this is bbc news, the headlines at 1pm... the uk becomes the latest country to tighten its travel rules as the omicron variant spreads. from tuesday, all arrivals will need a pre—departure covid test. we want to make sure we take those steps earlier precisely the bigger disruption to travel and the economy. a major review into the circumstances leading up to murder of arthur labinjo—hughes has been launched by the government — the children's commissioner for england says change must come. arthur raised concerns. he was not a baby. he was six—years—old. he raised concerns and the system did not hear him. we must listen to the voices of children. pope francis is visiting a migrant camp on the greek island of lesbos as he seeks to highlight the plight of refugees.
migration is not a problem of the middle east. not a problem of north africa. not a problem of europe and of greece. it is a problem of the world. at least 1a people have been killed after a volcano erupts on the indonesian island ofjava for the second time in less than a year. good afternoon. the rules around travelling into the uk have been tightened again in a bid to control the spread of the new omicron variant of covid. the british government says the move is necessary because of an increase in cases of the strain which are directly linked to foreign travel. anyone arriving into the uk from tuesday morning will need proof of a negative covid test taken
within 48 hours prior to depature — they will also need to take a pcr test before the end of their second day in the uk and will have to self—isolate until they receive their negative test result. but the travel industry has strongly criticised the move with one industry executive saying, "the introduction of pre—departure testing with little warning is a hammer blow." nigeria is to be added to the uk government's travel red list from tomorrow morning. anyone arriving into the uk from a red list country will need to pay for — and self—isolate in — a pre—booked government—approved hotel for ten days. our business correspondent katie prescott reports. travel testing is changing. only a few days ago, the transport secretary told the telegraph, holiday—makers won't be asked to take pre—departure covid tests.
now, pre—departure testing has arrived as the new variant of the virus spreads. we have also decided to require pre—departure tests. that's for all inward travellers. that will be affective from 4am on tuesday and they will be required a maximum of 48 hours before the departure time. we've been clear that we will take action if it is necessary. but it is important that, whilst we are introducing these new border measures today, that to remember that vaccinations, remember, they are our first line of defence and the booster programme, the expansion of the booster programme, is hugely important. from monday, nigeria will be added to the red list. only uk citizens will be able to enter the country from nigeria and they'll have to pay to quarantine on arrival. the problem is there might not be
enough quarantine hotels available. the travel industry is furious, saying the changing advice will knock people's willingness and confidence to travel. they say it's another devastating blow. our concern is we know predeparture tests are hugely damaging to confidence. they are a major barrier to travel. we saw that before. we think it is premature to introduce those tests. when we still know so little. we already have the red lists being used and those pcr tests. these are temporary measures and will be looked at again in three weeks�* time on december 20th. katie prescott, bbc news. graeme buck from the travel association abta spoke to me earlier and asked the goverment for more support for the sector. the government needs to recognise the impact this will have on travellers and the industry as well. this is a sectorjust about beginning to get back on its feet, we have had two big changes to travel rules within a week, we understand
there may be scientific and medical reasons why we need to do that, the government needs to step up and recognise the impact this may have on travel and look afresh at the support for the travel industry and those who might need it. what support would you like to see? the last time we had predeparture testing in place, furlough was still running, furlough could be brought back and a specific grant programme that those in the travel industry would be able to apply for so we are not asking for something broadbrush and sweeping, to stay forever, we recognise the government says these measures are meant to be temporary but i think their impact could be such that we will need to look at those kind of measures being brought in. are there any avenues of conversation open between you and the government on that? we speak to the government regularly and we have been asking for support for the sector for some time because travel was the most affected sector during the peak of the pandemic.
