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good morning. welcome to breakfast on christmas day. the headlines: the queen will deliver a very personal christmas message this afternoon — her first since the death of her husband, prince philip. merry christmas from windsor. the queen had wanted a big family christmas at sandringham in norfolk because of the spread of omicron, it wasn't possible that she is spending the day here instead. —— so instead, she is spending the day here instead. a return to gathering for midnight mass: the archbishop of westminster says places of worship should stay open.
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the telescope that will delve deeper into the universe than ever before will be launched into orbit within hours. and breakfast regulars hughie and freddie find out how the money they've raised is bringing christmas cheer to children in hospital. and while it remains a dream for another year for and while it remains a dream for another yearfor many of and while it remains a dream for another year for many of us, for one or two it is already a white christmas and there is still more snow in the forecast. join me for all of the details here on your christmas day breakfast. good morning. it's christmas day, 25th december. our main story: the queen's televised christmas day message is expected to be a very personal one — the first since her husband, prince philip, died in april at the age of 99. the queen will spend the day at windsor castle after deciding not to travel to sandringham for her traditional family gathering. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. the queen will be joined in windsor by six members of herfamily, the prince of wales and duchess of cornwall, the earl at countess of wessex and the duke and duchess of
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gloucester. there will be a morning service at st george's chapel inside windsor castle, though this will not be attended by the queen. god save the queen plays. then at three o'clock, the queen's christmas message will be broadcast. it was recorded a few days ago at windsor with the opening music, the national anthem, played by the central band of the world reddish legion in this, their centenary year. the broadcast itself will be a very personal one this year, according to buckingham palace. the queen is expected to speak for the first time in some detail about the loss of her husband the duke of edinburgh, who died in april. as this still from the broadcast shows, the queen recorded it with a photograph of her and her husband at her side and wearing a breach she had worn the honeymoon. for those who can't be here... became bridges will not be at windsor. last night, recording of their carol concert at abbey shown on itv. it featured catherine
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playing the piano as tom walker saying for those who cannot be here. —— the cambridges. today william and kaplan will be with their children at their home in norfolk. no doubt they and the rest of the royal family and particularly the queen look back on a year which has not been without its difficulties. while looking forward to next year and the queen's platinumjubilee, when looking forward to next year and the queen's platinum jubilee, when the nation will have the chance to mark her 70 years on the throne. nicholas witchell, bbc news. our reporter charlotte gallagher is at windsor castle for us this morning. hgppy happy christmas, charlotte! like many, the queen's christmas looks set to be different from what was originally planned. indeed. merry christmas, naga, from here at windsor, and it's very cold, some brave dogs out already but completely different from sandringham where she usually has a big family christmas because even at this time you would have people queueing up to see the royal family.
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it's part of their tradition. families and couples come to the estate to see them so it's a very different feel and tone for this year. there is no question the queen wanted to have this big christmas at sandringham the decision was made last week to cancel it because of the spread of omicron she is spending it here instead and as nicholas witchell said, it will be members of her familyjoining nicholas witchell said, it will be members of herfamilyjoining her this year, prince charles and the duchess of cornwall, camilla, prince edward and his wife sophie and the duke and duchess of gloucester and last year of because it was just her and prince philip isolating alone at windsor castle and course, her first without prince philip, so she wanted to have all of herfamily around. as philip, so she wanted to have all of her family around. as you said, philip, so she wanted to have all of herfamily around. as you said, it is like for most of the country where we have had to change plans this year and have different ideas and plans them up with what was going to happen so there is, she will be surrounded by family this year and as nicholas witchell said there, a message to the nation will be a personal one, perhaps more personal than we have seen before, wearing a breach she wore on her
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honeymoon to prince philip, and really reflect in quite a difficult yearfor really reflect in quite a difficult year for her, really reflect in quite a difficult yearfor her, as it has been a difficult yearfor a lot yearfor her, as it has been a difficult year for a lot of the nation. it difficult year for a lot of the nation. . . , ., , difficult year for a lot of the nation. . . , ., ., nation. it certainly has, charlotte. thank yom _ as people gathered for last night's midnight mass, the head of the roman catholic church in england and wales urged the government not to bring back restrictions on churches to combat covid. in a bbc interview, the archbishop of westminster cardinal vincent nichols said people can "make good judgements themselves" and "understand the risk". harry farley reports. as shepherds to the crib in the pouring rain they flocked to westminster cathedral. last year's midnight mass was online only as london grappled with tearful restrictions but last night, the faithful were allowed to worship in person —— tier 4. choir sings. we person -- tier 4. choir sings. we are living — person -- tier 4. choir sings. we are living in _ person -- tier 4. choir sings. we are living in a _ person —— tier 4. choir sings. - are living in a time of real vulnerability. we are often tempted
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to counter that vulnerability by putting up fences, by making sure that i and those close to me or us as citizens of wealthy countries, but we are well looked after, whatever the cost. but here is the christ child, so vulnerable himself. he asks us to think again. after christ child, so vulnerable himself. he asks us to think again.- he asks us to think again. after a acked he asks us to think again. after a packed service, _ he asks us to think again. after a packed service, cardinal- he asks us to think again. after a packed service, cardinal vincentl packed service, cardinal vincent nichols want against further restrictions on churches. the people of this country _ restrictions on churches. the people of this country have _ restrictions on churches. the people of this country have shown - restrictions on churches. the people of this country have shown that - restrictions on churches. the people of this country have shown that theyj of this country have shown that they can make the judgements themselves. and i think we are at that point of saying we understand the risks, we know what we should do, most people are sensible and cautious, we don't need stronger impositions to teach us what to do. need stronger impositions to teach us what to lie-— need stronger impositions to teach us what to tie-— us what to do. many services including _ us what to do. many services including this _ us what to do. many services including this one _ us what to do. many services including this one will- us what to do. many services including this one will be - us what to do. many services - including this one will be streamed online. latertoday including this one will be streamed online. later today hope francis
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will deliver his christmas blessing to a live audience outside st peter's basilica in rome. in canterbury, justin welby is expected to call for passion for migrants crossing the channel and here in westminster, an appeal against further coded restrictions. —— covid. harry farley, bbc news. many people around the uk will be taking rapid lateral flow tests today, in order to celebrate with their loved ones. it comes as more than 122,000 covid cases were reported yesterday — a new record for positive cases on a single day. meanwhile, people in england can get their boosterjab today. sites will remain open in at least eight locations including london, manchester, swindon and eastbourne. the biggest space telescope ever made is set to go into orbit in the next few hours. the james webb space telescope has taken 30 years to make, at the cost of $10 billion. it aims to detect some of the earliest stars and galaxies in the universe. our science editor rebecca morelle reports.
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stunning images revealing the beauty of our universe, but we've only seen a small fraction of it. now, new astronomy mission is set to revolutionise our view. this is the james webb taste i space telescope, a successor to hubble, but 100 times more powerful. after three decades in the making and a cost of $10 billion, it is finally ready to launch. ~ �* ., , launch. we've never attempted an hinu launch. we've never attempted anything like — launch. we've never attempted anything like that _ launch. we've never attempted anything like that in _ launch. we've never attempted anything like that in space - launch. we've never attempted i anything like that in space before. we are going to be entering a whole new regime of astrophysics! a new frontier. and that is what gets so many of us excited about james webb space telescope. this many of us excited about james webb space telesc0pe-_ space telescope. this space telesc0pe — space telescope. this space telesc0pe is _ space telescope. this space telescope is a _ space telescope. this space telescope is a feat _ space telescope. this space telescope is a feat of - space telescope. this space - telescope is a feat of engineering. at its heart is a 6.5 metre wide mirror, made up of 18 hexagonal segments, each coated in a layer of gold. its size means it can detect the incredibly faint light coming from the most distant stars. it also
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has a huge sunshield, about the size of a tennis court. it is made up of five layers, each as thin as a human hair. and this protects the halep —— telescope from heat and light of the sun. setting 1 million miles away from the earth, the telescope will give us our deepest overview of the cosmos, from seeing the birth of the very first stars and galaxies to revealing new planets in far—flung solar systems. revealing new planets in far-flung solar systems-— revealing new planets in far-flung solar systems. what excites me is makin: solar systems. what excites me is making discoveries, _ solar systems. what excites me is making discoveries, things - solar systems. what excites me is making discoveries, things we - making discoveries, things we haven't thought about, and there's a history of astronomy that shows how when we've looked at the new universe in a new way, we discover things we hadn't thought about, and there's something really exciting about doing that. so there's something really exciting about doing that.— there's something really exciting about doing that. so the light from the telescope _ about doing that. so the light from the telescope comes _ about doing that. so the light from the telescope comes in _ about doing that. so the light from the telescope comes in down - about doing that. so the light from the telescope comes in down at. about doing that. so the light from | the telescope comes in down at the bottom _ the telescope comes in down at the bottom here, you can see a red cover covering _ bottom here, you can see a red cover covering the — bottom here, you can see a red cover covering the entrance overture... on covering the entrance overture... (gin bottom covering the entrance overture... bottom of the covering the entrance overture... 0“! bottom of the instruments that will be key to these discoveries was built in the uk. it is called mary
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and this is an engineering replica. it will be able to do some wonderful discovery science which is not possible before —— will be able to see the first light galaxies, the first objects and stars that were glowing after the big bang and to do that sort of science we need mary, the data that only this instrument will be able to provide. to the data that only this instrument will be able to provide.— the data that only this instrument will be able to provide. to get into sace, will be able to provide. to get into space. the — will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope _ will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is _ will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is so - will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is so big - will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is so big it i space, the telescope is so big it has been folded up to fit inside the rocket. the most challenging part is getting it to unfiled. it has been practised here on earth and that is hard enough —— unfurl. there are 300 points where it could go wrong. but if anything fails in space the telescope is too far away to be fixed. this is the biggest and most ambitious space telescope ever built. now its mission is almost ready to begin. the hours ahead will be an anxious wait for scientists. rebecca morelle, bbc news. back down on earth, let's talk about the cricket. england face a daunting task in melbourne tonight as they face australia for the third ashes test.
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england are 2—0 down. they go into the famous boxing day test and to win the ashes, the team needs to win the remaining three games in the series. the actor tom hardy is spreading some festive cheer today by continuing the tradition of reading the cbeebies bedtime story tonight with his french bulldog blue by his side. merry christmas. i'm tom. this is blue. i hope you've had a magical christmas day and that your christmas day and that your christmas tree has been shining brightly all day long. he's become one of their most popular readers and his stories have been requested 1.4 million times on bbc iplayer. this evening, he will be reading the christmas pine byjulia donaldson. it is 11 minutes past six. for the last year on breakfast, we've been following the journey of friends hughie and freddie as they've raised more than 230,000 pounds for the royal manchester children's hospital, after hughie was diagnosed with leukaemia. they've been finding out how that money is being spent and how
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hospital staff are making christmas as special as can be for the children staying there. hi, everyone. i'm freddie and this is my mate hughie. hi. hi, everyone. i'm freddie and this is my mate hughie.— is my mate hughie. hi, merry christmas- — is my mate hughie. hi, merry christmas. you _ is my mate hughie. hi, merry christmas. you might - is my mate hughie. hi, merry i christmas. you might remember is my mate hughie. hi, merry - christmas. you might remember us. this time _ christmas. you might remember us. this time last year, we got a little bit famous — this time last year, we got a little bit famous when we raised some funds for the _ bit famous when we raised some funds for the royal— bit famous when we raised some funds for the royal manager is the hospital _ for the royal manager is the hos - ital. �* , for the royal manager is the hosital. �* , ., ~ for the royal manager is the hosital. �*, .~ ., for the royal manager is the hosital. �*, ., hospital. let's take a recap. -- ro al hospital. let's take a recap. -- royal man _ hospital. let's take a recap. -- royal man and _ hospital. let's take a recap. -- royal man and hospital. - hospital. let's take a recap. -- - royal man and hospital. absolutely amazing, thank you to everybody that has donated. i’ge amazing, thank you to everybody that has donated-— has donated. i've been told that you have raised — has donated. i've been told that you have raised nearly _ has donated. i've been told that you have raised nearly £50,000. - has donated. i've been told that you have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. | have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. since my day _ have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. since my day a _ have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. since my day a lot _ have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. since my day a lot has _ have raised nearly £50,000. yeah. since my day a lot has happened. l have raised nearly £50,000.” since my day a lot has happened. we smashed our target and raised over £230,000. we've been on the telly and radio loads. find £230,000. we've been on the telly and radio loads.— £230,000. we've been on the telly and radio loads. and we have won a few awards- — and radio loads. and we have won a few awards. check _ and radio loads. and we have won a few awards. check these _ and radio loads. and we have won a few awards. check these out. - and radio loads. and we have won a few awards. check these out. we i and radio loads. and we have won a i few awards. check these out. we have even been rubbing _ few awards. check these out. we have even been rubbing shoulders - few awards. check these out. we have even been rubbing shoulders with - even been rubbing shoulders with stars, although we are a bit too
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young to know who some of them are! it is a great honour to meet you and it is a _ it is a great honour to meet you and it is a privilege _ it is a great honour to meet you and it is a privilege to _ it is a great honour to meet you and it is a privilege to meet— it is a great honour to meet you and it is a privilege to meet you. - it is a great honour to meet you and it is a privilege to meet you. you . it is a privilege to meet you. you are a _ it is a privilege to meet you. you are a good — it is a privilege to meet you. you are a good person. _ it is a privilege to meet you. you are a good person. and - it is a privilege to meet you. you are a good person. and you're i it is a privilege to meet you. you are a good person. and you're a| it is a privilege to meet you. you i are a good person. and you're a good person _ are a good person. and you're a good person he _ are a good person. and you're a good erson. ,, are a good person. and you're a good erson. i. ~ ., ., ., ., person. do you know who that was? kind of? no- — person. do you know who that was? kind of? no. sharon _ person. do you know who that was? kind of? no. sharon stone, - person. do you know who that was? kind of? no. sharon stone, is i person. do you know who that was? kind of? no. sharon stone, is like l person. do you know who that was? kind of? no. sharon stone, is like aj kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a meuastar kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a — kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a lister _ kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a lister speaking - kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a lister speaking to i kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a lister speaking to her i kind of? no. sharon stone, is like a megastar a lister speaking to her is j megastar a lister speaking to her is a bi- megastar a lister speaking to her is a big deal — megastar a lister speaking to her is a bi deal. , , a big deal. right, freddie. this is a big deal. right, freddie. this is a serious news _ a big deal. right, freddie. this is a serious news interview. - a big deal. right, freddie. this is a serious news interview. let's i a big deal. right, freddie. this is. a serious news interview. let's get down to business. this is the well—managed is the public hospital where i have been having treatment for leukaemia. it is really special here, the nurses and doctors were really greatjob. hughie told me about some of the kids having to stay here at christmas time we asked the bosses if we could have a virtual tour to find out how they make their stay extra special —— royal manchester children's hospital. they have introduced us to some special guests, amy and kinsey, who are both being treated at the hospital. find who are both being treated at the hosital. �* ., �* ., , , ., hospital. and don't forget deb who looks after me _ hospital. and don't forget deb who looks after me while _ hospital. and don't forget deb who looks after me while i'm _ hospital. and don't forget deb who looks after me while i'm in - hospital. and don't forget deb who | looks after me while i'm in hospital and she _ looks after me while i'm in hospital and she makes the best tea. merryr
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and she makes the best tea. merry christmas! how— and she makes the best tea. merry christmas! how are _ and she makes the best tea. merry christmas! how are you _ and she makes the best tea. merry christmas! how are you feeling i and she makes the best tea. merry christmas! how are you feeling at. christmas! how are you feeling at the minute? i’m christmas! how are you feeling at the minute?— christmas! how are you feeling at the minute? �* , , the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, _ the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, i— the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, i might _ the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, i might not _ the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, i might not feel- the minute? i'm feeling pretty good, christmas eve, i might not feel good| christmas eve, i might not feel good but ill— christmas eve, i might not feel good but i'll probably _ christmas eve, i might not feel good but i'll probably feel— christmas eve, i might not feel good but i'll probably feel really— christmas eve, i might not feel good but i'll probably feel really good i but i'll probably feel really good but i'll probably feel really good but probably— but i'll probably feel really good but probably when _ but i'll probably feel really good but probably when i— but i'll probably feel really good but probably when i get- but i'll probably feel really good but probably when i get home l but i'll probably feel really good but probably when i get home i| but i'll probably feel really good i but probably when i get home i will feel pretty— but probably when i get home i will feel pretty much _ but probably when i get home i will feel pretty much better. _ but probably when i get home i will feel pretty much better. so - feel pretty much better. so hopefully— feel pretty much better. so hopefully i_ feel pretty much better. so hopefully i can _ feel pretty much better. so hopefully i can get - feel pretty much better. so hopefully i can get better. feel pretty much better. so i hopefully i can get better quick. because — hopefully i can get better quick. because after— hopefully i can get better quick. because after this _ hopefully i can get better quick. because after this whole - hopefully i can get better quick. because after this whole time, i hopefully i can get better quick. j because after this whole time, i hopefully i can get better quick. i because after this whole time, i can io because after this whole time, i can go home _ because after this whole time, i can go home and — because after this whole time, i can go home and go— because after this whole time, i can go home and go and _ because after this whole time, i can go home and go and meet- because after this whole time, i can go home and go and meet my- because after this whole time, i can| go home and go and meet my family again _ go home and go and meet my family aaain. ., , ., go home and go and meet my family aaain. . , ., , go home and go and meet my family aaain. . , , go home and go and meet my family aaain. ., , , go home and go and meet my family auain. . , , . again. can you tell us why you are in hospital— again. can you tell us why you are in hospital at _ again. can you tell us why you are in hospital at the _ again. can you tell us why you are in hospital at the minute? - again. can you tell us why you are | in hospital at the minute? because i'm havin: in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo, _ in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo, it _ in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo, it can _ in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo, it can make i in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo, it can make me| in hospital at the minute? because. i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit i'm having chemo, it can make me a hit poorly— i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because _ i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because i— i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because i am _ i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because i am having i i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because i am having it- i'm having chemo, it can make me a bit poorly because i am having it sol bit poorly because i am having it so it helps _ bit poorly because i am having it so it helps me — bit poorly because i am having it so it helps me get _ bit poorly because i am having it so it helps me get better. _ bit poorly because i am having it so it helps me get better. had- bit poorly because i am having it so it helps me get better.— it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that _ it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that did _ it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that did not _ it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that did not go _ it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that did not go away i it helps me get better. had a really bad cold that did not go away and l it helps me get better. had a really i bad cold that did not go away and we found out the news that i had leukaemia. so i had to go into the ambulance. speed and go drive there and look and i made it —— full speed. and look and i made it -- full seed. . , ., , , and look and i made it -- full seed. . , , , speed. once you finish this first bit of intensive _ speed. once you finish this first bit of intensive chemo - speed. once you finish this first bit of intensive chemo than i speed. once you finish this first bit of intensive chemo than it i speed. once you finish this first bit of intensive chemo than it is j bit of intensive chemo than it is much _ bit of intensive chemo than it is much better. i hope you are feeling all right _ much better. i hope you are feeling all riuht. ~ ., , much better. i hope you are feeling all riht. ~ . , ~ much better. i hope you are feeling allrirht.~ . , ~ , all right. what is it like being in hosital all right. what is it like being in hospital over _ all right. what is it like being in
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hospital over christmas? i all right. what is it like being in hospital over christmas? pretty all right. what is it like being in i hospital over christmas? pretty sad that i'm in hospital— hospital over christmas? pretty sad that i'm in hospital when _ hospital over christmas? pretty sad that i'm in hospital when it - hospital over christmas? pretty sad that i'm in hospital when it is i that i'm in hospital when it is christmas _ that i'm in hospital when it is christmas because _ that i'm in hospital when it is christmas because i'm - that i'm in hospital when it is christmas because i'm not i that i'm in hospital when it is l christmas because i'm not with that i'm in hospital when it is i christmas because i'm not with my family _ christmas because i'm not with my family and — christmas because i'm not with my family. and with _ christmas because i'm not with my family. and with all _ christmas because i'm not with my family. and with all of _ christmas because i'm not with my family. and with all of presents i christmas because i'm not with myi family. and with all of presents and being _ family. and with all of presents and being together _ family. and with all of presents and being together because _ family. and with all of presents and being together because you - family. and with all of presents and being together because you are i family. and with all of presents and i being together because you are meant to be together— being together because you are meant to be together at — being together because you are meant to be together at christmas _ being together because you are meant to be together at christmas eve. i being together because you are meant to be together at christmas eve. but l to be together at christmas eve. but it might, _ to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like. — to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like, and _ to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like, and i— to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like, and i go— to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like, and i go home, - to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like, and i go home, we'rel it might, like, and i go home, we're going— it might, like, and i go home, we're going to— it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have— it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have a— it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have a party. _ it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have a party. when - it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have a party. when i - it might, like, and i go home, we're going to have a party. when i got i going to have a party. when i got home, _ going to have a party. when i got home, like — going to have a party. when i got home, like a _ going to have a party. when i got home, like a giant _ going to have a party. when i got home, like a giant party. - going to have a party. when i got home, like a giant party. and, i going to have a party. when i got i home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking _ home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward _ home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward to _ home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward to that _ home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward to that when - home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward to that when i- home, like a giant party. and, yeah, looking forward to that when i go i looking forward to that when i go home _ looking forward to that when i go home. ., , looking forward to that when i go home. . , , ., looking forward to that when i go home. . , y., home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once you-e — home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once we in i home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once you're in that i home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once you're in that you i home. yeah. i bet you will en'oy it. once you're in that you makei home. yeah. i bet you will enjoy it. once you're in that you make loads j once you're in that you make loads of friends _ once you're in that you make loads of friends in — once you're in that you make loads of friends in the nurses there are all awesome. of friends in the nurses there are all awesome-— all awesome. and they make it s - ecial all awesome. and they make it special and _ all awesome. and they make it special and you _ all awesome. and they make it special and you can _ all awesome. and they make it special and you can play - all awesome. and they make it special and you can play with l all awesome. and they make it i special and you can play with your friends that you have made, you know. ., ., , ., ., ,, , friends that you have made, you know. ., ., , ,, know. how do you make things special for the kids know. how do you make things special forthe kids in — know. how do you make things special for the kids in the _ know. how do you make things special for the kids in the hospital _ know. how do you make things special for the kids in the hospital over- for the kids in the hospital over christmas — for the kids in the hospital over christmas time?— for the kids in the hospital over christmas time? lots of gifts, lots of rifts. christmas time? lots of gifts, lots of gifts- what's — christmas time? lots of gifts, lots of gifts. what's of _ christmas time? lots of gifts, lots of gifts. what's of donations i christmas time? lots of gifts, lots of gifts. what's of donations of i of gifts. what's of donations of different— of gifts. what's of donations of different people, _ of gifts. what's of donations of different people, by— of gifts. what's of donations of different people, by lots. i of gifts. what's of donations of| different people, by lots. there of gifts. what's of donations of i different people, by lots. there is chocolate — different people, by lots. there is chocolate everywhere, _ different people, by lots. there is chocolate everywhere, there - different people, by lots. there is chocolate everywhere, there is. chocolate everywhere, there is chocolate _ chocolate everywhere, there is chocolate does _ chocolate everywhere, there is chocolate does make - chocolate everywhere, there is chocolate does make as - chocolate everywhere, there is chocolate does make as you i chocolate everywhere, there is- chocolate does make as you know! i chocolate does make as you know! received gifts last year.
