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The Prime Minister lays out her plans to combat


what she calls the hidden injustice of mental illness.


It's part of a broader strategy to create what she described


as a "shared society" to try to prevent extremists


Failure to take this opportunity to show the ability of mainstream


centre ground of politics to respond to public concern would further


entrench the buried divisions we seek to overcome. -- very divisions.


Also on the programme this lunchtime...


Chaos in London for millions of commuters as a 24-hour


Tube strike brings most of the Underground to a halt.


Seventeen people arrested in France after reality TV star Kim Kardashian


was robbed of millions of pounds of jewellery last year.


Donald Trump calls Meryl Streep one of Hollywood's most overrated


actresses after she criticises him in a speech at the


And heavy snow in southern Italy - dozens of people die as a cold snap


grips large parts of eastern and central Europe.


And coming up in the sport on BBC News...


England flanker Chris Robshaw will miss the Six Nations championship as


he undergoes shoulder surgery, ruling him out of action for 12


weeks. Good afternoon and welcome


to the BBC News at One. Theresa May has described mental


illness as a "hidden injustice" which had been "dangerously


disregarded", and said she is The Prime Minister has been


outlining a package of measures, including plans to give extra


training for teachers and employers, as part of broader proposals


to create what she described Mental health experts, though,


say more funding is needed Here's our health


correspondent, Elaine Dunkley. There are no words for what it does


to a family. Shock is not the word, it is just your whole reality is


blown to pieces. In 2014, Doctor Sangeeta Mahajan's son took his own


life. He was just 20 years old and had been diagnosed with bipolar


disorder. Ten weeks later he was dead. They don't discharge patients


with adequate information, the doors were closed for us. We were told to


either go to A or your GP and it is the only way we can come back, we


had no direct access back to the specialist services. That is wrong.


The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has described mental health care as a


burning injustice and today a promise of a major overhaul. Left


unaddressed it destroys lives, separates people from each other and


deepens the divisions within our society. Changing this goes right to


the heart of our humanity, to the heart of the kind of country we are,


the attitudes we hold and the values we share. The plans include mental


health first aid training for secondary schools, employers and


organisations will also be given additional guidance in supporting


staff who need to take time off. And there will be greater emphasis on


community care. The Prime Minister says this is an historical


opportunity to right a wrong but for those on the front line of mental


health services, funding is a major concern. Mental health is still very


underfunded compared to other areas of medicine. It generates probably


20 to 25% of the total disease burden of all diseases and yet the


funding is ten to 12% in this country. So little people are


putting about it. Four years ago, Jake Mills tried to end his life and


he now runs a mental health charity to help others and he says in order


for there to be to change there needs to be greater awareness and


understanding. Education needs to happen. And without being facetious


about it, if there was a disease that existed that was killing more


men in this country under the age of 49 and it was preventable and


treatable, we would all be experts on it, we would know exactly what to


look out for, exactly what to do if we had symptoms. Jake says he is


living proof that with the right intervention there is hope but many


feel in order for mental health to get the same recognition as physical


health, additional funding is crucial. Elaine Dunkley, BBC News.


Let's speak to our social affairs correspondent, Michael Buchanan.


The Prime Minister has outlined a strategy but how much difference


That is going to be the key question and a lot of mental health


professionals will hope it makes a difference because the need for it


to do so as you heard in that report is urgent and intense. One of the


ironies in recent years there has been a campaign aimed at reducing


the stigma around mental health which Theresa May was talking about


this morning and that have been partially successful and has led to


people coming forward and talking about mental health services and


seeking support but when they have done that, support has often not


been there. There is a report out in November from the education policy


institution think tank that found one in four young people were being


turned away from therapy and two thirds of people aged between 16 and


34 who had actually attempted suicide had not received any


follow-up care at all. That was all taking place after the government


had promised to spend nearly ?2 billion on mental health services in


England. The reason the money is not getting through from the Treasury is


that NHS in England and local care commissioners are not ring fenced


it. It has meant that a lot of the money that was meant to go to mental


health has simply got into acute care and physical health care needs.


