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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the latest headlines at 3pm: the queen misses the remembrance day service in central london, after spraining her back. buckingham palace said she was disappointed not to attend. big ben chimes the hour. other members of the royal family joined the nation in falling silent at the cenotaph, and around the country, to remember the fallen of past conflicts. also, a new climate deal is struck in glasgow, but experts warn the promises still aren't enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. the home secretary, priti patel, will meet her french counterpart this week, as the uk increases pressure
on france to stop migrants crossing the channel. # so if you want the truth... silence. and an emotional couple's choice dance in strictly — as rose and giovanni pay tribute to the deaf community. good afternoon. the queen was unable to attend today's remembrance sunday service at the cenotaph in london. buckingham palace said she had sprained her back and it was with "great regret" that she wasn't able to be there. the palace had previously said it was the queen's "firm intention"
to attend the service, after taking time away from her duties for health reasons. our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, reports. band plays. it was the customary cenotaph commemoration, after the limitations last year caused by the pandemic. there was, though, one notable absentee. the queen did not, as had been expected, take her place on a balcony overlooking the cenotaph. according to buckingham palace, she had sprained her back. she continues to rest at windsor. the prince of wales led other senior members of the royal family to their places at the cenotaph, in readiness for the two—minute silence observed in whitehall and at ceremonies around the country. big ben chimes the hour.
by royal marine buglers, the prince of wales placed the queen's wreath of red poppies against the cenotaph's northern face, in tribute to those from britain and the commonwealth who lost their lives in the world wars and more recent conflicts. then, after the official wreath—laying, it was the return of the veterans�* march—past. the former servicemen and women, denied the chance to be at the cenotaph last year, paying their own tributes to former colleagues. the head of state had been absent — a matter of great regret, we are told, to her and to those who were on parade. and, nicholas has been explaining more about the decision that led to the queen not attending today's remembrance service at the cenotaph. we rely, as ever, on what buckingham palace tells us. they say that she sprained her back recently. they say it is unconnected to the advice from the royal doctors
three weeks ago that she should rest, it is unconnected to the hospital tests, of course, that she underwent. we understand that she was deeply disappointed to have to miss such a significant event, really, the most solemn duty of the royal year. nobody regrets her absence more deeply than she does, according to one source at the palace. it had, indeed, been herfirm intention to be there, it was one of the reasons she was resting for the past three weeks and the palace said on thursday definitely that she would be there. so, we will have to see what impact this latest health issue will now have on her programme. we understand that she will be continuing with light duties at windsor. nicholas witchell there. the president of the cop26 climate conference, alok sharma, has said that india and china would have to justify themselves to the world's most climate vulnerable countries — after the two nations secured last—minute changes to the climate deal in glasgow. those changes last night
controversially ended up softening commitments to reduce the use of coal. our science correspondent, victoria gill, reports. hearing no objections, it is so decided. after two weeks of sleepless nights and negotiations over every detail, the glasgow pact on climate change was finally agreed. it was almost derailed at the last moment, as india, backed by china, requested a change, watering down a critical line about phasing out coal. today, cop president alok sharma insisted that this deal was a significant step forward. this is the first time ever that we have got a language about coal in a cop decision. i think that is absolutely historic. but, as i said, at the end of the day, china and india are going to have to explain themselves to the most climate vulnerable countries in the world and you saw the reaction of the climate vulnerable countries to that change. this is the first cop agreement to mention fossil fuels, the very stuff of greenhouse gas emissions.
