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Snow, ice, strong winds and now
the threat of floods -
widespread disruption continues
across the UK.
The Army helped hundreds of people
stranded in their cars overnight,
and some passengers were stuck
on trains which were
unable to move for hours.
We had no heating and things
like the buffet car has run out
of food and drink earlier
on in the evening,
so it was a pretty cold night.
I'll be reporting live from Alnwick
in Northumberland, where people say
they are suffering the worst winter
weather conditions for almost a
We'll bring you the very latest from
our correspondents across the UK.
Also this lunchtime...
The Prime Minister prepares
to deliver a major
speech about Brexit -
she'll say a deal must pass five
tests and will bring the country
and Cabinet together.
We are not clones, many of us fought
on different sides of the referendum
campaign. It has been a discussion
about what is right for Britain.
A 21-year-old man is convicted
of trying to murder a woman
by running her over -
Paul Moore targeted Zaynab Hussein
because she was wearing a hijab.
Daily exposure to pollution -
including from light,
noise and air - is having an impact
on people's health, warns
the Chief Medical Officer.
Thousands of members of the public
will be invited into the grounds
of Windsor Castle for Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle's wedding in May.
And coming up in the sport,
Phil Neville's managerial career
gets off to a cracking start
as England's Lionesses
thrash France in Ohio.
Good afternoon and welcome
to the BBC News at One.
Snow, ice and powerful winds
are continuing to cause major
disruption over large parts
of the UK.
The army has been called out
in a number of areas to help
hundreds of drivers who were trapped
in their vehicles overnight.
were trapped on trains,
without heating or lighting
in some cases.
All but one of the UK's rail
operators are running
a reduced service.
In the last few minutes
south-eastern Railway have told
passengers not to travel until
There has also been major disruption
at airports across the country.
The bad weather is expected
to continue, with more snow showers
and windy conditions.
There are also eight flood warnings
in place in the south-west
and north-east of England.
This is the latest picture -
This is the latest picture -
there are now no red
or amber alerts in place,
but yellow warnings remain
across much of the country
and the cold weather could last well
into next week.
Let's go to Ben Brown,
who is in Alnwick in Northumberland.
Alnwick is snowbound, as you can
see. So are many of the nearby
villages, completely cut off by the
snow. Northumberland county council
is very worried about vulnerable
people, especially the elderly. In
Alnwick they have set up a makeshift
rescue centre in a sports hall for
drivers who were stranded for hours
overnight on the A1, which is
blocked between here and Beric
further north. That is just one
example of travel disruption we have
seen right around the UK. Because of
the winter weather crisis.
We will get reports from our
correspondents around the UK, first
Robert Hall who was stranded
overnight for many hours with
drivers on the A303 in Wiltshire.
Intense and unrelenting, Storm Emma
colliding with the Siberian blast
and shutting down the transport
network on a road by road. On the
A31 in Dorset, Hampshire Police
called in the army to help evacuate
Further north, our journey down the
A303 came to an abrupt halt in the
Wiltshire village of Chicklade.
Hundreds of vehicles defeated by a
series of steep hills. Drivers are
awaiting rescue in blinding snow.
Travelling tonight from east to west
is absolutely horrendous. If I put
the window down, hopefully you can
see it is driving snow. We have
probably got six or seven inches
With lorries blocking hard... Half
the road, snowploughs struggled to
clear a path. Nobody was going
I hope to get to Taunton,
but at the moment it is not looking
promising and we could be stuck.
Trying to get to an old peoples home
to get the heating on, I have been
stuck here since three o'clock this
The manager of the village garage
had walked a mile to open up.
I walked from across the.
think you will get out?
Of course we
will. There is worse trouble at sea,
granny would say.
At the foot of the next hill, a
delivery driver, Mark Brown, became
a traffic marshal.
You seem to have taken charge?
Somebody has to.
Finally after six
hours the traffic crawled forward.
