16/01/2014 BBC News at One


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


16/01/2014

The latest national and international news stories from the BBC News team, followed by weather.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 16/01/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

raped twice by the Coronation Street star William Roache at his home when

:00:11.:00:15.

she was 15. The jury heard he was cold and calculated during the

:00:16.:00:20.

attacks, in 1967. The woman says she told no one because she blamed

:00:21.:00:24.

herself. She will have the latest from our correspondent in court. A

:00:25.:00:28.

major police search is under way in Edinburgh for a three-year-old boy,

:00:29.:00:32.

who has gone missing from his home. The Chief Constable of Greater

:00:33.:00:34.

Manchester Police is to be prosecuted for safety breaches after

:00:35.:00:38.

an unarmed man was shot dead in Cheshire. The pioneering surgery

:00:39.:00:43.

that it has improved the sight of six patients, who would have

:00:44.:00:48.

otherwise gone blind. I sat outside and looked at the night sky and saw

:00:49.:00:51.

the stars for the first time in about ten or 15 years. Which was

:00:52.:00:57.

quite something for me because I always liked looking at the night

:00:58.:01:00.

sky. Another scorcher at the Australian Open as temperatures of

:01:01.:01:06.

more than 43 degrees halt play. She will have to get used to calling you

:01:07.:01:12.

Rodney. Are you going to get this meeting started? Me and Dave haven't

:01:13.:01:17.

got all night. And Farewell to Trigger, Roger Lloyd-Pack, star of

:01:18.:01:20.

Only Fools And Horses, has died of cancer at the age of 69.

:01:21.:01:27.

Later on BBC London, David Cameron defence delaying a decision about

:01:28.:01:31.

Heathrow expansion until after the general election. And the East

:01:32.:01:34.

London primary, which has banned fruit juice. We find out why.

:01:35.:01:52.

Good afternoon and welcome to the BBC News At One. A jury has been

:01:53.:01:59.

hearing from a woman who says she was raped twice by the Coronation

:02:00.:02:03.

Street star William Roache when she was 15. In video taped evidence

:02:04.:02:06.

played to the court the woman, who is now 62, said there had been no

:02:07.:02:10.

warning of what was about to happen and he had been cold and

:02:11.:02:14.

calculating. Mr Roache, 81, denies five counts of indecent assault and

:02:15.:02:18.

two counts of rape against five girls aged 16 and under. Our

:02:19.:02:22.

correspondent Judith Moritz is outside the court for as now.

:02:23.:02:27.

Yes, that is right and this morning the jury here in court room number

:02:28.:02:31.

one has been listening to evidence about two rapes, which are said to

:02:32.:02:35.

have happened nearly 50 years ago. The woman who says that William

:02:36.:02:39.

Roache raped her back then didn't tell anyone at the time she says

:02:40.:02:44.

because she blamed herself. She came forward to the police last year in

:02:45.:02:48.

the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

:02:49.:02:52.

William Roache arrived at court for the third day of his trial knowing

:02:53.:02:56.

that the jury would be hearing from the woman who says he raped her

:02:57.:03:01.

twice. He walked into court with his daughter and two of his sons, who

:03:02.:03:04.

sat in the public gallery watching the evidence. The actor began

:03:05.:03:08.

playing Coronation Street's Ken Barlow in the soap's first episode

:03:09.:03:13.

in 1960. Seven years later he is accused of raping the woman, who was

:03:14.:03:18.

then a teenage girl. At the time William Roache owned properties in

:03:19.:03:22.

the Lancashire town of Haslingden. The first rape is alleged to have

:03:23.:03:25.

happened at his bungalow, the second is said to have been a few months

:03:26.:03:30.

later at a cottage he owned nearby. Now aged 62, the woman whose

:03:31.:03:34.

identity is protected appeared by video link. The court was shown tape

:03:35.:03:38.

of an interview she did with police last year. Of the first rape, she

:03:39.:03:42.

said, I can just remember thinking, God, I just want to get out of here.

:03:43.:03:46.

