this is bbc news. the headlines: the prime minister has backed the chancellor's new rescue dealforjobs, promising more support for businesses struggling under coronavirus restrictions. our plan forjobs will support british people and businesses wherever they live and whatever their situation. we need to make sure that government is far quicker in its responses to these issues because the problem is that slow response this is bbc news: is costing jobs, it is leading to a situation where businesses are going to the wall. the first debate was a shouting match, the second never happened — tonight's is the rematch, the third and final debate as the latest daily update shows betweenjoe biden and donald trump. the uk recorded another 189 deaths and more than 21,000 the president is trailing in all but one of the key new coronavirus cases, battle ground states — it's confirmed coventry, is this the last chance to change stoke—on—trent and slough will move the direction of the race? into the tier 2 high coronavirus the pair will share a stage in nashville, tennesssee. level from saturday. covid—19, race in america and leadership, among the topics of
why have black and asian their 90 minute session. people suffered more from the coronavirus — ghislaine maxwell, a new report looks the former girlfriend at the key factors. of the convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein, denies witnessing # flex and looking any inappropriate activities like all of my boys... # he's done glastonbury, involving him with underage girls. also in the programme... he supported black students, the british government unveils a bigger relief package to support those hit by covid now stormzy is starring restrictions after an angry in a video game. response from businesses fighting to survive. we'll hear from one of them. hello, good evening. less than a month after he announced the job support scheme, the chancellor rishi sunak has had to announce a substantial revision. it follows intense pressure from businesses, especially those in tier 2, who complained that, though their income was hit hard, they were not getting anything like enough help. mr sunak said the updated scheme was now one of the most generous in the world.
labour said it was "rushed out at the last minute". under the revised version, employers will pay less and staff can work fewer hours and still be eligible for government support when it starts on november 1st. so what are the main changes? to qualify, employees will have to workjust a fifth, or 20%, of their normal hours, but they will still take home about three quarters of their pay. and what about the employers? now they will only have to top up 5% for those hours not worked. there are also cash grants for those in tier 2 — if you are a business, you can claim up to £2,100 a month, or if you are self employed, then you could claim up to £3,750 for three months. the chancellor also confirmed that these business grants can be backdated to august, helping those that have been living under restrictions for weeks now. 0ur political editor, laura kuenssberg, reports. limbo. not fully open,
not completely closed. thousands of firms, millions of us living under limited restrictions. it's no way to make ends meet so the government again stepping in with more cash to try to keep people in work. from the beginning, this government has provided unprecedented support to everyone in this country, support worth £200 billion. by making ourjob support scheme more generous for employers, who can open safely but whom are struggling with the impact of restrictions on their business. instead of employees working at least a third of their hours to qualify for support, they will now have to work just one day a week. the dole queue in slough has already grown faster than in most parts of the country. there, along with coventry and stoke—on—trent, friends and family won't be able to meet indoors or stay with each other unless they live together from saturday. this fishmonger says his customers are hard up and spending less. a lot of people don't
have a job and that's why all my customers, they used to spend lots of money but now they spend less every time they come, just for surviving. rizwan has even had to shut some of his businesses down. we used to have ten different shops, like in a different part of london and outer london, and now we've got only two. with real hardship around, it's easy to see why the chancellor had to go back to parliament not even one month since the last big announcement of cash to top it up. for his critics, though, hard to see why he didn't see the scale of the problem to begin with. for months we've urged the chancellor to get ahead of the looming unemployment crisis and act to save jobs. instead we've had a patchwork of poor ideas, rushed out at the last minute. especially surprising given only on tuesday the government was locked in a furious battle with leaders in the north west of england over £5 million. now, on thursday, much more cash than that has appeared, with some of it backdated too.
i honestly was open—mouthed really when i read the headlines last night that there was going to be a support package. it was billed as being for london and birmingham. it was a case of, "hello?! "we have been under these restrictions for three months." it's the third time since the summer the chancellor has had to revise his plans. why do you keep underestimating the help people need? as these restrictions have been put in place, the impact they're having on the ground has been highly significant. we will adapt and evolve our response as the situation changes. prime minister, this week you have been to war with leaders in the north of england. you are still leaving some workers on two thirds of their wages or telling them to claim benefits and cases of coronavirus keep rising. is this really the kind of leadership you think the country deserves? laura, i must i'm afraid strongly reject what you say about me being at war. we've had great conversations with local leaders, mayors and others, and everybody has come
to the table, shown leadership, stepped up to the plate. whatever he says, this has been a very bumpy week for the government. and even among tories, the start of some doubts about the chancellor whose star had shone, and fears that ministers are not prepared yet to do enough for those facing hardship this winter. and with yet more of the country heading to tighter limits, a tough season for the government and the economy approaches with no certain way out. laura kuenssberg with that report. so, how big an impact will today's announcement have, both on the businesses that have been having such a tough time but also on the economy? 0ur economics editor faisal islam has been finding out. this pizza chain mainly operates in big cities now under tier 2 restrictions so it's not required to close. things had improved over the summer, but the withdrawal of the furlough scheme alongside new restrictions
were stretching things. here, they welcome a fully—baked return from taxpayer funding for worker wages. over the weekend we have seen a steep drop in sales, in general. especially with tier 2, the fact that you can't go out in a way. so new measures in place today will ensure thatjobs are secure and will keep as many people working with us. this is a significant increase in the taxpayers‘ share of support for paying the wages of part—time workers, taking it back towards the furlough scheme. it applies to small businesses and affected large businesses across the uk. 0riginally in the most generous support, the taxpayer would fund just over a fifth of the wages and employers just over a half with workers having to work a third of their normal hours. now workers will only have to work a fifth of their hours, employers will contribute a bit more than that, half the original plan, and the taxpayer slice doubles to just under half the wage.
