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this is bbc news. i'm maxine mawhinney. the headlines: the government says gp practices in england must open for longer hours — orface losing some of theirfunding. this is really trying to bring garage mps to open their doors or day when patients need appointments. if they can't, that extra money should be going to be a need apartment and stand. a london gp will be giving us her reaction to the plans in a moment jeremy corbyn warns the social care system is at serious risk of breakdown — and if labour comes to powerfailing private care homes will be taken into public ownership the residents of one town in east yorkshire are counting the cost of last night's sea storm that left most of the east coast unaffected also in the next hour — a girl stolen from hospital when she was only eight hours old, has been found, 18 years after she disappeared. the woman who brought the girl up has been charged with kidnap by police in the us.
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fans pay tribute to the former england and watford manager, graham taylor, who died on thursday. we'll have the details in sportsday at 5:30pm. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the prime minister is warning gps they could face funding cuts, if they don't keep surgeries open for longer 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 accuse the government of failing to address an nhs funding crisis. our political correspondent tom barton reports. waiting time targets missed.
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hospitals declaring major alerts. the news from the nhs last week wasn't good. now there's a suggestion from number ten that part of the cause is that family doctors just aren't open for long enough. a downing street spokesman said, "it is increasingly clear that and so ministers are proposing withholding extra funding from gps who can't show they're offering appointments at the times their patients want them. the government sees gps as key to reducing pressure on hospitals, pointing to figures which suggest that nearly 30% of patients at a&e would be better cared for elsewhere. but those who represent gps see today's announcement as an attack on their profession. there's no point in blaming hard—working doctors or nurses in the nhs.
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there's no point blaming one part of the system when clearly, we know what the reasons for the problems are. the reasons are we have too few doctors — lower than any other part of europe. we have too few hospital beds. we have cuts in social care. so patients who are in hospital can't come out into the community. jeremy corbyn today defended gps and argued the solution to pressure in hospitals is 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 that our people need. applause. 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 from using a&e inappropriately should ease pressure on hospitals and they say other parts of the nhs, including gps, must play their part
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in making that happen. tom barton, bbc news. we've been asking people outside a gp‘s surgery in leeds what they thought of the government's proposals. well, our gp surgery is open seven days a week, which is very good, so i think every surgery should be open seven days a week, considering that there are that many patients to see. saves everybody going to a&e and everything so, yes, i think it's a jolly good idea and, yes, they should be open seven days. a lot of gps, though, say they have a shortage of doctors, very hard to find doctors. that's a problem, yes. do you think, then, there should be more money? oh, yes, i think there should be a lot more money poured into doctors and, can i say this, social care for the elderly? i think they definitely need to be open seven days a week. i work in the recruitment industry so i understand the recruitment argument. there needs to be just a big focus and investment on recruiting,
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attracting more people to the industry and recruiting the right talent, i suppose. it's definitely the way forward, to ease the pressure on a&e. these guys are already open six days a week and they have a walk—in clinic. it takes weeks to get an appointment as it is, so i'd imagine that it's not a very good idea, in my opinion. although a&e are struggling, too. do you think that would work, then, if gp surgeries opened for longer, that might help a&e? possibly, but you'd need more gps then, so it's a vicious circle, really, with all of this stuff. i personallyjust used a gp surgery this morning, funnily enough, for a blood test, so it's very convenient to have that on a saturday morning. my personal view is, time to put my money in, if you want a seven—day—a—week service. if i was offering something seven days a week for a business, i'd expect it to cost more than five days. i'm joined via webcam by drjackie applebee,
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who is a gp in east london. good evening to you. what you make of what the government is planning? i think they are completely deluded. we are struggling to provide a safe v—day service. there are not enough gps. young doctors are not coming into general practice and lots of people are retiring. a recent gp survey showed that over 80% of gps worry that they are not able to provide a safe service because they are overloaded with work. to stretch that over seven days is crazy. even if you got extra funding it is still not possible? if they got extra funding, if it was resourced properly, i think it would be excellence, but where the doctors going to come from? it's not going to happen quickly enough. but extra funding is always welcome to encourage more doctors. if the
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demand is there and the necessity is there as patients want appointments at weekends because they are more convenient, that's fine but a lot of them, pilots, have been undertaken which it shown that the demand is not there on a sunday. they have been pulled. the demand in a&e is between 8am and 12pm during the week and 4pm and 60. the main david amanda is a sunday when gps are open anyway. do you understand that the public would like to see a much more flexible gp service in many places? i know it is a broad brush and gps to provide a lot of flexible hours, but can you understand what the public is asking for?|j but can you understand what the public is asking for? i can absolutely understands. the public wa nt to absolutely understands. the public want to see a doctor when they are u nwell want to see a doctor when they are unwell and has timely access and they absolutely should. the problem is that this government have
