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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. in the uk, the health secretary says it is time to be cautious about social interactions and refuses to rule out tighter covid restrictions before christmas in response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i think at this point we have to keep everything under review. germany bans british travellers and the netherlands goes into full lockdown as europe ramps up its fight against the spread of omicron translation: it would be nice to go to the city - for a little while before the lockdowns. it's too busy everywhere but i have to come to the city to get presents before the christmas holidays. the uk's brexit minister lord frost resigns citing concerns about what he called the government's "direction of travel"
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in the first election since china tightened its control, people in hong kong are voting in a poll where every candidate has been vetted for their loyalty to beijing hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. the uk health secretary sajid javid has said that ministers are discussing the latest coronavirus data almost hourly with scientific advisers, and said the government will "do what is necessary" when asked about possible further measures. omicron continues to spread across the uk and is thought to now be the dominant variant in england and scotland, replacing delta. government advisors have been calling for further restrictions to be brought in to help curb the spread. sajid javid said that it is time to be �*cautious' about social interactions and was asked
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on the andrew marr show if he could rule out further coronavirus restrictions in the coming days. it's a very sobering analysis, we take _ it's a very sobering analysis, we take it _ it's a very sobering analysis, we take it very— it's a very sobering analysis, we take it very seriously. as it's a very sobering analysis, we take it very seriously. asi it's a very sobering analysis, we take it very seriously.— take it very seriously. as i said, there are _ take it very seriously. as i said, there are gaps _ take it very seriously. as i said, there are gaps in _ take it very seriously. as i said, there are gaps in the _ take it very seriously. as i said, there are gaps in the data - take it very seriously. as i said, there are gaps in the data and l take it very seriously. as i said, i there are gaps in the data and our scientists recognise that. for example, on severity, hospitalisations, but we will look at this data, take into account other factors and then decide whether further action is other factors and then decide whetherfurther action is needed or not. i do think, i think the action we have already taken, the plan b measures including the communications around that, as you have just referred to... are you talking sooner rather than later? they are, and i understand that and there is a point, if you wait until data is absolutely perfect it may well be too late. that i think is the central point they are making. is it too late already? we
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the central point they are making. is it too late already?— is it too late already? we do have to challenge _ is it too late already? we do have to challenge data, _ is it too late already? we do have to challenge data, i _ is it too late already? we do have to challenge data, i think - is it too late already? we do have to challenge data, i think that - is it too late already? we do have to challenge data, i think that is l to challenge data, i think that is appropriate and take into account a broader set. you appropriate and take into account a broader set-— broader set. you are not ruling out a circuit breaker _ broader set. you are not ruling out a circuit breaker or— broader set. you are not ruling out a circuit breaker or some _ broader set. you are not ruling out a circuit breaker or some new- a circuit breaker or some new restrictions coming in before christmas?— restrictions coming in before christmas? ., ., ., ., , christmas? there are no guarantees in this pandemic. _ christmas? there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i _ christmas? there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i think _ christmas? there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i think at - christmas? there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i think at this - in this pandemic. i think at this point we have to keep everything under review. labour's shadow health secretary, wes streeting, said the prime minister is in politically weak position within his party. some action is necessary. sage had been clear about that, they were clear on thursday. since then, we have seen nothing, heard nothing from the prime minister. this morning, sajid javid gave an interview on the andrew marr programme that effectively made him like a hostage to his own party. conceding on one hand that action is necessary but behaving as if he is somehow a bystander rather than health secretary. and the reason for thatis health secretary. and the reason for that is because he has over 100 conservative mps holding him to ransom, saying they will not even vote for the most mild restrictions
