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this is bbc news — i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 3:00: ea rly—stage human trials of a covid—19 vaccine developed by oxford university suggest it's safe and does induce an immune reaction. in people who have been vaccinated this is bbc news i'm simon mccoy. so far, we have seen exactly the headlines: the right sort of immune response. ratcheting up the tension with china: the uk is to suspend its extradition treaty with hong kong after beijing accuses the uk of "brutal meddling" ratcheting up the tension with china: in its internal affairs the uk is to suspend i'm not going to be pushed its extradition treaty with hong kong after beijing accuses into a position of becoming the uk of "brutal meddling" a knee—jerk sinophobe on every in its internal affairs. i'm not going to be pushed issue, someone who is automatically into a position of becoming a knee—jerk sinophobe on every anti—china, but we do issue, someone who is automatically anti—china, but we do have serious concerns. have serious concerns. the race for a coronavirus vaccine — more retail misery — the government signs global deals as high street stores marks & spencer and ted baker to purchase millions of doses. announce major job cuts. more retail misery — as high street stores marks "i was afraid he'd kill me" — amber heard takes to the witness and spencer and ted baker stand at her ex—husband announce major job cuts. johnny depp's libel case. "i was afraid he'd kill me" — amber heard takes to the witness stand at her ex—husband commentator: close, close. gone! johnny depp‘s libel case. full of length. a wonderful adjustment in length. commentator: close, close. gone!
and vital early wickets — as england press for victory full of length. a wonderful adjustment in length. in the second test at old trafford. and vital early wickets, as england press for victory in the second test at old trafford. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. beijing has accused the uk government of ‘brutally meddling' in chinas internal affairs, as diplomatic tensions we begin with breaking news, continue to rise. in the last half an hour that early trials of a coronavirus vaccine, developed at oxford university appears safe, and and provokes the foreign secretary, an immune system response, dominic raab, is expected to suspend its extradition treaty the trials, which have involved just over 1,000 people, with hong kong this afternoon — after beijing's imposition showed that the injection led of a controversial security law to them making antibodies in the territory. and white blood cells that can fight the virus. the uk has already ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine. prime minister borisjohnson says the uk cannot ignore here's our medical correspondent, human rights abuses in china. fergus walsh — he explained our political correspondent the significance of the news. iain watson reports. it is important because without this demonstrators in hong kong, just hours after beijing introduced
a sweeping new national security law promising response it would be back to the drawing board for the oxford at the end of last month. team. what this tells us is exactly what the oxford team have been 200 people were arrested trying to do, which is to produce a within 2a hours. twin immune response, both neutralising antibodies, these the government has said that up to 3 million british overseas y—shaped proteins which latch on the passport holders and their families spiky outcrops on coronavirus, it will now be eligible produces those. and it also induces if they no longer wanted to live under chinese rule. an immune response in another part of the immune system, t cell today, ministers are about to go further, suspending a long—standing responses, and that when approach is extradition treaty with hong kong. really important. can you explain t you will be hearing later cells because we hear a lot about on from the foreign secretary them? white blood cells, they are about how we are going to change our pa rt them? white blood cells, they are part of the immune response, and extradition arrangements what they do is the antibodies latch to reflect our concerns about what is happening onto the spiky proteins and prevent about how we are going to change our extradition arrangements infection. but if they miss any and with the security law in hong kong. any infection. but if they miss any and a ny sales infection. but if they miss any and any sales get infected, what the t what we will not do is abandon our cells do as they come along afterwards and sweep up and they can policy of engagement with china. the government in beijing is warning that relations with the uk are at kill any infected cells that have coronavirus on them. so that's the risk of deteriorating further. translation: we have the uk will approach. —— any and any sales get
ta ke translation: we have the uk will take no further steps down this wrong path so as to avoid further infected. a promising approach from damage to uk— china relations. we the first 1000 volunteers. interesting that nine out of ten of them got this good immune response. will also make resolute reactions to there was a small subgroup of ten all actions that interfere in our volu nteers there was a small subgroup of ten volunteers who got two doses and internal affairs. the much hailed they got an even better response. oxford is one of the few 23 vaccines golden era of relations with china on trial that only kind of went for and the david cameron appears to have been short lived. he wanted to one dose. they favoured one dose. i think now going forward they may encourage more investment from an well be thinking about doing two emerging global power. but what's doses because it got a much stronger emerging global power. but what's emerging now is a diplomatic, response. another really, really key point is it proved to be safe, only political and economic tensions. the minor side effects, and of course if phasing out of huawei from the 5g it wasn't safe, then again, that network has been accompanied by would also be a nonstarter. so it speculation in the chinese press that retaliatory action could be allows us innocence to pass go, to taken against uk companies. carry on in the game, as it were, meanwhile, the uk has ratcheted up which is important. but it does not tell us whether this vaccine works accusations of human rights abuses in china. these pictures show members of the muslim uighur in the real world. for that we are going to have to wait potentially minority bound and blindfolded. for months. but there are trials going on, 9000 people have been so—called western intelligence keep immunised in19 going on, 9000 people have been immunised in 19 different sites across the uk. we have also got
making up these false accusations trial is ongoing in brazil and south against china. labour are calling for sanctions. what is happening in africa, real hot for coronavirus. so china is deeply disturbing and we can't turn a blind eye to it. what there we will get a signal possibly much sooner than in the uk whether we have argued for its sanctions in it protects people in the real world this country against chinese and what sort of protection. does it officials who have been involved in protect completely? the ideal vaccine is one that stops you human rights abuses. that's something that could be done and getting an infection. that would be could be done straightaway so we will be calling on the government to great. but maybe also what would do that. the government says it also be good as if it simply stopped still wa nts do that. the government says it still wants to have a constructive you from getting ill but not from relationship with china, though many of its own mps are pushing for a getting the infection, it would allow you to pass it onto others, much harder line to be taken. for but even that would be a massive its part, china accuses the uk of breakthrough as well. then we need dancing to america's tune, there to know other things, does it work would also says it doesn't want a in the elderly? immunity tends to new cold war. yet every day there is wane as you age. there is lots of more and more evidence that relations between the uk and china questions still to answer but the are growing ever more frosty. today oxford vaccine is very much on track the government will take further but still early days. 23 trials like action on hong kong but in dealing with china ministers are finding it this going on around the world. by difficult to balance criticism with the scientists talking to one another? absolutely they are. there commerce. iain watson, bbc news. isa another? absolutely they are. there is a lot of collaboration and a lot
of openness and they all say to me that they are not in a race against our china correspondent stephen mcdonell said the expected each other. they really want other decision to suspend the extradition treaty is not welcome in beijing. vaccines, the oxford team really they're not going to be happy if this change comes, wa nt vaccines, the oxford team really want the imperial college london as it seems it will. vaccine to work, the moderna vaccine i mean, the new foreign ministry spokesman described this as to work, the russian vaccine, the brutal interference from the uk, firstly, from the british german, the australian, the chinese government, criticising vaccines, they want the others to the hong kong security law and then threatening to end these extradition work but they all know that probably arrangements with that city. nine out of ten of these vaccines are going to fail. so good early immune responses are encouraging. under the existing extradition treaty, a person accused of a crime but many will fall by the wayside. can be sent from britain and we don't know which ones they to hong kong to face will be and it's interesting why the trial and vice versa. government this morning said it had bought, got agreements to buy two that was ok until now, other vaccines, one, a german — us because it's a rule of lawjurisdiction with an independentjudiciary. and another french one, that take along comes this new state security law, all of a sudden, very different approaches to singing certain songs, chanting certain slogans, oxford's. we have a foot in several wearing certain t—shirts, potentially punishable by prison time. camps here with different types of coronavirus vaccine. that was our medical correspondent fergus walsh. a person accused of these things can also be taken to mainland china the government has also signed deals and be processed in courts completely controlled to secure 90 million doses by the communist party and with of two coronavirus vaccines
being developed overseas — one of them in france, the other a near—ioo% conviction rate. in the united states and germany. let's get more on the race under these circumstances, for a vaccine from the head canada and australia have already of global policy and advocacy at the wellcome trust, alex harris. said they will not be extraditing alex, good afternoon to you. good afternoon, simon. what a frenetic anybody any more to hong kong, time this is, and for the world of science, very exciting when you get and if the change comes in london, news as we have just had from as, as i say, we are expecting in the next few hours it oxford. absolutely. i welcome these to come about, beijing has threatened a robust response, but they haven't specified results. they look very promising. i what that response will be. think the whole community is trying our chief political correspondent, to be cautiously optimistic about these results and the other efforts vicki young is at westminster. that are ongoing. as you say, an the tensionjust exciting time. what's really the tension just rises. that's right important about the efforts that are and the prime minister is under pressure, not just from america, ongoing as we have as many of them and the prime minister is under as possible because as your pressure, notjust from america, but from his own backbenchers as well and we saw last week that decision correspondent just said, many as possible because as your correspondentjust said, many of these are destined to fail if about huawei and making sure they experience tells us anything. so we are removed from the 5g broadband need many shops in order to ensure that we have more than one vaccine network. that was one step. but now available. —— shots. what is likely of course with what's going on in hong kong the government is really is if it is this astrazeneca under pressure over that to act accident or another there will not
further. the question is how much be enough manufacturing capacity to further. the question is how much further they are prepared to go. it provide the doses to everyone in the is quite striking listening to boris world from the beginning —— johnson saying that he was not prepared to be a sinophobe and have astrazeneca vaccine. so we need to a kneejerk reaction prepared to be a sinophobe and have a knee jerk reaction to everything ina way spread the manufacturing capacity to a knee jerk reaction to everything in a way that was seen as being very give ourselves the best shot at anti—china. but obviously feeling that some things did need to be equitable access to a vaccine. alex, called out. i think there is a there will be people watching you now who will be thinking, with feeling amongst ministers too that efficacy we seem to be seen, 79% in with coronavirus they see a lack of transparency from china. all of this this oxford university trial, there has worked together, along with will be people who say i don't mind, if it is safe, let's just get it out really a different approach from there, let's try it. what is the china, actually, seen by notjust process yet before that can happen? conservative mps but many labour mps as well as being far more so there is a significant amount of aggressive. so they do feel it is work to do, as many have already time to take further action now. said, we should be cautiously some conservative mps want to have optimistic about these results and other efforts. in addition to sanctions ta ken out some conservative mps want to have sanctions taken out against individual chinese officials with assets in this country. no needing greater safety data and indication from downing street that's going to happen today. other completing a phase three trial, we need regulatory approval. but there mps saying it is time to ban things are need regulatory approval. but there a re efforts like tik tok, although again the need regulatory approval. but there are efforts under way with astrazeneca and other companies including moderna to manufacture
prime minister's official spokesman said he hadn't seen any plans to do some of this product. to your that but i think when dominic raab gets up in the house of commons a question about the urgent desire to little bit later he will be under access for a vaccine, what we are pressure to do even more. and of course in the background is the doing, which has never been done issue of trade, particularly with before and is unprecedented, we are brexit looming and britain needs compressing some of these processes that typically would do china. yes, and if you look at the sequentially, so we are making the vaccine before we know whether it last decade £50 billion worth of investment from the chinese, and the works in order that should it work and succeed in gaining regulatory question is, can the country live approval that we can then distribute without that? can the uk live those vaccines as quickly as without that? can the uk live possible. but his work the uk without that? can the uk live without that? what it willing to pay for that, if you like? and there is government has been right at the co re government has been right at the core of investing at risk to enable also concern about notjust chinese us to work at speed. i was going to companies being involved in telecoms ask about that because effectively but what about all those other they are increasing the chances of aspects? very sensitive areas such success because they are buying several in advance. correct. we are aspects? very sensitive areas such as nuclear power, the water industry. there are many conservatives who see this as a very encouraged by the uk's approach strategic move by the chinese, not in securing access to a broad pool just over the last couple of years of vaccine candidates and we think but over decades, as they try and that leaves the uk in a very strong move more into countries like the position, both in terms of access to uk. but the question, i suppose, is vaccines for uk citizens by spreading our risk, but also playing the retaliation and how far china an important leadership role in
will go in response. there are ensuring global equitable access senior conservative figures who feel because the cost of investing in that in the end a choice needs to be made and actually like—minded countries, whether that's the manufacturing is significant and only rich countries can afford to do do that so we need countries like so—called five eyes security, the uk to secure doses for its canada, australia, america, whether they all stick together and take citizens but also to take part in international collaborative efforts that will ensure that we can action and there are many that feel manufacture for the rest of the those western liberal democracy sticking together and calling out to world. we have been talking about china could be quite powerful. the pressure on scientists, and there is huge global pressure for message of normality, trying to something to take us forward. in the resume in this country, with the last hour for the first time there's news that the cabinet is meeting face—to—face tomorrow. that word hope when talking about coronavirus. this is the million news that the cabinet is meeting face-to-face tomorrow. yes, a bit more normal, although they had to dollar question, i appreciate, find a bigger room and i think it is coronavirus. this is the million dollar question, iappreciate, but i've got to ask it. how long, if going to be quite an impressive room there is a vaccine out there, before with a massive table in the foreign people will have access to it, do office. but things will be different. they will of course be you think? welcome as i mentioned, sitting one metre or more apart, because companies are already there will be hand sanitiser on the manufacturing batches of the vaccine way in and on the way out and they at risk, in theory, as soon as a will have individual waterjugs and company with regulatory approval, glasses. the prime minister's distribution of initial doses can official spokesperson asked whether they would be wearing face masks and happen immediately. so there are he didn't think that would be the some who believe that that might
case “— he didn't think that would be the case —— was asked. thing is not ta ke some who believe that that might take place this calendar year in quite normal but the prime minister says because lots of people are 2020. certainly we hope several returning back to the workplace he vaccines will be able to be felt it was appropriate the cabinet meet face—to—face for the first time since march 17. quite a lot has distributed in 2021. but the capacity to manufacture at the happened since then. gosh, hasn't beginning will be very limited. so it! thank you, vicki young. what we are talking about are very scarce resources , what we are talking about are very scarce resources, so it is very, and we'll have coverage very important that governments from the commons just after 3.30pm, agree amongst themselves to only try when the foreign secretary, dominic raab, will give details of the uk's changing extradition arrangements with hong kong — and vaccinate those in their we'll bring you that live on the bbc news channel. priority populations. so that would the uk government has signed deals be health care workers, the elderly to potentially buy 90 million doses of coronavirus vaccines from abroad. and other vulnerable groups with if they work — they could be comorbidities. and if every here by the end of the year. government work to do that we think it's on top of an agreement there are sufficient doses available to buy 100 million doses in that early period of scarce of the oxford university vaccine — if that one works. supply, in that early period of scarce supply, such that vulnerable people here's our medical wherever they live in the world would be able to have access. very correspondent fergus walsh. there are now an astonishing 23 briefly, we in the media talk about coronavirus vaccines in clinical this race for a vaccine. does that trials around the world, mean there can only be one winner, including two in the uk, or could we find several drugs that developed by oxford university pretty much do the same thing? they and imperial college london. cannot just be one pretty much do the same thing? they cannotjust be one winner. partly because of the scale of global today, the government demand, but equally because history announced deals with two
