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if you're going to euthanise a horse, you've got to get the bullet in the right place. if that's representative of how they're being killed, then we've got a really serious problem. other apparent breaches of the rules included horses being shot together. drury & sons told panorama that they take great care to maintain high welfare conditions, and do not accept any form of animal abuse. they said all horses are humanely destroyed, and that on occasions where issues do occur, they take swift action to review and rectify. the bottom line is these horses, if they are to be euthanised, could and should be euthanised at home. this is unnecessary suffering. horse racing ireland said it places great importance on the welfare of horses. the british horseracing authority told panorama it is committed to high standards of care for racehorses before, during and after racing,
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and that it would carefully consider any issues raised by the programme. darragh macintyre, bbc news. you can see panorama: the dark side of horse racing on bbc one tonight at 8.30pm. time for a look at the weather — here's susan powell. the whole team is a sleep deprived in these temperatures, it is tricky. pretty unbearable now. today the heat has built again as the sun has come up and we will continue with the story of heat humidity and sunshine for a few days yet. look at the map closely. even with a high pressure there is a little bit of blue flag there. a
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little bit of blue flag there. a little bit of instability higher up in our atmosphere that could spark of isolated. slow—moving, could be a lot of rain in a short space of time. the majority, though committees blue skies, the sunshine, some patchy cloud for the north west of scotland. these showers if they do get going could rumble on into the smaller hours of tuesday. i am afraid tonight does not look like will be very comfortable either across england and wales. these are the temperatures. tensions are we sitting to the 20 degrees mark. he was that high. still holding firm on tuesday. about a keen eye might pick up tuesday. about a keen eye might pick up a little bit blue to leave a bit. that is what is happening higher up in the atmosphere. tuesday for the majority is a day of dry weather, sunshine, heat, some patchy cloud across northern scotland. you can just about see what appear to be tiny blue spots on that map by the
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time we get into the afternoon. close to 30 to the south. mid 20s across northern ireland and scotland. the showers, though, could be more of an of rain tuesday evening at the small hours of wednesday. slow—moving means the possibility of a lot rain in a short space of time. i commune flooding, lightning and gusty winds as well. that will fizzle out by the end of the night. back and i know we have high pressure. wednesday looks pretty calm to start. glad the north—east and cooler along the north sea coast but thunderstorms across eastern england and ali yvonne on wednesday. —— earlier mine on wednesday. thursday plenty of sunshine. 0n on wednesday. thursday plenty of sunshine. on friday the temperatures just nudging back. why are things changing? we are going to see an area of low pressure pushing up in the south—west by the time we get to the south—west by the time we get to the weekend. all of us see a chance of some showers working their way
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northwards. the end is in sight. that is it from all of us for this lunchtime. now the news where you are. goodbye. lewis hamilton has been racially abused online following his victory in the british grand prix. his team as well as formula i's governing bodies have condemned the business from that possible terms. they said in a statement these people have no place in our sport and we urge those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. britain's mark cavendish said he would take a break before deciding on his future after a success. tour de france. he won the green jersey for the first time in a decade. and he called the record for most age
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winds of the tour with 3a other did not go one better in the final stage in the champs—elysees yesterday. when we started in brittany three weeks ago i was just happy to be here, you know. it is the race i dedicated my life to and i've so much respect for it and its history and is to be here one more time was big itself and then to win a stage after everything that's happened in the last few years. everything i have been through. that was more than enough. and then to win the greenjersey, it has been a than enough. and then to win the green jersey, it has been a journey. it has not been an easy one but it has been a beautiful one. the team gb olympic — has been a beautiful one. the team gb olympic athletes _ has been a beautiful one. the team gb olympic athletes who _ has been a beautiful one. the team gb olympic athletes who were - gb olympic athletes who were required to self—isolate after being identified as being in close contact with a fellow passenger have attended training for producing multiple negative pcr tests but they are turning away from other athletes as a precaution but you are 21 south
