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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8pm: the government says gp practices in england must open for longer hours or face losing some of theirfunding. 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. mps overseeing the brexit process call on the government to reveal details of its plans by next month. 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. and in talking business, we discuss the prospect of millennials becoming worse off than their parents‘ generation. good evening and
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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
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being compromised. today the government said gp surgeries were partly at fault, failing to provide the access patients need, forcing them into accident & emergency 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
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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 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 care homes into public ownership to maintain the social care protection that our people need. research suggests three
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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. with me is our political correspondent, chris mason. he had this speaking to patients today. what have they been saying initially about what the government is asking gps to do. they were saying that as far as they could see it they just needed saying that as far as they could see it theyjust needed more money. i spoke to one woman who had been timing how long she had been waiting on the phone and it had been seven hours. she was in a cubicle to the
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side of accident and emergency. but she was full of praise for the work that the health care professionals we re that the health care professionals were doing and in her opinion that was not enough money going to the national health service. we have heard this argument from doctors and union leaders as well. strategically what is interesting here is that she is trying to make the case that she is trying to make the case that she is intervening in this whole thing, but she is also picking a side. she is siding with those working in a&e over gps and saying that gps should do more. that is politically risky, particularly among a profession that seem to rank highly in terms of what professions we trust the most. politicians and journalists tend to be at the bottom. you describe the
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patient there when you were speaking to the patient, but then we have a poll that says voters still think the nhs would be better off under the nhs would be better off under the conservatives and theresa may. it is very interesting. we should insert the usual caveat, they can be com pletely insert the usual caveat, they can be completely wrong. they are a snapshot. but this poll for the sunday mirror and the independent hast people who they trust the most and the conservatives and theresa may are in the lead over labour. the conservatives surrender lead overall in the majority of polls, but what is interesting here is that labour usually considered the nhs is an area where they do well. even under ed miliband, who is defeated badly at the general election, he was
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outpouring the conservatives on trust of the nhs. it is often the achilles heel of the conservatives. defence is usually the other way around. foran defence is usually the other way around. for an opinion poll to suggest that reason may, the middle ofa suggest that reason may, the middle of a bad crisis on the nhs and when thatis of a bad crisis on the nhs and when that is a lot of questions being asked of the government, to still be ahead of the opposition on this issue poses some big questions for jeremy corbyn, who is going on the andrew marr show tomorrow morning to face questionsjust like andrew marr show tomorrow morning to face questions just like that. and we'll find out how this story is covered in tomorrow's front pages atio:30pm and 11:30pm in the papers. our guestsjoining me tonight are nigel nelson, from the sunday mirror and sunday people, and political commentator, jo phillips. 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.
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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.
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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. our correspondent in washington, laura bicker, has more details, about how it all came to light. tt seems to be an anonymous tip—off to the national missing children's service. we are not quite sure who 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.
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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 burns 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
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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
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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,
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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 nine rocket blasted off from california's vandenberg air force base on a mission to put ten communication satellites into orbit. last september, another falcon nine exploded in florida in during a pre—flight test. the us president—elect, donald trump is suggesting he will consider lifting sanctions
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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. catrina 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, why would anybody have sanctions?" and when asked about the one china policy, in which the united states no longer acknowledges taiwan,
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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.
