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A doubling of the

Brexit divorce bill.

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The Government offers

to substantially increase its offer

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to the European Union for Brexit.

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The BBC understands the UK could pay

between £35 and £49 billion.

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Good morning, it is

Wednesday 29 November.

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Also this morning: The children

with autism being let down

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by the system.

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Half of parents say they have

waited more than a year

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for the help they need.

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It is a fight. It is a constant

fight. You wouldn't think you would

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need to fight so much for something

that you should be able to access so

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easily.

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The murders of Lin

and Megan Russell.

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Lawyers for the man convicted

of killing them say they have

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uncovered new evidence that

could prove his innocence.

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There are big plans to change our

railways to ease pressure

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points for passengers.

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We will be speaking

to the Transport Secretary

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about the details.

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Good morning.

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In sport: England's women

maintain their perfect start

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in World Cup qualifying,

super sub Fran Kirby scoring

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with her first kick of the game,

in a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan.

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And a new drive to get us to reduce

the amount of food we throw out.

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Items that should be stored

in the fridge will get new labels.

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And it may be freezing,

but that hasn't stopped Matt.

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He is out and about

with the weather.

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Good morning. Good morning, and we

are at Hampton pool in west London,

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with Foakes a little bit raver than

myself. -- folks. A few showers to

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the north and east but for many of

you a lot of sunshine as well. Your

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full forecast is coming up.

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Good morning.

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First our main story: The BBC

understands that the Government has

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significantly increased the amount

of money it is offering

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to the European Union as part

of the Brexit divorce bill.

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The figure is believed to be

between £35 and £49 billion.

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The original offer was

just under £18 billion.

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If confirmed, the move could clear

the way for moving Brexit

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negotiations on to the issue

of trade next month.

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Let's talk to our political

correspondent Leila Nathoo,

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who is in Westminster.

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Leila, this is a much bigger

sum than Theresa May

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had originally offered.

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What is likely to be the reaction?

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Well, the main reaction is what

Brussels is saying about this

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increased offer, and it seems to

have gone down pretty well. The idea

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that the UK is going to be offering

to pay more to leave the EU is

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certainly will not play well in some

quarters, but even within the

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Cabinet, Brexiteers had agreed last

week with Theresa May that she

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needed to up this offer to get the

talks on to the second phase, on to

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the issue of the trade deal,

something which is absolutely

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crucial now for Britain to get from

the EU side. So we have this idea

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that we will have an increased

offer. This is over and above what

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Theresa May had put to the EU, of

promising to pay the money into the

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budget until 2020. So this covers

things like pensions, it covers

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things like project that have

already been agreed to, but the

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money has not been spent. But there

is still no specific figure. We are

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still talking about a very broad

range. No ball park. Certainly the

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EU side are not confirming anything

has been agreed, let alone a

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specific number, and we are still a

long way off agreeing on a specific

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figure. But what we do seem to have

his movement towards agreement,

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ahead of a crucial summit in the

middle of December, where the EU

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side will decide whether there has

been enough progress on key divorce

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matters. The bill was one major

sticking point. But just because

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this offer seems to have been made

behind and seems to have gone down

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well, there is still no guarantee

that trade talks will be given the

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green light, it is there is still

the crucial issue of the Irish

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border to make significant headway

on.

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Children with autism in England

are being let down by the education

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system, according to a report

by the All Party Parliamentary group

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for Autism, seen

exclusively by Breakfast.

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This is Harley.

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He is now in a specialist school.

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But his mum, Natalie,

says it was a struggle to get

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the support he needs.

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It is a fight. It is a constant

fight. You wouldn't think you would

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need to fight so much for something

that you should be able to access so

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easily.

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Natalie is not alone.

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More than 2,000 parents

were surveyed, and nearly three

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in four said they waited

more than six months

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for the support their child

is entitled to, while half said

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they waited more than a year.

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It is shocking that 50% of those

children are not happy in school.

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50% of teachers are not comfortable

teaching those with autism. We have

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to do a lot better, because if one

in 100 have got this actually very

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special feature about them, but they

need additional help, then we're

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giving them if we don't give them

that help. -- then we are failing

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them if we don't give them that

help.

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The All Party Parliamentary Group

is now calling for a national autism

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and education strategy by the end

of 2019, with more training

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for staff, and a curriculum tailored

for individual needs.

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The Department for Education says

all schools have a duty to support

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children with special

educational needs.

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It says it has given councils £223

million in extra funding

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to introduce reforms.

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We will be looking at this issue

all morning, so please do send

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us your stories or questions by

e-mail, at [email protected],

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or tweet us using

the hastag #BBCSend.

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Lawyers for a man found guilty

of murdering a mother and daughter

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in Kent in 1996 say they will

release significant new evidence

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today that casts doubt

on his conviction.

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Lin Russell and her six-year-old

daughter, Megan, were attacked

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as they walked along a quiet country

lane near the village

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of Chillenden, in Kent.

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Our correspondent Wyre

Davies has this report.

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It was a notorious murder.

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A brutal, unprovoked attack

in the Kent countryside,

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on a family

walking home from a

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school swimming gala.

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45-year-old Lin Russell

and her six your old daughter,

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Megan, were killed in

the frenzied hammer attack.

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But nine-year-old Josie survived,

despite suffering terrible injuries.

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Michael Stone, a known

criminal and drug addict,

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was arrested a year later,

in 1997, and found

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guilty of the Russell murders.

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He is serving a life

sentence, but has always

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protested his innocence.

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There is no forensic

evidence against him.

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He was convicted on a disputed

confession to a fellow prisoner.

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His legal team say they have

compelling new evidence linking this

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man

to the murders.

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The killer of schoolgirl

Millie Dowler and others is serving

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two full life sentences.

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Many say he has committed

dozens of similar crimes.

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The similarities you've got,

it's a woman, an attack

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with something

heavy like a hammer.

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Those features make it

an extremely rare crime.

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In the absence of other facts,

he would be a good suspect.

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Two decades after the murders,

lawyers will release new evidence

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that the BBC has seen,

and which they say means his case

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must now go to the Court of Appeal.

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North Korea has carried out another

ballistic missile test,

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its first for two months.

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Pyongyang says the missile

which landed in Japanese waters

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is a new type of weapon,

and its most powerful yet.

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Experts believe that North Korea has

demonstrated for the first time

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that it could now hit most

of the American mainland.

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President Donald Trump

was briefed while the missile

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was still in the air.

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Thank you very much. As you probably

have heard, and some of you have

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reported, a missile was launched a

little while ago from North Korea. I

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will only tell you that we will take

care of it. We have general Mattis

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in the room with us, and we had a

long discussion on it. It is a

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situation that we will handle.

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Railway lines which were closed

in the 1960s could reopen

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if they boost the economy.

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It is part of the Government's rail

strategy, which will

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be unveiled today.

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The Transport Secretary,

Chris Grayling, says the new rail

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lines could unlock jobs,

encourage house-building,

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and ease overcrowding,

but Labour says the ideas

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are flimsy re-announcements.

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Apple says it is working to fix

a serious bug in its most recent

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Mac operating system.

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The flaw in the High Sierra software

makes it possible to access a Mac

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computer or laptop without

a password, and gain

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powerful administrator rights.

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Manufacturers and retailers

are being urged to make labelling

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on food products clearer,

to stop millions of tons of edible

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food being thrown

away unnecessarily.

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The waste agency WRAP says food

labels use too many different terms,

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prompting people to throw

away usable produce.

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It claims a third of the UK's two

million tons of annual food waste

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is due to confusion

over date labels.

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You could make that into a nice

suit.

That is exactly what I was

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thinking. Do you make soup?

Yes, but

not as often as I should -- nice

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soup. We will be getting some tips

on cutting down on food waste just

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after 6:30 a.m..

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A restored white Fiat 126p

crowd-funded by residents in a town

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in Poland has finally arrived

in the US, destined for the actor

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Tom Hanks as a birthday present.

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One of his fans, Monica Jaskolska,

who is from the town

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where the classic car

was made in the 1970s,

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noticed the star's obsession

with the make, and decided to raise

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money to send him one.

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The car was showcased at a party

for the star's birthday,

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in July, with excess money raised

going to the local hospital.

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It may be a belated birthday

present, but for the Forrest Gump

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actor, it was definitely

worth the wait.

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It is 6:10 a.m., I was about to say

it is a ten a.m..

That would be

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nice!

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Here is John with the sport.

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England's women have not conceded a

goal, winning three out of three,

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and a good audition for the interim

boss who came in to replace the

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sacked Mark Sampson. If she keeps

winning matches, with the interviews

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due to take place next week, she

could stand a good chance of getting

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a job on a full-time basis.

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As substitute appearances go,

Fran Kirby's was up there.

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She scored with her first touch

of the game, converting a penalty,

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win over Kazakhstan.

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Manchester United beat Watford 4-2,

but manager Jose Mourinho

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blamed his wasteful side

for not scoring more.

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Jesse Lingard with the pick

of the goals, to narrow the gap

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on rivals City to five points

at the top of the Premier League.

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Manchester United are a little bit

closer to Manchester City at the top

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of the Premier League this morning.

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They won 4-2 on a freezing night

in Watford, to cut the gap to five

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points, but City play this evening.

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Look who has arrived Down Under -

Ben Stokes, who is set to play some

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domestic cricket in New Zealand,

fuelling rumours he could be in line

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to help England's Ashes campaign.

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And feeling fantastic -

not words we have heard Tiger Woods

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mutter, but he says he is.

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After a back operation in April,

he says he is ready to return

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to action at the Hero World

Challenge event in the Bahamas.

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We have heard a lot about this

return to full fitness for Tiger

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Woods.

Over how many years?

Exactly,

it has been going long time now. Is

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he trying to kid himself?

60% Tiger

Woods would be great for golf. It

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would be great to see him back and

contending.

Shall we have a look at

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the papers?

We will start with the

Telegraph, still talking about the

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Royal Wedding to be, and they have

done lots of different things in the

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papers. I like this particular

picture we will show you in a

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minute. This is Meghan Markle. And

the Brexit breakthrough, they seem

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to have doubled the offer on the

table. We will be talking about that

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throughout the programme.

Would you

like to see a 15-year-old Meghan

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Markle posing outside Buckingham

Palace? Their shears. They dug that

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up. She is there with her friend.

Home!

This is 21 years ago, and no

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doubt she will be standing on the

balcony at some stage.

They are

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getting married at Windsor, we do

know, at some stage.

At some stage

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means at some stage.

At some stage

in the next few years. The Sun, this

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is day two, and we are going over

lots of details. We don't quite know

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the day. She will be baptised before

the big day, and then the Daily

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Mirror, she is also going to become

a British citizen as well, and

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thrilled to Brits. The Daily

Express, a magical May wedding in

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Royal Windsor, and diabetes, a new

health alert. A big rise in

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sufferers developing cancer.

Steffe,

good morning.

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Good morning. Let's casually move

on. We are going to be talking about

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the railway industry today because

the government after 7am is expected

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to announce a reform. They say they

want to make things better for

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passengers. We have heard this

before. Things are not brilliant.

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That's what a lot of the papers have

picked up on this morning and The

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Daily Mail is going with this idea

that perhaps we might see certain

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lines reopened. This was back in the

60s, a report by the British railway

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chairman suggested that we should

close the lines which were losing

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millions of pounds a year, so that's

what happened. So what they are

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saying is some of these lines could

reopen again, but of course that

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will depend on what type of money is

on the table to be able to do that.

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But it is one of a number of

suggestions that -- of what might be

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announced. More on that after 7am.

This is really interesting. We've

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spoken about a cars. We could now

see electric planes. Britain could

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become the global centre, because

three of Europe's biggest

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engineering companies have teamed up

to start flying hybrid aircraft by

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2020. Rolls Royce, Airbus Siemens.

Obviously there are a lot of very

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clever engineers who are working on

this.

Before I make that walking...

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-- booking...

We were talking about

England's women olivine for the

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World Cup. The requisite photos have

come out. I know footballers are

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used to a glamorous lifestyle, but

even this looks a little grim. This

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will be the base, about 45 Minutes

From St Petersburg. This is the

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beach. In the trip adviser comments,

says it it has a pool with lots of

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chemicals. And the rooms... It looks

lovely. I'm not selling it.

We are

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talking quite a bit about food

today. Apparently pig's trotters are

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back on the menu. Pig's trotters,

because the revival of cheaper cuts

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of meat. We are talking about food

waste today. What you should throw

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away. Should you keep onions in the

fridge? Yes or no? Know is the right

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answer. They go soggy. Where should

you store food that needs the most

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chilling, the top or bottom? The

bottom. John, you are two out of two

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wrong. Should you keep potatoes in

the fridge?

Yes.

No. It turns the

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starch into sugar. Pineapple in the

fridge?

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No.

Yes and no. Yes if it is cut, though

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if whole.

I will be eating at yours,

not John's.

You are welcome any

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time.

We throw away a lot of food, so

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there is a reason for that weird

quiz, that John did terribly at.

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Matt's out and about this morning.

People have been swimming already!

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Good morning.

Good morning. I have to say they are

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a little bit braver than me, but it

is more inviting than out here. Its

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28 degrees in there at the moment

and about two Celsius here.

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Hopefully I will be chatting to some

of them later in the programme to

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find out what drives them to get in

there. I think getting

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find out what drives them to get in

there. I think getting out will be

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find out what drives them to get in

difficult today. Wherever you are

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this morning, it's another cold

start. We've got that cold wind,

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especially in eastern parts. While

most are dry today there will be a

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few showers, especially in northern

Scotland. The odd flurry of snow.

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The south-west of Scotland should be

dry. Much of north-west England dry.

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We have heavy showers to the east of

the Pennines. There is some snow

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with that rain as well. A good

covering in the north York Moors and

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potentially the Pennines. Mainly

rain as you head further south,

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through the Midlands and East

Anglia. The greater chance of more

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showers here today than yesterday.

The south coast is dry and sunny.

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Temperatures drop as low as -4 in

the Exeter area. Widespread frost

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and of course be wary of showers

through the night. There could be

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ice around. Not as many showers for

Cornwall and west Wales, but there

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will be some towards the extreme

west coast. Showers continue to come

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and go across Northern Ireland.

Maybe rain will stop over the hills

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there might be sweet mixed in.

Through the day most of you will

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stay dry, cold and sunny, but we

continue to have showers in eastern

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parts of England. They will come

well and truly inland. As far as the

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Midlands. A few showers to the north

of Scotland as well top temperatures

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down on yesterday. The air has been

getting colder each day of the Week.

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Into the night, it looks like there

will be a shift in the wind

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direction. Showers in the east go

back to the coast. If you are in

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Pembrokeshire and across Cornwall

showers become more abundant. Like

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last night we could have snow mixed

in as well. The night there will be

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a widespread frost. Where we've seen

showers it will be a slippery start

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to tomorrow. Another crisp and

bright one for many. Windy tomorrow

0:20:490:20:54

in eastern areas and while it will

be dry to begin within eastern

0:20:540:20:59

England showers come in later and

there will be increasing sleet and

0:20:590:21:03

snow, especially in the north-east

of England. Or showers to the far

0:21:030:21:07

south-west and temperatures tomorrow

are close to -2, -3 a cross eastern

0:21:070:21:13

areas, thanks to the windchill. That

windchill will ease into Friday.

0:21:130:21:19

Perhaps a little less cold. Showers

mainly in East Anglia and the

0:21:190:21:22

south-east corner. Even here we

could have a bit of sleet and snow.

0:21:220:21:27

Showers eventually fading from

Southwest Wales and the south-west

0:21:270:21:30

of England but through Friday it

gets cloudier and less chilly from

0:21:300:21:33

the north-west, so the cold will be

at its worst tomorrow before things

0:21:330:21:38

get a little less cold for the

weekend. That's how the weather is

0:21:380:21:42

looking. More throughout the

morning. Back to you.

0:21:420:21:45

looking. More throughout the

morning. Back to you. I am very

0:21:450:21:48

impressed by all those people

0:21:480:21:49

morning. Back to you. I am very

swimming behind you.

0:21:490:21:50

It is full!

Unbelievable. Absolutely amazing.

0:21:500:21:56

It would be a nice temperatures you

met this morning.

0:21:560:21:59

It looks nice.

Apparently the British say Lee-do.

0:21:590:22:09

So we are going to go with that.

0:22:090:22:12

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

0:22:120:22:13

The main stories this morning:

0:22:130:22:15

The BBC understands

that the government has increased

0:22:150:22:17

the amount of money it's offering

to the EU as part of the Brexit

0:22:170:22:21

divorce bill to between

£35 and £49 billion.

0:22:210:22:25

Autistic children in England

are being let down by the education

0:22:250:22:28

system, according to a report seen

exclusively by this programme.

0:22:280:22:32

More detail now on that.

0:22:380:22:39

When we send our children to school

we expect them to get the best start

0:22:390:22:43

in life, but sadly for some

with special educational needs that

0:22:430:22:46

isn't always the case.

0:22:460:22:47

There are around 120,000 school-aged

children in England with autism,

0:22:470:22:50

and the vast majority go

to mainstream schools.

0:22:500:22:54

Yet many are being failed

by the education system.

0:22:540:22:58

A new report by a group of MPs found

70% of parents believe

0:22:580:23:01

the support their child needs is not

being put in place quickly enough,

0:23:010:23:05

with half saying they had to wait

for more than a year,

0:23:050:23:08

and 40% say their child's school

does not meet their needs.

0:23:080:23:13

Television presenter and vocal coach

Carrie Grant and her husband David

0:23:130:23:19

have four children with

special educational needs.

0:23:190:23:21

They told me about the fight they've

had to get their children

0:23:210:23:24

the education they deserve.

0:23:240:23:33

I feel desperate for my children. I

feel really desperate. We failed

0:23:330:23:41

them as parents because we can't get

the services that we need. We can't

0:23:410:23:45

get the education that these

children deserve.

0:23:450:23:49

Thank you so much for inviting me to

your house.

Just run me through the

0:23:520:23:56

family. This one is Olivia, our

eldest, who has dyspraxia, ADHD.

0:23:560:24:05

Talia is autistic. She has really

struggled at school.

This is the

0:24:050:24:09

region, with 11 going on 12. She is

autistic and she also has ADHD.

And

0:24:090:24:14

your young boy, he is adopted, isn't

he?

This is Nathan. He was adopted

0:24:140:24:20

when he was two. And he has

attachment difficulties, which is

0:24:200:24:25

quite common with children who have

been adopted.

Four children and

0:24:250:24:33

seven...

Seven conditions!

Yeah.

0:24:330:24:38

There's this new parliamentary

report out and how does it affect

0:24:410:24:48

them at school? It had a big impact,

hasn't it?

I think the challenges at

0:24:480:24:54

school are biased because some

schools just aren't even looking at

0:24:540:24:59

SEN and they don't want to look at

it. The biggest fight would be

0:24:590:25:03

trying to access services and often

sadly trying to get the school to

0:25:030:25:06

understand what it is you need.

That

said in a report. 70% of parents say

0:25:060:25:10

support in place quickly enough or

their child I nearly 70% waiting for

0:25:100:25:15

nearly six months. What are the

biggest issues for you?

Certainly

0:25:150:25:18

without children the biggest issues

are anxiety, the fact that they're

0:25:180:25:24

not a one size fits all and so much

of school education is geared

0:25:240:25:28

towards one size fits all.

Our

children don't necessarily have

0:25:280:25:33

learning disabilities, they are

super intelligent, but they are also

0:25:330:25:37

sick.

We can't judge the quality of

our parenting on the happiness of

0:25:370:25:44

our children.

That's so true!

You

have to find a different yardstick

0:25:440:25:49

if your children are on the autistic

spectrum.

What is your judgement of

0:25:490:25:52

a good day, that you got through it?

A good day is that all the kids are

0:25:520:25:57

alive.

Yeah. And they all go to bed

asleep, alive and not feeling as

0:25:570:26:04

though they don't want to see the

morning. That's a really good day.

0:26:040:26:12

We talked about so much and one of

the things they brought up with me

0:26:120:26:17

was that they've got this wonderful

children and they said their

0:26:170:26:23

perception of their life... A talk

about grieving about what they

0:26:230:26:27

thought it would be like. They

thought they would be the perfect

0:26:270:26:30

family, all sitting around at a

restaurant or whatever the children

0:26:300:26:34

eating. And they do this with

humour. And the children might be on

0:26:340:26:38

the floor or throwing food and they

talk about the loss of what you

0:26:380:26:42

expected to live to be and perhaps

how it turned out. They are very

0:26:420:26:46

happy, but it's a 24-hour day

concern for them.

0:26:460:26:52

It's a really powerful thought. To

think about how you judge the

0:26:520:26:55

quality of your parenting on the

happiness of your children.

0:26:550:26:58

And perhaps how you need to change

that.

0:26:580:27:00

We are playing a longer interview

Gator. -- later and Carrie Grant

0:27:000:27:12

says they are putting the functional

in a dysfunctional.

0:27:120:27:14

The Department of Education

say it is carefully

0:27:140:27:16

considering the report and told us

"all schools have a duty to support

0:27:160:27:20

children with special

educational needs".

0:27:200:27:21

It says it's given councils £223

million in extra funding

0:27:210:27:24

to introduce reforms

and support families.

0:27:240:27:33

Keep your comments coming in. We

have already had two days of people

0:27:330:27:36

getting in contact with really

positive stories, but also the

0:27:360:27:40

darker times you share as a family

and your worries about the future

0:27:400:27:45

and your children's education. We

might not be able to read them all

0:27:450:27:49

on the programme, but our team are

reading absolutely everything that

0:27:490:27:52

comes in and some of that

interaction has been fantastic. We

0:27:520:27:56

shall be back with more on that and

the headlines in a

0:27:560:27:59

Good morning.

0:27:590:28:00

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

0:28:000:28:03

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.

0:28:030:28:07

Police Scotland's chief constable

is on "special leave" and a number

0:28:070:28:11

of senior officers have been

suspended amid allegations of

0:28:110:28:14

criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate accusations

0:28:140:28:18

of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

0:28:180:28:23

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

0:28:230:28:25

under investigation.

0:28:250:28:27

Yesterday, Police Scotland

announced it was appointing

0:28:270:28:44

between Scottish jobs and current

export patterns, carried

0:28:440:28:47

out for the GMB union.

0:28:470:28:50

It found roughly 80,000 jobs

are directly dependent

0:28:500:28:52

on Scottish exports to the EU.

0:28:520:28:58

Given that we are heading for a hard

dregs at and that the interest of

0:28:580:29:03

the Scottish economy don't seem to

have them featured anywhere in the

0:29:030:29:07

negotiations with the Tory

government and the European Union as

0:29:070:29:11

yet, then you would have to say we

are on the cusp of probably tens of

0:29:110:29:17

thousands of job losses in Scotland.

0:29:170:29:20

Sir Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

0:29:200:29:22

future stars of British sport.

0:29:220:29:24

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

0:29:240:29:26

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

0:29:260:29:29

while plagued with a hip injury.

0:29:290:29:31

By becoming a sports agent,

he says he hopes to help

0:29:310:29:34

the next generation.

0:29:340:29:39

I thought that maybe this is

something when I stop playing,

0:29:390:29:44

looking to help some younger British

athletes go through that kind of

0:29:440:29:49

transition phase from playing into

gene juniors and to senior ranks.

0:29:490:29:54

The achievements of Dr Elsie

Inglis - the founder

0:29:540:29:56

of the Scottish Women's Hospitals -

will be celebrated

0:29:560:29:58

in Edinburgh today,

a century after her death.

0:29:580:30:00

At the outbreak of World War One

she identified a role for women

0:30:000:30:03

to serve in front-line hospitals

but the war office told her to "go

0:30:030:30:07

home and sit still".

0:30:070:30:08

She then offered her services

to Britain's allies who accepted

0:30:080:30:10

and went on to set up hospitals

to treat soldiers all over Europe.

0:30:100:30:14

Now let's get the Breakfast

time weather outlook

0:30:150:30:17

and Kawser is at the map.

0:30:170:30:17

and Kawser is at the map.

0:30:170:30:22

Good morning. Another cold and

frosty start to the day with icy

0:30:220:30:27

patches first thing in the morning.

We will have inventory showers

0:30:270:30:34

across the far north and along the

east coast as well. Elsewhere plenty

0:30:340:30:40

of dry and bright weather, crisp

sunshine, feeling bitterly cold.

0:30:400:30:45

Temperatures struggling to reach

between 3-5dC. During the evening,

0:30:450:30:51

shower still with us from the far

north, becoming increasingly win

0:30:510:30:57

today following a snow. A wide

spread frost, clear skies elsewhere,

0:30:570:31:03

perhaps the coldest night of the

spell so far. For tomorrow, though

0:31:030:31:07

showers mainly in the north and

further into the East, sunshine

0:31:070:31:12

elsewhere. That is your forecast for

now.

0:31:120:31:14

Thanks Kawser.

0:31:140:31:15

And that's all for now.

