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figures from south africa, where the omicron coronavirus variant was first identified, suggest it causes less serious illness and death than the delta variant. the country was the first to identify the new variant. president biden will visit kentucky on wednesday after tornadoes tore across the us state this weekend. the state governor says 64 are confirmed dead and more than 100 people are still unaccounted for. president trump's former chief of staff could be charged with contempt in the next few hours by the us committee investigating the january 6th attack on the capitol. mark meadows is refusing to give evidence. the us olympic and gymnastics federations have agreed a $380 million settlement with the victims of larry nassar. the former national gymnastics team doctor was jailed for life for sexually abusing hundreds of young female gymnasts.
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hello, and welcome to our look ahead to what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me arejenny kleeman, journalist and presenter, and kieran andrews, political editor at the scottish times. tomorrow's front pages, starting with... the daily mirror reports on the so—called "vaccine rush" as thousands queued today to receive their vaccine. the times leads with a warning from nhs bosses that they can't hit the targets set by government. the yorkshire post have included a warning over gp appointments as they prioritise administering millions of extra boosterjabs over other medical proceedures. the daily telegraph explores how the nhs is dealing with the increase in demand for boosters both online and in person. the daily express covers conservative backbenchers preparing to vote against borisjohnson�*s new covid rules as mps will cast their vote tomorrow. and the financial times reports business leaders are accusing
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the prime minister of bringing "lockdown by stealth" as working from home guidance is reimposed in england. work from office is me and work for home is you too at the moment. let's start with the daily telegraph with the nhs overwhelmed as millions answered for jazz. the nhs overwhelmed as millions answered forjazz. there is a very polite photo of people carefully socially distancing, not reading novels but looking very patient as they wait to get to the front of the line there. that's in sheffield. let's go to the story. he line there. that's in sheffield. let's go to the story. no novels this time- _ let's go to the story. no novels this time. very _ let's go to the story. no novels this time. very polite _ let's go to the story. no novels this time. very polite looking . this time. very polite looking queue. as the telegraph puts it, scrambling to deliver is quite a polite way of putting it. the booster vaccination drive that was
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outlined by borisjohnson yesterday, aiming to have everyone over the age of 18 vaccinated with a third jab or a boosterjabbed for people who are immunosuppressed by the end of the year. it's an interesting use of language and jenny touched on it in the first round. borisjohnson said that he wanted everyone over 18 to have the chance to get their booster before the new year. and that will language was rolled back on today as jenny pointed out last time round with nhs bosses saying it's about being able to book your vaccination before the end of the year which is very different. you before the end of the year which is very different-— very different. you could potentially _ very different. you could potentially book - very different. you could potentially book it - very different. you could potentially book it for i very different. you could | potentially book it for the very different. you could - potentially book it for the year 2030 in theory if all the booking could be done by december 31 when with the actual jabs could be done by december 31 when with the actualjabs be delivered? that is the question and will watch people anecdotally who have not been
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able to get booster appointments. if the early part of next year, talking early january, the early part of next year, talking earlyjanuary, not the early part of next year, talking early january, not a the early part of next year, talking earlyjanuary, not a queue even longer than we have seen on the front page of the papers that is a problem. it's a bit of a trick of language being used there by different sides of the government but those queue, the fact the websites to book vaccinations were crashing today, that there was unable to order lateral flow tests with the government having to people in england you will be able to test and release if you test negative every day with a lateral flow test is a close concert of someone with covid—19, you'll be able to go out in the world. of course now there are no lateral flow test able to be ordered to homes to be able to pick those up, so a supply issue rather than... a delivery issue rather than a problem with a shortage of test.
