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today at one: boris johnson describes new coronavirus restrictions in england as "the right approach." but some in business and the travel industry are concerned. from today, face coverings must be worn in shops and on public transport in england unless you're exempt, and the prime minister says the booster programme is vital to beat the new variant. what we do know is that the boosters can give you a lot of protection against all types of the virus, and we think that is overwhelmingly likely. so the crucial thing is for everybody now to come out and get your boosters. also from today, anyone arriving in the uk must take a pcr test within two days, and isolate until they get a negative result. the prime minister will outline
new plans for england later today. also this lunchtime... the head of mi6 wants more co—operation with tech companies to counter rising cyber threats. five days after storm arwen, tens of thousands are still without power. so what's going on? barbados officially removes the queen as head of state, becoming the world's newest republic. and now officially one of france's great national heroes — the singerjosephine baker is honoured in paris. and coming up on the bbc news channel: jos buttler says it is great to be back with the rest of the england squad as they prepare for the ashes, but there is a possibility the schedule will be disrupted due to covid.
good afternoon and welcome to the bbc news at one. borisjohnson has called on people to support new coronavirus control measures in england, to "buy time" in the face of the omicron variant. the new rules affect international travellers, shoppers and commuters. they come as the number of cases linked to the variant continues to grow. ministers have announced a big expansion of the boosterjab programme. face coverings are now mandatory on public transport and shops in england, and people arriving in the uk must take a pcr test and isolate until they get a negative result. borisjohnson is expected to set out the new plans for the booster programme in england, at a briefing later this afternoon. here's our health correspondent, dominic hughes. once again, shoppers in england have to get used to compulsively face coverings. the new regulations, post
offices, banks, hairdressers, takeaways and public transport. some people are exempt from wearing a mask for health reasons but at waterloo station in london not everyone was on board. i am waterloo station in london not everyone was on board. i am going out every weekend _ everyone was on board. i am going out every weekend to _ everyone was on board. i am going out every weekend to the - everyone was on board. i am going out every weekend to the clubs, i everyone was on board. i am going l out every weekend to the clubs, you can still do that but you have to worry masking a club, it makes no sense. ﬁn worry masking a club, it makes no sense. ~ ., w ., worry masking a club, it makes no sense. ~ ., ., ., , ., sense. an overreaction, it does not make anyone _ sense. an overreaction, it does not make anyone safer. _ sense. an overreaction, it does not make anyone safer. the _ sense. an overreaction, it does not make anyone safer. the mayor- sense. an overreaction, it does not make anyone safer. the mayor of. make anyone safer. the mayor of london was _ make anyone safer. the mayor of london was clear— make anyone safer. the mayor of london was clear that _ make anyone safer. the mayor of london was clear that rules - make anyone safer. the mayor of london was clear that rules for i london was clear that rules for public transport would be enforced. i hope there is no reason to ask anybody to leave or refuse entry but if people, having been asked to wear a face that do not and stay on public transport, they will be fined. ., ., , , ., fined. the regulations bring england more into line _ fined. the regulations bring england more into line with _ fined. the regulations bring england more into line with the _ fined. the regulations bring england more into line with the rest - fined. the regulations bring england more into line with the rest of- fined. the regulations bring england more into line with the rest of the i more into line with the rest of the uk. masks are required in pubs and restaurants in scotland and northern ireland. there are concerns about how shop staff will cope when faced with people who still refused to wear a mask. the with people who still refused to wear a mask-— with people who still refused to wear a mask. , ., , wear a mask. the government must help businesses _ wear a mask. the government must help businesses like _ wear a mask. the government must help businesses like iceland - wear a mask. the government must help businesses like iceland to - help businesses like iceland to enforce mask wearing if that is what