workers will take home three quarters of their wage for working effectively one day a week. the chancellor came here to sell his revised multi—billion pound plan to the hospitality industry... ..who had said tier 2 restrictions were the worst of all worlds. taken together, all of these measures will make a significant difference in support for more people'sjobs, livelihoods and businesses through the winter. chancellor, does this show you got the judgment of your winter economic plan slightly wrong? you were trying to force the economy to adjust, tojudge whetherjobs were viable, and now we face a similar health crisis where people just need to be rescued and put food on the table? i've always said we will adapt and evolve our support as the health situation changes, and that is clearly what has happened over the last few weeks. we have seen areas move into tier 2 restrictions and that's having a particular impact on hospitality businesses. elsewhere, for example this new pub and b&b in birmingham, should get monthly grants backdated
to the beginning of local restrictions, but here they said the chancellor should have acted more quickly. itjust feels so late. it feels like an afterthought, and i have to say that anyone, if they're saying they didn't expect the loss of trade to be so severe, it can't be anyone who understands the nature of hospitality. this isn't just about several extra billion for supporting the economy, it's a significant acknowledgement that the chancellor's original winter economic plan had big gaps. the basis of that was to encourage the economy to restructure for a new post—covid normal, that employers would consider the viability of individual workers‘ jobs. now large swathes of the economy, because of rising infections, are back in survival mode. this should save thousands ofjobs, but few would rule out the plan having to be reheated again in the near future. faisal islam, bbc news.
stoke—on—trent, coventry and slough are the latest areas in england to face a tightening of restrictions. they're being moved into the high level two tier from saturday morning, which means people will not be able to mix socially with friends and family indoors in any setting, unless they live with them or have formed a support bubble. well, as we're reporting millions of people are facing tighter restrictions — moving up to higher tiers as the pandemic intensifies. to answer your questions about what it all means, we'll be joined by professor sian griffiths of the chinese university of hong kong, and professorjonathan ball of the university of nottingham. that's at 9:30 tomorrow morning and you can send us your questions on twitter using the hashtag #bbcyourquestions or you can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org your chance to ask us some questions.
and we'll find out how this story, and many others, are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:40 and 11:30 this evening. in the papers, our guests joining me tonight are polly mackenzie, the chief executive for director of the cross—party think tank, demos, and claire cohen, women's editor of the daily telegraph. 0nce once again, i hope you canjoin us for that. the nhs test and trace system in england has recorded its lowest weekly success rate since it began in may. in the seven days up to the 14th of october, fewer than 60% of the close contacts of people who'd tested positive for covid—19 were reached. and only 15% of those tested at local and regional testing sites received their result within 2a hours. the latest government figures show there were 21,2112 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period and 189 deaths were reported, that's people who died within 28
days of a positive covid—19 test. 0ur health editor hugh pym takes a look at the hospital admission figures. let's look at one of the graphs that was shown, and it has got a bit more detail on those hospital admissions each day across the uk. that yellow line is where they were one month ago and you can see that they rose pretty steeply but in the last few days just levelling off a little bit, although there was no concession that there had been any turning of the corner. a slightly gloomy prognosis being made today by professor jason leech, scotland's national clinical director. he said families should prepare for a digital christmas and there was no question of any normal seasonal festivities in terms of families meeting. sir patrick vallance was asked about that and he simply said it was likely restrictions were going to be needed and to be in place for a while yet. a number of holiday destinations have been added to the government's list of travel corridors, meaning people arriving in the uk from those places,
after 4am sunday morning, do not have to isolate for 1h days. those areas are spain's ca nary islands, the greek island of mykonos, denmark and the maldives. let's return to the chancellor's new rescue dealforjobs. he is promising more support to businesses struggling under the most recent restrictions. let's talk to karan bilimoria, president of the confederation of british industry, an independent life peer in the house of lords and of course the founder and chairman of cobra beer. thank you so much for coming on and speaking to us. how would your business have dealt under these kind of restrictions? do you think the chancellor has mis—read the situation by bringing in this latest support package now? we've got to
remember that this is only a seven month period since we first started the measures and going back to the lockdown on the 23rd of march. at that time, the chancellor announced a furlough scheme and that has saved millions ofjobs and millions of businesses. then there were cliff edges and we at the cbi kept saying please don't have these cliff edges, people have to be able to plan, businesses have to be able to plan. we then had the announcement of the furlough scheme would be extended until october were tapering off. then we said what about the end of 0ctober? they will be a cliff edge then. thejob 0ctober? they will be a cliff edge then. the job support scheme that then. the job support scheme that the chancellor brought in a few weeks ago was in the environment where we thought we were coming out of the epidemic and now we have sadly got the second wave. we said this would not be enough. you need to do more. you now have a tiered system which we have been calling for so people know. we must not have a national lockdown. the tier system is there now. when you are on tier
