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Hello - it's friday, it's 9 o'clock, I'm Joanna Gosling,


Thousands of people in Essex and Suffolk told to move to safety


as gale force winds combine with high tides along


There are 11 severe flood warnings in the area -


I am in Jaywick where is getting busier at this rest centre where


more than 2500 residents are being evacuated from their homes. We will


have the details live. Amber Cliff died of cervical


cancer aged just 25. Her family say she'd


repeatedly asked for tests And with claims this week


that the NHS is struggling to cope with demand,


we'll find out what politicians and people working in the health


service think needs to be done. Welcome to the programme,


we're live until 11:00 this morning. If you're affected by the bad


weather and flood warnings this If you're a man who works part-time,


then we'd love to hear Are you part-time through choice


or because you can't Do get in touch on all the stories


we're talking about this morning - use the hashtag Victoria LIVE


and if you text, you will be charged Our top story today - the army's


on standby to help evacuate communities along the East Coast


where a tidal surge The Environment Agency has issued 11


severe flood warnings, 29 schools in Scotland


have been closed All along the east coast,


floodgates have been closed Gale-force winds are


combining with high tides In Jaywick, in Essex,


there is a severe flood warning, The emergency services


have arrived in force. The residents are


being urged to leave. We really strongly advise people


to stay away from high tides, and not just those being evacuated,


but more generally, if people can be sensible


about not wave watching, about not driving through floodwater


and really just focusing It's very important today,


with this weather. Some have already heeded that


warning, others are waiting to see. Everyone on the text messages


saying, "Have they evacuated yet?" The neighbours next door,


they get all panicked because she's not very well next door and things


like that, so I think a lot of people are


actually planning to stay. On the Lincolnshire coast


at Skegness, the military have been About 100 soldiers are being based


at the police station. Along the coast, those most


vulnerable are doing what they can There will be a significant rise


in the water but whether it will be enough to top the defences,


that depends on Mother Nature, And Mother Nature is set to bring


more wintry weather today, Nearly all the UK is covered


by weather warnings Our correspondent Leigh Milner


is in Jaywick in Essex. You are at one of the places people


are being taken to when they have to leave their homes. What's happening?


17 people slept here overnight. They were told to evacuate. In total 2500


people in Jaywick and surrounding areas were told to leave their homes


yesterday afternoon, that's half the population of Jaywick. It's busier


this afternoon. They are sitting down, they haven't had any sleep.


With an update, a representative from the Environment Agency. Lisa,


as I understand, and I don't know if it's true, but as we've established


no threat to life in Essex, but there is possibly around the east


coast. Is that what we are hearing? You're dealing with two tides today.


The initial tide is expected at midday and that's looking slightly


better than forecast, which is great news. The important thing is that


wind could pick up at any time, so we are telling people to be


vigilant. We are would rather have people here where they say. But


there is the possibility warnings could go up again later in the day.


So there is still the possibility of flooding in Essex and East Coast


later this evening? Definitely. We are tracking the weather, but it


could reach high levels this evening. We encourage people to stay


safe, be vigilant and keep listening to our warnings and those of the


emergency services and take action when needed. This isn't a false


alarm, it's the real thing. People need to get out of their homes. We


are seeing red and yellow, severe warnings, does that means threat to


life? Severe warnings been threat to life. A flood warning me is threat


to property and actions need to be taken. The issue with the storm


surge, it's about the high wind coinciding with what would be high


tide anyway. When you get that, you get really high levels, but it can


be changeable through the day. We forecast it as closely as we can and


we watch it through. But it's important people stay alert because


some of the high tides will happen late tonight. What plans are in


place to minimise damage to property if flooding occurs? We have been


working all week to make sure we have brought more than 8000


kilometres of barrier, large amounts of pumps, the military and other


partners are involved. We have a temporary barrier that will put up


protection. Across areas people are seeing defences put in place to help


them. Thank you for speaking to us, Lisa. Plenty of people here staying


warm. It's not a false alarm, this is the real thing. If you feel you


are at risk, make sure you check out the Environment Agency website.


Our correspondent Phil Mackie is at a services on the M42 -


What's it like where you are? It's very cold and windy. There has been


some snow falling in the last hour. It has given a covering of snow here


widely across the West Midlands. It's not really causing any major


disruption. You can see over my shoulder, the motorway with traffic


moving slower than normal, but freely. You can possibly make out


the lights of the sign saying that there is salt spreading happening.


There is a rapidly moving snowstorm moving south-east at the moment. We


will probably catch the of it, so it. Snowing in the next half an


hour. It's following the route of the M1 to M40. Later on the forecast


is better. By Sunday any snow lying on the ground will wash away in the


rain. No schools shutting and no major disruption. A covering of


snow. Very unpleasant to be stud outside, but perhaps not as bad as


some had feared. Thank you, Phil Mackie. We will have a full weather


update just before 10am. In ETA is in the BBC newsroom. -- Anita.


BBC News understands that Christopher Steele -


the former British spy who wrote a dossier of lurid claims


about Donald Trump - was once hired by the England


It's believed he was brought in to investigate allegations


of corruption made against world football's governing body,


Fifa, and to gather intelligence on rival bids,


Talks aimed at re-unifying the island of Cyprus have


ended without agreement - but with a plan for officials


The United Nations, which has hosted the talks in Geneva,


says a working group will be set up to consider the security concerns


of both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.


The UN Secretary General says he believes a deal on reunifying


The car maker Fiat Chrysler has been accused of violating


The US Environmental Protection Agency says the manufacturer


equipped tens of thousands of diesel Jeep and Dodge vehicles


with software that regulates emissions results.


The firm has denied doing anything illegal, but has seen its share


The number of men in low-paid part-time work has increased


New research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies has found that


one in five low paid men between the ages of 25 and 55 now


works part time compared to 1 in 20 two decades ago.


Top-earning men in the professions normally work full-time.


In fact, only 5% of them work part-time.


But in comparison, amongst the lowest-paid men,


often in areas like catering and hospitality, 20% now work


part-time, and that number has increased fourfold


That has meant that wage inequality for men has increased, as high-paid,


full-time staff have done far better than low-paid, part-time workers.


But for women, the opposite is the case.


For women, earnings growth has been consistently higher than that


for men over the last 20 years, and more of them are in work.


For men, particularly the lowest-paid, they've actually


seen falls in the numbers of hours of work, which has suppressed


It is far from clear why low-paid men are


It might be because they want to, although that seems unlikely.


The fact that 60% of the low-paid and part-time jobs are either


in retail, wholesale, restaurants or hospitality might


suggest that men who previously worked in low-paid but secure


and full-time jobs, in sectors like manufacturing,


have lost that work, and instead have been forced


into the traditionally poorly paid and less-secure services sector


Just after 10:30, Joanna will be discussing this further with those


with those who find themselves in part-time work.


Hospitals have been warned they are failing to raise concerns about


incompetent locum doctors. The General Medical Council says some


hospitals take no action when they see incompetence in stand in


doctors. The regulator says a reluctance


to share information weaknesses in checks is allowing some poorly


performing stand-in There were emotional


scenes during a ceremony at the White House last night,


as outgoing US President surprised his vice-president


with the country's For the final time as president, I'm


pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honour, the


presidential medal of Freedom. APPLAUSE


As you heard there, Joe Biden received


Mr Biden said the honour had been a complete surprise.


Barack Obama said he and his second in command had had 'quite a ride'.


This also gives the internet one last chance to...


Do get in touch with us throughout the morning -


use the hashtag victoria live and if you text, you will be charged


We'll be looking more closely at the trend of why more men are working in


low paid part-time work. If you are in that situation, get in touch.


Let's get some sport with Jessica Creighton.


News overnight of the draw for the Australian Open...


Seven Britons in the main draw this year and Johanna Konta is one of


them. In the last few minutes she has won the Sydney International


beating Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets. She will play Kirsten


Flipkens in the first round of the Australian open. A tough match


considering Flipkens got to the semifinal of Wimbledon last year. In


the men's draw, Andy Murray plays against a Ukraine opponent, the


world number 93. None of the four male British players face opponents


in the world's top 50 in their opening-round matches. Andy Murray


has made it to the final in Melbourne five times before but has


never won the Australian open. The returning Roger Federer might have a


say in Andy Murray winning his third title of 2017. Murray could face the


20 17th grand -- could face the 17 time grand slam champion in the


quarterfinals. Tributes coming in for Graham Taylor, the football


world paying tribute to the former England manager this weekend after


his passing yesterday aged 72. A minutes applause will be held ahead


of games with some players wearing black armbands. Taylor spent time at


Lincoln city, Aston Villa and wolves, but is probably best


connected with Watford, where he managed for a total of 15 years over


two spells. He led the club from the fourth division two runners-up in


the First Division in five years. He also took them to the 1984 FA Cup


final. Taylor also managed England for three years but retired from the


job in 1993 after England failed to qualify for the 1994 World Cup. Will


be here any more on the future of the England captain today? Alastair


Cook, will be meeting with director of cricket Andrew Strauss today amid


speculation on whether he will remain as captain.


England had a tough time recently on their tour of India, 84-0 series


defeat. Cook admitted having questions about his captaincy and


leadership. He seemed to endorse top batsman and vice captain Joe Root.


This meeting with Andrew Strauss isn't extraordinary. It's normal for


the two to come together and review a series. Cook is into his fifth


year at the helm, having captained England for a record 59 tests. It


would take its toll on anyone, but there the tempting prospect of the


Ashes at the end of the year. England don't play another test


until July. Their one-day side is currently in the middle of a series


in India so it's the Cook will be given time to ponder his decision.


