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the prime minister says she still has confidence in the home secretary — amber rudd is facing new calls to resign, following claims that targets were set to remove illegal immigrants. isn't it time that the home secretary considered her honour and resigned? home secretary. i would like to make the very clear distinction between legal and illegal migrants. and when the right honourable lady talks about the windrush cohort, we have already established that the windrush cohort is here legally, and this government is determined to put that right. yesterday amber rudd told mps investigating the problems faced by the windrush generation that targets were not used. we'll have the latest live from westminster. also this lunchtime... violent crime rose by more than 20% in england and wales last year — the figures include gun and knife crimes. the biggest challenge is the number of people,
and particularly young people, who either feel the need or the desire to carry a knife with them. a pledge to cut plastic pollution — more than a0 major companies sign up to rid the uk of throwaway packaging. facebook admits it didn't read the terms and conditions of the app that improperly shared the data of millions of its users. and tsb drafts in outside technology experts as half its customers still can't access their accounts online for a sixth day. and coming up on bbc news, deontay wilder makes an offer of $50 million to fight anthony joshua. both camps will meet to discuss a potential deal tomorrow. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one.
the prime minister, theresa may, has said she has full confidence in her home secretary, after amber rudd faced further calls to resign. it's emerged that the home office did set targets in 2015 for the removal of illegal immigrants. yesterday, the home secretary told mps that targets didn't currently exist during questioning about the problems facing members of the windrush generation. our political correspondent jonathan blake has the latest. another day at the office for the home secretary under pressure. did your departments at regional targets to re m ove your departments at regional targets to remove migrants? that and other questions left unanswered after amber rudd faced mps yesterday. this morning labour asked for clarification. the home secretary
said she had not set specific targets for the number of illegal immigrants to be removed, but... the immigration arm of the home office has been using local targets for internal performance management. these were not published target against which performance was assessed, but if they were used inappropriately then i am clear this will have to change. not good enough for the opposition, who were keen to keep up the pressure on the home secretary to quit. isn't it time that the home secretary considered her honour and resigned? that the home secretary considered her honour and resigned ?|i that the home secretary considered her honour and resigned? i would like to make very clear distinction between legal and illegal migrants and when the right honourable lady talks about the windrush cohort, we have already established that the windrush cohort is here legally and this government is determined to put
that right. my criticism came from labour. we now understand people have been removed because of targets and she said she didn't know. i say with all conscience, is she really the right person to lead this office of state ? the right person to lead this office of state? but support and sympathy from amber rudd's own side. what my right honourable friend be assured she has the total support of this side of the house, the total support of this side of the house in trying to resolve a very difficult, very difficult legacy issue. for a government department have target is not unusual, as the home secretary pointed out labour had many of its own on immigration, but amber rudd does initial uncertainty about whether the targets were in place has led to more questions about whether the government's crack down on illegal immigration led to those with every right in the uk being
wrongly targeted. one example of removal targets being used as a home office inspection report from 2015. it specified total of 12,000 volu nta ry it specified total of 12,000 voluntary removal is divided into 19 immigration enforcement regions. talk of target is perhaps a distraction for the home secretary, she's trying to focus on how the government is aiming to put right its of caribbean migrants. amber rudd has admitted she should have appreciated the scale of the problem sooner. appreciated the scale of the problem sooner. warnings were missed and the government is not yet back on course. let's speak to our assistant political editor norman smith. listening to all of this, in scenes still enormous confusion about what was 01’ still enormous confusion about what was or wasn't in place. you would assume listening to it that amber ruddis assume listening to it that amber rudd is agonner. i think this is the fourth or even fifth time she's had to apologise to mps in the last
fortnight, today having to correct what she told them yesterday about these targets for removing illegal immigrants and even now there is ambiguity about those targets. amber rudd says they are local targets for internal office use but acknowledges they could have been used inappropriately to incentivise removals. she was also unable to say when the home office was first alerted to the whole windrush scandal. she said yesterday she had only found out in the past three or four months and yet it has since emerged the government in barbados informed the government back in 2016. she was unable to answer questions again about whether anyone has been deported as a result of the scandal, and yet i doubt that amber ruddis scandal, and yet i doubt that amber rudd is going to be forced to walk the plank. we've heard from downing street expressing full confidence in amber rudd, tory mps lining up en masse to support her and amber rudd herself clearly signalling she has
no intention of quitting, telling mpsi no intention of quitting, telling mps i am the person to put this right. in the last few minutes it is understood the home office now saying they plan to get rid of all internal targets for removing illegal immigrants. that suggests to me that amber rudd is determined to conquer down and tough this one out. —— hunker down. the number of violent crimes recorded by police in england and wales went up by 21% last year compared to the year before. the figures, published by the office for national statistics, show a significant increase in knife and gun crimes, and burglaries. the figures don't include this year's knife attacks in london. leila nathoo reports. it is 2a hours after the latest stabbing in their area, and these young people in south—east london have come together to debate one of the most pressing issues in their community. the fact it is being reported more means we can discuss it. we can have these kind of discussions.
