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this is bbc news. i'm nicholas owen. the headlines at 11:00. labour calls for an emergency cash injection of £700 million for the nhs after the british red cross warned of a "humanitarian crisis" at hospitals. the prime minister sets out her vision for what she calls "the shared society" — saying she wants to put right "burning injustice". more than a0 people are killed in a bomb blast in northern syria. the islamic state group is suspected of carrying out the attack. a 26—year—old former soldier is in custody after five people were shot dead at fort lauderdale airport in florida. a british—born great—grandmother was among those killed. in half an hour, we'll take a look at more of tomorrow's front pages. including the sunday times, which has the story of what it says were david camerons secret talks with the uk's outgoing ambassador to the eu. good evening.
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the nhs in england has rejected claims that there's a ‘humanitarian crisis' in its hospitals. the comments from the british red cross come as figures show a&e departments have had to shut their doors to patients more than 140 times in december, because of a lack of beds. this afternoon the labour leader jeremy corbyn called upon the government to take urgent action but nhs england says plans are in place to cope and that talk of any humanitarian crisis is overblown. there are flashing images in smitha mundasad's report. winter pressures in accident & emergency — some patients waiting a long time to be seen, beds closed because of
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the winter vomiting bug. this picture isn't new. but the british red cross says the strain on england's hospitals is so great it amounts to a humanitarian crisis. in recent years, red cross volunteers have been helping patients at home after spells in hospital. but the charity says that cuts to social care means patients do not have the right support at home. so they end up back in a&e. and the system cannot cope. well, the definition of a humanitarian crisis is something that affects a large number of people, their health and well—being, for a prolonged period of time. and the fact is, if you just look at the numbers, more than half a million people who used to receive social care no longer do. the charity's volunteers says they have seen patients being discharged from hospital without clothing. others being sent home with no food in their fridge and some have no—one to look after them once they have left the ward.
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figures from nhs england show that overflowing a&e departments had to close their doors to new patients more than 140 times over the last month. compare that to the same month in 2015 and it is up more than 60%. nhs england denies the situation is at such an extreme breaking point. a humanitarian crisis? no, i think that's an overstatement at this stage. clearly, demand is very high and it's higher than it has ever been, but we have the most comprehensive plans in place that we ever had, but it is very difficult at the moment. eyebrows may have been raised by the red cross choosing to use words more often used to describe a war—torn country, but last year's figures show there were some 350,000 more visits to a&es like this one between december and february 2016 and that's a pattern that front line staff are worried is set to get worse. the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, is calling on the prime minister to give an urgent statement
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on monday about what the government is going to do. this is a wake—up call to properly fund our nhs and social care so that those who are in a desperate situation that need care outside of hospital are able to get that care. local authorities don't have the money to do it. the department of health says it has added in extra money for health and social care and put contingency plans in place earlier than usual. its statistics show that beds are not as full as they were this time last year. but nhs england's chiefs say staff are facing levels of pressure that have not been seen before. smitha mundasad, bbc news. it's emerged a british—born woman was among the five victims of a shooting at an airport in florida yesterday. 0lga woltering, originally from ipswich but a long—term resident of the united states, was killed when a gunman opened fire in the baggage hall of fort lauderdale airport. the suspect, esteban santiago,
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was a veteran who served in iraq, and has a long history of mental health problems. he was also known to the fbi, as gary 0'donoghue reports. a mother, grandmother, a great—grandmother and wife. 0lga woltering was born in britain but lived in the united states for decades. today, her church in georgia described her death as a "tragedy" and paid tribute to a joyful, loving person. also among the dead, 57—year—old michael 0ehme, who was on his way with his wife for a caribbean cruise. three others died in yesterday's carnage. the gunman used a semi—automatic weapon in the baggage hall, scattering terrified passengers, people running for their lives. 0nce he'd finished shooting, reports say he threw aside his weapon and lay
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spread—eagled on the ground waiting to be arrested. this is the man police have named as the gunmen. esteban santiago, 26—year—old former member of the military. his family say he'd been receiving psychological help his discharge last august. his aunt has said he was never the same after returning from serving in iraq in 2011. as things started to return to normal at the airport, it emerged that santiago had been in touch with the fbi as recently as november last year. 0ne anonymous source has said he told agents that the government was ordering him to watch videos from the islamic state group. the agents themselves noted the erratic behaviour that concerned them and motivated them to call the local authorities to have him taken into custody and evaluated at a medicalfacility for his mental health.
