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this is bbc news — these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. this is bbc news the headlines. a new era in the uk's relationship with the a new era in the uk's relationship european union, as the formal with the european union, as the formal separation is completed. separation is completed. there'll be changes to travel, trade, immigration and security co—operation. there'll be changes to travel, trade, immigration and security co—operation. people are being warned to expect some disruption in the coming weeks people are being warned to expect as the new rules bed in. some disruption in the coming weeks as the new rules bed in. the uk's chief medical officers defend the plan to leave 12 weeks the uk's chief medical officers between coronavirus vaccine doses, defend the plan to leave 12 weeks between coronavirus vaccine doses, after criticism from doctors. after criticism from doctors. and bringing in the new year — and bringing in the new year — from london to new york, cities and countries from london to new york, adjust their celebrations cities and countries adjust their celebrations to fit their covid conditions.
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to fit their covid conditions. now on bbc news... hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. a new era has begun for the united kingdom after it completed its formal separation from the european union. the uk has stopped following eu a new era has begun rules, as replacement arrangements for travel, trade, immigration and for the united kingdom, security co—operation came into force. after completing its formal separation from the european union, this was the reaction of some people on the streets of brussels leaving the single market and the customs union at the end to the uk's departure. of the brexit transition period. under the new arrangements, it's a shame. there will be no import taxes on goods crossing between britain big shame that it has had and the continent. to go down like that. kinda feel sad about it. the government has warned there will be some disruption in the coming weeks yes, don't know what as the new rules bed the relationships are in for travel, trade, going to be in future. immigration and security co—operation. northern ireland will remain in the eu single market for goods, it is a shame that we won't be able and will apply eu customs rules to travel or go to england as easy at its ports. borisjohnson said the uk had as we could have done before.
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"freedom in our hands" and the ability to do things i respect the british "differently and better". people's decision. but at the same france's president macron said britain would remain a friend time, i think it's a pity. and ally, but he described brexit as the child of "many lies many businesses will be affected in different ways due to changes and false promises". to the trading relationship between the uk and eu. but scotland's first minister, nicola sturgeon, told europe earlier i spoke to three to "keep the light on", business owners — two based in the eu, as scotland would be back soon. and one in the uk — jessica parker has it definitely had this first report. some growing pains. big ben chimes i'm not going to deny big ben marking the hour last night. or sugar—coat this, sure, boris johnson described it as but actually it kind of pushed us an amazing moment for the country. to look beyond the uk it is one that some will regard with huge optimism, and notjust ignoring that not at all, but rather expand and think others with deep regret. how we can cater our european but for brexit supporters, a long fought cause coming to fruition. market, how we can cut our all decisions will be made in the house of market, how we can cater our commons through a system of transparency and accountability. worldwide market. and that meant, well, looking i used to say to my constituents, at both a kind of multilingual i'll give you £100 if you can name me any of the members content that we can offer and yes, of the european parliament it definitely had and still have. that represent you, and we're definitely anticipating some growing pains going
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and haven't lost a penny. ahead for sure. the last ship leaving dover before the new rules kicked in. but it enabled us to expand our business, the uk left the eu last january, expand our business model and actually strengthen it. but it was yesterday evening so, yes, growing pains, that the transition period ended and largely brought that but definitely strengthening departure into effect. in berlin. new border checks are coming in. change is here. let me move to you, first of all. tell us what is venker. unfortunately, because of the late tell us more about that. well, we are a tech company negotiation of the deal, and we are offering a system that helps companies many of the actual details of how to track their vehicles on the road. these checks will be done, so it's a little piece of hardware and what the documentation looks that you plug into your business cards and it allows you to locate like, have still not really reached those who are going to be working the car's document all trips. it warns you if the car under them, and still worse, gets stolen, etc. those who are going to enforce them. and our customers are the small and medium businesses. so plumbers, electricians, on new year's day, there is expected to be relatively little freight traffic. pharmacies, cetera. the immediate impact of brexit 0k, and i know that you chose the uk in some areas may be less instant you were looking at a number or obvious than others. of countries, a number of different nevertheless, significant changes options. are here, whether on trade, travel, you chose the uk as your first immigration or security. base outside of germany, and that was during civil servants of my generation have the brexit process. tell us about that spent the last 40 years trying decision making process. to remove obstacles to working, it was in 2018, 2019, we have been the market leader living, travelling to europe. in germany and we have asked and tonight, those obstacles, ourselves what's the most attractive