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chocolate does make as you know! i received gifts last year. the - chocolate does make as you know! i received gifts last year. the snack l received gifts last year. the snack trolley comes. _ received gifts last year. the snack trolley comes. probably _ received gifts last year. the snack trolley comes. probably fruit - received gifts last year. the snack trolley comes. probably fruit pop. i trolley comes. probably fruit pop. you mentioned the pops there. me and freddie _ you mentioned the pops there. me and freddie have actually raised money to pay— freddie have actually raised money to pay for— freddie have actually raised money to pay for the fruit pops. they freddie have actually raised money to pay for the fruit pops.— to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good _ to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good fruit. _ to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good fruit. i _ to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good fruit. i asked - to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good fruit. i asked for- really good fruit. i asked for seconds _ really good fruit. i asked for seconds because _ really good fruit. i asked for seconds because they - really good fruit. i asked for seconds because they are l really good fruit. i asked for. seconds because they are that really good fruit. i asked for- seconds because they are that good. the best _ seconds because they are that good. the best i_ seconds because they are that good. the best i love _ seconds because they are that good. the best. i love strawberries. - the best. i love strawberries. strawberries. _ the best. i love strawberries. strawberries.— the best. i love strawberries. strawberries. they are nice and health . strawberries. they are nice and healthy- they _ strawberries. they are nice and healthy. they certainly - strawberries. they are nice and healthy. they certainly do. - strawberries. they are nice and i healthy. they certainly do. thank ou, ou healthy. they certainly do. thank you. you have — healthy. they certainly do. thank you, you have been _ healthy. they certainly do. thank you, you have been so _ healthy. they certainly do. thank you, you have been so good - healthy. they certainly do. thank you, you have been so good but. healthy. they certainly do. thank. you, you have been so good but we have to get off and speak to some other people at the hospital so why! —— altmaier. other people at the hospital so why! -- altmaier-— -- altmaier. love those glasses, kenzie! merry — -- altmaier. love those glasses, kenzie! merry christmas! - -- altmaier. love those glasses, kenzie! merry christmas! see - -- altmaier. love those glasses, | kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! _ kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! ., . , kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! ., . . kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! ., ., . ., kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! ., . ., later! now he was watching at home, we have a little _ later! now he was watching at home, we have a little secret _ later! now he was watching at home, we have a little secret to _ later! now he was watching at home, we have a little secret to tell - later! now he was watching at home, we have a little secret to tell you. - we have a little secret to tell you. we have organised a special festive surprise for the children and staff who are staying at the hospital this christmas. ., , .,
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who are staying at the hospital this christmas._ hey, i christmas. hello everyone! hey, everyone- _ christmas. hello everyone! hey, everyone. these _ christmas. hello everyone! hey, everyone. these are _ christmas. hello everyone! hey, everyone. these are our- christmas. hello everyone! hey, everyone. these are our mates i christmas. hello everyone! hey, . everyone. these are our mates max and harvey- — everyone. these are our mates max and harvey- for— everyone. these are our mates max and harvey. for all— everyone. these are our mates max and harvey. for all the _ everyone. these are our mates max and harvey. for all the adults - and harvey. for all the adults watching, _ and harvey. for all the adults watching, these guys are a big deal. they have _ watching, these guys are a big deal. they have thousands of followers on lhslagram _ they have thousands of followers on instagram and huge tube and just ask your kids _ instagram and huge tube and just ask your kids. we instagram and huge tube and 'ust ask our kids. ~ . instagram and huge tube and 'ust ask our kids. ~ , ,., instagram and huge tube and 'ust ask our kids. ~ , , your kids. we will sing some songs for ou your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys _ your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys if— your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys if that _ your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys if that is _ your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys if that is all _ your kids. we will sing some songs for you guys if that is all right. - for you guys if that is all right. last _ for you guys if that is all right. last christmas, _ for you guys if that is all right. last christmas, i— for you guys if that is all right. last christmas, i gave - for you guys if that is all right. last christmas, i gave you - for you guys if that is all right. last christmas, i gave you my| for you guys if that is all right. - last christmas, i gave you my heart. but the very next day, you gave it away. this year, to see me from tears, i will give it to someone special. tears, i will give it to someone secial. ~ , , special. well, i wish it could be christmas _ special. well, i wish it could be christmas every _ special. well, i wish it could be christmas every day. _ special. well, i wish it could be christmas every day. he! - special. well, i wish it could be christmas every day. he! jingle christmas every day. he! jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. 0h bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. oh what fun it is to ride on a one horse open sleigh! thank you very much in your bank. it one horse open sleigh! thank you very much in your bank.— one horse open sleigh! thank you very much in your bank. it had been brilliant to see _ very much in your bank. it had been brilliant to see some _ very much in your bank. it had been brilliant to see some of— very much in your bank. it had been brilliant to see some of the - very much in your bank. it had been brilliant to see some of the work. brilliant to see some of the work that goes— brilliant to see some of the work that goes into keeping the hospital ruhhihg _ that goes into keeping the hospital running over christmas time. they really— running over christmas time. they really do _ running over christmas time. they really do help make it feel special.
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merry— really do help make it feel special. merry christmas._ really do help make it feel special. merry christmas. merry christmas. are ou merry christmas. merry christmas. are you ready _ merry christmas. merry christmas. are you ready for _ merry christmas. merry christmas. are you ready for the _ merry christmas. merry christmas. are you ready for the big _ merry christmas. merry christmas. are you ready for the big finale? i and i'm not surprised santa claus made a surprise appearance there. let's get an update on the weather today. many people travelling around today. many people travelling around to see family and friends. matthew, good morning. that corsage is festive and huge.— good morning. that corsage is festive and huge. thank you. it is actually very. _ festive and huge. thank you. it is actually very. very _ festive and huge. thank you. it is actually very, very small. - festive and huge. thank you. it is actually very, very small. next i actually very, very small. next to me it is massive. merry christmas to you. i was i could say it will be a light christmas buttai will bring our own festive magic with snowfall behind me. unfortunately, for most of you, you will keep on dreaming of that light christmas for another year. it is not the same everywhere. let me take you to braemar in aberdeenshire. these are scenes shot a few hours ago stop a lovely festive scene. snow on the ground, snow falling as well. it has not
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been our only spot to see a little bit of snow and make it officially a light business. schelin, simon across parts of eastern scotland, down into the borders, and the far north of england in the pennines. we have had a few reports of snow so far today, and is making it officially a light christmas in these areas. still some snow flurries around. in the moment it is sleet and snow across parts of northern england, the vast majority of the outbreaks of rain, the blue on the child, and heavier bursts in across the south—west and wales. to go with it, cloud, misty and murky over the hills, a great start to christmas day for many. the brightest conditions and the far north of england into scotland, where the snow showers will continue. the rain getting heavier into northern ireland, wales, and the south—west earlier in the day. quite a mild day. when coming in from the self south—easterly direction. it is coming from a cold direction. it is coming from a cold direction across the northern half of the country. it is going to keep it on the cold side today, adding to
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the festive feel. temperatures on the festive feel. temperatures on the thermometers around four — five degrees, factoring the strength of the wind and it will feel subzero in the wind and it will feel subzero in the areas. a contrast to things further south we could still be sitting in double figures for some as we finish christmas day. that cold air is in place, the cold and pushing into the outbreaks of rain, the brakes and identity northern england parts of southern scotland, we will see snowfall a bit more readily, even on the low level through time, being blown about by the strong wind. a widespread forest away from that snow across scotland and northern england —— frost. the temperature is not dropping much on boxing day further south stop if you have plans it will be a mild one. a few showers here and there during the day. it will flip things around tomorrow, brighter conditions developing across southern and south—western areas, more cloud further north, the morning social start to fizzle out, it will continue across the south and east
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grampians. a cold day at around 5— six celsius, iith grampians. a cold day at around 5— six celsius, 11th and 12th further south. milder on its way as we go through into next week. temperatures for many will be in double figures. for today a little bit of light christmas was on. to for today a little bit of light christmas was on.— for today a little bit of light christmas was on. ., ~ , ., for today a little bit of light christmas was on. ., , ., ~ , ., . , christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets _ christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets it. _ christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets it. thank _ christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets it. thank you. - christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets it. thank you. we - christmas was on. to you. as long as someone gets it. thank you. we will| someone gets it. thank you. we will speak later. big family gatherings, presents, and pigs in blankets. we've been asking a few familiar faces what christmas means to them. let's take a look. merry christmas to everyone watching bbc breakfast. merry christmas to everyone watching bbc breakfast-— bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shuttin: bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shutting the _ bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shutting the front _ bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shutting the front door, _ bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shutting the front door, it's - bbc breakfast. christmas to me is shutting the front door, it's nice i shutting the front door, it's nice and cold — shutting the front door, it's nice and cold outside, you have the telly on, and cold outside, you have the telly on. and _ and cold outside, you have the telly on, and plenty to eat and drink. i was on, and plenty to eat and drink. wasjust on, and plenty to eat and drink. i wasjust going to on, and plenty to eat and drink. i was just going to say, on, and plenty to eat and drink. i wasjust going to say, spending time with the _ wasjust going to say, spending time with the kids — wasjust going to say, spending time with the kids-— with the kids. christmas means everything _ with the kids. christmas means everything to — with the kids. christmas means everything to me. _ with the kids. christmas means everything to me. it _ with the kids. christmas means everything to me. it is - with the kids. christmas means everything to me. it is the - with the kids. christmas means everything to me. it is the one | with the kids. christmas means - everything to me. it is the one time you get to spend with your family and with your friends if you can as well. it is a time to be able to
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reflect and rejoice and, of course, people talk about eating loads of food and stuff like that. nothing more for me it is about the quality time you can spend with your significant others. it time you can spend with your significant others.— time you can spend with your significant others. it will be nice to kind of switch _ significant others. it will be nice to kind of switch from _ significant others. it will be nice to kind of switch from the - significant others. it will be nice i to kind of switch from the outside world, _ to kind of switch from the outside world, lock — to kind of switch from the outside world, lock the doors, and have quality— world, lock the doors, and have quality time with the family. family. _ quality time with the family. family, family time, presence, fun, food _ family, family time, presence, fun, food. �* . . family, family time, presence, fun, food. �* , . ., family, family time, presence, fun, food. �*, . ., . ., food. it's a time for reflection. it is a time for _ food. it's a time for reflection. it is a time for looking _ food. it's a time for reflection. it is a time for looking back - food. it's a time for reflection. it is a time for looking back to - food. it's a time for reflection. itj is a time for looking back to your own childhood. and then obviously missing the people who aren't around anymore, like parents and stuff, but also a time to make new memories with your kids, because that brings in their traditions and they will follow one and that will have their own memories.— follow one and that will have their own memories. ~ . . . ., own memories. what about traditions? memories, own memories. what about traditions? memories. l — own memories. what about traditions? memories, i loved. _ own memories. what about traditions? memories, i loved. it— own memories. what about traditions? memories, i loved. it all— own memories. what about traditions? memories, i loved. it all about - memories, i loved. it all about family. it memories, i loved. it all about famil . . . memories, i loved. it all about famil . , . . . family. it is all about receiving presence- _ family. it is all about receiving presence. like _ family. it is all about receiving presence. like a _ family. it is all about receiving presence. like a little - family. it is all about receiving presence. like a little bit - family. it is all about receiving presence. like a little bit of i family. it is all about receiving presence. like a little bit of a | presence. like a little bit of a drink— presence. like a little bit of a drink at— presence. like a little bit of a drink at christmas, to be honest with you — drink at christmas, to be honest with you. you know what, just having kids as _ with you. you know what, just having kids as a _ with you. you know what, just having kids as a whole new perspective on christmas — kids as a whole new perspective on christmas l— kids as a whole new perspective on christmas. ~ , ., kids as a whole new perspective on christmas. ~' , ., , ., , christmas. i like your priorities there. drinking _ christmas. i like your priorities
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there. drinking first. _ christmas. i like your priorities there. drinking first. to - christmas. i like your priorities there. drinking first. to all- christmas. i like your priorities there. drinking first. to all thej there. drinking first. to all the viewers of _ there. drinking first. to all the viewers of bbc _ there. drinking first. to all the viewers of bbc breakfast - there. drinking first. to all the viewers of bbc breakfast we i there. drinking first. to all the i viewers of bbc breakfast we wish there. drinking first. to all the - viewers of bbc breakfast we wish you a merry— viewers of bbc breakfast we wish you a merry christmas. my viewers of bbc breakfast we wish you a merry christmas._ a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas — a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas has _ a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas has to _ a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas has to be _ a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas has to be the _ a merry christmas. my favourite part of christmas has to be the food, - of christmas has to be the food, because — of christmas has to be the food, because it's _ of christmas has to be the food, because it's a _ of christmas has to be the food, because it's a time _ of christmas has to be the food, because it's a time when - of christmas has to be the food, because it's a time when you - of christmas has to be the food, | because it's a time when you can 'ust because it's a time when you can just eat — because it's a time when you can just eat what _ because it's a time when you can just eat what you _ because it's a time when you can just eat what you want _ because it's a time when you can just eat what you want and - because it's a time when you can just eat what you want and do i because it's a time when you can i just eat what you want and do what you want _ just eat what you want and do what you want and — just eat what you want and do what you want and not— just eat what you want and do what you want and not care. _ just eat what you want and do what you want and not care.— you want and not care. christmas morninu , you want and not care. christmas morning. for— you want and not care. christmas morning, for sure, _ you want and not care. christmas morning, for sure, around - you want and not care. christmas morning, for sure, around the i you want and not care. christmas i morning, for sure, around the tree with the kids in the jammies, hot chocolates, all the presents being open, definitely the best part. mr; open, definitely the best part. my mum does a great imitation pig stuffed — mum does a great imitation pig stuffed in — mum does a great imitation pig stuffed in blanket, she tries. what is it? it is like — stuffed in blanket, she tries. what is it? it is like a _ stuffed in blanket, she tries. what is it? it is like a p— stuffed in blanket, she tries. what is it? it is like a p protein - is it? it is like a p protein sausage _ is it? it is like a p protein sausage in _ is it? it is like a p protein sausage in fake _ is it? it is like a p protein sausage in fake bacon. i is it? it is like a p protein i sausage in fake bacon. get is it? it is like a p protein - sausage in fake bacon. get the family together, _ sausage in fake bacon. get the family together, playing - sausage in fake bacon. get the - family together, playing christmas games— family together, playing christmas games like — family together, playing christmas games like scrabble _ family together, playing christmas games like scrabble and _ family together, playing christmasj games like scrabble and monopoly family together, playing christmas - games like scrabble and monopoly and getting _ games like scrabble and monopoly and getting really— games like scrabble and monopoly and getting really passionate _ games like scrabble and monopoly and getting really passionate about - games like scrabble and monopoly and getting really passionate about it. - getting really passionate about it. and kind — getting really passionate about it. and kind of — getting really passionate about it. and kind of leading _ getting really passionate about it. and kind of leading into _ getting really passionate about it. and kind of leading into the - getting really passionate about it. and kind of leading into the early| and kind of leading into the early hours _ and kind of leading into the early hours of— and kind of leading into the early hours of the _ and kind of leading into the early hours of the next _ and kind of leading into the early hours of the next day. _ ed sheeran and sir eltonjohn have
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certainly been busy this christmas. they teamed up to release a song together, then collaborated with ladbaby, who have just achieved their fourth christmas number one. our entertainment correspondent colin paterson caught up with ed recently to find out how he celebrates the festivities with his family. ice build a fire and around the tree. # feel a glass and may become an sing with me. ed tree. # feel a glass and may become an sing with me— tree. # feel a glass and may become an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are. an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are- how's — an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are. how's christmas _ an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are. how's christmas looking - an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are. how's christmas looking for- an sing with me. ed sheeran, here we are. how's christmas looking for you i are. how's christmas looking for you this year? are. how's christmas looking for you this ear? , . , ., , this year? christmas for me is, eah, this year? christmas for me is, yeah. guess — this year? christmas for me is, yeah. guess it's _ this year? christmas for me is, yeah, guess it's kind _ this year? christmas for me is, yeah, guess it's kind of - this year? christmas for me is, yeah, guess it's kind of like - this year? christmas for me is, yeah, guess it's kind of like an| yeah, guess it's kind of like an olympic sport to try to avoid weather at the moment so i'm hoping that no—one in my family goes down with it. but if they don't then we will be, you know, watching christmas movies anything christmas food. ., , , ., food. how is she getting on with christmas. _ food. how is she getting on with christmas, issue _ food. how is she getting on with christmas, issue reaching - food. how is she getting on with christmas, issue reaching an - food. how is she getting on with | christmas, issue reaching an age where is excited? i christmas, issue reaching an age where is excited?— christmas, issue reaching an age where is excited? i think christmas is excitin: where is excited? i think christmas is exciting for _ where is excited? i think christmas
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is exciting for all _ where is excited? i think christmas is exciting for all kids _ where is excited? i think christmas is exciting for all kids of _ where is excited? i think christmas is exciting for all kids of all - is exciting for all kids of all sizes, if you are young you are excited by the shiny wrapping paper, if you are old it is father christmas._ if you are old it is father christmas. . ., , , . christmas. have you got presence, have ou christmas. have you got presence, have you nailed? _ christmas. have you got presence, have you nailed? think— christmas. have you got presence, have you nailed? think they - christmas. have you got presence, have you nailed? think they have i have you nailed? think they have nailed it on _ have you nailed? think they have nailed it on the _ have you nailed? think they have nailed it on the present - have you nailed? think they have nailed it on the present front. - have you nailed? think they have nailed it on the present front. i i nailed it on the present front. i think what i have learnt from being a father is too much is not good. so we have one great thing that she will love. , ., �* �* we have one great thing that she will love. i. �* �* �* . ,, ., will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer, will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer. can _ will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer. can you — will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer, can you show? _ will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer, can you show? of- will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast viewer, can you show? of course i will love. ok, if you bbc breakfast i viewer, can you show? of course she is a bbc breakfast _ viewer, can you show? of course she is a bbc breakfast real. _ viewer, can you show? of course she is a bbc breakfast real. i _ viewer, can you show? of course she is a bbc breakfast real. i won't - is a bbc breakfast real. i won't say. she is little. i don't wanted to grow up and say that i'd told her first christmas present on bbc breakfast. ., ., , . breakfast. you cannot be an easy erson to breakfast. you cannot be an easy person to buy _ breakfast. you cannot be an easy person to buy christmas - breakfast. you cannot be an easy person to buy christmas presents for. ., .. ., person to buy christmas presents for. ., ,, ., ., ., for. you know, for me, for the last ten years — for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the _ for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the best _ for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the best thing _ for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the best thing to - for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the best thing to get i for. you know, for me, for the last ten years the best thing to get me | ten years the best thing to get me is a framed photo or a photo album au summit like that. i like remainders of great memories are so my mum and dad got me a photo album the last few years. my wife gets me framed pictures of my family, my friends get me framed pictures of them. i think that is the nice thing to have. they have an office at home
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thatis to have. they have an office at home that is filled up with pictures of people i love. is that is filled up with pictures of people i love-— people i love. is there a traditional— people i love. is there a traditional game - people i love. is there a traditional game you i people i love. is there a i traditional game you play people i love. is there a - traditional game you play every year, techer and family favourite? we not big gamers, no, we're not big gamers. guess we would have played monopoly back in the day. but i think monopoly is how to find out you have your family, think monopoly is how to find out you have yourfamily, basically. will you be holding the guitar on christmas day? do you have a wee singsong? i christmas day? do you have a wee sinuuson? ., �* christmas day? do you have a wee sinauson ? ., �* ~' christmas day? do you have a wee sinuuson? .,�* ~' g singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnn , singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnny. who _ singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnny. who wait _ singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnny, who wait me _ singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnny, who wait me the _ singsong? i don't cink... my friend johnny, who wait me the alan - singsong? i don't cink. .. my friend i johnny, who wait me the alan west, bombers playing album that has loads of christmas songs playing into it, but that on and it plays christmas songs. but that on and it plays christmas sonis. ., ., �* but that on and it plays christmas sonis. ., .,�* . , . but that on and it plays christmas sonis. ., . ., ., songs. you don't actually have to do the -la in: songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then- — songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then. you _ songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then. you can _ songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then. you can sit - songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then. you can sit by - songs. you don't actually have to do the playing then. you can sit by and | the playing then. you can sit by and retend the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you — the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you are _ the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you are playing, _ the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you are playing, but - the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you are playing, but i - the playing then. you can sit by and pretend you are playing, but i am i pretend you are playing, but i am not plain. i pretend you are playing, but i am not lain. ., not plain. i wonder if in future ears not plain. i wonder if in future years your _ not plain. i wonder if in future years your song _ not plain. i wonder if in future years your song with - not plain. i wonder if in future years your song with elton i not plain. i wonder if in future| years your song with elton will not plain. i wonder if in future i years your song with elton will be in these pianos. bill years your song with elton will be in these pianos.— years your song with elton will be in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's. _ in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's. l— in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's, i don't _ in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's, i don't care _ in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's, i don't care about i in these pianos. all i with the song with elton's, i don't care about the j with elton's, i don't care about the chart position, but i really do care that people would want to listen to it next year and thereafter or thereafter. that is the one thing
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about christmas songs, they are going to be around forever and it is important that people care to listen. # for the ones that are gone. # merry— # for the ones that are gone. # merry christmas, everyone. for three ears in a merry christmas, everyone. for three years in a role — merry christmas, everyone. for three years in a role ladbaby's _ merry christmas, everyone. for three years in a role ladbaby's sir - merry christmas, everyone. for three years in a role ladbaby's sir cyril - years in a role ladbaby's sir cyril theme songs have topped the charts are christmas raising money for food banks. this year there is all—star support. # get to the kitchen for sausage roll. # dance along to rock 'n' roll. # dance along to rock 'n' roll. ~ . . . roll. # dance along to rock 'n' roll. . . , . ., roll. # dance along to rock 'n' roll. . , . ., roll. # dance along to rock 'n' roll. . , . roll. what is it that appeals to you about the whole _ roll. what is it that appeals to you about the whole sausage - roll. what is it that appeals to you about the whole sausage roll- roll. what is it that appeals to you i about the whole sausage roll song? what are i love about it is it is totally grassroots and they are two people really, really believe in trying to out food banks in england and they have done it by bringing joy and they have done it by bringing joy to people and bringing a really fun song onto the airwaves. you know ou are u- fun song onto the airwaves. you know you are up against _ fun song onto the airwaves. you know you are up against ed _ fun song onto the airwaves. you know you are up against ed sheeran - fun song onto the airwaves. you know you are up against ed sheeran and i you are up against ed sheeran and eltonjohn, don't you? dill you are up against ed sheeran and elton john, don't you?— you are up against ed sheeran and elton john, don't you? all you know this could bed _ elton john, don't you? all you know this could bed sheeran _ elton john, don't you? all you know this could bed sheeran and - elton john, don't you? all you know this could bed sheeran and elton i this could bed sheeran and elton john. ., g ., this could bed sheeran and elton john. ., . ., , ., this could bed sheeran and elton john. ., i ., , ., , this could bed sheeran and elton john. ., , ., , , john. elton john, this would be his first christmas _ john. elton john, this would be his first christmas number— john. elton john, this would be his first christmas number one, - john. elton john, this would be his i first christmas number one, wouldn't
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it, i'm thinking? i first christmas number one, wouldn't it. i'm thinking?— it, i'm thinking? i think this would be elton's first _ it, i'm thinking? i think this would be elton's first christmas - it, i'm thinking? i think this would be elton's first christmas number| be elton's first christmas number one. and he has roxanne mark to think about. that's good. of? one. and he has roxanne mark to think about. that's good. # sausage rolls for everyone! _ think about. that's good. # sausage rolls for everyone! you _ think about. that's good. # sausage rolls for everyone! you will - think about. that's good. # sausage rolls for everyone! you will be - rolls for everyone! you will be celebrating. — rolls for everyone! you will be celebrating, imagine, - rolls for everyone! you will be celebrating, imagine, on - rolls for everyone! you will be celebrating, imagine, on the i rolls for everyone! you will be i celebrating, imagine, on the day. elton called me earlier and said a number one, two, three, four in australia and he hung up. i think elton is having a great year. laughter. the story of my life at the moment. it will be a christmas day of them like no other. they're taking part in a 3000 mile rowing race in the canary islands to antigua. they doing it to raise for cancer charities after discovering that's cancer returned this year. mike busheu cancer returned this year. mike bushell takes up the story. christmas at sea in the middle of the big blue. three friends in a rowing boat try to get across the atlantic and into the world record books. cat, charlotte, and abby.
