tv BBC News at One BBC News July 19, 2017 1:00pm-1:31pm BST
the bbc reveals the salaries of its highest paid stars after being forced to disclose those on more than £150,000. chris evans tops a male—dominated list with a salary of more than £2 million. the bbc‘s director general defended the figures. what we've managed to do is always pay our talent at a discount to the market. we never pay top whack. people come here because they want to come and work here. we'll bring you the details and ask what the fallout from these disclosures might be. also this lunchtime. a major clean—up operation in the cornish village of coverack after flash floods, with severe damage to the main road in. people here say they are determined to be back to normal as quickly as possible but there is an awful lot of repair work that has to be done first. no more surcharge payments for using your debit or credit card, new rules come into force next year. the success story of the boy with a double hand transplant who can cook and play baseball.
to the parents. so, for giving me their son's hands because they didn't have to do that if they didn't want to. the most popular song of all time? it's number one, it's in spanish and it's been downloaded more that 4.5 billion times. and coming up in the sport on bbc news. england against scotland on a new stage. the two old rivals begin their women's european championship campaigns against each other tonight in the netherlands. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. the bbc has disclosed
the salaries of its top stars after being compelled to do so by the government. chris evans is the highest paid on the list with a salary of more than two million pounds. gary lineker earns over £1.75 million, and graham norton over 850,000 though that figure doesn't include his tv chat show. the disclosure has divided opinion, with some saying it's unfair on the corporation, others questioning the bbc‘s use of public money. there's also criticism that only a third of the names on the list are women. the bbc‘s director general justified the salaries, saying the corporation had to work in a very competitive market. 0ur media correspondent david sillito reports. the pay deals of the bbc‘s top stars are no longer a secret. thank you very much! graham norton received more than £850,000. the final day of the premier league... gary lineker‘s deal takes him over £1.75 million. how do you feel about bbc talent salaries being published? but top of the bbc pay
list, chris evans. £2.2 million. we are the ultimate public company, i think. and therefore i think it is probably on balance right and proper that people know what we get paid. where is everyone ? the best paid bbc actor is derek thompson, charlie from casualty, with more than £350,000. other actors paid by independent companies do not appear. also some stars such as graham norton also have deals not on the list with independent firms. but it does give a snapshot of the level of top pay. more than £700,000 forjeremy vine, stephen nolan from bbc ulster, more than £400,000. however, the bbc says it has been cutting top pay, dropping more than 10% over the last 12 months. we are constantly working at ensuring that we get the balance right between our public, who want to have great shows headed by stars and great presenters,
and then also wanting to know that their money, and it is their money, public money, is being spent properly. and that is always a balance. and over the last two or three years, yes, some key presenters and others have taken pay cuts. and it is notjust the size of the pay deals that is raising questions. there's also the issue of balance. the bbc has set itself targets for gender equality and yet, when you look at the list, two thirds of the names are men. tess daly earns more than £350,000. but it is claudia winkleman who is the highest—paid woman for strictly and other programmes, more than £450,000. but many questions will be asked about what appears to be gaps in pay deals between male and female presenters. there is discrimination and unfairness against women. but i think although everyone will think it is very unfair and outrageous, this is now a moment
when it can be sorted out. however one argument against revealing the salaries is that some presenters may now think they have a good case for asking for more money. but the former culture secretary who enforced this new openness has no doubts about the process. if you consider that £150,000 represents the licence fee of 1,000 households, then i think the public are entitled to know that is how their money is being spent. so, 96 pay deals above £150,000. this talent bill has been dropping, but viewers and listeners now have a much clearer picture ofjust who owns what. david sillito, bbc news. 0ur media editor amol rajan is here. what are the likely consequences of this disclosure? well, as the excellent report went into, this is in essence a list of names and numbers and first of all people will take these numbers and
