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northumberland. it has turned much colder, we saw some significant snow and some of the higher hills, adding to the problems of saturday. what is left of arwen, much less potent system moving into the continent. in between weather systems for sunday. we still have a disturbance from scotland, rain, sleet and snow and a frosty and icy start in places as across scotland and just clipping northern ireland, will move into the north of england and into the midlands and wales by the end of the afternoon. on either side of this there will be some good spells of sunshine but further wintry showers just clipping the east coast and more cloud pushing into northern ireland, but we will see some late afternoon sunshine here. by comparison to saturday, the winds will be much lighter but still fairly gusty down these eastern coasts for a large part of the day and in that way and it is going to continue to feel cold. temperatures for some struggling to get much above two or 3 c and we could see seven or 8 c for some western coast. the area of rain, sleet and snow starting to move its way south through sunday evening, clear skies behind it, another cold and frosty night and more cloud and outbreaks of rain, a little bit of higher levels no pushing into north—west
scotland and maybe northern ireland. temperatures across northern ireland staying above freezing, elsewhere another cold and frosty night. this is how we start monday, with this system moving into northern ireland and scotland. it is a warm front and behind it the air is going to be slightly less cold but it will bring a lot of clout, initially some snow on monday, through the grampians, the southern uplands, more like rain come the afternoon. furthersouth, mainly dry, often cloudy, the best of any brightness, i think across southern and south—east england, where temperatures again, just four or 5 c. further west, they are starting to rise a little and we could see nine or ten across parts of north—west england, north—west scotland and northern ireland. as we move into tuesday, we see another frontal system pushing in from of the atlantic and this one is going to provide some heavy outbreaks of rain, initially in the scotland and northern ireland and gradually sliding its way south and east words through tuesday. some parts of central, southern and eastern england may stay dry through daylight hours, but as the temperatures recover into double figures, 11 or 12 c on tuesday. behind that rain band, it will be turning colder again on wednesday with some wintry showers and feeling
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are broadcasterjo phillips and nigel nelson — political editor at people & sunday mirror. tomorrow's front pages, starting with. the sunday express�*s headline is "masks back to fight variant" as the paper reports on the no 10 press conference where borisjohnson said,
face coverings must be worn in shops and on public transport. it's the same lead in the telegraph, which says there are fears for christmas as the first omicron variant cases are found in brentwood in essex and nottingham. "christmas plans thrown into doubt as new covid variant arrives in the uk" is the times�*s take. the prime minister is the picture lead on the front page of the digital independent which also focuses on all people arriving in the uk having to take a pcr test while the travel �*red list�* is expanded. the sunday people proclaims �*beat mutant virus to save christmas�*. the mirror takes a swipe at the prime minister with "mask up! even you, boris" saying it hopes the pm will hopefully follow his own rules as a raft of restrictions are announced. above the omicron coverage in the observer is a photo of a family from iraqi kurdistan. who all drowned in the channel while making that perilous trip from france to britain to claim asylum. and the mail claims an exclusive that civil servants have blocked the word �*christmas�* from efforts to avert a winter covid crisis forfear of offending
minority religions. those are the front pages. lovely to see you. again to start off with a front page of the sunday times. christmas plans thrown into doubt as the new covid variant arrives in the uk. , ~ , the new covid variant arrives in the uk. , �* , , ., uk. yes. as said, it is the main sto in uk. yes. as said, it is the main story in all— uk. yes. as said, it is the main story in all the _ uk. yes. as said, it is the main story in all the papers - uk. yes. as said, it is the main story in all the papers this - uk. yes. as said, it is the main i story in all the papers this evening but tomorrow's paper so this is the five o'clock press conference this afternoon with the prime minister, patrick vallance and chris whitty. it is like a sort of boy band reuniting, isn't it? going to the sense of deja vu. and they are not
