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Hi, I'm Ricky with your Newsround update this Friday morning.
Warnings of winter storms bringing strong winds, snow and flooding.
And what will changes to the World Cup mean for football?
First up and many of you might be waking up to some pretty extreme
weather this morning and there are severe weather
warnings for much of the UK.
People in coastal parts of Essex have been told to leave their homes
after a warning that high tides and strong winds
could cause flooding.
The army is on hand at Skegness in Lincolnshire to help out
when a storm surge hits later on today.
And in many other parts of the UK things are feeling pretty
frosty with snow and ice causing travel problems.
And we want to know what it's like where you are.
Send us your weather pics or videos to us by going online now.
We use energy for all sorts of things in our houses,
from the hair dryer to the kettle.
But in the future we could be getting our power
from a brand new energy source - the sea.
Martin's being looking into how it works.
From giant wind turbines to solar panels, renewable energy is one
of the many ways we can use the environment to
help power our homes.
And now experts say that government should support big plans to build
the world's first tidal lagoons here in the UK.
Tidal lagoons use the movement of the sea to create power.
This would involve building a huge wall in the sea,
around five miles long, to create a pool in the middle.
Then large machines called turbines would be placed
between the sea and the pool.
When the sea level is high, and the pool level is low,
water will get sucked through the turbine
into the pool, creating power as it moves through it.
And when the water in the pool is high but the sea level is low,
the water will flow back out in the reverse direction,
creating energy as it leaves.
So are there any worries?
Well, some people are concerned about how it could affect the fish.
We're very worried about tidal lagoons because they have
the potential to chop up lots of fish.
And the positioning of lots of lagoons near the mouth
of rivers is very alarming.
And how much would it cost?
Just over ?1 billion.
But experts say it's worth it.
If you look at the cost spread over the entire lifetime,
120 years of the project, it comes out at about 30p
per household for the next 30 years.
That's less than a pint of milk.
The first lagoon would be built in Swansea, but the aim could be
to build five more off the coasts of Cardiff, Newport, Bridgwater Bay,
Colwyn Bay and West Cumbria.
It looks like the tide is turning on the way we will see our homes
powered in the future.
You might have recently heard about a vote by Fifa,
the world governing body of football, to make
the World Cup bigger.
But it's left a few people scratching their heads
about what it all means.
Here's a quick look at the details.
From 2026, the World Cup is set to get bigger.
A lot bigger.
The number of teams taking part will increase from 32 to 48.
It means more teams play more games, but Fifa say the tournament
will still only takes 32 days and the eventual winner
will still only have to play seven games to become world champions.
So, what could it mean?
Well, lots of people are hoping that it could mean that more
big stars from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern
Ireland could all play at the same World Cup.
But it's thought many of the extra teams will probably come
from Africa and Asia.
There have been strong voices for and against it.
Fifa say their plan is to open football up to the whole world.
And give more countries the chance to play at the World Cup.
Others say Fifa have done it just to make more money and that having
weaker teams in the tournament means the football just won't be as good.
Whatever the arguments, the goal is to make the biggest
footballing tournament in the world even bigger and even better.
Finally have you ever had a bit of a nightmare in the kitchen?
Well, take a look at this.
Nine-year-old British boy Oscar was competing in the Spanish version
of Junior Masterchef and got pretty upset when his fish and chip dish
didn't quite go to plan.
Well, it wasn't all bad.
After being on the show, Oscar was invited to cook
for the British ambassador to Spain and judging by this picture
it went much better.
That's all from me, Newsround's back right here in about half an hour.
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of the day's stories.