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that we voted on in parliament this week. and so the government is paralysed because of the conservative party �*s political problems and the prime ministers weakness and that is a very worrying situation for the country to find itself in. governments around europe are imposing tight restrictions in reaction to the rapid spread of the omicron variant. the netherlands has announced a stringent christmas lockdown, in an attempt to prevent a new wave of cases. all nonessential shops, bars, restaurants and other public places are shut as of this morning under the new measures introduced. dutch prime minister, mark rutte, says it's "possibly the hardest moment" of the pandemic. anna holligan reports from the hague. a final flourish of festive cheer before dutch cities shut down for christmas. department stores and toy shops weren't ready for this level of footfall, while hair and beauty salons squeezed clients in for a last—minute shave. translation: it was nice to go
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to the city for a little _ while before the lockdown. translation: it's too busy everywhere, but i have - to come to get presents before the christmas holidays. under the new measures outlined on saturday, all non—essential stores, bars, restaurants and other public places are to shut from sunday. essential shops such as supermarkets and pharmacies must close by 8pm. least january the 9th. the prime minister delivered the message in a sombre tone. translation: omicron is spreading even faster than feared _ and so we must intervene now to prevent much worse. this is what a christmas lockdown looks like on my local high street in the hague, most of the shutters have gone down and they won't be rolled up again until at least mid—january. this lockdown is being presented by the politicians as a response to the highly contagious omicron variant, but critics argue it needs
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to be seen in the wider context — the slow response to the delta variant and the slow roll—out of the booster vaccine programme, which has meant that hospitals here in the netherlands have no extra capacity to deal with an influx of omicron cases. the dutch are seeking to speed up that booster programme. the over 60s have just been invited to get theirs and it's hoped that within a month everyone in the netherlands who wants a booster shot will have the chance to get one. this is usually a highly organised society, the dutch don't like chaos. this last—minute lockdown coming just days before christmas underlines the urgency of the situation here. there is some good news — father christmas will still be allowed to deliver presents. his message to the nation — merry christmas, happy lockdown. germany has become the latest european country to ban most
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travellers from britain. from sunday, german nationals and residents arriving from the uk will need to quarantine for two weeks, regardless of their covid vaccination status. there were protests in several german cities on saturday against covid—19 measures. thousands of people marched in dusseldorf and frankfurt, where there were clashes between demonstrators and police. hundreds of demonstrators gathered in barcelona and bilbao in spain to protest against covid—19 passes that are now required to enter bars, restaurants, gyms and care homes. with a nationwide vaccination rate of nearly 80%, spain has been largely spared the latest wave sweeping across europe. elsewhere in europe, hundreds gathered in the italian city of turin against the extension of a covid—19 state of emergency which runs to the end of march next year, and the so—called green pass certificate. the uk's brexit minister, lord frost, has resigned,
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because of his concerns about the current direction of the government, including its approach to tax and to covid restrictions. it's another set—back for borisjohnson after by—election defeat in north shropshire and a conservative rebellion over plan b covid measues. the health secretary, sajid javid, was asked for his response to lord frost's resignation on the bbc�*s andrew marr show. i'm sorry to see him go. i think he's been an outstanding public servant, he has done great things for this country, not least in helping to get brexit done. but he is resigned out of principle, i think you can see that, i know all about retiring out of government on principle and he has made that decision and i think we have to respect that. he will be missed. he has his views. i think the direction of travel in government... he thinks it is the wrong direction. well, he is entitled to his views, of course he is, but my own view in terms of the direction of travel, dealing with this pandemic of course, which was something that no one expected at the time we won the last election, but also getting
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on with the priorities of the british people, whether that is investment in the nhs, the levelling up agenda. our political correspondent, charlotte rose, said mps have had mixed reactions to lord frost's exit from government. lord frost had made very clear his views about brexit, he saw it as an opportunity for the uk to become a country that had less regulations, low taxes and had a free—market economy and in his opinion, that not the direction that the government was following. perhaps taking a slightly softer stance when it came to its dealings with brussels and that was something he was very unhappy with. the reaction to that has been quite clear from some of borisjohnson is back benchers, there were messages from a whatsapp group of 100 conservative mps that was published by sky news last night. one of them called it very worrying, lord frost departure, another said it was a disaster and a third said lord frost was a hero. in response, the culture secretary
