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who has the condition. well, kevin sinfield's achievement hasn't gone unnoticed. he's raised so far more than a milllion pounds. at the start we were worried we might not make seven grand, let alone what we have done, so i can't thank people enough. i tell you what, we've all been so proud of wearing this vest, just for our good mate rob burrow and his family, but also for the mnd community. a remarkable achievement from a remarkable man. time for a look at the weather. here's darren bett. thank you, it is another call today, and across some parts of lincolnshire, the midlands and south—east england temperatures are still below freezing. this mist and low cloud is still around. there is a sunshine across many other parts of the uk but still temperatures are only at four degrees. some showers
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around coastal areas of too, particularly across eastern scotland and the north—east of england. the fog is still lingering, it will start to thicken again in the same areas. we will see the weather changing across more northern parts of the uk, mind you. low pressure in the north sea will push toward scotland, strengthening the winds and bringing wet weather. further south hardly any breeze at all so the mist, fog and low cloud will become more widespread again in those same sort of areas. you can see how it turns wetter, there could be some snow, i think mostly over the mountains, into northern england as well. further south we are more likely to have a frost as well as the fog, and there may also be some frost and ice around too. for travellers through tonight, this evening and tomorrow, we have the fog around. again lincolnshire, east anglia and parts of southern england
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too, that should still be around causing transport difficulties. further north, stronger wind spells of rainfor further north, stronger wind spells of rain for scotland, northern ireland, northern england, heading into northern wales. some showers further south but we will get some sunshine coming through. there won't be as much fog around by the afternoon because the breeze will stir things up. we could be touching gale force in parts of northern ireland and the western isles. if there is anywhere that stays grey and murky through the day it will be towards the fens and east anglia so it will be a chilly day here. into the middle part of the week, the low pressure in scotland weekends but we are pressure in scotland weekends but we a re left pressure in scotland weekends but we are left with showers around on wednesday across northern and eastern scotland, and this time across northern and eastern parts of england, so not completely dry for those areas. out of the west, some sunshine for a few hours, then we will get weather fronts bringing rain towards northern ireland, wales and the south—west by the end of the
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day, ahead of that temperatures reaching seven celsius. i don't think we will get much rain coming from the west on thursday, most of it dives into france. there is another weather system that will bring rain to many parts of the country on friday. darren, thank you very much. a reminder of our top story... more talks but less and less time. the brexit trade negotiations enter the end game. that's all from the bbc news at one so it's goodbye from me and on bbc one we nowjoin the bbc‘s news teams where you are. good afternoon, it's 1:30pm, and here's your latest sports news. england's one—day series against south africa has been called off because of continuing concerns over a number of coronavirus cases within the biosecure bubble in cape town. let's speak to our cricket correspondent jonathan agnew. the teams managed to navigate
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the t20 series, but things started to go wrong last week at the start of the one—day series, and they never managed to get on top of it. no, i'm afraid so, this series has been on a knife edge. last week, two south africans tested positive, and two hotel staff tested positive, and from that moment on it was all pretty rocky, and as soon as it came down that two of the england touring group, not necessarily players, but had returned positive tests, they are still being checked incidentally, but as soon as that news came out on saturday, you just felt this tour was always likely to end up this way. which is a great shame, andi end up this way. which is a great shame, and i think everyone involved, certainly england, will say we tried all we could, but this year there has been one winner, and that has been covid—i9. england obviously staged some very succesful series over the summer and were lauded for the protocols that they followed. is there any suggestion that
