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but be hello, you're watching bbc news. millions of europeans face tough new coronavirus restrictions as governments step up their efforts this is bbc news. to slow the the headlines at surge in infections. 5: the mayor of greater manchester it comes after the world health accuses boris johnson of exaggerating the spread 0rganization reported a aa% rise in european cases of coronavirus in the area in a bid over one week. aruna iyengar has more. last orders in lyon. to persuade local leaders to accept and a nightcap in paris. tougher restrictions as he calls these cities, along with seven for increased financial support. anywhere could end up others in france, are now under a 9pm to 6am curfew, in tier three this after virus cases have surged. winter. in fact, i would say many are not happy at the places are likely to end up in hit businesses are having to tier three. therefore, it is everyone‘s concern take. to protect the lowest translation: this measure paid in our is quite unfairon the sectors affected because they are the ones worst hit community. since the start of the pandemic. the earlier we have the i think it shows a serious lack restrictions, in those areas of consultation with the workers' unions. where there is high instance, the better for the economy of those elsewhere in europe, there is a partial lockdown areas because we stop the infection in poland, after the country spreading in a way which will do recorded over 8,000 further damage to the cases in one economy day. as well as to public here in warsaw, and in half the country, there health. the government says there's been are new restrictions. nearly 17,000 more cases of coronavirus in the uk reported secondary schools have
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in the last 2a hours and a further shut, weddings are 67 people have died. banned. vigils and rallies are held cyprus has hit a new peak of over across france in a show 200 daily infections. of solidarity with the teaching profession following the killing and in italy, the northern region of a of lombardy, worst hit teacher on by the first wave in february, friday. has ordered all bars britain's high streets under threat to shut as a record number of shops close at midnight. over the first six months in germany, it is a of this year. similar message — stay at home. translation: meet far fewer people, whether outdoors or at home. give up any travel that is not really necessary, any celebration that is not really necessary. please stay at home good afternoon. as much as possible. the labour mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has accused borisjohnson the netherlands, too, of exaggerating the severity has had tough restrictions imposed after a surge in cases. of coronavirus in the region however, that did not stop the dutch royal family as the row continues over taking a trip to greece. whether to put the area it didn't go down well into the highest tier of with the dutch public and the family returned after restrictions. speaking on the andrew marr a day. programme, mr burnham once again in a statement, king willem called for greater financial support alexander and queen maxima said
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they had been affected if further restrictions are imposed. by the intense criticism. the cabinet office minister, aruna iyengar, bbc michael gove, accused him news. hello, there. of inconsistency in his approach. here's our political quiet, grey and rather dull sums up this weekend's weather. correspondent, jonathan blake. but also last for months, people in week in actual greater manchester have been living with tighter restrictions than many fact. but i hope you managed to get out parts of england. and enjoy the beautiful autumn colour that was on offer but there is uncertainty about what more they might have to endure. because the weather story is set to change, turning the region's labour—elected mayor increasingly windy and wet, so i suspect most of those leaves argues pub and bar closures, will be sat on top of a muddy puddle which would come with putting by the end of this week. the region into the very high covid alert level, that's because we've got low may not make much difference pressure that's going to start and the government isn't to dominate the weather offering enough support. story over the next few days and what we need, andrew, is a fair financial framework as we start if the government are going monday there will be a north—west, south—east divide. to insist on tier 3. the heaviest of the rain into northern ireland at the moment, they are doing side and western scotland. deals with individual councils. we could see a couple that is not good enough of inches of rainfall here. we will gradually push some rain into wales for me. and north—west england as well. let's remember, the places central and south—east areas, they are trying to close in tier 3, largely fine and dry. blustery afternoon, gusts pubs, bookies, gyms, these are places where in excess of 30 mph, people are on especially with the rain low wages. what we are saying is, and top you cannot take away their place temperatures peaking between
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of work and not give them support. 11—15. mr burnham accused the government moving out of monday of exaggerating the rise into tuesday, we've still got of coronavirus in greater low pressure with us, manchester. to the west. ministers argue neighbouring circulating around the low pressure lancashire and liverpool have is the south—westerly wind. the wind accepted restrictions along with financial support. they say the mayor's direction is position is inconsistent. changing. in recent days, we've seen that the fundamental incoherence north—easterly, which has brought some cool air, in the position of andy sitting across scotland. but with the strong southerly it's burnham going to drive this warmer area is that, on the one hand, across the country much means that as i say, he says, actually, temperatures may be a degree the virus is not spreading at also milderfor the time of year for some of us. a rate that merits these still some heavy rain to come across the north on