they need. we spend millions on security each year but the scale of this issue is such that we cannot police everything every hour of everyday. police everything every hour of eve da . . , , , , everyday. perhaps the biggest chances everyday. perhaps the biggest changes announced _ everyday. perhaps the biggest changes announced in - everyday. perhaps the biggest changes announced in the - everyday. perhaps the biggest changes announced in the iasti everyday. perhaps the biggest i changes announced in the last 24 changes announced in the last 2a others are the modifications to the booster programme, slashing the gap between second jab and booster from six months to three and opening up the stairs to all those over 18. it would be a significant test for the nhs in the months to come. the two challenaes nhs in the months to come. the two challenges will _ nhs in the months to come. the two challenges will be _ nhs in the months to come. the two challenges will be the _ nhs in the months to come. the two challenges will be the logistics i nhs in the months to come. the two challenges will be the logistics of i challenges will be the logistics of delivering so much faxing in a very short time and, of course, it is important people come forward and receive the jabs in good time so can build up the extra immunity we need to be sure we are protected against a new variant. so a challenging month ahead for the nhs. some re orts month ahead for the nhs. some reports had _ month ahead for the nhs. some reports had surfaced _ month ahead for the nhs. some reports had surfaced of- month ahead for the nhs. some | reports had surfaced of problems with the online booking system for the booster programme, ministers had
suggested a target of 3.5 million jabs per week to touch a gp surgery this morning the prime minister said much was still uncertain about the new variants. much was still uncertain about the new variants-_ new variants. while there is doubt about what _ new variants. while there is doubt about what exactly _ new variants. while there is doubt about what exactly the _ new variants. while there is doubt about what exactly the variant i new variants. while there is doubt about what exactly the variant can i about what exactly the variant can do, what we do know is that the boosters can give a lot of protection against all types of the virus and we think that is overwhelmingly likely at any weight, so the crucial thing is that everybody now comes out and gets boosters. ., , everybody now comes out and gets boosters. . , , h, , boosters. ramping up the booster programme _ boosters. ramping up the booster programme will — boosters. ramping up the booster programme will be _ boosters. ramping up the booster programme will be a _ boosters. ramping up the booster programme will be a challenge i boosters. ramping up the booster programme will be a challenge for boosters. ramping up the booster. programme will be a challenge for a health service already busy, but it is clear there is real concern about the potential threat posed by the omicron variant. our health correspondent, katharine da costa, is here. dominic hughes poses that question, a big ramping up of the booster programme, that will be difficult for the nhs?— for the nhs? yes, it is a huge challenge- — for the nhs? yes, it is a huge challenge. it _ for the nhs? yes, it is a huge challenge. it is _ for the nhs? yes, it is a huge challenge. it is not _ for the nhs? yes, it is a huge challenge. it is notjust i
for the nhs? yes, it is a huge i challenge. it is notjust offering boosters to all adults which will be prioritised in order of agent clinical need but there is the author of second doses to those over 12 and fourth doses for those with weakened immune system. the uk currently administers around 2.5 million visitors per week so it could take about three months to boost everyone at that rate, well into the winter when the nhs is busiest, so health officials want to bump it up and get ahead of a possible wave of omicron but the workforce is the limiting factor. gps were responsible for the majority of vaccinations, they have gone back to their dayjob. asking to prioritise vaccinations again could have an impact, could be people waiting longer for a people waiting longerfor a doctor. it will be a case of all hands on deck. pharmacists, community nurses and maybe even the retired, to get back to the 3.5 million jabs per week we saw in march. in northern
ireland walk in vaccination hubs are opening, invitations will be sent out in england and wales and it is being put into practice in scotland too so we expect to hear more about how they plan to accelerate the booster programme at a press conference at 0pm. —— apm. thank you, katharine da costa. let's talk to our political correspondent, chris mason, who's in westminster. new restrictions in place, it is not plan b but other consenting government that the public may not be fully on board? it government that the public may not be fully on board?— be fully on board? it will be fascinating _ be fully on board? it will be fascinating hearing - be fully on board? it will be fascinating hearing the i be fully on board? it will be j fascinating hearing the tone be fully on board? it will be i fascinating hearing the tone of the prime minister later, messaging is key and changing behaviours as far as the government sees it is key. this is not the full plan b we have heard about but at least it is an element of it with the mandating of masks on public transport and shops, but crucially the prime minister had said in the last half—hour that he is not asking us in england to change our behaviour beyond that.