say, oh my goodness, this person is paid this much, that's shocking. then they will question whether this report is complete because there are lots of people not on this list because they're paid by independent production companies and some people on the list like graham norton who get lots of money from the bbc because they are also paid by independent production companies. the broader issues are about gender equality. is the bbc in 2017 doing nearly enough to make sure its top on their and on—screen talent getting paid the same as men? people said this will cause people to us the pay rises and other broadcasters will try to sweep in for this talent. if that doesn't happen, maybe next year's annual report will get even more numbers and even more transparency. a big clean—up operation is taking place in cornwall after flash floods swept through the village of coverack on the lizard peninsula. there were three hours of torrential downpours last night, and a number of people had to be rescued from the roofs of their
homes by a coastguard helicopter. residents reported hailstones the size of 50 pence pieces, and the village was divided in two by a four foot torrent of water. 0ur correspondentjon kay has travelled to the village and fishing port to see the extent of the damage. what a mess. this was the main road into the village of coverack until it was ripped apart. just look at it now. and this is why. heavy rain centre forefoot torrent of water thundering down the hills into the harbour yesterday afternoon sweeping away everything in its wake. there was so much power it forced down this metal barrier. mary has found her elderly mother's walking frame
among the pile of debris. next to it even her kitchen sink. what is it like to see it all here? devastating. it is really devastating. we can't put it back. we've just got to get on and carry on and do what we can and get back to normal. we're cornish, that's what we do! mud and cobbles can be swept up but major structural repairs are also needed. at this time of year, there would normally be thousands of holiday—makers driving down this road every day to get to the harbour. but it's going to be awhile before anyone can down here. the roads are going to take a while to get back into action properly but we're working with other agencies to make sure that happen as soon as possible. two pensioners had to be winched to safety by the coastguard helicopter as their home filled with floodwater. they couldn't get us out
of the window out the backs so they took out the front. the dishwasher was floating around the middle of the kitchen. the washing machine bouncing up and down like a boat and the bookcase with all the cookery books fell over. it was terrible. this stretch of the cornish coast is well used to bad weather but it was the speed, the intensity and the localised nature of this storm that took many people by surprise. how is the clean—up going, bring us up to date. you've seen the shovels and brushes and even the big trucks used to clear the debris in the harbour itself, the showpiece of this village, that is what is on all the postcards, and that is what they are concentrating on but also clearing the beach which is a mess and checking the harbour wall. but it is that road i showed you on the far side of the village, that is the
thing concerning the structural engineers who are trying to assess it at the moment and local people because it is a lifeblood bringing in tourists, it is a crucial artery for people. there is another road but it is narrow and steep and much less easy to use said people here desperately waiting to find out what is going to be the deal, how long it is going to be the deal, how long it is going to take to repair it. there's a care home on the other side of the village. the older people have suffered a power cut and the lane to the building has been cut off. they are trying to get a generator in so they're going to have to get the older people out but that's another one of the things in this village concerning the community as they try to work out what happens next. i've seen some visitors coming down and taking pictures, holiday—makers, not the kind of tourism this village was hoping to have or would want to have that might fill the gap for a moment but it seems a cruel start to the summer season here. many thanks. theresa may and the labour leader jeremy corbyn have clashed
over the issue of pay in the last prime minister's questions before parliament breaks for the summer. mr corbyn said low pay is a "threat to an already weakening economy," and accused mrs may of being "out of touch." the prime minister hit back with an attack on labour's spending policies, claiming the last labour government had "crashed the economy." 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster this lunchtime. so, it was evidently a rowdy last session, once again over pay, how would you assess the mood as mps leave for their summer break? you're right. it was a bit of a rough house today but they always are these end of common sessions before the summer break as the rival leaders tried to send their mps home with a spring in their step. more important for mrs may because tory mps have been like the glance, down in the dumps, arms folded following the bad election result. today much more on the front foot, bellowing their support for mrs may which underlines what appears to be a bit
