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this is bbc news. the headlines: mark carney gives his clearest indication yet that an increase is likely in the "relatively near term". if the economy continues on the track that it's been on, and all indications are that it is, in the relatively near term we can expect that interest rates would increase somewhat. former army officer henry bolton is elected as ukip's fourth leader injust over a year. cheshire police and the body found ina lake cheshire police and the body found in a lake today is believed to be a serving officer was greater manchester police. a man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. a former government adviser warns that families could be left homeless and destitute if theresa may presses on with universal credit. people will soon be able to fly from city to city within minutes. says a tech entrepreneur. a rocket will
enable superfast travel on earth and itaims to enable superfast travel on earth and it aims to start sending people to mars in 202a. good morning and welcome to radio one. it has been soundtracks of the 60s, we're celebrating 50 years of bbc radio one. and your views about our news coverage the governor of the bank of england, mark carney, has given his clearest indication yet that interest rates could rise this autumn — for the first time in a decade. the base rate was cut to the current record low of a quarter of one percent, after the eu referendum.
since then, the bank has since been under mounting pressure to raise rates to help curb inflation. great for borrowers, miserable for savers. interest rates are at their lowest level since the bank of england was founded over 300 years ago. but today, the governor of the bank sent the strongest signal yet that that might be about to change. what we have said is that if the economy continues on the track that it has been on, and all indications are that it is, in the relatively near term we can expect that interest rates would increase somewhat. the last time rates went up was more than ten years ago, in 2007. many younger borrowers have never experienced one, but if it happens, what impact will it have? the most obvious one will be on the 11 million homeowners who have variable rate or tracker mortgages. those borrowers have an average outstanding mortgage of £116,000. a quarter point rise
would mean an increase of £15 in monthly mortgage payments. i'm not very happy about it because of my mortgage. i'm not on a fixed mortgage. it would be great to get more interest on my savings. why, after a decade of downward moves, is now the right time to reverse direction? this is a time when the economy is pretty strong, especially as unemployment is pretty low, so there is a good chance inflationary pressures are growing from that side. also, inflation is above target, so it is a good time to raise rates from the extremely low—level where they have been. consumer debt is also worrying the bank, having grown to over £200 billion over the last year, the highest level since the crisis. these superlow interest rates have made it cheaper for us to borrow and spend, but that spending can push up inflation, which is already higher than the bank would like. so perhaps time for an adjustment.
there are also those in the bank who think it is not a bad idea to have a bit of room between us and zero to give them more options in the future. celebrating 20 years of independence from government, the governor of the bank of england said there were limits to its power. the biggest determinants of the uk's medium term prosperity will be the country's new relationship with the eu and the series of reforms that relationship catalyses. most of the necessary adjustments are real in nature and therefore not in "monetary policymakers. in english, that means politicians are in the economic driving seat now. only two of nine rate setters voted for a rise last month, so it is not a done deal, but it is worth bracing ourselves for the first increase in a decade. simon jack, bbc news. some breaking news regarding
teachers pay impossible increases. the 1% cap on teachers pay rises in england could be lifted after instructions from the treasury to the teachers pay review body. it says that more flexibility is needed in areas where there is a skills shortage. the independent pay review body has won for the last two years that it body has won for the last two years thatitis body has won for the last two years that it is increasingly difficult to recruit regiments into teaching in some subjects. previously, there is beamed as 1% average cap in line with other public sector pay but the chief secretary to the treasury, liz truss, said that well—paid discipline is needed, public sector workers need to have the filling jobs that are barely —— fairly rewarded. ukip have announced their new leader. he secured only 30% of the vote from the party ‘s members. you will be the fourth leader of ukip in under a year. at the party's annual
conference he set out what he believed the party's future direction should be. today is not only a crucial day for a party. it is a critical day for our country. and we've already heard today from a number of speakers of the importance of holding the government to task for the delivery 0n that mandate that they were given on the 23rd ofjune last which so far they have failed to deliver anything on. ladies and gentlemen, brexit is our core task. applause however, it is not the end of the line. when we leave the european union, that is not the end of the story. we're leaving the european union because we as a nation wants to have that right of
self—determination. we want to be responsible for our own destiny. not having decided in a foreign capital. applause will want to do that so we can be a prosperous nation, a globally outward looking trading nation. basic sure nation, a nation that can protect its own way of life, its own culture and its own environment in every respect. we want to be a confident and optimistic nation and we wa nt confident and optimistic nation and we want to be a nation that is proud to be called cheshire. british. while brexit is our core task but that greater goal which is on going beyond the time that we leave the european union, that is our core purpose.