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market in europe on the long run? many of them, are coming back. life will get more difficult, and as you mentioned, more expensive, more cumbersome, we often shortlisted dealing with europe. different countries. it was france, it was italy, muted new year celebrations it was poland and the uk. across the uk last night. and the brexit was and while coronavirus continues already going ahead. for now to shut down much but despite this, we chose of society, those changes brought the uk as our first market by brexit could well become more apparent in the months ahead. because we believe that it's jessica parker, bbc news. the most vibrant, the most attractive market on the long run from a pure economic perspective under the new arrangements, there will be no import taxes and more attractive in comparison on goods crossing between britain to italy, for example. ok, so that's interesting. and the continent. you use the phrase in the long run but customs checks will return a couple of times, you're obviously looking ahead and beyond any and there will be more paperwork for businesses and people travelling immediate teething issues. it's more paperwork on our side to eu countries. and also we are all our employees, our correspondent simonjones all our twistex is in is in berlin. is in dover — and a little earlier explained to me what this actually means for those needing to cross the channel. all our logistics is in berlin. we ship every single package welcome here in dover, in some ways from here to the end customer it seems like it is business as in the uk usual. we have seen lorries arriving and so it's more paperwork on our side. that's fine. at the port, getting on the ferries no, if the paperwork is only on our side, i was afraid and heading over towards dunkirk and of additional paperwork for the customer at the doorstep. also to calais. but in other ways,
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this would have been ugly. it is not quite normal because there but as of today, as far as we get the rules, this is not is new bureaucracy, there are new going to it's not going to happen. checks. so lorries coming into the ok, let's go to eleanor now in south yorkshire. port need to have a bar code. that and you are an arable farmer. bar code will show that they have got the right permissions to import eleanor, tell us about what short term pain or indeed possible gain goods into the eu, so that bar code that's on your mind right now? is scanned, the lorries then get on the ferries, and whilst they are on the ferries, and whilst they are on the ferries, and whilst they are on the ferries the details will be checked by the french customs. it i think, to be honest, i think follows a n checked by the french customs. it follows an order, once they arrive especially our farm, we very much in france, they will be allowed to sits on the fence dry off the ferry and continue their with the pros and cons. absolutely on both sides. journey into the eu. if things are i think in the long term, not quite right, then the lorries may be pulled over for further it might be a benefit. checks. heading in the opposite we'd like to think that it direction, when you have got ferries will promote british farming coming from calais over to dover, and that the potential problems that the british government says there is going to be a light touch for the might arise with any export, first six months, so limited checks, that it might encourage the country so first six months, so limited checks, so things should run smoothly, so if to back british farming there is likely to be delays or more than it arguably disruptions, they are likely to be does currently. seenin but also there's a lot of problems disruptions, they are likely to be seen in the british side of the that will be faced imminently. channel. added to the equation, it's inevitable that the price anyone headed from the uk over to of chemical will go
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up and inevitably, therefore, the price of food will have to go france needs to have a negative up to make room for those deficits that we're going to have to deal coronavirus test. that will be with. how much of how much reviewed but for now that is another of what you produce at the moment layer of bureaucracy to deal with. the grain that you soi layer of bureaucracy to deal with. so i think this morning the produce goes to the eu? authorities will be happy without has gone so far, both here and over i couldn't say, i couldn't actually put a figure on it myself. in calais, but being new year's day, the way that it works we are expecting traffic to be is that we provide where our grains purchased by a grain merchant relatively light, so the real test who then sells a tonne may be in the coming days and weeks as people get used to this new who then sells it on and that might remain in the uk. system, and what we are not entirely it might go abroad, but hopefully clear on is how many businesses are now that we are able to leave properly prepared for this because in the transition period, what people don't want our that fluctuation of prices might be able to settle somewhat. businesses and lorries turning up at ports like this one without having but it's difficult to say, it's really out of our hands once the right paperwork or permissions to travel because that is where we we've left the farm. could really see problems developing. simonjones could really see problems developing. simon jones reporting. a short while ago, the conservative mp and deputy chair of the european research group, hello. david jones, said today the year may have changed, was the first day of our complete but the weather, not so much. independence from the eu. today is the first it is still cold out day of our complete there and will remain
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independence from the cold for the next few days. some showers and a european union now. mixture of sleet and technically, we were snow and also some sunshine. in the satellite picture, independent on the 31st of january last year, you can see a lot of cloud that has been pushing its way southwards, which has been but of course we have just gone producing some rain with sleet through the transitional period and snow over high ground and that has been pushing across england and now that is completed, so and wales and will continue to do we can say absolutely clearly that so through the rest of the day. britain is a sovereign, independent state. what do you mean by some showers across eastern coasts of england into parts of northern and north—east scotland. complete independence? some of these wintry, because clearly there will be but even to quite low levels an ongoing relationship, an later in the day. not a bad end to the day important relationship, in northern ireland, but it and there are details about the will turn chilly into the first part future relationship of the evening and then through the still to be worked out. night it will get very cold indeed well, yes, that is quite true, a particularly where we have clear but the cooperation skies. some showers by the north coast in northern ireland and agreement that was signed northern scotland. on christmas eve, or agreed on and some cloud, mist and mark towards the christmas eve, between the uk and murk towards the and the european union south—east. where we have those clear skies makes it absolutely clear in the west and in the that both parties are north—west, that is where it will get coldest of all into tomorrow sovereign, so we are no longer morning. for example subject to the lows of —7 or —8. a chilly start to jurisdiction of the european court saturday with some ice of justice, plus of around but there should be some course, if we ever did wish to leave that arrangement, sunshine in many spots. we could do so on 12 months' notice, some showers for northern ireland, west wales, devon and cornwall and more so there is no doubt for eastern scotland and england.