ofa underlines what appears to be a bit of a backlash among tory mps against those big beasts in the cabinet who have been manoeuvring against her. in partfor have been manoeuvring against her. in part for selfish reasons they wa nt to in part for selfish reasons they want to avoid a contest which might meana want to avoid a contest which might mean a general election threatening their seats. in part they've taken a look at the rival contenders and taken the view they wouldn't do much better than mrs may. as forjeremy corbyn, it was those tensions he seized on today's saying the bickering and backbiting amongst ministers was making it impossible for them to tackle low pay and poverty. the prime minister's lack of tact with reality goes like this. low pay in britain is holding people back at a time of rising housing costs, rising food prices and rising transport costs. it threatens people's living standards and rising consumer debt and falling savings threatens our economic stability. why doesn't the prime minister
understands that low pay is a threat to an already weakening economy? the best route out of poverty is through work and what we now see is hundreds... it is! order, order! the question has been asked, the pro minister's answer must, and however long it takes, it will be heard. the prime minister. the best route out of poverty is work, so over the last seven years we've seen 3 million more jobs being created in our economy. as for the two leaders, how do they leave for the summer break? jeremy corbyn is on a bit of a role, he will carry on where he left off, he will carry on where he left off, he is going to be on the campaign trail visiting numerous marginal seats. theresa may? i suspect she will just be grateful to seats. theresa may? i suspect she willjust be grateful to crawl over the finish line, go on a walking
holiday with her husband, and hope when she comes back some of the stea m when she comes back some of the steam will have gone out of this leadership speculation. many thanks. president trump has dismissed as fake news reports of a secret meeting between him and the russian president vladimir putin at the recent g20 summit. but the white house has admitted that the two men had met privately for a brief discussion, with only a translator present. let's go live now to washington and our correspondent gary 0'donoghue. how has news of this meeting gone down? well, i think with some surprise. it wasn't exactly a private or secret meeting. it took place at a dinner at the g20 in germany and what seems to have happened is that president robert was sat next to the japanese prime minister at some point during the meal he wandered over to sit somewhere near vladimir putin who was actually sitting next to his wife and it seems they had a discussion which some people put at
an hour—long so it wasn'tjust, "what do you think of the sorbet? is quote and the problem people have here is what was discussed? there was no american translator present, there is no record of it and they are worried donald trump may have said things, may have been persuaded to do things and believe things by vladimir putin and that there is no record of them in the american system. that is what is bothering people. they had two hours of formal discussions earlier on in the same day. and there's been a hasty invitation to lunch at the white house for republican members of the senate, why? he's feeding senators quite a lot at the moment. they were there for lunch and dinner on monday, too. this is a way to look forward on health care. the replacement plan for health care has fallen for senate. we know senators are not even prepared to repeal current system, so the repeal and replace
has disappeared. what will they do now? that is the question they will chew over this lunchtime. many thanks. from january, businesses will be banned from charging fees on transactions made by debit and credit card. it follows a directive from the european union to end the charges often imposed by airlines, food delivery companies, and small businesses. the treasury says the fees cost consumers £473 million in 2010 alone. sarah campbell has the details. for yea rs for years consumers have been used for you —— often charge for using their debit or credit card. 3% extra on flight b and 2% extra on ryanair and norwegian. fancy a late night takeaway, applications such as hungry house and just eat at 50p for ca rd hungry house and just eat at 50p for card payments. but as of january thanks to european directive, such charges will be banned. it is great, these rules put an end to
surcharging on american express and paypal as well as visa and mastercard. that is further than the government had to go so good news for consumers. it costs companies money to process payments, 5p for debit card payments according to figures from last year and 16p for credit cards. up until now some companies have passed significantly higher costs on to consumers. including the dvla which charges £2 50 for each card transaction. 7796 including the dvla which charges £2 50 for each card transaction. 77% of all retail sales in the uk are made using cards. so it is the predominant way to pay and therefore it is quite right that consumers should not be charged for the privilege of paying in the way they wa nt privilege of paying in the way they want to. surcharges will cease but it will be open to friends to recoup the costs they incur by other means. our top story this lunchtime. the bbc reveals the salaries of its highest paid stars after being forced to disclose those on more than £150,000. and still to come.