really dot—mac well, they don't seem me, i have to say, very strict new measures. already we have got the idea that masks are supposed to be compulsory on london underground and on trains and things and very few people seem to abide by it. it's very difficult to see how the government can put the genie back in the bottle and asked people to clamp down even more about what they are doing is they are trying to buy time because, at the moment, we don't know enough about this new variant and about the fact it seems to spread very quickly and it is already in europe. any measures we can make now will actually give the site is a bit of a chance to look at the data and have a look at how the variant is behaving as it allows time for people to get boosterjab so it is a question of being sensible for the next few weeks,
really. sensible for the next few weeks, reall . ., , , . ., , really. one of these restrictions, let's turn to _ really. one of these restrictions, let's turn to the _ really. one of these restrictions, let's turn to the front _ really. one of these restrictions, let's turn to the front page - really. one of these restrictions, let's turn to the front page of. really. one of these restrictions, | let's turn to the front page of the sunday express, is the masks now have been made mandatory and public transport and shops but interestingly enough, hospitality is exempt. i’m interestingly enough, hospitality is exemt. �* ., , , , exempt. i'm not sure this is the riaht wa exempt. i'm not sure this is the right way forward. _ exempt. i'm not sure this is the right way forward. i _ exempt. i'm not sure this is the right way forward. i think - exempt. i'm not sure this is the right way forward. i think that l right way forward. i think that alongside the booster programme, which though had a slow start, has really taken which though had a slow start, has really ta ken off which though had a slow start, has really taken off now and they are doing about 400,000 a day. but i think plan b should have come in alongside it. so first of all it should be masking up in all enclosed spaces. you should meet covid passes to get into pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and that kind of thing. and there should have been an instruction to work from home which would have meant that when these new restrictions came in he would not have had to do quite so much all in one go. i tend to agree with chris whitty rather than joe
one go. i tend to agree with chris whitty rather thanjoe on this one. i do think people will do it. the point that chris whitty made at the press conference today was, if people can see a good reason for a restriction, they are happy to abide by it. so it feels that people will go back to masking up without too much of a problem. what is unfortunate is we did not do this before because even before this came along we still had really high rates of delta virus and part of the result of that is not having those extra restrictions in place. talking about putting _ extra restrictions in place. talking about putting the _ extra restrictions in place. talking about putting the genie _ extra restrictions in place. talking about putting the genie back - extra restrictions in place. talking about putting the genie back in i extra restrictions in place. talking| about putting the genie back in the bottle, you brought that up. front page of the sunday mirror. i know this is your paper and will come back to it, butjoe, even boris johnson has been told to put us mask on. ~ . ., johnson has been told to put us mask on. ~ _, , ~ , on. welcome exactly. and this is art of on. welcome exactly. and this is part of the _ on. welcome exactly. and this is part of the problem. _ on. welcome exactly. and this is part of the problem. you've - on. welcome exactly. and this is part of the problem. you've got, | on. welcome exactly. and this is - part of the problem. you've got, you know, the leader of the house of commons who fantastically said we
don't need to wear masks because we all know each other which, you know, if you'd spent all that may own in education at eton you'd want to have a word with a science teacher, wouldn't you, boris johnson only last week was apparently spotted in the theatre not wearing a mask despite the fact that there are messages saying please wear a mask for your in the venue. the problem is, and nigeland i don't for your in the venue. the problem is, and nigel and i don't very often disagree but i do disagree with them, if people are willing to make this extra effort, why are they not doing it already on public transport. as public transport has got busier over the last few weeks and as we are in winter and as there are calls and coughs around i don't think people will. i think people willjust go, well, you know why should we? because if they were going to they would have done it by now. , ._ , ., now. nigel, we will stay with your -a er. now. nigel, we will stay with your paper- i just _ now. nigel, we will stay with your paper. i just think _
