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this is bbc news, i gavin esler. the headlines at ten o'clock. the new yea rs headlines at ten o'clock. the new years honours list is dominated by olympic and paralympic stars, including andy murray, will farrell and lee pearson. i am shocked and honoured. i have been through so many emotions. once i received the letter, fear, excitement. from the world of entertainment that are likely to ken dodd, mark rylands and print are full. almost three quarters of people are recognised for work in the local community. dozens of flights from heathrow and gatwick were cancelled as freezing fog mixed driving conditions treacherous. security is stepped up across the uk for new year celebrations after the deadly lorry attacks in germany and france. that would be police officers, stewards, ain would be police officers, stewards, a in place and people need to give
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extra time on the data they can have safe event. the travel show will be observing the wildlife in botswana. more than 100 olympic and paralympic stars have been recognised in the new year honours list, with knighthoods for andy murray and mo farah. jessica ennis—hill and the rower, katherine grainger, have received damehoods, while the gold medal—winning paralympian, lee pearson, has also been knighted. andy swiss has the details. at the end of a glittering yearfor british sport, for five of its greatest stars, the greatest of honours. first, a knighthood for the man who spent 2016 scaling dizzying new heights. commentator: wimbledon champion again, a supreme performance. after winning a second wimbledon,
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a second olympics and the world number one spot, it's now sir andy murray, a fitting finish to a remarkable season. there's also a new title for mo fa rah‘s collection. gold for great britain again! the double double. he described his knighthood as a dream come true. having come to britain as an eight—year—old from somalia, he added, he could never have imagined it. another athletics star, meanwhile, becomes a dame. london 2012 heptathlon champion, jessica ennis—hill, who retired this year. there's also a damehood for rower katherine grainger. after five medals at five consecutive olympics, the perfect ending to her career. it's not something i ever thought i would get but what a great time to get it. it's the end of a 20—year career for me in competing for my country, and it's a lovely way to bring the curtain down. and there's a knighthood for one
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of britain's top paralympians. dressage rider lee pearson won his 11th gold medal in rio. among the other honours, two sporting couples. cbes for cyclists jason and laura kenney, while hockey gold—medallists kate and helen richardson—walsh become an obe and mbe respectively. iam i am unbelievably shocked and honoured. i hope it doesn't change my life. i don't think it will. it would change me, but it has taken a lot of getting used to. and after their impressive run at euro 2016, wales football manager chris coleman becomes an obe, and his northern ireland counterpart michael o'neill, an mbe. just a few of more than 100 sporting figures honoured for a memorable 12 months. andy swiss, bbc news. stars of showbusiness including ken dodd and patricia routledge, have also been included in the honours list. they're among more than a thousand people to have been recognised, as our entertainment correspondent,
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lizo mzimba, reports. # happiness... # he's been one of britain's favourite entertainers for more than half a century. now ken dodd has received a knighthood. the best day ever, you can't get better than this. i've played lots of big theatres, i've worked abroad, but this is it. this is the day, yes. i'm very, very proud. the "bouquet" residence! actress patricia routledge, she's been made a dame. # yeah, you really got me going # you got me so i don't know what i'm doing... # kinks frontman ray davies said he felt "humility and joy" to become sir ray. lady anne. a knighthood too for award—winning actor mark rylance. figures from fashion and design
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have also been recognised. american vogue editor anna wintour said she was touched to be made a dame. designer victoria beckham becomes an obe. the oscar—winning costume designer says she's thrilled to be made obe. it hasn't quite set in yet. it is a very nice piece of recognition. very pleasing. the vast majority of honours have gone to people recognised for work in the local community. the former bishop of liverpool, james jones, chair of the hillsborough independent panel set up hillsborough independent panel set up in 2009. he said he felt mixed
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emotions at being knighted for his services to bereaved families and justice. obviously great pride, but mixed with sadness, because of that enduring sadness of the families who have continued to feel the loss of their loved ones. he is one of hundreds being recognised for their contribution across the uk. lizo mzimba, bbc news. there's a warning that heavy fog could cause further travel disruption today. yesterday the uk's biggest airports, heathrow and gatwick cancelled more than 150 flights. the met office says driving conditions will be difficult in many areas of central, eastern and south—east england. our correspondent, angus crawford, is at heathrow airport. it must be a bit of a mess there. it must be a bit of a mess therem is pretty gloomy. this is the morning after the fog before. we