and we can actually get together and try to find a solution to it. because honestly, even if one person gets stabbed in london, that is one person too much. they are here to talk about causes, solutions, their experiences. growing up, violence has always been close. i remember playing in my local park and i got chased out of my local park by a knife. it is so common. it'sjust so normalised nowadays. you get told when you are younger, this person got stabbed, he's dead. this person when it came to gang wars and postcode wars. it was something you live through. it was something you knew you had to survive. and when you were told to run, you would run. the latest figures show the problem is not going away. overall, violent crimes recorded by police in england and wales increased by 21% last year compared with 2016. knife crime was up 22% and gun crime was up 11%. police also recorded a sharp rise in vehicle thefts and burglaries, too. like this one captured recently on cctv in stourbridge. there are two sets of crime figures out today.
a survey of people's experiences that also captures offences not reported to police, shows a broadly stable picture. but police data reveals what is happening at the serious end of the scale, where there is a surge in violence — largely here in london and in cities across the country. already this year the situation is worsening in the capital with a spate of killings. there is still a problem and i think one of the biggest challenges is the number of people, particularly young people, who feel the need or the desire to carry a knife with them. because in many of the offences we have seen, where you get somebody injured, both the victim and the offender and others there are carrying weapons. the government recently launched a new strategy to tackle serious violence. they want to focus on prevention as well as policing and tightening legislation around weapons. but this girl, who works with young
people, thinks it is a conflict picture. we can't have a discussion which is just about one point of intervention. it is notjust about stop and search. it is about families, it is about education, it is about austerity, it is about a long—term strategy and looking at, how do we live in a climate that is able to facilitate essentially a mass murder of thousands of young people on our streets? everyone is looking for answers. how to solve a problem with such devastating consequences? leila nathoo, bbc news. more than a0 companies have signed up to a major initiative to cut plastic pollution in britain. the pact is spearheaded by the waste reduction charity wrap, and includes a promise to make all plastic packaging suitable for recycling or composting by 2025. victoria fritz reports. images like this started to turn the tide, but although public awareness of the dangers to oceans and rivers
is atan of the dangers to oceans and rivers is at an all—time high, there is still a long way to go in the war on plastic. the uk produces on average 2.4 million tonnes of plastic packaging every year. at the moment, britain recycles less than half of that. just 46% ends up getting used again. 42 of the uk's biggest brands are responsible for about 80% of all plastic packaging. today they signed a pact. they are promising that by 2025, all the plastic they use will either be recyclable, reusable or compostable. the uk plastic pact is being billed as the most ambitious plan from businesses yet. what really is unique about this initiative is it's about the whole of the value chain coming together, united behind a common set of really ambitious targets. convenience, but not at any cost. from fresh fruit to household hygiene, the consumer goods industry is responding to a shift in public attitudes. so, things like this in terms of some of our shampoos.
