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this is bbc news. the headlines at ten. teachers and nurses in england and wales could have the 1% cap on their pay rises lifted next year. the treasury admits it needs to be more flexible where there are skill shortages, but unions ask who will foot the bill? ahead of the conservative party conference tomorrow, borisjohnson again intervenes in the brexit debate. the most serious animal cruelty offences could soon be punished with up to five years in jail instead of six months also in the next hour — it's the older generation spending money on having fun. people in their 20s and 30s can't afford as many meals out or expensive coffees. hello, everybody. welcome to the exciting new sound of radio 1. are you radio 1 is 50 years old today — we'll be looking back at the highlights. good morning and
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welcome to bbc news. first, our main story. for the first time in seven years, public sector workers in england and wales could receive pay rises which exceed the government's1% pay cap. teachers and nurses could be among those who benefit, after pay review bodies were told they could recommend higher wage increases to professions which have skill shortages — but as andy moore reports, unions fear the money will have to be found from existing budgets. what does a good teacher make these days? recruiting enough teachers has become one of the most pressing problems facing schools in england. starting salaries have fallen behind other jobs after years of low pay rises. here's my magnets, two very powerful ring magnets... now the government has confirmed some teachers might get increases above 1%. but that's likely to be in areas where there are skills shortages and there's no indication yet of how those pay rises might be funded. i think head teachers would be pleased to see a pay rise
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because they have real difficulties recruiting, but they will want to know that it's fully funded, that the government will give them the money they need to pay the teachers. the government said pay discipline was still needed in the public sector but workers needed to have fulfilling jobs that were fairly rewarded. you cannot keep reducing public pay relative to pay in the private sector and still expect to retain the teachers and nurses and so on that you need. you're going to be there forever otherwise by hand... for some teachers there's the prospect of more money. for head teachers with frozen budgets, there's the problem of where that money will come from. andy moore, bbc news. let's talk to kevin courtney, the joint general secretary of the national education union. if we look at this, what the
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government promising? that isn't much of a promise. liz truss has sent a letter to the reviewing body saying there could be more flexibility, but no indication of whether it will be funded from the current budgets. teachers like other public sector workers are in the same position. you would accept it feels like this for a lot of people in the public and private sector. the interesting thing about the letter is that liz truss is specifically saying that if there are school shortages, we might allow more flexibility there. the pay review bodies have said there are
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school shortages. where are the shortages? the schoolteachers pay review body last summer against the blu ntest review body last summer against the bluntest warning you could imagine. they said that teacher pay, the comparability with other graduate positions has got worse and that pay was worse for beginner and more experienced teachers. they went on to say that the problem with teacher recruitment and retention posed a risk to an effective education system. in plain english, that teacher shortage is damaging children's dictation. the argument from the government presumably will be we have listened to that and we will accept the recommendation from the pay review body, but your issue now is who will pay for it? with the schools and education authorities will pay for it whether the treasury find extra money. absolutely. it's not a question of the review body
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making a recommendation. the review body this year wanted to give more pay for teachers. we go and we talked to them and they wanted to do that, but they weren't allowed to buy government. there needs to be a pay rise or children's dictation will be damaged, but it needs to be fully funded otherwise class sizes will go up. teacher pay comes from the money the government gives to the money the government gives to the schools. if there isn't more money, arts, drama, individual help for students will be lost. could this be preparing the ground for an announcement from the chancellor, that there might be more money in education? the government is looking at it in cash terms and have said they have protected the budget, although you will argue that because of inflation, the budget has been eroded. our website tells the truth
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about that situation. 80% of schools are facing real terms cuts. we think the government is contemplating giving more money to education, but it will require a lot of pressure to get them there. there was a budget in november and as we understand it there are discussions around the cabinet table about whether public sector workers should get a pay rise. we think all public sector workers should get a raise, but there is also the issue of how it will be funded. teacher shortages are damaging to education and if we don't fund properly, but will also cause damage. if there is a choice between giving teachers more money oi’ between giving teachers more money or maintaining what is in the classroom at the moment, what do you think should happen?” classroom at the moment, what do you think should happen? i reject that choice. it's a forced choice. but thatis choice. it's a forced choice. but that is what will happen if there is
