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�*can �* can necessary make emergency they can necessary make emergency payments, get alternative accommodation set up if that is necessary, if their home is so badly damaged, and get repair work is authorised and started as soon as is humanly possible. haw authorised and started as soon as is humanly possible.— humanly possible. how quick is that because yesterday and her chimney had gone through her roof, she had an exposed roof, obviously very worried about being exposed to the elements and had rung the insurance and because it was over the weekend did not get any reply? how long does it take do you think to get emergency funds and repairs under way? insurers will have 24—hour emergency helpline is unable be helping customers as i speak. i imagine the demand for reef it'll be pretty high. if your property is badly damaged and you are vulnerable, insurers will prioritise you. if you need alternative accommodation on a
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temporary basis, insurers will organise that and pay for it as well. , . , , , organise that and pay for it as well. , ., , , , u, well. presumably the bill could run into hundreds _ well. presumably the bill could run into hundreds of _ well. presumably the bill could run into hundreds of millions _ well. presumably the bill could run into hundreds of millions of- well. presumably the bill could run. into hundreds of millions of pounds. what we saw last time when we had similar storms, what we saw last time when we had similarstorms, it led what we saw last time when we had similar storms, it led to damage of around £60 million. the priority is not to try to estimate the bill back prioritise customers and help them recover as soon as possible.- recover as soon as possible. thank ou for recover as soon as possible. thank you forjoining _ recover as soon as possible. thank you forjoining us _ recover as soon as possible. thank you forjoining us with _ recover as soon as possible. thank you forjoining us with the - recover as soon as possible. thank you forjoining us with the latest i you forjoining us with the latest on the aftermath of storm eunice and storm franklin as we say still to come. let us recap. the queen has tested
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positive for covid—i9. a statement from buckingham palace says she is experiencing mild symptoms like a cold and does expect to continue light duties at windsor in the next few days and this week. these are pictures from her from few days and this week. these are pictures from herfrom earlier on this month. it is 70 years she has been on the throne. she is 95 years of age and she is celebrating this year the platinum jubilee. of age and she is celebrating this year the platinumjubilee. we have had comments in from various politicians wishing her well. we have had sajid javid the uk health secretary tweeting, wishing her majesty the queen a quick recovery, and the labour party leader sir keir starmer, we have also heard from him also wishing the queen well and hoping that she has a very quick recovery. it is assumed and presumed that the queen has been triple
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vaccinated against covid—i9. let's hear from our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell.— hear from our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell. buckingham palace has confirmed the queen has today tested positive for covid. they say she is experiencing mild cold like symptoms and expects to continue with light duties at windsor over the coming week. she will continue to receive medical attention according to buckingham palace and will follow appropriate guidelines. i understand there had been at the covid outbreaks within windsor castle, within the household, and that would explain why she has now tested positive. there were rumours a couple of weeks ago after the prince of wales tested positive and it was disclosed he met her at windsor when the prince wales had been carrying out an investiture. she did not
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contract covid on that occasion. she met two senior defence officials and apart from remarking that she could not move, suggesting there were still some mobility issues with her health and general well—being. clearly at that point she was not covid positive but this morning she has tested positive. the thing to stress before everyone gets concerned about this, the thing to stress is the palace is saying these are mild, cold like symptoms. in everybody�*s mind is the fact in a matter of weeks now she will be 96 years old. she will be receiving medical attention and according to buckingham palace she is continuing with what they describe as light duties. we with what they describe as light duties. ~ , ., ., ., ~ ., duties. we understand, i do not know if it has ever — duties. we understand, i do not know if it has ever been _ duties. we understand, i do not know if it has ever been confirmed, - duties. we understand, i do not know if it has ever been confirmed, that. if it has ever been confirmed, that she is triple vaccinated. that is the assumption, at least. it is a
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very safe _ the assumption, at least. it is a very safe assumption. - the assumption, at least. it is a very safe assumption. it - the assumption, at least. it is a very safe assumption. it would | the assumption, at least. it is a l very safe assumption. it would be completely bizarre if she were not. i think we can take it as absolutely certain she has been fully vaccinated and so is in as resilient a position as anybody can be from a medical point of view. the concerning area of course is her vulnerability, simply because of her age. apart from these mobility is she has been in good health. she was advised... because of what everyone is euphemistically referring to as mobility issues, it has been suggested she had a full. never any suggestion the reason the doctors advised her to have a rest and undertake light duties was in any way covid related and that was
