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this is bbc news with the latest headlines. borisjohnson is accused of "corrupt and contemptible behaviour" over his government's moves to change the system of upholding parliamentary standards and stop one of his mps being suspended: the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country and so this is far from a one off. it was not to project the report that came together. the vote was to establish a appeals process. the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid before meeting her newborn daughter, appeal to all mums—to—be to get the vaccine police investigating a crush at a music festival in the us city of houston have opened a criminal inquiry following unconfirmed reports that people were being injected with drugs.
the uk government calls for more "ambitious commitments and bold compromises", as the un climate negotiations in glasgow enter their final week. terrifying footage of dangerous driving — police in yorkshire launch a major road safety campaign to tackle falling standards post lockdown and in half an hour — jordan dunbar reports on unregulated mental health treatment online. good afternoon. sir keir starmer has accused the prime minister of �*corrupt and contemptible�* behaviour in trying to �*protect�* the conservative mp owen paterson — after he was found to have
broken lobbying rules. the labour leader said the government's attempt this week to overhaul the system thatjudges mps was "trashing" the uk's reputation for upholding democratic standards. cabinet minister george eustice has dismissed the situation as a "storm in a teacup". our political correspondent ione wells reports. the symbol of british democracy in the uk and overseas. but after a week where the government u—turned on its plans to overhaul the system that holds mps to account here, just as one of their own mps was facing a 30 day suspension, some fear that image has been turned upside down. it's a pattern of behaviour, and what makes me most angry is the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country, and so this is far from a one—off and a u—turn, you know, a bad week for the government. it's a pattern of behaviour by a prime minister who doesn't know how to uphold standards
in public life. the labour leader's anger is tangible after conservative mps blocked a recommendation to suspend their mp owen paterson after he breached lobbying rules, calling instead for an overhaul of the mps standards watchdog. the government u—turned on their plans less than 2a hours later, and owen paterson has since resigned. while the government has apologised and called the move a mistake, today the environment secretary claimed the vote was not about trying to let owen paterson off the hook. the vote wasn't to reject the report that had been put together, the vote was to establish an appeals process so that mps in this sort of position that, yes, owen paterson was in but others as well in future would have a right of appeal, and i think that's right. it is still an important objective to have due process here, to have a right of appeal,
but obviously we can only take that forward with the agreement and cooperation of other parties. but the opposition don't buy the argument this was not about owen paterson, and chair of the parliament standards committee, the labour mp chris bryant, says parliament should still pass the motion to suspend him to show beyond doubt that his behaviour was unacceptable. he says his committee will consider proposed reforms to the system to judge mps, and they will produce a report on possible changes before christmas. on monday, mps will debate the issues that owen paterson's case has thrown up in parliament, but the goodwill among opposition mps to cooperate with the government's ideas for reform now appear thin on the ground. ione wells, bbc news. the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid without getting to meet her newborn daughter, are appealing to all mums—to—be to getjabbed. saiqa parveen, who was 37, died in intensive care after catching coronavirus while eight months pregnant with herfifth child. she underwent an emergency caesarean and was on a ventilator until her death last monday. as the family prepare for her funeral tomorrow they have implored pregnant women not to put
off getting vaccinated. let's talk to saiqa parveen�*s brother, qayoum mughal. thank you for being with us. can you just tell us a little bit more about what happened to your sister? for the sake of _ what happened to your sister? pr?" the sake of your loved ones please get vaccinated. if she had the vaccine she might have had a chance of surviving. so i request all pregnant women get the vaccine on time otherwise you will lose everything. you will lose your loved one, you will lose everything. we lost everything. my sister was a lady of principle. so once again i
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backin have the chance. when i got covid back in march i waited six hours to get my pfizer vaccine but at that time we asked her, my wife asked her but she said no but then they change their mind but she refused and said she would get the vaccine after the birth of the baby. we lost everything to be circumstances. must shot she was — everything to be circumstances. must shot she was only _ everything to be circumstances. must shot she was only 37 _ everything to be circumstances. must shot she was only 37 years of age. relatively young. shot she was only 37 years of age. relatively young-— shot she was only 37 years of age. relatively young. yes. she has five dau . hters. doctor spoke to her and when he told
