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hello, this is bbc news with annita mcveigh. the headlines: the evening presidentjoe biden says another attack in afghanistan is imminent. he expects within the next 36 hours. it comes after the us military says a strike by one of its drones has resulted in the deaths of �*two high—profile�* targets following thursday's attack at kabul airport, which killed as many as 170 people. uk military personnel board flights out of kabul. their exit comes after the last uk flight to evacuate civilians from afghanistan leaves. the ministry of defence says the final planes to leave will be for diplomatic staff and military personnel. we've done an extraordinaryjob
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to evacuate as many as we have, but i'm afraid it's absolutely heartbreaking that we can't bring everybody out. and i think that point�*s been made very strongly certainly by the defence secretary and others over the last ten days or so. tens of thousands flee for safety in the us as hurricane ida intensifies as it approaches louisiana. concerns about rising covid infection rates as large crowds are expected to flock to beaches and festivals over the bank holiday weekend. members of the scottish greens have backed a deal that could see its leaders in government for the first time. two world records for the british cycling couple, husband and wife lora and neil fachie, who are amongst seven gb paralympians to win gold today. now on bbc news, our world. how did one london street make it through the last year? filmed from the start
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of the first lockdown, this intimate portrait shows how the residents coped with the pandemic. boris johnson: the coronavirus is the biggest threat _ this country has faced for decades. if too many people become seriously unwell at one time, the nhs will be unable to handle it. from this evening, i must give the british people a very simple instruction — you must stay at home. 0h, hello. hello! hi. hello! hi! hi. hiya - hello, hi.
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sound, um...brain's not working _ couldn't work for two weeks. welcome to oxford gardens. i wake up in the morning, see the blue sky, sun out, and i think wow, what a beautiful day. and it doesn't take me long. i look out the window, open up my blinds and i see people walking with their masks, then it hits me. it doesn't feel real. but you know it's real because you've got the letters in your hand telling
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you you must stay at home. well, i've been here 25 years. we've got a range of people. people who are obviously quite wealthy. there are quite a lot of people renting, privately, and also social housing. and it's a wonderful mix, you cannot tell by walking down the street what type of accommodation. i don't know the very posh houses, the £12 million house, i wish i did. next doorm they're multimillionaires and we're housing association, next door, they're multimillionaires and we're housing association, this block. i think all children's entertainers are big kids at heart. schools closed on that friday and i thought gosh, well, that's it. i'm not going to be doing any entertaining. i was talking to my friend and saying "oh, this is awful, "everything's ended, and she goes,
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"why don't you do it online?" it looks like a rat's nest! i actually thought it would never go virtual. i really used to say to people, it can never be anything other than doing it in real life! and look at me now! 'cause i did a party for a little girl in south africa the other day. how awesome is that? so, now i'm a global children's entertainer! hello, is there anybody out there? the first few that i did, when i saw all the kids in their little boxes and not meeting and playing together, i nearly cried. ijust wanted them all to be together and be able to be kids and run around and touch. you need to un—mute yourself! it sort of brought home those implications of lockdown where kids really aren't running around the playground together, that's my aim and my ambition, is to bring them together. and how old are you, are you ten? five and my little
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sister's two! - the kids still need to play, the kids still need to have that outlet. and i'm 18! and how many more have you got booked? i've none! that was my last one! so, i'm sad, but i'm not worried. i think there's a market for what i do. all i can do is what i feel i was put here to do which is to bring love and joy to kids, that's all i can do! i can only tend my garden. and everyone's got a garden they can tend, they can bring, and i reckon if we all do that, that is our answer. give yourselves a clap! well done, that was wonderful dancing, everybody! we're rather lucky not to be alone in a house. so, in total, we're 17 in the whole house. i don't think many of my friends have all their cousins living in the same house in the middle of london. it's actually really fun 'cause it feels
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like christmas every day. and people who lived through war always say it is the happiest time of my life, and i never really understood that. for the moment, for us, it's one of the happiest moments of our lives. it's pretty bad to say that, i know, because a lot of people are suffering, but actually, it is. reporter: in the uk, - the number of dead has risen by 684 in one 24—hour period. that brings the total number of deaths in hospitals - on the disease to 3,605. matt hancock: we cannot relax our discipline now. . stay at home and then you will be doing your part. we are losing so many brilliant, beautiful people. just yesterday, i was told by my mum that a next—door neighbour who got the virus in a care home, she passed away. that really hit me. i've got to stay at home completely.