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that that agreement has restored the independence some of those may of this country. drift inland towards if someone was to ask parts of the north midlands as we go through the afternoon. you today what are the other could be some sleet and snow mixing in with those. clear advantages of being another pretty chilly in this position now, what would you say to them? day on saturday. i think the principal advantages are going to be seen in terms of world trade. as we get into sunday, this area of high pressure wobbles its the european union is way northwards, we slightly a very slow moving entity and agreeing free trade agreements, as shift the wind direction. we have seen, can take the winds will come in from the an awfully long time. north—east and will be stronger by sunday since we left at the end as well, so it is going of january of last to feel particularly raw year, we have concluded over 60 free those strong winds. trade agreements around but that will focus showers the world and we are looking into eastern areas, whereas further west it should for example to strike an be dry by this stage. agreement with the those temperatures transpacific partnership, will struggle, as i so i think that we will now mentioned. be a far more global add on the strength of the wind and it will feel really trading country than cold and raw. we were as members of the european union. into the start of next week, we won't be constrained high—pressure to the north, by the customs union. lower pressure down to the south. and of course we have the added quite a few white lines benefit of access to the single on the chart squashing together. market from the agreement that shows it will that was concluded on christmas eve. be windy to monday and into tuesday, particularly across the southern but what about northern ireland? part of the uk. there still is of course that wind coming from the irish sea border a relatively cold place so there. it'll stay chilly actually throughout the coming week and we are likely to see some rain,
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you talk about we will not be constrained, but from your perspective, there must sleet and snow at times. still be constraints because of that? yes, there is no doubt that the northern irish element is the most troubling element. that of course, unfortunately, was the consequence of the very poor deal that the previous british administration concluded with the european union. michael gove has done sterling work... is boris johnson's deal really that different from the deal that theresa may had? yes, it's considerably different, because for example we are not part of the customs union, which was in fact envisaged by the chequers declaration, as you know, so it is considerably different. but you are right, we do have more work to do in northern ireland. as i say, michael gove is doing good work in thejoint committee, but we do need to ensure that the people of northern ireland get as many benefits of the british departure as the rest of the country and of course we must remember that after four years, the people of northern ireland can make a decision as to whether or not they want
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to remain constrained by those arrangements. a phrase that borisjohnson once used in a speech prior to all of this was that he did not want anything to happen that would damage the fabric of the union. are you concerned, given the different arrangements in northern ireland, given what nicola sturgeon was saying last night, "leave the light on, europe. scotland wants to rejoin." are you concerned about the possible future impact of what will unfold ? and we have yet to see how the new arrangements work out, how that might impact on the integrity of the union? as i have said, i have acknowledged that the northern irish element does need to be addressed, but as far as scotland is concerned, you have to remember that the snp is a party that feeds on the politics of grievance and that is what they will try to stoke up. they have had their referendum and it was doctors warn that hospital staff are at battle stations quite clearly decided in 2014, as the number of patients the people of scotland decided they wanted to remain part of the uk with coronavirus continues to rise.
