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The 15-minute flying visits to the elderly and disabled. It's been


criticised by a charity. They say elderly and disabled. It's been


the practice is on the rise with elderly people having to choose


between having a drink and going to the toilet. They really need some


time. They need to feel you can help and that you care about what's


happening. What's happening to them, what they need. Also this lunchtime.


The Scotland Secretary, Michael Moore, is sacked as David Cameron


begins a ministerial reshuffle. Britain's version of the FBI, the


new National Crime Agency, to fight serious organised crime is launched.


A series of attacks on strategic targets in Egypt. At least ten


people die in attacks against security forces in the latest wave


of violence. And shot in the head by the Taliban, the Pakistani teenager


Malala Yousafzai says talking to the extremists, is the only way to


achieve peace. They must do what they want through dialogue. They


must tell us what they want and killing people and hurting people,


and flogging people is totally against Islam. Later on BBC London,


tax relief on season tickets. The Mayor asks the Treasury for helping


hand for computers and what lies beneath? The Japanese plant bringing


down house prices in the capital. Good afternoon and welcome to the


BBC News At One. Elderly and disabled people are missing out on


essential care because many carers disabled people are missing out on


only have time to make flying visits. That's according to the


charity Leonard Cheshire Disability. It says older people are having to


choose between having a drink or going to the toilet because their


carers are spending so little time with them. And more and more


councils are allocating visits that are just 15 minutes long. Our


correspondent Mike Sergeant reports. This woman never does visits as


short as 15 minutes. The provider she works for the policy of half an


hour minimum. Giving carers enough time to build a relationship and do


all the necessary tasks. They really need some time, they need to feel


you can help, and that you care about what's happening. What's


happening to them, what they need. And they need to be treated with


happening to them, what they need. kindness and clarity and patients.


But today's study by the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability reveals


two thirds of all councils in England use some 50 minute visits,


the overall number of them increasing 15% in five years. And in


some extreme cases, cancelled commission three quarters of all


home care in 15 minute slots. Whilst the government and local authorities


share the view 15 minutes is not long enough to help with everyday


tasks, some councils say shorter visits can be useful if the purpose


is just to check someone is OK or that they have had their medication.


Senior care managers say the type of support should be tailored to the


needs of the individual. I think we talked generally about care needs as


if they are the same. But we have always said we need to treat people


as individuals, and make sure that their needs are assessed and that


the time is given in order to make the needs that they have met.


Because they are all difference, some people can manage with less and


others need more. But many, like Richard, who has multiple sclerosis,


think council should be told to make all visits longer. They just don't


have enough time. Bless them, they do their best, but it just doesn't


work, really. They are good people, most of them. They want extra time


but on their remit. Campaigners this morning want a ban on all 15 minute


visits. But councils says significant can cut their funding


mean local authorities are struggling to meet rising demand for


care. Our social affairs correspondent, Alison Holt is here.


This has been looking at the situation in England. Is it all down


to money? Well the Association of directors of adult social services


say that there are times when it is fully justified and fully adequate


to provide someone with a 15 minute visit. That might just be because of


medication or something relatively quick, but I think at the end of


it, money has to be a major in this. The directors of adult social


services estimate £800 million short of budgets. And they are not


seeing, they say, the transfer of money from the NHS to local


authorities. The government would say that is happening, and they have


made it clear it believes 15 minute visits are too short. It's also


clear from the point of view of the companies who are providing this


care, some of them agree it's far too short and some refuse to give


that sort of short visit, because it's not the care that they want to


deliver. And we have a society now where the ageing population is


growing all the time. It's difficult to see how this can be resolved.


300,000 people in England get home care at the moment. That figure is


going to rise. Not only are we an ageing population, and ageing


doesn't always mean good health. We are trying to shift care from being


provided in hospitals to at home, which is where most people would


want it to be. But that has a cost attached to it if that person needs


support. And that means there is a need for wider debate, not just


about the individual funding, which is being looked at, but also, are we


putting enough into the pot of money which provides care via local


authorities? Thank you very much. The Scottish Secretary, Michael


Moore, has been sacked from the cabinet as the Prime Minister begins


a minor reshuffle. He will be replaced by another Liberal


Democrat, the Chief Whip, Alistair Carmichael, less than a year before


the Scottish independence referendum. Our chief political


correspondent, Norman Smith, is at Westminster. The reshuffle is now


well and truly underway. We are told that the Prime Minister wants to


bring in more women, more MPs from the north, and so far only one woman


who also happens to be from the North, has been promoted, but the


big story of the day has to be the axing of the Scottish Secretary,


Michael Moore, who was deemed to be not a enough, not a belligerent


enough towards Alex Salmond, head of independence referendum next year.