I didn't know what to make of it. I was just so scared. The woman says

:03:47.:03:53.

she didn't tell anyone, adding, I thought it must be my fault. I

:03:54.:03:56.

didn't know why it had happened, I had gone round there in all

:03:57.:04:00.

innocence. William Roache is also accused of indecently assaulting

:04:01.:04:03.

four other women under the age of 16. He denies all the charges

:04:04.:04:08.

against him. The woman also told the court that

:04:09.:04:12.

her memory has been affected by a series of strokes and she described

:04:13.:04:17.

William Roache as making her skin crawl, telling the court that she

:04:18.:04:22.

had been particularly upset by an interview the actor did with Piers

:04:23.:04:28.

Morgan in recent years about his love life. Her evidence is expected

:04:29.:04:31.

to continue this afternoon before the defence go on to cross-examine

:04:32.:04:35.

her. Judice, thank you very much. Police

:04:36.:04:40.

have launched a major search for a three-year-old boy, who has gone

:04:41.:04:44.

missing from his home in Edinburgh. Mikaeel Kular hasn't been seen since

:04:45.:04:47.

he went to bed last night, when his family woke this morning they

:04:48.:04:51.

couldn't find him. That speaks our correspondent Lorna Gordon in

:04:52.:04:55.

Edinburgh. What are the police saying?

:04:56.:04:58.

Mikaeel lives in this estate in the north of Edinburgh with his mother

:04:59.:05:03.

and four siblings. All morning police have been conducting

:05:04.:05:06.

door-to-door enquiries in this area. They want to find the little boy and

:05:07.:05:11.

get him back to his family. Mikaeel Kular, three years old,

:05:12.:05:14.

missing and now the focus of a big police search. The toddler was last

:05:15.:05:20.

seen by his mother when she put him to bed around 9pm yesterday evening.

:05:21.:05:23.

When she woke he had disappeared from his room and from the family

:05:24.:05:28.

home. A police helicopter, sniffer dogs and a significant number of

:05:29.:05:32.

officers are now looking for the young child. Temperatures were low

:05:33.:05:35.

overnight and they are appealing for help in trying to find him. He's a

:05:36.:05:40.

three-year-old boy who if he is wondering will be cold and hungry

:05:41.:05:43.

and looking for shelter, no doubt. You might have crawled in somewhere

:05:44.:05:47.

and fall asleep if he has been out wandering early this morning, so

:05:48.:05:50.

have a look in your own areas, have a look in your garage is, your

:05:51.:05:55.

outhouses, your common stair, any cupboards in the common stair,

:05:56.:05:58.

anywhere a three-year-old could climb into to seek some shelter to

:05:59.:06:03.

try and get warm. Mikaeel is said to be a friendly and playful young boy

:06:04.:06:06.

and neighbours are shocked at his disappearance. The first thing my

:06:07.:06:11.

wife said this morning, she said where do you start looking? It is

:06:12.:06:16.

quite a scary thing, actually, you know. The three-year-old is of Asian

:06:17.:06:21.

appearance. He could be wearing a beige jacket, blue jogging trousers

:06:22.:06:25.

and brown shoes. Police are keeping an open mind as to what has happened

:06:26.:06:29.

to him. They just want to get him home safe to his mother, who is said

:06:30.:06:33.

to be distraught. Of course, police are also going to

:06:34.:06:37.

be trying to work out how exactly he left his home. These are modern

:06:38.:06:41.

flats with apparently good security. In the last few moments we've seen

:06:42.:06:45.

police forensic officers enter this street and go round to the back of a

:06:46.:06:50.

block of flats here. They'll be assisting with this investigation.

:06:51.:06:55.

Lorna, thank you very much. The Chief Constable of Greater

:06:56.:06:57.

