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the burgeoning antarctic tourist industry is a key area of concern. got to wash our boots. we don't want to be taking anything onto the antarctic mainland that should not be there. when we explored its impact back in 2016, almost 40,000 people travelled to the antarctic. in the 2019 season, nearly 70,000 tourists visited. the british antarctic survey is calling for stricter biosecurity for ships that visit antarctic waters for any reason to be screened and cleaned more frequently. they're measures to protect what the scientists say is the last pristine coast on earth. victoria gill, bbc news. tha nkfully thankfully not quite as cold here. time for a look at the weather — here's tomasz schafernaker.
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not quite. in fact, very quiet on the weatherfront. from not quite. in fact, very quiet on the weather front. from tomorrow the weather map looks about the same for the rest of the week and into the weekend. 0ne the rest of the week and into the weekend. one thing tricky to forecast is the amount of falconry but haven't how long it lingers in spots, but let's concentrate on the here and now, a little nuance that our weather, quite grey, here and now, a little nuance that ourweather, quite grey, cloudy, drizzly, a weather front is temporarily making an appearance and will finally disappear this evening, taking away cloud and bits and pieces of drizzle and finally skies clear across england and wales, meaning a light frost on the way. not too cold, outside of city centres around —10 —2, maybejust above freezing in town centres. a different story for scotland, northern ireland and north—west england, a very mild started —— outside city centres, —i
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england, a very mild started —— outside city centres, —1 oh —2. the air almost pivots around the high pressure and the milder air is shunted to the north and over scotland there was a bit of cold air from the continent. we have the milder air in from the continent. we have the milderair in the from the continent. we have the milder air in the north, the colder weather in the south bursting with lingering fog into the afternoon, temperatures varying a little, 8 degrees in london the double figures. 0ne away, not a huge difference but we have showers forecast for the western isles of scotland —— double figures for stornoway. lingering fog. it is so difficult to predict weather fog will form overnight and where it sticks around through the afternoon, but in one or two spots temperatures might be one or two above freezing, thatis might be one or two above freezing, that is what happens at this time of the year when the fog sticks around. same for friday. i know it sounds like i will be sitting on the fence
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but the few days you will either have gloriously sunny weather or you will bill stuck below grey skies with temperatures close to freezing. —— or you will be stuck below. the fog will be the extreme. high pressure sticks through the weekend, this is what i mean, the weather maps and the weather symbols are more or less the same, wintry high pressure bringing a stable weather, which is good enough.— which is good enough. thank you, tomasz schafernaker. _ a reminder of our top story... the government apologises for any upset caused over allegations of a garden party at number ten during the first lockdown in may 2020. that's it, so goodbye from me. now on bbc one, let'sjoin our news teams where you are. have a very good afternoon. good afternoon, it's
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1.30pm and here's your latest sports news. novak djokovic�*s former coach boris becker says the events of the last six days have left the player shell shocked, but he accepts the world number one will face some tough questions in the coming days. djokovic has been back out on court practising at the rod laver arena having won his appeal against the government's decsion to revoke his visa. immingration minister alex hawke could yet overturn that, no decision is expected today. becker urged djokovic to get vaccinated to avoid encountering similar issues at other tournaments. i'm sure the french open will watch the melbourne saga, as i want to call it, i'm sure wimbledon will watch it and i'm sure they're going to have strict rules of who can play and who cannot play. now, again, it's anybody�*s choice whether they want to vaccinate, but life is more and more difficult for people who don't want to be vaxxed. so, personally, i would advise him to get vaccinated eventually, because life would be
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easier for him. but again, he's old enough. it's his choice, it's his body, it's his life, and we have to respect that. andy murray continued his preparations for the australian open with a straight sets win over viktor durasovic in the first round of the sydney international. he faces the second seed, nikoloz basilashvili, next. but there was a crushing defeat for emma raducanu, in her first match since recovering from coronavirus. she only took one game against the world number 13 elena rybakina, in a match lasting less than an hour. the defeat came on the same day raducanu was given a seeding of 17 for the australian open, which starts on monday. algeria have begun the defence of their africa cup of nations title — they're up against sierra leone in douala. it's goalless, after about half an hour. algeria are unbeaten in their last 3a matches,
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and closing in on italy's record of 37. sierre leone haven't been in the finals for 25 years. now, we know a number of stars from the premier league are off playing in the africa cup of nations — and a big miss for liverpool will be mo salah, who's been the best player in england so far this season. his egypt side get their campaign underway this afternoon against nigeria. the egyptians are the most successful team in the history of the competition with seven wins but they haven't lifted the trophy since 2010. this is the only thing i did not win yet. but i was lucky that we got to the world cup after 28 years, maybe 30 years, now. but i always say i would love to win something with my country. i came here. i'm proud to wear the shirt. i'll give my best to the team. hopefully, we can do something this time. the seven—time ashes winner
