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prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate for a0 years — as food, energy and fuel costs climb. some key foodstuffs are getting more expensive — the boss of asda says customers are changing their habits and putting less in their trolleys. people are trading back, worried about spending. they've got a limit that they've set out to. they say, £30 is my limit. and if they get to more than £30, that's it, stop. and it's the same with petrol. the chancellor says he's using all the tools available to help with the cost of living — we'll have the latest. also this lunchtime: rescue efforts are under way after a strong earthquake in afghanistan — hundreds of people are believed to have died, with many more injured. talks are continuing this lunchtime between rail bosses and unions, as some people
still face travel disruption during a week of strikes. lots more services are running today but there have been plenty of cancellations this morning as the rail and tube networks gear back up after yesterday's strike. a new life in wales — we visit the centres trying to help ukrainian families adjust to life away from the war. theyjust play. they was at school. every day we travel, like, every week. so they're extremely happy. they feel safe here. and also... right, welcome. we're open. ..the music fans first through the gates of worthy farm — as the glastonbury festival prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary. after a three—year break because of coronavirus. coming up on the bbc news channel: cameron norrie is one of seven brits in action today in eastbourne in
a warm up ahead of wimbledon which begins next week. good afternoon, welcome to the bbc news at one. prices are continuing to rise at their fastest pace for a0 years — as food, energy and fuel costs have increased. uk inflation, the figures come as workers and unions push for pay rises to help them cope with the cost of living. uk inflation, the rate at which prices rise, hit 9.1% in the 12 months to may, up from 9% in april — driven in particular by the cost of bread, cereal and meat. it's the highest inflation figure since march 1982, and the bank of england has warned that it could reach 11% this year.
our first report is from our business correspondent emma simpson. if i haven't got the money, i can't eat. you see lots of things that are on cheap. we buy— them and freeze them. definitely shopping around, looking for what's cheaper and where. - it's here in the supermarket aisles you get a taste of how the rising cost of living is starting to bite. we buy less and we buy cheaper products, unfortunately. we can't usually afford to buy all the named product staff, so we have to go and buy the essential stuff. if they're not going to give us the wage rises, we can't compete with inflation, we're suffering. at britain's third biggest grocer, they know their customers are feeling the pain too. people are trading back. they're worried about spending. they've got a limit that they set out to. they say, £30 is my limit, and if they get to more than £30, that's it, stop. it's the same with petrol. what we're seeing is a massive change in behaviour. we haven't had significant inflation in this country for many, many years. i am of a generation that can
remember what it was like last time. once it gets hold, it's quite pernicious and it takes a long time to eradicate, so people are fearful. and inflation crept up again today, fuelled by rising food prices, up by 8.7% in may compared with a year ago. petrol and diesel were also higher, up by 33%, the biggest jump since records. supermarkets are battling to keep prices down. in the last month, asda has invested nearly £100 million in price cuts and new everyday essentials. the squeeze is on. prices everywhere are heading in one direction at the moment. the bank of england warned last week that inflation could hit 11% by the autumn. the challenge is how to bring the cost of living down, without tipping the economy into recession. forecasters will make their predictions, you know, but i am confident that we're providing the right support to the economy at this time to help people ease through some
of the challenges they're facing with the rising cost of living, and rebuild a stronger economy for the long term. the focus now is on what the bank of england will do next. so their next move, we think they're going to raise rates again come august. we think they'll raise by a quarter percentage point again, as they've been doing so far. but there is speculation that perhaps they may go even further. this retail veteran thinks policy makers were slow to act. so what's rather sad is that, the country, the government, perhaps the bank of england, didn't see inflation coming quickly. they've now recognised that. i did point out last year, and i wasn't the only one, that at the end of covid there was a train coming down the tunnel, and the train had a big flashing light on the top, and that flashing light said, inflation, inflation, inflation. and this boss doesn't want to predict where it will stop. emma simpson, bbc news, stevenage. 0ur economics editor faisal islam is here. that's part of the point, this has
got some way to run. the that's part of the point, this has got some way to run.— got some way to run. the figure sounds quite — got some way to run. the figure sounds quite similar— got some way to run. the figure sounds quite similar to - got some way to run. the figure sounds quite similar to last - got some way to run. the figure - sounds quite similar to last month's figure, only 0.1%, but it is still farfrom normal, way above figure, only 0.1%, but it is still far from normal, way above the figure, only 0.1%, but it is still farfrom normal, way above the bank of england's target of 2%. i think the new thing that is occurring is with the stables, meats, cereals and bread, that will not be any surprise to our viewers who are experiencing this every day in the supermarkets and in their online orders, and with inflation this high you get significant hits to household incomes and increases in poverty and the like. i think the fact is people will be wondering, is this going to last? how long will this last? prices of petrol have gone to a new record today, diesel prices just shy of £2 per litre, international gas prices unfortunately are on the way back up which puts even more pressure on domestic energy bills in autumn. so unfortunately, as bad as this is now it will get even worse before it gets better.—