any bold, the new leader of ukip. it was designed to transform the benefits system, making it simpler, and encourage people into work. but universal credit, which combines six benefits into one, has been strongly criticised by a former top government adviser. dame louise casey, who was head of the government's troubled families unit, has told the bbc that the way it's being implemented ‘made her hair stand on end'. she says claimants could be left in ‘dire‘ circumstances, waiting weeks for their benefits. 0ur social affairs correspondent michael buchanan reports now from great yarmouth, one of the pilot areas for the new scheme. there are still some tourists in great yarmouth but as the summer season great yarmouth but as the summer season closes, the cracks in the town's charm become more obvious. pa rt town's charm become more obvious. part of the seaside resort are among the most deprived areas in england. the perfect place therefore to test the biggest welfare change in decades. the localjob centre has been delivering universal credit for almost 18 months. this woman, an
unemployed carer, applied two weeks ago. progress payment is due in a month. how much money do you have? nothing. they give you a meal at the local butchers in the high street for a small donation. it brings together six benefits into one monthly payment. claimants usually have to wait six weeks for the first payment. any benefits they already get stopped once claim is lodged. i've beenin stopped once claim is lodged. i've been in debt with event forever. since it started, yes. this woman wrapped up hundreds of pounds of debt, rent arrears and utility bills, during the six weeks she was waiting for money. i hate being in debt and i don't like debt. and it ruined your life, you know. it spirals out of control so you know. it spirals out of control so fast when you are in debt and having to go to food banks. they
we re having to go to food banks. they were a godsend and they were brilliant, but it was only what? six months ago that i was giving stuff to this food banks myself. great yarmouth is one of the first basis to feel the full effect of universal credit. the fear is that some of the problems that have emerged in debt, increased use of food banks, will appear in other places as well. as the benefit is rolled out across the country. by rolled out across the country. by some landlords here, time has run out for their tenants. the rising rent arrears they'd seen since ruud universal credit started has caused them to take drastic action. evictions have gone through the roof. i've personally served more repossession notices in the last 18 months and i have in the last 25 years. and have a vacancy, i will be asking the person who calls me, how do you intend to pay the rent? if it is via universal credit then the answer will be no. ata
answer will be no. at a small soup kitchen, the homeless gather for some free food. kelly is here making herfor penn stretch as far as possible. another grateful mouth is gary, a man who says he is homeless due to universal credit. that is we've got here now. as we head down towards his teddy says he has been turned down by 58 private landlords. since i've gone to meet them and saidi since i've gone to meet them and said i am on universal credit it is a no. they have got no room. that happens but then they don't have rooms. if you tell them on the phone that on universal credit, what do they say? they hang up pretty much. they hang up pretty much. the payment would cover any rent. this is where i live. the problem is the benefit is causing great yarmouth means that for now this is home. yarmouth means that for now this is home. we're joined
we'rejoined by a professor of social policy at brunel university london. thank you very much for joining us this evening. what are the drivers for pressing ahead with universal credit, giving the warning that dame louise casey has made? i should say i have also a professor of citizen participation at the... i think it is very complex because the arguments we have heard from governments, successive governments, have been that the sort of shift, the sort of welfare reform will improve efficiency and be cost—effective and i think that has really stemmed from the notion that with modern technology, with electronic technology, we can simplify benefits. we can do this with computers, to the internet in a way we could never thought of before. but the problem with benefits is that everyone is different. everyone's circumstances are different. and that means you need a system that is actually complex and i am afraid that perhaps
