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week on friday. i do brisk the week on friday. i do brisk westerly winds, that will feed a lot of cloud eastwards across the uk. some rain into the north—west of scotland but most places will remain dry. with russian troops massed on the border, the prime minister issues a strong warning against invading ukraine. we need to make it very clear to the kremlin, to russia, that that would be a disastrous step. diplomatic channels between the us and russia are still open but tension in the region is ratcheting up, we'll bring you the latest. also tonight. another government inquiry — this time after a conservative muslim mp claims she was sacked as a minister because of her faith. fully vaccinated travellers to the uk will no longer have to take a lateral flow test after arrival from february.
unvaccinated, unvaccinated, unvaccinated, unvaccinated. a special report from the royal london hospital about the continuing pressures from omicron. and after too many incidents like these — did you know the highway code is changing this week — giving cyclists and pedestrians priority? coming up on the bbc news channel, messages of support for chinese player peng shuai are banned at the australian open. a former world number one labels organisers " pathetic and wea k". good evening and welcome to the bbc news at six. prime minister borisjohnson has warned russia that invading ukraine would be "disastrous" and a "painful, violent and bloody business". nato is sending more warships and fighterjets to member states
in eastern europe and both the uk and us have announced that they are pulling some embassy staff out of ukraine. tension in the region has been building — with around 100,000 russian troops massed near ukraine's borders. president putin has publically stated his belief that russia and ukraine are one people. he claims one of his key concerns is the expansion of nato — the military alliance of european and north american countries. many countries in eastern europe became members after the fall of the soviet union. the russian president's demand that ukraine will never be allowed tojoin nato has been rejected. here's our diplomatic correspondent james landale. across russia, military exercises are gathering pace. as across russia, military exercises are gathering pace.— across russia, military exercises are gathering pace. as its troops continue to _ are gathering pace. as its troops continue to mass _ are gathering pace. as its troops continue to mass or _ are gathering pace. as its troops continue to mass or ukraine's i continue to mass or ukraine's borders. 0n land, airand continue to mass or ukraine's borders. 0n land, air and sea russian forces are training and preparing. but for what?
russian forces are training and preparing. but forwhat? some western powers now fear the worst. the intelligence is very clear, that there are 60 russian battle groups on the borders of ukraine, the plan for a lightning war that could take out kyiv is one that everyone can see. invading ukraine from a russian perspective is going to be a painful, violent and bloody business, and it's very important that people in russia understand that people in russia understand that this could be the new chechnya. that was a reference to the war russia fought in its southern republic of chechnya in the 19905 were thousands of troops died trying to fit defeat rebels seeking independence. the prime minister and the foreign secretary have been criticised for not focusing enough on ukraine. well, it seems they are trying to change that. the foreign office is releasing intelligence and they say russia is planning, and
borisjohnson is engaging with counterparts about how best to deter invasion. today, liz tru55 wa5 counterparts about how best to deter invasion. today, liz tru55 was in brussels with talks with nato chiefs as they plan to beef up the presence of the alliance in eastern europe. extra ships and warplanes will be sent to the region and the us is reported to be ready to deploy thousands more troops. also in brussels where eu foreign ministers who promised ukraine £1 billion in financial aid and warned russia there will be massive consequences and survey co5ts there will be massive consequences and survey costs to any invasion. russian —— that russia should know, president putin should know that the price of these provocations and military cheap force will be very high, he would be totally isolated and it would have a harsh reaction from all of us. in and it would have a harsh reaction from all of us.— from all of us. in kyiv the british embassy announced _ from all of us. in kyiv the british embassy announced it _ from all of us. in kyiv the british embassy announced it would - from all of us. in kyiv the british | embassy announced it would join from all of us. in kyiv the british - embassy announced it would join the us in sending some diplomats and theirfamilies home because of the russian threat. a decision that did not impress ukraine's foreign ministry. such a step, the spokesman
