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with that high pressure, some time. with that high pressure, it looks like it's going to be dry, there will be a lot of cloud around, always the chance of some mist and fog and it will turn a little colder later in the week. this is bbc news with me, ben brown. the headlines at five. big queues as people wait to get their covid booster shot after the prime minister warned the omicron variant is spreading more rapidly than any other, and confirms the first death in the uk of a patient with the variant. the idea that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, i think that's something we need to set on one side and just recognise the sheer pace at which it accelerates through the population. but high demand for lateral flow kits and booster appointments overwhelm the government's online systems. rescue teams search for survivors after tornadoes hit the us. almost 100 people have died. a report finds half
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of families in the uk have seen their disposable incomes shrink in the last two years. i wish i was older so i could pay the bills with her. and the 2022 edition of the golden globes will not be broadcast on nbc — as the television network dropped the show following a backlash over diversity. good afternoon. the health secretary sajid javid says the omicron variant of coronavirus now accounts for 20% of all new cases. he called it a race between virus and vaccine, saying no variant before had spread as quickly. in london, omicron is expected to become the dominant strain as early as tomorrow.
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the prime minister says at least one person has now died in the uk with the new omicron variant of coronavirus. meanwhile, there have been long queues at vaccination centres after the prime minister announced the ramping up of its booster programme to offer everyone over the age of 18 a jab by the end of the month in england. mrjavid said in future, people would need a boosterjab to get into large venues. the nhs website for booking a shot in england has been overwhelmed and the government's online service for ordering rapid tests has been suspended because of high demand. our health correspondent, dominic hughes, reports. the race between the virus and the vaccine has intensified once again. and, at a vaccination clinic in central london this morning, some sobering news from the prime minister. sadly, at least one patient has now been confirmed to have died with omicron. so, i think the idea
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that this is somehow a milder version of the virus, i think that's something we need to set on one side. in stockport, greater manchester, this walk—in centre has seen steady business, particularly as concerns grow around the omicron variant. all the time, we feel like we are getting more it does feel we've had queues around the building. so, there's a definite energy and demand. and that's people coming for their first jabs, second jabs and their boosters. there's still lots we don't know about this new variant. but one thing is clear, and that's vaccines remain our best defence against developing serious illness. against developing serious illness, and that's why it's as important as ever to get jabs into as many arms as quickly as possible. now the booster programme has been expanded, offering jabs to all eligible over—18s by the end of the month, a significant challenge for an already hard—pressed health service. if that offer of a booster
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was translated into actually delivering the jab, it would mean giving 1 million doses a day, every day, until the end of the year. at the moment, about 500,000 are being given a day. so, ramping up the programme will come at a cost, with other non—covid related health care being put off. reports are emerging of a shortage of lateral flow tests, with those trying to order them online being told no home testing kits are available. problems, too, with the website for booking boosters in england. high demand means the site is crashing, and people are advised to try again later or tomorrow. and in hospitals, where staff are already under pressure, there's real anxiety over what the next few weeks may bring, particularly for those patients that need high levels of care. l it's awful — you feel like you're i giving them a third world service. we have people who need an intensive care bed - after their operation, _ which we can't do, because the beds are either full of covid . patients or full of people we can't get a ward - bed for, because there's no capacity in the hospital.
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long queues outside vaccination centres, booking websites crashing because of massive demand. these are all signs the message on the importance of boosters is getting through. now it's a question of getting those jabs into arms. dominic hughes, bbc news. earlier, we spoke to our medical editor, fergus walsh, who gave us this update on the spread of the omicron variant. in london, it now makes up about 40% of all cases. the prime minister said it would probably make up the majority by tomorrow. by the end of the week, omicron should be the dominant source of all cases in the uk, completely taking overfrom delta. that's because it's spreading so fast. it's doubling every two or three days. that's faster than any previous variant. so, that means we could be heading for 100,000, maybe 200,000 cases a day by the end of the month, maybe sooner. and if that keeps on doubling,
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at some point that curve will start to bend. we've had one death confirmed. obviously, that's a tragedy for the family involved, but it tells us very little useful about the level of threat we face from omicron. but even if it is generally a milder illness than we get from delta, because so many people have got some level of immunity, if we get a massive spike in cases, it still will result, potentially, in a lot of people in hospital. but we won't have the full detail on that threat for a few weeks, which is why the booster programme is so important, because it will give protection against infection and should give very strong protection against severe illness. in the last hour the health secretary sajid javid has been outlining the importance
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of the booster programme. i'm not going to pretend this is a enough — i'm not going to pretend this is a enough to— i'm not going to pretend this is a enough to see us through. because of the threat _ enough to see us through. because of the threat of omicron, we are moving to plan _ the threat of omicron, we are moving to plan b— the threat of omicron, we are moving to plan b and — the threat of omicron, we are moving to plan b and england subject to the will of— to plan b and england subject to the will of this— to plan b and england subject to the will of this house. meaning that we must use _ will of this house. meaning that we must use face coverings in indoor public— must use face coverings in indoor public places, people should work from home if they can and from wednesday, again, subject to this house. _ wednesday, again, subject to this house. wilt— wednesday, again, subject to this house, will need to show a negative taterat— house, will need to show a negative lateral flow — house, will need to show a negative lateral flow test to get into nightclubs and large events with an exemption for the double vaccinated. once att— exemption for the double vaccinated. once all adults have at a reasonable chance _ once all adults have at a reasonable chance to _ once all adults have at a reasonable chance to get their boosterjab, we intend to _ chance to get their boosterjab, we intend to change this objection to require _ intend to change this objection to require a — intend to change this objection to require a booster dose. let�*s intend to change this objection to intend to change this ob'ection to require a booster dose. let's bring ou require a booster dose. let's bring you un-to-date — require a booster dose. let's bring you up-to-date with _ require a booster dose. let's bring you up-to-date with the _ require a booster dose. let's bring you up-to-date with the latest - you up—to—date with the latest figures. there've been further 54,606 he won cases. 38 more people have died. over 23 and a half
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million people have now had their boosterjab or third dose of the vaccine. that's around 41% of the population aged 12 and over. our political correspondent, iain watson, is in westminster. so, the government have made a lot of how they are ramping up the vaccine programme, but what about restrictions? but the prime minister was asked whether he could rule out further restrictions?— further restrictions? that's right. he tried to _ further restrictions? that's right. he tried to reassure _ further restrictions? that's right. he tried to reassure people - further restrictions? that's right. he tried to reassure people that l he tried to reassure people that christmas wouldn't be cancelled. he said the existing steps we have at the moment in his view was the right approach. that's plan b. those restrictions are along this booster campaign. sajid javid suggested we could be facing a dramatic increase in the number of people who have been going in the hospitalfrom covid, one in five cases of omicron and england. almost half in london.
