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count our brady, so we should not count our chickens, should not count letters before they are opened. fir chickens, should not count letters before they are opened. or indeed written! we _ before they are opened. or indeed written! we only _ before they are opened. or indeed written! we only know— before they are opened. or indeed written! we only know of - before they are opened. or indeed written! we only know of seven i written! we only know of seven letters, the mps considered specifically saying they have submitted them. something from my colleague, an interview with sue gray, and also her background running a bar in what used to be called bandit country in the time of the northern irish troubles. where people like the ouc were reluctant to venture. —— are you see. do you want to pick up on this, what the guardian is suggesting, that perhaps he mightjump rather than allow themselves to be pushed? you've
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known boris johnson themselves to be pushed? you've known borisjohnson a long time but you find that incredible? he known boris johnson a long time but you find that incredible?— you find that incredible? he might do. but as you find that incredible? he might d0- but as jenny _ you find that incredible? he might do. but as jenny said, _ you find that incredible? he might do. but as jenny said, it _ you find that incredible? he might do. but as jenny said, it is - you find that incredible? he might do. but as jenny said, it is not - you find that incredible? he might do. but as jenny said, it is not the do. but asjenny said, it is not the end of— do. but asjenny said, it is not the end of the — do. but asjenny said, it is not the end of the matter. it may be the case _ end of the matter. it may be the case he — end of the matter. it may be the case he resigns, but stays on, and that is_ case he resigns, but stays on, and that is a _ case he resigns, but stays on, and that is a problem for the tory party — that is a problem for the tory party. as_ that is a problem for the tory party. as it stands, once you get to the final— party. as it stands, once you get to the final two — party. as it stands, once you get to the final two candidates, get to a two—month leadership campaign. how does that— two—month leadership campaign. how does that look to the rest of the country? — does that look to the rest of the country? we are seeing covid, the cost—of—living crisis. essentially, when _ cost—of—living crisis. essentially, when you — cost—of—living crisis. essentially, when you have these situations where a when you have these situations where 6 prime _ when you have these situations where a prime minister is in office but there _ a prime minister is in office but there is— a prime minister is in office but there is a — a prime minister is in office but there is a leadership contest going on, they— there is a leadership contest going on, they are effectively a lame—duck leader _ on, they are effectively a lame—duck leader. when david cameron resigned, things— leader. when david cameron resigned, things like _ leader. when david cameron resigned, things like heathrow, third runway, we had _ things like heathrow, third runway, we had to— things like heathrow, third runway, we had to say, that is a problem for the next _ we had to say, that is a problem for the next leader. if he does resign, do you _ the next leader. if he does resign, do you have — the next leader. if he does resign, do you have some kind of coronation or a leadership campaign? it looks
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like there — or a leadership campaign? it looks like there will be a drawn—out leadership campaign because there is no anointed successor. tojenny's point, _ no anointed successor. tojenny's point, if— no anointed successor. tojenny's point, if you're one of the contenders, you will thinking, do i want _ contenders, you will thinking, do i want to— contenders, you will thinking, do i want to take over now? no. with the local elections going on, and quite a controversial national insurance hike coming into force in april, but it may— hike coming into force in april, but it nray be _ hike coming into force in april, but it may be that if he doesn't step down, _ it may be that if he doesn't step down, you — it may be that if he doesn't step down, you look at it now that maybe he is _ down, you look at it now that maybe he is taking — down, you look at it now that maybe he is taking out a timetable where he is taking out a timetable where he stays _ he is taking out a timetable where he stays on to april, but that does say to— he stays on to april, but that does say to the — he stays on to april, but that does say to the country, what can be achieved — say to the country, what can be achieved when you're there, but effectively you are a lame—duck prime _ effectively you are a lame—duck prime minister without any power to putting _ prime minister without any power to pulling levers? that prime minister without any power to putting levers?— pulling levers? that terribly owerful pulling levers? that terribly powerful phrase _ pulling levers? that terribly powerful phrase norman . pulling levers? that terribly - powerful phrase norman lamont pulling levers? that terribly _ powerful phrase norman lamont used about his old matejohn major — in
