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previously been honoured. for this four—year—old belgian malinois, retirement in dorset now beckons. kuno has certainly earned it. tim muffet, bbc news. hasn't he just? time for a look at the weather. here's matt taylor. thank you. part of western scotland, northern ireland and northern england have had a stinker of a few days, weather—wise. we have seen three inches of rain for yesterday morning, but things will change over the next 20 pirellis. it is comparatively mild, temperatures uk wide around 12 degrees today, but by friday you will be lucky to get above cited most parts of the country. you will be digging out the warm jackets, de—icer scraper and
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spitting on yourfog lights. this weather front has been spitting on yourfog lights. this weatherfront has been producing spitting on yourfog lights. this weather front has been producing the problems in western scotland and northern ireland, more heavyweight this afternoon that it will start to ease this evening. rain at times across scotland and into cumbria, much of england and wales will be dry, temperatures could peak at around 14. quite a mild night for england and wales but turning right across the north and west of england and wales as that what apprentice finally on the move, clearer and colder conditions for scotland and northern ireland, temperatures dropping low enough for frosting some sheltered areas but first free for england and wales, temperatures not dropping below ten or ii for some. the big picture on wednesday, the weather front is with us, it will slowly move eastwards. this wave to the south—west will delay its clearance. things brightening to the north and west of england and wales, sunny spells with some showers in scotland and northern
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ireland, staying clarity through some seven counties of england and east anglia, but the mildest of the air is clinging on. temperatures into single figures for most as we finish tomorrow afternoon. with clear skies and colder air, widespread frost through wednesday night into thursday morning, full parts of south—west scotland, northern ireland and northern england, there could be fog. it will bea england, there could be fog. it will be a struggle to shift for some, but says they will be crisp and clear, al—abadi and to autumn, some local blinkers about the english channel, more cloud to the hebrides but temperatures continue to drop, one oi’ temperatures continue to drop, one or two spots are still around 506. fog will be a greater issue on friday morning more widely across the country, that will stop the rise in temperature, staying home this weekend, sunshine and cloud but for western scotland and northern
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ireland, compared to the last two days it is looking much drier. find out the details on the bbc weather app and the website. thank you. a reminder of our top story. donald trump accepts a formal transition should begin forjoe biden to take office. but he doesn't concede — and says the fight goes on. that's all from the bbc news at one — so it's goodbye from me, and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. hello, there. you're watching bbc news. i'm 0lly foster at the bbc sport centre. the chairman of the english football league, rick parry, says the return of fans will be a lifeline for many clubs. up to 4,000 will be allowed to attend matches from next wednesday, when the lockdown in england is lifted. there are 21 fixtures scheduled for tuesday,
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but those could be moved to get fans into those games, as well. it has taken everybody a little bit by surprise. we weren't really expecting anything before christmas. there is a lot of work to do quite quickly and it is really important that we get this right. we have a number of games taking place on the ist of december. in theory we will be as flexible as we can if they can be as flexible as we can if they can be moved to the second, but we don't know which clubs will be in which tier yet. i think it is one step at a time. the champions league returns tonight. chelsea can qualify for the last 16 if they beat renne and the other result in their group goes their way. they beat the french side 3—0 at stamford bridge earlier this month. frank lampard's side are unbeaten so far, with seven points at the halfway stage. if they can qualify with two games to spare, it would be useful considering the busy fixture list
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they've got coming up. ijust look at i just look at the scheduled through december and it is brutal. we are doing a job that we love and we want to play regularly, but some of the game is particularly around christmas at the moment, i hope it changes. we are due to play arsenal on boxing day and aston villa two days later. first of all we need to prepare to win this game. if we were to make one step into the next round it would be an opportunity to maybe look at players that need game minutes or to rest players, but we would still want to win this group. it's a bit tighter in manchester united's group. they are top, but only with six points after losing in istanbul to bashak—sheheer a few weeks ago. they play the turkish side at old trafford tonight. we need at least ten points to go through, definitely. it may be even
