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tonight at ten. the government hopes by september every adult in the uk will be offered a coronavirus jab. the nhs in england says 140 people a minute are receiving their first injection, as ten new vaccine hubs open tomorrow. we are vaccinating four times faster than people are newly catching coronavirus. it comes amid more warnings of increased pressure on the nhs, due to rising hospital admissions. also tonight. the arch critic of the kremlin, alexei navalny, is detained on his return to moscow, five months after being poisoned, with a nerve agent. the legendary music producer phil spector dies injail, a decade after his conviction for murder.
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we're in somalia, as those displaced by islamist terror groups see key us troops pull out. and how to cope with isolation. 72 tennis players are in quaratine, just three weeks before the start of the australian open. good evening. the government says "good progress" is being made in efforts to ensure every adult in the uk, is offered a coronavirus vaccine by september, as the health service continues to face severe pressure from the rising number of hospital admissions. the head of the nhs in england, sir simon stevens, says 140 people a minute are receiving the jab, raising the vaccination rate to four times the speed at which new cases are being detected. but he's also warned that the nhs
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has never been in a more precarious position, with one person admitted to hospital with the virus every 30 seconds. here's our health correspondentjim reed. from a place of worship, to a mass vaccination centre. right, let's get going. let's get some things done. tomorrow morming, the crypt at blackburn cathedral will open its doors to those over 80, along with nhs and care home workers. staff here expect to be offering jabs 12 hours a day, seven days a week. all appointments are by invitation only at this stage. we thought it would be really appropriate to offer this space up as a place where people could come and feel safe and secure, a place that they know. it's part of a uk—wide drive to vaccinate the 15 million people most at risk from covid by the middle of next month. the minister's also set a new target today, saying all those over 18
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years old should be invited to get the jab by the autumn. the adult population, entire adult population we want to have been offered a first jab by september. that's the road map, we think we have the capacity to deliver it. obviously if it can be done more swiftly than that, then that's a bonus. it comes as pressure on hospitals in parts of the uk is showing little sign of easing off. more than 100,000 nhs staff are now off work in england — around half of those either have the virus or self—isolating. the man in charge of the nhs said it is now in the most precarious position in its 72 year history. since christmas day we have seen another 15,000 increase in the inpatients in hospitals across england. that's the equivalent of filling 30 hospitals full of coronavirus patients, and staggeringly, every 30 seconds
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across england another patient is being admitted to hospital with coronavirus. the idea is mass vaccination centres should help to relieve that pressure, offering thousands ofjabs a week to health care staff and the elderly. blackburn is one of 10 opening tomorrow, stretching from york in the north to bournemouth in the south. theyjoin the existing seven sites already fully operational, from newcastle, down to bristol in the south—west. in scotland, more than 5,000 nhs staff were vaccinated here, at a temporary hospital in glasgow, over the weekend. larger centres are also open in wales, and northern ireland. there are some early signs that lockdown measures might be working, and infections are starting to fall back in some places. it is more positive news, but will take time to be reflected in hospital admissions, meaning the pressure on nhs services is likely to continue for weeks to come. jim reed, bbc news. the latest government figures
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show there were 38,598 new coronavirus infections recorded in the latest 24—hour period. that means on average the number of new cases reported per day in the last week was 46,231. across the uk an average of 35,882 people were in hospital with coronavirus over the seven days to friday. 671 deaths were reported, that's of people who died within 28 days of a positive covid—19 test. so on average in the past week, 1,119 deaths were announced every day, taking the total across the uk, to 89,261. 0n vaccinations, 298,087 people have had their first dose of one of the three approved covid—19 vaccines in the latest 24 hour period, taking the overall number of those who've had their firstjab, to more than 3.8 million. 0ur health editor, hugh pym is here.
