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holidays in france get easier for fully vaccinated people, as changes are made to the overseas covid travel rules. people returning from france to england, scotland and northern ireland will no longer need to isolate, starting sunday. we want our travel industry to be successful and ideally in the ideal world, i make no bones about it, i wish that people could just travel freely without any of this bureaucracy or tests or anything else. but thousands of brits on holiday in mexico will have to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense, unless they can get home before sunday. we'll have the latest. also this lunchtime: gold on the track once again. for the first time at these olympic games. another gold for team gb injapan, as matt walls
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triumphs in the velodrome — taking the olympics medal tally to 50. 11 people are arrested by police investigating the racist online abuse directed at three england footballers after the euro 2020 final. this autumn�*s rugby league world cup has been postponed — it will be staged next year, after australia and new zealand pulled out because of covid. and, uk adults spent more than a third of their waking hours watching tv and online video last year, because of the pandemic. and coming up on the bbc news channel: bronze on the water after a hesitant start for canoeist liam heath, who couldn't quite retain his title, but it is his fourth olympic medal overall.
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good afternoon. british holiday—makers who are fully vaccinated can more easily travel to france this summer, as part of significant changes to the covid travel rules that will come into force in the early hours of sunday. france will be brought into line with other amber list countries, so anyone who's had both doses of a vaccine will no longer have to quarantine when arriving in england, scotland or northern ireland. wales is due to make a decision shortly. india, bahrain, qatar and the united arab emirates will switch from red to amber, meaning arrivals from those countries will no longer have to quarantine in government—approved accommodation. while austria, germany, slovenia, slovakia, latvia, romania and norway will be moved onto the green list. but mexico and georgia have been added to the red list — the highest level of restrictions. up to 6,000 british residents are currently in mexico —
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and if they can't get back before sunday morning they will have to quarantine in a hotel at their own expense. the welsh government is expected to announce this afternoon whether they will adopt the same rules as the rest of the uk. with the latest, here's our transport correspondent caroline davies. a near empty swimming pool, a few tents pitched and no one propping up the bar. this would normally be the busiest time of the year at this campsite in western france, but at the moment, they are half empty. so happy about it. we couldn't understand why we were on the amber list anyway. we have had so many cancellations as a result of it and we are over the moon now. it cancellations as a result of it and we are over the moon now. it was a bit nonsensical — we are over the moon now. it was a bit nonsensical to _ we are over the moon now. it was a bit nonsensical to us _ we are over the moon now. it was a bit nonsensical to us because - bit nonsensical to us because infection_ bit nonsensical to us because infection rates were lower here in france _ infection rates were lower here in france. , , ., france. ferry companies are hoping this will give _ france. ferry companies are hoping this will give a _ france. ferry companies are hoping this will give a much-needed - france. ferry companies are hoping this will give a much-needed boost| this will give a much—needed boost to passenger numbers. in
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this will give a much-needed boost to passenger numbers.— to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we — to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we know— to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we know it _ to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we know it is _ to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we know it is out - to passenger numbers. in terms of demand we know it is out there - demand we know it is out there because we know how many people are looking for prices. we expect that to pick up sharply, people will be able to book and travel.— able to book and travel. across the channel, these _ able to book and travel. across the channel, these holiday-makers - able to book and travel. across the i channel, these holiday-makers are channel, these holiday—makers are staying home. flat channel, these holiday-makers are staying home-— staying home. not this year due to the pandemic _ staying home. not this year due to the pandemic. we _ staying home. not this year due to the pandemic. we feel— staying home. not this year due to the pandemic. we feel holidaying i staying home. not this year due to | the pandemic. we feel holidaying in the pandemic. we feel holidaying in the uk _ the pandemic. we feel holidaying in the uk is _ the pandemic. we feel holidaying in the uk is better and safer for us. we have — the uk is better and safer for us. we have come here for a week and we probably— we have come here for a week and we probably would have gone to spain with the _ probably would have gone to spain with the family and kids, but it is risky— with the family and kids, but it is risky with — with the family and kids, but it is risky with flight restrictions. we have had risky with flight restrictions. have had to risky with flight restrictions. - have had to change our holiday, i work for the nhs, i couldn't quarantine when i get back. so this is it for us this year.— is it for us this year. these changes — is it for us this year. these changes are _ is it for us this year. these changes are for _ is it for us this year. these changes are for england, l is it for us this year. these - changes are for england, scotland and northern ireland. wales have yet to say if they will follow. there are new additions to the green list including germany but out of the seven added, only two will allow non—vaccinated tourists without quarantine. spain is still amber but