we as human beings have fantasised too much about the potential of technology, modern technology. 0n top of all that, you have to add all the ideological and other issues which unfortunately have come to surround issues of benefits and people receiving them. given the technological problems that we face and the fact that there are so many that we face and the fact that there are so many unique stories in the benefit system, it is a flawed idea, fundamentally? i think we have seen that with lots of atte m pts i think we have seen that with lots of attempts to simpler by technology. having one global information system for the national health service. but it is only part of the issue. the infected expectation of modern technology is only part of it. we have to be honest about this. there are also some ideological imperatives working here and political imperatives. there is an offence that too many people have been receiving too much on the way of benefits and this needs to be challenged. now, the evidence does not really indicate thatis evidence does not really indicate that is the case. inevitable of a serious research is carried find that the amount of money that is not
being claimed, which should rightfully be claim, always outweighs the amount of money that people, some people, because we're all human and inevitable for people some people don't play by the rules, the money that is illicitly and inappropriately attained out of the welfare benefit system. and i am afraid only tend to get made when it isissues afraid only tend to get made when it is issues around people been as behaving inappropriately in relation to the system rather than the many people, particularly older people, who failed to claim money which is actually meant to be theirs by right. what is the evidence if you withdraw benefits from people or reduce them? they're more likely to go out and seek work? i think the evidence is very poor. i had a background myself as a mental health service user. i am involved ina health service user. i am involved in a national service code shaping oui’ in a national service code shaping our lives. we convened a meeting we
we re our lives. we convened a meeting we were talking particularly then to people who were disabled, who were either receiving benefits or needing to be in employment. in one of the m essa 9 es we to be in employment. in one of the messages we got very powerfully from them was the failure of the systems we had in place to support people like them to be able to get in employment. so there is actually an issue here also of the inadequacy of oui’ issue here also of the inadequacy of our support systems to make it more possible for people to getjobs who actually might be able to do them and wants to. but i want to highlight, focus, something else which i think is very important especially having listened to some of the programme. we're hearing about the reluctance of landlords offer accommodation to people on benefits because they feel they may not then be paid. as you know and as we have heard, this new system means that people no longer receive housing benefits from local authorities but instead the benefits would go directly to. the system demands that people have the data to prove and an up—to—date tenancy
agreement and the proof that they are paying their rent. that may be more possible if you are a council te na nt more possible if you are a council tenant but if you are in the private market, actually a number of landlords are not that keen to provide such information. especially, as we know the lower end of the market, there are landlords who are not paying taxes, accommodation, there are liable to subletting illicitly. there are also landlords unfortunately who are illegally overcrowding accommodation. none of these groups wa nt to accommodation. none of these groups want to make it clear when the page what they are doing and so the problem is actually more extensive than some landlords distrust of the system and of tenants, although this system and of tenants, although this system is not working well. as you say, immensely complex. thank you very much for talking to us. we asked the department for work and pensions tory minister interview and they directed us to the words of a committee member, the mp for brentwood. speaking on bbc‘s radio 4 he said... the cover of the bank of england
gives his clearest signal yet that interest rates are set to rise for the first time in ten years. ukip has elected a new leader. a former army officer and one—time liberal democrat parliamentary candidate, henry bolton. the government is urged to halt the roll—out of the universal credit benefit system among mornings families could be left homeless and destitute. three former executives at tesco: trial. three former executives at tesco have gone on trial, charged in connection with false accounting which overstated
the supermarket‘s profits by £250 million. prosecutors allege they were involved in "cooking the books", in a scandal that wiped £2 billion off the company's share price. all three men deny the charges. from southwark crown court, emma simpson reports. chris bush in the open neck shirt. the former md of tesco uk. the court was told he was a dishonest executive who massaged the figures and misled the stock market. so too, it is alleged, did this man. the former uk finance director. along with this man, who used to be tesco's uk commercial director. the prosecution said... the case centres on tesco's accounts for the first half of 2014.
