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the us government's leading expert on covid—19 has urged all americans to wear face masks to stop a sharp rise in infections. he's insisted that although the current situation looks bleak, the virus will eventually be overcome. uk prime minister, borisjohnson, has set out a plan to further ease the lockdown in england, which he said he hoped would see a significant return to normality by christmas. centenarian fundraiser captain tom moore is now captain sir tom moore — after being knighted by the queen at windsor castle. he raised million of pounds for charity by walking lengths of his garden.
hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the assistant editor of the daily mirror, jason beattie and the uk correspondent for france 2a, benedicte paviot. tomorrow's front pages starting with. .. the telegraph, which leads on borisjohnson‘s road map for a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in england — as he sets out plans for a return to normality by christmas. the same story makes the front page of the express, which says the prime minister has offered hope to millions of families, that they will get to spend the festive season together. the i newspaper also leads on plans to ease the lockdown. but it warns that the government's top scientific advisers are striking a more cautious note. the guardian says the prime minister's plans are facing a backlash from business leaders,
amid claims he's making policy "on a wing and prayer". princess beatrice has married property tycoon edoardo mapelli mozzi at a private ceremony in windsor. that's the splash in the daily mail. and according to the times, borisjohnson is planning to reward brexit loyalists such as the england cricketer, sir ian botham, with peerages. so let's begin... thank you both forjoining again. we start with that news that boris johnson is hoping we can all gather around with their families for christmas. that is something that everybody will want to hear. but how realistic is it an do people believe this will actually happen? how realistic is it. it is the fervent hope of the british prime minister borisjohnson hope of the british prime minister boris johnson and his hope of the british prime minister borisjohnson and his government.
how realistic is it, i think we must hope that it is realistic if people are careful, socially distance and wash their hands, and wear a mask. it is wash their hands, and wear a mask. itisi wash their hands, and wear a mask. it is i have to say somebody was half french and half british, somewhat puzzling to have seen the relu cta nce somewhat puzzling to have seen the reluctance of british government and a borisjohnson who only started wearing a mask publicly when week ago today. i think that is very much to me really is important the communication be clear and i think that since this all involves trust and confidence, both in safety for health reasons and some kind of resurgence that is so needed on an economic level, and it really would become everybody if they were to continue making the efforts that have been remarkable in this country with the compliance of people making
q sacrifices, not saying goodbye to the level points and not to attend theirfunerals, not the level points and not to attend their funerals, not to the level points and not to attend theirfunerals, not to be the level points and not to attend their funerals, not to be able to get married to molly different things shielding i think lou will be over by the ist of august. but the reality is a more significant return to normality. when we listen to the experts, certainly professor chris whitty and patrick vallance, it is clear that social justice inc. whitty and patrick vallance, it is clear that socialjustice inc. will be with us for a long time and that mask are part of the solution. —— us —— a social distancing will be with us —— a social distancing will be with us for a long time. and what those two experts said today to another problem at your committee was very much that there was this real prospect of a possible second wave happening in the winter and certainly when you combine that with a possible flu epidemic which is quite normalfor a possible flu epidemic which is quite normal for that to a possible flu epidemic which is quite normalfor that to happen in the winter months the side of christmas and the other side, we have to hope that all the people who
needed hip operations in the operations and other qualified as nonurgent treatments by cancer and finally with the help from the private side and a lot of capacity there, let's hope that proper negotiations and discussions and agreement that all these people when he sins have been suffering silently wearing silently, can be attended to in this wonderful an nhs that exists in britain that is free to the point of access unlike so many other countries unlike any other country in the world. jason, the prime minister is sending a message about open for the best and preparing for the worse. but when it comes to that crucial component of businesses and going back to work, some of those decisions are being left up to employers in terms of whether it is safe to have people back in offices oi’ safe to have people back in offices or not. yes. and this is the