we are actually making sure that we are using recycled plastics in the bottles, and for this particular product as well, later on this year we will be introducing beach—collected plastic into it as well. but this will take time, and crucially for manufacturers, money. will it all be worth it? the investment could be wasted if products are not sorted at source. although recycling units are broadening the range of goods that can be accepted, there is still confusion about what can go in which bin. we would like to see the labelling different, so it's easier for the people in their houses to decide whether something is recyclable or not. it's too complicated. there is too much written on the packaging. one green dot to say this is recyclable or not, put it in the recycling bin. complicating things further, different councils have different rules around waste. we know in the communities we serve best,
an inner city council is not the same as a rural council, and actually to try and implement the same policies in two very, very different places just wouldn't work, so actually councils do the best that they can in the communities that they know best, which is why you end up with slightly different schemes. rubbish as far away as france and spain washes up here in west wales. although businesses may pledge to clean up their act, shifting the world away from a throwaway culture may be the harder promise to keep. victoria fritz, bbc news. facebook has admitted that it didn't read the terms and conditions of the app that improperly shared details about millions of its users with cambridge analytica, a british data firm. facebook has admitted that it didn't read the terms and conditions in evidence to the media & culture select committee, the company's chief technical officer also said facebook didn't know that a senior employee it hired was also a director of the firm behind the app. our media editor amol rajan is here.
i thought it was just individuals who didn't read the terms and conditions because they are so long! this is the most senior figure from facebook to testify before mps in britain, they wanted mark zuckerberg who testified before congress, what they got was a technical guide and it allowed him to deflect questions. he did apologise to journalists, lots of journalists have he did apologise to journalists, lots ofjournalists have felt he did apologise to journalists, lots of journalists have felt for a long time facebook has been aggressive in its handling of the media and he apologised for if journalists felt they had been improperly treated or felt in any way intimidated. you mentioned the app, it comes down to application on facebook through which 87 million people were targeted. facebook admitted not only did it not read the terms and conditions of the app but generally doesn't, which suggests lots of people might be doing things perhaps they shouldn't do. julia knight mp took him on in a
rather aggressive way. full i put it to you today, sir, facebook is a morality—free zone, destructive to a fundamental right of privacy. you aren't an innocent party wronged by the likes of cambridge analytica, but you are the problem, sir. your company is the problem. what do you say to that? i respectfully disagree with that assessment. as well he might. the british interrogation was much more impressive than the american. they knew what they were doing. pretty forensic and their analysis. so far it doesn't appear to be damaging the comedy too much. their profits in the first quarter of the year are profits in the first quarter of the yearare up to profits in the first quarter of the year are up to 5 billion. the effect of this scandal is not hurting the bottom line so far. thank you very much. our top story this lunchtime. the prime minister says she still has confidence in the home secretary. amber rudd is facing new calls to resign, following claims that targets were set to remove illegal immigrants.
coming up, we're still waiting for the name of the new royal baby — but we do have the name of prince harry's best man. coming up on bbc news, it's all eyes on arsene wenger tonight as arsenal host atletico madrid in the first leg of their europa league semifinal. it's wenger‘s last home european match as arsenal boss. british sovereignty over gibraltar presents unique issues to the brexit negotiations — and talks with spain about the territory's future status are currently deadlocked. as part of our series examining key aspects of the brexit talks, we've considered some of the hurdles including border controls and concerns about tax. gavin lee reports. gibraltar, a picture postcard of britishness
southern tip of spain. gib, as the locals call it, has been uk territory for three centuries — a state of affairs contested by spa i n for almost as long. the 32,000 gibraltarianss here on its 2.5 square miles of land are on the verge of leaving the eu, despite 96% of the people having voted against brexit. i've lived here for two and a half years now, but my biggest worry is that the border will close, which would result in the gaming companies leaving. my husband works for a gaming company based in gibraltar. that could lead to us, obviously, having to relocate back to the uk. you are really worried about that — that it could get to that? possibly, yeah. we've had this all our lives, it's nothing new. they want gibraltar, the airport and everything. and they're not going to get it. we are tired of this. even with the brexit talks, doesn't it clear things up? no. get things to a head? well, we don't know where we stand with brexit. not even the uk knows.
