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mean, you don't have to tell me. doris cleife is actually 100 tomorrow. when she was 25, the second world war was in its final months. the raf hasjust second world war was in its final months. the raf has just bombed dresden, and churchill, roosevelt and stalin met to discuss how to carve up and stalin met to discuss how to carve up germany at the yalta conference. doris worked as an electrician at the sp factory on to havilland aircraft and has vivid memories of that time. you know, we will bombed three times. i was walking along one saturday with my baby in the pram and a plane came over the roof, and it was a nazi, and this pilot looked at me and i looked at him, and this is true, and he just swooped off, looked at him, and this is true, and hejust swooped off, and i thought hejust swooped off, and i thought he was going to shoot me or something. doris has lived in portsmouth all her life. she was a
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hairdresser for 20 years and was a lwa ys hairdresser for 20 years and was always active. i am sure walking helps. don't know about running and jogging helps. don't know about running and jogging at all about business. i think if you take a jolly good walk, it keeps you fit. # happy birthday to you # happy birthday to you # happy birthday dear doris... doris has another party tomorrow, and she told me she is really going to let her hair down to about one. hello there. another weekend, another named storm. we already have had some heavy bursts of rain that will feed into the river systems leading to further flooding issues over the next few days. as the weekend moves on we will find the wind picking up as well. this is storm jorge that is getting close to
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the north—west of the uk. that weather front there has been bringing rain eastwards and that rain will sweep away from eastern england early onset of a morning and away from northern scotland. in the sun comes out before the showers return as the wind strengthens and we get wet weather coming into northern ireland and later into northern england, southern scotland with snow on the hills. temperatures are four, five degrees. further south, six or seven, not a lot warmer and it will be increasingly windy as the day goes on with the strongest dusts as we head into the evening and overnight in this sort of area, 75 mile an hour gust, particularly with heavy showers coming in and the wet weather will push its way northwards, wrapped around to what is left of storm jorge on sunday. looking to the south, the wind will not be a strong and we have this little feature coming in from the atlantic to bring some rain through the english channel in towards the south—eastern parts of england. it does look like it will be rain. as you head north we have much more snow to come in
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the highlands of scotland and some heavy falls here. elsewhere, sunshine and showers that could the wintry over the hills, southern half of the uk not as windy on sunday with temperatures at about 9 degrees. that weather system moves away from the south—east and we continue to see storm jorge weakening close to the west of scotla nd weakening close to the west of scotland so while it is windy it will not be as windy on monday and essentially with sunshine and showers. we are still in colder air so showers. we are still in colder air so though showers could have a wintry flavour particularly over the hills but not quite the heavy falls of snow that we will see early on in the highlands of scotland. we still have what is left of the storm they're drifting away towards the north—west of scotland. the weather system coming towards the south of the uk and still the cool fresh air strea m the uk and still the cool fresh air stream for tuesday. we are in a new month and we should be feeling a bit more like spring but not sure we will. not as windy but we are sunshine and showers and again because it is cold enough it will be wintry over the hills. temperatures
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reaching 9 degrees with the chance of rain in the south—east of england. we are still in that showery airstream on wednesday with the bulk of the showers towards the north—west of the uk and the driest sunniest weather towards the south and east. still those temperatures are no better than 6— 9 degrees. the more uncertainty than normal, this is one computer model, the gfs with the jetstream. it amplifies as it heads in from the atlantic and it is not as strong. without amplification, it leads to an area of high pressure building across the uk. but there is only a 30% chance of that happening. what is more likely as this, this is a different computer model, the ec model. the jetstrea m computer model, the ec model. the jetstream in the wind on their which are stronger and develop an area of low pressure at this time which sits close to the uk and with the jetstrea m close to the uk and with the jetstream in that position we remain in the cooler hour. another low is
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more likely in the following weekend and that could be another of these named storms. want to watch. —— one to watch. hello. this is bbc news with lukwesa burak. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment — first the headlines. the latest person to test positive for coronavirus in the uk, at a gp surgery in surrey, is the first to get it here, not abroad. the issue of coronavirus is something that is now the government's top priority. alarm over the outbreak has sent global stock markets into a steep dive — with the ftse100 dropping nearly 13% this week. fears of a major international military confrontation, after an attack by government forces in syria leaves dozens of turkish soldiers dead.