3, the chancellor said if you are forced to shut down for one week, we will pay up to two thirds of the salary for those businesses. but what about tier 2? where you can't have families mixing with each other in restaurants, in bars, in pubs. the restaurant trade has suffered very badly, it is down to about 20% of its normal trade. we said, "how will they survive?" now the chancellor has announced today the newjob support chancellor has announced today the new job support scheme chancellor has announced today the newjob support scheme coming to effect on the 1st of november which is so much better. we nowjust need to work 20%, one day a week, the employer only makes a 5% contribution, before it was a 33%, and the government will make up the rest u p and the government will make up the rest up to two thirds of the salary. jobs can be retained and we can prevent that unemployment. we are only hearing about the extra support the tier 2 now. we have had places like greater manchester in tier 2 for ten weeks now. is this because
london has now come into tier 2. are we seeing an old—fashioned north—south divide here? london is in trouble so the chancellor is handing out money. not at all. again, you have to give credit and we have to be understanding. throughout this period, the government and the chancel in particular has had to adapt, has had to react to what business needs as this fast—moving health crisis has moved full stop if you think about it, forth ofjuly, we opened up. businesses were starting to open up full stop to eat 0ut businesses were starting to open up full stop to eat out to help 0ut scheme in august was so successful in our economy showed its resilience that we were able to bounce back but then we got a second wave and you have to adapt again. the retention scheme is still there, it finishes at the end of the month, the support is still there for businesses. this is still there for businesses. this is what happens from the 1st of november. i think full credit to the chancellor to listen and react quickly. you are in tier 3, what
about tier 2? let's do something to help these businesses who are suffering a lot. let's do something to prevent the unemployment. what we do know is when we come out of this crisis, the vaccine is down the road, good news, mass testing, we just have got the news that the government has got 20 million of these affordable 15 minute antigen tests. that will be a game changer. 0nce tests. that will be a game changer. once we have mass testing implemented, if we can help business to this period, we will be able to bounce back and this is what the scheme is doing today. who will pay for the scheme? paying for it, we have already spent £200 billion, money we have had to spend to get to this crisis. we have national debt which is over 100% of our gdp for the first time in 60 years, but these are unprecedented times. this isa these are unprecedented times. this is a crisis that we haven't had for a century and the levels of debt, you have got to remember, after the
war, went up to 250% gdp and it took 15 years for it to come down to 100%. there is, down the road, we are going to have to pay for this but now is not the time to think about that full stop now is the time to survive and get through so we can get the economy firing on all cylinders again. the best way to do thatis cylinders again. the best way to do that is to get the economy growing and we need to have employment to do that. that is what we are trying to do now. isn't taxation rising isn't raising the taxes of the wealthy an option? isn't there a better way? i don't think this is the time to talk about increasing taxation. we have to encourage investment and innovation. in the middle of a crisis, we can come up
with long—term ideas and initiatives in the same way that the report in the middle of the second world war, 1942, a report was commissioned and it was actioned after the end of the second world war that transformed this country in terms of the nhs and the welfare state being set up. similarly, we have many initiatives, huge climate change challenge coming up huge climate change challenge coming up which we are hosting, these are the big opportunities we have to be looking forward to to grow our economy. you are talking about the long term but when it comes to the young people who are looking at this, they are ultimately the ones who will be paying for all of this. is there not perhaps the possibility of shielding the vulnerable, the elderly and allowing the economy, the... to carry on without these restrictions, these heavy restrictions, these heavy restrictions which are crippling businesses ultimately? this has been a very tough time for the whole country and of course for young people. look at how the young people
going to university, when you are normally going to university is it a life changing experience, freshers' week, make new friends, activities, they haven't had any of that. they have had to deal with things in a very tough environment. there is no question about that. now is the time we have to come together. we came together during the lockdown, that was a really tough time. now we have got to keep that resilience going and everyone will benefit once we survive through this and that means preserving the businesses, preserving the businesses, preserving the businesses, preserving the jobs and having growth after this. that growth is what is going to pay for this more than anything else. thank you so much for your time. undignified and inhumane — that's the damning conclusion of a report by the care regulator in england into provisions in hospitals for people with learning disabilities and autism. the government, which commissioned the report, says its findings are "deeply concerning".
