good afternoon. nhs patients in england are being promised access to "world—class" treatments as part of the new ten—year plan for the health service. the prime minister says the publication of the plan this week marks an "historic" moment for the health service, with the nhs budget rising to £20 billion a year by 2023. labour says staff shortages and cuts to the health and social care systems in recent years will make it very hard to deliver what's being proposed. here's our health correspondent dominic hughes. one... two... jenny ray knows first—hand how hard it can be to live with poor mental health. for years, she's struggled with anxiety and depression. when she's needed help, she's had good support from her gp and the wider nhs. but she says mental health is still only second—best when compared to physical problems. it feels like we're making a start, but there still seems to me like there's a long way to go, um... and i mean,
i don't have the answers, but it seems to me that waiting months and months for treatment can't possibly be right. improving the provision of mental—health services for people likejenny is one of the areas the prime minister is highlighting today, mrs may outlining measures that she says secure the future of the nhs and will deliver world—class care. we're seeing more people, we're treating more people, but because the demand... but you're not hitting your targets. no, we're slipping against the targets, because despite the fact that we're actually doing more, the demand is outstripping that. that's why we needed to take a look, that's why we needed to put the extra money in, that is why we needed to say in future. it's all part of a long—term plan for the nhs in england, highlighting the priorities for the health service over the coming decade. they include improved maternity care, better detection and prevention of disease, and more support for elderly people to maintain their independence. labour says it has no problems
with the ambitious plan but the health service lacks the resources to see it through. a lot of the announcements in the plan, like trying to expand mental—health services, getting better at how we deal with cardiovascular conditions, getting better with how we treat cancer, there is nothing inherently wrong with those aspirations. the point is the funding isn't sufficient and the staff isn't there. we need a staffing plan for the nhs. there has been a broad welcome for this initial outline of priority areas — more details will be unveiled tomorrow. but the nhs is already facing staff shortages, rising demand for services, and cuts to other parts of the health and social care system, so health campaigners say fulfilling the promises of better care over the next decade will be extremely tough. dominic hughes, bbc news. theresa may has said the uk will be in "uncharted territory" if it rejects her brexit deal. mps are due to start debating the deal this week ahead of a vote in parliament.
mrs may said she'd spent the christmas break trying to get assurances to convince mps who currently plan to vote against the deal on our withdrawal from the eu on march 29th. but she gave little away on what those assurances might be or what would happen if her deal is defeated. here's our political correspondent nick eardley. with the holiday season over, things are well and truly getting back to normal, dumping the christmas tree, getting back to the daily grind. for the prime minister, it means trying to finally sort out brexit, but a new year doesn't mean a new approach from theresa may. she's sticking to a brexit plan, but she is hoping to offer assurances to win over her critics. the first is measures that will be specific for northern ireland, the second is a greater role for parliament as we take these
negotiations into the next stage for oui’ negotiations into the next stage for our future relationship, and negotiations into the next stage for ourfuture relationship, and the third, and we are still working on this, is further assurances from the european union to address the issues that have been raised. the problem - assurances so far haven't been enough for people in here. the pm said mps will definitely vote one her deal in around ten days' time, but as things stand the government defeat still looks likely. then what? then actually were going to be in uncharted territory. i don't think anyone can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction... i was rather hoping you could! might you try asking mps to vote again? she wouldn't rule it out, but she's keeping us guessing on her plan b, could those who want no—deal end up with no brexit at all? by those who want a second referendum end up with no—deal? all? by those who want a second referendum end up with no-deal? i've a lwa ys referendum end up with no-deal? i've always said no—deal is better than a bad deal, what we have on the table isa bad deal, what we have on the table is a good deal. if others still think they could do a betterjob...
