tv BBC News at One BBC News July 3, 2017 1:00pm-1:31pm BST
as we. during an attack in york. katie rough was found with severe injuries on a playing field injanuary. her mother was one of the first on the scene. we found her at the same time as a police officer found her. i cradled her. i saw her injuries, i knew she was gone. her attacker — who's now 16 — admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility. she can't be named for legal reasons. we'll have the latest from court. also this lunchtime... downing street insists there's no change in the government's policy on the public sector pay cap, amid continuing pressure to lift it. it comes as new figures reveal that for the first time in a decade, more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession thanjoining it. a long awaited report into child abuse spanning decades onjersey is published today. one victim says she's waited a long time. i want them to say thatjersey failed catastrophically in looking after the children under their care.
a tourist bus crashes in germany and bursts into flames. 18 people are missing, feared dead. warming up for his opening match at wimbledon — andy murray begins the defence of his title after brushing off injury fears. also coming up in sport later in the hour on bbc news... from the blues to the claret and blue of aston villa — john terry's career will continue in the championship. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. a 16—year—old girl has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of seven—year—old katie rough.
the little girl died injanuary, after being found seriously injured on a playing field in york. our correspondent danny savage is at leeds crown court. the killing of katie rough is something many people will recall from earlier this year. it horrified people in new york and way beyond. it left those people who tried to treat her at the scene very traumatised. today the teenager who killed her appeared via video link at leeds crown court where she formally denied a charge of murder but pleaded guilty to a charge of manslaughter by diminished responsibility. katie rough, an innocent, sweet, much—loved schoolgirl, killed in an attack close to her home. her life was taken by another child. it was a school day afternoon and just getting dark when katie rough was found fatally injured at the end of an alleyway on the edge of a playing field here in york.
the seven—year—old died a short time later in hospital. it then emerged that a 15—year—old girl had attacked her with a knife. katie's parents were quickly told what had happened and dashed to the scene. we found her at the same time as a police officer found her. i cradled her. i saw her injuries, i knew she was gone. and... i don't know, it's impossible to describe. we just held each other, didn't we? today the teenage girl who killed katie admitted what she had done here. she's too young to be publicly identified and has been in custody ever since. what happened to katie shocked so many people in this city. things like that don't happen in york. such a safe city, such a safe place, such a lovely, beautiful place.
people come from all round the world to see york. for this to happen here was just unbelievable. the full reasons why this seven—year—old was killed cannot be told because of legal reasons. katie rough will be remembered as a kind and thoughtful child whose life was taken away in the most dreadful circumstances. katie's killer was 15 years old at the time of the attack, she is now 16. in this case manslaughter by diminished responsibility was down to the mental state of the killer. that has gone into in great detail in court this morning and that will obviously influence what happens next with this teenager and where she goes on to. that was discussed in court, it has been adjourned but will reconvene at 2pm this
afternoon. she said nothing in court this morning through video link. she made a statement to admit her guilt but did not say anything and had her solicitor sat next to her during the hearing this morning, which will continue later. downing street insists that the government's position on the public sector pay cap hasn't changed, despite calls from several cabinet ministers for it to be scrapped. number 10 says some pay review bodies will be reporting later this year and the government will respond to them in due course. theresa may is under pressure to end the public sector pay cap which has meant that public sector workers like nurses, teachers and police officers have had their pay rises limited to 1%, even though the cost of living has risen by more than that. here's our political correspondent chris mason. has the government being underpaying nurses and teachers, foreign secretary? no response from boris johnson this morning but we do know what he thinks. his team told us... the foreign secretary supports the
idea of public sector workers getting a better pay deal and believes that pay review recommendations are right for stop mrjohnson isjust the recommendations are right for stop mrjohnson is just the latest cabinet minister to say something similar. i think we should listen to the pay review bodies who govern each individual area of public sector pay. this is something we have to consider, not just for the army but right across the public sector as a whole. we will not make out sector as a whole. we will not make our decision on public sector pay until the pay review body has reported and we will listen to what they say and we will listen to what people in this house have said before making a final decision. so how do these pay review bodies work? professor alistair smith has sat on several of them. you look at evidence, especially if there is difficulty recruiting people into thejob, or if difficulty recruiting people into the job, or if there are people leaving. you listen to what the government says, and balancing factors and they come up with an
