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This is Breakfast, with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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More misery for hundreds of thousands of passengers as southern

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rail is hit by a fresh wave of strikes. More than 2000 trains have

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been cancelled on some of the network's busiest commuter lines.

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Jeremy Corbyn says Britain can be better off after Brexit.

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And for the first time, he says he's not wedded to freedom

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of movement of EU workers into the UK.

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A last-minute spending spree boosted retail sales this Christmas,

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with more of us waiting til the last minute to snap up a bargain.

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But experts say it was our last big splurge before a difficult year

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Fifa are set to approve plans to have 48 teams

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And Carol has the weather. Good morning. A breezy day ahead of us.

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For some of us, starting on a bright note with sunshine. It is cold.

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Thicker cloud in the west will introduce rain going from east to

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west during the day. Later the wind will strengthen.

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And I'll have more details on the weather for you in 15 minutes.

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Thanks, Carol. Another strike is affecting

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services on Southern rail. days this week.

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will stop work for three The dispute about the role

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of the guard on trains has been Our south of England

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correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, Duncan, what is the mood

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like among passengers there? It has been crippling train lines

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for ten months. Commuters are out there. You have to get up early. It

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takes longer. I am abandoning going out to town tomorrow. We will see

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how things go later in the week. I have managed to get a train but it

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is not good. It is really packed. It seems talks between the two sides

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have turned nasty. They have been malicious. At best they have been

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deceitful and at worst, spiteful. Our reality is that we are now

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experiencing a new type of industrial relations in our industry

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that we have not seen for some time. It is a row over the on board guard.

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Southern ones them to take over the safety critical job of taking over

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the doors. But the union says the guide should do it. A report by the

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regulator says their plans were safe as long as they provided the right

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equipment and training. All of the 2000 plus services in the company

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will be cancelled today, tomorrow, and Friday. There will be huge

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disruption on Thursday as well because the trains will be in the

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wrong place at. That is on top of an overtime ban cutting services daily.

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Another three strikes are planned later this month. The issue of

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driver controlled trains is affecting Southern today but it

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could easily transferred to other franchises through Britain.

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Duncan Kennedy is at Horsham. A really difficult time for so many

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people trying to travel. Absolutely. The start of another dismal day for

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maybe 200,000 people. At Horsham, 5- 10,000 people who would normally use

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this concourse. Look inside. It is completely empty. Nothing running

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whatsoever. The difference compared to the strike last month is that

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Southern, together with other coach companies, putting on coaches to run

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from here, about 200, and are saying it is very much a backup service.

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Don't expect much from it. It will get people from Central London to

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other train stations where they can pick up other services. Very much

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picking up the slack. Bradley will not take a coach or a train. How

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will you get to work in London? I am driving today to Paddington to get

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some parking there. I will try that today and maybe buses later in the

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week. Another frustrating day. Not just a frustrating day, but a

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frustrating year. The strike today is just another day of no train. We

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are looking at something like 20% less trains over all on normal non-

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strike days. Brighton to Victoria during peak hours is limited. There

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is no express, there is nothing. This needs to end. It is all about

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who opens these doors, the driver, the guardunderstand the dispute. Can

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you see why no one is talking to each other? It was interesting

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watching the debate last night. It is frustrating. What needs to happen

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is the government needs to step in and mediate. If there are questions

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over safety, why is this being pushed out so hard? It needs to be

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mediated and a truce needs to be reached. Thank you. Good luck trying

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to get into Central London. Another strike tomorrow and Friday. Forget

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the trains tomorrow as the trains will not be in right place. Missouri

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for hundreds of thousands of people in the south this week. -- misery.

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Thank you for that. We will speak to the director of Souther Rails at 710

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this morning. A 15-year-old girl has been arrested

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after the death of a seven-year-old The younger girl was found

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with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area of the city

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yesterday afternoon. She was taken to hospital

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but died a short time later. The teenager remains in police

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custody and is being questioned by officers from North

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Yorkshire Police. Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's

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approach to Brexit in a speech later today, saying for the first time

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that he is not "wedded" But he will warn that the UK cant

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afford to lose full access Our political correspondent,

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Iain Watson, is in Westminster. Iain Jeremy Corbyn has been under

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pressure to respond to Labour voters concerns over

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immigration, hasn't he? Good morning. Today we will hear

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that. Not just from some of his own MPs. Has a tricky position. He has

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to talk about the Remain voters. But he also has to reach out to those

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who backed Leave in many parts of England outside London. We are

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hearing a shift in rhetoric from Jeremy Corbyn, saying that he

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recognises concerns about immigration in particular. He has

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indeed set for the first time that they are not wedded to the principle

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of free movement between European countries which seems to be

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significant. If you look at the policies, I don't think he has

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changed much. We have not seen any at all. He says it is important to

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get access to the European single market, rather than having controls

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on migration. His policy on that is the same as it was before. In

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addition to that, he is policy is basically to try to stop employers

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bringing in cheap labour to undercut people already here. No policy on

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limiting numbers. He does not want to give false promises so no target.

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He will say that today. And no restrictions like his MPs are

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calling for on the numbers of people with no skill at all coming into

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Britain to work. His opponents are attacking him for that. He will also

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talk positively about the benefits of Brexit and the ability of a

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Labour government for example in the future to intervene in the industry.

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The Lib Dems are saying this proves that he never really campaigned to

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keep Britain in the EU in the first place. Thank you. Coverage of that

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speech a little later across the BBC.

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Retailers are reporting a strong end to 2016,

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with sales up in December compared with the previous year.

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According to the British Retail Consortium, many of us left it

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to the last minute to splash the cash, and much of it was

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Are you responsible for this? I left it until Christmas Eve. A lot of it

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was festive food. You are right. People left it late because they

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were expecting a bargain. All of those sales in the windows lit up.

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The sales are happening before Christmas and not after as it always

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used to. The British Retail Consortium says overall there is a

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1% rise on how much we spent this year rather than last year on

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Christmas shopping. On line sales have been good as well. 7.2% up.

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Shop sales on the high street went down. The on line figures always

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look good, but not as good as last year. Lusty was the real big arrival

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of on line shopping. -- last year. We have gotten used to it this year.

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Not the sort of increase as we saw. There has always been a worry. How

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long before hand do you have to order to make sure you get it? That

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is why they go to shops themselves. They do well. There is a warning

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that this year could be a tough one for retailers because we know that

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inflation is starting to pick up. That is a result of the fall in the

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value of the pound after the vote for Brexit. It has meant the value

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of the pound has fallen significantly. Anything imported

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from overseas will cost us more. In the run-up for Christmas we did not

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feel that much because retailers had already bought that stock. In the

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new year we will see prices going up. Inflation should hit about 3%

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this year. It could mean writers start rising on the things we pay.

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We will not necessarily get a pay rise at work at the same time so it

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may mean the money in our pockets will get a squeeze. A tough year for

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retailers this year. Morrisons as results at seven. We will hear from

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them and we expect them to do well. Sainsbury, Tesco, and others this

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week. An. Boris Johnson, who's

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visiting Washington, says he's confident Britain will be

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first in line for a trade deal The Foreign Secretary has been

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meeting senior Republican politicians who've promised to make

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a US-UK trade deal a priority, Barack Obama warned in April

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that the UK would be at the back Police in Northamptonshire have

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closed a stretch of the M1 motorway after a body was found in the road

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in the early hours of the morning. The northbound carriageway

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between junctions 16 and 17, near Northampton and Rugby,

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was shut following the discovery and is expected to remain

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closed for most of today. Police are investigating

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the circumstances of the death. The British and Irish governments

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say they're going to work to try to find a solution

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to the most serious political crisis Yesterday, the deputy First

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minister, Sinn Fein's Martin It came after weeks of tensions

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between his party and their partners in the power-sharing government,

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the Democratic Unionists. An ancient giant sequoia tree,

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known for the massive hollowed-out tunnel at its core, has been knocked

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over during a series of storms The historic Pioneer Cabin Tree had

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survived for centuries, and allowed tourists to pass

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through it before it came down due It featured graffiti

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dating back to the 1800s, when visitors were allowed to etch

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their names into the tree's bark. Look at it. It is quite amazing,

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isn't it? You can't just make stuff up. I don't know why I said three. I

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don't know. I was looking at the pictures.

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It seems even squirrels have a sweet tooth as they've been caught making

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The owner of a grocery store in Toronto, who filmed this unlikely

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thief, said the squirrels have stolen more than 40 chocolates.

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They've now to social media for advice about how

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The obvious joke, do you think they have gone for fruit and nut?

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Amazing. Go on. The same one again. He is not doing much to stop them.

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More gentle squirrel encouragement. That is what happens if you keep

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feeding them chocolate. It could be an Olympic sport if it carries on. I

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would certainly watch it. We are talking about a big vote in FIFA.

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This is one of the things that Infantino campaigned about, a bigger

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tournament. It looks as though we'll be

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seeing more teams involved Fifa are expected to agree plans

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later, to expand the tournament to 48 teams starting

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from the 2026 World Cup. Infantino thinks... Well, a bit more

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money in that. 521 million profit in it. He says it will let other

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countries play on the big stage. Critics say it will dilute the

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quality of the football. Claudio Ranieri has won FIFA's first

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Coach of the Year award. The Leicester City manager

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was in Zurich to pick up the title, recognition of his achievement

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in leading the 5000:1 shots to the Premier League

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title last season. Cristiano Ronaldo won

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the Player's Award. Leeds United came from behind

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to make it through to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup,

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beating Cambridge United 2-1. They'll go to either non-league

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Sutton United or AFC Wimbledon next. England's former captain

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Chris Robshaw will miss the whole of the Six Nations

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with a shoulder injury. The flanker is expected to be out

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of action for 12 weeks. I normally get excited when we talk

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about Six Nations because it means spring is on the way. But 12 weeks

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is still a long-time. Shall we have a look at the papers? Yes. Here is

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Ben. He is running. Let's have a look at the front of the Times. We

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are talking about the Golden Globes and Meryl Streep has made front

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pages of the papers. That was after her public spat with Donald Trump.

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She had a go at him. He has had a pot back. And one in four A are on

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say. Wigan Warriors, people who don't exercise during the week.

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Apparently you can do at couple of sessions of exercise and you will

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live longer -- Weekend warriors. That could be the way forward.

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Britain's most senior judge mishandling the trial of a Royal

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Marine found guilty of killing a wounded fighter. This is a wonderful

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picture of the moon. The reason why the papers are talking about it is

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the discovery that rather than the giant object striking earth and

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forming a cloud of debris they suggest multiple asteroid strikes

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created a moonlits, which merged. Lots of little moon is making a big

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moon. OK... Let's have a look at the front page... Oh, hold on. Happy New

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Year. The Daily Mirror, Hunt scraps before our A, and it is your

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fault, and there again is Rijal -- Meryl Streep and Claire Foy from the

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Queen. I have enjoyed reading from the papers today, there is nothing

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exceptional in the sports papers, but there is a really long and

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lovely interview with Sir Andy Murray, as we have to call him.

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Someone sat down with him for the first time since we heard about the

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knighthood as he prepares for the Australian Open and he is talking

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about how he anguished over whether to accept it, at the age of 29, the

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only second player in history as well, with more playing days in

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front of him, he was wondering if it was too soon or if he should say no.

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He had messages of congratulations from Alex Ferguson and Jose

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Mourinho, which he thinks is cool, as a massive fan. After tennis he

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fancies going to work in football. He is a big fan. He said he wants to

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coach a young player coming up or get involved in football. That would

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be interesting. He is quite good at keepy-uppy. Yes. You sent me to look

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at the Tube strike siesta they and the pictures are of the chaos

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yesterday. Crush hour in the Sun. You can see the taxi queues and

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people trying to get on the buses. Similar in the Mirror with people

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trying to get onto the extra buses. Even though the strike finished at

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six o'clock Tom of the trains were not in the right place, and here is

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the evidence -- finished at six o'clock, the trains were not in the

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right place. It took people a long time. And for Southern passengers,

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they will be facing disruption. The Tube strike has ended but much more

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disruption for those on Southern. Thank you. This one on the inside of

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the Sun, this is a homeowner nightmare. This young lady is trying

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to sell her house. She can't at the moment because of a dongle. One side

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of her bedroom officially belongs to her neighbour. Oh, my goodness.

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Officially she doesn't own half of the bedroom and so she can't sell

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it. Extraordinary. I want to ask this later, thunderstorm? This is an

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official term, and active shower with thunder as well, turning into

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snow, so the water will fall as snow. I think Carol would do a

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better job than me. Thank you. Plenty more from these guys through

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the program. You're watching

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Breakfast from BBC News. The main stories this morning:

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Further misery for commuters as Southern Rail drivers

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begin their latest walk out. Britain can be better off

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after Brexit, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who also says

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Labour is not wedded Shall we try to get to the bottom of

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this? Thunder snow? It is when the thunder in the snow is called

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thunder snow. It is quite simple. This morning we have a chilly start

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for some with clear skies. As the weather front comes from the west it

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will turn milder and colder. This morning we have cloud around. We

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have some breaks. That is where it will feel nippy. The cloud is thick

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enough for the odd shower. Some across the south-west, the Midlands

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and northern England as well. Into Scotland, cloud, bright spells and

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some showers. The weather front coming from the west producing rain

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for Northern Ireland. It isn't particularly heavy. It is a warm

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front. As it pushes to the east the temperature will go up. You can see

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the cloud building ahead of it, raising the sunshine. Then behind it

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we feed in cold air through the course of the day. Heading into the

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evening and overnight you will notice the wind, the strength will

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pick up. Northern and western Scotland will have casts to gale

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force, even severe gales, extending through the course of the night --

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gusts. Meanwhile, we have a plethora Showers coming in, some will be

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wintry. Here is the weather front continuing over to the new

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continent. The wind might cause disruption tonight. Across the tops

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of the Pennines we could have 70 mph, that might affect higher-level

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roots of the M62. Tomorrow with the strong winds it could lead to some

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travel disruption. We are looking at strong winds from north Wales, the

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north Midlands, heading northwards. The strongest winds for the north of

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Scotland. You will notice the winds elsewhere. If you're travelling in a

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high sided vehicle, light vehicle, a bike, buried in mind, it will be

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much colder with wintry showers in the north, increasingly pulling at

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lower levels as well. -- falling. Another windy day in prospect on

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Thursday. Not as wind in the south. The next weather coming in, this

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from the south-west, this will bring rain but the problem is as it

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engages with the cold air it could fall as snow. It might fall to snow

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on modest hills and possibly at lower levels. We could be looking at

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a combination of rain, sleet and snow for Southern counties. We over

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the next few days this area of low pressure will be giving us some

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trouble. Nor for that and we have wintry showers. It will feel much

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colder than has done. Some of those will fall at lower levels as well.

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That is Thursday. Those are the temperatures to expect, three or

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four in the north. It will feel much colder. Look at that, -2, -3, so get

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out your woollies. Thank you. Wolf whistles, car horns

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and concerns over safety - these are just some of the things

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women say they worry According to research

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from England Athletics, more than a third of British women

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have received some form of harassment while running

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on their own, as Holly Hamilton # you can call me runner. It has

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quickly become one of the UK's most popular sports with the number of

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people in England this is -- is abating increasing. If you are a

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woman it is unjust cold weather that can be more than a little

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offputting. With a show of hands how many people feel they have been

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harassed while outrunning? That is pretty much all of you. It is people

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trying to make fun, have a joke and stuff, so it hasn't been harassment,

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but you could take it that way and feel intimidated by it. And it seems

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they are not alone. Research from England Athletics revealed more than

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a third of British women have been harassed in some way while running

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alone. More than 60% said they feel anxious and nearly half of those

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asked said that was due to personal safety concerns. I got shouted at by

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a couple of men as I was running around, and whistled at, that was

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quite intimidating. You get beat with horns. I was running through a

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village I know and a group of lads started running at the sight of me.

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It was a bit intimidating. I kept running and thinking, you won't beat

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me, crack on. You do get the odd car that beats its horn as we go past.

:25:10.:25:15.

Races with cars. Nothing else better to do then beat them all and

:25:16.:25:19.

wolfwhistle. But British women are fit for it with most insisting it

:25:20.:25:22.

wouldn't put them off altogether. Running in a group is a lot better

:25:23.:25:27.

than if you are running on your own. When you are in a group it is the

:25:28.:25:31.

support and everything that you go through with everybody around you so

:25:32.:25:34.

it doesn't feel as intimidating as if you are running on your own.

:25:35.:25:40.

These runners say it is about safety in numbers, so all that is left to

:25:41.:25:43.

worry about is keeping up. That is fantastic. Do you run on

:25:44.:25:56.

your own? I do but I wouldn't at night. I run with a triathlon club

:25:57.:26:03.

at night because I don't feel safe. Margaret said, fat comments shouted

:26:04.:26:06.

from the same car on several occasions. I took to running at

:26:07.:26:11.

night to avoid unknown individuals. Leah says, that is why I joined the

:26:12.:26:16.

gym, less comments from mindless thugs in cars. Suzanne, cheering

:26:17.:26:21.

from youths in a van, it made me laugh and I took it as an

:26:22.:26:24.

encouragement. That is the best way to approach it, isn't it, to laugh

:26:25.:26:26.

at it. You can e-mail us at

:26:27.:26:27.

bbcbreakfast@bbc.co.uk or share your thoughts with other

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viewers on our Facebook page. Still to come this morning: This

:26:30.:26:32.

incredible footage has captured chimpanzees making

:26:33.:26:37.

straws to drink water. We'll speak to an evolutionary

:26:38.:26:41.

biologist about the discovery. Time now to get the news,

:26:42.:26:44.

travel and weather where you are. Plenty more on our website

:26:45.:30:13.

at the usual address. This is Breakfast with

:30:14.:30:25.

Louise Minchin and Dan Walker. Prices at the pumps are going up,

:30:26.:30:28.

and soon, motorists could be paying 25% more for fuel

:30:29.:30:34.

than they were this time last year. Also this morning, with class

:30:35.:30:38.

sizes on the increase in some places, we'll see how one

:30:39.:30:44.

secondary school copes with 46 And the "Worst Witch" book series

:30:45.:30:47.

has enchanted children for decades, and it's now

:30:48.:30:51.

being turned in to a new TV series. We'll meet one of its stars

:30:52.:30:55.

later in the programme. But now, a summary of this

:30:56.:30:59.

morning's main news. Another strike is affecting

:31:00.:31:04.

services on Southern rail. Drivers belonging to the Aslef union

:31:05.:31:06.

will stop work for three The dispute about

:31:07.:31:09.

the role of the guard on trains has been going

:31:10.:31:12.

on for nearly ten months. Our transport correspondent,

:31:13.:31:15.

Richard Westcott, has this report. It is a dispute which has been

:31:16.:31:29.

crippling London's train lines You have to get up early to go

:31:30.:31:32.

underground or get a bus. I am abandoning going

:31:33.:31:47.

out to town tomorrow. We will see how things

:31:48.:31:50.

go later in the week. I have managed to get

:31:51.:31:53.

a train but it is not good. It seems talks between the two

:31:54.:31:56.

sides have turned nasty. The tactics they have used

:31:57.:32:00.

have been malicious. At best they have been dishonest,

:32:01.:32:05.

disingenuious, deceitful, Our reality is that we are now

:32:06.:32:07.

experiencing a new type of industrial relations

:32:08.:32:12.

in our industry that we have not It's a row over the role

:32:13.:32:14.

of the on board guard. Southern wants drivers to take over

:32:15.:32:22.

the safety-critical job But the union says

:32:23.:32:25.

the guard should do it. A report by the regulator says

:32:26.:32:28.