her your daughters are missing you shed tears coming from her eyes and that was the last painful scene for us. there was the last contact we had since she went to the ventilator on the 26th of september. xyour on the 26th of september. your message. _ on the 26th of september. your message, having _ on the 26th of september. your message, having been - on the 26th of september. your message, having been through all this terrible trauma and grief, to anybody who is hesitating about having the vaccine, whether pregnant or not, for whatever reason, saying, go out and get the vaccine, get better doses. i’m go out and get the vaccine, get better doses.— better doses. i'm saying to everybody- _ better doses. i'm saying to everybody- i _ better doses. i'm saying to everybody. i am _ better doses. i'm saying to everybody. i am afraid - better doses. i'm saying to - everybody. i am afraid dot-mac better doses. i'm saying to _ everybody. i am afraid dot-mac there ou are. everybody. i am afraid dot-mac there
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of a possible "long and difficult winter" if people don't get vaccinated against covid—i9. dr susan hopkins, from the uk health security agency, said the virus is circulating at high levels in communities. dr hopkins said although the covid—i9 booster rollout was going well, more people need to come forward to get their top—up jabs. 60% of the population that are being offered the boosters are taking it up. i think it's lower than we saw in the first round, that may be due to people thinking they are already protected which is why we're giving a lot of public health messages about why it's so important to them to come forward for the third dose. it's also been made easier to get that third dose as close to six months as possible by releasing the vaccinations just after five months. we are seeing immune waning effects from the vaccine and we know the virus is circulating at very high levels in our community so unless people get vaccinated we will have a long
this in texas — police have opened a criminal investigation after eight people died at the "astroworld" music festival in houston. they died after a crowd surge on the opening night of the event headlined by rapper travis scott. police say they're looking into reports that somebody in the audience had been injecting people with drugs. the musician has encouraged anyone with information to come forward as sean dilley reports. i just want to send out prayers to... to the ones that was lost last night. his shock and trauma is clear. on his social media, travis scott reflected on a night of entertainment that went tragically wrong. i'm honestlyjust devastated. i could never imagine anything like this to have happened.
i'm going to do everything i can to keep you guys updated. signs of trouble were first seen shortly after 9pm local time. as the crowd advanced towards the stage, entertainment was replaced by panic. casualties swiftly overwhelmed the venue's first aiders. at first confusion, but then mayhem, with people pushing and shoving to make their escape. by the end of friday night, eight people had died. hundreds received medical treatment at the scene and 25 were taken to hospital. police in houston have launched a criminal investigation after suggestions of foul play. one of the narratives was injecting other people with drugs. we do have a report of a security officer, according to the medical staff, that was out and treating them last night, that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck. most who attended the concert did not see what led to the deaths and injuries,
but many have shared their accounts of what they saw. this isn'tjust, ithink, people falling down and being trampled. i mean 11 people were sent to the hospital with cardiac arrest, you know, among the others that were already there. there were something else i think going on which is what has been suggested by what we see so far. investigators will now be speaking to those at the event who may have information that could help them understand what exactly happened and who, if anyone, may be to blame. sean dilley, bbc news. the british prime minister is urging countries at the cop26 climate summit in glasgow to "pull together and drive for the line," as the conference enters its second and final week. borisjohnson said �*bold compromises' and �*ambitious commitments�* were needed to tackle climate change. our political correspondent chris mason reports.
it is half—time at the climate summit. the people most affected by climate change are no longer some imagined future generation but young people alive today. perhaps that will give us the impetus we need to rewrite our story. to turn this tragedy into a triumph. in the first week, familiar faces strolling the glasgow stage. big numbers, big promises and faraway dates, but some optimism from the government. i think always when you have a multilateral event like this, to try to get agreement, there is going to be a lot of work and a lot of diplomacy goes to get an outcome. i�*m talking to people here at this conference have been pretty much to every cop since it began and they are telling me at this one, they are actually seeing action, they are seeing things take shape in a way they�*ve not seen before. so what has been achieved so far? ministers point to new commitments to net—zero carbon emissions
by the middle of the century, meaning 90% of the world economy is covered, ending and reversing deforestation with more than 120 countries signed up, and over 100 countries have agreed to cut their methane emissions by 30% by 2030. but there are plenty, including campaigner greta thunberg, who think this is nowhere near enough. this is no longer a climate conference, this is now a global north greenwash festival, a two—week—long celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah. they cannot ignore the scientific consensus and, above all, they cannot ignore us, the people, including their own children. the big aim of this conference is to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees compared with pre—industrial times, to minimise the impact
