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this is bbc news. the headlines at eight: a major push to offer coronavirus jabs to every adult in england is gathering speed, with queues forming outside pop—up vaccination centres. if it wasn't for the vaccine, we would definitely be seeing a wave that is going to be even bigger than the wave we had in winter but because of the vaccine, that is doing the heavy lifting, that is what is doing as much as possible to protect us at the moment. it comes as scientists repeat their warnings that a third wave of infections is under way: i certainly believe it is the third wave. we are seeing the number of cases going up quite consistently now. and the beginnings of a rise in hospitalisations. i think we are all very optimistic that this will be different from the previous waves. the son of the private investigator daniel morgan — whose murder remains unsolved more
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than three decades later — says he does not accept the metropolitan police's apology for their handling of the case. more turmoil at the top in northern ireland — new first minister paul givan has been told he must resign as his party looks for another leader. and, as they say, never write off the germans — they come back from a goal down to register their first win at the euros. and in half an hour — a look at the rush to cash in marijuana as more us states move to legalise it, that's in �*cannabis: america's �*green gold rush'
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good evening. pop—up vaccination centres and walk—in clinics are opening in england this weekend, in a major push to offer coronavirus jabs to all remaining adults. it comes as surge testing is being rolled out in areas of south london and cumbria because of a rise in the number of cases. here's our health correspondent, katharine da costa. chelsea football stadium is used to hosting large crowds. now a pop—up vaccination centre. people packed in, ready to roll up their sleeves. for the first time, those aged 18—20 were eligible. for many, their turn couldn't come soon enough. my entire family is vaccinated so it is nice to finallyjoin them, and feel quite safe, be able to see my grandparents and not feel i will potentially infect. i'm really happy, i feel a lot safer and better. | elsewhere in the capital, london's olympic park welcomed 10,000 of those who had booked as well as those who turned up on the day.
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i think it's a fantastic effort by the nhs working with all our organisations. this is about getting all our residents vaccinated, so pop—up campaigns like this are crucial tojust get more people vaccinated. a bumper weekend here, two, at manchester royal infirmary. more than 30 walking sites are being set up across the north west. it's the region with the highest rates of infection is in the country. first jabs won't stop a third wave overnight. it takes a few weeks to build immunity, but it's hoped the extra push to offer second shots which provide much better protection should avoid overwhelming the nhs. i suppose at the moment i'm cautiously hopeful that, whilst we probably will expect some sort of wave of hospital admissions over the next few weeks, it won't be the same scale we saw back in january. everyjab in every arm brings us closer to the so—called freedom day. hundreds of thousands of people
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across the country are expected to turn out for another super saturday. katharine da costa, bbc news. the latest government figures show that in the past 2a hours, 1a deaths were reported — and 10,321 new infections. that means an average of 9,109 new cases, per day in the last week. nearly 219,000 people received a first dose of the vaccine in the latest 2a hour period. 42.6 million people have now had theirfirstjab, that's 81% of uk adults. nearly 189,000 people have had their second dose of the vaccine in the latest 2a hour period. more than 31 million people have now had both doses, that's 59% of uk adults. earlier, professor adam finn of thejoint committee on vaccination and immunisation,
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told us about the latest rise in infections and how it compares to previous waves. so, i certainly believe it's the third wave. we're seeing the number of cases going up quite consistently now and the beginnings of a rise in hospitalisations. but in terms of the second part of your question, i think we're all very optimistic that this will be different from the previous waves, and the early signs are that, indeed, it will be different. the age distribution of the hospitalisations is much more even over the different age ranges without that very large weighting towards the very elderly, which is a clear pointer that the vaccination programme is making a difference. figures we've got at the moment suggest that if you've had two doses of the vaccine and get this infection, you're 20 times less likely to end up in hospital, and if you've had one dose of the vaccine at least a couple of weeks ago, you're about four times less likely
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to end up in hospital. so, the vaccines are very definitely improving the risks when it comes to the risk of getting seriously ill. they're also, to some extent, reducing down the risks of you infecting somebody else if you get the infection, but the exact degree to which they do that is less certain. with these walk—in centres will influence what happens in middle, latejuly and august time. what's influencing what's happening right now is what happened up until the end of may. so, vaccines do have a built—in delay to their effects, but you are always gaining yourself ground for the future by doing this. so, the more people come in and get immunised now, the better position we're going to be later in the summer as this third wave lays itself out. professor markjit is a vaccine epidemiologist