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shane warne says he cannot believe the england selectors didn't play stuart broad in the opening match of this series, given the history between him and australia batsman david warner. he was happy to see some fight from the tourists in the fourth test but he believes leaving out broad in brisbane was a big mistake. i still cannot work out how after stuart broad owned david warner before, that what part of the cricket brain anyone to do with the england think tank would have said, let's leave stuart broad out for the first test at the gabba. how do you think david warner would have failed? i still can't get my head around how that conversation worked out and how stuart broad didn't play in that first test match. just absolute basics and in the end australia played some really good cricket. it was nice to see some fire from england in the last test. new zealand batsman ross taylor had
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the perfect ending to his test career as he took the winning wicket in the second test against bangladesh in christchurch. taylor is known for his batting rather than his bowling and he'd only taken two wickets in 112 test matches before this. it meant new zealand drew the two match series 1—1 and taylor got a hero's exit. that's all the sport for now, but there's more on the bbc sport website, including live snooker from the masters at alexandra palace. i'll be back with more later. thank you. angela rayner says boris johnson can run but he cannot hide. the opposition continues to press him to say whether he attended a drinks party in the downing street garden in may 2020 during the first covid national lockdown is up an e—mail inviting about 100 staff to bring a bottle and make the most of the lovely weather that was leaked to itv news yesterday. downing street said the prime minister
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continues to have full confidence in the senior civil servant that sent the senior civil servant that sent the e—mail while the paymaster general told mps that another senior civil said was already investigating what happened. the prime minister has asked for an investigation to take place and the terms of reference for the investigations that are under way have already been published and deposited in the libraries of this house and, in fact, in both houses. the investigations are now being led by sue gray. she is the second permanent secretary at the cabinet office and the department for levelling up. and of course, she is a former director general of propriety and ethics. the government has committed to publishing the findings of the investigation and providing these to parliament in the normal way. the terms of reference set out that where there are credible allegations relating to other gatherings, it is open
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for those to be investigated. and i can confirm to the house, mr speaker, that this includes the allegations relating to the 15th and 20th may 2020. it will establish the facts, and if wrongdoing is established, there will be requisite disciplinary action taken. as with all internal investigations, if evidence emerges of what was potentially a criminal offence, the matter would be referred to the metropolitan police and the cabinet office's work may be paused. matters relating to the adherence of the law are, as ever, matters for the metropolitan police to investigate, and the cabinet office will liaise with them as appropriate. as i am sure members of this house will appreciate, it would not be appropriate for me to comment on an ongoing investigation and the government has committed to updating the house
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in due course. mr speaker, i must again point out, as i did in december, and i know the house will also understand that there is a long standing practice of successive administrations that any human resources matters concerning personnel relating to individuals does need to remain confidential. but, mr speaker, both the prime minister and i came before this house in december, we set out the details of the investigation being led by the cabinet office into these allegations of gatherings, and those investigations are continuing. borisjohnson was not in the commons for the urgent question. labour's deputy leader angela rayner told mps that his absence �*speaks volumes'. the minister quite frankly hides behind the gray investigation. there is no need for an investigation into these simple central question today— did the prime minister attend the
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eventin did the prime minister attend the event in the downing street garden on the 20th of may 2020? it won't wash, mr speaker, to blame this on a viewjunior civil servants. so prime view junior civil servants. so prime minister sets viewjunior civil servants. so prime minister sets the tone. if the prime minister sets the tone. if the prime minister was there, surely he knew. the investigation was sent, the invitation was sent to 100 staff. many of them his own most personal senior appointees. this was organised in advance, mr speaker, so did the prime minister know about the event beforehand and did he give his permission for it to go ahead? ian blackford called on backbenchers to force mrjohnson from office. the harsh reality — to force mrjohnson from office. the harsh reality is that people around these _ harsh reality is that people around these islands watch to loved one is dying _ these islands watch to loved one is dying and — these islands watch to loved one is dying and missing funerals and the prime _ dying and missing funerals and the prime minister and his staff parted
