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the nhs in england has issued new guidance to terror attack victims — after some were subjected to vile and upsetting abuse online. it warns about the pitfalls of using social media and also says people need to be wary of journalists. but it adds that social media can also play a positive role in helping victims and families after attacks. the government is being urged to force restaurants, pubs and ta keaways force restaurants, pubs and takeaways in england to display food hygiene ratings. five means hygiene is very good, zero requires urgent improvement. the local government association wants to see businesses that fail to comply fined or prosecuted. jon donnison reports. all food outlets, including restaurants, pubs and takeaways, are given hygiene ratings by local councils. the scores range from zero to five. in wales and northern ireland, all food premises are legally required to publicly display those ratings, even if they have received a low score. but the same "scores on the doors" law, as it is known, does not apply in england, meaning a restaurant that might have been deemed to be filthy doesn't have to let its customers know. now, the local government association says brexit should be
used as an opportunity to tighten the laws in england. the lga's calling for england to come in line with wales and northern ireland, and scores on the doors, the food hygiene ratings, are published on the premises‘s door, so that you know when you arrive at a restaurant exactly what is rating is. the lga says the change would encourage food outlets to improve hygiene, and reduce cases of food poisoning. jon donnison, bbc news. now the weather. a blustery weekend of sunshine and showers for many of us. the showers more widespread across england and wales. after a dismal start, there will be fewer showers into scotland and northern ireland. highs of 19 celsius. through this evening and
overnight, the showers will ease away and the winds fall lighter. that's going to allow patchy mist and fog to form. it won't be long before another area of low pressure sta rts before another area of low pressure starts to show its hand in the far north and west and it will bring wet and windy weather into scotland and northern ireland. the front sweeps its way eastwards weakening off all the time as it moves through the spine of the country, but a real cluster of showers piles into close to that area of low pressure and it will feel disappointing in the showers. i2 will feel disappointing in the showers. 12 to 18 celsius the overall high, mostly dry in the south east corner. little change for the new working week. blustery showers are set to continue. some of them heavy and thundery. hello. this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines at 10.32am: hurricane irma has been lashing cuba with with heavy rain and winds of more than 160mph after devastating several caribbean islands and killing at least 20 people. officials in southern florida have told 5.6 million people —
a quarter of the state's population — to evacuate their homes before the storm arrives tomorrow. mexico declares a day of national mourning after the most deadly earthquake its experienced in 80 years kills more than 60 people. the united nations is warning of an unprecedented refugee crisis in myanmar. it says more than 250,000 people have crossed the border to bangladesh. the manchester arena reopens tonight with a benefit concert — more than three months after the terrorist attack which killed 22 people. extra security measures will be in place for the we are manchester concert. now on bbc news, its time for the travel show. this week on the travel show, i'm in sweden, finding out how its capital, stockholm, plans to become the most futuristic city in the world.
so, it shows the tickets, our names, and it all came from that. and i'll also be trying to get snug under the duvet in subzero temperatures. you have a good night's sleep. thanks, stefan, i'll bejust chilling here. and carmen's in japan, facing her food fears, as she takes on her latest taste challenge. it's quite overpowering. this might take a bit of getting used to. sweden's capital city stockholm is built around lake malaren
and the baltic sea on 1a islands. its pastel—coloured buildings and historical old town date back seven centuries to a time when stockholm was scandinavia's main trading post. and, today, with a population of one million, it's one of europe's smallest but fastest—growing capital cities and its eyes are set firmly on the future. this place has been called the start—up capital of europe and there are plans to make it the smartest, most hi—tech city in the world. but what does that actually mean? a smart city is a city that utilises sustainability, real digitalisation to find new technology to make it
easier for citizens, visitors and businesses to become eco—friendly. there are some initiatives already visible on the street like this solar—powered bin. when it's full, it signals it so we can come and pick up the trash. so, that means you don't need to come on a regular basis all the time — you have a signal and then you pick it up. so it saves us a lot of transportations. with a growing number of us living in cities, space is at a premium. i want to understand how that will affect the way we use the buildings that already exist. this building is going to be the restaurant and food centre for the future. a city like stockholm is always on the edge, and tries to be on the vanguard
of things happening, right? amazing. can we have a look inside? absolutely. it's open. it's for the public. welcome. thank you. this looks like a garage to me. well, yes, it is. these guys have ambitious plans to change the way this building works. under every building in every major city in the world, what do you find? you find garages. with all the self—driving cars out there, will you need garages in the future? possibly not as many are least, right? and what can we use them for? we are growing stuff because we have all this funky, artificial light, and we don't need the sun anymore to grow herbs and plants. that sounds incredible. it's just a few years from now. this little kale is asian kale.
