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rob's going to get to a stage where he's not going to be able to walk, he's not going to be able to talk. you know, just to have his independence taken away from him. cheering. the word that you use when you talk about rob, particularly when he was younger, is how proud you are of him. how do you feel about what he's doing now? we still feel so proud. and he's so brave. he isjust rob. being proud of everything that all us family's done, but what rob's achieved, i've never felt as proud as i do now.
rob now struggles to speak. but technology is helping him to communicate in a new way. electronically augmented voice: hi, sal. mnd has taken his voice, but his spirit has amplified awareness of this dreadful disease. i'm very grateful for the awareness that bbc breakfast have given to mnd. and i'm determined to beat this disease, and it starts with have a strong mindset. time for a look at the weather. here is ben richard. thank you. good afternoon. not the brightest of sta rts afternoon. not the brightest of starts to the new week, not the warmest either, cloud and rain for many of us so far today. things are changing through the week ahead, going to turn drier, a little bit brighter but not a lot warmer. it will stay on the chilly side but
this is what we've had so far today, this is what we've had so far today, this band of rain pushing its way east, notice the rain starting to clear from western areas, we got brighter skies developing with some sunshine across northern ireland. one or two showers, some of those on the heavy side, brightening up for western scotland, the far west of england and wales. quite windy in the west, increasingly breezy further east as the rain works its way in. temperature is really struggling, 9 degrees your height in aberdeen. even further west, 13 or 14 aberdeen. even further west, 13 or 1a degrees. through this evening and tonight, the rain tries to clear a way eastwards but it takes some time to clear the fat south—east and it's likely to bend back in across eastern scotland and north—east england through the night. showers continuing for northern ireland, wales, the south—west, some clear spells, most places not too cold, parts of south—west scotland and northern england reaching two or three degrees. tomorrow, low pressure still in charge, this frontal system essentially hooking
around the low pressure, bringing a spiral of wet weather, quite slow moving through the day, the rain starting in south—east scotland, northern england, pushing into wales, heavy showers moving across the south—west. something drier and brighterfor east the south—west. something drier and brighter for east anglia and the south—east, rain may return to the east coast later in the day. the best chance of dry and bright weather tomorrow afternoon is in scotla nd weather tomorrow afternoon is in scotland and northern ireland, here it will be quite windy, with the wind coming from the north—east, never going to feel particularly warm so your never going to feel particularly warm so your temperature is at best 11, fax of 13 degrees. still some showers around on wednesday, becoming confined to england and wales, the wind is strongest here, starting to turn lighter and further north. should be a dry day, patchy cloud and sunny spells for scotland and northern ireland. temperatures again, 12 to maybe 15 degrees in the south—west. for the end of the week, this is where things turn more definitely drier as high pressure ta kes definitely drier as high pressure takes control. some frontal systems
around the edges, you see, high pressure should keep them at bay so mainly fine, often cloudy, staying rather chilly. then, thank you. that's all from the bbc news at one, so it's goodbye from me hello, i'm jane dougall with your latest sports news. west ham have become the first premier league club to criticise a radical plan to shake up english football. it's been named "project big picture" and would see the top tier cut to 18 teams, plus the league cup and the community shield would be scrapped. the premier league would also hand over £250 million to the football league to help clubs through the pandemic, and 25% of it's annual income would go to the efl. it's a plan that's been welcomed by the efl, but criticised by the premier league, the government and fans.
the most important part of the plan is that 25% of the media revenues will be shared with the efl, which isa will be shared with the efl, which is a massive lift that will make every one of our club are sustainable, it will go a huge way to bridging the gap between the premier league and the championship, which is almost unbridgeable at the moment. that is one of the greatest challenges facing the game. if you look at the premier league, i believe during the last transfer window, over £1 billion was spent, thatis window, over £1 billion was spent, that is over the four largest clouds in europe after the premier league put together. there are dtv sources there and if they cannot get together and work together to sort this out, we will have to return what we promised in the manifesto which is a fan led review of foot ball which is a fan led review of football because i think many fans will be concerned about what they are reading today. paul scholes has been made the interim manager of league two side salford city after they sacked graham alexander.