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and i think it is up to the... and they also wanted to remain representatives of hospital trusts in the eu, didn't they? say that staff absences that is the way they voted, and the new covid variant are creating a "challenging situation" but of course that was a uk—wide in the south—east of england. poll. they are turning whole floors into additional icu space. that's when we know we're in a very, but i do acknowledge that very challenging place. where i come from, from wales, i acknowledge that the politics we'll be asking about the impact of of devolution do need to be the new strain on hospital capacity. addressed and the united kingdom government now has got in other news... a great challenge to ensure that every part of the united a new era begins as the brexit kingdom reaps the benefits transition period ends. of leaving the european union. reasons to be hopeful david jones mp. in the archbishop of the new relationship has meant an end to free movement of people between the uk and europe. in 2019, before covid, british canterbury's new year message. travellers made more than 66 million european trips. 0ur correspondent anna holligan is in amsterdam's schiphol airport this morning. what kind of changes will travellers now face? this time last year, if you wanted to spontaneouslyjump on a flight and come and spend new year here in amsterdam, good afternoon. you could have done. if you are in the uk, emergency health care staff
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this year you can't. are at "battle stations" and that is a combination, really, of brexit and covid—19. amid the rising number so, movement into the eu from all non—eu member states of coronavirus patients being treated in hospital, is currently restricted especially in london to essential travel only. and the south east of england. those rules now apply adrian boyle, from the royal college of emergency medicine, to british citizens, too. told the bbc that staff were "tired, anyone who does arrive frustrated and fed—up". here at schiphol must be in possession of a negative the warnings of pressure in the nhs come as a study confirmed covid—19 test declaration. the new variant of coronavirus has a much quicker rate of transmission, than the original strain. now, after all of this is over, british passports will still be valid, providing they are less our health correspondent than ten years old and have dominic hughes reports. it might be a new year, six months left on them before they expire. but there is no letup in the pressure on hospitals british passengers may be asked to show a return ticket, in london and the south—east. they may have their passports stamped, they will probably be a surge in seriously ill covid patients means staff using different queues and you may are being pushed to the limit. even have to show you have enough money to cover the duration what we're having to now do of your stay, plus you can't take most meat or dairy is stretch those ratios, products on board. pet passports issued so one intensive care nurse is finding themselves in the uk will no longer be looking after two, three. valid here in the eu, in some cases at the peak, so instead you will have to get hold they were looking after four or five patients at a time and that puts
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of an animal health certificate a phenomenal amount from your vet every time of stress on the team. you want to travel. it's not just rising patient numbers. staff themselves are falling freedom of movement is over. ill, meaning resources are getting stretched. everybody's reporting a lot that means uk citizens no longer of pressure, everybody is saying have the automatic right to live that it's really difficult and work in the eu and vice versa. to off—load ambulances, because our departments are full, because, in turn, our hospitals are full. the uk is introducing it's very frustrating a points—based immigration system. here in the eu, the rules vary because you can't look from country to country, so you will need to check after patients in the way that you want to and you feel helpless the national rules. when you know there is a sick patient in an ambulance anyone who wants to travel over which you just can't get into a department, from the uk can stay for up to 90 because there isn't space. intensive care beds days in any 180—day period are a real pinch point. already, some patients have been moved from kent to bristol and plymouth, without a visa. where there is spare capacity. the nightingale hospital in london is being made ready and it may be many more months for non—covid patients. but still, hospitals before we really see report the situation the impact of these changes. remains very difficult. when we are seeing major london trusts, as we're as you can see, the departures hall seeing in the media today, here at schiphol airport in the netherlands is a lot quieter basically saying that they are under real pressure, they are at more than it would normally be. than double the normal rate of icu
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admissions than they would see, they are turning whole floors we are talking about free movement into additional icu space, that is when we know we are in of people. here are some pictures a very, very challenging place. the light at the end from paris of the first train of the tunnel is the vaccine. the doctors' union the bma has arriving from london on the first criticised the decision to give day after the uk has left the single the two jabs 12 weeks apart instead of 21 days, market. plenty of people but the uk's chief medical 0fficers disembarking there. 0bviously ready argue more people will get protection from falling seriously ill. with whatever information, paperwork etc, they needed to have for the this surge in patient numbers change of rules, but as we have been is being driven by the new variant of the coronavirus. pointing out today, it is really only in the weeks and months ahead it's more contagious that we may see the true impact of and it's affecting more younger people. some of the changes as travel and it's having an impact not just in hospitals in london and the south—east, but right across the country. increases. hopefully in a situation in the short term, our best protection from the virus remains social distancing, where covid is decreasing and travel wearing a face covering might be increasing as a result, but and good hand hygiene, but, in the long term, it is the vaccine that is going these pictures just into us from to get us out of this crisis. dominic hughes, bbc news. paris. 0ur health correspondent the uk's chief medical officers have defended the covid vaccination plan, jim reed is with me now. after criticism from a doctors' union.
