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this is bbc news, the headlines: it's 100 days since russia began its invasion of ukraine. president zelensky marked the occasion by praising the country's resistance. but he's admitted russia now controls one fifth of his country, that nearly 1a million people have been forced to flee and that thousands of civilians have been killed. a former adviser to ex—president donald trump has appeared in a us court charged with refusing to cooperate with the inquiry into last yea r�*s storming of congress. peter navarro has ignored a subpoena ordering him to give evidence to the house committee, which he's dismissed as a sham. it's day three of queen elizabeth's platinum jubilee, and amongst the celebrations ahead is a concert at buckingham palace on saturday night, and a pageant on the mall in central london on sunday.
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earlier members of the british royal family attended a special service at saint paul's cathedral in london. celebrating our different communities has been the focus of a platinum jubilee event in newham in east london. to mark the queen's 70 year reign, 70 women are performing a traditionalfolk dance from kerala in india. luxmy gopal has been to see how final rehearsals are going. (music playing). 70 dancers in on eight platinum theme attire, celebrating the head of state from carrabba free from southern india. —— this was a
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final rehearsal from women who until last weekend not met. people came from sheffield, nottingham, birmingham, you name itand we nottingham, birmingham, you name it and we did predominantly most of our sessions were done by zoom, some people met in the park weekly and for the first time weekly and for the first time we met on may 28 altogether as a group of 70. the dance is one of many events for mela, reflecting multiculturalism and the commonwealth. my community has alwa s the commonwealth. my community has always held _ the commonwealth. my community has always held the _ the commonwealth. my community has always held the queen - the commonwealth. my community has always held the queen in - has always held the queen in high esteem, they love her to bits. it was an opportunity for people to gather and celebrate. we also wanted to celebrate multiculturalism and the margaret community, the contribution of the migrant community. the state migrant community. the state migrant community. iii} community. the state migrant community-— community. 70 years of royal tradition and _ community. 70 years of royal tradition and change - tradition and change
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celebrated. luxmy gopal, bbc news. now on bbc news, the travel show. this week, a glimpse of the queen's holiday home in the scottish highlands. i enjoy a right royal day out. i tell you what, i wouldn't mind unwinding here for a little while over the summer months. a green guide for the festival season. make sure that you've got durable camping equipment and that you take it away with you after the festival. and we uncover some of the secrets of the iconic american singer—songwriter who started a musical revolution. just amazing to see his handwriting. amazing!
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this weekend, the uk celebrates the platinum jubilee of its longest ever reigning monarch. queen elizabeth ii. and whilst an enormous crowd is expected to head to buckingham palace to celebrate the milestone, i've made my way to a more secluded spot, 500 miles away. this is balmoral castle, in aberdeenshire, the queen's scottish retreat, where the royal family escape from the hustle and bustle and public scrutiny of london. that is a magnificent building. more like a big country house than a castle. beautiful manicured lawn.
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i tell you what, i wouldn't mind unwinding here for a little while over the summer months. so the history is, in september 1853, queen victoria laid the foundation stone, and this is when they started the build of the balmoral castle that we have today. and in terms of the design, the architecture, what would you describe it as? yes, again, i think prince albert had quite an influence. it's quite a germanic style. it reminds him, i think, of his home in germany. i think someone described it as a piece of bavaria, plunked into the middle of the scottish forestland. exactly! so that was the start of the love affair with balmoral, so prince albert and victoria came here often? yes, every summer. normally, august, september, that's when they would come here for their summer holidays. and that tradition has remained and the royal family come
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here every year. these magnificent castle grounds are open to the public from spring until august, when the queen pitches up for her summer break. and every year, up to 80,000 people use that chance to pay the royal residence a visit. so we are in the ballroom. it's the largest room in the castle. and it is the only room we get access to. tell me about the history of this room, then. i mean, many events have happened in this ballroom. one in particular is the ghillies ball, which was a tradition that queen victoria started. and it was a thank you to, again, the gamekeepers, the shopkeepers, all the staff. it's like a scottish country dance, a ceilidh. and every year, and even to this day, we still have a ghillies ball held in this ballroom. this year, for thejubilee year, is the salmon school. designed and installed byjoseph rossano. and it features 300 mirrored fish all hung there. the structure is also from recycled wood. it hung before at cop26, so we're very excited
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to have it. which was the climate change conference. that's right, climate change conference in glasgow. as well as marking thejubilee, the exhibit celebrates the royals' connection to the surrounding area. sadly, we can't all spend our holidays on 50,000 acres of estate, but i'm now going to head out into aberdeenshire to see how you can enjoy a royal getaway without spending a king's ransom. my first stop is ballater, the closest village to balmoral, on the edge of cairngorms national park. now, ballater is a cute little village with lots of guesthouses and special shops. but there's one thing i've really noticed, which is how many places have by royal appointment hung above them. there's one here as well. 0utside here and a lot of the places here, it says
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by royal appointment to the queen, or the prince of wales. you've got a royal warrant. what does that mean? it means we are suppliers to the royal households. you have to apply for them, but it's notjust as simple as being in the village. you have to meet all the criteria that comes with it. and if you're successful in getting a royal warrant, it's a great badge of honour. and does it also mean that the likes of prince charles, even the queen, have actually been in here? they both have been in here on different occasions. but that's been a royal visit or they've came to see us specifically. they don't actually come in and shop. although one or two of the other royals do. so they have come in and bought a joint of something, beef or whatever? yes, they've come in and bought their favourite product. and you charge them the full price, i hope? yes, of course.
