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this is bbc news with the latest headlines. buckingham palace confirms that the queen and the duke of edinburgh have today received covid—19 vaccinations. act like you have the virus — that's the advice in a new campaign in the uk urging people to abide by lockdown rules. a boeing 737, believed to be carrying around 60 people, has gone missing after take—off in indonesia. donald trump is banned permanently from twitter because of concerns his tweets could incite more violence. democrats reveal the draft of a new impeachment resolution against donald trump — the president elect accuses him of inciting an insurrection and endangering the security of the us. he has been an embarrassment to the country.
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embarrassed us around the world. not worthy to hold that office. and snow in spain leaves hundreds of drivers trapped in their cars as roads are blocked and madrid airport remains closed. hello and welcome to bbc news. breaking news from our world correspondence just in the last couple of minutes. —— royal correspondent. buckingham palace at has announced that the queen who is 94 and the duke of edinburgh who is 99 have today received their
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covid—19 vaccinations. these were administered at windsor by a doctor in the royal household. the decision to release the news was made by her majesty and there will be no additional comment. so it isjust a one line statement really thatjonny dymond has brought us that they have received their covid—19 vaccinations. the queen has remained at windsor instead of moving to sandringham due to the tier 4 restrictions. these are library pictures clearly of an event that took place before we were in the pandemic and people with facemask and all the rest of it. this is from previous life as it were. the queen and duke of edinburgh there. they haven't been travelling or going out and have had a very limited number of co nta ct and have had a very limited number of contact which is a situation a
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lot of older people are in. some are not been vaccinated because they are not been vaccinated because they are not going out, their carers are being vaccinated. the queen and the duke of ed have been advised to receive the vaccine and they have done so. the government will hope that this news will encourage public confidence in the vaccination and hopefully that will encourage some people who have been sceptical about the vaccination and show them that this is important that they should do that. they are setting an example and they want that message out there but they don't want any further fuss or comment on it. scientists and senior public health officials are warning that tougher restrictions are needed in england to curb the surge in
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coronavirus cases, hospital admissions and deaths. their calls come as staff in one london hospital are preparing to move some patients to a hotel to free up capacity. more than 1,300 deaths from coronavirus were reported across the uk yesterday — the highest daily figure of the pandemic. our health correspondent katharine da costa reports with many major hospitals in the capital under unprecedented pressure, there is an urgent need to free up beds. this hotel in south london is preparing to take on a small number of homeless or vulnerable covid patients from king's college hospital, while they continue their recovery. the first is expected later today. the hospital's lead for social care says it has been successfully used for non—covid patients. we know there is a demand for more of these hotel beds to be set up in order to ease the pressure on the nhs.
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we hope by starting small we can up scale in order to meet demands of the trust. london's declared a major incident. with more than 7,000 covid patients in the hospitals and admissions approaching 1,000 a day, staff say this year's winter pressure is off the charts. it really is unprecedented, in terms of the number of patients that require intensive care, being put on a ventilator at one time, and most hospitals have reached, have expanded intensive care capacity to somewhere in the region of three times their normal capacity. but it is very pressurised and the staff are doing their utmost, but they are being worn down by their pressure. once more we must all stay home. a simple clear message the government hopes will hit home in this new advertising campaign. it reinforces just how critical it is to follow the social distancing rules, to wear a mask, wash your hands and ventilate indoor spaces.
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but even with uk—wide lockdowns, experts warn the new variant spreads more easily, which is likely to make it harder to control. the more people who are out and about and in contact with each other, the more the virus will spread, and because we have the more infectious variant which is somewhere round 50% more infectious than last time round, in march, that means that if we were to achieve the same result as we got in march we would have to have a stricter lockdown, and it is not stricter, it is actually less strict. mass vaccinations will eventually help to leave pressure on the health service. but with new infections still at record levels, hospital admissions and deaths are expected to continue rising for several weeks to come. katharine da costa, bbc news.
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let's speak to our royal correspodnent nicholas witchell... it was the queen's decision to release this information. they are both in the categories entitled to early vaccination so there is no question in sort ofjumping of the queue but they will want this to be generally known that they have received their vaccinations in the hope that this will encourage any of
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those that have misgivings about the vaccination process. in terms of how they have been living their daily lives over the last couple of months in particular, presumably the risk has been kept as low as realistically possible. yes, considerable steps, as you would imagine, have been taken to keep them away from any possible danger. they are in a bubble at windsor castle, seen a minimum number of people, a small number of officials are there in self isolation with them. no public engagements, of course, in recent months and i'm sure the precautions have been still more intensified given the more transmissible variant. certainly they have been at windsor castle offer some months. they did not go to sandringham over christmas. they are rare in self isolation and that
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will continue for weeks to come along with the rest of the country. no indication of which of the vaccines were administered to them? no, i don't think we will get any more details. we have simply been told that the queen and the duke of edinburgh have received covid—i9 vaccinations. i don't think they will disclose which vaccines they work given, they have just made public that they have both been vaccinated. let's stay with coronavirus and those warnings warning that tougher restrictions are needed in england to curb the surge in coronavirus cases. joining me now is clifford stott, professor of social psychology at keele university, specialising in policing, and a member of the behavioural advisory group of sage.