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underfunded the nhs so there are less and less doctors and nurses. we have less doctors and nurses per head and left hospital beds per head of population than most other developed countries. if the government resourced properly as paid for the service properly, absolutely we could —— absolutely, and to demand was there. my surgery opens at 8am and we sometimes do extended hours till half past seven. we have awoken surgery every morning. lots of surgeries are providing extended access already. do you close in the afternoon? we don't close in the afternoons and i don't close in the afternoons and i don't know many surgeries here to do. sometimes surgeries are closed for training. but we don't close in the afternoons. he talks about being adequately funded. the government is saying they will give you extra money for these extra hours, but you are saying that is enough. they said
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they would give us 2.4 billion from they would give us 2.4 billion from the gp forward funds that it has been very hard to access. the nhs across—the—board has been very hard to access. the nhs across—the—boa rd has been been very hard to access. the nhs across—the—board has been told we have to make £22 million of efficiency savings by 2020. 2.4 billion pales into insignificance comparator that. —— compared to that. the plans that are going across the whole of england's, in 44 footprints, as they are described, those are huge swathing cuts that are being forced on the whole of the nhs by this government. the government told us this afternoon on the news here that if you, if the gps don't do this, they will put money into the a&e department instead. is the answer? low noel. gps see 90% of patient contacts in the nhs. if they put money into a&e
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it'll mean that more people go to a&e. we need a properly funded health service. if people go to a&e because they can't get a gp appointments would they feel they need to go to a&e and when they get there it is deemed not to be appropriate, they should be people to signpost them back to where they would more appropriately be seen. this is about patient safety. every patient should be able to be seen in a timely fashion by a doctor if they are unwell. in general practice is asked to stretch the service we have, that we are struggling to provide at the moment is, over seven days where we can barely provided that eyes, that is not in the patients. do you feel that as gps you were being made scapegoats in this issue? also, really a sense of the government ‘s is pitting the gp side against the a&e side? yes, we
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are definitely being scapegoated. the responsibility for the nhs crisis lies at the government's dorrans no crisis lies at the government's dorra ns no one crisis lies at the government's dorrans no one else's. they are trying to... but we won't allow that. i think the public need to be made aware of what is happening. there is a demonstration on the 4th of march which it is important that people who care about the nhs has to wa nt to people who care about the nhs has to want to see it go should go. thank you. and you heard one lady mentioning social care reform — well, jeremy corbyn has used a speech in central london to announce that failing care homes could be taken into public ownership under a future labour government. he also defended the direction in which he is taking the party, amid warnings that labour is heading for likely defeat at the next general election. mr corbyn attacked the government's record on the nhs and warned that the social care system in england was at risk of breaking down because of growing demand and financial pressures. i don't keep talking
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about the national health service because it's in labour's comfort zone. i talk about the nhs because it's in a danger zone at the present time. much of this is about the systematic neglect of our elderly people. 0veri million of whom are not getting the social care that they need. we will not let the elderly down. people who've worked and contributed all their lives in taxes, and made a huge contribution to our society. a total of 380 care home businesses have been declared insolvent since 2010. that's because the amount councils pay towards fees for residents is falling, while costs are increasing. so we warned the government, if you don't put money into social care now, the system is at serious risk of breakdown. the fifth annual report of the care quality commission found
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one in five nursing homes did not have enough staff on duty to ensure people received good, safe care. frankly that is outrageous — one in five. so 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 that our people need. applause the east coast of england has escaped largely unscathed from a tidal storm surge during the night. thousands of people had been advised to leave their homes, but the high tide failed to breach flood defences. butter and he did experience leading actress huge waves hit the area. people were surveying the damage and starting the clean—up. the destructive force of last
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night's waves is now all too clear. shutters and sandbags were not enough to keep out the sea. the staff at this amusement arcade in hornsey said they didn't stand a chance. the wrist and bags all along there. the waves just took the shutters through the doors. we have to completely start again. the whole place is going to be gutted. lots of people rely on this for money. a lot of us. sorry, i'm really very upset. as you can see. on the seafront last night, a grandmother and two children have to be rescued from this car moments before it sank. as the latest count is that ten homes and businesses flooded. people and pets had to be rescued. is frozen tree has been under the water. a man who was quite a serious diabetic and had to use the boat is taken to
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safety. by this time they were waist deepin safety. by this time they were waist deep in water. there is a lot of damage. 0ur deep in water. there is a lot of damage. our thoughts are with the families that have got all this to clean—up. we will certainly be there to help them clear up. lets see what the palace looks like. 0k. it is a bit of a mess. to say the least. this was the first time cathy webster this was the first time cathy we bster ha d this was the first time cathy webster had been back to her house. but she knew what to expect. it is the second time she has been flooded. fire mac i know the second time she has been flooded. fire maci know what i have got to do it is just where do i start? you can't shift anything until the insurance people have been. there was relief to find her penthouse rabbits, which she had quickly put upstairs before evacuating. the environment agency was here today to help residents and also assessed the flow and spread of the floodwater. all that information after a ny the floodwater. all that information after any flooding events is taken
