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with Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty.

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Police defend a decision to pay a convicted paedophile ?10,000

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The payment was made as part of an investigation that led

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to the prosecution of a grooming gang operating in Newcastle.

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by the actions of Northumbria Police.

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The force insists its priority was keeping children safe.

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Good morning, it's Thursday the 10th of August.

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North Korea says its plan to fire missiles towards an American

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military base in the Pacific will be ready within days.

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Here at the London Stadium, it was a magical moment for Makwala

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Finally allowed to race in the 200m, the Botswana athlete came out

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of quarantine and powered his way into tonight's showpiece.

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When it comes to household bills, people with money problems

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are likely to end up on the worst deals,

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so says the boss of one of the UK's biggest comparison sites,

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who I'll be talking to a little later.

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Our very own Ore hotstepped his way to the Strictly crown

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but who will be trying to take the title when the series

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We'll reveal the fourth contestant in the line-up live on the programme

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when they join us just after 08:30am.

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Good morning. After yesterday's deluge in the south east we have the

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dregs left in the far south-east corner, that will clear with a few

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showers behind it, cloud and result in the north but in between a lot of

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dry weather and a lot of sunshine. More in 15 minutes. Carol, thank

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you. Northumbria Police has defended

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paying thousands of pounds to a convicted child rapist

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to gather information The force has defended

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its actions after 17 mostly Asian men and one woman

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were convicted of grooming Critics said it could have put

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victims at greater risk. The faces of just some of those who

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abused young women across Newcastle's West End. Vulnerable

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girls are given drinks and drugs and passed around for sex. The gang was

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caught in one of the biggest child abuse investigations the North of

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England has seen. But now there are questions, outrage even, over some

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of the police tactics. Was it right to pay a convicted child rapist

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?10,000 to be an informant? I get entirely that for some people it

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would be morally Republican, the very very thought that we would, but

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if you put it in the context of we have paid money to somebody and as a

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result of that we know that we have safeguarded vulnerable women and

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girls and we know that there are dangerous men behind bars that would

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not be behind bars for lengthy terms of imprisonment, that would not have

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happened were it not for the information that we have gathered.

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Still, some of those helping abused children feel it's unacceptable,

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even dangerous. Perfectly reasonable to resume this individual presented

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an ongoing risk and the police didn't know what he was doing when

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he was out there providing information to them, he could

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himself be involved in grooming and abusing those vulnerable children.

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Northumbria police have stressed that the informant was not sent to

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gather direct evidence of abuse. The force's police commissioner said she

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was uneasy about playing the rapist but old she was satisfied everything

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was done properly. Visa complex cases and difficult judgements have

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to be made. Daniel Johnson, BBC News -- these are.

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We're joined now by Allison Freeman, who is at Northumbria Police's

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The force facing difficult questions? It does and they have

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been overshadowed by the use of this informant, which you have heard has

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been defended robustly by the Chief constable but the force is saying

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this has been very significant in a number of ways, not least because it

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sends a message that these vile crimes by evil men were simply not

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tolerated. The force said the largest investigation it ever

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carried out, so out, so much so it has grown the kitchen sink at it

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resource wise since the first complaints were made at the end of

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2013. They're saying they spoke to more

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than 700 potential complainants, arrested more than 450 people and

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this investigation is very much ongoing. They're also saying it has

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created a cultural shift within the force and the way they deal with

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these kinds of crimes. One officer was in fact sacked during the

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investigation for not investigating one of the suspects correctly. One

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of the girls involved in this was actually in the care of the local

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authority when she was being abused, so now a safeguarding review is

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going to be carried out to ensure or to find out whether these girls

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could have been protected much sooner. Allison, for the moment,

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thank you. We'll be speaking to

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Northumbria Police chief constable Steve Ashman later

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in the programme. North Korea has dismissed

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President Trump's warnings that it will face fire and fury

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as a load of nonsense in the latest escalation of tension

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between the two leaders. Last night, Pyongyang said

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it was drawing up plans to launch four ballistic missiles

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towards the sea Our correspondent

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Yogita Limaye has more. A show of strength in Pyongyang.

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North Korean state television showed a mass of people marching in support

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of the leadership in the country, even as the government made more

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threats. Visa details of its plan to attack Guam. Four rockets will fly

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over Japan and land in the Pacific Ocean near the island, it says. 'S

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drills by US bomber aircraft like these which are stationed at once

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that have angered Pyongyang -- it's. While a fierce reaction from North

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Korea is expected, this time it is matched by a aggression from the US

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president. After saying Pyongyang would be met by fire and fury,

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Donald Trump boasted about America's nuclear arsenal, a message which

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will be perceived as another threat by North Korea. It's making people

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around the world nervous and many countries have urged restraint. Our

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strong wish is the United States keeps calm and referring is from any

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moves that would provoke another party into actions that might be

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dangerous. The border is just about 50

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kilometres from here, but things on the streets are not tense. This

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country has dealt with threats from its neighbour for a long time now

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and that's why perhaps now people here are unlikely to believe just

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yet that this war war of words is likely to turn into something more.

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Yogita Limaye, BBC News, Seoul. Police hunting a jogger who knocked

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a pedestrian into the path of a London bus say they have

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received a good response to their appeal for information,

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and they are following up several CCTV footage of the incident,

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on Putney Bridge, show the man appear to barge

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into the 33-year-old to the quick reactions

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of the bus driver. A new trial in the treatment

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for Type-1 diabetes has displayed encouraging results,

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according to scientists in London. The therapy aims to slow down

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the advance of the disease by retraining the immune system

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and so far tests show the treatment It's now hoped the therapy

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could lead to a cure for Type-1 diabetes and free people from taking

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daily insulin injections. A widow has spoken of her shock

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and horror after a private GP who treated her late husband

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admitted failings in the case. Doctor Peter Wheeler,

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who was Princess Diana's doctor, has acknowledged he failed

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to properly monitor his patient by not arranging the

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recommended blood tests. Our health correspondent,

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Jane Dreaper, has the details Stefanos Vavalidis died from liver

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failure after spending the last eight months

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of his life in hospital. His widow is suing the private GP

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who was the family's trusted doctor over the prescribing of a drug

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Mr Vavalidis took for a skin It's heartbreaking enough

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to lose your partner of 45 years. But the complete shock and horror

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when we found out that it had That last period of his life was

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horrifying, so we'd like to prevent it from happening to other people.

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Dr Peter Wheeler continues to practise at this private surgery,

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which was declared safe when audited four years ago.

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But he's since admitted in legal papers for this case

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that there were no systems at the time for flagging up the need

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for regular blood tests in cases like this, and that he failed

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Had he done so, his patient could have lived up to two years longer.

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The lawyer working on the family's legal claim says it is one

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Private healthcare does have certain advantages over the NHS.

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It's more convenient, generally, and it is more comfortable.

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Dr Wheeler states in legal papers that Stefanos would still have died

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from liver failure because of his diabetes and obesity.

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The doctor is under investigation by the General Medical Council.

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Facebook is to launch a new service that will compete with TV networks

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and online platforms like YouTube and Netflix.

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Social media users will soon see a Watch tab

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on their feeds, which will offer a range of shows, some of which have

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It will also allow people to see what their friends are watching

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and start conversations with others who are interested

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Can you imagine doing that, Charlie, sitting there while we're both on

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Facebook, watching the same programme and commenting every

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evening. I don't know but I try to keep an open mind about new

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technology. We could try. It's not going to happen, though!

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The Botswanan athlete, Isaac Makwala, has qualified

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for the final of the World Athletics 200m after running his heat

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He was unable to take part in the heats on Monday night

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because the athletics authorities said he had the norovirus.

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Meanwhile, Mo Farah qualified for the 5000m final.

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24 hours ago his dream seemed -- tonight he could be world champion.

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Isaac Makwala's remarkable evening began with a race against the clock

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after the athletics authorities said he could finally run his 200 metres

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heat two days after his rivals. After meeting his qualifying time he

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hardly seemed to be suffering. And barely two hours later he roared

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through on the inside to reach the final with Britain's athlete also

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threw. Afterwards Makwala thanked the authorities for his chance but

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said the crowd also inspired him. I want to thank the IAAF for giving me

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another chance and the crowd is so amazing. They didn't need to

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believe, the crowd being British, just want to thank this crowd, so

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amazing! Also a good evening for Sir Mo Farah as he is through his 5000

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metres heat in second place. He'll be joined in Saturday's final by

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fellow Briton Andrew Prichard. But tonight, the focus here will be

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on the men's 200 metres and four Isaac Makwala, after an

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extraordinary few days, there just might be a fairytale finish. Andy

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Swiss, BBC News, at the London Stadium.

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It really was good to watch yesterday. All the rain on the track

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and they were constantly moving it away. It might get better tonight!

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Is that an official term? Squuegy? Squeegy to me means a little bit

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wonky. A whole new meaning for it! This morning we are off to a fine

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start, in rural areas it is quite chilly but for many parts of the UK

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it will be dry with some lengthy sunny spells and where we have the

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torrential rain yesterday, it's going to be much drier. You can see

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this weather front in the south-east, this is the dregs of the

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rain yesterday, a bit more cloud and also spots of light rain and drizzle

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but that will move away through the morning. Across the far north of

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Scotland, more cloud, in the Northern Isles, a bit damp with a

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few showers flirting with the north and west but a lot of dry weather

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and sunshine. In Northern Ireland you can see we are also looking at a

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dry and sunny start to the day, as we are across the bulk of England

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and Wales. A little bit of mist and fog first thing but that will lift

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readily and here's our weather front, the remnants of that rain

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yesterday. Through today that will continue to weaken and move away,

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clearing Kent probably last. Could catch a few heavy showers around

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Kent, Essex, Sussex, but they will be the exception rather than the

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rule. For most, dry and fine. Temperatures, 20 or 21, what a

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different day it's going to be today for the south-east compared to

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yesterday and that holds true for the athletics. It should stay dry,

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we should see some decent amounts of sunshine with temperatures 20 or 21.

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Through the evening and overnight, again there will be a lot of dry

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weather around but we've got a more active weather front coming in

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across the north-west, bringing in some rain and some strengthening

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winds. Move away from that and there is some cloud around and clear skies

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and in towns and cities, temperatures falling to around 11 or

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13. As we head into tomorrow, we start on this dry note across

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central and eastern areas, you can see our weather fronts coming in,

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look at the squeeze on those isobars again, telling you it's going to be

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windy. The rain is going to advance from the north-west in the direction

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of the south-east. It will always be heaviest in the west with height and

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ahead of it the cloud will continue to build, so parts of the south-east

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during daylight hours getting away with a dry day and highs once again

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up to about 21. But as we go further north, still 17 to 19 so

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temperatures roughly where they should be at this stage in August.

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Then Friday into Saturday, we still the weather fronts cross us taking

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the rain to the south-east and clearing away. Things settle down

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with a ridge of high pressure across us on Saturday so again the weekend

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looking pretty fine, a lot of dry weather, fair bit of sunshine, just

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a few showers dotted around here and there with the breeze coming in from

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the north-west and again temperatures up to 21. A very quick

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look at Sunday, again a lot of dry weather with high pressure still

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across us and a few showers with temperatures around 17 to 21 but

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worth noting it will be chilly first thing, and surely if you're heading

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out in the evenings this weekend, Charlie and Lagat.

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Jacket on, jacket off. Thank you. Shall we look through the front

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pages? The front of most of the papers today is our lead story,

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Northumbria police's actions in the case of investigating a paedophile

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gang. They were grooming young girls, and also the police's use of

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an informant who was a convicted paedophile as well. We will discuss

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that through the programme. And the picture you see here is supporters

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of the Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odingo protesting in Nairobi

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after he said he was hacked and the election result currently under way

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has been manipulated. The unsuccessful prosecution of the gang

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on the Sunday mail, asking how many more lives will be torn apart. And

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the summer money paid to a child rapist who was an informant to the

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police, ?10,000 paid for information without enquiry. Another story is on

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Korea, we have seen this escalation in words when it comes to President

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Trump and Kim Jong-un as well. The trumpet -- Trump administration

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warning to de-escalate. Kim Jong-un threatening his missile capability

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could reach Guam, which is American territory. Sean, what have you got?

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The front of the times, going more in-depth. This one here? Yes, the

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hosts attacking the clampdown on Airbnb. If you own a flat in

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Majorca, one of those islands, you need a licence to be able to put the

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flat on Airbnb, which makes it more complicated. Those that own it are

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kicking off because they say it will limit the amount of business they

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can do. It is a higher standard required, that kind of stuff. Airbnb

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said it has brought loads of tourism to these islands. They have helped

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bring people in, more affordable, more competition, so that is

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changing things are little bit. If you wanted to go on Airbnb and get

:18:22.:18:25.

some of those things, that will change over the next 12 months.

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Quite interesting. One in the FT which has been going along the last

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couple of days, Disney, at the moment, on Netflix, something like

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that platform, you can get Disney films, they have said no, we are

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keeping it to ourselves and we will have Alan platform because content

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is king at the moment. If you have content at the moment, it is worth a

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lot. Charlie and I are going to start sharing thoughts as we watch

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TV together in our separate places. The goggle box kind of thing. Group

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watch session. What should we watch next? Sean is taking it seriously. I

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am just trying to work out if he realises that is something that

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won't ever happen. Come on, Charlie. We will get you a smartphone

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one-day! Thank you. Tensions have been increasing

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between North Korea and the US and Kim Jong-un has dismissed President

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Trump's warning as a load of nonsense. Pyongyang said it was

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drawing up plans to launch ballistic missiles towards Guam. Let's speak

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to our correspondent Yagita Limai. Is it a war of words, or is it some

:19:47.:19:50.

physical action that might be taken soon rather than later? Let me start

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with the reaction in South Korea. Just a short while ago we heard a

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military spokesman who said they are sending out a stern warning to North

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Korea that if there is any provocation there will be a strong

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response from the joint forces of the US and South Korea. At the same

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time the spokesman said that across the border in North Korea there is

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no indication of anything unusual. They say there doesn't seem anything

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out of the ordinary, or any provocation. Analysts say this kind

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of sharp rhetoric from Pyongyang is not new. During August the US and

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South Korean forces conducted joint military drills. During August

:20:36.:20:39.

experts studying North Korea for a long time say that you hear these

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strong words coming out of Pyongyang. Now you also have a US

:20:45.:20:48.

president making aggressive remarks. That is making things more tense. If

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you go out on the streets of Seoul things are normal. People are going

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about their lives as usual. I spoke to people here to ask what they

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think about the situation. A couple of people said they are worried and

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that this is a scary, intense situation. Others said they had

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heard these threats from Pyongyang for so long now that they don't

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actually think anything is going to play out on the ground. One man said

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he thinks North Korea is bluffing. Yogita, I know it is difficult to

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get insight into what is happening in North Korea as well. The IDE is,

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as we've been told, Kim Jong-un wants to make sure that he makes it

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clear that the US wants to exterminate the country -- idea is.

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That is exactly right. Their defence of the missile programme, the

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nuclear programme has been that it is our defence against invasion.

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They have said that time and again. What has changed in the last month

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is they say they have the capability of hitting the US, the mainland of

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the US and that is perhaps why America is sitting up, taking notice

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of it. That is why we have heard such strong reactions coming from

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the US. It is in no one's interest for there to be all-out war on the

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Korean Peninsular. North Korea doesn't want it - having this

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nuclear programme is a defensive measure. South Korea doesn't want

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it. China, an important player, does not want instability right next to

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it. Obviously this is not something that the US wants as well. At the

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moment, when I speak with analysts about what they think will happen in

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the next few days or weeks or months, they say they believe this

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is just a war of words at the moment and they don't think they are going

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to see anything happen. Let's hope it stays that way. Thank you,

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Yogita. Now, in an exclusive

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interview with BBC Breakfast, Michael Palin has told us more needs

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to be done to support New research published today shows

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that prisoners who receive visits from a family member

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during their time inside This is Cairo. How are you? Very

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nice to meet you. Come in. Michael Pailin is a household name and Kyra

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is a 12-year-old daughter of a convicted criminal. They are here to

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create an animation for the support group Pact. The film you are about

:23:28.:23:31.

to watch tells the story of Kyra. The film tells the story of her

:23:32.:23:35.

stepdad's conviction and Howard first she didn't know her stepdad

:23:36.:23:38.

was in jail, how much it helped to visit and how much it hurt when he

:23:39.:23:43.

was eventually moved away. There are some bits I want to talk to him

:23:44.:23:47.

about but I can't because I can't really choose when I want to call

:23:48.:23:51.

him, when I want to meet up with him, when I want to go on a visit,

:23:52.:23:55.

so it is really hard. Do you miss him? Yeah, a lot. Today in a report

:23:56.:24:02.

commissioned by the Ministry of Justice highlights the important

:24:03.:24:06.

link between prisoners and families. Inmates who receive family visits

:24:07.:24:10.

are, the report says, 39% less likely to reoffend. I love the

:24:11.:24:19.

question on their little noses. Reoffending, rehabilitation, issues

:24:20.:24:22.

Michael Palin has felt strongly about. From what one reads in the

:24:23.:24:28.

press, prison numbers are higher than ever, people just keep the lid

:24:29.:24:34.

on rather than being able to do any decent work in helping these people

:24:35.:24:38.

improve their lives afterwards. There is no point sending someone

:24:39.:24:42.

out into the world if they are going to just be the same again, there has

:24:43.:24:46.

to be some change either inside or with the family. The reality of the

:24:47.:24:51.

Prison Service right now is this - funding and staffing levels down,

:24:52.:24:55.

serious assaults and drug use up, a prison population which has almost

:24:56.:25:00.

doubled in 25 years, reoffending rates which stubbornly hover around

:25:01.:25:06.

the 25% mark. Children of prisoners have three times the incidence of

:25:07.:25:11.

mental health issues, much likelier to suffer poverty, homelessness,

:25:12.:25:14.

educational problems, one study said six out of ten boys with a father in

:25:15.:25:19.

prison are likely to go to prison themselves in later life. The

:25:20.:25:22.

Ministry of Justice told us this... Kyra, still a long way from her

:25:23.:25:41.

stepfather, feels punished for his crime. Kind of upset, it gets me

:25:42.:25:45.

wondering sometimes. How he is doing? Yeah, if he is fine and if he

:25:46.:25:52.

is OK. Do you know when you are going to see him? No. Access to

:25:53.:25:57.

parents in prison is clearly something that is important to

:25:58.:26:01.

children like Kyra. The report says it is important to prisoners too.

:26:02.:26:06.

When I saw my step that I was so happy. It is not about being soft on

:26:07.:26:11.

prisoners. It is about a calculated social and economic benefit. Because

:26:12.:26:15.

if report recommendations bring down reoffending rates, they also help

:26:16.:26:20.

bring down the ?15 billion annual cost of the reoffending. How is

:26:21.:26:28.

that, all at? APPLAUSE. LAUGHTER.

:26:29.:26:28.

, Lovely girl. Still to come: It's TV's biggest

:26:29.:26:33.

show, but Game of Thrones is the latest victim of hackers,

:26:34.:26:36.

who are demanding millions Sean will be looking at whether TV

:26:37.:26:39.

is a new target for cybercriminals. I'm back with the latest

:26:40.:26:46.

from the BBC London newsroom Now, though, it's back

:26:47.:30:10.

to Naga and Charlie. with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

:30:11.:30:14.

Stayt. Headlines in a moment,

:30:15.:30:17.

but coming up this morning: Was it right that Northumbria police

:30:18.:30:20.

paid a convicted sex offender thousands of pounds for evidence

:30:21.:30:23.

in a grooming case? It's not often we get speak

:30:24.:30:25.

to a Former US Vice President, us his view of the Trump White

:30:26.:30:36.