Chris Mason now reports. Arriving at his new office with a smile, as


Secretary of State for Scotland. Alistair Carmichael was greeted by


the boss and will now lead the government's fight to give UK


together in next year's independence referendum. He is replacing Michael


Moore, who has been sacked from the Cabinet. I'm disappointed to be


leaving office right now, but I'm very pleased with what I have


achieved in the last couple of years particularly in the constitutional


debate with Scotland and the Edinburgh agreement but this big


decision we are taking as a country, is bigger than one individual,


bigger than one party. Also leaving, the Cabinet Office Minister Chloe


Smith, the deputy Chief Whip, John Randall and the Transport Minister,


Simon Burns. Chloe Smith finds a ministerial career over aged just


31. This is entirely my decision, positive one to me because it allows


me to focus on the things most important to me, my work for the


constituency and work I can do to also promote the cause of young


people. The government is made up of 120 ministers. Before today, 24 were


women. 21 Cabinet ministers. Northern MPs and women are expected


to do well in this shake-up. Esther McVeigh has become employment


Minister. MPs have been clutching their phones trying to find out news


as to whether or not they could be working in Whitehall or no longer


working here. What is guaranteed today is some MPs will be


disappointed either because they have been fired or because they have


been overlooked. It could mean some of them are rather grouchy on the


backbenches. But, on the whole, this is a shake-up of the government's B


team rather than the ministers we tend to see the most of. So not


everyone is riveted. Sophie, what we have not had is the traditional walk


of shame as those about to be dispatched have to walk in front of


the cameras into number ten. Instead, ministers have all been


promoted. Be in no doubt, tonight there will be many former ministers


who are deeply unhappy and deeply unhappy former ministers can spell


trouble for party leaders on the backbenches. It's not just the


government doing reshuffling today because the Labour leader is


expected to make changes to his top team? The biggest story today may


actually be the Labour reshuffle because we are told this will be a


Shadow Cabinet reshuffle in which Mr Miller band will seek to reshape his


top team, to send out a different Miller band will seek to reshape his


message and also signal a different approach in key policy areas so we


could see movement in the top posts such as health, DWP, education and


transport. -- Ed Miliband. The real story at the Denver that they could


be the Labour reshuffle. Thank you very much. It's being dubbed


Britain's version of the FBI - a new police organisation called the


National Crime Agency is launched today. It's replacing the much


criticised Serious Organised Crime Agency and will focus on organised,


economic and cyber crime, border policing and child protection. But


Labour says it's just a re-branding exercise. Our home affairs


correspondent Tom Symonds reports. Open the door. National Crime


Agency. Britain's FBI comes calling. Early this morning, this


was the first operation of the new National Crime Agency. It is the


third attempt to create a UK wide law enforcement body in 15 years.


But the new director says it won't just work alongside the police. It


will take a lead. We need leadership to bring agencies together, based on


a clear intelligence picture, intelligence led, and we target


interventions appropriately and our top priority is continuously


disrupting people involved in organised crime. So what difference


will it make and what firepower can call upon? This unit is training in


Gateshead and is one of around two dozen based around the country. The


officers are firearms capable but also experienced investigators. This


is clearly the sharp end. But the new National Crime Agency behind it


will be a bigger, much more visible, operation. Active across


the UK, but, for the first time, with the powers to direct local


police forces. The broader remit will include continuing to tackle


serious and organised criminals. But also cyber crime and economic crime.