this is now it will get even worse before it gets better. thank you, faisal islam. _ fresh talks are under way between union leaders and rail bosses, to try to end the biggest rail strike in britain for 30 years. millions of people were affected yesterday after workers walked out in a dispute about pay, job losses and conditions. disruption is continuing today, and further strikes are due tomorrow and on saturday. 0ur correspondent ben king has this report. waiting for the first train of the day at birmingham new street, is the rail network gradually reopens after day one of the biggest strike in 30 years. with trains out of place and some night shift workers absent, there are still lots of disruption, even though there is no strike today. i even though there is no strike toda . . , even though there is no strike toda . ., , ., today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am _ today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am i'm — today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am. i'm not _ today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am. i'm not going - today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am. i'm not going to - today. i arrived here this morning at 6:45am. i'm not going to get l at 6:45am. i'm not going to get destination until two hours later than normal. and it's a bit annoying. than normal. and it's a bit annoying-— than normal. and it's a bit anno in. ., , than normal. and it's a bit anno inc. ., , ., annoying. travellers coming into london had _ annoying. travellers coming into london had mixed _ annoying. travellers coming into london had mixed experiences. |
annoying. travellers coming into. london had mixed experiences. it wasn't actually too bad, i knew the time the _ wasn't actually too bad, i knew the time the train was going to go and it went _ time the train was going to go and it went on — time the train was going to go and it went on time so ijust planned around _ it went on time so ijust planned around it — it went on time so ijust planned around it i _ it went on time so i 'ust planned around it. , , . it went on time so i 'ust planned aound rt.— it went on time so i 'ust planned rond rt.— around it. i respect anyone that feels they _ around it. i respect anyone that feels they are _ around it. i respect anyone that feels they are being _ around it. i respect anyone that feels they are being hard - around it. i respect anyone that feels they are being hard donel around it. i respect anyone that i feels they are being hard done by, and hopefully— feels they are being hard done by, and hopefully they _ feels they are being hard done by, and hopefully they will _ feels they are being hard done by, and hopefully they will get - feels they are being hard done by, and hopefully they will get what i and hopefully they will get what they want — and hopefully they will get what they want out _ and hopefully they will get what they want out of _ and hopefully they will get what they want out of it. _ and hopefully they will get what they want out of it. i— and hopefully they will get what they want out of it.— and hopefully they will get what they want out of it. i employ about 20 o-eole they want out of it. i employ about 20 peeple and _ they want out of it. i employ about 20 people and it's _ they want out of it. i employ about 20 people and it's a _ they want out of it. i employ about 20 people and it's a disaster. - they want out of it. i employ about 20 people and it's a disaster. it's l 20 people and it's a disaster. it's coming back to the lockdown times, which is something really disappointing.— which is something really disappointing. this is london bride, disappointing. this is london bridge. a _ disappointing. this is london bridge, a major— disappointing. this is london bridge, a major rail- disappointing. this is london bridge, a major rail hub - disappointing. this is london - bridge, a major rail hub bringing commuters into the city. despite some disruption, cancellations and a reduced timetable, as you can see, lots of people have made it in today. with only six out of ten trains running across the network as a whole, the advice is as always, if you must travel, check before you leave home. if you must travel, check before you leave home-— leave home. if you are travelling after ten o'clock _ leave home. if you are travelling after ten o'clock tonight - leave home. if you are travelling after ten o'clock tonight it - leave home. if you are travelling after ten o'clock tonight it varies j after ten o'clock tonight it varies from region to region and operator to operator so it is worth going on those websites come looking what the timetable looks like for tonight after ten o'clock and ensuring that you don't miss your last train. the rmt union — you don't miss your last train. the rmt union is _ you don't miss your last train. the rmt union is meeting network rail and train operating companies to try