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i'm severe asthmatic but if i ever, ever got coronavirus, it would basically kill me. i'm just so grateful i've got somewhere that i can actually go and sit down, cup of tea, maybe a naughty slice of cake. that's my little piece of england, you know? especially this time, there's so much anxiety. i've actually had some neighbours say, "what a "lovely garden, it brightens up my day. "thank goodness you're still doing it". i do get my love of gardening from my mum. every summer, it's a tradition where i would go with my mum to a garden centre and i will help her do all her hanging baskets. i can't wait for this coronavirus thing to be finished and i can get back and see her. i'm worried about my mum and dad. they're 85, 86, in the summer. just recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. that sheer thought that
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something could happen to them, that is what frightens me most. i got really, really scared, and i was praying, every day, please, god, protect them. you need to realise how vulnerable we all are. we're not invincible. and i think we need to, once we get over this, look at how we live. reporter: breaking news coming into us within the past few - seconds, the british prime minister borisjohnson has been taken into intensive in hospital with coronavirus. his office says his- condition worsened during the course of this afternoon, and on the advice of his- medical team, he was moved to the intensive care unit. - it may very well be a wake—up call for him. he underestimated the severity of it, whether that will give him another perspective on it all, yeah, it could do.
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but my main concern was if something really happened to him and he didn't survive through, the alternatives were not terribly auspicious. hi. i've lost count of the weeks, i really have. people can't come in and i can't go out. i don't go very far now really._ it's i like the hospital and the doctor and the shop. what's wrong with you if you don't mind me asking? i've got emphysema and i've got follicular lymphoma which is a form of cancer. i'm missing cuddling my grandson and my son, i can't even touch them. can come round here as a mercy mission, but with him working and that... and now we've got an enemy you can't fight. you can't fight an enemy you can't see.
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even muhammad ali couldn't box this one to the ground, could he? if he couldn't see it he couldn't have knocked it down, could he? i do worry for the future, i think everybody, mum, gran. just because you have little kids and they're babies and they grow up, you don't stop worrying about them — when they're six foot five, they're still your babies and you still worry. your mum probably worries about you, kid. people are thinking we're gonna be all so different afterwards. maybe for a while, but it'll be like christmas, it will come and go again, then be back to their normal grumpy selves. no, i missed it. go on then, let's see. the queen: i am speaking to you at what i know - is an increasingly challenging time... clapping and banging on drum. ..a time of disruption in the life of our country. cheering and clapping. a disruption that has brought grief to some, financial difficulties to many
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and enormous changes to the daily lives of us all. i want to thank those of you who are staying at home, thereby helping to protect the vulnerable. i hope in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge... cheering and clapping. ..and those who come after us will say the britons of this generation were as strong as any. car horns toot. many will feel a painful sense of separation from their loved ones... banging on pots and pans. ..but we know deep down that it is the right thing to do. we should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. we will be with our friends again, we will be with our families again, we will meet again. bless her cotton socks, eh? car horn tooting.
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i'm very proud of her majesty, the queen. her words made me so emotional and it really helped me. i'm so, so proud of her. so proud. and this might sound a bit ridiculous, but i always send her a christmas card, i always send her a birthday card. so... it's something i always do. people laugh, but i do. boris johnson: the virus is a spreading even faster. than the reasonable worst—case scenario of our scientific advisors. we must act now to contain this autumn surge. - we're not going back- to the full scale lockdown of march and april, but, . i'm afraid, from thursday, the basic message is the same.
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stay at home, protect i the nhs and save lives. having the world stop was actually magic to my ears because that's what we all need to do. covid for me personally was a unique opportunity. so, i produce films and you get very caught up in everything that you need to do to make these films. all of my work came to a crashing halt and i had nothing to do except survive and look after my children. that was what needed to change. and i was like, the most important thing! yeah. we gotta go. it's 2:50. yeah, yeah. 2:50? 2:50! i gotta go work! what you think about those people who live in the big houses further down oxford gardens? do you feel they've got it easy compared to you? a lot of the wealthy people have left the city to live in their country home, because they've got more money and they've got more
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freedom that way. my father's an investor and my mum's a lawyer, so like, because the house is pretty big, like sometimes we don't even cross paths that much. there's a living room with a tv, there's another living room, and then here it's like a media room with, like, a projector. a gym. but those things that i probably have that they don't, from being...from not having much money. like what? i don't know. laughter. bad attitude? yeah, i'lljust take it. i definitely feel very privileged to have everything that we have. during the lockdown it has definitely brought that to light. some barely have even a balcony to step out on, and we don't take it for granted. like, i'm very grateful for that. yeah. reporter: the house of commons has approved the four week - lockdown in england. people can't mix with other households in homes- or in private gardens, . but meeting one person from another household - in a public space is allowed.
