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this is bbc news. the headlines at 9:00. an extra £20 billion a year in real terms for the nhs, theresa may says it's funded in part by brexit, and hints at tax increases. we're making the nhs our priority. we're putting this significant amount of extra money into it, we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. calls for a change in the law after the home office allows a boy with severe epilepsy to be treated with an illegal form of cannabis oil. the first of hundreds of migrants who've been the focus of a european dispute over immigration arrive in spain more than a week after being rescued. also world cup holders germany start their defence, as they take on mexico. and brazil, the favourites to win the competition this time round, play their first game of the tournament, against switzerland. and our sunday morning edition of the papers is at 9:35,
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this morning's reviewers are david wooding, political editor at the sun on sunday. and peter conradi, foreign editor at the sunday times. good morning and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has announced new funding for the nhs in england. it will mean an extra £20 billion a year by the end of a five year plan. the prime minister said some of the funds would come from money the uk will no longer have to pay into the eu budget after brexit. but she hinted the rest may have to come from higher taxation. our health editor hugh pym has more details. with pressure mounting on the nhs, demands for a funding boost were intensifying. theresa may made it clear she wanted to come up for a long—term plan for the nhs in england,
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which removed the need for annual last—minute budget top ups. in recent weeks, there have been sometimes acrimonious talks between the health secretaryjeremy hunt, calling for increases from the chancellor philip hammond. the new plan covers the next five years. it will involve average annual increases of 3.4% in real terms. the budget for day—to—day running costs is about £115 billion this year, under the plan there will be £20 billion more by 2023. theresa may says some of the funding will be found from money saved after brexit and some probably from higher taxes. what i am announcing will mean that in 2023—24 there will be about £600 million a week in cash, more in cash, going into the nhs. of course we have got to fund that money. that will be through the brexit dividend. the fact that we are no longer spending vast amounts of money every year to the eu once we leave the eu, and we as a country will be
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contributing a bit more. the head of nhs england — simon stephens, said the settlement provided the funding needed to shape a long—term plan for key improvements in services. but the health foundation think tank argued it was not enough to address the fundamental challenges facing the nhs. hugh pym, bbc news. health spending by governments over the year has varied. during the thatcher and major years, the annual average real growth rate was 3.3%. that rose to 6% under tony blair and gordon brown. for the conservative, lib dem coalition government, it dropped to 1.1%. and the figure since david cameron and theresa may have been in charge has gone up to 2.3%. 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake is here.
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much political argument has gone into arriving at this? a lot, particularly between the prime minister, the chancellor and the health secretary. there have been weeks and weeks of talks and negotiations which we are told went on late into the night on friday. they will finally resolved allowing the prime minister to make this announcement today. neither side you have the treasury arguing the increase in funding should be nearer 296 increase in funding should be nearer 2% the nhs budget and nhs leaders on the other arguing for something closer to 4%. we have this figure of 3.7% of the nhs budget increasing over five years. a lot of numbers are around this morning, a lot of figures. it's difficult to make sense of how much this amounts to. if you look back over the history of nhs funding as you just demonstrated, this is actually less
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than the nhs has received in terms of increased funding year and year on average since it came into existence. it is welcome news for nhs leaders who have been calling for more funding for a long time, to address what they see as the decline in resources and services. this is a big announcement for the prime minister to make and one she will be pleased to be able to do. there is a question over the brexit dividend that she is using as... possible increase in taxation? yes. starting with the brexit dividend so called because some people argue it doesn't exist. there's the question of the divorce bill, whether the government will want to keep up the funding that sectors get from the eu, agriculture, farming, science and technology and others. then there's the office for budget responsibility saying tax revenue will fall in the
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immediate aftermath of brexit. the prime minister admitting the brexit dividend won't be enough on its own and that we as a country will have to pay more. to translate that, it means taxes will rise. we don't know which taxes, we don't know by how much and when. thank you. we can now speak to roy lilley, a former nhs trust chairman and now a health commentator. good morning. what do you make of this announcement? good morning. it would be churlish to deny this. the difficulty is, it frankly isn't enough. these are big numbers and people listening and watching will say, come on, it's billions. but it costs £2 billion a week to run the nhs. if you look back historically since the day the nhs was born on the 5th ofjuly1948 right since the day the nhs was born on the 5th ofjuly 1948 right through
