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owners said their dogs were more scared of fireworks than being left alone or going to the vet. let's get more on this then. joining me live in the studio is dave kent who is from the charity. bonfire night is a problem? a huge problem, not only for guide dog handlers but pet owners in general, with a proliferation of fireworks way before bonfire night itself. what happens with your dog during this fireworks often go on for days. chadis this fireworks often go on for days. chad is fairly robust and i am lucky but there are many dogs who are not robust and they do flinch and are fea rful of robust and they do flinch and are fearful of the noise and such. and so we are fearful of the noise and such. and so we are giving advice to guide dog handlers and pet owners in general to think about your dog
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is at this time of yearand to think about your dog is at this time of year and to build in contingencies to look after the dog. things such as building a den for your dog, somewhere dark and quiet, where the dog can hide. close your curtains. put your tv up, put your favourite album on and turn it up. anything to distract the dog from what is going on. even in the home, they are still alarmed? absolutely. ever so loud noises, they are unnatural sounds for an animal and oui’ unnatural sounds for an animal and our dogs pick up on it. in the worst—case scenario, a dog can be so fearful, it will never work again. for us, that represents a cost of £56,000 to train and care for the dog. for the blind person affected by firework, that can
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mean... you cannot put a cost on that. in terms of the number of fireworks displays, it seems to go on a long time, people need to plan. we realise that people want to celebrate and use fireworks for their celebrations but what we really would encourage people to do is to go toa really would encourage people to do is to go to a display, an organised display, where you can be safe and enjoy the bangs and frazzle is, swizzle is, all of that visual stuff without subjecting your animal to this kind of ordeal terror. that is interesting, thanks for coming in because this is not something that people think about without it being flagged up. now it's time for a look
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at the weather with alina jenkins. some very wet and windy weather, we have already seen gusts of 80 mph. many met office warning is in place and heavy rain. let us look at the rain first. for a time this morning, we could see those gusts touching 80 mph along the coast towards hampshire and the isle of wight. some heavy rain across south—west england, some brighter spells tucking in behind. for the north, drier and brighter spells at that temperature is not much above what we saw this morning. highs between ten to 13 celsius. becoming more showery throughout the night, some clearer skies in between but winds
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starting to ease down. a bit clearer but to so much i was still around. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: england staging the fight of their lives against south africa in the rugby world cup as they trail the springboks, 12—18. england fans on the edge of their seats as their team tries to secure their first world cup victory since 2003. the government halts fracking for gas in england until there is evidence the controversial process is safe. president trump ridicules former democratic presidential hopeful, beto o'rourke, saying his rival "quit like a dog". now on the news channel, it's the travel show. coming up on this week's programme: i'm in saudi arabia, discovering the hidden desert city
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of hegra. this is 2,000 years old and this makes it unique, not just for archaeologists but for people like you and me. lucy is back with more global gadgets. so apparently i've got a brushing score of 1%. i promise i can brush my teeth properly. i was brushing on camera, that's my excuse and i'm sticking to it. and how to keep bears out of your bins, japanese style.
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in north—western saudi arabia, 1000 kilometres from riyadh, lies the hidden desert city of hegra. you'd be right in thinking it looks similar to petra in jordan. a cultured civilisation of traders known as nabateans who built that, also built this as their second city over 2000 years ago. the difference is that these sites are relatively unknown. stunningly preserved and unscathed by years of tourism. hegra sits in a vast governate of al ula. i've gotta say, i'm blown away. this is an epic landscape, they say it is nearly the size of belgium! while saudi's international reputation is being questioned right now, billions of dollars are being spent
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on the whole area, preparing it to welcome tourists as part of the country's 2030 plan to shift saudi arabia's economy away from oil dependency to other sectors, such as tourism. and this is one of their star attractions that they are hoping will draw in the crowds. it's brilliant, and you can't believe that it was done thousands of years ago. whilst hegra has unesco world heritage status, it has remained a largely hidden treasure to the rest of the world — until now. by october 2020, the saudi government hoped to have the site fully open and accessible to tourists. so, the nabateans — they survived, they thrived actually, why? do you know what it means, nabatean? no. ‘nabateans' means in arabic, a verb which means in english they were discovering the water. so they had a very smart way to discover the water. one of those ways, you can