scholes is a part—owner of salford, along with former manchester united team—mates nicky butt, david beckham, ryan giggs and the neville brothers. salford are still unbeaten this season, and are fifth in league two. lewis hamilton can focus on making more history in formula one, after equalling michael schumacher‘s record of 91 grand prix wins. he did it at the eifel grand prix at the nurburgring in germany. the win extends his championship lead to 69 points, edging him ever closer to another of schumacher‘s records — seven world championship titles. after the race hamilton was given one of the great german's helmets, by his son mick schumacher. the los angeles lakers have ended a 10—year wait for their 17th nba title. they won it by beating the miami heat in the finals. star man lebron james was at the centre of everything, scoring 28 points for the lakers as they won by 106 points to 93 and seal a 11—2 series win. the lakers are now level with the boston celtics for the most nba championships.
thinking i had to do something to prove fuels me and if you hold me. over the last year since my injury. it fuels me because no matter what i have done in my career up until this point, there is still a little bout 01’ point, there is still a little bout or comparing metre the history of the game and have i done all of these things. so having that in my head and mind, saying to myself, why not have still something to prove? congratulations to them. england's tyrrell hatton comfortably won the bmw pga championship at wentworth. he finished four shots clear on 19 under par in the european tour's flagship event. it's a win that moves hatton into the world's top ten for the first time in his career. and how about this shot
from martin laird on the way to a big win in las vegas. the scot also sank a 22—foot birdie on the second play off hole to win the shriners hospitals for children open. it's laird's first pga tour title in more than seven years. lots more on the bbc sport website and app, including the news that the record—breaking horse enable has been retired from racing. that's it from us for now, more throughout the afternoon. thank you very much, jane. let's get more on that other piece of breaking news this half hour — scotland will develop its own coronavirus tiering framework and will look to align as closely as possible with other uk nations. the scottish first minister, nicola sturgeon, stressed that operational decisions about which tiers should apply to different parts of each nation will be taken at a devolved level. she was speaking at her daily coronavirus briefing. i have just not long ago come
from a cobra meeting with the prime minister and the leaders of the other devolved governments. the main topic of discussion this morning was the uk government's proposal for a three—tier system of alerts for different parts of england. we saw the detail of their proposal this morning, but we will look at it very closely. as i said to parliament last week, we intend to develop our own tiering framework and take that to parliament over the october recess — and of course that will coincide with the ending of the temporary reset restrictions announced last week. at a strategic level, we will be looking to align as closely as possible with the other uk nations. i think it is important and it makes sense to try to do that, though i would stress that operational decisions about which tiers might apply in which parts of our nations will be for each of us to take
at a devolved level. the publication of a new framework will be a key step to guide us through the next phase of the pandemic, but it is by no means the only step we will take over the next couple of weeks. what we want to do is ensure these temporary restrictions don't simply slow or reverse the increase in cases for a while, although that is a clearly important, before things return to normal, or as they were before these restrictions afterwards. what we want to do is use the two weeks to secure a longer—term benefit and greater resilience as we know we will be living with this virus for some time yet to come. for example, later this week, we will introduce new regulations to extend the mandatory use of face coverings in indoor communal settings, for example staff canteens and corridors in workplaces. we are also going to be taking action to strengthen compliance with the different strands of the facts advice. that will focus particularly
on self—isolation because that is so essential to reducing and preventing transmission. but it is also an area where we know, for understandable reasons, that compliance is not yet as high as we need it to be. we are also talking to different sectors of the economy including hospitality and retail to help them ensure that they can operate even more safely in future. for example, we have already asked shops to return to two—metre physical distancing and re—introduce other measures, such as one—way systems, that they had in place earlier on in the pandemic. finally, as i said last week in parliament, we are reviewing again our testing strategy. as we continue to expand our testing capacity, we are looking at the basis on which we would test more people including groups of people who don't have symptoms but who may, if the virus is not detected, help to generate or risk community transmission or transmission
where people are vulnerable. the welsh health minister says there is growing concern local and national restricitons put in place to curb the rise in covid—19 cases will not be enough to help us through the winter because the virus is spreading so quickly. there were more than 100 cases per 100,000 people in wales over the past week and mr gething said there were more than 330 people in hospital. speaking at this afternoon's briefing he outlined measures that were being put in place. the nhs is implementing its plans to increase critical care capacity and, once again, transforming theatres and recovery areas into intensive care settings to treat the most seriously ill people. 2020 has been a difficult year. we have all been through so much already. but we must be prepared for a difficult winter ahead of us. coronavirus is moving quickly through the uk and in wales. it is a highly infectious virus.
