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to shoulder, singing along. but there are some challenges. the band have had to book alternative dates for every show on their tour in case of a new break—out. and that also means they've had to scale back the ambition of their stage production. because of the uncertainty, you can'tjust be throwing the money around willy—nilly, you have to be a bit more strategic and a bit more poignant about your decisions. and that comes with its challenges. right now, six60 could claim to be the biggest live band on the planet, but the success of their shows will give hope to musicians around the world that concerts will resume one day. mark savage, bbc news. it looks like another world! time for a look at the weather.
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here's stav da naos. good afternoon. what a wet night it was for some others, standing water and localised flooding in places. the rain will be easing, snow in the north petering out, leaving a legacy of patchy, light rain and cloud. some areas quite cloudy but sunny spells breaking out, like for the east, southeast quadrant, the southwest and northern scotland. not as mild in the south as yesterday, a colder day for scotland, northern ireland and the far north of england. this cold air drifts overnight, showers for north—east scotland and north—east england. this new area of rain pushing from the south—west will bring persistent downpours, maybe localised flooding, increasingly turning to snow as it bumps into the cold air. milder across the south—west verses across
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the north. this weekend, turning colder, we will see some rain, sleet and snow. cold air across the north of the uk for the last few days will push southwards, we will have a low pressure pushing from the south—west, like i showed you, into saturday, bumping up against this cloud, and we will see three damp snow forming. a bit of a headache as to where the heaviest snow will be, at the moment it looks like wales. strong and easy to south—easterly winds could see snow drifting. the rain will turn to sleet and snow through the south—east and west to lower levels. more rain pushing through the far south—west as we hold the dregs of the milder air, 10 degrees or so. telly and plymouth. bright with sunshine further north, cold. two saturday night the low pressure pulls away, then it turns
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drier, cold and frosty, a repeat performance on sunday, another area of low pressure moving from the south—west will bring rain, increasing to snow into parts of northern ireland, the wales, the midlands and the south—west. sleet and snow further inland and some accumulations. across the north of the country, dry and cold with sunshine. it looks like it stays unsettled into the new week but it will be briefly turning milder across the south. a reminder of our top story... a new coronavirus vaccine, novavax, is shown to be 89% effective in trials — and works against the new variant in the uk and in the past few minutes, data shows another covid—i9 vaccine, janssen, that may only require a single dose is 66% is 66% effective overall. 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.
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good morning. the loss of harry kane is a real blow for spurs — he was taken off at half time with injuries to both ankles and jose mourinho says his captain is likely to miss the next few weeks. he was substituted at half—time and has a history of problems with his ankle. it looked to be a knock on his left leg. liverpool took the lead just before the break. that was their first in the league this year, on the way to their first win of 2021. that injury for spurs is worrying. two a n kles. the first was a bad tackle. i think was thiago, then the second
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one, i didn't know well. but two injuries in both ankles, the second one worse than the first one. and a few weeks. how many? i don't know. west ham have signed benrahma on a permanent basis. he's signed a contract until 2026 which paves the way forjesse lingaard's loan move to manchester united. hejoined from brentford on deadline day back in october. west ham are fifth in the premier league, six points behind leaders manchester city. gareth southgate is taking part of a study research links between football and dementia. now he's 50 he says he's allowed to be part of the heading study which is at the school for hygiene and tropical medicine. he has urged
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otherformer players to tropical medicine. he has urged other former players to take part. good news ahead of the six nations rugby with progress on the quarantine situation in france. the french government has approved the protocols that have been put forward although exemptions for travel into the country have yet to be finalised. to be finalised, it's a positive step. france's first game is against scotland on the 28th of february. robert mcintyre has taken the lead in the omega dubai desert classic. he isjust one behind belgian�*s thomas dietrich. there was a seven wicket victory over south africa in karachi. he took five for 35 which left pakistan with just a chase of 58 runs which they chased with some
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ease with the data spare. the final testis ease with the data spare. the final test is on thursday and then they've got 3t20 games. it's south africa's first tour to pakistan in 14 years. tracey neville has taken on a key role with manchester thunder. her first role since she stood down from england after a successful four years. they won the commonwealth gold. she is in the new role of technical operations director and and will work alongside the team looking at strategy and form. some of the players who have been in quarantine in adelaide for the tennis open have been taking part in an exhibition event. it's their first af freedom after a fortnight of strict regulations. serena williams got the better of her opponent this afternoon. she was