overseas vaccine producers. tells us in the vaccine space that biontech—pfizer is one of the frontrunners. the first vaccine may not be the best vaccine in the long term, and a german—us partnership, its coronavirus vaccine produced so what we need are multiple a strong immune response vaccines developed on different in early trials. technology platforms, that give us the greatest chance of treating if its successful, the first of 30 million doses could arrive different vulnerable groups with the by the end of the year. the other deal is with the french best levels of efficacy and health firm valneva who won't begin trials outcomes. alex, i'm hearing the of theirjab till the autumn. prime minister boris johnson just reacted. he says this is positive that agreement is for news, and that's something you would 60 million doses. its vaccine will contain back? absolutely. this is great news. i willjoin in with many in an inactivated virus. this is a more tried and tested method for creating a vaccine, the scientific and vaccine so could be important development community to say this is if others fail. just one crucial step but it is very there's already a deal to buy encouraging and we can only hope 100 million doses of the vaccine that we will be seeing similar news produced by oxford university. coming out of other vaccine development efforts very soon. alex harris of the welcome trust, good to talk to you and thank you for your this may look like the uk time this afternoon. government has overbought, meanwhile a potential but bear in mind that nine in ten new treatment for the virus is being described as a breakthrough vaccines are unsuccessful — after the first results
and you see the logic behind of clinical trials suggested it the decision to back several horses significantly reduces the risk of patients ending up in the search for a winner. in intensive care. the base case should be the treatment from a company that we will not get in southampton uses a protein, which our bodies produce naturally, a vaccine this year, to help fight viral infections. and that the most likely our correspondent justin rowlatt has been following the study time frame to start getting for several months. vaccines will be next year. i think the optimistic case is that we will have vaccines this year. this initial clinical trial has had some some positive results, for most of the coronavirus vaccines in trials require example, patients who took the drug more than one dose. we re example, patients who took the drug were 80% less likely for the vaccine trials depend on volunteers. condition to deteriorate, they were the public are being encouraged more than twice as likely to fully recover within a month. they to sign up to a new nhs website suffered less breathlessness, they to speed up the process forjoining also stayed in hospital less long. coronavirus vaccine studies. instead of nine days on average they the aim is to get half a million people to register spent six days in hospital. all very interest by october. positive signals coming from this, fergus walsh, bbc news. as you say, quite small study. the big health warning on all of this, meanwhile a potential if you like, is that is a new treatment for the virus provisional, preliminary study, is being described as a breakthrough relatively small study, and it — after the first results of clinical trials suggested it hasn't been peer reviewed so it has significantly reduces the risk of patients ending up not been sent to other scientists to in intensive care. check the results. we have not seen the treatment from a company the full dataset so we at the bbc in southampton uses a protein, have not confirmed the results which our bodies produce naturally, either. but if it lives up to what
to help fight viral infections. our correspondent justin rowlatt has the scientists are telling us, then been following the study for several months. this is a really significant step forward in the treatment of this initial clinical trial has had some really positive results. coronavirus illnesses. that was for example, patients who took justin rowlatt. we will have more on the drug were 80% less likely for their condition to deteriorate. that story throughout the afternoon on bbc news. another big story they were more than twice as likely to fully recover within a month. today. beijing has accused the uk they suffered less breathlessness government of ‘brutally meddling' and they also stayed in china's internal affairs, in hospital less long. as diplomatic tensions instead of nine days on average, they spent six days in hospital. all very positive signals coming continue to rise between the two countries. from this quite small study. the foreign secretary, dominic raab, is expected the big health warning, to suspend its extradition treaty if you like, on all of this, with hong kong this afternoon — is that it is a preliminary study, after beijing's imposition of a controversial security law in the territory. a relatively small study. prime minister borisjohnson says the uk cannot ignore human rights abuses in china. it hasn't been peer reviewed, so it hasn't been sent to other our political correspondent iain watson reports. scientists to check out the results. demonstrators in hong kong, we haven't seen the full data sets, just hours after beijing introduced so we the bbc haven't been able a sweeping new national security law at the end of last month. to confirm the results either, but, 200 people were arrested if it lives up to what within 24 hours. the government has said that up the scientists are telling us, to 3 million british overseas then this is a really significant passport holders and their families step forward in the treatment will now be eligible of coronavirus illnesses. to settle and work in the uk,
that was justin rowlatt. if they no longer wanted to live under chinese rule. and we'll be talking to the chief investigator for the trial, today, ministers are about to go tom wilkinson, at 2:40pm. further, suspending a long—standing extradition treaty with hong kong. just under half an hour from now. you will be hearing later routine dental care has resumed in northern ireland. some restrictions are still on from the foreign secretary in place, including up to an hour between some patients being seen — about how we are going to change our so surgeries can be cleaned. extradition arrangements to reflect our concerns northern ireland's department of health says a delivery of £1 million worth of personal about what is happening protective equipment with the security law in hong kong. will start this week — but dentists say they need higher we have to think about the human level ppe to carry out their work. rights, the rights of the people of hong kong to participate marks & spencer is the latest in democratic processes. high street store what we don't want to do, as i say, to announce job cuts — is completely abandon our policy with plans to make 950 posts redundant. of engagement with china. but the government in beijing m&s said in a statement that it has is warning that relations with the uk are at risk started collective consultation of deteriorating further. translation: we hope that the uk with its employee representative will take no further steps groups and has set out its intention to first offer voluntary redundancy down this wrong path, so as to avoid further damage to affected colleagues. ben thompson is following to uk—china relations. the story for us. he has his microphone on. then, this we will also make resolute reactions to actions that interfere wasn't entirely unexpected because in our internal affairs. marks & spencer was looking at how the much hailed golden era
of relations with china under it operated before coronavirus hit. david cameron appears to have you are absolutely right, simon. been short lived. marks & spencer has been facing a he wanted to encourage more investment from long and arduous process to try to an emerging global power. return to the sort of heyday it once but what is emerging now enjoyed and it was already in a three—year turnaround plan launched by boss steve rowe and what they are diplomatic, political we re by boss steve rowe and what they were trying to do was get the business in a better shape to cope and economic tensions. with the change in the high street. the phasing out of huawei from the 5g network has been all of that was thrown out of the accompanied by speculation in the chinese press that window when many of those stores, retaliatory action could be taken like other retailers, were forced to against uk companies. meanwhile, the uk has ratcheted up accusations of human close because of the coronavirus rights abuses in china. these pictures show members pandemic. at one point of their of the muslim uighur minority in china bound and blindfolded. clothing sales, down 86%, a huge shift in a market that was already so—called western intelligence struggling. you may rememberfood is making this false sales for m and s did particularly accusation against china. labour are calling for sanctions. well but it was homeware and what is happening in china clothing that once again were struggling. they were trying to come is deeply disturbing. we can't turn a blind eye to it. up struggling. they were trying to come up with a solution that already included laying off staff and what we have argued for is sanctions closing stores. they say now those in this country against chinese plans have changed and they have officials who have been involved been forced to look at another 950 in human rights abuses. that is something that job losses and more store closures. could be done straight away.
we are calling on the so probably unsurprising that this government to do that. has happened but the detail we have today suggests it is management the government says it still wants roles that will go rather than front to have a constructive line staff. they are hoping it will relationship with china. give itan line staff. they are hoping it will give it an opportunity to be more agile and more nimble by giving more but many of its own mps are pushing for a much harder line to be taken. responsibility to individual store managers rather than a diktat coming for its part, china accuses the uk from head office. but none the less of dancing to america's tune, though it also says it doesn't want worrying times for all of those staff ca ug ht worrying times for all of those staff caught up in this, and of a new cold war. course there are no clear answers yet every day there is more and more evidence that relations about how this plays out because we between the uk and china know that our shopping habits have are growing evermore frosty. today, the government will take changed fundamentally in lockdown, and if you look at the statement further action on hong kong. but in dealing with china, from marks & spencer they said the ministers are finding it difficult after—shocks of this crisis will to balance criticism with commerce. iain watson, bbc news. endure for the next year at least. to see some custom habits return to our chief political correspondent, vicki young normal. but some habits now have is at westminster. changed for ever and that inevitably means that shift online. the high dominic raab is expected to stand up street has changed for ever and we in the next half an hour and no are hearing of more woes from ted baker as well. yes. the latest in a doubt as to what he will say. in the next half an hour and no doubt as to what he will saylj don't think there is. the question is whether he will go any further than that because he is certainly long line of retailers right now
that are making it clear that things under pressure from many cannot go back to how they were. ted conservative backbenchers to take action. they would like to see baker now announcing more job losses sanctions against chinese individuals with assets in this and already was in the midst, much country. and he is under pressure like marks & spencer, has been caught up in changes to the way we from the labour party who have been pushing him, particularly raising theissue shop and therefore paying expensive rent and rates on high street pushing him, particularly raising the issue of chinese investment in this country, particularly sensitive locations simply isn't viable. they areas such as nuclear power. but can't afford it if we are not going really there is a whole question now through the doors. the challenge for of how the uk treats its relations all of these retailers is how quickly it will take for our habits with china. it is a long time since to bounce back. because whilst we may have got used to staying at david cameron talked about a golden home, not going out to the high era. theresa may was a little more street, they expect that to change sceptical and looked again at some and we start going out again. but if of these investments in this we are worried about ourjobs or country. it is a question really of where our next paycheque will come whether you decide that you want to from, or how much money we will have at the end of the month, then our keep them close and you say to them shopping habits will change, and in private and raise these issues, maybe we will buy one less posh whether it's about hong kong or dinner out, maybe by one the st for human rights abuses and that's what ourselves at the end of the week and the approach has been. but really i those other retailers that will think the prime minister has been struggle, particularly in m and ss pushed by america as well to really case, they have been one of the ta ke pushed by america as well to really
retailers that has not had an online take much more drastic action than shopping presence and have not had a that. it was interesting today to see that he was very keen to say he delivery presence. they've done a deal with ocado, meaning you can would not be pushed into every single issue into what he called order marks & spencer groceries online which should help them get a being a sinophobe. he said china has slice of the lucrative online an important place in world shopping market but some saying it is too little too late, radical politics. but you can really feel action is needed. and as marks & the atmosphere changing. i think thatis the atmosphere changing. i think that is partly because a sizeable spencer have said in a statement today, they want to make three years number of conservative mps plus the labour party are moving in one worth of changes in one year, so it isa worth of changes in one year, so it is a huge task ahead of them, but as direction. we will have live you said ted baker, the other one coverage of dominic raab here in the today, many other retailers next 15 minutes whenever he stands up. some interesting evidence to the including the likes of ssp, that's public accounts committee this the organisation that runs coffee afternoon, the chief nursing officer shops at restaurants and train for england who has explained why stations, for example, they are she was stepped down from those laying off 500 south, boots have briefings. you may remember these briefings. you may remember these changed their store portfolio, so briefings that used to take place lots of big changes on the high everyday and quite often the prime minister or a minister be flanked by street as we change our shopping habits. how this will all shake out there is a long way to go, and i various scientists and others from the health world and the chief don't think marks & spencer in any nursing officerfor way will be the last to make an the health world and the chief nursing officer for england was one of those. there was then a big row announcement about jobs. ben thompson, thank you very much. —— laying off 500 staff. this is bbc about dominic cummings during
lockdown when he travelled to news, the headlines this afternoon. durham, and then of course, as you can imagine, lots of these officials we re can imagine, lots of these officials were asked about all of this. ruth may, she disappeared one day and it ratcheting up the tension with china: didn't turn up as we thought she was the uk is to suspend going to and today she was asked its extradition treaty with hong kong after beijing accuses about why she thinks that happened. the uk of "brutal meddling" it is indeed true that i was dropped in its internal affairs. from a briefing but that happens to many of my colleagues as well and the race for a coronavirus vaccine — the government signs global deals to purchase millions of doses thatis many of my colleagues as well and that is a regular occurrence. what i global deals to purchase have to say is that i was also asked millions of doses. more retail misery — as high street stores marks to attend another briefing later in and spencer and ted baker june but i got stuck in traffic for announce major job cuts. that one. were you at any point in we have the latest cases of coronavirus deaths in wales. no new the preparation for that press cases, the number of remaining at briefing being asked to defend the actions of one of the prime 1547, the cases, the number of remaining at 15117, the news coming from public health wells, the total number in minister's senior advisers? as in wales increased by 15, that means the number of confirmed cases are all press briefings we talk about lots of these preparation questions, 16,943. also getting covid scotland and yes, of course, i was asked statistics, seven new confirmed about lockdown and rules on
cases of coronavirus, identified in the last 24 hours, coming from the lockdown, yes. what are your views on lockdown and the actions of dominic cummings at that time?|j scottish government. no deaths recorded. 299 people were in hospital as of last night. three in believe dominic cummings at that time?” believe that in my opinion the rules intensive care with another seven people in intensive care with we re believe that in my opinion the rules were clear and they are there for suspected covid—19. those latest everyone's safety and they apply to us all. ok, so to him as well as me figures coming from wales and and you? they certainly apply to all scotland. we will bring you the figures for england a little later on. you're watching bbc news. of us, including me. you may the actress amber heard has told remember thatjonathan van—tam, who the high court in london was the deputy chief medical that she feared her ex—husband johnny depp would kill her. officer, was asked about it a couple she's begun giving three days of days before that command said of evidence as part of the actor's precisely that, that the rules were libel action against the owner's of the sun. there for everybody. we have had a he's suing the paper for alleging he was a wife—beater, reaction from the liberal democrats allegations he strongly denies. from the high court acting leader ed davey who says borisjohnson is acting leader ed davey who says boris johnson is happy acting leader ed davey who says borisjohnson is happy to hide behind experts when it suits him but david sillito reports. we now know that as soon as they don't stick to his script he gags amber heard, here in the white blouse, arriving in court today for them. there was another occasion the beginning of her account of what she says was a relationship when borisjohnson stepped in as in which she was assaulted journalists tried to ask some of the on more than 14 occasions. others, i think it was the chief the former wife ofjohnny depp is giving evidence as medical officer and chief scientific a witness in a libel adviser, about the particular case case between johnny depp
of dominic cummings and he said they and the publishers of the sun newspaper, over an article we re of dominic cummings and he said they were not there to answer questions that described him on that. vicki young, thank you very as a "wife beater". the couple first met on the set much. let's get more on the foreign of the film the rum diary and married six years later. secretary dominic raab who is in a witness statement released today, expected to suspend the uk's she sastohnny depp extradition treaty with hong kong. was controlling and physically and verbally abusive. former labour foreign and home the abuse, she says included: secretary jack strawjoins me now. good afternoon to you. good afternoon. a suspension of that treaty, is that enough?” afternoon. a suspension of that treaty, is that enough? i think it's an important thing to do because the she goes on to say: treaty was based on the assumption and added: that hong kong'sjudiciary treaty was based on the assumption that hong kong's judiciary would treaty was based on the assumption that hong kong'sjudiciary would be com pletely that hong kong'sjudiciary would be completely independent of that of mainland china, and indeed there we re mainland china, and indeed there were many british judges who sit on the court of appeal in hong kong not all of this is strenuously denied byjohnny depp. serving china. if you have a in court, amber heard was questioned judicial system in hong kong which is increasingly being run by the about her drinking and drug use. a medical note that described mental health problems and substance abuse chinese communist party as the was, she said, untrue. judiciary in china it is impossible so too was a statement by one of her friends to have a fair extradition treaty so about excessive drinking.