But the next jam was only two miles
As the skies lightened, still no
In some vehicles, patients wore
thin. What do you think of the
emergency services response
Has there been one? I
have not seen anything.
The misery on the A303 was mirrored
through the south-west and into
On the outskirts of Cardiff, vehicle
after vehicle came to a halt.
Within the past hour, snow has begun
falling again. Our journey and those
of hundreds of others has no end in
Robert Hall, BBC News, Wiltshire.
There has been chaos overnight on
the railways. A train, a South
Western Railway train to Weymouth,
it set off last night and the
passengers were stranded on that
overnight because it broke down.
They were still on the train in
frozen carriages this morning. Let's
get this report from Duncan Kennedy.
How to sleep on a train when your
train is not a sleeper. This was one
passenger who spent last night
without heat or food.
This pair ended up camping on the
same train. Stationary for a total
of 15 hours.
It was so cold on board but some
people ended up in space blankets
and winter hats.
Philip Brown from Bournemouth was
among them. He left Waterloo just
after five o'clock yesterday
afternoon and did not get off until
seven o'clock this morning.
We lost power as well. They managed
to restore power so we had lights
but we had no heating, and things
like the birthday card had run out
of food and drink earlier in the
evening, so it was a pretty cold
night -- things like the birthday
card. I was on the train for 14, 15
hours, something that region.
The train spends most of the night
in the new Forest. Passengers said
the guard tried to help did not have
enough information. They all had to
wait until another train pulled up
alongside and had to walk across a
gangplank to get off.
South-west Trains issued a statement
apologising to all those involved,
saying it battled through the night
to try to keep trains moving in what
it called very challenging
What should have been a three-hour
journey turned into more than half a
very uncomfortable day.
Duncan Kennedy, BBC News, The New
Forest. The weather is deteriorating
in Northumberland. In Scotland it
has been improving slightly. The red
warning that we saw which means a
threat to life has now been lifted.
Conditions beginning to improve and
a clear up operation and recovery
operation under way in many parts of
Scotland. This from Catriona Renton.
This terrifying footage shot on a
dash camp shows the quick reactions
of Edinburgh bus driver Charmaine
Laurie, who avoided hitting a car on
the wrong side of the road. 20
people were on her bus.
To me, it looks worse on the video
than I felt at the time. I got a
fright but I managed to avoid it,
luckily. And I really got on with my
job at about and forgot all about it
until I got home and my husband
asked me if I saw the video. He did
not know it was me driving. When I
looked at the video I was like, that
is me. He went your joking. I went
no, that was me.
This morning soldiers continued to
help drive doctors and nurses to and
from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
to carry on their crucial work.
For the vital, key members of staff
it will be absolutely vital. They
are really needed in such a busy
hospital, to keep the place going.
Our soldiers are part of the
community, we live in this local
area. My eldest son was born in the
Edinburgh infirmary so it is
important for us to support the
Edinburgh and Glasgow airports have
reopened, but these pictures from
Glasgow airport show what staff were
up against on the runway.
Conditions are still treacherous in
parts of the country, like here in
In this cut-off village near
Kinross, farmers cleared the road so
medics could get to Ashley, who had
gone into labour. Her baby boy was
born safe and well. This is one of
the busiest parts of Glasgow city
centre, and over the last couple of
days it has been virtually shuts
down. With the weather warnings
downgraded you can see that things
are starting to slowly get back to
And there is no doubt it has taken
the efforts of many to get through
this difficult week.
Catriona Renton, BBC News.
Around the UK several thousand homes
are without power and electricity
and thousands of schools have
remained closed. I have been looking
at how other parts of the country
have been affected.
It was carnage on the M62 near
Rochdale. Vehicles colliding with
each other in heavy snow and
blizzard conditions. Drivers trapped
in cars and lorries for as long as
11 hours overnight.
In Worcestershire, teams have been
trying to clear roads and shovelling
snow off pavements, laying down as
much salt and Grits as fast as they
can. Few people are daring to
venture out, streets are empty.
