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The sharp rise in people with mental health problems turning


Taken an overdose of prescribed medication.


Numbers in England have gone up by nearly fifty


per cent in four years - experts say it's the


They are very busy. Somebody with a mental health issue, it is not


conducive. It's yet more pressure


on A departments - as leaked documents reveal


the number of patients left Jeremy Corybn sets out Labour's


policy on EU migration - but is he for or against free


movement? We are not wedded to free movement


in the EU but I don't want to be misinterpreted, nor do we rule it


out. A fifteen-year-old girl


is arrested after the death More games, more money -


FIFA decides to expand the number of countries competing in the World


Cup. Coming up, cert Dave Brailsford


criticises the head of anti-doping for undermining an investigation


into anti-doping revelations. Good evening and welcome


to the BBC News at Six. There's been a steep increase


in the number of people arriving at accident and emergency


departments in England The latest official figures analysed


for the BBC show that last year there were over 165,000 psychiatric


attendances at A That's a rise of 47 per cent over


the last four years. That includes a rise of 89 per cent


in the number of children and young Emergency doctors describe the


figures as the tip of the iceberg. Our Social Affairs Correspondent


Alison Holt reports from Birmingham. It's another day of unrelenting


demand in the Emergency Department of Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth


Hospital. Is there any movement


in terms of beds? Patients are lining up


on trolleys in the corridor, She's taken an overdose of some


prescribed medication... The psychiatric team,


based in the department, is dealing with a number of people


who've tried to take She had a follow-on plan, she'd


taken an overdose the last time. Among them, a woman


in her early 20s. Doctors have dealt with the physical


affects of the overdose, but the root cause is her history


of mental health problems. I took an overdose, I went


up to the train track. She is one of a rapidly increasing


number of patients arriving at A's like this with psychiatric


difficulties, many are young. The voices are getting more intense,


wanting to harm myself. It's not attempts, it's


actually trying to do it. I'm not just doing it


as a cry for help. Is this the worst that


you've ever felt? I've never been this


bad before, I'm scared. In a busy A, even finding a room


for this conversation was a struggle, now this isn't


the right place for her, You know, if we were to


discharge her from here, she'd would likely go out


there and try and do Was there any particular trigger why


you took the tablets? At this hospital, they see more


than 100 people a week facing a psychiatric crisis


and the Mental Health Trust has set up a quiet unit nearby to assess


people away from the pressure. Its staff then search


for the psychiatric beds I'm trying to act upon this


as a matter of urgency for this lad because he doesn't sound


well at all. Nobody in a mental health crisis


should be in Accident Emergency unless they've got


a physical health need. Our A, what I see,


are very, very busy, overstimulated places and somebody


with a mental health issue, it's just not conducive at all to them,


to being in that environment. That's why in Birmingham they've set


up this street triage team to intervene before people reach


the Emergency Department. The patient here is


hearing voices stating - With a police officer, paramedic


and psychiatric nurse on board, they respond to 999 calls


where there are mental Already this evening the man


they're visiting has called His physical health is checked,


they listen to and assess him. Are you telling me that there


was these negative voices I think like there's


someone controlling me. It's kind of like, I'm


some kind of machine. After half an hour it's agreed,


rather than going to A, he'll keep a community appointment


in the morning. I think the first step is me asking


for help as well as being assured Over the last four, five weeks he's


been going to A quite a lot. I think he's had six


admissions through A So we've come out tonight to try


and prevent that cycle. Night and day the street


triage team is in demand, but here they believe it's making


a difference in getting We managed to reduce


the numbers of attendance to the A, but what you get,


you get high quality. You get mental health,


police forces and paramedics working in collaboration together to look


after one single patient. For many, A will remain


the first place they turn to, the challenge is to help people


who are vulnerable before Why are so many people with mental


health issues turning up at accident and emergency? It is complex, there


is increased awareness, people are more willing to talk about mental


health, but campaigners say if people are reaching a crisis and


feel the only place they can go is accident and emergency then that is


a sign that the community services are not working well enough because


they are not picking people up before they get that crisis.


