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ggwsfi what we will do a part in this. what we will do with my staff is we will dismantle the clock itself and dropped it down stairs. very quickly, paul, what has it been like working here without hearing the chimes? it has been a shame not to hear it, with it being cove red shame not to hear it, with it being covered up, but we owe it to future generations to do everything and preserve it for them to enjoy. it is work that has to be done. it is a big job, costing up to £60 million, and it will chime all the way through until the lst of january. thank you very much. we will now ta ke thank you very much. we will now take a look at the weather prospects and heading up onto the balcony would need our reindeer and our sledge but i don't think we've quite got the technology for that! i feel like saying happy christmas but that might curse it so i willjust ask
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what is and the forecast for the week ahead. not quite the forecast for the christmas romantics but they could be worse for those who are on the move. very cloudy but very mild. breezy obtains across the northeast and wet weather for scotland and northern ireland. signs of something called on christmas day possible. 0pen there has been a mild start. temperatures are around 13 celsius and in the north of scotland. anywhere from chester to gloucestershire has a sunny start. wet in shetland, rain spreading down to north—west scotland but the further south you are and in south—west england and wales frog could be an issue through the morning but to the east we will see sunshine. some sunshine also east of
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the pennines but very misty on the pennines himself. some cloud breaks into northern ireland and for the south and east of scotland, 15 celsius possible in aberdeenshire. north—west highlands and islands see more extensive outbreak of rain this afternoon that will work its way into southern scotland and northern ireland this afternoon and maybe the far north of england before moving northwards again and becoming more extensive northwards again and becoming more exte ns ive a cross northwards again and becoming more extensive across scotland on dawn on christmas eve. christmas eve itself sta rts christmas eve. christmas eve itself starts mild, quite breezy and thoroughly wet in scotland, lots of surface water on the roads, elsewhere high pressured to the south causing some ford problems across other parts of western europe keeps things largely dry —— fog problems. some spots of rain around the english channel and to the west
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but with more of a breeze the chance of more cloud breaks on christmas eve on england and wales. wet across scotla nd eve on england and wales. wet across scotland and northern ireland and eventually that rain reaches northern england. brighter end to the day in scotland but temperatures widely into double figures. 0n christmas day, turning drier and brighter and northern ireland and scotla nd brighter and northern ireland and scotland and the scottish mountains could see some wintry flurries. goodbye for now. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines: the london fire brigade says a blaze at london zoo which broke out early this morning has been brought under control — a number of zoo staff have been treated for smoke inhalation and shock. fresh sanctions against pyongyang, the united nations security council
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votes unanimously to limit north korea's imports of petrol and oil by as much as 90%. now on bbc news — the travel show. wow! that's just a taste of what's coming up in the next half—hour, as we take a look back at some of the best bits on what has been a truly memorable year. it's taken us to all four corners of the world, we've met some amazing people with some fantastic stories. but first, let's kick off with these ones. in a moment we've got me fishing for my lunch here in finnish lapland and then rajan gets to be the first member of the public to take a ride on europe's tallest and fastest rollercoaster. but first, back injanuary henry travelled to turkey to explore
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a massive underground city recently found that is slowly revealing some fascinating stories about the country's history. wow, look at all of this. i find it hard to believe that people were living on top of here and all of this was actually hidden, so they had no idea this was here. that is insane! wow, that ceiling is unique. what's all this? this is a monastry and, according to the scientists, the monastery dates back to the sixth century ad. the winding tunnels and hidden openings offered protection from attacking armies. wow! look at that!
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i've actually heard of this spot because all of the archaeologists were very excited about this. this is a church, an underground cave church, dating back to the 12th century. going forward there are plans to turn sections of the cave network into an archaeological park with art galleries and boutique hotels. authorities hope to open it to the public in 2018 when visitors can see the excavations in theirfull glory. it's —13 degrees celsius today and guess what i've got lined up? it's a great way to keep warm. if you're cold, do that! yeah. the real thrill here is actually trying to
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catch fish with a rod. can i have a go? yep. there are fish below us, swimming under one metre of ice. well done! it's getting tougher now. argh! there's layers under, so... ah! see i did all the hard work and then you did a little bit! i take the credit! give me some reindeer hide! there's a real emphasis on low impact tourism here, which is playing a big part in protecting this fragile arctic ecosystem. you should admire my technique here. multitasking. yeah, multiple chances to get fish. fishing isn'tjust done
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for the tourists, it's a real fact of life for many of the people who live here. with only a handful of shops around, most fish still have to be caught rather than bought, otherwise nobody eats. did we get a fish? look at that! it's a pike. it's a pike! and it's been messing up my net. so fish and potatoes on monday, potatoes and fish on tuesday... wednesday, maybe reindeer bits, thursday fish and potatoes. good diet! portaventura is a well—established theme park, spain's biggest in fact, and they get about 4 million visitors here a year. but now they're building something that they say will take it to a different level and will give us one of the most amazing experiences in the world. i've come to ferrari land, licensed by the famous car brand, just as the finishing touches are being put to the site days before the launch.
