financially, oh, it is a lot, because you are coming to work to make money and then you spend literally more than your day's wage and getting home. and it is exhausting. in the year up to the 12th of november, 3.8% of britain �*s trains have been cancelled. that's the highest since these records began eight years ago. avanti west coast had the highest proportion of cancellations at 8%. govia trains link which runs southern, thames lane, great northern and catholic express where second at 6.5%. next, trans to nine at 5.8%. these stats don't include strike days, nor advanced cancellations like those being made by transpennine the day before. train companies have apologised for disruption and say they are trying to improve. they say reasons include staff being off sick, a back log of driver training and severe weather, plus other factors such as drivers not working overtime. the transport secretary came to manchester today to meet mayors from across the north who have called on the government to intervene. we need to modernise how the railway
works so that we get a timetable, a better timetable that people can count on. that is the purpose of bringing people together, hammering out reform, getting the rail dispute sorted out, getting more drivers trained, that is what is going to deliver better services to passengers. that is the ultimate goal. with a new timetable due on the 11th of december, passengers want to see a service they can rely on coming down the track. the five mayors who took part in that meeting this afternoon described it as positive and said also the time for warm words was over and passengers in the north of england were rightly demanding action now. of course, passengers do face further disruption soon with the prospect of further national rail strikes in the run—up to christmas. mark harper, the transport secretary, has met union leaders over the last week but as things stand, those strikes are still set to go ahead. thank you.
our top story this evening. scientists say trials of a new drug show it can slow the progression of early stage alzheimer's disease, giving hope to millions. coming up, hsbc announces more than a hundred more of its banks will be closing across the uk. and in london, the new technology being used by the met to try and increase stalking convictions in the capital. plus how robots designed in london are entering the art world. a woman is killed on average every two days in england and wales. where the suspect is known, 90% of the victims were killed by men. now a group of bereaved families has joined together to campaign against male violence. they are asking for real action to deal with what they describe as a "tidal wave of violence" and "a culture of gross negligence". more than one—and—a—half million women experienced domestic
abuse last year according to the latest figures. the home office this evening said confronting domestic homicide is a key priority and they are investing more than £230 million in tackling these crimes. our special correspondent lucy manning has been talking to some of the families who've lost loved ones. i lost two people. one is my sister and one my niece. she was my elder sister. my absolute everything. she was my aunt and she loved romantic movies. l this room is filled with loss, grief and anger. the real impact of violence against women. many of them could have been prevented, but it's the systems in place and the policies in place that are failing everybody and we demand change. the failure from the police and other sectors was outrageous, was horrendous.
so it shows that there's a lack of understanding of domestic abuse. nour�*s sister and niece failed by west midlands police, dismissing their 999 calls. she called them four or five times and they didn't come out even though he was attacking her. so i don't know what it takes really for changes to happen. is it more women to die? anjali has seen little change. heraunt, mumtahina janna, strangled to death in 2011. a judge called her a silly woman when she said she feared her husband would kill her. nobody believed her. the police, children's services, doctors, school, everyone hadl nuggets of information. nothing was shared. from your experience, what do you think needs to change and improve? there's another angle to it which my aunt really, - really felt keenly, _ which was the racism that can also go hand in hand with misogyny- to downplay domestic violence even further than it was . already downplayed.
carol's daughter, ellie, stabbed 13 times by her ex—boyfriend. julie's daughter, poppy, stabbed 49 times by hers. they believe sentencing is unfair, with less time if a knife is used in the home rather than the streets. it's saying that the women who lose their lives in the homes with weapons that are often used from the kitchen, their lives are worth ten years less. it's insulting to the victim's lives. my daughter's life is worth 12.5 years to the criminaljustice system. the politicians just don't imagine that it could possibly happen to them. well, it could. and if they, forfive minutesjust actually really tried to get inside the pain that we feel constantly and think that could be my daughter lying there, then maybe, just maybe, they would begin to listen and change. my sister gemma was murdered by her husband.
