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theresa may sets out her priorities for the nhs in england — as she commits an additional £20 billion to the service. the prime minister calls for a ten—year plan and says taxes will have to rise. this is our national health service. this is the model of health care that reflects our values as people. our shared belief that no one should face illness or injury alone. labour has said the government's plans to fund the increase are not credible. also this lunchtime: three people die after being hit by a train in south london. gaming addiction is formally recognised as a medical disorder. america's first lady makes a rare intervention in politics, calling for a country that governs with heart, as she expresses concern over her husband's immigration policy. and anticipation mounts ahead of england's first world cup game tonight — manager gareth southgate says his team are hungry for success.
and coming up on bbc news, england's tommy fleetwood says he will take many positives from this year's us open. that's despite finishing just one shot behind the winner, brooks koepka. good afternoon. theresa may has said the nhs is the government's "number one" spending priority, as she announced a new long—term funding plan for the health service. the prime minister says the nhs will be given an extra £20 billion a year by 2023, but she warned taxpayers would have to pay more it. there has been controversy over her claim that the extra spending could be paid for, in part, by what she called a "brexit dividend".
the health secretary has said any savings from brexit would not be "anything like enough" and labour said the claim was ‘not credible‘. 0ur political correspondent, jonathan blake, reports. nice to meet you. under pressure at work. her as well as them. the prime minister met staff in london this morning before delivering the news they had been waiting to hear, the government will put more money into the health service long term. more money is needed to keep pace with the growing pressures on the nhs. it is not just a the growing pressures on the nhs. it is notjust a question of more money this year or next, to deliver the world —class this year or next, to deliver the world—class care the nhs needs to plan for the future with ambition and confidence. theresa may has announced the nhs in england will getan announced the nhs in england will get an extra £20 billion a year by 2023 and over the next five years there will be an average increase in
funding by 3.5%. where is the money coming from? remember this? the prime minister claims money saved by leaving the eu will in part, fund her casper to the nhs. that is made brexit supporters in her own party very happy. as the prime minister has rightly said, it is a down payment on future receipts that will come into this country as a result of this continuing payments to brussels. but critics say in the short term there will be less to spend after brexit, not more. some in her own party said talk of a brexit dividend is misleading. the government are deciding to bring back this referendum, very toxic, divisive debate back into the nhs proposals. i don't see why they are doing it. to my mind, the figures do not stack up. the health secretary and other cabinet ministers called into number ten this morning, know that depay for this plan the
government will have to raise taxes. that is politically sensitive. the prime minister is probably planning to raise taxes or raise borrowing in order to fund this. it isn't coming from brexit. theresa may has taken a gamble by linking her funding announcement of the controversial claim that money will be saved as a result is a brexit, she has handed the brexiteer is a victory. but with tough negotiations coming in brussels, she may be expecting concessions from them in return. more money for the nhs will always bea more money for the nhs will always be a popular move. raising taxes depay for it could be a harder sell, but the government will have to find the money now theresa may has put her name to this. 0ur assistant political editor norman smith is in westminster. the question everyone's asking, do the figures stack up and how are we any nearer to knowing? there will be tax rises but we don't
know who will be paying them or how much. and that is why what was meant to bea much. and that is why what was meant to be a feel—good announcement, add big bonanza cash boost for the nhs has become mired in a bruising bust up has become mired in a bruising bust up over brexit, magic money trees and those tax rises. that is because theresa may hasn't spelt out in any detail how she's going to pay for this. the brexit dividend, as we have heard has been dismissed by groups like the institute for fiscal studies. the option of borrowing more is difficult. theresa may saying she wants to pay for the extra cash responsibly, so that would limit the scope for a big increase in borrowing, which means you come back to these tax rises. but there, the chancellor runs into the buffers of the tory party
ma nifesto the buffers of the tory party manifesto which promised to reduce the burden of taxation on ordinary families and promised most of us a tax cut by raising the threshold for lower and higher rates and also promising to cut tax for business by a reduction in corporation tax and not raise vat. there is limited room to move the big tax earners and at the same time, there are other government ministers banging on the door of number 11, trying to get more cash out of the chancellor for the police and the ministry of defence. anyway you cut it, if you are philip hammond, you're thinking theresa may has given you the equivalent of a hospital pass. norman, thank you. three people have died after being struck by a train near loughborouthunction in south london. police say they are investigating how they came to be on the tracks. 0ur correspondent, sophie long, is in brixton.
