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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,
cold, frosty, white star to the morning yesterday, temperatures below minus five celsius in one or two places. compare that to 9—11 c, so a huge difference. we are in this milder air mass, but we have low pressure sliding south—east across the uk as we move through the afternoon. we are in this wedge of milder air, the yellow and ridges indicating that, but cold air out will be poised to push in tomorrow and thursday. a lot of cloud around with moisture laden milder. you will be lucky to see a few glimmers here and there, but further north, patchy rain and drizzle, and the rain picking up across the north west later as the load moves in. the temperatures, 12—13 c for the mainland, still cold for the northern isles, only three celsius for shipment. this low pressure will sweep south—east across the country, bringing a band of heavy rain, which
will spread south, followed by blustery showers in northern and western areas. they will start to have a wintry flavour across central and northern parts of scotland. windy as well, wince touching gale force around irish sea coast. a mild night, particularly in the south, but not as mild as last night, temperatures of 4—9 c. tomorrow was the first day of meteorological winter and it starts to turn colder, the blue colours invading. it may start mild in the south—east, but it won't last as cool they are spreads to all areas. a day of sunshine and showers, good spells of sunshine around, and longer spells of rain pushing through parts of central and northern england and in towards wales. temperatures much lower, not in double figures any more, 4—8 celsius in the extreme south. thursday is a cold day with a frosty start. quite a bit of sunshine, a few showers, wintry across the east.
further west, low—pressure stops to work its way in, so temperatures will pick up along with the but a chilly day, 3—6 c. then we are back into the mild air. for england and wales and northern ireland, temperatures pushing into double figures, but with it quite a bit of rain. a bit up and down, the temperature through this week. back to you. a reminder of our top story: borisjohnson has called on the public to support new coronavirus control measures in england, to "buy time" in the face of the omicron variant. that's it, so goodbye from me. now on bbc one, let'sjoin our news teams where you are. have a very good afternoon. so hello, i'mjane dougall
with your latest sports news. cricket australia's hopes of staging the fifth ashes test in perth could be injeopardy, with the local government insisting that players, staff and family members quarantine after entering the state. the first test gets underway on the 8th of december at the gabba in brisbane — and the england players who've been in isolation after arriving from the t20 world cup have now joined up with the rest of the squad. i think the excitement really bills the day. 3�*5 i think the excitement really bills the da . ., , ., i think the excitement really bills theda. ., ,., , the day. 75 of us have been in the gold coast — the day. 75 of us have been in the gold coast away _ the day. 75 of us have been in the gold coast away from _ the day. 75 of us have been in the gold coast away from the - the day. 75 of us have been in the gold coast away from the main i the day. 75 of us have been in the . gold coast away from the main group and today it was great to see the faces as we arrived at the hotel and feel i can ashes squad and we will get back together and start practising and in a way it is quite surreal there is a match starting in nearly a week so i'm sure everyone involved in the game of cricket is really excited by that prospect. tributes have been paid to the former chelsea player
and coventry managerjohn sillett who's died at the age of 85. he made his name with the london club winning the league title in 1955. but it was the fa cup win with coventry which was the crowning moment of his managerial career, lifting the trophy at wembley in 1987, having beaten tottenham after extra time, in what's been called one of the most entertaining finals in history. a statement on the clubs website said all were devastated and that he would be forever loved and remembered by sky blues fans. john sillett, who's died at the age of 85. 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 tour full—time. woods was speaking for the first time since the accident. in an interview with golf digest he said it had been very difficult returning after his back surgeries, so following the dreadful
injuries he suffered in the collision in february, he felt it would be impossible to go back to being a professional golfer. i don't have to compete and play against the best players of the world to have a great life. i know that after my back fusion, for me, i had to prove to myself, i had to climb mount everest one more time. i had to do it. and i did. this time around, i don't think i'll have the body to climb mount everest and that's ok. but i can't participate in the game at all. i can still maybe, if my leg gets good enough, maybe kick off a tournament here or there. more on that interview on the bbc sport website. let's take you to the york barbican now, for the latest from the uk snooker championship. the third round is underway. championship. a couple of big names out already, including last year's champion neil robertson and world champion mark selby. the tournament has returned to york after being played behind closed on table one it's an all england tie withjudd trump