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african footballers and officials are self isolating in the olympic village in tokyo after being identified as close contacts of individuals who returned positive covid—i9 tests. two of their players and a video analyst tested positive on saturday. early i spoke to our tokyo correspondent started by asking him if the situation had caught the organisers out. they have been taken by surprise almost at every stage of the last weeks and months. if you think back to march we were talking about having stadiums full of spectators. we were talking about nova compulsory testing of people coming into the country. certainly no talk of athletes having to be vaccinated before they came into the country. and as time has gone on and the pandemic has continued and gotten worse live injapan in the last couple of months we have seen the olympic authorities responding by 0lympic authorities responding by tightening further. just very briefly, in a word, are these
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0lympic briefly, in a word, are these olympic games in danger of not happening? element not yet. these are individuals and there is no evidence of spread within the bible, yet. but if that happens then i think that does represent a real threat. —— within the bubble. british and irish lions captain alun wynjones is set to be part of the squad for saturday's first test against south africa. he's only been back a few days since dislocating his shoulderjust over 3 weeks ago againstjapan. but after making a remarkable recovery, the wales lock played 30 minutes in the final warm—up match on saturday. it will be his 10th lions cap. celtic, who haven't reached the group stages since the 2017/18 season will play psv eindhoven
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or galatasaray if they beat denmark's fc midtjylland in the second qualifying round. the football association is launching an independent investigation into the events surrounding the euro 2020 final at wembley. some fans fought with stewards and police as they attempted to break through security gates for the event. uefa had also already opened disciplinary proceedings and the fa say they aim to ensure lessons are learned and that the "disgraceful scenes are never repeated". that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. we are talking a lot about the easing of restrictions in england, anyway. and a little bit earlier on we had a lot of questions from you about what it'll mean so let's hear your questions answered. with me now to answer some of your
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questions is shannon griffiths and alsojoining asjonathan questions is shannon griffiths and also joining asjonathan bolam professor of molecular biology at the university of nottingham. straight tee with our first question. ken says, will be go back to restrictions at the delta variant continues to cause more cases? weill. continues to cause more cases? well, the important — continues to cause more cases? well, the important thing _ continues to cause more cases? well, the important thing is _ continues to cause more cases? well, the important thing is not _ the important thing is not necessarily cases. if you think back the reason that we have restrictions in place was primarily to protect the nhs from a serious disease. that risk is overwhelming the nhs and therefore what the government will looking at very, very carefully is what kind of pressure the nhs is put under through those additional cases full if things start to go really
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badly, if we start to see huge numbers of people admitted into hospital with serious disease, and those hospitals put under pressure, then expect restrictions to be back in place. the vaccines have been very effective. they been breaking the link in most so we hope they'll continue to be as effective as they have been so far.— continue to be as effective as they have been so far. colin asks why did doctors add — have been so far. colin asks why did doctors add a _ have been so far. colin asks why did doctors add a further _ have been so far. colin asks why did doctors add a further week- have been so far. colin asks why did doctors add a further week to - doctors add a further week to isolation. they won't see the seven days after your period of isolation ends. i days after your period of isolation ends. ., �* ~' ., days after your period of isolation ends. ., �* ~ ., , days after your period of isolation ends. ~ ., , , , ., ends. i don't know if this is 'ust a local arrangement * ends. i don't know if this is 'ust a local arrangement because h ends. i don't know if this isjust a local arrangement because the i local arrangement because the guidance is very much that if you have _ guidance is very much that if you have symptoms and you need to see a docton _ have symptoms and you need to see a docton then_ have symptoms and you need to see a doctor. then you need to make sure that you _ doctor. then you need to make sure that you contact are said to be 112 and that— that you contact are said to be 112 and that you actually get the help that you — and that you actually get the help that you need. people should not hold back — that you need. people should not hold back. perhaps if you did go to a health— hold back. perhaps if you did go to a health care environment you should remember_ a health care environment you should remember to a health care environment you should rememberto weara a health care environment you should remember to wear a mask. a health care environment you should rememberto weara mask. it a health care environment you should remember to wear a mask. it is one of the _ remember to wear a mask. it is one of the places—