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the government is now advising passengers to have the more expensive pcr test rather than the cheaper lateral flow test before they depart for the uk. we cheaper lateral flow test before they depart for the uk.- cheaper lateral flow test before they depart for the uk. we set a hiih they depart for the uk. we set a high specification, _ they depart for the uk. we set a high specification, so _ they depart for the uk. we set a high specification, so the - high specification, so the sensitivity, and specificity for that test which for spain means virtually everyone is taking a pcr test. that is helpful.— test. that is helpful. countries includini test. that is helpful. countries including the _ test. that is helpful. countries including the uae _ test. that is helpful. countries including the uae and - test. that is helpful. countries including the uae and india . test. that is helpful. countries| including the uae and india will also move from red to amber meaning arrivals don't need to quarantine if they are double jabbed in the uk, us or europe. although the industry are pleased more of the world is opening up, many feel it is too slow. it is happening _ up, many feel it is too slow. it is happening at _ up, many feel it is too slow. it is happening at a — up, many feel it is too slow. it 3 happening at a snails pace, so seven more countries coming on, none of which are the traditional holiday destinations that people would go to. ., , , destinations that people would go to. ., i, , destinations that people would go to. ., ,_ , ., ., to. country by country, more of the world is epening — to. country by country, more of the world is opening up _ to. country by country, more of the world is opening up to _ to. country by country, more of the world is opening up to uk _ world is opening up to uk travellers but well into summer and after months of uncertainty, the question is how many will want to make the trip?
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our political correspondent damian grammaticas is in westminster. still some confusion around pcr tests. , ., ., still some confusion around pcr tests. , . ., ., , tests. yes and that are rising because of— tests. yes and that are rising because of that _ tests. yes and that are rising because of that advice - tests. yes and that are rising because of that advice about| tests. yes and that are rising - because of that advice about spain, to take those more expensive, more sensitive pcr tests. but what was made clear by the transport secretary this morning is that this is not mandatory, you don't have too, it's an advisory, so nothing has changed there. the reason for it, think about, spain there were worries that spain would up the warnings because of the situation. they haven't done that but what they seem to be doing is playing safe, urge people to try and get the more expensive test because it helps in trying to identify variants and protect travellers coming in. taste protect travellers coming in. we have seen _ protect travellers coming in. we have seen some easing up come into effect on sunday but despite that, is the government still under pressure around its whole travel
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policy? pressure around its whole travel oli ? , �* , , ., , pressure around its whole travel oli ? , �* , , �* pressure around its whole travel oli ? , y~ ., pressure around its whole travel oli ? , �* , �* ., ., policy? yes. absolutely. and on two thins. policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things- one — policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things- one on _ policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things. one on testing _ policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things. one on testing and - policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things. one on testing and this - policy? yes. absolutely. and on two things. one on testing and this timei things. one on testing and this time on the test you take after you come back, so the second day test, the later ones, they're the pressure is that again those are the pcr tests and there are conservative mps saying that those are expensive, a rip off, some are saying. unnecessary and what they want is for people to take the cheaper lateral flow test and only if they are positive to then go back, but also under pressure to expand the green list, make it much more simple. green list, make it much more simle. ., ~ green list, make it much more simle. ., ,, team gb have claimed another gold at the tokyo olympics. matt walls won the men's cycling omnium, bringing the gb medal tally to 50. earlier, liam heath took bronze in the sprint canoeing. and sprinter dina asher—smith returned to the track for the 4x100 metres relay to help take the team to the final, after withdrawing from the women's 200 metres on saturday.