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have had three days of heavy freezing fog which has had serious effects disrupting travel across the south—east of england. something like 200 flights were cancelled yesterday, 30,000 people affected. we can now see a controlled power behind the across the apron. at seven o'clock we couldn't. conditions are lifting, things are improving the big problem is that many of the aircraft and crew are simply in the wrong places because of the disruption yesterday. that means there are still carry on effects, even though the fog is not too bad. something like 50 flights have been cancelled out of and into heathrow today. also, are coming in ata heathrow today. also, are coming in at a slower rate than they normally would. they are separated by a slightly larger amount of time for safety a nd slightly larger amount of time for safety and security. at gatwick there are some delays and we know that at london city airport which closes as normal for its weakened
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closure, its curfew at one o'clock, there will be a lot of diversions and cancellations. the simple advice is to anyone thinking of travelling, check with your airline early. if your flight is cancelled that it will get you on another one, but not necessarily the next one. that is the situation at heathrow and the airports. motorists in southern england, hampshire, eastand airports. motorists in southern england, hampshire, east and west sussex, berkshire could experience for a0 driving conditions, though fog is lifting. let's talk to ian crowder from the aa. it has been very bad. maybe it is obvious to any of us who have been on the roads, but how difficult is it to adjust your speed and driving to conditions? it depends on how thick the floggers. the highway code says you should use your headlights when visibility drops to 100 metres, but it is hard tojudge visibility drops to 100 metres, but it is hard to judge distance when references to how fast you're going
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and so on are not visible. i think you need to exercise common sense. if it is foggy, make sure your headlights are on and if you have automatic headlights then you need to set them to manual because if it is foggy during the day, your headlights will not come by themselves. i think you just need to exercise common sense, turn on your fog lights if the fog gets thick, but when the fog clears, you must turn them off again. having lights on is an interesting issue, because many of us do have automatic lights and assume that they are on when necessary , and assume that they are on when necessary, but it is not true of the fog and you want to make sure the back end of the car, the red lights are on. it is important to be seen as well. especially so in thick fog.
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your fog lights, your as well. especially so in thick fog. yourfog lights, your rearfog lights, will increase your visibility and enable people following you to see more clearly. and it offers driving in the fog, you can tell where there are vehicles with their fog lights on because they double the distance that you can see compared to your standard lights. even worse than thatis standard lights. even worse than that is the fact the fog has been freezing. that is the worst possible cocktail, the combination of thick fog and black ice. black ice is called black ice because you cannot see it. you mustn't assume the roads are going to be salted. there have been incidents where there have been collisions, where the roads have not been salted, including on the m5 earlier this week, so allow much
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greater distances between yourself and the vehicle in front. if the car behind you is trying to push you along, don't be tempted to accelerate. if you have the rear lights of the vehicle in front of you disappearing, don't accelerate to catch them up because you don't know if that car is going to hit something ahead of you. you need to allow plenty of space, do things cautiously and give yourself plenty of time for yourjourney cautiously and give yourself plenty of time for your journey because cautiously and give yourself plenty of time for yourjourney because in current conditions you can assume there will be hold—ups and you can assume that something will happen which will cause even longer delays than you are expecting. if you are heading for a flight at gatwick for heathrow, then it is even more important that you allow plenty of time for yourjourney. thank you very much for your advice. around 3,000 police officers will be on duty across central london tonight as crowds gather to celebrate the new year. greater manchester police and other forces say they've also stepped up crowd protection measures. scotland yard says extra resources have been brought in to keep people safe following the terror attacks
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in berlin and nice earlier this year. the metropolitan police say there is no specific intelligence about an attack in london but it has been looking at the tragic events in berlin and nice and has adjusted its plans for a new year's eve accordingly. some 3000 officers will be on the streets of the capital as pa rt be on the streets of the capital as part of the package of measures to maintain security. we carefully planned this operation with partners including the office of the mayor, westminster council and others to make sure people can come into london and have a fantastic time. when they come, give us extra time because there will be a search regime in place. there will be 3000 officers on duty in central london alone and there will be stewards as well. the police federation says there will be more armed officers on
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patrol in london this year than in previous years and more areas where vehicles will be banned. greater manchester police and other forces say they have stepped up crowd protection measures in the wake of the berlin attack. the german chancellor, angela merkel, has said that 2016 was a year of ‘severe tests‘ for her country, the biggest being islamist extremism. in a new year address, she insisted that germany's democratic values were stronger than terrorism and that it was important for the country to help those who needed protection. the first minister of scotland has insisted she is determined to respect the scottish vote to remain within the european union. nicola sturgeon said it was a top priority to ensure scotland retain the benefits of eu membership, including the freedom to work, travel and study in other member states. we are also working to safeguard the opportunities that so many people in