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questions are also being raised about the ease with which santiago was able to transport and use his weapon at a supposedly secure place like an airport. it legal to put a gun in checked baggage in the us, as long as it's locked in a case and unloaded. but you can carry ammunition in the same case. santiago will appear on monday in court on federal charges. but while his motivations will continue to be probed, there are also serious questions about how a man already appeared on the authorities' radar could seemingly go on to commit such a heinous crime. gary 0'donoghue, bbc news, fort lauderdale, florida. the prime minister theresa may is promising to unveil at least a0 people have been killed by a massive bomb in a fuel tanker in syria.
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no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although so—called islamic state is suspected. the blast ripped through a central market in the town of azaz, which lies on the border with turkey. from neighbouring lebanon, alex forsyth sent this report. alarms. fear, panic and chaos — the aftermath of this morning's explosion. many were killed, others wounded by the attack outside a courthouse in a busy commercial district in the centre of the city. translation: a car bomb went off in the city centre near civilians. there are no fighters here, all of them are civilians. as rescue workers searched for survivors and bodies, no—one had claimed responsibility for this attack, but the city is no stranger to such scenes. azaz is a stronghold of turkish—backed syrian rebels involved in a major operation to clear so—called islamic state from northern syria, close to the turkish border. in recent days, turkish forces and rebels have continued to target
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is, which isn't included in a fragile ceasefire covering much of syria. azaz has become home to people who have fled fighting elsewhere. today's attack shows that, despite the ceasefire largely holding, people in syria are continuing to die. alex forsyth, bbc news, beirut. the prime minister theresa may is promising to unveil a far—reaching programme of social reform to tackle what she calls the everyday injustices which working families experience. in an article in the sunday telegraph she says that when people voted for brexit, they also voted to change the way the country works. with me is our political correspondent carole walker. 0k. the prime minister wrote an article under her name. obviously an important thing for her to say. what
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was the main point? the prime minister is talking about something we will hear a lot more about on monday which is a programme of social reform. she says that the vote for brexit was not just about leaving the eu it was people who wa nted leaving the eu it was people who wanted a much wider change in society. she describes it as a quiet revolution we those who feel that the system has been stacked against them for too long. she is going back to some of the things she spoke about when she first stepped into downing street when she spoke about tackling the burning injustices in society. she says that we need to go further than that. she says this is not just about helping further than that. she says this is notjust about helping the poorest. the people who are the most vulnerable, it is the everyday injustices that ordinary working—class families feel. they are working hard but they are still struggling to get by and are by no means a rich and feel that the
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system has failed them. those are the people she promises to help. not a traditional conservative point of view, is it? it does signal a lot of intervention by a conservative government. she talks about how people need an active government to intervene, to deal with these things. but i think the big test really here is going to be what that actually means in practice, what those policies will be. now, we have yet to hear very much at all from theresa may over the last six months there has been little about the domestic agenda. lots of arguments about brexit, very little on the domestic agenda. and what we are being told is that the speech on monday will be a mission statement and in the coming weeks and months we will see announcement on housing and affordable housing, on education, on how more students can get into a school on an industrial
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strategy and something we will hear more about on monday which is mental health and what she will talk about there is a cross government approach so there is a cross government approach so it is notjust something that is dealt with by the nhs but that, for example, schools and teachers are given more help in recognising problems early on. perhaps in the criminal justice system problems early on. perhaps in the criminaljustice system there will be more efforts to recognise when people are on the wrong side of the law because of issues with mental health. any clue as to what she now thinks about exit? that rolls on and on and on. we will hear more tomorrow from the first minister of scotla nd tomorrow from the first minister of scotland complaining that she is still not hearing much about theresa may's ideas about brexit. we will still need to wait. we will get a big speech about brexit from theresa may. perhaps another week or so before that. but she is clearly under pressure to set out more about her domestic agenda and the brexit agenda. we may get more on the first
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pa rt agenda. we may get more on the first part about on monday. millions of commuters in london will face disruption from tomorrow night and most of monday after talks to avert a strike on the london underground broke down. members of the rmt union will walk out for 2h hours from 6pm tomorrow in a dispute overjobs and the closure of some ticket offices. another union — the tssa said london underground offered it a "new" deal during talks at the conciliation service, acas, which it will put to members. donald trump has said that when he's president, russia will have far more respect for the us than it does now. the president—elect tweeted that having a good relationship with russia was a good thing, saying only "stupid people or. with russia was a good thing, saying only "stupid people orfools would think otherwise." an intelligence report yesterday accused russia of interfering in the us election. two people have been arrested after a smoke bomb was let off during a protest outside harrods department store. the protest, which blocked
