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tonight at ten. all front line nhs staff in england will have to be fully vaccinated against covid—19. the deadline is expected to become the 1st of april next year and missed to save the decision is to protect patients and the health service. we protect patients and the health service. ~ , ., ., , ., , service. we must avoid preventable harm and protect _ service. we must avoid preventable harm and protect patients - service. we must avoid preventable harm and protect patients and - service. we must avoid preventable harm and protect patients and the l harm and protect patients and the nhs, protect colleagues in the nhs and, of course, protect nhs itself. more than a thousand nhs workers have yet to be jabbed and some are warning that this new approach is not the right one. it is warning that this new approach is not the right one.— not the right one. it is unethical to force anyone _ not the right one. it is unethical to force anyone to _ not the right one. it is unethical to force anyone to have - not the right one. it is unethical to force anyone to have this - to force anyone to have this procedure and if i decide for various reasons do not have this procedure, it should not be up to the government to force us or i will
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good evening. all front—line nhs staff in england, will have to be fully vaccinated against covid, to protect patients and the health service. the deadline is expected to be 1st april next year, to give unvaccinated staff enough time to be treated, unless they have an exemption. the health secretary sajid javid told mps at westminster that more than 100,000 nhs workers in england had yet to be jabbed. health unions say staff should be encouraged, not forced, to have the vaccinations. as things stand, there are no similar plans for nhs staff in scotland, wales and northern ireland. 0ur medical editor fergus walsh has the latest. do you want to roll up your sleeve for me? nojab, nojob — that appears to be the stark reality facing nhs workers in england. those with face—to—face contact with patients have until the 1st of april to have two doses of vaccine. speaker: sajid javid.
the health secretary said the move would protect both patients and staff from infection. no—one in the nhs or care that is currently unvaccinated should be scapegoated, singled out or shamed. that would be totally unacceptable. this is about supporting them to make a positive choice, to protect vulnerable people, to protect their colleagues, and of course, to protect themselves. the nhs staff we spoke to in london were broadly in favour. i'm all for it. yeah? yeah. if people want to work here then they should be prepared to have whatever vaccinations they need. i think everyone needs to have the vaccine. i but this trainee gp says she's recently had covid and believes she is now protected, and so doesn't want to be vaccinated. it is unethical to force anyone to have a medical procedure. and if i've decided, for various reasons, to not have this medical procedure, it shouldn't be up to the government
to force me to, or to say i'm going to lose myjob. in england 90% of nhs staff have had two doses of covid vaccine. but 103,000 are completely unvaccinated. among care home workers in england, 88,000 were unvaccinated just a few months ago. that's now down to 32,000. but the deadline for them to be fullyjabbed is this thursday. there are over 90,000 job vacancies in the nhs, and employers are concerned that could rise even further. if we lose significant numbers of staff as a result of mandatory vaccination, then that's going to put very, very significant pressure on the nhs. so what we're saying to the government today is, yeah, absolutely see the logic of why you would want to do this, but please help us manage the risk of losing nhs staff. several european countries already have compulsory vaccination for health workers. it prompted protests in france
but the government there says take up among staff soared from just 60% injuly to 99% now. ministers here will be hoping for a big boost in immunisation rates. but there is a risk that this may alienate some staff who choose to leave the nhs rather than being taken off the wards and redeployed. fergusjoins us now. we heard staff, and workers, in your piece expressing grave concern about this, some saying it is frankly not right to be doing this. what other factors that led to this decision? ultimately this is about protecting staff and patients from the virus which has dominated all our lives getting on for nearly two years now. we know the vaccination is the best way to protect people. but it's a big change because up to now mass vaccination policy has been based on
