good morning, welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today: 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines have been secured by the government following deals with overseas developers. privacy campaigners say england's test and trace programme has broken data protection laws. good morning. we are talking about nurseries this morning because the requirement for places like this in england is being relaxed today so these places should be getting busier, but will parents be reassured and will it be enough to save some nurseries that have been
struggling? good morning. most festival fun good morning. most festivalfun has been put on hold for this year but i will be looking at smart ways that some embracing social distancing that asking whether for others, covid could mean the party's over for good? an fa cup nightmare for david de gea. the manchester united goalkeeper makes two huge mistakes as chelsea progress to the final. for many of us today, we will see some sunshine. they will also be areas of cloud thick enough to produce some showers over the northern half of the country. wales and southern england seeing the sunniest disguise. i will have all the details later in the programme. it's monday the 20th ofjuly. our top story: the government has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines which are being developed overseas. the agreements, one with a german—us partnership
and one with a french firm, is in addition to a pledge for 100 million doses of a vaccine created at the university of oxford, which is undergoing clinical trials. here's our medical correspondent, fergus walsh. there are now an astonishing 23 coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials around the world, including two in the world —— uk developed at the imperial college london. today the imperial college london. today the government announced deals with two overseas vaccine the government announced deals with two overseas vaccine producers. pfizer is one of them. its coronavirus vaccine produced a strong response in early trials will stop if it is successful, the first of 30 million doses could arrive by the end of the year. the other deal is with the french firm that won't begin trials of theirjab until autumn. that is for 60 million doses. its vaccine will contain an inactivated virus. this is a more
tried and tested method for creating a vaccine so could be important if others fail. there is already a deal to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine produced by oxford university. this may look like the uk government has overbought but bearin uk government has overbought but bear in mind that nine in ten vaccines are unsuccessful and you see the logic behind the decision to back several horses in the search for a winner. also, most of the coronavirus vaccines in trials require more than one dose. vaccine trials depend on volunteers. the public are being encouraged to sign up public are being encouraged to sign up to public are being encouraged to sign uptoa public are being encouraged to sign up to a new nhs website to speed up the process forjoining coronavirus vaccine studies. the aim is to get half a million people to register interest by october. fergus walsh, bbc news. health ministers have admitted failing to assess data protection risks around the nhs test and trace programme for coronavirus in england.
the system traces the contacts of people who may have been infected with covid—19, but privacy campaigners are concerned over how personal details are collected and stored. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones is in west london. rory, what's the issue here? don't forget there are 27,000 staff now working for the test and trace programme across england. they are collecting really sensitive data, asking people who they live with, where they have been, who their sexual partners are and they know obviously something about the state of health, too. it is very important that that data is well protected. privacy campaigners have been pressing the government on this, pressing the government on this, pressing for information about whether they carried out what is called a data protection impact assessment, absolutely required under the law, before this began, and they have just received a letter back from the government saying yes this was required and no, we haven't
done it. so the privacy campaigners are saying it is clear that this programme is operating unlawfully. the department of health says there is no evidence of data being used in an unlawful way. they are setting about getting this data protection impact assessment, but they are also being pressed by the regulator, the commissioner, saying that people won't trust the system unless they are convinced their data is safely kept. thank you for that update, we will speak to you a bit later on. an investigation is under way after an outbreak of coronavirus infections at a call centre in motherwell which carries out contact tracing for the nhs. measures have been brought in by the region's health board to try to suppress the outbreak. at least seven workers are understood to have tested positive. a mosque in blackburn is being investigated by police and public health officials after around 250 people attended a funeral there last monday. the imam has since tested positive
for covid—19 and mourners have been advised to self—isolate for a fortnight. a maximum of 30 people are currently allowed at funerals in england. eu leaders in brussels have been talking through the night to try to agree on a coronavirus recovery fund, stretching their two—day summit into a fourth day of negotiation. some member states believe the 750—billion euro package is too large and should come as loans, not grants. the summit is the first face—to—face meeting between leaders since the lockdowns began in march. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, is expected to suspend the uk's extradition treaty with hong kong today. it follows increasing tensions with beijing over a tightening of civil liberties in the chinese territory — and the decision to ban huawei from the uk's 5g network. 0ur political correspondent iain watson can tell us more.
iain, there was an interesting interview yesterday with the bbc and the chinese ambassador. how serious is what is going on? very serious at the moment. we have a statement in the moment. we have a statement in the house of commons today from the foreign secretary dominic raab. as you say, likely to suspend the extradition treaty with the hong kong because they imposed a sweeping national security law on the territory in breach, britton argues, of its obligations when that territory was handed over from the uk. in addition to that, we have also said it is up to 3 million citizens of hong kong to come to britain and live and work here if need be. this isjust one aspect britain and live and work here if need be. this is just one aspect of the relations with china at the moment. you mentioned huawei as well—stocked china's obviously talked about potentially retaliating against british companies in their territory because huawei's being phased out of the 5g network. in addition to that, both written and
america seem to be highlighting the plight of the uighur muslims in western china as well. something which the chinese ambassador was not too pleased about on the bbc when he was questioned about this yesterday. he accused not having an dependent foreign policy, of dancing to america's tune, and said a lot of the allegations about mistreatment we re the allegations about mistreatment were fake. he was to avoid a new cold war with the uk but i have to say at the moment, the mood music is very grim. at the moment, the mood music is very grim. a historic mission to mars is underway after a successful lift—off injapan last night. it's the first attempt by the united arab emirates to reach the red planet, as our global science correspondent rebecca morelle reports. blasting off, the starts of a journey to mars. the united arab emirates making history. for the team, a moment of celebration. 51 years ago on the 20th ofjuly, man first walked on the moon
and today, on the 20th ofjuly, for us here it marks a milestone, it marks a change and a transformation. and that i hope will stimulate and push forward an entire generation to think differently. the spacecraft is called hope. it was built over six years with help from american scientists. until now the uae has only launched satellites into earth's orbit — getting to mars is a huge leap. our view of mars is about to be transformed. most spacecraft that have been there have orbited around the planet's poles and very close in, but this has meant a limited view. hope though is a mission with a difference, it is heading towards the equator, and in a much wider elliptical orbit and this means it will reveal almost every part of the planet, at every time of day, in each 10—day cycle. the spacecraft will study the martian atmosphere to give us much more information
about its weather and climate. spacecraft will take seven months to reach the red planet. as it gets there, a new player in the global space race will have truly arrived. rebecca morelle, bbc news. social distancing rules are being relaxed in nurseries across england from today, allowing staff to open their doors to more young children. 0ur education correspondent danjohnson can tell us more. he's at a nursery in warwickshire. morning to you. good morning. yes, it has been a difficult time for some nurseries because of these rules and the concern of parents of places like this have been restrict it in recent weeks —— restricted in recent weeks. they had just 16 kids and from today in england, the amount that they can have in these cases will go back up to maybe something more like 20 or 30 which something more like 20 or 30 which some nurseries say is what they need to make them viable because it has
been such a tough time while they have been really busy at this one, others have been struggling. you can see the guys here this morning trying to work out exactly how many people they will be able to fit in here today and that will be the key for some nurseries because it really has been a tough time for some that are on the edge. this is a tale of two very different nurseries. we have been really busy sincejune. the children have all come back into the nursery and have been really settled. this room is 12 places and we are settled. this room is 12 places and we a re really settled. this room is 12 places and we are really full at the moment. little pioneers in leamington, there are little pioneers in leamington, there a re lots of little little pioneers in leamington, there are lots of little people. but su nflowers are lots of little people. but sunflowers in sheffield is still really quiet. the nursery should have 120 children in everyday stop and now we've what 20. when we come into sunflowers, this will have 2a children. it has not, it has got zero so we adapted it so that children can sleep. walking through empty rooms and that's sad. it is
worrying because i've got 28 staff. they need to stay in a job as well. 0nly they need to stay in a job as well. only a handful of kids came back because of furloughed parents don't need childcare. 0r can't afford it, or they are cautious. we are fighting a losing battle, because we have only just fighting a losing battle, because we have onlyjust opened and parents are nervous. and you have more ppe than you can throw a stick at, that's not cheap stop and we are not getting any more funding for that. so it is, it's not a good place to be in. but the reopening was a relief for some parents who are seeking salvation from the lockdown. it was a difficult situation so when nurseries said they were opening, i was like, absolutely. the kidsjust love it was up every time they come home, they were excited about all the things they were doing, telling us the things they were doing, telling us about their days. i think for them it is a bit of going back to normality. you are not going to get the economy running if you don't get people back in work and people have
to have childcare to enable them to go back to work. unless the law is changed, you can't get children into factories anymore. every company has done work to reopen with extra ways to keep everyone safe. a lot of pa rents were unsure to keep everyone safe. a lot of parents were unsure and easily with the reassurance and great communication, they felt really reassured. the children are having temperature checks on arrival, also including the staff as well. lots of hand washing activities with the children, making sure they understand the importance of why they need to be washing their hands as well. but even today's rules might not be able to save everywhere. we are already seeing some nurseries are closing. we are already seeing nurseries trying to stay open and this is really difficult for particularly small nurseries. mostly in deprived areas where they rely on government. this can't go on. i am looking at january as the latest that i can stay open.
unless something changes. yeah, soa yeah, so a lot of work to do before more children come into stop you can see they are getting the breakfast ready, gavin is on chopping up grapes on duty, good man. let us talk to leanne who is in charge was not a lot of work to do, leanne, because you are hoping more kids can come in? we are whelping in up to 15 families today. —— well coming in. the team is busy setting up and getting paperwork ready as well to you have seen more busyness, parents are excited to see you opening? it has been a slow start but since we reopened, a lot of families have wa nted we reopened, a lot of families have wanted to go back and definitely with the change today, it has enabled us to welcome so many more families back with the change, with how many children we can have here. and it is notjust straight back to normal, is it? still loads of extra
measures in place? yes, lots of cleaning, strict regimes for cleaning. some of the staff are wearing ppe as well. lots of changes put in place to make sure the environment is as safe as it possibly can be for children. and what do you think the future looks like? how will it be for the next few weeks, months? ithink like? how will it be for the next few weeks, months? i think the future in early years will be this new normal we are all talking about. i think the ppe will be here for quite a while to make sure we are keeping it as safe as we can and especially with the increased cleaning schedules as well. and not forgetting the children and how making sure we are still encouraging them to learn how to take care of themselves as well. this is not just this is notjust childcare or babysitting, is it? this is early yea rs babysitting, is it? this is early years developing and it is important. it really is crucial to a child's development. and they have missed out on quite a bit of that during lockdown. this, being at home
has had its challenges with some of the children coming back into nursery but we have made those as smoothly as they possibly can, making sure that the children have had good communication, doing lots of like teens meetings with the children and inviting them to come in and they can virtually see the staff members and keeping the key person relationship alive and making sure we are involving the families and that is well with the parents. so they feel as comfortable as they can. do you think has been the key to getting it right because we have seen some nurseries struggling because they do not have enough children back. medication definitely. the first communication we did with ringing and having the personal touch with the family was so vital and listening to their worries and making sure that we respond and keep the information fresh so on our website they have got fresh facts straightaway with what is happening, how are we dealing with covert in the best possible way that we can and making sure that we are here still throughout the whole time and any questions, at any point, we have been available to help —— covid.
thank you, we wish you all of the best for the rest of today and getting everything ready and a big day for nurseries across england, the only place that these changes apply right now, no changes to the rest of the uk yet but a big deal for nurseries because attendance over the past three weeks as they reopened at the start ofjune has only been about 25% so important for the survival of nurseries that more children come back today. thank you very much and we will be with you through the morning and it is interesting to see what is going on. exchanges today so do let us know what you think about that and anything else we are talking about today. —— exchanges today. —— big changes today. let's take a look at today's papers. the daily mail says coronavirus delays have hit a raft of sectors, leading to "backlog britain". it says there are hold—ups at official agencies, from holiday passport applications to registering births and renewing drivers' licences. the guardian says senior doctors are urging the public to help prevent a "devastating" second wave of coronavirus, which the paper says could overwhelm the nhs when it combines with winter flu.
