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good afternoon. leading figures in the uk's battle against covid—19 are among more than 1200 people to be recognised in the new year's honours list. knighthoods have been given to the uk government's chief medical advisor professor chris whitty and his deputyjonathan van—tam, as well as the chief medical officers for wales and scotland. they are joined on the honours list by a host of well—known faces — including actors and sports stars —
as well as people who have made extraordinary contributions in their fields and communities. lizo mzimba reports. their faces have become familiar to the public throughout the pandemic. now the chief medical officers for england, chris whitty... if lots of people are vaccinated, that reduces risk of transmission in the community. ..for scotland, gregor smith, and for wales, frank atherton, have all been knighted. a knighthood too for england's deputy chief medical officer, jonathan van—tam. # wheels on fire...# in the entertainment world, joanna lumley says she is stunned to be made a dame... patsy stone — 47. ..both for her acting career... i'll sue! ..and for her campaigning work. when i saw that sentence saying dbe, i burst into tears. it was the most extraordinary shock. it was such a shock, i put my head in my hands and sobbed like a baby. then i thought, "how has this happened?" "is it a mistake?" i truly was completely thrown by it. i'm thrilled to bits.
broadcaster trevor phillips has been knighted in recognition of his decades—long work on equality and human rights. james bond actor daniel craig has been made a cmg, the same honour held by the fictional spy. goodbye, old friend. two of our best—known soap stars, william roache and june brown, have both become obes for services to drama and charity. hello,jim. it's me, dorothy. spice girl mel b, a patron of women's aid, has been made an mbe for her work highlighting abusive behaviour. as the world watched on, another black life gone. and diversity star ashley banjo says he is humbled and proud to become an mbe for services to dance. black lives matter. most of those being honoured are not in the public eye, people like young fundraiser tobias weller who has raised over £150,000 through a series of walking and cycling challenges.
i never thought in my wildest dreams that i would get - acknowledged by the queen. i am so excited i'm actually going to get to meet her! l 11—year—old tobias, who receives a british empire medal, is thought to be the youngest ever recipient of an honour. lizo mzimba, bbc news. british cycling's golden couple are now sirjason and dame laura kenny. and there were also honours for tom daley and emma raducanu, among many, many others. 0ur sports correspondent andy swiss has all the details — his report contains flashing images. after a glittering 2021, britain's sports stars are once again taking the honours, led by the ultimate golden couple. jason kenny takes the title! at the tokyo games, jason kenny powered to a record seventh 0lympic title while laura kenny raced to her fifth. now the husband and wife receive a knighthood and damehood to cap an extraordinary year.
78 0lympians and paralympians have been honoured including tom daley. oh, yes, it's brilliant! he receives an 0be for his dramatic diving gold but also for services to lgbtq+ rights. being an 0be it feels like a responsibility to make the whole commonwealth a better place for lgbt people, for women, for people of colour, to make it a more inclusive and accepting environment where everybody can be anything they want, no matter where they come from. there is also an 0be for another tokyo hero. adam peaty is the double olympic champion. after winning such an emphatic gold, adam said this was more of a shock. an incredible surprise. it went to my mum's address and she rang me, like, "am i meant to know this?" so i opened it and itjust makes you feel an immense pride.