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boris johnson: as prime . minister, when i'm confronted with data that protects deaths in the second wave potentially exceeding those of the first, i'm not prepared to take the risk with the lives of the british people. i've never known a time where we could alljust agree that for the sake of preserving lives we are happy to give up so much, so quickly. at the moment, we're putting saving lives first which is absolutely right, but, if this goes on for much longer, i think there will have to come a point where we think, 0k, some of these freedoms that people are foregoing at the moment, they're too precious. there are certain industries that are face—to—face, entertainment and performers and things like that, they're all out of work. there's no end in sight. it's so hard for people in the jobs that need to be done face—to—face. and i do think there will come a point where people willjust get, you know, they lose their patience with this. i've been a bit low this week because i've had no work. i'm owing on all my bills at the moment.
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last week been announced that back to six people gatherings, because i'd just just started getting real—time parties again. it's all been taken away. i've got to accept where i'm at and not let it get me down too much. you have to face your own inner demons, in a way, and a lot of internal fears, actually, that i've really had to start acknowledging. 'cause i had a quite unhappy childhood, actually, i think that's why i do what i do because it's a way of reliving my own childhood and doing better this time around. i want to give children joy because i think it's really important, and i didn't have as much of that as i would have liked. but...so i start crying. reporter: there were 33,470 new coronavirus infections - recorded in the uk in the latest 24—hour period. that's a record number. the average number of new cases per day in the past week
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is now 23,857. i like worrying about things and i started up this worry when the apocalypse comes, the zombie apocalypse, and i keep on thinking that i'm gonna be just with my friends and we're gonna have to raid all the malls, take everything we need. it was really hard for victoria him to get his head around to get his head around a concept of something that made everybody so ill, and, notjust ill but dying every day, "who's dying?" "how many people have died?" being afraid of dying and this concept of something that's in the air, that's everywhere we touch, that we can't see but is deadly, and it's such a bizarre concept for us to get our heads around. now all he talks about are pandemics and apocalypse and what he can do. like, we'll have to go and live on the top floor because the zombies will come, because he is worried about everything, he's worried about the house falling down, about the—,
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which is not normal. but their imagination is — is so wild. it's made some people really scared. i do actually remember thinking at the beginning of this, i've had my life more or less and if it came to it and i was given a choice and it was saving somebody younger, i would actually say, yeah, i've had my life. everything'll fall to bits, i think we're like cars, you know, my big end might drop off and my steering wheels may go, my tyres may puncture, but as long as the motor keeps running, which i think of as my brain, and i'm hoping i'll get there. i want to hug my family, and just feel close to them again. just sad to miss touch. it's got to be physical contact and everybody, well, lots of us will be missing that. ifeel like my son has been taken off me. and i hope i'm going to get christmas! i think people are all waiting to be told what to do and i think the powers that
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be are afraid to say the wrong thing. boris johnson: given - the early evidence we have, it is with a very heavy heart i must tell you we cannot continue with christmas as planned. those living in tear four areas should not mix those living in tier four areas should not mix with anyone outside their own household at christmas. i know how important it is for families to be together. we're sacrificing the chance to see our loved ones this christmas so we have a better chance of protecting their lives so we can see them at future christmases. i was with mum and dad l and they were having a bit of an afternoon tip. boris comes on and i woke them gently and i said - "do you want the bad news or do you want the bad news?" - there's no good news. christmas is -
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effectively cancelled. she got quite emotional. it didn't really hit her. 86 years old. she just wants her family with her at christmas, i like everyone elsel wants their family. now we're beginning - to really see what he word to really see what the word sacrifice really means. everybody�*s christmases are just done for, aren't they? the fact that we're in tier four, whatever the heck that is, by this time next year there's probably gonna be a tier ten. chuckles. sorry, it's just appalling, the whole thing's appalling. i can't wait for this year to be over. it's like a never ending dream. the best bit of news we've had so far are the hopes of the vaccine. the more people that get vaccinated the better and that is going to be the most effective way of trying to get that light at the end of the tunnel, because that's hope. i mean, full enough, i'm determined to enjoy christmas this year, i don't care.