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back to our flood defence engineers to work out how to better manage flood defences in the future. and council workers were out to begin to clearup, council workers were out to begin to clear up, but with those whose homes and businesses were directly affected, there will be months of work ahead. a man has died after part of a cliff collapsed onto a beach in suffolk. police were called to the beach in thorpeness just before one thirty this afternoon following reports that a man was trapped. despite efforts by the emergency services to locate and free the man, who is believed to be in his late fifties, he died at the scene. police are not treating the death as suspicious. much of europe continues to be hit by icy weather and strong winds — more than 65 people have died over the past week. there's now growing concern for refugees and migrants living in makeshift camps — the un refugee agency is urging governments to do more. simonjones reports. the cold snap is tightening its grip. claiming more than 65 lives across europe. causing traffic chaos,
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power cuts and travel delays. this is sarajevo. the balkans have been particularly hard hit. temperatures have been as low as —15 for several days. there is major concern about the plight of refugees, particularly in serbia. some are being sheltered in reception centres. but 1200 are living in a derelict warehouse in belgrade, according to the unhcr. it's very cold, and we are just making fire. but still we can keep warm ourselves. we don't like to say here. we're trying to leave this country and go to european countries. but we are stuck because of the borders. there are calls for governments across europe to do more. it will only take one more snow storm or another cold snap and we're going to see some, some children, you know, in a very dire situation. children are particularly prone to respiratory illnesses at a time like this. we do not want to see this happen.
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it's about saving lives, not about red tape and keeping to bureaucratic arrangements at the moment. river traffic along the danube, one of europe's main waterways, has largely been suspended in eastern europe due to the ice. in wengen in switzerland, a famous downhill race in the skiing world cup had to be cancelled because of too much snow. more than 40 centimetres fell overnight. powerful winds added to the complications, with organisers eventually having to admit the race could not be held safely. and the warning is that more bad weather is on the way. simon jones, bbc news. the fire service is urging people to
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avoid the area and the section of the road has been close. in a moment we'll be joined by viewers on bbc one for the national news with kate silverton, 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.
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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 open 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 got a talent, follow your passion and really follow it through and good things can happen. good evening.
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the prime minister is warning gps they could face funding cuts if they don't keep surgeries open for longer to meet patient demand. the government says many people are going to hard—pressed accident and emergency departments because they can't get gp appointments. doctors‘ leaders accuse the government of failing to address an nhs funding crisis. 0ur health correspondent robert pigott reports. hospitals have faced a winter crisis like none before. unprecedented pressure in the new year, led almost half to declare a major alert doctors warning patient safety was being compromised. today the government said gp surgeries were partly at fault, failing to provide the access patients need, forcing them into accident & departments instead. the government wants
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surgeries to open from 8am until 8pm and open seven days a week unless they can prove there is no demand. they said they will withhold extra funding unless gps comply. they said they will withhold extra funding unless gps complylj they said they will withhold extra funding unless gps comply. i have worked as a nurse for many years in the nhs and i know every winter is difficult, but this winter in particular, i have seen the highest number ever attending a&e so we have to make best use of resources. funding is tight and if gps will not be open when the public need them to be open when the public need them to be open, the funding can be directed to other places in the nhs such as a&e. but gps say they are being made a scapegoat for the government's failure to fund the nhs sufficiently. if all practices were expected to open seven days a week using five days worth of funding and staffing, all that would happen is we would undermine the quality of ca re we can we would undermine the quality of care we can provide to the vast majority of our patients and we would stretch an already
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overstretched service more thinly. some health experts have supported claims by doctors that congestion in a&e department has been caused by finding beds for more seriously ill patients than overflow from gp surgeries. they say medically fit patients are clogging up badly needed beds because of the shortage of money to care for them at home. today, jeremy corbyn took the opportunity to announce a new labour proposal to ease the pressure on social care. a labour government would give social care at the funding it needs and give a firm commitment to take failed private ca re commitment to take failed private care homes into public ownership to maintain the social care protection that our people need. research suggests three in ten people in a&e would be better treated elsewhere and the government insists gps are vital to stopping them going there. it is now ready to take tough
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measures to see that they do. let's speak to our political correspondent chris mason. what's your assessment then chris, about what theresa may's thinking is behind the move? i think after a howling gale of bad headlines from the government over the past couple of days, theresa may wa nts to the past couple of days, theresa may wants to be seen to be taking charge and be on the side patients, the underside of the woman who came up to mea underside of the woman who came up to me a couple of minutes ago with her phone, counting on a stopwatch, nearly seven hours she has waited to get her elderly mother checked into a bed. she was full of praise for the staff saying it wasn't their fault, it was the system under too much pressure. theresa may, rather than gps is pursuing a risky strategy. we have seen that with the reaction it has provoked. but arguably, politically it would have been more risky to say nothing. for a long time, it has been an achilles heel of the conservatives and they have not been trusted with the nhs.