there has been irritation expressed in the last couple of minutes as the house of commons debate gets under way from some conservative backbenchers about remarks from dr jenny harries from the uk health security agency, suggesting we should minimise the amount of time we put ourselves close contact with those be might not otherwise need to see. irritation from conservative backbenchers, saying that is unnecessary, the government sale dr jenny harries advises the government but does not speak on behalf of eight. —— the government is saying drjenny harries. thank you, chris mason. the changes to the rules on international travel represent another set back for the holiday industry. but passengers at gatwick this morning were understanding. our correspondent, charlotte gallagher, is there. charlotte 7 charlotte? gatwick airport is still much quieter— charlotte? gatwick airport is still much quieter than _ charlotte? gatwick airport is still much quieter than before - charlotte? gatwick airport is still much quieter than before the i much quieter than before the pandemic but the thousands of people arriving here today will be affected
by these new restrictions and many have told us they did not know about them before they had got to the departure airport or even before they sat on the plane. these passengers here at gatwick are some of the first to be affected by these new rules. the omicron variant was only reported to the who last week, but its impact is already being felt. anyone coming into the uk apart from those inside the common travel area will now have to take a pcr test by the end of the second day after their arrival, and they will have to isolate until they receive a negative result — another blow for the travel industry. it is unwelcome news, of course, for everyone, but i don't think we can say that this would never happen, because i think there was always a possibility that it could happen. for these passengers, it's a necessary inconvenience. i didn't think too much about it. i think it was a good idea, just to keep things on track, to make sure, you know? keep control of this coronavirus.
i only heard about it, - that it comes into force this morning at four o'clock. this is taking money out of my pocket again that i don't have. people will have to pay for pcr tests, and some travel industry leaders are calling for them to be made available on the nhs for travellers. others say they have not had enough notice of the changes. unfortunately, the industry does not get information in good time, ahead of government announcements, so we can make sure customers are where they need to be in order to get them back in time, so incredibly difficult and incredibly frustrating. the uk isn't the only country to introduce new restrictions. british people planning skiing holidays to switzerland now face the prospect of quarantining for ten days on arrival. and from tomorrow, you will have to be fully vaccinated to go to spain. no one knows for certain the risks of this new variant, but many countries are taking no chances.
not everyone is happy with these new restrictions. the welsh and scottish first ministers want them to go much further. they want people to isolate for eight days and take the second pcr test on the eighth day and then only leave their homes when that comes back negative. however, so far number—macro has rejected that idea, saying the ideas so far are cautionary. —— so far number ten. the chief of mi6, britain's secret intelligence service, is warning that britain's spies need to work with global tech companies to combat rising cyber threats. richard moore says the increasing complexity of the technology used by those who want to do harm, meant m16's "boffins" couldn't compete alone. he's also been speaking about the global threat posed by china. our security correspondent frank gardnerjoins me from central london.
