‘ the ‘the pressure off, because bit of the pressure off, because there's other things you don't have to worry about because they are in place. he worries the gb athletes, until at least they step on the start line is in one—year's time. two of team gb were in here earlier, and told us preparations were going well across the sports. i really think it's achievable, especially from the freestyle ski side of things. if you look to skiing now with dave riley he's getting some great results. the freestyle snowboarding, there are two or three athletes getting podium results over this winter, which has been awesome. you've got james would see who just won the x games. i really think it's achievable. you see everyone coitiii'ig really think it's achievable. you see everyone coming through and doing so well. obviously you've been with them through the beginning of it all and through the last olympics as well. it's really nice to see
everyone progress, and all the hard work everyone puts in. it's definitely paying off. everything that everyone has been through, injuries or building up, it's great to see. ronnie o'sullivan is out of snooker‘s world grand prix in preston after losing in the second round to australia's neil robertson. o'sullivan could only sit and watch as the world number seven knocked in a break 83 to take the match by 4—1. robertson will play barry hawkins in the quarterfinals, who knocked out the world number fourjudd trump earlier today. that's all from sportsday. there'll be more sport here on bbc news throughout the evening. the headlines on bbc news. record numbers of patients in
england spent longer than the target waiting time in a&e in december. leaked figures suggest january could be the worst month in 13 years. calls for the government to reverse its decision to end a scheme to bring unaccompanied child refugees to the uk. a new law designed to help protect people renting homes from rogue landlords is failing te na nts, from rogue landlords is failing tenants, according to a group of mps. an update on the market numbers for you, here's how london and frankfurt ended the day. and in the the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn has appointed rebecca long—bailey as shadow business secretary, as he reshuffles the shadow cabinet. she is one of four appointments just announced. our political correspondent is at westminster. remind us of why these appointments are necessary. what jeremy corbyn has done this evening is put four
new people into positions, or reshuffled them around. this is his fourth reshuffle since he's been in thejob, which is pretty unprecedented. the reason these gaps have come up is because we've had the vote just yesterday in the house of commons on whether article 50, the former —— formal triggering of divorce talks the leaving the eu, should be triggered. unusually for labour, it wanted to support the government's bill. it forced a three line whip, the strongest possible instruction that it should vote for the bill vulnerable bill. three shadow cabinet members resigned and said they couldn't vote for that bill. they couldn't go against their constituents' wishes. they have resigned. we have news this evening of how those positions are going to be filled. rebecca long—bailey has been moved to the shadow business
secretary position. that's taking up the post vacated by the resignation of clive lewis. sue hayman and joins the shadow cabinet as shadow environment secretary. that's after the resignation of rachael maskell. christina rees becomes the shadow welsh secretary replacing jo stevens. peter dowd is promoted within the shadow treasury team. he fills rebecca long—bailey's former role as shadow chief secretary. perhaps names we haven't heard of or know much about. i think it will keepjeremy know much about. i think it will keep jeremy corbyn‘s know much about. i think it will keepjeremy corbyn‘s aim of the ratio of 50% women in his shadow cabinet. the interesting question is what happens to those other top team members. the front bench but not the most senior positions, who rebelled, defying jeremy corbyn‘s order. are they going to face a disciplinary action or will they be allowed to stay on? it looks like this evening
that they are not going to be sacked. we are told there are going to be no more announcements this evening. quite interesting because the usual form is evening. quite interesting because the usualform is if evening. quite interesting because the usual form is if you evening. quite interesting because the usualform is if you defy evening. quite interesting because the usual form is if you defy the whip, you have to go, you have to resign. it doesn't look like that is going to be enforced. thank you. the bbc has been looking at the pressure the nhs is under. it's bought one in five elderly people have suffered a fall with a quarter of those considered serious. our correspondent ben moore reports now from bracknell, where various schemes are in place to help people keep fit. they say the nhs is from the cradle to the grave, and in bracknell the focus is on all age groups. its best foot forward at the weekly free for life programme at the leisure centre. it's all about helping people avoid those nasty slips and
trips that can cost not only their help, but their independence.” trips that can cost not only their help, but their independence. ifell in the garden, hanging the washing out. i fell backwards. it in the garden, hanging the washing out. ifell backwards. it must in the garden, hanging the washing out. i fell backwards. it must have been scary. it was very scary. since doing it, ifound been scary. it was very scary. since doing it, i found that i haven't falle n doing it, i found that i haven't fallen over. i haven't had the tendency to lose my balance like i used to. falls are a serious issue. one in five elderly people will have one and up to a quarter could result in serious injury. we are one of the leaders in prevention. we've got lots of healthy people here and the whole objective is to keep people out of hospital, keep people happy, key people engaged in their own home and community for longer. it's estimated falls cost the nhs about £2 billion a year. here in bracknell, they aren't only concerned with prevention when it comes to the physical care of the elderly, they are also concerned with the mental health of begun. at this primary school, a new lesson is on the timetable. the subject?
