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some couples have little choice but to spend this pandemic separately. we're doing online exercise classes together. i've taught ian how to cook a curry. as a key worker, emma's staying in london, unable to see her husband, who is at home an hour's drive away. it was a tough decision to make, but one we knew we had to do. it would be putting each other at risk to be commuting in and out, we're kind of not allowed to. we're all going to have good days, we're all going to have bad days. it is the right thing to do. a lot of us are going to discover whether absence does make the heart fonder. i think...| love him even more. elle‘s even had her cat's passport ready to join her partner in holland, but all plans are on hold. it's difficult sometimes, i think one of the most difficult things is that we don't know when it's going to end. and there's no end of advice on hand on how to all this. i'm sam owen, and i'm a relationships coach and author.
you may find itjust actually act as a catalyst to help you work out, you know, do we really work well together as a team, do we really get on, have a lot of fun together on our own, without any outside influences and help? james has had three more virtual dates — even karaoke, yes, he chose backstreet boys. so many of us are learning new things right now, about ourselves and those closest to us, for better or worse, until this is over. hope to see you soon, darling. see you soon, darling, take care! # we are two worlds apart... bye, see you soon! emma vardy, bbc news. now before we go, an update on the 99—year—old who's raising money for the nhs by walking 100 laps of his garden. captain tom moore from bedfordshire has now raised over £8 million. here's david sillito. captain tom moore, 99 years old, and counting down the days to his 100th birthday
with 100 laps of his garden. the original plan was to try to raise £1000 for nhs charities. 0h, we've done it, five million! today he was told the total had already gone past five million. oh, my goodness! completely out of this world! thank you so much for all you people who have subscribed to the national health service, because for every penny they get, they deserve every one of it! a couple of hours later, another million had been added, then another, and on it went. tomorrow he will complete his 100th lap, and no—one‘s predicting how much he'll have raised by then. but he's not planning on stopping — if the money keeps coming, he's going to keep on walking. david sillito, bbc news. time for a look at the weather, here's louise lear. well, i can tell you, tom, mother
nature are shining down on you, it is going to stay dry and warm over the next couple of days, this has been a story over much of eastern england and scotland, blue sky and sunshine, 20 degrees in north east yorkshire, wall to wall sunshine for many of us, once again the exception to the north—west of the great glen, and here temperatures were a little disappointing, highs of only 9 degrees. it looks as though the cloud will continue to sink south, a cold front moving down into northern ireland and northern england, some drizzle, mist and fog. elsewhere, relatively quiet, low single figures in one or two relatively quiet, low single figures in one 01’ two areas relatively quiet, low single figures in one or two areas down towards the south—east, but generally not as cold as the nightjust passed. we start tomorrow morning with plenty of sunshine, the cold front is still a nuisance up north, is weather front may bring showers late in the day, but it will also bring warmth with a south—easterly flow, so warmer still tomorrow, it could be
the warmest day of the week. plenty of sunshine across england and wales, the cloud filters down from scotland, northern england and northern ireland, one or two sharp showers cropping up in the south—west, but i had a bit 21 or 22 degrees. —— but ahead of it. we keep a north—easterly flow through thursday into friday, a coolerfeel across the north east coast, but on friday most significant showers arriving across the south coast, up into the midlands and wales, some heavy, possibly thundery. not quite as warm on friday, certainly an nape in the air across the east coast potentially through friday. it looks as though showers are set to continue across england and wales for the start of the weekend something quieterfor for the start of the weekend something quieter for sunday onwards, there you go. thank you, louise. i will be back at ten, now time tojoin the louise. i will be back at ten, now time to join the news team where you