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see how they carved from the top of that mountain to that row so when it's raining, the water gets down to that row. through those channels... yes. ..and into that? yes. that's incredible. so it literally cascades into there? yeah. archaeologists have so far found 150 wells like this in this area. wow, it is quite big. but really, it's the tombs that have the wow factor. it's certainly very cool down here. this inscription says, this tomb belonged to the leader and his wife. in contrast to jordan's petra, the wonder of these tombs lies in the information that researchers have gathered from the text on these stone inscriptions. the occupations, they had a teacher, they had a doctor, so that gives a real example
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of our civilisation. they lived a normal life as we live today. they carved from the top to the bottom. you can see the decoration here so they have steps also. nabateans believed when they passed away they get back to their god. so they have five steps on the right and on the left. i remember when i was a child, we came here with the family and we see these tombs. at that time, there wasn't any information about it. so we used the tomb for playing hide and seek. what does it mean to you, the nabatean culture? ok, it means to me that my city has a lot of history, if you compare yourself with other countries where they are really proud with their civilisation. so we believe al ula deserves to present and offer this for people. they want al ula to be the capital of culture as mecca is for religion
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and riyadh for the country's politics and finance. what is remarkable here is how well preserved the stonework is. this is 2000 years old. a lot of the city still lies under sand, but so far more than 131 tombs have been uncovered at a crossroads of trading routes that linked three continents. the remnants of ancient civilisations here aren'tjust restricted to the nabateans. the history of the area goes back thousands of years. after years of not being open to research and mapping, everything has changed. light aircraft and drones equipped with specialist cameras are capturing detailed imagery of archaeological figures. jamie and his team have discovered 17,000 sites in just two years. some of the sites are incredibly significant, the types of monuments which we're just not finding anywhere else on the
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planet. in britain for example, if we find a bit of dry stone wall, extending to a metre and a half, i would assume 19th—century. so no more than 100 years old, we're finding walling the same height without collapse that has been there for at least 5000 years. some of them even older than that. for the longest time the area had been largely closed off to archaeologists due to politics, religion and its remoteness. to go into an archaeological world that's never really been examined or touched before, to me is just a remarkable opportunity. and ifeel genuinely excited every time i walk out onto the site. is there a buzz when you find something in particular? there always is. i wouldn't be doing this — i've been doing it for a very, very long time — if i didn't still get that buzz. and jamie believes there are still yet thousands more sites to discover. be the first to witness a land of fascinating journeys... as part of the big push
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to change its image to the outside world, the saudi government has released a series of pr campaigns. as well as relaxing certain laws, for instance on women's clothing and on unmarried tourists sharing hotel bedrooms. and they have since launched a new e—visa scheme, open to 49 countries, allowing travellers to stay for up to 90 days. though looking on social media, it seems like there is still a way to go to convince people to come visit. we've had a lot of social media messages from our audience who are expressing a lot of concern about the human rights condition here, and the conditions for women, female travellers here. how can you reassure them about that? this is a bit of a challenge but saudi arabia has significance history, historical presence, nature and culture, it is again one of our main assets to
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saudi arabia. we believe that once you are here in saudi arabia, dealing with its people and you will feel the hospitality of the locals and saudis. we have in petra comparable site, a foot fall of 400,000 visits a year, it's going through a big problem terms of pollution, in terms of over tourism, really. you want 2 million here — visits a year here. aren't you worried about the effects on this beautiful escape? two million might seem a big number, however given the size of al ula being 22,000 square kilometres which is almost the size of belgium and again developing the region, in a responsible and sustainable manner is one of our key objectives. we're avoiding mass tourists, so that's not going to be an issue.