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an additional money, one or the other. if the sdlp says there is a 296, 396 other. if the sdlp says there is a 2%, 3% rise for teachers and they don't fund it, we will insist schools make that payment because teachers deserve it, but it is a forced choice. parents won't accept it and teachers don't want that. we wa nt it and teachers don't want that. we want a fully funded pay rise. the teacher shortage is damaging our children's dictation. sometimes politicians say we can't afford it, but education is an investment for oui’ but education is an investment for our country and whoever calls being financial crisis, it's not the five—year—old started school this year. their education should not be compromised. do you have an idea of how much would be a realistic improvement on the current situation for teachers pay across the board? we could talk about the 15% real terms decline that has happened
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since 2010, but we look at the figures that the health unions put it recently and they said they wa nted it recently and they said they wanted 3.9%, which matches retail price inflation so that there wasn't a further decline. i think that the pay rise, about 5%, it is the right sort of order. we would like more, but that will be quite ambitious, and we want the government to fund it. thank you very much. young people are spending far less money than the older generation on having fun, according to a new study. research from the resolution foundation says people in their 20s and 30s can't afford as many meals out or expensive coffees due to the fall in their incomes and the rising cost of housing. joe lynam explains. today's young adults have been accused of spending all their money on eating out, the infamous avocado toast, rather than saving for their futures. older people, though, have a reputation of being cautious with their money. well, a study for the resolution
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foundation seems to dispel that. it says it's the so—called baby boomers who are dining out the most. the study, which has tracked consumption habits among the age groups for 57 years, has found spending power for 25 to 35—year—olds has fallen by 15% since the year 2000. housing costs have also risen faster for young adults than for workers aged between 55 and 60. and millennials spend more every week on their mobile phones than cigarettes and alcohol for the first time. we sometimes hear that even though millennials have had poor earnings growth, they're still managing to spend like no tomorrow on things like avocado toast in cafes and going on holiday. what our analysis shows is everybody, all age groups, spend similar amounts on these things and the fastest growth in spending on these items over the 21st—century hasn't been for the young, it's been for the 55 to 64—year—olds, those boomers in late working age. while young adults may have youth on their side,
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the so—called baby boomers born after the war are busy shopping and holidaying a lot more than their younger counterparts. joe lynam, bbc news. meanwhile, boris johnson has said he wants workers to be given a pay rise. speaking to the sun newspaper, he said people deserve to be properly paid. the foreign secretary has also intervened again in the brexit debate ahead of the conservative party conference, insisting any transition period must last no longer than two years. theresa may has reached out to younger voters, saying she wants to make britain fairer. jonathan blake joins me jonathan blakejoins me now. this is only a fortnight after borisjohnson
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got himself in trouble over what he thinks the brexit dil should look like. expect him to set up his position. he's talking about four clear lines red lines —— he has talked about four clear lines on brexit. he's gone further than the prime minister has stated, particularly on the issue of transition. the prime minister said it should be around two years after march 2019. borisjohnson has said it should not be one second longer than two years. his other red line,
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no new eu rules, no payments to access the single market and no shuddering of eu rules once we are out. this is the foreign secretary restating his position and strain from the establish consensus. restating his position and strain from the establish consensusm restating his position and strain from the establish consensus. if you establish red lines, the implication is that if they crossed, he will go? he will refute that this is any kind of ultimatum. that's not how it is being put forward to those close to the foreign secretary. he is setting out his stall. it's interesting because in a sense he is not doing the negotiations, it is david davis in personal and it will be the prime minister in cabinet decides it. matthew parris, the former conservative mp says it's not for
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the foreign minister to articulate a separate policy, but is that not what he is doing? it's possible for him to say. you are right to raise the point of if these lines are crossed, what happens. we will have to wait and see. there is an element of interpretation here and boris johnson has not gone so far as to put himself directly at odds with anything the prime minister has said. presumably he would be at the door if he did. yes, and with the tory conference this weekend, his words will be music to some people's is. the prime minister has dismissed exit, but she has said she wants the focus to be the economy and domestic issues. and this is what they want
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to focus on at the conference. yes. theresa may has said that brexit is important, but we have a challenge to present our argument over making auk to present our argument over making a uk that works for everyone, not just the privileged few. she mention young people in particular who have raised concerns in the election campaign and have perhaps lent their support elsewhere to the labour party. whilst theresa may is focusing on domestic issues, this interview and others in the conservative party are making sure that brexit is not forgotten. thank you very much. the nhs is stuck in the past and not fit for the 21st century, according to the chief inspector of hospitals in england. speaking to the telegraph newspaper, professor ted baker says the system has not adapted to deal with the growth in the population, and has warned all trusts to take urgent steps to make accident and emergency departments safe. people found guilty of the most serious acts of animal cruelty could face up to five years in prison under new legislation announced today.
