this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the uk becomes the latest country to tighten its travel rules as the omicron variant spreads. from tuesday, all arrivals will need a pre—departure covid test. we wa nt we want to make sure we take those decisions earlier to avoid disruption. a major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of arthur labinjo—hughes has been launched by the government — the children's commissioner for england says change must come. arthur raised concerns. he was not a baby. he was six—years—old. he raised concerns and the system did not hear him. we must listen to the voices of children. pope francis is visiting a migrant camp on the greek island of lesbos as he seeks to highlight the plight of refugees.
migration is not a problem of the middle east. not a problem of north africa. not a problem of europe and of greece. it is a problem of the world. at least 1a people have been killed after a volcano erupts on the indonesian island ofjava for the second time in less than a year. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. the rules around travelling into the uk have been tightened again in a bid to control the spread of the new omicron variant of covid. the british government says the move is necessary because of an increase in cases of the strain which are directly linked to foreign travel. anyone arriving into the uk
from tuesday morning will need proof of a negative covid test taken within 48 hours prior to depature — they will also need to take a pcr test before the end of their second day in the uk, and will have to self—isolate until they receive their negative test result. but the travel industry has strongly criticised the move, with one industry executive saying, "the introduction of pre—departure testing with little warning is a hammer blow". nigeria is to be added to the uk government's travel red list from tomorrow morning. anyone arriving into the uk from a red list country will need to pay for — and self—isolate in — a pre—booked government—approved hotel for ten days. our business correspondent katie prescott reports. travel testing is changing. only a few days ago, the transport secretary told the telegraph, holiday—makers won't be asked to take pre—departure covid tests.
now, pre—departure testing has arrived as the new variant of the virus spreads. we have also decided to require pre—departure tests. that's for all inward travellers. that will be affective from 4am on tuesday and they will be required a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time. we've been clear that we will take action if it is necessary. but it is important that, whilst we are introducing these new border measures today, that to remember that vaccinations, remember, they are our first line of defence and the booster programme, the expansion of the booster programme, is hugely important. from monday, nigeria will be added to the red list. only uk citizens will be able to enter the country from nigeria and they'll have to pay to quarantine on arrival. the problem is there might not be
enough quarantine hotels available. the travel industry is furious, saying the changing advice will knock people's willingness and confidence to travel. they say it's another devastating blow. our concern is we know predeparture tests are hugely damaging to confidence. they are a major barrier to travel. we saw that before. we think it is premature to introduce those tests. when we still know so little. we already have the red lists being used and those pcr tests. these are temporary measures and will be looked at again in three weeks' time on december 20th. katie prescott, bbc news. joining me now is graeme buck from the travel association, abta. welcome and thank you forjoining us. what do you think about the pre— travel testing? it is us. what do you think about the pre- travel testing?— travel testing? it is coming very last minute. _ travel testing? it is coming very last minute, we _ travel testing? it is coming very last minute, we are _ travel testing? it is coming very last minute, we are not - travel testing? it is coming very last minute, we are not here . travel testing? it is coming very last minute, we are not here to | last minute, we are not here to question the science behind it but i think the government needs to
recognise the impact this will have on travellers and the industry as well. this is a sectorjust beginning to get back on its feet, we have had two big changes to travel rose within a week, we understand there may be scientific and medical reasons why we need to do that, the government needs to step up and recognise the impact this may have on travel and look afresh at the support for the travel industry and those who might need it. ~ ., , , industry and those who might need it. ~ . , ., industry and those who might need it. what support would you like to see? the last _ it. what support would you like to see? the last time _ it. what support would you like to see? the last time we _ it. what support would you like to see? the last time we had - see? the last time we had predeparture _ see? the last time we had predeparture testing - see? the last time we had predeparture testing in - see? the last time we had . predeparture testing in place, furlough was still running, furlough could be brought back and a specific grant programme that those in the travel industry have been able to apply for so we are not asking for something broadbrush and sweeping, to stay forever, we recognise the government says these measures are meant to be temporary but i think their impact could be such that we will need to look at those measures being brought in because of the uncertainty over travel. ﬁre being brought in because of the uncertainty over travel. are there any avenues _ uncertainty over travel. are there any avenues of — uncertainty over travel. are there any avenues of conversation - uncertainty over travel. are there | any avenues of conversation open between you and the government on that? we between you and the government on