Southern's plans were safe as long as they provided the right

:32:29.:32:32.

equipment and training. All of the 2000 plus services

:32:33.:32:34.

in the company will be cancelled There'll be huge disruption

:32:35.:32:37.

on Thursday too because the trains And that's on top of an overtime ban

:32:38.:32:41.

cutting services daily. Another three-day strike

:32:42.:32:49.

is planned later this month. The issue of driver-controlled

:32:50.:32:52.

trains is affecting Southern today, but it could easily spread to other

:32:53.:32:55.

franchises through Britain. We will be speaking to Southern

:32:56.:32:58.

rail's Passenger Services Director Nobody can hear you but we are going

:32:59.:33:01.

to carry on. Carry on. A 15-year-old girl has been arrested

:33:02.:33:12.

after the death of a seven-year-old The younger girl was found

:33:13.:33:17.

with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area of the city

:33:18.:33:20.

yesterday afternoon. She was taken to hospital

:33:21.:33:23.

but died a short time later. The teenager remains in police

:33:24.:33:26.

custody and is being questioned by officers from North

:33:27.:33:29.

Yorkshire Police. Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's

:33:30.:33:31.

approach to Brexit in a speech later today, saying for the first time

:33:32.:33:35.

that he is not "wedded" Mr Corbyn's critics have previously

:33:36.:33:38.

accused him of failing to heed the concerns of traditional

:33:39.:33:42.

Labour voters who opted He'll say that Labour will demand

:33:43.:33:44.

"fair rules and reasonably managed Boris Johnson, who's

:33:45.:33:49.

visiting Washington, says he's confident Britain will be

:33:50.:33:54.

first in line for a trade deal The Foreign Secretary has been

:33:55.:33:57.

meeting senior Republican politicians who've promised to make

:33:58.:34:01.

a US-UK trade deal a priority, Barack Obama warned in April

:34:02.:34:04.

that the UK would be at the back Police in Northamptonshire have

:34:05.:34:08.

closed a stretch of the M1 motorway after a body was found in the road

:34:09.:34:20.

in the early hours of the morning. The northbound carriageway

:34:21.:34:24.

between junctions 16 and 17, near Northampton and Rugby, has been

:34:25.:34:26.

shut following the discovery and is expected to remain

:34:27.:34:29.

closed for most of today. The British and Irish governments

:34:30.:34:36.

say they're going to work to try to find a solution

:34:37.:34:39.

to the most serious political crisis Yesterday, the deputy

:34:40.:34:42.

First minister, Sinn Fein's Martin

:34:43.:34:45.

McGuinness resigned. It came after weeks of tension

:34:46.:34:47.

between his party and their partners in the power-sharing government,

:34:48.:34:50.

the Democratic Unionists. Northern Ireland Secretary James

:34:51.:34:52.

Brokenshire is expected to make Concerns have been raised

:34:53.:34:54.

about the care of transgender prisoners following four deaths

:34:55.:35:01.

in just over a year at jails Nigel Newcomen, called for jails

:35:02.:35:04.

to be more flexible and proactive in managing inmates

:35:05.:35:10.

who had changed gender. In the past few months,

:35:11.:35:12.

the Ministry of Justice has revised its guidance to ensure

:35:13.:35:14.

the "great majority" of transgender inmates are dealt with according

:35:15.:35:17.

to the gender they identify with. I am taking extra care with the time

:35:18.:35:41.

checks at the moment. It is 6:35. New Year new you. If you are a

:35:42.:35:47.

cynic, you would think the plans to expand the World Cup are about the

:35:48.:35:55.

cash. Infantino wants to expand the already quite large team and mount

:35:56.:36:03.

up to 48 teams. That would create millions more from the World Cup but

:36:04.:36:07.

puts extra pressure on the host country. 16 teams will travel across

:36:08.:36:13.

the world to play one match and go back again. That is the nature of

:36:14.:36:19.

it. But Infantino says it is a good idea because it would mean more

:36:20.:36:23.

teams get to play at the World Cup on the world stage and what better

:36:24.:36:26.

way to boost football across the world. It is not about the money. He

:36:27.:36:29.

says. It looks as though we'll be

:36:30.:36:31.

seeing more teams involved Fifa are expected to agree plans

:36:32.:36:33.

later to expand the finals from 32 teams to 48 teams starting

:36:34.:36:38.

from the 2026 World Cup. There'd be 16 groups of three,

:36:39.:36:41.

and then a straight knock-out stage. Critics say it will dilute

:36:42.:36:44.

the quality of the football but one The African and Asian continents

:36:45.:36:56.

will benefit. We should not be scared. The Euros have shown that

:36:57.:37:02.

island, Welsh, these are countries that know about football. --

:37:03.:37:09.

Ireland. Now the world of football knows the techniques. The

:37:10.:37:14.

entertainment will be there for sure anyway.

:37:15.:37:15.

Claudio Ranieri has won FIFA's first Coach of the Year award.

:37:16.:37:18.

The Leicester City manager was in Zurich to pick up the title,

:37:19.:37:21.

recognition of his achievement in leading the 5000:1

:37:22.:37:23.

shots to the Premier League title last season.

:37:24.:37:26.

I think what happened last season in England was amazing, it was

:37:27.:37:38.

something strange. The god of fools said Leicester must win only this.

:37:39.:37:42.

Only this. And who else but Cristiano Ronaldo

:37:43.:37:43.

was player of the year. He added the Fifa trophy

:37:44.:37:46.

to the Ballon D'or award he picked up last month, after a season

:37:47.:37:49.

in which he captained Portugal to the European Championship and won

:37:50.:37:53.

the Champions League The FA Cup holders,

:37:54.:37:55.

Manchester United, have been drawn But here's what the Cup

:37:56.:38:02.

is all about. Wycombe Wanderers,

:38:03.:38:07.

from League Two, see Tottenham Hotspur

:38:08.:38:08.

pulled out of the hat They quite like the idea

:38:09.:38:10.

of a trip to White Hart Lane. You can see the full draw

:38:11.:38:13.

on the BBC Sport website. Look at those celebrations. We were

:38:14.:38:23.

talking yesterday about how some viewers were disappointed it was

:38:24.:38:29.

just Premier League games on the television for free to view viewers

:38:30.:38:34.

over the weekend. Look at that. That is what it is about. Lower level

:38:35.:38:40.

team is going to White Hart Lane. You have to celebrate with your

:38:41.:38:47.

phone in your hand, don't you? Jamie Vardy's party all over the Internet.

:38:48.:38:49.

Leeds United made it through last night,

:38:50.:38:51.

though they were given a scare by League Two Cambridge United,

:38:52.:38:54.

who went ahead through Oochay Ikpeazu.

:38:55.:38:56.

But Alex Mowatt scored the winner for Leeds.

:38:57.:38:58.

They'll go to either non-league Sutton United or AFC Wimbledon

:38:59.:39:01.

England's former rugby captain Chris Robshaw will miss the whole

:39:02.:39:07.

of the Six Nations with a shoulder injury.

:39:08.:39:09.

The flanker damaged his left shoulder

:39:10.:39:11.

in Harlequins' match with Worcester on New Year's Day and is expected

:39:12.:39:14.

Joe Root should be available for the start of England's one-day

:39:15.:39:21.

Root will fly out tomorrow, having stayed in the UK to be

:39:22.:39:25.

with his partner for the birth of their first child.

:39:26.:39:28.

The rest of the squad are already in India,

:39:29.:39:30.

including captain Eoin Morgan who was criticised by some

:39:31.:39:33.

for missing the tour of Bangladesh because of security concerns.

:39:34.:39:39.

When things have been announced like that you can plan how to deal with

:39:40.:39:45.

them. My way of dealing with that was get away from things, which I

:39:46.:39:50.

did. And I did not see a great deal of it. I think my family has seen a

:39:51.:39:56.

lot of it and were very offended, but that is part and parcel of being

:39:57.:39:59.

in the limelight sometimes. But certainly standing here I do not

:40:00.:40:01.

regret my decision. Johanna Konta's preparations

:40:02.:40:03.

for the Australian Open continue The British number one

:40:04.:40:06.

is through to the third round of the Sydney International

:40:07.:40:09.

after a comfortable straight sets win over Australia's

:40:10.:40:12.

Daria Gavrilova. Do you still have a Christmas tree

:40:13.:40:26.

in your backyard? Ours is right there. Behind the camera.

:40:27.:40:29.

LAUGHING. . This is the annual world Christmas

:40:30.:40:34.

tree throwing competition held in Germany. It includes three different

:40:35.:40:38.

types of borrowing, the high jump, which you can see there, the

:40:39.:40:43.

javelin, and this guy has a rope, I am not sure if that contravenes the

:40:44.:40:48.

rules, and spinning. That is one of the categories. It looks like it is

:40:49.:40:54.

allowed. Christopher Miloff went the service, 22.5 metres. That is a long

:40:55.:40:59.

way. Miner still on the front garden. It fell over in the wind

:41:00.:41:04.

this morning. I saw it as I was heading out. At least I have

:41:05.:41:08.

something interesting to do with it. I have always thought the welly wack

:41:09.:41:17.

is the best. My dad broke the record. 641. Breakfast.

:41:18.:41:27.

Northern Ireland is facing its most serious political crisis

:41:28.:41:30.

in a decade, following the resignation of Deputy First

:41:31.:41:32.

The departure of the Sinn Fein politician

:41:33.:41:35.

from the country's power-sharing executive means Democratic Unionist

:41:36.:41:37.

leader Arlene Foster loses her position as First

:41:38.:41:39.

To find out more, we're joined by Jon Tonge,

:41:40.:41:42.

Professor of Politics at University of Liverpool,

:41:43.:41:44.

who specialises in Northern Irish politics.

:41:45.:41:49.

I suppose it is an interesting time for you but worrying times for

:41:50.:41:55.

others. This is about, just explain to us, renewable heat scheme

:41:56.:42:02.

bringing down the government. Arlene Foster, First Minister, she was the

:42:03.:42:07.

minister in charge of the scheme for three years. She is being directly

:42:08.:42:12.

blamed by political opponents for what went on in terms of the scheme.

:42:13.:42:15.

Basically, the difference between the skin, trialled on this side of

:42:16.:42:22.

the waters, was to try to encourage people to go to more energy

:42:23.:42:26.

efficient ways of dealing with feel. -- scheme. Arlene Foster has been

:42:27.:42:31.

held responsible by her opponents by this watched scheme, find a lot of

:42:32.:42:38.

money. -- botched. That is the base of the problem. Martin McGuinness

:42:39.:42:44.

has stepped down. That means she has to take over the role. She is in a

:42:45.:42:50.

difficult position. Two resignations yesterday. One voluntary from Martin

:42:51.:42:54.

McGuinness. And another because Arlene Foster was stood down by him.

:42:55.:42:58.

You have to have a First Minister for the groups respectively. What

:42:59.:43:05.

happens next, Sinn Fein has seven days to nominate a replacement for

:43:06.:43:08.

Martin McGuinness. That will not happen. That is it. The ball is now

:43:09.:43:15.

in the Secretary of State's court to get the parties around the table to

:43:16.:43:19.

come up with a compromise. It is difficult to see where that will lie

:43:20.:43:23.

because Arlene Foster says she will not step aside for a single day in

:43:24.:43:27.

advance of an enquiry taking place into what happened. If she sticks to

:43:28.:43:33.

that position, there is no reason to suggest she will move from it, we

:43:34.:43:37.

are looking at elections in Northern Ireland. What will happen in terms

:43:38.:43:43.

of elections, it looks like the DUP and Sinn Fein will still be the

:43:44.:43:47.

largest parties. Haps Sinn Fein could become the largest and provide

:43:48.:43:52.

the First Minister. -- perhaps. But how do you restore this in northern

:43:53.:43:57.

Ireland if you have the same problem and you have no enquiry into the

:43:58.:44:03.

heating scheme? Fascinating. Could this be the end of her political

:44:04.:44:08.

career? It would be if the DUP is not returned as the largest party in

:44:09.:44:12.

Northern Ireland. If she is re-elected, the DUP will make her

:44:13.:44:19.

claim she has a mandate to carry on as First Minister from the

:44:20.:44:23.

electorate. Thank you for your time. Thank you.

:44:24.:44:25.

You're watching Breakfast from BBC News.

:44:26.:44:26.

The main stories this morning: Further misery for commuters

:44:27.:44:29.

as Southern Rail drivers begin their latest walk out.

:44:30.:44:31.

Britain can be better off after Brexit, according

:44:32.:44:33.

to Jeremy Corbyn, who also says Labour is not wedded

:44:34.:44:36.

Here's Carol with a look at this morning's weather.

:44:37.:44:47.

We are off to South Ayrshire. Good morning. It is a cloudy start. Of

:44:48.:44:58.

us. A beautiful picture here. -- it is a cloudy start for some of us. At

:44:59.:45:02.

the moment we have some clear skies. Under the clear skies temperatures

:45:03.:45:07.

have dropped. There is quite a bit of clout around. Here and there the

:45:08.:45:12.

clout is thick enough to be producing some showers, so the

:45:13.:45:16.

south-west England, the Midlands, East Anglia, northern England. And

:45:17.:45:20.

as we drift into Scotland a very similar story. Some clear skies and

:45:21.:45:25.

also some showers. Perhaps heavier across Scotland. Then we run into

:45:26.:45:29.

this area of rain. It is a warm front which is coming our way. The

:45:30.:45:33.

rain on it will be substantial. What it's going to do is move from the

:45:34.:45:37.

west to the east through the day so the cloud will build a racing and

:45:38.:45:42.

eradicating the area of sunshine for most of us. And then behind it we've

:45:43.:45:46.

got a cold front on its heels. And behind the cold front you will find

:45:47.:45:50.

it will slowly start to turn colder through the day. The thing you will

:45:51.:45:54.

notice tonight is the strengthening win. Now across the far north of

:45:55.:45:59.

Scotland we are looking at Gus DeGale even severe gales. It will be

:46:00.:46:03.

a windy night across-the-board especially from north Wales,

:46:04.:46:11.

Norfolk, north was -- looking at Gusts to gales. Elsewhere, higher

:46:12.:46:18.

levels of the M62 might be affected, and through the course of tomorrow

:46:19.:46:23.

strong winds will be an issue and might lead to travel disruption.

:46:24.:46:27.

Tomorrow it will be colder for us all. The weather fronts pushing to

:46:28.:46:33.

the new continent. There will be some sunshine but with the cold air

:46:34.:46:36.

we will see an increasing wintry showers. Even at levels across

:46:37.:46:40.

Scotland, and the hills across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

:46:41.:46:44.

It is still going to be windy tomorrow. As we head on into

:46:45.:46:49.

Thursday you can see the strong wind from these isobars in the north of

:46:50.:46:53.

the country. First eight also brings low pressure. This area of low

:46:54.:46:58.

pressure is giving us such a headache. What we think of the

:46:59.:47:02.

moment will happen is as it comes across Southern counties it will

:47:03.:47:05.

engage with the cold air. That combination means that some of us

:47:06.:47:09.

will see some sleet and snow. So if we look at the picture you can see

:47:10.:47:14.

in the north we have wintry showers. Again at lower levels at times. And

:47:15.:47:18.

we have rain coming in across South Wales in southern England. As eating

:47:19.:47:22.

gauges with the cold air we will see some of the snow on the hills and we

:47:23.:47:26.

might see some at low levels. We don't expect it to last for terribly

:47:27.:47:31.

long. But the jury on this is out and it could change. It could go

:47:32.:47:34.

further north, it could also go further south. Don't make this the

:47:35.:47:39.

last forecast that you see. These are the temperatures. In the court

:47:40.:47:44.

air and wind it will feel more like below freezing for many. -- in the

:47:45.:47:50.

cold air and wind. I like the way you work a little advert for the

:47:51.:47:54.

weather in as well. It was really good. It won't be the last one that

:47:55.:47:56.

we watch, we promise. Motorists could be paying 25% more

:47:57.:47:57.

for petrol by the end of this month, Yes, sorry, I am off the bearer of

:47:58.:48:01.

bad news. This is research from

:48:02.:48:09.

the Petrol Retailers' Association, and we can speak to

:48:10.:48:12.

them in just a sec. But to understand what we pay

:48:13.:48:14.

at the pumps, we need to look Oil prices have more

:48:15.:48:18.

than halved since summer 2015, and that meant cheaper fuel for us,

:48:19.:48:25.

even though much of what we pay This morning the Petrol Retailers'

:48:26.:48:28.

Association says it expects oil We've not seen since prices

:48:29.:48:33.

like that since June 2015. And back then, prices

:48:34.:48:41.

rose to 117p per litre. But today, many of us

:48:42.:48:43.

are already paying that, so it's expected motorists will be

:48:44.:48:46.

paying over ?1.25 Brian Madderson is Chairman

:48:47.:48:48.

of the Petrol Retailers Association. Good morning. When we see these

:48:49.:49:09.

figures, we have a tendency to get caught up in the wholesale price.

:49:10.:49:14.

What the world oil markets are doing. How does it affect what we

:49:15.:49:19.

pay at the pump? A lot of it is tax. Yes, we still have duty at 57.9 5p

:49:20.:49:29.

per litre, with 20% VAT it works out at about 65% of what we pay at the

:49:30.:49:34.

pump is tax. We are lobbying the Treasury very hard to try to reduce

:49:35.:49:40.

the duty by at least 3p per litre. That would be good for consumers

:49:41.:49:47.

around the UK. In the meantime, the other levers which are important for

:49:48.:49:54.

the prices are Brent crude, the oil price standard, and that has almost

:49:55.:49:59.

doubled since last year. Why is it rising? Because OPEC at last seemed

:50:00.:50:05.

to have come to an agreement when they met in November to cut

:50:06.:50:09.

production from February. That production cut is meant to stabilise

:50:10.:50:15.

and push prices up because all of the OPEC countries, indeed, Russia

:50:16.:50:20.

has been included in that, have got their own internal economic problems

:50:21.:50:25.

and they are desperate to get a higher price. They have held the

:50:26.:50:30.

western world to ransom before and I think this is what they are doing a

:50:31.:50:38.

game. We are looking at the likelihood of $60 per barrel --

:50:39.:50:46.

doing it again. The second thing is pound sterling against the US dollar

:50:47.:50:49.

because oil prices are in US dollars and yesterday we had a 10 week low

:50:50.:50:54.

of pound sterling when it collapsed. You may say it has come at the worst

:50:55.:50:59.

time with prices going up for everything else, even in the shops,

:51:00.:51:04.

we won't see wages go up this year and, you are right, inflation rising

:51:05.:51:08.

as a result of the fall in the value of the pound, is there anything to

:51:09.:51:12.

avoid this? Yes, pressure the Chancellor to reduce duty. Will he

:51:13.:51:20.

listen? It is a familiar tale. He never really does it. Yes, because

:51:21.:51:25.

their own research, which they did in 2014, showed that reductions in

:51:26.:51:32.

duty have got a beneficial lock onto the whole economy. Remember, the UK

:51:33.:51:39.

is a transport economy. 100% of our food moves by road and 80% of all

:51:40.:51:44.

goods. If you have got higher delivery costs, higher distribution,

:51:45.:51:47.

that will affect the whole economy and be negative. It is really good

:51:48.:51:51.

to talk to you. Thank you for explaining that.