for most people, it will cause a mild illness, but we know a significant number of people will need hospital treatment and, sadly, some people will die. we also know some people experience after effects long after they have recovered from the illness, sometimes known as long covid. now more than ever, we need to act together to keep wales safe. the headlines on bbc news... boris johnson will announce tough new local coronavirus restrictions in england this afternoon — as experts warn of a ‘marked pick—up‘ in cases since last month. the liverpool city region is expected to face the toughest restrictions with pubs, gyms and bookies closed. as three nightingale hospitals are put on standby, it's revealed there are now more people in hospital with covid—19 than when a national lockdown was imposed in march..
children's author michael rosen has told the bbc of his "unbelievable gratitude" to the nhs for saving his life. the 7a—year—old, who wrote we're going on a bear hunt — and many other kids books — contracted coronavirus back in march. he spent 12 weeks in hospital, with 48 days in intensive care. he is far from fully recovered, he's lost hearing and sight on his left—hand side, and has had to learn to walk again. he told me he how thankful he is to the nhs and the staff who treated him. unbelievable gratitude. the nhs is a wonder. it is a glory. i go there now, and have been since i left hospital at the end ofjune, i'm going nearly every week for eye procedures, for scans on my chest, so, it's a glory that this thing can save our lives, can look after us, and of course,
i'm 7a, i was born just before the nhs, but the whole of my conscious lifetime has been in the nhs, and it's a feeling that, it is how a government can act in a loving way, because what it's doing is caring for us, as you said in the cliche, from the cradle to the grave. that cliche is very powerful. the idea that we have a lifetime of health or illness, and this is for all of us, and it is a sense, a way in which we all care for each other, and i am overwhelmed by it, in the way it has acted on me, if you like, and save my life, as you say. how did they get you out of that induced coma in the end? they tried various things. my family could not visit because of the covid restrictions. they tried various things.