she was also questioned of course it's appropriate. you have about prescribed drug use. she said at the beginning got to be careful about calibrating of her relationship she took one drug for a sleep disorder, but that was increased our response to what china are during her relationship. she said, "they were doing. i think that what dominic constantly being updated in order to keep me raab has done and is about to do is entirely appropriate. i think the sedated and calm." all of the allegations have been decision on huawei and not allowing them to continue with investment in denied byjohnny depp, but them to continue with investment in the sg them to continue with investment in the 5g network is also correct. i'd just like to say this. who am i to amber heard says she thinks he defend the government? but i do when doesn't remember what he did and has i think it's appropriate. on this been convinced by others that she is making things up issue, of course we are going to for attention, money and fame, ta ke full issue, of course we are going to take full account of what the to which she says, "i am not." david sillito, bbc news. americans say to us, as they do to social distancing rules are being relaxed in nurseries across england from today — us at any time. but it is not true allowing staff to open their doors to more young children. our education correspondent that this government has simply danced to the tune of the americans danjohnson has been to two nurseries to find out how they've on all issues. if you take the issue been coping — and what effect of iran and the nuclear deal, the the relaxation of social distancing rules will have on them. this is a tale of two very british government has resolutely different nurseries. stuck to the nuclear deal which they we've been really busy sincejune. signed in july 2015, the children have all come back stuck to the nuclear deal which they signed injuly 2015, whilst the americans put huge pressure on us.
into the nursery and they've been really settled. i'm very clear that these are this room is a 12—place room decisions the british government have made in what they regard as and we're full at the moment. at little pioneers in leamington britain's interests. you heard just there are lots of little people. but sunflowers, in sheffield, now from keir starmer, they are backed by the labour opposition as it's still really quiet. well. no one is more surprised to the nursery should have 120 children in every day and now we've got 20. hear you defend the government when we come into sunflowers, further on this, but there was a hell of a u—turn by borisjohnson, this will have 24 children. by the uk government on the huawei it's not, it's got zero, so we've adapted it decisionjust a few so the children can sleep. by the uk government on the huawei decision just a few months ago. it's worrying because there was nothing wrong with that 5g i've got 28 staff. they need to stay in a job as well. involvement and then suddenly there was. the only thing that changed only a handful of kids came back really was america's position. yes, because furloughed parents this therefore casts doubt on the don't need childcare, or can't afford it, sense and wisdom of the original or they are cautious. we are fighting a losing battle decision in respect of 5g. it was because we've onlyjust opened a lwa ys and parents are nervous. decision in respect of 5g. it was always on the cusp and i went to a number of confidential briefings about this where those from within we've got more ppe than you can throw a stick at. the system were saying that on that's not cheap, and we're not balance they thought it was ok to getting any more funding for that. so, it is, it's not a good place to be in. accept 5g's involvement in a significant proportion but not the
whole of our 5g infrastructure. but but the reopening was a relief it was clear to me that it was on for some parents who were seeking salvation from the lockdown. it was a difficult situation, the cusp for them. they would have so when the nursery been better in retrospect if we had said they were opening, not gone ahead at that stage. the i was like, absolutely. the kids love it, so every time they get home they've been excited difficulty is, of course, almost unnoticed to the rest of us, and about all the things they've been doing, telling us about their days certainly if i think back to my time and i think for them it's a bit when i was in government, almost 13 of going back to normality. every nursery has done lots of work yea rs, when i was in government, almost 13 years, i don't recall seeing a to reopen, with extra ways single piece of paper about huawei. to keep everyone safe. but there they were, beavering away and building up this immense a lot of parents were unsure, facility and power over the rest of but with the reassurance the world's telecoms infrastructure, and the great communication, almost without anybody who wasn't they felt really reassured. the children are having directly involved in telecoms temperature checks on arrival, noticing it. ithink also including the staff as well. directly involved in telecoms noticing it. i think we are now lots of hand washing learning that going for the cheapest, which is typically the activities with the children, making sure they understand the importance of why they need chinese, regardless of the security to be washing their hands as well. these new rules will make and long—term implications, is not a huge difference here, in our interests. the other thing i it will double the capacity. would just say is that i've noticed but will parents feel reassured? what the chinese ambassador was saying yesterday and are making all that is the real test. sorts of threats, but they say this and if children don't come back
in the right numbers, there is a warning, this won't be is if huawei was a central part of the chinese state apparatus, at the enough to save every nursery. danjohnson, same time as stating at other dan johnson, bbc news, danjohnson, bbc news, leamington moments that huawei is entirely spa. independent. they have got to make dan johnson, bbc news, leamington spa. up independent. they have got to make up their mind about this and also an investigation is under way after an outbreak of coronavirus infections at a call centre need to be posed the question, what in motherwell in scotland pa rt need to be posed the question, what which carries out contact tracing for the nhs. part of their critical national measures have been infrastructure has any equipment brought in by the region's from foreign suppliers? i think you health board to try to suppress the outbreak. at least seven workers are will find that the answer is none. understood to have tested positive. a police officer has been seriously it was ever thus. previous injured and a number of others hurt as thousands of people gathered to celebrate administrations, including perhaps leeds united winning yours, had the view that there was the championship. a huge clean—up operation has been taking going to be a new dawn in our place in leeds city centre, relationship with china. and is it after celebrations yesterday to mark the club's promotion to the premier league. now dawning on them, perhaps, that west yorkshire police said a female actually china was never going to officer was hit by a bottle change its spots and any hope that and taken to hospital with serious head injuries. they might be more friendly towards nine people were arrested they might be more friendly towards the west and more reciprocal, if you for public order offences. like, well, it wasjust the west and more reciprocal, if you many more of us will be like, well, it was just wrong.” spending our summer holidays think about this a lot. two things here in the uk this year. that means our beaches to say about our period, and of will be busier — and potentially messier — than usual. course, hindsight is a great thing. there are already concerns about the amount of litter
and pollution along our coastline now that lockdown one is that even when we were in restrictions are being eased. tomos morgan reports. iconic scenes from the office between 1997 and 2010, china was much less economically powerful. blue planet series — yes, i made speeches about the fact the pictures that made us all more that china was the coming aware of the effects plastics 21st—ce ntu ry that china was the coming 21st—century power and so on. the have on our sea life. but as restrictions began to ease, second and most important thing is ogmore beach in south wales was subject to similar scenes seen they have different leadership and across other uk beaches recently, that leadership was not as with litter left everywhere. aggressively nationalist. it saw its how much did you actually end up picking up? role as one of the major world 33 bags, all together. powers for the 21st—century. but not local resident lewis morgan took it asi powers for the 21st—century. but not as i think we are now seeing from upon himself to clear up president xi is the only world power the following morning. so i thought i'd come down, i'd have a look at the rubbish that was here. and you hadn't, for example, had i didn't come down thinking i was going to fill china moving in aggressively to the as many bags as i did. south china sea and seeking to take but, yeah, there was quite a lot of rubbish to pick up. over whole swathes of islands and being environmentally conscious is important, and picking up litter where you can is something i think infrastructure on the ocean bed and we should all be doing. claiming this as chinese, which the marine conservation society say could immensely disrupt they are concerned that recycling may have taken a back seat as more international trade and commerce as single—use plastics have been well. so maybe we should have been a used during lockdown. bit more sceptical that we worked
yes, definitely, the concern is there that there has been a setback. closely with the chinese. to deny because we've all seen in the media all of the horrific pictures where people are going down to their local beaches and enjoying them the corporation they were it, because they haven't been able giving us... as far as hong kong is to for such a long time, but at the same time, we mustn't forget that the problem hasn't gone away. concerned hong kong continued relatively benignly, they were sticking to the treaty, which was french divers found ppe one country two systems very clearly in their waters last month with an emphasis on both and they and there is now concern did stick to that deal. but what's here that ppe could end up on our beaches soon. happened under president xi is they we have been receiving anecdotal reports from our supporters have departed from that and they now that they are noticing ppe seek hong kong very much simply as around their local areas. pa rt seek hong kong very much simply as part of the mainland. they were not supposed to move towards anything like that for 50 years after the as the summer break begins and the weather begins to improve 1997 transfer. they have moved again, british beaches will no rather more quickly than that. jack doubt be busy again. straw, good to talk to you, thank you for your time this afternoon. but the message will be clear — don't forget in the next few minutes we will go to the house of commons bin it or take the rubbish with you. for that statement from the foreign secretary dominic raab as he gives details of the uk's changing tomos morgan, bbc news, ogmore arrangements with hong kong beach. now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes.
extradition wise. before that, let's have a look at the weather from chris fawkes. we have seen quite a lot of sunshine across england and wales today and some dramatic skies like these in we have seen quite a lot of sunshine across england and wales today south—west england, this cloud is and some dramatic skies like these in south—west england, interesting, sent in by a weather this cloud is cirrus uncinus, watcher but the showers have been sent in by a weather watcher quite widespread today. further but the clouds have been north we have seen showers today and quite widespread today. further north we have seen showers those showers will continue today and those showers overnight in scotland, northern will continue overnight in scotland, ireland, england and wales having a northern ireland, england dry night with clear spells, and and wales having a dry once again it is going to turn night with clear spells, chilly with temperatures in the and once again it is going to turn countryside getting down into quite low angle figures. so a cool start chilly with temperatures of the day on tuesday, plenty of in the countryside getting down sunshine for england, wales and into quite low single figures. northern ireland, bit of fair so a cool start of the day weather cloud developing in the on tuesday, plenty of afternoon, but in scotland it will sunshine for england, turn generally quite cloudy later in wales and northern ireland, a bit of fair weather cloud developing in the afternoon, the day, as an approaching weather but in scotland it will turn system eventually spreads some rain generally quite cloudy later in the day, as an approaching into the west later in the day. weather system eventually temperature is disappointing across spreads some rain into the north, but in the south still the west later in the day. warm in any sunshine. and as we look temperatures disappointing at the forecast in the middle part across the north, but in the south still warm in any sunshine. of the week, change is on the way, and as we look at the forecast low pressure bringing outbreaks of in the middle part of the week, rain to scotland and northern change is on the way, low pressure bringing
ireland particularly. outbreaks of rain to scotland and northern ireland in particular. hello this is bbc news. the headlines: data from early—stage human trials of a covid—19 vaccine developed by oxford university has been published. it suggests it's safe and induces an immune reaction. people who've been vaccinated so far, we've see exactly the right sort of immune response.
borisjohnson has confirmed that there will be changes to the uk's extradition treaty with hong kong, in a move which threatens to further increase tension with china. i'm not going to be pushed into a position of becoming hello this is bbc news. a knee—jerk sinophobe on every the headlines: borisjohnson has confirmed issue, someone who is automatically that there will be changes to the uk's extradition treaty with hong kong, in a move anti—china, but we do which threatens to further have serious concerns. increase tension with china. i'm not going to be pushed into a position of becoming marks & spencer and ted baker a knee—jerk sinophobe on every have announced plans to cut hundreds ofjobs — issue, someone who is automatically the latest retailers to announce anti—china, but we do job losses after the lockdown. have serious concerns. the race for a coronavirus vaccine — the government signs global deals to purchase millions of doses. sport, and for a full round up marks & spencer and ted baker from the bbc sport centre, have announced plans here's holly hamilton. to cut hundreds ofjobs — the latest retailers to announce job losses after the lockdown. let's go to old trafford, where england have made a really good start as they try to win the second test and level the series and for a full round up, with the west indies. from the bbc sport centre, henry moeran's there for us. here's holly hamilton.
they have victory in their sites? ple nty of plenty of cricket, and going england's way. data, but being held up a little let's go to old trafford, with a really good partnership built where england have made by the west indies batsmen, it's a really good start, as they try to win the second test worth 69 runs in england getting and level the series with the west indies. held up, not taken a wicket for over henry moeran's there for us. it's all going england's way. a hourand it has, good data for england so held up, not taken a wicket for over a hour and maybe the momentum of the game is changing. the west indies far, started with fireworks from the bat of ben stokes, smashing 78 in will be feeling if they came back double quick time, setting the through to tea, they have that platform that england needed to put target of surviving the final session. england need a wicket and pressure on the west indies. 312 the need that break through. again, to target for tourist to win the game get this match back on course and and come in doing so, win the level the series. thank you. series. but england took three wickets before lunch and another won there will be no winners of this it since then, stuart broad striking year's prestigious ballon d'or three times, and at the moment it award, it's been cancelled due looks like a game for survival for to the pandemic. it's the first time since it began the west indies as they try to in 1956 that football's most coveted somehow build a partnership that can individual prize will not get them through the afternoon and be handed out. in a statement, football france said give them a foothold that they can the last year couldn't be treated as ordinary, potentially get confidence towards a but says the ceremony will return in 2021. draw in the evening session. there is so much time left in the game, it looks like a matter of time that england will wrap things up, nigel pearson says he's been
levelled the series and set up the overwhelmed by the support since being sacked by watford yesterday. decider which begins here on friday pearson joined in december when at old trafford. look like they're watford were bottom of the table. enjoying it, thank you. he's since guided them out of the relegation zone some news in just the last hour — and although they can still go down, his dismissal was a bit there will be no winners of this of a surprise. year's prestigious ballon d'or watford are the first award, it's been cancelled premier league team to sack due to the pandemic. three managers in the same season. it's the first time since it began in 1956 that football's most coveted individual prize will not be handed out. in a statement, football france said gareth bale's agent has told bbc sport that bale is going nowhere, the last year couldn't be treated as ordinary, despite being sidelined but says the ceremony at real madrid. will return in 2021. the 31—year—old has two years left on his contract with real but has been a peripheralfigure nigel pearson says he's been overwhelmed by the support since since zinedine zidane being sacked by watford yesterday. returned to madrid. bale was left out of the squad pearson joined in december when for their last game of the season. watford were bottom of the table. the welshman is still real‘s he's since guided them out highest—paid player, of the relegation zone and although they can still go down, but his agentjonathan barnett has also ruled out a his dismissal was a bit of a surprise. loan move next season. watford are the first borussia dortmund have confirmed premier league team to sack three the signing ofjude bellingham managers in the same season. from birmingham city. the teenagerjoins the german side for a fee that could eventually be the premier league's all—time top worth more than £30m. scorer alan shearer says it's time at 17, bellingham is birmingham's for manchester united to drop
youngest—ever player and follows their goalkeeper david de gea. he made a couple of huge in the footsteps of fellow mistakes as united lost 3—1 englishman jadon sancho, to chelsea in their fa cup who joined dortmund at the same semifinal at wembley. age three years ago. chelsea's second goal rory mcilroy is no longer is a particularly diffcult golf‘s world number one. he's been overtaken watch for de gea. by spain's jon rahm, who won the memorial tournament his manager ole gunner solskjaer in the us state of ohio. maintains that de gea is still one it's the first time he's taken the top spot of the best keepers in the world. and comes just four years chelsea will play arsenal in the after turning pro. the life of world cup winner fa cup final a week on saturday. jack charlton is being celebrated and borussia dortmund have with a special postmark confirmed the signing ofjude bellingham in the uk and ireland. from birmingham city. charlton was part of england's 1966 the teenagerjoins the german side for a fee that could eventually be worth world cup winning side more than £30m. and also led the republic of ireland at 17, bellingham is birmingham's to their first youngest ever player and follows major tournament finals in the in the footsteps of fellow late 1980s and early 1990s. englishman jadon sancho, he died earlier this month aged 85. who joined dortmund at the same the postmark will be on all stamped age three years ago. mail in the uk and ireland rory mcilroy is no longer until the 9th of august. golf‘s world number one. he's been overtaken by spain's jon rahm, who won the memorial tournament that's all the sport for now, i'll in the us state of ohio. it's the first time have more for you in the next hour.
