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Welcome back to Outside Source. These are some of our main stories.

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Donald Trump is furious. He has been denying claims that Russian

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intelligence as compromising information about him. In his first

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press conference since becoming President-elect he said the claims

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are entirely fake. That was the beginning of a statement in which he

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attacked the news, attacked the agenda of the media and generally

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pushed back very hard at suggestions the Russians might have anything on

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him that he believes is true. His nominee for Secretary of State has

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been before the Senate. This is Rex Tillotson. We look at what he has

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been saying and target through in just a couple of minutes. In Outside

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Source sport we talk about Fiji and their incredible victory at the Rio

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Olympics. The country took them to gold has been talking to the BBC.

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And as we have been through the programme, if you want to get in

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touch, you can e-mail and get us on social media.

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One fear has messaged and asked if we will talk about President Obama's

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debate speech. We will play some part of that with the help of Nick

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Donald Trump's press conference was in New York.

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In Washington, the Senate has been holding confirmation hearings

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for some of the nominees for the Trump administration.

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Nearly all cabinet positions need Senate approval,

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but rejections of major appointments are rare.

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Senator Jeff Sessions is on his second day of questions.

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Elaine Chao is nominated for Transport Secretary.

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The focus though was on Rex Tillerson.

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He is Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State.

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He would have expected questions about Russia.

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In his capacity as the head of Exxon Mobil, he's had

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He was given Russia's highest award for non-citizens.

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He told Senators that Russia poses a danger,

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but he urged for cooperation on common interests,

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calling for an 'open and frank dialogue'.

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He was also asked about Russia hacking allegations.

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Based on your knowledge of Russian leaders and Russian politics, do you

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believe these activities could have happened without the knowledge and

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consent of Vladimir Putin? I am not in a position to make that

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determination. I know there is classified information. You have

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engaged in significant business activities in Russia, so I am sure

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you are aware that very few things happen without Vladimir Putin giving

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his permission. Based on your views and experiences of Russian politics,

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is it possible for something involving the States election to

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have happened without Vladimir Putin knowing about it and authorising it?

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I think that is a fair assumption. We will get into the detail in a

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minute, but this is a man who has been hugely successful in business

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but he has not been a politician or a diplomat, how can you measure his

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performance? I think he came across with a very good knowledge of

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international affairs and world leaders, which is how he had been

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presented any way. He had a clear grasp of Russia and its strategy,

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which would be expected because he has had close ties with the Kremlin

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for years, so he knows the Russians well. That is something that many

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senators will appreciate and he also showed a fair amount of knowledge of

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other of the main hotspots. He spoke about China, wanting to cooperate

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with China but taking a more muscular response to its building of

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islands in the South China Sea. All things senators will be glad to

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hear. There were questions about the transition between being a

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businessman who is negotiating for his profit with international

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bidders and representing American interests, which are much wider and

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include things like values and the pursuit of democracy and good

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governance and so on. He did talk about the importance of these

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values. It is not clear whether he has met those concerns, but it is

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something that was put to him. I just wanted to play another clip of

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Mr Taylor said. Mr Tillerson was also

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asked about Exxon mobil's I am not asking you on behalf of

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ExxonMobil, I am asking you whether those allegations about your

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knowledge of climate science and decision to fund and promote a view

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contrary to its awareness of the science, whether those allegations

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are true or false? The question would have to be put to ExxonMobil.

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Do you lack the knowledge to answer my question or are you refusing? A

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little of both. He is not being frank, Barbara?

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He dodged the question and said he dodged the question. They are

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talking about research ExxonMobil did that indicated the fossil feels

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damaged the climate and they suppressed that information because

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it hid their bottom line. They are being taken to court for it. I think

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he was not the head of ExxonMobil at the time. He has acknowledged the

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damage that fossil feels good to the climate. It has come out in support

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of the Paris climate treaty and he said to the Senate rethink that he

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felt action needed to be taken because the risk was high enough,

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although he didn't say what the action was. Healing him down on this

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particular issue, he clearly wasn't ready to publicly accept

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responsibility for the earlier position of this company. Help me

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out with the practicalities, how long do the hearings take and do

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they have to be done before Inauguration Day? If the Senate says

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OK, is that the end of the matter? The hearings take as long as it

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takes for the senators on the committee could ask all their

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questions. They will continue tomorrow. They don't have to be done

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by Inauguration Day, but if they are not done then there is a delay in

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the appointment of Cabinet members so that this a Dong of the new

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administration being able to take on its responsibilities. We appreciate

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you explain that. Speak to you soon. Let's break away from US politics

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and talk about sport. One of the stories of last year's

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Rio Olympics was the Fiji Rugby It was the first gold

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medal the Pacific island Now their story has been

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made into a documentary. It has been really tough. You get

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knocked down twice or more times than you can count. Easy people with

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their houses destroyed. Nothing left. They still had their TV on and

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they are still cheering. Fijians consider the second to religion.

