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will we are bringing you coverage of the novak djokovic story. the student government is deciding whether to deport him and it is not clear when the final decision will be made. —— the australian government. in the last few minutes we had from his family in a press conference in belgrade. this was his brother. it conference in belgrade. this was his brother. , , , . ., brother. it is very difficult to defend novak _
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brother. it is very difficult to defend novak and _ brother. it is very difficult to defend novak and not - brother. it is very difficult to | defend novak and not offend brother. it is very difficult to - defend novak and not offend anyone at the same time. we are fighters forjustice and rule of law and we have done everything we could to follow all the procedures.- have done everything we could to follow all the procedures. whilst we had from his — follow all the procedures. whilst we had from his family, _ follow all the procedures. whilst we had from his family, novak- follow all the procedures. whilst we had from his family, novak djokovici had from his family, novak djokovic who we thought would join the news conference but didn't, has taken to twitter and announced for the first time since he announced last week it was on his way to australia, i am pleased and grateful the judge overturned my visa consolation. despite all that has happened i want to stay and try to complete and the australian open. —— compete. for now i cannot say more but thank you all for standing with me through all of this and encouraging me to stand strong. let me show you the news conference is which still going on in belgrade. his family, mother,
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uncle and brother, going on in belgrade. he was due to bejoining that. at the moment we have not seen him i think there are some photographs that novak djokovic has posted himself of him standing on the court. let's listen and a bit more to the news conference. it is been a long. _ more to the news conference. it is been a long. long _ more to the news conference. it 3 been a long, long night for more to the news conference. it 1 been a long, long night for us in europe, from midnight until 7am stop myself, i have been enjoying the process because i have to say how much i admirejudge kelly and the way he led with the whole process because i think it was very detailed, very thorough and very neutral and i want to thank him on behalf of the whole family for leading the process in such a way and for showing the world the whole
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truth and nothing but the truth. you said ou truth and nothing but the truth. you said you have _ truth and nothing but the truth. you said you have enjoyed the experience. i said you have en'oyed the experience._ said you have en'oyed the exerience. . , experience. i have been en'oying the rocess. experience. i have been en'oying the process. you — experience. i have been en'oying the process. you have t experience. i have been en'oying the process. you have been _ experience. i have been enjoying the process. you have been watching - experience. i have been enjoying the| process. you have been watching bbc news. still those. he has been called many names in many countries around the world but he is only fighting for the liberty of choice and that is all i'm going to say. where is he now?
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we've been hearing the reactions to novak djokovic being released from detention in melbourne — after winning an appeal against the decision to refuse him entry to australia. his family say he's now returned to the court, after the verdict. there could yet be another twist but djokovic has tweeted that he wants to stay on and defend his australian open title — he's looking to win a record 21st grand slam. if he does compete, the former wimbledon champion marion bartoli thinks it could be a difficult challenge after recent events. i think he can work his way through that first week and build momentum towards the second week but it is more how mentally and psychologically he could be affected by all of this and the headlines. he is the best when he is under pressure but it is more about how the crowd is going to react. if he has a whole stadium against him booing or whatever how much is that going to affect him? it is hard to tell in advance.
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nick kyrgios has spoken out about how the djokovic situation had been handled — but he now has problems of his own. he's revealed that he's tested positive for covid—i9. he said he was feeling healthy and had no symptoms but with the australian open starting a week from today, his participation must be in doubt. but with the australian open starting a week from today, his participation must be in doubt. kyrgios pulled out of last week's melbourne warm—up event, due to an illness that sparked his asthma and although he tested negative at the time, today he confirmed he had contracted the virus. british number three harriet dart is through to the second round of qualifying for the australian open. she beat federica di sarra in straight sets and next faces alycia parks of the united states, who's ranked 91 places below her. samantha murray sharan is out though, and there'll be five more britons beginning their attempts to make it into the main draw tomorrow. the first of the day's africa cup of nations matches is underway — it's senegal versus zimbabwe in the western city of batoussam and it's goalless so far. senegal are africa's top—ranked team and were runners up to algeria in 2019 but they've been hit by numberous covid cases — among those missing are captain kalidou koulibaly
