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tv   Breakfast  BBC News  December 16, 2020 6:00am-9:01am GMT

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good morning, and welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines at 8: you decide — the government urges caution but resists calls to scrap the relaxed approach to covid rules at christmas. it is not for government to tell people exactly how to handle this good morning welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. situation, but it is to offer them our headlines today: clear guidance. bell rings last orders caution at chrismas — in london but the rest of england tougher guidance over celebrating waits to hear its fate safely is expected but no final decision yet discussions as regional tiers are reviewed. between the four nations continue. good morning. the christmas lights are twinkling. there is some beer brewing over there. now the only last orders in london but the rest of england waits to hear its fate thing this place needs as customers. as regional tiers are reviewed. iamat thing this place needs as customers. i am at one of 38,000 businesses teetering in tier 3, and hoping that there will be a change. good morning! the christmas lights and concussion substitutions in football from january. trials are expected to be approved are twinkling, their beer is today — following pressure brewing. all they need now is on the sport to do more customers. i am at a business in to protect players. west yorkshire, one of thousands teetering in tier 3 hoping for a
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so, i see robin and jeremy here so change. and concussion substitutions it is one rule for one and one rule in football from january. trials are expected to be approved for everyone else. today following pressure on the sport to do more to protect players. alison steadman willjoin us to tell us about her latest sitcom, # singing carols on your doorstep set during lockdown. on december the 16th... good morning. some of us have seen some beautiful sunrises this morning # rejoice, rejoice, emmanuel shall whilst others have had wet and windy come to the from israel # and spreading some socially distanced cheer — we'll be live conditions, and those conditions in on a street in shrewsbury to hear the west will move across all areas why we we should all sing carols on our doorsteps tonight. through the day followed by blustery showers. more details in ten good morning! for many of us a mild minutes. start to the day but through the day what you will find is the rain in it's wednesday the 16th december. the west will travel eastwards and our top story. people need to use their personal gusty winds will push east and ease judgment over christmas plans, the a touch through the day. all the housing secretary robert jenrick details in ten minutes. told this programme. he said the government cannot legislate for it's wednesday the 16th december. every eventuality. our top story. the government is resisting calls tougher warnings about the dangers to scrap plans for more relaxed of mixing over christmas will be covid rules over christmas. issued by the four nations, our political correspondent iain but it's understood the rules allowing three households to meet watson joins us from westminster. are unlikely to change. there are ongoing discussions, but people will be urged to think do you sense there will be a big carefully about spending time with elderly relatives change? i don't think there will be
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and travelling long distances — it's after health experts said a big change in terms of tone. there the planned relaxation would "cost lives". will be a meeting of the four our political correspondent nations and devolved administrations nick eardley reports. and the cabinet office minister after a year in which few michael gove this morning to discuss things have been normal, what should happen against a christmas is going to backdrop of rising infections in be different, too. some parts of the country over gone are the office parties and big christmas, but what looks like the gatherings of family and friends. most likely option is that the law there are plans to relax some rules will not be changed or tightened and to allow limited mixing people be given clear guidance and advice about the potential risks but with cases rising in many areas, some have called for a rethink, they may be posing as they travel saying the decision around the country. people will be could cost lives. asked to think twice about visiting will we still get christmas, prime minister? elderly relatives, and perhaps being leaders from across the uk held encouraged to stay local if at all talks yesterday and it looks like the rules will still be possible. on this programme the relaxed for christmas. community secretary robertjenrick made it very clear that the in england, there is no plan for a change of heart government's thinking was to say, in and it is understood to be likely effect, trust your own judgment.” other parts of the uk will stick to the plan, too. strongly feel that this is something the final decisions are still to be where members of the public need to made but if confirmed that use their own judgment, that would allow three households to form government can set a legal a christmas bubble for five days, framework, and we have done, and starting from 23rd of december. that applies across the whole of the uk, but we can't legislate for every
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but the government is expected eventuality, and everything that is to tell us all to be very cautious. happening in peoples lives, so it is in the next few days, very important that people reach ministers are likely to urge the public to limit social contact their own informed judgment about what is right for them and their in the days before forming a bubble, to think carefully about mixing family and, as you say, those are with elderly or at—risk relatives, the conversations happening right and to stay close to home now. these conversations happening for christmas if possible. in households, but there are there will be more talks conversations going on in the health on the plans later this morning. service community, the bmj, the politicians are likely to be telling health service journal, us all to have a cautious christmas this year. service community, the bmj, the health servicejournal, a joint editorial for the second time in 100 nick eardley, bbc news, westminster. yea rs editorial for the second time in 100 years coming together to say that the government's decision on relaxation over christmas was rash and could cost lives. labor leader talking about that throughout the sir keir starmer said there should programme this morning. be reviewed in light of the data, we'll be speaking with the housing and communities secretary, robertjenrick at 7:30am. and that if restrictions had to be strict tier 3 coronavirus measures tightened then he would back it, but have come into force for almost 11 million people in greater london, on the other side of this, the first and parts of essex and hertfordshire. minister of wales has been involved pubs, restaurants and cafes have had in the discussions, mark drakeford, to close but they can offer takeaways or deliveries instead, saying that effectively politicians while indoor entertainment face a saying that effectively politicians facea grim venues like cinemas saying that effectively politicians face a grim choice either way, if and theatres have to shut. john mcmanus reports. they restrict christmas that might affect people's mental health and certainly the view about the uk
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government is that, having promised it looked festive, and the crowds this, they now have to deliver on it and the traffic were out in force and if we were not to, that would last night in the capital. but, as the tier 3 deadline loomed, undermine people's faith in the the mood among some of the diners and drinkers of london's west end, rules and cause more problems into the new year. ian watson with a turned to one of resignations. unfortunately it is a measure round—up of the many dilemmas that the government has to take, are happening. thank you. but we are going to hopefully make the most of it tonight. strict tier 3 coronavirus measures have come into force even if you don't like for almost eleven million people the government, you just hope that they have enough good in greater london, and parts scientists that are telling them of essex and hertfordshire. pu bs, restau ra nts a nd cafes the right thing to do. have had to close — i have lost people in my life, but they can offer takeaways but the reality is, if people do or deliveries instead, while indoor entertainment venues die, and if a lot more people dying, like cinemas and theatres have to shut. of other things, then this disease, john mcmanus reports. or whatever they are calling it, it's a joke, it's a scandal. it looked festive, and the crowds and the traffic were out in force what is the point in living if we are not allowed last night in the capital. to be social beings, if we are not allowed but, as the tier 3 deadline loomed, to interact with each other? if we are not allowed to engage the mood among some of the diners with each other and have fun? there is no point to life and drinkers of london's west end if we are not with other people. turned to one of resignation. the government, though, has made its decision. unfortunately it is a measure and, as the night wore on, london's the government has to take, but we are going to hopefully make time in tier 2 finally ran out. the most of it tonight. last orders at the bar, last orders! even if you don't like the government, you just hope that they have good scientists
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that are telling them the right thing to do. cheering i have lost people in my life, but the reality is, people do die, and if a lot more people dying, of other things, then this disease, so, it's last orders or whatever they are calling it, here on the streets of the capital it's a joke, it's a scandal. and it's a time of year when bars, what is the point in living restaurants and pubs should be if we are not allowed to be social beings, making most of their money, if we are not allowed to interact with each other? and for those who enjoy a christmas if we are not allowed to engage with each other and have fun? tipple, there is no idea yet when they might there is no point to life be able to come back. if we are not with other people. parts of essex and hertfordshire the government, though, have also moved to the tightest restrictions, which many people has made its decision. in swathes of the midlands, and, as the night wore on, london's the north—east and the north—west are already living under. time in tier 2 finally ran out. today, the government will review whether other parts of england last orders at the bar, last orders! will need to move between tiers. and although venues such as these cheering can offer takeaway food and drink, for many, the only option will be to pack up, for now. so, it's last orders john mcmanus, bbc news. here on the streets of the capital and at a time of year when bars, people from ethnic minority restaurants and pubs should be backgrounds or lower incomes are less likely to take making most of their money, the coronavirus vaccine in the uk, and for those who enjoy a christmas according to new research. tipple, there is no idea yet when they might the royal society for public health be able to come back. found that more than three—quarters parts of essex and hertfordshire of white people would take the jab,
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have also moved to the tightest compared with just over half restrictions, which many people of people from ethnic minorities. in swathes of the midlands, the north—east and the north—west our community affairs correspondent are already living under. adina campbell reports. today, the government will review whether other parts of england the impact of coronavirus on people from black, will need to move between tiers. asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds has caused a great deal and although venues such as these of anxiety and distress over can offer takeaway food and drink, for many, the only option will be the last few months. to pack up, for now. but with the vaccine out john mcmanus, bbc news. inside many of us are now starting people from ethnic minority backgrounds or lower incomes but with the vaccine now in sight many of us are now starting are less likely to take to breathe a sigh of relief. the coronavirus vaccine in the uk — some, though, are still fearful. that's according to new research. i am not against people the royal society for public health found that having it, but we all have more than three—quarters of white our own personal views. people would take the jab, so far, it is god that is protecting me, i am compared with just over half under his divine protection. of people from ethnic minorities. i will never catch any disease. i will take the vaccine england's vaccines minister, nadhim zahawi, has warned because there is no problem against anti—vaccination messages. and no consequence. i will take it and protect my family. european countries have tightened restrictions if it has a chip in it to track ahead of christmas — following record daily cases people, that's the reason and deaths this month. i wouldn't go for it. the netherlands has announced where have you heard this vaccine has got a chip? a new five—week lockdown from the whatsapp. and in germany all shops and schools the vaccine doesn't contain a chip will close from today.
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and the government says we should be france has also replaced cautious of misinformation its second national lockdown and conspiracy theories. with a new night—time curfew — people won't be able i see even with my two kids, people sending whatsapp videos to leave their homes and all sorts of messages. between eight o'clock at night and six o'clock in the morning. if you don't know where the bell at washington national that is coming from, then it's very likely cathedral in the us capital to be inaccurate. this is an incredibly has rung to mourn the country's 300,000 deaths well—developed, scientific from coronavirus. bell tolls endeavour, and i'd urge everyone — take the information, read it, look at it and make your mind up. visitors were invited to watch researchers say the evidence online as the bell tolled. is clear — with higher death rates the dean of the cathedral, in these communities, randolph marshall hollerith, coupled with under—representation in clinical trials, scientists said things like wearing a mask would help prevent the cathedral insist getting vaccinated from having to mark is the safest way to the next grim milestone. help end the pandemic. adina campbell, bbc news. rail fares will rise more than expected next year, european countries have tightened but the above—inflation hike won't come into effect restrictions ahead of christmas — until march. prices will increase by 2.6%. following record daily cases the government said it reflected "unprecedented taxpayer support" and deaths this month. the netherlands has announced for rail this year — a new five—week lockdown but the transport union, the tssa,
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and in germany all shops and schools has described the news as a will close from today. "kick in the teeth" for passengers. france has also replaced its second national lockdown with a new night—time curfew — they've turned their hand people won't be able to producing tv to leave their homes between eight o'clock at night and six o'clock and now the duke and duchess in the morning. of sussex are giving podcasts a try. prince harry and meghan have signed the bell at washington national a deal with the streaming service cathedral in the us capital has rung spotify, to produce and host podcasts, to mourn the country's 300,000 including a christmas special. deaths from coronavirus. let's have a listen. bell tolls shall we, shall we start? ladies first. no, say it, because i think it sounds really nice with your accent. what, archewell audio? visitors were invited to watch archewell audio. imean...! online as the bell tolled. ready? the dean of the cathedral, shall we? let's go. randolph marshall hollerith, hi, guys, i'm harry... said things like wearing a mask would help prevent the cathedral from having to mark the next grim milestone. and i'm meghan. rail fares will rise more than expected next year, that is all we get, we'll have to but the above—inflation hike won't come into effect until march. see what happens next. i'm sure you know where to find it. carol, you prices will increase by 2.6%. don't have a podcast? i would listen the government said it reflected toa don't have a podcast? i would listen to a carol kirkwood with a podcast "unprecedented taxpayer support" if you were to make one. bless you,
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for rail this year but the transport union, the tssa, dan. i will make onejust has described the news as a "kick if you were to make one. bless you, dan. i will make one just for you! in the teeth" for passengers. the duke and duchess of sussex have signed a deal with the streaming service, good morning, everybody. not spotify, to produce and host particularly cold to start today but podcasts, including you will notice in the west and some a christmas special. parts of the north it is wet and in a trailer, prince harry and meghan promise "different that will cross all areas through perspectives" and interviews the day, with strong winds at the with "amazing people". moment and the strongest exposure in shall we, shall we start? the west and the south but it will ladies first. be gusty today wherever you are, no, say it, because i think it particularly as we go through the sounds really nice with your accent. day, as this weather front moves what, ultra audio? from west to east and the other end archwell audio. of it moves north across scotland. imean...! ready? as you follow this area, it comes shall we? let's go. hi, guys, i'm harry... and i'm meghan. back bringing rain into scotland, northern ireland and north—west there you go! and we have to wait to england through the afternoon. temperatures around 11 celsius. in find out what happens next. well, the afternoon, late afternoon, we shall we find out what is happening have got that reign. it will be with the weather? it's officially progressively moving northwards nice to have your back, by the way. through the rest of day. it will be out of northern ireland, showers in i've missed you all. can we have a flash of the boot? it is so elegant, late afternoon with the rain making
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progress a cross such lovely footwear. i've only been late afternoon with the rain making progress across north—west england. in wales, before sunset, you might as 3000 times a day where you are so see some brightness coming through, as you may across south—west it's nice your back. i've had a foot england, but it will be fleeting, operation to fix it and it is now on because sunset is so much earlier. the mend i am still on crutches but at the same time we have that cloud i'm getting stronger every day. and rain moving to the south—east the mend i am still on crutches but i'm getting stronger every daym is nice to see you hobbling in this and rain moving to the south—east and clearing overnight. overnight, showers around the curse, but some morning. thanks! carroll has been so sweet to me, we've been in touch and of them blowing inland on those gusty winds. some clear skies as well. it will be a cold start to the i really appreciated your messages. day tomorrow than it was this she sent me flowers! morning. tomorrow we have a transient ridge of high pressure great to have you back and you are moving across us. that means it will rocking that boot really well, good be drier with more sunshine and fewer showers, although there will morning. good morning, everybody. still be a few looking around. later in the day cloud will thicken come this morning is pretty wet and windy but for many of us it is quite mild. out towards the west, heralding the arrival of the next weather front. that will introduce thicker cloud most of the rain is in the west but once again and some rain and through the day it'll travel strengthening winds. temperatures eastwards and the strongest and gusty list winds are currently in between 9—13. interestingly, behind the west as well so it'll be quite a gusty day wherever you are. here's this, we started pulling some milder the rain continuing to drift towards the rain continuing to drift towards air, so overnight temperatures will
