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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 8pm... the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham airshow in 2015, killing 11 people on the ground, is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. more than a million nhs workers in england are to get a pay rise facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company made mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal data. more than a million nhs workers in england are to get a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three years. borisjohnson escalates the war of words with russia by drawing parallels between president putin and adolf hitler. the tv presenter ant mcpartlin is charged with drink—driving after a car accident in london over the weekend. also ahead in the next hour... a grave warning about the future of our oceans. a major report says the amount of plastic pollution is set to treble in ten years unless action is taken. and the actress cynthia nixon, best known for her role as miranda in sex and the city,
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launches a campaign to run for new york governor. we will start with and breaking news on what mark zuckerberg, the facebook founder, has said. he has admitted the social media giant has made mistakes about its handling of users‘ data, saying the company will investigate apps with access to large amounts of data. it will conduct an audit of any suspicious activity and it will ban those who miss use personally identifiable information. in a statement, he said this, i want to share an update on the cambridge analytica situation, including the steps we have already taken and our next steps to address this important issue. he goes on, we have a responsibility to protect
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your data and if we can‘t, we don‘t deserve to serve you. i have been working to understand exactly what happened and how to ensure this does not happen again. the good news, he says, is the most important actions to prevent this from happening again, today, we have already taken yea rs again, today, we have already taken years ago. he says we also made m ista kes years ago. he says we also made mistakes but there is more to do and we need to step up and do it. some breaking news... in the past few minutes it‘s been confirmed that the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham airshow in west sussex in 2015 is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 people who died on the ground. —— in west sussex. our correspondent duncan kennedy is in shoreham for us tonight. he is at sussex police headquarters. bring us up to date? the background to this is that the crash happened in august 2015 at the sure our show. a hawker hunter jet in august 2015 at the sure our show. a hawker hunterjet came down next to the a27, burst into flames and
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spread debris across a wide area. rash the crash happened at the shoreham airshow. 11 men on the ground were killed, some sitting in their cars. another several people we re their cars. another several people were injured. the pilot, andy hill, survived but severed series injuries. for the past two and half yea rs injuries. for the past two and half years 01’ so injuries. for the past two and half years or so police have been carrying out an investigation into this. tonight, family members of the men who died have been called to sussex police headquarters in lewes to be told by the crown prosecution service that mr hill will now be prosecuted. sussex police conducted a thorough and detailed investigation into the incident and in november 20 17th submitted a full file to the cps as evidence in relation to the actions of the pilot andy hill. in accordance with the code of pro—prosecutors i accordance with the code of pro— prosecutors i have accordance with the code of pro—prosecutors i have considered whether there is sufficient evidence to charge mr hill with any offence and, if so, whether it is in the public interest to do so. following
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a careful review of the evidence i have found there is sufficient evidence to charge andrew hill with the manslaughter by gross negligence of the 11 men who died. i have also authorised a further charge against mr hill of endangering an aircraft, contrary to article 137 of the air navigation order 2009. mr hill will be formally charged with the offe nces be formally charged with the offences and appear before the courts in due course. it is expected that first court appearance will be in london in the middle of april. the inquest into the depths of the 11 men is expected to be postponed until criminal proceedings have been finished. thank you very much, duncan kennedy in lewes. more than a million nhs staff in england — including nurses, porters and paramedics — have been offered a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three years. the health secretaryjeremy hunt said the pay rise was recognition that staff have never worked harder but labour said it was long overdue. there‘s been a mixed response from the health unions —
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some pointing out that, in real terms, the rise is still quite small. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports. porters. paramedics. nurses, who care for millions of patients. the staff who keep the nhs going are finally to have a bigger pay rise. it‘s nice for us to be recognised for all that hard work. but obviously, it doesn‘t detract away from the last few years, where we actually haven‘t had anything. most of us live on a strict budget. that can ease off a bit and the future will look better and brighter. i have two young children, so having this pay rise will help out even more with childcare, things like that. i'll be able to do more things. they chant: scrap the cap! forfive years, there have been calls to do just that. aside from some automatic rises, the limit on public—sector pay increases of 1% meant wages fell behind. the secretary of state for health and social care,
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secretary jeremy hunt. and the election left the tories in no doubt about the irritation. so... today‘s agreement on a new pay deal reflects public appreciation forjust how much they have done and continue to do. rarely has a pay raise been so well—deserved for nhs staff, who have never worked harder. when a nurse pleaded with the prime minister for a pay rise on national television, she was told there was no magic money tree. so, can he tell us how this pay rise will be paid for? has the prime minister's horticultural skills grown said magic money tree? taxpayers‘ money for the rises will come from the treasury to start with, not out of existing health budgets, so the big unions are on board. it's not solved the problems, it's a start, and we would expect it to be the start of a new process that recognises the hard work of our nurses and our people who work in our health service, that recognises the value and that we value those
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people for what we do. but staff still have to approve the deal. and with inflation, it might not make up the difference. i think the devil is in the detail, and our members that met yesterday were absolutely going through the details and couldn't see how this was going to claw back years of pay cuts. perhaps for nhs staff in england, these rises can‘t come fast enough. remember, limits on pay have been in place for years — part of the conservatives‘ efforts to balance the nation‘s books. but public money will still be tight. this is an easing of a squeeze, not the end. scotland and wales are likely to follow the westminster move. and it adds volume to calls for rises in other parts of the public sector. money round here‘s still tight, but the cap no longer fits. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, westminster.