i really believe there should be a domestic abuse register because i think from the first moment that you have been charged, you should have your name... you should be forced to put your name on that register, just like sex offenders do. the government are very keen about keeping streets safe, but actually it's not the streets that is the problem. the perpetrators are the ones who are roaming the streets and they are the ones that need to be dealt with. chloe was just nine when her mum suzanne was killed by her abusive partner. i think social services just need to do ten times better. - like there'd be times— where they would call and pre—book when they'd be coming to visit. there was a time he moved a rug from the living room _ to my bedroom upstairs, because it was blood - stains on the floor. it's not how things . should be done at all. aysha's cousinjan murdered by a convicted sex offender. what's your message to the government, to the prime minister, about what you've been through collectively?
listen and learn. our voices are the most important. if you don't listen, you're not going to get nowhere. along with other families, their new campaign group killed women will demand changes to protect women. too much violence, too many left without mothers, daughters and sisters. lucy manning, bbc news. for details of organisations which offer advice and support for anyone who has been affected by these issues, you can contact bbc action line. the bank hsbc is to close 114 branches across the uk from next april as part of modernisation plans. it says there has been a decline in the number of customers going into its premises, while the use of its digital app has almost tripled. our business correspondent
caroline davies is at an hsbc branch in south west london which is to shut. apologies come we don't seem to be able to hear caroline at the moment. we will try to go back to her. the world's largest active volcano in hawaii continues to erupt mowna lowa began spewing molten lava on sunday for the first time in almost a0 years. fountains of lava are being fired up to 200 feet high into the air. four fissures have opened up on the volcano. so far, the lava flowing down its sides is not endangering any people or property. but emergency shelters have been set up in case that changes. now we can go on to the world cup football now. france have been beaten by tunisia. france had
already qualified for the knockout stage and australia beat denmark, the semifinalist last years heroes, 1-0. the semifinalist last years heroes, 1—0. these are the scenes that we can't show them to you right now but they were quite ecstatic when the winning goal went in. it was 3:30am and hundreds of fans had gathered in federation square in the city. a peak tv audience of more than 17 million watched england beat wales 3-0 million watched england beat wales 3—0 last night in qatar. the three lions will play senegal next and a second—round knockout game at 7pm on sunday and then if they win that match they could face france. let the strap go enough to get your legs straight. let the strap go enough to get your legs straight-— let the strap go enough to get your legs straight. having eased through to the next round, _ legs straight. having eased through to the next round, group _ legs straight. having eased through to the next round, group winners i to the next round, group winners england could afford to take things a little easier here in doha today. a poolside stretch, recovery session come at a luxury hotel earlier, as the team wound down after a night to remember. england outclassed wales to secure their place in the
knockout phase of the competition. the first of two girls for the resurgent marcus rashford, who marked his return to the team with a poignant celebration.— poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of— poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of my _ poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of my friends _ poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of my friends a _ poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of my friends a couple - poignant celebration. unfortunately, i lost one of my friends a couple of l i lost one of my friends a couple of days ago. he's had quite a long battle with cancer, so i'm pleased i've managed to score for him. he's always been a big supporter of mine. he'sjust a great always been a big supporter of mine. he's just a great person and i'm pleased to have come into my life. england's next opponents on sunday will be senegal. their win over ecuador yesterday was enough to see them progress. this is how much it meant to the teams fans here in doha. and back home in dakar. senegal have begun their preparations for the match against england here in doha today. the two sides have never met in a competitive fixture but the african champions have ten members of their squad based on english football and they could well provide gareth southgate's side with their sternest
test to date here at the world cup. senegal now have a chance to match or even better their famous senegal now have a chance to match or even better theirfamous run to the quarterfinals 20 years ago. their win over france, one of the tournament is biggest ever shocks. one of those following the fortunes of senegal here told me their opponents would start as favourites. you will see every time the game of england, they are big players, and a good team. we know that it will be a very difficult game for senegal, but you are better in attack than defence. �* ., , ., , defence. but for wales, the “ourney is over. outclassed by h defence. but for wales, the journey is over. outclassed by england, - defence. but for wales, the journey is over. outclassed by england, and out of a tournament they'd waited 64 years to be part of, the squad will return home tomorrow. last nights match between the two home nations was watched by a peak uk audience of
