tv BBC News at One BBC News August 11, 2017 1:00pm-1:31pm BST
tata steel has announced a deal that would secure thousands ofjobs but make big cuts to pensions. although the workforce voted to accept the deal, it has left many feeling cheated. all of a sudden, you're coming to the end of your working life. you've got two years left and you've got to work another seven years in order to get what you've worked at your entire life without any penalties, and they feel cheated. we'll have the latest from port talbot. also this lunchtime: donald trump escalates his threat towards north korea as he warns military solutions to the stand off are "locked and loaded" unless the regime backs down. of the £18 miilion donated since the grenfell tower fire only £2.5 million has reached the people who lost their homes and loved ones. air passengers using easyjet and gatwick airport suffered the longest summer delays, according to bbc analysis. friendship forged through football — one month after the death
of bradley lowery, jermain defoe speaks for the first time about how they met. for me, there's no bigger motivation than to think that he can go through that and fight, then i could go through anything. coming up in the sport on bbc news, can dina asher—smith add to great britain's medal tally in the world championships? she runs in the 200 metre final tonight. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. tata steel, which employs about 8500 people across the uk,
has announced a new pension scheme to replace the british steel one. the deal should secure the pensions of tens of thousands of steelworkers, after nearly three quarters of union members backed the change earlier this year. it should secure the pensions of 130,000 pensions and stop the company becoming insolvent. finalising the pension arrangements is expeced to clear the way for a possible merger with a rival german company. 0ur correspondent simon gompertz reports. it is the deal designed to keep port talbot running and salvage the amount from the pension protection fund, the u: k.‘s‘s amount from the pension protection fund, the u:k.'s's pension lifeboat. you have to take the risk... personal circumstances. the first step is to get the ball rolling before we transfer anything. workers have been going to meetings briefing them on their options, after tata steel pledged hundreds of millions of pounds and a share of the business to head off the worst damage to pensions. they see that amountand damage to pensions. they see that amount and when they can retire under threat. all of a sudden, you're coming to the end of your working life.
you've got two years left and you've got to work another seven years in order to get what you've worked at your entire life without any penalties, and they feel cheated. they are very bitter about it. they are very bitter about itm looks like the choice facing current and former steelworkers is to opt in toa and former steelworkers is to opt in to a new pension scheme which may have lower annual increases, to escape to the pension protection fund which pays some 10% less, or to tra nsfer fund which pays some 10% less, or to transfer the whole value of cash to a personal pension, giving it the promise of an income for life. the future of workers' pensions is wrapped up with the future of steel in europe. this is opening the way toa in europe. this is opening the way to a megamerger of tata steel in the uk with a bigger rival to try to achieve economies of scale. in the immediate future are the prospects for port talbot and all the satellite works in north wales and so satellite works in north wales and so on, they look very good, but in
the long run a merger is likely to lead to some rationalisation. there are still complains that workers who have contributed to the company pension scheme in good faith should not now be losing some of their retirement income. the pension protection fund is there to protect the members, not the companies themselves, so i think the issue everyone has is why should they be allowed tojoin the everyone has is why should they be allowed to join the fund, with tata steel worldwide having plenty of cash, as we know? plenty of questions as port talbot reaches a new future. well workers switched to the new scheme? will they still have support in future if needed? simon gompertz, bbc news. 0ur wales correspondent tomos morgan is outside the tata plant in port talbot. what sort of reaction is starting to come through, tomos? well, it has been a year and a half of
uncertainty in south wales. it was a little more than a year ago, this time last year, i was standing here seeing this plant behind me may be closing. there is some positivity, jobs safeguarded as we know, but there has been a sacrifice as well. the detail we were looking for has come out today. workers will now be able to choose between transferring toa able to choose between transferring to a new modified scheme underpinned by tata, or to remain in the same scheme underpaid by the pension protection scheme itself. however, there will be some disappointment amongst the workforce, because they will lose out on the lucrative pension scheme they originally signed up with when they first worked here, but that was a sacrifice that had to be made according to tata because if they we re according to tata because if they were not to make that places like the planned behind me would have to close. as simon alluded to in his piece, this deal pushes for the prospect of a merger with the german giantand many prospect of a merger with the german giant and many believe there will be some sort of rationalisation if those two dojoin some sort of rationalisation if those two do join together and there
