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good afternoon. the chief executive of nhs england, sir simon stevens, has called for plans to adequately fund the uk's social care system to be in place within a year. speaking on the bbc‘s andrew marr show, he said that covid—19 had shone a "very harsh spotlight" on the resilence of the system and that the pandemic should provide an opportunity to properly resource and reform social care. our political correspondent jonathan blake has more...
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a show of support last night for the nhs. now, more than ever, so highly valued. but a big part of its work, social care, needs urgent attention. politicians on all sides agree. now a challenge to the government to act. the head of the nhs in england says after two decades of debate, change must come quickly. says after two decades of debate, change must come quicklyli says after two decades of debate, change must come quickly. i would hope that by the time we are sitting down this time next year on the 73rd birthday of the nhs, we have, as a country, been able to decisively a nswer country, been able to decisively answer the question, how are we going to fund and provide high quality social care for my parents‘ generation? in his first speech as prime minister, boris johnson generation? in his first speech as prime minister, borisjohnson made a big promise to reform how elderly ca re big promise to reform how elderly care is provided and funded. we will fix the crisis in social care once and for all with a clear plan we
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have prepared. there were plans for cross— party have prepared. there were plans for cross—party talks and promises to pass laws this year but coronavirus consumed the government, whilst highlighting the plight of those working and living in care homes. now new promises that the money needed at least welcome. we protected the nhs during the peak of this crisis and we will protect the nhs in the future. and evenjust la st nhs in the future. and evenjust last week we put another 1.5 billion in the. so, we are constantly ensuring that the nhs has what it needs and just the sums of money that the treasury have put into the nhs over the last few months have been unprecedented. the labour party have said more support from the state is needed now for private care providers on which the system heavily relies. we certainly need to see much, much more responsibility from the government for that sector, no question, but in the short term what we need to see from the government as a stepping up to the plate to protect those different
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large swathes of the social care sector that look like they could be set to go bust unless action is taken. on wednesday the chancellor will set out his plans to help the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis, the comments of simon stevens may help ensure that social ca re reform stevens may help ensure that social care reform is not forgotten, even in amidst the pandemic. jonathan blake, bbc news. and the chief executive of nhs england, sir simon stevens, also said that the nhs was preparing for a second wave of covid—i9. our health correspondent anna collinsonjoins us now. anna, what was his warning on that? sir simon stevens is warning that this winter we could see a second wave of coronavirus cases. he has warned there is a particular risk of the virus coexisting alongside the flu. to ensure the nhs is ready, they are preparing what he called they are preparing what he called the biggest everflu they are preparing what he called the biggest ever flu vaccination programme. simon stevens is also hopeful that we may soon have a vaccine. he has said there are more
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than 20 projects in place and one hopefully could be delivered between september and december. it is important to remember that the nhs asa important to remember that the nhs as a workforce on its knees after months of fighting coronavirus. the strain on their mental health is a real concern among the industry. they have a backlog of cases also to deal with andy during lockdown people have put off seeking medical help for things like cancer because of the fear of getting the virus. so it is not a waiting list could reach 10 million by the end of the year. sir simon stevens has said he is defensive of the performance of the nhs. he has said if you go back to march you can see footage from hospitals in northern italy with corridors full of patients and doctors effectively playing god choosing who lives and who dies. he said that that led to the building of things like the cat cat nightingale hospital and while in reality fewer patients required hospital care in england, the medical community has says that the pandemic is far from over. medical community has says that the pandemic is farfrom over. as jonathan's piece just mentioned, pandemic is farfrom over. as jonathan's piecejust mentioned, the crisis has shone a harsh spotlight
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on the social care sector and urgent reform is needed. thank you, anna. anna collison, our health care correspondence. the scottish health secretary, jeane freeman, has admitted that no follow—up checks have been carried out on people returning to scotland from abroad, to ensure they're quarantining for 14 days. she said the process had been delayed to this week, because of problems getting clearance for home office systems. the scottish conservatives said it was "staggering" that no—one had been contacted. more than 13,000 extra staff are to be drafted into job centres in britain amid fears of rising unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic. it's part of a series of measures designed to boost the economy which are expected to be set out by the chancellor, rishi sunak, on wednesday. meanwhile, labour has called on the government to extend its furlough job retention scheme to specific sectors hit by the pandemic. our business correspondent katie prescott has more... the morning after the night before.