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there are 11 rides here in total, but one in particular is hogging the limelight as the main attraction. a velocity accelerator ride called red force. two years in the making, it's now europe's and fastest ever rollercoaster. 112 metres high at a speed of 180km/h. that's nought to 180 in five seconds flat! shall we go for it then? yeah, let's go for it. come on, let's do it. just do it. 0h, we're going to get the best views from the front. you feel the force on your face as well. right...right. there's a loose bolt there. should that be... 0h, there's a loose bolt, is there? hands up? yep, thanks up. eyes wide open.
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you don't want to miss it. ok, i'll try my best! i'll try my best. see if you can tell the difference... here we go! ..between the seasoned coaster and the rookie tv presenter. no, i knew you wouldn't be able to. what the hell! you know, over the past year we estimate the travel show team have clocked up over 60 countries, travelled through 2a different time zones, countless times, to give you some of the best
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stories from all over the world. and here are a couple where we met some truly inspirational and remarkable people. in a moment we'll see rajan report from gir national park, in western india, where he went on patrol with the real—life cat women who help to protect the endangered asiatic lion. but first, earlier this month i headed to america to join disabled athletes from across the globe who travelled to maryland to take part in a championship that pushes them to the limit and beyond. the working wounded games has adaptive athletes compete across a range of body building and weightlifting challenges. volunteers!
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most para—sport is categorised by ability, but the working wounded games are different. by modifying rules for each individual athlete, they encourage people with a range of capabilities to compete together. let's go! and one 18—year—old competitor is getting a lot of attention. tell me what you're trying to do. and it's mainly because of your right—hand? there's no strength in it. nora has never been able to complete a pull up.
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unless she can now figure out a way, she'll finish last in this round. this is going to be a real challenge for her, physically and mentally. go, go, go! yeah! two in a row! how many had she done? there's no let up. it's then on to the rest of the workout. yeah! you were crying, you had tears. your coach was hugging you. why were you so emotional? it's ok, take your time. was that the first time you've
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been able to do pullups? it's norwegian power! definitely. on average, the unarmed ranges cover 25 kilometres a day and have to tackle than snakes, leopards and poachers, as well as lions. if they did get agitated, how would you be able to tell from the animal? and it did get dangerous forjayshree early on in her career. applications from women for these posts have rocketed and the rangers are role models and trailblazers in the region today.
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look at that mouth! the good news is that from once being in danger of extinction, numbers have climbed to over 500. the next much more welcome problem is if the sanctuary is actually big enough for their growing population. up next, a couple of films that put my fellow presenters to the test. back in september, carmen faced her fears and took on some of japan's more challenging traditional dishes. first, back injanuary we skipped a hotel and arranged for christa to spend the night in a draft english church instead. thankfully she survived, but i'm not sure she'll be booking again next year. i am here for a spot of champing — church camping. it's available at 12 historic
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venues around the country. beautiful, ancient sites that are rarely, if ever, used as places of mass worship any more. a very big hotel room. money raised from letting champers like me means the crumbling buildings are spared a slow and inevitable decline. somebody at the pub just told me that tonight is supposed to be the coldest night of the year, so that's good, as i head into my unheated church room for the night. i've got my air bed... sleeping bag... i've just got into bed and it's quite... i'm quite comfy, actually.
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quite cosy, given how cold it is and i can see my breath. i'm going to try to go to sleep now and try and forget that i am entirely surrounded by graves. it is quite cold. i'm notably quite cold. i think there's jolly good reason that champing is usually only done during the summer. deciding to come champing in the dead of winter was a really terrible idea. wow, look at this octopus. this is tsukiji in tokyo. this is the world's biggest fish market. the early morning tuna auctions are the biggest attraction. butjust the sheer range of creatures here makes forfascinating browsing.