overalljudgment as factors and they come up with an overall judgment as to factors and they come up with an overalljudgment as to what is the right level of pay increase. crucially, while the government can ignore the recommendations of a pay review body, there is clearly pressure 110w review body, there is clearly pressure now to make sure they don't. but pushing up public sector pay comes up with a big bill for the treasury. and it is yet to say explicitly that its policy has changed. i think the chancellor is being placed in a very awkward position by everybody ganging up on him and saying, you've got to loosen the purse strings. he is the person who has to make the judgment. the purse strings. he is the person who has to make thejudgment. he needs to have the backing of the prime minister, which i'm sure he will get. public sector workers will hope that with the cost of living rising, their pay cap will now be ditched. it's over to theresa may to decide what to do and how to pay for it. chris mason, bbc news, westminster. our assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. how much pressure is the prime
minister under over this? downing street saying nothing has changed and the pay policy remains in place. no new guidance has been issued to the pay review bodies and they will respond to their recommendations as and when they are made. which means, incidentally, nurses are unlikely to see any further increases in their pay beyond 1% until next april, nine months away, when their pay review body reports. what has undoubtedly changed is the politics within the conservative party, with many tory mps blaming theirgrim conservative party, with many tory mps blaming their grim election result on a failure to listen to the electorate on austerity and public sector pay. what has also changed is the seeming lack of grip in downing street with now cabinet ministers openly elbowing their way to the front to make the case for more public spending. what has also changed is the sums. the chancellor, if he is forced to end the public
sector pay cap, will have to find another up to £6 billion of money. at the moment nobody seems very clear on where that money will come from. norman smith, thank you. well, as ministers discuss public sector pay, it's emerged that for the first time in nearly a decade that more nurses and midwives are leaving the profession in the uk thanjoining it. the nursing and midwifery council says working conditions, workload and poor pay are among the reasons given by staff for quitting. our health editor hugh pym reports. recruitment and retention of nurses and other nhs staff has been a problem for a while now. today's figures show it's as difficult as ever. for the first time in nearly a decade, more nurses and midwives left the profession than joined in the latest year. attention has focused recently on nurses from other eu countries being less keen to work here. but the figures show the trend was more marked among british staff. there was a fall of nearly 1800 nurses and midwives on the official uk register over 12 months.
the total of above 692,000 in march 2016 had fallen below 688,000 by may of this year. quite what the answer is, i don't know, but it's telling us something. we need to respond to that. government needs to respond to that, employers need to respond to it, because what we do know is that we need nurses and midwives to care for us in gp practices, care homes, hospitals, maternity units, whereever, across the uk. the nursing and midwifery council also carried out a survey asking why people were leaving the profession. reasons given apart from retirement include working conditions and staffing levels, personal circumstances and disillusion with quality of care for patients. the pay issue was less significant. demand is going through the roof and we have to find a way to tackle demand and then we can make jobs more manageable. it's notjust an isolated focus on the workforce, we need to look at all the pressures facing the nhs system. a department of health spokesperson
said, "we are making sure we have the nurses we need to continue delivering world—class patient care. last week we launched a national programme to ensure nurses have the support they need to continue their vital work." but health unions argued that patients were paying the price for the government's failure to plan for the future and that introducing tuition fees for student nurses in england would make matters worse. hugh pym, bbc news. a long—awaited report into alleged child abuse injersey‘s care system will be published this afternoon. it follows a three—year public inquiry, which has heard from more than 600 witnesses. a police investigation recorded more than 500 alleged offences, most of which were said to have been committed at the haut de la garenne children's home. robert hall reports from jersey. i used to be woken up some nights with screaming from the boys. they put dettol in my mouth. he hung himself. he was only 14.