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and chelsea goalkeeper edouard mendy. even so, they're expected to beat a side ranked 101 places below them — zimbabwe are hoping to avoid a third straight exit at the group stage. zimbabwe are without aston villa midfielder marvelous nakamba for the entire tournament, after he underwent knee surgery, and winger khama billat is absent after his shock retirement. the tiny comoros islands will make their debut at the tournament later — they take on gabon in yaounde. the archipelago is one of football's youngest nations — they onlyjoined fifa in 2005 — but in qualifying for this competition they won a first competitive international away from home in togo and held egypt to a draw, to make the finals. they're in a tough group, which also includes former winners ghana and morocco but comoros defender said bakari believes they deserve their place. ghana and morocco but comoros defender said bakari believes they deserve their place. for us that is not a shock because we know what we can do but we have respect for the other teams because we are new in the competition but we don't come as a new team, we come as a team like other teams, so we believe in our team, we have confidence in our football and we are going to play like every team,
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we are going to play to win. five supporters have been arrested for incidents during crystal palace's 2—1 win at millwall in the fa cup on saturday. the fa are investigating after both sets of fans threw flares onto the pitch and a bottle struck the palace midfielder michael olise. cctv images have been sent to the police and one palace fan has been arrested. in addition, one millwall supporter was arrested for alleged discriminatory abuse, two for assaulting stewards, and anotherfor a pitch incursion. millwall have said they will issue life bans for anyone found guilty of discriminatory abuse. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. we can hear more now of the prime minister borisjohnson's interview about the government's approach to covid in the coming months. he was speaking at a vaccination centre in west london. let's listen to what he had to say. we will continue to use testing as one of our most important lines
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of defence for as long as necessary. the other important line of defence is getting vaccinated. fantastic to be here at boots and i have talked to someone who was getting vaccinated for the first time, it's really important to come forward to get vaccinated. the boosters are going well, we have done 36 million busters, 90% of people over 50. clearly there is an opportunity for people who have not been boosted to come and use those slots and it can make a huge difference. the nhs is still under a lot of pressure, 18,000 people in beds, covid patients in the nhs, it is vital we look after our health and look after the nhs
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and get boosted. i think we will use lateral flow tests as long as they are important. there is a similar argument to be had about the quarantine period, whether to come down from seven days to five days, and i think we should look at the science. on quarantine, do you see the benefits of the review? we are looking at that and we will act according to the science as we always have. i would say to everybody, omicron is still out there, it's incredibly contagious, everybody will know somebody who has had it. it can be pretty unpleasant.
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sadly, as you know, 90% of the people who are in icu with covid have not been vaccinated. it is absolutely crucial that gets their booster and can make a huge difference. is it possible we could see changes? we have to make sure we see off omicron, we are making great progress. the number of people who have been boosted is 36 million. 90% of over—505 have been done. there are still millions who need to do it. loads of people have had two jabs but haven't yet come forward for their booster. i say to everybody join the movement. i have seen the queues this morning. there is still a lot of enthusiasm to get boosted and i hope everyone does it. will you be reconsidering rules? anger at the fact of mandatory vaccination or that people aren't getting vaccinated? angerfrom some in the nhs at mandatory vaccination.
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the numbers are increasing. what people also need to know is a sizeable percentage of those 18,000 have contracted covid in hospital, perhaps 30% or more, you get infected in hospital. to me that isjust not acceptable. you shouldn't go into hospital and then contract covid. it is very important that our nhs staff should be properly protected, properly vaccinated, and i certainly encourage that. will you be talking to the chancellor this week about how to help people struggling? i have been meeting the chancellor constantly. met last night to talk about it. i understand how difficult it is for people, the pressures people are facing on household finances.
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this is the result of global price spikes as a result of the economy coming back from covid, but it is making life very tough and we've got to make sure that people are aware of the things they can do, the money we are putting into our local councils to help people in hardship, the cold weather payments, the warm homes discount, money for pensioners. the package all together to support people, particularly to support the cost of heating, is about {4.2 billion but i understand how difficult it is and we are looking at what we can do.
