Plan B Begins

Plan B Begins

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Friday, 10 December

So here it is... Merry Maskmas. As England's new Covid rules start to take effect, the Daily Mirror’s Pippa Crerar, who first broke the news about last year’s Downing Street Christmas gatherings, brings us up to date on the controversy. Meanwhile, the BBC’s Ed Thomas tells Adam about the impact of the pandemic on poverty and mental health in Burnley, where he has been following communities in some of the town’s most deprived areas over the past year. And Brit Awards’ Rising Star winner, Holly Humberstone, talks about becoming famous during lockdown and why she supports mask-wearing at her gigs. Today’s Newscast was made by Daniel Wittenberg with Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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