the championship side had the decisive vote after controversial balance of clubs last friday. here's oui’ balance of clubs last friday. here's our news correspondent. i think it's safe to say this has been one of the most controversial votes in the scottish football history. essentially what it means is that the lower league season in scotland is over and clubs can now be paid their end of season cash pot but it's been controversial because on friday, clubs were asked to vote, dundee held that their vote, a look like they were going to be voting against us which meant it was going to fail. then, they changed their minds. that called —— caused some
clu bs to minds. that called —— caused some clubs to call foul and a cause for an investigation into the process. bundy said nothing up until today, and then in the past hour or so, they decided that they were voting yes emma it appears to be —— reason for that is because they have been promised the league will now look at league reconstruction, they would be a task force set up to look at expanding the league. what that means is they were deeded to be litigated and they may now avoid the drop if those leagues are indeed expanded. it does mean promotion for then be united immediately and for then be united immediately and for the rangers coming through the league. what does it mean for the top flight in scotland? for celtic for example who are sitting at the top, what this means is next week after that clarity from ua for, the lead here in scotland may be called as well if they believe they can't
find the time to finish the season. celtic will be crowned champions as it stands technically they would be relegated but there is that lifeline of league reconstruction and that appears to be the crux of dundee vote and their change of mind. that huge story regarding scottish football. the tour de france that was due to start at the end ofjune has been pushed back until august 29, i had spoken to gary thomas in the last hour about the two month postponement, the 2018 champion joined me from his garage in cardiff where he is embarking on a three—day fundraising effort for the nhs. his thoughts on the tour in a moment but first how he is replicating mh staff working hours with 12 hour shifts in the saddle. i wanted to do something myself and i thought raising a bit of money for the nhs would be a good way to do it. and i came up with the idea of marrying nhs workers shift
pattern basically giving feedback back—to—back 12 hour shifts here in my garage in cardiff and i'm not going to lie when i woke up at half five this morning i was thinking i got myself into here but it has gone really well so far. you have been on your bike, your main goalfor this, the tour de france has been shifted bya the tour de france has been shifted by a couple of months. now, to the end of august, what do you make of that? i think is great news. ifi can still go ahead, fantastic for this point. for us the right is obviously but also that teams, the sponsors because that's what we have oui’ sponsors because that's what we have our eye on. to do ourjobs and also the fans. i think me myself, really missed watching rugby and football games so i think if i can return and we can get back to racing i think
it's great all around. it would be a great showcase of getting over challenging and horrible period for the whole world, it's crazy how this has just developed and it will be great to do it. what we have but now is possibly this fixture pile—up of the three grand tour is back—to—back with the well championship sandwiched in between the two are and this euro as well, that will be tricky for the teams, wouldn't it? that is a big dilemma. 0nce tricky for the teams, wouldn't it? that is a big dilemma. once we get clarity and we know the races can go ahead, then obviously there will be ahead, then obviously there will be a process of negotiating between the governing body of the sports and race organisers, teams trying to get the best programme that works for everyone. from my point of view, a lot of writers i have spoken to, i think the main thing is that the tour can think the main thing is that the tourcan go ahead.
