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this is bbc news. the headlines at 5:00... celebrations for australia's labor party as it wins the country's general election. it means this man, anthony albanese, is set to form the next government though it's not yet clear whether it will be a majority or minority administration. it says a lot about our great country that the son of a single mum who is a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down the road, can stand before you tonight as australia's prime minister. we'll have the latest on what this means for australia — and for the world. also this hour... two people have been taken to hospital after a stand collapsed during a trooping the colour
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rehearsal in central london. here, opposition parties demand an explaination from borisjohnson, after he met with the senior civil servant, sue gray, ahead of the publication of her report into lockdown parties at downing street. pharmacists have been given temporary power to make swaps to women's hormone replacement therapy prescriptions, amid ongoing shortages. australia's labor party is returning to government with a promise to transform the country into a renewable energy superpower. the party has come first
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in a general election, but hasn't secured an overall majority. it's not yet clear if it'll form a minority or coalition government. the outgoing prime minister, scott morrison, has congratulated his rival and successor anthony albanese. in his victory speech, the labor leader paid tribute to the outgoing prime minister and said australia was entering a new era. scott morrison called me to congratulate myself and the labor party on our victory at the election. cheering and applause. scott very graciously wished me well. and i thanked him for that, and i wish him well. and i thank him for the service that he has given to our country as prime minister.
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i also want to acknowledge and thank jenny morrison and their two daughters for their contribution and sacrifice as well. cheering and applause. my fellow australians, it says a lot about our great country that the son of a single mum, who is a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down the road in camperdown... cheering and applause. ..can stand before you tonight as australia's prime minister. cheering and applause. can we... i know it's been a long night. but if we can dial it down a little bit! laughter. every parent wants more for the next generation than they had. my mother dreamt of
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a better life for me. and i hope that myjourney in life inspires australians to reach for the stars. shaimaa khalil has the latest reaction from sydney. labor could well be in, they are in in some form or another. anthony albanese he is the next prime minister and will be forming a government of some sort. it is still unclear if it will be a majority government, ora unclear if it will be a majority government, or a minority government, or a minority government, where he has to form a coalition. the likely candidates for this or the likely allies are going to be the independence we have been hearing about, mainly women candidates that have defeated and ousted male government candidates in supposedly and traditionally safe government seats. they are really the big story to come out of this election. scott morrison hasjust conceded the selection. he said it was a humbling night, that he has
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accepted australia's verdict. but, here, this is a jubilant night. it is a hopeful night. many have been telling me they were waiting for this day for nine years now. but there is going to be change that needs to happen. many here are saying climate is a big issue for them, and that the government, the previous government we can now call it, just hasn't done enough. labour have been quite silent on climate action during their campaigning. but i think they are now in a position to form a government and they are going to be talking more freely about it. we will actually find out what plans they have, especially if they are going to team up with teal candidates that have for climate action at the heart of their policies. there needs to be a change in climate policies. there also needs to be a change in australian politics itself, especially when it comes to women, it is very subotic how well the women, the female independent candidates have done. it
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is quite similar bullock that they have defeated male candidates in a country where politics is seen as a toxic environment for women. —— quite symbolic. hopefully we will see a change in how politics is run in australia. earlier i spoke to paul smith, the president of the australian labor party abroad, based here in london — he gave me his reaction to the result a great victory for working people. australia has voted for change, a better future and that will make a big difference in australia and to australia's relationship with the world. we heard anthony albanese the mentioning how australia had voted for change. what does that mean? australia will have a government that will actually look to tackle
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climate change seriously. we will have a government that looks to give ordinary working people a wage rise so they can deal with inflation. a government that can work on every issue, ratherthan government that can work on every issue, rather than seeing it as something to divide australians, but to unite australians. i think that is a change in tone and a change in policy that will make lives better. also at labor headquarters, anthony albanese he said it has been a long night and frankly it is not over yet. we don't know how he is going to rule, whether it is majority, minority or coalition? to rule, whether it is ma'ority, minority or coalition? australian votes take _ minority or coalition? australian votes take place _ minority or coalition? australian votes take place over _ minority or coalition? australian votes take place over the - minority or coalition? australian votes take place over the next l minority or coalition? australian | votes take place over the next 30 days. projections are very strong for labor. labor has won 72 seats, definitely. there are 13 and out. labor needs to win four more of those to have a majority in their own right. without counting chickens at any stage, i think labor is in a good position to form a majority