"three weeks to become legends." england's manager has high hopes for the women's football team, ahead of their opener at euro 2017 in the netherlands tonight. coming up in sport. it's the premier league but not as we know it quite yet. five teams and their new signings are involved in pre—season friendlies on the other side of the world. we'll bring you the latest. an american boy who was the youngest in the world to have a double hand transplant — is now able to write, dress himself and even play baseball. zion harvey had the transplant two years ago, after his hands and feet were amputated when he contracted sepsis. doctors say the key to his recovery has been zion himself, and his inspiring determination to succeed, as sara smith reports. it's the story of extraordinary surgical skill. and an extraordinary little boy.
i just want to write a letter to the parents for giving me their son's hands. because they didn't have to do that if they didn't want to. after losing his hands and feet to infection atjust two years old, zion harvey was eight when the ten hour pioneering transplant surgery took place. but it was then that the real work began. months and months of tough rehabilitation. nice! he remains a remarkable young man because here we have had weeks of hospitalisation, a daily request for him to interact, to do therapy, to undergo testing. to interface and again there has never been one iota of resistance or, i don't want to today or i don't feel like it. there have been setbacks. his body has tried eight times
to reject the new hands. but a mix of immunosuppression drugs and hard work means he is making incredible progress. now i can get myself dressed. without anybody helping me. now i can get a snack from the fridge without anybody helping me. he has become this independent person that does not need me around all the time. he takes his meds on his own now. like, what am i here for now! that is how i feel. oh my goodness, he's not going to need me next year! it is very bittersweet. here we have muhammad ali and ray lewis. in the middle of all of them is me. tests have shown his brain is creating pathways for controlling and feeling his hands. there's still a long way to go but zion is nothing if not determined.
if any kid is watching this, and you're going through a rough time, never give up on what you're doing. you will get there eventually. sarah smith, bbc news. the former eastenders actor paul nicholls is recovering in hospital after being seriously injured in an accident in thailand. nicholls broke both his legs and smashed one of his kneecaps after falling down a waterfall on the island of koh samui. he was trapped for three days before being rescued, after his abandoned motorcycle was spotted nearby. the duke and duchess of cambridge have arrived in germany for the second part of their tour in europe. the royal couple, who are travelling with their children prince george and princess charlotte, are meeting with the german chancellor angela merkel, before making a visit to berlin's most famous landmark, the brandenburg gate. the charity mencap says demands to backdate pay for care workers who sleep at their place of work could bring the sector
to "the brink of disaster." it says a change in the pay rules will cost a total of £400 million, and could ruin many smaller providers. the government says it's considering the issue carefully. our health editor hugh pym is here. just explain why the change has come about. it is all about care workers who sleep in as it is known at the accommodation of someone they are looking after with serious living to —— disabilities. for years the government allowed the provider of the carer to pay a basic lump sum for that overnight of say £30. a little bit more if the care worker was disturbed in the night. but after a couple of employment tribunal is the government changed tack and said no they must be paid at least minimum wage for those hours, which could be double the basic lump sum. hmrc revenue and customs has started to go suit some
of the care providers for back pay going back six years which could total £400 million. mencap one of the largest providers says it will be absolutely punitive, some will be put in danger of insolvency. the smaller charities that provide the ca re smaller charities that provide the care of. and the losers will be the 180,000 people with learning disabilities who may struggle to find the right level of care. the unions support back payment of the minimum wage, they say it is only what care workers deserve. but they say is a matter for government which is what mencap are saying, they said the government should pay and £40 million is a lot of money. the government says it is considering it carefully. the leading economic research group, the institute for fiscal studies, says that inequality in the uk has fallen in the decade since the financial crash. the ifs says the gap between the richest and poorest households has narrowed, with the most noticeable change in london. the group also found wide regional variations in average incomes. the main reason in recent years of narrowing inequality is due to the falling earnings,
as well as some increases in benefits. those falling earnings are not a good thing. although there have been increases in earnings for lower paid people. and part of that is a result of the national living wage, which has increased essentially the minimum wage for people aged 25 and over. so that is pushing up earnings at least at the moment for low—paid people. detailed maps of the ocean floor taken during the search for the missing malaysia airlines flight mh370 have been released in australia. the plane vanished three years ago en route to beijing from kuala lumpur, with 239 people on board. although the plane has never been found and the indian ocean search ended in january, it's thought the images could help, as they show the ocean bed in clear detail. from sydney, phil mercer reports. for three years australian led a multinational search for flight mh370, beneath some of the most
