tv BBC News BBC News December 24, 2018 11:00pm-11:46pm GMT
this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at 11:00pm: rescue workers continue the search for survivors of the tsunami in indonesia. more than 370 people are now known to have died. there are fears the death toll could rise, with warnings of more deadly waves triggered by volcanic eruptions. the family is of those still missing are hoping and praying that perhaps there will be miracles here, as people grieve over what's been lost. in yet another natural disaster to hit indonesia. the couple arrested over the drone chaos at gatwick airport say they feel completely violated. elaine kirk and paul gait, who were released without charge, say their privacy was exposed. we are feeling completely violated. our home has been searched, and our privacy and identity completely exposed. our names, photos, and other
personal information has been broadcast throughout the world. the actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the united states. he is accused of assaulting a teenager at a bar in boston injuly 2016. respect and understanding — the queen will use her christmas speech to deliver a message of goodwill to all. chris evans bids a festive farewell to listeners as he hosts his final radio 2 breakfast show. and, within the next hour, a festive edition of click brings us the latest from the world of technology and gadgets. indonesia's disaster agency now say at least 373 people were killed
and a further 128 are still missing following the volcanic eruption and tsunami that swept through sunda strait on saturday. more than 1,400 people have been injured. thousands of people who live on the islands of java and sumatra have been forced to evacuate to higher ground as the tsunami hit coastal areas. today there have been more eruptions from the anak krakatau volcano, sparking fears of another tsunami. rebecca henschke reports. rescue workers clear away the rubble, in a race to find any survivors. today, in this villa, none have been found. villas like this one, built right on the shore, didn't stand a chance when the huge waves hit. this the state of the swimming pool and the villa now.
teams from the military and sea rch—and—rescue teams are here clearing away the rubble, to make way for what will be a slow rebuilding process here. the tsunami hit this popular local tourist destination at night, without warning. the national disaster agency admitting their tsunami detection buoy system has been broken since 2012. when presidentjoko widodo visited to inspect the relief effort here, he faced some tough questions, and vowed to do better. translation: we don't know yet, for sure, where the source of the tsunami was. it's still being checked. in the future, the relevant agencies will provide detection equipment, systems that can give a warning to everyone. that comes too late for these families, here to find loved ones amongst the dead.
those identified ta ken away in ambulances. others, like this man, are still searching. translation: we are not at peace. we just want him returned to us in some way. we are preparing ourselves to accept the worst. the vocalist of the band seventeen, which was performing on stage when the tsunami hit, is here to put his wife to rest. posting this video on social media, he says, we are travelling again together, my love. authorities are warning it may not be over yet, telling people to keep away from the beaches due to fears that ongoing activity from the anak krakatau volcano
could trigger a new tsunami. rebecca henschke reporting there. the security minister, ben wallace, says security forces can deploy detection systems throughout the country to combat the threat of drones, following the travel chaos at gatwick airport. officers say the investigation remains active, after the release without charge of a couple from crawley. despite earlier saying sightings may have been mistaken, 67 reports made by the public, passengers, airport officials and police officers are being investigated. a reward of £60,000 has been offered for information. and the couple arrested over the drone chaos at gatwick airport say they feel completely violated. paul gait and elaine kirk, who were released without charge, said their privacy and identity had been completely exposed, after being named in the media and their home searched. as you can probably imagine, we are feeling very — feeling completely violated.
