this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at7pm: the government says gp practices in england must open for longer hours — orface losing some of theirfunding. found after 18 years — the teenager snatched this is trying to encourage gps to open their surgeries all day. if they can't, the extra money should be going to the a&e department instead. found after 18 years — the teenager snatched from a hospital in florida when she was just eight hours old. also in the next hour: hundreds of people along the east coast are returning home after a predicted storm surge failed to materialise in most areas but the residents of hornsey in east yorkshire are counting the cost of last night's sea storm fans pay tribute to the former england and watford manager, graham taylor, who died on thursday.
we'll have the details in sportsday at 7:30pm. this is bbc news. good evening 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 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 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. 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, 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 care we can provide to the vast majority of our patients and we would stretch an already overstretched service more thinly. some health experts have supported claims by doctors that congestion 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 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 measures to see that they do. 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, 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. earlier we were told that doctors are struggling as it is without the government making extra demands. i think they're completely deluded. to be on the side of patients, on the side of the woman who just came up the side of the woman who just came up to mea the side of the woman who just came up to me a couple of minutes ago with her phone counting on the stopwatch nearly seven hours that she has waited here to get her aged mother checked into a bed. she was full of praise for the hospital saying it wasn't their fault, they we re saying it wasn't their fault, they were simply under too much pressure. theresa may, and decided to side with one element of the system, a&e, rather than gps, is pursuing a risky strategy. we have seen that with the
reaction it has provoked. arguably, politically, it would have been more risky to say nothing. for a long time, the conservatives have not been widely trusted with the nhs. this week, this month, this winter doesn't help with that. and we'll find out how those stories — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are nigel nelson from the sunday mirror and sunday people and political commentatorjo phillips. a teenager who was stolen as a new—born from a hospital in florida eighteen 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. our 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. her family pleaded for help to find her and police received thousands of tip—offs. but it was only in the 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. laura bicker nowjoins me from washington. yes, it seems to be an anonymous tip—off to the national missing children's service. we are not quite sure a few that tip was, but they informed the police. the police then looked at south carolina, this town where she was growing up, where she was brought up. there, they asked her to take a dna test. at the same time as you heard from the police there, she had a suspicion for a few months that she had been kidnapped. we are not sure where that has come from. but when she took the dna test, they discovered that she was in fact kamiyah mobley and not
in fact alexis. she had been brought up in quite a small town in south carolina. her parents went to church there. she was known in the neighbourhood. they were said to be a quiet family. by all accounts, it seems like she had quite a nice time as a teenager. but now she has had to find out that all of those 18 years were in fact a lie. one person is being treated for burn in manchester, after an explosion caused serious fire damage to a cafe. three fire engines have been dealing with the blaze, which engulfed the cafe on rochdale road in the harpurhey area of the city. the fire service are urging people to avoid the area and the section of road has been closed. 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 1:30pm 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.
the committee of mps overseeing the brexit process has called 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 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. one of the key sectors in all of this is the city of london, 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. the american company spacex has managed to launch a rocket into space for the first time since another rocket exploded on its launch pad last autumn. the falcon 9 rocket blasted off from california's vandenberg air force base on a mission to put ten communication satellites into orbit. it's the first launch for spacex since another falcon 9 exploded on a launch pad in florida in september during a pre—flight test. the us president—elect, donald trump is suggesting he will consider lifting sanctions imposed on moscow by president obama 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.
catriona renton reports. it's been a week where donald trump has found himself dealing with a set of extraordinary allegations about his political and personal life. it is all fake news, it is phoney stuff, it did not happen. but now he is trying to take back the agenda, outlining what his presidency might look like, in particular, his relations abroad. he has said he is willing to work with russia and china, provided they cooperate. in an interview with the wall streetjournal, the president—elect said, "if russia is really helping us, and when asked about the one china policy, in which the united states no longer acknowledges taiwan, he said, "everything is under negotiation." but this has been a turbulent time with damaging claims about the president—elect that are not going away. just over a week ago, us intelligence released a report claiming the russian president
vladimir putin had ordered the hacking of democratic party e—mails to damage donald trump's rival, hillary clinton, and influence the presidential election. now the senate intelligence committee. is set to investigate, saying they will follow the evidence wherever it leads. lawmakers have also been briefed on the unproven dossier which alleges russian security officials have compromising material on mr trump, which he vigorously denies. the next big event is supposed to be on friday. rehearsals are underway in washington for donald trump's inauguration as the 40th president of the united states, but as this week has proved, a lot more could happen between now and then. catriona renton, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news: doctors have criticised the government for warning gps in england that they should stay open for longer. an american teenager who was stolen as a new—born baby from a hospital in florida 18 years ago has been
found in south carolina. the residents of hornsey in east yorkshire have been counting the east coast of england 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. but the east yorkshire town of hornsea did experience flooding after huge waves hit the area. today people were surveying the damage and starting a clean—up. jo makel reports. the destructive force of last 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 were sandbags 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 had to be rescued from this car moments before it sank. and the latest count is that ten homes and businesses flooded. people and pets had to be rescued. the frozen tree's has been under the water. a man who was quite a serious diabetic had to use the boat to be ta ken to safety. by this time they were waist 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. right.
