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home while he isolates. last week he performed in london as part of the inaugural earthshot prize awards, hosted by the duke and duchess of cambridge. now it's time for a look at the weather with stav danos. hello. whether it's cloudy or dry and bright, today was a very mild one. temperatures in the mid teens for many of us. monday looks like one of sunshine and showers, it will be quite windy but once again fairly mild particularly with low pressure pushing into towards the north of the uk that can bring lots of showers this evening and overnight to northern and western parts of the of the country, the heavier one. if you're into eastern side much of the east will tend to stay dry with lengthy clear spells. another mild night to come for most of us double figures and places
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for england and wales. we start breezy, mild some sunshine around for monday morning. lots of showers from the word go across western areas, these will become a lot more widespread particularly across scotland, northern ireland, perhaps england and wales and developing across southern england as well. eastern parts will tend to stay driest for so a few showers will get in here and it's going to be a blustery day wherever you are in a very mild particularly across the south. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines. labourjoins calls from
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doctors�* leaders and health unions for the government to reimpose some coronavirus restrictions in england — warning that the vaccine rollout is losing traction. we need to do more to get on top of this virus protector national health service and stop more stringent measures being having to be introduced further down the line. the chancellor promises a budget that invests in �*infrastructure, innovation and skills�* as the economy recovers from the pandemic. strong investment in public services, driving economic growth by investing in infrastructure, innovation and skills, giving businesses confidence and then supporting working families. eight people have been arrested in brentwood, in essex, after the deaths of 2 teenage boys in the early hours of this morning. britain's biggest supermarket chain apologises after its computer systems were hacked, affecting millions of online shoppers. and a five—nil win at old trafford for liverpool as mo salah scores a hat—trick
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in their biggest ever away win at manchester united. now on bbc news, it's the travel show, with christa larwood. this week on the show... having a blast in iceland. someone asked me if it was sped up. it's not. it was just like a sleep slope. that was crazy. chewing the fat in southern spain... offering a helping hand to lost seal pups in ireland. when she came in, she didn't look too great, but now she looks beautiful, one of the prettiest seals i've seen! terrified, but this is what it's all about, so let's give it our best shot. and the 26—mile slog to shake off the post—lockdown blues in paris. hello, and welcome to iceland, the little island that did
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very well against covid, fighting very aggressively from early on, and now is welcoming visitors back to its shores. and in that effort, it's had a little help from a rather unexpected and very volatile source. volcanoes are the rock stars in iceland. # what makes you feel good... or at least a cool place where rock stars can shoot their music videos, which is exactly what icelandic rockers kaleo did during this year's eruption. and like all good rock gods,
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this volcano was fiery, unpredictable and, above all, knows how to put on a good show. ladies and gentlemen, it's time to introduce you to iceland's newest volcano, fagradalsfjall. or �*bob�* as some people online like to call it. heavy rock plays but what's in a name? it's so new, it hasn't even received an official title yet. it's windy and it's raining, but it's beautiful! since march this year, this hell—raiser has been burning up social media and news outlets across the world. since travel restrictions lifted, over 300,000 people have flocked to iceland to see the longest volcanic eruption in
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the country for over 50 years. i wanted to see this natural phenomenon for myself. oh, look at this! wow! so, i headed up to the site with guide and self—confessed volcano chaser marco di marco. i was so excited. it was like...i was waiting for an eruption in iceland for basically...i mean, i don't want to exaggerate, but basically all my life. even though there were no rivers of fire, the lava fields are out of this world. look at this place. it looks like the surface of an alien planet. all i want to do is clamber up there and explore. but apparently the rock can be actually quite thin and brittle and there can be pockets of lava underneath, so if you walk on it and you fall through, you're in real trouble, so it's not a good idea, unfortunately. what a brilliant place. marco grew up in the shadow of mount etna on sicily, which is where he found his passion for volcanoes. he's spent most of the year
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guiding tourists around iceland's latest volcano, and has been documenting the eruption for himself. these people are just coming to watch the lava flow. to watch the eruption, yeah, to basicallyjust attend a festival. laughs. that was the thing. like, all these people arejust sitting, like they're watching a performance or they're at the theatre or something, but its nature on show. taking pictures, basically, when the lava is approaching. so when the lava is too hot, they start, like, backing up. like, ok, just wait a sec. but we think of a volcanic eruption as being kind of a disaster. but here, it's almost entertainment. it's totally entertainment. the footage marco shot looks incredible. someone asked me if it was sped up. it's not. it was just like a steep slope. that was crazy. yeah, look how fast it's moving!
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is it less windy on the american continent? no, i think it's the same wind! i'm at a bridge between two continents where i'm meeting holda, one of the first guides to take tourists to this year's volcanic eruption. holda is coming over from the north american side to meet me on the eurasian side. she tells me it's these two tectonic plates which are slowly moving away from each other which causes iceland's abundance of volcanic activity, which is nowhere near as fun as what the ancient icelanders believed. often, when — in the earlier days, we were having volcanic activities, we connected that to evil trolls that were having tantrum episodes. heavy rock music plays.