consent. now, a small minority of clinical staff in the nhs are already mandated to have a hepatitis vaccine but that's really small numbers. it is noticeable that this big change is coming in next april after the winter when the nhs is under its biggest level of pressure because i think there were real concerns that there could be an exodus of staff in the time when the nhs is at its busiest. now, come april, those who refuse and don't have a medical exemption, the first instance they will be redeployed but if that's not possible then the ultimate sanction is dismissal. and this applies notjust a hospital staff but to gp surgeries, to dental practices, to people, care home workers, who go into people's homes to provide care there. so it's very broad. but ultimately at the moment it looks like england is going alone on this. there are no plans at the moment in any of the other uk nations to follow suit.-
moment in any of the other uk nations to follow suit. fergus, many thanks again- _ nations to follow suit. fergus, many thanks again. fergus _ nations to follow suit. fergus, many thanks again. fergus walsh, - nations to follow suit. fergus, many thanks again. fergus walsh, our - thanks again. fergus walsh, our medical editor. let's have a look at the latest data. the government's latest coronavirus figures for the uk show there were more than 33,117 new infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period, which means, on average, there were 34,1118 new cases reported per day in the last week. 262 deaths were recorded — that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. on average in the past week, 166 related deaths were recorded every day. and more than 10.5 million people have received their booster jab. labour has called for an official investigation into the conduct of the conservative mp and former minister sir geoffrey cox, who earned almost £900,000 from work he did outside parliament. sir geoffrey's fees were earned as a lawyer, including a spell working in the caribbean. responding to calls for action, downing street said mps should be �*visible in their constituencies, or they're not doing theirjob�*, as our political correspondent
ben wright reports. for some mps, onejob is not enough. this devon constituency is represented in parliament by the conservative mp sir geoffrey cox. his majority is huge, and so are the fees he charges as a lawyer. for work that takes him a long way from his voters. the purpose of elected office is to serve the public. it is not to enrich the officeholder. here is sir geoffrey injune representing the british virgin islands, which is facing an inquiry into the way it is governed. the daily mail reported that the mp was also there for several weeks in april, voting remotely in the commons from the caribbean island. many mps did use proxy voting during the pandemic, but ministers were not rushing to sir geoffrey's defence today. ultimately, it's one for his voters to decide. i don't think it's for me to start making or prejudicing the... second guessing the judgments that they make.
what's crucially important is transparency around any outside interests. what are you playing at?! the former attorney general was a booming presence during the brexit debates. you are not children in the playground... but he has stayed silent today. over the last year, sir geoffrey earned almost £900,000 for his legal work. all of which has been properly declared and is allowed in the rules. but labour says borisjohnson should investigate. we are seeing more and more instances of behaviour that most people would view as beyond the pale, and a conservative prime minister who is refusing to take action. almost a week after number ten's botched attempt to change the way mps' behaviour is investigated, the fallout continues to make grim reading for the government. the saga has put a spotlight on sleaze, standards and now second jobs. mps earn £82,000 a year,
but some earn extra income as business consultants, doctors, lawyers and more. defenders of second jobs say it's a way of broadening parliament's expertise and enticing higher earners into politics, but others argue that the basic salary is more than enough. but aside from the cash, in devon there's the question of their mp�*s commitment to the job. absolutely outrageous. we need geoffrey back here in devon. we need him here now. it doesn't bother me if he has a second job as long as he does his job well. we've gone through all this - struggle, and to see him not be here for us it's quite hard. yeah, it's quite shocking, really. number ten does not want an outright ban on second jobs, but it has stoked this focus on probity and politics and the work done by our mps. ben wright, bbc news. the head coach of yorkshire county cricket club, andrew gale,
