this is bbc news. the headlines at six... the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid before she could meet her newborn daughter, urge all mums—to—be to get the vaccine. saiqa parveen was eight months pregnant when she caught the virus — the mother of five died five weeks later. for the sake of god and your loved ones, please get vaccinated. if she had the vaccine, she might live and she might have had a chance of surviving. labour accuses borisjohnson of "corrupt and contemptible behaviour", after he tried to change the rules governing mps conduct — just as one conservative mp had been found to have breached them. the prime minister is trashing
the reputation of our democracy and our country, and so this is far from a one—off. police in texas have opened a criminal investigation into a crush at a music festival in houston in which eight people died. officers are also investigating unconfirmed reports of audience members being injected with drugs. and coming up in sportsday — england's women claim a record victory against world champions new zealand in their second autumn test match, and all the rest of today's sporting action. hello, good evening. 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 her fifth child. she underwent an emergency caesarean and was on a ventilator until her death last monday. as the family prepare for herfuneral tomorrow, saiqa's brother, qayum mughal, implored pregnant women not to put off getting vaccinated. it was a tragic loss for all of us. for the sake of god and your loved ones, please get vaccinated. if she had the vaccine, she might live, she might have had a chance of surviving. so i request all pregnant women get their vaccine on time. otherwise you will lose everything. you will lose your loved ones, you will lose everything. we lost everything. our sister was a lady of principle.
most caring member of our family. so, once again, i request all peoples, including pregnant women, they should have vaccine and save the pain of their loved ones. our condolences to you and it is clearly a very distressing time for you and we hear your message to people to get vaccinated, including pregnant women. did she talk to you about why she did not want to get vaccinated? basically, in may, and i thinkjune, she told my wife that the nhs policy changed and they invited her to get a vaccine and she said, it is too late now but when i have the baby, i will get my vaccine. but she didn't have the chance to get the vaccine again. but when i had had
covid back in march, i waited at least six hours to get my pfizer vaccine and at that time we asked her, my wife asked her, but she said the doctors were saying no, you can't get a vaccine because you are pregnant. and ijust told you that they changed their mind in august but she refused. she said she would get the vaccine after the birth of the baby. we lost everything due to the circumstances. you must�*ve been very shocked because she was only 37 years of age. she was relatively young. yes, 37 years and she has five daughters. when her husband was allowed to visit her,
he spoke to her and when he told her that your daughter is missing you and waiting a gift from you, a big long tear came from her eye and that was the last painful scene for us. a big long tear coming out from her eyes. that was the last contact we had since she went to the ventilator 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 they are pregnant or not, for whatever reason, you are saying, go out and get the vaccine, get both doses. i ask people, please, please, please get vaccine. whether you're pregnant or not. kids and younger people. covid is very, very deadly. we have observed big, big,
big loss and we are seeing everything in front of our eyes. it destroyed my sister completely. my sister got sepsis and other infections and she died in front of my eyes. that was very, very painful for me. so please, please, i pray to everybody, please get the vaccine and save yourself and your loved ones. that was the brother of 37—year—old saiqa parveen, who died in hospital. who died in hospital. earlier, i spoke to prof lucy chappell, chief scientific adviser for the department of health and social care. she's also the spokesperson for the royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists. i started by asking her what the latest advice is for getting the vaccine
to women who are pregnant. it is leading us to deliver one in three mothers to go into intensive care. ~ . , . care. we are very much recommending the vaccine pregnant _ care. we are very much recommending the vaccine pregnant women _ care. we are very much recommending the vaccine pregnant women and - care. we are very much recommending the vaccine pregnant women and i - the vaccine pregnant women and i recognise the courage of her brother. out like this. we have vaccinated over 90,000 pregnant women and are recommending other pregnant women to come forward for this. both from the experience of the uk and from exciting pregnant women around the world in the us, in canada, we have got very good experience of this vaccine and pregnancy are now. is experience of this vaccine and pregnancy are now.— experience of this vaccine and pregnancy are now. is there any difference — pregnancy are now. is there any difference on _ pregnancy are now. is there any difference on that _ pregnancy are now. is there any difference on that data - pregnancy are now. is there any i difference on that data surrounding different vaccines? la recommending the or moderna _
different vaccines? la recommending the or moderna vaccine _ different vaccines? la recommending the or moderna vaccine pregnant - the or moderna vaccine pregnant women in the uk based on the wider recommendations of those vaccines, because those are the ones adopted in the us and canada, and now that is vaccine that is being offered, as it has been for most of this year in the uk. ~ ., , ., the uk. what is the on vaccine hesitancy _ the uk. what is the on vaccine hesitancy amongst _ the uk. what is the on vaccine hesitancy amongst pregnant . the uk. what is the on vaccine - hesitancy amongst pregnant women? women who have had their doubts and have had their doubts over the last few months. is that number changing? i have been working as a consultant obstetrician in london and really we have had ongoing conversations with women throughout this time and i have seen, initially, it was all about providing the right information to pregnant women on a one—to—one basis and through as much good information as we can provide through as many sources. so slow weekly crossing —— slowly we are seeing more women taking it up and i