that? . , , ., ~ between you and the government on that? ~ , , ., ~ ., ., that? we speak to the government reuularl that? we speak to the government regularly and _ that? we speak to the government regularly and we — that? we speak to the government regularly and we have _ that? we speak to the government regularly and we have been - that? we speak to the government regularly and we have been asking| regularly and we have been asking for support for the sector for some time because travel was the most affected sector during the peak of the pandemic. we saw incomes fall by 90% during that time. this is not a sector that has a lot of money to fall back on and now these changes have come back in, it is a sector beginning to get back on its feet and now finding no doubt there will be a further drop in consumer confidence. so yes, we speak to the government of the time and we would like government to respond a bit more to what we have decided. where is customer — more to what we have decided. where is customer confidence _ more to what we have decided. where is customer confidence now, - more to what we have decided. where is customer confidence now, how - more to what we have decided. where is customer confidence now, how it. is customer confidence now, how it was christmas travel looking and is it too early to get a sense of whether people are thinking about cancelling plans had already made? it's certainly too early to see what the impact of this will be, albeit we know in the summer it was predeparture testing which was cited ljy predeparture testing which was cited by people as perhaps the main reason for not travelling. so you can tell with some confidence that the impact
will not be good. in terms of the announcement about pcr tests coming back to the uk, what we have seen last week was that people who had already booked was still prepared to go ahead but new bookings were starting to be affected. we do not have exact figures but we know it will not be good and that is why the government really need to speak to the travel industry and see what support can provide as a result of the measures it is bringing in. if no support is forthcoming what could things look like?— things look like? obviously, we need to look at how _ things look like? obviously, we need to look at how consumer _ things look like? obviously, we need to look at how consumer confidence l to look at how consumer confidence is affected overall but we have various people in the travel industry, especially some smaller players, who were affected greatly ljy players, who were affected greatly by events earlier this year. they do not have a lot of money to fall back on. what we might be looking at art morejob losses, redundancies, etc, let's not forget, i cannot think of
another business sector that has been affected by these temporary measures in this way. and that is what we really do have a special case to get some support, to avoid that kind of scenario.— the killing of arthur labinjo—hughes will be the subject of a national review in the hope of preventing similar cases in the future, the government has said. this morning, thejustice secretary dominic raab has said, "the prime minister made it clear that we want to see how social services liaise with the criminaljustice agencies, and what lessons we can learn". arthur's killers, emma tustin and thomas hughes, will also have their prison sentences reviewed by the attorney general following claims they were not long enough. the children's commissioner dame rachel de souza was asked what could have been done to help arthur, and said authorities must �*listen to children's voices�* and ensure they �*take decisive action' as the result of any inquiry. the life of a child is of inestimable value and his voice was not heard and that's where we need to start.
obviously there is a serious case review under way and we need to see what that says but we must take decisive action and now. my concern is that here we are, 20 years since this post was set up and we are still having these cases. there are two things that i think we absolutely have to do and do now. one is arthur raised concerns, he was not a baby, he was six years old, he raised concerns and the system did not hear him. we must listen to the voices of children. secondly, no doubt with these reviews and national reviews, it's right that they happen, they tend to make the same recommendations. my challenge to the system will be and this is what i have done, go look at the best places where social care is delivered, it's not a matter of system recommendations, it's a matter of delivery. when i go to the best places in this country, do you know what i see?