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the east and also the north. it won't get into the far south—east be higher, than on thursday until much later in the day but afternoon, the maximum temperatures. watch this, this will bring more you are right, that is fascinating. shower outbreaks across northern thank you very much. i closed my ireland and western scotland. these are the afternoon gusts of wind you eyes during that, it felt like a can expect so it'll be quite gusty podcast. it was lovely. dan, you are wherever you are but the strongest gusts are currently in western barking! we will speak to carol areas. it will not be as strong as again in half an hour. that area of low pressure crosses to the east. temperatures today, we are looking at eight in lerwick to about 11 looking at eight in lerwick to about ii pushing down towards the south and south—west. heading on through the evening and overnight, that whilst restrictions may be relaxed weather front makes it into the over the christmas period, the new rules bring challenges about who to south—east before clearing. the bubble with and what is a bubble. curled of showers will continue to pull northwards across scotland and john maguire has been finding out we will see other showers coming how some families are dealing with the dilemma. across the west and south, mainly coastal areas but we could see some it's often an angst—ridden of them blowing in through the time, choosing who to spend christmas with. bristol channel, heading over into but, this year, the stakes are higher than ever. 0xfordshire and temperatures lower the government's decision to allow up to three households to socialise than they are currently. with the between the 23rd and 27th is highly contentious. breeze and wind we are not expecting throughout the uk,
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problems with frost. tomorrow we decisions are being made. start off with a fair showers but we beth purvis has bowel and brain cancer. will also see ridge of high pressure we spoke as she awaited treatment at the royal marsden crosses so we will also see ridge of high pressure crosses so we will have a dry day for most of us, the winds lighter, cancer hospital in london. i'm doing pretty much all right. and the sunshine by the odd shower. in the west the cloud is thickening i've got some side effects, and more rain comes our way and he just general side effects of treatment, which is making me lose my hair a bit. wind picks up. temperatures 9—13 but previous christmases have seen up to 25 people getting together interestingly enough as we go from her extended family. of course, this year will be much smaller. through thursday night into friday but no less important. morning, these temperatures will i really want to see everybody. rise so by friday morning, it could be warmer than it is going to be on and my family would thursday afternoon. really like to see me. because i really don't thank you, we will see later on and know how long i've got. thank you to —— for sending all it would be really nice to think that i would get to next christmas, those flowers on behalf of both of but there is every chance that this us, it was great. i know very well who they were from, carol. did you is my last one. not put my note in, carol? ledbury is buzzing. in the herefordshire town unbelievable! don't you apologise, i of ledbury, it has been another know you send them. frantic day at the waller
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family butcher shop. with the store closed, matt and his dad, dave, told me the first formal review about their plans for christmas. of england's tier system well, i've got my dad coming over will take place today. many people are hoping to our house on christmas morning. it will lead to less restrictions where they live. we would have breakfast with the grandchildren, nina is in west yorkshire and then he's going to have for us this morning. it's currently in tier 3. christmas dinner with my brother. it looks very cosy, good morning! he works with us at our unit, and then we are going to have, for the first time in 18 years, it looks very cosy, good morning! it is so cosy! welcome back, lovely a christmas dinner on our own, to have your lovely voice in my air. me and my wife and my two children. good morning to you and dan. here i my wife said she was a bit concerned. she wanted us altogether am in my natural habitat, a cosy pub because normally matthew at christmas with only a brandy comes over to our house, missing. and customers because this and we would all be together with the grandchildren and all that, is one of 40,000 businesses sitting but by the time we get to christmas, at the moment in tier 3. just a i am shattered! the shop has seen a year like never before. reminder of how we got to this normally it slowly begins. point. back at the beginning of december after the november lockdown early december, people start we entered a new tier system with to realise and get their ideas the third tier being the most around christmas but, by the end of november, restrictive, with many parts of the we have never had so many orders. just a record number of orders. north of england, the and parts of smaller cuts, people the south including london latterly are respecting the guidance, and having smaller groups together, have been included in that. how which makes sense, and obviously, strict is it? pretty strict. no from our point of view,
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household mixing indoors or even in that generates more order numbers. i'll put it on for george. private gardens, in terms of just have a quick look. what is it saying? entertainment, theatres, cinemas, let's have a look. all forms of entertainment have been shut down and down and hotels and laughter restau ra nts ca n serve ta keaway shut down and down and hotels and restaurants can serve takeaway food but nothing indoors. it is having a we are christmas crazy, huge impact on many businesses waiting to find out what happens aren't we, chantelle? later today. then you get some and last but definitely not support through the furlough scheme least, meet the lewises. but that is not enough, many say. albeit just a fraction of the family. julie has been very busy getting tracy and pete have 13 children. this pub ready, hoping that on christmas chaos. saturday it will open after today's christmas day, you walk down stairs, and you all sort meeting. can i enter up to? you of had your own corner. and it was great, you kind didn't sleep a wink last night, did you? how important it is today? of knew, you had a corner. didn't sleep a wink last night, did you? how important it is today7m is important to us because we want it was like, wow, you had the whole the hospitality industry to get back lounge through to the dining area online. we have a lot of supporters was just absolutely full up of bikes, you name it, you know? and fantastic customers and a family but it was always so magical. and as you get older, tea m and fantastic customers and a family team that makes all the customers you really sort of miss that vibe. feel welcome, it is the customers mum and dad got me that make us and we want them back an electric scooter. in here, we want them back where and i was so desperate to try it, they belong, back enjoying their and i knew what i was getting,
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food, enjoying their time with the i went down about three or four o'clock in the morning. i didn't know how to use it, family in somewhere that is safe. and you've got some pictures and a so i made the loudest noise and crashed it into, short video the team have made of like, the tree, or something! all of you keeping your fingers and then dad came shooting down, crossed and saying to the prime it was like, no, minister what? we deserve to be in that's it, christmas is over. you're not having your present. tier 2. we are safe, we go above and that was one of my beyond to make all our customers most best memories. safe, to make the staff safe, and we and now with 22 grandchildren, feeding the family is like a military operation. just want to spend christmas with the people we love. and there is a table over there that in normal a couple of turkeys in the oven cooking from about ten o'clock times people who are elderly and at night on christmas eve. single would come and congregate through to the morning. all of the veg is prepped together so means a lot to people. out the night before. yes because if people are on their we normally serve up about 20 own, they get a chance to spend platefuls of everything. their time with friends they've so it is life to the full. made. it is nice to see them, we are the only people they have and it's this year, instead of having lovely to see them and we have a to choose, the children have bought their parents a night away laugh and a joke. and have a chat to in a local hotel. them. and you had a tough couple of yea rs them. and you had a tough couple of years with your parents not being we are actually going away well, what has the team here, all for christmas day and boxing day, but we are going into our home town
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the family, meant to you? they've of bournemouth, so we are staying in a hotel and having christmas day been very, very supportive. i lost and boxing day and obviously staying over, so to me it will be like my dad... and rachel and the team the honeymoon we never, ever got. for tracy and pete, the first have been so fantastic. they've peaceful christmas for 37 years. given me the time i've needed, for the rest of us, hopefully one they've supported me, they've been that is happy and, most importantly, on the end of the phone, it is a a christmas that is safe. john maguire, bbc news. properfamily on the end of the phone, it is a proper family team here, on the end of the phone, it is a properfamily team here, and i am so going to be part of it. it does feel like one when you walk through the doors. that is what many people in a very different christmas for that hospitality say to us. it isn'tjust family! . we are expecting to hear a job at hospitality say to us. it isn'tjust ajob ata hospitality say to us. it isn'tjust a job at a lifestyle when you work here but the rates in bradford are more guidance around the christmas much higher than the average in bubble in the coming days. england so the government will let's speak now to linda bauld, possibly argue that until rates get who is a professor of public health at the university of edinburgh. lower... coming outside... then they good morning and thank you for joining us. let me pick up on that pointjohn was making at the end of won't be able to bring anybody back to tier 2. we didn't have to wear a mask inside because there are no his piece about safety. we know customers around so we are sticking restrictions will be eased over christmas, so what is your view? to the rules. let's speak to know all. it isn't just to the rules. let's speak to know that's what lots of people are all. it isn'tjust about people who are customerfacing, it thinking, what should we be doing?” all. it isn'tjust about people who are customer facing, it is about the customer chain. they know what
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they've got to deal with, they are thinking, what should we be doing?” think when this decision was made to shut but you are having to make have this we were in a slightly impossible predictions. yes. this time of year is always quite different position, when the tier challenging but even more challenging but even more challenging this year because of the system is about to be introduced and i think government thought numbers uncertainty. we are in a business would go down which isn't the case. involved in selling fresh produce, just emphasise, we have a lot of fresh produce, reliant on imported people in hospital now, over 18000 products, from europe, and we've had and we are heading towards the peak to commit to products for next week of 20,000 we had in april so the to commit to products for next week to make sure we have supplied available so, to suddenly get a safest thing to do and we will hear much more from government on this is spike in sales next week with short notice is a very difficult thing to not to mix households but as your clip was showing, beth having cancer manage. so there is a possibility of under ordering but what if you treatment at the royal marsden there overall diet? this is something we had to deal with all year. we've had are exceptions to that so people some tremendous challenges from have to ask themselves do they need march onwards and with the constant to do it and if they do how do they stopping and starting because of the nature of the products, it is reduce the risk? let's talk about something we have had to try to live with best as we can. it's working in how people reduce the risk, if they choose to go into a bubble, three conjunction with the customers closely to try to manage that. households, of course, what kind of you've properly heard those guys in thing should they take care to do? there talking about simplifying
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menus and things like that so there's been a lot of work done with so, you have to plan from the customers to get this together. there's been a lot of work done with beginning to the end of the visits customers to get this togetherlj heard customers to get this together.” heard you talking to the landlady earlier saying we are all in this are thinking about travel, so what together and we will do our best to is the safest way to travel, and if support one another which is great. best of luck to you over this unpredictable period. you might be able to see right at the back of it is public transport, book in their beer garden there is a brewery. they are so optimistic they advance and avoid crowded services, and try to keep it to a shorter are brewing ready for christmas and they will also plate up meals for rather than longer period, and practical things if you are inside people who ordered food here on christmas day even if they are not with others make sure there is good allowed to open on the day. ventilation. that isn't attractive important to say they are looking at the rates and saying ours have been this time of year particularly in edinburgh but ventilation, and it is coming down and they are now lower than in some places which are still true. try to have some distance from in tier2so than in some places which are still in tier 2 so if there isn't a change people. and make sure you are not come saturday there will be a real sharing cutlery and dishes. there sense of injustice. are things you can do, and there's lots of good advice online but, as i thank you, nina, and we send our love tojulie, we thank you, nina, and we send our love to julie, we felt thank you, nina, and we send our love tojulie, we felt for her, it say, the main thing would be to try to reduce the number of people you are seeing and the duration of time was sad to see her. ijust want to you are seeing people. and people give them a big hug but you can't. would have made plans is there a
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sense people might think they have to change things a bit now?“ 0ne one day soon, hopefully. sense people might think they have to change things a bit now? if you look at the opinion polls, you can let's take a look at today's papers. see, there were two yesterday, it is "carry on christmas" is the headline on the mail, which says festive gatherings have been given the go—ahead, around half of people who think despite warnings from doctors that they could "cost many lives". these christmas bubble plans should there's a picture of the duchess not be in place, they will not take of sussex, alongside the story that she and prince harry have advantage of them so i think people signed a deal with the streaming will change their plans now and may service, spotify, to be not do that but on the other hand produce and host podcasts. the telegraph says the prime the dilemma for governments is minister will call on people to self—isolate beforejoining up they've made this commitment, and with other households over the festive period. people will have booked to travel so you can't penalised people and say the paper says the government it is all out of the window now, is expected to issue stronger guidance about what people should do we've changed the goalposts. it is over the holidays, but will stop short of changing the rules. actually down to us as individuals there's also a beautiful picture now want to make decisions. and i of year three children at ripon cathedral primary school haven't heard anyone at the nhs and performing their nativity in public health who has said to people, go ahead and do what you "all we want for christmas is... want. people need to ask themselves "a decision", says the daily mirror. what the least harmful route for the paper notes a warning from medics that the government them and their families. we've should reverse what they call spoken to the government today and its "rash" decision to ease they are urging caution, resisting restrictions. calls to scrap this different
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and one of the most approach to christmas. what is your read stories on the bbc news website this morning opinion on that? i think all of us is an exclusive interview with glastonbury organiser emily eavis — who says she hopes the festival can go ahead next year. just emphasise working in this field, we all think it is a bad idea but i understand for many people it so many things we would like to go isn't a positive thing to hear and ahead in 2021. what have you got on it might be impractical so to avoid the preventable deaths we will have your return? things i cannot do, mow injanuary, the preventable deaths we will have in january, we shouldn't the preventable deaths we will have injanuary, we shouldn't do it but if we do do it then i think we need the lawn, for example but that would to do it in the modest way. let's be good according to a wildlife expert chris packham, calling on look ahead to 2021, because we have gardeners to leave the green grass alone, stop mowing the lawn and he better times ahead and lots of is arguing the bizarre habit as he families could hold off longer and says of creating a monoculture of that would be the safest thing to grasses bad for nature, and he says do. let's talk about the different we would see enormous riches if we nations because there is one message at the moment, and they are talking gave over our lawns to wildflower patches which create mini about it today. how important is it that it stays one message or what ecosystems. that would cut down on a would you say about that? we heard lot of work for some people as well, wouldn't it? yes, i like a nice murmurings of it not being one message again and the scottish government, who have often gone the looking lawn now and again. on your wrong way in this pandemic have said time off, you've obviously been watching breakfast everyday... have they might make a different decision
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you watched any other television? but let's keep in mind the travel issue. one of the reasons it's been lots of telly! much! dan loves so important to have a four nations television so he gave me lots of agreement is because people don't recommendations, most of which i necessarily live near to their followed. i ran out of time to watch relative so it's preferable to have four nations approach but we will everything. you are saying i didn't have to wait and see. and your get your flowers but i think i made you a cup of tea for the first time plans? of a pared down as many ever this morning so, come on, pupils are? absolutely. we will be credit where it is due! it was doing things in a modest way with delicious but you owe me anyway but immediate family and i think basically not putting our older i really appreciate it. that's been family members at risk is the the worst thing because i am on priority as it is for many people crutches as well, and you can make a that i've spoken to as well. ok, cup of tea but you can't move it anywhere. you need some sort of thank you very much for talking to us. crutch attachment. here is a little very interesting discussion this morning which i know lots of people thing for you. it says spot the watching this i thinking about what furball, do you like where's wally? they will do at christmas, i don't in here somewhere on this christmas know if you have changed your plans but you've been in touch. some other tree in liverpool, there is a little news for you. white kitten. a 101—year—old d—day veteran has described 2020 as the hardest year of his life, because of the loneliness he has endured since his wife passed away. this little cat is looking for the
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john had been married kitten, went out because it took me to ella for 70 years before her death in march. 15 minutes. there it is. can you zoom now there's a campaign to send cards 15 minutes. there it is. can you zoom in? if you keep zooming in... to john's care home, to help him cope during his first christmas without her, as breakfast‘s graham satchell reports. the end of the lens, you can't go there is a warning as well, this is further! there is a cat in there, heartbreaking but also watch it. trust me. it's been a tough that might be the most pointless yearforjohn lister. piece of television i've done in a his wife, ella, became ill with covid—19 at the beginning long time. anyway, i will take a of the pandemic in february and died photograph on and put it on social a few days later. media. 6:22am, good morning, this is did you meet your wife when you were very young? bbc news breakfast. a 101—year—old d—day veteran has described 2020 as the hardest year of his life, because of the loneliness he has endured since his wife passed away. john had been married to ella for 70 years before her death in march. now there's a campaign to send cards to john's care home, to help him cope during his first christmas without her, as breakfast‘s graham satchell reports. it's been a tough yearforjohn lister. this isjohn and ella his wife, ella, became ill on their wedding day.