our home has been searched, and our privacy and identity completely exposed. 0ur names, photos, and other personal information have been broadcast throughout the world. we are deeply distressed, as are our family and friends, and we are currently receiving medical care. the actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the us after allegedly assaulting an 18—year—old man in a bar in boston. after the news broke, the house of cards star posted a video on youtube. in the clip, he appears to be in character as president underwood from the hit netflix show. kevin spacey has rarely been seen in public since allegations first emerged against him in october last year. he is due to appear in court early next month and has previously said he didn't remember the incident. 0ur correspondent gary 0'donoghue has more details. well, the result from an incident in
2016 in nantucket, in which it is alleged that kevin spacey plied an 18—year—old man with drinks and attempted to assault him, and the charges are indecent assault and battery. now, we understand that there will be an arraignment hearing on seven january to hear those charges, and presumably at that stage kevin spacey will also enter a plea. he hasn't commented directly on this case sends the court date was announced, though as you mentioned, there is this really bizarre youtube to be that he posted within minutes of that becoming public, where he appears to be in his character as frank underwood, as you say, from the netflix series, and he appears to be urging viewers, though not specifically, to only believe things based on evidence and fa ct. believe things based on evidence and fact. now, you will know that kevin
spaceyis fact. now, you will know that kevin spacey is looking at several... at least a couple of dozen charges from separate individuals. none of those others have come anywhere near court yet. 0ne others have come anywhere near court yet. one was dismissed in los angeles because of the statute of limitations recently. police in london are investigating a number of allegations against him from his time when he was artistic director at the old vic theatre there. but this is really the first time that the allegations against him, which date back over a number of years, this is the first time that legal proceedings have got this far. president trump has blamed the federal reserve for the ongoing turmoil in the us financial markets, saying the only problem the american economy had was the fed itself. his comments came as the dowjones industrial average continued to tumble, closing down 2.9% today. in that highly critical tweet, president trump said:
earlier we heard from our correspondent in new york, samira hussain. she explained more about what has been going on in the markets. on sunday we saw that the treasury secretary, steve mnuchin, released a statement indicating that he had spoken to six of america's biggest banks, and that those banks have enough cash on hand to shore up the us economy, should it need to. now, the reason for the statement was really to try and give us investors some more confidence, in the wake of all of these big falls on us financial markets. that said, the statement did the exact opposite,
and it really got investors very nervous. in fact, even more nervous than they already were. because what it really signalled to investors is that this was not something they were worried about, they were not worried about banks not having enough cash to support the us economy, so now investors are thinking, well, what is it that the treasury secretary and in turn the white house knows, that we investors do not. 28 people have been killed in an attack on an afghan government ministry compound in the capital, kabul. gunmen stormed the complex after detonating a suicide car bomb at its entrance. women, children and one police officer were among the dead. several people were injured, including some who had reportedly jumped from the third floor to escape. it is not yet clear who is responsible for the attack. around 3,000 people have been evacuated from an apartment building in sydney after residents heard a loud crack. police say the newly opened 0pal tower had moved 1—2 millimetres. residents are now preparing to spend
christmas in an evacuation centre, as an emergency operation takes place, to determine the extent of the damage. fire and rescue, specialists, ambulance, paramedics and public works engineers will be making entry to level ten to investigate the cause of the crack, and to determine whether the building is safe to inhabit, or if any further remediation works are required. the queen will urge people to treat each other with respect during her annual christmas message, which will be broadcast tomorrow. the comments which have been released by buckingham palace to newspapers are likely to be seen as an attempt by the monarch to calm the debate over brexit. here is our royal correspondent nicholas witchell. throughout her reign, the queen has always been notably cautious whenever it has come to making a comment which could be construed as an observation about the political debate.
but with the nation divided over brexit, it would be strange if the head of state, in her one personal message of the year, did not make some attempt to address people's concerns. her christmas message was recorded earlier this month, at buckingham palace, when the brexit debate in parliament was at its height. in the broadcast she will say this. the context of those remarks isn't clear from what buckingham palace has released. it may be doubted whether the queen has said anything explicit about brexit, but it is clear that the palace is hoping these few words, and a reference to the need for the christmas spirit of goodwill to be heeded, will be construed as an attempt by the monarch to soothe the brexit debate. nicholas witchell, bbc news. theresa may has written a letter, published in the daily express, urging people to put aside their differences over leaving the eu, and to focus instead on what they can achieve together.