Up till now it has been possible for health care officials to ignore


central diktats from Westminster but the keeper will be whether Theresa


May's rhetoric cantered into the reality on the front line for mental


health patients. Our assistant political editor,


Norman Smith, is in Westminster. How much more did we learn about the


vision for government? I think what we got was Mrs May's attempt at a


big idea beyond Brexit, what she wants her government to be about


beyond pulling out of the European Union. She said it is wholesale


social reform. At the heart of it is this idea of trying to tackle what


she regards as everyday, forgotten injustices around issues like this


termination in the criminal justice system, life expectancy for poorer


families and also around mental health provision. The second aspect


is about recalibrating where government focuses its effort and


her view is that for too long successive governments have simply


focused on those who are most disadvantaged and most deprived and


it has ignored people who are just about managing but are still having


a pretty hard time. She has promised a raft of announcements over the


coming months, filling in some of the details. Today, beyond mental


health, we got no real specific commitments. The difficulty she


faces is that Brexit is such a massive undertaking for any


government that trying to do almost anything substantial beyond that is


going to be incredibly difficult. That, coupled with a lack of


resources, means trying to undertake the hugely ambitious sort of reforms


in the area of mental health and social care that Mrs May wants to


undertake is going to be extraordinarily difficult. The


danger that she ends up overpromising and under delivering.


Thank you. The value of the pound fell


by almost 1% this morning in early trading against the dollar


and the euro. The fall came after the Prime


Minister, in an interview yesterday, refused to rule out the possibility


of the UK leaving the single market Let's speak to our economics


editor, Kamal Ahmed. It goes to show how sensitive it all


is. Markets are obviously still concerned about what is the root of


exit full so yes, Britain is leading the EU but what kind of trading


relationship will we have with the rest of Europe, our most important


trading partner? It had a weak morning to date but it has been weak


really since the referendum, falling by 11% on the referendum night. Why


does it matter? Because we import a lot of our food and fuel into the UK


so if sterling is weak, that means that prices will go up which effects


on consumers. There are some upside to a weaker pound. Our experts


become more competitive and exports. And the stock market has had a


strong morning because although a lot of big companies are UK based,


bit actually earn in dollars and they have become more valuable and


that is important for peoples pension funds, a lot of which are


invested in the stock market so if it is strong that is good for


pensions. The overall judgment of the market at the moment is that,


because of uncertainty about the direction of travel of Brexit and


how hard it might be, they believe the UK economy will suffer because


of that uncertainty and therefore they are saying that the pound, or


they are signalling that the pound will be weaker because of it. Thank


you. The taxpayer is no longer


the largest sharehold in Lloyds banking group after the government


has reduced its stake. The government spent


?20 billion on a 43% stake in Lloyds at the height


of the financial crisis. The government now owns


less than 6% of shares. It has already said it wants


to return the bank to full private Millions of commuters


have had a chaotic start to the week after a strike


on the London Underground shut down One of the capital's


busiest train stations, Clapham Junction, had to be


evacuated because of overcrowding after large numbers of people tried


to find an alternative The strike, which is due to end


tonight, is over staff numbers Our correspondent Daniel Boettcher


is in central London. This strike started yesterday


evening but it was only this morning in the rush hour that the full


impact became clear. There has been some improvement, a few more


stations have opened, although the one behind me is locked and has been


a difficult start to do it for many Tube passengers.


This is what commuters on the London Underground faced this morning, a


third of all stations closed and a limited service on most of the lines


that were operating. Around 4 million people use the network, the


strike has left travellers frustrated with journeys taking far


longer than usual as passengers had to find other ways of getting to


work. I gave myself two hours and it looks like I'm going to be late. I


almost missed quite a few exams because of all this industrial


action going on. It's quite irritating. I did think it is unfair


because it puts all others in a situation where we are all late for


work. The way I see it, it is what it is. They have got their cause so,


yeah, you work around it. Because there are so few Tube trains


running, Kenny to traffic on the road has been even heavier than


usual and despite an extra 150 buses being laid on, the bus network has


been packed with long queues -- commuter traffic. The RMT and the


TSSA and is about jobs and staffing levels and the unions say cuts are


jeopardising safety. They need to put back in a task force response


almost two put this safe. Because we have sympathy for the public and we


regret this strike. We're been in weeks of talks between were up


against a brick wall. The London Mets Sadiq Khan said he condemned


the action and that talks to resolve the issues should be resumed. I know


this strike could have been avoided and it is unnecessary and I'm


imploring the trade unions to come back and talk to the management team


about resolving this so there are not further days of industrial


action. London Underground says there is no need for a strike. We


will continue our process of recruiting additional people and we


also want to work with the trade unions over the next couple of


months to identify where we may need to strengthen that. This dispute


could only be resolved by the trade unions working with us


collaboratively and talking around the table, not through strike


action. Some commuters face further disruption this week in an unrelated


strike on Southern rail services. Passengers are being told to travel


only if essential on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, when train