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who could forget 2010 when many of our travel plans were grounded by an ash cloud caused by an icelandic volcano. but holda says the timing was perfect. the attention generated turned into a wave of tourism at a time when iceland needed it most, after the impact of the economic crash. holda also believes the new eruption is a case of history repeating itself. we think also that iceland is living with us and the nature is often answering back to some of our prayers, if you want to say. now we were having a little bit of problem with the pandemic and everything shutting down and no tourists, and then we have this eruption. it is absolutely necessary for us to create some ways of income, and this...this is the means
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of iceland actually helping us! as we've seen recently on the canary island of la palma, it's mother nature who holds the cards in this game, and holda says if you do want to visit a volcano, the best way is to see it with a guide. in the beginning, there was a lot of mistakes being done, people were getting in trouble. the routes were, like, difficult and the weather was treacherous, and i think that everyone here in iceland just got caught up in making this more safe and more accessible for people, and in that way, to have guided tours up to the volcano. from wedding films like this to live streams and music videos, in a year where travel has been extremely limited, the artistry and creativity this volcano has sparked has given us all a chance
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to enjoy this eruption from afar. and it really goes to show why iceland has earned the nickname of �*the land of fire and ice�*. we all love a good chat — a chance to while away the hours catching up, gossiping, orjust having a good old chin wag. at first glance, chatting might seem a strange thing to add to unesco's list of intangible cultural heritage, but it's on a list that already includes neapolitan pizza—making, finnish sauna culture and a grass—mowing competition in bosnia and herzegovina. here's why charlas alfresco — roughly translated as �*outdoor chatting�* — might stand a chance of making the cut. still to come on the travel show — we meet galaxy, the seal pup
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who�*s embarking on her biggest adventure yet. this is it. it�*s actually in half an hour. you�*ve gotta go put yourself
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in the right mindset. and we are at the paris marathon as one competitor takes part to clear up his post—lockdown blues. so don�*t go away. right, we are off to ireland next to meet some of its cutest residents. but seal pups that live around the coastline have been having an increasingly difficult time. more frequent storms are causing larger numbers of baby seals to be separated from their mothers before they�*ve learnt to fend for themselves. we�*ve been to meet a team of mostly volunteers who have devoted their lives to the rescuing and rehabilitation of lost seal pups. meet galaxy. she has become a bit of a social media star for seal rescue ireland, and we arejoining her on her biggest adventure yet. so in this pool, we�*ve got galaxy, who isjust about ready to be released — we�*re gonna be releasing her tomorrow — and she is a very special
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seal because this is her second time in rehab. and she was one of the smallest... laughs. i just got soaked! galaxy the seal battled through the centre�*s icu and is the only seal they�*ve ever rescued twice. but why is it that seals like galaxy even need to be rescued? seals come to us for many reasons. they get trapped in netting, then we also have orphaning. two seals, a baby and mum, could be out swimming in the ocean, a storm rolls in unexpectedly, they get separated, and then that baby will come up onto the beach lost, looking for its mum, and that�*s when we will come in and we�*ll monitor it for a couple of hours as well, just to see if she does come back and find him, but often, they don�*t, so we will take that pup into care.
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many of the pups are fighting life—threatening injuries and illness. most are just too small to survive on their own. she feels really warm to the touch. i know. we can put some water on her flipper. seal cries out. seal rescue ireland�*s income relies heavily on its visitor centre. so when lockdowns hit, it was a real blow. but now, they can once again welcome visitors in small groups with social distancing in place. galaxy! three, two, go! galaxy! she knows the drill.
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the time has finally come for galaxy to return to the sea. when she came in, she did not look too great but now, she looks beautiful — one of the prettiest seals i�*ve seen! and she�*s happy and she�*s ready to go. you know, working with wildlife, you don�*t want to get attached to them. they are wild animals, they do bite, so you�*ve got to be very careful with them. but, you know, you�*ve seen them go through this whole rehabilitation journey with them, you experience all of their ups and downs and then, just seeing them finally go back is — it�*s just really rewarding to watch. woman: is it a boy or a girl? it�*s a girl. it's a girl? yes. lovely. so we�*re gonna be opening the cage in a few minutes here and once that happens, she�*ll just slowly make her way to the sea.
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from her and just lets her go at her own pace. 0k! this is kind of what we need to keep going. you know, the climate and biodiversity crisis can feel so overwhelming, it can feel like we are just, you know, we�*re doomed. but having little wins like this, i think inspires people to pull together and, you know, and change things. now you may recall last month,
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we caught up with freddie pearson, a graduate from london. he�*s had struggles with mental health in the past and says a lack of travel during these last 18 months has had an impact on him and his friends. but he�*s got a plan to take on the post—lockdown blues, and it involves a lot of running. i think young people have really missed being able to travel and go to new places. for a lot of people, they have been looking at four walls for a lot of their days or in the same space and every day has kind of merged into one, which has made things difficult. to go and run around paris, i�*ll be honest, i will feel like i am in a movie. it is so beautiful, there is so much going on, there�*s such an amazing atmosphere. last one in the bag before the marathon. so i start up by the champs—elysses, go past the eiffel tower, go along the seine and all the amazing landmarks in paris.
