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hello, this is bbc news — with jane hill. the headlines: thousands of britons in france scramble to return home — before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 1h days. this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk we decided to try and book and around the world. a ferry, cancel our holiday thousands of britons in france and come home to avoid it. scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force i think it's very sudden. telling them to i think it could be self—isolate for m days a bit more gradual. we decided to try and book local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england a ferry, cancel our holiday will remain in place — and come home to avoid it. as there's no evidence yet of i think it's very sudden. i think it could be a decrease in the number of cases. a bit more gradual. businesses, including casinos and bowling alleys, are allowed to reopen in england this weekend — travel isn't as reliable as it once was, i'm afraid. but there'll be bigger fines for people who refuse the virus, in particular, to wear a face covering. when it's not in our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast. spain closes all its nightclubs and bans smoking outside in crowded areas — local lockdown restrictions amid fears of a rise in coronavirus in parts of northern england will remain in place, infections.
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as there's no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases. businesses including casinos and bowling alleys are allowed to reopen in england this weekend but there'll be bigger fines for people who refuse to wear a face coverings. millions of doses of two more sport now — and for a full experimental coronavirus vaccines round up from the bbc have been ordered by the uk sport centre, here's gavin. sarina wiegman has been confirmed government as the next head coach belarus releases some of the england women's football of the thousands team, taking overfrom phil neville detained in protests when he steps down in september next year. against alexander lu kashenko‘s and she announced the news herself. disputed election victory. hi, everyone, hope you are well. i have been the dutch national team coach for the last four years spain closes all its bars and i'm really excited and nightclubs amid fears of a rise of the england national in coronavirus infections. team in 2021. good luck for the upcoming 12 months, stay safe, thanks for your support and see you soon. so, what type of coach can the lionesses expect in wiegmann? i spoke to dutch football journalist, marcel van der kraan, who told me she was highly rated in her homeland, after winning the euros 2017 and reaching last year's world cup final
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with the netherlands. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. stay with us for the latest news and analysis from here and across the globe. character wise, tough, never blunt. hundreds of thousands of holiday—makers have very strongly opinionated, but in at had their plans thrown into chaos after the uk government announced least about two of what is possible quarantine measures would affect a number of countries, including france, where tens of the girls. i think she will of thousands of britons are currently on holiday. demand an incredible amount of self—discipline from the lionesses, from 4am on saturday morning, because she has done exactly that anyone arriving in the uk with the dutch team. the dutch girls from the netherlands, monaco, malta, turks and caicos had some kind of comparison with the and aruba, as well as france, will have to self—isolate dutch men, and she said, look, for m days. the decision has caused a rush girls, if you want to be respected, of tourists to ports and airports, desperate to get home you have two behave and be as before the deadline. our europe correspondent ambitious as the men. do not start gavin lee reports. comparing yourself. the lionesses will have to go out there and prove the long road back to the uk. that they won't want to be at top the cuthbert family, who were supposed to be level. she will push them, she will on holiday for another week, are hotfooting it from the west push them very high. tactically, she of france trying to catch a ferry to avoid mandatory quarantine will also change things for the
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in the uk. girls. looking at the satnav, we are struggling for time, very tight for time. we may not make it, we may be about half an hour short, and they will not find another coach and travelling with three other families, my wife and my daughter in the car, as good as sarina wiegman, but after a bit deflated, to be honest. the record she has had over the last feel a little let down by the government. few years, it seemed she will be a short while later, it is clear the family are going to miss their boat. tempted by some big offer. like we now think we cannot make the roscoff ferry men's top coaches, we have seen it so we are going to have to try to travel to see if we can coming from the english football go to calais and get league, when everything is a little a ferry across from there. bit better, just a bit more we are trying to book those world—class than the rest of europe ferries as we speak. when it comes to the leagues and the decision came late last night — federation. angling is only line of two weeks of self isolation the opportunity for every top coach, for all travellers from france on arrival in the uk. so the opportunity for every top coach, so it is for sarina wiegman. there are estimated to be half arsenal have completed the signing a million british tourists of the brazil winger, willian, in the country right now. on a three—year deal. he was a free agent this morning, the transport after leaving chelsea, secretary grant shapps where he'd spent seven years. explained his decision. he'd rejected the offer of a contract extension at stamford bridge, and said
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i am afraid itjust is inherent in the system at the moment that he believed arsenal could win titles again under travel isn't as reliable manager mikel arteta. as it once was. play is back under way on day two i am afraid this virus, of the second test between england particularly when it is out and pakistan, in southampton, of our hands, overseas, with the morning session delayed due to the weather. england's bowlers were is an unpredictable beast. dominant yesterday, james anderson taking two wickets, and have taken one the destinations on the uk's quarantine list is growing, so far after lunch. with five more countries stuart broad getting babar azam before his 50. and destinations now added. the forecast is gloomy, in the netherlands, daily so we may see more coronavirus cases are 15 times interruptions this afternoon. that of a month ago, an average of 600 a day. pakistan are now 161—6. in france, the number of daily england lead the series 1—0. covid cases is four times that of a month ago, reaching more than 2,500 a day. the french europe minister has made sure, clear on social media second practice is under way they will reciprocate. at the spanish grand prix, with valtteri bottas fastest uk travellers will be made in the first session ahead of his mercedes team—mate, to quarantine on arrival in france. there is only one ferry a day that lewis hamilton. it was tight, though — comes from this northern there was only four—hundredths of a second between them — french port in le havre, with last weekend's winner at silverstone, through brittany ferries to portsmouth and they are saying max verstappen, third —fastest. mark selby still leads that there is very little space left ronnie 0'sullivan by two frames, and they are warning people not simply to turn up to this after the honours were shared in the latest session port without a ticket. of their world championship
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they say it is unlikely semifinal in sheffield. they will get the last boat tonight. 0'sullivan was struggling early the situation across the northern on and he had a really lucky escape, coast in dieppe, in dunkirk, when he managed to sink a red in calais as well, we are hearing from a tight spot — of a similar rush for tickets a complete fluke. and companies are saying that if people turn be they face a long wait and it is unlikely selby was four frames clear at one they will arrive before a'o clock tomorrow morning. point but 0'sullivan won the last two, to bring it back to 13—11. those planning to travel the target is 17 frames. by eurostar and eurotunnel they resume at seven o'clock. are being given similar advice. before that, kyren wilson we are saying clearly to people, unless you have a confirmed booking and anthony mcgill play to a finish for today there is no is no space, in their semifinal — wilson leads 13—11. so do not turn up, allow the system that's live on bbc two right now. to work properly for those who have that's all the sport for now. spaces and travel as soon as time becomes available. there is a feeling of exasperation there is mounting anger and a certain amount of panic in normandy and from holiday—makers about the way a—level and businesses in areas of france grades have been awarded, like the dordogne and parts after this year's exams of the south coast that aren't were cancelled because of as badly affected by covid—19 the coronavirus pandemic. grades were decided through but the british government is clear, a controversial modelling system, and nearly 40% of now warning against all them were lower than but essential travel to any teachers' predictions. part of this country. labour says thousands of students gavin lee, bbc news, le havre. have been betrayed and called for the government to award students
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marks based on their our europe correspondent teacher's assesments. lucy williamson sent dan johnson reports. this update from calais. as yesterday's results sink in, well, you can see at the ferry it's becoming clearer who's up and who's down, terminal it's pretty busy, but that's not unusual for an august who can make their next move and who needs a new plan. day, an august friday. abby‘s grades were slightly we've been speaking to a lot lower than expected, but she's still heading to cardiff of british tourists, both here and at the service stations coming into calais, everyone to study history and english. says they have managed i'm lucky because i got into my first choice, to rebook their journey but what's but a few of my friend had to get clear is it's a bit of a rush in to second choice, expected later on this afternoon and a few didn't get into uni because so many british tourists at all so their plans for next year are based on the south of france, are just out the window completely because of this. people are driving up from nice, i'm just angry for montpelier, from much further away, and so that's a bit of concern that them to be honest. both they are going to arrive a bit later on but also people haven't was predicted and a*, a and b, managed to rebook a slot and don't have a reservation for today may end but received a c and two bs — up turning up a bit later they'll stop her doing law at exeter. on in the hope of trying to get on. i don't know if i'm going to be able to appeal, and as you heard in gavin's if my place will be held package, the advice for me, so... from operators here is please don't yeah, i'm just in a year do that because itjust of uncertainty right now. holds everything up. at their sixth form college in cirencester, more than 40% of students were graded and if you are in the uk, below their teacher's recommendation please send us whatever — only 0.4% were higher.
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questions you'd like answered about the quarantine and how it will affect people travelling we weren't expecting great to and from france and the five things from the system, we knew it was the best of a very other countries. at 16.30, we'll be getting bad set of options because of the year we're in. answers from travel consultant paul charles and travel journalist lisa minot. use the hashtag bbcyourquestions but i think when we saw the individual subject results come on social media, or visit bbc.co.uk/news or the bbc news app. out and how distraught students and teachers were — it was the most depressing day of mine in education. the government insists the system used across england is the fairest it can be. restrictions on household gatherings the system has actually enabled more people to get will continue in parts of england university places accepted, which have seen spikes and there's this triple lock enabling people to go back in coronavirus cases. to the mocks or retake — limits have been in place in greater manchester, or rather take — the a—level west yorkshire, east lancashire and leicester for at least two weeks exams in early september. to combat rising infections. labour has called for the sort ministers have decided of u—turn in scotland, where teachers' estimated grades to keep them in place were eventually allowed to stand. and cancel a planned easing that were record highs for a* and a grades, of lockdown restrictions there were record highs for a* and a grades, and overall results are up. more disadvantaged students there that will go ahead have already been able
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in the rest of england. to get university places, they say it will ‘help protect local and the clearing process is busy residents and allow more time filling up the remaining courses, for the changes to have an effect" but there are suggestions that the easing of some lockdown smaller class sizes rules this weekend means in private schools will have small wedding receptions, favoured those students. live indoor performances and more beauty treatments are allowed the nature of the process that in england from tomorrow. soft play centres and 0fqual have applied means casinos can also reopen. but larger fines are to be institutions with larger cohorts introduced for failing to wear in given subjects are the ones a face covering; and in wales, that are most vulnerable changes to rules about meeting people indoors have been postponed. to the statistical vagaries our business correspondent of the system. vivienne nunis has the latest. while there is so much to celebrate i like that, i like that. and many now are looking ahead, ready for saturday, yeah? there are question marks over some exactly. apparent disparities — that have left others still weighing after nearly five months of waiting, up their options for appealing and the choices of what to do next. geeta is looking forward to a full dan johnson, bbc news. day of appointments at her south london beauty salon. we are busy with facials, scotland's first minister nicola which we are really looking forward sturgeon says people should not be to, but, more importantly, served in pubs and restaurants our clients are just beside if they refuse to give themselves, really ready to go. their contact information. new complusory rules have come into force across scotland making it i mean, there will be prosecco, mandatory for hospitality businesses drinks flowing outside the salon. to collect customers details. from tomorrow, close contact services such as facials, eyebrow waxing and eyelash extensions have ms sturgeon said a recent spike been given the green light in england.