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the flooding misery continues for some — residents in parts of east yorkshire are evacuated as water levels rise. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are michael booker, deputy editor of the daily expresss — and the ft‘s brexit editor david bond. all of tomorrow's front pages are now in. the sun leads with the news that the coronavirus has claimed the life of its first british victim. the daily mail says emergency measures to tackle coronavirus are being rushed in, after the first british victim died. he was one of the passengers on a cruise ship offjapan.
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the same story also makes the front page of the times, which says fears are growing over contagion, after the virus was passed on in the uk for the first time. the express carries a picture of borisjohnson, after he said the virus was the government's "top priority". but the mirror says the former chancellor, george osborne, is urging borisjohnson to do more, in order to combat the virus. the telegraph reports that health officials believe one in ten people in the uk could end up in hospital with coronavirus. according to the guardian, the red cross could be drafted in to help the nhs cope with the outbreak, as part of an official action plan being drawn up. the financial times leads with the turmoil in world stock markets, as investors‘ fears mount over the economic impact of the coronavirus. so, coronavirus dominating all the front pages —
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let's start with the virus in that case. the front page of the daily telegraph we should begin with. plans and predictions of what is going to happen now. if you are anxious about coronavirus i would stay clear of the telegraph because it is all there with a six page guide as for dealing with the coronavirus. the main aspect, the outbreak could leave one in ten in hospital. 70% of returns they say could develop the virus in around 1596 could develop the virus in around 15% of those could end up in hospital. they then talk about the battle plan drawn up to prevent the nhs from being overwhelmed. all fairly scary stuff that they lead on. health chiefs are making this plan, operations could be cancelled, treatment will be rationed. and then
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there will be new laws next week that they will put in place, again, the idea that these laws will speed up the idea that these laws will speed up the disposal of bodies, they talk about children being taught in the larger classrooms because teachers may fall ill and there will be a lack of teaching staff. there is also a london mp who appears to have said, and they have since walk back this, that there could be a morgan hyde park. scary stuff at the same time you need to thatjust one british person has died, injapan on the cruise ship and the disease has been transmitted for the first time in this country. things have moved but still only 20 people in the country have it. so this is particularly alarming on the front of the telegraph. theyjust particularly alarming on the front of the telegraph. they just sitting out the facts as to what is happening. but it is clear we have reached a point now as we said earlier, where all front pages carry this story now and it has reached a tipping point and people are very
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concerned. and it finally looks like the government is getting on the front foot again after being a little behind the beat. as michael was saying, there has been waiting and watching just to see how seriously this will affect the uk andl seriously this will affect the uk and i think the press has held back, the papers have been holding back and trying not to be alarmist and trying not to panic people but what has happened now is that there is clearly a dawning realisation that the uk will not be able to avoid this. how serious it will be, no—one knows and how we deal with it, how we prepare for this, knows and how we deal with it, how we prepare forthis, how knows and how we deal with it, how we prepare for this, how the government response, we still do not really know. and i think all the newspapers tomorrow reflect that sense of a tipping point that has been reached. they talk about flexibility within the public sector in terms of working. but those figures, i don't know if you mentioned, 70% of us could be hit by
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this virus. that is a huge figure. it is. that is the worst case scenario, but that is what they need to think about and that is where they start with things like morgues in hyde park. that is right at the extreme scale of how things could get. at the moment this is the scariest we have seen so far in terms of the reporting and i think journalists in particular with newspapers and tv we have to be very cautious. we do not want people to be scared. that is one of the reason why the government have been low— key. why the government have been low—key. they keep saying we're not quite sure at the moment. there is a cobra meeting on monday but again, not tomorrow, not sunday, it is monday so again the idea that the government is not leaping into action straightaway and again, because i don't want to cause panic? but now we hear that people are dying and another british person has died, there will be an increase in anxiety out there and that is
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reflected. david, we hear here from george osborne using strong language. he is quoted by tomorrow's daily mirror on the front page, unusual for a senior tory to get on the front page splash of the mirror but there he is. he tweeted that the government needs to go on to a war footing so he is calling for boris johnson to do more and be more visible. 0ne johnson to do more and be more visible. one of the criticisms of the prime minister over the last one or two weeks has been that he has gone missing. jeremy corbyn earlier this week calling him a part—time pm because he did not show up when the flooding crisis was getting going. again, here, we finally heard from him tonight on this and sending a message that they should wash their hands, that is the best thing to do to stave off the virus. but clearly some serious questions another's cobra meeting will not happen until monday and i think there are some questions there. if this is serious,