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this week, this month, this winter, doesn't with that. chris, thanks very much. a teenager who was stolen as a newborn from a hospital in florida 18 years ago has been found in south carolina. kamiyah mobley was discovered after a tip—off and dna tests confirmed her real identity. the woman who raised her has been charged with kidnapping. 0ur washington correspondent laura bicker sent this report. this is kamiyah mobley, with a woman, who for hall and her life she believed was her mother. but the 18—year—old has discovered the truth. and today that woman, gloria williams is behind bars. you have been charged with kidnapping. kamiyah was stolen from a hospital in florida eight hours after she was born, by someone posing as a nurse. herfamily pleaded born, by someone posing as a nurse. her family pleaded for help to find her and police received thousands of tip—offs. but it was only in the
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last year they had a breakthrough. she had an inclination beginning a couple of months ago, she may have been involved in this in some way. she has a lot to process and a lot to think about. kamiyah's family in florida have never forgotten the baby that was snatched from them in 1988 and they have been in touch over the internet. she sounds so intelligent and she said she will be here to see us. every day you get up, there is always hope. there was always hope. for kamiyah herself, there is shock and disbelief, as she watches the woman she thought was her mother, jailed for being her abductor. the us president—elect, donald trump, has suggested he may drop sanctions imposed against russia over alleged cyber attacks. in an interview with the wall streetjournal, mr trump said he would retain the sanctions "at least for a period of time" but could scrap them if russia was helpful to the us, for example in fighting terrorism. the committee of mps overseeing the brexit process has called
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on the government to reveal details of its plans by next month. the all—party group of mps also says the government should reach a transitional agreement with the eu, to give the economy time to adapt. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. for months, britain's largest employers have been calling for clarity on what type of deal will emerge post brexit. many want a transition arrangement with the eu so they can plan ahead for the future. today, mps on both sides of the brexit argument, piled more pressure on theresa may by calling for exactly that. we think any return to tariffs or bureaucratic obstacles would not be in the interests of british business and the committee believes transitional arrangements will be needed to smooth the process as we leave the european union, particularly if there were to be any changes to the way we trade or the way we sell our services. this group of mps and business want to know whether britain wants
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to remain within the single market and they want to give mps a vote on the final deal. and if a deal can't be reached within the two—year time frame, they want a transitional phase to smooth the process out of the european union. which provides more than a tenth of uk tax revenues. critics say that's what the government should be protecting. we should spend the two years of negotiations on the financial services, ensuring the city is ok. we don't need a transitional arrangement. the eu's chief brexit negotiator michel barnier, warned there wouldn't be any special deals to protect uk financial services. on tuesday, the prime minister gives a key speech on her plans for brexit. it's far from certain though that she will be able to provide the detail that many on both sides are now demanding. joe lynam, bbc news. football and premier league leaders
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chelsea play leicester this evening, without their leading striker diego costa. the player's been central to chelsea's success this season. but there are claims he's fallen out with his manager and talk of a multi—million pound move to the chinese super league. here's our sports reporter patrick gearey. where there is costa, there is danger. the premier league's top scorer is a headache for defenders, but now it seems also for his manager. diego costa will not play against leicester this evening after against leicester this evening after a dispute with the coach over his fitness. reports emerged last mike. big—money interest in the player from china. yesterday chelsea's manager was shy about his team selection. i have, honestlyl manager was shy about his team selection. i have, honestly i have to check a couple of situations and then decide tomorrow. the pull of then decide tomorrow. the pull of the east recently lord 0, now on an
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estimated £400,000 a week. china has been the destination ofjohn 0bi mikeland been the destination ofjohn 0bi mikel and didier drogba, who left in 2012. costa has been offered £30 million a year by an unnamed chinese club, so why stay? he is at his peak. the team is built around him, absolutely, totally. he is a top player. if he wants to go to china and be bored for 18 hours a day, good luck with that. harry kane offered the perfect example of a striker‘s value in the premier league. his hat—trick moved spurs second behind chelsea. costa offered his support on social media as they prepare to play leicester, but chelsea will be worried about chinese cheque—books. there's more throughout the evening on the bbc news channel, good evening. i'm john watson with