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in cases in aberdeen showed how for many beauticians, those treatments make up coronavirus is easily spread in places like pubs, the bulk of their business. under new guidelines, and action needed to be taken. firstly, it is now mandatory beauticians and hairdressers for hospitality businesses — including cafes, restaurants, will need to wear a visor and a face mask to lower the risk pubs and bars — to collect customer and visitor contact details. of the coronavirus spreading. that requirement already also reopening on saturday, casinos, bowling alleys, exists in guidance — skating rinks and soft play centres. and i know many businesses are already doing this — indoor theatre, music but it is now the law. and performances will be allowed it's an essential step to ensure with socially—distanced audiences. that our test and protect system can function as effectively as possible. and wedding receptions for up to 30 so from now on, all hospitality guests will be permitted. businesses must collect contact more changes have been details for all visitors announced in wales. to their premises. from next weekend, up to four that includes, obviously, households will be able to form customers and staff, an extended household or bubble, but also people such as cleaners and delivery drivers. and you will also be allowed let me make this point clear, to have a meal following a wedding, civil partnership, or a funeral, as well, particularly for up to 30 people indoors. to members of the public — if customers refuse to provide these details, they should not be served tomorrow's easing of lockdown in the place that they are trying restrictions has been a long time coming for the businesses involved. to be served in. but with some epidemiologists claiming that little has changed in terms of the spread of the virus services have been held to mark over the past few weeks, the first anniversary, tomorrow, business owners are asking why
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of the death of pc andrew harper, the reopening had to be delayed. who was killed while on duty in berkshire. many say they were ready to open safely weeks ago, pc harper died when he was dragged when other businesses along a road for more than a mile by thieves in a getaway car. opened their doors. to be told that late in the day he'd been married that we couldn't open forjust one month. was really devastating. the officer's family, but, moving on, we are in a much close colleagues from better place, and we have been given the thames valley force, and its chief constable the green light to reopen our attended a private service. and a one—minute silence was centres in england tomorrow. observed across the force at 11am. helena wilkinson reports. and, as more businesses open, there is hope there will be knock—on effects for other parts of the economy. we all live off each other, and it's the ecosystem is now back in action. give us strength and wisdom to we are the largest licensed premises in protect the weak eye and vulnerable. westminster, and i think we are a fundamental part of that. at newbury police station, the flag with most businesses soon to be open, the flew at half mast where colleagues government will be hoping it has made the right bet and the economy gathered to remember the young officer who gave his life on behalf will soon be out of recession. officer who gave his life on behalf of others. some here today were first on the night he died. they did all they could to help him. today at half mast where colleagues gathered spain is tightening coronavirus to remember the young officer who
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restrictions nationwide, gave his life on behalf of others. closing bars and nightclubs and banning outdoor smoking where some here today were first on the social distancing isn't possible. scene on the night he died. they did it follows a rise in cases, all they could to help him. to date with almost 3000 new infections on thursday. hotels and restaurants must close they forever. we'll never forget by one o'clock in the morning. andrew harper is sacrifice and we drinking alcohol in the streets are all proud to have called him a has been prohibited and is now subject to fines. work colleague and i were a friend. spain's health minister has also advised against meetings today servers included some words of of more than ten people. remembrance about andrew harper new zealand has announced a 12—day extension and's friendship and support he to auckland's lockdown. gave. we offer our greatest respect it follows the country's first coronavirus outbreak in three months. 0fficials reported 12 to andrew's mehmedi, for all that he new covid—i9 cases on friday, was in life, and what he has 92 of all linked to a now 30—strong cluster first detected in a family in life. then together, pc harper's in auckland two days ago. the prime ministerjacinda ardern police family stood, head bowed, to has warned that cases will grow before they slowdown. observe a minute's silence. across the country, although police forces european union foreign also remembered and observed the ministers are holding talks on the possiblity of imposing young officer and the sacrifice he new sanctions on belarus. made, honouring his memory and there's been widespread condemnation within the bloc of what it called commitment to policing. pc harper
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the disproportionate use had been married forjust four weeks of state violence. detainees there have been giving when he died from catastrophic details of the beatings they endured injuries after being dragged by a during days in custody. car. the officer's family have been ata car. the officer's family have been at a private service today, there police say more than 2000 people, who were arrested are laws unimaginable. today, a time following the controversial re—election of president alexander for them to pause and remember, lukashenko , have been freed. together with his police colleagues, around 6,700 protesters have a proud, young police officer and been held since sunday. the government claims immediately loved husband, son, the remaining detainees are to be brother and friend, who died released on friday. speaking from self—imposed exile, protecting the public. the main opposition presidential candidate, svetla na tikhanovskaya, the fashion chain, river island, called for peaceful is to cut 350 jobs as part of a management shake—up. the high street retailer told staff it intends to slash store management rallies this weekend. meanwhile the head of and senior sales roles. the european commission called it comes on top of 250 jobs for additional sanctions against those who abuse going at its head office. human rights in belarus. the company says revenues and profitability have slumped following the coronavirus lockdown. speaking at a government meeting about the construction industry, president lukashenko warned against strikes that have sprung—up today in minsk in solidarity with protesters. he said the industrial action could hurt the economy,
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in california, fire crews and the incomes of those striking. are battling a fast moving wildfire in the mountains north of los angeles. the blaze, dubbed the lake fire, started on wednesday and is still burning out of control. translation: you should explain david willis has the latest to people this is the only chance to save their companies. if you save your company, you'll be able to feed your family. from los angeles. you can go for a walk — there are thousands of people walking on the streets, you can join them for a walk. radio: we're going to evacuate this area. however, there you will be paid helicopters crisscross an apocalyptic skyline in the hills for two days only — if paid. above america's second largest city. what started as a small blaze we know them, we have shown the protest organisers. in a national park turned the money will be enough for two swiftly into a swirling, days, but what next? dancing wall of flame — one that has since devoured more 0ther protesters have been out than 10,000 acres of land. fuelling the flames, thick brush rendered tinder—dry on the streets of minsk; by years of drought. abdujalil abdurasulov reports following the violence that took place across belarus, and dense hillsides that have made most protests are now taking place access all but impossible during the daytime. for the hundreds of firefighters here in the capital, minsk, people came out to the streets who've been drafted in. and now are standing in line as a result, they've now taken to raise their voices to fighting this one from the air, against the violence flame retardant coating the area that the authorities
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below in a fine layer of pink dust. are using to disperse the crowds. it's a futile exercise, however. we can see men and women, and even small children are here. the lake fire continues volunteers are distributing food, and the drivers that are passing to burn out of control. by are honking their car this is very early to be starting off with fires this soon. so we're expecting a very horns in support. hot and dry summer, that is what we have got, what is interesting, we are expecting even factories across the country are now going on strike hotter weather next week, to support this movement. we are very fortunate we have had so it is clear that the crackdown some precipitation this morning on protesters that mr lukashenko has which has been helpful. daylight revealed the been using is not really working. impact of the blaze. everything in the path of the flames reduced to a smouldering pile of rubble and ash. 0ur moscow correspondent sarah scorched furniture, the only thing to indicate this rainsford has been taking a closer was once somebody‘s home. look at the allegations of human right abuses allegations, made by those held in detention hundreds of people have been evacuated as the flames have pressed north. california is no stranger to wildfires, but a fire of this ferocity is normally something you wouldn't expect to see until late autumn, when seasonal really shocking accounts coming from those who have been released from winds kick up to fuel the flames. police detention centres across experts say they seem belarus but particularly in minsk. to be starting earlier and finishing later each year. people talking about punishment beatings and what amounts to torture
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and many of the men in particular two years ago, the foothill town of paradise was destroyed and 85 coming out with the bruises to prove people died in the deadliest it, black eyes and vivid purple and most destructive wildfire bruises across their bodies. there in california's history. was also a woman, a video which is very widely circulated on social media, ofa with temperatures of around 35 very widely circulated on social degrees expected this weekend and no media, of a woman sobbing and sign of rain in the forecast, talking about being threatened with death and with gang rape for taking it may be some time before this one is brought under control. pa rt david willis, bbc news, los angeles. death and with gang rape for taking part in the protests. so really shocking stories and that does match up shocking stories and that does match up to what in fact, residents who are living close to these detention the headlines on bbc news: centres have been saying, talking thousands of britons in france about reports of groans and screams scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force and shrieks coming from within those telling them to detention centres over the past few self—isolate for 1h days days, people gradually being released but we know that almost restrictions on gatherings for millions of people in northern 7000 protesters and evenjust england and leicester are to remain passers—by had been detained over in place as there's no evidence yet evidence yet of a decrease four nights of protest, so gradually being released and i think the shock in the number of cases. that people are feeling at what they meanwhile, lockdown is eased have gone through is only fuelling in other parts of england the protests even further. with beauticians, theatres, and small weddings all getting the go—ahead from tomorrow. the european union has welcomed the news that israel and the united arab emirates have reached a deal to normalise
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relations, saying that it is good for regional stability. in a surprise agreement brokered by the us president donald trump, israel agreed to suspend controversial plans to annex parts of the occupied west bank. a perinatal mental health charity palestines reacted angrily, has told bbc news that saying it amounts to a treason, since the start of lockdown, it's seen a significant rise in new fathers coming to them and iran has denounced the deal as "dangerous" and "stupid". with depression after the birth of their child. 0ur security correspondent panda's charity says it's seen a 10% frank gardner says there's still some uncertainties rise in the number of men contacting about what the deal actually means. them compared to the period before march. if you look at the reaction, ellie costello has this exclusive report. it is very polarised, as you mentioned then. # baa baa black sheep...# so, turkey, iran, the palestinians, have condemned it. this is dave. europe, the un and most of the gulf arab states have welcomed it. he's a dad to four daughters, and suffered with postnatal depression since the birth i think a lot depends on where it goes from here, of his third child. because there is a bit of a gap here between what people think his newest baby, elsie, is 1a weeks old — born is being proposed and what may at the height of lockdown. happen on the ground, so benjamin netanyahu, it made it a million the israeli leader, has said times amplified. that he hasn't agreed to stop a million times worse the annexation of the west bank and jordan valley, only than what it should have been. because it's all right having
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to delay, to put it on hold. he has reassured his supporters, a support structure, particularlyjewish settlers, about that. but if you can't access them but that's not the way because you can't speak to them it is being spun in the arab press. or see them, you know, this is very much a historic you can't use them. agreement and that a small the perinatal mental health charity, pandas, has seen a significant victory has been achieved increase in men coming forward with postnatal depression symptoms in lockdown. in stopping at annexation. annie belasco is their but i think that really ceo and founder. what is behind this through our helpline, is the commonality of interests we've seen a rise of 10% of men between the two countries. right at the top of coming through and fathers, the list is there shared and through our social media distrust and fear of iran. channels and our closed next on the list i think would be facebook group community, their dislike of political islam, we have seen an additional of the muslim brotherhood 250 new users. and organisations that are linked it's estimated that one in ten to the muslim brotherhood, new dads will experience some such as hamas and other outfits in libya, for example. form of postnatal depression. so, they share that. that can vary from low mood there is also a lot to be and anxiety to feelings gained by technology and health care cooperation. of worthlessness and a complete one of the first thing loss of identity. they're going to do, they say is to work on trying there is no six—week checkup to find a vaccine the coronavirus. for dads, no—one is checking in from a health and community israel is a highly aspect saying, "actually, technologically advanced country. how are you as a father?"
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uae is fast catching up. so there is a commonality lee is a father of two, with another there but nevertheless, from the arab streets on the way in september. there are cries of betrayal and a stab in the back. for me, it manifested in, i was working on a large office, deals have been signed by the uk and i would go into the toilets government for two more experimental and i would sit in the coronavirus vaccines. toilet and just cry. just this overwhelming a total of 90 million doses have sense of needing to cry. which one? been purchased from a belgian this one, here. pharmaceutical company, lee has since sought janssen, and a us firm nova—vax. support from his gp, britain now has on order and has founded dad af, 340 million doses of six a digital support network for dads different potential vaccines. all around the world. more details from our medical he says fathers struggle with postnatal depression editor, fergus walsh. in a different way to mothers. there are nearly 30 coronavirus i felt like i needed to be vaccines undergoing clinical trials, there to protect her, and to help her, to provide for her. and well over 100 more in laboratory development. and i couldn't do that. i couldn't do that. the uk is said to have one of the and it gave me a huge sense world's biggest stockpiles. of failure, and it made me feel advance orders have been placed like i was not good enough for 340 million doses of six in any sense. different vaccines. you know, it was most require two doses, a really trying time. but there should be enough for everyone in the uk to be you're scared of people
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saying, "that's a bit odd. injected five times over. why are you sad? what have you done?" most vaccine trials end in failure, even those that you know, so there's guilt, look promising at the early stages. fear of other people's reactions, the worst part is feeling so, the government is hedging like you're not a man. its bets, hoping that one of the candidate vaccines it has both lee and dave say that talking to someone is key for any father bought will be successful. struggling with his new role. we don't know if any of these vaccine formats that don't be ashamed. we've acquired will actually work. there are no licensed vaccines speak to your wife or your partner for any human coronavirus. first, because, believe it or not, so our priority is to even though you don't think they will understand, they do. ensure that we have they get it. sufficient vaccine for the populations in the uk who are most and there's nothing better than them putting their arms around you, at risk from coronavirus infection. telling you it's going to be ok. the latest deals are for 30 million and that is the first step doses of the vaccine being developed to recover, it really is. by a belgian company, jansen, and 60 million doses from the us biotech novavax. we will talk a little bit more about there are roughly four technologies being used for a levels, the story that has coronavirus vaccines, and the uk has deals covering each of them. dominated have very obvious reasons. none of the costs still a lot of pressure given the have been revealed. way that a—level grades have been
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by the end of the year there could be at decided this year in england, wales least half a dozen different coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials in the uk. and northern ireland, because pupils couldn't sit the exams because of members of the public are being encouraged to register interest online, coronavirus. a lot of political talk because, without medical about that,. volunteers, we won't sophie graham is a careers advisor know if any of the vaccines actually work. fergus walsh, bbc news. at the national careers service. how is this all had a knock on for 0ur medical editor fergus walsh reporting there. jennifer rohn is a cell biologist you, are you getting calls and e—mails from worried teenagers? at university college london. you, are you getting calls and e-mails from worried teenagers? yes, we have seen a huge increase in hello, welcome to bbc news. vaccine encountered volumes, but it'll is one of the things that has through the exam results helpline. a dominated all of our conversations ever since we learned about lot of confusion, disappointed students, a lot of students who have coronavirus. talk us through, first been unwell, as well, just talking of alljennifer, some of the many through their options on what to do vaccines that are being looked at and investigated at the moment? next. given that the uncertainty still there some students, what are well, there are four main you able to advise them? we are able strategies, and the uk straddling all four of those with six different
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companies. the first one is a to advise on the next steps and terms of if they would like to sit vaccine of which there are 130 the exams again come the autumn. million doses from two companies, when you talk about the potential of one of these is quite well known to everybody which is the oxford an appeal of their results. and vaccine. this is based on a chimpanzee version of the common alternative options that are open to them with the results they have cold virus. it's a good strategy received, whether that is going because we know a lot about this through clearing, an alternative type of vaccine, we know how to make course, finding a job or a higher or them, we know how to produce them really well, and they are very good degree level apprenticeship. 0ur course, finding a job or a higher or degree level apprenticeship. our job here is to offer the most at stimulating the immune system personalise a result that we can because they are a whole virus, they with the result is that they have are replicating and growing inside oui’ are replicating and growing inside our bodies and our bodies react received. you have a good ten years accordingly. however, they are also experience do not the sort of work very safe. this chimpanzee virus is that you do. every august as a weakened, it's not able to do much stressful time for spirits by in human cells, so it's the best of both worlds. it's alive, but it's definition, but this must feel very not actually going to spread to other people. as almost all of these different to you? i'm interested in strategies, it's based on the spike just the sense and the mood of the protein which is the sticky out a bit on the coronavirus. this is the things that you have been bit on the coronavirus. this is the bit which interacts with the immune experiencing. it's been a unique system and all of the vaccines are yearin experiencing. it's been a unique