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government. even if they don't, anthony albanese, he can lead a minority government and keep getting all of the legislation passed in minority. he's very used to working with other people to things done. there is no doubt that he will be sworn in on monday as the next prime minister of australia. that sworn in on monday as the next prime minister of australia.— minister of australia. that was paul smith, from — minister of australia. that was paul smith, from the _ minister of australia. that was paul smith, from the australian - minister of australia. that was paul smith, from the australian labour. smith, from the australian labour party abroad. as russian troops intensify their attacks in the donbas region in eastern ukraine, the foreign secretary liz truss says she wants modern weapons to be sent to moldova to prevent it being attacked by russian forces. the country lies on the border with ukraine and there are concerns it could become russia's next target. this report from our correspondent richard galpin contains some flashing images.. the russian armed forces are now intensifying attacks in the eastern donbas region of ukraine. and they've made advances after heavy bombardment
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of ukrainian positions. now there are now concerns the russians could turn their attention to another country, moldova, which used to be part of the soviet union. it is not a member of nato, so it is not protected from russian aggression. it lies between romania and ukraine and within it is the russian—backed separatist region of transnistria. a month ago there was a series of explosions in the area, raising concerns the war could widen. today the british foreign secretary liz truss made clear there is a serious threat, with she says russia trying to restore what is described as greater russia. in another move indicating how far russia will go in destabilising countries, it has now been revealed that moscow has cut gas supplies to finland, the country one of several now hoping tojoin nato. meanwhile, president biden, currently on a visit to south korea, has spoken of the need for a global
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response to the war started by the kremlin. putin's war against ukraine is not just a matter for europe, it is an attack on democracy and the core international principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity. the republic of korea and the united states stand together, part of a global response with our allies and partners around the world. this morning moscow announced president biden, us secretary of state blinken and cia chief william burns have all been banned from entering russia. richard galpin, bbc news. pharmacists are to be given more flexibility to deal with shortages of hormone replacement therapy medicines. they'll be given temporary powers to exchange certain hrt drugs without a new prescription. matt gravelling has the details
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so, i can get tired — i didn't used to get tired, i've always had quite a lot of energy. it can make you feel anxious when you would never normally get anxiety, so you can feel worried about things that are really silly and not understand why. just two symptoms of the menopause experienced by yasmin, who got her life back on track by treating them with hormone replacement therapy — or hrt. but for yasmin — like many others — a recent lack of supply has led to frustration, and the return of symptoms. a lot admin — life admin — goes into trying to work out and organise trying to get medication, and going between different pharmacies, talking to a gp, having to phone a gp all the time, having to try and source them. the government have brought in two big changes to try and tackle the shortage of hrt. the first, to limit supply to three months at the time. the second is to give pharmacists the power to slightly change prescriptions — so if they're out of stock of one item, they can change it for something similar. there are risks for women
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who are either coming off hrt, or changing hrt. and very often, even if you give a woman the same product but it's made by a different manufacturer, they will notice a difference in how their symptoms are being managed. so it's not the ideal solution, but it's certainly helping us get medicine out to women who are currently struggling to get those products. experts say anyone who has questions or concerns about hrt should speak to their pharmacist or doctor. matt gravelling, bbc news. two people have been taken to hospital after a stand collapsed during a trooping the colour rehearsal in central london. the incident happened at horse guards road while people were watching rehearsals for a parade ahead of the queen's jubilee celebrations. the london amubulance service says three more people were treated at the scene. earlier i spoke to marcus dell who was at the rehearsal this morning — and i asked him what happened.
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the first we knew of it, we were invited to stand for the national anthem and there was a commotion behind us and it transpired the floorboards in the temporary arena had cracked and several people had fallen through it a bit. what happened next? the emergency services did a great job, a lot of people were panicking. but the emergency services did a greatjob of getting to the people quickly and treating them there. it was initially an isolated incident but 25 minutes later in the show a separate area of the arena appeared to have a similar incident across from me, saw a similar thing happen there, again a lot of distress. the stand was evacuated and the people were treated for their injuries. just to clarify, you were saying they were two incidents involving two different stands?
