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this is bbc news. theresa may defends the government's record on the nhs insisting it was properly funded for coping with the winter pressures. we put some extra money and for coping with winter pressures. we also have the budget in november announced that for the next couple of years there will be extra money, further money going into the nhs. trying to get those people from the corridors and trolleys, the elderly people in freezing january being treated in ambulances. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow. there are reports that several could either lose theirjobs or be moved. some of the uk's largest retailers agree to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to customers under 18 years old. also in the next hour, plans to plant 50 million trees to create a northern forest
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between liverpool and hull. the government is providing nearly £6 million with planting planned over the next 25 years. england face another defeat in the final ashes test after australia once again dominated on the fourth day in sydney. and advice on how to stay secure online is just one of the highlights from click‘s recent ‘live‘ show. that's in half an hour here on bbc news. the prime minister has defended her government's record on the nhs, saying it was better prepared for a winter crisis than ever before. that's despite the news earlier this week that all non—urgent surgery was to be postponed for this month.
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in an interview with the bbc‘s andrew marr show, she said she recognised people's concerns over the nhs, but that extra funding was being put in to the service. our political correspondent matt cole was listening to the interview, he's with me now. they pay mr at the beginning of a new year, trying to set out her stall. -- the prime minister. minister ministers like to start the year with the big interview, trying to show they are refreshed and ready for the challenge ahead. what theresa may has been facing is to demonstrate her government is not solely about brexit. there was this announcement in terms of £120 million for a new national forest. up million for a new national forest. up to 11 million trees planted between liverpool and bradford. she was also trying to demonstrate she
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was also trying to demonstrate she was reaching out to voters, younger voters. she mentioned how she has been listening on housing and education funding. and also on the question on fox hunting. there was a ma nifesto question on fox hunting. there was a manifesto promise on a boat to repeal the ban. she said this will not happen in this parliament, something that she feels after speaking to voters, not something that the worry about too much. it was unlikely she was going to get away with not facing tough questions about the nhs, the perceptions of a winter nhs crisis. 55,000 plan operations cancelled this month. theresa may defended that, part of contingency planning put in place so people did not get last—minute phone calls on these issues. she was pressed on it and said it was part of the plan. she defended the bonding that the nhs has been receiving. i have not changed my personal view, i have never fox
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hunting. i have not changed my view on that. if you look back on the messages we got from the election, one of the clear message is we got was in the number of areas where people were concerned about what we we re people were concerned about what we were proposing. just as we have looked at issues on school funding and jewish and fees, housing, we are taking forward approaches in relation to that. on the issue of fox hunting, there will not be a vote during this parliament. that is theresa may underlining what we are seeing the kind that other issues. this is what she had to say when challenged about nhs funding. we have put extra money into the nhs. we have been doing that year in, day out. not enough. year in and you doubt we look at the funding for the national health service. what we have done is consistently when we felt it needed more funding, we have
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put more funding into it. we put extra money in for coping with the winter pressures. we have also had the budget in november, we announced for the next couple of years they will be further money going into the nhs. we look at what is needed and we recognise that. we also need to ensure that we are seeing across the whole of the nhs, the best possible practice. we should be proud of the fa ct practice. we should be proud of the fact that the nhs has been named as the safest and best health care syste m the safest and best health care system in the world. is there more we can do? of course that is and thatis we can do? of course that is and that is what the government will be doing. the prime minister defending the record of the nhs but labour we re the record of the nhs but labour were on the attack? labour see this as fertile territory. joel ashworth was interviewed this morning, the shadow health secretary, he has been blaming the conservatives for the situation the health service is in. blaming reforms made in david
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cameron's time by andrew lansley. he said those reforms have taken away local authorities‘s abilities to plan for the nhs and wonder. strong criticism of the current health secretary, jeremy hunt. some think it could be involved in a cabinet shuffle tomorrow. jon ashworth questioning whether he should still be in hisjob. questioning whether he should still be in his job. we have not had a winter crisis on this skill for years and years. it is because of the cuts. at a local level we have not been able to put the proper management and because of the lansley act that drives privatisation. theresa may comes out and makes an apology, a perfunctory apology but does not actually change your plan. he does not have a plan to get people off the trolleys and corridors, those elderly people in this freezing january, being treated