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to 2010 when the 5th ofjuly 19a8 right through to 2010 when the coalition government put the brakes on all expenditure, the average uplift was just under 4%. since 2010 in the window we are in now, it looks as though the expenditure has been under 2%. if you think about it, this is less than the nhs has historically been getting. that's the background of... inaudible whilst this will help keep the nhs ticking over, in terms of what we can actually do new or different, i don't think we can. the worrying thing is the prime minister promised us we thing is the prime minister promised us we would have a sustainable long—term plan. this really is taking money from the so—called brexit dividend, and as you've just
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been discussing there is a row over whether there will be a brexit dividend and how much it is, it involves more taxation which is vat, income tax, the tories have already promised on their forward income tax, the tories have already promised on theirforward plans on income tax so will they be unravelling those? there is still a big crowd to be had over whether money is coming from. it's welcome, certainly. don't expect miracles and where is the money going to come from? we are still in difficult territory. there is still the implication in what you're saying that unless there is further reform and further questions asked about what we spend the on, that we will still struggle to make this system work as well as we would like. we've racked up 4 million people on the waiting list now. if each one of them an average cost £2000 to treat, everything from £800 for a cataract operation to £10,000 for a heart
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operation, £2000 times 4 million people is £8 billion. these are big numbers. certainly the nhs could be more efficient, there's no question. all big organisations can. new ideas are coming in all the time and the nhs is slow to embrace some of those. we have a campaign going on now led by a labour peer called lord carter looking at the efficiency of the nhs. he thinks he can take about £5 billion out of the back office of the operating cost but it's still not a lot. the problem is it employs 1.4 million people, it looks after1 million people every day. these are huge numbers. coming in with an uplift like this, as welcome as it is and i'm pleased to hear the row between the chancellor, the secretary of state for health and the prime minister is now a done deal, the reality is that the nhs
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has been flat line funded, it's been run into the ground and nearly eight yea rs run into the ground and nearly eight years and we have structural problems with it now. thank you. campaigners are calling for medicinal cannabis to be made legally available in the uk, after the home secretary intervened to help a 12—year—old suffering from epilepsy. sajid javid granted billy caldwell the right to use cannabis oil, after he was admitted to hospital with extreme seizures. billy's mother says he has responded well overnight to treatment, and she is now asking for a meeting with mrjavid to try to help other children. simonjones reports. a family's fight that they hope will benefit notjust billy caldwell, but others like him. on monday, they flew back into britain with cannabis oil they'd bought in canada to treat his epilepsy, but it contained an ingredient banned here. the drug, which has kept his seizures under control for almost a year, was confiscated. days later, he was back in hospital. the home secretary has now
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intervened, allowing billy to use the oil, but his mother has this message for sajid javid. i'm not going anywhere until this is put in place and this medicine is made accessible to all these other children who desperately need it. i'm asking sajid to please, i want to request a meeting with him in london as as soon as possible, preferably tomorrow. i want to sit down with him in a dignified and democratic way. sajid javid, though, has not announced a change in the law. but those who have been helping to care for billy caldwell believe mrjavid needs to go further. from here it is a ripple effect. this means to me that there is hope, for notjust billy, which is why this campaign is so important, because it's for all the families who need it. the family of six—year—old alfie dingley have appealed
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to the prime minister for the same access to cannabis treatment for his epilepsy, saying it would be cruel to delay it any further. some experts point out that the use of marijuana for medical conditions isn't always straightforward, and more trials are needed. billy has been granted a special 20—day licence for cannabis oil. what happens after that, and to others, is unclear. simon jones, bbc news. the first of more than 600 migrants who were refused entry by italy and malta, have arrived on european soil. hundreds of police, health officials and translators were on standby to help as they disembarked an italian coastguard vessel which docked at the spanish port of valencia shortly after dawn. the group was initially rescued off the coast of libya in the vessel, aquarius. their plight has sparked a row between european union member states over who should accept them. 0ur correspondent damian grammaticas is in valencia.