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and having shopped at the same butcher as the royal family — get me! — i'm well set for the next step on my royal tour. ok, so, nick, this is the independent distillery that you use? yeah, absolutely. so this is lost loch spirits. and this takes us - round to the gin school, which is where we do some of. the research and development. i've come to this distillery half an hourfrom balmoral to sample the estate's very own gin. so it's really important in the gin world to have a set of botanicals that has kind of relevance to where the gin is coming from. balmoral is this obviously treasure trove of things that are growing there. and when we started working with the team there, they had mentioned thatjuniper was growing on the estate, and juniper being the backbone of any gin, it was a no—brainer that we would put it into the gin itself. but then there was other things we wanted to use as well. the pine needles, as you would expect, have a real pineiness in terms of the smell
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and complement thejuniper. very good. the other thing that balmoral make is they have their own heather honey. that is really great because it adds a little bit of the sweetness. what i would, the analogy i sometimes use is it is a bit like strumming a guitar. if one of those notes isn't quite tuned right, when you strum the guitar, itjust doesn't sound right. and it's the same with the final gin product. the gin launched last year and nick is preparing to present the first bottle of a specialjubilee edition to her majesty herself. so the queen aside, may i suggest that the second most important sampler is yours truly? so am i allowed to have a taste? absolutely. so here in the glass is the final product. so it has got a little tanginess. thejuniper, i can definitely taste. the honey, actually, yes.
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it gives it a richness, doesn't it? and the overall thing is, actually, very smooth. now i'm, erm, full ofjubilee spirit... cheers. ..i'm heading to my final destination. now, this is like stepping back in time. we are in milton of crathes, which is the main station for the royal deeside railway. for 100 years, the deeside railway took the royals up to ballater to begin their summer holidays. the royal family are . greeted on their arrival at ballater station _ by the marquess of aberdeen, before continuing on| the ten—mile journey to balmoral by car... it was decommissioned in 1966, but a small section has since been restored.
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a band of interested people formed a preservation society in 1996. and they've been active ever since to restore at least a piece of the original deeside line. we operate about a mile of track. we can give you a ride on the diesel locomotive. it's a little bit noisy, sometimes bad—tempered, but i'm sure you'll enjoy the ride. whoa! look at this. this is a vintage diesel locomotive, right? wow! i love all this. actual old gritty mechanics. now, the train cab might be a world away from the luxury of balmoral castle, but this railway line is still an important part of the royal story
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here in aberdeenshire, and a fitting end to a grand day out. well, now, listen, if you can't make it up here to sunny aberdeenshire, there are plenty more things you can do to enjoy a royal day out. staying in scotland, if you head to the capital, edinburgh, you can step aboard the royal yacht britannia, which was the family's yacht for more than a0 years, taking them on almost 1,000 official visits around the world. the tour takes you across five decks and, they say, it's the only place you can actually see the bedroom of a living british monarch. whilst down in london, a 15—minute walk from buckingham palace, nestled in the horse parade, is the museum of household cavalry — a living museum, where you can watch the queen's ceremonial guards tend to their horses. exhibits guide you through the history of the regiment
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and the pomp of all their iconic uniforms. make it there for 11 o'clock during the week to see the changing of the guard, too. or you could take a quick train ride out of london and head to the queen's weekend home at windsor castle, which has a claim to being the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. and this summer, they're holding a special exhibition, looking back at the coronation ceremony that officially marked the start of her record—breaking reign. still to come on the travel show... some sustainable tips for the summer festival season. camping equipment is for life, not just for one festival. and we're in oklahoma — for the opening of a centre dedicated to the legendary singer—songwriter bob dylan. i've been a fan since i was ten years old. so, stick with us.