of climate change, but this is a huge challenge. it is complicated and it is difficult, involving around 200 countries, each with their own other priorities and concerns. and so the second week begins. the search for compromise, agreement and promises continues. chris mason, bbc news. security officials in iraq say the prime minister, has survived a drone attack. they said rockets from the drone hit his home in the high security green zone in the capital, baghdad in the early hours of sunday. the united states has condemned the attack as an apparent act of terrorism. following the incident — mr al—kadhimi called for restraint. translation: my house was the target of a cowardly attack. _ thanks to god, i and those who work with me are in good shape. your heroic security and army forces are working on protecting iraq and its stability. cowardly rockets and cowardly drones do not build countries or futures. we are working on building our homeland by respecting the state
and its institutions and by building a better future for all iraqis. tens of thousands of people have joined a rally in the ethiopian capital, addis ababa, to show support for the government in its fight against an alliance of rebel forces. the authorities organised the rally as tigrayan rebels have been advancing towards the capital. after a year of war that has left millions in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, international pressure for a ceasefire has been intensifying. a us appeals court has temporarily blocked presidentjoe biden�*s plans for a vaccine mandate
for businesses. the law would require workers at private companies with more than 100 employees to get fully vaccinated against covid—19 or be tested weekly. a sharp upturn in infections due to the delta variant and a slowdown in vaccinations have pushed governments around the world to make vaccination mandatory for health workers, other high—risk groups orfor dining out. with more, here�*s david campanale. president biden has avoided imposing vaccine mandates up until now and has focused instead on incentives from private businesses and individuals. but with the delta vary advising and just 58% of the country vaccinated, he has changed his strategy. all federal workers and contractors were ordered to have the jab by december eight
together with workers from private employers with 100 or more on their payroll. that will be tested for coronavirus weekly but it has not, that protest. the president�*s instruction covers 100 million people on two thirds of the workforce. circulated by the occupational safety and health administration the order has now been stalled by the courts. the response that is coming from the petitioners, this is a group of stage private organisations, religious organisations, have argued that that they are exceeding their federal limits. that they are stepping into things that belong to the states to decide. elsewhere, germany has so far not gone down the route of compulsory vaccinations. instead, focusing on a voluntary response. but health professionals say they are now seeing a new influx of mostly unvaccinated patients. translation: the average age in our intensive care unit is 40. | the youngest is 35. there is also a 70—year—old patient. the most tragic thing - is that it is often parents, almost all of them unvaccinated, who have become infected. -
it is this that has prompted britain to consider making it compulsory for all nhs workers in england to be jabbed from next april. care home workers in england must already be double vaccinated to hold onto theirjobs but it does mean that tens of thousands of care home staff face dismissalfrom thursday, a deadline that is now looming. one of the world�*s biggest travel companies has stopped selling holidays that include trips to see performing dolphins and whales in captivity. expedia said it had made the change after consultation with animal welfare charities. thousands of dolphins perform for tourists in sealife centres globally. holiday activities that include swimming with dolphins in artificial pools have long—been criticsed as cruel by animal rights activists.
dangerous overtaking and reckless speeding — shocking dashcam footage released by north yorkshire police shows how some people have been driving carelessly since lockdown rules were lifted. the force says standards on the roads have started to slip as more motorists get back behind the wheel again, as ian white reports. the terrifying moment a camper van pulls out to overtake and drives towards oncoming traffic. just one example of careless and inconsiderate driving on north yorkshire�*s roads. it�*s these kind of incidents which can easily lead to a crash and all too often, these can be fatal. with more of us having dash cams in our vehicles, more frightening incidents are being sent to the police. the driver overtaking the lorry is met by a car heading straight towards them on the wrong side of the road. now the way the dash cam technology works, it is very high quality so if we can
see a registration plate, if we can identify a vehicle, we can prosecute people and we have certainly done that. with so many deaths and serious injuries and north yorkshire�*s roads, release of launched operation boundary, flooding the roads around harrogate and rippon with marked and unmarked patrol cars, bikes and camera vans. as we�*ve come out of covid and restrictions have lifted what we�*ve seen lots of driving where we think drivers are a little bit rusty, and out of practice and driving standards are really falling. we�*ve seen lots of things come in through dash cams where highlighting dangerous driving and careless driving, more so than me ever have before. we�*ve just had a vehicle come through, it�*s shown as uninsured so it a priority for us today. we need it stopped. out and about they were quickly finding offences being committed and dealing with them robustly. it�*s illegal, your numberplate. what we�*re doing today, we are dealing with a number of offences and having a zero—tolerance policy on any traffic offences. in a first for north yorkshire, the roads policing unit is being beefed up with special constablesjoining regular offices, all trying to cut the number of deaths on the roads.