taking on matthew selt. the two players are friends, they know each other very well and selt will have watched trump last week as he beatjohn higgins in the final of the champion of champions to take his first title of the season. in the final of the champion of champions to take his first title of the season. the world number two has taken the first frame. still early days, best of ii. on table two it's england's david gilbert against mark allen of northern ireland who's had a few personal problems lately. led to him pulling out of the defence of the champion of champions title. led to him pulling out of the defence of the champion of champions title. just last month, he took the northern ireland open, lifting the famous alex higgins trophy. he may be back on form, taking the first frame. coverage on bbc two, as well as the iplayer and the bbc sport website and app. borisjohnson has been speaking
in the last few minutes, about the various new coronavirus rules for england that have come into force today. he's been visiting a vaccination centre in london. let's hear what he had to say. here we are at a vaccination centre. you are boosting the number of vaccines going into people's arms. quite a lot of the infrastructure in the vaccine roll—out has been disbanded and there are particular problems in scotland. are you sure the united kingdom can deliver on the promises you are making this week? i first of all want to thank the nhs and the gps and every member of staff and volunteers at centres like this up and down the country. they have been working so hard, if you think about what they have done over the last year or so, hundreds of millions of vaccines have been distributed, over 100 million vaccines have been distributed, and the effort has been incredible. and i know that people will be thinking how we got to make another great surge like we did earlier this year? and i am afraid the answer to that is yes and i want to say we will
throw everything at it and hope we can do the same thing again. everybody can see the situation. we made a huge amount of progress against the delta version of coronavirus and now have this question about the omicron variant that has been located in some parts of the world and now the uk as well. while there is doubt about what exactly that variant can do, we do know that the boosters can give you a lot of protection against all types of the virus and we think that is overwhelmingly likely at any rate. the crucial thing is for everybody now to come out and get your boosters and that is what the jcvi and i are saying and we have no doubt at all that the nhs, all the volunteers, the army,
everybody can rise to the challenge. is it going to be hard work? yes, it is but i know that people can do it. people are understandably worried whether or not they should modify their behaviour. i want you to talk a little bit about what people should and shouldn't do in the next few weeks. should parents not expect to see nativity plays face—to—face? could schools close early? should people pause booking the foreign christmas holiday? we are not changing the guidance on how you should basically live your life except in a couple of ways. that is to do with putting a mask on in some contexts such as retail and public transport to stop transmission, and also making sure we check people when they arrive in the country because what we're trying to deal with here the potential threat from omicron. what we need to do
is delay the seeding of omicron in this country. that is why tough checks at the borders are so important. we do not see any need at present certainly to change the overall guidance about how people should live their lives and while people continue to be cautious and sensible we think that is the right approach. if you look at what is happening with the overall state of the pandemic, our strategy for fighting the delta version, the one that has been most dominant for a while now, has basically been though cases are high and the numbers of people being admitted to hospital and icus and sadly the number of people dying, those numbers have been coming down. it continues to go in the right direction. what we need to do is take special measures to protect against the arrival
of omicron to delay until we have established exactly what we're dealing with. we need the scientists at portadown and in the vaccine companies to work out exactly to what extent this new variant, omicron, may escape the vaccines. and there are ways in which it can sit, either be more transmissible or cause more serious illness and death. i want to stress whatever the risks the answers whatever and always get the answers whatever and always get the booster because we think it is overwhelmingly likely that getting vaccinated will give you more protection. iii vaccinated will give you more protection-— vaccinated will give you more rotection. . , u, , ., protection. if that is the case and only small _ protection. if that is the case and only small changes _ protection. if that is the case and only small changes are _ protection. if that is the case and| only small changes are requested protection. if that is the case and i only small changes are requested by you, what do you think about what jenny harries, your adviser said this morning about not socialising