the reason theresa may has had such a botched set of negotiations is because of her red lines. if we, as a new incoming labour government, we re a new incoming labour government, were to go to europe without those red lines, we know that we could get a different, better deal. there will be no easing into the new year when westminster returns tomorrow. the clock is ticking, and there's lots to do in 2019. nick eardley, bbc news. the next stage of the universal credit roll—out is to be scaled back amid concerns about the controversial new system, which merges six different benefits into one monthly payment. mps were due to vote on transferring three million people to the new system — that's now been reduced to 10,000. the government insists it will still deliver on its timetable of having all claimants on universal credit by 2023 as planned. detectives in surrey have been given another 12 hours to question a 35—year—old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of a passenger on a train on friday afternoon. the attack on lee pomeroy, who was 51, happened in front of his 14—year—old son shortly after boarding the train in guildford.
an egyptian bomb explosives expert has been killed while attempting to defuse a device left outside a church in a suburb of cairo. the incident, in the nasr city district, comesjust a day before egypt's minority coptic christians celebrate christmas. coptic christians, who make up the majority of egypt's christian population, have been targeted by extremists in recent years. a new regulation in saudi arabia is set to stop saudi women from being divorced without their knowledge. courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces, where men end a marriage without telling their wives. the new step is said to be part of economic and social reforms pushed by crown prince mohammed bin salman.
the awards season begins tonight in los angeles, with the golden globe awards celebrating the best in television and film. a lot of british talent has been recognised, with the likes of olivia coleman and claire foy being nominated, as well as tv programmes such as killing eve and the bodyguard. dan johnson reports. the talk of this town has been rebuilding trust and better reflecting the real world. so the golden globes are being watched for signs that change will last, that actors, directors and stories of all kinds will be recognised. tv psychopath thriller killing eve is nominated twice, after the bbc show did well on both sides of the atlantic. it's been incredible, i've never had this kind of reaction to a show before so, erm...it‘s been amazing. bodyguard, another action—packed tv hit, also has two nominations. i can handle the more mundane jobs.
in the film categories, vice heads the list, after christian bale's full—bodied transformation into former vice president dick cheney. hey! what? i just wanted to take another look at you. also tipped is a star is born, a tale of finding fame and feeling its costs that's earned both lady gaga and bradley cooper nominations. claire foy could win best supporting actress for first man, the story of the race to reach the moon. i think it's an incredible year for cinema this year, i think so many incredible films, and so many different services that they're coming on as well, like they're being streamed, they're on different platforms. but i think it's been an amazing yearfor kind of, uh... i think the women especially, when you look at the nominations in the female categories, i think it's really remarkable. you only win when you maintain your dignity. green book, an account of 19605 segragation, is nominated five times. you're a good girl, and i'm proud of you. and if beale street could talk
charts a young woman's struggle to free her wronglyjailed husband. there is a place for blachkla nsman, black panther, and if beale street could talk in the same season, to know we're not a monolith, that we have very different experiences, and it's great they're a part of the fabric of our film. and then there's 0livia colman, up for best comedy actress — outrageous as queen anne in the favourite, a costume drama that breaks with all tradition in a year of more colourful, varied, unconventional nominations. danjohnson, bbc news, los angeles. that's it for now. the next news on bbc one is at 6:35 this evening. you're watching the bbc news channel.
lets bring you more on what theresa may has been saying about the commons vote on her brexit deal. she says it will definitely go ahead in the next two weeks. that is after it was drawn at the last minute in december. speaking to the bbc‘s andrew marr show, the prime minister said her agreement with brussels was the best deal available — and the only one which respected the referendum vote. and she said if mps failed to back the agreement, the country would be in uncharted territory — and no—one could say what would happen next. mrs may said she was continuing to seek assurances from the eu to address mps' concerns about her plans, but refused to rule out holding more than one vote, if mps reject it the first time. we are going to hold the vote. you said it would be next week. the debate starts next week and will carry on into the following week that we will be holding the vote.
we are talking about the 14th or 15th? around that time, yes. this vote has been promised before. what in real terms, in practical terms, has changed since december? what we have been doing since we decided not to go ahead with the vote in december, have a listen to the concerns expressed by members of parliament, i have been talking to european leaders. there was the december european council meeting immediately after that, and we got some changes and assurances from the december european council. i have been talking to european leaders since, including in the last few days, talking to colleagues. what we will be setting out over the next few days, because actually this isn'tjust about the eu, it is about us as well, what we can do domestically. what we will be setting out over the next few days is assurances, measures in three areas. the first is measured specific to northern ireland.