And sad news from the world of horse racing? Bryan Fletcher has died, he


won the Grand National three times, twice on Red Rum. He wrote Red


Alligator to victory in 1968, repeating the feat with Red Rum in


1973 and 1974. Former champion jockey Peter Scudamore has led


tributes to Fletcher, describing him as an unsung hero.


Amber Cliff died of cervical cancer on Sunday.


She worried there was something wrong with her four years ago


because she had bleeding and abdominal pains,


but her family say she was told she was too young to be tested.


Smear tests are offered to women when they turn 25 in England.


Her brother Josh said she finally paid for a private test


which confirmed the news they were dreading.


Let's talk now to Amber's brother Josh, and her sister Cameron.


Monday into Tuesday looks likely to stay mild, but cloudy with early


thank you both very much for coming in. She only died at so soon after


the death. Why have you decided to come and talk so obviously our


condolences to you. It cannot be easy coming out and talking so soon


after the death. Why have you decided to come and it is so hard,


we would not want anyone to go it is our way of dealing with it, as long


as we can raise awareness and no one else has to go through it, because


it is heartbreaking, it is so hard, we would not want anyone to go


through take us back, Josh, because she was having symptoms for some


time before the cervical cancer tell us when she was initially concerned


and what seemed to be wrongAmber was a very private person anyway, but


from late teens she was concerned about different. She knew her body,


she knew something wasn't right and she kept going to the doctor, to the


GP. She knew her body, she knew something wasn't right and she kept


going to the doctor, to is a water infection, it is the bill, your


hormones, your age, anything to get her out, sometimes it was just, this


must be how it is, and nothing was changing saying, there is something


not right, can we check this? She was constantly told, it is a water


infection, it is the Bill, your hormones, your age, anything to get


her out, sometimes it was just, this must be how it is, and nothing was


as sisters, was she talking to you about it, Cameronhad been there for


weeks on end we did not really speak, because she did not want to,


so we just acted not really, even when she came back from hospital


after she had been there for weeks on end we did not really speak,


because she did not want to, so we just acted which is quite natural,


everybody handles these situations point where she wanted a cervical


smear to cervical cancer, what had made her feel that she should have


that test? How old was she at that stage in her case, Josh, it got to


the point where she wanted a cervical smear detestable cervical


cancer, what had made her feel that she should have that test? How old


was she at that stageI don't think we ever thought it would come back


that she did have cervical cancer, because you are led to believe that,


oh, no, it is 25 and over, it is so rare, so you do believe what you are


told from the she was looking online and reading symptoms and wanted to


rule it out, she was only 21. She was asking before 21, that is when


she got it, at 21, but she wanted to rule it out for so long, I don't


think we ever thought it would come back that she did have cervical


cancer, because you are led to believe that, oh, no, it is 25 and


over, it is so rare, so you do believe what you are told from the


people you put your trust into with your when she talked to the GP and


said she wanted a cervical smear, what was she toldwould get wrong


readings from the cells she was told she was not 25 and it would do more


harm than good because they would get wrong readings from the cells


and even though she had symptoms that caused her to make a link when


she looked it up onlineopportunity to say, we will rule it the GP said,


no, it will be your hormones, the Bill, water infections, she was


never even given the opportunity to say, we will rule it she was just


told, paid for a Private smear test, hoping to rule it out, but in the


end, she paid for a Private smear test, hoping to rule it out, her and


all of you, she was so young got the devastating news that it was


cervical cancer, it must have been devastating for her and all of you,


she was so youngby the time we found out she had had it for two to four


years, so it was, there were more implications and stuck, by the time


we that had the most effect, that she could not have kids because they


had found out so late she cannot have kids, and that was a massive


issue, that have the most effect, that she could not have kids because


they had found out so how frustrating was it to know that she


had had the tumour between two and four years and had been flagging


this up as an issuenot like she had not had the symptoms, she was trying


do you believe she might still be alive... 100%. If she had been given


that option, what we are trying to push for, even to just rule it out,


they would have found that she had cervical cancer at a young age, in


the early stages, and been able to treat it. To leave someone for that


long... She died at 25, that is the age for a smear, she would never


have made 25 if we had not gone Private. Cancer does not know age,


it is not about numbers, it is not when you become 25 all of a sudden


cancer can enter your body. This is the issue we are trying to raise


now, people need an option. What do you want the option to be? I


understand the amount of people who have been in this situation before


and tried to lower the age to 18 for screening to make it mandatory, that


is not what I'm aiming for, I want to make it an option for people with


symptoms who are under 25 and concerned, you don't have to give it


to everyone under that age but giving to those who are concerned.


Some GPs have said they would have given her a smear test at that age


but this is the problem, it is such a grey area and differs from GP2 GP,


we need an across-the-board guideline to say if someone has


symptoms, yes, you can refer them from a smear even if they are under


25. So you think there is a postcode lottery depending on where it


happens? Definitely. When you say if somebody wants a smear under 25 they


should get it, would you say that should be based on actual symptoms


or just if somebody has any concern? I do think it would go down to


symptoms but I think people would have concerned if they have


symptoms, I don't think a lot of people are just generally concerned


they have it for no reason. I don't understand -- I do understand all of


this, but we want to make it available for people who do have


symptoms and are concerned, there needs to be a guideline and some


kind of... Something to allow doctors to put people forward for


smears because a lot of them feel they are not allowed to. The


Department of Health says the best clinical evidence, and you have


alluded to it, says routine screening of women under 25 does


more harm than good, including false positive results. There is nothing


more harmful than using your sister at 25 -- losing your sister. I


challenge anyone to come and stand in front of me who has a daughter,


anyone related to them at such a young age and said they would be


happy for them to lose their life at the age of 25 and stand by the age


of 25 for screening. Nothing comes close to it. What do you think about


the cut-off age, Cameron? Exactly what Josh Huff said, it is worrying


for me, I am not of the age so I will get it privately. You are 19?


And you will get a Private test and? Yes, as soon as I have had my baby.


You are pregnant, when are you due? March, and that was another hard


thing, telling Amber, because Josh has just had two babies and with me


being pregnant it was hard but Amber because she spoke about pregnancy


and stuff... This is what I mean, they don't understand the impact it


has on people's lives to tell them, no, you cannot have a smear for that


long, then to find out she has cervical cancer, it is not just


dealing with the cancer, but her older brother has two kids in two


years, her younger sister is pregnant, all this time she is told,


because we ignored you for so long you will never have kids. It is not


just about battling cancer, it is everything that comes with it, the


relationships it will affect and everything. Amber had to basically


go through her life... If she was to survive, she would have to tell any


potential partner, you are going to be with someone who can never have


kids, just because they would not give her a smear when she was


concerned. Did you know that it was terminal? Did she talk about that?


This is still a grey area because Amber was very Private. There are


still bits and pieces going backward and forward as to whether the


doctors thought she had four to five years, whether they thought it was


treatable. They gave her chemotherapy twice, once for the


cervical cancer and once when it spread to her lungs as well. They


hoped they got rid of everything but she never got the all clear in the


four years she battled it. But Amber may have known in the last few


months that it was never going to go away and she was never going to have


a full life, but Amber would have kept that to herself. Tell us about


Amber. Amber was just Amber, wasn't she?! Yeah, really. She spoke her


mind. She was just really one-of-a-kind. Everyone on Facebook


and everything that is coming forward now is just saying how


lovely she was, she touched so many people's hearts, really. If you ask


anyone to describe Amber, they will just say she is just Amber, she is


just one-of-a-kind, she speaks her mind, tells you exactly what she


thinks, but she is so determined as well. She will really push for


something, and that is why we are doing this, because we feel like it


is what she would want. She would be very proud of you both. Thank you.


Ashburn Medical Centre in Sunderland told us they are unable to comment


on individual cases, but are deeply saddened


to hear of Amber's death and offer their sincere condolences


The Department of Health told us that cervical screening is not


offered to under-25s because cervical cancer


They added, "The best clinical evidence shows that routine


screening of women under 25 actually does more harm than good,


We also vaccinate girls with the HPV vaccine which protects against 70%


The Department for Transport says it is seeking information from American


regulators about claims Fiat Chrysler has been violating


pollution laws. Let's talk to Aaron Heslehurst. What has been going on?


You have to remember this is all coming out just one day after


Volkswagen finally settled in the United States just over $4 billion,


so it is the environmental protection in the in the United


States, it has accused Fiat Chrysler of using, a similar story, using


eight different types of software in thousands of its vehicles, the


majority sold in the United States, to basically cheat admissions.


Sergio Mattioli, the big boss of Chrysler, has said, if you think


this is like a Volkswagen story, this is what he's saying, he is


saying it is about 104,000 vehicles in the United States, that is one of


them, the Jeep Cherokee, you have also got the Dodge Ram, a pick-up


truck, the majority in the United States, I know here in the UK they


are asking Fiat Chrysler to take a look at possible cars that we have


here in the UK, but it could cost the Environmental Protection Agency


has said to Fiat that it could find them about 44,000 US dollars per


vehicle, a total of $4.6 billion, and all the experts I have been


speaking to this morning, the auto industry experts, have said, we have


been waiting for something like this, when the Volkswagen scandal


arose, they knew it would not just be one car-maker getting away with


this. Thank you very much.


You are welcome! See you soon.


Left lying on two hospital chairs in A for 5 hours


due to a lack of beds - that's what happened to one little


We'll be looking into why it happened.


More on the NHS, as it's released its weekly winter figures


We'll be talking to an A doctor working on the frontline


during one of the busiest winters on record.


Gale force winds and high tides are threatening to cause flooding


The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings,


in Essex and East Anglia, meaning danger to life.