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geared toward exploiting the spike. year in many ways. never have we had the second kind of strategy that we to offer young people based on a haveis the second kind of strategy that we have is the mrnas strategy. there result for an exam that they were u nfortu nately result for an exam that they were unfortunately unable to set. the are 30 million doses of these. it is options are very, very different this year. it is hard to see so many the fastest to develop from scratch because it relies only on knowing the blueprint of the virus, you don't have to be able to grow them disappointed students who feel that in the lab can bejust don't have to be able to grow them in the lab can be just have to know the sequence. this was published they have not been given a grade only a few days after the virus was based on their actual merit for first introduced to the world in sitting the exam. it's myjob and january, so it can start there but it's a dark horse, because it's an everybody here to try and ensure entirely new method of making that those young people who are vaccines. nobody has ever licensed a feeling that way can leave our vaccines. nobody has ever licensed a vaccine using this footprint, but conversations with more confidence, it's a really nice idea. you that they know what their next steps essentially take the blueprint of the spike, you injected into the actually are. i was speaking to the muscle of the person and your own head of newcastle yesterday, she made the point that two thirds of muscle of the person and your own muscle cells produce that spike protein and educate the immune a—level students actually have got system to recognise it, so that's a their first choice university. —— really nice idea. i do worry a bit that people aren't used to producing ucas. we have to remember that it's it in factory so it might be a lot a good nose for two thirds of them, of time trying to get that geared but that still leaves a very large
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up. the third strategy is the number of young people in a inactivated whole virus. this is 60 million doses and it is a super difficult position. the uncertainty is that we will get more details classic way to create a vaccine, it's totally old school. this was next week about how some of the used to create the polio vaccine so many years ago. essentially you take changes might come into effect. 0fqual is going to announce more the covid—i9 virus and you details next week. are you having to tell people to try to bide our time? inactivated it, you kill it, but you preserve its shape, so you put that we are waiting for further guidance, into a person, the immune system sees the thing that looks like which has impacted our ability to covid—i9, it's not alive but it has offer full the same shape and it can react which has impacted our ability to offerfull support to accordingly and educate the immune which has impacted our ability to offer full support to students. 0ur advice has been to speak to the system. that's a really nice universities as quickly as they can strategy. and finally, the protein about potentially holding a place vaccine, there are two different with them until they have resolved companies and 120 million doses of the situation. speaking with the this purchased, it boosts the immune school or college as quickly as possible about getting that appeal system in a special way, so it's an artificially produced spike protein, you make it in the lab and decode it started, in motion. all potentially looking at the option of setting the with secret propriety ingredients that these companies have an it makes it more tasty, it makes it exa m looking at the option of setting the exam in autumn, resetting the whole year if that's what they want to do. more simulator, so when you put it then alternative options, that is into somebody‘s body, the amount
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system is ready to react to it. the not just one advantage of this is that it doesn't then alternative options, that is notjust one option for universities out there, there are so many include an infectious virus. it is totally safe, it can't spread to fantastic options for school people vulnerable. so there you have leavers. where you are just so they know exactly what is on offer to it, for different strategies, six them. perhaps anyone watching those different vaccines, all basically targeting the spike protein. wow, who are still struggling can get in touch with you, that is the national thatis careers service. targeting the spike protein. wow, that is absently fascinating. scientifically, so interesting. but there are a lot of caveats potentially in some of those that an update coming through. those new you mentioned there, that shows us just how much research and i imagine, how much money has to be rules announced last night, there thrown at this over a really intense countries including france. if you don't get back to this country by period to try to get somewhere, because there are still, as you 4am tomorrow, you'll have to do 1a suggested, so many unknowns. days quarantine. we have been because there are still, as you suggested, so many unknownsm talking about the rushed to get back because there are still, as you suggested, so many unknowns. is one of your correspondence mentioned, there is no guarantee that any of to the uk there are many who are on them will work. the vast majority of vaccines fail, even in phase three holiday. p&0 ferries have told the which is the latest phase, and bbc that it has increased its usually fail because they have capacity on some of its ships. it severe side effects that aren't says that there is now capacity, apparent when you have a small child, so you really have to hope
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however, please try to book in that one of these at least is going advance, don'tjust to not only work, but not be too however, please try to book in advance, don't just turn however, please try to book in advance, don'tjust turn up at reports. pi now that he's also saying that any further changes to toxic for widespread use. and we have been talking a lot today about capacity will be updated on its the uk approach because the british government to sign these deals, but social media channel. —— p&0 varies. a vaccine needs to benefit everyone. it is increasing its capacity, it this is not a topic to be isolationist about, is it? so, what said. we know that eurotunnel isolationist about, is it? so, what is going on in other countries, what operators have said please do not turn up, you really do need to have is going on in other countries, what is the distribution effort that would be needed if and when one is an advance booking. we have seen long lines at the port in calais, we found? speak to the fact that we as we re long lines at the port in calais, we were reporting on that a little a society need to, i guess, work earlier. so many people are together on this. everybody needs to understandably trying to get back be inoculated. it's true. we have before that 4am deadline. it appears there will be a little bit more had in the past, the pandemic flu that we had a few years back, we saw capacity on some varies, but p&0 says please do notjust turn up at insta nces that we had a few years back, we saw instances of richer nations buying out vaccine so the poorer nations ports. this is affecting france, the couldn't get to it. we have already seen with covid—19 some unilateral deals between certain rich countries and companies. this is not the way nerve malta as well. so that is the to go. you might think you are benefiting your own people but this latest advice and guidance from p&0 isa benefiting your own people but this is a problem that is worldwide and ferries. it says keep an eye on is
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not just from an is a problem that is worldwide and notjust from an altruistic point of view, but if you have any covert, social media channels, if it manages any pockets of tobit anywhere in the to gain more capacity it will let world, it doesn't matter how well you know they had. you have protected your own population, covid—19 will get through those and as long as it is at its best, another perfectly out of control somewhere in the reasonable sum as they were some world, it is everyone's problem, so there will be more effort to get decent sunny spells and some warmth equal distribution of this vaccine as well. the one has been widespread but also just to scale it up. there at the british isles, but the are so many but also just to scale it up. there are so many variables. it's like southern half of britain has seen a medical grade glass for the vials that you put the vaccine in, we are lot of thunderstorm activity, that running out of those, we are running will continue over the next few out of those things that you don't usually think about because it's days. at the same time, it's been such a massive effort to get the very humid generating lots of cloud, vaccine to everyone in the world. fascinating to hear from you, we many areas have had a pretty leading will hear from you again fascinating to hear from you, we will hearfrom you again i'm sure. thank you forjoining us on bbc skies. we have still had thunderstorms today, that threat news. continues on to the weekend. the met 0ffice have a yellow warning for parts of england and wales as far as we will be talking more about head as monday. this is how the rest vaccines over the course of the are things shapes up for the rest of afternoon. lots of discussion about that today. the day and tonight. there is a now it's time for a look
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at the weather with phil avery. chance of thunderstorms continuing another perfectly reasonable sunny ata chance of thunderstorms continuing at a pace, particularly across the southern half of wales and england. day with some sunny spells and further north, a lot of cloud comes warmth as well. the warmth has been in off the north sea. whenever widespread across the british isles you're spending the night, it is not but it is, to price across the southern half of britain, where cold by any means at all. not a we've seen a lot of thunderstorms and that will continue over the next few hours, indeed the next few days. great deal changes for the weekend. at the same time, it has been very a lot of cloud around, there will be humid, that has generated a lot of cloud in many areas have had pretty some sunshine, it says humid across leaden skies and, as i say, in the england and wales, there will be mix as well, we have had rain and showers and some thunderstorms today and that threat thunderstorms as well. we have that continues, not just for thunderstorms today and that threat continues, notjust for the rest of mix of weather for saturday across the day but on through the weekend and indeed, the met office have a the british isles, right across the yellow warning for parts of england north, it may take a time before you and wales is far ahead as monday. go to see the sunshine breaking this is the way that we see things are shaping up for the rest of the through across western scotland, day and into the first part of the northern ireland and the north of night, that chance of thunderstorms england. further south, but northern ireland and the north of as has been the case in recent england. furthersouth, but it withdrew 8 midlands, wales and nights, continues apace, particularly so across the southern southern england, there will be a half of wales and the southern half chance of thunderstorms on what is of england as well. further north, a going to be another human feeling lot of cloud pouring off of the day. underneath the cloud, north sea and wherever you are
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spending the night, it is not cool by any means at all and it is another one of those i'm afraid, for temperatures lurk in the mid teens. 0n parts of england and wales. that temperatures lurk in the mid teens. on sunday, that threat of showers sets us up really for the weekend, pushes toward northern ireland, navy not a great deal changes, a lot of dumfries and galloway and the shire, cloud around, not a write—off by any but the bulk of them will be around means, there will be some sunshine, staying humid across england and the south. enter the start of next wales and there will be rain or showers or some thunderstorms as well. right from the word go, we week, is that same allow diving our have that mix of the weather for saturday across the british isles, weather, really dominating the scene dry across the north, little nodes of high pressure still settling across the british isles. the threat things there but it may take a time of thundery showers just moving a before you see the sunshine breaking little bit further north. through across western scotland, northern ireland and the north of england. further south, all the while throughout the day, particularly across the midlands, wales and much of southern england, you will have that chance of thunderstorms and what is going to be another close and humid feeling sore today. underneath a low level cloud, that is where the temperatures lurk in the mid teens. asimilarset on temperatures lurk in the mid teens. a similar set on sunday, but the notable exception is that we push that threat of showers towards northern ireland, perhaps dumfries
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galloway and ayrshire, but the bulk of them will be found across the south. temperatures will lurk about the mid 20s, further north it will be closer to the upper teens. the start of next week, the same low thatis start of next week, the same low that is driving our weather, dominating the scene across the british isles, so that threat of thundery showers just moving a bit 00:29:19,223 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 further north. this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. thousands of britons in france scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 1h days.
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we decided to try and book a ferry, cancel our holiday and come home to avoid it. i think it's very sudden. i think it could be a bit more gradual. travel isn't as reliable as it once was, i'm afraid. the virus, in particular, when it's not in our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast. local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england will remain in place, as there's no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases. businesses including casinos and bowling alleys are allowed to reopen in england this weekend but there'll be bigger fines for people who refuse to wear a face covering. more workers on strike in belarus, as anger grows over the violent crackdown that followed president lukashenko's disputed re—election.
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spain closes all nightclubs amid fears of a rise in coronavirus infections. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world, and stay with us for the latest news and analysis from here and across the globe. hundreds of thousands of holiday—makers are urgently trying to return home to the uk after the british government imposed quarantine measures on france and five other countries from early tomorrow morning. it comes after the french prime minister acknowledged infection numbers were going "the wrong way". the full list of countries
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is france, netherlands, malta, monaco, and the caribbean countries turks & caicos and aruba. hundreds of thousands of uk tourists are thought to be in france at present. the new rules come into force at four o'clock on saturday morning and that's resulted in a rush to ports and airports, with thousands desperate to avoid quarantine. eurotunnel says it doesn't have the capacity to bring everyone home in time. but dfds ferry travel is laying on additional four crossings to repatriate passengers from calais. the advice is to book online. uk transport secretary, grant shapps, has ruled out people receiving compensation, even if it affects their ability to work , saying holiday—makers knew the risks when going abroad. airlines uk described it as "another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis
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in its history". 0ur europe correspondent gavin lee reports. the long road back to the uk. the cuthbert family, who were supposed to be on holiday for another week, are hotfooting it from the west of france trying to catch a ferry to avoid mandatory quarantine in the uk. looking at the satnav, we are struggling for time, very tight for time. we may not make it, we may be about half an hour short, and travelling with three other families, my wife and my daughter in the car, a bit deflated, to be honest. feel a little let down by the government. a short while later, it is clear the family are going to miss their boat. we now think we cannot make the roscoff ferry so we are going to have to try to travel to see if we can go to calais and get a ferry across from there. we are trying to book those ferries as we speak.
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the decision came late last night — two weeks of self isolation for all travellers from france on arrival in the uk. there are estimated to be half a million british tourists in the country right now. this morning, the transport secretary grant shapps explained his decision. i am afraid itjust is inherent in the system at the moment that travel isn't as reliable as it once was. i am afraid this virus, particularly when it is out of our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast. the destinations on the uk's quarantine list is growing, with five more countries and destinations now added. in the netherlands, daily coronavirus cases are 15 times that of a month ago, an average of 600 a day. in france, the number of daily covid cases is four times that of a month ago, reaching more than 2,500 a day. the french europe minister has made sure, clear on social media they will reciprocate. uk travellers will be made
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to quarantine on arrival in france. there is only one ferry a day that comes from this northern french port in le havre, through brittany ferries to portsmouth and they are saying that there is very little space left and they are warning people not simply to turn up to this port without a ticket. they say it is unlikely they will get the last boat tonight. the situation across the northern coast in dieppe, in dunkirk, in calais as well, we are hearing of a similar rush for tickets and companies are saying that if people turn be they face a long wait and it is unlikely they will arrive before a'o clock tomorrow morning. those planning to travel by eurostar and eurotunnel are being given similar advice. we are saying clearly to people, unless you have a confirmed booking for today there is no is no space, so do not turn up, allow the system to work properly for those who have spaces and travel as soon as time becomes available. there is a feeling of exasperation and a certain amount of panic in normandy and from holiday—makers and businesses in areas of france like the dordogne and parts
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of the south coast that aren't as badly affected by covid—19 but the british government is clear, now warning against all but essential travel to any part of this country. gavin lee, bbc news, le havre. 0ur reporter, paul clifton, is in portsmouth, one of the main ports for passenger ferries arriving from france. hello. the ferries are largely fully booked and when i last checked, the eurotunnel website, there was a queue of 5000 people waiting to get onto the booking system. this renewed quarantine is the worst possible news for brittany ferries and for its passengers. it will heap more pain on an already very troubled summer, for sailings from
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portsmouth from paul and from plymouth. each ferry is already reduced in the capacity it can have because of social distancing, about half the normal number of people on board. there are just two more sailings due on here before the renewed quarantine starts at four o'clock tomorrow morning. with me from brittany ferries is nigel, are the ships sailing absolutely full? know, as you mentioned, because of social distancing, we are operating at approximately 50% capacity. we have ta ken the at approximately 50% capacity. we have taken the decision this morning to open up new areas of the ship, areas of the restaurants, and seating areas, to try and accommodate as many passengers as possible who are trying to get home today. what happens to people who are on the overnight ferry tonight, who sailed from france before midnight, and arrive before the deadline. my understanding now is that you arrive in the uk after the four o'clock deadline, you have to
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quarantine 14 days. clearly, there are many people who won't be able to get our ships. we advise all of our customers to have a reservation before they get to the ports because speculatively arriving, you are not going to get on. and what about forward bookings? are you finding people counselling? yes, it's a bad situation for us at the moment. we have already had spain quarantining for the past two weeks, there is a sense of stoicism among travellers, about 80% are continuing to travel with us, but we are worried about forward bookings and we may have to make changes. 0r forward bookings and we may have to make changes. or for your business and all people who work here in the port, it's very bad news. financially, this year is a write—off is. it's additional pain to an already catastrophic season. normally about 800,000 people travel on the ferry services in the western channel each year, this year the number is less than one third of that and is nigel was saying, the prospects are not good. paul, thank
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you very much. all clifton with the latest at the port in portsmouth. and if you are in the uk, please send us whatever questions you'd like answered about the quarantine and how it will affect people travelling to and from france and the five other countries. at 16.30 we'll be getting answers from travel consultant paul charles and travel journalist lisa minot. use the hashtag bbcyourquestions on social media, or visit bbc.co.uk/news or the bbc news app. restrictions on household gatherings will continue in parts of england which have seen spikes in coronavirus cases. limits have been in place in greater manchester, west yorkshire, east lancashire and leicester for at least two weeks to combat rising infections. ministers have decided to keep them in place — and cancel a planned easing of lockdown there that will go ahead in the rest of england.