he's taken the top spot and comes just four years after turning pro. i'm just seeing that the world cup the life of world cup winner jack charlton is being celebrated with a special postmark in australia, the t20, has been in the uk and ireland. postponed to 2021, it no surprise, charlton was part of england's 1966 but sport is really suffering? will world cup winning side be getting yesterdays, for a long time it felt that all our pollutants and also led the republic of ireland to their first major tournament we re time it felt that all our pollutants finals in the late were just tell you things that were 1980s and early 1990s. postponed, think about it, we should he died earlier this month aged 85. be in the middle of the olympics right now, and sadly another major the postmark will be on all stamped event postponed for a year at least, mail in the uk and ireland until the 9th of august. but these events will come back in sport will be back soon enough. that's all the sport for now. thanks very much. bbc news, just to over the past few months, bring you the latest covid figures thousands of student from northern ireland, we have heard health workers have been playing a crucial role helping the nhs through the coronavirus outbreak. from northern ireland, we have heard from wales and scotland, no further more than 40,000 students deaths reported there, and the same answered a call to help, in northern ireland, no further many working on the front line debts from covid—19 since friday, for the first time. jim reed has been those figures from the stormont department of health. total deaths speaking to some of them. recorded remain at 556. there are
been 23 new cases of the virus since this is liskeard community hospital, it is normally a rehabilitation friday but no new deaths. so, hospital, it was the allocated ward positive news. and on a day where we are getting a lot of positive news time is covid—19 positive patients. this woman is coming to the end of in relation to coronavirus, with the news from oxford university, will her student placement in cornwall. have much more on that through the at the height of a pandemic, the afternoon. we are awaiting the ward was full. this year, student statement from dominic raab from the house of commons, that is the scene nurses could choose, either to lay their placements into next year and there, they called a three minute concentrate on theory instead or break three minutes ago, so any volunteer to help the nhs through moment now, dominic raab will be getting to his feet for that the outbreak. lots of students are not able to come out on placements statement on the extradition because they had to shield lot once agreement with hong kong. boris or due to their circumstances. i johnson earlier saying that the uk's discuss it with my family and i extradition arrangements will be really wa nted discuss it with my family and i really wanted to be out here. in changed. this coming amid rising tensions with china. dominic raab normal times, student nurses, midwives and other health care expected to suspend that extradition workers are not paid to train. in march, the decision was made to deal, and we can hearfrom him now. offer short—term contracts for the first time to help deal the your phone chat with your permission outbreak. a lot of our work at the i would like to make a statement updating the house on the latest of moment hasn't been chest and abdomen elements in respect to china and
hong kong. as i told the house on x—rays to check for signs of effects the 1st ofjuly, the uk wants a of covid. this radiography student positive relationship with china. help to scan covid patients. when china has undergone an transformation in recent decades, you experience covid and see grounded one of the world's ancient patients offering with covid, that cultures, not only is trying at the is when it hits you. i was scared, my parents were scared, they were world's second largest economy it is a huge place in tech and science. uk saying, it's not happening. when i spoke to them, they came around to government recognises china's really understood that i was remarkable success in raising passionate about it and this is millions of its own people out of something i wanted to take on. for poverty. china is also the world's many, the experience was life—changing. this woman is that biggest investor in renewable the clinical research facility in technology, so will be an essential global partner when it comes to glasgow, working on covid studies tackling global climate change. and and the first vaccine trials. this the chinese people travel, study and was the first time i've really work all over the world, making an extraordinary contribution, so mr experienced a covid patients, speaker, let me be really clear really, and it was tough to see the about this, we want to work with difficulty that they had in china. there is enormous scope for breathing. they were so keen to help positive, constructive engagement. there are wide ranging opportunities the research, they felt like they from increasing the trade wa nted the research, they felt like they wanted to repay something. ijust cooperation in tackling climate change, in particular with a view to
thought that was beautiful to be the cop26 change, in particular with a view to the c0 p26 summit change, in particular with a view to the cop26 summit next year, which pa rt thought that was beautiful to be part of wipe it total, more than the cop26 summit next year, which the uk will be hosting. but as we 40,000 students have chosen to take up strive for that positive 40,000 students have chosen to take up an nhs placement since march, relationship, we ah also supervised but often working on the clear—sighted about the challenges that lie ahead to. we will always front line. today, we heard that the protect our vital interests and la st front line. today, we heard that the last patient here who was covered won't accept any investment that positive has now tested covered negative. —— compromises our domestic or national positive has now tested covered security. mr speaker, we will be negative. — — covid positive has now tested covered negative. —— covid positive has now tested covid negative. it is clear where we disagree, and i have surreal, the wards are quiet, if it been clear about our great concerns does come again, everyone feels regarding the gross human rights ready, so for the team here it is a abuses being perpetrated against the significant moment. it has been a uighur muslims. it is precisely term none of the students could have predicted, helping keep the nhs because we recognise china's in the running through the worst outbreak in its history. world, is a fellow member of the talks between european leaders gzo, on a 750—billion—euro world, is a fellow member of the g20, fell a permanent member of the post—coronavirus recovery fund united nations security council, are entering their fourth day, making it the longest that we expect china to live up to eu summit in 20 years. the national obligations and member states are divided about how international responsibilities that come with that stature. that is the much of the money should be available as non—repayable grants. the self—proclaimed frugal four — sweden, denmark, austria and the netherlands — positive, constructive, mature, along with finland, don't want reciprocal relationship that we seek with china. striving for good
badly affected countries to be offered 500 billion euros, or $573 billion. cooperation and staying clear when led by the dutch prime minister, we have to disagree. mr speaker, we they say 375 billion euros have been clear regarding the new is as far as they will go. national security law which china others, including france, has imposed on the people of hong germany, spain and italy, kong. a clear and serious violation are refusing to go below 400 billion euros. of the uk/ china joint declaration the new proposal reported to be and with it, a violation of china's on the table today is 390 billion. the european commission president freely assumed international obligations. on the 1st ofjuly, i struck a positive tone as she arrived for the fourth announce that we are developing a day of talks. bespoke immigration rates for so, after three days and three british nationals overseas and their nights of negotiation marathon, dependents, giving them a path to we are entering now the crucial citizenship in the uk and i can phase, but i have the impression update the house that the home secretary was set out further that european leaders details on the plans for a new, really want an agreement, bespoke immigration route for those they showed a real will to find people and their dependents before a solution, and we need a solution. european citizens need a solution. recess. this bespoke crew will be available before 2021, in the the european union needs a solution, meantime, the home secretary sought given border force officers leave to needs an agreement to overcome this crisis and to prepare europe for the future. grant bnos and their dependents i am positive for today. access at the uk border. beyond our
we are not there yet but things are moving in the right direction. our europe reporter gavin lee offer to bnos, we are today taking further measures which are a necessary and proportionate response is in brussels with this update. to this new national security legislation, which we now have had the opportunity to assess very potentially it is going to be carefully. first, given the role the longest summit in history. you go back to the nice summit when 15 china has now assumed for the countries were expanded, internal security of hong kong and back in 2000 it was five days just, but two of those days, the authority it's exerting over law the leaders in the evening were set free drinking, enforcement, the uk will extend to to do what they want, that hasn't hong kong the arms embargo we have happened here. they have gone into the night applied to mainland china since and actually into the 1989. to be clear, the extension of early hours. they reconvened at 5:30am this this embargo means it will be no morning to see if they can get some wiggle room. exports from the uk to hong kong a but they couldn't. i think they look to be at a place potentially lethal weapons, their where there might be a deal components are ammunition, and will this afternoon and there's some also mean a ban on the export of any white smoke suggested from the austrian camp, the chancellor sebastian kurz saying equipment not already banned, which it has been a tough negotiations, might be used for internal he is happy that it has come to an end and he is repression, such as shackles, positive that there could be a deal later. interceptor equipments, firearms and i think it's also possibly smoke grenades. mr speaker, the and officially becoming known as the stiff leg summit, this dutch term that mark rutte, second measure relates to the fact the prime minister, used on the way that the imposition of this national in, talking about in dutch — security legislation has
het been stijf houden — significantly changed key which means i'm keeping the stiff assumptions underpinning our extradition treaty arrangements with leg, i'm sticking to my guns. and really this has gone hong kong. had to say, i'm the way, so far, over the frugalfour, plus finland, particularly concerned about articles 50 55 and 59 of the law, in keeping the grants down, and ultimately it has led to a couple which gave mainland chinese of face—offs where diplomacy has authorities have ability to assume slipped. the bulgarian prime minister boyko jurisdiction over cases and try them borissov accusing mark in mainland chinese courts. mr rutte of acting as europe's policeman, of tub thumping and hand speaker, the national security law does not provide legal orjudicial stamping on the tables yesterday by emmanuel macron, who said basically safeguards in such cases, i am also you're putting the whole european project endangered concerned about the potential reach by not compromising. so that's where things are. of the territorial possessions. so i consulted with the home secretary, the justice secretary and the attorney general, the government is decided to suspend the extradition all day, web and protecting the treaty immediately and definitely. i first results of the various vaccine should also tell the house that we trials that have been undergone. there are 23 trials are around the will not consider reactivating those world at the one at the university arrangements unless and until there of oxford has been keenly awaited. are arrangements unless and until there a re clear arrangements unless and until there are clear and robust safeguards we are getting the first results which are able to prevent about by the university of oxford and they are positive, because the extradition from the uk being misused under the new national security legislation. mr speaker,
primary purpose of these trials is to see of the vaccine is safe enough to see of the vaccine is safe enough there remains considerable uncertainty about the way in which to give more people. we will also, and were beginning to get an insight the new national security law will be enforced. i would just say this, into the type of response, immune response, provoked by the jab, and the united kingdom is watching and the united kingdom is watching and the whole world is watching. and the we are hearing that the first trial last few weeks, acting in a crib and of the oxford astrazeneca trial engage with many of our showed that neutralising antibodies international partners in a we re concerted dialogue about how we showed that neutralising antibodies were induced in all participants should best respond to the unfolding after a second vaccine dose. so that events that you're seeing in hong kong. on the 8th ofjuly, i spoke shows that it does lead to the production of antibodies in the with our five vice foreign minister partners, we agree to the immune system. and that was crucial seriousness of china's actions on the importance of pressing regime to to the success or otherwise of these meet its international obligations. trials. we are not finding out i welcome the fact that australia, whether the vaccine works, for want ofa whether the vaccine works, for want of a better word, whether it can canada and the us are taking a range stop you getting infected or at of measures with respect to hong least lessen the symptoms, that will kongin of measures with respect to hong kong in relation to export controls require further trials, but does and extradition, as we have taken show that it is effective in today. i also discussed the inducing neutralising antibodies. so situation today with our european partners, including the eu's thatis inducing neutralising antibodies. so that is hugely significant, i suspect a very significant and we representative for high foreign affairs, and the uk government also will be talking to fergus wallace, welcomes the european lack
our medical correspondent about that, what looks like a announcement —— welcomes the eu breakthrough. as you can see, i can announcements on this matter. our see fergus out of the corner of my other partners are also making eye, so i will keep talking while fergus gets into his seat. so the considerations about the announcements they be making to hong kongin announcements they be making to hong kong in relation to the uk offer to first results of a vaccine developed bnos so i reassure the house that by the university of oxford coming through, and coming through in will continue to take a leading role in engaging in actions with our sentences we're trying to understand, and fergus will be able international partners, as befits our historic commitment to the to. so let's bring fergus in now. as people hong kong. mr speaker, is i said at the outset, we want a positive relationship with china. i say, this looks significant? there a huge amount to be gained for both countries, there are many areas to. so let's bring fergus in now. as i say, this looks significant7m is, it's important because, without where we can work productively, this promising response, it would be constructively, to mutual benefit back to the drawing board for the together. for our parts, the uk will oxford team. what this tells us is work hard and in good faith towards exactly what the oxford team had that goal. but we will protect our been trying to do, which is to vital interests, we will stand up produce a twin immune response, both for our values and we will hold neutralising antibodies, these china to its international obligations. at the specific y—shaped proteins, it produces measures either we're announcing today are a reasonable and
those, and it also produces an proportionate response to china's immune response in the other part of failure to live up to this the immune sense, t cell response, international obligations with respect to hong kong, and i commend this statement to the house. shadow and that when approach is important. can you explain it t sales? white foreign secretary lisa nandy.” blood cells, part of the immune thank the foreign secretary for his response, and what they do is, the statement in advance out of it, and antibodies launch onto the spiky ican be statement in advance out of it, and i can be clear that we both strongly proteins and prevent infection but welcomed both the measures he is if they miss any and sales get announced today. he is right to ensure that britain doesn't allow our experts to be used against the infected, what the t cells do as people of hong kong and can i thank they sweep up and they can kill any him warmly for taking this step infected cells that have coronavirus forwards. in particular glad that in them, so that is the approach. so the government has listened to the it, a positive result from the first secretary of state for international thousand volunteers by cookson interesting that more than nine out law... the suspension of export of of ten of them got this immune cloud control equipment which was response. actually, there was a small subgroup of ten volunteers got demanded of the government by the two doses, they got an even better labour opposition last year. will he go further and also review the response. oxford is one of the few training of the hong kong police by vaccines come of the 23 on trial, that only went for one it goes, they the royal college of policing and
favoured one dose. i think now other uk police forces, to ensure that we are playing a part in goings forward, they will be helping to uphold and don't suppress thinking about doing two doses, the rights of the people of hong because it got a stronger response. another key point is, it proved to kong? cano also welcome the be safe, and a minor side effects. indefinite suspension of the extradition treaty and the of course, if it wasn't safe, that safeguards that he announced today. would also be a nonstarter. so it it affords protection to the hong allows us to pass go, to carry on in kong diaspora community here in the the game, as it were, which is uk and also to the bridge on important, but it doesn't tell us pro—democracy activists that i had that this vaccine works in the real the pleasure to recently meet. we world. for that, will have to much, believe it is vital that the world much potentially for months, but are shows a coordinated front on their trials going on, 9000 people side there were certain to hear he immunised in19 trials going on, 9000 people immunised in 19 different sites had discussions with our five eyes across the uk. we also have a trial partners because canada, australia is ongoing in brazil, south africa, and the usa have already taken the step, will be speak to other key real hot for coronavirus, so there allies, including germany, to ensure we may get a signal much sooner than there is a coordinated international response. he also made no mention of the uk about whether it protects our commonwealth partners, has he people in the real world and what reached out to those commonwealth sort of protection, does it protect completely? the ideal vaccine is one nations that have links to china to that stops you getting an infection. make sure that bnos is and others