problem. the problem that firms are going to have to try and make the offices secure for the virus. now, some may do it but we don't know if i would do it. there is a risk here that some workers could be forced back to work and conditions which are not say. i wasn't entirely sure from listening to the prime minister this morning with a solution to that is. he talked about the health and safety executive but the health or safety executives workforce has been cut by a third in the last ten years under this government. you can see why the unions are suddenly getting anxious. and because it is voluntary and firms may decide after they consult their staff if they do, that people may prefer to work from home and from a financial point of view, and from a financial point of view, a lot of companies are saying why we we re a lot of companies are saying why we were to be the prince of opposites
in the central cities at quite high suitis in the central cities at quite high sums when we have this now cheaper option of everybody working from home. —— why are we renting. it is not a given that some people will go back tour or firms will do this. this of course has consequences. and there is this a real concern shared right across the government from a general concern which i have sympathy for that meeting has its owi'i sympathy for that meeting has its own kind of ecosystem and enterprise around it. whether it is the coffee you buy at the station, the dry cleaners where you get your clothes clean, whether it is the sandwich shop you go to at lunch time, these businesses that now all at risk. and you feel very sorry for those people who don't have the luxury of working from home or if they are working from home or if they are working from home or in difficult
conditions, so i understand the inpatients of the department of state and wanted to try the kit the economy going and i understand the concerns of the social consequences will be economic. if people do not go back to work in the same number as they were doing so beforehand. but against that, it is the health risk. it is a realtight but against that, it is the health risk. it is a real tight rope. also, with that, the scientific advisers don't seem to be quite as optimistic. this is the concern. the most interesting phase for me from borisjohnson's press most interesting phase for me from boris johnson's press conference this morning was to one of the answers to a question when he said of course the scientific advisers give advice but in the in it is the elected politicians who have to make the decision. so all way through we have been let or guided by the
science coming out this is a prime minister making a break of that and saying i'm making this decision is elected politician, not as a scientist. and that may come back to haunt him because when this inquiry eventually takes place into how we have handled covid—19, that may be the moment people say you are the prime minister were responsible and you confirm that today. questions are already being asked about other matters. we can go to the front page and then the telegraph. there is an article there about an investigation bea article there about an investigation be a lesson to public health england covid—i9 death figures. —— launched into. including thousands who may have died of unrelated clauses. just how big of a big difference i was talking here? —— may have died of
unrelated causes. is this a big game changer arejust a unrelated causes. is this a big game changer are just a few cases? unrelated causes. is this a big game changer are just a few cases7m will always be a game changer. when life is a game changer. it affects all kinds of different people. —— one lie. the number that is quoted in this article is over 4000. it is not considered to be a huge difference at this point. that it is indeed the request by matt hancock who has called for this urgent review into how coronavirus deaths are actually recorded in england because again, we have a difference with the three other nations. in fa ct, with the three other nations. in fact, once you have been diagnosed and tested positive for covid—i9, whatever you die from it you can get run over as it says the article by a bus three weeks later after recovering from covid—i9 and it will go down as a covid—i9 death in
england. it turns out that the other uk nations do not actually do the things the same way. they only include those who die within 28 days ofa include those who die within 28 days of a positive test. whichever way one likes to put it and the public health england have responded by saying there is no methodology and data specifically given by the who come after the testing and tracking saga, i think this is very embarrassing because surely we know that the chief medical officers and chief scientific advisers between nations do talk to each other, so how was this not spotted before? it turns out it is actually 0xford university experts who discovered this. this is embarrassing because this. this is embarrassing because this is such a simple and basic one would've thought to see what how you are measuring death. why was this