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nadine dorries who was also part of that group told the rest of the group that they should show more loyalty to boris johnson, group that they should show more loyalty to borisjohnson, she tried to remind them that he had delivered brexit and an 83 seat majority for the party. after she made those comments, she was removed from the whatsapp group with serial brexiteer steve baker saying enough is enough. an army of nhs vaccine ambassadors have been deployed to shopping centres and transport hubs across england to encourage people to get their boosterjabs. around 900 people will form �*street teams' and will visit dozens of high footfall areas across the country every day until christmas eve. our correspondent aruna iyengar is at a vaccination centre in wembley. over to you. it's a pretty cold day here at wembley _ over to you. it's a pretty cold day here at wembley stadium, - over to you. it's a pretty cold day here at wembley stadium, the i over to you. it's a pretty cold day - here at wembley stadium, the home of english football. hoping to vaccinate here around 5000 people
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today, yesterday nhs for north west london was at stamford bridge at chelsea, lots of premiership games have been cancelled today but stadium like this are being used to roll out coronavirus vaccines. with me i have the chief nurse for north west london, pippa nightingale. what's the reaction to people having vaccinations available at wembley, this iconic place? it’s vaccinations available at wembley, this iconic place?— this iconic place? it's fantastic, eo - le this iconic place? it's fantastic, people are _ this iconic place? it's fantastic, people are coming _ this iconic place? it's fantastic, people are coming forward, - people are coming forward, atmosphere is great, the atmosphere in their— atmosphere is great, the atmosphere in their buzzing, everyone doing their— in their buzzing, everyone doing their part. — in their buzzing, everyone doing their part, coming forward to be vaccinated — their part, coming forward to be vaccinated and nhs teams and volunteers have come forward to vaccinate — volunteers have come forward to vaccinate people so it's fantastic. there's _ vaccinate people so it's fantastic. there's been a huge rise in omicron cases in the london area particularly. right across the country. what is your worry about that? ., , country. what is your worry about that? ., y ., country. what is your worry about that? ., ., that? the worry of the omicron variant is _ that? the worry of the omicron variant is it's _ that? the worry of the omicron variant is it's far _ that? the worry of the omicron variant is it's far more - variant is it's far more transmissible than any other variant we have _ transmissible than any other variant we have dealt with so it is doubling every _ we have dealt with so it is doubling every two _ we have dealt with so it is doubling every two days, the spread across the population is huge now so we
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know_ the population is huge now so we know two— the population is huge now so we know two vaccines is not sufficient to stop _ know two vaccines is not sufficient to stop the — know two vaccines is not sufficient to stop the spread of this variant so we _ to stop the spread of this variant so we need a third vaccine so that is why— so we need a third vaccine so that is why we — so we need a third vaccine so that is why we are asking everyone to come _ is why we are asking everyone to come forward and have that third really— come forward and have that third really important vaccine and it is really _ really important vaccine and it is really important vaccine and it is really important people who have not had a _ really important people who have not had a first _ really important people who have not had a first or second vaccine to come _ had a first or second vaccine to come forward and do their part to stop the — come forward and do their part to stop the spread of this.— stop the spread of this. there is ossible stop the spread of this. there is possible to _ stop the spread of this. there is possible to talk _ stop the spread of this. there is possible to talk there _ stop the spread of this. there is possible to talk there may - stop the spread of this. there is possible to talk there may be i stop the spread of this. there is i possible to talk there may be more lockdown measures announced possibly in the next couple of days, what do you think of that? the in the next couple of days, what do you think of that?— you think of that? the best we can do is come — you think of that? the best we can do is come forward _ you think of that? the best we can do is come forward to _ you think of that? the best we can do is come forward to play - you think of that? the best we can do is come forward to play our- you think of that? the best we can | do is come forward to play our part and get _ do is come forward to play our part and get vaccinated because that may be enough _ and get vaccinated because that may be enough to stop the spread of this variant— be enough to stop the spread of this variant as _ be enough to stop the spread of this variant as much as we are seeing it at the _ variant as much as we are seeing it at the moment. all we can do is respond — at the moment. all we can do is respond to— at the moment. all we can do is respond to what we know, people need to come _ respond to what we know, people need to come forward and be vaccinated. that decision is for the politicians, i am sure they will make — politicians, i am sure they will make the _ politicians, i am sure they will make the right decision but from a health— make the right decision but from a health point of view, the best we can do— health point of view, the best we can do is— health point of view, the best we can do is offer the vaccine and make it accessible — can do is offer the vaccine and make it accessible to everyone who wants the vaccine — it accessible to everyone who wants the vaccine-— the vaccine. let's talk to a person waitin: in the vaccine. let's talk to a person waiting in the _ the vaccine. let's talk to a person waiting in the queue. _ the vaccine. let's talk to a person waiting in the queue. you - the vaccine. let's talk to a person waiting in the queue. you come i the vaccine. let's talk to a person - waiting in the queue. you come along today, what do you think of coming here as a facility, as a venue, to get vaccinated? it’s