there is an 0be for hannah mills who became the 0lympics' most successful female sailor while there are mbes in bmx for gold medallist charlotte worthington and bethany shriever and also one for lauren price, the wales football international turned 0lympic boxing champion. i came home from camp and my nana said there was a letter for me. i didn't open it for a couple of days and didn't think anything of it. it was an mbe from the queen. does not get much better than that, does it? britain's successful paralympians are also recognised including a cbe for cyclistjody cundy, an 0be for kadeena cox — who helped to launch the queen's baton relay for this year's commonwealth games — and an mbe for swimmer maisie summers—newton, a double paralympic champion at just 19. without my mum and my grandad being a taxi service for me when i was a bit younger, coaches getting me to the games and then my friends around me,
that support bubble that i have, without their support i would not have been here today. so i suppose it is for everyone, really, notjust me. yet another honour for the brightest new star of tennis. an mbe for the us open champion emma raducanu after what, for her, and for british sport, has been an unforgettable year. andy swiss, bbc news. separately from the main new year honours list, buckingham palace has announced that tony blair will receive a knighthood. the former prime minister will be appointed a knight companion of the most noble order of the garter — the oldest and most senior british order of chivalry. joining him, as the first black member of the order, is lady amos — who served in his cabinet. the health secretary, sajid javid, has said further covid restrictions in england must be an absolute last resort. writing in the daily mail, he says the record—breaking wave of infections caused by the 0micron variant will test the limits of nhs capacity.
but he says the uk must look to live alongside coronavirus during 2022. the funeral service for archbishop desmond tutu has taken place in cape town. the archbishop, who was a key figure in south africa's liberation struggle, chose to be buried in a simple wooden coffin. south africa's president, cyril ramaphosa, described him as a crusader forjustice, as nomsa maseko reports. family, friends and politicians bidding farewell to a man who became one of the most important voices of the 20th century. this was a final sendoff for archbishop desmond tutu, following a week of events to honour him. speakers shared memories of the anglican priest who did all he could to expose and to heal the wounds of south africa's brutal past. many of the messages we received have said,
"thank you for sharing him with the world." well, it actually is a two—way street. because we shared him with the world, you shared part of the love you held for him with us. south africa's president delivered the main eulogy. archbishop desmond tutu has been our moral compass, but he has also been our national conscience. it was during south africa's long and violent struggle against the country's brutal regime that he rose to prominence. we will be free! after the country became a democracy, he presided over the tumultuous reconciliation process. in accordance with his wishes, the archbishop will be aquamated — this is a greener alternative to cremation. his ashes will be interred beneath
floor here at st george's cathedral. it is the end of an era — the last of south africa's well known freedom fighters leaves behind a difficult task for the leaders to rid the country of corruption and racial divisions, and to also forge the way forward in the spirit of the moral compass that many believe was the driving force to tutu's leadership. nomsa maseko, bbc news, cape town. new year celebrations were more low key this year because of the pandemic. edinburgh's hogmanay event was cancelled, and london kept the location of its firework display under wraps, to avoid crowds forming. danjohnson reports on the celebrations — a warning his report does contain flashing images. big ben bongs after another difficult year, it wasn't even clear there would be fireworks.
but london didn't disappoint, welcoming 2022. the message was stay at home and watch on tv, even though there were no official restrictions. it was much quieter than normal, but there were still some crowds. it's new year's eve. want to have a good time, have a little celebration, see in the new year. new year's eve is a funny one this year, because we want to stay safe. but also, in 15 years of living here, i've never been and done the london fireworks. boris had a cheese—and—wine party, so why can't i come and see the fireworks? 2021 has been a bit of a —| it's been a bit horrendous, but it is what it is. we're still alive. 2022 better be better. restrictions are tougher in other parts of the uk, and the streets of cardiff were quiet early on new year's eve. this bar was able to celebrate at midnight, but there is frustration across the hospitality industry
about the lack of support and the different restrictions. i know at least 70% to 80% of the people that i am associates with have crossed the borders to go and celebrate new year's eve, because they're confident this is going to be their last night out before we go back into some kind of lockdown. # should auld acquaintance be forgot...# scotland's main hogmanay celebrations were cancelled, with nightclubs closed. but not everyone stayed at home, and there was still a fireworks spectacular. 2021 has been tough for so many people, but record covid case numbers aren't being matched by hospitalisations or deaths — hopeful signs when managing the virus that still dominates life at the start of 2022. the next news on bbc one
is at ten past five. bye for now. hello, this is the latest from the bbc sports centre. there are only three games in the premier league this afternoon and the first of them is approaching half time. and arsenal are 1—0 up against manchester city. bukayo saka with the goal at the emirates. joao cancelo was in city's starting line—up, despite suffering facial injuries during a burglary at his home on thursday. later on, it's watford against tottenham, followed by crystal palace versus west ham. everton have signed the ukraine defender vitaliy mykolenko from dynamo kiev. he joins on a four—year deal, for a fee believed to be up to £17 million. he's played 21 times for his country, including their run to the quarter—finals of last year's european championship.
