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like hard work than it used to? yeah, istill find ita bit, like, long to write letters, but not as long as it used to be. we should get her back on when she is playing that guitar successfully! an asteroid thought to be heading directly for earth has turned out to be something a little less threatening. nasa says what it thought may be a large piece of space rock hurtling towards the planet has turned out to be the upper part of an old moon rocket. it's identified the piece ofjunk as having been part of the centaur rocket which was launched in 1966 from cape kennedy — as it was then known — to carry the surveyor two moon lander into space in the run up to the 1969 landings. i suppose, since there isn't any
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atmosphere in space, it isn't what goes up must atmosphere in space, it isn't what goes up must come atmosphere in space, it isn't what goes up must come down. i need some physics lessons! i will bring a quick tweet from the mayor of liverpool, who says that we have not agree to anything, we are told this is what the government intends to do with no boats. we will bring you more as we get it in the course of the next few hours on a bbc news. i'll be back a little later, now, time for a look at the weather. good evening. we stick with the autumn chill through the week ahead. some sunshine returns more widely later in the week but into the start of tomorrow, cloud and rain back at times for many. quite a wet day for some of you as well. that is all starting to arrive through tonight, particularly across western scotland, northern ireland, the rain turning heavier here towards dawn. splashes of rain or drizzle around parts of northwest england and west wales, it all helps keep the temperature up here. but further east, chilly night, showers have faded and then the clear skies. could be a touch of frost towards
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east anglia and the south east. bright enough start here before clouding over, may stay dry till the evening. brightening up in western scotland and northern ireland after wet start. rain continues across parts of northern, western england, midlands, wales and the south west as we go through the afternoon. the winds may be gentle here but it's going to be a cold day after a chilly start. the midlands only around nine or 10 degress. 13 degrees in western scotland, northern ireland with the afternoon sunshine, but more of a breeze. further rain around on tuesday but it's looking brighter from wednesday onwards. see you soon.
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hello, this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines... a new system of coronavirus restrictions will be announced in england tomorrow, with the most serious measures expected in the north. liverpool is expected to be placed into the strictest tier. labour mps say there isn't enough support. scientists investigate whether a vaccine in use for more than a century might give some protection against covid. shelling kills civilians, amid fresh fighting between armenia and azerbaijan, despite a ceasefire being called just hours before. now on bbc news, the travel show re—visits some of its favourite moments from the four corners of the uk, including ade adepitan‘s tour of vegan london.
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from deep inside a snow home to the walk of a lifetime. i do think this is a lifestyle now. this will never end for me. hello, welcome to the show from my hometown in london where we're slowly rolling into autumn with still yet no end in sight to the restrictions that — while they've been put in place to protect us all, is still making travel pretty difficult. so we thought this would be a really good time to take a look back at some of our favourite trips right here in the uk. now before this all happened, this brilliant city was considered one of the world's
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great vegan destinations. so back in 2018, i went to find out why meat—free had gone mainstream. i've only been vegan for maybe six months and even compared to when i started, the amount of vegan abundance of food in supermarkets — it's crazy. i was eating lots of chicken dippers and chicken kievs, i didn't feel that great, so i started eating more fruit and vegetables and i felt this energy i'd never really felt before. vegan in london in 2018 is really, really easy now. there are so many cool places to eat, you can getjunk food, you can get healthy food, you can eat anywhere. it's super easy.
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the vegan market is growing, it's incredible. it's so exciting, what's happening. according to the vegan society, the number of vegans in the uk went up by 350% in 10 years, and that was before the huge trend in the last two years kicked in. it's particularly here in london where lots of the change has been happening. which might make this one of the best places in the world to travel to as a vegan. so, i'm going to take a fresh look at london as a tourist for the day and i'm going to enjoy some of those classic london travel experiences, but with a vegan twist. it all starts with a bus tour, of course, on one of these. and it's no ordinary bus tour. this is a vegan afternoon tea bus tour, offering a vegan version
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of the traditional british afternoon tea on an iconic red routemaster bus. what a way to see those sites. a fellow passenger on board today is dominica, from the vegan society. how has veganism managed to attract the next generation? what is it that has changed? because it's been around for a long time. veganism has been around for 70 years, which not many people are aware of. but i think in the digital age of information, you log into your social media accounts, you are bound to see something about veganism at some point. i think a lot of people sort of started to understand that animals are not here for us, they are here with us on this planet, and we share it with them. and as you can see, we can have all the things that meat—eaters have, like cake, you can basically
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veganise anything that you want. all i heard was the word cake, nothing else. cake, that sounds good to me. vegans do cake, i'm sold. normally to make a cake, you need milk and eggs, what would you replace that with? vegan cake has all the normal ingredients you'd expect cake to contain, but for example, instead dairy milk, you can use almond milk or soy milk. replacing eggs is as simple as mashing up a banana, because eggs are used as a binding product, rather than for flavour. so the banana has a similar consistency. this is good. this is good, a tour bus around london eating foods that will help us live forever. i miss my vegan food. i can't wait to get back once those guys are open again. now, back in 2017, we met chris,
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who set out to walk the entire circumference of the uk, which is seriously impressive when you take in those stats. that is 19,191 miles, which isjust over 31,000 kilometres. well done, chris! the truth is, it's the places that you have to work to get to that are the most special. i feel more connection with the uk now as a whole than i ever have in entire life. every day is a new day.
