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Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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Big changes could be on the way

to organ donor rules.

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In future, people may have to opt

out of the transplant

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register in England.

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Health chiefs say it

will help save lives.

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Good morning.

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It's Tuesday, December 12.

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Also this morning: Four people have

been arrested on suspicion of murder

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after three children died

in a house fire in Salford.

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It's offically been

the coldest night of the year.

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Temperatures plummeted

to -13 in Shropshire.

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And that leads us into a cold day,

but mostly dry one, with some

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sunshine for much of the UK, when we

lose the freezing fog patches this

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morning, but later wet and windy

conditions return from the west.

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Good morning.

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There's a growing shortage of lorry

drivers on our roads -

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particularly at this time of year.

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I'm looking at how online shopping

is affecting the jobs market.

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In sport, the fallout

from the Manchester derby goes on.

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The FA have asked United

and City for observations

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after their post-match bust-up,

which left City coach Mikel Arteta

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injured when he was hit

by a plastic bottle.

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Good morning.

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First, our main story.

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Just gone 6am.

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A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

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is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

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on moving to a system

of presumed consent.

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The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

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rather than the current

scheme of opting in.

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Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

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Government is planning

to introduce a similar scheme.

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Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

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Offering a stranger the gift of life

is what lies at the heart of organ

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donation. These are the names of

those who have helped some of the

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six and a half thousand people who

need transplant each year but around

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450 will die before a donor can be

found. The family of Adrian Williams

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were happy to support his decision

to donate.

When you lose someone and

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they have given that gift, that huge

gift, you are immensely proud of

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them and it fills you with comfort

that other families are enjoying the

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lives of their loved ones where they

may not have done because of

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something that our Ade has done for

them.

The last decade has seen a

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surge in donors across the UK. In

2007 there were around 790 deceased

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donors, rising to 1400. The number

of registered donors has gone up

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from 14 million to more than 23

million. Ministers are concerned

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that four out of ten families say no

to donation. So they are proposing a

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system it is assumed we are all

willing to be donors.

The issue of

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presumed consent is one thing we are

looking at. What we need is much

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better communication with families

so people know what family members

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want.

There are some concerns moving

to a system where there is an

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assumption we are willing to donate

could be counter-productive, I'm

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doing the good work of recent years

by raising fears over the government

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having a claim on our organs --

undoing.

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Four people are being questioned

on suspicion of murder,

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after three children died in a house

fire in Salford early yesterday.

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Their mother and another

three-year-old child remain

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in a critical condition.

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Our correspondent Dave Guest

is live at the scene.

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Good morning, Dave. What more can

you tell us?

Good morning. Yes,

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well, just over 24 hours ago fire

crews came to the street in Greater

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Manchester to find a terrace house

ablaze. And mother and four children

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were trapped inside. They were

rescued. Sadly, a 14-year-old girl

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known locally as Demmi, a girl of

seven and a boy of eight found in

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hospital. Their mother Michelle is

fighting for her life in hospital,

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as is a three-year-old girl. What

appeared to be a tragedy at first

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became something more sinister, when

the police announced they had

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launched a murder investigation. As

you say, overnight four people have

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been arrested on suspicion of murder

and if it has been arrested on

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suspicion of assisting an offender.

-- and a fifth person has been

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arrested. The community came to the

local church to light candles and

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say prayers in memory of those died

and to pray for those fighting for

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their lives.

Thank you for that this

morning.

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Icy conditions are expected to cause

further disruption to road and rail

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travel in parts of the UK,

following another night

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of sub-zero temperatures.

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The Met Office has extended yellow

warnings for snow and ice

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until later this morning

and the AA has warned driving

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could be hazardous.

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Hundreds of schools will stay closed

for a second successive day.

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And Carol will have a fall

round up of the weather

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in a few minutes' time.

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And throughout the morning we will

have a good look at that.

I want to

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know what the temperatures are. I

was disappointed with minus five. I

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was hoping for minus 12.

You want to

double figures.

Just interesting.

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Carol will have the details for you

later. Take care.

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The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

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explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated

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attempted terrorist attack.

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The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27-year-old

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Bangladeshi who moved

to the United States six years ago.

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President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress to toughen

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immigration policy.

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This attack underscores the need for

Congress to work with the President

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on immigration reforms that in Hants

our national security and public

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safety. We must protect our borders

and ensure individuals entering our

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country a not coming to do harm to

our people and we must move to a

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merit-based system of immigration.

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An influential American think tank

is warning that the British economy

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is likely to be weakened by Brexit,

even if the UK agrees a new trade

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deal with the EU.

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A report from the Rand Corporation,

which is part-funded by the US

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government, says almost all trading

relationships after March 2019

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will be worse than Britain's current

membership of the EU.

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Offering new mothers cash incentives

could significantly increase

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breast-feeding rates

according to a new study.

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More than 10,000 new mums

were offered shopping vouchers worth

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up to £120 if babies received

breast milk at two days,

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ten days and six weeks old.

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A further £80 of vouchers

was available if they continued

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to receive breast milk

up to six months.

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Adina Campbell reports.

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Breast-feeding the newest member

of the Sutcliffe family

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is a lot easier a second

time around but,

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after Fiona's first

daughter was born,

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she was spurred on by

shopping vouchers

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during the toughest moments.

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It is really encouraged

me to keep going,

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especially when the night

was quite difficult

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and I thought about giving

up breast-feeding

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and that was another

incentive to keep going,

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and especially given it's so easy

to sort of claim the vouchers.

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Fiona was one of more than 10,000

mums who took part in a study

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over 18 months.

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They were offered up to £200

in shopping vouchers

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at five different stages

of breast-feeding.

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£40 at two days old and the same

amount at ten days,

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six weeks, three

months and six months.

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Before getting the vouchers,

claimed forms were signed off

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by midwives or health

visitors during visits.

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Overall, the breast-feeding

rates went up by 6%,

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which researchers believe

is a big difference.

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We do know that biologically

and physiologically,

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we are designed to breast-feed.

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We know that 99% of women, given

the right support, can breastfeed.

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There are plenty of

benefits to breast-feeding

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but these mums in Sheffield

have mixed views

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about being paid to do it.

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I don't think, you know,

it should really be monetary.

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And I think some people might get

persuaded just because of the money.

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If you can't do it, it's fine, too.

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But, yeah, having an incentive

wiill definitely help

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and just get the message out there.

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The UK has some of the lowest

breast-feeding rates in the world.

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Researchers say vouchers

are a small price to pay

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with long-term benefits

to babies and the NHS.

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Adina Campbell, BBC News.

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More on that a little later.

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Now, you might remember yesterday

you were sending in your fabulous

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snow pictures, but I'm afraid

you've all been outdone,

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because just look at this.

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You were dismissing it.

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People have been

sending pictures of it.

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Why build a snowman

when an igloo is so much better?

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It took Benjamin Crutch

from Redditch eight hours to make

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the igloo, using 500 snow bricks.

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He built it in his girlfriend's

garden and it looks like everybody

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enjoyed it - even the dog.

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That is epic. Should it ever happen

again, but it probably won't that I

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would have enough snow in my garden,

I will genuinely try.

Go home, get

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out the plastic bag.

The snow

changed text yesterday.

Don't come

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with your excuses.

On the first day,

it was easy to pack, but yesterday

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it was Sandy.

I have a story

today...

I am infuriated.

Do you

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know that the man flu exists.

LAUGHTER. It does, there is proper

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scientific research. I will talk

about it later on. Honestly. Listen,

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the headline, this doctor concluded

the idea of men exaggerating the

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symptoms of the flu was potentially

unjust...

Potentially!

And man flu

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was a fact.

Potentially.

This is a

huge development in medical science.

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We will speak with a professor of

serology later.

Excellent. Good

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morning. Changing the subject.

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United and City are blaming

eachother and the FA have asked both

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clubs for their observations

about the tunnel row,

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which left Mikel Arteta injured,

when he was hit by a plastic bottle.

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Look at that.

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Milk and water were thrown at United

manager Jose Mourinho,

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after City's win at Old Trafford.

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Both Manchester clubs and Liverpool

got favourable ties in yesterday's

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Champions League draw.

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But Chelsea will face

five-time winners Barcelona,

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and Tottenham take on Juventus.

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Saracens are caught cold

in the Champions Cup.

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They were heavily beaten

by Clermont Auvergne in a match

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rearranged because of snow.

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It was Sarries first European defeat

for two and a half years.

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And Jonny Bairstow tells us that

despite all of England's on and off

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the field problems during the Ashes

tour so far, they can

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still get things right.

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Did you like the way I completely

distracted from that nonsense that

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we were talking about earlier?

It

was a few months ago I had about a

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man flu, I did manage to come

through it.

You were making a fuss.

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I didn't even talk about it.

You

did!

UK me to work with man flu.

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Some people just have to soldier on,

do you know what I mean, dig deep?

I

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wouldn't know!

At what point shall I

talk about the man flu?

I get the

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feeling that you are going to talk

about it all day.

Let's do the front

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pages. Horrible news about... Lots

of the papers have Keith Chegwin,

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who dies at the age of 60. We will

reflect on this later on. So many

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beautiful tributes to what a nice

man he was. And so many generations

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people used to wake up with him in

the morning.

And recently, if you

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followed him on Twitter, at this

time of day he was sent out a joke.

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You used to laugh at his jokes in

the morning.

I laughed at them every

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day.

And Brexit is good news for us

all, bullish May says we will

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benefit from the deal with Brussels.

This is interesting in the Guardian,

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talking about Grenfell and the

families called to be heard, we know

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there is a public enquiry of course

starting, and a really interesting

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story, can you see this object, it

has come from interstellar space,

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apparently, and astronomers will use

one of the largest telescopes to

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check and mysterious object which is

speeding through the solar system,

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looking for signs of alien

technology, they will listen to it

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today and they think it is an

extraordinary object and they really

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don't know much about it so they

will try to find out what it is.

OK.

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We are talking about the Mayor of

New York Bill De Blasio and this is

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what was happening, the bomb injured

under the underpass after detonating

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a home-made pipe-bomb and the main

story is passengers denied cheap

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Christmas rail tickets.

I am sure

that Steph will talk about it.

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Theresa May talking about web

giants, social media giants facing

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fines or prosecution for failing to

remove racist, extremist or child

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sex abuse content, and Dame Helen

Mirren in the Leisure Seeker, one of

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12 nominees for the Golden Globe

award.

The front of the Daily Mirror

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with Keith Chegwin, even when he

needed an oxygen tank, he was and

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soul of the party, and it is colder

than Moscow. Road, rail and air

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misery as temperatures plummet to a

five-year low of -15, -5 at outside

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the Minchin household last night.

-4

outside mine.

Cold temperatures can

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really accelerate the man flu.

I

thought it might.

I will give you

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some more details. And don't go on

for ages because I need time.

Why

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are you looking at me?

Just keep

talking.

Whatever happens, we need

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to talk about the research.

I am

starting chapter one of my long

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story.

LAUGHTER There it is an interesting

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story in the Daily Mail about cash

machine.

I have talked about bank

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closures across various towns. They

are saying here that now pubs and

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small shops could lose up to 1500

free cash machines because of a

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dispute over fees. So apparently

banks are demanding a reduction in

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the levy they pay when customers use

the cash machines run by the

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independent operators and they are

arguing about it. And in the story

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they talk about Lynton in North

Devon where there are no cash

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machines at all, which is a

nightmare for tourists.

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Shall I do U? Bear with me as I get

the back page ready. -- shall I do

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chapter two.

This could make a real

difference to the nation. Sally?

Are

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you done? Back page of the Mail,

everyone is talking about whatever

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happened in the tunnel at Old

Trafford the other day. Mikel

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Arteta, who apparently was hit by a

bottle, going into training

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yesterday he made the clever move of

doing that. How many times have we

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walked into work just doing that but

he's obviously trying to hide some

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kind of injury that happened to his

face. I don't think that's the best

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thing you could do because it is

clear something has happened. The

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papers have gone into great detail

about what might have happened in

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the tunnel, where the home and away

dressing rooms are, and one of the

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things Jo is a didn't like about

Manchester City was they played

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their music too loud -- Jose

Mourinho didn't like. The Manchester

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United players could hear the

Manchester City players celebrating.

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I love the diagrams, who was

standing were.

What's frustrating,

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here we are again, not talking about

the way United played, we are

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talking about Jose Mourinho.

Distraction techniques!

I really

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feel this is important news, because

for years women have been saying man

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flu doesn't exist, men should get on

and carry on and not talk about the

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fact that...

I hate to say it, man

up!

There's medical evidence, many

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acute respiratory diseases men are

more susceptible to convocation is

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four and had a higher mortality

rate. The study also found some

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evidence supporting the claim men

suffer more from viral respiratory

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illness because of a less robust

immune system.

Hang on, our women

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stronger than men, is that the

conclusion?

The conclusion is you

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need to have more sympathy for a

Manuel he is suffering... Can I

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finish -- for a man when he is

suffering. It is all potentially

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unjust and man flu, will write it

down, man flu was a fact. -- I'll

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write it down.

A biologist is saying

I don't think there's any evidence

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men suffer worse symptoms than women

when it comes to colds or viral

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illnesses.

I refer you to the

Canadian organisation that said that

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man flu is a fact.

We will be

talking about this later! Do you

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want to go and have a lie down?

We

are finished now. Like many men

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around the nation I'm going to

soldier on and get on with it!

It's

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a tough light! -- life.

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Do Christmas cracker jokes make

you grin or make you groan?

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Can somebody get me a hot towel?

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The UKTV channel Gold has unveiled

the winner of its annual competition

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to find the best modern

take on that staple

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of the Christmas dinner table.

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And here it is.

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Why was Theresa May sacked

as Nativity manager?

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I don't know.

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She couldn't run

a stable government.

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Tumbleweed.

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We asked revellers in Manchester

to tell us some others

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from the shortlist,

as well as a couple of their own.

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What does Santa get when he gets

stuck in the chimney?

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Clausetraphobia. Where does Jeremy

Corbyn hang his stockings? On the

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far left.

How does a snowman get to

school? He rides his bicicles.

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Thank you for those. We will be

talking about Christmas jokes later.

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Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

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The cold weather can really

accelerate man flu, that's the big

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news this morning.

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Moving

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Moving on! We have just had the

coldest night of the calendar year

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so far, the Calders night of the

winter in Shropshire, the

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temperature fell to -13 and the last

time we had levels like this was

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2014 and we had -14 -- coldest

night. You can see from this

0:19:520:19:58

beautiful Weather Watchers pictures

sent in from mid Wales yesterday,

0:19:580:20:02

lovely sunshine but lying snow. --

picture. We have that today and

0:20:020:20:08

these are the temperatures in the

countryside, there's the -13 in

0:20:080:20:12

Shropshire. This morning a cold and

frosty start and freezing fog

0:20:120:20:16

patches slow to clear so if you're

travelling, bear that in mind and

0:20:160:20:20

still lying slow around, still quite

frozen, had to scrape the car first

0:20:200:20:25

thing and it took ages, it was thick

-- lying snow. A lot of coldweather

0:20:250:20:30

first thing, watch out for the highs

but sunshine from the word go and

0:20:300:20:35

freezing fog patches dotted around.

Slow to clear. More cloud coming in

0:20:350:20:40

around at times in south-west

England and some showers in west

0:20:400:20:43

Wales and here we have freezing fog

patches but in between, a fair bit

0:20:430:20:47

of sunshine. North-west England

getting off to a cold and frosty

0:20:470:20:51

start with sunshine and the same in

Northern Ireland but here the cloud

0:20:510:20:55

will build through the day, as it

will across western Scotland. But

0:20:550:20:59

for now a lot of clearer skies,

cold, especially in the countryside,

0:20:590:21:05

especially where we still have lying

snow and the same in north-east

0:21:050:21:09

England, again, a cold and frosty is

to the day with the risk of ice on

0:21:090:21:14

untreated surfaces. Through the day

there will be a lot of beautiful

0:21:140:21:17

winter sunshine, a cracking day, but

in the west of the cloud will

0:21:170:21:22

thicken and we will see outbreaks of

rain and also it will turn windier

0:21:220:21:25

with snow in the hills of Scotland,

Northern Ireland and also north

0:21:250:21:29

Wales, Sabrina north-west England

later as well. Through the evening

0:21:290:21:33

and overnight, this band of rain

preceded by hill snow moves from the

0:21:330:21:38

west towards the south-east --

possibly north-west England later as

0:21:380:21:44

well. Another weather front coming,

bringing more snow into Scotland.

0:21:440:21:50

Look at the change in the

temperatures, no sign of -13. But

0:21:500:21:56

this is towns and cities, in rural

areas with lying snow, the

0:21:560:22:00

temperatures will be lower than

that. As we head through Wednesday,

0:22:000:22:03

we have this weather front coming

from the west, introducing more

0:22:030:22:07

rain, still quite windy conditions

and squally conditions with cold air

0:22:070:22:12

following behind so a dry and bright

start them our weather front sinks

0:22:120:22:16

south, taking showery outbreaks of

rain, some will be heavy. Colder air

0:22:160:22:21

follows in, some sunshine and then

we see an increase in some snow

0:22:210:22:25

showers. Some will be in low levels,

initially in Scotland and Northern

0:22:250:22:30

Ireland, but still we don't know how

far the snow will get to low levels

0:22:300:22:34

but something to watch, possibly

through north Wales and north-west

0:22:340:22:37

England for the rush hour we could

see more at low levels. We're

0:22:370:22:41

keeping a close eye on that.

Thanks,

Carol, thanks for keeping us up to

0:22:410:22:47

date and we will speak to you in

half an hour.

0:22:470:22:50

Nearly six months on from

the fire at Grenfell Tower,

0:22:500:22:56

Kensington and Chelsea Council says

it's leading the biggest

0:22:560:22:58

house-purchasing programme by any

local authority in recent history.

0:22:580:23:01

It's promising to make

300 new properties

0:23:010:23:03

available by Christmas,

0:23:030:23:04

but so far just 45 of the 208

families have moved into permanent

0:23:040:23:07

homes, and many are expected

to still be in temporary

0:23:070:23:10

accommodation over

the festive period.

0:23:100:23:11

Our reporter Frankie McCamley has

been given access to some

0:23:110:23:14

of the new properties

available to residents.

0:23:140:23:24

So this is a 2-bedroom

0:23:240:23:25

So this is a 2-bedroom flat we've

acquired this week. It's going on

0:23:250:23:28

the website.

This is just one of the new council

0:23:280:23:32

properties bought for people who

lost their homes because of the fire

0:23:320:23:36

at Grenfell Tower.

Typically you

would either have a couple, who

0:23:360:23:39

would have had a 2-bedroom flat at

Grenfell Tower, or you'd have a

0:23:390:23:43

couple with a child, a single child

for a second bedroom.

0:23:430:23:48

Of the 208 households, 45 have so

far moved into permanent homes.

0:23:480:23:53

Just over three miles from Grenfell

Tower, this is one of 70 2-bedroom

0:23:530:23:58

properties the council are buying.

It hopes to acquire 300 by

0:23:580:24:03

Christmas, spending 235 and pounds.

The pace has been very slow, but

0:24:030:24:09

equally, you know, we have been

gathering information as far as what

0:24:090:24:14

people want but we stress we always

run at the pace of the individual,

0:24:140:24:18

we don't run at our pace or set a

dictation saying people must be out

0:24:180:24:22

at a certain time.

But many don't

think they will be in these

0:24:220:24:26

permanent homes any time soon. Hi,

Thiago. How are you doing? This is

0:24:260:24:32

your room, this is your home?

Yeah.

Basically keep my shoes, some

0:24:320:24:38

trousers that people have given me.

