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will v“ ff—tm war—"m mentioning will affect north—east scotland, eastern scotland, north—east england, temperatures here not falling below a0 days, where we have a clear skies is cold and frosty, mystify around, also a bit of cold and fog will default to the south—east tomorrow morning so it could be a big way to start with. we will have further showery bursts of rain across the north—east of the uk but actually the most that i think sunday is looking via them today with widespread sunny spells gci’oss today with widespread sunny spells across northern and western areas, still a few grey spots though across the midlands and if that happens it will feel quite cold, otherwise, temperatures, again, a7 degrees. 0n into next week, again, we start off ina into next week, again, we start off in a subtle glow but it does to more than settled. we are in between weather systems in this reach across the north sea will sponsor an u nsettled the north sea will sponsor an unsettled weather certainly to the northern half of the country as we had to tuesday onwards but the moderators are cold, frosty, by the grey starting places are that far, low cloud could linger so well it does it is going to feel cold, temperatures hovering around freezing, bit of whiteness, sums and hovering around west, that will lift up hovering around west, that will lift up to around 6 degrees with it will be held on wet and windy it was the
east coast of the countries we had under monday night so tuesday which looks unsubtle for the northern half of the country and i think trying to around 6 degrees with it will be cold and started on wet and windy it was the east coast of the countries we had under monday nights or tuesday onwards looks unsubtle for the northern half of the country and i think signs of end of the week and you will not going to remain cold for much of next week too. you later. hello this is bbc news with shaun ley. the headlines: borisjohnson and the president of the european commission
will speak later today — to try and break the brexit trade talks deadlock. we keep calm, as always, and if there is still a way, we will see, huh? the two sides remain divided on fishing rights; the rules governing state subsidies for business and how the deal is policed — uk businesses say they need clarity now. the government have sent out a letter to every business in the country saying "check, change, go". well, check what? change what? go where? we need to know now. this has now got to be done, there has got to be compromise on both sides. the uk vaccine regulator says the covid—i9 vaccine will ‘definitely‘ be ready to go into care homes in the next two weeks. a large—scale vaccine rollout begins today in russia, using the country's ‘sputnik‘ jab. the makers say it's up to 95% effective, but it's still undergoing trials.
now on bbc news. veteran explorer robin hanbury—tenison, who spent weeks in a coma battling covid—i9, says the healing power of nature helped to save his life. robin was one of the first covid—i9 patients into derriford hospital. he may be a veteran of 30 expeditions, but surviving coronavirus would prove to be one of robinrobin hanbury—tenison‘s toughest experiences yet. every day was pretty brutal and we were pretty broken. the doctors called us to say that actually, he is deteriorating further. his chances of ever recovering have now gone down to about 5%. i opened my eyes, saw the sunshine, saw the flowers and that was the moment when my life was saved by the healing power of nature. it's a long road back from something like that. essentially, his body was failing
and i think having a goal, something to work towards is vitally important because it gives you a target to aim for and that goal can be as trivial or as ambitious as you want it to be. so this has been as big a challenge as any that i've done in my life, i've done in my life, to get to the point where i could climb this mountain. i will make it to the top, because i believe everyone should have access to the same thing that saved my life.
it must be lovely to have all this old footage of your dad just lying around the house? it's incredible, we've got reels from pretty much every expedition he's been on from the late 50s, through tojust a couple of years ago. everything from the orinoco, the sahara and the siberian steps and everything in between. i am so lucky to have been travelling with him on a number of those expeditions. so i've been coming down here a lot recently to look through the old footage and it's really helped to feel like he's not in hospital at the moment. but he is still on the farm with us, it's incredible to see how much he has achieved throughout his life. 8a—year—old robin hanbury—tenison is widely recognised as one of the world's greatest living explorers. he's crossed continents
by foot, boat... ..and jeep. leading expeditions of more than 120 scientists into the heart of remote jungles. i've been here for nearly 12 months now and the expedition has grown enormously since its original conception. what we are doing is to examine the rain forest, which is a vital and very little understood environment. probably the richest environment in the world and one which is disappearing with terrifying speed. robin has chronicled his life of adventure through a series of more than 20 books. his most recent book explores the major threats facing the world today, including pandemics. robin was one of the first covid—i9 patients into derriford hospital,
having caught the virus whilst skiing prior to the lockdown. 36 hours after he was in hospital, he was heavily sedated and put on a ventilator. so one of the ways i've been keeping in touch with the family is with a family group chat. my son says he is praying and thinking of him. i can't really read them. sounds like he's getting the best possible care and lots of attention. you are so brave as well, louella. robin is a tough, old nut. i can't really read... we know he'll pull through. being in first means he has their full attention. he is in the right place, stay strong. sending huge love, he'll pull through. we love him, etc. yeah, there's lots of wonderful messages from people and he's still deep in the woods, but at least it's not worsening. that is so encouraging, sleep well.