in a separate christmas message to british servicemen and women, the prime minister praises the work done after the novichok attack in salisbury and their role in fighting international terrorism. in his christmas message, the labour leader, jeremy corbyn, praises the compassion of those who help the homeless and refugees. a british—iranian academic from imperial college in london who was arrested in iran earlier this year has been released and has returned back to london. professor abbas edalat, an expert in computer science, spent eight months in detention on security charges. meanwhile, london's mayor, sadiq khan, has renewed his call for the charity worker nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe to be released from prison in iran today, in time for christmas and her birthday on boxing day. jim wheble reports. he is a renowned expert in computer science
at london's imperial college, and also a prominent campaigner. he was giving media interviews often about his opposition to sanctions and military intervention in iran. yet despite this, while visiting tehran, professor abbas edalat, a dual british citizen, was arrested and accused of being a spy. the foreign office and imperial college london both confirmed today that professor edalat had returned to the uk, ending his eight—month ordeal, no doubt providing relief for his family and for the many in the academic world who campaigned for his release. but he is not the only dual british citizen who has been held in iran. nazanin zaghari—ratcliffe, from west hampstead, will be spending her second christmas in an iranianjail, in prison for spying. a charge she vehemently denies. today, along with her husband, richard ratcliffe, the mayor issued a statement saying that:
i think today's news is obviously positive. there have been other positives recently. there have also been some negatives, and you know, i spend my time looking at the tea leaves of everything that happens, and trying to read what it means for us. politics in iran is volatile, politics in the uk is pretty volatile these days. so, you know, it is a bit take it day by day, and keep hoping and keep pushing. anyone's guess what happens next. in november the foreign secretary, jeremy hunt, met with iranian officials to press the case for the release of nazanin, and others being held in iran. for richard ratcliffe, the goal is not to spend another christmas apart from his wife. the headlines on bbc news: rescue workers continue the search for survivors of the tsunami in indonesia. more than 370 people are now known to have died. the couple arrested over the drone chaos at gatwick airport say they feel "completely violated". elaine kirk and paul gait, who were released without charge, say their privacy was exposed.
the actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the united states — he's accused of assaulting a teenager at a bar in boston injuly 2016. pope francis has been holding mass in st peter's basilica, in the vatican, as christians celebrate the traditional day ofjesus's birth. earlier, the pontiff criticised the "insatiable greed" of today's consumerism, calling on people in his christmas homily to make "sharing and giving" more a part of their lives. pope francis, who turned 82 earlier this month, will deliver his sixth "urbi et 0rbi" address tomorrow on christmas day. it has been a very busy day for pope
francis. this is the scene outside vatican city where the mass has now come to a close. however, if we go to bethlehem, pilgrims from across the world have been gathering this christmas year to listen to midnight mass. this is the scene there live. the congregation has just been receiving the eucharist. earlier palestinian scouts and a bagpipe band paraded in manger square across from the church of the nativity, built where christians say mary gave birth tojesus . 0ur middle east correspondent yolande knell is outside the church of nativity — and gave us this update. we have got international choirs entertaining the crowd, but also the palestinian scout bands. earlier this scorcher church leaders who arrived from jerusalem into bethlehem, ahead of the midnight
mass at the nativity church, which is just over mass at the nativity church, which isjust over their mass at the nativity church, which is just over their —— scouts. there has been a church at sites in the fourth century. it gives you an idea of how long bethlehem has been reliant on religious tourism for its economy. and according to the palestinian ministry of tourism, this has been a record yearfor the number of visitors who have come to visit bethlehem, that gives people you something extra you to celebrate. 0f you something extra you to celebrate. of an terrorism does take a hit because of flareups in violence, because of the israel palestinian conflict. last year a lot of parties were cancelled after president trump recognise jerusalem as israel's capital, without acknowledging palestinian claims to be eastern part of the city, which the palestinians want as the capital for their future promised state. this year people really do want to come out and party. they say that christmas must be a joyful time, a happy time. and you can see plenty of evidence of that all around me. customers have made
the most of the last hours of christmas shopping. footfall in uk high streets and shopping centres was around ten % higher at midday today — compared with yesterday. shops on this year's christmas eve are estimated to have been around 7 percent busier compared with christmas eve of last year. it's been a tough year for retailers, with a number of notable high street names closing — including poundworld and maplin. the decline in the value of the pound has provided an unexpected christmas boost to retailers in northern ireland, with shoppers from the republic — which uses the euro — crossing the border in droves to grab a bargain. colletta smith has beenjoining them for a bit of last minute shopping and finding out what all the fuss is about. it's the last—minute christmas dash. there's a lot of stuff actually that they've sold out already. this week, stores in northern ireland have seen the biggest increase in shoppers of anywhere in the uk.