tuesday. restrictions. and then he is saying, but, circulating around it, actually, i will have them outbreaks of showery rain into northern ireland, south—west scotland, if i have the money. north—west england. if he were being truly, truly concerned about public health, then he would say, let's have the strongest wind on tuesday, gusts in excess of a0 mph. these restrictions now. central and eastern the other thing is, the earlier areas look likely to see the best of the we have the restrictions, warmth. in those areas where there is high 17 or 18 degrees not instance, the better out of the question. for the economy of those areas moving towards wednesday, because we stop the infection a chance of more heavy, persistent rain pushing spreading in a way which will do further damage to the economy into southern england. as well as to public health. a level of uncertainty how far north this rain is going to go but we'll this row is not as simple as labour
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versus the tories or local keep a versus national government. close eye on that conservative mps representing parts of the region are also resisting one. further a northerly flow dry conditions up in scotland and northern ireland but that means a return to something restrictions. a little bit fresher here. temperatures will perhaps manchester is pretty united. peak at 13 degrees. certainly, the we'll see 17 into the far south and east. it looks as though it stays showery members of parliament of over thursday and friday. both parties, the showers should slowly start to ease and a tad the council leaders of both parties, cooler and the mayor of greater manchester have been resisting a move to tier 3 in on the basis that we simply haven't the been given the evidence that it would be effective. north. talks between number 10 and the mayor of greater manchester continue. both say coronavirus case levels are concerning and want a solution. agreeing the right response will prove more difficult. jonathan blake, bbc news. the latest uk government figures on coronavirus show there were 16,982 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. a further 67 deaths were reported — that's people who died within 28 days of
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a positive covid—19 test. well, those were the national figures, and our health correspondent, dominic hughes, has been looking at the figures for coronavirus cases in greater manchester. we know that the latest data shows that infection rates in the city of manchester itself are actually falling. across greater manchester, which includes another nine boroughs, for example here in salford, those rates are rising slightly. so it is a mixed picture but it's still way off areas like derry, nottingham and liverpool. but the key thing really isn't the infection rate. the key thing is who is getting ill and how badly they are falling ill with the virus. for example, we know that if lots of otherwise fit and well students in their 20s fall ill, that doesn't have a massive impact on the health service. but if people with underlying health conditions or older
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people start to fall ill, that really does. last week, it was reported that in liverpool, around 95% of their intensive care beds were full with covid patients. andy burnham said this morning, in greater manchester, just 64 beds were full compared to more than 200 at the height of the pandemic in april. so leaders in greater manchester are saying, yes, there is a serious situation here but perhaps not serious enough to warrant the kind of economic hit and also the impact on people's health, particularly their mental health, of moving to the very high level that tier 3 would entail. the mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has called for parliament to break the deadlock over coronavirus restrictions in his region. here's our political correspondent, jonathan blake. the two sides do appear to be talking again, the mayor of greater manchester andy burnham said this morning he was due to have a call with the prime minister's senior advisor, edward lister, so we will see what, if anything, comes of that. meanwhile, in an attempt to up the ante again on the government, mr burnham has written to the prime minister and other
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party leaders at westminster, calling for an urgent debate and vote in an attempt to create a cross—pa l’ty consensus and break the impasse, as he puts it, over the possible introduction of new restrictions in greater manchester. i doubt very much that this is bbc news. that is going to happen because it the headlines at 6: would need the government to make the mayor of greater manchester time in parliament or perhaps labour accuses boris johnson could possibly engineer a debate of exaggerating the spread which would not necessarily result of coronavirus in the area in a bid in a binding vote, but you can see to persuade local leaders to accept what he is trying to do here. tougher restrictions as he calls it's to push the issue at a national for increased level and make the argument that the government should change its approach and provide financial support. more financial support across the board for areas the figures have been falling facing higher restrictions. in manchester itself in the last few days. across greater manchester, it is interesting because it's notjust a government up slightly, but certainly not opposition issue either. doubling every nine days. you have some tory mps andy has a straightforward united with andy burnham. choice. is he going to put public health where does and the economy of the people labour stand of greater manchester on this? first? if he is, then we can bceause andy burnham, of course, secure agreement today. is a former cabinet minister, the government says there's been nearly 17,000 more cases labour cabinet minister. of coronavirus in the uk reported he is, a one—time candidate for the labour leadership as well, in the last 2a hours and a further we shouldn't forget. this is an issue which crosses many 67 people have fault lines, notjust national versus local government, conservative versus labour, died.