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with covid—19 at the beginning ella was a very special lady. of the pandemic in february and died she was full of fun, a few days later. always laughing, loved to sing. she brought a lot did you meet your wife of fun into the home. when you were very young? john's surviving now without ella. but... you know, after 70 years, that is a massive loss. do you remember him? came to wish you happy birthday, didn't he? yes. and they saluted to you. john is 101. he struggles a bit with his hearing but his memory is sharp as a pin. this isjohn and ella he was in the 72nd medium regiment on their wedding day. of the royal artillery in the war, ella was a very special lady. and was part of the d—day landings. she was full of fun, always laughing, loved to sing. she brought a lot of fun into the home. john's surviving now without ella. but... you know, after 70 years, that is a massive loss. do you remember him? came to wish you happy
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birthday, didn't he? yes. and they saluted to you. john is 101. john's care home as part he struggles a bit with his hearing of the postcards of kindness initiative asking people to write but his memory is sharp as a pin. and send cards to residents in care homes. he was in the 72nd medium regiment of the royal artillery in the war, marsha is asking the great and was part of the d—day landings. british public to send john a card this christmas. people don't realise the impact of writing a christmas card or sending a post card or letter, how much actually means to somebody. it's really important, here at thorp house, that our residents feel part of a community. and that's helped keep that thought going. what has lockdown been like here? john's care home as part of the postcards of kindness initiative asking people to write and send cards to residents in care homes. marcia is asking the great british public to send john you feel lonely? a card this christmas. people don't realise the impact
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of writing a christmas card or writing a post card or letter, how much actually means to somebody. it'll be john's first it's really important, christmas without his wife here at thorp house, for more than 70 years. that our residents feel part the care home are hoping john will of a community. get through it with a bit of help from the kindness of strangers. and that's helped keep that thought going. what has lockdown been like here? graham satchel, bbc news, norfolk. that is heartbreaking, isn't it? and i know so many of you have been in touch and thank you. if you want you feel lonely? to send him a card, we will put all of our information on facebook and on twitter. iam sure on twitter. i am sure many of you will do that. it'll be john's first poor old john and thank you so much christmas without his wife for more than 70 years. for talking to us as well. the care home are hoping john will coming up this morning, alison steadman joins us get through it with a bit of help after nine to talk about her new bbc comedy from the kindness of strangers. pandemonium, and we can ask her all about those gavin and stacey rumours too. always rumours about that!
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time now to get the news, it is so moving, isn't it? and we travel and weather where you are. know how kind bbc breakfast audience good morning from bbc london. is. never let us down. and if you want more details new tier 3 restrictions have come aboutjohn and how you can into force in london, parts of essex send him a christmas card, and hertfordshire today. we'll put all the info on our facebook and twitter pages. pubs and restaurants must remain 6:26am, time to get the news, travel closed except for takeaways. and weather wherever you are indoor entertainment venue such as theatres, bowling alleys and cinemas must also remain closed. watching. under the new rules people should now only travel if it is essential. good morning from bbc london. new you can get the latest on restrictions and what they mean for you and your family tier 3 restrictions have come into on the bbc news website. force in london, parts of essex and meanwhile, cafes and restaurants hertfordshire today. pubs and restau ra nts hertfordshire today. pubs and have started disposing of thousands restaurants must remain closed of pounds worth of stock they now except for takeaways. indoor entertainment venue such as will not be able to use for meals. theatres, bowling alleys and cinemas with uncertainty over when places can reopen must also remain closed. under the new laws people should now only many businesses are unsure about their futures. travel if it is essential. you can we were given less than 48 hours notice before we closed, get the latest on restrictions and probably losing over £1000 what they mean for you and your family on the bbc news website. worth of stock. there isjust so much unknown and it
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meanwhile, cafes and restaurants feels really unfair and it feels have started disposing of thousands like hospitality is being penalised of pounds worth of stock they now for something that is not our fault. will not be able to use for meals. schools in greenwich will be open with uncertainty over when places this morning days after they were asked to move to online learning. can reopen, many businesses are not sure if they can keep on staff in the rising number of covid what has been an extremely cases meant the council asked head teachers challenging time for the industry. to shut schools we were given less than 48 hours but the advice changed notice before we closed, probably after the threat of legal action from the government. the council says it cannot justify using losing over £1000 worth of stock. public funds to fight the decision in the courts. there is just so losing over £1000 worth of stock. there isjust so much losing over £1000 worth of stock. there is just so much unknown and one of london's most famous shops losing over £1000 worth of stock. there isjust so much unknown and it feels really unfair and it feels has been given special listed status by historic england. like hospitality is being penalised for something that is not our fault. selfridges has been reclassified the owner of a hairdressers in soho is facing a £10,000 fine for as a building of more than special creating a makeshift club in the shop's basement. the met says it has interest after its grade ii status got an upgrade. the heritage body said the store was a social and cultural institution. responded to several unlicensed let's take a look at events in the area of recent weeks the travel this morning. a few issues on the tubes. and has won londoners to take notice there are minor delays of the tighter restrictions and avoid putting people's health at on the metropolitan line. risk. 0ne avoid putting people's health at the overground has severe delays risk. one of london's most famous between liverpool street, chingford, shops has been given special listed cheshunt and enfield town and between stratford, richmond and clapham junction. status by historic england. the the piccadilly line department store selfridge's has
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been reclassified as a building of is partly suspended. more than a special interest after its great to status got an upgrade. balham high road is partially blocked northbound by the station the heritage body said the store was due to an accident. a social and cultural institutions. for the rest of the travel news, tune into bbc radio london with updates every 15 minutes. let's ta ke a social and cultural institutions. let's take a look at the situation let's take a look at on the tubes. all services are the weather with elizabeth. running well apart from on the good morning. overground brother are severe delays the weather with elizabeth. between liverpool street, chingford, once again it is a mild cheshunt and enfield town because of and frost—free start to the day. a trackball. the rest of the travel temperatures in high single figures. it could be quite a pretty sunrise. news, tune into bbc radio london for watch out for that. updates every 15 minutes. let's take cloud thickening through the morning and a southerly wind strengthening a look at the weather with with an approaching weather front, but we should stay dry elizabeth. good morning. once again through the morning and into the first part it isa elizabeth. good morning. once again it is a mild and possibly start to of the afternoon. the day. temperatures in high single then this rain band is moving figures. it could be quite a pretty eastwards, most of the rain on this will be light and patchy, sunrise. watch out for that. cloud thickening through the morning and a and towards eastern areas in particular it will not get southerly wind strengthening with an to us until after dark. top temperatures this approaching weather front, but we afternoon, around 10 celsius. should stay dry through the morning wet and windy for much and into the first part of the of the second half of the day. afternoon. then this rain band is a rain band clears heading moving eastwards, most of the rain on this will be light and patchy, through this evening, so a dry night to come with clear
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towards eastern areas in particular spells, and it will feel a bit it will not get to us until after cooler into thursday morning. on thursday, it should dark. top temperatures this stay dry or mostly dry, with a small chance of a shower, afternoon, around 10 celsius. wet with some bright, sunny spells. and windy for much of the second temperatures rising again half of the day. a rain band clears to around 11 celsius. heading through this evening, so a milder still on friday, and wet dry night to come with clear spells, and it will feel a bit cooler into and windy for much of the day. i'm back with the latest thursday morning. 0n and it will feel a bit cooler into thursday morning. on thursday, it from the bbc london should stay dry or mostly dry, with newsroom in half an hour. a small chance of a shower, with now it's back to dan and louise. have a very good morning. some bright, sunny spells. temperatures rising again to around 11 celsius. milder still on friday, and wet and windy for much of the day. i'm back with the latest from hello, this is breakfast bbc london and half an hour. more on with dan walker and louise minchin. after breakfast it's morning live the website at the usual address. with kym and gethin. what's on the programme for now, back to dan and louise. this morning? have a very good morning. great to see you back, louise. coming up on morning live today. this year has been stressful. even though many of us have switched coming up on a programme this to working from home it's been estimated that we're clocking up morning, people across the uk are the equivalent of four extra days work per month and it's
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taking its toll on our health. being encouraged to sing carols on today we're talking about burnout the doorstep tonight to spread some and we've got top tips for how to avoid it. socially distant chair. we will hear one way a lot of you have been de—stressing this year from one street in shrewsbury, and is with a bit of puppy love. who are behind the idea. demand for new pups has sky—rocketed during lockdown. but with prices pretty much doubling this year, concussion substitutes could be it's led to dog thefts soaring too. allowed in football games from as rav‘s here to tell us how pet owners early as january as calls grow to can keep their animals safe. protect players from potential head injuries. we will hear from the also this morning, if you're doctor behind the research from not a fan of turkey and the trimmings, you're in luck! 7:30am. and alison steadmanjoins us rick stein's here with inspiration from around the world, to talk about her new bbc comedy in case you fancy a very different christmas lunch. pandemonium, and we will ask about those gavin and stacey rumours as not a well. i'm sure she cannot wait. notafan not a fan of turkey? r are such people? may there are! so if you want to know how to make like so much of this year, christmas 2020 is shaping up to be the perfect roasties, or how to take your a holiday like no other. carrots to the next level and while the restrictions may be now‘s your chance to find out, relaxed over the festive period, start sending your questions in! the new rules plus, we're celebrating bring their own challenges — the 70th birthday of who to bubble with, or indeed, the world's longest running drama. if to bubble at all. if you're not sure what it is here's a little clue... john maguire has been finding out how some are dealing with the dilemma. the archers theme plays all that and so much more from 9:15.