don't say anything to anybody. their cries of anguish were stifled, ignored or dismissed. but for the past two years, the story ofjersey's abuse victims has finally been told. in 2007, a worrying pattern of abuse claims led to a secret police investigation involving a number of care homes and youth organisations. but within a few months the secret was out. a series of witnesses had reported decades of abuse here at haut de la garenne, a former children's home. alarmed by claims of deaths here, forensic teams took the home apart. they recovered fragments of bone and dozens of children's teeth. none could be linked to a specific crime or time frame, but these images prompted accounts of abuse at homes across the island. complaints of abuse had come to light, real complaints. yet, decisions were made not to deal with those complaints in a way
that they ought to have been done. neil mcmurray runs a blog that has carried out its own investigations and which acts as a forum for care leavers. these are human beings. a lot of us talk about colloquially, victims or survivors, but every single one of them is an individual. that's one thing that it has taught me, they have been to hell and back, tortured, abused, raped, by people who are supposed to love and care for them. when the inquiry chair fra nces 0ld ha m reveals their findings today, victims will be looking for one clear message. i want them to say thatjersey failed catastrophically in looking after the children under their care. and that the government are going to promise it's never going to happen again. robert hall, bbc news, jersey. 0ur correspondent dan johnson is in st helier injersey. they have waited a very long time
for this public enquiry. it's going to bea for this public enquiry. it's going to be a big moment for them this afternoon. indeed, yes. this public enquiry has been going on for three yea rs, two yea rs enquiry has been going on for three years, two years of evidence and then one year of writing the report. the key question is, how many children suffered and how widespread was the abuse, and crucially what did the authorities know about it? why wasn't more done to protect children? was there a cover—up either to protect individuals or the wider reputation and image of the island? wider reputation and image of the island ? and wider reputation and image of the island? and the report will also make recommendations about ensuring children's services here injersey are better facilitated now to protect vulnerable children in the future. this report has been a long time coming. there have been murmurs of child abuse being carried out on this island for decades. vulnerable children being taken advantage of by the rich, powerful and people in authority and that warnings were not
heeded. lots of people who suffered at the hands of abuses here this afternoon to try to get answers. the northern ireland secretaryjames brokenshire will make a statement in parliament later about talks to restore a devolved government at stormont. the latest deadline for the negotiations passed on thursday, after the dup and sinn fein failed to reach a deal to restore the power—sharing executive. 0ur ireland correspondent chris buckler is at stormont this lunchtime. what is expected this afternoon? you will remember that last first day was the final, final deadline for negotiations. the parties are back here, talking again inside stormont castle. none of it seems to be making much difference. we heard from sinn fein a short time ago and they said there hadn't been much progress. i asked about one of the crucial issues in this, the language irish act, they said they hadn't got into the detail of it yet. it gives you an idea of how far apart the dup
and sinn fein are. sinn fein went so far as to say there might be no point in continuing the negotiations with the marching season starting and reaching its height and the holiday season starts to approach as well. it makes it very difficult for northern ireland secretary james brokenshire, who has to balance these things up with a limited number of options. you could call fresh elections, he could have direct rule where westminster would ta ke direct rule where westminster would take over the reins for a time. or he could fudge it, trying to set a new deadline, yet another one, some kind of talks extension to see if they can come to an agreement in the longer term. some parties already talking about the autumn here. i think there is a growing recognition that the problems and difficulties with power—sharing are a lot more corrugated than everyone realised. up to 18 people are feared dead, after a coach crashed and burst into flames in germany. the vehicle collided with a lorry on a motorway close to the bavarian town of stammbach, in the south of the country. police say 30 passengers have
been taken to hospital, some with serious injuries. the rest are missing. daniela relph reports. the terrible scene of the crash on the a9 motorway near stammbach in bavaria. firefighters fought a desperate battle to put out the blaze that engulfed the vehicles. it is believed the tour bus was heading to nuremberg when it hit a lorry in a trafficjam on the motorway. it caught fire immediately and was ablaze by the time the emergency services arrived. on board were a tour group from saxony, a state in the east of germany. as well as those still unaccounted for, rescue helicopters have taken others to a number of hospitals. many have serious injuries. a spokesman for the german chancellor angela merkel said there was great dismay about the crash and said her thoughts go to the victims and family members as well as the injured. daniela relph, bbc news. the top story this lunchtime, a
teenage girl pleads guilty to killing seven—year—old katie rough during an attack in york. and defending his title, andy murray is on wimbledon centre court. we will be live on day one of the championships. coming up in sport, we will round up the best of the action so far. plenty of british players involved on the first day at the all england club. as ministers from italy, france and germany meet thousands are landing in italy. as ministers from italy, france and germany meet to discuss the migrant crisis, the head of the red cross in italy has accused the european union
