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this is bbc news. the headlines at apm: more than a0 of the bbc‘s best known women broadcasters have written to the corporation's director—general demanding he "act now" to tackle the gender pay gap. there's been legislation about all this since 1970. it's got to stop and we've got to do something about it really, really quickly. a 20—year—old man has died after being confronted by a police officer in a london shop. regrets about a final phone call. 20 years after the death of diana. william and harry open up about the relationship with their mother, in a documentary marking the anniversary of her death. eight people have been found dead in a lorry at a supermarket car park in the city of san antonio, in an incident police believe is linked to people trafficking former great british bake off hosts mel and sue are to present the return of bbc classic show the generation game. and at 4.30pm, george alagiah speaks to pulitzer prize winning author
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elizabeth strout in talking books. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. some of the bbc‘s most prominent women broadcasters have written an open letter to their boss, the director—general, calling on him to take urgent action to ensure women are paid the same as men doing the equivalentjob. the a0 signatories include claire balding and fiona bruce. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn said the pay gap was "appalling" and called for a pay audit of every organisation. our media correspondent, david sillito, reports. alexjones of the one show, mishal husein, sue barker, three of more than a0 famous names calling on the bbc to act now on its gender pay gap. this open letter to the papers says
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that this week's annual report confirmed what many had long suspected, that women were being paid less than men for the same work. 0n the whole i think it is fantastic that so many wonderful women have been prepared to stick their head above the parapet. we have got stick, we knew we were going to get stick, that is why it was never going to be an easy thing to do. but it is not about getting whacking great pay rises for women who are already well paid. it is about pay parity and getting fairness for everybody. 0n the list revealed this week the 20 highest—paid male stars received more than £12 million. the top 20 women less than half that. this, they say, is not a call for more pay, it is a demand for fair pay, the letter saying the bbc has known about the pay disparity for years. "we all want to go on the record to call upon you to act now."
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the point is to set, absolutely set, in stone if you are doing exactly the samejob as a man, you have to be on the same rates. and the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says the corporation needs to look at itself, but added this went much wider than the bbc. this gender pay gap is appalling. we would insist on a strong gender pay audit of every organisation and we would also look at a 20—1 ratio between the chief executive and the lowest paid staff in every public sector organisation. in response the bbc said its overall pay gap is 10%, less than the national average of 18%, and it is working towards eliminating it altogether, but today's signatories want that to happen sooner rather than later. jane garvey, the instigator of the letter, told the reasons behind it.
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the reason for the letter is obvious. the figures that came out last week back up something that a lot of us have suspected for a long time. somehow seeing it all in black and white just made a load of people, notjust women, think, hang on, what? 2017 and there has been legislation about this since 1970. it has got to stop and we have got to do something about it really quickly. how easy was it to get your colleagues on board 7 it's been an interesting 36 hours of my life. i have had a great deal of help, far from a solo project and i want to thank everyone who has helped me because they really have. some people were more enthusiastic than others. some people took more persuasion but on the whole i think it's fantastic that so many wonderful women have been prepared to stick their heads above the parapet. we have got stick, we knew we would get stick, that is why it was never going to be an easy thing to do but it is not about getting whacking great pay rises for women who are already well—paid.