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 had been back to her house. but she knew what to expect. it is the second time she has been flooded. i know what i have got to do it's just, where do i start? you can't shift anything until the insurance people have been. there was relief to find her pet house—rabbit, 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 any flooding event is taken 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 clear up, but with those whose homes
and businesses were directly affected, there will be months of work ahead. 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, 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. 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 a0 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. jerusalem is meant to be a shared capital for israelis and palestinians living peacefully, side—by—side, 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. and over 600,000 israeli settlers live in these areas, captured in the 1967 war. the settlement‘s mayor represents an influential settler organisation. we are going further away from the two—state solution, i think the palestinians were given an option to set up a palestinian state and we know today for a fact that the palestinian authority is completely corrupt, completely bankrupt. but many in the international community say that settlement expansion is also what is undermining a two—state solution. the issue of the settlements, compromises were made in the past and unfortunately, none of these attempts have brought peace up until now. but there are new international efforts to push for peace and a palestinian state to neighbour israel. it is all 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 as their capital, but palestinians believe it will kill the two—state solution. they say their presence in this city is already threatened. so, first of all, i am considered a permanent resident and not a citizen as any israeli jew living injerusalem. since 1967, more than 14,000 residency cards were revoked by israeli authorities and the main purpose is to minimise the number of palestinians living injerusalem and to ensure a jewish majority. how do you think the next us president, donald trump, recent opinion polls suggest most israelis and palestinians do still support the idea of two states, but only by very narrow margins. on both sides there are fears that chances for a peace deal are fading. yolande knell, bbc news, jerusalem. the studio behind the star wars films says it won't digitally recreate carrie fisher's performance in new instalments of the franchise. carrie fisher — who died last month — played princess leia in the original trilogy. lucasfilm was responding to speculation that it was negotiating with her estate over using her image in the films. she was expected to appear
in episode 9, due to be released in 2019. a unique toy shop, which specialises in dolls houses has been a feature of one london street for more than a0 years. but with mounting financial difficulties, it's under threat. dougal shaw reports. don't be fooled by the jolly surroundings, mike and his toy shop is tough. owner kristin struggles to pay the bills. i am very happy with very little for myself, so when i have money in the till i think, what toi have money in the till i think, what to i want to spend it on next and most? as you can see, i am still wearing my old clothes. thisjersey i have had for about 15 to 20 years. she lives they hand to mouth
existence in this to a shop she has run for a0 years. it may not look like much from the outside, but inside it is like a never—ending labyrinth of toys. she started making them when she was 15 and never stopped. her speciality is making dolls houses and managers. never stopped. her speciality is making dolls houses and managerslj hate making dolls houses and managers.” hate selling my work so i thought, ifi hate selling my work so i thought, if i had hate selling my work so i thought, ifihada hate selling my work so i thought, if i had a little shop, i could put it with other people's work that i love that. it has been another slow christmas as the lure of internet shopping continues to take hold. though a more pressing concern is building development next to which threatens the immediate future of the shop. despite slow sales, the shop has been kept going by volu nteers shop has been kept going by volunteers and occasional loyal customers. it's a steely exterior does not truly reveal what is inside. when i came in, i was
totally enthralled. what is it you don't like about modern toy shops? things they have fast so ugly. i just think that children, it's wonderful if they can have beautiful things. there are lots of beautiful things. there are lots of beautiful things which aren't expensive. i wouldn't know me prepare to have a shop and go to a party. it is the kind of party but it's much better. at 81 years old and despite the challenges, kristin says she isn't quite ready to end the partyjust yet. how charming. let's catch up with the weather. getting mild over some of us over the next 2a hours. brothers staying distinctly chilly. milderaircoming infrom brothers staying distinctly chilly. milder air coming in from the west. that cloud is going to produce some
rain across the west of scotland. a period of snow across the east of scotland. cold down the side of the uk. this rain cascading in across scotla nd uk. this rain cascading in across scotland and northern england. that could turn to snow to these of the pennines later tonight. mild out west. 9 degrees in belfast. not much above freezing further east. tomorrow morning, expecting a period of snow across parts of lincolnshire, east anglia, maybe kents. very icy conditions here for a time. to the west of london, temperatures higher so rain coming out of the sky for the most part. aidan brunger easter sunday with a lot of fog of the high ground. you will be mild. 10 degrees across northern ireland as we start the day. everything edge of the little bit further east but then grinds to a halt. further pulses of rain. drier eventually across some eastern
cape to use. drier spells out west as well. in central areas, staying down and miserable all day long. we keep the contrasting temperatures, widely in double figures across western areas. staying cold across the east. just 2 degrees in norwich tomorrow afternoon. into monday, still battlezone of wester weather through central areas. on either side of that, drier. some brightness developing eventually across east anglia and south—east. despite the sunshine, it will stay quite chilly at five or six to greece. further north and west, despite the cloud, it will be mild. high pressure begins to take over through the early pa rt begins to take over through the early part of next week. that should kill off much of the rain. settling down with fairly light winds. some of the bus of the sunshine across southern and eastern areas, but we get that chilly air reluctant to clear away. some sharp frost by night across the south—east. some sunshine expected by day. further
north and west, more cloud but it will be a good deal milder than it has been over recent days. all the latest ca n has been over recent days. all the latest can be found on the bbc weather website. i will be back in half an hour. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the government has warned gps in england that they must keep their surgeries open for longer hours or face a cut in some of theirfunding. the british medical association accused ministers of "scapegoating" doctors. a teenager who was stolen as a newborn baby from a florida hospital 18 years ago has been found in south carolina following a tip—off. the woman who raised her has been charged with kidnapping. parts of england's east coast have escaped significant flooding, after last night's storm surge wasn't as bad as first feared. the environment agency is checking flood defences for any damage.