0:31:150:31:17

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0:31:170:31:18

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

0:31:220:31:26

We will bring you the latest news

and sport in just a moment.

0:31:260:31:30

Coming up this morning:

In just over half an hour,

0:31:300:31:32

the Government will announce changes

to how the railways work.

0:31:320:31:41

We will look ahead at the pressure

points that affect millions

0:31:410:31:44

of commuters who travel

on the network every day.

0:31:440:31:47

In 1996, Josie Russell survived

a brutal hammer attack

0:31:470:31:49

in which her mother,

Lin, and her sister,

0:31:490:31:51

Megan, were killed.

0:31:510:31:52

More than 20 years on,

we will look at the evidence that

0:31:520:31:55

casts doubt on the conviction

of Michael Stone.

0:31:550:32:01

And we will meet the man tasked

with clearing up space.

0:32:010:32:04

He will tell us why old rockets

and fragments of spacecraft

0:32:040:32:08

are putting vital satellites

in danger of being damaged.

0:32:080:32:12

Good morning.

0:32:120:32:13

Here is a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

0:32:130:32:16

The BBC understands

that the Government has

0:32:160:32:18

significantly increased the amount

of money it is offering

0:32:180:32:20

to the European Union as part

of the Brexit divorce bill.

0:32:200:32:23

The figure is believed to be

between £35 and £49 billion.

0:32:230:32:26

The original offer was

just under £18 billion.

0:32:260:32:28

If confirmed, the move could clear

the way for moving Brexit

0:32:280:32:31

negotiations on to the issue

of trade next month.

0:32:310:32:34

Let's talk to our political

correspondent Leila Nathoo,

0:32:340:32:36

who is in Westminster.

0:32:360:32:37

Leila, this is a much bigger

sum than Theresa May

0:32:370:32:40

had originally offered.

0:32:400:32:43

It is double the original sum, it is

a significant increase on the offer

0:32:430:32:49

that Theresa May made in her major

Florence speech. She has since got

0:32:490:32:53

the Cabinet on side. Even Brexiteers

in the Cabinet have accepted an

0:32:530:33:00

increased offer to the EU is

necessary to try and unblock those

0:33:000:33:03

Brexit talks, to persuade the EU to

move them on to the second phase of

0:33:030:33:08

trade in December. Now, the figures

being touted today are around £40 to

0:33:080:33:16

£45 billion, and Downing Street does

not recognise the upper end of that

0:33:160:33:22

estimate, there is no figure put on

it and neither side will confirm

0:33:220:33:26

that any settlement has been agreed.

We won't really get a final figure

0:33:260:33:30

for some time. At I think that

certainly this is a gesture from the

0:33:300:33:34

UK to the EU side to say, look, we

are prepared to pay more, and it

0:33:340:33:40

seems to have been well-received. I

think that on the bill that has

0:33:400:33:43

certainly been enough movement to

persuade the EU that they are

0:33:430:33:46

serious about this offer and can

move on to trade. But there does

0:33:460:33:50

seem to be now the major stumbling

block of the Irish border, towards

0:33:500:33:53

wish progress has not been made --

towards which. It has the potential

0:33:530:33:59

to still hold up trade talks in

December.

Thank you very much.

0:33:590:34:02

Children with autism in England

are being let down by the education

0:34:020:34:06

system, according to a report

by the All Party Parliamentary Group

0:34:060:34:09

for Autism, which has been seen

exclusively by Breakfast.

0:34:090:34:11

Nearly three in four parents said

they waited more than six months

0:34:110:34:15

for the support their child

is entitled to, while half said

0:34:150:34:17

they waited more than a year.

0:34:170:34:19

The Department for Education says

all schools have a duty to support

0:34:190:34:22

children with special

educational needs.

0:34:220:34:24

It says it has given councils £223

million in extra funding

0:34:240:34:27

to introduce reforms.

0:34:270:34:32

North Korea has carried out another

ballistic missile test,

0:34:320:34:34

its first for two months.

0:34:340:34:35

Pyongyang says the missile

which landed in Japanese waters

0:34:350:34:38

is a new type of weapon,

and its most powerful yet.

0:34:380:34:41

Experts believe that North Korea has

demonstrated for the first time

0:34:410:34:44

that it could now hit most

of the American mainland.

0:34:440:34:47

President Donald Trump

was briefed while the missile

0:34:470:34:49

was still in the air.

0:34:490:34:57

Railway lines which were closed

in the 1960s could reopen

0:34:570:35:00

if they boost the economy.

0:35:000:35:02

It is part of the Government's rail

strategy, which will

0:35:020:35:04

be unveiled today.

0:35:040:35:05

The Transport Secretary,

Chris Grayling, says the new rail

0:35:050:35:08

lines could unlock jobs,

encourage house-building,

0:35:080:35:09

and ease overcrowding,

but Labour says the ideas

0:35:090:35:11

are flimsy re-announcements.

0:35:110:35:23

Apple says it is working to fix

a serious bug in its most recent

0:35:230:35:27

Mac operating system.

0:35:270:35:28

The flaw in the High Sierra software

makes it possible to access a Mac

0:35:280:35:31

computer or laptop without

a password, and gain

0:35:310:35:34

powerful administrator rights.

0:35:340:35:38

An entire road of homes in Hampshire

has been decorated with festive

0:35:380:35:42

lights, by a man who

really loves Christmas.

0:35:420:35:44

Ged Hollyoake started the tradition

of working with his neighbours

0:35:440:35:46

to decorate their

homes 13 years ago.

0:35:460:35:48

This year, hundreds of people turned

up in Byron Road to see

0:35:480:35:52

the switch-on of the lights,

which have gained international

0:35:520:35:54

prominence in recent years.

0:35:540:35:55

Mr Hollyoake has raised

about £50,000 for charity,

0:35:550:35:57

and the lights attract thousands

of people across the festive period.

0:35:570:36:08

That has become quite an event.

Imagine if there was just one house

0:36:080:36:13

which didn't want to be part of it!

Everyone has a house near them. I am

0:36:130:36:18

convinced you go and visit, they

always go bonkers, don't they? Shall

0:36:180:36:25

we drive past the Christmas house?

Yes, go on, let's do it.

It is a bit

0:36:250:36:33

early still, isn't it?

Do you go

big?

Just a few lights outdoors.

0:36:330:36:46

Not like Chevy Chase, falling off

the roof and all of that.

What a

0:36:460:36:50

great win for England in World Cup

qualifying. They are absolutely

0:36:500:36:54

flying. Sorry, we have distracted

you.

They will be enjoying

0:36:540:37:02

Christmas, certainly. They have

played three World cup qualifiers,

0:37:020:37:09

and won all three. It is especially

good for Mel Lawley, is she going to

0:37:090:37:19

get the job full-time? -- Mo Mali.

0:37:190:37:27

Mel Lawley scored the only

goal in the first half,

0:37:270:37:29

before scoring four in 12

minutes in the second.

0:37:290:37:32

Super sub Fran Kirby scoring

a penalty, before setting up

0:37:320:37:35

Nikita Parris for her first

and England's third.

0:37:350:37:37

5-0 they won, three wins out

of three under interim boss

0:37:370:37:40

Mo Marley, so will she get

the job permanently.

0:37:400:37:42

Obviously there was a process, and

application process, on the 17th.

0:37:420:37:47

That is when obviously the time was

when I first did it. I agreed to put

0:37:470:37:52

the CD in and we said we will have a

look at it at the end of it. I think

0:37:520:37:57

now it is about letting the players

enjoy it. Hopefully the players are

0:37:570:38:00

pleased with their own performances

-- CV. And then we will all sit down

0:38:000:38:04

and have a look and decide what is

right for the team moving forward.

0:38:040:38:08

But Wales will end 2017 top

of the group, after they beat

0:38:080:38:11

Bosnia Herzegovina 1-0,

Kayleigh Green the scorer.

0:38:110:38:13

Laura O'Sullivan saved a penalty,

to ensure Wales took

0:38:130:38:16

all three points.

0:38:160:38:16

They have played a game

more than England.

0:38:160:38:21

It appears scoring four goals isn't

enough to please Jose Mourinho,

0:38:210:38:24

who blamed his side for not scoring

more in a 4-2 win over Watford.

0:38:240:38:28

And look how good they were -

Ashley Young with this beauty.

0:38:280:38:31

Watford managed to bring it back

to 3-2, but Jesse Lingard scored

0:38:310:38:35

a brilliant solo goal,

and they are now five points behind

0:38:350:38:38

City at the top of the table.

0:38:380:38:55

We now have three victories in a

row. We one, 2... Matches at home.

0:38:550:39:00

That was important, not to lose

ones. And we came back here and did

0:39:000:39:04

9.3 matches, and we go match-up the

match. Here we are, we are second in

0:39:040:39:10

the table, and it is good to be

there. We will see what can happen.

0:39:100:39:19

Leicester are into the top half

of the Premier League,

0:39:190:39:22

after a two -1 win at home to Spurs.

0:39:220:39:25

First-half goals from Jamie Vardy

and Riyad Mahrez put them 2two up.

0:39:250:39:28

Harry Kane pulled one back

for Spurs, but the defeat

0:39:280:39:31

leaves them fifth.

0:39:310:39:32

Manager-less West Bromwich Albion

were 2-0 up at home,

0:39:320:39:34

but Newcastle came back

through Ciaran Clark,

0:39:340:39:36

and an own-goal from

Jonny Evans made it 2-2.

0:39:360:39:38

England's cricketers have set

themselves a curfew of midnight,

0:39:380:39:41

after recent talk about the team's

inappropriate drinking culture.

0:39:410:39:43

The players have also welcomed

the news that Ben Stokes

0:39:430:39:46

is potentially going

to be back playing.

0:39:460:39:48

The all-rounder has flown

to New Zealand to visit family,

0:39:480:39:51

and has held talks with

Canterbury Cricket Club

0:39:510:39:53

about playing for them.

0:39:530:39:54

Stokes has been stopped from playing

for England in the Ashes series

0:39:540:39:57

as he is investigated by police

for an alleged assault outside

0:39:570:40:00

a nightclub in Bristol in September.

0:40:000:40:03

The good thing for him is that he is

a little bit closer to Australia,

0:40:030:40:07

it's that time was to come that he

was to be able to come and join the

0:40:070:40:12

squad. But we know no more than

that, and hopefully if he can get

0:40:120:40:16

some cricket under his belt that

would be good for him, having had a

0:40:160:40:20

couple of months away from the game.

I mean, there is a curfew of

0:40:200:40:24

midnight, but that doesn't really

affect us a huge amount. Very rarely

0:40:240:40:27

are we up at that time anyway.

Personally, it doesn't affect me in

0:40:270:40:30

anyway. As I mentioned, we are grown

men, we are allowed to drink at

0:40:300:40:35

times. We just know that we are not

allowed to overstep the mark.

0:40:350:40:39

Former world number one Tiger Woods

says he is feeling fantastic,

0:40:390:40:42

as he prepares to return to action

at the Hero World Challenge

0:40:420:40:45

in the Bahamas.

0:40:450:40:46

The 41-year-old has had multiple

back operations in recent years,

0:40:460:40:49

and withdrew from his last

tournament in Dubai in February

0:40:490:40:51

with back spasms.

0:40:510:40:52

The 14-time Major winner says

surgery in April has cured the pain.

0:40:520:40:59

The neatest thing for me is to be

able to get up out of bed and I can

0:40:590:41:04

grab a club and not use it as a

crutch. So now I am able to take a

0:41:040:41:09

swing. That... That's so exciting.

You have no idea how exciting that

0:41:090:41:14

is, and I am just so thankful

that... You know, I have had this

0:41:140:41:19

procedure and I have gotten to this

point.

0:41:190:41:23

Finally, if you needed any reminding

of how powerful a scrum is,

0:41:230:41:26

just ask the teams that play

against Hinckley Rugby Club.

0:41:260:41:29

The East Midlands side drove

opponents Luctonians back

0:41:290:41:31

towards their own tryline.

0:41:310:41:32

Not content with that,

they also managed to wipe out

0:41:320:41:35

the goalposts, as well.

0:41:350:41:36

The match continued on another

pitch, as Hinckley won -

0:41:360:41:38

but at a price.

0:41:380:41:40

Replacing the posts

will cost £7,000.

0:41:400:41:49

Did the try stand?

That I don't

know.

Sorry, I was just wondering

0:41:490:41:55

whether...

It is, if you touch the

ball against the post, it goes down

0:41:550:41:59

as a try. But I don't know whether

that was the ball just several burly

0:41:590:42:04

men ploughing into that post. --

ball or just.

0:42:040:42:16

When it comes to the food

in your kitchen, do you know

0:42:160:42:19

the difference between the use-by,

best-before, and sell-by dates?

0:42:190:42:22

The waste agency WRAP says people

are throwing away edible food

0:42:220:42:24

because too many different terms

are used on packaging.

0:42:240:42:27

Let's get more detail on this

from Margaret Bates,

0:42:270:42:29

professor of sustainable waste

management at the University

0:42:290:42:32

of

Northampton.

0:42:320:42:35

We have got some food on the desk

here as well. This gives a pretty

0:42:350:42:40

good indication. Some of this is...

We have got the best before date on

0:42:400:42:45

the bread and the Peppers and the

onions. The apples are display

0:42:450:42:49

until, and on the salad it is

use-by. Here is a good indication of

0:42:490:42:55

three different terms on five

different items. It can be

0:42:550:42:59

confusing, can't it?

It can be very

confusing. And that is the idea with

0:42:590:43:04

the new guidance coming out. It will

be really straightforward. You will

0:43:040:43:07

be able to pick up something in its

packaging and know exactly what to

0:43:070:43:11

do with it. So generally the

difference is use-by means if you

0:43:110:43:14

don't use it by then there could be

food safety implications, whereas

0:43:140:43:17

Best before is just about quality,

so you have a bit more of a

0:43:170:43:22

judgement on that.

The other thing

they are talking about is they might

0:43:220:43:26

change labels to say when something

should be put into the fridge. Is

0:43:260:43:31

that a good idea?

I think so,

because people get confused. Don't

0:43:310:43:35

put your bananas in the fridge, they

go black and horrible. Unless you

0:43:350:43:39

specifically want to ripen your

other fruit, don't put the near

0:43:390:43:43

other fruit. Bananas you need to

leave by themselves.

My mother's

0:43:430:43:50

advice from many years ago is you

never put bananas in the fruit bowl.

0:43:500:43:54

She knows something is, my mum.

Other things, for example, we had a

0:43:540:43:59

discussion about onions and you

don't put those in the fridge

0:43:590:44:02

either.

A nice cool, dark place.

Like a fridge?

No.

It sounds sort of

0:44:020:44:11

basic, doesn't it?

I think part of

the problem is we are so overloaded

0:44:110:44:16

with information, and we go and buy

stuff like this because it is really

0:44:160:44:21

convenient. And you get there and

there are so many different pieces

0:44:210:44:24

of information. And that is part of

the idea with the new stuff. You are

0:44:240:44:28

able to pick it up, it has a picture

of a fridge on it, you know that

0:44:280:44:33

means it goes on the fridge. So you

can get rid of all at confusion,

0:44:330:44:37

very simple, very easy to do. And

the other thing I particularly like

0:44:370:44:40

is the idea about bringing back the

snowflake label around the freezer.

0:44:400:44:44

I am a big fan of the freezer.

Freezer and soup are some of my big

0:44:440:44:51

anti- food waste techniques.

And if

you don't keep it in the fridge,

0:44:510:44:57

quite a few people will throw that

away if they have not frozen it on

0:44:570:45:01

the day of purchase. I would freeze

it a couple of days... Is that the

0:45:010:45:05

right thing to do?

Yes, as long as

it is before or on the use by date,

0:45:050:45:11

freeze it. You basically stopped the

clock and when you take it out of

0:45:110:45:15

the freezer, use it on the day you

defrost it, defrosted overnight in

0:45:150:45:19

the fridge, that sort of stuff.

And

the things to watch out for from a

0:45:190:45:23

health point of view is the use-by,

so this kind of thing. That is what

0:45:230:45:27

you have to watch out for.

Yes,

use-by could be a food safety issue

0:45:270:45:31

if you don't take note of it. It is

especially important if you are

0:45:310:45:37

pregnant or immunocompromised.

And a

list of the most influential people

0:45:370:45:45

in waste management.

I do, I am very

proud to have come second to her,

0:45:450:45:50

the Lady of the micro beads.

Anyplace in the West Management top

0:45:500:45:55

100 is a great place to be.

And your

answer to everything is soup.

Soup

0:45:550:46:01

or freezer, pretty much.

We were

talking about lidos earlier. What do

0:46:010:46:10

you put on your kitchen floor?

Lie-no, or lee-no? Definitely

0:46:100:46:18

lie-no. But apparently we have to

say lee-do.

0:46:180:46:25

Either way you say it, it is

pronounced freezing! Welcome to the

0:46:250:46:31

pool, which opened in 1922, it's

been 95 years. During the summer, it

0:46:310:46:42

was packed. But it is proving to be

just as popular in winter. It is 28

0:46:420:46:46

degrees in the pool at the moment,

but much cooler poolside. Two

0:46:460:46:51

degrees. There is a windchill, as

0:46:510:46:54

degrees. There is a windchill, as

many of you will notice. Let's get

0:46:540:46:56

on with the forecast. Cold wind will

be noticeable in eastern areas.

0:46:560:47:01

Maybe not as strong as yesterday.

0:47:010:47:03

With it a few showers, mainly in

northern and eastern areas. In the

0:47:050:47:10

north of Scotland showers continue

to come in. An ice risk this

0:47:100:47:14

morning. Much of Scotland will be

dry and bright, especially towards

0:47:140:47:18

the south-west. While Northwest

England will avoid the showers

0:47:180:47:21

today, the Pennines and eastwards

will have plenty of showers to get

0:47:210:47:25

you through the rush-hour. You could

be snow at times in the north York

0:47:250:47:29

Moors and the Pennines. Rain showers

through the east Midlands towards

0:47:290:47:34

East Anglia. More showers than

yesterday. Further west it's a

0:47:340:47:38

frosty start. Temperatures down to

-4 in parts of Devon this morning.

0:47:380:47:43

Lots of sunshine around. You were

showers to west Cornwall and western

0:47:430:47:48

parts of Wales compared to

yesterday. They've moved offshore.

0:47:480:47:52

Showers come and go in Northern

Ireland. A bit of rain and sleet

0:47:520:47:57

over high ground. Through the day it

is eastern England most prone to see

0:47:570:48:01

the showers throughout. Some of

those heavy and thundery. Sleet and

0:48:010:48:04

know as well. A few more showers

towards East Anglia and the

0:48:040:48:09

south-east compared with yesterday.

Not a bad day for most. Out in the

0:48:090:48:13

breeze not that. But still

temperatures down on what they were

0:48:130:48:18

yesterday, in single figures for the

vast majority. To get you into the

0:48:180:48:22

night most of the showers fade back

to the coast. There's a subtle

0:48:220:48:26

change in wind direction. In eastern

parts showers will be confined to

0:48:260:48:30

the coastal strip. Showers then move

back inland. Last night was wintry,

0:48:300:48:39

similar today. An ice risk into

tomorrow morning, with a widespread

0:48:390:48:45

frost. A cold start to Thursday and

it will be the coldest day of the

0:48:450:48:49

week by and large. The wind is

stronger in eastern areas but like

0:48:490:48:54

today the showers are mainly

confined to eastern coastal

0:48:540:48:57

counties. Then they move into

eastern Scotland tomorrow. To the

0:48:570:49:02

more showers than today. Encryption

and in the Cornwall. Temperatures

0:49:020:49:07

tomorrow at the lowest. Only 3-4

degrees for many and it will feel

0:49:070:49:12

more like -3 in the wind for parts

of eastern England. For Friday,

0:49:120:49:16

showers more likely to coastal parts

of East Anglia and the very far

0:49:160:49:20

south-east of England. Some will be

heavy around the coast. Showers in

0:49:200:49:24

west Wales. Through Friday we have

more cloud into Scotland and

0:49:240:49:29

Northern Ireland and eventually

northern England and that will ring

0:49:290:49:32

some chilly air into the start of

the weekend. Overall it still stays

0:49:320:49:37

cold for the next couple of days and

I'm sure for those in the pool it a

0:49:370:49:41

lot easier to get in then it is to

get out.

0:49:410:49:45

I'm sure it is. Absolutely. At a

unimpressed by them and slightly

0:49:450:49:49

unimpressed by them and slightly

jealous!

0:49:490:49:51

Looks nice with all of that steam

coming off.

0:49:510:49:56

Just after 7am, the government

will announce big plans

0:49:560:49:59

for our railways.

0:49:590:50:00

We will be talking to Chris

Grayling, the transport secretary,

0:50:000:50:06

later about this.

0:50:060:50:08

Steph's taking a look

at what they could be.

0:50:080:50:11

A lot of people are still annoyed

with him. Let me give it a details.

0:50:110:50:16

The number of people

using the railways has doubled over

0:50:160:50:18

the last two decades,

since they were privatised.

0:50:180:50:27

For over 1.7 billion passengers,

punctuality and over-crowding

0:50:270:50:29

are the top concerns.

0:50:290:50:30

In fact, 2016 saw the worst level

of punctuality in a decade,

0:50:300:50:34

with more than one in every ten

trains failing to arrive on time.

0:50:340:50:38

Now the government wants to shake up

the railways so they work

0:50:380:50:41

better for passengers.

0:50:410:50:42

So what might that involve?

0:50:420:50:45

Joining me now is Philip Haigh,

who is a rail expert.

0:50:450:50:48

Good morning to you. What do you

think we might hear?

I hope we will

0:50:480:50:56

hear something about reopening old

railway lines so that we can better

0:50:560:50:59

travel around the country, so that

people can get to and from their

0:50:590:51:04

homes to their jobs and that sort of

thing. And really make a bigger and

0:51:040:51:08

better railway. Hopefully at the

same time performs better so that

0:51:080:51:12

trains turn up on time.

When you

talk about reopening all blinds,

0:51:120:51:16

these are lines that were closed in

the 50s. Tell us about that. -- old

0:51:160:51:21

lines. Back in the 60s there was

this chap who closed many lines of

0:51:210:51:27

railway lines. Any needed closing as

no one was using them, but one or

0:51:270:51:32

two good the reopened usefully now.

There are lines between places like

0:51:320:51:38

Skipton up in the north-west that

could reopen. Tavistock down in the

0:51:380:51:41

south-west. They've been talking

about reopening these railways for

0:51:410:51:47

years and now is the time to get on

with it.

0:51:470:51:50

Will that involve money for this to

happen and where is that going to

0:51:500:51:54

come from?

It will involve money.

Some of these schemes are good

0:51:540:51:59

example, the one in Tavistock as an

example, they are linked to housing.

0:51:590:52:04

So more houses need to be built and

it's reasonable that they also

0:52:040:52:08

contribute to reopening railways, so

that people who live those houses

0:52:080:52:11

can get to and from work.

That could

be one element. There's also talk

0:52:110:52:16

about who runs which bids. Can you

explain how the franchise system

0:52:160:52:20

works?

The government sets out the

framework for franchises and decides

0:52:200:52:27

which areas of the country they

cover, which lines are included

0:52:270:52:30

within them. They are now talking

about redrawing that map so that

0:52:300:52:36

franchises cover different areas.

They may split up some of the bigger

0:52:360:52:41

franchises into smaller and really

to try to get a better handle on the

0:52:410:52:46

costs that are involved with them,

because some of the smaller lines

0:52:460:52:50

need a subsidy because they don't

have enough passengers and if you

0:52:500:52:54

split franchises you get a better

view of which lines need money and

0:52:540:52:58

actually which lines generate

surpluses that can pay for the other

0:52:580:53:01

ones.

Overall Jeev Singh this will

make our trains more punctual and

0:53:010:53:05

less overcrowded? -- do you think

this will.

If the government

0:53:050:53:10

actually does what it promises.

We've had too many ministers talk

0:53:100:53:14

about this in the past and they

never get on with it.

Let's find

0:53:140:53:18

out. We will be talking to Chris

Grayling, the transport secretary,

0:53:180:53:21

later. That's it for now.

Thank you.

0:53:210:53:24

This morning we've been hearing

about how living with a special

0:53:240:53:27

educational need can

be hugely challenging.

0:53:270:53:29

For those living with autism,

an extra obstacle can be trying

0:53:290:53:32

to overcome other people's attitudes

towards the condition.

0:53:320:53:34

With that in mind, here's a guide

of what not to say to someone

0:53:340:53:38

on the autistic spectrum.

0:53:380:53:42

I touched the ball.

I'm so eager!

What have we got? I get this a lot.

0:53:420:53:47

You know what it's like? That's how

I feel.

You don't look autistic.

0:53:470:53:56

Great. Because autistic people all

look the same.

Yeah, I've got that

0:53:560:54:00

one, I've got people saying to me,

you look fine next Mac if I had a

0:54:000:54:05

pound for every time someone said to

me you don't look autistic, I could

0:54:050:54:10

have bought a pound. They mean well

because I think what that means is I

0:54:100:54:14

have this preconceptions and you

just broken them, so I find that

0:54:140:54:19

interesting. But how it comes out is

quite stigmatising.