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tell us more about what is driving up the uk will give both parts tell us more about what is driving up this pressure on hospitals. you of the oxford and pfizer heard dominic talk about this increase in cases we have seen. vaccines 12 weeks apart, having initially planned to leave 21 doctors say there are two main days between the pfizerjabs. reasons for that. first of all, the the british medical association said cancelling patients booked mixing of people before the in for their second doses was "grossly unfair". christmas period and over the meanwhile some hospitals in london and the south—east of england say festive season, but also this new they are now under "extreme pressure" because of variant or mutation we have noticed rising coronavirus cases. 0ur news correspondent in the virus. there is a number we jim reed has more details often talk about at the moment, the on the rollout of the vaccine. a concerted push from the four r number, the number of people on different chief medical officers across every nation of the uk this average that one infected person will pass the virus onto. you really morning and that is because there wa nt will pass the virus onto. you really want that number to be below one. has been this slight controversy around the pfizer biontech that means the pandemic as a whole vaccine in particular. this is the one that has already been given to around is shrinking. we had new research out today from imperial college in about a million people in the uk. originally the plan london saying just that mutation is was to space the two doses that you need out by 21 days. adding between 0.4 and 0.7 to that this week, the decision was made to extend that, number, and that is a key problem. so rather than one dose and a second if you think back to where we were one three weeks later, in the summer, we were all going on it is one dose and a second holiday and life felt very one 12 weeks later. different. even then in england, we only managed to get the r number the obvious advantage in doing that is that you get to give one
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down to 0.8. at the impact of the dose of the vaccine to more new variant on the top, and suddenly people more quickly. you're new variant on the top, and suddenly you' re really and what the chief medical officers new variant on the top, and suddenly you're really struggling to control the outbreak, which is where we are say is there is a lot of evidence at the moment. it is spreading and that that first vaccine, just one shot of it, not reducing. that is one big reason is already very effective, why you have seen these new measures put in place across the uk to try to perhaps up to 90% effective. put in place across the uk to try to put a lid on those numbers. jim, doctors' unions, though, are very thank you very much. critical of the plan this week, a new era has begun partly because they have already told around a million people, look, for the united kingdom after it completed its formal separation come back in three weeks' time from the european union. for your second jab. the uk stopped following eu rules they now have to contact all those at 11 o'clock last night, people and rebook and obviously as replacement arrangements quite distressing for a lot of those people, often quite elderly for travel, trade, and vulnerable patients, immigration and security it can be quite confusing for them. they say it should have been done in a different way. co—operation came into force. we had this letter last night from the chief medical officers. borisjohnson said the uk had also this morning, "freedom in our hands", but opponents of leaving the eu professor david salisbury, maintain the country will be worse off. here's our political correspondent, nick eardley. who was the former director all quiet as a new era begins. of immunisation at the department of health saying look, if we do it this way, the number vaccinated is realistically going to go from a trickle to a flood lorries travelling from dover to france face new paperwork and that is what is needed. from today, but it might be a few so you can see the idea behind this, days before we know but it will still cause some what impact that will have. traffic is traditionally quiet difficulty and confusion. and what is driving this on the 1st of january.
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change of strategy, jim, 11 o'clock last night, the moment is the pressure hospitals are under, which we have been hearing more when the brexit transition ended. about today, haven't we? that is right, this pressure is not across the uk officially left the united kingdom by any stretch. the eu 11 months ago, at the moment it is very much but it's now that the rules located in the south—east will change and the impact of england, in london, of brexit will become clear. south wales, bits of northern ireland now also under pressure on beds. i'm optimistic, i'm looking forward to hopefully being able this morning, doctor alison pittard, to back british farming. who is from the faculty not excited, not from of intensive care medicine, a personal perspective. warning that it appears from a business perspective, we have to deal with it. we are seeing this pressure starting excited is maybe not the right word, to spread out across other parts but definitely ready of the country and that is a real concern for doctors, and looking forward to how it's for hospitals at the moment. all going to unfold. here it is, folks, this is it. we have seen some hospitals already for the prime minister, starting to transfer patients. one of the most influential in southend they were transferring politicians in making this happen, some intensive care patients to cambridge. it's a moment of opportunity. we have seen that as well in parts of london, and kent, a chance, he says, to make the most transferring to plymouth of new—found freedom. and bristol overnight. he writes in today's daily telegraph... so you can see the real pressure we need the brexit—given chance that there are on services. to "turbo—charge" those nhs providers which represents sectors in which we excel, all the trusts say this morning to do things differently and to do them better. the problem is notjust what is happening now, but what will happen in the coming weeks, as well as practical changes, saying it is going to be nail—bitingly difficult, there are political ones today, too.
