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�* relieved �*relieved but �* relieved but that relieved but that two and a half ears of two and a half years of stress structures you in a way, so it's difficult. and our final building swaps steel and concrete for wood. inspired by a garden of paradise, cambridge mosque is low carbon spirituality. six very different buildings, but all reflecting a desire on the eve of a global climate summit to tread gently on the planet. david sillito, bbc news. and we will be live at the awards ceremony with a special programme tonight at 7.30pm on the bbc news channel. we'll be looking at the six shortlisted entries, and find out which project is named best new building. time for a look at the weather. he is chris fawkes. across scotland we have thick cloud, quite windy and rain pushing
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southwards at the moment. for many of you this afternoon is going to be pretty cloudy with occasional bright spells. then we have the weather across the far south of england, perhaps the far south of wales too, where we have more generous breaks in the cloud and long spells of sunshine and doesn't it look glorious. here in dorset, west bay, barely a cloud in the sky. over the next few hours this way will continue its journey southwards across scotland with fairly blustery wynter—macro. sunshine and showers follow, the rain trickling into northern ireland. further south it's mostly dry, very mild and whether you have the cloud of the sun temperatures reaching a high of 18 in london, compared with the average of 1a, but cooler weather is on the way. the cold front bringing rain to scotland will push southwards overnight and into friday as well. here it comes through the small hours, the rain getting into parts of wales, the midlands, the front weakens that it does so so rain becomes lighter and increasingly patchy. as the sky is clear to the
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north of the uk it turns cold with temperatures getting down well into single figures, and much colder night than we've seen over recent nights. but it should be a fine start the day for these areas with plenty of sunshine. at the same time our weakfront will plenty of sunshine. at the same time our weak front will continue its journey southwards bringing a little bit of cloud and an odd bit of rain. temperatures coming down, tomorrow afternoon eight for aberdeen, ten for newcastle, 1a or 15 in cardiff and london and a little bit cooler thanit and london and a little bit cooler than it been stopped take a look at the weather picture through friday night, it turns quite chilly, cold enough forfrost night, it turns quite chilly, cold enough for frost across the north and east of the country underneath relatively clear skies stop into the weekend ultimately we are going to see that wind turn to a south—westerly direction and we'll get some milder air pushing in from the west. saturday, quite a bit of cloud around, maybe a few mist—macro and fog—macro patches across england and wales but clearing with some bright or sunny spells coming through. some rain in northern ireland and the latter part of the afternoon. chilly air in scotland but turning milder, temperatures
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back up to 17 in cardiff and that transition to milder weather pushing northwards continues into sunday with the milder air reaching scotland too. there will be a lot of cloud around, some mist and fog patches and the cloud thickener for an occasional spot of rain through the afternoon. we might see brighter spells breaking through across central and eastern areas of the uk but the temperatures back up to 18 degrees in london. the average for october is about 1k so it stays very mild. a reminder of our top story. the number of people waiting for routine hospital operations reaches a record high in england — 5.7 million people need procedures like hip and knee replacements. that's all from the bbc news at one. on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc�*s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1.30pm and here's your latest sports news... cameron norrie could become the men's british number one later
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if he beats diego schwartzman in the quarter finals at indian wells. the brit made it through to the last eight, for the first time at a masters 1000 tournament, after beating american tommy paul 6—4, 4—6, 6—2. the win was his 44th on the atp tour this year, and, as well as replacing dan evans as the british number one, a win tonight could see him break into the world's top 20 for the first time in his career. figures released today by the home office show there were 92 football—related arrests at england home matches during the 2020—21 season, 90 of those occurring at euro 2020. england played six out of seven matches at wembley on their way to the final, which they lost on penalties to italy. there were "six further football—related arrests involving international teams playing at euro 2020 at wembley" with "all six arrests" at the italy and spain semifinal. chelsea claimed their first win