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0ur political correspondent eleanor garnier is in westminster. we saw a flavour of the debate in the commons, all the comments in the commons. how does this play out politically? a blog that has generally been positive reaction to the announcement today. the government has been under pressure on public sector pay for some time and have felt the arguments over pay during the general election. i think this is what some conservative mps have been saying, a step in the right direction. this announcement today only applies to england, it is expected to be followed to some degree or other in scotland, wales and northern ireland, too. the difficulty for the government is we can, of course, expect other professions to call for a similar remuneration scheme. they will want
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to pay rises for the police, other sectors, the armed forces, and the government will have to decide where it stands on easing those public sector pay issues, too. the other interesting thing about all this is that there is a focus on those at the bottom of the pay scale. it goes back to what theresa may said when she came into office on the steps of number ten, but she wanted to help those struggling to make ends meet. there is a focus on those at the very bottom getting the most. the other interesting thing is whether money was coming from. this first year, the money will be coming from the treasury, not nhs budgets. at the treasury, not nhs budgets. at the moment we do not know whether following two years, the money for the following two years will come from. that is the challenge that the chancellor, philip hammond, will have to make. it is a big bill for £1 billion. if other professions come calling for similar treatment, where will he find that many macro?
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there is a point about the number of nurses who have left the profession in recent times and those expressing doubts today have basically said why couldn‘t you have that i a that a that ’——. 9-5; f-;~‘a;‘='—~—au;l:; ~ ~ issues where the pa rty’ ”' the party may, talk numbers ii; ./.“"—;e ”are a. ........ recruitment down, and that staff are finding it very difficult to fill vacancies. to some extent the government disputes that. the other interesting thing about the timing is local elections are also coming up is local elections are also coming up in may and if you mps have nodded towards that today as well. many thanks, eleanor garnier at westminster. let‘s go back to the breaking news about the facebook founder, mark zuckerberg. in a statement in the past half he has admitted the social
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media giant has made mistakes about its handling of users‘ data. our media giant has made mistakes about its handlingééfizgizégrwrfl is outsideiaseb rs i give us more of a flavour francisco. give us more of a flavour of what mark zuckerberg has said? we we re of what mark zuckerberg has said? we were told to expect something from him today, that has dropped in the last few minutes. it came via his preferred platform, a facebook post, a text post, explaining his position. we expect slightly more later today, we understand he is doing an interview with the us news networks cnn so we will hear his point locally as well. let me run through some of the things he said. he concluded his statement by saying i started facebook and at the end of the day i am responsible for what happens on the platform. he described the situation as a breach of trust between the man who made ‘ data i577
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have been wiped off the value of the company, around $50 billion. it is fluctuating as i speak. the fact he said nothing for quite some time has been attributed by the company to the fact they said he was working around the clock to make sure he understood the problem, including meeting with project engineers. that is not doing him much credit, many people are highly criticising him for not commenting sooner and they say his hesitation to do so may more be about the legal implications of any comment facebook is now making, because they are being investigated by several very influential groups, particularly in the us, the federal trade commission, which could impose a huge fine on facebook because of this. they are understood to be looking at facebook and at the moment mr zuckerberg has had to choose his words very carefully, which could be one reason why it took them quite so long to publicly address this problem which, frankly,
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does not show signs of going away even after the statement today. thank you very much, dave lee in san francisco. the foreign secretary has compared russia‘s staging of the world cup this summer to hitler hosting the olympics in nazi germany. —— hosting the olympics. borisjohnson also says that he is "deeply concerned" about how british fans may be treated at the world cup. 0ur diplomatic correspondent james landale reports. in salisbury, the investigation into the nerve agent attack on sergei skripal and his daughter continued, as the diplomatic row between britain and russia threatened to damage sporting relations too. this summer, england‘s football team will travel to russia for the world cup and they‘ll be accompanied by thousands of british fans — and the government‘s worried about their safety. we‘re watching it very, very closely. at the moment, we are not inclined actively to dissuade people from going, because we want to hear from the russians what steps they are going to take to look after our fans. so far, he said, only 211,000 british fans had applied for tickets, far fewer than normal.