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that would account for the majority in cases. so, there's that message coming from the government and scepticism. seeking assurances he didn't get to from the government that should be any further restrictions, and mps will have a say over that. don't forget parliament is into recess at the —— into the week. there will be votes. a former cabinet minister said one of her constituents was fearful of what she called incoherent and intrusive measures by the government than there were of covid. i think that's a little preview of some of the sense we will get on the conservative benches tomorrow. thank ou ve conservative benches tomorrow. thank you very much- —
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conservative benches tomorrow. thank you very much. that's _ conservative benches tomorrow. thank you very much. that's iain _ conservative benches tomorrow. thank you very much. that's iain watson. let's talk to our correspondent andrew plant, who's been with people queueing for up to three hours to get a vaccine in hungerford in berkshire. some of them have been waiting a long time, haven't they? they have been. i long time, haven't they? they have been- i think _ long time, haven't they? they have been. i think the _ long time, haven't they? they have been. i think the scenes _ long time, haven't they? they have been. i think the scenes we've - long time, haven't they? they have| been. i think the scenes we've seen have been replicated by the sounds of a walk—in centre right across the country as people respond to that speech and try to get their booster is as soon as possible. there were queues snaking around the block. they were going around all four edges. this is a walk—in open until seven o'clock, but they had to close the walk—in section at two o'clock because they figured they had five hours worth of cueing. this is right at the end of a half hour wait. most of them have been out here for more than four hours, and there's been intermingled drizzle. there has been
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evidence of other demand, people trying to put their appointments on the nhs website, lots of people finding it crashing. some people told me when they did get in, there was a virtual queue in front of them saying there were 15,000 people ahead of them. the advice there is to try again tomorrow. more appointments coming all the time and do walk—in centres coming online as well. that's a meet that very ambitious target of giving boosters to more than 1 ambitious target of giving boosters to more than1 million people every single day between now and the start of next year if they want to hit those targets. there were other problems with lateral flow test before the familiar... you can go to the government website. normally turning up at your door a day or two later, but people going onto that website and being told there were not available. we're told there is not available. we're told there is no supply issue. the issue was distribution and the advice is
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exactly the same height and weight because it's too many people trying at the same time. —— —. people get into the end of that queue, it is a slightly warmer than normal, but people are pretty freezing. i haven't seen a single person term around. �* ., ~ haven't seen a single person term around. �* ., ,, i. , . stjohn's ambulance is asking all volunteers who helped during the pandemic to come back and get behind its effort to deliver booster vaccinations. the charity recruited and trained almost 30,000 vaccination volunteers, including 20,000 vaccinators, between november and march. let's talk to adam williams, its head of community operations. thank you for being with us. as the army ready to go again to vaccinate people the booster?— army ready to go again to vaccinate people the booster? absolutely. we believe we deliver _
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people the booster? absolutely. we believe we deliver an _ people the booster? absolutely. we believe we deliver an outstanding i believe we deliver an outstanding amount of vaccines this year. we still have that army of highly trained professional volunteers. now i think more than ever, we need those volunteers to step forward to volunteer their time, and our existing volunteers will be going above and beyond to support the nhs which is extremely busy.— which is extremely busy. professor jonathan which is extremely busy. professor jonathan van _ which is extremely busy. professor jonathan van tam, _ which is extremely busy. professor jonathan van tam, he's _ which is extremely busy. professor jonathan van tam, he's written - which is extremely busy. professor jonathan van tam, he's written to | jonathan van tam, he's written to st. john's volunteers and said they were part of the achievement. it's going to be a herculean effort, he says. it really is to vaccinate 1 million people a day. it’s says. it really is to vaccinate 1 million people a day. it's going to be a hue million people a day. it's going to be a huge challenge, _ million people a day. it's going to be a huge challenge, but - million people a day. it's going to be a huge challenge, but i'm - million people a day. it's going to l be a huge challenge, but i'm really passionate that this con is such a huge amount to the health sector. we already have volunteers who have
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provided... once again, our volunteers are stepping forward. willie will be —— we will be asking them to maybe do more shifts, but we know if we don't step forward now, it will get even more difficult. i'm really proud of our vaccine volunteers. we urge them to come forward if they�* re volunteers. we urge them to come forward if they're available and booked a shift. i forward if they're available and booked a shift.— forward if they're available and booked a shift. i suppose a more come forward, _ booked a shift. i suppose a more come forward, the _ booked a shift. i suppose a more come forward, the more - booked a shift. i suppose a more| come forward, the more pressure booked a shift. i suppose a more i come forward, the more pressure it takes off the professionals. it does. ourvolunteers takes off the professionals. it does. our volunteers see quite a high level of training. our volunteers go through training with ministers... to people coming forward. after they've had the vaccine to make sure they feel ok. it's truly a team effort, we are
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proud to be part of it. we will absolutely step up and meet this challenge is. absolutely step up and meet this challenge ia— challenge is. really good luck to ou. challenge is. really good luck to you- thank _ challenge is. really good luck to you- thank you _ challenge is. really good luck to you. thank you so _ challenge is. really good luck to you. thank you so much - challenge is. really good luck to you. thank you so much for- challenge is. really good luck to l you. thank you so much for taking time to talk to us, adam williams. the headlines on bbc news... big queues as people wait to get their covid booster shot after the prime minister warned that omicron is spreading more rapidly than any other variant. high demand for lateral flow kits and booster appointments overwhelm the government's online systems. a report finds half of families in the uk have seen their disposable incomes shrink in the last two years. voters in north shropshire go to the polls in a by—election on thursday. that's the constituency which was previously