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last year the rspca investigated nearly 150,000 cases of animal abuse, including violence, organised dog fights and neglect. the current maximum jail term is six months. and we will be speaking to the rspca just after 11 o'clock and their hopes that this will also be introduced in northern ireland. the archbishop of canterburyjustin welby has criticised the bbc‘s handling of abuse allegations againstjimmy savile, saying that the anglican and catholic churches had shown more integrity in handling abuse allegations. i haven't seen the same integrity over the bbc‘s failures overjimmy savile as i have seen in the roman catholic church and the church of england in public institutions over abuse. let mejust bring
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let me just bring you some news that is hot off the press. this is from south yorkshire police who have tweeted that they are dealing with two stabbing incidents. five people we re two stabbing incidents. five people were injured in leicester. there are road closures whilst police continue their investigations. just to repeat, two linked stabbing incident in which five people were injured in the early hours of this morning in sheffield city centre. we will bring you more on that as soon as we get it. washington has pulled most of its diplomats out of havana, following mysterious attacks on staff. the cuban government says the decision is "hasty" and will affect relations between the two countries. our us correspondent barbara plett usher reports. this was supposed to mark
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the beginning of better relations between cuba and the united states, but little more than a year after the mission was formally reopen in havana, us employees began reporting hearing loss and other mystery health problems. the americans now say their diplomats are being attacked. they don't know by whom all by what exactly but they've decided it's no longer safe for them, only a skeleton staff will stay. the cuban government has denied any role in this bizarre and troubling episode. it's been helping with the investigation. relations had already begun to strain in the weight of the new president whose roll some elements of detante. you'll see what's happening but they did some bad things. cuba said the decision to downsize the embassy was hasty and will further affect ties. the ending of hostilities between the two cold war enemies was a legacy moment for president 0bama. celebrated with scenes that could have been filmed for a feelgood american movie. now sabotaged by a plot that
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could have been written for a cold war spy novel. barbara plett—usher, bbc news, washington. the headlines on bbc news. teachers and nurses in england and wales could have the 1% cap on their pay rises lifted next year. the treasury admits it needs to be more flexible. borisjohnson has again intervened in the debate over brexit. the most serious animal cruelty offences could be punishable with five years in prison instead of the current maximum six months. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjessica. good morning. a busy day in sport today. will stop cricket —— we will
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start with cricket. england's one day team sealed a dominant 4—0 one day series win against west indies. liam plunkett took two wickets as england restricted the tourists to 288 from their 50 overs. and england reached the target with ease. jason roy hit 96. and a confidence boost forjonny bairstow ahead of the ashes, he finished on 1111 not out. joe root ended the summer in style, completing the victory with a six. probably the most convincing thing about the last couple of days and the distractions that have gone on was a win at the oval. a chance to win the series, everything that happened was quite fresh, everybody knew about it the last couple of days so to produce a performance like that in such a tight game obviously meant a huge amount to the side. rangers have moved up to third in the scottish premiership, after their won 4—1 away at hamilton academical. rangers had to come from behind too, as hamilton took an early lead. but defender declanjohn scored two goals, and rangers added a couple more in the second half to seal a comfortable win, despite having a man sent off.