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it's often an angst ridden time choosing how is the ankle? some way to go who to spend christmas with. but, this year, the stakes are higher than ever. the government's decision to allow before i'm running up any mountains! up to three households to socialise between the 23rd and 27th she is keen to find out how to take is highly contentious. this her carrots to the next level, throughout the uk, though! ican her carrots to the next level, though! i can do that! see you decisions are being made. we spoke as she awaited treatment at the royal marsden later. cancer hospital in london. at the royal marsden i'm doing pretty much all right. we are talking about tiers now. at the royal marsden i've got some side effects, just general side effects the first formal review of england's tier system of treatment, which is making me will take place today. lose my hair a bit. many people are hoping it will lead to fewer previous christmases have seen up restrictions where they live. to 25 people getting together nina is in west yorkshire from her extended family. for us this morning — it's currently in tier 3. of course, this year will be much smaller. but no less important. i really want to see everybody. if you live in tier 3 you talk about and my family would little else at the moment than really like to see me. because i really don't whether this review will bring you into tier 2. it is a bit rainy here know how long i've got. this morning but pubs are going the it would be really nice to think extra mile outdoors to give it a that i would get to next christmas, but there is every chance that this
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cosy feel, to maximise the space. they have got the brewery going in is my last one. the garden. they are desperate to get into tier 2, to open doors to customers. let's remind ourselves in the herefordshire town where we have got to. when the of ledbury, it has been another frantic day at the waller family butcher shop. with the store closed, matt and his dad, dave, told me about their plans for christmas. latest lockd own where we have got to. when the latest lockdown was introduced the well, i've got my dad coming over steering system was introduced, and to our house on christmas morning. many parts of the north—eastern end we would have breakfast to the strictest tier 3 system and with the grandchildren, and then he's going to have this week parts of london and the christmas dinner with my brother. he works with us at our unit, south—east went to that too. it and then we are going to have, means no hassles mixing indoors or for the first time in 18 years, a christmas dinner on our own, outdoors, no cinemas, or me and my wife and my two children. my wife said she was entertainment spaces open and pubs a bit concerned. she wanted us altogether investments must close apart from because normally matthew the takeaway, there is the father comes over to our house, and we would be together scheme but for many businesses it with the grandchildren and all that, but by the time we get does not go far enough. notjust to christmas, i am shattered! businesses are missing it but many in tier3, businesses are missing it but many the shop has seen a year in tier 3, christmas goes tier 3 —— like never before. normally it slowly begins. goes hand—in—hand with going out for early december people start christmas drink. to realise and get their ideas together around christmas but,
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by the end of november, we have never had so many orders. we have heard that we will get into just a record number of orders. tier2, we have heard that we will get into tier 2, hopefully we will and it smaller cuts, people will be a bit more free. it will be are respecting the guidance, great to go out and about again and and having smaller groups together, meet friends before christmas but which makes sense, and obviously, there the obvious risk that the from our point of view, infection will spread and grow, and that generates more order numbers. we have done really well, infection i'll put it on for george. rates have come down in kirklees. just have a quick look. what is it saying? let's have a look. you just cannot go out to have a laughter meal, and i don't think there's any solid proof that that is where it is we are christmas crazy, getting passed on, there are other avenues the government could have aren't we, chantelle? looked at instead of picking on hospitality. we are back inside pub and last but not least, meet the lewises. albeit just a fraction of the family. tracy and pete have 13 children. christmas chaos. now and no masks, no customers christmas day, you walk down around, we checked with the pub and stairs, and you all it is allowed. just putting the of had your own corner. and it was great, you kind finishing touches to the tree here. you are clearly hoping for good of knew, you had a corner. news, aren't you? decorated and ready. tell me about this particular it was like, wow, you had the whole pa rt ready. tell me about this particular lounge through to the dining area part of the pub and who it usually
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houses in normal times. this is our was just absolutely full up of bikes, you name it, you know? but it was always so magical. regular table. it used to be a big and as you get older, round table but with a rose changing we had to separate them. we have you really sort of miss that vibe. mum and dad got me an electric scooter. and i was so desperate to try it, regular customers, they are alljust and i knew what i was getting, i went down about three or four coming together and sit together and o'clock in the morning. spend time together. you have been i didn't know how to use it, worrying about them and what they so i made the loudest noise would be doing without you. and crashed it into, sometimes we are the only people like, the tree, or something! and then dad came shooting down, they see through the day. so it is it was like, no, that's it, christmas is over. lovely for them to have somebody to you're not having your present. chat to. that is the main point for that was one of my most best memories. us. thank you, we will speak to your and now with 22 grandchildren, bossis us. thank you, we will speak to your boss is rachel who is over here at feeding the family is like a military operation. the pump. thank you for having us this morning. the stark reality a couple of turkeys in the oven cooking from about ten o'clock at night on christmas eve. attached to these closures, there is attached to these closures, there is through to the morning. a health crisis, if one person picks all of the veg is prepped up a health crisis, if one person picks up the virus, they could give it to 15 relatives on christmas day. we out the night before. have got to take this seriously. i we normally serve up about 20 do take it seriously. i completely platefuls of everything. understand. but i feel that we are so it is life to the full. safer than going to the local
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supermarket, going to the hairdressers. you can go into a this year, instead of having to choose, the children have supermarket and people are wearing bought their parents a night away in a local hotel. masks around the chin. we have done everything here to make it safe, we we are actually going away for christmas day and boxing day, ta ke everything here to make it safe, we take peoples temperatures, we are but we are going into our home linked to track and trace, we town of bournemouth, sanitise everything after everyone so we are staying in a hotel has left. we are constantly cleaning and having christmas day to make it a safe environment for people to come into. this is not and boxing day and obviously staying over, so to me it will be like the honeymoon we never, ever got. about the money for you. now, it is for tracy and pete, the first peaceful christmas for 37 years. about the money for you. now, it is for the rest of us, hopefully one about bringing this pub alive and bringing christmas alive. people that is happy and, most importantly, a christmas that is safe. depend on this industry so much at john maguire, bbc news. this time of year. not just this time of year, but all the time. for birthdays, christenings, weddings. thank you to pete, tracy and the so many people have lost out on family for talking to us. celebrations this year. and it is we can discuss more of those christmas concerns now our life, it is all of our lives, with gp dr rosemary leonard. and we just want to get back open good morning. i'm not sure how big and we just want to get back open and get the hustle and bustle back yourfamily is. good morning. i'm not sure how big into the business. looking around at your family is. most people are having to think carefully about what happens at christmas. we will be a pub like this without your pub
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speaking to the government later family in here, how does it make you about whether those rules have been tightened in any way. it is a big feel? sad, it is an empty shell. it discussion for so many people at the moment. lots of older people have isjust bizarre. coming down and not already travelled to beat the having the lights on, the fire christmas rush nearer the time. it roaring, not hearing people is very important that you keep the laughing. it is just roaring, not hearing people laughing. it isjust really sad. we just need to get this industry up bubbles small and even when you are in your bubble, the new word for and open and get us back out there. this year, that you keep your we wa nt and open and get us back out there. we want to talk to you because you distance. 0ne said this is your pub family, you this year, that you keep your distance. one of the risky things is have been through a hard time with travelling, getting on trains. we yourfamily at have been through a hard time with your family at home. these guys have have heard that the trains are meant the world to you. yes, like likely to be full. we have not been used to travelling on trains for a rachel said, we want it back alive, long time. sounds weird again. but we want the customers back in, we when you are travelling, remember, are important to them, and them to wear a mask, wear gloves, keep your us. they are like extended family, hands away from your face, and keep we have lovely regulars that come in and we just want to see them at hands away from your face, and keep hand sanitiser with you all the christmas, to be able to celebrate time. one of the most difficult christmas. for you on a personal things, we spoke to the london mayor sadik khan about this yesterday. level what does it mean to be back with these guys on christmas day?“ when you have not seen people for a
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long time, there is going to be, you will be nice to be back, it will be would have to stop yourself from a hard christmas for me, but i know, hugging relatives and grandparents, from families and households who i have a wonderful team and i know that i am going to get the support. have come together for a long time come what may, you will be back, no —— for the first time in a long time, so the advice is don't hug matter what covid throws at you.” elderly grandparents. is that something which you are considering will be back with a family. we will saying to some of your patients who be back with fighting spirit no are asking you questions?” matter what. 10096. there is a saying to some of your patients who are asking you questions? i think most people already know it. most tightrope to be booked by the people are so aware of the vulnerability of older people that government, by businesses, by all of they are not going to go hugging us. looking at this cozy corner, i them. they are just going to be very wish i could sit down and have a glad to see them. everyone i speak drink but it is just not allowed at the moment. there are big decisions to, they have scaled back on their ahead for everybody this christmas. christmas plans. some older people i you can see the emotion in their have been giving their flu jabs do, they are going to have christmas faces and their voice. it gives you alone, and see the family on skype, a sense of the impact it has had on but have it alone, they are going to people. thank you so much. you were keep their distance, the family, no, we have to keep our distance. most very excited that kat was in the people want to keep their elderly relatives save. what did you make of studio. now it is time. as you get
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it yesterday when the bmj said that up studio. now it is time. as you get up early in the morning you can do it yesterday when the bmj said that it was a rash decision to relax what you like. good morning, kat. we we re what you like. good morning, kat. we were talking about head injuries in things over christmas. they said that we will have people sitting in football. we were talking to our ambulances and corridors because of the relaxation over christmas. expert, doctor willie stewart from glasgow university, he has done personally i think it was a bit research into the impact of hitting extreme. it is too late to now say, the ball, playing professional oh, well, letting the plans be football, on the possibility of long—term neurological problems. relaxed was wrong. i think now interesting hearing him talking about the lawmakers having people have made their christmas plans. it is too late to cancel discussions about permanent substitutions in football. if them. those headlines were somebody comes off with a head scaremongering, i think, them. those headlines were scaremongering, ithink, personally and i'm not sure that it was injury, he was saying that temporary helpful. people know the risks. they substitutes are just as important so are going to keep their distance, i that you can take someone off and give them a proper medical am sure. people have been sensible. assessment. so lots of work to be we have seen some donein am sure. people have been sensible. assessment. so lots of work to be done in this area. we have seen some scenes am sure. people have been sensible. we have seen some scenes with younger people not being sensible but older people are aware of the risks and are very sensible. in trials of concussion substitutes are set to be approved later, large parts of the uk, people had by football's lawmakers ifab. from next month, we're likely to see players subbed after incidents like this. been living in say three restrictions for a long time. london you may remember wolves striker rauljiminez suffered a fractured
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is now in tier 3, where your surgery skull in this clash of heads is. what have your patients been with arsenal's david luiz, who carried on playing after being saying about that change and how treated on the touchline. we understand the new rules could be that will affect day to day life where you are? lots of people by brought in for the third round of the men's and women's fa going out to have their last cups. celebratory meal last night before the restrictions came in at i was quite outspoken about this not midnight. people are resigned to it. long ago, after the jiminez a lot of the rise has been in school children. there have been huge numbers of cases among incident. it enables the medical schoolchildren, but children do pass profession they have a lot more time it on adults then. people are with these players to assess them, and not having to do an assessment into — three minutes, it is a lot longer now, sol accepting of it it is desperately into — three minutes, it is a lot longer now, so i am all for it. we sad for the theatres which had just reopened. i had a night at the will see what the lawmakers decide later on today. theatre last week and i have no idea when i will go again now like so many other people but we have got to chelsea could have gone to the top keep the hospital admissions down. of the premier league last night but they're fifth, we had quite a bit of positivity in after losing 2—1 at wolves — pedro neto with the winner in stoppage time. recent days with the start of it's incredibly tight vaccinations, and talk about at the top of the table — just five points separate hopefully some sort of regulation the top ten. reports suggest west brom manager for the oxford astrazeneca vaccine slaven bilic could be sacked as early as today, even though they held at some stage, maybe before manchester city to a 1—1 draw at the etihad.
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christmas. with that in mind, are they equalised when a shot from semi ajayi you still concerned about what was deflected in by ruben dias. happens in january and city boss pep guardiola you still concerned about what happens injanuary and february, after the relaxation for the did not enjoy his night — christmas period? yes, because he said "you have to win this kind of game". stjohnstone beat dunfermline on penalties to reach currently the vaccine roll—out is the semi—finals of the scottish league cup for the first proving logistically challenging, as time in four years. we thought it might, because we have and hibs went behind against championship side alloa, long questionnaires to go through, before christian doidge scored twice people have you sit for 15 minutes in the second half afterwards. so the roll—out is to send them through. happening, but it is quite slow. 0ne thing i would like to say is, for one night only, we had a small but vocal crowd elderly relatives are now at the world darts championship travelling. i know that some elderly relatives are going to see their at alexandra palace, family, and staying for 3—4 weeks. the over 80s are being called in by an event famous for its atmosphere. their own gps. if you have an older relative coming to stay with you for defending champion peter wright played his part, 3-4 dressing as the grinch — relative coming to stay with you for 3—4 weeks over christmas, get them but all he stole was registered as a temporary patient at victory over steve west. from tonight though, your local practice, so they don't there'll be no fans there, miss out on the vaccine. helpful with london now in tier 3. that is the last we will see other fa ns that is the last we will see other fans at ally pally. that was good advice. thank you. it has been lovely to speak to you as ever. have from him. i like the fact that he
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a great day. we will speak to you had a grinch mask on. underneath the soon. a great day. we will speak to you soon. that is great advice for people who have travelled already. mask he had really committed and sprayed his entire beard green! many of us are looking sports news now with cat. forward to celebrating christmas after a tough year, talking about concussions. there and for gary king of the fictional butterchurn crescent, he wants it to be bigger have been some people taking legal and brighter than ever. action against the sport because as the comedy series "king gary" they have been diagnosed with early returns for its festive special, the essex family are pulling out onset dementia in rugby and all the stops to save christmas — even if it means butting heads with the neighbours. football. let's take a look. trials of concussion substitutes are set to be approved later, by football's lawmakers ifab. iam finding from next month, we're likey i am finding the present was miss to see players subbed after incidents like this. lights powering it from my own home, you may remember wolves striker a winter elimination of epic rauljiminez suffered a fractured skull in this clash of heads with arsenal's david luiz, proportions. don't mention me, who carried on playing after being treated on the touchline. please. got loads going on, the we understand the new rules could be cinema showing home alone, it's a brought in for the third round of the men's wonderful life. sounds incredible. i am busy, you were saying, is there and women's fa cups. something you want? is the any
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i was quite outspoken about this reason why the meat van is parked after the jimenez incident. you know, it is something outside my home? john the butcher is that we should have there. it enables our medical profession putting on a hog roast and mulled to have a lot more time with these players to assess them. wine. but that isn't the reason why not having to do an assessment into— it is outside my house.” three minutes, because it is a lot wine. but that isn't the reason why it is outside my house. i am doing this for the good of the crescent, i longer now. i am all for it. am doing this for the people, mate. there has been a lot of talk over are you doing it for the people or the last certainly the last are you doing it for you and your year or so about var, and how long it is taking and that, fragile ego? how very dare you say so i think if they can find the medical teams and the doctors, such a mean—spirited thing! which i'm sure they will do, for it, a thorough but quick way of deciding, then i think we're joined now by the comedian that helps enormously. tom davis, who writes the series put health first, of course. and plays the dad gary. good morning, lovely to have you on the show. good morning, thank you we will be speaking to a neuropathologist at 20 to eight, for having me this morning. you know this morning, to find out about new proposals for football for this that you have made it with a season. to matters on the pitch programme when you get to make a and chelsea could have been top of the premier league this morning. christmas special. it is an instead they're fifth, after losing 2—1 at wolves — incredible honour to be asked, especially this year, with pedro neto with the winner in stoppage time. just five points now everything the country has been separate the top 10 teams. through. to make a big, silly comedy
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chelsea boss frank lampard said his players may be suffering from fatigue. special at christmas, it is very and reports suggest west brom humbling, an incredible thing to be manager slaven bilic could be asked to do. what i love about the sacked as early as today, even though they held manchester city to a 1—1 programme is, this is a compliment, draw at the etihad. it is spectacularly normal. the sort of conversations you would have with west brom's equaliser came your neighbours, sometimes rather from a shot from semi ajayi, uncomfortable. that is the joy of deflected in by ruben dias. it, really. it was a different a frustrating night, it's fair to say, for city boss pep guardiola, who said "you just have thing, it was a flight of fancy and to win this kind of game". stjohnstone made it into the semi—finals of the scottish league cup a challenge, but gary celebrates the for the first time in four years, small things being blown up into beating dunfermline on penalties. massive dramas and that is the joy and an own goal put hibs behind against championship side alloa, of it, christmas lights, the kids football team, whatever you are before christian doidge scored twice doing, making a massive drama out of in the second half to send them into the last four. the smallest of things. it is funny, for one night only, but the serious side of it is it is we had a crowd of 1,000 at the world darts championship an important portrayal of working—class life and something at alexandra palace. it's an event famous for fans thatis working—class life and something that is positive on tv, which we dressing up and creating maybe don't see much job. for me, it a fantastic atmosphere. and defending champion is as close to my heart as you can
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get. honestly. iwas peter wright played his part, it's coming out dressed as the grinch is as close to my heart as you can get. honestly. i was honoured to make this show for bbc one because for his match—up with steve west it is the world that i have which he comfortably won. a from tonight though, inhabited all my life. it is there'll be no fans there, with london now in tier 3. working—class people, who are the fabric of this country. to be able to put that on screen, that sort of at least they got a good show last night, didn't they? and finally in the current m25 belt, everyone thinks it is climate all football press essex, we never said it was essex, conferences are on zoom and, it could be hertfordshire, it could as many of you will know, if you do remember to unmute yourself, be kent. it is the kind of thing that everyone assumes it is essex. anything might be heard. high-pitched whining how difficult was it filming it during the pandemic? that street over reporter speaking. that you filmed on, people actually live there, don't you? when we are what is this noise? filming the series there, it was an incredible thing. people of that it might be a washing machine. strea k incredible thing. people of that streak really welcomed us. they sort of became part of the show in a strange way. they would say, come m, strange way. they would say, come in, they opened their doors for us. that was his washing machine making so for the christmas special, with an appearance. it sounded like a jet the restrictions, it felt quite sad