They think of

0:54:190:54:24

someone with autism and you think of

someone who doesn't speak to anyone,

0:54:240:54:28

is rude, is a genius and that simply

isn't the case.

There's definitely a

0:54:280:54:33

media image of how autistic people

arbitrate.

Always men or children.

0:54:330:54:37

It's like, where are the girls?

Everyone is a little autistic.

We

0:54:370:54:46

are taught at school we have five

centres. Wrong. The six is our

0:54:460:54:50

theory of mind. The ability to

understand everyone else's thought

0:54:500:54:54

processes.

We rely on people's body

language.

If you have the ability to

0:54:540:55:01

do that, please don't ever say you

could be a little bit autistic.

Just

0:55:010:55:07

stop.

Autistic people don't feel

empathy.

I believe autistic people

0:55:070:55:13

feel to much empathy.

We do feel

empathy. We understand emotions.

For

0:55:130:55:18

me it's very hard to sometimes put

myself in another person's shoes and

0:55:180:55:24

people mistake that for a lack of

empathy.

I will no they have leather

0:55:240:55:34

shoe laces, so I do have that and I

like that.

We can just be ourselves.

0:55:340:55:40

And being ourselves is a blast. It's

nice.

It's a rollercoaster because

0:55:400:55:45

you see all these things that other

people don't see.

It's something of

0:55:450:55:50

a unique gift. We've got gifts that

we can actually give to the world.

I

0:55:500:55:54

had someone genuinely say to me, if

you could get into it, would you?

0:55:540:55:57

No!

It was like, what? No, that's

like saying, would you change

0:55:570:56:04

yourself as a person?

Your whole

identity? We are winners!

We are

0:56:040:56:08

winners!

High-5!

0:56:080:56:13

Thank you to all of them. That was

really excellent.

0:56:130:56:16

Thanks to our colleagues

at BBC Three for that short film.

0:56:160:56:20

We will make sure it is now social

media as well. Keep your comments

0:56:200:56:25

on. We are looking at special

education needs throughout the week.

0:56:250:56:28

If you'd like to get in touch

0:56:280:56:30

with us about your stories,

email [email protected],

0:56:300:56:33

or tweet us using

the hashtag #BBCSend.

0:56:330:56:33

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:56:330:56:34

Good morning.

0:56:340:56:37

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

0:56:370:56:39

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.

0:56:390:56:44

Police Scotland's chief constable

is on "special leave" and a number

0:56:440:56:47

of senior officers have been

suspended amid allegations of

0:56:470:56:49

criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate accusations

0:56:490:56:52

of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

0:56:520:56:57

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

0:56:570:57:01

under investigation.

0:57:010:57:02

Yesterday, Police Scotland

announced it was appointing

0:57:020:57:10

a new senior officer

to oversee professional standards.

0:57:100:57:12

Some of Scotland's most important

industries risk being given a low

0:57:120:57:14

priority in trade talks

between the European Union

0:57:140:57:16

and the UK government.

0:57:160:57:18

That's one of the findings

from research into the links

0:57:180:57:21

between Scottish jobs and current

export patterns, carried

0:57:210:57:23

out for the GMB union.

0:57:230:57:25

It found roughly 80,000 jobs

are directly dependent

0:57:250:57:27

on Scottish exports to the EU.

0:57:270:57:33

Given that we are heading for a hard

Brexit and that the interest

0:57:330:57:37

of the Scottish economy don't seem

to have them featured anywhere

0:57:370:57:45

in the negotiations with the Tory

government and the European Union

0:57:450:57:48

as yet, then you would have to say

we are on the cusp of probably

0:57:480:57:52

tens of thousands of job

losses in Scotland.

0:57:520:57:54

Sir Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

0:57:540:57:56

future stars of British sport.

0:57:560:57:57

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

0:57:570:58:00

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

0:58:000:58:03

while plagued with a hip injury.

0:58:030:58:06

By becoming a sports agent,

he says he hopes to help

0:58:060:58:08

the next generation.

0:58:080:58:10

I thought that maybe

this is something to do

0:58:100:58:13

when I stop playing,

looking to help some younger British

0:58:130:58:19

athletes go through that kind

of transition phase from playing

0:58:190:58:21

in the juniors in to senior ranks.

0:58:210:58:25

Now let's get the Breakfast

time weather outlook

0:58:250:58:27

and Kawser is at the map.

0:58:270:58:32

Cold and frosty and widespread risk

of ice across the North as well. We

0:58:320:58:39

continue to draw that Arctic air in

and those blustery showers. The

0:58:390:58:43

showers will continue across the

north and north-west and East Coast,

0:58:430:58:50

too. Elsewhere, plenty of dry and

bright weather and temperatures

0:58:500:58:55

struggling at 3-5dC. During the

evening, the showers will

0:58:550:58:59

increasingly fall as low. I

widespread frost elsewhere under

0:58:590:59:05

clear skies as temperatures likely

depth below freezing, the coldest

0:59:050:59:10

nights far in this cold spell.

Tomorrow, sunshine in more central

0:59:100:59:15

and southern areas. The showers but

in the north and east coast. Feeling

0:59:150:59:21

bitterly cold in the wind.

0:59:210:59:26

The seven o'clock Sealink is

cancelled to Iona.

0:59:440:59:51

And that's all for now.

0:59:510:59:51

More from us in half an hour

0:59:520:59:54

and of course you can catch

up on the latest news,

0:59:540:59:57

travel and weather on our website

at the usual address.

0:59:570:59:58

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:00:021:00:05

A doubling of the

Brexit divorce bill.

1:00:051:00:07

The Government substantially

increases its offer

1:00:071:00:08

to the European Union.

1:00:081:00:12

The BBC understands the UK could pay

at least £35 billion.

1:00:121:00:30

Good morning, it is

Wednesday 29 November.

1:00:301:00:32

Also this morning: The children

with autism being let down

1:00:321:00:34

by the system.

1:00:341:00:43

It's a fight, it is

a constant fight.

1:00:431:00:48

You wouldn't think you'd need

to fight so much for something that

1:00:481:00:51

you should be able

to access so easily.

1:00:511:00:54

The murders of Lin

and Megan Russell.

1:00:541:00:55

Lawyers for the man convicted

of killing them say they have

1:00:551:00:58

uncovered new evidence that

could prove his innocence.

1:00:581:01:01

There are big plans

to change our railways,

1:01:011:01:03

to ease pressure

points for passengers.

1:01:031:01:05

We will be speaking

to the Transport Secretary

1:01:051:01:07

about the details.

1:01:071:01:08

Good morning.

1:01:081:01:08

In sport: England's women

maintain their perfect start

1:01:081:01:11

in World Cup qualifying,

super-sub Fran Kirby scoring

1:01:111:01:13

with her first kick of the game,

in a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan.

1:01:131:01:20

And it may be freezing,

but that hasn't stopped Matt.

1:01:201:01:23

He is out and about

with the weather.

1:01:231:01:25

Good morning. Proving that the

appeal of a lido isn't just in the

1:01:251:01:35

summer. It is a cold start to your

Wednesday morning UK wide. Showers

1:01:351:01:40

mainly across eastern areas but for

most the Sun will shine. Your full

1:01:401:01:44

forecast in 15 minutes. See you

then.

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Good morning.

1:01:471:01:48

First our main story: The BBC

understands that the Government has

1:01:481:01:51

significantly increased the amount

of money it is offering

1:01:511:01:53

to the European Union as part

of the Brexit divorce bill.

1:01:531:01:56

The figure is believed

to be around £35 billion.

1:01:561:01:59

The original offer was

just under £18 billion.

1:01:591:02:01

If confirmed, the move could clear

the way for moving Brexit

1:02:011:02:04

negotiations on to the issue

of trade next month.

1:02:041:02:06

Let's talk to our political

correspondent Leila Nathoo,

1:02:061:02:08

who is in Westminster.

1:02:081:02:10

Leila, this is a much bigger

sum than Theresa May

1:02:101:02:12

had originally offered.

1:02:121:02:13

What is likely to be the reaction?

1:02:131:02:16

Well, I think that it has been

broadly welcomed in Brussels.

1:02:161:02:22

Theresa May had managed last week to

get her Cabinet on side, even

1:02:221:02:27

Brexiteers within her Cabinet, on

side to the idea that she had to up

1:02:271:02:32

the financial offer to Brussels in

order to persuade them to move those

1:02:321:02:35

talks the second phase and get on to

discussing trade. This was supposed

1:02:351:02:40

to have happened in October. Now,

there is a crucial summit in a of

1:02:401:02:45

weeks' time when EU leaders will

gather to decide whether there had

1:02:451:02:49

been enough progress made on the

divorce matters, and the Bill, the

1:02:491:02:53

financial settlement, was one of the

main sticking points. So at the

1:02:531:02:57

moment we know that the government

has made this offer

1:02:571:03:00

behind-the-scenes. There is some

attempt now to try and get it down

1:03:001:03:03

in writing. In the range of figures

we are talking about here, up to

1:03:031:03:08

around £49 billion, that upper end

of the scale that is believed to

1:03:081:03:12

have been talked about has been

dismissed by Downing Street.

1:03:121:03:18

Certainly no figure has been put on

the settlement by either side. There

1:03:181:03:23

is still much wrangling behind the

scenes going on about calculating

1:03:231:03:26

the exact amount, and the exact

amount won't be known for some time.

1:03:261:03:30

But I think the main aspect of this

is that the government has made a

1:03:301:03:34

gesture which has apparently been

well received in Brussels. So the

1:03:341:03:38

hope is that that would be enough to

persuade them that the divorce bill

1:03:381:03:42

is on its way to being sorted. But

certainly that doesn't mean that the

1:03:421:03:46

green light will necessarily be

given in December, because one of

1:03:461:03:50

the main sticking point is now is

whether enough progress has been

1:03:501:03:54

made towards getting the Irish

border sorted after Brexit, and

1:03:541:03:58

certainly there does not seem to

have been much headway on that up

1:03:581:04:02

until now.

1:04:021:04:03

Children with autism in England

are being let down by the education

1:04:031:04:06

system, according to a report

by the All Party Parliamentary Group

1:04:061:04:09

for Autism, seen

exclusively by Breakfast.

1:04:091:04:11

This is Harley.

1:04:111:04:12

He is now in a specialist school.

1:04:121:04:13

But his mum, Natalie,

says it was a struggle to get

1:04:131:04:16

the support he needs.

1:04:161:04:20

It's a fight, it is

a constant fight.

1:04:201:04:22

You wouldn't think you'd need

to fight so much for something that

1:04:221:04:25

you should be able

to access so easily.

1:04:251:04:29

Natalie is not alone.

1:04:291:04:30

More than 2,000 parents

were surveyed, and nearly three

1:04:301:04:33

in four said they waited

more than six months

1:04:331:04:35

for the support their child

is entitled to, while half said

1:04:351:04:38

they waited more than a year.

1:04:381:04:44

It's shocking that 50% of those

children are not happy in school.

1:04:441:04:47

50% of teachers are not comfortable

teaching those with autism.

1:04:471:04:50

We have to do a lot better.

1:04:501:04:53

Because, if one in 100 have got this

actually very special feature

1:04:531:04:56

about them, but they need additional

help, then we're failing them

1:04:561:04:59

if we don't give them that help.

1:04:591:05:01

The All Party Parliamentary Group

is now calling for a national autism

1:05:011:05:04

and education strategy by the end

of 2019, with more training

1:05:041:05:07

for staff, and a curriculum tailored

for individual needs.

1:05:071:05:10

The Department for Education says

all schools have a duty to support

1:05:101:05:13

children with special

educational needs.

1:05:131:05:14

It says it has given councils £223

million in extra funding

1:05:141:05:17

to introduce reforms.

1:05:171:05:18

We will be looking at this issue

all morning, so please do send

1:05:181:05:22

us your stories or questions by

e-mail, at [email protected],

1:05:221:05:24

or tweet us using

the hashtag #BBCSend.

1:05:241:05:45

To read you a couple of those

comments, my daughter has been

1:05:451:05:49

struggling for months to get my

granddaughter diagnosed. We spent

1:05:491:05:54

hours in A&E. It is a nightmare for

parents and a daily struggle.

1:05:541:06:00

Robbins as I am a nursery manager

and I completely agree. Parents get

1:06:001:06:05

a diagnosis for their child, and the

community, paediatricians, say come

1:06:051:06:09

back in one year. Parents come to us

for help because they don't have any

1:06:091:06:13

support. We have managed through our

own funding to buy resources and

1:06:131:06:18

training, but it is so frustrating.

Thank you for those comments this

1:06:181:06:22

morning.

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The Government is considering

breaking up two of the country's

1:06:241:06:27

biggest train operators,

as part of a new rail strategy.

1:06:271:06:29

The franchises are Great Western

and GTR, which combines Southern,

1:06:291:06:32

Thameslink, and Great Northern.

1:06:321:06:33

Steph is here with more details.

1:06:331:06:37

I know you have loads of paper, but

what can you tell us so far?

Is his

1:06:371:06:43

news which has just come out, the

government's plan to try and make

1:06:431:06:46

things better for passengers using

the rail system. 1.7 billion

1:06:461:06:50

passengers are using it, and if you

look at the record over the last few

1:06:501:06:55

decades, since they were privatised,

it is not great. It is not great for

1:06:551:06:59

Punch relative or overcrowding. In

fact, last Year 1 in ten trains

1:06:591:07:03

failed to make it on time, which is

the worst in a decade. The

1:07:031:07:07

government has announced this

morning they want to try and shake

1:07:071:07:10

things up a bit. A lot of it is

around who runs which bits of the

1:07:101:07:14

line. Network Rail are in charge of

track maintenance and some of the

1:07:141:07:18

stations. Then you have the train

operating companies which have the

1:07:181:07:22

franchises to run trains on

different bits of the line. So part

1:07:221:07:25

of this strategy is about splitting

up these big franchises so they can

1:07:251:07:29

concentrate on, you know, different

parts of the system. For example,

1:07:291:07:34

you mentioned there is going to be a

consultation on splitting the great

1:07:341:07:38

western franchise, so that

potentially one company could run

1:07:381:07:42

the intercity links, linking London

with the south-west and Wales, while

1:07:421:07:45

another company focused on running

the more local services across Devon

1:07:451:07:49

and Cornwall. That is one of the

ideas. Another area around this is

1:07:491:07:54

reopening some of the old lines

which were closed in the 60s, a

1:07:541:07:58

1960s. Smaller lines in the

south-west and south-east as well

1:07:581:08:06

which were deemed to be loss-making.

They were loss-making but now there

1:08:061:08:09

is an idea of reopening them to give

the system more capacity, to get

1:08:091:08:13

people around more, make the links

better and make things better for

1:08:131:08:17

passengers. But the big question

about all this is how much money it

1:08:171:08:20

will involve. There is no talk of

money in any of the press detail we

1:08:201:08:25

have so far. I am sure you will put

that to Chris Grayling, the

1:08:251:08:29

transport Secretary, when he comes

in. Anyone who uses the railways

1:08:291:08:34

will know they can be stressful when

you are using them to commit to and

1:08:341:08:38

from work.

Thank you very much, so

you a little bit later. -- see you a

1:08:381:08:45

little bit later.

1:08:451:08:46

North Korea has test-fired

a ballistic missile which travelled

1:08:461:08:48

1,000 kilometres before falling

into the Sea of Japan.

1:08:481:08:51

The Pentagon said it probably had

intercontinental capability.

1:08:511:08:53

It is the first such launch

in more than two months,

1:08:531:08:56

and comes despite continuing

international pressure

1:08:561:08:57

on Pyongyang to desist.

1:08:571:08:58

Our Seoul correspondent Paul Adams

is there for us this morning.

1:08:581:09:04

Very good morning to you. So much

concern when this sort of thing

1:09:041:09:07

happens. What more details do we

have about this particular missile?

1:09:071:09:12

Good morning, Louise. What is

interesting about this is this is a

1:09:121:09:16

missile which flew longer and higher

than any of its processors. And that

1:09:161:09:20

is why the Americans have already

concluded that this was an

1:09:201:09:24

intercontinental ballistic missile,

probably capable of hitting most of

1:09:241:09:29

the continental United States,

barring perhaps Florida. And so that

1:09:291:09:35

does not mark a step forward, it is

something the North Koreans have

1:09:351:09:39

been moving towards and threatening

repeatedly through the course of the

1:09:391:09:42

year, but now it seems as though

they have the technical capability.

1:09:421:09:46

It is worth remembering this is not

a missile yet capable of carrying a

1:09:461:09:50

nuclear warhead and delivering it

over those great distances, but that

1:09:501:09:54

is what the North Koreans are aiming

for, and that is the next step, if

1:09:541:09:59

you like, along their controversial

nuclear road.

Thank you very much.

1:09:591:10:05

Manufacturers and retailers

are being urged to make labelling

1:10:051:10:08

on food products clearer,

to stop millions of tons of edible

1:10:081:10:11

food being thrown

away unnecessarily.

1:10:111:10:12

The waste agency WRAP says food

labels use too many different terms,

1:10:121:10:15

prompting people to throw

away usable produce.

1:10:151:10:17

It claims a third of the UK's two

million tons of annual food waste

1:10:171:10:21

is due to confusion

over date labels.

1:10:211:10:37

A restored white Fiat 126p,

crowd-funded by residents in a town

1:10:371:10:40

in Poland, has finally arrived

in the US, destined for the actor

1:10:401:10:43

Tom Hanks as a birthday present.

1:10:431:10:44

One of his fans, Monica Jaskolska,

who is from the town

1:10:441:10:48

where the classic car

was made in the 1970s,

1:10:481:10:50

noticed the star's obsession

with the make, and decided to raise

1:10:501:10:53

money to send him one.

1:10:531:10:54

The car was showcased at a party

for the star's birthday in July,

1:10:541:10:58

with money left over

going to the local hospital.

1:10:581:11:17

Some interesting facts have been

sent in about that car, apparently

1:11:171:11:21

it is exactly the same size as the

original Mini. It is quite a cute

1:11:211:11:26

little beast.

1:11:261:11:32

Schools are required by law

to provide an education

1:11:321:11:35

for all pupils, regardless

of their ability or special needs,

1:11:351:11:37

yet fewer than half of children

on the autistic spectrum in England

1:11:371:11:40

say they are happy at school.

1:11:401:11:42

A report by the All Parliamentary

Group on Autism says many children

1:11:421:11:45

feel misunderstood by their peers,

and that there is a lack

1:11:451:11:48

of support from teachers.

1:11:481:11:49

We have been speaking to Natalie.

1:11:491:11:51

Her son, Harley, has

special educational needs,

1:11:511:11:53

and she has been telling us

about her fight to find him

1:11:531:11:56

a school place.

1:11:561:11:59

I don't think many people

understand, unless you are a parent

1:11:591:12:02

of a child special education needs,

how much of a battle it actually is

1:12:021:12:07

to get the appropriate support for

your child. It is a constant battle.

1:12:071:12:11

You have to be patient, because you

are just met with a battle all the

1:12:111:12:16

time to get that support. And it is

such a shame, because a lot of

1:12:161:12:20

parents are feeling let down by

that.

I want blue!

Before he was

1:12:201:12:30

here, Harley was noncommunicative.

He couldn't communicate with his

1:12:301:12:39

siblings, with us. We didn't

understand what he was going through

1:12:391:12:43

ourselves. Since he has been here,

it is a complete turnaround for him.

1:12:431:12:47

He has friends, he can count now, he

is recognising signs, he is trying

1:12:471:12:52

to read. Things that they told us he

would never be able to do, and that

1:12:521:12:56

is because of the right education,

with the right support, in the right

1:12:561:13:00

educational setting.

1:13:001:13:03

We are joined now by Jane Harris

from the National Autistic Society.

1:13:031:13:09

And there is so much in that report

that sort of a bit shocking, really.

1:13:091:13:14

What do you think of the... What are

the main issues for you, with

1:13:141:13:21

children with autism going to

schools?

Well, children with autism

1:13:211:13:25

can be really overwhelmed in school

settings. They might be bright

1:13:251:13:29

lights, a lot of noise. It is just a

new environment for children to get

1:13:291:13:33

used to, and it might not be clear

to autistic children what the rules

1:13:331:13:37

are in that environment. So for some

children it might be obvious, where

1:13:371:13:41

they are meant to go, what they are

meant to do at playtime,

1:13:411:13:44

particularly. And that is why it is

really important that teachers

1:13:441:13:47

understand autism, that the head

teacher takes a really proactive

1:13:471:13:51

approach to this. But unfortunately,

as this report shows, the education

1:13:511:13:54

system is holding these children

back. These children are not getting

1:13:541:13:59

the right support.

So many

frustrated parents getting in touch

1:13:591:14:02

with us today. I am sure you have

heard many of these before. Samantha

1:14:021:14:06

says I am a single mum of an

autistic teenager. Everyday I am in

1:14:061:14:12

with either the School or the

Education Department to help my son.

1:14:121:14:15

They make him feel isolated, mad,

and the only person experiencing

1:14:151:14:19

this. Is that a familiar frame?

I am

really sad to say that it is. At the

1:14:191:14:25

National Autistic Society we run an

education rights service to help

1:14:251:14:28

people in that specific situation so

I would suggest to your listeners

1:14:281:14:32

that they go on our website and find

the number and call us, because we

1:14:321:14:36

can help in that situation and give

some advice. As this report shows,

1:14:361:14:41

many, many people are waiting more

than a year for the right education

1:14:411:14:44

support. That is the year when those

children are not getting basic

1:14:441:14:49

lessons in maths and English, the

skills they would need to live

1:14:491:14:52

independently. That is an enormous

cost to those children. Often

1:14:521:14:55

autistic adults tell us they are

very traumatised by those early

1:14:551:14:58

experiences in schools. It is not

just that year that it is a problem

1:14:581:15:02

for. It can be a problem for those

people's whole lives.

I wanted to

1:15:021:15:06

pick you up on that, at the start,

the really important part of your

1:15:061:15:10

education, if things aren't going

right for you, it can have a

1:15:101:15:13

lifelong impact, presumably?

Absolutely, it means people don't

1:15:131:15:16

get the skills to live

independently, they are less likely

1:15:161:15:21

to get a job, and that is an

enormous cost to those children and

1:15:211:15:24

their parents, they are not excluded

from school and parents have to stop

1:15:241:15:28

work in order to home-school them,

as you have been talking about

1:15:281:15:31

earlier this week. That is a cost to

the children, it is a cost to those

1:15:311:15:36

families, it is also a massive cost

to the taxpayer.

Can I pick up a

1:15:361:15:40

thought from Natalie, whose son is

now getting the help that he needs,

1:15:401:15:43

and she has seen a big difference.

When children start getting the

1:15:431:15:46

right help, do you see that echoed

across the spectrum?

I can think of

1:15:461:15:54

one child who couldn't walk from the

taxi to the school the first day she

1:15:541:15:58

came. It took two hours to help her

to walk that distance because it was

1:15:581:16:02

such an unfamiliar and overwhelming

environment. I saw that child couple

1:16:021:16:06

of years ago and she was running

down the corridor. It makes a

1:16:061:16:10

massive difference. But the problem

is that while we have that good

1:16:101:16:14

practice in some areas it is not

across the country and what we need

1:16:141:16:18

is a national strategy that sets out

how many places we need in

1:16:181:16:22

mainstream schools, because most

autistic children go to mainstream

1:16:221:16:25

schools, what support there will be

the teachers and head teachers all

1:16:251:16:29

the way through their career, how

many special schools we need and how

1:16:291:16:32

many units in mainstream schools we

need. We are involved in all of

1:16:321:16:36

those things. We run the special

schools and provide support for

1:16:361:16:40

teachers and thanks to the

generosity of a donor we work with

1:16:401:16:44

some units in mainstream schools.

But what we don't have is that

1:16:441:16:48

across the country. It is left to

chance at the moment and it

1:16:481:16:51

shouldn't be.

We will have a

government minister coming into talk

1:16:511:17:00

to us this week. Angela, my

ten-year-old girl has ADHD. Her

1:17:001:17:13

school supports her and the reason

she is improving is down to the

1:17:131:17:17

specialist knowledge and expertise.

That leads me onto another question

1:17:171:17:21

about balancing the needs of

autistic children with those who

1:17:211:17:24

don't have autism. How is it best to

make sure that balance isn't that?

1:17:241:17:29

Some of the things autistic children

need help all children. One thing

1:17:291:17:34

that can help autistic children was

shown last night on BBC One, visual

1:17:341:17:38

support. Having a visual timetable

which says, we will do maths at this

1:17:381:17:45

point, then they will be playtime,

then a break and you will eat

1:17:451:17:52

something, then yoga or whatever the

timetable is. Express it in

1:17:521:17:56

pictures. That can help lots of

children understand what's going on

1:17:561:17:59

in the day. Our experienced is most

things you put in place for autistic

1:17:591:18:04

children are good for the children

and they don't usually cause

1:18:041:18:07

problems.