what more do we know at this stage? just in the last few moments, the superintendent from the british transport police came and issued a statement. he said three men in their 20s were found on the railway line this morning. we know they were struck by a train at some point before 7:30am this morning. it was at that point the driver of another train noticed the bodies on the line and notified the emergency services. we don't know what those three men in their 20s were doing on the tracks. we note it happened at loughborough junks and —— junction. we know one of the families have been informed that their son has been informed that their son has been killed but the families of the others have not yet been informed that these two men have been killed. we are told they are working to find out exactly who they are and notified their families. we out exactly who they are and notified theirfamilies. we know out exactly who they are and notified their families. we know the investigation is under way. there is
a lot of speculation on social media as to what they were doing on the tracks. that has not been confirmed. the british transport police are going through cctv footage and speaking to people in the local area if they noticed anything relevant before 7:30 a:m.. they would like anybody with information to contact them. sophie, thank you. addiction to electronic games has been formally recognised as a medical disorder by the world health organisation. the change means sufferers will be eligible for treatment on the nhs. to be diagnosed, players will have to demonstrate that, for at least a year, the addiction has significantly impaired their lives. zoe kleinman reports. for plenty of people, young and adult, video gaming is fun, an exciting escape from reality that gives you the opportunity to do things that you wouldn't dream of doing in real life. the good thing about fortnight is the graphics and, like, how you can play with people, your friends, online
people around the world. my favourite computer game is probably fifa because i spend the most time on it, now. most of my friends play that, now. but, for some, there's a darker side, when gaming becomes something you simply can't stop doing. it's beyond frightening watching own child deteriorate like that at such a rate. he was hospitalised at christmas. and couldn't function. so, he wasn't washing, eating, so, yes, by the time it got to that... and then because he wasn't going out, he became too frightened to go to school. a recent study by oxford university found that gaming was less addictive than gambling, but if you do have a problem, currently, you might find it difficult to get help. there are no designated treatment providers at the moment in the nhs, dealing with gaming disorder. my wish for the future is that these centres do get set up, in
order for parents, for families, who are beginning to struggle with their children, in order for them to receive the education and support they need. the uk games industry is critical of the latest report. we are concerned to see gaming disorder still contained in the latest version of the world health organisation's international classification of diseases despite significant medical unscientific community. it means treatment will now have to be made available on the nhs, with private consultants already seeing increased demand. the clydesdale and yorkshire bank is to take over virgin money. the deal will result in the uk's sixth largest bank, with about six million customers. the combined group will have more than 9,000 employees, but around 1500 people are expected to lose theirjobs. a powerful earthquake has struck japan's second city, 0saka,
leaving tens of thousands of homes without power. three people were killed, including a nine—year—old girl, and more than 200 have been injured. the 6.1 magnitude tremor struck during the morning rush hour, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded on commuter trains. rupert wingfield—hayes reports. this was the moment the quake hit, caught on a weather camera, overlooking 0sa ka castle. the trembler was short, but shallow and violent, the most violent to hit this city in 100 years. lorries and cars sway alarmingly on highways. food was sent flying from supermarket shelves. translation: when i was coming down on the escalator i felt a strong jolt, it was really scary. translation: i had no time to think what has happened. i was terrified. it was just very scary. the quake hit at 7:58am, right in the middle of the morning rush, as the city's commuters were heading to work. tens of thousands were left
