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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 8. theresa may promises a 20—billion pounds a year real—terms increase to the nhs in england by 2023. labour says it's not enough. we're making the nhs our priority, we're putting a significant amount of extra money into it. we need to make sure that money is spent wisely. we are saying that you can go further and if the government made the taxation changes we are prepared to make, you could be giving even more to the nhs. so, labour will be spending more on the nhs than the tories. hundreds of migrants who were rescued off the coast of libya 8 days ago — arrive in spain. experts warn the glasgow school of art may have to be demolished after being gutted by fire. and joy for mexico, but despair for the holders germany in the world cup. his shot gives mexico the lead!
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that goal from hirving lozano was enough to consign the germans to their first defeat, in an opening game of a world cup, since 1982. no such troubles for tournament favourites brazil so far, a crackerfrom coutinho has put them on top against switzerland... and coming up cleaning thailand's beaches that's in the travel show in half an hour here on bbc news. good evening and welcome to bbc news. theresa may has announced a funding boost for the nhs in england saying it'll receive an extra 20—billion pounds a year — by 2023. it'll be partly paid for — by what would have been — future contributions to the eu budget. but she's being urged
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to clarify exactly where the money will come from given uncertainty over whether there will be any extra funds available to the government at that time. the prime minister also left open the suggestion of more taxation — saying the country would contribute more to the nhs. here's our health editor, hugh pym. just rinse it and pat it dry with some simple gauze. the nhs, 24/7. a gp today seeing a patient in a hospital's urgent treatment centre. the big question is, how much money will the service need in future decades with a growing and ageing population? the prime minister has tried to answer that with a five—year funding plan, partly paid for, she says, by money saved after brexit. that will be through the brexit dividend, the fact that we are no longer sending 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. in terms of improvements we want to see, we want to see
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improvements in performance issues that matter to people today, a&e, waiting times, and i also want to see improved survival rates for cancer. we have got a very big room for a&e. the boss of one leading hospital reflecting the views of most service leaders welcomed the new funding announcement. people may say we need more money or we are much behind in terms of budget. i think it is a substantial increase in the budget for the nhs and it is certainly going to help us and our patients. between 2014 and 2016 under this government, health spending rose by 2.3% a year above inflation. nhs england will receive an average of 3.4% a year for five years. that will mean £20 billion more by 2023, on top of the current budget of £115 billion. but health think tanks, which called for 4% a year to improve services say the plan fell short. it is not enough on its own
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to either tackle the backlog of waiting lists, improve cancer or mental health. so if we want any improvements in those areas, something else is going to have to give. today's funding allocation is for front line nhs services in england like hospital care. it does not cover either public health with prevention initiatives or training of nurses and doctors. those budgets will not be announced till the autumn. and it does cover social care. and it does not cover social care. the government says we'll have to wait for further announcements on that. extra funding for scotland, wales and northern ireland will be made available as a result of the new plan. though it won't be until later this year that the detailed picture for all health spending will become clear. it's likely that the extra money for the health service will come from taxation, increased borrowing — and according to the prime minister
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from a ‘brexit dividend' —— money saved from eu membership costs. 0ur political correspondent alex forsyth explains. theresa may said leaving the eu means no longer paying into its budget — therefore, freeing up money for the health service. that made the brexit backers in her party pretty happy. borisjohnson tweeted to say, it's fantastic news, taking back control, but not all tories feel the same. 0ne prominent backbencher, dr sarah wollaston, said the idea of a brexit dividend was toah and, she claimed, it was was tosh and, she claimed, it was treating the public like fools, because we will still be paying into the eu budget for some time and there is an exit bill to settle. leading economists are certainly sceptical. the idea there is a brexit dividend is pure fiction. as a pure matter of arithmetic, there will be no extra money in four years' time because of the financial arrangement we have come to with the european union in any case. and, even more importantly, the government has already accepted that the public finances will be weakened to the tune of at least £15 billion a year, not strengthened, as a result of brexit.