Thank you so much and

thank you for getting in touch. Just

1:18:071:18:12

coming back to what we said earlier

for stops the matter has an autistic

1:18:121:18:16

teenager and she says he is a little

miracle. She says, you've made me

1:18:161:18:21

feel human and stronger. Thank you

for getting in touch. The sense is

1:18:211:18:26

that you are not alone. This is what

we are getting at.

1:18:261:18:31

Margaret says it's a constant

struggle. I removed my son from

1:18:311:18:35

school after being threatened with

legal struggle because he wouldn't

1:18:351:18:37

attend. Now he is at university and

on course for a first.

1:18:371:18:42

Well done. You know how to get in

1:18:421:18:44

on course for a first.

Well done. You know how to get in

1:18:441:18:44

touch. But just in case you have

forgotten, you can e-mail us or

1:18:441:18:48

tweet us. We will get through as

many as we can. Our

1:18:481:18:57

tweet us. We will get through as

many as we can. Our Breakfast team

1:18:571:18:59

are looking at everything that comes

through.

1:18:591:19:01

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

1:19:011:19:04

He is out and about and it's a

rather wonderful site. Good morning.

1:19:041:19:09

Good morning.

1:19:091:19:09

rather wonderful site. Good morning.

Good morning. Doesn't it look

1:19:091:19:13

appealing? The steam is coming off

the lido. It is a two degrees

1:19:131:19:21

outside of the pool. There is a bit

of frost on the rooftops. It hasn't

1:19:211:19:25

stopped the swimmers. The lido isn't

just for summer. A little bit cold

1:19:251:19:32

when you get out and that's the case

across the UK. The cold air remains

1:19:321:19:37

with us. Let's have a look at the

forecast for today. It will be cold

1:19:371:19:44

and windy today in eastern areas and

still a few showers, mainly in the

1:19:441:19:49

north and east. An ice risk in

northern Scotland this morning. A

1:19:491:19:54

couple of showers. They are wintry

over high ground. The west of the

1:19:541:20:00

Pennines will stay dry. Eastwood is

there will be lots of showers.

1:20:001:20:04

Especially this morning. Lots of

snow on the tops of the Yorkshire

1:20:041:20:09

moors and Pennines. Rain in the

showers to lower levels and in the

1:20:091:20:13

east Anglia. More cloud in the

south-east compared to yesterday.

1:20:131:20:19

Across the rest of central and

southern England it's a dry, sunny

1:20:191:20:23

and frosty start. Temperatures down

to -4 in parts of Devon. Showers to

1:20:231:20:28

the west of Cornwall and the far

west of Wales. Most of the showers

1:20:281:20:32

off land at the moment. A couple of

showers in Northern Ireland as well.

1:20:321:20:35

Big gaps in between the showers.

Some of you will stay dry. Again,

1:20:351:20:39

and ice risk for a couple. The vast

majority of the UK stays dry.

1:20:391:20:45

Showers in Northern Ireland. The

main risk remains across those parts

1:20:451:20:49

of eastern England and again it will

stay wintry on higher ground. The

1:20:491:20:54

odd rumble of thunder close to the

coast as well. Temperatures down on

1:20:541:20:59

yesterday's values. 3- seven degrees

at best for the vast majority. Into

1:20:591:21:05

the night, most of the showers

inland will fade. A subtle change in

1:21:051:21:10

wind direction. Showers in eastern

England fade back towards the coast

1:21:101:21:13

and then we have the showers return

across parts of western Wales and

1:21:131:21:17

Cornwall. They could turn the sleet

and snow over higher ground. A cold

1:21:171:21:23

night UK wide. The greater chance of

a frost into tomorrow morning and of

1:21:231:21:27

course where we have the showers

there is the risk of ice into

1:21:271:21:30

tomorrow. Into Thursday, most stay

dry and sunny. A better start in

1:21:301:21:35

eastern England. Showers late in the

day come inland. For those in

1:21:351:21:40

western Wales and Cornwall, a

greater chance of showers. What we

1:21:401:21:43

noticed tomorrow, stronger wind and

it will feel colder. The cold day of

1:21:431:21:48

the week tomorrow and it will be

added to by the windchill. More like

1:21:481:21:53

-3 in some parts of eastern England.

For Friday, showers mainly towards

1:21:531:21:59

coastal parts of East Anglia. We

can't rule out a bit obsolete. Later

1:21:591:22:03

in the day the cloud is over from

the north-west. Northern parts of

1:22:031:22:08

England as well. It introduces

slightly less cold air for the

1:22:081:22:13

weekend. That's how the weather is

looking. Before we go, a lovely site

1:22:131:22:18

here. It will be open on Christmas

Day. Open every day here. On

1:22:181:22:23

Christmas Day they get as many as

1500 customers come through in the

1:22:231:22:27

four hours it is open. Certainly

appealing for some!

1:22:271:22:31

four hours it is open. Certainly

appealing for some!

1:22:311:22:32

Thank you very much. It looks

lovely.

1:22:321:22:35

I wouldn't go after Christmas

dinner...

1:22:351:22:39

Early in the day!

1:22:391:22:41

You're watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:22:411:22:45

Let's return to one of our top

stories.

1:22:451:22:49

More than 20 years ago,

Lin Russell and her six year

1:22:491:22:52

old daughter Megan were attacked

as they walked along a quiet country

1:22:521:22:56

lane near the village of Chillenden,

south-east of Canterbury.

1:22:561:23:00

Lawyers for Michael Stone,

the man found guilty of murdering

1:23:001:23:02

the mother and daughter say they'll

release significant new evidence

1:23:021:23:05

today that casts doubt

on his conviction.

1:23:051:23:07

Let's get more detail

from our correspondent,

1:23:071:23:09

Wyre Davies, who is in

our Cardiff studio.

1:23:091:23:12

Many people will be familiar with

the case. What happened to Lin

1:23:121:23:17

Russell and her two daughters?

It is

one of the most notorious crimes in

1:23:171:23:21

recent criminal history. They were

walking home in rural Kent and were

1:23:211:23:25

brutally attacked by a man with a

hammer and left for dead. Sadly,

1:23:251:23:33

Lin, 45, and Megan, six, were

killed. The other survived and

1:23:331:23:37

despite having terrible injuries she

has rebuilt her life in north Wales.

1:23:371:23:41

A local man a year after the murder,

Michael Stone, was arrested and

1:23:411:23:46

eventually found guilty, there was

no forensic evidence against him and

1:23:461:23:49

he was basically jailed on the

alleged testimony of a confession

1:23:491:23:55

from another prisoner through a

wall. The legal team have long

1:23:551:23:59

argued that his conviction was

unsafe and he didn't commit the

1:23:591:24:02

crime. We are about to hear new

evidence later today that they say

1:24:021:24:07

helps their case.

Some of that new

evidence points towards a notorious

1:24:071:24:14

serial killer.

What more can you

tell us about that? He is one of the

1:24:141:24:19

very few multiple killers, serial

killers, in the UK and the only UK

1:24:191:24:23

prisoner serving to full life terms

for the murder of Milly Dowler and

1:24:231:24:28

two other women between 2002 and

2004, but we now know his violent

1:24:281:24:33

criminal career against women

started back in the 1990s. At the

1:24:331:24:38

same time the Brussels were

murdered. We've seen new evidence.

1:24:381:24:43

-- Russells. The legal team says

that will put him in the frame. They

1:24:431:24:48

say not only does that cast doubt on

Stone, but it put someone else

1:24:481:24:56

firmly in the frame. That doesn't

mean Levi Bellfield definitely

1:24:561:25:04

killed the Russells, 20 say he

didn't, but it does throw

1:25:041:25:07

significant doubt on Michael Stone's

conviction. They are now searching

1:25:071:25:13

for leave to appeal against the

sentence.

What are we expecting to

1:25:131:25:17

happen today?

This afternoon in

central London there will be a press

1:25:171:25:23

conference by Michael Stone's legal

team in which they will release

1:25:231:25:27

these documents. It is very

powerful. We are not making a

1:25:271:25:31

judgement either way, but it is very

powerful, the new evidence that I

1:25:311:25:35

think will throw new light on the

murders and it might, according to

1:25:351:25:41

Michael Stone's defence, force or

prompt the criminal case's review

1:25:411:25:47

commission to send his case for

urgent appeal and they are hoping

1:25:471:25:50

the conviction will be overturned.

Really interesting developments.

1:25:501:25:54

Thank you. You can see more on that

story on this story at 8:30pm on BBC

1:25:541:26:01

One, in Wales. That will be

available on the BBC iPlayer as

1:26:011:26:05

well.

The headlines in a few moments.

1:26:051:26:07

Good morning.

1:26:101:26:11

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

1:26:111:26:13

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.

1:26:131:26:17

Police Scotland's chief constable

is on "special leave" and a number

1:26:171:26:20

of senior officers have been

suspended amid allegations of

1:26:201:26:23

criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate accusations

1:26:231:26:25

of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

1:26:251:26:29

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

1:26:291:26:35

under investigation.

1:26:351:26:40

Some of Scotland's most important

industries risk being given a low

1:26:401:26:42

priority in trade talks

between the European Union

1:26:421:26:44

and the UK government.

1:26:441:26:51

That's one of the findings

from research into the links

1:26:511:26:53

between Scottish jobs and current

export patterns, carried

1:26:531:26:55

out for the GMB union.

1:26:551:26:57

It found roughly 80,000 jobs

are directly dependent

1:26:571:27:00

on Scottish exports to the EU.

1:27:001:27:02

Given that we are heading for a hard

Brexit and that the interest

1:27:021:27:05

of the Scottish economy don't seem

to have been featured anywhere

1:27:051:27:07

in the negotiations with the Tory

government and the European Union

1:27:071:27:11

as yet, then you would have to say

we are on the cusp of probably

1:27:111:27:15

tens of thousands of job

losses in Scotland.

1:27:151:27:20

Sir Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

1:27:201:27:24

future stars of British sport.

1:27:241:27:26

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

1:27:261:27:29

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

1:27:291:27:33

while plagued with a hip injury.

1:27:331:27:38

I thought that maybe

this is something to do

1:27:381:27:41

when I stop playing,

looking to help some younger British

1:27:411:27:43

athletes go through that kind

of transition phase from playing

1:27:431:27:46

in the juniors in to senior ranks.

1:27:461:27:53

Now let's get the Breakfast

time weather outlook

1:27:531:27:54

and Kawser is at the map.

1:27:541:27:59

Good morning. A cold and a frosty

start with the risk of icy patches.

1:27:591:28:05

Further blustery showers across the

North and along the east coast,

1:28:051:28:11

becoming increasingly wintry.

Elsewhere across the country, bright

1:28:111:28:14

and drive. During the evening, clear

spells across central and southern

1:28:141:28:22

areas, showers continue in the

north, becoming wintry to lower

1:28:221:28:27

levels and a widespread frost as

temperatures dipped below freezing,

1:28:271:28:32

Mimi as low as -3 minus four

Celsius. Tomorrow, showers wintry

1:28:321:28:40

for a time. Plenty of dry and bright

weather elsewhere but feeling

1:28:401:28:45

bitterly cold in those northern

winds. That is your forecast for no.

1:28:451:28:54

That is your forecast for now.

1:28:541:28:55

The seven o'clock sailing

is cancelled to Iona.

1:29:141:29:20

And that's all for now.

1:29:201:29:22

I'll be back with another

update at 7.55am.

1:29:221:29:25

travel and weather on our website

at the usual address.

1:29:281:29:31

Bye bye.

1:29:311:29:31

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:29:371:29:39

Here is a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News:

1:29:391:29:43

The Government has significantly

increased the amount of money

1:29:431:29:45

it is offering to the European Union

as part of the Brexit divorce bill,

1:29:451:29:49

the BBC understands.

1:29:491:29:49

The figure is believed to be around

double the original figure,

1:29:491:29:53

which was just under £18 billion,

although this morning Downing Street

1:29:531:29:55

insists there is no agreed final

figure, and that negotiations

1:29:551:29:58

are still going on.

1:29:581:29:59

If confirmed, the move could clear

the way for the Prime Minister

1:29:591:30:03

to move Brexit negotiations

on to the issue of trade next month.

1:30:031:30:12

Children with autism in England

are being let down by the education

1:30:121:30:15

system, according to a report

by the All Party Parliamentary Group

1:30:151:30:18

for Autism, which has been seen

exclusively by Breakfast.

1:30:181:30:20

Nearly three in four parents said

they waited more than six months

1:30:201:30:24

for the support their child

is entitled to, while half said

1:30:241:30:27

they waited more than a year.

1:30:271:30:28

The Department for Education says

all schools have a duty to support

1:30:281:30:32

children with special

educational needs.

1:30:321:30:33

It says it has given councils £223

million in extra funding

1:30:331:30:36

to introduce reforms.

1:30:361:30:40

It's shocking that 50% of those

children are not happy in school.

1:30:401:30:43

50% of teachers are not comfortable

teaching those with autism.

1:30:431:30:46

We have to do a lot better.

1:30:461:30:48

Because, if one in 100 have got this

actually very special feature

1:30:481:30:51

about them, but they need additional

help, then we're failing them

1:30:511:30:54

if we don't give them that help.

1:30:541:30:58

Lawyers for Michael Stone,

the man found guilty of murdering

1:30:581:31:01

a mother and daughter in Kent

in 1996, say they will release

1:31:011:31:04

significant new evidence today that

casts doubt on his conviction.

1:31:041:31:07

Lin Russell and her six-year-old

daughter, Megan, were attacked

1:31:071:31:10

as they walked along a quiet country

lane near the village of Chillenden,

1:31:101:31:13

south-east of Canterbury.

1:31:131:31:21

North Korea has carried out another

ballistic missile test,

1:31:211:31:23

its first for two months.

1:31:231:31:25

Pyongyang says the missile

which landed in Japanese waters

1:31:251:31:27

is a new type of weapon,

and its most powerful yet.

1:31:271:31:30

Experts believe that North Korea has

demonstrated for the first time

1:31:301:31:33

that it could now hit most

of the American mainland.

1:31:331:31:36

President Donald Trump

was briefed while the missile

1:31:361:31:38

was still in the air.

1:31:381:31:43

Thank you very much.

1:31:431:31:44

As you probably have heard,

and some of you have reported,

1:31:441:31:47

a missile was launched a little

while ago from North Korea.

1:31:471:31:50

I will only tell you that

we'll take care of it.

1:31:501:31:53

We have General Mattis

in the room with us,

1:31:531:31:55

and we had a long discussion on it.

1:31:551:31:58

It's a situation

that we will handle.

1:31:581:32:04

Two of the country's

largest rail franchises,

1:32:041:32:07

Great Western and Govia Thameslink,

could be broken up, as part

1:32:071:32:09

of a new strategy

to improve services.

1:32:091:32:11

Ministers are also considering

reversing railway line closures

1:32:111:32:13

introduced in the 1960s.

1:32:131:32:15

It is part of the Government's rail

strategy, which will

1:32:151:32:17

be unveiled today.

1:32:171:32:18

Labour says the ideas

are flimsy re-announcements.

1:32:181:32:34

on food products clearer,

to stop millions of tons of edible

1:32:341:32:37

food being thrown

away unnecessarily.

1:32:371:32:39

The waste agency WRAP says food

labels use too many different terms,

1:32:391:32:42

prompting people to throw

away usable produce.

1:32:421:32:44

It claims a third of the UK's two

million tons of annual food waste

1:32:441:32:48

is due to confusion

over date labels.

1:32:481:32:55

An entire street in Hampshire has

been decorated with festive lights,

1:32:551:32:58

by a man who really loves Christmas.

1:32:581:33:00

Ged Hollyoake started the tradition

of working with his neighbours

1:33:001:33:03

to decorate their

homes 13 years ago.

1:33:031:33:05

This year, hundreds of people turned

up to see the switch-on

1:33:051:33:07

of the lights, which have gained

international prominence.

1:33:071:33:10

So far, around £50,000 has

been raised for charity,

1:33:101:33:12

and the lights attract

thousands of people

1:33:121:33:14

in the run-up to Christmas.

1:33:141:33:28

And you can totally see why.

Everyone always gets involved.

I

1:33:281:33:34

love Christmas drive by to inspect

the lights.

There is a house in

1:33:341:33:38

Sheffield half an hour from where we

are, and they go full christmas

1:33:381:33:42

lights. It is part of our Christmas

tradition. We have a little drive

1:33:421:33:47

past, and they always clear a space

in front so you can have a good old

1:33:471:33:51

view. Snowman, reindeer, the whole

shebang.

1:33:511:33:54

Matt will bring us the weather

in ten minutes' time.

1:33:541:33:59

And good news.

Yes, England's women

are flying in World Cup qualifying.

1:33:591:34:04

They have won three of their three

matches so far, so they look odds-on

1:34:041:34:08

to qualify, and more importantly for

the manager, who has replaced Mark

1:34:081:34:14

Sampson, a good audition for her,

which arguably she has passed. Fair

1:34:141:34:19

to say it was her substitutions

which really made the difference.

1:34:191:34:22

Fran Kirby scored a penalty and set

up a couple of others as well. She

1:34:221:34:26

is getting things right, isn't she?

1:34:261:34:28

Mel Lawley scored the only

goal in the first half,

1:34:281:34:31

before scoring four in 12

minutes in the second.

1:34:311:34:34

Super sub Fran Kirby scoring

a penalty, before setting up

1:34:341:34:36

Nikita Parris for her first

and England's third.

1:34:361:34:39

5-0 they won, three wins out

of three under interim boss

1:34:391:34:41

Mo Marley, so will she get

the job permanently.

1:34:411:34:49

Obviously there was a process,

an application process,

1:34:491:34:51

on the 17th.

1:34:511:34:54

That's when, obviously,

the time was when I first did it.

1:34:541:34:57

I agreed to put a CV in,

and we said we'll have a look at it

1:34:571:35:02

at the end of it.

1:35:021:35:03

I think now it's about letting

the players enjoy it.

1:35:031:35:06

Hopefully the players are pleased

with their own performances,

1:35:061:35:08

and then we'll all sit

down and have a look,

1:35:081:35:11

and decide what's right

for the team moving forward.

1:35:111:35:13

But Wales will end 2017 top

of the group, after they beat

1:35:131:35:17

Bosnia Herzegovina 1-0,

Kayleigh Green the scorer.

1:35:171:35:18

Laura O'Sullivan saved a penalty,

to ensure Wales took

1:35:181:35:21

all three points.

1:35:211:35:22

They have played a game

more than England.

1:35:221:35:30

It appears scoring four goals isn't

enough to please Jose Mourinho,

1:35:301:35:33

who blamed his side for not scoring

more in a 4-2 win over Watford.

1:35:331:35:37

And look how good they were -

Ashley Young with this beauty.

1:35:371:35:40

Watford managed to bring it back

to 3-2, but Jesse Lingard scored

1:35:401:35:44

a brilliant solo goal,

and they are now five points behind

1:35:441:35:47

City at the top of the table.

1:35:471:36:03

One concern is the lack of goals

from their striker.

I think in this

1:36:031:36:14

moment he doesn't have a contract

with any brands, that is why he is

1:36:141:36:18

playing with the black boots. I

think he needs a brand to go there,

1:36:181:36:23

and to give him the right boots and

to pay in the right money. So he

1:36:231:36:29

goes back to goals.

So if your

children are pestering you for new

1:36:291:36:34

boots, it is hard to deny them when

even Jose Mourinho is saying the

1:36:341:36:40

boots make a difference. Any excuse

you need for a new purchase.

1:36:401:36:47

Leicester are into the top half

of the Premier League,

1:36:471:36:50

after a 2-1 win at home to Spurs.

1:36:501:36:52

First-half goals from Jamie Vardy

and Riyad Mahrez put them 2two up.

1:36:521:36:55

Harry Kane pulled one back

for Spurs, but the defeat

1:36:551:36:58

leaves them fifth.

1:36:581:36:59

Manager-less West Bromwich Albion

were 2-0 up at home,

1:36:591:37:01

but Newcastle came back

through Ciaran Clark,

1:37:011:37:03

and an own-goal from

Jonny Evans made it 2-2.

1:37:031:37:06

Brighton and Crystal Palace drew

0-0.

1:37:061:37:14

England's cricketers have set

themselves a curfew of midnight,

1:37:141:37:16

after recent talk about the team's

inappropriate drinking culture.

1:37:161:37:19

The players have also welcomed

the news that Ben Stokes

1:37:191:37:22

is potentially going

to be back playing.

1:37:221:37:24

The all-rounder has flown

to New Zealand to visit family,

1:37:241:37:26

and has held talks with

Canterbury Cricket Club

1:37:261:37:29

about playing for them.

1:37:291:37:30

Stokes has been stopped from playing

for England in the Ashes series

1:37:301:37:33

as he is investigated by police

for an alleged assault outside

1:37:331:37:36

a nightclub in Bristol in September.

1:37:361:37:44

Obviously an Ashes series is a huge

part of anyone's careers, and we are

1:37:441:37:49

here to win the series.

1:37:491:37:55

The good thing for him is that he's

a little bit closer to Australia,

1:37:551:37:59

if that time was to come

that he was to be able to come

1:37:591:38:02

and join the squad.

1:38:021:38:03

But we know no more than that.

1:38:031:38:05

And hopefully, if he can get some

cricket under his belt,

1:38:051:38:08

that would be good for him,

having had a couple of months away

1:38:081:38:12

from the game.

1:38:121:38:13

Finally, if you needed any reminding

of how powerful a scrum is,

1:38:131:38:16

just ask the teams that play

against Hinckley Rugby Club.

1:38:161:38:19

The East Midlands side drove

opponents Luctonians back

1:38:191:38:21

towards their own tryline.

1:38:211:38:22

Not content with that,

they also managed to wipe out

1:38:221:38:25

the goalposts, as well.

1:38:251:38:26

The match continued on another

pitch, as Hinckley won -

1:38:261:38:28

but at a price.

1:38:281:38:30

Replacing the posts

will cost £7,000.

1:38:301:38:38

But having said that, great

advertising. Sheer power there.

1:38:381:38:43

You are watching

Breakfast from BBC News.

1:38:431:38:45

The main stories this

morning: The BBC understands

1:38:451:38:47

that the Government has increased

the amount of money it is offering

1:38:471:38:50

to the EU as part of

the Brexit divorce bill.

1:38:501:38:53

Autistic children in England

are being let down by the education

1:38:531:38:56

system, according to a report seen

exclusively by this programme.

1:38:561:39:05

It is that time of year

when retailers look to recruit extra

1:39:051:39:08

Christmas staff, and research

suggests they could be in for a bit

1:39:081:39:11

of a pay rise.

1:39:111:39:13

Steph is looking at what type

of jobs are out there,

1:39:131:39:15

and what the money is like.

1:39:151:39:21

This is some research about the pay

people get at this time of year.

1:39:211:39:25

Yes that's right -

retailers and other businesses

1:39:251:39:27

are looking to employ extra staff

for the busy Christmas period.

1:39:271:39:30

The Royal Mail is recruiting

an extra 20,000 staff.

1:39:301:39:36

And retailers are taking on tens of

thousands of people.

1:39:361:39:41

But research out today from the jobs

website Adzuna suggests that

1:39:411:39:44

advertised pay for retail jobs is up

7% on this time last year.

1:39:441:39:49

Raj Lal from Totaljobs

is here to make sense of it with me.

1:39:491:39:53

Good morning to you. Tell us a bit

about the type of work which is

1:39:531:39:57

available.

Because this is such a

critical time for so many businesses

1:39:571:40:01

who trade and their peak performance

time is over Christmas, it means

1:40:011:40:05

they have positions they have to

fill which a time sensitive.

1:40:051:40:10

Industries such as hospitality,

driving, logistics, warehouse, with

1:40:101:40:14

record low employment for the last

42 years, it means these are

1:40:141:40:18

positions they have to Phil and they

have to get a competitive edge. They

1:40:181:40:23

may look at a associated with those

roles.

So what type of experience to

1:40:231:40:28

people need for these jobs?

Again,

it varies, but these are afoot in

1:40:281:40:33

the door type jobs. Used to have

students outside of term time doing

1:40:331:40:37

it and now people are looking at it

for extra income, top up work. It

1:40:371:40:42

can lead to permanent jobs, because

of their nature, and if someone does

1:40:421:40:46

well in the job. But yes, it is a

case of we've got the national

1:40:461:40:51

minimum wage, and we are driving

prices up, and to get that

1:40:511:40:55

competitive edge, employers are

having to look at these type of

1:40:551:40:59

roles.

So is it the case that for

some of these jobs which might have

1:40:591:41:03

been just minimum wage in the past

we are seeing companies having to

1:41:031:41:06

pay more?

Absolutely, we have also

got the hospitality industry, where

1:41:061:41:13

they have relied on EU workers. That

has been an industry for the next

1:41:131:41:18

few weeks which has recruited

heavily and is suffering with the

1:41:181:41:22

looming Brexit. In the case of

getting into that, that is what

1:41:221:41:28

companies are having to put

themselves in a position for, and

1:41:281:41:32

employers are having to look at

benefits and flexible working times.