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north versus south as well. vigils and rallies are held many conservative mps across france in a show representing constituencies in greater manchester, as you suggest, are in agreement with mr burnham that tier 3 restrictions are either not needed or, if they are to be brought in, furtherfinancial support is necessary. labour's position is, as we heard, sir keir starmer set out earlier in the week, a short, time—limited, tightening of restrictions at a national level in england is needed to slow the spread of the virus, during which time, perhaps the test and trace system could be level to more efficiently keep the virus under control and perhaps the situation would improve but, as we heard, rachel reeves, the shadow cabinet minister pressed on the andrew marr programme this morning, that circuit breaker routine may have to be repeated time and again to keep the virus under control. the government could, of course, just impose this? it could. michael gove said that again this morning and the prime minister said it in his press conference earlier this week. he said, if there is no agreement, he may need to intervene
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and impose restrictions, which the government absolutely can do. it would create a very difficult and awkward situation politically, though, leaving the people of greater manchester perhaps wondering whose orders they were following, who they should be listening to and arguments about how those rules would be enforced or not, which is why we saw the police intervening earlier in the week, so it's a political headache that both sides want to avoid. a record number of shops have closed on britain's high streets during the first six months of this year as the coronarivus lockdown hit may stores hard. according to research, more than 11,000 chain store outlets have closed their doors, as katy austin reports. the way we shop was already changing before the pandemic. 0nline sales rising, many physical stores struggling. those trends have accelerated. researchers who track retail and leisure sites, and services like bank branches, found that over 11,000 chain outlets closed in great britain since january,
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only about 5,000 opened. that adds up to a net decline of 6,000, about twice as many as the similar period last year. the total could end up higher. 0utlets that have not yet reopened after lockdown weren't counted, nor were independents. according to the research, where there have been openings, they've tended to be in categories like grocery and value retail, local tradespeople setting up shop and also takeaways. 0ne retail expert told me the way we use town centres has changed for good. i think what's happening to our streets, and it's been happening for a while, is we do not need as much space dedicated to retail as people are shopping more online. so our high streets really need to be more about work, rest and play and just not about shopping, but about eating, about working and about services. recently, local high streets have benefited from people working from home more. however, the big picture is that
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retailers and hospitality chains are expected to cut more stores and thousands ofjobs to survive. katy austin, bbc news. thousands of people are gathering in cities across france to remember the teacher who was killed near his school on friday. the death of samuel paty has horrified the country. mr paty was apparently targeted for showing cartoons of the prophet mohammed to his pupils during a lesson on freedom of speech. the attacker, a refugee of chechen origin, had been waiting outside the school and had asked pupils to identify his victim. he was later shot dead by police. from paris, lucy williamson has more. samuel paty was a 47—year—old teacher of history and geography who decided to use two cartoons of muhammad as part of a class on freedom of speech. investigators say it sparked a social media campaign by one outraged parent and there had been threats against the
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school. translation: now the priority for us is to look after the children because i think it was very hard for them and it still is. translation: memories are going to come back. he is going to say, "my teacher is not there", and apparently there are photographs going round of the scene. i hope they don't see those because i think they are already going to be affected by this for life. flowers mark the places where lives are shattered. in france, that list has grown a little longer this week. conflans now remembered alongside paris, nice and all the other places where hatred of french values has left blood on the country's streets. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. a convicted killer, who helped stop a terror attack near london bridge last november, is to be considered for parole ten months early. steven gallant was on day release when he intervened to end usman khan's attack, which left two people dead.
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daniela relph reports. running from fishmongers' hall, where he had just killed two people, this was usman khan on london bridge. in the group pursuing him was steven gallant, himself a convicted murderer out on licence for the day. he was one of the group to wrestle the attacker to the ground before khan was shot dead by armed police. steven gallant had been working with jack merritt, one of the victims, on a prisoner rehabilitation programme. his courage that day and his behaviour injail mean he will now be considered for parole ten months early. the ministry ofjustice said the decision had been made in recognition of his exceptionally brave actions at fishmongers' hall, which helped save people's lives despite the tremendous risk to his own. steven galla nt‘s case is likely to come before the parole board next year. daniela relph, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news...
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the mayor of greater manchester accuses boris johnson of exaggerating the spread of coronavirus in the area in a bid to persuade local leaders to accept tougher restriction. the government says there's been nearly 17,000 more cases of coronavirus in the uk reported in the last 2a hours and a further 67 people have died. vigils and rallies are held across france after a teacher was killed close to his school in a paris suburb on friday. we're all familiar with the idea of tracing who you are related to through dna. well, you can do something similar with the coronavirus, and scientists have already used the technique to clamp down on outbreaks. uk labs are leading the way in this genomic detective work which can teach us how the virus is moving around and who is spreading it. richard westcott has visited
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one of the labs behind this research. to keep control of the coronavirus, you need to spot and then clamp down on outbreaks as soon as possible. and here is the small device that is helping scientists do it. viruses have genes, just like humans. a few years ago, you needed a big machine to look at them. today, you can do it with something this tiny. and here it is — this is the genome of the coronavirus being read. alex is part of a team that's spent months doing genetic detective work, comparing the genes of hundreds of virus samples from sick people. now it has really started ramping up. we go two a week, ten a week, sometimes ten over the weekend or on a day if it's busy. if a group of people in the same hospital or workplace have an identical version of the coronavirus with the same genetic code, they almost certainly caught it from each other. that is an outbreak. if the genetic codes are different,
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they all caught it elsewhere. public health experts will get in touch with us, say what they are looking for, we will get those samples in as soon as we can and within 2a hours we hope to have the answer. is it an outbreak, all the same thing moving around, or have there been multiple introductions from outside where different people have brought it in? they have tested more samples in the east of england than most countries around the world. finding 100 different genetic types or lineages in norfolk alone. most are traceable back to italy, spain and france, not asia. and they have investigated potential outbreaks at a hospital in ipswich and a chicken factory in norfolk. we found that, in the chicken factory, all the viruses that we sequenced were exactly the same. that meant the virus was moving from one person to another in the factory or within the community that works in the factory. when we looked in the hospital, what we found was that there were multiple different types
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of the virus, different lineages of the virus in the hospital. they were similar to the lineages that we saw in the ipswich community. that meant those viruses were coming in with the people who were sick with them and they were not transmitting in the hospital. that meant the infection control measures were working appropriately and the hospital didn't need to worry. uk labs are leading the world in this genome work. as the virus springs back, it will be a key weapon in fighting outbreaks. richard wescott, bbc news, norwich. thousands of people have been marching through the streets of cities across the united states, protesting against president trump's choice to replace ruth bader ginsburg on the supreme court. a final vote onjudge amy coney barrett's nomination is expected before the us election. saturday's marches were inspired by the first women's march in washington, the day after mr trump's inauguration. peter bowes reports.
