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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at 10:00. 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. and this is the scene live as the aquarius, the ship that rescued the migrants off the coast of libya, has in the last few minutes docked in valencia. 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. controversy in the world of golf as officials decide not to disqualify phil mickelson,
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after he deliberately hit a moving ball. and... 50 years on from sailing nonstop around the world, we talk to sir robin knox—johnston. that's in a force of nature, in half an hour, here on bbc news. 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,
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demands for a funding boost were intensifying. theresa may made it clear she wanted to come up with a long—term plan for the nhs in england, 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, and 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.
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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 contributing a bit more. the head of nhs england — simon stephens, said the multi—year 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. 0ur political correspondent, jonathan blake is in the newsroom. and on the political debate that has gone on to arrive at this. there had been months of negotiations between the treasury, number 10 downing street and nhs leaders about how much more money the nhs should get.
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the prime minister stated her intention to give the nhs a long—term funding plan, getting away from what she described as cached top ups every year. since then it's been a question of how much the treasury, wanting to keep it close to 2% with nhs leaders are giving it should be more like 4%. we have this figure of around 3.4% on average year—on—year that the nhs budget will increase. depending on who you talk to that is onlyjust about enough to stop the rot and prevent the nhs from going into further decline, or it's a real boost that will allow services to improve. 0ne important point to make is whatever the figures and whatever it is spent on, politically this is an acknowledgement from the government that improve the nhs and to make it into the service that people wanted to be, you will have two raise
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taxes, potentially borrow money and spend more on it year—on—year to do that. we aren't hearing about austerity, or balancing the books. you talk about the possibility of raising taxes. we've only had a hint of that at this stage but it seems to be part of the picture. the government will talk today about the brexit dividend and we've heard the prime minister in her interview with andrew marr saying the money the uk spends on its budget as a member of the eu will be spent elsewhere. she hasn't said how much that will amount to and haven't specifically said that it will fund this nhs increase. in fact, she's admitted it won't be enough. she says the country as a whole will have to contribute a bit more. that means taxes will rise to pay for this nhs funding and there's a possibility they will borrow more to fund it as well. exactly what those tax rises will be and when they will happen, it seems the detail is for another day. shadow health secretary
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jonathan ashworth has been giving his reaction to the prime minister's announcement. we've been calling for more money but this simply isn't enough money. nhs experts have been saying we need in the region of 4—5% extra a year, that we need to invest in social ca re that we need to invest in social care provision for the elderly and in prevention budgets as well. we aren't getting any extra money for social care and prevention. the government say they are going to pay for this by a brexit bonanza. the truth is they will pay for it by more borrowing and more taxation, i wish theresa may was honest about that. politicians can always pick at the precision of the figures one way or the other, but let's have a look at one figure, the 350 million, the famous bus promise. it's well in excess famous bus promise. it's well in excess of that, isn't it? we'd been
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getting there anywhere based on general projections of spending. it's not enough that the nhs. we we re it's not enough that the nhs. we were saying we needed nearly 9 billion extra fat health and social ca re billion extra fat health and social care this year. now the government have these new baselines, we will match that. but we are saying you can go further. if the government made taxation changes we were prepared to make, you could be giving even more to the nhs. labour would be spending more on the nhs than the tories, even after the announcement today. a hint at the political argument to come between the two main parties. labour will see this as the tories getting in on their turf. interesting to hearjon ashworth talking about labour matching their spending commitment. it's more than labour promised it would spend on the nhs at the last general election, although labour say its funding plan was costed by stopping a cut to corporation tax. you
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rightly say this is a hint of the debate that will come between the two main parties on this, because it is politically a high price to be seenin is politically a high price to be seen in the eyes of the electorate as the party which will prioritise and protect the national health service and the prime minister going a long way today to try to make sure it is the conservatives who are seen as that party. thank you. let's talk now to niall dickson, chief executive of the nhs confederation. good morning. what do you make of this announcement? it's welcome, is significantly more money for the health service than we've seen for the last ten years. but we've got to try and catch up or really get back to the situation we were in around 2009. there's a lot of work to be done on that. secondly, we face a huge challenge in terms of the number of elderly people suffering from a lots of different conditions. that is a big challenge to the nhs