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rather than the family for company this christmas, a pot of dolphins captured by their boat's camera. a moment of beauty, a wonder to ease the pain of body stores and extreme exhaustion from lack of sleep on this voyage of endless horizon at the mercy of all this while the —— wilderness can throw at them and their boat, dolly parton. the bathroom, toilet, kitchen, let alone the trimmings many enjoy on christmas day. it the trimmings many en'oy on christmas day.i the trimmings many en'oy on christmas day. the trimmings many en'oy on christmas da . . ., christmas day. it is the middle of the atlantic- _ christmas day. it is the middle of the atlantic. the _ christmas day. it is the middle of the atlantic. the water _ christmas day. it is the middle of the atlantic. the water is - christmas day. it is the middle of the atlantic. the water is choppy| the atlantic. the water is choppy so we are getting a bit wet. but the sun is out stop so it is not a typical christmas. i think, honestly, the biggest thing for us was literally this —— the first ten days, which was just settling into that routine of sleep deprivation. because with three rowers we are rowing two hours on, getting an hour off, so i think we didn't realise how much that would impact us. so it has been a loss of tears, but i think we over that now and i think we have settled into the routine of
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the lack of sleep. for we have settled into the routine of the lack of sleep.— the lack of sleep. for the three friends this _ the lack of sleep. for the three friends this has _ the lack of sleep. for the three friends this has already - the lack of sleep. for the three friends this has already been i the lack of sleep. for the three friends this has already been a | friends this has already been a story of determination and divides. last christmas cat was in hospital receiving radiotherapy to treat cancer. in the summer she was told that had returned. so as well as everything else that he/she must take daily medication to keep tumours and symptoms and j. all there efforts raise money for three cancer charities. i’m there efforts raise money for three cancer charities.— there efforts raise money for three cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't very _ cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't very well, _ cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't very well, had _ cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't very well, had a _ cancer charities. i'm actually good. i wasn't very well, had a few - i wasn't very well, had a few infections. but being on the boat, a bit of seasickness, we have been all right. bit of seasickness, we have been all riuht. ,, , , ,~ . |f right. she is pretty amazing. if there is a _ right. she is pretty amazing. if there is a mountain _ right. she is pretty amazing. if there is a mountain she - right. she is pretty amazing. ifj there is a mountain she climbs right. she is pretty amazing. if. there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a mountain she climbs it. if there _ there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is — there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a — there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a road _ there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a road she _ there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a road she wants - there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a road she wants to i there is a mountain she climbs it. if there is a road she wants to run it. if there is a road she wants to run it so _ if there is a road she wants to run it so we're — if there is a road she wants to run it so we'reiust_ if there is a road she wants to run it. so we're just terrified - if there is a road she wants to run it. so we're just terrified of- if there is a road she wants to run it. so we're just terrified of what. it. so we're just terrified of what she come — it. so we're just terrified of what she come up— it. so we're just terrified of what she come up with _ it. so we're just terrified of what she come up with next. - it. so we're just terrified of what she come up with next. her- it. so we're just terrified of what i she come up with next. her doctors and that_ she come up with next. her doctors and that have — she come up with next. her doctors and that have been _ she come up with next. her doctors and that have been very... - she come up with next. her doctors and that have been very... 1fiery- and that have been very... very sunportive- _ and that have been very... very sunportive- very _ and that have been very... very supportive. very supportive. . and that have been very... very l supportive. very supportive. they have been brilliant _ supportive. very supportive. they have been brilliant in _ supportive. very supportive. they have been brilliant in making - supportive. very supportive. they have been brilliant in making sure that making — have been brilliant in making sure that making sure _ have been brilliant in making sure that making sure she _ have been brilliant in making sure that making sure she has - have been brilliant in making sure that making sure she has all- have been brilliant in making sure that making sure she has all she i that making sure she has all she needs. _ that making sure she has all she needs, everything _ that making sure she has all she needs, everything necessary- that making sure she has all she
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needs, everything necessary tol that making sure she has all she - needs, everything necessary to make sure she _ needs, everything necessary to make sure she can— needs, everything necessary to make sure she can stay— needs, everything necessary to make sure she can stay healthy— needs, everything necessary to make sure she can stay healthy while - needs, everything necessary to make sure she can stay healthy while she l sure she can stay healthy while she is doing _ sure she can stay healthy while she is doing it — sure she can stay healthy while she is doin: it. ., . ., . �*, is doing it. two weeks ago cat's arents is doing it. two weeks ago cat's parents were — is doing it. two weeks ago cat's parents were unsure _ is doing it. two weeks ago cat's parents were unsure to - is doing it. two weeks ago cat's parents were unsure to give - is doing it. two weeks ago cat's parents were unsure to give the is doing it. two weeks ago cat's - parents were unsure to give the team a hero sendoff from the canary islands. now back home they are doing their best to make christmas feel as normal as possible. taste doing their best to make christmas feel as normal as possible. we were 'ust feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering _ feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering whether _ feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering whether we - feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering whether we ought. feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering whether we ought to | just wondering whether we ought to lay a place for her at the table. just to say, you know, absent friends. and i'm not too sure, really, probably telephones on the table and everyone watching. it willi table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench — table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench from _ table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench from tradition - table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench from tradition for- table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench from tradition for all the team. . . be a wrench from tradition for all the team. , , , . the team. this will be difficult. she didn't _ the team. this will be difficult. she didn't take _ the team. this will be difficult. she didn't take any _ the team. this will be difficult. she didn't take any pyjamas. i she didn't take any pyjamas. traditionally, we were pyjamas on christmas day. but she didn't take pyjamas, they were too heavy. she will tell us the _ pyjamas, they were too heavy. she will tell us the great adventure. yes, _ will tell us the great adventure. yes. in — will tell us the great adventure. yes. in our— will tell us the great adventure. yes, in our pyjamas. while abby hasn't seen her mum and dad for nearly two years and when they went to new zealand before the pandemic. they are trying to stay upbeat. hoar they are trying to stay upbeat. how excitin:
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they are trying to stay upbeat. how exciting that _ they are trying to stay upbeat. how exciting that you _ they are trying to stay upbeat. hrm-n exciting that you are able to be out there doing all this. there are people around the world who would rather be out there in the middle of the atlantic watching whales go past than sitting wherever the uk or new zealand, with a glass of wine, we would rather be out there as well. so merry christmas, give each other a big hug. we all love you loads and loads. , , , , . . loads. despite the distance, the families will _ loads. despite the distance, the families will be _ loads. despite the distance, the families will be doing _ loads. despite the distance, the families will be doing their- loads. despite the distance, the families will be doing their best | loads. despite the distance, the l families will be doing their best to send the christmas spirit across the ocean. ~ �* ., , ., ~ ocean. we've got christmas cake. they made _ ocean. we've got christmas cake. they made them _ ocean. we've got christmas cake. they made them a _ ocean. we've got christmas cake. they made them a mini _ ocean. we've got christmas cake. | they made them a mini christmas ocean. we've got christmas cake. - they made them a mini christmas cake to take _ they made them a mini christmas cake to take 50— they made them a mini christmas cake to take. so they have got some christmas — to take. so they have got some christmas spirit there. i�*ve to take. so they have got some christmas spirit there. i've bought them some _ christmas spirit there. i've bought them some berkeley _ christmas spirit there. i've bought them some berkeley do _ christmas spirit there. i've bought them some berkeley do they - christmas spirit there. i've bought l them some berkeley do they know tree, reindeer spectacles that would over their sunglasses. and we're not saving any chocolate for you. taste saving any chocolate for you. we will launch _ saving any chocolate for you. we will launch into christmas carols. you are — will launch into christmas carols. you are right, we have christmas cake, _ you are right, we have christmas cake, hawaiian shirts, we've got
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glasses. — cake, hawaiian shirts, we've got glasses, hats, tinselforthe cake, hawaiian shirts, we've got glasses, hats, tinsel for the boat, which _ glasses, hats, tinsel for the boat, which we — glasses, hats, tinsel for the boat, which we will decorate christmas eve stop and _ which we will decorate christmas eve stop and then our treat is also a diet coke — stop and then our treat is also a diet coke. so not your average christmas _ diet coke. so not your average christmas day feast, but it will take _ christmas day feast, but it will take sort — christmas day feast, but it will take sort of ten minutesjust christmas day feast, but it will take sort of ten minutes just to christmas day feast, but it will take sort of ten minutesjust to be together— take sort of ten minutesjust to be together and have our diet coke and cake and _ together and have our diet coke and cake and then we will have to crack on. cake and then we will have to crack on so_ cake and then we will have to crack on. cake and then we will have to crack on, ., �* “ cake and then we will have to crack on. ., �* “ ~ , on. so while it won't feel like any other christmas, _ on. so while it won't feel like any other christmas, the _ on. so while it won't feel like any other christmas, the festive - on. so while it won't feel like any i other christmas, the festive feeling will help spur them on towards the goal. will help spur them on towards the roal. ., , ,y will help spur them on towards the coal. , will help spur them on towards the oal. , ., ., ., goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat, and goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat. and abby. _ goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat. and abby. we _ goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat, and abby. we know _ goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat, and abby. we know you - goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat, and abby. we know you will. goal. happy christmas to charlotte, | cat, and abby. we know you will not stop the celebration, but maybe you will wear a santa hat and have some tinsel around your neck and may a one—minute celebration and we are thinking of you and we will see you and antigua. hopefully with a new world record. it’s and antigua. hopefully with a new world record.— world record. it's lovely to get messages _ world record. it's lovely to get messages from _ world record. it's lovely to get messages from family - world record. it's lovely to get messages from family and - world record. it's lovely to get - messages from family and friends. it 'ust messages from family and friends. it just kind _ messages from family and friends. it just kind of— messages from family and friends. it just kind of spurs us on to get going — just kind of spurs us on to get going and _ just kind of spurs us on to get going and try to get to antigua even quicken _ going and try to get to antigua even quicken 50— going and try to get to antigua even quicker. so it's wonderful to hear,
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to hear— quicker. so it's wonderful to hear, to hear those messages as well. happy— to hear those messages as well. happy christmas, everybody. i will be catching up with them at around 8:30am. it is now time for mark kermode to look at the movie releases that made it onto the screen is big and small, of course, in his review of 2021. hello and welcome to this review of the year in film. i'm mark kermode and i'm here at the beautiful cinema museum in south london, where i'll be rounding up the highs and lows of 2021.
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in a year when cinemas once again struggled with the closures, cancellations and uncertainties of covid, the biggest film story was surely the long—delayed release of no time to die. why would i betray you? we all have our secrets. we just didn't get to yours yet. originally slated to open in early 2020, daniel craig's final outing as 007 became the first high—profile release to announce a major covid—related postponement last year. for many uk cinemas, the new november 2020
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opening date was a mast to which to tie their hopes of recovery — hopes that were crushed when it was pushed back again to april '21, and then again to autumn. shall we cut to the chase? so when craig's bond swansong was finally unveiled at the albert hall at the end of september '21, the sense of relief was palpable, not least because the film didn't disappoint. ably directed by beasts of no nation helmer caryjoji fukunaga, no time to die opened to strong reviews and solid box office. although, in yet another indication of how much the world has changed in recent years, a streaming release came hot on the heels of its theatrical debut, meaning that, right now, viewers can choose to watch no time to die in cinemas or at home — the model of the future. open the door. open the door! so now that craig's bond tenure has ended, who will be next
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to fill 007�*s shoes? speculative front runners have included idris elba, tom hardy, henry cavill and riz ahmed, the last of whom is currently on a roll. at the 93rd academy awards, which took place later than usual this year in april, ahmed was one of the five nominees for best actor for his role in sound of metal, an engrossing drama about a drummer whose life is turned upside—down by the onset of deafness. i can't hear you! i'm deaf. you've got to wait for me. although he ultimately lost out to anthony hopkins, who took the statuette for the father... mmm! do you know, i'd give everything i own for a glass of whisky — don't you agree? ..ahmed established himself as one of the brightest talents of his generation —
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an actor, writer and musician who further expanded his range in the psychological thriller encounter and whose provocative 2020 short film the long goodbye, directed by aneil karia, continued to garner attention and awards throughout 2021. my tribe is a quest to a land that was lost to us and its name is dignity. so where i'm from is not your problem, bruv. elsewhere at the 93rd oscars, chloe zhao became only the second woman to win best director for nomadland. one of the things i love most about this life, there's no final goodbye. i always just say, "i'll see you down the road". and i do. i see them again. following in the footsteps of kathryn bigelow, who'd won for the hurt locker back in 2010, zhao, who more recently helmed the marvel blockbuster the eternals,
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delivered a box office outsider that nonetheless earned stellar reviews, a moving portrayal of america's modern travelling community, which also won best picture and best actress for frances mcdormand. i need work. i like work. other significant oscar wins included emerald fennell, best known to some for playing camilla in the crown, picking up the award for best original screenplay for promising young woman... i thought we had a connection. 0k. how old am i? what are my hobbies? what's my name? sorry, maybe that one's too hard. daniel kaluuya, winning best supporting actor forjudas and the black messiah. deputy chairman fred hampton of the illinois black panther party. ..and korean screen legend youn yuh—jung winning supporting actress for minari, the tale of a korean family making a new start in '805 arkansas.
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these wins had been prefigured at the baftas, which took place just a couple of weeks earlier at the start of april '21, and which also correctly predicted the award for what the oscars now call best international feature, which went to danish film—maker thomas vinterberg's another round. mischievously unruly in tone, yet shot through with a flinty shard of sadness, vinterberg's best film since 1998's festen is a heady cocktail of ecstasy and grief — a tale of four middle—aged men experimenting with daytime drinking centring on the performance of a lifetime from mads mikkelsen in a role that sees him literally dancing through the heart of darkness. as always, the international categories proved the most eye—opening part of award season, providing an important platform forfilms like quo vadis, aida?,
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which was nominated for both baftas and oscars and which recently won top honours at the european film awards. they are killing people outside. a harrowing drama set during the srebrenica massacre of 1995, writer—director jasmila zbanic�*s film lent a human heart to a horrifying tale, ensuring that we keep on watching — a notable achievement for a movie that is centrally concerned with the spectre of looking away. while quo vadis, aida? opened in the uk back in january 2021, another round bowed here injuly, around about the same time that the 74th cannes film festival was kicking off across the channel. serving as the festival's curtain—raiser was annette, a brilliantly bonkers musical written and scored by sparks, in which stars like adam driver and marion cotillard were arguably upstaged in the title role by a puppet.
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one, two, three, four! the film, which earned leos carax a cannes best director award, was the culmination of a long—standing cinematic dream for ron and russell mael — a dream that had been brilliantly captured in edgar wright's wonderfully exhaustive documentary the sparks brothers. who are sparks? we are sparks. what are sparks? sparks are a band. are you a real band? next question. are you an english band? we are not an english band. dude. indeed, 2021 would see the release of not one but two features by wright, the second being last night in soho, a ghostly, giallo—tinged love letter to london's cinematic past that is perhaps best described as peeping tom's midnight garden. # downtown, things will be great when you're # downtown, no finer place for sure # downtown... # back at the cannes festival,
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french film—makerjulia ducournau, who'd made a splash with a brilliant 2016 feature debut raw, became only the second woman to win the palme d'or with her electrifying follow—up titane. well no—one told me about her. the way she lied. a full—blooded horror fable which channels the controversial spirit of david cronenberg's crash, a cannes scandal back in the '905, titane — released on boxing day in the uk — is a magnificently head—scrambling movie that reconfirms ducournau as a genuinely fearsome screen talent. be warned, titane is not for the faint—hearted, but if you're feeling adventurous, you're in for a treat. incidentally, the first woman to win the palme d'or was new zealand auteurjane campion, who triumphed with the piano back in 1993, sharing top honours with chen kaige. don't think. this year saw the release
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of the power of the dog, campion's first feature film in over a decade, which has been hailed by critics as her best since the piano. benedict cumberbatch, kirsten dunst and kodi smit—mcphee star in a low—key, psychologically—driven western set in montana but filmed in new zealand — something you'd never know from watching the film. now, gentlemen, look, see, that's what you do with the cloth. 0h! it's reallyjust for wine drips. 0h! you got that, boys? only for the drip. now get us some food. as summer rolled around, the surprise seasonal hit turned out to be summer of soul, ahmir "questlove" thompson's rediscovery of footage from the 1969 harlem cultural festival, featuring jaw—dropping performances
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by nina simone, stevie wonder, sly and the family stone, mahalia jackson and more. are you ready, black people? all: yeah! yeah! are you really ready? are you ready to listen to all the beautiful black voices, the beautiful black feeling, the beautiful black waves moving in beautiful air? are you ready, black people? are you ready?! a sundance festival award winner, summer of soul makes such acclaimed films as woodstock and gimme shelter, long considered definitive documents of the highs and lows of 1969 pop culture, seem like a footnote to the main event. having effectively been written out of the history books, questlove's joyful film puts these amazing acts back in centrestage, creating what may well be the best concert movie of all—time. we wanted progress. "we're black people and we should be proud of this." we were coming together to say, "this was our world," and how beautiful it was.
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we're going to try to| sing a song together. don't wait for your neighbour, cos your neighbour might - be waiting for you. are you ready? we believed in what we felt in here. so when we went out, "let's go! "let's go do it!" on into august, and welsh film—maker prano bailey—bond took audiences back to the '805 heyday of the video nasties with her thrillingly distinctive feature debut censor. didn't that get to you? some of those scenes were so excessive. i do it to protect people. maybe enid could watch my latest frederick north submission. - i'm sure you could slip me a 15. it's harmless, i promise. niamh algar plays the film censor who is both repulsed by and strangely drawn to some of the more outre horror titles she classifies. as her macabre fascination grows, so fiction and reality blur. examining the power of horror
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to confront our deepest fears, censor combined a sharp eye for period detail with a refreshingly irreverent attitude to nerdy fanboy facts, mixing themes of trauma, repression and liberation, all mediated through the deliciously tactile medium of illicit video tapes and pre—internet media panics. censor was just one of a number of british features that reminded us how vibrant our home—grown film industry remains even in these trying times. a few months earlier, english—pakistani film—maker aleem khan's brilliant feature debut after love had opened in uk cinemas, a tale of secrets and lies with a superb central performance by joanna scanlan. excusez moi. pardon, madame. i'm 5 o rry , i you are here for the cleaning?
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she plays mary, a white english muslim who converted many years ago to marry ahmed. but when ahmed dies, mary discovers that he had another life and family in france, a revelation that causes her worldview to crumble. after love recently swept the board at the british independent film awards — or bifas — where its trophies included best british independent film, best director and best screenplay alongside best actress forjoanna scanlan. there were significant wins, too, for the documentary poly styrene: i am a cliche, which opened here in march and which told the story of the punk icon and x—ray spex frontwoman through the eyes of her daughter, celeste bell.
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i find a kind of solace in retracing herfootsteps, barely visible as they are in the sands of time. the other big winner at this year's bifas was the tense one—shot drama boiling point, which uk audiences can see in the new year. how do you wash your hands, love? i know... sorry, what? in the sink. in the sink? which sink? andy... no, hang on, carly. no, carly, waita minute, love... stephen graham stars as the chef on the verge of a nervous breakdown, struggling to hold his personal and professional lives together over the course of one frantic evening, all captured in a breathtaking single take by cinematographer matthew lewis and director philip barantini. yes, chef. so what's that sink for, kid? food. for what? food. what do you not do in that sink? wash your hands. wash your what? hands. wash your hands, yeah. british acting talent was also at the heart of the green knight, a masterful adaptation
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of the middle english chivalric poem from american film—maker david lowery. dev patel, kate dickie, sarita choudhury and sean harris are the top line players in a haunting epic that takes the viewer on a mythical quest that condenses the emotional weight of peterjackson's entire lord of the rings trilogy into just over two hours of pure screen magic. now... ..off with your head. amazingly, for such a richly cinematic work, the green knight almost missed out on a theatrical showing, having lost its august uk cinema release due to covid and finally opening simultaneously in cinemas and online in september. my planet arrakis is so beautiful
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when the sun is low. rolling over the sands, you can see spice in the air. the outsiders ravage our lands in front of our eyes. on the subject of spectacular cinema, october saw the uk release of dune, denis villeneuve's long—awaited adaptation of frank herbert's '605 sci—fi novel, or at least the first half of it. god in heaven. get everything with guns off the ground. go! this is an extermination. they're picking my family off one by one. let's fight like demons. like bond, dune's release had become a moveable feast, originally slated to open in cinemas in november 2020 but pushed back numerous times, before finally arriving
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in the immediate aftermath of no time to die. in the us, dune opened simultaneously in cinemas and on hbo max, a decision that dismayed villeneuve, who declared that dune won't have the chance to perform financially in order to be viable and piracy will ultimately triumph. he went on to say that warner bros mightjust have killed the dune franchise, although the announcement that dune: part two is now in the works would seem to suggest that that isn't the case. once again, the future looks increasingly like a hybrid environment in which cinema and streaming services must co—exist, for better or worse. look at you! put on some muscle? idid? no. of course, in the modern movie marketplace, films don't have to have a theatrical release to have an impact. take disney pixar�*s luca, one of my favourite animations of 2021,
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which was originally due to open in cinemas but ended up going straight to the streaming service disney+. alberto scorfano. luca paguro. he speaks italian it's a human thing. i'm kind of an expert. what does it mean? a tale of two boys who are really sea creatures keeping their true identity secret, the film was interpreted by many, myself included, as a parable about coming of age and coming out. director enrico casarosa has said that he took inspiration from memories of his childhood in genoa, his love of federico fellini and his admiration for the hand—drawn animations of hayao miyazaki. while movies like encanto may have become big screen favourites, luca won my heart on the small screen. # please don't take my sunshine away... # the same was true, in a very different way,
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of greenland, one of the surprise treats of 2021 and another film that went direct to streaming services in the uk. do not stand in the open. originally announced with chris evans as star and neill blomkamp of district 9 as director, greenland turned out to be the perfect vehicle for gerard butler and director ric roman waugh, reuniting after angel has fallen for a sharply written and grippingly executed apocalypse pic that punched well above its mid—budget weight. and while we're talking guilty pleasures, let's not forget nobody, a riotously entertaining affair in which better call saul star bob odenkirk plays a down—at—heel schlub who looks like a soft target
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but turns out to be anything but. for 12 years, i worked for some very dangerous people. everybody, get to the basement. what is happening? don't call 911. along with the blockbuster marvel movie shang—chi and the legend of the ten rings, one of the biggest selling films of the year, nobody featured the best bus fight scene of 2021. now that's what i call getting your ticket punched! what are you still - doing here, old man? looking ahead to 2022, what can we expect to be making waves at the baftas and oscars? # there's a place for us... # spielberg's west side story may well be a contender, having opened to disappointing
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box office but extremely positive reviews in december. also shaping up as an awards favourite is belfast, kenneth branagh's black—and—white evocation of the town in which he grew up, which has been delighting audiences at film festivals. it opens here injanuary. this is the time to make a new start. mama says if we went across the water, they wouldn't understand the way we talk. shouldn't be a problem. i've been married to- your granny for 50 years. i've never understood a word she said! - will smith and aunjanue ellis, who play the father and mother of upcoming tennis champions venus and serena williams in king richard, are both shaping up as possible players... you going to show them how dangerous you are? ..as is peter dinklage in the new version of cyrano... the world will never accept someone like me. ..and kristen stewart, who plays princess diana in the fable from a true tragedy spencer.