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the latest sports news live from the bbc sports centre. tottenham have moved up to second in the premier league, as they demonstrated their title credentials with a comfortable 4—0 win over west brom. a harry kane hat—trick lifting them above liverpool, who play on sunday. they trim the gap to league leaders chelsea to four points. azi farni reports. totte n ha m tottenham started the day looking for the sixth league win in a row, with dele alli looking to continue his rich vein of form. but it was his rich vein of form. but it was his england team—mate and a new father harry kane who opened the scoring, to a man whose spurs fans call one of the rome, celebrating his first goals and having one of his first goals and having one of his own. spurs looked capable of goals with every attack on. they soon made it 2—0, with a shot deflected off gareth mcauley into the back of his own net. the game took an unfortunate twist when totte n ha m took an unfortunate twist when tottenham defenderjan vertonghen turned his ankle. spurs are hoping it is not areas as it looks. west
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brom says gareth mcauley bosma date went from bad to worse. his miskick allowing harry kane to find the bottom corner. the point was sealed when fittingly, alli cleverly played in click kane. —— kane. they moved the top of the table, looking capable of mole. the last three times we played them, they scored first. it's been a while, they always hang on there and deliver a draw. we try to finish the game. we've done that, it's probably the best performance of the season for us. yes, it was a great day. if you are not on it at these grounds, they will punish you. we had some sloppy goals and we never really got going. i don't take a thing away from tottenham, tottenham or thing away from tottenham, tottenham ora thing away from tottenham, tottenham or a good team, they have people who will punish you. good luck for the re st of
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will punish you. good luck for the rest of the season, but it was a bad day for us. hot on their tails are arsenal, who beat swansea 4—0 — a result which sees swansea drop to the foot of the table. striker 0livier giroud opened the scoring for arsenal, before immediately being substituted with an injury. two own goals and an alexis sanchez strike means they're now a point behind spurs. but in his first league match in charge, swansea's defensive frailities again all too clear for new head coach paul clement. it's not an eye opener. i know what this level of footballers like. we have some good players, we are looking to do some other things soon. looking to do some other things soon. i also believe there are games we are not expected to win, and games were going to have to win. maybe that was not one we were expected to win today. in the second half, our paste the code. maybe we we re half, our paste the code. maybe we were a bit fortunate not to give it as well. but you could see that they had more problems to contain us. they were dominating the game. west ham's andy carroll scored one of the goals of the season. his acrobatic overhead kick helping
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the london club to a 2—0 win over crystal palace. his goal in the second half in a 2—0 win, a remarkable effort from 12—yards out. and west ham move up to 12th. sam allardyce still after his first win since taking over at palace as he came up against his former club. but carroll's goal giving manager slaven bilic something to savour. your concentration and the way that you play has the last of the whole period of the game. unfortunately for us, we didn't just lift period of the game. unfortunately for us, we didn'tjust lift one, we gifted two and then three. if we're going to give them, we are not going to get anywhere. it's a bitter, disappointing end to what looked like a comfortable performance. but u nfortu nately for like a comfortable performance. but unfortunately for us, we didn't see it through. joey barton secured all three points for burnley as they beat southampton by a 1—0. his first premier league appearance since may produced a goal on his return. his free—kick finding its way past fraser forster in the southampton goal. he has worked hard since he's been
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back here. you know, i tend to believe in people i've worked with, and people i haven't, some of them, what they can offer us. i know what j°ey what they can offer us. i know what joey offers us. he has an interesting life, to say the least, and this is another strange twist in his interesting life. hull city are off the bottom of the table thanks to a 3—1 win over bournemouth. two goals from abel hernandez and a tyrone mings own goal handing new manager marco silva an important win in his first league match in charge. it's now one win in their last six games for bournemouth. what i saw in the game, i saw one tea m what i saw in the game, i saw one team by the team of experience, a big character, it's important for me, first of all. we have a big attitude. and when i saw the fantastic behaviour with our fans, for me, it's very important also. sunderland are second from bottom, as they were beaten 3—1 at home by stoke. marko arnoutivic scored twice.
