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The leader of the Palestinian group
Hamas calls for an uprising
after President Trump's recognition
of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Tear gas and water cannons are used
as violence breaks out
in Palestinian areas of the West
We will be asking what further
fallout there is likely to be from
President Trump's controversial
Also this lunchtime:
Missed targets in A&E -
the number of people waiting more
than four hours in UK has more
than doubled since 2013.
A final report into a tram crash
in Croydon in south east London
which killed seven passengers has
concluded that the driver
probably fell asleep.
Under fire - a university
is criticised for giving
its outgoing vice-chancellor more
than £800,000 in pay and benefits.
It cost £3 billion to build
and weighs 65,000 tonnes -
the Queen welcomes HMS
Queen Elizabeth into the fleet.
And pizza goes posh, the Neapolitan
pizza gains world Heritage status.
world Heritage status.
And coming up in the sport on BBC
News: Premier League clubs make
history in the Champions League -
with 5 teams from England
reaching the knockout
stages for the first time.
Good afternoon and welcome
to the BBC News at One.
The leader of Hamas,
the Palestinian Islamist group,
has called for an uprising
or intifada in response
to President Trump's decision
to recognise Jerusalem
as the capital of Israel.
Palestinians in the West Bank
and Gaza Strip are today holding
a day of strikes and protests
and Israel's military
has used water cannon
against protesters in Bethlehem.
of the United States,
including Saudi Arabia and France,
have condemned President Trump's
decision, but Israel has hailed it
as "historic," and Mr Trump himself
insists his plan will help to
promote peace in the Middle East.
Here's our correspondent
Tension is again simmering here in
the Israeli occupied West Bank.
Israeli soldiers confronting pockets
of Palestinians, protesting after a
landmark shift in US policy. In
Jerusalem's all city where security
is always tight shops shut in the
Muslim quarter reflect anger. But
for many Israeli dues, their key
ally recognising this as their
capital, is long overdue.
historic. We have been waiting for
it for a long time. I hope it does
not get stuck in endless
bureaucracy. The proof is in the
pudding and we are very excited
But for many Palestinians
the mood disqualifies Washington as
an honest broker, the noise now not
about peace but resistance. In Gaza
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist
group, called for another uprising.
In Arabic it is intifada, a word
synonymous with more troubled times.
TRANSLATION: Tomorrow will be a day
of rage and the beginning of a wider
move towards an uprising which we
will call the intifada of Jerusalem
and freedom in the West Bank.
Trump said he was merely recognising
the reality. Israel's Prime Minister
is now claiming others will follow
TRANSLATION: I have no doubt
that once the American embassy moves
to Jerusalem or even before, there
will be a movement of other
embassies to Jerusalem. The time has
But the international reaction
so far suggests otherwise. In
Istanbul anger directed at
Washington outside the US consulate
last night. And America's allies
like France also disagree. President
Macron was today at an airbase in
Qatar will stop a piece del between
the Palestinians and Israelis he
says is only possible if Jerusalem
has an international status.
TRANSLATION: The status of Jerusalem
is a question of international
security which concerns the entire
tensions rise, France and Britain
will express their opposition
directly to the Americans at a
special UN Security Council meeting
tomorrow. The fear that a
decades-old conflict could lead to
widespread violence once again.
widespread violence once again.
Our diplomatic Correspondent
James Robbins joins me.
James, taking up on what Tom was
saying, this violence we have seen
is what was feared the most?
predicted widely predicted by
President Trump's State Department
who issued instructions to that
effect to its own diplomats, to
avoid all but essential travel to
the region. What is really
remarkable that was in Tom's report
was the scale of international unity
against the position taken by
President Trump. It is advocating
completely different tactics, Hamas
and the government of the major
Western powers, including Britain
and France, who are calling for a
discussion of the United States
Brahma decisions in the security
council. It is very unusual for the
Europeans to be seen orchestrating a
meeting in the UN which is bound to
be highly critical of Washington. It
is a remarkable moment but the hope
is that such protests as there is
maybe largely peaceful, not
exclusively peaceful, and the
pressure now on President Trump,
including from Boris Trout the
Foreign Secretary, is to back up his
decision with definite American
proposals to try to advance the
peace process. Boris Johnson echoing
what other people have said, you
have taken this provocative
decision, now you have to follow it
up with ideas about how you really
are going to advance the peace
The number of patients waiting
for over four hours to be seen
in Accident and Emergency units
across the UK has more than doubled
in the past four years,
according to research done
by the BBC.