of failing to help the country to cope with a major influx of migrants into the country. last weekend alone, almost thirteen thousand migrants and refugees arrived — according to the united nations. and it's estimated that so far this year, more than two thousand people have died in perilous sea crossings. 0ur correspondent richard galpin reports. relief as yet another group of migrants is rescued in the mediterranean after setting sail in a small, overcrowded boat from libya. large numbers are on the move again, heading for italy, thanks to the warm weather and calm seas. they are mainly from africa and the middle east. some fleeing conflict, others escaping poverty. more than 80,000 have arrived in ports in southern italy so far this year. a big increase compared with the same period in 2016. those trying to help them
like the italian red cross say they are now struggling to cope. the red cross says it's because the european union has totally failed to implement the plan to relocate thousands of people to other eu countries. it is not working, only a few hundred have been relocated in other eu countries so far. we were expecting 30,000, a different number, you can imagine, if we had relocated 30,000, we could have 30,000 more posted here. such is the frustration of the italian government that it has even hinted at stopping boats carrying rescued migrants from entering its ports. the european commission has already responded. we will increase our support to italy including substantial financial support if needed. all member states need to deliver solidarity towards italy.
as the number of migrants in italy rapidly grows, the government and aid agencies are likely to be sceptical of these promises of help and solidarity. they've heard them many times before. two men have been charged after border force officers based in france seized seventy—nine handguns. the weapons had been hidden in engine blocks on a trailer which was about to be taken through the channel tunnel into britain. two men from poland and the czech republic were arrested in connection with the raid. the french energy supplier edf says the cost of building the nuclear power station at hinkley point in somerset could go up by one—and—a—half billion pounds. edf — which is the project's main backer — says the total bill is now likely to be £19.6bn — nearly ten per cent more than expected.
0ur our business correspondent is here. why the big rise? it is a big rise. just a few months after contracts we re just a few months after contracts were signed. what edf are saying is pa rt were signed. what edf are saying is part of it is requirements from british nuclear regulators, so they are taking in a design that is being built in france, another is being built in france, another is being built in france, another is being built in finland, some more in china, and regulators have asked for modifications and that costs money. there have also been costs associated with delays on both sides of the channel to giving the project the go—ahead which happened last year, so equipment has been standing by ready to start work but it was delayed and that costs money as well. an important point to make here is although the costs have risen by 10%, it is not going to cost uk bill payers any extra because edf is guaranteed a certain price for the electricity it
produces, that is what bill payers pay for, but any increase in construction costs is borne by the contractors, sorbonne by edf. a price cap on gas and electricity bills could be extended to more people on low incomes, under plans being considered by the energy regulator. a limit is already in place for people who use pre—payment meters — and 0fgem says this could be extended to households on certain benefits. the conservatives had promised a much wider price cap in their election manifesto. here's our personal finance correspondent, simon gompertz. there is likely to be more capping of gas and electricity prices but what is not clear is how many will benefit. this woman, who had a soaring bill, says plenty of people need help. she is saving hundreds of pounds every year but only after citizens advice told her how to switch out of her tariff. yellowknife bay should explain properly and the price should go down. two or three months, the bill
was ok, then it went higher. at the end of the day it was £800. that bill, if you blame me or not, i needed it to go down. i was panicking, i was very sick. there is an energy price restriction. 0fgem are thinking of extending it. it does not go to all the customers on expensive standard tariffs, 17 million of them, who were told that they would get a. a message from the conservatives before the election was people on standard rates for gas and electricity could get up to £100 off their bills because of a imposed price. that seems to be off the agenda now. the government says because 0fgem already has powers of the suppliers it can move more quickly to get costs down without a
lengthy process of bringing in new laws. we want to work with consumer groups, identified a set of customers, putin measures that we think will protect them in a very important public service. the problem is most big suppliers have increased their standard rates despite 0fgem saying they did not need to, prompting a senior tory mp to complain that households would be unprotected. it is great that they wa nt to unprotected. it is great that they want to help people who are in the less well off end of the spectrum but there are a0 million others who they are not helping, and all the political parties said we would help them. are you the suppliers being let off? absolutely not. the type of rice limit that 0fgem were talking about will require a tremendous amount of work and ultimately, to make this market work for everybody.