the times focuses on escalating tensions between london and beijing. it reports that britain will shelve its extradition treaty with hong kong later today, in response to china's security law being imposed on the former british colony. and this is the photo on the front page of the yorkshire post this morning. leeds united marked their return to the top flight of english football with a 3—1win over derby last night. they will now return to the premier league after a 16—year absence. it has been a long old weight. i cannot believe 16 years. i remember when it happened. it was a massive club. —— wait. 0n the football show on saturday it was made 16 years ago, a kid wearing his eyes —— crying his eyes out with leeds across his chest and we spoke to him, norman, and his son is george
and he is also a leeds fan. aged too, like he has a choice! not sure he does! —— aged two. i do not know whether we were going to talk about pressure or kites. let's talk about pressure. —— trweasure. people are digging up fines in the backyard —— treasure. these are beautiful designed belt hooks, fossils, all sorts of things that they are finding from lawns and flowerbeds as people have been pottering around their gardens and i like this, homeowners been 80 calories a year, equivalent to 349 mars bars, other bars available, by doing gardening and diy, according toa doing gardening and diy, according to a study. a bit more sort of garden —based fun for you. a survey of the 20 modern garden party
essentials so if you are going to have like anything in your garden, this is what you need to have. what do you think they are? number ten, scotch eggs. are you going to go from ten? victoria sponge, very light, fire pit, potato salad, gin and tonic, blankets, if it gets cold, three, into number three, finger sandwiches. number two, cocktails. and number one, still at the top, sausages. for the barbecue! talking about kites a little later, england and scotland has been a massive programme to get them back into the uk and we will talk about them later. all of that to come. 20 minutes past six, good morning. something else we're talking about this morning is festivals because we should be in the thick of the festival season but with 95% of them cancelled this summer, organisers are asking for the government's help to try to
some financial support. and those which do survive will need to make some fundamental changes to meet the new hygiene rules. nina is at the uk's first socially distanced festival in lancashire to see the shape of things to come. actually, we have this very high shot and we can kind of see the shape already. good morning. morning, isn't it absolutely beautiful? you are right, we think this is the uk's first socially distance festival. i am a big festival go and some things are the same thing, you never go to a festival without your hand sanitiser and there is a vip area i am not invited to but in other ways things are different, look around, we have 80 hexagons and you have to come with your family or your bubble and sit in your hexagon which is obviously socially distanced on the next. have a look at this, qr codes for you to order yourfood next. have a look at this, qr codes for you to order your food and drink. three strikes if you break the two metre rule and you will be
asked to leave. these are massive changes but the festival industry is having to be incredibly agile to make sure this quintessentially british cultural tradition survives. my my time. my time. my time, it is never end helter—skelter matter what. from muddy mosh pit and dance pits on a farm to push picnics and a garden party in a country house. it does not matter where, when or to what soundtrack, its lover festival and they add nearly £2 billion every year to the uk economy. in the 12 months up to may 2019, more than a quarter of adults decided to take a trip to a music festival. now that isajump on trip to a music festival. now that is a jump on the previous year, even without the nation's most famous
glastonbury which did not happen that here. coronavirus has turned off the speakers and stopped the dancing. at least 90% of the festivals planned this year will not ta ke festivals planned this year will not take place. and that matters because when you add in the food, toilets, fences, festival support more than 85,000 ukjobs. fences, festival support more than 85,000 uk jobs. almost fences, festival support more than 85,000 ukjobs. almost cancelled festivals have been rearranged for next year, without insurance, and with hundreds of thousands of pounds in refunds to pay, there are concerns that for some events, the party might be over for good. i think the cameraman may have already started drinking! so many memories for lots of us and this is robin who came up with this mad idea. good morning! good morning. what possessed you to do it?|j idea. good morning! good morning. what possessed you to do it? i do not know, i am still questioning it. we were a wedding venue and we had
to cancel all of our weddings so we just put our heads together and thought how can we make something happen? so we did. it has happened! it will be week by week, except for events and the first one was on saturday, 500 capacity? 480 480 hexagons have six people so i do not expect them to be all full so it is a small capacity and not like the normal festival capacity but it is providing something for people to do and jobs and everything else. difficult though at festivals because it is where you let your hair down because it is where you let your hairdown and because it is where you let your hair down and throw caution to the wind, where you forget about the rules. how are people keeping to socially distance... ? rules. how are people keeping to socially distance. . . ? i actually really impressed with how everybody has actually respected the rules. there have been a few people who have tried to test it slightly but we have so many security people on—site and coloured sections for each of them have coloured lanyards for their section so we can visually see if the wrong colour lanyard is
in the wrong area. wow! we have a three strike policy, the first time if you step out it is a polite please stay within your hexagon and thenif please stay within your hexagon and then if you step out again it is you know, if you do this again you will be out and the third time, you are out. our people still having a good time? they are because if you have paid the ticket to come here and there is nothing else for you to do, u nfortu nately there is nothing else for you to do, unfortunately there are rules because that is the only way that we can be opened. and actually, there is such an appetite for people to have fun with strangers again. thank you, we will come back to you. let's talk to steve, he represents festival organisers. this is an unusual set up. how many have been able to do this? not very many, three orfour able to do this? not very many, three or four maybe up and down the country, a few people just adapted and changed. about 95% of the festival industry has collapsed. taking with it literally thousands ofjobs at the moment. but we are a
resilient bunch. as organisers, we feel like we can really get our act back together again for next year and try again. and long-term, what with the impact be? this is maybe not sustainable as a business model over time, is it? not really, this small number of people, terribly co mforta ble, small number of people, terribly comfortable, but if we're looking at 10,00015,000 people in front of a mainstage will not happen with social distancing. you need the economy of scale, don't you? we do. but the number of jobs economy of scale, don't you? we do. but the number ofjobs that may be lost over a little bit worrying, particularly all of the skills that they have as well and festival organisers will come and they will survive. we spoke to someone over the weekend to find out whether the 1.5 billion pounds pot of money will be applied to festivals and they told us it well but it has to be shared with festivals, musical events, museums, cinema, so there are concerns that once it is spread out it will not go far enough. nina, thank you. interesting to see that
because they are so many people will because they are so many people will be glad that they will be able to go and see something, at least. further proof it is hard to get into a deckchair on live tv. she did well. you are watching bbc breakfast. still to come: mr pompeo, mrjohnson, when you get together next week with all of your families fully intact, please discuss harry. as the us secretary of state mike pompeo travels to britain, we'll talk to charlotte charles about her ongoing fight for justice for her son harry dunn, who was killed in a road collision with the wife an american diplomat. more on that shortly. and we'll bring you the latest news and weather. i will get my voice back! it is 27 minutes past six. now let's get the weather with carol. how is it looking, good morning to you! good morning and i know what you! good morning and i know what you mean about your voice, i have the same problem this morning! this
morning we have lovely clear skies and some cloud for others with some showers and to give you an idea of temperature differences, yesterday at this time it was 17 in london and todayit at this time it was 17 in london and today it is hovering between 10—11 and this picture is from one of our weather watchers of greater london and you can see some blue skies already. across southern areas today, we're going to see quite a bit of sunshine in the north after this chilly start but they are going to see cloud and also showers. the reason for this is high pressure is really settling things down. some showers toppling around the top of this high pressure system, particularly across scotland and northern ireland, we could see a few passing showers in northern england this morning as well. a lot of clear skies as we come further south across the rest of england and also wales. we will see sunny intervals in northern ireland, northern england but through the day you will see cloud building and it will hang onto some of the showers and if you catch a shower almost anywhere but more sunshine developing across
northern england, central and southern scotland through the course of the afternoon. the lions share of the sunshine today in wales and southern england and this is where we will see the highest temperatures ranging between 20 and 22. further north we have 14 in limerick, 17 in glasgow and belfast. for the cricket today, a bit more cloud around this morning and you could catch a passing shower but through the afternoon it should brighten up and we should see more sunshine developing with areas of cloud at times. through this evening and overnight for all of us we will see clear skies, the showers across the north of scotland becoming more scattered and here it will be quite breezy too. under those clear skies, rather like last night, temperature will slip away. these are the temperatures you can expect in towns and cities and in rural areas it will be a bit lower. tomorrow we start off under the clear skies with afair bit start off under the clear skies with a fair bit of sunshine, may be some cloud which has coming from the ivc overnight that will melt. the afternoon the cloud will start to build a wee bit more, particularly
across western scotland. northern bits of northern ireland will start to see some rain pushed in by the end of the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow not too dissimilar to today. 13—21. a little more cloud about cross wells in southern england than we were looking at today. as we had from tuesday into wednesday, the front come in from the west. they will be slowly pushing steadily eastwards, taking some rain with them as they do so. the areas we are likely to see the rain on wednesday will be across northern ireland, scotland, possibly into northern england as well and you can see a bit more cloud across england and wales generally. in between we will see some sunny skies. temperatures on wednesday ranging from 14 in lyric to 24 in the south. more weather in half—an—hour. hello, this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin.
we'll bring you all the latest news and sport in a moment, but also on breakfast this morning: shop staff say they're facing physical and verbal abuse from customers over social—distancing rules. we'll be hearing more about a new campaign to encourage greater respect. from 13 chicks to a thriving population of 10,000 — it's 30 years since red kites were re—introduced to the uk — we'll be celebrating a conservation success story. come on, joan! applause. and we'll be talking to a hill—walking hero who hasjust completed her own fitness and fundraising challenge, inspired by captain sir tom moore's, at the rather impressive age of 104.
the government has signed deals for 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccine developed overseas. the agreements — one with a german—us partnership and one with a french firm are in addition to a pledge for 100 million doses of the vaccine created at the university of oxford, which is undergoing clinical trials. an investigation is under way after an outbreak of coronavirus infections at a call centre in motherwell which carries out contact tracing for the nhs. measures have been brought in by the region's health board to try to suppress the outbreak. at least seven workers are understood to have tested positive. a mosque in blackburn is being investigated by police and public health officials after around 250 people attended a funeral there last monday. the imam has since tested positive for covid—19 and mourners have been advised to self—isolate for a fortnight. a maximum of 30 people are currently allowed at funerals in england. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, is expected to suspend the uk's extradition treaty with hong kong today.
it follows increasing tensions with beijing over a tightening of civil liberties in the chinese territory and the decision to ban huawei from the uk's 5g network. a historic mission to mars is underway after a successful lift—off injapan last night. the spacecraft, named hope, is the first attempt by the united arab emirates to reach the red planet. it will take seven months to make the 300—million mile journey and, although the craft won't land, it will help to study weather and atmosphere. you are right up—to—date with all the latest news. we've been hearing this morning how the government has secured 90 million coronavirus vaccine doses from overseas. let's get some reaction to the news from one of our regular gps, doctorjamie parker, who is in nottingham. good morning to you, doctor. nice to have you on the programme. can we start with the vaccines. what was
your reaction to this deal for signing up to 90 million doses which is of course in addition to the vaccine being developed by oxford university at the moment? it sounds very exciting, as long as it works. how does it some of that rollout? let's say it is to be successful because you hear about the fact that nine out of ten vaccines do not work. who gets priority? how would something like that be organised? all that gets decided along the road, i suppose? i think it all that gets decided along the road, i suppose? ithink it does. it would be different to the flu vaccine. at the moment we are preparing because this winter, it will be a very different flu campaign than last winter. if there was a coronavirus vaccine that worked and it was rolled out, i suspect it would be done in a different way although i suspect that gps would be heavily involved in the rollout of it. this might be an ignorant question but i am sure
people are watching and asking this this morning was not what sort of difference would have vaccine actually make to our treatment of the virus? it would be the big difference. it would allow us actually to return to normality rather than approach a new normality which is a social distancing measures which are everywhere. if we had a vaccine that worked, those could be relaxed and it would actually be back to normal for christmas rather than approaching a new normality with social distancing measures everywhere. we will be asking the government about that in about an hour's time that we have gavin williamson on the programme today. another thing high on the agenda for quite a few people is borisjohnson agenda for quite a few people is boris johnson having agenda for quite a few people is borisjohnson having promised an enquiry in —— at some stage into the handling of a pandemic stop i suppose the timing of that is interesting as well. how useful that would be, do we wait months or a year to try and look back on what we did right, what we did wrong and
what we could do better next time? yeah, ithink what we could do better next time? yeah, i think it depends on the purpose of the enquiry. i think we have already seen, you hear the word enquiry and immediately you hear lame. i don't get should be like that. from any significant thing or major thing that has happened, there are always learning opportunities and if they are not looked at and learn from, what went wrong and what went well as well, you miss a massive opportunity. with the predicted spike in cases with extra winter pressures, if that learning opportunity is missed, we risk either not learning from states or learning and running into difficult times in the winter. from a gp perspective, what do you think you asa perspective, what do you think you as a profession has learned from the last few months in terms of treatment, in terms of testing, some of the big issues we have been talking about? i think the big thing at the beginning was the testing and now the test and trace is there, it wasn't there at the beginning and i
think that would have been made —— that would have made a big difference. as gps, we saw how quickly we could change things that would normally have taken months and yea rs, would normally have taken months and years, it took days and weeks. a lot of positives are to be taken from that. we can adapt very quickly. i think we were taken aback by the speedin think we were taken aback by the speed in which we had to change. it was a shock at the beginning but once we settled into it, we are continuing to adapt and that is a very positive thing to take forward. do you think the industry will be different from now on? talking to quite a few gps about those videoconferencing calls, about the way they treat patients, do you think that we will see a sustained difference to the way that you do your business from now on?|j difference to the way that you do your business from now on? i like that you call us on industry. that wasn't the best word to use but go on! i think the remote consultation
initially will carry on. i think what is the benefit to that face—to—face, what are you getting over and above that you can get from a telephone or a video or even sometimes a text? so i think going forward in terms of that, that will be in place going forward but i would like to see more face—to—face. pa rt would like to see more face—to—face. part of the problem at the moment is that face—to—face consultations are taking much longer than they did before the crisis because of the ppe, because of ringing people in. what used to be ten minutes is perhaps now taking 20 minutes or half—an—hour and at capacity, it is reduced. one other thing we get questions about at the moment is this potential of a second wafer. 0bviously coming with the winter months as they approach as well. —— a second waiver. a perfect storm of the flu combined with a second wave of coronavirus and the normal concerns that come with the winter
months. —— second wave. concerns that come with the winter months. —— second wavelj concerns that come with the winter months. -- second wave. i am concerned about the winter and i know lots of people are. there is a highlight of a spike in coronavirus cases but the winter virus is the flu and that is combined with people's physical and mental health not being as good as it was last winter because of what's been happening. really good to talk to you, doctorjamie happening. really good to talk to you, doctor jamie packer. happening. really good to talk to you, doctorjamie packer. iwill go for profession rather than industry. does that sound 0k? very good, dan. its early, louise. let's go to sally and it is all about the goal keeper this morning. while dan goes in for a cup of tea maybe with a sugar in it, we will talk a little bit about the fa cup final and the man who was widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, but, manchester united keeper david de
gea had an absolute nightmare at wembley. he made two big mistakes as united lost to chelsea in their fa cup semi—final. they may not have been any fans at wembley but in their place, the signs were there. this was an uncomfortable night for manchester united. also there ways were in the wa rs united. also there ways were in the wars and in the 11th minute, 0livier giroud pounced. david de gea thought he could have done better but that wasn't even the worst of it! commentator: over, it wasn't even the worst of it! commentator: 0ver, it has gone right through david de gea! what the first one might have been an error, the second one was an absolute howler! if chelsea found it easy beating him, his defenders did, too. harry maguire with the inadvertent final touch. the penalty did little to improve his manager's mood but this
was chelsea's and frank lampard's day. the progress that individuals have made, i think we made it as a tea m have made, i think we made it as a team collectively but of course we wa nt to team collectively but of course we want to win top four and we want to win the final. we are at the business said. let's try and replicate today. they will have the chance against our could —— arsenal a week on saturday. will blue peter colour again? a week on saturday. will blue peter colouragain? —— a week on saturday. will blue peter colour again? —— will blue be the colour again? —— will blue be the colour again? watford have sacked their manager nigel pearson with the club on the brink of premier league survival. pearson joined in december when watford were bottom of the table — he's since guided them out of the relegation zone, and although they still can go down his dismissal was a bit of a surprise. watford are the first premier league team to sack three managers in the same season. let's stay at the bottom of the table because bournemouth now need a miracle to stay in the premier league. they lost 2—1 at southampton yesterday. that leaves them three points off safety, but they've only got one game left to play. so they not only need to win that, but they need other results
to go their way. elsewhere in the premier league, leicester city stumbled once again as they try to qualify for the champions league. they were beaten 3—0 by tottenham, and that opens the door for them to be overtaken by manchester united who have a game in hand. to the cricket, and england are after quick runs this morning as they try to win the second test against the west indies. stuart broad was the star on day four, taking three wickets in 14 balls as england eventually bowled the tourists out for 287 at old trafford. england will start the final day on 37 for 2 withjoe root and ben stokes at the crease — that's a lead of 219. lewis hamilton has criticised formula one and his fellow drivers for not doing enough to combat racism. he was speaking after a second consecutive race where the anti—racism demonstration was disrupted by confusion, and a lack of unity. his disappointment didn't affect his race,
the six—time world champion won the hungarian grand prix pretty easily. he's now five points clear of his mercedes team mate valtteri bottas in the drivers championship. and rory mcilroy is no longer golf‘s world number one. he's been overtaken by spain's jon rahm, who won the memorial tournament in the us state of ohio. rahm, can you believe this, is just the second ever spaniard to top the rankings, the other, of course, was the late, great seve ballesteros. he doesn't need a surname, does he? he doesn't need a surname, does he? hejust he doesn't need a surname, does he? he just needs one he doesn't need a surname, does he? hejust needs one name, seve. talking golf, we have some on the programme tomorrow. the european tour takes place... a beautiful place. i had a little knock. it was
embarrassing. my opponent was effortlessly brilliant. he has lost two stone. he is hitting the ball better than ever and it was up close and personal, very impressive. i just embarrassed myself which you will see on the programme tomorrow! ijust decided to embrace it, sal. for nearly a year on breakfast, we've been following the story of harry dunn — a teenage motorcyclist who died in a road accident near an raf base in northamptonshire last summer. iam sure i am sure lots of you will remember. harry was in collision with a car driven by anne sacoolas, the wife of a us intelligence officer, who then claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the states before an investigation could take place. harry's family have been campaigning for anne sacoolas to return to the uk, and they're hoping the issue will be on the table
when the us secretary of state mike pompeo flies into london tonight ahead of meetings with government ministers. we can speak now to harry's mum charlotte charles and radd seiger, who advises the family. good morning both and thank you so much forjoining us, as ever. charlotte, i suppose first question, this is a difficult time because the anniversary is coming up so how are you doing? we are exhausted, to be honest, louise. we are managing every day and our determination is still awfully strong but we are tired, you know? we are tired of fighting and we should not have to go through this. so yeah, we have got a lot coming up but the determination is still there to bring this human rights matter to a close. and i know, we have spoken to you so many times on breakfast and you so many times on breakfast and you have made this impassioned plea once again to the authorities. it must be so hard to have to repeat yourselves, in some ways. absolutely. we should not be still
having to do this. we have lost harry nearly 11 months ago, the campaign has been running for approximately ten months. all we are trying to do isjust get a lady to acce pt trying to do isjust get a lady to accept what she has done and face the justice system. we know they are now lawfully allowed to leave the uk and they need to be the ones to put right that wrong and bring her back. radd, give us an update because we know the us secretary of state is visiting this week. what are you hoping might come out of it? good morning, louise. it is absolutely clear that secretary pompeo has inflicted one of the worst abuses of human rights on a british citizen in living memory and now he is flying in this week, pretending that it is going to be business as usual but many commentators over the past few
weeks and senior politicians have said it is not business as usual. he needs to recognise that heavy's life was important and the rights of this family are important we urge dominic raab to once again make it absolutely clear to secretary pompeo that if he wants to continue to be the closest ally, to have this special relationship, it absolutely starts with making sure that when americans commit crimes over here that they do not walk away from them. no—one is above the law. so to make sure that harry is at the very top of the agenda and not just harry, rights of uk citizens because the minute we abdicate that, louise, is the minutes that we lose our sovereignty. we just become the 51st state. it is incredibly important that the discussions this week, and
we are aware of all of the geostrategic issues going on and we don't mean to belittle those of course, but you have to start with human rights of the people in your host country. you will very well know that we spoke to the foreign 0ffice overnight and they said the case remains the highest priority for the foreign secretary who continues to raise the case with the us government and they have always insisted, haven't they, but they are still raising this and have been doing for some time, radd. raising it is fine, louise. but it is now time for action. the extradition request was rejected six months ago. we want to know what the next steps are. are we going to expel diplomats? are we going to expel the ambassador? are we not going to extradite the likes of prince andrew and julian assigned? actions have consequences, louise, particularly on the international stage and you are talking about the treaty with hong kong and it being suspended.