frank, you listen to richard moore's speech, what else did he say? he has 'ust speech, what else did he say? he has just finished — speech, what else did he say? he has just finished giving _ speech, what else did he say? he has just finished giving the _ speech, what else did he say? he has just finished giving the speech - just finished giving the speech behind me and this was his inaugural speech, this is a man whojoined mi6 backin speech, this is a man whojoined mi6 back in 1987 when there was nothing like the kind of arena of espionage that exists today. he is warning that exists today. he is warning that mi6 will have to adapt and transform if it is to survive in terms of gathering human intelligence into the digital age. he is talking about artificial intelligence, ai, quantum computing engineered biology, synthetic biology, things like that which he says pose threats to national security, and in order to get ahead or at least be in the vanguard of those huge technological changes, mi6 will have to become more open in order to keep things secret, which i
know it's a paradox. they will partner with technological companies much more. he said the big four intelligence priorities for mi6 are china, russia, iran and international terrorism. he spent some time talking about china, says there is a tectonic shift in chinese power both military and economic these days and he said chinese intelligence agencies certainly target the united kingdom and they will be paying particular interest in the chinese diaster here. let's listen to what he said about china. —— particular interest in the chinese diaster borough. china has tried to harvest data from around _ china has tried to harvest data from around the — china has tried to harvest data from around the world. the data trap is this, _ around the world. the data trap is this, if— around the world. the data trap is this, if you — around the world. the data trap is this, if you allow another country to gain _ this, if you allow another country to gain access to any critical data
about _ to gain access to any critical data about your — to gain access to any critical data about your society, over time that will erode — about your society, over time that will erode your sovereignty, you longer— will erode your sovereignty, you longer have control over that data. he sees— longer have control over that data. he sees his — longer have control over that data. he sees his national chief of mi6, britain's's secret intelligence service, as the task of transforming it into the digital age, dragging it almost into an age, away from an era where people had felt moustaches and beards to get into a country into a way of evading biometric data and facial recognition to try to keep britain safer —— away from an era where people had false moustaches. thank you, frank gardner in central london. more than 100,000 homes in parts of scotland and the north of england remain without power because of damage caused by storm arwen. properties have suffered damage in aberdeenshire and whole villages in cumbria have no power. residents in perthshire and angus are also still waiting to be reconnected. energy providers say they're continuing to work on repairing the catastrophic damage to the network. it's not clear when power
will be restored. more than 20,000 households across the north of england have spent a fourth night without power. our correspondent, alison freeman, is in the village of blanchland in northumberland, where the situation is said to be getting �*desperate'. just how desperate? this is one of the places where some of those 20,000 or so houses across the north—east, talking about northumberland, county durham and northumberland, county durham and north yorkshire, are still without power. there are also problems over the pennines in cumbria in some of the pennines in cumbria in some of the outlying villages there which have been heavily affected by snow. no power means no heating, hot water or hot food. on top of that, some of these places simply haven't had any fresh water supply at all. they are also without mobile phone and internet and are starting to feel really quite isolated. we know that in a lot of these communities, the
frustration they are starting to feel is that they are being given times when the power is meant to be coming back on, but those deadlines simply aren't being met. northern power grid, which covers this part of the country, says it has been dealing with hundreds of incidents of power cables being knocked out by storm arwen, and it is doing everything it can to deal with them, but people here today have told me that they are starting to feel forgotten. they are relying on places like the local pub here in blanchland, which is helping to check up on the elderly, using its generator to charge up everything from hearing aids to ipads and mobile phones, so that sense of community is really keeping everybody going, clive. alison, many thanks. child abusers could face longer sentences in england and wales under plans announced by the ministry ofjustice. the new measures have been called "tony's law" following a campaign by the adoptive family of a seven—year—old boy, tony hudgell, who had to have both legs amputated after being abused by his birth parents.
under current guidelines, they could be sentenced to a maximum of ten years. zoe conway reports. why is there a wig in the room? judges wear wigs so that the criminals, when they are in court, can't tell the difference between them and ordinary people. i think it's made of horse wool. what do you think of that? good. tony hudgell might be in the presence of the deputy prime minister, justice secretary dominic raab, but he's certainly not daunted. and you don't know how to work that? no. but then seven—year—old tony hudgell isn't daunted by anything. what does this do? it's his fearlessness and energy that has so inspired his parents. paula and mark hudgell have been campaigning for tony's law — tougher sentences for people convicted of child cruelty. and at this meeting, they are finding out that the government is going to act.