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the numbers are well down, but that doesn‘t mean we are not deeply concerned about how they may be treated. berlin's great day dawns with the arrival of the olympic flame, at the end of its 2,000—mile journey from greece. 0ne mp said vladimir putin would use the world cup in the same way adolf hitler used the 1936 berlin olympics, to gloss over what the mp called ‘a brutal and corrupt regime‘, and the foreign secretary did not disagree. i think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right. and i think it‘s an emetic prospect, frankly, to think of, er, of putin glorying in this sporting event. in moscow, senior officials summoned foreign diplomats for an extraordinary briefing — to suggest that britain itself had orchestrated the attack in salisbury. translation: the british authorities are either unable to ensure
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protection from such a terrorist act on their territory, or they themselves — directly or indirectly — are not accusing anyone, have directed this attack against a russian citizen. hello. my name is emma nottingham and i'm from the british embassy. you can‘t see her, but the british diplomat there gave as good as she got. sergei skripal and his daughter, yulia, were poisoned with a military—grade novichok nerve agent of a type developed by russia, in what we see as an attempted assassination attempt. the uk concluded it was highly likely that russia was responsible. it‘s now clear that the nerve agent used in salisbury is poisoning james landale, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the pairline of the headlines on bbc news... the
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pair line of thejet the headlines on bbc news... the pair line of the jet which crashed at the shoreham airshow and 2015, killing 11 on the shoreham airshow and 2015, killing 11 underground, will be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company has made mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal data. more than a million nhs workers in england will get a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three yea rs. let‘s stay with the nhs staff pay, including nurses, porters and paramedics, who have been offered a pay rise of italy 6.5% over the next few years. pay rise of italy 6.5% over the next few yea rs. let‘s pay rise of italy 6.5% over the next few years. let‘s speak to mike travers from liverpool, he is a nurse. it is a good start, considering we are heading into very uncertain waters with brexited is a very good deal. the pay is good but
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there is a lot of detail under the pay rises, especially to be welcomed is stopping bans one and converting all those staff to ban two, which will make sure that the nhs is a living wage employer. there are other issues around staff, especially younger staff, being able to progress to the top of their bands far quicker than the nine yea rs bands far quicker than the nine years it takes at present. there are all sorts of issues around, in england especially, looking at the sickness and absence policies we have interest, because some trusts everyday poor control over sickness and absence. and also looking at issues of bringing back some of the values of agenda for change which we re values of agenda for change which were introduced in 200a. so i hope it isa were introduced in 200a. so i hope it is a good deal across the board. you talk about band one, for those unfamiliar with the system, who are we talking about? the people we are
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mostly talking about on band won our domestics and canteen workers. they are on very, very poor wages. 0ne domestics and canteen workers. they are on very, very poor wages. one of the things i would do as a union rep in my hospital is fights to have those staff reevaluated on to ban two. that has been achieved nationally, which is really good for some of the poorest paid people in the nhs. i was struck by your phrase a good start, you want more? at what point in the proceedings? really interesting, for a number of years i have argued that the fact that the agenda the change was introduced in 2004, it is based onjob evaluation. those jobs have not been 2004, it is based onjob evaluation. thosejobs have not been properly reevaluated since 2004. looking at job creep and job development, i am a band five staff nurse working in a surgical hdu, and the role i was
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doing in 2004 is nothing like the role i am doing now. what i would like to see is for colleagues to start to lodge banding appeals to have theirjobs reevaluated to the next band. what we have now is a pay award, it is about the system, it does not reward is for the jobs we do. a word about the broad union acknowledgement, 12 health unions have backed the deal, the gmb is not. they say the deal promised jam tomorrow and did not do enough to make upfor tomorrow and did not do enough to make up for the squeeze on pace and 2010. how would you address that, specifically? don't get me wrong, i think the politics of austerity have been a disgrace to this country. it has hit the poorest people, the ha rd est has hit the poorest people, the hardest working people, in this country. but we can‘t rewrite history and i think we had to be pragmatic and start to look at how we rebuild and collectively agree on
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pay in the future. what has happened since 2010 is that across the whole economy, whether the public sector or private, the value of collective bargaining has been dismissed by this government, and now they are desperate to use it in order to try and enhance their chances in the local elections in may. good to have your thoughts, thank you very much for coming in. mike, a children‘s nurse in liverpool. hugh ferris has a full round about the sport. more on the story that the foreign secretary boris johnson more on the story that the foreign secretary borisjohnson has agreed with an assessment that russia hosting the world cup can be compared to nazi germany staging the 0lympics compared to nazi germany staging the olympics in 1936. appearing at a parliamentary select committee this afternoon, mrjohnson was asked whether vladimir putin would use the tournament in the same way heckler
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did the games in berlin. 0ur sports editor dan roan has an assessment about whether this language might have an effect on the england team‘s preparations for the world cup. with the government truly feel this is very much a political event as well asa very much a political event as well as a sporting one, and even goes so far as comparing it to an event as infamous as hitler‘s 1936 olympics in terms of a sports event is being exploited, perhaps there will be some who argue that the england team and the player should not be party to that, that a boycott is the way forward. it is important to stress thatis forward. it is important to stress that is not the government stands, when asked the foreign secretary by no means at that stage, he did not think it was fair for the team or the players to be punished, but i think the language used will lead for boycott. two club still involved in the women‘s champions league have kicked off tonight. man city women lead against the swedish champions 2—0.