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south africa's bio—bubbles were always likely to be breached? is there any blame being apportioned? there is, there has been talk about the hotel staff coming and going from the hotel that both of the teams are staying in. to be fair, that also happened in the bio—bubble that we stayed in last summer bio—bubble that we stayed in last summer in southampton and manchester, so perhaps you need a bit of luck in order for that to go right. but there has now been a development, bearing in mind the bigger picture is that south africa need, above all, australia took on tourin need, above all, australia took on tour in the new year, but also sri la nka tour in the new year, but also sri lanka and pakistan, so they need to persuade those boards that are going to south africa is safe. they don't wa nt to south africa is safe. they don't want thoughts that their bubbles can be easily penetrated, so what has happened in the last hour or so is that western province, who are the local association, have basically pointed the finger of blame at england for going into an area on the practice ground that was
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cordoned off and was not part of the bubble at all, a practice area that they used without permission. now, england are saying, we did try and play it, but the practised dollar practice pitches we were given were not fit for purpose. south africa are desperate to prove they are not to blame for this series collapsing, they need these other countries to go there on tour. they are already going to lose about $4 million as a result of this tour going down the pan, and they simply cannot afford for other countries not to come. tom curran is the latest player to pretty much say they've had enough of this strange existence, opting out of the big bash, and interestingly his club, the sydney sixers, saying they are aware of the toll it is taking on players. because a bigger issue of player welfare. yeah, if you consider that
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there are players going on to play in australia in the big bash, these tests, these confirmation tests come back tomorrow positive, that means that the entire england group, players and management, will probably have to stay in south africa for ten days quarantine. now, if you are going off to go and play in the big bash, you then fly to australia, where you have to do a further two weeks in solitary confinement, as it were, in quarantine before you go into your teen‘s bio—bubble, which is basically being in quarantine again, secured together. this is the way that cricket at the moment is being played, and it was very clear from the message today, from the announcement that both boards are taking the mental welfare of players very seriously, and in fact at the end of last summer, the ecb recognised that the strict rules and the policing of the rules of the biobubble is, yes, they were successful, but there was an impact on the mental health of everybody
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who was having to live in those conditions, and it isjust one who was having to live in those conditions, and it is just one of those things that hopefully will be short—term, but a very real issue indeed, and that is why, yes, tom curran has become the second player to pull out of the big bash now. qpr say that their players will take a knee as a show of solidarity with millwall before their match tomorrow night. millwall condemned a section of their supporters that booed the anti—racism gesture over the weekend before their game against derby. club officials are meeting with kick it out and other anti—discrimination groups later today. qpr's policy this season has been to not take a knee with the club's director of football, les ferdinand, saying that the gesture had lost its impact and become simply a pr excercise but in light of the events at millwall, the players‘ request to reverse the policy has been granted. there was a late, late finish at the snooker, as the uk championship final went to a deciding frame, the australian neil robertson beating the world number one,
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judd trump, just before one o'clock this morning. robertson's play in the final frame was painfully slow, he took over four minutes for one shot, but came out on top for his first triple crown title in five years. i'll have more for you in the next hour. did trump accept defeat?! very good, don't get political! as the uk prepares to roll out the first 800,000 vaccines from tomorrow, many people have contacted us here at the bbc with questions about it. we've put some of them to dr penny ward, a visiting professor in pharmaceutical medicine at kings college london, who's spent the last 30 years developing drugs and vaccines. my name is ariana hart. i currently attend soas university. are there any implications of the vaccine that would have been missed that could come to light in the future that could actually outweigh the risk of getting coronavirus for young people themselves?
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as a technology, it has been studied in clinical trials actually for over ten years in different types of disease. so the first thing is that, although it's a new technology, it's really quite well understood and it's been well understood, and there has been a quite long time now, so if something serious had occurred because of it, there's a good chance that we would have seen it by now. but the vaccine itself has been approved for use by people over the age of 16, or 16 and older, and in order to have been approved the observed benefits had to outweigh the observed risks. many, many people, particularly younger people, may not know they have the infection, actually, and they pass that infection to other people who then go on to become more seriously unwell.