challenging times. on august 29, tesco on august the 29th, tesco announced a shock profits warning to the stock market. a statement which should have been true and fair. but on september 19, an internal report reveals the figures have been exaggerated. an internal report reveals the figures have been exaggerated. the court heard it was like a hand grenade been thrown into the company. on september 22, tesco tells the city that its profits forecast has been overstated by £250 million, wiping several billion pounds off the value of the company. the court heard how employees felt under great pressure, with aggressive and unrealistic sales targets, and during that summer it is alleged the defendants knew the hole in the accounts was getting bigger. the gap between what was being recorded in income, and what was actually being earned, a problem spiralling out of control. some individuals felt so compromised
by what they were being asked to do that they resigned rather than being involved. leaving court tonight, all three men denied the charges, in a case that is expected to last three months. emma simpson, bbc news, southwark crown court. cheshire police said a a0 three rd manners been arrested on suspicion of murder. let's get more from our correspondent who is in leeds. tell us more correspondent who is in leeds. tell us more about this discovery. the body of a 39—year—old woman in the lake in that park. they believe that 39—year—old woman is leanne mccarry. she is a mother of three young children who was a serving officer with the greater manchester police force but because this
discovery was made in cheshire at a cheshire police detectives that are investigating the suspicious death that they have arrested a a3—year—old man who is also from them so one suspicion of murder. they are saying they are not looking for anyone else in connection with this. they are describing it as an isolated incident. we've had a statement from cheshire police. from the detective inspectors said investigations into her death currently ongoing and we are working ha rd to currently ongoing and we are working hard to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. we are aware of a number of rumours circulating and was formal identification is not yet taken place we do believe that the victim is 39—year—old leanne mackay from wilmslow. leanne was a mother of three young children and a serving police officer. 0ur of three young children and a serving police officer. our thoughts at this difficult time are with her family, friends and colleagues. for the moment, thank you very much. one of the alleged kidnappers of british model chloe ayling should be extradited to italy to face trial — a judge at westminster magistrates‘ court has ruled.
0ur correspondent helena lee was at court, and earlier she gave us more details about the case: thejudge at westminster magistrates‘ court ruled in the last hour that polish national who was 36 yea rs hour that polish national who was 36 years old, he has been living here in the uk for around 11 months or so, thejudge ruled that he can be extradited to italy. the totem, i have rejected all of your challenges. i find the have rejected all of your challenges. ifind the request have rejected all of your challenges. i find the request is proportionate and does not much to abuse. and he went on to say that i have decided you should be surrendered to italy to face trial for her kidnap. you will remember that very went to italy earlier this yearin that very went to italy earlier this year injuly she alleges to police there that she was attacked by two men who then drugged her and she said they then kidnapped her but the judge today has said that this polish national can be extradited to
italy. 0ne polish national can be extradited to italy. one of the arguments from his legal team was that the case may have been made up, that it was a com plete have been made up, that it was a complete sham, but the judge in this afternoon said that that was not his job. hisjob is not to look into the allegation of kidnap, hisjob is simply to honour that request from the italian authorities to have him extradited back to italy. we do know, this is not the end of it. his legal team said that they will appeal this decision. they do have seven days to make that appeal but they have said that they would. so there is a new date at the high court for the 2nd of october when the appeal would be put to judges there. this is not the end of the story. let‘s take a look at some of the other stories making the news this evening. ryanair says it‘s agreed to implement measures ordered by the airline regulator, the caa, to ensure all passengers affected by flight cancellations are aware of their rights. it‘s updated its website, and emailed customers affected by its decision to ground hundreds of flights in the coming weeks.
former ira members could face from charges in connection with their role in the events of bloody sunday in 1972. 13 people were shot dead when soldiers opened fire on civil rights demonstrators in londonderry. another died later of his injuries. prosecutors are already considering whether to charge some former soldiers. the cost of repairs to the clock tower which hosts big ben have doubled to an estimated £61 million. the parliamentary authorities originally estimated the cost at £29 million. the repair effort has already caused controversy when it was announced that big ben would only chime on special occasions over the next four years while the works were being carried out. 8 a climber from wales has died at the yosemite national park in california. andrew foster became trapped along with his wife when rocks fell from the face of the rock formation known as el capitan. lucy foster is in a critical condition in hospital. 0ur correspondent james cook is there now. it is a climber‘s worst nightmare.