0ur social affairs correspondent alison holt reports. through a hatch in the door of a bare seclusion room, bethany is reaching out to hold herfather‘s hand. she's a teenager with autism and learning disabilities. for nearly three years she was segregated from others in long stay hospitals because her behaviour was said to be so challenging. this is bethany now. she's thriving, living in her own flat with services built around her. her case led to today's report. her dad — who had to fight to get her moved — says hospital was always wrong for her. the noise in those places, with alarms going off, with people screaming, with doors constantly slamming, they are not therapeutic at all. somebody like beth with her sensory needs is never going to get better in an environment like that. abuse scandals — from winterbourne view in 2011 to wharton hall last year — exposed by undercover bbc filming —
have led to many promises of change, but government deadlines to close all such institutions have been missed. this latest report found staff often lack training, and that too much care was poor. in some places, patients were restrained on a daily basis. and people have been secluded or segregated, some in rooms like this, for times ranging from two days to 13 years. ryan was seven and a half, eight years old... sharon's son ryan has autism. this one was taken when he was about 20. he's now 31 and has spent most of the past 14 years in hospitals. these photos are from a family trip out last saturday. the next day, back on the unit, he was put in seclusion again. it's a downright disgrace that in the 215t century we are treating people, locking people away. ijust couldn't believe it. and the politicians really need to get their act together and sort this problem out.
it's horrendous. the government describes the report findings as deeply concerning, but says it's taking action and investing in the sort of community services that have transformed betha ny‘s life. alison holt, bbc news. during the peak of the pandemic in the spring, it became clear that black and asian people were disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. now a unit set up by the government to look into the issue has found that race alone does not explain the disparity. other factors such as jobs and housing have to be ta ken into account. our community affairs correspondent adina campbell has more. the coronavirus pandemic has had a life—changing personal and professional impact on this man who has been taken off the front line as a critical care doctor in barnsley. because of my age, ethnic minority, my existing medical problems, i am in the high—risk group.
so from september i stopped working in the intensive care unit because my risk for covid is extremely high. his big brother peter, who was also a doctor, died after catching the virus earlier this year. black and asian people are twice as likely to be infected by coronavirus compared to white people and end up in intensive care. from previous research we know there are a number of reasons why people from ethnic minorities are more at risk. they are more likely to live in poorer areas, in shared housing, and be in high—riskjobs. but one of the government's new health advisor says focusing on ethnicity is not the right approach to help save lives, and instead everyone should have a risk assessment. he also believes racism is not an issue.
what we have found is that south asians and black people actually have lower overall mortality and have better life expectancy, so i don't think there is enough evidence to suggest that structural racism is a problem in health inequalities. the government says it has outlined a number of measures in a new report to help protect people at a greater risk of death or illness. how do you hope this report will reassure those communities? there is no sort of package that is just for black or asian people or anything like that. we're doing this across the population for those people that we believe are vulnerable. but where we see, for example, that people don't have trust or feel they have been left behind, i think we have a responsibility to show they're not being left behind, and as a black woman that is something i have personally taken an interest in. this is my late brother and myself in rangoon, a very nice restaurant... with so many families coping with loss and the risks facing some communities, the uncertainty of this pandemic
will continue to cast a shadow going into the winter months. adina campbell, bbc news. is discuss this further. —— let's discuss this further. labour mp bell ribeiro—addy is part of the women and equalities commission. shejoins me now from south london. thank you for your time. what do you make of the findings saying that structural racism is not a reasonable explanation for the greater risk of death when it comes to coronavirus? that absolutely cannot be the case. the figures are damning. you mentioned in the report two times more likely to die from coronavirus, two times more likely to be in intensive care and nobody has one said that race is a geneticalfactor is has one said that race is a genetical factor is the issue but racism is. racism is because of structural racism, because of the simple fact that if you come from a
black or asian background, there are deep structural inequalities in our society which affect your housing, which affect your work and therefore affect your health outcomes. that is what we are saying, that is what the evidence says. that is what reviewers have said in the past. to say that it's not a factor and they are not going to be looking at that specifically is not helpful at all because it just speaks specifically is not helpful at all because itjust speaks to the government's and willingness to address issues of racism with our society. their content to say we have made some progress talking about race at all is distracting from the situation at hand and that is not the case. we are entering a second wave and they don't have a plan it seems to protect the most vulnerable. at least not those from bame communities. what would your plan b, then? i think public health england outlined it very
specifically. the government need to be looking properly at structural racism, looking back at the reviews in the past, implementing those things from the past. we have to understand that there is no prospect, for example, of an economic recovery without looking first at protecting people. we need a proper track and trace system which looks at everybody but we also need to be paying special attention in terms of tempo communities, looking at where they are most affected. we talked about housing, we talked about work, we talked about looking at equality impact assessments, not just on about looking at equality impact assessments, notjust on individual workplaces and for employers but also for some of the government's schemes which they're putting down. i think about the government two recovery packages and the fact we haven't seen appropriate equality impact assessments for those. we know for example, this is specifically not about race, looking at those that are most likely to be excluded from the government recovery packages you've got women.