that's the sort of action that you ta ke that's the sort of action that you take when one of your allies is stepping out of line so raising it is fine. let's have some action that this family can see with clarity and visibility that they are really working behind the scenes to bring her back. i know they are not, louise, because i have those discussions and i see the correspondence but the nation needs to see now, and his family need to see, that they are not going to just raise it every once in awhile. there has got to be consequences of, you know, this leading behaviour. and of course there is no formal request for the execution —— extradition of prince andrew. charlotte, anniversaries are really difficult times. how are you preparing for that? trying not to think about it too much at the moment, if i'm honest. we never know how we're going to fill in one hours' time, let alone towards the of next month
so we plan to go down to weymouth for a few days next week and spend some time in harry's favourite place. some family and friends are coming with us. and we're going to try and have some silence and some laughs while we are there but that will allow us to lead to the end of august, doing what we feel is helpful at the time without having to try and plan anything in particular because, yeah, we do not know how we will fill in one hours' time, let alone in a few weeks' time so day by day. charlotte, thank you as everfor so day by day. charlotte, thank you as ever for talking to us, thank you. difficult times. most school children have broken up for the summer, but parents could be back in the workplace from two weeks today — that's after the prime minister said that from august 1st, it'll be down to employers to decide whether staff should continue working from home. labour says it's not fair to force
people back to work in the middle of the school holidays, when the usual childcare facilities may not be available. let's hear more on this from the shadow education secretary kate green. good morning. thank you for spending a bit of time with us this morning. give us an idea from a labour party point of view, what sort of support do you feel parents need at the moment? first and foremost i think they need time to plan. plan to put childcare in place because many pa rents of childcare in place because many parents of course will have been furloughed and at home looking after their children so they may have cancelled the normal childcare arrangements. time to prepare their children that things are going to change. children have had a very u nsettled change. children have had a very unsettled few months. routine is important to them and if their pa rents a re important to them and if their parents are going back to work than pa rents parents are going back to work than parents neither time to talk to them about that. they need time to arrange things like how they will journeys to work. and i think the problem we have got is the government is making grand announcement at very short notice ——
announcements at very short notice and not giving businesses or schools or childcare providers or families proper advanced notice so they can prepare the necessary arrangements. i suppose the government would say they are merely changing advice for employers. it is probably, to put words in their mouth, up to the employers than to look after their staff. is that fair? i am as desperate as anyone to see things get back to normal as soon as we possibly can but of course, in a workplace, it is not always an equal bargaining situation and some employers will be very good and will work very carefully with their trade unions or with staff to make sure that everybody feels safe and confident back in the workplace but sadly, some employers will not behave like that and we know that enforcement has not been very strong during the coronavirus crisis, the health and safety executive for example have made only a handful of visits to workplaces where there are safety concerns. so i think it is
important that if workers are going back to work — mike and i am very keen that we should enable people to do that as as possible that mike under the workplace will be safe and will take action and take themselves if it isn't. can i ask you about the situation with the nurseries because i know it is a particular issue of concern and that is something we're looking at this morning and we will live at a nursery, and they are talking about has been a lack of demand i think, 25% capacity they are working out at the moment, and there is a slap in the system at the moment. is that fair? —— slack. there is a slap in the system at the moment. is that fair? -- slack. it is absolutely right that the uptake of nursery and school places will be lower than we would expect in normal times and! lower than we would expect in normal times and i have to say that children have been going to school and to nursery right through the crisis perhaps because their parents are crisis perhaps because their parents a re key crisis perhaps because their parents are key workers. that has been a great experience and a huge tribute to the staff who have continued to provide education and child care for them. the problem for childcare providers is like —— lack of
capacity means lack of income and some are becoming financially unviable is the consequence of less demand is that it is possible, and indeed the childcare providers are saying this, that some will go out of business altogether. 0ne saying this, that some will go out of business altogether. one in four believe they will not be around within a year and what is worrying when parents need to find childcare places so they can go back to work and know that their children are being looked after safely. the other issue we're looking at is the government removing limits in england on children backup nursery. that could be seen as an encouragement, couldn't it, to get people back to work? yes. as i say, we wa nt people back to work? yes. as i say, we want to see people being able to go safely back to work and we want to see children back in childcare settings because it is a good experience for children and gives them structure and give them routine and the chance to socialise with their friends and the chance to socialise with theirfriends and and the chance to socialise with their friends and give them good learning opportunities but you cannot make these grand announcement if you are the government. you have to make sure that decent, sensible implementation plans are being put in place and i'm afraid the government is a bit of a tendency to
wash its hands of all of that detail, tojust wash its hands of all of that detail, to just announce wash its hands of all of that detail, tojust announce it wash its hands of all of that detail, to just announce it wants something to happen and then head teachers or childcare providers pa rents teachers or childcare providers parents and families just have to get on with it and i think it is unfairand it is get on with it and i think it is unfair and it is why labour is calling for a task force from the outset so we can properly plan these things on a cross—party basis with experts in the room and i'm afraid that has been totally ignored by the government. one area of sort of i suppose the childcare debate which you touched on which lots of our viewers regularly mention is the issue around grandparents. would you, if you were, would you consider relaxing the rules around social distancing with grandparents to address part of that issue if you we re address part of that issue if you were in power? it is always important that any government starts with what the public health advice is saying. but i know it has been immensely distressing for grandparents not to be with and hugged their grandchildren. 0bviously hugged their grandchildren. obviously we are seeing a series of relaxation coming to the last few months and there will be —— they will be hugely welcomed to families
and grandparents and grandchildren who are missing their grandparents andi who are missing their grandparents and i think we are hoping for further relaxation is over coming weeks. but we also know is it may be necessary to take strong local measures so even if the country as a whole can relax, it is possible that in some areas where there is an outbreak but it won't be possible and restrictions will have to be tighterfor a time and restrictions will have to be tighter for a time to and restrictions will have to be tighterfor a time to make and restrictions will have to be tighter for a time to make that work, the government needs to get into its testing and tracing process , into its testing and tracing process, properly operational. and i'm afraid that months on into this coronavirus crisis, that is still not the case and local authorities are complaining that they still cannot get all of the data about who has tested positive in their area. kate green, shadow education secretary, thank you for being with us this morning and we will speak to gavin williamson with the education secretary at 730 this morning. before that, carol has a glorious looking day for us. is that how it will be? good morning! for some of us, yes but for all of us, no. this
isa us, yes but for all of us, no. this is a gorgeous photograph sent in from plymouth. it is notjust in plymouth, this is kent, right along the south coast, beautiful blue sky. england and wales today starting off with some sunshine, moments of cloud but it has pushed for the north which is where we have the low cloud for scotland, far north of england and also northern ireland and you will see a few showers. a chilly start, a fresher start than it was this time yesterday. high pressure is firmly in charge of the weather once again and a few showers toppling around the top of it. across scotland, northern ireland, into northern england this morning as well. just passing showers and they should ease away. from the channel islands where it will feel quite humid this morning, we have got a lot of clear skies across england and wales with temperatures responding accordingly. a bit more cloud across the north of england with the odd shower, same for northern ireland, and scotland has a bit more cloud too with more prolific showers. through the course of the day we will see further
showers developing across scotland, tending to ease a touch across northern england and northern ireland and the lion share of the sunshine today will be across southern england and also wales and thatis southern england and also wales and that is reflect that in those temperatures. 20 in plymouth, 22 in london. 14 to about 19 from the north to the midlands. through this evening and overnight, many of the show is becoming more scattered across scotland. a lot of clear skies around. some cloud coming in from the irish sea, around liveable bay for example, north wales, and as you can see, temperatures and what you can see, temperatures and what you can see from towns and cities but in rural areas there will be a bit lower than this though a nippy night for some of us. tomorrow under clear skies who will start with clear skies who will start with clear sunshine but a bit more cloud bubbling up as we go through the day. certainly more cloud across wales and southern england and we are looking at by the end of the afternoon, whether front coming are looking at by the end of the afternoon, whetherfront coming in from the west. that is going to be introducing some rain across western scotland. and the north of northern
ireland. temperatures, are fairly similarto ireland. temperatures, are fairly similar to today. 13 in the north to 20-21 similar to today. 13 in the north to 20—21 as we push down towards the south. the wednesday, the same whether front, or a south. the wednesday, the same whetherfront, or a clutch of weather fronts as they are, will move from the west towards the east. can also clip northern ireland, northern england, bringing some rain that we could use through the afternoon. a bit more cloud around again as we push further south but there will be some sunshine in between, as you can see in wales and southern counties. feeling cool in the north though, especially so if you are under this rain. as we move further south, looking at highs of 24. the headlines are coming up.
good morning, welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. 0ur headlines today: 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines have been secured by the government following deals with overseas developers. new hope for a treatment for covid—19, scientists in southampton say their trial could be a game—changer. privacy campaigners say england's test and trace programme has broken data protection laws. as lock downs have been easing
across the country, we joined the great outdoors again and u nfortu nately, we great outdoors again and unfortunately, we are seeing an increase in litter across all of our beaches. today we will talk about the effort it takes to pick that up but also the detrimental impact it has on our sea life. we're in a for a thrilling day's cricket at old trafford. as a brilliant spell of bowling from stuart broad gives england the chance to beat the west indies. it's monday the 20th ofjuly. our top story: the government has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines which are being developed overseas. the agreements, one with a german—us partnership and one with a french firm, are in addition to a pledge for 100 million doses of a vaccine created at the university of oxford, which is undergoing clinical trials. here's our medical correspondent, fergus walsh. there are now an astonishing 23 coronavirus vaccines in clinical trials around the world, including two in the uk developed by oxford university and imperial college london.
today, the government announced deals with two overseas vaccine producers. biontech, pfizer, is one of the frontrunners — a german—us partnership. its coronavirus vaccine produced a strong immune response in early trials. if its successful, the first of 30 million doses could arrive by the end of the year. the other deal is with the french firm valneva who won't begin trials of theirjab till the autumn. that agreement is for 60 million doses. its vaccine will contain an inactivated virus. this is a more tried and tested method for creating a vaccine so could be important if others fail. there's already a deal to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine produced by oxford university. this may look like the uk government has overbought but bear in mind that nine in ten vaccines are unsuccessful, and you see, the logic behind
the decision to back several horses in the search for a winner. also, most of the coronavirus vaccines in trials require more than one dose. vaccine trials depend on volunteers. the public are being encouraged to sign up to a new nhs website to speed up the process forjoining coronavirus vaccine studies. the aim is to get half a million people to register interest by october. fergus walsh, bbc news. we can talk to fergus walsh now. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. sounds like a huge amount of vaccines to have put their name on, as it were. you explained about there but nine in ten don't even work, is that right? yes, when it comes to trials, most vaccines that start out looking promising at,
at the end of the day, they simply don't work in the real world and thatis don't work in the real world and that is the thing we have got to caution, we have lots of results coming through at the moment from some of the more than nearly two dozen vaccines that are undergoing trials and they look promising in the initial stages, they produce a good immune response and then as time goes on, they fall by the wayside because they simply don't protect people in the real world. what the government is doing is it is hedging its bets. it is buying a lot of doses of vaccine now from three different manufacturers. three different processes involved, to try and find one that works. it might be some raised eyebrows in the eu because the government decided not to sign up to a coronavirus vaccine programme and it has gone ahead and done its own deal. the deal with biontech and pfizer, i think it is the first deal, the german— us
partnership, has done with any government for its vaccine. tell us a bit about the oxford trials as well. they have been suggestions they might be ahead in the race. how is it going? theirs is a very interesting vaccine. it uses a viral vector, it uses a harmless virus to deliver its payload to try and create an immune response and early trials started in april in humans in 0xford trials started in april in humans in oxford and thousands of volunteers have been immunised now. it is going to be publishing its early data showing immunity levels later today in the lancet and i fully expect those to show a good immune response both for neutralising antibodies and the other part of the immune system, t cells, and that will be important because it will allow it to pass go and keep going, in a sense. but it won't tell us whether that vaccine
actually protect and that could be months away, it could be next year, before we know that. so many unknowns but focus, thank you so much for bringing us right up to date, thank you. there's also news this morning about a possible new treatment for covid—19 which reduces the risk of patients ending up in intensive care. it uses a protein which our bodies produce to fight infections. let's get some more details from our correspondent justin rowlatt, who is in southampton, where the bio—tech firm which makes the treatment is based. justin, tell us more. this is potentially a very significant development in terms of the treatment coronavirus. they have developed a treatment, it involves inhaling the approach you mentioned into the lungs of patients who have been infected with covid—19 and what it is suggesting is that there is a very significant reduction in the deterioration of illness in those patients. they also recover more quickly, they suffer fewer symptoms of breathlessness and are discharged from hospital quicker. there is a
whole kind of list of beneficial properties it appears to have. there isa properties it appears to have. there is a health warning, so to speak, about this. this isjust is a health warning, so to speak, about this. this is just the is a health warning, so to speak, about this. this isjust the initial results of the trial. the preliminary results of the trial we haven't seen in a peer—reviewed journal so it hasn't been reviewed, and we doesn't —— we also haven't seen the full data so the bbc can't affirm that the claims the company are making are accurate. that said, the company is very enthusiastically stop the managing director actually said to me the results couldn't have been much better than this. it is a very promising result. it is known to play a key role in the immune system and has been identified by the un as a substance which should be involved in further investigation in the context of covid—19 infections are in that sense it is promising. the other promising thing about this treatment is that it is actually being developed here in southampton for more than a decade so they have actually a lot of resort —— research already on tolerance of the treatment by
patients with serious lung disease andindeed patients with serious lung disease and indeed have proof that it doesn't stimulate the immune response so it is already promising runner in the race for treatment but this results move it into a different category for some it is potentially very significant. thank you very much indeed. health ministers have admitted failing to assess data protection risks around the nhs test and trace programme for coronavirus in england. the system traces contacts of people who may have been infected with covid—19 but privacy campaigners are concerned over how personal details are collected and stored. they say the admission means the programme has been unlawful but the government insists no information has been misused. eu leaders in brussels have been talking through the night to try to agree on a coronavirus recovery fund, stretching their two—day summit into a fourth day of negotiation. some member states believe the 750—billion euro package is too large and should come as loans, not grants.