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in their words, for parts of the nhs when we see this current spike for many, a moment at which the uk in cases perhaps reflect takes back control. in hospitalisations in two today is the first day or three weeks' time. of our complete independence from the european union and we can say, absolutely clearly, that britain is a sovereign, independent state. for others, a moment to mourn. nicola sturgeon saying if scotland became independent, number of police forces has been it would seek to rejoin. updating us on a rest that they have had to make overnight of people in but this feels like a long time ago now, when brexit breach of covid regulations. the met paralysed parliament and led police attended costa 58 unlicensed to daily protests outside. music events and parties in breach it's now about the reality and what brexit means of the tier 4 rules. 0ver for people and businesses. nick eardley, bbc news. music events and parties in breach of the tier 4 rules. over 200 people issued with fines, five people reported for consideration for a in a minute we'll speak to nick, but first our correspondent possible £10,000 fine for organising simonjones is at the large gatherings of people. greater port of doverfor us. manchester police, more than 100 how is it looking so far today? fixed penalty notices issued by them during a busy night they say between well, in many ways, it appears to be 5pm on new year perspective and 7am business as usual. we have seen a this morning. the majority of fines steady stream of lorries get on we re this morning. the majority of fines were issued to house parties, but ferries heading for calais and they say there were several larger dunkirk. but in other ways, things incidents requiring enforcement are now very different. the new year
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including a rave in wigan at an has brought in new customs arrangements, so before getting to industrial estate. and finally, from the port, hauliers have to make sure police in essex, they say they have they have the right documentation, find reckless individuals more than they have the right documentation, the import and export permissions. they are given a bar code when they £18,000 in organiser fines go into the port. that is scanned by find reckless individuals more than £18,000 in organiserfines and find reckless individuals more than £18,000 in organiser fines and fixed penalty notices overnight. it's the ferry company and once they are after hundreds of people, they say, on board sailing to france, the french customs check the details. if chose to attend unlicensed events in all is in order, once they get to the county to flout coronavirus france they are allowed to drive straight off. if not, they are restrictions. pulled over and the lorry drivers in less than three weeks, donald trump will be leaving could face further checks or even be the white house — and joe biden sent back to the uk. so far today on will take office — marking both sides of the channel, things a dramatic shift in us politics. have been running smoothly. that was to be expected, given that it is new in the last of our series of lookaheads to 2021, year's day. but in the coming days, our senior north america reporter anthony zurcher, takes us traffic is likely to increase and through his predictions thatis traffic is likely to increase and that is when we could see a real test of this new system. but if for the year ahead. you're tempted to pop across the channel for a booze cruise or a day trip to calais, at the moment you of course, the biggest topic can't because the eu says only in us politics in 2021 is that there is going to be essential travel is allowed from the a new president leading the country. uk. that is not down to brexit, but donald trump's time due to the coronavirus pandemic. in the oval office is coming to an end and onjanuary the 20th, simon, thank you for that update. joe biden will be sworn
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simon, thank you for that update. simonjones in in as the 46th president simon, thank you for that update. simon jones in dover, simon, thank you for that update. simonjones in dover, and nick ea rdley simonjones in dover, and nick of the united states. eardley is with me in the studio. normally in the first 100 after the at times tortuous days of a presidency, negotiations and extensions etc, the president focuses on his agenda this is a real moment, isn't it?l and his priorities at a time new year and a new arrangement with when his political capital is at its highest, butjoe biden the european union. as you say, pretty much has his agenda after four and the european union. as you say, afterfour and a already set right now. the european union. as you say, after four and a half years of debate about what it will look like 100 million shots in and what it will mean, we are in the the first 100 days. next few weeks and months about to his administration is going to be find out. it might take longer responsible for rolling out because of the pandemic, but we are a coronavirus vaccine in an efficient and equitable manner. about to see the difference that leaving the european union will make. this is all done we are not after that, joe biden going to stop talking about the uk's is going to have to focus on the societal and economic impact relationship with the eu completely because there are still things to be of the coronavirus pandemic. sorted out like financial services millions of american households and how data is transferred between are facing financial ruin. the uk and the european union. if large swaths of the us the uk and the european union. if the uk and the european union. if the uk wants to go its own way and economy are all facing financial devastation. make different decisions, there may be repercussions and that needs to state and local government budgets be repercussions and that needs to are facing massive deficits be sorted out as well. but because of declining tax revenue. joe biden has already said he wants ultimately, today is the culmination to pass a new coronavirus aid package in the first days of that political decision four and a half yea rs of that political decision four and a half years ago to leave the of his administration and only european union. brexiteers will say