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to get it right but it also means significant extra funding. 0n the face of it the independent report we commissioned said 4% a year would be needed for the next 15 years. 0bviously needed for the next 15 years. obviously this is short of that but it isa obviously this is short of that but it is a welcome boost. we should welcome it and obviously our members will be wanting to work with government about some hard choices, what we can do and can't do and also how we start to change the model of ca re how we start to change the model of care so how we start to change the model of ca re so we how we start to change the model of care so we don'tjust keep putting money into hospitals and then watch them really fall over because of the demands. you make a point about what we can do, what are some of those ha rd we can do, what are some of those hard choices? i think there will be ha rd hard choices? i think there will be hard choices? i think there will be hard choices about where you put the money and i think there is definitely a case for putting more money into the community services. we've not heard anything today about social care. we've been told social ca re social care. we've been told social care will have its own settlement and the government has taken
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seriously the heavy lobbying we have done which says you cannot simply put money in health without putting money into social care. this plan will absolutely depend on the level of generosity in terms of trying to get social care the right way round. at the moment, social care is frankly on its knees and it hasn't been funded well. arguably for the last 20 years. the prevention of ill health needs to be part of the picture as well, doesn't it? you can overstate prevention in one sense because a lot of the issues we are facing now is because of the huge success facing now is because of the huge success which the health service and society has had over things like smoking. 0f society has had over things like smoking. of course, people said if you prevent smoking you'll save the nhs money. it simply means people then live longer, happier lives. they do then at the end of their lives or towards the end of their lives or towards the end of their lives get other conditions and illnesses. i think prevention has an
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absolutely critical role, for example in treating some of those people with long—term conditions who at the moment may go in and out of hospital numerous times because they fall ill. and actually managing them better at home or even in nursing and residential homes so they aren't going in and out of hospital will the time is a critical thing we've got to do going forward. clearly in 2015 there was a five—year plan. here we are in 2018. now we have another one. does this supersede the one that was already in place? some of the work on that one will go on. there have been some successes but we there have been some successes but we also have to admit given the level of funding we've had, we haven't advanced as much as we should have done. that's the big question about this amount of money. we've got to use it absolutely as widely as possible. the question is, it doesn't reach the 4% we think is
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necessary. 0ur it doesn't reach the 4% we think is necessary. our members will have to work with this and try and make it work. thank you. a rescue ship which sparked a major diplomatic row in europe when it picked up hundreds of migrants in international waters has arrived in spain. the group was initially rescued eight days ago off the coast of libya in the vessel, aquarius. within the past few minutes, the aquarius has docked in the spanish port of valencia — after earlier being refused entry by italy and malta. there are now 106 migrants on the vessel, after two ships from italy's coast guard and navy shared out the passengers to make the long journey safer. let's get more from our europe correspondent damian grammaticas. developments there in the last hour. yes, we are in the cruise ship docked in the port of valencia. as you say, just in the last 15—20
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minutes, you can see behind the orange ship there, the one in front is the italian coastguard vessel. it came in and unloaded 270 people. there is a police helicopter circling ever since, the aquarius has just pulled alongside and that ship hasjust pulled in. if we take you to the view on the other side of the ship from the dock, that's where they have been disembarking. that's where everyone has been received by medical teams first double. and then by immigration officers who immediately fingerprint and document each arrival. we now know the first arrival, some a0 have been identified as having medical needs. there is one pregnant woman and three children who have gone straight to hospital. people will be struck by the contrast between the
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decisions made in spain and those made in italy and malta. guide us through that debate has it plays out within the eu. what we are seeing, the shifting political position and p i’essu i’es the shifting political position and pressures from this whole migration question. in italy we've got a new right—wing interior minister who has closed his ports to ships like the aquarius. he says he will not accept any more rival rescue vessels because he doesn't want italy to become a refugee camp, in his words. you've got the opposite approach in spain where a new left—wing, socialist government in the last couple of weeks... has said that it wa nts to couple of weeks... has said that it wants to show the way to a new type of immigration policy where you control borders but respect human rights. they said they will give safe port and save welcome to all of
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those rescued from the mediterranean by the aquarius. they will take them m, by the aquarius. they will take them in, provide free medical care, a permit to stay for a5 days and anyone who lodges an asylum claim will have their case heard and determined whether they should be allowed to stay or not. spain wanting to show the way to a different approach for europe. that disembarkation continuing. firefighters have spent a second night at the scene of a huge blaze 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's been happening in recent hours? overnight, and as you can see just now, firefighters have been here at the scene. their focus at the moment is on making the building safe and preventing further damage.
