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this is bbc news. the headlines at 2:00 — downing street has confirmed there will be a cobra meeting this afternoon to discuss the cyber attack which has disabled nhs computers in england and scotland. the government is ensuring that we are giving this our full attention and working with all organisations concerned to resolve it. 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, has admitted that the party has a "mountain to climb" if it's to win the june general election. it's eurovision night. will britain face a brexit backlash? we'll look ahead to tonight's event. in sport, chelsea are triumphant and win the premier league title, in antonio conte‘s first season in charge. between now and june the 8th, i will
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be travelling the country to see how different groups of voters are making up their mind about who to support in the general election. first up, this pub in halifax, where we are talking to people who voted leave in the eu referendum. good afternoon, and welcome to bbc news. the government's emergency committee, cobra, is meeting this afternoon in response to the global cyber attack which has disabled nhs computers in england and scotland. the home secretary, amber rudd, said 45 different parts of the nhs had been affected. it's not yet clear whether patient safety has been compromised. europol, the eu—wide law enforcement agency, described the cyber attack, which has struck in about 100 countries, as unprecedented in its scale. here's simonjones. a major incident declared at this
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hospital to ensure patient safety. saint bartholomew's in east london is part of the largest nhs trust in england. some ambulances are being directed to neighbouring hospitals and there will be no outpatient appointments today. some treatment has been delayed. i was a bit worried, actually. i have got to stay in here, it is frustrating. it is after this message came up on countless computers across the nhs demanding a ransom to access files. i saw a patient yesterday and they had a severe stomach pain for ten days. we needed to obviously find out why he was in pain. we couldn't find out because we could not get the blood results. the disruption to the nhs is part of a global situation. cyber attacks are at
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an unprecedented level, according to europol. it is thought organisations in as many as 100 countries have been hit. 45 nhs organisations have been hit in the uk, including 11 of scotland's14 health boards. the nhs is now very much in the recovery phase there is a great deal of work ongoing to get systems back to normal. every effort is being made to make sure any impact on patient care is kept to an absolute minimum. it is windows operating systems that are hit. they attack locks users' systems before demanding money. it is believed the nhs is particularly vulnerable because of its ageing it systems. they have been asked to move from windows xp, the secretary of state for health has been clear in that direction. people do not always move as quickly as you would like in these situations but there will be lessons to be learned from this sort of example. experts say it is vital technology is up—to—date.
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this is a little bit like making sure that you lock the doors and the windows before you go to bed. it will not necessarily stop the burglars getting in, but it will keep most of them out. the government says it does not believe patient data has been stolen. there will be a meeting of the emergency committee, cobra, this afternoon. 0ur correspondent, richard slee, is in westminsterfor us. richard. this cobra meeting is expected to get underway at 2:30pm. it will be chaired by home secretary amber rudd. also expected to be in attendance as the health secretary, jeremy hunt, and also senior nhs figures and some cyber security experts. the aim of this meeting is to try to clarify exactly what happened during this cyber who and
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what was affected, and perhaps most importantly, what is being done now to try to repair the damage, and thoughts are now turning to who was responsible for this cyber attack. there has been some criticism on behalf of the government and the nhs of their computer operating systems not being up to date. not enough was done to defend the nhs from this sort of attack, but in the last hour 01’ sort of attack, but in the last hour orso, sort of attack, but in the last hour or so, jeremy corbyn, the labour leader, has made this comment. what we've now got is a bunch of 21st century highway robbers that have hacked into our nhs and are basically offering protection money to get the information back in order to treat cancer patients or anybody else. it's unbelievably disgusting, and i've got nothing but contempt for the people who have done it. also this afternoon, theresa may, the conservative leader and prime minister, has been giving her own thoughts on what has happened. the