said, was premature, and a display of excessive caution. all the while, ukraine is doing what it can to get ready. with civilian reservists dusting off universe —— uniforms from the boot of their cars, preparing for the moment when dame just might have to bear arms again. james landale, just might have to bear arms again. jame5 landale, bbc news. —— when they might have to bear arms. 0ur moscow correspondent steve rosenberg joins us now. despite the build up of troops, russia is strongly denying it has any intention of invading ukraine. the message from moscow is loud and clear. all these accusations are western hysteria, hype. the kremlin in5i5t5 it has no plans whatsoever to invade ukraine and as so often happens, whenever vladimir putin's russia is accused of something, what does russia do? it points the finger back so moscow is accusing the ukrainian army of massing forces and planning to attack areas of eastern
ukraine that are under the control of pro—russian separatist rebels. the rhetoric is off the scale. that doesn't mean that war is inevitable. a diplomatic solution to this crisis has not been excluded. 0ne a diplomatic solution to this crisis has not been excluded. one other point to make. in russia vladimir putin may control the messaging, but he doesn't control the markets, and all of this talk of a possible war, possible invasion, that is dragging down russia's financial markets, so russian 5tock5 down russia's financial markets, so russian stocks were down today, the russian stocks were down today, the russian ruble wa5 russian stocks were down today, the russian ruble was down against the pound and the dollar, and that reflects a general nervousness here about what may come next. stew about what may come next. steve rosenberg — about what may come next. steve rosenberg in _ about what may come next. steve rosenberg in moscow, _ about what may come next. steve rosenberg in moscow, thank- about what may come next. steve rosenberg in moscow, thank you. the prime minister says he takes an allegation from a tory mp that her muslim faith led to her being sacked as a minister extremely seriously. he has ordered an inquiry into the claims by nusrat ghani that her "muslimness was raised as an issue". it comes at the start of what could be a critical week for boris johnson. as well as the inquiry
into the allegations by m5 ghani, another tory mp william wragg has spoken to the police today about his allegations that conservative party whips tried to blackmail mp5 into supporting the prime minister by threatening to withdraw finance and projects from their constituencies. and then of course, we're still awaiting sue gray's report into the allegations about parties at downing street. 0ur political editor laura kuen55berg is in westminster for us, it's hard to keep up. it is it i5a it is a critical week for boris johnson and a very difficult one, as you suggest. the list of problems downing street is having to confront is getting longer and longer and longer and longer, and at westminster tonight there is little sense that number ten is in control of events. there is a din, a deafening volume of claims against downing street. the start of the week that could overwhelm the prime minister. another investigation, claims of
racist attitudes at the top. the question, how and why did one of borisjohnson's ministers, nusrat boris johnson's ministers, nusrat ghani, borisjohnson's ministers, nusrat ghani, a woman and a muslim, lo5e ghani, a woman and a muslim, lose your ghani, a woman and a muslim, lo5e yourjob? tote ghani, a woman and a muslim, lose our “ob? ~ . ~ , ghani, a woman and a muslim, lose our “ob? ~ .