House. And we'll reveal the third celebrity

:30:37.:30:40.

who'll be doing sequins and spray tans in this

:30:41.:30:43.

year's Strictly. But first, this

:30:44.:30:44.

morning's top stories: Northumbria Police has defended

:30:45.:30:53.

paying thousands of pounds to a convicted child rapist

:30:54.:30:55.

to gather information The force has stood by its actions

:30:56.:30:57.

after 17 mostly Asian men and one woman were convicted

:30:58.:31:01.

of grooming vulnerable Critics said it could have put

:31:02.:31:04.

victims at greater risk. The faces of just some of those

:31:05.:31:07.

who abused young women Vulnerable girls are given drinks

:31:08.:31:15.

and drugs and passed around for sex. The gang was caught in one

:31:16.:31:26.

of the biggest child abuse investigations the North

:31:27.:31:29.

of England has seen. But now there are questions,

:31:30.:31:35.

outrage even, over some Was it right to pay a convicted

:31:36.:31:37.

child rapist ?10,000 I get entirely that for some people

:31:38.:31:41.

it would be morally repugnant, the very very thought that we would,

:31:42.:31:51.

but if you put it in the context of we have paid money to somebody

:31:52.:31:55.

and as a result of that we know that we have safeguarded

:31:56.:31:59.

vulnerable women and girls, and we know that there are dangerous

:32:00.:32:01.

men behind bars that would not be behind bars

:32:02.:32:05.

for lengthy terms of imprisonment, that would not have happened were it

:32:06.:32:07.

not for the information Still, some of those helping

:32:08.:32:10.

abused children feel it's Perfectly reasonable to assume this

:32:11.:32:17.

individual presented an ongoing risk and the police didn't know

:32:18.:32:24.

what he was doing when he was out He could himself have been involved

:32:25.:32:28.

in grooming and abusing those Northumbria police have stressed

:32:29.:32:32.

that the informant was not sent The force's police commissioner said

:32:33.:32:37.

she was uneasy about playing the rapist but ultimately

:32:38.:32:45.

she was satisfied everything These are complex cases

:32:46.:32:47.

and difficult judgements have North Korea has dismissed

:32:48.:32:50.

President Trump's warnings that it will face the fire and fury

:32:51.:33:01.

of the United States as "a load will face the fire and fury

:33:02.:33:04.

of the United States as a load of nonsense, in the latest

:33:05.:33:08.

escalation of tension North Korea has said

:33:09.:33:10.

it was drawing up plans to launch four ballistic missiles

:33:11.:33:14.

towards the sea off the coast of Guam,

:33:15.:33:16.

a US territory and a major strategic Police hunting a jogger who knocked

:33:17.:33:19.

a pedestrian into the path of a London bus say they have

:33:20.:33:26.

received a good response to their appeal for information

:33:27.:33:29.

and they are following up several CCTV footage of the incident

:33:30.:33:32.

on Putney Bridge appears to show the man barging

:33:33.:33:35.

into the 33-year-old She escaped serious injury thanks

:33:36.:33:37.

to the quick reactions is Everytime I see that I am still

:33:38.:33:51.

shocked someone would do something like that!

:33:52.:33:52.

A new trial in the treatment for Type-1 diabetes has displayed

:33:53.:33:55.

encouraging results, according to scientists in London.

:33:56.:33:57.

The therapy aims to slow down the advance of the disease

:33:58.:34:02.

by retraining the immune system and so far,

:34:03.:34:04.

tests show the treatment is safe.

:34:05.:34:06.

It's now hoped the therapy could lead to a cure for Type-1

:34:07.:34:09.

diabetes and free people from taking daily insulin injections.

:34:10.:34:11.

Facebook is to launch a new service that will compete with TV networks

:34:12.:34:15.

and online platforms like YouTube and Netflix.

:34:16.:34:17.

Social media users will soon see a Watch tab

:34:18.:34:19.

on their feeds, which will offer a range of shows, some of which have

:34:20.:34:23.

It will also allow people to see what their friends are watching

:34:24.:34:28.

and start conversations with others who are interested

:34:29.:34:30.

There we go, that's what's going to happen! We will watch the same TV

:34:31.:34:44.

programmes and talking to each other online. Quite a few hurdles of that

:34:45.:34:48.

happening. We will overcome them, Charlie!

:34:49.:34:49.

It was marvellous yesterday evening watching Isaac Makwala run alone to

:34:50.:34:58.

qualify for the next heat in the 200 metres. Jess, you are on the track,

:34:59.:35:03.

you are alone but at least you don't have to run 20.2 seconds at least? I

:35:04.:35:10.

think I might do! It would warm me up! Good morning, we've been talking

:35:11.:35:14.

a lot recently about the Botswana athlete Isaac Makwala, he's gone

:35:15.:35:17.

from thinking his World Championships were over to being

:35:18.:35:23.

given a remarkable second chance. It was here in lane seven at the start

:35:24.:35:27.

of the 200 meet a line that he was given the opportunity to run a solo

:35:28.:35:32.

time trial. Incredible, just Makwala against the clock, no rivals around

:35:33.:35:36.

him at all to spur him on. To give you some background on this, he was

:35:37.:35:41.

one of a number of athletes affected by a stomach bug and removed on

:35:42.:35:42.

medical grounds on competing. He missed the chance

:35:43.:35:45.

to run in the 400 metres but after his quarantine period

:35:46.:35:48.

ended yesterday afternoon. He was given the chance

:35:49.:35:50.

to run a solo time trial He had to achieve the qualifying

:35:51.:35:53.

time and roared on by the crowd, he did and took his place

:35:54.:35:58.

in the semi-finals. Remarkably, Makwala came

:35:59.:36:01.

second in his semi-final, and just behind him in third was

:36:02.:36:03.

Britain's Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake, The 400 metre champion

:36:04.:36:05.

Wayde Van Niekerk also For Makwala though it was all

:36:06.:36:09.

about the chance to race again and show the world

:36:10.:36:13.

what he could do. I wish to thank the IAAF for giving

:36:14.:36:23.

me another chance. They didn't need to believe,

:36:24.:36:30.

the crowd being British, I just want to thank

:36:31.:36:35.

this crowd, so amazing! Mo Farah will go for double gold

:36:36.:36:40.

in these Championships again after he qualified for the final

:36:41.:36:43.

of the 5,000 metres. He'll also be joined by fellow

:36:44.:36:46.

Briton Andy Butchart after he qualified as a fastest

:36:47.:36:48.

loser from the second heat. Farah is retiring from track racing

:36:49.:36:51.

at the end of these championships and says he wants

:36:52.:36:54.

to go out on a high. You can't dream of something unless

:36:55.:37:01.

you do something about it. I've been given a chance in life and I work

:37:02.:37:05.

hard for it and I achieve what I've achieved through hard work and keep

:37:06.:37:09.

grafting. To all the kids out there Common youngsters, you can be like

:37:10.:37:13.

me and we've got to start thinking about how we can get the

:37:14.:37:17.

next-generation to leave a legacy behind.

:37:18.:37:18.

The bad weather here in London yesterday caused problems

:37:19.:37:20.

for athletes both on the track and field.

:37:21.:37:24.

Particularly hard for the long jumpers and in the women's

:37:25.:37:26.

qualifying, Lorraine Ugen was the only one of three British

:37:27.:37:29.

athletes to make it into tomorrow's final.

:37:30.:37:31.

Britain's Nick Miller is into Friday's final

:37:32.:37:33.

He made the qualifying distance with his very first throw.

:37:34.:37:37.

He'll more than likely need to better his British record

:37:38.:37:39.

There was late drama in the women's 400m.

:37:40.:38:01.

The Bahamas runner Shaunae Miller-Uibo looked to have the race

:38:02.:38:04.

won but pulled up in the last 20 metres

:38:05.:38:06.

and finished fourth, missing out on a medal.

:38:07.:38:09.

The American Phyllis Francis won gold, her compatriot Allyson Felix

:38:10.:38:11.

Away from the athletics, England made an impressive start

:38:12.:38:14.

to their defence of the Women's Rugby World Cup,

:38:15.:38:17.

a nail-biting opener against Australia.

:38:18.:38:22.

They were leading by nine points after Sophie Spence's try

:38:23.:38:25.

but the Australians fought back and Ireland went through 19-17.

:38:26.:38:28.

Andy Murray looks set to lose his world number one ranking

:38:29.:38:31.

after withdrawing from the Cincinnati Masters with the hip

:38:32.:38:33.

injury that hampered his Wimbledon campaign.

:38:34.:38:35.

which starts at the end of this month.

:38:36.:38:39.

And Rory McIlory says he has nothing to prove ahead of the USPGA

:38:40.:38:43.

Championship, which starts this evening in North Carolina.

:38:44.:38:46.

He's among a top-class field trying to stop the American Jordan Spieth

:38:47.:38:49.

becoming the youngest player to complete a career grand slam.

:38:50.:38:55.

There's coverage across the BBC, including live coverage via the red

:38:56.:39:08.

button, from 6pm and on BBC Two from 11:15pm

:39:09.:39:12.

No morning session here today, things much drier after the weather

:39:13.:39:18.

yesterday, more favourable conditions when they get under way

:39:19.:39:20.

in the evening session hopefully. Yesterday, it emerged that 17

:39:21.:39:25.

mostly-Asian men and one woman have been

:39:26.:39:33.

convicted of targeting vulnerable girls in Newcastle as part

:39:34.:39:35.

of a child sex gang. As part of the operation

:39:36.:39:38.

to catch the gang, Northumbria Police paid a convicted

:39:39.:39:40.

child rapist thousands of pounds to act as an informant,

:39:41.:39:43.

a decision the police The NSPCC has come out clearly

:39:44.:40:01.

saying you don't think this was the right move, to pay a convicted

:40:02.:40:07.

rapist, paedophile, to be part of the operation? Absolutely not. We

:40:08.:40:11.

want to acknowledge the bravery and courage of the young women coming

:40:12.:40:15.

forward and speaking in court and helping security, this is a start

:40:16.:40:22.

for their recovery journey but we don't support the police. We think

:40:23.:40:26.

it was a misguided action, putting a person who had a track record

:40:27.:40:30.

against abusing girls into this situation with other vulnerable

:40:31.:40:37.

girls and perpetrators. And then paying for the privilege of doing

:40:38.:40:41.

that. The police services involved have been clear about what they saw

:40:42.:40:45.

as the difficult moral and ethical situation, they understand some

:40:46.:40:49.

people will criticise, but if you're in the middle of an investigation

:40:50.:40:53.

and you believe the only way you can progress that investigation to get

:40:54.:41:01.

what you want is to do this, to pay this man. What do you do in that

:41:02.:41:06.

situation? They presented this very clearly, they say this is what

:41:07.:41:10.

needed to be done to get the result. We would argue it shouldn't have

:41:11.:41:15.

been a person who has a record against children, this man was a

:41:16.:41:20.

child rapist, had gone to court and being prosecuted for that. Putting

:41:21.:41:24.

that man into a situation with other vulnerable girls and men they

:41:25.:41:28.

similar ilk, we don't know what the outcome could have been for those

:41:29.:41:32.

young people. We don't know really what happened in this situation and

:41:33.:41:36.

why can they have used a different informant, one that didn't have a

:41:37.:41:41.

track record. Is the issue about how they used him? We understand he was

:41:42.:41:46.

put back... He was taking as we understand, we will find out more

:41:47.:41:50.

later, he was taking vulnerable girls back into some of those

:41:51.:41:54.

situations. Is it that or that he was used at all? At all, we

:41:55.:41:59.

fundamentally disagree with the use of someone who is convicted against

:42:00.:42:03.

sexual offences against children in this situation. Without being blase

:42:04.:42:09.

at all, he was convicted, he did his time, he was done and then willing

:42:10.:42:14.

to how the police in this situation. He was proven to be dishonest

:42:15.:42:18.

throughout this case and even the judge throughout some of his

:42:19.:42:22.

comments against the police, calling him very dishonest. Yet the evidence

:42:23.:42:27.

was used in the case that he provided, that was used. This case

:42:28.:42:31.

is about gathering evidence from those people who have been affected

:42:32.:42:36.

by this abuse at the hands of those perpetrators. It's really important

:42:37.:42:40.

those women are listened to, believed and supported. There have

:42:41.:42:44.

been criticisms, I'd be interested to hear your view on this, about the

:42:45.:42:48.

length of time it took to gather evidence, the length of time these

:42:49.:42:51.

vulnerable girls were in this situation. Around 21 months for that

:42:52.:42:56.

sequence. Do you understand what the police needed to do in order to

:42:57.:43:00.

gather enough evidence to conflict 18 people? We absolutely recognise

:43:01.:43:04.

how difficult it is for police forces across the country trying to

:43:05.:43:09.

tackle the issue of child sexual exploitation. It's an absolute

:43:10.:43:14.

nightmare and we praise the police for their tactics in bringing these

:43:15.:43:17.

people to justice but it's never right to use a known sex offender to

:43:18.:43:22.

go into a situation like this with vulnerable young women. Is the

:43:23.:43:28.

payment the issue? The principle of policing would be clearly in any

:43:29.:43:31.

investigation you need someone who has a link to the crime to get the

:43:32.:43:36.

information. Yeah. Is it the payment or the use of someone that's been

:43:37.:43:43.

previously convicted? It's the use. If you can't approach those or try

:43:44.:43:47.

to get those people to give you information, who do you talk to? You

:43:48.:43:52.

have to talk to someone involved unnecessarily, given the

:43:53.:43:54.

circumstances here, child sex abuse... These are all people you

:43:55.:43:59.

don't want to do business with. Absolutely, but this is not a bank

:44:00.:44:04.

job or a drug scam, this is a robe of vulnerable young people under 16

:44:05.:44:09.

who have been plied with alcohol and drugs and forced to have sex with

:44:10.:44:14.

people against their will -- group of. Putting them with a known sex

:44:15.:44:18.

offender and you can't manage the risk. We had no idea what would

:44:19.:44:23.

happen and what the man would do. This is a different argument, you're

:44:24.:44:26.

saying they couldn't guarantee the person they were using for

:44:27.:44:30.

information wasn't himself perpetrating war crimes? Wasn't a

:44:31.:44:35.

risk to those young people, yes -- more crimes. Who is to save the

:44:36.:44:41.

victims, we are prepared to use a child rapist, by paying them, to

:44:42.:44:43.

gather the evidence -- to say. Thank you very much. We will speak

:44:44.:44:52.

with the chief constable from Northumbria police at 7:10am a

:44:53.:44:54.

little later this morning. You're watching

:44:55.:44:58.

Breakfast from BBC News. The main stories this morning:

:44:59.:45:00.

Northumbria Police has defended paying thousands of pounds

:45:01.:45:02.

to a convicted child rapist to gather information

:45:03.:45:05.

in an abuse investigation. North Korea has accused Donald Trump

:45:06.:45:07.

of being "bereft of reason" as it gave more details about its threat

:45:08.:45:10.

to an American military base Time to talk to Carol to take a look

:45:11.:45:26.

at the weather - there was a divide in terms of weather yesterday

:45:27.:45:29.

because we were watching their championships in London and they

:45:30.:45:37.

were squeegying the track and then it was glorious elsewhere. That's

:45:38.:45:45.

right, Naga. Surrey had almost two inches of rain in 24 hours and we

:45:46.:45:49.

have the dregs of that in the south-east, which will clear, and

:45:50.:45:53.

for most of us we have a mainly dry day with lengthy sunny spells, and

:45:54.:45:57.

it will feel pleasant in the sunshine with highs of around 20-

:45:58.:46:03.

21. This is what is left of the rain, affecting Essex, Kent, Sussex

:46:04.:46:07.

as well, with patchy rain that will clear. At the other end of the

:46:08.:46:11.

country another weather front here is producing more clout, rain and

:46:12.:46:15.

drizzle across the Northern Isles, also affecting northern Scotland.

:46:16.:46:20.

The rest of Scotland has a fine start to the day. Chilly in rural

:46:21.:46:24.

areas. Temperatures around Braemar currently four. Northern Ireland,

:46:25.:46:30.

England, into the south-west, a lot of dry weather and a lot of

:46:31.:46:35.

sunshine. There is the rain. This rain will slowly move away, clearing

:46:36.:46:40.

Essex and Kent last. And in doing so it will leave a little cloud, one or

:46:41.:46:44.

two showers, but the sun will come out and for most of the UK away from

:46:45.:46:48.

the north-west we are looking at a dry and sunny day. Temperatures

:46:49.:46:52.

around where they should be for this time in August with a range of 14 in

:46:53.:46:57.

the north and 21 in the south. So, Naga mentioned the athletics

:46:58.:47:00.

yesterday. Today it should be dry with a fair bit of sunshine around

:47:01.:47:04.

too. So as we head through the evening and overnight period we hang

:47:05.:47:08.

onto a lot of dry weather, some clear spells as well, and is active

:47:09.:47:13.

weather front comes in across northern and western Scotland and

:47:14.:47:16.

Northern Ireland. The wind strengthening about it as it moves

:47:17.:47:20.

southwards. Some clear skies, chilly in rural areas but generally in

:47:21.:47:25.

towns and cities we stay in double figures. Tomorrow you can see the

:47:26.:47:28.

weather fronts and squeezed isobars, the combination tells us we have

:47:29.:47:34.

rain and windy conditions coming in from the north-west, spreading south

:47:35.:47:39.

eastwards. The heaviest rain with height in the west. As the front

:47:40.:47:42.

moves south it will weaken and fragment and parts of the south-east

:47:43.:47:47.

will stay dry until early evening, hanging on to the brightness the

:47:48.:47:50.

longest, the sunshine across East Anglia and Kent. And then as we head

:47:51.:47:55.

into the weekend, well, first of all, the fronts come south, we will

:47:56.:47:59.

see rain overnight, then this high pressure builds in, settling things

:48:00.:48:03.

down nicely, not just on Saturday but also into Sunday. So, on

:48:04.:48:10.