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three days. that's it. i'm thrilled to report that there's also a lot of awards buzz around paul thomas anderson's licorice pizza, a nostalgic love story that has something of the crazy romantic charm of my favourite anderson movie, punch drunk love. do you know who i am? yeah. do you know who my girlfriend is? barbra streisand? barbra streis—and. sand. yeah, like sands, like the ocean... barbra streisand? no, streisand. sand. of course, as with every year, 2021 has also had its fair share of stinkers. back injanuary, we had stardust, a film about david bowie that featured neither the music, lyrics, wit, charm or sheer entertainment value of its subject. who or what is david bowie? a few months later, the dismal shoplifters of the world came to uk streaming services, garlanded in praise from morrissey, which made sense because this preposterous fanboy drama is, forsome, exactly the film he deserves. fast forward another few months,
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and uk audiences got to enjoy wild mountain thyme... it's not normal. i don't care. you take afterjohn kelly. and that man was mad as the full moon. - ..featuring christopher walken and co doing the worst irish accents since mickey rourke in a prayerfor the dying. why did you leave? i saw myself laying on the street, dying, not wanting to die. and right now, uk cinemagoers are being treated to jared leto making what sounds like italian whale noises in the otherwise entertaining house of gucci. we're a family. gucci is my name too! but let's finish on a high note with my very favourite film of 2021, a modern fable from french film—maker celine sciamma, creator of girlhood and portrait of a lady on fire and now the wonderful petite maman.
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whether you're six or 60, this astonishingly insightful and heartbreakingly hopeful film about two young girls who share a magical bond will pierce your heart, broaden your mind and gladden your soul — even as you wipe away tears. just 73 minutes long and rated suitable for all by the bbfc, petite maman is a u certificate masterpiece that reminds us of the universal power of cinema to transform and engage audiences, transcending boundaries of age, gender or nationality. if we can have just one movie this good every year, then the future of cinema still looks bright. that's it from me for 2021. i hope you've enjoyed this round—up of the year in film.
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thanks for watching. stay safe and i'll see you in the new year. # what a life, what a night # what a beautiful, beautiful ride # don't know where i'm in five, but i'm young and alive... #
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good morning. welcome to breakfast on christmas day. the headlines: the queen will deliver a very personal christmas message this afternoon — herfirst since the death of her husband, prince philip. merry christmas from windsor. the queen will spend the day here. she had wanted to be at sandringham for a big family christmas but like many of us, her plans had to change because of the coronavirus. a return to gathering for midnight mass — the archbishop of westminster says places of worship should stay open. in a few hours, a telescope that will delve deeper into the universe than ever before will be launched into orbit. and whilst it remains a dream for another year for many of us, for one or two, it is already
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a white christmas and there is still more snow in the forecast. i will tell you where that isn't where you can expect snowfall tonight, here on your breakfast christmas edition. good morning. it's christmas day, 25th december. our main story: the queen's televised christmas day message is expected to be a very personal one — the first since her husband, prince philip, died in april at the age of 99. the queen will spend the day at windsor castle after deciding not to travel to sandringham for her traditional family gathering. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. the queen will be joined in windsor by six members of herfamily — the prince of wales and duchess of cornwall, the earl and countess of wessex, and the duke and duchess of gloucester. there will be a morning service at st george's chapel inside windsor castle — though this will not be attended by the queen. god save the queen plays.
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then, at three o'clock, the queen's christmas message will be broadcast. it was recorded a few days ago at windsor with the opening music, the national anthem, played by the central band of the royal british legion in this, their centenary year. the broadcast itself will be a very personal one this year, according to buckingham palace. the queen is expected to speak for the first time in some detail about the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, who died in april. as this still from the broadcast shows, the queen recorded it with a photograph of her and her husband at her side, and wearing a brooch she had worn on their honeymoon. # for those who can't be here... the cambridges won't be at windsor. last night, a recording of their carol concert at westminster abbey was shown on itv. it featured catherine playing the piano as tom walker sang for those who can't be here. today, william and catherine will be with their children at their home, anmer hall, in norfolk.
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no doubt they and the rest of the royal family, and particularly the queen, will look back on a year which has not been without its difficulties while looking forward to next year and the queen's platinum jubilee, when the nation will have the chance to mark her 70 years on the throne. nicholas witchell, bbc news. our reporter charlotte gallagher is at windsor castle for us this morning. merry christmas, charlotte. i think for many christmas is going to look very different than what was originally planned for all of us and the queen is not exempt from this. she isn't, happy christmas, no go, from a very cold and dark windsor. the council behind me is still dark but actually, a few of the turrets, you can see twinkling christmas trees looks pretty festive when you are walking around it, ready for the queen to spend christmas day here —— the castle. she will be disappointed
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you could not go to centrica and have the big traditional christmas we know that she enjoyed but the decision was made last week that it had to be here because of the omicron variant and i think there were a couple of reasons behind that. firstly, she wanted to set the tone, she always likes to set an example and perhaps having a big gathering when omicron was spreading across the country would not look that great. also, the queen is 95 and has not been in the best of health recently and the royal family would not want to expose her to coronavirus. she will be joined would not want to expose her to coronavirus. she will bejoined by some of the royal family today, prince charles and camilla the duchess of cornwall, and his wife sophie and the duke of duchess of voster and possibly prince andrew as well who lives here on the windsor state, so she will be granted by family for her first christmas without prince philip —— gloucester. it's been a difficult year for the queen with the death of her husband and also continuing allegations from prince harry and meghan so she will be looking forward to 2022, i'm sure, where she will be celebrating herjubilee and we will hope to see
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more of her next year and fingers crossed coronavirus may have quietened down a little bit by then. let's hope so, charlotte. charlotte gallagher at a cold windsor castle. as people gathered for last night's midnight mass, the head of the roman catholic church in england and wales urged the government not to bring back restrictions on churches to combat covid. in a bbc interview, the archbishop of westminster cardinal vincent nichols said people can "make good judgements themselves" and "understand the risk". harry farley reports. as shepherds to the crib, in the pouring rain they flocked to westminster cathedral. last year's midnight mass was online only as london grappled with tier 4 restrictions. but last night, the faithful were allowed to worship in person. choir sings hymn. we're living in a time of real vulnerability. now, we're often tempted to counter
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that vulnerability by putting up our defences, by making sure that i and those close to me, or us citizens of wealthy countries, that we're well looked after, whatever the cost. but here is the christ child, so vulnerable himself. he asks us to think again. after a packed service, cardinal nichols warned against further restrictions on churches. the people of this country have shown that they — they can make good judges of them themselves and i think we're at that point of saying we understand the risks, we know what we should do, most people are sensible and cautious, we don't need stronger impositions to teach us what to do. many services, including this one, will be streamed online. later today, pope francis will deliver his christmas blessing
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to a live audience outside st peter's basilica in rome. in canterbury, justin welby is expected to call for compassion for migrants crossing the channel. and here in westminster, an appeal against further covid restrictions. harry farley, bbc news. many people around the uk will be taking rapid lateral flow tests today in order to safely spend time with friends and family. it comes as more than 122,000 covid cases were reported yesterday — a new record for positive cases on a single day. people in england can get their boosterjab today. sites will remain open in at least eight locations including london, manchester, swindon and eastbourne. the biggest space telescope ever made is set to go into orbit in the next few hours. the james webb space telescope has taken 30 years to make at the cost of $10 billion. it aims to detect some of the earliest stars and galaxies in the universe. our science editor
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rebecca morelle reports. stunning images revealing the beauty of our universe, but we've only seen a tiny fraction of it. now, a new astronomy mission is set to revolutionise our view. this is the james webb space telescope. it's a successor to hubble, but 100 times more powerful. after three decades in the making and a cost of $10 billion, it is finally ready to launch. we've never attempted anything like that in space before. we are going to be entering a whole new regime of astrophysics! a new frontier! and that is what gets so many of us excited about james webb space telescope. this space telescope is a feat of engineering. at its heart is a 6.5m—wide mirror, made up of 18 hexagonal segments, each coated in a layer of gold. its size means it can detect the incredibly faint light coming
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from the most distant stars. it also has a huge sunshield — about the size of a tennis court. it's made up of five layers, each as thin as a human hair. and this protects the telescope from the heat and light of the sun. sitting a million miles away from the earth, the telescope will give us our deepest ever view of the cosmos, from seeing the birth of the very first stars and galaxies to revealing new planets in far—flung solar systems. what excites me is making discoveries, things we haven't thought about, and there's a whole history of astronomy that shows how, when we've looked at the new universe in a new way, we discover things we hadn't thought about, and there's something really exciting about doing that. so the light from the telescope comes in down at the bottom here — you can see a red cover covering the entrance overture... on board, the instruments that will be key to these discoveries was built in the uk.
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it is called miri, and this is an engineering replica. webb will be able to do some wonderful discovery science that has simply not been possible before. we'll be able to see the first light galaxies — the first objects and stars that were glowing after the big bang — and to do that sort of science, we need miri. we need the data that only this instrument will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is so big, it's been folded up to fit inside the rocket. the most challenging part is getting it to unfurl. it has been practised here on earth, and that is hard enough — there are 300 points where it could go wrong. but if anything fails in space, the telescope is too far away to be fixed. this is the biggest and most ambitious space telescope ever built. now, its mission is almost ready to begin. the hours ahead will be an anxious wait for scientists. rebecca morelle, bbc news. england faces a daunting task in melbourne tonight as the team faces australia for
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the third ashes test. england's 2—0 down going into the famous boxing day test and to win the ashes, the team needs to win the remaining three games in the series. good luck! the actor tom hardy is spreading some festive cheer today by continuing the tradition of reading the cbeebies bedtime story tonight with his french bulldog blue by his side. merry christmas. i'm tom. and this is blue. i hope you've had a magical christmas day and that your christmas tree has been shining brightly all day long. he's become one of their most popular readers and his stories have been requested 1.4 million times on bbc iplayer. this evening, he will be reading the christmas pine byjulia donaldson. before then, lots going on. it's 12
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minutes past seven so matt, good morning, happy christmas.- morning, happy christmas. happy christmas. morning, happy christmas. happy christmas- a _ morning, happy christmas. happy christmas. a glorious _ morning, happy christmas. happy christmas. a glorious sky - morning, happy christmas. happy christmas. a glorious sky behind l morning, happy christmas. happy i christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many — christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of _ christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of us _ christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of us i _ christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of us i think— christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of us i think we - christmas. a glorious sky behind you and for many of us i think we will- and for many of us i think we will see something like that and a bit of snow perhaps? somewhere? a, bit see something like that and a bit of snow perhaps? somewhere? a bit of eve hinu snow perhaps? somewhere? a bit of everything under _ snow perhaps? somewhere? a bit of everything under the _ snow perhaps? somewhere? a bit of everything under the christmas - snow perhaps? somewhere? a bit of everything under the christmas tree | everything under the christmas tree this morning as far as the weather is concerned, no go. contrast in fact south to north, if you wake up to southern areas it is cloudy and misty and damp and mild —— naga. the further north it is chilly and it will feel cold today in quite a strong wind but here, some of you are actually waking up to a white christmas. well, if you flex through the night to ship one, eastern scotland, the borders and as far south as the yorkshire dales and one or two snow flurries continue, showing up as white on the radar. the blue means and that is what we have elsewhere, rain or drizzle many areas. the darker areas of blue means heavy rain edging towards northern ireland through the day and parts of wales, central west england and maybe the midlands. misty is well over the hills with lots of
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cloud but over northeast england and cumbria and north, one or two continuing wintry showers but are dry and bright day but a cold day, frosty start for some and a strong easterly wind will be developing through the day, making it feel even colder than the thermometer suggests. four orfive colder than the thermometer suggests. four or five degrees on both but if you take a lengthy christmas walk this afternoon, it will feel subzero across the northern and eastern half of the country whereas down towards the south—west it will be considerably milder. mild and pushes northwards through tonight but with the cold air pushing in with the easterly wind as the weather systems work their way north, north pennines and across parts of central southern scotland will be even more snow there is the light goes along, and could be a slippery boxing day, pushing its its way northwards so and shower mix across the northern half of the country but brightens up in the self boxing day. the full forecast later in the programme. taste forecast later in the programme. we look forward to that! i will see you later.
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volunteers will be on hand at sites across england today to deliver covid vaccine boosters to those who want them. it's as many families prepare to spend christmas day together after restrictions last year meant lots of loved ones were separated. let's speak to our gp, dr nighat arif. hgppy happy christmas to you. how are you? i'm good, how are you? trier? happy christmas to you. how are you? i'm good, how are you?— i'm good, how are you? very good, ou're i'm good, how are you? very good, you're looking _ i'm good, how are you? very good, you're looking very _ i'm good, how are you? very good, you're looking very festive. - i'm good, how are you? very good, you're looking very festive. thank l you're looking very festive. thank you're looking very festive. thank you so much forjoining us morning full i am hoping a day of rest for you with the family?— full i am hoping a day of rest for you with the family? yes, today is a da of you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest — you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest and _ you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest and i _ you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest and i have _ you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest and i have come - you with the family? yes, today is a day of rest and i have come very - day of rest and i have come very sparkly, if you're not going to come on christmas day you might as well give up. there are very few chances, let's face it, and life where you get to be sparkly. so today is the day i think we to try and enjoyed as as possible. day i think we to try and en'oyed as as possible.— as possible. now, look, there will be many peeple — as possible. now, look, there will be many people who, _ as possible. now, look, there will be many people who, yesterday, | as possible. now, look, there will. be many people who, yesterday, and in the last 2a hours, today, waking up in the last 2a hours, today, waking up thinking i want to spent christmas with my loved ones but i
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wanted was safely. the advisors obviously test before you go out w yes, of course. and it's trying to get that lateral flow test. do it about an hour or so and if you have got no symptoms then that is the test you should be doing. it got no symptoms then that is the test you should be doing.- test you should be doing. if you have symptoms _ test you should be doing. if you have symptoms and _ test you should be doing. if you have symptoms and do - test you should be doing. if you have symptoms and do a - test you should be doing. if you j have symptoms and do a lateral test you should be doing. it gm. have symptoms and do a lateral flow test you can get false negatives. if you do have symptoms the options are to get a pcr test, there are lots of centre still open. if you have a cold, a running nose, scratchy throat, coming symptoms, headings, exam paints, any of those symptoms that are true for you at the moment, your safe bet is to get a pcr test. make sure you are wearing a mask, make sure if you're going to meet yourfamily or make sure if you're going to meet your family or relatives, there are multiple families in a household, keep your windows and doors open to allow ventilation. ventilation is key. in fact, allow ventilation. ventilation is key. infact, my allow ventilation. ventilation is key. in fact, my neighbour next door, she doesn't mind me telling you this, has put up a gazebo, because she has lots of family members coming and she doesn't want to christmas to be ruined. she has
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some outdoor heaters and she has a gazebo up because that way there is ventilation going on and all her family are going to, lateral flow tested, they are vaccinated, have their boosterjabs. that is what it is. people are thinking outside the books on how to celebrate christmas safely. books on how to celebrate christmas safel . ., ., , ., books on how to celebrate christmas safel . ., ., , , . safely. how does it feel last year, newsbeat was _ safely. how does it feel last year, newsbeat was on _ safely. how does it feel last year, newsbeat was on breakfast, - safely. how does it feel last year, newsbeat was on breakfast, how| safely. how does it feel last year, - newsbeat was on breakfast, how does it feel this year for you? do newsbeat was on breakfast, how does it feel this year for you?— it feel this year for you? do you know what. _ it feel this year for you? do you know what. a — it feel this year for you? do you know what, a more _ it feel this year for you? do you know what, a more is _ it feel this year for you? do you know what, a more is a - it feel this year for you? do you j know what, a more is a positive person. ifeel we are in know what, a more is a positive person. i feel we are in so know what, a more is a positive person. ifeel we are in so much better position than we were last year. if you think about it, we have a majority of our extremely vulnerable groups vaccinated, last week we had a million vaccinations, covid vaccinations a day. that is phenomenal. we also have two antiviral treatments out there, we have an antiviral medication and a monoclonal antibody that has been approved by the mraj. we are getting more people vaccinated for the first and second jab. we have the first and second jab. we have the 12 —year—olds and above
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vaccinated, they have got there first and second jab. i do feel we are coping with all the variance coming on. of course, for many, this is not a christmas they would have expected, we have people who have lost relatives and loved ones and businesses have gone under and the entertainment and hospitality industry, lots of people have been affected, but on the whole i think we have tried to do our best and there are so many community projects that are set up at the moment so people checking in on each other, mental health, the to around mental health are spoken about so much more... . . ~' health are spoken about so much more... , . ~ , health are spoken about so much more... , , ., . more... let me pick up on that. let me aick more... let me pick up on that. let me pick up — more... let me pick up on that. let me pick up on _ more... let me pick up on that. let me pick up on that. _ more... let me pick up on that. let me pick up on that. because - more... let me pick up on that. let me pick up on that. because they . me pick up on that. because they think it is really easy to assume that everyone is having a big family christmas or, you know, with friends, with loved ones today. there are some who are going to be spending it on their own, through choice orjust because that's the way it is. if we know someone who is spending it on their own, what would you do? send a quick note all, you don't necessarily have to call, a little text or something like that
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just to check in the thing is, yes, please reach out. if you are sending it by yourself you don't have to —— spending it. there is so many charity groups if you don't have someone to call. if you are in crisis you can always text shout, 85 20 88. the good samaritans and you can call them 2a hours a day and there is always someone to talk to. a lot of my patients, they are also grieving. they are open, they have lots of information on their website. it is that simple contact. go around to your neighbours, knock—ons and doors, there are community projects our town hall is offering food for families and there are small get—togethers at churches. i think those are the sorts of things we should be championing a lot more, those grassroots organisations are still out there and they are ready to support you. the most important thing is do not ever feel you are the most important thing is do not everfeel you are alone. the most important thing is do not ever feel you are alone. there is always somebody on the end of a
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phone, go out for a walk, somebody will meet on the street that you can say hello to have a conversation with and it is going to be difficult for a lot of people and we recognise that. this is why i think we are in so much of a better position than we were in 2019 and 2020, because the djabou isn't there, the loneliness that we use do not talk about so much, we are talking about it a lot more. so if you know you are safe wa double jarkko komula lateral flow is negative, please don't give up on your christmas, spend it with your nearest and dearest, because there are only a few that we get and it is more important that we have no harm from loneliness in our mental health, because of covid. you know what, ou health, because of covid. you know what. you have _ health, because of covid. you know what, you have become _ health, because of covid. you know what, you have become one - health, because of covid. you know what, you have become one of- health, because of covid. you know what, you have become one of our. what, you have become one of our nearest and dearest, as with many of the gps talk to us. you become a familiarface in a reassuring voice. thank you, thank you for everything you have done for us. and have a lovely day with your family. they hope you get some rest.- lovely day with your family. they hope you get some rest. thank you. i'd 'ust hope you get some rest. thank you. to just want — hope you get some rest. thank you. to just want to _ hope you get some rest. thank you. i'd just want to say _ hope you get some rest. thank you. i'd just want to say a _
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hope you get some rest. thank you. i'd just want to say a massive - hope you get some rest. thank you. i'd just want to say a massive thank| i'd just want to say a massive thank you, the viewers have been incredible, but all my colleagues who are working today, there are still vaccination centres open, if you haven't had your first and second jab, there is nojudgement, please go along to the vaccination centres who are jabbering away. to my nhs colleagues who are working extremely hard and have done the past two years, a salute you, carry on, we will be all right on the other end. on, we will be all right on the other end-— other end. merry christmas, everybody- _ other end. merry christmas, everybody. excellent - other end. merry christmas, everybody. excellent was. . other end. merry christmas, | everybody. excellent was. dr other end. merry christmas, - everybody. excellent was. dr nighat arif come enjoy your day with family and loved ones. take care. goodbye. while many of us will spend christmas opening presents, pulling crackers and, hopefully, being with loved ones, key workers around the uk are keeping our vital emergency services open. we're joined now from liverpool women's hospital by midwives ella curtis and becky klein, who have bothjust finished the christmas eve night shift. ella, becky, good morning to you. happy christmas. ella, becky, good morning to you. happy christmas-— ella, becky, good morning to you. happy christmas. happy christmas! ha . happy christmas. happy christmas!