~ , ., ., ., , your “ob? we take these allegations ve yourjob? we take these allegations very seriously. _ yourjob? we take these allegations very seriously. i _ yourjob? we take these allegations very seriously, i raise _ yourjob? we take these allegations very seriously, i raise them -- - yourjob? we take these allegations very seriously, i raise them -- i - very seriously, i raise them —— i took them seriously when they were raised 18 months ago, i'm glad there's an investigation taking place now. there's an investigation taking place nova— there's an investigation taking lace now. ., ., , place now. the former transport minister said _ place now. the former transport minister said she _ place now. the former transport minister said she was _ place now. the former transport minister said she was told, - place now. the former transport| minister said she was told, when losing herjob, that her muslimness was raised as an issue at a meeting in downing street and that her muslim woman minister status was making colleagues feel uncomfortable. the chief whip in charge of party discipline, who normally keep silent in public, said that was categorically untrue, and revealed he was the person she spoke to. despite investigations, there have long been claims the tory party does not take islamophobia seriously enough. does not take islamophobia seriously enou:h. .,,.,,. .., does not take islamophobia seriously enou:h. , does not take islamophobia seriously enou:h. .,,.,,. .., , . enough. xenophobic racism is not seen as a series _ enough. xenophobic racism is not seen as a series as _ enough. xenophobic racism is not seen as a series as other - enough. xenophobic racism is not seen as a series as other forms i enough. xenophobic racism is notj seen as a series as other forms of bigotry and again we see that here,
when it is raised as an issue it is made clear that it is a career ending issue.— made clear that it is a career ending issue. made clear that it is a career endin: issue. . . , , ending issue. that measure -- but, ressure ending issue. that measure -- but, pressure is — ending issue. that measure -- but, pressure is building _ ending issue. that measure -- but, pressure is building elsewhere. - pressure is building elsewhere. 0ther conservatives are not happy about boris johnson's 0ther conservatives are not happy about borisjohnson's operation and have called the police, meeting the metropolitan police today. the re ort metropolitan police today. the report reports _ metropolitan police today. tue: report reports of metropolitan police today. tte: report reports of which metropolitan police today. "tt2 report reports of which i metropolitan police today. tt2 report reports of which i am aware would seem to constitute blackmail. claims from a younger generation of mp5 that traditional arm—twisting by party managers looking to enforce the line has crossed the line. number ten says it is no evidence of that. but there was more turbulence, this time from the red end of parliament, a government minister quit in the house of lords, furious with what he sees as terrible mismanagement of millions of pounds of government backed covid loans. thank you, and goodbye. he of government backed covid loans. thank you, and goodbye.— of government backed covid loans. thank you, and goodbye. he says it has nothing — thank you, and goodbye. he says it has nothing to _ thank you, and goodbye. he says it has nothing to do _ thank you, and goodbye. he says it has nothing to do with _ thank you, and goodbye. he says it has nothing to do with number - thank you, and goodbye. he says it| has nothing to do with number ten's current woes, but good others here say thank you and goodbye before too
long? the problem for number ten are more thanjust political long? the problem for number ten are more than just political noise, there is a nervous anticipation in their over an official report into what really happened in downing street over a lockdown. some tory mp5 have privately concluded already that boris johnson's mp5 have privately concluded already that borisjohnson's time is up, but many more of the disgruntled are waiting and watching to see what that official inquiry, led by the senior civil servant sue gray, says. the contents of that could spare or break the leadership of boris johnson. there are, of course, those who have long been trying to hasten borisjohnson from who have long been trying to hasten boris johnson from office. who have long been trying to hasten borisjohnson from office. dominic cummings, his formeradviserand borisjohnson from office. dominic cummings, his former adviser and no enemy, has given written evidence to the inquiry, but neither he knows or he knows what the report will eventually conclude. it seems unlikely to be the answer to all of downing street's press. laura kuen55berg, bbc news, westminster. —— downing street's prayers.