that would be great. but maybe also can travel freely? there are a number of other steps that the what would be good is if it simply foreign secretary could take. he stops you getting ill lit but not made a commitment today that the uk getting the infection. of allow you would not accept investment that to pass it onto others, but even that would be a massive breakthrough as well. then we need to know other compromises our national security. can he confirm then that this will things, does it work on the elderly? extend to the proposed nuclear power immunity tends to wane as you age, project at brightwell, and can he tell us what assessment the there's lots of questions yet to answer, but the oxford vaccine is government has made of the security still very much on track but is implications of sizewell see? elections are due to take place in still very much on track but is still early jays. 23 trials like hong kong in the autumn, we are this going on around the world, the concerned, just as in the case of sa ntos this going on around the world, the joshua one, the chinese government santos talking to another? absolutely they are. there is a lot may seek to bar candidates from of collaboration and openness, but standing. a key statement from the they all say to me they are not in a foreign secretary today that race against each other, they really candidate selected through the primary process are legitimate and must be allowed to stand in those wa nt race against each other, they really want other vaccines. the oxford team elections would send a message that, really wa nt as he says, the world is watching. want other vaccines. the oxford team really want the appeal college london vaccine to work, the russian cani as he says, the world is watching. vaccine, the german, the australian, can i also ask him to work internationally to ensure that the chinese vaccines — the chinese vaccines — the future of the others to work but independent election observers are allowed into hong kong to oversee we all know that probably around
nine out of ten of these vaccines those elections. mr speaker, he was are going to fail. so, good early a little irritated by my suggestion yesterday that the uk order to immune responses are encouraging, but many will fall by the wayside. impose magnitsky sanctions on we don't know which ones they will chinese officials of folds in be commerce that interesting by the persecuting the uighur people and government this morning said it had undermining basic freedoms in hong kong, but may i gently say to him bought and agreements to buy two that we have known that the uighur other vaccines, one a german/us and had been detained in camps since another a french one, that take very 2017. can we ask of any work at all different approaches to oxford. so we have a foot in several camps here has been done on this by the foreign office and given that the usa has with different types of coronavirus already impose similar sanctions, is vaccine. thank you very much. he working with our us counterparts to build a case for uk sanctions, and where he discussed this with the us secretary of state tomorrow when he meets him? mr speaker, he may not let's get more on this from the person who led on the ground want them to neighbour the clinical trial — professor andrew pollard from the oxford vaccine group. him to impose magnitsky sanctions doi do i say congratulations, is this a now, but as government does have the significant breakthrough you are power to take action. he could for hoping for at this stage? it is... example, the us is done, our ccp we had to have good data showing officials from the uk, why hasn't he good immune responses for the done it? the chinese investor said yesterday he reserves the right to vaccine... to reach this point that ta ke yesterday he reserves the right to take action against british companies, what discussions has he
had with the british companies we have today. can you explain it to operating in china to offer advice the layman exactly what has been and assistance? i've as him a number of times whether he has had achieved at this stage? where i'm not saying at this stage this is a discussions with hsbc and standard vaccine that works, what are we chartered for their support for the saying? people have been vaccinated standard security law, he mustered support and we should be showing the so far, we have seen exactly the best of british business, not the right sort of immune response worst to the world. i was pleased to that... but you have to conduct hear your sad discussions with ostrava new zealand about them making a similar offer to two those rigorous clinical trials to be able to demonstrate whether or passport holders, but were concerned not... reasons why we're optimistic that after asking a range of about that is because these sorts of parliamentary questions there are holes in this offer. women to buy immune responses are. . . the government that the bno passport about that is because these sorts of holders and families will not immune responses are... i'm sorry, we've got real problems with that receive home status for tuition line, we will try and re—establish fees, they will not have access to most benefits are that they will that line, because that is obviously a significant and we will try and have to pay the nhs surcharge, this seems to me to be wrong, we are re—establish that line with the professor. but positive news coming welcoming bno passport holders to from those first results of the the uk for welcoming bno passport holders to the ukforsimilar welcoming bno passport holders to the uk for similar reasons to oxford astrazeneca trials, the refugees, but these measures are out of step. without serious action trials showing that the neutralising before this proposal are published,
antibodies were induced and all will essentially be offering safe harbour only to the rich and highly participants after a second vaccine dose. like i say, will try and skilled. that may benefit the uk but it lacks the generosity and moral re—establish that link with him. clarity that this situation demands. a company developing a new treatment for covid—19 says a clinical trial will also know that many young suggests it dramatically reduces pro—democracy activists are too the number of patients needing intensive care. young to be eligible for bno synairgen, which is based passports. the home secretary said last week she was considering a in southampton, says initial results specific seem for 18—23—year—olds, based in southampton, will he provide more detailed that says initial results show it cuts the odds of a patient in hospital becoming today? mr speaker, this must mark severely ill by 79%. professor tom wilkinson is the chief the start of a more ethical approach investigator for the trial, hejoins me now. can you just explain, we're talking about treatments here, where are we to china based on an end to the in terms of that, that seems na ivete of to china based on an end to the naivete of the golden era years. if it does, he can be assured that he positive? this is a new treatments will have our full support on this side of the house. like him, who our for coronavirus, this is a protein quarrel is not with the people of which is a naturally occurring part china, but the erosion of freedoms of the immune system that many cells in the body produce. and we in hong kong, the actions of the chinese government in the south china sea and the appalling treatment of the uighur people is repurposed that protein, giving it to patients in a nebuliser and inhaled form to give their natural recent now to act. we will not be
able to say in future years that we immune system coordinate and fight did not know and i urge him to work off the coronavirus. this study was with colleagues across government to ensure that this marks the start of done on hospitalise patients who are a strategic approach to china and u nwell done on hospitalise patients who are unwell enough to end up in hospital, the start of a new era. can i thank either in the ward or an oxygen, and they were administered out the the start of a new era. can i thank active drug or light blinded the honourable lady for her response placebo, so everyone was uncertain in particular her support for the as to which arm we were on of the two measures were taken today, study and so we looked at the suspending the extradition treaty results, and those results, we have arrangements and extending the arms embargo. might note there is a analysed a preliminary run and we drastically different to being taken have seen that there is a benefit in from the front bench from even few weeks ago, but we welcome support terms of preventing the deterioration of illness from the and will do so in spirit of ward to intensive care at or worse, cross— party and also we've see an expedited and will do so in spirit of cross—party endeavour and the importance of sending a very clear recovery in the treatment, so signal to beijing and our patients on the therapy got better international partners. just about the review of policing, she is right quicker, both in terms of resolution of their limitation but also in about that and we will keep that under constant review. to mention a terms of their symptoms, like breathlessness. this is the first look at this drug in that context, a range of points about bno, they will be set forward by the home secretary
very positive initial data. is at a ina be set forward by the home secretary in a moment, i would urge her to game—changer? wait for detail before critiquing very positive initial data. is at a game-changer? potentially, yes. but it. the home secretary has been as you hear from the previous doing a huge amount of work since september last year on all of this presentation, you have to get all the way there for it to be so. that and, of course, we also need to bear this is a very encouraging first in mind the other offers that other step in the process and establishing countries quite rightly and usefully will be making. on international a role at 40 drug in treating coronavirus infection, but we have coordination, i welcome what she said she's right about the further work to establish it is the importance of working with my german treatment that is widely used. opposite number and i am seeing him people may recognise that word, it this week, this is squarely on the is something the body produces when agenda. we have through five eyes it gets a viral infection naturally, interferon, and one used in the membership touch base with a number treatment of other diseases already? of water, was colleagues but we will continue to do so. she was right get a interferons are used in widely that it needs to be more than just the europeans and uk with the north america, the traditional five eyes in multiple sclerosis. the and the europeans, because there is difference here is that the drug has and the europeans, because there is a range of nonaligned countries at been reformulated, so it is safe and the data influenced by what china is doing and saying and we want them to effective as an inhaled therapy, meaning that the majority of the
support us in upholding the rule of international law, which in all drug can occur deep in the lungs at areas will be very important. on the sight of the coronavirus infection itself, and that's the investments, we regularly review not point of novelty. the protein itself just oil investments into this is the same as the human protein, country from a security point of view but whether our powers are we're just giving is the same as the human protein, we'rejust giving more is the same as the human protein, we're just giving more of it because we're just giving more of it because sufficient, so that is something we have identified certain patients that we will keep under review. i we re we have identified certain patients were deficient in this protein, know of such respect for businesses looking at this very carefully. i either due to their comorbidities, their age or the fact that the think she's —— the secretary of state for business. we want to see coronavirus can subvert its production. that figure of 7996, cutting the odds of a patient elections being allowed to take place in a way that is notjust developing severe disease, that is replacementjoint declaration but also the rule of law, and i agree an eye watering figure, so why can't we bring it in and get it in use with her but the point of disqualification of candidates. i now? these are smaller studies, so think we need to be realistic about there is always a need to confirm the likelihoods of china or the hong findings or at least to monitor effects as you expand the population kong authorities accepting international observers. she asked from 100 patients in a randomised, about magnitsky sanctions, it's not the case and she is simply wrong to formal trial to a wider group. so say that we haven't done our while it would be great if we could homework on this. we've done our just expand that dramatically homework on this. we've done our homework since august of last year, which is what we can introduce those straightaway, there are checks and
bala nces sanctions for the situation with straightaway, there are checks and balances which are absolutely fundamental to that process. so we'll will be talking very closely jamal khashoggi, magnitsky and north with the regulatory agencies to understand how we can plot a path korea. and national security from where we are now to that widespread use in the most safe, legislation has onlyjust started to be drafted, we will gather the evidence, it takes months, it is not effective and speedy manner. we have just something that can be done no in the last few weeks been talking political whim, and indeed it would more and more about long covid, be improper if that was the case. if people who suffer symptoms for weeks you introduce those targeted and sometimes months, to talk about sanctions in this field and any other without having it on your breathlessness, is there something factual, evidential due diligence, that might work for them as well? not only are they likely to be there is not for me is one of the challenged but you're at risk of more interesting aspects of the data giving a propaganda coup to the very people we are seeking to target. she —— this, for me, is one of the most mentioned hsbc, she may or may not have her to hear the comments i made interesting aspects. so if this drug is administered during acute about that, certainly on our side we illness, there is an added value in will not allow the tour many of the terms of faster recovery that tracks people of hong kong to be sacrificed on the altar of bankers' bonuses. we out beyond the treatment duration itself. so as you say, patients can suffer from long—term sentencing for urge all businesses to look very weeks or months after the owners, carefully at how the response. there but if we could impact on that tale
going to be nervous about any potential return to measures that of disease, we may be having a may be taken by beijing, in any really good and long—term effect on event, we are macaque on the path we are taking, and as i said, we want a patients' health. we need to follow that signal in the longer term and good relationship with china. i think its important to have a we need to look at that affecting balance, open debate about this in the broader population, but overall, the house, recognise the opportunities of a good relationship we're encouraged by that finding. for your reaction when you saw this but be clear out about the risks. results for the first time yourself. firstly, i checked that i was interpreting what i thought i was, and this has been a concerted effort from a big team over several months may i thank my right honourable friend the foreign secretary for an of ha rd from a big team over several months of hard work, and there's been a extremely good policy change. this rigorous process to it to, from the makes the fifth by my count that he blinding of the trial to the has back the foreign affairs independent safety reviews of the committee on, which are strategic alignment of the departments, bnos programme, to the independent overseas, pregnancy protocols statistician performing the analysis. so when we got the generally and foreign ownership control overseas. this is claiming results, we were very encouraged, credit slightly for his work, because he was so instrumental in so very positive... you know what i am asking, it was a big smile on your many of these things in his time on face when you saw the results? there the backbenches, but given that his was a definite smile, but almost time before even entering here is a human rights lawyer, can i ask why within minutes, a sense of
carson checks major announcements on responsibility. have a really strong the abuse of the uighur population signal now that we have to take forward to the next step and we have to ensure that we don't stop here, in western china? it essential that his opposite number in the united feeling that we have a positive states has already taken, and which result. to game—changer would be if we can get this drug into widespread has been campaigned on so forcefully by my honourable friend the member clinical use with all the data for rutland and melton and my right behind it that it requires to do honourable friend, the memberfor that most effectively. well, chingford and woodford green. can i congratulations, good to talk to you also ask what his view is of article and thank you forjoining us. thank 38 and the extraterritorial would you. jurisdiction of this security law the arab world's first mission to mars has been launched. the united arab emirates' probe — and the implications for british, called hope — is now canadian and australian judges on its 300 million milejourney to the red planet. sitting on the court of final appeal is toxic and whether he's just that it should arrive in february to start studying the weather with his opposite numbers, because and climate on mars. of course, the application of their law, chinese law, into a common law jurisdiction, could make the position of thosejudges blasting off, the start of a journey to mars. jurisdiction, could make the position of those judges untenable, and it is really for him to advise the united arab emirates making history. them on how to act. i think my for the team, a moment of celebration. 51 years ago on the 20th ofjuly, honourable friend the chairman of the select committee for his fulsome
man first walked on the moon, support and to select committee's and today on the 20th ofjuly, for some support for the action for us here it marks government has taken. as mock attacks on a credit to go rounds, a milestone, it marks a change and transformation, but the reality is we've taken a and that, i hope, will stimulate and push forward an entire proportionate approach and one which generation to think differently. recognises the severity of what is the spacecraft is called hope. happening in hong kong. but as he it was built over six years also describes there is a balance with help from american scientists. message to government in envisioned that our relationship is there with goodwill and respect for until now, the uae has only launched satellites into earth orbit. international applications and obligations to be positive when. yes getting to mars is a huge leap. our view of mars is approaching shown, we have made about to be transformed. most spacecraft that have been there have orbited around clear our position, we have made a the planet's poles and very close in, but this has meant a limited view. statement on the situation in both hope, though, is a mission hong kong and is the uighur matter, with a difference. it's heading towards the equator and in a much wider elliptical orbit. he asked also in relation to judges and this means it will reveal almost on the supreme court, that is every part of the planet at every something we keep under careful time of day in each ten—day cycle. review given the careful commitment the spacecraft will study the martian atmosphere to give us in the autonomy of the judiciary as
much more information about its weather and climate. until now, oil and gas have driven well as the legislators to be the uae cosmic economy but it's trying to diversify respected. we will discuss this with our international partners. he asked with its burgeoning space industry. about territory reality, it is not most of the named stars in the sky that we discuss in our day—to—day quite how that will work in lives as astronomers carry arabic practice, whether it willjust names of arabic meaning quite how that will work in practice, whether it will just apply to hong kong residents when they are and there is so much astronomical heritage and heritage when it comes to the exploration of space. outside of the country or whether it it is delightful to see is intended to apply to don chinese the middle east becoming yet another region to actually brave and hong kong nationals. that is one the journey to mars. of the factors amongst other certain forms worker approach.” the spacecraft will take seven months to reach the red planet. when it gets there, a new player in the global space race will have truly arrived. of the factors amongst other certain forms worker approach. i thank the foreign secretary for his statement now it's time for a look at the weather with chris fawkes. we have seen plenty of sunshine and it picks up on the change of tone from the opposition front today across england and wales benches, so we should reckon as a and for a time, some dramatic skies like these in southwest. source i support both measures in this cloud is cirrus uncinus, this statement, i think it is