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that's right. the first one i was about ten metres away from behind to my left and the second one was across the opposite side of horse guards parade in a separate stand, so a separate incident. how did the evacuation go? we saw some of the emergency services and some military running in towards one of the sites of the incident. describe to us how long it took to evacuate, was everything controlled and calm? yes, the emergency services did a good job. initially there was panic and some people left quickly but the emergency services were on hand quickly to make sure everyone stayed calm and it was a row by row evacuation. was this the first time you attended a rehearsal like this, is it normal that the rehearsals take place here? it is the first time i have attended
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but it is a tradition that i understand goes back a long way. there will be a tripping of the colour for the queensjubilee, there will be a tripping of the colourfor the queensjubilee, which colour for the queens jubilee, which this colourfor the queensjubilee, which this is a rehearsalfor. this is the first time i have been to one. sport and for a full round—up, from the bbc sport centre, here's 0lly. lots of football? yes, not too many coals. but lots of football? yes, not too many goais- but the _ lots of football? yes, not too many goals. but the scottish _ lots of football? yes, not too many goals. but the scottish cup - lots of football? yes, not too many goals. but the scottish cup final - goals. but the scottish cup final has burst into life in extra time. it looks like rangers will be lifting the trophy for a 34th time. it was goalless in normal time, but they now lead hearts a zero at hampden park. ryanjack broke the deadlock, when the ball federal to him on the edge of the box. he rifled rangers over, into the roof of the net. the first period of extra time. they lost the europa league final on penalties in midweek, but there was no danger of
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this match being decided like that. it looks like, because scott wright doubled their lead a couple of minutes later. they are into the second period of extra time. let's take you to hampden park, live right now. you can watch this match on bbc in scotland, or the bbc sport website. hearts players, looking a little bit dejected. this is their third final in four seasons and it looks like they are going to be on the losing side once again. rangers, you can see, 2—0 up. just ten minutes away also from lifting that trophy. there one bit of silverware this season. remember, they lost the rebel league final on penalties. and they were pipped to the title by celtic as well. afterfour seasons in league one, sunderland are on the way up again.l they've been promoted to the championship after beating wycombe wanderers 2—0 in their play—off final
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at wembley. elliot embleton gave them a half—time lead with a swerving shot that completely fooled the wycombe keeper david stockdale. wycombe were relegated from the championship last season, but their hopes of an instant return were dashed when ross stewart added a second with about ten minutes go. sunderland were a premier league side only five years ago before back to back relegations saw them drop into the third tier, but there was delirium among their 40,000 fans at wembley as they are finally moving in the right direction. the second diamond league meeting of the year a good one for some of the british atheltes in birmingham — dina asher—smith won the women's 100 meters, beating shericka jackson by a hundreth of a second. daryll neeta was third. asher—smith and neeta then joined forces to win the four by 100m relay for great britain. britain's 0lympic silver medallist keely hodgkinson got an impressive win in the 800 metres. she beat france's renelle lamote in second and jamaica's natoya goule in third.
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britain's laura muir opened her season with victory in the 1500m, holding off australianjessica hull in second. fellow britjemma reekie finished in fifth. charles leclerc will be on pole for tomorrow's spanish grand prix. there weren't too many surprises in qualifying, the ferrari driver had been quickest in every practice session in barcelona. the championship leader was about a quarter of a second quicker than red bull's max verstappen. lewis hamilton will start down in sixth, he was again outpaced by his mercedes team—mate george russell who was fourth fastest. harlequins staged a remarkable comeback to beat gloucester 28—24 at twickenham, a victory that sealed a place in rugby union's premiership semi—finals. the champions were outplayed in the first half and trailed 24—7 at the break, but hit back with three tries. cadan murley clinching victory with the third. there were also wins for leaders leiceter and bath today.
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in superleague, hull kr were beaten 20 points to 8 by catalans dragons. the french side scored three tries to just the one for the robins. their third came from the club's top try scorer fouad yaha. hull kr have lost their last four games. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. cameron norrie has won the tournament in lyon, the early groups are going out in the us pga championship as well, in the second then�*s major of the year. i'll be back with sportsday just after 6.30. doctors say they're worried that monkeypox could have a massive impact on access to sexual health services. staff at clinics are having to isolate if they come into contact with anyone who's infected —
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and there are fears the pressure on the workforce means some sexually—transmitted infections could be missed. i'm joined now by dr hans kluge, the world health organization's regional director for europe. thank you very much forjoining us on bbc news. i wonder if you could first clarify one thing, monkeypox is not traditionally associated with, or characterised as, a sexually transmitted disease. what is going on?— sexually transmitted disease. what is oiiin on? . ~' ., ., 4' , is going on? well, we know monkeypox virus, we is going on? well, we know monkeypox virus. we know — is going on? well, we know monkeypox virus, we know that _ is going on? well, we know monkeypox virus, we know that it _ is going on? well, we know monkeypox virus, we know that it transmits - virus, we know that it transmits slowly and not so much from human—to—human transmission. so we have to be vigilant now. why is it that we see so many cases surging in europe now? often without a travel history, and with human—to—human