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so, this contentious pledge from the referendum campaign is still causing controversy now. the prime minister suggested today this promise will be exceeded but has not yet spelt out how. tax rises are expected, not traditional tory policy, and so far there is no detail. we don't know where it's coming from. we are told maybe a bit of borrowing, maybe a tax increase, and a brexit dividend that not many economists believe in. if this was me, they'd be saying this is a magic money tree. this is a magic money forest that they are bringing forth. there is no certainty whatsoever. pro—brexit tories though are undeterred. we pay, on average, about £10 billion a year to the eu. and that is an amount of money that goes from the uk to the eu and once we leave the eu we will not be able to... we will not be paying that amount of money after our departure, so that's a really good benefit that we should all be welcoming. now, in truth, whether there will be a dividend in the long
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term will depend on how brexit affects the economy. in the short term, the prime minister has to spell out how she will fund this boost for nhs england and the politics are almost as important as the economics. theresa may is talking about the benefits of brexit ahead of another difficult week in parliament — that will please brexiteer tories but alienate others. she is trying to keep the balance in her party and now has to balance the books, too. one area the prime minister did not touch on future funding today was adult social care. with me to discuss this is david simmonds, vice chair of the local government association — and the conservative deputy leader of hillingdon council in north west london. thank you for giving up your sunday evening. what did you make of the announcement? council services keep people out of hospital, it is things like the public health services and
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the home care provided to elderly people that takes the strain from the nhs and we want to see an equivalent announcement to make sure that the crisis that some parts of the adult social care system are facing is addressed and we do not see that putting more pressure on the nhs which could consume the extra money. you see these budgets, local council level, what sort of shortfall are looking at? there is a £2.2 billion shortfall across the whole uk. we know the pressure is there, we are working closely with hospital providers and we have seen them able to reduce the number of people stuck in hospital by 30% and thatis people stuck in hospital by 30% and that is a big benefit to those individuals meaning they can go back to their own homes and get out of hospital as early as they can but in other parts of the country, systems are under pressure, local councils cannot even find staff to keep the systems running. if we are to make the most of this extra money, there
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needs to be an equivalent announcement to help local councils. what you are describing is a false economy situation. how are councils planning for social care at the moment? councils have a range of things. one of the most important is around housing. if we can keep elderly people in their homes, it is what they want and it means that keeps the pressure off the nhs, by providing different types of housing thatis providing different types of housing that is one example, some councils will do things like provide a heat alone, it like in the middle of winter, having to go to hospital because they cannot stay warm at home, we can provide that and remove the pressure from the nhs. that is a pressure that is big, the growing funding gap means we will not be able to carry on those preventative services. you have until autumn until this is approved and announced and we understand thatjeremy hunt still has to go to the chancellor to
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get the funding. 0ur council is able to pit their bids forward and trying get the point across that social care, public health, needs to be included in time for the budget? councils are working closely with the government on this and i think most members of pulp that michael brugger will find a post is full of letters of concern from their voters, saying this is the impact that this is having on family members. we need to make sure that whilst it is right to put extra money into the emergency service, the people facing it crisis and that is what the extra money for the nhs does, if we want to make sure that the nhs avoids a crisis for the future, we need to invest in council services. thank you so much. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30pm this evening in the papers — our guests joining me tonight are rob merrick, deputy political editor at the independent and ruth lea, economic adviser at arbuthnot banking group. more than 600 migrants rescued
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from the mediterranean and turned away by italy and malta —— have arrived in spain. 3 boats, including the aquarius — which first picked the group up off the coast of libya — have now docked in the port of valencia. 0ur europe correspondent, damian grammaticas has sent us this. the hundreds who were on board the aquarius, with two italian coastguard ships escorting it, have now been off—loaded here today, but the story of this boat exemplifies the deep divisions in europe about how to tackle migration and it was a week—long search that brought the aquarius, looking for a safe port, here and ended only early this morning. from the aquarius, the first sight this morning of spain. it's week—long odyssey across the mediterranean at an end. finally in valencia was a port prepared to welcome the ship. there was a moment ofjoy
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for those on board. they were rescued from the seas off libya and because of them italy and malta had turned the aquarius away. 0nly spain stepped in and saying countries should provide those in distress a safe haven. by taking in this boat, spain's new socialist government wants to show that a new type of migration policy for europe as possible. one where you can both control your borders and respect human rights. italy did provide two coast guard ships to help aquarius transport the 630 people to spain. from the number, 80 women and 100 children. some making the riskyjourney with families, many unaccompanied. spain will now give them all free medical care and a 45—day permit to stay while they make their asylum claims. italy says it will continue to prevent all private rescue boats from using its ports.
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if italy is going to refuse to entry, are you going to continue to pick people up out of the sea? as long as people are dying and we saw only a few days ago another 12 deaths in that part of the mediterranean. also people died here in the south of spain, so as long as that continues, we do not have a choice. this group thanking the rescuers before stepping onto european soil. it's the dream for so many. how to deal with it is dividing europe more than ever. earlier i spoke to hassiba hadj saharee who's in valencia. she's a humanitarian affairs adviser for medecins sans frontieres — also known as doctors without borders — she says the migrants are continuing to disembark. we are slowly getting out of the boat after they have arrived this morning in valencia. the priority for msf was to transfer our patients to the spanish authorities.
