tv BBC News at One BBC News April 25, 2019 1:00pm-1:31pm BST
that's the warning from the boss of nhs england amid a big rise in the number of measles cases. the rise is down to the number of people not taking up the vaccination available to protect against the highly contagious and potenitally fatal illness. also this lunchtime. a decision is expected on whether to launch an inquiry into how details from a meeting of the government's national security council about the chinese telecoms firm huawei appeared in a newspaper. russia's president has held his first—ever meeting with the north korean leader, kim jong—un. prince william lays a wreath in new zealand as he pays tribute to those who lost their lives in battle on anzac day. not the best run up to the london marathon as sir mo farah gets emrboiled in a very public row with one of the world's
greatest distance runners. and coming up on bbc news... manchester city have the advantage again — back on top of the table after a comfortable 2—0 over manchester united. good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. more than half a million children in the uk are not protected against measles because they've not been vaccinated against the highly infectious viral disease that can be fatal. the nhs boss simon stevens has called it a growing public health time bomb. the number of measles cases in england almost quadrupled last year. and it's notjust here. there are similar problems around the world as our global health correspondent richard galpin reports.
this one—year—old is lucky to be alive. the rash, a key symptom of measles. it took doctors in a london hospital more than a week to stabilise her. she now recovered back home. two young to have been vaccinated herself, she must have caught it from someone else who had not been inoculated.” caught it from someone else who had not been inoculated. i had no idea how serious measles could be. one of the reason that we wanted to show photos is to say, this is what can happen to vulnerable children, and babies who either are not old enough to have the vaccine, or aren't able to have the vaccine, or aren't able to have the vaccine, or aren't able to have it for health reasons. according to unicef, cases of the dangerous disease are on the rise around the world. and it is linking it to the numbers of people not being vaccinated. unicef says globally, 169 million children missed out on the measles vaccine
between 2010 and 2017. and now measles cases are up between 2010 and 2017. and now measles cases are up by almost 300%, compared with last year. in 2017, it says, 110,000 people died from the disease, most of them children. all round the world, there's different reasons. and it's really coming down toa reasons. and it's really coming down to a mixture of a lack of information and trust of information, no access to it, so the main thing has got to be information. this is new york, an outbreak in the city and the state is thought to be linked to people who returned from trips abroad. the ultraorthodox jewish community who returned from trips abroad. the ultraorthodoxjewish community has been particularly ha rd—hit. ultraorthodoxjewish community has been particularly hard—hit. in europe, ukraine has the most cases of measles. a number of people inoculated is low, partly due to scepticism about the vaccine. reportedly fuelled by anti—vaccination campaign is operating online. it takesjust anti—vaccination campaign is operating online. it takes just a very quick search on social media to
find many posts by anti—vaccination groups. health officials in this country are extremely worried about this, saying that the information given by these groups is misinformation, it's not true, and in fact, vaccines are safe. and we understand that the government is very soon going to meet up with the major social media companies to discuss this problem of misinformation. i'm seeing them on monday to require that they do more to ta ke monday to require that they do more to take down wrong, well, lies essentially, that are promoted on social media about the impact of vaccination. vaccination is safe and very, very important for the public health, for everybody‘s l. very, very important for the public health, for everybody's l. while this girl survived —— everybody's health. while this girl survived measles, tens of thousands of people around the world die from it. tackling misinformation online could have a major impact in preventing more deaths.