think the main thing is that the tour can go ahead. at the pinnacle of this point and that is why sponsors come into the sport because of that race. if that can go ahead first and foremost, and then obviously, if we can get all the other major races around that it will be an evening. some amazing fundraising fare as well. do not forget the bbc sport website, that breaking story. dundee voting, they had the decisive votes to end the scottish football season below the premiership, so that will now happen. newcastle united take over and event, some good news, jimmy g reaves and event, some good news, jimmy greaves out of hospital and back home recuperating. that is displayed for now. the health secretary matt hancock has sent out a new series of measures he says will help combat the spread of coronavirus in care homes following growing concern that the official figures homes following growing concern that the officialfigures do homes following growing concern that the official figures do not reflect the official figures do not reflect the number of cases or deaths in residential homes. the daily downing street briefing, mr hancock said he was launching a supply network to
help get personal protective equipment to care home staff. the government commitment to the extent testing of staff in care homes and residents showing symptoms. and he announced that a single brand for social care will be introduced to replicate the blue and white logo for the nhs. the health secretary also issued new guidance to allow families where possible to say goodbye to loved ones who are dying from coronavirus. i've been really moved and upset by some of the heartbreaking stories of people dying without a loved nearby. as a father of a 13—year—old myself, the reports of a 13—year—old dying without a parent at his bedside made me weep. and the sight of his coffee and being lowered into a member of his family present was too awful. i am pleased to say that working with public health england medicare
sector, and many others, we are introducing new procedures so we can limit the risk of infection while wherever possible, giving people's closest loved ones the chance to say goodbye. visiting dying relatives in ca re goodbye. visiting dying relatives in care homes had already been allowed under guidance issued earlier this month, but many homes had blocked visiting because of a concern about the spread of the virus. partly fuelled by a lack of protective equipment. that is talked to leis who is this at a minister for social care. that evening. your reaction to what the health secretary has laid out today in terms of care homes and support that will now be provided for them? i think it is vital that social care gets a greater priority and focus during this pandemic but for millions of elderly and disabled people who use services, their families and carers who work so hard, they really and we are really
behind on testing of social care staff, i think only around 500 care staff, i think only around 500 care staff out of 1.25 million front—line ca re staff out of 1.25 million front—line care workers have been tested so far. we are going to have to see rapid action to improve that. there are still problems getting ppe to the front line and carers desperately don't want to infect the people that they are looking after. and we have got to make sure that social care is get the resources it needs. we have rightly heard today that anybody who is discharged from hospital, to a care home will need to be tested. but if they are from positive, it will be very difficult to isolate many of those patients so we need a clear and detailed plan for how that will happen. there's lots more questions that the asking of the government but we do have to get this issue sorted and now. there is also an issue which matt hancock picked up on which was recognition
of the work that those in care homes are doing because he has launched this new badge that says care and it's about the people getting their support by the recognition that nhs workers have been getting but for what they are doing on the front line. social care staff need to be valued equally to nhs staff but i think probably what they want more thana think probably what they want more than a brand or a badge as protective equipment, proper testing, and a decent salary. sol think that is what is important going forward. social care is too often being neglected compared to the nhs. iwant often being neglected compared to the nhs. i want to see the nhs and all nhs staff get the resources they need to tackle this virus. but socially, social care cannot be separated out from the nhs and what i would say is yes, it is about care
homes but it is also about care in peoples own homes and the disabled peoples own homes and the disabled people as well as the elderly we really need to shine more of a light oi'i really need to shine more of a light on the likely set of services and to get them to support they desperately need. it must be incredibly frightening for people in care homes for the staff and very distressing for the staff and very distressing for the staff looking after them and of course for the families who often cannot be there and cannot visit them. matt hancock outlined the steps that make sure what try to make sure families could be at the bedside but how practical do you think that could be? 0bviously bedside but how practical do you think that could be? obviously it would involve ppe and involve the safety equipment. it absolutely has to be what we achieve. it was my mum or dad a home dying and i was not allowed to be there with them to hold their hands and tell them i love them it would haunt me for the re st of love them it would haunt me for the rest of my life. the reality is we
are still not getting very basic ppe too carers themselves, so there is a mounting decline there but i think it is important that we do whatever we can to help families do that. that is going to take a lot more effort all around. thank you for joining us. that is talk to the labour leader of newcastle city council who has expressed concerns about shortages of ppe in care homes. hejoined me now. what kind of stories have you been hearing from care homes in your area?|j of stories have you been hearing from care homes in your area? i have been really concerned about the sporadic supply of ppe to our local system. we have not got all of the things we needed and despite successive requests to governments last week and over the easter weekend, we were really quite short. in fact weekend, we were really quite short. infact in weekend, we were really quite short. in fact in one instance we had to lend ppe to one of our hospices so the hospice was able to stay open.
