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this is bbc news. i'm julian worricker. the headlines at ten: rescue workers continue the search for survivors of the tsunami in indonesia. more than 280 people are now known to have died. there are fears the death toll could rise, with warnings of more deadly waves triggered by volcanic eruptions. delays on the roads and disruption for rail passengers is expected as people head home for the festive period. respect and understanding — the queen uses her christmas speech to deliver a message of goodwill to all. chris evans bids a festive farewell to listeners as he hosts his final radio 2 breakfast show. and coming up in half an hour, join us and coming up in half an hour, join us for weather world from the uk's biggest onshore wind farm. we explore the ever expanding wind energy industry. good morning.
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indonesia's disaster agency now say at least 281 people were killed and more than 50 are still missing following the volcanic eruption and tsunami that swept through sunda strait on saturday. thousands of people who live on the islands of java and sumatra have been forced to evacuate to higher ground as the tsunami hit coastal areas. in the last few hours, there have been more eruptions from the anak krakatau volcano, fuelling fears of another tsunami. caroline rigby reports. homeless, exhausted, frightened. like so many others in the region, trying to come to terms with this devastating tsunami. translation: i'm afraid. i'm really afraid. i have not gone home in the last two days. with the dawn of a new day in indonesia, the scale
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of the destruction becomes clearer. hundreds of buildings have been heavily damaged, many homes completely destroyed. officials in one of the worst affected areas say most of the victims were indonesian holiday—makers. among those who flocked to the region at this time of year. police have now begun the grim task of trying to identify the bodies. translation: the number of dead is increasing. we are still using facial identification while faces can still be recognised. hospital workers say they are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of injured people, and with many still missing, rescue workers have stepped up their search for survivors. all too aware that the threat from the nearby anak kra katau volcano remains. spewing ash and smoke, it continues to erupt, and with fears that could trigger further tsunamis, residents are being warned to stay away from the beaches. caroline rigby, bbc news. our corresponent rebecca henschke
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is in carita, a district of villages in the banten province that has been hit by the tsunami and sent us this update. villas like this one here in carita are built right on the ocean, and they didn't stand a chance. when the huge waves hit. this, the state of the swimming pool. it would have been packed at this time of year with holiday—makers for this season. over here, rescue workers, the military, teams from the national disaster agency, are clearing up some of the rubble smashing through the concrete and the metal there to clear it away to begin what will be a slow rebuilding process. over here you can see the remains of the villa and cars that were parked here at the time smashed together. heavy building equipment has now arrived in the area to help people
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with the clearing up. phone and power lines are being restored today to this area as part of the recovery effort. the president visited and promised that this area will be rebuilt. people are being told to stay away from this area if they don't have to be here, but along the coast, people have come back to these ruins of buildings and homes so they can take with them anything of worth that is still in reasonable condition. rebecca henschke, bbc news, carita. we can now speak to karen fontijn, volcanologist at ulb, a research university based in brussels. tell us a little more about the volcano at the centre of this
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disaster. this is anak krakatau, which grew after the eruption in 1883 of kra katoa, which grew after the eruption in 1883 of krakatoa, and we already knew that anak krakatau grew on the edge of the old crater which was submerged in sea water. anak krakatau has submerged in sea water. anak kra katau has been submerged in sea water. anak krakatau has been erupting continuously over the last century 01’ continuously over the last century orso, continuously over the last century or so, typically has fairly small—scale eruptions every couple of years. since june small—scale eruptions every couple of years. sincejune 2018, it has had some increased activity. so what must have happened is that the volcano grew on stable, and in the end it generated this sudden landslide that then triggered the tsunami. so this has been the most serious activity from this volcano in recent times? it was gearing up a little bit, yes. the activity we have seen in the last six months was
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fairly normal, because it grew quite fast. the slopes had become unstable, and so eventually they collapsed into the water. but it is a phenomenon that is very difficult to monitor and detect, and that is basically why people did not have any warning and were caught by surprise to. that is what i wanted to get onto. is there anything more that could have been done in advance of what has now happened to try and advise people of the risks? we knew that this scenario was certainly possible, a scientific paper was published that described this particular scenario is very accurate in the predictions compared to what actually happened yesterday. but we can't really monitor it, we couldn't see this coming, we couldn't tell that this was going to happen during this series of events because as i