an inquiry could be launched into how details of a top secret government meeting that was chaired by the prime minister were leaked to a newspaper. the daily telegraph yesterday reported that despite security concerns, theresa may had approved the use of equipment built by the chinese firm, huawei, in the uk's mobile phone network. our security correspondent frank gardner is here. this league has printed huge concern, hasn't it? -- this leak? yes, this is absolutely unprecedented. the unprecedented. national yes, this is absolutely unprecedented. the national security committee is meant to be the holy of holies is meant to be the one place in whitehall where ministers can hear secret intelligence in an enclosed space and everyone in the room has signed the official secrets act. the spooks, m15, gchq, can share sensitive information, often gathered in great risk by human
elements, with elected ministers. somebody has leaked the details of tuesday? meeting, and it doubly sensitive because it comes at the time when there is a big debate on whether britain can use huawei as to help with the new generation of mobile communications. there is a debate in whitehall as to who leaked this, there could be a criminal inquiry, that has not been ruled out by the culture secretary. a lot of people are probing who leaked this, it's very sensitive and very damaging. sri lanka has admitted a "major intelligence la pse" before the easter sunday suicide bombings which killed at least 359 people. a warning from india about the planned attacks was not properly shared by the authorities. sri lankan security forces have expanded their hunt for suspects with search operations taking place across the country. nick beake is in the capital colombo. give us the latest on the
investigation. sri lanka remains on high alert. we are told more than 7000 soldiers are part of the operation to try and track down any remaining members of the cell, which, of course, have already brought so much carnage in this country. there was another explosion this morning, to the east of this city, colombo, but it's worth stressing no one is believed to have been injured in that. it took place, we think, in some vacant land next toa we think, in some vacant land next to a magistrates‘ court. investigators will be going there, trying to gather any useful forensic evidence. we have also heard today that three more people have been arrested. they had in their possession and hand grenades and also six swords, so concern. we are also six swords, so concern. we are also hearing that in the middle of this island, some 200 non—electric detonators have been found. meanwhile back in colombo, the capital, the line of inquiry, a key line focuses on one particular
family, the ebrahim family. the father is a very prominent spiced trader, a wealthy man, but it is believed that two of his sons were suicide bombers at the weekend and a female member of the family blew herself up and possibly some of her children when the police moved in to make arrests. lots for the police to go on. of course, a state of emergency remained in this country. knife crime across england and wales has risen to record levels. last year, nearly 41,000 offences were recorded by police, a 6% increase on 2017. the figures, published by the office for national statistics, show there were more than 730 cases of murder and manslaughter, that‘s the highest number since 2008. our home affairs correspondent peter cooke is here with me now. you have been looking through these figures, what more can you tell us? these figures come amid a national debate about this particular issue. two people have died as a result of the stab wounds in london and
birmingham since tuesday. earlier this month, the prime minister held a youth violence summit at downing street and said this cannot be solved purely by increasing police numbers and arresting their way out of the situation. the offences are at the highest level since 2011. under new home office proposals, teachers, nhs workers and police officers in england and wales could be held accountable if they fail to spot a violent crime in children among their care. unions reacted angrily to that. murder cases have raised by 12%, 77 more than the previous year. malicious communications, things like stalking and harassment, up 74%. rubbery up attempt, but burglaries see a reduction. rubbery up a tent. the number of actual crime has fallen,
with more victims not coming forward. the chief executive of rbs, ross mcewan, has resigned, saying he has "delivered the strategy" that he set out. when he started in 2013, the bank was more than 80% owned by the government, but the taxpayer‘s stake has since reduced to 62%. under his leadership the bank has closed hundreds of branches, but last year reported a profit of £1.6 billion. several climate change protestors have been arrested after they blocked the main entrance to the london stock exchange. elsewhere, protesters have been removed from the top of a train at canary wharf station in east london. the extinction rebellion group says today will mark the end of a phase of protests designed to cause disruption in the capital. the russian president, vladimir putin, has held his first summit with north korean leader kim jong—un. the pair greeted each other warmly ahead of the talks, near the city of vladivostok in russia‘s far east. the leaders reportedly discussed denuclearisation, with mr putin offering to support
efforts to normalise north korean—us relations. steve rosenberg reports from vladivostok. it‘s the first rule of international summitry — when a president arrives, in this case putin, make sure they are safe. and the second rule — if you have a red carpet, make sure it fits. when the russians realised they didn‘t, out came the knife. in the end, sticky tape saved the day. just in time for the guest of honour. kimjong—un is in a sticky situation. international sanctions are biting. talks with america on north korea‘s nuclear programme have stalled. so he‘s come to an island near vladivostok to seek vladimir putin‘s support. for russia, it‘s a chance to show it‘s a key player on the global stage. "thank you, mr president," said kim, "for travelling thousands of kilometres from moscow
to meet me." last year, north korea declared a moratorium on tests of nuclear weapons and long—range missiles. it was the signal for donald trump to start courting kim. he called him his friend. but he couldn‘t persuade him to end his nuclear programme. now russia says it can help. last year, donald trump said of kimjong—un, "we have a great relationship, we fell in love." well, one thing that vladimir putin doesn‘t go in for is public confessions of affection for world leaders. still, the smiles, as we saw here today, send a message to the white house — when it comes to being kim‘s best friend, two can play at that game. after the talks, vladimir putin said that for north korea to denuclearise, it needed to be given security guarantees backed up by international law. the summit was short on substance but it was big on symbols.