and it worked into cornwall proportionate and fair, we also want and devon earlier on today. this particular weather watcher picture was sent in by gilly gabben. a positive relationship with china, you can see the extent of the sunshine on but they are making it increasingly today's satellite picture. difficult with the actions in sub—saharan africa, hong kong, the but across northern england, northern ireland and scotland, it has been quite sir china sea, the situation hong a cloudy day and also we have seen plenty of showers. kong and shing jan, and there is particularly for northern lots of cause for concern about the and western areas of actions of the chinese state. so i scotland, with a few getting into northern ireland and northwest of england too. with those shower clouds around, press on three further points. the skies will often look more like this. firstly, under magnitsky sanctions, either to be done properly, but through the rest of today, could be done properly properly we will continue to see those coming and going, faster, and accept there is a need, particularly in scotland. particular in the case of the uighur just a few isolated situation, proportion sanctions showers for northern there. on the extradition treaty, ireland and northwest england. this is not something to be but otherwise there is going to be a lot celebrated, the breakdown in judicial cooperation will make the of dry weather around as we head fight against organised crime, into the early part of the prevalence in hong kong and london, evening time. ha rd to prevalence in hong kong and london, hard to be celebrated, the breakdown in judicial cooperation will make quite warm the sunshine in the fight against organised crime, the south, the temperature around prevalent in hong kong and london, 23 degrees in london. harder. so what comes next, will be quite a cool day further north with that cloud and case—by—case or you are looking to involve some new arrangement to deal showers around as well. with that pressing problem? because looking at the weather picture overnight, still
more showers to come in scotland. it is and will remain a pressing but otherwise, most problem. one students, which is of us will have a dry where i think this debate will get night with clear spells and it to quite quickly, the university in will turn chilly again. temperatures down into single figures. quite low single figures in rural areas. my constituency and up and down the so, cool start of the day on tuesday but uk welcome thousands of chinese again, plenty of sunshine in northern ireland, stu d e nts uk welcome thousands of chinese england and wales. students and we value academic freedom and a tie to see them here. the cloud will tend precise about academic freedom that to develop, mostly china is looking to take advantage of. is there a guidance which can be provided to universities about the across the northwest late in the day applications of having so many with outbreaks of rain to end the afternoon working to western areas of scotland. chinese students and their temperatures into the 20s in institution, both from security and the south, still quite cool further north, around 16 or 17 degrees. financial perspectives, our analysis anywhere that the confucius institutes, which i do believe needs more attention than they have had?” tuesday night, seasonal rain move think the honourable gentleman and in thanks to this area of low welcome support in the two measures pressure, so a wet night on tuesday night and the rain is still with us welcome support in the two measures we have announced today. he asked about magnitsky sian scans, the southwesterly wind. point to make to the honourable lady andi point to make to the honourable lady and i rush the fulsome and eager support for the regime that we on there will probably some mist patches around some of the coasts their side of the house party have and hills around here as well. introduced with cross—party support, england under way, a few isolated showers around, but they should be some bright weather to come, may be andi introduced with cross—party support, and i call for a note of caution in a bit of hazy sunshine getting
through. terms of speed. it is very important the best of it always likely that targeted sanctions are done across more southern parts. right, not quick to coax if you do temperatures again quite widely into the low 20s in the south, them too quickly, they will lead but still quite cool weather—wise further north. legally challenged are not only will we have more rain left over from that same weather system they be then risk giving a on thursday. that tends to push propaganda coup to the very through on friday. a brighter, drier day for many individuals with whom we are seeking still a few isolated showers 00:59:16,580 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 around to end the week. to hold to account. on extradition, the approach we have taken is that we are suspending notjust wholesale terminating, we are suspending at the extradition treaty arrangements so that it is clear that they could be resuscitated in the future. but also make very clear, we would need to have clear, adequate and robust safeguards to protect against the potential abuses we see in the national security legislation before they could even be contemplated. i think that is the approach that we would consider. he also referred to my comments about a different tone on the opposition benches, i would be me noting that it wasn't that long ago that the scottish
government called for scotland to be seen as the preferred trade and investment partner in china, i sense there is perhaps a slight nuance in position in 2020. studio: we leave the commons there, the foreign secretary confirming that the uk will suspend its tradition treaty with hong kong immediately and are definitely in response to the new national security law imposed on the territory by china. you're watching bbc news, a look at our latest headlines: a coronavirus vaccine being developed by oxford university has produced promising early results in trials. in people who have been vaccinated so far, we have seen exactly the right sort of immune response. as china accuses britain of "brutal meddling" in its affairs — the uk suspends its extradition treaty with hong kong. we will protect our vital interests, we will stand up for our values and we will stand up for our values and
we will stand up for our values and we will hold china to its international obligations. high street stores marks & spencer and ted baker announce major job cuts. in thejohnny depp libel case, amber heard says she was afraid her former husband was going to kill her. commentator: has it clipped the pad on the way past? crucial early wickets as england pressed for victory in the second test at old trafford. good afternoon and welcome to bbc news. the first results from trials of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by oxford university
suggest that it is safe, causes few side effects and produces strong immune responses in healthy volunteers. research published in the lancet indicates the response could be even greater after a second dose, and that some of the side effects could be reduced by taking paracetemol. one of the lead scientists, professor sarah gilbert, said there was still much work to be done but the results were promising. the uk has already ordered 100 million doses of the vaccine. our health correspondent james gallagher is with me now. not a breakthrough but promising early results. i would describe this as the best you could expect at this stage of the research. what the team in oxford has done is a safety trial, giving it a 1000 people making sure the vaccine is safe enough to give to even more people as part of bigger clinical trials. what they have been able to do at the same time is show that it's safe, they have been able to look inside the blood of patients showing it has triggered immune response as well. the big question is, is that enough to protect people and that's why we need the bigger trials. the bigger trials obviously coming up.
what is the timescale? how long are they going to take and how long before this is a vaccine that can be given to millions of people? that's the question everyone wants to know the question everyone wants to know the answer to. on the manufacturing side there will be millions of doses of this vaccine available incredibly soon. the question is still whether it works. the challenges it has got a lot harder to test whether the vaccine works in the uk because cases of coronavirus have come down so much and what you need for people to be vaccinated and then exposed to the virus going about their day to day life to see if it is protecting them. what the oxford team has done is paired up with teams in brazil, south africa, soon to be in the united states is well, places where there is far more coronavirus circulating and that is where we will get the answer as to whether the vaccine is effective and that is when we will no timescale but we just don't have one yet. there are lots of teams around the world trying to find the vaccine but this isn't a race, they are not really competing with each other, they are kind of working with each other. officially they are not competing with each other, they are
scientists, they are competing with each other, but you're right, there are 114 vaccines that haven't entered clinical trials, there are some that have entered similar stages of trials as the oxford vaccine. this is happening at an unprecedented scale and speed. normally vaccines would take a decade or longer to produce. we are six or seven months into coronavirus and already testing vaccines in patients. it is happening so incredibly quickly. you are right, as well as a little bit of competition, teams are collaborating with each other as well and the hope is that one of the many and varied approaches the teams are taking around the world will deliver a vaccine that works. just to be clear, they are sort of manufacturing this vaccine even though they haven't yet worked out whether it is safe, is that right? yes, if you followed the traditional pattern you would do the safety trials and the next stage of trials and then do the big trials to prove it works and only then would you consider manufacturing it. that process would be way too long, we
would be living with social distancing and lockdowns all around the world for a decade or more. you don't want that. what has happened isa don't want that. what has happened is a bit ofa don't want that. what has happened is a bit of a gamble. governments around the world and other organisations have backed some of the vaccines they think are most promising, started to beef up the manufacturing side of things in the hope that those vaccines will prove effective. the uk has put in an order of 100 million doses of the oxford vaccine and today it has paired up with other organisations, other pharmaceutical companies, and ordered 90 million doses of other vaccines, the non—oxford ones. so yes, there is a lot of fingers crossed that the money will be worth it but if it delivers a vaccine on a huge scale that does work then it will have been. it is a bit like backing several horses in a race, you are hoping one of them will win. you hope at least one of them crosses the line, yes! what is your best guess? i know it is an impossible question but put your neck on the line, when might we have a workable vaccine? is it likely to be this year, or are we talking
about inevitably next year? you might be able to find out the early signs as to whether the vaccine is actually protecting people this year. a lot of scientists think it is most likely the wide scale vaccination is going to be next year and it can't happen physically and logistically this year. but if everything runs incredibly smoothly, you might find that the vaccine is protecting people this year and then you might be able to start prioritising, say, health care and ca re prioritising, say, health care and care home staff for vaccination by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. that is what you call an optimistic timescale. realistically sometime next year is most likely. that would be an incredible achievement, as you say, the speed of that would be extraordinary. there are some diseases which they never find a vaccine for. and that, in a way, could be one of the really positive things to come out of coronavirus. this oxford vaccine, some of the other stuff being used, genetic rna, dna vaccines as they are called, this is an predestined an unprecedented territory, we are the
boundaries of scientific research, using novel tones to develop vaccines and that's how it has happened so quickly. if it works against coronavirus, if these techniques work against coronavirus, there could be a real legacy in using them against other diseases too. the huge amount of investment has gone into vaccine research could pay dividends across a whole range of diseases in the long run. some exciting developers today. james gallagher, science correspondent, thank you very much indeed. the uk government has suspended its extradition treaty with hong kong. further increasing tensions with china after beijing's imposition of a controversial security law in the territory. china has accused the uk government of ‘brutally meddling' in the country's internal affairs. the foreign secretary, dominic raab also told mps an arms embargo on china will be extended to hong kong. mr speaker, as i said at the outset, we wa nt mr speaker, as i said at the outset, we want a positive relationship with china. there is a huge amount to be gained for both countries, many areas where we can work productively and constructively to mutual benefit together. for our part, the uk will
work hard and in good faith towards that goal. but we will protect our vital interests. we will stand up for our values and we will hold china to its international obligations. the specific measures i have announced today are a reasonable and proportionate response to china's failure to live up response to china's failure to live up to those international obligations with respect to hong kong. that was dominic raab a short time ago in the commons. let's get more reaction now from claudia mo, a member of hong kong's legislative council and pro—democracy campaigner. what is your reaction to the net announcement today on extradition from the foreign secretary in the commons? well, it's not surprising at all given the anti—china sentiment in the international community as of today. my first thought is actually the fact that
this new decision on the part of the uk government could and should help nathan lowe, a young activist, who has fled hong kong and is now in london and he is apparently quite susceptible under this new security law that has been slapped on hong kong by beijing. do you see a kind of increasing war of words between britain and china, notjust over hong kong, but over issues like huawei and the treatment of the uighurs as well? there is quite a showdown really at the moment. but then the fact that the uk is a signatory to the sino british joint declaration tells one that the government, your government, should shoulder more moral responsibility. these survey hong kong. some people
would still hope that the suspension of this extradition treaty with hong kong would prove temporary after all because at the end of the day xi jinping has been trying very hard, apparently, to crack down on corruption in china and many corrupt officials, alleged corrupt officials, alleged corrupt officials, have fled the country via hong kong to take refuge abroad. so we wouldn't know the criminal picture out there. whatever support and help you get from britain and the rest of the world, do you fear that the pro—democracy movement in hong kong is ultimately doomed? that china will get its way? that it will be able to do exactly what it once in hong kong in quite a short space of time? this is the latest uk
government decision that would be taken as a morale booster by some of our pro—democracy campaigners here. but you could be quite right because the fact that once again beijing's wood tried to prove to the rest of the world that hong kong, it is its internal affair, no one is allowed to meddle in it, and to retaliate they mightjust to meddle in it, and to retaliate they might just tighten. to meddle in it, and to retaliate they mightjust tighten. they to meddle in it, and to retaliate they might just tighten. they would even tighten further its grip on hong kong. so there is a sense of resignation amongst a certain part of the population. not all, because we are survivors, i always say. beijing is a sovereign power and it does do what it wants to do with
hong kong. claudia mo, good to talk to you and get your reaction, a member of the hong kong legislative council and pro—democracy campaigner, claudia mo. our chief political correspondent, vicki young is at westminster. give us some more analysis of what dominic raab has announced in the last few minutes, because it's a very long way from what david cameron and george osborne pursued, which was a policy of a kind of golden era of trade relations with china, really trying to bring china closer together with the uk. now we seem to be distancing ourselves. they felt that it was better to bring them closer and raise issues such as human rights abuses in private, really, and they felt you had to be a good friend to be able to do that, in the hope that china would change. i think there is lots of conservative mps, in fact, across the house today labour and other opposition parties as well, really saying that there is no sign that has happened and in fact china has
gone the other way, becoming much more aggressive and really dominic raab, the british government, has been forced into this action, partly by pressure from america and other allies but also partly by what has been happening, particularly in hong kong. so a lot of support for the measures being ta ken kong. so a lot of support for the measures being taken today by dominic raab. but also lots of people pushing him to go even further. lisa nandy, the shadow foreign secretary, suggesting he should bar members of the chinese communist party, officials from there, from coming to the uk. she wa nts there, from coming to the uk. she wants the government to look again at other investment happening, chinese investment in this country, particularly in sensitive areas such as nuclear power. and also dominic raab under a lot of pressure from some of his own mps and opposition mps to really spell out what they fear is happening to the uighurs, saying this is genocide, and wanting him to call it that. he wouldn't do so, but they are suggesting that more needs to be done to find out what needs to be done to find out
what needs to be done to find out what is going on there and that chinese officials need to be punished in all that, and whether there are targeted sanctions against individuals, got the sense dominic raabis individuals, got the sense dominic raab is not ruling that out, but he is saying it needs to be done properly rather than quickly, otherwise it can bejudicially reviewed. now, let me ask you something rather different, which is about ruth may, the chief nursing officerfor england about ruth may, the chief nursing officer for england who has confirmed to the public accounts committee that she was dropped from the downing street press briefing. after the dominic cummings affair. if we think back to the days when the prime minister and other ministers stood with scientists and other medical professionals beside them, and after that row erupted about dominic cummings, travelling to durham during lockdown, when that all became public, of course, not only were ministers asked about it but lots of those officials were asked about it too and there were some uncomfortable moments. there was one occasion when ruth may, the
chief nursing officerfor england, she didn't turn up at the briefing. we had expected her to be there, she didn't turn up. today she tried to explain what had happened. it is indeed true that i was dropped from a briefing but that happens to many of my colleagues as well and that is a regular occurrence. what i have to say is that i was also asked to attend another briefing later injune but i got stuck in traffic for that one. were you at any point in the preparation for that press briefing being asked to defend the actions of one of the prime minister's senior advisers? as in all press briefings we talk about lots of these preparation questions, and yes, of course, i was asked about lockdown and rules on lockdown, yes. what are your views about lockdown and the actions of dominic cummings at that time?