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news on friday afternoon. i'm jane hill, taking you through all the developments. lots of developments around various vaccines. let's talk first about everything that mark drake fed has announced in the last hour, the first minister of wales, he's announced that schools could perhaps start to reopen after the debris half term, starting with the youngest pupils, he said. that is as long as coronavirus rates continue to fall. he also praised the vaccination programme that the country saying that more than 360,000 people have received a vaccine which is 11% of the population. let's have more about what he said a few hours ago. over the last week, someone has been vaccinated every five seconds in wales. more than 400 gp practices are running clinics. we've got 34 mass vaccination centres with still more to open
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and 17 hospitals are providing vaccines in all parts of wales. this is an incredible effort and we can be rightly proud of what our health service is achieving for us in wales. at the same time, the general public health situation is also showing sure signs of improvement. we are seeing steady falls in cases of coronavirus now, right across wales. we have fallen back from the peak of more than 600 cases per 100,000 people to 175 cases today. now, this is really encouraging and it is the result of your efforts and sacrifices which people right across wales have made over the last six weeks, to turn back
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the tide of coronavirus. but at 175, that is still a high proportion and we know that the majority of new cases in most parts of wales will now be a new highly contagious strain of the virus which has swept the new highly contagious strain of the virus which has swept across the country. and although the number of people with coronavirus in hospital is starting to stabilise, the nhs is still under significant pressure. there are some 1,300 people so ill with confirmed coronavirus that they need hospital treatment. and we have a similar number of people in hospital who are recovering from the disease. all this means that, despite the progress we have made, despite
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the real progress we have made, it is too early to start lifting the lockdown restrictions. we will therefore have to remain in wales at alert level for four in wales at alert level four for a further three weeks. the advice for people who are extremely clinically vulnerable, the shielded group, which is not to go to work or to school if they are of that age, outside of the home is also being extended to the 31st of march. we will all need to stay—at—home and work from home for a while longer. and that will give us the time we need to reduce rates of coronavirus to even lower levels, as the vaccine continues to be rolled out even more people, in the priority groups. rolled out to even more people, in the priority groups. and when it comes to lifting the restrictions here in wales, we will take the same approach
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as we adopted during the first lockdown. careful, gradual and always with public health and safety at the forefront of our decision. because if we move to quickly, there is a very real risk that cases will immediately begin to shoot back up again and everyone's hard work over this winter will be lost. but because we are already seeing significant improvement, we can make two very small but important changes today, which i hope will lay the foundations for more to come. for the last six weeks, we've only been able to exercise with people we live with or in our support bubble.
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from tomorrow, two people from different households will be able to exercise outdoors together. we will also help people who need to change their support bubble because their circumstances have changed. we will publish guidance, setting out how to do this safely without increasing the risk of spreading or catching coronavirus. i hope that these two very careful small steps will be the first towards a time when we will all be able to live with fewer restrictions in our lives and without the theme of this terrible virus. i want to turn now to education and i want to say directly to children and young people in wales that we understand the real difficulty and distress you have experienced this year, being in and out of school and separated from
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your friends. and out of school and separated from yourfriends. we do not and out of school and separated from your friends. we do not have the headroom to do everything we would like but getting you back into school and college the face—to—face learning is our top priority in the welsh government. if infections continue to fall, we want to see children able to return to school after half term, the 22nd of february, starting with youngest children in our primary schools and i'm this intention today to give as much notice as possible to parents, teachers and pupils as to what might lie ahead. ~ ., f teachers and pupils as to what might lie ahead. ~ . ,�* , teachers and pupils as to what might lie ahead. ~ . f , ~ , lie ahead. wales' first minister, mark draper. — lie ahead. wales' first minister, mark draper, speaking - lie ahead. wales' first minister, mark draper, speaking in - lie ahead. wales' first minister, mark draper, speaking in the i lie ahead. wales' first minister, | mark draper, speaking in the last hour and we will talk more about this after tpm. about this after 2pm. this weekend, britain will open its doors to potentially hundreds of thousands of people living hong kong.
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a new visa system will give those with so—called british national overseas status, the chance to live and work in the uk — and potentially become citizens. but china has accused britain of interfering in hong kong's internal affairs and says it will stop recognising british national overseas passports held by citizens in the territory from this sunday. here's our diplomatic correspondent, james landale. after months of protest from pro—democracy campaigners, beijing last year proposed a tough new security law on hong kong. beijing last year imposed a tough new security law on hong kong. britain said this broke a deal it had agreed with china to protect the territory's autonomy. so ministers are offering a way out for those british nationals who want it. so, for us in particular, we have made a promise to the people of hong kong when it comes to safeguarding and preserving their liberties and freedoms, particularly as they are being restricted by the chinese government and this is one of its kind, effectively, bespoke visa route to provide freedoms, safety, security.