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that we couldn't interact with plane coming into land! i will get anyone, we had to keep everyone at the engineer out to take a look at arms length. just to be able, we that! it sounded like a fearsome sort of wrapped filming the day spin cycle. before we went into the second lockdown. i have never been so here's carol with a look at this morning's weather. anxious about anything. we had written this thing in march. you are co nsta ntly just good morning, both. good morning. written this thing in march. you are constantly just sitting there, some of us may be seeing rainbows thinking you don't want to film it at winter, you want to make sure today because we have a band of that you get it all they can. every heavy rain currently in the west heading east through the day i'll be day i was going up to the covid at slowly, and it will be windy specialist and getting the tests. we wherever you are , at slowly, and it will be windy wherever you are, with the strongest winds now in the west as well. what had a big discussion today on the programme about what people are is happening is low pressure is doing at christmas and whether their dominating. we have this cold front plans have changed. we will see your tv christmas, what are you doing heading eastwards. this warm front this year, keeping it local? having is heading northwards. look at the squeezer the isobars, which tells afamily this year, keeping it local? having a family round? how will you manage you which, wherever you are, it will it? we have the family bubbles. they bea you which, wherever you are, it will be a windy day. the rain has been falling steadily coming in from the we st falling steadily coming in from the west to the east. some of that is finally use this as an excuse to get still on the heavy side. through the rid of me at christmas! i spoke to day, continuing to move east. my mum and she said we are not doing
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bubbles, we are having individual hanging on to the brighter skies, a chilly start in parts of the christmases. my sister is in a southeast. i have scraped some frost bubble with my mum and her in—laws, off of my car windscreen. behind it, soi bubble with my mum and her in—laws, so i have been ostracised more, so you can see the return to brighter if anyone has spare space in the conditions. a lot of cloud. then we bubble, give me a shout, i am at a bit of a loss! you sound so sad, have this wraparound producing showers across northern ireland, western scotland and parts of north—west england, with some then, dan! i have got it down to a showers elsewhere. these black circles indicate the wind gusts at 3pm. still quite windy across the walkerfamily south—west, but even in land, it then, dan! i have got it down to a walker family christmas. we know the will be quite ghastly as well. viewers here, you will be inundated! temperatures, tempered by the win, you are probably not alone. other looking at between eight and 11 people out there may have been celsius. overnight we say goodbye to debubbled. the saddest thing of it that weather front. we still have all is thinking of people who are on the curl around the low pressure their own, at this time of year. moving across scotland. showers coming in, particularly along the when we come out of this, what has coasts then blowing inland along the bristol channel towards 0xfordshire, been such a hard time, whenever that and it will still be quite a breezy is, i hope the thing we hold dear is their relationships with people that night, so not anticipating any frost problems although the temperatures we haven't been able to see and may
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will be lower tomorrow morning than be taking a little bit for granted they are currently. as we move on over the years. those relationships through the course of thursday, we are so important. it has sort of showing us that social media and have a ridge of high pressure, still zoom showing us that social media and zoom is one thing but actually, that quite blustery, before this next weather front comes in from the physical interaction is such an west. translated, that means you important thing. that is a discussion that everyone is having will notice the wind again tomorrow, either in their own families or wider social groups as well. what not quite as strong as the day, have you got planned for next year, there will be dry weather, sunshine and a few showers, but then later in another christmas special of king the day on thursday, we see this gary, anything else in the pipeline? next weather front coming in from the west, bringing rain and we have serious do, we have finished strengthening winds. as that moves writing that and will start filming to the east overnight what you will find is that temperatures will rise. in february, march, touch wood, everything going well. i have spent these are the thursday maximum temperatures. overnight, thursday so much time during this period, into friday morning, temperatures that it has been incredible for could be higher than that. that is material. things as minor as skip because, as this clutch of weather fronts moves towards the east, behind it, we see a change in the wa rs material. things as minor as skip wars with neighbours. things like that. i have been doing a podcast wind direction through the course of friday, but it will turn that bit milder. very mild for the time of with romesh, it has been the longest development ever, it has taken a year. you can see the amber colours
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year to have four episodes. it has across the chart, then it eases off been pretty epic. so a new episode across the chart, then it eases off a touch going into the weekend, particularly on sunday to stop which dropped this morning. you are looking at friday the first of all, the rain heaviest in the west, both busy boys. planning next year's moving slowly east. in the east, lots of low cloud and drizzle. christmas, you and your wife are invited, do you like turkey or not friday, temperatures around 13 roast? i'm all about the turkey. all celsius. at this time of year it should be roughly 6—7 and, in the the classics, turkey, sausage sun, 8—9, so that is a huge stuffing, pigs in blankets, brussel difference. for saturday and sunday, sprouts, yes, i love christmas a cocktail of sunshine and showers dinner. i absolutely adore it. with temperatures starting to slip a touch. thank you very much, carol, louise is a masterchef finalist we shall see you throughout the so... you are absolutely on the morning this morning. we will be money with all of that, and probably more. the worst thing is, the looking forward to more carols as cooking is the joy, well, carol! that will have set more. the worst thing is, the cooking is thejoy, it more. the worst thing is, the cooking is the joy, it is the washing up. it is ridiculous.” people up for the entire festive period. pleasure. cooking is the joy, it is the washing up. it is ridiculous. i am with you. if there is an option to nominate yourself to lay the table or to stir the sauce... thank you, tonight at six o'clock, we're all being encouraged to gather on our doorsteps, and sing carols to spread some
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socially distanced christmas cheer. it has been lovely hearing from you. the good you are linking things king gary, the christmas special, on together without even knowing! the 23rd of december. and it was the residents of one street in shrewsbury here's carol with a look who thought of the idea, at this morning's weather. after being inspired by the way communities have come together during the pandemic. our reporter fiona lamdin and rain on the way? this is a beautiful picture from is there with them this morning. eastbourne, quite a few of us saw good morning. good morning. i am on some beautiful sunrises this morning but a lot of us saw some rain as you can see from this picture taken in exmouth in devon. low pressure is driving a weather today, this front benyon street. they are very is heading towards the east, the red excited. tonight they are going to come out socially distanced on their doorstep and sing christmas carols. front is heading north. look at the wherever you are in the uk, we want isobars, very gusty across western you to do the same. errors especially with exposure with gusts around about 60 miles an hour. many communities are closer all this rain is continuing to drift at the end of this year than they were at the start, eastwards and northwards through the with neighbours bonding over the weekly clap for carers. and, in some places, they've even day, some of it heavy. then it curls had entire street work—outs. around northern and western scotland # singing carols on your
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and northern ireland. that will doorstep on december 16th bring you more rain behind the first # get your friends and neighbours singing band. later, before sunset, you # and their kids across the street...# could see limited brightness around here in shropshire, the moray firth, parts of wales in they are determined not to let the moray firth, parts of wales in the south—west but it'll still be this community spirit die. gusty as represented by these black all of the normal things circle so although we have had that we love in this town strong gusts of wind but through were cancelled and ijust thought, christmas can't be cancelled, this morning, they will ease in the west but still gassed even inland as there has to be something. and i applied a little bit we go through the day. temperatures of lateral thinking and borrowing from clap for carers, and realised ranging from 8—9 in the north to that carols on the doorstep 10-11 in was the obvious answer. ranging from 8—9 in the north to 10—11 in the south. through this evening, we see that band of rain getting to the south east and clear, # sing doorstep carols...# with a lot of house moving across whatever tier you live in, it's simple and safe. scotla nd it's probably the safest with a lot of house moving across scotland and further showers coming activity we've been able to do during lockdown. in particularly around the coastal the idea, obviously, areas. because it will be quite gusty tonight, some of those showers came from clap for carers will be blowing further inland and in being able to do things. you are on your doorstep in your own temperature —wise, temperatures bubble and you're singing falling between 4—8 so it will be a and enjoying yourself but in a very colder start tomorrow than it was safe and socially distant way. so, i started with three chords, c, f, and g. this morning. tomorrow, while we and 12—year—old george has written a song to encourage have this transient ridge of high everyone tojoin in. pressure a cross
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have this transient ridge of high pressure across us with isobars tightly packed, it'll be breezy with the fact that people like it the next clutch of weather fronts is. . . humbling, really. coming our way. a transient ridge of # we wish you a merry christmas, high pressure things will be more we wish you a merry christmas, # we wish you a merry christmas settled with dry spells, sunshine, and a happy new year...# with the cloud thickening up towards across town, naomi and her daughter have lived the west and we see rain arrive on this street for 20 years. along with strengthening winds. in lockdown, we really came together. these are the maximum temperatures i went round and put leaflets to everybody‘s door saying on thursday afternoon, 9—13 but if you need prescriptions picking up. overnight the temperature will rise so, when i saw doorstep so we could end up with higher carols being advertised, temperatures in the morning than we i thought our street‘s got to do ended the afternoon with because we that because still have low pressure governing it's just the sort of thing that we like doing. our weather with various france are you still up for tonight? bringing rain, windy at times as we definitely, yes. and she is spreading the message up and down the road. move thursday and friday, and # rejoice... pulling in some milder air, very mild on friday as represented by the amber with a return to the yellow # emmanuel shall come to thee which means it will be mild on saturday but on sunday temperatures tend to slide a bit. the weather # oh, israel.# forecast for friday is wet and windy in the town's abbey, in the west, in the east more cloud,
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tonight's event will replace low cloud, and the temperature is their annual carol service. people have been gathering here, 13s and 14s. normally in the north we'd be looking at temperatures on coming here for 937 years and this average 6—7 or 8—9 in the south so is the first year where they can't come in and sing so there's quite a difference. the we are encouraging people to sing just where they are. forecast for the weekend, we are # oh, come, oh, come, emmanuel... back to sunshine and showers. sounds very mild, thank you very it's really important to give people much. tonight at six o'clock, hope and encouragement. we're all being encouraged to gather on our doorsteps, people have found this an incredibly and sing carols to spread some socially distanced christmas cheer. hard and difficult year and especially as we get closer and it was the residents of one street in shrewsbury and closer to christmas people who thought of the idea, are feeling worried and exhausted after being inspired by the way communities have come together and confused and stressed, during the pandemic. and there is something amazing about singing. our reporter fiona lamdin so, giving as many people a chance to sing together is there with them this morning. i think is really important. and, tonight, just before 6pm, these bells will ring out good morning! yes, we are here in across town, a call to sing, one which they are hoping thousands across the country will respond to. shrewsbury, and as you can see not only the residents but also the dog is getting dressed up, ready for tonight. they've been rehearsing all morning. i want to point you to the
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i don't know if you can see, it is quite wet here, but they are not effort this street have gone too. back to the carols, they've been letting that damping peoples spirits. natalie, you have lived rehearsing all morning and they want eve ryo ne rehearsing all morning and they want everyone wherever you are in the uk to come out on to your doorstep at here, what has it been like being 6am tonight and sing. pa rt here, what has it been like being part of this community? we have had many communities are close at the a run whatsapp and facebook page, and regular community events. it is end of this year than they were at the start with neighbours bonding important that no one person feels over their weekly clap for carers alone, and that there is a way to and in some places they've even had reach out. we do our socially entire street work—outs. distant socialising, keeping things # singing carols on your doorstep safe, but it has been a lovely opportunity to meet my neighbours. # singing carols on your doorstep #0n # singing carols on your doorstep # on december the 16th we have morning coffee on a monday. # on december the 16th # get yourfriends # on december the 16th # get your friends and neighbours singing # and the kids across the street... we have morning coffee on a monday. we have morning coffee on a monday. we have barbecues throughout the period. and have got to know each in shropshire, they are determined other and come together as a not to let this community spirit community. i hear that they are died. all of the normal things we doing a socially distanced barbecue love in this town were cancelled and on christmas day on this street. ijust love in this town were cancelled and i just thought christmas cannot tonight, though, is another excuse love in this town were cancelled and ijust thought christmas cannot be cancelled, there has to be something for this whole street to get andi cancelled, there has to be something and i applied a little bit of together safely. let's have a little lateral thinking and borrowing from
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taster of what might be in store cla p lateral thinking and borrowing from clap for carers and realised carols on the doorstep was the obvious answer. tonight. # doorstep carols... whatever tier you live in it is simple and safe. rob lee the safest activity we've been able to do during lockdown, and the idea came from clap for carers but you're on your doorstep in your own bubble, singing and enjoying yourself but in a safe and socially distant way. so, i started with three chords, c, f and g12—year—old they play "god rest ye merry gentlemen". we will let them keep george has written a song to encourage everyone to join george has written a song to encourage everyone tojoin in. the playing and singing. we are going to fa ct encourage everyone tojoin in. the meet sandra. she has even got her fact people like it is humbling, really. we wish you a merry christmas #we christmas # we wish you a merry christmas # we wish you a merry christmas #we # we wish you a merry christmas # we wish you a merry christmas # we wish you a merry christmas and earn chiminea. we were blessed with # we wish you a merry christmas and and a # we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! across town, naomi a lovely summer in the first and her daughter have lived on this lockdown, so, yes, this has been street for 20 years. we came coming out, we have five people with together in lockdown, i went round little barbecues and fire pits out, and put leaflets to everybody‘s but there has not been one monday or
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dosing if you need prescriptions picked up, so when i saw doorstep friday were nobody has come out, carols advertised i thought our whether it has been raining or street has to do it because it's whatever stop so christmas spirit just the sort of thing we like doing. i used to opt the tonight? and community spirit has definitely grown. you sit out here and you definitely! and she is spreading the offer people coffee, you sit by the message up and down the road. # rejoice, rejoice fire... we have been making christmas decorations, yes. i have lived in this street for about 25 # rejoice, rejoice # emmanuel shall come to thee years. you could alwaysjust # emmanuel shall come to thee lived in this street for about 25 # 0h, is real... in the town's years. you could always just a way people but i have now really got to know all of my neighbours and they are all really good friends. i abbey, denied cosmic event will always think that out of a dark replace the annual carol service. people have been gathering here for cloud you have got to have a silver lining, and the dark cloud is covid 937 years and this is the first year but we have had the silver lining of where they cannot come in and sing so we are encouraging people to sing friendship. and tonight you'll all where they are. be on your doorsteps. yes, we have # 0h, where they are. # oh, come, oh come, emmanuel...“ got our hymn sheets, but we will, is important to give people hope and well, not raise the roof out here, but sing to the heavens! we are here encouragement. people have found this an incredibly hard and
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difficult year and as we get closer all morning. hopefully it might stop to christmas people are feeling raining, but we are going to ignore worried and exhausted and confused the rain and have fun and in fact, and distressed, and there is later on in the programme, we are something amazing about singing so going to have an even bigger choir, giving as many people the chance to and possibly an opera singer. see you then. amazing stuff, fi. i hope sing as possible is important. and tonight, just before 6pm, these bells will ring out across town, a call to sing, one which they're it hasn't woken up anyone who was on hoping thousands across the country the night shift! we will be back will respond to you. there later in the morning for more christmas cheer. time now for the well, all these residents will be news, weather and travel where you out at 6pm, they've got their song are. good morning from bbc london. sheets with them now so let's meet carol. you've lived here longer so new tier 3 restrictions have come what has lockdown been like? when i into force in london, parts of essex and hertfordshire today. first came to live here, i pubs and restaurants must remain closed except for takeaways. experienced it, and i couldn't wish indoor entertainment venue such as theatres, bowling alleys and cinemas must for a better community. what can you also remain closed. say but thank you, everybody, for under the new laws people should now getting together. i looking forward only travel if it is essential. to tonight because you your. you can get the latest on restrictions and what they mean favourite carol? good king
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for you and your family on the bbc wenceslas. we will see new hearing news website. meanwhile, cafes and restaurants sing ina wenceslas. we will see new hearing sing in a minute. hester, you've have started disposing of thousands lived here for the shortest time, you've only just moved lived here for the shortest time, of pounds worth of stock they now you've onlyjust moved in, you and your little one, how will you enjoy will not be able to use for meals. with uncertainty over tonight? we will love it. it's been really welcoming and we can't wait when places can reopen, to enjoy tonight as well. both of many businesses are not sure if they can keep on staff you joining to enjoy tonight as well. both of in what has been an extremely youjoining in? as long challenging time for the industry. to enjoy tonight as well. both of you joining in? as long as bedtime allows it! from the safety of your we were given less than 48 hours notice before we closed, doorstep, it's perfect! let's come probably losing over £1000 over tojohn. it worth of stock. doorstep, it's perfect! let's come over to john. it has doorstep, it's perfect! let's come over tojohn. it has been a very difficult yearfor you. there isjust so much unknown and it over tojohn. it has been a very difficult year for you. give us a feels really unfair and it feels flavour of what you will be doing. like hospitality is being penalised be doing carol concerts, carol for something that is not our fault. concerts, but this year nothing at all. have you ever known anything schools in greenwich will be open this morning days after they were like it? nothing like it but you asked to move to online learning. have to do what you can and this is the rising number of covid cases a good way to do the best you can in meant councils as head teachers to these difficult circumstances. we will leave you to it, sing us out! shut schools but the advice changed after the threat of legal action from the government. the council # god rest you merry gentlemen says it cannot justify from the government. the council says it cannotjustify using public # god rest you merry gentlemen # let nothing you dismay funds to fight the decision in the
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courts. one of london's most famous # let nothing you dismay # forjesus christ our saviour # forjesus christ our saviour # was born on christmas day shops has been given special listed # was born on christmas day status by stroking them. selfridges #to # was born on christmas day # to save us all from satan's power has been reclassified as a building # to save us all from satan's power of more than special interest after # when we were gone astray # when we were gone astray # 0h, tidings of comfort and joy its grade two status got an upgrade. the heritage body said the store was # 0h, tidings of comfort and joy # comfort and joy a social and cultural institution. # comfort and joy # 0h, tidings of comfort and joy let's ta ke a social and cultural institution. let's take a look at the tube this morning. all services running well #... thank you everybody! that's lovely, apart from on the overground where isn't it? and it is a nice way to there are severe delays between start the day. do notjoin in, liverpool street, chingford, cheshunt due to a track fault. for they've been saying. this is bbc breakfast, it is 8:59am. the rest of the travel news, tune into bbc radio london with updates every 15 minutes. let's take a look at the weather. good morning. it is at the weather. good morning. it is a mild and frost free start to the day with temperatures in high single figures. it could be quite a pretty sunrise, watch out for that, with cloud thickening through the morning and the southerly wind will strengthen with an approaching weather front but we should stay dry
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through the morning into the first pa rt through the morning into the first part of the afternoon. this rain land is moving eastwards, most of the rain will be light and for some us towards eastern areas it will not get to us until after dark. top this is bbc news with temperatures this afternoon are the latest headlines. 10-11, temperatures this afternoon are 10—11, wet and windy for much of the tougher warnings about second half of the day, this rain the dangers of christmas band clears through this evening to socialising will be issued leave us with a dry night, with by the four uk nations later — but the rules allowing three households to meet are expected clear bop spells and it will feel to remain. it's not for government cooler into thursday morning. on to tell people exactly how to handle the situation, thursday, then, it should stay dry but it is to offer them clear guidance. or mostly dry with a small chance of last orders in london a shower with bright and sunny as it moves to tier 3 — ministers are due to review other spells with temperatures rising english tiers today. again11—12, spells with temperatures rising again 11—12, even the day, this rain band clears through this evening to leave us with a dry night, with we'd love to hear about what you've clear bop spells and it will feel decided to do this christmas. will you be getting together cooler into thursday morning. on thursday, then, it should stay dry with other households or not? or mostly dry with a small chance of do you think the leaders a shower with bright and sunny in the fournations should change the decision spells with temperatures rising again11—12, to relax the rules for five days? spells with temperatures rising again 11—12, even mild are still on do get in touch with me friday but on twitter @annita—mcveigh and use #bbcyourquestions, and i'll try to read out some of your comments.