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0fficial say it will ‘help protect local residents and allow more time for the changes to have an effect" the easing of some lockdown rules this weekend means small wedding receptions, live indoor performances and more beauty treatments are allowed in england from tomorrow. soft play centres and casinos can also reopen. but larger fines are to be introduced for failing to wear a face covering; and in wales, changes to rules about meeting people indoors have been postponed. our business correspondent vivienne nunis has the latest. i like that, i like that. ready for saturday, yeah? exactly. after nearly five months of waiting, gita is looking forward to a full day of appointments at her south london beauty salon. we are busy with facials, which we are really looking forward to, but, more importantly, our clients are just beside themselves, really ready to go.
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i mean, there will be prosecco, drinks flowing outside the salon. from tomorrow, close contact services such as facials, eyebrow waxing and eyelash extensions have been given the green light in england. for many beauticians, those treatments make up the bulk of their business. under new guidelines, beauticians and hairdressers will need to wear a visor and a face mask to lower the risk of the coronavirus spreading. also reopening on saturday, casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and soft play centres. indoor theatre, music and performances will be allowed with socially—distanced audiences. and wedding receptions for up to 30 guests will be permitted. more changes have been announced in wales. from next weekend, up to four households will be able to form an extended household or bubble, and you will also be allowed to have a meal following a wedding, civil partnership, or a funeral, for up to 30 people indoors. tomorrow's easing of lockdown
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restrictions has been a long time coming for the businesses involved. but with some epidemiologists claiming that little has changed in terms of the spread of the virus over the past few weeks, business owners are asking why the reopening had to be delayed. many say they were ready to open safely weeks ago, when other businesses opened their doors. to be told that late in the day that we couldn't open was really devastating. but, moving on, we are in a much better place, and we have been given the green light to reopen our centres in england tomorrow. and, as more businesses open, there is hope there will be knock—on effects for other parts of the economy. we all live off each other, and it's the ecosystem is now back in action. we are the largest licensed premises in westminster, and i think we are a fundamental part of that. with most businesses soon to be open, the government will be hoping it has made the right bet and the economy
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will soon be out of recession. spain is tightening coronavirus restrictions nationwide, closing bars and nightclubs and banning outdoor smoking where social distancing isn't possible. it follows a rise in cases, with almost 3000 new infections on thursday. hotels and restaurants must close by one o'clock in the morning. drinking alcohol in the streets has been prohibited and is now subject to fines. spain's health minister has also advised against gatherings of more than ten people. new zealand has announced a 12—day extension to auckland's lockdown. it follows the country's first coronavirus outbreak in three months. 0fficials reported 12 new covid—19 cases on friday, all linked to a now 30—strong cluster first detected in a family in auckland two days ago. the prime ministerjacinda ardern has warned that cases will grow before they slowdown.
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european union foreign ministers are holding talks about the possiblity of imposing new sanctions on belarus. there's been widespread condemnation within the bloc of what it called the disproportionate use of state violence. it comes as detainees have been giving details of the beatings they endured during days in custody. police say more than 2000 demonstrators , arrested following the controversial re—election of president alexander lukashenko, have been freed. around 6,700 protesters have been held since sunday. the government claims the remaining detainees are to be released on friday. speaking from self—imposed exile, the main opposition presidential candidate, svetla na tikhanovskaya, called for peaceful rallies this weekend. meanwhile, the head of the european commission called for additional sanctions against those who abuse human rights in belarus.
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speaking at a government meeting about the construction industry, president lukashenko warned against strikes that have sprung—up today in minsk in solidarity with protesters. he said the industrial action could hurt the economy, and the incomes of those striking. translation: you should explain to people this is the only chance to save their companies. if you save your company, you'll be able to feed your family. you can go for a walk — there are thousands of people walking on the streets, you can join them for a walk. however, there you will be paid for two days only — if paid. we know them, we have shown the protest organisers. the money will be enough for two days, but what next? 0ther protesters have been out on the streets of minsk. abdujalil abdurasulov reports. following the violence that took place across belarus, most protests are now taking place
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during the daytime. here in the capital, minsk, people came out to the streets and now are standing in line to raise their voices against the violence that the authorities are using to disperse the crowds. we can see men and women, and even small children are here. volunteers are distributing food, and the drivers that are passing by are honking their car horns in support. what is interesting, factories across the country are now going on strike to support this movement. so it is clear that the crackdown on protesters that mr lukashenko has been using is not really working. the headlines on bbc news. thousands of britons in france scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 14 days local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england
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will remain in place, as there's no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases. more workers on strike in belarus as anger grows over the violent crackdown that followed president lukashenko's disputed re—election. the controversy continues over the way a—level grades have been awarded in england, after this year's exams were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. grades were decided through a controversial modelling system, and nearly 40% of them were lower than teachers' predictions. labour says thousands of students have been betrayed and called for the government to award students marks based on their teacher's assesments. miriam cates is the conservative mp for penistone and stocksbridge. she's a former science teacher.
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hello, good afternoon. if you had predicted certain grades for your stu d e nts predicted certain grades for your students and then on results day, they discovered they had fallen by one grade, by two grades, what on earth would you think? well, i think firstly we need to be realistic that there is no substitute for exams. none of us have a crystal ball, nobody, not the government, not teachers, not students themselves, can ever have known what they would have got had they sat an actual exam this summer. so whilst this has been in intensive and well consulted process and is a very complex system thatis process and is a very complex system that is being used, we must be clear. it's never a perfect substitute for an exam. we need to recognise that whilst teachers do know their students well, a teacher's opinion and the way that they award grades does differ across they award grades does differ across the country. as a former teacher myself, when i used to mark a—level coursework in things like that, for
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any grades were submitted or any marks given, we used extensive standardisation meetings to make sure that all papers were marked in a similarway is, sure that all papers were marked in a similar way is, all awarding marks for the same point is made, that hasn't been able to happen this year. what we have seen is that 60% of stu d e nts year. what we have seen is that 60% of students have received the same grade as their central assess grades, and 96% of received either the same grade one grade different, so the same grade one grade different, so overall, we are saying it picture the teacher assessed grades are accurate alongside the standardisation and the algorithm that has been used to maintain the integrity of the whole system. you say the system was consulted. there wasn't a consultation about all of it, was that? because the notion of the triple lock only came in not even 36 hours before results day. since exams were cancelled, and of course no government wants to cancel exams and, let's be clear, students have gone through a really tough, stressful, anxious time over the past few months, not knowing what
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their future will hold, but since that happened, there has been consultations around the algorithm and the way the standardisation process would happen, with unions, charities and the trust said yesterday that it's as good as it could have been and i think providing a triple lock and importantly, the appeals process for stu d e nts importantly, the appeals process for students who do feel that there grade was unfair, does provide some security for those students. but again, this is a really tough time. there is going to be disruption because of coronavirus. i think the important thing now is to make sure that we use what we've got, we use the appeals process, we use resits where applicable to make sure that stu d e nts where applicable to make sure that students are able to move onto the next stage of their education, despite what has happened over the past few months. so what you say to an 18—year—old who has mist out on everything they had worked for, everything they had worked for, everything they had planned for, because they have been downgraded because they have been downgraded because their school is, their
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school's records have been taken into account and that is affecting them as an individual, through no fault of their own? well, there is a process that schools who believe that their cohorts have been u nfa i rly that their cohorts have been unfairly disadvantaged by the system and that actually, the cohort was much better, order has been significant changes such as a new head, or they can evident significant improvement, so there is a process for the school to go through to show that because we recognise that there are many schools in that situation and they must be allowed to show evidence to appeal, so there is a process for that. but let's be realistic, stu d e nts that. but let's be realistic, students sadly are disappointed every year. that is the case and my heart absolutely goes out to them and it's more difficult this year, because you can't appeal by looking at your exam paper and seeing what actually happened, but there are other processes in place and so we can look at mock results, where they are available and again, students exa m are available and again, students exam results will not go down as a result of appealing or as a last
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resort, they can resit and have their actual ability and the actual learning tested this october. yes, using students are disappointed this year but that is when a taken exam. that is through their own actions or inactions, they are utterly powerless in this. or they are not utterly powerless because they have recourse to appeal as ijust explained. in a normalyear, 7596 of grades achieved are lower than predicted rate, so it is not the case that every year, year—on—year, every grade is what a teacher predicts, there are many reasons for that and that is not the case and that and that is not the case and thatis that and that is not the case and that is why we've introduced the standardisation process to make it as fairas standardisation process to make it as fair as possible but of course my heart goes out to students in those situations and i have a small number of pa rents situations and i have a small number of parents e—mail me and i will be reaching out to them offering as much support as possible. where evidence can be shown that their result is incorrect initiative achieved a higher results, then that appeal process can be done swiftly and results will be announced by
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september and universities have been cooperating in making sure that they are holding those places open until the 7th of september to make sure that those children do have the opportunity, even if they don't have the results they want today, to make sure that they still have a chance of getting that place. so, there is no move within government to rethink, to change, to follow the scottish example to change things? well i think we need to be very carefully because we are trying to do to very difficult things. firstly, we must maintain the integrity of our a—level system. we have exams for a reason, we have grades for a reason and that is to distinguish between different students, different abilities, distinguish between different students, differentabilities, both of the students own reasons and the school, but also for employers and universities, to make sure that the right students are going to the right students are going to the right institution. if we change that all of a sudden, we inflate grades and have a completely different output, that will damage the system not just for this output, that will damage the system notjust for this year, but output, that will damage the system not just for this year, but the previous and subsequent years, so it we must maintain integrity of our system. it also we have to make sure that we are looking after
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individuals within that system making sure that they have the opportunity to appeal where that is appropriate. as appeals do happen, and are successful every year. so i think the balance is high, you have to keep the system having value and integrity, but also make sure we are looking out for those individuals who may slip through the net this year. thank you very much. fire crews are still battling a fast moving wildfire in the mountains north of los angeles. the blaze, dubbed a fire tornado, started on wednesday and is burning out of control. flames have now spread across 10,500 acres in angeles national forest. at least 100 structures were evacuated. fire chiefs have said the conditions are causing "rapid fire growth." the company behind the popular video game, fortnite, is pursuing a case against apple after its game was removed from the app store.
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apple acted after the game's maker encouraged players to buy in—game currency directly from them at a lower price. epic games then released a video showing the fortnite characters rebelling in a world resembling the film adaptation of george 0rwell‘s 1984, with big brother replaced by a character with an apple for a head. hundreds of traps are being set in washington to trap an intruder. the insects known as the murdo hornet has been seen in the area and the sting can be fatal to humans. in japan, they kill between 30 and 50 people every year. but the real threat is to honeybees. another threat is to honeybees. another threat is to honeybees. another threat is to honeybees. the murder hornet will attack bees and devour the content of their hives.
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you're watching bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery another perfectly reasonable summer day with some sunny spells and warmth as well. the warmth has been widespread across the british isles but it is, to price across the southern half of britain, where we've seen a lot of thunderstorms and that will continue over the next few hours, indeed the next few days. at the same time, it has been very humid, that has generated a lot of cloud in many areas have had pretty leaden skies and, as i say, in the mix as well, we have had thunderstorms today and that threat continues, notjust for the rest of the day but on through the weekend and indeed, the met office have a yellow warning for parts of england and wales is far ahead as monday. this is the way that we see things are shaping up for the rest of the day and into the first part of the night, that chance of thunderstorms as has been the case in recent nights, continues apace, particularly so across the southern half of wales and the southern half of england as well. further north, a lot of cloud
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pouring off of the north sea and wherever you are spending the night, it is not cool by any means at all and it is another one of those i'm afraid, for parts of england and wales. that sets us up really for the weekend, not a great deal changes, a lot of cloud around, not a write—off by any means, there will be some sunshine, staying humid across england and wales and there will be rain or showers or some thunderstorms as well. right from the word go, we have that mix of the weather for saturday across the british isles, dry across the north, little nodes of high pressure still settling things there but it may take a time before you see the sunshine breaking through across western scotland, northern ireland and the north of england. further south, all the while throughout the day, particularly across the midlands, wales and much of southern england, you will have that chance of thunderstorms and what is going to be another close and humid feeling sore today. underneath a low level cloud, that is where the temperatures lurk in the mid teens. a similar set on sunday, but the notable exception is that we push that threat
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of showers towards northern ireland, perhaps dumfries and galloway and ayrshire, but the bulk of them will be found across the south. temperatures will lurk about the mid 20s, further north it will be closer to the upper teens. the start of next week, the same low that is driving our weather, dominating the scene across the british isles, so that threat of thundery showers just moving a bit further north.
