good afternoon. the prime minister is warning gps they could face funding cuts, if they don't keep surgeries open for longer house to meet demand from patients. the government says many people are going to hard—pressed accident and emergency departments because they can't get gp appointments. doctors leaders say that's due to a lack of nhs funding. they have accused the government of failing to address an nhs crisis. our political correspondent tom barton reports. waiting time targets missed, hospitals declaring major alerts. the news from the nhs last week was not good. and now there is a suggestion from number ten that part of the cause is family doctors just aren't open for long enough. a downing street spokesman said it is increasingly clear that a large number of surgeries are not providing the access patients need and that patients are suffering as a result. ministers are proposing with holding extra funding from gps who cannot show they are offering appointments at the times their
patients want them. the government sees gps as key to reducing pressure on hospitals, pointing to figures which suggests nearly 30% of patients at accident and emergency would be better cared for elsewhere. but those representing gps see today's announcement as an attack on their profession. there is no point blaming ha rd—working doctors or nurses in the nhs. there's no point blaming one part of the system when clearly we know what the reasons for the problems are. the reasons are too few doctors, lower than any other part of europe, too few hospital beds, cuts in social care, so patients in hospital cannot come out into the local community. jeremy corbyn defended gps and warned that the solution was to improve funding in the care system. a labour government would give social care the funding it needs and give a firm commitment to take failed private care homes into public ownership to maintain the social care protection our people need. it's the very least we can do
to guarantee dignity for people who have given so much to our country. ministers say stopping people using accident and emergency inappropriately should ease pressure on hospitals and say other parts of the nhs, including gps, must play their part in making that happen. the east coast of england has escaped largely unscathed from a tidal storm surge during the night. more than 5,000 homes were evacuated in great yarmouth, following fears there may be significant flooding. there are currently no severe flood warnings in place but more than 100 alerts and warnings remain. 0ur correspondent alex dunlop is in great yarmouth... how are things going back, alex? not
bad. this river flows how are things going back, alex? not bad. this riverflows through how are things going back, alex? not bad. this river flows through great yarmouth. it is calm now but at half past nine last night it was 13 inches from topping the defence. tha nkfully inches from topping the defence. thankfully the waters receded. apart from some isolated flooding great yarmouth has escaped the worst of the surge. but at hornsey in east yorkshire 13 properties were flooded and three people had to be saved from a car trapped in five foot of water on the seafront of the storm surge overtopped the defences. at the start of the day we had 17 severe warnings in place. there are 110w none. severe warnings in place. there are now none. it is a relief for coastal communities on the east coast. emergency services are saying it was a close call. alex, thank you. a cross—party group of mps has called on the government to publish its brexit plan by mid—february at the latest. the exiting the eu committee also called for transitional arrangements to smooth britain's departure from the european union.
our business correspondent joe lynam reports. the biggest british industries employing millions of people have long called for some kind of transitional arrangement after britain leaves the european union. they needed to avoid a sudden change of rules after brexit. they now have support from a group of mps from all parties in the house of commons. we think any return to tariffs and bureaucratic obstacles would not be in the interests of british business. the committee believes transitional arrangements are needed to smooth the process as we leave the union, especially if there were any changes to how we trade and how we sell services. the brexit committee of mps said the governor should set out by mid—february whether it plans to remain in the single market or customs union. it should press for a transitional arrangement with the union if it cannot get a full deal in the two year time frame. crucially they said
the government should of mps a vote on whatever is agreed at the end of the negotiation. some lobby groups dismissed the idea. we should spend the two years of negotiations ensuring the city is ok. we don't need transitional arrangements. the government said we will set out our plans by the end of march and parliament will be appropriately engaged throughout the process, abiding by all constitutional and legal obligations. next week theresa may gives a speech on the britain's future talks with the union. at the same time the supreme court could decide if she or mps in parliament can decide when to formally trigger the exit process. police say a girl who was stolen as a new—born baby from a hospital in florida eighteen years ago has been found in south carolina. kamiyah mobley was found after a tip—off and dna tests confirmed her identity.