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scotla nd opportunities that so many people in scotland now take for granted. we are determined that the scottish vote to remain in the european union will be respected and that people in scotla nd will be respected and that people in scotland can retain as many of the benefits of eu membership as possible. including the freedom to work, travel and study of other european countries. new year is inevitably a time when we look to the future. i am determined to ensure that we give our children and young people the support and care they need to live happy, healthy, fulfilling lives. i am confident that in 2017 will make further progress toward that goal. at least 21 people have been killed in two bomb explosions at a busy market in the iraqi capital, baghdad. dozens more were wounded in the blasts which happened near shops in the al—sinak district, according to police. an iraqi interior ministry official is quoted as saying one of the explosions was caused by a suicide bomber, the other by a planted device. the motives are not known and no group has yet claimed responsibility.
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the un security council will meet later to consider a russian resolution endorsing the ceasefire agreement in syria. the draft text calls for access for humanitarian aid convoys and expresses support for a political process to end the conflict. rebel groups have accused the syrian government of repeated violations of the ceasefire. more than 100 stars of the olympics and paralympics are recognised in the new year's honours list, including andy murray, will —— mo farah. dozens of flights are cancelled as freezing fog mixed driving conditions treacherous. security is stepped up for new year crowds and celebrations after the deadly lorry attacks in germany and france. sport now and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's katherine downes. good morning. it is the old firm
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derby at ibrox this lunchtime and celtic could extend their lead over rangers to 19 points in the scottish premiership if they win. celtic are unbeaten in 23 domestic matches and it is their last game before the winter break. we have had a tough month of nine games, seven of which we have one, when we drew in the champions league. we wanted to win the game, of course, whatever with the game, of course, whatever with the result goes, we have had a brilliant opening period to the season. brilliant opening period to the season. we will go away reenergised and refocused and be better in the second part of the season. here are the other fixtures in the scottish premiership. aberdeen were just two points behind rangers after they beat hearts yesterday. today, calais thistle face ross county. a busy day in the premier league with top billing going to liverpool against manchester city who are in third.
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city will be boosted by the return of sergio aguero. he is back from a four match ban. he is ready. he came back again from argentina. finally came back after seven games, three games plus four, and we are happy he is back. three and a half weeks of somewhere nice weather, argentina is good at the moment, so he can only score goals if somebody gets him the ball. we have to avoid the easy passes, i would say. the easy ones we should avoid and we can defend. here are the other premier league fixtures for your enjoyment of this afternoon. manchester united will close the gap on tottenham with a win over middlesbrough. chelsea face
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stoke while bottom side swansea take on bournemouth. andy murray has been made a knight in the new year ‘s honours list. he is celebrating by playing in the play—offs in abu dhabi. he suffered a defeat to david goffin yesterday having won their previous five meetings, but he is a set against milos raonic of canada today and serving for the much as i speak as he prepares for the first grand slam of the year. the australian open in a couple of weeks. we keep you updated on the morning. darts and raymond van barneveld knocked out of phil taylor in the quarterfinals of the world darts championship. in what was billed as the bell classico of darts, the dutchman sort of killer by 5—3 at alexandra palace. he will play michael van gerwen, world number one, in the semis. george north will return for northampton saints in the premiership match at gloucester tomorrow. it will be the first game for the welshman since
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suffering a head injury against leicester on december the 3rd. that was his fifth concussion in two yea rs, was his fifth concussion in two years, including two in the match you can see at the moment between england and wales in fabbri 2015. the review said should not have continued to play against leicester but they didn't sanction northampton. finally, rhondda rossi earned $3 million this morning in a ufc fight that was over in just a0 seconds in las vegas. she was making her comeback to the sport such as beating inside of the first minute by the defending champion. she is known as one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters in the history of the sport, but it looks like her career has now come to an end. it is much point for andy murray in abu dhabi as he serves for the third place at the world tennis championship. you can keep up—to—date with that on the bbc sport website. can he goes about?