i believe that in my opinion the rules were clear and they are there for everyone's safety and they apply to us all. safety, and they apply to us all. ok, so to him as well as to me and you? they certainly apply to all of us, including me. there were others including jonathan van—tam, who was the deputy chief medical officer in england, who were asked about dominic cummings and his actions, and as we heard there, said that the rules should have applied to everybody. on another occasion borisjohnson stepped in to stop journalists asking some of those scientists about what was going on. the liberal democrats say this is a sign that downing street is gagging officials on all of this. but of course those press conferences no longer happening on the same regular basis. vicki young, thank you. chief political correspondent. now look at our latest headlines on bbc news.
data from early—stage human trials of a covid—19 vaccine developed by oxford university has been published. it suggests it's safe and induces an immune reaction. as china accuses britain of "brutal meddling" in its affairs — the uk suspends its extradition treaty with hong kong and extends an arms embargo. marks & spencer and ted baker have announced plans to cut hundreds ofjobs — the latest retailers to announce job losses after the lockdown. we are going to bring you more on that story now from the world of the high street. marks & spencer is the latest high street store to announce job cuts — with plans to make 950 posts redundant. m&s said in a statement it has started collective consultation with its employee representative group and has set out its intention to first offer voluntary redundancy to affected colleagues. our business presenter ben thompson explained a little
earlier that m&s won't be the last retailer to announce job cuts. marks & spencer has been facing a long and arduous process to try to return to the sort of heyday it once enjoyed and it was already in a three—year turnaround plan launched by boss steve rowe and what they were trying to do was get the business in a better shape to cope with the change in the high street. all of that was thrown out of the window when many of those stores, like other retailers, were forced to close because of the coronavirus pandemic. at one point their clothing sales down 86%, a huge shift in a market that was already struggling. you may remember food sales for m&s did particularly well doing particularly well but it was homeware and clothing that once again were struggling. they were trying to come up with a solution that already included laying off staff and closing stores. they say now those plans have changed and they have been forced to look at another 950 job losses and more store closures. so probably unsurprising that this has happened but the detail we have
today suggests it is management roles that will go rather than front line staff. they are hoping it will give it an opportunity to be more agile and more nimble by giving more responsibility to individual store managers rather than a diktat coming from head office. but nonetheless worrying times for all of those staff caught up in this, and of course there are no clear answers about how this plays out because we know that our shopping habits have changed fundamentally in lockdown, and if you look at the statement from m&s they said the after—shocks of this crisis will endure for the next year at least. year at least to see some customer habits return to normal. but some habits now have changed for ever and that inevitably means that shift online. the high street has changed forever and we are hearing of more woes from ted baker as well. yes. just the latest in a long line of retailers right now that
are making it clear that things cannot go back to how they were. ted baker now announcing morejob losses and already was in the midst, much like marks & spencer, has been caught up in changes to the way we shop and therefore paying expensive rent and rates on high street locations simply isn't viable. they can't afford it if we are not going through the doors. the challenge for all of these retailers is how quickly it will take for our habits to bounce back. because whilst we may have got used to staying at home, not going out to the high street, they expect that to change and we start going out again. but if we are worried about ourjobs or where our next pay cheque will come from, or how much money we will have at the end of the month, then our shopping habits will change, so maybe we will buy one less posh dinner out, maybe buy one less treat for ourselves at the end of the week and those are the retailers that will struggle, particularly in m&s's case,
they have been one of the retailers that has not had an online shopping presence and have not had a delivery presence. they've done a deal with ocado, meaning you can order marks & spencer groceries online which should help them get a slice of the lucrative online shopping market but some saying it is too little too late, radical action is needed. and as m&s have said in a statement today, they want to make three years worth of changes in one year, so it is a huge task ahead of them, but as you said ted baker, the other one today, many other retailers including the likes of ssp, that's the organisation that runs coffee shops and restaurants at train stations, for example, they are laying off 500 staff, boots have changed their store portfolio, so lots of big changes street as we all change our shopping habits. how this will all shake out there is a long way to go, and i don't think m&s in any way will be the last to make an announcement about jobs. then thompson, a business correspondent, speaking to simon a little earlier. —— ben thompson.
the actress amber heard has told the high court in london that she feared her ex—husband johnny depp would kill her. she's begun giving three days of evidence as part of the actor's libel action against the owner's of the sun. he's suing the paper for alleging he was a wife—beater, allegations he strongly denies. from the high court david sillito reports. amber heard, here in the white blouse, arriving in court today for the beginning of her account of what she says was a relationship in which she was assaulted on more than 14 occasions. the former wife ofjohnny depp is giving evidence as a witness in a libel case between johnny depp and the publishers of the sun newspaper, over an article that described him as a "wife beater". the couple first met on the set of the film the rum diary and married six years later. in a witness statement released today, she sastohnny depp was controlling and physically and verbally abusive. the abuse, she says included: she goes on to say:
and added: all of this is strenuously denied byjohnny depp. in court, amber heard was questioned about her drinking and drug use. a medical note that described mental health problems and substance abuse was, she said, untrue. so too was a statement by one of her friends about excessive drinking. she was also questioned about prescribed drug use. she said at the beginning of her relationship she took one drug for a sleep disorder, but that was increased during her relationship. she said, "they were constantly being updated in order to keep me sedated and calm." all of the allegations have been denied byjohnny depp, but amber heard says she doesn't think he remembers what he did and has been convinced by others that she is making things up for attention, money and fame,
to which she says, "i am not." if it sillitoe, bbc news. —— david sillito. social distancing rules are being relaxed in nurseries across england from today — allowing staff to open their doors to more young children. our education correspondent dan johnson has been to two nurseries to find out how they've been coping — and what effect the relaxation of social distancing rules will have on them. this is a tale of two very different nurseries. we've been really busy sincejune. the children have all come back into the nursery and they've been really settled. this room is a 12—place room and we're full at the moment. at little pioneers in leamington there are lots of little people. but sunflowers, in sheffield, it's still really quiet. the nursery should have 120 children in every day and now we've got 20. when we come into sunflowers, this will have 24 children. it's not, it's got zero,
so we've adapted it so the children can sleep. it's worrying because i've got 28 staff. they need to stay in a job as well. only a handful of kids came back because furloughed parents don't need childcare, or can't afford it, or they are cautious. we are fighting a losing battle because we've onlyjust opened and parents are nervous. we've got more ppe than you can throw a stick at. that's not cheap, and we're not getting any more funding for that. so, it is, it's not a good place to be in. but the reopening was a relief for some parents who were seeking salvation from the lockdown. it was a difficult situation, so when the nursery said they were opening, i was like, absolutely. the kids love it, so every time they get home they've been excited about all the things they've been doing, telling us about their days and i think for them it's a bit of going back to normality. every nursery has done lots of work to reopen, with extra ways
to keep everyone safe. a lot of parents were unsure, but with the reassurance and the great communication, they felt really reassured. the children are having temperature checks on arrival, also including the staff as well. lots of hand washing activities with the children, making sure they understand the importance of why they need to be washing their hands as well. these new rules will make a huge difference here, it will double the capacity. but will parents feel reassured? that is the real test. and if children don't come back in the right numbers, there is a warning, this won't be enough to save every nursery. danjohnson, dan johnson, bbc news, danjohnson, bbc news, leamington spa. an investigation is under way after an outbreak of coronavirus infections at a call centre in motherwell in scotland which carries out contact tracing for the nhs. measures have been brought in by the region's health board to try to suppress the outbreak.
at least seven workers are understood to have tested positive. a police officer has been seriously injured and a number of others hurt as thousands of people gathered to celebrate leeds united winning the championship. a huge clean—up operation has been taking place in leeds city centre, after celebrations yesterday to mark the club's promotion to the premier league. west yorkshire police said a female officer was hit by a bottle and taken to hospital with serious head injuries. nine people were arrested for public order offences. many more of us will be spending our summer holidays here in the uk this year. that means our beaches will be busier — and potentially messier — than usual. there are already concerns about the amount of litter and pollution along our coastline now that lockdown restrictions are being eased. tomos morgan reports. iconic scenes from the blue planet series — the pictures that made us all more aware of the effects plastics have on our sea life. but as restrictions began to ease, ogmore beach in south wales was subject to similar scenes seen
across other uk beaches recently, with litter left everywhere. how much did you actually end up picking up? 33 bags, all together. local resident lewis morgan took it upon himself to clear up the following morning. so i thought i'd come down, i'd have a look at the rubbish that was here. i didn't come down thinking i was going to fill as many bags as i did. but, yeah, there was quite a lot of rubbish to pick up. being environmentally conscious is important, and picking up litter where you can is something i think we should all be doing. the marine conservation society say they are concerned that recycling may have taken a back seat as more single—use plastics have been used during lockdown. yes, definitely, the concern is there that there has been a setback. because we've all seen in the media all of the horrific pictures where people are going down to their local beaches and enjoying it, because they haven't been able to for such a long time, but at the same time, we mustn't forget that the problem hasn't gone away.
french divers found ppe in their waters last month and there is now concern here that ppe could end up on our beaches soon. we have been receiving anecdotal reports from our supporters that they are noticing ppe around their local areas. as the summer break begins and the weather begins to improve again, british beaches will no doubt be busy again. but the message will be clear — bin it or take the rubbish with you. tomos morgan, bbc news, ogmore beach. let's see if it is beach weather now. the latest forecast comes from chris fawkes. we have seen quite a lot of sunshine across england and wales today and some dramatic skies like these in south—west england, this cloud is cirrus uncinus, sent in by a weather watcher gilly gabben, and the clouds have
been quite widespread today. further north we have seen showers today and those showers will continue overnight in scotland. northern ireland, england and wales having a dry night with clear spells, and once again it is going to turn chilly with temperatures in the countryside getting down into quite low single figures. so a cool start of the day on tuesday, plenty of sunshine for england, wales and northern ireland, a bit of fair weather cloud developing in the afternoon, but in scotland it will turn generally quite cloudy later in the day, as an approaching weather system eventually spreads some rain into the west later in the day. temperatures disappointing across the north, but in the south still warm in any sunshine. and as we look at the forecast in the middle part of the week, change is on the way, low pressure bringing outbreaks of rain to scotland and northern ireland in particular.
it suggests it's safe and induces an immune reaction. people who've been vaccinated so far, we've seen exactly the right sort of immune response. as china accuses britain of brutal meddling in its affairs — the uk suspends its extradition treaty with hong kong and extends an arms embargo. we will protect our vital interests. we will stand up for our values and we will hold china to its international obligations. marks & spencer and ted baker have announced plans to cut hundreds ofjobs — the latest retailers to announce job losses after the lockdown. the actress amber heard has told london's high court that her ex—husband johnny depp threatened to kill her on many occasions. over the past few months, thousands of student
health workers have been playing a crucial role helping the nhs through the coronavirus outbreak. more than 40,000 students answered a call to help, many working on the front line for the first time. jim reed has been speaking to some of them. so this is liskeard community hospital. it is normally a rehabilitation hospital. it was the allocated ward for covid—19—positive patients. joy o'gorman is coming to the end of her student placement in cornwall. the height of the pandemic, the ward was full. so the bed capacity is 31. this year, student nurses likejoy could choose, either delay their placements until next year and concentrate on theory instead, or volunteer to help the nhs through the outbreak. lots of students were not able to come out on placement because they needed to shield loved ones, due to their personal circumstances. i discussed it with my family and ijust really, really wanted to be out here. in normal times, student nurses, midwives and other health care workers are not paid to train. in march, the decision was made to offer short—term
contracts for the first time, to help deal with the outbreak. a lot of our work at the moment has been chest x—rays and abdomen x—rays, to check for signs of the effects of covid. ismat khan is a radiography student in carlisle, helping to scan covid patients. when you experience covid and you see patients suffering with covid, that is when it hits you. obviously i was scared, and my parents were really, really scared. and they were, like, no, not happening, not going back. but when i spoke to them, they came around and really understood that i was passionate about it and this was something i really, really wanted to take on. for many, the experience was life changing. natalie elliott is at the clinical research facility in glasgow, working on covid studies under the first vaccine trials. this was the first time i'd really experienced or witnessed a covid patient, really. and it was tough to see the difficulty that they had in breathing.
and they were so keen to help the research. they felt they wanted to repay something. and i just thought that was beautiful to be part of. in total, more than 40,000 students have chosen to take up an nhs placement since march, supervised, but often working on the front line. so, today we heard that the last patient here who was covid positive has now tested covid negative. it's quite a surreal moment, because the wards are eerily quiet. if it comes again, everybody feels more ready. so, for the team here it is a huge, huge significant moment. it's been a term, though, that none of these students could have predicted. helping to keep the nhs running through the worst outbreak in its history. meanwhile, a potential new treatment for the virus
is being described as a breakthrough after the first results of clinical trials suggested it significantly reduces the risk of patients ending up in intensive care. the treatment from a company in southampton uses a protein which our bodies produce naturally to help fight viral infections. our correspondent justin rowlatt has been following the study for several months. this initial clinical trial has had some really positive results. for example, patients who took the drug were 80% less likely for their condition to deteriorate. they were more than twice as likely to fully recover within a month. they suffered less breathlessness and they also stayed in hospital less long. instead of nine days on average, they spent six days in hospital. all very positive signals coming from this quite small study. the big health warning, if you like, on all of this, is that it is a preliminary study, a relatively small study. it hasn't been peer reviewed, so it hasn't been sent to other
scientists to check out the results. we haven't seen the full data sets, so we the bbc haven't been able to confirmthe results either, but, if it lives up to what the scientists are telling us, then this is a real significant step forward in the treatment of coronavirus illnesses. in france, it is now compulsory to wear masks in public indoor spaces. starting from today, there will be a penalty of more than a 135 euros for failing to wear a mask in public places such as shops, restaurants and banks. france has seen a slight resurgence of coronavirus infections. our correspondent in paris hugh schofield has more. people recognise it is in response to this slightly worrying signal here that all is not well. all is not necessarily set on the path to recovery and normality. it is perfectly possible that things turn back. there has been a rise in the number of clusters in france in the last
couple of weeks and there has certainly been indications, much lamented by government and doctors, of people simply you know, not taking it all so seriously any more, the holidays are upon us and there is a feeling of relaxation around the country which i think has spooked government. so this reaction is as much as anything, a psychological reaction to get people to realise it is not over and from today, therefore, in all experiences in public buildings inside you will have to wear a mask. up until now, if i go shopping in the supermarket i have not been obliged to wear a mask and i would say about half of the shoppers at my local supermarket have not been wearing masks. that'll end, if we go to the post office, if we go to the bank, will have to wear masks from now on.