Manchester Police has been prosecuted over the shooting dead of

:06:58.:07:02.

an unarmed man. Sir Peter Fahy is being charged under the health and

:07:03.:07:05.

saved the laws because of what prosecutors called serious

:07:06.:07:09.

deficiencies in preparations for the operation in which Anthony Grainger

:07:10.:07:13.

died in 2012. Our home affairs correspondent Matt Prodger is with

:07:14.:07:16.

me now. Explain the background to this and just how serious this is

:07:17.:07:21.

also Peter. Anthony Grainger was travelling in a car which was

:07:22.:07:24.

stopped by officers from Greater Manchester Police who were

:07:25.:07:26.

investigating a suspected armed robbery. He was shot in the chest

:07:27.:07:32.

and as a result of that he died. Now the decision today by the

:07:33.:07:35.

pro-prosecution service to prosecute Greater Manchester Police and in

:07:36.:07:38.

particular Sir Peter Fahy is not on charges of murder or manslaughter

:07:39.:07:42.

but in fact for alleged breaches of health and save the they say in

:07:43.:07:46.

their statement it is alleged that an unnecessary exposure to risk was

:07:47.:07:51.

caused by serious deficiency in the preparation of the police operation.

:07:52.:07:55.

And in accordance with the health and safety law its senior officers

:07:56.:07:58.

and in this case no more senior than the Chief Constable and self, who

:07:59.:08:02.

face criminal liability. Now no charges will however be brought

:08:03.:08:05.

against the firearms officers who shot dead Mr Granger. The CPS

:08:06.:08:12.

decided that if that was to be a successful prosecution the jury

:08:13.:08:13.

would have to believe his actions were unreasonable and unnecessary

:08:14.:08:18.

and that that officer believed them to be so they didn't believe a jury

:08:19.:08:22.

would find that to be the case. Now this is not without precedent. There

:08:23.:08:26.

have been cases before where forces have been prosecuted, notably back

:08:27.:08:31.

in 2007 the Metropolitan Police had to pay fines and costs in relation

:08:32.:08:35.

to the shooting of John Charles to ministers at Jock -- at Stockwell

:08:36.:08:42.

Tube station. The former US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has told the

:08:43.:08:46.

BBC that cuts to Britain's armed forces could prevent it from being a

:08:47.:08:49.

full partner with the US in future military operations. He said that

:08:50.:08:53.

reductions in spending threatened to limit the UK's position in the world

:08:54.:08:56.

but is this morning David Cameron insisted that Britain is still a

:08:57.:09:01.

first-class player in defence. I don't agree with him. I think he's

:09:02.:09:05.

got it wrong. We have the fourth largest defence budget anywhere in

:09:06.:09:09.

the world. We are actually investing in future capabilities, so we're

:09:10.:09:14.

building two new aircraft carriers, replacement for our Trident

:09:15.:09:17.

submarines, type 45 destroyers, the new type of frigate will stop we've

:09:18.:09:23.

got a massive investment programme of ?160 billion in our defence

:09:24.:09:26.

industries, in our equipment. We are first-class player in terms of

:09:27.:09:31.

defence and as long as I'm prime minister that is the way it will

:09:32.:09:34.

stay. David Cameron speaking this morning. Let's speak to our defence

:09:35.:09:38.

correspondent who is outside the Ministry of Defence. Explain what

:09:39.:09:41.

the US Defence Secretary William Gates says we are lacking? He used

:09:42.:09:47.

the example of no aircraft carrier. No aircraft carrier of the 10-year

:09:48.:09:49.

is even though the Prime Minister pointed out two are being built and

:09:50.:09:53.

one will be operational by the end of the decade but we don't have

:09:54.:09:56.

maritime patrol aircraft after they scrapped the Nimrod. I think here at

:09:57.:10:01.

the MoD there will be a mixture of first of all hurt, wounded pride,

:10:02.:10:05.

because professional soldiers, sailors and airmen like to look

:10:06.:10:08.

their American colleagues in the eye and say we are as good as you. I

:10:09.:10:12.

think also though there will be a sense this is helpful to them

:10:13.:10:16.

because remember they are arguing both the defence secretary and the

:10:17.:10:19.

chief of the defence staff against further cuts. They will be able to

:10:20.:10:22.