the second is a greater role for parliament as we take these negotiations into the next stage for our future relationship. and the third, and we're still working on this, is further assurances from the european union to address the issues that have been raised. what do you mean by a greater role for parliament? well, that is what i will be setting out in the next days, andrew. as i already said in a speech which opened the debate which started this issue, we have been looking at the role that parliament can have and the mandate for negotiations for the future. there is a number of ways we are looking to see how we can involve parliament in a greater way in the future. and it is this vote it? is it the only chance mps will get support or oppose your deal or are you coming back again and again as you did the first time? the european union has made it clear that this is the deal that is on the table and there are further assurances we are seeking from them in relation to specific issues and concerns that
members of parliament have got. but when mps consider this vote and what they are doing, they need to think of the three things that they need to ask themselves. first of all, does this deal deliver on the referendum? does it bring back control of our borders, laws and money? yes, it does. does it protect our jobs and security? yes, it does. does it provide certainty for businesses and citizens for the future? and yes, it does. those three issues are the ones to be looked at. if mps vote this down the first time, do you bring it back? i am looking to get this vote through parliament. it is for those who oppose the deal to actually say what the alternative is and so far nobody, nobody has put forward an alternative that delivers on all those issues and crucially delivers on the referendum result. it is very important for mps nonetheless to know that if you don't get it through first time round, despite all your best efforts, and you go back to brussels and you get some other assurances
and you bring it back again, one of your employees in number 10 is quoted as saying you could bring back this vote 30 times if necessary to get it through. the deal is on the table. let's look at what we have got in the house of commons at the moment in terms of the views that mps are taking on this deal. remember, article 50 was triggered, and we are leaving. i want to see this deal go through and i want to see it go through when people vote on it. so you will keep trying? if the deal is not voted on at the vote coming up, then we will be in uncharted territory. i don't think anybody can say exactly what will happen in terms of the reaction we will see in parliament. you could have a new vote. can i go back to what i was going to do? we are setting out what we will have in the house of commons. what we have is a labour
leadership and labour party playing politics with this, opposing any deal in order to create the greatest chaos that they can. we have got people promoting a second referendum in order to stop brexit. and we have got people who want to see the perfect brexit. and i would say don't let the search for the perfect become the enemy of the good. because the danger there is actually we end up with no brexit at all. i have asked you three or four times if you would bring back this vote again and again and you haven't answered me, which leads me to assume that you would bring it back again and again and again. andrew, what i am doing... you are saying what happens if, if, if. let's remove the first if and get the vote through the house of commons. that is what you would like to do. that is what i am working for with colleagues and i am listening to colleagues and i will talk to them over the coming days. crucial to the conversations, i assume, is whether or not britain gets its own independent exit mechanism for the backstop or a time
limit to the backstop. is that the essence of what you are trying to get out of brussels? the key concern that the house of commons raised on the backstop was that it could become indefinite, and we need to know that it can be replaced. we and the european union have been very clear and it was reiterated at the december council that this is not intended to be used in the first place and if it is, it is only temporary. it is the concern that maybe it could become indefinite. so ensuring that we actually get to the future relationship in place to replace the backstop if it is used, that is a crucial element of this. we say and the european union say that is what we want to do. it is making sure that we can give people the confidence that will be delivered. the headlines on bbc news...