mykolenko, who's 22, said he'd always dreamed of playing in the premier league. he's rafael benitez�*s sixth signing for everton, who are 15th in the table. a little bit of history will be made at stamford bridge tomorrow when chelsea fans will be allowed to stand for their match against liverpool — the first time that's legally happened in the top—flight for almost 30 years. it's part of a "safe standing" trial that's running until the end of the season. laura scott reports. the atmosphere quite indescribable. terraces and fans on their feet. this is what football used to look like. but since 1994, fans of clubs in the top two divisions in england and wales are meant to have watched from their seats. now the new year brings a new era with trials of licensed standing areas. it is much, much safer— licensed standing areas. it is much, much safer than _ licensed standing areas. it is much, much safer than the _ licensed standing areas. it is much, much safer than the terraces - licensed standing areas. it is much, much safer than the terraces ever l much safer than the terraces ever were but more importantly it is safer than behaviour now because we have people standing when they shouldn't be out stadio without the barriers there and there are
occasional surges which cause problems. occasional surges which cause problem-— occasional surges which cause roblems. �* , . problems. all-seater stadium were introduced into _ problems. all-seater stadium were introduced into the _ problems. all-seater stadium were introduced into the wake _ problems. all-seater stadium were introduced into the wake of - problems. all-seater stadium were introduced into the wake of the - introduced into the wake of the hillsborough tragedy in which 97 liverpool fans lost their lives. the subject of standing is divisive and emotional but some of those who lost loved ones are now in favour of change, including margaret, whose sonjames change, including margaret, whose son james was change, including margaret, whose sonjames was killed in the disaster. son james was killed in the disaster-— son james was killed in the disaster. g ., , , disaster. my opinion has completely chanced disaster. my opinion has completely changed from _ disaster. my opinion has completely changed from many _ disaster. my opinion has completely changed from many years _ disaster. my opinion has completely changed from many years ago. - disaster. my opinion has completelyl changed from many years ago. those who want to stand should be allowed to stand. they are the ones who pay the money every week and if they want to stand, as long as there is a seat behind them if they want to sit down, that's fine. fiee seat behind them if they want to sit down, that's fine.— down, that's fine. five premier leaaue down, that's fine. five premier league and _ down, that's fine. five premier league and championship - down, that's fine. five premier| league and championship clubs down, that's fine. five premier - league and championship clubs will hold pilots allowing certain sections of home and away fans to stand throughout games beginning when chelsea host liverpool tomorrow. so how will the new standing areas work? all of the grounds chosen to host the pilots have either got areas of rail seating like this where the barriers are incorporated into the seats or independent rails which are designed to mitigate the risk of crowd
collapse. there will be one standing space per seat and there will be extra cctv and stewarding to monitor crowd behaviour. the government's ambition is to change legislation and roll—out standing areas across the top two tiers later this year but there are still some concerns about unintended consequences. i think where is the tendency to get people to stand, that will have a limiting factor on families, perhaps fewer females limiting factor on families, perhaps fewerfemales might want limiting factor on families, perhaps fewer females might want to stand in that area and certainly people with disabilities and older people so you start to get a crowd that is probably 16 up to 55 males and then the suggestion we might introduce alcohol is a recipe for disaster. persistent standing are so common that the pilots might not look all that the pilots might not look all that different but fans will be on their feet legally for the first time in nearly 30 years, potentially paving the way for many more to do the same from next season. emma raducanu was among the sports starts who received a new year's honour, but she's not ready to compete