in addition to the masks that are already compulsory in public transport and in restaurants if you move around in a restaurant and so on. so that's how i see it, it's a sign, among others, that the government is looking ahead a little bit too after the holidays and a fear that there will be, not necessarily a second wave, but there is a gathering number of dangerous signals out there which need to be stopped. straight to the commons, the health secretary. the number of new cases has been under 1000 and daily hospital emissions are down to 142. because of their success in slowing the spread of the virus, on friday, the prime minister was able to set out a conditional timetable for the further easing is of the restrictions. throughout the reopening, we have acted carefully and cautiously, always vigilant, and we've been able to deliver on our plan. we'll protect of the nhs, cautiously replace the national
lockdown with local action and thanks to our action, against hundreds of local outbreaks and thanks to nhs test and trace working well, nhs test and trace is now asked 180,000 people to self—isolates. that's up to 180,000 potential chains of transmission broken by this brilliant new service. what's more, for the hundreds of thousands of tests it delivers every single day, the vast majority tested negative, and that provides assurance to hundreds of thousands of people who can go back to work and sleep easy. nhs test and trace is a brand—new service, putting together a massive service of this kind and at this pace has been a remarkable job, of this kind and at this pace has been a remarkablejob, almost unprecedented. i'd like to thank the remarkable leadership of baroness harding for spearheading the programme and tom riordan who has driven our vital work with local
authorities. everyone in this country who loves freedom should join with me in thanking all those who work in nhs test and trace in public health england and local public health operations for successfully delivering on our plan of moving from a national lockdown to local action. the plan is working. and i would like, if i may, to set at the next stages of this plan. we refuse to be complacent about the threat posed by the virus and we will not hesitate to put the bra kes and we will not hesitate to put the brakes on if we need to. our goal is to should be done through as targeted local action is possible. like we did in leicester, where we can now start to ease the restriction there. on friday, we published our framework for containing a controlling future outbreaks in england and from saturday, local authorities have had new powers in their areas so they can act with more vigour in response to outbreaks. they can now close specific premises, shot outdoor
public spaces and cancel events. and later this week, we will publish indicative draft regulations which set out the suite of legislative powers that ministers may need to use to intervene at a local level. asi use to intervene at a local level. as i pledge to the house on thursday, we are publishing more data and sharing more data with local bodies. i bow to no one in my enthusiasm for the good use of data interface and making. properly use, data is one of the best entity or that your weapons that we have. in last month, local directors have had postcode—level data about outbreaks in theirarea, and postcode—level data about outbreaks in their area, and today, is committed to the house last week, we are going further and putting enhanced levels of data in the hands of local directors of public health too. of course, high quality testing is the main source of our day and having set targets to radically expand testing over the last few
months, which we have had exactly the desired effect, is each one has been met, so we're now setting the target for the nation of 500,000 antigen tests by the end of october. i'm sure as a nation we will meet this challenge too. mr deputy speaker, he needs for extra testing is not the only challenge that winter will bring. we know that the nhs will face the usual annual winter pressures, and on top of that, we do not yet know how the virus will interact with the cold weather. so we'll make sure the nhs has the support it needs we've massively increase the number of ventilators available to patients across the uk, from 9000 before the pandemic to nearly 30,000 now. we now have an agreed supply of 30 billion pieces of ppe and we'll to be rolling at the biggest ever flu
vaccination programme in our country's history. to support this, the greek with the chance of exchequer of the funding necessary to protect the nhs this winter too. we already announced £30 billion for health and social care and we will now provide a further 3 billion on top of the1.5 now provide a further 3 billion on top of the 1.5 billion capital funding announced a fortnight ago. their supplies to the nhs in england. in scotland, wales and northern ireland, they will also receive extra funding. this means the nhs can keep using the extra hospital capacity in the independent sector and that we can maintain the nightingale hospitals which are provided so much reassurance throughout the pandemic, at least until the end of march. we have protected the nhs through this crisis, and this support will help us to protect the nhs in the months ahead to. we all know, though, that over the long term, the best solution to this crisis would be a
vaccine. and here, i delighted to say that britain continues to lead the world. two is a leading are taking place in this country, at oxford and imperial, both supported by government funding and a british life science industry. today, oxford published a very encouraging report in the lancet, showing that its phase one and two trials are proceeding well. i can report to the house of the trial shows that the oxford vaccine produces a strong community response in patients in terms of both antibody production and t cell responses and that no safety concerns have been identified. person's promising years and takes us one step closer to finding a vaccine that could potentially save lives all around the world. uk is notjust developing world leading vaccines, were also putting more money into the work for a vaccine than any other country. and with like—minded partners, we're working to ensure that whoever‘s
vaccine is approved first, the whole world can have access. to reject narrow nationalism, we support a global effort, because this virus respects snowboarders and we are all on the same side. this morning, i held a conference with other health ministers from places like germany, switzerland, county, the united states and others, to discuss the need for global licensing access for any successful vaccine. here at home, as well as our investment in research, were also working hard to build a portfolio of the most promising new vaccines, no matter where they are much from. which i'm already secured 100 million doses of the oxford vaccine if that succeeds, andi the oxford vaccine if that succeeds, and i can tell the house today that the government has secured early access to 19 million further vaccine doses, 13 million from an agreement between buyer and tech adviser firm, and 60 million from another company. we are getting the deal is in place
of the two soon as we know if a vaccine is safe and effective, we can make it available for british citizens as soon answers is humanly possible. mr deputy speaker, another long—term solution to animating this virus‘s negative effects is through developing effective treatments. it was a british scientist backed by uk government funding to let the first robust clinical trial to find a treatment proven to reduce the risk of diving from covid, dexamethasone. now we have clinical results from a clinical trial from another treatment created by southampton—based biotech firm. initial findings, based southampton—based biotech firm. initialfindings, based on a small cohort, suggest it may reduce the chance of developing severe disease substantially and could cut hospital admission time by a third. the data
still needs to be peer—reviewed and we are supporting a further large—scale trial but these trials area large—scale trial but these trials are a positive sign. our world—renowned universities, researchers and scientists are indispensable. so we can develop the vaccines and treatments that will tackle this virus for the long term. we have a plan, our plan is working, the measures are set out today will help protect the nhs, supports our treatments and vaccines and take our country treatments and vaccines and take our cou ntry forward treatments and vaccines and take our country forward together, and i commend the statement of the house. i think the secretary of state for advance out of his statement. before i moved to the substance of his remarks, could you tell us if it is true that the chief nursing officer was dropped from the downing street press conferences because she refused to stick to the number 10 line on supporting dominic cummings? did typically acquiesce in the silencing of the chief nursing officer at the height this pandemic?
moving to his statements, i think we would all be immensely proud across this house if the british vaccine and a british drug is what led the world out of this deadly disease. this is indeed encouraging and exciting news. will he ensure that there is equitable access to a vaccine when it is developed? and cani vaccine when it is developed? and can i say to him that he has my commitment that, when a vaccine is available, i will stand shoulder to shoulder with him in taking on poisoning anti—vaxxer propaganda. we also have to understand that there are many false dawns before in the history of infectious disease, however. so what happens if a vaccine doesn't become available? what scenario planning is the health secretary doing shoot will be confronted with that awful prospect? on friday, the prime minister suggested it could all be over by
christmas and that people must start returning to work by the 1st of august. but the chief scientific adviser said on thursday there was actually no reason for people to stop working from home, so will he now publish an explanation of the scientific basis for this change in guidance with respect to home—working? on thursday in the house, the health secretary insisted we went into lockdown on the 16th of march, having previously told the house on the 2nd ofjune that, in his words, lockdown began on 23rd of march. the csa revealed that sage advise government lockdown asap on the 6th of march and had looked and beena the 6th of march and had looked and been a permitted sinner, would have saved thousands of lives. the prime minister understandably wants to avoid a second long—term, we all do, but as sage advice again on the need for a second lockdown, it will be implemented immediately? and what criteria will he judge whether a
second national lockdown is needed? last week, the prime minister also suggested that social distancing could be eased in november, predicated on a low prevalence of the virus. can he define what low prevalence means and is that the only threshold we need to meet if social distancing is to be removed by christmas? there are no details la st by christmas? there are no details last week about when relatives give us care homes, even he said on the 9th ofjuly us care homes, even he said on the 9th of july announcement us care homes, even he said on the 9th ofjuly announcement was in immense. he must know this is causing huge anxiety and homesickness for many families, can he give us clarity today and when relatives can visit their loved ones? the prime minister did announce increased nhs funding but there was no extra funding for social care. can you tell us whether social care. can you tell us whether social care. can you tell us whether social care get any more resources for this winter? we always said and agree that mass testing is the way we have to live with this virus and avoid going into a second lockdown,
so we welcome these commitments to increase testing. but we also know that local lockdown smack may well be necessary in the future, and indeed, that is the government's preferred outcome. they receive patient hype and identifiable test data on a daily basis convoy to tell how smack last week that local authorities were getting that data when in fact they weren't? i think he's announcing today that they will start getting that data when he refers to enhanced data, but local areas could have possibly avoided lockdown smack earlier and outbreaks earlier, had they had that data. a local area still needs more clarity, so in leicester, we still don't know what metrics will be used to decide whether leicester will be released from lockdown. and can he confirm that, with respect to leicester, given the infection rate there that a decision on their future will be
taken at the same time, and given that we're talking about local a lot denserand we that we're talking about local a lot denser and we will study regulations carefully, we deliver on his promise to provide support for businesses who are subject to a local lamp, such as in leicester? it now appears that blackburn is overtaking leicester on infection rates, so what does he make of remarks from the director of public health in blackburn who said at the weekend that test and trace is failing, and in his words, is contributing to the increased risks of covid—19 because half of contacts are not reached? mr deputy speaker, national, 71% people being contacted, not the 80% that is needed for it to be effective. indeed, the serco call centre element of test and trace, only 53% of co nta cts element of test and trace, only 53% of contacts are made. a lower proportion of contacts are identified in the most deprived
areas. we still don't have an app either, mr deputy speaker, despite his promises, with a vital sources now briefing that he has, quite, a tendency to over promise and only sometimes deliver. what a wicked, unfairthing to sometimes deliver. what a wicked, unfair thing to say about the health secretary, mr deputy speaker! seriously, which abate of all this is actually world beating, other than possibly the £10 billion price tag? so, while today's vaccine uses encouraging, son of a long way to go. we need to mass testing and we welcome his commitments on that front, but willie also undertake to expand the rapid testing consortium so more british suppliers can be involved in that, because many complain that our test kits and the regulator spent ages to get their test kits to sign off and their e—mails go unanswered. winning the effect of tracing regime, threaten
the ad hoc system we have at the moment, with all the money going to privatise firms, why does he not put local directors of public health in charge, backed up with primary care? with his repairing now for the second wave, which already have one of the highest excess death rates in the world, lessons need to be learned, i hope the minister running them. mr deputy speaker, he was doing so well when he was supporting what we were saying. i am grateful to him mr deputy speakerfor support on what you're doing on vaccines and iam also on what you're doing on vaccines and i am also grateful to him for his offer to stand shoulder to shoulder against the anti—vaxxer nation movement. there is promulgate lies about the dangers of vaccines that are safe and have been approved are threatening lives and we should all and this south stand shoulder to shoulder against the anti—vaxxer movements. he asked about if there is no vaccine and if there is no
vaccine and no vaccine can be guaranteed, if there is no vaccine, then the next best is good treatments, and we have the first treatments, and we have the first treatment here in the uk, dexamethasone, and we have promising use of another today. and turned all the support we can behind finding treatments, and in fact, the uk recovery trial is the biggest and, i would argue, the most effective treatment clinical trial for covid—19 in the world, because from the start of this, we packed our science ever supported our science and with the help of the nhs, we are able to do their scientific research was great rigour here. he mentioned the sage advice from a march about lockdown. the sage advice that the csa was referring to was implemented, that was precisely the point i was making on thursday and did so very straightforwardly. it was implemented straightaway and if
he looks at that sage advice and what happens, that is what he will find. seem to remember at the time, he supported the action, and maybe it's now that he's looking in the rear—view mirror, he should spend a bit more time looking at forward, not backwards. on social distancing, as in leicester, he asked about the data and thresholds, we use all our data and thresholds, we use all our data and thresholds, we use all our data and all the data that is available to make these judgments. we don't put numerical specials on a particular figure, we don't put numerical specials on a particularfigure, we use we don't put numerical specials on a particular figure, we use all data and we make the judgments particular figure, we use all data and we make thejudgments based on those. also asked about data being made available to local authorities, on thursday last week, i said i was going to provide more data to local authorities and wanted to provide more data to local authorities, and we've done that today. we had provided identifiable information to
patient hype and identifiable information based on postcode level testing, and we are now able to provide full information, including the name and address of those who tested positive, to local authorities where they have signed a data protection agreement. he talked about the effectiveness of nhs test and trace he needs to stop for a moment and recognise the enormous impact of nhs test and trace and the 180,000 people they've been in contact with advise them to isolate. in blackburn, yes, it is hard sometimes, in certain areas, to find all of the contacts, and so we... studio: we leave the health secretary there, matt hancock amounts and other among other things the preliminary results that showed the preliminary results that showed the coronavirus vaccine be worked on by oxford university does appear to be safe and doesn't trigger an immune be safe and doesn't trigger an immune response. be safe and doesn't trigger an immune response. more on that at the top of the hour, but first, let's pause and take a look at the latest weather forecast.
we've seem quite a lot of cloud and this cloud has been quite widespread today. further north, further showers today, and those showers will continue overnight in scotland is records in northern ireland, england and wales having a dry night with clear spells and turning chilly with clear spells and turning chilly with temperatures in the countryside down to quite low single figures. a cool start on tuesday, plenty of sunshine and england, wales and northern ireland. fare weather cloud developing into the afternoon but in scotland, turning quite cloudy later in the day is an approaching weather system eventually spread some rain into the west later in the day. temperatures disappointing across the north, but in the south, still warm in any sunshine. in the middle of the week, changes of the way, outbreaks of rain in scotland to northern ireland in particular.
this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. the headlines: a coronavirus vaccine being developed by oxford university is safe and triggers an immune response in early human trials. this response in early human trials. is promising news. us this is promising news and it brings us one step closer to finding a vaccine that could potentially save lives all around the world. as china accuses britain of "brutal meddling" in its affairs, the uk suspends its extradition treaty with hong kong. we will protect our vital interests, we will stand up for our values and we will hold china to its international obligations. high street stores marks and spencer and ted baker announce major job cuts.
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