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happy christmas- — happy christmas. happy christmas! happy christmas. how _ happy christmas. happy christmas! happy christmas. how has - happy christmas. happy christmas! happy christmas. how has it - happy christmas. happy christmas! happy christmas. how has it been, | happy christmas. how has it been, how was the _ happy christmas. how has it been, how was the shift? _ happy christmas. how has it been, how was the shift? it _ happy christmas. how has it been, how was the shift? it has _ happy christmas. how has it been, how was the shift? it has been - happy christmas. how has it been, how was the shift? it has been a i how was the shift? it has been a really good _ how was the shift? it has been a really good shift, _ how was the shift? it has been a really good shift, really - how was the shift? it has been a really good shift, really busy, i really good shift, really busy, really good shift, really busy, really exciting. a really good atmosphere all night. taste really exciting. a really good atmosphere all night. we have had lots of christmas _ atmosphere all night. we have had lots of christmas babies, _ atmosphere all night. we have had lots of christmas babies, haven't i lots of christmas babies, haven't we, lots of christmas babies, haven't we. really— lots of christmas babies, haven't we, really enjoyed it. tell lots of christmas babies, haven't we, really enjoyed it.— lots of christmas babies, haven't we, really enjoyed it. we, really en'oyed it. tell me about the we, really enjoyed it. tell me about the christmas _ we, really enjoyed it. tell me about the christmas babies! _ we, really enjoyed it. tell me about the christmas babies! we _ we, really enjoyed it. tell me about the christmas babies! we have - we, really enjoyed it. tell me about the christmas babies! we have had| the christmas babies! we have had one each. mine _ the christmas babies! we have had one each. mine was _ the christmas babies! we have had one each. mine was the _ the christmas babies! we have had one each. mine was the first - the christmas babies! we have had one each. mine was the first one i the christmas babies! we have had| one each. mine was the first one on christmas _ one each. mine was the first one on christmas day. one each. mine was the first one on christmas day-_ christmas day. yours was the first one. christmas day. yours was the first one- boy. — christmas day. yours was the first one- boy. girl? — christmas day. yours was the first one. boy, girl? it— christmas day. yours was the first one. boy, girl? it was— christmas day. yours was the first one. boy, girl? it was a _ christmas day. yours was the first one. boy, girl? it was a girl! - christmas day. yours was the first one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born| one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born 'ust after one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born just after half— one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born just after half past _ one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born just after half past midnight. - one. boy, girl? it was a girl! born just after half past midnight. is i just after half past midnight. is there just after half past midnight. there a just after half past midnight. is there a name? they _ just after half past midnight. is - there a name? they have not decided on a namejust— there a name? they have not decided on a name just yet. _ there a name? they have not decided on a name just yet. they _ there a name? they have not decided on a name just yet. they have - there a name? they have not decided on a name just yet. they have got - on a name 'ust yet. they have got time. a on a name just yet. they have got time- a lot _ on a name just yet. they have got time- a lot of— on a name just yet. they have got time. a lot of christmas _ on a name just yet. they have got time. a lot of christmas day - on a name just yet. they have got. time. a lot of christmas day names are auoin time. a lot of christmas day names are going around. _ time. a lot of christmas day names are going around. they _ time. a lot of christmas day names are going around. they are - time. a lot of christmas day names are going around. they are thinking of christmassy names. there is no name _ of christmassy names. there is no name yet — of christmassy names. there is no name et. �* . of christmassy names. there is no name yet-— of christmassy names. there is no name et. �* . name yet. becky, what was yours? mine was born _ name yet. becky, what was yours? mine was born at _ name yet. becky, what was yours? mine was born at half— name yet. becky, what was yours? mine was born at half past - name yet. becky, what was yours? mine was born at half past two. i name yet. becky, what was yours? | mine was born at half past two. we haven't got a name for her yet, it was a little girl. in haven't got a name for her yet, it was a little girl.— was a little girl. in the family all riaht as was a little girl. in the family all right as well? _ was a little girl. in the family all right as well? yes, _ was a little girl. in the family all right as well? yes, yes, - was a little girl. in the family all right as well? yes, yes, the - was a little girl. in the family all. right as well? yes, yes, the family is all fine- —
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right as well? yes, yes, the family is all fine. as _ right as well? yes, yes, the family is all fine. as the _ right as well? yes, yes, the family is all fine. as the mood _ right as well? yes, yes, the family is all fine. as the mood different i is all fine. as the mood different on christmas _ is all fine. as the mood different on christmas night _ is all fine. as the mood different on christmas night with - is all fine. as the mood different on christmas night with mums? | on christmas night with mums? obviously they are focused on the baby coming and being safe, but is there a different mood when you are working? i there a different mood when you are workin: ? ~' . . ,., working? i think we rawlinna sambo, where in the — working? i think we rawlinna sambo, where in the hospital— working? i think we rawlinna sambo, where in the hospital away _ working? i think we rawlinna sambo, where in the hospital away from - working? i think we rawlinna sambo, where in the hospital away from our. where in the hospital away from our families _ where in the hospital away from our families. we come in and we are leaving _ families. we come in and we are leaving our— families. we come in and we are leaving our families behind. it does feel like _ leaving our families behind. it does feel like christmas eve —— we are all in _ feel like christmas eve —— we are all in the — feel like christmas eve —— we are all in the same boat. you are focusing _ all in the same boat. you are focusing on everything you have to do for— focusing on everything you have to do for the — focusing on everything you have to do for the patients and their family and everything. it has been a lovely atmosphere. we have all been a really— atmosphere. we have all been a really good team and we have all supported each other. it does feel like christmas. the women are a bit gutted _ like christmas. the women are a bit gutted they— like christmas. the women are a bit gutted they are in hospital on christmas day. at the end of the day. _ christmas day. at the end of the day, the — christmas day. at the end of the day, the ones who have babies today, they are _ day, the ones who have babies today, they are happy to have babies in their— they are happy to have babies in their arms _ they are happy to have babies in theirarms. but they are happy to have babies in their arms-— they are happy to have babies in their arms. �* , ., . their arms. but then you have the fli- their arms. but then you have the fli side their arms. but then you have the flip side of— their arms. but then you have the flip side of it _ their arms. but then you have the flip side of it would _ their arms. but then you have the flip side of it would have - their arms. but then you have the flip side of it would have been - their arms. but then you have the | flip side of it would have been nice over christmas at home and do the
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traditional style. (crosstalk). sorry, go on. it traditional style. (crosstalk). sorry. go on-— traditional style. (crosstalk). sorry, go on. it was 'ust going to sa we sorry, go on. it was 'ust going to say we h sorry, go on. it was 'ust going to say we are both _ sorry, go on. it wasjust going to say we are both about _ sorry, go on. it wasjust going to say we are both about to - sorry, go on. it wasjust going to say we are both about to finish i sorry, go on. it wasjust going to i say we are both about to finish the night shift so we are going to go home and see our families. see our families and — home and see our families. see our families and have _ home and see our families. see our families and have christmas - home and see our families. see our families and have christmas with i families and have christmas with them _ families and have christmas with them. ~ ., . families and have christmas with them. . . , , ., families and have christmas with them. . . , , . ., families and have christmas with them. . . , , . . them. what is the plan, are you auoin to them. what is the plan, are you going to have — them. what is the plan, are you going to have a _ them. what is the plan, are you going to have a little _ them. what is the plan, are you going to have a little nap - them. what is the plan, are you going to have a little nap first i them. what is the plan, are you i going to have a little nap first and then be treated, hopefully, by your family? then be treated, hopefully, by your famil ? . i then be treated, hopefully, by your family? yes. ithink then be treated, hopefully, by your family? yes. i think we was thinking of havin: a family? yes. i think we was thinking of having a nap. _ family? 1'ezs i think we was thinking of having a nap, but family? 1a; i think we was thinking of having a nap, but christmas is ekciting, — of having a nap, but christmas is exciting, isn't it. we of having a nap, but christmas is exciting, isn't it.— of having a nap, but christmas is exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time — exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time that _ exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time that we _ exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time that we can _ exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time that we can with - exciting, isn't it. we want to spend all the time that we can with our. all the time that we can with our families. ., , , . , . families. probably crushed about eiuht families. probably crushed about eight o'clock— families. probably crushed about eight o'clock tonight. _ families. probably crushed about eight o'clock tonight. and - families. probably crushed about eight o'clock tonight. and have i families. probably crushed about i eight o'clock tonight. and have you not some eight o'clock tonight. and have you got some time _ eight o'clock tonight. and have you got some time off? _ eight o'clock tonight. and have you got some time off? -- _ eight o'clock tonight. and have you got some time off? -- crash. - eight o'clock tonight. and have you got some time off? -- crash. we i eight o'clock tonight. and have you i got some time off? -- crash. we are off for a couple _ got some time off? -- crash. we are off for a couple of _ got some time off? -- crash. we are off for a couple of days _ got some time off? -- crash. we are off for a couple of days and - off for a couple of days and then we're back in.— off for a couple of days and then we're back in. excellent, excellent. ella curtis. — we're back in. excellent, excellent. ella curtis. becky — we're back in. excellent, excellent. ella curtis, becky klein, _ we're back in. excellent, excellent. ella curtis, becky klein, thank - we're back in. excellent, excellent. ella curtis, becky klein, thank you. i'm sure you have made those mums' experiences, and the dazn families, absolutely wonderful. thank you for the work you are doing and enjoy some rest and love. the work you are doing and en'oy some rest and loved the work you are doing and en'oy - some rest and loved thank some rest and love thank you! thank ou! some rest and love thank you! thank you! lzaye-bye- — some rest and love thank you! thank
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you! bye-bye. goodbye! _ some rest and love thank you! thank you! bye-bye. goodbye! lovely- some rest and love thank you! thank you! bye-bye. goodbye! lovely on. you! bye-bye. goodbye! lovely on christmas day. _ it is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many lgbt people christmas can be among the most lonely instead. our reporterjosh parry is at a special lunch being hosted by chester pride for those who'd otherwise be spending today alone. hgppy happy christmas to you. we were talking to dr nighat arif if you are on your own, if you are lonely, try if you possibly can to reach out and talk to someone. if you possibly can to reach out and talk to someone— if you possibly can to reach out and talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas, talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas. naga- _ talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas, naga. yes, _ talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas, naga. yes, that _ talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas, naga. yes, that is - talk to someone. good morning, merry christmas, naga. yes, that is really i christmas, naga. yes, that is really important advice, isn't it, if you are only christmas reach out because there is help available. and i am here in chester where the chester pride are hosting a special christmas lunch for those who might otherwise spend christmas alone. now, how many people are you preparing christmas dinner for today, maybe five or six people, these guys here, andrew and amanda,
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are preparing christmas dinnerfor 15. they have to cook, five kilograms of vegetables, two not roast, because there is a big an option, for a three course mealfor those who would otherwise spend christmas the row —— alone. it has all been organised by warren who is the chair of chester pride. he is here now. a lovely festive dining room here that they have transformed into a christmas grotto of putting the final preparations in place. warren, tell me about why you are hosting this lunch and where the idea came from. it hosting this lunch and where the idea came from.— idea came from. it came from is about two _ idea came from. it came from is about two years _ idea came from. it came from is about two years ago _ idea came from. it came from is about two years ago and - idea came from. it came from is about two years ago and it - idea came from. it came from isj about two years ago and it came idea came from. it came from is - about two years ago and it came last year through covid, it was a safe space _ year through covid, it was a safe space for— year through covid, it was a safe space for those who may be on their own through christmas, it is unfortunate for those who are on their— unfortunate for those who are on their own — unfortunate for those who are on their own christmas for various reasons — their own christmas for various reasons it _ their own christmas for various reasons. it was important for us to serve _ reasons. it was important for us to serve our— reasons. it was important for us to serve our community all year round and christmas is a time when no—one should _ and christmas is a time when no—one should be _ and christmas is a time when no—one should be alone. who; and christmas is a time when no-one should be alone— should be alone. why in particular the lgbt community, _ should be alone. why in particular the lgbt community, why - should be alone. why in particular the lgbt community, why in - the lgbt community, why in particular do they have the
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experience loneliness more? various reasons, it experience loneliness more? various reasons. it can _ experience loneliness more? various reasons. it can be — experience loneliness more? various reasons, it can be things _ experience loneliness more? various reasons, it can be things like - experience loneliness more? various reasons, it can be things like they i reasons, it can be things like they have _ reasons, it can be things like they have got— reasons, it can be things like they have got no— reasons, it can be things like they have got no family or their family don't _ have got no family or their family don't want — have got no family or their family don't want to speak to them anymore. there _ don't want to speak to them anymore. there are _ don't want to speak to them anymore. there are various different reasons. we will _ there are various different reasons. we will be _ there are various different reasons. we will be backjust after eight o'clock with more from here. until then, i'd best get back in that kitchen and peel some sprouts because there is of work to be done. yes, get on with it, josh, your help is needed. we will see you later. i will don my apron, naga. is needed. we will see you later. i i will don my apron, naga. laughter. as we've been hearing this morning, thousands of people will be forgoing their festive family lunch today to work instead. that includes staff at court house care home in somerset, who are determined to make christmas as special as possible for residents. we'rejoined now by manager, julie white and also by ron foster, a resident who is spending today with his family. julie, ron, happy christmas to you. good morning. julie, ron, happy christmas to you. good morning-— julie, ron, happy christmas to you. good morning. good morning. happy christmas to — good morning. good morning. happy christmas to you. _ good morning. good morning. happy christmas to you. julie, _ good morning. good morning. happy christmas to you. julie, you - good morning. good morning. happy christmas to you. julie, you must i christmas to you. julie, you must have worked _ christmas to you. julie, you must have worked so _ christmas to you. julie, you must have worked so hard _
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christmas to you. julie, you must have worked so hard to _ christmas to you. julie, you must have worked so hard to make i christmas to you. julie, you must| have worked so hard to make sure that this christmas, particularly after last christmas is a much more relaxed and convivial affair. tell me what you guys have been doing. taste me what you guys have been doing. , have. we have had festive activities all the way through december and it's been lovely here and it is so lovely to have our families back coming into the home again and we've got a very busy morning this morning with families visiting and we've got residents going home today to spend christmas with their families so it's been lovely. in the atmosphere is lovely on christmas day. take me throu~h is lovely on christmas day. take me through how — is lovely on christmas day. take me through how frequently _ is lovely on christmas day. take me through how frequently people i is lovely on christmas day. take me through how frequently people are i through how frequently people are tested, staff every day, i'm assuming, residence, how much? staff are everyday — assuming, residence, how much? staff are everyday and assuming, residence, how much? sitaff are everyday and residence monthly. obviously once residents have been out, which is risk assessed, they are then going to be tested daily. ron, good morning to you. think
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todayis ron, good morning to you. think today is a pretty special day because you get to spend with family. what's the plan? good mornin: family. what's the plan? good morning to — family. what's the plan? good morning to you. _ family. what's the plan? good morning to you. and _ family. what's the plan? good morning to you. and they i family. what's the plan? good l morning to you. and they merry christmas — morning to you. and they merry christmas to all your viewers. ron, nana is christmas to all your viewers. ron, naga is asking _ christmas to all your viewers. ron, naga is asking about _ christmas to all your viewers. ron, naga is asking about you _ christmas to all your viewers. rm. naga is asking about you going home. what is your plan today? i’m what is your plan today? i'm atlannin what is your plan today? i'm planning to _ what is your plan today? i'm planning to go _ what is your plan today? i'm planning to go later this morning. 0h, planning to go later this morning. oh. that— planning to go later this morning. oh. that is— planning to go later this morning. oh, that is a shame. they will tell you what ron is doing. ron foster, a resident at that care home, court house care home, is getting to go to spend it with his daughter today stop i know for a fact that he was really, really excited about it as well. he has been at that care home for a few months. we can get back there toojulie and ron. ron, we lost the line, tell me about how you
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are going to spend your day with your daughter. habitat are going to spend your day with your daughter-— are going to spend your day with your daughter. are going to spend your day with our dau:hter. ., . ,, ., ., your daughter. how are you going to send our your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? _ your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? l — your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? i will _ your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? i will be _ your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? i will be picked i your daughter. how are you going to spend your day? i will be picked up. spend your day? i will be picked up later this morning _ spend your day? i will be picked up later this morning and _ spend your day? i will be picked up later this morning and taken i spend your day? i will be picked up later this morning and taken to i spend your day? i will be picked up later this morning and taken to my| later this morning and taken to my daughter's — later this morning and taken to my daughter's. i know she will be happy to see _ daughter's. i know she will be happy to see me. _ daughter's. i know she will be happy to see me, is the first time we've seen _ to see me, is the first time we've seen each — to see me, is the first time we've seen each other for a good six months — seen each other for a good six months and she's anxious that she sees _ months and she's anxious that she sees how— months and she's anxious that she sees how well i am and i am well, thank— sees how well i am and i am well, thank you — sees how well i am and i am well, thank you-— thank you. you are looking very, very well- _ thank you. you are looking very, very well- you — thank you. you are looking very, very well. you must _ thank you. you are looking very, very well. you must be - thank you. you are looking very, very well. you must be so i thank you. you are looking very, i very well. you must be so excited, this is a very different christmas, isn't it? , ., isn't it? oh, ithe 'oys of technologyfi isn't it? oh, ithe 'oys of technology on i isn't it? oh, ithe joys of technology on christmasj isn't it? oh, i the joys of- technology on christmas day. the technical — technology on christmas day. the technical agreements come out. julie white _ technical agreements come out. julie white manager court house care home there and _ white manager court house care home there and ron foster. what white manager court house care home there and ron foster.— there and ron foster. what we're talkin: there and ron foster. what we're talking about _ there and ron foster. what we're talking about is _ there and ron foster. what we're talking about is how— there and ron foster. what we're talking about is how different i there and ron foster. what we're talking about is how different it i there and ron foster. what we're talking about is how different it isj talking about is how different it is from last year and how those who
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work in care homes have been working to make sure that the residents to get the opportunity to see their loved ones and, of course, take care, encase it wasn't mentioned, ron will be isolating when he comes from visiting his daughter. and thank you to all of those who are working across the services today to make sure that those in need to get the christmases they want with their loved ones. hello, this is breakfast with naga munchetty. some familiarfaces some familiar faces have some familiarfaces have been getting into the christmas spirit and telling us what the festive season means to them. i'm party and i'm christine and happy christmas to everyone watching bbc breakfast. it isn't old phil neville home alone one and two. i watch the new what your c10 christmas, i don't know why. home alone. i would _ christmas, i don't know why. home alone. i would love _ christmas, i don't know why. home alone. iwould love it. _ christmas, i don't know why. home alone. i would love it. as—
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christmas, i don't know why. home alone. i would love it. as a - christmas, i don't know why. home alone. i would love it. as a child i i alone. i would love it. as a child i used _ alone. i would love it. as a child i used to— alone. i would love it. as a child i used to played all the time and i would _ used to played all the time and i would get my family's nerves because i would get my family's nerves because i wanted _ would get my family's nerves because i wanted to— would get my family's nerves because i wanted to watch constantly and i would _ i wanted to watch constantly and i would do — i wanted to watch constantly and i would do it again at the age of 33 this year~ — would do it again at the age of 33 this year~ h— would do it again at the age of 33 this ear. �* , . , . ., ., this year. a christmas carol, i love watchin: this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it — this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it with _ this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it with my _ this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it with my family. - this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it with my family. for i this year. a christmas carol, i love watching it with my family. for me there is one _ watching it with my family. for me there is one santa _ watching it with my family. for me there is one santa claus _ watching it with my family. for me there is one santa claus and i watching it with my family. for me there is one santa claus and it i watching it with my family. for me there is one santa claus and it is i there is one santa claus and it is there is one santa claus and it is the santa claus in the santa claus the santa claus in the santa claus the movie. ~ ~ ~ the santa claus in the santa claus the movie-— the santa claus in the santa claus the movie. ~ . ~ ., ,, ., , the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was auoin to the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was going to say — the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was going to say that- — the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was going to say that. diehard. - the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was going to say that. diehard. there - the movie. merrick on 24th st. i was going to say that. diehard. there is| going to say that. diehard. there is no choice. alf. _ going to say that. diehard. there is no choice. alf. i _ going to say that. diehard. there is no choice. alf. i love _ going to say that. diehard. there is no choice. alf. i love it. _ going to say that. diehard. there is no choice. alf. i love it. to - no choice. alf. i love it. to everyone _ no choice. alf. i love it. to everyone watching - no choice. alf. i love it. to everyone watching bbc breakfast, remember to stay safe, have the best, best, best christmas of your entire lives and eat all of the mince pies because i will be doing the same. i don't actually know. you cannot see it on the _ i don't actually know. you cannot see it on the air, _ i don't actually know. you cannot see it on the air, can _ i don't actually know. you cannot see it on the air, can you? - i don't actually know. you cannot see it on the air, can you? when| i don't actually know. you cannot| see it on the air, can you? when i got you though.
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see it on the air, can you? when i got you though-— see it on the air, can you? when i got you though. bath bombs, not for me. what got you though. bath bombs, not for me- what is — got you though. bath bombs, not for me. what is that? _ got you though. bath bombs, not for me. what is that? |_ got you though. bath bombs, not for me. what is that? i don't _ got you though. bath bombs, not for me. what is that? i don't know. - me. what is that? i don't know. shockin: me. what is that? i don't know. shocking load _ me. what is that? i don't know. shocking load of _ me. what is that? i don't know. shocking load of chemicals. - me. what is that? i don't know. shocking load of chemicals. a i shocking load of chemicals. paperweight once. shocking load of chemicals. a paperweight once. it - shocking load of chemicals. a paperweight once. it wasn't i shocking load of chemicals. a paperweight once. it wasn't a | shocking load of chemicals. a - paperweight once. it wasn't a rock? i don't really _ paperweight once. it wasn't a rock? i don't really read _ paperweight once. it wasn't a rock? i don't really read articles. - paperweight once. it wasn't a rock? i don't really read articles. it - paperweight once. it wasn't a rock? i don't really read articles. it is - i don't really read articles. it is all about giving _ i don't really read articles. it is all about giving and _ i don't really read articles. it is all about giving and it is the thought— all about giving and it is the thought that _ all about giving and it is the thought that counts - all about giving and it is the thought that counts but - all about giving and it is the - thought that counts but probably socks. _ thought that counts but probably socks. socks _ thought that counts but probably socks, socks are _ thought that counts but probably socks, socks are just... - thought that counts but probably socks, socks are just... you - thought that counts but probably socks, socks are just... you canl socks, socks are just... you can think_ socks, socks are just... you can think of— socks, socks are just... you can think of something _ socks, socks are just... you can think of something better- socks, socks are just... you can think of something better than. think of something better than socks! — think of something better than socks! [— think of something better than socks! . . think of something better than socks! ., ., , , ., socks! i had a present delivered to the house from _ socks! i had a present delivered to the house from my _ socks! i had a present delivered to the house from my wife _ socks! i had a present delivered to the house from my wife which - socks! i had a present delivered to the house from my wife which was j socks! i had a present delivered to i the house from my wife which was in really expensive bottle of champagne and wine in a cylinder and it was amazing and we opened it, you twisted it and lifted and took up the bottle and it was empty. somebody had drank it. we did not realise they had already drank it. can you slow that down and repeat?
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no—one wants a poke in the eye for christmas. now it's time to take a look back at the last year for the royal family with the bbc�*s sarah campbell. choir sings. # give us this day our daily bread... the nation, and his family, said goodbye to the duke of edinburgh — the man who'd been by the queen's side for more than 70 years. my dear papa was a very special person who i think, above all else, would've been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him. in the months after prince philip's death, the queen carried on with her duties until her health required her to slow down.
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carving their own paths away from the uk, the duke and duchess of sussex told their truths to a global audience... you're not going to tell me who had the conversation? i think that would be very damaging to them. ..and still smiling for the cameras, despite a challenging year. you're watching bbc news. we have just received a statement from buckingham palace confirming that the duke of edinburgh has died. the statement says, "it is with deep sorrow that her majesty the queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, his royal highness the prince philip, duke of edinburgh. his royal highness passed away peacefully this morning at windsor castle. " friday the 9th of april. after a month—long stay in hospital, prince philip, the longest—serving
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consort in british history, had died. he'd been a public figure for most of his adult life. but in private, he was head of the family and, after his death, his eldest son was the first to speak on their behalf. i particularly wanted to say that my father, over i suppose the last 70 years, has given the most remarkable, devoted service to the queen, to my family and to the country, and also to the whole of the commonwealth. and as you can imagine, my family and i miss my father enormously. he was a much—loved and appreciated figure. and apart from anything else, i can imagine, and we're so deeply
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touched by the number of other people here and elsewhere around the world and in the commonwealth who, also, ithink, share our loss and our sorrow. in the days after his death, the tributes and obituaries to prince philip gave many a better understanding of the man and his achievements. the award scheme which has helped so many millions of young people realise their potential, his lifetime of campaigning on environmental issues, and much more. but he will primarily be remembered for the unwavering support he gave to the queen. two days after his death, his children revealed how the monarch was coping. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. but we, the family, the ones that are close, are rallying round to make sure we are there to support her. and i know that there
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is a huge amount of support — not just for her, but for everybody as we go through this enormous change. it's just for that wave of affection for him and those lovely stories, they mean so much, and the tributes have been just fantastic. that's really important and we really do appreciate it. and i think it's so lovely- for so many people to learn about what he did, because i think actually, quite a lot of things - that have come out will have surprised some people - and how intrinsic he was to every element of society, _ if you look at it. excerpt from holst'sjupiter plays. saturday the 17th of april, at windsor castle, the home he'd shared with queen elizabeth for so many decades.