again after contracting covid—19 in the run—up to christmas. she's withdrawn from the first wta tournament of the season in melbourne, having only recently come out of isolation. she said it'd just come too soon. she'll keep practicing there and she's expected to play in sydney in the week before the australian open, which starts on the 17th. that's all the sport for now. let's return now to the state funeral of anti—apartheid campaigner, archbishop desmond tutu, which has taken place in cape town. the nobel peace prize winner who helped end the racist regime in south africa died last sunday at the age of 90. over the past two days, thousands of people have waited in line to pay their final respects. peter storey is the former president of the south african council of churches, and was friends with the archbishop for 46 years — and when i spoke to him earlier, he told me how he would remember desmond tutu. i will remember desmond tutu in the same way that i met him, as a man of prayer, primarily,
first and foremost. i met him at a conference in nairobi and was in a hotel room with some of the other delegates and he must have arrived during the night and i woke up at four in the morning and saw this apparition in the corner of the room and he was kneeling and covering himself with a white sheet with his face on the ground in the muslim way of praying and he was at prayer and the last time we spoke he and i talked about prayer and he said if i haven't prayed in the morning ifeel as if i haven't brushed my teeth. that's the first thing i remember about him and it
was that life of prayer that generated the strength and the clarity with which he could see truth and falsehood and proclaim against bolstered and called people to truth. the two of you travelled at times in dangerous situations and i'm tempted to say that he was very clear in his mind it was not lucky, it was down to god watching over you both. i remember the time we went to a very nasty part of the country in the very dark days and we were going to demand that the police station that we had access to other priests who we knew were being kept there and tortured. we did not know that one of them had already been murdered by the secret police. when we got there, our demands were not met and we were arrested ourselves and while we were kept for a while we heard conversations with pretoria in the afrikaans language and we were getting an interest
in what was happening and we were finally told we would be deported from this mythical republic at the time but instead of being deported we were put in between two armoured vehicles and driven into the bush and in a clearing in the bush we were pulled out of the car and we were pushed around rather roughly and told that we were going to be shot and that nobody would find our bodies and we were 300 kilometres from johannesburg and no one cared about desmond tutu and peter storey in this part of the world so it was a scary moment, but in the end they did let us go and we were driving down the highway afterwards with desmond at the wheel of his old toyota cressida and he said, peter, we could have been killed like swatting a fly and i was trying to slow my heart beat and i said yes, that's true and he said well, now we have to thank god
and he started praying, oh god, you are a great god and you have delivered us from danger and i looked at him and i saw his eyes were closed and i grabbed the wheel. i didn't want death to have another shot at us so soon. and that was just another typical part of desmond's life, that the first thing he wanted to do after an experience like that was to engage god with thanks, and it was a couple of years later that a white military man in his 60s came and asked forgiveness for having given the order on the command of pretoria, the government, to eliminate us in that part of the world. remarkable to hear that situation and also your presence of mind to grab the steering wheel. we are grateful for that as well. i was after saving my life as well. a second prayer to go up to say thank you for that.
archbishop tutu managed to have this appeal across the generations. what was it about him that meant much younger people in south africa related to him and liked him? i think it's because he believed in them and they knew he loved them. he loved young people and he engaged with them very, very easily and i won't say at their level because that would be patronising. he drew them into his love and generosity and he always impressed upon them that they were the hope of our nation, and i think as things got very bad in the last few years, as those who are part of the old liberation movement began to in fact abuse their power and betray the rainbow vision that desmond tutu was so strongly an advocate of. he looked more and more
to a new generation who were not burdened by the old ways. a generation who just wanted to make a good country and make it work. and his enthusiasm for that, i think, drew them along with him. the archbishop of canterbury has called on people to "keep moving forward in hope" when it comes to climate change. in his new year's message he said world leaders must implement a fair solution after cop26. 0ur religious affairs reporter harry farley has more. early morning at kew gardens in london. after a year that saw the uk host the cop26 climate summit, justin welby chose the environment on this setting is the focus for his new year message. he spent a day here looking at solutions in the fight against climate change.