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office but not empowered. jenny, the guardian, and intriguing but at the end of that first story, oh, by the way, they may be looking at charging for lateral flow tests in the summer. fix. for lateral flow tests in the summer-— for lateral flow tests in the summer. ~ , ., ., , summer. a story that actually a- eared summer. a story that actually appeared in — summer. a story that actually appeared in the _ summer. a story that actually appeared in the sunday - summer. a story that actuallyj appeared in the sunday times summer. a story that actually l appeared in the sunday times a summer. a story that actually - appeared in the sunday times a week ago, the suggestion it was one of these things that was a kite flying story, i believe it is called, the suggestion that lateral flow tests — they are not going to be free any more. which is one of those things, one of the few things we thought we got right in this country, this free lateral flow tests. i got right in this country, this free lateralflow tests. i remember being shockedit lateralflow tests. i remember being shocked it costs $15 in america for lateral flow tests, and we were told they were the key to saving christmas, family gatherings. they have cost the government under like £6 billion, these free lateral flow test —— something like. obviously they cannot go on forever, but we
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finally have a season for when this might be happening in the summer, we have a date for where plan b restrictions will be lifted, which is apparently the 26th of january. we knew that the restrictions were going to be under review tomorrow will be thinking is that covid passports and work from home orders are going to be removed, but masks on public transport problem to remain. 50 on public transport problem to remain, on public transport problem to remain. , ., , . remain. so good summary. we will return, because _ remain. so good summary. we will return, because i _ remain. so good summary. we will return, because i know— remain. so good summary. we will return, because i know - _ remain. so good summary. we will return, because i know - i - remain. so good summary. we will return, because i know - i think- return, because i know — i think i remember rightly, giles telling us he was a pet owner — so we will return to that in the second paper review. sport and weather coming up next. we will be joining
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review. sport and weather coming up next. we will bejoining our colleagues in singapore at 11pm and i will be back at around 25 minutes past 11pm. good evening. i'm tulsen tollett and this is your sports news, where we start with football. and chelsea have been held to a 1—1 draw by brighton on the south coast. a win for the blues would have taken them second and to within ten points of leaders manchester city. hakim ziyech had them on target when he scored just before the half—hour mark. but adam webster equalised when he found himself in acres of room and unchallenged to head in for graham potter's side, who are ninth on the table. rangers were held to a 1—1 draw by aberdeen in the scottish premiership, which sees their lead at the top cut to just four points. ianis hagi put the champions ahead in the 20th minute at pittodrie and they were on their way to re—establishing a six—point lead over celtic, but the hosts were given a penalty in the 73rd minute, which lewis ferguson
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converted for the sixth—placed dons. elsewhere, third place hearts were 2—0 winners over bottom—of—the—table stjohnstone and there were wins for st mirren, livingston and ross county. four—time winners ghana have been eliminated from the africa cup of nations after losing 3—2 to comoros in what is their first ever victory in this tournament. comoros went 2—0 up and ghana were down to ten, with andre ayew shown a controversial straight red card for this challenge. but ghana fought back despite being a man down and alexander djiku levelled the score with 13 minutes left on the clock, before ahmed mogni grabbed a second of the match for him, handing his team the win and placing them third in group c. in the other match in the group, it was 1—1 between gabon and morocco. before an own goal looked to have handed gabon top spot, psg defender achraf hakimi scored the equaliser in the 84th minute for a 2—2 draw, which means morocco, who were last champions in 1976,
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are through top of the group. in other football news, duncan ferguson has been appointed as everton caretaker manager for the club's upcoming games. the blues legend took charge of training this morning as the squad prepare for the visit of aston villa to goodison park on saturday. everton's bid to bring back roberto martinez as manager ended in frustration. they approached the belgian fa, but they've not been persuaded to let their national team boss leave. derby county manager wayne rooney has been linked with an emotional return to his first club. also in the frame is frank lampard, who's been out of work since being sacked by chelsea a year ago. england's first meeting with australia on the netball court in three years ended in a dramatic draw in theirfinal group game of the quad series in london. both teams came into the match with two wins over south africa and new zealand. the roses trailed for long periods, but helen housby levelled with seconds left on the clock. they won't have long to wait for another crack at each other —
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they meet again tomorrow night in the grand final. there are six uncapped players included in eddiejones' 36—man england squad for next month's six nations. in—form wasps back row alfie barbeary is called up after scoring four tries in seven games for his club this season after returning from injury. there is no space for bath back row sam underhill, centre manu tuilagi and george ford, but owen farrell remains as captain. jones was asked today if farrell is still the right man to lead the team on the pitch. at the moment, he's the right guy for thejob, mate. and you talk about marcus — he's going to be an important player for marcus. marcus could be an absolutely brilliant ten, so he needs to have a 12 next to him that can run the game for him, and that's where owen's so good. selection's always about historical form, its about current form and it's about the potential of how you can improve. and what we saw with owen in