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hello, this is bbc news — with jane hill. the headlines: thousands of britons in france scramble to return home — before new restrictions come into force telling them to self—isolate for 14 days. local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england will remain in place — as there's no evidence yet of
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a decrease in the number of cases. businesses, including casinos and bowling alleys, are allowed to reopen in england this weekend — but there'll be bigger fines for people who refuse to wear a face covering. more workers on strike in belarus — as anger grows over the violent crackdown that followed president lukashenko's disputed re—election. spain closes all nightclubs — amid fears of a rise in coronavirus infections. lots of statistics around today about coronavirus in the uk. 0ur head of statistics, robert cuffe, is here to go through them with me. let's talk about the national
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picture as a whole. there are two big chunks of numbers on spreadsheet friday. you should have a teacher with that on. -- t-shirt. one thing is they are weighed, the government saying it is between 0.8 and one. the government scientists are saying that they are not really confident that they are not really confident that they are not really confident that the r rate is below1 in england. it is calculated from deaths and hospitalisations. they are saying that the r rate we tell you today is actually from a couple of weeks ago. when we look outdated today, there is a chance it could be bumping up. there is another set of data from the 0ns looking at infections in homes in england. they swell people out there and how many infections there are. they say it is flattening out, it hit the low pound
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just at the end ofjune, about one in 1900 people in homes in england they reckon are ineffective. maybe 3000... they have taken about 120,000 swabs over the course of the last six weeks and they found fewer than 60 infections, so it is at a very low level. not quite as low as at the end ofjune about coming up. the r level is having to watch out for, so it has never won it to go above 1. we have been talking a little bit today about the local situation. we have had that announcement that leicester is going to stay in that local lockdown, they will review next week, it's been in place for several weeks there. there are local variations, what is the picture? we have seen the cases in
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leicester really come down very sharply since lockdown was announced at the end ofjune. that has probably flattened out a little bit in the last week. in other areas around there, we have seen infection rates go up gradually. in the interesting thing to be aware of is that the debate is our number bigger than1? that the debate is our number bigger than 1? inevitably, we have an outbreak in somewhere like leicester, you send in the band and testing kits and you look for the infections so you will inevitably find them. a piece of news came out yesterday that said that the number of people going into hospital worker coronavirus. in these areas in and around greater manchester, east lancashire and yorkshire. even though there have been rises in cases in those areas, we are not seeing an increase in numbers of people going into hospitals. the number is actually falling
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nationally, deaths has been falling, locally the evidence is that hospitalisations are falling too. that suggests that the rise in cases could partially be due to more testing, may be more infections amongst young people. the people we have been speaking to say that there is no evidence any hospitalisation data of a second wave yet. is there a way of tying all this together, what should be thinking about all of this as we get into the weekend? we have a bit of data coming out others, that is because it is not clear—cut any more. in february, march and april, it was clear cut, the virus was growing rapidly. in may andjune, the virus was growing rapidly. in may and june, it was coming down slowly but definitely going down. we are now in a position where we are bumping up against the limits on how much we can open up society, that
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means if you are trying to get that ofr means if you are trying to get that of r rate just below one, you will get conflicting signals, but broadly we are in that ballpark. there are not that many people saying that they buy this is falling rapidly any more. it is probably not going up rapidly, it is in and around the 1 area at the moment. thank you very much indeed. more now on the easing of lockdown in england, where more restrictions will be lifted tomorrow. performance venues, casinos and bowling alleys will be allowed to re—open — as well as "close contact" beauty services such as facials, eyebrow threading, eyelash treatments, make up application and microblading.
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let's discuss from a business perspective. kirsty macpherson is a director at nails and brows mayfair, a salon in central london. goodness. are you just demonstrating for is that they are not what you are going to be wearing don't want to start doing facials? yes, that's correct. 0ur to start doing facials? yes, that's correct. our entire team will need to wear face masks as well as face shields during all the treatments. what is your feeling about the fact that it what is your feeling about the fact thatitis what is your feeling about the fact that it is soon upon us, you will soon that it is soon upon us, you will soon be allowed to do that again? we are all very happy and excited, it's been a long five months. i think i could speak for the whole industry when i say we are very relieved. is the demand there, have you had bookings? and vote yes, very high
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demand. we had a huge waiting list is growing daily, the phone has been ringing off the hook,. especially for brow treatments, we are in very high demand. i can see it is going to bea high demand. i can see it is going to be a very successful rest of the yearfor to be a very successful rest of the year for us. to be a very successful rest of the yearfor us. our all your staffjust thinking that is the price to be paid, has put anyone off working? has put regular customers perhaps of coming? we have all had to work out different ways. people willjust put the masks on, the shields, and we arejust running the masks on, the shields, and we are just running with her. the masks on, the shields, and we arejust running with her. if the masks on, the shields, and we are just running with her. if that's what it takes for us to reopen the business and see all our clients, that we are open to come together and do what it takes. we're just happy and relieved it is finally happening tomorrow. have you had a bit of a run up? things like
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manicures and pedicures have already been allowed, have you been able to do those sorts of procedures? that is correct. we have been performing nail services and also body waxing. it has been a gentle easing into the opening of the business. the majority of our revenue does come from the brow services, so we are very keen to be opening tomorrow so that the whole team can be welcome back and we can start working together. due to social distancing, we do have to reduce the team by about 50%, so we work a day on, day off. again, everybody isjust about 50%, so we work a day on, day off. again, everybody is just happy to be coming back. i was thinking about whether the economics of this works for you. because if you are only allowed a small number of staff in allowed in the coming earlyjust a number of clientele, you can't bring going at the same amount of money by definition? absolutely correct. the last five months has
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been a real strain on us as a business and also the whole industry. going forward, we do have to work at 50% reduced capacity. it is definitely going to affect us and the rest of the industry. we just need to stay as positive as positive and try to maximise each day. that's the most that we can do at the moment. very good luck to you for tomorrow. very busy few weeks ahead it sounds like, all the best, thank you to you and your staff. scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, says people shouldn't be served in pubs and restaurants if they refuse to give their contact information. new complusory rules have come into force across scotland, making it mandatory for hospitality businesses to collect customers details. ms sturgeon said a recent spike in cases in aberdeen showed how coronavirus is easily spread in places like pubs, and action needed to be taken.
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firstly, it is now mandatory for hospitality businesses — including cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars — to collect customer and visitor contact details. that requirement already exists in guidance — and i know many businesses are already doing this — but it is now the law. it's an essential step to ensure that our test and protect system can function as effectively as possible. so from now on, all hospitality businesses must collect contact details for all visitors to their premises. that includes, obviously, customers and staff, but also people such as cleaners and delivery drivers. let me make this point clear, as well, particularly to members of the public — if customers refuse to provide these details, they should not be served in the place that they are trying to be served in. deals have been signed by the uk
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government for two more coronavirus vaccines. a total of 19 million purchases have been pictures from a belgian and us company. britain now has... more details from our medical medical editor, fergus walsh. there are nearly. there are nearly 30 coronavirus vaccines undergoing clinical trials, and well over 100 more in laboratory development. the uk is said to have one of the world's biggest stockpiles. advance orders have been placed for 340 million doses of six different vaccines. most require two doses, but there should be enough for everyone in the uk to be injected five times over. most vaccine trials end in failure, even those that look promising at the early stages. so, the government is hedging its bets, hoping that one of the candidate vaccines it has bought will be successful.
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we don't know if any of these vaccine formats that we've acquired will actually work. there are no licensed vaccines for any human coronavirus. so our priority is to ensure that we have sufficient vaccine for the populations in the uk who are most at risk from coronavirus infection. the latest deals are for 30 million doses of the vaccine being developed by a belgian company, jansen, and 60 million doses from the us biotech, novavax. there are roughly four technologies being used for coronavirus vaccines, and the uk has deals covering each of them. none of the costs have been revealed. by the end of the year there could be at least half a dozen different coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials in the uk. members of the public are being encouraged to register interest online, because, without medical volunteers, we won't know if any of the vaccines actually work. fergus walsh, bbc news.
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services have been held to mark the first anniversary, tomorrow, of the death of pc andrew harper, who was killed while on duty in berkshire. pc harper died when he was dragged along a road for more than a mile by thieves in a getaway car; he'd been married forjust one month. the officer's family, close colleagues from the thames valley force, and its chief constable attended a private service. and a one—minute silence was observed across the force at 11am. helena wilkinson reports. give us strength and wisdom to protect the weak and vulnerable... at newbury police station, in berkshire, the flag flew at half mast where colleagues gathered to remember the young officer who gave his life on behalf of others. some here today were first on the scene on the night he died. they did all they could to help him.
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today they remembered pc harper's bravery and his love for his job. andrew's tragic death is something that will stay with all of us forever, we will never forget andrew harper's sacrifice and we are all proud to have called him our colleague and our friend. the service today included some words of remembrance about andrew harper's friendship and support he gave. we offer our greatest respect to andrew's memory. for all that he was in life and what he has meant to us in death. together, pc harper's police family stood, heads bowed, to observe a minute's silence. across the country, other police forces also remembered and observed the young officer and the sacrifice he made, honouring his memory and commitment to policing. pc harper had been married
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forjust four weeks when he died from catastrophic injuries after being dragged by a car. the officer's family have been at a private service today. their loss, unimaginable. today, for them, a time to pause and remember together with his police colleagues a proud, young police officer and a deeply loved husband, son, brother and friend, who died protecting the public. helena wilkinson, bbc news, berkshire. the headlines on bbc news: thousands of britons in france scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 14 days. local lockdown restrictions
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in parts of northern england will remain in place, as there's no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases. more workers on strike in belarus — as anger grows over the violent crackdown that followed president lukashenko's disputed re—election. hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers are urgently trying to return home to the uk after the british government imposed quarantine measures on france and five other countries from early saturday morning. it comes after the french prime minister acknowledged infection numbers were going "the wrong way". andy moore is outside st pancras international station in central london — home to eurostar which runs trains from paris to london. andy, i wonder whether you andy, iwonder whether you have andy, i wonder whether you have got over number of people trying to make an emergency getaway out of paris and the people who are trying to leave urgently? what are people
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saying to you? there are services to paris from here, as you can imagine it has been very busy today. we caught up with some people this morning who had rebooked at the last minute in order to get home before that quarantine kicks in tomorrow morning. as you can understand, they had to pay a premium for those seats. 0ne had to pay a premium for those seats. one person was paying more than £200, but they said they had to get back to work, they couldn't face quarantine 40 weeks. a lot of demand for eurostar services. the company said they had availability on the services of this morning, but those seats have been snapped up pretty quickly during the day. they said by mid—morning, all of the last three services of the day had been fully booked. effectively, if you want to come back from france before the deadline tomorrow, the window has now closed on eurostar, you have to have a booking, otherwise it is no
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good. i think that is the message generally for people at the train terminals, the channel tunnel and the ferry ports. by all means, go online and try to get a booking if you can, but the availability is disappearing very fast. eurotunnel, the operator of the vehicle services, they say they have no availability left and they are telling people not to turn up at their calais terminal. as for the very sailings, the fts were putting on four extra sailings today to try and accommodate the extra demand. p&0 are trying to make more space available on their sailings, they might have some seats available online, but again, they say go to your computer first and make that booking before you turn up anywhere. as forflights, booking before you turn up anywhere. as for flights, very few flights left and the prices of those are rocketing all the time. the bottom
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line is, anyone who arrives where you are at 4.01 tomorrow morning, that's it, they have to quarantine, that's it, they have to quarantine, that's the rule. that is the bill, it isa that's the rule. that is the bill, it is a much stricter quarantine than most of us experience during the coronavirus epidemic to stop it means you cannot go out for a site during the day, you have to get someone during the day, you have to get someone else to deliver the fit for you if possible. you have to go from here directly to your place of quarantine, avoiding public transport if possible. the government says there are very serious consequences if you do not stick to the new rules. there is a fine if you do not pie, crowe fill out a passenger form, fine if you do not pie, crowe fill out a passengerform, they fine if you do not pie, crowe fill out a passenger form, they say there isa out a passenger form, they say there is a £1000 fine if you do not stick to the quarantine rules. they say there will be spot checks, but the evidence so far is that not many people have been fined under these new quarantine rules.
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prince charles has visited the site of the train derailment in aberdeenshire in scotland, in which three people died. the prince thanked the emergency workers who were first on the scene, and paid tribute to those who lost their lives — the train's driver brett mccullough, conductor donald dinnie and a passenger, christopher stuchbury. alexandra mackenzie reports. a royal visit at the side of when is the's horrific train crash. prince charles paid his respects. he met and thanked emergency responders who are among the first at the scene. this is a devastating reminder of what happened in this remote corner of aberdeenshire. the wreckage of the train from aberdeen to glasgow.