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transmission? but the spread is slow, through intense, physical contact, during sexual contact, but but not only. they should not be a sole focus on sexual transmission. as of today, there is no evidence that monkeypox is found in semen overdrive inovio corflutes. it is not regarded _ overdrive inovio corflutes. it is not regarded as _ overdrive inovio corflutes. it is not regarded as a _ overdrive inovio corflutes. it is not regarded as a fatal disease? overdrive inovio corflutes. it is - not regarded as a fatal disease? it is what we call self—limiting. the issue here again is to prevent further outbreaks, to educate the population, to strengthen public health measures, which is contact tracing, test surging, strengthening health care facilities and protecting health care workers. i understand that there is concern, as we come into the summer season,
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because there has been a spreader event. i don't know if it is fair to call it a super spreader, but there was a hub of cases in belgium, at a festival that took place in antwerp. is that a huge concern for you, as we head into the festival season, right across europe? certainly here in the uk there are a number of festivals coming up. i would say that everyone — festivals coming up. i would say that everyone has _ festivals coming up. i would say that everyone has to _ festivals coming up. i would say that everyone has to stick- festivals coming up. i would say that everyone has to stick to - festivals coming up. i would say| that everyone has to stick to the basic hygiene and safety precautions for any infectious diseases. so, in that sense, we shouldn't think at this stage of a pandemic. the key issueis this stage of a pandemic. the key issue is to clarify why do we have those cases surging in europe, with human—to—human transmission, without a travel history? and where did they start? , ., , start? 0k, dr hans kluge, unfortunately _ start? 0k, dr hans kluge, unfortunately we - start? 0k, dr hans kluge, unfortunately we have - start? 0k, dr hans kluge, unfortunately we have run| start? 0k, dr hans kluge, - unfortunately we have run out of time. thank you very much. dr hans kluge is the regional director of
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europe from the world health organization. 0pposition parties are demanding that the prime minister explains a meeting with the senior civil servant sue gray over her report into parties held in downing street during lockdown. it's emerged the pair met several weeks ago, but there are conflicting accounts of what was discussed. i'm joined now by our political correspondent iain watson wider concern from opposition parties? wider concern from opposition arties? ~ ., , ., , parties? well, opposition parties are concerned _ parties? well, opposition parties are concerned because _ parties? well, opposition parties are concerned because they - parties? well, opposition parties are concerned because they say. parties? well, opposition parties. are concerned because they say this whole investigation into so—called partygate, the gatherings in downing street during lockdown, it was supposed to be done independently of the prime minister, although instigated by his government, nonetheless, should be carried out independently. they are suggesting that the mere fact that the prime minister on the person conducting the inquiry, sue gray, met about a month ago, and well before publication, could suggest perhaps this was not being done as transparently as it should. they asked for an explanation of why that
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meeting took place. what they are also asking for is that all the evidence of gathering she has accumulated, which is more than 500 photographs, that all of that should be published in the name of transparency. but i can certainly say this afternoon that i have been told in no uncertain terms that not all of that evidence will be made public in due course. what sue gray will do is draw on some of that evidence for her report, for the explanation on the report of events that took place, but we will not see all of the evidence being put into the public domain. it has been interesting that both downing street and those close to sue gray disagree of the circumstances of the meeting in the first place. downing street were very keen to emphasise it was not done at the prime minister's best, but they suggested that sue gray had initiated a meeting. those close to her said, no, this came from a suggestion by number 10 officials. downing street have now modified a position to make it very clear that the prime minister himself certainly hadn't called for this, but not denying that someone
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in number 10 suggested it was a good idea that the meeting took place. nonetheless, both sides to agree that he was not shown the content of the report, and still has not seen it. , , , , ~" , it. just remind us very quickly, when will _ it. just remind us very quickly, when will the _ it. just remind us very quickly, when will the report _ it. just remind us very quickly, when will the report be - it. just remind us very quickly, i when will the report be released? it. just remind us very quickly, - when will the report be released? we are when will the report be released? - are expecting to early next week or the middle of next week. the process going on this weekend is that those people that are likely to be named in the report criticised in the report, they are being given the gist of what the report is going to say about them, in case they are going to challenge it. if some of them do, it may be delayed further, but it is certainly the hope that we get this week and the prime minister will then make a statement to the house of commons. iain will then make a statement to the house of commons.— will then make a statement to the house of commons. iain watson, thank ve much house of commons. iain watson, thank very much indeed. _ it's famous for exploring a galaxy far, far away — but the millennium falcon was actually built much closer to home. the star wars craft was the last ship to be constructed at the royal pembroke dockyard, in south wales, in 1979. a new exhibition tells the story — and aled scourfield went to have a look.