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my name's ajay, i'm 42 years old, and i have a disability called spinal muscular atrophy, which is basically a muscle wasting condition which i was born with. what demographic of people were the trials carried out on? was there a way to carry it out on anyone with health conditions? yes, people over the age of 16 were allowed to take part in the phase three clinical trials, and people in many different countries have participated, so places like south africa, brazil, india, and a variety of different countries, north america, and that did include people who had other conditions that would make them vulnerable
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to infection and disease with covid. below are my name is emily, i am interested in asking a question about the new vaccine because i have about the new vaccine because i have a condition. i am interested about the new vaccine because i have a condition. iam interested in learning about how new vaccines work and are rolled out in vulnerable populations that have chronic health conditions that may be confirmed to have an immune system issue involved in them all suspected, so things like nms, mecfs or autoimmune conditions like lupus, so can you tell me how it will work for those communities and if it has been tested on them yet? the quick answer to your question about half the people with ms, lupus, rheumatoid
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arthritis taken part in clinical trials, yes, they were able to take pa rt trials, yes, they were able to take part in those trials, but the information from those large phase three studies has not been made public yet. it has been looked at by the regulator, and we know that they licensed the use of the vaccine in the uk, and i know that the joint committee on vaccination and immunisation have also seen that information and have recommended that people with these conditions should be offered the vaccine. the other thing that we now, from our experience with the influenza vaccine in people with autoimmune conditions, is that receipt of the vaccination does not stimulate a relapse of the disease. 0k. vaccination does not stimulate a relapse of the disease. ok. so we would expect, based on that experience, the covid vaccination will also be safe. i'm barbara jackson, i'm 77.
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for people like me who are allergic to penicillin and the trimethoprim group of drugs and also anti—tetanus, are there any contraindications to taking the vaccine? idid speak i did speak to my gp, who said he didn't know the answer! the quick answer is that because many people are allergic to penicillin and some other antibiotics, you'll be glad to know that vaccines generally do not contain penicillins or trimethoprim, and we have over 40,000 people who took part in the vaccine studies, the various different vaccines, and there were no serious allergic reactions reported. scion so i think we can be
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reasonably confident that it should be ok, but we do need to see the list of all the ingredients and then compare it to the list of things to which you personally may be allergic before you have the vaccine. the number of people who've tested positive for coronavirus in scotland is now more than 100,000, according to official figures. but at the first minister's daily briefing, nicola sturgeon said the controls in place at the moment had reduced prevalence of the virus and 11 council areas would come out of the toughest restrictions on friday. the figure passed the 100,000 mark, a reminder of the scale of this pandemic, especially when we consider that the number of people who have considered covid will be higher than those with positive test results. 178 of the new cases are in greater glasgow and clyde, 114 in
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lothian, 103 in lanarkshire. the remaining cases are spread across the other eight mainland health board areas. i can also report that 974 people are currently in hospital, which is an increase of 23 from yesterday, and 59 people are in intensive care, that is three fewer than yesterday. and, finally, one additional death has been registered in the past 24 hours of a patient who first tested positive over the past 28 days. i would, however, remind you that registration officers tend to be closed at weekends, and so the figures we report four people dying on sundays and mondays can be artificially low asa and mondays can be artificially low as a result of that. in total, since friday's media update, 28 deaths have been registered, and that means the total number of deaths under this daily measurement is now 3917, and of course that figure reminds us again that this virus is still causing grief and heartbreak every single day to families across the