:51:52.:51:57.

I will have the figures from Morrisons in 10 minutes. Stay tuned.

:51:58.:52:02.

Have a look at these incredible pictures.

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For the first time, scientists have captured incredible images

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of chimpanzees making straws to drink water.

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But what more does it tell us about the primate described

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Joining us in the studio now is Susanne Shultz,

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an evolutionary biologist from Manchester University.

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It looks fantastically efficient, doesn't it, so what have they done?

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They have developed a strategy to get water out of trees. And what is

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nice is it shows another new behaviour that chimps have

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developed. There are other populations in Africa where we see

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different solutions to the same problem. We can go from population

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to population and you see chimpanzees doing different Hades.

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What have they done with the stick? -- different behaviours. They have

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chosen the stick, they chew on the end of it and basically it makes it

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something that soaks up water. Sponge. They put it into a tree

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will, which they can access the water, then they suck on the end of

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the stick. Essentially like you say, it is learning how to solve a

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problem, and I am sure I have seen footage of chimps trying to get

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honey out of nests, so it is about saying, what do I need to do, I will

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use a straw? That is what they do better than any other close

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relative. They develop a toolkit of things to solve problems in their

:53:38.:53:42.

environment. They can extract honey, they do termite fishing, and other

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population in central Africa uses leaves, they chew up the leaves to

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use as a sponge. They look at the environment and solve problems. And

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they learn from each other. There is a baby chimp learning as well. That

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is another thing that is unusual. They use what we call social

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learning a lot. If one animal in the group solve the problem, another

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will come and watch them and go, I will try that as well. What does it

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tell us more broadly about intelligence? There have been a

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number of studies looking at the different kinds of behaviours

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primates use and what we know it is primates with big brains like

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chimpanzees have bigger toolkit than primates with more brains. And if we

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want to put this in the context of human abolition we can look at this

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as potentially an early springboard into our own use of technology and

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innovation. Because what they do is they develop new strategies and

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tools but not to the extent that we do. Obviously. Really fascinating.

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And when you see pictures from your point of view, that is a

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breakthrough? I'm not sure it is a massive breakthrough. Is very

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interesting. We have a lot of detailed information on chimpanzees

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from across Africa and they do lots of interesting things, so this is

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another interesting thing that they do. Have you ever tried drinking tea

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through a chocolate bar? You by the end of both and suck tea through the

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chocolate bar. Oh, you have to experience this. Really? It is a

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life changer. Thank you. Still to come this morning:

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The parents of actor Peter Davison used to own a sweet shop,

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so how did he do in an experiment No chocolate tea, that's the shore.

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I want you to show me this. -- that's for sure. I cannot name the

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chocolate bar that I use it with, This is Breakfast,

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with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker. More misery for hundreds

:59:13.:00:02.

of thousands of passengers as Southern Rail is hit

:00:03.:00:04.

by a fresh wave of strikes. More than 2,000 trains have been

:00:05.:00:07.

cancelled on some of the rail Thank you for turning the TV on this

:00:08.:00:10.

morning. Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's

:00:11.:00:38.

approach to Brexit in a speech later today, saying for the first time

:00:39.:00:52.

that he is not "wedded" Fifa are set to approve

:00:53.:00:54.

plans to have 48 teams Good morning. A quiet day in terms

:00:55.:01:18.

of weather. Some sunshine. A band of rain coming in from the west and

:01:19.:01:22.

going east through the day. Tomorrow will be very windy with some of us

:01:23.:01:26.

in the south of England seeing gales. It turns colder with some

:01:27.:01:29.

snow. More details in 15 minutes. Another strike is affecting

:01:30.:01:35.

services on Southern rail. Drivers belonging to the Aslef union

:01:36.:01:39.

will stop work for three The dispute, about the role

:01:40.:01:42.

of the guard on trains, has been going on for

:01:43.:01:45.

nearly ten months. Our transport correspondent,

:01:46.:01:48.

Richard Westcott, has this report. It's a dispute which has been

:01:49.:01:53.

crippling one of Britain's busiest You have to get up early to go

:01:54.:01:56.

underground or get a bus. I am abandoning going

:01:57.:02:06.

out to town tomorrow. We will see how things

:02:07.:02:10.

go later in the week. I have managed to get a train

:02:11.:02:13.

but it is not good at all. And it seems talks between the two

:02:14.:02:16.

sides have turned nasty. The tactics that they've used have

:02:17.:02:25.

been particularly malicious. At best they have been dishonest,

:02:26.:02:27.

disingenuious, deceitful, Our reality is that we are now

:02:28.:02:30.

experiencing a new type of industrial relations

:02:31.:02:34.

in our industry that we have not It's a row over the role

:02:35.:02:36.

of the on board guard. Southern wants drivers to take over

:02:37.:02:41.

the safety-critical job But the union says its safer

:02:42.:02:43.

for the guard to keep doing it. A report by the regulator says

:02:44.:02:53.

Southern's plans were safe as long as they provided the right

:02:54.:02:56.

equipment and training. All of the 2000 plus services

:02:57.:02:58.

in the company will be cancelled There'll be huge disruption

:02:59.:03:02.

on Thursday too because the trains And that's on top of an overtime ban

:03:03.:03:05.

which is cutting services daily. Another three-day strike

:03:06.:03:11.

is planned later this month. The issue of driver-controlled

:03:12.:03:13.

trains is affecting Southern today, but it could easily spread to other

:03:14.:03:15.

franchises through Britain. Richard Westcott, BBC News. We will

:03:16.:03:32.

speak to the director in just a few minutes.

:03:33.:03:35.

Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's approach to Brexit in a speech later

:03:36.:03:38.

today, saying for the first time that he is not "wedded"

:03:39.:03:41.

But he will warn that the UK cant afford to lose full access

:03:42.:03:46.

Our political correspondent, Iain Watson, is in Westminster.

:03:47.:03:50.

Iain Jeremy Corbyn has been under pressure to respond to Labour voters

:03:51.:03:53.

concerns over immigration, hasn't he?

:03:54.:03:54.

It is good to speak to you again. That is right on a couple of fronts.

:03:55.:04:01.

First of all, he wants more scrutiny of Theresa May's plans. Even his MPs

:04:02.:04:08.

are asking him what Labour's plans are after Brexit. He has always been

:04:09.:04:12.

pressed to do more to reach out to Labour voters who voted to leave in

:04:13.:04:17.

the referendum outside of London. He is addressing the issue of

:04:18.:04:22.

immigration head on. He is showing he recognises concerns about the

:04:23.:04:29.

efforts of immigration. He is also saying he is no longer wedded to the

:04:30.:04:36.

free movement within Europe. But his policies do not seem to be changing

:04:37.:04:40.

much at all. His solutions on immigration are similar to what he

:04:41.:04:47.

put forward before. An impact fund to help those areas with high levels

:04:48.:04:51.

of immigration put forward by Gordon Brown. He will also say they will

:04:52.:04:55.

try to prevent unscrupulous employers bringing in cheap labour

:04:56.:04:59.

from the EU to undercut workers already in Britain. Elsewhere in his

:05:00.:05:04.

speech he is talking positively about some of the benefits of

:05:05.:05:09.

Brexit, including that the future of the government could intervene on

:05:10.:05:13.

behalf of British industry. Some old EU rules could be swept aside copies

:05:14.:05:19.

of his MPs are saying privately that this proves his heart was not in the

:05:20.:05:23.

campaign to stay inside the EU in the first place. It is good to talk

:05:24.:05:25.

to you as ever. Thank you very much. A 15-year-old girl has been arrested

:05:26.:05:28.

after the death of a seven-year-old The younger girl was found

:05:29.:05:31.

with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area of the city

:05:32.:05:34.

yesterday afternoon. She was taken to hospital

:05:35.:05:37.

but died a short time later. The teenager remains in police

:05:38.:05:40.

custody and is being questioned by officers from North

:05:41.:05:42.

Yorkshire Police. Boris Johnson, who's

:05:43.:05:47.

visiting Washington, says he's confident Britain will be

:05:48.:05:48.

first in line for a trade deal The Foreign Secretary has been

:05:49.:05:52.

meeting senior Republican politicians who've promised to make

:05:53.:05:55.

a US-UK trade deal a priority, Barack Obama warned in April

:05:56.:05:58.

that the UK would be at the back The British and Irish governments

:05:59.:06:02.

say they're going to work to try to find a solution

:06:03.:06:19.

to the most serious political crisis Yesterday, the deputy First

:06:20.:06:22.

minister, Sinn Fein's Martin It came after weeks of tensions

:06:23.:06:26.

between his party and their partners in the power-sharing government,

:06:27.:06:30.

the Democratic Unionists. Our Ireland correspondent,

:06:31.:06:32.

Chris Page, reports. He joins us from Belfast. Good

:06:33.:06:38.

morning. How serious is this and what happens next? This morning, the

:06:39.:06:43.

devolved government in Northern Ireland is without its leaders. That

:06:44.:06:48.

means the administration has stopped functioning. What happens next?

:06:49.:06:52.

After seven days under the Westminster Cabinet member should

:06:53.:06:59.

call a new election to the assembly. He might have flexibility over the

:07:00.:07:03.

timing of that giving them time to bring the parties together over

:07:04.:07:08.

negotiations. He says he will do what he can to restore stability.

:07:09.:07:11.

Politicians are preparing for an election. Say it happens as seems

:07:12.:07:18.

likely, the last election was eight months ago. The DUP and Sinn Fein

:07:19.:07:24.

were ahead of the other parties. If that happens again, they are

:07:25.:07:27.

unlikely to go back to each other straightaway because the

:07:28.:07:31.

disagreement between them was so serious. This was after a scandal of

:07:32.:07:36.

a green energy scheme. There were other issues that they disagreed on,

:07:37.:07:40.

like same-sex marriage. Sinn Fein wants to bring it into Northern

:07:41.:07:46.

Ireland and DUP said no. And Sinn Fein wanted to remain after the

:07:47.:07:53.

exit. They are going to see if they can resolve differences. Northern

:07:54.:07:57.

Ireland could be without a devolved government for quite some time under

:07:58.:07:59.

those circumstances. Police in Northamptonshire have

:08:00.:08:11.

closed a stretch of the M1 motorway after a body was found in the road

:08:12.:08:14.

in the early hours of the morning. The northbound carriageway

:08:15.:08:18.

between junctions 16 and 17, near Northampton and Rugby,

:08:19.:08:21.

was shut following the discovery and is expected to remain

:08:22.:08:23.

closed for most of today. Police are investigating

:08:24.:08:26.

the circumstances of the death. There has just been an update on how

:08:27.:08:31.

Morrison's fared over Christmas. We have details. How did they do? They

:08:32.:08:35.

have done really well for a change. Expectations were a rise of 1.1%.

:08:36.:08:41.

But they are actually up by 2.9%. That is huge! A 2.9% increase in

:08:42.:08:47.

sales. That is over the really important lucrative Christmas

:08:48.:08:51.

period, nine weeks that cover November and December. The best

:08:52.:08:56.

figures for Morrison's incidentally in seven years. It is important

:08:57.:09:00.

because they have been a retailer that has really struggled of late

:09:01.:09:04.

because it is part way through a big turnaround plan. Latency problems of

:09:05.:09:11.

its take over with Safeway and all that. They say they are back on

:09:12.:09:16.

track. What is interesting if they are buying fewer items. Shoppers are

:09:17.:09:21.

going into the supermarket but spending more on less items. Maybe

:09:22.:09:26.

it is showing we are feeling better off and are trading off over

:09:27.:09:29.

Christmas. That is the figure for Morrison's. This week we will get

:09:30.:09:34.

figures for Tesco and Sainsbury is and Jon Lewis. And you have figures

:09:35.:09:41.

on how much we as a nation have been spending. Not asked.

:09:42.:09:43.

LAUGHING. . That is what people want to know,

:09:44.:09:54.

us. -- us. It is a familiar tale. If it is on line you have to be more

:09:55.:09:59.

careful. But you can buy at the last minute on the high street. And big

:10:00.:10:04.

discounts of up to 40%. We are used to them coming after Christmas but

:10:05.:10:09.

now they want more in the doors before Christmas. British Retail

:10:10.:10:13.

Consortium says we spend 1% more over the year. That is important.

:10:14.:10:19.

And on line sales were up and high street sales were down but it really

:10:20.:10:25.

was a story of trying to shop for a bargain right before Christmas to

:10:26.:10:28.

try to get people through the doors. I think this year could be a

:10:29.:10:32.

difficult one because inflation will start to filter through and prices,

:10:33.:10:38.

we believe, will start rising. You are always a bearer of bad news. But

:10:39.:10:42.

what about Morrison's! OK. Thank you.

:10:43.:10:45.

What began as a disagreement over staffing on modern trains has

:10:46.:10:48.

escalated into the worst disruption to British railways in more

:10:49.:10:51.

As another strike by train drivers gets under way this morning,

:10:52.:10:54.

the ten-month Southern Rail dispute shows no sign of coming to an end.

:10:55.:10:58.

We will be speaking to the company in a moment, but first let's get

:10:59.:11:02.

the views of some of the passengers who will be affected.

:11:03.:11:05.

Joining us from Horsham train station now is Angie Doll,

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Southern's Passenger Services Director.

:11:09.:11:09.

Thank you very much for coming on this morning. We have heard from

:11:10.:11:14.

some of your passengers already this morning calling the situation a

:11:15.:11:18.

nightmare. What is your answer to that and people who are sick of this

:11:19.:11:23.

disruption? We are deeply sorry we cannot provide a service today. We

:11:24.:11:29.

apologise to our passengers. The union are withdrawing labour today

:11:30.:11:33.

on a dispute that we think is totally unjustified. The action they

:11:34.:11:37.

are taking is totally disproportionate to the changes we

:11:38.:11:41.

are making. We might be struggling to hear it you but we will carry on.

:11:42.:11:46.

The drivers union say you are being inflexible and you are not making

:11:47.:11:50.

any movements or concessions. How ferries that? Well, we have made

:11:51.:11:57.

concessions. The changes we want to make are not revolutionary. The

:11:58.:12:02.

drivers on strike today are doing what we are already doing. Trains

:12:03.:12:06.

already operate with drivers closing the door. Just last week the railway

:12:07.:12:11.

Chief Inspector said this is a safe way to operate on trains. Safety is

:12:12.:12:17.

not the issue. We have been flexible and sat down at the negotiation

:12:18.:12:20.

table and have been prepared to negotiate but we need the unions to

:12:21.:12:24.

be prepared to negotiate a compromise as well with us to reach

:12:25.:12:28.

a solution. The same union came to a negotiation settlement with Scot

:12:29.:12:36.

Rail. Why haven't you succeeded? The dispute has a slight difference. It

:12:37.:12:41.

is slightly more complex than the one here. Our request to the union

:12:42.:12:45.

is your drivers are already doing this. It is not something new. We

:12:46.:12:50.

have also said that where we have had a conductor on the train we will

:12:51.:12:55.

have a separate person on the train who is safety competent going

:12:56.:12:57.

forward. To demonstrate that commitment to that we are treating

:12:58.:13:05.

100 more people than today. This is not about losing jobs. Nobody in

:13:06.:13:10.

this dispute is losing their job or salaries or anything about

:13:11.:13:13.

concessions. In fact they will be better off with salaries for people

:13:14.:13:17.

who have moved on to on board managers. And guaranteed pay passes.

:13:18.:13:25.

This dispute is about union steel and it is about an agreement they

:13:26.:13:28.

must have in order to operate the railway and we feel that what we are

:13:29.:13:32.

doing at the moment is reasonable because we already do it. 30% of

:13:33.:13:40.

trains across the whole of the UK operate like this and it is a

:13:41.:13:43.

perfectly safe way to operate. How long can this realistically go on

:13:44.:13:48.

for? Do you not have a duty of care for your passengers to resolve this

:13:49.:13:52.

as quickly as possible? Absolutely. Every opportunity our door is open

:13:53.:13:58.

to speak to the unions about a way to resolve this issue. We had said

:13:59.:14:02.

to the unions that striking is not the answer. Coming to the table and

:14:03.:14:07.

talking and listening and having an open adult conversation is what will

:14:08.:14:10.

bring this dispute to an end. Thank you for talking to us this morning.

:14:11.:14:14.

Apologies if you were struggling to hear her. Hopefully you could hear

:14:15.:14:19.

some of that at home. She is trying to represent the Southern Rail side

:14:20.:14:24.

of things in this dispute which has been causing real chaos for so many

:14:25.:14:28.

commuters. So many people. Big problems today as well.

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You're watching Breakfast from BBC News.

:14:31.:14:32.

The main stories this morning: Further misery for commuters

:14:33.:14:34.

as Southern Rail drivers begin their latest walk out.

:14:35.:14:37.

Britain can be better off after Brexit, according

:14:38.:14:39.

to Jeremy Corbyn, who also says Labour is not wedded

:14:40.:14:42.

Here's Carol with a look at this morning's weather.

:14:43.:14:55.

She has had some foreboding clouds today and here is another. The grey,

:14:56.:15:04.

the grey. Good morning. Yes it is a lovely picture. Today it will turn

:15:05.:15:09.

cloudy. For some of us we have a cold start with cloud breaks. We

:15:10.:15:12.

have a weather front coming from the west. Along the weather front it

:15:13.:15:16.

will turn mild. This morning you can see where we have the breaks. Where

:15:17.:15:20.

we have cloud it is producing showers for south-west England, the

:15:21.:15:26.

Midlands, Kent, East Anglia, northern England, north-east

:15:27.:15:29.

Scotland. These will fade through the morning and brighten up. This is

:15:30.:15:34.

a weather front coming in, it is a warm front. It will turn milder as

:15:35.:15:38.

it pushes from the west towards the east through the day. There is the

:15:39.:15:42.

sometime first thing. Here comes the rain with the cloud building. It is

:15:43.:15:47.

eradicating the sunshine. It will brighten up once again and we will

:15:48.:15:52.

see some sunshine to the west. Temperature-wise, 7-10, and it will

:15:53.:15:56.

cool down through the latter part of the afternoon for Northern Ireland,

:15:57.:16:00.

more than expected for the course of the night. Heading through the night

:16:01.:16:04.

it is going to turn increasingly windy. We are looking at severe

:16:05.:16:09.

gales for the north of Scotland. It is going to be windy from north

:16:10.:16:12.