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i reckon that changing public perception will be the government's biggest challenge, because of its human rights record, equality issues for women and the country's involvement in the ongoing war in yemen. you could argue that the shift in tourism and the need to attract more international visitors may be the trigger to bring genuine reform to saudi arabia. or this could just be a charm offensive. but there's no denying this place has some of the greatest and most unspoiled historical remnants in the world, which you can now experience first—hand. still to come: lucy tries some of the latest wellness tech in global gadgets. apparently i've got a brushing score of 1%. i promise i can brush my teeth properly, i'm brushing them on camera, that's my
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excuse and i'm sticking to it. and why this terrible racket is keeping one japanese town safe from bears. so don't go away. so you've landed after hours in the air, you're dragging your suitcase across town, you're exhausted, you're a little frustrated and you've got a busy trip ahead. so you're feeling far from your best. well, sit back and relax because this week we've got three gadgets designed to help you take care of yourself on the road. first up we have my skin track uv. this tiny sensor clips onto your collar or bag strap and monitors your exposure to sunlight. it connects to an app and tracks your location to give you real—time information on pollen
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count, pollution and humidity. the app then recommends skin regimens based on your skin tone and those environmentalfactors. the sensor itself is fairly unobtrusive, it's light and batteryless and that clip is nice and sturdy. today the sun is trying to poke its head out from behind the clouds so let's give it a go and see how it works. the app is telling me the uv index is a moderate level so there is a very small risk of getting sunburned today, which is something that i definitely wouldn't have predicted, given the overcast state of the day. it's also worth bearing in mind this has been released by a skincare brand so no surprises it's recommending its own skincare products which does give the whole thing a little bit of an advertorial vibe. but the bottom line is we should all be more aware of the harmful effects that uv has on our skin and the sensor can certainly help make you a little bit more conscious about it. you've made it to your hotel room with just enough time to freshen up. coming in a rather sleek travel case, the genius—x electric
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toothbrush claims to be one of the world's smartest toothbrushes. complete with al brushing recognition. i know, a toothbrush with artificial intelligence. what exactly does that mean? in this case, ai has been used thousands of different kinds of toothbrushing techniques. that information has been been used to give you feedback on the way you brush your teeth. so we are now in the coaching part of the app. apparently i have got a brushing score of 1%, which is pretty poor! i promise i can brush my teeth properly. i was brushing on camera. that is my excuse and i'm sticking to it. so, i'm not sure how i feel about this thing. that was a pretty harsh critique what it did do was make me want to go back and try again and do
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better, which i did. i got a much better score. so it kind of gamifies the toothbrushing process, which i think is fun. the fact that it last two weeks on a single charge means it is a brilliant though slightly expensive way to look your gnashers on your travels. nothing is worse than feeling run down when you arrive at any destination, but sometimes when you travel on your own you need an objective opinion to tell you how you really look. the hi mirror slide is a smart mirror with a built—in camera. it can analyse your face and give you feedback on the condition of your skin before giving you tips and product recommendations. you have a normal mirror at the front. slap it open. all right, it has just taken my photo. a few areas of analysis. pores, red spots, dark spots, wrinkles. this is definitely not for those who offend easily. i'm not sure how i feel about being subjected to
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quite this is designed to be portable but it is a large mirror, so you might not want to take up space in your suitcase. and while it is a nice idea in theory it is critical and quite clinical in assessment of your facial flaws which is definitely not for everybody. finally, we're talking bears. japan's forest and highlands are teaming with them, and largely they keep themselves to themselves. just recently, there has been a spike in human—bear encounters. carmen is a short hop from tokyo, to find out how one resort town has employed an old friend to solve the problem once and for all. only 60 minutes from tokyo and i am at the southern flank of one of japan's vast and wild national parks. this is the little resort town of karuizawa. it is beautiful, as you can see, we are surrounded by mountains
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and woodlands. and it is lovely at this time of year, especially if you are a leaf peeper after some autumn colours. it is also a very tempting little town if you are a hungry bear strolling in those hills up there looking for a tasty snack. until a decade ago, there were roughly 300 human—bear encounters here every year. and it isn't the only place where this happens. the ministry of environment says between 2012 and 2017 there were more than 500 attacks on people with a dozen fatalities. on very rare occasions, man and bear managed to live together. these fishermen on the northern
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island of hokkaido have struck up a strong and unusual bond with their neighbours. but in many other places they are seen as a nuisance, and many are shot. back in karuizawa, businesses like this little guesthouse were finding the bears a real pest. a huge one came maybe every week. especially on the rainy days. he would come down the back yard and claw at the back door, like this. so was it a nuisance, or was it quite dangerous? i don't think so. because they just want to get food. not the human being. they are a very shy animal. so he was just hungry. they are hungry. but here, like this year, very heavy rain.