Immigration and cross-border crime, and child exploitation and online


protection also becomes part of the National Crime Agency. In Northern


Ireland, Sinn Fein and the SDLP blocked them from having full powers


because of concerns it would upset a delicate pleasing balance and Labour


claims there is no new money. This does not live up to the Home


Secretary's hype. It is important, we wish it well, but its rebranding


from existing organisations and, unfortunately, with a 20% budget


cut. The government denies it's just the rebranding and is promising it


will seize more proceeds of crime and be more innovative. Not just


prosecuting criminals, but relentlessly destructing their


activities as well. That's why it's a new approach which says we will


use all the tools available to ensure we fight against organised


crime, which is a national security threat. The body is replacing worked


in the semi secrecy. No signs outside its offices. The new agency


is moving into the same offices with a different approach. Like the FBI,


it wants to build a public reputation and to be publicly judged


on its successes and failures. There has been a fresh wave of violence


across Egypt this morning with a string of attacks on the Egyptian


Security forces. A car bomb went off at their headquarters in Sinai near


the northern port city of Ismailia killing five soldiers. Yesterday


more than 50 people were killed in clashes between police and the


supporters of the ousted president Mohammed Morsi. Jim Newell reports.


The explosion badly damaged the Mohammed Morsi. Jim Newell reports.


security building. There were fears casualties could rise as more people


are pulled from the rubble. Attacks by Islamist militants in Sinai are


veritably common but mainly in the north. This one in the South, will


do nothing for tourism at nearby resorts. At Ismailia, gunmen opened


fire on soldiers killing five or six. And, in Cairo, grenades were


fired at a communication centre wounding several people. Despite all


that, Cairo itself was calm and it was business as usual for many this


morning after a day of riots and killings that left more than 50


people dead. With the Muslim brotherhood now largely driven


underground, people on the streets have only harsh words for them. They


want to bring the countries to its knees, and want to rivers and


callous, but they can't, this man says, because the army and the


police on the people are altogether. Yesterday 's violence was the worst


since the security forces moved against the Muslim Brotherhood in


August, killing hundreds and arresting their leaders. The


movement is trying to stay behind by staging demonstrations against the


military. Which ousted President Morsi in July. No more have died but


they are promised further mope -- protests further in the week. Our


top story this lunchtime. A leading charity brands the 15-minute flying


care visits to elderly and disabled people are disgraceful. And still to


come. The Olympic torch takes off in Russia covering 40,000 miles and


will even go into space for the first time before arriving at the


Winter games. Later on BBC London, as Spurs fans are arrested at


yesterday 's match for using a word banned by the FA, and how children


are getting the chance to study priceless works of art in the


comfort of their own schools. One year ago this week, Pakistani


teenager Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taleban near her home in


Pakistan as she travelled to school by bus. She was targeted because she


had spoken out for girls' education. After the attack, which nearly


killed her, she was flown to Britain for treatment, and she has stayed in


Birmingham, where she has undergone a series of major operations. In her


first interview since the attack, she told the BBC's Mishal Husain


that talking to the Taliban is the only way to achieve peace.


A day out in Birmingham for Malala Yousafzai. This 16-year-old's life


was transformed by the attack that nearly killed her. Hello! One year


on, I have been spending time with her and her family. Hello, Malala,


how are you? What has been the her and her family. Hello, Malala,


hardest thing about coming to Birmingham? The weather, of course!


She is much better now than she was, Birmingham? The weather, of course!


but your life changed in that one moment. In seconds, everyone's life


changed in that moment. Malala was only 11 when she first


spoke out for girls' writes to go to school. I would get my education, if


it is in a home, school or anyplace. The world she knew was about to


disappear, the whole valley of Swat came under the brutal rule of the


Taleban. I was afraid of my future. I don't


want to see any girl to be ignorant, and I don't want to see any girl to


be illiterate in future, and I did not want my future to be just


sitting in a room, to be imprisoned in four walls and just cooking and


giving birth to children. I didn't want to see my life in that way. But


her determination to speak out would come at a cost. On the 9th of


October last year, she and her friends were travelling home on


their school bus when it was stopped.


Malala was shot in the head, deliberately targeted by the


extremists. We know the Taleban never targeted a child. If not adult


girls, but they never killed children. Swat today is a very


different place from Howard was in Taleban times. In those days, this


area was notoriously, because this was where they would display the


bodies of those they had hanged. The locals know this area as Green


Square, but in Taleban times they locals know this area as Green


renamed it Bloody Square. A few streets away is Malala's old school.


Where did she sit? Her class is full of bright,


articular girls with high aspirations for the future. They


tell me they miss their friend's competitive spirit. Are you still


like that in your new school, competitive? Yes, I do like it, but


I still miss my friends. The new school environment in Birmingham is


very different to what she was used to.


Do you think British girls take their education for granted, then?