would say based on this family and the information we have, we are seeing more women coming forward. others were hospitalised with covid, over 98% of them are unvaccinated and we would really like to change that and say that if you can get vaccinated, it is never too late in pregnancy. go and have that conversation with your midwife, obstetrician or gp so you can feel ready to get vaccinated and we cannot reduce the numbers of pregnant women in hospital and intensive care units.— pregnant women in hospital and intensive care units. what would you sa to an intensive care units. what would you say to any woman — intensive care units. what would you say to any woman pregnant - intensive care units. what would you say to any woman pregnant at - intensive care units. what would you say to any woman pregnant at the i say to any woman pregnant at the moment who is wondering what the scientific evidence is either way? give them some reassurance right now on national television. ﬁur on nationaltelevision. our overwhelming _ on nationaltelevision. our overwhelming data - on nationaltelevision. our overwhelming data on - on national television. oi" overwhelming data on the safety of vaccines in pregnancy is very positive, from all different groups, both in the uk data, through other different groups we do, and the international data. there are good sources of information from royal
couege sources of information from royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists website, so go to a trusted source information and speak to their own midwife or obstetrician or gp about this, so that they are getting the best information to make that decision. i know from this family story, it reminds us of how we really want to get this right messaging across.— we really want to get this right messaging across. we really want to get this right messaauin across. . . , . messaging across. that was the chief scientific adviser _ messaging across. that was the chief scientific adviser for _ messaging across. that was the chief scientific adviser for the _ scientific adviser for the department of health. a senior uk medical adviser has said we could face a "difficult winter" unless more people get their covid boosterjabs. dr susan hopkins told the bbc that a growing number of elderly and vulnerable people who'd been double—vaccinated were being hospitalised and dying with the virus because their immunity was decreasing. alison freeman reports. if you would like to come through. it's being called a national mission. the government says it is down to all of us to do our part to stop winter restrictions being put in
place by getting our boosterjabs. health officials are clear on the importance of the vaccine. i think that we are seeing immune waning effects from the vaccine. we know that the virus is circulating at very high levels in our community. so unless people get vaccinated, we will have a long and difficult winter. the booster today is the pfizer as well. phil is doing exactly that. getting his third vaccination six months and one week after his second jab. it's available to have, there's no reason not to have it, and people should get it as soon as they can. and other people here felt the same. march 2020, i went through treatment for breast cancer, so i am really grateful to receive all three of my vaccines. it was really exciting waiting for it to happen, so i'm really pleased that i've been able to have it done. so far, around 10 million people have taken the boosterjab, but in the over 80s age group,
around 30% have not, and in the over 50s, that figure rises to around a0%. that's because some people in that age group aren't eligible yet. we didn't really get going with vaccinating in earnest until end ofjanuary, beginning of february. so if you put the 12 weeks between first and second dose, and then the six months, which is the important timescale for the booster, we are just getting to the point where people are starting to come through and be invited. young people are also being encouraged to get their vaccinations. here in york, eleanor, who is 12, was in the queue to have her first jab. i'm a bit nervous, but i'm glad that i'm doing it so that we can get back to normal. covid cases are dropping amongst the young, but numbers are still high, and with infection rates rising in older people who suffer more severely with symptoms, the push to get people vaccinated continues. alison freeman, bbc news, york. and in the latest official figures on coronavirus —
just over 30,300 new infections were recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means, on average, there were 35,362 new cases reported every day in the last week. there were another 62 deaths of people who died within 28 days of a positive test. that means an average of 168 deaths per day in the last week. figures on boosterjabs show more than 10 million people have now received one — that includes third doses for those with certain health conditions. sir keir starmer has accused the prime minister of �*corrupt and contemptible' behaviour, saying he tried to protect a conservative mp, after he was found to have broken the rules on lobbying. the labour leader said the government's attempt to overhaul the system thatjudges mps was "trashing" the uk's reputation for democratic standards. today one cabinet minister rejected that, and called the row a "storm in a teacup". here's our political
correspondent chris mason. mps are forever aware how many people don't much like politicians. it's why for so many who spend their weeks here, this row over the government's behaviour gets right up their nose. because it leaves a whiff of this being a self—serving place. for the opposition parties, it's also a chance to take aim at the prime minister. instead of upholding standards, he orders his mps to protect his mate and rip up the whole system. now, that is corrupt, it is contemptible, and it's not a one—off. and what makes me most angry is the prime minister is trashing the reputation of our democracy and our country. at the heart of this is this man, the former cabinet minister, owen paterson — he was found to have broken the rules by making the case to ministers and others on behalf of companies that were paying him. he was due to be thrown out
of the commons for 30 days and potentially face a byelection until the government ordered its mps to back a review of the system. then, under intense pressure, it changed its mind. today, this cabinet minister claimed it wasn't about getting mr 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. mps will return here tomorrow and spend around three hours debating parliamentary standards. there is still deep anger on all sides about what's happened here. the labour mp, chris bryant, who chairs the commons standards
committee, still wants parliament to vote to condemn owen paterson's behaviour, even though mr paterson has now resigned. plenty feel there is something of a rebuilding job to be done here for the government and parliament to restore trust in how this place works. chris mason, bbc news, at westminster. the headlines on bbc news... 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. 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. police in texas have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of eight people in a crush at a music festival in houston on friday.