Wales, the Midlands, Norfolk, northwards. By the end of the night,

:16:13.:16:18.

for the Pennines, the Southern uplands, we could have 70 mph, which

:16:19.:16:26.

might impact high your levels of the M62, for example, and tomorrow it

:16:27.:16:30.

will be a windy day anyway. Even at lower levels we are looking at gusty

:16:31.:16:34.

winds, Saint areas, north Wales, north Midlands and Norfolk

:16:35.:16:42.

northwards. Tomorrow, across Scotland, sleet or snow at low

:16:43.:16:47.

levels ever. That will come out of the showers at Northern Ireland,

:16:48.:16:50.

northern England and north Wales in the hills. Now, talking of turning

:16:51.:16:58.

cold, as we head on into Thursday, Wednesday into Thursday, you can

:16:59.:17:01.

still see a squeeze of the isobars, so it will be windy in the north,

:17:02.:17:05.

and we have this low pressure area coming from the south-west, that

:17:06.:17:09.

will bring some rain and as it engages with the cold air there is

:17:10.:17:13.

the risk of snow falling. So we could see some snow across some of

:17:14.:17:17.

the hills across the south of England, but even at lower levels we

:17:18.:17:21.

could see some snow crossing even as far east as East Anglia. The jury is

:17:22.:17:27.

out on this one, as you may have noticed, with the rain further

:17:28.:17:32.

north, but equally it might drift further south and we will sees no

:17:33.:17:38.

showers for the north of Scotland. It is going to feel cold -- we will

:17:39.:17:43.

see snow showers. Although the temperatures might be three or four,

:17:44.:17:47.

in the wind it will feel sub zero, so another day for wrapping up

:17:48.:17:53.

warmly. And as we head towards the latter part of the week, the longest

:17:54.:17:58.

north or north-westerly, it is turning cold with some further

:17:59.:18:02.

wintry showers in the forecast. I am going to leave it at that and get

:18:03.:18:09.

rid of this frog. I wanted to ask you if you can, my favourite word of

:18:10.:18:15.

the day is thunder snow. It is the same as thunder in the rain shower

:18:16.:18:20.

but the air is cold enough for the shower to fall as a snow shower and

:18:21.:18:25.

with thunder and lightning it is thunder snow. I cannot believe you

:18:26.:18:28.

asked her another question. I know. I know. I thought the answer was

:18:29.:18:34.

going to be yes. I know how you feel. Live throat clearing. Thank

:18:35.:18:40.

you. I am sure she will be fine once she has had a couple of tea.

:18:41.:18:42.

Wolf whistles, beeping car horns and concerns over safety -

:18:43.:18:45.

just some of the things women say they worry about when they go out

:18:46.:18:49.

According to research from England Athletics,

:18:50.:18:51.

more than a third of women have been subjected to some form of harassment

:18:52.:18:55.

while running on their own, as Holly Hamilton reports.

:18:56.:19:00.

It's quickly become one of the UK's most popular sports with the number

:19:01.:19:21.

of people in England increasing more than 70% in the past 10 years.

:19:22.:19:25.

But if you're a woman it's not just cold weather that can be more

:19:26.:19:29.

With a show of hands, how many people feel they have been

:19:30.:19:33.

It's people trying to make fun, have a joke and stuff,

:19:34.:19:39.

so it hasn't been harassment, but you could take it that way

:19:40.:19:42.

and could feel a bit intimidated by it.

:19:43.:19:44.

Research from England Athletics has revealed that more than a third

:19:45.:19:50.

of British women have been harassed in some way while running alone.

:19:51.:19:54.

More than 60% said they feel anxious and nearly half of those asked said

:19:55.:19:57.

that was due to personal safety concerns.

:19:58.:20:01.

I got shouted at by a couple of men as I was running around,

:20:02.:20:06.

and whistled at, that was quite intimidating, yeah.

:20:07.:20:12.

I was running through a village I know and a group of lads started

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But I kept running and thinking, you won't beat me, crack on.

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You do get the odd car that pips its horn as we go past.

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Nothing else better to do than pip their horn and wolfwhistle.

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But British women are fit for it, with most insisting it wouldn't put

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Running in a group is a lot better than if you're running on your own.

:20:38.:20:42.

When you're in a group it's the support and everything that

:20:43.:20:45.

you go through with everybody around you, so it doesn't feel

:20:46.:20:48.

as intimidating as if you're running on your own.

:20:49.:20:55.

These runners say it's about safety in numbers,

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so all that's left to worry about is keeping up.

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We have had so many comments about that. It isn't just women who have

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trouble. Lots of men have the same thing. Nick says, I have been

:21:10.:21:16.

punched by the Imperial War Museum and verbally abused as well.

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Joining us now in the studio now are Jenny O'Brien

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from England Athletics and Sam Mollaghan who is a runner.

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Also part of This Girl Campaign - fantastic. I haven't experienced any

:21:26.:21:38.

problems or any verbal abuse. That is because I always run in a group

:21:39.:21:42.

setting. It isn't something I can talk about. Is it because you want

:21:43.:21:46.

to run in a group setting? Do you feel safer? There are so many

:21:47.:21:54.

benefits of running in a group. Great friendships have been forged

:21:55.:21:59.

from running groups. I think it is the motivation and the

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encouragement. If I didn't run with other people I might find it easy to

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give up. That is why I run in a group setting. We have had lots of

:22:08.:22:12.

people saying they have experienced the sort of stuff we are talking

:22:13.:22:17.

about, cars beeping, people running alongside, shouting things as well,

:22:18.:22:23.

how big an issue is it? We asked 2000 of our ladies past of this

:22:24.:22:29.

campaign, they found 60% had anxiety around running on Rhett -- running

:22:30.:22:37.

of their own. It could be just a look, if someone has low confidence

:22:38.:22:41.

and they are going out for the first time and somebody toots their horn,

:22:42.:22:45.

it cannot am off and mean they don't continue going up. That is why we

:22:46.:22:50.

have these groups, so we have a safe and friendly environment to get out

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and enjoy running. You talk about safety, lots of people talking about

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that, specially at night, so your recommendation is to run with a

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group and not on your own? Yes, as a group you are more visible. We have

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high visibility vests we recommend people wear. Running with a group

:23:08.:23:12.

means you are going on a pathway that is already risk assessed. The

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safety elements are there. You have a trained and qualified leader

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taking you out. You know that it is a safe environment. Some people say

:23:21.:23:26.

they don't really mind running on their own even at night with the

:23:27.:23:30.

headphones on and they see those beeps and comments as gentle

:23:31.:23:33.

encouragement and they laugh it off and get on with it. I suppose it

:23:34.:23:37.

depends on the individual as well. It is a real individual thing. I

:23:38.:23:42.

suppose I am a little thick-skinned. I am quite proud of myself or giving

:23:43.:23:49.

it a go. I am lucky that I would be able to brush it aside and keep

:23:50.:23:55.

going. I find running quite hard. I would find it more motivating to

:23:56.:24:01.

keep going. I would say, come and join us. Don't comment on what we

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are doing. Come and find your group. Don't you think it is a shame that

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we live in the 21st century and people are being put off or scared -

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going for a run isn't a big deal, and people shouldn't be put off by

:24:18.:24:22.

this behaviour? It is a shame. One of the messages is, if you are

:24:23.:24:26.

beating a horn making a comment, maybe you think it is a laugh and

:24:27.:24:30.

you don't realise the impact it has on the individual, and the message

:24:31.:24:34.

we want to put out is, think about that person. We want to integrate

:24:35.:24:38.

people to be healthy and happy and enjoy running and that behaviour

:24:39.:24:44.

doesn't help anyone. The number of people - what is encouraging is the

:24:45.:24:47.

number of people doing it. One woman says, I loved a good start to the

:24:48.:24:52.

day. My co-workers have in the past expressed concern about my safety

:24:53.:24:56.

when I run on my own. I always change my husband sometimes. I have

:24:57.:25:04.

my iPhone on. I put my mind at ease. My safety is something I think about

:25:05.:25:08.

each time. That is the key, be aware. Absolutely, be mindful. If

:25:09.:25:16.

you are walking, if you are on your own, make sure you are on a well lit

:25:17.:25:20.

path, tell someone where you are going, straightforward tips. We know

:25:21.:25:27.

how many people are running, 7.1 million people were running last

:25:28.:25:31.

year, so it is the second most popular sport in the UK and we want

:25:32.:25:35.

to make sure more people enjoy it. What would you say about your

:25:36.:25:38.

journey, has it changed your life? It has changed my life. Has it? It

:25:39.:25:43.

is a bit of a cliche but I cannot even begin to start with what this

:25:44.:25:48.

journey I have been on has given to me. I started running two years ago

:25:49.:25:53.

as an absolute beginner and then I got involved with This Girl Can,

:25:54.:25:59.

which was just, yes, the response from the campaign about getting

:26:00.:26:04.

women active. It was brilliant, wasn't it? On a personal note it was

:26:05.:26:09.

brilliant for me, I think my confidence and self-esteem has risen

:26:10.:26:17.

from that. And being part of the Run Together Campaign, I can pass it on

:26:18.:26:21.

to others and encourage people to come and reap the benefits. It is

:26:22.:26:26.

such... I feel great when I run. I find it really hard. When I finish I

:26:27.:26:30.

think, I am Superwoman. I know that feeling. Hating going out and

:26:31.:26:36.

eventually... It is like, when will this Finnish? When I have done it, I

:26:37.:26:44.

think, yay! So many comments. Thank you.

:26:45.:26:44.

Still to come this morning: With class sizes on the increase,

:26:45.:26:49.

we'll see how one secondary school copes with 46 children

:26:50.:26:52.

Time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are.

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Plenty more on our website at the usual address.

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Now, though, it's back to Dan and Louise.

:30:28.:30:29.

This is Breakfast, with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

:30:30.:30:37.

Another strike is affecting services on Southern rail.

:30:38.:30:39.

Drivers belonging to the Aslef union will stop work

:30:40.:30:41.

The dispute, about the role of the guard on trains,

:30:42.:30:48.

has been going on for nearly ten months.

:30:49.:30:50.

Just 16 trains will run today instead of the nearly 2,500

:30:51.:30:53.

Every day, our door is open to talk to the union to resolve this issue.

:30:54.:31:11.

Striking is not the answer. Coming and sitting around the table and

:31:12.:31:15.

talking and listening in and having an adult conversation is what will

:31:16.:31:19.

bring this dispute to an end. Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's

:31:20.:31:22.

approach to Brexit in a speech later today, saying for the first time

:31:23.:31:25.

that he is not "wedded" to the principle of free movement

:31:26.:31:28.

of people across the EU. Mr Corbyn's critics have previously

:31:29.:31:31.

accused him of failing to heed the concerns of traditional

:31:32.:31:34.

Labour voters who opted He'll say that Labour will demand

:31:35.:31:36.

"fair rules and reasonably managed A 15-year-old girl has been arrested

:31:37.:31:40.

after the death of a seven-year-old The younger girl was found

:31:41.:31:49.

with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area of the city

:31:50.:31:52.

yesterday afternoon. She was taken to hospital

:31:53.:31:54.

but died a short time later. The teenager remains in police

:31:55.:31:57.

custody and is being questioned by officers from North

:31:58.:32:00.

Yorkshire Police. Police in Northamptonshire have

:32:01.:32:05.

closed a stretch of the M1 motorway after a body was found in the road

:32:06.:32:08.

in the early hours of the morning. The northbound carriageway

:32:09.:32:13.

between junctions 16 and 17, near Northampton and Rugby, has been

:32:14.:32:15.

shut following the discovery and is expected to remain

:32:16.:32:18.

closed for most of today. The British and Irish governments

:32:19.:32:23.

say they're going to work to try to find a solution

:32:24.:32:25.

to the most serious political crisis Yesterday, the deputy

:32:26.:32:29.

First minister, Sinn Fein's Martin

:32:30.:32:32.

McGuinness resigned. It came after weeks of tension

:32:33.:32:33.

between his party and their partners in the power-sharing government,

:32:34.:32:36.

the Democratic Unionists. Northern Ireland Secretary James

:32:37.:32:38.

Brokenshire is expected to make Boris Johnson, who's

:32:39.:32:41.

visiting Washington, says he's confident Britain will be

:32:42.:32:55.

first in line for a trade deal The Foreign Secretary has been

:32:56.:32:59.

meeting senior Republican politicians who've promised to make

:33:00.:33:02.

a US-UK trade deal a priority, Barack Obama warned in April

:33:03.:33:05.

that the UK would be at the back The owners of a convenience store

:33:06.:33:09.

in the Canadian city of Toronto have taken to social media for help

:33:10.:33:17.

after squirrels began The grocery store owner says

:33:18.:33:19.

the squirrels have stolen more The owners have tried closing

:33:20.:33:23.

the door to stop them from getting in, but the rodents manage

:33:24.:33:27.

to sneak in anyway. I wonder if that squirrel drinks his

:33:28.:33:51.

tea. You have drunk tea through chocolate bars. I don't know how we

:33:52.:33:57.

got to this conversation. I think that a KitKat is the best one to do.

:33:58.:34:08.

It started in Australia with a Tim Tam and it is called the Tim Tam

:34:09.:34:12.

Slam. I have lived a sheltered life. I will open your eyes. We need

:34:13.:34:18.

chocolate bars. Can we do it live on Breakfast? It would be very

:34:19.:34:24.

unappealing. Let us talk about massive World Cups. They have taken

:34:25.:34:31.

it literally when we said we would talk about a big World Cup. Not

:34:32.:34:36.

talking talking about the treaty size but the size of the tournament.

:34:37.:34:44.

Gianni has a big plant to expand the amount of teams to 48. -- Infantino

:34:45.:34:50.

has a plan to. There has been criticism of whether that would

:34:51.:34:58.

dilute the skilled. I am in. Me to. Look at the Euros. Look at Iceland.

:34:59.:35:08.

I question the reasons behind it. It is already massive and goes on for a

:35:09.:35:12.

long time with many teams involved. To expand it further is certainly

:35:13.:35:21.

money at the bottom of it somewhere. According to Infantino that is not

:35:22.:35:22.

the case. 521 million extra. It looks as though we'll be

:35:23.:35:33.

seeing more teams involved Fifa are expected to agree plans

:35:34.:35:36.

later to expand the finals from 32 teams to 48 teams starting

:35:37.:35:41.

from the 2026 World Cup. There'd be 16 groups of three,

:35:42.:35:44.

and then a straight knock-out stage. Critics say it will dilute

:35:45.:35:47.

the quality of the football but one The Euros have shown that Ireland,

:35:48.:35:50.

the Welsh, these are countries that Now the world of football

:35:51.:35:59.

knows the techniques. The entertainment will be

:36:00.:36:02.

there for sure anyway. Claudio Ranieri has won FIFA's first

:36:03.:36:08.

Coach of the Year award. The Leicester City manager

:36:09.:36:11.

was in Zurich to pick up the title, recognition of his achievement

:36:12.:36:15.

in leading the 5000:1 shots to the Premier League

:36:16.:36:17.

title last season. I think what happened last season

:36:18.:36:23.

in England was amazing, The god of football said

:36:24.:36:26.

Leicester must win. And who else but Cristiano Ronaldo

:36:27.:36:29.

was player of the year. He added the Fifa trophy

:36:30.:36:43.

to the Ballon D'or award he picked up last month, after a season

:36:44.:36:46.

in which he captained Portugal to the European Championship and won

:36:47.:36:49.

the Champions League The FA Cup holders,

:36:50.:36:51.

Manchester United, have been drawn to play Wigan Athletic

:36:52.:36:59.

in the fourth round. But here's what the Cup

:37:00.:37:01.

is all about. Wycombe Wanderers, from League Two,

:37:02.:37:03.

see Tottenham Hotspur pulled out of the hat They quite like the idea

:37:04.:37:06.

of a trip to White Hart Lane. You can see the full draw

:37:07.:37:10.

on the BBC Sport website. Leeds United made it through last

:37:11.:37:23.

night, though they were given a scare by League Two Cambridge

:37:24.:37:26.

United, who went ahead But Alex Mowatt scored

:37:27.:37:28.

the winner for Leeds. They'll go to either non-league

:37:29.:37:31.

Sutton United or AFC Wimbledon next. England's former rugby captain

:37:32.:37:44.

Chris Robshaw will miss the whole of the Six Nations

:37:45.:37:47.

with a shoulder injury. The flanker damaged his left

:37:48.:37:49.

shoulder in Harlequins' match with Worcester on New Year's Day

:37:50.:37:52.

and is expected to be out of action Johanna Konta's preparations

:37:53.:37:55.

for the Australian Open continue The British number one

:37:56.:38:00.

is through to the third round of the Sydney International

:38:01.:38:03.

after a comfortable straight sets win over Australia's

:38:04.:38:06.

Daria Gavrilova. The UK has becomes the first country

:38:07.:38:08.

in the world to officially recognise The Home Country Sports Councils

:38:09.:38:16.

have approved Parkour UK's application for recognition of

:38:17.:38:20.

the sport and the National Governing Also known as Freerunning

:38:21.:38:23.

or Art du Deplacement, is the non-competitive physical

:38:24.:38:25.

discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain

:38:26.:38:28.

using only the abilities It is great to watch but how does it

:38:29.:38:41.

differ from any other sport or physical activity in that you use

:38:42.:38:52.

only the abilities of the body? You might use a bat. You will not use

:38:53.:38:57.

one to get over a wall, will you? It is interesting to see what athletes

:38:58.:39:03.

can do and the strength that they have declined and run and jump. It

:39:04.:39:10.

is brilliant. -- to climb. Hopefully we have it in the Olympics one day.

:39:11.:39:16.

Drinking tea through biscuits and parkour. Interesting.

:39:17.:39:24.

Anyone who has ever tried to keep just a couple of teenagers in line

:39:25.:39:27.

will probably be in awe of secondary school teachers who can control

:39:28.:39:31.

But imagine being the sole adult trying to keep order among

:39:32.:39:35.

That's the reality facing maths teachers at one school,

:39:36.:39:38.

as research by BBC Yorkshire has found that the number of children

:39:39.:39:41.

in England being taught in classes of 36 or more has almost trebled

:39:42.:39:45.

This boy is 13 and goes to a high school in West Yorkshire. When he

:39:46.:39:59.

started his Year 9 maths lessons, he noticed something different about

:40:00.:40:04.

the classroom. It looked more like a university lecture theatre with one

:40:05.:40:08.

teacher and 46 children. It was quite difficult because there are so

:40:09.:40:12.

many people around you and you are distracted to talk to them and are

:40:13.:40:16.

not focusing as much on the lesson. Everyone agrees it is too much in

:40:17.:40:21.

one class. I am a maths teacher myself and I find it difficult. I

:40:22.:40:26.

understand they are good teachers but they would learn more if they

:40:27.:40:29.

were in a smaller class. Keeping control of them is more difficult.

:40:30.:40:34.

There is only one adult in the class with them and it is difficult to

:40:35.:40:38.

make sure they are all safe. The head teacher said the move was

:40:39.:40:43.

prompted by changes to the maths exam and difficulties recruiting

:40:44.:40:47.

specialist maths teachers. It is a pilot scheme and the school says

:40:48.:40:52.

results so far are good. There is no legal limit to class sizes in

:40:53.:40:57.

secondary schools except in certain practical subjects. The government

:40:58.:41:01.

says school funding is at its highest ever level on record. BBC

:41:02.:41:03.