Yes, I believe that. I want to tell students of the UK to think that it


is very precious, very prestigious. Go to school. Malala has made a


remarkable physical recovery, and are major operations, including one


to reattach her facial nerve. Now I can move my face, I can smile. It is


getting better day by day. I want you to tell me when you can hear a


tiny sound... And thanks to a cochlear implant, they're hearing


has been restored. I am going to say the days of the week, Monday,


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.


Today Malala has become the face of the world's 57 million out-of-school


children. She has an influence view other 16-year-olds can imagine, and


yet she told me she still sees herself as an ordinary teenager.


And you can watch that interview in a special Panorama programme this


evening. Home Secretary Theresa May is to be


questioned by MPs over white one of the world's most wanted Al-Qaeda


terror suspects, captured by US special forces this weekend in


Libya, was given asylum in Britain. According to reports, Abu Anas


al-Liby arrived in Britain in the mid-1990s and lived in Manchester


after being granted political asylum. Frank Gardner is here, so


what more do we know about him and why was he granted asylum here? Abu


Anas al-Liby is a nickname. He came to this country in the mid-1990s as


one of several political dissidents from Libya, fleeing the Gaddafi


regime, and at the time he was seen as somebody who had a right to free


speech in this country. He was part of the movement, even though we went


to live in Manchester, with many Libyans, he was part of a movement


of people that were opposing quite to spotting, unpleasant regimes in


the Middle East. He, though, went on to do other things. He joined a big


organisation, Al-Qaeda, and the extraordinary thing is that one year


after the East African embassy bombings that he is accused of


helping to mastermind, he was reportedly picked up by the police


but let go. Now, lots of calls have gone into Whitehall from lots of


news organisations today to try to get some answers out of them. This,


of course, was a previous government, in the late 1990s, so


firing questions at Theresa May will only go so far. But I think they


probably learnt their lessons. They are much tighter on the sort of


people they allowed to proselytise and plan from the UK.


People with severe mental illness are more likely to be victims of


crime than the general population, according to a new study. It found


that men were five times more likely to experience assault and severely


mentally ill women work ten times more likely to be assaulted. Dominic


Casciani reports. Your chance of being a victim of


crime is far lower than 20 years ago, but if you suffer from a mental


illness, it is a different story. Research by academics and the


charities Victim Support and Mindset that people at these conditions you


experience crime are often let down. Lydia Hodges was the victim of a


rape that left suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She


says her visible anxiety made her the target for further crimes. She


volunteered to talk openly about how the police reaction to her illness


hampered her chances of getting over mugging. I would have liked to have


got justice, but it is very... I think going through a trial would


have been very difficult, because of dealing with the police's reaction


to my mental health issues, that was the more difficult bit. Today's


report looks at victims of crime who have mental illnesses. It says these


victims are three times more likely to experience crime than anyone


else. Women with severe mental illness are ten times more likely to


be assaulted. Campaigners say the police often dismiss these victims


when they should be giving them more support. These people are far more


vulnerable than the general population, and they therefore find


it harder to process the risks that they put themselves into, and the


risks that other people present to them. And those people could be


members of their own family or people that they know well. The


Associaton of Chief Police Officers says it except the recommendations


in the research. There is a public perception that mental health


patients commit crimes, but this report shows how they are more


likely to be victims. Now, the longest ever journey for an


Olympic torch is under way in Moscow today. It will travel 40,000 miles


from the capital, across Russia, on its way to next year's Sochi Winter


games, and for the first time the Olympic flame will journey into


space. Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports.


At the Kremlin today, a fanfare for a flame. With pomp and plenty of


pom-poms, Russia sent the Olympic torch on its long journey to Sochi


and the Winter Games. Although this synchronised swimmer looks like she


might drown in the sea of streamers. So the Olympic flame is on its way


at the start of a marathon journey, 40,000 miles across the biggest


country in the world. Along the way, the torch will travel by nuclear


icebreaker to the North Pole. It will plunge to the bottom of a lake


and blast into space, for an historic Olympic spacewalk. Back on


earth, there have been problems, though. This was the Kremlin


yesterday. A good job he was on hand with his lighter. There has been


controversy, too. Gay rights groups have called for a Western boycott of


the games in protest at a Russian law that restricts the spread of


information about homosexuality. But these Olympic volunteers near red


Square today were upbeat about the Sochi games. It is a chance for the


whole world to see what Russia is, what is Russia? We will surprise the


world. Big country, big show! And a big journey before the flame finally


reaches Sochi next February. From the Olympics to the


Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year, and it has been announced that


the army of volunteers enlisted to help during the 2014 games will be


known as Clydesiders, and more than 50,000 people registered to become


volunteers. This morning the process of informing the successful


applicants and telling them which events they will be working at has


begun. On Wednesday the Queen will launch the bat and relay or the


Glasgow game from Buckingham Palace as it started its journey of almost


120,000 miles to every Commonwealth nation and territory before arriving


back in Scotland in June. You can watch the launch of the baton relay


on Wednesday morning, we will be at Buckingham Palace from 10:45am.