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good morning welcome to breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. our headlines today. caution at chrismas — tougher guidance over celebrating safely is expected but no final decision yet. discussions between the four nations continue. bell rings. last orders in london but the rest of england waits to hear its fate as regional tiers are reviewed. and concussion substitutions in football from january. trials are expected to be approved today following pressure on the sport to do more to protect players. once upon a time, there lived a
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super cute little couple called mary and joseph. and from david walliams to our very own mike bushall, we'll hear how one school has roped in some famous friends to give their nativity play a special sparkle. good morning! for many of us it is a relatively mild start to the day, for some it is dry but we have wet and windy weather in the west, moving northwards so we will all see some rain. all the details in ten minutes. it's wednesday the 16th december. our top story. tougher warnings about the dangers of mixing over christmas will be issued by the four nations, but it's understood the rules allowing three households to meet are unlikely to change. people will be urged to think carefully about spending time with elderly relatives and travelling long distances. it's after health experts said the planned relaxation would "cost lives". our political correspondent nick eardley reports. after a year in which few things have been normal, christmas is going to
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be different, too. gone are the office parties and big gatherings of family and friends. there are plans to relax some rules to allow limited mixing but with cases rising in many areas, some have called for a rethink, saying the decision could cost lives. will we still get christmas, prime minister? leaders from across the uk held talks yesterday and it looks like the rules will still be relaxed for christmas. in england, there is no plan for a change of heart and it is understood to be likely other parts of the uk will stick to the plan, too. the final decisions are still to be made but if confirmed that would allow three households to form a christmas bubble for five days, starting from 23rd of december. but the government is expected to tell us all to be very cautious. in the next few days, ministers are likely to urge the public to limit social contact in the days before forming a bubble, to think carefully about mixing
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with elderly or at—risk relatives, and to stay close to home for christmas if possible. there will be more talks on the plans later this morning. politicians are likely to be telling us all to have a cautious christmas this year. nick eardley, bbc news, westminster. we're joined now by our political correspondent iain watson. good morning to you, and we will be speaking to robertjenrick in half an hour's time and it seems the government is under a little bit more pressure to give some clarity over those christmas plans. that's right. under huge pressure, the british medicaljournal, only the second joint editorial, saying this isa second joint editorial, saying this is a rash decision by the government to relax the christmas measures saying it'll cost lives. we are on parfor saying it'll cost lives. we are on par for the saying it'll cost lives. we are on parfor the same saying it'll cost lives. we are on par for the same admissions this year as we had at the peak of the
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virus in the spring, keir starmer saying the country is at a critical stage, saying he would back tougher restrictions if that is the road the government wants to go down. but as you heard from nick eardley, in england the government is reluctant to change any regulations and it is likely there would be a four nations approach, the devolved nations as well, they are all talking around 10am, but it looks as though what they will decide to do is give stronger guidance and advice to people over christmas rather than restricting their movements. it was summed up by the first minister of wales, mark dra keford, summed up by the first minister of wales, mark drakeford, who said the political choice we are facing is grim but equally everything has a consequence. for example, if you restrict peoples movement over the christmas period, you might have an adverse affect on their mental health because people are expecting to see families for the first time in months which has a consequence. in the end, the balancing act the
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government will do is tougher advice, think twice before you travel and meet elderly relatives but giving people the choice to do so and! but giving people the choice to do so and i think that is more likely and people would follow the regulations. the housing and communities secretary robertjenrick will be here in 25 minutes. strict tier 3 coronavirus measures have come into force for almost 11 million people in greater london, and parts of essex and hertfordshire. pubs, restaurants and cafes have had to close but they can offer takeaways or deliveries instead, while indoor entertainment venues like cinemas and theatres have to shut. john mcmanus reports. it looked festive, and the crowds and the traffic were out in force last night in the capital. but, as the tier 3 deadline loomed, the mood among some of the diners and drinkers of london's west end, turned to one of resignation. unfortunately it is a measure the government has to take, but we are going to hopefully make the most of it tonight.
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even if you don't like the government, you just hope that they have enough good scientists that are telling them the right thing to do. i have lost people in my life, but the reality is, people do die, and if a lot more people dying, of other things, then this disease, or whatever they are calling it, it's a joke, it's a scandal. what is the point in living if we are not allowed to be social beings, if we are not allowed to interact with each other? if we are not allowed to engage with each other and have fun? there is no point to life if we are not with other people. the government, though, has made its decision. and, as the night wore on, london's time in tier 2 finally ran out. last orders at the bar, last orders! cheering so, it's last orders here on the streets of the capital and at a time of year when bars, restaurants and pubs should be making most of their money,
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and for those who enjoy a christmas tipple, there is no idea yet when they might be able to come back. parts of essex and hertfordshire have also moved to the tightest restrictions, which many people in swathes of the midlands, the north—east and the north—west are already living under. today, the government will review whether other parts of england will need to move between tiers. and although venues such as these can offer takeaway food and drink, for many, the only option will be to pack up, for now. john mcmanus, bbc news. european countries have tightened restrictions ahead of christmas following record daily cases and deaths this month. the netherlands has announced a new five week lockdown and in germany all shops and schools will close from today. france has also replaced its second national lockdown with a new night—time curfew — people won't be able to leave their homes between eight o'clock at night and six o'clock in the morning. ministers have revised a controversial housing target plan for england after facing backlash from conservative mps.
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the computer—based formula used to decide where houses should be built has been "updated" to focus more on areas in the north and midlands after concerns that it would have been concentrated in the south east. the new plans will prioritise building new homes in the 20 largest cities. rail fares will rise more than expected next year, but the above—inflation hike won't come into effect until march. prices will increase by 2.6%. the government said it reflected "unprecedented taxpayer support" for rail this year but the transport union, the tssa, has described the news as a "kick in the teeth" for passengers. i have some kangaroo news for you... i asked for it to stay in. look at the power you have. we all know that dogs and horses can communicate with humans but i bet you didn't think kangaroos could, too? well, just have a look at this. scientists found kangeroos "intently gazed" at researchers
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when they were unable to open a box with food in, and many of them alternately looked at the human and at the container, as a way of gesturing toward the object. some of them even scratched or sniffed the person conducting the experiment to try to get them to help. scientists had previously thought only domesticated animals could ask humans for help in that way. what i do is i look at the tea cup and look at the person, that is what happens. are you trying it on me now? i made you one at 5:50am! would you like another cup of tea? let's try it on carol, let's look at her longingly and she will do the weather. 0h, all right then. oh, all right then. it works! that little kangaroo was gorgeous! this morning for some of us we will see some gorgeous sunrises but by no means everywhere. you can see one of our weather watchers are this one in
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from suffolk. the forecast today is actually quite wet and also windy. the strongest wind currently towards the west and the heaviest rain moving from the west towards the east and also the north through the day. heading into the far south—east much later. if we follow this line, you can see we have an area of low pressure with the rain wrapped around it so further blasts of rain coming on across northern ireland, western scotland and north—west england. these black circles indicate the strength of wind gusts this afternoon is a pretty gusty across the south—west and inland it will not be as gusty, and it is gusty in exposed areas. temperatures 8-11. gusty in exposed areas. temperatures 8—11. through this evening and overnight, we say goodbye to that weather front with the wraparound moving northwards across scotland. then we see quite a few showers coming in across the coast with some of them blown inland for example through the bristol channel,
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midlands into 0xfordshire. it'll still be quite wind so we are not anticipating any issues with frost. it will be a colder start to the day tomorrow morning than this morning. tomorrow, we have a transient ridge of high pressure building across us meaning a lot of dry weather and a fair bit of sunshine and a fairfew showers until later when he to the west and then there is the arrival of the next band of rain and strengthening windy. 9—13 on thursday. if you feel like something mulder, friday will be very mild for this time of year. thank you very much, carol, see you in halfan thank you very much, carol, see you in half an hour. and much better than a kangaroo, thank you. i've been compared to one before. i'd never go down that road, carol. probably very wise. with only a week to go until coronavirus restrictions are due to be relaxed for christmas, a change of advice could be on the way, following a surge in new cases. more talks between the four nations
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are expected to take place later, with a decision likely in the coming days. so, what are the rules for meeting and greeting over christmas, as it stands? well, last month, the leaders of the england, scotland, wales and northern ireland agreed three households will be able to meet indoors over christmas. in scotland, the number of people within those three households has been limited to eight, but under—12s don't count. this bubble applies for five days, from the 23rd of december to the 27th. northern ireland gets an extra day either side, to allow for travel time. you can still meet people who aren't in your bubble outdoors. but where depends on national restrictions, or what tier you're in. you can however meet your bubble at a place of worship or in an outdoor public place. once a bubble is formed, it is fixed and cannot be changed or extended further at any point. labour has called on the government to hold an emergency review of the plans, with leader sir keir starmer accusing ministers of having "lost control of infections."
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so what would labour do instead? let's speak now to shadow communities secretary, steve reed, who joins us from westminster. good morning and thank you very much for joining good morning and thank you very much forjoining us. we hear quite clearly funkierjohnny anglais he wa nts a clearly funkierjohnny anglais he wants a review. what would you like to see happen? morning. the concern that keir starmer has is that over recent weeks we've seen a dramatic surge in the number of infections in some parts of the country. we had the news of the new variant of the disease that could be more contagious. given the system is supposed to be controlling the virus but isn't, then we suggested to the government and i'm glad they are listening for it is worth having a review of the proposals to ease restrictions over the christmas period because the last thing any of us want is to have a free for all over christmas than it then results ina over christmas than it then results in a massive hangover injanuary when we look back and wonder why we allowed it to go ahead in that way
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especially if we end up with the nhs overwhelmed with patience and particularly if we end up in a protracted lockdown with all the damage that will do to peoples health, lives and livelihoods and the economy. so you have asked for a review but what is it that you would like to see changed? what we've asked for is a review on the part of the four nations of the united kingdom. the national government and the devolved nations. they have access to the data and scientists we don't have. the decisions need to be based on the signs in that way. we are simply calling for a review to confirm again whether the proposed easing of the restrictions is safe given what we now know about the failure of the government's deer—mac system to control the rate of infections. it is for that government to take decisions on exactly how or whether the guidance needs to be changed. there are a limited number of variables, the
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number of days people are allowed to meet while the restrictions were eased and whether people can meet, as well as the government's messaging. we have seen the rates of infection rising so what we don't wa nt to infection rising so what we don't want to happen as a protracted lockdown in the new year. let's go back to the four nations. is it important from your point of view it is one message from all of those nations? i think it is far better there is a single message. people will be moving all over the united kingdom for the christmas period, in and out of the different nations, and out of the different nations, and if there are different rules in different nations it is far more complex than it needs to be and there are big problems with the government's messaging ever since they allowed dominic cummings to go on his infamous trek across the country which caused real damage to people's understanding of the guidance. we need clarity over the christmas period. of course we want people to enjoy christmas but it must be done safely and there must
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not be unintended consequences in january. if the government looks at the scientific advice and takes the view that christmas can carry on in the way it has been planned, you would support that, would you? the point of the review is not that we have a predetermined outcome for it, it is simply a review. given what has been going on with the tier system, i was listening about the surge that has been happening in the country, in tier 3, the rate of infection has gone up in half of the country so the government doesn't have control of this virus. let's have control of this virus. let's have the review happen based on the science and let stew over christmas what is safe and not have a free for all. let's talk about the sheer practicalities of this because we we re practicalities of this because we were speaking to a gp earlier today and many elderly people have started to make the journey so they avoid busy times. is it in your view, what about the timing of any decision, doesn't make it difficult for people to make their individual decisions?