the woman who raised her has been charged with kidnapping. richard galpin reports. this is the child with the woman that all her life she believed to be her mother. they seemed a normal and happy family, living in a quiet part of south carolina. but today her mother, gloria williams, is under arrest, charged with kidnapping the child just after she was born 18 yea rs child just after she was born 18 years ago and giving her a false identity. in south carolina we found an 18—year—old woman with the same date of birth but a different name. further investigation revealed fraudulent documents had been used to establish her identity. interviews with people supported the possibility this young woman may in fa ct possibility this young woman may in fact be the child. just after she was born in this hospital in florida in 1998 she was abducted by a woman posing as a nurse. it was only last
year police received a tip which eventually led to the arrest. for her biologicalfamily eventually led to the arrest. for her biological family a moment of huge relief. she sounds so intelligent, so respectful. she said she will be head to see us. for the young lady herself, disbelief that the woman she had loved as a mother is now accused of being her abductor. it is as usual a big weekend in sport. let's find out what is happening. tottenham hotspur can go second in the premier league for one day at least if they can defeat west bromwich at white hart lane. they are approaching half—time and tom and continued where they left off against chelsea last week. harry kane opened scoring after 12 minutes. tottenham at a second when gareth mcauley diverted the ball accidentally into his own goal to make it 2—0. questions are being
raised about diego costa's chelsea future. he has not travelled with the team to leicester today. it follows a disagreement with the coaching staff about his fitness and comes coaching staff about his fitness and co m es after coaching staff about his fitness and comes after reports about a big—money offer from a club comes after reports about a big—money offerfrom a club in china. the reported offer a £30 million per year is more than the sum which tented 0scar to leave chelsea for china. —— tempted. dan evans has lost in the final of the warm up event at the sydney international, his first atp tour final. after his run this week evans is already guaranteed a new career—high ranking just outside the top 50. he saved two set points against gilles muller before he lost the opening set on tie—break. evans could not recover in the second set, losing 6—2 and with it the match. tonight in new yorkjames de gale will try to unify boxing's super middleweight division against jack.
he was the first british boxer to win an olympic gold medal and then become a world champion. even that has not made him a household name. as alex reports. in the bustling streets of london, anonymity is normal. even for an olympic gold medallist and world champion. james de gale enjoys that luxury, which is surprising given his record. de gale enjoys that luxury, which is surprising given his recordlj de gale enjoys that luxury, which is surprising given his record. i do not want to blow my own trumpet but my results speak for themselves. 0lympic, world champion. now i am about to unify the world titles. do i get enough recognition? to be brutally honest, probably not but it is coming. arguably recognition might have come sooner had it not been for this man, anthonyjoshua, 0lympic been for this man, anthonyjoshua, olympic gold medallist four years afterjames de olympic gold medallist four years after james de gale olympic gold medallist four years afterjames de gale in 2012 and now also a will champion. in a way i pinch myself and say that i have done it the hard way. —— world
champion. i went to beijing, i went away from home. and james de gale is the olympic champion! joshua one hit at home. i boxed andre durell. former bronze medallist at the 0lympics. anthonyjoshua boxer charles martin. he was not the best. 0ur journey charles martin. he was not the best. 0urjourney has been similar but i have definitely done it the hard way. but anthonyjoshua is a fantastic fighter and definitely going to be a superstar. superstardom would surely follow with a win in new york tonight but it demands a certain approach. my mum said all boxers ahmad. when i am in she calls me of the gold. she saidi in she calls me of the gold. she said i change as a person. she said iama said i change as a person. she said i am a diva. i am rude. that has not gone unnoticed in the united states. but he embraces it. anything to help him reach his goals. i dream about ticking the boxes. the first 0lympic gold medallist from great britain,
four world titles and now it is time to unify and be the man. victory tonight might bring with it some of the recognition that james tonight might bring with it some of the recognition thatjames de tonight might bring with it some of the recognition that james de gale deserves. studio: finally sam sunderland has won the dakar rally bike event making in the first british rider to win the event in any format. more about that historic win on bbc news at half past six. that is all from me for now. studio: thanks very much. the next news on bbc one is at 20 minutes past five. goodbye for now. you're watching bbc news with gavin hassler. it is to all those past one. more now on our top story... downing street has warned gps in england that they must