once again to resolve the dispute. but even if they do make a breakthrough, it would be too late to avert the chaos coming tomorrow, the second day of the strike a third walk—out planned for saturday. in the commons today, labor called once again on the government to get directly involved. why doesn't he do his job, directly involved. why doesn't he do hisjob, get round the directly involved. why doesn't he do his job, get round the table and get the trains running? mr his job, get round the table and get the trains running?— the trains running? mr speaker, we are making — the trains running? mr speaker, we are making sure _ the trains running? mr speaker, we are making sure that _ the trains running? mr speaker, we are making sure that we _ the trains running? mr speaker, we are making sure that we are - the trains running? mr speaker, we are making sure that we are doing i are making sure that we are doing everything — are making sure that we are doing everything we can to prevent these strikes _ everything we can to prevent these strikes as— everything we can to prevent these strikes. as he knows, it is up to the railway— strikes. as he knows, it is up to the railway companies to negotiate. that is— the railway companies to negotiate. that is theirjob. we have spent £16 billion— that is theirjob. we have spent £16 billion looking after the railways, mr speaker. billion looking after the railways, mr speaker-— billion looking after the railways, mrs-eaker. ~ , , ., , ., , mr speaker. merseyrail struck a 7% -a deal mr speaker. merseyrail struck a 7% pay deal with _ mr speaker. merseyrail struck a 7% pay deal with a _ mr speaker. merseyrail struck a 7% pay deal with a different _ mr speaker. merseyrail struck a 7% pay deal with a different union - pay deal with a different union today and network rail said a deal with the rmt was close yesterday. travellers will be hoping they can get it over the line soon. then king, bbc news. our business correspondent colletta smith is at bradford's forster square station. how has it been there this morning?
—— ben king. rags how has it been there this morning? -- iten king-— -- ben king. as ben said, plenty of trends in the _ -- ben king. as ben said, plenty of trends in the wrong _ -- ben king. as ben said, plenty of trends in the wrong place, - -- ben king. as ben said, plenty of trends in the wrong place, little - trends in the wrong place, little preparation able to be done overnight to the rolling stock across the uk. they have been reductions in cancellations i have seen today crossing the pennines, lots of them last minute for some of those passengers, people can complete their journeys those passengers, people can complete theirjourneys but often it's taking longer, potentially costing them a bit more if they're having to go by different route. this line between leeds and bradford foster square has been running on time today to the relief of the passengers i spoke to today, who depend on this is a regular commuter line but they are bracing themselves for the further strikes tomorrow and the impact will have. the for the further strikes tomorrow and the impact will have.— the impact will have. the talks continue in _ the impact will have. the talks continue in london _ the impact will have. the talks continue in london at - the impact will have. the talks continue in london at the - the impact will have. the talks - continue in london at the moment between unions, rail bosses and of course the government in the background —— forster square station. and everyone here, although we are a long way away, depends on the result of that, whether they are the result of that, whether they are the staff at the station waiting to hear what happens to their wages and their working conditions, or indeed their working conditions, or indeed the passengers to wait to hear if
those further strikes go ahead. tomorrow's strike, or the impact of tomorrow's strike will go ahead whatever happens in today's talks, but potentially if we get a deal today, saturday's strike may be able today, saturday's strike may be able to be averted. bill today, saturday's strike may be able to be averted-— to be averted. all right, we wait to see, to be averted. all right, we wait to see. thanks _ to be averted. all right, we wait to see, thanks for _ to be averted. all right, we wait to see, thanks for now, _ to be averted. all right, we wait to see, thanks for now, caleta - to be averted. all right, we wait to see, thanks for now, caleta smith| see, thanks for now, caleta smith in bradford. let's get the latest from our political correspondent ben wright who has been listening to prime minister's questions and more besides. no surprise that that dominated, pressure on wages, inflation, the cost of living, it just and builds.— inflation, the cost of living, it just and builds. today's prime minister's _ just and builds. today's prime minister's questions - just and builds. today's prime minister's questions time - just and builds. today's prime minister's questions time fellj just and builds. today's prime - minister's questions time fell like a throwback to the 1970s, dominated ljy a throwback to the 1970s, dominated by spiralling inflation and a strike on the railways. as we have just been hearing, it seems the talks between railway bosses in the rmt remain at a stalemate and so frankly is the political argument about what is the political argument about what is going on. sir keir starmer again accused borisjohnson of, in his words, not lifting a finger to help resolve this dispute, by not sitting
down with the two sides and trying to hammer something out. and even though the government does control the overall finances of the railway industry, ministers insist it is not theirjob to sort of micromanage it and try and resolve a dispute like this. borisjohnson also again trying to cause political discomfort for the labour leader by pointing out that a number of his mps had joined the picket lines yesterday despite sir keir starmer telling them not to. today of course we are talking about trains, but i think the concern in government clearly as they could be on a collision course with other unions over the course of the summer, as we see inflation continued to rise. today we saw a letter from a major teaching continued to rise. today we saw a letterfrom a major teaching union asking the government for an inflation matching pay increase for teachers. eunice sum, another very big public sector union, said ministers were living on another planet by calling for pay restraint. ministers say that just planet by calling for pay restraint. ministers say thatjust matching public sector pay with inflation would cause a vicious spike in inflation. i think this argument about pay, inflation, the effect it