Emergency doctors believe the figures are an underestimate, if


someone comes in having self harmed, that will go in a different column


in the statistics. The gold standard is to prevent people needing to go


to accident and emergency in the first place. The Department of


Health has said the Prime Minister has made it clear that they are


committed to improving mental health services in the NHS and across the


community. Thank you very much. Today, there was more evidence


of the pressure on A departments with leaked documents,


seen by the BBC, showing that tens of thousands of patients in England


were left waiting on trolleys Nearly 500 of them waited over 12


hours, that's three times as many Our Health Editor,


Hugh Pym has the story. This was life at one hospital on the


front line today, even more hectic than usual, with an astonishing 20%


more patients than last year. We are urging people to stay away if the


problem is not urgent and seek care elsewhere. The beginning of January


is always a busy time, much busier than this time last year. I think we


will make it through the winter but it is going to be really hard for


us. Since Christmas the NHS has been under immense pressure with some of


the busiest ever days in hospitals. The Red Cross said there was a


humanitarian crisis but this was denied by the government. The BBC


has obtained internal figures revealing the scale of the pressure.


A number of patients relying on trolleys for hours at a time because


beds were not available. The figures come from 131 Hospital trusts in


England, they sure there were 445 patients waiting more than 12 hours


on trolleys in that week. That compares with 158 for the whole of


January last year. One hospital missed the target of treating or


assessing 95% of patients within four hours. For 80 just the outcome


was below that. Jeremy Hunt hinted yesterday before our target might be


changed to cover urgent cases only. Earlier he said some accident and


emergency units had serious problems but had coped better than last year


but there were experts that there were no -- warnings from expert but


there were no easy solutions. We reduce the number of bed by half and


we increase the number of admissions to double. It is about reaching a


crisis situation. The data in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales


are not directly compatible and the data did not cover all hospitals but


it acknowledged there was unprecedented demand.


The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has been under pressure to spell out


exactly what Labour's position is on the free movement of people


from the rest of the EU to Britain - one of the key issues


In a speech he was expected to say they could ditch support for freedom


of movement and a low EU citizens to move to the UK but later said he


would not rule it out and said he did not think immigration was too


high. Here's our political editor. Will you welcome what was billed as


his position on Brexit? Everybody voted for a better future.


On the biggest question, what was his verdict? I don't want to be


misinterpreted, nor will we rule it out. We will demand that they give


us the power to intervene decisively and prevent workers from here or


abroad being used are exploited to undermine pay and conditions at


work. The original version of his speech had suggested freedom of


movement might be ditched but instead he wants to tighten up rules


that allowed foreign workers to be exploited. Does that mean you want


to see more or fewer people? It probably means there will be fewer


but I think we should also recognise there is a massive contribution made


to health service, education, manufacturing industry by people


from all over Europe. You say there will probably be fewer people coming


here, by how many? I cannot put a figure on it because we've not seen


the work that has been done. Is it a question of principle? Employers


should not be allowed to tear up existing arrangements in the


construction industry or industries. We've asked you whether you think


the levels are too high. Have you changed your mind? I've not. My mind


is clear that we need to end the exploitation. We need to maintain


market access within Europe and ensure there are good relations


between communities. Do you want to... I want us to have market


access and trade with Europe. That means continuing freedom of


movement. Let's see what comes out of the negotiation. Mr Corbyn was in


Peterborough, tone that has been changed by immigration. They worry


that the approach does them no favours. The amount of immigration


has not been good for Peterborough. A lot of foreigners are quite nice


but the system cannot cope. I find Labour are confusing and I don't


understand what the issues are. Jeremy Corbyn hopes he might have


more appeal than pounds and pence. Income limits could be on the way. I


think you need to look at each company and think, is it right that


the chief Executive earns 100 times those that are doing the work that


keeps the company going. After being expected to change direction, in the


end he more or less stayed on the spot. It is sticking to principles


that makes him the hero for his supporters but for his MPs it is a


stubbornness that means they could be doomed to fail.


A 15-year-old girl has been arrested after the death


She was found in the Woodthorpe area of the city with serious injuries


The teenager remains in custody and is being questioned by officers.