travellers to the uk will no longer have to take covid test5 after arrival if they've been fully vaccinated. the government says the changes will take effect from february 11, in time for school half—term holidays. travel firms have welcomed the announcement, but public health experts say testing remains important. 0ur transport correspondent katy austin reports. even a day of less than glorious weather could not dampen the mood of tourism busine55e5 weather could not dampen the mood of tourism businesses in this corner of southern spain today. they hope that a further easing of travel restrictions will mean more british holiday—makers coming for half term. it is going to make such a difference to so many people, the travellers, people with businesses over here, and obviously in other countries as well. it is going to be a major boost. countries as well. it is going to be a major boost-— a ma'or boost. from february 11, full a major boost. from february 11, fully vaccinated _ a major boost. from february 11, fully vaccinated people _ a major boost. from february 11, fully vaccinated people will - a major boost. from february 11, fully vaccinated people will no i fully vaccinated people will no longer have to pay to take a covid te5t longer have to pay to take a covid test after arriving in the uk. fantastic! to the relief of passengers we spoke to at gatwick. save some money, save time, save
hassle, notjust for me but if it was a family, my goodness, the expense of it. t was a family, my goodness, the expense of it— was a family, my goodness, the expense of it. i think they should be scrapped. _ expense of it. i think they should be scrapped. it — expense of it. i think they should be scrapped, it is _ expense of it. i think they should be scrapped, it is pointless - expense of it. i think they should be scrapped, it is pointless to . expense of it. i think they should l be scrapped, it is pointless to have him after— be scrapped, it is pointless to have him after all of the palaver we have been _ him after all of the palaver we have been through with the vaccination process — been through with the vaccination rocess. ., , been through with the vaccination rocess. .,, ., ., ., been through with the vaccination rocess. ., ., ., ., process. those who have not had both “abs will no process. those who have not had both jabs will no longer _ process. those who have not had both jabs will no longer have _ process. those who have not had both jabs will no longer have to _ process. those who have not had both jabs will no longer have to take - process. those who have not had both jabs will no longer have to take a - jab5 will no longer have to take a covid te5t jab5 will no longer have to take a covid test on day eight after arriving. people planning holidays or other trips will still need to pay attention to the entry requirements and covid rules in the place they are visiting, but the travel industry 5ee5 place they are visiting, but the travel industry sees the announcement today as a significant, welcome move. airline say that it brings international travel back towards near normality for fully vaccinated travellers. tote towards near normality for fully vaccinated travellers.— towards near normality for fully vaccinated travellers. we have seen eve time vaccinated travellers. we have seen every time that _ vaccinated travellers. we have seen every time that the _ vaccinated travellers. we have seen every time that the government - vaccinated travellers. we have seen. every time that the government have removed these restrictions on travellers, that there has been a surge and a boom in the sales and i don't think that is going to be an exception right now. the government sa s the exception right now. the government says the vaccine _ exception right now. the government says the vaccine roll-out _ exception right now. the government says the vaccine roll-out has - exception right now. the government says the vaccine roll-out has made i says the vaccine roll—out has made these latest changes possible but one public health expert urged
caution. tote one public health expert urged caution. ~ ., ., ., ., , caution. we are not out of the woods in terms of — caution. we are not out of the woods in terms of the _ caution. we are not out of the woods in terms of the numbers _ caution. we are not out of the woods in terms of the numbers of— caution. we are not out of the woods in terms of the numbers of people i in terms of the numbers of people with covid, and although this is welcome news for the sector, it is not, should not be seen generally as yet another signal that it is all 0k, yet another signal that it is all ok, because we have had warnings today, we do need to still take care. ., , , today, we do need to still take care. . ,, ., ., today, we do need to still take care. ., ., , care. passenger locator forms will still be required. _ care. passenger locator forms will still be required. the _ care. passenger locator forms will still be required. the omicron - still be required. the 0micron variant put yet another dampener on the travel sector's fortunes. today's news has fuelled hopes that its recovery can take off again. katy austin, bbc news. scotland is easing most of its remaining covid restrictions, which means that nightclubs can now reopen and crowd limits on large indoor events have been scrapped. but people are still being asked to work from home where possible, and although table service is no longer necessary in most venues, face masks are still required in indoor public places, including secondary schools. there were almost 88,500 new infections in the latest 24—hour period.