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held by owen paterson. martine croxall is there for us in oswestry. good evening to you. ignore the rains and look at the lights. we've been speaking to candidates, 14 in total, standing in the by—election. owen patterson resigned. the conservative counted it is... i'm joined now by the conservative candidate, neil shastri—hurst. thank you very much forjoining us. how do you answer on the door step of the anger the people are feeling about the investigations? the prime minister has — about the investigations? the prime minister has been _ about the investigations? the prime minister has been absolutely - about the investigations? the prime minister has been absolutely clear. about the investigations? the prime minister has been absolutely clear - j minister has been absolutely clear — there will be an investigation. if there will be an investigation. if there has been misconduct... i share there has been misconduct... i share
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the anger people. i went back onto the anger people. i went back onto the covid front line the pandemic broke out. i've seen how hard my colleagues have worked, i've seen how hard it's been on patients and theirfamilies, and i myself was lockdown last christmas so it's vital people follow the rules. and get there booster now. what about the sleaze allegations? _ get there booster now. what about the sleaze allegations? we've - get there booster now. what about the sleaze allegations? we've just| the sleaze allegations? we've just said that mr patterson resigned because he broke lobbying rules. where do you stand on taking a second job? where do you stand on taking a secondjob? i’are where do you stand on taking a second job?— where do you stand on taking a second job? second “ob? i've been absolutely clear, i second job? i've been absolutely clear. i won't _ second job? i've been absolutely clear, i won't be _ second job? i've been absolutely clear, i won't be having - second job? i've been absolutely clear, i won't be having a - second job? i've been absolutely clear, i won't be having a second job. i think in the first class accessible accountable member of parliament is a full—time job. maw; parliament is a full-time 'ob. many ofthe parliament is a full-time 'ob. many of the candidates h parliament is a full-time 'ob. many of the candidates who _ parliament is a full-time job. many of the candidates who are - parliament is a full—time job. many of the candidates who are standing are local. they've lived here all their lives and have been counsellors, you're a man who was born in birmingham. how much of a disadvantage is that when so many others are local?— others are local? firstly, candidates _
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others are local? firstly, candidates may - others are local? firstly, candidates may have - others are local? firstly, l candidates may have lived others are local? firstly, - candidates may have lived here slightly longer than i have. but what i think it is really important is having a member of parliament with the skills to fight on behalf of people here in north shropshire. i've made a cast iron guarantee. my son george will be brought up here, and i think my experience in the nhs and i think my experience in the nhs and the army and as a barrister advocate on behalf of clients. maw; advocate on behalf of clients. many --eole advocate on behalf of clients. many people have — advocate on behalf of clients. many people have told — advocate on behalf of clients. many people have told us _ advocate on behalf of clients. many people have told us that _ advocate on behalf of clients. many people have told us that some of the issues that you've alluded to are very long—standing. they weren't sold by the previous conservative mp. this has been held by conservatives for nearly 200 years. why would you as another conservative make any difference at all? i conservative make any difference at all? ~ ., �* , conservative make any difference at all? ~' . �*, . , conservative make any difference at all? ~ . �*, ., , ., all? i think what's really important is lookin: all? i think what's really important is looking at _ all? i think what's really important is looking at my — all? i think what's really important is looking at my background. - all? i think what's really important is looking at my background. i've i is looking at my background. i've beenin is looking at my background. i've been in the nhs, i understand the challenges that face that. i won't give... i can't say there's a similar bullet, but we need someone who could work with other stakeholders and deliver further people in north shropshire. it's
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about good quality care. i think my experience is will help.— experience is will help. we're very . lad experience is will help. we're very glad you've _ experience is will help. we're very glad you've come _ experience is will help. we're very glad you've come to _ experience is will help. we're very glad you've come to talk— experience is will help. we're very glad you've come to talk to - experience is will help. we're very glad you've come to talk to us, . experience is will help. we're very | glad you've come to talk to us, but some newspaper are suggesting you have not done much media. why is that? i have not done much media. why is that? 4' have not done much media. why is that? ~ ., �* , have not done much media. why is that? ~ ., a ., , that? i think that's categorically untrue. that? i think that's categorically untrue- i've _ that? i think that's categorically untrue. i've done _ that? i think that's categorically untrue. i've done numerous - that? i think that's categorically - untrue. i've done numerous newspaper and tv interviews, so i'm afraid sometimes what's reported in the press isn't entirely accurate. heii press isn't entirely accurate. neil shastri-hurst, _ press isn't entirely accurate. neil shastri—hurst, thank you very much for talking to us. neil shastri—hurst is going to be on the ballot paper along with 13 other names. we have spoken already to helen morgan, the liberal democrat candidate. you can hear her interview after eight o'clock. we are going to be hearing from the liver democrat
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candidate. there are a total of 14 candidates standing in the north shropshire by—election. here's a full list of them now. and you can find more details about the by—election on our website — bbc.co.uk/news. let me bring you some breaking news. we have heard in the last few minutes that the american citizen anne sacoolas is going to face criminal proceeding here in the uk, charged with causing the death of the teenager harry done by dangerous driving. 44—year—old anne sacoolas is accused of killing harry dunn in a road crash outside the american military base in northamptonshire in 2019. the case it will be hared at westminster magistrate court on january the 18th of us thought this is from the crown prosecution
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service and it's understood she will appear via video link, so an and went to the united states from the uk is going to appear via video link. she had diplomatic immunity asserted on her behalf by the american government following that collision two years ago. she was able to leave the uk 19 days later. the crown prosecution causing harry dunn's death by dangerous driving. they reach that in 19, and she will face those proceedings at westminster magistrate court next month. a bit of reaction from harry dunn's mother, charlotte, who said she and herfamily mother, charlotte, who said she and her family feel very emotional after