could be some issues regarding the long—term future of port talbot, so really there is some sort of hope for the future with jobs in the long term. from the unions, they are saying this deal was the lesser of two evils. tomos, thank you very much, tomos morgan there from port talbot. president trump has again stepped up the rhetoric against north korea — warning that us military options were "locked and loaded" should pyongyang act unwisely. the united states and north korea have been engaged in a war of words for days with pyongyang threatening to fire missiles towards the american island of guam in the pacific. earlier china urged both sides to be cautious with their words and actions. tom burridge reports. as the war of words between america and north korea continues, the us defence secretary this week with his vietnamese counterpart, at a time when security in asia feels more fragile. the man in charge at the pentagon
is emphasising the ‘d‘ word. i didn't expect all of you to come out here! you can see the american effort is diplomatically—led, it has diplomatic traction and is gaining diplomatic results, and i want to stay right there right now. the tragedy of war is well—enough known. it doesn't need another characterisation beyond the fact that it would be catastrophic. but the tone from the president was very different. his message to north korea's leader feels personal. he has said things that are horrific, and with me he's not getting away with it. he got away with it for a long time, between him and his family. he's not getting away with... this is a whole new ball game. in a tweet this morning, president trump said military solutions were locked and loaded should north korea act unwisely. hopefully, he said, kimjong—un will find another path. north korea has carried out missile
test after missile test this year. the latest type could possibly hit alaska. each an act of defiance towards america and its allies. japan's missile defence system is more relevant now. the japanese government sees pressure via sanctions as the answer. all options are on the table. we are currently trying to have as much and strongest possible pressure to the north koreans so that we will have a way out in a peaceful way. recent tests of american air defence systems in south korea. the island of guam, which pyongyang identified as a possible target, is also protected. but for all the hot language, the atmosphere on this tropical us territory in the western pacific is cool. 0ur correspondent yogita limaye is
in the south korean capital seoul. no sooner does james mattis try to talk about diplomacy again, that now president trump comes out again and uses more bellicose language? that's right. in many ways it puts this country, south korea, in quite a difficult position. as one analyst told me today that government perhaps prefers that the us president does not make such strong remarks. the top national security adviser here spoke to his us counterpart today about how to contain the threat from north korea, and during that conversation it is reported that america agreed that it would not launch any preventative strike on north korea without informing seoul, and what this country has been following, you know, on one hand ramping up its defence capabilities along with the us, but on the other hand because of how much it has to lose, in a way,
it perhaps has the most to lose, because if there is any kind of a war that breaks out here and therefore the second track it is pursuing is that of diplomacy. it has always said a channel 4 dialogue is open with north korea, and offered it has reiterated this week —— a channel for dialogue is open with north korea. 0n the streets of seoul you would not notice anything different or anything is, but i have to see people here are now getting a bit worried about when this rhetoric. but when it all started on sunday people were saying, we have heard these threats so many times before, so they were ignoring it, but now it continues and they are a bit worried. i think it would be fairto bit worried. i think it would be fair to say they believe there is no reason to panicjust yet. yogita limaye there in seoul, thank you very much. nearly two months after the grenfell tower fire, public donations aren't reaching survivors quickly enough. figures from the charity commission show that less than 15% of the money raised has so far been distributed, although it says that the early difficulties
in identifying and contacting people who need help are now being overcome. frankie mccamley reports. the response to the fire at grenfell tower was unprecedented. close, food and money was donated from all over the world, but with so many organisations collecting funds, the charity commission stepped in to help coordinate efforts, with some of the biggest charities. but two months on, figures from the commission shall only £2.5 million of the £80 million collected has been distributed to those affected. this whole country and beyond has donated a large and of money to all the victims of grenfell tower, yet on the ground there is nothing, these people are not getting the revenue. grants were announced for
residents including £20,000 for people who lost their homes when moving into a new one. another £20,000 to the next of kin of those who died in the fire, and £10,000 to people who spent a week or more in hospital. with less than 15% of some of these donations making it to those affected by the fire at g re nfell tower, those affected by the fire at grenfell tower, frustration is building and questions are being raised as to whether this system is actually working, and why it is taking so long for the money to make it to those who need it most. £2.6 million has flowed out of the funds so far, and also in the next phase charities wanted to engage with the survivors and the communities to understand their views and wishes for what they expected funds to be used for. it comes as residents of a nearby estate in south—east london have been told they will have to move out. cracks in the walls have been found so if there was a gas explosion of the building could