Northern Ireland has the worst
performance, England has seen
the fastest deterioration.
The government says more money
is being made available in England
to help hospitals cope this winter,
as our Health Correspondent
Dominic Hughes reports.
Right across the UK,
accident and emergency departments
have been working at full capacity.
Now BBC analysis shows how
an already busy system
is struggling to cope.
The waiting time target to treat
or deal with 95% patients
within four hours is being missed
across the country.
In the past year, more
than 3 million patients waited
longer than four hours,
an increase of 120%
on four years ago.
But visits to A&E are up by only 7%,
to nearly 27 million.
To ensure the target is met,
the NHS would need to build
an additional 20 A&E departments.
There is no more
capacity in the system.
Staff are working really hard,
our nurses, our doctors,
and we've reached a point
where we unfortunately
cannot meet that demand.
It's clear that, over
the last four years,
more and more people have been
attending accident and emergency
departments, but it's the complexity
of many of those cases that has
contributed to longer
and longer waits for patients,
and the picture right across the UK
is extremely mixed.
Scotland has come closest
to hitting the target,
while England has seen the biggest
increase in those facing the long
wait, but performance
is even worse in Wales.
Northern Ireland manages
to see just three quarters
of patients within four hours.
The Luton and Dunstable Hospital
is one of the best performing
in the UK, but that's taken
an intense effort.
We can only meet the four-hour
target if we can move patients out
of the emergency department and,
to be able to do that,
we need to have beds available
within the hospital to move those
patients from the emergency
department, and that's
where everybody working
within the hospital system
has a role to play.
Across the UK, there are efforts
to control the numbers arriving
at A&E while also moving patients
through hospitals more
quickly to free up beds,
but the coming winter months
will be a challenge.
We know the NHS is under more
pressure, because we've got more
people coming to A&E.
We also know that money is tight.
We also know there are
But what I can assure everybody
is that both trusts and the national
NHS have prepared better
for this winter than they have
ever prepared before,
but we'll have to see what happens.
A busy NHS means longer
waiting times and, so far,
there is little sign of respite
for staff or patients.
Dominic Hughes, BBC News.
With me now is our
Health Editor Hugh Pym.
Are the pressures on A&E even more
intense this winter the last?
does seem like that. We had new
figures today from NHS England stay
in bed occupancy in hospitals in the
most recent week was 94.5% above
where it was a year ago. The issue
of bed availability is key to all of
this because if beds cannot be freed
up for new patients coming in, you
get a backlog going back into A&E
and these long wait there.
Discharging patients is a problem as
we have heard so many times because
of social care issues. If an elderly
patient is medically fit but cannot
be found somewhere to go because
something has not been set up at
home, that causes problems. Yes,
more money has been invested in
social care by the government in
England and, yes, the government has
made more money available in the
budget for the NHS to deal with
winter pressures. But there is a
feeling that is too little, too
late. Looking back with this BBC
research it shows the relentless
rise in patient numbers coming
through the door, but even more of
them waiting longer than four hours.
It has gone down a bit in Scotland
but rapidly up in England.
much is this down to people going to
A&E when they do not need to?
is an element of that. The way best
hospitals deal with it, including
Luton and Dunstable, is to have
senior doctors near the front door
of the hospital, and GPs, so you can
take people out of the equation and
send them back into the community
because they do not need to be
there. But there are people who feel
they are not getting what they need
from their local GP, they are not
getting the cover they want outside
hospital and they want to be there.