The army's on standby to help evacuate communities


In Scotland, 29 schools have been closed


BBC News understands that Christopher Steele,


the former British spy who wrote a dossier of lurid claims


about Donald Trump, was once hired by the England


It's believed he was brought in to investigate allegations


of corruption made against world football's governing body,


Fifa, and to gather intelligence on rival bids,


Talks aimed at re-unifying the island of Cyprus have ended


without agreement, but officials plan to


The United Nations, which oversaw the talks in Geneva,


says a working group will be set up to consider the security concerns


of both the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities.


The UN Secretary General says he believes a deal on reunifying


Fiat Chrysler has been accused of violating US pollution laws. The


firm has denied doing anything illegal but its share price has


fallen by more than 15%. The number of men in low-paid


part-time work has increased New research by the Institute


for Fiscal Studies has found that one in five low-paid men


between the ages of 25 and 55 now works part-time compared with 1


in 20 two decades ago. That's a summary of the latest BBC


News - more at 10.00. Let's catch up with the sport.


Johanna Konta has won the Sydney International in the last half an


hour. The British number one beating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-4, 6-2, the


ideal warm up for the Australian open which begins next week. Johanna


Konta has been drawn against Kirsten Flipkens in the first round. In the


men's draw world number one Andy Murray will play Marchenko of


Ukraine. He could face Roger Federer in the final eight. There will be a


minute's applause before all English football league matches this weekend


in tribute to Graham Taylor. The former England manager died


yesterday aged 72. Alastair Cook will meet director of cricket Andrew


Strauss today to discuss his future as England captain. Cook has


admitted having questions over his role during his side's 4-0 defeat to


India. Brian Fletcher, three-time Grand National winner, has died at


the age of 69. New Road Red Rum to victory in 1973 and 1974. Former


champion jockey Peter Scudamore described him as an unsung hero of


sport. Just after 10am I will be joined by former British number one


tennis player Greg Rusedski. Korea 11 severe flood warnings in


place for coastal areas of Norfolk and Suffolk. 5000 homes around Great


Yarmouth are being evacuated. We can speak to a lady who was evacuated


from a caravan last night. Good morning, Mary. What happened when


you were told you had to leave your caravan? When I went shopping to


Morrison's I heard on the radio that they would evacuate everyone at 7am


this morning. I unpacked my shopping, had my dinner and went to


bed. Then I heard a lot of noise, phoned a neighbour and he asked,


where ARU. I said I was in my lodge. He said you've got to get out


immediately. I left immediately and came here. They have done everything


for us. More importantly, I'm safe. It must have given you a fright to


be woken up and told you had to leave straightaway. It was, but, you


know, I'm glad I did and that I'm here and safe. What were you told


about the risks if you did not leave? They said there was a risk of


flooding, and any kind of flooding, I just left immediately, I wouldn't


hesitate. So are you now worried for your caravan? Not particularly. As


long as I'm safe, I don't care about the caravan. I hope everything is


all right. Thank you for talking to us, Mary. Thank you. We will have a


full weather update just before 10am.


More misery for Southern Rail commuters today.


Once again they're stuck at home because the drivers are on strike


There are more strikes planned later this month in this


long-running dispute over staffing levels on trains.


So what hope is there for an end to the chaos?


And how is it affecting people who rely on the trains?


We can speak now to Mick Whelan - General Secretary of Aslef,


the train drivers union which has called the strike.


And we can also speak to Summer Dean, a passenger and rail


campaigner with the Association of British Commuters, and commuters


We invited Chris Grayling and the Department for Transport


They declined saying the minister did not have any time


We also invited Southern and Govia Thameslink Railway,


which owns Southern, onto the programme.


We will come to some and Brad first. In a word, can you sum up what it's


like commuting on Southern rail? Every day disruption, that's two


words, but it's not just on strike days. I'm eager to get that point


across. And Brad, sum it up in a word? Soul destroying, if that's


just one word. As some are mentioned, it's everyday, and that


compounds and it becomes daily. Fill in some more detail. How long have


the problems been going on and describe exactly what the problems


are for you. This is going back easily a year. It's been getting


progressively worse and worse. The disruption is all the time. Four


hour commute homes. Cancellations. Everything being blamed on overtime


bans. When Govia took over the contract there were already staffing


problems, short-staffed. Those have got worse. Before the overtime


kicked in on the 6th of December, the situation was disastrous. We


were seeing many cancellations. The situation isn't much worse now with


the overtime ban, to be honest. Who do you identify as being effectively


to blame? Is there one party in particular? Where would you pin the


blame? Looking at the BBC debate earlier in the week and the fact


Chris Grayling hasn't made time, yet again, to turn up to a key


discussion on the matter, he needs to make time to talk this out. The


ball falls firmly in their court. The government are pulling the


strings here, and they have the power to step in and sort it out. We


believe... If Chris Grayling isn't up to doing this, he should step


aside and let someone else take over. Some are, what would you say?


I absolutely echo what Brad said there. We know Chris Grayling was


invited onto your show this morning. He's busy. Busy doing what? The


prime economic region in the country is in meltdown. People can't get to


work and they can't get home. And that's everyday, not just strike


days. And Chris Grayling is too busy to make a public performance, appear


in front of the media and the people addressed affected every day. I


personally think that shows he's out of touch the people who experience


this. It's an absolute lack of respect. We have essentially begged


Chris Grayling and the Department for Transport to step in. People


feel like there's no hope. The Association of British commuters are


pursuing gay judiciary review which I will be able to talk about later


in the month against the Department for Transport. -- are pursuing a


judiciary review. Where is Chris Grayling and why does he feel the


public so badly Busted you both put the blame at Chris Grayling's door?


Do either of you blame the union for walking out? I think it's really,


really important to realise that the disruption that's everyday is a far


wider issue than the current industrial dispute. As Brad said a


moment ago, we know there was an unsustainable level of reliance on


rest days working. We knew that's two years ago. We can't just put the


terrible service and destruction down to the industrial dispute. It's


a much wider issue is something that falls at the door of Chris Grayling


and he needs to step up and sort it out. Before I bring in Mick Whelan


from Aslef, a quick thought from Brad? I think the strikes are a


symptom and not a cause of the problem. That's key in this. The


whole accessibility issue is not being looked at. We had a local


resident stuck on a freezing cold platform for two hours earlier this


week because she couldn't board the train and the driver risked


discipline in helping her. The same thing happened the following day.


Policies are not working. The whole role that needs to be frozen while


we have a full public independent enquiry. We shouldn't be making


shouts on whether it's right or wrong. The government should be


stepping in and putting in place a full public enquiry. Bringing in


Mick Whelan, general secretary of Aslef. Two commuters who have


sympathy with the union, blaming Chris Grayling for not fixing the


mess. A lot of commuters might not be quite so sympathetic, because


it's affecting lives on a daily basis. Naturally. If I was paying


the level of fares and expecting a service and I wasn't getting it, and


I can't get to work, I can't get my children to school, I struggle to


get to a medical appointment, I would quite rightly look at my


personal circumstances and be angry. We spend a lot of time trying to


grow the industry, making it safer, campaigning for better investment,


better trains, green opportunities on freight and rail. Most of the


time we find ourselves not its dice, the general public agree with us.


The polls on what we are saying agree with us. We only do this as a


last resort. Let's focus on the safety issue. The row is about


driver only operated trains. The rail safety regulator says they are


safe. The national body has been very careful on two occasions. And I


have great faith in the Her Majesty'sInspector of railways. He


said if you do all the right things, the equipment and training is right,


it can be safe. He put that in the report done recently at short


notice. He also said in the report that the training had been done,


lighting in certain areas had been done and the equipment wasn't up to


spec. He didn't threaten to take their franchise away. Where we have


been saying in the last nine months we don't believe due diligence has


been carried out, and the technology being used, cannot be relied upon...


What's the way through it? If those elements are addressed, are you


saying you would be happy for driver only operated trains? We have other


issues with that. The whole industry has been looking at certain issues.


We also feel in the 21st-century post-Brussels and Paris, and in an


area where sexual assaults in the railway have gone up 200% in the


last year, you can't have 12 car trains with 1000 people on the


train, 30 deep on a platform and one person to look after them, whose


role isn't actually to look after them. It happens on the London


Underground? The London Underground has stations every two minutes and


the stations are man. We have heard from the experience of disabled


commuters and others, that the railway hasn't got that. There will


be peak times when trains are round, and other times much less so. Would


a way through the two effectively enable there to be a trial of driver


only operated trains on the less busy times? I think people want to


be confidence at any time of day. We are heavily reliant on tourism and


other areas. 73% of the public in a recent poll said they wanted a


safety critical person on every train. We are reflecting the views


of the public, and primarily reflect the views of the 19,000 men and


women who drive trains every day and say they don't feel safe and they


can't be extended any further. It sounds like there is absolutely no


room for compromise? There is room for compromise. That would be to


have a safety integral person on every train and give us the


confidence in technology that we can't rely on. If this wasn't --


this wasn't a dispute about money, it was about terms and conditions.


People could have said we are being greedy, but this is not as arguing.


We will have more train drivers in the 21st century, not less, because


there will be more trains. We argue on behalf of the travelling public


and our drivers for safety. How long will the dispute go on? I've been


living in hope for nine months now that somebody could sit round the


table with me and do a deal and reach an agreement. We want to


reiterate, as our two colleagues on the link have said, that we have


only just come to the fray. This was failing before this. They couldn't


deliver services. We now find out they rely on 25% of services on the


goodwill of my numbers. That means they 300 driver shot. The people


running the franchise were the people it before. They've had it for


14 years. Part of the problem is the people who have been granted the


franchise and their failure to resource it properly, regardless of


what they say. Thank you all very much. Let us know your thoughts. The


usual ways of getting in touch. Earlier this week reported record


numbers of patients have been facing record waits for beds when admitted


to hospital for emergency cases. Doctors and nurses have also said


that conditions in the health service the worst they've


experienced. The government has admitted the NHS is under pressure


but is rejecting demands for extra funding to deal with what some are


describing as a winter crisis. The BBC has been covering the pressures


facing the health service all week but perhaps one of the most stark


examples showing the kinds of life and death decisions NHS staff have


to make everyday was in the BBC to documentary Hospital, filmed in


Paddington. We can play some of that to you now.