and there's one big reason for that. much better value with the sterling conversion, yes, and the booze is quite cheap. what's in the bags? wow, you've got kids‘ stuff. yeah, lots of presents, yep. christmas present shopping. any grocery shopping today? no. a bit of shopping, that's the height of it. where do you come from today? i'm from monaghan, county monaghan. and have you done a big shop today? yes, a big christmas shop, yes. groceries. exactly, yes. irish government statistics show that one in five shoppers from the republic have travelled north this year to get more for their money. border towns like newry have felt the boost. it's been a tough year for retailers, as broadly broadcast but as i say, we benefit greatly from the southern trade, shoppers coming from as far off as dublin. it's something we've always benefited from. 66.28, please. down the road, the tills are ringing, in two currencies. a euro, 33.67, please.
the fall in the value of the pound has been a huge boost to seamus' business. 75% of his customers cross the border. northern ireland's retail sales are driven by southern irish people, there's no doubt about it. we're one of the people that is quite happy there's been a vote to leave the european union. so much fluctuation with the currency, it's been very advantageous for us. each of these would have cost you 1 euro, 23, a couple of christmases ago. now that'sjust1 euro, ten. if you multiply that across a big family shop, spending hundreds of pounds, the savings add up. the washing powder, for me, is cheaper, right, you know. there's great bargains in that shop. and in the off—licence as well. while retailers across the uk have had a tough year, a steady stream of shoppers travelling across the border have given northern ireland shops a christmas bonus. colletta smith, bbc news, in newry. now a story about nine—year—old
0livia leggett from poole. she decided she wanted to help people who are less fortunate than her this christmas. tom hepworth has the story. you have got your toothpaste, toothbrush. you've written... olivia is wrapping christmas presents for people she doesn't know and has never met. come on, daddy. she and her dad are delivering them to homeless people in bournemouth. this is my daughter 0livia. i will give you one of the packages we put together. we put together quite a few of these and we are giving out today. thank you. she used her pocket money to buy toiletries, socks, and the odd treat.|j pocket money to buy toiletries, socks, and the odd treat. i was thinking i could save my pocket money up for december and give it out to all be homeless, instead of just buying them for myself. out to all be homeless, instead of just buying them for myselfm
gives your faith in humanity, doesn't it? it's brilliant. this is my daughter, 0livia, got a christmas present for you. merry christmas. thank you. so young. we don't get many young people who think about it. that is something different. thank you. ijust it. that is something different. thank you. i just feel quite hopeful that i am actually doing something that i am actually doing something that makes people feel a different way to how they actually feel, with just nothing beside them.|j way to how they actually feel, with just nothing beside them. i love the fa ct just nothing beside them. i love the fact that she is thinking what are the sort of things people need, toiletries, actually, for those sleeping on the street and just getting off the street are just a spot on. just all—round fantastic. it may be a small gesture, butt to hopes it will be a small gesture and encourage others to give more. —— 0livia. encourage others to give more. —— olivia. noble would help me ifi
couldn't help them. it is nice to just give away this into their —— nobody. lesser. one man. the christmas carol silent night is celebrating its 200th birthday. the carol was first performed in austria, in a village near salzburg on christmas eve, 1818. bethany bell reports. # stille nacht. # heilige nacht. it's one of the world's favourite christmas carols. silent night, or stille nacht as it's known in german. oh, i think it's the best christmas song ever. it's familiar, we learned it when we were a child, and everyone sings it. the carol is 200 years old this christmas and it comes from austria. this is where silent night was first sung, on christmas eve 1818 in the village of 0berndorf near salzburg. the original church doesn't exist any more.