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it all the shows is that there are big words, the big positive drive from the prime minister last night, who largely reflected although a bit more sober told by nicholas sturgeon and mark drakeford, but when it comes to the nitty—gritty, it's a really challenging target. i comes to the nitty-gritty, it's a really challenging target. i wonder if we need more _ really challenging target. i wonder if we need more hdv _ really challenging target. i wonder if we need more hdv drivers - really challenging target. i wonder if we need more hdv drivers to i if we need more hdv drivers to deliver those lateral flows. let's get onto the times which deals with pretty much the same subject as a telegraph. 0n the front page we cannot hit boosterjabbed targets worn nhs and again a picture of a very polite semite distanced queue thereby they've been trying to get to st. thomas's hospital in westminster.— to st. thomas's hospital in westminster. ., ., ., westminster. today was a day of extraordinary _ westminster. today was a day of extraordinary numbers. - westminster. today was a day of extraordinary numbers. 4.4- westminster. today was a day of i extraordinary numbers. 4.4 million people _ extraordinary numbers. 4.4 million people trying to visit the nhs booking website. five hours of queue
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in drop-in _ booking website. five hours of queue in drop—in centres and the telegraph from patients so people were advised not to _ from patients so people were advised not to cali— from patients so people were advised not to call 999 to try and get lateral — not to call 999 to try and get lateral flow tests, which is lovely. the times — lateral flow tests, which is lovely. the times coverage looks pretty much at how _ the times coverage looks pretty much at how unrealistic it is for the government to have said that we could _ government to have said that we could deliver a million boosters a day, _ could deliver a million boosters a day, even — could deliver a million boosters a day, even if— could deliver a million boosters a day, even if it meant keeping places open for— day, even if it meant keeping places open for 24 — day, even if it meant keeping places open for 24 hours a day and over the christmas _ open for 24 hours a day and over the christmas period, which is what the government has said will be necessary. nhs bosses have said 5 million _ necessary. nhs bosses have said 5 million vaccinations a week is possible _ million vaccinations a week is possible. it would mean surpassing anything _ possible. it would mean surpassing anything ever delivered before but the idea _ anything ever delivered before but the idea of a million a day is overpromising. and i think we are back— overpromising. and i think we are back to _ overpromising. and i think we are back to those days of booster boris johnson _ back to those days of booster boris johnson. incredibly optimistic and literatiy— johnson. incredibly optimistic and literally boosting. we thought he had gone past the point of making promises — had gone past the point of making promises that he could not keep or
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it being _ promises that he could not keep or it being overly optimistic because people _ it being overly optimistic because people had kind of grown really weary— people had kind of grown really weary of— people had kind of grown really weary of it. we like his optimism, but we _ weary of it. we like his optimism, but we don't like the kind of fall that comes afterwards when expectations are not met. and there is this— expectations are not met. and there is this sense — expectations are not met. and there is this sense that it is going to be very unlikely that any of the premises will be able to be capped. but there _ premises will be able to be capped. but there is also a sense i think that the — but there is also a sense i think that the government should have expected — that the government should have expected this surge in demand. if the prime — expected this surge in demand. if the prime minister is going to give a televised address at 8pm on sunday i'iili'it a televised address at 8pm on sunday night with— a televised address at 8pm on sunday night with a new three word slogan, -et night with a new three word slogan, get boosted now, they're going to hope _ get boosted now, they're going to hope that — get boosted now, they're going to hope that that leads to an increase in demand — hope that that leads to an increase in demand but it seems the system was ill—equipped to deal with that increase _ was ill—equipped to deal with that increase in demand. website could not handle — increase in demand. website could not handle it. the testing delivery system _ not handle it. the testing delivery system could not handle it. and there _ system could not handle it. and there certainly were not people to put the _ there certainly were not people to put the jabs in arms in the walk—in centres _ put the jabs in arms in the walk-in centres. �* ., ., ., , ., put the jabs in arms in the walk-in centres. ., ., ., , ., , centres. another follow-up to this which is of — centres. another follow-up to this which is of course _ centres. another follow-up to this which is of course all _ centres. another follow-up to this which is of course all the - centres. another follow-up to this which is of course all the picturesl which is of course all the pictures evidently of people in the queue but
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there are for many people who have yet to be fully vaccinated and some of those people have not even had a firstjab. what's your sense about how the government is trying to deal with that significant proportion of the population who does not want to engage with the vaccination programme? it’s engage with the vaccination programme?— engage with the vaccination rouramme? �*, , ., , programme? it's been a curious approach. _ programme? it's been a curious approach. try — programme? it's been a curious approach. try to _ programme? it's been a curious approach, try to work _ programme? it's been a curious approach, try to work out - programme? it's been a curious l approach, try to work out whether the or the stick will be at best in that situation. it appears the government are looking at bringing in covid—19 passports, which do allow for a negative lateral flow test to give the greatest of these if people have been double or as the health or teresa today at some point in the future triple jabbed access to many large events. that looks a bit like a stick approach. closer to something that we have seen elsewhere in europe, where places like france, a very obvious example