In the last few minutes they've named the girl as Katie Ruff. What


happened here sounds horrendous. Her mum and dad were here and they


realised the enormity of the situation and how gravely their


little girl was injured. This is Katie Ruff. She was found with fatal


injuries. Her grandparents described her as the darling princess. Friends


left flowers close to where she was discovered. She was very close


friend to my daughter. She was a beautiful little girl. Beautiful


family. People living in this cul-de-sac tries to help her mother,


who arrived just after she was found. A woman ran up the street,


she was shouting, help, help, call for an ambulance. I got halfway up


and I could see a body lying in the field but the police were already


there. Seven-year-old Katie died a short time after in hospital. A


15-year-old girl has been arrested and is being questioned. About half


a mile away, police have also been at a semidetached house as part of


the enquiry. There's been a steep increase


in the number of people arriving at A in England


with mental health issues. Claire Hollingworth,


who was first to report on the start of World War II,


dies at the age of 105. Coming up in Sportsday in the next


15 minutes, on BBC News. Kempton Park racecourse,


home of the King George VI Chase, is set to be closed to make way


for 3,000 new homes. The Jockey Club says


it's for the long-term The Jockey Club says it's


for the long-term benefit of racing. The governing body of world


football, Fifa, has approved plans to expand the tournament from 32


to 48 countries by 2026. The new format will feature 16


Groups of three teams, with the top two of each Group


going through to There'll now be a total of 80


matches, but the winners will still only play seven games


to lift the trophy. The move is projected to generate


?800 million in additional revenue for Fifa through broadcasting,


commercial and match-day income. Critics have called it a "money


grab and a power grab." From Zurich, our Sports News


correspondent, Richard Conway, has been talking to Fifa's new boss,


Gianni Infantino. Fifa has finally cleared a path to a


World Cup of 48 teams from 2026, 16 more countries will join football's


flagship tournament. Speaking to me today, the world gov earning body's


president insisted, in the face of much criticism, it's time for the


sport to look beyond its traditional borders. Football has become a truly


global game because many more countries, many more teams, will


have the chance to qualify, so they will invest in developing football.


They will invest in developing elite football as well as grass-roots


football. They will invest in their technical developments and this will


make sure that the quality raises. The growth of the World Cup will


bring in revenue. Fifa stand to make ?500 million profit in 2026


according tos it own research. . Was elected on a pledge to deliver a


bigger competition insist it is not about cash and politics. It's not at


all money and power grab, it's the opposite. It's a football decision.


So the way we presented it was - OK - we present four for mats, every


one of the four for mats has advantages in erms it of the


financial situation which means we are in a comfortable situation to be


able to take a decision simply based on the sporting merit. -- for mats.


Asia and Africa stand to benefit the most when the extra 16 places are


divided up. There will be more slots too for European nations. The


Scottish FA welcomed today's decision, believing it will give


them and others a better chance of qualifying. After a number of years,


when Fifa was a by-word for corruption, it's new leadership is


determined to assert itself. Gianni Infantino's task is now to convince


his critics a reformed World Cup is a force for good. Richard Conway,


BBC News Zurich. Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland's


former First Minister, says Northern Ireland


is "undoubtedly" heading for a period of direct


rule from Westminster. Under the rules of the power-sharing


Government, she was forced to step down as the First Minister yesterday


after her partner in Government, Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness,


resigned his post as the Deputy The problems stem from a bitter row


about a mismanaged energy scheme. THE SPEAKER: The Secretary of State


for Northern Ireland. It all has echoes


of unhappier times. In the House of Commons,


a British minister was making Right honourable and honourable


members should be in no doubt, the situation we face


in Northern Ireland today is grave and the Government treats it


with the utmost seriousness. The situation to which he was


referring was the collapse of the power-sharing


Government at Stormont. A decade of broad consensus


between Republicans On the surface, it's


about a green energy scheme, the cost of which was found


to have been exorbitant. The scheme was originally overseen


by the Democratic Unionist leader and the out going First Minister,


Arlene Foster. The major sticking point between us


over this last few weeks has been the fact that Sinn Fein would not


agree to the establishment of an inquiry until I stepped


aside as First Minister. For me, I felt to have done


so would have led to the conclusion that I was guilty of something


improper, which is not the case. Across in West Belfast the leader


of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, was issuing two warnings -