Saturday, a chilly start, sunshine, one or two showers in the north of

:48:11.:48:16.

the country and we have highs of 13- 21. As we head into Sunday it is a

:48:17.:48:22.

chilly start with a fair bit of sunshine around, mostly dry, just

:48:23.:48:27.

one or two showers. Temperatures 14- 21. And before I go it is worth

:48:28.:48:30.

mentioning that although we have dry and sunny weather during the day

:48:31.:48:34.

with respectable temperatures, if you are heading out in the evening

:48:35.:48:38.

it will feel quite nippy, Charlie and Naga. Thanks very much, Carol. I

:48:39.:48:44.

always think you are very savvy. When was the last time you switched

:48:45.:48:48.

energy or insurance provider to make sure you got the best rates? Two

:48:49.:48:53.

years ago. Gosh! I should do it every year. Most people wouldn't be

:48:54.:48:59.

able to save two years ago. I think I was about one and a half years

:49:00.:49:04.

ago. Sean is always telling us we should be doing this. There are have

:49:05.:49:08.

been mixed messages with more people switching, as we have heard, then

:49:09.:49:13.

the energy Secretary Greg Clark said he has never switched, it is too

:49:14.:49:17.

much hassle, the industry needs to change, so what is better for

:49:18.:49:19.

people? Despite the abundance of -

:49:20.:49:20.

some might say annoying - adverts trying to get us to switch,

:49:21.:49:24.

it seems a quarter of us still have never shopped around when it comes

:49:25.:49:28.

to those household bills, like car and home insurance

:49:29.:49:31.

or our gas and electricity. And those with financial problems

:49:32.:49:34.

are the ones likely to end up This research was commissioned

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by the comparison site Gocompare, and its chief executive

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is Matthew Crummack, Good morning. Those with the most

:49:41.:49:54.

financial distress often end up with the poor deal. Lots of us use these

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deals, why can you not help those people? The report looks at why

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consumers are essentially not making the most of the information

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available to them, and reducing their household bills. We looked at

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the amount of money on the table that could be saved, and why they

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were not taking that opportunity. Some of the behaviours behind that

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as well. We teamed up with a professor who looked into

:50:24.:50:26.

behaviours. What he found was that people who could benefit most from

:50:27.:50:31.

switching and reducing energy bills sometimes under financial stress

:50:32.:50:36.

were not doing that. Why is that? What could you do more of? Less

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information is better. People in the financial stress don't want to look

:50:47.:50:52.

at bills. Yeah, yeah. The professor ran a test and gave people two

:50:53.:50:58.

bills, one person under financial stress and one not under financial

:50:59.:51:02.

stress. The person under financial stress spent half the time looking

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at the bill then the person that wasn't because they don't want to

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look at that. So simplifying the information. Interesting - when you

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say simplify down, I did a comparison this morning, you know,

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you're used to filling in the forms. I got to the end and it wanted

:51:20.:51:23.

details that I didn't think I needed to give, my mobile phone number, and

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it wouldn't give me a quote without giving it. People are worried they

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will be bombarded with e-mails. Can't you simplify your website?

:51:33.:51:38.

We're constantly looking to simplify that process. At the very heart of

:51:39.:51:44.

it is where someone has already taken out a policy, gas and

:51:45.:51:50.

electricity provider, car and home insurance, the three main ones, they

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have done that and then they get a renewal notice, and we have set,

:51:55.:52:02.

let's simplify the process. What am I paying today, and went away have

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to make a decision? It is about transparency and comparison sites

:52:08.:52:10.

were not be ten years ago. Now they are huge. There are lots around.

:52:11.:52:15.

People want to know more about how you make. How much would you make on

:52:16.:52:20.

a switch, on average, roughly? You would get a fee from the insurance

:52:21.:52:26.

pushing people towards - what would you get from them? Let me tell you

:52:27.:52:31.

how it works. When a person comes onto the website and does a search,

:52:32.:52:35.

then they go through and they might choose to switch and they take out a

:52:36.:52:39.

contract or switch provider, at the end of the process, as a rule,

:52:40.:52:45.

people save money. Then we get paid from that. We are a business. We get

:52:46.:52:49.

paid from that. We don't disclose the number on that. What I can tell

:52:50.:52:53.

you is we don't have advertising on the website. We don't make money

:52:54.:52:57.

from advertising. We don't sponsor people through the sites. We get

:52:58.:53:02.

paid for that. When I search this morning, it was all about cheap,

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cheap, cheap, that was the filter, but is there an argument to say your

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industry has forced people to look at the cheapest price, when the

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policy details are crucial for people? We couldn't agree more. You

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say that, but everything is done according to price. Naturally,

:53:24.:53:27.

people want price of first and foremost. They say they want

:53:28.:53:32.

products, but they want price of. If they claim, there could be problems.

:53:33.:53:38.

We are keen to make sure people have the content. The team who started

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the business in Newport started the business because they wanted the

:53:44.:53:46.

detail on the policy provisions, what you get for your money. We

:53:47.:53:50.

spent a lot of time internally looking at how to present the

:53:51.:53:54.

information simply. And that is the challenge, how to simplify this, as

:53:55.:53:59.

we said, to make it clear for people at a good price. The balance between

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cheap and detail. Thank you. Can I have a quick question, sorry,

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Matthew, can you be punished for switching to much, as in, you are

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not seen as a loyal customer? I don't think you can be punished for

:54:19.:54:22.

that in the products we are talking about. I think there is a perception

:54:23.:54:26.

that the longer you stay with someone the better it is. Certainly

:54:27.:54:30.

the maths we have done suggest the longer you stay with someone the

:54:31.:54:35.

more you pay. OK, good advice. Matthew, Sean, thank you very much.

:54:36.:54:36.

As the World Athletics Championships carries on in London,

:54:37.:54:39.

there's another huge sporting event happening in Sheffield this week,

:54:40.:54:43.

Around 2,600 competitors are taking part in the games,

:54:44.:54:46.

featuring athletes with a variety of learning disabilities.

:54:47.:54:48.

Hayley Hassall has been to watch some of the action.

:54:49.:54:54.

Yeah! This year's Special Olympics has had more interest than ever

:54:55.:55:03.

before and more athletes have taken to the track. Kyra is the current

:55:04.:55:10.

women's world champion in cycling for women with intellectual

:55:11.:55:13.

abilities and she has been cycling for three years in the Special

:55:14.:55:16.

Olympics. Not long until the race. How are you feeling? Nervous, I am

:55:17.:55:22.

not going to lie. There are a some great writers here, so the

:55:23.:55:27.

competition is going to be high. Do you think you're learning ability

:55:28.:55:29.

fracture your training, does it make it difficult? Yes, I struggle with

:55:30.:55:35.

direction and time as well -- riders. This Olympics gave me a

:55:36.:55:38.

place where I can be myself with everybody else. It is just amazing.

:55:39.:55:44.

Kiera's that has taken her around the world to compete, but lack of

:55:45.:55:47.

financial support from the games makes things difficult. In terms of

:55:48.:55:51.

funding, it is an ongoing battle all the time, it is doing whatever from

:55:52.:55:56.

raising what you can do to help with the cost of getting to the events

:55:57.:56:00.

and things. So unlike the Olympics you have to find yourself?

:56:01.:56:03.

Completely. That is a lot of pressure. Yes. Is it worth it? At

:56:04.:56:09.

the end of the date, it you wouldn't change a thing with the success and

:56:10.:56:13.

the experiences that she has had, it you know. And, as I say, it develops

:56:14.:56:20.

us as people. There is no age limit in the Special Olympics and Ian has

:56:21.:56:23.

been training with the Special Olympics for the last 17 years. He

:56:24.:56:28.

has autism, which he used to find that stopped him joining in things

:56:29.:56:32.

like sports, but now it is the complete opposite. I used to be

:56:33.:56:37.

nerve racked in the beginning, I would shy away and all of that. Then

:56:38.:56:41.

suddenly I got hooked on it for life. We're not only competing, we

:56:42.:56:46.

are also doing other things behind the scenes as well to try to make it

:56:47.:56:53.

more accessible to the other athletes with intellectual

:56:54.:56:58.

disabilities. But for athletes like Kiera, has all of that hard work

:56:59.:57:02.

paid off? I have just found out the results and I can tell you that you

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came second. Yay! Well done, how do you feel? Really good. Silver medal,

:57:12.:57:13.

well done! Thank you. Plenty more on our website

:57:14.:57:17.

at the usual address. Hello, this is Breakfast,

:57:18.:00:46.

with Naga Munchetty and Charlie Police defend a decision to pay

:00:47.:00:48.

a convicted paedophile ?10,000 The payment was made as part

:00:49.:00:51.

of an investigation that led to the prosecution of a grooming

:00:52.:00:55.

gang operating in Newcastle. The NSPCC says it's appalled

:00:56.:00:58.

by the actions of Northumbria The force insists its priority

:00:59.:01:01.

was keeping children safe. We'll speak to their Chief Constable

:01:02.:01:08.

in the next few minutes. Also this morning, North Korea

:01:09.:01:22.

says its plan to fire missiles towards an American military base

:01:23.:01:30.

in the Pacific will be Here at the London Stadium

:01:31.:01:33.

it was a magical moment for Makwala. Finally allowed to race in the 200m,

:01:34.:01:39.

he came out of quarantine and stormed his way

:01:40.:01:43.

into tonight's showpiece. As the makers of Game of Thrones

:01:44.:01:49.

face a ransom demand from hackers. I'll be asking why TV

:01:50.:01:52.

is a target for cybercriminals. Naga was among the contestants

:01:53.:01:58.

tangoing their way around the Strictly dancefloor

:01:59.:02:01.

last time around. But who will be trying to take

:02:02.:02:13.

the title when the series Good morning. A chilly start in some

:02:14.:02:31.

rural areas. For most of us it will be dry and sunny. There are some

:02:32.:02:35.

showers to get rid first of all in the south-east and a bit more cloud

:02:36.:02:39.

in the far north of Scotland, with spots of rain. I will have all the

:02:40.:02:42.

details in 15 minutes. Northumbria Police has defended

:02:43.:02:43.

paying thousands of pounds to a convicted child rapist

:02:44.:02:47.

to gather information The force has stood by its actions

:02:48.:02:49.

after 17 mostly Asian men and one woman were convicted

:02:50.:02:53.

of grooming vulnerable Critics said it could have put

:02:54.:02:56.

victims at greater risk. The faces of just some of those

:02:57.:03:00.

who abused young women Vulnerable girls were given drinks

:03:01.:03:07.

and drugs and passed around for sex. The gang was caught in one

:03:08.:03:12.

of the biggest child abuse investigations the North

:03:13.:03:15.

of England has seen. But now there are questions,

:03:16.:03:22.

outrage even, over some Was it right to pay a convicted

:03:23.:03:24.

child rapist ?10,000 I get entirely that for some people

:03:25.:03:28.

it would be morally repugnant, the very very thought that we would,

:03:29.:03:41.

but if you put it in the context of we have paid money to somebody

:03:42.:03:45.

and as a result of that we know that we have safeguarded

:03:46.:03:49.

vulnerable women and girls, and we know that there are dangerous

:03:50.:03:54.

men behind bars that would not be behind bars for lengthy

:03:55.:03:57.

terms of imprisonment, that would not have happened were it

:03:58.:03:59.

not for the information Still, some of those helping

:04:00.:04:02.

abused children feel it's We do not support the police in

:04:03.:04:25.

doing this. We think it was a misguided action, putting someone

:04:26.:04:28.

with a track record of abusing girls into this situation with other

:04:29.:04:32.

vulnerable girls and perpetrators, and paying them for the privilege of

:04:33.:04:33.

doing that. Northumbria police have stressed

:04:34.:04:35.

that the informant was not sent The force's police commissioner said

:04:36.:04:38.

she was uneasy about playing the rapist but ultimately

:04:39.:04:42.

she was satisfied everything These are complex cases

:04:43.:04:44.

and difficult judgements We will be speaking to the chief

:04:45.:05:00.

constable of Northumbria police in just a few minutes.

:05:01.:05:02.

We'll be speaking to Northumbria Police chief constable

:05:03.:05:04.

North Korea has dismissed President Trump's warnings that it

:05:05.:05:06.

will face "fire and fury" as "a load of nonsense" in the latest

:05:07.:05:10.

escalation of tension between the two leaders.

:05:11.:05:11.

Last night, Pyongyang said it was drawing up plans to launch

:05:12.:05:15.

four ballistic missiles towards the sea off

:05:16.:05:16.

Our correspondent Yogita Limaye has more.

:05:17.:05:22.

North Korean state television showed a mass of people marching in support

:05:23.:05:26.

of the leadership in the country, even as the government

:05:27.:05:29.

These are details of its plan to attack Guam.

:05:30.:05:43.

Four rockets will fly over Japan and land in the Pacific Ocean

:05:44.:05:46.

It's drills by US bomber aircraft like these,

:05:47.:05:49.

which are stationed at Guam, that have angered Pyongyang.

:05:50.:05:52.

While a fierce reaction from North Korea is expected,

:05:53.:05:55.

this time it is matched by aggression from the US president.

:05:56.:05:57.

After saying Pyongyang would be met by fire and fury,

:05:58.:06:00.

Donald Trump boasted about America's nuclear arsenal,

:06:01.:06:02.

a message which will be perceived as another threat by North Korea.

:06:03.:06:05.

It's making people around the world nervous, and many countries

:06:06.:06:08.

Our strong wish is that the United States keeps calm

:06:09.:06:17.

and refrains from any moves that would provoke another party

:06:18.:06:20.

into actions that might be dangerous.

:06:21.:06:31.

The border is just about 50 kilometres from here,

:06:32.:06:40.

but things on the streets are not tense.

:06:41.:06:42.

This country has dealt with threats from its neighbour for a long time

:06:43.:06:46.

now, and that's why perhaps now people here are unlikely to believe

:06:47.:06:49.

just yet that this war of words will turn into something more.

:06:50.:06:53.

Miscarriages and birth defects could be significantly reduced

:06:54.:07:00.

if women take vitamin B3 supplements.

:07:01.:07:01.

Scientists at a Research Institute in Sydney believe the vitamin can

:07:02.:07:04.

prevent embryos and babies' organs developing incorrectly

:07:05.:07:06.

The discovery has been called the most significant breakthrough

:07:07.:07:09.

in pregnancy research, and will transform the way

:07:10.:07:12.

Police hunting a jogger who knocked a pedestrian into the path

:07:13.:07:21.

of a London bus say they have received a good response

:07:22.:07:24.

to their appeal for information, and they are following up several

:07:25.:07:27.

CCTV footage of the incident on Putney Bridge appears to show

:07:28.:07:35.

the man barging into the 33-year-old woman without warning.

:07:36.:07:37.

She escaped serious injury thanks to the quick reactions

:07:38.:07:40.

Facebook is to launch a new service that will compete with TV networks

:07:41.:07:49.

and online platforms like YouTube and Netflix.

:07:50.:07:51.

Social media users will soon see a "Watch" tab on their feeds,

:07:52.:07:54.

which will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded

:07:55.:07:58.

It will also allow people to see what their friends are watching

:07:59.:08:02.

and start conversations with others who are interested in the same

:08:03.:08:05.

The Botswanan athlete, Isaac Makwala has qualified

:08:06.:08:09.

for the final of the World Athletics 200m, after running his heat alone

:08:10.:08:13.

He was unable to take part in the heats on Monday night,

:08:14.:08:17.

because the athletics authorities said he had the norovirus.

:08:18.:08:19.

Meanwhile, Mo Farah qualified for the 5000m final.

:08:20.:08:21.

24 hours ago his dream seemed dashed, tonight

:08:22.:08:34.

Isaac Makwala's remarkable evening began with a race against the clock

:08:35.:08:41.

after the athletics authorities said he could finally run his 200 metres

:08:42.:08:45.

After meeting his qualifying time he hardly seemed to be suffering.

:08:46.:08:51.

And barely two hours later he roared through on the inside to reach

:08:52.:08:54.

the final with Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake also through.

:08:55.:08:56.

Afterwards Makwala thanked the authorities for his chance

:08:57.:08:58.

but said the crowd also inspired him.

:08:59.:09:06.

I want to thank the IAAF for giving me another chance

:09:07.:09:09.

They didn't need to believe, the crowd being British,

:09:10.:09:15.

I just want to thank this crowd, so amazing!

:09:16.:09:21.

Also a good evening for Sir Mo Farah as he is through his 5000 metres

:09:22.:09:25.

He'll be joined in Saturday's final by fellow Briton Andrew Prichard.

:09:26.:09:29.

But tonight, the focus here will be on the men's 200 metres and four

:09:30.:09:33.

Isaac Makwala, after an extraordinary few days,

:09:34.:09:38.

there just might be a fairytale finish.

:09:39.:09:43.

Andy Swiss, BBC News, at the London Stadium.

:09:44.:09:46.

It is 7:10am. Returning to our main story.

:09:47.:10:00.

Northumbria Police has been forced to defend its decision to pay

:10:01.:10:03.

thousands of pounds to a convicted sex offender as part

:10:04.:10:05.

of an investigation into a child grooming gang.

:10:06.:10:08.

We can speak live to Northumbria Police chief constable

:10:09.:10:10.

Good morning. Thank you for your time. I wonder if first, I could

:10:11.:10:20.

read out the quote from the NSPCC, which encapsulates what many people

:10:21.:10:24.

are thinking at this stage. This is their statement. "We Are appalled to

:10:25.:10:28.

learn that police paid a child rapist and planted him in the midst

:10:29.:10:32.

of vulnerable young children. It Jaegar 's belief that it would ever

:10:33.:10:35.

have been considered, let alone approved". -- beggars belief. Can

:10:36.:10:49.

you respond to that? Yes, it does beggar belief, because it didn't

:10:50.:10:53.

happen. It is disappointing that the NSPCC has adopted the stance that

:10:54.:10:56.

they have. This is an well-informed position they have taken. The fact

:10:57.:11:01.

of the matter is that we absolutely did not plant the informant, who is

:11:02.:11:08.

referred to as XY in this case, in the midst of vulnerable women and

:11:09.:11:12.

girls. That didn't happen. He was never tasked to go to these parties,

:11:13.:11:16.

all sessions, as they are being referred to in the trial. So not

:11:17.:11:20.

only did we not asked him to do it, there is no evidence that he did, it

:11:21.:11:25.

is if you look in detail at the judge's assessment and the legal

:11:26.:11:28.

finding in this case, there is no evidence whatsoever he was involved

:11:29.:11:32.

or engaged in offending against these victims or indeed anybody

:11:33.:11:38.

else. So it does beggar belief, it didn't happen. Just by way of

:11:39.:11:43.

clarification, is it true that the handlers of your informer asked him

:11:44.:11:46.

to take vulnerable children to parties? Is that true? I cannot go

:11:47.:11:54.

into detail about what we did didn't do with deployments. What I can say

:11:55.:11:59.

is that we absolutely did not tasked him to go to parties with vulnerable

:12:00.:12:06.

women and girls. -- task him. We are very clear and very specific about

:12:07.:12:10.

that. Has been a drawing away from the central point here. The use of

:12:11.:12:15.

the informant was principally about finding out who might be involved,

:12:16.:12:19.

the cars they were driving, the addresses they were living out, who

:12:20.:12:22.

might be using drugs and supplying dogs. It was very much the case that

:12:23.:12:27.

this was the starting point for the investigation. It is never resulted

:12:28.:12:33.

in XY being exposed to any offending whatsoever. Had it done so, they

:12:34.:12:37.

would have been only one of two outcomes. He either would have in

:12:38.:12:39.

giving evidence against the people who were convicted, which he didn't,

:12:40.:12:43.

or he would have in the dock alongside them, which she wasn't. So

:12:44.:12:47.

I need to be very clear about that point. It was the gathering of

:12:48.:12:50.

information we could not get from any other source. Things like who

:12:51.:12:54.

they were, where they lived, the cars they were driving. It was

:12:55.:12:57.

nothing to do with him being placed close to vulnerable women and girls.

:12:58.:13:02.

I really must stress that one. Many of those who may comment on the way

:13:03.:13:06.

you conduct of the investigation have said that what they are

:13:07.:13:09.

confused by this that the police's first responsibility, surely, in

:13:10.:13:13.

these situations, is to safeguard children. What appears to have

:13:14.:13:17.

happened is that you have prioritised gathering evidence, over

:13:18.:13:22.

quite a long period of time, while knowing that children were being

:13:23.:13:29.

abused. No. Charlie, that is really not true. Our primary role is to

:13:30.:13:36.

protect, it is to preserve life and protect people from harm. Many years

:13:37.:13:42.

ago, a more esteemed police officer they myself that the primary object

:13:43.:13:46.

of a efficient police force is the prevention of crime. That is what we

:13:47.:13:50.

were looking to do. This was about the protection of vulnerable people

:13:51.:13:54.

from harm. I know this is difficult. It is a challenging moral dilemma

:13:55.:13:58.

that we were faced with, that I was faced with, that the officers

:13:59.:14:01.

involved had to content with and wrestle with and reassess every step

:14:02.:14:06.

of the way. But I have to be content that what we ended up doing here was

:14:07.:14:09.

putting dangerous men behind bars in protecting vulnerable women and

:14:10.:14:12.

girls, and that we simply wouldn't have been able to do that if we

:14:13.:14:16.

didn't have that jumping off point that we got from an informant who

:14:17.:14:20.

was able to tell us who was involved, where they were likely to

:14:21.:14:23.

be, the cars they were driving and the people they were associating

:14:24.:14:28.

with. It is a fact that in other investigations of a similar nature,

:14:29.:14:30.

and I understand that every investigation is different, but in

:14:31.:14:34.