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cleaners mopping up after drinkers in england once again filled these long, empty streets. people out and about, having a good time and crucially spending money. but the challenge of all of this is whether the health crisis can be kept under control as lockdown unravels. the chair of the police federation of england and wales said... the government will be watching closely to see just how this weekend's reopening has gone, and how much support that businesses, like bars and restaurants, will need over the coming months. measures to that effect are expected to be announced on wednesday in the chancellor's economic statement. their big concern isjobs. over the past few weeks, some of the uk's biggest companies have announced mass redundancies, and as the furlough scheme, the job retention scheme, comes to an end, there are fears that unemployment could spike.
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as a result, labour says they would like to see the furlough scheme continued. i do not think it is correct to be withdrawing support from that job protection scheme. of course, that is its original name. it needs to live up to it. nor indeed through the self—employed support scheme at the same rate right across the economy. we are seeing that withdrawal occurring, for example, for beauticians, who still cannot open, at the same time as for those parts of the economy that are already open. we need to have a more central approach to this, a more targeted approach. that links to jobs, because it means that people will not be becoming unemployed in these big waves that we are seeing feed through now. the chancellor is going to announce more support for job—seekers in his economic statement on wednesday, with thousands more job centre staff. and there are expectations he will try to protect young people taking their first steps into employment from the worst effects of the economic shutdown. there might be cuts to vat and national insurance contributions, targeting specific sectors. not a budget, the treasury says,
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but still a push to keep the economy moving. katie prescott, bbc news. donald trump has declared the united states to be the "greatest and most virtuous nation in the history of the world", in a speech marking the country's independence day. black lives matter protestors gathered near the white house as the president spoke at a lavish fireworks party attended by thousands of people. he said the us was on its way to a "tremendous victory" over covid—i9, despite a big surge in the number of coronavirus cases in several states. chinese tech giant huawei will have to meet certain conditions before it can be involved in the uk's 5g network, according to the health secretary, matt hancock. it follows reports that the uk is about to end the company's role in developing the technology. it's claimed the government's communications headquarters, gchq, have reassessed the security risk that huawei poses. it's understood a study will be given to the prime
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minister this week. the lockdown has meant many families have struggled with food poverty, and we've reported on the successful campaign by footballer marcus rashford to make sure school children in england still receive food vouchers in the summer holidays. but there are worries that parents of younger, pre—school age children are not getting enough help, and it means entire families are going hungry. fiona lamdin reports from bristol. is that enough? oh, it's a big one, isn't it? sarah and herfive—year—old daughter making lunch together. i'm trying to sort of give them what they need first and then i'll just have whatever's left over. do you want to set the table? but sarah won't get to eat this. nearly all her food goes to her children. sort of getting by on one meal a day and maybe a snack. i'll have coffee in the morning, maybe a piece of fruit for lunch
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and try and finish off whatever they've had, and then i'll make sure we're all eating together in the evenings, which is sort of around five o'clock, and i've just got used to that, that'sjust become a part of our lockdown life now. so are you permanently hungry? i think i've just got used to it now. i don't feel like i'm starving, it's just that's what i am used to now. i have lost weight during lockdown, which i wasn't really intending to do, and some people have commented on it, but when you know it's come from the fact that you can't eat properly, it's not really a compliment. sarah relies heavily on the food vouchers her children get from their school. but if, like single mumjade, your four—year—old son is in nursery, while there is some help, it's not as much as if her son was in school. having him at home 24—7, obviously they eat more, the electric‘s more, gas is more, you're using more water, and obviously everything builds up. this food club in bristol was set up
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to feed the under—fives and they've seen demand nearly triple during lockdown. i think the under—fives have been left out of the thinking. children at school do get support through the voucher schemes, whereas the children under five don't get that support and their families really need it. and you're seeing them be hungry? yeah, we're seeing them hungry, daily, yeah. shall we have a look? 0h! i love those. they are quinoa chips. another family relying on this club... jade's partner has been furloughed. we've had to reduce our rent costs, our bills and our shopping, and whereas we've got both the girls at home full—time, whereas they'd normally be in school and nursery receiving free meals, we're now having to feed morning, lunch, evening. you know, they are grazing throughout the day, so this has been an absolute godsend. feeding 520 families across bristol, who might otherwise be going hungry. fiona lamdin, bbc news. that's all from us on bbc one.