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women marched in protest at the republicans to replace the late supreme courtjustice before the election. the many a life's work of justice ginsburg is in stark contrast to the views of a judge with stop —— strong catholic beliefs whose confirmation could pave the way for the court to overturn abortion rights. there are a lot of things i don't agree with politics but my voice is not one of them and this supreme court nominee will affect my children and the future, and this is the biggest thing that i
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know that i can do to help make a change. we come together when we ta ke change. we come together when we take the streets, when we vote, women are the single most powerful political force in america and there is nothing, not one thing, that donald trump can do to stop us. our bg died last month. she was a formidable figure on the supreme court and achieved cult status in american life. this is to honour the legacy of her and to oppose the appointment of the replacement while an active election is taking place. also, since she is in brooklyn there are other women's marches but this one is special because we are representing her home town. under questioning by senator harris, the democratic vice presidential nominee, she refused to open up about her views and of the abortion and other controversial issues that she could be cool to rule on as a member of the supreme
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court. the confirmation hearings have completed their initial committee stages. by their initial committee stages. by the end of next week the senate is to consider thejudge's the end of next week the senate is to consider the judge's position. barring a major change of heart by republicans in america's highest court looks certain to have a 6—3 conservative majority by election day. a new artificial white sand beach is sparking controversy in the philippines. environmentalists say the manila bay sands project, part of a wider $20 million government plan to clean up manila bay, is damaging to the local ecosystem and hazardous to public health. despite this, thousands of manila's residents have been flocking to the beach to catch a glimpse of the city's hottest talking point. howard johnson reports. this is manila's new artificial white sand beach made of crushed dolomite rock. it's part of a wider governmant plan to rehabilitate the city's heavily polluted harbour.
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years of neglect resulting in a mix of oil and waste from nearby ports and residential areas. just 100 metres away from the white sand beach and you can see the real problem of manila bay — the waste that has accumulated from the 13 million people that live in this city. what you won't be able to detect is the awful smell of the water. the faecal matter in there is so high, it is currently unsafe to swim in, but the government are cleaning up the bay, as you can see at the moment, they are dredging with this big tanker over here. the beach was briefly open to the public in september and has already drawn thousands of curious onlookers. translation: this is super attractive for people and it feels like you are in a beauty spot. it is a waste of money and maybe, injust a month, this will fade away because of the storm and the weather. but the $600,000 beach project has been criticised by environmentalists who say the dolomite, extracted from a quarry in the south of
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the philippines, is detrimental to marine life. the dolomite has health hazards to people and health hazards to the wildlife living in manila bay. it may cause siltation to the environment and, of course, rehabilitation, if it is genuine rehabilitation, they shouldn't be putting white sand that is not natural to the ecosystem of manila bay. the department of the environment, which is currently investigating claims of environmental damage caused by the quarrying, insists not only is the sand safe, but a better looking bay can help nudge beach—goers to keep it clean. we dredge, we clean and then we added an added activity, we want to beautify it because what we are tapping here in the harbour is the behaviour of the public. so, if we put normal black sand there, so people will not really see whether there is improvement. with the project scheduled for completion at the end
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of the year, many have begun anticipating a day by the sea. but with water bacteria levels still dangerously high, swimming might not be an option. howard johnson, bbc news, manila bay. liverpool has been transformed into gotham city as filming gets underway for the latest batman movie. the city centre has been taken over by a huge hollywood production team in spite of the coronavirus restrictions. 0ur reporter, ian haslam, joined some of the hundreds of fans who turned up to watch. i'm vengeance. batman is back and once again protecting gotham city from its criminal underworld. gotham city in liverpool, for this week at least. this is st george's hall, the movie set. anybody in particular you are looking out to see? um, batman. i'm just going to the shops for now and then i will come back and have a little watch. let's hope he does not pop out while you are gone. i know, i'll have to be dead quick.