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hearing that news, and overwhelmed having learned the news. it's all that they asked for, following harry's death. rescue teams are still searching for survivors of the wave of tornadoes, that hit parts of the of the wave of tornadoes that hit parts of the united states on friday, killing at least 94 people. there are fears the death toll could rise. presidentjoe biden has called it "one of the largest" storms in american history, and has declared a majorfederal disaster in kentucky, the worst affected state. kentucky's govenor has told a press conference he is expecting more loss of life and levels of destruction. andy beshear, the governor of kentucky, has been speaking in the last hour, where he gave this update on the rescue operation. it may be weeks before we have final counts on both deaths and levels of destruction. we lost lives in at least eight
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counties and at least 18 counties suffered damage. as of this morning, our best account for confirmed deaths, the most accurate count we have as of this morning, are 64 kentuckians. remember, this is fluid and the numbers will change, and sometimes they have — thank god — gone down, other times, they've gone up. it breaks down as follows — 20 in graves, 13 in hopkins, 11 in muhlenberg... i think that's been reported as 12. we believe it is 11. 12 in warren, four in caldwell, one in marshall, one in taylor, one in fulton and one in lyon. undoubtedly, there will be more.
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we believe it'll certainly be above 70. that is the governor of the state of kentucky. i'm joined now by edward marlowe, reporter for a local radio channel in kentucky, wkdz. thank you so much for being with us. the loss of life is astonishing, perhaps 100 people or so who are unaccounted for. it's a really huge death toll. , , ., ~ unaccounted for. it's a really huge death toll. , , ., ,, , ., death toll. yes, it is. thank you for having _ death toll. yes, it is. thank you for having me. _ death toll. yes, it is. thank you for having me. about _ death toll. yes, it is. thank you for having me. about 25 - death toll. yes, it is. thank you | for having me. about 25 minutes death toll. yes, it is. thank you - for having me. about 25 minutes ago, the national weather service office confirmed a 65th death, and it's the second death that is in marshall county, so it's a situation that is constantly evolving. as they continue to work through some of the
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rubble and some of the destruction that occurred in western kentucky. are the teams at all optimistic of finding any survivors? i are the teams at all optimistic of finding any survivors?— finding any survivors? i think in certain cities, _ finding any survivors? i think in certain cities, especially - finding any survivors? i think in certain cities, especially the . certain cities, especially the mayfield area and dawson springs area, i think they're hopeful and expecting to find some survivors. i know the mayfield consumer, the candle plant there, they only found... they have not had a wide education since 330 saturday morning. they are hopeful someone is trapped in the rubble. we're approaching 48 hours after touchdown for these tornadoes in certain areas, so it'sjust a matter of time. i can say the warning systems in place were extremely effective. we've already seen several stories come out of mayfield and dawson springs where people basically tied themselves to pipes and things like
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that in their basements to survive and stay attached to their foundations. i'm sure that we will see some uplifting stories during that time, but fema is on the ground right now with their search and rescue units. they're going to, governor beshear reported this morning they will have to search the entire field in western kentucky for some of these unaccounted for. but it does need to be noted that ceuphone it does need to be noted that cellphone service is quickly returning ns communications and start to develop over the next few days, people may be located as time goes on. days, people may be located as time noes on. ., . ., ., , goes on. how much warning of this tornado was _ goes on. how much warning of this tornado was there _ goes on. how much warning of this tornado was there in _ goes on. how much warning of this tornado was there in kentucky? - tornado was there in kentucky? because i know, i think there have been some incidents of that candle factory where people were still working despite the warnings of. i working despite the warnings of. i can tell you that throughout the entire week, we knew from the national weather service at the local... all three levels, of the
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national weather service, we knew there was a significant weather event that was very likely going to hit the western kentucky area. the tornado, this storm system that created four tornadoes in western kentucky, two of the tornadoes is fast through the heart of western kentucky —— past. they were heavenly warned. —— heavily. it came from jonesboro arkansas. as far as... it was a very hectic evening. callaway county, nearby mayfield, was warned a couple of times in these situations, and that's where i lived with my wife. we actually were warned of the tornado and it never even entered the callaway county area, so as far as a warning system is concerned, the national weather service, localsix, local
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is concerned, the national weather service, local six, local stations that stayed on air, they were abreast on the situation. as far as actual warnings were concerned, at least 90 minutes ahead of time that it devastating storm was headed in this direction.— this direction. very briefly, has there been _ this direction. very briefly, has there been anything _ this direction. very briefly, has there been anything like - this direction. very briefly, has there been anything like this i this direction. very briefly, has there been anything like this in living memory in kentucky? iris. there been anything like this in living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst — living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst event _ living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst event in _ living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst event in the _ living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst event in the state - living memory in kentucky? no, this is the worst event in the state of- is the worst event in the state of kentucky as far as weather events are concerned. i can say in 2009, a significant ice storm hit in december, but i don't think it necessarily caused so much damage. there wasn't this much loss of life. this has been reported as the most devastating storm in the history of kentucky. devastating storm in the history of kentuc . ., ~ devastating storm in the history of kentuc . ., ,, , ., devastating storm in the history of kentuc . . ~' , ., , devastating storm in the history of kentuc . ., ,, , . ., kentucky. thank you very much for that update- _ kentucky. thank you very much for that update. that's _ kentucky. thank you very much for that update. that's edward - kentucky. thank you very much for. that update. that's edward marlowe, from wkdz in kentucky. take a look at the weather with thomas shaffer and there could be more severe weather