yeah, just lots of similar sorts of messages. yeah, he'll get there. robin and louella's farm on bodmin moor, one of cornwall‘s designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, is overlooked by cornwall‘s highest peak, brown willy. their shared love of nature drew the couple to the moor over 30 years ago. this is such a special place because we come here often together. robin's travelled all his life, to the most wonderful places and of course, your favourite place has got to be home, in the woods here on our farm.
and it's very comforting and reassuring to visit it and think about being here with him. after two weeks in hospital, robin's kidneys fail. he is unconscious. the family can do nothing but wait as robin clings to life. but doctors tell them to begin to come to terms with a life without him. you never know how you are going to react when somebody you care about is so unbelievably ill and on death's door. and every day was pretty brutal and we were pretty broken. the doctor says to him, your lungs are filling up with fluid. we have two options, option one is we leave you and hope that you get better naturally, but the chances are at your age
you almost certainly are going to die if we do that. 0ption two is, we sedate you, probably for ten days, try and drain your lungs but at your age you have about a 20% chance of survival. at this point the doctors call us and say, actually, he's deteriorating further. his lungs are still filling with flu at and they want to put a tracheotomy in. normally this is a relatively simple procedure, but because of his age there is a strong chance he'll die in surgery. the doctors want to make it really clear to us, even if he does survive that, his chances of ever recovering have now gone down to about 5%. and even if he does recover, he may well be bedbound, have severe cognitive impairment and never be the man that we knew who went into hospital about a month before. and they say we have some difficult conversations ahead of us when we may have to decide whether it's even worth continuing with treatment. i believe i'm alive. you are alive.
you are definitely alive. after five weeks in intensive care, robin was wheeled into derriford hospital's healing garden with icu nurse, kate, by his side. i remember the first times he went outside and you feel fresh air and they see sun and they see flowers and it's like they kind of start to emerge out of... ..out of this dream. you could see he was looking at things and thinking, this is real, this is tangible. i feel safe. that was a real breakthrough for him in his recovery. my name is robin hanbury—tenison. i'm an 8a—year—old explorer and i survived five weeks in intensive care with coronavirus. the moment when i actually woke up and i knew i was going to live was the moment when i was wheeled out by four nurses in a big bed
with tubes coming out of everywhere and i arrived in the healing garden they've got at derriford. i opened my eyes, saw the sunshine, saw the flowers and that was the moment that my life was saved by the healing power of nature. he may be a veteran of 30 expeditions, but surviving coronavirus would prove to be one of robin hanbury—tenison's toughest experiences yet. but here he is leaving hospital to the cheers of the nhs staff who cared for him. during the darkest days of his illness, robin's family had been told, if he did survive the impact of the virus would very likely be severe and long—lasting. it was quite a shock to be told that i might never walk properly again. recovery after intensive care is like a marathon. every step feels hard and challenging and it's made up of a million different components.
so even learning how to swallow again is a big journey. sitting independently is a big journey. but robin had a goal. unthinkable, perhaps, to those around him, but a goal that drove him through his recovery. exactly five months from may the 3rd is october the 3rd. so i decided that on that day i would climb cornwall‘s highest mountain, brown willy, and try and raise £100,000 towards a garden at cornwall‘s hospital because i think every hospital in the country should have a healing garden in it, and let's start with cornwall. it was exciting to have him home but it was also quite nerve—racking as well. we were in lockdown for two weeks once he came home, so no one came near us. and that's quite scary, i'm not a nurse and i didn't know whether i was going to have to do major nursing or not. he was very thin and had lost about a stone and a half. so we had a lot of work to get him
back on his feet again. he could hardly walk a few yards when he got home on a zimmer frame. it just takes a bossy woman and a certain amount of threats and he would do what i had told him. so we borrowed and mobility scooter, we borrowed an exercise bike and we have done a lot of exercises and short walks. it hasjust been really amazing watching his strength comeback, his muscle comeback. he was very thin and a bag of bones when he got home. he gets very breathless still and even though his lungs are clear, i am not sure everyone quite get back to where they were after this, but he is fantastic and he is strong and determined and he has worked hard.