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ijust feel so, so lucky to be here, given everything that�*s been going on over the last year, so a big night�*s sleep ahead of me and raring to go. one thing about these things that i love is that — lots of freebies. they�*ve stopped. there was — i was the last one! a stamp and not a signature? signature and, like, both. what time does this close? what time is everything open till? until 6:00. thank you. right, sojust turned up to collect my race number and it turns out in france, when you run a race you have to have a medical certificate from your doctor, saying that you�*re fit and able to run.
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so i�*ve got to do that now in a very short space of time to make sure that i can get signed off to run this marathon tomorrow. i�*d better get going. uh, asap. argh! proving to be a bit of a nightmare. it is a saturday, no—one�*s going to be in at the gp office, butjust trying to get it sorted. thank you so, so much. i really appreciate it. bye— bye. bye. got a doctorfrom home who�*s gonna check it. yes! chuckles. merci. we got it! now i�*m going to go get my number and then we can race. right, let�*s go! so it is the morning of the marathon. the nerves are starting to set injust a little bit, but they�*re good nerves. let�*s go hit the road. as you start seeing all the people coming out and all the signs for the marathon, it does make you realise this is it. you can see the finish line.
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good luck. so we go in about two minutes. i�*d be lying if i said i wasn�*t absolutely mortified at the prospect of this, but let�*s get busy living after a year of a life of standing still. but, i mean, look at this. we�*re in paris. laughs. so, first couple of kilometres in the bag. calves feeling nice and loose. just getting started. amazing atmosphere. time to put my head down. ready to give it a good chance.
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everything about that was absolutely brutal. it was a real battle of the mind. over the last, you know, 18 months, i think we�*ve all had — we�*ve all had our mental challenges and we�*ve all had to really, really battle against ourselves at times and everything that�*s been going on. amazing, amazing feeling today. i could not recommend
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it more to anyone. that is not pretty! finishing time — three hours, two minutes. let�*s go get a beer! what a great achievement, and what a great way to see paris too! best of luck to freddie in the future. that�*s all we�*ve time for this week. but coming up next time — new and improved. we�*re visiting the recently reopened iconic parisian department store, la samaritaine. a velvet beret! as they say, when in paris! you can find more of our recent adventures on bbc iplayer. we�*re on social media, too — just search "bbc travel show" on the major platforms and you�*ll find us there. until next time, wherever you�*re planning to go to, stay safe, have fun, and we�*ll see you soon.
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hello there. it was a pretty decent day across much of the east and southeast of the country. quite a bit of sunshine around and it was also pretty mild for the time of year, temperatures got close to 17 c in one or two spots. into monday it�*s going to be a fairly unsettled one was sunshine and showers. that�*s because this area of low pressure which is slowly pushing its way eastwards to the north of the uk, that�*s going to bring quite a few showers into northern and western parts to end sunday. but we are all in this fairly mild air you can see here from the yellows and the orange colours. and it�*s going to stick
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with us for much of this upcoming week. through this evening and overnight we lose that weak weather front, it should take the cloud and showery bursts of rain with it. many places seeing clear skies but there will these showers rattling in to western areas, some heavy and frequent for the north and west of scotland. it�*s here will it will be breeziest too. temperatures may be a degree or so down on previous night, around 8 for england and wales is another pretty mild night, ten or 11 c. so for monday we start out fairly mild, quite breezy, a lot of sunshine around but these showers from the word go will be affecting southern and western areas. again, they could turn often quite heavy in places. the odd one just getting towards eastern scotland and eastern england but here i think generally is going to be mainly dry. a blustery day to come for all areas particularly for the irish seacoast and windy for the north and the west of scotland closest to that area of low pressure. temperature—wise, a little above the seasonal norm for england
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and wales certainly 1a to 16 again, ten to 12 across the north. that is closer to the average. as we move out of monday and into tuesday this new area of low—pressure moves into the northwest of the uk. this is a deeperfeature, more isobars on the charts and that weather front will be more active. quite a bit of rain fall through the week to northern central and western areas with much of the south and east closer to an area of high pressure in the near continent. so actually a lot of dry and even sunny weather here. for tuesday it�*s certainly a southeast, northwest divide and heavy rain at times across the north and west. strongest of the winds here too, best of the sunshine further south. but very mild indeed, even across the north could see 17 in some of the warmer spots, maybe 18 couldn�*t be ruled out as well. similar story for wednesday and into thursday. most of the rain in the north of the west where it will be windiest. tending to stay dry across the south in the east and it will be mild or very mild for many of us.
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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the facebook whistleblower frances haugen prepares to face british mps for the first public evidence she will give in europe about the social media giant. on the eve of her appearence, the whistleblower meets a social media safety campaigner whose child took her own life after viewing disturbing content. we�*ll get more on what we can expect to hear from the facebook whistleblower. also in the programme: colombia captures one of the world�*s most wanted drug lords — he now faces possible extradition to the us. labourjoins calls from doctors�* leaders and health unions for the british government to reimpose some coronavirus restrictions in england — warning that the vaccine rollout is losing momentum.

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