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the sooner the decision is taken, the easier it will be for people. you refer to travel. one of the areas we have concern about is the government hasn't plan for how many people can travel safely at the same time and if large numbers of people decide to travel across the country on 23rd of december, how will the government ensure there is proper social distancing that can keep people safe? the guidance need to be clear about issues like that. the timeframe for doing this is closing now and the government needs to give that advice as soon as possible so people can prepare for a christmas they can enjoy but enjoy safely. which of the two options would you prefer? is it the government gives advice? the government advice is strengthening. or that they change the rules? the advice needs to be stronger and clearer but it might be, given the surge in the rate of infections and the new variant which appears to be more contagious, there might bea appears to be more contagious, there might be a need to look at whether
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the easing of restrictions need to change in terms of the number of days or people but let's take that decision based on the science. it mustn't be knee jerk. decision based on the science. it mustn't be kneejerk. we decision based on the science. it mustn't be knee jerk. we call for a review to make sure what we do over christmas doesn't have unintended consequences in the new year damaging for lives and livelihoods. these are tough decisions for every family, every household so are you changing your plans? yes, personally, we decided not to visit my parents over christmas, which is heartbreaking for everyone concerned but our priority needs to be to keep people safe and we will do something different, get together over zoom, toast each other and open our presents like that but the british people have really put up with an awful lot this year and being very responsible but we need to make sure the government's guidance over christmas is appropriate to keep everybody safe. steven reid, thank you for your time on bbc breakfast.
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interesting to hear whether you've changed your plans over christmas, let us know, find us on social media and on the e—mail as well. communicating the rules for christmas will also be a task for local authorities. greg fell is the public health director for sheffield, and joins us now. good morning, good to speak to you this morning. i suppose it is that fine line between following what the guidelines are and also our own individual responsibility, both as families and those looking after loved ones this time of year. good morning, charlie. from a purely epidemiological point of view, r is a bit too high, we have a baseline rate to infection, we have a rising or at best a flat rate of infection so the propensity for it to take off again is clearand so the propensity for it to take off again is clear and is taking off in many parts of the country. there is
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no easy or consequence free action, and certainly in sheffield we've taken an approach based on consensus and consent and it is really clear people were intending to meet up with friends or family over the holiday periods are what we are trying to do is manage the risks as best we can, and there's lots of useful advice out there on how to do that. charlie is on tomorrow, it is down today! nice to speak to you, that's quite all right. —— it dan today. are you worried what might happen in january? that today. are you worried what might happen injanuary? that is a concern for many people so what are your concerns? everyone in my position has been worried about christmas for a while. you see what has happened in the states throughout thanksgiving, it is a big event, people travel, household mix. most of us think if we will catch this virus we will catch it from strangers outside of our home but the converse is true so when we
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start mixing households that have not mixed for a while, that puts us at risk of transmission of the virus and rates continue to take off. as infections rise, hospitalisations follow and deaths will follow, that is the epidemiological reality so most people in my position are intensely worried about that. we all approach it differently, some people will be watching and saying, why do you need the government to tell you what to do? they might be getting together with one of the household, whatever it might be. other people will be thinking, what do i do? what decision should i make? how should i act over christmas? and they need that sort of guidance, don't they? it is important, for me, that we don'tjudge people based on the decisions they've made about the risks as they see them. it is really important. there was a fantastic paper published by sage late
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november on how to manage those risks, directed at individuals rather than the government. there we re rather than the government. there were ten considerations. i will not read through them all but is it necessary , read through them all but is it necessary, can it be done online? could it be done outdoors not indoors? certainly take greater care to protect those that are clinically vulnerable. wash hands, all of the routine stuff, washing down touch points in the house regularly. the things that happen in venues could protect us in our home. it's worth reading those principles because they are really good. can i ask you ona they are really good. can i ask you on a practical point of view, if people are getting together with households mixing within a household, is the suggestion to practically do things like leave the door open, make sure there is ventilation, if you can go outside with elderly relatives to try to do that? yes, correct. we have shifted
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to focus on ventilation, shifting the airaround to focus on ventilation, shifting the air around reducing the risk of transmission. it doesn't reduce it to zero but it reduces it. outdoors is better than in with windows open is better than in with windows open is better than not. and proximity to other people and time spent in close proximity. all of those things individually slightly increase the risk so if we can strip them away they will decrease the risk. every little thing counts. and you are in a position, sheffield is in tier 3, lots of places in the same situation as that wondering what the tier announcements might be in the coming days, so what are your thoughts about what might happen in sheffield? we haven't heard yet. i think the decision will be made today, so hoping later today or tomorrow. for us in sheffield, the rates of infection, particularly amongst the elderly, have come down
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massively over the last month but now flatlining, the rate of decline has stopped, and our hospital is very busy. what we have is a significant number of people who have had covid and survived, which is clearly great for them, but have complex illness so they will be in hospitalfor a great complex illness so they will be in hospital for a great period complex illness so they will be in hospitalfor a great period of time so we have very little wiggle room in sheffield. i don't know and i wouldn't want to call it but i wouldn't want to call it but i wouldn't be surprised if we remain in tier 3. good to talk to you, greg fell, the public health director in sheffield. that is a conversation many people in tier 3 will be thinking about over the next 24 hours. so many decisions to be made, aren't there? people from ethnic minority backgrounds or lower incomes in the uk are among the groups most reluctant to receive the coronavirus jab, according to research from the royal society for public health. england's vaccines minister, nadhim zahawi, has warned minority groups to be wary of misinformation and anti—vaccination messages. our community affairs correspondent
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adina campbell reports. the impact of coronavirus on people from black, asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds has caused a great deal of anxiety and distress over the last few months. but with the vaccine now in sight many of us are now starting to breathe a sigh of relief. some, though, are still fearful. the pandemic has thrown up so many questions about our health and caused a lot of anxiety. but what a number of reports and studies over the last few months has shown is that black, asian and other ethnic minority groups are twice as likely to be infected by coronavirus compared with white people and are more at risk of dying. so why is there so much scepticism about the vaccine in these communities? in my minority of people, we have natural remedies so if we have a cough or cold, then own thing with garlic, ginger, honey, lemon. i am not against people having it, but we all have our own personal views.
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so far, it is god that is protecting me, i am under his divine protection. i will never catch any disease. i think a lot of people are hesitant in our community but i think we've got to see the positive side of it. i think if there is a service offering the public to take it, i don't think there is any issue. i will take the vaccine because there is no problem and no consequence. i will take it and protect my family. if it has a chip in it to track people, that's the reason i wouldn't go for it. where have you heard this vaccine has got a chip? from the whatsapps. the vaccine does not contain a chip and the government says we should be cautious of misinformation and conspiracy theories. i see even with my two kids, people sending whatsapp videos and all sorts of messages. if you don't know where that is coming from, then it's very likely to be inaccurate. this is an incredibly
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well—developed, scientific endeavour, and i'd urge everyone — take the information, read it, look at it and make your mind up. i could tell you, i saw it first—hand. and those at the most senior level of health care are encouraging people from ethnic minority groups to take the vaccine. for somebody like me that's stood in the nightingale and saw row after row of bame patients being ventilated, and seen the way itjust disproportionately affected people from the bame community, i would be urging everybody to take the vaccine. and you will be having the vaccine? i will be having the vaccine, definitely. researchers say the evidence is clear — with higher death rates in these communities, coupled with under—representation in clinical trials, scientists insist getting vaccinated is the safest way to help end the pandemic. adina campbell, bbc news.
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this is bbc breakfast. time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. good morning from bbc london. new tier 3 restrictions have come into force in london, parts of essex and hertfordshire today. pubs and restaurants must remain closed except for takeaways. indoor entertainment venue such as theatres, bowling alleys and cinemas must also remain closed. under the new rules people should now only travel if it is essential. you can get the latest on restrictions and what they mean for you and your family on the bbc news website. weight with uncertainty over when places can reopen many businesses are unsure about their futures in what has been an extremely challenging time for the industry.
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we were given less than 48 hours notice before we closed, probably losing over £1000 worth of stock. there isjust so much unknown and it feels really unfair and it feels like hospitality is being penalised for something that is not our fault. schools in greenwich will be open this morning days after they were asked to move to online learning. the rising number of covid cases meant the council asked head teachers to shut schools but the advice changed after the threat of legal action from the government. the council says it cannot justify using public funds to fight the decision in the courts. one of london's most famous shops has been given special listed status by historic england. selfridges has been reclassified as a building of more than special interest after its grade two status got an upgrade. the heritage body said the store was a social and cultural institution. let's take a look at the travel this morning. all tube services running well apart
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from on the overground where there are severe delays between liverpool street, chingford, cheshunt and enfield town due to a track fault. for the rest of the travel news, tune into bbc radio london with updates every 15 minutes. let's take a look at the weather with elizabeth. good morning. once again it is a mild and frost free start to the day. temperatures in high single figures. it could be quite a pretty sunrise. watch out for that. cloud thickening through the morning and a southerly wind strengthening with an approaching weather front, but we should stay dry through the morning and into the first part of the afternoon. then this rain band is moving eastwards, most of the rain on this will be light and patchy, and towards eastern areas in particular it will not get to us until after dark. top temperatures this afternoon, around 10 celsius. wet and windy for much of the second half of the day. a rain band clears heading
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through this evening, so a dry night to come with clear spells, and it will feel a bit cooler into thursday morning. it's on thursday, it should stay dry or mostly dry, with a small chance of a shower, with some bright, sunny spells. temperatures rising again to around 11 celsius. milder still on friday, and wet and windy for much of the day. iam back i am back with the latest from bbc london in one hour. have a lovely morning. hello, this is breakfast with dan walker and louise minchin. tougher warnings about the dangers of mixing over christmas will be issued by the four nations, after warnings that infection rates will rise under the current rules. people will be urged to think carefully about spending time with elderly relatives and travelling long distances — but it's understood the rules allowing three households to meet are unlikely to change. it's comes after health
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experts said the planned relaxation would "cost lives". strict tier 3 coronavirus measures have come into force for almost 11 million people in greater london, and parts of essex and hertfordshire. pu bs, restau ra nts a nd cafes have had to close — but they can offer takeaways or deliveries instead. today the government will review if other parts of england need to move between tiers. european countries have tightened restrictions ahead of christmas following record daily cases and deaths this month. the netherlands has announced a new five—week lockdown and in germany all shops and schools will close from today. france has also replaced its second national lockdown with a new night—time curfew — people won't be able to leave their homes between eight o'clock at night and six o'clock in the morning. rail fares will rise more than expected next year, but the above—inflation hike won't come into effect until march.
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prices will increase by 2.6 per cent. the government said it reflected "unprecedented taxpayer support" for rail this year — but the transport union, the tssa, has described the news as a "kick in the teeth" for passengers. a relic removed from the great pyramid in egypt in 1872, has been found by chance in a cigar tin at the university of aberdeen. the small piece of wood, which dates back 5,000 years had been missing since 1946. it's one of three artefacts known as the dixon relics, and it's hoped it could shed new light on the great pyramid. what a find! iam i am absolutely amazed by that. it has a big slice of indiana jones about it. we will have their housing minister robertjenrick speaking to you shortly. now the sports news, with cat downes. looking at concussion in sport.