people inquisitive about children, i see managers asking the right questions. at least ia people have died and dozens have been injured on indonesia's java island after an active volcano erupted for the second time in months. indonesia sits on the ring of fire, a region around the pacific ocean that's susceptible to volcanos and earthquakes. the volcano — mount seemeru — has been in a state of near constant eruption for decades. sodaba haidare reports. a thick, giant volcanic ash cloud on indonesia's java island sneaking up on nearby villages. the debris and smoke so thick it turns day into night, blocking the sun and leaving panic—stricken residents in pitch darkness. the hot lava instantly causes huge destruction, its first casualty, a ioo—metre bridge connecting two areas in east java. the country's disaster mitigation agency says dozens of people have been injured,
including two pregnant women. distraught residents return to their homes, now submerged in cold lava. hundreds of other families and children forced to flee their villages, destroyed by the volcano, are taken to nearby shelters. translation: the people behind me who have been evacuated _ are local villagers. some of the villagers are being evacuated to public areas. at the moment, they need assistance, like daily necessities — food, drinks. we don't know how long they need to stay here. rescuers arrive at a village almost entirely destroyed by lava floods. they search for survivors. java's highest mountain at almost 4,000 metres, erupted at 3pm local time on saturday. the volcano has been in a state of near—constant eruption for decades. sitting on the ring of fire, a region around the pacific ocean, indonesia is prone to
volcanoes and earthquakes. in 2018, a volcano in the strait betweenjava and sumatra islands killed more than 400 people. sodaba haidare, bbc news. valdya baraputri has the latest from jakarta. the indonesian disaster mitigation agency has confirmed 13 people have died and dozens of others are injured and suffering from burns. meanwhile, they are still looking for one missing person and according to a local official, ten people are still trapped in their homes. meanwhile, 900 people from villages in the area are evacuated to mosques, school buildings, and village meeting halls, according to the local team, they have received enough basic needs such as clothing, food, first aid, and masks. they cannot take anything with them, their houses that are covered
with thick volcanic ash are beyond repair. and their livestock are killed by the eruption of this volcano. it had destroyed a bridge in the area that connects two regions and at least a couple of villages in the area are isolated. this makes it difficult to deliver aid to people that are isolated in those villages. but local officials hope as soon as the weather permits, the rescue and aid can be carried out by helicopter. how much of a warning did people have of what was happening? well, according to the indonesian vocanological survey, they had sent out an early warning on the 1st of december to local
government and officials. however, they also send out the same early warning, about 69 other active volcanoes in indonesia. so they said they had sent out the early warning and the local officials say according to the visibility on the ground, they said the early eruption shows no danger to the area at that time. on december the 1st. let's go back to our top story and the tightening of travel restrictions for those arriving in the uk. from tuesday, all arrivals will need a pre—departure covid test. the government says the measure is needed to slow the spread of the omicron variant. denis mcleanjoins me — he was due to go on holiday to tenerife
when we use supposed to be going? we when we use supposed to be going? - had booked it for the 27th of january, oversix had booked it for the 27th of january, over six weeks away, we still have to make a decision to cancel at least four weeks before the payment date.— cancel at least four weeks before the payment date. have you decided categorically — the payment date. have you decided categorically you _ the payment date. have you decided categorically you will _ the payment date. have you decided categorically you will cancel? - the payment date. have you decided categorically you will cancel? not. categorically you will cancel? not at the moment. _ categorically you will cancel? iirrt at the moment. the health secretary, grant shapps, said they would make a decision on the 18th, maybe things will change again so we really got up will change again so we really got up until the 18th and 28 days before the holiday is due to be paid for to make that decision. what the holiday is due to be paid for to make that decision.— make that decision. what are the factors that _ make that decision. what are the factors that you _ make that decision. what are the factors that you are _ make that decision. what are the factors that you are weighing - make that decision. what are the factors that you are weighing up, j factors that you are weighing up, what would make you cancel and what would make you decide to go anyway? i think a couple of things. the extra cost for the tests, when they announced we would have to have a pcr test on the way back with let's say, two days, i said, that is manageable but now they want you to do another 148 hours before you