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said, anak krakatau erupts fairly regularly every couple of years, so it could easily have been going on for a number of years, it could easily have been going on fora number of years, so it could easily have been going on for a number of years, so it is very difficult to detect these types of submarine landslides in a volcano. what of the prospect of further activity here, there have been further tsunami warnings, so is that likely? clearly the volcano is still erupting, the magma is interacting with the sea water, which generates quite vigorous explosions, so it is clear that the volcano will still continue to grow, and you might imagine that it will continue to stabilise as well after it has had this massive collapse. so it's important to keep an eye on it and stay away from beaches, i would imagine. we can't tell for sure if a new collapse would happen that it
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would actually generate a new tsunami as well, butjust in case, it is better to stay away from beaches. 0k, thank you very much indeed for coming on. drivers are being warned delays on the roads today — as half of all motorists are expected to make christmas journeys. meanwhile thousands of rail passengers travelling over the christmas period will face disruption because of planned engineering work. navtej johal is at london euston with the latest. it has been getting steadily busy here at london euston throughout the morning. plenty of people have arrived in the last few hours, wheeling suitcases. this is where you would come if you want to use the west coast mainline to get up to birmingham, manchester or scotland, but there will be a reduced service running today, then nothing tomorrow 01’ running today, then nothing tomorrow or sunday. so if you wanted to go up to manchester, your final train tonight from here is the 7:45pm. if
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you miss that, it is a two and a half day wait to get to manchester. that is still better than the situation at london paddington, where great western railway passengers will see no trains today, tomorrow or boxing day, so bad news if you want to get to the south west south wales, and if you go to london victoria, the second busiest railway station in the country, no southern trains are running throughout the christmas period until the 2nd of january, which of course means no gatwick express trains running that either due to engineering work. arguably the worst affected train route is from east anglia into london liverpool street, where if you are coming in from colchester, ipswich or norwich, then there are no trains running there, you will face a long journey tried to come into london liverpool street from east anglia. but there is disruption across the country, east midlands trains i will face disruption, and reduced services from liverpool lime street, and also virgin trains
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saying that passengers can expect disruption as well. in total, 330 engineering works happening around the country. so why is it happening at this time of year? the rail industry says this is the time of year where demand is at its lowest. network rail says it expecting trains to be up to 50% quieter than it normally would be. if you are saying to yourself, i will plan ahead, and avoid using the trains, if you want to get in your car today, expect there to be plenty of disruption and delays on the roads as well, because baa has said that it expects 50% of uk motorists to be using main roads or motorways today, with the 11am to 1pm slot being the busiest, especially around the m1 northbound in the east midlands, so possibly the best advice of all is if you can avoid travelling, do stay m, if you can avoid travelling, do stay in, enjoy inspire and put yourfeet up in, enjoy inspire and put yourfeet up instead. thank you very much. christmas can be a difficult time
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of year for young people who've recently left care — they often have no family to spend the festive period with and friends tend to be with their own loved ones. our reporter ashleyjohn—baptiste, who himself grew up in care, has been to north—west england where volunteers are busy making plans for care—leavers to celebrate the big day together. a glimpse of christmas spirit. volunteers gathering to organise a festive dinner for young people who have left the care system. we're at a location in wigan where volunteers have come together to prepare for a christmas dinner for care leavers. now, i grew up in care in south—east london, and i never had this sort of event put on for me when i was in care and when i left care. so i'm really excited to see how this will impact the care community here in wigan. should i help? it's great, susie, it's great. come on. alex and susie are siblings
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who were split up in care. having spent eight years without seeing each other, they were reunited at a christmas eventjust like this one last year. just being able to be together is really nice. christmas is like meant to be a time for family and music. we looked down upon christmas, because it was a time when we didn't have much as kids. and now we come back now. you get presents, you get food. it's good. it's a nice place to be at christmas time. you don't feel out of place. it's like being at home. it's like your own family, you go home with a big bag of presents at the end, it's nice. when you feel like you are on your own and you chat to people who have been through that — "oh, i've been through that i rememberthat," it's nice. what would christmas be like for you both without this christmas dinner? really, a happy time of year, that is what we missed for so long, it's normally a time for family, and that brings all the negatives back for us, i think. this is one of scores of dinners taking place across the country for care leavers.