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music continues. the scale of the funeral was smaller than it otherwise would have been due to the pandemic, adding to its poignancy. heads bowed and rifles reversed, the military detachments paid tribute to one of their own. the hearse was a modified land rover which the duke had helped to design. his coffin was adorned with his personal standard and mounted with his sword and naval cap. and a wreath from the queen. she made her way to st george's chapel in the state bentley, accompanied by a lady in waiting. the duke's children and grandchildren, led by prince charles, walked behind the coffin as it slowly made its way through the castle grounds. the queen paused to watch
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as the hearse passed. choir sings. inside the chapel, in accordance with covid restrictions, just 30 members of the congregation were present. all of them masked. the service began with a tribute from the dean of windsor. we have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our queen, by his service to the nation and the commonwealth, by his courage, fortitude and faith. watching on, close family members and, seated alone, the queen. we remember before thee this day, philip, duke of edinburgh, rendering thanks unto thee for his resolute faith and loyalty, for his high sense of duty
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and integrity, for his life of service to the nation and commonwealth, and for the courage and inspiration of his leadership. slowly, the duke's coffin was lowered into the royal vault. this was a funeral choreographed by prince philip, and in the final moments, buglers sounded the royal navy's call to action stations. bugles play call to action. after the service, the queen returned to her private quarters. the rest of the family walked back. prince harry in conversation with his sister—in—law catherine and brother william. after months of public discord, this was a time for a show of unity.
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the funeral here at windsor castle was a fitting tribute to a man who had given so much to queen and country. she is the head of state, he was the patriarch of the family, and in his final months, it was a family which had publicly fractured. the reason all eyes were on princes william and harry after the funeral service is because it was the first time they had been seen together since that interview with the chat show queen oprah winfrey. oh my god. get this on camera. grunts in frustration. you forgot your boots! imy god. —— oh, my god. the bond between william and harry had always seemed so strong. they'd lost their mother as children, but found comfort in each other. that bond had been broken. harry and his wife meghan had stepped back as working royals in 2020 and moved to california. they bought a multi—milliondollar mansion and signed big—money deals
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with netflix and spotify. in february, they announced that meghan was expecting their second child. here we are. this is very nice. and a few days later, harryjoined his friend and talk show hostjames corden to talk about why he felt he had to leave the uk. we all know what the british press can be like. and it was destroying my mental health. i was like, "this is toxic!" yeah. so, i did what any husband and what any father would do. it's like, "i need to get my family out of here". but we never walked away. back in london, it was meghan who was front—page news. the times had published a leaked e—mail written in late 2018, it said between two senior palace officials, alleging meghan had bullied staff out of theirjobs. she denied the allegations and the palace launched an internal enquiry. whoa! hi! days later, her interview with oprah winfrey was broadcast. tens of millions of people watched as meghan revealed the depth of her unhappiness in the months after her wedding. were you thinking of harming yourself — were you having suicidal
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thoughts? yes. this was very, very clear. wow. very clear and very scary. and, you know, i didn't know who to even turn to in that. meghan described how, at this event in january 2019 at the royal albert hall, she was pregnant and tearful, having just told harry that she didn't want to be alive any more. she said she'd approached one of the most senior people in the palace for help, but was told nothing could be done. meghan also claimed that prior to archie's birth, a comment had been made to harry by a member of the family concerning the colour of their baby's skin. so, we have in tandem the conversation of, he won't be given security, he's not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he's born. what?! and you're not going to tell me who had the conversation? i think that would be very damaging to them.
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harry, too, didn't hold back, stating that he believed his father and brother were trapped in their roles, and he revealed a rift with prince charles. there's a lot to work through there. and i feel really let down. because... ..he's been through something similar. he knows what pain feels like. and this is... and archie's his grandson. but at the same time, you know, of course, i will always love him but there's a lot of hurt that's happened. the day after the interview aired in the uk, this statement was issued on behalf of the queen.
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at an engagement later that week, a reporter asked william to comment. have you spoken to your brother since the interview? i haven't spoken to him yet, but i will do. and can you just let me know, is the royal family a racist family, sir? we're very much not a racist family. despite william's denial, the charge of racism hasn't gone away. and who was the alleged racist? well, that's still the subject of much speculation. since the interview aired, it has been dissected, criticised by some, praised by others. that the queen would've been deeply concerned by it was evident by her statement in response to it. still to come in this look back at the royal year... ..waving goodbye to the queen as the head of state. prince charles looked on as barbados became the world's newest republic. and prince william drew attention to those finding solutions to the climate's problems.
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i'm trying to use my little bit of influence, my little bit of profile to highlight some incredible people doing amazing things. and will genuinely help fix some of these problems. it was a difficult start to the year for the queen. but worries over how she would cope following the death of her husband were seemingly put to rest over a sun—drenched june weekend. at the g7 meeting in cornwall, the royals were out in force, promoting brand britain. and taking centre stage, the 95—year—old monarch. she'd clearly lost none of her authority or sense of humour. how's that? aren't you supposed to be looking as if you're enjoying it? yes. the following day, the queen was back home for trooping the colour, the military
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parade which celebrates her official birthday. the day after that, she welcomed president biden and the first lady for tea at the castle. she spent the summer at balmoral in the scottish highlands, and on the ist of october, it was back to work. planting a tree to highlight the platinumjubilee initiative the queen's green canopy. launching the commonwealth games baton relay. celebrating the royal british legion and publicly using a walking stick for the first time. then travelling to cardiff to open parliament, and finally meeting global investment leaders at windsor castle. it was a hectic schedule and seemingly took its toll. the morning after this reception, a trip to northern ireland was cancelled at the last minute. the queen spent one night in hospital and was told to rest on doctor's orders. concerns intensified when a back sprain prevented herfrom attending one of the most significant events in her calendar, the national service of remembrance.
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your majesty. good morning. on the 17th of november, she was well enough to conduct an audience with the outgoing chief of the defence staff. i suppose if you're getting to the end of that job, you know, it is easier to continue. going forward, the public may well have to get used to seeing less of the queen physically out and about, but as her virtual address to the climate change conference cop26 illustrated, she doesn't have to be present to make an impact. ladies and gentlemen, the queen. for more than 70 years, i have been lucky to meet and to know many of the world's great leaders. and i have perhaps come to understand a little about what made them special. it has sometimes been observed that what leaders do for their people today is government and politics. but what they do for the people of tomorrow, that is statesmanship. i, for one, hope that this conference will be one of those rare occasions where everyone
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will have the chance to rise above the politics of the moment and achieve true statesmanship. members of the royal family traditionally prefer settling legal disputes out of court. it avoids private details being made public. but this year, both here in london and in new york, lawyers have been busy arguing on behalf of their royal clients. in august, virginia giuffre launched a civil action against prince andrew, the duke of york, alleging he sexually assaulted her on three separate occasions when she was aged 17. then known as virginia roberts, she claims that at the time this photograph was taken, she was being lent out to powerful men, having been sex trafficked by the disgraced financier
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jeffrey epstein, the former associate of andrew, who took his own life injail in 2019. ms giuffre's claim states that... the allegations have been strenuously denied by the duke, including in his newsnight interview in november, 2019. do you recall any kind of sexual contact with virginia roberts... none. ..then or any other time? none whatsoever. documents submitted by prince andrew's lawyers state... should this case go to trial, it's expected to begin in new york in the second half of 2022. south africa, and in late 2019, just as their royal tour was coming to an end, the duke and duchess of sussex announced that meghan was suing the publishers of the mail
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on sunday for breach of privacy. the paper had published lengthy extracts of a letter written by meghan to her father, thomas markle. the case didn't go to trial because the judge issued a summary judgement on the basis that... the publishers, associated newspapers, appealed and lost. "it was a victory notjust for me," said meghan, "but for anyone who's ever felt scared to stand up for what's right." with the queen largely staying behind windsor castle's walls, prince harry and meghan in california, and prince andrew no longer a working royal, there have been plenty of duties for the remaining senior members of the royal family to take on. in another year in which travel has been curtailed by covid, charles and camilla have been the face of britain abroad, with some spectacular photo opportunities in egypt.
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and on the banks of the river jordan, visiting the placejesus is said to have been baptised. during the tour, the prince was asked about his mother's health. once you get to 95, you know, it's not quite as easy as it used to be. it's bad enough at 73! in late november, the prince travelled to the caribbean. he arrived as the future king of barbados, but by the end of this ceremony, the island nation had become a republic with the queen removed as the head of state. charles used his speech to emphasise enduring friendships and directly acknowledged an uncomfortable shared history. from the darkest days of our past and the appalling atrocity of slavery, which forever stains our history, the people of this island forged their path with extraordinary fortitude.
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# we have all the time... it has been a high profile year for both duchesses. as well as accompanying their husbands to the usual royal engagements, they've received plaudits for their campaigning efforts on issues they consider important. camilla once again shone a spotlight on violence against women, a subject all too often in the news. this country has been appalled and saddened by the loss of women to violence this year. on average, one woman is killed by a man every three days. sarah everard, sabina nessa, wenjing ling, geetika goyal and bennylyn burke are names which, with all the others, must never be forgotten. it was catherine and william's tenth wedding anniversary this year, and to celebrate, they released a stylised video showing the couple and their three children enjoying
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family time together. throughout 2021, the duchess has continued to push the importance of the first five years in a child's development. and injune launched the royal foundation centre for early childhood. working closely with others, the centre hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, more nurturing society. glasgow, at the climate conference cop26. both charles and william have spoken out on environmental issues this year. prince charles outlined his position to the bbc�*s climate editorjustin rowlatt. the narrative has changed. lots of the things that you said are now mainstream. it's taken far too long. world leaders are gathering in glasgow to talk about the kind of issues you were... yeah, but they just talk. and the problem is to get
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action on the ground, which is what i've been trying to do for the last a0 years. it's true to say that you've got a pretty hefty carbon footprint. it must take a lot of gas to heat a palace. yes, yes, but i have tried for a very long time to make sure that the heating is done in a way that is as sustainable as possible. so, i've got electric cars, like my old aston martin, which i've had for 51 years, runs on, can you believe this, surplus english white wine and whey from the cheese process. prince william challenged the world to come up with solutions to the climate crisis and, at a star—studded awards ceremony, the first five winners of the earthshot prize were given £1 million to expand their ideas. the prince spoke to newscast�*s adam fleming. if we're not careful, we're robbing from our children's future with what we do now. and i think that's not fair. and so i'm trying to use my little bit of influence, my little bit of profile to highlight some incredible people doing amazing things, and will genuinely help fix
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some of these problems. as well as featuring on newscast, william's earthshot prize translated into a five—part bbc one series and awards night special. but the royalfamily�*s relationship with the media in general this year, and in prince william's case, with the bbc in particular, has been fraught. injuly, on what would have been her 60th birthday, diana's sons briefly reunited to unveil a statue of their mother at kensington palace. there were no speeches, but in a joint statement, they said they wished every day she was still with them. a few weeks prior to this, a report into the bbc�*s award—winning 1995 panorama interview with diana had been published. its author, lord dyson, was scathing in his criticism of the reporter martin bashir, who'd been found to have lied in order to secure the interview and the subsequent bbc cover—up. both bashir and the bbc were widely condemned, none more so than by prince william. it is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained
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substantially influenced what my mother said. the interview was a major contribution to making my parents' relationship worse and has since hurt countless others. it brings indescribable sadness to know that the bbc�*s failures contributed significantly to herfear, paranoia and isolation that i remember from those final years with her. in november, a documentary by the bbc�*s media editor, amol rajan, billed as examining the relationship between william, harry and the press, provoked further criticism. this time a highly unusualjoint statement from the three royal households was released, expressing their disappointment that the programme had, in their view, given credibility to overblown and unfounded claims. in the aftermath, a carol concert hosted by the duchess of cambridge, which had been expected to be broadcast by the bbc, was instead offered to itv.
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2022 will be unique in royal history, as the queen will be the first british monarch to reach their platinum jubilee, marking 70 years since her accession in 1952. previous jubilees have brought people together to celebrate. it's hoped injune they will be able to gather once again, as they did here for the diamond jubilee in 2012, to pay tribute to britain's longest—reigning monarch.
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good morning, welcome to breakfast. on christmas day — the headlines. the queen will deliver a very personal christmas message this afternoon — her first since the death of her husband, prince philip. merry christmas from windsor. the queen will be spending the day here and like many of us her plans were disrupted by coronavirus. a return to gathering for midnight mass — the archbishop of westminster says places of worship should stay open. in a few hours, a telescope that will delve deeper into the universe than ever before will be launched into orbit. this and breakfast regulars hughie and freddie find out how the money they've raised is bringing christmas
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cheer to children in hospital. for many of us we will have to keep on dreaming of a white christmas. for some, on dreaming of a white christmas. forsome, it on dreaming of a white christmas. for some, it has happened and there is more still to come for others tonight. i will have your full forecast here on your christmas edition of the breakfast. good morning. it's christmas day, 25th december. our main story. the queen's televised christmas day message is expected to be a very personal one — the first since her husband, prince philip, died in april at the age of 99. the queen will spend the day at windsor castle, after deciding not to travel to sandringham for her traditional family gathering. our royal correspondent nicholas witchell reports. the queen will be joined by family members at windsor. there will be
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morning service at saint george's chapel in windsor castle, but this will not be attended by the queen. god save the queen plays. then, at three o'clock, the queen's christmas message will be broadcast. it was recorded a few days ago at windsor with the opening music, the national anthem, played by the central band of the royal british legion in this, their centenary year. the broadcast itself will be a very personal one this year, according to buckingham palace. the queen is expected to speak for the first time in some detail about the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, who died in april. as this still from the broadcast shows, the queen recorded it with a photograph of her and her husband at her side, and wearing a brooch she had worn on their honeymoon. # for those who can't be here... the cambridges won't be at windsor. last night, a recording of their carol concert at westminster abbey was shown on itv. it featured catherine playing the piano as tom walker sang for those who can't be here.
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today, william and catherine will be with their children at their home, anmer hall, in norfolk. no doubt they and the rest of the royal family, and particularly the queen, will look back on a year which has this not been without its difficulties while looking forward to next year and the queen's platinum jubilee, when the nation will have the chance to mark her 70 years on the throne. nicholas witchell, bbc news. our reporter charlotte gallagher is at windsor castle for us this morning. charlotte — the queen's christmas looks set to be different from what was originally planned — what more can you tell us about her plans? merry christmas. it will be different and i feel a merry christmas. it will be different and ifeel a lot merry christmas. it will be different and i feel a lot of us thought everything was going to be ok until omicron came around and 0k until omicron came around and plans started to be disrupted, including for the queen. we know she would have wanted a traditional big family christmas at sandringham but
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all her family together, but unfortunately she decided last week that that just was not going unfortunately she decided last week that thatjust was not going to be possible and we think there are a couple of reasons behind that. firstly, the queen always wants to set an example, to be seen to be doing the right thing and perhaps having a large gathering of people and having hundreds of people coming to see them at sandringham might not have looked that good and also, she is 95 and she has been really ill recently and the last thing the royal family wanted is for her to catch coronavirus over christmas. so disappointing for the queen, especially after such a difficult yearfor especially after such a difficult year for her. the loss of her husband, prince philip, and i think many of us will remember seeing her sat alone at the church at her —— mckay's funeral and it was heartbreaking but she will be with her family today and she will have prince charles and his wife camilla, prince charles and his wife camilla, prince edward and his family, his children and wife and the duke and duchess of gloucester. she will not be alone as it was just her and
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prince. isolating —— prince philip isolating some more of a family christmas this year and i don't know if you can see behind me that in the turret windows of windsor castle there are a few sparkling christmas trees so it is getting festive and i'm sure it is so inside the castle. there will be a church service attended by some members of the family at st george's chapel. you will remember that from megan and harry's wedding. the queen will not be there and we think she would be going to a private service in her private chapel this morning before getting ready for a family christmas with herfamily getting ready for a family christmas with her family here at windsor. as people gathered for last night's midnight mass, the head of the roman catholic church in england and wales urged the government not to bring back restrictions on churches to combat covid. in a bbc interview, the archbishop of westminster cardinal vincent nichols said people can "make good judgements themselves" and "understand the risk". harry farley reports. as shepherds to the crib,
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in the pouring rain they flocked to westminster cathedral. last year's midnight mass was online only as london grappled with tier 4 restrictions. but last night, the faithful were allowed to worship in person. choir sings hymn. we're living in a time of real vulnerability. now, we're often tempted to counter that vulnerability by putting up our defences, by making sure that i and those close to me, or us citizens of wealthy countries, that we're well looked after, whatever the cost. but here is the christ child, so vulnerable himself. he asks us to think again. after a packed service, cardinal nichols warned against further
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restrictions on churches. the people of this country have shown that they — they can make good judges of them themselves and i think we're at that point of saying we understand the risks, we know what we should do, most people are sensible and cautious, we don't need stronger impositions to teach us what to do. many services, including this one, will be streamed online. later today, pope francis will deliver his christmas blessing to a live audience outside st peter's basilica in rome. in canterbury, justin welby is expected to call for compassion for migrants crossing the channel. and here in westminster, an appeal against further covid restrictions. harry farley, bbc news. many people around the uk will be taking rapid lateral flow tests today, in order to safely spend time with friends and family. it comes as a more than 122,000 covid cases were reported yesterday — a new record for positive cases on a single day.
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people in england can get their boosterjab today — sites will remain open in at least eight locations including london, manchester, swindon and eastbourne. the biggest space telescope ever made is set to go into orbit in the next few hours. the james webb space telescope has taken 30 years to make, at the cost of $10 billion. it aims to detect some of the earliest stars and galaxies in the universe. our science editor, rebecca morelle reports. stunning images revealing the beauty of our universe, but we've only seen a tiny fraction of it. now, a new astronomy mission is set to revolutionise our view. this is the james webb space telescope. it's a successor to hubble, but 100 times more powerful. after three decades in the making and a cost of $10 billion, it is finally ready to launch. we've never attempted anything like that in space before.
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we are going to be entering a whole new regime of astrophysics! a new frontier! and that is what gets so many of us excited about james webb space telescope. this space telescope is a feat of engineering. at its heart is a 6.5m—wide mirror, made up of 18 hexagonal segments, each coated in a layer of gold. its size means it can detect the incredibly faint light coming from the most distant stars. it also has a huge sunshield — about the size of a tennis court. it's made up of five layers, each as thin as a human hair. and this protects the telescope from the heat and light of the sun. sitting a million miles away from the earth, the telescope will give us our deepest ever view of the cosmos, from seeing the birth of the very first stars and galaxies to revealing new planets in far—flung solar systems. what excites me is making discoveries, things we haven't thought about, and there's a whole
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history of astronomy that shows how, when we've looked at the new universe in a new way, we discover things we hadn't thought about, and there's something really exciting about doing that. so the light from the telescope - comes in down at the bottom here — you can see a red cover covering the entrance aperture... - on board, the instruments that will be key to these discoveries was built in the uk. it is called miri, and this is an engineering replica. webb will be able to do some - wonderful discovery science that has simply not been possible before. we'll be able to see - the first light galaxies — i the first objects and stars that i were glowing after the big bang — and to do that sort - of science, we need miri. we need the data that only this i instrument will be able to provide. to get into space, the telescope is so big, it's been folded up to fit inside the rocket. the most challenging part is getting it to unfurl. it has been practised here on earth, and that is hard enough — there are 300 points where it
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could go wrong. but if anything fails in space, the telescope is too far away to be fixed. this is the biggest and most ambitious space telescope ever built. now, its mission is almost ready to begin. the hours ahead will be an anxious wait for scientists. rebecca morelle, bbc news. england faces a daunting task in melbourne tonight as the team faces australia for the third ashes test. england's 2—0 down going into the famous boxing day test — and to win the ashes, the team needs to win the remaining three games in the series. the actor tom hardy is spreading some festive cheer today, by continuing the tradition of reading the cbeebies bedtime story tonight with his french bulldog "blue" by his side. merry christmas. i am tom and this is blue. i hope you have had a magical christmas day and that your
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christmas tree has been shining brightly all day long... he's become one of their most popular readers and his stories have been requested 1.4 million times on bbc iplayer. this evening, he will be reading the christmas pine byjulia donaldson. it is 12 minutes past eight. let's go to a very festive mat with a great corsage. i love that and the tie. happy christmas to you. happy christmas to you too, nag. what we seem behind you? it isa it is a white christmas for a few spots in the country. this is braemar in aberdeenshire and a good covering of snow and it has been snow elsewhere with reports coming from shetland and down to easter in scotland and the borders of england and the yorkshire dales we have also seen snow and it is showing up these white colours on our radar charge
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and they continue to be a wintry flourish but for most, the blue is an indication of rain and it is quite damp and drizzly and misty and murky across england and wales especially. we have hoever your rain in the south—west pushing from wales and eventually into northern ireland as well and it is going to be a split south and west cloudy and in the north and east much brighter with wintry showers easing and many will stay dry through the day but here the strongest of the wind will be coming from the south easterly direction and it has a bite to it. these are the temperatures on the thermometer and you will see the double figures in the south—west with four or 5 degrees but it will not feel like that if you are having a christmas walk later in the northern and eastern areas and it will be below freezing. it will be a day to wrap up if you are out and also a night. that cold easterly winds is with us into tonight and outbreaks of rain pushed northwards across the pennines and we could see some covering of snow fall in the
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hills and even some low levels. a cool and frosty night for some and mild in the south but through tomorrow we will see that mild air pushing further northwards. brightening up tomorrow across the south and west. but for many people there will be rain. it wouldn't feel a christmas day if it wasn't chilly would it? absolutely. for the last year on breakfast we've been following the journey of friends hughie and freddie, as they've raised more than £230,000 for the royal manchester children's hospital, after hughie was diagnosed with leukaemia. they've been finding out how that money is being spent, and how hospital staff are making christmas as special as can be for the children staying there. hi, everyone. i'm freddie and this is my mate hughie. hi, merry christmas. you might rememberus. this time last year, we got a little bit famous when we raised some funds for the royal manchester children's hospital.