the summit is the first face—to—face meeting between leaders since the lockdowns began in march. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, is expected to suspend the uk's extradition treaty with hong kong today. it follows increasing tensions with beijing over a tightening of civil liberties in the chinese territory — and the decision to ban huawei from the uk's 5g network. 0ur political correspondent iain watson can tell us more. iain, what is likely to happen today andi iain, what is likely to happen today and i ask this with trepidation. how is it going to go down with the chinese authorities?” is it going to go down with the chinese authorities? i don't think it will go down desperately well, dan. what we are expecting today is dominic raab to come to the house of commons and give an update on his review of the extradition treaty which we would see —— which would see those accused of criminal offences sent from the uk to hong kong and that review is likely to
conclude with the suspension of that treaty. written public reason to do so is because of the imposition of this sweeping national security law in china which saw people waving an independent spanner being arrested. britain has already offered to allow people who hold british overseas passports from hong kong to come to the uk, to live and work, and that could affect other 3 million people. we are seeing increasing actions, not just rhetoric, we are seeing increasing actions, notjust rhetoric, between the uk and china. already the chinese ambassador has said that britain no longer has an independent foreign policy, that we were dancing to america's tune, and has also said that if provoked, china would retaliate. we are honestly not simply talking about hong kong where britain has a treaty, where china has historic obligations, but a whole range of other areas too. you mentioned huawei, for example. again, some talk in the chinese press about retaliation and against british companies because we are
facing the 5g network here and additionally, the british government public focusing very much more now on the plight of the uighur muslim population in western china, alleging mistreatment. the chinese ambassador was shown pictures of people blindfolded and bound yesterday on the bbc and he suggested that some of these accusations are fake. dominic rama still likely to say this afternoon he was a positive relationship with china. china say they don't want a new cold war with the west, but my goodness, just look at the backdrop. the relationships going to need a very urgent repair if it is not going to deteriorate further. thank you for that, iain. we will speak to you for that, iain. we will speak to you later on. the american rapper kanye west has officially launched his bid for the us presidential election with an emotional rally in which he claimed his father had never wanted him. my my mum saved my life! they would have been no kanye west because my dad was too busy! cheering and
applause. he did not make any traditional policy announcements at the event in south carolina, leading some fans to speculate that his campaign is a publicity stunt to promote his music. iam sure i am sure we will continue to follow that one. millions of children have faced months of disruption to their education because of coronavirus, and you may recall the government's pledge last month of £1 billion to help those in england to catch up. today, it's providing more details on how that money should be spent with a focus on extra classes and private tutors. let's get a view from two head teachers. rosalind brotherton is a primary school head and geoff barton from the association of school and college leaders. good morning to you both and thank you forjoining us. i imagine you welcome the money but are you clear on what you should be spending it on? haven't received any guidance as yet. i am on? haven't received any guidance as yet. iam hoping on? haven't received any guidance as yet. i am hoping to head teachers
will be allowed to decide for themselves. 0bviously they know their children and their families really well no, at present, we haven't received any guidelines and it would be good because we want to hit the ground running in september. it is not long until children returned to school and want to be well prepared to receive them. can you give us an idea of the sort of money you have been spending. and where the money might help if it is forthcoming? i think there is a numberof forthcoming? i think there is a number of points. what this is starting to do is make amends for a decade of austerity. what it meant is bigger class sizes, the disappearance of some subjects so it is good the government is recognising something needs to be done about that but specifically, i think what the £650 million needs to do is help had teachers to be able to identify the needs of individual children, those who have been left behind during the covid crisis and there was an argument the government
could have done this differently. they could have said let's put more money into the disadvantaged areas because those children are probably going to need more in —— more attention for top they are not doing that but spreading it across 21,000 schools to about £80 per student. very helpful to head teachers across the country but it is a steppingstone towards where we should be as a country. you have done the figures as well. in a primary school with just one class in each year, it doesn't cover even a newly trained teacher, does it? where can this money do you think really make a difference? for the average primary school, it would be about £16,000. it is a i—off payment so it is not as though you will be able to employ half a teacher or half a teaching assistant. we are waiting for the guidelines on that. i think probably the most important thing that all teachers will want to do is to welcome children back in the autumn, assess where they are and identify which children will
benefit from some additional work to stop whether it is lunchtime, after school, some schools on saturday mornings. this will provide some resource to do some of that. i actually think the most important thing, what schools need to do in the autumn, is to focus relentlessly on teaching all of their children. forget about all the other things, the inspections, the tables, all of these things, let us get children backin these things, let us get children back in school and teach them as best we can. rosalind, can you give us an idea of the sorts of things you have been spending already to get ready for september? an awful lot on hygiene equipment, resources, to make sure that our ability to be safe and welcome stuff back and children and welcome stuff back and children and we have already got extra cast —— staffing costs because you want to get as many children back to school as we can. i think moving forward for me the main thing will be additional unintelligible extending
the school unintelligible for those children who need it, for tutor groups and booster groups and as was mentioned, it is not going to go a long way. i know that at the moment, every sector is fighting for a pot of money and there isn't unlimited resources so it is a good start but it does concern me moving forward that £80 approximately per pupil will not be enough to do a great deal and we want to do a great deal. rosalind, you are clearly passionate about what you do and many children will have missed a term and a bit of school. are you concerned this will, u nless school. are you concerned this will, unless serious measures are put in place, this will have a long—term impact on them? yes, absolutely. i think next year is going to be very ha rd think next year is going to be very hard for schools all over the country. some children in some families would have been able to cope well and been able to support their learning through no fault of their learning through no fault of their own as of —— other families have found it more difficult that you make a lot of children coming back at different stages and every child is going to have their own
need relevant to their own circumstances. we may be getting children back but are suffering from anxiety or bereavement or an academic. it is multifaceted and so as much money as we can get to spend on those children is brilliant and obviously we would like a little bit more to be able to do our best for them. geoff, we have the education secretary live on breakfast and about 15 minutes' time. what would your question be to him on this or anything else this morning?” your question be to him on this or anything else this morning? i think probably more of a suggestion and thatis probably more of a suggestion and that is we absolutely at this time have to trust our head teachers to trust our teachers in general and that is, that sum of money put in for catch up, it has as few strings attached as possible because like we have been listening to, teachers know their children and they are the ones that need to decide how to spend the money so let's get rid of bureaucracy and leave school to focus on those young people and then we will be able to look back and not think we have squandered resources. rosalind, quickly, what would be
your question? i think when are going to have clarity? i want to hit the ground running in september and know how much money i have got exactly know how much money i have got exa ctly a nd know how much money i have got exactly and i want to know exactly what i can do with it. and when i will receive it. put me in the position of knowledge so i can do my very best. excellent to talk to you both. i am sure we will be putting those questions to gavin williamson who is in charge of education who will be here at half past seven. it is 18 minutes past seven, good morning. foreign travel rules may have been relaxed, but we know that many people are still planning to spend their summer holidays in the uk this year. that means our beaches will be busier and potentially messier than usual. in our new series, litter britain, we're looking at the environmental impact of the pandemic and today we're focusing on our coastline. tomos morgan is in brighton to tell us more. it looks beautiful this morning. good morning! it is beautiful here
and the team here have actually been collecting rubbish around six p.m.. lee has been collecting here, you have collected that in the last five or ten minutes or so is, so an example of the historical rubbish that has been brushing up on our beaches across the uk but also the new rubbish and what i mean by that is over the last few weeks as lockdown has eased and as you mentioned people staying at home, using the great outdoors again and coming to these beautiful beaches, like this one on the south coast, and enjoying it again, so has the little return. it is almost as if the public conscience has slightly forgotten again about the importance of recycling and leaving letter in the public spaces so today we are launching litter britain campaign, making us all aware of the effects of litter but it has on our environment. but of course litter on our beaches is notjust a case down here in the south coast but a case and at issue across the beaches, across the whole of the uk.
those iconic scenes from the blue planet series, the pictures that made us more aware of the events plastics have on our sea life. —— affects plastic had. but as restrictions began to beach, in south wales, the beach was subject to similar scenes, seen across the uk beaches recently. with little left everywhere. how much did you actually end up picking up? 32 bags altogether. local resident lewis took it upon himself to clear up the following morning. so i thought i would come down and have a look at the rubbish that was here and i did not come down thinking i was going to fill as many bags as i did but yeah, there was quite a bit of rubbish to pick up. being environmentally conscious is important and picking up litter where you can is something i think we should all be doing. the marine conservation society says they are concerned that recycling may have taken a back seat is more single—use plastics has been used during lockdown. yes, definitely, the concern is there that there has been
a setback because we've all seen in the media all of the horrific pictures where people are going down to their local beaches and enjoying it because they have not been able to for such a long time, but at the same time, you know, we must not forget that the problem has not gone away. french divers found ppe in their waters last month and that is no concern here that ppe could end up no concern here that ppe could end up on our beaches soon. we have been receiving anecdotal reports from our supporters that they are noticing ppe around their local areas. so how would people like lewis feel picking up would people like lewis feel picking up ppe on the beach? would i pick it 7 up ppe on the beach? would i pick it as up ppe on the beach? would i pick it long up ppe on the beach? would i pick it up? as long as i had the correct ppe i probably would but without that ppe myself i will, we would not do it because of the environmental hazards that come with it. the direct effect plastic has on fish is well documented. but it also has a more long—term and damaging effect on the wider ecology. so the plankton, the bottom of the food
chain, is where the energy comes into the system. that is where the equivalent of trees and grass in the environment so everything eats this stuff. if we are doing things that are affecting the plankton it will affect everything else of the fish that we eat, the dolphins that we seejumping that we eat, the dolphins that we see jumping around that we eat, the dolphins that we seejumping around in the that we eat, the dolphins that we see jumping around in the sea that we eat, the dolphins that we seejumping around in the sea here. if the plankton are not doing well it is game over for them as well. as the summer break begins and the weather begins to improve again, british beaches will no doubt be busy again. but the message will be clear. been it will take the rubbish with you. —— bin it. you can see here we have beer cans, cloves, debris from rope and fishing rods and a huge mess of litter that has been left here at the beach here near brighton. libby, darling, you are the head of the volunteer group that has been out here all morning but also you have been here, well,
most every weekend. we talked about, in that piece, that there is potentially going to be an increase of ppe on our beaches and something you have seen this morning? here we 90, you have seen this morning? here we go, gloves we picked up this morning, you can see that we are finding them in our parks, on our beaches, it is a huge increase of litter around ppe, definitely. and how do you feel about picking, you know, something like that up but, you know, may be contaminated? you have concerns about that? we are protected and i would certainly say to anyone who is going to be out there picking up litter that you must wear gloves and i would also recommend a litter picker and a bucket that you can wash down afterwards. you have to make sure that you keep yourself safe and clea n. that you keep yourself safe and clean. it's disgusting, really, that we are having to pick up any litter, whether it be plastics or ppe, and it isa whether it be plastics or ppe, and it is a worrying thing to have to deal with, certainly, at the moment. thank you, libby, walking over here at the edge of the group here and we have tamzin on the marine conservation society and we spoke a bit about ppe and also the public
subconscious of forgetting a little bit about the importance of recycling and for you guys you have a campaign coming up don't you, about making sure we are aware of picking up litter but also you want to document exactly what we're doing? that's right. we have volu nteers doing? that's right. we have volunteers litter picking through the year on beaches and what they do they record the data on these surveys here. why is it important? so we can track what people are finding and we consider trends in litter and then we will reuse what we do, we sort of use this as policy makers to change, so carry we do, we sort of use this as policy makers to change, so carry bag charge, but was something that came through from a lot of our data from volu nteers through from a lot of our data from volunteers collecting on the beaches. thank you so much and we will be catching up again with you ina bit will be catching up again with you in a bit and as i say here you can see the rubbish that has been collected all around and i think the message for everyone will be that people enjoy the outdoors again is if you take any rubbish with you, ta ke if you take any rubbish with you, take it home i put it straight in the bin. thank you very much tomos and it is a beautiful day but it is and it is a beautiful day but it is a real shame. thank you very much.
let's ta ke a real shame. thank you very much. let's take it away from the beach in brighton now because, by the way, but is called litter britain and there is loads more of that coming up. a historic mission to mars is underway after a successful lift—off injapan last night. it's the first attempt by the united arab emirates to reach the red planet, as our global science correspondent rebecca morelle reports. blasting off, the starts of a journey to mars. the united arab emirates making history. for the team, a moment of celebration. 51 years ago on the 20th ofjuly, man first walked on the moon and today, on the 20th ofjuly, for us here, it marks a milestone, it marks a change and a transformation. and that, i hope, will stimulate and push forward an entire generation to think differently. the spacecraft is called hope. it was built over six years with help from american scientists. until now, the uae has only launched satellites into earth's orbit. getting to mars is a huge leap.
our view of mars is about to be transformed. most spacecraft that have been there have orbited around the planet's poles and very close in, but this has meant a limited view. hope, though, is a mission with a difference. it is heading towards the equator and in a much wider elliptical orbit, and this means it will reveal almost every part of the planet, at every time of day, in each 10—day cycle. the spacecraft will study the martian atmosphere to give us much more information about its weather and climate. the spacecraft will take seven months to reach the red planet. when it gets there, a new player in the global space race will have truly arrived. rebecca morelle, bbc news. you are watching bbc breakfast. still to come: shop workers say they're facing physical and verbal abuse from customers over social distancing rules. we'll be hearing more about a new campaign to encourage greater respect.