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62—year—old christopher stuchbury was a passenger on the train, he died along with the conduct and driver. investigations are under way into the cause of the accident, which happened just west of stonehaven train station. it's thought that a landslip which followed torrential rain could be to blame. six others on the train were taken to aberdeen royal infirmary, but were not thought to be seriously injured. it's understood there was difficulty in raising the alarm after the accident due to the isolated location. there is also an off duty railway person on the train, who after it derailed what around a mile to the next signal box and advise them that an incident had occurred, which allowed network rail at its national control centre to close the line. tributes have been
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laid for those who lost their lives. three families asking why this tragedy happened. speaking at the investigation site, chief inspector kevin walker from scotland police praised the officers who were first on the scene and the support of the local community. these officers attended a chaotic and dangerous scene, it was absolutely to do your credit they weigh performed assisting people, going to that dangerous position just to help people. i am very proud of that. the response was exceptional. i would very much like to thank all the local community, they really pull together. we had a very short time, people were arriving with food and drinkjust to make sure that all the agencies and staff yet were well looked after. it's a big thank you to that local community. that's what we expect, it isa
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community. that's what we expect, it is a local community the really step forward to come forward and offer whatever assistance they could. public health officials that nearly 300 people have tested positive at a signage making factory. workers were productively tested because of a rising number of cases in the town. lucy wightman, the director of hell health at northampton county council, say that workers socialise together and that was one of the main cases that —— reason is that cases rose rapidly. we know that your 913, all of those tested through a private process, were asymptomatic. we know that a number of the ones in the original 79 had also sought testing because they had either been in contact with something at the factory or they had concerns about were not necessarily symptomatic. i think this does really emphasise how challenging identification of a positive case
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can be. therefore, that is one of the challenges of reducing the onward spread. at the moment, multiple employees are not working, there are some currently furloughed. they have focused their testing on those that have been actively working in the operational areas. the site is still operating, we have public health england biologists and epidemiologists as well as the health and safety executive and the food standards agency involved in decision—making around us. 0bviously, decision—making around us. obviously, this is an organisation that works tirelessly to ensure we have high standards of food production. they were in an area thatis production. they were in an area that is high risk on a day—to—day basis. they work to standards to make sure the lemony other diseases, such as listeria, but also to make sure that preparation and operational areas are suitable so
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that there is no cross contamination. there are no concerns about the operational management of the site itself. what appears to be happening from preliminary investigations is that a group of employees, over 60% of the car share on their way to and from work, we know a large proportion of the race use public transport, hence the importance of using social distancing and face mask on public transport was that we know a number of employees live in houses with multiple occupancy. sadly, it is mission is much more likely when there is a number of people living ina single there is a number of people living in a single dwelling. we also know that this group of people socialise frequently out of work. at the moment, the other hypothesis is that these sort of social movements are these sort of social movements are the cause for the significant
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increase in the cases and the speed at which this has been transmitted. now before i go — let me introduce you to sammy. sammy's a seal — but not like other seals. he loves to hitch a ride with paddle boarders in weymouth. since appearing in the area sammy has captured the heart of the locals — and a group of volunteers have drawn up a plan to look after him. who is having more fun there? now it's time for a look at the weather with phil avery. at its best, another perfectly reasonable summer's perfectly reasonable summer's day with some decent sunny spells and some warmth as well. the warmth has been widespread at the british isles, but the southern half of britain has seen a lot of thunderstorm activity, that will continue over the next few days. at the same time, it's been very humid generating lots of cloud, many areas have had pretty leaden skies. we have still had thunderstorms
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today, that threat continues on to the weekend. the met office have a yellow warning for parts of england and wales as far ahead as monday. this is how the rest of things shapes up for the rest of the day and tonight. that chance of thunderstorms continuing at pace, particularly across the southern half of wales and england. further north, a lot of cloud comes in off the north sea. wherever you're spending the night, it is not cool by any means at all. not a great deal changes for the weekend. a lot of cloud around, there will be some sunshine, it stays humid across england and wales, there will be rain and showers and some thunderstorms as well. we have that mix of weather for saturday across the british isles, dry
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across the north, it before you get to see the sunshine breaking through across western scotland, northern ireland and the north of england. further south, there will be a chance of thunderstorms on what is going to be another humaidfeeling day. underneath the cloud, temperatures lurk in the mid teens. on sunday, that threat of showers pushes toward northern ireland, navy dumfries and galloway and the shire, but the bulk of them will be around the south. into the start of next week, it's that same low driving our weather, really dominating the scene across the british isles. the threat of thundery showers just moving a little bit further north.
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this is bbc news. the headlines. thousands of holiday—makers in france scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 14 days we decided to try and book
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a ferry, cancel our holiday and come home to avoid it. i think it's very sudden. i think it could be a bit more gradual. travel isn't as reliable as it once was, i'm afraid. the virus, in particular, when it's not in our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast. local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england will remain in place, as there's no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases businesses including casinos and bowling alleys are allowed to reopen in other parts of england this weekend — but there'll be bigger fines for people who refuse to wear a face covering. anger grows over a—levels as the government faces calls for an urgent review of this year's end of school exam results. spain closes all nightclubs amid fears of a rise in coronavirus infections.
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hundreds of thousands of holiday—makers are urgently trying to return home to the uk after the government imposed quarantine measures on france and five other countries from early saturday morning. it comes after the french prime minister acknowledged infection numbers were going "the wrong way". the full list of countries is france, netherlands, malta, monaco, and the caribbean countries turks & caicos and aruba. hundreds of thousands of uk tourists are thought to be in france at present. the new rules come into force at four o'clock saturday morning — and that's resulted in a rush to ports and airports, with thousands desperate to avoid quarantine. eurotunnel says it doesn't
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have the capacity to bring everyone home in time. additional crossings have been added to repatriate passengers from calais. the advice is to book online. transport secretary, grant shapps, has ruled out people receiving compensation, even if it affects their ability to work , saying holiday—makers knew the risks when going abroad. airlines uk described it as "another devastating blow to the travel industry already reeling from the worst crisis in its history". 0ur europe correspondent gavin lee reports. the long road back to the uk. the cuthbert family, who were supposed to be on holiday for another week, are hotfooting it from the west of france trying to catch a ferry to avoid mandatory quarantine in the uk. looking at the satnav, we are struggling for time, very tight for time.
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we may not make it, we may be about half an hour short, and travelling with three other families, my wife and my daughter in the car, a bit deflated, to be honest. feel a little let down by the government. a short while later, it is clear the family are going to miss their boat. we now think we cannot make the roscoff ferry so we are going to have to try to travel to see if we can go to calais and get a ferry across from there. we are trying to book those ferries as we speak. the decision came late last night — two weeks of self isolation for all travellers from france on arrival in the uk. there are estimated to be half a million british tourists in the country right now. this morning, the transport secretary grant shapps explained his decision. i am afraid itjust is inherent in the system at the moment that travel isn't as reliable as it once was. i am afraid this virus, particularly when it is out of our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast.
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the destinations on the uk's quarantine list is growing, with five more countries and destinations now added. in the netherlands, daily coronavirus cases are 15 times that of a month ago, an average of 600 a day. in france, the number of daily covid cases is four times that of a month ago, reaching more than 2,500 a day. the french europe minister has made sure, clear on social media they will reciprocate. uk travellers will be made to quarantine on arrival in france. there is only one ferry a day that comes from this northern french port in le havre, through brittany ferries to portsmouth and they are saying that there is very little space left and they are warning people not simply to turn up to this port without a ticket. they say it is unlikely they will get the last boat tonight. the situation across the northern
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coast in dieppe, in dunkirk, in calais as well, we are hearing of a similar rush for tickets and companies are saying that if people turn be they face a long wait and it is unlikely they will arrive before 4'o clock tomorrow morning. those planning to travel by eurostar and eurotunnel are being given similar advice. we are saying clearly to people, unless you have a confirmed booking for today there is no is no space, so do not turn up, allow the system to work properly for those who have spaces and travel as soon as time becomes available. there is a feeling of exasperation and a certain amount of panic in normandy and from holiday—makers and businesses in areas of france like the dordogne and parts of the south coast that aren't as badly affected by covid—19 but the british government is clear, now warning against all but essential travel to any part of this country. gavin lee, bbc news, le havre. angus crawford is outside st pancras international station in central london — home to eurostar which runs trains from paris to london.
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it's pretty grim here if you haven't already booked onto a eurostar. what they are saying is that there are four final services coming into st pancras tonight from paris, three from brussels obviously going through france and it is pretty clear that management are saying u nless clear that management are saying unless you are booked onto one of those, you are simply not getting back into the uk via eurostar. the same has been true for eurotunnel, effectively they have been saying that they are completely booked up from this morning, so again, don't try eurotunnel. as the fairies have you heard in that previous report, the fts calais have said that they are putting on formal sailings and p and 0 are trying to free up more sailings. the clear message to those trying to get back is don'tjust turn up at a port or airport, you have to have booked something before you get there. as for the airport,
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we are told that there is still availability but the prices are sky high for direct flights or you may have to take a somewhat circuitous route back, possibly going via northern ireland to get back to london. the reaction so far from many holiday makers, some are being very stoic, they realised that maybe it just very stoic, they realised that maybe itjust means they are going to have to go through the two week quarantine, others are really upset, as are the french authorities. they have made it clear that there will be reciprocal measures which will be brought in coming days. thank you, angus. 0ur reporter, paul clifton, is in portsmouth — one of the main ports for passenger ferries arriving from france. i spoke to him a little earlier. the ferries are largely fully booked and when i last checked, the eurotunnel website, there was a queue of 5000 people waiting to get onto the booking system. this renewed quarantine is the worst possible news for brittany ferries
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and for its passengers. it will heap more pain on an already very troubled summer for sailings from portsmouth, from poole and from plymouth. each ferry is already reduced in its capacity because of social distancing, about half the normal number of people on board. and there arejust normal number of people on board. and there are just two more sailings due in here before the renewed quarantine starts at four o'clock tomorrow morning. with me from brittany ferries is nigel. are the ships sailing absolutely full? know, as you mentioned, because of quarantine restrictions and social distancing, we are a operating at 50% capacity. we have taken a decision this morning to open up new areas of the ship, and seating areas and restaurants, to try and accommodate as many passengers as possible who are trying to get home today. what happens to people who are on the overnight ferry tonight, who sailed from france before midnight, but arrive after the four
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o'clock deadline? our understanding is that if you arrive in uk after the four o'clock deadline, you are required to quarantine for 14 days. clearly, there are many people who won't be to get on our ships. we advise all of our customers to have advise all of our customers to have a reservation before they head to the ports because speculatively arriving, i'm afraid you won't get on. what about forward bookings, are you finding people cancelling? yes, it's a bad situation for is at the moment. we have already had the experience of spain quarantine the past few weeks. there is a stoicism among passengers, around 80% are continuing to travel with us but we are worried about forward bookings particularly this autumn and we may have to make schedule changes as a consequence. and for your business and for everyone who works it at the port, very bad news. it dies after, financially. this season is a right for us. it's additional pain to an already catastrophic summer season. normally about 800,000 people travel on the ferry services on the western
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channel each year. this summer, the number is less than a third of that and is nigel the same, the prospects are not good. just some breaking news here. germany has placed everywhere, all of spain, except to the canary islands on its quarantine list. spain, of course, still in the uk quarantine less but now germany has placed all of spain except the ca nary islands on placed all of spain except the canary islands on its quarantine list. and then we have just received the data on the number of deaths here in the uk and the number of daily confirmed cases. so the government has released the figures that 11 recorded daily deaths of covid—19 yesterday, but what in some ways is perhaps more pertinent is that the uk has recorded 1441 daily
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confirmed cases of covid—19 and why thatis confirmed cases of covid—19 and why that is significant is that that is the highest number of daily cases sincejune the highest number of daily cases since june the 14th. so the highest number of daily cases sincejune the 14th. so that's for a couple of months. the uk has recorded 1441 daily cases of covid—19, there was a confirmed cases, and those are the highest number of cases since june cases, and those are the highest number of cases sincejune the 14th. 11 people have died from covid—19. restrictions on household gatherings will continue in parts of england which have seen spikes in coronavirus cases. limits have been in place in greater manchester, west yorkshire, east lancashire and leicester for at least two weeks to combat rising infections. ministers have decided to keep them in place and cancel a planned easing of lockdown there that will go ahead in the rest of england. officials say it will ‘help protect
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local residents and allow more time for the changes to have an effect" the easing of some lockdown rules this weekend means small wedding receptions, live indoor performances and more beauty treatments are allowed in england from tomorrow. soft play centres and casinos can also reopen. but larger fines are to be introduced for failing to wear a face covering; and in wales, changes to rules about meeting people indoors have been postponed. our business correspondent vivienne nunis has the latest. i like that, i like that. ready for saturday, yeah? exactly. after nearly five months of waiting, gita is looking forward to a full day of appointments at her south london beauty salon. we are busy with facials, which we are really looking forward to, but, more importantly, our clients are just beside themselves, really ready to go. i mean, there will be prosecco
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drinks flowing outside the salon. from tomorrow, close contact services such as facials, eyebrow waxing and eyelash extensions have been given the green light in england. for many beauticians, those treatments make up the bulk of their business. under new guidelines, beauticians and hairdressers will need to wear a visor and a face mask to lower the risk of the coronavirus spreading. also reopening on saturday, casinos, bowling alleys, skating rinks and soft play centres. indoor theatre, music and performances will be allowed with socially—distanced audiences. and wedding receptions for up to 30 guests will be permitted. more changes have been announced in wales. from next weekend, up to four households will be able to form an extended household or bubble, and you will also be allowed to have a meal following a wedding, civil partnership, or a funeral, for up to 30 people indoors. tomorrow‘s easing of lockdown restrictions has been a long time coming for the businesses involved.
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but with some epidemiologists claiming that little has changed in terms of the spread of the virus over the past few weeks, business owners are asking why the reopening had to be delayed. many say they were ready to open safely weeks ago, when other businesses opened their doors. to be told that late in the day that we couldn‘t open was really devastating. but, moving on, we are in a much better place, and we have been given the green light to reopen our centres in england tomorrow. and, as more businesses open, there is hope there will be knock—on effects for other parts of the economy. we all live off each other, and it's the ecosystem is now back in action. we are the largest licensed premises in westminster, and i think we are a fundamental part of that. with most businesses soon to be open, the government will be hoping it has made the right bet and the economy will soon be out of recession.