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the caped crusader has been caught on camera a few times. here he is on top of the liver building. but he's not easy to find. i have not seen batman, have you? i have, yeah! i've seen every one. i thought everyone had seen batman! not the film, the actual batman, here in liverpool? no, not yet. i thought it was him earlier but it was a security guard. tough break. he has been spotted in places including anfield cemetery. but for fans, spotting a stunt man is one thing, seeing new batman star robert pattinson is a bigger deal altogether. yeah, i saw robert pattinson yesterday. he was filming the walk down scenes there. what was that like, to see a hollywood actor? i don't know, i didn't really think much of it. but whether the old tv series is your favourite, or one of the many movie versions, the much—rebooted batman franchise is as popular as ever. i've never seen a hollywood film set in person before. there's literally a cast of hundreds. i've not seen batman yet. there's not really that much going on. but if they are looking for a leading man over there, even though i am dressed in active wear, probably not the best impression to give, iam available... ..if you are watching.
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come and get me. it is not liverpool's first time as a hollywood set and, who knows, with the new sound stage being built at what was littlewoods, there could be more to come. but not everybody is happy with it. it is an inconvenience because everywhere is blocked off now. i can't go my normal route. maybe if it was a different superhero, maybe i wouldn't be upset. but it's batman, i'm not really the best fan. he will not help you if you need him. he doesn't really even help anyone in general. he'sjust driving around in his... anyway, i'm a batman hater! the movie is due for release in march 2022. ian haslam, bbc news, liverpool. it's been a great weekend for birdwatchers who have caught a glimpse of a bird that's not been seen in britain for a0 years. more than 100 twitchers gathered to see the rufous bush chat in norfolk yesterday. the bird, which usually likes warmer climates,
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was apparently heading for a tropical location but went the wrong way! now it's time for a look at the weather with louise lear. it is turning wet and windy, all change with the weather story as we go through this week. it would turn increasingly unsettled. there will be rain around times and the wind is a feature as well. that has been the story so far today. lots of cloud around, a quiet story and a lot of dry weather, but this rain is gathering on the far north—west, it will merge with low pressure pushing on of the atlantic and that means we will start off tomorrow with a north—west to south—east divide across the country, some of that rain turning heavy as well. the heaviest bursts moving through
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northern ireland into western fringes of scotland. we will see rain to eastern scotland, down through the north west of england and wales. the winds increasing as well, costing in excess of 30 mph. the best of any drier, brighter weather looks likely to be of central, eastern england. tempers should —— temperature should peak at 15 degrees. more wet weather to come as we move out of monday into tuesday. the wind direction will be more of a feature for this one, more ofa more of a feature for this one, more of a south—westerly which means the recent cooler air we have had sitting across the north of the country will ease for a couple of days at least is this warmer weather moves in with the southerly winds. that means that temperatures for some could be a degree or so above average. the rain moving out of scotland, shopper shower centre northern ireland, south—west scotla nd northern ireland, south—west scotland and north—west england. elsewhere, dry for a windy day generally particularly the further west you are and we could see gusts
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of winds in excess of a0 mph on tuesday, but that said temperatures in the drier brighter moments 17 or 18 degrees in the south—east. the rain changes the emphasis on wednesday coming up from the south, meaning central and southern parts of england will see wetter weather. at the same time, scattered showers continue through scotland but the wind direction here reverts back to a northerly so drier weather into scotla nd a northerly so drier weather into scotland and northern ireland over wednesday and into thursday but acuna start, wednesday and into thursday but acu na start, 12 wednesday and into thursday but acuna start, 12 degrees the best. it looks likely that thursday will see a good deal of dry weather with a few scattered showers through thursday and friday but as i say cooler to the north, we keep that mild feel with the southerly wind down to the south. there you go.