18.7 million people, the biggest of the world cup so far. those numbers are certain to increase if england could now extend their stay. i'm afraid i can't show those pictures the volcano but we can speak to caroline who was outside an hsbc branch in london that is to close. sophie come in total, quarter of the existing hsbc branches will be closed by the end of next year, another sign of our changing face of high streets as more people are banking online. banks say they need fewer of these and say that during the course of the pandemic that process accelerated as more people find ways of banking that didn't mean they had to do it in person and according to the consumer group which, more than 5000 banks and building societies close branches, since january 2015. this has been an ongoing event. while banks say this is something we need to do, we've also heard from groups like the
unite union which represents workers who say they are concerned that people will be left behind particularly in rural areas who don't have such strong broadband all the elderly who don't feel quite so confident using online services. they say those people need to be remembered to be able to get cash and to be protected.— remembered to be able to get cash and to be protected. caroline, thank ou. time for a look at the weather. here's chris faulkes. just like yesterday we had a big contrast across the country. we had some dense patches of fog. this particular weather watcher picture were sent to us from the scottish borders area. and this fog lingered all day. that really hammer the temperatures and they didn't get above freezing at all even during the afternoon. the mildest weather was across western portions of the uk. this was cornwall where we saw temperatures reach 12. overnight i suspect fog will cause a few issues. initially across eastern scotland, north—east england, quite a murky, and further south was, wales, the
midlands and southern england likely to see dense fog patches as well. northern ireland, temperatures won't be low enough for it to form but bear this in be low enough for it to form but bearthis in mind, be low enough for it to form but bear this in mind, tomorrow morning we could still have a few issues left over across parts of england and wales with visibility perhaps down to 100 metres or so. the fog in scotland will probably left as this area of light patchy rain starts to work its way in so slow improvement here. otherwise, many of you have a dry day with some bright and sunny spells coming through and eventually temperatures around 7—9 across most of england and wales. the mildest weather towards the north—west. heading into friday weather picture, again it's going to be a day where most of you will have a dry weather day but there will be patches of rain across the far north of scotland but not really amounting to too much. the around 7—9 across england and wales. 9—11 for scotland and for northern ireland but the mild weather the north west of the uk meaning the weekend will have strong easterly winds blowing in. a lot of cloud sickener for patches of
light rain and drizzle but we were talking about cold weather next week. we are still seeing high pressure building in greenland and what that does is it sends northerly winds down across the country so what is going to happen as temperatures for all of us will be going down. for many, spells of sunshine around but for some of our higher communities, around 400 metres high, you will start to see some of the shower feeding and, to sleet or perhaps even a little bit of snow. we are not sure about how much is going to fall, but the trend is therefore temperatures to be dropping across the board so you will notice the change and it will feel a lot colder than it has done so far this autumn so for some, the first sign of winter weather and we could well see a little bit of snow particularly over some of the high hills. that's how the weather looking, sophie. thanks, chris. and that's it from the team here who'll be back at the slightly later time of 10.15. you can keep up with all the latest developments on bbc website.
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clinical trial finds clinical trialfinds a clinical trial finds a drug that can slow down progressions of the early stages of it. and in the world cup, france have topped group d despite losing 1—0 to tunisia and go through to the last 16 have you or anyone you know had a bike stolen here in london? good evening and welcome to bbc news. a long standing member of the royal household, lady susan hussey, has apologised and resigned after repeatedly asking a prominent black charity boss where she was really from during an event at buckingham palace yesterday. lady hussey, who is 83, was the late queen's lady in waiting for 60 years and is godmother to william, the prince of wales. the conversation with ngozi fulani took place at a reception on violence against women. our royal correspodent
nicholas witchell reports. buckingham palace yesterday afternoon, a reception concerning violence against women hosted by the queen consort. standing next to her here is ngozi fulani, chief executive of sister space and a prominent advocate for survivors of domestic abuse. also at the reception was lady susan hussey, on the left here, a lady in waiting to the late queen elizabeth for more than 60 years, and a senior member of the royal household. according to ngozi fulani, the following conversation took place between the two women.