the thunder and dust of a giant rockfall, the second in as many days. forcing visitors to flee any way they could. a day earlier, in the same spot, more than 1000 tonnes of granite had crashed from the face of el capitan monolith, killing a british climber. he was andrew foster, just 32 years old, originally from gloucestershire, and living in cardiff. his wife lucy was hurt and remains in hospital. the couple called themselves weekend warriors and had posted online, yosemite is an awesome place and for many climbers it‘s one of the many places to go before you die. the second rock slide caught other climbers including rachel evans whose husband was struck on the head. paramedics sped to the scene, flying one person to hospitalfor treatment. rachel and her sister ruth had a narrow, terrifying
escape. it sounded like thunder. and she looked back and she said... i said there's smoke coming out of the mountain. i said, the mountain is exploding. and i said it‘s falling, it‘s falling. we were driving as fast as we could. at the same time my husband reached up and he was like, oh my head, because he was bleeding profusely and hurting. el capitan draws people, lures them in, because it is untamed, because of the risks. so this tragedy will not stop climbers from gambling in the wilderness. james cook, bbc news, yosemite, in california. birmingham‘s bid to host the 2022 commonwealth games has officially been backed by the government. at a cost of at least £750 million, the city council is expected to fund 25% of the bill. the deadline for official bids
is tomorrow, but there are no other cities currently in the race, so, barring a last—minute shock, one of the world‘s biggest sporting events will be heading to the midlands. our sports editor dan roan takes a look now, at how the city could benefit. from school sports day to an international showpiece, local children enjoying the facilities at birmingham‘s alexander stadium. but five years from now this could play host to some of the very best athletes in the world. the city‘s bid to bring the commonwealth games here today receiving government backing. we have never hosted a multi sport eventually before. we have hosted world championships of individualsports, badminton, gymnastics, athletics, you name it. this is our time to show the world we can bring everyone together, it‘s all part of the biggest story of the revival of the west midlands. the stadium will undergo an upgrade of the bid is successful, the new aquatics centre will be built and famous landmarks transformed into sports venues. victoria square in the city centre will provide an historic backdrop to
the basketball tournaments. bringing the commonwealth games to birmingham will cost an estimated three quarters of the billion pounds. is it all worth it? there‘s always been a boost to the local economy from hosting an event and you do see a strong legacy both in terms of participation and use of the venues after the event. so i think this is a real opportunity for birmingham and the west midlands and for the uk to showcase itself as hosting these and major international events across the world. struggling with a bit rubbish collection dispute that continues to hang over the city birmingham will have to pay for one quarter of the cost of the games itself. these are challenging times financially but we have got the whole of the region behind the bid and the whole of the region contributing financially to ensure that we deliver the best ever commonwealth games. and for sutton coldfield‘s number one rhythmic gymnast in britain the training now has additional motivation. for every athlete in
every sport to have a game that means so much to them personally, coming to their own city, their own home town and country, it will probably be the highlight of my career. the commercial success of the glasgow commonwealth games three years ago enhanced britain‘s status as a leading host of global sports events. and with overseas rivals yet to submit bids birmingham now looks set to build on that reputation. dan roan, bbc news. the wheel looking into claims from the wheel looking into claims from the rocketing car entrepreneur who said that soon people will be able to fly between cities within minutes. this take a look at the weather forecast first. good
afternoon. the rain will continue to clear from eastern areas to give many bright event of the day but the showers are coming in thick and fast towards north and west and heavy once you‘re on a stiff breeze. some showers elsewhere overnight. the most notable feature will be held chariot will be. as we start our saturday morning, compared with recent nights. a bright start but the second part of the weekend looks much wetter. with some gales quite widely as well. the story we have been following all week. it is a day on saturday start. a few showers and they will be tending to push their way eastward most places not seen more than one or two. for northern ireland, scotland much of england, fairly decent day. late one we get this rain in. the next batch of rain. that means do saturday evening it will not be as chilly. some tropical air mixed in amongst this rain. the rain is always going to be heaviest over the hills in northern and western areas but it will be blown in by gale force winds around many blown in by gale force winds around ma ny coasts blown in by gale force winds around many coasts and hills and there is more on that on the website.
