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tv   Ros Atkins On... The Rising...  BBC News  January 30, 2022 10:45pm-11:01pm GMT

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greatest threat to 21 grand slam his greatest threat to 21 grand slam titles was_ his greatest threat to 21 grand slam titles was sitting 9500 miles away in belgrade, the number one was nowhere — in belgrade, the number one was nowhere to be saying. i don't think we should — nowhere to be saying. i don't think we should take too much away from this astonishing achievement, but ultimately we would have liked to have had — ultimately we would have liked to have had novak djokovic in the tournament, contesting against rafael— tournament, contesting against rafael nadal and that really would have positioned him, had he won as the outright— have positioned him, had he won as the outright tennis champion, at least _ the outright tennis champion, at least for— the outright tennis champion, at least for the moment. at the outright tennis champion, at least for the moment.— the outright tennis champion, at least for the moment. at least for the moment. _ least for the moment. at least for the moment, indeed, _ least for the moment. at least for the moment, indeed, because - least for the moment. at least for the moment, indeed, because i l least for the moment. at least for. the moment, indeed, because i am sure that novak djokovic, being as competitive as he is, jo, will not let it rest, he will want that record for himself.- let it rest, he will want that record for himself. , . , , record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen. we — record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, we were _ record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, we were where _ record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, we were where we - record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, we were where we were, - record for himself. yes, absolutely. listen, we were where we were, we had the tournament we had and i was absolutely delighted for rafael nadal. i am a massive tennis fan. just weeks ago, he was not even sure
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he will get to this tournament, lots of illness, he battled through, those first two sets, oh my goodness, my heart was in my mouth, i thought he had had it and he battled back, what an epic sportsman. yes, novak djokovic will want to get that 2ist grand slam title as well, but i am glad, given the whole novak djokovic saga early on in the tournament, but it ended on in the tournament, but it ended on a high note, with the tennis. it on a high note, with the tennis. it wasjust a superb match. and he did not have it all his own way, he had to work for it. jo and annabel, do not go anywhere. we need you at 11:30pm. that's it for the papers this hour. jo and annabel will be back at half past eleven for another look at the papers. goodbye for now. the cost of living in the uk
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is rising, and it's changing people's lives. we either have to eat and be cold or be warm and starve. that's the way it is. and all evidence suggests this is just the start. the squeeze on household incomes is going to be the big story of 2022, particularly the first half of it, and it is going to be in a scale of the kind that we do see in some recessions. and this is what's happening already — high inflation, consumer prices rose 5.4% in the 12 months to december last year. that's the highest rate in nearly 30 years. energy and food prices are the main drivers of this. there are other factors too, though, like tax rises and changes to benefits. all of this is affecting the cost of living, and prime minister borisjohnson acknowledges the situation. i understand how difficult it is for people. i understand the pressures that people are facing on household finances.
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to explain that pressure, the uk government is also saying this. this is a global phenomenon because the causes of inflation, whether it's a supply chains or energy prices, are of course global in nature. inflation is a global problem at the moment. we can see that in the many western economies. in the us, consumer price inflation is a 7%. in germany it's 5.3%. and what is global in nature is personal in its consequences, especially in the winter. the heating is switched off, just put it on occasionally, when it's particularly cold. is that because of the rising prices? because of the rising prices. and those energy prices are rising primarily because the wholesale cost of gas has gone up. that's happened because global gas supplies are down and there are several reasons for that. first, europe was unusually cold last winter. that meant a lot of stored gas was used up. second, replenishing those stores was made harder by low wind speeds.
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that meant less wind power and so more gas had to be burned to make electricity. the third reason is there was more demand for gas — from asia and particularly from china. all of this means there's greater competition for gas. here's the bbc�*s faisal islam. tankers such as this that have come from texas are only here in record numbers in europe and the uk because of the record prices your energy companies and power companies have paid for that gas. prices are up for gas. petrol and diesel are up, too. official figures show an increase of over 20% in 12 months. the main reason here is the increase in the price of crude oil, and that increase is being driven by demand as countries open up after covid restrictions. so that's petrol and gas. next we have to talk about food prices because they're rising too. and the cooking campaigner jack monroe argues the official inflation figure underestimates the impact
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on the poorest people. i did a £10 food shopping 2012 for the sunday people, and i re—did exactly the same food shop last week and then it came £17 and ii p. the reasons for the rise in food prices are numerous. among them are supply chain problems and labour shortages caused by covid and in part by brexit. and there are other pressures on the cost of living, too. some people will pay more income tax this year, and there's the removal of the temporary increase of the universal credit benefit, something that affects those on lower incomes. those same people who saw that cut to their universal credit are going to be the exact people who are worst hit by this increase in inflation. and this issue is notjust about prices, it's also about how much money people have because wages are not keeping up. it's not so much that pay hasn't grown, it's that the cost of living
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has increased by more than that. so the amount that you can actually buy with your pay packet is going down. for all these reasons, the cost of living is getting harder and there's more to come. the resolution foundation think tank describes 2022 as the year of the squeeze. it goes on... april is crucial. national insurance contributions will rise by 1.25 percentage points. the government says this is to fund social care and the nhs. that rise means people earning £20,000 will pay an extra £130 per year. those earning £50,000 will pay £505 more. and if that's tax, then there's energy. we are going to see an enormous rise in the energy price cap. it's the biggest that there's ever been in the price cap history and it will amount to something like £60 a month
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for customers, and that's immediately from april. the energy price cap is a limit on some domestic gas and electricity tariffs, and that cap is expected to rise by 50%. and while there are calls to mitigate this, as the financial times notes... and, well, here are some of them. the labour party wants to do this. i want to cut that vat on gas and electricity bills because it will save people £100 a year on their bills. but as faisal islam points out... another option, supported by some conservatives, is scrapping the planned rise in national insurance. here's the former brexit minister lord frost saying...
