its operating systems up to scratch, but its protective regimes are up to scratch. i think it is probably worth the nhs and national cyber security centre looking at that to make sure there were not any basic health measures that could have been put in place which would have stopped this before they look at the wider, longer—term investment necessity for an organisation which is clearly so it dependent. the home secretary, amber rudd, is confident patient information has not been compromised and says that not only will ransoms not be paid, but efforts are under way to find
out who is responsible. we are talking to international partners, because this is an international attack. so we have good relationships with different countries who have been impacted and we are sharing information to find out how best to address it, how best to end it, but also, how to find out who has done it and how to make sure we have the right defences. we have the right defences going forward. it is notjust the nhs in the uk that has been a victim europol has described the scale as unprecedented. it is now thought that organisations in as many as 99 countries have been hit, including the usa, china and russia. ransomware is now a common form of cybercrime, which often arrives in a link attached to an e—mail. if clicked on, the malware downloads and quickly infects the computer. then a message comes up demanding a fee to unlock the data.
microsoft had warned about a threat to its operating systems a couple of months ago and this morning announced it has rolled out a new update for users of older operating systems, including windows xp. disruption in the nhs is expected to last for some days, but emergency admissions are not affected. let me bring you up—to—date. i mentioned nissan in the introduction. we have had confirmation from bbc radio newcastle who have spoken to nissan. they have said, like many organisations, we were subject to ra nsomwa re organisations, we were subject to ransomware attack. our organisations, we were subject to ra nsomwa re attack. our team organisations, we were subject to ransomware attack. our team is working to resolve the issue. it is ongoing. with me isjeremy swinfen green, a cyber security consultant and the author of a book on cyber security the weakest link. it looks like there were an for lots of wea k it looks like there were an for lots of weak links around the place.
people may be surprised that commercial companies like that would not be up—to—date and a cyber security. what is going on? i am surprised by nissan but the u nfortu nate surprised by nissan but the unfortunate thing as far as the nhs is concerned is that they are vulnerable to this sort of thing for all sorts of reasons. principally it would seem that this may have crept in because a lot of nhs organisations are not running the latest software, they are running versions of windows that are out of date that are no longer supported. they are vulnerable. there has been a lot of talk about how patient data has not been affected, stalling, thatis has not been affected, stalling, that is probably true but you have to understand that cyber security is not just about keeping to understand that cyber security is notjust about keeping things safe in terms of confidential, it is also about maintaining operational efficiency. in this case, that has not happened. operational efficiency have been badly affected. at a basic
level, things like phones not working because it is a computer—based telephone system. absolutely, it can be widespread. the frustrating thing is that this malware was discovered some time ago. microsoft issued a patch for this a couple of months ago. organisations should be applying these patches automatically and quickly. for those who don't know the word patch. it is that, it closes up the whole, patches of the 93p- closes up the whole, patches of the gap. it is a sticking plaster. not as good as a new system but it protects you. you do not need a new system, just keep the existing system, just keep the existing system up—to—date. system, just keep the existing system up-to-date. that is the question people will be asking. this attack has happened, there has been attack has happened, there has been a kill message sent, we may never have seen the high point. it may stop replicating itself, this virus,
this particular attack. but they will be asking how honourable systems a re will be asking how honourable systems are now. what should people be doing? there are two things. keep safe to stop this sort of thing happening in the first place. the equivalent of locking your front door when you go to bed at night, making sure people cannot get in. that is about hygiene. making sure you have antivirus software, you have got up—to—date software, your browsers are up—to—date. and then it is about accepting that it is likely that sometimes the sort of thing will happen. it is difficult to maintain ioo% security, probably impossible. you have got to say, if this does happen, what will i do about it? that means having appropriately backed up data, data backed up in all sorts of different ways. the problem has been here, you get this message, you are frozen out of the system, you are told you can get into your files if you paid this ransom. the files are still there, there is no evidence they have been
lost or destroyed, but they are not much use if you cannot get to them. you need to happen somewhere else. you need to happen somewhere else. you need to have them somewhere else and ina you need to have them somewhere else and in a number of different ways. ideally, you will have them with what some people call an air gap between your back—up files on the internet. so nasty things cannot get across that a gap and start corrupting your back—up files, that isa corrupting your back—up files, that is a disaster. you need to do that. you need to make sure perhaps that you have got your most important data backed up in a number of different ways. but in different places, perhaps printed out. the nhs perhaps should not be relying on last—minute access to data from operations. hard copies are not such a bad thing. absolutely, paper is such a great interface. yes! i have it here and gives all of these computers stop working as well.