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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 asa an american teenager who was stolen as a newborn baby from a hospital in florida 18 years ago has been found in south carolina. mps overseeing brexit have called on the government to reveal details of its plans by next month. sport now, and a full round up from the bbc sport centre. good evening. chelsea are seven points clear at the top of the premier league after the 12 victory in13 premier league after the 12 victory in 13 matches and they did it without diego costa, dropped after a falling out with the coaching staff. so it was not a case of surviving
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without him, but thriving, as they w011 without him, but thriving, as they won 3—0 champions leicester. in leicester do now and then two about what it takes to become champions, lessons this visiting chelsea side hoping to learn. now diego costa while his future remains uncertain, they will have to take inspiration from elsewhere. still it seems they are quick learners. less than six minutes had passed before they went ahead. the attention me beyond what is happening up front, but at the back matters remain important. these reactions were vital in keeping the lead. if the opener came from an unlikely source, their second arrived from somewhere more familiar. this time with the help of a deflection. he almost had a hat—trick, but his luck ran out. chelsea would get their third. a
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moment of skill from pedro to create a chance that was finished himself. perhaps no better place to show your champion credentials than at the home of the champions. i think ithink our i think our performance was good, but, of course, when you consider getting goals against this game it is difficult to equalise. we tried to do our best be closed all the space, but they found goals at the beginning and then it was difficult for us. a good performance a good result. good speed, a good team. i am pleased for the players because they play like that is not easy. to have this kind of performance it is pleasing. he was also asked about
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the diego costa situation and he said that he denied any fallout with him, saying that he likes to tell the truth and that is the diego costa d id the truth and that is the diego costa did not train on tuesday and did not train during the week. here's had an offer from did not train during the week. here's had an offerfrom china, but co nte says here's had an offerfrom china, but conte says he doesn't anything about this. some interesting matches today. burnley won 1—0 at home to southampton — the returning joey barton with the goal. a very pleasing first premier league match in charge for marco silva at hull city — he saw his side beat bournemouth 3—1 and move off the bottom of the table. sunderland lost 3—1 at home to stoke city. they are not bottom of the table though — that honour goes to swansea city who lost 4—0 at home to arsenal. arsenal now third in the table. tottenham are second. they beat west brom 4—0 — harry kane with a hattrick. watford and middlesbrough drew nil nil. sam allardyce saw his crystal palace side lose 3—0 on their visit
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to his former club west ham. the second goal was a stunning volley from andy carroll. edge—mac tick late try gave the wasps are late win in the european champions cup. they are on the verge ofa champions cup. they are on the verge of a quarterfinal place which is one group game left to play. few things ignite excitement like a must win game between two european heavyweights. but a quarterfinal place underlying, missed opportunities did not settle any early nerves. at the break, the advantage wasps, just. in these the smallest margins can make biggest difference. it took all of the effort of the wasps to unpick the toulouse defence. this was his first
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try since october. with less than ten minutes to go the home side's ha rd ten minutes to go the home side's hard work was undone with this drive. the wasps fate was hanging in the balance, but withjust drive. the wasps fate was hanging in the balance, but with just one minute left it was pulled back in their favour. that i minute left it was pulled back in theirfavour. that i made minute left it was pulled back in their favour. that i made the difference in the game and it may make a difference to the season. elsewhere in the champions club glasgow lost 111—12 to munster. and the same pool, leicester are playing racing 92, the tigers trailing 15—0. ahead of the strain up and starts on monday, dan evans has lost in the final warm monday, dan evans has lost in the finalwarm up monday, dan evans has lost in the final warm up event. the sydney international. it was his first dated —— his first atp tour final and after his run this week is guaranteed to claim turned new career—high ranking, just inside the top 50. he said two set points before this and set in a tie—break. he could not recover under second
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that he lost that exciting team that the match. that is the sport for now, more in hour. 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 1,200 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.
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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.
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and the warning is that more bad weather is on the way. simon jones, bbc news. 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, straight through the doors. we have to completely start again. the whole place is going to be gutted. lots of people rely
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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. is frozen tree 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. 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.
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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—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 any flooding events 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. the studio behind the star wars films says it won't digitally recreate carrie fisher's performance
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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 nine, due to be released in 2019. 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.
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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 open it up and it was shiny, heavy, a beautiful piece of art. i would've done it for love to be honest.
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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. now it is time for the weather. it is going to be wet at times. hopefully some dry weather at some stage. tomorrow will be disappointing. the trouble is coming from the atlantic and that will dislodge most of the cold there. here comes the cloud and rain into western scotland, soon turning to snow before it turns back to rain. rain pushing in across the irish sea
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and this could turn to snow later. and icy night across eastern areas. much more mild further west. tomorrow morning the rain will move into the cold air and we could see a period of still across lincolnshire don't see east anglia and into parts of kent. west of london it will be mild. temperatures above freezing. it will not be very aspiring as you step out on sunday morning. fog over the high ground as well. there will be some dry spells but they're not to be relied upon. it will be one to the west. only slow changes towards the west. only slow changes towards the day. sleet and snow will ease away and will be some dry spells, especially edging into western areas. but for

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