drivers belonging to a Aslef are expected to be on


strike over a long-running dispute over the role of guards and the


company said there will be no services on strike days with only a


limited number of bus links instead. The industrial advection -- the


industrial action today is not in both overground rail services but


there has been no interchange to be Tube network at Key stations and in


places the numbers of passengers trying to use rail services instead


has caused problems. Clapham Junction was temporarily evacuated


because of overcrowded. There were no trains stopping and passengers


had to wait outside the border station reopened.


The strike is due to end at 6pm this evening but London Underground is


that it has been focusing efforts on trying to provide the best service


possible under these circumstances today so there will be further


problems this evening even after the strike had ended and things will


only get back to normal tomorrow. Seventeen people have been arrested


in connection with the robbery of the reality TV star,


Kim Kardashian, A gang of masked men burst


into her apartment in Paris and held her at gunpoint before


making off with millions Let's speak to our correspondent


in Paris, Hugh Schofield. What more can you tell us? There was


a series of dawn raids this morning in the Paris area, in Normandy and


also in the South in Nice and Grasse. 17 people were picked up of


all ages and police says that are well known as card and members of


the criminal underworld. What led to this was a clue left at the scene at


this luxury hotel in October by the perpetrators. -- hardened members.


Five men burst in and held her at gunpoint and took away these jewels


but I also left behind DNA, one of them had handled the ligatures that


she was bound with an another dropped upend and on the road


outside. From these bits of DNA they were able to make a match with


somebody who was on their books already -- dropped a pendant. They


were put under surveillance and they have had this information for a long


time and were watching this man and his gang and they were able to make


preparations as the gang prepared to dispose of the jewels. It was at the


end of a long period of surveillance that they decided to sweep this


morning and arrest 17. One question still remaining to be answered is


whether this was an inside job because of course one of the key


factors was that on that very night, the bodyguard of Kardashian was


absent. Did the gang know that? Thank you.


The time is 1.15pm. Our top story this lunchtime.


The Prime Minister has been laying out her plans to combat


what she calls the hidden injustice of mental illness.


A British trucker is honoured for raising money for the family


of the Polish lorry driver killed in the Berlin


And coming up in the sport on BBC News.


Johanna Konta warms up for the start of the Australian Open,


where she was a semifinalist last year, with a comfortable win


The Hollywood musical La La Land looks like the film to beat


at this year's Oscars after it swept the board at the Golden Globes,


It was also a good night for the Brits.


But the evening was also filled with political drama as Meryl Streep


took to the stage and criticised the president-elect Donald Trump


This morning, Mr Trump hit back, calling her one of the most


Los Angeles, California - where stories are spun


A place of glitz and glamour, of gowns and gossip.


There were a record seven Golden Globes for the musical including


acting awards for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.


And I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things


in the world, and that's what this movie is about.


The television categories included wins for Atlanta,


The People Versus OJ Simpson, and for Claire Foy,


who played Britain's Queen Elizabeth in The Crown.


I really, really, really wouldn't be here if it wasn't for some


extraordinary women, I'm going to thank them.


She has been at the centre of the world for the past 63 years.


And I think the world could do with a few more women


at the centre of it, if you ask me.


There were three acting awards for BBC co-production The Night Manager.


Its star Tom Hiddlestone used his speech to highlight


It's a terrible situation happening for children.


The Night Manager is about arms dealing and there are far too many


Co-star Hugh Laurie's remarks were also political,


I suppose made more amazing by the fact I'll be able to say that


I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.


I don't mean to be gloomy, it's just that it has


the words Hollywood, foreign and press in the title.


Receiving a lifetime achievement award, Meryl Streep also lambasted


Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence.


When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.


So Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners


and if we kick them all out you'll have nothing to watch but football


and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.


Elsewhere, Britain's Aaron Taylor-Johnson


won for his supporting role in the dark crime


Thank you, HFPA, for acknowledging me in this role.


Thank you so much for this opportunity.


Creating this role and collaborating on this journey was an immense joy.


Well, Hollywood can be fun and frivolous but it also prides


Many stars here on the red carpet are predicting a surge in political


films this year following the most divisive of elections.