scientists know that all life on earth including our own depends on plants and fungi, yet one fifth of the worlds plant species are at risk of extinction because of multiple threats including climate change. but the archbishop warns against doom and gloom over the future of our planet. doom and gloom over the future of our planet-— doom and gloom over the future of our lanet. ~ .., , ., . ., our planet. when it comes to climate chance, it our planet. when it comes to climate change. it is — our planet. when it comes to climate change, it is tempting _ our planet. when it comes to climate change, it is tempting to _ our planet. when it comes to climate change, it is tempting to despair, - change, it is tempting to despair, but there are real reasons to hope. while experts were unconvinced over whether cop26 was a success, justin welby says important steps were taken. ~ ., ., , , taken. world leaders recognised the -roblem. taken. world leaders recognised the problem- now _ taken. world leaders recognised the problem. now they _ taken. world leaders recognised the problem. now they must _ taken. world leaders recognised the problem. now they must agree - taken. world leaders recognised the problem. now they must agree and | problem. now they must agree and implement a fair solution for everyone. when we plant a seed, we don't see the fruit immediately, but under the surface god is working with what we have planted. a, under the surface god is working with what we have planted. a message of o timism with what we have planted. a message of optimism for — with what we have planted. a message of optimism for 2022. _
with what we have planted. a message of optimism for 2022. this _ with what we have planted. a message of optimism for 2022. this year - of optimism for 2022. this year let's keep _ of optimism for 2022. this year let's keep planting _ of optimism for 2022. this year let's keep planting those - of optimism for 2022. this year| let's keep planting those seeds, let's keep planting those seeds, let's keep planting those seeds, let's keep moving forward in the hope. i wish you all a happy new year. pope francis has used his new year's message to renew his call for an end to violence against women. speaking as he celebrated mass in st peter's basilica the pontiff told worshippers that to hurt a woman was to insult god. and since mothers bestow life and women keep the world, let us make greater efforts to promote mothers and protect women. how much violence is directed against women? enough. to hurt a woman is to insult god. from whom a woman took on our humanity, not from an angel, directly from a woman. like from a woman, the church is woman and takes the humanity of
her children. at the beginning of the new year, let us place ourselves under the protection of this woman, the mother of god, who was also our mother. may she help us to keep and ponder all things. london's new years day parade has been scaled back for a second year due to covid. the event usually attracts crowds of up to half a million people. 0ur reporter matt graveling is there for us today. a lot of excitement building up? not 'ust a lot of excitement building up? iirrt just building up, it's already started. people here, only 600 and it's not quite on this parade which goes from two miles from piccadilly to westminster every single year, this is the 36th year. let's have a look before we start and see the costumes and the main arena. lots of
different countries represented, all out there doing their national dance. it really is a celebration of different culture and we will have more of that in a moment but first these guys with brazilian drumming i've been told, matthew green as your musical director and you have been out there. how was it to be performing? irate been out there. how was it to be performing?— been out there. how was it to be performing? we had a great time. su er performing? we had a great time. super quick. _ performing? we had a great time. super quick, four _ performing? we had a great time. super quick, four minutes - performing? we had a great time. super quick, four minutes to - performing? we had a great time. super quick, four minutes to play | super quick, four minutes to play and i_ super quick, four minutes to play and i didn'i— super quick, four minutes to play and i didn't get a chance to take it all in_ and i didn't get a chance to take it all in but — and i didn't get a chance to take it all in but the guys played really well and — all in but the guys played really well and it's great to be here. they have worked _ well and it's great to be here. they have worked a _ well and it's great to be here. they have worked a lot _ well and it's great to be here. they have worked a lot here _ well and it's great to be here. tie: have worked a lot here to try well and it's great to be here. ti91 have worked a lot here to try to make this happen in a world of covid. how important for you guys as performers was it to get back out