more on that shortly, and we'll bring you the latest news and weather. right now, it is 27 minutes past seven. now let's get the weather with carol. carol can tell us what is happening. good morning. good morning, both. can you remember back to this time last year when the uk was having really high temperatures? in fact we recorded the highest ever temperature recorded in the uk on the 25th ofjuly. temperatures then reached 38.7dc in cambridge, botanic gardens. this week, it is completely different. temperatures are rather close to average on either side of it and this morning, it is a fresh start and you can see some lovely blue skies here in london, went in from one of our weather watchers. it feels cooler than it did yesterday. yesterday morning at this time it was 17 but today, ten or 11. many of us will see some sunny spells today,
with the exception of the north, thatis with the exception of the north, that is because we have this area of high pressure across us. fair bit of cloud toppling in across scotland, northern ireland and northern england, reducing some showers. as we come further south we are starting off with a fair bit of sunshine around and through the day we will see wee bit more fair weather cloud develop and the lion's share will be across wales and also southern england. the show was then fade across northern england as we ‘ the go through the course of the afternoon. temperatures wise, 14 in stornoway, 17 in belfast. top temperatures in london likely to be 22. for the cricket taking place at 0ld 22. for the cricket taking place at old trafford, we could catch the odd shower passing through in the morning. afair shower passing through in the morning. a fair bit of cloud first thing but we will see sunny skies developing as we head into the afternoon with highs of about 16. through this evening and overnight, most of the showers in scotland becoming more well scattered, quite a bit of clear skies around and some
cloud at times lapping onshore from the irish sea across parts of north—west england and also wales. these temperatures are what you can expect in towns and cities and in rural areas it will be a bit lower so actually start of day tomorrow. tomorrow under the clear skies we will have a fair bit of sunshine first thing but rather like today we will see more cloud bubble up and with the weather front is coming in from the atlantic, the cloud will thicken across western scotland and northern ireland, heralding the arrival of some rain through the course of the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow 13 in lerwick, 20 towards cardiff. for tuesday into wednesday, we can see how we have this clutch of weather fronts, they will be drifting from the west towards the east through the course of the day. i are closer together which tells you the breeze will pick up which tells you the breeze will pick upa which tells you the breeze will pick up a touch northern areas. a cloudy and wet start across scotland. also northern ireland. some of the rain at times could get into northern
england. further south, a bit more cloud around and there will be areas of cloud at times but also in southern england are seeing some sunshine and temperatures 14 in the north, 24 in the south. there will be more weather later. hello, this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. the government has signed deals to secure 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines which are being developed overseas. the agreements are with a german—us partnership and a french firm, and they're in addition to a pledge for 100 million doses of a vaccine created at the university of oxford. let's talk about that and some other issues with the education secretary gavin williamson. good morning to you. thank you for joining us. we were come to education in a couple of minutes. let's talk about vaccines. 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines are secured. what does that mean? it means we are on the front
foot, one of the first nations to sign this contract, making sure we have a board range of vaccines because, as you will know and i know you have covered in the past, developments of vaccines is incredibly complex, really quite challenging. so it is really important that the uk has access to some of the best developments that also a broad range of them. and you touched upon the developments at 0xford touched upon the developments at oxford and the fact that we are one of the first countries to sign up for that vaccine as well. it is important that we have this range so that we have as many vaccines in our armoury to deal with the challenge of coronavirus in the future.|j suppose the question is, do you know that they work? it is all part of the testing process but these are the testing process but these are the most positive vaccines and the work is the most advanced on these vaccines. and there is a very high degree of confidence but we will be entering trials, we will need half a million people to be able to trial
these vaccines going forward through these vaccines going forward through the winter, but it is really important part of their development. it is vital that britain is leading the way and as i'm sure you will know, britain is a world leader in terms of research and development and we talk about the work that is going on at oxford but similar work going on at oxford but similar work going on at imperial. some amazing universities in this country. not only are we leading the way in terms of the research, we are actually leading the way in terms of manufacture as well. and we're seeing the investment development manufacturing facilities, and fat —— expansion in scotland, at livingston, but also the new centre in 0xfordshire as well. we lead the world on research and development but also lead the world on manufacture. can youjust but also lead the world on manufacture. can you just be clear, will these vaccines be ready by winter? well, the whole purpose is that they will be getting trialed
out, trialed, half a million people will be having the trials of these vaccines and it will be something that comes after winter. you are asking for people to come forward. would you go for a trial? absolutely. as you probably are aware, politicians meet lots of people so it is probably a sensible thing to do. you said after winter so you are not hoping to have a vaccine ready before winter? we obviously want vaccines available at the earliest possible stage but as you know and you as you have covered many times, the development of vaccines is incredibly long and we're doing it at breakneck speed and the work that is being done at 0xford and the work that is being done at oxford and imperial and many other centres is absolutely world leading, but we do need to ensure that these vaccines are properly trialed. that is what is going to be done. we talked about the fact and you talked about it just then, talked about the fact and you talked about itjust then, we don't know whether these will be the ones that work but what is the cost of buying
them and then they may not work? what we're doing is we're making investment because we need to have the broadest range of vaccines ready and available in order to support the uk. these are the most advanced in terms of the development. they are absolutely leading the world and are absolutely leading the world and are seen as the ones that are most likely to have the answers to coronavirus. but it is the right thing to be doing, is to be at the absolute front of the queue, make sure we are in a position to get those vaccines first when they become available and that is what we're going to be in position to do. and the work that is being done by alec sharma and his whole team has been fantastic in making sure that we work with these businesses and work with these research centres to ensure that make sure that britain is one of the first countries —— alok sharma. including special treat
went for those people who maybe have cancer and weren't able to take conventional vaccines. we are taking a really responsible approach to make sure we can deal with this virus and we are the country test equipped to do so. to deal with potential future pandemics will stop how much will they cost? . -- how much will they cost? i haven't got that figure at the moment. can you tell us who will be a priority for cad -- tell us who will be a priority for cad —— getting the vaccine? 0bviously critical workers and those in the nhs will be in that first wave so that we can ensure their health and fitness so they can help and support others are but what we are hoping to achieve for a vaccine is for the whole population to have it. that is the real strength of vaccines and we have seen that with many vaccines going all the way back to smallpox, about the real value of
a vaccine, having everyone in the population taking it and in the uk, in the united kingdom, we have one of the best track records of vaccination of any western industrialised country and a really strong and high take—up among the population, people taking vaccines, because we understand the value and the worth, not just because we understand the value and the worth, notjust to ourselves but the worth, notjust to ourselves but the whole of society. can we talk about about hest and trays. ministers have admitted they failed to protect data for the test and traced programme. how can people be assured and confident that they're very sensitive data is a safe if that has not happened? at every stage of this whole process and it has been quite exceptional period of history we have been living through and decisions have had to be made with speed and actions have had to be taken that we wouldn't usually be taking, but test and trace is at the
absolute core if we are to defeat this virus, making sure that we contact the people who have got coronavirus and make sure that we understand who they have been in contact with so they can self isolate. their individual data, the information that they give, is treated with the absolute highest security. it is not shared, they have not been any instances of where this has happened, but the security of that data is absolutely vital and the government and all agencies that are working with the government understand the importance of that to maintain and ensure that there is public confidence... but it is the breach of the data protection law. at no stage has any of this information gone out, nor will it go out. it is treated with the absolute greatest and highest security. you all understand and i think your viewers understand that if we are to defeat this virus, we do need to have a test and trace system and we had to get that up and running at
incredible speed. with their data and the information that they give, it is treated with the greatest security. you really advocating that we get rid of the test and trace system ? i we get rid of the test and trace system? i don't think you are because you know how important this is to keep people safe and make sure that we don't have a second spike. i'm just asking about why, how the data has been stored because as we are saying, people are very concerned that this has been unlawful. but there has been no allegations that the way this data has been stored is being stored in any way that is not secure. and i think it is really important for your viewers to understand that in no way has it been a breach of any of the data that has been stored. and at no stage has been any worries or concerns as to how this data is being used. can i also, get you to talk about this covid catch up. you are telling us how the money is being spent. it is not new money,
newly announced, but how are you expecting teachers to make sure that their pupils, so many of them who have missed a term and a bit of school, will catch up. will they have the decision about whether money is spent? there are two elements. there is covid up spending which we are announcing to schools which we are announcing to schools which are on average about an extra £80,000 for your secondary school and £16,000 for your average small primary school. and how the schools spend that money is very much to their discretion but we have set out guidance as to how best it is spent. there is also the second element of money which we announced last year that we are going to be increasing the amount of money that is going to schools every year over the next three years so there is an extra £2.6 billion over that base year and for this financial year, that is rising to £4.8 billion as the following financial year and we are
sending that information to schools this week to give them their initial allocations and indicative allocations and indicative allocations of the money they will be able to receive. in terms of covid catch up, it is about making sure that teachers have the ability to do an assessment of children where they have fallen behind, what they have missed out on, how we can get the right types of interventions and what we have been encouraging on the £650 million that has been announced going to schools, we are giving schools for discretion on how to spend that that we will be looking at them to give extra coaching for small groups of children, making sure if they have fallen behind on their maths or their english or their foreign languages, they are being given that little bit of extra support to help them catch up and there is a further 350... canl them catch up and there is a further 350... can ijust... them catch up and there is a further 350. .. can ijust. .. just them catch up and there is a further 350... can ijust... just a point, you are talking about the numbers
and they sound like big figures but some of the unions have divided it, if it were per people, it is £80 per pupil. many have missed a performance of an —— education was up performance of an —— education was up is it adequate? the second figure is £350 million of money and that will be targeted to children of disadvantaged crowns and that is a slightly longer term programme to build up their knowledge in terms of the loss. —— disadvantaged backgrounds. schools with an extra £80,000 of money going in with their secondary school, are able to lay on extra support outside of school hours, maybe after school or even on weekends, to give sort of special catch up sessions for children, helping them and supporting them so it does make a real difference and all of the unions at the time of the announcement very all of the unions at the time of the announcement very much welcome this
announcement very much welcome this announcement is a very big and bold move, helping and supporting children and schools. gavin williamson, education secretary, thank you for your time here in brea kfast. sally here is this morning talking about foot pole but we're talking about foot pole but we're talking about cricket first. —— football. about foot pole but we're talking about cricket first. -- football. we heard carol talk about the weather we hope it will be ok because england is trying to level the test series with west indies. stuart broad was the star on day four, taking three wickets in 14 balls as england eventually bowled the tourists out for 287 at old trafford. england then sent out the big hitters — ben stokes and jos buttler — to try and get a quick lead, but it didn't last long as buttler went for a duck. england go into the final day's play on 37 for 2, that's a lead of 219 runs. stand by for a couple of fa cup howlers from the manchester united goalkeeper david de gea. this is the first one, the spaniard
unable to keep out the flick from chelsea's 0livier giroud. if you thought that was bad, have a look at chelsea's second goal. it went right through de gea. chelsea went on to win the semi—final 3—1 at wembley and will play arsenal in the final a week on saturday. as for de gea, his manager 0le gunner solskjaer says it was an off day for his keeper. everyone has to perform and everyone has a chance every time we perform to sta ke has a chance every time we perform to stake a claim in the team. david knows he should have saved the second goal that's. .. knows he should have saved the second goal that's... that's done now. we have got to move on. watford have sacked their manager nigel pearson with the club on the brink of premier league survival. pearson joined in december when watford were bottom of the table — he's since guided them out of the relegation zone, and although they still can go down his dismissal was a bit of a surprise. watford are the first premier league team to sack three managers in the same season.
lewis hamilton has criticised formula one and his fellow drivers for not doing enough to combat racism. he was speaking after a second consecutive race where the anti—racism demonstration was disrupted by confusion, and a lack of unity. his disappointment didn't affect his race, the six—time world champion won the hungarian grand prix pretty easily. he's now five points clear of his mercedes team mate valtteri bottas in the drivers championship. you could see from those pictures why he was upset. he felt that moment when everyone was you to take a knee, wasn't given enough time. —— was due. millions of us clapped for our frontline retail workers during the lockdown, but now shop workers say they're being verbally and physically abused by customers. a survey of retail and call centre staff found that more than half of them had encountered hostility since the pandemic — that's according to the institute
of customer service. claire saunders is a supermarket worker and union rep. at the beginning when people were panic buying, i have seen elderly people pushed over, i have been pushed over, colleagues and myself verbally abused, and we have had to tell people they must limit what they buy, i have been threatened by a shoplifter as well, spat out, said he would give me coronavirus. it has been very, very challenging for eve ryo ne been very, very challenging for everyone in stores. 0n been very, very challenging for everyone in stores. on friday when the new regulations regarding face masks i was very concerned because it has been challenging trying to get people to social distance and now with the face masks, it is going to be so hard for the colleagues to obviously we are not meant to be policing it by the police cannot come when we have shoplifters and they are certainly not going to be able to be there because people are not wearing a face mask so customers already complain about other customers that are not social
distancing so we know we're going to ta ke distancing so we know we're going to take some verbal of bruce —— verbal abuse regarding this. jo causon is the chief executive of the institute of customer service, which is launching a campaign today called service with respect. she can tell us more now. is it getting worse, do you think? sadly, i think is your segment showed, during the pandemic we have seen an increase in hostility, shall we say, toward notjust shopkeepers and not just assistance we say, toward notjust shopkeepers and notjust assistance but also across contact centres and transport, et cetera. about 56% from our survey had responded to say that they had seen that increase during that time. looking at some of those sort of individual cases in the research, people being sworn out, shouted at and some extreme cases they are being spat at. absolutely. i think it is really important to say this is more than heated words.