it was badly damaged by floods at the end of the 19th—century and had to be demolished. this little chapel was built in place. a priest called joseph mohr wrote the words. he asked franz xaver gruber, a school teacher and an organist, to compose the melody. according to legend, the church organ had broken down, damaged by mice chewing at the bellows, so they had to sing it with this guitar. but historians believe that the mice and the broken organ are probably just a myth. it was, with the guitar, more people friendly and with an instrument which was very common outside, of course, the church. you can take the guitar wherever you go and therefore also the song itself was known very quick all around the world. silent night quickly spread across europe and on to the united states. it was sung across the trenches during the first world war.
and for many people, it's simply the carol which means christmas. and if that doesn't put you in a festive mood, this from canterbury is guaranteed to. singing. what looks like almost the entire town has been led by the archbishop carol singing — every inch of the town centre filled with crowds harking the heralds. was a beautiful sight. in a moment viewers on bbc one willjoin us for a round up of the news with fiona bruce. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello there. we have seen temperatures drop away pretty quickly over the past few hours with a frost developing in places. it has
already turned pretty chilly. towards the west we have a lot of cloud moving up from the south. the southerly winds bringing the cloudy weather to the western side of the country, also dragging up quite a bit of my stare. that most at mixing with the cold surface air, that is a good recipe for folb. —— moist air. there is the yellow weather warning forfog there is the yellow weather warning for fog patches covering a good there is the yellow weather warning forfog patches covering a good part of england. the fog will be patchy in nature, with visibility dropping below 100 metres in places the fob will bring hazardous or dangerous driving conditions. let us use extra time for yourjourney the driving conditions. let us use extra time for your journey the planning to visit friends and family, just to make every —— sure everyone arrive safely for the big day. it will be a cold start. lowest averages across the eastern side of the country, quite widespread frost first thing —— temperatures. loud across scotland. a bit of rain through western and northern areas to —— through the day. politico sandhills, thatis through the day. politico sandhills, that is where it is at its warmest. further east, after that cold start,
temperatures are suppressed. we keep the fog patches into the afternoon, which will happen in places. it will make you feel really quite cold. into boxing day, a weatherfront approaching the north—west of the country. that will bring outbreaks of rain two north of scotland. the area of high pressure slips further into the continent. more of a westerly fede pushing cloud across the country. it will not be as cold as the start to boxing day, with many of our starting the day frost free. pretty cloudy once again. rain affecting scotland. away from that it is dry. dre moving in from the continent. it may break cloud up across the south. for most of us it isa drab across the south. for most of us it is a drab kind of day. on thursday, better prospect of seeing some bricks in the cloud. a cold start to the day, particularly in the south, frost around in the countryside. they mainly dry picture. double figures in the north. there will be
some sunshine. the temperature still a little slow to rise. essentially, a little slow to rise. essentially, a quite looking picture. essentially through the rest of you. that is the. —— weather. good evening. the death toll from the indonesian tsunami has now risen to 373, with 128 people still missing or unaccounted for. people living along coastal areas have been warned to seek higher ground, amid concerns that the anak krakatau volcano could erupt again and trigger another tsunami. on saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of sumatra and java. officials have warned the death toll could rise. the sunda strait region, closest to the anak krakatau volcano, was the worst—affected, with buildings reduced to a tangled mess. rebecca henschke reports from carita, injava. rescue workers clear away
the rubble, in a race to find any survivors. today, in this villa, none have been found. villas like this one, built right on the shore, didn't stand a chance when the huge waves hit, this the state of the swimming pool and the villa now. teams from the military and sea rch—and—rescue teams are here clearing away the rubble, to make way for what will be a slow rebuilding process here. the tsunami hit this popular local tourist destination at night, without warning, the national disaster agency admitting their tsunami detection buoy system has been broken since 2012. when presidentjoko widodo visited to inspect the relief effort here,
he faced some tough questions, and vowed to do better. translation: we don't know yet, for sure, where the source of the tsunami was. it's still being checked. in the future, the relevant agencies will provide detection equipment, systems that can give a warning to everyone. that comes too late for these families, here to find loved ones amongst the dead, those identified taken away in ambulances. others, like this man, are still searching. translation: we are not at peace. we just want him returned to us in some way. we are preparing ourselves to accept the worst. the vocalist of the band seventeen, that was performing on stage when the tsunami hit, is here to put his wife to rest. posting this video on social media,
he says, "we're travelling again together, my love." authorities are warning it may not be over yet, telling people to keep away from the beaches due to fears that ongoing activity from the anak krakatau volcano could trigger a new tsunami. the couple who were arrested on suspicion of causing the grounding of flights at gatwick airport last week have said they feel completely violated. paul gait and elaine kirk were released without charge after being linked to the operation of drones near the airfield. today they made a public statement critcising the way they have been treated by the police and newspapers. richard lister has more. it was three days of chaos, 1,000 flights cancelled
or diverted, the christmas plans of 140,000 passengers spoiled by suspected illegal drone flights over gatwick. police made two arrests. elaine kirk and paul gait were eventually released without charge, cleared of any involvement. but they came home to find their names splashed across some of the sunday papers, along with their photos, details of their private lives, and some critical commentary. today, they responded. as you can probably imagine, we are feeling very — feeling completely violated. our home has been searched, and our privacy and identity completely exposed. 0ur names, photos, and other personal information have been broadcast throughout the world. we are deeply distressed, as are our family and friends, and we are currently receiving medical care. their experience has raised concerns about the coverage.