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hello, you are watching bbc news. anywhere could end up in tier 3 this winter. in fact, anywhere could end up in tier 3 this winter. infact, i anywhere could end up in tier 3 this winter. in fact, i would say, places are likely to end up in tier 3 this winter. therefore, it is everyone's concern that we... earlier, we have the restrictions. in those areas where there is high incidence, the better for the economy of those areas, because we stop the fire spreading way that will cause further damage to the economy. the government says there's been nearly 70,000 more cases of coronavirus in the uk reported over the 2a hours. vigils and rallies are being held across france to show
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solidarity with the teaching profession. it follows the killing of a teacher just outside of paris on a fright day. britain's high street are under threat as mark shops close. in a few minutes, wejoin viewers threat as mark shops close. in a few minutes, we join viewers on threat as mark shops close. in a few minutes, wejoin viewers on bbc one for a full round—up of the day's national and international news. first, schools are being urged not to neglect sport and physical exercise as they attempt to get back to normal after lockdown. john maguire has been to a school in yorkshire to find out why sport is so important. when these children get home and look up videos ofjason robinson on the internet, they will think racing against him
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means that they could conquer the world, as he did in the rugby world cup in 2003. he's here at sandal castle primary in wakefield to lend his support to the campaign to encourage more sport and pe in schools, inspiring the pupils with his own experiences. pe should be at the heart of every school day, because i know from my own story. i was not academic, so growing up, the pe teacher that loved rugby, got me into rugby for the first time and i went on then to do some amazing things, but it is really important now, more than ever, that pe is given its rightful place in school. i like swimming, because you can do loads of different strokes and you can also make some of your own moves. i like pe because it is my favourite thing to do and i always do it. well done! sue wilkinson has spent her adult life encouraging children to be active. a former teacher, she now
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leads the association for physical education and says as schools try to catch up following lockdown, pe is more important than ever. there is no need to fear teaching physical education. it will help with the behaviour of the young people, help them to settle, it will help them socially and also have a positive impact cognitively. heads, we need to get you to get behind this and parents, we need you to get your children going back swimming and getting back into physical education. i do quite like cricket, because it is really fun. i like doing the batting the most. it makes me feel confident and good during pe and it helps me with my work from class. this primary has around 630 pupils and eight teachers on the pe staff. it's a major aspect of the school and of the children's school
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day. they're particularly proud of their pool and that children are still swimming, all within the rules and regulations designed to control covid. it is difficult, but it is doable and you just have to be resilient and focused on ensuring that you adhere to the guidance, but continue to stay true to what you really believe in, and in showing that our pe curriculum drives the curriculum, our attainment continues to be one of the highest in the country. i enjoy pe because it is fun, you get to do lots of running andjumping. i enjoy playing in it because it helps your blood pressure. and you can run around and jog and stuff and that is what i love doing. and this year has seen schools under pressure like never before, but here they believe the best way to relieve that pleasure
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is to blow off steam. john maguire, bbc news, wakefield.
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leaders in greater manchester continue to oppose the government's attempts to put them into tougher coronavirus restrictions. as a cabinet minister said stricter measures may be imposed if there's no agreement, the mayor of greater manchester questioned the government's strategy. the figures have been falling in manchester itself in the last few days. across greater manchester, up slightly, but certainly not doubling every nine days. andy has a straightforward choice. is he going to put public health and the economy of the people of greater manchester first? if he is, then we can secure agreement today. rallies across france in support of the teacher beheaded outside school after showing cartoons of the prophet muhammad in class. could the state of pennsylvania be the decisive win in the us
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presidential election? and gareth bale is back in a tottenham kit, but do spurs really need him? good afternoon. the labour mayor of greater manchester, andy burnham, has continued to clash with the government over lockdown restrictions for the region. mr burnham wants greater financial support if the strictest measures are imposed, and he accused borisjohnson of exaggerating the severity of coronavirus in the area. his words were echoed by the senior conservative mp sir graham brady, whose constituency is in the region. the cabinet office minister michael gove accused mr burnham of inconsistency in his approach. here's our deputy political
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editor vicki young. waiting for work and waiting to find out what is coming next for greater manchester. taxi driver john out what is coming next for greater manchester. taxi driverjohn says four months, the tighter rules here compared to many other parts of the country have meant fewer passengers. he is worried about the possibility of even more restrictions. we need help up in the north, if you want to bring the things in, you know, we need financial backing otherwise it is going to be even worse again. this has been going on for a long time now and nothing seems to be resolved. i know covid is not going to disappear overnight but people who work, whether it be in pay—as—you—go unemployment, self—employed, businesses, they'll need help, otherwise... they still have bills to pay. four days, politicians here and in london have been trying to reach an agreement, and the region's labour mayor andy burnham has a gives the government of exaggerating manchester's rise in covid cases there is more restrictions must mean more financial support. what we need is a fairfinancial
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financial support. what we need is a fair financial framework, if the government are going to insist on tier 3. at the moment, they are doing side deals with individual councils and that isn't good enough for me. let's remember, the places they are trying to close in tier 3, pubs, bookies, gyms, these are places where people are on low wages. what we are saying is, you cannot take away their place of work and not give them support. andy burnham says he has not seen any scientific evidence that extra measures would work but ministers insist action is needed soon. the fundamental incoherence of the position of andy burnham is that on the one hand, as i say, he says, "actually, the virus is not spreading at a rate that merits these restrictions", and then he is saying, "actually, iwill these restrictions", and then he is saying, "actually, i will have them ifi saying, "actually, i will have them if i have the money". if he were being truly concerned about public health, then he would say, "let's have these restrictions now". and the other thing is, the earlier we have the restrictions, in those areas where there is high incidence,
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the better for the economy of those areas because we stop the infection spreading in a way which will do further damage to the economy as well as to public health. it is not just labour politicians who are sceptical. some conservative mps in the area have also been speaking out. manchester is pretty united. certainly, the members of parliament of both parties, the council leaders of both parties, the council leaders of both parties and the mayor of greater manchester has been resisting a move to tier 3 on the basis that we simply have not been given the evidence that it would be effective. rising cases are forcing politicians everywhere into action. welsh government ministers have met this afternoon to discuss options for a further tightening of restrictions across wales. the first minister has said that a short, sharp lockdown could slow the spread of the virus. vicki young, bbc news. let's take a look at the latest government figures.