This is basically your kitchen...

0:24:380:24:45

After escaping from the 13th floor

of Grenfell Tower, Thiago theirs has

0:24:450:24:49

lived in this hotel for nearly six

months.

My toiletries, there's not

0:24:490:24:53

much to say...

He's now waiting for

a 1-bedroom council flat.

I don't

0:24:530:24:59

really feel at home here, this is

basically a place for me to sleep.

0:24:590:25:03

You can't make a home out of a

hotel. I applied for about 15

0:25:030:25:08

properties permanently and I've not

had the opportunity to go and see

0:25:080:25:13

any of the properties. Now, the

reason for that is there's a

0:25:130:25:18

priority listing, to which I

completely understand, there's

0:25:180:25:21

people that need this house more

than made but the way he is trying

0:25:210:25:26

to say we're trying to allow people

to go at their own pace, that's not

0:25:260:25:30

the case, I haven't been offered a

permanent property at all, I haven't

0:25:300:25:33

been allowed to see any permanent

properties.

What happens when you

0:25:330:25:37

apply and apply and you get no

response?

It seems like they care

0:25:370:25:41

more about me as a number than me as

an individual. It's all very formal,

0:25:410:25:47

almost like them being cold. They

really don't care. They care more

0:25:470:25:53

about their public image than they

do about actually helping the people

0:25:530:25:56

who have gone through such a large

trauma.

The council has now given

0:25:560:26:02

Tiago a temporary home and it says

it's working around the clock but

0:26:020:26:07

rehousing breathed and those with

children are its priority. Tiago is

0:26:070:26:10

looking forward to getting out of

here before Christmas. Word Frankie

0:26:100:26:14

McCamley, BBC News.

0:26:140:26:17

It's officially been the coldest

night of the year so far so lots of

0:26:170:26:21

people waking up with

0:26:210:29:40

freezing out there at the moment!

Dasha wrap up warm. -- wrap up warm.

0:29:400:29:47

I'm back with the latest

from the BBC London newsroom

0:29:470:29:49

in half an hour.

0:29:490:29:51

Bye for now.

0:29:510:29:51

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

0:29:530:29:56

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:29:560:29:59

but also on Breakfast this morning.

0:29:590:30:01

Women have accused men

of milking it for years,

0:30:010:30:03

but it turns out man flu may

be a thing after all.

0:30:030:30:08

Crucial news.

0:30:080:30:10

We'll be getting a second opinion

with some medical experts.

0:30:100:30:23

You're the one that I want.

0:30:230:30:27

For everyone who grew up in the '80s

Keith Chegwin was part

0:30:270:30:30

of their childhood.

0:30:300:30:31

We'll be getting more tributes

to the entertainer who's died

0:30:310:30:34

at the age of 60.

0:30:340:30:35

And it's the Strictly

final this weekend.

0:30:350:30:37

Former head judge Len Goodman

will be here to give us his verdict

0:30:370:30:40

on this year's competitors and,

of course, his successor,

0:30:400:30:43

Shirley.

0:30:430:30:43

Good morning.

0:30:430:30:44

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

0:30:440:30:47

A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

0:30:470:30:50

is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

0:30:500:30:52

on moving to a system

of presumed consent.

0:30:520:30:54

The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

0:30:540:30:57

rather than the current

scheme of opting in.

0:30:570:30:59

Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

0:30:590:31:02

Government is planning

to introduce a similar scheme.

0:31:020:31:12

Temperatures of -13 have been

recorded in Shropshire on the

0:31:120:31:15

coldest night of the year so far.

0:31:150:31:19

The Met Office has extended yellow

warnings for snow and ice

0:31:190:31:22

until later this morning

and the AA has warned driving

0:31:220:31:25

could be hazardous.

0:31:250:31:25

Hundreds of schools will stay closed

for a second successive day.

0:31:250:31:28

And Carol will have a fall

round up of the weather

0:31:280:31:31

in a few minutes' time.

0:31:310:31:33

Four people have been arrested

on suspicion of murder after three

0:31:330:31:36

children died in a house fire

in Salford, Greater Manchester,

0:31:360:31:38

in the early hours

of Monday morning.

0:31:380:31:40

A 14-year-old girl, named

locally as Demi Pearson,

0:31:400:31:42

was pronounced dead at the scene,

and an eight-year-old boy and a girl

0:31:420:31:46

aged seven died in hospital.

0:31:460:31:50

Their mother, named

as Michelle Pearson,

0:31:500:31:51

and a three year old are still

in a serious condition.

0:31:510:31:54

A vigil was held for

the victims last night.

0:31:540:31:58

The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

0:31:580:32:02

explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated

0:32:020:32:05

attempted terrorist attack.

0:32:050:32:05

The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27-year-old

0:32:050:32:09

Bangladeshi who moved

to the United States six years ago.

0:32:090:32:11

President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress to toughen

0:32:110:32:14

immigration policy.

0:32:140:32:20

This attack underscores the need

for Congress to work

0:32:200:32:26

with the President on immigration

reforms that enhance our national

0:32:260:32:29

security and public safety.

0:32:290:32:34

We must protect our borders,

we must ensure that individuals

0:32:340:32:38

entering our country are not coming

to do harm to our people and we must

0:32:380:32:42

move to a merit-based

system of immigration.

0:32:420:32:44

An influential American think tank

is warning that the British economy

0:32:440:32:47

is likely to be weakened by Brexit,

even if the UK agrees a new trade

0:32:470:32:51

deal with the EU.

0:32:510:32:52

A report from the Rand Corporation,

which is part-funded by the US

0:32:520:32:56

government, says almost all trading

relationships after March 2019

0:32:560:32:58

will be worse than Britain's current

membership of the EU.

0:32:580:33:03

Research suggests offering shopping

vouchers to new mothers can

0:33:030:33:05

encourage them to

breastfeed their babies.

0:33:050:33:07

About 10,000 new mums

in Yorkshire, Derbyshire

0:33:070:33:09

and Nottinghamshire were offered up

to £200 in vouchers as an incentive.

0:33:090:33:13

Breast-feeding rates

increased in these areas,

0:33:130:33:14

which typically have low uptake.

0:33:140:33:16

Breast-feeding levels in the UK

are some of the lowest in the world.

0:33:160:33:22

One of the most destructive

wildfires in California's history

0:33:220:33:30

- we talked about this yesterday -

is heading towards the city of Santa

0:33:300:33:34

Barbara.

0:33:340:33:34

Firefighters are battling six

fires across the state,

0:33:340:33:37

with the largest having scorched

an area of 230,000 acres.

0:33:370:33:39

Governor Jerry Brown has

described the situation

0:33:390:33:42

as the new normal,

predicting that fires

0:33:420:33:47

like this could happen every

year.

0:33:470:33:51

And we have been reporting on this

for days.

It is an area the size of

0:33:510:34:00

New York City, which is fast, and

thank you for the messages on man

0:34:000:34:05

flu research.

COUGHS.

As if on cue,

she coughs.

Are you OK?

I am fine,

0:34:050:34:15

thanks.

Many have got in touch to

say it is particularly difficult at

0:34:150:34:21

this time of year.

We've got to get

to the bottom of it, Sally. We have

0:34:210:34:26

a professor of virology.

And he

says?

He is unsure. He hasn't seen

0:34:260:34:37

the research from the Canadian

institute, which is a fact, which is

0:34:370:34:43

important news for the entire

nation.

I think we are perhaps a

0:34:430:34:47

little over man flu right now.

You

see, this is the situation that men

0:34:470:34:51

get in their homes all the time.

They feel ill, they struggle on

0:34:510:34:57

through, and there is no

appreciation.

You say they are

0:34:570:35:00

struggling on through.

Yes, OK.

Morning, everyone.

0:35:000:35:06

The FA have asked United and City

for their observations after City

0:35:060:35:09

coach Mikel Arteta was cut

on the head by a plastic bottle.

0:35:090:35:12

It's not known who threw it

but United manager Jose Mourinho

0:35:120:35:15

also had milk and

water thrown at him.

0:35:150:35:18

It appears the row started

when Mourinho objected to City's

0:35:180:35:21

celebrations after

their 2-1 victory.

0:35:210:35:25

Both City and United were in

the draw for the Champions League

0:35:250:35:28

knockout stages yesterday,

and they got pretty favourable ties

0:35:280:35:29

against Basel and Sevilla.

0:35:320:35:33

Liverpool will play Porto

and Spurs take on Juventus.

0:35:330:35:35

And with a record five English teams

through to the knock-out stage,

0:35:350:35:39

the 2012 champions Chelsea have

arguably the toughest tie,

0:35:390:35:41

they'll face the five-time

winners Barcelona.

0:35:410:35:48

Our mission is to be positive, and

as they know very well, when we are

0:35:480:35:57

in this stage, you must be ready to

face everything and, in this case,

0:35:570:36:00

we must be ready to face Barcelona.

0:36:000:36:04

A long weekend, described

as absurd by their opponents

0:36:040:36:07

finished with Saracens' worst defeat

in rugby unions' European Champions

0:36:070:36:10

Cup.

0:36:100:36:10

Clermont Auvergne thrashed

their hosts by 46 points to 14,

0:36:100:36:13

ending Saracens' two and a half year

unbeaten run in Europe.

0:36:130:36:15

The match had been put back

a day because of snow,

0:36:150:36:19

with fans initially banned

then allowed to attend.

0:36:190:36:21

There are some stinging comments

in the papers this morning

0:36:210:36:24

from former England captain

Michael Vaughan, who says

0:36:240:36:26

the current side are behaving

like students and the senior players

0:36:260:36:29

need to step up and be role models

to the youngsters coming through.

0:36:290:36:33

Another former captain,

Alistair Cook, says he believes

0:36:330:36:35

they're getting a bad press.

0:36:350:36:41

I hadn't think we are getting

painted fairly in the media on our

0:36:410:36:48

culture. Clearly there have been a

couple of things which, it sounds

0:36:480:36:51

silly to say it, in the media have

been brought up, but there was

0:36:510:36:56

change after the September incident,

so it is up to us to adjust to that

0:36:560:37:00

quickly and we can't afford any

mistakes because we understand that

0:37:000:37:05

they have had it with the ECB and

trying to make kids play cricket,

0:37:050:37:09

which is what we want to do.

0:37:090:37:12

Skiier Lindsey Vonn,

who missed the 2014 Olympics

0:37:120:37:14

because of injury, is having more

problems in the build up to the 2018

0:37:140:37:18

Games in Pyeonchang.

0:37:180:37:19

The former World Champion fell

to the ground as her back seized

0:37:190:37:22

up during a Super-G race

in Switzerland at the weekend.

0:37:220:37:25

But the American believes she can be

fit in time to win a second Olympic

0:37:250:37:29

gold in two months.

0:37:290:37:31

Everything that I have done has been

in preparation for these Olympics,

0:37:310:37:36

so right now I am trying to stay

healthy going in. So far it is not

0:37:360:37:42

going very well, but, you know, I

feel I am saving all my luck for

0:37:420:37:48

February and hopefully everything

will work out the way it is supposed

0:37:480:37:52

to.

0:37:520:37:53

When it comes to footballers

and statues, the results have been

0:37:530:37:56

pretty mixed to say the least.

0:37:560:37:57

Cristiano Ronaldo's bust

at Madeira Airport had to be remade

0:37:570:38:01

Now, it's Diego Maradona's turn.

0:38:010:38:03

The Argentinian legend

unveiling his own statue

0:38:030:38:06

in the Indian city of Kolkata,

which will be put in a public park.

0:38:060:38:13

This is supposed to be him

holding the 1986 World Cup.

0:38:130:38:16

Oh, no.

LAUGHTER

0:38:160:38:21

it looks like your nan.

It looks

like Bilbo Baggins.

It is very tall.

0:38:270:38:37

Really big hair. He always had good

hair.

That is a bit of a letdown,

0:38:370:38:43

isn't it, and look at the size of

the Cup!

The World Cup has always

0:38:430:38:48

been tiny. Everything about that is

wrong.

Isn't it excellent? It is my

0:38:480:38:53

favourite story of the day.

Thank

you.

That is really poor, isn't it?

0:38:530:38:59

Thank you.

0:38:590:39:00

Almost half a million

children and young people,

0:39:000:39:03

some as young as 11,

are gambling every week.

0:39:030:39:05

A new survey from the Gambling

Commission is highlighting websites,

0:39:050:39:08

which allow players to gamble

with virtual currency,

0:39:080:39:10

which can then be

turned into real money.

0:39:100:39:12

It says children don't fully

understand the consequences.

0:39:120:39:15

Ryan Archer started gambling at 15,

and has lost more than 2,000 pounds

0:39:150:39:18

on these sites.

0:39:180:39:23

Being a student, with a student

loan, some people would spend it on

0:39:230:39:31

expensive clothes, I spend it on

gambling. There are been times when

0:39:310:39:37

I struggled to buy food because this

takes priority.

Four years ago

0:39:370:39:42

Ryan's love of gambling spiralled.

He is one of a growing number of

0:39:420:39:49

gamers drawn into the world of

so-called Skins betting.

It is hard

0:39:490:39:54

to ask your parents or £1000 to buy

a knife, it is a lot easier to ask

0:39:540:40:01

for a tenner and turn it into 1000.

These are the skins, knives and

0:40:010:40:09

weapons, virtual items used when

playing computer games like Counter

0:40:090:40:16

Strike, or CS Go. Some can be bought

for pennies. The rare ones cost

0:40:160:40:23

thousands and are highly

collectable. They exist within the

0:40:230:40:26

game. As these teenagers know, there

are unlicensed sites where skins can

0:40:260:40:32

be gambled and later converted into

cash.

You don't see an 11-year-old

0:40:320:40:37

walk into a betting shop and

abetting 200 on a horse race, you

0:40:370:40:42

know, but you can do it with this,

there is no stopping that.

0:40:420:40:46

We're joined now by Jane Rigbye

from Gamble Aware.

0:40:460:40:50

Good morning. I didn't know about

these so-called skins. So she has

0:40:500:40:58

explained a little bit. Tell us a

little more about it. They are sort

0:40:580:41:02

of in-game things you can win.

Yes,

equipment you can use in-game to

0:41:020:41:07

play the game and you can win them

through playing the game and you can

0:41:070:41:11

also buy them. And young people are

trading them and gambling them in

0:41:110:41:17

different ways.

How do they gamble

than?

There are different ways. In

0:41:170:41:21

the game itself, there is an

activity where people can put them

0:41:210:41:26

together in a pot and the odds are

based on who has put the most into

0:41:260:41:30

the pot and you can win the pot.

That doesn't necessarily use real

0:41:300:41:33

money. Then external websites, you

can gamble these pieces of Clement,

0:41:330:41:38

guns or knives, things you can use

in the game, and that is where the

0:41:380:41:43

concern comes in.

There was an

example of a 15-year-old with £2000.

0:41:430:41:49

In terms of the responsibility to

act, where does that like?

It is

0:41:490:41:55

really difficult because the current

legislation hasn't kept up with the

0:41:550:41:58

form of technology. It does not fall

within the remit of the regulator

0:41:580:42:04

the Gambling Commission. They need

to do more to look at the

0:42:040:42:07

legislation to make sure it looks up

-- keeps up with the changes.

You

0:42:070:42:11

talked about 11 -year-olds. What

sort of age groups can be on the

0:42:110:42:15

games and potentially doing gambling

of this sort?

Any age and the

0:42:150:42:19

concern is parents are not often

aware of what young people are doing

0:42:190:42:23

while they are on games and my

six-year-old, for example, plays

0:42:230:42:26

games online and plays on his

PlayStation and I don't really know

0:42:260:42:31

what he is doing. And there is

concern that parents don't really

0:42:310:42:34

know what is happening when they are

in the game. You think it is just

0:42:340:42:38

video gaming and it is not as safe

as it looks.

What about the impact

0:42:380:42:43

more generally outside of these

games? I've read some research 80%

0:42:430:42:46

of young people have seen gambling

adverts on the TV and they are

0:42:460:42:50

everywhere, especially if you watch

any sporting occasion, normally on a

0:42:500:42:54

commercial channels and those

adverts inside the programme will

0:42:540:42:59

always have quite a fun, friendly

gambling adverts. I wonder if that

0:42:590:43:03

is having a drip effect as well.

Advertising is everywhere for

0:43:030:43:08

gambling. We see it all over the

place. And what we need to do is

0:43:080:43:12

recognise gambling is a legitimate

leisure activity and should be

0:43:120:43:15

allowed to be advertised. But it

should be balanced with a

0:43:150:43:19

responsible gambling message. There

should be more advertising and

0:43:190:43:21

promotion of the fact that it is a

risky activity. It is not one that

0:43:210:43:26

should be available to young people

and there are places to go for help

0:43:260:43:34

and support.

What kind of

conversations would you like parents

0:43:340:43:37

to have with their children?

I think

parents should be explaining what

0:43:370:43:40

gambling is, what the risks are. The

fact that gambling isn't a way to

0:43:400:43:44

make money. The report out today

shows 40% of young people think

0:43:440:43:47

gambling is a way to make money

which shows a fundamental

0:43:470:43:50

misunderstanding of what gambling

is. So I think there is a job of

0:43:500:43:54

parents to have conversations with

young people about what gambling is

0:43:540:43:57

an also for the rest of us to make

sure these conversations are

0:43:570:44:00

happening in the same way we talk

about drugs or alcohol in schools,

0:44:000:44:04

we should talk about gambling as

well.

OK, thank you very much. It is

0:44:040:44:08

good to talk to you.

It is 6:44am, let's bring you

0:44:080:44:12

up-to-date with the main stories.

0:44:120:44:16

Ministers are proposing a radical

0:44:160:44:17

change to organ donation rules,

which could mean people have to opt

0:44:170:44:20

out of being on the register.

0:44:200:44:22

They say the move would make more

organs available for transplant.

0:44:220:44:25

Four people have been arrested

on suspicion of murder after three

0:44:250:44:28

children died in a house

fire in Salford.

0:44:280:44:35

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:44:350:44:39

Here's Carol with a look

at this morning's weather.

0:44:390:44:40

It

at this morning's weather.

0:44:400:44:40

It was

at this morning's weather.

0:44:400:44:40

It was the

at this morning's weather.

0:44:400:44:41

It was the coldest

at this morning's weather.

0:44:410:44:41

It was the coldest night

at this morning's weather.

0:44:410:44:41

It was the coldest night of

at this morning's weather.

0:44:410:44:41

It was the coldest night of the

at this morning's weather.

0:44:410:44:42

It was the coldest night of the year

at this morning's weather.

0:44:420:44:42

It was the coldest night of the year

last night. Many people waking up to

0:44:420:44:44

seems like that behind you.

0:44:440:44:45

Good morning. Last night the

temperature in Shropshire fell to

0:44:470:44:52

-13. The code is night of the year

so far. The last time we had

0:44:520:44:58

temperatures that low was the

brewery, 2016, in Braemar, where it

0:44:580:45:03

was -14 -- coldest night. It is

frosty and there's the risk of ice

0:45:030:45:10

on untreated surfaces. To give you

an idea of the temperatures we have

0:45:100:45:14

at the moment, there you go, -13. -5

in the north of England. If there's

0:45:140:45:24

the case of you being on the go this

morning, we have these warnings in

0:45:240:45:30

the south of Wales and the West

Midlands. In the south, a beautiful

0:45:300:45:34

start to the day, sunshine but cold,

especially in the countryside and as

0:45:340:45:39

we sweep from the south-west of

England into Wales, again, a

0:45:390:45:43

beautiful start but we have freezing

fog and a few showers. For

0:45:430:45:47

north-west England, a beautiful

start but pretty cold. May be the

0:45:470:45:50

odd shower across the Isle of Man

and through the day you will notice

0:45:500:45:54

more cloud building from the west

across Northern Ireland but for now

0:45:540:45:58

it is cold and also quite bright, or

it will be when the sun is out.