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but at the moment, the government's plan for that tax rise remains in place. and it argues it is offering people help. the national living wage is going to go up in the spring. that's going to put an extra thousand pounds in millions of people's pockets. we also cut the universal credit table rate, that's cutting taxes for those on the lowest incomes. these are all calculations for the uk government to make, and there are many other governments facing similar decisions. the us saw a 29% increase in energy costs last year. in germany they went up by 18%. the uk, though, may see energy price rises of 50%, and an academic called professor dieter helm argues this could've been avoided. he wrote a report for the government about energy security four years ago. it's not rocket science. there were a series of reforms which needed to be made. if we'd just got on with that and put those reforms in place from my cost of energy review,
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the cost of energy would not be the crisis it is today. the government would refute this. as we've heard, it calls this a global phenomenon, and as it wrestles with what to do about the rising cost of living, so too are many families. we were hoping that this year was going to be the year when we could, you know, get back out and go on holiday and stuff, and if these price hikes are going to continue, i don't think that's...laughs, that's going to be an option u nfortu nately! hello. if you want to sum up the weather for the week ahead, wendy would do it. saturday, we saw storm malik producing things like these and throughout the week ahead the wind will be a notable feature and monday potentially bringing the strongest of the wins thanks to storm corrie, which has been deepening in the atlantic, approaching the north of scotland
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through sunday. this mass of cloud pulling away from the north—east the us, it produced strong winds and the remnants of this storm could brew up another area of low pressure and it looks like it well at the moment that heads our way later in the way, more on that in just a moment. here goes storm corrie going into monday, diving south across the north sea into the low countries. there will be a strong north—westerly wind following on behind that storm, still with the risk of damage and disruption, certainly into the early part of monday, with the north of scotland and into the middle of the day. high tides with the strong winds, a risk of coastal flooding. quite a bit of sunshine around, a windy day for everyone, feeling chilly between five and 9 degrees. overnight in some areas, temperatures may nudge up as the cloud piles in, pulling in milder airfrom the atlantic. cloud piles in, pulling in milder air from the atlantic. it will be a
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murky start across the south on tuesday, clear skies in the north, but 5 degrees on the daytime on monday and aberdeen, just four at night time. the milder air is introduced all of the cloud and there is a bit of milder air here. into the middle of the way, the milder air winds out, the france of trying to think south but this area of high pressure bringing a lot of the rain by the time they get into southern britain. tuesday and wednesday, best summarised as a couple of days bringing fairly generous amounts of cloud, brighter to the north later on on tuesday and then wednesday, another fairly big mass of cloud spelling and from the atlantic, another set of weather fronts not producing much rain and the best chance of the knot would probably in scotland. further south, gloomy skies, it stays dry and it is windy, lighter on wednesday, temperatures on the mild side. 12 or 13 degrees. remember the low pressure? this looks set to develop
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later in the wake heading from scandinavia, trailing a cold front south thursday into friday, we move back into much colder air to finish the week. possibly the best chance of seen rain in the south of britain overnight thursday into friday, but i think it will be pretty scant. friday dry to the south, frequent showers on a north—westerly wind in the north and west of scotland. they look like they will be wintry. windy for the end of the week, turning colder, most notably on friday, with the arrival of the wintry showers. possibly most interestingly is the rainfall accumulations for the week ahead. these are the totals. to the south, for quite a few areas, really no rain. more significant accumulations towards the north and west. it may turn out that this january ends up being one of the
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driest on record and we will keep you up—to—date.
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welcome to newsday, reporting live from singapore, i'm karishma vaswani. the headlines. we report from the frontline in eastern ukraine, where government forces, have been fighting russian backed separatists. this is about more than the future of ukraine. it's about the future shape of nato, about the security of europe. battle lines are being drawn now in a new cold war. north korea confirms it tested an intermediate—range ballistic missile on sunday — the us offers pyongyang direct talks without preconditions. manchester united footballer mason greenwood has been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault following allegations
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