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was a project so secret it was codenamed the magic roundabout. it was also the worst kept secret in pembroke dock. jeff waterhouse was part of a team that built the organ. i wasn't allowed to say anything. but when i went home, i said to my wife, my two boys then were nine and ii. wife, my two boys then were nine and 11. you are not to say anything outside the house. they went to school the following morning and told all of the school, didn't they? the engineers normally worked for the petrochemical industry. at the spring of 1979, they were building the fastest hunk ofjunk in the galaxy, otherwise known as the millennium falcon. it was later painstakingly moved from the western hanger to elstree studios for the filming of the empire strikes back,
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and the scenes of the frozen planet, hoth. malcolm stiles helped put it back together and met a famous star. i met carrie fisher and spoke to her for a bit. she was learning her lines on a a0 gallon drum. i spoke to her about thejob lines on a a0 gallon drum. i spoke to her about the job and all that. now, a new permanent exhibition tells the story of the last ship ever to be built in the royal dockyard. just like the original plan to build the millennium falcon here, there has been a fair bit of secrecy about the exhibition. at some of us have been lucky enough to get in for a sneak peek. can some of us have been lucky enough to get in for a sneak peek. iflan i some of us have been lucky enough to get in for a sneak peek.— get in for a sneak peek. can i see ou're get in for a sneak peek. can i see you're identification? _ get in for a sneak peek. can i see you're identification? you - get in for a sneak peek. can i see you're identification? you don't i you're identification? you don't need to see — you're identification? you don't need to see my _ you're identification? you don't need to see my identification. l need to see my identification. should know it travelled the roads of west _ should know it travelled the roads of west wales, the people involved still live _ of west wales, the people involved still live here, and they are so proud — still live here, and they are so proud of— still live here, and they are so proud of the fact it was involved, i think_ proud of the fact it was involved, i think it _ proud of the fact it was involved, i think it has — proud of the fact it was involved, i think it has got to be told, and it's got— think it has got to be told, and it's got to _ think it has got to be told, and it's got to be told in the right wax — it's got to be told in the right wa . , , .,
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way. pembrokeshire born general manaer way. pembrokeshire born general manager of— way. pembrokeshire born general manager of lucasfilm, _ way. pembrokeshire born general manager of lucasfilm, the - way. pembrokeshire born general. manager of lucasfilm, the company behind the star wars franchise, owned by disney, has given her seal of approval to the exhibition in pembroke dock.— of approval to the exhibition in pembroke dock. �* .., , , pembroke dock. because they were actually built _ pembroke dock. because they were actually built by _ pembroke dock. because they were actually built by incredible - actually built by incredible craftspeople, that is what comes over on the screen. that is why people are able to dive into this world and lose themselves in this world. , ., ., , ., world. the exhibition will open to the ublic world. the exhibition will open to the public on _ world. the exhibition will open to the public on monday, _ world. the exhibition will open to the public on monday, and - world. the exhibition will open to the public on monday, and will. world. the exhibition will open to l the public on monday, and will tell the public on monday, and will tell the story of how a space built in pembroke dock made it to a galaxy far, far away. now it's time for a look at the weather with helen. good afternoon, a lot of dry and very usable weather out and about today. however, we do have rather a lot of cloud, particularly across the western side of england and wales and across northern ireland in western scotland. we got this weather from that is bringing some patchy rain as well. east of the grampians is best for the sunshine. a little bit warm across england and
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wales are compared with yesterday, because we have more sunshine, which will last well into this evening. you can see that split with the cloud and weather fronts continuing to pester northern and western areas. a mild night here. a little bit chilly six or seven and some of the valleys of england and wales. so, a bright, sunny start. that is where we will see the lion's share of sunday's sunshine. rather more cloud again across wales in north—western england, possibly more than today. and, again, the weather fronts are flirting with northern ireland and much of scotland will have cloudy skies and some outbreaks of rain, even more so in eastern parts of scotland. it stays rather unsettled looking into the beginning of next week. cooler as well by them. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: iam luke i am luke were iraq. ——
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hello, this is bbc news. the headlines: celebrations for australia's labour party as it wins the country's general election. it means this man, anthony albanese, is set to form the next government, though it's not yet clear whether it will be a majority or minority administration. two people have been taken to hospital after a stand collapsed during a trooping the colour rehearsal in central london. here, opposition parties demand an explanation from borisjohnson, after he met with the senior civil servant, sue gray, ahead of the publication of her report into lockdown parties at downing street. pharmacists have been given temporary power to make swaps to women's hormone replacement therapy prescriptions, amid ongoing shortages. now on bbc news, addiction: the road to recovery — getting off the drink and drugs. jeremy cooke spends a year following mike as he rebuilds his life in a town trying a new way to treat addiction.

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