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i like the fact that have to work for the simple things in life that we all take for granted. hi, my name is christian lewis. this is my dog jet and we are walking the coastline of the united kingdom. i started in swansea. the united kingdom isn'tjust on island. ——one island. there are loads of separate islands off the united kingdom. in fact, 700 off the west coast of scotland so we have tackled those as well. we are on the north—west coast of scotland, just about to turn the corner having been on the move now for two years. so i reckon about another 1.5 years before we finish. jet and i are actually on the mull of kintyre now heading out... i think people would be very surprised to hear that the uk coast, including the islands, northern ireland, is surprisingly around 18,000 miles. to put that in perspective, if you were to fly around the world as the crow flies,
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that is around 25,000 miles. before i started this, i suffered really badly with depression, had anxiety. and this would go on for a long, long time. i went for a surf one day and i remember coming out and looking at the cliffs and i honestlyjust thought to myself, walk home. so i started walking along the coast and i've been going for two years now. there is no plan, it really is just simple. i keep the sea to my left—hand side and i know that eventually that will take me round to where i need to be. i go as far as my legs can take me each day and i camp when i think it is time to camp and repeat the process the next day. i'll show you where i slept last night. not complaining at all. my dog, jet, i rescued her on the way. she wasn't in the best nick when i first found her.
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she was very skinny and thin but there was an immediate connection betweenjet and i. i felt that kind of brokenness in her maybe i had felt before. we bonded immediately. some of the stuff that she tackles on this coast, i wouldn't ask another human to do. we have such complete trust for each other that if i go and do something, before i know it, she is shooting past me because if she knows i'm doing it then she will do it. i've just arrived in scotland. i'm stupidly happy. the wonderful thing about the united kingdom is that every single part of the united kingdom that you go to, there is a change. and it's not subtle, it is there in your face. mother of zeus. good afternoon guys. it is a really wet one today. nice to have the scottish whether back. ——weather. oh my goodness. hailstones and they hurt like hell.
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i started this walk with £10 and two days worth of rations. i'd just given up the house so i had nothing really. i have gone from being one of the most isolated people you will ever meet, shutting myself in a bedroom for three weeks, not seeing anyone, scared to go to the shops. to being one of the most confident, outgoing, happiest person you will ever meet. i do think this is a lifestyle now. this will never end for me now. it's a great lifestyle. i don't have tvs or anything. i don't need one do i? got a lot to thank this place for. c'mon, jet. that was three years ago now and believe it or not, he is still on the road and he's about tojoin me right now. chris, how's it going? hello travel show, how are you? how have you been getting on since we last saw you?
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once we finished 0rkney, is a beautiful place. i love the history and i love 0rkney people equally. it was the biggest challenge to come. we were heading up to shetland. shetland during the winter is not a place to be in a tent, that i can promise you, it was absolutely brutal. i spent lockdown on an island on my own, totally uninhabited just a couple of sheep, and spent the three months there. it was wonderful, i was foraging forfood, catching lobster and crab. where are you now? inverness is the next big stop. i'm excited to get there. it is actually going to be the first city i have been to in over two years. it's great to catch up with you again travel show and i hope to see you again soon. chris has raised £14a,000 and counting, which is an incredible amount. well done, mate. now we head back to scotland and in 2015 wherejo whalley was pushed to the extremes in the snowy highlands. one of the best places to dig
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is this small valley 1,100 metres up the mountain. it's nicknamed the snow house because of the drifts that collect here. i am so cold, it is so snowy. i can't actually imagine how we're going to stay here tonight. the big killer in terms of your own temperature is the wind, and when we get in the snow hole we are totally out of the wind. what is the windchill now, what is the windspeed? we are getting in quite a sheltered hollow now so it is probably only 5—10, 15 miles an hour. when we came over the top it was considerably more than that, as we have experienced. while we were preparing the equipment, three of the team, lorna, gregor and dave had made a start by digging tunnels into the snowdrift, and when deep enough they will connect them to form a cabin. we are tunnelling into the snow at the moment, we have to go in a good metre from the top here.