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public health officials say almost 300 people have tested positive at greencore, a factory which makes sandwiches for marks and spencer. workers were proactively tested due to a rising number of cases in the town. lucy wightman, the director of public health for northampton county council, said workers socialised together, and was one of the main reasons cases had risen rapidly. we know that 230, so all of those tested through the private process, we re tested through the private process, were asymptomatic. we know that a number of the ones, the original 79, also accessed testing because they had been in contact with somebody within a factory or they had concerns, but were not necessarily symptomatic, so this does emphasise how challenging identification of a positive case can be and therefore that‘s one of the challenges around
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obviously reducing the onward spread. so, at the moment, not all employees are working, there are some currently furloughed, understandably, the same as many other organisations. so what they have done is they are testing on those that have been actively working on the operational areas in the factory. the site is still operating as we said, public health england biologists as well as the health and safety executive and the food safety standards agency, involved in decision—making around this. 0bviously, involved in decision—making around this. obviously, this is an organisation that works tirelessly to ensure very high standards of food production and they work in an area that is high—risk on a day—to—day basis, so they work to standards to eliminate... such as listeria but also to make sure that all of the preparation and operational areas are suitable so that there is no cross contamination
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issues such as allergies. so there are no concerns about the operational management of the company itself. what appears to be happening from preliminary investigations is that this is a group of employees who both, those over 60% of them that car share on their way to and from work. we know a large proportion of the rest of them also use public transport, emphasising the important of using face masks and social distancing or using public transport. many of these people to live in houses in multiple occupancy, so again transmission is more likely when you have a greater number of people living in a single dwelling. we also know that this group of people socialise frequently together outside of work and at the moment, the only hypothesis is that these social movements don‘t... 0ther cause for the significant increase in cases and the speed at which this is being transmitted.
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spain is tightening coronavirus restrictions nationwide, closing bars and nightclubs and banning outdoor smoking where social distancing isn‘t possible. it follows a rise in cases, with almost 3000 new infections on thursday. hotels and restaurants must close by one o‘clock in the morning. drinking alcohol in the streets has been prohibited and is now subject to fines. spain‘s health minister has also advised against gatherings of more than ten people. new zealand has announced a 12—day extension to auckland‘s lockdown. it follows the country‘s first coronavirus outbreak in three months. 0fficials reported 12 new covid—19 cases on friday, all linked to a now 30—strong cluster first detected in a family in auckland two days ago. the prime ministerjacinda ardern has warned that cases will grow before they slowdown.
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let‘s turn to lebanon — where it‘s been 10 days since the deadly explosion — that killed more than 200 people — left hundreds injured and thousands homeless. the blast was caused by more than 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored unsafely at the city‘s port. days after the blast, the entire lebanese government resigned amid public anger. many people have accused the country‘s leaders of culpability through their alleged negligence and corruption. and today the us has called for full scale reform in lebanon to ensure a disaster like the blast never happens again. amal mudallali is lebanon‘s ambassador to the united nations. thank you so much forjoining us. i wa nted thank you so much forjoining us. i wanted to ask you first of all to cast your mind back ten days and
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talk us through your reaction when you first heard about the explosion. you know, as you said, this is a huge explosion and the scale was something we have not seen and somebody told me in beirut, it is 15 yea rs of somebody told me in beirut, it is 15 years of war in 15 seconds. these 15 seconds were at the darkest 15 seconds were at the darkest 15 seconds in our history. the amount of damage, the loss of life and the worst pa rt of damage, the loss of life and the worst part of it, it came after a period of huge financial crisis also, when people were suffering. prices were skyrocketing, people couldn‘t get their money out of the banks, money is evaluated by 70% and then the coronavirus pandemic, so it was a crisis on top of a crisis and dennis explosion came. that‘s why it was felt very, very badly around lebanon and around the world. but
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the heart—warming part is that despite the pandemic and how people‘s lives are so separate and isolated, the outpouring of support for lebanon has been an amazing, amazing example of solidarity and unity around the world and lebanon is very grateful for that. are you able to give us a sense of what life is like for people living in beirut at the moment? unfortunately, i am in new york at the moment, i am at the united nations, but i have my family. my sister was almost killed and she had to get injured people in her car to safety and to hospital. i hear from my friends, her car to safety and to hospital. i hearfrom my friends, they her car to safety and to hospital. i hear from my friends, they all lost their homes. many people i know, even journalists, were their homes. many people i know, evenjournalists, were injured and lost their homes. also, the worst pa rt lost their homes. also, the worst part about it is that the port is in the heart of beirut and the heart of
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beirut is the business district, the financial district, the nightlife district, the restaurant district. it's district, the restaurant district. it‘s where all of beirut meets and thatis it‘s where all of beirut meets and that is why the amount of loss is hitting every single home in beirut and lebanon because when you hit to the heart, you hit the port, you hit out of the city and the people. people are now desperate, they are angry. people don‘t see hope. they lost trust in everything, so there isa lost trust in everything, so there is a huge deficit in trust, huge deficit and hope, so what lebanon needs now, first they need emergency aid, because medicine and medical equipment is in shortage. we lost some hospitals, they were destroyed and the number of people who were injured is 7000 people. there are no hospitals... so the medical
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emergency needs our first priority. food shortages, are also a threat, because the port is the place where the grain silos were and they were destroyed. the supplies from outside are going to be difficult to get now and so there is a problem of that. then, you have to rebuild the city and that is the second most important stage. the international community is standing by lebanon now and we are great very grateful to them. but as i said at the assembly meeting this week, we had a meeting of humanitarian assistance for lebanon, i said that we really appreciate that the world sticks with those in the second stage, which is the rebuilding stage. there is no money for rebuilding and we have come to depend —— we are going to depend on support from the
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outside world to help lebanon. you painted a desperate picture, ambassador. the prime minister and the cabinet resigned in the wake of the cabinet resigned in the wake of the blast, was that the right thing to do? the problem was so huge, this is an event that anywhere in the world, it would have repercussions as important as a government resigning. but the problem now, after the resigning of the government, is how we go forward. we have to have a mythe road, how will we go forward? people in the street asking for accountability, rightly so, the international community is asking for reform, we have pressure from the streets and international communities, so i hope there is a quick response to that, a government
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will start working on emergency side of this and then looking at a way of moving forward and putting the country moving forward and putting the cou ntry forward moving forward and putting the country forward on a sustainable and peaceful path, a path that gives people comfort and brings them back security and peace and peace of mind because people are now feeling very insecure and they don‘t know anything about what will happen about their future. really now, everybody is in despair. so there is a need for hope. you have to bring hope to people to be able to try to start moving forward and try to rebuild, because we will rebuild. lebanon always will rise again. it was destroyed seven times in its history and it rose again. but we can‘t do it without the international community because it is too huge. understood. the lebanese ambassador for the united nations, thank you so much for joining us here on bbc news. thank
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you. the controversy continues over the way a—level grades have been awarded in england, after this year‘s exams were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic. grades were decided through a controversial modelling system, and nearly 40% of them were lower than teachers‘ predictions. labour says thousands of students have been betrayed and called for the government to award students marks based on their teacher‘s assesments. lets speak now to daniel wood, who is the a level team leader at kingston college. thanks forjoining us. what were your results like and how many stu d e nts of your results like and how many students of yours had their results downgraded? ok, thank you for having me on. we have about 62 students and a entries that were made and of
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those 183 great, 82% were downgraded. 35% were downgraded by two grades are more and the most extreme scenario was two grades are more and the most extreme scenario was that one student went from a b to you. they ended up failing their business a—level. ended up failing their business a-level. and what has been the impact on those students who seem quite dramatic downgrading from what you are saying. initially there is the distress caused by realising... algorithm... exam board... many stu d e nts algorithm... exam board... many students got a u in a—level results. we have students who were rejected by both their firm and insurance choices and what they are finding difficulty is they are entering clearing but because they have u or
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d, not many universities want to ta ke d, not many universities want to take them on and they are struggling to find place in september. many are having to defer a year or find other options and it‘s been a distressing 24—hour is for them. options and it‘s been a distressing 24-hour is for them. so now you have seen 24-hour is for them. so now you have seen the results, what do you make of the system and have you got any suggestions for what would have made a better system ? suggestions for what would have made a better system? yes, so we actually raised our concerns with the standardisation process with 0fcom during the consultation period back in april. we stated that essentially, we as a centre, we are quite unique because we were expecting a turnaround in our results this year for several reasons. we had different student cohort with higher gcse average grades. we have changed our staff quite dramatically, so six subjects have entirely new teaching teams. we are under new leadership. so this is our first real cohort to experience
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these changes. in addition to that, we introduced the a.s. , and what we did was we said, if you fail the as—level and look back at your assessment throughout your first year, you are unlikely to pass the a—level, so we then direct them onto a qualification in which they would probably succeed to what we said 0fcom was that whilst historically we have had students who have failed on their a—level course, that‘s because we took a punt and we gave them the chance and we gave them a chance to try and prove whether they could pass. this year, we kept the stu d e nts could pass. this year, we kept the students who could pass on because it‘s the right thing to do we raise this with 0fcom we said, we are expecting a turnaround in results, they are going to be nothing like they are going to be nothing like the previous three years. can we enter a discussion where we talk about this and where we provide evidence of our students ability, evidence of our students ability, evidence of our students ability, evidence of what has changed. can you allow for a turnaround in the results ?
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you allow for a turnaround in the results? 0fcom responded saying that no, only around 0.5% of centres experience a turnaround of results and so we are implementing it as it is and if you believe this is not fair, you must appeal with objective evidence. we haven‘t got quite yet, and it is since april, is any real sense of what this objective evidence might be. now, what 0fcom should have done is where centres have submitted grades which are remarkably different to historic averages, 0fcom should have entered into a dialogue asking for evidence to discuss these grades rather than essentially taking months of standardising them and releasing them straight to students and then having that dialogue. that's very interesting. i wanted to ask you one specific question and i don‘t know how much this pertains to your students, but is it your view that stu d e nts students, but is it your view that students from perhaps more deprived backgrounds or black and ethnic minority communities will be particularly disadvantaged by the
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process that you have just described? yes, there are a number of reasons for that. yesterday, if ecology is reported an increase of 4%. there is a huge significant chunk of grade increases in terms of others. we see centres like fet colleges see quite huge variability. last year, our results were nowhere near like before, we saw huge increases in some subjects, we saw high grades increase by 30% in some subjects. we actually have quite a volatile... the standardisation process just assumes that essentially results
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will be at the same every year or similar. centres like errors, where that happens year on year, they are the ones most affected. as as a college, whilst we are in kingston in south—west london, the majority of stu d e nts in south—west london, the majority of students don‘t actually come from kingston. the majority come from very disadvantaged backgrounds. 0n the a—level programme, many of the first in the family to go to university. this has effectively scuppered your chance of being able to do that. it has sent the message to do that. it has sent the message to stu d e nts to do that. it has sent the message to students who are from disadvantaged backgrounds that, essentially, you want hard, you put a lot of effort into this, you want ha rd a lot of effort into this, you want hard for two years, particularly our students, it says that you will not succeed on that basis. you are going to be restricted by all the students before you who you have never met. i think that is systematically ingrained in at the algorithm a bias towards may working class against
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middle —— against working—class and middle—class. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with phil avery. that is still the mix of sunshine and thunderstorms to be had across the southern part of the british isles. wherever you are, it is still on the one side and what a humid feel to proceedings across the greater part of england and wales. early evening and overnight, the threat of fun showers remains. further north, the return of some murky low cloud. it will be another mild night across the north, another clammy night to be had across the south. a lot of dry weather across the top two thirds of the british isles but those thunderstorms though they are to be had across the cell. it will take a time for western
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scotland, northern ireland to see decent spells of sunshine. if you are stuck underneath the mayor, the temperature will be in the teens rather than the mid 20s. sport — and for a full round up from the bbc sport centre here‘s gavin. good afternoon. play is back under way after tea on day two of the second test between england and pakistan in southampton, with the tourists‘ lower order providing stubborn resistance. following a delayed start to play, england got their first breakthrough shortly after lunch, with stuart broad dismissing babar azam for 47./yasir shah was the next to go as james anderson babar azam for 47. yasir shah was the next to go as james anderson picked up his third wicket of the innings. and a mix up between the batsman led to the departure of shaheen afridi, who was run out here by dom sibley. keep your eye on the non—striking end. pakistan at that stage 176—8 — but 53 from mohammad rizwan has seen him and mohammad abbas take them to 215—8. sarina wiegman has been confirmed
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as the next head coach of the england women‘s football team, taking overfrom phil neville when he steps down in september next year. wiegman will take charge after overseeing the netherlands at the postponed tokyo 0lympics in 2021, and is rated as one of the best coaches in the world after leading the dutch side to victory at euro 2017 and reaching last year‘s world cup final. and reaching last year‘s think the dutch football federation i think the dutch football federation are very sorry to lose her because they will not find a coach as good as sarina wiegman. but after the record she has had over the last few years, it was kind of thing at the start that she would be tempted by some big offer. england is the land of the golden opportunity for every top coach, and so opportunity for every top coach, and so it is for sarina wiegman. she will demand an incredible amount of self—discipline from the lioness is. she has done exactly that with the dutch team. the line essays will
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have to go out there and prove that they want to be at top level. she will push them very high. tactically, i think she will also change things for the girls because she has a very strong opinion about her own way of playing football. the scottish fa have charged nine premiership players with bringing the game into disrepute after they broke lockdown protocols. eight aberdeen players have been fined after gathering in a city centre bar following their opening game of the season against rangers, while celtic‘s boli bolingoli has apologised after travelling to spain without the club‘s knowledge and then failing to quarantine on his return. the spfl have separately opened disciplinary proceeding against both clubs for the breaches. mercedes have dominated both of today‘s practice sessions ahead of the spanish grand prix. valterri bottas edged out team—mate lewis hamilton in this morning‘s opening session, while it was hamilton who got the upper hand this afternoon, with last week‘s winner, max verstappen, third in his red bull. slovakia‘s primoz roglic has extended his lead at cycling‘s