Rochdale, Oxford and Cambridge, they were able to secure prosecutions of

:14:35.:14:40.

sex gangs abusing young children without the need to pay money to

:14:41.:14:45.

convicted child rapists. How is it that you were not able to do that

:14:46.:14:49.

and felt the necessity to turn to what a lot of people think is an

:14:50.:14:56.

unacceptable practice? We were clear from the outset that what we were

:14:57.:15:00.

not faced with here and Northumbria was a long list of people who were

:15:01.:15:05.

claiming that public services, that the police and social services, had

:15:06.:15:08.

let them down. That they had been making these allegations for many

:15:09.:15:12.

years. This was not about allegations of historic abuse that

:15:13.:15:15.

had gone unaddressed and had not indulged with professionally. This

:15:16.:15:18.

was about pro at Ridley searching and trying to find victims of child

:15:19.:15:23.

sex exportation. -- proactively searching. We have thrown every

:15:24.:15:30.

single tactic and resource we have at this, and there is not a single

:15:31.:15:34.

tactic in the book, overt or covert, that we have not employed, but we

:15:35.:15:38.

did not have at our disposal in doing this. You know, it is not

:15:39.:15:43.

about our satisfaction. We have to be content with what we have done,

:15:44.:15:46.

but I absolutely understand that this is challenging for some people.

:15:47.:15:50.

I am left with the question that a throwback, not to try to be clever

:15:51.:15:54.

or repaid the issue, what would you do in those circumstances? -- eBay

:15:55.:16:01.

it the issue. -- evade the issue. If by and listing a child sex offender,

:16:02.:16:08.

paying a child sex offender, we can protect people we would not

:16:09.:16:12.

otherwise be able to, you have to ask if you would take that risk, and

:16:13.:16:15.

it is under carefully managed circumstances which does not expose

:16:16.:16:18.

him to vulnerable women and girls. If you can gather that information

:16:19.:16:22.

that ultimately might be too prosecutions, morally, is it the

:16:23.:16:24.

right thing to do? I believe it is. You are under great scrutiny. Help

:16:25.:16:38.

us with the process. Was part of accepting the difficult decision,

:16:39.:16:41.

and some people have said unacceptable decision, to use this

:16:42.:16:45.

man in this way, was it the scale of the abuse that made you choose a

:16:46.:16:51.

path that you may not have otherwise done. I am trying to work out... You

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said it was a difficult decision. Were there some people in your group

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saying we cannot do this and it is too far? Did others argue a

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different way? No, I think it is a professional process for the

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management and the handling of any individual informant. In this case,

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I will point to some milestones. In the outset, it would have been

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impossible to investigate reactively and move on. We did not have to

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throw resources at this that we did. We thought there was something out

:17:30.:17:33.

there and we went to look for it and find it because it was the right

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thing to do. If you move the clock forward to the next milestone,

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coming forward to make the allegation, the allegations

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dismissed by the judge, there was an opportunity for us then to dismiss

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the cases and not reveal the identity of XY. But girls needed to

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see justice and they trusted us and we respect of that and we have done

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that. Why did we do that? It was the right thing to do. There are many

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moral dilemmas, not just for me as a constable, but for the staff who are

:18:14.:18:18.

committed to the efforts for those victims. And why is that? It is the

:18:19.:18:23.

right thing to do. Some people disagree. I understand. We have to

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think about it as well. But with all of my experience, we could not do

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this without what we did. This was the right thing to do. I appreciate

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it. But one more thought. Many people this morning are thinking

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about it. One of the things we cannot know, and I am not sure you

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can know, is good you have prosecuted these people without

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using a convicted paedophile? -- could. You don't know it, do you? Or

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are you certain it could not have happened any other way? I am

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probably as certain as I can be to be one of the criteria for the

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registering and handling of an individual informant would be we

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cannot get that information from elsewhere. The time we registered

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him, we had no idea about the sort of information he could give us and

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whether we could get it from elsewhere. You have to have a

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suspicion and it is a jump off point for an investigation and it leads

:19:30.:19:33.

you to evidence. It could have taken a whole lot longer to get the

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information. That would have exposed many more women and girls to

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unacceptable risk. That does not sit comfortable you with me either.

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Thank you so much for your time this morning. Thank you. We will talk to

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Carol and find out what is happening with the weather today. I hope it is

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getting better than the last week. Good morning. Good morning. It won't

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be as wet as yesterday. Many parts of the UK today, sunny spells and

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mainly dry. I say mainly dry because there are some flies in the ointment

:20:12.:20:17.

in the shape of this weather front to the south. Some cloud and rain.

:20:18.:20:22.

Patchy rain and drizzle. At the other end of the country in northern

:20:23.:20:26.

Scotland, another weather front producing cloud and also some rain

:20:27.:20:29.

and drizzle, especially in the Northern Isles. The rest of

:20:30.:20:34.

Scotland, a dry start in rural areas. A bright start. In the

:20:35.:20:40.

morning sunshine, temperatures picking up rapidly. Wales in

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south-west England, the Midlands, down towards Hampshire, the Isle of

:20:46.:20:49.

Wight, a beautiful sight to the day. In the south-east, a bit more cloud.

:20:50.:20:58.

Splashes of rain, though light. That will clear away. Behind that, one or

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two showers in the afternoon. Some of us will mist them all together

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and have a largely dry day away from the finals of Scotland. The

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temperatures are aware they should be. Roughly 21. The athletics today

:21:13.:21:21.

should be dry. As we go through the evening, hanging on to the sunshine.

:21:22.:21:27.

Through the course of the night, we have a weather front coming in

:21:28.:21:29.

across Scotland and Northern Ireland. England and Wales,

:21:30.:21:34.

remaining largely dry. Some clear spells. Variable cloud. Temperatures

:21:35.:21:40.

dipping in towns and cities to 11- 13 degrees. Weather fronts coming

:21:41.:21:45.

our way tomorrow morning. Cloud and rain. This is the first one

:21:46.:21:52.

overnight. That will all be slipping steadily south-east. The heaviest

:21:53.:21:55.

rain will be on the west with height. As it goes south-east, the

:21:56.:22:00.

cloud will be old. The far south-east of England, hanging onto

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the bright skies and sunshine for the longest. Getting here during the

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evening. Temperatures tomorrow, 13- 21. And then as we move through the

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course of Friday evening and overnight, there are the fronts.

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Then a ridge of high pressure building in for the weekend. Not

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just Saturday, also Sunday. That settle things down quite nicely.

:22:22.:22:27.

Saturday, a chilly start to the day, especially in rural areas. A lot of

:22:28.:22:31.

dry weather. A few showers in the north and the highlands in

:22:32.:22:36.

particular. Again, not everyone will see them. Similar on Sunday. A lot

:22:37.:22:39.

of dry weather. Chilly in the evening. In the daytime, 21 is not

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too bad at all, Naga and Charlie. About time. I must confess I am sick

:22:50.:22:54.

of the rain and I prefer the sunshine as well. You are a ray of

:22:55.:23:00.

sunshine but even you are not enough when it is raining this much. Thank

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you. Scientists in Australia say simply

:23:03.:23:07.

taking a common vitamin could significantly reduce

:23:08.:23:10.

the number of miscarriages The research, which has been

:23:11.:23:12.

described as ground-breaking, has found that vitamin B3 can cure

:23:13.:23:15.

molecular deficiencies We can speak now to the leader

:23:16.:23:17.

scientist on this Professor Sally Dunwoodie who joins us on Skype

:23:18.:23:21.

from Sydney this morning. Thank you very much for your time

:23:22.:23:30.

this morning. Can you explain... Obviously, time is limited. But can

:23:31.:23:35.

you explain how you got to the conclusion that B3 is the key to all

:23:36.:23:39.

this. We were studying families who had multiple miscarriages and babies

:23:40.:23:45.

with multiple birth defects, heart defects, kidney defects, a cleft

:23:46.:23:51.

palate, club fought. We were sequencing Baird genes. We found

:23:52.:24:02.

mutations. -- foot. This led to NAD, it is an energy source. This showed

:24:03.:24:06.

babies born with defects had reduced levels of NAD. So then we moved into

:24:07.:24:14.

preclinical studies and we realised we could raise those NAD levels with

:24:15.:24:22.

Niacin, which is B3. We put it into the drinking water and then we had

:24:23.:24:29.

babies born completely normally. B3 had bypassed the genetic mutation

:24:30.:24:36.

were found in the human. I apologise, there is some microphone

:24:37.:24:43.

noise. If women are trying to get pregnant or are in early pregnancy,

:24:44.:24:49.

what is the advice with taking B3? At this stage, we would say take the

:24:50.:24:54.

recommended amount that appears in a pregnancy multi vitamin. We cannot

:24:55.:24:59.

advise more than that because we have not done the research. But we

:25:00.:25:04.

are embarking on that research so we can identify women who do have low

:25:05.:25:10.

NAD levels at risk of having babies with birth defects, and we will do

:25:11.:25:15.

more work to see what sort of levels of the vitamin, B3, would be safe to

:25:16.:25:19.

the event birth defects and multiple miscarriages. How can you get B3 if

:25:20.:25:25.

you are not taking supplements? What food? You probably won't get enough

:25:26.:25:32.

just from food. But you can get Niacin from red meat, poultry, fish,

:25:33.:25:38.

legumes, his and lentils, and vegetables. -- peas. Supplements are

:25:39.:25:46.

important. But for the moment, we are working towards identifying

:25:47.:25:51.

other and better ways to supplement pregnant women with higher doses of

:25:52.:26:00.

Niacin. Thank you very much for your time this morning.

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In a couple of minutes, we'll be speaking to former US

:26:04.:26:06.

Vice President, Al Gore, about everything from current

:26:07.:26:09.

tensions with North Korea, to Donald Trump pulling the US out

:26:10.:26:12.

Plenty more on our website at the usual address.

:26:13.:29:42.

Now, though, it's back to Naga and Charlie.

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Hello, this is Breakfast with Naga Munchetty and Charlie

:29:47.:29:48.

Let's bring you up-to-date with the main news of the day.

:29:49.:29:58.

Northumbria Police has defended paying thousands of pounds

:29:59.:30:00.

to a convicted child rapist to gather information

:30:01.:30:02.

In the last few minutes, the chief constable told us that while the

:30:03.:30:12.

decision to pay ?10,000 to the registered sex offender was

:30:13.:30:16.

understandably difficult for some people, not using the anonymous

:30:17.:30:19.

informant could have left the 18 people convicted of grooming

:30:20.:30:23.

Newcastle abuse victims for longer. The time that we registered him, we

:30:24.:30:28.

had no idea about the sort of information he would give us, and

:30:29.:30:32.

whether or not we could get it from elsewhere. So you have a suspicion,

:30:33.:30:36.

it is a jumping off point for an investigation which leads you to

:30:37.:30:39.

evidence. Yes, you might have got that evidence through other means,

:30:40.:30:43.

and it could have -- but it could have taken longer, and that in

:30:44.:30:47.

itself would expose vulnerable women and girls to an unacceptable level

:30:48.:30:50.

of risk. And that wouldn't sit comfortably with me, morally,

:30:51.:30:51.

either. Let's talk more about one our other

:30:52.:30:53.

top stories this morning. The tensions between

:30:54.:30:56.

America and North Korea. Jean Lee is a former

:30:57.:30:58.

Pyongyang bureau chief for the Associated Press

:30:59.:31:00.

and is in Seoul for us. Thank you for your time today. We

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have obviously been talking about the tensions that are ratcheting up

:31:10.:31:12.

between US resident Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. What is

:31:13.:31:18.

your reaction, at what stage do you think we are outcome in terms of how

:31:19.:31:26.

worried we should be? We have definitely seen an escalation in the

:31:27.:31:30.

rhetoric between the US and North Korea. Frankly, we are used to

:31:31.:31:34.

hearing this rhetoric from North Korea, but what we are not used is

:31:35.:31:38.

seeing this fiery language from the US President. That has certainly

:31:39.:31:44.

raised tensions. The question is, how much are they bluffing, and how

:31:45.:31:48.

much will they be able to back down from some of these very strong and

:31:49.:31:52.

specific threats they have made? I should point out nobody in this

:31:53.:31:56.

region wants another war. But we have more than 80,000 US troops in

:31:57.:32:01.

this region. The North Korean sub tens of thousands of troops lined up

:32:02.:32:05.

on the border, and their forces ready to fire. Could there be a

:32:06.:32:10.

false move I want these military 's, which would force or trigger a

:32:11.:32:16.

military complex? -- conflict? That is what China and South Korea do not

:32:17.:32:22.

want, they bought a North Korea and have the most to lose. It is

:32:23.:32:26.

important to remember that this is somewhat seasonal and somewhat

:32:27.:32:29.

cyclical. South Koreans are not too ruffled by this. But the question

:32:30.:32:33.

is, if you keep ratcheting up attention and talk a big game, how

:32:34.:32:38.

do you back down peacefully? For all intents and purposes, Kim Jong-un is

:32:39.:32:44.

very mindful of the Indo and, being on the world stage and being

:32:45.:32:47.

recognised. How much is this about making sure that North Korea stays

:32:48.:32:51.

at the forefront of people's mines and is not forgotten or dismissed?

:32:52.:33:00.

-- minds. Extremely important to him. He takes a lot of pride in

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being such a small nation which commands the world's attention. I

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have to say, for the US President to address North Korea directly is

:33:09.:33:11.

something of a coup for Pyongyang. That is something to keep in mind.

:33:12.:33:16.

That is something that experienced leaders understand as well, so they

:33:17.:33:19.

try to limit the kind of attention they give North Korea. That said,

:33:20.:33:24.

there is no denying that the acceleration of the buildup of the

:33:25.:33:27.

nuclear weapons and blistered missile programme in North Korea

:33:28.:33:30.

needs to be addressed. -- ballistic missile. There are competing

:33:31.:33:35.

interests you. You don't want to give them more attention than they

:33:36.:33:38.

deserve, but it does deserve prompt attention. So it is a complicated

:33:39.:33:43.

dance with North Korea. Good to talk to you. Thank you.

:33:44.:33:48.

Police hunting a jogger who knocked a pedestrian into the path

:33:49.:33:51.

of a London bus, say they have received a good response

:33:52.:33:55.

to their appeal for information, and they are following up several

:33:56.:33:57.

CCTV footage of the incident on Putney Bridge, appears to show

:33:58.:34:01.

the man barging into the 33-year-old woman without warning.

:34:02.:34:04.

She escaped serious injury thanks to the quick reactions of the bus

:34:05.:34:07.

Facebook is to launch a new service that will compete with TV networks

:34:08.:34:12.

and online platforms like YouTube and Netflix.

:34:13.:34:14.

Social media users will soon see a "Watch" tab on their feeds,

:34:15.:34:18.

which will offer a range of shows, some of which have been funded

:34:19.:34:21.

It will also allow people to see what their friends are watching

:34:22.:34:25.

and start conversations with others who are interested in the same

:34:26.:34:29.

What are we going to watch together? Really, there are so many issues

:34:30.:34:41.

around about... At this stage, we are not at that stage. I will bring

:34:42.:34:45.

a list of suggestions and tomorrow so we can start planning our

:34:46.:34:48.

evenings. Some of them are purely practical things, about the ability

:34:49.:34:52.

to do those things. Others are about whether you want to do it. There are

:34:53.:34:55.

all sorts of bombs. We will talk about it later. But not online. We

:34:56.:34:58.

can think of a way. Time to talk sport. It has been so

:34:59.:35:12.

exciting. We had Isaac Makwala go it alone, just to show he was running

:35:13.:35:17.

his race. Yes, good morning. It was incredible last night. I have come

:35:18.:35:21.

up into the stands just to show you where the fans are sitting during

:35:22.:35:24.

the athletics. Because so many of the athletes have raised them.

:35:25.:35:31.

Capacity crowds here of about 60,000 for pretty much every session. They

:35:32.:35:34.

have really been getting behind the athletes. That was especially true

:35:35.:35:39.

for one athlete, Isaac Makwala, who was roared on by the crowd. What a

:35:40.:35:44.

special and emotional night it was for him. To give you some

:35:45.:35:48.

background, he was given a second chance to compete after he was one

:35:49.:35:52.

of the athletes found to be a fact to buy the stomach bug outbreak that

:35:53.:35:57.

happened here at the championships. -- affected by the stomach bug. He

:35:58.:36:02.

was removed on medical grounds. So he was given the chance to run a

:36:03.:36:06.

solo time trial in the 200 metres. He had to achieve the qualifying

:36:07.:36:09.

time. He was cheered on by the crowd. He did it, which means he has

:36:10.:36:11.

booked his place in the semifinals. Remarkably, Makwala came

:36:12.:36:18.

second in his semi-final, and just behind him in third was

:36:19.:36:20.

Britain's Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake, The 400 metre champion

:36:21.:36:23.

Wayde Van Niekerk also For Makwala though it was all

:36:24.:36:26.

about the chance to race again and show the world

:36:27.:36:31.

what he could do. I wish to thank the IAAF

:36:32.:36:33.

for giving me another chance They didn't need to believe,

:36:34.:36:36.

the crowd being British, I just want to thank

:36:37.:36:40.

this crowd, so amazing! Mo Farah will go for double gold

:36:41.:36:44.

in these Championships again after he qualified for the final

:36:45.:36:47.

of the 5,000 metres. He'll also be joined by fellow

:36:48.:36:51.

Briton Andy Butchart after he qualified as a fastest

:36:52.:36:56.

loser from the second heat. Farah is retiring from track racing

:36:57.:36:59.

at the end of these championships and says he wants

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to go out on a high. You can't dream of something

:37:04.:37:06.

unless you do something about it. I've been given a chance in life

:37:07.:37:09.

and I work hard for it and I achieve what I've achieved through hard

:37:10.:37:14.

work and keep grafting. To all the kids out there,

:37:15.:37:16.

youngsters, you can be like me and we've got to start thinking

:37:17.:37:19.

about how we can get the next-generation

:37:20.:37:22.

to leave a legacy behind. The bad weather here in London

:37:23.:37:29.

yesterday caused problems for athletes both on

:37:30.:37:31.

the track and field. Particularly hard for the long

:37:32.:37:33.

jumpers and in the women's qualifying, Lorraine Ugen

:37:34.:37:40.

was the only one of three British athletes to make it

:37:41.:37:43.

into tomorrow's final. Britain's Nick Miller

:37:44.:37:44.

is into the men's hammer final. He made the qualifying distance

:37:45.:37:47.

with his very first throw. He'll more than likely need

:37:48.:37:50.

to better his British record distance if he's to win

:37:51.:37:52.

a medal tomorrow. There was late drama

:37:53.:37:55.

in the women's 400 metres. The Bahamas runner Shaunae Miller

:37:56.:38:00.