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why wait until monday for the meeting? government does not want to do more to trigger alarm and panic because people are really anxious about it that on the other hand, people probably do want to see some leadership. sometimes i think the media demands this, demand that he is out there front and centre, because that fills up at home and newspapers. but he is now saying it is his top priority. 0n the clip earlier he did not look confident in his delivery so itjust earlier he did not look confident in his delivery so it just seems earlier he did not look confident in his delivery so itjust seems an oddness about this lack of reaction. because he usually enjoys the spotlight, he is famous for that. do we have to hear from spotlight, he is famous for that. do we have to hearfrom him, do you think? 0rfrom somebody we have to hearfrom him, do you think? 0r from somebody else within the government? matt hancock is able asa the government? matt hancock is able as a health secretary and he has been dipping up needs in the commons and giving updates regularly throughout the week. it sometimes
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you do need the top man or woman in charge to come out and calm down nerves. he has been reticent to do that and people wonder why. one thing that boris johnson, that and people wonder why. one thing that borisjohnson, that we have seen of his style of leadership is that he does want to be seen to delegate to his senior minister on these things. he has made a point of that. but as michael says, these sort of situations where people are nervous and want to hear from the prime minister. as you move around the capital have you noticed a sense of nervousness? 0r behaviour? the capital have you noticed a sense of nervousness? or behaviour? what people have said about the tube system and if it gets into the tube system and if it gets into the tube system that is how it will be transmitted. coming here tonight, eve ryo ne transmitted. coming here tonight, everyone seemed transmitted. coming here tonight, everyone seemed happy. i did not see any masks tonight. i have seen one or two during the week commuting but apart from that, it does not seem to have a sense of concern or panic at the moment. people seem to be selling out of hand gel. the hand
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gel people are doing quite well. selling out of hand gel. the hand gel people are doing quite weltm would be nice if the markets would calm down and be as calm as the british people because the financial markets seem to be in trouble and getting jittery. the front page of the ft, big losses as the virus feels the worst week since 2008 crisis. huge numbers. £210 billion wiped off the value of british companies. huge amounts of money. again, are people worried about the economy at the moment, or worried about people? i think more people are concerned about people. i think if borisjohnson started talking about the economy first and foremost, then he would have a row on his hands. but we're looking at the and the other papers are covering this as well. there was that debate on the express talking about how much it would wipe off pension values. people will be thinking about this. it could trigger economic problems and it could reverberate for a number of yea rs. could reverberate for a number of years. they are saying it is the
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worsens 2008 —— worst since 2008. four months of gains gone in a week. huge concerns. patrick keizer, portfolio managerfor huge concerns. patrick keizer, portfolio manager for an investment management firm says there is fear in the streets, nobody wants to have exposure over the weekend. so there isa exposure over the weekend. so there is a panic in the money markets. these are people who are panicking, michael ryan, the senior who official saying that this is a reality check for every government on the planet. so those sorts of state m e nts on the planet. so those sorts of statements of doom are filtering not just around normal people but people around the city as well. so it is having a huge effect. to be clear, the reason the markets are spooked is because this has already had a massive impact on china. and the minute you start to feed the disruption through to supply chains, the fall in demand, you have already seen the fall in demand, you have already seen the drop—off in tourism and travel, we are seeing big conferences, big business conferences, big business conferences in europe and asia being cancelled, we are seeing sporting events getting cancelled, i think once you've done... and i know, the market is absolutely right that mark
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is absolutely right, we have to focus on the human side of things. but hopefully, when all of this begins to die down, the big impact could be on the economy. mark carney, the governor of the bank of england, said today he is really worried about a recession. already thinking about lowering interest rates, to try to make sure that the british economy doesn't dip into recession. is there any economic stimulus or measure that could be taken to try to mitigate the effects of the impacts of the coronavirus? well, i mean, central banks are very limited and the tools they have at their disposal at the moment, you know stop interest rates were already very, very low. there is not much more room to cut. so that tends to be the only tool they have in their armoury. one standout thing for me, at the end of the piece on page one, is the travel and leisure stocks. they have been hit 19%. there has been a number of these firms going out of business over the last couple of years and obviously with another year of people not travelling, people will be put off