women are most like to be excluded from those. where women are most like to be excluded, you will see other people with protected characteristics following. looking at the types ofjobs that characteristics following. looking at the types of jobs that the majority of bame community members have, key workers not being able to ta ke have, key workers not being able to take time off, feeling forced, perhaps on zero—hour contracts having to go to work, you see all of that as factors that contribute to people contracting the virus and dying. no, you are not looking at whether or not somebody has a particular genetic issue, you are looking at the fact that structural racism has put them in a certain situation that affects their health outcomes. the equalities minister was speaking in the house of commons and he said that a range of socio— economic and geographical factors similarto economic and geographical factors similar to what you are saying are at play but added that part of the excess risk remains unexplained for some groups. ultimately, you need
further insight into this. some groups. ultimately, you need further insight into thislj some groups. ultimately, you need further insight into this. i believe there should be further research but there should be further research but there are reviews that have already concluded certain things. yes, there are many things in the public health england report that put that into the public domain but it is because of the conservatives are unwilling to a cce pt of the conservatives are unwilling to accept structural inequalities that we are looking at it in this way. the reason why to make people suffer, disproportionately likely to suffer, disproportionately likely to suffer, is because of the racism that puts them in this position. being unwilling to tackle that racism is ultimately leading to... intensive care. we had a problem with your audio, apologies to viewers. i think we get what you are saying. thank you for sharing your thoughts on this with us.
lots more on our website but now it is time for the weather. hello there. 0n the whole, it was a drier day today with some sunshine at times but we have got further spells of wet and windy weather to come over the coming few days. we've got this band of rain arriving in from the atlantic to northern ireland, western scotland later on in the night. ahead of it, we could scoop up some rain into the south—east of england. cloud tending to increase from the west overnight but ahead of that, with some clearer skies for a while across some eastern parts of england, temperatures could be down to three or four celsius. the rain that we start with in northern ireland won't last long at all. we will see patchy rain moving in across scotland and then some heavier rain in the morning over the hills of wales and the north west of england. that rain becomes light and patchy as it pushes into eastern england in the afternoon. behind it, we get some sunshine, some showers, mainly for western scotland and northern ireland — temperatures here only 11 celsius. ahead of the rain in the south east, temperatures at 15 celsius. it could be a bit warmer here, mind you, on saturday, but it is going to be a windy weekend, particularly on saturday. another band of rain
from the atlantic followed again by some sunshine and some showers. hello this is bbc news. the headlines. the prime minister has backed the chancellor's new rescue dealforjobs, promising more support for businesses struggling under coronavirus restrictions. our plan forjobs will support the british people and businesses wherever they live and whatever their situation. last quarter we saw a record amount and redundancies. the chancellor could have done much more if he had acted sooner. as the latest daily update shows the uk recorded another 189 deaths and more than twenty one thousand new coronavirus cases — it's confirmed coventry, stoke—on—trent and slough will move into the tier 2 "high" coronavirus level from saturday.
finding out why some people are more likely to die from covid19 should focus on more than just ethnicity, urges a government scientific advisor. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's catherine downes. good evening.... to the europa league first where arsenal have come from behind to beat rapid vienna in their opening group game. it was the first time the gunners had played in front of a crowd this season too. with three thousand home fans in vienna and they were cheering early in the second half as arsenal pair bernard leno and david luiz gifted rapid the lead. luiz amended for that mistake with the equaliser before captain pierre emerick aubameyang sealed all three points for the gunners. rangers also got off to a winning start with a 2—0 win over standard liege. crowds in belgium for that one too.