We-Bo looked to have the race won but pulled up in the last 20 metres

:38:01.:38:04.

and finished fourth, The American Phyllis Francis won

:38:05.:38:07.

gold, her compatriot Allyson Felix Away from the athletics,

:38:08.:38:14.

England made an impressive start to their defence of

:38:15.:38:17.

the Women's Rugby World Cup, And the hosts Ireland won

:38:18.:38:20.

a nail-biting opener against They were leading by nine points

:38:21.:38:25.

after Sophie Spence's try but the Australians fought back

:38:26.:38:29.

and Ireland just clinched it, Andy Murray looks set

:38:30.:38:32.

to lose his world number one ranking after withdrawing from

:38:33.:38:42.

the Cincinnati Masters with the hip injury that hampered

:38:43.:38:48.

his Wimbledon campaign. He's also a doubt for the US Open,

:38:49.:38:49.

which starts at the end No action here this morning but

:38:50.:39:06.

preparations are already under way. The lawnmowers are out for the start

:39:07.:39:10.

of the evening session. It is the man's javelin tonight and the field

:39:11.:39:14.

will be in pristine condition for that. -- men's Javelin.

:39:15.:39:23.

So, day seven of the championships, three gold medals up for grabs,

:39:24.:39:28.

including the man's 200 metres. Let's see what is in store for us

:39:29.:39:36.

later. Britain's Laura Muir is in her second event at these

:39:37.:39:39.

championships. She finished fourth in the 1500 metres. She won the

:39:40.:39:44.

European indoor title in the 1500 and 3000 metres in March but has

:39:45.:39:48.

only run twice before in the 5000 metres distance. Britain's Lynsey

:39:49.:39:53.

Sharp will be hoping to better sixth-place finish in Rio. Also

:39:54.:39:58.

competing in this race is the Olympic 800 metre champion Caster

:39:59.:40:03.

Semenya. Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be competing

:40:04.:40:06.

in this single event, traditionally her strongest event in the

:40:07.:40:10.

heptathlon. She struggled at the weekend, which affected her chances

:40:11.:40:13.

of winning a medal. British team captain A-League oil took one of the

:40:14.:40:18.

fastest qualifying slots in the semifinals to make it through to the

:40:19.:40:22.

final. It is the fourth consecutive global final. Dina Asher-Smith

:40:23.:40:27.

breezed through her heat to qualify despite having struggled for much of

:40:28.:40:30.

the season, after breaking her foot back in February. Also through as

:40:31.:40:35.

the fastest qualifier is Bianca Williams. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake

:40:36.:40:42.

is representing Britain in the 200 metres final. He will be up against

:40:43.:40:46.

Botswana's Isaac Mcquire and South Africa's Wade Vanni Kirk. -- Issac

:40:47.:40:52.

Makwala. Al Gore served in Bill Clinton's

:40:53.:40:57.

White House for eight years before becoming an Oscar-winning

:40:58.:41:00.

documentary maker with his film about climate change,

:41:01.:41:03.

An Inconvenient Truth. It was described as a global

:41:04.:41:04.

warming wake-up call Now, he's releasing a sequel,

:41:05.:41:07.

at a time when President Trump has reset America's commitments

:41:08.:41:12.

to climate change. We'll speak to Mr Gore in a moment,

:41:13.:41:14.

but first here's a clip. Some stuff negotiations going on.

:41:15.:41:30.

What would it take to shift to renewables? I am talking about

:41:31.:41:34.

breaking the impasse. Virtually every nation in the entire world has

:41:35.:41:38.

agreed to get to zero greenhouse emissions. It is unprecedented. It

:41:39.:41:44.

is time to put America first. That includes a promise to cancel

:41:45.:41:46.

billions on climate change spending. Our plan will lend the EPA. -- end

:41:47.:41:56.

the EPA. The next generation would be justified in looking back at us

:41:57.:42:00.

and saying, what we thinking? Couldn't you hear what the

:42:01.:42:03.

scientists were seen? Couldn't you hear what Mother Nature was

:42:04.:42:04.

screaming at you? Joining us now from Central London

:42:05.:42:05.

is former US vice-president, Thank you very much the joining us.

:42:06.:42:12.

It is a pleasure having you with us on the programme. Thank you. So much

:42:13.:42:17.

to talk to you about. We were looking at your film there. Your

:42:18.:42:21.

passion for tackling climate change is unabashed. How do you feel now

:42:22.:42:26.

about hazard and Trump has made clear that the US is coming out of

:42:27.:42:30.

the Paris climate accord? -- President Trump. I was concerned

:42:31.:42:35.

when he made that announcement but I was relieved the next day when the

:42:36.:42:39.

rest of the world redoubled their commitments to the Paris agreement.

:42:40.:42:43.

And in the US, our largest states and hundreds of cities and business

:42:44.:42:47.

leaders said, we are still in the Paris agreement. It now looks as if

:42:48.:42:51.

the US is going to meet our commitments in spite of Donald

:42:52.:42:55.

Trump. How do you meet they are going to meet the commitments if

:42:56.:42:58.

they are going to pull out? I don't think they can pull out until 2019,

:42:59.:43:02.

but there are still efforts being made to withdraw the US. Yes, well,

:43:03.:43:06.

the cost of renewable energy is coming down so quickly and cost.

:43:07.:43:10.

Many cities are now shifting in the US to 100% renewable energy. The

:43:11.:43:16.

first date on which the legal withdrawal could take place, in any

:43:17.:43:19.

case, is the day after the next presidential election in 2020. More

:43:20.:43:24.

importantly, the state governments and local governments and businesses

:43:25.:43:27.

are moving forward with reductions in spite of Donald Trump. Do you

:43:28.:43:32.

know what I would love to see, and I am sure many would as well, is a

:43:33.:43:35.

conversation between you and Donald Trump. Has that happen? Is it

:43:36.:43:41.

scheduled at all? I went to see him after the election and continued my

:43:42.:43:44.

conversations with him after he went into the White House. I thought

:43:45.:43:48.

there was a chance he would come to his senses, but I was wrong. Yes, if

:43:49.:43:53.

I may, Al Gore, that is a very glib answer. People will be fascinated.

:43:54.:43:59.

One of the phrases you use a lot in the film is "Speaking truth to

:44:00.:44:04.

power". It is a great phrase and one that some people might hope Al Gore,

:44:05.:44:08.

meeting Donald Trump, that is a situation where speaking truth to

:44:09.:44:12.

power possibly might have an effect. Do you get the sense that he nods

:44:13.:44:16.

and listens and probably shakes your hand, and you talk about the old

:44:17.:44:19.

days, and then he ignores everything you said? Well, he has surrounded

:44:20.:44:26.

himself with a rogues gallery of climate deniers, controlled by the

:44:27.:44:28.

large carbon polluters. This is well known. I had reason to believe that

:44:29.:44:34.

he might stay in the Paris agreement, but I think they control

:44:35.:44:40.

his thinking on this. The truth about the climate crisis is still

:44:41.:44:43.

inconvenient for these large polluters and the politicians they

:44:44.:44:48.

control. You will excuse us for asking 12 questions about Donald

:44:49.:44:51.

Trump more generally, and you will understand the interest we have been

:44:52.:44:55.

hearing views. -- one or two questions. Once or twice in the

:44:56.:44:59.

documentary you talk about your despair, to do with issues to do

:45:00.:45:03.

with climate change. I wonder if some of that despair revolves around

:45:04.:45:07.

the President that you now have and the way that he goes about his

:45:08.:45:11.

business? What can you tell us about that?

:45:12.:45:16.

This is a challenging time for my country. Congress seemed to be fed

:45:17.:45:25.

up with him. In the next few months it may be challenging. I have no

:45:26.:45:32.

insight as to how it might come out. We will get through this and we will

:45:33.:45:36.

work around Donald Trump to solve the climate crisis. This new movie

:45:37.:45:40.

shows the solutions are advancing rapidly. Sometimes we listen

:45:41.:45:46.

carefully to what politicians say. You still are one, though not

:45:47.:45:50.

officially. From what you are saying about Donald Trump, you think there

:45:51.:45:55.

is a possibility he is in serious trouble to the point where he may no

:45:56.:46:00.

longer be president? You are seeing the same developments I am, Charlie,

:46:01.:46:07.

and I have no insight into what the special investigator is finding, but

:46:08.:46:11.

there was a predawn raid yesterday on the home of his campaign manager.

:46:12.:46:17.

We will all have to wait and see what develops and whether there is

:46:18.:46:23.

fire with all this smoke. But in the meantime, we have to move forward.

:46:24.:46:27.

All these distractions have interfered with the ability of the

:46:28.:46:30.

US to provide the kind of leadership the world has a right to expect from

:46:31.:46:37.

the US. But luckily, as I said, governors, mayors, others, they are

:46:38.:46:41.

stepping up to fill the gap and move forward without Trump. That must be

:46:42.:46:49.

very brighter -- reassuring for you. By in Donald Trump, not afraid of

:46:50.:46:58.

increasing rhetoric and escalating tensions between the US and North

:46:59.:47:05.

Korea, do you feel secure? Do you think Americans feel secure under

:47:06.:47:12.

his leadership? I think he's comments a few days ago did not help

:47:13.:47:20.

matters. -- his. But to be fed to Donald Trump, he inherited this

:47:21.:47:25.

impasse and it is difficult to solve. -- to be fair. I hope China

:47:26.:47:32.

will enforce the sanctions the UN authorised. It is a very difficult

:47:33.:47:39.

situation. I would say this. His Secretary of Defence and National

:47:40.:47:42.

Security Advisor are universally race record. There are some cool

:47:43.:47:52.

hands around him during this crisis and I hope he listens. There are

:47:53.:47:55.

criticisms he inherited it from administrations like your Roman and

:47:56.:48:02.

Bill Clinton that failed to get a grip on 03. -- your own. The Obama

:48:03.:48:10.

administration and so on as well. South Korea has a capital city just

:48:11.:48:18.

a few miles from the border, and they are our allies. It is a very

:48:19.:48:22.

difficult situation. Diplomacy is the best chance to resolve this. It

:48:23.:48:27.

has not worked for decades now and they have continued with their

:48:28.:48:36.

testing of long-range missiles and nuclear testing. I will take you

:48:37.:48:40.

back to climate change. It is a personal film. You talk about your

:48:41.:48:44.

family. Is that a driving force, thinking about the legacy, what will

:48:45.:48:49.

be left behind by your generation and others? I will also point out we

:48:50.:48:55.

are feeling the effects of the climate crisis now. You have had

:48:56.:48:58.

all-time record downpours here in the United Kingdom in the last

:48:59.:49:03.

couple of years. Just this week there were record fires and high

:49:04.:49:07.

temperatures in southern Europe. You could go right around the world.

:49:08.:49:16.

Every weather forecast is like a nature hike in the book of

:49:17.:49:21.

Revelation. Many people might not see this as a political controversy,

:49:22.:49:26.

it is about the survival of our civilisation. We have the solutions

:49:27.:49:31.

now. The movie, opening this Friday, in 300 some odd theatres in England,

:49:32.:49:38.

it everything you need to know about the crisis and the solutions to

:49:39.:49:51.

fight yes. -- solutions. How is the view in London? I am optimistic we

:49:52.:49:56.

are going to solve this climate crisis, but we need to move forward

:49:57.:50:00.

more quickly. Thank you very much, Al Gore. He has an ending passion to

:50:01.:50:16.

solve climate change -- unending. There will be some sun in the

:50:17.:50:22.

forecast. Good morning. For many of us today, the forecast is a dry one

:50:23.:50:28.

and one of sunny spells. As always, a few exceptions. Parts of the

:50:29.:50:32.

south-west of England had a lot of rain courtesy of this area of low

:50:33.:50:36.

pressure still dragging across the south-east. In the shape of showers

:50:37.:50:43.

and patchy rain and cloud, that is. We will move away. The bulk of the

:50:44.:50:49.

UK will be dry and sunny. Northern Scotland, a weather front producing

:50:50.:50:52.

more cloud, some rain and drizzle, especially in the Northern Isles.

:50:53.:50:57.

The rest of Scotland, it will be dry. Dry in southern counties of

:50:58.:51:03.

England and the Isle of Wight to be Dorset, Somerset. In the wind,

:51:04.:51:12.

pleasant. Call on the coast. Wales, a dry start. Some sunshine. Sunny

:51:13.:51:19.

spells across Northern Ireland is cloud coming our way. Dry with sunny

:51:20.:51:29.

spells. Cloud and spots of rain at times. As we come across north-east

:51:30.:51:33.

England, north-west England, dry weather and sunny spells. The same

:51:34.:51:41.

for most of the Midlands. A little bit of cloud and the odd showers the

:51:42.:51:45.

south-east to be staying dry for the athletics in London today. Highs of

:51:46.:51:52.

21 in the sun. The evening and overnight. The weather front will go

:51:53.:51:57.

away. Brightening up in the evening. Most of England and Wales will be

:51:58.:52:02.

dry. Scotland and Northern Ireland, a weather front coming our way

:52:03.:52:05.

introducing rain. Also some strengthening wind. This is the

:52:06.:52:11.

first one going south. Another one behind that. It is more week. The

:52:12.:52:17.

space between the isobars shows it will be windy. Dry and bright with

:52:18.:52:23.

sunshine. The rain is already in Northern Ireland in Scotland and it

:52:24.:52:27.

goes south. As it does that, it will start to turn more patchy in nature

:52:28.:52:32.

and it will start to bring rain to the west. This rain will not make it

:52:33.:52:38.

to the south-east until even in time. Eventually it will. Overnight,

:52:39.:52:43.

both weather fronts will go south. High pressure building in. That is

:52:44.:52:51.

it for this weekend, settled and chilly in the morning and evening

:52:52.:52:56.

with sunshine between. Saturday, showers to the north. Temperatures

:52:57.:53:01.

getting to 21. Sunday. Almost the same thing. Dry weather. Chilly in

:53:02.:53:06.

the morning and evening. Temperatures up to 21 in the

:53:07.:53:17.

sunshine. It will feel quite nice. Have you started watching Game of

:53:18.:53:23.

Thrones? No. Us either. But it is one of the most successful TV shows.

:53:24.:53:28.

You don't want to give away the plot. They have been hacked. Scripts

:53:29.:53:40.

are out. Ransoms are being required. Good morning.

:53:41.:53:44.

Game of Thrones is undoubtedly one of the most talked about shows on TV

:53:45.:53:48.

But this week it's also hit the headlines as the latest

:53:49.:53:51.

Everyone except us was talking about the seventh series. I was born to

:53:52.:54:20.

rule the seven kingdoms, and I will. Your brothers and father are gone,

:54:21.:54:25.

but yet EU stand. The last defence against the coming storm. Millions

:54:26.:54:27.

of viewers. So millions of viewers can mean

:54:28.:54:37.

millions in profits, and that's caught the eye

:54:38.:54:40.

of hackers, who stole scripts of future programmes from HBO along

:54:41.:54:43.

with sensitive data about how They've leaked some of the scripts

:54:44.:54:46.

and demanding a ransom to stop How serious an issue

:54:47.:54:50.

is it for the show, Let's speak to media analyst

:54:51.:54:53.

Richard Broughton from Ampere Good morning. Good morning. We have

:54:54.:55:00.

heard of other companies suffering these kinds of things. Sony had a

:55:01.:55:04.

huge one a few years ago. What is it about HBO and Game of Thrones that

:55:05.:55:08.

has brought this to them? They are high-profile targets in the public

:55:09.:55:11.

eye. They are making huge sums of money. HBO turns over $6 billion a

:55:12.:55:18.

year. People also want access to the show. It is known to be housed in a

:55:19.:55:26.

database for months or is in years before release. -- even. What is the

:55:27.:55:35.

big threat? Some scripts were released. The latest episode still

:55:36.:55:41.

had unbelievable viewing figures for HBO. Is it affecting the business?

:55:42.:55:55.

In terms of some of the leaks of scripts and videos for other HBO

:55:56.:55:57.

shows leaked pre-release, ultimately, they are set up well as

:55:58.:56:01.

a business to weather that. In the UK, we know HBO through Sky

:56:02.:56:09.

Atlantic. Provided people keep paying the monthly fee, it doesn't

:56:10.:56:14.

matter if one episode in one week as a drop in viewing figures.

:56:15.:56:24.

Financially, the impact of any leaked videos or scripts will be

:56:25.:56:27.

minimal. The bigger risk is the contents of leaked e-mails. At the

:56:28.:56:33.

moment, HBO is indicating it is still conducting investigation into

:56:34.:56:38.

what has been taken and how. It is not clear yet what may have been

:56:39.:56:43.

taken. Thank you very much, Richard. There you go. The viewers are not

:56:44.:56:49.

being put off by the fact the scripts are out there. When you read

:56:50.:56:54.

it on line, everyone is staying together to not reveal what is going

:56:55.:56:58.

on, which will help HBO in the short-term, but in the longer term,

:56:59.:57:02.

if it gets out there, it could cost them a bit of money is a

:57:03.:00:23.

Now, though, it's back to Naga and Charlie.

:00:24.:00:25.

Hello this is Breakfast, with Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

:00:26.:00:32.

Police defend a decision to pay a convicted paedophile ?10,000

:00:33.:00:35.

The payment was made as part of an investigation that led

:00:36.:00:39.

to the prosecution of a grooming gang operating in Newcastle.

:00:40.:00:41.

The NSPCC says it's appalled by the actions

:00:42.:00:43.

The force insists its priority was keeping children safe.

:00:44.:00:50.

The Chief Constable has told us his priority was keeping children safe.

:00:51.:00:56.

I've got to be content that what we've ended up doing

:00:57.:00:58.

here is putting dangerous men behind bars, and protecting

:00:59.:01:00.

vulnerable women and girls, that we simply wouldn't have been

:01:01.:01:03.

Good morning, it's Thursday 10th August.

:01:04.:01:15.

North Korea says its plan to fire missiles towards an American

:01:16.:01:20.

military base in the Pacific will be ready within days.

:01:21.:01:28.

Here at the London Stadium it was a magical moment for Makwala,

:01:29.:01:31.

finally allowed to race in the 200 metres, he came out of quarantine

:01:32.:01:34.

and stormed his way into tonight's showpiece.

:01:35.:01:39.

Co-op Bank is still making a loss and losing customers.

:01:40.:01:42.

I'll have more on what's going wrong at the troubled bank.

:01:43.:01:52.

Michael Pailin tells Breakfast why he is backing a new campaign to get

:01:53.:01:58.

more support for the children of prison inmates.

:01:59.:02:02.

Naga was among the contestants tangoing their way around

:02:03.:02:04.

the Strictly dance floor last time around.

:02:05.:02:05.

But who will be trying to take the title when the series

:02:06.:02:08.

We'll reveal the fourth member of the 2017 line up when they join

:02:09.:02:12.

Good morning. Today we are looking at a largely dry day with sunshine.

:02:13.:02:30.

It'll feel pleasant in the sunshine. However we've got some showers to

:02:31.:02:35.

get rid of, first of all across south-east England. Also cloud

:02:36.:02:39.

across northern Scotland with some spots of rain. More in 15 minutes.

:02:40.:02:42.

Northumbria Police has defended paying ?10,000 to a convicted child

:02:43.:02:47.

rapist to gather information in an abuse investigation.

:02:48.:02:49.

The force has stood by its actions after 17 mostly Asian men and one

:02:50.:02:52.

woman were convicted of grooming vulnerable girls in Newcastle.

:02:53.:02:54.

Critics said it could have put victims at greater risk.

:02:55.:02:57.

The faces of just some of those who abused young women

:02:58.:03:07.

Vulnerable girls were given drinks and drugs and passed around for sex.