another guest at the reception had the exchange. it made us feel like, perhaps we are not welcome, perhaps we do not belong here. and you can be pretty sure that a white woman would not have been on the receiving end of a line of questioning like that. buckingham palace said it took the whole incident extremely seriously. it went on, in this instance, unacceptable and deeply regrettable comments have been made. the individual concerned
would like to express our profound apologies for the hurt caused, and has stepped aside from her honorary role with immediate effect. lady susan hussey has worked at buckingham palace for much of her adult life. she is close to the royal family and is godmother to prince william. for the palace, the episode is particularly problematic given the duchess of sussex's allegations of racist attitudes within the palace. she has been speaking to a correspondence eric campbell. i am deel correspondence eric campbell. i —n deeply disappointed that this happened at such an important event i think what it does is it signals, signifies the account megan gave and here he gave of their experiences. it's true and what is really interesting is the queen consort
made a very powerful speech and spoke about one of the most important things is to believe survivors of domestic abuse when they come forward and make complaints and i feel that the principle applies here to and megan came forward and what she believed, there was pushback in her account was questioned and if that principle applies enough of the queen consort to include it in her speech, than it should apply what would you like to see, the leading question has resigned and offered what else needs to be done? sister space is known for training competence training and the workers spaces payment survivors from african heritage backgrounds editing the household staff has a similar training programme editing the household staff has a similartraining programme and i
think we have to see an acknowledgement from the very top of the breadth and depth of these problems and i think we need to see the royal household push back against the narratives that are becoming so normalised in this country over who belongs here and who does not. they can play a leadership role in that.- who does not. they can play a leadership role in that. when you live in a society _ leadership role in that. when you live in a society element - leadership role in that. when you live in a society element that - leadership role in that. when you | live in a society element that often puts you in a situation where your sense of belonging is questioned, but your sense of belonging is questioned, but ou ., ., ., ,' sense of belonging is questioned, but ou ., ., ., but your nationality is always ”uttin but your nationality is always putting the — but your nationality is always putting the question, - but your nationality is always putting the question, you - but your nationality is always i putting the question, you never but your nationality is always - putting the question, you never get use to it and that is what this felt like it is happened in an event or we have been invited to come of a prestigious event that will been invited to and actually, it really took the shine off the event i would much rather be sitting here talking to you now about ending violence against women and girls, but
actually breath and have a conversation about institutional racism in the royalfamily instead. and that is the tragedy here. henge and that is the tragedy here. have issued a statement _ and that is the tragedy here. have issued a statement saying the person in charge has resigned from the duties and are deeply sorry for any hurt that may have been caused. is that good enough? where does this go for now? i do that good enough? where does this go for now? ., ., ., ., , , for now? i do not want her to step down, for now? i do not want her to step down. wander _ for now? i do not want her to step down, wander to _ for now? i do not want her to step down, wander to step _ for now? i do not want her to step down, wander to step up - for now? i do not want her to step down, wander to step up i - for now? i do not want her to step down, wander to step up i want i for now? i do not want her to step| down, wander to step up i want all of them to step up. i'm joined by melissa it was the community reporter at the daily mirror and she spoke earlier about what happened at buckingham palace. thank you very much forjoining us and what frame of mind was ngozi and when you spoke to her question that
when you spoke to her question that when i spoke to ngozi, she said she was very trained and want to take a day to process what happened but the news it's just — day to process what happened but the news it'sjust been _ day to process what happened but the news it'sjust been across _ day to process what happened but the news it's just been across the - news it's just been across the world, shocked at what is happening. she says that she was stunned, she was taken aback and felt blindsided when it all happened because she said that she was at a party at the palace and when she attended that eventin palace and when she attended that event in the summer, she did not experience anything like this and so, she was completely shocked when it happened in the event that she attended. a, , ., ., attended. may be noted that particular— attended. may be noted that particular venue _ attended. may be noted that particular venue but - attended. may be noted that particular venue but you - attended. may be noted that particular venue but you do i attended. may be noted that. particular venue but you do hear people saying that this kind of conversation happens far too often in 2022. i think it is quite sad and exhausting and i know many biack exhausting and i know many black --eole exhausting and i know many black eo - le will exhausting and i know many black people will know _ exhausting and i know many 3i5c< people will know people ask exhausting and i know many 3i5c«1 people will know people ask that