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at the london school of hygiene and tropical medicine. he's been explaining that the number of cases is a cause for concern. i think we are already seeing a third wave, the proportion of people who are getting positive when tested go up. we are seeing the number of cases go up. we are starting to see the number of hospital admissions and deaths go up, sadly. these are always a few weeks after the cases go up and now we are finally seeing them go up, so i think we are well in the beginning of the third wave. i think the link between getting covid and being in hospitals and dying has been weakened now that lots of people, especially the most vulnerable have been vaccinated, but it has not been broken completely. these vaccines are really effective but not 100% effective. if people get two doses of the vaccine, they might have 90 or 95% lower chance of getting hospitalised or dying, but that still leaves that 5 or 10% of people,
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and when you multiply that by lots of people getting infected, that is still a fair number of deaths, although a lot less than we would have seen without vaccination. meanwhile people in england who have had both covid jabs and come into contact with someone infected with covid, could be spared having to isolate for ten days. that's if trials, currently under way, prove the idea is effective. so what would happen instead of quarantining? i asked our political correspondent damian grammaticas. it is daily testing. it only applies to people have been vaccinated. with the election get from about 40,000 people involved in the trial at the minute, whether instead of having to isolate for ten days, if you come
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into contact with some with covid or symptoms can you daily test in the morning from a rapid lot of a flow test come if it is negative you are a lot tougher a flow test come if it is negative you are allowed up in the navy in the next morning you have to do the same again. and so on for a week. after a week you are cleared. that is what they are examining. government sources say they are attracted to the idea but waiting to see. i they are attracted to the idea but waiting to see.— they are attracted to the idea but waiting to see. i can see this would a- eal to waiting to see. i can see this would appeal to many _ waiting to see. i can see this would appeal to many people. _ waiting to see. i can see this would appeal to many people. these - waiting to see. i can see this would appeal to many people. these are| appeal to many people. these are trials. how long before it is possibly implemented? last week 60,000 people — possibly implemented? last week 60,000 people were _ possibly implemented? last week 60,000 people were self- possibly implemented? last week| 60,000 people were self isolating because of this. what a lot of people potentially over time could be affected muh but they say they have to wait and see the results of the trial, so we will get preliminary results in a few weeks, the firm was loose out until later in the summer, and you heard just a minute ago about how the vaccination seem to be very effective at preventing serious illness, one thing they aren't too clear about is how effective are they at preventing
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onward transmission. so there are those sorts of things being looked at and i think they want to look at also letting everybody, all adults having a chance to have had the vaccine before they would think about bringing something you like this but ultimately they need the test results at the end of the summer and medical decision is what will be down to. fix, summer and medical decision is what will be down to.— will be down to. a quick question on the test. will be down to. a quick question on the test- every _ will be down to. a quick question on the test. every day _ will be down to. a quick question on the test. every day for— will be down to. a quick question on the test. every day for seven - will be down to. a quick question on the test. every day for seven days, | the test. every day for seven days, it will cost. i know it is early days, any details on whether the test will be free and which test it would be? i test will be free and which test it would be? ~ , ., , , ., �* would be? i think probably we don't know, would be? i think probably we don't know. probably _ would be? i think probably we don't know, probably yes _ would be? i think probably we don't know, probably yes would _ would be? i think probably we don't know, probably yes would be - would be? i think probably we don't know, probably yes would be the i know, probably yes would be the answer to that for some the idea is this is all part of trying to move to a different, more normalform of pattern a life once everybody has been vaccinated down the line with the protection that vaccines give. so the idea would be this would encourage people to get back out to work can possibly be used in things like schools, so i think if it proves, if the doctors and the
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medics think this is something worth following, and the idea would be to make us why these as possible but it all hinges on the science. —— make this as wide use as possible. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are joe mayes from bloomberg, and sian griffiths from the sunday times. the son of a private investigator whose murder has remained unsolved for more than three decades has criticised the metropolitan police's response. earlier this week, an independent panel accused scotland yard of "a form of institutional corruption" over daniel morgan's case — a claim that was later rejected by the force's commissioner. sanchia berg reports. daniel morgan pictured here with his children, just months before his death. his son, also called daniel, wasjust four years old when he was brutally killed.