1:41:321:41:35

You mentioned some of the jobs

becoming permanent, but how long are

1:41:351:41:40

these contract for?

They start sort

of mid-November. You have Black

1:41:401:41:45

Friday, cyber Monday, Boxing Day

sales, people want to recruit over

1:41:451:41:49

that period. At what we have seen is

that January is a very busy

1:41:491:41:55

recruitment period. So especially

now we have had stagnation with

1:41:551:41:58

wages due to inflation, you are

looking for people who will look for

1:41:581:42:02

work in January and if you do well

in your temporary job you may be

1:42:021:42:06

kept on a full-time job. January is

often a busy time for recruitment.

1:42:061:42:10

So for people out there who want to

try and make the most of this, which

1:42:101:42:14

area is the best one to try and get

the best money?

It depends on your

1:42:141:42:19

skills. If your customer facing,

retail and hospitality are good for

1:42:191:42:23

that. -- you are customer facing.

You have mentioned some of the

1:42:231:42:29

retailers with online offerings and

having to build new warehouses, but

1:42:291:42:32

it does depend on your skill set.

Thank you for your time.

Thank you.

1:42:321:42:42

Matt is out and

1:42:421:42:43

Thank you for your time.

Thank you.

Matt is out and about. He was

1:42:431:42:44

telling us earlier that 1500 people

go to this out your swimming pool.

1:42:441:42:50

He is not really dressed for a swim

this morning, is he?

No Speedos

1:42:501:42:56

budgie smugglers but you do have the

weather.

No, I don't want to put

1:42:561:43:00

people on -- off their Breakfast

this morning. 1500 people in four

1:43:001:43:09

hours on Christmas Day come here,

and I can see the appeal. It is very

1:43:091:43:13

tempting this morning. It is 28

Celsius, 82 Fahrenheit. Much nicer

1:43:131:43:19

to get in then get out. It is only

two degrees poolside at the moment

1:43:191:43:23

and a bit of a breeze is adding to

the chill. It has not stopped the

1:43:231:43:27

cloud this morning. Not just for

summer, the crowds packing in for

1:43:271:43:32

the winter months as well. If you

are heading off yourself, it is

1:43:321:43:35

getting out which will be the

struggle. Taking a look at the

1:43:351:43:41

forecast, it is one of staying cold

across the UK. We have that wind

1:43:411:43:46

again across eastern parts of the UK

as well. Not quite as strong as

1:43:461:43:49

yesterday. With a subtle change of

wind direction, not as many showers

1:43:491:43:54

towards the south-west of the

country. The shower still packing in

1:43:541:43:57

for north and north-east Scotland.

Sleet and snow, not just over higher

1:43:571:44:01

ground. In the showers in north-east

England dropping a coating across

1:44:011:44:05

the likes of the North York Moors

and the Pennines. Rain in the east

1:44:051:44:10

Midlands towards East Anglia, and a

few more showers later on across the

1:44:101:44:14

south-east compared with yesterday.

Come further west, frosty start, a

1:44:141:44:19

lovely, sunny, crisp start for many.

The shower is limited to the far tip

1:44:191:44:23

across the Isles of Scilly, and not

as many showers here as we had three

1:44:231:44:28

yesterday. Most of Wales starts dry,

sunny and frosty. Watch out for a

1:44:281:44:33

little bit of ice on the same in

Northern Ireland. A bit of sleet

1:44:331:44:38

over higher ground can be expected

as well. Through the day, as I said,

1:44:381:44:43

more showers across eastern England

compared with yesterday. Coming into

1:44:431:44:46

parts of the Midlands as well.

Further west, most of you will stay

1:44:461:44:51

dry and sunny, continuing in

northern Scotland, and for the vast

1:44:511:44:55

majority the bulk of the day will be

dry. Colder than yesterday.

1:44:551:44:59

Temperatures around three to seven

degrees at their very best, and that

1:44:591:45:02

wind will make it feel a bit colder

across the eastern coast. A subtle

1:45:021:45:06

change in wind direction. The

showers across eastern England

1:45:061:45:11

become more confined to coastal

counties. Still an ice risk to go

1:45:111:45:15

with it. Showers in northern

Scotland and Northern Ireland and it

1:45:151:45:19

means that wind direction change.

Showers will push more into the

1:45:191:45:23

south-western parts of Wales and

across Cornwall. Those will be a

1:45:231:45:26

little bit on the wintry side. A

cold start to tomorrow morning.

1:45:261:45:30

Widespread frost for many of you and

fewer showers to begin with across

1:45:301:45:34

eastern England. They will return

through the day across the

1:45:341:45:37

north-east, sleet and snow as well.

Showers for northern Scotland,

1:45:371:45:40

Northern Ireland, and south-west

Wales and the far south-west of

1:45:401:45:45

England. You will notice UK wide

tomorrow more of wind, and that will

1:45:451:45:48

add to the chill. It feel more like

-3 across eastern parts of the

1:45:481:45:53

country. The winds easing down on

Friday. Showers more confined to

1:45:531:45:57

coastal parts of East Anglia and the

far south-east, and it is here we

1:45:571:46:02

could see a bit of sleet mixed in

with those. A few showers in the

1:46:021:46:06

west but through Friday the cloud

increases across Scotland, Northern

1:46:061:46:09

Ireland and eventually northern

England, and that will bring

1:46:091:46:11

slightly less chilly air to take us

into the weekend. Overall this week

1:46:111:46:15

we stay with colder theme.

Temperatures below where they should

1:46:151:46:18

be for the time of year but not

stopping people here from having a

1:46:181:46:22

little dip the waters. -- in the

waters.

1:46:221:46:28

little dip the waters. -- in the

waters.

Thank you very much.

1:46:281:46:32

As we've been hearing,

the Transport Secretary

1:46:321:46:34

Chris Grayling has announced plans

to shake up the railway network

1:46:341:46:37

so that they work

better for passengers.

1:46:371:46:39

Measures include looking

into the possibility of reopening

1:46:391:46:41

lines closed in the 1960s as part

of the Beeching cuts in order

1:46:411:46:44

to ease overcrowding,

as well as splitting up two

1:46:441:46:47

of Britain's biggest rail franchises

to improve their services.

1:46:471:46:50

Let's speak to the Secretary

of State for Transport

1:46:501:46:52

Chris Grayling who joins us

from our Westminster studio.

1:46:521:46:55

Let's talk first of all about these

lines that were closed in the 1960s.

1:46:551:47:00

You are talking about possibly

reopening some of them.

Which ones?

1:47:001:47:03

We are looking at a range. Bristol

where we are putting up a lot of new

1:47:031:47:10

capacity, which opens up the

potential to restart the old line to

1:47:101:47:15

Hendley and Portishead. Bristol

desperately needs more commuter rail

1:47:151:47:20

and that's part of our planned and

it involves bringing back some of

1:47:201:47:24

the routes that were lost in the

1960s.

How are you going to pay for

1:47:241:47:28

it?

If you look at what we've got,

we've just announced a £47 billion

1:47:281:47:33

package to invest in the rails. We

will have funds in that package to

1:47:331:47:38

develop some of these schemes. We've

also announced nearly £2 billion in

1:47:381:47:42

the budget that will fund new

investment in transport in our

1:47:421:47:45

cities. That will inevitably be

involving some rail investments. So

1:47:451:47:54

we have the funds, but we want to

find the right places where it can

1:47:541:47:58

make life better for commuters open

-- and open up potential for housing

1:47:581:48:06

and ease congestion. Is this new

money? It is. Over the past five

1:48:061:48:11

years we've been involved in the

biggest investment programme in the

1:48:111:48:14

railways the steam age. That will

open up with more investments and

1:48:141:48:23

longer trains around the country

funded by the private sector. People

1:48:231:48:27

talk about the renationalisation of

the railways. The private sector is

1:48:271:48:32

paying for new rail carriages all

around the country at the cost of

1:48:321:48:36

billions of pounds, money that would

otherwise be taken away from budgets

1:48:361:48:40

for hospitals and schools. So this

is a good private investment

1:48:401:48:43

programme.

Could you explain to

people who have been affected by the

1:48:431:48:49

scrapping of electrified schemes,

why those have been scrapped and you

1:48:491:48:52

are looking at other schemes?

It is

a simple equation. Should I spend £1

1:48:521:48:58

billion shaving a minute off the

journey time to Sheffield, taking

1:48:581:49:01

longer to deliver new trains? They

will arrive three years earlier than

1:49:011:49:04

would have been the case, rather

than reopening new commuter routes

1:49:041:49:08

and creating new opportunities for

new journeys around the country? I

1:49:081:49:12

think reopening routes is a greater

priority than shaping a minute off

1:49:121:49:16

the journey time on an express

train.

You are well-known Brexiteer.

1:49:161:49:20

That is making the headlines. We are

hearing of a doubling of the

1:49:201:49:25

so-called divorce bill. Are those

figures true? They are saying 35

1:49:251:49:30

million and and offer of £45 billion

-- 35 billion.

There are no numbers

1:49:301:49:38

to discuss this morning. What we

simply said is that we will fulfil

1:49:381:49:43

our obligations built up during the

membership and we want to leave as

1:49:431:49:47

good friends and neighbours and

carry on trading with the EU. It is

1:49:471:49:50

right and proper that we meet our

obligations and that's what we

1:49:501:49:54

intend to do.

Is 35 billion to much?

Is lots of speculation about

1:49:541:49:58

numbers. What I'm saying is that the

tale is up for negotiation and we

1:49:581:50:04

are making good progress with that

and we hope we will move on to

1:50:041:50:08

discussions about trade shortly, but

it is right and proper that we meet

1:50:081:50:11

our obligations. Very clear also

that as the European Union says

1:50:111:50:17

nothing is agreed until everything

is agreed, so this is all part of

1:50:171:50:21

the package going forward.

In any

negotiations you make offers and you

1:50:211:50:25

normally get something in return. If

you are increasing the numbers, what

1:50:251:50:29

are you getting in return?

There's a

lot of speculation about numbers and

1:50:291:50:33

what I would say now is that we are

concentrating on getting through the

1:50:331:50:38

negotiation process, sorting out

proper trading arrangements,

1:50:381:50:41

fulfilling our obligations as they

are current, not as a future member

1:50:411:50:46

of the EU. So it's not about buying

things, it's about fulfilling the

1:50:461:50:50

obligations we built up. There have

been obligations and liabilities

1:50:501:50:56

built up and we will fulfil those

and that's what we are going to do.

1:50:561:51:00

And what about Northern Ireland?

What will happen about the border?

1:51:001:51:04

We've been clear from the start. We

do not want and don't intend to have

1:51:041:51:09

a fixed border between Northern

Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

1:51:091:51:13

David Davis put forward proposals

early about how we could avoid that.

1:51:131:51:16

It's irrelevant anyway because I

believe we will end up with a

1:51:161:51:19

sensible free-trade agreement.

That's good for the EU and the UK.

1:51:191:51:23

We are their biggest export market,

so it makes sense for that to

1:51:231:51:27

happen. There's no need for a border

between Northern Ireland and

1:51:271:51:32

southern island and we have to make

sure there is no fixed border.

1:51:321:51:35

Thanks for joining us. -- southern

Ireland.

1:51:351:51:39

When we send our children to school

we expect them to get the best start

1:51:391:51:44

in life, but sadly for some

with special educational needs that

1:51:441:51:48

There are around 120,000

school-aged children

1:51:481:51:49

in England with autism,

and the vast majority go

1:51:491:51:52

to mainstream schools.

1:51:521:51:53

Yet many are being failed

by the education system.

1:51:531:51:55

A new report by a group of MPs found

70% of parents believe

1:51:551:51:59

the support their child needs is not

being put in place quickly enough,

1:51:591:52:03

with half saying they had to wait

for more than a year.

1:52:031:52:07

40% say their child's school does

not meet their needs.

1:52:071:52:10

Television presenter and vocal coach

Carrie Grant and her husband

1:52:101:52:13

David have four children

with special educational needs.

1:52:131:52:26

Louise spoke to them

about their fight and how they had

1:52:261:52:29

to get their children

the education they deserve.

1:52:291:52:31

I feel desperate for my children.

1:52:311:52:33

I feel really desperate.

1:52:331:52:37

We failed them as parents

because we can't get

1:52:371:52:40

the services that we need.

1:52:401:52:42

We can't get the education

that these children deserve.

1:52:421:52:46

Thank you so much for

inviting me to your house.

1:52:481:52:51

Just run me through the family.

1:52:511:52:54

This one is Olivia, our eldest,

who has dyspraxia, ADHD.

1:52:541:53:00

Talia is autistic.

1:53:001:53:01

She has really struggled at school.

1:53:011:53:04

This is Imogen,

who's 11 going on 12.

1:53:041:53:07

She is autistic and

she also has ADHD.

1:53:071:53:13

And your young boy,

he is adopted, isn't he?

1:53:131:53:16

Yeah.

1:53:161:53:17

So this is Nathan.

1:53:171:53:18

He was adopted when he was two.

1:53:181:53:21

And he has attachment

difficulties, which is

1:53:211:53:23

quite common with children

who have been adopted.

1:53:231:53:26

Four children and seven...

1:53:261:53:27

Seven conditions!

Yeah.

1:53:271:53:31

There's this new parliamentary

report out and how does it affect

1:53:381:53:41

them at school?

1:53:411:53:45

It had a big impact, hasn't it?

1:53:451:53:48

I think the challenges at school

are vast because some

1:53:481:53:52

schools just aren't even looking

at SEN and they don't

1:53:521:53:55

want to look at it.

1:53:551:53:58

The biggest fight would be trying

to access services and often

1:53:581:54:01

sadly trying to get the school

to understand what it is you need.

1:54:011:54:07

That's said in the report.

1:54:071:54:08

70% of parents say support isn't

in place quickly enough

1:54:081:54:11

for their child and nearly 70%

waited for nearly six months.

1:54:111:54:14

What are the biggest issues for you?

1:54:141:54:16

Certainly with our children

the biggest issues

1:54:161:54:18

are anxiety, the fact that they're

not a one size fits all and so much

1:54:181:54:22

of school education is geared

towards one size fits all.

1:54:221:54:26

Our children don't necessarily have

learning disabilities,

1:54:261:54:28

they are super intelligent,

but they are also sick.

1:54:281:54:35

-- they're autistic.

1:54:351:54:39

We are conditioned to judge

the quality of our parenting

1:54:391:54:42

on the happiness

of our children.

1:54:421:54:43

That's so true!

1:54:431:54:44

That's so true.

1:54:441:54:48

And actually you have to find

a different yardstick

1:54:481:54:51

if your children are

on the autistic spectrum.

1:54:511:54:53

What is your judgement

of a good day?

1:54:531:54:55

That you've got through it?

1:54:551:54:56

A good day is that all

the kids are alive.

1:54:561:54:59

Yeah.

1:54:591:55:00

And they all go to bed, asleep,

alive and not feeling as though

1:55:001:55:03

they don't want to see the morning.

1:55:031:55:05

That's a really good day.

1:55:051:55:13

You really get a sense of how it is.

Thank you to them for talking to us.

1:55:131:55:21

This is a 24-hour thing they are

dealing with. We are getting lots of

1:55:211:55:25

messages about teachers and talking

about how perhaps they can help as

1:55:251:55:29

well. Because there is a difficult

conversation. Teachers are trying to

1:55:291:55:38

help, say many, and they are being

hampered by the system.

1:55:381:55:41

Just to give you a flavour, Lee says

all the schools she has worked at

1:55:411:55:48

have been dedicating themselves to

getting the right support. At

1:55:481:55:53

underfunding has affected how

schools work. Staff being overworked

1:55:531:55:59

and stuffing children into class of

over 30.

1:55:591:56:05

Carrie talked about training. I am a

teaching assistant working with a

1:56:051:56:10

severely autistic five-year-old

child. I am one to one with her. She

1:56:101:56:14

is not communicating and often kicks

out and bites me and others. She

1:56:141:56:19

says she has very limited training

in autism, as have other staff. But

1:56:191:56:24

if parents wish their children to be

in a mainstream school, the school

1:56:241:56:28

has no option to accommodate these

children in the best way they can.

1:56:281:56:32

That's interesting because that

parliamentary report also talks in

1:56:321:56:35

little bit about training and access

to training.

1:56:351:56:37

One more from Claire. She says she

feels for parents trying to get

1:56:371:56:42

appropriate education for special

children, but she says stop

1:56:421:56:45

promoting the idea of the school let

me down. She is a maths teacher and

1:56:451:56:49

she knows how hard they work to

accommodate all children, especially

1:56:491:56:53

those with special education needs.

Thank you for all of the comments.

1:56:531:56:56

We are reading them all.

1:56:561:56:59

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:56:591:56:59

Good morning.

1:57:021:57:03

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

1:57:031:57:06

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.

1:57:061:57:09

Police Scotland's chief constable

is on "special leave" and a number

1:57:091:57:12

of senior officers have been

suspended amid allegations of

1:57:121:57:16

criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate accusations

1:57:161:57:19

of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

1:57:191:57:24

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

1:57:241:57:26

under investigation.

1:57:261:57:29

Some of Scotland's most important

industries risk being given a low

1:57:291:57:33

priority in trade talks

between the European Union

1:57:331:57:35

and the UK government.

1:57:351:57:37

That's one of the findings

from research into the links

1:57:371:57:40

between Scottish jobs and current

export patterns, carried

1:57:401:57:43

out for the GMB union.

1:57:431:57:46

It found roughly 80,000 jobs

are directly dependent

1:57:461:57:48

on Scottish exports to the EU.

1:57:481:57:53

Sir Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

1:57:531:57:56

future stars of British sport.

1:57:561:57:57

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

1:57:571:58:00

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

1:58:001:58:03

while plagued with a hip injury.

1:58:031:58:13

I was like maybe this is something

to do when I stop playing,

1:58:141:58:17

looking to help some younger British

1:58:171:58:19

athletes go through that kind

of transition phase from playing

1:58:191:58:22

in the juniors in to senior ranks.

1:58:221:58:31

The achievements of Dr Elsie

Inglis - the founder

1:58:311:58:34

of the Scottish Women's Hospitals -

will be celebrated

1:58:341:58:36

in Edinburgh today,

a century after her death.

1:58:361:58:38

At the outbreak of World War One

she identified a role for women

1:58:381:58:41

to serve in front-line hospitals

but the war office told her to "go

1:58:411:58:44

home and sit still".

1:58:441:58:45

She then offered her services

to Britain's allies who accepted

1:58:451:58:47

and went on to set up hospitals

to treat soldiers all over Europe.

1:58:471:58:50

Now let's get the Breakfast

time weather outlook

1:58:501:58:52

and Kawser is at the map.

1:58:521:58:54

Good morning. Cold and frosty out

there, the risk of icy stretches

1:58:541:58:56

across the North as we continue to

draw in this arctic air. The East

1:58:561:59:03

Coast will see further blustery

showers. Mainly across the north and

1:59:031:59:08

east coast as well, becoming

increasingly wintry at time.

1:59:081:59:12

Elsewhere, bright weather and

feeling cold, temperatures

1:59:121:59:16

struggling at a red 3-5dC. Through

the evening and overnight, the

1:59:161:59:20

showers will become increasingly

wintry. A widespread frost,

1:59:201:59:27

temperatures dipping below freezing,

may be down to minus three or -4,

1:59:271:59:33

and risk of icy stretches again in

the north. Tomorrow we do it all

1:59:331:59:37

again, I see stretches in the North

and feeling cold despite those

1:59:371:59:43

spells of sunshine.

1:59:431:59:46

And that's all for now.

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I'll be back with another

update at 8.25am.

2:00:162:00:16

at the usual address.

Bye bye.

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Good morning it's

Wednesday, 29th November.

2:00:262:00:29

The BBC understands the UK could pay

£35 billion.

2:00:332:00:46

Good morning.

2:00:492:00:51

It's Wednesday, 29th November.

2:00:512:00:53

Also this morning:

2:00:532:00:56

The children with autism being let

down by the system -

2:00:562:00:59

half of parents say they've waited

more than a year for

2:00:592:01:01

the help they need.

2:01:012:01:05

It's a fight. It is a constant

fight. You wouldn't think you'd need

2:01:052:01:08

to fight so much for something that

you should be able to access so

2:01:082:01:12

easily.

2:01:122:01:15

The murders of Lin and Megan Russell

- lawyers for the man convicted

2:01:152:01:18

of killing them say they've

uncovered new evidence that

2:01:182:01:20

could prove his innocence.

2:01:202:01:21

There are big plans

to change our railways.

2:01:212:01:23

The Transport Secretary says

passengers deserve a more reliable

2:01:232:01:25

and efficient service.

2:01:252:01:27

I'll be explaining how

he plans to do it.

2:01:272:01:33

Good morning.

2:01:332:01:34

in Sport.

2:01:342:01:35

England's Women maintain

their perfect start

2:01:352:01:36

in World Cup qualifying.

2:01:362:01:37

Super sub Fran Kirby scoring

with her first kick of the game

2:01:372:01:41

in a 5-0 win over Kazakhstan.

2:01:412:01:43

And a new drive to get us to reduce

the amount of food we throw out -

2:01:432:01:47

we'll have some top tips.

2:01:472:01:49

And it may be freezing but that

hasn't stopped Matt.

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He's out and about with the weather.

2:01:512:01:57

It is two Celsius out here, but the

appeal of the Lido for winter as

2:01:572:02:04

well as summer. If you are outdoors,

it is a cold day today once again.

2:02:042:02:08

Fewer showers around across many

western areas, but it is a wetter

2:02:082:02:11

day for some in the east. A bit of

snow mixed in. I will have the full

2:02:112:02:15

forecast in 15 minutes. See you

then.

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Good morning.

First our main story.

2:02:212:02:25

The BBC understands the Government

has significantly increased

2:02:252:02:27

the amount of money it's offering

to the European Union as part

2:02:272:02:30

of the Brexit divorce bill.

2:02:302:02:31

The figure is believed to be around

double the original figure

2:02:312:02:34

which was just under £18 billion -

although this morning

2:02:342:02:36

Downing Street insists there is no

agreed final figure and that

2:02:362:02:39

negotiations are still going on.

2:02:392:02:40

Earlier the Transport Secretary,

Chris Grayling told this programme

2:02:402:02:44

they are making good

progress in negotiations.

2:02:442:02:48

There is lots of speculation about

numbers. What I'm saying now is that

2:02:482:02:52

detail is for the negotiations.

We're making good progress in those

2:02:522:02:57

negotiations. We hope we will move

on to discussions about trade

2:02:572:03:00

shortly, but it is right and proper

that we meet our obligations, but

2:03:002:03:04

very clear also that as the European

Union itself often says, nothing is

2:03:042:03:08

agreed until everything is agreed.

So this is all part of a package

2:03:082:03:14

going forward.

2:03:142:03:17

Let's get reaction to that

from our Political correspondent,

2:03:172:03:19

Leila Nathoo who's in

Westminster for us.

2:03:192:03:23

It seems the Government line this is

very much part of an on going

2:03:232:03:27

negotiation process?

Yes, ministers

are clear they don't want to be

2:03:272:03:31

pinned down to any specific figure.

Nor do they want to reveal, confirm

2:03:312:03:38

for now that any agreement has been

reached, but what is clear there has

2:03:382:03:41

been an acceptance on the UK side,

the Cabinet is agreed, last week,

2:03:412:03:46

that an increased offer has to be

made to Brussels. That offer is

2:03:462:03:50

being made behind the scenes and it

seems to have been warmly, broadly

2:03:502:03:55

welcomed by those on the EU side.

Now, the figures we are talking

2:03:552:04:02

about, the upper end of those

figures has been dismissed by

2:04:022:04:06

Downing Street, but it is clear this

is significantly more than Theresa

2:04:062:04:09

May had initially said when she made

her offer of about £18 billion in

2:04:092:04:13

her Florence speech. Now, the idea

that Brussels is welcoming this as,

2:04:132:04:20

although nothing has been pinned

down, Brussels is welcoming this as

2:04:202:04:23

a sign that progress is being made

towards sorting out that particular

2:04:232:04:27

matter b, but in December, in a um

can have weeks' time, there is a

2:04:272:04:30

meeting of EU leaders when they will

decide whether to give the green

2:04:302:04:35

light to beginning trade talks this.

Is what the UK has been calling for

2:04:352:04:39

for sometime. The divorce bill seems

to have been sort of broadly agreed

2:04:392:04:43

on. Certainly the principles of it

and a figure, a road range, but the

2:04:432:04:52

Irish border, resolving that, how

about the Irish border work after

2:04:522:04:55

Brexit, that appears to be the main

stumbling block. Certainly the

2:04:552:05:00

obstacle standing in the way for the

EU to give the green light for trade

2:05:002:05:05

talks to begin in a couple of weeks'

time.

