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this is bbc world news, the headlines: more pressure on the uk government as thousands of doctors back the footballer marcus rashford's campaign for free school meals during the school holidays. uk ministers consider reducing the 1a days isolation period for those in contact with people who have the virus. as six us states see record numbers of infections — the vice president's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus. lee kun—hee — the korean businessman who turned samsung into one of the world's biggest electronics companies — dies at the age of 78. sequins, samba and social distancing — strictly come dancing returned to our screens last night with a special tribute to the nhs — we bring you the highlights.
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hello and welcome to our look ahead to what the the papers will be bringing us tomorrow. with me are the journalist and author shyama perera and the political editor of the sun on sunday, dave wooding, thank you for being here. here's the front pages. the isolation period for people who come into contact with anyone infected with covid—19 could be halved, over fears of noncompliance with the test and trace system — that's according to the telegraph. the mail leads with what they're calling a ‘major covid breakthrough‘ —
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plans are being drawn up for front line nhs staff to receive a coronavirus vaccine within weeks. the sunday times says elderly people were excluded from hospitals and intensive care during the height of the pandemic‘s first wave. the observer reports that thousands of britain's doctors have condemned the government for its refusal to fund free meals for disadvantaged children in england over the school holidays. ministers fear people will not follow covid restrictions over christmas — that story is on the front of the sunday express. it says 80 tory mps are preparing to write to the prime minister demanding a ‘clear road map‘ out of local lockdowns. and the sunday mirror calls for borisjohnson to support front line workers — as an investigation by the paper reveals the nhs is battling a mental health crisis. so let's begin. dave, they have doctors attacking the ministers, a picture of marcus
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rashford, scored the winning goal in paris last week in, he lost the vote in the house of commons. a mixed week for marcus rashford. he is deaf in his scoring some goals against the government at the moment. he is dominating the news, quite rarely on page one of the observer and taking up page one of the observer and taking upa lot page one of the observer and taking up a lot of column inches and all the papers this morning, over the campaign that has got something like 70% backing by the public. that is that it should gives comedy, should give free school meals during school holidays for deprived families. the government are digging firm on this, rishi sunak says he is not £20 million to pay for it, it is richey versus rashford. the mps are getting a lot of stick on social media. every time they try to dampen down this far, all they do is pouring
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feel on it. in the observer today it says there are 2000 paediatricians who are saying we have got to do something about this. children need to be fed during school term. baker marks the marcus rashford and a lot of trouble for the cupboard. —— big max. you have stolen rishie vs rashy from one of the tabloids. it was my own! i think there has to be a u—turn, i'm so glad to see two liverpool supporters been generous about a manchester united player. i think what marcus rashford has done is he is funded because that galvanises
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everyone across parties and across opinions, ages, social groups. and i think we have to have a u—turn on this. it is very specific to children, i speak as someone who was a free school dinners kit from the day i started school at five to the day i started school at five to the day i started school at five to the day i left at 16. i know exactly how important the meal is every day. feeling a bit touched by this. i also do quite a lot with our local mutual aid association and there are so mutual aid association and there are so many families who would normally be able to manage who are struggling. to feed your children through lockdown has been so expensive because suddenly they are in the and they are not just wanting a meal in the middle of the day, they are wanting snacks across the day because they are bored. all of this costs money. our food bank has been working, as have thousands of food banks are in the country over time to get it out to people who need it. this isn't money, it's not hand—outs, it is not something that
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is giving greedy people more, it is just food and i think really these children need to be... the government can't keep turning their back on that. coronavirus and lots of the front pages, not a lot of goodies around but there is something that is hopeful, which is the isolation period third test entries could be half, down to seven days from 11; days. that is in the sunday telegraph today, what you make of that? there are some talks going on in govan about reducing that and this will —— there are some talks going on in government about reducing that and it is this balance between keeping business moving and giving people decisions over their own lights and trying to control the virus at the same time. whatever the government does on this is not going to please everybody. this is why it is such a tricky problem for