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earlier this week, an independent panel found a form of institutional corruption in the metropolitan police helped explain the failure to solve daniel morgan's murder in a pub car park in south london 34 years ago. the metropolitan police commissioner, dame cressida dick, apologised to the morgan family and said she would take time to consider the panel's report. but she said she did not accept that the force was currently institutionally corrupt. i don't accept their apologies. i think we've heard enough apologies. i think it's time for action now and i'm not sure whether they are, with what they have said, the right institution or the right organisation to get to the bottom of the seriousness of all these allegations. i just don't see the metropolitan police as a credible organisation, and what they say makes it to me feel even less credible. frankly, it makes me angry. the home secretary, priti patel, told parliament the report was devastating. she has asked the independent body
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that assesses the police whether it can look into the issues raised. it is the kind of independent oversight the morgan family are calling for. the dups paul givan has been told that he will have to resign as first minister after a new party leader takes over. he is northern ireland's youngest first minister and before long he will also be the shortest serving leader to hold the post. mr givan was informed of the news after the resignation of the dup leader, edwin poots, on thursday night. sirjeffrey donaldson, who is favourite to be the next dup leader, has made it clear he plans to lead the party from stormont as first minister. the political commentator, sarah creighton, told me how the dup got itself into its current predicament. really this has been a disastrous number of weeks for the dup and its disastrous couple of days for the dup as well. really what has happened is that when edwin became the new dup leader
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sinn fein became concerned that the dup would not progress with the irish legislation language agreed last year and the new decade agreed last year in the new decade new approach deal that brought back stormont in january last year and there's this concern they weren't going to progress. edwin poots did not give them the assurances they wanted and the secretary of state stepped in and said he was prepared to legislate for the irish language in westminster if necessary. edwin poots agreed with that but it seems he did not get the consent of his party to do so and such they had a meeting and basically he resigned. now we have paul being told to step down, a party does not know where it is going at the moment. does it go back as far as what is taking place with edwin poots?
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the irish minister simon coveney said the dup has had a terrible number of weeks. doesn't it go beyond this few terrible number of weeks? does it go beyond arlene foster? because they have done quite well up until now. it goes back to arlene foster and i think it goes back in the dup history but fundamentally this is about the party that has made a number of catastrophic mistakes over the past few years, really, decades, really. that depends on your opinion. the party are struggling to grapple with its mistakes and i don't think it is ready to recognise those mistakes until it does so i do not think it will be able to move on. you mention the irish language, part of these latest discussions to put a first minister in place, but now we have the northern ireland protocol being thrown into the mix. there were protests that took place on friday, basically they were saying that you cannot have a new minister until the northern ireland protocol is abandoned. what exactly is going on there? essentially what the line
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seems to be released essentially what the line seems to be is that the northern ireland protocol is caused a lot of anger within the unionist communities and a sense that the goodwill has gone and in a party way has been decided that if the unionist and loyalist aren't going with the protocol the irish public is going to serve the irish line which legislation of a promise and that's depressing and sends a message to people in northern ireland about whether this place can be shared or not. i think the concern is that the dup are going to, when paul givan steps down, going to make some demands of the british government in respect of the protocol, and going to respond to the anger on the ground and that is worrying for the institutions going forward. the stakes sound as if they they're pretty high here. they are. the concern is that dup will be faced with the same problem, will agree to progress with the irish language legislation?
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if they don't, and to say when paul givan resigns, sinn fein have to resign as well. that will trigger an election, and at the end of that election, the problems are still the same, if the institutions come down and will not come back in the same form they are today... i think what we're talking about here is a complete change, possibly direct pro coming in further down the line. sir geoffreyjohnson has made it quite clear he wants the post. does he have the support of the party> cosmic does he have the support of the party? and what is his vision for the direction of the dup? he seems to be the candidate. i think the word is that he will get the coordination and a couple he seems to be the candidate. i think the word is that he will get the coordination and a couple of weeks' time if he does become dup leader. i think what he is hoping for as he will be able to restore order and credibility of the party after this disaster, but fundamentally the challenges he faces are the challenges that edwin poots faces, and i think it is questionable about whether he can navigate them as well.
