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the hostilities in helmand have driven home how hard it will be to make peace. if the guns keep firing, even peace talks may not survive. lyse doucet, bbc news, kabul. walk if you can — that's what we're being told during this pandemic. now one man has come up with an idea to make it easier for you to ditch the car and public transport. he has created a slow map — a sort of vast map of 7000 paths linking towns and cities across the country. now he's looking for thousands of volunteers to test out his routes, as david sillito reports. we're in ledbury and sue and nina have, like millions of us, taken the government's advice to walk if you can. but while this is an area thick with footpaths... ..the suggested route on our phone to get to the next village was far
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from pleasant or safe. horns blaring. i'm really starting to regret my route here. i don't think it's really working. i think we need to find... ..a better way to wellington heath and someone has been working on that. what is it? slow ways is a project to create a network of walking routes that connect all the great britain's towns, cities and thousands of villages. this is daniel raven—ellison, geographer, walker and the man behind the slow map of britain, an attempt to show the best, direct, safe, pleasant walking route between our towns and villages. during lockdown about 700 people came together on the project and created 7000 routes that stretch for 100,000 kilometres, which is the equivalent of 2.5 laps of the equator. so this is the theory that your volunteers have come up with, now it's got to be tested, i'm
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yeah, some of these routes just may not work in practice on the ground, so we need to find 10,000 people to help us walk 100,000 kilometres of slow ways routes. which takes us back to sue and nina and plan b. i took out dan's map and suggested the new slow route, which took away from the cars through a hereford cider orchard. better than my first one? yes, it's really nice, isn't it? a huge improvement, i mean this is what walking's all about for me, being out in an apple orchard, birdsong. what more do you want? so, route 1 is a winner, just another 99,998 kilometres to go. david sillitoe, bbc news, ledbury. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night.
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welcome to bbc news. it is now time to take a look at our national and international look at the papers. hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are jason beattie, assistant editor at the daily mirror, and stefanie bolzen, uk correspondent for die welt tomorrow's front pages, starting with... the times leads on a prediction from scientists that britain will be
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carrying out a million coronavirus tests a day by christmas. the forecast come after ministers spent more than £500 million on new testing machines that will more than triple the government's present capacity of about 300,000 tests a day. the i says the uk is heading towards a new national lockdown, as ministers and advisers believe johnson will be bounced into tougher restrictions with cases continuing to rise despite new restrictions. the telegraph says britiains biggest teachers‘ union has backed a so—called "circuit breaker" lockdown and called for secondary schools and colleges to be closed for an extended two—week half term. in france, le figaro leads on the news that a teacher has been beheaded in a suburb north—west of the french capital paris, with the attacker shot dead by police. the ft says borisjohnson has broken off brexit trade talks with the eu throwing down the gauntlet to brussels to adopt "a fundamental
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change of approach". germany's die welt reports on how how the trade talks now might play out. on how how the trade the paper says borisjohnson‘s rhetoric is strong but he has left the door open for compromise, in a way that he can sell to british voters. the nyt reports on the arrest of more than a dozen rightwing extremists who are accused of targeting the governors of michigan and virginia. the papers says it is only the latest example of threats of violence, in some cases egged on by president trump, that loom over the final weeks of a historically divisive race. so let's begin... a lot to get through. a lot of stories that we have. we're going to start straightaway and always thank you both for share your friday evening with us. stephanie, will start with your paper. we had a second day of the you doing that eu leaders summit. trades talks, post
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brexit trade talks coming to an almighty halt. your paper suggesting that boris johnson almighty halt. your paper suggesting that borisjohnson leaving the door somewhat open. we heard angela merkel earlier on say today that talks will continue. then we had the british government saying that actually they won't be talking. you've also written a column about thejohnson method. you've also written a column about the johnson method. talk you've also written a column about thejohnson method. talk to us through the take on everything that's been going on today. yes, it was very interesting to listen to angela merkel at around lunchtime today. at her press conference in brussels and she was very, very calm and quite the opposite of the rather strong rhetoric that came from the british prime minister and then later on from a spokesman who basically said well, if the eu not com pletely basically said well, if the eu not completely turned around and makes a better effort, offer it's not worth the effort for michelle to come on monday. i think the perception in
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europe particularly germany is there isa europe particularly germany is there is a lot of words but the prime minister and fact has not walked out. he has not said we are not going to negotiate any more and we are now going straight towards no deal. so i think and also from what you've heard about talks there is room for compromise. and i think this is still very much the conviction by the german chancellor and also the french president that a deal is possible. but of course, for borisjohnson at deal is possible. but of course, for boris johnson at the deal is possible. but of course, for borisjohnson at the same time the challenge is to sell it back home. if he wants a deal he has to compromise. and that compromise means he has to give up a bit of national serenity. that is certainly something jason, that he doesn't wa nt to something jason, that he doesn't want to do. i don't have a picture of the mirrors front page but i can say that it says no deal and no clue. no denying what the mirror thinks of all of today's happenings.