there? : ., , performers was it to get back out there? : .,, .., , ., there? after the last couple of ears there? after the last couple of years we've — there? after the last couple of years we've had, _ there? after the last couple of years we've had, it's _ there? after the last couple of years we've had, it's great - there? after the last couple of years we've had, it's great to l there? after the last couple of. years we've had, it's great to be back— years we've had, it's great to be back and — years we've had, it's great to be back and we are back in rehearsal and doing — back and we are back in rehearsal and doing gigs and playing in front of all— and doing gigs and playing in front of all of— and doing gigs and playing in front of all of these people, great to be back _ of all of these people, great to be back. really pleased to be had. shall _ back. really pleased to be had. shall we — back. really pleased to be had. shall we have a sneaky look at the arena. i will go past these guys. see these quad bikes, they will be doing wheelies and there is a jeep. let's go through here and you can
see behind me, i think i'm right in saying that that is the peruvian band who are currently dancing for the 600 people who are ticketed, as you can see there are people on my right hand side here with their little unionjacks on new year's day. so, as i say, not quite the 600,000 people you are used to seeing here for the new year's day parade but it is being streamed on the hundred us tv stations as well, so everybody having a fantastic time. jointly later and we will see who else we can speak to.- who else we can speak to. matt, thank you _ who else we can speak to. matt, thank you very — who else we can speak to. matt, thank you very much. _ who else we can speak to. matt, thank you very much. i - who else we can speak to. matt, thank you very much. i was - who else we can speak to. matt, i thank you very much. i was worried you were going to end up on the stage. thank goodness she stopped in time. a runner who set himself the challenge to run at least 5 kilometres every day for a year to raise awareness of knife crime has completed his mission. david fitzgerald — who's from liverpool — was inspired to do it after a family friend was stabbed to death in 2017. samantha nanda reports.
david has run almost 2,500 kilometres. that is more than 1500 miles over the last 365 days, with no days off. it has been amazing, a hell of a journey that i have been on. the highlight was running with jamie carragher, one of my heroes. every type of weather you can think of. snow, rain, storms. christmas day? yes, it was really good and i deserved my christmas dinner afterwards. he started his running challenge after hearing adam ellison's family talk about the devastating impact of knife crime. adam was fatally stabbed in the neck in 2017, and a foundation was set up in his memory. just so proud of him and what he is doing. he really is wonderful. in all weathers, he has been ill as well and still gone out. i am just so pleased that he is on with us,
our adam foundation. we are in awe. it takes some doing, you know? you think, "could i do something like that? n°_" he's amazing, what he has achieved over the last 365 days. we are super, super proud of him. there is still more to do because it is still happening in this city and other cities around the country, so there's still a lot of work to do. it's been four years since adam was killed, and all his family want for 2022 is to find those responsible. no—one should be taking a knife out with them. it needs to stop. it has taken too many innocent lives and they are still out there. we need justice for adam. well done, daddy! what are you going to do after this? either rest on the couch, orjust keep going and try to get to 500 or 1000. it looks like this could be the hottest new year's day on record.
the met office are waiting for confirmation, but they say temperatures have reached 16.2 degrees in stjames's park in central london. the previous record was set in bude, cornwall in 1916 when it reached 15.6 celsius. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. good afternoon, the new year has started just as the old one ended, with some exceptionally mild air across the uk. through the rest of the afternoon, it stays very mild, stays very windy in places, and there'll be rain for some, but not for all. some rain pushing across the south east corner, some showery rain through northern ireland and scotland and for western scotland particularly, we'll see wind gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour, maybe even a little stronger in the most exposed places. top temperatures, 13 to 16 degrees. quite extraordinary for the first day of january. through this evening and tonight, some of that rain hangs on across the south east. for a time, we will see more showery rain pushing its way in from the west overnight. some of that could be on the heavy
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