The surgeon begins the operation. We are going to remove the part of the


bowel with the cancer in and the adjacent blood supply so that we can


take any lymph glands that may or may not be affected by the cancer,


then we will join them back together again.


Ball hours later, the tumour is out and the operation is over. Why


should I feel victorious that I am just allowed to do what I should


have started doing at 8am? It is because the beds are so bad at the


moment that it seems rare to be allowed to actually go ahead and do


an operation. Very bizarre. The emergency patient from Norfolk is an


hour away. The team doesn't know if she will survive the journey. The


risk we run here is we are holding a bed for a patient who hasn't even


made it into the organisation yet, and not going ahead with patients


who are already here. Do you have to do this for people every day,


struggling with socks?! The two people I'm kicking out from ICU, one


of them I'm not really that comfortable with, I don't have a


guaranteed bed for anybody at the moment, so I might get one or both


of them out but... If you're patient leads, do you think you will have a


space? If the patient doesn't survive from Norfolk, maybe, but we


cannot predicate. The only think you can do is wait, but I don't think


the odds are very good. We don't have enough slack


in our capacity to be able to let Prof Hanna go ahead


and do the esophagectomy. What's hard about this is that we're


also talking about, "Well, we can go ahead and do it


if the patient from Norwich doesn't survive the journey," and that's


a very hard and callous-sounding thing to be talking about,


but that's the practical reality. They have this patient coming


in who might require If they die, then the bed


is available for me. We've heard the blaming


of the Government and claims that there's just not enough money -


but what's the solution as the situation to save our


healthcare system as it stands? Let's talk now to Richard


Murray, who is director Meg Hillier is a Labour MP and chair


of the Public Accounts Committee. Joining us from Leicester


is Conservative MP for North West Also here with us is A doctor


Claire Bronze who says the nhs Meg Hillier, that documentary is


extraordinary, isn't it, and to see two top surgeons both in a position


to actually operate, effectively having to haggle over a bed and who


gets to operate, what is your reaction? It is shocking and


highlights the impact this has on patients and on their care and life


chances when it comes to the crunch. It is important that we recognise


the current situation but also, as you say, need to look at a long-term


solution for the health service. The danger is if we are having a crisis


like this, we are not having a proper discussion about how the


health service should be fit for purpose long term. Andrew, what is


your reaction to that and how would you describe what is going on in the


health service more broadly? Well, the health service is under acute


pressure at the moment. We have got various reasons why lots of people


are attending A But at the end of the day we need a seven-day NHS to


spread out the peaks and troughs. We have an ageing population, more


procedures, increasing longevity and a growing population, this is


putting pressure on services. Let's bring in Richard Murray from the


King 's fund, because there are so many things going on at the moment,


it is quite difficult to unpick. You are the overview, looking at the


statistics, effectively. We have the social care crisis causing people to


remain in bed after they should be able to be released from hospital,


and obviously seasonal issues as well and an ageing population. How


do you unpick what the issue is, and is it temporarily or much more


fundamental? To jump straight to the chase it is much more fundamental.


As the years go by more people arrive at hospital, more people need


to be admitted to hospital, if you do not have


services in the community to slow that down, to keep them well for


longer, then the hospital ends up being the canary in the coal mine,


it is where people will show up in the system that has been made more


severe by finding it difficult to discharge people quickly. It is not


just social care but also accessing the health service outside the


hospital, getting to see your GP at the right time to see you well, but


I think the good thing is knowing some of the things we need to do to


try to improve those services outside of hospital settings. The


difficulty is doing it, the difficulty is doing it quickly, and


it is probably too late for this winter, but for years ahead how we


make sure the investment goes in the right price. Andrew, is Theresa May,


the Government, in denial about what is going on? We saw Prime Minister's


Questions earlier in the week, Theresa May asked in particular


about a case of a little boy called Jack who is in one of the papers


today, who had to wait for five hours in A because there was no


bed for him, his parents made a makeshift bed out of chairs and she


said in the House of Commons that it was one of a small number of


instances affecting the NHS, and pointed to the wider funding. It led


Jeremy Corbyn to say she just doesn't get it. I think Theresa May


does get it and she is very committed to dealing with mental


health so that keeps those people out of A, which is not the right


place for them. It is not all about money. Evidence we are seeing is


that half of all the delayed discharges from hospitals are down


to just 24 local authorities, so we need to look at what is going wrong


there and get their systems sorted so that they are all operating on


best practice. Clare, you are an A doctor, are you seeing particularly


unusual pressures at the moment? Yes, I would say we are. I have


worked in the NHS in total for 17 years, eight of those as a doctor,


and in my experience and the experience of lots of friends I have


spoken to, although we always get winter pressures, we do always


experienced times where we cannot keep up with the demand, we are all


seeing at the moment at particular difficult time. Can you give us some


examples? I have come straight from a night shift last night, most of


the night was a five or six hour wait, I left the department with


about 12 patients waiting for beds on boards and I would say last night


was the best shift I have done for a few weeks. I have done shift


recently where we have had nine hour wait at a time to see a doctor, we


have had patients in the department on trolleys for over 30 hours at a


time, and obviously if there are no beds in the hospital, and all of


those beds in A are taken up with patients waiting to go to the ward,


it gives is no space to see the patients coming into the A and we


end up with queues of ambulances out the door. So, can patient safety be


guaranteed in those situations? It is difficult, the staff are all


doing everything they can, people are working as hard as they possibly


can. Most of my colleagues are not taking breaks, not leaving on time,


they are trying to find space wherever they possibly can to fit


extra patients in, but I do think there comes a point where you have


to worry about patient safety, and we have to think about, although we


are managing at the moment, we have heard from stories in the media of


deaths on trolleys in corridors, and for many of us we are worrying that


is going to become the bigger picture and that is going to become


a common occurrence. Meg Hillier, is it time to question whether the NHS


can actually offer everything it is offering? We have heard this


candidate from the leaders of the NHS this week in my committee that


no, they cannot keep providing everything they can with the money


they have got, and the plans to transform local health services are


being implemented while also requiring a


4% per year efficiency saving and they pretty much at knowledge that


is just too tight, it is part of the reason we have the problems we have


now. You cannot look at changing and transforming services to deal with,


as Richard said, an ageing and growing population if you are just


firefighting like fire and her colleagues are now. That is the


challenge, the Government has to acknowledge there is a crisis right


now and we have to resolve that in order to have a proper long-term


solution for the NHS. It is not an easy issue to resolve, but in a


broadbrush sense what would you define as the key to looking at


this? If you just keep adding more money, it is a bottomless pit.


Anywhere in any system there will be efficiency opportunities and


different ways of doing things to meet the needs of patients to help


us stay well. While we are sitting here during your show, we get ten


minutes extra life, life expectancy is going up at that rate, but that


will probably bring three health conditions to live with, so we have


two prevent those things long-term. We need a longer term view to invest


to save money but also better patient care and support for modern


medicine, and if we don't have that long-term view, we will really fail.


The problem is the Government does not recognise the problem now and we


will never have proper cross-party consensus, chopping and changing, so


we have to get to the point where we all agree how we are going to fund


the NHS, what level and what services the NHS will provide. Do


you think services need to be cut? No, there is definite need at the


moment for investment. You would like the NHS to continue to do


everything it is currently doing? Oh, that is a political decision


that will have to be made, the Government has not yet indicated


anything would be removed. You are a Labour MP, what is your perspective?


The NHS is there to provide health care free at the point of delivery,


and if we make the population, if the population gets better then we


will have fewer of these conditions being dealt with, and that is one of


the ways of trying to tackle the demand. Andrew Bridge and, should


the NHS stop offering everything it is offering? No, but we need to,


primary care is cheaper, I just wonder, Philip Dunn, the hospital


minister last week, I asked if they have figures of people presenting at


A you have no access to a GP or perhaps are not even registered, and


they will go to A because they know they will get care because the


lights are always on, and that is putting pressure on hard-working


doctors and nurses who are already working very hard.


Thank you all very much, it is a subject we will no doubt keep on


returning to. Thank you all for your time.


Let us your thoughts as well. Let's catch up with the latest weather


update with Sarah Keith Lucas. Obviously there is some pretty awful


weather out there, bring us up to date. Yes, we have four seasons in


one day, we have snow, ice, sunshine, flooding in some eastern


areas as well. Did the Thunder snow happen? We did


get some thunder with the snow in the north-west yesterday, we have


had some big cumulonimbus clouds, cold conditions and snow falling at


the same time so we have had it all and we are not out of the woods yet.


Why is it like this, so many different things at once?


We have a plunge of cold air from the Arctic, that has brought down


the temperatures and we are also seeing an area of low pressure


pushing down the east coast as well. That will combine with high tide, so


you might have noticed a big full moon at the moment coincided with


particularly high tides, so down the east coast that is the main issue,


strong winds can kind -- combined with high tides.