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government on the opposition to decide what to do. i think the plan is to cut it by four or seven days, to save we can get the test entries in three quicker and thereby let people get on with their lives if they are negative quicker. —— test and trace. there is this swab in the mouth which is likely to be in the government because ‘s cans pretty soon which will speed things up quite a bit. shyama, lots of people starting to think about christmas, the express have a front page about ministers fearing christmas virus rebels, a lot of noncompliance with these covid rules over christmas. i have been hearing all sorts of whispers, which said we will have two we e ks whispers, which said we will have two weeks at half time, total lockdown, that one pass. i have
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heard eight people at christmas, to households, i do not know if there's any truth in that. i think the problem here, iwas any truth in that. i think the problem here, i was talking to someone problem here, i was talking to someone about the sale of the day, so someone about the sale of the day, so many families do not live near each other. they need to plan christmas weeks in advance stop i think what will happen is, and i think what will happen is, and i think the express hits it, people are going to really come up with their own versions of what a distance christmas looks like, whether the rule of six applies, indoors or outdoors abilities, irrespective of the pier that they are living in and i think what i'm going to find is lots of quiet disruptive as people break the rules, switch off their lights, people come in and you do not know what is happening next. i think it is very interesting, i think the express is simply picking up on conversations. everyone i know is discussing christmas and the newspapers quite rightly are saying,
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what on earth is happening? really this cannot work. a lot of talk about the mental health impact of coronavirus, dave, the sunday mirror has focusing on the sunday mirror has focusing on the mental health impact on nhs staff in particular. those front line nhs staff, some of those who have been dealing with this they in and day out for months now, some facing post—traumatic stress and other mental health conditions. understandably so, they were the heroes of the lockdown. i remember outside of my house on the road, the children were choking rainbows outside every doorway which was a little touching gesture, we were all clapping we were saying how great the nhs are —— they would chalking rainbows. it is dragging on, people have lost sight of that, just good of the made it to highlight this, they worked really hard during the pandemic and they saw some awful sites, a lot of people dying and
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fighting for life and pitching their own lies on the line to protect the general public. now they have got pandemic coming backin now they have got pandemic coming back in the second wave and we steal that sense of desperation, oh, no, not again next month imagine working in the nhs and you've got to go back through another nightmare scenario like you have just come out of. these people do need support and help and this is what the mirror is highlighting today. some better news if you are nhs staff on the mail on sunday because they are saying they are set to get a vaccine within weeks, i don't know whether that means in time for christmas. shyama, so many predictions about when the vaccine will finally come to us. i think it is so interesting that every single weekend when reading the newspapers on a sunday, every story that we read is speculative. it isjust based on intuition and intelligence analysis rather than actual facts or
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evidence. the story isjust saying that an e—mail was sent by an nhs trust chief to his staff, saying that the nhs is preparing for a national vaccination programme before christmas. all i have been reading about the oxford vaccine and others suggest that is not possible, but who knows? may be is a vanguard ofa but who knows? may be is a vanguard of a kind of vaccine that can be used. it's hopeful, it's interesting but i feel with every target that we read, including vaccines before christmas, it is a bit like the difference between telling a chihuahua that it can run a marathon and a horse. we seem to be led by chihuahuas at the moment. i do not believe this but i'm sure a lot of people well. i hope it may be true. we have just had anthony fauci, the us‘s guru on coronavirus, the infectious disease expert, he has
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been assisting the white house throughout the crisis, has said on andrew marr a few minutes ago we will know if a vaccine is safe and effective by the end of november or even early december. that is what they are saying in the united states. this is absolutely crucial for the government, isn't it, dave, as it tries to steer us out of this horrific coronavirus crisis. i picked this up a couple of weeks ago from the government science office that there was a vaccine being developed, which they hoped would be by the end of november. exactly what you have just relayed from the andrew marr programme. the caution was by the time you get up and running, it will be into the spring. there are about hundred and 70, hundred 80 of these projects going on but that only ten which are really making good ground and two of