not discovered before july the 17th? good question. considering that we are dealing with the global pandemic the likes of which the world has not seen the likes of which the world has not seenin the likes of which the world has not seen in recent history, is this the kind of thing that you might expect could happen or is this a gross oversight? the problem here is that the organisation is possible is public health england. now, it is already become apparent that the governments ceased to be lining up public health england as his principal scapegoat. for all the mistakes are made. they have been blamed surreptitiously and openly at times for the lack of protective kit, they have been blamed for the lack of readiness, and this is yet
another kind of charge against him. two points here is, one public health england was set up by as part of the lindsley 2013 health reform which have proved controversial. but they are also the executive on matt hancock. if i were to blame public health england, ultimate directly responsible for them. —— as he is blaming them forthem. responsible for them. —— as he is blaming them for them. —— as he is blaming them for them. —— as he is blaming them. it is a shifting blame to anonymous civil servants in some respects but it is also it does not hold lives all the government for what is trying to do. —— holy absolving government. local to the front page of the times. there is a story here about peerages. boris johnson will be marking its first anniversary as prime minister by
rewarding brexit loyalists. is that your read on this? it is one possible read. surrey ian botham is getting a peerage, the famous england cricketer. he is one of 13 new peers we learn here. but he should be stated that it is notjust conservatives, effectively conservatives, effectively conservatives who lost the whip interesting who are going to be getting peerages because ken clark, philip hammond and ed vasey arise sirand the philip hammond and ed vasey arise sir and the list also includes four by labour mps sir and the list also includes four by labourmps and sir and the list also includes four by labour mps and the influential griselda stewart, who was a prominent leader in the brexit campaign in 2016 alongside michael gove and a certain borisjohnson who is indeed about to celebrate his first anniversary as prime minister. and what an incredible year if we
stop for a second to think about it. we had the beginning of his tenure in downing street and the whole fight with parliament and the supreme court in brexit, we then had a general election that he called and won handsomely, the conservative party won handsomely, and here we are having had this pandemic that is shared by the world. and what a toughjob it shared by the world. and what a tough job it is when you want to be world king when you are three and become prime minister and it is about events and how you manage those events. certainly going back to the public health england and covid—19, there will be a very big reckoning whenever it is because we've had this week the prime minister confirm that he agrees there will be an inquiry, we don't know the remit or when it will start, and who will eat it, but
extraordinary year in office and he himself had almost died of covid—19, so quite an extraordinary year for the prime minister and here he is giving peerages out. i went to adjacent things about the peerages. let's hear what he has to say. that i wonder what jason let's hear what he has to say. that i wonder whatjason thinks let's hear what he has to say. that i wonder what jason thinks about.|j was i wonder what jason thinks about.” was enjoying the cricket. personally, i am was enjoying the cricket. personally, lam not was enjoying the cricket. personally, i am not in favour of having appointed house of lords. if we will have a second chamber should bea we will have a second chamber should be a democrat elected one. if you are going to make appointments, i'm not sure ian botham is a bad one. he was our greatest all around her. he has raised a lot of money for charity over the years. he is quite a character. he cares passionately about sport, wine, politics. he
brings a breath of expertise in various areas. to have somebody there, you have got all sorts of other un—worthies come i don't think he is quite on that list. this is quite a cleverly balanced nomination list and the peer politics. it is rewarding brexit —— brexiteers. johnson's will know some of the appointments will cause controversy which either the mind doing. —— which either the mind doing. —— which he does not mind doing. and the disaffected tories getting some knives such as ken clark. —— getting the peerage. and the awarding of the former labour mps. i think frank definitely deserves a peerage, long—standing mp and great campaigneron long—standing mp and great campaigner on child poverty. in a
wise man. ithink campaigner on child poverty. in a wise man. i think you will have appointed people impurities and he is the perfect fit. it is the ian austen and the john woodcock i was slightly more weird ones and they bought the vice people not to vote forjeremy corbyn before the election election. the same people whenjeremy election election. the same people when jeremy corbyn nomination list has been held up, one of the people on the list was tom watson. and you can see why what is happening care. a little bit of a needle and going on. let's take a look now at a rather quiet and it muted royal wedding. this is on the front page of the daily mail. was this a secret wedding? well, it was because it was unannounced. but of course, the world had hoped... it