given what has been going on in the wider world, there is a time when we all get a bit frustrated with things but some of the examples we are starting to see a compromising social distancing, situations where people have been spat out and also threatening violence and the majority of cases, most people are reasonable but there is a significant minority where we are seeing this and really that is what ourcampaign is all seeing this and really that is what our campaign is all about. addressing that. do you think some of it is down to the fact that these people working retail have had to, i suppose, take on extra responsibilities like making sure people are abiding by social distancing regulations and in fact it could get worse, i suppose, if we're talking about the use of face masks in shops which comes into effect this weekend? and certainly, and we look at the survey results, there is definitely a sense this has gotten worse because they are expected to carry out further duties such as social distancing and face
masks. but also, i think this is why we are calling for this campaign and what we are looking for a gas is three things, dan. firstly, for a change in the law, nearly 80% of our workforce in the uk are in some form of customer related role and that doesn't matter whether it is front faced or in a contact centre, et cetera. and there needs to be a change in the law to actually demonstrate protections specifically to customer facing and customer professionals. secondly, ithink to customer facing and customer professionals. secondly, i think as organisations, and we are seeing a lot of this and a lot of organisations are supporting, making sure that people are properly trained, making sure there is sufficient security, et cetera, to deal with these issues. finally i guess is you and i as customers, we all get a bit frustrated but trying to bea all get a bit frustrated but trying to be a bit more tolerant, think, is an important point. i should reiterate those changes, the face masks, come into effect in england this weekend. the government says it is addressing this and they say they
are reviewing the guidelines for courts. are they addressing those issues? certainly, we have seen some evidence but as i said, we are looking for a specific offence which actually supports our customer service professionals and that is what we would like to see. jo, really good to talk to you and thank you for explaining a bit about your experiences about what is happening. just coming up to ten minutes to eight. not many people can say they're older than the newly knighted fundraising champion captain sir tom moore and even fewer of them can say they've done their own fitness challenge for charity. but take a look at this. joan willet, who turned 104 yea rs old yesterday, decided to walk the steep hill outside her care home in hastings four times a day in the run—up to her birthday. she was inspired by captain tom and has now covered more than 17 miles, raising £11,000
for the british heart foundation. how utterly brilliant. we can speak tojoan now. she is with pauline. thank you for joining us, joan. good morning! many congratulations to you. tell us, what was the inspiration behind this walk? well i thought first of all that i would like to say thank you to the british heart foundation for all i have done for me. they have given me an extra 20 years of life. which i have thoroughly enjoyed. and they have been so good so i thought well, if so tom can raise money, why can't i? if he can do it, i can! so thatis can't i? if he can do it, i can! so that is how it really started. but i thoroughly enjoyed it, i will keep doing it. agree to it is absolutely inspiring so you are really ill,
wintry, 20 years ago but clearly, very fit and well now so what have you been up to? i think the main thing is i have tried to walk every day. outside, if possible, if the weather is good enough. and also to ta ke weather is good enough. and also to take an interest in life, to take an interest in everything that is going on around me. so what sort of things have you been taking an interest in, joan? well, just life in general. the world outside. i am overwhelmed by all of this new technology. i mean, it is something that i never thought about when i was young. and now, i thought about when i was young. and now, lam thought about when i was young. and now, i am getting all mixed up with it and! now, i am getting all mixed up with it and i am thoroughly enjoying it! which is absolutely wonderful and i just want to play a clip. you're on bbc one now, and yourface has also been beamed onto billboards at piccadilly circus in central london. we can see the moment when that was revealed to you.
hold on one second, joan. hold on one second, joanlj hold on one second, joan. i can see myself right at the top of the building! it is lovely! that is me being shown all over london! i cannot believe it! joan, that looks like fun! you were obviously amazed by it as well. pardon? that looks like fun, that moment that you saw yourself on a billboard. what was it like? i can't believe it was me! you see, i've never seen me before! and now, me, on television? ijust cannot get over it! it's absolutely wonderful! i tell you what, cannot get over it! it's absolutely wonderful! itell you what, i know you are very good at technology so you are very good at technology so you can watch yourself on television on iplayer a little later. pauline, joanis on iplayer a little later. pauline, joan is clearly a wonderful lady. has she been inspiring people? she is amazing, louise. she has modestly
said it is down to the care she has received to help to her level of fitness but on behalf of everybody at the home, we would like to say thank you to joan. at the home, we would like to say thank you tojoan. it has been amazing, hasn't it? it has. we have really enjoyed it. we have had a lovely time and yesterday we kept it all secret. i did not know anything about what was going on! i went down to do my normal walk as i do every morning, and when i got down at the garden, it was full of people! it was decorated with flags and balloons and all of these people we re balloons and all of these people were there. and i had no idea that coming! they cheered and clapped and i have never had anything like that happen to me before! i thought 103rd birthdays before this, and none of them came up to this. it was a wonderful morning that i had! people we re
wonderful morning that i had! people were out in the street! clapping and shouting and waving! it was over oplerl shouting and waving! it was over opler i felt quite overwhelmed!” shouting and waving! it was over opler i felt quite overwhelmed! i do a bit of walking myself and to choose a hill. you wanted to do it, did you, in your walk? that was a challenge, wasn't it? it is no good walking on the flat. i had to have a challenge! i saw the hill, i decided i would try to do that. well, when i found i could do it, well, but was fine. it's absolutely brilliant and you have raised so far £11,000 for the british heart foundation. while that's wonderful. people are so kind and so good. we don't hear anything about them. we only hear the bad things. but there is so much good in this world. and i hope that people will realise how much good there is,
the good people you say don't make a fuss about it. theyjust keep quiet and get on with it. and i've got so many good people around me, not only the staff, the residents, people outside and even people i don't know! i've never met before. they have shown me such kindness. and help. it's wonderful! i love pauline sitting behind you just nodding. she is absolutely right, isn't she? everything joan says is absolutely right, isn't it? she said it is a wonderful world. didn't you? right, isn't it? she said it is a wonderfulworld. didn't you? but it is! joan, have you been in touch with captain sir tom now?” is! joan, have you been in touch with captain sir tom now? i have not beenin with captain sir tom now? i have not been in touch with him, i have watched him on television. but i am determined to do as well as he can. he has done so remarkably well! so i must work hard and do as much as he has. my goodness! will you be doing
the hill today, the walk today? oh, yes! yes, istill go the hill today, the walk today? oh, yes! yes, i still go on doing my walk every day. and i should do the hill. whether i do it four times or not, i may only do it three today. but i think that i shall continue to do it as long as i can. i take my hat off to you at 104, you are an inspiration and i shall keep on walking the hills for you, joan. thank you so much, wonderful to speak to you and you have raised so much money and you are fantastic, thank you. and pauline, by the way! thank you very much! she is clearly... she puts everyone to shame! i love she is talking about getting to grips with technology at 104. often on a monday this thing goes around social media which is monday motivation so if you needed anything, there she is. what a superstar. carol, you are looking back needed anything, there she is. what a superstar. carol, you are looking back one year and what a reminder.
look at the temperature! indeed, this time last year, it was really hot, if you recall. in fact, this time last year, it was really hot, if you recall. infact, on this time last year, it was really hot, if you recall. in fact, on the 25th ofjuly, we recorded the highest temperature ever recorded in the uk, 38.7, we rounded it up to 39, in cambridge and gardens. different this year with temperatures much closer to average. this is a beautiful photograph sent in from this is a beautiful photograph sent infrom a this is a beautiful photograph sent in from a weather watcher in lancashire. a fresh start of the day today. i pressure is firmly in charge that things will be fairly settled. we have some showers toppling over the top of it and you can see from the spacing and the isobars, they are wide apart so not much of a breeze. across northern ireland, scotland and also northern england this morning, quite a bit of cloud around producing some showers already and then as we come south again, some clear skies and a lot of sunshine. temperatures 12 degrees at 9am in birmingham, still quite humid in the channel islands first thing.
as we go through the course of the day we will see a wee bit more fair weather cloud across england and wales, the lion's share of the sunshine being in wales and southern england. the showers across northern england. the showers across northern england tending to fade and we could see a few of the cricket at old trafford but that will be about it. still some showers across northern ireland and scotland into the afternoon. high as 14—22. through this evening and overnight, many of the showers in scotland will tend to become more scattered. a lot of clear skies around so temperatures will fall. we're also looking at some cloud loving onshore, coming in from the irish sea across parts of wales north—west england. these are the temperatures, but in rural areas again they will be lower than that, soa again they will be lower than that, so a chilly start of the day tomorrow. with all of the clear skies it will also be a sunny one. as we go through the day tomorrow we will see fairweather cloud developing. more clout around wales and southern england where we will have clear skies today and the afternoon the cloud will thicken across the north of northern ireland
and also western scotland, heralding the arrival of a couple of weather fronts, bringing in some rain. temperature similar to today, 13—21. during wednesday, the fronts that are coming in through tuesday will continue to drift from the west towards the east, bringing the cloud and trained with them, some could get into northern england. for the rest of england and wales, fair amount of cloud, some sunny skies, wells and southern england not feeling too badly for the sunshine on wednesday. temperature—wise, 14 in lerwick, 16 in aberdeen, slipping further south, the top temperature is likely to be in the sunshine in london around 24. headlines are coming up.
good morning welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today. 90 million doses of potential coronavirus vaccines have been secured by the government — but the education secretary tells us they won't be ready in time for winter. the work that has been done at oxford and imperial and many of the centres has been absolutely world leading. but we do need to make sure these vaccines are properly trialled. that is what needs to be done. new hope for a treatment for covid—19, scientists in southampton say their trial could be a "game—changer". privacy campaigners say england's test and trace programme has broken data protection laws.
good morning. we are talking about nurseries because across england the rules are relaxed to allow places like this to get a bit busier. will that reassure parents and will it be enough to save some nurseries that have been struggling? good morning breakfast. we are at the uk's first socially distanced festival and ask how this £2 billion industry can keep the party going, against all odds. it's monday the 20th ofjuly. our top story. the government has signed deals for 90 million doses of two coronavirus vaccines developed overseas. it comes as people are being urged to sign up to a new nhs website to speed up the process forjoining future vaccine trials — the aim is to get half a million people signed up by october. but in the last half hour a cabinet minister has told us that a working vaccine will not be ready
in time for winter. one of the vaccines is a partnership between the german and us pharmaceutical giants biontech and pfizer. its vaccine produced a strong immune response in early trials, and a deal is now in place for 30 million doses. the other arrangement is with a french firm, which won't begin trials of its jab until the autumn. that agreement is for 60 million doses. and there's already a deal to buy 100 million doses of the vaccine produced by the university of oxford. earlier we spoke to the education secretary, gavin williamson, who said a vaccine could not be rushed, without proper testing. we obviously want vaccines available at the earliest possible stage, but as you know and as you've covered many times, the development of vaccines is an incredibly long process and we're doing it at breakneck speed and the work that's being done at oxford and imperial and many of the centres is absolutely world leading. but we do need to ensure these vaccines are properly trialled. that's what's going to be done.
we can get some more details from our medical correspondent fergus walsh. fergus, how significant is today's announcement of 90 million vaccine doses? i think it is important because it shows the government is not putting all its eggs in one basket. these three different vaccines, oxford, the french vaccine and the german us one use different approaches. the oxford vaccine we have heard so much about uses a harmless virus to deliver a spiked protein which should produce a good immune response. the german response is a different approach, and the french one is the old—fashioned approach, using a whole, inactivated virus. different approaches because we should expect probably nine in ten
of the vaccines currently in development to fail. so you need to have a lot of doses because you need to back a lot of horses in order to get one winner. we are expecting information about the vaccine being developed at oxford university, what can you tell us? in the lancet later today coming out, we will get the initial immune response data from the first volunteers from the oxford vaccine. these people began in april, they had their doubts. it should show it produces a good immune response, both for neutralising antibodies and t cells, two different parts of the immune system. it will be surprising and very disappointing if it doesn't. it will be an essential first step but it doesn't show whether it works in the real world. that is what we have got to wait for and it could be many
months, it could be into next year if any of these vaccines, if they are if any of these vaccines, if they a re successful, if any of these vaccines, if they are successful, are proven to work in the real world. are successful, are proven to work in the realworld. fergus, thank are successful, are proven to work in the real world. fergus, thank you very much. there's also news this morning about a possible new treatment for covid—19 which reduces the risk of patients ending up in intensive care. it uses a protein which our bodies produce to fight infections. let's get some more details from our correspondentjustin rowlatt, who is in southampton, where the bio—tech firm which makes the treatment is based. it sounds significant, this, run it through us. these are preliminary results of a trial the company did with the drug but it does produce what the scientists called a very strong signal. it suggested there was a reduction of 80% in the number of patients whose condition deteriorated once they were in hospital. patients who were more than twice as likely to recover within 28 days. they were likely to
leave hospital earlier, so instead of spending nine days in hospital, they spent six days. one of the key symptoms of covid—19, breathlessness, was reduced significantly, according to the study. the health warning, if you like on the study, and as i said these are initial, preliminary results and we haven't had it reviewed in a peer—reviewed journal and the data has not been released so we cannot confirm the claims the company is making. if the claims are correct this is a significant new development in the treatment of coronavirus illness. the clinical lead around the clinical trial, tom wilkinson, described it as a potential game changer in terms of the treatment of covid—19. they say it isa the treatment of covid—19. they say it is a major breakthrough, potentially. but the warning, these results have not been peer reviewed so this is an early stage. but
nevertheless, very encouraging news on the treatment of covid—19. nevertheless, very encouraging news on the treatment of covid-19. we will keep an eye on it. thank you for that update. health ministers have admitted failing to assess data protection risks around the nhs test and trace programme for coronavirus in england. the system traces the contacts of people who may have been infected with covid—19, but privacy campaigners are concerned over how personal details are collected and stored. our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones is in west london. rory, what's the issue here? what is the issue? we have 27,000 contact tracers doing this important job and collecting very sensitive data, names, addresses and so on, but also, where they have been, who they have been and who their sexual partners are. very sensitive data. privacy campaigners have been pressing the government to find out if they have conducted what is called a data protection impact assessment. it is required under the
data protection law. eventually they got a letter back from the department of health saying, yes, this was required, and now we have not done it. the campaigners are saying this whole programme is unlawful at the moment. they say it matters for public trust. the department of health has responded by saying there is no evidence of data being used in an unlawful way. they are talking to the data protection regulator, the information regulator that if people are to trust this programme, then this exercise needs to be carried out. so the government needs to prove it is being careful with people's data. thank you. an investigation is under way after an outbreak of coronavirus infections at a call centre in motherwell which carries out contact tracing for the nhs. measures have been brought in by the region's health board to try to suppress the outbreak. at least seven workers are understood to have tested positive. a mosque in blackburn
is being investigated by police and public health officials after around 250 people attended a funeral there last monday. the imam has since tested positive for covid—19 and mourners have been advised to self—isolate for a fortnight. a maximum of 30 people are currently allowed at funerals in england. the american rapper kanye west has officially launched his bid for the us presidential election with an emotional rally in which he claimed his father had never wanted him. my mom saved my life. there would have been no ka nye west, because my dad was too busy. he did not make any traditional policy announcements at the event in south carolina, leading some fans to speculate that his campaign is a publicity stunt to promote his music. we've been hearing this morning about some positive steps in the race to create
a vaccine for covid—19. let's take a moment to catch up on some other signs of progress around the world. nearly two dozen coronavirus vaccines are in clinical trials. while another 140 are in early development. early results from two trials in the us, run by the pharmaceutical giant pfizer and biotech company moderna, suggest their vaccines both produce a good immune response in volunteers. and today the government has announced its commitment to buy 90 million doses from two overseas trials, in addition to the 100 million doses already sourced from the research team at the university of oxford. we have been speaking to the education secretary, gavin williamson. we can speak to kate bingham now. she's chair of the vaccine task force, and joins us from central london. we have been talking to the
government, signing an agreement with three manufacturers. give us your assessment of what this means? thank you. the announcements we have made this morning basically showed the uk is at the forefront of global effo rts the uk is at the forefront of global efforts to source and develop vaccines efforts to source and develop vaccines across a range efforts to source and develop vaccines across a range of different technologies from these leading companies. do these agreements mean the vaccines, what do we know about them? none of this is proved to be workable or safe at the moment? you are correct, we are still in the process of running the clinical trials in the different vaccines we have secured rights to. what it means, we are assessing whether or not these vaccines are safe and whether or not they provide protection to those who are vaccinated. the rules at which we do that are very tightly regulated by the regulator in the uk that defines which vaccines and drugs can get
licensed. we are well on the way. oxford, if you take that as an example is vaccinated over 9000 people so far. we are getting a good sense as to how these vaccines are behaving. in terms of that regulation, we have been looking at this for many months, sometimes that can take years for those regulations to come through because of the necessity. will that be rushed through, i suppose that is not the right phrase, but will it be processed more quickly than normally? yes, the fact these clinical trials are taking place more quickly, does not mean we are making any short cuts in terms of safety. what is happening, we are running things in parallel in ways that have never been done in parallel before. from the uk government perspective, we are funding activities such as manufacturing, before we know whether or not the vaccines will work, so if they do work, we then have vaccine ready and available. that is not normal. normally if this
happens, we are compressing everything and running it in parallel. we expect to hear at some stage today to hear about some progress from the oxford vaccine trial. what we to find out, what would be good news? what you should be looking for is whether or not the neutralising antibodies that are present in people who have received the vaccine, whether or not those antibodies can kill alive covid virus. that is what you should be looking for to see if it is good news. we have seen the data, as you mentioned from pfizer and moderna and we want to see if the oxford vaccine can do the same thing. so can the neutralising antibodies of those people who have been vaccinated, can those antibodies killed covid virus? obviously the lobbies will dictate the timescale
of this. we have told us how things are being processed at the moment and how much attention is on the series of vaccines, not only in the uk, butaround series of vaccines, not only in the uk, but around the world. what is your realistic timescale? gavin williamson said it will not be rushed and winter could be a push? the base case should be we will not get a vaccine this year and the most likely timeframe to start getting vaccines will be next year. i think the optimistic case is we will have vaccines this year. the most optimistic, they will be vaccines this year, so september, october, november time? by the end of the year, november, december, ithink it is possible we will get vaccines from the oxford vaccine as well as from the oxford vaccine as well as from the oxford vaccine as well as from the pfizer biontech vaccine. how important is it that people sign
up how important is it that people sign upfor how important is it that people sign up for this? it is really important. we are going to be running up to eight, may be more large phase three efficacy studies in the uk. so groups up to 10,000 people will be joining these clinical studies to show the vaccines are both safe and effective. it is a lot of people we need to be including in clinical trials. what we have done today is to create a page on the nhs website which allows people to sign up to register their interest in joining clinical trials and really make a difference in the fight back against covid. the website is nhs start forwards coronavirus. it does not permit you tojoin forwards coronavirus. it does not permit you to join the clinical trial, it just indicates permit you to join the clinical trial, itjust indicates your interest to learn more. when we speak to doctors on this programme, they often say there is so much attention in the nhs and treating coronavirus, that other services
have been either slowed down or things will take more time to get through. is it the same with the vaccine business? are there other things you would ordinarily have been working on that you have had to put to one side because you have been focusing on covid—19? put to one side because you have been focusing on covid-19? all clinical trials during the immediate pandemic were put on hold before, while the focus was on trying to both run the therapeutic studies we have seen, the recovery study, as well as get the clinical trial started for the vaccines. yes, other studies have been put on hold but those are now restarting again, so that means we are continuing to run and accelerate the covid trials, which means we are putting a lot of cash to support those trials to enable us to find the best faxes. we know you have got a big job on, thank you for your time this morning. social distancing rules
are being relaxed in nurseries across england from today, allowing staff to open their doors to more young children. our education correspondent dan johnson can tell us more. he's at a nursery in warwickshire. good morning, what is happening there today? good morning from tiger and from me. ready to welcome more kids back today. i am in the soft play area but i will have to vacate it because there are more children due to arrive. to give you an idea of the difference these rules will make, this nursery was capped at taking 50 children. from this week they will be able to take 120. there isa they will be able to take 120. there is a lot of work for them to do to be ready and it will make a big difference, especially to some nurseries who have been struggling. we hear across the country, the attendance over the last few weeks
has only been around 25% and some nurseries are warning that at that level, they cannot survive. this is a tale of two very different nurseries. we've been really busy sincejune. the children have all come back into the nursery and they've been really settled. this room is a 12—place room and we are full at the moment. at little pioneers in leamington, there are lots of little people. but sunflowers in sheffield is still really quiet. the nursery should have 120 children in, every day. and now we've got 20. when we come into sunflowers, this will have 24 children. it's not. it's got zero, so we've adapted it so the children can sleep. i'm walking through empty rooms and that's sad. it's worrying, because i've got 28 staff. they need to stay in a job, as well. only a handful of kids came back, because furloughed parents don't need childcare, or can't afford it, or they're cautious.