the conservatives are proposing to give people the power to demand social media companies delete embarrassing content they posted online before the age of 18. the legislation would mean firms could be fined if they refused to comply. but labour has said the idea would not be enforceable, as most of the largest companies are based abroad. labour's deputy leader, tom watson has warned of a ‘margaret thatcher—style landslide' for the conservatives at the general election, if they maintain their current lead in opinion polls. speaking to the guardian, mr watson said it would be ‘very very difficult' for labour to turn the poll numbers around, and the party had a ‘mountain to climb'. mrs thatcher won majorities of 144 in 1983 and 101 in 1987. with me now is our political correspondent leila nathoo. there are many different interpretations of these comments. in one sense it is a statement of the obvious, anyone who has read the polls would say labour has a tough task ahead. some of the polls put the conservatives as much as 20
points in front. in the local elections there was not what indication of a ground swell of support from labour, it is not like labour is on the front feet in this election. you may say tom watson is just saying this is what we have got to do, he was positive about the ma nifesto to do, he was positive about the manifesto saying there were lots of exciting ideas, get out there and vote for your local labour candidate. of course he is the deputy labour leader. this pessimism at this point in the election campaign when jeremy corbyn at this point in the election campaign whenjeremy corbyn are saying we are in it to win it, i am going out there, that labour dilemma collection is not a foregone conclusion. what they used to call not being on message. letters not com pletely not being on message. letters not completely different to what other people have been saying, it is a tough task for labour, but there is a sense that it should be rallying the troops at this point, trying to keep spirits up and saying we can do is if we try. is there a message potentially as well to people who are reluctant to vote labour because they do not like the manifesto or they do not like the manifesto or they do not like the prospect of jeremy corbyn has prime minister to
say, vote labour because you may simply be ensuring there is enough opposition mps to hold the government to account? that is the warning. saying, if you are sitting on the fence and undecided, here is the prospect of a huge tory majority, 100 plus majority of conservative mps in parliament. this means theresa may will have a free ride to do what she wants in government with no parliamentary opposition. that is the scare tactic to people who may not like the sound of that. it is also to try and appeal to labour voters or supporters who may have doubts about jeremy corbyn, to say there is still four weeks, still time to make this happen. the conservatives may regret that they decided to make today's cyber security day in their campaign but this is a very obviously unconnected but specific proposal about protection of people's pasts. we know that you can wipe your past,
you can apply to, so it cannot be found on searches. why do they think this is specifically necessary for people's passed before they were 18? this sense is that many of us may have been posting embarrassing comments, embarrassing photos, when we we re comments, embarrassing photos, when we were younger, you know, in our wisdom, and at the age of 18. later in life you may think that you do not want it to come back to honda tea m not want it to come back to honda team and the idea that conservative proposal is that people should be able to apply to social media companies to say i won't be swiped. everything before the age of 18, i wa nt everything before the age of 18, i want this white. the conservatives are saying they will legislate for this. the home secretary amber rudd this. the home secretary amber rudd this morning talking about working with the social media companies. i don't know whether this will be some kind of voluntary agreement with how this will actually be able to be enforced... so many of these companies are based abroad. would they fall under uk jurisdiction? labour saying this is tough talk but meaningless because they cannot do anything about this. there is a scent that more needs to be done,
social media companies need to have more responsibility. there are things in this package of protecting children from harmful content online. they are trying to tap into the sense that so many of us are using social media and we're putting so much out there that there needs to be more responsibility on the pa rt to be more responsibility on the part of the companies to protect and indeed what we're doing. us president donald trump has refused to confirm or deny whether the white house secretly records his telephone calls and meetings. yesterday the president appeared to warn the former fbi director, james comey, that his administration could produce tapes of their conversations if he spoke to the media. democrat leaders in congress have demanded an explanation. drayton manor theme park is reopening today, four days after an 11—year—girl died after falling from a ride. evha jannath, from leicester, fell from a boat on the splash canyon ride. the park's owners say the ride will remain shut, along with ones that overlook it, as a mark of respect to her family. for patients who need
palliative care in the final days of their lives, the option to be cared for, and die, at home, isn't something that's always available. a new survey suggests that one of the main barriers is a shortage of specialists, who can also offer the right training to family members. graham satchell reports. my husband, roger, i'd been married to for 47 years and he was raf aircrew. a brave man. 13 years ago, he was diagnosed with cancer. when his condition was terminal, the only thing he wanted to do was to die in his own house, with his own things and me looking after him. ok, so we'll practise with some water. we'lljust draw up a mil of water. zilla took part in a trial project. with the help of a district nurse,
she was trained to give controlled doses of pain relief to her husband at home. how easy did you find this process? yes, it was easy for me, with your adequate instruction. zilla didn't have to actually inject the pain relief into her husband's arm — a thin tube or cannula was already in place and the dosage was controlled. it allowed zilla to relieve her husband's pain in the dying days, without relying on a nurse, who could be several hours away. this was such a godsend to me, to be able to do that. it took away all of the hopeless, helpless feeling you have to see someone you have loved for so long in pain, and it was wonderful. it is so important for people to have the death they want, where they want it to be. it has a lasting effect on the family they leave behind and i think that if that family can see they died peacefully and pain—free, at home, where they wanted to be, then that's the overriding factor. and we just secure that... according to the national council
for palliative care, most people would prefer to die at home, but a survey of 370 health care professionals suggests, for many, it's not happening. more than one third of nurses and gps who support dying people at home say staffing levels are not sufficient to meet pain management needs. 20% said their caseload was not manageable and nearly one third said the availability of end of life care training in theirarea was inadequate. our study shows that we are really failing people who want to spend their final days and weeks at home. we know that pain is people's greatest fear and if it is not controlled, that will lead to emergency admissions to hospital and bad memories for the families who live on. the department of health in england says everyone should be involved as much as they want in plans around their death. having family members administer pain relief won't be for everyone, but it is becoming one option in the final days of life.