2:05:052:05:09

Children with autism in England

are being let down by the education

2:05:132:05:16

system according to a report

by the All Party Parliamentary

2:05:162:05:19

group for autism, seen

exclusively by Breakfast.

2:05:192:05:21

This is Harley - he's now

in a specialist school but his mum

2:05:212:05:24

Natalie says it was a struggle

to get the support he needs.

2:05:242:05:27

It's a fight.

2:05:272:05:28

It is a constant fight.

2:05:282:05:29

You wouldn't think you'd need

to fight so much for something that

2:05:292:05:32

you should be able

to access so easily.

2:05:322:05:37

Natalie is not alone.

2:05:372:05:39

More than 2,000 parents

were surveyed, and nearly three

2:05:392:05:41

in four said they waited more

than six months for the support

2:05:412:05:44

their child is entitled to,

while half said they waited more

2:05:442:05:47

than a year.

2:05:472:05:51

It is shocking that 50% of those

children are not happy in school.

2:05:512:05:54

50% of teachers are not comfortable

teaching those with autism.

2:05:542:05:56

We have to do a lot

better because if one in

2:05:562:05:59

100 have got this incredibly special

feature about them, that they need

2:05:592:06:02

additional help then we're failing

them if we don't give them

2:06:022:06:05

that help.

2:06:052:06:07

The All Party Parliamentary Group

is now calling for a national autism

2:06:072:06:12

and education strategy by the end

of 2019 with more training

2:06:122:06:16

for staff and a curriculum tailored

for individual needs.

2:06:162:06:19

The Department for Education says

"all schools have a duty

2:06:192:06:22

to support children

with special educational needs".

2:06:222:06:23

It says it's given councils

£223 million in extra funding

2:06:232:06:26

to introduce reforms.

2:06:262:06:29

We will be looking at this issue

all morning, so please do send

2:06:292:06:35

us your stories or questions

by email [email protected] or

2:06:352:06:37

tweet us using the hashtag #BBCSend.

2:06:372:06:47

We are reading as many as we can on

air, but we have got a dedicated

2:06:502:06:54

team who are going through

everything because so many stories

2:06:542:06:57

from all sorts of people, including

parents and teachers as well are

2:06:572:07:04

getting in contact us with about our

week-long coverage. Thank you for

2:07:042:07:07

being involved.

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Lawyers for a man found guilty

of murdering a mother and daughter

2:07:092:07:12

in Kent in 1996 say they'll release

significant new evidence today that

2:07:122:07:15

casts doubt on his conviction.

2:07:152:07:19

Lin Russell and her

six-year-old daughter, Megan,

2:07:192:07:21

were attacked as they walked along

a quiet country lane near

2:07:212:07:23

the village of Chillenden in Kent.

2:07:232:07:25

Our correspondent Wyre

Davies has this report.

2:07:252:07:28

It was a notorious murder.

2:07:282:07:29

A brutal, unprovoked attack

in the Kent countryside,

2:07:292:07:32

on a family walking home

from a school swimming gala.

2:07:322:07:35

45-year-old Lin Russell

and her six-year-old

2:07:352:07:37

daughter, Megan, were killed

in the frenzied hammer attack.

2:07:372:07:43

But nine-year-old Josie survived,

despite suffering terrible injuries.

2:07:432:07:47

Michael Stone, a known

criminal and drug addict,

2:07:472:07:49

was arrested a year later in 1997

and found guilty of

2:07:492:07:52

the Russell murders.

2:07:522:07:56

He's serving a life

sentence, but has always

2:07:562:07:58

protested his innocence.

2:07:582:08:00

There's no forensic evidence

against him and he was convicted

2:08:002:08:06

on a disputed confession to a fellow

prisoner and Stone's legal team say

2:08:062:08:13

they now have compelling,

new evidence linking this man,

2:08:132:08:15

Levi Bellfield, to

the Russell murders.

2:08:152:08:16

The killer of schoolgirl

Millie Dowler, Amelie Delagrange

2:08:162:08:20

and Marsha McDonnell is serving two

full life terms and many say

2:08:202:08:25

Bellfield has committed dozens

of similar serious crimes.

2:08:252:08:35

The similarities you've got are,

a woman, a blitz attack

2:08:352:08:38

with something heavy like a hammer.

2:08:382:08:39

Just those features make it

an extremely rare crime.

2:08:392:08:41

I think in the absence of other

facts, he would be a good suspect.

2:08:412:08:45

Two decades after the appalling

Russell murders, lawyers for the man

2:08:452:08:47

convicted of the killings will today

release new evidence that the BBC

2:08:472:08:50

has seen and which they say

means his case must now go

2:08:502:08:53

to the Court of Appeal.

2:08:532:08:56

The Government is considering

breaking up two of the country's

2:08:582:09:01

biggest train operators as part

of a new rail strategy.

2:09:012:09:07

The franchises are Great Western

and GTR which combines Southern,

2:09:072:09:09

Thameslink and Great Northern.

2:09:092:09:10

Ministers are also exploring

the possibility that some

2:09:102:09:14

of the lines closed during the 1960s

could be re-opened.

2:09:142:09:18

They say new rail lines can unlock

jobs, encourage house building

2:09:182:09:21

and ease overcrowding

on the existing network.

2:09:212:09:26

North Korea has test-fired

a ballistic missile which travelled

2:09:262:09:29

a thousand kilometres before falling

into the Sea of Japan.

2:09:292:09:32

The Pentagon said it probably had

intercontinental capability.

2:09:322:09:35

It's the first such launch in more

than two months and comes

2:09:352:09:37

despite continuing international

pressure on North Korea to desist.

2:09:372:09:40

Our Seoul correspondent Paul Adams

is there for us this morning.

2:09:402:09:47

Good morning Paul. Of course, so

many people would like to know the

2:09:472:09:51

details about this missile and it's

capabilities?

Good morning, Louise.

2:09:512:09:55

I think the key things to note about

this missile are it flew longer and

2:09:552:10:02

higher than any of its predecessors

and led many experts and including

2:10:022:10:08

the US Defence Secretary James

Mattis to conclude it is an

2:10:082:10:14

Intercontinental ballistic missile

capable of hitting all of the

2:10:142:10:17

Continental United States. That

represents a leap forward on the

2:10:172:10:20

part of the North Korean, they have

2:10:202:10:23

represents a leap forward on the

a missile capable reaching much

2:10:232:10:24

further than their previous efforts,

but what they lack is the ability to

2:10:242:10:29

put a nuclear warhead on top of the

missile and still fire it

2:10:292:10:33

successfully over a very

long-distance.

Paul Adams, thank you

2:10:332:10:37

very much.

2:10:372:10:39

Apple says it's working to fix

a serious bug in its most recent

2:10:392:10:42

Mac operating system.

2:10:422:10:44

The flaw in the High Sierra software

makes it possible to access

2:10:442:10:47

a Mac computer or laptop

without a password, and gain

2:10:472:10:49

powerful administrator rights.

2:10:492:10:57

A restored white Fiat 126p crowd

funded by residents in a town

2:10:572:11:00

in Poland has finally arrived

in the US destined for the actor

2:11:002:11:03

Tom Hanks as a birthday present.

2:11:032:11:12

One of his fans, Monica Jaskolska,

who is from the town

2:11:122:11:16

where the classic car was made

in the 1970s, noticed the stars

2:11:162:11:19

obsession with the make and decided

to raise money to send him one.

2:11:192:11:23

The car was showcased at a party

for the star's birthday in July

2:11:232:11:26

with money left over

going to the local hospital.

2:11:262:11:33

If you see Mr Hanks in that car, it

is the sort of car you would nobble

2:11:332:11:41

around in.

I think I know what you

mean! Let's hope it works at least.

2:11:412:11:46

The wonderful thing about being on

live TV, sometimes you make up words

2:11:462:11:51

that don't make much sense!

2:11:512:11:58

When it comes to the food

in your kitchen do you know

2:11:582:12:01

the difference between the use by,

best before and sell by dates?

2:12:012:12:04

The waste agency WRAP,

says people are throwing away edible

2:12:042:12:06

food because too many different

terms are used on packaging.

2:12:062:12:08

Let's get more detail on this

from Margaret Bates, professor

2:12:082:12:11

of Sustainable Waste Management

at the University of Northampton.

2:12:112:12:14

If you through that together,

Margaret, it wouldn't make the

2:12:142:12:17

greatest meal in the world, but if

you see the difference. We've got a

2:12:172:12:21

bit of a best before here on the

bread. Best before on the peppers

2:12:212:12:26

and also best before is on the

onions.

On the apples you have got

2:12:262:12:31

display by, I think.

Display until.

Display until. This one is I can't

2:12:312:12:37

find it, use by. Three different

things to look at.

Well, the key

2:12:372:12:41

ones are the use by and the best

before. So, use by means use it by

2:12:412:12:47

then or there might be food safety

issues. Best before is just advice.

2:12:472:12:52

I like really mature cheese so I

always eat my cheese after the best

2:12:522:12:56

before date. Display until, sell by,

I don't see the point of those.

2:12:562:13:03

That's just a message presumably to

the shop that's selling it, isn't

2:13:032:13:05

it?

We don't need to know that. I

agree. But it's really important

2:13:052:13:12

that people understand that use by

is the sort of killer one. That's

2:13:122:13:15

the bit you stick to. Best before is

just guidance. Ignore it if you

2:13:152:13:20

want.

You talk about the killer one.

If you ate that, you could get

2:13:202:13:24

yourself into serious problems?

You

could get ill. I would probably be

2:13:242:13:29

fine especially with my cooking! I'm

pretty immune.

Some people are

2:13:292:13:35

saying smell it, if it is OK, you

can eat it. But it is confusing for

2:13:352:13:40

many others the difference in

terminology and one thing that might

2:13:402:13:42

help to clear it up, you are talking

about stickers which say whether you

2:13:422:13:46

put it in the fridge or freezer?

Going back to the smell thing, if it

2:13:462:13:51

smells off then don't eat it, but if

it doesn't smell off, that doesn't

2:13:512:13:55

mean it is still safe to eat.

Listeria doesn't smell. So, don't

2:13:552:14:00

assume because it smells OK, it's

fine. If doesn't smell OK then you

2:14:002:14:05

can assume it's not. But the idea as

well is that when you pick it up

2:14:052:14:12

with the new guidance that's been

recommended, it should go in the

2:14:122:14:15

fridge, it will have a nice clear

picture of a fridge on it. You don't

2:14:152:14:19

need to hunt through, where is the

label, where is the data I need? The

2:14:192:14:23

other thing that I think is really

good, they are calling for the

2:14:232:14:26

reintroduction of this snowflake

label. The one that says that you

2:14:262:14:29

can freeze it because if you freeze

it, your best before, your use-by

2:14:292:14:35

dates, that clock stops. You put it

in the freezer and it slows

2:14:352:14:39

everything down and it gives you the

opportunity to take chance of those

2:14:392:14:45

bar gains, the reduced price bread

so you can buy it and put it in your

2:14:452:14:50

freezer.

As long as you freeze it by

its use-by date?

Exactly.

We were

2:14:502:14:57

having a discussion about freeze on

day of purchase. Let's say you leave

2:14:572:15:00

some chicken two days in the fridge

and put it in the freezer, when you

2:15:002:15:03

defrosted that, how long can you

leave it before you have to throw

2:15:032:15:07

that chicken out?

2:15:072:15:12

I would defrost it when you want to

eat it, I wouldn't leave it for too

2:15:122:15:15

long. I think the advice is 24

hours. Freeze on day of purchase,

2:15:152:15:20

it's not really that important. The

key thing is to freeze before the

2:15:202:15:25

use by date.

The figures are

staggering about how much food we

2:15:252:15:28

throw away.

Over 7 million tonnes.

The thing I think is important for

2:15:282:15:35

householders is better food waste

management. Reducing our food waste

2:15:352:15:40

can save householders on average

£700 per year. Can you imagine the

2:15:402:15:44

impact that would have on your

Christmas budget if you could save

2:15:442:15:46

£700?

At lot. Onions, you don't put

them in the fridge. Our team were

2:15:462:15:53

confused.

Onions and potatoes, a

cool dark place. Not a cold dark

2:15:532:16:00

place. The other thing with fridges,

the temperature of your fridge is

2:16:002:16:05

important. 5 degrees or less. For

every degree above five, you lose a

2:16:052:16:12

day of product life. Check the

temperature in your fridge, as well.

2:16:122:16:14

That's useful.

I got shot in a

fridge once in a burger joint which

2:16:142:16:21

was a bit colder.

One of those big

industrial fridges. I escaped. There

2:16:212:16:27

was a tiny gap at the bottom and I

put a line of cheese slices out

2:16:272:16:31

through the gap.

No!

Honestly! It

was soundproofed. Suddenly walked

2:16:312:16:39

past, saw the line of cheese singles

and let me out.

That fridge was not

2:16:392:16:46

working because they shouldn't have

been a gap!

I had to force the

2:16:462:16:51

rubber bottom up.

That's one of my

worst nightmares!

Have you got

2:16:512:16:56

clammy hands again?

2:16:562:17:05

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:17:052:17:07

He's at a lido in south west London.

2:17:072:17:09

A very good morning from Hampton

pool to the west of London. A lovely

2:17:092:17:13

shot showing the pool is full and

has been since 6am all stop the pool

2:17:132:17:18

opened in 1922 and other than five

years when it is closed by the

2:17:182:17:22

council, it has been open every

since. Still pulling in the cloud,

2:17:222:17:27

open every day of the year. About 14

people in there at the moment. Looks

2:17:272:17:31

lovely. 28 degrees in the pool. Pool

side it is colder. Let's take a look

2:17:312:17:40

at the forecast.

2:17:402:17:41

A chilly start and the forecast for

the UK is staying cold again across

2:17:442:17:49

the country and with a bit of a

chilly wind across eastern parts of

2:17:492:17:53

the country, as well. A mixture of

sunshine and showers again. Showers

2:17:532:17:57

most likely across northern and

eastern areas today. A few showers

2:17:572:18:01

across Scotland, Winter in nature.

Fine crisp and cold across central

2:18:012:18:06

and southern Scotland. We have snow

showers across north-east England at

2:18:062:18:10

the moment giving a covering over

the hills. Rain showers further

2:18:102:18:13

south. Showers more abundant across

eastern part of this morning,

2:18:132:18:17

compared with yesterday. The western

half of the country, fewer showers

2:18:172:18:20

in Cornwall. One or two in Wales but

not as many as yesterday. Much of

2:18:202:18:26

western England and Wales bright,

crisp and sunny this morning with a

2:18:262:18:30

frost. Little bit of ice in one or

two spots, as there may be in

2:18:302:18:34

Northern Ireland. The main ice risk

is in northern Scotland. Northern

2:18:342:18:37

Ireland will see a few showers this

morning and through the day. Mainly

2:18:372:18:41

rain but a bit of sleet and snow for

the high ground can't be ruled out.

2:18:412:18:45

We'll continue to see showers in

particular the north-east of

2:18:452:18:50

England, wintry at times with cold

air in place. It will feel chilly

2:18:502:18:53

down the eastern coast with the

strongest winds. A lot of you will

2:18:532:18:59

stay dry through the day, with

western England, much of Wales and

2:18:592:19:03

south-west Scotland, but even here

tempered his are down on yesterday.

2:19:032:19:07

Three to 7 degrees at best. This

evening and overnight, a subtle

2:19:072:19:11

change in wind direction. Those more

north-westerly and that means

2:19:112:19:14

eastern part of England, the showers

will become confined to the coast.

2:19:142:19:19

In south-west Wales, Cornwall, more

showers again and they may have a

2:19:192:19:22

bit of sleet and snow. In between,

temperatures drop below freezing. A

2:19:222:19:26

cold start to Thursday morning.

Frosty but also with more of a

2:19:262:19:31

breeze, so an added wind chill.

Tomorrow, eastern England, not as

2:19:312:19:34

many showers. More showers to the

west of the country but through the

2:19:342:19:38

day, showers and start to Bush in

through north-east England again.

2:19:382:19:41

Eastern parts of Scotland. More snow

with those, stronger wind and an

2:19:412:19:45

added wind chill tomorrow. The

coldest feeling day of the week, it

2:19:452:19:50

will feel like -3 across some parts

of eastern England. Wind eases in

2:19:502:19:56

Friday, showers across the coastal

parts of East Anglia and the

2:19:562:19:59

south-east of England. Don't be

surprised if you see sleet and snow

2:19:592:20:03

mixed in. Generally most places will

be dry, clouding over from the

2:20:032:20:06

north-west through the day and that

will eventually bring in something a

2:20:062:20:10

little less chilly to take us into

the weekend. Thursday looking the

2:20:102:20:13

coldest day of the week. Nothing

untoward. It is the end of November

2:20:132:20:19

tomorrow, but certainly something.

Let me introduce you to Daniel, one

2:20:192:20:26

of the lifeguards. If you're feeling

sorry for us standing out here, feel

2:20:262:20:30

sorry for him. Sits outside for 40

minutes in the hour. He has a lovely

2:20:302:20:35

day ahead of him tomorrow.

2:20:352:20:37

minutes in the hour. He has a lovely

day ahead of him tomorrow.

It is

2:20:372:20:37

quite extraordinary to see you

standing there dressed in a big coat

2:20:372:20:45

and people swimming behind you. It

is fantastic.

I feel a bit of a

2:20:452:20:52

wimp! 28 degrees in there is

probably much nicer than out here.

2:20:522:20:56

Stay out of the water!

He hasn't got

his swimmers with him.

he says!

2:20:562:21:04

The government is considering

breaking up two of the country's

2:21:042:21:07

biggest train operators as part

of a new rail strategy.

2:21:072:21:09

The franchises are Great Western

and GTR - which combines Southern,

2:21:092:21:12

Thameslink and Great Northern.

2:21:122:21:12

Steph is here with more details.

2:21:122:21:15

This is the government's rail

strategy, trying to make services

2:21:152:21:20

more efficient and reliable for

passengers. Something like 1.7

2:21:202:21:23

billion people use the trains, the

rail system, so the government has

2:21:232:21:27

said they want to make things better

for people and there's lots of ways

2:21:272:21:30

they want to do this. A lot of it is

they want to do this. A lot of it is

2:21:302:21:34

about who runs which bits of the

system. You have Network Rail in

2:21:342:21:39

charge of maintenance and some

stations. Then the train operators

2:21:392:21:42

run the different trains on

different lines. They operate as

2:21:422:21:47

franchises essentially. They want to

break up some of the bigger ones to

2:21:472:21:50

make it easier for the company is to

be able to offer more reliable

2:21:502:21:56

services because they'll be

concentrating on smaller bits of the

2:21:562:21:59

system. They're also one about

reopening some old lines, as well.

2:21:592:22:02

You might remember back in the

1960s, a few lines were closed,

2:22:022:22:08

called the beaching lines. Dan's

looking at the floor, saying,

2:22:082:22:12

neither of us were alive then!

That's one of the plans and they are

2:22:122:22:16

asking councils to give them an idea

of which routes would be best to

2:22:162:22:24

promote the local economy. You asked

Chris Grayling where the money would

2:22:242:22:28

come from.

We've announced a £47

billion package to invest in the

2:22:282:22:36

come from.

We've announced a £47

railways in 2024. Will have funds in

2:22:362:22:38

that package to develop some of

these schemes. We've also announced

2:22:382:22:41

nearly £2 billion in the budget that

will fund new investment in

2:22:412:22:45

transport in our cities. That will

inevitably involves some rail

2:22:452:22:50

reopening, investments. We have

funds available to bring some of

2:22:502:22:53

these routes back into use. What we

want to do is find the right places

2:22:532:22:57

where it can make life better for

commuters, it can unlock the

2:22:572:23:01

potential for housing developments.

Congestion in city centres.

Good

2:23:012:23:08

question, thanks.

I have to remind

you to remind us.

I forgot earlier.

2:23:082:23:12

Next week we are doing a series on

kids learning about finance and

2:23:122:23:16

doing jobs. I know you both had jobs

as teenagers and so did I so I want

2:23:162:23:21

pictures of people from when they

were a child doing these jobs or

2:23:212:23:23

pictures from notes teenage years.

We'll print it out and make a big

2:23:232:23:28

display. Please sent in what your

job was and your name and a picture

2:23:282:23:31

from that time. Preferably doing the

job, although that may be tricky.

I

2:23:312:23:37

won't send you a picture, I was

picking up manure.

I can't send you

2:23:372:23:42

a picture of me stuck in a fridge

because it was pitch black. I can

2:23:422:23:46

recreate it.

That's next week,

please send them in by Twitter,

2:23:462:23:50

e-mail, the usual.

2:23:502:23:54

This morning we've been hearing

about how living with a special

2:23:542:23:57

educational need can

be hugely challenging.

2:23:572:23:58

For those living with autism,

an extra obstacle can be trying

2:23:582:24:01

to overcome other people's attitudes

towards the condition.

2:24:012:24:03

With that in mind, here's a guide

of what not to say to someone

2:24:032:24:06

on the autistic spectrum.

2:24:062:24:10

I touched the bowl.

2:24:102:24:11

I'm so eager!

2:24:112:24:12

What have we got?

2:24:122:24:13

I get this a lot.

2:24:132:24:15

You know what it's like?

2:24:152:24:16

That's how I feel.

2:24:162:24:20

You don't look autistic.

2:24:202:24:21

What?

2:24:212:24:22

Great.

2:24:222:24:24

Because autistic people

all look the same.

2:24:242:24:26

Yeah, I've got that one.

2:24:262:24:27

I've got people saying to me, oh,

you look fine, Leanne!

2:24:272:24:30

I think if I had a pound for every

time someone said to me

2:24:302:24:33

"you don't look autistic",

I could afford a real tan.

2:24:332:24:35

They mean well because I think

what that means is I have this

2:24:352:24:40

preconceptions and you just broken

them, so I find that interesting.

2:24:402:24:44

But how it comes out

is quite stigmatising.

2:24:442:24:47

They think of someone with autism

and they think of your typical

2:24:472:24:50

Sheldon Cooper type,

or someone who doesn't

2:24:502:24:52

speak to anyone, is rude,

who is a genius and that simply

2:24:522:24:55

isn't the case.

2:24:552:24:58

There's definitely a media

image of how autistic

2:24:582:24:59

people are portrayed.

2:24:592:25:02

Always men or children!

2:25:022:25:04

It's like, where are the girls?

2:25:042:25:07

Everyone is a little autistic.

2:25:072:25:10

This is where I want one

of those eye roll emojis.

2:25:102:25:13

So we're taught in school

we've got five senses.

2:25:132:25:15

Wrong.

2:25:152:25:16

We've got six.

2:25:162:25:17

The sixth one being our theory

of mind, the ability to understand

2:25:172:25:20

everyone else's thought processes.

2:25:202:25:21

You don't have that instinctive

understanding of body language.

2:25:212:25:23

We rely on people's body language

and they lie with their body

2:25:232:25:26

language and that just

makes me angry.

2:25:262:25:28

So if you have the ability to do

that, please don't ever say

2:25:282:25:31

you could be a little bit autistic.

2:25:312:25:32

Just stop.

2:25:322:25:35

Autistic people don't feel empathy.

2:25:352:25:40

We do feel empathy.

2:25:402:25:42

We understand emotions.

2:25:422:25:44

If anything, we feel

things much harder.

2:25:442:25:46

For me, it's very hard to sometimes

put myself in another person's shoes

2:25:462:25:49

and people mistake that

for a lack of empathy.

2:25:492:25:51

Yeah.

2:25:512:25:57

I will know, you know,

I remember their shoes,

2:25:572:25:59

they were brown, they had the blue

shoelaces, so I do have that

2:25:592:26:02

and I really quite like that.

2:26:022:26:03

We can just be ourselves.

2:26:032:26:06

And just being ourselves

is, like, a blast.

2:26:062:26:08

It's nuts.

2:26:082:26:10

It's like being on a permanent

roller-coaster because you see

2:26:102:26:12

all these things that other

people don't see.

2:26:122:26:14

It's something of a

unique gift, I reckon.

2:26:142:26:16

We've got gifts that we can

actually give to the world.

2:26:162:26:19

Yeah!

2:26:192:26:20

I had someone genuinely say

to me, if you could get

2:26:202:26:22

it cured, would you?

2:26:222:26:23

No!

2:26:232:26:25

It's like...

2:26:252:26:26

What?

2:26:262:26:27

I was like, what?

2:26:272:26:29

No, that's like saying, would

you change yourself as a person?

2:26:292:26:31

Your whole identity?

2:26:312:26:32

We are winners!

2:26:322:26:33

We are winners!

2:26:332:26:34

High five!

2:26:342:26:40

Thanks to our colleagues

at BBC three for that short film.

2:26:402:26:47

If you'd like to get in touch

with us about your stories,

2:26:472:26:51

email [email protected], or

tweet us using the hashtag #BBCSend.

2:26:512:26:55

You know Mr Olympia is coming on?

Kelly you told me that a moment ago.

2:26:552:27:02

With his big muscles. Six times!

Same as Arnold Schwarzenegger.