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with early days drove up vaccination rates albeit from a much lower level to have a requirement for a vaccine passport. now the difficulty is and something debated quite a lot in scotland because vaccine passwords were first brought in here, they were first brought in here, they were done without the option of a lateral flow test so you had to be vaccinated to gain access to your big football matches or concerts or nightclubs. indeed the question was whether actually it hardens opposition by taking that line and when you've got a relatively small group of the population who are trying to get over the line, it might be better to try and engage and persuade rather than force them into changing their minds. [tailingr into changing their minds. daily mail down on _ into changing their minds. daily mail down on the _ into changing their minds. daily mail down on the front - into changing their minds. daily mail down on the front page, boris nowjoined by a volunteer booster army. we talked about this earlier on about whether or not more stewards were needed. perhaps not
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stewards were needed. perhaps not stewards but software engineers for the website. what's your sense of who is needed for the volunteer army? i who is needed for the volunteer arm ? . . , who is needed for the volunteer arm ? . ., , ., ., who is needed for the volunteer arm? . ., , ., ., ., army? i certainly would want a aualified army? i certainly would want a qualified person _ army? i certainly would want a qualified person to _ army? i certainly would want a qualified person to deliver - army? i certainly would want a qualified person to deliver the | qualified person to deliver the vaccine — qualified person to deliver the vaccine to me, and ultimately you can have — vaccine to me, and ultimately you can have as— vaccine to me, and ultimately you can have as many stewards as you like _ can have as many stewards as you like i_ can have as many stewards as you like i had — can have as many stewards as you like. i had my booster last monday before _ like. i had my booster last monday before there was all of this call for people to have the booster. and there _ for people to have the booster. and there were — for people to have the booster. and there were loads of it stewards there _ there were loads of it stewards there but— there were loads of it stewards there but they were just adding to there but they were just adding to the numbers people already queuing and waiting in the waiting room even and waiting in the waiting room even a week— and waiting in the waiting room even a week ago— and waiting in the waiting room even a week ago was of the fact was there were not— a week ago was of the fact was there were not a _ a week ago was of the fact was there were not a people in the jabbing rooms— were not a people in the jabbing rooms doing the jabbing. there are only some — rooms doing the jabbing. there are only some of the call of a people there _ only some of the call of a people there. software engineers would be a -reat there. software engineers would be a great idea _ there. software engineers would be a great idea. hdv drivers who can deliver— great idea. hdv drivers who can deliver the _ great idea. hdv drivers who can deliver the lateral flow tests, yes, very much— deliver the lateral flow tests, yes, very much so but i think we should be under— very much so but i think we should be under no — very much so but i think we should be under no illusions uniqlo a people — be under no illusions uniqlo a people and not volunteers. i think drives— people and not volunteers. i think drives like — people and not volunteers. i think drives like this are good for many people _ drives like this are good for many people feel like they're doing something and there some kind of blitz spirit — something and there some kind of blitz spirit that we are all taking part in —
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blitz spirit that we are all taking part in. but ultimately nobody wants to have _ part in. but ultimately nobody wants to have a _ part in. but ultimately nobody wants to have a vaccine for somebody who does _ to have a vaccine for somebody who does not _ to have a vaccine for somebody who does not know what they're doing so it does— does not know what they're doing so it does not _ does not know what they're doing so it does not matter how many are volunteering unless you are medically qualified, you cannot really— medically qualified, you cannot really deal with the issue at hand, which _ really deal with the issue at hand, which is _ really deal with the issue at hand, which is in — really deal with the issue at hand, which is in people vaccine. the financial times _ which is in people vaccine. tie: financial times now and on the front page business accusesjohnson of bringing in lockdown by stealth and this is linked to the plant by a number of tory mps, 70 or is cured was saying about 77, planning a revolt. how serious is this revolt was met it is serious.— revolt. how serious is this revolt was met it is serious. certainly in undermines _ was met it is serious. certainly in undermines the _ was met it is serious. certainly in undermines the prime _ was met it is serious. certainly in undermines the prime minister's| undermines the prime minister's authority is difficult and much of it of afflicted last few weeks. and not only is it his own backbenchers who are rebelling against him here in significant numbers, proving that they're not really scared of the whips or of number ten any more.