stranded, as all train services and most highways in the city were shut down. a number of major water pipes have also been ruptured. huge geizeers spewing water into the streets. japan's famous bullet trains were also brought to a halt for hours as the lines had to be checked for any signs of damage. tragically, there has also been death and injury. this wall toppled by the quake crushed a nine—year—old girl, who was walking to school. an 80—year—old man was crushed when this wall collapsed. and another elderly man is reported to have been killed by a falling bookcase. hours after the quake, transport in the city is still paralysed. many tens of thousands of people are being forced to walk home from offices and schools. but considering the violence
of the quake, damage has been remarkably light. there are many broken windows and plenty to clean up and repair, but there have been no major building collapses. partly, that is luck, but in large part, it is down to japan's tough building regulations. and a major effort to reinforce public buildings, following the devastating earthquake back in 1995, in which more than 6000 people were killed. rupert wingfield—hayes, bbc news, tokyo. a senior expert in fire safety standards has been giving evidence at the inquiry into the grenfell tower disaster. dr barbara lane said that the fire escape doors had not been replaced since 1974 and would not pass current safety standards. frankie mccamley is at the inquiry in central london. what other facts have been established? the focus today are being choir and was looking at the
fa cts being choir and was looking at the facts around the tower, the renovations, the layout both before and after the renovations. dr barbara lane, a fire safety engineer went into depth about this state put policy. she said the concrete walls in the block of flats, both inside and outside were relied upon to contain a tower block fire. this allowed firefighters to deal with fires inside the tower block, rather than the outside. she said fire engines were not suitable to deal with fires within tower blocks. she said the design of this building resulted in the loss of this staple policy, which she said, was the only safety condition provided to protect its residents. she went into detail about the works and renovations that took place, saying certain fire doors did not comply with new fire safety regulations, especially when it came to one next to then shoots
and stairwells. she also said the one on lifts didn't comply with new safety fire regulations. this afternoon, dr barbara lane will go on to talk about the cladding which he said in her report was substantially to blame for the tragedy and later this week we will hear about the science surrounding the fire. we will also hear the 999 call. we have seen bereaved family members watching proceedings taking place. this is day 12 of the first phase of the enquiry, which is mainly to gather evidence and this is expected to go on for a couple of months. thank you. the mother of a 12—year—old boy with severe epilepsy says she wants an urgent meeting withjeremy hunt and the home secretary, sajid javid, about the government's approach to the use of cannabis for medical purposes. charlotte caldwell‘s son, billy, hasjust been released from hospital, after the government intervened to allow him to be treated
with cannabis oil which had been confiscated by officials at heathrow a week ago. richard galpin is outside the hospital in south west london. richard. what has she been saying richard? she has been saying a lot but it was an emotional moment when her son was discharged from hospital half an hour ago. he was looking better than he had been in recent days. charlotte caldwell, his mother, obviously made a very strong statement outside the hospital here. she was particularly focusing on her demand for a meeting between the health secretary and the home secretary as as soon as possible, saying it should be within the next 24 saying it should be within the next 2a hours. i will share with them my experience, which, no matter what anyone says, cannot possibly be imagined by anybody else. i will ask them to urgently
implement a programme that now provides immediate access to the meds that billy so desperately needs, and now more urgently than ever, the many other children and families affected by this historic development. obviously, she is making his appeal for the meeting within 2a hours and urgent action to get this cannabis oil legalised. but evenjeremy hunt, who she is depending on and she has been pleased by the way he reacted, even he has said it could take months before this law is changed. so that seems to be quite a battle ahead for the family. richard, thank you. our top story this lunchtime: theresa may says the nhs is the government's number one priority but she warns taxes will have to go up to pay for it.