News. Joining us now are David Spendlove,

:41:04.:41:03.

who is an education researcher, and Helen Vickers, who is a mother

:41:04.:41:08.

of five children who is concerned Where do you live? Halifax. What

:41:09.:41:20.

concerns do you have about your children and the classes they are

:41:21.:41:25.

in? The main concern is that currently education is in crisis

:41:26.:41:28.

anyway but over the next four years we will see even further cuts to

:41:29.:41:33.

spending and education. We are already, as you just saw, in that

:41:34.:41:38.

high school not far from me, 45 children in a class. That is not

:41:39.:41:43.

acceptable. 60,000 children in the country today have a class size of

:41:44.:41:48.

over 36. If you have such a large class size it will put more pressure

:41:49.:41:52.

on the teacher. With more cuts they will be less availability. And

:41:53.:41:58.

children with special needs will also suffer. That is of concern to

:41:59.:42:02.

me because I have a daughter with dyslexia who I have already

:42:03.:42:08.

experienced great difficulty in the application of the resources needed

:42:09.:42:12.

to help her education. From a personal point of view, you have

:42:13.:42:17.

five children, presumably, between them, they have experienced

:42:18.:42:21.

different class sizes. Have you seen class sizes have an impact on

:42:22.:42:26.

learning? Yes. Because I am in a fortunate position because I have

:42:27.:42:31.

paid for my eldest son to go to private school. So he was in a class

:42:32.:42:37.

size of 15 in his secondary education. And the impact that had

:42:38.:42:43.

upon him as a child and the teacher understanding him as an individual

:42:44.:42:46.

and his need was significant. I remember going to the first actual

:42:47.:42:52.

sort of parents' evening and been reduced to tears because it was the

:42:53.:42:57.

first time a teacher spoke to me and knew my son. -- being. Is it that

:42:58.:43:04.

simple and impact? Be class sizes means a poorer standard of teaching?

:43:05.:43:12.

-- big. Not necessarily. Teachers would say they want a smaller group

:43:13.:43:15.

and so would teachers, parents. The data is mixed. The foundation that

:43:16.:43:23.

do the research and look at the research suggest that it is not and

:43:24.:43:29.

do you get about a figure of 15 where it has an impact. 20-25 will

:43:30.:43:35.

not have the impact you want. Larger class sizes will not necessarily

:43:36.:43:41.

have a detrimental effect. Depends on the child and the needs of the

:43:42.:43:44.

charred. Everything you said is absolutely correct. Does it depend

:43:45.:43:49.

as well on the subject? Are there some more suitable to be taught...

:43:50.:43:55.

Certainly. Maths, for example. Interestingly, there is data to

:43:56.:44:02.

suggest that in asthmatics, there can be problems with large groups.

:44:03.:44:05.

It would be counterintuitive to do it in that style. Every single Matt

:44:06.:44:09.

teacher is shouting at the television this morning. But the

:44:10.:44:13.

reality is that it is about the nature of teaching. -- maths. The

:44:14.:44:19.

nature of the assessment as well. Like you have said, personal

:44:20.:44:25.

relationships. What you often get in these circumstances, and I do not

:44:26.:44:28.

know what is happening in this school, but they may have learning

:44:29.:44:31.

support in addition to a teacher. It would be interesting to know what

:44:32.:44:35.

their reason for doing this is. If it is simply because of a shortage

:44:36.:44:40.

of teachers, which as I mentioned earlier, a global shortage of 5

:44:41.:44:44.

million teachers, and nationally as well, then if they are doing it for

:44:45.:44:51.

those reasons it may be because they have no choice. If there is a

:44:52.:44:54.

national and global shortage of teachers, I know you have formed a

:44:55.:44:58.

campaign group to make a difference, but how can you make a difference if

:44:59.:45:01.

there is fundamentally not enough people to teach? It is important

:45:02.:45:07.

that we raise parent awareness. That is why I am currently setting up a

:45:08.:45:12.

parent network to raise awareness in parents of actually what is going on

:45:13.:45:16.

inside schools. Many parents find schools intimidating. They do not

:45:17.:45:23.

like to find out they have some idea of what is going on but not all of

:45:24.:45:27.

it. I am hoping this will put pressure on the government to

:45:28.:45:32.

reverse the changes to help the current education crisis because

:45:33.:45:34.

schools really are suffering and are struggling. It is having an impact

:45:35.:45:37.

on school standards and children. It is a subject teachers and parents

:45:38.:45:48.

probably will watch on TV for various reasons today and do get in

:45:49.:45:52.

touch with us if you have something to say. I think there is a lot of

:45:53.:45:56.

cold weather on the way. Good morning. There is a lot of weather

:45:57.:46:01.

on the way with a bit of everything through the course of the week.

:46:02.:46:07.

Today it will turn cloudier and as the cloud and rain came in from the

:46:08.:46:10.

west it will turn milder. First thing there are some breaks in the

:46:11.:46:15.

cloud. It means they will be some sunshine and then the weather front

:46:16.:46:21.

comes from the west with some rain. Eastwood is the cloud will built and

:46:22.:46:25.

as it gets to the east you will find the rain will turn light and

:46:26.:46:29.

drizzly. The likes of Kent will hang on to the sunshine. The weather

:46:30.:46:33.

front affecting Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Islands,

:46:34.:46:37.

introducing splashes of rain and it is the same for south-west England.

:46:38.:46:42.

They will be a fair bit of clout around. The front will extend across

:46:43.:46:48.

South Wales, brightening up with some drizzle longer coast. A dry

:46:49.:46:52.

afternoon for Northern Ireland, variable amounts of clout, bright

:46:53.:46:56.

spells and the same across western Scotland with the wind picking up.

:46:57.:47:00.

Here is the tail end of the weather front producing splashes of rain and

:47:01.:47:06.

the same across central path of England as it continues to drag its

:47:07.:47:11.

way across the east. Overnight the wind will strengthen and become an

:47:12.:47:15.

overnight feature of the weather. We are looking across the west of

:47:16.:47:20.

Scotland with severe gales possible. All areas north of that will notice

:47:21.:47:28.

the wind is going to be gusty and strong. Across the Pennines and

:47:29.:47:31.

southern opulently could have cast of up to 70 mph, which might affect

:47:32.:47:38.

higher routes. It might well lead to some disruption. It will be windy at

:47:39.:47:43.

lower levels as well. There it in mind if you are travelling on a high

:47:44.:47:47.

sided vehicle, that kind of thing. Through the course of tomorrow it

:47:48.:47:51.

will be cold and windy with a lot of dry weather around, a fair bit of

:47:52.:47:55.

sunshine, the lightest wind in the south-east, and in the cold you will

:47:56.:48:00.

notice wintry showers across Scotland will fall as wintry snow at

:48:01.:48:04.

lower-level is, but they are showers, so we won't all see them.

:48:05.:48:08.

They will be a wintry element in the hills of Northern Ireland and

:48:09.:48:13.

elsewhere. Into Thursday it will be windy across the north, as you can

:48:14.:48:18.

tell from the squeezed isobars, then low pressure comes in from the west.

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This is a pessimistic view on where we think the rain will be but keep

:48:25.:48:28.

your eye on the weather forecast. As the rain engages with the cold air

:48:29.:48:33.

we are likely to see sleet and snow not just on the hills but some could

:48:34.:48:37.

see it at lower levels. We don't think the rain will get this far

:48:38.:48:41.

north but it could, and we could also see some of it falling as snow

:48:42.:48:45.

or suite at lower levels. We expect that to be transient. At the other

:48:46.:48:51.

end of the country we will look at sleet and snow at lower levels and

:48:52.:48:54.

in between some dry and bright conditions. It will feel cold on

:48:55.:48:59.

Thursday with a northerly, a north-westerly wind coming this way,

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so temperatures of three degrees will feel more like -3 or -4, so it

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is a day for wrapping up warmly. And as we head on into Thursday night

:49:10.:49:13.

and Friday the wind will move to a straight northerly across the whole

:49:14.:49:16.

of the UK. That is a called direction. It means there will be

:49:17.:49:21.

some lovely crisp and sunny skies to look forward to. The most likely

:49:22.:49:27.

areas for that are in the north and the west, particularly on some

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areas. As you set at the top,... (INAUDIBLE).

:49:34.:49:38.

Are you still running? Yes. (INAUDIBLE).

:49:39.:49:47.

Lots of women don't want to run because of concerns about safety.

:49:48.:49:52.

About comment a lot of things. Thank you for getting in touch. One woman

:49:53.:49:58.

says, I have been running all my life on my own. I wouldn't know if

:49:59.:50:03.

anyone is talking to me. I run during the day and I will never

:50:04.:50:09.

stop. These are, I have been shouted at and peaked at, I have been spat

:50:10.:50:14.

at, had stones thrown at me from a car by a child and Dan says this

:50:15.:50:21.

isn't a gender issue. I am a 38-year-old male and I have

:50:22.:50:23.

experienced it. Yesterday we were talking about the

:50:24.:50:29.

Golden Globes, today it is the batters. British actors have been

:50:30.:50:35.

nominated at the batters. Hollywood musical La La Land has the latest.

:50:36.:50:37.

Our entertainment correspondent, Lizo Mzimba, is at the Princess Anne

:50:38.:50:40.

Theatre, where the nominations have just been announced.

:50:41.:50:42.

What can you tell us? Good morning. A lot of excitement this morning. I

:50:43.:50:51.

am joined by the film critic James King to discuss the nominations. La

:50:52.:50:56.

La Land is in the lead with 11 nominations. No great surprises. It

:50:57.:51:01.

is impossible to resist. If people go and see La La Land and say, it

:51:02.:51:07.

didn't do much for me, there might be something wrong with you. It has

:51:08.:51:13.

so much charm. It is a modern, contemporary musical. It feels

:51:14.:51:18.

classic as well. Wonderful performances. Uplifting. It sticks

:51:19.:51:22.

with you. I saw this a few months ago and haven't stopped thinking

:51:23.:51:28.

about it. It is about an aspiring actress played by Emma Stone and

:51:29.:51:33.

Ryan Gosling, jazz musician. What do they bring to the movie that is so

:51:34.:51:37.

special? It is such a charming movie. They have worked together

:51:38.:51:42.

before. It is a cliche to talk about chemistry but they have certainly

:51:43.:51:48.

got that. They perform great together. It is out on Friday.

:51:49.:51:52.

People might not have seen it. I think it will charm your socks off.

:51:53.:51:57.

Now, these are the British academy film awards, I, Daniel Blake, it has

:51:58.:52:03.

done well in some of the big categories. Best Supporting Actress

:52:04.:52:12.

nominations, actually, both are so authentic, something impossible not

:52:13.:52:17.

to react to. It is a little of a surprise. There are big Hollywood

:52:18.:52:23.

movies out there. That is about a man struggling to support himself

:52:24.:52:28.

through the state system and all of the 30 has to jump through? Yes,

:52:29.:52:32.

caused headlines, it is a Ken Loach move. He likes to make political

:52:33.:52:38.

statements. An independent film gathering pace, Moonlight, the

:52:39.:52:43.

coming of age story of a boy growing up in Miami. Best Supporting Actress

:52:44.:52:50.

for Naomi Harris? She was 10 years ago a rising star and now she is up

:52:51.:52:54.

for the Best Supporting Actress for the best role yet. She is known as

:52:55.:53:01.

Miss Moneypenny. She is so good. All of the performances are great. It is

:53:02.:53:06.

a really grown-up drama. It is the opposite of the hyperactive

:53:07.:53:10.

blockbusters. Nothing for Tom Hanks in Sully at other pilot landing the

:53:11.:53:15.

plane on the Hudson in New York. It is surprising? We take them for

:53:16.:53:21.

granted. It is another great performance. We have seen many of

:53:22.:53:25.

them before. Thank you very much. We will be here through the morning.

:53:26.:53:30.

The awards take place on the 12th of February at the Royal Albert Hall.

:53:31.:53:36.

Thank you very much. More on that later in the program.

:53:37.:53:41.

The tills were ringing out this Christmas, and we even spent

:53:42.:53:44.

a little more money than last year, according to figures out today

:53:45.:53:47.

This morning Ben is looking at where we spent itm starting out

:53:48.:53:52.

with Morrison's, who've just reported better-than-expected

:53:53.:53:53.

Yes, we will get results from the supermarkets. Tesco's, Sainsbury's,

:53:54.:53:56.

MMS and the owner of Waitrose. In the last hour Morrison's has

:53:57.:53:59.

reported a 2.9% rise in sales. They're the first of

:54:00.:54:02.

the supermarkets to give us an update and this should stand them

:54:03.:54:05.

in good stead to claim a bumper They have been struggling to win

:54:06.:54:08.

back customers. Good morning. It is interesting,

:54:09.:54:22.

2.9%, beating expectations, really beating expectations, they were

:54:23.:54:26.

thought to come in at 1.1%. What does it tell us about what we did

:54:27.:54:30.

over Christmas? This combination of what we did and what Morrison's did.

:54:31.:54:35.

What we did post Brexit, there has been a malaise, it is Christmas,

:54:36.:54:40.

let's enjoy ourselves, so we got back to spending and enjoying

:54:41.:54:43.

ourselves again. Morrison is, what they did well was putting things on

:54:44.:54:48.

stores the customers want, I also strongly focusing on customer

:54:49.:54:53.

service. A turnaround plan at Morrison's. It is interesting to see

:54:54.:55:00.

how we want to spend more money, the last hurrah before, we know things

:55:01.:55:06.

will be more expensive, with inflation, so maybe tighten the belt

:55:07.:55:10.

in the New Year? I think that is fair. The Supreme Court decision is

:55:11.:55:13.

due out on the process of Brexit fairly early this year. I think that

:55:14.:55:17.

will give a strong indication on timescale, what it's going to mean

:55:18.:55:22.

for people in terms of things like inflationary pressures, the exchange

:55:23.:55:25.

rate, difficulties are very real at the moment. I think there is pain to

:55:26.:55:29.

come down the line but Christmas was a last hurrah. Let's talk about

:55:30.:55:35.

Morrison's. Midway through a turnaround plan. Certainly coming to

:55:36.:55:38.

the end of it. They have done well here. If you delve into the figures

:55:39.:55:42.

it shows we bought fewer items, putting less in the basket, but

:55:43.:55:47.

spending more. We have always talked about supermarkets making stuff

:55:48.:55:52.

cheaper and cheaper. In this case it isn't necessarily what happened.

:55:53.:55:56.

They are doing it a little bit, 400 lines are on special discount, so

:55:57.:56:01.

they are doing that to hold off the pressure for the discount retailers

:56:02.:56:07.

like Lidl and Aldi, and they have the best range, people are splashing

:56:08.:56:11.

out on a luxury items. Conscious about food waste. Less items in the

:56:12.:56:15.

basket. People are sporting out on lotteries. What does it mean for how

:56:16.:56:20.

we shop? Retailers are having to change. There was a time when we

:56:21.:56:23.

talked about 24-hour opening. That isn't necessarily what we want. It

:56:24.:56:29.

isn't. It is a smaller amount of items in the basket shopped for more

:56:30.:56:33.

frequently. We saw news yesterday that Tesco was losing 1000 jobs at

:56:34.:56:38.

their distribution plan. That is indicative of the move away from

:56:39.:56:42.

24-hour shopping in larger locations to visiting these stores more

:56:43.:56:43.

frequently. Thank you. We'll have more on the major

:56:44.:56:47.

supermarkets in about 10 minutes with figures out showing

:56:48.:56:50.

where we bought our turkeys Time now to get the news,

:56:51.:56:53.

travel and weather where you are. Hello, this is Breakfast,

:56:54.:56:59.

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker. More misery for hundreds

:57:00.:00:25.

of thousands of passengers as Southern Rail is hit by a fresh

:00:26.:00:27.

wave of strikes. More than 2,000 trains have been

:00:28.:00:31.

cancelled on some of the rail Good morning, it's

:00:32.:00:34.

Tuesday 10th January. Jeremy Corbyn sets out his vision

:00:35.:00:55.

for Brexit and for the first time he says he's not "wedded"

:00:56.:00:59.

to the principle of free A last-minute spending spree boosted

:01:00.:01:02.

retail sales this Christmas, with more of us leaving it later

:01:03.:01:08.

to snap up a bargain. We'll get a sales update

:01:09.:01:12.

from supermarket chain Morrisons They have reported their best

:01:13.:01:15.

figures in seven years. In sport, a bigger World Cup,

:01:16.:01:24.

but will it be better? Fifa are set to approve

:01:25.:01:27.

plans to have 48 teams The BAFTA nominations have been

:01:28.:01:40.

announced, La La Land is up for 11 awards. We will talk to Dominic

:01:41.:01:41.

Cooper. A cold start, Sunshine first thing,

:01:42.:01:55.

a band of rain is moving from west to east. Tomorrow will be windy.

:01:56.:01:57.

More details in 15 minutes. Another strike is affecting

:01:58.:02:00.

services on Southern rail. Drivers belonging to the Aslef

:02:01.:02:04.

union will stop work The dispute about the role

:02:05.:02:06.

of the guard on trains has been Just 16 trains will run out of 2500.

:02:07.:02:26.

Cooper told the company were keen to bring an end to this dispute.

:02:27.:02:30.

Every opportunity, our door is open to speak to the unions to find a way

:02:31.:02:34.

to resolve this issue. We have said to them striking is not the answer.

:02:35.:02:41.

Sitting around the table, talking, listening, having an open

:02:42.:02:44.

conversation is what will bring this dispute to an end.

:02:45.:02:47.

Our South of England Correspondent Duncan Kennedy

:02:48.:02:49.

So many people will be affected, what can they do? They reckon about

:02:50.:03:04.

300,000 travel journeys are affected on these strike days. It affects

:03:05.:03:10.

people in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and bits of Hampshire. Here, between

:03:11.:03:15.

five and 10,000 people would normally be crowding around this

:03:16.:03:19.

concourse. I will show you what it is like today, absolutely deserted,

:03:20.:03:25.

no trains running whatsoever. The station manager looks after 32

:03:26.:03:30.

stations in this area, he said it is the same across all of them, they

:03:31.:03:33.

are all deserted. There is one difference, compared with before

:03:34.:03:42.

Christmas, they are putting on some coaches, not to London, but to

:03:43.:03:47.

Dorking. That is to try to get them some of the way through their

:03:48.:03:52.

journey. About 200 buses have been put on by the rail company to try to

:03:53.:03:57.

take up some of the slack. They realise there will not be 300,000

:03:58.:04:00.

people who will take these buses, but they say they are trying to do a

:04:01.:04:07.

little bit to help. The story is all about the doors that are opened or

:04:08.:04:11.

not by people like these, these are some of the drivers holding their

:04:12.:04:16.

ticket. They say it is not safe for them, they have a ten carriage

:04:17.:04:21.

coach, to open the doors themselves. People can get their limbs trapped,

:04:22.:04:24.

they cannot always see the doors on the rumoured stations, they should

:04:25.:04:29.

not do it themselves, the doors should be opened by the gods.

:04:30.:04:37.

Southern say the drivers can open them themselves, it is now safe for

:04:38.:04:41.

them to do so, and the guards should be doing other duties. It is not

:04:42.:04:45.

about getting rid of them, they should be helping passengers. On

:04:46.:04:49.

that argument, about who opens or does not open the door, the two

:04:50.:04:54.

sides are as far apart as ever. As one union official said last week,

:04:55.:05:01.

it still applies this week, not only are they not on the same planet,

:05:02.:05:04.

they are not even in the same universe of. No talks planned

:05:05.:05:09.

between either side, so the misery for passengers goes on.

:05:10.:05:13.

Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's approach to Brexit

:05:14.:05:15.

in a speech later today, saying for the first time

:05:16.:05:17.

that he is not "wedded" to the principle of free movement.

:05:18.:05:20.

But he will warn that the UK can't afford to lose full access

:05:21.:05:23.

Our political correspondent Iain Watson is in Westminster.

:05:24.:05:34.