the one person who has not been doing it is borisjohnson. he is the leader_ doing it is borisjohnson. he is the leader of— doing it is borisjohnson. he is the leader of the country and he should really be _ leader of the country and he should really be setting an example. it time _ really be setting an example. it time after time recently from hospitals, the cop to a train, he is turned _ hospitals, the cop to a train, he is turned up — hospitals, the cop to a train, he is turned up without a mask. i rather hope _ turned up without a mask. i rather hope that— turned up without a mask. i rather hope that we will now see he will impose _ hope that we will now see he will impose this is mandatory we will now see the _ impose this is mandatory we will now see the prime minister wearing a mask_ see the prime minister wearing a mask wherever he goes. the observer reall icks mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up — mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up on _ mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up on most _ mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up on most of— mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up on most of the - mask wherever he goes. the observer really picks up on most of the point i really picks up on most of the point that you both brought up butjust want to bring up this idea of christmas and yet again it is being sold are saving christmas. i know it is not part of the headline but it is not part of the headline but it is included in here. joe. i is not part of the headline but it is included in here. joe.- is not part of the headline but it is included in here. joe. i have to sa that is included in here. joe. i have to say that l — is included in here. joe. i have to say that i find — is included in here. joe. i have to say that i find it _ is included in here. joe. i have to say that i find it completely - say that i find it completely distasteful you know, i know everybody is wanting to see friends and family and all the rest of it and family and all the rest of it and i know christmas is an important
date in the many, many peoples diaries were together, from reuniting. and all of that stuff. but, you know, at the same time, we have got the terrible tragedy of the migrant boat capsizing in the channel 27 lives lost. got people in afghanistan living in the most appalling conditions, basic amino, absolute starvation. and we are talking about saving christmas and i just think, come on, people. get a grip. let's be sensible. let'sjust calm down a bit. it's not all about what toys you can buy and much food and booze you can shut down your throat. to and booze you can shut down your throat. ., .., ., and booze you can shut down your throat. ., _, ., , ., and booze you can shut down your throat. ., _, ., i. ., and booze you can shut down your throat. ., ., i. ., ., throat. to come at you from a sliuhtl throat. to come at you from a slightly different _ throat. to come at you from a slightly different angle - throat. to come at you from a. slightly different angle because obviously the observer talks about imposing these new curbs but many people are saying what about restrictions being placed on places like the uk because now we have two cases. what about it been
reciprocated because there is a lot of anger that places like south africa that picked up the variant and sequenced it, they are leading the field, being penalised. ladle and sequenced it, they are leading the field, being penalised. we have not a lot the field, being penalised. we have got a lotto — the field, being penalised. we have got a lotto be _ the field, being penalised. we have got a lot to be grateful _ the field, being penalised. we have got a lot to be grateful to _ the field, being penalised. we have got a lot to be grateful to south - got a lot to be grateful to south africa for. they have got a really good genome sequencing system over there and as a result they were able to pick it up and notjust pick it up to pick it up and notjust pick it up but to warn the rest of the world what they were about to be hit with so it is all credit to south africa. what it comes down to us how you impose restrictions and that goes with the territory. once you've got a variant like this one which is of huge concern, you can understand why countries are then putting restrictions on, banning flights from south africa and sadly south africa played the penalty but if the infections take off here i would imagine that we could well be facing the same kind of travel bans abroad.