more on the latest in texas. tributes have been paid to some of the eight people who died at the astroworld music festival in houston — including the youngest victim, a 14—year—old boy. police have launched a criminal investigation — including into reports that someone was injecting people in the audience with drugs. the rapper travis scott — who founded the festival — has encouraged anyone with information to come forward. nomia iqbal reports. i just want to send out prayers to the... ..to the ones that was lost last night. for the first time since the tragedy, travis scott addressed his fans. appearing sombre and distressed, he reflected on what went wrong at the festival he founded. i'm honestlyjust devastated, and i could never imagine anything like this just happening. i'm going to do everything i can to keep you guys updated. there were signs of trouble shortly after 9pm local time.
as the crowd surged towards the stage, the party soon turned into panic. the venue's first aiders were quickly overwhelmed. people were pushing and shoving to make their escape. by the end of the evening, eight people had died. more is now being heard about those who lost their lives in the crush. the youngest was 14. other victims include brianna rodriguez, just 16. she was a keen dancer. friends are fundraising to pay for her funeral. franco patino, 2i. and danish baig, at 27, was the oldest victim. police in houston say this is now a criminal investigation after suggestions of foul play. one of the narratives was that some individual was injecting other people with drugs. we do have a report of a security
officer according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen, and he felt a prick in his neck. several people were treated with an anti—drug medication. investigators will now be speaking to anyone who has at the event to find out exactly what happened and who, if anyone, is to blame. nomia iqbal, bbc news, north america. borisjohnson has said delegates at the cop26 climate summit have just one week left to "deliver for the world", urging them to "pull together and drive for the line". negotiators in glasgow are discussing how to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 celsius. let's take a look at 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 companies have agreed to cut their methane emissions by 30% by 2030. dr sharon george is the director of environmental sustainability and green technology at the university of keele. thank you for being with us. what is your assessment of this halfway point of cop26? de thing these are real, tangible achievements so far? there is some optimism of their but everyone is making the right noises but we have heard these noises before and we have had pledges before and we have had pledges before about investment and investment help those countries that need to accelerate the most. it is a massive ask, and we are asking countries that depend on fossil fuels for their economies to massively change whole infrastructures. this is going to require huge investment. i was
hoping to see a bit more cooperation on the detail of that to sort of seek tangible action, and i suppose thatis seek tangible action, and i suppose that is what i am hoping will come out of next week. so at the moment, it is a mixed picture and i'm hoping next week will firm up some of those messages into action.— next week will firm up some of those messages into action. when you hear those commitments, _ messages into action. when you hear those commitments, for _ messages into action. when you hear those commitments, for example, i those commitments, for example, deforestation, brazilsigning those commitments, for example, deforestation, brazil signing up to that, but the president of brazil, jair bolsonaro, he has been reading deforestation, so can we take these people at their word? this deforestation, so can we take these people at their word?— people at their word? this is the wor in: people at their word? this is the worrying thing- _ people at their word? this is the worrying thing- a _ people at their word? this is the worrying thing. a pledge - people at their word? this is the worrying thing. a pledge is - people at their word? this is the worrying thing. a pledge is one | worrying thing. a pledge is one thing, but without the threat of sanctions, what happens if pledges not met and what are the consequences of that? so having the event itself and the pledges and messages is a very positive thing, but i think if we are going to avert this rise in temperatures and hold
this rise in temperatures and hold this crash course that we are all going on, then we need more to be done to actually hold people to account, whole countries to account and support that action. there are some countries that have more ability to cut their carbon and others, but of course where the investment has already been made, like the uk, it is well equipped with renewables, with wind, we have put massive investment into wind and solar in the uk, it is making a massive contribution to our grid, so it is easierfor us massive contribution to our grid, so it is easier for us to commit as we are already down that route. those countries that must catch up are going to need support, but when you have these kind of mixed messages where we have been here before and seen this before, if there is no real commitment and if... if the