that is the kind of local arrangements we can put in place because we have got good relationships with the different ca re relationships with the different care providers but that's not a sustainable solution. the promised national distribution system, the clipper system the government has said they will introduce, there's no sign of that coming into effect yet. so we are getting through the day by day worried all the time about wendy ppe is going to run out and when we look at another supply of it because the deliveries we have had to date been rather unpredictable, have not known what we are getting, its not being the full package of things we have come to expect. and we have been had to distribute that as best he can according to need in our local system which for us is more than 330 individual venues. so it is a big logistical challenge, not helped by the real problems in the overall supply chain from
government. is it as somebody who ru ns ca re government. is it as somebody who runs care homes told me earlier that some of that ppe is simply having to be diverted to nhs hospitals for example, it's been taken away and given to them? there was a setting in the early days in a ring fencing of ppe for the nhs and that's one of the reasons why there is no real shortage of it in the rest of the system. the government distribution system. the government distribution syste m ha d system. the government distribution system had to be created from strict —— scratch so you would expect problems in the early days of a new system like that. but we are now three orfour system like that. but we are now three or four weeks system like that. but we are now three orfour weeks in system like that. but we are now three or four weeks in and system like that. but we are now three orfour weeks in and it system like that. but we are now three or four weeks in and it really should be better than it is at the moment in terms of reliability of supply. 0ne moment in terms of reliability of supply. one of the things that we are doing and other colleagues on the country doing is putting in place lending arrangements from the local nhs which might have a supply to provide the ppe in various care settings and them on the premise that will be given back when we get our own supply. again, that is not a
sustainable solution. that is robbing peter to pay paul and day ca re robbing peter to pay paul and day care staff would do such a fantastic job in such a variety of settings really do need better protection from the government than they are currently getting. give me a sense of the pressure. the idea for the people who are working in these homes, the stress that must put them on their not knowing day today. the concern that we have is that ppe might run out into three days if we do not get enough supply and that is forcing real difficult decisions in various care settings which is causing huge anxiety and worry for the staff. we could lift that worry and anxiety over the months if we had a decent regular supply from a government that we are sure of and that will give us the confidence to ican to that will give us the confidence to i can to work. to enable you that started in devon to offer nhs workers a break after the lockdown has spread to the rest of the
country. and beyond. # treat our nhs isa campaign country. and beyond. # treat our nhs is a campaign to offer treats that health workers. bbc spotlight reports. a luxury log cabin in cornwall, a holiday resort in new york and a castle in scotland. these are some of the prizes up for grabs the nhs workers. who are risking their health for us. it is the idea of sarah white from ashburton who saw her plan to take off. people have been incredibly generous and other people have jumped have been incredibly generous and other people havejumped on board also and someone is offering, there could be tonight, three nights, i week and other people are jumping on board and saying we will get them a meal. instagram community is really generous in that respect anyway. sarah's left was won by the law which was nominated by my system. a return to the nhs as a nurse after
leaving to start her own business. she is in the thick of it, working night shifts on the quilted board at her local hospital in cumbria. so monday morning i was walking back to the carandl monday morning i was walking back to the carand i had a monday morning i was walking back to the car and i had a notification and it medicated me that i want this competition and it was down in devon and it was amazing to have something to look forward to pretty much. obviously nursing at the minute i am not seeing anybody. it's lonely. it is lonely. so to have something to look forward to, i'm going to get emotional now. it made a difference? yes. the hope is that this will keep snowballing. so if you can offer something it does not have to be a scottish castle,. great idea. that report, let's talk more about the idea —— ibm. we saw in that report