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them are pfizer and astrazeneca, if they were, they are most likely to work but again this is the story in the mail on sunday suggest that preparation have already been made to getting moving even quicker than next spring, which would mean perhaps bypassing a few of the checks and balances which go on before these things are put out into the public domain. shyama, the sunday telegraph has a picture of donald trump voting, he said he voted for a man named trump. what is interesting they focus more on what the uk government is doing and planning, is starting to think if there is a joe biden presidency and he is not so keen on brexit, what would that mean for uk us trade deal? i think this goes back to theirvery deal? i think this goes back to their very fast endorsement of trump by boris when he came in, a big welcome to trump and biden is known to bea welcome to trump and biden is known to be a black six sceptic. —— brexit
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sceptic. they to be a black six sceptic. —— brexit sce ptic. they put to be a black six sceptic. —— brexit sceptic. they put it down his irish roots. he will not be on such good times because mr biden thinks what we have done is not perhaps the most intelligent way of going forwards, andl intelligent way of going forwards, and i suppose what the worry is underneath that is how that will affect any kind of trade deals we make with the us. dave, what will borisjohnson think if it is present biden in the not too nearfuture? borisjohnson think if it is present biden in the not too near future?|j do biden in the not too near future?” do not think there is a great outcome for the uk either way, but the problem for a joe biden when, let's remember it's only a week on tuesday when the voting finishes, then brexit trade deal with the us will be difficult. the democrats have the catholic irish rate in america and there are huge concerns about the irish peace
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process and he is known not to be in favour of brexit, so we will probably do biden administration will do more deals with the european union as a block than it would with the uk. it will put us a little bit towards the back of the queue, perhaps, as president obama said. it saysin perhaps, as president obama said. it says in the observer this morning that boris johnson says in the observer this morning that borisjohnson is going to wait until he knows the outcome of the election in a week's time before he decides with michelle barnier, he was gone in the uk, involved in heavy talks, maybe it is going to ta ke heavy talks, maybe it is going to take a little longer than a week or so before we know where we are without —— michel barnier. we are going to finish with a couple of stories. let's start with the sunday times, they are saying prince angie is planning to return to royal
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duties, shyama, after that disastrous newsnight interview that is about a year ago already, the word is that he is reframing his royal duties. how is he going to refrain them? i have no idea, i think what prince andrew is finding like most 16—year—old is that the industry for which you are fit for purpose a few years ago, a few decades back has moved on so quickly that you are now a dinosaur —— 60—year—old. i think what he will have to do is rethink and find himself simple failure interest, i'm not sure what to say other interests are apart from being a royal person and having nice large dinners and travelling. reframing his role, unsuspecting reality means taking a back seat and perhaps helping to run a truss or something like that. —— i'm suspecting. public appearances, they are pretty difficult for him, aren't they, dave? maxwell goes on trial injuly, i
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think. even though the queen is very fond of her second son, she might be wise to advise them to wait until all of that is over because goodness knows what is going to come out in the weeks ahead. this moment is almost possibly a big a car crash as his interview with emily make this a year ago. things have not died down since then. we will touch on another royal story in the observer, page three. a chilling fine showing how henry viii planned every detail of an bowling's beheading. it is saying that because he planted in such horrific detail, he planted in such horrific detail, he was a pathological monster —— an bowling. it takes me back to my school days. it is very exciting, anyone is excited in the tudors, i think
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thomas cromwell had been seen as the ira he made these things happen or oversaw anne boleyn's beheading, we saw how henry viii had decided in advance. he wanted it done with an axe, that would make it easier. he wanted it done in front of the tower of london, there are number of stipulations, he had thought through very carefully how his wife should killed. in fact, at the last minute people change the location within the tower to try and sort of bring down i suppose public opprobrium or excitement. it is just down i suppose public opprobrium or excitement. it isjust really interesting because itjust shows the way that we have betrayed him actually has been right over the years. —— portrayed him. there is no redeeming quality. a p pa re ntly redeeming quality. apparently henry did decide to spare her burning to death, so that the scene of an act of kindness in some ways because that would have been