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this is also business is him that had been critical organisations critical of the prime minister in the past like the cbi although they were striking a warmer tumble recently towards the government. but also this is businesses that have been allies and, whether spoons and to martin and brexiteers and supporters of borisjohnson all coming from the same him she on this one which is about we are in almost strangers lockdown where boris johnson and the government and the government across the uk devolved administrations as well are saying you have got to limit your centre contacts and watch what you were doing, the virus is spreading into people to work from home. while simultaneously refusing to give any more money from the treasury to support businesses that are hit by this because they are operatively saying that you should be able to
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get, it does not mean you cannot go up get, it does not mean you cannot go up to you to be very careful maybe should think twice. and the obvious impact of that if you will don't go out and we saw in scotland over the weekend with public health: issuing guidance for people to think twice about christmas parties and thousands of bookings were cancelled, devastating for the also have a sector which is already really struggling dependent. looking at that potential _ really struggling dependent. looking at that potential revolt _ really struggling dependent. looking at that potential revolt by _ at that potential revolt by conservative mps, it will not fit the bill going through because labour is going for it so with some ways is there a kind of unofficial effect of national unity government when it comes to covid of boris johnson and the serviceman met who for him plus labour. it is johnson and the serviceman met who for him plus labour.— for him plus labour. it is deeply humiliating _ for him plus labour. it is deeply humiliating for— for him plus labour. it is deeply humiliating for the _ for him plus labour. it is deeply humiliating for the prime - for him plus labour. it is deeply l humiliating for the prime minister who does— humiliating for the prime minister who does not want to rely on the lahour— who does not want to rely on the labour votes to get his premises through — labour votes to get his premises through. all eyes on the north structure _ through. all eyes on the north structure by election on thursday evening _ structure by election on thursday evening to — structure by election on thursday evening to be a tipping point if the conservatives lose or lose
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their majority, the liberal democrats are the ones to watch opposing — democrats are the ones to watch opposing them. that it really could be opposing them. that it really could he crunch _ opposing them. that it really could be crunch time for boris johnson. this is— be crunch time for boris johnson. this is not— be crunch time for boris johnson. this is not a — be crunch time for boris johnson. this is not a good few weeks for him _ this is not a good few weeks for him. ., . ., , ., ., him. the financial times again with a double front _ him. the financial times again with a double front page, _ him. the financial times again with a double front page, air _ him. the financial times again with a double front page, air freight - a double front page, airfreight costs search as christmas and 0micron as a global supply chain woes. adding to price rises, always a doorstep issue. it is woes. adding to price rises, always a doorstep issue.— a doorstep issue. it is an the cost have doubled _ a doorstep issue. it is an the cost have doubled of— a doorstep issue. it is an the cost have doubled of air _ a doorstep issue. it is an the cost have doubled of air freight - a doorstep issue. it is an the cost have doubled of air freight which | a doorstep issue. it is an the cost. have doubled of air freight which is going to put pressure on notjust presence but the obvious big issue this time of year that people trying to get the must—have items or things they want for lockdown but also this comes in and affects things like covid—19 test we talked about earlier on that are struggling for availability at the moment and like ppe the nhs needs. and then this has