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that is the umbrella term used to describe all of the different committees that advise the government. let's just committees that advise the government. let'sjust pick committees that advise the government. let's just pick up on what nicholas witchell was talking about there, the importance of sending signals to people to offer reassurance about the vaccine. is there much evidence of public figures embracing something like this is a benefit and has a positive impact? it can do but it is really dependent on if people identify with because of a message. if you identify with the royal family that is likely to have some influence but if you don't that is unlikely. we are giving a range of messages to ensure we are speaking in particular to those communities that are less likely to uptake the vaccine. everybody has their own heroes, i guess. but it does reinforce the point of importance of getting the
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vaccine for those vulnerable age groups. let's talk about how public bodies, particularly the police can go about enforcing the rules. this is quite a complicated area anyway legally. is it a complicated area in terms of the psychology of public behaviour? absolutely. i think the ambiguity is the key issue here because it leaves the enforcement open to accusations of illegitimacy andi open to accusations of illegitimacy and i think that is a key issue i think every body needs to address here. we have already seen examples of enforcement being held up as unfairor of enforcement being held up as unfair or heavy—handed. we need to recognise the very difficult territory that the police are operating in here because of that ambiguity. i advise the government on these issues, i pay a lot of attention on these issues and even i am confused about what is and isn't allowed. so that's can leave open
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situations that creates conflicts and tensions and undermine public trust in the police. we need to recognise that maintaining public trust in the police is absolutely vital. it is a huge problem for police officers as well. derbyshire police officers as well. derbyshire police got it in the neck last week using drones to follow people in the la ke using drones to follow people in the lake district and people said that was in over reaction and infringement on people's and privacy. do we have enough in the current lockdown that people of authority are different levels come out and say, "this is the reality, this is what you have to do." and keep saying it? i struggle to think
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of many examples in recent months that i have seen a chief constable ofa that i have seen a chief constable of a constabulary stand up and say, "look, these are the rules and this is what you have to do and if you don't do it, i'm sorry but my officers will take action." that is all well and good as a message and it is part of the government's strategy in the tier 5 situation. but there is such complexity there that it becomes almost impossible. you are allowed out of your house for exercise. you can go to various types of work. you can go for essential shopping with a very inclusive sense of what is essential. how do you police in that context? above all else, let's not lose sight of the fact that the vast majority of the public are complying and had hearing and that adherence is going up under lockdown. it is
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not the failure of public compliance thatis not the failure of public compliance that is the problem. that is not what is causing this peak. mississippi rep has been developing asa mississippi rep has been developing as a consequence —— that is something that has been developing because of a whole series of factors. compliance is an issue but it is not the issue. we know that the evidence is very strong that the evidence is very strong that the evidence is very strong that the main drivers for people's capacity to adhere to the violence isn't about some kind of morality it isn't about some kind of morality it is about having the necessary financial support, the capability to access the services that one's needs if one is lockdown in one two own house. so let's have a comprehensive analysis of what the problems are. it is not just analysis of what the problems are. it is notjust about people not complying with the guidance. clifford scott, thank you very much for that.
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the authorities in indonesia say a boeing 737 passenger plane is suspected to have crashed shortly after taking off from jakarta. 62 people were on board. the sriwijaya air flight was en route to pontianak in west kalimantan province. a fisherman told the bbc he saw the plane plummet into the water, and that debris nearly hit his vessel. it's being reported some of the debris from the crash may have been found on a nearby island. flight tracking websites suggest the boeing 737‘s altitude dropped by nearly 10,000 feet, before disappearing from radar. the jet is not a 737 max, the boeing model involved in two crashes that killed more than 300 people in indonesia and ethiopia. authorities and the airline gave no immediate indication as to why the plane suddenly went down, but local officials say a major search and rescue operation is under way. rebecca henschke is asia editor for the bbc world service and gave us this update.