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in ambulances. she has no plan for them. her only plan is to promote this health secretary, she should do more time. if she promotes and tomorrow it is a betrayal of those 75,000 people in the back of ambulances. the shadow health secretary talking about jeremy ambulances. the shadow health secretary talking aboutjeremy hunt who could in this reshuffle tomorrow, there is talk that he might eventually be promoted to the damian green position, first secretary of state and effectively deputy prime minister. we are expecting a cabinet reshuffle over the next two days. tomorrow, the big jobs will be shuffled around. the ginger ministers dealt with on tuesday. jeremy hunt has speculation. —— junior ministers. tuesday. jeremy hunt has speculation. ——junior ministers. it is not been sparked just by damian mcgrane, first secretary of state, the facto deputy prime minister, over claims that he had not been
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clear what the prime minister about the knowledge of police investigations into pornography found on the work computer some yea rs found on the work computer some years ago. michael fallon lost his job as defence secretary, priti patel lost her job job as defence secretary, priti patel lost herjob as international development secretary. this has been a long expected cabinet reshuffle. jeremy hunt, some would say, would not move right now because of this perceived time not to do that. to get the post in charge of the committees like damian green. there are questions overjustin greening, the education secretary. greg clark, the education secretary. greg clark, the business secretary. the big hitters like boris johnson, the business secretary. the big hitters like borisjohnson, david cases, liam fox, amber rudd, speculated they will keep their jobs. —— david davis. downing street is using speculation to the handle
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of the questions hanging over their ministers. we have to wake for the walk of pride or shaven tomorrow. there could be some mps stealing their phones are hoping they do not miss any phone calls from withheld numbers. —— staring at the phones. toby young's posts were disgraceful said the prime minister and said they were incompatible with his role of repeated. mrjohn has apologised for crude and misogynist remarks made. he also admitted to being addicted to pornography. theresa may was asked about his new role. first of all, toby young has done exceedingly good work in relation to free schools. when he was appointed
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i was not aware of these comments he had made. iam not impressed by those comments. he is now in public office and as far as i am concerned, if he was continue to use that language and talk in that sort of way he would no longer be in public office. he has apologised and from your point of view that is enough. he has apologised but if he continues to use this language then he will no longer be in public office. some of the uk's largest retailers have voluntarily agreed to stop selling acids and corrosive substances to customers under 18—years—old. ministers hope the measure will help stop the rise in attacks until new laws are considered by parliament. here's our home affairs correspondent, dominic casciani. the human cost of an acid attack. where's it hurting, mate, your eyes? police officers pour water over the victim lastjuly. thieves wanted the london delivery driver's moped. his helmet saved him from serious injury. police recorded more than 500 attacks involving corrosive
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substances in england and wales in the year to last april. 0fficials think the true figure could be twice as high. ministers have launched an acid action plan to cut attacks. today the first part of that plan, a voluntary ban by diy chains, including b&q, on selling harmful chemicals to under—18s. waitrose and the co—op are also involved, agreeing to challenge underage customers, just like they would if they were buying alcohol. acid attacks are most horrific crimes, and what we want to do is make sure that we restrict access, support victims, police these attacks really effectively. it isn't just major retailers who are signing up to secure their shelves. the association representing hardware shops urging them to play their part as well. this one in london says the move is long overdue. definitely a good idea. we have always checked id for acid.
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same thing, if you go to a supermarket and you go to buy alcohol, you are asked for id. it should be the same thing here. this measure may be a stopgap. ministers want a full ban on sales to under—18s, and have asked parliament to create a new crime for carrying acid without a good reason. earlier i spoke to journalist russell findlay, who told me what happened when he was the victim of an acid attack three years ago. it was before christmas a few years ago. the door bell rang. i is the door to what appeared to be a postponement of the royal mail uniform. he distracted me by getting me to sign for a supposedly delivery. as he did so he threw sulphuric acid into my face. he also had a knife and came through the door at me with the nice but tha nkfully door at me with the nice but thankfully he lost control of that
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and he was overpowered and detained at the scene for the police who arrived and then duly arrested him. i was extremely lucky in that one of my neighbours fetched some water and got back onto my face very quickly. that was perhaps the difference between the outcome which was suffering no permanent injuries and it could've been worse by losing my sight of been scarred for life. it could've been worse by losing my sight of been scarred for lifelj was fortunate. lots of victims who are was fortunate. lots of victims who a re less was fortunate. lots of victims who are less fortunate have to have dozens and dozens of operations and scarred for life. what you think of this new voluntary code by the retailers not to sell acid and a corrosive substances to people under the age of 18? it is easy to be cynical and dismiss it as a gesture and tokenism. it is a good thing and and tokenism. it is a good thing and a step in the right direction. good all the retailers for signing.