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here as a facility, as a venue, to get vaccinated?— get vaccinated? it's a very great venue. considering _ get vaccinated? it's a very great venue. considering the - get vaccinated? it's a very great venue. considering the size - get vaccinated? it's a very great venue. considering the size of l venue. considering the size of wembley. _ venue. considering the size of wembley. i— venue. considering the size of wembley, i would _ venue. considering the size of wembley, i would say- venue. considering the size of wembley, i would say you - venue. considering the size of wembley, i would say you can maintain — wembley, i would say you can maintain social distancing - wembley, i would say you can . maintain social distancing inside and apart from— maintain social distancing inside and apart from that, _ maintain social distancing inside and apart from that, you - maintain social distancing inside and apart from that, you can - maintain social distancing inside | and apart from that, you can get maintain social distancing inside . and apart from that, you can get a massive _ and apart from that, you can get a massive amount _ and apart from that, you can get a massive amount of _ and apart from that, you can get a massive amount of vaccinations. l and apart from that, you can get a massive amount of vaccinations. i | and apart from that, you can get a i massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to _ massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get _ massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get my— massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get my booster, _ massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get my booster, and - massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get my booster, and i- massive amount of vaccinations. i am here to get my booster, and i think, i here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs _ here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs is _ here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs is playing _ here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs is playing a _ here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs is playing a really— here to get my booster, and i think, the nhs is playing a really good - the nhs is playing a really good part _ the nhs is playing a really good part it — the nhs is playing a really good part it is — the nhs is playing a really good part. it is now— the nhs is playing a really good part. it is now the _ the nhs is playing a really goodj part. it is now the responsibility of all— part. it is now the responsibility of all of— part. it is now the responsibility of all of us _ part. it is now the responsibility of all of us to _ part. it is now the responsibility of all of us to play— part. it is now the responsibility of all of us to play our— part. it is now the responsibility of all of us to play our part - part. it is now the responsibility of all of us to play our part and i part. it is now the responsibility. of all of us to play our part and to 'ust of all of us to play our part and to just control — of all of us to play our part and to just control because _ of all of us to play our part and to just control because omicron, - just control because omicron, considering _ just control because omicron, considering the _ just control because omicron, considering the rise _ just control because omicron, considering the rise in - just control because omicron, considering the rise in cases. just control because omicron,| considering the rise in cases in just control because omicron, - considering the rise in cases in the last few— considering the rise in cases in the last few days, _ considering the rise in cases in the last few days, it's _ considering the rise in cases in the last few days, it's very— considering the rise in cases in the last few days, it's very important i last few days, it's very important we keep— last few days, it's very important we keep on— last few days, it's very important we keep on top— last few days, it's very important we keep on top of— last few days, it's very important we keep on top of it. _ last few days, it's very important we keep on top of it.— last few days, it's very important we keep on top of it. what will you be doinu we keep on top of it. what will you be doing over _ we keep on top of it. what will you be doing over christmas, - we keep on top of it. what will you be doing over christmas, are - we keep on top of it. what will you be doing over christmas, are you l be doing over christmas, are you hoping to see lots of relatives? hat hoping to see lots of relatives? not reall , to hoping to see lots of relatives? not really. to be _ hoping to see lots of relatives? not really, to be honest, i will be here in wembley— really, to be honest, i will be here in wembley with _ really, to be honest, i will be here in wembley with my— really, to be honest, i will be here in wembley with my family, - really, to be honest, i will be here in wembley with my family, but. in wembley with my family, but considering _ in wembley with my family, but considering the _ in wembley with my family, but considering the rising _ in wembley with my family, but considering the rising cases, - in wembley with my family, but considering the rising cases, i. in wembley with my family, but i considering the rising cases, i am