commitment is more on economic gain than addressing climate change, and thatis than addressing climate change, and that is very difficult to do. 1anthem that is very difficult to do. when ou see that is very difficult to do. when you see activists _ that is very difficult to do. when you see activists on _ that is very difficult to do. when you see activists on the - that is very difficult to do. when | you see activists on the sidelines saying it is all black lab la, have they got a point? —— la la la. i saying it is all black lab la, have they got a point? -- la la la. i can see the frustration _ they got a point? -- la la la. i can see the frustration and _ they got a point? -- la la la. i can see the frustration and the - they got a point? —— la la la. i can see the frustration and the young people who will inherit a mess if this is not addressed now, and i do not think it is all blah blah blah. there is a lot of serious commitment there and there are a lot of countries taking steps that are not the easiest and some of the changes in investment will take it might cost money. but on the other hand, doing nothing and the implications of doing nothing will be very expensive. climate change is happening now, it is already having an impact. we have seen increases in
natural disasters for months, and rising sea levels having a devastating impact, especially with increased cyclones, increased pressure on agriculture around the world and all of this is ramping up and it is not going to get any better without drastic action. i think this is something that we are already going down this path and it is already costing us money, doing nothing is no longer an option. goad nothing is no longer an option. good to net our nothing is no longer an option. good to get your thoughts, _ nothing is no longer an option. good to get your thoughts, thank you very much. 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 criticised as cruel by animal rights activists. us presidentjoe biden has strongly condemned what he calls a �*terrorist attack�* on the home of the iraqi prime minister, mustafa al—khadimi. the interior ministry said two drones were shot down, but a third hit mr kadhimi�*s house in the fortified green zone in baghdad. at least six of his security guards were wounded. it�*s not yet known who carried out the attack, which came after violent clashes in baghdad between the security forces and supporters of pro—iranian political groups. 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. more protests have been taking place in sudan two weeks after its military seized power in a coup. two days of civil disobedience are now planned by people angry at the army�*s action. it comes two years after a military dictator — in powerfor decades — was toppled. now, sudan�*s civilian prime minister is under house arrest and protests calling for democracy are being met with force, as our africa correspondent andrew harding has found in the capital, khartoum. blocking the roads today in khartoum. barricades going up across the city. civilians here taking big risks to protest, to show their fury at sudan�*s military coup. we want to change. we want something to do with the civilisation. you want democracy?
we want democracy, of course. we don't like military at all. do you know what i'm saying? are you scared of the military? yeah. you�*re scared they will shoot? they are killing us. the protests began two weeks ago, when the generals seized power, halting this giant country�*s admittedly bumpy transition from dictatorship to democracy. so which side will prove stronger — the army or the street? in a khartoum hospital, we find an elderly tailor recovering from a savage beating by the military... can i see your leg? ..and this young student, shot in the leg. a lot of people were shot. his message to the soldiers... they�*re like animals. the animals are better. it�*s hard to find anyone here who supports the military takeover. it�*s heartbreaking, honestly.
to see those young people, the ones that are being killed, just for asking what�*s rightfully theirs. for a free country with a civilian government. so for me, it�*s very devastating. it makes me angry. the man leading sudan�*s coup is general burhan. his spokesman, an admiral, told me that the military had done nothing wrong. you�*ve detained the prime minister and other politicians. your troops have killed protesters on the streets. why on earth would the sudanese people trust you for a second? translation: time will show this was not a coup. _ we will hold elections and the military will step aside. this was simply a course correction. but many people here are not convinced. even at night, the protests continue. the determination — the defiance —
here is impressive. and it�*s possible that sudan�*s generals will back down under growing international pressure. but for now, this country�*s democratic revolution remains on hold. on a continent where it seems military coups are firmly back in fashion. andrew harding, bbc news, khartoum. now it�*s time for a look at the weather with phil avery. hello. sunday has been marked by quite a lot of dry weather across many parts of the british isles. but some very windy weather across the north—eastern quarter. and that came about thanks to the influence of the low pressure and it will take a while before those isobars open up under the influence of this transient ridge of high pressure. i say transient because it really will not stick around very long at all.
and even in the first part of monday, we�*ll see the cloud thickening ahead of atlantic fronts as the high pressure just get eased away towards the eastern sides of the british isles. under it, clear skies could lead to a touch of frost if you are very prone. but a bright start and a dry one to monday. out west, different story. thickening cloud, eventually the rain through northern ireland pushes up into the north and west of scotland. eventually into the cumbrian fells, and maybe as far south as the north of wales. generally speaking, through the afternoon, the further south and east you are, the more likely it is you�*re going to stay dry. the high on the day is around about 12 or 13 degrees. hello this is bbc news. the headlines... the family of an unvaccinated mother, who died from covid before she could meet her newborn daughter, urge all mums—to—be to get the vaccine. saiqa parveen was eight months pregnant when she caught the virus — the mother of five died 5 weeks later.