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in this season's women's champions league after a 2—1victory overjuventus, in turin. erin cuthbert put her side in the lead with this solo effort, just after the half hour mark, only forjuventus draw level, just a few minutes later, but pernille harder, slammed home the winner, in the second half — that's her 32nd champions league goal in a0 appeaences. the win means chelea have four points from their opening two group matches. what a great place to come and play. this is an iconic stadium. a team thatis this is an iconic stadium. a team that is improving in europe. a brilliant crowd, tough atmosphere. i think the game had everything. i think the game had everything. i think it was quite scrappy but for us, we should once again the ability to adapt to the demands of the game and the performance from the team was mixed, but i felt we were resilient enough and took our chances when it mattered and that is
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why we were on the winning team. arsenal will be hoping to follow chelsea's lead later when they take on hoffenheim. they've had a great start to the domestic season, 100 percent record so far, and scoring some excellent goals, katie mccabe with the pick against everton last weekend. they face the german side having lost heavily to the champions barcelona in their opening match. we want to win every game we play and do our best, so nothing changes. we have played one game, we have five games more to go at the group stage and we need to have five solid performances. we need to start with one tomorrow. a 14—strong squad has been selected for the england lions cricket tour of australia starting in november. they'll travel alongside the test specialists selected in the ashes squad. the squad includes four players, james bracey, mason crane, ben foakes and dom sibley, who are capped at test level. lancashire batterjosh bohannon, surrey wicketkeeperjamie smith and the warwickshire pair of seamer
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liam norwell and opening batter rob yates are new to the lions set—up. and tour de france champion tadej pogacer will have to deal with two major time trials if he's to win his third consecutive yellow jersey after last year's race was confirmed. —— next year's route was confirmed. it begins with a time trial in copenhagen; the first of three stages in denmark. it'll pass through northern france and the cobbles of the arenberg forest, before the first summit finish in the jura mountains. next the tour climbs the alps, and then the pyrenees... and a 40km time trial on the penultimate stage will decide the yellowjersey, before the traditional finish in paris. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's i will be back in a little bit later on this afternoon. back to you, jane. thank you very much.
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well, as the problems with the global supply chain intensify, getting goods into britain is not as simple as it used to be — thanks in part to blocked ports and a shortage of lorry drivers. by the end of this week there could be an extra challenge — a blockade by french fishermen, who are angry about not being given licences to fish in british waters. our paris correspondent lucy williamson has been talking to some of them. for laurent, british waters are as familiar as the rusting docks back home in boulogne—sur—mer. his family has fished there for generations. now, without a licence to enter british waters, he is fishing the young catch around the french coast. but fishermen like him are angry, he says, and if there is no progress by friday they plan to hit back. translation: we will create as much disruption as we can _ by blocking primary goods, the things britain needs the most. we saw the gas shortage,
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we will try to create a shortage of something else. we are ready to block everything, calais, dunkirk, the channel tunnel, we need this fishing license and will do anything to get it. france is drawing the support of other eu nations, but has also promised a response of its own, including a possible reduction of electricity supplies to jersey. fishermen themselves are targeting christmas deliveries. the impact for christmas christmas as far_ the impact for christmas christmas as far as— the impact for christmas christmas as far as british people are concerned, we haven't even blocked yet and _ concerned, we haven't even blocked yet and there is already a lack of food _ yet and there is already a lack of food and — yet and there is already a lack of food and petrol and a lack of staff. we are going to make things worse? maybe. as i said, there is a lot of frustration in the community here. so fairenough. in parliament last week, the french prime minister called the row a matter of principle that went beyond fishing. he said it was about getting
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britain to keep its word. that is a loaded comment here at the moment. the eu is in a stand—off with britain about a post—brexit deal for northern ireland, and france is complaining that when it comes to illegal migration, the uk is not paying what it owes. in calais last weekend, france's interior minister said that france had not received a penny of the £54 million promised by the uk injuly. translation: we would | like the british government to respect its promise. the quicker it gives us the means to carry out the action it wants, the more efficient we can be. a third of boats are now being stopped. of course we can do better if the british help us instead of squabbling with us. the uk has threatened to withhold funding if france doesn't stop more migrant boats from crossing the channel.
