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stage adam it is i!!! stage adam it is m nick parrott reports. after finishing afterfinishing third after finishing third and last years welter, he would've been wanting to get up again... but he lost more time today for the hot favourite is defending champion primoz roglic. the only thick time trial old medallist won the opening contrail stage two take the leader punctures at the earliest opportunity, but afterjust at the earliest opportunity, but after just two days at the earliest opportunity, but afterjust two days in red, the slovenian surrendered it. estonia's rein taaramae benefited from an early break full city reach the summit finished first to take the overall lead. but the 30 firm old won't threaten roglic�*s ambitions of the third title of a row —— 34—year—old. written�*s adam yates would like to and emulate his twin simon, who won the welter three years ago for some finished
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alongside rockledge and his team—mate egan bernal, who we might have to support at the battle to come over the next three weeks —— roglic. nick parrott, bbc news. roger federer revealed last night that heis going to have another knee operation that will keep him out of tennis for "many months". the 20—time grand slam champion says he has to think about his long—term health. it is going to be difficult, of course, in some ways, but at the same time i know it is the right you because i want to... i want to return to the tort and chum shape orform. i am realistic, don't get me wrong, i know how difficult it is to have another surgery and try it at this age, but, look, iwant to another surgery and try it at this age, but, look, i want to be healthy and i will go through the rehab process, with the goal, while staying active, which would help me during this long period of time. let's get more on this with george bellshaw,
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tennis correspondent for the metro newspaper. evening to you, george. he turned a0 last week. this is no way to celebrate, is it? at that age, he is a freak of nature, his longevity and what have you, but can you see him if he gets back fit and well competing at the top again after this latest knee surgery? figs competing at the top again after this latest knee surgery? as you sa , this latest knee surgery? as you say. roger _ this latest knee surgery? as you say. roger is — this latest knee surgery? as you say. roger is a _ this latest knee surgery? as you say, roger is a pretty _ this latest knee surgery? as you | say, roger is a pretty exceptional athlete, a wonderful, wonderfully naturally gifted tennis player who does plenty of think to surprise us. reaching the quarterfinals of wimbledon, given the context of what has followed, looks like a pretty incredible achievement, we own a difficult it is to perform a top—level support. —— we all know how difficult it is. but, yes, it looks like this could be a bridge too farfor him, even if he does get back, it sounds like it is not going to before the end of this year, so that's another six months on perhaps, and realistically it will be in about two and half years since
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he has been playing regularly given the other knee surgeries he has been through, so, yeah, it is going to be a really, really tough challenge for him to come back and perform at the top level. i kind of see him maybe taking on more of a kind of exhibition stands going forward, he had been doing his trips to play one—off matches in countries where the regular towards not go often. you might make a brief return to the tour, but i think... i it you might make a brief return to the tour, but i think...— tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if— tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it— tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it is _ tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it is the _ tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it is the end - tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it is the end of - tour, but i think... i it is a sad ending if it is the end of an . tour, but i think... i it is a sad i ending if it is the end of an era, and the end of an era, it would be. we kind of root off andy murray when he had two hip operations will set the —— operations. the desire got him back, but i wonder if that will be enough roger federer, whether he would have to win to enjoy it. i think murray is another great example. these guys have got nothing left to prove at the top of the game, and i think it does boil down to, a, the love of the sport, the
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recognition it has given them so much, and they want to kind of keep giving back. competitive guys. they want to win full by the get is really hard for athletes to walk away from something they have done their whole life! i think it is really hard. these guys are extremely excellent. i think it will be tougher roger to walk away, but he has got nothing to prove to anyone, he has been one of the great athletes, notjust within tennis but wider sport and perhaps even further beyond the last 20 years, and he will be greatly missed if this is the end, but as you always say with these guys, you can never completely roll out some fantastical return. i think in his a0s, anything, even getting back now, would be a really great achievement from federer, and another want to add to a list of already glittering achievements throughout his career. wouldn't it “ust? throughout his career. wouldn't it just? george _ throughout his career. wouldn't it just? george bellshaw, _ throughout his career. wouldn't it just? george bellshaw, thank- throughout his career. wouldn't it just? george bellshaw, thank you very much indeed from the metro.