is not secret any more. i don't know how secret it was before but it certainly i don't think the media we re certainly i don't think the media were aware that it was happening this morning but it makes sense since the queen could attend today and had a rather busy day. with captain tom and before that with beatrice and her prince charming. but one has a hope that they have a happy life together and i think to worse to have a minute andrew. the father of the bride. this was all quite a few. —— two words that have not been mentioned. this helped to embarrassing problems. i'm not aware that we have seen any photos of the wedding. perhaps we will get to see some in the next one to four hours. clearly, one wishes them the best. —— next 24 hours. it was very private. and of course there is a line interesting in the statement to say that in case anybody was
worried, they respected that we gather the distancing and also the other measures during the pandemic. an important in case anybody was worried. you don't need to be worried. you don't need to be worried. all very well observed. jason, you have the last word. this lovely story about her time. a great picture. fantastic. watching the video clip earlier on the smile on the queen. —— lovely story about sir tom. it was an infectious really. we all felt the same. between them they have hundred and 94 years of experience and both incredible public servants and both help the country during the worst of times of a coronavirus and both self—effacing and modest and it is wonderful to
see them together. it is a shame that as we heard from the clip earlier we didn't know what they talked about. but maybe one day we will find out. that would be a crime. i'm quite nosy. that was kept under wraps by sir tom. we can only guess. thank you both. it was a real pleasure to have you on this evening. she that is it for the papers this evening. my thanks again to my guests and thank you for watching, goodbye for now. she good evening, welcome to your latest bbc sports news with me, adam wild —
with me, adam wild — on a very special night for leeds united. after 16 years away, their promotion back to the premier league has been confirmed this evening. they needed a favour from another yorkshire side — and this goal from huddersfields emile smith rowe gave them a 2—1 win against west brom, leeds' nearest rivals. so that defeat for west brom now means that marcelo bielsa's side will finish top of the championship if brentford fail to beat stoke tomorrow or leeds take a point from sunday's visit to derby county. it brings to an end an agonising wait for leeds fans. here's our correspondent katie gornall. so close, they could almost touch it. last night, leeds put themselves on the brink of promotion. tonight, west brom's failure to beat huddersfield made it official. after 16 years, leeds united are back in the premier league. the history of leeds united is peppered with soaring highs and crushing lows. one of the biggest clubs in britain in the 1970s,
in 1992 they became the last champions of the old first division and at the turn of the century were one of the most exciting teams in the top flight. full—back danny mills had a front row seat. nobody deserves to be there, you have to earn the right. that's what they've done. i think the energy that they play with, the style of football that they have, the passion that they bring, the history, i think the premier will be a richer place for it. in the late 1990s, leeds were a force both at home and abroad. in 2001, they reached the semifinals of the champions league, but under chairman peter ridsdale, they were spending well beyond their means. after they missed out on europe in 2002, they were forced to sell some of their best players. just two years later, they were relegated to the championship. financially, they were in freefall, entering administration in 2007, which resulted in relegation to league 1. leeds united's rise and then sudden almost fatal fall was so extreme that it became infamous and still today, the phrase "doing
a leeds" is used to describe clubs that experience a similar fate. i stopped watching match of the day years ago. i couldn't bear it, it was like somebody else having a party to which you were no longer invited. and it's like properfootball. i've got a little boy who's eight who's grown up calling my team "rubbish leeds". to finally get promoted again, it's going to be astonishing for the whole city. the man who's masterminded the resurgence is marcelo bielsa, a maverick with an obsession for detail. rarely seen in anything other than his leeds tracksuit, the argentine has earned a cult following. he's certainly unique. he's got his own way of doing things. so he's true to himself. he's authentic, and he's brave enough to be different. it's frank sinatra, isn't it? "i did it my way". he's certainly done it his way. tonight, fittingly, marcelo bielsa was with the fans while fans ignored warnings to stay at home, instead marching to where they feel they belong.