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it is about pay parity and getting fairness for everybody. would you be happy to see male colleagues' pay go down to reach parity? i would be delighted if some of our better paid male colleagues were prepared to make that kind of gesture. what we want to guard against is cuts lower down in the bbc. that would be unfair and unfortunate and i don't think there is a single woman who signed that letter who doesn't love the bbc and what it stands for every bit as much as i do. this is notjust about the top end, on—air talent, this is women in general. this is about everybody at the bbc, about fairness. that is what we are in pursuit of. in a way we should not have the do this. why should women have to get together and put themselves out there in this slightly uncomfortable way? but our alternative was to just do nothing and say nothing and i'm
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afraid the evidence suggests that hasn't been great for us. tony hall says he wants to have this problem solved by 2020. what do you say to that? the point of the letter is to say 2020 would be 50 years since the equal pay act 1970. tony, we all love the bbc, we want to carry on working for it. i think we need to do things a bit quicker. josh doody is an author and salary coach. hejoined me earlier via webcam from florida and i asked him if men and women have a different approach to negotiating pay. i think there are two answers to your question. the first is before the negotiation begins, i find that women are more often than not inclined to accept an offer or not negotiate as hard as men, so i think men are more aggressive and whether or not they engage to negotiate the salaryjob offer. 0nce negotiating, i think the tactics men and women can employ
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to improve their conversation are the same. what sort of things do you advise the people who you coach when they're approaching salary negotiations and before you answer that question, give us an idea of the range of organisations you deal with, all private sector, some public sector organisations, government agencies? almost always private sector, larger companies you have heard of and i negotiate behind—the—scenes for them. almost all private sector and i tend to work with software developers and engineers that are going to largerfirms that we interact with everyday. so i think we can assume a lot of it is in the new media age of things. what are the sort of things and advice you offer? a few things. one is to determine before you get a job offer, what would be appealing, what is your minimum salary. once you get thatjob offer ask
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for time to think it over and then formulate your counter offer, which i recommend between ten and 20% of their offer, deliver that offer and then negotiate the final details of the offer once the company responds to your counter offer. that's it in broad strokes. should people be afraid of pitching for a higher figure than they honestly expect to get or is it a bit like, for those who buy property, you ask for less than you're willing to pay, in this case you ask for more than you're willing to accept? right, i think there is little downside there just because it is important to remember that by the time you actually get a job offerfrom a company, they're invested in bringing you on board. they want to bring you onto their team, so when you counter offer, the worst thing you can expect is they say no, we made your best offer and we will stand back but sometimes they work with you and improve your offer to convince you to come on board so their goal is to close that deal and bring you onto their team so they can start using you in a productive
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capacity for their business. anybody contacted you from the bbc yet? not yet! a 20—year—old man has died after being apprehended by a police officer in an east london shop. the metropolitan police said the man was followed on foot after officers tried to stop a car in hackney yesterday. they say he was taken ill after apparently trying to swallow an object, and was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later. 0ur reporter, andy moore, is in hackney east london. this happened early yesterday morning. police were following a car, a passenger got out the car and went into the shop behind me. there
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is security fit age of what happened that has been shared on social area and has caused a lot of anger. you can see a uniformed officer pursuing a young man into a shop and then there is a struggle on the floor. it's some stage you can see the young man putting something in his mouth. then another man later ran gets involved in the struggle and the young man is handcuffed. his fist down on the floor with his hands behind his back. at some stage she becomes unresponsive and then he is held by police medics and paramedics and is taken to hospital. he is helped by police medics. the video has been widely shared. it has caused a lot of anger, especially in the black community. we can hear from an activist here in hackney.
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that boys should be alive today sitting in a cell able to tell his side of the story. instead he is in a more waiting for an autopsy had to be buried. we have to pick up the pieces, the community has to pick up the pieces and it is not right. the independent police complaints commission took over this investigation. they say they have security cameras fitted from the store, there are 15 cameras in there. they will have their derivatives from the camera worn by the police officer. there are also several independent witnesses. the independent police complaints commission says there have been in touch with the family to explain what they are doing and what their role is. we have also heard from the commander of the place in hackney he said that a lot of people will be looking at that video and will be concerned about what it shows. he
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said that they should keep in touch with the igcc to see the statements that they make. —— ipc sea. he also said the police officer roles are accountable for their actions and are not beyond the law. we have had flowers being laid here in the last hour. candles have been let and the community is coming together to remember the young man who died here yesterday morning. prince william and prince harry have spoken candidly about their relationship with their mother, princess diana, in a documentary marking the twentieth anniversary of her death. they describe her sense of fun, but also speak of their regret that their last conversation with her was a rushed phone call. 0ur royal correspondent nicholas witchell‘s report contains some flash photography. to the watching world, she was the princess whose image appeared constantly on front pages. it was a glamorous but necessarily limited impression of the real person. now nearly 20 years after diana's
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death in the car accident in paris, her sons william and harry have spoken in an itv documentary about diana, the mother who did so much to shape their childhood. we felt, you know, incredibly loved, harry and i. and i'm very grateful that that love still feels there. it was that love that even if she was on the other side of the room, as a son you could feel it. the person who emerges from william and harry's description is a woman with a strong sense of fun. when everybody says to me, you know, "so, she was fun, give us an example." all i can hear is her laugh in my head. and that sort of crazy laugh where there wasjust pure happiness shown on her face. one of her mottos to me was that you can be as naughty as you want, just don't get caught.