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home secretary will be chairing the cobra emergency meeting this afternoon. i think that is entirely right. the home secretary has responsible as if these issues, but the government is ensuring through out the government is ensuring through our national cyber security centre that we are giving this our full attention and working with all the organisations concerned to resolve it. this afternoon, we heard it was not just it. this afternoon, we heard it was notjust nhs it. this afternoon, we heard it was not just nhs organisations it. this afternoon, we heard it was notjust nhs organisations who have been victims of this cyber attack. mane, the car—makers in the north—east of england have also been targeted. —— nissan, the car—makers. richard, thank you. with me now is a technology expert, chris fox. is this still spreading? a bit of code that, if activated, would stop it spreading, has been found. there was
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a website address, a very long one that had been bashed out on a keyboard, but it was not registered to anyone. it is suspected that it was put in there to stop people from analysing the malwa re, was put in there to stop people from analysing the malware, so every time the virus ran, it was checking this website address which did not exist, and if the computer came back and said, now it does exist, then someone said, now it does exist, then someone trying to get to the bottom of it would shut it off and not be able to get any further. but they have actually shut it off for a lot of people, so hopefully, it is not spreading, but in the last few hours, there seems to be a new version, somebody has already changed the code and taken that out so changed the code and taken that out so it can continue to spread. and this seems to all come down to software, or rather, all software, not the best pr for the company involved. all the companies bidding at statements saying, this has affected us, now the black hats hackers have a list of companies who
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are not keeping their software up—to—date. it is true that some companies sometimes use old versions of software, sometimes because they have very bespoke versions that they have very bespoke versions that they have paid a lot of money for, and they would have to replace their computers and their operating systems and their own software, and on top of that, your own special car developing or photo developing software... it is something for a deterrent —— something of a deterrent —— something of a deterrent for companies. that is right, it is not something that can a lwa ys right, it is not something that can always be done overnight. people are saying the nhs should not be using old windows xp, which has not been officially supported for about three yea rs, officially supported for about three years, so officially supported for about three years, so they cannotjust do it overnight if these systems are powering x—ray machines and hospital equipment, they will have to be upgraded, and the software that they need will have to be remade, perhaps from scratch, so it is a big undertaking. how easy is it to find
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that digital fingerprint? undertaking. how easy is it to find that digitalfingerprint? is it impossible to do, and our people just going to have to pay the ransom? just going to have to pay the ransom ? has anybody just going to have to pay the ransom? has anybody paid the ransom? some people have paid the ransom. there have been about 60 transactions to those that coin bullocks, with the digital attackers have asked for the money to be paid. of course, there is no guarantee that you would get the money back if you paid. —— get the files back. the reason that they are asking for the money to be paid in bitcoin is because it is hard to trace that. money to be paid in bitcoin is because it is hard to trace thatm is fascinating. thank you, chris foxx. 0ver over 3 million companies in england have been told to save water. —— 3
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million people. use the shower rather than the bath, and stop using garden spangles, are among the ideas being suggested. drayton manor theme park has reopened, 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, a businessman from londonderry who played a significant role in the peace process in northern ireland has died. brendan duddy was 80. he acted as a secret link between the ira and the british government for more than 20 years. he was at the centre of a chain of events that ultimately led to the historic ira ceasefire of 1994 and the good friday peace agreement. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has said there could be
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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. not something that jeremy corbyn is going to want to hear. just weeks to go to the general election. there are a couple of different interpretations of these numbers, labour being very behind in the opinion polls. some polls put labour behind up to 20 points. but there is another interpretation that this is an unhelpful addition to the diagnosis of labour's travails at this point in the election campaign, tom watson warning that if labour does not