when you don't need to over the winter months? i when you don't need to over the winter months?— when you don't need to over the winter months? i think it is always sensible to — winter months? i think it is always sensible to be _ winter months? i think it is always sensible to be careful— winter months? i think it is always sensible to be careful and - winter months? i think it is always sensible to be careful and i - winter months? i think it is always sensible to be careful and i think | sensible to be careful and i think whatjenny is saying is right. we have been living with the pandemic for a long time. people should continue to do things like make sure they have lots of fresh air, wash their hands and take normal precautions, i think that is entirely reasonable but we are not going to change the overall guidance, we don't think that's necessary, we don't see anything to suggest we need to go to plan b but what we do need to do is take particular precautions against omicron until we have worked out exactly what kind of a threat it may present. but whatever kind of a threat it may present, crucial thing to do is for everybody to go out and get vaccinated, and yes, it will be a big campaign and it will absorb a huge amount of effort but i have no doubt that the nhs, the volunteers
and nobody else can do it. the boss of moderna — and nobody else can do it. the boss of moderna said _ and nobody else can do it. the boss of moderna said today _ and nobody else can do it. the boss of moderna said today his _ and nobody else can do it. the boss of moderna said today his vaccine . of moderna said today his vaccine would be much less effective because of new variant and it would be months till we get a new one. i think what he is saying is probably right but he is not necessarily saying this will mean the vaccines are ineffective against serious illness or death, and they may be less effective in preventing transmission. we see some evidence from south africa that the virus omicron is transmitted between people who are vaccinated but it is not clear to what extent this means you are going to pick up a severe case of omicron r will have a problem with serious illness and death. ., ., ., ., .,
death. you are telling the nation to net its death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. _ death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. as _ death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. as far _ death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. as far as - death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. as far as i - death. you are telling the nation to get its boosters. as far as i can - get its boosters. as far as i can tell, you are eligible, why have you not had it? i tell, you are eligible, why have you not had it? . . tell, you are eligible, why have you not had it?— not had it? i am and i have been waitin: not had it? i am and i have been waiting and _ not had it? i am and i have been waiting and l— not had it? i am and i have been waiting and i am _ not had it? i am and i have been waiting and i am proud - not had it? i am and i have been waiting and i am proud to - not had it? i am and i have been waiting and i am proud to say i l not had it? i am and i have been i waiting and i am proud to say i will be going along later this week and i'm sure it will be duly recorded. i have been waiting faithfully for my time to come butjcvi have accelerated the timetable for everybody and reduced the delay from your second jab to your booster now to three months which is brilliant. that was the prime minister borisjohnson. let's take a look now at some of the stories making the news across the uk.
thousands of homes in the north east of england remain without power for a fifth day, following damage caused by storm arwen. power companies say they're working around the clock to try and fix the problem but some residents say repairs are taking too long. engineers are installing temporary fixes and having to use generators. alasdair gill reports. fixes and having to use generators. northern powergrid says 17,000 homes are still without electricity in the north east and yorkshire. around 3,000 remain cut off in the north west, too. electricity network operators say they have significant areas where large sections of overhead lines need rebuilding, which is why repairs are taking so long. some customers may be without a connection until friday. it's been absolutely horrendous for people. not only have we not had electric, obviously we have had no heating, no way of cooking. we have got a lot of elderly here in the village. in berwick, where people have had to turn to bottled water after power