return and it's just the extra cost and to be honest, a lot of it is the uncertainty. you go on holiday and something changes dramatically, again, my partner, she would have to self isolate on the way back for four days, that's a loss of pay, she does not get paid. hour four days, that's a loss of pay, she does not get paid.— four days, that's a loss of pay, she does not get paid. how do you feel about this? — does not get paid. how do you feel about this? we _ does not get paid. how do you feel about this? we have _ does not get paid. how do you feel about this? we have waited - does not get paid. how do you feel about this? we have waited over . does not get paid. how do you feel l about this? we have waited over two ears to about this? we have waited over two years to have — about this? we have waited over two years to have another _ about this? we have waited over two years to have another holiday - about this? we have waited over two years to have another holiday and . about this? we have waited over two years to have another holiday and i l years to have another holiday and i know there is more important things in life but we gave them up during the pandemic because that's what you had to do. as things were easing, we thought, ok, we can maybe go ahead and book things, it's looking pretty good and sure, variants come along and we have to tackle that but i don't think people have got certainty and it's a shame. hour don't think people have got certainty and it's a shame. how does it make you — certainty and it's a shame. how does it make you feel, _ certainty and it's a shame. how does it make you feel, going _ certainty and it's a shame. how does it make you feel, going forward, - certainty and it's a shame. how does it make you feel, going forward, in l it make you feel, going forward, in terms of planning stuff because so many people talk about that uncertainty. not being able to actually bang something until it
actually bang something until it actually happens. i actually bang something until it actually happens.— actually happens. i think that's true. if actually happens. i think that's true- if we _ actually happens. i think that's true. if we do _ actually happens. i think that's true. if we do have _ actually happens. i think that's true. if we do have to - actually happens. i think that's true. if we do have to cancel, l actually happens. i think that's - true. if we do have to cancel, when would we be able to make another decision to have another holiday type thing? for some people it's the money, for some people it's time, some people it's being able to book leave again. my partner would have to cancel leave and try and rebook some other time. myself, to cancel leave and try and rebook some othertime. myself, i to cancel leave and try and rebook some other time. myself, i am to cancel leave and try and rebook some other time. myself, iam more fortunate, i am leaving myjob, retiring, basically, in a couple of weeks so i am free at the moment to make any booking i want but then my partner, she has got to start arranging leave again. dennis, thank ou for arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining _ arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining us _ arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining us and _ arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining us and i _ arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining us and i hope - arranging leave again. dennis, thank you forjoining us and i hope you - you forjoining us and i hope you get away at some point!- you forjoining us and i hope you get away at some point! thank you. ho efull , get away at some point! thank you. hopefully. fingers _ get away at some point! thank you. hopefully, fingers crossed. - get away at some point! thank you. hopefully, fingers crossed. thank i hopefully, fingers crossed. thank you. the headlines on bbc news... the uk becomes the latest country to tighten its travel rules — as the omicron variant spreads. from tuesday, all arrivals will need
a pre—departure covid test. a major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of arthur labinjo—hughes has been launched by the government — the children's commissioner for england says change must come. pope francis is visiting a migrant camp on the greek island of lesbos — as he seeks to highlight the plight of refugees. the pope has been meeting refugees on the island of lesbos and touring a temporary reception centre there that was set up after the well—known moria camp burned down last year. it's the second time the pope has visited the island in five years. during sunday's visit he spoke about the plight of migrants and urged people to treat them with compassion. translation: those who are afraid of you have never looked... have never looked you in the eye. those who are afraid of you have never seen your faces. never seen your children. those people forget that migration is not a problem of the middle east. not a problem of north africa.