Many people will be waiting to see exactly what he has to say. Yes, he

:05:35.:05:42.

has said time and again that Theresa May requires more scrutiny over her

:05:43.:05:46.

plans for Brexit, but even some of his own MPs ask him what his plan

:05:47.:05:52.

is. They want him to address the issue of immigration and some of the

:05:53.:05:56.

concerns of Labour voters who voted to leave in the referendum. He is

:05:57.:06:01.

speaking in Peterborough today, 60% of voters decided they want to leave

:06:02.:06:07.

there. There is a change of tone from Jeremy Corbyn, he says Labour

:06:08.:06:10.

is not wedded to freedom of movement. But in some ways he is

:06:11.:06:15.

prepared to cohabit with freedom of movement, because he says that there

:06:16.:06:19.

is an important economic decision to be made, and if access to the single

:06:20.:06:24.

market is at risk by putting restrictions on the free movement of

:06:25.:06:27.

Labour, it looks as though he will come down in favour of getting

:06:28.:06:33.

access to European markets. But he says he has policies that will

:06:34.:06:38.

reduce EU migration, they are existing policies, but they are

:06:39.:06:42.

items to stop unscrupulous employers bringing in cheap Labour to undercut

:06:43.:06:46.

workers who are here and to reinstitute something which the last

:06:47.:06:50.

Labour Government did, riding funds to those areas which are feeling the

:06:51.:06:54.

greatest impact from immigration. The Conservatives say Labour is too

:06:55.:06:57.

divided to bring about a successful Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn says that

:06:58.:07:04.

there are some benefits to Brexit, especially a future Labour

:07:05.:07:08.

Government could intervene to help British industry, something that is

:07:09.:07:12.

currently prevented by EU rules, but the Liberal Democrats say it proves

:07:13.:07:16.

that German Corbyn has never fully committed to being in the EU in the

:07:17.:07:20.

first place, that is why his heart was not in the referendum campaign.

:07:21.:07:26.

You will be able to hear and see that speech from Jeremy Corbyn on

:07:27.:07:27.

the BBC later. A 15-year-old girl has been

:07:28.:07:30.

arrested after the death Police found the younger child

:07:31.:07:32.

with life-threatening injuries in the Woodthorpe area

:07:33.:07:35.

of the city yesterday afternoon. She was taken to hospital but died a

:07:36.:07:48.

short time later. The teenager is being questioned by officers.

:07:49.:07:52.

Police in Northamptonshire have closed a stretch of the M1 motorway

:07:53.:07:55.

after a body was found in the road in the early hours of the morning.

:07:56.:07:58.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 16 and 17,

:07:59.:08:00.

near Northampton and Rugby, has been shut following

:08:01.:08:02.

the discovery and is expected to remain closed for most of today.

:08:03.:08:08.

We've just had an update on how the supermarket chain Morrisons

:08:09.:08:11.

The start of a busy week for the retailers, we will get an update on

:08:12.:08:26.

how they did over the Christmas period. It is when they make most of

:08:27.:08:30.

their money. Morrison's report a 2.9% rise in sales over Christmas.

:08:31.:08:36.

That is the strongest performance in seven years for them. It is also a

:08:37.:08:42.

big-time for the retailers, we will get Tesco, Marks Spencer,

:08:43.:08:46.

Sainsbury this week, and Waitrose. All of them reporting over the

:08:47.:08:49.

course of the week, telling us what we bought and how we bought it. It

:08:50.:08:54.

looks set to be a good Christmas for them. Figures from the British

:08:55.:08:59.

Retail Consortium say we spent half ?1 billion more than we did at the

:09:00.:09:05.

same time last year, last Christmas was not particularly strong for

:09:06.:09:08.

them, but also this time we have splashed out a bit before what we

:09:09.:09:12.

think could be a tough year in terms of inflation and prices going up.

:09:13.:09:16.

There is a warning that the prices we pay in the shops could start

:09:17.:09:20.

rising, because of a fall in the value of the pound. That makes

:09:21.:09:23.

things we buy overseas more expensive. For the first time in a

:09:24.:09:27.

long time we could see food prices going up. We have talked about price

:09:28.:09:32.

was bringing prices down, but they could start rising this year.

:09:33.:09:36.

The British and Irish Governments say they're going to work

:09:37.:09:39.

to try to find a solution to the most-serious political crisis

:09:40.:09:41.

Yesterday, the Deputy First minister, Sinn Fein's Martin

:09:42.:09:45.

It came after weeks of tension between his party and their partners

:09:46.:09:48.

in the power-sharing Government, the Democratic Unionists.

:09:49.:10:05.

Northern Ireland has an uncertain future, the power-sharing agreement

:10:06.:10:11.

has lasted for almost ten years, but they have often disagreed. The

:10:12.:10:14.

latest disagreement was over a green energy scheme which went wrong.

:10:15.:10:19.

Overly generous subsidies were paid to businesses who switched to

:10:20.:10:24.

environmentally friendly fuels. Pool one ?500 million over budget. Sinn

:10:25.:10:29.

Fein wanted the First Minister, Arlene Foster, to temporarily stand

:10:30.:10:33.

down for an investigation, but she refused. Yesterday the Deputy First

:10:34.:10:37.

Minister Martin McGuinness announced he was quitting. Because they have a

:10:38.:10:42.

joint office, that decision effectively puts Arlene Foster out

:10:43.:10:46.

of her job as well. In a video on social media, she said Sinn Fein had

:10:47.:10:51.

been selfish. At a time when we are dealing with Brexit, needing to

:10:52.:10:57.

create more jobs and invest in our health and education system,

:10:58.:11:00.

Northern Ireland needs stability. But because of their selfish

:11:01.:11:06.

actions, we now have instability. Martin McGuinness used to be an IRA

:11:07.:11:12.

commander. Arlene Foster survived an IRA bombing of her school bus.

:11:13.:11:16.

Demolition should in Government. Going to be easy, but you thought it

:11:17.:11:21.

would down so quickly. The last Stormont semi-election was eight

:11:22.:11:24.

months ago. Now a fresh poll is looking likely.

:11:25.:11:31.

A humanitarian crisis, unprecedented demand

:11:32.:11:33.

Those are just some of the contrasting headlines

:11:34.:11:37.

On Breakfast yesterday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

:11:38.:11:42.

admitted there was a serious situation in a number of hospitals.

:11:43.:11:48.

In 2000 the then-Labour Government set a target that every patient

:11:49.:11:51.

should be seen within four hours, a goal that hasn't been

:11:52.:11:55.

Since that target was announced, there are nine million more visits

:11:56.:12:03.

to A and the Government claims 27th December 2016 was the busiest

:12:04.:12:07.

Mr Hunt told Parliament 30% of people visiting emergency

:12:08.:12:15.

He also cast doubt on the future of the four-hour

:12:16.:12:20.

If we are going to protect the standard, it is a promise to sort

:12:21.:12:35.

out or urgent problems within four hours, but not all health problems,

:12:36.:12:36.

however minor. Chris Hopson, the chief

:12:37.:12:39.

executive of NHS Providers, was quoted by Mr Hunt

:12:40.:12:41.

on Breakfast yesterday. He agrees with the Health Secretary

:12:42.:12:44.

that there is not a humanitarian He joins us from our

:12:45.:12:47.

London newsroom. The humanitarian crisis came from

:12:48.:12:58.

the British Red Cross, what would you say is going on? We know a

:12:59.:13:03.

number of things. There is record demand coming into A departments.

:13:04.:13:09.

We know that many hospitals are struggling to cope with that extra

:13:10.:13:15.

demand. But thanks to the sterling efforts of over 1.2 million NHS

:13:16.:13:20.

staff, most are able to just about cope with that demand. On the one

:13:21.:13:25.

hand, it is not just normal winter pressures, and that is an under

:13:26.:13:30.

exaggeration. But humanitarian crisis and the NHS in meltdown is an

:13:31.:13:35.

over exaggeration. We owe it to the staff and patients to try to avoid

:13:36.:13:40.

any hyperbole. On the one hand, let's be clear, we are really

:13:41.:13:44.

struggling to cope with this demand, but we are not in meltdown. Let's

:13:45.:13:49.

nail down a few things, what about the impact on patients from those

:13:50.:13:54.

trusts which you have mentioned that just about coping? Is it long waits

:13:55.:14:01.

on colleagues? We know there is a standard whereby the NHS would like

:14:02.:14:07.

to see and aims to see 95% of patients within four hours. We know

:14:08.:14:14.

that that performance measure was running at about 75% at the moment,

:14:15.:14:17.

so we have got a large number of people who are having to wait very

:14:18.:14:22.

long times. What we also know, and this is where we are nervous, is

:14:23.:14:27.

there are some places where we are having patients having to wait more

:14:28.:14:30.

than 12 hours, and where they are having to wait on trolleys. In those

:14:31.:14:34.

circumstances, the risk to them considerably escalate. There are a

:14:35.:14:41.

very small number of trusts who are seeing those kind of weight and

:14:42.:14:47.

where the risk to patient safety is significantly elevated. Really to be

:14:48.:14:52.

careful, it looks like we are dancing on the head of a pin and

:14:53.:14:56.

playing semantics, but if you cut some of the media coverage, you get

:14:57.:15:00.

the sense that anybody who went into A was a huge risk. Equally, it is

:15:01.:15:07.

important not to underplay what is going on, the NHS is under very

:15:08.:15:10.

significant pressure. It is not just normal winter pressures. Lots of

:15:11.:15:16.

detail that you gave. You are talking about patients waiting for

:15:17.:15:18.

more than 12 hours. If that is your mother or child and you said that

:15:19.:15:24.

the risk is seriously elevated, that is extremely worrying.

:15:25.:15:29.

Yes, it is extremely worrying and that's why everybody in the NHS will

:15:30.:15:35.

do everything to avoid that and why by and large if you look at the vast

:15:36.:15:39.

majority of trusts, that's not happening, but we do know there are

:15:40.:15:44.

a very small number of trusts where for short periods of time that is

:15:45.:15:47.

happening and that is extremely concerning. But again, it is a

:15:48.:15:50.

function of the fact that we have got record numbers of people coming

:15:51.:15:55.

into A, equally though to be fair to NHS staff and we need to

:15:56.:15:58.

recognise their contribution, we are treating record numbers of patients

:15:59.:16:02.

within the four hour standards. So it is, we just need to be careful

:16:03.:16:05.

about how we calibrate what we say here. OK, also. Very concerning,

:16:06.:16:10.

what do you think needs to be done at that high end, at the end we have

:16:11.:16:14.

been talking about and I understand what you're saying about other parts

:16:15.:16:18.

of the NHS. What needs to be done to stop patients being put in

:16:19.:16:22.

potentially dangerous situations? Well, so what happens is that

:16:23.:16:26.

because we have real-time information in each hospital, if a

:16:27.:16:30.

hospital starts to see the number of trolley waits escalating or the

:16:31.:16:34.

number of 12 hour waits escalating then clearly there will be a whole

:16:35.:16:37.

series of management actions are taken where everybody absolutely

:16:38.:16:41.

rallies round and ensures that those then get dealt with. So what you

:16:42.:16:44.

tend to see happening is again, I want to stress it, a very small

:16:45.:16:49.

number of hospitals, you do see for a short to medium length of time you

:16:50.:16:54.

see a number of trolley waits and a number of 12 hour waits growing.

:16:55.:16:59.

Management moves very, very quickly. That then gets dissipated and sorted

:17:00.:17:03.

out, but then there is a danger that as for example, what we see is a

:17:04.:17:06.

really good example is what we tend to see on a Monday morning, as

:17:07.:17:10.

people as the weekend is over, people then start to come into A

:17:11.:17:14.

on a Monday and what you tend to see in some of those places again the

:17:15.:17:16.

numbers start to rise again, but again, what I wanted to reassure

:17:17.:17:19.

your viewers is that, every single member of the NHS staff, who are

:17:20.:17:24.

working absolutely as hard as they can, will do all they can to manage

:17:25.:17:28.

this risk and as I said what is important to realise is that that

:17:29.:17:33.

very, very highly elevated risk is actually, is confined to a small

:17:34.:17:37.

number of hospitals and although the NHS is under huge pressure at the

:17:38.:17:41.

moment by and large, we are just about keeping our head above water,

:17:42.:17:45.

but it really is in many places just about. Which hospitals? I don't have

:17:46.:17:50.

the absolute. It changes from day-to-day, but it is a very small

:17:51.:17:55.

number. OK, briefly Jeremy Hunt was talking yesterday, wasn't he, in the

:17:56.:17:58.

House of Commons about this four hours which this standard and saying

:17:59.:18:02.

to protect the four hour standard we need to be clear it is a promise to

:18:03.:18:07.

sort out all urgent health problems within four hours. Is that

:18:08.:18:11.

acceptable that that needs to be changed that standard? Well, I think

:18:12.:18:16.

what Jeremy Hunt has pointed to and I think he deserves credit for it is

:18:17.:18:20.

the fact that we have now reached the point where the NHS simply can't

:18:21.:18:23.

do everything that it is being asked to do on the money available and we

:18:24.:18:28.

need a proper national debate about what the NHS, what service the NHS

:18:29.:18:32.

is going to provide and it seems to me not an unreasonable question to

:18:33.:18:37.

ask is are we given, that we have got nine million extra people coming

:18:38.:18:42.

into A compared to six or seven or eight years ago, can we provide that

:18:43.:18:46.

four hour standard for absolutely every single patient? I think it is

:18:47.:18:51.

a legitimate question to ask, but it really hits that underlying point if

:18:52.:18:54.

you look at the demand for health and social care services in this

:18:55.:18:57.

country, it is rising very, very rapidly and we need a debate as a

:18:58.:19:01.

nation about either we spend more on our health and care services, in

:19:02.:19:04.

which case we can preserve everything that we've got and

:19:05.:19:07.

hopefully improve, but to be honest, unless we spend more, then we're

:19:08.:19:10.

going to have to ask questions like that which is can we carry on

:19:11.:19:14.

providing absolutely everything to everybody, given the demand is going

:19:15.:19:20.

to be going up? Chris Hobson, thank you for your time on Breakfast this

:19:21.:19:21.

morning. Thank you. Here's Carol with a look

:19:22.:19:28.

at this morning's weather. As we go through the day, you will

:19:29.:19:39.

notice the cloud will encroach from the west. So for many central and

:19:40.:19:42.

eastern areas, it is a chilly start, but there is some sunshine, but as

:19:43.:19:46.

the weather front comes in from the west, the cloud will build ahead of

:19:47.:19:49.

it. The rain will push eastwards. It will brighten up behind it, and by

:19:50.:19:52.

the time we see the rain in the east, it will be weakening in

:19:53.:19:56.

nature. So turning more drizzly. But even into the afternoon across

:19:57.:20:01.

Northern England, the cloud will be building ahead of that cloud. The

:20:02.:20:04.

cloud building too across Eastern Scotland. Just a few showers dotted

:20:05.:20:09.

around the west. But a lot of dry weather by afternoon and for

:20:10.:20:11.

Northern Ireland, you said goodbye to the weather front so drying up

:20:12.:20:15.

nicely, but starting to cool down. For Wales, again, we've got the

:20:16.:20:19.

thicker cloud. Some spots of light rain or drizzle and it is the same

:20:20.:20:22.

into south-west England. But for Cornwall, particularly the further

:20:23.:20:25.

west that you are, it will start to brighten up too. This drizzly rain

:20:26.:20:30.

extends into the Channel Islands and you can see all the cloud around the

:20:31.:20:34.

weather front so it is the far east of England so East Anglia and the

:20:35.:20:37.

South East that hangs on to the sunshine for the longest. Through

:20:38.:20:40.

the evening and overnight, that drizzly rain continues to push away.

:20:41.:20:44.

We will see more showers fade in through the course of the night too,

:20:45.:20:48.

but the most notable feature will be the wind. Touching severe gales,

:20:49.:20:52.

those are the gusts across Northern Scotland with wintry showers, so

:20:53.:20:57.

some atrocious mountain conditions, anywhere from North Wales and the

:20:58.:21:00.

Midlands and the Wash will be windy through the night and through the

:21:01.:21:03.

course of tomorrow. It might well lead to disruption. Across the

:21:04.:21:08.

southern Uplands and the Pennines, we could have gusts up to 70mph. No

:21:09.:21:13.

That could affect the higher level routes of the M62 for example. Take

:21:14.:21:17.

care if you're in a high sided vehicle a light vehicle, a bike, you

:21:18.:21:21.

know the drill. Tomorrow, a fine day for many in the sense, it will be

:21:22.:21:25.

dry and sunniment wintry showers in the north. The lightest winds will

:21:26.:21:29.

be in the South East, but the same areas from North Wales, North

:21:30.:21:32.

Midlands, the Wash, it is going to be a windy day. And it will feel

:21:33.:21:37.

cold as well. By the time we get to Thursday, still windy as you can

:21:38.:21:40.

tell from the isobars across the northern half of the country, but

:21:41.:21:44.

not as windy. Than we've got an area of low pressure scooting in from the

:21:45.:21:47.

south-west, it will be tracking eastwards. Now, this really is

:21:48.:21:51.

giving us a headache as to how far north it is going to go. So

:21:52.:21:55.

depending on that, will depend on where we see some snow because it

:21:56.:21:59.

will engage with the cold air coming down. So what we think at the moment

:22:00.:22:03.

is across some southern counties and it may not be as pessimistic as this

:22:04.:22:07.

is showing, we will see rain, but some of us will see sleet and snow

:22:08.:22:10.

even at lower levels. We don't expect it to last and in the

:22:11.:22:14.

northern end of the country, once again we are looking at further snow

:22:15.:22:18.

showers. So as we go through the day, add in the factor of the wind,

:22:19.:22:22.

the three and four Celsius that you can see will feel sub-zero. So a lot

:22:23.:22:26.

going on with the weather, Dan and Lou.

:22:27.:22:30.

You make me shiver just thinking about it.

:22:31.:22:38.

Parkour is the daredevil pursuit of jumping over walls,

:22:39.:22:40.

buildings and structures, and from today, it will be

:22:41.:22:43.

classed as an official sport by the Government.

:22:44.:22:48.

The new status means it could be promoted within schools,

:22:49.:22:50.

but some have concerns over the safety of thrill seekers.

:22:51.:22:54.

Let's take a look at parkour in action.

:22:55.:23:05.

Eugene Minogue is the CEO of Parkour UK.

:23:06.:24:13.

Lovely to talk to you this morning, Eugene. There are concerns about the

:24:14.:24:23.

safety which we'll get to. What does parkour becoming a sport mean to you

:24:24.:24:28.

and to the sport? Well, it means officially we get the recognition

:24:29.:24:31.

and acknowledgement that parkour is a sport. It has been around for

:24:32.:24:36.

approximately 30 years or so. It has been in the UK for 12 to 15 years

:24:37.:24:41.

now. So it really means that it receives the same status alongside

:24:42.:24:45.

other recognised sports. So will we see our kids learning it in school?

:24:46.:24:53.

It is already been in schools. It is delivered in schools and colleges

:24:54.:24:59.

for over ten years now. We work closely with the Association of

:25:00.:25:03.

Physical Education around how we deliver parkour running into schools

:25:04.:25:07.

safely and appropriately. We saw George there taking part. He is well

:25:08.:25:12.

into his 80s. I suppose it is done by young people, but it is not a

:25:13.:25:16.

sport exclusively for young people? Absolutely. Literally anybody can do

:25:17.:25:21.

it. A lot of people say to me, you know, when can I start parkour? My

:25:22.:25:26.

answer to them is when did you stop? We all do this instinctively as

:25:27.:25:31.

human beings, we move freely, as children and then society and norms

:25:32.:25:35.

around that tell us not to do stuff or tell us to move in places as

:25:36.:25:40.

opposed to spaces. So parkour is just really reminding that you have

:25:41.:25:43.

got an obligation to play as a human being and all we're doing is

:25:44.:25:47.

reintroducing that and getting people to move in a way that we were

:25:48.:25:52.

built to. The brain sometimes tell you maybe I shouldn't jump over

:25:53.:25:56.

those railings because there is a danger and there is a fear factor

:25:57.:25:59.

and that's a big element and people watching this this morning may have

:26:00.:26:03.

legitimate concerns about that. Do you understand those? Of course.