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willed out by buckingham palace at the time. ., ,, , the time. ruled out. she is extraordinary. _ the time. ruled out. she is extraordinary. for - the time. ruled out. she is extraordinary. for a - the time. ruled out. she is| extraordinary. for a woman the time. ruled out. she is i extraordinary. for a woman of the time. ruled out. she is - extraordinary. for a woman of 95, nearly 96. she is extraordinary. she started to use a walking stick a little bit recently but she always seem so vibrant in her public appearances. seem so vibrant in her public appearances-_ seem so vibrant in her public a- earances. , , . , appearances. these pictures were taken before _ appearances. these pictures were taken before the _ appearances. these pictures were taken before the apparent - appearances. these pictures were taken before the apparent changej appearances. these pictures were i taken before the apparent change in how general well—being. these pictures were taken at windsor castle when she was meeting various entrepreneurs. it was the following day, on october the 20th, when it was suddenly announced she would not be going ahead with a visit to belfast and on that occasion had doctors advised her to rest and she was brought into hospital in central london for preliminary tests, as they were described. ever since then we have seen rather less of her. she has been taking life more easily,
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undertaking these light duties but continuing with audiences with various officials, those have been done by video link in most cases. we saw herjust two weeks ago at the moment at the 70th anniversary of her accession over the accession day weekend, we saw her meeting people in the ballroom at sandringham. although she was then walking with a walking stick and she was very mentally completely engaged and people who were there at that perception said, yes, she is looking a little more frail now but is clearly very alert. that was the impression that everyone who has met her in recent times has formed and indeed she has continued on. as i mentioned a couple of days ago meeting the officials from the ministry of defence. talking to dan and chatting to them. she is not walking as confidently as has been
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the case in the past. the news this morning she has tested positive for covid. important to emphasise that according to buckingham palace the symptoms she is displaying are mild, cold like symptoms. she will be receiving medical attention from members of the medical household. the royal household has its own royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s throu~h royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how _ royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how that _ royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how that will _ royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how that will work - royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how that will work and - royal physicians, doesn't it? talk s through how that will work and he | through how that will work and he will be looking after her? == through how that will work and he will be looking after her?- will be looking after her? -- talk us through- _ will be looking after her? -- talk us through. the _ will be looking after her? -- talk us through. the medical- will be looking after her? -- talk. us through. the medical household will be looking after her? -- talk- us through. the medical household is an array of physicians who are uncle to consult and treat, if necessary, the queen and other central members of the royal family. they will have been of course keeping a close eye on things during the whole period of
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the pandemic. for many months she was very isolated at windsor. this sort of bubble that was formed around her to protect herfrom covid. that was successful. this was the first occasion that she has tested positive, she has contracted the virus. the precautionary measures were very effective. at this point, the restrictions are being relaxed and it is apparent that some members of the household at windsor had tested positive and the virus has spread, and spread to the virus has spread, and spread to the extent she has herself contracted it. i don't sense there is any reason for the particular concern or alarm. she has tested positive with mild, cold like symptoms but she will clearly now be observed and the medical household, the doctors, the royal doctors will
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be keeping a close eye on things and offering whatever treatment they seem and deem to be appropriate. nick witchell, our royal correspondent. recapping the news that the queen has tested positive for covid—i9 and is experiencing light cold symptoms. we have had quite a lot of reaction and good wishes coming in from various richest politicians in the last few minutes. sajid javid wishing her majesty the queen a quick recovery. opposition leader sir keir starmer, the labour party leader, on behalf of myself and the whole of the labour party wishing her majesty the queen good health and a speedy recovery. get well soon, says sir keir starmer. the mayor of london sadiq khan says, the commitment her majesty has shown to country appears