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so, who is eligible for the new visa? well, it's open to anyone registered with british national overseas or bno status before 1997, when hong kong was handed over to china. it also includes their children, partners and dependent relatives. that potentially includes up to 5.2 million hong kong citizens. that's more than two thirds of the entire population. so, what does the visa do? well, it gives bnos the right to live, study and work in the uk for up to five years. they can then apply to settle permanently with a chance of citizenship after six years. in the process, they can use schools and health service but can't claim welfare benefits. crucially, people can apply discreetly via a smartphone, rather than go in person to a visa office, where they could be identified by the authorities. the digitalisation of this process will obviously
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give people assureties, regarding their safeguards and protections when they make these applications, because clearly the environment is changing in hong kong and safeguarding an individual's freedom, liberty and security is absolutely vital. for those individuals who go through this process, through this process. there are hurdles. applicants have to show they have enough cash to survive for six months. there is a £3,000 health surcharge, so, the government estimates that only 300,000 bnos will come to britain over the next five years. china is furious and has already threatened retaliation. translation: the british side has violated its promises, _ insisted on acting wilfully, repeatedly hyped the issue of british national passports, interfered with hong kong affairs and interfered in china's internal affairs. it will lift a rock, only to drop it on its own feet, in the end. but the british government is determined to offer a lifeline to those in hong kong that it believes it has a moral duty to help.
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big questions are being asked about how the us stock market works after indivdual investors were stopped from buying shares after big losses for wall street traders. for wall street traders. shares in gamestop — a video game retailer — soared after a group of private investors used online chat forums to drive up their price. paul hawkins reports. this is a story of david versus goliath, of the amateur online investor beating the big traditional wall street traders. at the centre of it, gamestop, a struggling american retailer selling dvds and video games. a number of the wall street traders picked up on its problems and bet money that its share price would fall, known in the business as shorting a stock. only, for that this particular stock, amateur investors swapping tips on the social media site reddit saw it as an opportunity. they bought shares which actually drove up the price by 700%,
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so the wall street traders which act for hedge funds lost money, potentially billions of dollars, while the amateur investors made money. but on thursday, the main platforms the small investors used to buy the stocks, like robinhood, stopped them from buying more shares. the reddit investors, unsurprisingly, weren't happy. they want the hedge fund guys to win, they don't want the common man, brokers, they don't want us to win. they said that i could only sell my amc stock, they said i could only sell my nokia stock but i couldn't buy more this morning. it was crazy. how is that a free market in any way? that's not a free market, that sounds like communism. these are dirty, dirty people. they deserve jail time. money — they'll be able to repair the money, they can pay millions of dollars worth of fines but this isn't about the money, this is aboutjail time, prison. they should go to jail. accusations like that will hurt platforms like robinhood, who have helped democratise the stock market.