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rules and agreements have become a battle ground for both sides after brexit, whether driven by principles, pragmatism or domestic political power. lucy williamson, bbc news, paris. 46 people are now known to have died in a fire in a run down building in southern taiwan. residents were trapped inside their flats on the upper floors of the 13—storey block in the city of kaohsiung. firefighters said piles of unused items on lowerfloors had made the rescue more difficult. the building's lower section had once housed restaurants, karaoke bars and a cinema — but those units had been abandoned. many of the people who lived in the building were old or had disabilities. the indonesian holiday island of bali has reopened to some international holidaymakers. however tourists still have to quarantine for five days at their own expense. those who can visit are fully—vaccinated and from countries with low infection rates such as china,
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new zealand and japan. the uk isn't included on the list. researchers in the netherlands say they've developed a way to carry out injections without using needles. they've developed a laser — called a �*bubble gun�* — that fires droplets of liquid into the skin — in a process said to be virtually painless. the bbc�*s tim allman explains. astrid nijsen is 31 years old. she's an actress and she is terrified of needles. so much so, she has had to seek therapy for a phobia that stretches back to her childhood. translation: it started during puberty. - when i see a needle or have to get a shot, ijust want to leave. i'll tear the place down just to avoid getting a shot. but for astrid and millions of others like her, salvation may be at hand. this is the bubble gun,
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a high—tech alternative that uses lasers rather than needles to administer a jab. within a millisecond, the glass that contains the liquid is heated by a laser, a bubble is created in the liquid, pushing the liquid at velocities in the order of 100 kilometres per hour, and we can see how it penetrates about one millimetre. never has this seemed more relevant. for nearly a year now, injections and vaccinations have been taking place all around the world. could the bubble gun, said to be essentially pain—free, encourage the more reluctant to come forward for their shot? translation: in my opinion, - this is a good solution since people often have this phobia of getting stung. here, we only get a laser and we are vaccinated without suffering. usa! of course, some will never agree to an injection, phobia or otherwise. and it may be several years
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until the bubble gun is available for widespread use. for now, the needle is still the norm. tim allman, bbc news. if you didn't take up enough new hobbies during lockdown, here's another one for you — walrus counting. the british antarctic survey is asking for our help to study satellite images of around 15,000 square miles, to see how many walruses you can spot — and where. huge, blubbery and a bit grumpy. walruses are easy enough to spot. but thanks to their remote arctic location, they're hard to count, and we don't know how many of these giant beasts there are. now, using satellite images, the plan is to locate every atlantic and laptev sea walrus. and scientists say this is essential because climate change means these animals are under threat. the sea ice on which they live most of the year is rapidly
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diminishing and they're having to change their behaviour and come out onto [and much more often. that's almost certainly got some detrimental effect on them. we're not sure how much their population is being affected by that. hopefully this project will tell us that important information. we've been taking images of the earth from space for more than 60 years, but our view has changed dramatically. in the 1980s, satellites could only see objects 30 metres in size. but they quickly improved and a few years later they could see features ten metres across. today, though, the most advanced imaging satellites can see details down to just 30 centimetres, and this has transformed our view of the natural world. even at that resolution, counting walruses is still a challenge. so the scouts in east molesey have been drafted in to help. the firstjob, scouring through a search area of 25,000 square kilometres to find any images
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that have a walrus in. it's quite hard because there is rusty barrels and rocks that look really similar. we're helping people find the walruses because they're endangered. it's kind of a challenge as well as they're all hidden and you have to try and search for them and stuff. if it's a little bit blurry then it's harder because sometimes it's rocks. and they're the same colour as a walrus. but then sometimes it's quite easy because it's black in the background and they're kind of highlighted. i really do like the environment, so i want to save the world. - so this is really helping me. but the project is going to need a lot more people to help with the count. we've loaded up more than 600,000 images onto the walrus from space platform. you can access it through the wwf uk website. and we're calling on at least half
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a million people to help us search for and then count walrus on the platform. the future is uncertain for this icon of the arctic. their icy home is changing faster than anywhere else on the planet. but now, with satellite technology and the help of the public, we should finally find out how many walruses there are and see how they fare in the years to come. rebecca morelle, bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the number of people in england waiting to start routine hospital treatment has risen to a new record high, latest figures show. gps in england are being given an extra 250 million pounds, from existing budgets, to spend on locum doctors — with the aim of increasing the number of face—to—face appointments.