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remember to wear a mask. it is one of the places where mask wiring is recommended.— of the places where mask wiring is recommended. what are you saying, then? it sounds _ recommended. what are you saying, then? it sounds like _ recommended. what are you saying, then? it sounds like there _ recommended. what are you saying, then? it sounds like there is - recommended. what are you saying, then? it sounds like there is no - then? it sounds like there is no requisite for doctors... i then? it sounds like there is no requisite for doctors. . .- requisite for doctors... i don't think it is _ requisite for doctors... i don't think it is a — requisite for doctors... i don't think it is a requisite. - requisite for doctors... i don't think it is a requisite. but - requisite for doctors... i don't think it is a requisite. but if i think it is a requisite. but if someone — think it is a requisite. but if someone is _ think it is a requisite. but if someone is told _ think it is a requisite. but if someone is told that - think it is a requisite. but if| someone is told that doctor think it is a requisite. but if - someone is told that doctor they've got to wait another seven days could the actually push it and say i demand an appointment. find the actually push it and say i demand an appointment. and pens where they are _ demand an appointment. and pens where they are calling _ demand an appointment. and pens where they are calling if— demand an appointment. and pens where they are calling if they - demand an appointment. and pens where they are calling if they are i where they are calling if they are very ill— where they are calling if they are very ill they should get some sunport _ very ill they should get some support. if they need to see a doctor. — support. if they need to see a doctor, then to see a doctor. if they— doctor, then to see a doctor. if they can — doctor, then to see a doctor. if they can have advice just over the phone _ they can have advice just over the phone that — they can have advice just over the phone that would be fine. but if they are — phone that would be fine. but if they are real and they need support than they— they are real and they need support than they should get medical care. andrea _ than they should get medical care. andrea says i work in a shop and she asks am i more likely to catch the virus more easily now that masks are no longer mandatory. what virus more easily now that masks are no longer mandatory.— no longer mandatory. what we know from the evidence _ no longer mandatory. what we know from the evidence is _ no longer mandatory. what we know from the evidence is that _ no longer mandatory. what we know from the evidence is that those - from the evidence is that those people who are public facing in their work, we know a lot about health care workers but people like shop workers, taxi drivers, other people working in transport for example have an increased risk of
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becoming infected. and what we know about mask wiring is that they to protect people from somebody who is infected so providing a physical barrier between the infected person and somebody who they are interacting with the so it is highly likely that has to be seen as people wearing masks then people with public facing those may well be exposed. i think that is why many shops are asking for people to wear them to protect each other but also protect their workforce. mark them to protect each other but also protect their workforce.— protect their workforce. mark is a auestion protect their workforce. mark is a question on _ protect their workforce. mark is a question on how _ protect their workforce. mark is a question on how to _ protect their workforce. mark is a question on how to navigate - protect their workforce. mark is a j question on how to navigate what will mean different areas and he says now the facemask will says you are not required to wear a mask out can we get on with our lives in different parts of society do things differently? taste different parts of society do things differentl ? ~ ., ., , , differently? we have to be prepared to wear our — differently? we have to be prepared to wear our masks. _ differently? we have to be prepared to wear our masks. some _ differently? we have to be prepared to wear our masks. some shops - differently? we have to be prepared to wear our masks. some shops are| to wear our masks. some shops are asking, _ to wear our masks. some shops are asking, it— to wear our masks. some shops are asking, it is— to wear our masks. some shops are asking, it is not mandated, it is not iaw~ — asking, it is not mandated, it is not law i— asking, it is not mandated, it is not law. i think, in general, the thought— not law. i think, in general, the thought of— not law. i think, in general, the thought of the scientific community is that—
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thought of the scientific community is that my— thought of the scientific community is that my squirming is protected. it is is that my squirming is protected. it is worth— is that my squirming is protected. it is worth remembering that you are in increased — it is worth remembering that you are in increased risk and you can protect— in increased risk and you can protect other people as well as yourself — protect other people as well as yourself. so being prepared to wear yourself. so being prepared to wear your mask— yourself. so being prepared to wear your mask if you are in an environment that people ask you to do so _ environment that people ask you to do so. , , , ., , do so. chris in chislehurst asks, what happens — do so. chris in chislehurst asks, what happens at _ do so. chris in chislehurst asks, what happens at my _ do so. chris in chislehurst asks, what happens at my school- do so. chris in chislehurst asks, i what happens at my school bubble do so. chris in chislehurst asks, - what happens at my school bubble was told to isolate because one of the classmates tested positive for covid? can i get a pcr test to be released earlier from self isolation?