go to the Treasury to George Osborne and say look, this is what our

:10:23.:10:26.

closest ally as saying. Whether it will work is another matter of

:10:27.:10:29.

course. Jonathan Beale, thank you very

:10:30.:10:33.

much. An 84-year-old man from Canada who was being held at an immigration

:10:34.:10:36.

centre in the UK died in handcuffs after he was taken to hospital. He

:10:37.:10:41.

was suffering from dementia. Prison inspectors say his was one of a

:10:42.:10:46.

series of shocking cases at the privately run Harmondsworth

:10:47.:10:48.

immigration removal Centre near Heathrow. Their report said that

:10:49.:10:50.

management has created an environment in which a sense of

:10:51.:10:55.

humanity had been lost. Here is our home affairs correspondent, Tom

:10:56.:10:58.

Symonds. Harmondsworth immigration centre is

:10:59.:11:03.

the place where people do UK Border Agency intends to remove from

:11:04.:11:06.

Britain are detained. And that makes it a difficult place to manage. As

:11:07.:11:12.

its troubled history demonstrates. In 2006 the centre was badly damaged

:11:13.:11:16.

in disturbances. It had been improving but today's report says

:11:17.:11:21.

it's in a state of drift. There are particular concerns about the times

:11:22.:11:25.

when staff have to move vulnerable detailing these, using handcuffs in

:11:26.:11:30.

what the report describes as, an excessive and an acceptable manner.

:11:31.:11:35.

These men were so ill that one died shortly after his handcuffs were

:11:36.:11:40.

removed. In one case last February, where a man who had arrived here

:11:41.:11:45.

from Canada who was known to the institution to have Alzheimer's, who

:11:46.:11:48.

was taken to hospital and died while still in handcuffs, in our view that

:11:49.:11:53.

was inhumane and completely lacking in any proportionality. Doctors had

:11:54.:11:58.

declared this so unwell he shouldn't have been detained at all. The

:11:59.:12:02.

report, resulting from a surprise inspection, and blames a lack of

:12:03.:12:07.

intelligent assessments of the risks hosed by detainees. There is no need

:12:08.:12:12.

to dehumanise them in this way and even if you are taken into detention

:12:13.:12:15.

remember, these are not criminals. You are entitled to a good quality

:12:16.:12:21.

degree of health care and you are entitled to be treated like a human

:12:22.:12:24.

being and that is not is what is happening. The private GEO group

:12:25.:12:29.

which runs Harmondsworth says it only uses handcuffs when there's a

:12:30.:12:34.

risk that a detainee might abscond but says managers have to use their

:12:35.:12:37.

discretion to take difficult decisions and we've eschewed them

:12:38.:12:39.

with additional guidance. The government says that this incident

:12:40.:12:44.

is completely unjustified and must not be repeated. Labour wants the

:12:45.:12:50.

government to review the contract it has for Harmondsworth. Ministers say

:12:51.:12:52.

they are monitoring the performance of this place closely.

:12:53.:13:00.

Britain's National Crime Agency says it has broken up and organised crime

:13:01.:13:05.

group that was abusing children to order over the Internet. The NCA

:13:06.:13:09.

says five people have gone to prison in the UK after using webcams to

:13:10.:13:13.

direct the abuse of children in the Philippines. The agency says it has

:13:14.:13:18.

identified more than 120 other British men suspected of being

:13:19.:13:22.

involved by paying for the live streaming of sexual abuse. Angus

:13:23.:13:24.

Crawford reports. A small house in a quiet road in

:13:25.:13:29.

Northamptonshire. The heart of an international online paedophile

:13:30.:13:35.

network. From here Timothy Ford directed the sexual abuse of

:13:36.:13:41.

children thousands of miles away. What the National Crime Agency found

:13:42.:13:44.

on his computer led police to this house in the Philippines were 12

:13:45.:13:49.

children were rescued. One was just six years old. The NCA discovered

:13:50.:13:55.