some parts of the press have dealt with this case appallingly. following a recent change in the law, you're no longer able to name people who've been merely arrested, before they've been charged, and even if you do, you're not allowed to vilify them in the way that these people have been vilified. sussex police confirm they didn't release the names of those arrested. they're still investigating what the airport says were multiple confirmed sightings of drones. life has now returned to normal at gatwick, but not for the innocent family caught up in this inquiry. richard lister, bbc news. the new york stock market has plunged today, with the dowjones index of leading shares closing down nearly 3%,
on track for its worst december since the great depression of 1931. it follows calls made by the us treasury secretary, steven mnuchin, to the heads of america's six largest banks in an attempt to reassure investors after a bad week for wall street.
0ur correspondent samira hussain is in new york. samira, this was an unusual move by mnuchin, and it appears to have backfired. indeed, it is absolutely a rare move for a us treasury secretary to make it public that he in fact spoke with america's financial institutions. in doing so, he wanted to make sure that these banks have enough cash on hand to shore up the us economy and the financial market in the event that they need that kind of support. now, in doing that, however, he didn't really reassure financial investors. in fact, didn't really reassure financial investors. infact, he didn't really reassure financial investors. in fact, he further stoked their fears, as evidence
by the reaction on markets here in new york. of course, they were not thinking that this was even an issue, and it really left investors now questioning what is it that perhaps the white house knows, and that the treasury secretary knows,
about the state of the us economy, that they might not. the actor kevin spacey has been charged with sexual assault in the us after allegedly assaulting an 18—year—old man in a bar in boston. after the news broke, spacey posted a video on youtube. in the clip, he appears to be in character as president frank underwood from the hit netflix show house of cards. kevin spacey has rarely been seen in public since allegations first emerged against him in october last year. he is due to appear in court early next month, and has previously said he didn't remember the incident. north korea has been ordered to pay $500 million in compensation to the family of otto warmbier by a us court. the 22—year—old american died last year, days after being flown home in a coma from a north korean prison, where he had been serving a 15—year sentence for committing a hostile act. the university of virginia student had stolen a propaganda poster as a memento from the hotel in which he was staying. here, the queen will use her christmas message tomorrow to call
for goodwill to all, in comments being seen as an appeal for unity in the debate over brexit. in her televised address, she is expected to say that treating other people with respect, even where opinions differ, is a good step towards understanding one another. europe's most active volcano, mount etna, in sicily, has started erupting. a series of more than 130 small earthquakes caused the eruption. ash has covered nearby villages, and planes into nearby catania airport were temporarily halted. chris evans has bid an emotional farewell to listeners of his final radio 2 breakfast show this morning. he said it was a sad day, as he left after nine years at the helm. 0ur arts editor will gompertz listened in to his last show. there is some flash photography in his report. cheering.