keep their surgeries open for longer to meet the demand from patients or risk losing funding. i'm joined from our birmingham studio by professor helen stokes lampard, the chair of the royal college of gps. iam sure i am sure you are not entirely happy. the proposal is that you as a gp should work 12 hours per day, or the practice should be open 12 hours per day, seven days per week, or else. what do you think? this is not a new proposal. they have been ideas to allow patients across england to have access routinely to a gp as pa rt have access routinely to a gp as part of government previous plans in their manifesto. the difficulty is in delivering a service when you already have general practice across the country stretched to the limit. we are very short of gps and practice nurses and all resources. all that would happen if you force of this at this stage is services would be stretched even more thinly
in the routine week. we would argue routine services should be focused on doing the working week and we should talk about urgent services for patients and making sure those are there so accident and emergency has not put under any more pressure. all of the nhs is under stress. we should work together to solve it. can you explain why some gp surgeries are closed in the afternoon during the week? this information is rather misleading. sometimes we have to close the doors of the surgeries when gps are held making visits. sometimes we close the doors when all staff are on mandatory training. staff have to be trained in life support systems and so on. to say that we are close does not mean care is not happening. sometimes when they are closed it is because gps are having telephone consultations and online consultations and online consultations and online consultations and doing vital paperwork to support referrals and dealing with results going in. just because there are times when they
are not offering face—to—face consultation does not mean we are not working very hard behind the scenes. how do we get over this? it is not just about this scenes. how do we get over this? it is notjust about this government, the last one, the one before that, the last one, the one before that, the one before that, some of us fell out of the cradle hearing stories about january and surgeries, how out of the cradle hearing stories aboutjanuary and surgeries, how do we get around it without the usual political arguments? the country needs to think about how much we value the nhs and care which is universal and freely available at the point of need. maybe we need more resources in that. we have an increasing population in size, an ageing population with people living longer which is a great success story for the modern nhs which we should celebrate more. we need to think about how much of the gdp are we putting into health care. we are one of the lowest resource systems in the western world, with the fewest hospital beds in almost any western country. the general practice service we provide is very cost—effective. but we cannot keep
going. we are on a cliff edge at the moment and it needs to be addressed. we need to have difficult conversations. primary care, secondary care, patients and government needs to have that conversation together. is it fair to say that however much we love our gps, doctors and know the hard work they do, gps are fairly well rewarded for what they get with more than the average wage and people will remember when it was a lot easier to get appointments from doctors and even have home visits which you just cannot do for many people. for those stuck at home nowadays they can get a home visit. it is still available to patients who really cannot get to their gp. but it is more efficient to provide ca re but it is more efficient to provide care ina but it is more efficient to provide care in a surgery but it is more efficient to provide care in a surgery had we can do more to patients if they come to us rather than sleeping equipment behind and going out to do visits. in years gone by it was easy to get an appointment. because in proportion to patients and gps it was higher. the demands being made on gps were also less. a vast amount
of care is going on in the community which used to be done in hospitals. yesterday 1.3 million patients or a gp or one of their team up and down the country which has a big number of patients and a lot of work already going on. do not underestimate the dedication, the perseverance and resilience of general practice at the moment. but it cannot continue like this. we need to think carefully about the future. do you sometimes wonder that in one year you or i or people like us in one year you or i or people like us will have the same conversation on tv about the same problems? yes, thatis on tv about the same problems? yes, that is a problem. every winter we have a spike in infectious diseases and a spike in workload for general practice and hospitals. that part is inevitable but we do know about it, plan for it and take provisions. there are big problems is coming from government for england for more resources and general practitioners should be enforced by 2020. we are seeking similar promises in wales
and northern ireland. scotland have promises but the detail has not been released. this is affecting all of the uk, but the headlines today relates to english gps only. thanks very much for talking to us. jeremy corbyn has defended the labour party after a think tank said it was too weak to win an election. the fabian society ‘s warning labour would not return to power without a coalition. jeremy corbyn said his party offers a break from root system and has outlined labour plans to bring care homes into public ownership. i don't keep talking about the national health service because it is in the labour party comfort zone. i talk about the nhs because it is in a danger zone at the present time. much of this is about the systematic neglect of our elderly people. more than 1 million of whom are not getting the social care they need.