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andy swiss reports. olympic debuts just don't get better than this. 23—year—old matt walls from oldham after the ride of his life. walls was already the european champion in the omnium, one of track cycling's most brutal spectacles. four energy sapping races culminating in a 100 lap epic. and after dominating the event from start to finish, he did more than enough to clinch the title. fortune favours the bold, and there were none older than walls in this one. if he wasn't a household name before, he certainly is now after a win walls dedicated to his family back home. i wouldn't be here without them, especially my parents. when i was growing up, travelling around the country racing, no chance i would be here without them, so a big thank you to them. they are all in shoreside
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watching, so have fun. it wasn't all good news for britain's cyclists though. jason kenny's nine year reign as olympic sprint champion is over, as he was beaten in the quarterfinals. and in the women's kieran, there was an abrupt end to katy marchant�*s chances, as her hopes of victory came crashing down. meanwhile time for some paddle power. in the kayak final, britain's liam heath, the defending champion, could he do it again? after a sluggish start heath came roaring back and third from the top, it was agonisingly close. hungary take the gold. but behind him, heath took bronze in the tightest of photo finishes. his fourth olympic medal confirming his status as britain's most successful canoeist. in the boxing, gold within his reach. after a stunning victory in his flyweight semifinal.
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delight for the 28—year—old, whose two older brothers are also boxers. we talk about it at home, me and my brothers, and now i am fighting for everyone in front of them, my mum, my family and friends, the whole team, the whole world watching me now in the olympic final and i've just got to deliver the goods and take that gold medal backroom. on the track, dina asher—smith was back, after pulling out of the 200 metres, she returned with the relay heats and help the british team into the final with a new national record to boot. after asher—smith's tears at the weekend, it was all smiles. i know these ladies are in great shape, they are incredibly talented, so i knew that rest up and get ready for the team event. that was what i was going to be doing this week. i've been training hard! to get ready! but if you think it's just for competitors putting themselves on the line, watch this. taken the cameraman out! in the skateboarding, one cameraman got more of a close than he bargained for.
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the sport of thrills and spills, well, it was surely top marks to him. andy swiss, bbc news. our sports editor dan roan is at the athletics stadium in tokyo. that was a wonderful gold in the velodrome. it that was a wonderful gold in the velodrome-— that was a wonderful gold in the velodrome. . , . ., , , velodrome. it was and it was timely as well because _ velodrome. it was and it was timely as well because we _ velodrome. it was and it was timely as well because we have _ velodrome. it was and it was timely as well because we have become i velodrome. it was and it was timelyj as well because we have become so accustomed to cycling being team gb's accustomed to cycling being team gb�*s banker in successive recent games. they have delivered a huge amount of medal success that they have had to wait until the fourth day for action in the velodrome for the first gold medal by that 23—year—old, and as andy suggested, there has been this feeling of a changing of the guard with jason kenny failing to progress in the pursuit, and his long reign being over. jack carlin did progress to the final but matt walls will take
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all of the headlines and they could be the prospect of more british success here at the national stadium in the next hour. because holly bradshaw, the pole vaulter is in action, she lies in second place. she recently had her personal best, a height of four metres and 90 centimetres, that was the third best height, sorry ranked her third in the world, the ninth best height in history, so she is a genuine medal prospect. there is also the final of the 400 metres final. and the women relay team are through to the finals as well. maybe team gb can progress beyond that half a century of medals. 10 men and a woman have been arrested by police investigating the racist online abuse which was directed at three england footballers after the euro 2020 final.