kim gave putin a korean sword, a sign of strength, he said. and then a toast. could vladimir putin be kim‘s new best friend? donald trump will be watching. steve rosenberg, bbc news, vladivostok. the time is 1.13pm. our top story this lunchtime. cases of measles almost quadrupled in england last year, as a report warns more than half a million children in the uk may not have had the jab. coming up... the huge surge in the number of aianbs. we look at what it means to local communities. andy murray is said to be "cautiously optimistic" about returning to playing this summer. his mum judy says it‘s early days after his hip surgery injanuary but that he‘s back hitting a ball. the duke of cambridge is visiting new zealand, a nation still coming terms with last months devastating mosque shootings when 50
people were killed. he began his two—day visit by attending an anzac day memorial service to commemorate the country‘s war dead. earlier william met four—year—old alen alsati at a children‘s hospital in auckland. she was injured in the terrorist attack and only awoke from a coma earlier this week. hywel griffith reports from christchurch. remembering the fallen of every generation. the anzac day service marks the anniversary of the gallipoli landing, the first world war campaign in which thousands of soldiers from australia and new zealand were killed. the prince laid a wreath on behalf of the queen. earlier, services were held across the country at dawn. new zealand‘s prime minister said the day should focus on what those soldiers were fighting for. as we come together on this day to remember, to commemorate, to give thanks to others, let us also recommit.
let us recommit to those simple values of freedom, democracy and peace. that peace was challenged by the terror attack. today, the prince met its youngest survivor, four—year—old alen, who only woke from a coma this week. do you have a daughter? do i have a daughter? yes, she's called charlotte. what‘s her name? charlotte. she is about the same age as you. in christchurch, the anzac service was held under tight security. some who witnessed the shooting in march came to pay their respects. i‘m from turkey, and this is my tenth year celebrating anzac day, and i am grateful to be here to show my support, my respect and my honour to grandparents, fathers and sons, of turkey and new zealand. during his time here, the prince will meet some of the survivors of the christchurch attack and the emergency response
teams who tried to help them. it will be similar to his visit here eight years ago in the wake of the earthquake which devastated parts of the city and killed 185 people. now, as then, this is a city scarred by trauma, looking to honour those it has lost. hywel griffith, bbc news, christchurch. meanwhile, the duchess of cambridge has attended an anzac day service at westminster abbey along with prince harry, whose first child is due any day now. our royal correspondent jonny dymond is there. as you can hear, the bells are appealing, they have been going for the last 15 minutes, since the duchess of cambridge and the duke of sussex left the service. it lasted about an hour
sussex left the service. it lasted aboutan hourand sussex left the service. it lasted about an hour and there were traditional elements of our remembrance services, pereyra‘s, and the last cut post. and a poem was read by ataturk, the founder of modern turkey. 50,000 allied troops, 85,000 turkish troops. it is a royal tradition that anzac day is marked since 1916, one year on since the invasion of gallipoli. 12 hours ago, as we heard, it was the duke of cambridge in auckland who started anzac day commemorations and then 12 hours later his wife and prince harry, waiting expecta ntly
hours later his wife and prince harry, waiting expectantly for his first child, made their way into the abbey to remember the dead. after months of rumour and speculation, the former vice presidentjoe biden has offically launched his bid to become president of the united states. the 76—year—old officially launched his campaign just a few hours ago, releasing a video that focused on the 2017 white supremacist rally in charlottesville, virginia. supermarket giants sainsbury‘s and asda have been blocked from completing their planned £7 billion merger. the competition regulator said it thought the deal could lead to higher prices for customers. both supermarkets have now agreed to pull out of the deal. our business correspondent emma simpson is here. how much of a surprise as this? how much of a surprise as thi57m is not. the mergerfelt doomed after the competition and markets authority issued a damning set of initial findings authority issued a damning set of initialfindings raising authority issued a damning set of initial findings raising a authority issued a damning set of initialfindings raising a catalogue of concerns and it has not changed its tune today, it went ahead and