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roads in central london was organised by the union that represents hospitality workers in the store. it is all part of an argument over tips. sarah harris has this report. chanting, a smoke bomb and arrests — not what is expected on saturday in the heart of knightsbridge. this demonstration was in support of harrods restaurant staff, who it is claimed are not allowed to keep most of their tips. just the day before yesterday, they did admit they had been taking 50%. they didn't give any explanation why they were taking 50%. that 50% figure is refuted by staff, and we have had access to internal records of harrods, and it is clearly more than 50%. many london restaurant staff are allowed to keep their tips.
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some managers say that does notjust bolster their relatively low wages. if it is a good establishment, if they make good tips, people are likely to be loyal and remain in the business for a long time. and if that happens, the business benefits from the loyalty of the staff, and of those customers who are actually coming in and making the business a success. but there is anger over harrods and other businesses using a so—called tronque system of dividing up the service charge diners pay. in a statement, harrods said they employ a50 staff in 16 different restaurants, and they are all earning above the living wage. but they say they are looking into the way they distribute the service charge, to see if it can be improved. the headlines on bbc news: labour calls for an emergency cash injection of £700 million for the health service, after the british red cross warned of a humanitarian crisis at hospitals. the pm sets out her vision for what she calls the shared society, saying she wants to put right burning injustice.
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more than a0 people are killed in a bomb blast in northern syria. the islamic state group is suspected of carrying out the attack. sport now, and for a full round—up from the bbc sport centre, here is jess creighton. holders manchester united are through to the fourth round of the fa cup, but it was wayne rooney who stole the headlines at old trafford. rooney scored the first goal, as united beat reading a—0, and with it equalled the record held for aa years by sir bobby charlton of 2a9 goals for the club. anthony martial was also on the scoresheet, and two more goals from marcus rashford sealed the win. such a massive club, like manchester united, you know, iam hugely
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honoured to be able to play for this football club. to be up there in terms of goals with sir bobby, it is a really proud moment for me, and hopefully i will be up there on my own scene. but i will enjoy today, because it is a real honour. arsenal are also through to the fourth round, but it took until the 89th minute for them to beat championship side preston north end at deepdale in today's late kick—off. ben croucher reports. the meeting of the invincible is. granted, it has been a decade since it applied to arsenal and more than a century for preston, but this is a competition where heritage and history matters. and it was preston who roll back the years to stun them more decorated opponents. defending for arsenal, the flag stays down and what a start it is for preston north end. the goalscorer should have turned provider, but the pass was so strong. ben pearson wished his shot was maybe a little stronger. could
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arsenal rescue this game from the ashes of the second half? 50 seconds into the second half we had our on—site. into the second half we had our on-site. what a fantastic strike from aaron ramsey. first goal of the season, and just when they needed it. arsenal were season, and just when they needed it. arsenalwere in season, and just when they needed it. arsenal were in the assessed on ascendancy now. giroud managed to beat them. the offside trap he couldn't beat so he tried again. no doubt in the legality of this one, nor the timing as well. the 89th minute breaking preston's dreams of a replay. they may not be the invincible is any more but the current arsenal side just don't know when they are beat. in perhaps the biggest shock of the day, premier league side bournemouth are out of the cup. they were beaten 3—0 away by league one's milwall. bournemouth made 11 changes to the side that drew with arsenal on tuesday, and didn't have a single shot on target. national league leaders lincoln were just four minutes away from knocking out championship side ipswich. it finished 2—2, but ipswich needed a late equaliser after theo robinson looked to have won it
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for lincoln with this strike. all the results are on the bbc sport website. sir andy murray's winning streak of 28 atp tour matches is over after he lost in the qatar open final to the world number two, novak djokovic. it was the serb who took the opening set, and who served for the match in the second, but murray was able to save three match points and force the final into a decider. the match lasted nearly three hours, and as both players tired, it was djokovic who just edged it, 6—3, 5—7, 6—a the final score. but, despite that defeat, murray retains his number one ranking. sir mo farah‘s attempt to win the great edinburgh international cross country for a second time ended in disappointment this afternoon. the two—time double olympic champion struggled at holyrood park, finishing seventh in his first race of 2017. great britain's callum hawkins was beaten into second by america's leonard korir in a sprint finish.