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they are into the second half. the swedish team are down to ten players. chelsea are playing montpellier and france. the latest score is goalless with about nine minutes to go until the break, both teams have gone close, that one for ramona backman from chelsea. the home side have also hit the post. ryan giggs admits he will be more nervous taking charge of wales for the first time then he ever was playing. he is in china by friendly tournament and they face the hosts tomorrow morning. giggs says he will use the game to assess his new squad but the competitive mindset is clearly still there. i want to come here and win the first game and win the tournament, instilled a winning mentality. also it isa instilled a winning mentality. also it is a process, it is notjust short—term, it is long—term. 0f course it is always nice to win games, not only for myself, but also for the staff and players. it gives
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them confidence into the next game. scotla nd them confidence into the next game. scotland failed to reach the main event of the cricket world cup after being beaten by the west indies and the weather at the qualifying tournament in zimbabwe. scotland restricted the windies to one had a $90 and were progressing steadily before rain arrived in harare. timing was crucial, they were just five runs behind to be required to quiz lewis rating. the downpour was so heavy, they could not restart. rory mcilroy might have won his first tournament in 18 months up the weekend but has made an inauspicious start to the world matchplay in texas. tyrell hatton of england was one of the early winners with a victory against alexander levy of france. ian poulter and tommy fleetwood, two englishman, are up against each other. poulter is closing in on victory. mcilroy is not having a great time. he is three down from eight to the american
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peter uihlein. plenty of time to make up the difference for the former world number one. ronnie 0‘sullivan is attempting to reach the semifinals of snooker‘s players championship in wales, the five—time world champion is painting generally. he has levelled the match at two frames all. in the most recent frame he finished off, and the first to six makes the last four. that is all the sport, much more in the next hour many thanks. the tv presenter ant mcpartlin, who was charged with drink—driving, will appear at wimbledon magistrates‘ court next month. he was arrested after an accident involving three vehicles in london on sunday. itv had already announced that his co—presenter, declan donnelly — seen here on the right — will host saturday night takeaway without him when the show returns in ten days. i don‘t think he was seen there, but anyway. leila nathoo explains. this comes after this collision on
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sunday, ant mcpartlin was driving his mini, there was a collision involving two other cars and he was arrested after he failed a breathalyser test. he has been interviewed by police and charged with drink—driving. if found guilty he could face up to six months in prison, a driving ban and a fine. we know ant mcpartlin is taking some time out from his television commitments, his long—time co—presenter and friend, declan donnelly, has said the two remaining episodes of the itv show saturday night takeaway will go ahead without him what the future holds will depend on what happens in court. ant mcpartlin is due to appear at wimbledon magistrates after easter. the us is known for electing celebrities into office — donald trump, ronald regan, arnold schwarzenegger, and now sex and the city star cynthia nixon, who played miranda hobbs in the series, is hoping to get in on the act. she‘s launching a bid to stand for the democrats as new york governor.
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this is how she began her campaign. iam not i am not just i am notjust an actor or a mother ora i am notjust an actor or a mother or a wife. i am also a new yorker. and i‘m running for governor because i love this state. new york is where i was raised, and where raising my kids. the statue of liberty is symbolic... we need to fix our broken subway. we need to strengthen and renew our expiring rent laws. and to the thousands of years
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standing in the square participating in history... this year thousands of women all over america are running for office for the first time. and we are realising that if we want things to change, we had to do it for ourselves. i am change, we had to do it for ourselves. iam humbled change, we had to do it for ourselves. i am humbled and inspired by these women, and i am honoured to join their ranks. cynthia nixon in new york. tomasz schafernaker has the weather. you will certainly notice how much milder thursday morning will feel compared to this morning. we had eaten ajo compared to this morning. we had eaten a jo frost. thursday morning will be a lot milder. —— we had a touch of frost. there is an indication of where the weather is currently coming from, a much milder source. this evening and overnight, very light south—westerly winds coming m, light south—westerly winds coming in, pushing and a weather front which will bring rain to north—western areas but not until
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later on thursday. ahead of that, even underneath clearing skies, it will not get that goal. five, six, even seven in seven areas first thing on thursday. at its cold in the south—west of the country, that is pretty much edge. starting right across much of the uk on thursday morning, the clouds build a little but many western areas in the afternoon will cloud over, there will be rain in belfast and the western isles, eastern and southern britain should remain bright and relatively mild. this is bbc news — our latest headlines. the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham air show in 2015 — killing eleven people on the ground — is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company has made mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal data. more than a million nhs workers in england are to get a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three years. the tv presenter ant mcpartlin is charged with drink—driving after a car accident in london