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and the queen officially opens the sixth term of the welsh senedd in cardiff — a ceremony that had been delayed due to the pandemic. now it's time for across the uk. in derby, the aviation—engine maker, rolls—royce, is calling for more to be done to support greenerjet fuels. the company says that within two years all of its trent engines, manufactured in the city, will have been proven compatible with 100% sustainable aviation fuels. its chief executive has been speaking to our reporter, navtej johal. first of all, what are sustainable aviation fuels and why is rolls—royce so keen to push
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for them to be part of air travel in the future? a sustainable fuel is one where we extract the carbon from the atmosphere in a relatively short time before the fuel is burned, and so we end up with a net zero loop. so we take the carbon out of the atmosphere, put it into the synthetic fuel and then burn it in the engine. i haven't actually added any carbon to the atmosphere. and we are here with our technology ambitions, we know we can do it from a technology point of view, but we need governments to buy in now with the right sort of policies that enable this to become a reality. air travel has been transformational for humankind, but of course it has damaged the environment, which i think is something you have said before as well. do you accept any responsibility as one of the world's biggest aeroengine manufacturers for causing some of that damage? well, i think of course we must accept some responsibility for that
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as a sector as a whole. but i think that is really a question for mankind and 20th century mankind, really. it isn't the aviation sector per se. it is the world. it has been wedded to fossil fuels for the last 250 years or so, but as our understanding of the world has progressed, and we have sort of work—out we can have all those benefits but, actually, we are cooking the planet at the same time, we, as technologists say, right, the answer is to apply technology to ensure we can have all the benefits of fossil fuel that we have enjoyed for the last multiple centuries but we can have it in a way that doesn't damage the environment. there is difficulty in accessing a state pension and that can be an issue for many, including one viewer
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from southern england. sarina king from dorset should have got hers when she celebrated her 66th birthday back injune. but she's still waiting. and to make matters worse, other benefits were cut when she reached pensionable age — causing sarina and her husband severe financial hardship. south today's steve humphrey reports. angry, frustrated because i can't speak to somebody in the pension department. sarina king thought that she would get her state pension when she celebrated her 66th birthday injune, but halfway through october, she is still waiting. every time i ring i get told there is no update. what has made matters worse is that when she turned 66, she and her husband roger lost other benefits, including housing and council tax. a cut to their income of £103 a week. at the moment, they are living on roger's state pension of £166 a week.
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i would say we are below the breadline. it is hard to try and make £166 cover bills, food and now rent. and council tax. how is that leaving you financially? in debt. you try and pay all your bills, but we have still got to eat and live. sarina is not alone. earlier this month paul who lives in west sussex told us about his battle to get his pension. old folks, the last thing they need when they reach their retirement age is to be pushed around and left in the lurch, which basically they have done the same for me, left me in the lurch. paul is finally due to get his first pension payment today. in a statement the department for work and pensions told us...
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meanwhile, back in dorset, sarina had this message for the department. it is my right to have my pension, and the whole system doesn't work. and sarina says every time the post arrives, she rushes to check the letters, hoping that at long last she will get some good news about her state pension. the pandemic has led to a crisis in the shortage of foster carers in the north west of england, according to the children's charity barnados. they say the problem's particularly acute for siblings who need foster care — with the numbers here going up by 20%. kelly foran reports.