The NHS in England feels there is a
big education robo people here who
are going to see a pharmacist and
not coming to A&E, are going to a
GP, and they think that is the best
way of taking pressure off this
And if you want to find
out what waiting times
are like at your hospital service,
go to the BBC's NHS Tracker
page on the website.
You just need to put
in your postcode.
Accident investigators have
concluded that the driver
of the tram which crashed in Croydon
last year killing seven passengers
and injuring dozens more had
probably dozed off as the tram
approached a sharp
bend at high speed.
Investigators made a number of
introducing automatic braking
systems and putting in tougher
windows and doors.
Going far too fast around a tight
bend that killed seven people and
injured more than 60. Now the
official report suggests the driver
may have temporarily nodded off. You
can see just how tight this band is.
The tram was meant to be going
around it at 13 miles an hour, a
snail's pace, like we are now. It
actually went around the bend at
nearer 45 miles an hour. One of the
survivors was standing exactly where
I am standing now checking his
The injury I sustained on the
tram that they just changed my life.
It is more than a year ago, but the
memories are fresh.
I pulled my foot
away and I held into the pole in
front of me and I said, God, please
save my life. There were people
screaming and shouting underneath
the tram because they were trapped.
Please do not serve on me, I am
He thinks passengers
tried to warn the driver.
when they approach that corner it
normally slows down. But that date
everybody knew, everybody was
screaming and shouting back down the
door, but we did not get any
correspondence from the driver.
Investigators found other worrying
facts. Another tram nearly derailed
on the same corner just nine days
before but it was not investigated
properly. Nine drivers admitted they
had used emergency or heavy braking
on the same bend but were worried
about reporting near misses. There
was talk about inadequate speed
signs. Half of the passengers were
thrown out through smashed windows
and doors, the main cause of
injuries and deaths. Investigators
say trams should have tougher doors
and glass in the future. Marilyn
Logan lost her husband Philip in the
accident. She is furious at the tram
operator did not act on previous
Very angry because
these procedures should be there to
protect the public. That is not
protecting the public.
The driver is
still being investigated on
suspicion of manslaughter. Since the
accident Newsbeat signs have gone up
and there is a new system that
vibrates the seat if the driver
closes their eyes for more than a
second. Survivors are living with
this accident every day.
know what to say. It changed my life
It changed my life completely.
Downing Street says the government
is "close to an agreement"
on the status of the Irish border
after Brexit, although there
is more work to be done.
The EU says a proposal from the UK
is needed by Sunday at the latest,
in advance of a summit next week.
Let's speak to our Political
Mason at Westminster.
The clock is ticking,
and the government's under a lot
of pressure to come up
with a solution that
will satisfy all sides?
Yes. To describe this as rather
tricky would be the mild
understatement of the morning. As
things stand there is no
breakthrough, said the European
Commission said this morning there
was no white smoke yet, in their
words. Downing Street is saying that
they are close but there is still
more work to be done. We now know of
a new deadline, a redefinition of
when the end of this week is. The
European Commission are saying as
far as they are concerned there is
an till the end of Sunday for the UK
to come forward with a new plan.
Why? On Monday morning civil
servants, known as Sherpas because
they are meant to guide the way to
the summit, that European summit
started a week today that will
decide whether or not sufficient
progress has been made to talk about
the next stage, to talk about the
future relationship. Meanwhile, back
here criticism from 19 remain
supporting Conservative MPs in the
direction of their Brexit supporting
colleagues saying they have acted
irresponsibly in restricting the
Prime Minister, making it harder for
her to negotiate. A reminder of the
mighty complicated nature of these
negotiations. There are critics and
different compromises to consider.
Our top story this lunchtime:
Tear gas and water cannons are used
as violence breaks out
in the Palestinian West Bank,
following President Trump's
recognition of Jerusalem
as Israel's capital.
'Tis the season to be jolly,
and this group of actors is gearing
up for The Great Muslim Panto.