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over the weekend. borisjohnson escalates the war of words with russia by drawing parallels between president putin and adolf hitler. more now on our top story — and after having their pay squeezed for the past eight years, over a million nhs workers in england are set to receive a pay rise. the deal on offer, which is still to be voted on by staff, will see a minimum rise of 6.5% over a three year period. over half of staff — on lower pay bands — will receive between 9 and 29%. it means that the minimum salary of any full—time nhs worker will be just over £18,000. earlier i spoke to the conservative mp and former nurse, marie caulfield. she said the offer on the table is better than she had hoped for. it‘s a big pay rise, and it‘s more than just a pay rise. it‘s looking at those
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who are earning the lowest amount in the nhs, porters and cleaners, and the back office staff. so it‘s a huge step forward. and it‘s notjust looking at pay, we heard from jeremy hunt, the secretary of state in the house of commons today, it‘s about looking at flexible working, shared parental leave, better use of annual leave. so it‘s a much bigger package than just a pay rise. why has it taken so long to get this point? i worked as a nurse, under both the pay freeze and pay cap, and there was a real understanding when the conservatives first came into government, given the state of the economy, from my nursing colleagues, that actually that was needed. we saw european nurses from italy, from spain, from ireland, coming over here to work, because they were being made redundant because their economies in their countries were performing so badly. so we recognised that times were tough and there needed to be a tightening of the belt. but after seven years, the appetite for a pay cap was wearing thin. that‘s why, with the rcn, there‘s been a lot of work done to get this pay rise,
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and i‘m really pleased the government has listened and rewarding nurses and all nhs staff for their hard work. i raised the timing issue, because you will be aware of the number of people walking away from an nhs job. according to the nhs digital figures from 2017, 33,000 nurses walked away. they are not going to come back just because of this better offer, are they? if you look at the figures from the nmc register, we know about half of those, over half of those, are due to retirement. that‘s why it‘s so exciting that there have been announcements this week of training more nhs staff. five medical schools were announced yesterday to be opened. in my own area, brighton university, for example, have announced a nursing apprenticeship scheme launch. there is a huge effort to get more nurses coming through the system, more nhs staff, doctors as well. but there are a significant number of nurses who retired. the nmc numbers reflect that. but there are more people, more doctors and nurses than ever before, coming through.
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that‘s why this package isn‘t just pay, it‘s about working conditions, because retention is as important as recruitment. pay is an important factor, but working conditions are equally important. that‘s why the secretary of state has looked at things like flexible working, better use around annual leave, shared parental leave. they are very important to staff as well. going back to my point about retention, among your colleagues, there will be a number of people who walked away because nothing changed in time for them, who will not be tempted back, despite what happened today. some of the announcements made today are looking at making it easier for people to come back into the health service. i know from my experience that people who take time out, maybe to care for relatives, or do want a break because it‘s a very difficultjob in the nhs, if they then want to come back, it‘s extremely difficult. and some of the announcements made today about returning to practice will make that easier. so people who want to come back to the health service, we will make it as easy as possible for them to do so. conservative mp maria caulfield.
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well, following that news about nhs pay in england, figures out this morning suggest the squeeze on household income may be easing with wages growing at a rate just below the rise in prices. official statistics showed that average wages grew by 2.6% in the three months to january. they come a day after figures showing inflation falling back to 2.7%. simon gompertz reports. even if your pay hasn‘t gone up much, especially if you‘re in the public sector, the average is increasing faster. that‘s what‘s happening at this london business, making beauty products for people with sensitive skin, founded by sarah brown, who has been raising her staff‘s wages. one of our biggest pressures is the tightening in the jobs market which we are really feeling. wages are going up, we are a living wage certified company, meaning we have always paid more than the national minimum wage and we think it is fair because it is based on the actual cost of living.
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over the past two years, price rises, the inflation rate, have outstripped wage increases. effectively, the buying power of our pay has been shrinking, but now wages are rising by 2.6% on average and have now almost caught up with prices. and some people are doing even better. throughout the recession we have made sure that we have increased the living wage and the minimum wage and people on the lowest paid jobs have seen a 7% increase above the rate of inflation. there has been a rise in the number out of work, up 24,000, but the percentage of the workforce without a job is down to 4.3%, close to its lowest in years. here, they have taken on 16 people in the last year to help cope with demand, taking the total to 48. that is matched over the uk as a whole. the total employed is up sharply. the economy has been quite resilient in the aftermath of the referendum and the labour market is really proof of that. thejob market is holding up.