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going back to edwin poots again, that was a fractious time for the dup. the party is clearly divided. the people that were loyal to edwin poots, they might well welcome someone is coming in. fundamentally those factions still exist at the same time, and while the party is united at the minute against edwin poots, when a new leader comes in, those factions will still exist. the headlines on bbc news... a major push to offer coronavirus jabs to every adult in england is gathering speed, with queues forming outside pop—up vaccination centres. it comes as scientists repeat their warnings that a third wave of infections is under way: criticism of the metropolitan police by the son of a private investigator whose murder remains unsolved more than three decades later. northern ireland's first minister paul givan has been told he will have to resign once a new leader is elected by the democratic unionist party. senior conservatives have responded to the party's shock defeat in thursday's by—election in chesham and amersham, by warning the government not to "drift away" from its core voters. the conservative co—chairman, amanda milling, described the result
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as a "warning shot" by voters — over the hs2 high—speed rail link and reforms of the planning system in england, which critics fear could reduce local influence over planning decisions. a little earlier our political correspondentjess parker explained what the by—election could mean for the conservatives. it's parts of the south and south—east particularly, where there are concerns that the reforms the government is putting forward could see more green spaces built on, in areas who feel they have already had to take a lot of housing. so he was warning he wouldn't want to see the party drift away from its core voters as he said has happened to the labour party in parts of the midlands and north, traditional territory the conservatives took off labour to some extent in the last general election. you mentioned amanda milling, co—chair of the conservative party, i think in an effort to calm some nerves this morning,
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she has released a piece in the daily telegraph saying that the party is listening and that it is a warning shot, and trying to send a signal that they will pay attention to these concerns. but of course we will have to wait and see what the government comes out with in terms of planning reforms. we expect some firmer proposals later this year. a hardline ultra conservative will be iran's next president, after winning most of the votes counted so far. ebrahim raisi beat three other candidates, in a poll in which most would—be candidates were barred from standing. mr raisi is under us sanctions and has been linked to past executions of political prisoners. the bbc persian�*s kasra naji gave this update. he has won about 18.4 million votes, and the turnout apparently is about 48%, 49%, which is the lowest ever since the iranian revolution years ago.
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it means he is not a very popular man, many people protested, they did not take part in elections, there was talk of boycotting the elections. now with the figures just published, if you do the calculations, you come to the conclusion that millions of people either did not go to vote, they boycotted the elections, or they spoiled their ballot papers when they did go to the polling stations. so there is quite a lot of protest votes there. it means a good chunk of the iranian population is disenchanted, seriously, discontented, and they feel left out of the political process and that is dangerous in iran. iran is reeling under the terrible economic crisis brought about by mismanagement in a big way and the us sanctions.
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there have been two rounds of serious nationwide protests in iran in the last few years in which hundreds, some say thousands, were killed in these demonstrations and protests. i suspect the result today is not going to give us assurances of stability, more stability in the years to come. a private equity firm has confirmed it is considering a takeover bid for the uk's fourth largest supermarket chain morrisons. our business correspondent katie prescott explains the background. it really is just a consideration. it might seem a little bit out of the blue, but when you look at who is involved in this private equity firm in this takeover business, it starts to make a little bit more sense. this is a 40—year—old private equity firm, they've made several investments in uk retail in the past,
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very successful investments, for example, the retail chain b&m from which they made more than £1 million. if you look at their board, it is made up of a former boss of tesco who used to work with the current management of morrisons, so there's lots of reasons why this firm in particular might go for morrisons, which is seen as an attractive proposition, particularly for a foreign firm. uk shares at the moment are quite cheap compared to businesses from abroad and morrisons is doing pretty well. its sales are up 5% in the first—half of this year and it owns a massive property portfolio as well, 85% of its shops are owned and one analyst i spoke to said they're worth about £7 billion. — owned by morrisons. you can see why a firm from the states might look at morrisons and think it is an attractive company to look to buy.
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morrisons employ more than 120,000 people here in the uk and there will be a certain amount of concern hearing this. it is worth looking at the track record of the firm involved here, they have made long—term investments in uk businesses in the past, in uk retail, and they really do invest for the long term. looking at their track record they want to grow the business, so at this stage there isn't a sense of what might happen to the workers, if anything. 20 million people watched scotland play england on tv yesterday, as well as 22 and a half thousand fans at wembley. it was the first time the two home nations have met in a one—off encounter at a major men's football tournament in 25 years. the game ended 0—0 but scottish fans were delighted, after their earlier defeat by the czech republic. frankie mccamley reports. the day after the night that gave scotland hope. arriving into glasgow, some very happy fans. went in as underdogs and came out fighting last night, so, aye,
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it was a great performance. delighted. trailing behind at london euston, some very tired fans, as the huge clean—up operation took place around leicester square. the square is starting to regain some sense of normality, but there is damage that's going to take some time to fix. this water fountain used to be surrounded by a flower bed. it's now caked in mud, bottles and cans. i think we probably could have done it a wee bit better, supporter—wise, for the mess. ijust hope it doesn't take too long to clean up. if there's fan zones, everybody's controlled, and that's kind of what you want. singing the lack of official space meant many stayed at home. glasgow's george square packed full of supporters. but thousands of other members of the tartan army went to london anyway, ignoring warnings not to come without a ticket.