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they still dampening down the buildings. i'm joined by professor billy hair, the deputy director of the research centre at strathclyde university. you've seen the pictures we've seen, can university. you've seen the pictures we've seen, can you university. you've seen the pictures we've seen, can you tell us is this building salvageable? at the moment the consensus is that it's the same intensity of fire we had earlier this year. the decision was taken very early to demolish victoria. i imagine this building is of more significance but we could be looking ata building significance but we could be looking at a building that have to be demolished. if this weren't and a list building of the sort of value this one is, you'd think they would have already taken the decision it was u nsafe ? have already taken the decision it
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was unsafe? i think so, i think that is the consensus. i appreciate this is the consensus. i appreciate this is speculation at this point because forensics haven't been able to research but what could have been behind this? well, obviously it is too early to save the sure and we might never get to the bottom of it. however, what we can do is look at fires of a similar nature. it was still a live building site and we will look at the activities of the occupier and members of the public who may be on cctv. there has been speculation about sprinkler systems. were they functioning? would you know about that? i don't know about sprinkler is other than that they we i’e sprinkler is other than that they were specified as part of the design. i'm not sure to what extent they were ready to go. however, with a building of this nature and age,
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every inch of pipe required for the sprinkler system would be subject to listed building concern and everyone has an opinion on where it can go. you don't know what's in there, they could be asbestos, that could halt things the days, weeks, months. of course, the building was due to complete until early 2019. there's lots of reasons the sprinkler system could still be being installed or commissioned. prof billy hare, thank you. you can see that work is still under way, still very much the focus of getting this building safe so that then people can get inside to try and understand what happened here on friday night. 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
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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. sport now, and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's jon watson. good morning. england are just one day away now from their opener world cup match against tunisia. we know nothing of who will feature in the starting 11 — only the players know those details england have been training this morning before setting off to volgograd in south west russia, a trip of around 1,000km this afternoon. southgate breaking from tradition by telling his squad the players who will be starting to settle nerves. there were one or two positions still up for grabs, certainly in defence where harry maguire
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is expected to start. there's no doubt about it. we are going to the game trying to get three points, we won't go there and be happy to come away with a draw. we want the three points. it is massive. the first game in any group stage is — being tournament football, you can't lose the first game. three points would make a lot easier to qualify. he's neverfarfrom the headlines lionel messi is he, such is his brilliance. well, he's making them again. this time though for a missed a penalty against iceland, who produced another shock drawing one all with the two time winners, in their first world cup appearance. their part time movie director goalkeeper hannes halldorson the star of the show saving his spot kick. croatia won 2—0, this their first goal against a below par nigeria who never really got going, but mayjust have won the battle of the kits.
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both var and goaline technology was needed as france beat australia 2—1, the latter required to confirm that paul pogba's winner had crossed the line, after antoine griezman had given them the lead from the spot. and denmark beat peru, 1—0, the latter also missed a penalty. slipping to defeat in their opening match. and here's what's coming up today. nothing's going right for england's rugby union side at the moment, they're on their longest losing streak for four years, after giving up yet another lead to go down 23—12 against south africa. it means they've lost the series.