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so the foods of the mountainside, the chestnuts and the strawberries, it was not growing up. and so then they have to come down here and they tasted, ice cream and chocolate, much better than the chestnut. since 2009, there has not been one incident in the town. one reason for that is pretty simple. the people of karuizawa have had to be really smart about the public waste. this is a plastics bin, which is quite easy to open, but if i were a hungry bear, i would want to get into this bin. this is the food bend. as you can see, it is locked. but if you are a human you can squeeze your hand right inside and open the latch, which hopefully a bear can't do. it is one of the changes introduced by the wildlife research centre which has been set up to achieve peaceful
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coexistence here. radio collars are fitted to bears court in humane traps like these, so staff can move them safely away from houses and people. what are the bears like? are they aggressive or are they placid? every bear is different. some shy and quiet, others are very upset that they have been caught, so we have to be careful with every bear. ok, and how much of a danger are they to the people around here in the community? generally not much. they are more scared of you than you are of them, as usual. but sometimes, when people get close, and if they are coming to the town, people get scared, so it is always better to keep a distance. that is why if they get too close we put in the traps and try to move them back to the forest and the mountains. every night rangers are sent to track where the bears are. and if necessary, scare them off. but to do that, they need
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something quite quick. and very noisy. hello! what's her name? her name is tamar. hello, tamar. konichiwa! we're heading into winter season now, when the bears are hibernating, which makes it an ideal time to take out for some training. we have small bears. when we chase the bears, using very small hooks, maybe the bear will get off to the mountain area. now we have two bear dogs. so the damage is decreasing, and no problem bears. ready? find the bear! wow! that was a huge change in temperament from tamar. he has hidden a bear paw in a tree, so that tamar can
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find the scent. find the bear! good find. we are in an area very popular with tourists here, so if there is one lesson for us to take away, it is this. they must not leave food in the forest. because the bear will come and eat all the leftover food? that is what attracts them down here? yeah. and if all goes to plan, the bears of karuizawa will have long, peaceful lives in the hills here, enjoying chestnuts they find,
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not chocolates they steal. we are coming out of the travel show because england have lost. what happened? because england have lost. what happened ? south africa because england have lost. what happened? south africa were simply too good. we have talked about the brilliant performance against new zealand but south africa simply did the same against england. they were fantastic and had a great foundation. we know about the physicality that south africa brings, such a big side with a huge forward pack and that was always going to be the threat and it was that defence that proved too strong for england and theyjust suffocated the life out of england in the end
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and that gave them the platform. some great kicking from pollard, he knocked another over in the second half. another one followed and that allowed two tries from south africa. owen farrell attempted to respond, he had four penalty kicks of his own. he might point to one that was missed at a crucial point in this match at 9—15. he missed that crucial kick and from that point on, south africa were able to pull away. brilliant tries... it goes to show that the danger that south africa do have in the wide area, so much has been made about the one—dimensional style of play but they have proved they have so
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much more with those tries, particularly with a particular kick forward. bitterly disappointed for england and for eddiejones as well who has been at the heart of every thing that england has done well in this tournament. he took over four years ago and he has certainly done well with getting them through to the final but he wanted to so much more, he planned on an england world cup victory to emulate the victory in 2003 withjonny victory to emulate the victory in 2003 with jonny wilkinson victory to emulate the victory in 2003 withjonny wilkinson and other players. with the issues that have faced south africa, to get a win for them is very important. let's go to south africa. what an amazing result! it
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is unbelievable. south africa were the underdog and that is exactly what they wanted. all the commentators were saying it is a good position to be the underdog in such a final as south africa had to fight to the nail to win and that is exactly what they did. the celebrations here in johannesburg are onlyjust celebrations here in johannesburg are only just starting. celebrations here in johannesburg are onlyjust starting. people are screaming, chanting and singing. they are bringing back that spirit of when south africa won the world cup for the very first time. they are chanting the name of south africa's first black rugby captain. let's get a bit of reaction
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in this pub. a huge disappointment, i am sure? a disappointing score for the fa ns sure? a disappointing score for the fans but not for this a lot because they are kiwis. trust me to pick the table full of kiwis. this has been around packed in central london, all trying to get a glimpse of the game. unsurprisingly, more england shirts than south african but it doesn't matter now. don't get too emotional, but what did you think of that performance? hats off to south africa, they turned up and were amazing. deserved to win. it didn't seem that we really got going. the injury wasn't ideal but fair play to south africa. last
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week was phenomenal. i think we just didn't have a chance of getting into the game, they were so physical, they played how they wanted to play. the saving grace is that we destroyed new zealand in the semifinal and thatis new zealand in the semifinal and that is what i will be remembering. has it been good for you guys?m has been a great, great —ish day. we still had a good time. i'm about to talk to a kiwi who will rabbit in yourface. talk to a kiwi who will rabbit in your face. who talk to a kiwi who will rabbit in yourface. who are talk to a kiwi who will rabbit in your face. who are you supporting? some of the girls over here were ramping up the english. you're supporting south africa, won't you? i hold a grudge, so yes, not into
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