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likely that you would have to have 12 points, so we are going to go into this game trying to win it, of course, then try to win it well with a good performance, because we have games coming thick and fast. because we have games coming thick and fast. the draw‘s been made for the last 32 in the women's champions league. chelsea, the reigning super league champions, will face the portuguese champions benfica. manchester city also enter the competiton at this stage and they will face swedish side gothenburg. the two—legged knockout ties will take place next month. glasgow city, who came through qualifying, face sparta prague. british number one johanna konta is back with herformer coach dimitri zavialoff. the frenchman's input saw her reach the the semi—finals of the french open, as well as the wimbledon and the us 0pen quarterfinals last year. they parted company this summer due
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to a change in his personal circuimstances, but they will team up again next year. that's all the sport for now, but there's much more on the bbc sport website, including sir andy murray's comments that lewis hamilton deserves a knighthood. the mass coronavirus testing pilot in liverpool is deemed to have been enough of a success that yesterday the roll—out was announced for all of england's tier 3 areas — the highest risk places in the country. the prime minister has also announced that students would be tested before they return home for christmas. newsnight‘s katie razzall has been asking what we've learnt from mass testing in liverpool, and how much take up of the test there actually is. even ina even in a pandemic, with the stadium close to fans, the most die—hard still turned up outside and failed to see their heroes role in the. still turned up outside and failed to see their heroes role in thelj just want to get in there and start
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saying the games again. just want to get in there and start saying the games againm just want to get in there and start saying the games again. if the government right, the mass testing parroting piloted in liverpool could help these fans into the stadium. you give your details, 30 minutes later you get your results. yeah, i think it's brilliant. obviously, some people don't agree with testing. some people have got conspiracy theories, etc, but i try to tell my mates to go and get tested. some of them are reluctant. lam being tested. some of them are reluctant. i am being tested myself, yeah. tested. some of them are reluctant. lam being tested myself, yeah. i will go down and get a test because the sooner we can go back to normality the better, really. i miss going to games. i used to go to every home game. the prime minister and its daily tests for people who tested positive in liverpool to get out of quarantine faster. liverpool style rapid mass testing will be offered to all local authorities with the highest infection rates. borisjohnson said this could allow those who test negative greater
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freedoms. the premier league champions, their city is now saying the champion of testing. in some of the champion of testing. in some of the most deprived communities in the city, to take of testing has been very low. we understand enough about covid that appraise most of the poorest households, yet in liverpool it seems those are the very people that aren't being reached. in poorer areas, more disadvantaged areas, that take—up areas, more disadvantaged areas, that ta ke—up level areas, more disadvantaged areas, that take—up level is as low as 4%, so that take—up level is as low as 4%, so there is a real effort from the local authority and public health officials taking place to encourage people to come forward, to engage. is there a reason why some people aren't? dan supports the effort here to try to local transmission, but he has criticised the government for funding for the poorest to do the right thing. over 8096 of people who
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have applied for at the stop isolation grant has been rejected. this is one of the most deprived areas of the country. you can play your part —— part unless you are financially secure to do so. if the government intends to rule out any form of mass testing, it must address the economic issues facing the poorest people in society. the testing centres we visited look very quiet. the council told newsnight in the two weeks since the pilot started, more than 800 asymptomatic people have been picked up who would otherwise have been missed, but it accepted take—up of testing has been varied and dissenting teams like to speak to residents face—to—face. this gp says despite all the hard work of the groin, the mass testing programme can't yet be a model to follow until the harder to reach communities sign up.|j follow until the harder to reach communities sign up. i worry that this is a missed opportunity. we have too many people in hospital, too many people in intensive care.
