07/01/2017 BBC Weekend News


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The NHS in England have denied claims from the British Red Cross,

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that there's a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospitals.

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Latest figures show A departments have had to shut their doors

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to patients more than 140 times in December because

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The Red Cross - which helps patients return home from hospital -

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is calling for more government money.

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But NHS England say plans are in place to cope

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with additional demand, and that talk of a humanitarian

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Our Health Correspondent Smitha Mundasad reports.

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Winter pressure on accident and emergency - nothing new.

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But the Red Cross says the strain on hospitals in England amounts

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The charity claims social care cuts mean patients are being sent home

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without the right support so they end up back in A

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Red Cross volunteers support NHS staff and say they've seen patients

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Some, who don't receive the care they need to get washed,

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even some who have fallen and not been found for days.

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A staff recognise the problems too.

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The pressures on the NHS and especially in emergency care

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are particularly intense at the moment.

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But what is more concerning is the number of patients who have been

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managed within four hours and then the delays to admission

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into the hospital bed base which unfortunately are very,

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very significant and our staff are working under some pretty

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And sometimes they just can't manage.

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Figures from NHS England show that overflowing A departments had

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to close their doors to new patients more than 140 times

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Compare that to the same month in 2015 and it's up more than 60%.

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No, I think that's an overstatement at this stage.

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Clearly, demand is very high and it's higher

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than it has ever been, but we have the most comprehensive

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plans in place that we ever had, but it is very difficult

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The death of two patients on emergency trolleys

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at Worcestershire Royal Hospital are being investigated.

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One of them had waited 35 hours for a bed.

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The Department of Health says it's providing billions more each year

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Beds are actually not quite as full as they were this time last year.

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But everyone in the Health Service knows things could get worse

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It's emerged that the man accused of shooting dead five people

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at an airport in Florida yesterday had a history of mental health

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problems - some of which followed military service in Iraq.

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Esteban Santiago, who's 26, was arrested after opening fire

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on people in the baggage reclaim area of Fort Lauderdale airport.

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Our Correspondent, Jonny Dymond, reports.

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As shots rang out in Fort Lauderdale's

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terminal 2, the area around the runway became the nearest thing

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Some lay on the ground to protect themselves.

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The gunman is believed to have brought a weapon out of his checked

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He loaded, fired, reloaded, fired again, then gave himself up.

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The subject is being interviewed by a team of FBI agents

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and Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives.

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In custody, a young man, Esteban Santiago.

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A 26-year-old military veteran with a history

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He'd served in Iraq and come back, a relative said,

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He'd said the government was controlling him.

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The individual did walk into our Anchorage office in November.

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He came in and spoke with FBI agents at that time.

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He clearly stated that he did not intend to harm anyone.

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However, his erratic behaviour concerned FBI agents that

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As the police locked down the airport, rumours swirled back

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But it was just one gunman, a badly disturbed man with training

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Talks aimed at averting a strike by London Underground

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workers are being held are the conciliation service ACAS.

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Members of the RMT and TSSA unions are due to walk out for

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24 hours on Sunday evening, causing travel chaos for

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They're in dispute with the company over staffing levels

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Dozens of people have been killed in a car bomb in the northern

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The bomb went off in a busy market in the rebel held town, which lies

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It's a key staging post on the supply route for rebel

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groups, and has been fought over by a number of factions

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A mutiny by the army in Ivory Coast has spread

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to the commercial capital, Abidjan.

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Gunfire has been heard inside a military camp

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There have also been shootings overnight in other towns.

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The mutiny began early yesterday in the north of the country.

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The US Department of Homeland Security says it

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will increase protection of the country's voting mechanisms

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It follows a report by intelligence officials accusing

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Russia's President Putin of trying to boost Donald Trump's

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The president-elect has described the claims

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as a "political witch-hunt", and said no voting machines

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But President Obama said that America's political

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The Russians intended to meddle, and they've meddled.