here we have our basil. up on the shop floor, the guys introduced me to local traders making a salad from ingredients grown inside a nearby basement without any sunlight. here we go. this is incredible. so, this is a mixture of all sorts of plants. but what's special about it is it's organic. it's been grown in house under led lights, and it's verticalfood. and it's really tasty. it's tasty. i've got one more stop on my mission to understand what stockholm will look like in the future, especially for travellers. for that, i need tojump on a train.
0k. let me see this microchip then. well, here it is. wow! i can touch it, yes? look at that! stefan ray works for sweden's largest train operating company, the first in the world to begin using microchips that sit underneath the skin as train tickets. this microchip implant sits right here. that's it. it's under your skin. it's under my skin. here comes a ticket officer. this is our chance to see if that works. each passenger with a microchip must be registered with a membership number. the microchip holds this number and when the inspector scans the chip, the ticket comes up in her validation app. it's there, so it shows the tickets, our names, and it all came from that. so, what about privacy?
the solution we found was that if we just put the membership number, that won't be telling anyone anything about you outside our company. there is no transmitter here, so we can't track with like gps or something. so far around 3000 people in sweden have a microchip. in theory, you could use the microchip implant to replace a lot of stuff. i mean, credit cards... the keys to your house, the keys to your car. i've got real mixed feelings about that microchip technology. i mean the geeky side of me likes the idea of going from wearable tech to injectable tech and it seems really practical as well so you can get rid of your keys and you don't have to carry tickets around with you but there's also a side of me, maybe
a little bit of paranoia, that's worried about the privacy and giving out so much information, also carrying it inside you. from a visitor's point of view, stockholm certainly feels futuristic. whether it's a bin that works with solar power, food grown in a garage, or train tickets inside your skin, people here seem to embrace these new technologies and the change that comes with them. maybe that's the secret to stockholm's smartness. still to come on the travel show: i head north here in sweden to find out how an ice hotel is using the midnight sun to create eternal winter, even in the summertime. iain‘t hiding... i ain't going to lie about it. it's cold. and japan's most challenging meals.
carmen's back on the road, putting her palate through its paces as she takes on more of the country's more traditional dishes. so stay with us for that. the travel show, your essential guide wherever you are heading. japan's food can bejust jaw—dropping, and most people new to the country make a beeline for the yakatori joints or sushiers that you'll find everywhere. i've lived here in tokyo for over three years now and i love japanese food. but there's still some ifind quite intimidating. so, with a little help from my translator, yoko... carmen. i'm taking my taste buds on a trip through this country to try and understand what i'm missing out on. this leg brings me back to my adopted home town, tokyo.
and to a food that inspires genuine affection here. so this is natto. natto is soya beans that have been left to ferment into a kind of stringy goo. the secret is a colony of bacteria called bacillus subtilis. it's a well—liked, popular breakfast with, they say, significant health benefits. the secret is a colony of bacteria called bacillus subtilis. why does it have to be so gooey and slimy? for tourists, let's just say it's an acquired taste. tastes a bit like medicine. it's a really, really pungent flavour in your mouth. it's quite overpowering.
this might take a bit of getting used to. if i'm ever going to learn to appreciate natto, it's going to take resolve and research. arigato. and you have to cover all your hair. all my hair! oh, dear. so, yoko takes me to a little place she knows in nearby ibaraki. 0k. oh, you can smell the soya beans already. it's really, really strong. and you can smell straw. what is in here? it's natto bacteria. natto bacteria. cultured especially for natto. 0k. 0k, just spray like this. that's enough. that's it.