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peter crouch with his side's third. jermain defoe scored what proved to be a consolation for the home side. david moyes with a real battle on his hands as he looks to keep his side in the premier league. the players need to take responsibility. they need to stop making individual mistakes. i didn't think overall the performance was that bad. but by the time we got three goals, they may begin very difficult. but we stuck at it in the second half, we created one or two chances ourselves. we we re we were never really in trouble throughout the proceedings today. it isa throughout the proceedings today. it is a good response. it is the right result and the right performance, after a poor performance last weekend. isaid after a poor performance last weekend. i said during the week that my group of players, we did disappoint people last weekend, but more often than not we bounce back quickly. it was an emotional day at vicarage road as tributes were paid to the former watford manager graham taylor, who died
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on thursday at the age of 72. players and fans observed a minute's applause before kick—off. he managed the club in the late 70s and 80s, leading watford from the fourth division to the old first division in five years. the front of their match day programme read: graham taylor — the greatest watford manager of all time. watford missed several good chances as they were held by middlesbrough to a goalless draw. 0n—loan substitute tom cleverley hit the post late on, and etienne capoue shot over. in the late kick—off tonight, leicester city coming up against league leaders chelsea. it is chelsea who need. an early goal from marcos alonso, his second goal of the season giving chelsea the advantage in the late kick—off. there was a late wasps try as they beat toulouse in dramatic style in their european champions cup pool match at the ricoh arena to all—but guarantee their place in the quarterfinals.
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down to ten men, they were trailing in the closing stages. but with 14 men, they managed to cross over late on. dan robson, the replacement scrum half, with the try. and that means victory over zebre next week, who are bottom of the table, should see them through as group winners. elsewhere in the champions cup, northampton — who already now they can't make it out of their pool — 27—21 at home to castre. glasgow and munster have just got underway in pool one. no scores there at the moment. later, leicester are away at racing 92. in the challenge cup, gloucester are currently leading treviso thanks to tries from james hook and richard hibbard, 29 points to the good there. elsewhere, one result to bring edinburgh beating harlequins 23-18. ahead of the australian open that starts on monday,
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britain's dan evans has lost in the final of the warm—up event, the sydney international. it was his first atp tour final, and after his run this week, evans is already guaranteed to climb to a new career—high ranking — just outside the top 50. he saved two set points against gilles muller of luxembourg, before losing the opening set on a tie—break. evans couldn't recover in the second, as he lost that 6—2 and with it the match. joe root will start in tomorrow's first one day international against india in poonay, just days after becoming a new father. root missed both warm—up matches after his partner gave birth to their first child last saturday, but is now back with the squad. captain eoin morgan has told us he has great faith in root. joe has been an integral part of our success joe has been an integral part of our su ccess over joe has been an integral part of our success over the last couple of yea rs. to have success over the last couple of years. to have him back so soon with the great news that he has become a father, i think, the great news that he has become a
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father, ithink, it the great news that he has become a father, i think, it is great news for the team. joe could go through all four months and it wouldn't bother me going him back into the side. he is a level—headed guy, he had a reasonably strong test series in really tough conditions. he looks in good form. exciting to see how they fare. a race at the skiing world cup is witsel and has been cancelled because there was too much snow on the course. “— cancelled because there was too much snow on the course. —— in switzerland. these were the conditions in wenger in after more than 40 centimetres of snow fell overnight. the crews were unable to bear the course in time for today's race. after a bright start to the season in resorts across europe, they are now dealing with heavy lorries. the lauberhorn course is usually one of the fastest in the world with racers reaching speeds of up world with racers reaching speeds of up to 100 mph in places. not today, though, in light of those conditions. that's all sport for now. you can keep up—to—date with all those stories on the bbc sport website.