the eu has allowed spain a voice in these brexit talks over gibraltar, and british and spanish negotiators are now meeting weekly to discuss a solution. add the spanish side say they are not seeking to reclaim the rock as part of these talks. but they do have specific demands. in madrid earlier this month, spain's foreign minister spelt out to me exactly what is at stake. what we want is to solve some of the irritants that have plagued relations in the last few years, such as lack of transparency in the tax systems in gibraltar, questions having to do with the controls at the border. gibraltar can be as big an issue if it comes to a deal—breaker. gibraltar‘s chief minister is also involved in the talks. how much of a say does he have in the matter? without gibraltar's
representation in the room it would not be possible for gibraltar agreements to be done to the satisfaction of the people of gibraltar. there is a legend in gibraltar, that while the macaque monkeys which dot the top of the rock remain, gibraltar will stay british. and while there is no serious territorial claim right now, many aspects of life could change here, depending on the outcome of brexit talks. theirfuture, for now, lies in the hands of the negotiators. gavin lee, bbc news, gibraltar. despite gibraltar‘s residents having a fierce loyalty to the crown, spain has an historic claim. here's the bbc‘s reality check correspondent, chris morris, to explain the rock's past — and the concerns for its future. one thing that shared membership of the eu has done is take some of the sting out of the long—running dispute between the united kingdom and spain over gibraltar. here it is — this is the rock itself. and when i say long—running, sovereignty of gibraltar was handed from spain to the british crown and queen anne
in 1713, the treaty of utrecht — a decision spain seems to have regretted ever since. it is still mounting a diplomatic and political campaign to restore some form of spanish sovereignty. the uk and gibraltar say that will not happen. but the eu's official guidelines on the brexit withdrawal process, say that after the united kingdom leaves the union, no agreement between the eu and the uk may apply to gibraltar without a separate agreement between spain and the uk. what does that mean in practice? a spanish veto? spain says it doesn't intend to make up the sovereignty dispute with the brexit process, but it does have some demands. most of all it wants joint management with the uk of gibraltar airport, which, as you can see, is next to the spanish border. the airport has always been a focus of dispute because spain says that unlike the rock, the land here was not transferred to british sovereignty back in 1713. joint management
could also help ensure gibraltar remains part of eu aviation agreements. but when does joint management become joint sovereignty? the distinction and the language used really matters. spain also has other concerns. gibraltar‘s tax regime, for example. corporation tax in spain is 25%. in gibraltar it isjust10%. spain says that is not fair, it wants change. again, when does that become an issue of sovereignty? british and spanish officials have been holding bilateral talks on gibraltar. mps in the house of commons are watching very closely. without some kind of deal on gibraltar in the withdrawal agreement over brexit, this british overseas territory might not be included in the transition period after brexit. in gibraltar itself and in london, that would not be acceptable. so the search for a solution is on. chris morris.
the chief executive of tsb has brought in experts from the technology firm ibm to try to fix the problems with its internet banking service. half of tsb‘s customers are still unable to access their accounts online, following a major it upgrade at the weekend. paul pester said nobody would have to pay overdraft fees or charges for april. simon gompertz reports. the frustration still facing tsb customers today. only 50% get into their online accounts. and if they do, when they try to do something like transfer money, often they get kicked out again. for the sixth day ina kicked out again. for the sixth day in a row. earlier this morning, the chief executive said the bank was on its knees and flying in experts from the computer specialist ibm to find solutions. i've drafted in a team of
global experts from ibm. i have ibm working directly to me. that team will start working in bristol, london, across the uk, and they are reporting directly to me. i will ta ke reporting directly to me. i will take control of the platform until we get this fixed. he faces more complaints on the internet from people shot rider the online bank. and others finding the information in their accounts is wrong. desperate times call for desperate measures to try and stop customers from leaving. tsb is promising they will pay no overdraft fees this month. it is bumping up the interest on its main current account to 5%. it says there will be compensation for the knock—on effects of the problems, the consequential losses, not just immediate fees problems, the consequential losses, notjust immediate fees and charges incurred. tsb is so rattled by its inability to get the online bank working properly, it is calling for outside help. the worry for customers is that this means the problems are so deep—seated it will
ta ke eve n problems are so deep—seated it will take even longer to get the service back to normal. while the anxiety continues, computer experts are asking why tsb went ahead with the major upgrade of its systems behind the problems if it didn't have a plan b, a way of switching back to the old platform. clearly something has gone wrong, otherwise we would not have the problems we have seen in the last few days. perhaps because of what we now know, the biggest thing they did wrong was to not had a contingency plan that allowed them to step back to a working system once they found out there were problems. there are investigations under way, calls for heads to roll at the top of tsb. but what customers want first is a bank that works. simon gompertz, bbc news. the home of english football, wembley stadium could be up for sale. the football association has confirmed it has received an offer, which is understood to be around £800 million. our sports correspondent, richard conway, is here.