2:27:022:27:05

You'll be live later.

2:27:052:27:06

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

2:27:062:27:08

Good morning.

2:27:122:27:13

The East Dunbartonshire MP

and Deputy Leader of the UK

2:27:132:27:16

Lib Dems, Jo Swinson,

is being investigated by police

2:27:162:27:19

over her general election spending.

2:27:192:27:22

It's understood she'd been reported

by a constituent last week.

2:27:222:27:26

A Liberal Democrat spokesman

confirmed a complaint had been

2:27:262:27:29

received by the police and the force

were making preliminary enquiries.

2:27:292:27:34

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

2:27:342:27:37

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.

2:27:372:27:40

Police Scotland's chief constable

is on "special leave" and a number

2:27:402:27:43

of senior officers have been

suspended amid allegations of

2:27:432:27:47

criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate accusations

2:27:472:27:53

of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

2:27:532:27:55

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

2:27:552:27:57

under investigation.

2:27:572:28:02

Some of Scotland's most important

industries risk being given a low

2:28:022:28:05

priority in trade talks

between the European Union

2:28:052:28:07

and the UK government.

2:28:072:28:08

That's one of the findings

from research into the links

2:28:082:28:11

between Scottish jobs and current

export patterns, carried

2:28:112:28:13

out for the GMB union.

2:28:132:28:16

It found roughly 80,000 jobs

are directly dependent

2:28:162:28:20

on Scottish exports to the EU.

2:28:202:28:26

Sir Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

2:28:262:28:29

future stars of British sport.

2:28:292:28:30

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

2:28:302:28:33

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

2:28:332:28:36

while plagued with a hip injury.

2:28:362:28:39

I was like maybe this is something

to do when I stop playing,

2:28:392:28:42

looking to help some younger British

2:28:422:28:45

athletes go through that

kind of transition phase

2:28:452:28:50

from going in the juniors

in to senior ranks.

2:28:502:28:56

Now let's get the Breakfast

time weather outlook

2:28:562:28:57

and Kawser is at the map.

2:28:572:29:02

Good morning. A cold and frosty

start with a risk of icy patches.

2:29:022:29:12

Showers become increasingly wintry

across the far north and east coast.

2:29:122:29:17

Elsewhere, dry weather and

temperature are struggling at

2:29:172:29:20

between 3-5dC. This evening, clear

spells across central and southern

2:29:202:29:26

areas. A widespread frost as

temperatures widely dip below

2:29:262:29:32

freezing, as be as low as -3 or -4

Celsius for spots on the site. This

2:29:322:29:39

showers Ember -- went three times.

Plenty of dry and bright weather

2:29:392:29:46

elsewhere about feeling bitterly

cold in those northerly winds. That

2:29:462:29:49

is your forecast for now.

2:29:492:29:50

Now, its over to Kaye Adams to find

out what's happening

2:29:502:29:53

on BBC Radio Scotland

from nine o'clock.

2:29:532:30:01

The Chief Constable, the Assistant

Chief Constable and three other

2:30:012:30:05

senior police officers are under

investigation. How do you feel about

2:30:052:30:09

what is happening in police

Scotland? Does it affect your

2:30:092:30:14

confidence in the force. Is Meghan

Markle and actor or actress. We are

2:30:142:30:18

all in a city escape for the

Liverpool of Spain.

2:30:182:30:24

And that's all for now.

2:30:242:30:25

I'll be back with the headlines

around nine o'clock.

2:30:252:30:27

Back to Dan and Louise.

2:30:282:30:30

Welcome back.

2:30:362:30:39

This is Breakfast with Dan Walker

and Louise Minchin.

2:30:392:30:42

Let's bring you up-to-date with some

of our main stories.

2:30:422:30:46

The Government has significantly

increased the amount of money it's

2:30:462:30:48

offering to the European Union

as part of the Brexit divorce bill,

2:30:482:30:51

the BBC understands.

2:30:512:30:52

The figure is believed to be around

double the original figure,

2:30:522:30:55

which was just under £$18 billion.

2:30:552:30:57

This morning Downing Street insists

there is no agreed final figure

2:30:572:31:00

and that negotiations

are still going on.

2:31:002:31:04

Michel Barnier says he hopes to

report on an agreement on financial

2:31:042:31:08

terms in coming days. Earlier,

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

2:31:082:31:13

said that good progress was being

made in negotiations.

2:31:132:31:18

There is lots of

speculation about numbers.

2:31:182:31:20

What I'm saying now is that detail

is for the negotiations.

2:31:202:31:23

We're making good progress

in those negotiations.

2:31:232:31:24

We hope we will move

on to discussions about trade

2:31:242:31:27

shortly, but it is right and proper

that we meet our obligations, but

2:31:272:31:30

very clear also that

as the European Union

2:31:302:31:32

itself often says, nothing

is

2:31:322:31:33

agreed until everything is agreed.

2:31:332:31:34

So this is all part

of a package going forward.

2:31:342:31:37

Children with autism

in England are being let down

2:31:372:31:39

by the education system,

according to a report

2:31:392:31:41

by the All Party Parliamentary group

for Autism, which has been seen

2:31:412:31:44

exclusively by Breakfast.

2:31:442:31:47

Nearly three in four parents said

they waited more than six months

2:31:472:31:50

for the support their child

is entitled to, while half said

2:31:502:31:53

they waited more than a year.

2:31:532:31:55

The Department for Education says

"all schools have a duty

2:31:552:31:57

to support children

with special educational needs".

2:31:572:32:02

It says it's given councils

£223 million in extra funding

2:32:022:32:04

to introduce reforms.

2:32:042:32:08

Lawyers for Michael Stone,

the man found guilty of murdering

2:32:082:32:11

a mother and daughter in Kent

in 1996 say they'll release

2:32:112:32:14

significant new evidence today that

casts doubt on his conviction.

2:32:142:32:22

Lyn Russell and her six-year-old

daughter Megan were attacked

2:32:222:32:24

as they walked along a quiet country

lane near the village of Chillenden,

2:32:242:32:27

south-east of Canterbury.

2:32:272:32:29

North Korea has carried out another

ballistic missile test -

2:32:292:32:32

its first for two months.

2:32:322:32:34

North Korean officials say

the missile which landed in Japanese

2:32:342:32:36

waters is a new type of weapon

and its most powerful yet.

2:32:362:32:42

Experts believe that North Korea has

demonstrated for the first time

2:32:422:32:45

that it could now hit most

of the American mainland.

2:32:452:32:47

President Donald Trump

was briefed while the missile

2:32:472:32:49

was still in the air.

2:32:492:32:54

Two of the country's

largest rail franchises,

2:32:542:32:56

Great Western and Govia Thameslink,

could be broken up as part of

2:32:562:32:59

a new strategy to improve services.

2:32:592:33:04

Ministers are also considering

reversing railway line closures

2:33:042:33:06

introduced in the 1960s.

2:33:062:33:09

It's part of the Government's rail

strategy, which will

2:33:092:33:11

be unveiled today.

2:33:112:33:12

Labour says the ideas

are "flimsy re-announcements".

2:33:122:33:17

We were saying earlier everyone has

a how-to or street near them which

2:33:212:33:25

goes bonkers over Christmas, and you

like to drive by to see what is

2:33:252:33:30

going on. Wait for this.

2:33:302:33:37

An entire street in Hampshire has

been decorated with festive lights

2:33:372:33:39

by a man who really loves Christmas.

2:33:392:33:41

Ged Hollyoake, started the tradition

of working with his neighbours

2:33:412:33:43

to decorate their homes

13 years ago.

2:33:432:33:45

This year, hundreds of people turned

up to see the switch-on

2:33:452:33:48

of the lights, which have

gained international prominence.

2:33:482:33:50

So far £50,000 has been

raised for charity,

2:33:502:33:52

and the lights attract thousands

of people in the run

2:33:522:33:54

up to Christmas.

2:33:542:33:55

I just think that's wonderful. If

you moved into that street, you

2:33:552:33:59

would feel a little bit of pressure

to conform! Imagine if you were the

2:33:592:34:06

one family who didn't want to take

part.

2:34:062:34:08

That brings you up to date.

2:34:082:34:12

I can see pictures of the pool where

Matt will bring us the weather. Look

2:34:122:34:18

at that. I have been inspired by the

swimmers this morning. I have been

2:34:182:34:23

slightly disappointed that no one

has gone for the butterfly stroke

2:34:232:34:25

today.

It is quite difficult to sustain it

2:34:252:34:31

for any length of time!

It looks good on telly, though. This

2:34:312:34:37

is what else we have got coming for

you on the programme this morning:

2:34:372:34:44

Ahead of tonight's MOBO Awards,

we'll meet the Choir Master

2:34:442:34:47

who is leading a 60 singers

who either have sickle cell or have

2:34:472:34:50

been directly affected by it.

2:34:502:34:52

He'll tell us why they are appealing

for new black blood donors to help

2:34:522:34:55

with the genetic blood condition.

2:34:552:34:57

As part of our series looking

at children with special educational

2:34:572:34:59

needs, I've been speaking

to the presenter and vocal coach

2:34:592:35:06

Carrie Grant and her husband David

about the fight they've had

2:35:062:35:09

to get their children

the education they deserve.

2:35:092:35:11

Andy Murray is one of

Britain's greatest athletes.

2:35:112:35:13

We've been speaking to the double

Wimbledon champion about his plans

2:35:132:35:15

to mentor the nation's

future sporting stars.

2:35:152:35:22

And we've got Mr Olympia. Six times,

he has won, alongside Arnold

2:35:222:35:31

Schwarzenegger. And we are talking

about food waste, he doesn't waste

2:35:312:35:35

food. Ate chicken breast,

back-to-back. That is breakfast!

2:35:352:35:46

Onto the sport.

2:35:462:35:50

England are flying now, the players

have been galvanised, the players

2:35:502:36:01

are responding well to the new

coach. Fran Kirby came on as a super

2:36:012:36:07

sub. A comfortable win over

Kazakhstan last night.

2:36:072:36:13

Mel Lawley scored the only

goal in the first half.

2:36:132:36:15

Before England turned it on ion

the second scoring four

2:36:152:36:18

goals in 12 minutes -

Super sub Fran Kirby grabbed

2:36:182:36:20

a penalty, before setting up

Nikita Parris for her first

2:36:202:36:22

and England's third.

2:36:222:36:27

5-0, they won.

2:36:272:36:31

What chances of Mo Marley

getting the job full time?

2:36:312:36:33

Obviously there was a process,

an application process,

2:36:332:36:35

on the 17th.

2:36:352:36:36

That's when, obviously,

the time was when I first did it.

2:36:362:36:39

I agreed to put a CV in,

and we said we'll have a look at it

2:36:392:36:43

at the end of it.

2:36:432:36:50

I think now it's about letting

the players enjoy it.

2:36:502:36:53

Hopefully the players are pleased

with their own performances,

2:36:532:36:55

and then we'll all sit

down and have a look,

2:36:552:36:57

and decide what's right

for the team moving forward.

2:36:572:36:59

But Wales will end 2017 top

of the group after they beat

2:36:592:37:02

Bosnia Herzegovina 1-0,

Kayleigh Green the scorer.

2:37:022:37:04

They've played a game

more than England.

2:37:042:37:05

Northern Ireland beat

Slovakia 3-1 in their group.

2:37:052:37:07

Now, it appears scoring

four goals isn't enough

2:37:072:37:17

to please Jose Mourinho.

2:37:172:37:26

The Manchester

2:37:262:37:27

United manager blamed his

side for not scoring

2:37:272:37:28

more in a 4-2 win over Watford.

2:37:282:37:30

The ones they did score

were pretty impressive though.

2:37:302:37:32

Ashley Young with this

great free kick.

2:37:322:37:34

Watford pulled it back to 3-2,

but Jesse Lingard scored a brilliant

2:37:342:37:37

solo goal and are now five points

behind Manchester City

2:37:372:37:39

at the top of the table.

2:37:392:37:41

Here's another cracker

from Riyad Mahrez.

2:37:412:37:42

It helped his side Leicester

to a 2-1 win over Tottenham.

2:37:422:37:45

As Newcastle came from 2-0 down,

to draw two all with managerless

2:37:452:37:48

West Brom thanks to an own

goal from Jonny Evans.

2:37:482:37:50

In the other game Brighton

and Crystal Palace drew 0-0.

2:37:502:37:52

Not as good as the others! But they

all count, don't they?

2:37:522:37:56

Now, look who's arrived down under.

2:37:562:37:58

Could it be to rescue

England after defeat

2:37:582:38:00

in the opening Ashes Test.

2:38:002:38:01

It's Ben Stokes.

2:38:012:38:04

And as you can see on his trolley,

he happens to have his kit with him.

2:38:042:38:10

He says he is just there to visit

his mum and dad. But it is fuelling

2:38:102:38:14

rumours that he could play.

2:38:142:38:17

He hasn't been picked for the squad

after an incident outside

2:38:172:38:20

a bristol nightclub.

2:38:202:38:21

The players say they're introducing

a midnight curfew to avoid any

2:38:212:38:24

incidents related to drinking.

2:38:242:38:29

He's one of the greatest British

athletes of all time,

2:38:302:38:32

and now he wants to mentor

the nation's future sporting stars.

2:38:322:38:35

Double Wimbledon champion

Andy Murray has started

2:38:352:38:37

a new venture in sports management.

2:38:372:38:38

Among his first recruits

2:38:382:38:39

are 20-year-old twin sprinters.

2:38:392:38:46

He's been speaking to David Ornstein

about his new venture.

2:38:462:38:48

He's one of the greatest British

athletes of the modern, or perhaps,

2:38:482:38:51

any era.

2:38:512:38:52

Hello.

2:38:522:38:53

Andy, very nice to see you.

2:38:532:38:54

How are you doing?

2:38:542:38:55

Are you all right?

2:38:552:38:56

Really good, thanks.

2:38:562:38:57

How's things?

2:38:572:38:59

And speaking for

the first time about

2:38:592:39:00

his career off the court,

Andy Murray told me of his plans to

2:39:002:39:03

nurture the nation's

future sports stars.

2:39:032:39:05

Ideally we want to work with

the best and, you know, the best

2:39:052:39:08

British athletes, whether that's

male or female, and trying to help

2:39:082:39:11

some go through that kind of

transition phase from juniors into

2:39:112:39:13

the senior ranks.

2:39:132:39:14

And, you know, maybe help

mentor some of those

2:39:142:39:16

athletes along the way.

2:39:162:39:19

Among the first to join

Murray's management

2:39:192:39:21

company are twin sisters Shannon

and Cheriece Hylton.

2:39:212:39:24

20-year-old sprinters

with the next Olympics in

2:39:242:39:26

their sights.

2:39:262:39:29

Even though he's in a different

sport to us, I feel like

2:39:292:39:32

the attributes and the qualities

you need to have to be at the top of

2:39:322:39:35

your sport is universal.

2:39:352:39:40

It requires a certain

level of skill to achieve

2:39:402:39:42

what he's achieved and to be number

one in the world in your sport and

2:39:422:39:46

just maintain that as well

and I think that's

2:39:462:39:48

what we want to do,

you

2:39:482:39:49

know, we want to be at the top

of our game in our sport.

2:39:492:39:53

Well, from new environments

to those more

2:39:532:39:54

familiar.

2:39:542:39:55

Murray is also keen to nurture up

and coming talent in the

2:39:552:39:58

sport he knows best.

2:39:582:39:59

I'll try and get as much

as I can from it in

2:39:592:40:02

terms of the knowledge

of his tennis.

2:40:022:40:06

He's won Slams, and the fact that

he's still thinking about

2:40:062:40:08

helping younger players shows how

much he cares about the next

2:40:082:40:11

generation coming up.

2:40:112:40:15

Recruits will have a direct

line into the two-time

2:40:152:40:23

Wimbledon champion and access

to much of the same support, sports

2:40:232:40:25

science, nutrition,

facilities and more.

2:40:252:40:27

They're obviously amazing

athletes, the sprinters.

2:40:272:40:28

He's looking to take

on athletes from

2:40:282:40:30

other sports too, imparting his

knowledge, experience, and some key

2:40:302:40:32

lessons.

2:40:322:40:36

You know, I signed with a management

company for the first time

2:40:362:40:39

when I was 12 or 13 years old,

which to me is ridiculous.

2:40:392:40:42

It's way, way too young.

2:40:422:40:44

You don't need that pressure,

and you can get yourself

2:40:442:40:46

into trouble by signing long-term

contracts that are maybe not serving

2:40:462:40:49

your best interests.

2:40:492:40:53

Little things like that

that you can avoid if

2:40:532:40:55

you've got the right

people around you.

2:40:552:41:00

And it's that kind of setup

which Murray intends to create in

2:41:002:41:03

the hope that his example can pave

the way for others to follow.

2:41:032:41:06

David Ornstein, BBC News.

2:41:062:41:10

And follow they will, I'm sure!

It

is interesting, because when it

2:41:142:41:19

comes to making a decision whether

or not to go and sign of Andy

2:41:192:41:23

Murray's company, it is that 5%.

What it is that make you one of the

2:41:232:41:28

top sports stars. How do you get to

the very top? And if they can tap

2:41:282:41:31

into a little bit of that, he can

try to share that with them.

2:41:312:41:34

And as a mentor, he sounds like he

was to get involved, he is not

2:41:342:41:48

saying, I'm having another baby, I'm

busy right now.

2:41:482:41:51

Thank you. .

2:41:512:41:53

For decades we have been

launching rockets, satellites

2:41:542:41:56

as well as astronauts into space -

but what goes up doesn't

2:41:562:41:58

necessarily come back down.

2:41:582:42:00

Around half a million pieces

of debris are thought to be hurtling

2:42:002:42:02

through space and now scientists

are warning that so-called space

2:42:022:42:05

junk is putting vital

satellites at risk.

2:42:052:42:08

Now broken no bigger than a washing

machine has been designed to clean

2:42:082:42:11

up celestial clutter. First let's

have a look at how it all works.

2:42:112:42:20

# Can I watch the stars?

2:42:542:42:57

# Can I watch the stars?

2:42:582:43:01

# Can I watch the stars?

2:43:022:43:05

# Can I watch the stars?

2:43:062:43:09

# The stars?

2:43:102:43:11

# The stars?

2:43:122:43:13

Simon Fellowes, the project manager

from RemoveDebris, joins us now.

2:43:162:43:23

I love how we tend to measure things

in the size of double-decker buses.

2:43:232:43:28

Everything is measured by the size

of double-decker buses! How much of

2:43:282:43:30

this debris is there?

There are

large pieces, and the largest piece

2:43:302:43:38

that is causing concern is

approximately the size of a

2:43:382:43:41

double-decker bus, it may be doesn't

quite look that way.

If you turned

2:43:412:43:46

your telly on halfway through that,

and saw a bus going around space,

2:43:462:43:50

you would wonder what was happening!

How fast is it travelling?

Some of

2:43:502:43:55

it could be travelling at 17,000

mph, so if you imagine two pieces

2:43:552:44:00

colliding at that speed, it could

cause an issue.

And what are the

2:44:002:44:05

concerns about having this space

junk?

The greatest concern is the

2:44:052:44:10

damage it could do to other

spacecraft which are active and

2:44:102:44:14

performing some useful task, and if

you took B sample to the very worst

2:44:142:44:18

case, it could knock out

communications and other things in

2:44:182:44:20

space.

One of the fact that came up

in the piece was that a speck of

2:44:202:44:25

paint caused damage to the

International Space Station, so

2:44:252:44:28

imagine what something the size of a

double-decker bus could do.

Exactly

2:44:282:44:32

that, so even small things

travelling very quickly could cause

2:44:322:44:35

quite a lot of damage just because

of the energy that they have.

So the

2:44:352:44:39

idea is that you send up a small

spacecraft. A washing machine! And

2:44:392:44:45

how is it going to pick up the junk?

The idea behind the project is it

2:44:452:44:51

demonstrates different ways of

dealing with space junk and managing

2:44:512:44:54

the environment, so the idea behind

the project is that we are going to

2:44:542:44:57

demonstrate different technology,

and one of the things we are going

2:44:572:45:01

to do is, if you imagine trying to

catch hold of something, first of

2:45:012:45:04

all you need to understand how it's

moving, so we have a 3-D camera on

2:45:042:45:09

board which will demonstrate how to

work out the orientation of how the

2:45:092:45:13

object is moving, so then we have a

net experiment that simulates

2:45:132:45:17

capturing some space debris, and

further to that we have a harpoon,

2:45:172:45:23

so we have a way of working at how

it moves and two methods

2:45:232:45:27

demonstrated of how to capture it.

2:45:272:45:30

If it works do you bring it down to

earth?

That's the idea, yes. Objects

2:45:302:45:36

travelling around could cause

problems and soaked the best thing

2:45:362:45:39

to do is to bring them down, or do

something to them that means they

2:45:392:45:42

come down much quicker.

We have some

pictures of the machine that will be

2:45:422:45:47

used, you said it was the size of

the washing machine. How much would

2:45:472:45:51

that have cost to build? What is the

money behind the project?

It is a 15

2:45:512:45:57

million euros project, so in terms

of space that is quite an affordable

2:45:572:46:01

project, it's a relatively cheap

project.

I imagine if you are

2:46:012:46:04

successful. We said there was half a

million pieces of debut -- debris

2:46:042:46:11

floating around in space. I would

imagine something slightly bigger

2:46:112:46:14

than a washing machine of the

project would get more funding and

2:46:142:46:17

if it's successful it could be

rolled out further.

Very much so,

2:46:172:46:21

the purpose of the mission is to

demonstrate concepts. We are going

2:46:212:46:24

to learn a lot about the spacecraft

that we are going to fly, it's

2:46:242:46:29

packed full of interesting and

exciting technology and what we are

2:46:292:46:32

going to do is for the first time be

able to see how the technology works

2:46:322:46:35

in a real space environment. What we

learn from the project will be

2:46:352:46:39

rolled into future projects.

When

are you going to learn dumber

2:46:392:46:45

launch?

Shipping up before the end

of the year and hoping to launch in

2:46:452:46:48

March next year.

Presumably if it

works this is going to be an ongoing

2:46:482:46:53

thing because we are sending more

and more satellites etc into space,

2:46:532:46:58

aren't we?

Absolutely. The

experiments I described earlier are

2:46:582:47:01

all about capturing existing space

junk but one of the other

2:47:012:47:04

technologies we are going to

demonstrate is a drag sail and you

2:47:042:47:08

could pre-empt a put this on your

spacecraft relatively before you

2:47:082:47:12

launch.

That was I was wondering.

Exactly.

That would stop things

2:47:122:47:18

bashing into you?

The idea behind

the sail is to increase your surface

2:47:182:47:22

area, because you a larger it will

come down quicker.

There is some fun

2:47:222:47:28

stuff up there. It would be great to

have a bucket of space junk to check

2:47:282:47:32

it out and see what is in there.

Thank you for joining us.

2:47:322:47:35

Fascinating project and I wish you

all the best with it.

2:47:352:47:38

Here's Matt with a look

at this morning's weather.

2:47:382:47:40

He's at a lido in south-west London.

2:47:402:47:45

Whatever it is, you can swim in it.

It's been wonderful watching

2:47:452:47:49

everybody there this afternoon.

It certainly has good morning from

2:47:492:47:54

Hampton pool to the west of London,

wonderful watching the swimmers in

2:47:542:47:58

action, 20 degrees in there at the

moment. This pool is open every day

2:47:582:48:01

of the year. And on Christmas day,

before you tackle the turkey come up

2:48:012:48:06

to 1500 people get into that pool

for a quick swim first thing in the

2:48:062:48:10

morning. Had I not had a microphone

and my earpiece I would be in there

2:48:102:48:18

myself. Outside poolside it is two

degrees at the moment, a cold start

2:48:182:48:23

to Wednesday right across the

country. Let's look at the forecast

2:48:232:48:26

across the UK. Not only cold but a

brisk breeze across eastern coastal

2:48:262:48:32

counties and still some showers.

Showers across northern Scotland,

2:48:322:48:36

this risk is still over the next

hour or so, some sleet and snow to

2:48:362:48:40

the north and north-east, much of

south-west Scotland, a dry and sunny

2:48:402:48:43

days ahead, not too bad in the

north-west of England but on the

2:48:432:48:46

Pennines eastward we have some

showers falling readily as snow over

2:48:462:48:51

higher ground. Mainly rain drifting

southwards towards East Midlands,

2:48:512:48:55

East Anglia, one or two showers. A

chance of the odd shower popping up

2:48:552:48:59

in south-east England later but dry

at the moment. Today across much of

2:48:592:49:04

western England and Wales, frosty

start, temperatures down to -4,

2:49:042:49:06

lifting up a little bit now, the sun

is up. To the west of Cornwall a few

2:49:062:49:12

showers, the Isles of Scilly and the

far west of Pembrokeshire, not as

2:49:122:49:16

many showers here today as we saw

yesterday. In Northern Ireland, one

2:49:162:49:21

or two passing showers through the

day, nothing too significant, they

2:49:212:49:24

may contain some sleet over the

higher ground but some sunshine in

2:49:242:49:28

between them. To take you through

the day, continuing showers north

2:49:282:49:32

and east of Scotland, Northern

Ireland and Eastern counties of

2:49:322:49:35

England, still falling as sleet and

snow over higher ground. For many in

2:49:352:49:38

the west it will be a dry and a

reasonably sunny day but colder than

2:49:382:49:44

yesterday, temperatures around 3-7d

and we will feel colder than that

2:49:442:49:48

with showers coming your way and

2:49:482:49:49

and we will feel colder than that

with showers coming your way and in

2:49:492:49:49

the breeze across eastern parts.