0:45:580:46:02

Across Scotland, a similar story,

bright weather when the sun gets up

0:46:020:46:07

but again, pockets of mist and the

same in north-east England, cold and

0:46:070:46:11

frosty with the risk of ice. When we

lose the fog, many of us will have a

0:46:110:46:17

dry morning and into the afternoon

many will have sunny spells

0:46:170:46:20

continuing, but in the west you will

notice the cloud thickening, wet and

0:46:200:46:25

windy weather is coming our way

preceded by hill snow, not just in

0:46:250:46:29

Scotland but Northern Ireland, north

Wales and north-west England.

0:46:290:46:33

Maximum temperatures up to around

four. It won't be as windy in the

0:46:330:46:38

south as it was yesterday. Through

the evening and overnight, our

0:46:380:46:41

weather front producing this rain

will continue to go south-east with

0:46:410:46:45

low snow for a time and then we have

a clearer interlude before another

0:46:450:46:49

system comes in from the west, this

one introducing more rain, showery

0:46:490:46:55

rain, and hill snow. Temperature

wise, not as low as last night, but

0:46:550:47:00

these temperatures are in towns and

cities, always lower in the

0:47:000:47:04

countryside, especially where we

have lying snow. We say goodbye to

0:47:040:47:08

our first one today early, the

second one moves south-east, behind

0:47:080:47:13

it we have cold air so again we will

see snow and the other salient thing

0:47:130:47:17

is the change in the wind direction

is more westerly. There goes our

0:47:170:47:21

front pushing down to the

south-east, showery with some heavy

0:47:210:47:26

bursts. Drier and bright interlude

with sunshine and then further snow

0:47:260:47:30

showers. Some of those will get down

to low levels in Scotland and

0:47:300:47:34

towards the end of the day we could

see low-level snow in Northern

0:47:340:47:38

Ireland. For the rush-hour, possibly

in north-west England and north

0:47:380:47:42

Wales, something we are keeping a

close eye on because it will

0:47:420:47:46

obviously impact on your journey.

More on that through the rest of the

0:47:460:47:50

morning.

0:47:500:47:52

Someone has told me -11 where you

are. -- they are. We wanting to hear

0:47:540:47:59

from lots of people this morning.

We

are -5! You are disappointed, aren't

0:47:590:48:05

you?

I wanted to know how cold it

felt at -12!

We could sort that out

0:48:050:48:11

for you!

0:48:110:48:11

With more of us shopping

online ths Christmas,

0:48:110:48:14

there's a huge knock

on for the jobs market

0:48:140:48:16

and a bit of a shortage of qualified

drivers to get our goods delivered.

0:48:160:48:20

Steph has more.

0:48:200:48:21

It affects how we shop, how we

spend, the kinds of jobs that are

0:48:210:48:24

out there the people we need to do

that. There are some stats on that.

0:48:240:48:32

I'm going to start

with some good news,

0:48:320:48:34

there are more of us

in work than ever before.

0:48:340:48:42

Have a look at this graph,

0:48:420:48:46

now we're at a 42-year low.

0:48:460:48:48

So given there are fewer people

looking for work it means that some

0:48:480:48:51

sectors are struggling

to hire people.

0:48:510:48:53

One of the big shortages is of lorry

0:48:530:48:55

drivers, we need over 50,000 more

lorry drivers needed on our roads

0:48:550:48:58

this year.

0:48:580:48:59

That does mean

0:48:590:49:01

that truckers can push for higher

wages and could earn over £20

0:49:010:49:05

an hour plus hundreds

in bonuses for a shift.

0:49:050:49:11

Amanda White is UK Operations

Manager at Manpower.

0:49:110:49:15

Looking at the situation with

haulage, why are we struggling to

0:49:150:49:18

get lorry drivers?

We are seeing a

positive upturn with driving. It is

0:49:180:49:26

a shortage market, we are finding

there is less people coming into the

0:49:260:49:30

industry, less young people coming

into the industry, possibly due to

0:49:300:49:35

the unsocial hours. It is an ageing

workforce that we are finding as

0:49:350:49:39

well and also this particular sector

has relied on quite a lot of EU

0:49:390:49:43

workers in the past.

Who obviously

some of them are working here

0:49:430:49:48

because they are worried about what

would happen after Brexit.

The UK

0:49:480:49:55

has seen a high number of people who

have worked from other countries

0:49:550:50:00

here in the UK are now leaving,

maybe the interest rate isn't as

0:50:000:50:06

attractive as it once was and the

uncertainty of what will happen with

0:50:060:50:09

Brexit certainly has a knock on

effect.

What are hauliers doing

0:50:090:50:14

about this?

We have a number of

companies looking to increase

0:50:140:50:18

salaries, as you mentioned. We have

companies looking to offer bonuses

0:50:180:50:23

for completed shifts, so incentives

to see out the work that they are

0:50:230:50:27

doing. Also we are seeing a high

number of people stockpiling drivers

0:50:270:50:32

on permanent contracts, this is

probably what will happen in 2019 to

0:50:320:50:39

ensure they have the talent going

forward.

What does that mean, to

0:50:390:50:45

stockpile them?

It will increase the

number of people they take on.

They

0:50:450:50:49

have people waiting in the wings who

they aren't using?

They will use

0:50:490:50:53

them in their industry but they

might over recruit currently to make

0:50:530:50:57

sure they have the talent. Obviously

we encourage clients to look to up

0:50:570:51:05

skill their workforce. Manpower

itself has trained thousands of

0:51:050:51:13

people with the regulations do help

our clients fill this shortage.

0:51:130:51:18

Looking at the DVLA figures, they

say there are far more qualified

0:51:180:51:22

lorry drivers than jobs, which

suggests there are people with the

0:51:220:51:25

right skills but they don't want to

do the job.

These statistics would

0:51:250:51:30

say that, yes.

What about the wider

jobs picture at the moment?

Although

0:51:300:51:35

the Manpower outlook survey looked

negative overall, there's quite a

0:51:350:51:43

few industries that are seeing

positive impacts. Certainly other

0:51:430:51:48

areas. If we look at the Midlands,

the golden triangle, between

0:51:480:51:54

Northampton, Milton Keynes and

Daventry, this is a high chelation

0:51:540:51:58

for haulage and we are seeing great

increase there. That was very high.

0:51:580:52:05

-- high population.

Big regional

differences. Amanda, thanks for your

0:52:050:52:11

time this morning. That's it from me

for now.

0:52:110:52:14

Molly Bloom has had

an extraordinary life.

0:52:140:52:16

She was a former world-class skier

whose career was cut short

0:52:160:52:19

after an accident.

0:52:190:52:20

She then went on to set up exclusive

high-stakes poker games

0:52:200:52:23

for Hollywood's elite.

0:52:230:52:24

But for all the wealth

and excitement of that lifestyle,

0:52:240:52:26

there was a very dark side.

0:52:260:52:28

Her story has now been

turned into a film.

0:52:280:52:31

Jessica Chastain plays

0:52:310:52:31

the Poker Princess in Molly's

Game.

0:52:310:52:33

I went to meet them both.

0:52:330:52:37

When you heard her story, what was

it about... Why did you want to play

0:52:370:52:43

Molly?

Well, first of all, I mean,

her story's incredible. She goes

0:52:430:52:49

from being, like, third in women's

moguls in Los Angeles to running the

0:52:490:52:54

most exclusive high-stakes poker

game in the world and unbeknownst to

0:52:540:52:57

her she gets involved with Russian

members of the Mafia and gets

0:52:570:53:01

indicted by the FBI.

They were going all in, all the

0:53:010:53:04

time.

It's extraordinary because you made

0:53:040:53:07

it quite some time ago but the

residents it now has post Harvey

0:53:070:53:16

Weinstein and everything, what do

you make of that?

It didn't start

0:53:160:53:19

with Harvey Weinstein, what's been

going on in the world. When Erin was

0:53:190:53:23

writing this script, yes, it's very

timely now because it's at the

0:53:230:53:26

forefront but a great writer, writer

is ahead of that. He was perceiving

0:53:260:53:30

what was going on in the world.

You're going to stop paying me

0:53:300:53:33

because I get too much money doing

my second job?

You don't have

0:53:330:53:39

bargaining power here.

You are an

important.

0:53:390:53:42

Tell us about the atmosphere, it's

very clear in the film, but the

0:53:420:53:47

atmosphere in those games, at one

time they are respecting you, at

0:53:470:53:51

other times hitting on you.

It was a lot of, like, you know, I

0:53:510:53:56

will buy you a purse and I'll take

you on a date, that kind of stuff.

0:53:560:54:01

When I started being the bank, it

was more like, I'm not paying you

0:54:010:54:06

that $50,000 because that game was

unfair. There was a marked change in

0:54:060:54:11

how I was perceived and treated.

This comes to the heart of what

0:54:110:54:15

we're talking about now and Jessica,

you've been going out of your way to

0:54:150:54:20

big up people who feel like Molly,

able to speak out, haven't you?

0:54:200:54:26

Why are there so little, you know,

positions of power for women? Why

0:54:260:54:32

are women not sitting at the table

making the decisions? What's

0:54:320:54:37

happened is society has been

groomed. Women and men have been

0:54:370:54:41

groomed to behave a certain way and

that's because we don't have women

0:54:410:54:45

in leadership and there's no room at

the table for them.

Is it going to

0:54:450:54:49

change? Is it going to have to

change and how?

0:54:490:54:52

It absolutely has to change. Right

now with Time Magazine having people

0:54:520:54:58

of the year as the #metoo movement,

it shows how important it is. 2017,

0:54:580:55:03

we're going to remember this year as

the time where people first... Not

0:55:030:55:09

first, but really came forward and

said we can't live in this

0:55:090:55:12

complicity any more, we have to move

against what is being programmed in

0:55:120:55:16

asp.

, on, Molly, how deep into the

0:55:160:55:19

Russian mob were you?

You ended up in shocking and violent

0:55:190:55:24

situations because of what you were

trying to do?

0:55:240:55:26

I started making reckless choices in

this world but the consequences were

0:55:260:55:32

much heavier than I imagined.

Thank you so much for talking to us

0:55:320:55:36

about it. Thank you so much, Molly,

thank you, Jess.

0:55:360:55:41

A fascinating chap, wasn't it?

Both

of them really interesting to hear

0:55:410:55:46

from.

0:55:460:55:46

Molly's Game is at cinemas

from the first of January.

0:55:460:55:49

We will have a longer version of

that interview in about two hours.

0:55:490:55:53

There you go.

Book that in!

0:55:530:55:55

You're watching Breakfast.

0:55:550:55:56

Still to come this morning:

0:55:560:56:04

Pope can't let our Seedorf him... --

O come let us adore him...

0:56:040:56:11

From Christmas Crooners

to raucous rockers,

0:56:110:56:12

we're on a mission to get

the whole of the UK singing.

0:56:120:56:16

A week from today we have six choirs

around the UK singing in various

0:56:160:56:20

places and we want you to sing along

at home. It will be a massive

0:56:200:56:26

Breakfast sing up. It's oh come all

Ye faithful, the lyrics are on our

0:56:260:56:32

Facebook site. We will do that

around 9am next Tuesday. Six choirs

0:56:320:56:38

and you. At home singing with us.

I'm sure it will work!

0:56:380:56:43

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

0:56:431:00:01

Now, though, it's back

to Louise and Dan.

1:00:011:00:03

Bye for now.

1:00:031:00:04

Hello, this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:081:00:10

Big changes could be on the way

to organ donor rules.

1:00:101:00:14

In future, people may have to opt

out of the transplant

1:00:141:00:16

register in England.

1:00:161:00:17

Health chiefs say it

will help save lives.

1:00:171:00:34

Good morning.

1:00:341:00:35

It's Tuesday, December 12.

1:00:351:00:36

Also this morning.

1:00:361:00:38

It's offically been

the coldest night of the year.

1:00:381:00:41

Temperatures plummeted

to -13 in Shropshire.

1:00:411:00:48

And that leads us into a cold day,

but mostly dry one, with some

1:00:481:00:54

sunshine when we lose the freezing

fog patches this morning,

1:00:541:00:57

but later wet and windy conditions

return from the west.

1:00:571:01:06

Why giving new mums shopping

vouchers as a reward increased

1:01:061:01:08

the rates of breast-feeding.

1:01:081:01:12

One in ten of us working overtime

get the one and a half premium, so I

1:01:121:01:17

will look at why working beyond your

usual hours is becoming less

1:01:171:01:22

lucrative.

1:01:221:01:22

In sport, the fallout

from the Manchester derby goes on.

1:01:221:01:25

The FA have asked United

and City for observations

1:01:251:01:27

after their post-match bust-up,

which left City coach Mikel Arteta

1:01:271:01:30

injured when he was hit

by a plastic bottle.

1:01:301:01:32

Is man flu real or a myth?

1:01:321:01:34

New research suggests men might not

be putting it on after all,

1:01:341:01:38

but not everyone's convinced.

1:01:381:01:39

We will have more on that later.

1:01:391:01:40

Good morning.

1:01:401:01:41

First, our main story.

1:01:411:01:42

A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

1:01:421:01:45

is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

1:01:451:01:48

on moving to a system

of presumed consent.

1:01:481:01:50

The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

1:01:501:01:53

rather than the current

scheme of opting in.

1:01:531:01:55

Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

1:01:551:01:57

Government is planning

to introduce a similar scheme.

1:01:571:01:59

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

1:01:591:02:01

Offering a stranger the gift of life

is what lies at the heart

1:02:011:02:05

of organ donation.

1:02:051:02:15

These are the names of those who've

helped some of the 6,500 people

1:02:151:02:18

who need transplant each

year, but around 450

1:02:181:02:20

will die before

a donor can be found.

1:02:201:02:22

The family of Adrian Williams

were happy to support his

1:02:221:02:25

decision to donate.

1:02:251:02:28

When you lose someone,

and they've given that gift,

1:02:281:02:32

that huge gift, you're immensely

proud of them and it fills

1:02:321:02:36

you with comfort that other families

are actually enjoying the lives

1:02:361:02:40

of their loved ones,

where they may not have done,

1:02:401:02:43

because of something

that our Ade has done for them.

1:02:431:02:49

The past decade has seen a big surge

in donors across the UK.

1:02:491:02:53

In 2007, there were around

790 deceased donors.

1:02:531:03:00

That's now risen to more than 1400.

1:03:001:03:02

The number of registered donors has

gone up from 14 million to more

1:03:021:03:05

than 23 million.

1:03:051:03:07

But ministers are concerned that

four out of ten families say

1:03:071:03:13

to donation, so are proposing

a system where it's assumed

1:03:131:03:16

we are all willing to be donors.

1:03:161:03:18

The issue of presumed consent is one

thing we are looking at.

1:03:181:03:21

What we need is much better

communication inside families

1:03:211:03:23

so that people know what family

members actually want.

1:03:231:03:26

There are some concerns

that moving to a system

1:03:261:03:28

where there is an assumption

we are willing to donate could be

1:03:281:03:32

counter-productive, undoing

the good work of recent

1:03:321:03:33

years by raising fears over

the government having

1:03:331:03:36

on our organs.

1:03:361:03:41

And we shall discuss that at 8:10am

on Breakfast.

And send in your

1:03:411:03:47

thoughts as well.

1:03:471:03:53

-13 degrees was recorded in

Shropshire.

1:03:531:03:55

The Met Office has extended yellow

warnings for snow and ice

1:03:551:03:58

until later this morning

and the AA has warned driving

1:03:581:04:01

could be hazardous.

1:04:011:04:02

Hundreds of schools will stay closed

for a second successive day.

1:04:021:04:06

And we will be live in one of the

worst hit areas, the West Midlands,

1:04:061:04:10

and Carol will have a full round-up

of the weather. If you want any

1:04:101:04:15

local information about possible

school closures and road incidents

1:04:151:04:18

and activity this morning, then your

BBC local radio station is ready to

1:04:181:04:23

go, and there are live updates on

the BBC website as well.

1:04:231:04:29

Four people are being questioned

on suspicion of murder,

1:04:291:04:31

after three children died in a house

fire in Salford early yesterday.

1:04:311:04:34

Their mother and another

three-year-old child remain

1:04:341:04:36

in a critical condition.

1:04:361:04:37

Our correspondent Dave Guest

is live at the scene.

1:04:371:04:40

Good morning, Dave.

1:04:401:04:43

Any developments overnight?

1:04:431:04:46

What more can you tell us?

1:04:461:04:48

Good morning.

1:04:481:04:51

Police maintaining a presence in

Jackson Street just over 34 hours

1:04:511:04:55

after the fire at 5am yesterday

morning. 216-year-old boys managed

1:04:551:05:02

to get out, but mother and four

children were trapped inside,

1:05:021:05:06

rescued but sadly the 14-year-old

girl Debbie Pearson died at the

1:05:061:05:11

scene and a boy of eight and girl of

seven died later in hospital. The

1:05:111:05:17

mother named as Michelle Pearson ill

in hospital, as is a three-year-old

1:05:171:05:20

girl. It seems what appeared to be a

tragic accident was something more

1:05:201:05:25

sinister when the police announced

they had launched a police

1:05:251:05:30

investigation. Four arrested

overnight, three men and a woman,

1:05:301:05:33

and a fifth person, a man, on

suspicion of assisting an offender.

1:05:331:05:37

This has shocked the local

community. Last night a local church

1:05:371:05:41

opened its doors and invited people

in to spend a couple of moments

1:05:411:05:45

thinking about the three young lives

lost, and of course the mother and

1:05:451:05:50

the young girl who are still very

ill in hospital. The police will

1:05:501:05:54

continue questioning those they

arrested last night today.

Very

1:05:541:05:57

grim. Thank you for updating us.

Absolutely.

1:05:571:06:02

The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

1:06:021:06:05

explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated

1:06:051:06:08

attempted terrorist attack.

1:06:081:06:09

The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27-year-old

1:06:091:06:12

Bangladeshi who moved

to the United States six years ago.

1:06:121:06:14

President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress to toughen

1:06:141:06:17

immigration policy.

1:06:171:06:23

Offering new mothers cash incentives

could significantly increase

1:06:231:06:27

breast-feeding rates,

according to a new study.

1:06:271:06:29

More than 10,000 new mums

were offered shopping vouchers worth

1:06:291:06:31

up to £120 if babies received

breast milk at two days,

1:06:311:06:34

ten days and six weeks old.

1:06:341:06:39

A further £80 of vouchers

was available if they continued

1:06:391:06:41

to receive breast milk

up to six months.

1:06:411:06:44

Adina Campbell reports.

1:06:441:06:45

Breast-feeding the newest member

of the Sutcliffe family

1:06:451:06:47

is a lot easier a second

time around but,

1:06:471:06:50

after Fiona's first

daughter was born,

1:06:501:06:52

she was spurred on by

shopping vouchers

1:06:521:06:53

during the toughest moments.

1:06:531:06:59

It is really encouraged

me to keep going,

1:06:591:07:01

especially when the night

was quite difficult

1:07:011:07:03

and I thought about giving

up breast-feeding

1:07:031:07:05

and that was another

incentive to keep going,

1:07:051:07:07

and especially given it's so easy

to sort of claim the vouchers.

1:07:071:07:10

Fiona was one of more than 10,000

mums who took part in a study

1:07:101:07:14

over 18 months.

1:07:141:07:15

They were offered up to £200

in shopping vouchers

1:07:151:07:17

at five different stages

of breast-feeding.