so, they put in like a straw container and they put it in a fermentation room for like 18 hours and then you will see slimy thing. 0k. have you ever considered making natto a little bit less slimy for encouraging people like myself? it's possible. so, tell me about the health benefits of natto? studies have indeed shown natto is probiotic and may also help thin the blood, reducing the severity of strokes and heart attacks. it's pretty hot in there. i must admit i've never been to a natto factory before. and i guess i got used to the smell by the end of it.
what really got me was the health benefits, so... i'll do it for my health. back in tokyo, south—west of the centre, there's one place that's got to be high up on the list of many natto fans. this is a cafe and shop that specialises in one type of food. ah! this is... mr slimy. mr slimy, you'rejoking! that's brilliant. i need help. i need you to help me like natto. seaweed. this one has seaweed in it. 0k.
travelling over 1,000 miles north of the capital, stockholm, to the town ofjukkasjarvi, in the arctic circle. this is what swedish lapland looks like in the wintertime and it's the perfect backdrop to see reindeer or the northern lights. but what really put this town on the map back in 1989 was when it built the world's first wintertime ice hotel. it's a concept that has been copied in other of the world, but now they're trying something different. now, over there, that's where they've been building the ice hotel, every winter for the last 27 years.
but this year, for the first time, they've come up with a really clever way of building a hotel out of ice that will stay frozen all year round, even in the summer. temperatures can reach as high as 20 degrees here in the summer. so, designers have developed pioneering techniques to create a hotel that will remain intact. it's not what i was expecting. i was expecting an igloo or something like that. for more than 25 years we've been building igloos here. it's been a winter project, a seasonal project. but this is our permanent... it is new. it's the first season that we're running the icehotel 365, a permanent ice hotel. why have ice hotel all year round? because people want to do it. seriously? simple answer. so can we go and have a look inside? of course. let's go, ade. when you're this far north of the arctic circle there's daylight for 24—hours during the summer and the icehotel has found a way to harness that energy, bizarrely to keep temperatures inside below freezing.
look at this! it's like a winter wonderland. what you first meet here is the ice bar. i hope your drinks come with ice, yeah? all of them. so, all the ice here comes from the river. everything. everything from the river, yes. so, it's in the cycle with the river and it's going back, like the ice glasses. so, the ice glass... you have a drink from the ice glass. when that evaporates, back into the river. if you want, you can ask the bar tender, can i bring it with me and throw it in the river? of course. so it's extremely environmentally friendly. yes, it is. there are 20 rooms in this new, permanent hotel. each uniquely sculpted by artists from all over the world. there is a different theme in every suite. the name of the suite is oh, dear. i really love this room.
it's amazing. it has an ambience. the detailing is just incredible. i am speechless. it feels like something out of alice in wonderland or the lion, the witch and the wardrobe. but it's also extremely chilly. even though this hotel is permanent, there is a constant supply of fresh ice on hand if any alterations need to be made. and that's where this giant fridge comes in handy. have you ever seen a block of ice this big? this massive block of ice weighs up to two tonnes. and over here, i love this. this stuff is called snice. it's a mixture of ice and snow and it's used
for the insulation of the ice hotel. what's even more amazing is all of this ice here is sourced from the river torne, just outside. so, there is no more talking now from me. i'm going to spend the night in the icehotel. i can't get away from it. so it'sjust me, and my beautiful ice bed. who's in here? 0h, hello, ade. ijust made your room ready. oh, wow! what temperature is it in this place? minus five. it reminds me of my first council flat when i couldn't afford heating. you will become very nostalgic when you sleep here. because the room is literally freezing, you need special gear to survive the night including
a sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures of minus 25 centigrade. this is your bed. you have a normal mattress, but the frame is ice. will this keep me warm enough in minus five degrees? yes. this sleeping bag is for winter purpose. i'm lucky enough to have a suite which comes with a warm bath room. soif you panic and you can't stand it, you can hang out in here as well. oh, i geta warm room! yeah. of course, i won't be spending much time in the warm room, other than to just get in. my guide, stefan gives me some advice. what people usually do, they go with their whole head. their breathing becomes moist inside your sleeping bag and moist makes you colder, so the best way is to keep your face in the open. keep your face in the open. yeah and breathe out in the air. can you tell me a story, stefan, please? all right, ade,
i will leave you now. you have a good night's sleep. enjoy your cold night. thanks, stefan. i'll be just chilling here. it's just gone 4am in the morning. i've woken up, um... yeah, i don't know... i think i need to go to the bathroom. bleep. it's really cold. i've warmed back up, got my clothes back on. doing my usual technique of getting in the sleeping bag before i go out into the room. if you look out the window, it's like bright daylight. it's been like this for the last well, two, three hours that light. look, there's pros and cons to this. the great thing about it is, it's beautiful in here.