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right. now, here in the uk, the summer festival season is just getting under way and, for many years, that has meant fields strewn with rubbish and abandoned tents. but we've been speaking to expert claire 0'neill about how you can enjoy a more guilt—free, sustainable festival season — in this month's green guide. i'm claire o'neill and i'm the co—finder of an organisation called a greener festival. if you think about a typical festival, it could be that a temporary town, essentially, is being built, if it's a large event, so it does need to be managed quite closely to make sure that it's not having negative impacts on the environment. it also has a real opportunity for being a role model. we have the chance to go away from our normal day—to—day living. if you're out camping,
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you'll realise that electricity isn't something that's just at the flick of a switch, that the waste that you produce, it's actually materials. you can see the impact of consumption, essentially. there are a lot of really good examples of festivals that boom festival, in portugal, they have their own site. they've got the opportunity to use the funds that come in from the festival to really regenerate the land and enhance the biodiversity of the land. there is also digital festival — spelt dgtl — which is in amsterdam, and they've got great ambition to be the world's first circular festival. we achieved that by artists, for example, transferred by electric cars. and we've worked together with the municipality of amsterdam to create, like, a green grid connection on site. and we are working together with the whole sanitation chain of the event, so we can collect all the waste and we can make fertiliser and compost
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out of it. so we're getting all the nutrients out of it. we are reusing the water that we collect. all the five systems that we have, we create such a low impact for the whole event. it can be a lot harder for very large events to become sustainable, but they've also got a huge opportunity in the influence that they have, both in their supply chains and their industry, but also in culture and societal shifts. so, for example, if glastonbury festival decide that from now on, they're not going to have any single—use plastic bottles, then all of the caterers for the uk festival network will have found a different solution to using plastic water bottles, because everybody�*s there. so there's hindrances, but there's also opportunities. festival—goers are one of the most important part of the puzzle in making any event green, so one of the first things that you can do when going to a festival is look at how you're getting there. is it going to be by some kind
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of low—carbon means? that could be public transport, it could be cycling. many festivals are organising coach trips, for example. so, look at what the festival is providing and what they're doing. and why not start the fun of a festival before you even get there with a crew of other people who are going along to the same event? the second thing that you should do is look at what you're actually taking to the festival. make sure you're not taking things you don't need. there's always going to be things like catering, there's probably going to be some kind of fancy—dress stalls there. also, with your camping equipment — camping equipment is for life, not just for one festival, so don't treat it as something that is disposable. best possible thing that you can do is make sure that you've got durable camping equipment and that you pack it up and take it away with you after the festival. then, the third thing that you can do is actually speak to the festivals, speak to the artists, ask the questions in advance. if you look at what they're doing to be more sustainable, are they having vegan menus?
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are they making sure that they're segregating waste, or are they minimising it? have they banned single—use plastics? there's many things that you can encourage festivals to do because, essentially, it's organised for you. so have those conversations and try to have a positive influence. but, most importantly, don't forget that it's all about having loads of fun and experiencing life in experimental new ways. so, sustainability doesn't need to be a drag, it can be part of that wild journey. 0k, to wrap up this week, we're off to the united states for an encounter with musical royalty. man: two, three, four... when you think of the rural southern state of oklahoma, music might not be the first thing that comes to mind
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but that could all be about to change with the opening of a brand—new centre in the city of tulsa dedicated to one of the world's greatest living artists, bob dylan. applause. i've been very excited. i've been a fan since i was ten years old. i'm a member of several bob dylan fan clubs. i am excited for everybody to come and visit the museum. i got a chance to see it and it's wonderful. this $10 million shrine to dylan will be the new home to one of the largest musical archives ever acquired. all: three, two, one! to the bob dylan center! cheering. so, the archive that we now are stewarding consists of, give or take, about 100,000 items. # a man in a trenchcoat... we have an immersive film experience that places visitors in greenwich village in 1963, say, or on stage during the rolling thunder revue tour of the 1970s,
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enveloping visitors in projection and imagery and sound. from there, you go into the six songs, where you can learn so much more — again, because we have these materials in the archive about, say, the writing and recording of tangled up in blue. oh, my gosh! look how tiny he had to write! i had no idea it would be so tiny. one might think that perhaps a centre of this sort, focusing on a figure who's been so important to american music, might find its way to, say, a los angeles or a new york. but dylan commented on — responding very positively to what he calls the "hum of the heartland". dylan likes the vibe of tulsa. he's played here many times over the years. the bob dylan center is just the latest opening in tulsa's recent cultural revival, a city with a rich musical heritage. teresa knox is a proud tulsan and the owner of the iconic and
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newly—restored church studio and archive. music is how we spend a big part of our city's culture, from western swing to jazz... # don't you know... the tulsa sound, to today. 0riginally opened in the �*70s by the singer leon russell, this former place of worship has seen the likes of eric clapton, george harrison and, indeed, dylan himself walking through its doors. we're just really proud to be in that cohort of historic recording studios that, you know, really honour the past but celebrate the future and inspire a new generation of musicians. as well as being home to a distinctive music scene, tulsa hosts some legendary venues — none more so than cain's ballroom. we're family—owned and we've been around since 192a and not much has really
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changed in the interior. and many artists have fallen in love with this unique setting. this van halen promo, we've got pictures of them standing right over here — they got 500 bucks that day. this is the famous sid vicious punch. so, the rumour is that sid punched a hole into the wall. here's sid on stage, johnny on stage. over here is the willie nelson guitar. the jack white guitar. jack white opened his world tour here. he likes the venue so much, i think he bought a house in tulsa, because he liked this area so much. i always wanted to be the rock star but now, i worked my way up to where i make the rock stars happen now. to celebrate the opening of the dylan center, cain's hosted a special series of shows with legends patti smith, elvis costello and mavis staples all on the bill.