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if people start to feel better off, then we should see consumer spending start to firm up across the economy. that was really a bit of a weak point in the uk last year. there have been worrying signs, the collapse of carillion, shops and restaurants laying people off. so far, help has come from other countries doing well and buying our exports and giving an overall boost to jobs and pay. simon gompertz, bbc news. fashion retailer new look is to close sixty stores across the uk, with the loss of a thousand jobs. it‘s part of a plan to reduce rental costs for the fashion chain, and refocus the brand on new look‘s core younger shoppers. the shop closures will take place over the next 12 months. the us central bank, the federal reserve, is raising its benchmark interest rate because of the stronger economic outlook. the fed chairmanjerome powell said the bank had decided to raise the rate by 0.25% to
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a target range of 1.5 to 1.75%. it said it expected to increase rates twice more this year. tributes have been paid to the red arrows engineer who died in a crash on anglesey on tuesday. corporaljonathan bayliss‘s colleagues described him as a "generous, kind and caring man who could always be relied upon". the pilot of the aircraft, flight lieutenant david stark was injured in the accident. danny savage reports. 41—year—old corporaljonathan bayliss, the raf engineer who was in the back—seat of a red arrows hawk when it crashed yesterday lunchtime. today, his colleagues said, jon was the ultimate professional, and embodiment of excellence. he was a generous, kind and caring man. he led exceptionally well, looking after his team—mates selflessly, and was a true inspiration. at the scene of the crash at raf valley in north wales, the hawkjet is now hidden behind
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temporary fencing, as investigators carry out their work. last month, we filmed with the red arrows as they practised ahead of their forthcoming display season. they should have been training here today, but instead there was a solemn silence hanging over their home. the red arrows are a very close—knit team. the engineers, known as circus blues, have to work very hard keeping the displayjets ready for flying. they are assigned to an individual plane and pilot for the season. flight lieutenant david stark, who ejected, is being treated for non—life threatening injuries. the red arrows are again having to deal with the death of a key member of their team. danny savage, bbc news, lincolnshire. tea rs of
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tears of relief from the relatives of the missing girls. after six weeks in captivity, most of the 110 girls kidnapped from the local science and technology college have been returned to their parents. the father of one of the girls describes the moment he found out she had been released. for one rescued schoolgirl, the memory of the day she was kidnapped is still fresh. for the government, which negotiated
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the release of the girls, this was a pr boost. following criticism by amnesty international, which claimed the military had ignored warnings of the military had ignored warnings of the attack. the nigerian government denies paying a ransom, but analysts believe they must have traded something valuable. with more than 100 girls still missing, boko haram has now demonstrated that this is a tactic that pays dividends. police in texas say the man believed to have carried out a series of deadly parcel bomb attacks in the state capital, austin, has killed himself. the man blew himself up inside his car while being chased by officers. from austin, here‘s gary 0‘donoghue. police closed in on the suspected bomber in the early hours, tracking him down to a hotel north of austin. while they waited for extra back—up,
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he drove off and then pulled into a ditch at the side of the road. as the police approached his car, he set off another bomb. as members of the austin police department swat team approached the vehicle, the suspect detonated a bomb inside the vehicle. knocking one of our swat officers back, and one of our swat officers fired at the suspect as well. the suspect is deceased, and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle. cctv in the past couple of days appears to show the man believed to be the suspect dropping off a package at a fedex office in southwest austin. he has not been named officially, but thought to be a 23—year—old man called mark anthony conditt. he lived in pflugerville, just outside the city. since the beginning of the month, there have been six separate bombs, five of which have exploded.
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two men have died, and half a dozen have suffered serious injuries. a number are still in hospital. police do not know the motive of this bombing spree that has terrified austin for the last three weeks. they are also telling the public that they don‘t know where the suspect has been in the last 24 hours, so there could still be devices out there. gary 0‘donoghue, bbc news, austin, texas. we keep on hearing about the rising concern about plastic. today a major study has warned that the quantity of plastic in the world‘s seas will treble in a decade unless we use or throw away less of it. in the first of a three—part series, we‘ve set one family from bristol a challenge — to see if they can live without single—use plastic for ten days. jon kay has been to visit them. so, what‘s for tea in the evans household tonight? plastic, and plastic, and plastic. and more plastic.
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liz, andy and their girls want to live with less of this. but how? plastic, plastic, plastic... plastic, plastic. they‘re going to try living without single—use plastic for ten days. we‘re up for it but... i can‘t see how you can do it, as a modern family. the bottles of lemonade that we like. tomorrow is bin day. we're doing well at recycling. but where does it go from us? they were inspired by watching blue planet 2. it will take years, and years, and years. it will probably still be that same bottle when you're mummy and daddy's age. shower gel, for chloe. shower gel for ella. shampoo for the puppy. going plastic free... moisturisers... is going to mean some big changes. we‘re just plastic weirdos!
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i don‘t think you are weird. i think this is pretty typical of most households. yeah, but when you start to think about it, that‘s when you realise how reliant on it we are. we make our own toothpaste. how do you do that? to get some tips, they‘ve come to meet the williams family, who have been living without plastic for two years. we are so used to being told we need a spray for this, a bottle for that... they use bars of shampoo, home—made deodorant. they have a little wooden stick in the middle. even special earbuds. just keeps anything fresh. and waxed paper instead of clingfilm. andy and i work on a fairly tight budget. liz wants reassurances it won‘t break the bank when they try doing it. we think it's probably a bit cheaper, don't we? we haven't done a complete comparison, but our gut feeling is that it's cheaper. so windscreen wash now is water, a little bit of detergent, vinegar, and it works a treat.