so they did try various things, they celebrated my birthday, which i didn't, i knew nothing at all about, which was in may. they showed me pictures of the family. i believe they showed me pictures of arsenal football team. but it was when they arranged, they wheeled me out on the bed onto an area outside of the ward and i met with my wife. she came and she spoke to me and showed pictures of my children. i remember nothing of this. this is all from what she's told me. and apparently this was like a sort of trigger moment, that it was this moment that i then responded logically and sensibly as opposed to sort of writhing around in the bed and waving my arms about apparently. and then what the consultant told me was that when they wheeled the bed back into the lift to go back to the ward, i became lucid and that was the key moment towards the end of may, that was a key change from being out of it, not knowing what was going on and then
responding to the things around me, so it was seeing my wife and talking with her. and there's a photograph of us holding hands, which is... i can't speak. anyway, yeah... yeah. i mean, you know, i have i have water in my eyes as well, the way you're describing this, and i'm sure other people are as they're listening to you this morning. when you had recovered enough, you went to a rehabilitation unit hospital where they taught you how to stand up and walk again. yes. what was that like? terrifying to start off with because i arrived at the rehabilitation centre and i didn't know what my next state of being would be. would i be a wheelchair person? would i...? what kind of person was i going to be? and these wonderful occupational therapists came to my bedside and said, "today, you're getting up". and some ots, as they're called, had tried before when i was on the wards
after the intensive care and it had just been a disaster, i just sort of flopped. so ijust thought, "oh, well, here goes again". and i stood up and i can still hear the kind of weird, rasping, panting noise that i made as i stood up and was shaking from top—to—toe, and it was a mixture of the fact that i had very low blood pressure, but also was nervous, i was very anxious. i had to support myself on a sort of is in the frame. then get me in a wheelchair and i that i liked the wheelchair, this is good. in fact, i think i exchanged text with a tv presenter about coping with the corners in the wild. i thought maybe lama corners in the wild. i thought maybe i am a wheelchair person. and i used to sit by the window and see people walking about. they were not having
that and they didn't want me to be that and they didn't want me to be that so they got me out of the wheelchair and i supported myself on parallel bars. they would get me to walk along, taking two steps. i would think how brilliant i was doing, to make steps. bit by bit they got me to a stick. but stick helped me quite a lot get about until another occupational therapist told me i was becoming a stick reliant, which i felt was an insult, i felt hurt. how dare you be stick reliant! so i threw it away and i remember my first trip to the loo without a stick, it was a heroic moment. i could find myself singing to myself vm people sung about searching for the hero inside yourself. you can see me as heather small. you have spoken about the
longer term impacts. you have mentioned height, —— sight, hearing, the breathing. i know clumps of hair have fallen out. when people say, and maybe they haven't set it to your face, but you and maybe they haven't set it to yourface, but you have heard people say, "yeah, but at least you're alive, michael". i mean, how do you feel about that? yeah, they're totally entitled to say that. you know, i asked the consultant about people dying on my ward and, you know, there were, of course. that ward that i was on, it was touch and go for a lot of people and many died, and that's the same for all the intensive care wards around the country at that time in march and april. you can see the statistics and obviously they've improved their care. so, of course, people are right in that sense. yeah, i'm alive. in fact, i always point out to people when they see me and strangers, i say, "i'm not dead". and they say, "yeah, i know, i can see that" and we're agreed. so, yeah, of course. and, you know, it feels mean to be complaining when obviously there are people dead and also
plenty of people whose post—covid, long covid effects are worse than mine. there are people with severe breathing problems, ithink there are people with severe breathing problems, i think the clots are still there. i'm yet it yet to find out if i have disbursed the clots. i hate a scanner a week ago so i am waiting for the results. —— i hada ago so i am waiting for the results. —— i had a scan. there are some people that lost their toes because it cut off the circulation to their toes so they got the equivalent of frostbite. i have lasted a feeling in my toes but i have got them and we need those for balance and walking. in some senses i am am mr lucky. mr lucky indeed. there are calls for an inquest to be held into the death from coronavirus of transport worker belly mujinga. it was reported that the 47—year—old mother of one died after being deliberately coughed and spat at.
the police and crown prosecution service concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime. bbc panorama found that the police weren't called to investigate for seven weeks, and there are doubts about the virus test they relied on. rianna croxford reports. stay at home and stay safe, if you're going outside and don't catch the virus. belly mujinga died from covid—19 on april 5th, two weeks after an incident at victoria station in london, where she worked. chanting: say her name! belly mujinga! her death sparked protests after reports a customer had deliberately coughed and spat at her. belly mujinga's friend and colleague was with her chanting: say her name! then he come further — closer, then what we said to him: "please, behave yourself, go back, go back, go back, please. go back." he didn't. then he came forward and coughed on us.