Tonight the breeze will shift more

2:49:492:49:53

north-westwards again and it will

change distribution of the showers,

2:49:532:49:57

showers in eastern England will

drift back towards the coast. We

2:49:572:50:00

will see more showers arrive in the

south-west of England and also

2:50:002:50:04

across south-west Wales. They could

contain some sleet and snow. In

2:50:042:50:07

between, clear skies, another frosty

night, temperatures down below

2:50:072:50:11

freezing for many, and watch out for

the risk of this way you see the

2:50:112:50:14

showers. Into tomorrow morning, more

start the day dry and brighter with

2:50:142:50:20

some sunshine, showers limited to

coastal districts in eastern England

2:50:202:50:24

and eastern Scotland but they will

drift back inland later in the day

2:50:242:50:26

and they will beat sleet and snow.

More in the way of showers in

2:50:262:50:30

south-west Wales and Devon and

Cornwall tomorrow. But for everyone,

2:50:302:50:33

and even colder day, the coldest day

of the week not helped by the

2:50:332:50:37

stronger wind tomorrow making it

feel like -3. Brisk wind towards

2:50:372:50:43

East Anglia and the south-east on

Friday, coastal showers, some sleet

2:50:432:50:46

and snow mixed in and through the

day clouding over a touch from the

2:50:462:50:50

north of the country and that will

introduce slightly less cold air,

2:50:502:50:54

shall I say, to take us into the

weekend. The coldest day today, and

2:50:542:51:00

tomorrow, and a little less cold at

the weekend but it looks like some

2:51:002:51:04

chilly air will return into next

week. I am a little gutted I haven't

2:51:042:51:08

got in there this morning. It looks

very appealing. Maybe next time.

2:51:082:51:12

Back to Dan and Louise.

2:51:122:51:14

Thank you, great to see everybody

swimming.

2:51:182:51:21

Do you fancy a dip after that?

Definitely.

2:51:212:51:25

Swimming anywhere, great.

It has just gone 8:50am.

2:51:252:51:29

It is just a matter of hours before

one the biggest dates

2:51:292:51:32

in the music calendar -

the Music of Black Origin or MOBO

2:51:322:51:35

Awards takes place this evening.

2:51:352:51:36

Stormzy, Emeli Sande and Craig David

are all nominated but along

2:51:362:51:39

with music there is a serious

message, with an urgent appeal

2:51:392:51:41

for new black blood donors to help

people with sickle cell and other

2:51:412:51:44

blood conditions.

2:51:442:51:50

There will be a performance

by the B-Positive choir made up

2:51:502:51:52

of people who either

have the condition or who've been

2:51:522:51:55

directly affected by it.

2:51:552:51:56

Let's see them in action.

2:51:562:51:57

MUSIC: Rise Up by Andra Day

2:51:572:51:59

# And I know you feel like dying

2:51:592:52:01

# But I promise we'll take

the world to its feet

2:52:012:52:05

CHOIR SINGS

2:52:052:52:06

# High like the waves

2:52:062:52:08

# I'll rise up

in spite of the ache

2:52:082:52:12

# Unafraid

2:52:122:52:16

# Ooh I'll rise

2:52:162:52:18

# Ooh I'll rise

2:52:192:52:21

# Ooh I'll rise

2:52:242:52:27

# Ooh I will rise up

2:52:282:52:31

# High like the waves

2:52:312:52:34

# Rise up

2:52:342:52:35

# In spite of the ache.

2:52:352:52:39

Colin Anderson is the very

proud choir master and

2:52:492:52:51

Nadine Eaton is from NHS

Blood and Transplant.

2:52:512:52:52

They both join us now.

2:52:522:52:55

We will talk more about the music

later on, Colin, but why is the need

2:52:552:53:00

for the Squire? Why is there such a

lack of blood donors in the black

2:53:002:53:04

community?

Well, if you talk about

1% of our donor base from the Black

2:53:042:53:09

and Caribbean community.

-- the

choir.

How big are we within the

2:53:092:53:18

wider community. It is just not

enough of us donating and not enough

2:53:182:53:24

of us taking time out to give blood.

It's just an awareness thing.

The

2:53:242:53:29

choir are amazing, for starters, but

also most of them have either sickle

2:53:292:53:36

cell disease themselves or they are

associated with family members.

Yes.

2:53:362:53:43

The core of the singers are living

with sickle cell disease, and family

2:53:432:53:47

members. We have nurses who treat

those who have the disease, the

2:53:472:53:54

genetic disorder. The supporters,

choirs around the country ought

2:53:542:53:57

supporting this campaign.

Many of

our viewers will have heard the

2:53:572:54:02

phrase sickle cell anaemia, or

sickle cell disease. It make to be

2:54:022:54:06

worth explaining more what it is and

how it affects people.

Sickle cell

2:54:062:54:10

disease is essentially a genetic

disorder. When your blood cells are

2:54:102:54:14

a different shape to you or me, it

essentially means they struggled to

2:54:142:54:18

get oxygen around the body, and

therefore it can cause a great deal

2:54:182:54:23

of pain. I think it is fair to say

it is a silent disease. If you saw a

2:54:232:54:30

sufferer you wouldn't know they are

in such a great deal of pain but it

2:54:302:54:33

is an immense amount of pain and

they could be in hospital for weeks,

2:54:332:54:37

it can cause strokes, it can cause

lung disorders and fatalities and

2:54:372:54:43

blood transfusion helps stop the

pain.

Would they, for example, need

2:54:432:54:48

a blood transfusion once or is it an

ongoing thing?

It depends on the

2:54:482:54:52

individual. Blood helps stop the

pain, it helps stop the chances of

2:54:522:54:56

stroke and helps stop the chances of

lung disorders as well so it makes a

2:54:562:55:00

massive difference to the lives of

these people.

Colin, you talked

2:55:002:55:03

about the numbers of people who are

not giving blood at the moment and

2:55:032:55:06

it's an important message to get out

there. The fact that the MOBOs are

2:55:062:55:10

on board what difference do you

think that might make?

It is a

2:55:102:55:14

really great the MOBOs are

supporting it because it's not just

2:55:142:55:17

about music, it's about the

community and society, and the

2:55:172:55:23

things that the MOBOs get involved

with, so, young people, young black

2:55:232:55:31

people, we need to start young and

thinking about giving blood, it

2:55:312:55:35

should just be part and parcel of my

daily, yearly, I do it every couple

2:55:352:55:40

of years, I must remember to give

blood.

Your T-shirt says B-Positive,

2:55:402:55:48

which is a blood type.

You noticed!

It's kind of obvious. It is a

2:55:482:55:55

particular blood type that they are

after, isn't it?

It's not actually

2:55:552:55:59

B-Positive, that's... Everybody be

positive, but there is a particular

2:55:592:56:06

blood type. It is RO that is the

subgroup that we are aiming for. It

2:56:062:56:17

is prevalent, the most prevalent

within our black community.

We don't

2:56:172:56:21

just want black people to come

forward, we want young people to

2:56:212:56:26

come forward, actually 50% of our

donor base is over the age of 45 so

2:56:262:56:29

we need to ensure that we supply

blood for future for hospitals and

2:56:292:56:35

we get the right mixture of blood

groups.

And get into a habit of

2:56:352:56:38

doing it.

Absolutely, it takes an

hour to give blood, you get a lovely

2:56:382:56:43

biscuit at the end and you are

looked after by our carers and you

2:56:432:56:47

feel amazing.

How much are the choir

looking forward to performing?

We

2:56:472:56:53

are so excited, we had a rehearsal

yesterday and one of the ladies who

2:56:532:56:57

has been really struggling over the

last few weeks with the symptoms,

2:56:572:57:02

she clearly had a transfusion in the

last couple of days, she was so

2:57:022:57:10

different, she could do a pirouette!

They want to be part of it. It's not

2:57:102:57:14

just them receiving, it is then

giving back and saying, folks, be

2:57:142:57:18

aware of this, we want to sing and

put that message out there.

You

2:57:182:57:22

don't need to wear positive on your

thing.

Thank you!

2:57:222:57:33

You can see Colin and the B-Positive

choir perform at the MOBO Awards

2:57:332:57:40

on Channel 5 at 11pm tonight.

2:57:402:57:45

We have been inundated with your

messages regarding parents and

2:57:452:57:51

people dealing with autism. All

sorts of stories, both positive and

2:57:512:57:57

negative. Families have got in touch

to say the struggles they are

2:57:572:58:00

dealing with, stress, anger, danger

and violence, and teachers getting

2:58:002:58:05

in touch to say how they are trying

to provide what best, they can in

2:58:052:58:10

terms of educational needs. Cuts in

finance for education have made a

2:58:102:58:15

difference to that. Cimini personal

stories. We will answer some of your

2:58:152:58:19

question specifically in it but

first let's look at the daily

2:58:192:58:22

struggle faced by Cary Grant and her

husband David who have four children

2:58:222:58:25

with Special Educational Needs.

2:58:252:58:33

I feel desperate for my children.

2:58:332:58:34

I feel really desperate.

2:58:342:58:38

We failed them as parents

because we can't get

2:58:382:58:40

the services that we need.

2:58:402:58:43

We can't get the education

that these children deserve.

2:58:432:58:47

Thank you so much for

inviting me to your house.

2:58:502:58:52

Just run me through the family.

2:58:522:58:56

This one is Olivia, our eldest,

who has dyspraxia, ADHD.

2:58:562:59:01

Talia is autistic.

2:59:012:59:03

She has really struggled at school.

2:59:032:59:04

This is Imogen,

who's 11 going on 12.

2:59:042:59:09

She is autistic and

she also has ADHD.

2:59:092:59:13

And your young boy,

he is adopted, isn't he?

2:59:132:59:15

This is Nathan.

2:59:152:59:16

He was adopted when he was two.

2:59:162:59:21

And he has attachment difficulties,

which is quite common with children

2:59:212:59:23

who have been adopted.

2:59:232:59:27

Four children and seven...

2:59:272:59:31

Seven conditions!

2:59:312:59:32

Yeah.

2:59:322:59:37

There's this new parliamentary

report out and how does it

2:59:402:59:44

affect them at school?

2:59:442:59:46

It had a big impact, hasn't it?

2:59:462:59:56

I think the challenges at school

are vast, because some schools just

2:59:573:00:00

aren't even looking at SEN

and they don't want to look at it.

3:00:003:00:03

The biggest fight would be trying

to access services and often sadly

3:00:033:00:06

trying to get the school

to understand what it is you need.

3:00:063:00:09

That's said in the report.

3:00:093:00:10

70% of parents say support isn't

in place quickly enough

3:00:103:00:13

for their child and nearly 70%

waited for nearly six months.

3:00:133:00:23

What are the biggest issues for you?

3:00:233:00:25

Certainly with our children

the biggest issues are anxiety,

3:00:253:00:27

the fact that they're not a one size

fits all and so much

3:00:273:00:28

Our children don't necessarily have

learning disabilities,

3:00:293:00:31

they are super intelligent,

but they are also sick.

3:00:313:00:41

-- and they are autistic.

3:00:433:00:53

We kind of judge the quality

of our parenting on the

3:00:533:00:55

happiness of our children.

3:00:553:00:56

That's so true!

3:00:563:00:57

You have to find a different

yardstick if your children

3:00:573:00:59

are on the autistic spectrum.

3:00:593:01:01

What is your judgement

of a good day?

3:01:013:01:03

That you got through it?

3:01:033:01:04

A good day is that all

the kids are alive.

3:01:043:01:06

Yeah.

3:01:063:01:07

And they all go to bed, are asleep,

alive and not feeling as though

3:01:073:01:11

they don't want to see the morning.

3:01:113:01:12

That's a really good day.

3:01:123:01:16

It was wonderful to meet Carrie and

David. One of the most striking

3:01:163:01:24

things they said, their children

have made them better people. That

3:01:243:01:28

is really powerful. They said they

put the funk in dysfunctional. That

3:01:283:01:35

is my favourite quote of the week.

Thank you forgetting in contact,

3:01:353:01:41

both Monday, Tuesday and today, and

we will be talking about this all

3:01:413:01:47

week. So many people sharing summary

powerful stories. Jane Harris is

3:01:473:01:52

with us from the National Autistic

Society, and you have just done a

3:01:523:01:55

Facebook live for us. We have some

specific questions, but first,

3:01:553:02:03

today's news about autism is based

on the study which has come out

3:02:033:02:08

today. Rick at what some of those

main findings are, because

3:02:083:02:13

essentially it is saying that

children with autism are being let

3:02:133:02:15

down by the education system.

That

is right, so the report out today is

3:02:153:02:21

finding that four in ten families

are turned away by local councils

3:02:213:02:23

when they first ask for help, five

in ten children wait over a year for

3:02:233:02:29

the right educational support, and

four in ten children according to

3:02:293:02:32

their parents are not the right

school for them, and five in ten

3:02:323:02:35

teachers so they are not confident

in supporting children with autism,

3:02:353:02:41

which suggest that the education

system is holding back those

3:02:413:02:43

autistic children, and it is

something we must change as a

3:02:433:02:46

country.

Something I talked to David

in carry and Carrie about, were

3:02:463:02:57

talking but the difference between

being not happy at school and being

3:02:573:03:01

clearly terrified, shutting

themselves in the toilet, and that

3:03:013:03:03

is what people are talking about.

Autistic children can be overwhelmed

3:03:033:03:07

by the school environment and can

also end up being bullied, and

3:03:073:03:10

autistic adults talk about how those

early experiences at school can

3:03:103:03:15

traumatise them for years, and can

lead to mental health problems on

3:03:153:03:18

top of dealing with the challenges

of being autistic and today's

3:03:183:03:23

society, so it is something that

stays with people for life

3:03:233:03:26

sometimes.

And a number of issues

being reflected in our comments.

3:03:263:03:31

Elizabeth says, I am learning

support worker and I work with AST

3:03:313:03:35

pupils, and I have a son with it. So

I have seen the struggles on both

3:03:353:03:40

sides of the educational line, but

my fight was worth it because he is

3:03:403:03:46

20 and now working, but work it is

hard because support, help and

3:03:463:03:50

training is needed. But lots of

teachers get in contact saying they

3:03:503:03:54

are doing their best, funding has

been cut for these issues, and in a

3:03:543:03:57

class of 30 people, it is hard to

treat everyone with special

3:03:573:04:01

educational needs.

This is exactly

why we need a national plan to make

3:04:013:04:07

sure that teachers in mainstream

schools have exactly the right

3:04:073:04:09

training, so there is more training

going in the teachers who are being

3:04:093:04:13

trained in the early stages, but

what we need is long-term training

3:04:133:04:17

for teachers throughout their

career, so we work with the autism

3:04:173:04:20

education trust to try to provide

that training, so funding for that

3:04:203:04:23

has to increase to make sure that

all the teachers in the country get

3:04:233:04:26

that support. This is and about

saying that teachers are not doing a

3:04:263:04:29

good job. Teachers are often trying,

but they don't have the

3:04:293:04:34

understanding of autism, and the

understanding of the tools and

3:04:343:04:36

techniques they can use to support

autistic children in their

3:04:363:04:41

classrooms.

You were making the

point that some of the things that

3:04:413:04:43

might help autistic children might

also be a help to other children in

3:04:433:04:47

the class, for example.

That is

right, so autistic children often

3:04:473:05:00

need a lot of structure, so that can

be helpful for lots of children. One

3:05:003:05:03

of the things we do in our schools

at the National Autistic Society is

3:05:033:05:06

have visual timetables, so instead

of just telling children at the

3:05:063:05:08

start that they will be doing maths

or in Bishop this time, we will have

3:05:083:05:11

symbols up throughout the day so

that children know that it is maths

3:05:113:05:14

or in Dushevina breaks, that is not

a problem for other children, it is

3:05:143:05:17

helpful.

Families saying, early

diagnosis is important, and getting

3:05:173:05:24

the balance between balancing

children with educational needs and

3:05:243:05:29

those that don't in a classroom so

it is not to the detriment of other

3:05:293:05:32

children, and other people saying,

is autism being overdiagnosed in

3:05:323:05:35

schools?

At the National Autistic

Society, we don't think autism is

3:05:353:05:40

being overdiagnosed, what is

terrible is that the average weight

3:05:403:05:42

is three and a half years to be

diagnosed. The Government has now

3:05:423:05:49

said that they will start measuring

autism diagnosis times in the same

3:05:493:05:52

way that they do for, say, hipper

placement operations, but what the

3:05:523:05:57

Government has not done yet is say

that this is a maximum, there is

3:05:573:06:03

guidance but it isn't a clear

standard. Jeremy Hunt has said he

3:06:033:06:06

will look at it, but there isn't

clear commitments that children are

3:06:063:06:09

not held back in the future, more

children can get the support need,

3:06:093:06:13

and they can go on to live

independently and get jobs in the

3:06:133:06:17

future.

Thank you very much your

time. And I know you have been in

3:06:173:06:22

touch. If you don't know how to get

in touch and you would like to

3:06:223:06:29

still, you can e-mail or tweet us.

And lots of people getting in touch

3:06:293:06:36

with a programme for the very first

time this week, which is a good

3:06:363:06:39

sign, that we are breaking through.

3:06:393:06:42

We'll be speaking to the Welsh

body-builder who has

3:06:423:06:44

followed in the footsteps

of Arnold Schwarzenegger

3:06:443:06:46

by winning his sixth consecutive

title at Mr Olympia.

3:06:463:06:48

We'll be speaking to

James Flex Lewis in a moment

3:06:483:06:50

but first a last,brief look

at the headlines where

3:06:503:06:52

Good morning.

3:06:543:06:56

The East Dunbartonshire MP

and Deputy Leader of the UK

3:06:563:07:00

Lib Dems, Jo Swinson,

is being investigated by police

3:07:003:07:03

over her general election spending.

3:07:033:07:07

It's understood she'd been reported

by a constituent last week.

3:07:073:07:09

A Liberal Democrat spokesman

confirmed a complaint had been

3:07:093:07:15

received by the police and the force

were making preliminary enquiries.

3:07:153:07:17

Scotland's Justice Secretary Michael

Matheson is to make a statement

3:07:173:07:20

in Holyrood later on the state

of the police force.Police

3:07:203:07:33

of criminality and gross misconduct,

including two separate

3:07:333:07:35

accusations of unauthorised use

of the force firing range.

3:07:353:07:37

No wrongdoing has been admitted

by any of the officers

3:07:373:07:40

under investigation.

3:07:403:07:41

Andy Murray is setting up

a management company to mentor

3:07:413:07:43

future stars of British sport.

3:07:433:07:44

It is the first time he's talked

about his career beyond tennis.

3:07:443:07:47

He's not played in any competitions

since going out of Wimbledon in July

3:07:473:07:50

while plagued with a hip injury.

3:07:503:07:55

And the forecast...

3:07:553:07:56

Brisk northerly winds continue

to feed wintry showers in the north

3:07:563:07:59

and along the east coast,

but elsewhere it's

3:07:593:08:01

dry and sunny again.

3:08:013:08:03

Bitterly cold for all with highs

of only 3 to 5 celsius.

3:08:033:08:07

Tonight, further frequent wintry

showers for the north and east

3:08:073:08:10

coast, the risk of icy stretches.

3:08:103:08:12

Dry, clear and frosty elsewhere.

3:08:123:08:15

Lows widely of freezing or below.

3:08:153:08:19

And that's

Reporting Scotland.

3:08:193:08:20

I will be here with the lunchtime

summary at 1.30pm.

3:08:203:08:23

From everyone on the Breakfast team

in Glasgow, have a great day.

3:08:233:08:26

Bye for now.

3:08:263:08:27

top ten pitcher of seven Celsius. I

3:08:263:08:27

top ten pitcher of seven Celsius. I

am back at 1:30pm with your

3:08:273:08:29

lunchtime.

3:08:293:08:31

Welcome back, everyone. On that wide

shot, you could see how big our next

3:08:433:08:47

guest is.

3:08:473:08:49

Our next guest is a body-building

celebrity in America,

3:08:493:08:51

gracing magazine covers

and TV screens.

3:08:513:08:53

But at home in Wales,

he claims he's lucky if he gets

3:08:533:08:55

column inches in his local paper.

3:08:553:08:57

That is terrible, Jamie Flex Lewis!

Hopefully that will change, because

3:08:573:08:59

you have matched the record of one

of your heroes, culture wars on ago,

3:08:593:09:02

winning a sixth consecutive title,

-- one of your heroes, Arnold

3:09:023:09:10

Schwarzenegger. What is it like to

follow in his footsteps?

It is quite

3:09:103:09:21

unreal, to mention myself on him in

the same sentences surreal, it is

3:09:213:09:25

amazing.

We have to look at some

pictures of you in the competition.

3:09:253:09:30

It is quite a lot of hard work,

isn't it?

Very Groundhog Day. It is

3:09:303:09:37

monotonous.

So this is you? That is

a serious suntan.

It is a lot better

3:09:373:09:48

tan than anything else. A lot of

chicken breasts, stake, salmon. I

3:09:483:10:05

have a love hate relationship with

the gym, I am therefore an hour, and

3:10:053:10:09

are half, people's perception of

body-building is that you live in

3:10:093:10:16

the gym, but you don't.

So in terms

of preparing for Mr Olympia, I was

3:10:163:10:23

reading it takes 20 weeks. So during

that 20 weeks, there is a lot of

3:10:233:10:27

physical work. Are you measuring

everything you eat?

Everything.

To

3:10:273:10:31

the last gram?

Everything. I weigh

myself every morning, everything is

3:10:313:10:38

weighed and calculated, if my body

weight is coming down, increase

3:10:383:10:44

cardio, de crease carbohydrates,

proteins stays pretty much the same.

3:10:443:10:47

For me personally it is 20 weeks,

ten weeks of putting on the week and

3:10:473:10:53

then ten weeks of cutting down.

So

in the Jamie Ward breaking down the

3:10:533:10:56

muscle to build tone?

Breaking down

the muscle, building the muscle, the

3:10:563:11:04

food is the essential part. The food

is the main benefactor, and

3:11:043:11:09

diarrhoea lies to that as a young

kid, I was training to much in the

3:11:093:11:14

gym, but then I was under eating,

and as soon as I got the diet right,

3:11:143:11:19

my body started growing.

When you

are at the peak of your powers, what

3:11:193:11:23

sort of me alive having?

-- what sort of meal are you having?

3:11:233:11:38

It isn't eat this, or eat that, but

for example breakfast would be

3:11:383:11:44

several egg whites, chicken breast,

some oatmeal, fruit. I have a very

3:11:443:11:48

wholesome diet. But it is a lot of

food, and I really hate to eat.

And

3:11:483:11:54

you started first of all because you

were playing rugby?

Yes, I got the

3:11:543:11:58

nickname Flex when I was six years

old, I was flexible out of the wing,

3:11:583:12:09

and I was a sprinter, I have done a

lot of sports.

Give people an idea

3:12:093:12:14

of what happens on TV sometimes. We

have voices in our head on

3:12:143:12:18

occasions, and the producer told me

that James is happy to lift up his

3:12:183:12:24

jumper if you ask him!

I will throw

it in the mix.

Didn't you get told

3:12:243:12:30

that?

I haven't trained for a month.

He is going to take the whole thing

3:12:303:12:41

off! My word. Similar to me in many

ways, James.

I have been off the gym

3:12:413:12:50

for a month now.

I love that, that

is you after not being on the gym!

3:12:503:12:57

How do you feel?

I have been

enjoying myself, eating custard

3:12:573:13:02

slices! I had on a strict diet for a

couple of months, so now I am back

3:13:023:13:05

home, I enjoy home cooking, Greggs.

Do you feel strong?

I am the world's

3:13:053:13:20

strongest man to my daughter, so as

long as that is the main thing.

Can

3:13:203:13:23

I have a feel?

They are real.

3:13:233:13:30

I have a feel?

They are real.

Dear

3:13:303:13:42

fact that you have done it six

times.

And I am never forgetting my

3:13:423:13:45

roots. Stay humble, stay driven and

go for the big goals, because again

3:13:453:13:51

for me in life, I went for this goal

and now I am living the dream.

3:13:513:13:55

Wonderful to meet you.

3:13:553:13:58

That's all we've got

time for this morning.

3:13:583:14:00

Charlie and Naga will be

here from six tomorrow on BBC One.

3:14:003:14:05

Before he does that, goodbye!

3:14:053:14:07

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