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i'll definitely be back. it took us about 3.5 hours to drive here, so we can come back often. but one big question still remains — will this great man himself visit this monument in his name? bob dylan is quite aware that he has an open invitation to come and visit us any time. but don't forget, this is someone who has famously espoused a philosophy of "don't look back". wherever the tour and his muse and his instincts take him is of far more importance and interest to dylan. but better that he's out in the world creating new songs for us to add to this collection at a later date. that's it for this week, but do join us next time, when we return to the united states to explore yellowstone park, 150 years
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since it was first established. this is spectacular! ..where lucy meets the people reintroducing america's largest land mammal — the iconic bison — back to its traditional home. bison were going to go extinct across north america if it wasn't for the actions that we took here in yellowstone national park. it should be a good one. in the meantime, you can catch up with our past adventures on the iplayer. and what's more, if you check your screen now, you should be able to see where you can find us and a load more great travel content, all from the bbc. in the meantime, from me and the rest of the team here in scotland, it's goodbye.
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well, friday was the warmest day of the year for wales and for scotland. not elsewhere in the uk. in fact, over the next couple of days, we'll see increasing amounts of cloud and the possibility of downpours and thunderstorms. and we've been advertising this for days — thisjubilee bank holiday weekend will be a very mixed one for some of us and the shower clouds keep on drifting in from the south. so, through the early hours of the morning, i think it's south—western portions of the uk but all along the south coast, there is a chance of downpours, perhaps thunder and lightning. some of these downpours could drift a little bit further north into the midlands but many areas — from, say, merseyside northwards — looking dry and clear and actually, quite chilly underneath the high pressure in scotland. could be only around five degrees first thing in the morning. so, the big picture shows that high pressure across the northern half
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of the uk, so lots of fine, windless, sunny weather — particularly western scotland. beautiful in northern ireland but here in wales, the midlands, the south—west and also some of these other southern counties at risk of catching some showers both in the morning and the afternoon. doesn't look like it's going to be a total wash—out but if you do catch a downpour and it's slow—moving, it could last for a while before the sunny spells return. notice also how cool it is on that north sea coast. a breeze dragging in low, grey skies, so a nip in the air. now, saturday night into sunday, this is when we'll start to see storms drifting in from the south. they could be widespread. they could be heavy. now, the thinking is that in the morning, they'll be in the south. come lunchtime, possibly drifting into east anglia, the midlands and wales. and then probably stalling just before northern england through the course of the afternoon, but even where it clears up in the south, there's a chance of some showers.
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all the while, northern ireland, scotland looking absolutely fine on sunday with lots of sunshine and then next week, the weather is going to turn quite unsettled. we'll see weather systems sweeping in off the atlantic. this big low pressure parks itself very close to us, so we'll see bands of rain sweeping our way. and this is the outlook for next week. you can see lots of weather icons here, changeable weather. temperatures stabilising, though. 20 in the south, high teens in the north.
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good morning. welcome to breakfast, with naga munchetty at buckingham palace and rogerjohnson in the studio. 0ur headlines today: it's party time at the palace. some of the music industry's biggest stars come together for a concert to celebrate the jubilee. prince charles and prince william will lead tributes, as it's expected the queen won't be attending. good morning from epsom downs racecourse on derby day. it's one of the queen's favourite sporting events, and although she won't be here in person this year,
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they will be celebrating her majesty's influence on the sport


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