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we'll be here with the news and the nationwide commemoration to mark the 72nd anniversary of the nhs at two minutes to five. bye for now. good afternoon. the first formula one race of the season is set to get under way in austria. in just under an hour's time valtteri bottas will be on pole, despite crashing out of his final lap of qualifying — mercedes team—mate lewis hamilton will bejust behind him in second. ferrari have had a dismal start to the campaign with their drivers — charles le clarc and sebastian vettel starting seventh and 11th respectively red bull's max verstappen will start in third.
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sports will start in third. did a greatjob today. i have got sports did a greatjob today. i have got to do a betterjob, actually —— va ltteri bottas got to do a betterjob, actually —— valtteri bottas did a greatjob today. if you look at all the tracks across the year, there are tracks where sometimes i am stronger, sometimes he is stronger, and this is one of his. so to be that close, iam is one of his. so to be that close, i am pretty happy. there are four more games in the premier league today. sheffield united still have an eye on qualifying for europe, after being boosted by their 3—1 win over spurs last week. they're currently away at burnley. they're about 15 minutes into the second half at turf moor. james tarkowski got on the end of a free kick to burnley ahead just before half—time. then at 2.15, newcastle host west ham united. the hammers are three points above the relegation zone after a vital 3—2 win over
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chelsea on wednesday. we will have to win our games, i said that. their win against chelsea was great, but it doesn't keep us in the premier league. we have to win more games. we now have more opportunities, but they are just opportunities, but they are just opportunities and we have to see if we can take them. so a win for west ham would do wonders for their hopes of premier league survival. aston villa will be desperate for points as well. they're third from bottom, a point behind watford, but dean smith's side do have a game in hand. things will be far from simple later, though — they're at anfield to face champions liverpool at 1630. the players are ok. we feel that we have been in every game and three of those games were against the top eight. we should have beaten sheffield united and newcastle and i know we haven't but it has been two points on the board for us. the lads are working extremely hard. they feel they are in a better place than
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obviously when the brake first started. sometimes you just need a bit of quality and a bit of luck. some big games involving sides near the bottom of the championship as well today. third from bottom middlesbrough host queens park rangers, while hull city — who are just a point ahead of boro — travel to second place west bromwich albion. 0ne match is already underway. swansea are hosting sheffield wednesday. now, finally, not sure if this really qualifies as sport, but it's certainly a competition. yesterday was independence day in the united states, and they celebrated on coney island in new york city with the annual hot dog eating competition. meetjoey "jaws" chestnut from california. no surprise watching these pictures to find that he's a 13—time "mustard belt" champion. he was the clear winner again after setting a new record, devouring 75 hot dogs and buns injust10 minutes. he's eaten 1,000 dogs in his career. in the women's division, returning champion miki sudo got through a record 48.5 dogs and buns, beating the previous
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women's record of a5. impressive stuff! that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's iam i am feeling hungry now! you're watching bbc news with me, ben brown. a spike of coronavirus cases in the australian state of victoria caused by hotel quarantine breaches, has led authorities to enforce localised lockdowns. in melbourne, several suburbs have been locked down, and 3,000 residents from nine public housing towers have been put under a complete lockdown after 30 cases were linked to households in the estates. residents will be forced to stay in for at least five days, possibly longer depending on their coronavirus test results. i've been speaking to professor nancy baxter,
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head of the melbourne school of population and global health. she also lives in one of the north melbourne suburbs that went into lockdown on saturday. it's very worrying. i was starting to feel like we were getting to a new normal in melbourne, one that we would be able to live with until we found some way out of the pandemic. and now we just seem to be taking a step backwards. so i am very concerned. and why do you think that step backwards is happening, what's gone wrong? well, australia's plan was always to contain and control the epidemic. there hadn't been a plan to eliminate it entirely. so we've always known that there would be times where covid—19 would become a problem in one area or the other and we would have to take measures to deal with it as we tried to get the economy going again.