and still to come... thomas markle speaks about his daughter's wedding, and what he talks to prince harry about. coming up on bbc news, england's ben stokes won't recover from his torn hamstring in time to play in the rest of the one day series against australia. fellow all—rounder chris woa kes is also out with a quad tear. england open their world cup campaign today as they take on tunisia in volgograd in the far south of russia. gareth southgate says his young squad has a "hunger" and "desire" for success and is looking forward to getting going. our correspondent, natalie pirks, is there for us. safe to say there is a hunger and desire among the fans for success too, many of them there in volgograd. certainly. around 2100 england fans are expected here tonight, with
42,500 tickets sold so far. that is 3000 short of capacity. england will be playing in red, doused in repellent to keep the pesky midges at bay. this morning, the fa released a video imploring fans to get behind them. they are looking to reverse a trend of shaky starts at tournaments. from day one, it's got to be the whole country together. your country needs you. players have called on england fans to roar them on tonight, be it at home orfrom inside the volgograd arena. more than 2,000 fans have made the journey by planes, sleeper trains or on two wheels. jamie and mitch have cycled the 2,400 miles from england to volgograd in aid of the bobby moore fund. they've battled punctures and sunburn as they rode 100 miles a day across europe. i have ridden a bike before, but that's about the stretch of it. recently, we've done no exceptional training. it was literally just a case of getting on the bike and heading east until we got to russia.
we're just proving that you ain't got to be superman to do it. just two average guys who like going down the pub. on the banks of the volga river, the midges are out in force, despite the city being blanket sprayed with insecticide. but england's bigger issue is that they haven't won an opening match of the world cup since 2006. cristiano ronaldo set the tone with a captain's hat trick for portugal. harry kane would love to follow suit. well, yeah, he's put me under a bit of pressure, for sure. hopefully, i can score a hat—trick and we'll both be level, but it's not something i will think about too much until hopefully towards the end of the tournament. wreaths were laid today to pay respect to the millions who fought and died here in world war ii. many england fans have flocked to the motherland statue, the epic focal point of the war memorial, an emotional moment for supporters fast learning that the russia they are experiencing is far different from the one they expected. ijust think it's important
to show respect to people who gave their lives for their country. the city has been welcoming, the people have been welcoming. lots of english have been entertained by russians. all we are hearing is positive stories. for me, it's been a real eye—opener and i have had a fantastic time. i hope england stay in this tournament as long as possible so i can stay out here for a very long time. lampard! frank lampard believes they might. the former midfielder knows exactly how the players are feeling with hours to go. i hope it's the fearlessness of youth. they haven't suffered before at the world cup. hopefully, they are using it in the right ways and they will go out and play because we have a lot of young talent in the team. but it's thought tunisian fans will outnumber england tonight, and they are equally confident. well, a word of caution. tunisia is the highest ranked african side in the highest ranked african side in the tournament. they have recently drawn with the likes of portugal.
confidence is high on the england side, but they are the least experienced and youngest team at this world cup. and this balanced and organised tunisian team might not be the pushover that some england fans are predicting. natalie, thank you. melania trump — america's first lady — has taken the rare step of condemning a controversial policy introduced by her husband, the president. donald trump introduced a zero—tolerance policy towards families who illegally enter the country — it has seen hundreds of children and babies separated from their parents and housed in detention centres. the united nations calls it an unconscionable policy and the first lady's intervention has strengthened calls for it to end. chris buckler reports from washington. this border is a gateway into the united states, and, some families believe, a new life. but when they cross over from mexico into america, they are now, as a matter of routine, being split apart. every adult without papers is being detained and prosecuted, put in prison while their children
are taken away to detention centres, like this one in a converted supermarket in texas. they are being cared for here, but separating parents and their children is causing obvious distress. translation: it was hard, the hardest day for me. i felt like i was losing my son. that's what i thought. i was going to lose my son. among the families are people trying to escape poverty and violence. in the past, many would be freed, while they waited for a court to hear their case. but president trump has got rid of what was known as "catch and release" and replaced it with a zero—tolerance policy. that means everybody is now being held in custody and prosecuted. to try to tackle the rising numbers of undocumented families attempting to enter america. when you prosecute, when you detain and when you return people to their country, that trend changes and that is
the intent of zero tolerance, to make sure that this trend does not go unabated and become some other crisis. but there also appears to be unease inside the white house. a spokeswoman for the first lady, melania trump, says she hates to see children separated from theirfamilies. and, pointedly, herstatement goes on to say that she believes that america needs notjust to be a country that follows all laws, but a country that governs with heart. mrs trump called for democrats and republicans to work together on immigration reform. but her husband's political opponents, who have been visiting facilities at the border, say the president must take responsibility. when you have a mother tell you, directly, that she is in fear that she will never see her child again and when the united nations human rights commission indicates the trump administration is violating human rights, then you know that what we are saying today is, "president trump, cease and desist". voices against the current policy
appear to be growing louder, as america's border with mexico divides this country again. chris buckler, bbc news, washington. political tensions in germany over how to deal with asylum seekers are threatening to tear apart chancellor merkel‘s government. the leader of her coalition partner, the csu, says migrants should be turned away at the german border if they have already registered in another european union country. mrs merkel has been battling to contain disagreement on how to handle migration among eu states. when was the last time you paid for something with cash? according to one industry body, more than three million of us have now all but abandoned notes and coins, preferring to pay by card. in fact, the number of payments made by debit cards overtook those made in cash for the first time last year. the change is being driven by the rising popularity of contactless payments, as rob young reports. cash, cheque, card, mobile phone.