so there were just over 93,000 new cases on average per day in the last week. more than 17,500 people are in hospital with covid. another 56 deaths were reported, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive test. on average in the past week, there were 263 deaths per day. 0n vaccinations, nearly 37 million people have had a boosterjab, that's 64.2% of those aged 12 and over. the time is 1a minutes past six. our top story this evening. the prime minister warns russia that invading ukraine would be a "disastrous step" — as the uk withdraws staff from its embassy there. and she was the first british woman to swim the channel — but her children and grandchildren had no idea. coming up in sportsday on the bbc news channel, after a weekend marred by anti—social incidents in the premier league, we take a look at disorder in football, with clubs and police
concerned about fan behaviour. plan b covid restrictions in england are due to be lifted later this week, in a move the government hopes will gradually see the country move beyond the pandemic. the world health organisation's covid special envoy says "light is at the end of the tunnel" for the uk in tackling the disease. but officials here remain cautious, in part because of the number of unvaccinated people, estimated to be around five million. in the first of two special reports, my colleague clive myrie, cameraman david mcilveen and producer sam piranty, and producer sam piranty have returned to the royal london hospital, talking to staff and patients about the continuing pressures on the nhs of the 0micron variant, and what life might be like after covid. at the royal london hospital, a multi—bed intensive care unit 5it5 abandoned and silent.
the worst has passed in this pandemic, but is it over? so this ward down here all the way along there, full of patients this time last year? correct, one of eight wards that we ran at the time. now there is just one ward, with six patients. those who are vaccinated. consultant nick bunker, who worked through the darkest times, points out what unites five of them. unvaccinated, unvaccinated, unvaccinated. unvaccinated and unvaccinated. does it makes you angry? it's, i think it's mixed emotions. covid isn't universally the only disease where people make poor decisions, but it's resources that we're using to treat people we don't have to. big breath in. covid vaccines have now allowed many millions to breathe easy in the pandemic. relieving pressure on the nhs. but this man, a once healthy 58—year—old,
chose another path that nearly killed him. i was close to death. so why did you not take the vaccine? a5if hussain would have had no qualms about getting a jab. still in his 205, he is on his feet now — just about. we last saw him in hospital, a year ago, infected before the vaccine roll out. we didn't think we'd ever see him again. what did you think when you saw the video of you intubated, asleep at the royal london? what was that like when you saw it,
what did you think? it was unbelievable. i had to watch it back a few times, just for it to register in my head, "no, that's you, that is you asleep, that is you, limp, laying there", so it was, it was shocking, and it did take a while for it, for it to register in my head, "do you know what, this is what you have been through." the rest of society is moving on. we've to live with this thing now, no suggestion that there's going to be another lockdown, potentially. but is there a sense, because of the long covid, that you will always be blighted by this thing? of course. i haven't been able to go back to work. i was a gas engineer by trade, so a very physicaljob. with my condition at the moment, i don't think i'll be going back to work, that type of physical work any time soon. i remember my wife telling me they called her, and they told her and mum to come and say their goodbyes to me, and i can't imagine how difficult it must have been for them, you know, but, you know, it's all
thanks to god i've made it through. the pandemic has forced much self examination. what are our thresholds for lockdowns and mandates and covid rules? we all looked within, appraising our own capacity to cope, and the nhs has had do the same. scanning forensically and examining its practises and procedures and one of the biggest questions is with whether covid vaccines should be mandatory for staff. the government says yes. actually, yes. please. it is fairly urgent. consultant marie healy, who helped lead the nhs troops at the royal london in the battle against covid, thinks differently. i think the difficulty with the mandatory vaccine is some, we are going to lose staff, and i think we can't afford to. do you know staff who have made it clear they are going to leave? yes, definitely. i believe that true and we have already lost some. it's a bit of a numbers
game isn't it, tonight. staffing pressures made worse by the highly infectious 0micron variants. i am six nurses down. fears over rising cases after plan b restrictions are lifted and long—term ever growing waiting lists, all mean tough times ahead. so make no mistake, the worst of the covid pandemic may be over, with fewer patients needing the more intensive care. it won't be painful. but the pressure is still on the nhs, in so many other ways. today, 48—hours after we first met gonan, he is having his artificial airway removed. he'd spent over a month on a ventilator.