we're fighting a losing battle, because we've onlyjust opened and parents are nervous. and you've got more ppe than you can throw a stick at. that's not cheap. and we're not getting any more funding for that. so it is... it's not a good place to be in. but the reopening was a relief for some parents, who were seeking salvation from the lockdown. it was a difficult situation, so when nurseries said that they were opening, i was like, absolutely. the kids just love it, so every time they get home, they've been excited about all the things they they've been doing, telling us about their days. and i think for them, it's a bit of going back to normality. you're not going to get the economy running if you don't get people back in work and people have to have childcare to enable them to go back to work. unless the law's canged, you can't take children into factories anymore. every nursery‘s done lots of work to reopen with extra ways
to keep everyone safe. a lot of parents were unsure and obviously with the reassurance and great communication, they felt really reassured. the children are having temperature checks on arrival, also including the staff, as well. lots of hand washing activities with the children, making sure they understand the importance of why they need to be washing their hands, as well. but even today's rules might not be able to save everywhere. we are already seeing some nurseries are closing. we're already seeing nurseries up for sale. this is really difficult for particularly small nurseries. mostly in deprived areas, who rely on government funding through the funded childcare. this can't go on. i'm in a position where i'm looking at january as the latest that i can stay open, unless something changes. this is little pioneers in
leamington. vinnie is first through the doors this morning. give us away. his dad, richard is here as well. how easy was it deciding to send vinnie back to nursery? without wishing to sound selfish, our main concern was how comfortable he would be. but with a lot of the pre—emptive things the guys have put together, social distancing, temperature checks at the door we we re temperature checks at the door we were able to get him prepped in advanced and he has taken to it seamlessly. we are grateful in that sense, it has been straightforward and he is comfortable. where are you ready for a bit of help, respite, child care after the lock now?m has been interesting, we should not moan considering what a lot of people have been through, but we we re people have been through, but we were working from home with a three—year—old. but he is back, really comfortable. no signs that he is distressed or any less
comfortable than he was before. more than happy with it and grateful to the team. numbers have been limited during the last three weeks while these bubbles have been in place and thatis these bubbles have been in place and that is relax from today, are you co mforta ble that is relax from today, are you comfortable with that? absolutely, the phasing of it has made sense to us and we have seen the measures over the last few weeks mean you can ta ke over the last few weeks mean you can take confidence from that and introducing more numbers doesn't seem risky to us, personally. as long as that is continued and maintained and most importantly, the children are made to feel comfortable about any measures that persist. yeah, absolutely fine. let's bring in leanne, the manager. how much work have you had to do to ta ke how much work have you had to do to take a full nursery back? lots of prep work, we have had many weeks contacting the families and reassuring them with the policies and procedures we have put into place. lots of prep behind. but it has been about reassuring the
families are making sure they feel comfortable and i think only with these relaxed guidelines has it really supported is unable to offer more care the family so desperately need. thank you very much, nice to talk to you this morning. we appreciate your time. it has been interesting seeing how different nurseries have been coping with this and the different experience they have had. some places busier than others, warning some may not be there for parents if they don't get more children back through the doors quite quickly. they are struggling without the numbers and the one is, other parents may feel like they don't need childcare at the moment or may be cautious about it, because of safety concerns, if they wait too long it just would of safety concerns, if they wait too long itjust would be viable for the nurseries to stay open long enough for when parents do need it again. a little update onjoan who we spoke to just before eight o'clock. 104
yea rs old to just before eight o'clock. 104 years old and inspired by captain tom she started walking up the hill outside her nursing home in hastings. she had raised £11,000 and a wonderful bbc breakfast viewers have already doubled it. she is raising money for the british heart foundation. thank you for your incredible generosity. i think so many people needed a lift today and joan has provided that. you have done that throughout the last few months, we appreciate it and everybody‘s behalf. it cheers is up, thank you. we can talk about some more good news now. the resurgence of red kites in the uk has been hailed as one of the biggest success stories in the history of conservation. so what happened ? well, in medieval britain, red kites were used as scavengers to keep the streets clean. but from the 16th century they were labelled "vermin" and targeted by hunters, finally becoming extinct in england and scotland in the late 1800s. by the 20th century, just a handful of the birds survived
in remote parts of wales. then, in 1990, 13 red kite chicks were brought overfrom spain as part of a scheme to reintroduce them to england. other re—introduction projects followed and there are now more than 10,000 red kites across the uk. let's speak to jeff knott from the rspb. he's in cambridgeshire. what an amazing success story. when they first set out to do this, did they first set out to do this, did they think it was possible? good morning. they absolutely thought it was possible, but you are right, it has been an incredible success. we have gone in a few short decades for a species that was on extinction in the uk and just hanging on in wales, to having 10% of the world population and red kites being a daily site for millions of people across britain. if that is not a
success , across britain. if that is not a success, i don't know what is. we are looking at a beautiful picture ofa are looking at a beautiful picture of a red kite now, so where can you see them? they are in every county of the uk. they are particularly common in the areas where they were reintroduced in the chilterns, that isa reintroduced in the chilterns, that is a fantastic place to go and see them. but wherever you are, keep looking up to the skies and you have the chance of seeing a red kite. they are very distinctive? they are a large bird of prey, they have a distinctive new in coal and there is av distinctive new in coal and there is a vshape distinctive new in coal and there is a v shape cut out of their tail. how optimistic does this make you feel about other species. red kites are a fantastic success, but unfortunately much of the rest of our wildlife in britain is not in good health. we are still losing millions of birds from our countryside and that is a real, real concern. we need to see major, concerted action now,
otherwise the red kite will be a lone beacon of success and we risk losing other very much loved species like turtle doves. talking about red kites, what do they live off and obviously they have adapted extremely well? red kites are mainly scavengers, so they look for things that have already died that they can feed on. they are most commonly taken live feed on. they are most commonly ta ken live prey feed on. they are most commonly taken live prey is worms. they are not great as hunters, but they have been able to exploit the modern british countryside successfully and thatis british countryside successfully and that is why we can now see them across such a wide range of habitats. we are seeing red kites here plainly in gardens as well? yes, if you go back to shakespearean britain, they were found in the centre of some of our big cities. shakespeare refers to red kites as stealing underwear in the centre of london. i don't know if we will see
them back in the centre of london but they can exploit a range of opportunities and the fact we can see them on a day—to—day basis in so many different places, is a fantastic success. where is the most amazing place you have seen them? the chilterns, there is a lovely ridge that looks out across the valleys a nd ridge that looks out across the valleys and that you can walk along the ridge line and see the red kites soaring at eye level and just being able to look magnificent bird of prey like that in the eyes, a fantastic experience that will live long with you. what a lovely thought to end on. everybody will probably head to the chilterns now. thank you very much indeed for talking about red kites. i imagine that is an amazing experience, staring a bird of prey in the eyes. you are watching bbc breakfast, still to come... eight—year—old lennie taught himself to play the piano, despite having cerebral palsy. now he's charming the internet with his musical skills. we'll be chatting to his mum before
the end of the show. we'll also bring you the latest news and weather, but the time now is now let's get the weather with carol. we talked about whether for red kites, not sure it is going to be like that, what is it like? i have lots of red kites in the trees just across from my house. the weather today, mixed fortunes in the north and a lot of cloud from this picture sent in. it is musselburgh in east lothian. further south, we have blue skies. now this picture is from norfolk. there will be sunny spells in the south, cloud and showers in the north because high pressure once again is dominating our weather, keeping things fairly
settled but allowing some showers to topple over the top of it. look how widely those isobars are spaced, so it will not be a windy day. a lot of cloud across scotland, northern ireland and also northern england with one or two breaks. here we are seeing the showers. after clear skies over we have started off with clear skies and sunshine in england and wales. but fairweather clyde develops a sunny skies will be across wales and southern england for the longest. we have the highest temperatures between 21 and 23 degrees as we push further north we are looking at a range of 14 to 19 degrees. for the cricket today, we could see a passing shower at old trafford this morning and there is quite a bit of cloud first thing. we should see some sunny skies develop, not it just should see some sunny skies develop, not itjust in old trafford but across northern england this afternoon. but this evening and overnight, the showers in scotland will become more scattered and we will become more scattered and we will see some cloud coming in from
the irish sea across north—west england and also parts of wales. but under clear skies it will be a cool night. these temperatures are what you can expect in towns and city in rural areas they will be lower than that. it means we start with a fair bit of sunshine tomorrow morning. but, once again, the cloud will build as we go through the course of the day and it will be cloudy in wales and southern england than it will be today. one or two showers ahead of weather fronts coming in from the atlantic. they will bring in cloud to western scotland and the north of northern ireland and also rain by the end of the afternoon and into the evening. temperatures similarto into the evening. temperatures similar to what we are looking at today, 13 in the north to 20, 21 as we push down towards the south. tuesday into wednesday, here is a clutch of fronts bringing the rain. we will be pushing steadily eastwards a cross we will be pushing steadily eastwards across the north of the country with high pressure still clinging on to the south. it will be breezy across the north and it is going to be in the next couple of days. here comes the rain across
northern ireland, scotland and some of that at times getting into northern england. but for the rest of england and wales, there will be areas of cloud but also sunshine with highs of 24. hope you have a lovely day and i will see you tomorrow. hello, this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. it has just it hasjust gone it has just gone 8:30am. it is monday morning. we should be in the thick of the music festival season by now. but with 95% of them cancelled this summer, event organisers are asking for the government's help to access financial support. and those which do survive will need to make some fundamental changes to meet the new hygiene rules. nina is at the uk's first "socially—distanced" festival in lancashire to see the shape of things to come. idid i did love your headliner earlier on this morning. thank you. good
morning and welcome to the uk's first socially distanced festival. the crowd is a bit quiet this morning. that's right because i've a lwa ys morning. that's right because i've always wanted to do that. you're probably thinking how can a socially distanced festival will be fun. we have 80 hexagons around there at the festival will run for every weekend for eight weeks and you have to stay within your six—man bubble. three strikes of breaking social distancing and you will be sent home. it might not sound like the most relaxed environment but it's one of the ways the festival industry is having to adapt to keep the party alive after covid—19. # my time # my t-t-t-t-t-time # well, it's a never—ending, helter—skelter # we'll be out, whatever the weather.# from muddy mosh pits and dance pits on a farm to posh picnics from muddy mosh pits and dance floors on a farm to posh picnics and a garden party
in a country house. it doesn't matter where, when or to what soundtrack, brits love a festival and they add nearly £2 billion every year to the uk economy. now, that's a drop on the previous year, even without the nation's most famous glastonbury, which didn't happen that here. which didn't happen that yeare famous glastonbury, which didn't happen that year. coronavirus has turned off the speakers and stopped the dancing. cows moo. at least 90% of the festivals planned this year won't take place. and that matters, because when you add in the food, the toilets, the fences, festivals support more than 85,000 uk jobs. while most cancelled festivals have been rearranged for next year, but without insurance and with hundreds of thousands of pounds in refunds to pay, there are concerns that, for some events, the party
might be over for good. a bit ofa a bit of a spread from the stage, i'm not as rock and roll as i think iam. i'm not as rock and roll as i think i am. let's chat to robin, who set up i am. let's chat to robin, who set up this event. congratulations, this is quite an effort. last weekend you had people having to keep the social distancing rules. it doesn't sound like bleep a party. it worked really well and i was proud of the public that came down and adhered to our rules. it was quite amazing to see. we had two groups of friends that we re we had two groups of friends that were playing drinking games across from each other. but still sticking within their hex again. it was quite special. that's incredible. people do listen and do it. you have worked in events for more than a decade. you know how to adapt to survive with things like this. is this what
we will have to get used to? a different kind of fun.” we will have to get used to? a different kind of fun. i honestly think we do. for the private events industry, there is no nod to when that's going to come back. there's not even a date for... you can have weddings for 30 people but that is not what our industry is built on. this new normal, as we called it, we will have to adapt. and making sure we can enjoy it. i've got to say, thatis we can enjoy it. i've got to say, that is phil, robin's dad who has brought his robot to do the hexagons, isn't that amazing? let's have a chat, steve and joe, you have both worked in the festival industry for generations. your father set festival that you have now run. tell us about the festival you have put on. “— us about the festival you have put on. —— your father set us about the festival you have put on. —— yourfather set up us about the festival you have put on. —— your father set up a festival. it is about keeping the spirit of the festival alive and keeping our audience with us in a year when we don't have a festival. we have set up a home—made festival on the 29th of august this year, one
of our festival days. that is about creating a mini festival at home in yourgarden, in your creating a mini festival at home in your garden, in your house and we are providing all of the online content so you can do that, get off your screen, get into the garden and build your own festival. and really feel like you have that family event. that is what it is about, it is way beyond musical festivals, it is way beyond musical festivals, it is about community and family and being outdoors. you represent different festival organisers. there isa different festival organisers. there is a massive affection for festivals, i met my husband at a festival, everyone has a story. what can we do to make this survive? stick with us, we have great loyalty and thanks to great help from uk live music we have been able to convince government we need a bit of support and a part of that finance pot and festivals will get through and we will be back next year. the
party will go on. we will bring the audience with us. steve has campaigned hard to say festivals get a cut of that £1.5 billion the government is giving to various aspects of british culture. congratulations. fingers crossed it will be spread across the hundreds of festivals across the country and the party will go on. i'm getting back on that stage. you could tell i was having way more fun than a middle aged woman should. you look like you were enjoying yourself. it was quite a trek from the stage to where you were, cross a river! you got there in time, how close was equal to getting to your seat to do your interview? we had 76 seconds to get across probably 300 metres. luckily i wasn't at an actual festival last night because i wouldn't have been in fit shape to have done that, trust me. well done, impressive. i am glad you got there. i would like to be in your hex ain! i would like to be in your hex again! cani i would like to be in your hex again! can i come in your hex again?