but while prime minister boris johnson had previously talked about glasgow being the beginning of the end of climate change, reacting to this deal, he sounded less certain. we can't kid ourselves, we haven't beaten climate change and it would be fatal to think that we have because there is so much more that still needs to be done. but what we do have now is a viable road map. but environmental campaigners who have been watching this process for many years are encouraged by some of the pledges. so, there's great- declarations on forests. we've seen some good words on oceans, at the same time. but we need to make sure they're i really followed up with actions. i the planet responds to emissions, not to promises, so the real test of whether these commitments made here in glasgow will be enough is if they can be acted upon quickly enough to catch up with the speed at which the world is warming up. for the most vulnerable nations, low—lying islands facing the most dangerous impacts of storms and sea—level rise,
this is a matter of life and death. we're going to live to fight another day. and we did so much that, as a very small island country, i can be deeply proud of. as nations are asked to come back in 2022 with more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions and catch up with the pace of climate change, tired negotiators are already planning for the next climate summit. victoria gill, bbc news, in glasgow. and later this afternoon the prime minister will hold a news conference in downing street, alongside the cop president alok sharma. we'll bring you that live from five o'clock here on bbc news. emergency services have been called to an "incident" outside liverpool women's hospital. merseyside police said a cordon has been placed around the area and inquiries are ongoing. in a statement,
a spokeswoman said... "we can confirm an incident occured at around ”am today, outside liverpool women's hospital. a number of surrounding roads have been closed and emergency services are currently at the scene assessing the situation". the home secretary, priti patel, is to meet her french counterpart this week to try to increase pressure on france, to stop migrants crossing the channel in small boats. more than 1000 people made the journey on thursday — a record numberfor a single day. our correspondent simonjones explained a little earlier what the home secretary is doing to tackle the crisis. priti patel will tell the french interior minister gerald darnanin that the issue of migrants
crossing the channel is a shared problem that requires shared solutions. on thursday we saw 1,185 migrants cross the channel, the french authorities stopped just 99 people from making the crossing so britain has been asking france what they are doing to stop migrants leaving northern france in the first place and priti patel wants to express some of her concerns to her french counterpart about how this issue is being dealt with. we have seen a build—up in the war of words, it has been quite interesting. borisjohnson got involved on friday because he was saying to france why are you not policing your beaches, and suggesting there was a reluctance of the french to take this issue seriously but the french authorities hit back, we heard from the french interior ministry who said they are working day and night to stop people risking their lives
making the crossing. priti patel last met gerald darnanin in september in london and it's fair to say the meeting didn't go according to plan because britain had threatened to withhold some of the £54 million promised to france to increase patrols on beaches in northern france but gerald darmanin was not happy, he accused britain of financial blackmail over that so i think the talking continues between the two sides but in reality the crossings are set to continue and lives could be lost. that's interesting you say about financial blackmail. originally £54 million was on the table, could we see more money put towards this? at the moment only the first tranche of that money has been paid, that was handed overfrom britain to france last week so there are still millions more potentially to be handed over but france has always implied this is a british problem because the migrants ultimately want to get to the uk and france has always said to the uk government we can have far more officers on the beaches and more
patrols but it will cost you british cash. that was simon jones. poland's border guards have said that migrants on the belurusian border have thrown stones at police. over 400 people have tried to force their way across the border in the last two days. poland's interior ministry has warned that a false rumour has been spread that german coaches are being laid on for migrants, sparking some people to storm the border. the european union accuses belarus of engineering the surge of migrants in retaliation for sanctions against it. belarus denies this. the bbc�*s warsaw correspondent, adam easton, gave this update. the polish border guard agency has put out some information in the last hour also saying they expect a big attempt using force to try and cross the border is being prepared by the belarussian services. they are
talking about more than 1000 migrants who have been camped now in a makeshift campjust migrants who have been camped now in a makeshift camp just inside migrants who have been camped now in a makeshift campjust inside belarus on the borderfor a a makeshift campjust inside belarus on the border for a week now, sleeping in temperatures which are falling below zero overnight, and they are saying they are noticing an increased number of armed belarusian guards and soldiers in that camp, they are also noticing the migrants are being given instructions and equipment which is a site will help them make this attempt to try to force their way over the border and also they say some of the tents do migrants have been sleeping in our disappearing so they are on high alert, they say they are prepared for any attempt to force the border and as you mentioned, there were two attempts by large groups of migrants overnight to try to get over the border. one was successful, about 50 migrants managed to get the border but they were all detained in a
search in the subsequent hours and sent back to the border, and in another incident, polish police were pelted with stones, according to the police spokesman, wendy approached the border and tried to stop another large group of migrants from crossing, so it's a very tense situation today on the polish— belarusian border. from monday, unvaccinated people in austria will be subject to a partial lockdown as covid infections soar. the announcement was made by austria's chancellor, alexander schallenberg. he blamed what he said was the shamefully low rate of vaccination. our correspondent in vienna is bethany bell. these are the biggest daily infection rates that austria has had since the pandemic began, the government has said it is very worried about the strain on hospitals, intensive care units are coming increasingly under pressure so now it's really upped
the pressure on the unvaccinated. the chancellorjust now said that it's clear that infection rates among the unvaccinated are much higher than among the vaccinated and it should be said that this lockdown for the unvaccinated comes on what are already quite tough measures for people who haven't been vaccinated — already in austria you cannot go to a restaurant or to the cinema, you cannot have your haircut if you cannot show a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery. now this new step means that people will be asked to stay at home except for certain essential reasons like going to work, going to buy food or going for exercise. the headlines on bbc news: the queen misses the remembrance day
service in central london after spraining her back. other members of the royal familyjoin the nation in falling silent at the cenotaph and around the country to remember those who have died in past conflicts. a new climate deal is struck in glasgow, but experts warn the promises still aren't enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's gavin. the t20 world cup final is under way in dubai. england's conquerors new zealand against australia. australia chose to field. and their opponents are 1326 for two. daryl mitchell — the hero of their semifinal going early for 11. but they're looking to pile on the runs, before it's australia's turn with the bat. new zealand captain kane williamson has reached his 50.