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but will the evanses grind their coffee instead of buying pods, and use a strainer, rather than tea bags containing plastic? i think it's brilliant. absolutely brilliant. you‘re quite blown away by this? yes, lam. well, there's the fruit and veg. tomorrow, we‘ll follow their ten day challenge. i‘ve got a stinking cold. and it‘s not easy. i‘ve just been up to the chemist. everything is packaged in blinkin‘ plastic! jon kay, bbc news, bristol. time for the headlines on bbc news. the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham air show in 2015 — killing eleven people on the ground — is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company has made mistakes mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal data. more than a million nhs workers in england are to get a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three
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yea rs. muslim families in the uk are being encouraged to come forward to adopt and foster muslim children. around 4,000 muslim children are in care and the number is growing. more than half of them are spending time living in non—muslim homes, which experts say can cause religious and cultural problems. the bbc asian network‘s shabnam mahmood has more. providing a much needed home for children who don‘t have one. this couple have been fostering for over nine years. like them, most of the children they have looked after are muslims. they can associate with the culture and the identity. they can feel comfortable that they are getting halal food, that they can be supported with the islamic education, to have a place where they can pray, they can interact with the family and the community during festivals like ramadan. having the halal food,
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and an alcohol—free house, even if they are not drinking, some of them still feel uneasy that the presence is there. the importance of matching children to the right families is all too clear. it is so important that the needs of the child are central in the process, so that if you have a muslim child coming into care, the vast array of their needs, be it their muslim faith, their education, their health, it's so important that they find the best match in the foster carer to look after that child. figures given to the bbc say that there are around 4500 muslim children in care, and the number is growing. more than half of them spent time living in non—muslim homes. it is accepted by many that more needs to be done to attract muslim carers to meet this demand. the charity, penny appeal, have identified religious misconceptions for the shortage of muslim carers.
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their new guidelines are clear about the islamic position on fostering and adoption. we have found that the scholars agreed that it can be obligatory from an islamic perspective to adopt and foster, given the dire need of muslim families to foster and adopt in the uk. with the number of muslim children in care increasing, more numbers like this one are needed so that young ones can be placed in familiar religious and cultural environments. the winners of this year‘s sony world photography awards 0pen competition have been revealed — with the british photographer nick dolding voted the best in the portraiture category for this image of actor emile clarke. all the category winners will now compete for the open photographer of the year award, which will be announced on the 19th april. there aren‘t many people who have the honour of describing themselves as currently the best
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in the world at their profession. but that‘s exactly what a teacher from north london can claim. andria zafira kou, who teaches art and textiles at a secondary school in brent was awarded the ‘global teacher prize‘ in dubai this week. and the bonus — it comes with a $1 million prize! she came back to london this morning. my colleague simon mccoy spoke to her and asked about her day‘s busy schedule. i‘ve been to the house of commons, and i watched prime minister‘s questions, which was incredible. theresa may congratulated you, as did jeremy corbyn. yes, she did, and he did, yes. and then you got to have a chat with her. i did, i had a private meeting with her, which was incredible, seeing how busy she is. then i was whisked off to... whoa, whoa, what did she say to you? she congratulated me. she thanked me for the work i was doing in my school community. i talked to her about what we do in our school and how we help our students. and how we support them in terms of making progress and obviously, my passion about the arts
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and helping our students and making sure that they have got opportunities to thrive in those particular subjects. also about the problems we are facing in terms of deprivation. and she was just so incredible. she was listening to me... i don‘t think i let her get a word in edgeways. i have some sympathy! laughter. it was quite a wonderful moment, yes. has it sunk in yet, you are the best on the planet? no. and before i even get comfortable with that, there are so many incredible teachers out there. fortunately enough i have been recognised, but this does notjust go to me, this goes to all the teachers out there making an incredible difference to our students all over the world. and again, there are people like sunny varkey, who recognise the importance of teachers, and they value us, and he has given us this opportunity to have an incredible platform to celebrate teachers. a really unfair question,
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but why do you think you won? i believe i have been recognised because of the work i have done in my community. the way i help students engage within the subjects and the work i do outside the classroom as well, making sure children are safe and having a really good experience at school. i read one report that describes your school and the area where it is as challenging. you describe it as beautifully diverse. absolutely, it is. we have got over 35 different languages that are spoken at our school. and you speak all of those, at least you can greet the children. i‘m able to say hello in a few languages, yes. the reason i do that is just to welcome them. can you imagine what it would feel like if you were new to the area, had no english whatsoever, and you came into this huge, intimidating building, and just to be able to say hello. the connection is there. have you seen the moment