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jane and kate became foster carers during the pandemic at a time where more children in the region have been going into care. they have welcomed a brother and sister into their wirral home. every child deserves to have a life that is happy, and i had a lovely childhood and ijust would like that for each child. you can tell by the way you are talking, you obviously love having them around. just to be able to love and cherish these children and give them the opportunities in life that they might not necessarily have. bernardos says the pandemic has put added pressure on already struggling families and that has led to a rise in referrals, in particular of siblings. it has gone up by almost 20% in the region. we have all experienced the pressures of a lockdown and the restrictions that brought, and for many of our families, that has meant a lack of support, an increase in pressure in relation to domestic violence, we have seen issues with mental health increase. what is the process? where are they, where do
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they stay while they are waiting to be fostered? many will still be living their parents. but the pressures and vulnerabilities and issues may be increasing. some foster families from other parts of the northwest have contacted this programme to say that they do not feel valued by their local authority. one family telling us that since becoming foster carers, we have really had to persevere with the system that we feel needs complete overhaul. it's a very challenging but rewarding role in our society, and with our experience at barnardos, we have learned what works in both assessing, training and supporting foster carers. it is a team approach and that support is critical. kelly foran, bbc north west today. the world health organization has held a ceremony to honour henrietta lacks, an african american
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woman who died in 1951, for her enduring contribution to medical science. cell samples from mrs lacks, taken without consent, became the first ever to survive and multiply outside the human body. aru na iyengar reports. henrietta lacks was my grandmother. my grandmother was a black american woman who was born on august 1st, 1920, in roanoke, virginia, to eliza and johnny pleasant. the ceremony at the world health organization was to honour henrietta lacks, but also as a reckoning for past injustices. a poor tobacco farmer and mother of five, she was just 31 years old when she died of cancer in 1951. during treatment, some of her cancerous cells were removed without her consent. what was ground—breaking was they were the first living human tissue ever to survive and multiply outside body.
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this woman had immortal cells. the cells, named hela, are still used today. they have been used in research that led to the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cancer and nf treatments. most recently, they have helped make covid vaccines. they also helped to create the hpv vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer, the disease which claimed henrietta's life. she died in a segregated ward and was buried in an unmarked grave. it was only in 1975 that, by chance, the family found out about her legacy. since then, they have sought guardianship of her cells and recognition for her contribution to medical science. henrietta lacks' cells were grown by the millions. commercial lies, distributed worldwide for researchers and enabling countless advances in medicine, while those cells were making a global impact, henrietta's family was not informed. the who said the racial inequality mrs lacks
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suffered is still an issue, saying it stood in solidarity with marginalised patients and communities all over the world who were not consulted, engaged or empowered in their own care. we affirm that in medicine and in science, black lives matter. henrietta lacks' life mattered and still matters. henrietta's family says the who recognition allows them to reclaim her name, her story and wider appreciation, that her legacy lives on. aruna iyengar, bbc news. and chris has our weather. hello, for many of us, this afternoon stays pretty cloudy with a few fighter sunny spells poking through at times but in scotland we have rain accompanied by brisk winds and that rain trickling to northern ireland later in the day. across other areas
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of england, the mcleod will break and there will be sunshine. temperatures, 18 degrees in london which compares to the october average which is around 1a degrees, sustained very mild. overnight night, our cold front pushed southwards, the rain getting lighter and patchy as it moves across wales, the midlands and east anglia. because following to the north so cherry at night. —— colder air to the north, so a chillier night. a cold front pushes southwards across england and wales, a strip of cloud and an odd spot of rain but nothing significant. it will be turning colourfor significant. it will be turning colour for all of significant. it will be turning colourfor all of us. significant. it will be turning colour for all of us. temperatures in round eight in aberdeen, ten for newcastle and coming down in cardiff and london with highs of 1a or 15.
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this is bbc news. i'm lukwesa burak. the headlines at two: the number of people waiting for routine hospital operations reaches a record high in england. 5.7 million people need procedures like hip and knee replacements, and waiting times in a&e are also up. and amid concern that it's difficult for patients to see a gp face—to—face, the government pledges money to help. there is a huge amount for are fantastic gps and we can help shift some of that demand the other, more sensible places. in norway, a man who killed five people using a bow and arrow,


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