James Cook, BBC News, at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles.


This morning, Donald Trump responded to those comments


with a tweet in which he called Meryl Streep...


The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has held the first meeting


between British Government ministers and Donald Trump's top aides.


He will meet leading Republicans in Washington later today.


Our diplomatic correspondent James Robbins is with me.


This is all ahead of the Prime Minister's first trip


It could be as soon as next month. That's right, substance and


symbolism in this visit. Attempting to get the US and UK relationship


back on an even keel because the transatlantic ship was listing quite


badly after Nigel Farage was so quick to Trump Tower after the


election of the president elect Donald Trump. That sent an entirely


negative signal, particularly from a Downing Street point of view, about


where the axis of the US and UK relationship really lay. Boris


Johnson is in New York and Washington as a bit of a


trailblazer. In New York, he saw members of the incoming Trump


administration, and that was very important. Apparently they had very


frank discussions, including big differences between Washington and


London over Russia in particular. Today the Foreign Secretary will be


seeing Republican leaders on the hill in Congress, also very


important. It's worth underlining that he cannot, for protocol


reasons, see the likely next Secretary of State Rex Tillerson,


because he is facing congressional confirmation hearings and it


wouldn't be per before the Foreign Secretary to see him before he is


confirmed in office. -- wouldn't be proper. He is not seeing Donald


Trump, that is a murmured reserved for Theresa May.


More than a quarter of young people in Britain say they don't feel


in control of their lives as a result of political events


According to a national study, money worries are top of the list


of issues making them feel anxious about their future.


For 19-year-old Milly Rawley, getting help was crucial


to getting her life back on track after her mum died.


I faced a series of relationship breakdowns and different forms


of abuse until eventually when I was 16 I became


homeless for three months, and this was when mental


After receiving treatment in hospital, Milly is living


at the YMCA while doing her A-levels, and she's now


Compared to years ago, I know where I want to go,


what I want to do, and I know how to get there.


According to the Prince's Trust, which has supported Milly,


more than a quarter of young people don't feel in control


The charity says well-being for 16 to 25-year-olds is at its lowest


We need to invest in things like cadets, programs in schools


that are character-building and encourage teamwork.


I think we need to invest much more heavily in vocational training


Concerns over body image, recent political events including


the Brexit vote and the Syria situation, as well as money worries,


were all raised by the survey - issues these young people say


Because of recent political events and the economic outlook,


there is just a really high level of uncertainty.


You have to have a certain income to rent.


A lot of employers expect you to have lots of experience


just even to find an entry-level job.


While life can be difficult for all young people,


Milly says it's important to reach out when you know things are really


North Korea says it's ready at any time to test a long-range missile.


The country's leader, Kim Jong-Un, said in his New Year's address


that the missile was in the final stages of development.


Washington has made it clear that, if it launched an intercontinental


ballistic missile, America would shoot it down.


So is the threat real, or just posturing before


Here's our correspondent in Seoul, Steven Evans.


The big missiles paraded through Pyongyang.


Though some experts think they can't actually do


what North Korea claims they can, they are more for show.


In his New Year's message, Kim Jong-un said his country


was in the final stages of developing an intercontinental


ballistic missile - a long-range missile


A message echoed on the North Korea News.


The talking is getting tougher, and the tweeting.


Donald Trump tweeted about North Korea getting ICBMs.


But Washington's outgoing secretary of defence said that


if North Korea did test an ICBM, it might be shot down.


Their nuclear weapons and ballistic missile defence programmes


We try to stay ahead of that and we are trying,


we are staying ahead of that with our missile defences to make


sure we've upgraded their number, their type, so that we are sure


We have deployed missile defences in South Korea, Japan, Guam.


In Pyongyang, it was sports day on Sunday.


Workers from different industries competed and chanted


that they wanted the two halves of Korea to reunite.


Kim Jong-un visited a silk and textile mill.


He'll have more on his mind, though, than the design of quilts.


His nuclear ambitions are moving up the Washington agenda


Stephen Evans, BBC News, South Korea.


When the attack against the Berlin Christmas market happened,


one of the first who was killed was the Polish driver whose lorry


A British lorry driver was so moved by what happened


that he launched an appeal to help the Polish man's family.


So far, it's raised nearly ?200,000, and today


he's being thanked by the Polish ambassador in London.