that sounds like a new chat up line —— hexagon. the singer—songwriter declan mckenna was due to play glastonbury, leeds, reading and glasgow this year as well as festivals across europe and an american tour. sadly they've all been cancelled and he's still in north london. we can talk to him now. good morning. you, like everyone else, your summer, your work has been completely decimated by coronavirus, hasn't it? i wouldn't say completely decimated, but everything has had to either be adapted or cancelled. everything has had to change to do from home or like the festivals, these shows, they've not been possible. so, what have you done instead? a lot of stuff on the internet, lot of recording stuff myself and putting that out there and coming up with little... independent ideas that i
can get out there. the problem is that if i'm doing all that stuff on my own, so many people are still out of work. there is no place for us to come together and do it. that is how it normally works. just aside from the time, i mentioned all those festivals you were due to be playing. what is it like not to have that burst of creativity? the getting together that comes from that whole festival scene, which nina hasjust been that whole festival scene, which nina has just been talking about. that whole festival scene, which nina hasjust been talking aboutm is definitely the atmosphere people are missing. everyone i have spoken to have said they would love to be in the field and having that shared experience of being in a festival, thatis experience of being in a festival, that is what people miss. it is a huge blow, especially to the music industry because a lot of artists like myself, i grew up on festivals, throughout my teenage years, i got into that experience. it became a really important part of the year. it's very strange not having that. it's very strange not having that. it really is weird. again, you can talk a bit about your own experience
here, but it is that big slice of exposure that it can be for many artists, as well. well, yeah, it's huge. you know, playing big stages at festivals, people trust the big festivals like glastonbury, reading and leeds, almost like taste makers for new music. people are always discovering through those festivals. their artist like myself who are ok, because i'm still able to release music and do certain things from home but there are lots of artists who are completely dependent on the festival circuit who, sort of, you know, have built themselves on that. it's a real shame for those people, especially. we have lost the vision, declan, on your line to us. oh, no! we can still hear you when we're watching one of your videos. we can still hear you when we're watching one of your videosm we can still hear you when we're watching one of your videos. it is good promotion for your stuff. i wa nted good promotion for your stuff. i wanted to ask you more question. about writing new music and releasing new music, as you are trying to do to do things a bit differently. are you inspired by
lockdown and what the last few months have done? there have been moments of inspiration. isolation has been a theme in music for years, long before any of this. there's definitely a bit of inspiration. i'm trying not to latch on to things too closely but there is definitely because for inspiration. it's a huge change in lifestyle. anything like that can inspire to create. it has been great to talk to you. we have seen the same clip from your video quite a few times but it's very good. get another one! we are enjoying it, declan. good to talk to you and hopefully when festivals do return you will enjoy them as much as you have in the past. walking through a lot of supermarket, declan mckenna. foreign travel rules may have been relaxed but we know that many people are still planning to spend their summer holidays in the uk this year. that means our beaches will be busier and potentially messier than usual.
this is our new series — litter britain. do you like it? i don't like the letter. we want to get rid of it. ww‘re looking at the environmental impact of the pandemic — and today we're focusing on our coastline. tomos morgan is in brighton to tell us more. they have been busy all morning trying to clear things up. good morning, they have been busy over the past two hours or so. five buckets completely full, picked up rubbish from about a ten square—foot area on the beach. imagine how much litter, debris and plastics are on the rest of the beach. some of that is historical rubbish, ropes and fishing nets, but you've also got plastic bottles and you've also actually got some ppe, as well. we found some ppe gloves this morning. that is one of the concerns, actually, as we come out of lockdown that we could potentially see more of that type of thing on our beaches. single use plastics. we have all stopped using them but after lockdown we have had to use them again and they may reappear across our coastlines and across
public spaces. as you mentioned, it is the start of our campaign on bbc brea kfast, is the start of our campaign on bbc breakfast, litter britain, making us all aware of recycling and making sure we don't litter our streets once again. but this issue of litter and plastics on our beaches notjust and plastics on our beaches notjust an issue for here on the south coast but an issue across all beaches across the uk. those iconic scenes from the blue planet series — the pictures that made us more aware of the effects plastics have on our sea life. but as restrictions began to ease, ogmore beach in south wales was subject to similar scenes seen across other uk beaches recently with litter left everywhere. how much did you actually end up picking up? 32 bags altogether. local resident lewis morgan took it upon himself to clear up, the following morning. so i thought i'd come down, i'd have a look at the rubbish that was here. i didn't come down thinking i was going to fill as many bags as i did. but, yeah, there was quite a lot of rubbish to pick up. being environmentally conscious
is important and picking up litter where you can is something i think we should all be doing. the marine conservation society say they are concerned that recycling may have taken a back seat as more single—use plastics have been used during lockdown. yes, definitely, the concern is there that there has been a setback, because we've all seen in the media all the horrific pictures where people are going down to their local beaches and enjoying it, because they haven't been able to for such a long time, but at the same time, you know, we mustn't forget that the problem hasn't gone away. french divers found ppe in their waters last month and there's now concern here that ppe could end up on our beaches soon. we have been receiving anecdotal reports from our supporters that they are noticing ppe around their local areas. so how would people like lewis feel picking up ppe on the beach? would i pick it up? as long as i had the correct ppe,
i probably would, but without that ppe myself, i'd probably be quite reluctant to do it, because of the environmental hazards that come with it. the direct effect plastic has on fish is well documented but it also has a more long—term and damaging effect on the wider ecology. so, the plankton, the bottom of the food chain, is where the energy comes into the system. that's where the equivalent of trees and grass in the terrestrial environment, so everything basically eats this stuff. if we are doing things that are affecting the plankton, it is going to affect everything else. so the fish that we eat, the dolphins that we see jumping around in the sea here, if the plankton are not doing well, it's game over for them as well. as the summer break begins and the weather begins to improve again, british beaches will no doubt be busy again. but the message will be clear — bin it, or take the rubbish with you. they have been here for around two
or three hours this morning. they have been helping out on beaches for over 80 years now. boyd, you have been here since the start. why have you been doing it for so long and why is it so important for you? we started eight years ago and we were on the beach, we saw the litter and started picking it up. there were two or three of us doing it and we thought this is a bigger problem than we can deal with on our own. my wife and i started a facebook page and started getting people to come down, promoting it around the local village. it has grown from there. we know the obvious thing that gets picked up, rubbish and people who come, tourists, ropes and fishing nets and things like that. but he got clothes, flip—flops. nets and things like that. but he got clothes, flip-flops. we find all sorts of things. -- but you forgot. people come to the beach, leave stuff on the beach, flip—flops, swimming costumes, inflatable toys, all sorts of things. you also get a
lot of stuff washing in, every time you get a big rainstorm, it washes down the river straight into the sea and washes are back on our beaches. thanks a lot, boyd. rhona, you have been doing it for a fair amount of time. you noticed some or ppe on our beaches and coastlines, talk to me a bit about that. my husband and i moved down here about four years ago. we got introduced to boyd because we were worried about what we we re because we were worried about what we were seeing. 80% of what ends up on the beach starts on the clifftops. it starts on the land and blows out to see. essentially, we have been finding ppe that people have been finding ppe that people have dropped outside shops —— blows out to sea. we have to stop it before it gets to the sea. how do you feel about picking that up? i've got gloves on, i am as safe as i can be, we are outside and i am happy to do so. as long as people are careful, it is the thing everybody should be getting involved in. the
problem with ppe is single use plastic. tamsin from the marine conservation society, tell us once again why that is so dangerous and it is so important we are aware about what we do and don't drop these plastics on our beaches. everything you see here will end up in the sea and lots of animals digest it and die and other things get caught around animal's connects ——. they take a long time to decompose. why is it so important that we are aware and why have we forgotten about what is important. we are pushing this campaign on bbc pattern! breakfast and you are doing your own pattern! breakfast and you are doing yourown campaign as pattern! breakfast and you are doing your own campaign as well, aren't you? yes, we do cleaning beaches all year round but we are launching our great british beach clean in september. we are launching it now. normally we get big mass participation events but because we
can't do that, we want to encourage everyone to sign up and start their own beach clean and litter survey and take part all around the country. just before we go, libby, a quick word, if you had a message to the public coming down to these beaches over the summer, what would it be? if you bring stuff to our beaches, please take it home with you. if you are carrying picnics, single use plastic, so much packets, plastic bottles, glass bottles, please put them back in that bag and please put them back in that bag and please take them home with you and re cycle at please take them home with you and recycle at home. don't over fill our bins because seagulls and... it blows out of the bins. that is my main message, if you bring down a picnic, take it away! brilliant, thatis picnic, take it away! brilliant, that is the point i think, when we make use of this great weather again, as we will do over the summer, whatever you take with you, whatever you leave behind, don't leave it behind, put it in the bin and recycle it so we don't have to leave this job to people like libby and the team. thank you. thank you
very much. what a lovely day to be on the beach. we will give you an update on joan, the on the beach. we will give you an update onjoan, the 104—year—old we spoke to an hour ago who was doing a sponsored walk, we will update you after this next item. if you were planning to use the lockdown to learn a musical instrument but you haven't got around to it yet — then we have some inspiration for you. he's an 8—year—old boy called lennie, who has taught himself to play the piano despite having cerebral palsy and now he's gaining fans online. let's see lennie in action. star wars theme plays softly. fur elise plays softly. piano music continues.
somewhere over the rainbow plays. thank you! amazing! he's brilliant! and we can speak to lennie's mum, sally, now. hi, sally. wonderful watching him play. he has been teaching himself to lock down, what has he been up to? yes, lennie has cerebral palsy, lots of challenges and struggles with everyday things but not when it comes to music. he struggles to hold a pencil but he taught himself to play the piano and his fingers fly
across the keyboard. enjoying lockdown. we are at home with lots of time at home. he was able to play lots of teams. he raised £10,000 for his school, which is great. we are lucky that during lockdown his favourite thing to do was an indoor activity. when did you discover that he first had this incredible ability on the piano? when he was little he struggled to use his left hand and we tried to give him activities that encouraged him to use both hands. he had this old yamaha keyboard that was about 100 years old. one day, i had somebody play humpty dumpty and it was him. he worked out the notes by himself, which i was astounded by. what does he do? listen to the music and puts together the... entirely without knowing the notes or knowing the notes? he hears it and is able to do it? he doesn't know music at all. he is able to
work it out somehow. he has lessons to help him develop himself. so far, it is auto e and memory. wow! how do you think playing the piano has helped him? —— you think playing the piano has helped him? -- auto ear. he struggles to communicate in lots of ways so this helps him. it is the ways so this helps him. it is the way he helps with people. when he is sad and happy, is it to express his emotions. it is really good. it is good he has been able to... he has played the leeds united tune. we we re played the leeds united tune. we were going to play the clip next! well done, let's see him do that. marching on together plays.
a bit of mrching on together, what has their weekend been like. he hasn't been to a live game yet but we are hoping the next season we will try to get him there and see if he can get there. but the response from fans has just been brilliant. thousands and thousands of messages from all over the world saying how much lennie playing his tunes has touch them. messages from the owner and the captain. it has been fantastic. is he playing now? are we able to go and see him?” fantastic. is he playing now? are we able to go and see him? i will get him ready to play his leeds united tune for you. you talk us through it. k. while you are going, tune for you. you talk us through it.“ while you are going, sally, tell us about the next challenge for
oh, sally, will you tell him we love it? sally, if you could get lennie ready to do somewhere over the rainbow, we will come back to you with somewhere over the rainbow after an update on joan. with somewhere over the rainbow after an update onjoan. brilliant. iam after an update onjoan. brilliant. i am looking to my left to see where we are. earlier on breakfast, we had a lovely conversatoin with a lady called joan willet, who turned 104 yesterday — and she was inspired by captain sir tom moore to do a bit of birthday fundraising. here she is. up and down this hill four times a day in hastings to raise money for the british heart foundation. amazing. she had raised £11,000 now and over £25,000. thank
you to bbc breakfast viewers for doing that. she was wonderful, so optimistic. she loved the whole experience. brilliant, well done, joan. we will finish breakfast today by going back to lennie and sally with somewhere over the rainbow. somewhere over the rainbow plays lennie, thank you very much. perfect. he doesn't even need to look at his hands when he plays. he is amazing.
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