because of, you do not affect question of a white person if they say they're british that is exactly what happened here with ngozi fulani and she did say she was british but it seems like the person kept pressing and wanted to know where exactly in africa are you from and it's just confusing by the first response wasn't an acceptable one for her. ,, . , response wasn't an acceptable one for her. ,, ., , , for her. she has resigned, apologise. _ for her. she has resigned, apologise, what _ for her. she has resigned, apologise, what more - for her. she has resigned, | apologise, what more does for her. she has resigned, - apologise, what more does the for her. she has resigned, _ apologise, what more does the royal house would need to do beyond acknowledging and apologising? i think ngozi fulani did not want the woman to step down and that it was a bigger issue and it needs to be some training as to how to speak to black people or people from different cultures know to treat them with respect and understand racism and outcomes up in society and perhaps are stepping down, i don't know, and it seems more running away than
dealing with the issue in understanding, i think it would be right if she would meet with ngozi fulani and just apologised directly to her and acknowledge she did offend her in a very deep way. how does this change _ offend her in a very deep way. how does this change for you, the reports that we heard from the duchess of sussex that she faced racism when she was part of the royal household. it racism when she was part of the royal household.— racism when she was part of the royal household. it doesn't really chance royal household. it doesn't really change anything _ royal household. it doesn't really change anything and _ royal household. it doesn't really change anything and play - royal household. it doesn't really change anything and play people, | change anything and play people, when those reports came out, a lot of people believed megan and so, this would not come as a breast to many people in the black community. ever happens to you, melissa, how do you respond? do you have to sit with the discomfort? i you respond? do you have to sit with the discomfort?— the discomfort? i think every black erson, the discomfort? i think every black person. myself— the discomfort? i think every black person, myself included _ the discomfort? i think every black person, myself included as - the discomfort? i think every black person, myself included as at - person, myself included as at december the discomfort because
you're in a situation you discomfort, dis be 1fort, people are spaces or be acting and should everyone should be acting and should abort a standard of good behaviour, we shouldn't have to feel like at any moment somebody might say something appalling towards you, you should be able to go into the spaces and not feel that we have to sit with any sort of discomfort. what's the wider societal _ with any sort of discomfort. what's the wider societal conversation - with any sort of discomfort. what's the wider societal conversation you would like to have? in the wider societal conversation you would like to have?— would like to have? in regards to this, i think _ would like to have? in regards to this, i think they _ would like to have? in regards to this, i think they need _ would like to have? in regards to this, i think they need to - would like to have? in regards to this, i think they need to be - this, i think they need to be dealing with racism up front dealing with it and i think that people stepping down or moving on, doesn't really solve the problem. there has to be an uncomfortable conversation
about racism in the royalfamily to be an uncomfortable conversation about racism in the royal family to to say rather with 1 rather with have rather with have rathei and ut , . with have ratheiand what , . to do thank you very for forward. �* time. are 25,000 ambulance workers when we called out on strike for christmas. paramedics and call handle and other staff members in the union and unison were responding to the governments 4% pay our correspondent reports. together, and a show of strength comes from the biggest unions involved in industrial action representing rail workers, college and university employees, postal
workers and nhs staff. joining picket lines soon will be paramedics and 999 call handlers. 25,000 ambulance workers for members of the gmb and unison have voted to strike in england and wales and all of these ten areas, they could walk out before christmas.— before christmas. for the last ten ears, before christmas. for the last ten years, ambulance _ before christmas. for the last ten years, ambulance calls _ before christmas. for the last ten years, ambulance calls have - before christmas. for the last ten years, ambulance calls have beenj years, ambulance calls have been increasing by over 70% in the number of staff have increased by only 7%. those figures are just unsustainable and the pressure on ambulance workers and health workers has been building and building stop by the royal college of nursing is also walking out of her two days in december hundreds of people have already been involved in strike action this year. some people have
compared this to the industrial action of the 1970s in the winter of discontent so, how does it compare. injune and september, 741,000 days were lost to strike action, you come to this figure if you count up all of the dates of each worker was on strike. no data was available during the pandemic but, you can see that we are nearly at a decade—long high in terms of lost days. if you look at the number of days lost compared to the 1970s, this year spike over here is tiny in comparison. in 1979, which is shown by this middle peak year, 29 million days were lost in strikes year, 29 million days were lost in strike , ., ., , strikes they admitted it was disappointing _ strikes they admitted it was disappointing that - strikes they admitted it was disappointing that so - strikes they admitted it was disappointing that so many | strikes they admitted it was - disappointing that so many nhs trust voted to strike but there are many more strike days effective this