katie gornall, bbc news, leeds. so congratulations to leeds. two sides battling to stay in the premier league west ham and watford went head to head this evening. it turned into a pretty comfortable night for west ham. three goals before half time including this terrific strike from declan rice. watford did pull one back in the second half but 3—1 it finished. that leaves west ham all but safe, they're up to 15th. a century apiece from ben stokes and dom sibley have put england in control of the second test at old trafford. their partnership of 260 helped the hosts to 469 for nine declared. west indies ended the day on 32 for one. our sports correspondent andy swiss was watching. he makes the extraordinary scene almost commonplace. seem almost commonplace. for ben stokes, just another day of batting brilliance. he began it in watchful mode.
his customary attack mingled with caution. but gradually, he and partner dom sibley wore the west indies down and, soon, sibley had his reward. dom sibley‘s got there. cricket‘s first biosecure centurion, after nearly eight hours of painstaking patience. and then it was his partner's turn — a more audacious way to reach 100. but this is ben stokes. and after some brief celebrations, it was time for some fun. lovely shot. the sight of stokes cutting loose is perhaps the most thrilling in cricket. indeed, there was one particular flourish which wouldn't have looked out of place on a golf course. sibley‘s attempts to follow suit were not quite as successful. gone for 120, but what character and concentration he'd showed. stokes, it seemed, was heading for a double century but, finally, the west indies got their man. his 176 deserved a thunderous ovation, but with no fans, of course, this would have to do.
as england twhacked their way to a total of 469, still three days sam curran oblige. not outs the empire but the replay showed it was heading in england had their breakthrough made they belonging to them and not for the first time to him. andy swiss, bbc news. plenty more on the bbc sport website, but that's all the sport for now. hello there. a good chunk of england and wales enjoyed sunny skies on friday, and in that sunshine, it was pretty warm. temperatures reached 29 degrees celsius towards london and south east england. and it was a sunny end to what's been a pretty cloudy week. fruther north—west, though, we had some cooler and fresher air. and what separated the hot from the cooler was this weather front. it brought some rain to parts of northern england, north wales, northern ireland, too. and the front itself,
this area of cloud, stretches quite a long way out into the atlantic, and indeed, we've got this bump on the cloud just here. that's known as a wave, and what that will do is it will essentially stop the weather front from moving very far very fast. so, small changes in the forecast as we get on through saturday. it means over the next few hours, we'll continue to see some rain across northern england, north wales, with rather misty conditions over the hills, a lot of low cloud. to the north of this, a few showers in scotland, a few clear spells as well. and to the south of our front, it's a warm night, temperatures around 15 degrees in cardiff and london. now, on to saturday itself, this weather front‘s still with us, slow—moving. the rain turns a bit heavier for a time late morning, north wales, northern areas of england. but you can see all the while, the front doesn't really move very far very fast, so still bringing some damp weather to wales, northern england, the north midlands into the afternoon. south—east of our front, i think the temperatures could well reach the high 20s in the hottest spots, but further north and west, we've got that cooler, fresher feel to the weather. now, for the test match in manchester, well, it's not looking great, really. it's a damp morning here.
the rain slowly easing off, i think, as we head through the day, but there will be some disruptions to play here. now, through saturday evening and overnight, here is the same weather front only slowly moving down towards the south—east. so, on sunday, we will have a change in the weather pattern across east anglia, south east england, a cloudy start to the day with rain at times. behind that front, brighter skies work in with some sunshine and a few showers into the north west of scotland. what you will notice, though, particularly across the south east of england and east anglia, is a fresher feel to the weather. those temperatures back down generally into the high teens to low 20s. now, beyond that, looking at the forecast into next week, high pressure looks set to build in, particularly across southern areas, so some dry and bright weather with some sunshine. turning a bit warmer as well as the week goes by. that's your latest forecast. bye for now.
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. i'm nancy kacungira. the us government's leading expert on covid—19 has urged all americans to wear face masks to stop a sharp rise in infections. the united states of america has been hit very severely by this. you just need to look at the numbers. displays of the confederate flag on us bases around the world have effectively been banned by the us defense secretary. the british prime minister plans a fresh lockdown easing, which could see more english workers back in the office. and now, it's captain sir.
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