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do you want to come in and have a dig? yes. and how long does it take to do this normally? it very much depends on the snow conditions, we have relatively soft snow but certainly three hours plus, sometimes as much as five hours. five hours? digging, yeah. so it is going to go dark not so long away. this is a snow saw designed to be able to cut through ice and snow, and by using this we can often remove the snow far more efficiently and we can cut blocks out rather than chipping away. are we ok here, this isn't going to collapse? no, no, the strength is in the thickness of the snow. this is quite narrow so it is well
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supported but when we actually make a living space, we want to make sure that is narrow as well so it is well supported. oh, that was a good bit in the middle. i will now get in there with a shovel. what is it about putting yourself out of the comfort zone that people enjoy? i suppose it goes back to, it engages the brain. you forget about your worries and you are concerned about keeping warm and surviving. it takes life back to the elemental, it is about survival. but surviving in style, we hope. we have been digging for a couple of hours now and the camera is finally starting to completely freeze over, and i am also freezing over. so we're going to focus on digging, otherwise we may not have anywhere to stay tonight. we chip and carve away at the ice until eventually it
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starts to take shape. andy has built over 50 snow holes with groups of tourists. he assures me he has never had one fall down before. it is hard work but it is finally starting to warm up in here. oh, thank you so much. 0h! that is amazing. so we made it, this is our beautiful snow hole. there is a nice vaulted ceiling up there, i can't believe we did it! cheers everyone. jo whalley going to great lengths to social distance before we had even heard of the term. always ahead of her time. 0k, make sure you stay with us because coming up, we have some more great trips, including... christa living out her game of thrones fantasies in northern ireland, and rajan in the uk's smallest city.
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this week we looking back at some of our favourite trips to the four corners the uk. next we are off to northern ireland where the game of thrones novels were turned into the hit tv show, and where you can live out the fantasy for yourself. you know nothing, jon snow! you know nothing! thank you! ok, so i have a confession — i am a giant game of thrones geek. and i'm super excited, because this place has to be top of the list for any true superfan. welcome to castle ward, or to what many tv viewers will know as winterfell. and well, when in winterfell... dramatic music arrrgh! evening my lady,
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where do you hail from? from london. london. and which house do you represent? oh, i'm not sure i have a house. house of larwood. house of larwood, never heard of them — sounds like something the night's watch would have dragged in. i believe you are here to learn how to do archery. i need people to hunt or to fight. 0k. are you up to the task? i hope so. i hope so too, otherwise there is a penalty. 0h. 0h, a beheading... that seems measured. absolutely, because you are absolutely no good to me here at winterfell if you can't hunt and you can't fight. i will do my best. three fingers on the drawings bring and draw it back so it comes back to your eye. loose. i hit the actual thing! your first arrow and you had
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a target. archer ready, draw stop hold. loose. look at that. well done, you. there place used to be a firm and now it is a huge tourist attraction, how did that happen? we are were given through and started so it is the perfect place to start your journey and go so it is the perfect place to start yourjourney and go on and do some of the other things that are run. they have gone off to iceland, morocco, and so on. that is fine. most of it a shot here and is turned into what we now know as a screen terse, something we have never had before. yes we have the giant's causeway, a unesco world heritage site and it is beautiful, and all that, but people used to go there and there alone, and then they would take off. now they come to see many other parts of our province. we are digging a bit deeper in the archives now.
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back in 2017 we went to the uk's smallest city, st david's in wales, where one man was on a mission to paint a portrait of every single resident. the pembrokeshire coast national park, as remote and rural as it gets. this is st david's peninsula on the south—west tip of wales. it is a rugged and picturesque part of the world, even in midwinter. but i am not actually have a scenic beauty. ——here for scenic beauty. i am here to find inner beauty. st david's cathedral, built on the 12th century, sits on the site of the old monastery, led by david 600 or so years ago. and this is why st david's is a city. yes, this tiny community of 1800 people is officially a city — britain's smallest and supposedly the second tiniest in the world. although in the 19th century there was a bit of a setback.
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150 odd years ago the victorians decided this didn't make sense for very small places, and quite a number of cities were no longer cities. 25 years ago, the current queen rode to the rescue and gave st david's city status back. and this man, who first chanced upon st david's 37 years ago, has been marking its quirky status with a very special pledge. basically what i start doing with portraits from life is to do a very brief outline of the head... because graham has vowed to paint portraits of every single one of the city's1800 residents, plus a few outsiders for the hell of it. focus on the eyes, which are honestly very important part of the psyche i think, the soul, and the focal point comes through. originally a landscape artist, he started doing portraits 1a years ago, but it was only five years ago he undertook the mammoth task to do the whole population, and then some.