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if we can't get more people tested, if it is only the worried well in affluent areas who go to be tested, then actually, we won't do what is needed to get the city out of the mess it is in. outside a supermarket in one of the less affluent parts of the city, we find paul, who has lost many friends to the virus. since this started, 13 people that i know personally, god help them. most people have been for the test, they are too scared. they don't want to harm other people, they don't want to lose theirjob. you have to isolate behind your door, but that means each week that you're behind your door is a weak class of money you're getting. some here say that the evidence on merseyside means it is too soon to be used as a working example that the rest of the country should follow, and there are other
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reservations, too. newsnight understands that local authorities across the north of england have been pushing back against the government because my clients to write wider mass testing. they have argued that a better approach would be to use the rapid testing being piloted here in liverpool to target specific groups, for example key workers or people in high—riskjobs. the society that represents local authority chief executives told newsnight the best way to deliver more testing is for the government to work with councils to target it at those groups. it says liverpool style testing of all populations would the enormous extra funding and manpower councils are yet to see. with the prime minister announcing a surge of mass testing, it appears they are losing that argument. as we've been hearing, people in england face an anxious wait to see how restricted they will be in the run—up to christmas, but news that the national lockdown will end next wednesday has at least brought some early festive cheer. so what's the mood in the country
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after the latest covid curbs announcement? jayne mccubbin has been finding out. in england, they're getting ready to open up again, non—essential shops back in business. it will be absolutely great to open the doors again. we'll be able to trade as normally as possible. people can come in and browse, and just get back to doing christmas and making it as magical as we can. gyms will reopen places of worship, hairdressers, beauticians, hospitality too. you know, it's been tough. so to be back open, to have faces, music, voices back in there, for christmas as well, willjust be wonderful. but be warned, this will be far from business as usual, with the return of a tougher tier system. simon's cafe and others like it will reopen only in areas out of the most restrictive tier 3, and those tiers won't be announced until thursday. this is a week away for england. there's been queues for clothes in wales, after they emerged
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from theirfirebreak. borisjohnson knows excitement is building about the prospect, the possibility of any kind of christmas. many of us want and need christmas with our families. we feel after this year we deserve it. but this is not the moment to let the virus rip for the sake of christmas parties. tis the season to be jolly, but it's also the season to be jolly careful. especially with elderly relatives. despite the caution, nicola sturgeon confirmed a uk agreement to relax restrictions for christmas is days away. i think that's going to really help people, i think, in terms ofjust their mental health. i think that's so important. i feel it might be just a bit too early for that. and it's going to be lovely at christmas, but it's the after effects in january and february, that worries me.
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this was the marsh family back in march. their rendition of one more day made them a lockdown sensation. today, they urged people to hold on forjust a few more months. yeah, fundamentally, heart says, would love to see people, head says, i want lots more christmases with all of those people, and so if we need to, we just have to — i think you said the other day, take it on the chin. to use a football analogy like we're 1—0 up now, with vaccines and testing. and so when you're 1—0 up in the last five minutes, you don't go and try and score another goal. you organize and you hang on to what you've got. after the first national lockdown, the prime minister said a second was an unlikely nuclear option. yesterday, there was a new promise. the national restrictions in england will end on the 2nd of december, and they will not be renewed.
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hollow words forjamie, who lost his dad to covid at the start of the first wave. he has little confidence in what lies ahead. i think all this is extremely difficult. we've seen the tiered system before. we've seen it fail. that's how we end up in a second lockdown that wasn't supposed to happen. and whilst promised again that we're not going to go into a third, i think frankly and personally speaking, it feels pretty disingenuous to be alternating between extreme restrictions and then liberalising. i can't see any other way, other thanjust prolonging this is back and forth. my dad passed away right at the end of march, the 29th of march. and frankly, what i've seen since then is isjust failing to get a grasp of the mistakes that caused dad's death amongst tens of thousands of others. and almost a refusal to admit that mistakes have been made, makes it almost impossible to learn from those mistakes. even with a vaccine on the horizon, the prime minister has warned a long, hard winter lies ahead.
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the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have been a source of anxiety for many of us, but charities say people with obsessive compulsive disorder have been particularly badly affected. 0cd action has told the bbc that it has seen an unprecedented rise in those needing support for the condition in the last three months. divya talwar has been speaking to one sufferer. i have to clean this door handle until my 0cd tells me to stop, otherwise i'm going to die. jothunior needs to clean this door at least 100 times, otherwise he thinks he'll catch coronavirus. he has obsessive compulsive disorder, or 0cd, around a fear of contamination from germs. he has managed his 0cd for years, but, since the pandemic, it has taken over his life. now, the reason why i use the prongs is because i can't touch the food myself with my hands and i can't have it touch the sides, otherwise i'll throw it away. my 0cd is saying take this one.