How long will it last? We are not out of the woods yet, as


we were saying. Let's talk at some of the scenes sent in by our Weather


Watchers this morning, this was Croydon, a few centimetres of lying


snow there to the south of London. Elsewhere across the country we have


had some disruption on the roads, this is how things were looking in


Staffordshire earlier in the morning, some icing is, some snow


around on the roads as well, but some of us catching some very scenic


conditions, this was Perthshire, some sunshine although things are


cold with all of that smoke above. Through the day, this frontal system


is pushing south, it is bringing sleet and snow across East Anglia


and the south-east, to the north-west of the country snow


showers as well. The isobars in the east, that is where we have the


strong wind and severe of -- risk of severe flooding. Warnings from the


Environment Agency in force at the moment. As we had through the day,


strong northerly winds, particularly down the East Coast, and quite a lot


of wintry sunshine on offer. We will have some more showers of sleet and


snow across parts of Northern Ireland into northern and western


Scotland, much of southern Scotland luck strike, that is where we have


the strongest wind in the East, several eastern Scotland and the


East Coast of England. Towards Wales, sleet and snow accumulating


through the day, could get the odd snow shower across the moors of the


south-west, but moving eastwards across England it is going to be the


strength of the wind that causes problems, combined with the high


tide. Around and again around midnight across parts of East Anglia


in particular. As we move through this evening and overnight, the wind


tends to ease, we are in for a cold night. By the early hours of the


morning we could see temperatures subzero in the towns and cities but


in the countryside as low as -7, even -10 where we have the snow


cover in rural Scotland. Through tomorrow, still some snow showers to


the east, things. To turn milder in the West, some sunshine and light


winds, and temperatures generally warmer than today, up to around two


to 6 degrees. People living in coastal areas in


the east of England are being warned to stay vigilant because of gale


force winds and high tides forecast for later today.


There are 11 severe flood warnings in the area,


Amber Cliff died of cervical cancer, aged just 25.


Her family say she'd repeatedly asked for tests


We will ask if screening should be offered to younger women. The number


of men in part-time work as risen dramatically in the last 20 years


according to a new study. We will look at the figures. Let's catch up


with all the news with Anita. Labour's Tristram Hunt is to stand


down as an MP to become the director The resignation of the former shadow


education secretary will trigger a by-election in


Stoke-on-Trent Central. Let's get more from Carole


Walker at Westminster. This job sounds right up the street


of Tristram Hunt, who is an historian. But what sort of problems


does it cause for Jeremy Corbyn? You're right, I'm sure Tristram Hunt


will find this a hugely satisfying and challenging position. It fits


very much with his background as a historian. He has recently completed


his latest book. But it's a huge challenge for Labour to see if they


can hold onto this seat Stoke-on-Trent. It's not the first


MP to resign from the Labour Party in recent weeks. We had Jamie Reid,


which has triggered a by-election in Copeland, which will be an important


test for the Jeremy Corbyn leadership. He now faces another


test in Stoke, a place where at the last election, Ukip made significant


gains to come neck and neck in second place with the Conservatives.


In the last few minutes we've had a resignation letter from Tristram


Hunt. It should be said that he's somebody who was Shadow Education


Secretary, but resigned from that position when Jeremy Corbyn became


leader. It's clear he has not been comfortable with many of the things


Jeremy Corbyn stands for. It's interesting that in his letter he


says that he has no desire to rock the boat. And anyone who interprets


the decision to leave in that way would be just plain wrong. But he


does talk about how his time in Parliament has been both rewarding


and frustrating. He says he's proud of his work, but also frustrated


that he hasn't been able to do more to alleviate the poverty and


inequality and lack of social mobility. He says the frustration


came with an inability to address these factors and implement our


policy programme following our defeat in 2015, and more broadly,


how the Labour Party should respond to be social, cultural and economic


forces that have rocked mainstream social Democratic and Socialist


parties right across the world. So, he says he wouldn't have left his


job in Parliament for any other job. He's very keen indeed to continue to


look at these wider questions in his role as director of the V But


this is another serious blow to the Labour Party. Another sign that some


of those mainstream, more centrist MPs are looking at life outside


parliament because they are simply not comfortable in Jeremy Corbyn's


Labour Party. Severe flood warnings in place on


the east coast of England amid fears thousands of homes are at risk of a


storm surge. The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings


indicating a danger to life. Near Clacton in Essex people have been


advised to move to safety. A man who lost his sister


to cervical cancer is calling for the age of testing women


for the disease should be lowered. Amber Cliff was diagnosed


with cervical cancer at 21. She died at the age of 25 -


the age when smear tests Her brother Josh told this


programme that the age She would never have made 25


if we hadn't have went private. Cancer doesn't know age,


it's not about numbers and age. It's not when you become 25


all of a sudden cancer can This is the issue we're


trying to raise now. A toddler with suspected meningitis


lay on a makeshift bed of two chairs while he waited for several hours


in A to be seen by a doctor, Rose Newman, from Eastbourne,


told The Mirror her one year old son Jack,


was forced to wait for five hours after he was rushed


to Conquest Hospital in Hastings. The incident was raised


at Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday by leader


of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn. Ms Newman says doctors


told her it was not I asked one of the doctors


if it was just an unusually busy night as to why we couldn't get seen


for five hours and she said, "No, And I said, you know,


"Why is there no bed for him?" And she said "There just


are no beds, that's how it So it doesn't really bode


well for the future. Will have more details on this later


in the hour. In a statement, East Sussex NHS


Trust said that had it been clinically necessary for Jack to be


admitted to a bed in the hospital The number of men in low-paid


part-time work has increased New research by the Institute


for Fiscal Studies has found that one in five low-paid men,


between the ages of 25 and 55, now works part time compared with 1


in 20 two decades ago. Just after 10:30, Joanna will be


discussing this further with those who find themselves


in part-time work. If you are one of those men in


part-time work on low paid, and you have a strong view on it, letters


know your thoughts. Do get in touch with us


throughout the morning - use the hashtag Victoria LIVE


and If you text, you will be charged Let's catch up with the sport.


Australian open gets underway in just three days. There will be at


least seven Britons in the main singles draw including world number


one Andy Murray and world number ten Johanna Konta, who this morning


storms to her second tour title, winning the Sydney International.


Joining me from our London studio is former British number one Greg


Rusedski. Watching Johanna Konta this morning, she was in such


impressive form. Perfect preparation for the Australian open. Could this


be the year she makes first grand slam final? There is a good


opportunity for her to get to the final. She played great this season


so far. She made the semis in China, and she went back in Sydney beating


the number three seed. She has a new coach who has worked with Kim


Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka, so has experience of becoming a grand


slam champion. But C has to do it that way. She has Flipkens in the


first round, she could meet Serena Williams in the quarters. We know


the Australian open draw has been made. Andy Murray will come up


against the Ukraine's Marchenko in the opening round. How much will the


recent defeat to Djokovic have affected him? It helped to Novak to


win that match because Murray had a psychological edge over him by


winning the end of season finals in the final match of the year to


finish world number one. If we look at the Australian open at the


moment, it's a 50-50, between Andy and Novak. I think this is Andy


Murray's time now, having been in five titles, but never won it, he


will want to win it for the first time. Djokovic has the record shared


by winning it six times. He will hope to break that. But Djokovic has


a really brutal opener against Fernando Verdasco. He went five


match points against him in Doha. Everything set up perfectly for a


Murray- Djokovic final, most likely. The Brits have a strong showing in


this competition. Seven in the main singles draw. What are your


expectations for the rest of the team? It's interesting. Heather


Watson Place Sam Stosur, the Australian former grand slam final


winner in New York. Cup finals at the French Open. But Sam can get


nervous down under there's an opportunity for Heather to get


through. On the men's side, Dan Evans is in the semifinals right now


in Sydney, having one of his best weeks. Young Kyle Edmund is also


playing well, he made the fourth round of the US open. A lot of Brits


to support and a lot of possibility to go deep in the draw, possibly get


to the second week with Andy Murray and Johanna Konta. It's live and


exclusive on Eurosport starting on Sunday at midnight. Lots for British


tennis fans to enjoy. Greg Rusedski, former British number one. It's all


so live on five live. Some breaking news, we are hearing that French


investigators will investigate Renault over diesel emissions. The


Paris prosecutor 's office is quoted on this on the associated foreign


press news agency. It says the car-maker is under suspicion of


cheating in emissions tests. That's all we have at the moment on that.


No independent confirmation, but AFP reporting Renault will be


investigated in France over diesel emissions. It follows on from Fiat


Chrysler being accused in the United States of not telling authorities


about software that regulates emissions in thousands of its diesel


vehicles, and that followed on from what happened with Volkswagen.


Another car company potentially in the frame, but no confirmation of


the beyond a report just coming through from the AFP news agency


about Renault being investigated over diesel emissions. People living


in coastal areas in the East of England are being warned to stay


vigilant because of gale force winds and high tide forecast for later


today. Thousands of people living in Jaywick in Clacton in Essex and


Great Yarmouth are being warned to move to safety. In Lincolnshire 100


soldiers have been deployed to help police. Phil Mackie is on a service


station on the M42 south of Birmingham weather has been


disruption because of snow. You can see that we have moved from the


motorway up to the top of the hills in Worcestershire to give you a


sense of how much it has snowed overnight and this morning across


the Midlands. INAUDIBLE It's freezing up here in this strong


wind. You can see people struggling with the went. There is no real


great disruption at the moment across the country.


It shouldn't cause many major problems today and it could be quite


good fun for the children. If the snow doesn't melt today, they could


get out on the slopes tomorrow. A lot of disappointed kids in other


areas where snow was predicted and it didn't happen. We can go to


Skegness in Lincolnshire where 100 soldiers are on stand-by to help


emergency services. Major Chris Carter joins me now. What are you on


stand-by for? We deployed yesterday. We helped elderly residents and


persons who were maybe vulnerable or at potential risk from the weather


that's due to hit later today. We will be ready to evacuate personnel


should the knees arise. I imagine people get a shock when somebody


from the Army knocks on their door and tells them they have to leave


home. We don't tell them they have to leave, we just talk through plans


if they have to leave. How are things looking, are you anticipating


have to get involved in a more hands-on way? We are hoping that


will not be the case. The weather is quite bad outside. We are here


purely to assist should we be required. We will support the local


emergency services as required. We have some figures to bring you


about the health service. Nearly half of hospitals in England is


declared a major alert in the first weekend of the year as they


encountered unprecedented pressures. 66 out of 142 hospital trusts raise


the alarm as bed shortages led to large numbers of patients


experiencing trolley waits and delays. Data leaked to the BBC


earlier this week suggest just one trust hit its for our AMD target.