blocked the merger out right. it said it would lead to increased prices in stores, online and at many petrol stations across the uk, as well as reducing the quality of choice and products on sale. sainsbury‘s and asda insisted the deal would produce cost savings which would feed through to lower prices and went on to promise £1 billion of price cuts over three yea rs billion of price cuts over three years but it was not enough to satisfy the regulator. the big questions now is what happens to sainsbury‘s because the boss is under pressure for a plan b. the share price is down today, a 25 year low. he said publicly that this deal was necessary to fend off the like of aldi and lidl. sainsbury‘s needs to recover the ground it has lost over the last year as it tried to
push through the merger, which is now dead. labour is pledging to reverse cuts to thousands of bus services across england and wales at a cost of £1.3 billion a year. the party says the policy would be paid for by vehicle tax. conservatives claim labour‘s plans would slash funding for road repairs. theo leggett reports. buses offer a lifeline to people who don‘t have cars, especially in rural areas. but many routes rely on support from local authorities, and campaigners say funding cuts are having a serious impact. if you live in the town, you might not notice much difference. if you live in the suburbs, you‘ll have seen fewer buses going to fewer places. if you live in the country, you‘ll be lucky to get any buses at all. the campaign for better transport says that since 2010, 3000 routes have been axed because local authority budgets for buses have been cut by 45%. now labour is promising to restore them. we improve our cities and improve our air quality, improve our quality of life, when we improve public transport.
and that‘s why we are very keen to invest in good buses for the whole country. labour says the move will be paid for using money from vehicle excise duty, or road tax. because transport funding is a devolved issue, its plan is focused on england. politicians in scotland, wales and northern ireland would have to decide for themselves whether to follow suit. the conservatives have dismissed the plan. the challenge with the labour policy is a question of funding. it's wonderful to be able to say i'm going to put more money into everything, but there is a question of where the money comes from. and it seems like they have already spent the money for this announcement several times over. the liberal democrats also think significant changes are needed to help bus users. what we want to do is to get more people back on the buses, by having discounts, two—third discounts for young people, encouraging them to use the bus more. and we also want to have more freedom to have a different system of franchising, like in london,
where the bus companies provide a network. they don‘tjust cherry pick the profitable routes. the green party, meanwhile, says is right to -- the green party, meanwhile, says labour is right to focus on buses, but it says the party should also commit to scrapping the controversial hs2 high—speed rail so that furtherfunding can be diverted to local rail and bus services. at a time when brexit is dominating the political agenda, labour‘s proposal looks like a move designed to steer attention back towards issues which it believes are closer to the hearts of many voters. theo leggett, bbc news. a decade after it was first launched, the number of people signing up to rent out rooms through airbnb has rocketed in the uk. london and edinburgh in particular have seen a huge increase in the past few years. but some are concerned about the impact it is having on communities as colletta smith reports. a home away from home. that‘s what airbnb promised. book on an app, rent
directly from a local, or stay in someone‘s spare room. but this is an app which has not only changed the way we holiday, but also the way we live. it‘s most obvious here. homes without residents. 12,000 edinburgh properties are now listed on airbnb. that‘s turning the feel of the city upside down for residents. there are a few shops where you can go in and buy a pint of milk and a couple of oranges, but there is a limit to the number of ‘hey, jimmy hats‘ and tartan scarves that we need. rosemary is the last permanent resident on her stair of eight flats. people come, they take a flat, and they invite all and sundry to a party. they don‘t care how much noise they make, they don‘t care about upsetting the neighbours, because they are going to go away. louise has been letting out holiday homes for more than two decades. they don‘t use the app, but she does appreciate the value
of the extra visitors to edinburgh. we are all benefiting from it, because the city is improved, but also, there are the benefits in terms of employment, the benefits to the local economy. people spending money here. airbnb letting has become big business. across the uk a quarter of listings are from hosts who own five or more properties. airbnb say they support plans for host registration in london, and new regulations in scotland. but that‘s little comfort for those trying to rent in cities where they work. because it's become such a tourist hotspot, it does mean that there has been a knock—on effect on renting prices. people are often using airbnb, and other places like that. there is a limited amount of accommodation that comes up in edinburgh. so when accommodation does come up, the prices are often hiked up. airbnb has revolutionised the way half a billion of us have been on holiday right across the globe.