winter and there will be more union votes over industrial action in the new year. meeting five mayors in the north of england to discuss record numbers of trained cancellations. data showed that when a 26 services have been asked in the north of this joins the meeting on zoom because as of the trains are too unreliable. our transport correspondent reports. it's been appalling, frankly. unreliable.— it's been appalling, frankly. unreliable. , ., unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i t not to unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i try not to use _ unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i try not to use the _ unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i try not to use the train _ unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i try not to use the train now - unreliable. absolutely dreadful. i try not to use the train now for i try not to use the train now for work_ try not to use the train now for work stop— try not to use the train now for work st0p with _ try not to use the train now for work stop with that _ try not to use the train now for work stop with that is - try not to use the train now for work stop with that is a - try not to use the train now for work stop with that is a flavour try not to use the train now for i work stop with that is a flavour of the passengers _ work stop with that is a flavour of the passengers of _ work stop with that is a flavour of the passengers of tort _ work stop with that is a flavour of the passengers of tort is - work stop with that is a flavour of the passengers of tort is recentlyj the passengers of tort is recently about _ the passengers of tort is recently about the state _ the passengers of tort is recently about the state of— the passengers of tort is recently about the state of train _ the passengers of tort is recently about the state of train services. the passengers of tort is recentlyl about the state of train services in the north— about the state of train services in the north of— about the state of train services in the north of england. _ about the state of train services in the north of england. getting - about the state of train services in| the north of england. getting from home _ the north of england. getting from home to _ the north of england. getting from home to the — the north of england. getting from home to the job _ the north of england. getting from home to the job as _ the north of england. getting from home to the job as a _ the north of england. getting from home to the job as a vet _ the north of england. getting from home to the job as a vet and - the north of england. getting from l home to the job as a vet and greater manchester— home to the job as a vet and greater manchester is — home to the job as a vet and greater manchester is become _ home to the job as a vet and greater manchester is become increasingly. manchester is become increasingly stressfut — manchester is become increasingly stressful. delays _ manchester is become increasingly stressful. delays and _ manchester is become increasingly stressful. delays and cancellationsj stressful. delays and cancellations regularly _ stressful. delays and cancellations regularly mean _ stressful. delays and cancellations regularly mean being _ stressful. delays and cancellations regularly mean being late - stressful. delays and cancellations regularly mean being late and -
stressful. delays and cancellations regularly mean being late and to. stressful. delays and cancellations i regularly mean being late and to pay for a taxi~ _ regularly mean being late and to pay fora taxi. ~ ., regularly mean being late and to pay for a taxi. ~ ., , , for a taxi. what impact this is havin: for a taxi. what impact this is having on _ for a taxi. what impact this is having on you _ for a taxi. what impact this is having on you in _ for a taxi. what impact this is having on you in your- for a taxi. what impact this is having on you in your life - for a taxi. what impact this is - having on you in your life because emotionally exhausting have to look at the train times every single day and hope beyond hope that you are going to be stranded anywhere and financially, it's a lot. you going to be stranded anywhere and financially, it's a lot.— financially, it's a lot. you come to work to make _ financially, it's a lot. you come to work to make money _ financially, it's a lot. you come to work to make money and - financially, it's a lot. you come to work to make money and spend i work to make money and spend literally more than your day is going home and it's exhausting 3.8’s going home and it's exhausting 3.896 of british transit _ going home and it's exhausting 3.896 of british transit been _ going home and it's exhausting 3.8% of british transit been cancelled and that is the highest since these records began eight years ago. that the highest proportion of cancellations and 8% and a link where the teams link and gatwick express work at 6.5% in next on 5.8%. in these stats don't include strike days for advanced cancellations like those being made tjy cancellations like those being made by them the day before. train companies of apologise for disruption and so you're trying to
improve and they say reasons include staff being off sick and the backlog of driver training and severe weather plus other factors such as drivers not working overtime. the transport secretary team to manchester today to meet mayors from across the north of called on the government to intervene stop living it to modernise of the railway works we get a better timetable thatis that is the purpose of hammering out reform, getting the railway sorted out and that is what is going to deliver better services to passengers— deliver better services to assen . e ., , ., passengers that is the ultimate coal. . passengers that is the ultimate goal. . passengers _ passengers that is the ultimate goal. . passengers want - passengers that is the ultimate goal. . passengers want to - passengers that is the ultimate goal. . passengers want to see| passengers that is the ultimate l goal. . passengers want to see a service they — goal. . passengers want to see a service they can _ goal. . passengers want to see a service they can rely _ goal. . passengers want to see a service they can rely on - goal. . passengers want to see a service they can rely on coming i goal. . passengers want to see a - service they can rely on coming down the track. is game on for england as they are through to the last 16 of the world cup and came overfor through to the last 16 of the world cup and came over for well slots 3—0 to them on tuesday. we also leave qatar disappointed but proud of the first world cup experience and 64