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by travelling, more people will be staying in this country, they say it is the heaviest decline since 9/11. you can see the effect it is having. did either of you see the story about the $10,000 the hong kong government has given their citizens? a slightly different case for them, because they had the protests as well, but they are already taking measures to try to keep the economy going. and of course the chinese government, the mainland government, are trying to bus people back to work. they are trying to get the economy kickstarted. i think xi has worked out the damage to china's economy could be much more serious than the terrible death toll they have had. the front page of the times. we are still talking finance, but a revealing story from sajid javid. my first question is, why is he doing this now? i like fantasy budgets. this is what he has done. the chancellor resigned very recently but he has decided he wants to air his budget anyway. we have got that coming up on march 11, well, probably, we don't know what
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will happen with the coronavirus affecting politics a bit more. but at the moment we have got the new chancellor preparing his budget has respect, but the old one already said he wanted to cut 2p from the basic rate of income tax. he was going to reduce stamp duty, of generous relief or capital investment in technical across the country. he sounds as though he was going to be a great chancellor, a brilliant budget. he has put this out there now. he had this dispute with downing street and now he is saying he was going to give this huge signalfor working saying he was going to give this huge signal for working people saying he was going to give this huge signalfor working people but the government was absolutely on their side. 0ver the government was absolutely on their side. over to you, the government was absolutely on theirside. 0verto you, ricci, but see what you are going to do? will be as good as me? i think it is a challenge she is throwing down. one of the things in sajid javid's mind will be, what do i do next? obviously he had his resignation speech this week in the house of commons, he had a bit of a dig at dominic cummings, boris johnson's key advisor there. but, you know, is there a route back to frontline
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politics for him? this might be part of keeping his name out. is there a route back? personally, ithink of keeping his name out. is there a route back? personally, i think so. i think there is. he looks as though he is doing this with a little glint in his eye. he has been very polite, very good ever since, supportive of the prime minister whenever asked to give a soundbite. but at the same time there has been a bit of sharpness to it and i think he is enjoying his moment of doing this. the timing is really interesting, because obviously, we had a story earlier in the week, ricci is going to be extremely limited. he got this job because borisjohnson wanted to spend more money in those parts of the country which voted conservative for the first time. it is clear that he is probably going to be really limited in what he can do in this budget, so the timing of sajid javid coming out and saying, this is what i would have liked to have done... game on, isn't it? we're looking at the front page of the independent
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now, greta thunberg between two fellow supporters, climate in bristol. yes, the climate rockstar is back again, back on our shores. she went to bristol, all the kids we re she went to bristol, all the kids were out on strike from school. i thought you went on strike against the thing you don't really like that anyway. she has shown a generation and possibly more how to be activists. you know, she might get some huge results at the end of it, inafew some huge results at the end of it, in a few years. but she wants it now. she is talking and saying we are the adults now, we are the only ones taking the climate emergency seriously. she says we are com pletely seriously. she says we are completely ignored by politicians, the media and those in power. so she has had a good response from a lot of politicians, and a lot of people as well, a lot of normal people, he would not normally have been particularly engaged in climate change. but she is still not happy with that, and you know, fair play to her. she is keeping up the pressure on everyone. she is not going to be patted on the head and
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have them say, good old greta, now go away. she is going to keep coming back until she sees there has been a change in policy. look at what happened yesterday with the decision of the london heathrow. exactly. a massive decision. i think we might be seeing a bit more of her this year, because obviously there is this big united nations climate conference, cop 26, due in glasgow at the end of the year. i think that i serious questions for the government about what they want to get out of that conference. —— are serious questions. i'm not sure that was part of a calculation here, but it puts more pressure on the government to think what they want to get out of this very important global conference. perhaps you can help them. mark and david, thank you very much. that perhaps she can help them. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget, you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you, seven days a week at and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later
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on bbc iplayer. a big thank you again to michael and david, and from myself and the team. good night. good evening. here's your latest sports news. norwich city have hope again, written off by most at the bottom of the premier league — they've boosted their survival hopes tonight after a huge win over third placed leicester at carrow road. it takes them to within four points of safety, as adam wild reports. it was exactly 15 years ago that delia smith called norwich to find the 12 man among the caro road crowd. a decade and a half on, they needed a hero now, perhaps more than ever. rock bottom since boxing day, time running out for a reprieve.