But now official figures have released more about the scale of the


problem. Coming up, left lying on two


hospital chairs in A for five hours, that is what happened to one


little boy. We will look at why it happened and how the NHS Trust has


responded. We are talking about cervical


cancer this morning, and the age at which young women


should be screened. Smear tests are offered to women


when they turn 25 in England. But, earlier in the programme,


we heard from brother and sister Josh and Cameron Cliff,


who are campaigning to make the tests available to anyone


who requests it, no matter Their sister Ambe died on Sunday,


aged 25, after a four-year Amber requested smears


when she was 21 because of worrying bleeding and some abdominal pains -


but was told she was too young. Health officials say smear tests


on women under 25 are often unreliable and can do more


harm than good. Speaking to this programme Cameron


and Josh described the impact Amber's diagnosis had


on their family. By the time we found


out she'd had it for, So it was so advanced,


so there was just, like, a lot more implications


and stuff as well. By the time we found out


she couldn't have kids, and that was obviously


a massive issue. That's what hurt her most, the fact


that she couldn't have kids, And how frustrating was that to know


that she'd had the tumour potentially for between two and four


years and she had been saying... Sort of flagging this up


potentially as an issue? It made us so angry because it's not


like she hadn't had the symptoms, and she was trying to find out


what it was for all them years. Do you believe she might


still be alive...? If Amber had been given that option


what we are trying to push for, just to even rule it out,


you know, they would have found that she had cervical cancer


at a young age in the early stages To leave something for that long


and, you know, she died at 25. She would never have made 25


if we hadn't have went private. Cancer doesn't know age,


it's not about numbers and age. It's not when you become 25


all of a sudden cancer can This is the issue we're


trying to raise now. That was Cameron and her brother


Josh talking to me earlier about their sister Amber, who died of


cervical cancer at just 25. They want people under 25 to be able to


get cervical cancer test if they want them, because currently the age


for cervical screening is 25. Let's talk now to Rob Music, the CEO


of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, and Dr Kathryn Hillaby,


a gynaecological oncologist. Thank you both for coming in. I


should say Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity which


is dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical


abnormalities. What is your view on testing for cervical cancer under


25? Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and charity such as Cancer Research UK


have to be guided by the current evidence, which is set to screen


women under 25 there are potentially risks of doing more harm than good.


Cervical cancer is caused in over 99% of cases by a virus called human


papillomavirus. It is a virus that is more prevalent in women under 25,


and therefore what the experts say is that if we invite women for a


smear test there is a risk you made then unnecessarily damage the


cervix, which can result in preterm labour, risks to the mother and


baby. What is important with this terribly sad case and others as well


is about awareness of symptoms, and I think it is symptoms both in terms


of encouraging and empowering women to speak to their GP if they have


any symptoms that are not normal and are typical of cervical cancer, but


already there is a Department of Health pathway for GPs, said they


should be aware that if a woman present with symptoms that there is


a protocol in place, so for example bleeding after sexual intercourse is


one of the most common symptoms of cervical cancer, there is a protocol


in place that they should then examined the woman and if they see


something concerning, refer to gynaecology, said that is in place


and we have to make sure those pathways are adhered to. What is


particularly frustrating in this case for the family and for Amber at


the time is the fact that she flagged it up because she looked up


symptoms online and felt that she should be tested for cervical


cancer, but it didn't happen. Absolutely, and again that highlight


the importance of raising awareness to GPs to make sure that the pathway


adhered to and there is awareness of it. Is there a awareness amongst GPs


of the symptoms for cervical cancer? Perhaps not, and that is something


my critique -- Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust need to do moving forward.


Kathryn, you are a gynaecological oncologist, I cannot say yet! How


common is cervical cancer in under 25s? Very red, of 3000 women


diagnosed with cervical cancer every year, less than 50 will be under 25


so it is very uncommon in girls under 25. Does that mean GPs are not


necessarily attuned if somebody under 25 comes in presenting with


symptoms? Possibly, but I would say if you do have any of the symptoms,


as Rob has said, such as bleeding after sex or between periods, please


go to your GP and asked to be examined. The smear test is not a


test for cancer, it is a test to pick up precancerous cells. The best


way of looking at cervical cancer in young girls is to look at the


cervix. If the doctor is worried, they can use the pathway and be seen


in two weeks in hospital. She would be examined and cancer could be


ruled out. Because there is a screening programme, albeit for over


25 is, it is one of those cancers that all women are very aware of


because from the age of 25 you get invited for screening. A lot of


people don't take it up, it is almost like there is a dichotomy


where there is awareness that it is there and we should be concerned and


there is potential to catch it early, but not awareness of the


symptoms and the importance of the screening. Exactly, a lot of people


are not turning up, particularly the under 30s age group, one in three


ladies do not take up the smear test opportunity, which is such a shame.


Why is that? I don't know, maybe it is difficult to get an appointment


or they are scared and don't understand. It takes ten minutes, it


is done by a nurse, in a very dignified manner. It is not painful,


it is slightly uncomfortable but that ten minutes could save your


life. The charity has commissioned a range of research around trying to


understand why women are not attending. The barriers are


multifactorial depending on age, on ethnicity. For younger women it is


around embarrassment, worry about it being painful. Interestingly it is


worrying about the results, because they think it is a test to find


cancer rather than prevent it. For older women it is relevant, perhaps


if they are 50 plus and have had a few smears in their lifetime they


think it is not relevant. There is a big concern about the 50 plus age


group are not going for screening and they worry that in ten, 15


years' time there will be a big jump in incidents, so as we talked about


there is a worry about the number of women being diagnosed. The


vaccine was introduced in 2008, does that potentially transform things


because it vaccinate against 70% of cancers? We have not seen that come


through yet, those girls are starting to hit 25 now, we hope it


will make a massive difference and reduce cervical cancer by 70%.


Again, I would urge people to get their daughters vaccinated. Are many


people not opting for rich? Some people are opting, about 80% of


people opt for the vaccination, so still one in five are not opting,


which is a shame. It is one of those cancers if caught early... It is


treatable, very durable. And largely preventable free vaccine and


screening. Our vision is it can be eradicated in the not too distant


future but we have to find ways of encouraging women to attend smear


test and take up the vaccine when that is available as well. Your


mission statement is that you are -- your charity wants to see a future


where cervical cancer is a thing of the past. Do you think that is


possible, Kathryn? Absolutely, high uptake of the vaccination, people


partaking in the screening programme, the vaccine present 70%


of cancers, the screening programme will detect the majority as well. It


is an achievable aim in the UK. We have got so many e-mails and tweets


coming through on this, I just want to go through a few. Vic says, with


her symptoms, Amber could have been given a simple test at the start and


might be alive today. Shan says, I work in gynaecology and


family planning, when we routinely tested girls from 18. When the age


was raised to 25, I had my concerns because I had girls under 25 who had


positive tests but I was told it was rare and not cost-effective. I was


not convinced by this and feel it was a cost-cutting policy as it also


coincided with a new way of obtaining smears that, although an


improvement, was more than likely add costly thing to do. Just answer


that, was there an element of cost? No, it is because it was doing more


harm than good, it is more likely to find an abnormality that will likely


go away by it self, and the risk of over treating girls which can cause


premature delivery of their babies and so for the sabbatical screening


programme, and there is good evidence in the UK and nationally,


there is no evidence the screening girls under 25. The whole of the UK


now screens people over 25. Can we have e-mailed, please stop confusing


a screening test and a definitive test for cancer. GPs cannot refer


patients under 25 for evidence -based reasons, you can see the NHS


choices website, effectively outlining what you were saying.


One tweet, I had treatment for precancerous cells at the age of 19,


the age urgently needs reducing. Obviously that was caught early


before the age for smear tests, but making the point as well that you


are making that it is treatable if caught early? How easy is it to


treat? Laser treatment for precancerous cells at 19? It is very


easy to treat, it is pre-cancer. The purpose of the smear test is to


detect precancerous lesions that may develop into cancer over a period of


years and if you have an abnormality you will be invited to a clinic at a


hospital, a doctor like myself will have a look at the neck of the womb


and if they see an abnormality they may offer treatment, normally under


local anaesthetic, using a heated wire to remove the abnormal cells.


It takes ten minutes and over and done with, 95% of people that is all


the treatment they will ever need. Thank you both very much.


The mother of a toddler with suspected meningitis


who lay on a makeshift bed while he waited in A


has spoken of their ordeal after her case was raised


by the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, at Prime Minister's Questions.


Rose Newman, from Eastbourne, says her one-year-old son Jack had


to wait for five hours at the Conquest


Ms Newman praised the doctors, but told the Mirror newspaper


that they didn't have enough resources.


Waited for hours in the waiting room and was eventually seen by a nurse,


and was there for about five hours in total, but unfortunately


there was no bed for him so we had to put two plastic chairs together


with a blanket over the top so that he could have


Unfortunately this seems like it's quite a typical situation.


I asked one of the doctors if it was just an unusually busy


night as to why we couldn't get seen for five hours and she said, "No,


And I said, you know, "Why is there no bed for him?"


And she said "There just are no beds, that's how it


So it doesn't really bode well for the future.


The hospital is disputing the time the newspaper says


he arrived and has released the following statement:


"Jack was assessed by a clinical practitioner as soon as he arrived.