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criterium du dauphine, the warm—up race for the tour de france. stage 3 out of 5 today, and roglic finished ahead of his main rivals. he was second on the stage behind italy‘s davide formolo. roglic now leads the race by 16 seconds. not a great day for the british contingent — geraint thomas lost five minutes on the leaders on stage 3, while chris froome finished nearly 16 minutes down. mark selby still leads ronnie 0‘sullivan by two frames, after the honours were shared in their latest session of their world championship semifinal in sheffield. 0‘sullivan was struggling early on and he had a really lucky escape, when he managed to sink a red from a tight spot — a complete fluke. selby was four frames clear at one point, but 0‘sullivan won the last two to bring it back to 13—11. the target is 17 frames, and they‘ll play to a finish tonight. the winner of that match will face kyren wilson or anthony mcgill in the final —
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and we can bring you live pictures of a very close semifinal. wilson edging in front 15—14. just two away from victory, but mcgill has already come through two final frame deciders in this year‘s championship, so won‘t be counting himself out of things. you can watch the match on bbc two right now. that‘s all the sport for now. now it‘s time for your questions answered. you‘ve been sending your questions about what the latest quarantine rules for france the netherlands, monaco, malta, turks and caicos, and aruba mean for you. the 14—day isolation requirement comes in from 4am on saturday morning. here to answer them is the founder of the pc agency and travel consultant — paul charles — and the travel editor of the sun —
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lisa minot. lisa, i wanted to start with a general question for you — can you just outline the quarantine situation as it is at the moment? in terms of france and the latest ones? as it would affect uk travellers. as we had with spain a couple of weeks ago, these latest countries to be added, it will affect france, holland and mokhtar the most. from 4am on saturday morning, you will have to self—isolate when you come back into the uk for 14 days. that is no excuse, it is literally everybody has to self—isolate. that is why we have seen the scenes today ofa is why we have seen the scenes today of a nobody time to rush back before that cut off date so that they can avoid doing the 14 day quarantine. paul, that‘s come to our first
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question from martin. he asks, i‘m due to move permanently to france at the beginning of october, how will the beginning of october, how will the latest quarantine regulations affect not only me but also the removal company? first, hopefully a nice move for good reasons, so sounds very exciting. obviously, the move itself where there is the french will reciprocate, which i think they are very likely to and terms of quarantine. so when you first move out there, if the french do retaliate, that you will potentially have to quarantine for two we e ks potentially have to quarantine for two weeks on your arrival in france. that means staying in your home for two we e ks that means staying in your home for two weeks and not going out. obviously, then you are free after that two weeks to move around. then should you come back to the uk at any point to visit friends or family, you would then have to
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quarantine for 14 days. it is actually the removal teams that could face the worst scenario, because not only will they have to potentially quarantine in france on their arrival if the thing to do introduce these measures, but also they would then have to quarantine for two weeks on their return to the uk, so that would be a four—week quarantine. i don't think removal companies will be able to cope with that, so it's very likely they will have mixed teams, potentially leaving their teams in the uk with only one driver taking their vehicles across on the ferry and be met by the french team on the other side. given that martin isn't moving until october, it may be that these restrictions imposed may be scrapped by then, so who knows? things can change by then. lisa, this is a question from bruce in northampton about travel insurance. is my
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current travel insurance policy going to remain valid for the rest of my stay in france if the foreign and commonwealth office advises against a future travel to france? as far as we understand, the government are saying that they do not expect people to come home immediately. they can continue to have their holiday and come back on a date they were meant to be coming back. in that case, the travel insurance does remain valid until you return. that is really only for the people out there right now. anyone due to travel from today and onwards, it is a no—win event and your travel insurance might not cover if stoplight is not to say that you might not get travel insurance, but your travel insurance might not cover you. am i automatically entitled to a refund for my package holiday if government
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advises against nonessential travel? which is what is happening with friends and his other countries, isn‘t it? friends and his other countries, isn't it? essentially, you should be able to get your money back. a can overly depend from case to case. but because the government has made this move, because of the foreign office advice has changed, then the your travel insurance will cover you for that change. equally, when you're talking to your package operator who supplied it, they would be able to give you a defined, it should be within14 days but they are obviously under enormous pressure at the moment. even better, if you can postpone it to another date in the future, maybe next year, so the money stays with the tour operator, is helping the sector recover, and you have something to look forward to in terms of a trip next year. you have something to look forward to in terms of a trip next yeahm is difficult if you boot, say, accommodation and transport separately? yes, if you then are
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independently then travel insurance is going to be absolutely key here. that is why travel insurance is becoming even more important these days, so you have some form of protection. every policy is different, you need to look at the small print and ask lots of questions of your insurance provider. policies of these days are being tailored more and more, and you being tailored more and more, and you pay being tailored more and more, and you pay more as a result, to coronavirus. so hopefully your policy will cover you in this particular case. lisa, thus catching a ferry from the netherlands mean that we have two quarantine? we have written from a country on the safe list and not stopped. —— we have driven. unfortunately, you will have to quarantine. even though you will not get out of your car on the ferry. the rules are quite clear. if it isa
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ferry. the rules are quite clear. if it is a transit stop like that, even though you have only passed throughout the netherlands, you will have to swear the oath quarantine when you get back because of the fa ct when you get back because of the fact that you have been with lots of other people on the ferry itself. it may not seem fair but unfortunately thatis may not seem fair but unfortunately that is the rules. david from aberdeen is saying, i‘m flying from the uk to italy via the nether benz on return flights, do i still need to quarantine for the full 14 days when i get back home? —— the netherlands. this is a question so many people are asking. i'm sorry to say, absolutely you will have to quarantine. even though you're in transit and technically in no no man's land, you are potentially still mixing with people in the departure lounge from other countries, indeed, from the netherlands even though you are coming back from italy i'm sorry to say that transit does not protect
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you. as faras say that transit does not protect you. as far as the government is concerned, you may be mixing with other people who could have covid symptoms and therefore pass it onto you. sadly, it's a 14 day quarantine for you. paul, you mentioned about differing travel insurance policies. lisa, the next question is about to travel insurance. allen from just a few says, i have booked a ferry in august to travel to slovenia throughout, go from the uk, via finance, belgium and austria. can i get travel ensuring is? yes, you can get travel ensuring is? yes, you can get travel ensuring is? yes, you can get travel insurance. i talked to a colleague today who is planning a trip to france. she is leaving this weekend, she is driving her own car. not only how she managed to confirm with her car insurance company that her insurance is valid, but she has also found travel insurance with another company. you can get
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ensuring is, it‘s just another company. you can get ensuring is, it‘sjust a case of having to really look long and hard and find the particular companies. i‘ve had other travel colleagues think they are looking towards companies who would normally cover people if you‘re going out to war zones, may be for business or areas where there is political or economic instability. these companies are now coming for travel insurance policies for people to go to just france, spain and italy. what is it that these policies are covering exactly? are they covering what would happen to you if you needed medical help while you are abroad, perhaps because you caught the coronavirus, or is it beyond that? most of the policies at the moment are basically all that. if you are travelling anywhere in europe, we still have the scheme that means we can use all the scheme that means we can use all the health care systems in all the different countries as a local guide. we still have that in place. most of these policies right now are only going to give you protection
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against medical problems connected to coronavirus. all other medical problems and things you would normally claim in your travel insurance. crucially, what you will not be covered for by most as for cancellations or where we have a situation like this where that you might have robot flights are very co re might have robot flights are very core crossings, but you‘re no longer able to take them because the government has changed advice. you will probably lose your money and not be able to clinic back on insurance policies. paula, another insurance policies. paula, another insurance related question from kate. if i travel to a country where there are no current restrictions about the advice changes while i am away, while my ensuring still be valid? let‘s away, while my ensuring still be valid ? let‘s suppose away, while my ensuring still be valid? let‘s suppose kate wants to go to greece for example, what will happen? the government have said in previous cases that your insurance
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would cover you because you have already started your trip. it depends on the timing of your trip. if you go to greece and then the advice changes whilst you are on holiday and the government has made it clear that you would still be protected because your trip had started, therefore you could relax and enjoy the rest of your trip. obviously, if you haven't started your trip obviously, if you haven't started yourtrip and you're obviously, if you haven't started your trip and you're about to go to greece and at the advice changes, because the government changes the advice, your policy should cover you. very important when you're buying travel ensuring is at the moment, the numbers of people buying are surging because they want more protection, is very important to check that exact wording. i know we don't like reading all the little words, sentences, huge clauses that you get in these contracts but it is vital to study them closely because they could save you a lot of money. it is also worth saying that it does
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depend when you book your holiday. i booked a holiday in other words, before all these lockdown restrictions, i was actually covered for it when i had to cancel due to the coronavirus. so i can also depend on when you book your trip. that is right. obviously, everybody who booked a holiday. hopefully, you book your holiday and travel insurance at the same time so then you‘re covered for anything that can happen in the run—up to your holiday people who have done that have found that they are covered. they booked earlier before the pandemics show their insurance cover done. obviously, it then became a no win event during the height of the pandemic. they are able to offer up policies again, albeit at a slightly higher
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price. lisa, matthew in the sheffield wants to know, i‘m travelling to france through billy jim... he is asking if he has to self—isolate in france. —— through belgium. he says he is travelling to france through belgium, does he have to self—isolate in france? france through belgium, does he have to self-isolate in france? i'mjust trying to work out where he started from. that depends on the relationship between france and belgium. in that particular case, it is going to depend what the french government is asking you to do if you come from a neighbouring country like belgium. the best thing to do there is to check the french government website. it could be that they do have restrictions on belgium at the moment, forcing you to quarantine when you arrive in france. this is the jigsaw puzzle
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that consumers are having to put together at the moment because of the many restrictions starting to be put in place. thus one wants to now, given the requirement for self isolation on return to the uk, why has the foreign and commonwealth for is also banned all but essential travel as well? that is mostly because not wanting people to go, but crucially, so you don't go, insurance won't cover you. if the foreign office are banning nonessential travel, that means that your ensuring is won't cover you for the trip. if you still go, then you are taking maximum risk. and that's not something you should be doing when you go on any trip, especially ifa when you go on any trip, especially if a medical issue in ages, when you would end up footing the bill. it
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would end up footing the bill. it would argue that air is protecting uk citizens. obviously, you need to protect yourself by not ignoring that advice. roger in croydon asks about car insurance, will car ensuring still be valid if driving my own car in france if the uk has advised that you should not travel there? as i said earlier, a colleague of mine is just about to go. you will have to check with your own car insurance provider because every provider will be different. i do know that my colleague is worth of mine is just about to go. you will have to check with your own car insurance provider because every provider will be different. i do know that my colleague is with aviva, she was confirmed to covered while travelling abroad. it is worth making sure that you check the cover you get when you go abroad, you might want to add more colour to it when travelling abroad. it is always worth checking with your provider before you go abroad with your car,
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but especially more so nowjust to check that you are insured. we have had some great questions. thank you to everyone who has been in touch with us at the bbc. and some great a nswe rs. with us at the bbc. and some great answers. thank you to paul and lisa. here‘s a story with a sting in its tail. hundreds of traps are being set in the us state of washington aiming to catch a potentially deadly intruder. a giant insect, known as the murder hornet, has been seen in the area. usually native to asia, the hornet is a danger to local insects and — on occasion — humans. tim allman reports. jenni cena is a woman on a mission. she works with the local department of agriculture and she is on the hunt for a giant insect that they call the "murder hornet‘."
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we do have a reproducing population. the removal of the nest is critical because, one, if it is successful it can produce more queens that could create more nests the following year. its real name is the asian giant hornet and it is known for its orange markings and its sheer size, reaching around five centimetres in length. their sting can be fatal to humans. in japan, they kill around 30—50 people each year. but the real threat is to honey bees. living up to its gruesome name, the murder hornet will bite off the heads of the bees and devour the contents of their hives. and so if we have a chance of keeping it out of north america, we have to do everything we can. it is a group effort. people putting up traps and trying
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to kill off the murder hornets. the fear is, if they are not eliminated in the next couple of years, they could spread across much of north america. tim allman, bbc news. now from a scary animal story to a much cuter one. this is sammy — and he‘s not like other seals. he loves to hitch a ride with paddle boarders in weymouth. since appearing in the area sammy has captured the heart of the locals — and a group of volunteers have drawn up a plan to look after him. now it‘s time for a look at the weather with phil. at its best, another perfectly reasonable summer‘s day with some decent sunny spells and some warmth as well. the warmth has been widespread across the british isles, but the southern half of britain has seen a lot of thunderstorm activity, that will continue over the next few days. at the same time,
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it‘s been very humid, it‘s been very humid, generating lots of cloud, many areas have had pretty leaden skies. we still had thunderstorms today, that threat continues on to the weekend. the met office have a yellow warning for parts of england and wales as far ahead as monday. this is how the rest of things shapes up for the rest of the day and tonight. that chance of thunderstorms continuing at pace, particularly across the southern half of wales and england. further north, a lot of cloud comes in off the north sea. wherever you‘re spending the night, it is not cool by any means at all. not a great deal changes for the weekend. a lot of cloud around, there will be some sunshine, it stays humid across england and wales, there will be rain and showers and some thunderstorms as well. we have that mix of weather for
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saturday across the british isles, dry across the north, it may take a time before you get to see the sunshine breaking through across western scotland, northern ireland and the north of england. further south, there will be a chance of thunderstorms on what is going to be another humid feeling day. underneath the cloud, temperatures lurk in the mid teens. on sunday, that threat of showers pushes toward northern ireland, maybe dumfries and galloway and ayrshire, but the bulk of them will be around the south. into the start of next week, it‘s that same low driving our weather, really dominating the scene across the british isles. the threat of thundery showers just moving a little bit further north.
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this is bbc news. i‘m rebecca jones. the headlines... thousands of holiday—makers in france scramble to return home before new restrictions come in to force telling them to self—isolate for 14 days. we decided to try and book a ferry, cancel our holiday
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and come home to avoid it. i think it's very sudden. i think it could be a bit more gradual. travel isn't as reliable as it once was, i'm afraid. the virus, in particular, when it's not in our hands, overseas, is an unpredictable beast. local lockdown restrictions in parts of northern england will remain in place, as there‘s no evidence yet of a decrease in the number of cases. businesses including casinos and bowling alleys are allowed to reopen in other parts of england this weekend.
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