it's a miracle. covid didn't beat him, can the nhs say the same? clive myrie, bbc news. the wikileaks founder julian assange has won the right to ask the supreme court to block his extradition to the us. a ruling in the high court today means mr assange — who is wanted in the us for the publication of classified documents — can petition the uk's highest court for a hearing, stalling any extradition from the uk for now. it doesn't mean he definitely will be granted a hearing but it does mean a delay of many more months before his case can come to a conclusion. new details have emerged about the liverpool bomber who died when his device exploded outside a hospital in the city last november. according to court documents obtained by the bbc, the home office twice rejected emad al—swealmeen's claims for asylum. the documents show al—swealmeen could not back up his claim of being from syria in 2014 — he was, in fact, from iraq — but the home office had not removed him before he tried again
under a new name in 2017. the home office says it won't comment on his case. the metropolitan police have apologised for using 5exi5t and derogatory language about a woman they were arresting and strip searching in 2013. assistant professor konstancia duffy complained but an officer was cleared of gross misconduct in 2018. now cctv has emerged of the incident, the met has paid compensation and apologised unreservedly. our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford joins me now. the details of this case are horrendous. the case dates back top 2013, when konstancia duffy wa5 the case dates back top 2013, when konstancia duffy was a music student but she is now an assistant professor, 5he but she is now an assistant professor, she was trying to help a 15—year—old boy who was being stopped and searched but she ended up stopped and searched but she ended up being arrested herself for obstructing the police. she didn't co—operate and they carried her into the police station and the sergeant decided to authorise female officers to cut off her clothes to check whether she was carrying anything.
she has been fighting a legal case for almost nine years but only last year did she manage to get hold of the rctv and what the officers were saying and the custody sergeant 5he saying and the custody sergeant she is resist, treat her like a terrorist, then you hear the officers laughing a rotted her body hair, her underwear, saying that her clothes stink, it is because that the metropolitan police has agreed to pay compensation and apologise for the 5exi5t, derogatory and unacceptable language used. it comes at the end of a terrible year for the metropolitan police, it comes at the end of a terrible the metropolitan police, tributes have been paid to the french designer manfred thierry mugler, who's died at the age of 73. he launched his fashion brand in the 19705 and became known for his daring theatrical designs. the muglerfashion house
described him as a true visionary. changes to the highway code are due to be introduced later this week aimed at improving safety. a �*hierarchy�* of road users will be introduced with those most at risk in the event of a collision— pedestrians and cyclists — given priority. road safety charities say too many motorists have no idea about the changes, so danny savage has the details for you. avoiding disaster on two wheels is at the heart of new changes to the highway code. cyclists and pedestrians take far more of a priority over drivers. but are you aware of the changes? to stop that sort of incident happening, one of the new rules is you should use your left hand to open the driver's side door and that forces you to look over your shoulder to check your blind spot to see if anyone's there. cyclists in some situations are being encouraged to position
themselves in the middle of their lane, and to cycle two abreast. motorists are being told to give them more than four feet of clearance when they overtake. jamie has multiple and relies on on pedal—power to get around. some places it's just really important that you do take what's called primary position. some places in some roads and junctions you need to be there where you can be seen, and it is really important that is codified in the new changes so that everybody�*s aware that people are there for a reason. the rules at side road junctions like this are changing too. at the moment, if i'm crossing the road, any vehicle turning in has to give way to me. but from saturday, if i'm just standing here, looking as though i'm about to cross, any vehicle turning in would have to give me priority. as a driver, what do you think? i think it's going to cause more accidents. what, the changes to the law? yes, absolutely. yeah. people are just not going to realise with the cyclists, i don't think.