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Sevens is the number one game. We prayed for the Fiji team. Every man

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woman and child, they all know everything about the team because

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they follow it so fanatically. We are so unpredictable to other teams.

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You will be chasing shadows when we are on form.

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The team had a British coach, Ben Ryan.

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It has been an amazing journey and there are so many stories that

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aren't in that movie. Literally daily therapy something there would

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be a curve ball thrown at you. Such an amazing journey we have been on.

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29.9% of the population would watching and the team does well and

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we get by colleges when we do. Fireworks go on, fireworks are sent

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off. They are so passionately loyal about the team. There is a registry.

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The guys who wear the shirt are keen to not let anyone down. The village

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feeling, the team is very tight and very close and it is like being in a

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family. Genetically, they are just so gifted and so talented and so

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humble that the pressure doesn't really affect the team. They will

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rise to it. Kelly Smith is England's all-time

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leading scorer and she's She scored 46 goals for England here

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she is on why it's time to stop. It just feels like the time is right

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now. I think I have had a very good career at international level and

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club level, I have travelled the world. At the age of 38, the body is

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telling me that it needs to stop. I have had if you injuries along the

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way. It just feels like the time is right. The game is in a magnificent

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place and it is good to step away at this time.

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Let's pick up on this with Ollie Foster. She did struggle an

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extraordinary shift in the game. She absolutely did. The success of the

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women's game, not just in Britain but in the world, she will be in the

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top 20 of all-time players for what she has done for the game. Her

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success is even more remarkable because in the early days she played

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in some very dark days. She battled alcoholism that was brought on by

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some serious knee and leg injuries. She came through that, straightened

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herself out. 125 goals for Arsenal during three spells at the team. She

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won 20 trophies with Arsenal. She was the first English player to

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become professional when she went and spent time in the US where the

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women's game took off in the early days. She is going into coaching.

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She was to stay in the game and that will benefit Arsenal who have given

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her a full-time coaching job. Kelly Smith is certainly the greatest

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player that the women's game has produced. She came through terrible

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adversity in her early days but at the ticket she says the time has

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come for her to stop. She was struggling with knee injuries and I

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am sure she will be a great coach. She will be going to Arsenal, you

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mentioned. And we compare the men's and women's game? To what degree is

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the women's can expanding? Still expanding and not happy about that

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comparison. They are on their own trajectory. In the English game they

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have been mucking around with the schedule of the calendar. It is

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going back to mimic the men's game. They tried super league, it didn't

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quite work with calendar clashes and conflicts. They have this mini

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league coming up in the spring before everything starts again with

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the rest the world and the Wicker men's lake. The women's game doing

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well. Crowds are growing, not as quickly as they would like, but it

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is in a healthy state. One career comes to end,

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this one doesn't seem He turns 50 next month and he's just

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signed a contract extension with the Japanese football club

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Yokohama FC. He made his pro debut

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in 1987 in Brazil. That's when Lionel Messi

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was born by the way. He did retire from international

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football just the 17 years ago, Well, I was mentioning if you're in

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Ireland was asking why we haven't mentioned President Obama. We are

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going to talk about him and his farewell speech in just a few

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minutes. There he is coming out to deliver it. We have a report on how

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it went. The mounting pressure on the NHS has

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been underlined by the head of NHS hospital trusts in England,

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who's told MPs it's time to stop pretending the NHS can afford to do

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everything with the money it's His was one of a number of stark

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warnings today, as our If there's one story which sums up

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the current state of the NHS, it's Pat's, she couldn't get a local

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doctors visit and fearing she had pneumonia had

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to go to her local A, but once she got there she had

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to wait 19-hours for a bed. I were crying, weren't I,

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when we are were sat Through tiredness of, you know,

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being there as long as we were. Pat has this message

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for politicians. There's loads of hospitals that's

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in the same position - go and see them and then say -

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right, we'll sit down and see The local Hospital Trust said

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on the day in question the pressure was higher than usual,

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but safety was monitored closely. Some hospitals are managing

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better than others. Here in Exeter, senior consultants

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are at the front door of A, ensuring only the sickest

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patients are admitted. They can send some straight home,

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keeping beds free for others. As soon as you admit an elderly

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patient to hospital, there's a risk that they are going to deteriorate,

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they're going to lose muscle power and also they might get

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into the system of doing more and more investigations

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which actually doesn't necessarily There's no doubt of the huge

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strain on the NHS. Figures leaked to the BBC showed

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a big increase last week in the number of patients in England

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waiting 12-hours or more on trolleys because hospital