a return to direct rule from London would not be acceptable and neither


would a return to the same power-sharing arrangements


with the Democratic Unionists If the DUP think that they're


going to waltz out of Government or are have an election and then


waltz back into Government on the same terms as caused


the collapse, then they'll have The politics of Northern Ireland can


seem pretty impenetrable from outside, but here's


the essential point - it took years to put together


a successful power-sharing That Government oversaw


peace and stability. There is uncertainty about how


to put it all back together. Nicholas Witchell,


BBC News, Belfast. There was more travel misery


for hundreds of thousands of Southern Rail passengers today,


as the network's drivers It's just the latest industrial


action in a row between the unions and the company over plans


for driver-only operated trains. As our transport correspondent,


Richard Westcott, reports, it could More than 2,200 Southern services


weren't running today. Platform 2 for the delayed


0747 Thameslink service. Their passengers were forced


to find other routes in. The whole situation seems


like a complete joke. I'd like to know that


when I get on the train, that I'm going to end up


at my destination at a certain time. Well, this is the queue just to get


into East Croydon station, all of these people are trying


to get to London, it's It snakes around a lot,


then actually goes down the side of the station,


probably about 100 meters For nearly a year, they've been


rowing about changes to the role Southern wants drivers to take over


closing the train doors. The unions say that


threatens safety and jobs. Southern says no-one's


losing their post and the safety This is The Body Shop's


new ?1 million lab in Croydon. They moved hundreds of staff


here last year because of the great train service, but Southern's


drivers aren't working overtime at the moment,


causing delays and cancellations It's having a devastating effect


on The Body Shop's staff. They're missing childrens birthdays,


they can't arrange meetings, They're feeling stressed,


tired and irritable and there's a number of people saying every day,


from about 4.00pm, they're sitting getting more and more stressed


about whether they're going to get home, at all, or on time


for the commitment Back on board, several


commuters said this. I mean the Government need


to do something about it. So the BBC put the question


to the Minister. REPORTER: What are you,


as Transport Secretary, Don't you have a duty


to step in on behalf... The Government's engaged day


in and day out in trying to find a way to get this issued resolved,


and we'll carry on doing that. In Merseyside, unions are fighting


similar plans to bring It's Southern today,


but this issue threatens It was the scoop of the century,


the news of the Nazi invasion of Poland that triggered


World War II. Today, Clare Hollingworth,


the British war correspondent As a rookie reporter in Poland,


she'd spotted German forces James Robbins looks back at her


extraordinary life and career. This is a national


programme from London. Germany has invaded Poland


and has bombed many towns. But three days earlier,


Clare Hollingworth's greatest scoop had already appeared in the Daily


Telegraph. Alone, inside Germany,


she'd seen the Nazis Aged 27 and a journalist


for less than a week, a woman in a man's world had beaten


the lot of them. 1939, I went out to Poland


to become number two to Hugh Carleton Greene of BBC fame,


and I got to Warsaw and he said, "one of us has got


to go to the frontier." And I was on the German-Polish


frontier when the German And Clare Hollingworth's


scoops kept coming. In 1963, she uncovered Kim Philby's


escape to Russia as an MI6 traitor. For weeks, the Guardian refused


to publish, fearing a libel action. But above all, she was


a war correspondent, across the Middle East


and notably in Vietnam, I'm really passionately


interested in war and if one is passionately interested


in war, one can't help Last year in Hong Kong,


fellow journalists celebrated Clare's 105th birthday as even more


extraordinary stories emerged of her role before World War II,


helping refugees escape the Nazis. In danger herself so many times,


Clare Hollingworth was witness the great events across more


than a century. Clare Hollingworth who has died at


the age of 105. It is getting lively over the next


few days. We have a weak weather front moving southwards and


eastwards. Weak in terms of rainfall. As it moves through, a


strong and cold wind coming from a long way north and west. Rain


initially in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Head south across England


and Wales it will become light and patchy. The winds will pick up to


gale force and behind it a lot of showers, turning wintry over the


higher ground in Scotland. A chilly night, major towns and cities in


single figures and cold in the wind. The wind will be a key feature of


things tomorrow. There could be travel disruption to the northern


half of the UK with winds at 60mph-70mph. Maybe more. A Ross


cross wind for the central lowlands of Scotland and quite a few showers.


Showers and windy in Northern Ireland and northern England, too.


The strongest winds over and to the east of the Pennines. Further south


a blustery start to the day, not much in the way of rainfall. In the


western side of Wales there will be a few showers early on. It's windy


the further west you go. Gusts of wind 45mph through the morning. It


will be windy to all parts through the day. The showers will be in


Northern Ireland, northern England and in Scotland the snow showers


will come down the mountains as we get on into the afternoon and


evening. It will be cold across the board, seven to eight in the south,


three or so in Glasgow. Factor in the wind and it will be colder than


that. Snow showers continue across Scotland. Northern Ireland will see


some into the early hours of Thursday. Some of it will get down


to low levels. It will be cold, a touch of frost and icy patches


northern England up to Scotland and Northern Ireland, too. Thursday,


cold and windy day, snow showers around. Further south, wetter


weather for Wales and England. We could see snow as well. Thank you


very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six,


so it's goodbye from me, and on BBC One we now join the BBC's


news teams where you are.