and the saw keemar roofe score from his own half! what a way to seal the victory for the scottish side. and all the latest scores from tonight's other games on the website. bbc.co. uk/football wales have won their latest european championship qualifier beating the faroe islands at rodney parade. they started slowly and were 1—nil up at half time. but two goals from natasha harding. and this one from lily woodham gave them a 4—nil victory, closing the gap on group c leaders norway to four points. the draw‘s been made for the first qualifying round in the women's champions league. glasgow city reached the quarterfinals last season and will face irish side peamount united. northern ireland's linffield ladies have a match away at one of the top seeds anderlecht. and swansea city ladies have a trip to cyprus to apollon. they are all one—off knockout ties. to rugby union and england's match against the barbarians at twickenham on sunday could be off that's after as many as twelve
of the baba's players breached covid protocols, leaving their hotel bubble last night without permission. they have been separated from the rest of the squad and will play no part in the game. it will only go ahead if sufficient players with an appropriate testing history can be drafted in. the rfu say they'll make a decision by 3pm tomorrow. this match was being used by england as preparation for their delayed six nations match against italy next week. eleven wasps players will be unavailable for saturday's premiership final against exeter. wasps were only given the green light to play the match yesterday after revealing that the club had been hit by coronavirus, with players either testing positive or having to self—isolate. the head coach says that because of covid and injuries he's missing four from his strongest side. the from his strongest side. safety of our players is mt important the safety of our players is more important than the game. 0ur players and are ourfamilies important than the game. 0ur players and are our families without it we feel that someone's been too long or
close contact with other people with people yes, it's quite rough for those people to this game especially —— health and safety of our staff and family is more important. and of exeter as well. and of exeter as well. in rugby league's superleague, castleford beat hull kr by 32 points to 18, castleford dominated and ran in five tries to hull kr's three, the last claimed by greg eden with his second of the match. british cyclist tao geoghegan hart is just 15 seconds off the lead at the giro d'italia after finishing second on stage 18, he was just pipped to the line by the australian jai hindley at the end of the gruelling climb to the stelvio pass, the highest point of the race. the dutchman wilco kelderman has taken the leaders pinkjersey with just three more days before the tourfinishes in milan. dan martin is up to second
at the vuelta a espana after winning stage 3 for the israel start—up nation team. the irishman battling up the final climb ahead of race leader primoz roglitch and the inoes grenadie, richard carapaz. that's all the sport for now. new research seen by the bbc suggests1 in 10 children's play centres have closed over the past two months with thousands of jobs lost. the organisation representing them warns the sector is on the brink; government says it regularly enagages with the sector to offer assistance. from leeds. nicola rees reports. while the little ones tumble and slide parents get a much needed break. but after 16 years in business this popular play centre in leeds cannot survive another day. i just cannot believe whether another owner is found or not that it won't be mine any more.
seeing my customers every day and you know, baking cakes and just running my little business. cottonbudz is vickie's pride and joy. she worked hard to reopen her centre after the lockdown led to six months of closure. i had rebooked all the parties in the next day boris introduced the rule of six. and you know, that killed us. that was sort of the beginning of the end. now her company is in liquidation and her staff soon to be unemployed. absolutely devastated. it is unthinkable, to be honest. i can't think of that far ahead. covid rules preventing people from mixing indoors are having a severe impact on soft play and in some tier 3 areas like south yorkshire, centres have again been ordered to shutdown.
four play maybe this could be the end. we've gone through the recession, this is the hardest thing that we face. it is very distressing to think that we may not come through this one. there are 1100 saw play centres in the uk. since august 107 or 10% have permanently closed. with the loss of around 2000 jobs. the organisation that represents and play operators as the industry is now on the brink of collapse. they run out of cash there's no money left. some of them were fortunate enough to get grant some of them want. people have taken bounce back rows but the monies dried out. 0ut of 1100 centres you would see about 50 to 70% of them closing if things don't improve. the government as we continue to engage regularly with the sector to understand any issues they are facing. but it's too late for cotton gods. it's been a life fine for me i can bring my laptop
unable to sit and work while he plays. i don't know what i'm going to do without it because this is where i get my work done.“ to do without it because this is where i get my work done. if places like the start to fall, it's really gonna hurt the effect of the preschoolers to get that to go to nurseries. this is the place where they formed their present relationships. i'm going to cry. it's just so sad. relationships. i'm going to cry. it'sjust so sad. giving up her business hasn't been easy for vicky but surviving in a socially distant world is impossible. a conservative mp has quit her governmentjob after voting for a labour motion to offer free school meals in england during holidays until easter. caroline ansell was a parliamentary private secretary at the department for environment, food and rural affairs. she said the government should be doing all it could to help lower income families in what she called "these unprecedented times".
now — if you have a speech impediment, the chances are it may have got worse in the past six months. in a new study by the charity stamma, 39 per cent of adults reported they were struggling with their stammer more in lockdown. that's as a result of less interaction and fewer chances to speak to others, and having to wear a mask and communication problems that brings. we've been hearing from will and georgia about how their speech and mental health has been affected by lockdown and social distancing. to have all of these family quizzes i have got a bit for so that it was 20 people on the screen you have to speak and participate in that conversation. that was challenging. something i haven't done before. it was just adapting to that different way of communicating
and staying in contact with friends and family. she talked to my colleagues... i don't have to pick up the phone and talk to them but it's really, really pushed myself to social situations it's worse because i'm not talking much. when i don't talk as much for the stammering is quite bad because it's running it's not sort of, having running. especially wearing a mask supermarket workshops it's been a challenge. you don't realise how much it freak because when people stammer, i get facial gestures people can't see that because it actually covered over people can tell that come
stammering but the amount also misinterpret what i'm trying to say. it's one of those things that nobody is used to but having a stammer makes it even more difficult because if‘s, i'm having a block. sometimes those blocks can be completely silent. so no noise is coming out and does silent blocks were really struggling to get the word or sound out. and if my face is covered that person can see that sometimes you can tell i know i people digesters are trying to say something that they can't think, neverfinish our sentences.