collapse. we are shocked. we feel angry, we feel very upset. and quite confused as well because we are not getting any further answers at the moment. i kind of expected it for a while, because we had doubts about the structural safety of the blocks, relating to gas as well, which was one of the issues apart from the fire, one of the safety issues. but i can't really take it in, really. i think we basically have to move. it is somewhere i have lived for 15 years. the council says it is doing all it can to help and is putting residents' safety first, but now there are concerns about the cost of fixing buildings here and across the country. many now questioning who is going to foot and ever—growing bill. frankie mccamley, bbc news. the eu's food safety commissioner has called for an end to countries blaming and shaming each other, after eggs were found to contain
traces of an insecticide, fipronil, which can be dangerous to humans in high doses. the commissioner called for an urgent meeting of eu ministers and regulators. the contaminated eggs came from the netherlands. 0ur correspondent anna holligan is at a poultry farm in dalfsen. anna? there are 25,000 hen in this barn and it might look and sound like a lot but this is just a tiny fraction of what is a vast industry, and the fact that the contaminated eggs spread as far and as fast as they did is a reflection of the netherlands status as europe's largest producer. what started out asa largest producer. what started out as a crisis in the dutch poultry industry is now engulfing politicians, and it has been about what the authorities in the netherlands and belgium knew before they went public with that information. as well as that, companies associated with supplying, producing and using this band
chemical, fipronil, has been discussed, and two directors of a dutch company had been arrested. in terms of the risks, the food standards agency say the amount of fipronil detected in the contaminated eggs which reached the uk is so low it is very unlikely to pose any risk at all to our health. anna, many thanks. air passengers were most likely to be delayed over the last two summers if they flew from gatwick airport or with easyjet. data from the civil aviation authority for those periods have been analysed by the bbc, and show that among the ten biggest airlines, easyjet travellers suffered an average delay of 2a minutes. gatwick and easyjet say many of the delays were beyond their control. our business correspondent emma simpson is at gatwick airport. it is the time of year of course
when the holidays are in full swing and where the airlines and the airports make most of them money, because when the demand goes up, so do the slots, and that is fine as long as there are not any problems. up, up and away, but how often do they take off on time? the bbc has been looking at the data. gatwick airport had the longest delays with an average of 27 minutes. luton was not far behind. doing much better, leeds bradford and belfast city airports, both with average delays of ten minutes. the summer season can be a pinch point. gatwick has the single busiest runway in the world with planes often taking off and landing every minute. things are going smoothly here today, but if this schedule slips it can have big knock—on effects. we absolutely recognise the inconvenience caused to our passengers, but most of the time our flights are ready
to go, but they simply cannot depart because we are up against the challenge of congested airspace over our heads, bad weather across the whole european region and european air traffic strikes. we fly to europe more than anyone else and, as a result, we are disproportionately more affected. as for the airlines, easyjet had the longest delays with an average of 2a minutes. it said having the biggest number of flights was a factor. thomas cook came next at 19. the shortest delays were at aer lingus, with 12 minutes. i think airports like gatwick need to think about building in a bit more resilience. i think airlines like easyjet should have, perhaps, more resources for the schedule they are hoping to deliver, but, ultimately, it's us passengers saying, "we want loads of cheap flights, please." how best to meet the growing demand? the government reckons 30 minute delays could be the norm unless the airspace above london and europe is redesigned to ease the congestion. here at gatwick, congestion really
seems to me to be the main driver of the delayed. they have been developing new tax six to try to minimise disruption, —— new tactics. a rapid response team can be deployed if a plane is arriving late to get passengers and bags off as quickly as possible. it seems every little helps to get things on the move. emma simpson there at gatwick. and you can find out the chances of your flight being delayed using the flight delay calculator — it's on the business homepage on the bbc news website, bbc.co.uk/business. our top story this lunchtime... the pensions regulator has approved a plan by tata steel to give thousands of its workers in the uk
less generous pensions but safeguard theirjobs. still to come, moeen ali's father tells the bbc why he thinks cricket isa tells the bbc why he thinks cricket is a great way of keeping young men away from crime and radicalisation. liverpool say they will not accept any liverpool say they will not accept a ny offers liverpool say they will not accept any offers for brazilian philippe coutinho and have already turned down a £19 million offerfrom barcelona. it's just over a month since six—year—old football fan bradley lowery died after battling a rare form of cancer. the sunderland fan won a legion of supporters across the country — including the footballerjermain defoe. in his first interview since bradley died, defoe has been telling juliet ferrington how he was inspired by the litte boy who he called his ‘best mate'. it was in september last year when jermain first walked out with bradley and,