we saw incomes fall by 90% during that time. this is not a sector that has a lot of money to fall back on and now these changes have come back in, it is a sector beginning to get back on its feet and now finding no doubt there will be a further drop in consumer confidence. so yes, we speak to the government all the time and we would like government to respond a bit more to what we have to say. where is customer confidence now, how was christmas travel looking and is it too early to get a sense of whether people are thinking about cancelling plans they had already made? it's certainly too early to see what the impact of this will be, albeit we know in the summer it was predeparture testing which was cited by people as perhaps the main reason for not travelling. so you can tell with some confidence that the impact will not be good. in terms of the announcement about pcr tests coming back to the uk, what we have seen last week was that people who had already booked were still prepared to go
ahead but new bookings were starting to be affected a bit. we do not have exact figures but we know it will not be good and that is why the government really need to speak to the travel industry and see what support can provide as a result of the measures it is bringing in. the killing of arthur labinjo—hughes will be the subject of a national review in the hope of preventing similar cases in the future, the government has said. this morning, thejustice secretary dominic raab has said the government "wants to see how social services liaise with the criminal justice agencies, and what lessons we can learn". arthur's killers, emma tustin and thomas hughes, will also have their prison sentences reviewed by the attorney general following claims they were not long enough. the children's commissioner dame rachel de souza was asked what could have been done to help arthur, and said authorities must �*listen to children�*s voices�* and ensure they �*take decisive action�* as the result of any inquiry.
the life of a child is of inestimable value and his voice was not heard and that�*s where we need to start. obviously there is a serious case review under way and we need to see what that says but we must take decisive action and now. my concern is that here we are, 20 years since this post was set up and we are still having these cases. there are two things that i think we absolutely have to do and do now. one is arthur raised concerns, he was not a baby, he was six years old, he raised concerns and the system did not hear him. we must listen to the voices of children. secondly, no doubt with these reviews and national reviews, it�*s right that they happen, they tend to make the same recommendations. my challenge to the system will be and this is what i have done, go look at the best places where social care is delivered, it�*s not a matter of system recommendations, it�*s a matter of delivery.
when i go to the best places in this country, do you know what i see? people inquisitive about children, i see managers asking the right questions. the uk business secretary, kwasi kwarteng, has criticised the failure to reconnect thousands of homes which have been without power for nine days. the energy networks association estimates that about 4,000 properties are still affected following storm arwen. some people say they�*ve been told they won�*t be reconnected until wednesday. mr kwarteng has been visiting those affected in in county durham. we completely accept this is totally unacceptable and wrong and bad for people to be off power for such a long time and that is why i am here, to make sure we get people back on as quickly as possible. as i said, for 99.5% of people they are back on but for the ones having to put up with this, it is unacceptable. meanwhile, army troops will continue to support residents in remote areas. mark mcalindon sent this report
from northumberland. on saturday, royal artillery troops arrived at the west hartford fire station near cramlington to be briefed on battle plans of an unfamiliar kind. we�*re a very flexible organisation. we�*re trained and prepared for a range of tasks, um, be it abroad or at home. and, in this case, you know, in this period of goodwill, what better... what more rewarding task could there be than, you know, providing support and comfort to our local towns and villages? here to meet them was the mp for the enormous berwick—on—tweed constituency, where many have endured more than a week without power. these are very unusual events. and what we need to make sure is that when and if they do happen, that the ability to look after those most vulnerable who need it whilst the repairs are made is the critical part. in rothbury, small detachments collected supplies to take to remote and single households. from there, it was into the hills that surround the town, going door to door where evidence of the power of last week�*s storm is still visible.