it certainly gave me such a feeling that i'd been here to the end with roger and made his last days completely pain free. and he died with me and both his sons here, holding his hand, just as he would have wanted. the headlines on bbc news: the government's cobra committee will meet this afternoon to discuss the cyber attack which has disabled computers in scotland and england. europol says the scale of the attack is unprecedented. thousands of companies internationally are affected. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has warned of the conservatives winning a "margaret thatcher—style landslide", if they maintain their current lead in the opinion polls. the captain of the shipwrecked cruise liner, the costa concordia,
has begun his 16—year jail term after italy's highest court upheld the sentence. thirty—two people died when the vessel hit the rocks off an italian island five years ago. captain francesco sketeeno was also convicted of abandoning his ship, before the passengers and crew. the pope has declared two shepherd children to be saints at a mass in portugal attended by hundreds of thousands of people. francisco and jacinta marto were canonised at the sanctuary at fatima, built on the spot where they said the virgin mary appeared to them a hundred years ago. the brother and sister died in the spanish flu epidemic after the first world war. let's cross now and we can see pope francis at that mass in fatima in portugal, it has been going on all
morning. an important and remarkable event for catholics in portugal and worldwide because these two young children claim to have seen the virgin mary six times and they claimed as well that in one of her appearances she prophesied a further complaint would be for europe. this was remembering the middle of the first world war, some see this as a prediction of the second world war. the pub is in fatima, a place of pilgrimage for catholics. particularly those with illnesses who hope they will be cleared. the church says that there had been the quiet miracles which allow them to canonise the two shepherd children who sought the mary 100 years ago. tonight it's the eurovision song contest and, after failing to make it into the top ten for the past seven years, could this be the year britain bounces back? luciejones will be representing the uk in tonight's competition in ukraine. our moscow correspondent, steve rosenberg, is in kiev, and has been to meet some
of the contestants. # hold out your hand #. it's eurovision 2017, and it's all rather confusing. take azerbaijan's entry. a horse head on a ladder. why? the audience is not understanding it. i am leaving the whole meaning to them. oh, well, that's clear, then(!) and what is going on with one of the favourites, italy, this year? why the monkey? why the ape? "the monkey," francesco gabbani tells me, "is a symbol that at the end of the day we are all naked apes." among the frontrunners are bulgaria and portugal. but what about the united kingdom? you know, there was a time when the uk was always
a contender in eurovision. we always seemed to be in with a shot at the top spot. more recently, though, we have been propping up the table. but could this be the year that britain is back? at rehearsals, luciejones has been wowing everybody with her power ballad, never give up on you. from eurovision i am hoping that i will go home with the respect of the nation that watched the show at home. if the uk wants success in eurovision, this could be our golden opportunity. if you haven't made lunch yet, this may get you inspiration. these are the winning dishes of last night's masterchef final. they were created by a junior doctor from watford. by my by my shoulder a cabal, some duck, and some tempting cardamom panic
order. 29—year—old saliha mahmood—ahmed became the 13th amateur cook to be named champion. earlier i spoke to saliha and said she was thrilled to have won the competition. people have been so supportive and amazing. i have been thrilled to bits, it is fantastic. ifar amazing. i have been thrilled to bits, it is fantastic. i far did you think you might get?|j bits, it is fantastic. i far did you think you might get? i had absolutely no idea. i think my family and friends had much more confidence in me than i had myself. i had only ever coutts to please my family before, so cooking for the judges was a brand—new experience for me. one then moved john to road to tears. i could not believe that! i thinkjohn and greg are wonderful and they are so emotional about food and they are so emotional about food and that reflected on the camera. it is wonderful. one of the positive things about masterchef i think as a viewer is that they want to be
supportive and in some of these reality shows people are performing a task, it feels like the judges are going out of their way to make you feel bad about what you have done. john and greg are really supportive on the show. they encourage you to improve yourself and learn. their critique is essential to us getting better as chefs and cooks. without them, our development wouldn't be possible. i think it is just fantastic. they are exactly how you see it on screen. has this tempted you to think maybe whether you could consider a career as a chef? well, i am always going to be a doctor but yes, i think there is huge room to combine food in my life! your specialism is gastroenterology, isn't it? and that is completely linked to food. i would love to develop recipes in the future for people with irritable bowel syndrome