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that's bbc.co.uk/sport. we'll have much more in sportsday at 6:30pm. chelsea leading by an early goal. thank you, john. this weekend, the skies above india will be filled with kites as the country celebrates one of the harvest festivals. kite—flying is often part of major religious festivals — but as sanjoy majumder reports, the country's passion for kites also has a tragic side. i've been doing that of kite shopping in old delhi. the narrow lane behind me is full of little lanes selling kites. specifically, this is what i was asked for. a glass coated kite string, supposedly banned, but under a little persuasion, one of the shopkeepers went to the back of the door and sold me one. kite flying can be done very well
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with a plain cotton thread, you can enjoy it instead of using a sharp object. a sharp object can kill a human or maybe a bird. a sport should be fun, not to bring grievance upon others. sandro medel underreporting. the headlines on bbc news: doctors have criticised the government forewarning gps in england that they should stay open for longer. jeremy corbyn says failed care homes could be taken into public ownership and a future labour government. and the residents of east yorkshire have been counting the cost of last night's sea storm that left most of the east coast unaffected. now it's time for the film review with gavin esler and mark kermode. hello, and welcome to
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the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. and we've got one or two things you might have heard of. so mark, what do we have this week? we are in award season. we have la la land, which everyone is talking about. live by night, the new film by ben affleck. and manchester by the sea, with the standout performance by casey affleck. la la land. you have seen this. you've seen the posters. i've seen the film. fantastic. damien chazelle's swooning tribute to classic old hollywood musicals. emma stone and ryan gosling of the star—crossed pair who meet in an la trafficjam. it's a fantastic opening.
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a wonderful song and dance number. he is a jazz player, she is an aspiring actress. they hate each other when they meet, but they become friends and will possibly become more. here's a clip. i got a call back. what? come on. for what? for a tv show. the one i was telling you about. the dangerous minds meet the 0c? congratulations. i feel like i said negative stuff before. it's like a rebel without a cause. i got the bullets. yes. you've never seen it. i've never seen it. it is playing at the rialto. you should go. i can take you. 0k. for research. yes. monday night at ten o'clock. yes. great. for research. you're grinning all the way through it.
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i loved it. you and everybody else. i went into it thinking, the problem is, everybody said it is so good it will be a disappointment, and it isn't. it is really, really good. firstly, this is damien chazelle's second musical. he made another one before, he made whiplash, which was drums as a war movie. full metal hi—hat we called it. from the beginning, it said it was presented in cinemascope, and the screen opens up into this glorious cinemascope, an explosion of colours. there is a fabulous dance sequence. it is like the kids from fame, but done in la. then what the story does is it occupies a space between on the one hand this nostalgic clunkiness of woody allen films, and the free—form fluidity of gravity. in fact, there is a scene where we are literally
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flying with the cameras. i thought the performances were terrific. emma stone dominates it, for me. she plays somebody who has to go to an audition and act being an actor. that's a really hard thing to do. i thought the song and dance numbers were well choreographed, i loved the lyrics, i love the way in which... people have said they are no fred and ginger. they are not meant to be. chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals, but also had its feet on the ground. that had the texture of real life. i think it does have that. i thought it was utterly charming. and importantly, it is not afraid to be melancholy or poignant, it is notjust everything is tied up neatly, it is... its strengths are in its sad streaks, which makes the joyousness even more. i thought the opening five minutes was worth the price of admission alone. it's brilliant. it appears to be one shot. i looked at it... also, we have talked about casablanca being remade,
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badly — this is casablanca for our times. in many ways. absolutely right. it is a movie that is good enough to nod very explicitly to casablanca, and for you not go, you blew it. you're not casablanca. i really liked it. so did i. now live by night. so, ben affleck stars in an adaptation of a novel. he is a small—time hood in prohibition—era boston, and doesn't want to be a gangster. however, he finds himself travelling to florida where he becomes exactly what he didn't want to be. he goes up against the ku klux klan. the interesting thing about the film is, it has an extraordinary pedigree. chris cooper, elle fanning, gleeson, and affleck himself. i think one of the reasons it has sniffy reviews is when you have that kind of talent, people expect something more than a film which is ok. you said about invoking casablanca, this film invokes the godfather
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and scarface, and it is neither of those films. it is handsome, but in a way which is kind of artificial. it does look good, and there are... certainly, i wasn't bored. but it does have a sense of, its handsomeness is more important than any depth. it is very much to do with surface. there is stuff in there to like, but at no point did i think this was a classic. when you look at the pedigree involved in it, itjust ought to be better than it is. argo, which ben affleck also directed, was one of the best films of the last ten years. and it's witty and its tenants. and it is based on a true story, although it takes liberties with it -- it is although it takes liberties with it —— it is tense. it is really good. however this brings us nicely to manchester by the sea. this is the third film by the playwright kenneth lonergan. he did margaret, which spent five years in the editing room. hejust
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he just couldn't finish it. there we re he just couldn't finish it. there were lawsuits. is he a genius, or someone who cannot finish a film? this, as his third film, made me go, actually, he might be a genius. i'm not going to be here much longer. i'm not moving to boston. i don't want to talk about that right now. you said you left his money so he could move. what's in bostong ? you are a janitor. so what? you can do that anywhere. there are clogged up toilets all over town. all my friends are here. i'm on the hockey team, on the basketball team. i work on george's boat. i've got two girlfriends and i'm in a band. you are a janitor. what the hell do you care where you live? so, he is a janitor in quincy, but he is called to his hometown of manchester—by—the—sea, the name of the town, where he has to revisit the ghost of the past after his brother collapses and he finds himself having to look after the nephew.