the headlines: the governor of the bank of england has suggested that interest rates are set to rise for the first time in ten years, potentially as soon as november. a 196 potentially as soon as november. a 1% cap on teachers‘ pay in england could be lifted after the treasury accepted more flexibility was needed in areas of skill shortage. a new leader of ukip has been elected, beating anti—islam candidate anne marie waters for the top role. a mother of three and serving police officer is believed to be the woman whose body was found today in a lake in pointon, according to detectives. it sounds like something from a science fiction movie. but the rocket and car entrepreneur elon musk says people will soon be able to fly between cities within minutes — and he hopes to reduce the journey time between london and new york to 29 minutes.
his company, spacex, already had an ambitious space exploration programme and it has successfully launched reusable rockets. now it‘s setting its sights further afield. today, elon musk told a conference in adelaide that his company is changing the rockets that will do most of the work. he said that he wants to replace the three existing rockets — and roll them all into one single vehicle. essentially, we want to make our current vehicles redundant. we want to have one system, one booster and ship that replaces falcon 9, falcon heavy and dragon. so if we can do that, then all the resources that are used for falcon heavy and dragon can be applied to this system. the idea is this new rocket will do multiplejobs — it will transport people, service the international space station and send
satellites into space. mr musk went on to say that he believes this rocket could be operational in just five yea rs. i feel fairly confident that we can complete this ship and be ready for launch in about five years. five years seems like a long time to me and the area under the curve of resources over this period time should mean that this time frame can be met but if not, then soon thereafter. the billionaire entrepreneur, who is also behind the electric car brand tesla, said he also aimed to start sending people to mars in 202a. this isn‘t the first time we have heard mr musk set himself ambitious goals — and he is not alone in wanting to make space tourism a reality. but how feasible are the goals he has set out today? is the technology there?
can the projects get funding? and can we really expect to be walking on the red planet just decades from now? joining me now is nadia drake, a journalist who has written about this story for national geographic — shejoins via skype us from charlottesville. how outlandish, if you forgive the pun, if this plan? i would say it is com pletely pun, if this plan? i would say it is completely out of this world! just kidding. it is too easy to make puns here. in reality, iwould kidding. it is too easy to make puns here. in reality, i would say that elon musk‘s grand plan, which he initially announced last year, he wa nts to initially announced last year, he wants to create a self sustaining human settlement on mars in which he foresees as many as a million people living on the planet within the next a0 or 50 years. to me, that sounds very ambitious. however, there are two challenges he is looking at. one
is the technological feasibility of the plan. the second is the financial feasibility. the plan. the second is the financialfeasibility. and the plan. the second is the financial feasibility. and for better or worse, it looks like the technological side is in better shape. if you speak with the aerospace industry experts, they will say spacex has actually done a good job demonstrating that it has the capability it needs to execute large portions of the plan. what is more up in the air where the funding will come from. but in 1 more up in the air where the funding will come from. but in! million people on mars by the 2060s, even sending humans to mars in seven yea rs, sending humans to mars in seven years, elon musk has not laid out a budget. he has not talked about the costs or where he imagines the money will come from. even as rich as he is, you can‘t do this on his own? no. especially not if we are talking about creating a self—sustaining
colony on mars, where1 million people will be living. elon musk is really good at the rocket part of the problem of living on mars is a whole other issue. and i haven‘t heard him say much about how he‘s imagining to transform mars from the inhospitable planet that it is into a place that humans can comfortably live en masse. might we make a mess of it, like we have here? that is one of the major concerns about mars exploration. 0ne one of the major concerns about mars exploration. one of the reasons that elon musk wants to send humans to mars is that he thinks it is an existential imperative for humans to become a multi—planetary species. there are several reasons for this. 0ne there are several reasons for this. one is there are several reasons for this. 0ne isjust there are several reasons for this. one is just because of cosmic events like asteroids coming to our planet and causing a problem. another is obviously the damage we have done to earth. so one could ask the question, why are we going to spend