has been suspended as part of an investigation into a tweet he sent in 2010. thejewish news reported that he published a post containing an anti—semitic slur. gale told the newspaper that he was "completely unaware" of the offensive nature of the term and deleted the post as soon as he was made aware. the mother of the ten—year—old boy, killed by a dog in caerphilly yesterday, has said she's heartbroken by the loss of her son. jack lis died yesterday afternoon while visiting a friend's house. police say the animal was large, powerful and extremely aggressive, and was shot dead by officers. the european union says it will impose additional sanctions on belarus, because of what it describes as president lukashenko's "gangster—style approach" to the migrants gathering at the polish border. his regime has been accused of attracting migrants to belarus, from the middle east and beyond, in order to send them into the eu, in retaliation for european sanctions. at least 2,000 migrants are now
gathered in freezing temperatures on the poland—belarus border, from where our correspondent nick beake reports. 0n the edge of the european union, a new, desperate migrant camp has just emerged. 0n the left, those who have come to belarus and now made their way to the border with poland. 0n the right, barbed wire and lines of troops, stopping them from crossing. throughout the day we watched reinforcements race towards the village of kuznica. poland already has a force of 12,000 guarding its eastern border and is keeping aid agencies and journalists away. but we managed to make contact with some of those trapped in the freezing forest. we feel so bad because nobody help us in here and we are so hungry and thirsty, no water, no food, no help. like most here, aziz
is kurdish, and from iraq. that's all poland police, they don't let us get inside. big tension here. and so many family here and little children. what did the belarus police say to you? nothing, just go, and you can't turn back. did they help you get to the border at all? yes, they help us. but getting any nearer to where this crisis has erupted is not possible, as we soon found out. can we go further in? are we allowed to go further towards the border today? no, no. poland, like neighbouring lithuania, is maintaining a state of emergency here. this is as close as we can get to the poland—belarus border today because beyond this checkpoint lies a part of the european union that the polish authorities do not want us to see for ourselves. they are dealing with this growing migrant crisis, out of sight and on their own terms. poland has the support of the eu
and nato, which accused belarus of using civilians as weapons in retaliation for sanctions. and warsaw says moscow is pulling the strings. something the lu kashenko something the lukashenko regime denies. translation: this attack, - which lukashenko is conducting, has its mastermind in moscow. the mastermind is president putin. moscow denies this. tonight, belarus's president said he didn't want an armed confrontation, but warned that any escalation would bring in its ally, russia. translation: it will immediately . drag russia into this whirlpool. and it's the largest nuclear armed power. i'm not a madman. i understand very well where this could lead to. the united nations is calling for calm, but the politics are bitter and the situation on the ground, increasingly desperate.
nick beake, bbc news, on the polish—belarussian border. thousands of people are still desperate to find a way out of afghanistan, weeks after the evacuation flights largely stopped, and with internationalfunding more or less frozen. the remote town of zaranj, close to the borders of both pakistan and iran, is a major people smuggling centre. smugglers there have told the bbc their business has more than doubled since the taliban takeover of afghanistan, and that a large number of those leaving hope to reach europe. 0ur correspondent secunder kermani and cameraman malik mudassir sent this report. afghans are leaving in their thousands. smuggled out from this remote corner of the country. no visas, no immigration, just people smugglers who pay a small fee to the taliban. most, desperate men hoping to find work. but there are whole
families here too. aren't you worried about going with all these young children? at times, it feels as if the whole of afghanistan is trying to find a way out. the economy is collapsing and few have faith in the new taliban government. at least 4,000 leave here every day, we're told. this is a deeply surreal sight, a huge people—smuggling hub, operating completely openly. the taliban say that rising poverty here means that it's not possible to stop all these people from trying to leave the country. they say all they can do is control how many people get into these trucks to make the journey a little safer. everyone wants to go to turkey or to europe? where do they want to go?
the taliban are making money off this trade, around $10 per truck. but they say the economic crisis and freezing of international funding makes the flow of people unstoppable. whose fault is it that all these people are leaving the country? isn't it the taliban's? zaranj has long been a people—smuggling centre. under the previous government, corrupt officials were paid off. now, smugglers say, their trade is flourishing.