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in the area having in the next 2 or 3 days. it is calm there right now, which is good news. this is what it looks like right now. there's some rain around across northern parts. big temperature contrast between scotland and the south. that's because the weather front is moving across the uk. south of it with cloud and rain, and as that colder airfilters in across cloud and rain, and as that colder air filters in across the uk, cloud and rain, and as that colder airfilters in across the uk, we'll see mist and fog forming across northern england, the midlands, northern wells by early tuesday morning. you can see that contrast, around double figures in south of the country. here's the forecast for tomorrow, and i think overall, it will be a mostly cloudy picture across the uk. a little bit of rain affecting the far northwest, temperatures generally speaking
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above the average for the time of year. in the south, around 11 or 12. i think it's relatively quiet around our shores. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: big queues as people wait to get their covid booster shot after the prime minister warned that omicron is spreading more rapidly than any other variant— and confirms the first death in the uk of a patient with the variant. but high demand for lateral flow kits and booster appointments overwhelm the government's online systems. rescue teams search for survivors after tornadoes hit the us — almost a hundred people have died. a report finds half of families in the uk have seen their disposable incomes shrink
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in the last two years. and — this year's golden globe nominees are announced — but after months of controversy over a lack of diversity — will hollywood shun the awards? sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre. they have managed to concoct some fairly significant chaos this afternoon. we've had two goes at the champions league last 16 draw today. the first one was declared void because of mistakes made that uefa blamed on a software problem. so they redid it this afternoon. there's one tie that is the same as the first attempt.
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that's holders chelsea against lille while the other english teams will face different opponents. liverpool will play inter milan. manchester city against sporting. and manchester united are taking on atletico madrid. and it was united who were at the centre of the problems with the first draw the second drawer that came out was villareal and delay later announced villa real and delay later announced they had villareal and delay later announced they had seven potential opponents but actually they only had six because manchester united could not play against them because they have beenin play against them because they have been in the same group, lo and behold, six balls went into the pop and into the next pot and it was established after looking back that's when atletico made the ash atletico madrid withdraw the ball for liverpool who could not be drawn against atletico my dread because they had been in the same group had been put in at a potential opponents and manchester united who could be
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potential opponents had not been put in and then all this came about on social media, it may fight to have an investigation and promptly declared that the software was to blame and that is why we had ended up blame and that is why we had ended up with another draw. thea;r blame and that is why we had ended up with another draw.— up with another draw. they had a bus da up with another draw. they had a busy day because _ up with another draw. they had a busy day because that _ up with another draw. they had a busy day because that was - up with another draw. they had a busy day because that was one i up with another draw. they had aj busy day because that was one of only three draws. the other did not have any of the same problems. this is the one for the europa league knockout round play offs. rangers have drawn borussia dortmund while barcelona against napoli is the pick of those 8 ties. the winners willjoin west ham who are already in the last 16 after winning their group. in the europa conference league leicester will play danish side randers. celtic are taking on norweigan champions bodo/glimt. and either tottenham or vitesse will play rapid vienna. we'll know spurs�* fate after uefa decide what to do after their final group game was cancelled for covid reasons.
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meanwhile manchester united say they're unsure if it's safe for their premier league game with brentford tomorrow to go ahead after they shut down their training ground. they've done so for 24 hours to minimise risk of further infections after those who returned positive covid tests among their players and staff the morning after their win at norwich have had them confirmed with pcr tests today. the club say the team whon't travel down to london until the outcome of discussions with the premier league is known. it's emerged that lewis hamilton claimed that the abu dhabi grand prix had been manipulated. he lost it... and the world title... with max verstappen's overtake on the final lap... after which hamilton said on a radio message �*this has been manipulated, man'. his mercedes team appealed the result... and those protests were rejected... but may well still be appealed further. hamilton had previously appeared magnanimous in his post—race interviews.
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there needs to be clarity going forward. we cannot have debates and stewards having to look at several hours after champion flag has fallen. it is unsavory overall for everybody on what has been a fantastic championship. the reality is both a sum him up and deserve this title because they have been exceptional and better than the rest and someone had to lose out but it's the manner in which it happened in the manner in which it happened in the last lap that leave a lot of people disillusioned. us open winner emma raducanu has tested positive for covid—19 — meaning she will miss this week's mubadala world tennis championship in abu dhabi. the 19—year old is experiencing mild symptons, and will isolate for 10 days... she is scheduled to play in a wta melbourne warm—up tournament next month before the australian open. we'll have more for you in sportsday at half past six. half of uk families have
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seen their disposable incomes shrink in the last 2 years, according to a left—leaning think tank. the new economics foundation says the poorest have seen their incomes squeezed by £110 since 2019, while the richest families are thousands of pounds better off. inflation hit its highest rate in a decade last month, and is expected to increase further in the next few months. our social affairs correspondent michael buchanan has been to the west midlands to hear how families there are coping with the squeeze. school over, dayjanta and his mother head home. but their flat isn't the sanctuary it should be. money worries dominate. this one, he worries, so i can't let him see everything else, because he's a deep thinker. christine works 35 hours a week as a carer, but her salaryjust covers the bills. i mean, he asks me, "mum, are you up with your bills now? "you can manage them?"