from that moment on, a friendship was made. that story of brad's is just special. i've got a nice picture in the house of me and brads at the england game. i walked him out and we sang the national anthem. but, yeah, it's a special story, you know? my best friend. he was genuine. i mean, he was a kid, all he knew is... i don't know, hejust loved his football. he loved me. i loved him. but i could see in his eyes it was genuine, because as a child, there was nothing i could give him apart from just being a friend. they were best friends and it was a friendship that captured the hearts of everyone. it was an instant connection and one that continues with bradley's mum and dad. even towards the end when he was really struggling and he was in bed, he couldn't really move, i would walk into the room and he'd jump up and his mum's like,
"he hasn't moved all day!" so, yeah, for me every time i saw him it was a special feeling. the emotion is still raw, but the impact the little boy has had on defoe has been a positive one. the bournemouth striker calls it "a gift" and says he will both be forever grateful that bradley came into his life. in a funny sort of way i wake up and i think, i don't know, if you've got a headache or you don't feel well or feel tired, "snap out of it!" if i can see a little kid suffer like that and still fight, then... i mean, for me, there is no bigger motivation to think, "well, if he can go through that and fight, then i can go through anything." you walked out with him so many times, but was the england moment the best? yeah, that was the best. i remember being down the tunnel and he was looking for me, like he does, and i came down the tunnel and gave him a cuddle and joe hart said to me, "j, will you walk the team out?" for hart to do that, that was special. then we walked out and just standing there singing the national anthem with brads on mother's day,
and being back involved in the england squad and actually playing at wembley. and scoring. for me, yeah, it was one of the best moments of my career. and you can see the full interview with jermaine defoe on football focus tomorrow — that's on bbc one at midday. a man who murdered his brother by setting fire to him has been ordered to spend at least 20 years in prison. cameron logan, who was 23, died in a fire at the family home in milngavie in east dunbartonshire. his girlfriend rebecca williams was seriously injured. last month, 27—year—old blair logan admitted murdering his brother and attempting to murder ms williams. 0ur scotland correspondent lorna gordon reports. blair logan, a young man who murdered his brother in an horrific attack at the family home on new year's day. the 27—year—old had spent weeks planning his violent actions. he stored petrol in preparation, researched injuries
from fire on the internet. what is very clear is that your stated intention, in your own words, was to maim him. your motivation was malice, and you planned this attack for a considerable time. i accept your violence here was out of character. this was nonetheless an exceptionally serious crime. in the early hours of january 1st, logan, wearing a mask, had entered the room where his brother cameron and girlfriend rebecca williams were sleeping. he poured petrol over his brother and then set fire to him. it took him 12 days to admit his crime. cameron died in the attack. rebecca williams, seen here to the right of her father, suffered devastating injuries for which she's undergone multiple surgeries. she also now has a tracheostomy, which may be permanent. the horror of what happened in that room will haunt me forever. it was a calculated
and intentional attack. cameron died in the most cruel way in front of my eyes. thejudge, lady scott, said she could not imagine the pain logan's parents would endure, losing in effect both of their sons. in sentencing the 27—year—old, she said that while she accepted he had a limited ability to appreciate the consequences of his actions, he acted with wicked recklessness and was fully criminally responsible for what he had done. lorna gordon, bbc news, at the high court in edinburgh. britain's top counterterrorism police officer, assistant commissioner mark rowley, has said there's been a change of tempo in islamist terrorism and that it's becoming a "cultish" movement. his comments follow a warning from the former head of m15, lord evans, that the threat from extremists would remain for another 20 or 30 years. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford is with me. mark rowley in essence it seems
saying that tackling this or dealing with it is a responsibility that forced everybody now? yes, saying it simply can no longer be just the yes, saying it simply can no longer bejust thejob of yes, saying it simply can no longer be just the job of the police and security service, mis. it has become too big for that. he used the phrase a whole system affect, it means all of society to work to protect against the threat of terrorism. 0f course he speaks during a very difficult year. in the four years there have been 13 attempted attacks, this year alone there have been four attacks and speaking this morning he expresses disappointment at those successful attacks. we join policing because we want to protect the public. the events of the last six months have been tragic, and they hurt us because we haven't succeeded as much as we would like to.