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but that focus is on energy bills and most households are going to feel the squeeze. energy isjust one component of the problem. there is inflationary pressure caused by the world economy coming back from covid. in the us i think inflation is likely to be the highest it's been since the early 805, the eurozone is experiencing the same thing. here in the uk i'm afraid we are seeing the same problem. we have got to help people, particularly people on low incomes, we have to help people with the cost of their fuel. did you and carrie attend
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a downing st party on may 20th? all that is under investigation by too great — all that is under investigation by too great. —— sue gray. all that is under investigation by too great. -- sue gray.- all that is under investigation by too great. -- sue gray. would she be uncomfortable _ too great. -- sue gray. would she be uncomfortable about _ too great. -- sue gray. would she be uncomfortable about novak— too great. -- sue gray. would she be uncomfortable about novak djokovic. uncomfortable about novak djokovic coming to wimbledon? i uncomfortable about novak d'okovic coming to mmbledoflfi coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination — coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and _ coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and i _ coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and i think— coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and i think it _ coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and i think it is - coming to wimbledon? i believe in vaccination and i think it is a - vaccination and i think it is a wonderfui— vaccination and i think it is a wonderful thing to do and i think everybody should get behind a programme that is allowing this country— programme that is allowing this country to be the most open economy in europe _ country to be the most open economy in europe and simultaneously to protect— in europe and simultaneously to protect people up and down the land so it has_ protect people up and down the land so it has massive advantages. new research suggests natural defences against a common cold could offer some protection against coronavirus. the small—scale study, published in nature communications, involved 52 individuals who lived with someone who had just
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caught covid—i9. our health correspondentjim reed gave us more details. one theory talked about by scientists is if you have been exposed another virus in the coronavirus family, not covid, could you build up some protection that way? there are seven coronaviruses and four of them are connected to the common cold. this is not covid, this is a related virus. the theory is if you have been exposed to one of those cold viruses, could it give you protection against covid? they took 52 unvaccinated people in september 2020, half of the people in households of those 52 managed to contract
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covid and half didn't. they looked at the half that did not and they had much higher levels of t cells, memory immunity cells linked to previous exposures to common colds and coronaviruses. the conclusion they have come to is that it looks like if you have been exposed to this form of the common cold in the past it might be giving you more protection against covid, which is really interesting. it is something scientists have been thinking about for ages but it is one of the first studies suggesting that. let's get more on the news that 100,00 workers from what the government has categorised as �*critical industries' will begin to receive lateral flow tests in the workplace from today, and be encouraged to test daily. it comes as ministers attempt to alleviate the staffing shortage crisis gripping britain, with huge numbers of workers testing positive and isolating. our business correspondent simon browning has more. missing workers means big headaches for bosses. as covid infections have spiked, trains have been short of drivers,
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bins have gone unemptied. now, to prioritise critical services, 100,000 workers will be advised to do a lateral flow test every time they work to protect themselves and colleagues. these include workers in energy and power infrastructure, police and fire service control rooms, border force, and food distribution and processing. network rail said its workers in big signalling centres and control rooms have received hundreds of tests, but it is not clear whether train drivers will be included at this early stage. energy workers — critical to keeping the lights on during the long winter nights — have been asked to test daily. wholesale distributors of food and drink have also begun to receive tests to try to ensure that shop shelves are restocked. at the moment, it is only a request to test and not a requirement. but the government believes daily testing of critical workers will keep essential services running and stop the record absence numbers from growing higher.
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simon browning, bbc news. the uk has passed another grim covid19 milestone, recording more than 150,000 deaths within 28 days of a positive test. behind each one of the statistics is a human story, and a family left behind. graeme satchell has spoken to three people who have lost loved ones during the pandemic. thousands and thousands of hearts on a wall opposite the house of commons. each one represents a lost family member. we have now reached a grim milestone —150,000 people dead from coronavirus. it has left families devastated across the uk. we had been together for 32 years. we met very young — 13 and 15, when we met.
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i left my mum and dads house on my wedding day. and moved in, so i have never lived as an adult alone, either. just, still, you know, even now, it's coming up to a year, since we were all infected. and you stilljust can't believe it has happened. heather and stephen were childhood sweethearts. stephen a fit and active 45—year—old when he got covid last january. when he was taken to intensive care, heather had one last video call before her husband was intubated. we said, "i love you." he was only able to mouth it because he had the hooded mask on again. and then my last words to him were, "i'll see you on the other side." meaning when they woke him up. at that point, i was told that
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stephen's organs had all started shutting down. and there was nothing else we were able to do. devastation. having to make the phone call to people to say, if you want to come up and say goodbye, you need to come now. as well as coping with the loss of her husband, heather is now suffering with long covid. it has had a debilitating impact on her day—to—day life. i struggle on a daily basis. even just trying to get up and get dressed in the mornings. the fatigue is just unreal. this is like ten months down the line and no real improvement — constant pain. it is just unbelievable how it affects every minute of every day of your life. the reason that i need to talk and tell stephen's story is that so people don't just think these people are numbers, that there are people behind the numbers. and the families that
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are left with no support. no grieving support. no support for grief. i just think a lot more could have been done. he was my dad, he was the person i would go to for advice. he was a psychotherapist, so, ironically, he is exactly the kind of person i need in my life at the moment. he worked for the nhs for nearly 40 years. and he also worked with refugees... sorry~ _ he also worked with refugees and asylum seekers in his spare time. so he really, really believed that... i'm sorry, i'll say that again.