was cut to treatment works and pumping stations, northumbrian water says supplies are now being restored. pressure may be low initially and the water could be discoloured for a time. no trains are running between park lane and south hylton on the tyne and wear metro, while engineers work to repair storm damage. but all routes are now open on the east coast main line after cancellations north of newcastle, that continued across the weekend and into yesterday. alasdair gill reporting. new rules aimed at limiting the spread of the omicron variant of coronavirus have come into force today meaning masks must be worn in shops and on public transport. spencer stokes has been on public transport around leeds this morning getting reaction as the rules change. please continue to wear a face covering on our trains... - the mask is back. after four and a half months, face coverings have become mandatory please continue to wear a face covering on our trains... - the mask is back. after four and a half months, face coverings have become mandatory again on public transport and in shops in england in an effort to slow the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant. on this train into leeds this morning, the majority were following the new rules, although some were not
aware of the change. well, i did not know to be fair, but it does not bother me. i will wear one going forward. it's just a bit of cloth on my face. it doesn't really bother me. but i genuinely didn't know that came in today. there was maybe only a handful of people that were wearing them last week and now there's obviously a lot more today. i did stop wearing them - when they weren't mandatory but now i'm not fussed. if it's going to i impact, i'll wear it. i'm really happy to wear mine. i've worn it all the way through. i've never really not worn them on public transport. i don't think they should ever have taken the masks away, really. i think it should have been there all the time. it'sjust something that reduces transmission so it is quite important. when rules were relaxed injuly, train and bus operators continued to urge passengers to continue wearing masks. but the numbers fell off, even when infection rates were rising. as measures have rolled back over the summer, we've obviously seen less people wearing masks. obviously, it is a change in policy from today so from this morning, we'll be starting to see more people
behind me wearing masks and obviously, just encouraging people for the remainder, you know, while the policy exists, to wear a mask on public transport. the rules will be reviewed in three weeks when more is known about the new omicron variant. spencer stokes, bbc look north, leeds. football is being used to encourage unemployed dads to seek job advice in west sussex. a partnership between bognor town football club and aspire sussex saw dads and their children invited for a training session with former premier league footballer robbie blake, where they also accessed resources to help them get back into work. lewis coombes reports. remember what we said — keep your head up! a football technique that lends itself as an important message in life. i've applied for hundreds ofjobs and i'm lucky if i even get a reply of anyone. martin has been out of work for 18 months. not a lot out there, really. get you quite down to be fair
but got to keep going, especially for my daughter's sake. what impact have you found that that has had on you and the family? it's been very difficult having to stay at home all of the time and not being able to go out. have a nice smile on your face and just enjoy it. it can play with your self—worth, certain things like that, so it's so key that anything we can do to put a smile on people's faces and take that worry and strain off. john is a self—employed painter decorator willing to try his hand at anything. i'm looking to get back out in the workforce, l interviews and stuff, _ getting used to meeting people. you never know, someone here might offer me a job later. _ a ball boy or something. this wider seven—year project that runs until 2023 received nearly £3 million from the european community fund and the national lottery. dads in particularfinds it really hard to reach out and get support for employment, so they can come along and get some peer support from each other
because we have found that is really important and get some guidance and signposting with job—related activities. they've managed to get us to update our cvs and do things like mock interviews and really prepare ourselves and our mindsets. football may be the hook but the all about me project aims to help other dads in west sussex achieve their career goals. two skateboarders from leicester are hoping they can inspire more women to take up the sport after setting up a girls only night. yusra and herfriend lily built their own venue to create a safe space for women who are interested in the sport. they've been speaking to our reporter harris millar. it's the thrill that you get and the adrenaline. you just forget all your problems and just skate. cheering. the next wave of skateboarding is about the girls' revolution. it's not something that was very common when i was a kid. i started skating in my 305 so it's really refreshing to have skate ramps around to try them.
it's just a really comfortable atmosphere and i learn so much every time from all the girls, it's massive. i think it makes a lot of girls feel more comfortable just to start. take the first step. women and girls are under—represented in skateboarding as a sport. if you don't see yourself in something, you can't imagine yourself doing it. and then there's that basic thing of why would you do that, why would you want to hurt yourself, why would you want to hurt your face, get bruises? because it is quite hard. there's a misconception that when you fall it's scary but really when you fall you get a big adrenaline rush so you want to do a bit more and you want to land a trick. that's really exciting.