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blue and white drenched every street corner. # yes, sir, i can boogie... #. and boogie they did — well into the night. it wasn't a win, but it was the result scotland needed. the dream stays alive on both sides of the border. frankie mccamley, bbc news. it may not seem like the most obvious outlet for stress relief, but a new charity initiative which encourages screaming is proving popular in newcastle. it's one of a number of unorthodox techniques being used to help support frontline workers suffering from pandemic fatigue. megan paterson has been finding out more. music: children of the night by nakatomi. let's go. in a secluded corner of this gateshead park, nhs key workers are letting out the tension built up over the pandemic months. physically exhausted. er... when i go home, i can't even talk about work.
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i just like to switch off. so it's been nice todayjust to get away from all the pressures at work, to take time for myself — which i haven't done for i don't know how long. keep doing your chanting — it doesn't matter if it sounds ridiculous! the one—day respite sessions organised by the peer—run recoco mental health charity offer a chance to shout, dance and drum away stress. some of the activities and exercises you'll have seen that we're doing, they look a bit daft, you know, but it works! it helps people kind of shake stuff off. it helps people realise what's going on in their body, where they're holding stress. i am enough, i am enough. it's helping people kind of realise their resilience, and learn management and coping mechanisms and techniques that can help them continue — because they've still got to go to work tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after. today's group work in mental health services — their patients often confused and overwhelmed, covid procedure making things harder. the most challenging thing over
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the last year has been— having to wear the masks. and a lot of our patients rely on our facial expressions. i it's because of that barrier, i suppose, it's been... - it's meant people have l struggled to understand. and that's been the toughest thing over the last year. - breathe out... from calming patients to dealing with increased demand on services, the workshops give staff a chance to share their experiences and find out ways that can help. you're stressed all the time. and it's using little techniques all the time. and people don't even see that you're using these techniques in connecting with your breath, and grounding yourself. just think about something that's happened at work. and if i can help one person, you know, recognise where that stress is and learn them techniques to deal with their stress, it's... it's brilliant. covid. .. arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh! outlets like this at recoco are perfect for them, -
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because they can just let go and not be the nurse, they can _ just be themselves. over the coming months, around 500 nhs staff members will take part in the sessions. so far, the reviews are positive. when you're at work it is really busy and you don't really have any time for yourself. so it's been nicejust to be able to come away and not think about everything else that's going on in the background, and just be able to, like, relax and take some of the good strategies that we've learnt away. unless you look after yourself, how are you going to look after somebody else ? they scream. megan paterson, bbc news, gateshead. feel better?! now it's time for a look at the weather with matt taylor. good evening. across england and wales, the weather has certainly taken a turn for the wetter. more rain to come for many through tonight. that rain has been pushing up from the bay of biscay during recent hours. this clump of cloud here continuing to work its way northwards before it sort of pushes out in towards the north sea later in the night. but there could be some heavy bursts of rain around kent, essex, suffolk, norfolk.
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could be some torrential downpours, some rumbles of thunder just offshore as well. elsewhere, some heavier downpours, but most of it will be light and patchy. scotland and northern ireland, one or two showers continue, though most of those we'll see this evening will fade away. some clearer skies here, but not as cold as last night. temperatures for most in double figures. it's here that we'll cross scotland and northern ireland. best of the brightness before some showers arrive from the northwest later on. a cloudy start for england and wales, outbreaks of rain and drizzle around. heaviest bursts down these eastern coastal counties to begin with — that will fade away. a few showers through the bristol channel later, we think, brightening up towards the south coast and the channel islands. still some sunny spells, southern scotland, northern ireland, and eventually developing into northern england. but if the cross northern england towards the east where we're seeing the winds coming in off the chilly sea — 13—14 degrees, the highs. certainly will feel chillier, maybe 20 degrees, in any sunnier spells. into sunday evening and overnight, showers in scotland and northern ireland will drift a little bit further south. lots of cloud still towards the south, but turning wetter through the english channel and the channel islands, and as we go into the summer solstice, a bit of a chilly note


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