Coming up in sport:
Russian Sports Federations
are to decide next week
whether they will accept
an invitation from the IOC
for athletes who prove themselves
"clean" to compete at
the Winter Games in Pyeongchang.
This is the the largest and most
expensive warship ever
built for the Royal Navy.
The Queen commissioned HMS
Queen Elizabeth at a ceremony
in Portsmouth attended
by 4,000 people.
The ship, which won't take part
in military operations until 2021,
cost more than £3 billion and has
become the flagship of the fleet.
Our defence correspondent Jonathan
Beale has been watching it all.
Well, despite the weather, this is a
bright day for the Royal Navy. This
ship will be in service for the next
50 years. As you say, the largest,
most expensive warship now being
commissioned by Her Majesty the
Queen into service, and the white
ensign raised for the first time.
A day of pride for the Royal Navy,
and a chance to look to the future
and, for now, forget about recent
defence cuts and fears of even more.
This, the day the nation's largest
ever warship is commissioned into
It's been a long,
complicated but committed journey to
get to this point, and commissioning
the ship is a key milestone in that.
It's been one of the biggest
engineering projects ever
undertaken, a national endeavour
involving more than 10,000 people
across the UK, helping build this,
the first of two massive new
carriers, all assembled in Rosyth.
Over the past few months, HMS Queen
Elizabeth and her 700 strong crew
have been testing her at Stephen
Dodd Russia has already described
her as a large convenient target.
But the government says she will be
a potent weapon and a symbol of
British military power. Two years
ago, the queen named her. Today, she
made her first visit on board, in
front of 4000 guests in the ship's
cavernous hangar that will
eventually hold the carrier's
May God's blessing be an
this ship and your endeavours to
uphold the endeavours of the Royal
Navy in the service hopper Majesty
the Queen be crowned with success
And the raising of
the white ensign for the first time,
meaning she is now legally
recognised as a Royal Navy warship.
The nation's future flagship saluted
with a fly past.
A true flagship for
the 21st century, the most powerful
and capable ship ever to raise the
white ensign, she will in the years
and decades ahead represent this
country's resolve on the global
She will be a giant of the
sea, but at a price of more than £3
billion. The jet that will fly off
her will cost millions more. And,
despite the cheering, this at a time
when there is talk of further
This is another milestone, not the
end of the journey. Next year, Queen
Elizabeth will be conducting flight
trials, first with helicopters and
then with those US 35 jets, each
costing about £100 million, and then
she will go on her first military
deployments in 2021.
Bath Spa University has
defended its decision
to give its departing
Vice Chancellor £808,000
in pay and benefits.
It comes a week after
the vice-chancellor at neighbouring
Bath University announced
she was resigning,
following controversy over her pay.
Adina Campbell reports.
Known for its popular teacher
training courses, Bath Spa
University prides itself as one of
the UK's leading creative
institutions. It's also one of the
country's smallest universities, but
it's now been revealed that payments
to its departing Vice Chancellor,
Professor Christina Slade, are
thought to be the highest in the
university sector, reigniting anger
about excessive Vice Chancellor
£800,000 for a former vice
Chancellor is outrageous, and for
Bath Spa University to be paying
this shows they are accountable to
nobody in effect. We need an
independent enquiry into vice
chancellors' pay and, until that's
done, I think the government should
impose a cap of no more than
£200,000 for any Vice Chancellor per
Bath Spa University said it
paid Professor Slade a sum which
reflected her contractual and
statutory entitlements and was
considered to represent value for
money. On top of her quarter of £1
million salary, Professor Christina
Slade was also paid £429,000 for
loss of salary, £89,000 of pension
contributions, plus a housing
allowance and other benefits
amounting to £40,000. A total of
You are talking an
enormous amount of money, and you
are talking about this set against
students having high levels of debt,
staff finding their pensions are
being attacked, knowing that they
have a system that is under real
This isn't the first time
that Bath has hit the headlines over
Vice Chancellor play. Last week,
Professor Dame Glynis broke well,
Britain's highest-paid Vice
Chancellor, announced she was
resigning from Bath University in a
row over her £468,000 salary. --
Glynis Breakwell. The government has
told universities from next year
they have to justify paying staff
more than £155,000, in what
campaigners say is a bloated and out
of date big bucks system.