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so if i go for this one, i'm feeling very sick and very scared that i'm going to die if i touch it. john has been keeping these video diaries to show how 0cd affects him in almost everything he does. now i'm going to wash my hands. 0cd is an anxiety disorder where people likejohn have unwanted, obsessive and intrusive thoughts or images that can drive them to carry out compulsive behaviours again and again, to try and get rid of the anxiety caused by the thoughts. i am going to do it four times. it is like a constant conflict in your mind between the intrusive thoughts and yourself. it is alarming, it is distressing, it's numbing. it makes me anxious every single day. i have panic attacks over it. it's just horrible. i hate it. i really, really do hate it. and the coronavirus has made it worse. you know, my germ contamination, if i touch something, if i don't touch something, if i don't do something
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in a certain way i'll die. and i'm frightened of it. since the start of this pandemic, many people have found dealing with their 0cd much harder. charities have told us they have seen a big increase in people turning to them for help. 0cd action's helpline supported more than 1500 people between may tojuly of this year. that is more than double the number over the same period last year. we have seen an unprecedented demand for all of our services, with over 100% increase in demand across the board. and we think, largely, that is due to lockdown and the impact that has had on people in terms of isolation and the fears that lockdown is causing in terms of uncertainty. tuna. i have to use a spoon to get it out, because i can't tip it in, because if it hits the sides... 0cd is treatable, but proper help on the nhs isn't always
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available immediately. john's on medication and has tried therapy. he's found helping others with 0cd by sharing his own challenges online allows him to manage his condition better. divya talwar, bbc news. the government must make clear how it will protect leaseholders from having to pay towards removing flammable cladding from their homes, mps say. the commons housing committee said a £1.6 billion fund set up after the grenfell fire was not enough to cover the cost of the repairs needed. 0ur reporter tom symonds has more. last year, the bbc reported on the huge bills faced by leaseholders at this south london block, which has dangerous cladding. £2 million plus to put it right. but 18 months later, with work under way, a government fund has offered them just £50,000. new laws are coming designed to make sure the current crisis never happens again.
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but mps on the housing committee say that first the government needs to help the tens of thousands of people facing hefty repair bills. when the building saftety minister, lord greenhalgh, came to the select committee when we were taking evidence on this bill, he said, affordable. when we asked him what it meant, well, it would mean something that didn't bankrupt an individual. i'm sorry, that's not good enough, because that could still leave leaseholders paying bills running into thousands of pounds. and the new bill actually includes provisions for an additional building safety charge, which flat owners might have to pay on top of their service charge for future work. the mps say under no circumstances should it be used to sort out the safety problems of the past. the government has made £1.6 billion available. sounds a lot, but costs are spiralling. and ministers say they are looking at developing affordable solutions,
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and they'll provide more details in due course. tom symonds, bbc news. england's education secretary acted unlawfully in scrapping a string of legal protections for children in care, appeal court judges have ruled. they said gavin williamson should have consulted with the children's commissioner and other groups before scrapping 65 safeguards for children. the court found that consulting such bodies would have been "manifestly in the interest of vulnerable children". parliament did not debate the changes, which were introduced in april. the government has yet to comment on the ruling. scotland is today expected to become the first country in the world to make ‘period products' freely available for women and girls. holyrood will vote later on legislation to introduce items such as tampons and sanitary pads forfree in public buildings. there was originally opposition to the plan, with ministers arguing the cost could exceed the estimated £9.7 million a year. china has launched a mission to try to retrieve rock samples from the moon using a robotic spacecraft, which blasted
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off last night. it's more than a0 years since the americans and the soviets brought home lunar rock and soil for analysis. 0ur science correspondent jonathan amos reports. another lunar mission for china. the country's already sent four highly successful space projects to the moon. two that circled the body to take pictures, and two that landed and released small—wheeled vehicles. but chinese engineers know this latest endeavor will be by far their most challenging, because the chang'e—5 spacecraft is going to try to pick up rocks off the moon's surface and bring them home. that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. it's more than a0 years since the apollo astronauts hopped across the lunar terrain. they collected more than 300 kilos of rock to analyse in earth laboratories. from those samples, we learned
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a lot about when and how the moon might have formed, as well as other key events in the early history of the solar system. the new chang'e—5 rocks should fill out that story. we visited the moon nine times before, six times with human beings and three times with robotic landers. from those places we visited, most of them were across the equator of the moon. but chang'e—5 is going through a completely new region. it's visiting a lava—field area in the north western region of the moon. china has been steadily building its skill with space robotics, but it's also now launching astronauts. these men and women are working initially in space modules in orbit around the earth. china hopes soon to have its own permanent space station this decade. the ambition, however, is to venture further afield, and the chang'e—5 sample return mission employs basically the same technical concepts you'd use to put chinese astronauts on the moon, and then bring them home safely. jonathan amos, bbc news.