at the border with iran, hundreds of afghans are deported back every day. but many more are setting off for the desert. we meet labourers, former soldiers, civil servants. they survived the war, but are fleeing its aftermath. secunder kermani, bbc news, zaranj. the government has urged all uk nationals in ethiopia to leave the country, as the un warns of a widening civil war in the country. the year—long conflict in northern ethiopia between the government and tigrayan forces has intensified in recent weeks. the un says 16 of its staff have been detained in the capital addis ababa. an international group of scientists has warned
that the world is still heading for dangerously high global temperatures by the end of the century, even if countries honour the promises made in glasgow at the cop 26 summit. the aim is to keep the rise in global temperature below 1.5 degrees, but the researchers say it will be impossible to reach that goal based on the pledges made so far. from glasgow, here's our science editor david shukman. this is what the talks are all about, keeping the planet safe to live on. when astronaut tim peake filmed this view, he was really struck by what we keep adding to the air, and what that is doing to the climate, so, he's come to the conference in glasgow to spell out the dangers. every sunrise and sunset, we see earth's atmosphere, just 16 kilometres thick, and you realise, that's it, that's what protects all life down here on the planet. and, if we put things into that atmosphere, for example, wildfires, you see them covering entire continents, and the smoke disperses, and that's when you really
appreciate that it doesn't have anywhere else to go. you know, we're all on this one planet together. but the challenge here at this massive gathering is to get delegates from nearly 200 countries to agree on what to do, to try to slow down the pace of climate change. so, after ten days of talking, what's actually been achieved in terms of heading off the risk of the planet getting hotter? well, just before the conference started, we were on course for an increase of 2.7 celsius — a really dangerous prospect. now, if everyone keeps the promises they've made in recent days, that's come down to something like 1.8 degrees celsius, but it all depends on everyone keeping their word and even if they do, that's still above the target of 1.5 degrees, so the problem is far from sorted. we don't have much time. we want to stay under 1.5, and we're already seeing the climate changing so, now, we need to invest, we need to protect, we cannot kick
this can down the road. it is not something we can do in 2030, 2050, we need to do it in 2021, and 2022. new extremes of temperature are proving hazardous in many regions already, and a study by met office scientists warns that1 billion people could be affected by a combination of rising heat and humidity. working outdoors could become almost impossible. so for some, climate change is about survival, including the tiny island nations of the pacific. the realities of climate change... this government minister in tuvalu recorded a video appeal for help. we cannot wait for speeches when the sea is rising around us all the time. he's banking on the next few days of negotiations coming up with a way to make the world less threatening. david shukman, bbc news in glasgow. scientists exploring the sea bed, three and half miles below the surface of the ocean,
have found that its capacity for absorbing carbon emissions is decreasing because of climate change. the latest discovery by the international i—atlantic project has revealed that if global temperatures increase to predicted levels, the ocean will no longer act as the earth's largest carbon store. 0ur science correspondent victoria gill reports. diving to ocean depths of up to three and a half miles. this is the abyssal zone, where robotic explorers are taking samples from places no one has ever touched. a third of the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere dissolves in the surface of the ocean. when tiny marine plants and animals feed on that carbon, it becomes part of a cycle that has made the deep ocean and its muddy floor earth's largest carbon store. in an aquarium like this you get a snippet of the life in the shallower parts of the ocean.
but on the deep ocean floor there are single—celled organisms we can't even see and it's those that are responsible for locking away carbon in the deep. in experiments carried out in the equatorial atlantic, about 500 miles off the coast of west africa, researchers brought tubes of sea floor mud into their ocean laboratories to test what happens to the carbon that's contained in the sediments as the ocean temperature rises. we have to understand how this part of our planet will work in the future. in this abyssal ocean that covers 60% of our planet, we're finding that under higher temperatures we can store less carbon in these places. the ecosystems are turning over the carbon faster. they are running at a higher temperature more quickly and are going to release more carbon in the future, and that is really worrying. we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about life at these extreme depths.