1:07:171:07:19

£40 at two days old and the same

amount at ten days,

1:07:191:07:22

six weeks, three

months and six months.

1:07:221:07:31

Before getting the vouchers,

claimed forms were signed off

1:07:311:07:33

by midwives or health

visitors during visits.

1:07:331:07:36

Overall, the breast-feeding

rates went up by 6%,

1:07:361:07:38

which researchers believe

is a big difference.

1:07:381:07:46

We do know that biologically

and physiologically,

1:07:461:07:47

we are designed to breast-feed.

1:07:471:07:49

We know that 99% of women, given

the right support, can breastfeed.

1:07:491:07:52

There are plenty of

benefits to breast-feeding

1:07:521:07:56

but these mums in Sheffield

have mixed views

1:07:561:07:58

about being paid to do it.

1:07:581:08:06

I don't think, you know,

it should really be monetary.

1:08:061:08:09

And I think some people might get

persuaded just because of the money.

1:08:091:08:13

If you can't do it, it's fine, too.

1:08:131:08:15

But, yeah, having an incentive

wiill definitely help

1:08:151:08:17

and just get the message out there.

1:08:171:08:19

The UK has some of the lowest

breast-feeding rates in the world.

1:08:191:08:22

Researchers say vouchers

are a small price to pay

1:08:221:08:25

with long-term benefits

to babies and the NHS.

1:08:251:08:27

Adina Campbell, BBC News.

1:08:271:08:38

It is the time of year when lots of

us might be putting in extra hours

1:08:381:08:42

of work. We are talking about

overtime. Steph has details about

1:08:421:08:47

figures.

Yes, it is really

interesting. You within in the past

1:08:471:08:52

it is lucrative to overtime. Often

you might get time and a half as

1:08:521:08:58

well as money you would normally be

getting and that can be helpful at

1:08:581:09:02

this time of year. Research out has

sound one in ten workers, two and a

1:09:021:09:10

half million people, work overtime

and only one fifth of those people

1:09:101:09:13

are getting a premium for it. So the

majority of us are working for the

1:09:131:09:25

same income. It is interesting what

is happening with jobs and there are

1:09:251:09:29

more people in work than ever

before. The unemployment rate is at

1:09:291:09:33

a 42 year low. There are a lot of

people in work. There are questions

1:09:331:09:37

about what's happening with wages.

The fact that they haven't kept up

1:09:371:09:41

with the cost of living. So for lots

of people they felt in real terms

1:09:411:09:45

they haven't got as much money as

they have in the past. So there is a

1:09:451:09:50

big change. 20 years ago, 17% of

people would have got a premium if

1:09:501:09:57

they worked overtime. Now that is

dramatically reduced.

That is very

1:09:571:10:01

interesting and I am sure that lots

of people are feeling that as well.

1:10:011:10:05

Thank you.

1:10:051:10:09

One of the most destructive

wildfires is heading towards Santa

1:10:091:10:13

Barbara. The largest has scorched

and area the size of New York City.

1:10:131:10:18

The governor has described the

situation as the new normal and

1:10:181:10:21

predicted these could happen every

year.

1:10:211:10:29

This fire is a monster.

1:10:291:10:30

It has now burned an area

bigger than New York City

1:10:301:10:33

and Paris combined.

1:10:331:10:34

More than 6,000 firefighters

are battling it, but still the blaze

1:10:341:10:37

rages in the hills

above the Pacific Ocean.

1:10:371:10:40

These helicopter pilots are working

hard, trying to slow down

1:10:401:10:43

the northward advance

of the huge fire.

1:10:431:10:48

But still it is marching on,

down from that ridge top,

1:10:481:10:51

and the concern is that it

might affect homes here,

1:10:511:10:53

and it could even burn all the way

down towards Santa Barbara,

1:10:531:10:56

on the Pacific Ocean.

1:10:561:11:02

California feels like a state under

siege by the climate -

1:11:021:11:05

rising temperatures,

years of drought, longer and more

1:11:051:11:07

devastating wildfire seasons.

1:11:071:11:11

The Governor says, in this warming

world, it is no surprise.

1:11:111:11:13

This could be something

that happens every year,

1:11:131:11:16

or every few years, it

happens in some degree.

1:11:161:11:18

It's just more intense,

more widespread, and we're

1:11:181:11:20

about ready to have

firefighting at Christmas.

1:11:201:11:22

This is very odd and unusual,

but it's the way the world is.

1:11:221:11:34

It has been a distressing

week for animals, too.

1:11:341:11:36

Dozens of horses have

died in the fires.

1:11:361:11:38

This video shows racehorses fleeing

the flames after they were set loose

1:11:381:11:41

in San Diego County.

1:11:411:11:43

There is some good news.

1:11:431:11:44

The worst winds seem to have died

down, giving firefighters a better

1:11:441:11:47

chance to battle the blaze,

but it is a daunting task.

1:11:471:11:50

This may yet become the largest

wildfire in the history

1:11:501:11:53

of this state.

1:11:531:12:06

And extraordinary pictures. You are

watching Breakfast.

1:12:061:12:10

Now let's return to

the weather this morning.

1:12:101:12:12

Freezing conditions are continuing

to affect parts of the UK,

1:12:121:12:15

with forecasters confirming that

last night was the coldest night

1:12:151:12:18

of the year so far.

1:12:181:12:19

In parts of Wales, temperatures

dropped to minus nine

1:12:191:12:22

and in Shropshire the thermometer

went as low as minus 13 degrees.

1:12:221:12:25

Gritters have been

working hard overnight.

1:12:251:12:27

At this one gritting depot

in Stroud, they put down 450 tons

1:12:271:12:30

of salt last night.

1:12:301:12:35

Many schools remain closed

with the West Midlands

1:12:351:12:37

the worst hit.

1:12:371:12:39

350 schools there

will be closed today.

1:12:391:12:41

While in Wales, about 264 schools

so far have said they will shut.

1:12:411:12:45

And indeed, the weather was so bad

in the Midlands yesterday,

1:12:451:12:48

health bosses appealed for 4x4

drivers to help ferry staff

1:12:481:12:51

to hospital for their shifts.

1:12:511:12:52

Joining us from outside

the Birmingham Children's Hospital

1:12:521:12:54

is our reporter Kathryn Stanczyszyn.

1:12:541:13:00

There's been a real sense

of community spirit there,

1:13:001:13:03

Kathryn.

1:13:031:13:03

Yes, indeed. Good morning. Many

people relished the snow day off

1:13:031:13:10

work or school yesterday. Some have

won today as well. But when your job

1:13:101:13:14

is a matter of life or death it is

not as much fun and at Birmingham

1:13:141:13:19

Children's Hospital yesterday they

had to put out an appeal on social

1:13:191:13:22

media asking for anyone with a

4-wheel-drive vehicles with sturdy

1:13:221:13:26

vehicles to get staff in and out of

their shift here because of the

1:13:261:13:30

amount of adverse weather we have

had in the Midlands over the last

1:13:301:13:34

couple of days. They say they

managed to get everyone in on the

1:13:341:13:38

late shift last night. They did the

same this morning. If they need a

1:13:381:13:42

game to ask later, they will do so.

The roads are the big worry with so

1:13:421:13:48

much ice around. It really is a case

of going very steady. You mentioned

1:13:481:13:54

grit in Gloucestershire. Coventry

City Council said they have used 800

1:13:541:13:57

tons of grit in the last 48 hours.

And we can see the snow on the

1:13:571:14:02

ground. Disruption across lots of

parts as well.

Yes, there is an

1:14:021:14:06

amber weather warning from the Met

Office for ice across the country

1:14:061:14:10

and as I say that is causing

problems with accessibility, and

1:14:101:14:14

that is why we still have quite a

lot of school closures. You

1:14:141:14:18

mentioned 260 in Wales. It might go

up a little bit. 80 in

1:14:181:14:22

Gloucestershire. In the west

Midlands there are 350 closed at the

1:14:221:14:27

moment. That number might go up. It

is not quite a blanket closure as we

1:14:271:14:31

had yesterday in Birmingham. Some

places are more accessible. They

1:14:311:14:35

have left it up to individual head

teachers to make up their own mind.

1:14:351:14:39

If you are going outside today, my

advice is to wrap up warm. It is

1:14:391:14:45

perishing out here. I just checked

the weather on my phone. Moscow is

1:14:451:14:49

-2, Birmingham is - four.

Well,

thank you very much indeed and the

1:14:491:14:55

best of luck with the rest of your

day. Thank you. So that is why the

1:14:551:14:59

worst affected areas of the UK and

Carol has the picture for the rest

1:14:591:15:03

of the country as well.

What sort of

scene are people waking up to this

1:15:031:15:08

morning?

1:15:081:15:09

Ice around this morning and some

people have deep lying snow. Some

1:15:091:15:16

seeing scenes like this, this was

yesterday, from Keswick in Cumbria.

1:15:161:15:23

Beautiful picture but treacherous

conditions around, a cold start. The

1:15:231:15:27

lowest temperature so far this year,

-13 in Shropshire. There's Prost,

1:15:271:15:34

lying snow, ice and freezing fog so

if you're travelling, take extra

1:15:341:15:39

care, as you would in those

conditions -- frost. This morning we

1:15:391:15:43

have a lot of clear skies and

temperatures fairly low. The clear

1:15:431:15:48

skies drift to the south-west but

bits and pieces of cloud bringing

1:15:481:15:53

the odd shower, the odd shower in

Wales and some freezing fog in south

1:15:531:15:57

Wales, and the West Midlands, that

will be slow to live, and as we go

1:15:571:16:01

to the north-west, cold and frosty.

In Northern Ireland, high cloud

1:16:011:16:05

around so a fine start to the day

but the cloud building in from the

1:16:051:16:10

west, introducing showers, and the

same in western Scotland, high cloud

1:16:101:16:14

producing the odd shower here and

there. The rest of Scotland will be

1:16:141:16:19

dry, cold and frosty, especially in

rural areas where we have the lying

1:16:191:16:23

snow. In north-east England, you

have the risk of ice and some

1:16:231:16:27

beautiful sparkling blue skies.

Through the day, for central and

1:16:271:16:31

eastern Scotland, central and

eastern England, we hang on to the

1:16:311:16:34

bright skies or the sunshine,

brighter skies will be in the

1:16:341:16:38

south-east and East Anglia and you

see how the cloud Ronson from the

1:16:381:16:42

west ahead of this weather front

that will introduce rain and hill

1:16:421:16:45

snow on the hills of Scotland,

Northern Ireland and later

1:16:451:16:49

north-west England and north Wales.

That whole system continues to drift

1:16:491:16:53

steadily south through the night, it

will be blustery around it. Behind

1:16:531:16:57

it, some clearer skies for a time

and then our next system comes in

1:16:571:17:03

introducing rain, but showery once

again with snow on the hills.

1:17:031:17:07

Temperature wise, in towns and

cities called, lower in the

1:17:071:17:11

countryside, especially where we

have lying snow. This is our front

1:17:111:17:16

clearing from the south-east and

then the second comes in, this is

1:17:161:17:21

showery, heading southwards, the

wind becomes more of a westerly, not

1:17:211:17:24

quite as cold a direction, but it

will change later in the week. Quite

1:17:241:17:28

a showery picture we are looking at

as the weather front goes to the

1:17:281:17:33

south-east. Behind it we drag in

colder conditions, some sunshine

1:17:331:17:38

around but increasingly through the

day we will see the showers turned

1:17:381:17:41

wintry even at lower levels, Snow

through the day in Northern Ireland

1:17:411:17:45

and Scotland -- turn. Something we

are keeping an eye on is the

1:17:451:17:50

possibility that for the evening

rush-hour in north-west England, as

1:17:501:17:54

the system sinks south, we could see

snow potentially at lower levels.

1:17:541:17:57

But the jury is out on that one so

if you're travelling on Wednesday

1:17:571:18:02

keep watching the weather forecast.

In contrast, look at the

1:18:021:18:05

temperatures in the south-west, 11.

On Thursday, another unsettled day,

1:18:051:18:10

we have rain and snow. Temperatures

by then, one in the north, seven or

1:18:101:18:16

eight in the south, but not the wind

direction that we've had, veering

1:18:161:18:21

from a north-westerly to more of a

northerly. Thanks very much. See you

1:18:211:18:27

in about 25 minutes for more of an

update.

1:18:271:18:32

Men who complain they have more

than just a few sniffles

1:18:321:18:35

may not be exaggerating

their symptoms after all,

1:18:351:18:37

if man flu exists!

1:18:371:18:39

That's according to

a new Canadian study

1:18:391:18:41

which suggests men might

have a weaker immune system

1:18:411:18:43

in response to some viruses.

1:18:431:18:47

Joining us now is John Oxford,

Professor of Virology

1:18:471:18:50

from Queen Mary University

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:501:18:53

from Queen Mary University

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:531:18:54

A

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:541:18:54

A friend

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:541:18:54

A friend of

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:541:18:54

A friend of the

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:541:18:55

A friend of the programme.

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:551:18:59

A friend of the programme. John,

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:18:591:19:00

A friend of the programme. John, if

and Doctor Brian Hope, a GP.

1:19:001:19:00

A friend of the programme. John, if

we can come to you first of all, are

1:19:001:19:03

we any clearer to discovering

whether man flu is a myth or is it

1:19:031:19:08

real?

I don't think we're any

clearer. The timing is good for this

1:19:081:19:13

study, I must say, there's 10,000 or

20,000 people infected with flu at

1:19:131:19:17

the moment, that's the figures from

the GPs in Britain and ten times as

1:19:171:19:21

many who have a cold sober it's good

timing. I find the study and the

1:19:211:19:27

science a little underwhelming if

you want to put it like that. He's

1:19:271:19:31

even quoted Oxford University press

in a paper, I thought that was

1:19:311:19:36

pulling it a bit. In my own... One

of the physiologists from the 17th

1:19:361:19:44

century is quoted, so I would say

the science is patchy.

Patchy but

1:19:441:19:48

important, John!

Dan will be very upset, I am so glad

1:19:481:19:54

you are here to tell us it is all a

myth. We will come back to you in a

1:19:541:19:59

moment. Doctor Brian, Dan is hoping

you might back him up, what is your

1:19:591:20:03

view, you are a GP?

Sometimes I get men phoning in and I

1:20:031:20:09

think, man up, but I also get women

phoning up and I think woman up.

1:20:091:20:14

This isn't flu, this is a virus. Do

the normal stuff and you will get

1:20:141:20:19

over it and some of the worst

consultations I have is trying to

1:20:191:20:23

convince people that all we have

with them is a cold and not

1:20:231:20:27

something more drastic.

The

professor makes the point that flu

1:20:271:20:30

is very serious.

I had it once in my

life when I was in my teens during

1:20:301:20:35

an epidemic and you are flattened,

it's a different disease to coughs

1:20:351:20:39

and colds and sneezes.

If you have

proper flu, you can't get out of

1:20:391:20:44

bed.

It's the £20 note thing, and

you will leave it on the ground.

1:20:441:20:49

Professor, this is your speciality

and you have studied flu for many

1:20:491:20:53

years, the point is, it's really

serious and you should know when you

1:20:531:20:58

have it, shouldn't you?

You should.

We have done quarantine experiments

1:20:581:21:03

over the years, you get volunteers

into my uni and you deliberately

1:21:031:21:09

infect them and we've done an

analysis after that but all of these

1:21:091:21:13

studies are patchy and on the

underwhelming side when it comes to

1:21:131:21:17

numbers. You can do one study and it

looks like man flu and the next

1:21:171:21:22

study doesn't pick anything up.

That's the problem here. We're

1:21:221:21:25

talking about sociology here and

seriously, men, like me and all of a

1:21:251:21:32

sudden we don't look carefully

enough at our own health. My wife

1:21:321:21:35

always picks up things more quickly

than me, so do my daughters, so it's

1:21:351:21:41

the fact we don't look carefully

enough and we get too many symptoms

1:21:411:21:45

before we do anything, but women

know what their health status is and

1:21:451:21:49

they get moving pretty fast. That's

more likely to be the cause of this

1:21:491:21:53

rather than deep science

underpinning it.

I love the smile

1:21:531:21:57

with which you're saying all of

this.

1:21:571:22:03

I feel I should stick up for the

study. The study has concluded men

1:22:031:22:06

habitually exaggerate the symptoms

of their flu and they say that was

1:22:061:22:10

unjust and that man flu was a fact.

Let's look at the facts. This is

1:22:101:22:15

from David, man flu is indeed very

real and worse than childbirth on

1:22:151:22:19

the basis that... Hold on, hold on.

I think you're in big trouble here!

1:22:191:22:26

This is David's opinion. On the

basis women volunteered to have

1:22:261:22:31

children... Let me finish David's,

it. You don't see men lining up for

1:22:311:22:36

a second bout of man flu -- David's

comment.

Professor, can you respond?

1:22:361:22:43

Let me change it entirely. Flu is

serious, people die of flu, not the

1:22:431:22:48

common cold. This is a serious note

here, we are expecting an outbreak

1:22:481:22:53

of the virus from Australia this

year and there's plenty of vaccine

1:22:531:22:57

available, we aren't depriving any

elderly people or young people. I

1:22:571:23:03

would suggest hopefully more men

this year will get vaccinated and

1:23:031:23:06

take more of an interest in their

health and that would please me a

1:23:061:23:10

lot and it might even reduce the

instance of flu and protect

1:23:101:23:14

health-care workers and the elderly.

You make a very good point,

1:23:141:23:18

Professor.

As does Barbara, she says men get

1:23:181:23:21

flu, children get colds, women get

on with it.

Oh dear oh dear! I can't

1:23:211:23:26

win on this one, can I?

I think the childbirth thing, going

1:23:261:23:35

to work today, all the women that

work from me, I wouldn't get a tea

1:23:351:23:39

or anything like that if I agreed!

Thank you both very much indeed.

1:23:391:23:43

Thank you for debunking the myth and

I know Dan will be sore about this

1:23:431:23:47

for quite some time.

The research is out there! What do

1:23:471:23:50

you go about it!

thank you,

Professor. -- what do you two know

1:23:501:24:01

about it!

people in the United Kingdom know

1:24:011:24:07

how much it hurts. They just know a

little bit of sympathy goes a long

1:24:071:24:13

way.

Thank you for your comments, I

1:24:131:24:17

imagine you might want to get in

touch!

1:24:171:24:20

Do Christmas cracker jokes make

you grin or make you groan?

1:24:201:24:23

Probably grown.

1:24:231:24:24

The UKTV channel Gold has unveiled

the winner of its annual competition

1:24:241:24:27

to find the best modern

take on that staple

1:24:271:24:30

of the Christmas dinner table.

1:24:301:24:31

And here it is.

1:24:311:24:32

Why was Theresa May sacked

as Nativity manager?

1:24:321:24:34

I don't know.

1:24:341:24:35

She couldn't run

a stable government.

1:24:351:24:43

What do you think?

1:24:431:24:45

We asked revellers in Manchester

to tell us some others

1:24:451:24:47

from the shortlist,

as well as a couple of their own.

1:24:471:24:50

What does Santa get when he gets

stuck in the chimney?

1:24:501:24:53

Clause-trophobia.

1:24:531:24:57

Kim Jong-un is going

to play Santa this year

1:24:571:24:59

in the South's annual pantomime.

1:24:591:25:00

He said he fancied a Korea change.

1:25:001:25:06

Where does Jeremy Corbyn

hang his stockings?

1:25:061:25:08

On the far left.

1:25:081:25:09

Shocking!

1:25:091:25:13

How does a snowman get to school?

1:25:131:25:15

He rides his bicicles.

1:25:151:25:19

Icicles!

1:25:191:25:21

Two snowmen in a field.