has all having on the economy, this is going to dominate politics, frankly, from now all the way through to the election. ben wright, thank ou. in afghanistan, officials say 1,000 people have died, and more than 1,500 have been injured, after a powerful earthquake struck the east of the country. the extent of the damage is still emerging — but photos posted on social media show houses reduced to rubble in the province of paktika, one of the areas worst affected by the 6.1 magnitude quake. 0ur correspondentjon donnison has this report. in remote eastern afghanistan, there were chaotic scenes as the first military assistance arrived. local people bringing forward the dead and injured, desperate for help. the quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, struck in the middle of the night, as many were sleeping. translation: it was midnight when the quake struck. -
the kids and i screamed. one of our rooms was destroyed. 0ur neighbours all screamed, too, when we saw everyone's rooms. with health care basic here at the best of times, makeshift field hospitals have been set up. in this part of afghanistan, a lot of the houses are mud built and were no match for the force of the quake. the taliban is trying to coordinate an aid operation with the red crescent and has called for international help, but since the islamist group took power last year, foreign assistance has dried up — and all this in a country already in the midst of a humanitarian catastrophe, ravaged by drought, famine and poverty. jon donnison, bbc news. and jon is with me. details are coming through all the
time. how much clarity do we have about the impact? this looks like the worst earthquake in afghanistan for more than 20 years but the number of people killed has been rising all day. number of people killed has been rising all day-— rising all day. local officials in that region — rising all day. local officials in that region now— rising all day. local officials in that region now say _ rising all day. local officials in that region now say more - rising all day. local officials in | that region now say more than rising all day. local officials in - that region now say more than 1000 people killed, 1500 people injured. as we saw in that report, so flimsy are some of the buildings there, many people could be trapped under the rubble. the number still could rise further. the truth is that the un world food programme, the head of that programme, is already saying that programme, is already saying that afghanistan is in the midst of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. it is happening in a country already with a lot of problems. the government has just announced here in the last few moments it is ready to provide assistance, but as i said in the report foreign aid has dried up in the report foreign aid has dried up in afghanistan since the taliban took over a year ago.— took over a year ago. john, thank ou, jon took over a year ago. john, thank you, jon donnison. _ the government is putting forward a bill of rights, which would allow it to overide rulings made
by the european court of human rights. thejustice secretary, dominic raab, has said the plan to replace the human rights act, will clarify the primacy of british law and curb bogus human rights claims. our home affairs correspondent dominic casciani is at the high court in london for us. explain more about what is proposed and what it means?— and what it means? well, what is oro oosed and what it means? well, what is proposed by _ and what it means? well, what is proposed by dominic _ and what it means? well, what is proposed by dominic raab - and what it means? well, what is proposed by dominic raab it - and what it means? well, what is proposed by dominic raab it is i and what it means? well, what is l proposed by dominic raab it is very relevant to a case going on here today. we are encouraged yet again today. we are encouraged yet again today to hear the latest in what is happening with rwanda removal two, which were effectively stopped by the european court of human rights, or rather they stopped individuals being put on the flight, thereby crushing the policy to a grinding halt. underthis crushing the policy to a grinding halt. under this plan that injunction from the court will be stopped in the future by ministers, which is a major change in the law. judges at the moment can actually override the cord tumour growth they want to. one of the interesting things which is what has happened this morning as dominic raab has
told mps his policies are somewhat inspired by labour's original passing of the human rights act, in creating a system bringing writing to the british public, but not in a way that it was out of control. he said this is the problem, that effectively it has got out of control, it has become a villain is because my charger in some respects. he wants to rebalance it. there is a lot of concern from some in parliament, including some conservative backbenchers, that this bill needs more scrutiny. there is also concern from the right of the conservative party that this bill doesn't go far enough. there are many in the conservative party one of the uk to leave the european convention on human rights because they believe it is manifestly interfering in british life. dominic, thank you. police failed to see sexually abused children in rotherham as victims, a police watchdog has found. the independent office for police conduct report investigated 47 current and former officers,
after it was revealed at least 1,400 girls were abused, trafficked and groomed in the town between 1997 and 2013. it found crimes were not properly investigated due to "systemic problems" in south yorkshire police. the force's police and crime commissioner claims the report fails to identify any individual accountability, and lets down victims and survivors, as our north of england correspondentjudith moritz reports. rotherham is a town tarnished by its past, where children were sexually abused and exploited, and where the police turned a blind eye. i would have contact with the police on a daily basis. i was never treated as a victim. i was treated as somebody who was his mistress, somebody that was a part of his gang. sammy woodhouse was 1a when she met her abuser. he groomed her and got her pregnant, but officers who saw them together never intervened.