but that choice and flexibility it gives comes at a cost that is not always obvious. colletta smith, bbc news. this sunday, mo farah will try to win his first london marathon. it‘ll be a tough task. to do it, he‘ll have to beat the world record holder, eliud kipchoge. but instead of preparing quietly for the big race, he has become embroiled in a row with the ethiopian former distance runner, haile gebrselassie. sir mo said he‘d been robbed at a hotel owned the ethiopian. gebrasalasi immediately hit back by alleging "multiple reports of disgraceful conduct" which mo farah denies. our sports correspondent joe wilson reports. mo farah‘s opponent is the man he‘s nose—to—nose with here, that‘s the way the london marathon‘s planned it. farah traded mock blows with world record holder eliud kipchoge for the cameras by the thames yesterday. they race on sunday.
but farah has been fixed on another rival. he crossed paths with the great haile gebrselassie as a runner, and farah prepared in ethiopia at one of gebrselassie‘s hotels. there, farah says, he was the victim of a crime. farah used yesterday‘s marathon media conference to tell the world about it. someone in the hotel got into my bag, opened my bag, took my money, took my nice watch my wife bought me as a present, and just, to be honest, it is haile who owns the hotel. and when you stay for three months in that hotel, it was very disappointing to know someone who has that hotel and that support couldn‘t do nothing. and at the end, i was just like, they couldn‘t do nothing i was just disappointed with him. here is haile gebrselassie at his hotel in ethiopia. he‘s made counterclaims against mo farah, including suggestions of an assault. all of which farah and his representatives dispute. gebrselassie has a message on his phone apparently from farah,
who warns him that he will use the marathon news conference to raise the robbery issue. he did it on purpose. he told me before he left ethiopia, he told me directly, "i am going to spoil, destroy your name, destroy your hotel," it‘s like this. you can read from his sms message. farah‘s spokesperson last night urged gebrselassie or his legal team to get in touch so the matter can be resolved. in the meantime, of course, mo farah is preparing for the biggest test of his career. his appearance at the london marathon running show on the tumbleator yesterday was. ..eye—catching. he emerged apparently unscathed. the race farah faces on sunday against the world‘s best runners over 26 miles seems far more straightforward than the row that has immersed him in the past 211 hours. joe wilson, bbc news.
we go to jamaica now because the cast of the 25th james bond film has just been announced. it was kept under wraps but has now been revealed at the goldeneye estate injamaica where ian fleming wrote the 007 novels. one bit of news that fans wanted has not been revealed and that is the title of the 25th officialjames bond movie. they are keeping it under wraps and they keep calling it bond 25. we have had new casting, new membersjoining bond 25. we have had new casting, new members joining the crew, bond 25. we have had new casting, new membersjoining the crew, and a little bit of synopsis, what is going to be going on. apparently james bond is living in semi retirement here in jamaica james bond is living in semi retirement here injamaica and he is drawn back into his old world. the goldeneye estate, where ian fleming
lived as we are the launch is taking place. behind me is where he wrote the novels and short stories. it will be interesting to see how the character that ian fleming created fits into the modern world. james bond has changed over the years but people will be interested to see how his relationships with women fit into the 21st—century. interesting, lea seydoux is returning, who played his partner in the last film. it is a key character involved with bond who is not discarded. one of the announced writers is phoebe waller—bridge.
fans will be eagerly awaiting a title and also to see how their favourite character has changed. time for a look at the weather. after the sunshine and warmth through the weekend, times are changing significantly. we got up to 23 degrees in norfolk yesterday. we will be lucky to hit the mid teens and there will always be some showers close by. temperatures continue to dip into the weekend. disappointing. just 11 degrees after we saw mid 20s in the weekend just gone. some more settled conditions to come next week. we have this area of low pressure centred to the west just now and it will continue to move showers across is from the atlantic, some in organised bands, more persistent rain for a time this afternoon for northern england and parts of southern scotland. some