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a knock on effect to the cost of eventually the items on the shelves, everyday items and inflation is an issue for the government that adds to a cost—of—living issue that may well turn into a crisis if the treasury and government is not careful. ., ., ~' ., treasury and government is not careful. ., ., ~ ., , , treasury and government is not careful. ., , , ., careful. look on website and according — careful. look on website and according to _ careful. look on website and according to a _ careful. look on website and according to a length - careful. look on website and according to a length of - careful. look on website and according to a length of the l careful. look on website and - according to a length of the most popular christmas gift is a portable campfire. the link not a very useful google search i havejust campfire. the link not a very useful google search i have just done campfire. the link not a very useful google search i havejust done but price rises, how important is that? got to be important because we are all bracing — got to be important because we are all bracing for a difficult year with— all bracing for a difficult year with the _ all bracing for a difficult year with the cost of fuel going up, inflation _ with the cost of fuel going up, inflation, household bills. it's not going— inflation, household bills. it's not going to— inflation, household bills. it's not going to be easy and some of the... the price _ going to be easy and some of the... the price gap is going to change in april and _ the price gap is going to change in april and our energy bills is much as we _ april and our energy bills is much as we can — april and our energy bills is much as we can brace ourselves for the fact that — as we can brace ourselves for the fact that it's going to be... things we more — fact that it's going to be... things we more effective in 2022 and when people _ we more effective in 2022 and when people feel it, it's going to be really grim. people feel it, it's going to be really grim-—
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really grim. let's look at the guardian _ really grim. let's look at the guardian you _ really grim. let's look at the guardian you do _ really grim. let's look at the guardian you do have - really grim. let's look at the guardian you do have a - really grim. let's look at the - guardian you do have a different story from the guardian, next to a picture of the queue in the spanish novel, alarming overhaul of human rights law. novel, alarming overhaul of human riahts law. , , ., ., ., ., rights law. this is an overhaul of the human _ rights law. this is an overhaul of the human rights— rights law. this is an overhaul of the human rights act _ rights law. this is an overhaul of the human rights act in - rights law. this is an overhaul of the human rights act in the - rights law. this is an overhaul of| the human rights act in the work rights law. this is an overhaul of- the human rights act in the work of brexit with dominic repp pushing through and talking about it's going to talk get rid of wokery and political correctness which is a statement that always is just as political as it is practical. 0ne statement that always is just as political as it is practical. one of the interesting think about this is it's going to restrict the rights of criminals who are foreign citizens to fight deportation on the basis of restricting their right to a family life. seven out of ten successful human rights challenges by foreign offenders are going to the ministry offenders are going to the ministry ofjustice. 0ne offenders are going to the ministry ofjustice. one thing that is interesting about this is it links back to a bigger problem for the government is that france has said
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the current set up in the uk makes britain more attracted to people crossing the channel. now if that's what the government is trying to close that loophole or make the uk less attractive people crossing, given how big an issue it has been, how much you can government has struggled to close off that root come at us with a circle is a surprise they are trying another route to try and solve the problem which has become a big problem for them. ., ., , ., them. now the final paper and the back -a~e them. now the final paper and the back page of _ them. now the final paper and the back page of the — them. now the final paper and the back page of the telegraph, - them. now the final paper and the i back page of the telegraph, support and formula one. hamilton claims a title showdown was mutilated to suit the winter. do you understand that rules of that last few minutes in the race? i do not and was hamilton robbed? i the race? i do not and was hamilton robbed? ., ., ., ., robbed? i do not and all. i understand _ robbed? i do not and all. i understand it _ robbed? i do not and all. i understand it was - robbed? i do not and all. i understand it was a - robbed? i do not and all. i understand it was a very i robbed? i do not and all. i - understand it was a very sniffing it race, _ understand it was a very sniffing it race and — understand it was a very sniffing it race, and that it was anyone positive _ race, and that it was anyone positive for the taking and it was nail-biting — positive for the taking and it was nail—biting a very exciting and i