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excruciating, dave. if you'd been a political editor in those times, it would have been quite scary actually, he saw the things you write about people in power. henry viii is britain's most famous king and it is hard to imagine, we have just spoke about him having six wives and beheading them, divorce and so forth. you forget, if you are living through this, what a tyrant this man was. what a kindly soul he is two, he spared her from this man was. what a kindly soul he is two, he spared herfrom being burned to death, decided to have her head chopped off instead eczema this is from a series going out on channel five, going out in december. i have been watching the henry viii series on at the moment, it is rather gripping, it does bring it home to you what a turbulent time in our history it was and the power of the kings at that time 500 years ago. not that long ago really in the broadest sense of things. we may have a now, but i think i would
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rather be alive now than then all things. i wish is going to say if you look at our prime minister and his record with women and children, i think we are in much kinder times. all right. shyama, dave, thank you so much for taking a look through the sunday papers. that is it for a paper review. now we will get a full sports round—up for you at the bbc sports round—up for you at the bbc sport centre this morning, it is holly hamilton. just 10 years ago — exeter chiefs were not even playing in the top tier of english rugby. fast forward a decade and last week they were crowned champions of europe, now they've done the double as they beat wasps 19—13 at twickenham to claim the premiership title. austin halewood has the story. it's an image that's starting to look more and more familiar. exeter chiefs, european champions last weekend, now premiership winners. after a season lasting more than 12 months,
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exeter arrived at an eerie empty twickenham, filled with confidence and from the start, that was plain to see. henry slade weaving his way through the wasps defence to put his side into an early lead. so a nightmare start for wasps who had 11 players from their squad ruled out because of a covid outbreak. but jacob umaga made sure they weren't there to make up the numbers, as wasps drew level. but as the conditions worsened and the tension began to build, it was exeter that edged ahead through the boot ofjoe simmons. a slender lead that wasps just couldn't quite reach. mistakes in the end cost them as exeter kicked their way to a second premiership title, and became only the fourth team in english rugby history to do the double. we had to wait four months for that.
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nearly an eight month wait, the six nations returned as ireland thrashed italy 50 points to 17 in dublin. they scored seven tries in all, debutant hugo keenan getting two of them as ireland sealed a bonus point win to go top of the table. another bonus point win in france next weekend — in the championships final round of matches — and the title will be theirs. well, france showed that won't be easy as they beat wales in a warm up game in paris. antoine dupont scoring two tries as the french ran out winners by 38 points to 21. and in the women's six nations — england could become champions later. that's if scotland can do them a favour and beat france, who are the only team that can catch them. for now, ireland are up to second in the table as the womens side also beat italy. they had to come from behind however with claire molloy‘s try helping them to a 21—17 victory. on to football then. liverpool over came more var controversy to beat sheffield united at anfield. the visitors were awarded a penalty for fabinho apparently committing a foul inside the box, sander berge duly
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converted from the spot. roberto firmino equalised just before half time then digojota completed the turnaround to send the champions second. manchester city dropped more points as they drew 1—1 at west ham. michail antonio gave the the hammers the lead with a brilliant overhead kick. phil foden did manage to equalise for pep guardiola's side but this is now city's worst start to a season in six years. manchester united and chelsea played out a goalless draw at old trafford. man of the moment marcus rashford almost winning the game in injury time but he saw his effort saved. elsewhere, crystal palace beat fulham. leaders rangers and second place celtic are both in action in the scottish premiership this afternoon. hibs are up to third after a 1—0 win at kilmarnock. kevin nisbet with the only goal from the penalty spot —