shejoins us in dartmoor, also charlotte who we just saw in the film who has been nominated to stay at sarah's property. that evening to both of you. we saw you, it was emotionalfor both of you. we saw you, it was emotional for you, both of you. we saw you, it was emotionalfor you, what both of you. we saw you, it was emotional for you, what you both of you. we saw you, it was emotionalfor you, what you have both of you. we saw you, it was emotional for you, what you have got here and what you have got a head. you must be really looking forward to it? i am definitely yes,. it is fantastic, it's not just to it? i am definitely yes,. it is fantastic, it's notjust going to affect me in such a positive way, it is going to be across the whole of the uk, and everybody working for the uk, and everybody working for the nhs at the minute putting everything to helping and supporting all these patients that are suffering with coronavirus. they are taking sacrifices, they‘ re suffering with coronavirus. they are taking sacrifices, they're having to go away from families. it really is a positive campaign they are putting together, it gives light at the end of the tunnel for a time that it is
really sad and unfortunate. basically, i found out really sad and unfortunate. basically, ifound out i want, my sister nominated me. she —— she was an nhs nurse in leeds, she nominated me, she has been a bit concerned about me being on my own up here, my dad lives in york, he is suffering with cancer cell is on 12 week lockdown so she felt the need to give me an update so excited anytime that. i can't imagine what it's like for you at the moment, he went back into the nhs, how do you get through it, is itjust a baby? it by day. the team i am working in carlisle, they're absolutely phenomenal the team i am working in carlisle, they‘ re absolutely phenomenal and they‘ re absolutely phenomenal and the work with other girls on the quys the work with other girls on the guys and the doctors everybody is
fantastic. i could not ask to mike with a better team at the minute. they are all working every hour and beyond and they‘ re they are all working every hour and beyond and they're trying to remain positive and that's the main part and also the community, people are helping us in the community by dropping off drinks, food, supplies and kindness that's been brought has been fantastic. more kindness shown by sarah as well, a great idea which iam sure by sarah as well, a great idea which i am sure you hope will take off? tell us more about it sarah. it started a week of the and we had 150 holiday vendors on board across the country ranging from cottages in cornwall to castles in scotland, it even gone across the channel. we had a property that featured on the diy shadow, they gave a price away.
a property that featured on the diy shadow, they gave a price awaylj can hear you, there is a big blessing on your line. tell us what people need to do, what do they need to do if they want to offer them something? they need to go to the #, treat our nhs and when they do that, they will be able to see all the collection properties and holiday, bmps, and they can replicate the same idea basically. if you want to nominate somebodyjust same idea basically. if you want to nominate somebody just go same idea basically. if you want to nominate somebodyjust go to that same # and you can enter in as many giveaways as you want to. how many people have been nominated so far? so far we just had countless nominations, countless and all of them, some of the stories we are hearing just a really heart wrenching. so if we can roll this out and give light at the end of the
tunnel across the country and people jumping on board and during that holiday as well that will be amazing. thank you very much. great idea. for you, all of you and the people —— people you work with, it must be some light at the end of the tunnel, the work you are doing day by day but to have something like that to look forward to must mean so much. it is definitely something to look forward to. obviously at the minute it's not the greatest of times but it gives us that bit of hope that after this is all finished we have got something to look forward to. notjust myself but hopefully nhs workers across the whole of the uk which is what sarah is amazingly putting together and trying to camping together on the instagram and online and hopefully more will come on board. you need to sort your sister out now, she works in the nhs as well. are you going to nominate her somewhere? she will come with me. lovely. i am sure when
you get there you will both enjoy it. thank you forjoining us. time for a look at the weather. a dry, sunny april has allowed this spring blossomed to flourish. thursday will be warmer in scale. there will be quite a lot of cloud across scotland, northern ireland, and northern england. but across england and wales we will see at the deal of some chain. few scattered showers writing on the day across southwest but i had of it the temperatures are likely to build. we will see 21 degrees, maybe 22, coolerweather cloud seats to the north. as we move out of thursday into friday, it looks likely we will continue to see the threat of more showers developing across the channel and stretching up to the midlands and wales. further north and east its dry with sunshine but a cool north easterly breeze will take temperatures back just a
bell tolls. this is bbc news. we take you to paris and a year on from the fire that gutted notre dame de paris the cathedral‘s great bell is ringing out — tonight — as a mark of both the building's resiliance and in support of the medical staff battling france's coronavirus epidemic. let's listen in. applause
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