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understand that hamilton is very miffed _ understand that hamilton is very miffed that he did not win but i do not understand the rules of formula one. not understand the rules of formula one it _ not understand the rules of formula one it does — not understand the rules of formula one. it does not surprise me that hamilton— one. it does not surprise me that hamilton would say this though. i love hamilton would say this though. love rules hamilton would say this though. i love rules and i could almost hamilton would say this though. t love rules and i could almost read rule for fun. love rules and i could almost read rule forfun. rules love rules and i could almost read rule for fun. rules are fascinating. and it was a fascinating moment but i have tried to understand this and it seems that stewart had the ability to override some of the rules, but i was in the newsroom and this happened and we should have been working as we watched the tv and all gasped and what do you make of it? what you make of the rules whether or not anyone was robbed? first of all of you are not in charge of the christmas party. i don't understand formula one either. what seems to have happened with which it rules had been bent or interpreted in different ways is it has led to a moment of exceptionally high drama that effectively came
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down to the final lap of the final race of the season between lewis hamilton and verstappen of high drama which serves television coverage and attract people and we all are talking about it. that way it's good for the formula one. this story is certainly unfortunate for lewis hamilton, who was praised for how gracious he was almost immediately as soon as he got out of the car and congratulated max verstappen on his victory in his title. i think you can probably forgive an elite sportsman a bit of frustration for a message that was apparently over the radio just to his team at the time the decision was going against him. still his team at the time the decision was going against him.— was going against him. still not ruite as was going against him. still not quite as good — was going against him. still not quite as good as... _ was going against him. still not quite as good as... anyway, - was going against him. still not i quite as good as... anyway, thank you to you both for two rounds of the papers. that's it for papers to not and back tomorrow evening and do
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join us then if you can but for now, good night. good evening. hello, i'm tulsen tollett, and this is your sports news, where we start with the footballing news that the premier league has confirmed 42 new positive cases amongst its 20 clubs. the league says it's also reverted to emergency measures and will increase the frequency of lateral flow and pcr testing. manchester united say they're unsure if it's safe for their game with brentford to go ahead tomorrow after they shut down their training ground. they've done so for 24 hours to minimise the risk of further infections after those who returned positive covid tests after their win at norwich had them confirmed with pcr tests today. the club say the team won't travel down to london until the outcome of discussions with the premier league is known. there could be more disruption to come. the recent outbreak at tottenham puts their thursday game
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against leicester, who also have some positive cases, in doubt. aston villa and brighton have also been affected, while crystal palace manager patrick viera spoke about his fears that games might again have to be played behind closed doors. and today, manchester city boss pep guardiola has urged all his players and staff to get their boosterjabs. i am concerned not because they're going to cancel the break, i am concerned that the virus is ere and people suffering seeing with tottenham first and united so there are many and some people here, the staff they have got it. so there are many and some people right now, and we spoke with the players almost every day to be careful. staying with football, there were two attempts at carrying out the champions league last 16 draw today. the first one was declared void because of mistakes made that uefa blamed on a software problem. so, a couple of hours later, it was undertaken again.