— released earlier from self isolation? ~ ., ., , ., isolation? well, unfortunately for chris and many _ isolation? well, unfortunately for chris and many children - isolation? well, unfortunately for chris and many children in - isolation? well, unfortunately for chris and many children in a - isolation? well, unfortunately for i chris and many children in a similar position who have been asked to serve isolate because they had been any bubble where one of the people has tested positive, unfortunately there is not that option to attest and get released and one of the main reasons is that we know that a single test would not be adequate in identifying someone to be sure that they are not infected so, for example, they took a test on day two you may well still be incubating the
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virus. and that virus will not show any test even a pcr test. and that is why the isolation period is for the full ten days. of course, there are trials to do what we call a test to release why people have daily test and as long as they turn in their negative test they can continue going to school are indeed going to work but at the moment those are trials and unfortunately the rest of us have to abide by them self isolation bills if we are asked to do so. , ., ., , self isolation bills if we are asked to do ., , ., self isolation bills if we are asked to do so. , ., ., , ., ~ ., to do so. john wants to know if there is a _ to do so. john wants to know if there is a link— to do so. john wants to know if there is a link between - to do so. john wants to know if there is a link between the - to do so. john wants to know if| there is a link between the vast increase in covid in spain and the arrival of british holiday—makers? i think i would say that is notjust purely— think i would say that is notjust purely the — think i would say that is notjust purely the british holiday—makers because _ purely the british holiday—makers because to arrive in spain you have to have _ because to arrive in spain you have to have double vaccination and have a negative _ to have double vaccination and have a negative test and so i think it is notjust_ a negative test and so i think it is notjust that. across europe a negative test and so i think it is not just that. across europe we are seeing _ not just that. across europe we are seeing a _ not just that. across europe we are seeing a rise — not just that. across europe we are seeing a rise in the delta variant
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in france — seeing a rise in the delta variant in france and spain, particularly across— in france and spain, particularly across younger people. it is the holiday— across younger people. it is the holiday season so it may be anybody travelling _ holiday season so it may be anybody travelling that is behind some of this bed — travelling that is behind some of this bed and it is particularly high in the _ this bed and it is particularly high in the region around barcelona sol think— in the region around barcelona sol think you _ in the region around barcelona sol think you could say that travellers could _ think you could say that travellers could contribute but definitely not 'ust could contribute but definitely not just british holiday—makers. could contribute but definitely not just british holiday-makers. jeffrey sa s we just british holiday-makers. jeffrey says we were _ just british holiday-makers. jeffrey says we were told _ just british holiday-makers. jeffrey says we were told that _ just british holiday-makers. jeffrey says we were told that the - just british holiday-makers. jeffrey says we were told that the vaccine | says we were told that the vaccine protected us for six months from the second jab. if we had a second jab on the 6th of january what is our position? on the 6th ofjanuary what is our osition? ~ ., ., , position? well, unfortunately, we don't really _ position? well, unfortunately, we don't really understand _ position? well, unfortunately, we don't really understand how - position? well, unfortunately, we don't really understand how longl don't really understand how long vaccine immunity lasts for. we know that it probably lasts for at least six months many of us think that it would likely have asked for a lot longer than that but we have not got the data. we have not done the study so we don't know exactly how long protection lasts for. what i would say is that, you know, this is not an on off switch. you do not suddenly become nonimmune and so we
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would always have a level of immunity and what we would hope is that that level of immunity would be sufficient, whilst it might not protect us from infection, there should be enough immunity that you hopefully protect us from serious disease and that is what we're really hoping for the vaccine is to do. i am a bit more optimistic than the six months but we do need the data to be fully sure. i am a great supporter in an autumn booster for vulnerable people just to be on the safe side. bf} vulnerable people 'ust to be on the safe side. i «i: vulnerable people 'ust to be on the safe side. j~:: , ., . , , safe side. 80 in gloucestershire asks a world _ safe side. 80 in gloucestershire asks a world of— safe side. 80 in gloucestershire asks a world of football - safe side. 80 in gloucestershire asks a world of football grounds would be allowing full stadiums and what is the rules around that? well. what is the rules around that? well, the restrictions _ what is the rules around that? well, the restrictions are _ what is the rules around that? well, the restrictions are lifted _ what is the rules around that? well, the restrictions are lifted today so yes, the _ the restrictions are lifted today so yes, the that stadiums can be at full capacity now.— full capacity now. obviously, different places _ full capacity now. obviously, different places are - full capacity now. obviously, different places are doing i full capacity now. obviously, - different places are doing things differently, as we have been hearing in theatres. it is a case that will be varied. it is to do with how people interpret the rules. in general the rules are lifted but
