the directors took all the money. there is £20 million of bonuses... those huge pay—outs for thomas cook bosses now being scrutinised by mps. the transport secretary said an investigation by the insolvency service could consider if some money paid to management might be seized. but one question lingers — why didn't the government step in? whilst i hear people say why didn't you put the money in? the answer is because all you'd have to do is open their books and realise if you've got a £1] billion debt, if you lost £1.5 billion in six months alone, if you have then issued another profit warning, this is entirely different, i am afraid, from the condor situation, which was a fundamentally profitable airline. condor was thomas cook's german airline. unlike its uk equivalent, it's still operating. a £330 million bridging loan from the german government will keep it afloat.
thomas cook executives got a heroes‘ welcome when condor staff heard the news. but this video caused anger. among uk staff who crewed these now grounded aircraft. they say thomas cook's uk airline did make money but theirjobs are gone. the loss to my friends, the fear of loss of income all of a sudden overnight, the fear of the future. it was just absolutely devastating, i've never experienced anything like it. tom burridge, bbc news. let's take a look at some of today's other news. the president of israel has asked the country's prime minister benjamin netanyahu to form the country's next government. it comes after last week's general election, the second this year, ended in deadlock, with mr netanyahu and his main opponent benny gantz failing to agree a deal, on a unity government. mr netanyahu now has up to six weeks to try to put together a new government.
the energy company edf says its new hinkley point c nuclear power plant could be 15 months, and £2.9 billion over budget. the company blamed what it called "challenging ground conditions". the extra costs will be borne by edf and the french firm's chinese business partner. sainsbury‘s is to close another 70 argos shops, and move them inside its supermarkets. it will also close up to 15 supermarkets and a0 convenience stores. the company says the closures are part of a plan to reduce costs by £500 million over five years. sainsbury‘s is also planning to open around 120 new grocery outlets, mostly convenience stores. the duke and duchess of sussex have introduced their baby son archie to the one of the leading figures in the fight against apartheid in south africa, the veteran archbishop desmond tutu. the couple are on a 10—day tour of africa. and it's the first time the four—month—old has been clearly seen in public.
our royal correspondent nicholas witchell was there. he's four months and 19 days old now, and little has been seen of archie harrison mountbatten—windsor since his birth on the 6th of may. but here he was in cape town today with his mother and father, to meet one of cape town's most celebrated citizens, archbishop desmond tutu and his daughter, thandeka. archie, inevitably, became the centre of attention. that's something he'll need to get used to. oh, you like the ladies? sensible conversation was temporarily suspended so that everyone could try a bit of baby talk. encouraging sounds and, of course, admiring comments.
suffice it to say that archie took it all in his stride, and played his part to perfection. he's clearly a natural at this sort of thing. he won't remember it, of course, but the moment was captured for immediate release to many front pages. archie and the archbishop. you saw it here first. nicholas witchell, bbc news, cape town. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night. hello and welcome to sportsday. a great escape for manchester united. they need penalties to get past rochdale... on another night of shocks in the league cup. rangers are through to a fourth—straight scottish cup semi—final.
they beat livingston i—nil. and the underdogs had their day — uruguay stun fiji in the biggest upset of the rugby world cup so far. hello and welcome to sportsday, i'm austin halewood. it's been another dramatic night of football in the third round of the league cup, last night it was tottenham. tonight. bournemouth, west ham and sheffield united have all been knocked out of the competition. all of them by teams from league one. and manchester united nearlyjoined them. they could only manage a 1—all draw against league one side rochdale at old trafford. the match went to penalties, both teams scored their first butjimmy keo—hane missed for rochdale. no—one else failed to score which left danieljames to win it 5—3
for united so three big scalps tonight in the league cup, but there were no such problems for liverpool. the premier league leaders comfortably made their way past milton keynes dons. imran sidat reports. after the start, running the changes to mk dons. 16—year—old elliot, the teenager was inches away from scoring early on. the leaguei teenager was inches away from scoring early on. the league 1 side we re scoring early on. the league 1 side were frustrating the european champions before the speculative effort, they managed to make it through. a moment that he would not wa nt to through. a moment that he would not want to see again. they were not going down without a fight as they became close to an equaliser.
another making his liverpool debut in the 17—year—old made to remember as he landed one home. the lively elliot was desperate to join the scoresheet but he was once again. the premier league leaders who believe the future was in safe hands. so confirmation of all of tonight's scores. bourenmouth beaten by burton albion, oxford united beating west ham and sheffield beaten by sunderland. and a huge win for chelsea — they thrashed grimsby 7—1. well the draw for the fourth round has been made and there are some tasty ties ahead. chelsea face manchester united, liverpool host arsenal and theirs a big midlands derby beaten aston villa and wolves. you can see the full draw on the bbc sport website.
manchester city's women are through to the last 16 of the champions league. they beat lugano a—nil tonight, which means they thrashed them 11—1 on aggregate in the end. city continued where they left off from the first leg with keira walsh brilliantly setting upjanine beckie in the 5th minute. she went on to get a hat—trick. before pauline bremer scored the 4th. so city have gone one better than last season after they were knocked out in the last 32. there were also four games in the scottish league cup tonight. rangers will play in the semi—finals for a fourth consecutive season after a hard—fought 1—0 win over livingston. glen kamara's deflected fifth—minute strike was enough to send steven gerrard's side through. things were much easier for celtic. they thrashed patrick thistle 5—nil. hibernain and hearts both went through after winning on penalties. the funeral of former rangers player fernando ricksen took place in glasgow this afternoon.
current and former players attended and thousands of supporters lined the streets outside ibrox to pay tribute to the dutch international —— who died last week of motor neurone disease —— at the age of a3. in a 6 year spell at the club, he won 7 major honours, inclduing two league titles. let's have a quick look a some of the day's other headlines. rohan dennis has successfully defended his time trial title at the world championships in yorkshire. the australian completed the course from north—allerton to harrogate in 1 hour 5 minutes and 5 seconds to win by over a minute. alex dowsett, the six—time british champion, came fifth. judd trump is through to the third round of the china championship. the world champion whitewashed zhou yoolong 5—nil. mark selby and john higgins are also through.
and essex look set to lift cricket's county championship title —— after day three at taunton was a washout. somerset need to win the match, but with only one day left it's looking very unlikely now. now less than a week into the rugby world cup we've had a major upset. uruguay, who'd only ever won twice before at a world cup, came from behind to beat fiji by 30 points to 27... in a real thriller. a huge result for uruguay on an important day for that part ofjapan, as craig templeton reports. march the 11th, the day that people will never forget. the day that the earthquake hit taking 1300 of their people and washing away much of their town. but those who survived we re their town. but those who survived