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there's one tie that is the same as the first attempt. that's holders chelsea against lille, while the other english teams will face different opponents. liverpool will play inter milan, manchester city against sporting lisbon, while manchester united are taking on atletico madrid. for all the latest on that and the europa league and conference knockout draws, head to the bbc sport website. to formula 1, where the dust is settling on one of the most controversial endings to a season for years. today, it emerged that lewis hamilton said over his team radio at the end of the abu dhabi grand prix that the race had been "manipulated". hamilton, however, was magnanimous speaking after the race, and max verstappen says he was congratulated by hamilton and mercedes team boss toto wolff. the new world champion was speaking earlier today, so was he upset by how the title became his? itjust sums up the whole season in general. it has been pretty
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crazy and intense. so both teams, we gave it all to the end. and i think it was just an amazing battle. after things like this, you are to look into what can we do or what should have been done. it's a big part of the whole season, this protest, so it is what it is. that's racing sometimes as well. and for me nothing can really change. we were still celebrating, and we did win it on track. i and the team did not do anything wrong. we just raced when there was a green light, so that also made it really enjoyable for us to be celebrating. us open winner emma raducanu has tested positive for covid—19, meaning she'll miss this week's mubadala world tennis championship in abu dhabi. the 19—year—old is experiencing mild symptons and will isolate for ten days. she's scheduled to play in a wta melbourne warm—up tournament next
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month before the australian open. former england full—back danielle waterman has launched a new players�* union for women in the premier 15s league. the women's rugby association will provide legal, medical and welfare support for members. waterman said it was important to look after players on and off the field. professional players could already join the rugby players�* association, but this wasn't an option for the semi—professionals and amateurs in premier 15s. the countdown is on to the second test of the ashes, which begins this thursday in adelaide. england looking for a much—needed win after their big defeat at the gabba against australia. and the hosts have confirmed that fast—bowlerjosh hazelwood is out. he's suffering from a rib injury he picked up in last week's first test. the second match of the series is a day—nighter, with both stuart broad and james anderson expected to return in more favourable conditions. "the most spectacular and accessible opening ceremony in olympic history" is being promised by the organisers of the next summer games in paris. in a break with tradition, more than 160 boats will carry
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athletes and officials for almost six kilometres along the river seine. crowds of more than 600,000 are expected to attend for free. it will be the first time the ceremony will take place outside of a stadium at a summer games. now, finally, today was the day when the shortlist of six contenders was announced for the 2021 bbc sports personality of the year award. here they are. tom daley. and that's all the sport for now.
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hello. well, tuesday is going to be generally quite cloudy, perhaps damp in a few places, nothing spectacular. it is december after all. you can see a lot of cloud on the satellite picture, but this little gap in the cloud that's over us right now has actually led to some clear spells across parts of northern england and northern ireland, too, perhaps the north of wales. so, i think these are the most likely areas for fog to form early in the morning. the very far north west of the uk, wet and windy first thing. the south of the country, really quite mild. look at these starting temperatures. ten degrees along the channel coast. so, this is the weather map for tuesday. we have high pressure to the south, which will continue to build through the course of the week, but weather fronts are grazing the north west of the uk. so, for ourfriends in the western isles, it's going to be wet and windy at times. we are expecting some rain or so in 0rkney and shetland.
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perhaps a little bit of rain around the lowlands and south—western areas of scotland, but i think eastern areas, in fact all along the east of the country, i think there will be some brightness around. and temperatures typically around 7—9 degrees, but southern areas, london, cardiff, plymouth with the cloud and the murk hanging around, that mild air from the south, it will be around 12 degrees in one or two spots. here's the weather map for wednesday. so, again, high pressure in the south, weather fronts grazing the north, but increasingly these weather fronts will bring less rain as we go through the course of the week. so, more than anything, it's just an area of cloud with some dampness here across parts of scotland and northern ireland. it's because high pressure is starting to build in from the south. and look at these temperatures. double figures right across the board midweek. now, this high pressure is going to anchor itself across the uk thursday and friday, and i wouldn't be surprised if it stays here, well, right up till christmas quite possibly. this means generally settled conditions across the uk,
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light winds, some fog in the morning. still mild on thursday, but i think gradually what we'll find is these temperatures, even though we'll have high pressure, gradually these temperatures will ease down into single figures by the time we get to the weekend. but i think it's going to stay mostly settled for the rest of the week. bye— bye.
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