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bring us date on what's been happening there. this behind me is the italian coastguard ship, one of the italian coastguard ship, one of the three that was bringing all of those 630 all of that way, 1000 miles across the mediterranean to safe port in valencia. we've seen the last of the first 270 who were on this ship, those refugees coming. they've had health checks immediately and then gone into the white tents behind whether police are immediately fingerprinting, their identities. what we've heard is there have been a dozen unaccompanied minors so far, three of them have gone to hospital, one pregnant woman straight to hospital. the first of those being processed has already gone through the system toa has already gone through the system to a reception centre. we understand he isa to a reception centre. we understand he is a 29—year—old man from south
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sudan. there are others still to come? yes. 630 in total. the aquarius and another coastguard ship off shore. what's really significant is what we are seeing is a tug—of—war between different european countries with different approaches. what spain is doing is a new approach led by the new socialist government saying it wants to be emblematic of a new approach that europe can take to this issue of those crossing the mediterranean. 0ne of those crossing the mediterranean. one that is humanitarian and seeks to protect borders. which means provide a safe port, provide free medical care and then people will be given 45 days in which they can lodge asylum claims. those will then be processed to see if they have a right to stay in europe. the spanish say they want this to be an example that others in europe can follow, different to the approach we are seeing by the new government in italy. what's interesting is that
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france has already offered to take some of these people and help process their claims because clearly it believes the spanish approach has merit. use sea change in spain and possibly france, but a change perhaps in the other direction in italy. how much within the eu could you see some soi’t italy. how much within the eu could you see some sort of policy change here? it's difficult to see that, because this whole issue has been wrangled over within the eu between eu countries for the last 2—3 years, since the whole migration crisis erupted. we've seen political pressures pushing one way in italy towards a tougher approach from its far right interior minister, saying he is closing his ports to all private rescue ships like the aquarius. 0n the other hand, spain, which interestingly is receiving about the same number of arrivals as italy coming across the mediterranean hear from north africa, but the new government saying there has to be a change of
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approach in europe. other governments have to help accept some of the arrivals. italy wants that to, there arejust of the arrivals. italy wants that to, there are just different ways of trying to push the message. european leaders will be confronting this issue in the next few weeks particularly at their summit at the end of next week. this whole issue has now falls to the question of what to do with these arrivals right up what to do with these arrivals right up to the top of their agenda against. thank you. the headlines on bbc news: an extra £20 billion a year in real terms for the nhs is announced by theresa may. the prime minister says it's funded in part by brexit, and hints at tax increases. there are calls for a change in the law after the home office allows a boy with severe epilepsy to be treated with an illegal form of cannabis oil. the first of hundreds of migrants who've been the focus of a european dispute over immigration arrive in spain more than a week after being rescued. firefighters have spent a second night at the scene of a huge blaze
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at the glasgow school of art. it's the second fire there in four years. nearby buildings, including a nightclub and a music venue, have also been damaged. 0ur correspondent catriona renton is there for us now. what kind of work has been going on overnight? overnight around 50 firefighters stayed here. their focus at the moment is to make the buildings, all of the buildings affected, as safe as possible and to prevent affected, as safe as possible and to p reve nt a ny affected, as safe as possible and to prevent any further damage. the mackintosh building is a complicated building, it's got lots of small rooms and detail. there could still be some pockets of fire within. you can see they'll still dampening down. there's plenty of rain here to help that process along as well. this has become quite a tragic
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situation for this building. this is mackintosh's masterpiece. what we are hearing from experts is that they seem to believe it's unlikely they seem to believe it's unlikely they will be able to salvage or restore the building this time around. it's very early days to talk about that because we don't know yet what the cause of the fire is. it's unlikely we will know the cause of the fire for some time yet. as we we re the fire for some time yet. as we were saying it such a complicated architectural building. it's going to be difficult to make it safe enough for investigators to be able to get access. it could still be some time before we know the cause of the blaze. as you say, the possibility of a rebuilt, a restoration of some sort will be so much in the minds of people who regard that building is being so iconic within glasgow. that's right. it really is one of the centrepieces of glasgow, one of the most if not the most famous building in glasgow.