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after that will he focus on other todayis european union. brexiteers will say today is about taking back control, it's about sovereignty. it's now a parts of his political agenda. question of how we use it. nick does he want to expand on health care reforms passed by barack 0bama? ea rdley. does he want to tackle fines were issued across the country the growing cost of college education and student debt? last night to those who breached 0r put money into infrastructure? 0r address climate change? covid rules for new year's eve. in london, fixed penalty fines were given to more than 200 people, now, the ambitiousness while five others could be fined £10,000 for organising ofjoe biden‘s agenda will be large gatherings. essex police issued more determined within the first week than £18,000 in notices, and greater manchester police handed of 2021 in two run—up elections for us senate seats in georgia. out more than 100 fines for breaching covid rules. if democrats win them both, they will control the us senate as well as the house of representatives and the white house for the first time since 2010. the leaders of eight london boroughs if republicans win one, have asked the education secretary then it is two more years to reverse plans to reopen primary of divided government schools in some areas. and probably legislative gridlock. the other big question hanging around a million primary over 2021 in us politics school pupils will not return is what donald trump does next. to lessons next week in a bid to cut he is heading down to florida. covid transmission rates. however, schools in 10 london boroughs are due to remain open. will he continue to contest sir david attenborough has praised the election results from there, challenging democrats and trying mankind's ability to pull together to undermine joe biden‘s after a tough year in a special administration? new year's message. the veteran broadcaster says
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"the need to take action" will he start his own conservative against climate change "has never been more urgent". today, we are experiencing media company that could compete environmental change as never before. with fox news or position himself or one of his children to run for president in 202a? and the need to take action has now, former presidents, never been more urgent. when they leave the white house, tend to try and stay this year, the world will gather above the political fray and they slowly in glasgow for the united nations fade from the scenes. climate change conference. that does not seem likely in 2021 it's a crucial moment with this ex—president. in our history. donald trump may be leaving this could be a year for positive the white house, but as far as us politics is concerned, change for ourselves... it does not seem like he is going to go anywhere. 0ur senior north america for our planet... reporter, anthony zurcher, looking ahead to a new year in us politics. and for the wonderful creatures around the world, the new year is being welcomed with which we share it. in many different ways. in his new year message, in many countries affected the archbishop of canterbury has by coronavirus, streets were empty said there are reasons to be hopeful of the usual crowds. for the months ahead. but in other parts of the world, it was fireworks and justin welby delivered his message celebrations as usual. from the chapel at guy's here's paul hawkins with a round up. and st thomas' hospital in central london, reflecting on what he described as a year of tremendous sadness. our home editor mark easton reports.
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in a year that's seen an outpouring of gratitude towards the nhs workers normally rammed, times square this year was closed to the public. on the frontline against covid, instead, only vips and a0 front line workers and their the archbishop of canterbury chose families were allowed. forget the crowds, new york cut back the chapel at st thomas' hospital massively on its new year celebrations because of covid. in london to deliver his new year's message, a place where he is working as a volunteer during the pandemic. we visit covid wards and other likewise on rio's famous copacabana units, spending time with patients, staff and relatives. beach, the new year's eve party was cancelled, in the name ofjesus and in the name a few private fireworks of the holy spirit... instead let off by the few locals allowed access. on another, i could be sharing a joke with someone. one hour after leaving the eu and i think they've turned the home into a bachelor pad. behind, the uk left 2020 behind. yes! finding a moment of warmth and some fireworks were live, connection in a frightening time. some pre—recorded. no crowds, no parties, sometimes, the most important the message — stay at home. thing we do is just sit it's been very strange with people, letting them know because obviously i'm used to, they are not alone. like, the fireworks, big crowds but it's been very, like, quiet, and there's police everywhere his message reflects on the pain so it'sjust, like... and sadness people have it's not like the usual. experienced in 2020. many of us have lost family members and friends, often without being able
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to say goodbye. for anyone who is on the dark in scotland, they opted for this. and difficultjourney of grief, a path i know myself, i want to assure you that i am praying for you. not fireworks but, like fireflies, but the archbishop also offers they were hogmanay drones, a message of hope for 2021. 500 foot in the air, this crisis has shown perfectly synchronised at 25 miles an hour. us how fragile we are. it has also shown us how to face this fragility. in france, they had music maestro jean—micheljarre live here at the hospital, from his studio playing in a virtual hope is there in every hand that's held and every comforting notre dame cathedral. the reality, however, word that's spoken. was somewhat different. up and down the country, megaphone message in french. it's there in every phone call, every food parcel or thoughtful card. every time we wear our masks. translation: it's too bad because, especially in this neighbourhood, we are used to having a great atmosphere, and we don't see that today. it's too bad. small acts of love, the archbishop says, reveal the deep australians also stayed indoors. connections between us. their fireworks were such gestures speak to me ofjesus, the one who shows us cut to seven minutes. what god's love looks like. while the uae did it like this. and, for this reason,
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we can have hope for each and every month ahead. and in the place where may god bless you and all those coronavirus began... you love in this coming year. it was new year like usual. mark easton, bbc news. the chinese reaping the rewards of tough lockdowns and a zero tolerance approach. no more social distancing. instead, socialising and parties. there's more throughout the remember that? afternoon on the bbc news channel. we're back with the news at 4pm. now on bbc one, it's time paul hawkins, bbc news. for the news where you are. goodbye. now for those of us wrapped up warm indoors, not everyone chooses to start the new year in comfort. hello. the year may have changed, in rome the thing to do but the weather, not so much. on news year's day is this. it is still cold out there he goes. there and will remain cold that's the traditional leap for the next few days. into the river tiber. he struck a pose there some showers and a mixture of sleet as if about to dive elegantly, and snow and also some sunshine. but that was more of a jump. in the satellite picture, anyway, you can see there you can see a lot of cloud that has is a rescue boat to pull them out been pushing its way southwards, which has been producing some rain so this is obviously well organised. with sleet and snow over high ground and that has been pushing across england and wales and will continue to do so through the rest of the day. please don't dash out some showers across eastern coasts of england into parts of northern to your local river to try this!