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head coach eddie jones called it a "horror movie" — matt dawson suggested jones might even have lost the dressing room. the world cup remember is next year. ireland responded brilliantly to their defeat last weekend, levelling their series with australia thanks to a 26—21win in melbourne — that's the first time they've beaten the wallabies on their own turf since 1979. wales are undefeated this summer. they beat argentina 30—12 which included this stunning solo try from josh adams, which closes off their tour in style. and scotland have lost to the united states for the first time. blair kinghorn had put the scots ahead with an early try but the usa then took the lead and kinghorn wasn't celebrating at the end, when he missed a conversion in added time that would've won it for them. 30—29 it finished. johanna konta faces ashleigh barty in the final of the nottingham open this afternoon. the british number one beat
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the defending champion donna vekic, a player she lost to in the final last year. but she made up for that, winning their rain—interrupted match in straight sets. play due to get under way at three o'clock this afternoon. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's brazil preparing for their first group match of the world cup. greece and macedonia have signed a historic agreement aimed at ending decades of dispute about macedonia's name. under the deal, greece's neighbour will be known as north macedonia — the change 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. the agreement still needs to be approved by both parliaments and by a referendum in macedonia. it faces stern opposition from nationalists in both states. let's get more from our balkans
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correspondent guy delauney. how much does this matter to the greeks? the greek prime minister says "we are here to heal the wounds of time, to open a path to peace and great for our countries, the balkans and europe". it's extremely important for alexis tsipras in greece because he wants this to be a signature of his time in office. he's so far been associated with austerity and grim times. he wants to go down in history. a lot of his compatriots don't agree with what he's done. they say macedonia is a greek province populated by hellenic people whereas macedonia the country to the north is populated by mainly slavic people and shouldn't have any right to the name because they've only been there since the sixth century. in macedonia the country,
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what's the view of this? it's tricky remembering which macedonia is which czechs i think you'll find most people are in favour of this agreement —— which macedonia is which! most macedonians want to join the european union. they can't start negotiations because greece has been blocking access in talks over the issue of the name. if they are going to be north macedonia they can start accession negotiations. i think 70% macedonia's people are looking forward to the start of the negotiations. i think the majority will be favour. we've seen some scenes of people protesting so clearly feelings are running high. the home secretary, sajid javid, has revealed he was the victim
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of a moped mugging a few years ago. 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. 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
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seizures under control for almost a year, was confiscated. days later, he was back in hospital. the home secretary has now 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,
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because it's for all the families who need it. the family of six—year—old alfie dingley have appealed 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. now it's time for the weather forecast. count yourself lucky if you see much in the way of sunshine today. a lot of cloud around, and some rain, too, particularly across western parts. anywhere could see a light shower. most of the rain today, from the thickest cloud, occasionally to wales, western england, northern ireland and western scotland. there is a chance of a shower across eastern parts, many here will have a dry matter afternoon. maybe still a few
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glimmers of sunshine. 0n the cool side, though, and rather breezy. the wind picks up a bit further overnight and into monday. gusty winds, especially in northern scotland. blowing away the cloud, though, the light rain, to leave clearing skies later in the night. maybe 9 degrees from northern scotland, 15 or 16 degrees in south—east england. fine, quite sunny weather to start the day tomorrow. cloud increases in the west once again. you may see some drizzle for south—east england or wales. outbreaks of rain for parts of northwestern and, northern ireland and western scotland through the afternoon. 13 degrees in stornoway, some very warm, sunny spells in south—east england. this is bbc news, our latest headlines... 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.
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we are making the nhs our priority. we are making the nhs our priority. we are making the nhs our priority. we are putting a significant amount of extra money into it. we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. we are saying you could go further. if the government made the taxation changes we are prepared to make, we could be giving even more to the nhs. labourwill make, we could be giving even more to the nhs. labour will be spending itioi'e on to the nhs. labour will be spending more on the nhs and the tories. there are calls for a change in the law after a boy with severe epilepsy was allowed to be treated with an illegal form of cannabis oil. the home secretary acted after billy caldwell was admitted to hospital with extreme seizures. the first of hundreds of migrants have arrived in spain more than a week after being rescued off the libyan coast. their plight has sparked a row between european union member states over who should accept them.


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