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people cut in the world over to see it, if a world—famous school about. exceptional lanai have been there. we've had three recent turner prizewinners —— exceptional ala —— exceptional alumni. it was viewed as a working building until the fire four years ago. you can a working building until the fire four years ago. you can see a working building until the fire four years ago. you can see the scaffolding up there, that was the restoration from the last time around. tragically it was due to reopen next year but of course all of this now has happened. we've seen people coming by, stopping and looking. people are saying it is so, so looking. people are saying it is so, so is that. we've seen many students coming past, current students with tea rs coming past, current students with tears in their rise. it really is somewhere that has a big connection for people who study there and visit there. thank you.
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sajid javid has revealed he was the victim of a moped mugging shortly before he was appointed home secretary. in an interview with the sun on sunday newspaper, mrjavid said he was about to make a call when thieves rode on to the pavement and grabbed his phone. he said the incident left him "angry and upset" and he was hoping to give police more power to pursue moped thieves. a taxi driver who ploughed into pedestrians in moscow near red square says he hit the accelerator by mistake. russian police have been questioning him after his taxi swerved into pedestrians, injuring eight people. some of those hurt were mexican football fans visiting for the world cup. sarah rainsford reports from moscow. ina in a video from the scene, the yellow taxi turned sharply from a queue of traffic and ploughs into the crowd on the pavement, carrying several people along before crashing into a road sign. the driver then
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lea ps into a road sign. the driver then leaps out and spreads of the sued by others in the crowd. translation: there were mexicans. people were screaming. the only thing that stopped him was that he crashed into the street sign. people who saw him detained him. he started driving over people. people were everywhere, they were walking, there was absolutely no room. he was pulled out of the car and started running. he jumped out and witnesses caught him. security is high here in russia, with the world cup under away. thousands of foreign fans are visiting. the mayor of moscow has called what happened and unpleasant incident and reports from two russian news agencies suggests the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel and pressed the accelerator accidentally. according to their embassy, to mexicans were hurt but not seriously. greece and macedonia are due to sign
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an agreement shortly. aimed at ending decades of dispute about macedonia's name. under the deal, greece's neighbour will be known as north macedonia. the aim is to distinguish it from the greek province of macedonia. athens has long argued that by using that name, its neighbour was implying it had a claim to the greek region. his name is synonymous with home innovations, but sirjames dyson is notjust a billionaire vacuum cleaner inventor. he is also one of the largest owners of farmland in the uk. sirjames, who is an outspoken supporter of brexit, thinks he has come up with a way of transforming how we farm after we leave the eu. countryfile's tom heap was given an exclusive look at the scheme. we know brexit poses challenges for uk farming and food production, but the westminster government says it does have a plan. it outlines a more dynamic, self—reliant agricultural industry, where technology helps to boost productivity and farmers collaborate more to make the business more profitable and competitive.
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0ne landowner embracing this vision of future farming is sirjames dyson. he may be better known for his household technological revolutions, but he is also helping change the face of modern agriculture. he has given countryfile exclusive access to see that change in action. it's perhaps not surprising that innovation is right at its heart. 0ur ethos is to develop technology to make farming more efficient and profitable and to use fewer chemicals and things that damage the soil. it is sort—of high—tech for low input? exactly that, yes. it is notjust with the latest tech where sirjames believes he is ahead of the curve. we have built 93 miles of hedging, we're building 15 kilometres of dry stone walling, repairing the ditches, about 650 hectares of set aside grass.