what would you say to any other patient who is having to fight off this infection from the outset because they are literally climbing a mountain when it comes to the impact this infection is having on the lungs or the oxygen content of their blood and the overall impact physically of this infection. everybody has to have a goal when they are rehabilitating and when they are rehabilitating and when they are rehabilitating and when they are recovering. thejourney that robin is going through at the moment in terms of his recovery following on from an infection like this is going to be no different to the journey that many patients across the country, indeed across the world, are going to be making at the world, are going to be making at the moment. we are ecstatic to have
him home and it is great to see him getting stronger and stronger. the weather is getting worse and he is a bit weaker than he was before and we are worried he might have bitten off are worried he might have bitten off a bit more than he can chew. my wife louella has been marvellous at encouraging me to do my exercises. and now that i am pretty well done with physio, we are concentrating walking long distances every day. throughout his life, robin has set himself tough challenges. for his 80th birthday, he ran his first marathon. but the charity he is most proud of is international which he established 30 years ago. the organisation fights for the rights of these once voiceless people. anywhere in the world where a new damp, high road of vast mining operation is fans and the blueprints
cover land occupied for centuries by tribal people, commerce comes before conscience and the indians are swept aside in the name of progress. survival international exist to temper that race for progress with patience and understanding. his friend and contemporary, sereno finds is proud of what he has achieved. in my opinion, robin is one of the greatest explorers alive today and his legacy is one that does more for conservation and human rights. in addition to the volume of his great adventures is his far— reaching his great adventures is his far—reaching successes for various forms of conservation, include sterling work for the preservation of threatened rainforests. i am truly proud to have known my friend robin down the long years and i seize this opportunity to thank him for all his great works. it is the
day of the climb. robin and the family are getting themselves ready for the journey from their home to the base of the highest point in cornwall, 1378 feet above sea level. get these boots on. absolutely, what a weather forecast. it is going to be quite a day. the ascent to the top of brown willy is a seven mile round trip and the terrain is difficult on the best of days. he is always pretty relaxed about this kind of thing and when the stakes are higher he gets more excited. a numberof are higher he gets more excited. a number of people have been phoning up number of people have been phoning up saying, perhaps it shouldn't do it and he should postpone because of this storm alex is coming in. the met office have issued weather warnings that will come into force later. the met office reminds us how wet it was on the 3rd of october,
that was the wettest on record, records going back to 1891. that was the wettest on record, records going back to 1891m that was the wettest on record, records going back to 1891. it is making me quite nervous and i will make sure we're well and lizzie and i will make sure we will take survival gear we didn't consider taking before, so we will have exposure blankets, warm kit, hot drink and snacks. so if the weather does turn on the top, we can get him warm and dry and get him off the mountain very, very quickly. over the hills we could see as much as 120 millimetres, so a very wet spell of weather. we are likely to see some flooding building in through the weekend across these areas. here we are at the base of brown willy, the weather is horrible. my family is with me and of course we are going to make it. it has been a roller—coaster ride and with covid recovery it is a difficult thing for
people to get over. he feels tired and breathless and he does feel tired and breathless still. storm alex has definitely come in and the weather is blowing and the rain is heavy but it is as good as we thought it might be. he is already heading up the hill like a schoolboy. he is full of beans and very excited. but obviously, we are taking it sensibly because the weather is making this even trickier. when i first started exploring, it was all about showing
off about going further and more bravely than other people. a lot of explorers today still just do that. but i was lucky enough to discover causes, tribal people and rainforests. causes, tribal people and ra i nforests. i now causes, tribal people and rainforests. i now realise it is much more important for adventurers, people doing exciting things, to have a purpose which helps to save the world. make it a better place, because we haven't got time to do anything else. it is quite steep, steeper than i expected, quite a lot of rain and wind. we have had to shelter occasionally. we are getting near the top now and all my training is being taxed to the limit now. but i think is being taxed to the limit now. but ithinki is being taxed to the limit now. but i think i will make it. robin and his family have now passed the halfway point and have reached the step as part of the climb. robin's training so far has never been further than a few miles at a time
and never more than a stone's throw away from home. we knew it would be ha rd away from home. we knew it would be hard to get up here today because it has been windy, cold and wet and it's not been an easy climb for him and the fact that he is 84 is pretty incredible. as robin is the final push, he starts to feel the effects of the climb. 0ne one of the ironies of having my life saved by waking up in the healing garden in derriford hospital, is that i have spent most of my life campaigning, fighting for ra i nfo rests campaigning, fighting for rainforests and other wilderness
areas in the world, because i believe they were important in their own right. but in the end it was the healing garden that saved my life. exactly five months after robin was released from hospital with coronavirus, he completed his challenge of climbing brown willy in aid of nhs healing gardens. it is very, very important achievement for him. it is a challenge, but well worth giving him and he has done it. i challenge, but well worth giving him and he has done it. lam so challenge, but well worth giving him and he has done it. i am so pleased, lam and he has done it. i am so pleased, iamso and he has done it. i am so pleased, i am so proud of him. i am feeling fantastic because we've made it. thanks to louella dragging me up and the weather pushing me, i done it.