Ford offered other paedophiles the chance to watch the abuse to. Men

:13:56.:14:00.

like Thomas Owen from Merseyside. Their conversations online show Ford

:14:01.:14:07.

offering a win what he calls live shows. And that some of the children

:14:08.:14:13.

in his words are really cute. We traced the house that was rated as

:14:14.:14:16.

part of what the National Crime Agency called Operation Endeavour.

:14:17.:14:22.

This was the first successful joint operation by police from the

:14:23.:14:26.

Philippines, from Australia and from Britain. Policing the UK say there

:14:27.:14:30.

will be more raids like this in the future. There are over 700 suspects

:14:31.:14:37.

around the world, over 100 of which of that figure are here in the UK.

:14:38.:14:42.

That shocking, isn't it? Very shocking and people need to

:14:43.:14:47.

realise, let's call this what it is. This is not an Internet crime,

:14:48.:14:52.

this is a crime which is facilitated by the Internet. This is child

:14:53.:14:56.

sexual you is. Philippine police raid another house where girls were

:14:57.:15:01.

forced to perform in front of computers. Despite these operations

:15:02.:15:04.

there is criticism authorities are round -- around the world still not

:15:05.:15:12.

doing enough. do we like all men? No, we don't. Last year researchers

:15:13.:15:16.

from a Dutch charity posed online is a ten-year-old Filipino goal. They

:15:17.:15:20.

used an avatar and called her sweetie. 20,000 men offered her

:15:21.:15:25.

money to perform sex acts in front of a webcam. The man behind the

:15:26.:15:29.

operation believes police should follow the charity's tactics. These

:15:30.:15:34.

children are, will be scarred for life once the crime takes place so

:15:35.:15:38.

obviously we are in favour of a more proactive approach which allows the

:15:39.:15:43.

law enforcement intervene before the crime takes place. The children

:15:44.:15:48.

abused by Ford are now safe but charities say tens of thousands of

:15:49.:15:50.

others remain at risk. The top stories: The William Roache

:15:51.:16:03.

trial has heard from the woman who alleges she was raped twice by the

:16:04.:16:07.

Coronation Street star - at his home when she 15. Still to come: For

:16:08.:16:16.

decades we've been causing ourselves problems by draining the uplands and

:16:17.:16:18.

making it flood downstream. Now there's a new idea, working with

:16:19.:16:23.

nature instead of against it. Later on BBC London. The NBA has landed -

:16:24.:16:26.

players call for the capital to launch its own team as they prepare

:16:27.:16:30.

for tonight's game at the O2. And an independent film about life in

:16:31.:16:32.

Tooting has won international acclaim - we talk to its director.

:16:33.:16:45.

For more than a decade Wayne Thompson had looked up into the

:16:46.:16:49.

night sky but his sight was so bad he was unable to see the stars above

:16:50.:16:53.

him. Now though, after pioneering work by surgeons in Oxford, he's one

:16:54.:16:56.

of six patients whose sight has been improved by using gene therapy.

:16:57.:16:59.

Their findings have now been published in the medical journal,

:17:00.:17:02.

the Lancet. As our Science Correspondent Palab Ghosh reports,

:17:03.:17:04.

doctors are hopeful the procedure could be used to treat age-related

:17:05.:17:07.

blindness which affects 300,000 people in the UK and millions across

:17:08.:17:22.

the world. Wayne Thompson has a rare genetic condition. He was told he

:17:23.:17:27.

would lose his sight in ten years. He was among those who had a

:17:28.:17:31.

pioneering gene therapy operation which BBC News reported two years

:17:32.:17:38.

ago. It has improved his vision. I sat outside and looked up at the

:17:39.:17:42.

night sky and saw stars for the first time in ten years. It was

:17:43.:17:49.

quite something. Because of a faulty gene, it sells at the back of

:17:50.:17:55.