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and he really believed that people from all areas of society should have access to mental health care, and the best mental health care possible. safiah�*s dad, dr zahari ngah, became ill with covid at the beginning of last year. his family were allowed into intensive care to say goodbye. we were given an option of whether we would stay there with him and they would turn the intubator off, or whether we would leave and let him go and he would probably pass away that afternoon. so we decided to stay. and they turned the intubator off and, yeah, we held his hand as he passed away. safiah, who is part of the bereaved families forjustice group, is critical of the way the pandemic has been handled and can't understand the calls from some for an immediate return to normality. we are one family that has lost one loved one, and 150,000 people, that's hundreds of thousands
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of people around this country that had lost loved ones. it's appalling. it is an appalling loss. and it feels like bereaved family members, or people that are vulnerable, or people that are more worried about the effects of the virus, are treated with contempt. you know, i lost my dad, and so many other people have lost loved ones and that should be understood and appreciated and felt with sympathy, rather than, you know, we need to get on with it, and back to normal. that's impossible. that will never happen for bereaved family members. josh willis with his two daughters, lily anna and evie grace, just before christmas. i never thought i would have to bring up the two wee ones on my own, ever. it's too much to take in. ijust have to keep going forward. that's all i can do. if it was the other way around, that's what i would want samantha to do — is keep going forward. josh's wife samantha was 37 weeks
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pregnant when she got covid. the advice at the time, which has changed, was that pregnant women shouldn't get vaccinated. samantha was taken to hospital, where her daughter evie grace was delivered by emergency c—section. but samantha's condition deteriorated and she died a few weeks later. she was just 35. we thought we had maybe another 50 years together. and then all that was taken away, just in an instant. and just now, more than ever... you should just live your life because you don't know if you are going to get another. you don't know if you're going to wake up the next day. at samantha's funeral, josh was determined his wife and his newborn daughter should be together one last time. so evie grace was baptised in the same service. i stood at the coffin with evie grace for a few minutes afterwards. just to feel like the two of them were close, even, for a minute or two.
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if i had seen somebody else doing it, i probably would have thought it would have been sort of strange. but, to me, itjust feels normal or right. and it was the best thing to do and the right thing to do. josh says he is determined to keep the memory of his wife alive for his youngest daughter. i think evie grace sort of recognises her picture. i would point to her picture out to her. so if we are walking past in the hall, i say there is mummy. she will turn her head looking and that's her only five months old. so i'm hoping when she is big enough, she will know her face. because that is all she will know. reeta chakrabarti will be with you from two o'clock. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren
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hello. much more cloud across the uk today. for many parts of the country, temperatures have been higher than they were yesterday. this is the sort of air we will get into tomorrow for many of us. these weather fronts are continuing to bring a lot of cloud today. rain and drizzle around as well. mild air with temperatures late afternoon, early evening, still double figures for many western areas. chillier further east. we will see that rain and drizzle moving away from scotland and northern ireland. clearer skies arriving here overnight. the cloudy, damp weather continues to push further down into england and wales. it does mean it will be much milder than last night for eastern parts of england, no frost here. where we had the clearer skies in scotland and northern ireland it'll be quite a bit colder, mind you. moving into tomorrow, the cloudy, damp weather will continue to run down across england and wales. coming to rest across east anglia, southern england — late improvements in south wales. the rest of the uk
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seeing some sunshine. a few showers coming in on the blustery winds in some western areas of scotland. temperatures in glasgow and belfast won't be as high as today. top numbers are likely to be where we have the cloudy, damp weather in southern parts of england. that is on the weak weather front which will move away overnight. high pressure will build in across the southern half of the uk. around the top of the area of high pressure we have some strong winds. that is how we set up the rest of the week. northern parts of the uk will see the highest temperatures with the atlantic winds. further south, very much lighter winds. it is going to be colder. we will find increasing amounts of fog and low cloud as well. there could be a few patches of mist and fog around in england and wales on wednesday. many parts of the uk will be dry on wednesday with some sunshine. still stronger winds in the north and north—west scotland producing a few spots of rain. otherwise it's going to be dry. double figure temperatures, in northern parts of scotland, quite a bit chillier than that through the midlands. the reason we have this topsy—turvy weather, if you like, much milder weather than normal
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at this time of year in northern areas is because the atlantic winds coming around the top of the area of high pressure. the air continuing to stagnate under the high pressure and light winds. more widespread mist, fog and low cloud. only very slowly lifting through the day. outside of that, some sunshine may be a bit more cloud coming into northern and western parts of scotland. highest temperatures will be in the north — much colder in the south.
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this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines: novak djokovic says he's pleased and grateful that he's won his appeal against a decision to refuse him a visa to enter australia. he's now back on the tennis court ahead of the australian open. his mother thanks people for their support. translation: he always fought for 'ustice. he translation: he always fought for justice- he has— translation: he always fought for justice. he has done _ translation: he always fought for justice. he has done nothing - translation: he always fought for justice. he has done nothing wrong. he hasn't broken any of their laws. but australia's immigration minister could yet decide to revoke his visa and deport him. also this hour... the housing secretary says he expects builders to pay the £4 billion bill to remove dangeous cladding from low—rise buildings in england. labour welcomes the news but says it's very late.

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