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its co—founder said the firm had taken its decision based on regulatory requirements and limited buyers of the restricted stocks would be allowed from friday. you have a generation that feels as if it's their time. you have new weapons of influence, new trading platforms and you also have a lot of people at home with stimulus in their pocket and phones and access to trading. it all kind of spells a cocktail of volatility. even american politicians are unusually united over their response, with the incoming chair of the banking committee promising to look into how the stock market works. bell rings everyone loves the story of a plucky underdog, but a black eye for wall street may have repercussions for the rest of us. to cover their losses, the big investors may need to sell their other shares in things like pension funds, and that means their share price falls. and that's not good for the people who rely on them. paul hawkins, bbc news. people are being urged to count the birds in their gardens this weekend. it's part of an annual survey by the rspb — and with most of us locked down
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at home, there's likely to be an even bigger response than usual. john maguire has been twitching in bristol with some top tips to make the most of our birdwatching this weekend. at the moment, it's about attracting garden birds, a pond, some muesli for our feathered friends and water is really important also and a variety of food will attract the birds to your garden. we've seen huge decrease in the number of birds in the last 40 years, since the big garden bird—watcher has been taking place but this is a very important weekend for the rspb to gather as much information and data as possible. and let's face it, what else are we to do? if ever there was a perfect activity for lockdown, the rspb�*s big garden bird watch
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has to be it. people are looking for activities to do, and this is a really lovely one to do. whether you're going to do it on your own, or whether you're going to line up the family at the window, we love to do it as a family, don't we? it's an activity that we always look forward to doing. even more so, we're all realising now how valuable nature is for our mental health and well—being. many more people are out and about, just enjoying nature and what it can give to us. for miranda's son, oliver, the simple act of looking out of the window can be a welcome break from a computer screen in between virtual lessons. when i can, i try and get some extra time, just in a breaktime, five minutes between a lesson, come downstairs, and just see what's happening, really. this time of year, quite commonly on the ground, there is a robin and they have a lovely song. i quite enjoy seeing those at break time, or lunchtime, or something. despite the name, this is notjust about gardens. the rspb wants to involve anyone
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and everyone, who can spot birds from a window, from a nearby park, or evenjust on a bird feeder or a tree. there is no need for a garden, in this case, ok. if you are lucky enough, as i am, to have a little balcony space, you can definitely set up some bird feeders here. nadeem perera is one of the founders of flock together. our primary focus is to combat the underrepresentation of people of colour in the natural world. i don't have a garden. i'm fortunate enough, at the top of my road, i do have the hackney marshes, where we are today, so i can walk all of five minutes. but it is even as simple as looking through your window. if you can manage to spot some birds there, go for it, you know? spend a couple of minutes, half an hour or so, looking out of the window, seeing what you can see, and you might well surprise yourself. you don't need a fancy pair of binoculars or anything either. all you need is a pair of eyes, really. mya—rose craig was the youngest person to spot half of the world's
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bird species. she is passionate about wildlife and persuading people that you don't have to be an expert to enjoy what's on your doorstep. the great thing about birds is how easy they are. they're everywhere. if you do stick some food out, you can stick out some sunflower seeds, stick out some peanuts. you will almost certainly get birds turning up. it's that separation from daily life that i think is so important, and so appealing for everyone that is getting involved at the moment. today mya is launching a podcast, with her first guest, the wildlife presenter, chris packham. ifound more simple, commonplace, everyday things on my doorstep that i basically haven't seen in those 15 years. i enjoyed them more than ever. just to prove you're never too young, seven—year—old ellie mae took this shot of a robin. last year, the bird watch saw half a million people take part, recording 8 million sightings. it is a massive citizen science project, which provides an unrivalled amount of data,
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then allowing the rspb to understand which birds are thriving, surviving, or under threat. it's an hour where we can feel we are leaving the lockdown world and connecting with the natural world. we need more of that. that wasjohn maguire and that takes us nicely to the weather prospects. now, it's time for a look at the weather with stav danaos. across scotland, very mild but as we head along into the way, we will see a battle of the air masses, cold weather drifting southwards and that will turn reigning to sleep and snow as low pressure moves in. the wind begins to drift southwards with the mines or air holding on —— milder air holding on. we are likely to see
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rain turning to sleet and snow, particularly over the welsh hills. over sunday we got low pressure that will pretty much do the same thing. today, any rain in the north will slow down and it still stays mild across southern areas. the snow will peter out leaving some cloud. further clouding the south to piccadilly in central and south—eastern areas, and also the far north of scotland. a milder afternoon to come across the south but not as cold as yesterday, mind you. as we move through tonight, it looks like that colder sink southwards and we will see quite a few showers around. these will be wintry over eastern scotland and as we look to the south—west, this rain band, initially rain, turning to snow in the wales and the whitman ——
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midlands. a few wintry showers on saturday, and possibilities of this rain turning to sleet. stay chained to the forecast but it looks like wales could see quite a covering of snow by the end of the day, certainly over the higher ground. a cold night to come, frosty, and ic start for sunday morning. a bit of sunshine around but the next area of low pressure from the west, bringing rain, sleet and snow to northern ireland, wales and the midlands and southern parts of england. coast—to—coast, some rain but some heavy snow likely over the hills.
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this is bbc news. the headlines... the eu publishes the contract it signed with astrazeneca for millions of doses of its covid vaccine, in a continuing row about shortages. and in the next few hours we are expecting to hear whether the astrazeneca vaccine will be authorised for full use across the eu, with some questioning the evidence for its efficacy in the over 65s. in the uk, there's good news. a new coronavirus vaccine manufactured in teesside is shown to be 89% effective in trials. scientists have welcomed the announcement.


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