i remember on one occasion the police pulled him over, he looked about the car, asked me how i was, i got back in the car and we drove off. and there were so many occasions like that, and looking back, there werejust so many missed opportunities. a new report by the police watchdog, the iopc, gives fresh detail about systemic failings by the south yorkshire force between 1997 and 2013. children were blamed for their own abuse. the force says that wouldn't happen now. south yorkshire police of today is a different organisation. today in rotherham we have a specialist team to deal with child sexual exploitation, we work extensively with partners and we have the infrastructure, training and the people to deal with it. the iopc investigation took eight years and cost £6 million. there is criticism it hasn't delivered accountability. i think the iopc has let down the victims, the survivors. . i i think it is let down the police i
by dragging this out for so long. having these things hang over them. i think it is let down us, - the public of south yorkshire, by not providing a proper answer to the question of, where does l accountability live ? the iopc says its investigation is still open and its work is to ensure the situation doesn't happen again. no police officers have been sacked or prosecuted. more than a0 abusers have been convicted of grooming offences and cases continue to go through the courts. the justice system is still catching up with rotherham's past. judith moritz, bbc news, rotherham. the time is1:20. our top story this lunchtime. prices are continuing to rise at their fastest rate for a0 years, as food, energy and fuel costs climb. and we're live at the glastonbury festival, which has opened its gates for the first time in three years.
200,000 people will descend on worthy farm. many still trying to find somewhere to pitch their tent. and coming up on the bbc news channel, world champion dina asher—smith and katarina johnson—thompson are among the athletes chosen to represent england at the commmonwealth games in birmingham next month. more than 5 million refugees from ukraine are trying to settle into new homes across europe. for the 1000 now in wales, that settling in period begins at a so welcome centre. 0urwales period begins at a so welcome centre. 0ur wales correspondent has made some of the families staying there. —— meet. this small corner of welsh countryside has, for the last two months, become a haven for families fleeing war. the urdd centre normally hosts welsh schools, but it's ukrainian children who have been living, learning
and laughing here. 0lena and kateryna arrived just a fortnight ago, escaping the life where their children had to hide in basements. it feels like home. completely happy, both of my kids, they're just playing, they are at school every day. we travel, like, every week. so they're extremely happy. they feel safe here. for the children, there are daily lessons in english and welsh, and a world of activities. so their parents can concentrate on finding work, accessing benefits, and figuring out where they go next. the first refugees started arriving here in april. by now, there's over 220 adults and children, the youngestjust eight months old. this was only ever a temporary solution. the aim is to try and move all of the families on within the next month.
in all, the welsh government directly sponsored nearly 2500 people to come to wales. most are yet to arrive, so the scheme has been paused to move people on from welcome centres. it is now a challenge to make sure that we are able to get a flow out of the welcome centres, to free up more spaces for people to arrive. the next few weeks is about getting that balance. we have never expected that hospitality. marta is one of many waiting to hear where she, her daughter and two grandchildren go next. but she says she isn't worried. her only fear is for the family she has left behind. half of my heart is left in ukraine. it is my son, my daughter—in—law. but we are safe here. that is the most important thing for us. that sanctuary has brought some certainty, and for these children, most of all, the freedom to have fun again. hywel griffiths, bbc news.