ijust implore people to just think about the driving and drive a little bit more safely and more considerately in future. it�*s the police officers who have to deal with the aftermath of road collisions, and a careless few seconds of bad driving can have implications that last a lifetime. ian white, bbc news. aston villa have sacked head coach dean smith — after 3 years in charge. villa have lost their last 5 premier league games and are 15th in the table, 2 points above the relegation zone. he�*s the second top—flight boss to lose theirjob in the last 2a hours — following daniel farke�*s departure from norwich yesterday. not many people can say they�*ve met their heroes. and 17—year—old millie anna has gone one step further. she�*s given sir ian mckellen a tour of her hometown of windsor, after the actor spotted her instagram post from his show.an aspiring model and actor herself, millie anna has down�*s syndrome, and is passionate about changing perceptions of life with an extra chromosome. she spoke to graham satchell,
along with her dad jeff. it started a simple photo. 17—year—old millie anna at the theatre royal windsor, next to a picture of her act hero, sir ian mckellen. i just think what he did was spectacular. i love that he indistinct good energy and, yeah. yeah, he�*s a good actor. yeah, he really is, he�*s iconic. millie posted the photo on her instagram page. ian mckellen saw it, got in touch and asked millie to show him around windsor, her home town. i actually thought, wow, ian wanted to see me, i think that is absolutely, 100%, amazing. i felt so good, i couldn�*t believe my ears. just a few days later, millie anna and sir ian spent
11.5 hours together. we went windsor castle, we went to the cobbles, we went to my favourite restaurant, enzo�*s. we had pasta and pizza. he is amazing, he was really fun to be with. the way he communicates with me how he interact with me is just spot on. i just saw an incredibly kind ma interacting and getting a quick sense of how to communicate with millie and then doing it for 11.5 hours. it was 11.5 hours. it was incredible. millie has down�*s syndrome. her dream in the future is to follow in sir ian�*s footsteps. i want to be an actress, so i want to bejust like ian. aim high, that�*s what you say, isn�*t it, you have to aim high. yeah, that�*s right. keep your held held high and make sure you�*ve got to believe in yourself, love yourself and forgive yourself too. millie�*s story has had a remarkable impact. her followers have gone up from 700 to more than 10,000.
her remarkable positivity has seen incredible messages of support. for me, it�*s very emotional but i�*m so happy. for a regular 17—year—old who loves life, loves herfamily, her time, being comfortable, i think it is just amazing. but honestly, i just want to say that down�*s syndrome is no big deal because you can do anything if you set your mind to it. millie and her family are hoping to give her new followers a positive perspective on what life is life living with down�*s syndrome. if everybody knew what nicki and i knew right now, no—one, no—one would ever want to not have a child like millie. this has been the best chapter of my life. and i�*m so proud of my parents. i wouldn�*t do this without them. ijust pour my heart to children who are very important to me.
i�*m just so happy that i have two incredible parents who love me. i wouldn�*t have done this without them, my two best friends, my pals, my everything. what�*s not to love? yeah! what started as a photo in a theatre turned into unforgettable day trip with a hollywood megastar and is now a campaign to change hearts and minds. graham satchell, bbc news. now it�*s time for a look at the weather. lovely weather of the most part. given that we are in the first week
of november. a wild and woolly day across the north—east and quarter of scotland. barry went together night and those winds taking the time down and those winds taking the time down and you�*ve got a battle of showers there but elsewhere the the north west and not an overly warm direction but you can still be looking at 11, 12, 13, 1a, not too bad the time of year but it is that sort of of year where as soon as the club breaks overnight and temperatures dip away and we could see a touch of frost. out towards the west increasing amounts of cloud will eventually bring rain to start your new week across the western side of scotland to northern ireland and then it spreads to northern ireland through the day, three scotland, down to watch the north west of england into the north wales south it is dry with a high of 13.
hello, this is bbc news with ben brown. the headlines... borisjohnson is accused of "corrupt and contemptible behaviour" over his government�*s moves to change the system of upholding parliamentary standards and stop one of his mps being suspended. the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country and so this is far from a one off. the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid before
meeting her newborn daughter, appeal to all mums—to—be to get the vaccine police investigating a crush at a music festival in the us city of houston have opened a criminal inquiry following unconfirmed reports that people were being injected with drugs. now on bbc news, jordan dunbar reports on unregulated mental health treatment online. imagine someone said they could cure your biggest problem. imagine after years of trying medication and being on waiting lists, someone reached out to you and said. i can cure you. they told you they have the key. ..to take your pain away. wouldn�*t you want to believe it was true? i know i did, and i�*m not alone. it was like they were. just were inside my brain. they are the missing link.
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