Wayne's I have been dying. Doctors stopped these from dying by

:17:56.:17:59.

injecting new working copies of the gene. They also believe that some of

:18:00.:18:04.

the cells they thought were dead have been revitalised and have

:18:05.:18:07.

improved his vision. The doctors have been amazed by how much the

:18:08.:18:13.

vision has improved. They have shown that the gene therapy is safe and

:18:14.:18:19.

effective, and believe it could be used to treat more common forms of

:18:20.:18:28.

blindness. More common forms, such as age related blindness, which

:18:29.:18:30.

affects millions of people worldwide, involves many genes so

:18:31.:18:36.

will be more complex to cure. Patient groups leave it will be

:18:37.:18:42.

possible. It is at an early stage but it does offer hope for

:18:43.:18:53.

conditions with a genetic basis. It offers help for Blau coma. As the

:18:54.:19:00.

process advances, there is hope it could be transferred across and

:19:01.:19:02.

provide cures for those common illnesses. When he was first

:19:03.:19:08.

diagnosed, doctors told Wayne he would not see his daughter grow up.

:19:09.:19:13.

Following his gene therapy, he now hopes to see his grandchildren.

:19:14.:19:18.

Three of the high street's big names say they've had an excellent

:19:19.:19:20.

Christmas. Argos, Currys PC World and Primark all reported strong

:19:21.:19:23.

sales with one boss saying their business took off "like a rocket"

:19:24.:19:26.

once the sales had begun. Here's our business correspondent, Emma

:19:27.:19:33.

Simpson. It has been a challenging few years for Currys PC World.

:19:34.:19:44.

Christmas has been good with sales 5% higher than last year. The boss

:19:45.:19:49.

told me that he found it more nerve wracking than usual. We kicked off

:19:50.:19:57.

with this new American holiday, Thanksgiving, a huge promotional

:19:58.:20:02.

period, and then we went into two or three weeks which were a bit

:20:03.:20:05.

quieter, wondering when Christmas would start. It then took off like a

:20:06.:20:13.

rocket. We had a massive Boxing Day with ?100,000 a minute going through

:20:14.:20:16.

the tills. It was not that long ago that Dixons was believed to be

:20:17.:20:27.

ending. Many customers are now browsing in the shops before

:20:28.:20:31.

browsing online. Argos is also reinventing itself. Strong demand

:20:32.:20:37.

for gaming consoles and tablets have helped deliver its strongest

:20:38.:20:43.

Christmas period in a decade. Half of its sales were online with many

:20:44.:20:48.

collecting in-store. Here is another retailer that has had a good

:20:49.:20:55.

Christmas. How is Primark able to get the sales without being online?

:20:56.:21:00.

Primark is an exception that proves the rule. Shoppers flock to Primark

:21:01.:21:09.

and they like the style of Primark. The other issue is that they sell at

:21:10.:21:15.

such low prices and it is not economic for them to sell online.

:21:16.:21:19.

Online has been a central for the rest of the High Street. These last

:21:20.:21:24.

few weeks have proved that customers want to shock in store and have the

:21:25.:21:28.

convenience of browsing and buying on the Internet as well. More rain

:21:29.:21:35.

is forecast across the UK over the next few days and The next few days

:21:36.:21:39.

look like turning rainy again and there are still 19 flood warnings in

:21:40.:21:42.

force across the UK. The recent spate of bad weather is estimated to

:21:43.:21:48.

have cost insurers ?400 million. Now there are calls to invest more money

:21:49.:21:51.

in schemes which protect properties close to a river by deliberately

:21:52.:21:54.

flooding hilly areas upstream. Our Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin

:21:55.:22:00.

has been to see how they work. Fallen trees block a scream in

:22:01.:22:07.