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narrow the poll difference, then the conservatives could be on for a majority of more than 100 mp5, meaning that theresa may, if she was prime minister, would be able to do what she likes. we have heard within the last half hour from jeremy corbyn who is out campaigning in great yarmouth, and he was asked whether he was worried about conservative landslide. whether he was worried about conservative landslidelj whether he was worried about conservative landslide. i am out around the old country, and so is the party, putting out a message. we are a party, for the many, not for the few. we will invest in the nhs and our education system we will protect our pensions and pensioners, and ensure that there is an expanding economy that works for all. there will not be 6 million people earning less than the living wage under a labour government, there will not be tens of thousands sleeping on our streets every night. that is the difference that a labour government will make. are you not worry that your deputy leader has said that? i have spoken to him this
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morning, talking about the nhs cyber attack and our policies for sport, art and culture, which are in his brief. we are both working absolutely flat out to get labour mps elected on june absolutely flat out to get labour mps elected onjune the 8th. absolutely flat out to get labour mps elected on june the 8th. jeremy corbyn has always insisted that he is in its to win it, but there have been more comments from gordon brown this afternoon, the former prime minister, to labour members in scotland, who said that theresa may once a blank cheque. it is up to labour voters to select the candidates who will support the party. no mention of a future labour government, so the subtext is that labour will be in opposition, so let's make it a strong one. that is not the message thatjeremy corbyn will be trying to put out today, but a hint they are from other senior labourfigures a hint they are from other senior labour figures today, a slightly different message. thank you very much. the prime minister is on the campaign trail
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in northern ireland today, where she's visiting an agricultural show. 0ur correspondent, nick higham, is there. what has she been up to? she has been here at the balmoral shall, in northern ireland's biggest agricultural and food fear. it is a big event. she has been to some of the stands, she started off at view women's institute tent, where they give her a women's institute tent, where they give herajarofjam and women's institute tent, where they give her a jar ofjam and she met some middle—aged ladies dressed as little bo peep, and then she watched some judging little bo peep, and then she watched somejudging of beef little bo peep, and then she watched some judging of beef cattle at the ring behind me. it was a flying visit, because from the conservatives' point of view, northern ireland is a sideshow in this election. they are only fielding seven candidates in the 18 constituencies. historically, the share of the vote here has been vanishingly small, less than half of 196 vanishingly small, less than half of
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1% in the northern ireland assembly elections in 2016. but it is important for someone who is hoping to be prime minister of the whole of the united kingdom to at least show herface here, the united kingdom to at least show her face here, that the united kingdom to at least show herface here, that she had had time to talk to some of the pharmacy, she may well have had her ear bent over theissue may well have had her ear bent over the issue of brexit. —— talk to some of the farmers here. there is an enormous amount of cross—border traffic, a lot of the cattle that you see behind me will travel south to the republic for processing in meat plants they are. a lot of milk also goes south, and meat products come north. and if the conservatives impose as a result of brexit a hard border as a result of tariffs, that could be extraordinarily destructive for trade and for farmers and for agricultural produce companies on both sides of the irish border, and yesterday, the chief european negotiator in the brexit talks was
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just a few miles from here, on the southern side of the border, meeting food companies and hearing what they had to say about that. they are very alarmed and anxious to find ways around that hard border. thank you, nick. downing street has confirmed there will be a cobra meeting this afternoon to discuss the cyber attack which has disabled nhs computers in england and scotland. the nissan plant in sunderland has also confirmed that it has been affected. europol says that the scale of the organisation has been unprecedented, with companies in more than 100 countries have been affected by the malicious software known as ra nsomwa re. labour's deputy leader, tom watson, has admitted that the party has a "mountain to climb" if it's to win the june general election. for patients who need palliative care in the final
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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 ml of water. zilla took part in a trial project. with the help of a district nurse, she was trained to give controlled
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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 her to relieve her husband's pain in the dying days, it allowed her to relieve her husband's pain in his 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 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...