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many people are being more cautious and many environments, you know, travel companies. lots of people have been more cautious and notjust going to full capacity. we will have to wait and see and if you are in an area where the numbers are getting higher people may decide to take different action from where the rates are lower so i think, we just need to remember covid is still around and we still have the pandemic on. chris says i am a uk citizen residing in portugal. i have been fully vaccinated in portugal with the pfizer vaccine, i have the s and s up and that is the portuguese equivalent of the nhs app which has the digital vaccine certificate and he asks when will the uk government recognise and accept a eu app so that iq can enjoy travel to and from the uk without need to quarantine? is that the current situation is absurd and discriminatory. i current situation is absurd and discriminatory.— current situation is absurd and discriminato . ., . ., discriminatory. i would never claim to be able to _
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discriminatory. i would never claim to be able to second-guess - to be able to second—guess governments thoughts on what they will do around policy around people who have had the vaccines abroad. clearly, we have to take that into account at some point. these are people who are having the same sorts of vaccines that we are having. very often this is exactly the same. they have a similar schedule. so doses of the vaccine that have been approved. that have been shown to protect them from infection and certainly from disease. and therefore there has to be some kind of reconciliation. some kind of alignment to acknowledge if you have had a full dose of vaccines in another country that they are, provided that they are well recognised, that it is suitable for coming into the uk.— recognised, that it is suitable for coming into the uk. the headlines on bbc news.
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after 16 months, most of england's coronavirus rules are eased. nightclubs can reopen. and there are now no limits on how many people can meet or go to events; but the prime minister is urging people to be cautious, with cases of covid on the rise. foreign travel rules change — fully vaccinated people no longer have to quarantine on return from amber list countries. 0ur reporter visited a nightclub in leeds. it has been a very long 16 month wait but clubbing is finally back. this place openjust month wait but clubbing is finally back. this place open just after midnight. confetti cannons, a big countdown and then everybody was and
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rushed onto the dance floor. just a little bit of sanitiser needed. no covid checks, negative tests and those who are first on the dance floor where. those who are first on the dance floor where-— those who are first on the dance floor where.- alia. - those who are first on the dance floor where.- alia. how i those who are first on the dance i floor where.- alia. how what those who are first on the dance - floor where.- alia. how what a floor where. molly. alia. how what a niuht? floor where. molly. alia. how what a night? amazing- _ floor where. molly. alia. how what a night? amazing. like _ floor where. molly. alia. how what a night? amazing. like you _ floor where. molly. alia. how what a night? amazing. like you said, - floor where. molly. alia. how what a night? amazing. like you said, we i night? amazing. like you said, we waited 16 months. _ night? amazing. like you said, we waited 16 months. people - night? amazing. like you said, we waited 16 months. people are - waited 16 months. people are dancing, _ waited 16 months. people are dancing, we were drinking again. no social— dancing, we were drinking again. no social distancing build—up that is what _ social distancing build—up that is what life — social distancing build—up that is what life is about. life social distancing build-up that is what life is about.— what life is about. life is 'ust back to normal i what life is about. life is 'ust back to normal all i what life is about. life is 'ust back to normal all of i what life is about. life is 'ust back to normal all of a h what life is about. life isjust. back to normal all of a sudden what life is about. life isjust - back to normal all of a sudden and it is what we have a waiting profit of 100%. ., , ., ., it is what we have a waiting profit of 100%. .,, ., ., ., , of 100%. people of all ages. there are people — of 100%. people of all ages. there are people of _ of 100%. people of all ages. there are people of all _ of 100%. people of all ages. there are people of all ages _ of 100%. people of all ages. there are people of all ages and - of 100%. people of all ages. there are people of all ages and levels i of 100%. people of all ages. there | are people of all ages and levels of everyone _ are people of all ages and levels of everyone is dancing together. it is 'ust everyone is dancing together. it is just amazing. it is absolutely