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we had been in contact with them ahead of our arrival and the priority today, and in the coming days, is to ensure that the pregnant women, the people who were burned by the fuel and the sea water, people who had to be resuscitated and had pulmonary and respiratory problems are able to get medical care. social services are also involved, as well as un agencies, in particular the high commissionerfor refugees. some of them, as your correspondent mentioned, are unaccompanied minors. some of them are extremely vulnerable, have been exposed to very high level of violence, either at home in countries such as eritrea or south sudan, where people have civil war, or in libya, where everybody has to go through, and which can be extremely difficult for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. you're describing pretty harrowing stories. what do you make of
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the whole situation? what does medicins sans frontieres make of it? one of the reasons why we started being at sea and being in libya was precisely because we are hearing these stories and because people were drowning and european countries were playing ping—pong, trying to push the responsibility on each other. so, this is why we started being at sea. what impact has all of this had on other search and rescue missions in the area? the aquarius has effectively been put out of action. what impact has that had on your team of doctors? that is exactly the problem. being allocated approval of safety so far away for this embarkation, although we are extremely grateful to stay, means that we are not off the coast of libya and people are still trying to cross and people may still be drowning. in 2018 alone, some 500 people have died, using that route from libya into the mediterranean. what is clear is that the political crisis that we have experienced
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this week had been carefully orchestrated in order to put the spotlight on a failure of a broken asylum system in europe that needs to be addressed and front—line countries, such as italy or greece, cannot be left alone, responding to the challenge of migrant and refugees arriving to europe and being the only ones to fund for them. normally you are at sea one to two days on a rescue mission. you were at sea in the aquarius and the other boats as well for a lot longer. what sort of pressures did you face? we have been at sea for eight days. that's eight days, for people, in a not very comfortable boat, let's face it. this is a search and rescue boat. this is not a passenger boat. very bad weather conditions, a lot of people were sick, including this poor mother, having to throw up and to breast—feed at the same time.
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so, a lot of cruelty that was not necessary has been imposed on these people. when it comes to what is the future, we are not very clear. we are determined to continue to remain at sea as long as people are taking thatjourney and as long as we do not have search and rescue capacity, sufficient search and rescue. it is a much broader political issue. the headlines on bbc news: the prime minister promises a 20—billion pounds a year real—terms increase to the nhs in england, by 2023. labour says it's not enough and would more than match what the government is spending. hundreds of migrants who've been the focus of a european dispute over immigration — arrive in spain more than a week after being rescued.
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germany have lost their opening game of the world cup the holders lost 1—0 to mexico. sport now...and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's hugh ferris. iamso i am so excited by this. they will tell you more about germany and mexico in a moment. if you're like me, you cannot get enough of it. day four of the world cup has brought us our first look at the two favourites for the tournament. to the holders germany and a big shock in a moment. but first... brazil are starting their campaign tonight against switzerland. and philippe coutinho opened his account with this early contender for goal of the tournament midway through the first half. but switzerland are ranked sixth in the world and they equalised in the last ten
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minutes through steven zuber. there is half an hour to go. so that's brazil. the other team that bookmakers think might be possible winners is germany — the defending champions. but things have not started well, as andy swiss reports. the champions and for many, the favourites, but germany's lofty expectations were about to come crashing down. in the first off, they were as flat as mexico were fearless. after 35 minutes, swarming through the german defence, with stunning results. lozano's goal prompting a mexican wave of euphoria, as a famous upset beckon. then a warning shot. so close, for the german fans, not close enough, as mexico tired apter the break, germany poured forward bob without
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their usual ruthlessness. the champions were humbled, not since 1982 had germany last world cup opener broke but why they must pick up opener broke but why they must pick up the pieces, for mexico, a day to celebrate after one of the greatest triumph. andy swiss, bbc news. the other match in group e was won by a stunning free kick from former manchester city defender alexander kolarov. his strike in the second half gave serbia a 1—0 win over costa rica in samara. the country have not reached the last 16 since independence and are top of the group, subject to what happens in rostov on don between brazil and switzerland. well, england have only a day to go before starting their world cup. well, england have only a day to go before starting their world cup. a day to go before they've arrived in volgograd for their first match against tunisia tomorrow night — a game gareth southgate says he can't wait to see his team play. they decided not to train at the stadium this evening, instead just visiting to have a walk around and, for southgate, and captain harry kane, speak to the media one more time.