let's turn to the front page of the telegraph. joe. i woke anti—government speakers band from whitehall. there must be more to this. i whitehall. there must be more to this. ., ., , ,., whitehall. there must be more to this. ., ., , , this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not this. i hate to disappoint you but l'm not sure _ this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not sure that _ this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not sure that there _ this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not sure that there is. - this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not sure that there is. it - this. i hate to disappoint you but i'm not sure that there is. it is i i'm not sure that there is. it is the war on work which some papers and commentators seem to revel in at the moment. civil servants who, as part of the diversity and inclusion training sessions and talks and things that many organisations have, and invite external speakers, they have had to not invite a professor who is a cambridge academic, because apparently she was said something offensive about the home secretary. there are two sides to this. and obviously if you are inviting
speakers into an organisation you have to be mindful of the sort of person you are inviting and because if you want to get your staff to get the best out of it there is not a lot of point in inviting somebody just going to criticise the whole organisation you are part of. i'm sure we've all been in the sort of courses and seminars and things. it has got to be something that people get something out of an something that most people think and something that most people think and something that moves the conversation on a bit. so i'm not entirely sure that the headline is exactly the same as the headline is exactly the same as the story. it seems a little bit of another let's attack the civil service. ., �* ., ., another let's attack the civil service. ., ., another let's attack the civil service. ., �* ., ., .,~ , another let's attack the civil service. ., ., , ., service. you're going to take us to our next story _ service. you're going to take us to our next story and _ service. you're going to take us to our next story and there _ service. you're going to take us to our next story and there are - service. you're going to take us to our next story and there are two i our next story and there are two papers covering what we're looking at and that is what took place in the channel this past week. a tragedy. the sunday telegraph has smugglers told family he had arrived
safely and on the front of the observer a picture of a family that we understand perished in the channel. your thoughts on this? bath channel. your thoughts on this? both absolutely heartbreaking stories. what _ absolutely heartbreaking stories. what we're getting now is the names and indeed _ what we're getting now is the names andindeedin what we're getting now is the names and indeed in some cases the pictures— and indeed in some cases the pictures of people who perished in the channel this week. so when the observers— the channel this week. so when the observers talking about this person he was _ observers talking about this person he was one — observers talking about this person he was one of the 27 who died this week_ he was one of the 27 who died this week and — he was one of the 27 who died this week and apparently he was a good swimmer— week and apparently he was a good swimmer which makes it even more tragic _ swimmer which makes it even more tragic the — swimmer which makes it even more tragic. the telegraph story is the one that — tragic. the telegraph story is the one that should get our blood boiling — one that should get our blood boiling because there seems to be people _ boiling because there seems to be people smugglers phoning the family to say— people smugglers phoning the family to say their loved ones had arrived safely— to say their loved ones had arrived safely in _ to say their loved ones had arrived safely in england is knowing that they had — safely in england is knowing that they had not and reason for doing that was— they had not and reason for doing that was to — they had not and reason for doing that was to try and get the full
fees _ that was to try and get the full fees that— that was to try and get the full fees that they charge in the first place _ fees that they charge in the first place which shows what absolutely disgusting people these are. we are auoin to disgusting people these are. we are going to leave _ disgusting people these are. we are going to leave it _ disgusting people these are. we are going to leave it there. _ disgusting people these are. we are going to leave it there. more - disgusting people these are. we are going to leave it there. more at - going to leave it there. more at 11:30pm. but for now, thank you very much indeed. thank you. and i will be with you at the top of the hour. the papers will be with you at 1130. there is no need to go away. are you ready for today's teaser? go on, then! right, what does this penguin,
this building in iceland, a huge digital artwork and this slamming basketball block all have in common? ah, our most loyal viewers might know! yes, they will. they've all turned up in our attempts to explain the blockchain — the buzzword of the decade, the thing that every business needs. does it really? no, but go with me. and the thing that's currently burning through more electricity than the country of argentina as people use blockchain technology to try and get rich on cryptocurrency. so, the blockchain is a way of storing ownership records. it can prove that you own a bitcoin, a house or even a video clip. that proof is a unique token that is non—changeable, non—fungible — it's a non—fungible token, or nft. personally, i've always been sceptical of whether nfts are a sensible idea, but there are plenty of people