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he has done 600 so far. the initial project was painting, say, 100 portraits and having them as one big image, so it would be like a big painting. and then ijust thought, if you are doing a hundred, i could do a thousand, and then i thought, the population of st david's is not far off that, so ijust came up and thought of the idea of the city of portraits. it sounded quite nice and that is what i try and do. did you work out how long it would take you? no. laughs. there are probably more art galleries than anything else in st david's, although graham's place is also a studio and his living quarters too. it is a real one man and his dog operation at the new street gallery. his models, however, see it all as a therapeutic exercise as much as anything else. i have quite enjoyed it because i am a very busy mum, studying, working in the cafe,
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doing myjewellery, so for me just to sit down, it is a bit of time out, really, a bit of time for reflection. it is a mammoth task for graham, and the plan is to exhibit the first 800—1000 portraits in the cathedral. what are you actually achieving by doing this? the social history, i think, somebody has described it as — for me personally, it is integrating more and more with the community. do people ever complain about the way you have depicted them? i think people have been slightly shocked, possibly a bitjowly there. it doesn't matter what age you depict somebody, you still see the inner beauty. and guess what — a few days later, i got this through email. i am now an honorary citizen of st david's. so that's it for this week. coming up next week: rajan is in rome, finding out what fanfare
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is in store for its 150th anniversary of being italy's capital. and carmen is injapan, trying an unusual 600 year old form of transport. this is great! in the meantime you can follow us on social media, giving you just a little reminder of what is still happening in the world, even though we can't visit. until next time, stay safe and i will see you soon! bye for now. good evening. many of us got to enjoy the changing autumn colors with something drier and sunny out there through sunday,
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but as we go into monday, it's back to square one again. the cloud rolls in and something wetter arives off the atlantic to many areas during day. we will see that progress actually take place through tonight. got a warm front pushing in, cloud, maybe some patchy rain on that, and then a heavier burst of rain on the cold front as that works its into the morning. before it arrive, though, with the isobars spread out, light winds out there at the moment, clearer skies for central and eastern areas. bit of a chilly night once again, temperatures well down into the lowest single figures in the countryside, east anglia, the south—east. temperatures actually rising through the night, though, towards the west as rain spreads in through northern ireland into western parts of scotland, north—west england and north—west wales. where we've got the chilliest conditions, though, some early brightness — east anglia and the south—east, and some will stay dry until we get to nighttime as we go through monday. but some heavy bursts of rain in northern ireland, clearing to brighter weather through the morning. same too in western scotland. heavy rain spreading eastwards across scotland into northern western england and across wales through much of the day, strengthening winds out towards the west, even though the sunshine will come out.
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lighter winds further east. but even those winds are light and come from a southwesterly direction. cold—feeling day across parts of the midlands with the rain could feel around eight, nine degrees after that fresh start, maybe east anglia southeast waiting until we get to the night—time hours before that rain gradually arrives. but around the weather front, notice as we go through monday night low pressure develops that delays its departure. and if anything, curls, cloud and rain back round it. so we're going to see loads of cloud outbreaks of rain spin its way southwards and westwards to go through the day. and tuesday, probably wettest towards the south east corner, brightening up in scotland and northern ireland before —— but for all, a north—easterly wind will start to develop and that's going to make it feel particularly chilly out there any cloudy moments, particularly across eastern coast of england and eastern parts of scotland too. that praises with us into wednesday and the weather fronts gradually clear way southwards, running and some showers, particular course in east anglia and the south—east. 0ne
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showers, particular course in east anglia and the south—east. one or two dotted around elsewhere, best of the sunshine will be in the west. and with easterly winds nominating as we go through the second half of the week, always expect to wear is to be best for the sunshine. a bit more cloud, one to show that time is to be best for the sunshine. a bit more cloud, one to show at times in the east, and whilst it is remain radical, the night particularly chilly. ——
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this is bbc news, with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the headlines: rescuers search for survivors after an attack on azerbaijan's second—biggest city as a truce in the nagorno—karabakh conflict shows signs of unravelling. there's bedding and blankets and mattresses strewn among the rubble here. the attack happened at about 2am. this is supposed to be a ceasefire but it looks more like all—out war. a new system of coronavirus restrictions will be announced in england tomorrow, with the most serious measures expected in the north. liverpool is expected to be placed into the strictest tier. labour mps say there isn't enough support. president trump says he's immune to coronavirus and no longer contagious, but scientists say the virus hasn't


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