it was...coughing like an old man had no teeth. and he said to us, "you know, i have the virus." we were scared. i was shocked. she claims she told managers at the station that she and belly had been assaulted by a male customer and she asked for the police to be called, but says she didn't tell them he said "i have the virus". govia thameslink railway say a coughing incident was logged on march 21, but neither belly nor any of her colleagues present at the time made any complaint of deliberate coughing or spitting, or asked for the police to be called. well, british transport police have launched an investigation following the death of a railway ticket officer, who died of coronavirus. .. seven weeks after the incident, the police opened an investigation after being contacted by the media. they concluded there was insufficient evidence to charge anyone with a crime. and they said they were confident the man couldn't have infected belly because he'd had an antibody test
four days after the incident as part of his occupation, and it was negative, showing he'd never had the illness. however, at the time, not all coronavirus antibody tests were considered reliable. on march 25th, i don't believe there were any commercially—available, reliable tests. certainly, that were reliable enough to be used. the quality of the tests that we were using in march, or were available in march, were really no better than tossing a coin. the british transport police say the test was substantiated by the man's gp, and it did not change the fact that there was insufficient evidence of any criminal offences taking place. we may never know what really happened on the concourse of victoria station that day, or whether belly‘s death was connected to it. barristers spoken to by panorama
have said an inquest may be the best way to help belly‘s family in their search for answers. and you can watch the full panorama investigation tonight on bbc one at 7:35pm. now it's time for a look at the weather with ben rich. hello, good afternoon. it hasn't exactly been the brightest of starts to the new week, not the warmest of starts either. it is cool, it's cloudy, we've had some outbreaks of rain in many places. things are set to change through the coming week. it will turn gradually drier, but it will stay rather chilly with temperatures just a touch below par for this time of year. through the rest of today, a band of rain pushing eastwards. the further west you are, skies brightening with some sunshine,
but one or two showers, some of which will be heavy across northern ireland and western parts of scotland. those are the temperatures as we head into the evening — just eight or nine degrees for some north sea coasts, and elsewhere — 11 or 12 degrees. a cool afternoon leading into a rather cool night. as we go through the night, we will see these outbreaks of rain lingering for a while across the south—east of england and then starting to feed back in across scotland and north—east england, and further west there will be a mix of clear spells and showers. most places holding up around five, six, seven degrees. could be a little bit colder than that for parts of south—west scotland and northern england. as we head into tomorrow, low pressure still in charge. the frontal system bringing a spiral of wetter weather across the british isles. you can see that rain across parts of scotland to start off, pushing down into northern england, parts of wales as well. some heavy showers pushing southwards across the south—west of england. something a little drier and brighter towrads —— towards the south—east of the uk,
although some rain may return to some eastern coasts later, and certainly it will brighten up for northern ireland and scotland with sunny spells and just a small chance for a shower. quite windy, though, particularly across the northern half of the uk and that wind coming down from the north—east, never a warm wind direction, so temperatures, at best, around 11, 12 or 13 degrees. as we look ahead to wednesday, there will be some showers around, chiefly as we go through the day across england and wales, something drier developing for much of scotland and northern ireland. strongest of the winds down towards the south at this stage. where you get some shelter from that north—easterly wind, 15 degrees is possible in plymouth, but generally 12, 13, 1a degrees. as we head towards the end of the week, high pressure will try to take charge of the weather. various frontal systems around the edges but i think this high will fend those off for the most part, so it is looking largely dry, but it will often be quite cloudy, and temperatures will continue to struggle with highs between 10 and 13 degrees.
this is bbc news. i'm reeta chakrabarti. the headlines — boris johnson is preparing to announce tough new local coronavirus restrictions in england — as medical advisers warned of the dangers of failing to act. if we do not take measures to control the spread of the virus, the death toll will be too great to bear. the liverpool city region is expected to face the toughest restrictions with pubs, gyms and bookies closed. and the prime minister will address mps at 3:30pm this afternoon. we'll bring that to you live and have full reaction on bbc news. as three nightingale hospitals are put on standby, it's revealed there are now more people in hospital with covid—19 than when a national lockdown was imposed in march. an anxious wait for businesses to hear whether they will be
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