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great news on vaccines by rising admissions to hospital, a mixed picture. admissions to hospital, a mixed icture. , ., .,, admissions to hospital, a mixed icture. , ., , ., , picture. yes two contrasting stories here, picture. yes two contrasting stories here. there — picture. yes two contrasting stories here. there is _ picture. yes two contrasting stories here, there is increasing _ picture. yes two contrasting stories here, there is increasing and - here, there is increasing and justifiable optimism among minuters about the roll out so far, about 300 thousand on the last three days, in glasgow, as we heard, yesterday, at one hospital 5,000 nhs staff were jabbed. the biggest mass clinic so far and we have heard dominic raab giving a specific date by september all adults will have been offered a first dose. in the run up tow that, by spring, all over 50s, this could all be thrown out by supply disruption, it is not in anybody�*s control but there is certainly confidence there, and from tomorrow in england, there will be over 70s starting to be offered their first dose, but on the other hand, there
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is still this extreme pressure on the nhs, sir simon stevens saying it is the most it has faced in its history, cases have been coming down, that is new infections in most parts of the uk. but there is a delay, hospitaladmissions parts of the uk. but there is a delay, hospital admissions carry on going up for longer, and certainly outside london, there is a feeling that the pressure will carry on building, so that the week ahead could well be even tougher than what the nhs has seen so far. qm. could well be even tougher than what the nhs has seen so far.— the nhs has seen so far. 0k, thank ou. the leading critic of the kremlin, alexei navalny, has been detained by police after returning to moscow for the first time since being poisoned with a nerve agent, in an attack he blames on the russian authorities. he flew in from berlin but was led away by police after reaching passport control. western leaders have condemned his arrest. from moscow, steve rosenberg reports. he'd only been back on russian soil a few minutes when alexei navalny
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was told he was being detained. a kiss goodbye for his wife, yulia. then, the kremlin's fiercest critic was led away. earlier, there were chaotic scenes at a different moscow airport, where mr navalny�*s flight had been scheduled to land. police detained his supporters. "it's a disgrace", they chant. inside, the arrivals hall filled with riot police, who cleared the terminal. but in the end, the plane was re—routed to another airport. for alexei navalny, this isn't quite home sweet home, as you can see from the welcome party. he is back in the country where last summer he was poisoned — allegedly — by a group of undercover russian security agents. a country he has accused of state terrorism. five months ago, alexei navalny fell sick on an internal russian flight. in a coma, he was airlifted
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to berlin for urgent treatment. toxicology reports from germany, france and sweden confirmed the opposition activist had been poisoned by novichok nerve agent. last month, president putin dismissed accusations that the russian state was behind the attack on mr navalny. "if our agents had wanted to kill him", he said, "they would have finished the job". but for weeks, the authorities here have been dropping not—so—subtle hints that mr navalny should stay away from russia. hints he decided to ignore when he left berlin. "as a citizen of russia", he says, "i have the absolute right to return home". he did come back to russia. but tonight, alexei navalny is not at home with his family. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow.
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all 50 us states are on high alert for possible violent protests, ahead of president—electjoe biden's inauguration on wednesday. protesters are expected to descend on statehouses across the country, while the national guard is patrolling the streets around the capitol building in washington, after supporters of president trump rioted therejust under two weeks ago. 0ur washington correspondent nomia iqbal is in washington. after what happened, with the riot of trump supporters is there any specific intelligence of trouble planned coming up?— specific intelligence of trouble planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped — planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state _ planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state #k57 _ planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state #k57 als - planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state #k57 als to - planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state #k57 als to be - planned coming up? yes, the fb. it has warped state #k57 als to be on | has warped state #k57 als to be on alert following chatter on line that some groups intend to get together in the run—up to inauguration, that there is concern that there might be some protest. today was flagged up as day of unrest, there has been some shortlived ones, protests in michigan, nothing has happened so far on a major scale in dc, that is because the city is leaving nothing
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to chance following the deadly riots on capitol hill last wednesday. the security here is unprecedented. there are up to 20,000 national troops on the ground. they have almost become a part of life here, you see them in the supermarket, you might see some behind me safeguarding one of the many roads that have been closed off in the run—up to joe that have been closed off in the run—up tojoe biden and kamala harris getting sworn in on wednesday. and many americans are saying if, if this is a country with a healthy democracy why are there armed troops on the ground? perhaps that admired and long held tradition of a peaceful transition to power has been taken for granted. thank you. it's being claimed the youngest victim of the manchester arena attack could have survived if she'd received better first aid. saffie roussos, who was eight, died in the bombing in may 2017, and now experts appointed
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by her family to investigate what happened have found she was awake and talking for some time after the explosion. 0ur north of england correspondent, judith moritz, has been speaking exclusively to saffie's father andrew, and a warning, her report contains distressing details. she could have been saved. how do we carry on living with this information? how can we carry on breathing with this information? i can't look at saffie's picture. since i've read this report, i can't look at her. when saffie roussos was killed at manchester arena, her parents took comfort believing she died instantly and suffered no pain. now, experts appointed by the family's lawyers have found that the little girl lived for more than an hour, and might have survived if her leg injuries had been treated properly. nobody from the first—aiders applied pressure or assessed her properly or splinted her legs or tourniqued her legs to stop the bleeding. medically trained people were with her and she
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was asking for help. and she knew what was happening. and she bled to death. put bluntly, your experts believe saffie could possibly have survived? yes. this must be heartbreaking for you. it destroys you. destroys you. saffie was the first person to be carried out of the arena. she was put into an ambulance, but the report says it didn't have all the necessary equipment onboard, and now her family has learned details which are unbearable. saffie asked the paramedic whether she was going to die. eight—year—olds don't ask them questions, doesn't matter how hurt they are. they want their mum, they want to be treated. they want to be out of pain, not to be in the sound mind to ask a paramedic whether she's going to die. whilst all this was happening, saffie's dad and brother were searching for her at the arena. they didn't know she had gone to hospital. now they have learned that
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opportunities were missed there too. 0ur medical experts have suggested that there was procedures that saffie could have had, and she didn't. she was losing that much blood. and there wasn't successful procedure in place to get that blood into saffie. even in a&e. why? experts on behalf of the manchester arena inquiry say that saffie's injuries were unsurvivable, but this new information comes from different experts appointed by her family. now we find out that it's two different opinions. how can that happen? i thought the inquiry is there for us, to give us the answers that we or even saffie deserves. in the months ahead, saffie's mum and dad will hear evidence from the people who were with their daughter in her last moments.