years. and little bit on senegalfor a place in the quarterfinals. my colleague brought us up to date. it's been a pretty dramatic afternoon in plenty of twists and turns as the group reorganised itself throughout the evening and let's bring you up—to—date because tune an easier and actually beat in france 1—0 and if it still wasn't enough to see through the last 16 though, they were already guaranteed to progress and so, they did put on the reserve team and made nine changes to the starting line—up and in the final documents of injury as well, a french goal was disallowed and so, the tendency in fans absolutely thrilled, they may not be progressing but they have been the mighty world champions in france and so, the fans are relieved and happy to see that. australia is the story of the night, finishing after
denmark following a goal from the 60th minute and that also means that they finish in the top to them will progress and they have achieved only once before, and 2006. but speak to david mark and at the game, what a match, what was the reaction from fans and from players when you won that match?— that match? extranet. it's been the most extraordinary way _ that match? extranet. it's been the most extraordinary way for - most extraordinary way for australians to be denmark and australia's ring 38 and it's not a team of champions and they do have extraordinary grid and we seen amazing scenes here and in melbourne, there were incredible federations where they were squaring that goal. australia made it to the final but this is the best ever world cup result winning these games
after they were beaten soundly by friends, they went after two need to get they've come out and be denmark and it's a really good quality team it's an amazing night for a football. it it's an amazing night for a football. . it's an amazing night for a football-— it's an amazing night for a football. , ,., football. it is quite something the s: uare football. it is quite something the square was _ football. it is quite something the square was packed, _ football. it is quite something the square was packed, what - football. it is quite something the square was packed, what do - football. it is quite something the square was packed, what do you i football. it is quite something the - square was packed, what do you think this winter night will do for football in australia it's already on the map and in a country that supports this, what will it do in terms of the following of the game are people playing the game? it’s are people playing the game? it's auoin are people playing the game? it�*s going to be a massive hit for australia and to put kind of context, this is a team of champions from the premier week, from spain, italy and less time australia had a team like this, they had them all playing at the top level and other competitions around the world, spain, germany and so on, but this team is made up of players and a lot
of them are playing in australia, some injapan, it really is a team ofjourneymen belief come together and they have an extraordinary team spirit and that is the one thing that they keep talking about, they keep talking about their belief and over and over again, the belief the team is in themselves and each other. and it really is a national team and it does completely unite australians because most australians, football or rugby league rugby union whatever the sport may be, and when it comes to football, when they go into the square, it's extraordinary and there's no question of the organising body will be hoping for this and bearing in mind too that the women's world cup is on next year there will be an extraordinary time frustrating football. taste year there will be an extraordinary time frustrating football.— time frustrating football. we have been sharing _ time frustrating football. we have been sharing their _
time frustrating football. we have been sharing their viewers - time frustrating football. we have | been sharing their viewers pictures in melbourne, absolutely remarkable to see the celebrations there in the middle of the night and have to say, as a team that is very united and the grit and determination of the team there is no particularly well—known plays in terms of the international team for the standout players tonight. ii international team for the standout players tonight-— players tonight. if such a great team effort- — players tonight. if such a great team effort. matthew - players tonight. if such a great team effort. matthew scored l players tonight. if such a great l team effort. matthew scored the players tonight. if such a great - team effort. matthew scored the goal and those are really wonderful effort and crew then left just inside the poster and a beautiful goal. history of the game was denmark and the first 30 minutes absolutely dominated australia and i think a lot of spectators like here we go and a matter of time before they score and write to matt ryan and they gradually australia got backin and they gradually australia got back in the game and it was
beautifully distraught that he make structure throughout the game and in the second half, but instead to get more and more try to break down the long ball, things are not working for them but the australian defence, that was the war teams defence, the structure was really what won them the game and they were managing to play very well. it was an incredible effort given the fact that this is the third game in a daze and i know it's the same starting line—up but the australian team in each game. they've booked an extraordinarily well. ., , for the first time, scientists have found a drug that slows the progression of early stage alzheimers disease. it's called lecan—emab and it is being hailed as a breakthrough. it does have potential serious side effects — but scientists believe it may herald a new era of treatment bring hope to tens of millions of people around the world.