the worst thing is when people finish your sentences off. for say a word before they got it out. be patient. and we'll get there in the end. no matter how long it takes, we'll get there. very wise words. social distancing guidelines have also led to the royal british legion find new ways to donate to its property appeal. the armed forces charity said supporters could use its website to request that poppies are sent in the post and distributed among neighbours, families and friends while following social distancing guidelines. nicole brown is a royal navy reserve nurse and trainee nhs paramedic, and joins me via webcam from birmigham. i know you've been extremely busy. you've been training to become an nhs paramedic. congratulations with that. and you've also had a rather
special experience that the british legion when it comes to their property appeal. i won't spoil it, you tell us what happened. so the real legion got in contact with me to get involved with the property appeal. so i took some photographs last week at my home. i printed off my property and put it in my front window. i also where there's pop with pride. and today i'm herejust to talk about the awareness and how it differed from last year. his remembrance day. we saw your image there on the front page of the 2020 property appeal. of course this year it's a little bit difficult. normally we see the army of volu nteers normally we see the army of volunteers selling puppies was up this year they can't so they are finding new ways of raising money and awareness. yeah. this isjust over eight of us adapting our approach. abiding by the rules of
today. hopefully people will visit the royal british legion website. they can download a copy and print it up and put it into their windows or they can also order a puppy and donate online. explain to us how important is it for this money to be raised? what does it do? the money raised? what does it do? the money raise those george charity. it goes towards veterans that need special assistance whether it's with mobility or their mental health. it all goes into a pot and whatever fundraising that we have that year will go towards the military. so the royal british legion property appeal are changing with the times. when they contacted you, what was your initial reaction? i was shocked. they contacted you, what was your initial reaction? iwas shocked. i was shocked but i was very happy to bea was shocked but i was very happy to be a part of the poppy appeal. the event that i took some time out of
my day, i was more than event that i took some time out of appy event that i took some time out of my day, i was more than happy to get involved. of course it is so important to talk us to that. being a reservist, it combines my civilian job and also being a part of the military. i just wanted job and also being a part of the military. ijust wanted to be able to ta ke military. ijust wanted to be able to take part especially this year, having been on the front line i'm a nurse. ijust having been on the front line i'm a nurse. i just thought this was a way of these stove getting involved in directly with the military. and it's very important to me and the rest of my colleagues. so during this time where everything has just changed beyond comprehension, how has your training asa beyond comprehension, how has your training as a leading naval nurse reservist, how has it changed? we usually meet at the unit every week but unfortunately we are unable to that juju social but unfortunately we are unable to thatjuju social distancing. but unfortunately we are unable to that juju social distancing. so but unfortunately we are unable to thatjuju social distancing. so we go buy zoom every week we leave back
everything is over e—mail now. they've been very supportive we are still sending communication and yet, just maintaining our social density same. and how are those meetings, do people use the button or is there a bit of a nightmare? they've been great so far. it's nice to see other faces because we are unable to see when another. 0bviously, due to covid. so it's nice to see everyone and they got out what's app group just to check up on one another as well. and while so many of us have been shut away indoors you have been extremely busy, you are training to become a paradigmatic with west midlands ambulance service was that you are out and about you are out on the front lines i was a little bit. i trained it in my academy for about 14 weeks but we did get sent out early due to the demand of 999 calls. but recently the demand is
still there but what i would also say to people is, even if they are unwell, what i found they are fea rful to unwell, what i found they are fearful to call now because they are scared to getting covid in hospital. staff are wearing the correct ppe to protect ourselves and the patient. it's just educating patients about what's going on and just reassuring them during this pandemic. and with your experience is eight naval nurse reservist and also with the nhs, do you feel that this is a kind of award is that you feel like you're on the front line? tell us about your emotions it must be pretty challenging. it is but i enjoyed my job so much that it doesn't feel like i'm on the frontline. in such a caring person that when we attend a call or if i were working in the hospital, it's just a call or if i were working in the hospital, it'sjust a part call or if i were working in the hospital, it's just a part of the way that i live. i go home to my
family. my mother is also a nurse. so we are able to talk about our experiences but i don't feel like i'm on the frontline. ijust do it because i care about the community. your mum must be so proud of you. yes, she is. just reminding me back to this property appeal 2020 we said you were shocked —— poppy. he must be feeling sense when it comes to raising awareness in the course the p°ppy raising awareness in the course the poppy that you are wearing on your beautiful uniform. yes. i was shocked. i even talking to people today, it has made me proud of myself. i see myself representing the rest of my colleagues within the navy and also the wider armed forces as well. i do sit here very proudly. and you've got the nation behind