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i've made my mind up. happy christmas. boris johnson: we're now rolling out the biggest - vaccination programme in our history. the pace of vaccination is accelerating. that will eventually enable us to lift many of the restrictions we have endured for so long. it's behind me now, and it must have been bad because i want to forget it, i think. but you've had the vaccine? oh, yes. i'm glad i've had it. but it did give me a sense of thank god for that. i forced my grandson to give me a hug. laughs. he's14 and not happy being hugged by old grannies are they, when they're 14, for goodness sake. it's like it never happened. it's kind of like the world paused.
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we became a real buddies. it made you realise how nice it is to have gone through the whole pandemic, you know, with somebody who you actually really enjoy, whose company... ijust got a bit bored of you. yeah, did you get bored of me? i had you for six months then i had you for another year. i i know, it's like, now he's like, now i'm cringe. it's been an incredible journey, hasn't it? where do we go from here? and that's very, very valid question we need to ask. we need to build up the confidence again. it's one thing that this epidemic has resulted in, is a lot of people are very timid and scared to go near other people. we need to rediscover that again, we need that human contact again. and this is, i've talked about them so many times, and this is my mum and dad. they're going to kill me for this, you know that. my mum, marcella, and my dad, guy. i had my second vaccine 7 april
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and so did my parents. just to have my family protected in this way is quite overwhelming, it really is. oh, my goodness me. i just... it's been an absolute pleasure talking to you and meeting you and, you know, i — ijust can't believe where the time has gone. it's gone quickly.
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good evening. things are staying dry and settled for at least the next week or so with a big area of high pressure firmly in charge of our weather. we have got a warm, sunny day for many areas during saturday. this was the picture in leicestershire a bit earlier. we saw temperatures of 2a degrees across central parts of scotland. sunday, a similar day, again, it's going to be dry and there will be spells of sunshine but there will be more cloud drifting around, particularly in the north. we've got an area of high pressure that sitting out towards the north—west with the winds rotating around that. there is a breeze coming in at the moment off the north sea, so that's going to introduce a little bit more cloud across parts of north—east england and eastern scotland. and then through the course of tonight, that cloud works its way south across scotland, northern england and northern ireland. further south across england and wales, clearer skies through the night, so temperatures dipping down to perhaps seven or eight degrees in the coolest spots, but staying in double figures under the cloud further north. so, this is how we
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start sunday morning. we have got that cloud in the north. still that breeze coming in from the north sea, particularly brisk for east anglia and the south—east as well. lighter winds further west and plenty of spells of sunshine for many areas, particularly for england and wales. a little bit more cloud for scotland and northern ireland, but there will be some breaks in that cloud, especially towards the west during the afternoon. but top temperatures around about 15 in aberdeen to perhaps 20 in glasgow, 2! in cardiff. as we head to sunday into monday, high pressure stays out towards the north—west, those winds coming in from a north or north—easterly direction. so, they will bring more cloud, particularly in the east during the day on monday, where it will be a little bit cool where you are exposed to that breeze off the north sea. so, around some of these east coasts, temperatures generally in the mid to high teens. you'll notice things feel cooler with the gusts of wind at around 30 mph for some areas. lighter winds towards the west and it's here that you'll see the best of any sunshine. the temperature is a touch cooler by the time we get to monday, around about 15 to 2! degrees.
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things not changing in a hurry through the next few days. tuesday, spot the difference — very similar once again, dry across the board. fairly cloudy, particularly towards the east. best of any breaks in that cloud to be found further west on tuesday. things don't really change much for the week ahead. we've got high pressure still sitting out to the north or north—west, so it is looking dry. they will be spells of sunshine, temperatures generally somewhere between about 17 to 2! degrees. bye— bye.
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this is bbc news. downing street says the uk's 20—year military operation in afghanistan has ended tonight. these were some of the last british troops to leave kabul. this evening presidentjoe biden says another attack in afghanistan is imminent — he expects it within the next 36 hours. it comes after the us military says a strike by one of its drones has resulted in the deaths of "two high profile" targets, following thursday's attack at kabul airport which killed as many as 170 people. tens of thousands flee for safety in the us as hurricane ida intensifies as it approaches louisiana. concerns over rising covid infection rates as large crowds are expected to flock to beaches and festivals over the uk bank holiday weekend.

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