:03:08.:03:18.

The gang was caught in one of the biggest child abuse

:03:19.:03:20.

investigations the North of England has seen.

:03:21.:03:24.

But now there are questions, outrage even, over some

:03:25.:03:27.

Was it right to pay a convicted child rapist ?10,000

:03:28.:03:35.

We don't support the police in doing this. We think it was a misguided

:03:36.:03:50.

action, putting a person who had eight track record of abusing girls

:03:51.:03:55.

into a situation with other vulnerable girls and perpetrators,

:03:56.:03:57.

and then paying them for the privilege of doing that. Northumbria

:03:58.:04:07.

Police has strongly defended the payment. It's surprising and

:04:08.:04:11.

disappointing for the NSPCC to adopt the stance they have. This is an ill

:04:12.:04:16.

informed position they have taken. The fact is we absolutely do not

:04:17.:04:27.

plant XY the informant in the midst of vulnerable girls, that did not

:04:28.:04:31.

happen. The force says this information to get convictions and

:04:32.:04:36.

stopped other girls being abused. Northumbria's Police Commissioner

:04:37.:04:40.

says she was uneasy about paying a rapist but ultimately she satisfied

:04:41.:04:45.

everything was done properly. These are complex cases and difficult

:04:46.:04:48.

judgments have to be made. Dan Johnson, BBC News.

:04:49.:04:51.

We're joined now by Alison Freeman, who is at Northumbria Police's

:04:52.:04:53.

The Chief Constable is criticising the NSPCC in turn for what he said

:04:54.:05:05.

and he's been categorical and still defending the way they went about

:05:06.:05:07.

this investigation. Yes, it's been a very robust

:05:08.:05:16.

defence. The Chief Constable saying you have to bear in mind that they

:05:17.:05:20.

used this informant as a starting point. He wasn't tasked with going

:05:21.:05:25.

to parties. If he had been there when any abuse was taking place he

:05:26.:05:28.

would have ended up in the dock as a defendant or have had to give

:05:29.:05:33.

evidence against the other defendants. He said he found vital

:05:34.:05:38.

evidence that could not have been got from anywhere else. He was able

:05:39.:05:42.

to give names, addresses, details about cars, whether they were

:05:43.:05:45.

dealing drugs or not. He said there was a possibility of doing it

:05:46.:05:49.

another way but it would have taken much longer. During that time, more

:05:50.:05:54.

young women could have ended up becoming victims. He said it was a

:05:55.:05:57.

moral question and he still thinks they made the right decision using

:05:58.:06:02.

that informant. As a result of the initial complaints at the end of

:06:03.:06:08.

2013, Northumbria Police carried out the largest investigation they say

:06:09.:06:11.

they've ever carried out. They say they've spoken to more than 700

:06:12.:06:16.

women who were potential victims, they've arrested more than 460 men

:06:17.:06:22.

in that time. The investigation is still very much on going. He said

:06:23.:06:27.

it's also led to a cultural shift in the way the force deals with these

:06:28.:06:31.

type of crimes. One officer was sacked for failing to do his duties

:06:32.:06:34.

in terms of investigating one of the suspects. There is now going to be a

:06:35.:06:40.

safeguarding reviewed to see if anything could have been done to try

:06:41.:06:43.

to help these young women and girls any sooner. Thank you.

:06:44.:06:46.

North Korea has dismissed President Trump's warnings that it

:06:47.:06:49.

will face the "fire and fury" of the United States

:06:50.:06:51.

as "a load of nonsense" - in the latest escalation of tension

:06:52.:06:54.

North Korea has said it was drawing up plans to launch four ballistic

:06:55.:06:58.

missiles towards the sea - off the coast of Guam,

:06:59.:07:01.

a US territory and a major strategic hub in the South Pacific.

:07:02.:07:07.

Earlier on Breakfast Al Gore told us that the stand-off with North Korea

:07:08.:07:17.

existed long before Trump's presidency began. To be fair to

:07:18.:07:21.

Donald Trump, he'd inherited this. It's a very difficult one to solve.

:07:22.:07:27.

He did achieve a unanimous Security Council resolution earlier in the

:07:28.:07:33.

week. I hope China will follow up by in forcing the sanctions the United

:07:34.:07:37.

Nations authorised. It's a very difficult situation. I would say

:07:38.:07:41.

this, his secretary of defence and national security adviser are

:07:42.:07:47.

universally respected. There are some cool hands around him and I

:07:48.:07:54.

hope he listens to them. Our correspondent joins us.

:07:55.:07:56.

Our correspondent Yogita Limaye is in Seoul this morning.

:07:57.:08:01.

Cool hands but the hotheads and hot language between him and Kim Jong-Un

:08:02.:08:07.

are obviously at the front of people's minds. That's right. What

:08:08.:08:12.

analysts say is that every year in August when the US and South Korean

:08:13.:08:17.

forces are about to conduct military training exercises and joint drills,

:08:18.:08:23.

you hear this sharp language coming from Pyongyang. This year you also

:08:24.:08:27.

have a US president making aggressive remarks. As far as this

:08:28.:08:31.

country is concerned, South Korea, it has made them nervous to an

:08:32.:08:37.

extent. There is a niche meeting of the National Security Council that

:08:38.:08:40.

started an hour ago and we are hoping to hear from that scene. We

:08:41.:08:44.

also heard a military spokesperson saying earlier in the day that this

:08:45.:08:47.

country is sending a stern warning to North Korea but if there is any

:08:48.:08:53.

provocation there will be a strong response from US and South Korean

:08:54.:08:58.

forces. This country adopts two tracks in dealing with Pyongyang. It

:08:59.:09:02.

ramps up its defence on the one hand. On the other hand it also says

:09:03.:09:06.

it's open to talks. That is an offer that has been reiterated by the

:09:07.:09:11.

country's Foreign Ministry today. It was an offer first made in July.

:09:12.:09:13.

Thank you. Miscarriages and birth defects could

:09:14.:09:26.

be significant reduced if women take vitamin tea supplements. Researchers

:09:27.:09:31.

in Sydney vitamin can prevent babies organs developing correctly. They

:09:32.:09:39.

say it will transform the way mothers to be are cared for.

:09:40.:09:42.

The Botswanan athlete, Isaac Makwala has qualified

:09:43.:09:44.

for the final of the World Athletics 200m - after running his heat

:09:45.:09:47.

He was unable to take part in the heats on Monday night,

:09:48.:09:59.

because the athletics authorities said he had the norovirus.

:10:00.:10:02.

Meanwhile, Mo Farah qualified for the 5,000m final.

:10:03.:10:04.

24 hours ago his dream seemed dashed, tonight

:10:05.:10:10.

Isaac Makwala's remarkable evening began with a race against the clock

:10:11.:10:22.

after the athletics authorities said he could finally run his 200 metres

:10:23.:10:25.

After meeting his qualifying time he hardly seemed to be suffering.

:10:26.:10:32.

And barely two hours later he roared through on the inside to reach

:10:33.:10:35.

the final with Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake also through.

:10:36.:10:39.

Afterwards Makwala thanked the authorities for his chance

:10:40.:10:44.

but said the crowd also inspired him.

:10:45.:10:46.

I want to thank the IAAF for giving me another chance

:10:47.:10:49.

They didn't need to believe, the crowd being British,

:10:50.:10:53.

I just want to thank this crowd, so amazing!

:10:54.:11:02.

Also a good evening for Sir Mo Farah as he is through his 5000 metres

:11:03.:11:06.

He'll be joined in Saturday's final by fellow Briton Andrew Prichard.

:11:07.:11:12.

But tonight, the focus here will be on the men's 200 metres and four

:11:13.:11:16.

Isaac Makwala, after an extraordinary few days,

:11:17.:11:17.

there just might be a fairy tale finish.

:11:18.:11:24.

Andy Swiss, BBC News, at the London Stadium.

:11:25.:11:32.

The Chief Constable of Northumbria Police has

:11:33.:11:35.

defended his force's decision to pay a registered sex offender

:11:36.:11:37.

to act as an informant in a child grooming investigation.

:11:38.:11:40.

Yesterday, 18 people were convicted of systematically abusing vulnerable

:11:41.:11:45.

girls in Newcastle as part of that investigation.

:11:46.:11:51.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman spoke to Breakfast an hour ago.

:11:52.:11:56.

He challenged the NSPCC's criticism of the case. The fact of the matter

:11:57.:12:07.

is, we didn't plant XY the informant in the midst of vulnerable women and

:12:08.:12:14.

girls. That did not happen. He wasn't tasked to go to these parties

:12:15.:12:18.

or sessions as they were referred to in the trial. There is no evidence

:12:19.:12:22.

he did that. If you look in detail at the Judge's assessment and his

:12:23.:12:28.

ruling and legal finding, there is no evidence whatsoever that he was

:12:29.:12:33.

involved or engaged in offending against these victims or anybody

:12:34.:12:36.

else. It does beggar belief, it didn't happen. Is it true you or

:12:37.:12:45.

informers handlers asked him to take from rubble children to parties? --

:12:46.:12:54.

vulnerable children. I can't go into the detail of what we did or didn't

:12:55.:12:58.

do with deployments. What I can say is that we didn't tasked him to go

:12:59.:13:03.

to parties with vulnerable women and girls. That didn't happen. We are

:13:04.:13:08.

very specific about that. I think there has been a drawing away from

:13:09.:13:13.

the central point, that the use of the informant was principally about

:13:14.:13:17.

finding out who might be involved, the cars they were driving, the

:13:18.:13:21.

addresses they were living at, who might be using or supplying drugs.

:13:22.:13:26.

It's very much the case this is the starting point for an investigation.

:13:27.:13:31.

It never resulted in XY being exposed offending. Had it done so

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that there would have been one of two outcomes. He would either have

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been giving evidence against the people convicted, which he didn't,

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or he would have been in the dock alongside them, which he wasn't.

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This was the gathering of information that we couldn't get

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from any other source. Things like where are they, who are they, what

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car that they driving. It's nothing to do with him being placed close to

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vulnerable women and girls. Many of those who made comments on the way

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you conducted the investigation have said that what they are confused by

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is that the police's first responsibility is surely in these

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situations is to safeguard the children. What appears to have

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happened is you prioritised gathering evidence over quite a long

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period of time, whilst knowing children were being abused.

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No, Charlie, that is really not true.

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Our primary role is to protect, it is to preserve life

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Many years ago, a more esteemed police officer they myself

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said the primary object of a efficient police force

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This was about the protection of vulnerable people from harm.

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It is a challenging moral dilemma that we were faced with,

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that I was faced with, that the officers involved

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had to contend with and wrestle with

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But I have to be content that what we ended up doing here

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was putting dangerous men behind bars in protecting

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vulnerable women and girls, and that we simply wouldn't have

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been able to do that if we didn't have that jumping off point

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that we got from an informant who was able to tell us

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who was involved, where they were likely to be,

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the cars they were driving and the people they were associating with.

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And that was Northumbria Police's Chief Constable.

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Former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal, who was instrumental in convicting

:15:31.:15:33.

the Rochdale grooming gang, joins us now.

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Good morning. You have an understanding of what Northumbria

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Police was dealing with when it comes to this gang, that was a very

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robust and there is justification of the tactics that were used there.

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Using a convicted paedophile to go undercover, paying him ?10,000,

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using evidence to convince 17 man and a woman of grooming a gang of

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young women. Your opinion on the tactics used? First, the good news,

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we have brought that the traders to justice, and the victims have been

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given justice. The bad news, I think, is the decision-making in

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this case, and I don't know the inns and outs, and even the chief

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prosecutor did not know about the presence of this paid informant

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until very late on. My concerns are around how you manage the risk. It

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would never have occurred to me, when I dealt with Rochdale, and I

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lead nationally on these cases, there are so many other options, and

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I would like to know what other options were considered. Putting a

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predator, you know, I think we all appreciate, more than anybody else,

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that you should use informants when you are tackling organised crime,

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because they have credibility. When it comes to child sexual abuse, I

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prosecute them in their 70s and 80s, they don't change their behaviour,

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so putting a predator with other predators in the company of their

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prey is really dangerous, and I can't think how you could manage

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that risk. You are not there to protect them in real-time, and that

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is the issue for me, why that happened. To be fair, he made clear

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in the interview that this convicted paedophile was not put in those

:17:12.:17:15.

situations. He said he didn't ask him, so he didn't tell them to do

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that. Listen to the words. The Chief Constable says, we received the

:17:21.:17:25.

information from him, and we paid him to carry on collecting. We

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didn't ask him to go to these parties. He clearly did, I mean when

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he gave evidence before the judge a couple of years ago, key did say

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that he went to further parties, as he calls them, and saw what was

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happening and left, as he said it. The judge said he was totally

:17:41.:17:45.

dishonest, unreliable, and he decided that the prosecution could

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not rely upon his evidence at all. It needs to be said, how do you

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manage that risk? I can't think of how you can manage that risk. I

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would ask what other options are available. The Chief Constable laid

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out very clearly, during the course of an investigation, you have access

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to someone who could give you what they considered to be hugely

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important information - he is a convicted child rapist, can you say

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categorically that you would not do that if you thought that was the

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avenue to get there two he is quicker than waiting for other

:18:20.:18:23.

informants to come forward? Well, we don't know that. It is the position

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he outlined. I would happily receive his information and advice the

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officers to say, thank you very much indeed, we don't need any more from

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you, now it is our turn to investigate this matter. We have

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used other options across the country, surveillance, technology,

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you don't have to have him in the room, you can have listening devices

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in the room, in cars, and undercover officers. We are viewed them

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frequently, and we continue to use them frequently. When I was the

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first contact for the paedophile unit at Scotland Yard, I met the

:18:57.:19:00.

brilliant undercover officers, I could not do their job. My concern

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is that I do not know what options were considered before they ask this

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individual to do this. Were undercover officers available for

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this? Because this was specific, 17 Asian men and a woman were convicted

:19:13.:19:16.

from Newcastle, so the basic question, is there a profile that

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would fit? That is an interesting question, one I have been thinking

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about for the last three or four macro hours. We haven't had a major

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increase in undercover offices in our country, we are asking more of

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them, we are dealing with terrorism, extremism, harmful practices in

:19:36.:19:38.

certain communities. Was there someone from a minority background

:19:39.:19:43.

available, and if not, maybe this is why this particular individual was

:19:44.:19:46.

so attractive. The point is, I don't know the answer that question, but I

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would not have put this individual into the position that he was put

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in, and as we discovered, the judge would not allow his evidence to be

:19:56.:19:58.

used. An undercover officer, we could have used this evidence. As it

:19:59.:20:04.

happens, we relied on the victims to obtain these convictions, and we

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could have had more evidence. As I said to you, I am second guessing, I

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don't know what the decision-making was. But it is important to have

:20:11.:20:14.

some understanding of what other options were considered. Nazir

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Afzal, thank you very much for your time, a former chief

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prosecutor. Let's find out what is happening

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with the weather. A chilly start for some of us this

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morning, temperatures are now rising, and for many a day of sunny

:20:34.:20:38.

spells and mostly dry. Across south-east England, the jags of

:20:39.:20:41.

yesterday's rain will continue to push away with a few showers

:20:42.:20:45.

following behind this afternoon, and across northern Scotland and other

:20:46.:20:48.

weather front is producing a fair bit of cloud, some patchy rain and

:20:49.:20:52.

some drizzle, more especially across the Northern Isles. You can see in

:20:53.:20:57.

between, all this dry weather and a fair bit of sunshine. Even as we

:20:58.:21:01.

head through the course of the afternoon, we hang on to a fair bit

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of sunshine across the bulk of the UK. That can be said from the

:21:05.:21:10.

Midlands, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Gloucestershire, down through

:21:11.:21:12.

Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and the Channel

:21:13.:21:17.

Islands. For Wales, you off to a bright start that will continue

:21:18.:21:21.

through the day with some sunshine, healing very nice in gentle breezes.

:21:22.:21:26.

Northern Ireland has sunny spells, areas of cloud at times, but equally

:21:27.:21:31.

some sunshine too. Northern Scotland hanging on to more cloud courtesy of

:21:32.:21:35.

that weather front with patchy light rain, but mainland Scotland largely

:21:36.:21:39.

dry with sunshine. Northern England dry with some sunshine, through the

:21:40.:21:43.

Midlands a similar story. East Anglia, heading down towards Surrey

:21:44.:21:46.

and Sussex, a wee bit more cloud with just the risk of a shower. It

:21:47.:21:52.

should stay dry for the athletics in London, temperatures up to 20, maybe

:21:53.:22:00.

21 in the afternoon sunshine. Through the well, most of us will

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start and a dry not, early evening sunshine, but then a weather front

:22:04.:22:09.

arrives across northern Scotland, and whooping southeastwards it will

:22:10.:22:12.

take this rain with it, the wind strengthening. Temperatures are

:22:13.:22:14.

indicative of towns and cities, a little bit lower in the countryside.

:22:15.:22:21.

Tomorrow, that weather front, this one is a weak Bicik coming in behind

:22:22.:22:29.

it, and you can see the isobars. Quite windy in the north-west. We

:22:30.:22:33.

will start off dry in central and eastern parts, but as the weather

:22:34.:22:37.

front sinks southwards, the cloud will build. The rain will not get

:22:38.:22:41.

into the far south-east until later in the evening, and the heaviest

:22:42.:22:45.

rain will be in western areas, anywhere with a bit of height.

:22:46.:22:50.

Through Friday night, there go both weather fronts crossing us, patchy

:22:51.:22:54.

rain, then this ridge of high pressure building, settling the

:22:55.:22:57.

weather down for the weekend. Not just Saturday - this may look gloomy

:22:58.:23:06.

and that it is going to be. -- gloomier than it is going to be.

:23:07.:23:11.

Some showers in the Highlands, but most of us will miss them all

:23:12.:23:15.

together. A chilly evening on Saturday, chilly start to the day on

:23:16.:23:20.

Sunday, but a lot of dry weather, just a few showers, up to 21

:23:21.:23:24.

Celsius, and again chilly in the evening, but we will not talk about

:23:25.:23:26.

Monday just yet! What is going to be happening?

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It is looking like it will be turning a wee bit more unsettled

:23:35.:23:35.

again. Michael Palin has told us that more

:23:36.:23:43.

needs to be done to support the families of prisoners. New research

:23:44.:23:47.

published today shows that prisoners who receive visits from family

:23:48.:23:51.

members during their time inside 40% less to reoffend.

:23:52.:24:12.

Michael Palin is a household name and Kyra is the 12-year-old

:24:13.:24:15.

stepdaughter of a convicted criminal.

:24:16.:24:16.

They are here to create an animation of Kyra's story

:24:17.:24:18.

for the prisoner family support group, PACT.

:24:19.:24:20.

The film you are about to watch tells the story of Kyra.

:24:21.:24:23.

The film tells the story of her stepdad's conviction,

:24:24.:24:25.

how at first she didn't know he was in jail, how much it helped

:24:26.:24:28.

to visit, and how much it hurt when he was eventually moved away.

:24:29.:24:31.

There's some bits I want to talk to him about, but I can't,

:24:32.:24:35.

because I can't really choose when I want to call him,

:24:36.:24:37.

when I want to meet up with him, when I want to go on a visit,

:24:38.:24:41.

so it is really hard. Do you miss him?

:24:42.:24:43.

Today a report commissioned by the Ministry of Justice

:24:44.:24:46.

highlights how important the link between prisoners

:24:47.:24:48.

Inmates who receive family visits are, the report says,

:24:49.:24:53.

I love the question mark on their little noses.