In Shropshire, there are huge
snowdrifts, as there are in many
parts of the country, with
snowploughs doing their worst to
clear a way. In the West Midlands
alone 1500 schools are closed and
thousands more across the UK. Here
in Alnwick in Northumberland they
have been pulling cars out of the
snow. Northumberland county council
says these are the worst conditions
for eight years but the community is
Farmers and local, rural community
members are able to get out with
snowploughs have played their vital
part in clearing some of the rural
roads, ensuring communities that
would otherwise be stranded I able
to get onto the main roads, which
the council are focusing on.
Authorities in Northumberland say
they are especially worried about
vulnerable people in these snowy
conditions, particularly the
elderly, as the brutal winter
weather continues to bite.
I have to say the temperatures here
are really very, very cold. I think
the fields like temperature at the
moment in the north-east of England
is about minus eight.
Let's go to Sian Lloyd, who is at St
Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. What
is the picture where you are?
It is a snowy picture at the moment.
Overnight, 51 centimetres of snow
was recorded as falling here,
believed to be the highest figure
anywhere in the UK. This road are
just about passable. We got here in
a four by four and saw huge drifts
along the way. Most people in this
village getting around on foot at
the moment. In the early hours of
this morning about three people were
rescued from a car. They have been
stranded in a snow drift not far
from here for more than 12 hours and
an SOS was effectively put out to
local people who could get to them.
They have since been taken to
hospital for a checkup. We are
currently on a yellow warning in
Wales after the red warning subsided
in the early hours. The danger is
ice, of course it is now snowing
again. Many, many roads in Wales are
treacherous, including many main
routes. 14 roads closed, not
including the country lanes.
Many of those are not possible.
Virtually all the schools in Wales
are closed under the threat of more
disruption to come.
Thank you very much, Sian Lloyd.
We have talked about the troubled
situation, the chaos around the UK
on the roads, the railways and the
Let's go to other transport
correspondent Victoria Fritz at
What is the situation?
airports are now open that every
single one is operating severely
reduced schedules. This is expected
to be the worst day for flight
cancellations of the week. Take
Edinburgh airport, all Ryanair and
easyJet flights have been cancelled
today out of that output. Other
airports outside of the UK are
closed, making the situation worst.
Dublin, Geneva is another because of
poor weather. Around 50,000 Brits
are expected to be stranded, unable
to get back into the UK. Airports
like Heathrow have done all they can
to try to get as many planes in here
as possible in a safe fashion. They
have been de-icing the runways and
all airlines have been de-icing
their planes as well. Over 1000
lorry loads of snow was carted off
this runway yesterday alone. They
are combining flights to get as many
people to where they need to go, but
saying just check with your airline
before you make that journey, to
make sure it is not a wasted one.
Good advice, Victoria. Thank you.
Phil Mackie is in Worcester.
Just on the outskirts of wisdom. You
can see really how much snow was
drifting in the strong winds last
night. -- just on the outskirts of
Worcester. This is just outside the
city centre, there are six or ten
feet high snowdrifts. We expect snow
to fall from now until 6pm. But is
impacting travel, mostly on buses
and trains. You can get about but
once you leave the main roads, they
have not been gritted macro, they
are not clear. That is the
difficulty. With school staff on
businesses and shops closed, many
people have chosen to spend the day
at home, probably wisely, perhaps
fearing more is to come. Look at the
picture, I have not seen snowdrifts
this deep in my lifetime. Certainly
there is no sign of things improving
Thank you very much indeed. That is
it from us in Northumberland.
That is it from us
And you can keep up to date
with the weather and travel
situation wherever you are,
by visiting the BBC News Live page.
That's at bbc.co.uk/news.
You can also get live updates
on the BBC News Channel
and your local radio station
and Phil Avery will be
here at the end of the programme
with a full forecast.