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to be unwavering. wishing her a safe and speedy recovery from covid. lots of other messages. from various politicians and well—wishers on social media. we do know the queen received herfirst social media. we do know the queen received her first vaccination for covid back in 2021. the assumption is she has had a second and third dose since then. earlier i spoke tojim reed our health correspondent about the queen's positive test for covid. three doses of the vaccine are incredibly effective, reducing the chances of going into hospital by 80%. despite the fact the queen is 95 years old, she will have a lot of protection from the vaccine. another thing that was discussed at anti—viral medications. they are
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only starting to be used in the uk. there are two pills. the idea is you get them to people soon after they had tested positive, within three to five days. both pills you take over the course of five days. it is a course of pills every evening you would take. both entrails have shown to be effected, reducing the risk of someone who is more at risk of covid needing hospital treatment. the drug from pfizer reduces the risk of highly vulnerable person by 95%. i5 highly vulnerable person by 95%. is still experimental? they are just starting to be regularly prescribed. it was approved at the end of last year. on new year's eve in fact on the 31st of december. it only started to be used publicly last
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week. the queen could very well be one of the first people to receive these new treatments. around 1.3 million people in the uk have been sent extra pcr test because they are at higher risk of a severe infection. the idea is to speed up the diagnosis process. as soon as you have the symptoms of covid, had a pcr test at home and these medicines will be delivered to your door quickly. the idea is for them to be delivered and taken within five days. it is fair assumption that the queen would be at least offered the opportunity. we talk all the time about vaccinations and how important the vaccinations are. it will less about the revolution in the treatment of covid when people get it. the treatment of covid when people aet it. ., , the treatment of covid when people ret it. ., , , ., the treatment of covid when people iet it. ., , , ., get it. that is something the prime minister was _ get it. that is something the prime minister was talking _ get it. that is something the prime minister was talking about - get it. that is something the prime minister was talking about when i get it. that is something the prime j minister was talking about when he was talking about the living with covid plan being announced tomorrow. treatments are being seen as one of
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the key ways of reducing the risk of people going into hospital. that is what we have been talking about since the beginning of the pandemic may relieving the pressure on the nhs and stopping people falling very sick with the disease. the nhs and stopping people falling very sick with the disease.— sick with the disease. the queen, as buckingham — sick with the disease. the queen, as buckingham palace _ sick with the disease. the queen, as buckingham palace has— sick with the disease. the queen, as buckingham palace has confirmed, l sick with the disease. the queen, as l buckingham palace has confirmed, has tested positive for covid, experiencing mild, cold like symptoms. it is also understood number of other cases of covid had been diagnosed amongst the windsor castle team. all of this comes a fee days after the queen reached her milestone of 70 years on the throne. that was on february the 6th. this is her platinum jubilee. that was on february the 6th. this is her platinumjubilee. she is 95 years of age and it is understood that she has been triple vaccinated, as we were hearing earlier from jim and nick witchell, it was confirmed
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she had the first vaccine dose at the beginning of last year in january of 2021 and it is assumed she has had the second and third vaccine doses as well. the royal household has its own royal physicians who will be looking after the queen at the moment and that is led by professor sir hugh thomas, head of the medical household and physician to the queen. they are the people who will be looking after the queen, who has tested positive, of course prince charles has tested positive twice now for covid—19. i also spoke to nicholas witchell in the last hour and asked him whether the last hour and asked him whether the queen would continue with light duties after a positive test. yes. duties after a positive test. yes, that is the _ duties after a positive test. yes, that is the expectation. - duties after a positive test. yes, that is the expectation. it - duties after a positive test. yes, that is the expectation. it will i that is the expectation. it will depend on how things develop over the next 2a, 48 hours. depend on how things develop over the next 24, 48 hours. we must assume that is the position, as
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described by buckingham palace, that the symptoms are mild, cold like symptoms, and, as you say, the expectation, they hope is that she will be able to continue with the light duty she has been performing in the last four months, since the moment in october when doctors advised her to rest and take things rather easier. since then, since that moment, october the 20th, which is quite a significant change in the whole situation, it is in the time since then that we have seen her walking with a stick. there has certainly been evidence of some frailty, according to those who have seen. physicalfrailty some frailty, according to those who have seen. physical frailty not mental frailty. have seen. physical frailty not mentalfrailty. this morning, buckingham palace has confirmed she has tested positive for covid and she is continuing to receive medical attention and will follow all the