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they show there were 16,982 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 2a—hour period. the average number of new cases reported per day in the last week, is now 16,959. 67 deaths were reported, that's people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. that means on average in the past week, 117 deaths were announced every day. it takes the total number of deaths so far across the uk to a3,6a6. let's speak to our health correspondent, dominic hughes, who's in salford which is in greater manchester. what do the figures tell us of what's going on there? 0n of what's going on there? friday, the prime minist described on friday, the prime minister described the situation in manchester as grave and worsening and said cases here were doubling every nine days but this morning, andy burnham told the bbc, andy burnham, the mayor of greater manchester, said it was an
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exaggeration so exactly what is going on in manchester? if we look at some figures, first, since the beginning of september, we can see the infection rate of the city of manchester on this chart, the blue line, rose sharply for the first few weeks, exactly around the same time that thousands of students returned to the city at the start of the university year but in the days leading up to the 10th of october, it has declined. 0ver leading up to the 10th of october, it has declined. over the same period, the wider region of greater manchester, the line in red, including nine other boroughs, again saw a steady rise, a few peaks and troughs but then it showed signs of levelling off in recent weeks. if you look at infection rates in manchester for the week ending the 12th of october, manchester was running at a58 infections per 100,000 people will stop in comparison, nottingham was at 880, and derry and strabane in northern ireland was at more than 1000. but in many ways, it is not the number of infections that matters, it is how many people falsely as ill with the coronavirus and end up being
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hospitalised. —— falsely a yes. if you have a big group of students who are fit and well, if they all get ill, it is not going to have a massive impact on the health service but if the infection spreads to those who are elderly all have underlying health conditions, that situation can change very quickly. dominic, many thanks. vicki joins me now. any signs out of this impasse? there has been some more talks today between andy burnham, the mayor, and ed lister, who is in the prime minister's office. those talks are described as constructive. i think it is worth remembering why this is happening. the government does not wa nt to happening. the government does not want to impose another national lockdown. they don't think that all areas of england need it so they are going for these individual approaches. downing street says they prefer approaches. downing street says they p refer to approaches. downing street says they prefer to have that local agreement and of course they want people to follow the rules when they are eventually brought in, so they do wa nt to eventually brought in, so they do want to have that local agreement as they have done with other areas.
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don't forget, lancashire and liverpool city region have already reached terms of an agreement and it has involved money and i think that is where we are going to end up coming here, if this is to be sorted out. i am sure the chancellor will have to reach into his pocket once again. interestingly, andy burnham was talking about parliament setting a broaderframework was talking about parliament setting a broader framework so that if you are going into tier 3, the highest of the restrictions, then you know what financial support there will be because the problem is, doing it locally and regionally, individually, it is taking a long time to make these decisions which of course delays are some very important decisions that have to happen. 0f important decisions that have to happen. of course, don't forget, national government can ultimately impose this if it wants to. vicki young, there. rallies have been taking place in a number of french cities, to express outrage over the beheading of a teacher in a suspected islamist attack. samuel paty was killed near paris on friday, after showing pupils cartoons of the prophet muhammad during a lesson on freedom
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of speech. 0ur paris correspondent lucy williamson reports. applause once again around the figure of marianne, a sea of defiance. this statue, this square, a homing point for a nation whose values have come under attack. since his death on friday, samuel paty, like others before him, has become a symbol of france itself. translation: it's important to be here today to show our collective strength because that's what can help us follow our principles during tough times. the prime minister, jean castex arrived in place de la republique with a mask printed with the french flag. his message on twitter today read, you won't scare us, we are france. the newest slogan on posters here, "i am samuel" or simply, "i am a teacher", an echo of the rallying cry sparked by the attacks on charlie
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hebdo five years ago. this sombre rally is a show of unity in the wake of samuel paty‘s death but it's also proof of the power of social media to deliver a message and bring people together. the same power that enabled a one—man campaign against a local teacher to spiral out of control. samuel paty was killed by a man who knew him only through social media, the result of an online campaign launched by an outraged parent and spread quickly outside the area. across france, tens of thousands of people have joined the rallies in his name. a man who stood for the values of the nation, remembered today by a nation standing with him. a convicted killer who helped to stop a terror attack near london bridge last november is to be considered for parole ten months early. steven gallant was on day release when he intervened to end usman khan's attack, which left two cambridge graduates dead. saskia jones and jack merritt knew gallant from their work