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and they talk about their mother's death. they recall the last time they spoke to her and they reflect on the overwhelming public reaction and how they coped with the week which culminated in herfuneral. as william himself has said, it is a tribute to diana from her sons in which they recall the woman they hope the world will remember. nicholas witchell, bbc news. with me is now is royal expert and former bbc royal reporter, sandra westbrooke. good to see you. what strikes you most about the interviews and the revelations that have come out of this documentary. i think it is very brave for the two boys to do this. in the past the royal family has been very buttoned up about emotions. this is something that has
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carried on over the years. now we have a new generation of royals who are not afraid to speak out. they have taken their cue from diana who did so much speaking to aids victims and things like that. the boys have learnt from this and a to go ahead in their own way. i think the heads together campaign is a good example. they seem to be candid in many areas of the licensee reached adulthood, but this must be the hardest thing for them to do. you suggested this is the only time they are going to do this, go back over those memories of having lost a mother is such a bond rubble point in their lives. they say they will not do it again but they want people to remember her warmth, her humour and how wonderful she was as a mother. this comes across in the clips and photographs we have seen. they adored their
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mother and at one point harry says that even if he was at the other side of the room he could feel the love coming from her. but comes up many times in this documentary. however supportive they are of doing this and why they have decided to ta ke this and why they have decided to take part, do you think it would be difficult for other members of the role family? tickenham early, prince charles ? role family? tickenham early, prince charles? —— particularly, prince charles ? charles? —— particularly, prince charles? this has not been done before but i think they will go with the flow. if this is what william and harry want to do, they will go ahead and do it. what about in terms of the commemorations of diana's death. it is about a month now, the actual anniversary. what else is happening? if you go to kensington palace there is a wonderful
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exhibition of diana's dresses and how she changed image according to what she was doing. there is a lovely garden which has been done by the gardeners there in memory of diana because the new wanted to do something. a statue will be put up there in the garden in her memory and some of her belongings from buckingham palace will be in the summer buckingham palace will be in the summer exhibition there. and sure there will be more in the weeks to come. the royalfamily there will be more in the weeks to come. the royal family have come to terms a bit finally with the legacy of princess diana. there was the period from where it they formally separated when she was not quite pa rt separated when she was not quite part of the family any more, but now they are embracing her again. she is they are embracing her again. she is the mother of one of the future kings of this country, so you cannot
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airbrush her out. the princes are aware of this and they want people to remember her. there are people around now who were born after she died and they will not know what she was like. it is a reminder of the people of our generation that it has been 20 years, ago it feels so vivid, particularly the period at the accident in which she died and the accident in which she died and the displays of public commotion. we we re the displays of public commotion. we were not quite a millionaire of this in this country. and when to kensington palace that week and i saw people they are putting flowers. people who had babies in peace cheers people in wheelchairs, people who had never knowing diana but felt they had a connection with her. it was the most amazing week. sandro, thank you for being with us to talk about this legacy. —— sandro. ,
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the documentary, diana, 0ur mother: her life and legacy, will be screened on itv on monday at 9pm. the headlines on bbc news: more than a0 of the bbc‘s best known female personalities have written to the corporation's director—general to "act now" to deal with the gender pay gap. a 20—year—old man has died after being confronted by a police officer in an east london shop. new insights into the relationship princess diana had with her sons william and harry — in a new documentary to mark 20 years since her death. thank you to sandro therefore those insights into the anniversary of the death of princess diana of wales. three birdies saw him slumped to
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three under. he birdied the first to move a couple clear because mac culture has dropped a couple of shots as well. li is the club leader on six under. rory mcilroy you can see is on four under as well. there isa see is on four under as well. there is a cluster of players there born four under. rory mcilroy is running out of holes now, he is on the back nine. commentary on bbc five live.
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that could be a tight finish in the women's world cup final at lord's. women won the toss and batted first. in reply india lost an early wicket but they are currently a two after 31 overs. india are going along very nicely, they need 96 more runs to wind. great britain one for more medals at the power athletics championships in the power athletics championships in the london stadium. sally key worn adage to. she goes this evening as
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well. gb have now won 39 medals, a more than the one in doha. well. gb have now won 39 medals, a more than the one in dohalj well. gb have now won 39 medals, a more than the one in doha. i heard the crowd screaming so i thought i had won a medal. then some name and i was like, really? it was amazing. my i was like, really? it was amazing. my start was really good. i knew that was what had to work on and am glad it worked out. the final stage of the tour de france is underway. the riders will hurt the chandra lisi. chris froom's yellowjersey is safe. simon yates is set to wind the white jersey. his term safe. simon yates is set to wind the whitejersey. his term brother won it last year. chris froom extended his lead to 58 seconds. the race is expected to finish in the next couple of hours. after the
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conclusion of the diving, the swinging programme is under way the world aquatics championships in budapest. adam peaty qualified nearly a second clear of his rivals in the breaststroke semifinals. his team—mate also made it through. england have won the third—place play—off at the world hockey league tournament in johannesburg. the match went into extra time. three goals from england secured the bronze. the final will take place in new zealand in november. that is all the sport from now. you can keep up—to—date on the bbc sport website.