Northumberland. -- a stream. They were pushed into the water to block

:22:08.:22:15.

flooding. In heavy rain, the water spills over into surrounding

:22:16.:22:22.

woodland, creating floods up here. For decades we have been causing

:22:23.:22:26.

ourselves problems by draining the upper limbs and making it floods

:22:27.:22:30.

downstream. Now there is a new idea, working with nature instead of

:22:31.:22:35.

against it. Branches strewn across the wooden floor help to stop the

:22:36.:22:45.

flow of water. On the open ground is another experiment. This leaky dam

:22:46.:22:51.

catches water flowing off the fields and allows it to soak into the

:22:52.:22:55.

ground, instead of swelling the river. We need to change our

:22:56.:23:01.

thinking on how we deal with rivers. We have dealt with problems where it

:23:02.:23:05.

has occurred but we should look upstream and how the water runs off

:23:06.:23:13.

the land. In this pub they are drinking to the apparent success of

:23:14.:23:18.

the flood prevention scheme. Life was fairly miserable. We had five

:23:19.:23:23.

floods over two years and every time it's happened, people were knee deep

:23:24.:23:29.

in water, carpets were soaked, it was dreadful. We needed an answer.

:23:30.:23:36.

The flooding has stopped altogether and transform everything for

:23:37.:23:41.

everybody here. Work has begun on another prevention scheme in

:23:42.:23:45.

Yorkshire. Here they plan to force the river into a concrete pipe and

:23:46.:23:51.

then capture the overflow with a steel wall covered in soil.

:23:52.:23:55.

Engineers are frustrated that low-cost projects have struggled to

:23:56.:23:59.

get funding. We know schemes like this work. Slowing down the flow

:24:00.:24:06.

really does work. What we need is more of these schemes and we need to

:24:07.:24:11.

be able to do it more quickly and in order to do that we need the

:24:12.:24:16.

political commitment to make things happen. The government says it is

:24:17.:24:22.

providing leadership on flooding but that land management is complicated

:24:23.:24:30.

and needs to be done right. The extreme heat in Australia has been

:24:31.:24:33.

taking its toll on players again today. Andy Murray's brother Jamie

:24:34.:24:35.

had to be treated for heatstroke after winning his doubles match at

:24:36.:24:38.

the Australian Open in Melbourne. Play had to be halted as

:24:39.:24:42.

temperatures exceeded 43 degrees. Meanwhile Andy Murray has been on

:24:43.:24:46.

court in the second round as Jon Donnison reports. Even the violent

:24:47.:24:51.

thunderstorms over Melbourne failed to clear the air on court today.

:24:52.:24:57.

Temperatures were in the 40s, leaving many players struggling and

:24:58.:25:08.

unhappy. How was that? So hard! By early afternoon, for the first time

:25:09.:25:13.

this week, officials announced matches would be suspended because

:25:14.:25:17.

of the heat. On the two principal courts, the roots were closed and

:25:18.:25:24.

the air conditioning was turned on. -- roof. The tournament's manager

:25:25.:25:32.

defended the decision to allow players to play in the heat. Nobody

:25:33.:25:38.

is saying it is comfortable to play under these conditions, but from my

:25:39.:25:43.

perspective, we know that man is well adapted to exercising in the

:25:44.:25:49.

heat. It is not just the players who are suffering. Fans have been doing

:25:50.:25:54.

their best to keep cool. Someone just poured a bucket of water over

:25:55.:26:03.

us. I got out of the plane yesterday and I felt like I was walking into a

:26:04.:26:09.

sauna. Today it was several hours before the heat relented. Today has

:26:10.:26:16.

been a day where the weather got the better of the tennis. It has been

:26:17.:26:20.

frustrating for fans. Play was allowed to resume briefly after some

:26:21.:26:27.

respite from the heat. It is still around about 100 Fahrenheit. As you

:26:28.:26:32.

can see, the dark storm clouds have come, and play has been interrupted

:26:33.:26:38.

again. The delays meant it was almost 10pm before Andy Murray began

:26:39.:26:46.

his second round match. Andy Murray seemed to enjoy playing at a cooler

:26:47.:26:50.

time of day, winning in straight sets. His brother Jamie is suffering

:26:51.:26:56.

from heat stroke after his doubles match. The hot weather is set to

:26:57.:27:03.

continue until Friday. The Only Fools and Horses star, Roger

:27:04.:27:05.