it sounds sensible in theory, it'sjust practise. whether drivers carry- on doing what they used to, whether pedestrians, cyclists get a false i sense of security now. |it's a question of getting peoplej to change their habits and think. there will be an awareness campaign about the highway code changes, but critics they is too late and not enough people know what is going to be different. danny savage, bbc news, york. a british woman with incurable cancer and her two team—mates have broken the world record for rowing across the atlantic. kat cordiner, abbyjohnston and charlotte irving tookjust1i2 days to complete the 3,000 mile trip, knocking seven days off the previous record. they've raised over £50,000 for cancer charities. a plaque has been unveiled today to honour the first british woman to swim the channel. mercedes gleitze made the crossing in 1927 and became a major celebrity in the years after for her multiple endurance swimming achievements. but then she slipped into obscurity,
keeping her past a secret from her children and grandchildren. her life is being commemorated in a new film, due to be released later this year. david sillito reports. mercedes gleitz, the first british woman to swim the channel, the straits of gibraltar, all the way around the isle of man. she was, in the 205 and 305, famous, a regular on the newsreels. they evene covered her wedding. they even covered her wedding. her honeymoon, another long distance swim. leaving today for turkey, to attempt the hellespont, and i hope to win for england this additional swimming honour. very, very nice. and then she disappeared from public life. indeed, even her own family only realised quite what she had achieved when they found her archive after she died. i knew my grandmother well, i spent a lot of time with her, but she never spoke to me about swimming. you knew nothing about the swimming?
nothing, she never spoke to me about swimming at all. in fact, she lied about the fact that she was a swimmer to the neighbours that she lived with. you know, she was challenged, you know, "you're mercedes gleitze, aren't you?" she would deny who she was? it's laughable because it's obvious who she was, but she denied who she was because she didn't want that life any more. now, her life and the story of her repeated attempts to prove she really had 5wum the channel has been turned into a film. kirsten callaghan has spent three years training and swimming the swims. sometimes, if i lost my nerve, i would have to say, "what would mercedes do, what would mercedes do?" because she always stayed calm. itjust made me appreciate mercedes more for what she did, and how brave she was, to do it, and to do it alone. yes, she did it all on her own. a secretary who swam in her spare time and used herfame to raise money to build housing for the homeless. finally receiving a little of the recognition she's more than owed. david sillito, bbc news, brighton.
time for a look at the weather, here's ben rich. about her body hair, her underwear, saying that her clothes stink, it is because that the metropolitan police has agreed to pay compensation and apologise for the 5exi5t, derogatory and unacceptable language used. it comes at the end of a terrible year for the metropolitan police, . comes at the end of a terrible year for the metropolitan police, , thank ou. it for the metropolitan police, , thank you- it has — for the metropolitan police, , thank you. it has been _ for the metropolitan police, , thank you. it has been a _ for the metropolitan police, , thank you. it has been a gloomy - for the metropolitan police, , thank you. it has been a gloomy day, - for the metropolitan police, , thank| you. it has been a gloomy day, once again for many parts of the uk, and if you have been stuck underneath cloud like this and you have had light winds, nothing to turn the air over you don't need me to tell you how cold it is. parts of mid—wales didn't get above freezing. aberdeen temperatures, the difference, it is clear to see, some sunshine and a bit of a breeze to turn things over, we have seen some brightness in eastern scotland, parts of niece england. furthersouth eastern scotland, parts of niece england. further south stuck under the grey sky, that is where it felt chilly. tonight where you keep cloud thaw will hold the temperatures up. the north east will see temperatures dropping away for a touch of frost. fog patches as well. much milder, up towards the north—west of the uk, where it will turn breezy through
the night. tomorrow more of the same, more or what we have been used to. a lot of dry but cloudy weather, if odd fog patch. grey skies and light wind further south making for another chilly day, some sunshine in the north east and northern ireland and southern scotland. it will turn breezy in the northern half with rain into the north and west of scotland. temperatures really struggling in the grey area, three orfour struggling in the grey area, three or four degree, struggling in the grey area, three orfour degree, milder in the north—west, eight or nine. now as we get into wednesday, it looks like our big lump of cloud will retreat south wards, a better chance of but as you can see rain in scotland, maybe northern ireland later and it will be windy here at this stage, with gales possible in exposed 5pots. wednesday night into thursday, takes this weather front further south but it will weaken, not much rain getting down into the south of the uk, a continuation of what has been really dry january so far, many places have only seen half the rainfall they might normally
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