i6 16 overs in at the moment so we await australia's turn with the bat. england are playing canada, the world number three side, right now at the twickenham stoop. it's currently 20—12 south to england. england got off the mark early thanks to heather cowell�*s try. the red roses are chasing their 17th straight win and come into the match after record breaking wins over new zealand to cement their status as the top ranked women's rugby union side. everton held manchester united, to a 1—all draw in the early women's super league match. united were hoping to stay in contention with the top three and they looked good for that after ella toone gave them an early lead, with a good finish here. everton managed to find a way back in it, though — simone magill with their equaliser, taking advatnage of a mix up in the united defence with around 15 minutes to go. united stay fifth with everton down in tenth. chelsea are second but can close gap
on leaders arsenal — after their draw with spurs on saturday, they've not long kicked off against manchester city. they're 1—up there. jessie fleming with the goal. and it is currently 1—0 to aston villa in their match against birmingham. crystal palace midfielder conor gallagher has been given his first call up to the england senior squad, ahead of tomorrow's world cup qualifier in san marino. he comes in with five players ruled out of the game due to illness or injury. gallagher is on loan from chelsea and he's been impressive at palace this season, scoring four goals in ten premier league appearances. he played in england's under 21s win over the czech republic on thursday. england need only a point from their final qualifier to confirm their place at next year's world cup in qatar. celtic right—back anthony ralston has been called into the scotland squad for the first time, for their qualifier against denmark tomorrow, with nathan patterson suspended. he received a second booking after scoring in friday's win over moldova, that earned them a play—off place. they need at least a draw against the runaway group leaders to be seeded in the semi—finals. lewis hamilton will be hoping for another remarkable comeback at tonight's sao paolo grand prix in brazil, as he tries to revive his title hopes. the world champion had to start
the sprint qualifying race from last place, after his car was found to have broken the rules. and he fought his way up to finish fifth — but a five—place penalty for a new engine means he'll be tenth on the grid for the grand prix. his team—mate, valtteri bottas, is on pole ahead of max verstappen who leads hamilton by 21 points in the championship race. valentino rossi bowed out of his glittering motorcycling career by finishing tenth at the season—ending valencia motogp. the 42—year—old multiple world champion took all the applause from the 75,000 crowd as he rode an ovation lap in spain. it was his 432nd grand prix since starting his career back in 1996. his fellow italian francesco bagnaia claimed victory for his fourth win of the season. and just a reminder of the cricket, australia against new zealand in the t20 world cup finals, new zealand are batting at the moment, it's
141-2. are batting at the moment, it's 141—2. you can catch up with that on the bbc sport website. £50 million worth of government funding has been promised over the next five years, to help find a cure for motor neurone disease. it comes two months after a petition was delivered to downing street, by some of those living with the terminal illness — including the former rugby league star, rob burrow, our reporter, louise pilbeam, has more. september this year, the campaign for £50 million towards motor neurone disease goes to downing street. among those present was former footballer stephen darby, handing over their plea to finally try and find a cure for the terminal disease. at his side, rob burrow, former rugby league star, both living with the impact of the disease. what this will mean to mnd sufferers is great hope. we're now on the brink of a medical treatment so we need to get funding to help prolong life and help find a cure.