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let's take a recap. cheering and applause. absolutely amazing. thank you to everybody that's donated. so i've been told that you have raised nearly £50,000. - yeah. since that day, a lot has happened. we smashed our target and raised over £230,000. we've been on the telly and radio loads. and we've won a few awards — check these out. we've even been rubbing shoulders with stars, although we're a bit too young to know who some of them are! it is a great honour to meet you. and it's a privilege to meet you. thank you. you're a good person. and you're a good person. thank you. do you two know who that was? kind of. no. sharon stone is, like, —
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like megastar a—lister.| speaking to her is a big deal. right, freddie! this is a serious news interview. clears throat. let's get down to business. this is the royal manchester children's hospital, where i have been having treatment for leukaemia. it's really special here. the nurses and doctors do a brilliant greatjob. hughie told me that some of the kids having to stay here at christmastime, so we've asked the bosses if we can have a virtual tour to find out how they make their stay extra special. they've introduced us to some special guests, amy and kenzie, who are both being treated at the hospital. and don't forget deb, who looks after me while i'm in hospital. she makes the best tea. hi, merry christmas! how are you feeling at the minute? i'm feeling pretty good. christmas eve, i might not feel good but i'll probably feel really dull- but probably when i get home, i will feel pretty much better. i so hopefully, i can get better quick. i because after this whole entire - thing, i can go home and go and go
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meet my family again. can you tell us why you are in hospital at the minute? because i'm having chemo. it can make me a bit poorly. because i am having car t, - because it's helping me get better. i had a really bad cold that did not go away and then, i we found out the news that i had leukaemia. _ so i had to go into the ambulance, full speed, and just got _ to drive there and luckily, i made it _ once you finish this first bit of intensive chemo, then it's much better. i hope you are feeling all right. what is it like being in hospital over christmas? i'm pretty sad that i'm in hospital when it is christmas, _ because then i'm not with my family, opening all of presents _ and being together, _ because you are meant to be together at christmas eve. but it might, like — - when, i go home, we're going to have, like, a party.
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when i get home, like a giant party. and, yeah, i'm looking forward to that when i go home. - yeah. i bet you will enjoy it. once you're in there, you make loads of friends and the nurses there, they're are all awesome, aren't they? and they make it special and you can | play with your friends that you have | made, calm them down or something. how do you make things special for the kids in the hospital over christmastime? we have lots of gifts — lots of gifts. _ lots of donations off- different people, lots of — there is chocolate everywhere. there is chocolate — as you know! yeah, i received gifts last year. the snack trolley comes and i always have probably a fruit pop. _ you mentioned the snack pops there and so, me and freddie have actually raised money to pay for the fruit pops. they do really good fruit. yeah.
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i asked for seconds - because they are that good. i love strawberries. strawberries! raw fruit keeps our body healthy! it certainly does, yeah! thank you. you've been so good but we have to get off and speak to some other people at the hospital, so bye! see you later! bye! oh, i love those glasses, kenzie! merry christmas! see you later! now, viewers watching at home, we have a little secret to tell you. we've organised a special festive surprise for the children and staff who are staying at the hospital this christmas. hello, everyone! hey, everyone! these are our mates max and harvey. record needle scratches. for all the adults watching, these guys are a big deal. just ask your kids. we're gonna sing some songs i for you guys, if that is all right. # last christmas, i i gave you my heart.
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# but the very next. day, you gave it away. # this year, to save me from tears. # i'll give it to someone special. # well, i wish it could be christmas every day. - hey! # jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. - # oh, what fun it is to ride. on a one—horse open sleigh! thank you very much, everyone! thank you! hughie, it's been absolutely brilliant to see some of the work that goes into keeping the hospital running over christmastime. they really do help make it feel special. merry christmas, hughie. merry christmas, freddie. are you ready for the big finale? hughie and freddie, bbc news. chuckles. we're joined now by emily manley, ward sister at royal manchester children's hospital — who looked after hughie while he was ill.
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emily, happy christmas, how are you? happy christmas. we are good. getting ready for a busy and exciting day. getting ready for a busy and exciting day-— getting ready for a busy and exciting day. getting ready for a busy and excitin: da . ~ ., , ., ., , exciting day. what is going to be like on ward? _ exciting day. what is going to be like on ward? we _ exciting day. what is going to be like on ward? we basically - exciting day. what is going to be like on ward? we basically try i exciting day. what is going to be j like on ward? we basically try to kee it as like on ward? we basically try to keep it as exciting _ like on ward? we basically try to keep it as exciting and _ like on ward? we basically try to keep it as exciting and as - like on ward? we basically try to keep it as exciting and as fun - like on ward? we basically try to keep it as exciting and as fun as| like on ward? we basically try to i keep it as exciting and as fun as we can. obviously the children who are here at the moment are the children who wouldn't be able to get home for the day so it's really important that we make it a home from home, santa came last night he has the top of our key worker list and he has brought presents. i think all of the children walk up to see him so they are buzzing this morning. we have lots of more prizes to give out during the day. we will have christmas dinner later on which is an important part of the day. and later in the afternoon we will have a little bit of time for extra abilities so we have now the ability to social distance so we can have a few extra people coming in and
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saying merry christmas to the children. ., , ., ~ saying merry christmas to the children. ., , .w , . saying merry christmas to the children. ., , ,. ., children. that must make such a difference _ children. that must make such a difference to _ children. that must make such a difference to the _ children. that must make such a difference to the atmosphere - children. that must make such a difference to the atmosphere on| children. that must make such a - difference to the atmosphere on the ward for the children. it difference to the atmosphere on the ward for the children.— ward for the children. it makes a massive difference. _ ward for the children. it makes a massive difference. obviously i ward for the children. it makes a | massive difference. obviously we have to be really safe with the covid pandemic at the moment so everything we do is wait up really carefully but we have managed to get a lot of people home for christmas and with facetime and things like that we can make a lot of difference to their day. that we can make a lot of difference to their day-— that we can make a lot of difference to their day. and i know some of the children can — to their day. and i know some of the children can get _ to their day. and i know some of the children can get home _ to their day. and i know some of the children can get home for— to their day. and i know some of the children can get home for an - to their day. and i know some of the children can get home for an hour. to their day. and i know some of the children can get home for an hour to j children can get home for an hour to to see as possible.— to see as possible. yes, definitely. we're trying _ to see as possible. yes, definitely. we're trying to _ to see as possible. yes, definitely. we're trying to make _ to see as possible. yes, definitely. we're trying to make sure - to see as possible. yes, definitely. we're trying to make sure that - we're trying to make sure that everyone who can be a home for christmas with the family is, so we move around things so that they can finish their treatment on christmas eve or this morning or we might started tomorrow rather than today and then anyone who go home, if there well enough to go home for a few hours today will be able to go home and then come back this evening. home and then come back this evenina. ~ . . . home and then come back this evenin.. ~ ., ., ., ., , evening. what are all the carriages that ou
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evening. what are all the carriages that you play _ evening. what are all the carriages that you play on — evening. what are all the carriages that you play on christmas - evening. what are all the carriages that you play on christmas day? i l that you play on christmas day? i know santa came in last night, but emily, what persona do you adopt on christmas day?— christmas day? gosh, well, it's kind of a more extreme _ christmas day? gosh, well, it's kind of a more extreme version - christmas day? gosh, well, it's kind of a more extreme version of- christmas day? gosh, well, it's kind of a more extreme version of what l christmas day? gosh, well, it's kind i of a more extreme version of what we do every day. this award is quite a high—pressure place, but we do try and keep it as light—hearted and fun as possible. we all strive to remind ourselves of the important thing which is family, being together, be upbeat and optimistic, being hopeful, so today, as with most people are christmas, the time you appreciate being with your family and being around people that you love and being gratefulfor what love and being grateful for what you have, so it's more of an extreme version. there might also be a few hours dotted around today. i am glad to hear it. hours dotted around today. i am glad to hear it- huey _ hours dotted around today. i am glad to hear it. huey and _ hours dotted around today. i am glad to hear it. huey and freddie, - hours dotted around today. i am glad to hear it. huey and freddie, they i to hear it. huey and freddie, they raised £230,000 for the royal manchester children's hospital. this manchester child ren's hospital. this has manchester children's hospital. this has raised the profile and wonderful work. ~ ., ., , has raised the profile and wonderful
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work. . ., ., , ., has raised the profile and wonderful work. ~ ., ., , ., , work. what does it mean? it is incredible- _ work. what does it mean? it is incredible. i— work. what does it mean? it is incredible. i remember - work. what does it mean? it is incredible. i remember looking work. what does it mean? it is - incredible. i remember looking after huey when he was first diagnosed and he was always such a happy, cheerful, optimistic boy and him and his mum and freddie and to think that they took the traumatic event in their lives and turned it around to do something which has impacted so positively on hundreds of children, notjust across our ward but across the hospital, the amount of money they have raised is mind boggling and when you put into perspective it is an annual salary and the price of a car and it's an incredible amount of money to raise. the impact is massive. it means a lot personally from the nurses to think that they cared enough and wanted to do that for us but from speaking to the children and families the impact they have made for extra fruit they have, for funding music therapy, it'sjust incredible. it makes a massive
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difference. i incredible. it makes a massive difference-— difference. i love the fact that something — difference. i love the fact that something on _ difference. i love the fact that something on the _ difference. i love the fact that something on the list - difference. i love the fact that something on the list that - difference. i love the fact that - something on the list that needed to have money raised for in part four was slush puppies because there is nothing better than that kind of treat, is there? it’s nothing better than that kind of treat, is there?— nothing better than that kind of treat, is there? it's so good. they are nice anyway. _ treat, is there? it's so good. they are nice anyway, but _ treat, is there? it's so good. they are nice anyway, but especially i treat, is there? it's so good. they. are nice anyway, but especially one of the side—effects of the treatment we give children is a really sore mouth, so quite often all they really can have a something soft or liquidy and something really cold. so to be able to offer them a slush puppy so to be able to offer them a slush puupy day so to be able to offer them a slush puppy day or night whenever they wanted is a huge improvement on their general well—being. it is a nice treat anyway and it can mean the difference between a child not having anything to eat and something nice and that they enjoy. hat having anything to eat and something nice and that they enjoy.— nice and that they en'oy. not that i'm nice and that they en'oy. not that m accusing h nice and that they en'oy. not that m accusing you _ nice and that they en'oy. not that i'm accusing you of_ nice and that they enjoy. not that i'm accusing you of taking - nice and that they enjoy. not that | i'm accusing you of taking anything that you shouldn't, but how many times have you it's not a slush puppy times have you it's not a slush puppy in?— times have you it's not a slush - puppy in?_ emily. puppy in? oh, never, never. emily, it's christmas. _ puppy in? oh, never, never. emily, it's christmas. listen... _ puppy in? oh, never, never. emily,
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it's christmas. listen... i— puppy in? oh, never, never. emily, it's christmas. listen... i probably. it's christmas. listen... i probably would have _ it's christmas. listen... i probably would have it _ it's christmas. listen... i probably would have it with _ it's christmas. listen... i probably would have it with lunch. - it's christmas. listen... i probably would have it with lunch. and - it's christmas. listen... i probably would have it with lunch. and you | would have it with lunch. and you ri . htl would have it with lunch. and you rightly deserve — would have it with lunch. and you rightly deserve it. _ would have it with lunch. and you rightly deserve it. when - would have it with lunch. and you rightly deserve it. when you - would have it with lunch. and you rightly deserve it. when you said | rightly deserve it. when you said that you are all being a little bit more on the children's ward, you willjust be more kind and good and i will say that on behalf of breakfast, thank you. thank you to you and your colleagues and all the work that you do for us. it really is appreciated and many have said we salute you and i thank you and i hope you have a wonderful christmas with you and your loved ones. that is emily manley the ward sister of ward 86 at the royal manchester children's hospital. it is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for many lgbt people christmas can be among the most lonely instead. this our reporterjosh parry is at a special lunch being hosted by chester pride for those who'd otherwise be spending today alone. josh, are preparations already underway? it cannot be said and these last two years have highlighted it more and
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more and rightly so that people are lonely and this is something that needs to be seen and addressed. good morninc , needs to be seen and addressed. good morning. naga- _ needs to be seen and addressed. good morning. naga- as _ needs to be seen and addressed. (limp. morning, naga. as you said they all call this the happiest time of the year but for some people, it can be the most lonely but here in chester, chester pride are hosting a special christmas lunch to tackle loneliness over the christmas period. this comes after a recent research found that young lgbt people are twice as likely to have feelings of loneliness than their non—lgbt counterparts. there is an army of volunteers here throughout the morning who are preparing a three course festive lunch to help tackle loneliness. andrew here is one of the volunteers. morning, andrew and i'm sorry to interrupt you when you are busy. andrew has been making coffee for everyone at the moment and that's very important at this hour. andrew, tell us how important
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is it for you to volunteer for something it is? it is it for you to volunteer for something it is?— is it for you to volunteer for something it is? it must be very rewarding- _ something it is? it must be very rewarding- it — something it is? it must be very rewarding. it is _ something it is? it must be very rewarding. it is very _ something it is? it must be very rewarding. it is very rewarding. | something it is? it must be very| rewarding. it is very rewarding. i have _ rewarding. it is very rewarding. i have been— rewarding. it is very rewarding. i have been doing chester pride for a couple _ have been doing chester pride for a couple of— have been doing chester pride for a couple of years now and i look to .ive couple of years now and i look to give back— couple of years now and i look to give back to the community as much as i can _ give back to the community as much as i can and — give back to the community as much as i can and my family as away this christmas — as i can and my family as away this christmas so — as i can and my family as away this christmas so this is keeping me busy and we _ christmas so this is keeping me busy and we are _ christmas so this is keeping me busy and we are having a great time here. we had _ and we are having a great time here. we had a— and we are having a great time here. we had a great laugh this morning. we had a great laugh this morning. we also have amanda and hannah in the kitchen and how that would be embarrassed to tell you this but she is a christmas hero. the chef that was originally supposed to be cooking is now having to isolate scott hannah has stepped in at the last minute, donned her apron and has been peeling sprouts all morning. if you come through here you can see that the lunch is going to be served here and again there is an army of christmas elves, shall we say, preparing. but this hall scheme, this whole project was the idea of warren who is chair here at chester pride. warren, word of this
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idea come from? it chester pride. warren, word of this idea come from?— chester pride. warren, word of this idea come from? it came a couple of ears idea come from? it came a couple of years ago- — idea come from? it came a couple of years ago- we _ idea come from? it came a couple of years ago. we have _ idea come from? it came a couple of years ago. we have a _ idea come from? it came a couple of years ago. we have a helpline - idea come from? it came a couple of years ago. we have a helpline and i years ago. we have a helpline and it's to _ years ago. we have a helpline and it's to help— years ago. we have a helpline and it's to help people that may have different — it's to help people that may have different issues that they need help with and _ different issues that they need help with and one thing that we found a lot was— with and one thing that we found a lot was that lgbt people were very lonely _ lot was that lgbt people were very lonely and — lot was that lgbt people were very lonely and especially at christmas and the _ lonely and especially at christmas and the idea to give a christmas day dinner— and the idea to give a christmas day dinner came — and the idea to give a christmas day dinner came about two years ago. we launched _ dinner came about two years ago. we launched last year through covid, which _ launched last year through covid, which is _ launched last year through covid, which is more prevalent to be there really— which is more prevalent to be there really and _ which is more prevalent to be there really and it — which is more prevalent to be there really and it has grown ever since. this is— really and it has grown ever since. this is our— really and it has grown ever since. this is our second year but we have seen _ this is our second year but we have seen a _ this is our second year but we have seen a massive increase in numbers and its— seen a massive increase in numbers and it's clear— seen a massive increase in numbers and it's clear is needed.— and it's clear is needed. recent statistics from _ and it's clear is needed. recent statistics from lgbt _ and it's clear is needed. recent statistics from lgbt has - and it's clear is needed. recent statistics from lgbt has shown | and it's clear is needed. recent - statistics from lgbt has shown that lgbt young people are twice as likely to experience feelings of loneliness than non—lgbt people. who; loneliness than non-lgbt people. why is that? there's _ loneliness than non—lgbt people. why is that? there's various reasons. one _ is that? there's various reasons. one that — is that? there's various reasons. one that sticks out is a lot of people — one that sticks out is a lot of people are current accepted by their loved _ people are current accepted by their loved ones — people are current accepted by their loved ones from being lgbt. so by
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doing _ loved ones from being lgbt. so by doing what— loved ones from being lgbt. so by doing what we doing it gives people the space _ doing what we doing it gives people the space to come to. some people have different plans, not being able to -o have different plans, not being able to go to _ have different plans, not being able to go to their families so there are a mixture — to go to their families so there are a mixture of— to go to their families so there are a mixture of different things. some .ood a mixture of different things. some good and _ a mixture of different things. some good and some not so good but it all makes _ good and some not so good but it all makes a _ good and some not so good but it all makes a mixed bag of different reasons — makes a mixed bag of different reasons. �* makes a mixed bag of different reasons. ~ , ., ., ., makes a mixed bag of different reasons. ~ ., ., ., , ., reasons. and you have an army of volunteers — reasons. and you have an army of volunteers here. _ reasons. and you have an army of volunteers here. we _ reasons. and you have an army of volunteers here. we have - reasons. and you have an army of volunteers here. we have alex i reasons. and you have an army of| volunteers here. we have alex and patty who are decorating and you can see that they have bought gifts from people so that people have a goodie bag to take home. taste people so that people have a goodie bag to take home.— bag to take home. we did this last ear and bag to take home. we did this last year and we _ bag to take home. we did this last year and we had _ bag to take home. we did this last year and we had a _ bag to take home. we did this last year and we had a person - bag to take home. we did this last year and we had a person come i bag to take home. we did this last year and we had a person come on bag to take home. we did this last i year and we had a person come on and it was— year and we had a person come on and it was for— year and we had a person come on and it was for some people as was the only card — it was for some people as was the only card they were given and it hit us that— only card they were given and it hit us that we — only card they were given and it hit us that we take a greetings card for granted, _ us that we take a greetings card for granted, but for some people, it is a huge _ granted, but for some people, it is a huge thing so we thought that we would _ a huge thing so we thought that we would go _ a huge thing so we thought that we would go a — a huge thing so we thought that we would go a step further and have a goodie _ would go a step further and have a goodie bag with treats inside so that everybody gets a card and some treats _ that everybody gets a card and some treats to _ that everybody gets a card and some treats to enjoy later on this evening _ treats to enjoy later on this evening when they are back on. thank ou so evening when they are back on. thank you so much — evening when they are back on. thank you so much for—
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evening when they are back on. thank you so much for having _ evening when they are back on. thank you so much for having us _ evening when they are back on. thank you so much for having us here - you so much for having us here today. we had better get cracking because there is still a christmas lunch to prepare so back to you. christmas day can be a lonely experience for some, particularly for young people. to help make a difference, the poet and author, lemn sissay, has spent the last few christmasses providing dinners for care leavers. lemn joins us now. hgppy happy christmas to you, morning. good morning and happy christmas to you and i hope that your golf handicap, whatever it is, gets better! ~ ., handicap, whatever it is, gets better! ., ., �*, handicap, whatever it is, gets better! ~ ., ., �*, ., ,, better! we all hope that! let's talk about what you _ better! we all hope that! let's talk about what you are _ better! we all hope that! let's talk about what you are doing. - better! we all hope that! let's talk i about what you are doing. honestly, it is joyful because there are people who are spending time in, what drew you to this over the last few christmases?— few christmases? well, there are christmas dinners _ few christmases? well, there are christmas dinners happening i few christmases? well, there are christmas dinners happening all | few christmases? well, there are i christmas dinners happening all over the country right now for care
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leavers between the ages of 18 and 25. folkestone is a great example, it's their first year this year. it has been going for nine years now. 2022 will be the tenth year. christmas day, not always but it can be for people who've been in care and incredibly difficult time because it is a reminder, well, i will talk about myself. when i left care at 18 the christmas afterwards was a reminder of everything that i had never had and that is family and love, warmth and gifts from someone who loves you and relates, is relative, is your relative, i didn't have that. so when i left the care system from the children's homes and foster care, it was, from that first
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advert of sainsbury�*s, you know, i think it is in mid—october those adverts start, a sort of clenching of your heart happens because you realise that you are coming closer and closer to a moment where you will feel incredibly isolated and alone. ., ~' ., will feel incredibly isolated and alone. ., ~ ., ., . ., , alone. you know, you articulate this so well and — alone. you know, you articulate this so well and you _ alone. you know, you articulate this so well and you can _ alone. you know, you articulate this so well and you can because - alone. you know, you articulate this so well and you can because of- alone. you know, you articulate this so well and you can because of your| so well and you can because of your experience you spoke about having those feelings of just experience you spoke about having those feelings ofjust being around people you love. it is also about having things that you can cherish as well. i know there are so many different ways of doing this. talk to me about maggiejones... filth. to me about maggie jones. .. 0h, cosh. to me about maggie jones. .. oh, gosh- they _ to me about maggie jones. .. oh, gosh- they go. — to me about maggie jones. .. oh, gosh. they go, tell— to me about maggie jones. .. oh, gosh. they go, tell us _ to me about maggie jones. .. oh, gosh. they go, tell us about i to me about maggie jones. .. oh, i gosh. they go, tell us about maggie. 0k, mac aie gosh. they go, tell us about maggie. 0k. maggie lloyd — gosh. they go, tell us about maggie. 0k, maggie lloyd jones _ gosh. they go, tell us about maggie. 0k, maggie lloyd jones heard - 0k, maggie lloyd jones heard somebody, i think it might be me, talking about not having a hug when i was in care, not being physically hugged. and not been touched from
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the age of 12 to 18. that was my memory of care was not being touched. and this woman, who worked in childcare most of her life, wanted to give young people the equivalent of a hug. and she got together a few friends and ask them together a few friends and ask them to make quilts, bespoke, original quilts. and she made sure, this about three orfour years quilts. and she made sure, this about three or four years ago now, that she sent those quilts to the christmas dinners around the country like i said folkestone, leeds, bradford, manchester, sutton, hackney. and she made sure that each young person could choose quilts. so we would have them in a room on christmas day as well as presence for the young people, as well as a christmas dinner but these quilts. i
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never thought that quilts would be a thing, i really didn't. i didn't understand it. but every young person, aside from christmas day, receive one beautiful quilt that in selfridge's would cost you probably 150, 200 quid. selfridge's would cost you probably 150,200 quid. they are top selfridge's would cost you probably 150, 200 quid. they are top notch. and they obviously mean so much. this has been a year, two years really like no other. this this has been a year, two years really like no other.— this has been a year, two years really like no other. this year they are aaivin really like no other. this year they are giving i000 — really like no other. this year they are giving 1000 quilts _ really like no other. this year they are giving 1000 quilts to _ really like no other. this year they are giving 1000 quilts to care i are giving 1000 quilts to care leavers all over the country. maggie has set up, quilts for care leavers and she makes sure that everyone gets one. and it is, for her, the equivalent of a hug. and it isjust a beautiful thing. google it and you will find it. it
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a beautiful thing. google it and you will find it. , a beautiful thing. google it and you willfind it. , . ., , will find it. it sounds marvellous. i could talk— will find it. it sounds marvellous. i could talk to _ will find it. it sounds marvellous. i could talk to you _ will find it. it sounds marvellous. i could talk to you forever, i will find it. it sounds marvellous. i could talk to you forever, as i will find it. it sounds marvellous. | i could talk to you forever, as you well know but i would like to finish with this gorgeous poem you wrote called to the dayjust reflecting on what we have been through, at least last year. i what we have been through, at least last ear. . , last year. i read this in westminster _ last year. i read this in westminster abbey i last year. i read this in - westminster abbey yesterday. last year. i read this in _ westminster abbey yesterday. last year, to the day when we were apart with one more eve of snow filled dreams socially distanced at a window's persistence we spoke to each other through screens. we did our best with what we had, placed one food outside called doors. we blew kisses to grandma and grandad and loved and loved like never before. tonight, tonight we are together at last, like banks of sweeping sleeping snow. we melt into each other�*s arms and like a winter river flow, each other�*s arms and like a winter riverflow, touch each other�*s arms and like a winter river flow, touch and each other�*s arms and like a winter riverflow, touch and be each other�*s arms and like a winter river flow, touch and be touched.