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you won the prize? it‘s so embarrassing! let‘s show it. this was the moment it was announced. we will show it to you now. yeah. you can guess what the sound is, it‘s a lot of people clapping! i did not think i was going to get that. i actually had my suitcase packed the night before, determined to go to the after show party, because it was going to be epic. i had everything packed before so it would be a quick trip to the airport. but then the announcement happened. it was incredible. a rts arts and textile teacher. a lot of people going, yes, because there is an obsession with science and maths and everything. the arts, notjust text out and out, but drama, music, media. they are incredibly powerful subjects. from my school, and the work we do with our children, i see how they can transform lives. u nfortu nately we a re
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how they can transform lives. unfortunately we are in a situation where schools are having to gently squeeze them out because of the fact that there are pressures there. i think it‘s really important that we look after these arts and we ensure that every child experiences them. because they will transform lives. they actually help students by supporting them to engage with their other subjects. we need to work on this. has the best teacher in the world ever failed a this. has the best teacher in the world everfailed a pupil? is there a boy orgirl world everfailed a pupil? is there a boy or girl who you think, gosh, i wish i had done something else? we are very critical, teachers. we are very critical. there‘s always more that we can do. but we‘d always learn, try to improve our practice. we are constantly developing, co nsta ntly we are constantly developing, constantly reflecting. so yes. what do you do now? you are the best teacher in the world, how do you use that? i have got this incredible platform now, i have had an immense response from people all over the
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world. i have met some incredible teachers from all over the world, and the work they have been doing with the varkey foundation. now is an exciting opportunity and i have some doors opening, but my passion is in raising the profile of the arts, ensuring every child has got, or is engaging, within these subjects. and as you know, in terms of the issues with deprivation within my own school, i want to make sure that there are no labels and barriers for our students. sure that there are no labels and barriers for our studentslj sure that there are no labels and barriers for our students. i have to ask you, it‘s a $1 million prize, paid to you over ten years on the basis that you stay in teaching for at least five of them. and he thought what you will do with the money? no! no, i still... i still can‘t connect with the fact that is there. i normally just can‘t connect with the fact that is there. i normallyjust park it. will it bea there. i normallyjust park it. will it be a ferrari? i doubt that very much. i need to rethink carefully, but i am really excited. my kids at
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school are buzzing with ideas and i am looking forward to hearing what their views are. again, am looking forward to hearing what theirviews are. again, it am looking forward to hearing what their views are. again, it is going back to what i am passionate about. ican back to what i am passionate about. i can see how it transforms lives. it is looking at how we can use that for those particular purposes. and congratulations to her, it goes to show you never forget a good teacher. i wouldn‘t have been where iam teacher. i wouldn‘t have been where i am today without some special teachers getting me interested in what i do. lots of other to talk about. heading towards the start of british summer time, things are looking a little bit mixed. 0ut there tonight, we have a fair amount of cloud, things looking largely frost free. across the atlantic, plenty of cloud there as well, and we will see the cloud bringing weather systems and some outbreaks of rain across the uk for the coming week or so. we‘ll so have mild air with us coming from the atlantic. you can see the yellow colours on the map indicating milder air. colder air waiting in the wings as
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we head towards friday and the end of the week. for the rest of tonight, you can see the cloud moving in from the north—west, a few showers for the west of scotland. also one or two outbreaks of rain across eastern parts of england, particularly east anglia, that should ease during thursday morning. it's should ease during thursday morning. it‘s looking dry for most of us. clear skies and lightest wins in wales and south—west england, there could just be a touch of frost, some mist and fog patches as well. most of us, reasonably mild to start thursday morning. during thursday, initially some outbreaks of rain across eastern england, slowly clearing towards the east. then a lot of dry, fine and reasonably sunny weather, particularly in eastern scotland and eastern england, possible temperatures up to 13 degrees in aberdeenshire. that‘s before this area of rain moves into northern ireland and western scotla nd northern ireland and western scotland during the afternoon. that‘s the first weather front affecting us in the next few weeks. the jet stream will continue to move in from the west, pushing these
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weather systems from west to east across the country. if we look towards the end of the working week, we will see some slightly colder air moving in behind a cold front. during friday, clearer skies at first, and as that clears, showers moving from north to west. some heavy, some hail and perhaps a little sleet and snow over the higher ground of scotland. for most places it will fall as rain. still some rain and snow showers in the far north—west on saturday. england and wales initially fairly cloudy, the chance of patchy rain in the south and east should clear away. temperatures reasonably typical for the time of year and it looks like there should be a little bit more sunshine on the cards as we had to sunday and don‘t forget the clocks go forward during the early hours of sunday morning. this is bbc news. i‘m julian worricker. the headlines at 9pm. facebook founder mark zuckerberg admits the company has made mistakes in its protection of users‘ personal
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data the pilot of a jet which crashed at the shoreham airshow in 2015, killing 11 people on the ground, is to be charged with manslaughter by gross negligence. more than a million nhs workers in england are to get a pay rise of at least 6.5% over the next three years. the tv presenter ant mcpartlin is charged with drink—driving after a car accident in london over the weekend. also in the next hour... anger in moscow as borisjohnson compares vladimir putin to adolf hitler. the foreign secretary says russia‘s staging of the world cup is similar to hitler hosting the 1936 olympics in nazi germany.
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