the government called on energy companies to get people off bad value tariffs but the heated debate over who deserves to have their bills limited will go on. andy murray starts the defence of his wimbledon title this lunchtime as he plays on centre court. it's not been an ideal build—up to the tournament for the world number one — and two time wimbledon champion. he's been struggling with a hip injury. six other brits are in action on day one — including british number one and sixth seed johanna konta. our sports correspondent david 0rnstein is at wimbledon. what makes this year particularly interesting is in both the men's and women's sides, the drawers are genuinely wide open and that is partially why people spent a8—hours queueing to get in. we expect half a million through the gates on what is a lwa ys million through the gates on what is always an incredibly special time in the sporting calendar. it is the day
when months of preparation come to fruition. the excitement, the anticipation, with many dressing for the occasion. it would not be a british sporting event without worry about the home hope. a sore casting doubt over andy murray's title defence. thankfully he was fit to open. from andy's point of view it has not been ideal, moving on grass is one of the great attributes he has. this was not the perfect preparation. having said that, i feel if he's going to put himself on centre court he believes he has a chance of winning the tournament. notjust chance of winning the tournament. not just the chance of winning the tournament. notjust the match but the tournament. andy murray is not the only one troubled by injury. konta suffered a heavy fall at eastbourne but she is also fit. serena williams is absent because she is pregnant.
her sister, venus, is here, is absent because she is pregnant. hersister, venus, is here, despite facing a lawsuit in america over a car accident. wimbledon were enhancing their security operation in light of recent events. security is very high on the agenda, and the only visible change are the vehicle blockers protecting people in the queue. that is for obvious reasons following recent terror attacks. the other measures are behind the scenes, below the radar, wimbledon has always had a strong security system and it is no different this year. it is about reassurance. wimbledon is always a royal engagement, especially today, with the duchess of cambridge meeting those who help make the tournament success. that is what the next fortnight promises to be. to the action, and andy murray is leading in the first set against alexander
bublik. joining us is jamie baker. there have been injury concerns but he is fit and playing and seems to be doing 0k. how do you think it will go? it has not been the easiest preparation and he normally likes to practice a lot. he has some unbelievable memories, he's won so many matches. he has a good draw. hopefully he can get a couple of good matches as we enter the tournament. when that happens, he's one of the favourites, but it's a very open tournament. one of his potential opponents is already out, nick kyrgios of australia. also two british players. let's have a look at the latest weather. the clouds are looking threatening. there is a
30% chance of rain. there are a few showers around but also a lot of dry and sunny weather. here is the scene in east lothian. as we head through this week the weather is set fair for many of us. there will be some sunshine around, equally the chance of heavy showers. most of us will see dry weather, just a few passing showers in southern and eastern england and scotland as well. the cloud increasing from the west. much of scotla nd cloud increasing from the west. much of scotland will be dry with some sunshine and a few showers for the likes of aberdeenshire. heading south through the midlands, wales and the south of england, some