theresa may says she is still seeking reassurances from the european union for her brexit deal, and says the commons vote will "definitely go ahead" next week the overnment outlines the changes in the 10—year plan for the national health service, which will be published tomorrow. the government delays the next stage of the universal credit rollout, amid concerns about the all—in—one benefits system sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here'sjohn watson. the third round of the fa cup continues today. the two remaining non—league teams face big challenges with woking at home to premier league side watford, and barnet away at sheffield united, a side that are third in the championship. here's a check on all of sunday's matches. there's commentary of woking's game with watford and newport‘s game against leicester on radio 5 live, with the newport match also live on bbc1 and online from 4:05. and if you miss that, highlights
on match of the day tonight, which includes manchester city's match with championship strugglers rotherham. i would like to have two months holiday right now, definitely. this month is really tough. but it is what it is. so, when you want to become a top, top club, organisation, you cannot deny any game, you cannot drop any competition. i don't know, maybe the carabao cup will be good for our recovery, maybe not. the women's super league is back today after its winter break. leaders arsenal are looking to get back to winning ways after losing their 100% record to manchester city last month. it didn't start well away at west ham. the side in sixth went in front in the opening stages through the scotland international jane ross. leah williamson equalised for arsenal with her first goal
of the season before the denmark defenderjanni arnth scored on her debut for arsenal after signing last month. now away from the fa cup cardiff manager neil warnock has launched a blistering attack on his former player nathaniel clyne and liverpool. warnock thought that he'd agreed to sign clyne from the premier league leaders before the defenderjoined bournemouth on loan until the end of the season. i was disappointed with nathaniel clyne, having given him his debut, i'm disappointed notjust with him but with liverpool as well for not telling me, to see it on television when i have done everything right, and they promised he was my player this week, for me, it is a disgrace and a lack of class, really. despite retiring from her final qualifying match with an injured neck, johanna konta has secured a lucky loser spot in the main draw of the sydney international. she will play 7th seed kiki bertens in the first round overnight tonight. konta hurt her neck in the warm up to her match against ekaterina alexandrova and retired during the opening set
as she continues her preparations ahead of the first grand slam of the year the austrlian 0pen next week. australia's cricketers still face a battle to save the fourth and final test against india. day four was affected by the weather but india still found time to bowl australia out for 300 and force them to follow on. the hosts ended on 6 without loss second time round. india are set for their first test series win in australia and their bowling coach thinks their previous two series have helped them prepare for it i thought we were very, very close to winning in england. we did make m ista kes to winning in england. we did make mistakes there. we fought hard as to where we went wrong, and we said those are the very areas we would focus on as we go forward. you can't be making the same mistakes again and again. so i thought australia, those two tour is not go away great
experience for us and it helped us immensely to come and do well in australia. over in cape town south africa have won the second test against pakistan and taken an unassailable 2—0 lead in the series. they reached their target of 43 for the loss ofjust one wicket staying with cricket, england'sjoe denly hit a match winning 76 not out to guide the sydney sixers to a 6 wicket win against the adelaide strikers in australia's big bash. denly opened the innings and hit eight fours and a six as the sixers chased down their target of 151. that's all the sport for now. plenty more sport on the bbc news throughout the afternoon. let's get more on the long—term plan for the nhs in england which is being launched tomorrow. an extra £20 billion is going into the nhs. labour says the extra investment isn't enough to solve the issue of staff shortages. earlier i asked the health secretary matt hancock if labour was right. too right we're going to need more people.
when you put £20 billion extra into a public service, as we are proposing to do with the nhs, of course, a lot of that is going to go on more people. and anyway, you know, as our society ages and gets older, and as people get wealthier over time, you need more people caring for others and more people engaged in health care. yes, absolutely, we need more people. there are shortages at the moment, there are vacancies. not quite the scale that you described, because there are lots of people that can fill those posts and do that through flexible working. but how are you going to get more people in the nhs? are you going to pay them more? how are you going to attract more staff? well, we are going to recruit more, we are going to train more. also, we are going to... there is a whole section, a whole chapter of the plan that is about how we can recruit
and also retain the brilliant staff that we have got. the big picture of this plan is to get with that big increase in funding more spending on to prevention and supporting people to stay healthy in the first place, rather than just focusing on cures. that is the big idea behind the plan. it is the direction that we need to go. yes, it will mean more people in different places. you say you are going to recruit... sorry, you said you're going to recruit more. but when it comes to nurses, the problem is that the number of people applying to study nursing has just dropped massively and that is partly because you have cut the bursaries. well, there's still more people applying than we have places for, and we are going to expand those places, so there is, there is still people who, lots of people who want to become nurses, and rightly so,