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behind _ prime minister and his staff parted behind the walls of his private garden — behind the walls of his private garden -- _ behind the walls of his private garden. —— partied. 0n the 20th of may there — garden. —— partied. 0n the 20th of may there was a tweet from the metropolitan police reminding people of their— metropolitan police reminding people of their responsibilities for w can in the _ of their responsibilities for w can in the meat with one person outside. the cabinet — in the meat with one person outside. the cabinet secretary for culture gave _ the cabinet secretary for culture gave a _ the cabinet secretary for culture gave a press conference at number 10 at 5pm _ gave a press conference at number 10 at 5pm reiterating that message. there _ at 5pm reiterating that message. there was— at 5pm reiterating that message. there was one rule for the rest of us and _ there was one rule for the rest of us and another rule for those at number— us and another rule for those at number 10. us and another rule for those at numberio. now, the minister us and another rule for those at number 10. now, the minister is seeking — number 10. now, the minister is seeking to— number 10. now, the minister is seeking to hide behind the investigation, but let me ask the minister. — investigation, but let me ask the minister, was sue gray one of those invited _ minister, was sue gray one of those invited to— minister, was sue gray one of those invited to that party? and did indeed — invited to that party? and did indeed she attend? mr speaker, this is a indeed she attend? mr speaker, this is 6 prime _ indeed she attend? mr speaker, this is a prime minister that has lost his moral— is a prime minister that has lost his moral authority. he does not deserve — his moral authority. he does not deserve the respect and trust of the people _ deserve the respect and trust of the people of— deserve the respect and trust of the people of these islands. and if he were _ people of these islands. and if he were to _ people of these islands. and if he were to do — people of these islands. and if he were to do the decent thing and recognise — were to do the decent thing and recognise the arch to resign, i say to the _ recognise the arch to resign, i say to the minister, and i say to the
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conservative backbenchers, that they are going _ conservative backbenchers, that they are going to have to do what the prime _ are going to have to do what the prime minister has failed to do and force _ prime minister has failed to do and force him _ prime minister has failed to do and force him from office. the former leader of the scottish conservatives, ruth davidson, told us that she couldn't understand how the event had ever been allowed to happen. she was speaking to my colleague annita mcveigh. how anyone thought it was a good idea to plan it, to organise it, to turn up to it, and nobodyjust said, "well, hang on a minute, lads, we're telling everybody else that they are not allowed to meet a single person. we're telling them they can't go to relatives' funerals. we're telling them they can't visit elderly people in the care homes. we are telling them they can't visit dying relatives." how is this defensible? you know, it is not about being a politician, it's about being a human being that lived in the united kingdom during this time. if number 10 doesn't understand the anger that is out there, then they are going to find out that anger pretty soon in the next couple of days, because everybody has some form of sacrifice, or somebody important in their life
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gave a huge sacrifice, that will never forgive whatever went on, because itjust makes a mockery of this idea that we were doing a national endeavour to try and keep each other safe. do you think martin reynolds, borisjohnson's principal private secretary who wrote this e—mail, ought to resign? do you think for the sake of the conservative party that borisjohnson needs to consider his position at this point? i can't understand how martin reynolds — who to my knowledge i have never met, i don't have a dog in this fight — i don't know how, one, he thought it was appropriate. two, i don't know how this hasn't come out in the last year, to be honest with you, if 100 people got an e—mail and it's been kicking around on people's servers for that long. and i don't know how he is still in position. i don't know how, when that e—mail came out, somebody didn't say, "you can't do that," and there wasn't some form of sanction at the time, rather than, "yeah, let's get
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a couple of tins and go out the back." i just, honestly... i don't know if you can tell from my voice. i honestly cannot understand the mindset, i cannot understand it. there were the comments we heard, "is this for real" when the e—mail emerged, so at the time people were asking is this for real. so there are questions about why it has taken so long for this to emerge. what i also feel sorry for, you know, junior civil servants — who are not very well paid, you know, is a very structured ladder, down the bottom — who were questioning this and just being told that it was all fine because nobody wants to work in a compromised working environment. that is an enormously compromised position that they were being put in and an unfair one. leadership is about setting an example... you make sure that people stick to the rules too. finally, if i may, that question of borisjohnson's position. do you think that many of his mps are fed up with all of this?
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i think they got assurances before christmas at the last flurry of these that the sue gray investigation would put a full stop to it. it hasn't, there is huge public anger about this was up there are only two ways that a conservative prime minister goes, one, he falls on his sword. to be fair, we still don't know whether he was there or not. we still don't know if what he said to parliament was misleading parliament or not, a really serious charge. the second way is that mps write a letter to the 1922 committee. i don't think anybody will be taking their letters out of the 1922 committee after this event, let's put it that way. now on bbc news — it's time to look at some of the stories from bbc newsrooms across the uk.