amazing _ just amazing. it is absolutely amazing. for me, this is what life is about — amazing. for me, this is what life is about we _ amazing. for me, this is what life is about. we need to move it forward now _ is about. we need to move it forward now we _ is about. we need to move it forward now. we have got to learn to live with this — now. we have got to learn to live with this. you know, everyone says it isjust _ with this. you know, everyone says it isjust like — with this. you know, everyone says it isjust like the flu. i sort of do agree _ it isjust like the flu. i sort of do agree and i think we have got to live with _ do agree and i think we have got to live with it— do agree and i think we have got to live with it and get the economy running — live with it and get the economy running. we have got to think this tonight— running. we have got to think this tonight proves it. if people were scared _ tonight proves it. if people were scared they would be in cider would not be _ scared they would be in cider would not be out — scared they would be in cider would not be out here but we are all out
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here _ not be out here but we are all out here and — not be out here but we are all out here and we — not be out here but we are all out here and we are all as happy as ever _ here and we are all as happy as ever we — here and we are all as happy as ever. we have waited 60 months i think— ever. we have waited 60 months i think it _ ever. we have waited 60 months i think it really shows. the ever. we have waited 60 months i think it really shows.— ever. we have waited 60 months i think it really shows. the man who had to decide _ think it really shows. the man who had to decide whether— think it really shows. the man who had to decide whether or _ think it really shows. the man who had to decide whether or not - think it really shows. the man who had to decide whether or not to - think it really shows. the man who had to decide whether or not to do | had to decide whether or not to do those covid attacks on the door as terry george. you own this place here and thrown over the road as well. . , ., ., , here and thrown over the road as well. . , ., .,, ., , well. that is how has tonight been for ou? well. that is how has tonight been for you? amazing. _ well. that is how has tonight been for you? amazing. i _ well. that is how has tonight been for you? amazing. i have - well. that is how has tonight been for you? amazing. i have had - well. that is how has tonight been for you? amazing. i have had this| for you? amazing. i have had this place the 21 years and have been in the industry for over 30 years and i've done so many new year's eve and tonight was better. it is the making of history, in actual fact. tonight was better. it is the making of history, in actualfact. because, it actually makes me emotional thinking about it because it is beyond, isn't it? do something that was taken out of our control and being able to open back up again and being able to open back up again and be able to see girls enjoying themselves and the people enjoying themselves and the people enjoying themselves and the people enjoying themselves and that is what it is about for me. and for me, it has been nearly 500 days of struggling with this and i think that it is the right thing to do. it is the right
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thing to get the economy back on death people their freedom and to let people make their own choices. you know, people are over a beacon where adults looked at these girls have had a covid vaccine, the first one. the intent is to have their second one, i'm sure. that is what people will do. let us enjoy life. letters in your clubbing. let the hospitality industry come again because we are very much struggling and having tonight, anotherfew months, these two places may not have existed any longer.— months, these two places may not have existed any longer. thank you ve much have existed any longer. thank you very much terry — have existed any longer. thank you very much terry and _ have existed any longer. thank you very much terry and good - have existed any longer. thank you very much terry and good luck - have existed any longer. thank you very much terry and good luck with j very much terry and good luck with it would have the space is open for a few it closes down for a few hours and reopens again as they have got to make the most of clubs being open. the tokyo 0lympics get under way this week — but there's already a growing number of athletes and officials testing covid—positive, or being forced to self—isolate. eight members of team gb athletics team are in isolation after being in close contact with positive cases. rupert wingfield—hayes has the latest from tokyo.
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this is not the news that the international olympic committee or the japanese 0lympic organisers wanted. i think there is a certain inevitability to it, though, with 60,000 people coming into japan. there are bound to be some cases of covid amongst those athletes and journalists in teams and officials and so it is. we understand, in all, 58 people have actually tested positive inside the olympic bubble. most of those are not athletes but a small number of athletes also testing positive now. and this really is making life a sometimes very difficult particularly the south african team and we know now that team gb has also been affected though no positive cases. it is just a close contact on the flight over. eight members of team gb are also self isolating and that is disrupting their mobility to prepare for the games. the official say, look, this shows the system is working.