tony was just a few weeks old when he suffered horrific injuries. his doctors feared he wouldn't survive. he had been abused by his biological parents. he'd suffered multiple organ failure, septicaemia and fractures to both thighs, lower legs, ankles, toes and thumbs. his legs had to be amputated. paula and mark hudgell began looking after him when he was four months old. i broke down in tears, absolutely sobbed and thought, "i can't do this." but within two hours of being with him, there was no way i was going to leave him. this is tony with his biological parents, tony smith and jodie simpson. in 2018, they were convicted of causing serious physical harm to a child and cruelty to a person under 16. they were each sentenced to ten years in prison. under the government's new law, they'd get longer. we are announcing the increase in sentencing for causing death by cruelty to children from 14 years
to life in prison, and for causing serious injury by cruelty from ten years to 14 years. and the reason is because children, and young children in particular, are the most vulnerable in our society. they've got to be given the strongest protection of the law. every day for a month last year, tony walked around his local park to raise money for the hospital that saved his life. inspired by captain tom, who raised millions by walking 100 times around his garden, he completed the ten kilometres and he raised more than £1.5 million. he is an inspiration every day. he never complains. he carries on, no matter what is thrown at him. all the challenges, he just gets himself back up and carries on. ten years for tony's parents that received the maximum sentence just doesn't seem enough for his lifelong injuries.
so now increasing that to 1a years, which, now, with the new sentencing that they have to serve two thirds, that is going to be almost ten years that they would have to spend inside — so that is double what they would have to now. tony, what has today been like? just amazing. amazing indeed. as the justice secretary is discovering, tony hudgell never gives up. zoe conway, bbc news. the time is1.20pm. our top story this lunchtime: borisjohnson has called on people to support new coronavirus control measures in england, to "buy time" in the face of the omicron variant. and france prepares to honour one of its national heroes — the civil rights campaigner and wartime resistance agent, josephine baker.
coming up on the bbc news channel: tiger woods has said he was lucky not to lose his leg in the horrific car crash he was involved in earlier this year, and that he doesn't expect to return to the pga tour full—time. the caribbean island of barbados has become the world's newest republic, after replacing the queen as its head of state with a new president. prince charles, in a speech in the capital bridgetown to mark the occasion, acknowledged that british history had forever been stained by the atrocity of slavery. barbados is regarded as the birthplace in the 17th century of british slaving society in the caribbean. the country will remain in the commonwealth. from bridgetown, here's daniela relph. the world's newest republic, and a show of national pride. this constitutional
shift in barbados is about asserting self—confidence and shedding the links to its colonial past. some of this country's most well—known names were among the vip guests attending the transition ceremony. and also here to watch it all play out, the prince of wales, invited to see his mother removed as head of state. the first time that has happened anywhere in 30 years. for the final time on this caribbean island, he viewed a military march past and took the final salute. and then the symbolic moment of transition. as the royal standard was lowered over barbados, it became a republic. bell tolls. it's hard to imagine that this event wasn't tinged with some sadness for the prince of wales. he has focused on the enduring friendship between the
two nations, but also spoken directly about the pain of a shared history. from the darkest days of our past, and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains are history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude. emancipation, self—government and independence were your way points. freedom, justice and self—determination have been your guides. an acknowledgement of the past as this island looked forward and swore in its first ever president. i, sandra prunella mason, do swear that i will be faithful and bear true allegiance to barbados,
according to law, so help me god. casting aside the official link to the british monarchy, barbados is increasingly looking east, to china, for financial support. there are republican rumblings, too, in other caribbean nations. they will be watching this newest republic closely. daniela relph, bbc news, bridgetown, barbados. nato foreign ministers are meeting in latvia to discuss the build—up of russian forces on the border with ukraine. the us secretary of state, antony blinken, here meeting the latvian prime minister, has also held talks with his nato counterparts on the growing numbers of migrants gathering on poland's frontier with belarus. it follows calls from warsaw for more international help well, our europe editor, katya adler has been speaking to the polish prime minister about the threat posed by russia. katya joins me now. what did he have to say? sitting