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marcus rashford, jadon sancho and bukayo saka were targeted last month after missing penalties in the match against italy. police said they've identified more than 200 possible criminal offences. tom symonds reports. it was a critical moment in the careers and the lives of three young footballers. sadly, england's euro is a dream wasn't to be. and the response of hundreds on social media was to hurl racist abuse, often from the safety of anonymous online profiles. now the police say they have identified 207 possible criminal offences. 35 social media accounts are under investigation. police are waiting for information on 15 more from online providers. 123 accounts are abroad and have been referred to relevant police forces. those arrested range from a 21—year—old man in dorset to 40 and
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50—year—old men in other parts of the country. the investigation is being led by the uk's specialist football policing unit. police chiefs are overseeing the process. i think it is incredibly important that people recognise there is no anonymity for people in many cases. if people post things online, we will identify them and then it's not just criminal sanctions they can faced, we have seen people losing theirjobs, having university places denied to them. this theirjobs, having university places denied to them.— denied to them. this morning the professional _ denied to them. this morning the professional footballers _ denied to them. this morning the l professional footballers association published research suggesting a 48% rise in online abuse against footballers in the uk. black players like marcus rashford but also women. racism but also messages of homophobia, sexism and anti disability hate. the association is concerned not enough is being done about it. i concerned not enough is being done about it. ~' .,
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concerned not enough is being done about it. ~ ., , about it. i think now there is evidence _ about it. i think now there is evidence about _ about it. i think now there is evidence about the - about it. i think now there is evidence about the effect i about it. i think now there is | evidence about the effect you about it. i think now there is - evidence about the effect you can identify the comments, you can see where they are and report to the police and clubs. the reports show you can connect some of those people to specific fan bases and clubs. $5 to specific fan bases and clubs. as for the police investigation is expected to last weeks and there are hoping to contact players themselves, to add weights to potential prosecutions. tom symons, bbc news. in the last few minutes, the bank of england has kept interest rates on hold — but there are growing concerns about rising inflation. our economics correspondent andy verity is at the bank. andy, what does this say about the economy? this is the highest production for inflation we have had for a while from the bank of england. 4%, it was only 3% they were predicting in their may inflation report, so a
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substantial upgrade for the prospects of inflation, which will not be welcome to some. we all know the concrete reasons why that is happening, you just have to go to your local petrol station and you will see how much petrol has increased over the last year. also there is what economists call a bass effect because prices drop last year tjy effect because prices drop last year by comparison this year going back up by comparison this year going back up to something like pre—pandemic normal, it looks like a bigger rise thanit normal, it looks like a bigger rise than it would otherwise have done. and that is one reason why the bank of england is insisting that this is temporary, that is the view they are taking. they say that inflation is projected to get up to 4%, twice the bank of england's target, by the end of this year. but temporarily. and they are saying that the elevated upward cost pressures are going to prove transitory. now, the thinking behind that is that when you reopen the global economy, you get lots more demand for things like petrol and other commodities, and supply has not quite caught up. it will take awhile for the supply of petrol and other commodities to catch up. when it does, the upward pressure on prices go away. but not every
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economist is so sure. there are signs of upward pressure on wages, and if that bent down, inflation could become a more lasting thing. and thank you. andy verity at the bank of england. liverpool football club has announced that the name of andrew devine will be added to the hillsborough memorial at anfield, as the 97th person unlawfully killed in the 1989 disaster. the club is also planning to change the emblem on the back of the players�* shirts and rename a path in front of the main stand in memory of the 55—year—old liverpool fan who died last week. the new chief executive of nhs england has revealed that one in five people admitted to hospital with covid are now aged between 18 and 34. in her first major interview in the role, amanda pritchard said this figure was four times higher than last winter, and demonstrates the importance of vaccination. there are just under 5,000 covid patients in english hospitals. our health correspondent katharine da costa reports.