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and things like that, you know? do you worry? yes, a lot. because i don't know what's going to happen when she doesn't get enough bills paid and i don't want to be living out on the streets. his dream is to be a footballer, to earn lots of money. so you can help your mum? yeah. and i wish i was older, so i could pay the bills with her. he will sometimes ask me to pray for him. and, by the time i pray for him, that calms him down and he goes off to sleep. christine earns £1,200 a month but often needs a food bank to feed her family. the 47—year—old regularly skips meals herself. i've lost so much weight. people said, "oh, you lose the weight, christine." i can't even say much to them because i say to myself, "a pity you don't know what is happening right here." 50p an item now, it's all got to go.
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at the market in west bromwich, money is getting tighter, say traders. energy and petrol price rises making bargains a premium. this is not an area of high unemployment, but manyjobs are low skilled. people here don't work less, theyjust don't earn as much. weekly wages in this area are about £80 lower than they are in the rest of britain. and this is most of my baking accessories, so cake boxes, turners to decorate, crowns. you bake cakes to sell? yes, i do it as a hobby. halima bibi is a part—time librarian and a full—time hustler. so you've got this one, it's normally around £100, i paid £20 for it. buying cheap, selling high. so the idea is eventually to sell it, see if i can make something from it. all of this is my wedding resources. creating value — profit — where she can. you work in the library, you've got three other side hustles.
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yes. and you shop in the promotional aisle. and a lot of people will only find that out about me now, because i've not shared that with them because i've been embarrassed of it. the divorced mother of two says many people, including colleagues, can be unsympathetic. they don't understand disadvantaged people. they will, like, go, "you are too stingy," and i'll go, "no, i'm not stingy." i have everything for my children but i do it on a budget. with the season of giving fast approaching, many families increasingly feel they have nothing left to give. michael buchanan, bbc news, west bromwich. you might have thought that the hottest place in the solar system is the sun. well not any more — as it's actually on an industrial estate in the south of england. or at least it is every
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time a nuclearfusion reactor there is fired up. fusion reactions power the sun and scientists have been trying for decades to recreate them here on earth to try to generate low carbon electricity. our climate editor justin rowlatt reports. in this nondescript warehouse building they have constructed a state—of—the—art reactor, designed to recreate the fusion forces that power the sun itself. nuclear fusion is the holy grail of low—carbon energy because it has the potential to generate so much power. industrial—scale fusion would crack the energy challenge. we could solve climate change and transform the world economy. but harnessing the sun's power here on earth is not easy. it involves fusing atoms of hydrogen to fuse together, creating helium along with huge amounts of energy. it means heating hydrogen to incredible temperatures while using super powerful magnets
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to hold the reaction in place. the technology is improving and investment money is pouring into private fusion projects like this all around the world. so when i press this button, we arm and fire the reaction ok, here we go. arm and fire! sg—40 arming. the machine will pulse 140,000 amps of electricity into the gas. firing in three, two, one... it takes the temperature of the hydrogen to 50 million degrees centigrade, three times as hot as the heart of the sun. it's not a question of if, it is a question of when. we will crack it. the answer is out there right now with mother nature, as we speak. what we have to do is find that key and unlock the safe to that solution. it will be found.
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he expects the first commercial reactors to be operational by early 2030 and says we could be making tea using electricity generated from fusion reactions here in the uk by the end of that decade. that would be a huge development for humanity, creating our own galaxy of tiny suns here on earth holds out the prospect of a virtually unlimited supply of clean, secure and very cheap energy. so here's hoping that the team in its didcot industrial estate helps solve this incredible challenge. justin rowlatt, bbc news, oxfordshire. the 2022 golden globes nominations are out, and benedict cumberbatch, olivia colman and sir kenneth branagh are among the british stars in the running for the awards. however, they won't be broadcast
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on tv: the us network nbc dropped the show after a backlash over the organisations alleged lack of diversity. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson gave us some background to the row: we can go back to february this year. it emerged that over 87 people who vote for the golden globes, the hollywood foreign press association, not one of them was black and not one black person had voted in the golden globes for almost two decades. the response was immediate. the time's up movement called for a boycott of the golden globes. 100 publicists said they would not let their clients do any interviews with members of the hollywood foreign press. then, the big one — nbc, who have the rights to the event. you can remember ricky gervais and tina fey hosting this awards show, they said they would not televise the awards in 2022. tom cruise handed back the three awards he'd won for the likes of magnolia. today, there was real interest to see what would
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happen with the nominations — would any stars want to be associated with them at all? will be in the next few hours start to hear stars say, "i don't want this nomination that i've been given for this film"? now, it's too early for that to happen yet. interestingly, there was one celebrity who turned up at the nominations and read out the first half of them — snoop doggy dogg, the pop star and actor was there lending his support to the golden globes, so many people might be surprised to see that. joining me now is culture writer amil niazi. do you think they are going to die out because of this row? they are not going to be on tv. stars may not want nominations for these awards. there is a place to see them replaced. the critics choice awards is angling to take over from the
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golden globes and bhf pa. the big story today is how client hollywood is in regards to these nominations. usually a huge deal and huge star power up front to get ahead of these types of nominations and the fact that that air on outlets like twitter right now it says a lot about the irrelevance of the golden globes from just even this february when that blockbuster piece came out about how there are no black members and bhf pa. bhf about how there are no black members and bhf pa. �* �* ., v and bhf pa. bhf pa, that's the hollywood _ and bhf pa. bhf pa, that's the hollywood foreign _ and bhf pa. bhf pa, that's the hollywood foreign press - and bhf pa. bhf pa, that's the - hollywood foreign press association who organized the golden globes, they have said it's been a year of change and reflection for eight months we have worked tirelessly as an organization to be better but obviously mbc and most other people don't think they have done enough to be back there because they will not televise the awards. that be back there because they will not televise the awards.— televise the awards. that is right. it's also outlets _ televise the awards. that is right. it's also outlets like _ televise the awards. that is right. it's also outlets like collider, - televise the awards. that is right. it's also outlets like collider, a i it's also outlets like collider, a huge entertainment news outlets a day will not cover denominations or