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something we have touched on a lot in recent weeks. we have been talking about it in rugby, a number of former players being diagnosed with early onset dementia. a number of the 1966 world cup winning football side also diagnosed with dementia so lots of focus on the issue in sport. there could be a big change ahead in football. trials of concussion substitutes are set to be approved later, by football's lawmakers, ifab. from next month, we're likely to see players subbed after a clash of heads. there are talks taking place today. let's talk to dr willie stewart, who has been researching the possible link between degenerative brain disease and football. thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us this morning. you're finding some for an up some stark statistics about the risks to football players. what have you found? research we published last
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year on the health outcomes of 8000 former professional footballers, compared to people born in the same year from the same areas and be found footballers dying of degenerative brain disease at a 2.5 times higher rate than we would expect, from a doubling in parkinson's disease to a fivefold increase in alzheimer's disease.“ a player gets a head injury, they can be permanently substituted, even if the team has already used all the substitutes it was allowed from the bench. do you think these measures go far enough? not at all. if the problem was one where concussed players couldn't leave the park, this would be a solution, but the problem is recognising and identifying those injured players and this does nothing to help the sideline made it get that identification process. every other sport has solutions to that. it
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looks like football has gone back to the last century and come up with a bigger problem. why do you think it isa bigger problem. why do you think it is a bigger problem? what i understand they are saying is that whilst players can check whether they need to come off, that player can be taken off and assessed but there is no substitute to go on so they are applying more pressure to they are applying more pressure to the medic by having the team play with a man down, a woman down, while the player is assessed. what every other sport has done is put a temporary substitute on in that place. what would you like to see instead is macro a temporary substitute go on, so while the player is off being assessed, the temporary sub—goes on, just like they do in rugby with the head injury assessment. we may see this being discussed at this meeting of ifab later on. that discussion taking place, thank you, doctor willie stewart. so medics are saying
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that potentially does not go far enough. leaders across the four nations will hold more talks today to review the guidance over christmas — after warnings that the current rules will lead to a surge in cases. it comes just one week before measures are to be relaxed across the uk. let's speak now to the housing and communities secretary, robertjenrick. good morning to you, thank you for being with us this morning. from what we can tell from correspondence from viewers, people are thinking again about what they may be doing over christmas this year. we will talk about the government plans and some of the language we will see used, but i'm sure that viewers will be interested to know whether you as a government minister have changed your christmas plans this year.” have, actually, yes. my family like millions across the country, have been talking about what is right for us. i have two parents in their 80s. we have concluded that much as we would love to come together on christmas day, actually we will not,
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on this occasion and we will catch up on this occasion and we will catch up over zoom or teams, and part of the reason for that is the good news about the vaccine roll—out, the expectation that my parents like millions of others are likely to be vaccinated early in the new year, and so why not wait a few weeks or months and get the family together for a get together when we know it is safe to do so. conversations like that are happening across the country. people using their own judgment to decide what is right for theirfamily, what judgment to decide what is right for their family, what is judgment to decide what is right for theirfamily, what is right for others. did you make that decision when the vaccine news came out or just as a family in the last couple of days? like lots of things, we have had plenty of discussions. it has been heavily influenced by the vaccine. my sense is that many people, older members of the public, are coming to the conclusion that with the great use of the vaccine,
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it might be wise to wait and get together with family and friends a little bit later on. i strongly feel that this is something where members of the public need to use their own judgment, that governments can set a legal framework, which we judgment, that governments can set a legalframework, which we have done, which applies across the whole of the uk, but we cannot legislate for every eventuality and everything happening in peoples lives, so it is important that people reach their own informed judgments about what is right for them and their family, and, as you say, other conversations are happening right now. through the course of the pandemic, there have been strong and direct, you could call them commands from government about staying home, washing hands, not going to work, and now when it comes to christmas, particularly in light of the warnings, which i will mention in the moment, you are saying, you decide. why isn't there that clear guidance that we have seen at other points in the last few
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months? on every occasion we have created a legal framework which says what you can do, and that can be very restrictive at times. on this occasion, that is that you can come together with three households or bubbles were up to five days, but as with other restrictions in the past it has never been mandatory to go that far. you can use your own judgment, that you might want to work from home, that you do not want to go out as much as you would otherwise have done on this occasion, that you might choose not to come together with so many households. with respect, mr jenrick, people have been fined for not following those rules or guidelines, whatever you want to call them. the legal framework provides the law, with respect to every restriction you don't have to go that far. you can obviously choose to do less or stop here, we are going to give very clear guidance to the public. you can see
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the views of the chief medical officer and his expert advisers, saying that there are certain risks of bringing people together this christmas, and so, the very clear guidance from the government today is, exercise good judgment. think about the particular vulnerabilities of yourfamily and about the particular vulnerabilities of your family and friends who might be coming together and decide what's right for you. we cannot legislate for every eventuality. there will be families who have been longing to come together this christmas. there might be significant reasons for that such as elderly members of the public who might not have so many christmases ahead and want to bring theirfamily together on christmases ahead and want to bring their family together on this occasion, so it is not for government to tell people exactly how to handle this situation, but it is to offer them clear guidance. this is a significant change in language, when government has been telling us how to act for many months and now, when it comes to christmas, an important time of year
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for many people, and there are significant concerns about what happens at christmas and what takes place in january and happens at christmas and what takes place injanuary and february, it seems that you are holding your hands up and saying, you decide what to do. it is not our responsibility. the legal framework is already quite restrictive. it limits you do coming together with three households, for a maximum of five days, but i do think that it is right that, for this particular holiday, people come to their ownjudgments. this particular holiday, people come to their own judgments. in this particular holiday, people come to their ownjudgments. in my experience, those conversations are happening across the country. i have been struck by how many people have actually concluded that, on this occasion, christmas will be altogether different, will be much smaller and potentially meeting up with elderly relatives over the marvels of technology. we have seen throughout the year that that is possible. other festivals have throughout the year that that is possible. otherfestivals have done it, passover, ramadan, diwali, so
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there is no reason to believe that christians and members of the public cannot do the same this christmas as well. should viewers be following their personaljudgment, well. should viewers be following their personal judgment, or the science? the science will play into their personaljudgment, science? the science will play into their personal judgment, won't science? the science will play into their personaljudgment, won't it? the chief medical officer's opinion, he has pointed out the risks of bringing elderly members of the public together, the risks of hugging and to getting into close indoor spaces with people who might have particular vulnerabilities, so those are exactly the sorts of things that people should be weighing up, and i'm sure they are, right across the country this morning. when you read from the bmj and health servicejournal talking about the issues they see with the relaxation of things over christmas, i'll read you a quote, they say it is rash, they say it will cost many lives stop in the joint editorial, they say we will have people sitting in ambulances, we will have people
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in corridors. their suggestion is that the relaxation over christmas will cost many lives. are they scaremongering? i respect their opinions. i also respect the opinions. i also respect the opinions of the chief medical officer and those who directly advise ministers like myself. it is true that, for a virus that rides on social interaction, the more often we come together with other people, other households, more likely it is that we will spread the virus and cases will increase. we have seen that in the us at thanksgiving, where lots of families came together, and it led subsequently to an increase in the number of infections and quite serious consequences in some parts of the country. so we all need, i think, to pay careful consideration to that, and to reach our own informed judgment. i actually have confidence in members of the public, because i know the conversations that my own family have had, and from friends and colleagues, i can hear those
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conversations happening in other parts of the country as well. the four nations meet again today to discuss christmas. just one point of clarity, do you think there is no way that there will be changes to what will happen over christmas, and it will be, as you say, a question of talking to people about their personal responsibilities and use of common sense? we keep all of these restrictions under review. the government's view today is quite clear that we have a legal framework, and what we can and will do is give people very clear guidance, informed by medical opinion of the kind that you have been listing this morning. and that will hopefully inform people to make that kind of judgment will hopefully inform people to make that kind ofjudgment on a family by family basis in the days ahead. the other thing which will be announced todayis other thing which will be announced today is the review of the tier system. speaking to someone involved in public health based in sheffield, probably quite a good example, they are in tier3, probably quite a good example, they are in tier 3, they've seen a reduction in case numbers in the
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elderly. the expectation is that they will not go into tier 2. do you think there will be that consideration for many other places, that we will not see many places dropping a tier? i cannot pre-empt the decision that will be made later today by the government's committee on tiering, which will be announced in due course. with regards to christmas around the corner, mr jenrick, what would that messy look like if you were to come at somewhere like sheffield was to drop from tier 3 into tier 2? we set out a rigorous set of criteria we will judge each part of the country against, including the number of infections, the progress of the virus in the early 60s, and pressure on the nhs. those are the criteria that thejudgments on the nhs. those are the criteria that the judgments are being made on. they will be made on a local authority by local authority basis, so there's people who are concerned about one part of a large county or
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region being lumped in with another can have an assurance that this is a detailed process, but you are right to say that, in many parts of the country, the rate of infection remains high. in many parts of the country it is actually rising. and so, this will be a difficult judgment and, with christmas just around the corner, it is important that we all continue to follow the guidance and that we do not take our foot off the pedal too soon. you might make more localised discussions. lincoln recorded 479 cases per 100,000 in the last figures that came out but the north—east of lincolnshire next door is 117 cases per 100000 and yet they are both in say three, so there might bea are both in say three, so there might be a more local decision in areas like that where there is concern about high and low next to each other, both being covered by a tier 3 regulation. yes, we committed at the last review
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we would take a look at each local authority and if there are particularly particular examples we could come to different decisions within counties or regions but i would say that history suggests the virus doesn't respect local authority boundaries and can spread very rapidly, even where there appears to be significant divergences on different occasions. in kent, when we were discussing the system last time, there was a higher rate of infection in east kent than west kent, and today there is still true but the number of cases has risen significantly in all the other parts of kent as well, and, so, the judgment is much less clear than it was back then. so, we have to make sure we are taking decisions that actually reflect the way we live our lives, how we shop, how we use hospitals and how we work, which is broader than district or borough
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councils boundaries. robert jenrick, appreciate your time, thank you. here's carol with a look at this morning's weather. i have just been looking at the weather for the last few weeks, how is it going to be if i venture outside? bless you! welcome back to you louise. outside it is pretty wet and pretty windy as well with the strongest windy in the west around the coast and parts of the south coast but the wind will transfer eastwards through the days are wherever you are you will notice it and if you haven't got the rain it is coming your way because low pressures driving our weather with this cold front, the blue one, moving towards the east, and the red one, the warm moving northwards. the isobars alone tell you we have gusty winds. the rain has been moving on from the west moving eastwards and northwards as we go through this morning, some of it heavy, some of it will continue to be heavy as it continues to migrate northwards and eastwards getting to the far
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south—east later on. behind it, there will be limited brightness, a lot of cloud with a few showers but if you follow this around, the centre of the low pressure is here with the rain wrapped around it so more rain coming in through western scotland, northern ireland and later north—west england. these black circles represent the strength of wind gas this afternoon so although we have had gusts up to 60 miles an hour this morning in western areas, it'll still be fairly gusty, even inland. and the temperature range roughly 9—11. heading through the course of the evening, that rain gets into the south east, follow it around again and it wraps around scotla nd around again and it wraps around scotland so that band of increasingly showery rain pushes northwards with other showers pushing on behind, a lot of those in the coast and some of them blown inland on the gusty windy and a gusty start to the day tomorrow than it was tomorrow. talking of tomorrow, a transient ridge of high
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pressure a cross tomorrow, a transient ridge of high pressure across us with those isobars meaning it'll be breezy with the next set of france coming our way which will introduce rain later in the day but because this is a transient ridge of high pressure, things settle down with more dry weather on offer with more sunshine and fewer showers. the front approaches, the cloud builds, we start to see rain and the winds strength and with maximum temperatures for thursday afternoon, 9-13. with temperatures for thursday afternoon, 9—13. with this front we will pull in some milderairso 9—13. with this front we will pull in some milder air so overnight the temperatures will actually rise. first thing on friday morning, temperatures will be higher than we are expecting mid—afternoon on thursday. here comes our clutch of fronts moving eastwards bringing rain but dragging in milder conditions as well. it'll be windy on friday, and if we pull in the temperature chart, look at the ambers on friday, very mild. in to
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saturday, temperatures slip and even more on sundays on friday, heavy rain and stronger windy in the west. in the east, murky conditions, these are the temperatures, 13, 14, and normally in the north it would be 6-7 normally in the north it would be 6—7 and in the south 8—9 so way above average but then things start to get cooler, not hugely heading on into the weekend. is your throat correctly because of the emotion of louise returning? yes, totally delighted to see louise back. and i was staring at you for that cup of tea like the kangaroo and it didn't work! louise keeps looking at her cup of tea. five yea rs looking at her cup of tea. five years i've been here and this is the first day. no hope for me, then? good cup of tea, though, wasn't it? yes, delicious. from cancelled carol concerts to virtual pantos — december is looking a little different this year. but that's not stopped one
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lancashire primary school which, with the help of some famous faces, is putting on its very own "2020 covid" version of the nativity story. let's take a look. david walliams: once upon a time, there lived a super cute little couple called mary and joseph, who were engaged to be married. one day, they received a snapchat from one of their mates telling them to turn the news on, pronto. this is such a surprise, and what a giant—killing act it was as well — flakefleet primary, 53 leagues below their opponents, managed to pull off the shock of the century! in fact, the shock of the millennium, beating the champions liverpool with a last—minute winner in extra time. all of a sudden, a beautiful angel appeared on mary's phone. maz, jo, the angel gabriel, you can call me gabe.
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but before we get down to business, this conversation will be recorded for monitoring and training purposes. their friendly doctor called for a virtual consultation. he breathes slowly. it's really important that you are relaxed during the birth. a mysterious bright light appeared in the sky. this is a story all about how mary... got turned upside down, now let me take a minute, just follow me and take you to bethlehem to see the baby. to see the baby. and they all managed to have a great time with a huge virtual zoom party. you know what, we are doing everything differently and this is brilliant. we are nowjoined by dave
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mcpartlin and skye and fletcher who play mary and joseph. how are you all? it looks lovely. skye, what was it like when you are asked to be mary, what did you think?” it like when you are asked to be mary, what did you think? i was happy but also nervous at the same time. i didn't know what was going on. what about you, fletcher? joseph has a big part in this? yes, it was pretty confusing, i didn't know what was happening at first and i thought, here it goes when it started happening. that is the first time they've actually heard the clips we've got because of the way it has been edited together, they sat there going, this is what it is going to be like. they didn't know a huge amount about if i'm honest. how big a job has been putting this together and what point did you realise you asked your first
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celebrity, they get on board and thenit celebrity, they get on board and then it snowballed from there? yes, it has been pretty full on, getting an early and finishing late. but it has been a tough time for everyone and we wanted to do something special so we started off thinking, we will write our own nativity, we sent a cheeky e—mail to david walliams. the sure enough he said he would get involved, he recorded, then we asked a couple of other people, and people wanted to do kind things, they want to make a difference and that is how we have felt over the last couple of weeks. so many lovely people have helped us out and we are so grateful, we've been really lucky, i guess. tell me about where did the donkeys come from? the donkeys? they were having a break from from? the donkeys? they were having a breakfrom blackpool saw from? the donkeys? they were having a break from blackpool saw a from? the donkeys? they were having a breakfrom blackpool saw a man came to help us out but brilliant donkey handler here and mary loved riding around on the donkey yesterday, didn't you ? riding around on the donkey yesterday, didn't you? loads of
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people have wanted to help us out. we didn't think we would pull off what we did. we said to the kids, when you want to do something, do it properly, but even we are surprised by this. obama, have you been in the school nativity skye, have you been in the school nativity before and what was your part last time?” think it was an angel, i don't remember it. so, a promotion from angel to mary and what was it like? your teacher was telling you and as that that is the first time you've seen the nativity is what was it like filming and putting it together ina like filming and putting it together in a strange way this year? it was probably really fun because we don't know what is happening and it is really exciting. we are not even sure how it'll look like so there is an excitement in a bit of a
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christmas surprise. i love this. joseph, fletcher, tell us about the donkeys, how was that big fan.” liked walking them. literally, you are in your element, i think he has are in your element, i think he has a job lined are in your element, i think he has ajob lined up are in your element, i think he has a job lined up on blackpool front. you haven't seen it because it will be put together so how is everybody going to watch it? will you all watch it together? we will put it on facebook and youtube next week. we wa nted facebook and youtube next week. we wanted to get it done before we broke up but there is something nice about families that can sit around, put it on the telly, get the popcorn in and do something nice. it has been a tough time for everyone working in schools, key workers, everybody else, and hopefully it'll make a few people smile when we need it most. and i want to ask fletcher and skye about learning their lines. if you can remember it, what was
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your favourite line? i don't really remember. ican't your favourite line? i don't really remember. i can't think of a favourite one. i am really putting you on the spot. i only have three lines! unbelievable! can you remember yours, skye? we are going to have a few words after this, joseph. the way we have done it is that there is a lot of narration taking pressure off because we could film it a couple of times but you have a few more, haven't you? what about that one, "i'm having a baby!" i'm having a baby! that is the key line, too. dan: a very unhappy mary and joseph about the amount of content they have! he has got a fierce side, joseph. sorry about that. last one, where does mike bushell feature in
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this, what role has he got? he is on the news, not surprising. he breaks the news, not surprising. he breaks the news, not surprising. he breaks the news boris is doing a press announcement, he has been a great friend of the show. really lovely to speak to you, thank you very much indeed and i'm sure you will enjoy it and indeed and i'm sure you will enjoy itand i'm indeed and i'm sure you will enjoy it and i'm sure you will because it looks fantastic. bye—bye! i enjoyed that from fletcher, i only have three lines! 02:00:26,659 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 stay with us, headlines coming up.
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