Jack was monitored by the nursing team and given paracetamol


Jack did wait over three hours to see a doctor, due to the volume


The cubicle they were put into does not have a bed


as it is for assessment and not treatment of patients.


Had it been clinically necessary for Jack to be admitted to a bed


in the hospital, this would have been done."


Our political correspondent Tom Bateman has more on this.


P induced obviously to highlight a broader point that have become an


increasingly political issue. When it gets to winter in


Westminster there can be something of a routine to these things,


because just as the temperature plunges hear the sound of few really


has been rising in the House of Commons just over the way over what


Labour are seeing as yet another winter crisis in the NHS, what the


Government is saying is that they think they have given more than


enough money to the health service in England. We have seen continuing


reports about the pressures that the NHS is under, and that led to Jeremy


Corbyn at Prime Minister's Questions this week repeating that claim by


the British Red Cross that there was, in his view, humanitarian


crisis in the NHS, something Theresa May said was overblown. Then Mr


Corbyn on Wednesday raised this issue that you have been hearing


about. Here is what he had to say. This week, the Prime


Minister said she wanted More people sharing hospital


corridors on trolleys. More people sharing waiting


areas in A departments. More people sharing in anxiety


created by this government. Our NHS, Mr Speaker, is in crisis


but the Prime Minister is in denial. Can I suggest to her,


on the economic question, cancel the corporate tax cuts,


spend the money where it's needed, on people in desperate need


in social care or in our hospitals. The right honourable


gentleman talks about crisis. I suggest he listens


to the honourable member for Don Valley, a former Labour


health minister, who "With Labour, it's


always about crisis. We've got to be a bit more


grown up about this." And he talks to me about corporation


tax and restoring the cuts The Labour Party has already spent


that money eight times. The last thing the NHS needs is


a cheque from Labour that bounces. The only way that we can


ensure we've got funding for the National Health Service


is a strong economy. Yesterday, the right honourable


gentleman proved that he's not only incompetent


but that he would destroy our economy and that


would devastate our National Health One of the reasons this particular


case matters, as you heard from the little boy's mother, they had to


wait for five hours. That's an important issue. We had controversy


this week over the government's four hour waiting target for A units.


That all people going into A should be seen within four hours.


Jeremy Hunt said earlier this week that should only be for people with


urgent problems. If you just show up when you could go to your GP, he


suggested that target might not have to apply. That led to Labour and


other opposition parties saying the government looked like it would


scrap that target, something the government denies. It always feels


slightly reminiscent of Jennifer Zia, the famous case that ran into


controversy and computation. How potentially fraught is it for


politicians when they use a specific case to make a point? This is


something we have seen Jeremy Corbyn make a real point. When he began as


Labour leader, he started Prime Minister's Questions by saying he


wanted e-mails and letters from people to talk about what's going on


in their lives. He has made use of that, and at times has been mocked


at Prime Minister's Questions for bringing up some of those case


studies. There is a rich tradition, it's part of an MP's job as a


constituency MP to raise concerns of constituents. But when these details


are raised by opposition leaders it can entail risk. Here we see a


difference of views with the boy 's mother saying that they waited for


five hours but the hospital said it was three hours. I think they can be


difficulties here for politicians. No doubt we will hear more of these


case studies being raised by Mr Corbyn.


The number of men in low-paid part-time work has increased


dramatically over the past 20 years, in contrast to those


We'll be talking to one part-time worker about his experiences.


Some gamers have waited for years - now Nintendo's got a new video


The Nintendo Switch is creating a buzz and we'll hear why


We will also talk more broadly about why it matters for Nintendo.


With the News, here's Annita in the BBC Newsroom.


Labour's Tristram Hunt is to stand down as an MP to become the director


The resignation of the former shadow education secretary will trigger


a by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central.


When asked by the BBC whether he was quitting


because of his frustration with Jeremy Corbyn's leadership


of the Labour party, Mr Hunt said: "It's about the opportunity to have


one of the greatest museum jobs in the world."


Severe flood warnings are in place along the east coast of England,


amid fears thousands of homes are at risk from a storm surge.


The Environment Agency has issued 11 severe flood warnings,


In Lincolnshire, 100 soldiers have been deployed to help the police.


In the village of Jaywick, near Clacton in Essex,


people have been advised to move to safety.


Mary Cahra was evacuated from her home in Jaywick last night.


I heard on the radio that they were going to evacuate everyone at 7am


this morning. I unpacked my shopping, had my dinner and went to


bed. Then I heard a lot of noise is so phoned a neighbour and he said,


where are you? I said I was in my lodge and he said I had to get out


immediately. I left immediately and came here. They have been wonderful


since I came here. They have been doing everything for us and more


importantly, I'm safe. NHS bosses have revealed that nearly


half of the hospitals in England declared a major alert in the first


week of this year as they The official figures from NHS


England show that 66 out of 142 hospital trusts raised the alarm


as mounting bed shortages led to large numbers of patients


experiencing trolley waits The number of men in low-paid


part-time work has increased New research by the Institute


for Fiscal Studies has found that one in five low-paid men,


between the ages of 25 and 55, now works part-time compared


with one-in-20 two decades ago. There were emotional


scenes during a ceremony at the White House last night,


as outgoing US President with the country's highest civilian


honour. For the final time as president,


I'm pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honour,


the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As you heard there,


Joe Biden received Mr Biden said the honour had been


a complete surprise. Barack Obama said he and his second


in command had had "quite a ride". This also gives the internet


one last chance to... That's a summary of the latest news,


join me for BBC Newsroom Let's catch up with the sport.


Johanna Konta has won the Sydney International this morning. The


British number-1 beat Agassi Radwanska 6-4, 6-2, the ideal warm


up for the Australian open which starts on Monday. Johanna Konta has


been drawn against Kirsten Flipkens in the first round. In the men's


draw, world number one Andy Murray will face the Ukrainian Marchenko in


his first-round match. He could face Roger Federer in the quarterfinals.


There will be a minute's applause before all English football league


matches this weekend in tribute to former England manager Graham Taylor


who died yesterday at the age of 72. Alastair Cook will meet director of


cricket Andrew Strauss over his future as in that captain. He has


faced questions in his role after the 4-0 defeats to India. And Brian


Fletcher has died at the age of 69. He rode Red Rum to victory in the


Grand National in 1973 1974. Former champion jockey Peter Scudamore has


described him as an unsung hero of sport. Christopher Steele, the


former British spy behind a controversial dossier on Donald


Trump was apparently once hired by the England's 2018 World Cup team.


What was he hired for? This was the England 2018 attempt to win the bid,


the votes to host the 28 World Cup. It was held in December, 2010,


ending in humiliation for England, winning just two votes. I understand


in the run-up to the vote in 2009, Christopher Steele was hired by the


bid officials to provide intelligence on Fifa and


specifically on Russia, England's big rival. Russia went on to win the


bid and will host the World Cup in 2018. Christopher Steele was


providing bid officials with that intelligence. We also understand


through the Reuters news agency that in the summer of 2010, Christopher


Steele met with the FBI in London. The Eurasian crime department of the


FBI, and he provided information to them about his work involving world


football, and that in turn, say Reuters, helped give credibility,


credence, to Christopher Steele's reputation in US law enforcement and


intelligence circles. Is it a surprise that this sort of digging


would be happening in the world of sport? I think given the nature of


the World Cup, and how prestigious it is as a prize, given how it goes


beyond football. We are talking about soft power, the extension of


soft power, international trade, commerce, it's a very prestigious


thing for countries to win. We saw how much Russia in 2018 wanted it.


Qatar winning in 2022. It's no surprise that England engaged in


this. We have known in the past that this has gone on. Christopher Steele


and his company were perhaps not the only company retained by England's


two gather information on Russia and its rivals. It perhaps said some


light on this rather murky process. Still under investigations by the


Swiss authorities given the allegations of corruption


surrounding the entire process. Nintendo has got a new video


game console on the way. The Nintendo Switch is creating


a buzz and we'll hear why The number of men in low-paid


part-time work has increased "dramatically" over the past 20


years, in contrast to those Around one in five 25 to 55-year-old


men on low hourly wage rates now work part-time,


compared with one in 20 for higher earners, says the Institute


for Fiscal Studies. Andrew Hood is a Senior Research


Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and one


of this study's researchers. And Ryan Aldred works


part time in retail. Thank you both for joining us.


Andrew first, tell us more about the research you've done. We hear a lot


about winning in low-paid part-time work. I know this is the first time


the focus has been on men in this particular area. This was part of a


broader research project to try to understand what's driven changes in


inequality in the UK in the last 20 years. We found inequality in men's


weekly pay had grown significantly. We were investigating why that was.


When covered that if you look at those with low hourly pay, they are


more likely to work part-time. Low hours and low wages now go hand in


hand to a greater extent than 20 years ago. It has been changing over


20 years gradually. What do you think is behind it? That's still an


open question and we are still looking into it. There are two broad


ants as we could give. It could be an aspect of people's choices. The


labour market is more flexible so some people might choose to work


part-time instead of full-time for a whole variety of reasons. The other


thing is that he is reflect the fact that these low hourly paid men are


increasingly struggling to find full-time work. Ryan is someone


working part-time for low wages. Before we get onto whether you it or


not, what your hours are, and what you are paid. I'm paid 7.25 per


hour. But in terms of my hours, I've only guaranteed four hours per week.


It can dip drastically from anywhere between four and 36 hours and


anywhere in between. You were shaking your head vehemently when


you said some people are choosing this. Are you choosing that?


Absolutely not. It's certainly been thrust upon me. I left school in


2007 and went straight into a full-time permanent contract. I lost


my job through the financial crash, went to university and it was a big


culture shock. It seemed full-time permanent contracts were no longer


in style, at least for the employers, when I came out. I've had


a stream of temporary jobs with insecure and unstable hours since.