this is just a small part of a deployment of around 80 troops who�*ve fanned out across remote parts of northumberland today, checking on some of the last households without power that people are ok. in the hamlet of yetlington, we find one woman, though, who�*s struggling to cope. it�*s terrible. it�*s awful. have you been told when your power will be restored? wednesday. next wednesday? wednesday coming, hopefully. can you cope until next wednesday? i�*ll have to. we're into eight days and possibly for some heading into nine days. there's a lot of strong people that live round here. quite resilient communities. we experience a lot of harsh winters, and we've had a lot of other disasters. but i think the strain for some is beginning to show. so, the wait for power goes on. but stephen bridgitte says accommodation can be provided for those who want it. mark mcalindon, bbc news. the pope has been meeting refugees
on the island of lesbos and touring a temporary reception centre there that was set up after the well—known moria camp burned down last year. it�*s the second time the pope has visited the island in five years. during sunday�*s visit he spoke about the plight of migrants and urged people to treat them with compassion. translation: those who are afraid of you have never looked... have never looked you in the eye. those who are afraid of you have never seen your faces. never seen your children. those people forget that migration is not a problem of the middle east. not a problem of north africa. not a problem of europe and of grease. it is a problem of the world. yes, it is a problem of the whole world. a humanitarian crisis affecting everyone. our correspondent fergal keane
is in lesbos from where he�*s been following the pope�*s visit. the pope came here with a profound message about the treatment of refugees. in essence, he said, recognise their humanity, nothing can be gained from building more walls but much has changed since he visited in 2016. we live in a europe where fences have gone up, pushbacks of migrants on land and at sea including here from the island of lesbos have become commonplace. from croatia to hungary to the english channel, there are continuing stories of refugees in distress. what pope francis wanted to do here today was to focus not just the attention of greek authorities or indeed the european union, but global attention on the problems that face refugees. he�*s calling for an end to what he has long complained about, a culture of selfishness and self interest, of individualism, and asking for people once again to look at a much larger context.
however, the truth is that in europe especially, attitudes have hardened and that is reflected in the pushbacks, the fences that we have seen going up. it is hard to see anywhere right now, a coherent political vision to tackle this problem. viewers on bbc one willjoin us shortly for the latest headlines — you�*re watching bbc news.
good afternoon. the travel industry has described the return of pre—departure covid tests for passengers coming to the uk as a "hammer blow" for the sector. from tuesday morning, international travellers will have to take either a pcr or a lateral flow test within 48 hours of leaving for the uk, regardless of their vaccination status. meanwhile, nigeria will be added to the travel red list from tomorrow, meaning arrivals must quarantine in a hotel for ten days. here�*s our business correspondent, katie prescott.
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which led to the death of six—year—old arthur labinjo—hughes. it will look at what improvements can be made by the agencies that came into contact with arthur in the months before he was murdered by his stepmother emma tustin. she was jailed for life at coventry crown court on friday. arthur�*s father, thomas hughes, was sentenced to 21 years for manslaughter. the government says it will outline a new strategy tomorrow to tackle the misuse of drugs. thejustice secretary dominic raab says the government will look at tougher sentencing for dealers as well as having a more health—based focus on helping addicts to get clean. it will look at everything from cracking down on, frankly, the business model that drug dealers use, the so—called county lines, so you�*ve got urban gangs but they reach out into the suburbs and into rural parts of the country. we want to be very clear on the sentences and the penalties. we don�*t think that so—called middle—class taking of cocaine is somehow ok, so, no, in that sense, we�*re going to be tough, but we are also looking at how
we help addicts, drug addicts, get free of their dependencies. our political correspondent ione wells is here. tell us more about this strategy. the strategies forming part of a wider week of announcements from the about crime starting on monday with this new drug strategy and, as we understand it, it�*s going to be a twofold approach. on the one hand, the government is really keen to crack down on particularly those supplying drugs so we expect more investment to tackle county lines gangs, these are sort of urban dealers providing people in more rural areas by a dedicated phone lines. we are expecting an overhaul of the drug treatment and recovery system as it exists at the moment so, for example, expecting that some shorter term prison terms for drug use would be complemented by recovery programmes to try and help addicts and prevent reoffending. another thing we are expecting next week as a consultation on a victims
nor to try to enshrine in law some more rights for victims. we know one thing that�*s already been piloted for example is the right for rape victims to prerecord evidence in rape trials. another thing we are expecting it is a government white paper, proposals for future laws on prisons, again to try to tackle drug use and smuggling in prisons. one thing we are expecting there is that governors in prisons may have more powers to take disciplinary action against drug use, so i think a couple of announcements we are expecting. the rhetoric today around the drug strategy for ministers has been toughening up their stance on drugs but interesting to note the prime minister in an interview today also talked about the fact you can lock away drug addicts but when they are released they reoffend and he said we must rehabilitate these people, hinting i think that this strategy is also about shifting to health care based approach as well. thank you. pope francis has spoken out against migrants being used for political propaganda, on a visit to a temporary camp for asylum—seekers on the island of lesbos in greece.