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i was watching it on holiday. i have played the last six or seven games of the premier league season under tim sherwood. mauricio pochettino came in that summer and got me fit, got me in better shape, more powerful. i clicked on from there, a lot of hard work and determination. there were players ahead of me at the time, especially strikers. for me, it was always about working hard on the training pitch and whenever i have the opportunity, i took it. 0bviously, have the opportunity, i took it. obviously, the last few years have been amazing, each year improving, even better. now i am excited to be here on the bigger stage and i cannot wait to get out there and show the world what i have got. conditions appear to be much more bearable for the final round of the us open golf. yesterday the greens at shinnecock hills were almost unplayable. but today the leaders are actually recording birdies. england's tommy fleetwood managed four in his first seven holes. he's one behind the leader brooks koepka, alongside patrick reed,
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with matthew fitzpatrick three further back and justin rose tied for 9th. johanna konta lost the final of the nottingham 0pen for the second year in a row. the british number one was beaten by australia's ashleigh barty in three sets. but not before an on—court meltdown in the deciding set. konta had already come from a break down. but then a point in the ninth game angered her because a barty shot wasn't called long. the puff might have been chalk but could have been dust beyond the baseline. and it led to this outburst. this is a joke! an absolute joke! understand that we change courts here. now listen to me. we are busting our chops out here. you are there and you are making decisions that affect our lives, do you
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understand that? do you fully understand that? do you fully understand that? that's all the sport for now. the conservative mp, at the centre of the upskirting controversy — now says he ‘does' support moves to criminalise it. in an interview with the bournemouth echo, sir christopher chope said — he backs measures to make upskirting illegal butjust not using the parliamentary procedure of a ‘private members bill'. let's listen back to the moment he blocked it now, you can hear the deputy speaker and liberal democrat mp, vera hobhouse, discussing the bill and then just make out mr chope shouting "object". 0ther mps then cry — "shame" . voyeurism offences bill, second reading. object. objection taken. second reading. second reading, when? 6th ofjuly. hospital car parking charges...
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speaking a little earlier our political correspondent, jessica parker, gave us more detail on the story. sir christopher chope, as we know, he objects to the procedure of private member ‘s bills, he thinks they lack a proper debate, proper scrutiny, as we see there in the house of commons. there are not many mps there on friday when these private members bills are being brought forward, so there was this question, how would this legislation be brought forward, which he said, he himself actually support and theresa may says she supports it as well. although she has been speaking on the andrew marr show. i think upskirting is invasive, it is degrading, it is offensive and what i'm going to do in response to what happened is ensure, the bill was blocked, the legislation that was blocked and we are going to put it through in government time. a father and son from leeds have died whilst they were searching for scrap metal yesterday morning. the men are believed to have been
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trawling the bottom of a canal with a magnet to find metal objects in the water. police divers recovered their bodies from a canal near huddersfield. sajid javid has revealed he was a victim of a moped mugging — before he became home secretary. he told a newspaper his phone was snatched outside london's euston station. mrjavid, who is now in charge of britain's policing, said the theft left him ‘angry and upset‘. he says he‘s looking at how to give officers more powers to chase 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.
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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 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.
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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 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. two days after a second major fire in four years swept through the glasgow school of art some experts have suggested that the building may need to be demolished. at the scene, fire crews are continuing to tackle the final pockets of the blaze. alexandra mackenzie reports. an eerie stillness has replaced
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the flames and acrid smoke. the splendour of the macintosh building is left devastated by fire. residents are amongst those distraught by what has happened. when you see something like that, it is like, i am heartbroken. i am heartbroken. because now it‘s a... it‘s ashes. 0nly ashes inside. and it‘s really... after four years again... it‘s unbelievable. this is very much an ongoing operation. the firefighters behind me are making sure there are no pockets of fire that could reignite and cause further damage. they say they are doing everything they can to save the building. but due to the intensity of the blaze, some fear it may need to be demolished. the mac being such a globally
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recognised building of significance this will probably have a bit more deliberation. but the consensus over the last 2a hours, people are saying that it may not be the case. for now the future of the building, considered to be a masterpiece, remains very uncertain. alexandra mackenzie, bbc news, glasgow. mexico‘s surprise one—nil win over world cup favourites germany, has had a surprising repercussion... an artificial earthquake in mexico city. according to the institute of geological and atmospheric research — celebrations in mexico‘s capital after hirving lozano‘s winning goal — were so loud — that they caused an artificial earthquake. it‘s believed the earthquake sensors registered tremors due to mass jumping up and down in celebration. now the weather with tomaz. after a cloudy weekend, for most of
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us, changes on the way in the coming days. in the south of the country, it will warm up significantly, even turning heart. however in the north it is going to remain unsettled and there is further rain on the way. this is what it looks like in the short—term. still a lot of cloud around on the first part of the night and then towards the early hours of monday, the sky start clear in the west. still cloudy in the morning in east anglia and the south—east. early in the morning, a lot of us will have sunshine before the clouds again a bit more later in the clouds again a bit more later in the afternoon. the west tomorrow will be cloudy, even a few spots of drizzle, but notice how much warmer it is in east anglia and the south and also the north of england as well. going through tuesday and


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