Ben Brown, many thanks.
Ben Brown, many thanks.
The Prime Minister is about to
deliver a major speech
on the government's plans
for the UK's relationship
with the EU after Brexit.
Theresa May will say that any deal
with the EU must pass five tests,
including respecting the result
of the referendum,
and protecting jobs and security.
And she will pledge to bring
the country together.
Our Political Correspondent
Eleanor Garnier reports.
The chill between Britain and
Brussels reached new lows this week,
with both sides hardening up their
positions. As she lays the ground
for the next phase of negotiations,
the challenge for Theresa May is to
smooth out the disagreements abroad
and at home as well as ministers
have not always agreed.
We are not
clones. We were on different sides
of the referendum campaign. Of
course this has been a discussion
about the different views on the
country, that is what the government
has been working to do and when
people see the speech today they
will think this is a very sensible
We are being promised more
detail, not just on what the Prime
Minister wants from the deal, but
also the compromises she is willing
to take. And she will spell out how
after Brexit the UK will seek to
merit EU rules in some areas but
diverged in others. With months of
disagreement inside Cabinet
ministers are now signed up to the
principles behind the speech, but
will the fragile truce endure?
imagine the speech will have aspects
of it that I find I'm comfortable as
a lever supporter and vice versa.
But I think trying to bring the two
sides together will be something we
take from this speech.
detailed more of its demands for
Brexit earlier this week. Now it has
questioned for the government.
are you going to protect services in
this country and what is your actual
answer to the question of avoiding a
hard border in Northern Ireland?
These are the questions that we have
had for 21 months now and the Prime
Minister needs to answer them today.
Don't expect the solutions to all be
spelt out today. The critical test
of this speech is whether it can win
over negotiators in Brussels and
convince them to move onto the next
stage, talks about trade.
stage, talks about trade.
In a moment we'll speak
to Damian Grammaticas
who is in Brussels,
but first to Norman Smith
who is in Downing Street.
You will be listening to all of
this. What does the Prime Minister
have to achieve? What sort of
reception will she get?
This is not
going to be a speech which answers
all the many questions about Brexit,
it will not fill in all the details,
it will not end the Tories' civil
war over Europe, Boris Johnson and
Philip Hammond will not be best
buddies after it. The task is to get
the EU to sit down and to begin
talking trade seriously. To do that
Theresa May will in effect say to EU
leaders, look, I know the era of
cake eating is over, at least in
terms of negotiations. I know we
cannot have our cake and eat it, so
she will put to one side that big
slab of Brexit Battenberg and say to
the EU leaders, I'd take on board
your concerns, I know your red
lines, I get why you are worried
about the integrity of the single
market being undermined, and she
will couple that with a template for
trade with a whole package of
proposals, including those areas
where bits of the British economy
might continue to have to meet EU
standards. Other areas where we
might carry on and be supervised by
EU regulators. The hope is that EU
leaders listening to that one thing,
now they are taking this seriously,
now we can really begin to talk
about trade. The danger is EU
leaders take a look at this and
think this looks a bit like Theresa
May is trying to pick and choose
which bits of the single market she
takes advantage of and which bits
she ignores. In other words, you
have not quite given up the cake.
Norman, thank you.
Damian, in Brussels, a lot of people
near you would love to stop that
phrase have your cake and eat it.
Just a few minutes ago walking past
me here was one of the EU
commissioners who sits in
Jean-Claude Juncker's Cabinet. I
asked him and what he said was they
are all waiting and they will be
listening to see what Theresa May
says, to see what detail there is.
Will there be concrete proposals
that can move things forward? That
is what we want he said. The EU side
is waiting for that. Michel Barnier
has made clear that he needs to
know. The UK has said it does not
want a border between Northern
Ireland and the Republic and Theresa
May has said she does not want that
to be moved to between the UK and
Ireland of Ireland. If Mrs May
starts to say today that she was to
have special access for some parts
of the UK economy to the EU, I think
that will not go down very well. The
EU is saying there are difficult
choices the Great Britain has to
face up to, it could bring barriers
to trade with the EU. How much
control does it want over rules and
regulations, the same thing. The EU
wants the detail and they will
Not long to wait. Damian
Grammaticas and Norman Smith.