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we have a very similar interpretation to what stephanie just said. i think that actually was pa rt of just said. i think that actually was part of the problem today. we've seen too much of boris johnson's theatrics. and they were too predictable. the nearest you get to the deadline in any negotiation the more shrill and alarmist the rhetoric to enact rhetoric becomes. that's predictable. you can see that coming down the track. imagine european leaders todayjust slightly rolled their eyes. they understand that with all negotiations you have to play to a domestic audience as well. and oddly borisjohnson is doing for the top ijust don't think he's doing a particularly well. there are three things going on here he has a carve up. the first thing is, he needs to sound tough because he said previously that he was going to walk away, there was no deal by october 13, that was yesterday. if
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there is no deal therefore he hasn't walked away so deal still on the table. he needed a little bit on that. there's a little bit of —— if that. there's a little bit of —— if that means playing hardball he's prepared to do that. and there's a point stephanie made that was quite important there is going to have to be compromise on both sides. angela merkel is very open about that. the two sides talk to johnson because he's got his own party, a lot of very die—hard brexiteers there. he's got fa raj very die—hard brexiteers there. he's got faraj doing the shouting from the sidelines and he has to sway that audience as well. that's what we're seeing today. it's a lot, a little bit hammy theatrics. it is mainly more words than substance. but talks are going on. we will find out next week how this all plays out. it has been quite a day with a
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lot of theatrics. wait and see, we will wait for the next week to see how that all plays out. coronavirus and the various restrictions that are taking place in the united kingdom across the different regions of england especially the i is looking at, it's headline is suggesting that the uk is closer to new lockdowns. we've seen this new covid alert system that is being introduced across england. and it's meant to simplify things and yet we are seeing different areas lancashire, liverpool, in the same tier but different lockdown restrictions. it's all getting a more confusing again. yes, it is confusing for people. the communications by the british government have been confusing from the very beginning, back in march. but now they are attempting something that is similar to the
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german approach. and germany of course this is been kind of easier because it's a federal state. so health, the competence of the region and even the local level. it is still a very difficult thing to do because as we saw for example, the welsh first minister to say that people from england were not allowed to drive any more into wales. and then of course, depending on where you are in the centre of manchester, the situation of is much worse than it will be outside of manchester. so people feel it is unfair. actually it's now a quite similar situation in germany. there is a lot of discontent. public protests, a lot of court cases already. regional governments had to withdraw their restrictions because they were ruled down by local courts. it's a confusing situation but at the same time it's very serious. i think the eye says there has been a 62% rise in cases in the recent weeks. it is
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a very serious situation. it's an interesting comparison to what is happening in germany. do you think we re happening in germany. do you think were coming closer to a national lockdown? that something that the government really doesn't want? lockdown? that something that the government really doesn't wannm was interesting today that sir patrick vallance the chief scientific adviser when he was standing next to borisjohnson this afternoon press conference admitted that the tier 3 restrictions as they stand, and that's the highest level are not good enough. and they will probably have to go further. we've already seen labour make this point la st already seen labour make this point last week. in the areas had local lockdowns in more than two months and 19 of those 20 areas. the number of cases has gone up. so what do you do? at the same time and i have some sympathy with people who have to make this decision without completely derailing the economy.
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it's really not it looks like were edging towards us. you can say that half the country already is on some form of lockdown. and the sticking point here is a political one. and it shouldn't be but it is. keir starmer came out earlier this week and called for this to to three week circuit break as they call it. a kind of temporary national lockdown. which is based on the advice of the governments scientific advisors. borisjohnson will not governments scientific advisors. boris johnson will not want to be seen boris johnson will not want to be seen to give ground or seed victory to keir starmer. to him it would be humiliation. and that as i say, this is part of the block towards what inevitably have to happen. yes. it feels like so much has been happening today that briefing earlier on, it feels like a lifetime
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ago. and that'sjust earlier on, it feels like a lifetime ago. and that's just only on friday. let's look at the daily telegraph. it now looks like teachers unions, some of the teachers unions are calling for a two—week half term. we got a have term i don't know, differs around the country. half term starting possibly for some children next week for many others the week after. two week have terms. have parents a little bit concerned. yeah, ithink have parents a little bit concerned. yeah, i think so. this has been a top are actually quite a long time. it was already in discussion back in september to have a longer have term. this is of course for any pa rent term. this is of course for any parent it's another nightmare. pa rents parent it's another nightmare. parents have to work. it's really difficult what to do, yet another week with children at home. the national education union is advocating another two week circuit breaker. they say you have


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