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there are five more games in the premiership today. there are seven games today in the premier leagu, there are seven games today in the premier league, tottenham travel to huddersfield in the early kick—off with both sides hoping to continue their bright start to the season. every game is tough, every game is difficult. it is true that i am not concerned because i feel we will arrive in good condition, but you know always with premier league games, they are a challenge and for us games, they are a challenge and for us it has to be a challenge because the three points will be so important for us. they have individual quality and
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they have shown it. these other tasks you ask for. these are the challenges you like to have. this is why we celebrated at the end of may in wembley because we had these games in front of us, all we would've had these games in front of us would've had these games in front of us in the future and out it is reality. and here are the women in super league fixtures. there was more super league semi final drama last night. following the golden point drop goal that sent castleford through to the grand final on thursday. leeds just held off hull fc, beating them 18—16 at headingley to reach old trafford for a west yorkshire derby next weekend. this second half try from liam sutcliffe helped leeds
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to the win and a record—equalling 10th grand final. newcastle falcons are top of rugby union's premiership after a bonus point win over london irish. three tries in eight minutes helped the falcons towards their fourth win of the season. there were also wins for saracens and sale. in the pro1li, leinster and glasgow both won while scarlets beat connaght in a thrilling nine try encounter. leigh halfpenny helping the welsh side scarlets to a narrow 36—27 win. 0sprey‘s hooker scott baldwin should have been playing in that match,
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but he was wounded by a lion. just a warning that we're about to show you the moment he probably regretted stroking the animal. the pictures have been posted on twitter by baldwin's teammate andy goode. he was bitten on trip to a game park and needed a couple of stitches. he should only be out for a couple of weeks, according to his coach, who called him rather stupid. when you put your hand in a fence where there's a lion, that's what you expect. he's had plenty of warning. so produced to bid on scott's but half. he's pretty lucky but again, it was where we were. it's a good environment. we've been told how far back to stand. i don't know why he's patting a lion on a head as if it's a kitten. that's probably one of the silliest
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things i've ever been involved in. just before we go, sebastien vettel has failed to set a qualifying time after problems with his ferrari. he will start at the back of the grid. you can follow all the action on the bbc sport website. there is live commentary on bbc radio sports extra. that's all bespoke for now, more in the next hour. jessica, thank you very much. i think we will be seeing more pictures of the line during the course of today. i don't know what to say after that, except
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i try that home! a portrait of an sak suit she has been removed from oxford university over her handling of the crisis involving the rohingyas. bbc radio 1 turns 50 today, and it's celebrating it's special birthday with a three—day pop—up digital radio station. radio 1 vintage will broadcast hour—long, nostalgic shows made up of archive material. tony blackburn, the host of the very first radio 1 breakfast show in 1967, returned to the station for a special show with current presenter nick grimshaw. here's how the show began. tony blackburn and nick grimshaw. good morning, everybody.” tony blackburn and nick grimshaw. good morning, everybody. i am nick grimshaw. and i am tony blackburn. here we are together, celebrating 50 years of radio one, live on air. we
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started the show with music from eltonjohn, whitney houston started the show with music from elton john, whitney houston and primal scream. love it. also, jay—z and cannya primal scream. love it. also, jay—z and canny a waste. can't get enough of canny a west. that is the first song i started. seeing you here in a baseball jacket, i think song i started. seeing you here in a baseballjacket, i think we are the radio equivalent of jay—z baseballjacket, i think we are the radio equivalent ofjay—z and kallio west. we are more like the crank is. the first record you played was the move. 50 years to the day. it was saturday morning, and likely 50 years on “— saturday morning, and likely 50 years on —— and luckily, 50 years on, we are doing the same. we did it with turntables. do you know what that is? with me now is professor of media historyjean seaton — she's the the official historian of the bbc and author of the book pinkoes and traitors.
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that isn't specifically about radio 1. let's talk about the changes they've made. they took the old system and turn them into radio 1, two, three and four. it was about changing radio, which gets close to people's lives. it fitted into the demography of the audience. radio 1, which has always been the most popular. in a way, the bbc was
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dragged to it by the pirate radio stations who were putting on music for young people, but what the bbc did with radio1 for young people, but what the bbc did with radio 1 was have the sound of the pirate stations, but bbc values and in a way, things like newspeak, which bought news to people who might not necessarily have it, is the epitome of bbc values. you could have argued that the pirates whether outsiders, radicals challenging the establishment and the bbc was the establishment, but it managed to cross over. it's difficult for people to understand how little radio there was. no local radio, limited commercial radio. one of the things radio1
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limited commercial radio. one of the things radio 1 did was to play a variety of music. it was not a genre —based station, it played everything. that playing everything, the playing of lots of different music, clothes again with the music industry because audiences discovered they like music they didn't think they want. it also became a campaigning station. the challenge for it now is that it exists in a much busier radio market and a much busier media market where music is accessible in a lot of different ways. yes. radio is always undervalued by people on television. radio still has that extraordinary capacity to meet itself into people's everyday lives. the
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brea kfast people's everyday lives. the breakfast show is still popular. it is an ba by—macro breakfast show is still popular. it is an baby—macro —— it is a competitive market. they become part of your world. it's competitive, but it has extraordinary capacities. broadcasters are obsessed with holding on to older audiences, is radio one managing to do that? the evidence is that audiences are getting a bit older. not as old as tony blackburn! or me! or as old as some other audiences.


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