getting _ considering the rising cases, i am getting my— considering the rising cases, i am getting my vaccination _ considering the rising cases, i am getting my vaccination and - considering the rising cases, i am getting my vaccination and my. considering the rising cases, i am - getting my vaccination and my family members _ getting my vaccination and my family members have — getting my vaccination and my family members have already _ getting my vaccination and my family members have already got _ getting my vaccination and my family members have already got their- members have already got their vaccinations— members have already got their vaccinations but— members have already got their vaccinations but i— members have already got their vaccinations but i think- members have already got their vaccinations but i think it's- members have already got their vaccinations but i think it's best| vaccinations but i think it's best to be _ vaccinations but i think it's best to be as — vaccinations but i think it's best to be as contained _ vaccinations but i think it's best to be as contained as— vaccinations but i think it's best to be as contained as possible, | vaccinations but i think it's best . to be as contained as possible, to help not— to be as contained as possible, to help not to — to be as contained as possible, to help not to spread _ to be as contained as possible, to help not to spread the _ to be as contained as possible, to help not to spread the disease. i
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to be as contained as possible, to. help not to spread the disease. lots of --eole help not to spread the disease. of people queueing up here help not to spread the disease. luiif of people queueing up here at wembley stadium, all hoping to get theirjabs today. the aim here is to get 5000 jabs in arms, 3000 of the centres right across the uk doing a good job, centres right across the uk doing a goodjob, getting centres right across the uk doing a good job, getting those vaccines into people's arms.— people in hong kong are voting in the first election since china imposed sweeping changes on the territory's political system. every candidate has been approved by a pro—beijing committee and most opposition groups are not taking part. early figures suggest a low turnout. this is the first election for the legislative council since beijing imposed a sweeping reform of the electoral system. now, this year, according to the reform, it means that only people that i deemed patriotic to the country are able to stand. furthermore, since this city has seen a lot of turmoil since 2019, there was an introduction of a national security law around a year ago.
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that means that many of the would—be candidates, many of the pro—democracy camp, are either, many people have been arrested or essentially fled the city. so this election is quite different from past elections here in hong kong. many of the pro—democracy candidates that many of these supporters would look to vote for simply are not able to stand this year. how will the selection change the political landscape?— how will the selection change the political landscape? people would an ue the political landscape? people would argue the political— political landscape? people would argue the political landscape - political landscape? people would argue the political landscape hasl argue the political landscape has changed significantly. the introduction of the national security law, critics say, has eroded many political freedoms security law, critics say, has eroded many politicalfreedoms hong kong was promised for 50 years after the handover. however, the authorities claim that this election, the political reforms that have taken place in this city, have
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helped to restore stability. they say it has helped to remove or eradicate the anti—china element in this political landscape. so it really depends who you ask but i think many critics would certainly feel this election is more a selection process than the traditional election because many of the would—be candidates simply are not standing this year. some reports from the philippines say the most powerful storm to hit the country could have killed at least 108 people. howard johnson reports from manila. philippine president rodrigo duterte has conducted an aerial inspection of the areas ravaged by the storm. images posted on social media by the president's aides show extensive damage to the dinagat islands, siargao and surigao city. typhoon rai, the strongest storm to hit the philippines this year, destroyed homes, uprooted trees and toppled power lines, leaving more than three million filipinos without electricity. on the popular tourist island bohol, the government has declared a state of calamity,
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which improves access to national emergency funding. with internet communication slowly being restored, more images of the devastation of the island of leyte have also emerged. numerous online disaster donation drives have been set up to support communities most in need. but despite the awful circumstances in cebu, these newlyweds made the best of a bad situation by using the devastated city as a backdrop for their photos. super typhoon rai has now left the philippines and is moving over the south china sea towards vietnam, although the eye of the storm is not expected to make landfall there. howard johnson, bbc news, manila. chileans go to the polls today to vote for a new president. there are two candidates with very different political views on chile. in a country that has traditionally been viewed as the region's most stable economy, yet seen widespread protests in the past two years, who will chileans pick?