feelings. this week, leading children's charity place to be has said nearly two thirds of children worry all the time about home and school life. normally, if you're feeling down, it affects everything. so it would affect your work as well. it would affect me because it would be buzzing round my head, and i can't get it out my head at all. the message is not to be afraid of talking, as it can help prevent problems in the future. all the time across our country, problems in the future. all the time across oui’ country, issues problems in the future. all the time across our country, issues such as self harm, anxiety, are becoming big problems. what we know from evidence is if we start the conversation early, we can help kids understand what they are feeling, and seek help when they need to. so, no matter what age you are in bracknell, the message is that for the nhs and the people it serves, prevention is better than cure. let's return to our top story, and
these record numbers of patients in england who have been spending longer banned the target waiting time ina longer banned the target waiting time in a and d in december. and according to figures obtained by the bbc, suggesting january could have been the worst month in the last 13 yea rs. been the worst month in the last 13 years. i'm joined now by tim gardner, a senior policy fellow at the health foundation. thank you for joining us. why was december and possibly january so bad ? joining us. why was december and possibly january so bad? the nhs is clearly under enormous pressure at the moment. there are a number of reasons for that. we are living longer, but we aren't necessarily living healthier. there are more of us. demand for the nhs goes up by 4% per year. the government has increased funding for the nhs, but that hasn't kept pace with growing cost pressures. so, there are more patients using the service, there is
the extra cost of new technologies and treatments, and filling staff shortages with costly agency staff is also a burden. particularly in winter, when the cold weather means that underlying health conditions can that underlying health conditions ca n flare that underlying health conditions canflare up that underlying health conditions can flare up and there is flu around, more respiratory disease, and at the same time there is more pressure on hospitals through more beds being lost to winter vomiting bug ‘s and staff sickness. beds being lost to winter vomiting bug 's and staff sickness. over the last 13 years, how many beds have disappeared from a&e? how many staff aren't there any more? if you haven't got the resources in place, inevitably a grade in demand is going to put strain on the system, isn't it? —— growth in demand. going to put strain on the system, isn't it? —— growth in demandm going to put strain on the system, isn't it? -- growth in demand. it is a case of how many resources have disappeared, it's more the fact that the number of people who turn up in a&e every year goes up and up and up, every year, pretty much without
fail. the funding growth that has been provided simply hasn't kept pace with that great in the number of people using them. in terms of productivity, it's a strange thing to talk about when its health care, how well our staff in a&e departments doing? staff in a&e departments doing? staff in a&e departments are generally doing very well. in many cases they are performing miracles. it's really important when we talk about amd waiting times, but we aren'tjust talking about what happened in the emergency department —— a&e. this is about how patients flow into hospitals and then out of them again. if there is a blockage and problems with discharging patients when they are medically fit to go home, then there will be knock—on effects through the rest of the hospital. they will probably ma nifest hospital. they will probably manifest themselves most clearly in a&e. we come back to the idea of social care and the funding gap that exists there. in what at the moment
isa exists there. in what at the moment is a separate system from the health service. how big is that gap do you believe? while nhs funding has been growing in real terms, since 2010, funding for social care, which is provided by local government, has actually been falling over the same period. by 2020, the funding gap is estimated to reach about £2 billion. no doubt we will hear more about social care issues as the week progresses. thank you for your time. time for a look at the weather. not quite sure you want this weather story because it stays pretty cold and grey over the next few days. at this time of year we can see the transition between winter and spring. yesterday we had glorious weather out to the west with 11 degrees. today we've only seen four.
but easterly flow has been driving in the cloud further west, and across the north that coastline we saw temperatures of 1 across the north that coastline we saw temperatures of1 degrees. that's where we are likely to see some showers through the night. maybe even sleet and snow with some height elsewhere it stays rather grey through the night. it will stay pretty chilly as well. temperatures in rural areas falling below freezing. a cold start on friday morning, still the risk of showers with icy stretches on untreated roads and pavements. as we go through the day, some sunshine. scotland, northern ireland and perhaps parts of south west wales and cornwall as well. not particularly vast amounts, it has to be said, and still feeling pretty chilly. across the east anglia and coast temperatures struggling. through the lake district, the isle of man, northern ireland and scotland, the best of the sunshine. it's not going to be warm, and still the risk of some showers across the
northern isles and aberdeenshire. there clear skies, as the darkness falls, those two bridges falling away. elsewhere will see some showers becoming more widespread, starting to move further inland. a few centimetres across higher ground. there could be some excitement for kids across eastern england first thing on saturday morning. however it's not expected to last as the snow showers turned to last as the snow showers turned to rain. temperatures still feeling disappointing and on the strength but brisk, north—easterly breeze. by sunday, you won't get a change. a lot of cloud around. there are signs of something a little more different as we move out of sunday into monday, with this low—pressure drifting north. it's not going to affect us too much but it will squeeze the isobars together and change the wind direction to a south—easterly. which means there is a potential for south—easterly. which means there is a potentialfor some south—easterly. which means there is a potential for some sunshine. south—easterly. which means there is a potentialfor some sunshine. maybe even some spring flowers to come.
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