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they say they want the inquiry to get to the full truth about what happened to their little girl. judith moritz, bbc news, manchester. the music producer phil spector has died, while serving a prison sentence for murder. in 2009 he was found guilty of killing the actress lana clarkson six years earlier, at his house in california. during his career spector was credited with transforming pop with his "wall of sound" recordings, working with acts such as the righteous brothers, tina turner and john lennon. this report from our arts correspondent, david silitto. the final public chapter of phil spector�*s life was a court case. a conviction for murder. he appeared eccentric, troubled, lonely, a man mired in his own darkness. but what he leaves behind are some of the mostjoyous masterpieces in the history of pop. # he knew what he was doing when he caught my eye # da do ron ron ron, da do ron ron. # you've lost that lovin'
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feelin' # to love, love, love him and i do... and this was his first hit. here he is on the right, aged 18. but there was always a darkness. this love song wasn't about a girl, it was about his dead father. it was not happy childhood. it wasn't. i mean, when yourfather blows his head open, you know, it's not funny, and it leaves a scar on you. # so won't you say you love me... his signature was the wall of sound. it turned pop into a sonic torrent of heightened emotion. # every place we go... # imagine all possessions. john lennon, leonard cohen, tina turner, he produced them all. but there are also many stories of his erratic behaviour. he was abusive and controlling. excuse me, camera.
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he had a habit of threatening people with guns. aren't you lonely in this big house? must be very lonely. and then in 2003, he invited lana clarkson, an actress he had met at a club to his home. a few hours later, she was found. she had been shot dead. phil spector was convicted of second degree murder. his death from covid related complications comes 11 years into his 19 year sentence. phil spector said he wanted to turn pop into art. by the end he had this to say. "trust me, you wouldn't want my life. "i have not been at peace." one of president trump's final foreign policy moves before he leaves the white house has been to pull key us troops out of somalia, a country still struggling against islamist terrorists after three decades of conflict. critics say the withdrawal is rash,
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providing in—coming presidentjoe biden with the tough decision of whether or not to send troops back in. the islamist group al shabab remains a powerful force and controls much of the countryside. 0ur africa correspondent, andrew harding, reports now from the somali capital, mogadishu. we all carry aks with five mags, and one other weapon for myself. mogadishu is supposed to be on the mend. but after 30 years of war, this is still a dangerous city, and it's going through another rough patch. armed guards for us and fresh signs of trouble, we find a group of weary women. theyjust fled from their homes in the somali countryside to escape islamist fighters. "the conflict started again," says this 50—year—old woman, "so we ran here to mogadishu for safety." but will they find it? another suicide attack by the
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islamist militants of al—shabaab. their target? a hotel popular with local politicians — 15 dead. so they blew up this wall? yes. and you fixed it already? of course. we fix it within days, not more than two days. life goes on? yes, of course. but that resilience is being tested. for years now, somalia's neighbors with america, britain and others, have been trying to help rebuild this country and its military almost from scratch. but this week, president trump pulled out key us forces. his successor may reverse that, but for now, somalis are worried the move will play into the hands of the enemy, al—shabaab. they are well organized and coherent organization who have a very strategic vision to conquer this country. so that's a real risk? it's a real risk. after all these years, all this money, all these dead soldiers, al—shabaab could still sweep back into power here?
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i have no doubt. the truth is that al—shabaab is still a very powerful force here. they're like a shadow state, they still control much of rural somalia, and even here in mogadishu, they still collect taxes from most businesses. they are poised to seize power again, which makes the american troop withdrawal so alarming to so many here. at the nearby beach, a moment to relax, but younger somalis are inpatient for change. "we want the americans to stay," says achmed, "but we also need jobs and real democracy." elections are overdue here and tensions are rising. a fractured nation has a lot on its plate. andrew harding, bbc news, mogadishu.