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the average age of covid patients admitted to icu has dropped by a decade, from 59 in the winter peak to 49 in this third wave. intensive care consultants say they are seeing younger patients with no underlying health conditions. we have been seeing young, fit patients who haven't been lucky enough to get vaccinated, coming in for some time. i have been caring for young, fit men in their 30s and no medical problems whatsoever. very healthy, muscular people. i have been looking after young pregnant women as well. more than 70% of adults in the uk are fully vaccinated. two doses offer high levels of protection. estimates suggest more than 50,000 hospital admissions have been prevented in england alone. at the peak of the second wave injanuary, there were around 34,000 covid patients
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in hospitals in england. around 5% of admissions were among young adults. currently there are just under 5,000 patients in hospital. 20%, or about 1,000 patients, are aged 18 to 34. the new boss of nhs england says the vaccination programme is having a massive impact. it shows how effective the vaccine programme has been at protecting people, stopping them needing hospitalisation, keeping them safe, so young people are not immune at the best way they can protect themselves absolutely is to get that vaccine if they haven't already. around a third of 18 to 29—year—olds are still to come forward for a jab. now the roll—out has been extended to 16 and 17—year—olds, with vaccinations expected to begin this month. the time is 12.20. our top story this lunchtime —
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holidays in france get easier for fully vaccinated people, as changes are made to the overseas covid travel rules. and how did you get through lockdown? a report finds tv and online video took up a third of our time last year. coming up on the bbc news channel — team gb�*s star sprinter returns to the track. after pulling out of the 200 metres, dina asher—smith returns to help her team qualify in style for the 100 metres relay final. ten years ago, riots across england led to the worst public disorder seen in a generation. they began in tottenham in north london after the fatal shooting by police of 29—year—old mark duggan, who was suspected of carrying a gun. an inquest laterfound he had been lawfully killed. within 48 hours of his death, protests led to conflict with police and escalated — there were days of widespread rioting in the capital and other english cities.
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our community affairs correspondent, adina campbell, has been assessing the impact of the tottenham riots and changes in the area in the last decade. no—one expected to see the shocking levels of unrest in the summer of 2011. this was tottenham in tatters. fire, anger and violence ripping through the heart of the community. much of the anger was directed at the police after they killed 29—year—old mark duggan, who they believed was carrying a gun. so black young men and women need to feel that they are safe with the police and i don't feel that safety exists with police and community relationships yet. we are not there yet. i also still see the poverty, the hardship, the issues around drugs and the poverty of aspiration, opportunity, yet there is some hope still.
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the metropolitan police in a statement say... regeneration has played a massive part in helping to transform this part of north london since the riots, including more than £40 million from the london mayor's office for new homes and jobs, one of the highest levels of investment in the entire capital. so much has changed here in tottenham over the last ten years with splashes of new housing developments, business ventures and other huge ongoing redevelopments, but for the people who still live here, many still feel stuck and left behind in a place they no longer recognise, with many opportunities passing them by. it's improving, but what is going to happen is that everything is going to go up so high that the average person won't be
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able to afford to live in tottenham any more. there is still like a divide. there is not really a communication with the police. a few miles away, this new exhibition tells the difficult stories black communities have faced in the uk over the last 70 years. including the trauma caused by the most recent riots. i don't think that we've learnt a lot. i think we have learned that there is no support in the system for young people. young people are being further marginalised, we'vejust had covid so we know that they're going to be paying for it going forward. it's hard to see but it's right there. many hope the next generation will see tottenham as a safer space with more community groups like the selby centre in years to come. the riots no longer casting a shadow over their futures. i want tottenham to be the home that we all can be proud of and not feel ashamed or shy to call it our home. adina campbell, bbc
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news in tottenham. a man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a five—year—old boy in bridgend. the body of logan mwangi, who was also known as logan williamson, was found in a river on saturday. hywel griffith is at cardiff magistrates�* court. the investigating officers have described this as a harrowing case. the body of logan mwangi was found in the river early on saturday morning. it triggered a major police investigation which included arrests on sunday evening, and then very late last night, charges were brought. the main charge a murder charge against 39—year—old john cole from the area where logan lived. he appeared in cardiff magistrates�* court this morning for a very brief hearing, he spoke only to confirm