Andrew, do you think that's there? Full-time permanent contract is no


longer in style? It seems possible that the types of contracts


employers want to offer our changing. This is something that has


been increasingly in the news and the public eye since the recession,


talk about zero-hour contracts and more flexible working arrangements


has come to the fore. Our research shows this trend is towards


part-time work for low paid men isn't something that happened just


since the recession. Who does it suits to have a flexible workforce,


who benefits in the end? The employer or employee? When you look


at the broadbrush situation there are always exceptions, but generally


who benefits? That will depend on the particular case. We can say that


by looking at the data, most of the lower paid part-time men worked in


sectors such as retail, wholesale, hotels and restaurants. Many of


those are the kind of sectors where you can imagine employers benefiting


from having workers who can change their hours up and down in


accordance with the demand the company faces. Is it just about


flexibility, or is their financial incentive as well? There are aspects


of the tax system that encourage firms to have more workers on low


hours rather than fewer workers on greater hours. The way that an


employee 's and insurance contributions work means there are


some tax incentives. That is one of the possible things we will looked


into in the future. -- the way that an employee's injured national


insurance contributions work. Was this the sort of employment you


wanted having got your degree? I've had a number of jobs, including in


academia. I'm finding not just in retail, but also in academia, and I


have a lot of friends in teaching position to find more casualisation


taking place even in those working places. You would expect to be on


much more secure tenure and bad terms and conditions when they walk


into those jobs. How do you feel about the future, do


you feel you will ever get the type of job you were talking about


previously with a more secure, better paid contract, Times? I think


it is certainly possible, but I think the problem is at the moment


that there is far too little investment in education and


industry, and rather a lot more emphasis on giving tax breaks to


huge corporations when they are clearly not in the interests of


working for ordinary working class people like myself, and so, you are


finding that in order to take the benefits of the tax breaks by


employing more people on fewer hours, it is becoming much more


prevalent and everywhere I have been working in the last few months and


years, I have found with the small exception of maybe some students and


very new parents, you are finding that everyone is desperate for more


hours and enough wages to make the rent on the bills, not one or the


other. Andrew, you mentioned you are looking into the broader issues in


terms of your future research. Is there a discussion within Government


about the way that employment should look in this country? My


understanding is the Government is conducting an inquiry into things


around the economy and how tax and legal treatment of that kind of


employment self-employment margin should work. More generally one


thing we would say is that this highlights the fact that, just


focusing on families where all people out of work might not be the


best way to target those in need. For example, if we look at poverty,


two thirds of children who are in poverty, someone in that household


works, and it is these trends towards increasing part-time for low


paid that explain that phenomenon, said that is important for the


Government to think about as it seeks to raise living standards and


address inequality if that is what it wants to do. Presumably the prop


would be turned back, or do you think it could be? How would you


anticipate future trends of employment models? It is hard to


predict the future, what we have seen over the last 20 years if in


some ways it went the other way for women. Trying to understand what


happened here, low-paid women are less likely to work than they were


20 years ago, so it is not like this trend is for all low-paid people, it


is among men, although it is widespread among men. But relative


positions, correcting historically women, the situation has improved


for women while for men it is the other... That is right, it is a


higher proportion of women who used to work part-time but has come down


but it is higher than the equivalent for men. Ryan, in terms of your


future, how optimistic do you feel? At the moment, not very. This is why


myself, in what little spare time I have, I campaign for organisations


like the Socialist party to push for an end to the row our contracts and


the culture of minimal our contract that we have because it is causing


the race to the bottom that we have where you are finding employers


pitting worker against worker and in the end people are suffering because


they are desperate for more hours and if there were more full-time


jobs available roles would very quickly be filled. Let's bring in a


couple of comments from people watching. Greg says, I am 63 years


old and had a successful professional job, was given


early-retirement. After a short time I needed more in life so I returned


to work part-time driving lorries, I combine that with charity work to


keep busy without being full-time. Scott says, thank God we are hearing


about men on low wages for a change. Thank you both very much.


In a statement, the Department for Work and Pensions told us...


"There are now nearly 2 million more full time jobs


in the economy than in 2010 and we are at near-record employment


levels with 31.8 million people in work.


We have given more than one million workers a pay rise


through the National Living Wage and average wages have grown by 2.6%


Nintendo have released their new games console, Switch.


It's the first new console from the company since the Wii U.


Alongside the console launch, the company also launched the next


instalment of the very popular Legend Of Zelda series -


The new console offers gamers a portable screen


The president of Nintendo spoke at the launch, outlining the key points


of the new console. Thank you very much to all of you


who have joined us here today. And thank you to everyone viewing the


presentation live online. Many people around the world watched the


Nintendo Switch video we released in October of last year and reacted


quite positively to it. This video introduced the Nintendo Switch


console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-con grip and two Joy-con


controllers. To explain the fuss and what Joy-con is, because I don't


know and I'm sure a lot of you don't, we are joined by Kate Gray, a


gaming writer who has been watching the launch, and also gamer Anisa


Sanusi. I will ask about Joy-con in the moment but Kate, first of all,


put this in the context of a business story for Nintendo? How


important is it that this is a success?


Nintendo have been doing interesting things with their business, recently


they have branched out into mobile gaming with Pokemon Go and super


Mario Run, which is something no one thought they would do, and now with


Switch they have a focus on it being a more portable tablet console


hybrid which is really interesting. Time will tell if it works. Anis A,


is it the sort of thing you have been desperately waiting for? Most


definitely, yes, because when Nintendo announced the macro when --


Wii U way back when there was a lot of hype and a lot of people were


underwhelmed with the Wii U so the new console will hopefully satisfy a


lot of things that the Wii U couldn't. Joy-con, tell us what that


is? It is a detachable controller that you can take off or put on the


Nintendo Switch console, and supposedly you can put it on an


actual controller that you play with your TV, all you can put it on the


screen console itself and hold it around, like the old Game Boys, or


you can take it off and have two players using two different


controllers for the same game, so there are lots of possibilities of


Multiplay with people online and people like couch gaming and things


like that, so it is really exciting for some family fun, really. How


much time do you spend gaming? A bit too much, I think! How much is that?


I probably touch a game every day, maybe between half an hour to two


hours. Always different kinds of games on different platforms, so


we're quite excited that Nintendo is coming out with a new platform for


us to try on. Kate, what is the shape of the gaming market? Is it


still a growing market? Yes, it is huge, I think people don't realise


how big it is. It is a billion-dollar industry, in some


places bigger than film, probably bigger than books at the moment, and


I think the whole stereotype of a gamer is becoming wider because...


People don't say when they watch a lot of films that they are a filmer


or anything like that, so it is becoming more mainstream, which is


great for us. Is there a stereotype of a gamer? Yes, there is, and


obviously me and Anisa don't fit into the stereotype, it is fantastic


we have people like us continuing to challenge what people think gamers


are because there are lots of people like us out there. I saw with the


new console it can detect a player's hand for a virtual game of rock,


paper scissors? That sounds like it over complicated simple pleasure! Is


that really going to be something that is widely used and vital to


gamers? I was a bit confused about that, honestly, because it is a very


simple game, like you say, and to make that a virtual thing does seem


like it is over complicating things, but the fact they are creating the


technology to be able to integrate that in two games doesn't mean much


on its own, like why would people want to play rock, paper, scissors


virtually all digitally, but the fact that technology is there means


it will continue to advance and grow into much more interesting things,


said that is what I am looking forward to. I see. Anisa, will you


play virtual rock, paper, scissors? I would probably give it a go to see


what it is like, but the interesting thing, they are just showing what


the technology can do, and give developers ideas of how we can


integrate that into new and upcoming games, so as a player I am excited


to see what game designers will come up with with this new technology


that was previously not really used elsewhere. Thank you both very much.


Sky have pulled their comedy about Michael Jackson,


after his daughter Paris said she was "incredibly offended"


The episode was part of the channel's new Urban Myth series.


Here is a tip. Miss Taylor. Get ready for the finale. Where is Dave?


I'm Dave. Why did you start taking LSD? To feel like Carrie Grant. They


have such keen senses. He was trying to kill his monkey.


Let's bring in our entertainment correspondent, Ray finds is play


Michael Jackson, what was the thinking behind it? His brother,


Joseph Fiennes, the star of Shakespeare In Love, to a man


wearing one glove, that was the movie was making in his career. It


was a 23 minute comedy for sky arts, part of a series called Urban Myths


which starts next week. The trailer you just saw was for the whole


series and Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson's daughter, was asked what


she made a bid for a Michael Jackson fan club and she put up tweet on


Twitter saying she was a credibly in French -- incredibly offended,


saying she founded the betrayal of her father to be very offensive, and


also speaking about her godmother, Elizabeth Taylor, who also featured


in the episode, saying it was ridiculously insulting. It is not


just the race issue, it is the idea of anyone making fun of both her


father and her godmother that she found an acceptable. Many people


today will be saying, this is a clear case of censorship, the idea


of a 23 minute comedy now no longer able to be broadcast. The Sky Arts


statement says it was because, in light of concerns expressed by


Michael Jackson's immediate family, they say they never intended to


cause offence and Joseph Fiennes is fully supports the decision.


I do understand the decision was taken fright at the top of Sky.


The decision taken swiftly because this has only just come out, hasn't


it? Yes, it was the big story yesterday, Paris Jackson so upset by


what she had seen. Bear in mind she has not seen the whole 23 minute


episode, she has only seen what viewers have just seen, those two


six second clips. On that she complained, Sky reacted swiftly,


pulling the episode, but the series will go ahead starting next


Thursday. Thank you, Colin, and thank you for


your company today. have been manipulated to become


our greatest historical legends.


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