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we are testing everybody. and we are finding in positive we are isolating them. this is actually effective, what we're doing, and there is nothing to worry about. and a lot of other people are looking upon us and saying, hey, the games have not even begun yet and we have got an outbreak inside the olympic village. what is going to happen when are far more people here at the end of the week? the australian government is to deport the far right commentator, katie hopkins, after she boasted about flouting hotel quarantine rules. the former apprentice contestant had been due to appear in the new series of big brother vip. 0ur correspondent in sydney — shaimaa khalil — gave us more details. katie hopkins entered australia initially to take part in the celebrity edition of big brother on friday in an instagram video she said she was given instructions by hotel quarantine officers that when someone knocks on her door essentially to deliver food that she should wait 30 seconds and then she should open the door and get her food but should
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wear a facemask. she was laughing through the whole video and then she said what she hoped she would do was wait until someone knocked on the door, open the door naked with no facemask to scare them and essentially, of course, put their lives at risk. she also described lockdowns as the biggest hoax in human history. mind you, she is saying that while in sydney we are in our fourth week of lockdown and melbourne is in lockdown at the moment so the two biggest cities in australia are in lockdown because of the spread of the delta variant. when this video came out, of course, it sparked all sorts of anger, not just at these disrespectful comments but also at the fact she was able to enter australia and take part in big brother, given how controversial a character she is. this morning we heard from the home affairs minister karen andrews who described her behaviour as appalling and a slap in the face to all of those australians in lockdown and did confirm
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that her visa was cancelled and she will be deported as soon as possible. seven network and the production company behind the show also said she was sacked. what neither the government nor seven network addressed fully why she was hired in the first place. this is the commentator who described refugees as cockroaches, who said islam was repugnant, who is known for her controversial comments. she was allowed to come into australia. the home affairs minister said the new south wales government here where i am made that request on economic benefits basis but she was glad that katie hopkins was leaving. again, this really touches a very sore spot with australians. the restrictions have meant that thousands and thousands of australians are still stranded overseas, unable to come home at a time, like i said, when australia's two biggest cities are still in lockdown.
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now it's time for a look at the weather with susan powell. hello. plenty of sunshine, plenty of heat across the uk at the moment. and more of that to come to the next few days. first signs of anything fresher at the end of the week. this big area of high pressure is to thank the fine weather. also the heat across the uk. but you will notice a little dot of blue showing up across eastern england. that is indicating the chance of some showers to the east midlands and the south—east of england into the small hours of tuesday. heavy, thundery, slow—moving. very warm and muggy night across england and wales. these are the temperatures in the end of the night. they are. on tuesday, high pressure dominating the weather story. still a fine for the majority, sunshine of cause and heat. and patty cloud northern scotland. however, the afternoon, the heat reaches a certain level we will see some of those
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than the again to parts of the east midlands, may be lincolnshire, east anglia and the south—east. heat pushing into scotland and northern ireland again to the middle of the week. temperatures high 20s or late 30s. as these showers potentially develop through tuesday evening we could see some issues. a lot of rain in a short space of time. strong and gusty winds and they will rumble on into the early hours of wednesday. wednesday morning i think we will have a fine start. things are quieten down again but a bit more cloud working its way into the north—east of england tending to stick along the sea coast and will be cooler here. the new risk of showers. we could potentially again see temperatures in parts of northern ireland close to 30. another fine hot story for thursday but friday still fine but notice it is a little cooler.
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here come some relief for lows of you who dread the heat. in the from of the savvy of low pressure approaching from the south—west was at the exact timing of it spreading across the uk a subject of some question but it definitely looks things will become cooler and more unsettled through the week.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... after 16 months, most of england's coronavirus rules are eased. i've had my vaccines, i want to have a good time, hun. so excited! so excited, can't wait for it! it'sjust, like, a relief, after such a long time | just to have freedom. but the prime minister is urging people to be cautious, with cases of covid on the rise. foreign travel rules change. fully vaccinated people no longer have to quarantine on return from amber list countries. back in business. hard—hit firms hope the end of restrictions will lead to recovery, though now they face staff having to self—isolate.
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