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keep up—to—date with all those stories on the bbc sport website. more from me in the next hour. a0% of councils in england have no procedures in place to prosecute people who misuse disabled parking permits. new analysis of official figures found that in 61 local authorities blue badges could be used fraudulently without fear of being fined. the finding been described as ‘staggering' by a disability charity. leanne brown reports. offices in oxfordshire checked hundreds of blue badges during a three—day operation over the festive season. many were confiscated because they were not being used by the owner. it is something that we need to enforce. we need to make sure that people are using their badges correctly so that people can get to the shops who need to get to the shops and are disabled. fines of up to £1000 could be given to those who abuse the system but the department of transport says 61 out of 152 local authorities don't have a policy when it
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comes to prosecution. where legal action was taken, almost all involved were using someone else's blue badge. disability charity scope has called the figures labelled staggering and says more needs to be done to tackle the fraud. a spokesman representing local authorities say they do take it seriously and are working hard to combat blue badge misuse. leanne brown, bbc news. with linnell is james taylor. maybe you should tell is widely barges are important. they are vitally important. they are vitally important for around 2 million disabled people today. the blue badge scheme allows disabled people to live independently, it enables them to get to the shops, get to work, the children and families to school and parking places they need to get to. ultimately the scheme
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enables them to take part in the local community and contribute to the local economy. it is vital for many disabled people. were you as shocked as i was on reading these figures, 61 out of 152just shocked as i was on reading these figures, 61 out of 152 just don't enforce it? we think it is staggering that many councils don't ta ke staggering that many councils don't take prosecution seriously for misuse of the blue badge. it is a lifeline for many disabled people and it is clear more needs to be done by work councils. they prosecute other people for parking. yes. misuse can take many forms. it can be using a stolen badge, altering a badge. the majority of cases are people using someone else's badge. fines of £1000 are available, but that is the deterrent if policies are not in place. you could say if someone who has a badge gives it to someone else who uses it in the wrong way, should they be penalised as well? the rules state the owner of the badge has to be in
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the owner of the badge has to be in the vehicle when using the badge. it is clear that the majority of cases that isn't happening or prosecution is taking place. disabled people rely on these badges and misuse and abuse of the system is stopping them from living independently. we don't know how often these badges are fraudulently used. if it is not enforced you don't know. we want to see more consistency across the country and how data is used and reported. it is clear some councils are doing really good work but there are doing really good work but there are many you need to do more. the other point is it brings a whole system into disrepute because of an observer sees someone system into disrepute because of an observer sees someone using a blue badge you don't want them to think the person doesn't deserve to use it. absolutely. this is a lifeline for many disabled people and we need to stop the misuse of the blue badge. maybe 27 -- 2017 would be the biggest crackdown on. from midnight tonight, anyone who owns an air gun in scotland will need a licence. the legislation was introduced
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after a toddler was killed by an air gun pellet in glasgow in 2005. people in england and wales can own the weapons without any kind of documentation. craig anderson reports. these are the guns that by january 1 will be illegal unless their owners have a licence. already 11,000 people have applied for an air gun certificate and anyone with a gun licence already can add air weapons to that. but thousands of air gun owners have missed the deadline of october 31 to apply for a permit. anyone who applied for a certificate before october 31 is ok because they applied early. unfortunately, those who applied after that will have to wait some time before it is processed. they will have to make alternative arrangements for the safe storage of their airguns. registered gun dealers like this one in inverness are providing a safe house for air weapons whose owners want to keep them but won't be licensed by sunday morning. many of those in the gun trade think the clamp—down