A senior counterterrorism officer
has pleaded guilty to leaving
confidential documents in a car. He
admitted leaving them in a car for
45 days before they were stolen in
May. -- for four or five days.
An investigation has been launched
into whether Momentum,
which supports Jeremy Corbyn,
broke spending rules
during the general election.
The Electoral Commission
is considering if the grassroots
campaigning organisation spent more
money than is legally allowed,
and if it accurately
There's been yet another outbreak
of wildfire in southern California,
hitting the state's main costal
highway and reaching
the Pacific Ocean.
The homes of more than 150,000
people have been evacuated
in an area north of Los Angeles,
and hundreds of buildings
have been damaged.
James Cook has sent this report.
No one can escape from nature,
not even in Bel-Air,
one of the wealthiest
suburbs on earth.
All day, there's been
a battle to save homes here,
and the owners have been rushing
to grab what they can as they flee
from their mansions.
We built this house 13 years ago.
Never seen anything like it.
Do you think the firefighters
are going to save it?
They are my heroes.
It's in God's and the
And those heroes are being helped
by much lighter winds, for now.
So, with the potential winds, OK,
and the fires developing,
those embers can fly a distance
away, spark-firing canyons below us.
And you are worried that that
might be what happens,
because the winds are forecast
to get up?
The media mogul Rupert Murdoch's
vineyard property is one of those
which is smouldering,
but helicopters have been making
good use of the lull in the weather.
Well, these firefighters are now
battling a blaze in one of the most
exclusive neighbourhoods in Los
We are surrounded by expensive
homes, and this fire is likely
to get worse this afternoon,
when the winds pick up.
It was in the beach-side city
of Ventura where the first wildfire
exploded with terrifying speed.
Driven by ferocious desert winds
whipping down the dusty canyons.
And last night it jumped
the main coastal motorway,
causing terror for drivers.
To the left is Bel-Air.
To the right is, hmm...
Is that Brentwood?
It has barely rained here in LA
for six months, and you can tell.
Many scientists say climate change
is driving more frequent and more
For California, this is yet
another grim wake-up call.
James Cook, BBC News, Los Angeles.
Australia's parliament has
to legalise same-sex marriages,
after months of intense
There was cheering, clapping
and hugging as parliament's lower
house approved the measure.
A national poll showed
a majority of Australians
were in favour of same-sex unions.
Ed Sheeran has been awarded an MBE
by the Prince of Wales
for his musical achievements
and his charity work.
The award-winning celebrity,
whose latest album Divided spent
more than 15 weeks at the top
of the charts, received the honour
at Buckingham Palace.
World heritage status -
conferred by the Unesco -
is usually awarded to buildings
or to sites of special importance.
But today the art of Neapolitan
pizza-making has been honoured
by the cultural body.
Pizza-makers in Naples say they'll
celebrate by giving out -
guess what - free pizza
in the streets.
James Reynolds has been
hoping to get a slice.
You might not think that
pizza here in Naples
needs Unesco protection.
There are plenty of
people queueing up.
But it's now of the world's
If I can get past here,
I want to show you how it's done.
This is the pizza maker.
Unesco decided what
he's doing here...
Have a look at how he's
kneading the dough.
What he's doing here
is unique to Naples.
It may be copied across the world,
but it started here first.
THEY SPEAK ITALIAN.
He's very happy.
Obviously, a leading question.
Then have a look here
at what happens to the world's
It goes into the oven
for about two minutes.
It may be intangible but,
in the end, you can eat it.
James Reynolds in Naples, hoping to
sample some world heritage pizza.