it is all in a wonderful cause for the healing garden, which saved my life. it is massive for robin completing this and here at the hospital. these gardens make a massive difference to patients in intensive care in every hospital every day. it is just phenomenal. when you take people outside after they have been in intensive care for a long time, even for a short length of time, you show them a blue sky and a grey sky and let them feel drizzle on their hands, it is incredibly moving. it is moving because it shows people that life is going to go on and there is life waiting for them outside intensive ca re waiting for them outside intensive care and outside the hospital bed. it is anything you wanted to be from a gym to where somebody spends their la st a gym to where somebody spends their last hours of life, to a place where a married couple of 40 years can hold hands for the last time, to a place somebody can bring their dog
and, where somebody can play basketball, staff can relax and talk about everything that is going on. it really isjust about everything that is going on. it really is just a about everything that is going on. it really isjust a space for about everything that is going on. it really is just a space for people to be themselves. since the climb, robin has turned his attention towards helping his son in rewilding their farm towards helping his son in rewilding theirfarm in bodmin. kate was awarded a queen's birthday honourfor her kate was awarded a queen's birthday honour for her contributions and dedication to the nhs. completely overwhelmed.
good afternoon. it has been a very wet start across the south—west of england. we also saw some snow over the cotswolds and south wales. but we have got quite a bit of sunshine around, it is a dry day, more than we have had over the last few days. this is the scene across the chilterns in buckinghamshire. plenty of blue sky overhead and we did not have any snow. further north, snow lies over the high ground, certainly the pennines and the high ground of scotland. this unsettled weather is drifting south into the near continent. 0n the chart, the blue colour still hang around so it is going to remain cold through this weekend and into next week. very little change. we have further snow showers over the hills of scotland,
rain showers to eastern scotland and if few peppering eastern england and we have the showery rain across central and southern england, the south—west and there was some snow over the high ground. that is easing the way this afternoon are becoming confined to the far south coast. showers continuing across northern and eastern areas. elsewhere it will be dry with good spells of sunshine. the winds will be lighter away from the south—east, around four to eight celsius. tonight looks like it stays west across the far south western sheri benson of rain for eastern scotla nd sheri benson of rain for eastern scotland and north—east england so where we have the cloud and rain, four to 2 degrees. it will be cold with some frost, ice around to watch out for and a bit of mist and fog across eastern england and the south—east for a time through the morning. the showery rain across eastern scotland and north—east england will ease down during the day and for many places on sunday it should be dry than today with increasing amounts of sunshine across northern and western areas.
it will stay cool where the cloud lingers through parts of the midlands. into next week, for monday we are in between the two areas of low pressure but it looks like this area of low pressure will affect our weather from tuesday onwards across northern and eastern parts of the country. before it moves in off the north sea with increasing winds across the east, most places will start cold, frost with ice and mist and fog and it could be grey and foggy for many areas. where the fog lingers temperature struggling to get above freezing but where it breaks, increasing temperatures. from monday night onwards into tuesday, we will see wet and windy weather affecting the northern half of the uk so it tends unsettled. cold and grey further south. by the end of the week it looks like much of the country will start to turn u nsettled of the country will start to turn unsettled as atlantic low stock to work their way in. it remains cold all week.
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