1:25:211:25:23

One says to the other,

"Can you smell carrots?"

1:25:231:25:25

Ooosh!

1:25:251:25:26

You can keep that.

1:25:261:25:27

That's...

1:25:271:25:27

All day long!

1:25:271:25:35

Thank you for all of your jokes. We

will be reading more of those later.

1:25:351:25:40

Send your best Christmas joke to us

at [email protected]

1:25:401:25:43

All the details are on your screen

and you can find us on social media.

1:25:431:25:49

Let's have a look at what is coming

up later this week:

1:25:491:25:53

Great, it's got to be done!

It has, we are on a mission to get

1:25:551:26:01

the country crooning this Christmas.

We will tell you how to get involved

1:26:011:26:05

in our nationwide singalong.

It is next Tuesday and you can get

1:26:051:26:09

involved.

Around 9am next Tuesday so get that

1:26:091:26:12

time in your diary and join in!

1:26:121:29:33

Now, though, it's back

to Louise and Dan.

1:29:331:29:35

Bye for now.

1:29:351:29:36

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:29:401:29:46

It is 7:30am.

1:29:461:29:47

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:29:471:29:49

A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

1:29:491:29:52

is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

1:29:521:29:55

on moving to a system

of presumed consent.

1:29:551:29:57

The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

1:29:571:30:00

rather than the current

scheme of opting in.

1:30:001:30:05

Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

1:30:051:30:07

Government is planning

to introduce a similar scheme.

1:30:071:30:11

Temperatures of -13 have been

recorded in Shropshire

1:30:111:30:13

on the coldest night

of the year so far.

1:30:131:30:16

The Met Office has extended yellow

warnings for snow and ice

1:30:161:30:19

until later this morning

and the AA has warned driving

1:30:191:30:21

could be hazardous.

1:30:211:30:22

Hundreds of schools will stay closed

for a second successive day.

1:30:221:30:25

And Carol will have a fall

round up of the weather

1:30:251:30:28

in a few minutes' time.

1:30:281:30:32

Four people have been arrested

on suspicion of murder after three

1:30:321:30:35

children died in a house fire

in Salford, Greater Manchester,

1:30:351:30:37

in the early hours of Monday

morning. A 14-year-old girl,

1:30:371:30:40

named locally as Demi Pearson,

was pronounced dead at the scene,

1:30:401:30:43

and an eight-year-old boy and a girl

aged seven died in hospital.

1:30:431:30:46

Their mother, named

as Michelle Pearson,

1:30:461:30:48

and a three year old are still

in a serious condition.

1:30:481:30:51

A vigil was held for

the victims last night.

1:30:511:30:58

The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

1:30:581:31:01

explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated

1:31:011:31:04

attempted terrorist attack.

1:31:041:31:05

The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27-year-old

1:31:051:31:08

Bangladeshi who moved

to the United States six years ago.

1:31:081:31:11

President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress to toughen

1:31:111:31:14

immigration policy.

1:31:141:31:26

Thank God the perpetrator did not

achieve his ultimate goals. Thank

1:31:261:31:31

God our first responders were there

so quickly to address the situation

1:31:311:31:36

to make sure people were safe. Thank

God the only injuries we know at

1:31:361:31:41

this point were minor.

1:31:411:31:43

An influential American think tank

is warning that the British economy

1:31:431:31:46

is likely to be weakened by Brexit,

even if the UK agrees a new trade

1:31:461:31:50

deal with the EU.

1:31:501:31:51

A report from the Rand Corporation,

which is part-funded by the US

1:31:511:31:54

government, says almost all trading

relationships after March 2019

1:31:541:31:57

will be worse than Britain's current

membership of the EU.

1:31:571:32:01

Research suggests offering shopping

vouchers to new mothers can

1:32:011:32:03

encourage them to

breastfeed their babies.

1:32:031:32:05

About 10,000 new mums in Yorkshire,

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

1:32:051:32:08

were offered up to £200

in vouchers as an incentive.

1:32:081:32:10

Breast-feeding rates

increased in these areas,

1:32:101:32:12

which typically have low uptake.

1:32:121:32:13

Breast-feeding levels in the UK

are some of the lowest in the world.

1:32:131:32:26

One of the most destructive

wildfires in California's history -

1:32:261:32:29

is heading towards the city of Santa

1:32:291:32:31

Barbara.

1:32:311:32:32

Firefighters are battling six

fires across the state,

1:32:321:32:34

with the largest having scorched

an area of 230,000 acres.

1:32:341:32:37

Governor Jerry Brown has described

the situation as the new normal,

1:32:371:32:40

predicting that fires like this

could happen every year.

1:32:401:32:51

You are right date with the news.

And it is officially the coldest

1:32:511:32:56

night of the year so far.

Yes, it

was, and many people getting up as

1:32:561:33:00

morning with the difficult

conditions on the roads and trouble

1:33:001:33:03

getting to school as well. For the

latest on that you can listen to the

1:33:031:33:07

local BBC radio station and there

are live updates on the BBC website

1:33:071:33:12

depending where you live in the

country.

And I notice the next door

1:33:121:33:16

is called milkgate.

Yes, it is, and

I want to start today to pay tribute

1:33:161:33:20

to Jim White, in the Telegraph, who

said this morning, "Now we know when

1:33:201:33:27

it comes to an brawl what the modern

Premier League footballer pours over

1:33:271:33:32

the head, beer two cricketers,

champagne to F1 drivers, he chooses

1:33:321:33:38

a pinter, a pint of milk" which was

thrown in the tunnel after the match

1:33:381:33:46

between Manchester united and

Manchester City. The manager slid

1:33:461:33:51

along the touchline on his knees was

cross with his opponent for being

1:33:511:33:56

disrespectful in their celebrations,

which I think is really clever. And

1:33:561:33:59

a lot of fallout still over the

weekend.

Classic diversion tactic.

1:33:591:34:06

We are not talking about Manchester

United outplayed.

And they played so

1:34:061:34:09

well. We are talking about, yet

again, you know, if I had a pound

1:34:091:34:14

for every time I mentioned Jose

Mourinho and his distraction

1:34:141:34:18

tactics, I would be very wealthy by

now. He is so good at taking the

1:34:181:34:23

flak away from the team, which has

been what he was doing.

Has he

1:34:231:34:27

cleaned his coat?

I think he has a

spare.

I think he has a spare.

1:34:271:34:32

The FA have asked United and City

for their observations after City

1:34:321:34:36

coach Mikel Arteta was cut

on the head by a plastic bottle.

1:34:361:34:39

It's not known who threw it

but United manager Jose Mourinho

1:34:391:34:42

also had milk and

water thrown at him.

1:34:421:34:44

It appears the row started

when Mourinho objected to City's

1:34:441:34:47

celebrations after

their 2-1 victory.

1:34:471:34:48

Both City and United were in

the draw for the Champions League

1:34:481:34:51

knockout stages yesterday,

and they got pretty favourable ties

1:34:511:34:54

against Basel and Sevilla.

1:34:541:34:55

Liverpool will play Porto

and Spurs take on Juventus.

1:34:551:34:57

And with a record five English teams

through to the knock-out stage,

1:34:571:35:01

the 2012 champions Chelsea have

arguably the toughest tie,

1:35:011:35:03

they'll face the five-time

winners Barcelona.

1:35:031:35:08

Our mission is to be positive,

and as they know very well,

1:35:081:35:11

when we are in this stage,

you must be ready to face everything

1:35:111:35:15

and, in this case, we must be

ready to face Barcelona.

1:35:151:35:26

A long weekend, described as absurd

by their opponents finished

1:35:261:35:29

with Saracens' worst defeat in rugby

unions' European Champions Cup.

1:35:291:35:32

Clermont Auvergne thrashed

their hosts by 46 points to 14,

1:35:321:35:35

ending Saracens' two and a half year

unbeaten run in Europe.

1:35:351:35:38

The match had been put back

a day because of snow,

1:35:381:35:40

with fans initially banned

then allowed to attend.

1:35:401:35:46

There are some stinging comments

in the papers this morning

1:35:461:35:49

from former England captain

Michael Vaughan, who says

1:35:491:35:51

the current side are behaving

like students and the senior players

1:35:511:35:54

need to step up and be role models

to the youngsters coming through.

1:35:541:35:57

Another former captain,

Alistair Cook, says he believes

1:35:571:35:59

they're getting a bad press.

1:35:591:36:03

I hadn't think we are getting

painted fairly in the media

1:36:031:36:06

on our culture.

1:36:061:36:07

Clearly there have been

a couple of things which,

1:36:071:36:10

it sounds silly to say it,

in the media have been brought up,

1:36:101:36:13

but there was change

after the September incident,

1:36:131:36:15

so it is up to us to adjust to that

quickly and we can't afford any

1:36:151:36:20

mistakes because we understand

that they have had it with the ECB

1:36:201:36:23

and trying to make kids

play cricket, which is

1:36:231:36:26

what we want to do.

1:36:261:36:34

When it comes to footballers

and statues, the results have been

1:36:341:36:37

pretty mixed to say the least.

1:36:371:36:40

Cristiano Ronaldo's bust

at Madeira Airport had to be remade

1:36:401:36:43

it was so bad.

1:36:431:36:44

Now, it's Diego Maradona's turn.

1:36:441:36:51

This is him unveiling his own statue

in the Indian city of Kolkata. He is

1:36:511:36:58

pressing the remote control, giant

curtain, the appropriate colours, is

1:36:581:37:02

it his gran?

Where is the statue of

him? I can only see Bilbo Baggins

1:37:021:37:11

with a massive World Cup.

Why is it

so big?

I wonder what is genuine

1:37:111:37:17

thought is, he has to think, my

word.

I think he probably loves it.

1:37:171:37:22

I think he is the sort of person who

would look at that statue and think,

1:37:221:37:26

great, I will have another one.

The

famous Ronaldo was remade.

At

1:37:261:37:31

Madeira airport. Yes, because it

looked so much like Niall Quinn.

1:37:311:37:36

Hold on a minute, you have made a

statue of Niall Quinn. Yes. There

1:37:361:37:41

should be more of Niall Quinn.

Of

course. There should be one.

Well,

1:37:411:37:45

you can sort it out.

I will fix it.

Carol will update you on the weather

1:37:451:37:50

in about ten minutes. And it is

officially the coldest night of the

1:37:501:37:55

year so far and she has been talking

about temperatures as low as minus

1:37:551:37:59

15.

1:37:591:38:02

The hope for the family

of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

1:38:021:38:04

is that she will be released

from her Iranian prison cell

1:38:041:38:07

in time for Christmas.

1:38:071:38:08

But with less than two weeks to go,

that hope is fading.

1:38:081:38:12

Boris Johnson told MPs

yesterday that he has had

1:38:121:38:14

worthwhile discussions

with officials in Iran

1:38:141:38:16

about her situation,

but the Foreign Secretary also said

1:38:161:38:18

he did not want to raise false

expectations about her release.

1:38:181:38:21

Let's get the latest now

from her husband Richard Ratcliffe.

1:38:211:38:27

Thank you very much for your time

this morning. It is good to talk to

1:38:271:38:31

you, as ever. You had a conversation

with Boris Johnson lasting an hour

1:38:311:38:35

yesterday.

Yes, consistent with what

he said in public, which was, I want

1:38:351:38:40

to keep expectations realistic and

we are doing what we can and let's

1:38:401:38:44

hope, and we talked about the

different people, and there was

1:38:441:38:49

concern, but he didn't say I am sure

she will be home in ten days.

Did

1:38:491:38:53

you consider it a positive meeting

from your perspective. Was it what

1:38:531:38:57

you expected him to say?

It was up

and down, that was more downbeat and

1:38:571:39:01

I was hoping for. At the same time

there were lots of things coming out

1:39:011:39:05

of Iran that was more upbeat. On

balance it was even -- it was an

1:39:051:39:15

even day. We have the Foreign

Ministry of Iran saying they were

1:39:151:39:18

working on Nazanin's case and

following up on humanitarian grounds

1:39:181:39:25

and the Tehran revolutionary court

said there was no such court case.

1:39:251:39:28

So those were good thing. The

Foreign Secretary was much more

1:39:281:39:32

cautious.

I know that you spoke to

him on the phone previously. In the

1:39:321:39:36

face-to-face meeting were you able

to put across your concerns about

1:39:361:39:39

some of his behaviour earlier on as

well, comments he made about the

1:39:391:39:43

situation your wife was in?

No, we

were focusing really on getting her

1:39:431:39:49

home and my timescale is clear, home

for Christmas, and he has quite

1:39:491:39:55

reasonably been quite cautious about

that. We talked about the campaign

1:39:551:39:59

and whether that helps, but I think

where things stand that the noise

1:39:591:40:04

coming from Iran are hopeful. I

understand why the Foreign Secretary

1:40:041:40:09

wants to be cautious. Fingers

crossed in the next ten days

1:40:091:40:14

something can be done.

When was the

last time you spoke to your wife and

1:40:141:40:18

how is she?

I got an extra phone

call yesterday. That is another

1:40:181:40:21

positive. She is allowed to call on

Monday. And she was quite upbeat. So

1:40:211:40:25

she talked about how she had a dream

that she was on the aeroplane and

1:40:251:40:30

she was describing that. And since

the court case hasn't happened, she

1:40:301:40:35

has been a lot more upbeat. It is

day today, up and down. Yesterday

1:40:351:40:39

was both. We live in hope. Obviously

she remains fragile, I am fragile in

1:40:391:40:45

different ways. Fingers crossed she

will come home.

I don't want you to

1:40:451:40:50

go into personal details about what

you are talking to her about, but

1:40:501:40:54

are you talking about the fact she

might be home at Christmas, or not

1:40:541:40:58

getting up your hopes, how are you

dealing with that?

My job is to keep

1:40:581:41:02

up her hopes and to tell her it will

be OK. I think the fragility that

1:41:021:41:06

she has has a dangerous side to

keeping up the hopes. She looks for

1:41:061:41:10

reassurance. She looks to be told it

will be OK. And there is a chance it

1:41:101:41:17

will be. My job is to say there is

every chance she could be home at

1:41:171:41:21

Christmas. And it is the Foreign

Secretary's job to keep expectations

1:41:211:41:24

clear. But, yes, hopefully it will

come through.

And I know you are

1:41:241:41:30

focusing attention on your wife and

getting her home. Can you indicate

1:41:301:41:33

how difficult it has been for you

and your family?

Look, it is very up

1:41:331:41:39

and down on a day-to-day level. Of

course it is a attritional and it is

1:41:391:41:44

stressful and there are ways in

which... I didn't sleep last night

1:41:441:41:48

or the night before. The basics of

hoping and worrying have a dynamic.

1:41:481:41:53

And, yes, it has been a long haul

and there will be a recovery for all

1:41:531:41:58

of us when it is over.

And it is the

delicate balance between keeping

1:41:581:42:02

your wife's courts in the public I

am not trying to say anything that

1:42:021:42:07

might cause issue with negotiations,

and that must - you must be thinking

1:42:071:42:13

about every answer that you give in

interviews.

And making mistakes. It

1:42:131:42:17

is important for me to be honest and

to be positive and to be hopeful.

1:42:171:42:22

And, yes, not to try to over think

it. Yes, there are complicated

1:42:221:42:27

things going on. There are all sorts

of things in the relationship that

1:42:271:42:32

will need solving. And we are

wrapped up in them, although they

1:42:321:42:35

have nothing to do with us.

Hopefully we can find a way through.

1:42:351:42:40

We will continue to talk to you.

Thank you very much for coming on

1:42:401:42:44

the programme to talk about it and

hopefully you will be reunited with

1:42:441:42:47

your wife.

Thank you.

It is good to

talk to you again this morning.

1:42:471:42:51

Absolutely.

These are the main

stories in this morning.

1:42:511:42:56

Ministers are proposing a radical

change to organ donation rules which

1:42:561:42:59

could mean people have to opt out of

being on the register. They say the

1:42:591:43:05

move would make more organs

available for transplant. Four

1:43:051:43:09

people have been arrested on

suspicion of murder after three

1:43:091:43:12

children die in a house fire in

Salford. We will be live at the

1:43:121:43:16

scene a little late for you.

Now, yesterday, Dan, you were

1:43:161:43:22

telling me that the build to -- the

way to build proper snow structures

1:43:221:43:26

is how?

To get some sort of box

formation, normally a recycling box

1:43:261:43:31

is awful, something a little

smaller, wedge the snow into the

1:43:311:43:35

box...

And this is what you can

build. Thank you for sending this

1:43:351:43:39

picture.

1:43:391:43:39

It took Benjamin Crutch

from Redditch eight hours to make

1:43:391:43:42

the igloo, using 500 snow bricks.

1:43:421:43:48

And it is seriously impressive, I

love this igloo.

And if you wait a

1:43:481:43:53

moment, his dog is in as well. Here

he is.

And here we were, Carol and

1:43:531:43:59

myself, sceptical about how to do

this in the UK.

You were both of you

1:43:591:44:03

pouring scorn on the use of boxes to

make these sort of incredible

1:44:031:44:07

structures.

In some things we are

right, Dan. On the existence of man

1:44:071:44:12

flu, for example.

What I like is you

are ready to say, do you know what,

1:44:121:44:16

Dan, I was wrong, and you are right.

Did either of us say that?

1:44:161:44:24

Good morning.

1:44:241:44:25

Good morning. Very impressive. Well

done. I cold start this morning,

1:44:251:44:30

we've had the coldest night of the

year so far and in Shropshire it

1:44:301:44:34

fell to -13, an official Met Office

psych. We have the risk of highs

1:44:341:44:41

this morning and also lying snow --

macro free. That could lead to nasty

1:44:411:44:46

travelling conditions -- site.

Freezing conditions in south Wales

1:44:461:44:51

and the West Midlands. That will be

slow to lift but when it does for

1:44:511:44:55

much of the country, a bright start,

some lovely crisp scenes, for

1:44:551:44:59

example the frostiness glistening in

the lovely sunshine but we have a

1:44:591:45:04

weather front coming in from the

west in the day introducing thicker

1:45:041:45:07

cloud, rain, hill snow and windy

conditions. That will be the

1:45:071:45:11

scenario this afternoon in Northern

Ireland and Weston and Northern

1:45:111:45:15

Scotland, head of it, the cloud will

build, so it's the far east of

1:45:151:45:20

Scotland that hangs onto the

sunshine, here it will be cold, down

1:45:201:45:23

to Kelso -- ahead of it. In northern

England, the cloud will build in the

1:45:231:45:29

north-west in the day, north-west

England Dash and Dawson east England

1:45:291:45:32

remaining slow, cold but sunny --

north-east England remaining cold

1:45:321:45:41

but sunny. High cloud in Hampshire,

then the thicker cloud coming in

1:45:411:45:47

across Cornwall and into west Wales.

That will introduce the first signs

1:45:471:45:52

of rain. Through the evening and

overnight, as it continues to go

1:45:521:45:56

south-east, there will be hill snow

on it, still blustery around it and

1:45:561:46:00

then we have a gap and our next

weather front comes in from the

1:46:001:46:03

west, bringing more rain, this time

or showery in nature. Again some

1:46:031:46:08

hill snow in the hills of Scotland,

Northern Ireland and possibly

1:46:081:46:12

northern England. Temperature wise,

not as low as the night just gone

1:46:121:46:20

but bear in mind, these are in towns

and cities. Over lying snow, a lot

1:46:201:46:24

colder than that. First thing

tomorrow we lose our first weather

1:46:241:46:27

front from the south, taking the

rain with it, the second one brings

1:46:271:46:31

showery outbreaks with some heavy

bursts moving south-east, note the

1:46:311:46:33

direction of the isobars, the wind

is changing to a westerly, not as

1:46:331:46:37

cold a direction but that doesn't

mean it will be warm. As the showery

1:46:371:46:41

outbreaks push south we will see

sunshine coming in behind, note the

1:46:411:46:48

temperatures, but behind that it

will turn colder and we will have

1:46:481:46:51

snow showers in Scotland and

Northern Ireland and progressively

1:46:511:46:53

they will fall to lower levels. As

this sinks south, there's the chance

1:46:531:46:58

for the evening rush-hour in

north-west England, we could see

1:46:581:47:02

some snow. It's something we're

keeping a close eye on. It depends

1:47:021:47:07

how quickly that system moves south.