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the film is told in two time frames — the present, when he is going back to the past, and the flashbacks in which we actually see the past. so much of the story is told in the way through which casey affleck holds himself. the scenes in boston, when he is completely withdrawn and everything about the way he hunches his shoulders, the way he slightly purses his lips, it is in stark contrast to the flashback scenes — when he is garrilous, and oozing boozy bonhomie. we know his we will see his old life with his beloved wife michelle williams, and his new life where he is isolated, and somehow we are going to find out how the isolation happens. when it does come, it is very devastating. in one of the key sequences they use albinoni's agagio in g minor, that is a false move for me, because it is used in many films. it was used in flashdance, gallipoli. it was used by wendy craig in butterflies. simon meyer uses it for confessions
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on radio 2. it was weird in that a film that was everything to do with the delicate nuances, it was too obvious. that aside, casey affleck is really terrific. kenneth lonergan deonstrates he is actually a very good craftsman. and for all the criticism of hollywood... to have la la land and manchester by the sea, showing the grittier side. this is an indie favourite. this director has finally shown us he is worthy of the praise that has been heaped on him. your best of the week is a monster calls. a monster calls came out just before christmas. i think it is the best out at the moment. it is about a young boy who was traumatised by his mother's ill—health, and he starts seeing visions of a tree monster, played by liam neeson, which says, i will tell you stories and you will tell me your truth. it does that thing that fairy tales at the very best do. it uses fantasy to address
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real—life, down—to—earth problems, and it does so in a way which is beautiful and utterly heartbreaking. i have had so many reports from people saying, i knew i was going to cry, but i had no idea how much. it is very moving, very touching. beautifully filmed. julieta is wonderful. it is the dvd of the week. i think it is the best since volver. it is based on short stories. they are playing younger and older versions of the same central character, who is estranged from her daughter and trying to make contact. it does the thing that pedro almodovar does best, which is a passion for human stories. it is profoundly cinematic. he has never been backwards going forward in terms of lush visuals. this has wonderful performances, wonderful writing. it is again heartbreaking, but beautifully so. honestly, looking back
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at the selection of movies we have looked at, that is a good selection of films. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online, at bbc.co.uk/film — and you can watch our previous shows on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week though. thanks for watching. goodbye. good evening. it's been another chilly day for many of us. 0ver good evening. it's been another chilly day for many of us. over the next 24 hours it will turn milder., but it will turn cold. weather fronts coming in of the atlantic will bring cloud and rain for the past 24 hours, but they will hit cold air in eastern areas, ice forming through this evening as the rain pushes in. some of it will turn to snow. parts of north—east england possibly as well. further west it will be milder, no problems with ice
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here. not far above freezing first thing in the morning in the east. that poses a problem, because as the rain journeys ever eastwards into parts of lincolnshire, is angry for example, maybe kent, some of it will turn into snow. —— east anglia for example. wintry scenes. west of london it will be milder, rain falling out of the sky. positively mild across western parts of england and wales, eight or 9 degrees, maybe ten in belfast. a lot of cloud and dampness, fog over the high ground. korea rio across scotland. chilly are, milderfurther west korea rio across scotland. chilly are, milder further west —— korea rio across scotland. chilly are, milderfurther west —— chilly across scotland. as we go through the day, the bands of rain will stall in central areas, snow will fizzle away and dry. it will also be drier at times further west. precious little brightness, quite a contrast in temperatures. double figures across western areas, very chilly across figures across western areas, very chilly across is the most part. we
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keep that divide going —— in eastern most parts. the dividing line, the band of thick cloud with outbreaks of rain on either side of that, it will be drier. we will hit those contrasts, eastern areas will stay quite chilly, five or 6 degrees at best. further west its days relatively mild at nine or ten. looking through the early part of next week, a couple of things happening. high pressure tends to build, a lot of dry weather, from the far north. but we will have some sunshinejust merging the far north. but we will have some sunshine just merging into south—eastern areas. sunshine, yes, but chilly air. despite the bright skies by day we are going to have some burly hard frosts overnight across the south eastern areas. further north west is we will have more cloud in the sky, but here it will be milder through the early pa rt will be milder through the early part of next week. also in the next hour: hundreds of people along the east coast return home after a predicted storm surge failed to materialise.
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