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if you go to the golf page you will see the jordan spieth if you go to the golf page you will see thejordan spieth has dropped another shot so his lead is back down to one ahead of mac culture. he is level with culture —— here is level? culture now. fertility olive faster always knew the most up—to—date information. police in the us state of texas say eight people have been found dead in a lorry at a supermarket car park in the city of san antonio, in an incident they believe was linked to people trafficking. at least two of the victims were school age children. 28 other people were severely dehydrated and are being treated at local hospitals. san antonio is a few hours' drive from the border with mexico. 0ur correspondent laura bicker is in washington for us. how common are these incidents? if you listen to immigration and
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customs and homeland security they will say this is very common. 0ne cou nty will say this is very common. 0ne county in the state of texas said they found 500 bodies of would—be emigrants. that is since 2009. this is because people from mexico are looking for a better life. some will pay people traffickers to get across—the—board pay people traffickers to get across—the—boa rd and others pay people traffickers to get across—the—board and others will try to find ways to evade security checkpoints. at this time of year, the heat is not only exhausting, there are very few water supplies around. in this case, in walmart car park, people noticed that people we re park, people noticed that people were being transferred and a police tea m we nt were being transferred and a police team went into the back of the trailer where they found a horrible scene. some people were so hot to the touch and there was no air conditioning or water. 20 people we re conditioning or water. 20 people were ina conditioning or water. 20 people were in a very serious condition,
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eight people were dead. u nfortu nately eight people were dead. unfortunately this is the kind of incident that they are trying to prevent. i have a statement from immigration and customs and enforcement department that says it a cts enforcement department that says it acts as a stark reminder as to why human smuggling must be caught and punished. leaving aside, although not minimising this afternoon by those who died and was seriously affected, dehydrated and so on, this is likely to be taken bible of the debate over immigration. donald trump has proposed a border wall which she wanted mexico to pay for. some estimates have that wall at $20 billion worth of wall. congress so far has said that they
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are not sure how it is going to be paid for. donald trump has suggested putting solar panels on this would can pay for itself. one of the reasons why donald trump said that he wanted the wall was to stop this kind of illegal immigration. there area number of kind of illegal immigration. there are a number of border checkpoints on the way and this has been happening for many of us, for some estimates say that in recent months there has been a little drop in the number of people trying to cross the border. when it does happen, it is tragic. now it is time for a look at the weather. it has not exactly been an ideal this weekend on the weather front but maybe it is kinder today than it was yesterday. it is changeable
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across the uk. there are blue skies and some clouds. cloud and rain across the southern counties and a mix of blue skies and shower clouds in the heart of the uk and in cloud and rain and cold weather for the north—eastern parts of scotland. a mixed bag across the uk. across cornwall, devon and western parts of wales, it is not looking too bad. i suspect most of the showers will be a little bit further towards the east. then on to manchester it is overcast with outbreaks of rain. in nice evening for northern ireland. the western isles also have very pleasa nt the western isles also have very pleasant weather conditions like yesterday. western scotland is enjoying some fine weather this weekend. tonight there is a difference between the east and the west. in the west there is clear
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weather whereas in the east there is a weather front with cloud and spots of rain. from newcastle to the midlands and into decide it is going to be damp. the low pressure is exiting moving away towards the east, so the weather is clearing up from the west. that means tomorrow many western areas tomorrow will have a beautiful day while in the east there will be cloud, greece, and rain. a big contrast in temperature. 20 in london. possibly as high as 25 degrees in glasgow. 0verall as high as 25 degrees in glasgow. overall the best weather will be on cheesy and most of us will enjoy sunny spells and warmth. by wednesday, the weather will go downhill and we are expecting rain throughout the country on wednesday sweeping through an increasing breeze. thursday will be fresher and more blustery. the week ahead will
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be changeable and the wettest day will be on wednesday. it will stay a little bit on the cold side.

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