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whether it in itself makes much difference, i doubt it. people who perpetrate such attacks are not going to be put off by the slight difficulty in getting it in a high street store. it is a good sign. about one fifth of non—attackers are under the age of 18. it is a sizeable chunk of those who do kammy out these attacks but only about 20%. if you are able to acquire alcohol and cigarettes whilst under the legal age i think cleaning products or whatever they might be just as easy to get hold of. i think what needs to be done than simply this measure, at what is likely to happen, is legislation. notjust in terms of the sale and control of the products but also in terms of sentencing. i think the message needs to get through to these people
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who are mostly carrying out these attacks that series present time awaits if they are to do so. there is one school of thought is that success in clamping down on knife crime, the unintended consequence of thatis crime, the unintended consequence of that is for young gang members to turn towards acid. letter street has to do the same way that we successfully treated knife crime. the other thing that needs to happen is education. these gang members, the need to be made to realise how cowardly and craving these acts are and how despicable and a life changing it can be to so many of the victims. more than thirty people are missing after an oil tanker caught fire after colliding with a cargo ship off the east coast of china. the tanker — which is registered in panama — was travelling from iran to south korea when it hit another vessel around 160 nautical miles off the coast of shanghai. the twenty—one chinese crew
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members of the cargo ship have all been rescued. it isa it is a pretty good picture. around 160 nautical miles off the coast of shanghai. the v2 supports we're getting from the south korean coast guard and the chinese transport ministry is that this oil tanker is still on fire. emergency teams are battling their way through a large oil slick. there are large black plumes of smoke pouring from this tanker. it has gone nightfall, making it even more difficult. by my calculations, this file has been going for about more than 17 hours with all the crew missing. around
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160 nautical miles east of shanghai. it has collided with a cargo ship carrying grain. 21 crew members from that ship have been rescued. that chip is in not such a bad way. the oil tanker went up very quickly and has been burning, for many hours. the attention right now is trying to rescue any crew members they can find. beyond that, this is going to bea find. beyond that, this is going to be a quite large environmental problem. they will have to stop the oil spreading. we are talking 1 million barrels of oil. this is going to cost iran some $60 million. it is going to be an environmental and economic impact. and there are going to be questions asked about how this collision could have happened in this day and age. it is not in the middle of nowhere, we're talking off the coast of shanghai, lots of ships go through there. how
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is it this terrible accident has been able to happen? theresa may has been defending the government's record on the nhs, insisting it is properly funded and coping with the pressures of winter. the prime minister will carry out a cabinet reshuffle tomorrow. reports of several ministers could lose theirjobs or be moved. some of britain's biggest retailers agree to stop selling acid and corrosive su bsta nces to stop selling acid and corrosive substances to customers under the age of 18. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. england are heading for a 4—0 ashes series defeat after another dominant day for australia. day four in sydney ended with england 93 forfour, still 210 runs behind. patrick gearey is at the scg. it has cooled considerably. this was
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a day of unforgiving heat and unforgiving australians. six wickets away from winning the ashes 4—0. they just need one, joe away from winning the ashes 4—0. theyjust need one, joe root. he is digging in. the day started in the ever climbing temperatures when shaun marsh got 100. there was a celebration with his brother. mitchell marsh got his own 100 and they were hugging each other so much of the nearly forgot to run. he was bowled by tom curran on the next delivery. shaun marsh, tim paine and the tail adding demoralising runs for the england fielders. 6119—7 before being put out of misery. england were 303 runs ahead. temperatures in parts of city were claiming to record highs. mark stoneman lbw to mitchell stallman.
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alistair cook went for nathan line. dawid malan was lbw to nathan line. there was a prospect this could be overin there was a prospect this could be over in four days. joe root and jonny bairstow battled hard and got england through to the close. plenty of determination in the england side but this underlines the quality difference between these teams. so australia's lead helped by shaun and mitchell marsh who became the first brothers since the waugh twins in 2001 to score test centuries in the same innings. just to be out there and watch my brother, base in the middle for his 100 then for mine. i was nervous today. it is something we'll look back on in few years. and cherish it. in many ways, the last few days have summed up our trip. it has been
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exceptionally tough. we have come up against a team who have played very good cricket. they have kept the pressure on us at all times. the one thing we have told an awful lot about is making sure that we keep on fighting. and keep working as hard as we can. so then on to today. four matches in all. newport county uplink leeds united just now. the generated are in good form in the championship. they have already taken the lead in the ninth minute. look at this. this is his first goalfor minute. look at this. this is his first goal for leeds and is from some difference —— a distance. it took a deflection. after 20 minutes
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it is newport county 0— one regenerated. west ham are away at shrewsbury town, where david moyes lost with everton in 2003. that game is live on bbc one. tottenham host afc wimbledon and holders arsenal are away to nottingham forest while the early kick off between newport and leeds is on bbc one in wales at noon. john concert is expected to defend her title in sydney after withdrawing from most recent tournament —— jo konta. withdrawing from most recent tournament ——jo konta. her injury has settled down. british tennis has another hip injuries forjo konta not to add to that. plans to create a new ‘northern forest‘ stretching from liverpool to hull have been announced by the government.