Lloyd-Pack, has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 69. In a career

:27:06.:27:11.

that began in the 1960s, he'd also appeared in dozens of films and TV

:27:12.:27:19.

shows including The Vicar Of Dibley. I think we are on a winner here.

:27:20.:27:34.

Play it is nice and cool. As the hapless Trigger, his character was

:27:35.:27:39.

one of the most essential characters on the show. Nobody has doubled with

:27:40.:27:50.

live puppies before! -- juggled. Equally well loved was his portrayal

:27:51.:27:55.

as a farmer in the long-running show The Vicar of Dibley. Christmas is

:27:56.:28:02.

all about the baby Jesus, isn't it? I would warn you to be very careful

:28:03.:28:09.

before you suggest juggling babies! An appearance in the fourth film of

:28:10.:28:16.

the Harry Potter series brought him to a new generation of viewers. Mr

:28:17.:28:27.

Potter has no choice. Although best known for his film and TV work, he

:28:28.:28:32.

was a classically trained actor and during his career, he performed at

:28:33.:28:37.

venues across the UK including London's Globe. He was politically

:28:38.:28:42.

active and a prominent campaigner for causes he felt passionately

:28:43.:28:48.

about. He was an entirely intelligent performer. Basil, are

:28:49.:28:53.

you going to get this meeting started? Me and Dave have not got

:28:54.:28:59.

all night. He loved making people laugh. Roger Lloyd-Pack, who has

:29:00.:29:09.

died at the age of 69. Now I look at the weather. Good afternoon. So far

:29:10.:29:14.

today it has been a lottery with the weather. A few breaks in the cloud

:29:15.:29:22.

but the further west it is, the more disappointing. You can see the

:29:23.:29:27.

shower clouds spiralling around in an anticlockwise direction towards

:29:28.:29:31.

the West. Some breaks, the further east you are. Very wet and windy in

:29:32.:29:36.

the north, perhaps severe gales across the northern isles. The

:29:37.:29:42.

showers will push inland, although sheltered eastern areas should

:29:43.:29:49.

escape any trouble. Seven degrees the overall high. A strong

:29:50.:29:54.

south-westerly winds driving the showers across England and Wales,

:29:55.:29:59.

some of them heavy. Further north, clearer skies and patchy frost and

:30:00.:30:05.

fog. Maybe icy patches. Overnight lows, a little cooler in the North

:30:06.:30:09.

West, but generally around five or seven degrees. The rain lingers in

:30:10.:30:14.

the northern isles. A disappointingly wet day tomorrow.

:30:15.:30:19.

Some patchy fog for Northern Ireland and Scotland. Some rumbles of

:30:20.:30:24.

thunder as well. Showers across England and Wales will be heavy. You

:30:25.:30:29.

can see, quite clearly, a rash of showers across Scotland's, England

:30:30.:30:37.

and Wales. -- Scotland. The difference with Friday is that the

:30:38.:30:41.

winds will become lighter in the afternoon and the showers will ease

:30:42.:30:45.

in the West. The strongest of the winds will be in the Shetland

:30:46.:30:50.

Isles. The showers may linger for much of the afternoon. If we look

:30:51.:30:56.

down to the south west, you can see the greens and yellows, an

:30:57.:31:02.

indication of what is to come. The low pressure is never too far away.

:31:03.:31:07.

The rain drives up from the south, and it looks like it will be a wet

:31:08.:31:13.

day in prospect on Saturday. The front eases off into the North Sea.

:31:14.:31:18.

The latter stages of the weekend, perhaps showers here. On Saturday,

:31:19.:31:22.

you will be very lucky if you escape the rain. All of us seeing some rain

:31:23.:31:29.

at some point on Saturday. Sunday will be a slightly quieter day. A

:31:30.:31:32.

case of sunny spells and scattered showers. Thank you. Now at half past

:31:33.:31:40.

one a reminder of our top story... The William Roache trial has heard

:31:41.:31:46.

from the woman who alleges she was raped twice at his home when she was

:31:47.:31:52.

15. Still to come: Nominations for this

:31:53.:31:53.