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leicester have had their troubles of late. the post was the closest they would come in the first half, and still, delia waited. heranxiety would come in the first half, and still, delia waited. her anxiety not helped when kelechi iheanacho funded one in immediately after halftime. norwich were again saved, this time by var, which spotted a handball in the buildup. now it was not as's turned to press forward, but getting past kasper schmeichel was their biggest problem. that was until the ball fell to jamal lewis on the edge of the box. nobody was stopping data. norwich had their hero, an unlikely one, but they will need plenty more in coming weeks if they are to survive. there were seven goals at easter road as hibs stormed into the semi finals of the scottish cup with a 5—2 win over inverness caledonian thistle. the championship side pulled a goal back at 3—0 down, but then had a man sent off, before stephane omeonga added a fourth.
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and then a fifth from jamie gullan, as hibs are the first team to make it through. tomorrow hearts take on rangers and st mirren host aberdeen. the holders celtic travel to stjohnstone on sunday. laura kenny eventually finished 12th in the omnium at the track cycling world championships in berlin following a nasty crash earlier this afternoon. kenny, seen here in the white in the middle of your screen, was taking part in the opening race earlier. she was one of five riders to crash with just over a lap to go. she was able to walk off the track with a cut near her right eye. she had to have stitches but was allowed to carry on. kenny broke her shoulder in the omnium at the world cup in canada only last month. when i came down, to be honest, i knew straightaway but at least my shoulder was ok, and that was all i was worried about. then all the blood started gushing from my face andi blood started gushing from my face and i thought, no, what else have i
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done? but i wasn't going to give up. icame done? but i wasn't going to give up. i came here to race and i'm glad i carried on. because i need to do the races at this level and it was the last time i will get to do that before the olympics. i thought, doesn't matter that i've got a medal. ijust doesn't matter that i've got a medal. i just need doesn't matter that i've got a medal. ijust need to get back on the bike race. otherwise in six months i will be nervous again. i will be thinking, i don't know how to deal with this, i willjust be really scared. i will move on from this. hopefully in six months this will be forgotten and i won't even think about it. in rugby union's premiership, second—placed sale are just four points behind leaders exeter. that's after they beat gloucester 23—17. marland yarde with sale's third and final try. exeter can re—establish their eight point advantage tomorrow, if they beat harlequins. in the pro 1a, edinburgh have extended their lead at the top of conference b to seven points, after they won a closely fought match with the cardiff blues. george taylor with the only try as edinburgh won 111—6.
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no problems with scoring in the night's other game. conference a leaders leinster ran in nine tries, including a hat—trick for dave kearney, as they thrashed glasgow 55—19. the win moves them 20 points clear at the top of the table. there was also a high scoring game in tonight's super league, as leeds rhinos eased past the warrington wolves. leeds won 36—0, running in six tries by six different scorers, including this effort from ash handley. the win moves leeds up to second, while warrington stay seventh. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's hello, somewhat squally conditions through the night as rain sweeps its way across the uk, and all eyes along this area of pressure. this is storm jorge, named by this management service. that will bring strong winds through the weekend.
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early hours of saturday morning, cold hour tucking into northern ireland will bring icy conditions first thing. the main focus this weekend is the strength of the wind, gales of not girls, particularly on saturday. rain soon out of the way across the eastern side of england on saturday morning. sunshine following behind for many. wet and windy across the northern isles and also wintry showers piling in from the west, emerging to get longer spells of rain and some snow over northern england, northern ireland am southern scotland through the afternoon. it is a cold afternoon, especially when you factor in the strength of the wind, which will be gusting widely, 40—50 miles an hour, and full—time through the afternoon and full—time through the afternoon and evening you will see those gusts touching 60—75 an hour across northern england, northern ireland and scotland, perhaps 80 miles an hourin and scotland, perhaps 80 miles an hour in parts of wales.
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