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it's providing £5.7 million to increase tree cover along a belt spanning manchester, leeds and bradford. the woodland trust is running the project, which will cost 500—million pounds over 25 years. most of that money will need to be raised by the charity itself. 0ur correspondent roger harrabin has more. the bare hills of the north. one of the most denuded parts of a country which itself has less woodland than almost anywhere in europe. the land stripped over centuries fortimberand farming, scarred by industry, overgrazed by sheep farming. at smithils near manchester, things will be different. planting has begun for what will be known as the northern forest. we think the northern forest will be a pathfinder for extending forest and woodland right across country. we think trees and woods can add value in many different landscapes.
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we just want to do it here first and do it big. it isn't really a forest. the project will create new woods near towns, and plant river valleys liable to flooding. but money is tight, and many of these hills will look just as bleak in 25 years. what's more, the woodland trust expects some of their cash to come from environmental funds linked to the hs2 rail line. the supreme irony is that the government is giving with one hand and taking with the other, and i'm referring to the route of h52. north of birmingham, to manchester, threatening ancient woodlands. why can't the government give with both hands and stop threatening ancient forests? here is what some ambitious planting can do. this is the national forest in the midlands. begun in the 1990s, now delighting local people. acorns grow. the german chancellor is optimistic
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that a government can be formed. pressure is building more than three months have passed before the country's general election. president mack brown has led commemorations. —— emmanuel macron. remembering the 12 people who died at charlie hebdo who died when to my gunmen burst into an editorial meeting. the president also visited the plaque honouring the policeman who shot dead outside the building. film awards season gets under way with the golden globes later —
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the first major ceremony since hollywood was hit by sexual harassment scandals. stars are expected to wear all black on the red carpet in a protest against sexual misconduct in the industry. 0ur north america correspondent james cook reports from los angeles. in hollywood, they are getting ready to put their best foot forward. but this year's awards season may be more protest than party. the dirty secrets of the movie business have been exposed in recent months and now scores of stars say they will wear black to the golden globes to promote a campaign called time's up. i never thought it would happen in my lifetime. tomorrow people will be in black, i don't think it will be funereal, it'll be a celebration of all of us saying it is time to deal with this, time to deal with this and not put up with it any more. we are wearing black to stand in solidarity not just with women and what is happening in hollywood but to represent and stand
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for all women across all industries and support them, and also to support equality in all its forms. i have suffered all of that and worse. by the time i got to the music business, i was not having it. but i feel for those women because they have secrets and i know about secrets. i know about carrying secrets. now the secrets are exposed and they are being set free so i'm happy for them. the cleansing has already begun. kevin spacey, facing multiple allegations of sexual assault, was cut out of this film just weeks before the release. christopher plummer took over the role of oil tycoonj paul getty. co—star michelle williams told me she re—shot her scenes for free. films are larger—than—life and they glorify people. i could not bear the thought of being in a movie that glorified somebody who had hurt people. in these ways.
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i did not want to have anything to do with it. i would not have gone to promote it, i would not have talked about it, because i would have felt like it is not the right thing to do for those people that have been hurt. they do not need to be traumatised again by seeing this movie come out and see big posters and flashy advertisements. it is not appropriate. so i did not want any part of it. other films tipped for awards include the shape of water, the sci—fi fantasy leading the field with seven nominations. humour and heartbreak in three billboards in ebbings, missouri, earned this film six nods. a tender love story call me by your name was also in the running... so also is the post, tom hanks and meryl streep showcasing the power of the press. it is very much a story for the times. while hollywood is gathering to pat itself on the back as usual,
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everything has changed this year. a few months ago, the entertainment industry was thrown into turmoil and everyone here is onlyjust beginning to work out what that means for the future. let us look at the weather. cold and sunny for most of us. more sunshine than yesterday. it will feel cold. particularly in the south and south—east. further north, light wind. some areas will not get above freezing all day. the northern isles, outbreaks of rain. less cold they are in 0rkney and shetland. into overnight, another cold and frosty night. moreover the buddies
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further south. more cloud sold less cold than further north. it'll be windy tomorrow. it will feel colder. the cloud across the south clad surely moving north. latest headlines: theresa may defends the government's record on the nhs, insisting it was better prepared for the pressures of winter thanit prepared for the pressures of winter than it had been before despite hospitals having to postpone tens of thousands of non—urgent operations. if you put some extra

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