:24:54.:25:01.

all issues Michael Palin has long felt strongly about.

:25:02.:25:08.

From what one reads in the press, prison numbers are higher than ever,

:25:09.:25:13.

people just talk about keeping the lid on,

:25:14.:25:15.

rather than being able to do any decent work

:25:16.:25:17.

in helping these people to improve their lives afterwards.

:25:18.:25:19.

There is no point sending someone out into the world

:25:20.:25:23.

if they are going to just do the same again.

:25:24.:25:27.

There has to be some change, either inside or with the family.

:25:28.:25:32.

The reality of the Prison Service right now is this -

:25:33.:25:35.

funding and staffing levels down, serious assaults and drug use up,

:25:36.:25:38.

a prison population which has almost doubled in 25 years,

:25:39.:25:40.

reoffending rates which stubbornly hover around the 25% mark.

:25:41.:25:49.

Children of prisoners have three times the incidence

:25:50.:25:53.

of mental-health issues, much likely to suffer poverty,

:25:54.:25:55.

One study said six out of ten boys with a father in prison are likely

:25:56.:26:03.

to go to prison themselves in later life.

:26:04.:26:06.

The Ministry of Justice told us this...

:26:07.:26:21.

Kyra, still a long way from her stepfather,

:26:22.:26:23.

Kind of upset, it gets me wondering sometimes.

:26:24.:26:30.

How he is doing? Yeah, if he is fine and if he is OK.

:26:31.:26:34.

Do you know when you are going to see him? No.

:26:35.:26:40.

is clearly something that is important to children like Kyra.

:26:41.:26:46.

The report says it is important to prisoners too.

:26:47.:26:48.

When I saw my stepdad, I was so happy.

:26:49.:26:53.

It's not about being soft on prisoners.

:26:54.:26:54.

It's about a calculated social and economic benefit.

:26:55.:26:59.

Because if report recommendations help bring down reoffending rates,

:27:00.:27:03.

they also help bring down the ?15 billion annual cost

:27:04.:27:05.

We are building up to that moment, the Strictly season, we have the

:27:06.:27:25.

fourth contestant to be revealed here on Breakfast. But now it is

:27:26.:27:26.

time to get the news where you are Hello, this is Breakfast with

:27:27.:30:50.

Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt. Northumbria Police has denied

:30:51.:31:06.

vulnerable women and children were put at risk by the use

:31:07.:31:08.

of a convicted child rapist to gather information

:31:09.:31:11.

in an abuse investigation. Speaking to Breakfast this morning,

:31:12.:31:13.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman said that while paying ?10,000

:31:14.:31:15.

to the registered sex offender was a difficult decision

:31:16.:31:17.

for some to understand, not using the informant could have

:31:18.:31:20.

meant victims were subjected The time that we registered him, we

:31:21.:31:33.

had no idea about the sort of information he would give us and

:31:34.:31:36.

whether or not we could get it from elsewhere, so you have a suspicion,

:31:37.:31:40.

it is a jump off point for an investigation and it leads you to

:31:41.:31:44.

evidence. Yes, you might have got that evidence through other means

:31:45.:31:47.

but it could have taken a whole lot longer and that in itself would have

:31:48.:31:51.

exposed vulnerable women and girls, given the scale of this, to an

:31:52.:31:54.

unacceptable level of risk. North Korea has dismissed

:31:55.:31:56.

President Trump's warnings that it will face the "fire and fury"

:31:57.:31:59.

of the United States as "a load of nonsense"

:32:00.:32:01.

in the latest escalation of tension North Korea has said it was drawing

:32:02.:32:04.

up plans to launch four ballistic missiles towards the sea off

:32:05.:32:09.

the coast of Guam, a US territory and a major strategic hub

:32:10.:32:11.

in the South Pacific. Police are searching

:32:12.:32:19.

for the murderer of an 83-year-old dog walker whose body was found last

:32:20.:32:21.

Saturday in Norfolk. Peter Wrighton was

:32:22.:32:23.

stabbed several times. His family described him

:32:24.:32:25.

as 'immensely kind'. Our report Katherine

:32:26.:32:26.

Nash is in Norfolk. Day five of this investigation, this

:32:27.:32:39.

murder investigation. What do we know?

:32:40.:32:45.

Well, it is, as you say, day five of the investigation, there is still a

:32:46.:32:48.

strong police presence here in East Harling after a man in his 80s who

:32:49.:32:52.

was out walking his dogs was stabbed to death in woodland about one mile

:32:53.:32:56.

down the track just behind me. Yesterday police named that man as

:32:57.:33:01.

83-year-old Peter Righton, they say he is a family man and tributes were

:33:02.:33:05.

paid to him yesterday, saying he was a loving man and his family say that

:33:06.:33:07.

when they think of Peter they think of him in a fond and

:33:08.:33:25.

loving way. In terms of that investigation, very much underway

:33:26.:33:27.

here in East Harling, police are keen that members of the public get

:33:28.:33:29.

involved with this, they are asking for any CCTV images or dashcam

:33:30.:33:32.

footage that was taken around the time of Peter's murder last Saturday

:33:33.:33:34.

morning, anyone with anything like that to get in touch with them. They

:33:35.:33:37.

have even set up a police mobile unit, situated just down the lane

:33:38.:33:41.

behind me, they are asking people to come and talk to them, tell them if

:33:42.:33:45.

they saw anything suspicious in the area at that time. Crimestoppers

:33:46.:33:52.

have issued their number, that is 0800 555111, and detectives really

:33:53.:33:57.

do feel that the key to this murder and finding the person responsible

:33:58.:34:01.

lies within the local community. Thanks very much.

:34:02.:34:09.

Miscarriages and birth defects could be significantly reduced if women

:34:10.:34:16.

take vitamin B3 supplements. Researchers in Sydney police it

:34:17.:34:22.

could stop the baby's organ is incorrectly in the womb. It has been

:34:23.:34:27.

called a significant development in pregnancy research and will

:34:28.:34:29.

transform the way mothers are cared for.

:34:30.:34:31.

Police hunting a jogger who knocked a pedestrian

:34:32.:34:33.

into the path of a London bus, say they have received

:34:34.:34:36.

a good response to their appeal for information,

:34:37.:34:38.

and they are following up several lines of enquiry.

:34:39.:34:40.

CCTV footage of the incident on Putney Bridge appears to show

:34:41.:34:43.

the man barging into the 33-year-old woman without warning.

:34:44.:34:46.

She escaped serious injury thanks to the quick reactions

:34:47.:34:50.

Police are appealing for information about this man.

:34:51.:35:07.

It is clearly time now to seek a balloon type thing that looks a bit

:35:08.:35:11.

like Donald Trump. If you have not been on social

:35:12.:35:14.

media, this is what we are talking about.

:35:15.:35:17.

A huge Donald Trump chicken, with a perfect quiff

:35:18.:35:28.

of golden hair - and it says it has little hands that

:35:29.:35:30.

It popped up outside the White House in protest to his leadership.

:35:31.:35:35.

So maybe he has not had the pleasure of seeing it, or maybe somebody has

:35:36.:35:44.

pointed it out online. It looks like quite an angry little

:35:45.:35:50.

chicken. Not so little, actually! Any thoughts on the giant chicken,

:35:51.:35:54.

Sean? Mr Trump is quite big on social

:35:55.:35:58.

media, I think you probably would have spotted it, even if he had

:35:59.:36:01.

tried to avoid it. What are you talking about today?

:36:02.:36:06.

Not Donald Trump and chickens, but banks and Facebook.

:36:07.:36:08.

The Co-operative Bank has said this morning that it is still losing

:36:09.:36:11.

money and still losing customers, but not quite as badly

:36:12.:36:13.

The bank recently agreed a rescue deal to stop it being wound-up,

:36:14.:36:19.

and the Co-op Group are set to have only a very small

:36:20.:36:22.

A mixed bag when it comes to house prices.

:36:23.:36:35.

House prices are barely moving as price growth is slowing,

:36:36.:36:38.

according to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

:36:39.:36:40.

A slowdown in the housing market is spreading from London to other

:36:41.:36:43.

In other parts of the country prices are generally on the rise.

:36:44.:36:49.

Facebook is to launch a new service that will compete with TV networks

:36:50.:36:52.

and online platforms like YouTube and Netflix.

:36:53.:36:55.

Users will soon see a "Watch" tab on their feeds,

:36:56.:37:00.

which will offer a range of shows, some of which have been paid for

:37:01.:37:04.

It will also allow people to see what their friends are watching

:37:05.:37:08.

Have a bit of a chat. We are ready.

:37:09.:37:19.

You are going to set up the chat for us, Charlie will provide the

:37:20.:37:21.

popcorn. Let's see what he makes Enders.

:37:22.:37:26.

The thing is, we talked about the practical flaws earlier on, but if

:37:27.:37:32.

we wanted to do that we could always sit down together and watch

:37:33.:37:37.

something, which would be an alternative!

:37:38.:37:39.

We can come round. Is that what you are proposing?

:37:40.:37:45.

It is something we could do. I am happy to have an evening around

:37:46.:37:50.

Charlie's, Ayew, Sean? We will put it in!

:37:51.:38:02.

So much going on with the athletics, we had Isaac Makwala doing well in

:38:03.:38:08.

qualifying and the amazing guests there as well.

:38:09.:38:14.

Yes, such an unusual day yesterday, completely remarkable, emotional and

:38:15.:38:17.

special for one athlete in particular, as you say, Isaac

:38:18.:38:20.

Makwala, because he was given this quite remarkable second chance to

:38:21.:38:24.

compete after thinking that his World Championships were over. To

:38:25.:38:27.

give you some background on this, he was one of a number of athletes

:38:28.:38:32.

affected by this sickness bug that is affecting a group of athletes,

:38:33.:38:37.

coaching staff and support staff at these World Athletics Championships,

:38:38.:38:42.

so he was removed from competing on medical grounds, but the IAAF were

:38:43.:38:47.

able to give him the chance to run solo time trial in the 200 metres,

:38:48.:38:52.

and he had to achieve this qualifying time. He was bored on by

:38:53.:38:55.

the crowd, you've reached that time and took his place in the

:38:56.:39:00.

semifinals. He then came second in the semifinal just behind him in

:39:01.:39:06.

third was Britain's Nathanial Mitchell Blake who also made the

:39:07.:39:11.

final. The 400 we to champion also secured a place. But for Makwala it

:39:12.:39:14.

was all about the chance to race again and show the world what he

:39:15.:39:16.

could do. I wish to thank the IAAF are giving

:39:17.:39:25.

me another chance. The crowd dared me to believe. I just want to thank

:39:26.:39:29.

this crowd. So amazing. Mo Farah will go for double gold

:39:30.:39:33.

in these Championships again after he qualified for the final

:39:34.:39:35.

of the 5000 metres. He'll also be joined by fellow

:39:36.:39:38.

Briton Andy Butchart after he qualified as a fastest

:39:39.:39:41.

loser from the second heat. Farah is retiring from track racing

:39:42.:39:43.

at the end of these championships and says he wants to go out

:39:44.:39:46.

on a high. You can't dream of something unless

:39:47.:39:59.

you do something about it and I have been given a chance in life, I work

:40:00.:40:04.

hard for it and I achieved what I achieved through hard work and I

:40:05.:40:08.

keep grafting and all the kids out there, youngsters, you can be like

:40:09.:40:11.

me and we've got to start thinking about how we can get the next

:40:12.:40:14.

generation and leave this legacy behind.

:40:15.:40:16.

The bad weather here in London yesterday caused

:40:17.:40:18.

problems for athletes both on the track and field.

:40:19.:40:21.

Particularly hard for the long jumpers and in the women's

:40:22.:40:25.

qualifying, Lorraine Ugen was the only one of three

:40:26.:40:27.

British athletes to make it into tomorrow's final.

:40:28.:40:32.

Away from the athletics, England made an impressive

:40:33.:40:34.

start to their defence of the Women's Rugby World Cup,

:40:35.:40:40.

And the hosts Ireland won a nail-biting opener

:40:41.:40:45.

They were leading by nine points after Sophie Spence's try

:40:46.:40:50.

but the Australians fought back and Ireland just

:40:51.:40:52.

And Rory McIlory says he has nothing to prove ahead of the US PGA

:40:53.:41:03.

Championship which starts this evening in North Carolina.

:41:04.:41:05.

He's among a top-class field, trying to stop the American Jordan Spieth

:41:06.:41:08.

becoming the youngest player to complete a career grand slam.

:41:09.:41:14.

You can follow it across the BBC, including live coverage via the red

:41:15.:41:17.

button from 6pm and on BBC Two from 11.15.

:41:18.:41:24.

Back here at the world athletics, I am delighted to say I am joined by

:41:25.:41:34.

Denise Lewis, the Olympic heptathlon champion from Sydney 2000. A

:41:35.:41:37.

pleasure to have you with us. You probably heard me saying, most of

:41:38.:41:40.

the talking point over the last few days has been around Isaac Makwala,

:41:41.:41:44.

he has been through so much, we saw the remarkable scenes of him running

:41:45.:41:49.

the solo time trial. Do you think you will still be able to compete

:41:50.:41:52.

for medals considering all he has been filling the last few days?

:41:53.:41:58.

Absolutely do, he is coming to these championships in the shape of his

:41:59.:42:02.

life, running really well on the Diamond league circuit, he is ready.

:42:03.:42:07.

Yesterday he proved he is mentally tough as well, those press ups were

:42:08.:42:11.

incredible at the end of his time trial and! Which, at the condition

:42:12.:42:15.

to brand them in, it was sensational. I read somewhere that

:42:16.:42:20.

someone in the media described his performance also like Lazarus and

:42:21.:42:27.

yes, it was, he has been sick but he missed the opportunity in the 400,

:42:28.:42:31.

how poetic it would be if he was to come through this. We also saw Mo

:42:32.:42:35.

Farah on the track last night, he is on course to do his double gold. We

:42:36.:42:41.

were not sure how much that 10,000 metres took out of him, he had blood

:42:42.:42:45.

on his legs afterwards, he got spiked, do you think he is all

:42:46.:42:48.

right, do you think you looked good in the 5000 metre heat? We have seen

:42:49.:42:59.

him in this condition before after a 10,000 metres where he looks not

:43:00.:43:01.

fantastic but does enough to qualify, because he knows he needs

:43:02.:43:04.

the recovery and Mo Farah, more than any athlete in these championships,

:43:05.:43:07.

has the best recovery system in this place, it is tried and tested and he

:43:08.:43:12.

will look like a different, fresh Mo Farah in a couple of days, he will

:43:13.:43:17.

have a 60,000 strong support here in the stadium. British fans will also

:43:18.:43:21.

be cheering the likes of Katarina Johnson-Thompson who goes in the

:43:22.:43:24.

high jump qualifying, it is her strongest event but went wrong for

:43:25.:43:28.

her in the heptathlon. Can she turn it around? I hope so, she is a good

:43:29.:43:35.

high-jumper, she holds a British record of 1.90 eight. I think she

:43:36.:43:40.

had a blip, maybe she over thought it in the heptathlon, did not quite

:43:41.:43:44.

get it together. But I think she will be fine tonight. We also have

:43:45.:43:51.

Morgan Lake, another heptathlete, which is great, also going. There is

:43:52.:43:55.

a great chance for them, fingers crossed. We went into these

:43:56.:43:59.

championships, the British team, with high medal hopes, six to eight

:44:00.:44:04.

was the target, Day seven, are you worried the British team will not

:44:05.:44:08.

quite reach the target? Unless there is a miracle I don't think they will

:44:09.:44:13.

reach their target. We have got a big team but also of the beyond team

:44:14.:44:18.

using some of this as experience. But I know the athletes will be

:44:19.:44:22.

disappointed, we have had really good form places, some good --

:44:23.:44:28.

really good fourth places, some good finishes, but in these championships

:44:29.:44:31.

you have to have the ability to raise your game. They are funded,

:44:32.:44:37.

they have had preparation camps so they know this environment. I don't

:44:38.:44:40.

know what has happened, maybe the pressure has been a bit too much.

:44:41.:44:44.

The home crowd has been great here. Denise Lewis, thank you for talking

:44:45.:44:49.

to us, always a pleasure. We are quite far away from the medal

:44:50.:44:52.

target at the moment but there are three golds going for the Brits

:44:53.:44:56.

tonight, two of them, Eilidh Child in the 400-metre hurdles final and

:44:57.:45:00.

Nathanial Mitchell Blake in the final of the 200 metres, so a

:45:01.:45:03.

possibility of some medals here for the British fans tonight. If that

:45:04.:45:16.

slightly took me by surprise! It was not like you were told about it

:45:17.:45:22.

before! Why have the lights gone down? We have been teasing viewers

:45:23.:45:29.

that the time has gone to reveal the fourth celebrity contestant who will

:45:30.:45:32.

be taking part in this year's Strictly Come Dancing. Is there a

:45:33.:45:35.

drum roll? Building up the tension. She's an actor, a model,

:45:36.:45:40.

a radio presenter and no Known to millions as Carly Hope

:45:41.:45:42.

on the ITV soap Emmerdale, Gemma Atkinson to swap

:45:43.:45:47.

The Woolpack for the waltz. Could not be more awkward! Come and

:45:48.:46:00.

sit down. Thank you. We should have had a round of applause. You will be

:46:01.:46:05.

hearing that soon. Congratulations. Thank you. How difficult has it been

:46:06.:46:12.

for you to keep this is a secret? I felt snide lying to my family. My

:46:13.:46:19.

mum has obviously known and Mike. I did not tell my mum. I had to tell

:46:20.:46:26.

my mum. Under no circumstances do you say anything to anyone? Were you

:46:27.:46:33.

confident your mum... My mum is brilliant. My auntie said, I have

:46:34.:46:39.

had a Google alert you are doing Strictly. I can finally say I am

:46:40.:46:46.

doing it and I am sorry for lying! I think they will understand. What are

:46:47.:46:50.

you looking forward to the most? Learning to dance. It is so out of

:46:51.:46:56.

my comfort zone. Even wearing heels is big, put me in a sparkly frock,

:46:57.:47:02.

out of my comfort zone. Trying to challenge myself. It will be very

:47:03.:47:07.

different. It always happens when you have actors and actresses, there

:47:08.:47:11.

is always the question about stage school, dance lessons, what have you

:47:12.:47:17.

done? I did disco dancing from age nine to ten. It was cartwheels

:47:18.:47:23.

across the floor, pop, cartwheels back, pick and mix, go home. As far

:47:24.:47:28.

as dance training goes, I have not had any. How good a dancer are you

:47:29.:47:33.

in the nightclub generally? After a few drinks, I think I am Britney

:47:34.:47:38.

Spears, but I am not! The disco dancing thing, that could come in

:47:39.:47:43.

handy, some of the shapes. Is that a good phrase to use? Throw some

:47:44.:47:49.

shapes on the dance floor? Did I say the wrong thing? Did you find it

:47:50.:47:59.

easy? I was rubbish. I tell you what is amazing, you do not know who your

:48:00.:48:04.

partner is, you do end up having a brilliant relationship with your

:48:05.:48:07.

partner because they know you are petrified and you are new to it as

:48:08.:48:15.

well. How tall are you? Five foot nine. You will need a taller dancer.

:48:16.:48:20.