:26:04.:26:08.

With any sport, there are sporting risks. What we do at parkour UK is

:26:09.:26:16.

to better manage those risks through a very skilled, very qualified

:26:17.:26:20.

workforce, through our member organisations that deliver the

:26:21.:26:22.

activities, whether that's to older people and for parkour for mental

:26:23.:26:27.

health, or parkour physical literacy or family parkour sessions or just

:26:28.:26:30.

general parkour sessions and whether it is in schools, universities and

:26:31.:26:36.

hospitals and we manage the risk properly. Eugene, best of luck and

:26:37.:26:43.

congratulations on parkour becoming a sport.

:26:44.:26:48.

Mike Bushell had a go. Did he say we have an obligation to play as a

:26:49.:26:53.

human? Yes. Let's leave you with that short. It is time for the news,

:26:54.:26:55.

travel and weather wherever you are. Plenty more on our website

:26:56.:30:15.

at the usual address. Now though it's back

:30:16.:30:19.

to Dan and Louise. Hello, this is Breakfast

:30:20.:30:21.

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker. Another strike is affecting services

:30:22.:30:31.

on Southern rail this morning. Drivers belonging to the Aslef

:30:32.:30:34.

union will stop work Just 16 trains will run today

:30:35.:30:36.

instead of the nearly 2500 The dispute - about the role

:30:37.:30:42.

of the guard on trains - has been going on for

:30:43.:30:46.

nearly ten months. A 15-year-old girl has been

:30:47.:30:49.

arrested after the death Phil Bodma is in York for us and can

:30:50.:31:04.

tell us a little more. What more do you know? Louise, this forensics

:31:05.:31:09.

tent is the centre Of this investigation. A seven-year-old girl

:31:10.:31:14.

has died, a 15-year-old girl is helping police with enquiries

:31:15.:31:19.

following what happened here in the Woodthorpe district of York

:31:20.:31:23.

yesterday at about 4. 4. 30. We know police were called to this address.

:31:24.:31:28.

The girl was taken to hospital but died a short time later. Now, a

:31:29.:31:34.

teenager remains in police custody, is being questioned by officers in

:31:35.:31:38.

connection with this. A spokesman from North Yorkshire Police said

:31:39.:31:42.

they were called at 4. 30 yesterday afternoon and the investigation into

:31:43.:31:45.

the circumstances surrounding the girl's death continues, he said. A

:31:46.:31:48.

tweet last night from the York City tweet last night from the York City

:31:49.:31:53.

East policing team said, a difficult late shift for all York

:31:54.:31:57.

staff with the tragic death of a seven-year-old, thoughts with the

:31:58.:31:58.

family. Those investigations continue. There's quite a lot of

:31:59.:32:02.

media attention here this morning and that police cordon is likely to

:32:03.:32:08.

stay in place for some time whilst the enquiries continue.

:32:09.:32:11.

Jeremy Corbyn is to outline Labour's approach to Brexit

:32:12.:32:14.

in a speech later today, saying for the first time

:32:15.:32:16.

that he is not "wedded" to the principle of free movement

:32:17.:32:19.

Mr Corbyn's critics have previously accused him of failing to heed

:32:20.:32:23.

the concerns of traditional Labour voters who opted to leave the EU.

:32:24.:32:26.

He'll say that Labour will demand "fair rules and reasonably managed

:32:27.:32:29.

The British and Irish governments say they're going to work

:32:30.:32:36.

to try to find a solution to the most serious political crisis

:32:37.:32:40.

Yesterday, the deputy First minister, Sinn Fein's Martin

:32:41.:32:44.

McGuinness resigned after weeks of tension between the party

:32:45.:32:48.

and its partners in the power-sharing government,

:32:49.:32:50.

Our Ireland Correspondent Chris Page joins us now from Belfast.

:32:51.:33:01.

An expert was saying one voluntary one forced resignation really? Well,

:33:02.:33:09.

that is right. Equatorial Guinea has resigned as Deputy First Minister.

:33:10.:33:16.

-- Martin McGuinness has resigned. The Government Stormont's stopped

:33:17.:33:18.

functioning and the morning papers are painting a bleak picture. To

:33:19.:33:24.

give you an idea, end of the road is one headline and another, into the

:33:25.:33:28.

unknown. So what happens next? Looks like Northern Ireland is facing the

:33:29.:33:31.

prospect of new elections. Having said that, the Northern Ireland

:33:32.:33:36.

secretary James Brokenshire hasn't given up hope of bringing the

:33:37.:33:42.

parties together to talk. If there is an election, the DUP and Sinn

:33:43.:33:48.

Fein may be the largest parties and because the disagreement is so

:33:49.:33:51.

serious, it's unlikely they would want to go back into Government with

:33:52.:33:55.

each other straightaway. We could then be into a long, complex

:33:56.:33:59.

negotiation on all of the issues the parties disagree on. There are

:34:00.:34:03.

differences on everything from same-sex marriage to Brexit and

:34:04.:34:06.

Northern Ireland could be without a devolved Government under those

:34:07.:34:08.

circumstances for quite some time. Thank you very much.

:34:09.:34:15.

Victoria Derbyshire is on at 9:00am this morning on BBC Two.

:34:16.:34:21.

Good morning, Victoria, what are you covering today?

:34:22.:34:23.

As you've been reporting, Nicole Kidman's new film Lion has

:34:24.:34:26.

been nominated for five Baftas, including Kidman herself

:34:27.:34:29.

We have an exclusive interview with her today in which she talks

:34:30.:34:34.

about her own desire to become a mum again aged 49.

:34:35.:34:37.

I would have liked probably two or three more children.

:34:38.:34:40.

Join us after Breakfast, on BBC Two, the BBC News Channel and online.

:34:41.:34:56.

Coming up here on Breakfast this morning.

:34:57.:35:04.

The Worst Witch book series has enchanted children for decades,

:35:05.:35:07.

and it's now being turned into a new TV series.

:35:08.:35:10.

We'll meet one of its stars later in the programme.

:35:11.:35:12.

Peter Davison's parents used to own a sweet shop,

:35:13.:35:15.

so how did he do in an experiment to go without sugar for 15 days?

:35:16.:35:19.

And, the awards season is well under way, and this morning it's

:35:20.:35:27.

We'll take a look at who's been nominated.

:35:28.:35:32.

But first let's get the sport with Kat.

:35:33.:35:40.

News own a bigger, some would say better World Cup? Some would, not

:35:41.:35:49.

you Dan, you are continually cynical about the plans. Questions? Yes,

:35:50.:35:53.

about what the motivation is behind it, whether it's to boost the

:35:54.:35:56.

profile of football in some countries by allowing them to play

:35:57.:36:00.

in the World Cup, get themselves on the world stage or whether it's

:36:01.:36:04.

about the cold, hard cash. We are speaking to one of our

:36:05.:36:07.

correspondents in Zurich later on but yes it looks as though we'll see

:36:08.:36:12.

more teams involved in the World Cup in future as Fifa delegates are

:36:13.:36:17.

expected to vote in favour of an expanded tournament today. The

:36:18.:36:23.

option is for a 48-team World Cup, consisting of 16 groups of three. In

:36:24.:36:28.

each group, the three teams would play each other and then the top two

:36:29.:36:33.

teams from each group would go on to qualify for a last 32 knockout

:36:34.:36:38.

stage. That makeses a total of 80 matches.

:36:39.:36:46.

Live to our correspondent Richard Conway who is in Zurich and is

:36:47.:36:49.

covering this big vote for us later on today. Who is right then, is it

:36:50.:36:54.

all about raising the profile of football across the road or is Dan

:36:55.:36:58.

right to be cynical that it does come down to raising millions of

:36:59.:37:06.

pounds in extra profit for Fifa? Well, I think the answer lies across

:37:07.:37:11.

three different sections; political sport and financial. Now, if you

:37:12.:37:15.

take each three, financially Fifa will raise around a billion dollars

:37:16.:37:19.

or ?800 million in extra revenue from this. They say they'll put that

:37:20.:37:27.

money back into football worldwide. Politically, the elected Fifa

:37:28.:37:31.

President promised an expanded World Cup so he's delivering on that

:37:32.:37:36.

promise and, in sporting terms, well, lots of countries, 211 Fifa

:37:37.:37:41.

members, lots of countries in Africa and Asia are saying it's been 32

:37:42.:37:46.

countries since 1998, there's European dominance in the tournament

:37:47.:37:50.

at the moment and they want a bigger say, they want to get more of their

:37:51.:37:53.

countries to the party every four years and they see this as their

:37:54.:37:57.

chance so they'll vote in favour of the measures later today. I think

:37:58.:38:00.

the answer lies across the three different areas.

:38:01.:38:05.

What about the fact that there's 80 matches in this new proposed World

:38:06.:38:10.

Cup from 2026, how does that work logistically, are we going to have a

:38:11.:38:15.

giant tournament that rumbles on for months? One of the big issues going

:38:16.:38:20.

into this decision has been the European clubs, the European club

:38:21.:38:24.

association represents 400 of Europe's biggest club sites,

:38:25.:38:26.

providing 80% of the players at World Cups. They are not happy with

:38:27.:38:31.

the proposals. They say there's already too much football being

:38:32.:38:35.

played. One thing Fifa will say today, I've seen one of their

:38:36.:38:41.

reports that's looked into this, they say that because a 48-team

:38:42.:38:46.

tournament, 16 groups of three teams, this will mean it could be

:38:47.:38:50.

played in 32 days and the finalists will play seven games, the same

:38:51.:38:55.

number as played at the moment with 32 teams, so Fifa will dispel the

:38:56.:39:00.

thought of too many games being played. They are trying to see this

:39:01.:39:03.

as perhaps a good solution to grow the game without putting too much

:39:04.:39:07.

more demand on the players who take part.

:39:08.:39:13.

Richard, in an unrelated issue, how cold is it in Zurich there at the

:39:14.:39:18.

moment? Pretty cold! This is Fifa's garden behind me. It's very snowy,

:39:19.:39:24.

about minus two or three. We were outside the awards last night and it

:39:25.:39:27.

was minus five, this is why we do this, coming here today, all the

:39:28.:39:32.

executives are inside, we'll be invited in at some point this

:39:33.:39:35.

morning to get warm and have a cup of tea. Get a hat on! That snow is

:39:36.:39:47.

on its way to us as well this week! Claudio Ranieri's won Fifa coach of

:39:48.:39:52.

the year award. He was in Zurich to pick up the title, recognition of

:39:53.:39:58.

his achievement in leading the 5,000-1 shots to the title last

:39:59.:40:03.

season. I think what happened last season in England was amazing, it

:40:04.:40:09.

was something strange. The God of football said Leicester must win.

:40:10.:40:11.

Only this, only this. And who else but Cristiano Ronaldo

:40:12.:40:21.

was Player of the Year. He added the Fifa trophy

:40:22.:40:23.

to the Ballon D'Or award he picked up last month,

:40:24.:40:26.

after a season in which he captained Portugal to the European

:40:27.:40:28.

Championship and won the Champions League

:40:29.:40:30.

and Club World Cup with Real Madrid. We had the draw for the fourth

:40:31.:40:33.

round of the FA Cup last night. The holders Manchester United

:40:34.:40:36.

will play Wigan Athletic - but here's what the Cup

:40:37.:40:38.

is all about. Wycombe Wanderers, from League two,

:40:39.:40:40.

saw Tottenham Hotspur They quite like the idea

:40:41.:40:42.

of a trip to White Hart Lane. Leeds United have an away tie

:40:43.:40:46.

at either non-league Sutton United or AFC

:40:47.:40:51.

Wimbledon, after beating Cambridge United -

:40:52.:40:54.

although they were given a scare by the League 2 side,

:40:55.:40:57.

who went ahead through Uche Ikpeazu. But Alex Mowatt scored

:40:58.:41:00.

the winner for Leeds. The full draw is on

:41:01.:41:03.

the BBC Sport website. England's former rugby captain

:41:04.:41:10.

Chris Robshaw will miss the whole of the Six Nations

:41:11.:41:13.

with a shoulder injury. The flanker damaged his left

:41:14.:41:16.

shoulder in Harlequins' match with Worcester on New Year's Day

:41:17.:41:19.

and is expected to be out Johanna Konta's preparations

:41:20.:41:22.

for the Australian Open She's through to the quarterfinals

:41:23.:41:28.

of the Sydeny International after a comfortable straight-sets

:41:29.:41:33.

win over Australia's The British number one next

:41:34.:41:35.

faces Daria Kasatkina, who knocked out world number one

:41:36.:41:41.

Angelique Kerber today. Let us hope she has what it takes.

:41:42.:41:59.

She reached the semi-finals last year so she obviously likes it in

:42:00.:42:03.

Melbourne. Hopefully another big year ahead.

:42:04.:42:05.

Kat, thank you very much. January's often the month

:42:06.:42:08.

when we think about eating healthily and giving up things like sweets

:42:09.:42:11.

and processed meat. One group of celebrities have taken

:42:12.:42:14.

it to the next level for a brand The programme sees them

:42:15.:42:18.

swap their unhealthy diets and lifestyles for long gruelling

:42:19.:42:24.

days of farm work and But will cutting out the rubbish

:42:25.:42:27.

prove to be too much for some? Or will it make life

:42:28.:42:32.

sweeter than ever? Woke up this morning with a really,

:42:33.:42:34.

really bad dizzy spell. Really?

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Yeah, just my head. I was fine lying in bed,

:42:42.:42:42.

and then I sat up and the room With the sugar withdrawal

:42:43.:42:45.

beginning to kick in, I woke up at four o'clock last night

:42:46.:42:49.

with a banging headache. It's like I've got a hangover,

:42:50.:42:55.

and I don't even drink. If I wasn't doing this,

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I'd be lying down in bed... Wow.

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..Calling the doctor. Oh Peter! I didn't look entirely

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happy there. He was part of the programme. He's here now. You didn't

:43:40.:43:43.

look entirely happen pore for certain bits of this programme. No.

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The idea is, you go to this place and first up they show you the bad

:43:48.:43:51.

stuff you have been eating. That was good of them, big plates of sugar,

:43:52.:43:57.

yes. Were you shocked by what you'd eaten over the year? Yes. It was

:43:58.:44:04.

horrifying. When you consume as much of that, it changes your mind almost

:44:05.:44:08.

instantly about sugar and you see it as this awful thing that's going to

:44:09.:44:12.

rot your teeth and make your insides fat really, that's what it does,

:44:13.:44:16.

just turns to fat. When you went in there, what were you hoping to get

:44:17.:44:21.

out of it? I was not hoping to be sugar free for the rest of my life,

:44:22.:44:25.

I didn't think that was practical but I did want to learn about the

:44:26.:44:30.

fact that sugar is in everything, and just learnt the way to have a

:44:31.:44:35.

slightly healthier diet. Were you shocked by the effects because it

:44:36.:44:43.

was a sudden detox as well - tell us how it affected you? They warned

:44:44.:44:47.

that it would make us slightly irritable. They didn't tell me I'd

:44:48.:44:57.

keel over, but literally, one minute you had the meal where all the sugar

:44:58.:45:01.

was there and they are encouraging us to eat the final meal before the

:45:02.:45:05.

detox then you have nothing. You are making the food, working on the farm

:45:06.:45:08.

and I don't know if that was the reason that the thing happened to

:45:09.:45:12.

me, but certainly you are right, it was the body shock.

:45:13.:45:19.

Let us see the clip. Peter's condition has taken a turn for the

:45:20.:45:27.

worse and the paramedics are called. How long are you doing this for? Two

:45:28.:45:33.

weeks. You are into day two? Yes. OK. What we need to do, we can't

:45:34.:45:40.

determine what exactly is the cause of this, we'll give you a quick

:45:41.:45:44.

check over and make sure there is nothing else. OK. Peter out of

:45:45.:45:50.

everyone has been the most upbeat so this is a real like, what is going

:45:51.:45:56.

on. I'm just hoping it is to do with the detox and not anything more

:45:57.:45:59.

serious, to be honest, because if it is, we probably won't be seeing

:46:00.:46:01.

Peter again. We only laugh because you're OK. Two

:46:02.:46:15.

days in, what's going on? I'm very feeble! The joke was, when I went

:46:16.:46:21.

into it, it was a very interesting experiment to see if I could live

:46:22.:46:25.

with it. I thought I would be very low key, sitting in the background

:46:26.:46:28.

and seeing what would happen. I literally turned into a walking soap

:46:29.:46:33.

opera within two days. But I was determined to come back. What was

:46:34.:46:39.

physically happening? It's a thing called Labyrinth rightists, which

:46:40.:46:41.

they can only detect by eliminating everything else. It's like being

:46:42.:46:49.

very drunk without the pleasure of being drinking anything. The room

:46:50.:46:53.

spins and you can't stand up. In addition to a big diet change you

:46:54.:47:00.

are in there with some people who you will get on with and some will

:47:01.:47:04.

rob you up the wrong way. That because I wanted to do it. I thought

:47:05.:47:08.

it was an interesting thing to do. We knew what we were getting into.

:47:09.:47:14.

Some of us, one or two people didn't think... It was like no one had told

:47:15.:47:19.

them they would have no sugar. And because of the lack of sugar I might

:47:20.:47:22.

have been more irritable than I would normally be. I'm normally a

:47:23.:47:30.

fairly good human! They did a series before. I think it was Rory McGrath

:47:31.:47:38.

who gave up sugar now. Did you lose weight? I did. They did when he is.

:47:39.:47:44.

It wasn't about losing weight. That wasn't important. As Ann Widdecombe

:47:45.:47:48.

said at one point, they make a seat so much food! But it was sugar free,

:47:49.:47:52.

it wasn't about losing weight, but we inevitably did. And doing the

:47:53.:47:57.

physical activity and hard graft. Working hard on the farm, too. And

:47:58.:48:02.

those of us who didn't cheat, even though they had to let me out once

:48:03.:48:07.

to do a private commitment and I was faced with cakes, I didn't have any.

:48:08.:48:12.

But there was cheating going on? I believe there was, but I don't know

:48:13.:48:17.

how much. It was limited, but nevertheless, impressive. LAUGHTER

:48:18.:48:25.

We did all lose weight, yes. But they didn't weigh me until halfway

:48:26.:48:31.

through. Are you now an evangelist about the lifestyle? According to my

:48:32.:48:36.

family I was a food fascist when I came back. I would go to the fridge

:48:37.:48:40.

and my son would take out a yoghurt and I would say, do you know how

:48:41.:48:45.

much sugar is in that! I'm not sugar free, but I now takes the sugar in

:48:46.:48:49.

everything. It's in everything. I was on low-fat yoghurt is four years

:48:50.:48:53.

before that and I looked at how much sugar is in them, it's frightening.

:48:54.:48:58.

So it has changed you. Some of us are addicted to sugar, do you think?

:48:59.:49:08.