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the award show until they enact meaningful change in publicists saying they think it's too little too late and they want to see a lot more from the golden globes and bhf pa before they have any sort of return to the stage as they once had. �* , ., return to the stage as they once had. �* ,., ., , had. and i reporter raised the question. _ had. and i reporter raised the question, little _ had. and i reporter raised the question, little people - had. and i reporter raised the question, little people wantsl had. and i reporter raised the i question, little people wants to actually accept these nominations? big stars like benedict cumberbatch and you occult men from the east side of the atlantic, are they going to want to be associated with the cold and gloves? — olivia colman. i cold and gloves? — olivia colman. i cannot imagine a latina type of cold and gloves? — olivia colman. i cannot imagine a latina type of star power the golden globes usually abstracts on its red carpet. i think they will be of people who will not show to connect the awards. make a report just that it's show to connect the awards. make a reportjust that it's pretty early to see any outright rejection of it but i think you will not see a type of star power associated themselves with the globes at a nominee what it was set of making these nominations and bees are usually a precursor to
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the osprey so you have people that christians do it and they got the usually favored to connect oscar nominations and getting that early not and the fact that no one talking about it says a lot of hollywood's relationship to the golden gloves right now. do relationship to the golden gloves riaht now. ,, relationship to the golden gloves riaht now. right now. do you feel the golden lobes right now. do you feel the golden globes are _ right now. do you feel the golden globes are out — right now. do you feel the golden globes are out there _ right now. do you feel the golden globes are out there on _ right now. do you feel the golden globes are out there on there i right now. do you feel the golden | globes are out there on there own right now. do you feel the golden i globes are out there on there own in terms of lack of diversity in the unpopularity that brings or are other awards in a similar position? i don't think you have to remember the twitter—hashtag was trending, oscar is so white, the industry struggles with a lack of diversity and the award show with! and so they cite any not alone in this. the oscar is struggling with the grammys struggled a bit. i think until we see meaningful representation and change and diversity in the industry we will see his problem with our award shows as well.—
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we will see his problem with our award shows as well. thank you for talkin: to award shows as well. thank you for talking to us- _ award shows as well. thank you for talking to us. we _ award shows as well. thank you for talking to us. we now _ award shows as well. thank you for talking to us. we now have - award shows as well. thank you for| talking to us. we now have breaking news we have been bringing you in the last few minutes. an american citizen is going to face criminal proceedings here in the uk in january. she is charged with causing the death of 19—year—old harry done by dangerous driving in august 2019. it's on is that she would appear via video link from the united states. you may remember diplomatic immunity was screened on her behalf and she left britain after the collision led to the death of harry done. we can speak to the families and spokesperson. what is the family reaction to this news? we spokesperson. what is the family reaction to this news?— spokesperson. what is the family reaction to this news? we only “ust found out ourselves i reaction to this news? we only “ust found out ourselves in i reaction to this news? we only “ust found out ourselves in the i reaction to this news? we only “ust found out ourselves in the last i reaction to this news? we onlyjust found out ourselves in the last few| found out ourselves in the last few minutes and then spoke into the parents and that you can imagine they are completely overwhelmed at they are completely overwhelmed at the moment. lots of tears but
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importantly, of course he continued to think about harry. this is no separation, this is no victory but clearly the culmination of two and a half years of very tough high—profile public campaigning for justice with the help of yourselves and your colleagues in the media. we understand she's going to be appearing january the 18th next month charged with causing his death by dangerous driving and she will be appearing via video link at westminster court and that listening to magistrates courts. not in person but by a video link from the united states. ., �* , but by a video link from the united states. . �* , ., , ., states. that's our understanding, that ou states. that's our understanding, that you be _ states. that's our understanding, that you be making _ states. that's our understanding, that you be making their - states. that's our understanding, i that you be making their appearance from the united states by promotes video link and that's absolutely fine by the family, i believe this has been done on deck the coronavirus legislation and of course i have a campaign is always
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about you don't get to do this and walk away no matter who you are. what happens to her now is not a matter for us, what happens to her now is not a matterfor us, it's up what happens to her now is not a matter for us, it's up to the authorities and the cps and we have left it to them now. we feel like we passed the baton onto them and it's up passed the baton onto them and it's up to them to see it through. in an up to them to see it through. in an ideal world — up to them to see it through. in an ideal world you _ up to them to see it through. in an ideal world you would _ up to them to see it through. in an ideal world you would apply quick to come back to face the courts? is that their question. the reality is we continue to miss harry every day. so now as justice we continue to miss harry every day. so now asjustice is we continue to miss harry every day. so now as justice is done done is not important to us, particularly in the middle of a pandemic and the one family has already been destroyed we will never want to separate her from her children. she has three — three children. she has three — three children herself and our campaign was about that important points that when the worst toppings that you should face the consequences of them in the jurisdiction where the event
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happened. how it happens is not a matterfor happened. how it happens is not a matter for us, happened. how it happens is not a matterfor us, that's happened. how it happens is not a matter for us, that's up to the cps and they have communicated to us in the last few minutes that they intend to do this by remote video link and the parents are fine with that. ., , .,, . ., link and the parents are fine with that. ., , . ., , . that. the crown prosecution service are sa in: that. the crown prosecution service are saying the _ that. the crown prosecution service are saying the case _ that. the crown prosecution service are saying the case will _ that. the crown prosecution service are saying the case will be - that. the crown prosecution service are saying the case will be heard i that. the crown prosecution service are saying the case will be heard at| are saying the case will be heard at listening to magistrates courts and she has a right to a fair trial and it's extremely important that they be no sharing of information online which could prejudice any proceedings. would you echo that? 100%. they are entitled to a hearing and we must respect that the it's important that the legal process should now be allowed to follow its natural course stop thank you for joining us on bbc news.