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november, the short time he played, was really positive. he came back in rejuvenated. and you've also got to remember they've had a really tough time, and i don't think we appreciate it. i certainly did not appreciate it. i certainly did not appreciate it. i certainly did not appreciate it as much as i should have. you go from being the champion team in england and europe and everything is taken away from you. they were going through covid, they weren't playing, they weren't training at a higher level and i thought they could come back and play in the six nations at the level they should. i have said previously i got that wrong. and now the opportunity for this place to come back, and we have seen it withjimmy george in november, how positive it was when he came back, and owen show that in the australia game, and i've no doubt he can go on and play really well in the six nations. elsewhere, fly—half dan biggar will captain wales, with alun wynjones out injured. wales are stuggling with injuries — seven other key players
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are unavailable. three uncapped players have been included — ospreys hooker dewi lake, flankerjac morgan and cardiff forward james ratti. police were called to a hobart hotel where england and australia cricketers were drinking together following the conclusion of the ashes series. the england and wales cricket board says it's investigating. in a statement, it added... day three of the australian open gets under way shortly, with women's world number one and home favourite ashleigh barty second on rod laver arena. the top—seeded australian goes up against italian qualifier lucia bronzetti — and if she were to win and defending champion naomi osaka claimed victory later in the day, the pair would then bejust one game away from meeting in the fourth round. and following on from that, in the men's draw, 20—time
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grand slam champion rafael nadal also goes up against a qualifier in germany's yannick hanfmann. the spaniard hasn't won this tournament since 2009 and is still chasing a record—breaking 21st men's title at this level. and for more on that and everything else, you can head to the bbc sport website, but that is all your sport for now. hello. there is lots of dry weather in the forecast for the rest of this week, although many of us will see a little bit of rain through the first part of wednesday as these frontal systems push southwards across the uk. now, these weather fronts are cold fronts. as the name suggests, the air behind is turning a little bit colder. and i think you'll notice that particularly given the strength of the wind. but the weather fronts will bring some cloud and some outbreaks of showery rain southeastwards across england and wales to the day, tending to fizzle all the while. any fog in the southeast should
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clear pretty quickly, i think, and then most places are looking at sunshine through the day, albeit with a scattering of showers — some of these wintry — especially in the far north, where we could see snow to quite low levels, particularly in shetland. just1 degree in lerwick in the middle of the afternoon, 9 or 10 further south. and as we head through wednesday night, we'll keep some showers going around northern, eastern and some western coasts. many places will be dry with clear spells, the winds will falljust a little lighter and temperatures will drop, with quite a widespread frost. maybe staying a little bit milder for some of these western parts — 4 degrees there for belfast and for plymouth. now, as we get into thursday, it's looking like a beautiful winter's day for many with lengthy spells of sunshine. some showers grazing west wales and the far southwest of england, some for north sea coasts as well. temperatures, well, no great shakes, topping out between 4 and 9 degrees in most places. as we head through thursday night and into friday, high pressure really reasserts its influence,
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the centre of the high across the southern parts of the uk. close to the centre of the high, i think it will remain relatively chilly, particularly if we see any fog lingering for any length of time. but up towards the north, we start to bring the winds in from the atlantic, so it'll start to feel a little bit milder. lots of cloud, though, filtering through northern ireland, and particularly into the western side of scotland. further south, some early frost and fog. some of the fog could linger. that will peg the temperatures back. maybe just 5 or 6 degrees in some places, whereas further north and west, 10 there the high in stornoway. and as we look towards the weekend, i think the highest temperatures will be generally across the northern half of the uk, although there will be quite a lot of cloud here and some patchy rain in the far northwest. further south, frost and fog could continue to feature, but it will remain largely dry.
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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines. the us secretary of state is on his way to kyiv, as america warns russia could attack ukraine "at any point". we'll have the latest live from washington. amid claims he misled parliament, borisjohnson denies he was warned about a party at downing street that broke lockdown rules. nobody told me that what we were doing was, as you say, against the rules, that the event in question was something, we would do something that wasn't a work event. but his former adviser dominic cummings says he did warn
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the prime minister and he'll be giving evidence to

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