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so this has been almost the first test case of it. it is ironic that it happened largely related to breaches in protocol at quarantine hotels. as i mentioned, you live in one of the locked down areas. tell us about the nature of this localised lockdown. for the suburbs that are now involved in the lockdown, it is similar to what many people in london or in the uk have been experiencing now, before things started easing. basically, i am restricted to my home unless i need to go to the doctor, need to pick up groceries. i can go to work, although many businesses remain closed or people are encouraged to work at home. so i am working entirely from home. and i am allowed to go one hour a day for exercise. so i'm not entirely restricted to my home. but that is quite different from the partner blocks that have been totally restricted
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from movement outside of their homes. and do people there generally think that these lockdown measures are sensible, that this is the best way to control the spikes of the virus in australia? with the real success that australia had, you heard some narrative that we had taken things overboard, that we hadn't needed to be as strict as we were, thatjust eliminating any travel into australia would be enough. but this has made it clear that covid—19 is out there and it is just waiting. so we do need to crack down hard when it seems like the epidemic is starting to get out of control and starting to replicate very fast, to try to get it back to a point where if there is a case of covid—19, we are able to find, contact and trace and test all the possible contacts of that individual. so you can imagine if you had
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thousands of cases every day, there is no way you could find all the contacts of those people who have tested positive. it's only if you can keep it to a small number that you can effectively do that. in spain, a region to the west of barcelona is now back in lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus cases. more than 200,000 people have been banned from leaving the area — though they can leave their homes. alanna petroff has the latest. barcelona's sagrada ba rcelona's sagrada familia barcelona's sagrada familia is the most visited building in spain, attracting millions of tourists a year. this weekend, it has reopened from lockdown for a select special group, front line workers. health ca re group, front line workers. health care professionals were invited to look around with barcelona's archbishop leading the tour. translation: is the first time i
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have come here, and for me it represents a gift for our efforts and hours of work in recent months, soiam and hours of work in recent months, so i am grateful. i think it has recognition of our contribution. even for those who don't believe in a higher power, it's a time to be thankful. new confirmed cases in spain are down significantly. the country has been reopening. but that is not the case in another part of catalonia about a two—hour drive west. in that county, a new lockdown is now enforced after local authorities saw a spike in cases. in this hospital, the number of patients coming in with covid—19 has tripled in the last ten days. translation: we believe we have to ta ke translation: we believe we have to take specific measures here to protect the most vulnerable people, to reinforce the protection in our health centres and the hospital
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itself. new police checks ensure locals stay in, outsiders stay out. the lockdown is expected to run for about 15 days. it is part of a new plan designed to ensure that this outbreak doesn't get out of control again, cutting down on scenes like this, flashing lights and ambulances, patients on stretchers. throughout the coronavirus outbreak, britons have paid tribute to workers in the national health service who have treated the vulnerable, often at significant risk to themselves. sunday marks the 72nd birthday of the nhs, and across the uk this evening, millions of people are being encouraged to take part in a nationwide clap to commemorate the occasion. at 5:00 on the 72nd birthday of the national health service, the country is being encouraged
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to stop what it's doing and take a moment to give thanks with a huge round of applause for all those whose actions have helped save lives during the pandemic. applause. in a video message released today, the prince of wales recognises the selfless nurses, doctors, paramedics and countless other staff whose gentleness has made us great. despite all that has been endured, there is deep cause for gratitude and a true reason for pride in the way we care for all members of our society. 0ur greatness truly is in gentleness. so, ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for what you have done, more than i can possibly say. a spitfire will tip its wings above eight hospitals as well as the homes of fundraisers and volunteers, the words "thank u, nhs" painted on its underside. the fly—past is a tribute to people
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across the uk who've supported the health service and each other in the last few months. at 5:00 today when we're clapping for carers one final time, it's a chance for the nhs itself to say thank you to everybody who has played their part, including the public who, by going through this difficult lockdown period, have reduced the infections and helped save countless, tens of thousands, probably hundreds of thousands of lives. last night, candles were lit and dozens of public landmarks were illuminated in the blue of the nhs, a tribute to those whose lives have been lost during the pandemic. this evening, the prime minister will be joining the clap outside number 10, after which people are invited to raise a cuppa or a glass with neighbours to reflect on the connections that have been made during the lockdown. banging on pots and clapping. millions came together for the regular thursday evening clap for our carers during the height of the pandemic and the hope is that this final
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thank you will encourage communities to build on that togetherness for the next stage of the crisis. mark easton, bbc news. earlier, i spoke to jane hughes, who's started an initiative to thank the nhs, and she explained what inspired her. it was after the first clap for carers, and i was speaking to my niece who is a doctor in manchester, a junior doctor, and she was telling me about a care assistant who was working with an elderly lady who had been put in a ward. i might get a bit tearful here, ben. she was alone, frightened and confused and this care assistant, despite having underlying health problems, went and offered to work with her one—to—one. and i got this overwhelming feeling of wanting to send this young woman a gift from me. and i thought, if i feel like this, perhaps our wonderful nation, there are others who feel the same.