not a problem of europe and of grease. it is a problem of the world. yes, it is a problem of the whole world. a humanitarian crisis affecting everyone. our correspondent fergal keane is in lesbos where he's following the pope's visit. the pope came here with a profound message of how refugees are treated. treated with humanity, nothing can be gained from building walls but nothing has changed since he visited in 2016. we live in a europe where offences have gone up, push backs of migrants on land and at sea including here from the island of lesbos has become commonplace. from croatian to hungary to the english channel, there are continuing
stories of refugees in distress. what pope francis wanted to do here today was to focus not just the attention of greek authorities or indeed the european union but global attention on the problems that face refugees. calling for an end to what he has long complained about, a culture of selfishness and self interest, individualism and asking for people once again to look at a much larger context. however, the truth is in europe especially, attitudes have hardened and that is reflected in the push backs, the fences that we have seen going up. it is hard to see anywhere right now, a coherent political vision to tackle this problem. the uk business secretary, kwasi kwarteng, has criticised the failure to reconnect thousands of homes which have been without power for nine days. the energy networks association estimates that about 4,000 properties are still affected following storm arwen. some people say they've
been told they won't be reconnected until wednesday. mr kwarteng has been visiting those affected in bishop auckland in county durham. meanwhile, army troops will continue to support residents in remote areas. we a cce pt we accept this is totally unacceptable and wrong for people to be of power for such a long time and thatis be of power for such a long time and that is why i am here, to make sure we get people back on as quickly as possible. 99.5% of people are back on but those having to put up with this, it is unacceptable. meanwhile army troops will continue to support residents in remote areas. mark mcalindon sent this report from northumberland. on saturday, royal artillery troops arrived at the west hartford fire station near cramlington to be briefed on battle plans of an unfamiliar kind. we're a very flexible organisation. we're trained and prepared for a range of tasks, um, be it abroad or at home. and, in this case, you know, in this period of goodwill, what better... what more rewarding task could there be than, you know, providing support and comfort to our local towns and villages? here to meet them was the mp for the enormous berwick—on—tweed constituency, where many have endured more than a week without power.
these are very unusual events. and what we need to make sure is that when and if they do happen, that the ability to look after those most vulnerable who need it whilst the repairs are made is the critical part. in rothbury, small detachments collected supplies to take to remote and single households. from there, it was into the hills that surround the town, going door to door where evidence of the power of last week's storm is still visible. this is just a small part of a deployment of around 80 troops who've fanned out across remote parts of northumberland today, checking on some of the last households without power that people are ok. in the hamlet of yetlington, we find one woman, though, who's struggling to cope. it's terrible. it's awful. have you been told when your power will be restored? wednesday. next wednesday? wednesday coming, hopefully. can you cope until next wednesday? i'll have to.
we're into eight days and possibly for some heading into nine days. there's a lot of strong people that live round here. quite resilient communities. we experience a lot of harsh winters, and we've had a lot of other disasters. but i think the strain for some is beginning to show. so, the wait for power goes on. but stephen bridgitte says accommodation can be provided for those who want it. mark mcalindon, bbc news. the duke of cambridge has revealed the impact that dealing with life and death moments had on him while he was an air ambulance pilot. prince william served as a pilot in the east anglian air ambulance for two years and said the intensity of the job meant he felt he was "taking home people's trauma and sadness". in an audio recording for apple, which the prince made while walking through the queen's sandringham estate, he also shared the "treasured memory" of his mother, princess diana, singing tina turner "at the top of her voice" while doing the school run. four friends who are also dancers at the nupur arts dance academy in leicester have all won
parts in a hollywood blockbuster. they responded to an advert for bollywood dancers and found themselves in the latest marvel movie — "eternals". heidi booth went to meet them. a show—stopping slice of bollywood thanks to some hard work from leicester. shreya, nidi, and sanjay have danced their way into a massive hollywood blockbuster. being on set and being around these people, that's something i hadn't really experienced on that scale ever before. so, for me, as a dancer, to get that chance to be a part of something that i love watching so much... like, if someone told me you're going to be in a marvel movie doing bollywood dancing, i would never have believed it. it's unreal. the friends responded to an advert looking for professional south asian dancers. they had no idea it was for a marvel film until they got to the auditions. once we found out it was marvel, it was just the thrill of knowing we're going to be in a marvel movie.