it is a brilliant profession, so there is space to expand the number of nurses, and we intend to do that, and not only to, you know, obviously to fill the places we have at the moment but we are expanding the number of clinical places available. likewise, this year there is a record number of gps in training, in fact we exceeded our target for the number of new gps, so this plan works, with the people who it brings into the nhs, that is vital, but it is happening, we just have to see a lot more of it. the big picture is over the last few year, the amount that the nhs has done has gone up quite considerably. it is just that the demands on the nhs have gone up even faster, so there is record numbers of people working in the nhs right now. but demand... but there is huge waiting list... if ijust make this point, to make the nhs sustainable,
to deal with the waiting lists that you were going on to ask about and making sure that a&e works as well as possible, we have to get ahead of that demand. so yes we put in the extra resource, 20 billion extra of taxpayer money that comes from the fact that the economy isping strong, and we have to make sure that we also treat people closer to home. help people stay healthy, help people in the community with more gps and more, in gp and community service, in fact the biggest increase in spending is going to primary care and community care to help people stay healthy in the first place. we were talking to the chief executive of nhs providers who said one of the problems is, you as a government keep talking about we will have a world class, you know, health service, the best in the world, world class cancer care, world class maternity care, the best in the world. he said, you know, why don't we just maybe lower expectations a bit. deal with the waiting list,
get a decent health service and stop promising world class care that you keep talking about. well, because we do want to be the best in the world, i mean, give me a break, what is the point of having this amazing country, the nhs which is so, such an efficient way of delivering health care as well as one that people value so much, where we have some of the best science, the best techniques in the world, some of the best clinicians, i am standing here about 20 miles away from cambridge where they sequenced the human genome, the opportunities from understanding the code in our dna and using that to treat people is unbelievable. they have an project for children with rare diseases where three—quarters of them found their care was changed when they sequenced their genome. so we have to tackle today's problem, we have to make sure that the nhs is better prepared
for winter, that it has the staff it needs, that it makes sure it can deal with the pressures of people coming in through the doors of a&e and also that testimony, that the, that people get their operations when they need, and that is happening and provided for in this plan, but by god we have to look for the future and make sure our health service seizes on new technologies coming down the track. do you want maternity care in the nhs to be the best in the world? i certainly do, and i think any naysayer who says let's not try isn't really looking at the opportunities enough. just got 30 seconds left, labour say you know, you are just trying to reverse the damage that you have done to the health service in the last ten years, when you have cut the health service to the bone. well, we have increased funding to the health service, each year, that i have been an mp, each year, in the coalition
years and under the conservative government. demand is running faster, and hence we need to increase the amount of funding going in which is what we are doing. the funding to the nhs has gone up but it is also about making sure the nhs delivers and we don't see it as a hospital service but helping people staying healthy in the first place, i mean, yes, the nhs is under pressure, but it is doing more than ever before, and we have got to make sure we stay ahead of these demands. two british soldiers serving with special forces in north east syria have been seriously injured. reports say they were hit by an islamic state missile in deir al—zour. 0ne kurdish fighter is thought to have been killed in the incident. another senior official at the pentagon has resigned
following president trump's announcement last month that us troops would be withdrawn from syria. the departure of the chief of staff, kevin sweeney, follows that of the defence secretary, james mattis, and the department's spokeswoman. the treasury has announced that british 0verseas territories and crown dependencies will be able to design and mint their own version of the uk's new £1 coin. the 12—sided coin was introduced in 2017 and current designs feature the northern irish shamrock, welsh leek, scottish thistle and english rose. the treasury, which oversees the royal mint, says allowing new designs would underline the close links between the uk and its territories. time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. there are a few mother breaks compared to yesterday. the eastern side of scotland not doing badly,
down the pennines, midlands and wales seeing a few break, that cloud is thick in northern ireland, northern scotland, bringing drizzle and overnight we will see rain arriving in the north—west, with the winds strengthening as well, but we should stay frost—free, temperatures not much lower than four or five. tomorrow, it has a deepening area loaf pressure, pushing northwards in scotland. a wet start, rain, sliding southwards, working into northern england, the midlands, north wales, not getting much further south. rain returning to the far north of scotland. it will be a mild day. temperatures up to 11 or 12, but it's the strength of