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his eighth of the season. elsewhere motherwell beat ross county and it was goalless at stjohnstone. now we all put our clocks back an hour last night. venlo of the dutch league eredivisie may be hoping they could turn theirs back 2a hours. they were beaten 13—0 by ajax in what was the biggest margin of victory in the league's history. they scored nine of those in the second half. as you can imagine, the players were on hand to console the venlo keeper who probably wasn't feeling that great. bad day at the office. to a huge day in cycling because later britain could have only its second giro d'italia winner, with tao geoghegan hart perfectly placed to win his first grand tour. the 25—year—old londoner — in blue — beatjai hindley to win the penultimate stage and become
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joint overall leader with the australian. today's final stage is an individual time trail ofjust under ten miles to milan. on the race's previous time trial, he beat hindley by more than a minute. from a big day in cycling to one just as big in formula one with lewis hamilton poised to surpass the record for race victories that he shares with michael schumacher. the world champion will start the portuguese grand prix from pole as he looks for a 92nd race win. his mercedes team mate valtteri bottas lines up alongside him, while red bull's max verstappen is third. there was a huge moment in the ufc last night — one of the sport's biggest names announced his retirement. it was rather emotional. khabib nurmahomedov revealed his decision after retaining his lightweight title — his 29th victory. he was rather emotional as he did so,
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asking his team—mates to cut his gloves off before quitting. there was a very good reason for his retirement. this is what he posted on instagram last night, his reason for retiring — the death of his dad following complications arising from covid—19. he said he promised his mother this would be his last fight. that's all the sport for now, here's the weather with stav daneos. hello there. low pressure is sticking close by for part two of the weekend, so it's set to remain fairly unsettled with sunshine and blustery showers, and some of these showers will be heavy, like we've already seen, some hail and thunder across southern england this morning — it'll affect mainly southern and western areas. it's all tied into this area of low pressure, which yesterday brought us that band of pretty heavy rain which moved through. lots of blustery showers rattling in from the west, fairly strong winds as well. the strongest of the winds tending to be across the northwest of the uk, but a blustery day wherever you are.
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so, like i mentioned, most of the showers will be across western areas, merging togetherfor longer spells of rain across western scotland. lots of showers across southern and western wales and into western and southern england as well. some of these heavy with hail and thunder. gusty winds for all but these are the mean wind speeds. we'll see gusts in excess of these values, around 50 miles an hour perhaps across western scotland. probably the best of the sunshine central eastern england, north—east england probably in particular, and eastern scotland. but it's going to be a cooler day than yesterday, ten to 11; celsius. now, as we move through this evening and tonight it stays blustery, further showers at times, longer spells of rain across western areas. this is where we'll see most of the showers. some eastern areas could stay dry with lengthy, clear skies. this is where we could see temperatures dropping into low single figures there. but generally for most seven to nine celsius further west where we have the cloud, the rain and the strong wind. into monday, it stays unsettled. our area of low pressure is anchored across scotland, but it's here where we'll start to see the winds turn lighter and probably fewer
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showers into the afternoon. that also goes, i think, for northern ireland later on. most of the showers, i think, will tend to affect parts of england and wales. some good sunny spells in between, but still a cool thing to things — 10 to 13 celsius. it's a chilly, bright start to tuesday, but it's very short—lived because the next frontal system will sweep in from the west to bring strong winds and a bout of pretty heavy rain at times, with sunshine and showers following. those temperatures ranging from around 10 to 11; celsius. that moves through as we move out of tuesday and then we look to the west to more areas of low pressure, which will bring further strong winds and rain as we move to the end of the week. so a very unsettled, very autumnal week in store, but there are signs across england and wales, particularly in the south, something a little bit milder moving up from the south—west for a time.
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this is bbc news. i'm ben brown. our top stories... more pressure on the uk government as thousands of doctors back the footballer marcus rashford's campaign for free school meals during the school holidays. uk ministers consider reducing the 11; days isolation period for those in contact with people who have the virus. as six us states see record numbers of infections, the vice president's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus. a mass mobilisation of police officers is ordered in nigeria — as violence and unrest continues across the country. and lee kun—hee — the korean businessman who turned samsung into one of the world's biggest electronics companies — has died at the age of 78.


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