and cilia disease. as well as cooking and writing in my own style. lots of things i would love to do. is it lots of things i would love to do. isita lots of things i would love to do. is it a bit frustrating sometimes when you talk to patients about their diet and you think, why are they eating this? you know, diets area big they eating this? you know, diets are a big topic and frustration aside, we want to help all of our patients. no, frustration isn't the word that would come to mind. let me ask you about your menu, then. i have to say, i haven't eaten properly yet this morning and maybe it did start my stomach rumbling reading about the venison kebabs. what is the salad? it is a traditional indian, pakistani salad with lots of lemonjuice traditional indian, pakistani salad with lots of lemon juice and chilli and herbs and lots of salad leaves cut very finely. it is a very traditional salad. i am sure your son and husband will be glad to have you back after all these months of additional hard work. thank you, i
am glad that everybody has enjoyed the show and it is just wonderful to have all of this support. i really thank everybody for it. the masterchef winner. you saw her deserts. what would you follow that up deserts. what would you follow that up with? probably a nice glass of wine. this is probably the story for you. the european wine waiter championship has been taking place in austria — a chance for competitors to show their skills when it comes to bouquet, body and aroma. the eventual winner came from a country you don't necessarily associate with fine wine — latvia. the bbc‘s tim allman reports. decisions, decisions. sweet or dry? full—bodied or medium? choosing the right kind of wine can be a real challenge. what you need is a good some earlier. and here in vienna they will find the very best. ——
somelier. would you care for 18 glasses of champagne filled precisely with exactly the same amount in each glass? no problem. trouble identifying an italian wine ora trouble identifying an italian wine or a french brandy? worried not. the somelier or wine which is guide and your friend. somelier or wine which is guide and yourfriend. translation: somelier or wine which is guide and your friend. translation: the qualities of the winner, someone we wa nt to qualities of the winner, someone we want to be served by, he is fast and charming, iwant want to be served by, he is fast and charming, i want to have the feeling he is an ice skater. they dislike eating, no effort, beautifulto watch. he can't describe the ways well. someone who has a lot of knowledge but a very nice personality. charming and all the while being professional. and this is the somelier‘s somelier. the winner of the competition, the consummate professional and a proud latvian. i think it is important to give huge motivation to young people in that they are back home, told the working in the industry. i think
this will be a huge motivation. a small country like latvia can do a big thing. the next championship will take place in 2019. plenty of time to savour the aroma and the taste of victory. somelier. that is a wonderful word, it rolls off the tongue like a very good wine, i suppose. let's look at the weather prospects now. hello. despite the presence of low pressure a cross hello. despite the presence of low pressure across the uk today, there isa pressure across the uk today, there is a lot of dry weather on offer. we have had wonderful weather watcher pictures in. this was from plymouth earlier. this is the great view of aberdeen, but they got many parts of eastern scotland and north east england. we will lose that muggy air as we head towards this evening. picking up a south—westerly wind instead. the rain pushing its way across northern ireland and southern and western scotland, turning into big showers this afternoon. more rain hot on his heels or the west.
many, there is dry and bright weather. strong sunshine coming through. our own 18 celsius our highs. let's follow the progress. dampening eastern areas by morning. a chilly start in the west but otherwise it looks like another lovely day. plenty of sunshine to start and showers brew up. shower after shower in some areas and others are avoiding them all together. warm in the sunshine. that was the weather. but have a look at the sport. so chelsea have done it — a 1—0 win at west brom gave them the premier league title with two games to spare. today's premier elite match is getting away shortly. manchester city are about getting into the top four. champions league prizes up for grabs. and where on the bench who
will definitely be in the champions league next. if they can win the next three matches. rangers are up against hearts in the scottish premiership. 1—0. birmingham city ‘s ladies say they will not fear manchester city in the fa cup final today. it is live at five o'clock. birmingham will have to ove rco m e five o'clock. birmingham will have to overcome a side aiming to seal a domestic triple—macro. to overcome a side aiming to seal a domestic triple-macro. this is the third year that the women's fa cup final has been at wembley and they wa nt to final has been at wembley and they want to put on a great performance, we are not just want to put on a great performance, we are notjust going there to be another team that has been in the fa cup final, we want to go one better, showcase what we are about, we are footballing team, we
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