who've bought into them, literally. ownership rights for some digital artworks have gone for millions of dollars, and collins dictionary has just made nft its word of the year. and just last week, a new development — a group of people got together and tried to crowdfund enough money to buy a printed copy of the us constitution at auction. they were outbid despite claiming to raise $40 million. but had they been successful, each of the thousands of contributors would've had the right to vote on what happened to the historic document next. so they could vote to put it on public display. oooh! they could vote to sell it on, or anything in between. yes, and whatever they voted to do would have been handled by a decentralised autonomous organisation - a dao. but what on earth does that mean? a dao is similar in some ways to some of these financial flash mobs or crowdsourcing activities, where you get a bunch of people
coming together, they put some money into something to buy an asset. the difference is that in one of those activities, there are people who are recognise — recognisably running the show and are in charge of thinking it through. in a dao, we are defining it all upfront and then we're letting it run its own course. and this idea can be used for anything. a group of people have got together on the internet to raise funds for a dao to buy this area of woodland in wiltshire, in the south of england, and they can decide how it's managed. so a dao is a way of setting up an organisation that is — that uses the blockchain to sort of manage membership and let people organise around a particular cause or project. the treedao is this project to buy a woodland and then let the local community sort of take control of that woodland and vote on what happens to it, using the blockchain, using smart contracts. smart contracts, they sort of run automatically, so instead of having to appoint
a treasurer and a secretary, people can use their membership tokens to vote on things. it's about being able to determine that you hold a vote in the governance of the forest, so you can determine, you know, what's allowed to happen here and you can vote on, you know, making sure it doesn't get turned into firewood. i've been fascinated by the technology and how daos is a new way of organising people around projects and i really wanted to see what you could do in terms of — like, there are daos that, you know, just live on the blockchain and don't interface with the real world, and i really wanted to see what you could do, whether a dao could own a real—world asset like a forest, and so this was sort of an experiment to see how this sort of new blockchain technology could interface with the real world. and i was just very lucky that, you know, i sent out a tweet on monday morning and we'd raised 100 f — which at the time was about £100,000 — by thursday morning, and then we had to go and find a forest to buy,
so we actually raised the money before we — before we started looking for a forest. yeah, a dao could be used for — for anything. it could be used for organising around a particular cause, or you could buy a football team or you could use it to advocate for a particular change in the law. it — like, i think daos are gonna be a new way of people organising for sort of any — any reason, really. anyone can buy into the forest by purchasing an nft. it'll come with the gps co—ordinates of an exact spot in the woodland. but if people who live locally buy in, it also means that they have a say in an area that they use and love. i mean, one of the — one of the joys of the internet has always been that you can raise your hand and find people like you, wherever they are in the world. you know, tisbury�*s catchment area's like 6,000 people. the advantage of this is that we can reach to anybody as far as you like who wants to protect woodlands. yeah, as you walk around the, you know, the woodland, as an owner, you know, it — it's subtle, but a really important, you know, feeling. like, it feels like it's ours and i think the exciting thing is we can now bring that sense of �*ourness' to other people — anyone who becomes
an nftree holder. we've been waiting for this for 20 years and, you know, here it is. like everything to do with crypto and blockchain, there is a huge buyer beware to getting involved. some initiatives are legitimate, but others are scams, and sometimes, it can be very hard to tell the difference. treedao says that what it's doing shows how this new way of running things could be used responsibly and effectively. but it's early days for these ideas, so what daos really end up being used for could surprise us all. now, do you remember yourfirst mobile phone? oh, the nostalgia and the battery life! well, now, over 2,000 old models have been put in a mobile phone museum for safekeeping. and although it is generally an online venue, chris fox went to its glitzy london launch this week. i'm here at the launch of the mobile phone museum in london, a collection of more than 2,000 unique mobile phones from history, and i'm