On Thursday, more unsettled

1:47:071:47:11

conditions on the cards. Still a bit

of a north-westerly but it is

1:47:111:47:15

starting to move background to

closer to a northerly so we get back

1:47:151:47:19

into cooler air once again as we

head to the weekend. Spells of rain,

1:47:191:47:24

windy at times, look at the

temperatures in Aberdeen, the top is

1:47:241:47:29

likely to be one.

Thank you very

much indeed, Carol. You're keeping

1:47:291:47:32

us right up to date.

1:47:321:47:34

This morning we are talking about

putting in extra hours at work but

1:47:351:47:39

only some people are paid the

overtime they are due to.

1:47:391:47:45

Lots of people will relate to that,

working more than they get paid for.

1:47:451:47:54

About 2.5 million people did

paid overtime last year

1:47:541:47:56

but it

isn't as lucrative as it used to be.

1:47:561:47:59

Only a fifth of them got

the traditional time and a half.

1:47:591:48:02

We went out to ask whether overtime

was still worth it.

1:48:021:48:09

We do work over our hours. We get

time owing, which we would put in

1:48:091:48:15

for and then they would let us have

the time back again.

1:48:151:48:18

No, it's a flat salary. If you put

into hours, ten hours more,

1:48:181:48:23

whatever, you're paid exactly the

same.

I think it's essential, at the

1:48:231:48:27

end of the day in this day and age

you need to get paid for the

1:48:271:48:31

overtime, you don't have to do it so

you need to get paid for doing it.

1:48:311:48:35

Dan Tomlinson is from

the Resolution Foundation.

1:48:351:48:38

What are your thoughts on this

research and what it's telling us?

1:48:381:48:41

The really interesting thing is no

one has spoken about paid overtime

1:48:411:48:45

before in the UK. It's over 20 years

since we had policies that affected

1:48:451:48:50

it so it is good we are talking

about it because one in ten do paid

1:48:501:48:54

overtime but as you were saying, the

bonus, the premium they get has been

1:48:541:48:59

declining.

Why is that?

Part of it

is the types of jobs people do has

1:48:591:49:04

been changing over the past few

decades in the country, so many more

1:49:041:49:12

people used to work in

manufacturing, which has high

1:49:121:49:15

premiums, about 17% in terms of a

bonus when you work overtime and we

1:49:151:49:19

have fewer people working in sectors

like education where the premium for

1:49:191:49:22

paid overtime is smaller even though

every teacher does loads of

1:49:221:49:25

overtime, but that is unpaid, so

that's not what we've been looking

1:49:251:49:28

at.

If you are someone who wants

more for overtime, what are the best

1:49:281:49:33

sectors to be in?

Manufacturing is a

good sector, as is transport, it is

1:49:331:49:38

less good to be in sectors like

retail where we know more than half

1:49:381:49:42

of people who work in retail don't

get any premium for their overtime

1:49:421:49:46

hours.

What about those people who

are not getting paid anything for

1:49:461:49:50

overtime? A lot of people who will

do extra hours at home in addition

1:49:501:49:54

to their work.

That is a bigger

issue in one sense. We think there's

1:49:541:50:02

about 3.6 million people doing

unpaid overtime in any week and

1:50:021:50:05

about 2.6 million doing paid

overtime but the interesting thing

1:50:051:50:09

is, even with paid overtime, there's

more people getting no bonus

1:50:091:50:13

whatsoever for that work, so four in

ten people now don't get a premium

1:50:131:50:18

for paid overtime, but that was

three in ten a couple of decades

1:50:181:50:21

ago.

That's interesting, we talk a

lot on this programme about what's

1:50:211:50:25

happening with wages and jobs and we

have more people employed than

1:50:251:50:32

before but wages haven't been

keeping up the cost of living and

1:50:321:50:36

this plays into that.

It does.

There's been a rise in different

1:50:361:50:39

forms of types of work we might call

insecure or in the UK, more zero

1:50:391:50:43

hours contracts and agency workers

and that is falling, but there's

1:50:431:50:47

still a lot of people, 900,000

people on zero hours contracts. It's

1:50:471:50:52

good we are talking about this and

we should think about policies

1:50:521:50:55

helping people in those forms of

insecure employment, like saying if

1:50:551:50:59

someone has been working on a zero

hours contract for a few months they

1:50:591:51:03

should have the right to move off

it, that would help those people

1:51:031:51:06

with the uncertainty of those

contracts.

Thanks for coming in to

1:51:061:51:09

talk to us, Dan.

1:51:091:51:16

Our BBC Breakfast Sings

series is well under way

1:51:161:51:18

and we're hoping to spread some joy

and happiness across the country.

1:51:181:51:21

A week from today we hope the whole

of the UK will join our Big

1:51:211:51:25

Sing-a-long.

1:51:251:51:27

We will explain how you joining in a

minute.

1:51:271:51:34

Yesterday we spoke about

the science of singing,

1:51:341:51:36

how

it's good for your health,

1:51:361:51:38

your heart, your head and of course

1:51:381:51:40

we've long known it's

good for your soul.

1:51:401:51:42

And with all that in mind,

on December the 19th we will be

1:51:421:51:45

joining choirs in every corner

of the UK as we come together

1:51:451:51:48

to sing in unison.

1:51:481:51:50

Imagine how good that'll feel.

1:51:501:51:51

Breakfast's Jayne McCubbin went

to Manchester to spread the word.

1:51:511:51:57

Christmas, surely the optimum time

for a singalong? Look, tell me, do

1:51:571:52:02

you like singing?

Yes, I do.

You

have a good time and you blasted

1:52:021:52:07

out, don't you? And using.

Especially when I'm doing hairspray.

1:52:071:52:13

The best songs for hoovering to,

Carol?

The jungle book. I want to be

1:52:131:52:19

like you!

Yeah, great, got to be

done! Carol's here could do it, but

1:52:191:52:26

not everyone agrees.

Do you enjoy a

singalong?

No. Do you enjoy singing?

1:52:261:52:35

Bah humbug. So BBC Breakfast is on a

mission to get the whole of the UK

1:52:351:52:40

singing.

O come let us adore him...

Give me the sales pitch, Raelene,

1:52:401:52:49

why do we need to get singing?

Because it really does release loads

1:52:491:52:56

of the endorphins, it gets us really

excited about the season coming up.

1:52:561:53:00

Yes, good for the soul, lifts the

spirits.

Makes you happy.

It

1:53:001:53:05

rejuvenates!

It gives you meaning in

life. It's amazing.

It just makes

1:53:051:53:12

you feel big, it makes you feel good

about yourself, even though I sound

1:53:121:53:17

like a wounded gazelle or something.

A wounded gazelle!

Come on, don't be

1:53:171:53:22

shy! Come and join us!

Wayne, there

will be people at home who say they

1:53:221:53:27

can't do it, what do you say to

them?

I say you can.

1:53:271:53:31

All you need is a willingness to

try. That's all you need. If you

1:53:311:53:39

give yourself the opportunity to try

it will definitely get their. Yes

1:53:391:53:45

you can! Get singing!

So, whatever your song...

Rudolph

1:53:451:53:53

the red nose reindeer...

Get those

lyrics out. Get practising.

'All I

1:53:531:54:01

Want for Christmas is You'!

Get

warming up. And on December the

1:54:011:54:08

19th...

That's it. Merry Christmas,

everyone! Happy time! Thank you!

1:54:081:54:23

Thank you!

Merry Christmas!

1:54:231:54:30

Did that fella kiss a lobster?

I

don't know!

The idea is to get

1:54:301:54:36

everybody involved.

Next Tuesday we are going to have a

1:54:361:54:39

big singalong, you can join in at

home, everyone will start singing

1:54:391:54:43

around 9am. The lyrics for oh come

all Ye faithful we have put on our

1:54:431:54:49

Twitter page and on Facebook later.

Around 9am we have six choirs in

1:54:491:54:54

various parts of the country. You

know when they bounce around and

1:54:541:54:59

they do a verse in each?

Then you

will be filming it and sending it

1:54:591:55:04

in.

A massive celebration. You get

the idea. Then tomorrow... It's

1:55:041:55:10

tomorrow, isn't it? I have forgotten

about it. We are excited and nervous

1:55:101:55:16

because we will be singing in front

of a large audience in Bridgewater

1:55:161:55:20

Hall.

There's a gospel choir there

thankfully but you, me, Charlie,

1:55:201:55:25

Naga, Steph, Mike will be there.

We

don't know what we are singing, they

1:55:251:55:30

are saving that until tomorrow

morning.

We have about seven hours

1:55:301:55:34

to perfect it and then do it in

front of thousands of people. What

1:55:341:55:38

could possibly go wrong?

1:55:381:55:39

This is BBC Breakfast.

1:55:391:55:41

Still to come on the programme:

1:55:411:55:44

We're back again with more fun and

games and pop music. Some newcomers

1:55:441:55:48

to the charts this week. You're the

one that I want is at number six

1:55:481:55:52

from Olivia Newton-John...

1:55:521:55:55

For everyone who grew up in the 80s

Keith Chegwin was part

1:55:551:55:58

of their childhood.

1:55:581:55:59

We'll be getting more tributes

to the entertainer who's died

1:55:591:56:01

at the age of 60.

1:56:011:56:03

He does make me want to smile!

Loads

of lovely pictures and memories and

1:56:031:56:07

tributes from the front pages of

many of the papers this morning as

1:56:071:56:10

well.

1:56:101:56:10

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:56:101:59:31

Now, though, it's back

to Louise and Dan.

1:59:311:59:33

Bye for now.

1:59:331:59:34

Hello this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

2:00:102:00:12

Big changes could be on the way

to organ donor rules.

2:00:122:00:16

In future people may have to opt

out of the transplant

2:00:162:00:19

register in England -

health chiefs say it

2:00:192:00:20

will help save lives.

2:00:202:00:30

Good morning it's Tuesday 12th

December - also this morning:

2:00:382:00:40

It's offically been the coldest

night of the year -

2:00:402:00:43

temperatures plummeted

to minus 13 in Shropshire.

2:00:432:00:47

That leads us into a cold day today

but for many of us it will be dry

2:00:502:00:55

and sunny when the freezing fog

lifts but in the West the cloud will

2:00:552:01:00

thicken, there will be rain and the

wind will also strengthen.

2:01:002:01:05

Aldi and Tesco have come out

on top in the battle

2:01:052:01:08

of the supermarkets this Christmas -

according to figures

2:01:082:01:10

that are just out.

2:01:102:01:11

I'll have all the details shortly.

2:01:112:01:12

In sport more fallout

from the game that turned sour.

2:01:122:01:15

The FA have asked Manchester United

and Manchester City

2:01:152:01:17

for their versions of the events

post match which left City coach

2:01:172:01:20

Mikel Arteta injured.

2:01:202:01:23

And is it a ten from Len?

2:01:232:01:25

The former Strictly judge will be

here to tell us who he thinks

2:01:252:01:28

will lift that glitter ball.

2:01:282:01:34

First, our main story.

2:01:342:01:35

A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

2:01:352:01:38

is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

2:01:382:01:41

on moving to a system

of 'presumed consent'.

2:01:412:01:44

The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

2:01:442:01:46

rather than the current scheme

of opting in.

2:01:462:01:49

Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

2:01:492:01:51

Government is planning to introduce

a similar scheme.

2:01:512:01:54

Our health correspondent

Dominic Hughes reports.

2:01:542:01:59

Offering a stranger the gift

of life is what lies

2:01:592:02:02

at the heart of organ donation.

2:02:022:02:06

These are the names of those who've

helped some of the 6,500 people

2:02:062:02:10

who need a transplant each year,

but around 450 will die before

2:02:102:02:13

a donor can be found.

2:02:132:02:15

The family of Adrian Williams

were happy to support

2:02:152:02:17

his decision to donate.

2:02:172:02:20

When you lose someone,

and they've given that gift,

2:02:202:02:24

that huge gift, you're immensely

proud of them and it fills

2:02:242:02:29

you with comfort that other families

are actually enjoying the lives

2:02:292:02:32

of their loved ones,

where they may not have done,

2:02:322:02:35

because of something that our Ade

has done for them.

2:02:352:02:39

The past decade has seen a big surge

in donors across the UK.

2:02:392:02:45

In 2007, there were around

790 deceased donors.

2:02:452:02:48

That's now risen to more than 1400.

2:02:482:02:51

The number of registered donors has

gone up from 14 million

2:02:512:02:54

to more than 23 million.

2:02:542:02:56

But ministers are concerned

that four out of ten

2:02:562:03:00

families say no to donation,

so are proposing a system

2:03:002:03:02

where it's assumed we are all

willing to be donors.

2:03:022:03:06

The issue of presumed consent is one

thing we are looking at.

2:03:062:03:11

What we need is much better

communication inside families

2:03:112:03:13

so that people know what family

members actually want.

2:03:132:03:17

There are some concerns

that moving to a system

2:03:172:03:20

where there is an assumption

we are willing to donate

2:03:202:03:24

could be counter-productive,

undoing the good work of recent

2:03:242:03:26

years by raising fears over

the government having

2:03:262:03:28

a claim on our organs.

2:03:282:03:33

Temperatures of minus 13 celsius

have been recorded in Shropshire

2:03:332:03:35

on what was the coldest night

of the year so far.

2:03:352:03:39

Hundreds of schools have been closed

across England and Wales,

2:03:392:03:42

and motorists are being warned

to take care in hazardous

2:03:422:03:44

driving conditions.

2:03:442:03:45

Tom Burridge has the latest.

2:03:452:03:51

They have been working through the

night. Freezing ice on the roads is

2:03:512:03:56

expected to be a problem in much of

the country. As temperatures drop to

2:03:562:04:00

record lows. In parts of Wales

temperatures drop to around -10. But

2:04:002:04:08

the village shopkeeper was the

coldest, a perishing minus 13. At

2:04:082:04:14

Kew Gardens it was -3.7. With lots

of snow still around from yesterday

2:04:142:04:22

and the weekend it will be hard

going as roads turn I say this

2:04:222:04:25

morning. It looks stunning from a

pier but there are weather warnings

2:04:252:04:31

for snow and ice in Eastern Scotland

and Eastern England and for ice in

2:04:312:04:35

Northern Ireland, Wales, the

Midlands and the south-east of

2:04:352:04:39

England. Fun for some as hundreds of

schools closed again.

2:04:392:04:48

Our reporter Kathryn Stanczyszyn

2:04:482:04:50

is at Birmingham Children's Hospital

for us this morning.

2:04:502:04:52

Disruption in many parts

of the country is continuing today?

2:04:522:04:56

Good morning, the disruption has

been mostly to do with getting

2:04:582:05:02

around, that is why hospitals like

this one put out an appeal yesterday

2:05:022:05:06

to try to help to get staff in and

out for a late shift last night and

2:05:062:05:10

early shifts this morning, anybody

with four by for a late shift last

2:05:102:05:13

night and early shifts this morning,

anybody with four by four vehicles,

2:05:132:05:17

they say they are sorted for today,

it is these temperatures we are

2:05:172:05:21

having which have brought weather

warnings, temperatures dropping as

2:05:212:05:25

low as -10 in Wales and that is on

top of the snow we had over the last

2:05:252:05:31

couple of days making things even

more difficult. It officially the

2:05:312:05:35

coldest night last night, -13 the

most low temperature recorded. We

2:05:352:05:42

have seen temperatures across other

parts of the Westminster than is

2:05:422:05:48

causing disruption to schools, 350

closed across the West Midlands,

2:05:482:05:53

around 90 in Gloucestershire and

more than two large and 50 in Wales

2:05:532:05:56

are shut today as well. If you are

going out wrap up tight, it is

2:05:562:06:00

perishing.

2:06:002:06:03

It was -4 when I came in this

morning, -5 for you?

2:06:072:06:13

Yes, someone has said on Twitter it

was -15 on their car barometer.

2:06:132:06:18

A lot of black ice out there this

morning, if you are going out, take

2:06:182:06:23

care and pay attention to local

travel reports.

2:06:232:06:30

The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

2:06:302:06:32

explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated,

2:06:322:06:35

attempted terrorist attack.

2:06:352:06:36

The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27 -year-old

2:06:362:06:39

Bangladeshi who moved to the US

six years ago.

2:06:392:06:41

He's in hospital under arrest.

2:06:412:06:42

President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress

2:06:422:06:44

to toughen immigration policy.

2:06:442:06:53

Four people are being questioned

on suspicion of murder,

2:06:532:06:55

after three children died in a house

fire in Salford, early

2:06:552:06:58

yesterday morning.

2:06:582:06:59

Their mother and another three

year-old child remain

2:06:592:07:01

in a critical condition.

2:07:012:07:02

Our correspondent, Dave Guest,

is live at the scene.

2:07:022:07:07

This is a disturbing story, good

morning.

2:07:072:07:13

Good morning, it is indeed. The

police are still present as they

2:07:132:07:17

have been since yesterday morning,

it was around 5am fire crews arrived

2:07:172:07:21

to find a mid-terrace house well

ablaze. Two 16-year-old boys had got

2:07:212:07:26

out but a mother and four children

still trapped inside. Firefighters

2:07:262:07:33

rescued them, a 14-year-old girl was

pronounced dead at the scene, a

2:07:332:07:39

seven-year-old girl and an

eight-year-old boy were then

2:07:392:07:40

pronounced dead in hospital. This

tragedy soon became more sinister as

2:07:402:07:46

the police announced they were

treating it as a murder

2:07:462:07:51

investigation. Four arrests, three

men and a woman last night on

2:07:512:07:56

suspicion of murder and a further

arrest of a man accused of assisting

2:07:562:08:01

an offender. This has shocked this

community, flowers at the scene last

2:08:012:08:06

night and last night a local church

opened its door so people could

2:08:062:08:09

light a candle and say a prayer and

think about the children who lost

2:08:092:08:12

their lives and the family torn

apart by this devastation. As the

2:08:122:08:18

day goes on detectives will continue

questioning those people arrested

2:08:182:08:20

overnight.

2:08:202:08:24

Clive Lewis has been cleared of

sexual harassment by a party

2:08:262:08:33

enquiry. He has always denied the

allegation and said he was pleased

2:08:332:08:41

to be able to put it behind him.

2:08:412:08:47

Offering new mothers cash incentives

could significantly increase

2:08:472:08:48

breastfeeding rates according

to a new study.

2:08:482:08:55

More than 10,000 new mums

were offered shopping vouchers worth

2:08:552:08:57

up to £120 if babies received breast

milk at two days, 10

2:08:572:09:00

days and six weeks old.

2:09:002:09:02

A further £80 of vouchers

was available if they continued

2:09:022:09:04

to receive breast milk up

to six months.

2:09:042:09:11

We have been talking a lot about

buying food for Christmas, good news

2:09:112:09:16

from the supermarket figures?

At

this time of year everyone is

2:09:162:09:20

analysing what is going on, who is

coming out on top and what we are

2:09:202:09:25

spending our money on, Tesco are by

far the biggest supermarket out of

2:09:252:09:28

all of them in the UK but you still

have Aldi and Lidl, Aldi the

2:09:282:09:41

fastest-growing supermarket in the

UK with Lidl not that far behind.