ta—ra! and, with that, chris evans signed off for the last time as host of britain's most popular radio show. he took it over in 2010 from a broadcaster who was inspiration to him — the late sir terry wogan. he said, ‘cause he was such a wise guy, he said that there may not ever be a right time to go, but there could be a wrong time to stay, so i'm taking the great man's advice. and the kind of show we wanted to do today was we really wanted to leave them laughing, not crying, because there's been a lot of tears throughout the show, hopefully always for the right reasons. but enough now. enough now — happy christmas, everyone. and there was plenty of laughter, but also, at times, a very emotional presenter. most of all — most of all, of course, i would like to thank my my wife, natasha. my gravity, my compass, my guiding light. he then put his wife on air, who also choked up. today's gobsmackers are chosen
by noah and eli evans, fortheir mum, tash. oh, for goodness's sake! now do you get it? do you get it now? thanks for that. so this is the radio 2 breakfast show studio that chris evans made his own for nearly nine years. he might have gone, but there is still a hint of him here in the shape of this cart deck, which played all his well—known jingles — wonderful day, wonderful week, this is london, tarzan yell, and all the rest of it. and, in a way, that gives a hint of his talent as a broadcaster — that he was able to transform this quite dull, soundproof space into a vivid, wonderful world, which interviewees responded to and listeners loved. his high—energy, good—humoured breakfast show was a success. zoe ball will take it over in the new year, as he moves over to virgin radio, before returning to the bbc to strut his stuff on strictly come dancing 2019.
will gompertz, bbc news. finally, it seems father christmas is already on his rounds. the angel of the north has been gifted a santa hatjust in time for christmas. it was spotted by motorists on the a111 with its new festive feature. it was added overnight, but those responsible, and just how it got up there, remains a mystery. that's all from me from all of us here at the bbc. have a very happy christmas. good buy. —— goodbye. now it's time for the latest in technology and gadgets — with a festive flavour. it's the bbc‘s clickmas special. it's the 2018 clickmas special, the gang is all here.
hello! welcome, welcome. spence, i've got your first christmas present and what a corker it is. this is the world's first flexible phone. look at that! you can have it on this way or around here and itjust flips, it knows which way you are holding it and it's built on android. this is a brand—new operating system on top of it called water and it's built by a small chinese form called royale, you might not have heard of it. it is the first phone they're released. there you go. the idea is you have a tablet you can use or you can fold it into a phone. you can work as on a tablet or fold it back to a phone. when can we get this?
it's a good question. if you're in china, in the shops from 2019 to start off. 0nline, obviously. just order from a chinese shop and you can get one delivered to your door, but as far as europe and america and other parts of the world, probably 2020 when they get some of the regulations in place for those markets. wow, give it a bend again. look at that, beat that. very nice, but i was a bit worried that it wouldn't fit in your pocket 'cause your pockets don't look that big so i've got you the world's smallest smartphone. oh, my goodness — it's so diddy. this is made by palm, better known back in the 1990s, but have a play with it, it's cute. it will go into my pocket. my goodness, it's so cute. you think that's a small phone, spenc, merry christmas.
oh, my word. what, no. it's a tiny, tiny telephone. this is the zanco tiny t1, a 2g phone, the world's smallest phone, no internet, you can do some text messaging and calls. want some stats? yes, please. 50 text messages you can store on there, 300 contacts. my goodness, it's like the '90s but really, really tiny. hello? it's the police for you, dan. apparently you've gotten yourself into some hot water. ted! what's going on? dan, you are enjoying my hot tub? nice feature. i don't think that's standard, that one. i think it's been hacked.
what do you mean? this hot tub is on the internet like thousands of others in the country. let me introduce you to the guys hacking it. there is andy in glasgow. hi, andy. hi! it looks cold up there. very windy. so andy, to prove you can take remote control, turn the pumps off. look, no hands. that's the blower. now the pumps. and they're off. and we didn't touch a thing. andy, thanks very much for the fountains, i think you owe me a glass of champagne. merry christmas! so ken, can we hack somebody else's hot tub? we can hack thousands of these tubs anywhere in the world. who are they? they live here. so let's go look at kerry's hot tub in south wales, he tipped us off about this.
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