It tastes very nice but it has no nutritional value at all. I try to

:49:09.:49:11.

think of it now is an enemy, not a friend. It's a seductive enemy, but

:49:12.:49:16.

it's still an enemy. That's the problem, once you've started having

:49:17.:49:21.

it, you crave it. I do, and I still have moments when I can't resist.

:49:22.:49:27.

That's OK! I'm glad you're OK. It's on ITV at 9pm tonight. We were just

:49:28.:49:34.

about to mention that! We are glad you made it back say. Another

:49:35.:49:40.

reminder, Peter Davison will be in Sugar Free Farm on ITV from 9pm

:49:41.:49:42.

tonight. Here's Carol with a look

:49:43.:49:44.

at this morning's weather. There's a lot to talk about but we

:49:45.:49:53.

can start with a beautiful weather watcher's photograph from Hampshire

:49:54.:49:57.

and another one from Devon. We have some sunshine here, but as we go

:49:58.:50:00.

through the day the cloud will build. Write a bit of sunshine,

:50:01.:50:06.

clouds dotted here and there. That cloud in the north-west, introducing

:50:07.:50:09.

the weather front and some rain. As the rain moves from the west to the

:50:10.:50:13.

east it will start to weaken. By the time it gets to the east later it

:50:14.:50:16.

will be more like drizzle and rain and it will brighten up behind it.

:50:17.:50:21.

The weather front producing the cloud and patchy rain. A lot of

:50:22.:50:24.

clout in eastern Scotland with showers in the far north. One or two

:50:25.:50:30.

showers in the West but we will see some dry weather and sunshine.

:50:31.:50:33.

Relatively clear in Northern Ireland, bright spells will stop

:50:34.:50:43.

into Wales, -- bright spells. Moving into Wales... Spots of rain. Into

:50:44.:50:48.

the West, brightening up, down in Cornwall and Devon. Through the rest

:50:49.:50:51.

of Devon and Somerset, Gloucestershire, the Midlands, a lot

:50:52.:50:55.

of cloud extending to the Channel Islands with spots of rain. East

:50:56.:51:00.

Anglia and the south-east hang on to sunshine for the longest. Through

:51:01.:51:03.

the evening and overnight the most notable feature will be the wind.

:51:04.:51:08.

Looking at gusts of up to severe gale force in north-west Scotland.

:51:09.:51:15.

North of the wash and North Wales, it will be very windy. Some of the

:51:16.:51:24.

higher-level routes could be affected. The M62 will be affected

:51:25.:51:33.

overnight and into tomorrow. Check your local BBC radio station. Wintry

:51:34.:51:39.

forecast for tomorrow particularly in the hills of Scotland. It will be

:51:40.:51:43.

atrocious in the mountains, with some blizzards. Looking at a windy

:51:44.:51:47.

day, and a lot of dry weather, having said that. But by then the

:51:48.:51:50.

cold air will have filtered across the UK. Going into Thursday, windy

:51:51.:51:56.

in the northern half of the country. As you can see from the squeezing

:51:57.:52:01.

isobars. However, we have some weather fronts coming our way from

:52:02.:52:05.

the Southern counties. The forecast for this could change. We think at

:52:06.:52:09.

the moment it will come in through southern England and South Wales. It

:52:10.:52:13.

could go further south or north. But as it clashes with the cold air you

:52:14.:52:18.

will find some of it will turn to sleet and snow. We will see that in

:52:19.:52:25.

some of the modest hills in the south and at low levels. It would be

:52:26.:52:29.

everywhere, but it will not last. At the other end of the country we have

:52:30.:52:33.

some snow. Wintry showers getting down to low levels. With showers,

:52:34.:52:39.

not everyone will see it, but it will be around something drier and

:52:40.:52:42.

brighter. Thursday will be a cold day. Still windy, but not as windy.

:52:43.:52:48.

It will feel subzero. And we are not Out of the Woods on Friday either.

:52:49.:52:54.

Some hefty weather warnings coming our way. Moving on to the Baftas.

:52:55.:53:00.

British stars Naomie Harris and Andrew Garfield have been

:53:01.:53:02.

nominated for best acting awards at the Baftas.

:53:03.:53:05.

Hollywood musical La La Land has the most nominations with 11 nods.

:53:06.:53:07.

Joining us now, is the actor Dominic Cooper and Bafta

:53:08.:53:15.

Thank you for joining us this morning. Dominic Cooper read out the

:53:16.:53:22.

nominations this morning. What have you made of those nominations, first

:53:23.:53:26.

of all to Amanda. I think it's a really exciting year for film.

:53:27.:53:31.

Looking at the film with the most nominations, La La Land, it couldn't

:53:32.:53:38.

be more different from Arrival and Nocturnal Animals with nine

:53:39.:53:40.

nominations each. I'm aware some of the films are yet to come out but

:53:41.:53:44.

today we will shine a bright spotlight on them and hopefully lots

:53:45.:53:48.

of people will see them. We are seeing pictures of La La Land. Not

:53:49.:53:51.

many of us have seen it because it hasn't come out yet, but why is it

:53:52.:53:56.

so special? I think it's a really unique film. Lots of people today

:53:57.:54:00.

have asked me if it's because we've had quite a grim year that people

:54:01.:54:06.

needed a different kind of entertainment. . The performances

:54:07.:54:13.

are amazing. There's a joyfulness about the film. Looking across the

:54:14.:54:16.

nominations the range is extraordinary. You have La La Land.

:54:17.:54:21.

Arrival is a sci-fi film. More harrowing stories in Moonlight and

:54:22.:54:29.

I, Daniel Blake. That's what makes the nominations interesting this

:54:30.:54:32.

year. The critics have been really positive about La La Land. James

:54:33.:54:37.

King said it ticks a lot of boxes. It feels nostalgic but it also has a

:54:38.:54:42.

modern touch. It's hard to explain. It does exactly that. It's difficult

:54:43.:54:46.

when you hear such wonderful things about a film and you go in with

:54:47.:54:51.

expectations so high, but it reaches all those expectations. It's

:54:52.:54:54.

stunning, moving, reminds me of those films when you were young. The

:54:55.:54:59.

performances are gorgeous. They are so skilful. You desperately want to

:55:00.:55:03.

be in it. It makes you thoughtful about your own life, the decisions

:55:04.:55:08.

you've made. It does everything. You can understand why it has 11

:55:09.:55:11.

nominations and why people are raving about it. It all makes sense.

:55:12.:55:16.

I'm excited for it to come out here and for people to get the

:55:17.:55:20.

opportunity to see it. It really is wonderful. It's why film was

:55:21.:55:26.

created. It's one of those ones. Another completely different genre,

:55:27.:55:32.

I Daniel Blake is done well as well. Fantastic to see it doing so well.

:55:33.:55:37.

It has five nominations including one for director Ken Loach, who got

:55:38.:55:42.

his first Bafta nomination 50 years ago in the television awards. What a

:55:43.:55:48.

career that has been. Haley Squires is also nominated. She appears in

:55:49.:55:55.

the film, her first nomination. We saw the Golden Globes yesterday, La

:55:56.:55:59.

La Land was there and a number of other films did well. Quite a few

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political statements were made by some actors. Most well-known, Meryl

:56:04.:56:07.

Streep has been on the front cover of lots of newspapers here and in

:56:08.:56:11.

the US. When you see somebody in your profession make statements like

:56:12.:56:15.

that, do you wince or applaud? Is it the right stage? I can't say whether

:56:16.:56:23.

it's the right or the wrong stage, but if somebody is politically aware

:56:24.:56:29.

and speaks eloquently, about her feelings on the state of the world,

:56:30.:56:33.

and she feels a responsibility to do that and people will listen, then

:56:34.:56:37.

it's wonderful. There's a problem when everybody starts to decide to

:56:38.:56:41.

make claims and say how they feel in that environment. It's a very

:56:42.:56:44.

delicate subject. But I somebody like Meryl Streep, with the gravitas

:56:45.:56:50.

she has and the level of knowledge and awareness politically that she

:56:51.:56:56.

has, I certainly don't wince. And more so than ever, we need people

:56:57.:57:03.

with freethinking and clever, intelligent people to make their

:57:04.:57:06.

statements and make people aware of how they feel and how we should be

:57:07.:57:12.

feeling. It's a hard one, and perhaps not the right place to do

:57:13.:57:16.

it, but that's where she chose to do it. I applaud her for being brave

:57:17.:57:20.

enough to do it. She certainly made headlines. On the front pages of

:57:21.:57:26.

lots of newspapers. Amanda, the Baftas has a new diversity

:57:27.:57:29.

initiative at the moment. What's that doing, and what difference

:57:30.:57:34.

could it make? Last month we announced a number of changes.

:57:35.:57:39.

Firstly to our membership criteria. Because we wanted to make membership

:57:40.:57:43.

more accessible to people. In the past you have needed to know Bafta

:57:44.:57:48.

members to become one. You had to be proposed and seconded. We've got rid

:57:49.:57:55.

of that immediately. Also, by 2019, films to be eligible for the British

:57:56.:57:59.

categories in the awards happen to have adhered to at least two of the

:58:00.:58:06.

four BFI diversity standards. That can sound incredibly dry when I say

:58:07.:58:10.

that out loud, but bringing it to life, we spend a lot of time talking

:58:11.:58:14.

to the production community here in the UK, and I was so delighted by

:58:15.:58:19.

the reactionary got leading producers who said it gives them a

:58:20.:58:24.

framework and a model to work to. They are incredibly supportive of

:58:25.:58:31.

the changes we will make. Dominic, how important is it as an actor to

:58:32.:58:36.

have a nomination? To have a nomination for an actor, it's a

:58:37.:58:41.

celebration, ultimately. These events celebrate all the hard work

:58:42.:58:46.

and effort from everyone that goes into making these wonderful pieces

:58:47.:58:54.

of art. For an actor, you feel, I suppose, it's nice that your work

:58:55.:58:58.

has appealed to people and had an impact and effect. And the work you

:58:59.:59:03.

have put in and thought about at such great length has been

:59:04.:59:08.

appreciated. But you also have an extraordinary amount of gratitude to

:59:09.:59:12.

people who have created that, every single aspect of the creation of a

:59:13.:59:15.

film, and there are many people involved in that. Thank you for

:59:16.:59:17.

joining us. The British Academy Film Awards

:59:18.:59:32.

will take place on Sunday, February 12th where we'll find out

:59:33.:59:38.

all the winners. As households struggle to make ends

:59:39.:59:41.

meet, business has boomed But while unlicensed loans may

:59:42.:59:45.

seem like a quick fix, they can destroy lives,

:59:46.:59:50.

as debts spiral due to high interest, and payments are extorted

:59:51.:59:53.

through threats and violence. Tonight, a BBC One documentary sheds

:59:54.:59:56.

the light on the people working The programme's been three

:59:57.:00:00.

years in the making. Inside the pockets, and we have

:00:01.:00:06.

got two wads of cash. It's always double bagged

:00:07.:00:14.

and sealed, and then it's counted One of the most important things

:00:15.:00:20.

is to secure the mobile phones. People will do things

:00:21.:00:30.

like eating their Sim cards, There is a bank bag with ?20 notes

:00:31.:00:32.

and other notes inside. Bearing in mind with this man,

:00:33.:00:43.

there is evidence in the house that he hasn't paid any

:00:44.:00:47.

of his standard bills that are all expected to pay, and he's

:00:48.:00:49.

receiving additional benefits. You wouldn't expect to find

:00:50.:00:52.

multi-thousand pounds chucked away in clothing in the bedroom,

:00:53.:00:56.

or stuffed down Cath Williams from Trading

:00:57.:00:58.

Standards, who features in the film, Hovelly to speak to you. How much of

:00:59.:01:25.

a problem is this? Massive impact on the victims. People have been driven

:01:26.:01:30.

almost to the point of suicide by these persons' greed extorting money

:01:31.:01:33.

from them. Tell us a bit about the threats that

:01:34.:01:37.

people have experienced, what kind of things? We have heard all sorts.

:01:38.:01:42.

Loan sharks, it's like psychological warfare, they find out what is

:01:43.:01:45.

important to you and then threaten it. A guy in Manchester turned up at

:01:46.:01:52.

school and walked a lady's teenage daughter home. She was watching the

:01:53.:01:58.

daughter stood at the end of the drive with Mr Big. For that lady,

:01:59.:02:04.

that was enough to keep her paying for years, then the explicit, "we'll

:02:05.:02:10.

break your legs", "I have a space in my backyard to bury you", you can

:02:11.:02:15.

imagine how it affects their lives. As we were saying in the

:02:16.:02:19.

introduction, there is more people struggling to make ends meet and

:02:20.:02:22.

sometimes you've got to get money to feed the family or to find money to

:02:23.:02:26.

pay for the things you essentially need to keep life going and you

:02:27.:02:30.

might have to turn to something like this on occasions? Absolutely. The

:02:31.:02:36.

problem is that loan sharks don't have a tabbard on saying they are

:02:37.:02:41.

loan sharks. A lot of the borrowers say they thought they were their

:02:42.:02:45.

friends and it's almost like, I'll lend you ?200 until you get the

:02:46.:02:52.

money to pay me back so you can get your washing machine fixed. People

:02:53.:02:57.

have paid back thousands, all they've been is the victim of a loan

:02:58.:03:00.

shark waiting for the knock on the door and absolutely terrified. You

:03:01.:03:04.

talk about Mr Big but there are all sorts of people engaging in illegal

:03:05.:03:09.

money lending? A massive spectrum, from organised crime groups down to

:03:10.:03:12.

people who maybe lend to 30 people in their work place, a massive

:03:13.:03:15.

spectrum. Is there a problem with that, for example? We do come across

:03:16.:03:20.

that. There's all sorts of things, people at school gates, people in

:03:21.:03:25.

the work place, organised crime, a state-based lending, community-based

:03:26.:03:28.

lending, it looks different from how it imagined I would from when I came

:03:29.:03:33.

into the job. 20% of the people we arrested were female. They are a

:03:34.:03:37.

factor as well. One in five loan sharks are women. Another figure is

:03:38.:03:43.

APR rates, 4.2 million %. You can't pay that back can you? No, and that

:03:44.:03:47.

is the thing. Too many people are out there with people extorting

:03:48.:03:51.

money from them. The amount of the original loan is often irrelevant,

:03:52.:03:55.

it's a hook to get people in their grasp then to make sure they pay.

:03:56.:04:01.

You have 100% conviction rate of people you take to court. Yes. What

:04:02.:04:06.

sort of percentage do you get into court because presumably finding

:04:07.:04:10.

evidence, is it difficult? We have had over 350 successful

:04:11.:04:16.

prosecutions, we have a small team covering the whole of England. We

:04:17.:04:20.

want people to come forward, we don't want them to suffer in

:04:21.:04:29.

silence. There might be somebody going through this and they should

:04:30.:04:35.

get in touch with us. We understand how scary it is to call us, but

:04:36.:04:38.

phone us and have the conversation. We can think about statements later,

:04:39.:04:43.

just phone up and have the conversation. We can take

:04:44.:04:48.

information down in confidence. They need to call Trading Standards then.

:04:49.:04:52.

When do they need to know it's a loan shark, it's not just a ?10

:04:53.:04:59.

lend? Any loan that spirals out of control and where you don't know how

:05:00.:05:04.

much you are paying back, no paper work and any threats with it. Thank

:05:05.:05:08.

you very much. It's a big problem for increasing numbers of people as

:05:09.:05:09.

well. The War on Loan Sharks

:05:10.:05:12.

is on BBC One tonight at 10:45pm. Let's take a last, brief

:05:13.:05:15.

look at the headlines I'm back with the latest

:05:16.:05:17.

from the BBC London It's a story that has been thrilling

:05:18.:06:54.

children since the 1970s - an unsuspecting girl is whisked off

:06:55.:07:11.

to a world of witches and wizards, only to find that despite her best

:07:12.:07:14.

efforts, magic isn't Tomorrow, a new adaptation

:07:15.:07:17.

of The Worst Witch starts on CBBC. We'll be talking to one

:07:18.:07:20.

of its stars in a moment, We're joined now by Clare Higgins,

:07:21.:07:23.

who plays Miss Cackle Here they come, the future of

:07:24.:08:25.

witchcraft. The new term starts in six weeks. And these are our

:08:26.:08:30.

potential new ones... We're joined now by Clare Higgins,

:08:31.:08:37.

who plays Miss Cackle So many will have read this. What

:08:38.:08:50.

surprised me is how many adults over 40 ask if it's coming back. They are

:08:51.:08:57.

so embarrassed but they are 40 or 50, this is cross-generation and the

:08:58.:09:00.

little kids are going to be introduced for the first time. 20,

:09:01.:09:05.

30, 40 and 50-year-olds or even very old people like me are longing to

:09:06.:09:10.

revisit it. Longing. What is the enduring appeal of it then, is it

:09:11.:09:15.

just a well-told story? You saw that little introduction and clip. As

:09:16.:09:18.

soon as you are up that mountain, you are in magic land and magic land

:09:19.:09:25.

is safe, safe and wonderful. The enduring thing is that it's about

:09:26.:09:28.

friendship at the end of the day. It's about everything that we all go

:09:29.:09:32.

through, school, problems, teachers you don't get on with, friends, what

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is it like making friends, how difficult is it, what do you have in

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common, these are enduring things but for me the thing that's really

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beautiful and wonderful is how magical it is and how funny it is.

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And you fly. I remember sitting on a broomstick in the studio thinking, I

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can't believe I'm being allowed to do this. What did you do at work

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today, you know, "well... I sat on a broomstick and I flew! " You can see

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it's just magic, totally. It's not been on TV for some time,

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over ten years now, for those who might be coming to it for the first

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time, what would you say to bring them in, how can you best describe

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it? Cackle academy mill dread Maude and the rest of the girls feel like

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family -- Mildred. As soon as you open the door to this party, you

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identify with it, everyone identified with someone. These are

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people we recognise instinctively and we are drawn into their world,

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where there are specific rules, what is magic, what are the rules of

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magic and how does it fit into the real world. Sometimes I look around

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the world and think, we could all do with a bit of this. We could do with

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a bit of magic. Mildred has a few mishaps, let's have a look at one.

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Here we go... . Mill you, I think you should

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concentrate. -- Millie, I think you should concentrate.

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Argh... Oops. A bit of gunge as well.

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We are massive fans of Harry Potter in our house and you can't help but

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watching it with that in mind as well because there are more than a

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few similarities. There are. These books were written

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way before, 40 years ago, but I think really the commonalty is the

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same thing, friendship mixed with magic and anyone who's lived through

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their own childhood knows what that means. Harry Potter I think really

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also, that's wonderful as well, it's the same theme. But, you know, this

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book's written a very, very long time ago and I think Jill wrote

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about her own childhood. Is it true you gave someone the fright of your

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life when you were out walking round in your witch's outfit and there was

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a guy driving? This is hilarious, we filmed on a small country road in a

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tiny house in Cheshire, in a tiny house called Witch's Cottage. There

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was a lull in proceedings as there often is, so I wondered off on this

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country road to have a look around. As I stepped out in my witch's hat

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and cloak and broomstick, around the corner comes a car. It comes towards

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me and this man went like that and nodded at me and I know that man

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went home and said to his wife, I just seen a witch. I want to say to

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that man if you are watching, stop the divorce, you did see a witch and

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it was me! Lovely. Thank you so much.

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Thank you! We asked you who's left you feeling

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ripped off when it comes to your

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