all of that money and effort transforming another planet into a place that we can live when we already have one here? how much competition has elon musk got from other space exploration companies? there are a number of other companies considering the same question, establishing a settlement on mars, as well as various governments. the competition is there. one of the nice things is that the us government and these private companies are working in tandem and also in competition. they are like frenemies. mars is so hard that it levels the playing field. so there is a whole new set of challenges that crop up recent talk about sending humans not a into low orbit, but to the next planet. right
now, elon musk, with his company spacex, has done a marvellousjob, s0 spacex, has done a marvellousjob, so they are ahead of the game. what is the business imperative for wanting to do it? i can understand wanting to do it? i can understand wanting to do it? i can understand wanting to do it because it is a challenge, but what would be business incentive be? that is one of the big questions that i have as well. how are you going to convince investors to put their money into this enterprise? exploration is one thing, sending humans to figure out what is there and to find out if there are any fossils or microorganisms living under the surface now, that is a question of exploration and science. but when you start talking about establishing a self—sustaining settlement on mars that could persist for centuries, what is that settlement going to give back to our planet and what are the economic imperative is going to be when we get there? is there anything we can bring back from
mars? if he gave you a free ticket, would you go? may be in a couple of decades. i would like to see if the technology works first. i would also like to have a return ticket, because i love planet earth. you could have my ticket if he offered me one. a stampede at a railway station in mumbai has left 22 people dead. the stampede occurred on a narrow bridge. this is the flight of stairs at the station where the stampede occurred this morning. it leads to a little bridge across the station. it isa little bridge across the station. it is a small but important stop on the city‘s western railway line. it is
not rush hour, you can see how crowded it is even now. this incident occurred shortly after rush—hour this morning. the authorities are still finding out what triggered it, but many people are saying it was raining heavily at the time. that is why people rushed in from here on this flight of stairs. people were rushing from the platform as well. that was what caused the stampede. you can see the shoes of people that were left behind. it was from this little hole that people were trying to jump out and save their lives. the injured and save their lives. the injured and the dead have been rushed to a hospital nearby. i have seen police authorities as well as railway authorities as well as railway authorities coming here to find out what triggered the incident. this once again puts the spotlight on mumbai‘s transport infrastructure, which has been heavily criticised for being sorely insufficient. it transports more than 7 million
people a day. this is an important station for many, because this area is where a lot of important commercial complexes are located. you can see that the flight of stairs is so small that it is always crowded. somebody who uses the station every day told me that something like this was waiting to happen. 50 years ago, a new bbc radio station and a new era of pop culture was born. dj tony blackburn announced "the exciting new sound of radio 1" and played the move‘s flowers in the rain as his opening track. this weekend, radio1 is celebrating its half—century with a series of special programmes. jingle: one. bbc. radioi. we are celebrating 50 years. radio1. bright, young, and 50 years old! 50 yea rs. they give you an opportunity to reflect, they give you an opportunity to celebrate, but they also give you
an opportunity to more importantly look to the future. because that future is a bit of a worry. in an age of smartphones and streaming, can old—style radio stations remain essential listening, given that the radio is for many a bit of a mystery? can i give you this? it‘s a radio. yeah. you‘ve got it upside down at the moment. could you find radio 1 on there? i‘ll try. what do i do here? you‘ve never used a radio, have you? no. is this the one where you find signals? you‘ve never held a radio, have you? no. this? no, it‘s this thing here. 0h. you‘re making me feel very old today. jingle: voice of radio 1! and good morning, everyone. welcome to the exciting new sound of radio 1. but not quite as old as this well—known face, who will tomorrow recreate this, the first ever radio 1 show. i listen to some of the things i was doing on the breakfast show and i cringe. with some of the things i was doing on there, i think the
knocking knees club or something like that. some of the stuff, i think, oh, it's awful. i've got lovely kneecaps, just listen to this. but for that era, it was ok. you know, it was all right. it‘s also a reminder of a time when 21 million were tuning in each week. the djs were as big as the artists, they really were. we'd go anywhere and we'd be absolutely mobbed, which was very nice. i enjoyed it. fix radio, we are made for the trade, and this is the full fix breakfast. however, it‘s not all doom. around 90% of us still listen to the radio each week. new stations continue to open. this one, just for builders. and i did find one radio—savvy teenager. you‘ve done it. in one. i‘m a legend! do you ever listen to the radio? no. david sillito, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news:
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