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armed police continue to surround a house in coventry this afternoon, more than 52 hours since officers were first called to the property. a 41—year—old man is believed to be armed with weapons and has his eight—year—old son with him. 0ur correspondent kevin reide is at the scene. bring us up—to—date. bring us up-to-date. the situation re no bring us up-to-date. the situation pretty no ch _ bring us up-to-date. the situation pretty no ch the — bring us up-to-date. the situation pretty no ch the same, _ bring us up-to-date. the situation pretty no ch the same, still - bring us up-to-date. the situation pretty no ch the same, still a - pretty no ch the same, still a stand—off, still armed police, we are in the earlston district of coventry in a card than remains in place, those inside cannot really leave their houses, just doing so with a police escort. early run today i managed to speak to one resident who had been able to go to the shops and he also knows the 41—year—old man and his son. i the shops and he also knows the 41-year-old man and his son. i have known this —
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41-year-old man and his son. i have known this gentleman _ 41-year-old man and his son. i have known this gentleman for _ 41-year-old man and his son. i have known this gentleman for about - 41-year-old man and his son. i have. known this gentleman for about three years and _ known this gentleman for about three years and has always been very pleasant — years and has always been very pleasant. very polite. i think he has a _ pleasant. very polite. i think he has a few— pleasant. very polite. i think he has a few problems but i don't know what has _ has a few problems but i don't know what has happened. it is very sad. i am very— what has happened. it is very sad. i am very concerned about his son, he is a lovety— am very concerned about his son, he is a lovely young lad and i wish them _ is a lovely young lad and i wish them both— is a lovely young lad and i wish them both well and i hope they are safe and _ them both well and i hope they are safe and sound and come out 0k. the police _ safe and sound and come out 0k. the police have _ safe and sound and come out 0k. the police have been very good indeed. i must _ police have been very good indeed. i must say— police have been very good indeed. i must say that as well. and police have been very good indeed. i must say that as well.— must say that as well. and it must be difficult — must say that as well. and it must be difficult for _ must say that as well. and it must be difficult for you, _ must say that as well. and it must be difficult for you, being - must say that as well. and it must be difficult for you, being locked l be difficult for you, being locked in your house. mr; be difficult for you, being locked in your house.— be difficult for you, being locked in your house. be difficult for you, being locked in our house. g ., _ :: ., in your house. my wife and by 20 to earl -- 22-year-old _ in your house. my wife and by 20 to earl -- 22-year-old son. _ in your house. my wife and by 20 to earl -- 22-year-old son. we're - earl —— 22—year—old son. we're keeping — earl —— 22—year—old son. we're keeping spirits up. it earl -- 22-year-old son. we're keeping spirits up.— earl -- 22-year-old son. we're keeping spirits up. it has caused a sizeable amount _ keeping spirits up. it has caused a sizeable amount of _ keeping spirits up. it has caused a sizeable amount of disruption - keeping spirits up. it has caused a sizeable amount of disruption in i keeping spirits up. it has caused a i sizeable amount of disruption in the area, buses have been diverted for almost three days now. the local primary school remains closed for a
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second day, children being taught at home, as too does the local library and also some shops in the vicinity that have had to close. there is a butchers shop just beyond where the staff have been allowed in to deal with the stock but apart from that they cannot trade. a lot of disruption caused here and the stand—off continues. disruption caused here and the stand-off continues.— disruption caused here and the stand-off continues. thank you for that. archaeologists working on the route of the hs2 rail line have discovered hundreds of roman and iron age artefacts. the blackgrounds site near chipping warden in northamptonshire has a history as a transport route. the remains of a roman road have been unearthed along with a well. here's sinead carroll. chipping warden near banbury. among the birds, the diggers sing out. this village has been at the heart of hs2 controversy for a decade, years on and compromises have been made. green tunnels will bury the line from view and a new road has eased works traffic. recent discoveries made by archaeologists on site
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have also been welcomed. although we like to hold on to the history, you know you can't really hold onto it forever. i just wish it was for a better reason, really. blackgrounds was a known iron age and later a roman settlement, but the scale of this excavation was a surprise. the road is exceedingly wide. most roman roads don't go more than sort of about five or four metre mark. this one measures ten metres here, so we believe that this is where they've been doing most of their work. so at the time, there would be carts coming in and carts going out down to access onto the roman road down there to the east. it's really exciting to be able to find a site like this which will tell us about trade in the beginning and towards the end of the roman period, and how it would have affected the lives of people living in and around that site prior to the roman invasion. archaeologists say blackgrounds findings suggest an iron age community adapting to roman ideas compromise firmly. part of this landscapes pass then, as well as its future.