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and north—east scotland. this is bbc news. some of these wintry on high ground, but even to quite low levels later in the day. not a bad end to the day in northern ireland, but it will turn chilly into the first part of the evening and then through the night it will get very cold indeed a particularly where we have clear skies. particularly where hello. the year may have changed, we have clear skies. some showers by the north coast in northern ireland but the weather, not so much. it is and northern scotland. and some cloud, mist and murk still cold out there and will remain towards the south—east. where we have those clear skies cold for the next few days. some in the west and in the north—west, showers and a mixture of sleet and that is where it will get coldest snow and also some sunshine. in the of all into tomorrow morning. lows of —7 or —8. satellite picture, i can see a lot a chilly start to saturday with some of cloud that has been pushing its ice around but there should be some way southwards, which has been producing some rain with sleet and sunshine in many spots. snow over high ground and that has some showers for northern ireland, west wales, devon and cornwall and more for eastern been pushing across england and wales and will continue to do so scotland and england. through the rest of the day. some some of those may drift inland showers across eastern coasts of towards parts of the north midlands england into parts of northern and north—east scotland. some of these as we go through the afternoon. wintry, but even to quite low levels could be some sleet and snow mixing in with those. later in the day. not a bad end to another pretty chilly the day in northern ireland, but it day on saturday. as we get into sunday, will turn chilly into the first part this area of high pressure of the evening and then through the wobbles its way northwards,
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night it will get very cold indeed a we slightly shift the wind direction. particularly where we have clear skies. so some showers by the north the winds will come in from the north—east and will be coast in northern ireland and stronger by sunday as well, northern scotland. and some cloud, so it is going to feel particularly raw in those strong winds. mist and mark towards the but that will focus showers into eastern areas, whereas further south—east. where we have those west it should be dry by this stage. clear skies in the west and in the north—west, that is where it will those temperatures will struggle, as i mentioned. get cold est of add on the strength north—west, that is where it will get coldest of all into tomorrow morning. those of —7 or —8. a chilly of the wind and it will feel really cold and raw. start to saturday with some ice into the start of next week, around but they should be some high—pressure to the north, sunshine in many spots. some showers lower pressure down to the south. quite a few white lines for northern ireland, west wales, devon and cornwall and more for on the chart squashing together. eastern scotland and england. some that shows it will be windy of those may drift inland towards to monday and into tuesday, particularly across the southern parts of the north midlands as we go part of the uk. that wind coming from a relatively through the afternoon. could be some sleet and snow mixing in with those. cold place so it'll stay chilly actually throughout the coming week another pretty chilly day on and we are likely to see some rain, saturday. as we get into sunday, as sleet and snow at times. is area of high pressure wobbles its way northwards, we slightly shift the wind direction. the wince. to come in from the north—east and will be stronger by sunday as well, so it is going to feel particularly raw in
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those strong winds. but that will focus showers into eastern areas, whereas further west it should be dry by this stage. those temperatures will struggle, as i mentioned. add on the strength of the wind and it will feel really cold and raw. into the start of next week, high—pressure to the north, lower pressure down to the south. quite a few white lines on the chart squashing together. that shows it. be windy to monday and into tuesday, particularly across the southern pa rt particularly across the southern part of the uk. that wind coming from a relatively cold place so it'll stay chilly actually throughout the coming week and we are likely to see some rain, sleet 00:28:35,769 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 and snow at times.
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this is bbc news. these are the latest headlines in the uk and around the world. a new era in the uk's relationship with the european union, as the formal separation is completed. customs checks are stepped up between britain and france for the first time in decades, as the united kingdom adjusts to life outside the european union. research in the uk shows the new variant of coronavirus has a much quicker rate of transmission, than the original strain. also in the programme, we look ahead to a transformational change in us politics asjoe biden prepares
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to take office in less than three weeks time. and bringing in the new year — from london to new york, cities and countries
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