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production on the delayed sixth series of line of duty has finally finished, after it was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. series creatorjed mercurio tweeted to say "that's a wrap. 82 days of shooting with the covid shutdown in between, but we made it, thanks to our brilliant cast and crew. not a single day's filming lost, and 100—plus colleagues finished the shoot in good health." imagine this. you're walking your new puppy in the local park when, suddenly, he's snatched by an alligator and pulled under water — what would you do? it was a dilemma faced by richard willbanks in florida, who didn't hesitate to dive in after his king charles spaniel. you can see richard wrestle with the alligator, prising open its jaws, allowing little gunner to escape unharmed. and he did it all without dropping the cigar in his mouth!
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now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. hello. it has been a pretty wet day so farfor most hello. it has been a pretty wet day so far for most of you. it has been a mild day, round about 12 degrees across the uk with some science sunshine. the colder air at the moment is waiting to the north—west of this weather front, which is buckling across northern ireland and the west of scotland, keeping it wet here for a few more hours. things will improve tonight. it will turn better this evening in north—west england and across parts of western wales. the further south and east you are, clearer skies to finish the day with temperatures of 12 or 13. signs of the cold weather pushing into scotland and northern ireland tonight. the weather front will move
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across wales and the midlands by the time we have tomorrow morning. to the south and east of that we have a mild night in store, to the north and west it will be fresher with a bit of frost for one or two places. 0n bit of frost for one or two places. on to wednesday, the weather front is pushing its way southwards and eastwards. it will be cloudy across southern and eastern counties of england with outbreaks of rain at times, including through the midlands. the odd heavier burst possible. lots of sunshine north of that, but are much colder feel with temperatures in single figures. with the colder air in place forjust about all of us going into wednesday night, widespread frost to take us into thursday morning and some dense patches of fog. parts of western scotland, northern ireland and north—west england. some of that may linger around all day for some sheltered valleys. for most on
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thursday will be a crisp and bright day with plenty of sunshine. clyde lingering on the english channel, mild conditions in the channel islands. there will be more in the way of problems with fog going into friday morning. frost quite widely, too. it will stay cool through friday and way into the weekend. most friday and way into the weekend. m ost pla ces friday and way into the weekend. most places dry with a fair bit of clwyd, one or two showers, but some of you met a gay —— clwyd, one or two showers, but some of you meta gay —— might clwyd, one or two showers, but some of you met a gay —— might get away with a bit of sunshine, too.
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this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines: donald trump accepts a formal transition should begin forjoe biden to take office but still doesn't concede and says the fight goes on. as the health secretary confirms that things should get back to normal after easter — we're still waiting for news on the four nations' plans for christmas test negative and we'll reduce your quarantine — the new rules for people travelling to england from abroad. the parents of harry dunn lose a high court challenge against the foreign office after an american woman was allowed to leave britain following his fatal road accident. it is upsetting, of course it is, but it is just another blip. we've come across many of them. yes, we have. so we're going to keep going. from the history section to the crime section — the missing darwin notebooks that cambridge university library now

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