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is using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. shooting people at high rise flats is illegal. you're not allowed to do that, you never were. this legislation is a piece of tokenism which will achieve nothing. the people who will misuse air rifle are not the type of people who are going to go to the trouble of licensing their weapons anyway. but backers of the new laws say air weapons are involved in half of all gun crime in scotland and with an estimated 500,000 of them in scotland, tightening the legislation is justified. thousands of airguns have already been handed in to police to be destroyed. craig anderson, bbc news, inverness. let's get more now on the queen's new year's honours. and it's not only sporting stars and celebrities who are being recognised. marcia shakespeare, whose daughter was killed in a drive—by shooting in birmingham in 2003 is getting an mbe for her work as an anti—gun campaigner. it will be a sweet moment. it is
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better in that my daughter went out on new years and lost her life from being murdered. the sweet moment is that there is a reward at the end to say all of the work and effort i have put into trying to make a change is being recognised. the last 14 change is being recognised. the last 1a years i have been working with the community, working with west midlands police and maturity doing workshops and presentations on healthy relationships, decision—making and choices. choices with regard to come when people make a choice, the fact when someone is murdered and how there are no winners in murder. do you think you have managed to make a difference to the country? there has been a big difference in regard, if you look at
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in 2001 - difference in regard, if you look at in 2001- 2002, difference in regard, if you look at in 2001— 2002, there difference in regard, if you look at in 2001 — 2002, there were difference in regard, if you look at in 2001— 2002, there were a difference in regard, if you look at in 2001 — 2002, there were a lot more shootings compared to what there are now. a lot more young people, today there have been about 100,000 young people i have spoken to in the last six years, educating them on violent crime, on the dangers, the choices and the consequences and a lot more people have been thinking twice before they make those choices to go and carry a weapon or to use a weapon. itjust seems so weapon or to use a weapon. itjust seems so weird but 1a years later, guess i am receiving an mba and the work i have done is not to receive a reward, but the words have come from the young people who turn their lives around, the young people who come to me in the streets and turn and say to me, keep up the good work. we can speak to sylvia morris who
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has been made an mbe for working with people with leukaemia and their families. she is in the richer. good morning, congratulations. maybe you could tell us about your work with the karen morris memorial church. yes. we set out to continue the initiative of my late daughter who agreed to front a campaign on the day she was diagnosed with leukaemia which resulted in thousandsjoining the bone marrow register and lots of money being raised. she passed away a year later and we formalised our fundraising into our trust. we identified the need for the ropes as people travel from centres of excellence to be treated for leukaemia. as you imply in our conversation, it is notjust the person being treated who needs some
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kind of support, because families are involved, families have to be uprooted, especially with younger people and have the move to get the best treatment. very much so. it is young families, elderly people who have to come up from the country and as the treatment for leukaemia is moving from the need for patients to be in hospital, but that they need delay treatment, we see there will be an increasing need for patients to stay in our homes. is it getting better? the research into blood cancers is providing a number of breakthroughs and there are more positive outcomes than there were 20 yea rs positive outcomes than there were 20 years ago. very much so. i don't have the statistics, not being involved in the research side, but certainly there are steps. there is a drug that is now in its second or third generation. thank goodness
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that there is hope today for leukaemia patients. he didn't do it is overwhelming, but this is for karen, attitudinal it was said that her book was still open. i was still angry and upset, but it is still open. —— at herfuneral. lots of our supporters today were friends, she was a popular youth leader, they we re was a popular youth leader, they were affected by the leadership. and it is keeping her memory alive, just not in the way we would want. sylvia, congratulations and thanks for talking to us, thank you. let's find out what the weather is doing with matt taylor.

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