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and so the idea was born of thanking the nhs. i thought i will use the website, and that's what we have done. so we now have a website that is capable of accepting pledges from businesses, small and large. and celebrities and public figures, to just say a big thank you. and it is so appropriate on the 72nd birthday of the nhs. we only have 30 seconds, but just tell us what the nhs means to you and why it has been so extraordinary during this crisis. well, where would we be without the nhs? i just think perhaps if we can all collectively say a big thank you, a tangible thank you to them for all they have done and all that they continue to do. i'm just doing a call out. anyone who would like tojoin us and pledge, anyone who would like to join us and pledge,
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"we're not out of the woods yet" — that was the warning from the prime minister ahead of yesterday's major easing of lockdown restrictions in england. pubs were among the businesses allowed to reopen, but the campaign for real ale says around half remained closed because of safety concerns. tim muffett spent the evening in the city of northampton, to get a taste of the "new normal" night out. at last, a pint in a pub. at last, a pint in a publj at last, a pint in a pub. i have missed this so much. it is the best thing since sliced bread. the old house in northampton, closed for 15 weeks, packed once again. what have you missed? the social side. if you're living on your own and you have been without seeing people and you go into a pub, it is important. how has it been for you not going to a pub? it's been horrible. i feel like i have lost myself. it's been a
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long time. now is the time. but the pub going experience here has changed. hand sanitiser is at the bar, where drinks are no longer ordered. when everybody comes in, they are designated their seats and then we send a waiter over and it is just table service. it was a bit weird at first, but it's easy to get used to. saturday nights have felt eerily quiet in towns and city centres since march. but familiar sights and sounds are returning. tentative steps back to how things were. it's kind of nice to see people again. but it's scary as well because obviously, we still have the pandemic going on. we have really stuck to the social distancing guidelines. we have used hand sanitiser and it has been quite safe. and has that affect your night in the pub if you are using hand sanitiser? no. i feel safer.
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in the pub if you are using hand sanitiser? no. ifeel safer. it's not just pub goers sanitiser? no. ifeel safer. it's notjust pub goers and restaurant owners who are getting reacquainted with the saturday night out. across england, so are paramedics and police. from newquay in cornwall... to borough market in london, police could be seen checking up on pub goers. in north nottinghamshire, four people were arrested and several pubs decided to close after alcohol—related anti—social behaviour. in northampton, police patrolled the city centre, but no major incidents were reported. patrolled the city centre, but no major incidents were reportedlj major incidents were reported.” think the fear might have been that it would explode. i am glad to see that this town we will have a lot of affection for is starting to be enjoyed again. i am glad to think that the economy may start to get that the economy may start to get that lift. health comes first, however, sehmi ultimate thing that people remain safe. it is really important not to let that guy down. at the brooklyn social, for lewis, it was a special 30th birthday.”
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have waited for this moment for a long time. absolutely glorious. for many, a saturday night to remember. absolutely lovely. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen willetts. hello there. it's been an unusually windy weekend for the beginning ofjuly, but, even though temperatures haven't reached much more than about 20 degrees, we still had some high levels of uv today, and the sunshine, with some showers, will continue for what's left of daylight. gale force winds blowing around this area of low pressure, particularly across parts of scotland, northern ireland, northern england and north wales, but it's windy across the board. we are even getting gusts of wind of 30—a0 mph further south as well. and lots of showers. fewer are getting across the southern half of the uk, so there's more sunshine on offer than yesterday, but the showers


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