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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
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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. 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 conversation if he spoke to the media. produce tapes of their conversations if he spoke to the media. democrat leaders in congress have demanded an explanation. two illiterate shepherd children have been declared saints by the pope at a mass in portugal. hundreds of thousands of people attended the service in fatima, where francisco and jacinta marto were canonised. the pair are believed to have seen
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an apparition of the virgin mary there 100 years ago. it was 100 years ago today that three children tending sheep near the village of fatima said that the virgin mary had appeared to them. two of the children, jacinta and francisco marto, died young. they are canonised by pope francis today because of the case of a boy in brazil who inexplicably recovered from severe injuries after his family prayed to the fatima visionaries. the third little shepherd of 1917, their cousin lucia dos santos, later wrote down three so—called secrets that mary had told them. over the decades, fatima has become one of the world's most important catholic shrines. we must be here to make stronger our faith and to show other people that if you want, you can do everything.
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this is excellent to see him drive by and to celebrate mass with him. 0n the eve of his trip, the pope described himself as a pilgrim of hope and peace. at the shrine, he prayed with the faithful before the traditional candlelit procession. francis is the fourth pope to visit fatima but the centenary and the canonisation of the two little shepherds give this year's ceremony is a special significance for catholics in portugal and around the world. these are the winning dishes of last night's masterchef final — a venison kebab, for the main — duck, and saffron rose water and finishing off with cardamom panna cotta. 29—year—old saliha mahmood—ahmed, a junior doctor from watford, became the 13th amateur cook to be named champion.
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earlier, my colleague, shaun ley, spoke to saliha, and she 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. how 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 in myself. i had only ever cooked to please my family before, so cooking for the judges was a brand—new experience for me. 0ne then moved john to tears. one that moved john to tears. i could not believe that! i thinkjohn and gregg are wonderful and they are so emotional about food and that reflected on the camera. it is wonderful.
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one of the positive things about masterchef i think as a viewer having nothing to do with the programme 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 gregg 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
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recipes in the future for people with irritable bowel syndrome and ciliac disease. as well as cooking and writing in my own style. 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 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 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
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you back after all these months of additional hard work. what commented on the course of the series, was the dish that you are most nervous about cooking?|j series, was the dish that you are most nervous about cooking? i was most nervous about cooking? i was most nervous about cooking? i was most nervous in south africa, cooking that beautiful south african bmb cooking that beautiful south african lamb in 40 degrees heat. that was the most incredible experience, and idid not the most incredible experience, and i did not want to mess it up are burned that beautiful meat, so for me, that was a highlight. and you certainly didn't. what are you going to do tonight? a big slap up meal, celebrating, family going out?|j think tonight i will have to go back to the comfort of my mum's food.
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after a wonderful but busy day, that is what you need. you cannot beat your mum's food. you cannot really. iam sure your mum's food. you cannot really. i am sure that your son and husband will be glad to have you back after 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. if you enjoy the occasional glass of wine, this may be 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
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challenge. what you need is a good somelier, and here in vienna, you will find the very best. 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 or a french calvados brandy? worry not. the somelier or wine waiter is your guide and your friend. translation: the qualities of the winner, someone we want to be served by, he is fast and charming, i want to have the feeling he is an ice skater. it's like skating, no effort, beautiful to watch. he can describe the wines 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, a consummate professional, and a proud latvian.
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i think it is important to give huge motivation to young people in latvia back home, told the working in the industry. in latvia back home, to all the people 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. time now to take a look at the weather forecast. next week looks rather changeable in particular. today we have the heaviest of the rain, pushing north into scotland. we have seen some
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thicker cloud and earlier on some light rain across northern ireland, now heading across into scotland. some sunshine through the rest of the day, increasingly so from the south—west, where we see blue skies arriving in this satellite picture here, but the wetter weather heading northwards, away from northern ireland briefly and into scotland, where showers could be rather heavy moving into the evening, and one or two ru m bles moving into the evening, and one or two rumbles of thunder in the highlands for example, but some sunshine across southern parts of scotla nd sunshine across southern parts of scotland and northern england, so a decent end to the day. showers tending to move away. after a brief drier and brighter spell in northern ireland, rain will move across the irish sea into cornwall or perhaps devon, a decent day


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