we're going to have to improve what we do, but it's going to take a whole system effect, not simply counterterrorist specialists and m15, but local policing, councils and the public to be able to deal with something which is becoming more of a cultish movement and less of a small terrorist organisation. mark rowley was pointing out that it used to be in the ira era or al-qaeda era there was a group of small but wicked violent men plotting these attacks but now this cultish movement, much wider in society, that is why he is saying we need society's help and at the same time as saying that we have got the director—general of m15 who retired in 2015 saying that it will notjust be another year or two but 20, 30 more yea rs be another year or two but 20, 30 more years of this and that is why everybody has to focus on the long—term efforts to try to prevent further attacks. all right, thank you, daniel sandford. let's turn to sport. there are three days of competition left at the world athletics
championships, and british athletics has just one gold medal, thanks to that remarkable run by sir mo farah. uk sport's target of between six and eight medals now looks increasingly unachievable. there was more drama in the stadium last night, with turkey's ramil guliyev a surprise winner of the men's 200m. 0ur sports correspondent 0lly foster reports from the london stadium. he had been promised a national holiday in botswana if he won the 200m last night. but in a week in which he had spent 48 hours in quarantine with the norovirus, it wasn't to be isaac makwala's day. apart from the euphoria of ramil guliyev delivering a first world title for turkey, it was a final laced with frustration. take wayde van niekerk, so close to a second gold medal. that was some achievement. yeah, i mean... nethaneel mitchell—bla ke was fourth.
he said he had let great britain down. the team captain, eilidh doyle, was last in her a00m hurdles final. she has defended british performances here, saying this is a team for the future, but with just three days to go, these are some of the defining images. medal hopefuls tearful, wondering what might have been. there have been a few close calls. that said, you are measured in medals and mo may well end up being our only gold medalist, maybe double gold medalist, but he's leaving and going to the road. so five years on from london, when you think about legacy, you would have to say it's probably not great. at least edwards' world record still stands. christian taylor said he would break it, but the usa now have six golds and leapt clear in the medal table. a few nations have underperformed here and that makes these championships wide open, but of course the hosts are under pressure to deliver. but that medal target of six looks increasingly unrealistic.
they can still make up ground but, as laura muir discovered in qualifying for the 5000m final, it is going to be hard. there is still hope, and how about this for 2012 legacy? dina asher—smith carried jessica ennis—hill's kit on super saturday. five years on, she is carrying a lot more in tonight's 200m final. time for a look at the weather. here's tomasz schafernaker. how is it going as we gradually get to the weekend? not looking too bad at all, a little on the cloudy side, as shady day. nice pictures coming in nonetheless, look at this beautiful one from john 0 groats, the very far north of the british isles, and a stunning one from norfolk because this is where the best of the weather is today across east anglia and the south—east. a huge chunk of clear
sky across the south—east extending into parts of the midlands as well but many parts of the west have shady cloud and bits and pieces of rain. all of us will be shrouded with cloud by the time we get to the evening but let's have a look at apm. scotland and northern ireland pretty overcast, a bit of brighton around aberdeenshire and fife which will come and go but some spots of rain there in the south—west and the west, windy as well. rain at times across wales, south—western england, the midlands as well, basically the further east you are the better the weather is. we have already had temperatures up to about 22 in norwich, a pleasant day. look at this band of mostly like rain, that we choose the south—east later on and then tonight it will be a pretty cloudy night for most of us, a few showers. there