he urged people to treat migrants with compassion. migrants arrive in lesbos after travelling through turkey en route to the european union. our special correspondent fergal keane is there for us now. share on lesbos, pope francis made me a second visit to the island since 2016. he was very emphatic in his words and they were clearly delivered in front of refugees but aimed squarely at the european leaders. he spoke of the need not to allow the continuing deaths of people at sea. these mortars behind me he said had become a cemetery without tombstones. he said refugees should not be used as political propaganda, clear reference to the situation on the borders of poland and belarus. he also condemned the building of walls, he said people could not be indifferent to the
plight of refugees. the question of courses whether european leaders will listen to that in an atmosphere thatis will listen to that in an atmosphere that is highly polarised, but at the very least, pope francis has injected a strong notes of compassion into a debate that is so often framed in fearful terms. thank ou, often framed in fearful terms. thank you. fergal- — it might be december, but the women�*s fa cup final kicks off in less than an hour. it�*s the culmination of last season�*s tournament which was delayed by the pandemic. more than 45,000 people are expected at wembley, as arsenal look to win the trophy for a record 15th time, whilst chelsea are hoping to complete a domestic league and cup treble, asjo currie reports. fans have had to wait a while for this fa cup final. it�*s last season�*s delayed showpiece being held six months later than its usual may slot due to covid. but when it involves the two best teams in the country, featuring some of the game�*s biggest stars, and in front of a potential record crowd at wembley, well, many would say the wait has been worth it. it doesn�*t really get better than
that when you explain it like that. the girls are really excited. i�*m really excited. it�*s going to be a great game. expecting a big crowd as well. it�*sjust, yeah, we�*re really, really excited. when it comes to the fa cup, arsenal reign supreme. of the previous 50 finals, the north london side have lifted the trophy a record 14 times, but they now haven�*t had their hands on the cup since 2016. it's not something we really reflect on, but i definitely think those experiences within cup finals can help you go on to play other ones. arsenal and chelsea head to wembley locked in a tight battle at the top of the women�*s super league. they�*ve met in the final twice before, winning one apiece, with chelsea last holding the title in 2018. we're always competing for trophies every year. | so, yes, this is a trophy that's- part of last year's success and it's one that we want to win. but i don't think we'll be defined any more by winning it. - we are a successful team.
we are a competitive team. we do, year on year, you know, compete for every single title i and that's what i'm most proud . about, because it's really difficult to stay at the top end. last year�*s final had to be played behind closed doors because of the pandemic. this year, though, fans are set to return in their droves. the record crowd for an fa cup final stands atjust over 45,000, and so far that�*s how many tickets have been issued for today�*s game, with more still available online, meaning this year could be the biggest and best final yet. jo currie, bbc news. you can see more on all of today�*s stories on the bbc news channel. the next news on bbc one is at the earlier than usual time of 4.55. bye for now.