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appropriate guidelines. this apparently follows other covid positive cases within the household at windsor. it must be assumed she has not caught this as had been feared from the prince of wales, who tested positive a couple of weeks ago and had been at windsor, had seen the queen a couple of weeks ago. of course has made a full recovery. he was due to visit on friday but that was cancelled because of the stormy weather. he has made a full recovery and the expectation is the queen will make a full recovery from the mild symptoms, as described at the moment, and she will be receiving treatment from the royal doctors, led by professor sir hugh thomas and they clearly will have a plan for a situation such as this and that plan will be put into operation. i do not sense there is any sharp concern but
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clearly, as ever, the underlying fact in all of this that she is now 95, will be 96 in april that she has, as we think can safely assume she has received all three vaccinations and that it must be hoped and i think we can assume will give her that high level of protection against virus as we have in saying. just protection against virus as we have in sa in. , , protection against virus as we have insa ini. , , in saying. just the broader context, 70 ears in saying. just the broader context, 70 years on — in saying. just the broader context, 70 years on the _ in saying. just the broader context, 70 years on the throne _ in saying. just the broader context, 70 years on the throne this - in saying. just the broader context, 70 years on the throne this month, j 70 years on the throne this month, february the 6th, i think it was, the platinumjubilee february the 6th, i think it was, the platinum jubilee celebrations this year. there was the fear the whole prince andrew episode was going to overshadow it but there has been that legal settlement of that case. there has been a lot of stress, shall we say, on the queen. it is absolutely right to say this week has not been a good week for the royal family with the whole andrey business and then the
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metropolitan police saying they are beginning a police investigation into the prince of wales's principal charity vehicle, the princess foundation and an investigation which will focus principally on its former chief executive, michael fawcett. —— de prince's foundation. one must assume this will have been a troubling week for her. perfectly reasonable to assume she would have been pained by the difficulties, particularly the whole circumstances in which andrew has found himself. we can only assume what she may conclude from all of that. it has been an unsettling week. these are unsettling episodes for anyone, not least a monitor who has been so beautiful in her application to her role but to see members of her
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family getting themselves into difficulty, and i am thinking particularly of andrew, although he has not accepted any liability and has not accepted any liability and has always denied any impropriety. these have been weeks when one must imagine she will have been more than usually concerned notjust about members of her family but the impact of all of this on the monarchy, most particularly at the start of what should be this period when people with focus most essentially on the period at the last 70 years of her reign. it period at the last 70 years of her reiin. ., , , period at the last 70 years of her reiin. , reign. it has been confirmed the queen is suffering _ reign. it has been confirmed the queen is suffering mild - reign. it has been confirmed the l queen is suffering mild symptoms from covid—19. just to recap on other senior members of the royal family who have also had covid. the prince of wales, he was 73 years of age, emerged from isolation on
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thursday after a second bout of covid. he first caught it back in march 2020, in the early days of the pandemic when the vaccine was not available. he had mild symptoms and lost his sense of smell and taste and isolated. then the duchess, had and isolated. then the duchess, had a positive test that was announced last monday. that was the first time she has had covid. the duke of cambridge had the virus in april 2020 but did not make that public, said he did not want to alarm the nation. othersenior said he did not want to alarm the nation. other senior members of the royal family have contracted covid. the queen, it has been confirmed, is suffering mild cold like symptoms but will be continuing with her duties. it is understood actually that several other members of the windsor castle team have also been diagnosed with covid. it is, as nick
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mitchell was saying the 70 years the queen has been on the throne. —— nicholas witchell. february the 6th was the date she reached that historic and extraordinary milestone. the people who are going to be looking after her now while she negotiates covid and those mild symptoms as they have been described are the medical household, in particular the head of the medical household who is professor sir hugh thomas and he is head of the medical household and position to the queen. he will be in charge of a team of the royal household physicians, who led after the queen. she has had some health issues in the last few months, aside from this positive test for covid. she carried out her