Kasia Madeira is at the Polish embassy.


David Duncan had never met Lukasz Urban, he had never had contact with


him, but when he heard about what happened to the Polish trucker in


Berlin, he felt so moved, so compassionate that he set up this


online crowdfunding campaign. Today is about thanking him on behalf of


the Polish community in the UK and also the Polish community in Poland.


When you first heard about what happened, what did you feel?


Obviously I was very moved by the story, like everyone else. It


touched me a bit more being a truck driver myself, thinking about his


poor family he left behind, his work colleagues, he worked for his


cousin, a family firm, and it touched me in that way. When did the


idea come to set up this online fund? I had seen things on the news,


programmes about funding and things like that, I looked into it and


found Go Fund Me and it seemed like a good idea. The results have been


fantastic, you have had a lot of support. Overwhelming, incredible


support from all over the world. Unbelievable. It is not just people


from the driving community, people from Poland, Britain and all over


the world. The Polish community in the UK started spreading it around


the world, Polish people around the world and that is how it grew. Most


of the money has come from Polish people. That tells you everything,


really. I know that the family of Lukasz Urban were really touched.


His cousin contacted you and invited you to his funeral. In Banie. That's


true, we met the family, lovely people, quiet and unassuming,


gracious people. Hospitality is second to none, can't thank them


enough and can't wait to see them again. Today is about thanking Dave,


from the Polish Embassy in London. Dozens of people have died in parts


of central and eastern Europe in the past few days


because of bitterly cold weather. In Poland, where ten people


died, temperatures fell And heavy snow has fallen


in parts of Turkey, Italy Let's speak to our correspondent


in Budapest, Nick Thorpe. Yes, it's pretty cold here as you


can see. I'm standing across from the Hungarian parliament in


Budapest, and the Danube, large ice flows floating down the Danube.


Relatively mild in Budapest this morning, only -8, temperatures


touched 28 Celsius yesterday on the northern border. In neighbouring


Romania, the Eastern carpe diem is, a record -67 was recorded on a


mountain peak. -- Carpathian Mountains. Disruption, many schools


in and Bulgaria closed. The most vulnerable people, the in the


cities, migrants and refugees, moving into Turkey and Greece...


Remarkable weather conditions. On the Black Sea coast, snow and ice,


difficult conditions in large parts of Eastern Europe today. Nick, thank


you. The weather now with Louise. Some of that weather heading this


way? Cold, but not that cold. Everything


but the kitchen sink thrown at us through the course of this week. We


started today mild and wet, but if you are taking a walk across


Lancashire, a bit muddy underfoot. It is brightening up as the rain


spills down into the south-east corner in the next few hours.


Following behind, a scattering of showers and windy. Showers in the


far north turning increasingly wintry as they fall across the high


ground. Jails are likely to pick up, the wind clearing from the


south-east through the middle of the afternoon. -- gales are likely to


pick up. And improving picture. Not so across London and East Anglia.


We'll have to wait for the end of the afternoon for the rain to clear.


A breezy afternoon for Northern Ireland and western Scotland.


Waiting in the wings, something more organised will arrive after dark. A


pretty dismal end to the day. In the far north. It will be windy with


gales blowing the rain through at a pace, a wet night air. Breezy on


west facing coast. To much of a breeze for forced to be an issue,


two or three degrees to greet us in eastern part. Showers out to the


west. Through the day, something more organised starts to drift in


across the country. A weak affair in terms of rain, a bit of a nuisance.


A bit of cloud around, still quite mild on Tuesday. 7-11 degrees. The


colder air starts to did in as the wind swings around on Wednesday.


England and Wales, a good deal of drier weather. Increasingly wintry


at lower levels. It stays mild to the south, 7-9 degrees. 4-5, further


north. As you saw in Europe, a miserable start to the year,


particularly across Central and Eastern Europe. Westerly winds


starting to drive back the cold air out of Germany, Poland and the Czech


Republic over the next few days. A glimmer of better news here. For us,


the wind direction swinging from westerly to northerly, and the cold


air coming from the Arctic, not Europe, but it is going to turn


bitterly cold over the next few days towards the end of the week. That


means any showers would turn increasingly wintry, even at lower


levels. If you are out and about at the end of the week, more details on


early weather warnings on our website.


The main story. The Prime Minister has outlined her plans to combat


what she called the hidden injustice of mental illness. That is all from


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