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country, and i want to send my condolences to all those who have lost a loved one to it. at the wales daily coronavirus briefing, the welsh health minister vaughan gething confirmed that residents of care homes in wales will not receive the pfizer vaccine on tuesday. he said he was still talking to pfizer and local health officials about how the jab could be safely and lawfully delivered to care homes. and he gave a warning of the rising impact of covid on the welsh nhs. i want to update you, in particular, about the impact upon nhs wales. the situation in wales is very serious. 0ur health service is under considerable and sustained pressure because of the number of people who need to be admitted to hospital for treatment with coronavirus. the first slide shows that all wales seven day incidence rate of coronavirus. i am afraid that we can
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see just how quickly cases have risen through the end of november. the latest data today will show that the all wales case rate is almost 70 points higher than it was on friday, and this shows just how fast coronavirus is spreading. there are 110w coronavirus is spreading. there are now eight local authorities with rates higher than 400 cases per 100,000 - that's rates higher than 400 cases per 100,000 — that's four times as many areas on friday. sadly, we are seeing a return to the very high rates of more than 500 in blaenau gwent and more than 600 in neath port talbot. cases are rising in 19 out of 22 local authority areas in wales. we are continuing to see these high levels of coronavirus in our communities, translating into record numbers in our hospitals. vaughan gething, and if you want to
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see the graph he was talking about, go to the bbc website. rudy giuliani, president trump's personal lawyer, is being treated for covid 19. the 76—year—old is understood to be at the georgetown university medical facility in washington. in a tweet he said he was getting "great care". 0ur north america correspondent peter bowes has the details. he's one of the best known public figures in america, a loyal supporter of donald trump, and the latest member of the president's inner circle to contract the virus. known as america's mayor following his widely praised response to the september 11th attacks in 2001, rudy giuliani is every bit as bombastic as his boss, backing mr trump's uncorroborated allegations of election fraud. president trump tweeted that... hours later, mr giuliani tweeted...
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the former mayor has been travelling the country, leading mr trump's legal efforts to challenge the election results. he is known, like many in the president's team, for not wearing a mask. at a hearing last week in michigan, mr giuliani had this exchange with a witness as she was about to give evidence. would you be comfortable taking your mask off so that people can hear you more clearly? she turned down the request. 0verwhelmingly, mr trump's claims of election fraud have either been withdrawn or rejected by the courts. what happens next isn't entirely clear. it's not as though the attempts were going that well. i mean, they've just taken a battering. and so, you know, could this be the death knell for the legal efforts? with the number of new coronavirus cases again soaring around the country, americans could know
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by the end of the week whether emergency—use authorisation has been granted for two vaccines, with the first jabs available almost immediately. health care workers and nursing home residents will be the first to receive the inoculations. in the meantime, several major cities, including san francisco and los angeles, are facing the toughest lockdown yet in the us during the pandemic. within days, it's feared some hospitals in california could run out of intensive care beds. peter bowes, bbc news, los angeles. as health officials prepare to begin rolling out the vaccination programme, our correspondent graham satchell has been speaking to just a few of those who are hoping the vaccine will help them to get some semblance of their old lives back. back in march, tina and her colleagues
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took a remarkable decision. to keep their residents safe, they moved into court house care home. very, very emotional. it was a very emotional time. i feel very proud, actually, very proud to have done it, yeah. it's wonderful. tina slept in the pharmacy. she thought it would last just two weeks. it went on for three months. this was the moment she was reunited with her husband. the new vaccine will be given to care home staff and residents in the coming weeks. incredible. absolutely incredible. it's amazing in that short time, really. yeah, it's all happened and ijust think, wow. hopefully, if we can start getting it, it's like all of our christmases come at once, really. we've got technology today, zoom and facetime and everything. it's not the same as giving your relative a hug and a kiss, is it, really? to hug your family and kiss them, i'm just so excited about it.