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with the unprecedented surge in demand for dogs during lockdown, a bbc investigation has found networks of breeders are offering to arrange cutting or mutilation of the ears of puppies for purely cosmetic reasons. the cropping of dogs ears is illegal in the uk but a team from "bbc wales investigates" has found that unlicensed breeders were offering to sell fraudulent foreign pet passports, to hide the identity of illegally mutilated dogs. wyre davies reports. good boy, you have been such a good boy. lockdown has been boom time for the dogs business, especially so—called designer breeds like these american bullies. these are what are known as micro bullies. the whole purpose of the breed is to try and make them as small and stocky as possible. animal charities are taking in more animals, often confiscated from criminals cashing in on the trade in dogs. these dogs belong
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to one such breeder. christopher liked to show off and advertise his dogs online. he was recentlyjailed for breeding without a license, and illegally importing dogs. he was also convicted of another crime, cutting off their ears. sadly, there is a demand for dogs with ears mutilated. they cut the floppy bit off. this is what he should look like. it is purely aesthetic, to achieve a look that some people think is attractive. it is illegal to cut a dog's ears like this in the uk. at the moment, you can import one when they have already been cropped. there are laws in place to protect animals, but we found plenty of backyard breeders who are staying one step ahead of the authorities to make some serious cash. social media is awash with breeders, many legitimate. we went undercover.
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some breeders seem keen on dogs with clipped ears. we went undercover and spoke to one breeder who offered us a puppy for £13,000. he describes what could be done to her ears. you can have them off. if it ever comes back to us we are going to say it was present when you collected it, nothing to do with us. the breeder denied doing anything illegal. we showed our evidence to an expert. abhorrent. they are breaching the animal welfare act. he is advocating an illegal, painful unnecessary mutilation. it is all for status. no health benefit to the dogs. there is a loophole that allows the importation of these dogs and that is acting as a smoke screen for it happening in the uk.
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the uk government says planned changes to the law would restrict importation of dogs with cropped ears and puppies under six months old. we got hold of a blank foreign pet passport with all the necessary vaccination stamps. this is what allows some breeders to claim they have imported a dog with cropped ears to hide illegal activity here. an activity which can generate huge profits but in which designer dogs are often made to suffer. wyre davies, bbc news. you can watch the full investigation — the hidden world of designer dog breeding — at 7.35pm tonight on bbc one wales and on iplayer. in a moment, it will be time for the bbc news at six with fiona bruce. now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz schafernaker. he's looking and dull. just like the
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picture behind me. tomorrow will be overcast. this happens when we have a transition between cold air and mild air. this is a lack of funds over us right now. you can see that cloud here. and there's another storm which gave some strong liens to the northwest of the uk in the last 24 hours. we have got cold air in between his widow and a friend is an south of that to me how proud and damp weather and temperatures in the double figures right now. this is what's happening tonight. the weather front is moving south and the skies will clear in the north and south for some mist and fog to form across parts of northern england and parts of the midlands and wales as well as in the south middle the weather front is we still have a lot of cloud in the mild air so the doublethink of temperatures resting the morning. here is the
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weather map for tuesday. the high pressure to the south and let the front and no pressure to the north and it will be grading the northwest of scotland still outbreaks of rain but for the most part tuesday would be an overcast day across most of the uk with some glimmers of brightness here and there but that is pretty much it. it will be a mild day in the south about 12 and in the north and be cold there. generally speaking it's been above the average for the time of year. tuesday's states that there have high pressure identity south and the weather front in the north and to think of when they prescott named and not in ireland that would be more cloud here with some bits and pieces of rain and the sound of cloud and high pressure building for the rest of the week. so that means the later is not going to change an awful lot. it willjust be cloudy with some sunshine now and then. the high
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pressure will establish itself over us. this is what we call our developing by then a blocking area of high pressure sla persistent area high pressure that one it sits on top of the uk it will hang around for at least a week or more which means the weather from the end of the city is not probably going to change a lot. it would be cloudy and murky about it.
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demand for covid boosters soars as the race is on to offer them to all adults by the end of the year. there are long queues outside vaccination centres and the nhs england website crashes as people try to book appointments. the best thing we can do to protect ourselves, protect our country, and ensure that we have as normal a christmas as possible is to get boosted now. england is to get boosted now. joins the rest of the uk encouraging england joins the rest of the uk encouraging us to work from home where possible from today. we'll look at how the drive to increase boosters for all adults will work across the uk. also tonight... the death of harry dunn in 2019 — the american woman accused of killing him, anne sacoolas, will face trial in the uk. how half of uk families are poorer
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since the start of the pandemic, leaving some children anxious for their future.

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