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tom daley says he will decide whether or not to call time on his diving career in the next few months. he won his first gold medal in tokyo and also won bronze in what his fourth olympic games. he's been speaking to sally nugent. winning an olympic gold medal has been my dream since i was such a little kid, interaction have that medal the put around my neck it was just —— and to have that medal around my neck full to me was a dream come true.— around my neck full to me was a dream come true. who is behind that medal? so many _ dream come true. who is behind that medal? so many people. _ dream come true. who is behind that medal? so many people. there - dream come true. who is behind that l medal? so many people. there is mike coach ou medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help — medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help me _ medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help me get _ medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help me get there, - medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help me get there, but - medal? so many people. there is mike coach you help me get there, but my . coach you help me get there, but my dad for taking me to my first training sessions, travelling around the world, watching me. my mum, who helps me all the time, all of my friends, but obviously most important, lance, my husband, my son, who has inspired me everyday to keep going to whatever number watching you saying how proud you were to stand there with your mettle. asa as a gay man, proud of who you are secular i feeling for the lucky to
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be from great britain, being able to stand on that diving port and not feel afraid of any ramifications or any fearfor my feel afraid of any ramifications or any fear for my life, but they're still ten countries at those on the games were being gay is punishable ljy games were being gay is punishable by death in their countries, so i just hope that winning analytical mettle, winning any of the pick medal, going to the lithic as a gay person —— an olympic medal. many young kids who feel like they are never going to achieve anything just because of who they are, they knew that with hard work you can achieve anything the matter who you are, where you come from. you can be the best in the world. it is where you come from. you can be the best in the world.— best in the world. it is only three ears to best in the world. it is only three years to paris! _ best in the world. it is only three years to paris! yes! _ best in the world. it is only three years to paris! yes! i _ best in the world. it is only three years to paris! yes! i know, - best in the world. it is only three years to paris! yes! i know, it. best in the world. it is only three years to paris! yes! i know, it is| years to paris! yes! i know, it is not very long — years to paris! yes! i know, it is not very long to _ years to paris! yes! i know, it is not very long to paris, - years to paris! yes! i know, it is not very long to paris, i - years to paris! yes! i know, it is not very long to paris, i think i i not very long to paris, i think i always said, i am going to keep going as long as my body will let me or until i win that the gold—medal but now i have no the gold—medal... i do not know! for now i am taking a bit of a break, want to spend some
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time with my family, see where life lands me, and will make decisions of moving forward by diving. in the next few months, i guess. just been such a pleasure _ next few months, i guess. just been such a pleasure to _ next few months, i guess. just been such a pleasure to talk— next few months, i guess. just been such a pleasure to talk to you, - next few months, i guess. just been such a pleasure to talk to you, tom | such a pleasure to talk to you, tom daley, thank you so much.- such a pleasure to talk to you, tom daley, thank you so much. thank you for havin: daley, thank you so much. thank you for having me- _ daley, thank you so much. thank you for having me. just _ daley, thank you so much. thank you for having me. just a _ daley, thank you so much. thank you for having me. just a reminder - daley, thank you so much. thank you for having me. just a reminder of - oui’ our top story. india win the second test at lords. i'm 0lly foster. from me and the rest of the sportsday team, goodbye for now. a bbc investigation has found several hospitals across england have had to take part in emergency exercises in case agent concrete —— ageing concrete causes structure to collapse. an interesting one says health managers have to provide safe services for patients. nikki fox has
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this exclusive report for steel posts holding up the roof on a children's ward, on a maternity unit, where mothers lie with new babies. seven hospitals in england, all constructed with a type of lightweight concrete. but it is failing and all need to be rebuilt. so we are currently on one of our service corridors. what you can see above you as a latticework of structural timbers. should a plank fall, they will cradle them and support them. the west suffolk hospital was built with concrete rack planks. they were never meant to last and are 15 years beyond their expected life span. the trust's risk assessment is clear — without the safety measures, the threat of planks failing is immediate. but they will take two years to install, so they have commissioned a corporate manslaughter report in case anything goes wrong. the situation we are facing, it is unprecedented. why would you describe it as being unprecedented? no one is clear the way in which this structure will perform
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as it gets to that kind of age. documents obtained by bbc look east show last year, trusts in the east took part in exercise hodges. it simulated a scenario in which part of the hospital collapsed because of concrete planks failing. at west suffolk, all the external walls are made of rack. the technical briefing states that now, nearly all of the wall planks have some corrosion, with a risk of severe corrosion in two thirds. and how much do these planks weigh? broadly, they are about a third of a tonne. so that is why it is so important to make sure that this support is in place? it is, yes. a new west suffolk hospital could be nine years away. seven hospitals across the country need rebuilding because of crumbling concrete. airedale in west yorkshire has no guarantee of funding. nor does hinchingbrooke in cambridgeshire, where the ageing building is causing major issues. the concrete panelling is also affecting the load bearing
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on some of the floors, which means that patients heavier than 19 stone can't be operated on in some of the theatres. shutting some of the hospitals to do the repairs quicker was considered. if we were to close a hospital then the burden would fall on those neighbouring hospitals and the nhs as a whole is going through a time when we are extremely busy. thousands of emergency beds would be lost if all seven hospitals closed for repairs. nhs england says trusts are maintaining a safe service for patients, who should access hospital care as they normally would. nikki fox, bbc news.