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first major public engagement for more than three months on february the 5th, the evil of herjubilee. that is when she met some charity workers at sandringham house and cut her cake. —— eeee of herjubilee. we are reflecting on the fact we assume and presume she is triple vaccinated, offering her good protection against the worst effects of covid—19. we know it was confirmed that she had the first vaccine dose injanuary of 2021. we didn't had it confirmed she had had their second dose all the booster jab but it is very much confirmed she has had all three doses. also jim reed, our health correspondent was telling us earlier it may well be she is treated now with anti—virals, which are relatively new and can be given are seen as someone does test positive, again to mitigate against the worst effects
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of covid—19. let's bring you a feel of covid—19. let's bring you a feel of the messages of good wishes that have come in for her majesty, as it is confirmed she has covid. priti patel, the home secretary, has tweeted... we have also heard from the health secretary, sajid javid, who of course is very busy dealing with the pandemic and also the new living with covid strategy that is going to be unveiled this week, ending restrictions for covid in england. sajid javid has tweeted, wishing her majesty the queen quick recovery. labour leader sir keir starmer as well went on to twitter to say, on behalf of myself and the whole of uk labour wishing her majesty the queen
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did health and a speedy recovery, get well soon. and we have even had from gary lineker. he said that he was sending good wishes to the queen as well. let's just to recap on the latest developments as we have them from bucking them palace —— buckingham palace. they have confirmed the queen has tested positive for covid—19. they are stressing the symptoms she has are mild, rather like a cold and in—line generally with the experience of the omicron variant, that it is much milder than previous variants of coronavirus. the palace are saying in fact that she will continue with light duties at windsor this week. for the next few days, it doesn't sound like she will be confined to
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her bed, she will be continuing with light duties. she has tested positive for covid—19. royal physicians are currently looking after her majesty. you have in watching bbc news. —— been watching. lots more on the breaking news coming to us us from buckingham palace. let's pause and get the latest weather forecast. following on from storm eunice, we have seen the weather getting worse again today and more continuing into the night. a lot of rain around the chalice in the north—west. the wings are strengthening. this hasjust been named storm franklin by the met office. had that this weather front has brought a lot of rain already
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into the lake district. —— ahead of that. turns brighter and more showery in scotland and northern ireland. the showers could turn wintry in some parts of scotland. the winds are continuing to strengthen, perhaps at to 70 mph around the western coasts of england and wales. scotland and northern ireland, it gets colder as it turns more showery. wet and windy. school a winds will sweep their way through this evening. further north we will find more snow in the showers in scotland and we will find the winds picking up. from seven o'clock we have a number warning picking up. from seven o'clock we have a numberwarning in picking up. from seven o'clock we have a number warning in full speed gas at 270, 80 mph. —— inforce have a number warning in full speed gas at 270, 80 mph. —— in force with gusts up to 70,80 mph. a colder night even though we have the strong
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and potentially damaging winds around as well. we will find sunshine coming through and also a scattering of showers. many places will become dry. the winds were gradually ease down. still windy even into the afternoon across england and wales. not as windy in northern ireland. these are the temperatures, around eight to 13. it will feel colder in the very strong winds. the winds will ease overnight. another weather system coming in from the atlantic to bring wetter, windier weather into scotland and northern ireland. the rain will become light and patchy. following on from that sunshine with more showers following income again wintry ever higher parts of western scotland and the around six to a high of 13 celsius. —— with a high of around.
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines the queen has tested positive for covid—19. buckingham palace says she is experiencing mild cold—like symptoms, but does expect to continue light duties at windsor this week. britain warns russia is planning the biggest conflict in europe since world war two. it's as russia and belarus take part in huge military exercises, just 160 kilometres from ukraine's border the legal requirement to self—isolate after catching covid in england is expected to be dropped from next week — the shadow health secretary says the move would be premature the key thing is that people have access to free testing, they know their status and they do the right thing by staying at home.
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