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in prison rehabilitation. with little more than two weeks to go to the us presidential election, donald trump has been campaigning in the battleground states that will decide this contest. one of the most important is pennsylvania, which unexpectedly became trump country four years ago. the state lies in the old industrial heartland, which is home to many of the president's rural and rust belt supporters. nick bryant reports now from the state that could decide the election. an ugly american election is being fought amidst this beautiful american landscape. what often feels like a shared continent occupied by warring tribes. this is the trump house in rural pennsylvania. a site of pilgrimage for a political base that often exhibits a near cult—like devotion, a shrine decorated with the iconography of the modern day american right. its owner, leslie rossi,
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points to how the republicans have registered more than twice as many new voters in pennsylvania as the democrats, a portent of victory. they love what president trump has done, that he kept his word, that he kept his promises, that he did all the things he said, or tried to. he is, you know, the people's president and they get that. this is the post—industrial landscape that provided the seedbed for the trump presidency. the rusting steel works became echo chambers for the slogan "make america great again." but this year, he has not come up with a ringing phrase that has reverberated through these valleys. the 2020 election is not a rerun of the 2016 election. donald trump is not an insurgent, he is the incumbent. he has a record to defend. and then there's that question that often decides presidential contests — is the country better off now than it was
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four years ago? some plants have seen new investment, but the steel industry now employs almost 2,000 fewer workers than it did four years ago, largely as a result of the trump trade war. this is not coming back. places like this will never come back. this style of manufacturing that existed throughout the 20th century is gone. has donald trump revived these communities? no, not in the way these communities wanted to be revived. manufacturing has not come back. steel has not come back and it won't. the political rationale forjoe biden‘s candidacy was that he was the democrat best placed to win back white voters in the rust belt, former trump supporters like chuck. in 2020, i think it is a perfect storm forjoe biden because i think people were tired. they want to see normalcy back in this country.
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they want to see decency. they want to see this hatred stop. they want to see this country united and i think all of that together is going to bring joe biden the presidency. many voters here still cling to the nostalgic nationalism that donald trump offers, and view him as a president of american resurgence. but are there enough of them in these broken communities to win him four more years? nick bryant, bbc news, pennsylvania. with all the sport now, here's 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. we've had two results so far in the premier league, both finished 1—1. sheffield united and fulham was all square, so too a feisty encounter at selhurst park between crystal palace and brighton. patrick gearey reports. many rivalries come from geography but crystal palace and brighton's is rooted in history. their grudge began with struggling and strife in
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70s. this is a different age, one where barely noticed challenges can be punished with penalties, confirmed by scored by wilfried zaha,1—0, palace. the confirmed by scored by wilfried zaha, 1—0, palace. the seagulls kept flapping at the wrong moment. they had had 16 shots and not scored when in the 90th minute, alexis mac allister smashed home, lucky number 17. brighton sensed they could still win itand 17. brighton sensed they could still win it and lewis dunk got a bit carried away and got a red card. even in these strange times, this is still a derby. this season has been frequently punctuated by penalties, and here was one for fulham and alexandra metric against sheffield united but that rather sums up their start. four games, no points, so what are time for ademola lookman to ta ke what are time for ademola lookman to take charge of things. perhaps the turning point fulham needed but it was about to pivot against them again. var spotted another misdirected alexandra mitra kit, penalty, and billy sharp snatched a point for sheffield united. patrick gearey, bbc news. w've seen gareth bale back in a tottenham shirt today. the wales captain left spurs
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for real madrid seven years ago for a then record fee and returned on loan last month. he started on the bench against west ham. spurs scored inside the first minute thanks to heung—min son, harry kane has also scored twice, they lead 3—0 in the second half. aston villa face leicester later. arsenal's vivianne miedema has become the women's super league record goal—scorer the netherlands international scored a hatrick international scored a hat—trick to take her up to 52 for arsenal. they thrashed tottenham 6—1 to maintain their perfect start to the season and stay top of the table. british cyclist tao geoghegan hart has won stage 15 at the giro d'italia. it was a fifth stage victory for his ineos grenadiers team and he is now up to fourth, almost three minutes behind the portuguesejoao almeida who retained the leader's pink jersey. rugby union now and new zealand have edged ahead in their bledisloe cup series against australia at a packed eden park stadium. after last week's draw, the all blacks overpowered the wallabies 27—7 thanks in part to caleb clarke. already being labelled as the next jonah lomu, the 21—year—old,
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on his first test start, played a big part in their fourth try. there's more on the bbc sport website but that's it from me. that's it, we're back with the late news at ten. now on bbc one, it's time for the news where you are. 00:52:15,124 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 goodbye.
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