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beds weren't available. Several hospitals fell far short

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of targets for A waiting times, and medical profession leaders

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are warning that lives are at risk. Our council members specifically

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have said to me that this The main representative

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of England's hospitals had a stark warning for MPs

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about the longer term implications. I think the biggest concern is,

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to be frank, if we carry on on the current trajectory,

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I think what we begin to bring into question is the entire

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sustainability of the NHS model. The NHS is always very busy

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early in the new year, The question is - will the pressure

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ease off any time soon? A burst of cold weather or,

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for example, an upsurge in flu cases could add to the high levels

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of pressure being Some say the NHS is in perpetual

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winter, with patient demand Today's problems

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could yet intensify. Our lead story is that of Donald

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Trump has given his first press conference as President-elect to

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questions on a range of subjects. Central to his message was a

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rejection of the idea that Russian intelligence holds any compromising

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information on him that would allow them to blackmail him. He said it

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was fake news. If you are outside of the UK it is would his American

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next. It will have a story of a painter he made a single image for

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every day President Obama was in office. That up to nearly 3000

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paintings. Here in the UK it is the news at ten next. We will have more

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on the financial markets and the story we were talking about, the

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FTSE 100 continuing its record-breaking streak.

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Here is a tweet from the account used by President Obama. He said

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that last as is the same as the first, believe that in my ability to

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change, but in yours. If you were watching this time yesterday we were

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looking forward to his farewell address.

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He is one of the most gifted speakers ever

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The poet laureate of his own presidency.

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And his farewell words were uttered in his adopted city of Chicago,

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where he worked as a community organiser where he celebrated

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He came here to define and defend his legacy.

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If I told you eight years ago that America would reverse

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Shut down Iran's nuclear weapons programme without firing a shot...

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Take out the mastermind of 9/11, you might have said that our

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There were no direct attacks on Donald Trump,

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but much of the speech read like a rebuttal to the

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billionaire's campaign to the President-elect's Twitter feed.

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Democracy can buckle when it gets into fear.

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That is why I rejected discrimination against

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APPLAUSE CHEERING Who are just as patriotic as we are.

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Seldom has there been such a photogenic presidency.

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It has had the luck of a black Camelot, and the thank

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you to his wife Michelle left him struggling to contain his emotions.

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You took on a roll that you did not ask for.

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The great wordsmith rendered speechless,

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And, he ended with three famous words which brought such hope that

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It was a presidency which began with a mountaintop experience

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of becoming the first black man to live in a White House

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But it ended in the valley, with the knowledge that Donald Trump

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will try to strangle his signature achievements, and tried

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I just hope that President-elect Trump will take on some

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of his pointers and carry the torch of being fair to all people.

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But I know that will take some work, so we will wait on it.

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Barack Obama is a leader who will have the word "era"

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attached to his name, but some will see it as a great

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That the name "Trump" now looms so large.

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You can see clips from the speech and Donald Trump's press conference

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they are on the BBC website. The winter freeze in Europe is

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hitting migrants particularly hard. In Greece, temperatures plummeted

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to freezing levels not seen since the 1960s,

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with rare snow falling The BBC's Howard Johnson has

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travelled to a refugee camp Now, there's not water,

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nothing inside. I have just arrived

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at the Malakasa refugee camp. There is an impromptu demonstration

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here against the conditions We would have a look

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inside ourselves, but we Apparently there is a blanket

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ban on media filming The containers, they didn't have

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a door, they didn't have windows. It's not like people didn't

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know winter was coming. You know, just like

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clockwork, winter hits. In this particular camp,

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the only winterisation that has been done as far as infrastructure has

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been done by us. The first floor, so we could move

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the family is in from the tent. And, basically, none of the large

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organisations could manage to do Girls and boys fighting

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with the snow. We've time just before we go

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to bring you some of the key moments earlier today

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in President-elect Trump's first There was a time when it was assumed

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he made changes ways. There is an assumption that when he was the

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nominee that if you were to win the election he might approach matters

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in a different way. It is becoming very clear that Donald Trump is very

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much the same month we have always seen.

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I think it is a disgrace and I say that and that is something that Nazi

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Germany would have done and did do. It is a disgrace that information

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that was false and fake and never happened but released to the public.

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If Putin likes of Donald Trump, I consider that an asset, not a

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liability, because we have a horrible relationship with Russia.

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Russia can help us fight Islamic State. As far as mothers feed, which

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is a Philip Ryan of garbage, I think they will suffer the consequences.

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As far as CNN going out of their way to build up. Quiet. Quite. She is

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asking a question. Don't be rude. Don't be rude. I am not going to

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give you a question. You are fake news. Trump becomes president on

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January 20. I will see tomorrow at the same

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