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really excited. i don't know how i am feeling still. it'sjust unreal. but i don't regret my decision. and i'm really determined to go through with it. this is lydia guthrie just moments before she took part in the oxford vaccine trial. i really hate needles. i'm hoping for a sticker and a lollipop, like i used to get when i was a kid. i think that would be nice. i felt really inspired by a lot of the stories i was seeing at the time, right at the beginning of lockdown back in march. bus drivers, care workers, supermarket staff, health care staff, i think they were the real heroes. and i felt really inspired by that. and it felt to me like this was a tiny thing i could do. to have been part, a tiny part, of that amazing human endeavour
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is something that i will always treasure. it's been like lighting a candle in the dark. and it's given me real hope to be part of that team. things are just starting to get quite difficult. just every day is the same. it's difficult to just get lost in the abyss. the last nine months have been really hard for holly. she has severe asthma, so she has been shielding. and she lives on her own. it's ok that i've got wee simba here. pretty much the only face—to—face company i have. it's been a very long year. not a lot of good news. i know this is just the start. that's what it is. it's a start. a vaccine means everything to holly, the chance to see family and friends again, to start living again. just thinking, i'm going to get this vaccine in the next month,
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or the month after, but you will get it and they are there. so it gives us all a little bit of hope for 2021. i imagine myself lying on the bed when i was in the intensive care unit. and i have a feeling this is how i will look. 0la turned to painting to help his recovery. he spent six weeks on a ventilator in march. he is grateful to the nhs for saving his life and to the scientists for creating a vaccine. i was over the moon. it's going to go a long way in helping other people, including myself and other people who have suffered, to overcome this pandemic. so that is our christmas gift. 0la is a marie curie nurse, delivering care to people at home. now he wants to play his part delivering the vaccine. i want to help out, advocate for the vaccine and encourage people
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to please go out and get it. it will take many months for the vaccine to be rolled out, but starting tomorrow, there is now hope for an end to this pandemic. graham satchell, bbc news. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello there! it's another cold day, particularly where the fog and low cloud lingers across parts of the midlands, south—east england and east anglia, some freezing fog as well, and in many areas where it has stayed grey, temperatures have struggled to get above freezing all day. patchy fog into this evening, further north, wet weather is starting to arrive, and the weather is starting to change here. this area of low pressure coming in from the north sea bringing wetter, windier weather for northern areas. further south, still hardly any breeze, so mist and fog will re—form, thickening up in the same sort of areas. a few showers into west wales, the far south of england, a few into the far south—east of england, but most of that wetter
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weather coming into scotland, later northern ireland and the far north of england, keeping temperatures up here. further south, a patchy frost and the risk of icy patches too. the rain overnight and into tomorrow could be a concern across northern and eastern parts of scotland, not expecting huge amounts of rain, but given that the ground is saturated, it brings the risk of some flooding and travel disruption too. that wetter weather continues to affect scotland, northern ireland, northern england, pushing down to northern wales as well. one or two showers further south, some sunshine coming through, not as much mist and fog and low cloud because we have got more of a breeze to stir things up, and we could be touching gale force in the western isles of scotland, the north coast of northern ireland. temperatures getting up to 8—9 degrees, the lowest temperatures are going to be across east anglia, where the mist and fog and low cloud could linger into the afternoon.
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things quieten down, we have that area of low pressure, rain on it tending to peter out overnight, and as we move and as we move into wednesday, the small cloud across northern and eastern parts of scotland, and by this stage northern and eastern parts of england with showers and not as much fog. then dry weather and sunshine before we see an atlantic weather front bringing rain towards wales on the south—west, and northern ireland by the time we get to the evening. ahead of that, temperatures of 5—7 degrees with light winds. not a great deal of rain heading our way on thursday, most of it diving down into france. the next weather system has a bit more about it, and that is probably arriving on friday.
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this is bbc news — i'm simon mccoy. the headlines at 2pm: brexit trade negotiations enter their final stage in brussels ahead of a crucial call at 4pm between the prime minister and the european council president this afternoon. he was very downbeat. i would say he was very gloomy. a deal can be done. final preparations are under way with the first covid vaccine jabs to be administered in the uk tomorrow. hashem abedi — brother of the manchester arena bomber — admits his involvement in the conspiracy for the first time. the days of snowball fights and snowmen could be over for much of the uk by the end of the century — according to the latest met office research. cheering applause and he's made it. leeds rhinos' kevin sinfield completes seven marathons in seven


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