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the initiative comes from the poet and campaigner, lemn sissay, who also grew up in care. christmas is not the easiest time for a lot of people who've left care, because they're not used to having family around, they're not used to getting presents. it's just a way of... this christmas dinner is a way of letting them feel love from the community. wigan council is now working alongside lemn sissay‘s foundation to support young people at the dinner. volunteers of staff from the council, local groups and individuals donating all kinds of gifts. are young people who are leaving care in wigan being supported enough by the council? in wigan, i think we have a good relationship with our care leavers. and i do feel that we take our corporate—parent responsibility very seriously. growing up between four foster
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families and a care home, i know first—hand the unique set of challenges confronted by many young people when they leave care. merry christmas. hey! and while it will take more than a dinner to solve their problems, events like this at christmas, when most people are with theirfamilies, aim to give care leavers a sense of home. yeah, i do feel love, 'cause obviously, you make your own little family and create your own atmosphere and i want to feel belonging at christmas. ashleyjohn—baptiste, bbc news. with me now is javed khan, who is the chief executive of barnardos. how much difference comeback kind of christmas dinner event make to young people? it makes a fantastic difference to some of the most vulnerable young people we have got in society. just to put it in context, in an average year there is about 100,000 young people in care,
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and about 40,000 of them coming out of care every single year, and they come out with some of the lowest qualifications, they are five times as likely not to be in education, training or employment, five times as likely to have a mental health issue. so they need a lot of support from all of us. they need help with housing, with emotional support, with education, training and employment support. and at this time, christmas, it is particularly difficult for those who don't have a loving caring family like we provide oui’ loving caring family like we provide our own children, so we all need to step in and do what we can for them. but the barnardo's experience of working with thousands of care leavers every single year tells us that it's difficult all year round for them, in fact, that it's difficult all year round forthem, infact, because that it's difficult all year round for them, in fact, because they need love, ca re for them, in fact, because they need love, care and attention just like any other young person. that's the point i was going to raise, what we have just seen a huge difference and you have just aptly illustrated that, but people might think it is great for christmas, but then what? we have got all pull together, and
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this is a call—out from government, from local government, for children's support services, for the volu nta ry children's support services, for the voluntary sector like us, everybody out there that cares about young people, to stand up and say we need to create a better society for them. these young people through no fault of their own need support, and to help them have a sustainable future, to become strong adults and contribute to the economy and look after themselves and their future families, we need to provide all of the support that they need. and when you identify that support, is it possible to pinpoint what works best, given that resources are inevitably limited? resources will a lwa ys inevitably limited? resources will always be tight. it is about money, money needs to be made available, but it is more than that. we all need to pull together, selling barnardo's if you look at the services we provide for thousands of ca re leavers every year, services we provide for thousands of care leavers every year, we firstly give them a safe place to live, so supported lodgings is a scheme that we run, so there is anybody out there that cares about young people, that has got a spare room and is willing to put some time in, we will train them and match them up with
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young people who need a place to live, provide mentoring support and financial support as well. what that does is give the young person an opportunity to live in a semi—independent environment where they can turn to an adult and ask advice when they need it. but they need more than that, they need understanding of the trauma they have been through, and many people coming out of care have had real difficulties to face. they need support in trying to get qualifications they can get on an apprenticeship on the employment ladder in some way, and help managing their own finances, which can be very difficult. young people on average at the moment stay with their parents until the 27, but those in care, we expect them to look after themselves from age 18. we must leave it there, but thank you very much for coming in. time to the latest headlines now on bbc news. rescue workers continue the search for survivors of the tsunami in indonesia. more than 280 people are now known to have died. respect and understanding — the queen uses her christmas speech to deliver a message of goodwill to all. delays on the roads and disruption
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for rail passengers is expected as people head home for the festive period. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. mauricio pochettino says it is too early to consider spurs as title contenders, but a 6—2 win certainly sent out a message to everton, and it has kept them in touch of the top of the table. it was the highest scoring match in the premier league so far this season. everton took the lead, but not for very long. so far this season. everton took the lead, but not forvery long. son heung—min took advantage of a defensive mix—up. lovely equaliser. then dele alli reacted quickest to a pickford save, made it 2—1. harry kane gave them a comfortable lead at half—time, christian eriksen scoring the pick of the goals, fantastic half—volley just after the break. everton pulled one back, but then