i know a lot of women, they go and work in the day and then they want to come and skate after work, so something like this, having an indoor skate park where it's lit, it's open, it's a safe space, it's perfect, really, especially when you're just starting out. yeah, still a lot of work to do but we're happy that we're here with so many people benefiting. the talisker whisky atlantic challenge is one of the world's toughest endurance races and a team from the uk has its sights set on the world speed record. team extraoardinary will row 3,000 miles from la gomera in the canary islands to english harbour, antigua across the planet's second largest ocean while raising funds to turn the tide on cancer, in honour of one of its members. stuart ratcliffe reports. this tiny boat, nicknamed the dolly parton, will be home to kat and her team for more than seven weeks.
we are rowing across the atlantic from the canary islands all the way to antigua. the world record is currently 49 days, and we're hoping to break it. rowing across the atlantic would be a challenge for anyone, but kat has incurable cancer. but despite this, she's been cleared by her doctors to take part. you definitely stop worrying about, what you call sweating the small stuff. i think i've always been someone who's wanted to do challenges and push myself, so i think that's similar but it's not to say you don't have those days where you are very much looking inside and thinking why me. but i think it's just trying to limit them as much as possible and experience life. but of course an experience lasting at least 49 days means the whole of the festive period will be spent at sea.
somebody at work has given me tinsel for our bucket and some christmas toilet paper, which is quite fun. we also have a little mini bottle of bubbles for each of us which we we'll probably have on christmas day. and at home, throughout december and january her parents will be nervously tracking her progress. it's a full gamut of emotions, really. we are obviously very proud, obviously you could say nervous, concerned. and how will you feel when she crosses that finish line? relieved. massively relieved. as an added morale boost, kat and her team have also received a message of support from the duchess of cornwall as they try and raise up to £100,000 for cancer charities. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav.
hello there. temperatures will be a bit up and down through this week. it started very cold. it is very mild today — temperatures in double figures. and then, it turns cold again towards the end of the week, before turning a bit milder once again on friday. so, we've got a lot of cloud around with this mild air today, courtesy of this area of low pressure. this is actually a deepening feature, pushing in across the uk through the day and bringing an increasing amounts of rain and strong winds too. but you will notice wrapped in it, certainly ahead of this area of low pressure, is the milder air, you can see the orange and yellow. there is a lot of cloud though with its moisture and spots of drizzle pretty much anywhere. most of the rain will be further north and strengthening winds across the north west later in the day. you will be lucky if you catch some sunshine. i think most places will stay rather cloudy. despite that, temperatures in double figures for most. certainly, on the mainland but still quite cold for shetland. as we move through this
evening and overnight, this area of low pressure deepens as it pushes southeast. more isobars developing on the charts, so it's going to turn windier across many areas with gales developing across the irish sea coast. some heavy rain as well, pushing its way southwards, followed by blustery showers. these turning increasingly wintry over the higher ground and central northern scotland as we start to engage with colder air again. tonight, it will be a chillier night than what we have had previous nights. we hold the mild air across the south—east on wednesday but it won't be long until those blue and mint green colours take over. it is going to be a chilly day for wednesday with winds coming down from the north and north—west. sunshine and showers sums it up quite nicely, although it will be wintry on the hills in the north. longer spells of rain pushing down on parts of england and wales. no double figures there, as you can see. it will range from around
four to seven or eight degrees in the south. thursday is a colder day with northerly winds. sunshine and showers again. most of the showers will be across the eastern side of the country and we will start to see a ridge of high pressure building in. we will see increasing cloud here later in the day. a chilly day — temperatures in low single figures. it will turn briefly milder again as we move into friday, certainly for england and wales, but with that, some stronger winds and outbreaks of rain.
this is bbc news, i'mjane hill. the headlines... boris johnson describes new coronavirus restrictions in england, as "the right approach"— and 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 at any weight. so the crucial thing is for everybody now to come out and get your boosters. from today, face coverings must be worn in shops, and on public transport in england, unless you're exempt. also, from today anyone arriving in the uk must take a pcr test within two days, and isolate until they get a negative result.
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