Talking of Buckingham Palace, it has hosted garden parties, children's


parties, concerts and many royal ceremonies, but this afternoon for


the first time the gardens are being turned into a football pitch for a


match between England's oldest amateur clubs, Polytechnic SC and


team-macro FC. Nicholas Witchell is there.


Yes, one better than Wembley! Here we are in the back garden of


Buckingham Palace with a full-sized football pitch marked out for what


will be the first fully competitive football match staged in the ground,


all in aid of the 150th anniversary of the Football Association, of


which Prince William is the of the Football Association, of


president, and a short time ago he welcomed the two teams and their


supporters and some of the volunteers who do so much to make


the game a success. I cannot tell you how excited I am


that later today we will be playing football on my grandmother's lawn.


One warning, though - if anyone breaks a window, you can answer to


her! In fact, Her Majesty, who has been the proud patron of the FA for


61 years, Sensor regrets that she cannot join you today. One small


silver line to Her Majesty not being presence today is that they should


not be any corgis running onto the pitch. Laugh a minute! Prince


William, I think, is just being introduced shortly to the two


teams. The kick-off is in a couple of minutes from now, a game between


two amateur sides, Civil Services FC, one of the teams which formed


the FA, and Polytechnic SC. Whether this carefully nurtured ground which


has been marked out with the assistance of Wembley groundstaff,,


quite how it is done to bear this afternoon with 22 players running up


and down it, we will have to see. I am sure the Queen will be delighted


that it is being staged here. Let's have a look at the weather now


with Nina Ridge. Some fine weather at the moment,


sunshine in places, decent temperatures as well, so the rest of


the afternoon, sunshine, bright spells at times and it will feel


the afternoon, sunshine, bright quite warm once again. A little bit


more cloud further west, and at quite warm once again. A little bit


times for parts of South West England we cannot rule out the odd


spot of rain, but for most it should be dry throughout the afternoon with


cloud coming and going, highs of 17 or 18 degrees. The rest of the


afternoon, Wales is mostly dry, one or two light showers perhaps.


North-west England is more overcast, and through parts of


Northern Ireland some heavier rain sitting to the north-west. The


north-west corner of Scotland sees rain continuing to be quite


persistent, and at times heavy, but through the Moray Firth, with some


shelter, warm sunshine, we will pick up that sunshine again through


north-east England, I run the Wash, part of Lincolnshire, East Anglia


and the south-east corner. -- around the Wash. There is the potential for


and the south-east corner. -- around temperatures to get into the low


20s, maybe 21 or 22 by the end of the day. Through the night, the


weather front is moving its way south, bringing with it a little


more cloud, patchy rain, heavy at times, but most of it fairly light.


Still some showers moving into the north-west of Scotland. Another mild


night with that blanket of cloud, those of 13-15 degrees. A grey


starts tomorrow morning, and with that week weather front, more


overcast in the south with one or two showers. But behind that, bright


spells once again, showers moving into the north-west corner of


Scotland. Temperatures still in the high teens across the country,


although more cloud in the south, still maybe around 20 degrees. But


there are some changes, and around the middle part of the week we start


there are some changes, and around disease and fronts moving south, and


that means a change in damages. -- we start to see cold fronts. Behind


that, with the cold air setting in, a strong wind where the temperatures


that, with the cold air setting in, are really tumbling away, 10-12


degrees with frequent and heavy showers, which may be wintry across


higher ground of Scotland. For the last of the mild air clearing away


on Thursday, the whole country is sitting underneath the blues, so the


daytime temperatures by then, 10-13, a strong northerly wind will make it


feel even colder. At least there will be a little bit of sunshine


around, although for eastern areas we will still have the risk of


showers. Be warned, if you have got used to 20 degrees, it will come as


a bit of a shock by the end of the week.