Damian Grammaticas and Norman Smith.
And you can watch that speech live
on the BBC News Channel -
it's due to begin at half past one.
As soon as that gets under way we
will carry it on the BBC News
Our top story this lunchtime:
Snow, ice and strong winds and now
the threat of floods. Widespread
disruption continues across the UK.
And still to come...
The orchestra stranded
in the snow who made sure
it was a special white wedding.
Coming up in Sport: Great Britain's
Katarina Johnson Thompson has
started her bid for gold
at the World Indoor Athletics
Championships in Birmingham.
People are being exposed on a daily
basis to a cocktail of pollution,
including light and noise pollution,
which is having a significant
impact on their health.
That's the warning from England's
chief medical officer.
Dame Sally Davies says a lot
is known about the impact
on the environment, but isn't
properly understood when it
comes to human sickness.
Our health correspondent
Dominic Hughes reports.
The impact of serious air
pollution on a condition such
as asthma is well understood,
but what is less clear is the wider
effect on our health
of all the other pollutants
we experience every day.
For example, the way light
from phones and tablets might
disrupt our sleep patterns and how
that might play out over
a long period of time.
Now England's Chief Medical Officer
says more research is needed,
not just into today's threats,
but also those in the future.
I am most concerned about air
at this moment but we must not
forget to measure the impact
on health of other types
of pollution or we could find in 10,
20, 30 years there is a real problem
that we didn't see
coming early enough.
Today's report says
the NHS could lead the way
on reducing pollution levels.
with more than a million staff,
the health service is one
of the biggest employers
in the country and is responsible
for around one in every 20 road
journeys, so the NHS
could for example cut down
on consumption of single use
plastics and emissions
from vehicles and buildings.
And health campaigners say this
report adds weight to calls
for new legislation on air quality.
Air pollution is having a very real
impact on all of our health.
It can cause lung disease and heart
disease and it has been linked to up
to 40,000 early deaths every year.
If nothing is done,
there are warnings that consistent,
long-term exposure to a range
of pollutants, air, light,
noise and chemical, could undermine
efforts to improve public health.
A better understanding
of the threat will help
identify possible solutions.
Dominic Hughes, BBC News.
A 21-year-old man has been found
guilty at Nottingham Crown Court
of attempting to murder a Muslim
woman by running her over.
Paul Moore, from Leicester,
targeted Zaynab Hussein
because she was wearing a hijab.
He was also convicted
of seriously injuring
a 12-year-old Muslim schoolgirl.
Dominic Casciani reports.
Paul Moore, convicted
today of a racially
motivated attempted murder.
His victim, a Somali mother
from Leicester, Zaynab Hussein.
He didn't know her,
he picked her out at random.
Last September after a night
of heavy drinking he told friends
he wanted to run someone over
and in the early morning as parents
took their children to school,
he drove around Leicester looking
for a target.
And it was here that
Paul Moore found his victim.
Zaynab Hussein was walking home
after dropping her two
youngest children at school
and as she reached this spot,
Moore came round this corner,
at speed and slammed into her.
She smashed into this
wall and when she hit
the ground her head was bleeding
and her limbs were broken.
As she struggled to cry for help,
Moore drove off, did a U-turn
and came back and this time he went
over her with all four wheels.
Paul Moore drove off and minutes
later tried to hit a 12-year-old
Muslim schoolgirl identifiable
by her headscarf.
He clipped her side and sent
her school bag flying.
Today he has been found guilty
of that second attack as well.
The jury at Nottingham Crown Court
heard that Mrs Hussein,
a mother of nine, has been left
with life-changing injuries.