the two first spoke to bbc breakfast about life with mnd back in early 2020, alongside scottish rugby union star doddie weir. i think rugby—resilient, i knew what i had, knew what the issue was, so when he said it, "all right, we've got this, we're going to try and fight it", and then i did the dreaded google. "what have i got, what's going on?" and it came up mnd and you kind of go, "uh—oh". in the months to come, rob burrow would chart the impact of the condition in a documentary. that led to fundraising by people across the country and rob's former teammates. kevin sinfield's seven marathons in seven days raised over £2 million. he takes on a new challenge later this month. meanwhile, the campaign for government backing has continued. just last week rob's dad gave
another emotional plea. after 25, 30 years, surely to goodness we can find something to find a treatment. if it stops it, that's phase one. a cure�*s phase two. now the government has confirmed it will provide the £50 million that the campaigners have been asking for. in an article in the express, the prime minister promises to "transform the fight against this devastating disease". the announcement has been welcomed by the mnd association, which says it will change lives and ultimately save lives. louise pilbeam, bbc news. did you watch strictly come dancing last night? if you did, you may have witnessed something rather special from the show�*s first ever deaf contestant. rose ayling—ellis, who's
an actress on eastenders and her partner giovanni pernice, performed an emotional dance dedicated to the deaf community. let's take a look at what happened rose ayling—ellis and giovanni pernice. # and when you're gone, ifeel incomplete # # so if you want the truth... silence. # ijust want to be part of your symphony... as you saw there, the music stopped for a few seconds as the couple danced in silence, then resumed to show viewers what it's like for the deaf. i spoke to harriet oppenheimer from the national hearing charity rnid a little earlier, and she told me how significant rose's performance
was to the deaf community. it was an extraordinary moment, it's a visceral moment to switch between hearing and silence. and i think that is what everyone felt who watched it. we have had a huge amount of interest from people, those who are deaf and in the hearing world, to what rose did last night. what have people been saying after viewing that piece last night? i think there are two things to be sad. those in the dap world, devout rose being on strictly come dancing, they have talked about feeling seen and valued and included and what an amazing role model she is and rose is wonderful because she is an outstanding dancer and i feel she has demonstrated that deaf people can dance as well as anyone else
with some reasonable adjustments. she said, didn't she, there is nothing wrong with being deaf. it is such a joy to be there. what she did last night was, it is that old adage, isn't it? you don't know until you walk in someone else�*s shoes and she certainly put us all through that last night. that is absolutely right. i think that last was actually, for the hearing world to get a glimpse of the world through the experience of someone who is deaf and what i personally felt, looking at it, was quite how beautiful and graceful the dancers in the kind of still calm moment of silence and to be able to see it through that as a hearing person i thought was incredibly moving and everybody at our charity feels, on behalf of everybody, how important it is that is accessible to us
as hearing people to see what it is like, to see the world from a very different perspective. the most powerful message and i think the most impactful, like so many things, when it comes to inclusion, must surely be the message that is sent to children. adults, yes, but it is the generation that is coming through. i completely agree. and we have had an awful lot of messages from our supporters, parents with children who are deaf whether or not the parents are deaf. and those children have seen that they can do what they want to do and the world is available there for them to feel included and valued in. i also think that having rose in such a mainstream platform is brilliant for children in the hearing world to see that they should be including everyone around them. if you're a fan of classic british films, chances are you'll know the work of lewis gilbert.
he was the director of alfie, educating rita and three james bond films to name just a few, during his 60 year career. he died at the age of 97 three years ago, and now his entire personal archive is up for auction. our reporter david allard has been taking a look. lewis gilbert was a man who brought stories to the screen — the story of wartime air ace douglas bader, bored housewife shirley valentine, charmeralfie... they never make these cars big enough, do they? ..and super spyjames bond, and this collection of items tells the story of how he did it. and i think it's probably the only collection of a british director that has come up where you have literally the whole timespan of his work. lewis gilbert was a film director for 60 years, and he kept everything. now, the team at bellmans are cataloguing every script, every memo, every photograph, every scrapbook
before it goes up for auction — your chance to own a piece of film history. so how did this life in film begin? there's this lovely story the family tell that during the war he was working for a hollywood film producer who was in the us army, and because the us man came from the states, he preferred to stay in the hotel on the cold winter days and sent lewis out, and that really set him up. action. lewis gilbert directed three james bond films, and it is his archives from those that are attracting the most excitement. all this is just the spy who loved me. are these storyboards? storyboards — fascinating, just planning out the shots. and these are different drafts of the script. all with variants to the story — absolutely gripping. he knew everybody on the shoot
and treated them all incredibly well, and knew what they were doing, and theirfamilies, and formed great relationships as well. what a talented man he was, and what he brought to all our screens. # nobody does it better ...# absolute classics. now it's time for a look at the weather with alina jenkins. showers breaking out across parts of east anglia and south—east england to end sunday and more persistent rain putting into north—west scotland and northern ireland, that continues this evening, persistent at first but we can, a lot of cloud across england and wales, some drizzle across coats, a few breaks in that cloud, for most we are looking at lows of 7—11 c and still
town of cloud and patchy rain throughout southern scotland, the far south—west of england tomorrow but that rain will weaken all the while, some sunshine behind it for scotland, northern ireland, the far north of england, much cloudier further south. north of england, much cloudier furthersouth. for north of england, much cloudier further south. for much of the week ahead it looks mild but by day and night can still some outbreaks of rain for the night can still some outbreaks of rainforthe far night can still some outbreaks of rain for the far north of scotland and northern ireland, most will be dry than turning wetter and cooler as we head into next weekend. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: the queen misses the remembrance day service in central london, after spraining her back. buckingham palace said she was disappointed not to attend.
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