look around! and also, the silence is just incredible. it's so peaceful. but it's cold and i ain't hiding. i ain't going to lie about it. it's cold. that is your lot for this week. but make sure you join us next week when. .. carmen continues her eating adventures throuthapan to take on a dish with a fishy flavour. very strong.
well, that's all to come on next week's show. but don't forget you can keep up with us and all our travels in real—time on the road by following us on social media. all the details should be on your screens right now. but, for now, from me ade adepitan, and all the travel show team here in sweden, it's hej, hej. hello there. a detailed forecast for the weekend weather coming up, but ijust wa nt to weather coming up, but ijust want to update you on what's happening with the hurricanes at the moment. this was the satellite picture through the night. irma made landfall across cuba.
it's the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall since 1925. the eye looks likely to stay to the north of the island, at the same timejose, a category 4 hurricane at the moment continues to push in a westerly direction. it will make a glancing blow to barbuda and then track off into a north—westerly direction where it is expected to wea ke n where it is expected to weaken slightly, but irma will continue to move towards the shores of florida. expected to arrive into the florida keys by sunday lunch—time uk time. for us, we're still under the influence of this area of low pressure. it is breezy along north western facing coasts. that will drive in some showers during the course of the day. they will become more widespread across england and wales and things will quieten down a touch for scotland and northern ireland. 14 to 17 for scotland and northern ireland. 1a to 17 celsius in the sunshine. a scattering of showers continue across england and wales. more widespread through central and south—eastern areas through the afternoon. some of these heavy, slow moving with lighter winds
in the south east as well and maybe with rumble of thunder and top temperatures perhaps around 15 to 17 celsius. now, as we go through the latter stages of the day, the showers will gradually ease away. the winds will fall light. we will see patchy mist and fog forming and perhaps it will be a chillier start to sunday morning, particularly in rural spots, where low single figures are not out of the question for one 01’ of the question for one or two of us. into the far north—west, we will cloud and rain gathering. an area of low pressure moving in will bring some wet and windy weather into scotland. as the weather front pushes its way across england and wales, the band of rain with it will weaken off, but behind a real cluster of showers continue and windy with it. so it will be a showery, windy scenario to the north—west. highest values again of 18 celsius. now on monday, there is little in the way of change. it stays windy with plenty of frequent blustery showers on and off throughout the day. 13 to 19 celsius the overall high. it looks as if this unsettled theme stays with us into the early half of the week as well. in fact, as we move towards tuesday,
another area of low pressure could bring gales for a time and a spell of very wet weather as well. rohini this is bbc news. the headlines at 11am. hurricane irma strengthened again, pounding cuba with wings more than 150 mph. next in harm ‘s way is florida where more than 5 million people have been told to leave their homes. we care about your safety, you've got to get prepared, if you are in an evacuation zone, get out 110w. are in an evacuation zone, get out now. mexico declares a day of national mourning after the most deadly earthquake in 50 years kills more than 60 people. also in the next hour, almost 300,00 rohingya muslims have now fled myanmar. the un calls for urgent action and warns of an unprecedented refugee crisis. and the manchester arena reopens tonight with a benefit concert, more than three months after the terrorist attack which killed 22 people.