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all this increases the biodiversity amongst the farm. his improvements have cost him £75 million, so can the typical uk farmer afford to keep up? colin chapple's farm is a tiny fraction of the size of james'. he believes smaller farmers will need to band together in the future. we are going to have to cut costs or share machinery, share farms even. share farming, why not? are farmers going to embrace that? i think we are going to have to, we have no alternative. yes. although sirjames runs one of the uk's largest farming businesses, it still depends on subsidies. so, with plans to change how farming is supported after brexit, will this multi—billionaire still be able to afford to farm? so i think we pay farmers an equivalent amount of money, to that of which european farmers
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are getting, for being good farmers. good environmental stewardship. that is a perfectly good way to give subsidies. if we don't give grants, we cannot grow food, we have to do something else on the land. it seems whatever your size of farm, the future will still mean subsidies if uk agriculture is to compete with other nations. tom heap, bbc news. singers from hereford cathedral will make history later this month when they become the first anglican cathedral choir to sing at a papal mass since the reformation. the group has been invited as part of the pope's programme to encourage church diversity. 0ur reporter kevin reide went along to hear their final rehearsal before they head to rome. singing. after christmas and easter, the feast of saint peter and paul is the vatican's most important annual event. singing.
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and now, for the first time, the hereford cathedral choir has been invited as special guests. they are rehearsing now in a pretty empty hereford cathedral, but in a few weeks' time they will be performing to more than 125,000 people at the vatican and tens of millions will be watching on tv. it's such an amazing thing to do because it's great fun and you get to sing in some amazing places. to all those thinking about it, i would do it. as long as we don't mess up, yeah, it's going to be fine! it's happening at the end ofjune, and there will be two performances. they are going to be singing ata performances. they are going to be singing at a concert in the sistine chapel itself jointly with singing at a concert in the sistine chapel itselfjointly with the choir of the sistine chapel. that's a concert attended by the diplomatic corps from the vatican. then on the
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friday morning we sing at the huge papal mass itself for the feast of saint peter, and that's going to be in the square. the roman catholic and anglican churches haven't had the closest of relationships, but in recent yea rs the closest of relationships, but in recent years the vatican has been building bridges. the fact we've been invited speaks volumes of the roman catholics wanting to reach out to us, and we want to return their invitation by being really delighted in what we've been asked to do. the choir will perform on wednesday the 27th and friday the 29th ofjune. how is the sunday whether looking? sunglasses wouldn't have been the best gift this father's day because there's a lot of cloud around. some glimmers of sunshine particularly across the eastern side of the uk today. there's a bit of rain to be
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had. some others have seen some rain so had. some others have seen some rain so far today. through the afternoon the bulk of it will be across the western side of the uk. you could see a light shower anywhere you are. a lot of cloud coming in from the south—west at the moment. a lot of cloud coming in from the south—west at the moment. that is nibbling away at any of that early sunshine across eastern parts of scotland and north east england. still, i think, a few breaks in the cloud to be had here to the course of the afternoon. let's take a look at the picture across the rest of the day. many eastern parts, with the exception of seeing a few light showers for the afternoon, will stay dry. in the west, it's not going to be raining all the time. there's always a chance, with thick cloud, that you encounter some light rain or drizzle in wales, western england, northern ireland, into western scotland. could see some heavy bursts, particularly into hills. a breezy day, south—westerly wind. a rather cool day as well, particularly where you have the cloud and rain. any sunny spells across eastern parts, you could see temperatures reaching close to 20 celsius.
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the wind picks up a bit further through the night and into tomorrow. 0vernight it will blow away the cloud and light rain, and clearing skies the second half of the night. with the breeze, temperatures are not going down too far, maybe just dipping into single figures in the far north of scotland, but parts of south—east england will hold at around 15 or 16 degrees. a lot of fine weather to start monday, some sunshine around. quite a windy day to come, especially in northern scotland with some gusts around 50 mph or so. cloud will increase again in the west, could encounter some drizzle, part of south—west england, wales. outbreaks of rain for parts of north—west england, to northern ireland and western scotland, eventually hear there will be some heavy bursts to be had. much of eastern scotland, for much of the day, staying dry for central and eastern parts of england, too. quite a range of temperatures. 13 degrees in stornoway, 24—25 in warm spots in south—east england. a north—west and south—east split, then, for the start of the week. rainfall to the north—west at times, warm sunshine in the south—east. later in the week, though, it looks like high pressure will build across the uk and settle things down. drier where it has been wet, a little bit cooler where we start the week very warm.
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