all four of us that auditioned, got the role, it wasjust insane. an insane feeling, the excitement on the way back, we were all in the carjourney on the way back knowing that this is actually reality now. they are among 51 south asian bollywood dancers who feature in the new eternals movie alongside lead actor kumail nanjiani. cut! ok, everyone. that was good. it was amazing, such a good experience. it was nice to be able to share that set and the stage and the experience with so many other dancers. this is the first time this i many south asian dancers british south asian dancers have been in a hollywood movie this big — it is marvel, we made it. in the mcu, we really did make history and this isjust the beginning. | i'm really excited to see what comes out of it. i with the film now in cinemas, they can finally shout about being part of such a huge moment. everyone was so excited when that could finally happen.
well worth the wait. it was so monumental. and, you know, kumail nanjiani who we were working with, was constantly reminding us that this is such a big step forward for south asians around the world. and, you know, we get to be the ones who represent that culture and bring it to the big screen. heidi booth, bbc news, leicester. you are watching bbc news. hundreds of people have attended a vigil for ava white, the 12—year—old girl who was fatally stabbed in the centre of liverpool last month. ava was with friends for the christmas lights switch—on when she was attacked ten days ago. her family were among those who gathered to remember her. josh parry was there. she was just a child, a 12—year—old girl out with friends to see a christmas lights switch on when she was stabbed to death. another child charged with her murder.
we'll need stick together and eradicate this heartbreaking issue. her death has left liverpool reeling but last night her family, friends, classmates and hundreds of others took a moment to pause and remember her, braving the wind, the rain and the cold to pay tribute to a life lost too soon. i just could not sit back and do nothing. ijust wanted her family to know that everyone is there for them and the city is behind them and the city is there for them. i had to put this together simply to show her family that we are all here and to give them more strength and send them home tonight knowing that that is for our ava, our baby girl. every day since her death tributes have been left here for ava, flowers, teddies, messages and perhaps most poignantly school ties from her classmates. i've watched ava grow grow up from a child. and how are you feeling? absolutely devastated. it is the worst nightmare of a parent. ijust can't...
there are no words for how we are feeling right now. and the whole city, like, traumatised the city, overwhelming. i can't believe... we should not even be standing here right now. we have just lost a 12—year—old girl. all i can say is we need to put down knives. at wednesday's derby the city's football clubs came together to hold a minute's applause for ava and to send a message to those who carry knives. a message that was last night amplified by people hoping an attack like this never happens again. but fearful that it might. tragically, we have had a 12—year—old girl taken away from us. we need to start standing up. when does this end? now it is 12, is it going to be an eight—year—old? a six—year—old? i didn't ever think it would happen to a 12—year—old girl, but do we know it is coming to a younger child? 100% because younger kids are bringing knives out.
we are seeing it. it used to be 18—year—olds, then 16—year—olds, then sneaking into schools and now it is in junior schools. it is a pandemic. people may think it is lies but it is not, 18% of kids between the age of 15 and 20 are carrying knives in certain areas in liverpool and it is terrifying. it needs to be stopped and it's getting worse. we need to send a message to the public. the knife crime issue's out there. as parents, if you have a problem, send us a message, we are here to help. it is massively important just to get the word across and just try and bring liverpool back to normal, i suppose. right now everybody is shaken by it, it is terrifying. so scary. 12 years old, it isi shocking, isn't it? just unbelievable, poor little girl. i think it has touched everyone, to be honest. it's amazing to see how the whole
city has come together, you know, for ava. on friday, ava's dad paid tribute, saying her family has been left completely devastated and heartbroken. and last night it was clear the city of liverpool felt the same. josh parry, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. hello, again. we've got an east—west split with our weather patterns, today. certainly for eastern england, there's going to be quite a lot of cloud and some patchy outbreaks of rain. the rain tending to break up a little bit later on, so it might turn a bit brighterfor a time. rain easing across eastern scotland. any showers clearing elsewhere to give long spells of sunshine. the best of it across these western areas. quite a range of temperatures, but for the most part it's around 6—8 degrees for our highs today. overnight tonight, it turns chilly for a time with some patches of frost developing ahead of this weather front that will then move in off the atlantic.