you. the co—bound naval reserve nurse in the training paramedic good luck to you and i'm sure your mum is super proud and we can seat nichols picture on the royal british legion is 2020 one appeal on their website. thank you so much for your time. stunning picture. he's one of the biggest stars in the uk's music industry and now after conquering the charts and headlining at glastonbury stormzy, is taking on a new challenge. he's starring in a video game set in a very different virtual version of london. marc cieslak, who reports for the bbc‘s technology programme click, sat down with the artist to talk grime and games. multi—awa rd winning rapper stormzy‘s new single rainfall has a video with a bit of a difference. it features the croydon—born musician as a video—game character performing inside an actual game, the soon—to—be—released watch dogs: legion. set in a dystopian near—future london, players encounter stormy
london, players encounter storzmy on one of the game's missions. the game revolves around recruiting any of the thousands of characters the player meets and forming a movement which will bring down a fictional authoritarian regime which has stolen power. the themes of protest and the power of the individual to start change certainly resonate in today's climate. it's very reflective of the times and we as people need to be coming together, do you know what i mean? i kind of think they capture that perfectly in the sense of, like, your everyday person being more important than they probably realise. the rapper's appearance in this title highlights that games will now often act as a reflection of things going on in the real world, encouraging new audiences to think about global events. there is a long history of music being used for protest and to provoke. do you think that video games have the power to do that as well? whatever mediums we use as creators
and artists it is a platform, yeah, to speak out against injustice, to be pillars of truth and whatnot. away from his music career, stormzy announced this year he's funding a £10 million anti—racism foundation. this as well as establishing a bursary to pay for a full scholarship for two black uk students to attend cambridge university. it's always been an uneven playing field in many areas of society. if things were just fair and it was level playing then there would be no need for it. i feel like people just have to open their eyes a bit, you know, to why i'm doing these things and why there are so many other public figures doing these things to try and lift those who need it a bit more. from south london grime star to glastonbury headliners, stormzy has found in the world of gaming a place to spread his message. marc cieslak, bbc news. people in a fishing town in ireland
have been carrying out an extensive search for a dolphin, who's lived in the area for 37 years. fungie, as he was known, arrived in dingle harbour in the 80's, and a tourism industry in the town has built up around the famous dolphin. but now he's missing. 0ur ireland correspondent emma vardy reports. it was the town's lighthouse keeper who was first to spot a solitary dolphin at the mouth of dingle harbour in 1983. in the years that followed fungie became a major draw for tourists as people flocked to see the friendly dolphin, who seemed to enjoy the interaction. the boats were initially small fishing boats then they developed and bought new vessels and invested heavily and fungie has been
a huge boost and a vital part of the tourism. there are whole generations that have grown up and all they ever knew was that he lived in the harbour and so generous and so playful. for that to be gone it's like a light hasjust gone out. since his disappearance a week ago, the town has taken part in a full—scale search with boats, divers and sonar, but without success. he was still totally wild, so the only thing he ever got out of this was the company and now he's just off again and the choice was always his. there are various theories as to why he has now vanished as mysteriously as he came but people say they will continue to hope fungie is out there somewhere.
emma vardy, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello there. today we had a brief rest bite from this very unsettled weather and there was even some sunshine across many parts of the country it was a fine autumn scene as well. the weather is changing again and for the foreseeable future looks very unsettled. all of the weather coming in from the atlantic and one vendor ——band cloud followed by another bed of cloud somewhat windy weather. first area of cloud beginning to arrive close to our shores later on this evening. bringing some rain overnight into northern ireland later in the night into into western scotland. scooping up ahead of that bursts of rain heading into the south and east of england for a while. the cloud will tend to increase from the west. lowest temperatures quite early into the night and three or four
degrees across eastern areas before the cloud arrives. the rain that we have gotten northern ireland will not last long in the morning and will see patchy rent run eastwards across scotland. heavier rain in the morning of the hills of northwest england and perhaps into wales the rain because later in the afternoon as he heads for the into eastern england. behind it we have some sunshine. showers many for western scotland and northern ireland and to here struggling to around 11 degrees. over the weekend very until the weather continuous and stronger winds particularly on saturday but in a band of rain followed again by sunshine and showers. here's the bed of rain got on saturday, and if dry start to the midlands in eastern england with some sunshine. the ring perceives words but falling by sunshine and showers on scotland and northern ireland. windy day cussing 60 mph through the irish sea and western scotland for a while. try until late in the day and temperatures could reach 70 degrees. that ring will arrive by the evening in these areas and the remaining driving force sits close to the northwest of the uk. the strongest winds on sunday it would have showers or longer spells of rain. so that it parts of england and wales the winds will be a strong