there are so many different ways to pay these days. there's been a big change in the way we buy goods and services. it's not the tills that are ringing, but the card machines. cash is no longer king for the first time. often, i find myself with no cash at all. so yeah, i really do use cards a lot more now, especially with the apps as well. i use cash payments more so i can draw out what i'm getting for the week and then monitor it that way. about 85% of the business is card payments now. it's ok. contactless is very popular now. in 2017, we made more transactions using debit cards than we did with notes and coins. we used them 13.2 billion times last year. that's a big increase on the previous year, whereas the number of payments made with cash fell sharply to 13.1 billion. what we've seen over the past ten
years is that people value the convenience of the debit card. they don't have to go somewhere else to take out cash, they can just use the card that's in their pocket. i also think that contactless has really sped up the process at the till and people find it very useful to be able to just tap and go. online shopping is another reason people are paying more often with their plastic. new technology means the decline of cheques has continued. they are increasingly rare. there are now more transactions made using mobile phones and online services like paypal. despite talk of an increasingly cashless society, notes and coins are likely to be with us for a long time yet. banks predict that they will still account for one in six transactions in a decade's time. rob young, bbc news. the duchess of sussex‘s father has given an interview in which he shares insights into the royal couple's relationship and their wedding. thomas markle said he was sure meghan cried when he told her
he could not attend the ceremony and despite having not met prince harry face to face, he revealed they had held conversations about politics, including donald trump's presidency, and brexit. our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, reports. she was the bride who memorably walked up the aisle without her father. thomas markle pulled out of meghan‘s wedding. health problems were given as the reason for his absence. his place was taken for the last part of meghan‘s walk to the altar by the prince of wales. now, in an interview on itv‘s good morning britain, mr markle has expressed his gratitude. i can't think of a better replacement than someone like prince charles. he looked very handsome, and my daughter looked beautiful with him. i was jealous. i wish i had been there. i wish it had been me. but thank god he was there, and thank him for that. mr markle said meghan had wept when he told her he couldn't attend the wedding, and he had wept
as he watched the service on television in california. and he spoke about the moment harry had phoned him to ask his permission to marry his daughter. harry got on the phone with meghan and they called me together and harry asked for her hand over the phone, and i said "you're a gentleman. promise me you will never raise your hand against my daughter, and of course i give you my permission". they also apparently talked about american politics and president trump. our conversation was, i was complaining that i didn't like donald trump. he said "give donald trump a chance". i sort of disagreed with that, but... i still like harry. that was his politics, i have my politics. harry said mr markle was an interesting guy who'd made a good choice in his daughter.
he expects them to have children soon. as to the future, mr markle says he's looking forward to having a good relationship with his new family. nicholas witchell, bbc news. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. yes, this band of cloud that we have is going to be crucial over the next few days. it is going to bring some rain, but there will be precious little in the south—east, where it is warmer and more humid, mostly rain across the northern half of the uk. at the moment, we are seeing more cloud. it means the best of the sunshine is across the eastern side of england. it is warmer than yesterday. you