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we are hearing that the authorities are sending rescue teams into the areas around the bay ofjakarta, a bay that has thousands of islands. it is believed that the plane may have crash there because debris has been found in those waters. we have also spoken to a fisherman who was in those waters around the time the plane lost contact. he told the bbc he saw a plane crash into the sea. he said it fell like lightning, that there was an explosion under water and that bits of the plane, he said, nearly hit his vessel. he was terrified and they went back to the island. that is where the search and rescue is taking place for this
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plane that had 62 people on board, including a number of children and babies. those families that are waiting for those people to arrive in west kalimantan, we are seeing them gathering in the airport in borneo. one man said that his wife and three children were on board so he was distraught and looking for any information and spoke to us through tears. we are seeing pictures of a news conference taking place in jakarta. we don't have an english translation of what is being said at the moment but presumably an update of what limited information there is. the circumstances with a crash into the water, presumably this is a recovery operation as much as it is a rescue operation. that is right. what we're hearing from eyewitnesses is looks like this was an intense
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impact in the water. at this stage, authorities are still searching for the exact point they believe the crash happened and it is still a search and rescue operation until we have any further information. this plane is an sriwijaya air 737 but it is not the same model as the one that crashed in indonesia in 2018 which killed over 180 people. that was a lion air plane. this sriwijaya aeroplane is a low—cost carrier but it did have the top safety in indonesia. at the same time there is a lot of questions about the safety of aeroplanes in this archipelago nation. i have covered a lot of
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plane crashes. the pain from the families, this is a common scene in indonesia, i have already covered several plane crashes and there will be questions about how this has happened again. sport and for a full round up, from the bbc sport centre, here's gavin ra mjaun. 0ne place to start — and that's the fa cup third round with the three o'clock kick offs now under way. there is one shock to bring you from the lunchtime games. non—league chorley have beaten derby county of the championship. now derby did have to field a youth side due to a covid outbreak in the first team, and non—league chorley took advantage. connor hall scoring the opener early in the first half. and then chorley, who were playing in this stage for the first time, made it two thanks to mike calveley late on. soa so a good win for the national league north side. a really proud moment, i am emotional. we have been ona moment, i am emotional. we have been on a journey at the football club
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for the last ten 15 years, we have made a lot of progress and today is the pinnacle. the chairman has come in is emotional. the club has been u nsta ble in is emotional. the club has been unstable financially but this is more thanjust unstable financially but this is more than just finance, this is massive for us. we are proud of everyone for their effort and application. the way they dealt with the physicality was brilliant. it is a shame we are not standing here with the result but they will take loads from this great learning experience and no one can take it away from them. to play in the fa cup third round is a dream for those young boys and they did the club proud. so a win for chorley there. fellow championship side millwall did manage to avoid a cup shock. they beat national league side borehamwood 2—0 — kenneth zohore with the opener. there was a nearly an upset at goodison park — as everton needed extra time to get past championship
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team rotherham 2—1 — abdoulaye doucoure with the winner. they pushed us very strong team physically. they played direct and completed well. it was a tough match for us but we are obviously glad to go through. elsewhere, nottingham forest are through to the fourth round after beating cardiff 1—0. lyle taylor with a great strike to win it for them. victories too for luton and norwich. everything else from the day's ongoing games, is on the website. birmingham city have pulled out of tomorrow's wsl match at tottenham — because of a shortage of players. the club say they had just 10 players fit, due to injuries and one positive covid—19 result. the football association denied their request to postpone the game. three other wsl games have been postponed this weekend due to coronavirus cases. some cricket from sydney to show you, before we talk about england's preparations in sri lanka. and this really is some amazing fielding. there were three run—outs in the indian innings.