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this is all so fresh. i think i need something with a kick. the outer market is where you can try some of the more exotic flavours. this is fish fermented with its own entrails in a salty liquid usually made from wheat, miso and soy. mmm! laughs very strong! it is really chewy, really, very very strong. speaks japanese carmen there taking on some of japan's more challenging tastes. so to finish off this special look back at 2017, here's a run through of some of my personal favourites of the year. and over the past 12 months we have been so privileged to really see up
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close some amazing animals all over the world, and meet the people who live and work alongside them. i can't think of a better way to finish the programme than to share with you some of those stories again. wow, look at that! they are so cute! i'm amazed at how much banana a little monkey like that can eat. laughs that monkey must have eaten at least ten bananas. they can eat more than ten. the villagers here believe these monkeys are sacred. there are two types — the cheeky mona, and the black and white colubus, which is slightly more aloof. harming either species
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is strictly forbidden under local law, which means these villages have become a sanctuary. in fact the monkeys here are loved so much, that once they die they are given a proper burial. here, the monkeys belong to the gods, so the villagers have to stay with the monkeys peacefully here. if we harm them or punish, we get the same punishment from the gods. so we have to stay with them peacefully, and that is why the monkeys are unique from other parts of ghana. what kind of patients do you have? we have all kinds of illnesses, sicknesses, knife wounds, gunshot wounds.
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some have diarrhoea, constipation, cataracts, some have serious cancer, tumours. the most difficult case are the victims of landmines. for this elephant, each day starts with her prosthetic leg being fitted, so she can walk out for breakfast. adult females weigh just under three tons on average. so the prosthetic is needed to give vital relief to her other three legs which are under enormous pressure. how long did it take her to get used to the prosthetic leg? five to seven days. the focus here is working with elephant owners in the community to help any animal that needs medical attention. they also have a nursery section
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and i am fortunate enough to be able to see... a newborn. the doctor gives the baby a checkup. it's amazing to see these animals that could have died in the wild, thrive in the hospital. it is an amazing experience that i will not forget any time soon.
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lam heading i am heading out to be desert to experience something i am told it can only experience in the life. —— you can only experience in dubai. i hear it will be truly breathtaking. we're about to release oberon from the basket. so what's going to happen next is, i've untied him, you'll see he is wearing a transmitter on his tail, that is so i can find
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him if he flies away. ready, guys? five, four, three, two, one... wow! amazing. well done. did you want a go? oh yeah, i'd love to. oh yes. peter has helped to hand rear these birds from birth, and the bond of trust between them is vital. it is clear that for him the falcon's welfare is paramount and months of work goes into training the birds to get them used to the sights and sounds of the balloon and its passengers. if practised correctly, these birds are in good shape. essentially the bird is not suffering? absolutely. what more could you ask for?
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unique experience, and what a beautiful animal. that's it for our look back at 2017 here on the travel show. i have had such a great time seeing even more of the world and being able to share that with you guys, and i hope you have enjoyed notjust following me but the rest of the travel show team too, as we explore the world together. please make sure you join us again in 2018, but in the meantime, all that remains is for me to say goodbye from here in finnish lapland, and join the rest of the team, wherever they are in the world, in wishing you a happy and healthy new year. bye— bye. whilst many of you got a dry day,
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not too bad for travelling cross—country 01’ some not too bad for travelling cross—country or some last—minute christmas shopping but it will turn increasingly wet and the north of scotla nd increasingly wet and the north of scotland later on. some strong and gusty winds into the of england. cloudy conditions for most, misty over the hills, temperatures in north—east england and north—east scotla nd north—east england and north—east scotland could reach highs of 15 celsius. tonight, and the rain in scotla nd celsius. tonight, and the rain in scotland it is southwards before moving north again and becoming more extensive tomorrow morning. some fought north of england and northern ireland also. staying in breezy but it is my yields and a very mild
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start tomorrow morning. lots of rain in north—west scotland tomorrow causing lots of surface water. by the end of the afternoon that will reach northern england. brighter skies in northern scotland and more close by that south. goodbye for 110w. “— close by that south. goodbye for 110w. —— more close by that south. goodbye for now. —— more cloud further south. this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 11: a man has appeared at york magistrates court charged with the murder ofjodie willsher at an aldi supermarket in skipton. staff at london zoo are treated for smoke inhalation and shock after a fire broke out there earlier this morning. more than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze. china and russia join the united states in approving fresh un sanctions against north korea. a former us marine is charged with
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plotting to take out a terrorist attack in san francisco over christmas. plans to tackle congested a—roads — a consultation is launched to find out which routes need cash to bring them up to scratch. in sport: a festive feast at the emirates — three goals in five minutes for arsenal, but it's not enough,
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