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katy watson sent this report from santiago. just a few days ahead of the vote, there was a political landslide. there was a political celebration. 30 years after the return of democracy, this was a moment many people had been waiting for. the brother was one of the disappeared. translation: today, the wife of a dictator, a tyrant, has died. there is no doubt she had a big influence in his life. so those of us who suffered are celebrating the end of a dynasty. chile has become used to protest these past couple of years. an economically stable yet deeply unequal country, it's been shaken up by demands for change. and this is
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the candidate trying to forge a new path for chile. a former protest leader turned politician. determined to turn the page on the country 's woes. , ., ._ .., to turn the page on the country 's woes. , ., ._ .. ., ~ woes. there is no way we can make the country — woes. there is no way we can make the country stable _ woes. there is no way we can make the country stable if— woes. there is no way we can make the country stable if we _ woes. there is no way we can make the country stable if we try - woes. there is no way we can make the country stable if we try to - the country stable if we try to impose one thing over another, politics cannotjust be for professionals, likejust for, you know, these old guys with a tie and talking end different language in offices? but talking end different language in offices? �* ., , ., , offices? but not everyone is convinced — offices? but not everyone is convinced of— offices? but not everyone is convinced of his _ offices? but not everyone is convinced of his politics. - offices? but not everyone is - convinced of his politics. andreas shows me his cafe that was ransacked by protesters. overnight, 70% of his business was destroyed. i came down here and cried, ten years of work destroyed in a matter of hours, he tells me. and it took eight months to return. so traumatised and fearful of what had happened. it's this fear that far right candidates
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have capitalised on. and help one specific to win the first round, a man who has spoken fondly of the country 's military past, he is being compared to jair bolsonaro and donald trump. on the grounds, there were plenty of symbols of the american far right. including a drum pad. translation: he was the best president in history, he represents me, the same right—wing politics. the past few years of protests and calls for change, a new direction for chile, but the people here order and stability is more important. if that means building in any man who is praised a dictatorship then so be it. chile 's history is dark and still wants people. these elections have brought fear to the floor, making them remember the past when having to decide the country 's
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future. the acclaimed british architect, richard rogers, has died at his home in london. he was 88. born in the italian city of florence, his family fled fascist italy on the eve of the second world war. he gained international attention in the 1970s for his part in designing the modernist pompidou centre in paris. david sillito looks back on his life. it's hard to exaggerate what a shock this building was. the pompidou centre's facade with its confusion of pipes, ducts and external corridors was revolutionary — the work of renzo piano and a young british architect called richard rogers. the building itself is inside out. in other words, what you usually see inside, which are those long, dank, dark corridors which you have in big institutional buildings — and it is an institution, theoretically, though i dislike the word, it's an institution — there's long, dark corridors on the outside. they're actually the fun. the inside out design made the interior airy and open and equally important
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was the public space outside. this was '60s egalitarianism inspired by the piazzas of his home town, florence in italy. his parents had arrived in britain in the '30s. the young richard rogers struggled at school, he was dyslexic, but he got into art college and then trained as an architect where he met another future superstar of british architecture, norman foster. their high tech style, though, took a while to win favour. his inside out lloyd's building in london was not to everyone's taste. it's what his royal highness, the prince of wales, described as a carbuncle on the face of whatever you like to call it. but his moment had come. madrid airport with its huge bamboo roof won the stirling prize. the millennium dome was signature rogers, again, innovative technology to create a huge, flexible space. how you get from one place to the other.
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but not all his plans were popular. proposed transformation of london's southbank was fought off by residents, but it didn't stop politicians seeking his advice on reshaping cities. it was a very major part of my outfit which is about trying to create a world which is influenced for the better, through public space, through private space and so on. the welsh zenith, terminal five at heathrow. he was bold, colourful and has more than left his mark. the richard rogers vision was of a city that was open, sociable, welcoming. the cold weather and the increasing spread of coronavirus, means that homeless people across the uk — and those helping them — are facing a challenging winter. in scotland, a new law could be introduced requiring public organisations to identify those at risk of becoming homeless and refer them for support. emma snow has been to meet a paramedic from derby, who helps rough sleepers in the city.