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two players got second goals, and an 18 pass move finished off by harry kane. that moves spurs two points behind city in second, six of leaders liverpool. i still believe that liverpool and manchester city are the real contenders to win the premier league, and then we are there, chelsea and manchester united, still a long way, i think it is still a long way to go if we are a real contender or not. it is too early. we score one goal first, the second goal, and after, we have to keep strong, faster, and after the mistake we made, they were more stubborn. for the last ten seasons
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in the championship, whoever was top christmas was promoted to the premier league. leeds will be looking to make that 11 seasons in a row, they are top after a brilliant comeback away at aston villa. they we re comeback away at aston villa. they were 2—0 down after 20 minutes, but that stoppage time strike completed a brilliant second—half performance. 3-2 to a brilliant second—half performance. 3—2 to them, they are now point above norwich city. villa, who missed out on promotion last season, are three points off the play—offs at the moment, 13 of the top. steven gerard laid into his rangers players at half—time before they came from behind to beat saint johnstone 2—1. he said there was only awful, but they are now just a point behind celtic in the scottish premiership, and it is the old firm match next weekend, alfredo marrero is completing the turnaround from rangers with just two minutes left on the clock, that was his second of the match, his 19th in the season. in rugby union, bath have moved into the top half of the premiership
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after a 24—12 win over wasps. fly— half after a 24—12 win over wasps. fly—half freddie burns was the star, 19 points in all for him, including this try in front of more than 30,000 at the ricoh arena in coventry. wasps have won just one of their last 12 games. in yesterday's other match, gloucester stay third after they beat the bottom side newcastle falcons. lusty‘s winner rob cross claimed an emphatic victory over the spaniard crystal rails at the pdc world charts damping chip. cross was rarely troubled, took the match 4—0 to move into the last 16. that was at alexandra palace. the british number one johanna konta is confident of an upturn in fortunes next year with her new coach. her form dipped grammatically after reaching the semifinals at wimbledon backin reaching the semifinals at wimbledon back in 2017, and rising to fourth in the world. she is going to go into the new year 37th in the rankings, but she says she will have
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a better equipped to deal with challenges on court after a very strong pre—season. that's all the sport for now. much more on all those stories and a lot more on the bbc sport website. we will have more for you in the next hour, too. olly foster, thank you very much indeed. just a line of breaking news being reported by reuters coming out of islamabad. the pakistani and user anti—corruption of islamabad. the pakistani and user anti—corru ption court has jailed former prime ministers nawaz sharif on charges that he says were politically motivated. the court found that the three—time prime minister was unable to prove the source of income for the ownership ofa source of income for the ownership of a steel mill in saudi arabia. a few months ago, this was back in july, he was sentenced to ten years in prison by the same court, this time on charges relating to the purchase of upscale apartments in london. he was released from prison backin london. he was released from prison back in september pending an appeal.
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but jailed today for seven back in september pending an appeal. butjailed today for seven years. the queen will urge people to treat each other with respect, during her annual christmas message which will be broadcast tomorrow. the comments, which have been released by buckingham palace, are likely to be seen as an attempt by the monarch to calm the debate over brexit. here's our royal correspondent nicholas witchell. throughout her reign, the queen has always been notably cautious whenever it has come to making a comment which could be construed as an observation about the political debate. but with the nation divided over brexit, it would be strange if the head of state, in her one personal message of the year, did not make some attempt to address people's concerns. her christmas message was recorded earlier this month at buckingham palace, when the brexit debate in parliament was at its height. in the broadcast, she will say this. the context of those remarks isn't clear from
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what buckingham palace has released. it may be doubted whether the queen has said anything explicit about brexit. but it's clear that the palace is hoping these few words, and a reference to the need for the christmas spirit of goodwill to be heeded, will be construed as an attempt by the monarch to soothe the brexit debate. theresa may has written a letter, published in the daily express, urging people to put aside their differences over leaving the eu, and to focus instead on what they can achieve together. in a separate christmas message to british servicemen and women, the prime minister praises the work done after the novichok attack in salisbury and their role in fighting international terrorism. in his christmas message, the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, praises the compassion of those who help the homeless and refugees. sussex police have defended their handling of the drone sightings around gatwick airport last week. officers say the investigation remains active following the release without charge of a couple from crawley.