2:09:412:09:47

They are nowhere near as big as

Tesco yet but it's the fact they

2:09:472:09:51

have slowly been taking sales away

from the big supermarkets. In terms

2:09:512:09:55

of what we are spending our money on

so far this year, alcohol sales have

2:09:552:10:00

gone up quite staggeringly, up to

nearly £172 million compared to this

2:10:002:10:05

time last year and that's because,

not necessarily we are drinking more

2:10:052:10:09

but we are spending more on it, we

are buying more Kraft gin, lots of

2:10:092:10:15

people have been buying Artisan gin,

the new kid on the block is

2:10:152:10:23

nonalcoholic beer. The sales of

nonalcoholic beer have grown by 27%

2:10:232:10:27

in the past 12 weeks. Lots of people

stocking up on nonalcoholic beer as

2:10:272:10:33

well. It is interesting how much we

are expected to spend. On Friday

2:10:332:10:40

22nd and Saturday 23rd shoppers are

expected to part with £1.5 billion

2:10:402:10:44

in supermarkets for Christmas.

Megamoney.

Have you ever build an

2:10:442:10:50

igloo?

I have not, if we have enough

snow.

Have looked at this, we were

2:10:502:10:56

talking yesterday about using boxes

to build stuff like this and

2:10:562:11:01

Benjamin from Redditch took eight

hours to make this using 500 snow

2:11:012:11:05

bricks. Build and his girlfriend 's

garden and everybody enjoyed it.

2:11:052:11:09

Some lighting as well the candle and

that is even a dog enjoying himself.

2:11:092:11:15

Brilliant. I will try this next time

there is enough snow, fantastic,

2:11:152:11:21

thank you for sending it in.

2:11:212:11:27

We all need to talk much more openly

about what we want to happen

2:11:272:11:30

to our bodies after we die.

2:11:302:11:31

That's the message from

the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

2:11:312:11:34

this morning as he launches

a consultation on major changes

2:11:342:11:37

to transplant rules in England.

2:11:372:11:39

The proposals would see

the introduction of a system

2:11:392:11:41

where everyone is assumed to have

given their consent

2:11:412:11:43

to donate their organs.

2:11:432:11:48

Lets discuss this further

with Iain Brassington,

2:11:482:11:50

who lectures in medical ethics

at the University of Manchester

2:11:502:11:52

and John Fabre, Emeritus professor

at Kings College London and former

2:11:522:11:55

president of the British

Transplantation Society.

2:11:552:12:01

Gentlemen, thank you very much for

your time this morning, set out your

2:12:012:12:06

position first up, what do you think

of these potential changes, having

2:12:062:12:10

to opt out, the same system in

England and in Wales?

I think

2:12:102:12:14

broadly speaking it's a good idea,

there is evidence people are willing

2:12:142:12:19

to be organ donors but out of

forgetfulness or because they never

2:12:192:12:22

get rented it is difficult to ensure

they are. The general impression

2:12:222:12:26

seems to be most people are willing

to be donors even if they don't give

2:12:262:12:31

explicit consent.

80% was the

figure?

Something like that. By

2:12:312:12:38

making it simple consent it can free

up an immense resource.

Do you think

2:12:382:12:45

this is the right idea professor?

I

think it is a distinctly bad idea

2:12:452:12:50

because one can protect whether fair

certainty it will not increase donor

2:12:502:12:53

numbers as we all want. There is

also the issue of integrity, the

2:12:532:13:01

system lacks integrity.

What are the

specific problems, too much pressure

2:13:012:13:10

on families or white?

Do you mean

with presumed consent? The whole

2:13:102:13:16

presumption of consent is if you do

not opt out there in you are legally

2:13:162:13:23

in favour of organ donation and we

all know if you have not opted out,

2:13:232:13:33

could someone dies then you will not

know their wishes and presumed

2:13:332:13:37

consent is the absence of objection

and never before in clinical context

2:13:372:13:42

as that seen as informed consent.

What do you make of that?

It is true

2:13:422:13:48

we are getting rid of consent in

Tyrie but the importance lies in the

2:13:482:13:53

fact that people are still running

their own lives so if you are having

2:13:532:13:58

a medical procedure the expectation

is it will make a difference to how

2:13:582:14:01

you run your life afterwards. If we

talk about organ donors, it's not a

2:14:012:14:06

consideration any more. We are not

taking away someone's ability to

2:14:062:14:10

control her own life because by this

point their own life has reached its

2:14:102:14:13

end point. To that extent that kind

of worried as did looked a little

2:14:132:14:18

bit for the practical reasons that

they are no longer self-governing

2:14:182:14:21

entities.

That is true that most

people want to have a say in what

2:14:212:14:31

happens to the body after they died

and I think it's a very strong wish

2:14:312:14:34

in a lot of people and a lot of

families. But I think we should

2:14:342:14:37

concentrate on is it going to work?

That is my primary concern.

You have

2:14:372:14:41

concerns about if this would work,

in your view, what might make the

2:14:412:14:47

difference? Neither one of you are

against transplantation but what

2:14:472:14:49

would make the difference to ensure

there are more donors?

I think the

2:14:492:14:55

approach is not to presume the

consent of dead donors but to look

2:14:552:14:58

across to Spain. The family consent

rates are around 60%, 63%, in Spain

2:14:582:15:06

may have had a consent rate of 85%

for around 20 years and they are

2:15:062:15:13

consent, they are system of consent

is firmly centred on the family. The

2:15:132:15:17

family has to give written consent

for donation to proceed even when

2:15:172:15:22

the consent of the donor is

explicit, for example carrying a

2:15:222:15:26

donor car and that is underpinned by

extensive public education and

2:15:262:15:30

relations.

2:15:302:15:31

The Spanish system is about a

cultural difference to where we are

2:15:362:15:39

in this country. That would make the

change?

That would make a difference

2:15:392:15:43

certainly and there is evidence that

the rates of donation are increasing

2:15:432:15:46

in the UK because of the way the

system is handled. It is interesting

2:15:462:15:51

that the appeal was to the role of

the family in making this decision.

2:15:512:15:54

There is a decent moral argument to

be had whether the family really

2:15:542:15:58

does have such an important role. So

should the family have a veto over

2:15:582:16:03

whether an organ is used for

donation when someone's life maybe

2:16:032:16:09

at stake. In most circumstances we

may say it is good to get the family

2:16:092:16:16

involved, but when there is another

life at stake so the balance will

2:16:162:16:21

shift.

Thank you very much indeed.

We could continue talking about this

2:16:212:16:25

and I'm sure you will, but thank you

very much. We got to the heart of

2:16:252:16:28

the issue. Thank you both very much

indeed. Please let us know your

2:16:282:16:35

thoughts on that. You can get in

contact via e-mail or social media

2:16:352:16:40

and we will try and get through some

later. Even if we don't get through

2:16:402:16:46

your comments on air, we are looking

through them.

2:16:462:16:52

It has been the coldest night of the

year and Carol has the details.

2:16:522:17:00

Bottom the temperature fell to minus

13 Celsius last night in Shropshire.

2:17:032:17:09

On the Isles of Scilly, it is plus

eight.

2:17:092:17:14

On the Isles of Scilly, it is plus

eight.

2:17:142:17:16

Beautiful Weather Watchers pictures

this morning. You can see a lovely,

2:17:162:17:20

frosty scene in Solihull. Similarly

so in Leeds and lying snow too

2:17:202:17:24

across Worcestershire. So a cold

start. We have got lying snow. There

2:17:242:17:28

is the risk of ice and as well as

that, some of us have got some

2:17:282:17:32

freezing fog patches. More notably

across parts of South Wales and the

2:17:322:17:37

West Midlands. Some of those will be

slow to lift, but when they do, much

2:17:372:17:41

of the UK is off to a sunny start.

There is more cloud out towards the

2:17:412:17:45

west. And you can see that that is

going to bring in some rain and

2:17:452:17:49

strengthening winds as we go through

the day. So for Northern Ireland,

2:17:492:17:53

this afternoon, it will be a wet one

for you. The rain continuing to push

2:17:532:17:57

steadily eastwards with hill snow

and it will feel cold. It's the same

2:17:572:18:01

across Western Scotland. We have got

the rain coming in with hill snow.

2:18:012:18:05

The cloud building ahead of it, the

sunny test skies will be across the

2:18:052:18:09

east and the South East of Scotland,

but it will be cold. For northern

2:18:092:18:13

England, the cloud building across

the Isle of Man into the north-west

2:18:132:18:15

with the odd shower. The north-east

of England, dry and sunny, but cold.

2:18:152:18:20

If we draw a line down the centre of

the Midlands heading all points east

2:18:202:18:25

and south-east, that's where we have

got the lion's share of the

2:18:252:18:27

sunshine, it the cloud building

ahead of the weather front coming in

2:18:272:18:30

from the west and the weather front

introducing showery outbreaks of

2:18:302:18:34

rain. Away from that, it will be

cold. Through this evening and

2:18:342:18:40

overnight, we will continue with the

weather front sinking south. It will

2:18:402:18:43

produce hill snow. It will be

blustery around it. Then we've got a

2:18:432:18:47

gap before the next weather front

comes in from the west. Again,

2:18:472:18:50

introducing some rain, but this time

it will be more showery in nature

2:18:502:18:53

and we will see hill snow in

Scotland, Northern Ireland, possibly

2:18:532:18:58

North Wales and north-west England.

These temperatures represent towns

2:18:582:19:01

and cities. In rural areas and where

we still have lying snow, the

2:19:012:19:05

temperature will be lower than that.

So first thing in the morning our

2:19:052:19:09

first band of rain clears the South

East, we have got the second one

2:19:092:19:14

coming in, the showery one and the

wind changes direction to more of a

2:19:142:19:18

westerly. That's less cold. We lose

the rain. The second band comes

2:19:182:19:23

south. Showery with the odd heavy

burst. Then we are into colder air.

2:19:232:19:29

Across parts of Scotland and

Northern Ireland. At the moment on

2:19:292:19:33

current thinking, we could later in

the day for the rush hour see some

2:19:332:19:37

of the snow getting into north-west

England as well, but we'll keep you

2:19:372:19:40

posted on that, Lou and Dan. Carol,

thank you very much. We will see you

2:19:402:19:48

in about 25 minutes for another

update.

2:19:482:19:52

The broadcaster Keith Chegwin has

been described by former colleagues

2:19:542:19:57

as a "telly legend" and a "one

off" following his death

2:19:572:20:00

at the age of 60.

2:20:002:20:01

Known to millions of children

and young people in the 1970s

2:20:012:20:04

and 80s as one of television's most

familiar presenters,

2:20:042:20:06

he'd been suffering

with a progressive lung condition.

2:20:062:20:08

He played a part in pioneering

new programme formats such

2:20:082:20:10

as Multi-Coloured Swap Shop

and Cheggers Plays Pop

2:20:102:20:12

in a varied career that

would span five decades.

2:20:122:20:19

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

Hello. We're

back again with more fun and games

2:20:232:20:29

and pop music. Several newcomers to

the charts this week. Number six.

2:20:292:20:35

They want to swap this silver disc.

What did you receive the silver disc

2:20:352:20:41

for?

We received it for Abba's

Greatest Hits.

How long did it take

2:20:412:20:47

you to record the album?

I think your voice is great.

You're

2:20:472:20:57

not still drinking, are you Keith?

LAUGHTER

2:20:572:21:02

No, Cheggers Plays Pop now!

Good!

2:21:022:21:10

So many programmes he was involved

in over the years. So many happy

2:21:172:21:21

memories people are sharing.

One of Keith Chegwin's friends, Ted

2:21:212:21:26

robins is with us.

Your friendship goes back a long

2:21:262:21:30

time.

We were both born in Liverpool

and we were roughly the same age.

2:21:302:21:37

Keith was known for his show

business family, his sister and we

2:21:372:21:42

used to see each other. And he did

always seem to be on the up. He was.

2:21:422:21:51

What you saw was what you get. He

did make it look easy. You see him

2:21:512:21:58

with Buzzcocks and stuff. He'd go on

and there was the half thing of

2:21:582:22:03

taking the mickey, but he knew what

he was doing and he could do it all.

2:22:032:22:06

He really should have been worked in

variety that my dad was from. He

2:22:062:22:14

goes back to that era of being able

to sing, dance, do it all. And did

2:22:142:22:19

it so easily. And was much cannier

than he made out. He wasn't the

2:22:192:22:25

clown, he was a clown, but he was

clever.

That's an art in itself, to

2:22:252:22:30

be able to bounce on to stage as we

see him there, look like you're

2:22:302:22:34

making this whole thing up, when you

probably haven't at all.

I did a

2:22:342:22:39

kids show called the Slammer on CBBC

with Keith and we were doing a

2:22:392:22:45

pantomime in this mad cat prison and

they said who do you think for a

2:22:452:22:48

dame? I said it has got to be Keith.

He came in and played widow Twankey.

2:22:482:22:59

At the interval they told me the

news. I had just taken the wig off.

2:22:592:23:03

I looked in the mirror and the last

time I saw Keith, I think we were

2:23:032:23:11

ugly sisters, but he took to it like

that. He would come in and play a

2:23:112:23:16

pantomime dame. I was on the League

Of Gentlemen with him. We fiddled

2:23:162:23:26

Les McQueen out of his money. I

said, "We could be on telly." He

2:23:262:23:35

said, "The first time since Cheggers

Plays Pop." That's part of my life

2:23:352:23:38

gone.

Exactly. We see him on Extras

here. He played a very rude version

2:23:382:23:47

of him. They had fun doing that.

When you watch the clips from years

2:23:472:23:51

gone by, he was the pro with live

telly at a time when there weren't

2:23:512:23:58

so many people holding an audience,

walking around a hotel on the Big

2:23:582:24:04

Breakfast, he was solicitor

comfortable in that live situation?

2:24:042:24:08

That's why everyone felt he was

their friend. You know what it's

2:24:082:24:13

like live TV, to go from something

crazy and hitting your Marx and our

2:24:132:24:20

links, it's like everything in life,

you make it look easy and the people

2:24:202:24:24

with the most talent wear it lightly

and he really did it wear lightly.

2:24:242:24:28

It strikes me that he was an early

bird because often, about the time

2:24:282:24:33

I'm coming into the studio, he would

be on Twitter with endless, endless

2:24:332:24:38

jokes.

Oh, endless jokes. Some of

his jokes, sent me one not long ago.

2:24:382:24:44

He said, "How are you getting on

with that new stair-lift?" Oh, it's

2:24:442:24:50

driving me up the wall! It's

ridiculous. Louise hasn't got it

2:24:502:24:55

yet! He'd laugh and he did cheesy

gags, but you know.

But they were

2:24:552:25:02

good. Joining us is Fiona Phillips.

Just tell us about your memories of

2:25:022:25:12

Keith?

Oh, I loved him. Absolutely

loved him. He was, he was a people

2:25:122:25:18

person. I know that's an old cliche,

but he loved the people that he went

2:25:182:25:23

out to see and I mean when I was

working with him, it was on

2:25:232:25:27

breakfast television, sorry, on the

other side! And we had a competition

2:25:272:25:30

and he used to go and surprise the

competition winners and the amount

2:25:302:25:34

of work he put into it. He was such

a professional. I mean, he did his

2:25:342:25:40

own T-shirts printed for the

families and buy them gifts to take.

2:25:402:25:43

He wanted their experience to be a

really brilliant experience. He

2:25:432:25:48

really cared about the people he was

meeting. When we used to go out on

2:25:482:25:53

the road and do lives, he would warm

up all the people around so they

2:25:532:25:58

were cheering and they were really

into the hole thing. He was great

2:25:582:26:01

and always a smile and the first

thing he used to say when he came

2:26:012:26:05

into the studio or anywhere he

worked was, "Whey-hay." He filled

2:26:052:26:12

the room with energy and laughter.

He was a very giving person and I

2:26:122:26:17

used to get a text from him every

Christmas and it was just,

2:26:172:26:26

"Whay-yah" On Christmas Day. He was

a lovely, lovely fellow. When I

2:26:262:26:31

heard yesterday, we heard of so many

people dying lately, celebrities,

2:26:312:26:35

but when I heard he'd gone

yesterday, I really did shed a tear,

2:26:352:26:40

because he meant a lot to me and he

meant a lot to the people whose

2:26:402:26:45

doorstep he turned up on, not

because he had a cheque in his hand

2:26:452:26:48

because he really cared about them

and he was a lovely, lovely man.

2:26:482:26:54

Fiona, you know what TV is like.

When you met him, he would always

2:26:542:27:01

ask you questions about you, rather

than be happy to talk about yourself

2:27:012:27:04

all the time?

No, he never talked

about himself apart from those

2:27:042:27:09

dreadful jokes. He did like to wing

those at you! No, he was more

2:27:092:27:14

interested in the person, he was

speaking to, to make them feel

2:27:142:27:17

comfortable and if he was a guest,

he would be so well prepared and so

2:27:172:27:22

wanting for his bit to be

entertaining, not so that he would

2:27:222:27:26

look good, but so the audience would

enjoy it. That's who he was. That's

2:27:262:27:30

the man I knew.

Fiona Phillips,

thank you very much for coming to

2:27:302:27:35

talk to us and Ted Robins, thank

you.

2:27:352:27:37

Thank you.

Some lovely memories and

he was so fondly remembered by so

2:27:372:27:42

many people. Now, the news, the

travel and the

2:27:422:31:05

Temperatures get that bit colder but

we should see some sunshine.

2:31:052:31:08

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:31:162:31:18

A radical change to the rules around

organ donation in England

2:31:182:31:21

is being unveiled today,

as ministers launch a consultation

2:31:212:31:23

on moving to a system

of 'presumed consent'.

2:31:232:31:26

The reform would mean opting

out of being a donor,

2:31:262:31:28

rather than the current scheme

of opting in.

2:31:282:31:31

Wales has already taken that

approach, and the Scottish

2:31:312:31:33

Government is planning to introduce

a similar scheme.

2:31:332:31:39

Temperatures of minus 13 Celsius

have been recorded in Shropshire

2:31:392:31:42

on what was the coldest night

of the year so far.

2:31:422:31:44

The Met Office has extended yellow

warnings for snow and ice

2:31:442:31:47

until later this morning and the AA

has warned driving

2:31:472:31:49

could be "hazardous".

2:31:492:31:51

Hundreds of schools will stay closed

for a second successive day.

2:31:512:31:59

And Carol will have a fall

round up of the weather

2:31:592:32:05

And Carol will have a fall round up

of the weather in ten minutes.

2:32:052:32:08

Four people have been arrested

on suspicion of murder after three

2:32:082:32:11

children died in a house fire

in Salford, Greater Manchester,

2:32:112:32:13

in the early hours of Monday

morning.

2:32:132:32:15

A 14-year-old girl, named

locally as Demi Pearson,

2:32:152:32:17

was pronounced dead at the scene

and an eight-year-old boy and a girl

2:32:172:32:20

aged seven died in hospital.

2:32:202:32:21

Their mother, named

as Michelle Pearson,

2:32:212:32:23

and a three-year-old

are still in a serious condition.

2:32:232:32:25

A vigil was held for

the victims last night.

2:32:252:32:27

The Mayor of New York,

Bill de Blasio, has described a bomb

2:32:272:32:30

explosion next to the city's busiest

bus station as an isolated,

2:32:302:32:32

attempted terrorist attack.

2:32:322:32:34

The suspect, who was injured

in the blast, is a 27 -year-old

2:32:342:32:36

Bangladeshi who moved to the US

six years ago.

2:32:362:32:39

He's in hospital under arrest.