inhospitable waters on earth. the mystery remains unsolved. but the search has produced a trove of high resolution maps that reveal an extraordinary deep sea world. never before have some of the secrets of the southern indian ocean been shown in such detail. there are undersea mountains taller than mount everest, and a valley dotted with volcanoes that runs for hundreds of kilometres. the data released online by geoscience australia could have many uses for fishermen and researchers. it could help to increase the knowledge of rich fisheries and the prehistoric movement of the southern continents. the way that deep sea mountains help to reduce the destructive power of tsunamis might also be studied in greater detail. the mission to find the malaysian jet that vanished en route to beijing with 239 passengers and crew was suspended earlier this year much to the dismay
of relatives of those on board. australia says the search would only resume if there was credible new evidence about the plane's whereabouts. phil mercer, bbc news, sydney. the women's football euro 2017 tournament starts tonight in the netherlands, with england and scotland starting their campaigns playing each other this evening in utrecht. here's our sports correspondent katie gornall. there are certain things you expect from the netherlands, and utrecht delivers. but while football is also full of well trodden assumptions, this tournament feels different. scotland are here for a start, while england are among the favourites. for the first time in years, england expects. we want to use that as a positive, seize an opportunity to exploit and make the most of it. because we haven't felt it before.
if we did bring this trophy back, a major championship for an english football team, on the back of what has been a great summer for all of our junior teams, it would be the icing on the cake. and for the women's game, allow us to take it to the next level. england's history at the euros is a chequered one. in 2009 they were runners—up to germany. but fell apart at the tournaments four years ago in sweden and finished bottom of the group. that failure led to a change in coach. and a change of fortune. under mark sam samson they finished third at the 2015 and arrive here fitter than ever before. scotland have made history just by being here. this is their first major tournament. but they are without a number of their key players including the world—class arsenal midfielder kim little. they have put so much into the team to help us to this point, we would just love them to experience this. but they're not here and that brings us closer together as a team.
adversity, yeah, but we will face that head on. while scotland's players are preparing for the biggest game of their careers, england's have been brushing up on more than just tactics. everyone knows that rivalry, that battle. yesterday we had a meeting, it was kind of a history lesson about the rivalry. because we all know yes, there is this rivalry, but actually what is behind it. so we had a sit down and if my history lessons would have been like that in school, i think i would have listened a bit more! history favours germany, who have won the past six european championships. but this is a country with its own footballing folklore. england and scotland will hope it is also where they make their mark. katie gornall, bbc news, utrecht. a single in spanish called despacito has become the most—streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released. it's currently at number one in the uk, and has been played 4.6 billion times worldwide, overtaking justin bieber‘s sorry. despacito's singer luis fonsi called its success "insane", saying he just "wants to make people dance". mark savage reports. # despacito... in english despacito
moves slowly but the rise of this song has been anything but. injust six months it has been played 4.6 billion times on streaming services like spotify and apple music.|j billion times on streaming services like spotify and apple music. i love it, i sing like spotify and apple music. i love it, ising it like spotify and apple music. i love it, i sing it every day. it is not my cup of tea. but it is very relaxed. 4.6 billion times. are you one of those people? no! it has become a break—out song for starc luis fonsi giving him a global hit nearly 20 years into his career. luis fonsi giving him a global hit nearly 20 years into his careerlj still nearly 20 years into his career.” still do not go to bed saying i had the biggest on the world, i wasjust lucky to have that song at the correct time and just break it open. 0riginally correct time and just break it open. originally released injanuary, despacito really court 0ne when pop starjustin bieber heard it in a
nightclub and asked to record a new verse. nightclub and asked to record a new verse. the head of universal records says the success of the song shows how streaming is changing music. streaming is and will continue to open up music from latin american artists globally. it is also injecting new life into the music industry, revenues going up after a 15 year downturn. so in latin america and elsewhere artists will be hoping to recreate the despacito phenomenon. time for a look at the weather. here's chris fawkes. we had some very lively thunderstorms last night, these pictures were captured in essex. some great lightning displays. and yesterday we had severe storms bringing damaging floods to coverack. 0ver bringing damaging floods to coverack. over a month of rain fell