What's thought to be Britain's
first-ever Muslim pantomime
premiers this month.
It will be touring six cities.
BBC Asian Network's
Shabnam Mahmood has more.
Final rehearsals for
the Great Muslim Panto,
billed as the first of its kind.
It's not much different
from your average production,
but this one's been made
with Muslims in mind and includes
a regular from the BBC hit
comedy Citizen Khan.
It's a Muslim cast, a full Muslim
cast for the first time,
and the storyline is a little bit
different as well.
There's a bit of good teaching Islam
implemented in it as well.
We get a lot of stick
from certain people who say
that we don't integrate enough,
but you can't get more integrated
than a Muslim panto, can you?
# So the story goes...
Although it follows the real life
story of an orphan girl,
the production keeps in mind
the traditional Christmas pantos -
plenty of songs, costume
changes and comedy.
It's been created and performed
by a Muslim family cast of seven,
which includes the baby.
It's got all the traditional
slapstick, it's got the "He's behind
you", all of that in it,
but it's just got a bit
of our history, too.
It's actually an opportunity
for people like Muslim women to say,
you know what, I wear a hijab
but I can still go on stage and act
and I can still do my dream,
so we're giving a platform for them.
The performance is not just
restricted to a Muslim audience
but organisers are hoping for more
people from the Islamic faith
to come to the show,
proving that pantomime
is for everyone.
I told you to poison the red apple!
I did poison the red apple.
The Great Muslim Panto will tour six
cities across the country
and is expected to raise thousands
of pounds for charity.
Shabnam Mahmood, BBC News.
Time for a look at the weather.
Here's Louise Lear.
As storm Caroline arrived?
Yes, and she is influencing the
weather story, but not you would
think, because we have storm force
winds across the north of Scotland
and an amber weather warning in
force but, once this frontal system
plays away, it's going to open
floodgates for bitterly cold Arctic
air to push right across the
country. It will feel pretty
miserable out there for the next
couple of days, a really wintry
flavour to the weather. For now,
we've still got some rain in the far
south-east to tearaway. Behind it,
some brightness and sunshine coming
through before a cluster shells
develops, some of them heavy and
sundry with some hail and eventually
smoke as we go through the end of
the day. It will be a miserable end
to the day across Scotland, blizzard
like conditions here with the snow
and feeling bitterly cold. We've
seen the warmest of the weather,
believe it or not, across England
and Wales this morning, but the cold
air starting to filter down from the
north, and that will continue to
exacerbate the shower through the
night, falling as snow across
Scotland, into Northern Ireland,
through the Cheshire gap towards
Wales as well. A cold start to
Friday, with temperatures hover ring
either side of freezing. If you are
roads early on with some snow
showers, lying snow a possibility,
and some ice on the road but it's
worth tuning in to your BBC local
radio stations for travel and
traffic updates. Look how widespread
the showers are at 8am, blown in by
gale force winds. A miserable start
for much of Scotland and Northern
Ireland, running down through the
Isle of Man, through the Cheshire
gap and towards the north Midlands
and Wales, which is where we are
likely to see the most frequent
showers in the early morning. A cold
start elsewhere, but a dry one, with
some glimpses of sunshine for some,
particularly eastern England. The
north-westerly wind always driving
in the showers, chiefly to north and
west facing coasts, but some of
those will filter inland, so we
could see some accumulations by the
end of the afternoon, five to ten
centimetres across England and
Wales, ten to 20 centimetres across
Scotland, and it will feel raw at
fair. You will need to wrap up warm.
On Friday and Saturday, a cold and
frosty start, a few showers but not
as frequent and a quieter day, with
some sunshine, but bitterly cold. On
Sunday, you will need to keep
abreast of the forecasts if you've
got outdoor plans, because this
weather system as it comes in is
going to bump into the cold air and
on the leading edge there will be
some snow, but there is a great deal
of uncertainty about that.
A reminder of our main
story this lunchtime:
Tear gas and water cannons are used
as violence breaks out