we will not let the elderly down. people who have worked and contributed all of their lives in taxes and made a big contribution to our society. a total of 380 care home businesses have been declared insolvent since 2010. that is because the amount councils pay towards fees for residencies have fallen and costs have increased. we are warning the government that if you do not put money into social care now the system is at serious risk of breaking down. the fifth annual report of the care quality commission found one in five nursing homes did not have enough staff to make sure people received good and safe care. frankly that is outrageous. one in five. a labour government would give social care the funding it needs and give a firm commitment to take failed private care homes into public ownership to keep the social care protection our people need. much of europe continues to be
affected by strong wind in icy weather with more than 65 people having died in the last week. there is concern for refugees in makeshift camps. the refugee agency is urging governments to do more. hundreds of migrants queued in freezing snow in belgrade to get a warm meal. this is the makeshift shelter in the serbian capital. there is no running water or heating. they manage with what little they have. the men and boys are mainly from afghanistan and pakistan and trying to find a route onto western europe. it is very cold. we are just making fire but we can still keep warm as self. we do not like to stay here. we are trying to leave this country and go to europe but we are stuck because of the borders. inside the abandoned
warehouse here temperatures are not much warmer. aid groups are warning migrants are in danger of freezing to death. cold air from migrants are in danger of freezing to death. cold airfrom siberia means tab ridges are 5—10d colder than normal. —— temperatures. means tab ridges are 5—10d colder than normal. —— temperatureslj would than normal. —— temperatures.” would say they are still in appalling conditions. they have no electricity, very little running water and apart from some heaters provided, they have virtually no heating. they are burning scrap wood. one by one! harsh conditions have not deterred migrants desperate to come to europe. 800 people were rescued in the freezing mediterranean on thursday. at this refugee camp on the greek island of lesbos the most vulnerable, mainly women and children, are being moved to local hotels until conditions improve. the un refugee agency urges
government to do more as the worst of the weather is heading east. asummit will take a summit will take place in paris tomorrow to try and save the two state solution to the israeli—palestinian conflict. here is our correspondent. it is meant to be shared capitalfor israelis and palestinians living peacefully in two nations. that is how many see the two state solution to the conflict. but today israel controls most of the west bank and eastjerusalem. which the palestinians want for their state. more than 600,000 israeli settlers live in these areas, captured in the 1967 war. this leader represents the
settle m e nt 1967 war. this leader represents the settlement organisation. we are going further away from the two state solution. palestine were given the option to assert a palestinian state and we know the authorities are completely corrupt and bankrupt. many in the international community isa many in the international community is a settlement expansion is also what is undermining a two state solution. the issue of the settlement, copper moses have been made in the past and unfortunately none of the attempts have brought peace up until now. —— compromises. but there are fresh efforts to push for peace and a palestinian state neighbouring israel. it is all happening just before donald trump ta kes happening just before donald trump takes office. could this be the sight of his us embassy in jerusalem? he is promising to move his ambassador from tel aviv. many israelis welcome the idea because it recognises a united jerusalem has their capital. but palestinians
believe it will kill the two state solution. they say their presence in this city is already threatened.” am considered a permanent resident and not a citizen as any israeli duesin and not a citizen as any israeli dues injerusalem. and not a citizen as any israeli dues in jerusalem. since 1967 and not a citizen as any israeli dues injerusalem. since 1967 more than 14,000 dues injerusalem. since 1967 more than 111,000 residency cards have been revoked by israeli authorities. the main purpose is to minimise the number of palestinians living in jerusalem and to make sure of a jewish charity. how do you think the next us president donald trump could change things? his move of the embassy would be a violation of international law but would also legitimise israel's occupation of eastjerusalem by recognising their exclusive sovereignty over jerusalem. recent opinion polls suggest most israelis and palestinians do still support the idea of two states, but only by narrow margins. 0n
idea of two states, but only by narrow margins. on both sides there are concerns chances for a peace deal are fading. the us president—elect, donald trump is suggesting he will consider lifting sanctions imposed on moscow by president 0bama in retaliation for russian cyber—attacks. in an interview with the wall streetjournal, mr trump said he would retain sanctions "at least for a period of time" — but could scrap them if russia was helpful to the us. sarah corker reports. with days to go before donald trump is inaugurated as the 45th president of the united states, washington is still reeling from an extraordinary week of swirling allegations. and now with an eye on future global relations mr trump has said he is willing to work with russia and china providing they co—operate. he told the wall streetjournal, "if russia is really helping us, why would anyone have sanctions?" when asked about the one china policy under which the us no longer acknowledges taiwan he said, "everything is under negotiation."