here with the curator, ben wood. you're gonna to take me down a little trip on memory lane. i'd love to show you all 2,120 phones, but what we're gonna do today is pick a few out, and we've got some collections that we've curated for the museum tonight, and the first one is what we consider one of the ugliest phones in the collection. oh, ok! wow. whoever designed this will be upset! oh, not this! laughs now, i think i knew people at school who had this and it looks very cool, but just totally impractical to text on. so this is the nokia 7600. it was nokia's first commercial 3g phone and, as you said, it was at the time when texting was very popular and i guess there was an idea that you could text using your thumbs down the side, but it was counter—intuitive. but look at it — i mean, it's not really a thing of beauty. other phones in the ugly collection
include the ntt personal, which won a design award back in 1995, but due to its shape is now known as �*the toilet seat phone'. and this is the i—kid's sf from 2006, which has rabbit ears to make it appeal to children. 0h! gasps wait, is this...? is this from tomorrow never dies? it is! ah! i love this! and this must open up into... gasps i remember this — you can drag yourfinger across and drive the car. also, we have the fingerprint scanner here, so you may remember in the film that was done. also, there was a magical screwdriver that you could use to open a safe. does it also do the, "recall, three, send"? the piece de resistance, which is very difficult to make in a model... yeah! the taser! both laugh other movie phones in the collection include the nokia 8110 banana phone from the matrix, nokia's first slider phone. the version in the movie was spring—loaded but the real one,
you had to open by hand. and this white sony ericsson is another bond phone — this one owned by vesper lynd in casino royale. i want to show you a phone which was the phone which the first mobile phone call in the uk was made on. this is the vodafone vt1. a phone call was made onjanuary 1, 1985. so the numbers are on here... yep! ..and then you... hello? just check out the weight. oh — oh, wow, ok. so where do i put the apps? oh, you might struggle with the apps on that one! this was my favourite category because there were so many world firsts, like the ibm simon, blending computer—style features with a phone. it's widely considered one of the first smartphones of a sort — although it wasn't branded as one in 1993. sharp's j—phone from the year 2000 is considered by the museum to be the first full—camera phone. terribly low resolution by today's standards, but it sold out in two weeks injapan. it had a mirror on the back
for taking selfies. first android looked very different from today's phones with a full physical keyboard, but in many ways, the first iphone doesn't look that different from today's devices. and this was the first pocketable phone from 1986, at a time when mobiles were typically still bricks. its designer, nils martensson, was one of the special guests i met at the museum. we had commissioned stanford research in america to forecast how many cellular telephones there would be in america year 2000. and they came back with the expensive report and said, "we think that there may be as many as 30,000 in america
"by year 2000." and i think had they said 30 million, they would have been a little off the mark, even with that figure. everyone's going to know this one. we're on bestsellers. is it going to be the 3310? let's see. there it is, yep. old and trusty. trusty and hardy. 3310. controversial — i actually think the 3210 looks better. that's the one i had and i never upgraded because i thought the other one looked — like, this looked cheapersomehow, but... but a phenomenal commercial success — 126 million phones sold, the equivalent of the japanese population. every single person would have one. it's iconic. and do you know what? it's the one phone, when i take it to the museum and show people, everyone knows the 3310. and that's it for the short version of the programme. the full—length show can be found on iplayer. and throughout the week, you can keep up with the team on social media. find us on youtube, instagram, facebook and twitter — @bbcclick. thanks for watching. bye—bye.
hello. many areas of the uk have seen impacts from the strong winds associated with storm arwen. this storm has now pulled away south and eastwards, and here is this area of low pressure and in the north—west, pressure is building, so the winds will continue to ease down, but sunday will still be cold, there will still be wintry showers, the risk of ice continues through the morning across scotland, the north of england and the midlands. an area of rain, sleet and snow, originally across scotland, will push its way southwards into northern england and eventually into the midlands and north wales and some of thatjust clipping northern ireland. a fairly cloudy day here. further wintry showers feeding down the east coast where again the winds will still be quite gusty, particularly through the morning.
overall, the winds will be much lighter compared to saturday, but it is still cold, temperatures for some will struggle to get much above three or 4 c, seven or eight for some western coasts. but it is a cold and frosty night as we head into monday, there will be some rain around for scotland and northern ireland and elsewhere, a cloudy, overcast day and turning wetter and windier again on tuesday.
this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the new omicron strain of coronavirus is detected across europe — with cases confirmed in germany, italy, belgium, the czech republic and the uk. this is the responsible course of action, to slow down the seeding and the spread of this new variant and to maximise our defences. several european countries take action to counter the spread — while israel which has also detected a case plans to ban the entry of all foreigners. how afghan healthcare is being cut off by the lack of foreign funds, following the seizing of power by the taliban.
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