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I'll be honest with you George, one of the things I am concerned

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about is the degree to which we've seen a lot of commentary lately

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where there are Republicans, or pundits, or cable commentators,

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who seem to have more confidence in Vladimir Putin

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than fellow Americans, because those fellow

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With all the sport, here's Mike Bushell

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It may have come off his knee, but Wayne Rooney has equalled

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Bobby Charlton's all time scoring record for Manchester United.

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Goal number 249 came early in the FA Cup third round

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Anthony Martial made the goal after 7 minutes,

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with a stunning burst of speed into the box and a decent

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cross which came off Rooney's leg and looped in.

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So a big moment, 13 years after Rooney joined United and among

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those giving him a standing ovation, Sir Bobby Charlton himself.

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It's now 2-0 with Martial drilling in a second.

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Sir Andy Murray will play world number two,

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Novak Djokovic, in the final of the Qatar Open today.

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Murray is on a run of 28th wins in a row, on the ATP Tour,

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and another title and victory over his main rival,

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would be the ideal preparation for the Australian Open,

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We played at the end of last year. The ultimate goal was to find a way

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to win the match. Maybe at the beginning of the year

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you are focusing a little bit more on yourself, and how

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you are playing, and how you want to play, moving

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into the Aussie Open, rather than just solely

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focusing on the outcome. The chairman of UK Anti-Doping,

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David Kenworthy, says he is very disappointed by the information

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given to a parliamentary select committee by cycling

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chiefs last month. Sir Dave Brailsford was one

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of the British Cycling and Team Sky figures who answered questions

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on anti-doping, including a medical package delivered

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to Sir Bradley Wiggins. Kenworthy described information

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given to the Culture, Media and Sport Select

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Committee as extraordinary. Britain's badminton players

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were left stunned last month when UK Sport cut their funding completely

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ahead of Tokyo 2020. It followed a first Olympic medal

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for the sport in 12 years. In the coming weeks they will

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attempt to overturn that They were superb. Winning Olympic

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bronze in Rio was supposed to be the catalyst for future badminton

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success. No one predicted UK sport would cut all their funding. To

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receive that information was getting. It almost felt like our

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medals were snatched away from us. Without any support at all from UK

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sport, our programme will take a severe hit. Lots of players will

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have to leave and stop playing. Badminton is the most played racket

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sport in the UK, but UK Sport base their funding model on who they

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think will win Olympic medals they are not sure about badminton. This

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board believes they can overturn the decision in the next month. We have

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a really strong case. We have players who in the last 12 months

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have won Olympic medals, world tour titles, super series titles, the

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biggest events in our sport where we are competing regularly and beating

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the best in the world. Commonwealth champions missed out on a medal in

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Rio, which could have been crucial to the UK Sport decision. The pair

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have consistently mixed it with the world's elite. Something these

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rising stars aim to follow. Without the UK Sport funding, it will be

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virtually impossible for those that Milton Keynes at the norm to make

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the jump to the Olympics. Individually we have the potential

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to win medals in Tokyo. Everybody should have the opportunity to reach

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their goals and dreams. I've had my time. I got to go and achieve what I

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did. I feel like it's been a waste. Don't just go from support to

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nothing. Give these guys a chance. Now it's almost like Mount Everest.

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But we are willing to climb it. We are going to fight this until the

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very end. The battle begins later this month with UK Sport insisting

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they will give badminton a fair hearing and the opportunity to earn

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a reprieve. An update from Old Trafford, 40 minutes gone in the FA

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Cup third-round tie and it still Manchester United 2-0 Reading.

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You can see more on all of today's stories on the BBC News Channel.

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The next news on BBC One is at 5:20pm.

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Good afternoon. It's a benign weather story across the UK. But

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it's great for most of us. This was a weather watcher's photographs sent

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earlier. The dew on the grass in Cumbria. Some sunshine, this was

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sent from Derbyshire, the tops of the hills. But the sunshine is

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fairly limited as you can see from the satellite picture. In a

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north-east of Scotland and they few glimmers across northern England.

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Further south, the remnants of a weather front across Devon and

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