and researchers say this latest finding isjust a glimpse of how our greenhouse gas emissions are transforming this huge and misunderstood habitat. working out how the deep ocean will be affected by climate change and how it could help us to solve this very human—made problem will require much deeper exploration. victoria gill, bbc news. the manchester united and england footballer marcus rashford has been awarded an mbe for his campaigns to support vulnerable children. he has been recognised for his work to support pupils on free school meals during the pandemic. he received the mbe at windsor castle from the duke of cambridge, and speaking afterwards he dedicated the honour to his mother, who joined him at the ceremony. and before we go, the story of the man rescued from a cave in the brecon beacons, after more than two days underground. the experienced caver had fallen in the 0gof nynnon ddu cave — one of the deepest in britain.
around 300 people were involved in the operation to bring him out on a stretcher. 0ur wales correspondent hywel griffith has the story. pulling together to help one of their own. the rescuers�* own pictures tell a story of teamwork in the most challenging conditions. today, as they cleared up, a chance to realise just what they'd achieved. we look after each other, we're an extended family, effectively. we don't know each other, all of us. we are like a big family, but if one of us is in trouble, no matter where it is, we'll go and help. the man they rescued was an experienced caver in his 40s. when he fell, he broke bones in his leg and jaw. there was no way he could make his own way out. it's hard to fathom on the surface, but beneath us here are 37 miles worth of tunnels criss—crossing between the caves. there are only three ways in and out and this tiny metal door is one of them, an entrance to hidden world.
it was here at cwm dwr that the caver entered with his group on saturday. they'd travelled around 500 metres when he fell from a ledge. his friends raised the alarm. the route back was too narrow and so the rescuers had to carry him 3km towards the top entrance. manoeuvring a stretcher meant it took ten times longer than usual, clocking up 5a hours — the longest carry in uk caving history. if you can imagine lots of passages, some big, some small, chambers, but they're all kind of stacked on top of each other, overlapping each other. tom is one of the 300 volunteers who put in a shift. he says one of the biggest challenges was taking a floating stretcher through a long, perilous section of water. it has lots of little cascades, waterfalls, and also very deep potholes full of water. you'd be out of your depth
if you went into it and potentially had to swim across. and you had to get a stretcher over all of that? yeah, that's right. it's rare for cavers to be in the limelight. for these volunteers the only reward is knowing others will come to their aid. hywel griffith, bbc news, at the nynnon ddu cave. that's it. now on bbc one, time for the news where you are. have a very good night. hello. the day ahead, this weather fluent in close proximity since my bricks of rain and some low level fog as well as coastal fog. to the north of that, the clouds were broken which means a chilly start on wednesday morning the touch of frost, some of the glands. but then some sunshine comes through and further south, we can see outbreaks of rain and some low level followed even in some of the eastern areas and it's a hazard
for drivers and in some of the eastern areas and it's a hazard for drivers and then starting to break through the day it's a little bit brighter ship it's a hazard for drivers and in the coast, many areas under a blanket of clouds. the rain in the clouds starting to break through the day and so little bit brighter here but staying quite grey and damp. bright skies and sunny spells of scotland and northern ireland but a peppering of showers in the northwest from a persistent rain later. contrast of the temperatures in the cloud in the south going to be mounted 11115. but thursday, the fog in the morning, patchy rain in the north so it looks more unsettled for friday.
this is bbc news, the headlines. the eu says it will impose new sanctions on belarus over its treatment of migrants — as thousands camp at the border seeking entry into poland. neighbouring lithuania has declared a state of emergency on its border. the united nations says at least 16 of its staff members have been detained in the ethiopian capital addis ababa. a un spokesperson said ethiopia's ministry of foreign affairs had been asked to release them immediately. the british government has said that all front—line staff working for the national health service in england will have to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus. the deadline will be next spring. climate change is affecting the ocean's ability to absorb our carbon emissions — according to scientists who've sent robots down to the sea floor. a third of global carbon emissions end up in the world's oceans, making them the planet's largest carbon store.