It is difficult not to try to speculate who you will get. Any

:48:21.:48:26.

preferences? I am big for a goal. As long as it is someone tall and

:48:27.:48:32.

strong, I do not want them to drop me. -- for a girl. I don't mind. The

:48:33.:48:39.

whole thing about joining Strictly, it is a big deal. Massive deal. Puts

:48:40.:48:47.

a lot of scrutiny on you. The job I am in at the minute, it is great

:48:48.:48:52.

because I do the job I love with amazing people but you have... You

:48:53.:48:56.

are not thrown out, so to speak. Most mornings, now normally, you

:48:57.:49:00.

would be on-air on a radio station in Manchester. They have been

:49:01.:49:06.

looking for me all morning! Do you want to practice? The moment when

:49:07.:49:11.

you find out who you are dancing with, do you want to practice the

:49:12.:49:20.

face? You did that well! They are all lovely. Have you thought about

:49:21.:49:26.

how your life will change during training? Not to the extent... Now

:49:27.:49:32.

it is becoming real, I text my mum this morning, that is it, I cannot

:49:33.:49:38.

change my mind. I have been told it is nattering and the hours are long.

:49:39.:49:45.

You will miss your family. Really? I understand you have a passion for

:49:46.:49:49.

your babies, your dogs. Norman and Ollie. We have put them in the mood

:49:50.:50:00.

for you! That is Norman. And what have we done to Ollie? Norman does

:50:01.:50:06.

not look impressed. He looks cool with his shades! I do not know how

:50:07.:50:12.

that is a Strictly outfit. You have to find dog walkers because you will

:50:13.:50:16.

be very tired and you will carry on doing the Breakfast Show? Yes. I

:50:17.:50:21.

will do the show six till ten and then go and train with the weather

:50:22.:50:26.

and then go and sleep. It is a weird world you are entering. I say that

:50:27.:50:30.

from an outsider's perspective. You are right. It is weird and

:50:31.:50:35.

wonderful. It goes quick, doesn't it? No, it feels like it goes on

:50:36.:50:41.

forever. I don't know! I will be a nervous wreck. You should talk to

:50:42.:50:47.

Carol. She gave me a box... Good morning. A box of glittery plasters

:50:48.:50:52.

and false eyelashes. You loved it, didn't you? I did. The most

:50:53.:50:58.

brilliant experience. The main thing is to remember to enjoy it because

:50:59.:51:02.

you get bogged down in the training which is good fun and you look back

:51:03.:51:07.

and think, wow, that was awesome. Good luck. Thank you. The best

:51:08.:51:12.

advice, just enjoy every single moment. I will do. We wish you the

:51:13.:51:19.

best. Thank you for being unveiled on Breakfast. We will give you some

:51:20.:51:24.

tips later. Now the weather. It is a fine start to the day for many. This

:51:25.:51:31.

beautiful picture from East Yorkshire. For some, some rain. In

:51:32.:51:38.

the south-east, the remnants of yesterday's rain clearing away and

:51:39.:51:41.

another weather front in the north of the country also producing thick

:51:42.:51:45.

cloud in the north of Scotland and the Northern Isles and spots of

:51:46.:51:49.

rain. A lot of dry weather in between and sunshine and we will see

:51:50.:51:54.

a little bit of fair weather cloud bubbling up. Most of us staying dry.

:51:55.:52:00.

This afternoon, Southern counties of England, from the Midlands,

:52:01.:52:03.

Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, further west into Devon and Cornwall

:52:04.:52:08.

including Isles of Scilly and the Channel Islands, sonny. Temperatures

:52:09.:52:13.

up to 19. Cooler on the coast. The same for Wales as well. Northern

:52:14.:52:20.

Ireland, some sunny spells, areas of cloud at times. We are not spoiling

:52:21.:52:26.

the day. Northern Scotland, compared to yesterday, more cloud. The rain

:52:27.:52:30.

affecting some of the islands. For the rest of Scotland, sunny spells.

:52:31.:52:35.

Northern England, sunny spells, and the North Midlands, down towards

:52:36.:52:39.

Cambridgeshire, but then the remnants of the weather front

:52:40.:52:43.

leaving cloud and the odd shower. For the athletics in London this

:52:44.:52:48.

afternoon, it should stay dry, areas of cloud at times, fair weather

:52:49.:52:54.

cloud, temperatures up to 20, 21, in the sunshine. Overnight, a lot of

:52:55.:52:58.

dry weather once again especially across England and Wales with a new

:52:59.:53:03.

weather fronts bringing rain and strengthening winds across Scotland

:53:04.:53:05.

and Northern Ireland. The temperatures represent towns and

:53:06.:53:11.

cities. Lower in the countryside. We start off with the first weather

:53:12.:53:17.

went moving south through the day. -- weather front. Another comes in

:53:18.:53:22.

behind. Windy conditions with it. Again for much of England and Wales,

:53:23.:53:27.

starting off on a bright and sunny note. The first weather front comes

:53:28.:53:31.

through, weakening. The second comes in right behind it. Pushing south.

:53:32.:53:38.

Southeast will stay dry the longest. Overnight, fronts clearing and

:53:39.:53:42.

Saturday and Sunday, a ridge of high pressure builds in settling things

:53:43.:53:46.

down nicely. A chilly start on Saturday, a lot of sunshine, fair

:53:47.:53:50.

weather cloud developing through the day, some showers primarily across

:53:51.:53:54.

the Highlands, but you know the drill, not all of us will catch one.

:53:55.:54:00.

Heading out on Saturday evening, despite the fact there will be

:54:01.:54:06.

sunshine, it will feel cool. A call start the day on Sunday. Once again

:54:07.:54:11.

a lot of dry weather and sunshine and a few showers dotted here and

:54:12.:54:17.

there. Temperatures similar, 15 to 21. Heading into Monday, you can see

:54:18.:54:22.

behind me the two areas of blue, things will turn more unsettled once

:54:23.:54:28.

again. I think you should magic away the blue things. It is a long way

:54:29.:54:34.

off. It could change. It will. Power of the mind. Thank you. Enjoy your

:54:35.:54:36.

day. The UK has one of the highest rates

:54:37.:54:40.

of type 1 diabetes in the world, with around 400,000 sufferers

:54:41.:54:44.

of the disease. But in a recent medical trial,

:54:45.:54:46.

a pioneering treatment to slow the condition's progress has been

:54:47.:54:48.

classed as safe and it's hoped it could lead to a cure, putting an end

:54:49.:54:52.

to daily insulin injections. Rachel Connor is from

:54:53.:54:55.

the diabetes charity, JDRF. And Aleix Rowlandson

:54:56.:54:59.

took part in the trial. Good morning to you both. First of

:55:00.:55:11.

all, Rachel, if you could explain to us what it is the trial is trying to

:55:12.:55:17.

achieve, what it is looking at. This study has taken small molecules

:55:18.:55:24.

which exist in the body naturally as the body produces insulin and broken

:55:25.:55:28.

them into tiny bits and we have put them back into people who have

:55:29.:55:33.

recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. That is trying to retrain

:55:34.:55:39.

the immune system so that it knows that the insulin producing cells are

:55:40.:55:44.

safe and the body does not need to destroy them. Then it can allow the

:55:45.:55:50.

body to keep producing a tiny bit of insulin itself which we now helps

:55:51.:55:55.

people with type 1 diabetes through their lives. The obvious question,

:55:56.:56:01.

does it work? It seems like it. It is a very early phase study, a small

:56:02.:56:06.

number of people, and what you are looking for in studies like this is,

:56:07.:56:11.

it is the treatment safe? Exciting me with this study, we have got some

:56:12.:56:15.

indications it is working because the people in the trial who received

:56:16.:56:20.

the treatment needed less insulin over the course of time they were in

:56:21.:56:24.

the trial than the people who received the placebo, the fake

:56:25.:56:28.

treatment, so they did not actually receive that active molecule. It is

:56:29.:56:35.

a sign it really might work. Aleix, you took part in the trial, what

:56:36.:56:39.

happened and what differences did you see? I went to London, twice a

:56:40.:56:43.

month. First time, they did the injection of the molecule or the

:56:44.:56:48.

placebo, under the skin, then I would go back and they would test my

:56:49.:56:53.

blood and see what was going on, give me food and see what a

:56:54.:56:56.

difference it was making. What did you see? Did you see any

:56:57.:57:01.

differences? Did you feel different? I did not notice a direct difference

:57:02.:57:09.

but we do not know whether I had the placebo. You are relatively recently

:57:10.:57:13.

diagnosed, which is the point of this in the first place. Tell us

:57:14.:57:18.

about how it has affected you? It affects you more at first because it

:57:19.:57:21.

is a massive change going from eating whatever you want and having

:57:22.:57:29.

to inject. The study has helped. You inject every day? Every time I eat

:57:30.:57:34.

and twice a day, morning and night time. If this trial works, it would

:57:35.:57:40.

change your life? It would be fantastic. Rachel, what is the time

:57:41.:57:45.

frame in terms of this trial to actually making a difference on a

:57:46.:57:51.

wider scale? That is a really tricky question to answer because we need

:57:52.:57:56.

to now go into further phases of clinical testing which will take

:57:57.:57:59.

longer than this trial date. This one was to analyse safety so now we

:58:00.:58:05.

need to go into longer, bigger trials which will test the efficacy,

:58:06.:58:10.

how well this actually works for people with type 1 diabetes. It is

:58:11.:58:18.

probably going to be another good few years, if everything goes

:58:19.:58:22.

swimmingly, but we hope it does. Rachel, thank you for your time. And

:58:23.:58:27.

thank you for joining us on the sofa, Aleix.

:58:28.:58:31.

As the World Athletics Championships carries on in London,

:58:32.:58:33.

there's another huge sporting event happening in Sheffield this week -

:58:34.:58:36.

Around 2,600 athletes are taking part in the Games,

:58:37.:58:39.

featuring swimmers, cyclists and relay teams, all with a variety

:58:40.:58:41.

Hayley Hassall is at the Athletes' Village this morning.

:58:42.:58:47.

Good morning. Good morning. Welcome to the Special Olympics Village.

:58:48.:59:00.

Thousands of athletes milling around. There they are, some

:59:01.:59:04.

mascots, already full of the joys. Most have been to breakfast. This

:59:05.:59:09.

place has been transformed, we have had rooms turned into training

:59:10.:59:13.

facilities, coaching lessons, they have things like medical facilities,

:59:14.:59:17.

lots of the things that athletes cannot access in everyday life. This

:59:18.:59:21.

is a special year, the 50th year of the Special Olympics and we have got

:59:22.:59:27.

20 sports going on in 28 venues, they are expecting 5000 spectators

:59:28.:59:31.

today, the biggest year they have had yet. Unlike the Olympics and the

:59:32.:59:35.

Paralympics, none of the athletes receive funding and none are

:59:36.:59:39.

professionals, they all have learning difficulties or

:59:40.:59:41.

intellectual difficulties which makes it harder for them to train

:59:42.:59:45.

and to access facilities. I was around all day yesterday and I

:59:46.:59:51.

watched some of the sports and I met some of the athletes. Have a look at

:59:52.:59:53.

this. This year's Special Olympics has had

:59:54.:59:55.

more interest than ever before. And more athletes have

:59:56.:59:59.

taken to the tracks. Kiera Byland is the current women's

:00:00.:00:02.

world champion in cycling for women with intellectual abilities,

:00:03.:00:05.

and she's been training for three OK, not long until the race,

:00:06.:00:07.

how are you feeling? There are quite a lot

:00:08.:00:12.

of great riders here, so obviously the competition

:00:13.:00:18.

is going to be high. Do you find that your learning

:00:19.:00:21.

difficulty does have an affect on your training, does it

:00:22.:00:23.

make it difficult? Yes, because I struggle

:00:24.:00:27.

with direction and time as well. Special Olympics gave me a place

:00:28.:00:30.

where I could be myself with everybody else,

:00:31.:00:34.

it's just amazing. Kiera's dad has taken her around

:00:35.:00:36.

the world to compete, but lack of financial support

:00:37.:00:41.

from the Games does In terms of funding, that's

:00:42.:00:43.

an ongoing battle all the time, that's doing whatever

:00:44.:00:51.

fund-raising you can do to help with the cost of getting

:00:52.:00:53.

to the events and things. So unlike the Olympics,

:00:54.:00:56.

you have to fund yourself? At the end of the day,

:00:57.:00:58.

you wouldn't change a thing with the success and the experiences

:00:59.:01:06.

that she's had, you know. And, as I say, it does,

:01:07.:01:08.

it develops them as people. But for athletes like Kiera,

:01:09.:01:17.

has all of that hard work paid off? Now, I've just found out

:01:18.:01:21.

the results, and I can tell More to go, but you just got

:01:22.:01:23.

a silver medal, well done! That was such a good result for

:01:24.:01:42.

Akira, I was so pleased! Here we are, everyone is having a healthy

:01:43.:01:46.

and nutritious Breakfast, but this week is not just about the games

:01:47.:01:51.

themselves, the Special Olympics set up 140 specialist projects around

:01:52.:01:55.

the country and last year gave 27,000 free coaching sessions and

:01:56.:01:59.

800 volunteers get involved in the games. One lady who knows much more

:02:00.:02:06.

about that is Karen, thank you for coming. I was talking to the

:02:07.:02:10.

athletes yesterday and boast of them said it is not just about the

:02:11.:02:13.

medals, the Special Olympics is more than that. It is, we are the

:02:14.:02:16.

community Olympics, it is about these guys coming together and

:02:17.:02:21.

making friends, and for the families it is important for them to talk to

:02:22.:02:24.

other people going through the same situations. As we saw in the film

:02:25.:02:29.

better, more athletes than ever before, however it is still

:02:30.:02:34.

difficult for people to get access and funding. Is that the case, do we

:02:35.:02:40.

still need to do more? Absolutely, 1.5 million people in this country

:02:41.:02:43.

have a learning disability, we currently cater for about 10000 and

:02:44.:02:47.

there are over 2000 athletes here at these games. We want to reach more

:02:48.:02:52.

people, it is like changing, we note it transforms people's lives so the

:02:53.:02:57.

funding side of it, many people with learning disabilities struggle every

:02:58.:03:01.

day of their lives so we need more help and sponsors from the

:03:02.:03:03.

Government. We also have one of the volunteers,

:03:04.:03:08.

Steve, you are doing as much as you possibly can. What are you doing

:03:09.:03:12.

today, what is happening for you and the volunteers? My role is health

:03:13.:03:16.

and safety so I am going around the venue is to make sure they are safe

:03:17.:03:19.

and people are able to get on with the games and succeed at the games

:03:20.:03:23.

in a safe environment. But above that it is just so much good fun and

:03:24.:03:27.

great to see people enjoying sport and having a great time and there

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are lots of volunteers like me just wanting to muck in and help out. I

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have done all sorts of jobs, setting up athletics and gymnastics

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equipment, directing traffic, but overall we get a job allocated to

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us, trained when we needed to be, and we just want to put something

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back into the games for young people. It seems great fun, everyone

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is having such an-tastic time but why do you think it is important and

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is there anything we can do to reach more people? The more we can help

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these games succeed the better, there are 1000 volunteers here, more

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would be great and if there were even more competitors we would need

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more volunteers so the more people know about this and know the rewards

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that we get from volunteering and the athletes get from competing, the

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better. The more the merrier, I'm hearing! There are more games on

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tomorrow and Saturday so I will stick around and fingers crossed for

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Akira and the other athletes there will be more muggles on the way but

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I will keep you up-to-date with any medical news online and on the

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website. It sounds like a very lively event.

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In a couple of minutes, we'll be speaking to the director

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of a new play that imagines huge new floods in Hull as part

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But first, a last brief look at the headlines

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And I'll be back with your lunchtime news at 1.30pm.

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It's a play that's making waves in the UK City of Culture.

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Flood is a year-long project told in four parts.

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Each one includes scenarios that have impacted Hull in the past,

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from the 2007 flood disaster, to exploring issues connected

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The third installment of the play is set on a floating stage

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and will be shown on BBC Two this Saturday.

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We will meet the team behind it in a moment. Let's take a look at what it

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is all about. I can safely say we haven't given

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anything away as to what happens. With us is Allen Lane, who directed

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it, and Nadiya hit man, who plays the main character, Gloria. This

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must have been quite a challenge, to set something like this on water?

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Yes, the water we filmed it in is in the middle of a housing estate in

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Hull so just a few yards behind the shot our people's houses, it was

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incredibly exciting. What is the story you are telling? It is a flood

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in the near future, raised water levels in Europe which causes people

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to leave their homes and try to find sanctuary here, so the whole country

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becomes overrun by people and people have to make a decision about who

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they let in and who they don't let in and at that point the water comes

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and everything is destroyed and we are all in the same boat. It is more

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than environmental issues brought to mind, the whole issue of immigration

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and how people are kind to each other or not is brought into focus.

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Absolutely, water makes part of the world inhospitable, then people are

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going to come somewhere else and in our fiction England is the last

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place people can come to before water overtakes ours as well.

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Nadiya, I can't help but say a water-based play in Hull, I'm

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thinking called, primarily! What was it like to film? It was very

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exciting and challenging as well, embracing the elements. It was quite

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warm when we filmed in summer that it was very different. Are you a

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good swimmer? I can swim. You can now! I don't want to give away too

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much about your character, but there is almost mystical element to your

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character as well, quite a difficult one to portray? Yes, she was pulled

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out of a fishing net from the bottom of the North Sea so there is a lot

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of interpretation that can be placed by the audience. She makes her own

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decision about where she's from and it is interesting because she is

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also displaced so she finds an affinity with these people that are

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also displaced, in the world that she appears in. We were talking

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earlier to Al Gore, who is famously involved in the environmental

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campaign, he has a new film out now, very high-profile environmental

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campaigner. You mentioned the different themes, clearly

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environmental issues are a big part of what this is about. Yes, I think

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what it is about is trying to raise the questions that we wrestle with

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other society and make them human, we think about environmental issues

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and issues around immigration and they can seem quite abstract but

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they are about people that we don't meet and what can we do to try to

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make it personal and go, that seems an incredibly dramatic version of

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that, and realise the people behind it and for that to be on TV and the

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conversation to be nationwide is amazing because normally it is just

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the people who turn up to watch which could be a few hundred, but

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this could be as many people who watch BBC Two on Saturday night to

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see this and think about those questions. You said you were just 20

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metres from local residents, did they ever comment on what was going

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on? They are our biggest fans now! It can go one way or the other! We

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arrived at lorries and caravans and people started putting things in the

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water and they were suspicious but we had been there for six months, we

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have met their children, done assemblies in the school hall, they

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have seen us at work and it is a different relationship now. There

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was a Hollywood movie, was it Waterworld? Kevin Costner? Don't

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jinx us! There is a fascination with that kind of post-apocalyptic notion

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of a water world that people find fascinating. Yes, they do, and I

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think it also puts us in the perspective that when a crisis hits

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us, before that we might have a plan, be able to think rationally

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about what we were that scenario, who we would turn to, but in that

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moment, it all goes out of the window because we don't know what we

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would do, in the immediate time of the crisis. Can I ask, logistically,

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when you were filming and you were in the water, you said it was warm

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but it must get cold and miserable? Breaks must be scheduled and

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warm-ups? And when the director says, that was

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great, one more take! This is what is interesting about the series we

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are part of, we do it in one take, in one run, they filmed at a couple

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of times, but it is a 30 minute show and the guys do it for 30 minutes,

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we are a theatre company, it is part of an arts Council scheme where we

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make television how we want to. Did Alan ever get in the water, just to

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feel... I have got to lead from the front!

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Lovely to see you this morning, thank you very much.

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Flood is on BBC Two this Saturday. If you missed it earlier, we

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revealed the Emmerdale actress Gemma Atkinson will join this year's Strip

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the line-up when it returns. She will be joining us on Facebook

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live in a few minutes.

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