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i'm definitely a little bit behind. yes, the last bit of training hasn't gone as well as i wanted. but it is a team event, and i want to come out here and represent my country and help the guys. but early on it was one of those things where... ten days beforehand it was like what do ido?| days beforehand it was like what do i do? i did days beforehand it was like what do ido? idida days beforehand it was like what do i do? i did a session, and i knew from that things were going to be a ha rd from that things were going to be a hard day. that's all the sport for now. at 11:30pm we will have a full review of the papers. but first, let's have a quick look at some of the front pages. the observer says the prime minister is under pressure this weekend to announce an emergency nhs rescue plan to parliament. writing in the sunday telegraph, theresa may says the government has a duty to step in and tackle injustice. the sunday times leads with britain's former ambassador to the eu ivan rogers, meeting with david cameron before christmas to warn him that theresa may was botching brexit. the sunday express says the man set to become donald trump's ambassador to the eu has revealed
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that he supported brexit, and declared "i love the uk." the mail on sunday features israeli officials allegedly caught making a vow to take down‘ borisjohnson‘s foreign office deputy. and the sun on sunday feature a story of a man, who was born a girl 20 years ago, being four months pregnant. the repair bill to fix the country's potholes could soon reach £1a billion. that is according to councils in england and wales, who say the government should pay for the repairs from fuel duty. the government says it is already putting £250 million into fixing the problem, but the local government association says that is not enough, as duncan kennedy reports. councils fix two million potholes every year.
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that is about 12,000 for every local authority in england and wales. but it never seems to be enough. now, the councils claim the repair bill could soon reach £1a billion. hard—pressed councils, who are mending, you know, a pothole every five seconds in this country, just cannot get to the core of the problem, which is actually many of our roads are just being patched now. they need to be fully repaired. the councils say the government must do more to help, and suggest increasing fuel duty by a couple of pence a litre, a figure they say the public would support. but it is notjust the cost of repairing all these potholes that seems to be on the increase. today's report also found that the time it is taking appears to be on the rise as well, going up from ten years in 2006 to 1a years today. last year, the government announced
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a £250 million pothole repairfund to help 100 councils fix four million potholes. but today's report by local councils suggests that is not enough, and that the pothole problem is actually getting worse. for the first time, the nhs is providing disabled children with prosthetic limbs that are specially designed for sport. nhs england says it hopes to equip several 100 children a year with the limbs, to allow them to participate in more sport. here is our health correspondent robert pigott. right, how have you been doing, then, since you've had your blade? when ben moore made the decision at the age of ten to have his stunted right leg amputated, his dream of a future in sport seemed remote.