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israel's health care system will reach capacity within weeks if the current rise in covid cases continues — that's what experts are warning, as the country introduces new restrictions on entry. israel was the first country in the world to offer vaccines to its residents. jenny hill reports. in the oblivion of intensive care, the brutal reality of what this virus can do. how old is this lady? she's 59. this is a hospital in tel aviv. staff tell us they are already battling a fourth wave, and it's going to get worse. they are doing what they can, expanding the number of beds in the unit, but the number of hospitalisations, people falling seriously ill, is rising fast. it's the same across the country. and suddenly, the immediacy of the problem becomes clear. even as we film, the doctor in charge gets a call. there is a patient, three vaccinations, covid positive, with acute respiratory failure.
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with covid. it's the second patient in the hospital today who now needs intensive care, but there is only one bed free. i'm afraid the numbers will go up. and i know that i will have to take hard decisions, whom to get into intensive care and whom not. i was afraid of it, all the three waves that we had, we took those decisions. so, what's gone wrong for israel? this, after all, was the first country in the world to offer a vaccine to every resident. but cases are rising, the government reimposing restrictions, even considering a lockdown. one thing that went wrong is just biology, which is the delta variant. but then i think the other thing that went wrong is the slight euphoria that we had thinking that this is over, and not going after vaccinating
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those who were not vaccinated. israel is now banking on a third dose of vaccine, opening up centres like this to roll it out fast. we're not sure how well we are doing. because this will take another week or two to get the figures, those who have had the third jab. the question is, is this third jab able to protect the people from getting infected and to have symptomatic disease? we are still out on that. no guarantees, little optimism on these wards. for israel, this isn't so much about the rising case numbers, it's about what's happening in units like this all over the country. this is what will determine what israel does next. jenny hill, bbc news, tel aviv. now it's time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. hello there. even where we've seen some sunshine today, it's not felt particularly warm
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thanks to that northwesterly wind. and it remains on the cool side through the rest of this week, a lot of cloud coming our way, the chance of a bit more rain and drizzle as well. and after some sunshine for eastern areas this evening, overnight, we're going to find the cloud coming back in again from the west, thickening up, a bit more rain and drizzle on the way overnight and some mist and some hill fog in the west as well. mild night with that increasing cloud, milder than it was last night in the northeast of scotland. it starts quite cloudy for most of us, i think, during tuesday, and we've got this rain and drizzle around. the worst of it tending to push away during the morning, but still some damp weather here and there in the afternoon. it will brighten up a bit across the west country and eastern parts of scotland are bit more sheltered from that northwesterly wind that's still going to be blowing during tomorrow. that will make it feel on the cool side, especially under the cloud, where temperatures will be 17 or 18 degrees. get some sunshine and temperatures could reach 21 celsius.
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hello, i'm ros atkins, this is 0utside source. there has been cast and panic at kabul airport today as afghans trying to leave the country following that taliban's takeover. we have seen people attempt to hang a us military plane sent to evacuate us nationals, several deaths have been reported. the taliban swept into kabul on a post on sunday, and now appears to have full control of afghanistan. the now appears to have full control of afghanistan-— afghanistan. the priority now is to maintain security, _ afghanistan. the priority now is to maintain security, and _ afghanistan. the priority now is to maintain security, and their - afghanistan. the priority now is to maintain security, and their lives i j maintain security, and their lives i say. that is our priority now. president biden is due to address america and a couple of hours. he is
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