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his name and his age, he did not say anything else, he was wearing a grey top, and the magistrates kept him in custody to appear at... i do apologise. _ custody to appear at... i do apologise, clearly - custody to appear at... i do apologise, clearly we - custody to appear at... i do apologise, clearly we have lost the connection entirely, apologies for that. sports direct founder mike ashley is to step down as head of his retail business, with his future son—in—law set to become chief executive. mike ashley will remain executive director at frasers group, which includes house of fraser, evans cycles, jack wills and game. the company�*s profits dropped by 94% last year to £8.5 million, as a result of pandemic closures. at least 482 migrants crossed the english channel in 21 small boats yesterday. the home office says that�*s a new record for a single day. there have now been more than 10,000 arrivals in 435 boats so far in 2021. a home office spokesman
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said the crossings were "putting lives at risk." the rugby league world cup, which was due to begin in october, has been postponed until next year, after the withdrawal of australia and new zealand. the tournament�*s organisers say it became "unfeasible and irresponsible" to continue after the teams withdrew because of concerns about covid. laura scott reports. moments like these were supposed to be a few months away, but what was supposed to be an exciting time for rugby league has descended into acrimony. it has been called off, with organisers deciding it was unfeasible and irresponsible to carry on this year. a statement this morning signalled their intention to push the tournament back the 2022, due to several unique and complex challenges, with the most significant being the non—release of
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“p significant being the non—release of up to 400 people from the nrl competition in australia. the plans for the world cup were thrown into disarray a fortnight ago when rugby league powerhouses australia and new zealand pulled out suddenly over covid concerns, and called for a postponement. covid concerns, and called for a postponement-— postponement. there has been similarly disappointing - postponement. there has been i similarly disappointing behaviour, disappointing in terms of the way we found out about the withdrawal, etc, but it is important now to look forward, we cannot end up in this position again. we will make sure that we don�*t. i think time will be a great healer and all of this, will make sure we have got all of the guarantees, metal of the conditions. having prepared for for the occasion, players are still processing the news. it�*s processing the news. it's disappointing, _ processing the news. it's disappointing, we all wanted at this year. _ disappointing, we all wanted at this year. and _ disappointing, we all wanted at this year, and we all feel ready. looking at pleyers _ year, and we all feel ready. looking at players i — year, and we all feel ready. looking at players i have played with for years _ at players i have played with for years in — at players i have played with for years in the england squad, they are in the _ years in the england squad, they are in the best— years in the england squad, they are in the best shape i have ever seen them _ in the best shape i have ever seen them in _ in the best shape i have ever seen them in its— in the best shape i have ever seen them in. �* , in the best shape i have ever seen them in. . , ., ., , ., them in. as the ramifications of this delay _ them in. as the ramifications of this delay rumble _ them in. as the ramifications of
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this delay rumble on, _ them in. as the ramifications of| this delay rumble on, organisers will now be doing all they can to ensure every country is committed to turning up in 2022. the future of international rugby league could look very different if they don�*t. laura scott, bbc news. now, how have you been getting through lockdown? we spent about a third of our waking hours last year watching tv and online video, according to ofcom�*s annual survey of our media habits. the figures apply to adults across the uk. the regulator says people increasingly turned to subscription services when repeated lockdowns left millions at home. here�*s our technology correspondent rory cellan—jones. like many of us, the oakley family spent much of 2020 glued to screens, though not necessarily all together. mum and dad were in front of the main telly, while their son spent lots of time gaining, chatting to friends, and watching youtube videos, but it�*s streaming services not broadcast tv which were big for all of them. ——gaming. increasingly, it�*s just news
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and current affairs, really, is what we are watching broadcast. otherwise it's streaming. almost everything else is streamed via one service or another. do you watch any television? almost none. i'm usually watching youtube or netflix. i ofcom�*s annual snapshot of our media habits shows we spent an average of five hours and 40 minutes a day watching tv or online video in 2020. that�*s up 47 minutes on the year before. much of the increase is down to the fact that the time watching subscription streaming services almost doubled to an hour and five minutes a day. the biggest player, netflix, is now in more than half of all uk homes. with hit series like bridgerton, netflix now has more subscribers than sky, virgin and the other uk pay—tv providers put together. so what we're seeing is that younger people are migrating from traditional tv to really
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engaging in the streaming services, where they can watch what they want when they want on their own device,

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