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would you like to put it on for me, and show me what you can do with it? three years on, he is one of the first children to receive a running blade on the nhs. as if he were changing shoes, he can swap his false leg for the blade, and feel a new freedom and energy. this spring of it is the bit that makes me go faster. i used to not be able to, like, be able to run as fast, or able to kick a ball as well. but now i've got a good amount of power in my leg, and i've got the right size. so i can do loads of skills, and hit a ball really well. the blade and the treatment cost around £1000. but clarejohnson, a health service expert in prosthetic limbs, says the nhs will more than recoup the cost by keeping children active. we hope that will give them a level playing field, so that he can compete with his peers, and be able to participate in a lot more sports. it does help in the wider scheme of things, and hopefully give a longevity to their lives by giving them
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the opportunity to do sport. ben is among 2,500 children in england with limbs that are either absent or which do not work properly. the nhs hopes to fit several hundred of them with a sport prosthetic every year. the scheme not only opens the way to sport for a group of disabled youngsters, but it comes with an added message. at a time when so many teenagers are couch potatoes, it makes an example of an extraordinary few who have overcome all the odds to carve out a life in sport. a new blade for me can do a lot more than my prosthetic can do. because now i can run with more freedom. ben's mum says that running blades can change a disabled child's whole outlook on life. he seems more confident and more eager to get out and about. he is wanting to put it on and go out more and do more sport,
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do more activities. now he's got the blade, the sky is the limit. ben says he is now training for the paralympics. he is aiming for 202a at the very least. 2020? who knows? the weather story for sunday is similarto the weather story for sunday is similar to the dull and dreary one of saturday. we start with some fog and parts of the uk, especially for the hills, in low levels in one or two spots. that could cause a few issues on the roads if you are on the move early. there could be a touch of frost and some clear skies east of the pennines with a little better brightness at times. for most, the dull, grey start. misty, murky, patchy rain and drizzle. for many of you the skies will get a little bit right through the day but it will get a little duller to the west of scotland because we will see thickening cloud with a weather front pushing its way in. outbreaks of rain becoming more expensive
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through the afternoon. the old spot further east but a better brightness in the sunshine here. during the middle part of a day, the skies brightening up a touch, into the afternoon. misty over the hills of england and wales. east of the pennines, a few cloudy breaks. the same to the east of wales and there will be the odd grima of sunshine elsewhere. still threatening the odd spot of rain and drizzle but a fairly mild one. if you are off to any of the fa cup third—round matches across the country of on sunday, hopefully the action on the pitch will be a bit more exciting than the sky colour overhead. it will stay grey and misty once again, especially over the higher ground. the mist and low cloud most extensive the mist and low cloud most exte ns ive a cross the mist and low cloud most extensive across england and wales. it lifts in scotland and northern ireland because the breeze picks up. gale force in some western areas and we will see some rain to take us into monday morning. a mild enough start on monday morning but it is a date change. the weather front working its way southwards through the day. gales and scotland and northern ireland. that windy weather pushes down into england and wales
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through the afternoon. still to the east will have south—westerly winds. temperatures in double figures, but frequent showers the further north and west we are. more gales and rain to end the day the hebrides. with it comes that cold air. monday through tuesday, and things turn milderfor a time during the middle part of the week. shortly spell. call the air from the arctic plunges down as far south as southern france and northern parts of spain, and with it, well, things will be a bit more wintry than we have been used to test start the week. it is a windy spell, really, through next week. a windy spell, really, through next week., the spell during the mid later on, especially thursday and friday, some snow. hello. this is bbc news with nicholas owen. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines: labour has called on the government to give the health service an emergency cash injection.
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it comes after the british red cross warned of a "humanitarian crisis" at hospitals. a us army veteran is in custody after five people were shot dead at fort lauderdale airport in florida — a british—born great—grandmother was among those killed. more than a0 people have been killed in a bomb blast in northern syria. it's thought the islamic state group could be to blame — they're not part of the recent ceasefire. and wayne rooney has equalled sir bobby charlton's record as manchester united's highest ever goalscorer, scoring his 2a9th goal in today's fa cup match against reading. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the sun's
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deputy head of sport, martin lipton and martin bentham, home affairs editor at the evening standard. tomorrow's front pages starting with. .. the observer says the prime minister is under pressure this weekend to announce an emergency nhs rescue plan to parliament. writing in the sunday telegraph, theresa may says the government has a duty to step in and tackle injustice. the sunday times leads with britain's former ambassador to the eu, ivan rogers, meeting with david cameron before christmas to warn him that theresa may was botching brexit. the sunday express says the man set to become donald trump's ambassador to the eu has revealed that he supported brexit and declared: "i love the uk." the mail on sunday features israeli officials allegedly caught making a vow to ‘take down‘ borisjohnson‘s foreign office deputy.


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