our medical editor, fergus walsh, reports. dementia is the most feared condition among older people, but mavis who is 88 is enjoying her retirement, such as coffee mornings, despite a diagnosis of early—stage alzheimer's. i don't feel old, i don't feel tired particularly. we enjoy life together, and i've got family which i absolutely adore and enjoy them. life, i think, is rather nice. mavis' short—term memory is badly affected, and she increasingly relies on her husband, rodney. what are you going to do with yourself today? i have no idea. you are going up to have an infusion at the clinic. oh, thank you. that's exciting. come on, rodney, let's get going. mavis is one of nearly 2,000 patients who took part in a pivotal trial of an experimental alzheimer's treatment.
so i'm just going to show you the hippocampus, i and that is where all our short—term memory is stored. _ and what you can see is that - structure is very small and shrunken and replaced by fluid i because of the disease. alzheimer's gradually destroys key areas of the brain involved in memory and understanding. the damage is driven by the build—up of a rogue protein called amyloid, which clumps around neurons in the brain. the new drug lecanemab binds to amyloid, which prompts immune cells to attack and clear it from the brain. in the trial, lecanemab slowed cognitive decline by about a quarter over 18 months. lecanemab is not a cure. it can only help patients in the early stages of alzheimer's, but it is the first drug to convincingly slow cognitive decline, so that makes it a breakthrough
against this relentless disease. doctors running the trial are delighted by the findings. this is so exciting because now we are getting results, the first results, that are indicating that the drug is successfully treating the underlying cause and it is slowing down the symptoms of cognitive impairment, and also the behavioural symptoms associated with alzheimer's disease. you look nice and warm. mavis may have been on a placebo drug during the trial, but is now definitely getting lecanemab. she receives an infusion every two weeks at this clinic in surrey. now, i heard you had a big coffee morning this morning. _ oh, did i? her alzheimer's is still progressing, but her husband says it's not robbed her of her personality. we don't want to just sit around and wait for the inevitable, which is why we applied for the trial, and we are now extremely pleased that we did so,
because, you know, it appears to have had a very positive effect on mavis. mavis had no side effects, but others on the trial did, including brain swelling and microbleeds. lecanemab is farfrom being a perfect drug, but alzheimer's researchers say it points the way to better treatments in future. fergus walsh, bbc news. hundred 40 bank branches and some outlets are serving less than 230 people a week in pandemic meant more customers than ever had switched to online banking. this correspondent carolyn davis reports. a court of the existing branches will be closed by the end of next
year and this is just another sign of the changing faces as more people are banking online and they say during the course the pandemic, that accelerated as more people had to do it in person. according to a consumer group, more than the 5000 banks and since january 2015 and is assuming the need to do because they have to unite the union which represents workers who say they are concerned that people will be left behind particularly in rural areas do not have such strong broadband the elderly who may not feel not so confident using online services and they say those people would be able to get cash and be protected. now it's time for a look at the weather. good evening. after what's been a mild and wet november, the start of december brings something different weather—wise. a generally colder feel than we've been used to of late,
but something a little bit drier — at least for a time now. as we go through tonight, we will see some splashes of rain through northern ireland and the western side of scotland. eastern and southern scotland, england and wales predominantly dry. but once again there'll be some big areas of mist and murk, some low cloud and fog. and you could see a touch of frost — if it stays cloudy, your temperatures will stick above freezing. into tomorrow, then, some patchy rain across the northern half of the uk, much of that tending to ease away. some big areas of cloud, some mist and murk, but some sunshine too, through southern and western parts of england, wales, northern ireland lifting temperatures to 12 celsius. it will be colder than that if it stays grey and gloomy where you are all day long. into friday and the weekend, we stick with a rather chilly feel. lots of dry weather, butjust a bit of rain here and there. hello, i'm olly foster, here's what's coming up