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despite earlier saying sightings may have been mistaken, 67 reports made by the public, passengers and police officers are being investigated. a reward of £60,000 has been offered for information. chris evans has bid a festive farewell to listeners as he hosted his final radio 2 breakfast show this morning. he's stepping down after almost nine years presenting europe's most popular radio show, and will be replaced by zoe ball in the new year. chris evans finished his final broadcast at 9.30, going out with song. it's been an absolute blast. it's been over in what seems like nine minutes rather than nine years. have a happy christmas, the rest of us would like to say that as well. merry christmas! but we really do
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have to go now. song sheets at the ready. this is going to be a challenge, unrehearsed! # thanks for coming to see our show singing. chris evans saying thank you and farewell on radio 2. that was about an hour ago. the so—called "super saturday" before christmas saw an incremental boost in shoppers — according to the retail experts — but with just a few shopping hours left until christmas — is your fridge fully stocked or are you a last—minute dasher? sean farrington is in
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a supermarket in penarth. the last—minute food shoppers are out in force here today just outside cardiff, but the big question for retailers the supermarkets across the is, is what happened on the high street over the last few days, where there has been disappointing numbers hitting the shops, going to feed through to our food shopping as well, or will that spending hold—up? we can have a chat to a couple of people now about this. diane and tom are here. diane, you look at the number of people who are hitting the retail parks, the high street, around the country. how has it been in the last few days? better than it has been, footfall has definitely increased in the last week, and it peaked on saturday, which was a surprise because we would have expected it to peak on friday. clearly people were waiting until the last—minute try to pick up bargains, so it has got better but still lower than last year. is it just lower every single year, or does this feel particularly worse?
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it is lower every single year, because clearly footfall is dropping because of the presence of online, and we are spending more online, although that still only represents 20% of our spending store. but the degree of drop we are seeing this year is much more severe than we saw last year. tom, you are a turkey farm. when it comes to food prices, what has been pushing the price of turkeys up? really it is the feed, the cost of the feed to feed the turkeys has gone up, because of the weather we have had in 2018. we had the beast from the east in the spring, so crops will slow growing, and then when they did start growing, they suffered the heatwave in the summer, so yields were down, so there is less food around to feed, so it has pushed the price up. have you seen consumers over the year, whether it is turkeys or other means, change their habits at all? i think in terms of lamb sales, people are looking to buy food that is more convenient, they don't want to buy a joint
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so much, they want to buy food that is easy to cook, quick when they come in from work, they don't want to spend there are half at the cooker, they want to put it in the oven and be done in half an hour and do something else. that is interesting about how people are shopping at what they are shopping. does that play through into the non—food shopping as well? absolutely, that is why online has grown, the convenience of being able to sit at home and buy what you want to buy, but you don't get the experience of going into a store, and that is what shoppers are after, particularly at christmas. but they have to deliver what shoppers want in terms of experience. it is a big one for supermarkets today. we will find out over the next few weeks how well they have been doing. we know it has been tough on the high street, but still people out doing last—minute shopping. sean farrington there in penarth. now it's time for a look at the weather. we can cross the newsroom to simon king.
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hello. quite a cold start to the uk, frosty first thing this morning, but lots of sunshine around at the moment, across the northern half of the uk, except for a few fog patches lingering on across parts of western scotla nd lingering on across parts of western scotland and the glasgow area. a bit fog for the midlands and eastern parts of england, but there will be brighter skies developing here, thick cloud in the south—western still some spots of rain and drizzle, temperatures up to eight celsius for many, but up to 12 in the south—west. through this afternoon and into the evening, fog will form quite quickly across eastern areas of england, and that could linger on into christmas day. it will be a mostly dry day on christmas day, any rain or drizzle limited towards western areas, especially around the west of


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