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sinead carroll, bbc south today. many of us will have had a go at diy projects during lockdown, but most won't have gone as far as former soldier mike allen who built a castle on a mountainside in south wales. mike developed ptsd when he served in afghanistan and became homeless but found being outside and building helped him cope. he's now using the fort to run therapy and practical courses to help others with their mental health. nelli bird went to meet him. high above the valley, sometimes on top of the cloud, you might just spot this castle. it's not from medieval times, just a couple of years old, but it still has a story to tell. it's been to a certain extent a big coping mechanism. given me something to focus on and work towards and even on bad days, i can still get up and come here and collect some stone, no matter what's going on. mike allen built this castle by hand.
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a former soldier, he developed ptsd when he served in afghanistan, and when he left the army, he struggled and became homeless. eventually, he built a cabin to live in. i wouldn't see people for weeks at a time, and there was times where starvation was an issue. it was at a bad time, so i wasn't really speaking with anybody at all, i completely isolated myself. itjust seemed the best thing to do was to make my own place somewhere that was away from anybody. but that cabin got pulled down because it was on public land. not long after, mike ended up here on the mountain opposite after a local farmer offered their land, and he set about building. so all the stones have been collected just off the local land, using military bergens, like a big rucksack. gone through a couple of axes with all the logs for the trees and, yeah, for every one hour of building, there's literally five hours of collecting stones, so it has taken a long, long time. ijust thought it's going to be
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little cabin, but i said, let's turn it into a castle, as a joke, and i got carried away, i guess, over the lockdown. this place is now the base for mike's charitable organisation endex. thousands of people have visited, some camp overnight here, others have been taking part in courses for skills like dry stone walling. much of mike's focus is to help veterans struggling to readjust like he did, but he also wants to help anyone who needs a bit of headspace. it's just meant to be a place that people can come to without questions. sometimes people are having a bad day, i think it's best just to get out and, yeah, realise your problems aren't that big, and itjust gives people that space to come to and to have that freedom. and with this view to inspire, it's worth the walk up. a perfect place to stop and think.
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now it's time for a look at the weather with tomasz. if wintry sunshine but some fog, particularly to the end of the week and some of that fog will linger into the afternoon in one or two places way way to a cloudy grey sort of day. here is that weather map from today, weather front in the south of the country giving splits and spots of light rain. that will move out of the way. skies will clear across england and wales this evening. with the light winds it means a touch of frost on the way for england and wales was up notice the wind is blowing out of the south—west here in scotland, particularly western scotland, bit more cloud and certainly frost free, around 7 degrees in stornoway at 5am, a light frost expected in
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england and wales. wednesday, the high pressure over the uk dominating the weather right across europe, parts of iberia as well. around the high pressure we have a milder air spilling into the northern half of the uk, whereas in the south there is slightly colder weather coming off the near continent. these calm windlass foggy conditions. that fog will linger, but for most is a case of wintry sunshine. those milder south—westerly winds, temperatures into double figures for stornoway, even for aberdeen quite mild, wears is across england and wales single figures. in the same pattern repeats itself into thursday, the high pressure with a light winds in the south, fog in the morning, some fog lingers. the temperatures are in the sunny weather, so five to 8 degrees but where the fog sticks around, temperatures could be close to freezing all through the davis cup
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that becomes most likely as we go through the course of the week. certainly friday morning, saturday morning, the father could become a bit more extensive. you can see the temperatures a little bit lower here. even if the fog doesn't linger, it could mean a low grey skies. very settled weather over the next few days, you can see hardly any rainfall inside with a bit of luck, most of us should have sunny weather rather than the thick fog.
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this is bbc news, i'm ben brown. the headlines at 2... police say they're in contact with the government, after it emerges a hundred people were invited to drinks in the garden at downing street, during the first lockdown. labour, and families affected by coronavirus, show their anger. borisjohnson, having survived covid himself, thought it was appropriate to host a party where you could bring your own booze, sit in the garden at downing street, where borisjohnson met me and four other bereaved families and told us, to our faces, after listening to my dad's story, i did everything i could to save him. to my dad's story, "i did everything i could to save him." this was organised in advance, mr speaker, so did the prime minister know about the event beforehand and did he give his permission for it to go ahead? one in 12 teachers were absent
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