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this the most spectacular as australia'sjosh hazlewood dismissed hanuma vihari. well worth another look. picking the ball up and getting the direct hit in one motion. india were all out for 244, while australia closed on 103 for two in their second innings. giving them a lead of 197 after day three of the third test. the series is level at 1—1. so to england now — and all rounder chris woakes has rejoined the squad after completing a period of self isolation. he was deemed a close contact to moeen ali, who tested positive in sri lanka. woakes will meet up with the squad in galle, after their warm up match was abandoned due to rain. the first of two tests start on thursday. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website, including in—play video highlights, from those fa cup third round games as the goals go in. that's
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thank you very much. that is brilliant. just to pick up on what gavin was saying, rain stopping play, doesn't that feel like a phrase that is almost consigned to antiquity at the moment? if play is stopped and it does at least mean that there is a chance of it going ahead. allies of president trump have condemned twitter‘s decision to close his account as an attack on free speech. the firm said it had removed his profile because of the risk of further incitements to violence following the storming of the us congress on wednesday. 0ur north america correspondent, david willis, reports. the most powerful man in the world no longer has access to one of his most valued assets — twitter. donald trump's preferred platform for picking fights, settling scores and promoting conspiracy theories has blocked him for good, citing what the company called: "the risk of further
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incitement of violence". president trump has been blamed for fomenting the protest that led to the death of five people at the us capital on wednesday and twitter believes his continued use of its platform could stoke further violence in the run—up tojoe biden‘s inauguration in 11 days' time. the president's son donjr on his twitter account said: "free speech no longer exists in america". and called the ban "orwellian". in a tweet swiftly deleted from his official white house account, mr trump said he was now looking into the possibility of creating his own social media platform. facebook, having already banned donald trump for the remainder of his term in office, the president is looking increasingly isolated. facing multiple resignations and with members of his own party deserting him, some are concerned about what he might do next. in the final tweet before his account was closed, he said one thing he won't be doing is attending his successor swearing in, breaking with a tradition
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stretching back more than 150 years. joe biden said he was fine with that and called mr trump a national embarrassment. he has been an embarrassment to the country, embarrassed us around the world, not worthy to hold that office. there are those who believe the president should also be denied access to the nuclear button. the house speaker nancy pelosi is actively seeking his removal. democrats plan to introduce an impeachment resolution on monday. sadly, the person running the executive branch is a deranged, unhinged, dangerous president of the united states. more than a dozen people have now been charged in connection with wednesday's protest, among them this man, richard barnet, who was pictured with his feet up on nancy pelosi's desk. but, after a week of unprecedented turbulence, it is difficult to know what will affect donald trump's
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fortunes more — impeachment, if it happens, or the lack of access to a social media soap box that's been so effective in building and rallying his mass band of supporters. david willis, bbc news, los angeles. 0ur correspondent lebo diseko is in washington for us. this effort to to impeach the president does that have of succeeding giving he has a dozen days left in office? very interestingly the washington post got hold of a memo that was sent from mitch mcconnell, the leader of the republicans in the senate to his republican senators that said by law they are not allowed to start any such proceedings until january they are not allowed to start any such proceedings untiljanuary the 20th, inauguration day. the concern
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forjoe biden and you'll notice if you listen to his press conference yesterday he was very careful when his language around this, if this does go ahead and the impeachment trial does go ahead, he can't get his cabinets confirmed until it is done and dusted and that is a concern for him. you heard him saying he thinks the best way of removing donald trump is by swearing him in and that a decision to impeach him is not for him. he is pressing home the priorities that he wa nts to pressing home the priorities that he wants to be getting on with. there isa wants to be getting on with. there is a possibility this could go to a senate trial but whether that will happen before joe biden‘s senate trial but whether that will happen beforejoe biden‘s in operation, i think we will have to wait and see. it is looking increasingly unlikely. you are inside the capital buildings during those extraordinary events on wednesday. you have had a couple of days tojoin your
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wednesday. you have had a couple of days to join your breath and get some perspective, what is your view of its now? how does it feel to you looking back on what happens? to be honest it feels like we are kind of in the midst of it. obviously wednesday night was quite something in itself! but we're still taking stock. people are still asking questions about it could have happened. around washington, dc in the bus stops there are moving videos with pictures that the fbi wa nts to videos with pictures that the fbi wants to interview who are suspected as taking part in this. there is quite a lot of tension as well. people are moving around and doing what they normally do but there is an edge in washington. a lot of people are looking ahead and thinking what might happen in the coming weeks or so. the mayor of dc has introduced an emergency order which gives her powers to react to
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anything that might happen much more quickly. it feels like we are not quite out the other side of the story as of yet. lebo diseko in washington, i hope you have a quite a few days over the weekend. thank you very much. in spain, the heaviest snowfall for decades has already left hundreds of drivers stuck and forced the closure of madrid airport. snow is also forecast for parts of italy, turkey and greece, as mark lobel reports. coronavirus victims remembered in spain's capital, madrid, as a different storm sets in. parks were closed early. translation: for those who don't work, it is great. for those who work, it is a little more complicated. translation: i came to madrid and i was surprised, as it is not snowing in berlin. it must have to do with climate change. the snow in spain stopping people getting to their plane. real madrid's footballers among many stuck on the tarmac for hours at barajas airport.
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operations here suspended at times. storm filomena struck these houses on the portuguese island of madeira. translation: i am 66 years old and i had never seen so much rain and water like i saw yesterday. i have never seen anything like this. rescuers were on hand after this ferry ran aground in the canary islands. translation: we were afraid for the baby. as a blanket of snow covered eastern spain, lorries reach the end of the road. translation: we have remained in monreal del campo where we are stuck. things look bad. after high tides here in malaga, in spain's south, and a month's worth of rain in just two days in gibraltar, heavy weather alerts have been issued for italy, turkey, greece and the balkans. in between the fun, spaniards are being urged to avoid


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