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there are now 72 tennis players confined to their hotel rooms in melbourne, ahead of next month's australian open, following a positive coronavirus test result on a third charter flight. some players have expressed their frustration at the confinement, but there are also thousands of australians annoyed, that they haven't been able to return home, because of travel restrictions. adam wild reports. tennis training in hotel quarantine, this is how many of the world's greatest players are having to prepare for the first grand slam of the year. everyone arriving into australia has to isolate in hotels for 14 days, that includes all 1,200 players and coaches. they were, though, given special dispensation to leave for five hours training a day, but after three flights arrived with someone who tested positive, all 72 players aboard are now forbidden to leave their rooms at all. the open is going ahead, and we will continue to do the best we can possibly do to ensure those
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players have what is not a great situation, one that is somewhat acceptable. this is britain's heather watson, running 5km in a bedroom she's now stuck in for the next fortnight after someone tested positive on herflight from abu dhabi. 0thers took to social media to complain, yulia putintseva tweeting that had she been told the rules, she would've thought twice before coming. still, the fact that these players are here at all has been questioned by the many thousands of australian citizens stranded around the world — unable to return home due to the strict restrictions. i think many are very happy that the tennis is going ahead in australia, but the fact that they are being let in ahead of australians that have been trying desperately to come home, you know, 8,000 are considered on the vulnerable list, and yet, we are welcoming thousands of foreign tennis players in. despite the controversy, the tournament is still scheduled to begin on time. players just having to train as best they can.
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england's cricketers endured a chaotic end to the fourth day of the first test against sri lanka, but remain on course for victory. the visitors bowled out sri lanka for 359, with jack leach taking five wickets for 122. england then lost three wickets in their second innings, but now need just 36 to win on the final day. that's it. in a moment, the news where you are. but first, throughout this week on the bbc news at six and ten, i'll be bringing you a series of special reports from the royal london hospital, on the frontline of the battle against coronavirus. here's a preview... it's scarier, it's bigger. i never thought it would be possible to have this many intensive care patients. how many floors are taken up by covid patients here? we've got patients on the 3rd floor, 4th floor, 6th floor, 7th floor, 8th floor and 9th floor, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and then obviously, up here to the 14th and 15th.
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so you are full? is that right? so he has got covid and has had a stroke. he could die from this, - i'm sorry to have to say that. sorry... so now we're going to run into a problem because we haven't got any beds. she loved being a grandmother. nobody wants to go through this. i wouldn't wish this on anybody. it's been almost apocalyptic. we've had to do... ..things that i thought were impossible. - welcome to bbc london. police and council officers joined forces in ilford today
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to remind people to comply with coronavirus guidelines.
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the council believes this kind of day is absolutely essential. guy lynn, bbc london. the latest mass vaccination centre is preparing to open in north london tomorrow. it's hoped the clinic in wembley will treat around 4,000 people every day. so far in the capital, more than 200,000 vaccinations have been given. eastern counties holding onto some brightness, but further west across england, and wales as we go through monday night into
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the early hours of tuesday, that rain will spread across england and wales, becoming really heavy and persistent over high ground, in north wales come in northern england, some of that rain getting into northern ireland as well. very mild towards the end of the night, staying quarter for north across scotland we will also remain dryer, with just a few showers, but for tuesday, this procession of weather fronts is going to be working its way across the british isles, some heavy and persistent rain. you can see where we are expecting the wettest weather. certainly across northern england, wales, went across the southwest as well, where it would also be windy. further north, lecture winds across. further south, very mild indeed in the 12 or 13 degrees, but i think it is the rain that gives most cause for concern. that office yellow warnings enforce across all of england and wales through the middle part of the week but there is an every morning in force across parts of the self and
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ains —— there is travel disruption if you make it essentialjourney through tuesday and indeed into wednesday. the rain keeps on coming, particular across england and wales, northern ireland and scotland always a little bit drier, but maybe some snow mixing in. they will be some colder air in place across the southern half of the uk, and as we move out of wednesday into thursday, as our rain maker every of low pressure deepens and slides away eastwards, the winds will pick up, those winds will start to pick up from the north, so it will feel colderfor the end of the week and snow could return.
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hello. you're watching bbc news. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a few moments. first, a look at the headlines: a warning of mounting pressure on hospitals and staff by the chief executive of nhs england. mass vaccinations begin at another ten centres in england from tomorrow, as the foreign secretary pledges every adult in the uk will be offered a first dose by september.
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the anti—kremlin activist alexei navalny is detained


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