With the general election only days away, every party has been making big commitments on NHS spending.
Among other things, the parties have offered more funding, extra GPs, more nurse training and upgraded facilities.
But critics say that in addition to more spending, politicians should focus on better long-term planning for the NHS to ensure its survival.
An American academic has given a graphic account of the moment the London Bridge stabbing attack began, saying it “felt like a warzone”.
Bryonn Bain told the BBC that victim Jack Merritt was the first person to confront Usman Khan when he launched his knife assault during a prisoner rehabilitation conference on Friday.
“I saw people die, I saw things that I will never be able to unsee,” he said.
Vigils have taken place for Mr Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23.
Prof Bain said former offenders attending the University of Cambridge-linked conference “stepped up and intervened” to tackle Khan, and people at Fishmongers’ Hall owed their lives to the actions of those who had previously spent time in jail.
He said two men from his workshop immediately ran towards shouts from elsewhere in Fishmongers’ Hall in the City of London as the attack began, and as shouts grew louder he also went to assist.
“That’s when I ran down and saw the scene unfolding there,” he said. “I was able to see the attacker.”
He added: “It felt like a warzone… it felt like total chaos.”
Prof Bain said course co-ordinator Mr Merritt was “the first line of defence”.
“I want to honour him,” Prof Bain said of Mr Merritt. “I want to honour his father’s wishes which have been explicit to not have his life be used for political purposes to ramp up draconian policies, because that’s not what he was about.”
Mr Merritt’s father criticised newspaper coverage of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to review the early release of convicted terrorists.
Prof Bain added: “I want to make sure that as much as possible that we uphold the heroes of the day, were formerly incarcerated people, some of the folks who are often easiest to dehumanise.
“They stepped up and many of the folks in that space would not be here today if it weren’t for these guys who did time in prison and literally saved lives.”
In other developments on Monday:
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended his response to the attack after Mr Merritt’s father criticised newspaper coverage of Mr Johnson’s pledge to review the early release of convicted terrorists
- Mr Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn attended a vigil at the Guildhall near London Bridge to honour those caught up in the attack
- London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the best way to defeat the hatred shown in the attack was to focus on the values of hope, unity and love
- BBC News learned the attacker, Usman Khan, 28, had been under investigation by the security service MI5 since his release from prison last year, but given one of the lowest priorities
- As part of his release conditions, Khan was obliged to take part in the government’s desistance and disengagement programme – which aims to rehabilitate those involved in terrorism
Vigils for the victims of the attack were also held in Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University, where Ms Jones had previously attended.
Mr Merritt and Ms Jones both studied for masters degrees at the University of Cambridge’s institute of criminology and had been taking part in an event for its Learning Together programme – which focuses on education within the criminal justice system – when they were killed.
Mr Merritt, from Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, was a co-ordinator of the Learning Together programme and Ms Jones, from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, a volunteer
The victims’ families paid tribute to their loved ones at the weekend.
Ms Jones’s family said their daughter had a “great passion” for supporting victims of criminal justice.
In a statement, Mr Merritt’s family described him as a “talented boy” who “died doing what he loved”.
A London flight to Philadelphia has been diverted to Dublin after reports of a “chemical spillage” on board.
American Airlines said two crew members and one passenger went to hospital “for evaluation” after flight AA729 from Heathrow landed at 13:15 GMT on Monday.
Airbus A330-300 landed due to an odour “caused by a spilled cleaning solution in the galley”, it added.
One passenger wrote on Twitter that the spillage “led to sickness outbreak and an emergency landing”.
Another passenger wrote that he and dozens of others had been left “standing around” Dublin Airport.
A spokeswoman for Dublin airport said the flight was diverted “for a medical emergency”.
“As per standard operating procedures there was a full turn-out of Dublin Airport’s emergency fire services,” she added.
A second American Airlines flight was met by emergency vehicles after it also was diverted to Dublin on Monday.
The airline said flight 787, from Paris to Charlotte in North Carolina was diverted after a passenger fell ill.
The passenger was taken from the plane for treatment and the flight is scheduled to depart later on Monday, a spokeswoman added.
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Khayyam from Purley, south London, was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma on Christmas Eve in 2013.
After life-saving surgery to remove the cancer the charity Make-A-Wish UK helped the 10-year-old make his own YouTube videos – something he had wanted to do for a long time.
Khayyam is now doing much better and the charity has given him the chance to go behind the scenes of the new West End production of Big: The Musical as their showbiz correspondent.
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Wakefield Trinity host London Broncos in Friday night’s crunch Super League relegation clash at Belle Vue.
If Broncos lose, they will return to the Championship, just 11 months after returning to the top flight.
But if they beat Wakefield for the third time this season, then Trinity could go down if both Huddersfield and Hull KR win – but even then their better points difference may save them.
Centre Ryan Atkins comes in for Trinity against an unchanged Broncos squad.
The on-loan Warrington and England centre makes his second Wakefield debut, 13 years on from his first, replacing Anthony England (hamstring).
Broncos boss Danny Ward has the luxury of naming an unchanged 19 as his team go in search of a trinity of wins over Trinity in 2019.
They marked their return to Super League back in February with a 42-24 victory over Wakefield in Ealing.
The Broncos then won 42-34 at home in May, with winger Jordan Abdull scoring a joint Super League season’s best four tries.
Wakefield (from): Arundel, Atkins, Brough, Crowther, Escare, Green, Gwaze, Hampshire, Jones-Bishop, Kershaw, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Randell, Tangata, Tanginoa, Wood.
London Broncos (from): Abdull, Armitage, Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Dixon, Fozard, Gee, Hindmarsh, Kear, Krasniqi, Lamb, Lovell, Mason, Morgan, Pitts, Walker, Williams, Yates.
A 14-year-old boy accused of a stabbing murder has been remanded to a secure unit.
The teenager, from Barking, appeared at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday morning over the killing of Santino Angelo Dymiter, from Plaistow.
Eighteen-year-old Mr Dymiter was found injured on the afternoon of 26 August by emergency services at Chadd Green, east London.
The judge remanded the 14-year-old to appear at the Old Bailey on Tuesday.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also accused of having a knife in a public place.