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there is nothing left in my world and i have nothing, she's my star. tracy is a beacon of hope for the rough sleepers in derby and she currently looks after 200 homeless people. each day i go out on outreach round the city centre and down to normanton to look out for any new rough sleepers or anybody that i need to make contact with, follow up on their health, medication, gp appointments and things like that or see how they got on in hospital and things. it's been difficult for tracy to gain the trust of the rough sleepers in derby. at first it took me six months to find my footfall with them because they are quite disengaging with any health, they don't attend hospital or gp appointments or engage with other workers, but it'sjust when i attended one that was having an overdose and since i brought that person back
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round, that's it, i'm kind of in with the gang now, sort of. so i'm a bit like their mother, to be honest. she chuckles. because of this lady i've never had to spend a night on the streets, she _ is also my back i have mental health problems, i have alcohol issues, this lady works unbelievable hours. without tracy you'd be dead? and that's the truth. many of us would be, actually, there's a few people whose life she's actually saved. she means everything to me, and some more. she's worth her weight in gold and then some, she's our little green goddess. tracy cares so much about the homeless people in derby that she really has a day off. i think i've had five days off, i had a really bad cold, chest infection. she laughs. and that's in how long? and that's in the two and a half years. one of tracy's many projects has been overseeing vaccinating rough sleepers in derby. yeah, we've introduced quite a lot of things now and actually when you see them walking round they are quite healthy to what they was when we first started. tracy is making a huge difference to the community and she really is a health care hero. i can see what difference i'm making plus it's nice that they've got that
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contact whereas they've never had it before so if they are feeling poorly they don't hesitate now in coming to find me or signpost other people to me. so, yeah, it's all about that engagement and that trust now, you see. you are watching bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with sarah keith lucas. hello. it was quite a misty, murky start to the day for many of us, we've still got some fog patches lingering around, and it was a cold one, too. we had temperatures of —8.9 celsius at braemar in aberdeenshire, the coldest night of the autumn and winter so far. but for the rest of the day, some sunshine, mostly cloudy and largely dry as well. there will be the odd spot of drizzle, but high pressure still very much driving our weather, bringing us the largely dry and settled theme. now, you can see where we're going to be sticking with the cloud all day, particularly for parts of central, southern and eastern england, into eastern and northeastern scotland as well. some sunshine up towards shetland and also for western scotland,
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northern ireland, north—west england, the western fringes of england and wales as well. so temperatures only about three to nine degrees, but some of us lucky enough to see some blue sky, particularly in the west. cloudier conditions further east, lasting through this evening and overnight, and that cloud today was thick enough for the spot of rain and drizzle coming out of it as well. tonight won't be quite as cold as it was last night, but still, i think, a touch of frost across scotland and parts of northern england potentially as well, under the blanket of cloud, probably mostly frost—free further south and east. high pressure still holding on as we head on into monday, so the weather really not changing very much day to day. but what you will notice on monday after that chilly start, some mist and fog but not as extensive as recent days. there'll be a little bit more sunshine breaking through. so some holes in that cloud across parts of england and wales where we haven't seen the sunshine for quite a few days. so top temperatures only about two degrees in aberdeen, nine there down towards plymouth. and it doesn't change very much into tuesday as well. in fact, another predominately dry day — again, quite a lot of cloud, but you can see there'll be some
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holes in that cloud once again, perhaps a few showers across the north of scotland. temperatures starting to come down, to about three to nine degrees or so during the day on tuesday, some frost overnight as well. now, from midweek onwards, then, it does look like in the run—up towards christmas, that high pressure eventually will start to shift off a little bit further towards the east. now, that could open the doors for this area of low pressure, these weather fronts to move in from the south west. so what we're really going to see as we head through towards the festive weekend is that battleground, cold air spilling in from the north, milder air heading in from the south west, so the next few days, frosty nights, generally dry, things do turn a little bit more unsettled as we head towards the weekend. but do keep your eyes on the forecast over the next few days. bye— bye.
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hello this is bbc news with joanna gosling. the headlines... in the uk, the health security says it is time to be cautious about social interactions and refuses to rule out tighter covid restrictions before christmas, in response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant. there are no guarantees in this pandemic. i think at this point we have to keep everything under review. germany bans british travellers, and the netherlands goes into full lockdown, as europe ramps up its fight against the spread of omicron. the uk's brexit minister lord frost resigns, citing concerns about what he called the government's "direction of travel". in the first election since china tightened its control, people in hong kong are voting in a poll where every candidate has been vetted for their loyalty to beijing.
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now on bbc news, it's time for dateline london. hello and welcome to the programme which brings together some of the best known columnists on uk newspapers, bbc specialists, and the foreign correspondents who write, blog and broadcast to audiences back home from the dateline: london. this week, record—breaking daily increases in covid infection hit the uk. pleas, not lockdown, are the order of the day, though the public are already voting with their feet. and borisjohnson's pleas are ignored by 100 of his own mps, and by voters in a previously loyal part of england. is he now leader of the party and the country only in name? henry chu is long—serving foreign
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correspondent and deputy news editor at the la times.

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