facebook says it has removed a large number of accounts facebook says it has removed a large number of accounts and groups and groups posting pictures and videos of upskirting — posting pictures and videos of upskirting, following following an investigation by bbc news. our research found thousands an investigation by bbc news. our research found thousands of users openly sharing obscene material of women and girls, taken material of women and girls, taken in public without their consent. 0ur correspondent angus crawford has this report. this report contains some flashing images. this man is following a schoolgirl in new york, about to film up her skirt and post the footage on facebook. we've censored the images. but our investigation found facebook groups with thousands of members, all sharing so—called upskirt photos and videos. and with comments like this. members of these groups are all using anonymous accounts, so it's almost impossible to know who they really are. that video of the schoolgirl appears to be in the us.
but we also found men posting content from here in the uk. this image was taken at an airport in britain, without her knowledge or consent. we reported that photograph and some of the comments, but facebook said they didn't go against their community standards. since 2019, upskirting — taking photographs under someone's clothing without consent — has been illegal. yet when we reported images from those groups, none of them are taken down. it's disgusting. it's horrid. when morgan was 15, a man filmed her in a changing room cubicle. she's campaigned ever since against upskirting and harassment it's money to them, isn't it? the more users, the more photos, the more comments that are on photos, the more cash that they get. so upskirting makes facebook money?
yeah. pretty much. and there's more. we found group members sharing tips on upskirting, including this british man. we reported his posts, but again, they weren't taken down. and that shocked mpjess phillips, who's campaigned for women's safety all her career. oh, my god. what is wrong with facebook? what are your initial thoughts about facebook or what it's doing? i mean, i don't know how they can think that that is not beyond their community standards. well, that'sjust encouraging them. i would say that notjust facebook are failing in their... ..in their protection of people on their site, their privacy and their dignity, they're colluding with abusers. meta, which owns facebook, told us, upskirting was not allowed on the platform,
and that following our investigation, it had removed a large number of groups and accounts, and will continue to remove violating content when it becomes aware of it. remember the man in the us following schoolgirls? facebook has taken down some of his posts, but others remain. so we have tipped off police in new york. they are now investigating. angus crawford, bbc news. a statue — in tribute to the windrush generation — a statue, in tribute to the windrush generation, has been unveiled at waterloo railway station in london. the national monument — which depicts a man, woman and child — recognises the thousands of people who arrived in the uk from caribbean countries between 19a8 and 1971. the singer kate bush has given a rare interview, describing her delight that her 1985 hit running up that hill has just got to number one in the uk singles chart. # running up that road...
the song now has new fans — 37 years after it was first in the top ten — afterfeaturing in the netflix drama stranger things. speaking to emma barnett on woman's hour on radio a, kate bush said she thought the track would get some fresh attention — but has been shocked by the response. it's just extraordinary. i mean, it's such a great series. i thought that the track would get some attention, but ijust never imagined that it would be anything like this. it's... ..it�*s so exciting. it's quite shocking really, isn't it? i mean, the whole world's gone mad! kate bush. the gates have opened at the glastonbury festival after a three—year break because of coronavirus. hundreds of people queued from the early hours to be among the first on the site of the music festival in somerset. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson is at worthy farm. that is the pyramid stage, where billie eilish, sir paul mccartney and kendrick lamar will be
headlining over the weekend. you might be surprised to see they are still building the giant screens either side of the stage. but glastonbury opened its gates at 8am this morning and we were there. right, welcome! we're open! after a three—year wait, the very moment glastonbury finally reopened its doors. wahoo! and the festival's founder michael eavis was there to greet people. i like the top hat. look at that. perfect. greatest party on earth. thank you. thanks for coming. it was clear how much it meant to be back. incredible, isn't it, the feeling of everybody getting here. honestly, it's quite emotional. it's also exciting. you'd never believe it, you know. more spectacular this year. the wait has been so long, and it'sjust the biggest build—up we've ever had. keep moving. have an amazing time. festivalgoers had queued all night to make sure they got in early. three years, it's been a long wait. sum up what it means to you?
it means everything. this place means everything to me. it's my favourite place in the entire world, and to get back here after what's happened isjust absolutely fantastic. coming to glastonbury for the first time. i've had my ticket for three years. so, i can't wait. and explain the rollers? the rollers! these are just to look nice for one day! - a bit tired after the rave tent last night. and it's a very special day for one lady, known to herfamily as nanny pat. for her 80th birthday in 2020, all she wanted was a ticket to glastonbury. you've made it, you're in. i'm in! two years later, she's finally getting go. i hear you get quite close to the front of the stage. just describe your tactic. sneak round the side! you can get near the front. i can't get in the middle, i'd be slaughtered. i heard you got rowdy at the kaiser chiefs before. who told you that? a bit. you know, i can't keep still. i'm sort of bopping around.
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