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hold and be held. bathing delight. all is calm and all is well, the stars and winters light. this social distance has taught me what it means to be close. there is nothing greater than to be with the ones we love the most. greater than to be with the ones we love the most-— love the most. perfect words for toda . love the most. perfect words for today- thank — love the most. perfect words for today. thank you _ love the most. perfect words for today. thank you for _ love the most. perfect words for today. thank you for the - love the most. perfect words for today. thank you for the good i love the most. perfect words for i today. thank you for the good you are doing. enjoy your christmas day. thank you for speaking to me this morning. thank you for speaking to me this morninc. . ~', ., thank you for speaking to me this morninc. . ., . . morning. thanks to all the social workers and _ morning. thanks to all the social workers and nhs _ morning. thanks to all the social workers and nhs workers - morning. thanks to all the social workers and nhs workers and i morning. thanks to all the social- workers and nhs workers and foster workers and nhs workers and foster workers who have done so much of young people as well. ichute]!!! workers who have done so much of young people as well.— it's going to be a christmas day like no other for friends kat, charlotte and abby, as they spend the day in the middle of the atlantic. they're taking part in a 3,000 mile rowing race from the canary islands to antigua — and they're doing it to raise money for cancer charities, after discovering kat's cancer had returned this year.
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mike bushell reports. christmas at sea in the middle of the big blue. three friends in a rowing boat try to get across the atlantic and into the world record books. cat, charlotte, and abby. and rather than the family for company this christmas, a pod of dolphins captured by their boat's camera. a moment of beauty, a wonder to ease the pain of body sores and extreme exhaustion from lack of sleep on this voyage of endless horizon, at the mercy of all this wilderness can throw at them and their boat, dolly parton, with no bathroom, toilet, kitchen, let alone the trimmings many enjoy on christmas day. we're in the middle of the atlantic. the water is choppy so we are getting a bit wet. but the sun is out. so it is not a typical christmas. ithink, honestly, the biggest thing for us was literally this the first ten days, which was just settling into that routine of sleep deprivation.
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because with three rowers we are rowing two hours on, getting an hour off, so i think we didn't realise how much that would impact us. so there have been a lot of tears, but i think we are over that now and i think we have settled into the routine of the lack of sleep. for the three friends this has already been a story of determination and defiance. last christmas cat was in hospital receiving radiotherapy to treat cancer. in the summer she was told that had returned. so as well as everything else at sea she must take daily medication to keep tumours and symptoms in check. while their efforts raise money for three cancer charities. i'm actually good. it was a bit dicey before we came out. i wasn't very well, had a few infections. but being on the boat, a bit of seasickness, we have been all right. she is pretty amazing. it's all her own doing. if there's a mountain she climbs it.
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if there's a road she wants to run it. so we're just terrified of what she come up with next. her doctors and that have been very... very supportive. ..very supportive. they have been brilliant in making sure that making sure she has all she needs, everything that's necessary to make sure she can stay healthy while she is doing it, yeah. two weeks ago cat's parents were unsure to give the team a hero send—off from the canary islands. see you in antigua! now back home they are doing their best to make christmas feel as normal as possible. we were just wondering whether we ought to lay a place for her at the table. just to say, you know, absent friends. and i'm not too sure, really, it will be probably telephones on the table and everyone watching. it will be a wrench from tradition for all the team. this is going to be be difficult. she didn't take any pyjamas.
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traditionally, we wear pyjamas on christmas day. but she didn't take pyjamas, they were too heavy. we will toast the great adventure. yes, in our pyjamas. while abby hasn't seen her mum and dad for nearly two years and when they went to new zealand before the pandemic. they are trying to stay upbeat. how exciting that you are able to be out there doing all this. there are people around the world who would rather be out there in the middle of the atlantic watching whales go past than sitting in, wherever, the uk or new zealand, with a glass of wine. i would rather be out there as well. so merry christmas, give each other a big hug. we all love you loads and loads. despite the distance, the families will be doing their best to send the christmas spirit across the ocean. we've got christmas cake. i made them a mini christmas cake to take. so they have got some christmas spirit there. i've bought them some sparkly christmas specs, christmas tree, reindeer spectacles that would over their sunglasses. and we're not saving
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any chocolate for you. we will launch into christmas carols. you're right, we've got — my mum's made a christmas cake, hawaiian shirts, we've got glasses, hats, tinsel for the boat, which we will decorate christmas eve stop and then our treat is also a diet coke. so not your average christmas day feast, but we will take sort of ten minutes just to be together and have our diet coke and cake and then we will have to crack on. so while it won't feel like any other christmas, the festive feeling will help spur them on towards the goal. happy christmas to charlotte, cat, and abby. we know you will not stop for any celebration, but i hope maybe you will wear a santa hat and have some tinsel around your neck and maybe have a one—minute celebration and we're thinking of
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you and we will see you and antigua. hopefully with a new world record. it's lovely to get messages from family and friends. itjust kind of spurs us on to get rowing and try to get to antigua even quicker. so it's wonderful to hear, to hear those messages as well. happy christmas, everybody. kat, abby and charlottejoin us now from the atlantic ocean. hgppy happy christmas. happy christmas to you too! happy christmas. happy christmas to ou too! ~ ., ., happy christmas. happy christmas to ou too! ~ ., . . ,, happy christmas. happy christmas to ou too! ~ ., . . «i happy christmas. happy christmas to ou too! . ., ., ., «i �* ,, , you too! who am i talking to? abbey. how's it going. _ you too! who am i talking to? abbey. how's it going, tell— you too! who am i talking to? abbey. how's it going, tell me _ you too! who am i talking to? abbey. how's it going, tell me how— you too! who am i talking to? abbey. how's it going, tell me how it's i how's it going, tell me how it's going? how's it going, tell me how it's acoin ? �* , how's it going, tell me how it's ttoin? �*, ., ., how's it going, tell me how it's ccoin? �*, . ., ,, . . how's it going, tell me how it's going? it's good. catton sharla are on the oars — going? it's good. catton sharla are on the oarsiust — going? it's good. catton sharla are on the oarsjust keeping _ going? it's good. catton sharla are on the oarsjust keeping us - going? it's good. catton sharla arej on the oarsjust keeping us moving on the oars just keeping us moving towards antigua. we are not going to get there without them rowing hard, so they are rowing and i'm chatting to you. can they shout hello or are
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they hard at it? they can shout hello. �* . ,., , they hard at it? they can shout hello. �* . , «i hello. hi! brilliant. it sounds like ou all in hello. hi! brilliant. it sounds like you all in good — hello. hi! brilliant. it sounds like you all in good spirits. _ hello. hi! brilliant. it sounds like you all in good spirits. so - hello. hi! brilliant. it sounds like you all in good spirits. so just i you all in good spirits. so just explain to everybody you take turns rowing don't you? is every two hours? . ,., . ., rowing don't you? is every two hours? . . ., ., hours? yeah, so we have got two ositions hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that _ hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that we _ hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that we can _ hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that we can row - hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that we can row in i hours? yeah, so we have got two positions that we can row in so i positions that we can row in so that is always to people on the oars and we take it two hours on the oars and then we get one hour. we only get half the amount of rest unfortunately. i half the amount of rest unfortunately.- half the amount of rest unfortunately. half the amount of rest unfortunatel . ._ . «i half the amount of rest unfortunatel . . «i , ., unfortunately. i will say thank you very much — unfortunately. i will say thank you very much for— unfortunately. i will say thank you very much for using _ unfortunately. i will say thank you very much for using your- unfortunately. i will say thank you very much for using your rest i unfortunately. i will say thank you | very much for using your rest time to talk to me this morning. how has it been? how many days have you been out there? the last time i think we spoke we were talking about avoiding all sorts of things such as chafing etc anything to worry about or is it all going swimmingly?— etc anything to worry about or is it all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here —
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all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here for— all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here for 13 _ all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here for 13 days _ all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here for 13 days now - all going swimmingly? well, we have been out here for 13 days now i i been out here for 13 days now i think. not that we are counting! but 13 days and i think it is all going pretty well. like cats said on the video there, you know, we have all got blisters on our hands and to be honest we are all absolutely exhausted. but actually i think we are just starting to find our stride and we are settling into the rhythm of it now. ., ._ of it now. tell me today when it comes to _ of it now. tell me today when it comes to food, _ of it now. tell me today when it comes to food, is _ of it now. tell me today when it comes to food, is there - of it now. tell me today when it comes to food, is there a i of it now. tell me today when it i comes to food, is there a christmas theme or is itjust going to be a day like every other? for the next 13 and who knows how many more. i think it isjust going to be a day like every other. i know some of the other teams had reindeer stew on board and some of them had freeze—dried christmas dinners i think we will be staring down the
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barrel of another macaroni cheese! but we have got some chocolate, christmas chocolate that my parents sent me some of my favourite sweets from new zealand for christmas. we will be doing that as well. and we have got a christmas cake. edi have got a christmas cake. of course. will you get a chance to say hello to family at some point today? that will give you boost surely. yeah, absolutely. on all of our watches we have got various phone calls scheduled in with friends and family. i have already spoken to my parents because obviously they are ahead, 13 hours ahead or something so i have spoken to them. by no cat and charlotte have got calls lined up and charlotte have got calls lined up with family later on.— and charlotte have got calls lined up with family later on. thank you all, aood up with family later on. thank you all. good luck— up with family later on. thank you all, good luck and _ up with family later on. thank you all, good luck and keep _ up with family later on. thank you all, good luck and keep going. i up with family later on. thank you j all, good luck and keep going. we are all behind you, terribly impressed and happy christmas to you all. . .. impressed and happy christmas to you all. . «i , ., impressed and happy christmas to you all. . «i i. . impressed and happy christmas to you all. . . all. thank you so much. happy christmas! _ all. thank you so much. happy
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christmas! imagine _ all. thank you so much. happy christmas! imagine that, i all. thank you so much. happy christmas! imagine that, what| all. thank you so much. happyl christmas! imagine that, what a all. thank you so much. happy i christmas! imagine that, what a way to send christmas! imagine that, what a way to spend christmas _ christmas! imagine that, what a way to spend christmas day! _ perhaps a christmas day walk may be on the cards later, but what about a marathon? this morning, army officer captain scott fisher finished his 15th marathon in 15 days — his target is to complete 27 of them. and it's all to raise awareness of a rare condition his wife megan lives with — called mast cell activation syndrome. captain scottjoins us now. good morning, merry christmas. how are you feeling? i’m good morning, merry christmas. how are you feeling?— are you feeling? i'm a little bit tired if i'm _ are you feeling? i'm a little bit tired if i'm honest! _ are you feeling? i'm a little bit tired if i'm honest! that's i are you feeling? i'm a little bit i tired if i'm honest! that's allowed! how is megan? — tired if i'm honest! that's allowed! how is megan? she's _ tired if i'm honest! that's allowed! how is megan? she's 0k. - tired if i'm honest! that's allowed! how is megan? she's 0k. she i tired if i'm honest! that's allowed! how is megan? she's 0k. she is l how is megan? she's 0k. she is currently upstairs _ how is megan? she's 0k. she is currently upstairs watching - how is megan? she's 0k. she is currently upstairs watching this. currently upstairs watching this hopefully with my daughter, so she is well rested from having been in hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing _ hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing all _ hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing all of _ hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing all of this _ hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing all of this because - hospital at the moment. absolutely. you are doing all of this because of. you are doing all of this because of megan's diagnosis three years ago. 15 days in, what is the hope? you're
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raising money for charity, what is the hope? i raising money for charity, what is the ho e? ~' ., the hope? i think there are three thins for the hope? i think there are three things for me _ the hope? i think there are three things for me really. _ the hope? i think there are three things for me really. the - the hope? i think there are three things for me really. the first. things for me really. the first things for me really. the first thing is raising the money because it will give people with this, i can't tell you how horrible disease, some hope on christmas. the second one is raising the awareness because both people outside and inside the medical community haven't heard of this disease. in the third one really is the longer term effort and equipping the front—line medical care team, you know your gps etc with the tools to diagnose and the means to test for this disease and making that readily available, so that the timeframe for diagnosis can be cut down quite severely. what that the timeframe for diagnosis can be cut down quite severely.- be cut down quite severely. what do mast cells do _ be cut down quite severely. what do mast cells do two _ be cut down quite severely. what do mast cells do two because _ be cut down quite severely. what do mast cells do two because this - be cut down quite severely. what do mast cells do two because this is - mast cells do two because this is something i was learning about when i was reading about what you are doing. what does this mast cell activation syndrome cause? so your
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mast cell, it is the main cell that is involved in allergic reactions. so when a normal person, someone who is clinically normal, has an allergic reaction, they may get hives and swelling and they understand what that trigger is. so for example someone with a peanut allergy may be going to anaphylaxis but they know it is peanuts. when somebody has this, what happens is the mast cells are in a state of dysregulation. so the body doesn't know what its triggers are in those triggers can change day by day. so one day it could be wheat, the next day could be something. and what it effectively gives you an allergic reaction to anything and it is like playing a game where you don't know the rules and the outcome could be anaphylactic and death really. find anaphylactic and death really. and when we talk _
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anaphylactic and death really. and when we talk about megan, megan was an army reservist, she was very fit, is unassuming. was very fit and healthy. so itjust struck randomly. yeah. so when i met megan, she was probably lifting more weight than i was. she was quicker than i was. and then we had our daughter together and she contracted severe sepsis from childbirth and the doctors think that that has mutated gene in her body that is then caused her to have this disease and she has gone from a top level equestrian army reservist, weightlifter, to being in a bed for 22 hours a day, in a wheelchair and she takes all of the food by tubes now. it is wheelchair and she takes all of the food by tubes now.— food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking _ food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking to _ food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear _ food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear and - food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear and it - food by tubes now. it is absolutely heartbreaking to hear and it must| food by tubes now. it is absolutely l heartbreaking to hear and it must be for you as well. i was looking at
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why 27 and those quite a poignant reason why running 27 marathons in 27 days. reason why running 27 marathons in 27 da s. ., ,., reason why running 27 marathons in 27 da s. ., ., reason why running 27 marathons in 27da s. ., ., ~ , 27 days. yeah, so to keep the condition _ 27 days. yeah, so to keep the condition under _ 27 days. yeah, so to keep the condition under control - 27 days. yeah, so to keep the condition under control shut l 27 days. yeah, so to keep the i condition under control shut she takes more tablets and 27 now but originally she took 27 tablets when i originally counted them and i thought, sat there i thought this is absolutely crazy. 27 tablets for one person in their mid—20s is too much. and i counted them out and i looked at challenges that had 27 in and eddies are's 27 marathons was the first one that popped up and i thought, this was only 12 weeks ago, i thought i will give that a crack and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas _ and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas day, _ and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas day, i _ and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas day, i know - and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas day, i know it - and i will do over christmas. well, today christmas day, i know it is l today christmas day, i know it is not a day for a break. are you running it after the christmas dinner? before christmas dinner? it is already done. 0h, dinner? before christmas dinner? it is already done. oh, well, there is no wonder you are tired! i had is already done. oh, well, there is no wonder you are tired!— no wonder you are tired! i had a -hone no wonder you are tired! i had a phone call— no wonder you are tired! i had a phone call from _ no wonder you are tired! i had a phone call from your _ no wonder you are tired! i had a phone call from your colleagues
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no wonder you are tired! i had a - phone call from your colleagues late last night who thought i might be in bed, so i finished a phone call, went downstairs a through my running kit on and i said i'm going to go and do it now because i don't think i can get up at one o'clock in the morning, do six hours of running and then, stay onto the bbc! melt. morning, do six hours of running and then, stay onto the bbc!— then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell ou what then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell you what you _ then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell you what you look _ then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell you what you look in _ then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell you what you look in fine _ then, stay onto the bbc! well, tell you what you look in fine fettle. i l you what you look in fine fettle. i know you said megan is upstairs with your daughter getting ready, hopefully she will be able to enjoy some of christmas day with you. a big christmas dinner at least some of christmas day with you. a big christmas dinner at [east or are you keeping it all nice and trim so you keeping it all nice and trim so you can carry on? because you have a few more to do yet. so you can carry on? because you have a few more to do yet.— few more to do yet. so mean for me i will be eating — few more to do yet. so mean for me i will be eating whatever _ few more to do yet. so mean for me i will be eating whatever i _ few more to do yet. so mean for me i will be eating whatever i want - will be eating whatever i want but for somebody with this disease, if you can imagine for the public you are sat at home now, if you had it, megan is literally going to sit there with the plate of plain mashed potato because that is all she can stomach alongside her feeding tube. so we have tried not to focus our christmas around food this year,
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which has been really hard when it is such a big part of it but it is just the right thing to do to make sure my wife is included in the whole day. sure my wife is included in the whole day-— sure my wife is included in the whole da . ~ ,., whole day. well, it is a sobering thouuht whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but _ whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but what _ whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but what is _ whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but what is clear - whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but what is clear and i whole day. well, it is a sobering thought but what is clear and is | thought but what is clear and is probably more important than anything is that she is loved and loved and supported by you and it is evident. and what you are doing is admirable i wish you all the best for the next 12 you have. and i hope that the money raised does bring more awareness and absolutely more treatment as well. wishing you and your family had very happy, treatment as well. wishing you and yourfamily had very happy, happy christmas. your family had very happy, happy christmas. . , ., your family had very happy, happy christmas. ., , ., ., christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas of — christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas of the _ christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas of the public _ christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas of the public as _ christmas. thanks, you too. i made christmas of the public as well, - christmas of the public as well, thanks for the support.- christmas of the public as well, thanks for the support. thank you. that is captain _ thanks for the support. thank you. that is captain scott _ thanks for the support. thank you. that is captain scott fischer - thanks for the support. thank you. j that is captain scott fischer there. seven minutes to ninth, we have to talk to matt. bright for some, snow for some, windy as well. a bit of everything
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this morning yes. rather damp, drizzly out there for the southern half of the country but take a look at this, a short while ago in aberdeenshire, eastern scotland. a lovely coating of snow, officially a white christmas there this morning. and there are a few other spots shown here that i've had a white christmas recorded from the yorkshire dales northwards across these eastern areas we have had one or two snow flurries around and some continue at the moment and it's the first part of the day but they will be gradually fading. you see the white here on the chart. if i step back you can see the blue, this is where we have rain at the moment and heavy rain across the south west into south wales, edging towards northern ireland at the moment. away from that though it is like patchy rain or drizzle, misty over the hills as well and comparatively mild in the south—west can lead to the north—east. much of the sunshine throughout the day, the far north of england and scotland, compared to the cloudy conditions elsewhere but it is here where the wind will be strongest. a south—easterly wind
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that will continue to strengthen throughout and that is going to really add to the chill this christmas day. not so towards the south—west and this is where we see temperatures around ten, 11 degrees may be a little bit more of the sun. only four or five celsius on the thermometers across these eastern areas, add on the effect of this strong wind it is going to feel sub—0 for many, feeling closer to a -1 -2 sub—0 for many, feeling closer to a —i —2 in some parts of scotland. with that cold air in place, with the rain pushing northwards across many areas tonight will turn quite readily to snow even in some lower levels in far northern england. it could give a coating for boxing day, blowing around in the strong winds. the risk of ice as well as that pushes its way in. a mild night in the south but tomorrow after some early morning rain and showers that should brighten up a little bit. rain, sleet and snow pushing northwards across scotland gradually taking that mild air slowly with it. but a bit of a turnaround that boxing day, cloud, patchy rain and snow in the south, more in the way
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of sunshine, rain and snow in the north. whatever your plans christmas day enjoy them. it has been a lovely spending christmas morning with you, matt. take care. the queen's speech is inspected to be particularly personal with reminders of the duke of edinburgh. we're joined now by royal historian, professor kate williams. it will be a very poignant message from the queen today. yes. it will be a very poignant message from the queen today.— it will be a very poignant message from the queen today. yes, we are exectin: from the queen today. yes, we are exoeeting the _ from the queen today. yes, we are expecting the queen _ from the queen today. yes, we are expecting the queen to _ from the queen today. yes, we are expecting the queen to talk - from the queen today. yes, we are expecting the queen to talk about. expecting the queen to talk about the death of the duke of edinburgh, her husband. we will expect her to thank all the well—wishers across the world for their support in their engagement in this particularly difficult time like so many of the royalfamily, the queen difficult time like so many of the royal family, the queen went able to mourn the duke of edinburgh in the way they would have liked. the poignant pictures of the queen
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morning alone in windsor. so she will be talking i think about much more personal messages you are saying that we usually have. one is a bit less about her work in international work, more about the family and about the experience of being without the duke of edinburgh for her first christmas. and of course it will be again christmas spent at windsor. as you alluded to last year it was just her in the duke of edinburgh. this year she will be spending it with some members of herfamily. yeah, normally the queen would have quite a large christmas at sandringham, they give christmas presents on christmas eve, a big christmas lunch at buckingham palace. both of those are cancelled. illegal but i think the queen felt that they simply weren't quite appropriate now to have these big occasions, particularly for the staff at buckingham palace as well. so she
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made that decision to be just at windsor and should be visited we understand by prince charles and camilla. i think she was hoping to be visited by princess anne and her husband but her husband has now tested positive for covid. so it will be a very small christmas to the one she's used to. and christmas for the queen she is very fond of a big family occasion, she likes to make a big occasion. sol big family occasion, she likes to make a big occasion. so i think it will be particular poignant for her without the duke and again due to covid it will be much reduced. i covid it will be much reduced. i think that many people changing their plans. briefly, kate, we saw their plans. briefly, kate, we saw the duchess of cambridge yesterday evening playing the piano. yes. the duchess of cambridge yesterday evening playing the piano.— evening playing the piano. yes, the duchess of cambridge _ evening playing the piano. yes, the duchess of cambridge playing - evening playing the piano. yes, the duchess of cambridge playing the l duchess of cambridge playing the piano, she said it had been a great help to her during lockdown. she used to play as a child. i don't think anybody realised that she was still keeping it up at the carol service. so really i think that was a beautiful moment playing the piano. and as you say, you know, the
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queen and the royal family they're not having the christmas of their dreams. so many people in this country are isolated are ill and they carve what they wanted and i think everyone is hoping that next year will be a better christmas for 70 people. year will be a better christmas for 70 --eole. . , year will be a better christmas for 70 people-— 70 people. certainly r. professor kate williams, _ 70 people. certainly r. professor kate williams, merry _ 70 people. certainly r. professor kate williams, merry christmas | 70 people. certainly r. professor| kate williams, merry christmas to you. kate williams, merry christmas to ou. . ~' kate williams, merry christmas to ou. . ~ , .,
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this is bbc news broadcasting in the uk and around the globe i'm martine croxall. our top stories... a different look christmas day for many.... volunteers man vaccine centres in england as the race to fight the surging omricon variant doesn't stop for the holiday. little festive cheer for millions of travellers facing disruption as the world—wide record surge in omicron cases means cancelled flights and staff shortages. the queen is expected to give a very personal christmas message this year — her first since the death of her husband prince philip. merry christmas from here at windsor where the queen will be spending the day. she had wanted a big family christmas at sandringham but like many of us, she had to change her plans because of coronavirus. and going further and deeper
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