hello, i�*m sarah mulkerrins at the bbc sport centre. now it might be the start of december but it�*s the women�*s fa cup final, as the conclusion of last season�*s tournament was delayed by the pandemic. around 49,000 people are expected at wembley to see london rivals arsenal and chelsa battle it out for the title. our reporter rhia chohan is there for us ahead of kick off at 2pm. these are a couple of phenomenal teams at the moment and we are set for a really big and entertaining battle. ., �* , for a really big and entertaining battle. . �* , ~ , ., for a really big and entertaining battle. . �*, ~ , ., ., battle. that's right. arsenal going for their 15th — battle. that's right. arsenal going for their 15th title _ battle. that's right. arsenal going for their 15th title but _ battle. that's right. arsenal going for their 15th title but it's - battle. that's right. arsenal going for their 15th title but it's not - for their 15th title but it�*s not going to be an easy one, chelsea standing in their way, going to be an easy one, chelsea standing in theirway, going going to be an easy one, chelsea standing in their way, going for a
belated domestic treble and also todayis belated domestic treble and also today is a momentous day, marking 100 years since women were banned from playing football at league grounds by the english fa. a reminder of how far the women�*s game has come since those obstacles. they have been warming up the crowd with performances from a military band, from ella henderson but the cloud aren�*t here just to make milestones. they are also here to see some world—class talent on offer. chelsea have got big names like sam care. arsenal not forgetting viviana mediama. who won the bbc women�*s footballer of the year last week. some familiar faces from the lioness is a squad producing the 20 goal extravaganza last week against latvia. , ., ., , extravaganza last week against latvia. ., , ., , ., latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff, latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff. thank — latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff. thank you _ latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff, thank you for _ latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff, thank you forjoining - latvia. going to be a big one. great stuff, thank you forjoining us. -
there are four second round matches in the men�*s fa cup as well today. rochdale and plymouth are into the second half. plymouth as you can see, are a goal up. one goal each between wigan and colchester. highlights of all the games on a special fa cup match of the day at 11.45 tonight. four games too in the premier league including ralf rangnick�*s first game in charge of manchester united. they�*re at home to crystal palace. steven gerrard�*s aston villa host leicester in the late kick off celtic can narrow the gap at the top of the scottish premiership to four points. they�*re at dundee unted, who can go third with a win. livingston against hearts, kick—off 3pm. it is a huge day in the formula one title fight as contenders lewis hamilton and max verstappen
battle it out at saudi arabian grand prix. hamilton starts the penultimate race of the season on pole but if verstappen manages to outscore hamilton by 18 points today, he will win his maiden title. earlier, my colleague chetan pathak spoke to the bbc�*s f1 reporterjennie gow, and started by asking her whether the pressure is getting to verstappen. he was on the most incredible lab, it would have been one of the pole positions of our generation, for sure. rivalling that of lewis hamilton in singapore some years ago. world—class but it meant he was pushing it to the absolute limit and unfortunately, when you do that, sometimes it goes wrong and that is what happened. it was just a ragged lock up towards the end of the lap which saw him hit the barrier and unfortunately that was the end of qualifying. otherwise he would have been on pole position by a healthy margin. been on pole position by a healthy martin. , ., ,, been on pole position by a healthy martin. , . ,, ., , margin. max verstappen goes third, an word margin. max verstappen goes third, any word on — margin. max verstappen goes third, any word on the _ margin. max verstappen goes third, any word on the gearbox, _ margin. max verstappen goes third, any word on the gearbox, that - margin. max verstappen goes third, | any word on the gearbox, that would have an effect on where he is in the
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seem calm, cool and ready for action later. ., , ., ,': i: later. that gets under way at 5:30 pm. australia have named their team for the first test of the ashes which starts at midnight on tuesday evening our time. travis head is included in the batting line up ahead of usman khawaja, while left—arm fast bowler mitchell starc keeps his place in the side. here�*s the reaction of england captainjoe root. we try to focus too much on what the exact line was going to be, making sure we prepare for the whole squad, and ultimately looking after ourselves as well, making sure we are readying ourselves and we are clear on how you want to approach the series and the test match individually. we know what to expect now, with two days to prepare, we have real clarity.— have real clarity. finally, the final of the _ have real clarity. finally, the final of the uk _ have real clarity. finally, the final of the uk championship j have real clarity. finally, the i final of the uk championship of snooker has got under way, belgian takes a long china. you can follow that along on bbc one. the first frame there, best of 11 for that. you can also follow it on the bbc sport website. up next on the bbc news channel is the travel show.