is this out of the blue? very much so. nobody saw this comment. this news broke in the last half an hour. we are told the offer was discussed. it was not accepted. it is under serious consideration. the person who has made the offer is an american. he owns fulham, the london clu b american. he owns fulham, the london club currently in the championship. he also owns the jacksonville jaguars, the nfl team. they have played in london a lot in recent yea rs. played in london a lot in recent years. it is being seen as a move perhaps to bring the jaguars to london on a permanent basis, a permanent nfl franchise. but nfl uk while the minister veldman. fa sources also tellingly of the sale does go through, it would allow a potentially revolutionary investment into grassroots participation in
football. £500 million in cash is on the table. £300 million being reserved for the corporate hospitality business. around 800 million in total. the offer is not accepted million in total. the offer is not a cce pted yet million in total. the offer is not accepted yet but the fa board has a huge decision to make. richard conway. thank you. offering mental health counselling to primary school pupils could help reduce school truancy and crime, according to a new report. the charity, pro bono economics, says early help, such as one—to—one mental health support, can help boost the life chances of children and bring economic benefits. catherine burns reports. if you're feeling sad and worried, you could talk to place to be. and they might — and you might feel happy. a glowing recommendation from eight—year—old charlie. the children's mental health charity, place to be, provides emotional support at schools across the uk. it asked researchers from the group pro bono economics to put a financial value on its work with primary pupils. the report predicts that every child who has individual
counselling through the charity could benefit by £5,700. that is mostly because they are one day expected to go on and getjobs and earn higher wages. they are also less likely to cost society in the future by needing different kinds of help. it shows in monetary terms what we know as clinicians. if we get in there early, when there are first signs of difficulty, of upset, or behaviour, or of distress, then that won't translate into mental health problems later in life. these year four and five pupils are not thinking about the money though. if i'd had home troubles or school troubles, i could go to place2be and talk to elizabeth and she would lift a weight off my shoulders. you can share your emotions and your feelings and you won't get in trouble for spelling anything. when i didn't have as much friends as other people, i went to place2be and she told me to be more confident. it can get you something very important in life
and it's called a friend. the service cost more than £4 million across the country in one year. this school paid about £20,000. if it didn't transform children's lives, we wouldn't continue with it, because it's got to be cost—effective. i would want the government to recognise that schools need to be places of safety, and that schools need support. the government says it has allocated an extra £300 million to mental health in schools. but let's leave the final word on this to charlie. place2be has helped me with my singing and my attitude, and now i'm going to sing a bit of a song. # happiness will find me # leave the past behind me # today my life begins... catherine burns, bbc news. now, we're still waiting for the name of the new royal baby — but we do have the name of prince harry's best man. jonny dymond is at kensington palace. tell us more. it may not come as the
biggest surprise but prince harry's best man will be his brother, prince william. we got the news just few hours ago. we are still waiting for the name of the royal baby. but the best man will be prince william. prince harry was prince william's best man when he married catherine middleton in 2011. the whole business of having a best man is fairly revolutionary for the royal family. one generation ago it was simply having a supporter rather than having a best man. but the news is add that william will be harry's as harry was william's. proof parts of the great friendship between the two of them that they have chosen each other to do the deed on the biggest day of their lives. johnny dymond at kensington palace. time for a look at the weather. here's louise lear. hi, there. i'm trying to stay
optimistic but the final few days of april are going to be disappointing. this is where i would like to be right now. this is devon. a beautiful afternoon in store. there are some showers. some of them have been quite happy. today they have been quite happy. today they have been further north and west. not quite as widespread as yesterday. sitting across scotland, northern ireland, some in the north of england. further south, the showers are lighter and furans barbecuing. temperatures will respond. make the most of it. that is potentially the last time we will see 16 degrees for a few days and through the rest of april. as we go through overnight tonight, i need to draw your attention to this