meanwhile, allegations that russia attempted to influence the presidential election will be investigated by a us senate committee. they'll examine alleged close ties between moscow and members of mr trump's campaign teams and russia's cyber activity and intelligence practises. and lawmakers have been briefed about the unverified dossier with its explosive claims. the american people are owed the truth and there is a great deal of evidence to say that is an issue of high interest to the american people. the strength, the integrity of our own democracy. the president—elect has angrily denounced the allegation against him and his team as fake news. back in washington, the focus turns to friday the 20th of january and the inauguration.
rehearsals have already started as the nation gets ready to usher in a new political order, with the rest of the world watching what happens next. banks need to do more to improve day—to—day services, especially when it comes to fees and charges according to a customer satisfaction survey. a consumer organisation found several of the biggest banks came at bottom and also said banks are doing better with mobile banking but could improve in other areas. in 1979 a teenage photographer took his camera along to a gig by thejam. he captured the band at the height of their fame, but lacked the confidence to do anything with the pictures. now, nearly four decades later, they're on the cover of a live album by the jam. john danks reports. the jam on top of the pops
in november 1979. when mike searle went to see them play live in aylesbury that same month, he took along his russian—made zenit camera. it was an amazing gig. they were an amazing band to see live. paul weller used to leap around with his guitar. so what i really wanted to do was catch him jumping with his guitar, because that was his signature move. so i managed to get that. lacking confidence, mike didn't do anything with them. the pictures didn't see the light of day again until a few years ago. wanting to set up as a freelance photographer, mike dug them out, put them online and then he got a call. someone from universal music called me up and said, "we'd like your photos. we'd like to use them on a live album we're releasing from the same year, are you interested?" and i was like, "yes, i am". a deal was done and six months later the finished
album was posted to him. i got the package and opened it up and it was shiny, heavy, a beautiful piece of art. i would've done it for love to be honest. so teenage dreams that finally came true 38 years later. i really want to thank 17—year—old mike for earning me a little bit of money. the message to other people that age, if you have got a talent, follow your passion and really follow it through and good things can happen. great pictures. maybe not so great weather. london calling under this band of rain at the moment. this is pushing south and east. a bit of snow on the chilterns, there is likely to be a bit over the downs as well. some clipping norfolk and far north—east scotland. wales and
northern ireland, we have rain showers. not quite as cold as it was. difficult to notice much difference out and about but feeling pretty chilly. temperatures ranging from 2—7d. tonight it could get quite icy across northern and eastern parts of the country. rain pushing into colder and turning to snow for a time at scotland and eastern england, we could have accumulations of snow, a few centimetres before it turns wetter. the snow transitions back to rain through the night as the milder air comes in. this carries on across eastern england for a time but eventually that should clear as well as we start to see snow transitioning back into rain. milder in western areas, up to 10 degrees but a lot of cloud and low cloud with mist and hill fog patches around. quitea with mist and hill fog patches around. quite a murky day coming up. that is your weather.