down with the polish prime minister, he really gives you the impression of a man on a mission. he wants to drive home to all of us and his allies in nato and in the eu as well that threat that he perceives from vladimir putin in moscow and his ally in belarus. he is saying that the west has to join the dots more, see what is going on in all of the region, whether it is about the migrant crisis on poland's border with belarus, being talked about in nato today, the build up russian troops on ukraine's border, also being talked about in nato, or the soaring gas prices making all of us offer right now, and poland is convinced that moscow was behind it all. we convinced that moscow was behind it all. ~ ., ., ., ., all. we are now confronted with a series of different _ all. we are now confronted with a series of different risks _ all. we are now confronted with a series of different risks and i series of different risks and different crises around us, and we have _ different crises around us, and we have to _ different crises around us, and we have to wake up from this geopolitical nap. we should collectively work towards different options _ collectively work towards different options how to de—escalate this, how to deal— options how to de—escalate this, how to deal with _ options how to de—escalate this, how to deal with those risks, and what to deal with those risks, and what to do— to deal with those risks, and what to do to _ to deal with those risks, and what to do to actually diminish the power
of president lukashenko and president putin to destabilise this part of— president putin to destabilise this part of the world, and europe in particular~ — part of the world, and europe in particular-— particular. the polish prime minister is _ particular. the polish prime minister is clearly _ particular. the polish prime minister is clearly asking i particular. the polish prime| minister is clearly asking the particular. the polish prime i minister is clearly asking the west for help. on friday, he was with borisjohnson in london, and the prime minister said, and we heard this from the us again today, that they are warning russia from taking any new action in ukraine. russia dismisses all of this and says it has no intention to attack anyone, and it denies it is trying to destabilise wider europe and particularly the eu, but what poland's prime minister told me, and he will say it again in nato today, is that he feels he knows that region better than most in the west. he neighbours belarus, russia and ukraine as well, and he says there is real cause for concern in real need for immediate action. back to you. a new vent has opened in a volcano
on the spanish island of la palma, that began spewing lava more than 10 weeks ago. it means a fresh lava stream is now gushing in a new direction creating more ash clouds. the first eruptions back in september, forced hundreds of people, to leave their homes. the former coventry city football managerjohn sillett, who won the fa cup with the club in 1987, has died. he was 85. as a player, he made more than a hundred appearances for chelsea, and was a member of the team that won the first division title in 1955. more recently, he worked as a television pundit, and as a scout for the england team, under sven—goran eriksson. france is preparing to honour the singer and activist josephine baker with a place in the pantheon, the resting place for the nation's heroes. she'll be the first black woman to be memorialised there, and is honoured for her work on civil rights, and the part she played in the resistance during the second world war. president macron and members of her family will be among those at the ceremony,
as our paris correspondent, lucy williamson, reports. almost a century ago, paris metjosephine baker. a young woman from across the atlantic who became a new kind of celebrity in a city that was hungry for american idols. josephine baker was the girl who left st louis to come to europe to find freedom. baker had fled segregation in missouri and was enchanted with the freedom and acceptance she found in france. but there was racism here, too — both in her roles on stage and in her daily life. madame josephine... speaking to the bbc years later, she explained how she fought against it, adopting 12 children from around the world that she nicknamed her rainbow tribe. these children represent an example of real brotherhood. they show to people
that it is possible to live together if we so wish to. one of her children says he never thought his mother was cool until he learned mickjagger was a fan. she was very protective, very close to us, when she was there, because sometimes she was away. and she wanted for us a good education, so sometimes she could be a little bit strict when we are doing bad things. baker used her celebrity to campaign against racism and intolerance and also to pass information for the french resistance during the second world war. this is one of the greatest honours france can bestow — a seat in the resting place of its national heroes. josephine baker is the first black woman to be honoured here, a member of france's wartime resistance movement and a lifelong campaigner against racism.
tonight, almost a century after she performed there, josephine baker will be honoured at the bal blomet nightclub in paris with a tribute show. i'm not trying to bejosephine, i can't bejosephine, she's too... it's enormous, she is too big for me. idealist and idol, singer and spy, her trademark song j'ai deux amours a lovesong to paris. the city that claimed her and has never let her go. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. the brilliantjosephine baker. time for a look at the weather. here's stav da naos. good afternoon. it started cold this week but it is much milder today. the contrast in temperatures this morning to yesterday morning, you will see why. there was a solid,