She is confined to bed
and needs yet more surgery.
After the attack Moore
told a relative he had
deliberately run the woman over
because of terrorism in London.
He had done it for his
country and he was proud.
Dominic Casciani, BBC News
at Nottingham Crown Court.
More than 2,000 members
of the public will be
invited into the grounds
of Windsor Castle for Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle's wedding in May.
Our Royal Correspondent Nicholas
Witchell is with me.
Explain a little bit more about who
might be invited.
The first thing to
say is you cannot be applying for a
place. They will be invited into the
grounds of Windsor Castle, not the
chapel. They will be members of the
public from across the United
Kingdom and they will be nominated
by the Queen's representatives
across the country. The couple hope
they will be a broad range of
backgrounds and ages and they have
asked they should be young people
who have shown leadership and those
who have served their communities.
There will be 200 people from the
charities and organisations that
Harry and Meghan support, 600 people
from the Windsor Castle community,
other people live within the castle,
and slightly more than 500 people
from the Royal household. The
purpose is it should share in a
moment of fun and joy on a day that
will reflect the character and the
values of the bride and groom.
thank you very much.
Now, the weather has caused huge
problems for many people,
but for some, has proved
an unexpected bonus.
The BBC Concert Orchestra
was due to be taking part
in a school project,
which was cancelled
because of the weather,
but the hotel they were stuck
in was hosting a wedding
so the musicians decided
to put their talents to good use.
Charlotte Gallagher has the story.
One couple's special day
made even more magical,
all because of the famous BBC
The bride and groom
were going to play a recording
of Pachelbel's Canon,
but ended up with the real thing.
I think it was just
the impact that it had,
like, when they started,
like, it sort of took
your breath away.
It was a nice surprise.
Some of the guests couldn't get
there because of the snow.
Because a lot of people had
to cancel, it was a bit
of an upset on the day.
But then it just sort of made it...
Made it special again.
The orchestra usually plays
for huge audiences in venues
like the Royal Albert Hall.
But their show in snowy Skegness
is one they'll never forget.
Charlotte Gallagher, BBC News.
Time for a look at the weather,
here's Phil Avery.
Time for a look at the weather,
here's Phil Avery.
Just what you need, someone selling
you more aware there. I am going to
show you the totals with regards to
lying snow depths. 52 centimetres of
snow just outside Cardiff. Not 1
million miles behind is Bishop time.
No great surprise, still this brutal
easterly dominating the scene. This
low pressure in the South West is
beginning to become a real player
because it is throwing up quite a
significant band of snow into the
southern half of the British Isles.
Further north you have more snow
showers in northern and eastern
areas. These thermometer
temperatures are academic. We are
still well down below zero. There
has been an incursion of relatively
mild air in the far south and that
causes a problem with freezing rain.
10-15 centimetres over the high
ground of Wales as that of snow
eases further north. By roundabout
late evening and overnight it will
be pushing into the North Midlands
and the North East of England.
Further north there are more snow
showers on another cold night. How
are we shaping up for the weekend?
It is still cold in the north,
milder in the south, and there is
still a further risk of snow. We
have been looking for Scandinavia
for that high pressure, but it is
into the South West and with this
low pressure that will be the major
player this weekend. Pretty leaden
skies. Watch out for eyes across
southern pies as we start the new
day. That rainfall will be falling
onto cold surfaces and there will be
fog as well. Further north you are
still stuck in a pretty cold regime.
There will be showers here. This is
Sunday, so watch out for eyes first
thing. A bit of snow perhaps moving
into the eastern side of England up
into Scotland. Further south there
is rainfall by day, but watch out
for this process of freezing and
thawing. We are getting the
temperatures into the heart of next
week that closely to where they
should be at this time of the year.
But in the short term you still have
to be thinking about winter and what
we have had rather than what is to
we have had rather
than what is to come.
That's all from the BBC News at One,
so it's goodbye from me