2:32:392:32:42

President Trump said it showed

the need for Congress

2:32:422:32:44

to toughen immigration policy.

2:32:442:32:52

Thank God the perpetrator did not

achieve his ultimate. Thank God our

2:32:522:32:58

first responders were there so

quickly to address the situation and

2:32:582:33:02

make sure people were safe. Thank

God only injuries we know at this

2:33:022:33:08

point were minor.

2:33:082:33:18

10,000 --

2:33:212:33:21

Research suggests offering shopping

vouchers to new mothers can

2:33:212:33:26

encourage them to

breastfeed their babies.

2:33:262:33:28

About 10 thousand

2:33:282:33:29

new mums in Yorkshire,

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

2:33:292:33:30

were offered up to £200

in vouchers as an incentive.

2:33:302:33:33

Breastfeeding rates

increased in these areas,

2:33:332:33:34

which typically have low uptake.

2:33:342:33:35

Breastfeeding levels in the UK

are some of the lowest in the world.

2:33:352:33:39

One of the most destructive

wildfires in California's history

2:33:392:33:41

is heading towards the city

of Santa Barbara.

2:33:412:33:43

Firefighters are battling six

fires across the state,

2:33:432:33:48

with the largest having scorched

an area of 230,000 acres.

2:33:482:33:51

Governor Jerry Brown,

has described the situation

2:33:512:33:54

as 'the new normal' -

predicting that fires like this

2:33:542:33:56

could happen every year.

2:33:562:34:01

that is about the size of New York

City full study gives an idea of the

2:34:012:34:05

scale. We have been talking about it

for the last ten days or so. We have

2:34:052:34:11

seen some really genetic pictures of

how the fire is moving. It is

2:34:112:34:16

impossible to tell which direction

it is going.

2:34:162:34:21

That brings you up to date.

2:34:212:34:22

Victoria Derbyshire is on at 9am

this morning on BBC Two.

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Let's find out what's

on the programme today.

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This morning we gained rare access

to male sex workers talking about

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their experiences. Research showed

that 12% of them have been sexually

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assaulted but most are unlikely to

report the attack to the police.

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Straight afterwards he feel

disgusting, obviously, but you have

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that money there. It started off

with one or to macro people a night

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and then more and more.

Join us for

that and the latest news and sport

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after breakfast.

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And coming up here

on Breakfast this morning...

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We're on a mission to get

the country crooning at Christmas.

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We'll be telling you how

you can join us for

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a nationwide singalong.

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Molly Bloom was known

as the Hollywood Poker Princess,

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but involvement with the Russian

mafia and an FBI bust

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brought her glamorous

world crashing down.

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We'll speak to her and Jessica

Chastain, the actress

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who plays her in a new movie.

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And it's the Strictly

final this weekend.

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Former head judge Len Goodman

will be here to give us his verdict

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on this year's competitors and,

of course, his successor, Shirley.

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First, the sport. Still talking

about milk cartons. All went a bit

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sour. Was it a milk carton against

the wall which splashed over the

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code. I have talked over your joke.

-- the coat.

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Michalak Teather was injured in some

kind of tracker. -- Arteta. We are

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not seeing any images of what

happened in the tunnel. The FA are

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trying to find out that they asked

Manchester United Manchester City

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for their observations

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after City coach Mikel Arteta

was cut on the head

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by a plastic bottle.

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It's not known who threw it

but United manager Jose

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Mourinho also had milk

and water thrown at him.

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It appears the row started

when Mourinho objected

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to City's celebrations

after their 2-1 victory.

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one of the things he complained

about was the fact the city players

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are blasting their music out to

loud. He did not like that at all.

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A long weekend, described

as "absurd" by their opponents,

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finished with Saracens' worst

defeat in rugby unions'

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European Champions Cup.

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Clermont Auvergne thrashed

their hosts by 46 points

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to 14, ending Saracens' two

and a half year unbeaten run in

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Europe.

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The match had been put back

a day because of snow,

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with fans initially banned

then allowed to attend.

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There are some stinging

comments in the papers this

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morning from former England cricket

captain Michael Vaughan,

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who says the current side

are behaving like students and

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the senior players need to step

up and be role models.

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And with the third Ashes Test

starting on Thursday,

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Alistair Cook says they must not

make any more mistakes.

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I don't think we are

getting painted fairly

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in the media on our culture.

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Clearly there have been

a couple of things which,

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it sounds silly to say it,

in the media have been brought up,

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but there was change

after the September incident,

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so it is up to us to adjust to that

quickly and we can't afford any

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mistakes because we understand

that they have had it

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with the ECB and trying

to make kids play cricket,

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which is what we want to do.

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When it comes to famous sportspeople

and statues, the results have been

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at times and little mixed. This is

one of the best. Cristiano Ronaldo.

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It is Nile Quinn! That is at Madeira

airport. That actually had to be

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remade because it was so, shall we

say, controversial! Average. Is that

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the remade version? That is the

original. Diego Maradona,

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Argentinian legend. This is him

pressing the button to unveil his

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own statue in the Indian city of

Calcutta. I did not realise he was

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in Lord Of The Rings. That is Diego

Maradona, holding a giant replica of

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the 1986 World Cup. I know it was

the hand of God but that is just

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ridiculous, isn't it? He is still

looking delighted. Yes I think he

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probably quite likes the statue of

himself. Someone via the canons...

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Let's not look too close.

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Molly Bloom has an extraordinary

life.

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She was a former world-class

skier whose career

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was cut short after an accident.

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She then went on to set up

exclusive high-stakes poker

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games for Hollywood's elite.

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But for all the wealth

and excitement of that lifestyle,

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there was a very dark side.

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Her story has now been

turned into a film.

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Jessica Chastain plays

the Poker Princess in

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Molly's Game.

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I went to meet them both.

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When you heard her story,

what was it about...

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Why did you want to play Molly?

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Well, first of all, I mean,

her story's incredible.

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She goes from being, like,

third in women's moguls

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to Los Angeles running the most

exclusive high-stakes

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poker game in the world,

and unbeknownst to her she lets

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in members of the Russian Mafia

and gets indicted by the FBI.

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This is a true story.

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It is a bit of, what is the world we

are living in?

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I was in a room with movie stars,

directors and business titans.

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They were going all

in, all the time.

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It's extraordinary because you made

it some time ago but the resonance

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it now has post Harvey Weinstein

and everything, what

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do you make of that?

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It didn't start with

Harvey Weinstein, what's been

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going on in the world.

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When Aaron was writing this script,

yes, it's very timely now

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because it's at the forefront

but a great writer is

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ahead of that, right?

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He was perceiving what was

going on in the world.

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You're going to stop paying me

because I'm making too much money

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doing my second job,

and if I say no I'll lose both jobs

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because it doesn't seem fair?

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You don't have

bargaining power here.

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You are unimportant.

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You ended up running these games.

What did it finally get up to

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produce to even have a seat at the

table?

The buy in was $250,000. It

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is no limit on so these guys were

sometimes losing the first buying in

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the first 10 million -- ten minutes.

These games were infamous in

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Hollywood circles. You are not a

man. To 's.

Was it all men? In my

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games, it was all men. It was people

who are serious about gambling as

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well.

So, Jessica...

I have not

heard anything about these games. It

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was not until I got the script. In

the back of my mind I knew the

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celebrity poker show that a lot of

actors were interested in poker

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games.

I'm hosting a game on Tuesday

night.

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Tell us a little bit

about the atmosphere,

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it's very clear in the film,

but the atmosphere in those games,

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what was it like for you?

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At one time they are respecting you,

at other times hitting on you.

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In the beginning, when I was working

for the game, working for a man who

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had the game at the time and I was

bringing drinks or food or whatever.

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I was hit on an there was a lot of

like...

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you know, "I'll buy

you a purse and I'll take

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you on a date," that kind of stuff.

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Then when I started being the bank,

it was more like, "I'm not paying

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you that $50,000 because that

game was unfair."

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I am like, OK, dinner is off the

table. It just completely changed.

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There was a marked change

in how I was perceived

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and how I was treated.

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This comes to the heart

of what we're talking

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about now and Jessica,

you've been going out of your way

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to talk about and big up people

who feel like Molly,

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be able to speak out, haven't you?

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Also, what is really important is

that we look at why everything is

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the way it is.

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Why are there so little, you know,

positions of power for women?

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Why are women not sitting

at the table making the decisions?

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What's happened is society

has been groomed.

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Women and men have been groomed

to behave a certain way and that's

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because we don't have women

in leadership and there's no room

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at the table for them.

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Even women. Women have asked me

about a lot of the characters I play

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and, especially in this film, why

doesn't Molly have a love interest

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in this film? Female characters are

defined by what they say and they do

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not defined by a man in your life.

Even women are having a hard time

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understanding that.

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Is it going to change?

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Is it going to have

to change and how?

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Yeah, it absolutely has to change.

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Right now with Time Magazine

having People of the Year

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as the #metoo movement,

it shows how important it is.

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2017, we're going to remember

this year as the time

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where people first came...

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Not first, but really came forward

and said we can't live in this

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complicity any more,

we have to move against what is

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being programmed in us.

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This is a film that does that. It is

very entertaining but it is so

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exciting and fun to see. Also there

is something in there about the

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journey of a woman trying to be

successful in an industry where men

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make all the rules.

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Come on, Molly, how deep

into the Russian mob were you?

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You managed to build a multi-million

business.

I'm about to be charged.

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You ended up in really shocking

situations?

Yes, when I look back on

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things, most of my problems were of

my own making in terms of making

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reckless choices in this world but

the consequences were much heavier

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than I imagined. And dealing with

the fallout of that, there has been

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a lot of work.

What is it like

having a lovely fantastic actor

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Jessica playing you?

When they told

me that she was interested, I was...

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You don't understand, you have to

get her! She is my favourite actress

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and I think she is the best actress

of our time. She lives her life with

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such moral courage and uses her

platform in such a substantial way

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and that is rare and special and I

was just... As soon as I heard her

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name, I was, like, I don't care what

you have to do. It is not like

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people were listening!

No more

meetings. Fantastic film. Thank you

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so much for talking to us about it.

Thank you. The real Molly Bloom with

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Jessica Chastain, it is called

Molly's Game, it is really

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brilliant.

I enjoyed that interview.

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Fascinating. Wonderful to talk to

them. Molly arrived 15 minutes early

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so we did a lot of chatting. Let us

catch up with Carol for the final

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time on

2:46:552:46:58

catch up with Carol for the final

time on Breakfast. Beautiful

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pictures in this morning. This from

Worcestershire, lying snow and

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missed. Shropshire had the lowest

temperatures last night, minus 13.

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Overnight low. Currently, these are

the temperatures outside... The

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Isles of Scilly, a bit more cloud,

but where we have lying snow and low

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temperatures, the risk of ice. If

you are travelling, bear it in mind.

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Freezing fog in South Wales, West

Midlands, slow to clear. But when it

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does, much of the UK often

attributed. With sunshine. The cloud

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will build in the West ahead of the

weather from coming in during the

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day -- much of the UK bathed in

sunshine. The rain will urge

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eastwards. It will feel chilly and

we are looking at hill snow. The

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same too in the West of Scotland,

rain coming in with Phil spoke

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McLeod building ahead of it -- with

hill snow and the cloud building

2:48:072:48:14

ahead of it. North-east England

hanging onto the sunshine. The cloud

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in the West. The cloud is getting

thicker as the weather front

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approaches. Rain in south-west

England and also Wales. Heading on

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through the evening and overnight,

the weather front continues moving

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south-east through the country with

blustery winds. Clearer skies

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following on behind and a second

weather front coming our way,

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introducing rain, but more showery.

There will be snow on the hills of

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Scotland, Northern Ireland and

possibly northern England and Wales

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later. Tomorrow, this weather front,

it continues to quite quickly clear

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away from the south-east. The second

one, more sherry, the odd heavy

2:49:062:49:11

burst, continuing to sink

south-east, the wind turning more

2:49:112:49:15

westerly, less cold for us. The

showery outbreaks, pushing down to

2:49:152:49:23

the south-east, and behind it,

clearer skies and some sunshine.

2:49:232:49:27

Back into the cold air in the North,

cold enough for snow. Something we

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are thinking at the moment, as the

system pushes south-east, we could

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in the rush hour in north-west

England in the evening sees some of

2:49:392:49:43

the snow as well. If you are

travelling, keep watching the

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weather forecast. The temperatures

are nothing to write home about. A

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little bit milder further south.

Thursday, more unsettled with spells

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of rain and also hill snow as well.

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Thank you for guiding us through. We

will see you tomorrow. Coldest night

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of the year!

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Christmas is known as a time

for indulging - rich food,

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alcohol and parties.

2:50:142:50:15

It can all be a bit overwhelming,

especially if you suffer

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from an eating disorder.

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The charity Beat says its support

line will stay open this year

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on Christmas Day to help

those who are struggling

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over the festive period.

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Joining us in the studio

are Caroline Price from the charity

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and Dr Elizabeth McNaught who nearly

died at the age of 14 from anorexia.

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She's now Beat's ambassador.

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Good morning. Let us talk about

first of all, it can be a really

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tough time for people who have

issues with food, tell us a little

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bit about what Christmas was like

with you.

It can be an immensely

2:50:462:50:53

stressful time for someone living

with an eating disorder, you have

2:50:532:50:58

also got a lot of rich food and

indulgent food eating at times you

2:50:582:51:03

cannot control, eating food you

cannot control, and also, family

2:51:032:51:08

gatherings, Christmas parties you

have to deal with. A time that is

2:51:082:51:11

meant to be incredibly enjoyable and

having family together can actually

2:51:112:51:17

become incredibly exclusive because

you feel like you cannot deal with

2:51:172:51:21

the food and also anxiety provoking

and stressful.

When you are

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suffering badly, did you use to

start to get worried in November

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about what would happen, awkward

comments from family members you

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have not seen, all of that stuff?

Absolutely. I used to go through a

2:51:322:51:38

cycle of being excited in September,

going back to school, thinking about

2:51:382:51:43

the Christmas holidays, but

gradually, as November passes

2:51:432:51:46

through, into December, the

anxieties can be overwhelming and

2:51:462:51:50

you can feel like you are trapped,

trapped by this wall of never-ending

2:51:502:51:55

food that is Christmas.

What advice

can you give to people who are

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thinking along these lines and

families as well?

We always say

2:52:002:52:03

planning is key. Communicating with

one another, it sounds obvious, but

2:52:032:52:09

for someone suffering from an eating

disorder, not wanting to talk about

2:52:092:52:14

it, feeling ashamed, guilty, worried

about ruining Christmas for the

2:52:142:52:17

family, wanting to isolate

themselves, pretend it is not

2:52:172:52:20

happening. We advise them to try to

write down the things that make them

2:52:202:52:25

anxious and share it with their

family, parents, partner. Talk

2:52:252:52:28

through how they can make Christmas

work for them and not feel the

2:52:282:52:32

pressure to conform to what a

traditional Christmas is for a lot

2:52:322:52:41

of people. You do not have to have a

Christmas meal at 3pm, make your own

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rules, have a buffet or think about

how that person... What they would

2:52:442:52:47

want to eat and not put pressure on

to eat excessively. Involve them in

2:52:472:52:51

the planning so it reduces their

anxiety.

I can see you nodding. You

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are a great story to have on because

you have been through that, come out

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the other side, what was the process

that helped you to now be able to

2:53:002:53:04

approach Christmas with a very

different mindset?

I think my whole

2:53:042:53:09

journey through recovery has been

massively helped by the

2:53:092:53:15

professionals, I will be forever

thankful for professional help, they

2:53:152:53:19

supported me through Christmas,

helping in being there, NHS... They

2:53:192:53:25

work for the NHS, present the whole

way through Christmas. But also Beat

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was incredibly helpful especially in

the festive period. When it was --

2:53:302:53:34

when I was younger, it was message

boards, you could ask how other

2:53:342:53:38

people were coping, techniques to

survive that period.

You are there

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for people, what about getting

access to health care, can you help

2:53:432:53:47

them? You are faced with something

you do not know.

Absolutely. We know

2:53:472:53:52

from recent research we published it

can take a very long time for

2:53:522:53:55

someone to realise an acknowledge

they have an eating disorder and

2:53:552:53:59

then the fear of reaching out and

telling someone something is wrong

2:53:592:54:02

and getting access to the treatment

they need, it can take someone on

2:54:022:54:06

average three times to get a

referral for treatment. An adult

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taking up to 256 weeks to get access

to treatment, a huge amount of time.

2:54:092:54:15

Our hotline...

256 weeks!

Massive.

We are working on our helpline to

2:54:152:54:26

reassure people, let them know it is

not their fault, guide them through

2:54:262:54:29

what their options are and that

their GP should be putting them

2:54:292:54:34

through for specialist assessment

and not being passed through to

2:54:342:54:37

generic mental health services. The

challenge is the availability of

2:54:372:54:41

mental health services.

Understanding is a big thing and

2:54:412:54:44

ignorance. I am already looking

forward to the number of potatoes I

2:54:442:54:47

will beat on Christmas Day. That is

the way I have approach Christmas

2:54:472:54:51

always. -- I will be eating on

Christmas Day. Radical advice

2:54:512:54:59

yesterday, I was looking into the

subject, having a buffet meal --

2:54:592:55:03

practical advice.

Absolutely, yeah,

doing things like that can alleviate

2:55:032:55:12

the pressure. You do have to still

look out for the person with an

2:55:122:55:16

eating disorder, there does need to

be some form of meal planning about

2:55:162:55:21

it, but having a buffet style meal

can be more accessible and inclusive

2:55:212:55:25

for people living through an eating

disorder. At the moment, I am

2:55:252:55:30

crowdfunding to create a Christmas

book which should be out next year

2:55:302:55:34

to help people with an eating

disorder cope with Christmas,

2:55:342:55:37

including things like meal ideas and

buffet style foods.

Thank you both

2:55:372:55:45

very much indeed for coming to talk

to us and I am sure lots of people

2:55:452:55:49

may be feeling the same way, so

thank you very much.

2:55:492:55:52

And have a great Christmas, both of

you. This is an exciting week.

2:55:522:56:01

Our BBC Breakfast Sings series

is well under way and we're hoping

2:56:012:56:03

to spread some joy and happiness

across the country.

2:56:032:56:06

A week from today, we hope

the whole of the UK will

2:56:062:56:08

join our big singalong.

2:56:082:56:10

Yesterday, we spoke

about the science of singing - how

2:56:102:56:12

it's good for your health,

your heart, your head,

2:56:122:56:14

and of course, we've long known

it's good for your soul.

2:56:142:56:17

And with all that in mind,

on 19th December, we will be joining

2:56:172:56:20

choirs in every corner of the UK

as we come together

2:56:202:56:23

to sing in unison.

2:56:232:56:24

This time next week!

2:56:242:56:25

Imagine how good that'll feel.

2:56:252:56:30

Breakfast's Jayne McCubbin went

to Manchester to spread the word.

2:56:302:56:37

Christmas, surely the optimal

time for a singalong?

2:56:392:56:42

Tell me, do you like singing?

2:56:422:56:44

Yes, I do.

2:56:442:56:46

You're just all together

and have a good time.

2:56:462:56:56

You just blast it all out,

don't you, when you sing?

2:56:562:56:59

Yeah.

2:56:592:56:59

Especially when I'm doing housework.

2:56:592:57:01

Best song for hoovering to, Carol?

2:57:012:57:02

Jungle Book.

2:57:022:57:03

Yeah, Jungle Book.

2:57:032:57:04

# I want to be like you.

2:57:042:57:06

Yeah, great.

2:57:062:57:07

Got to be done.

2:57:072:57:08

Carol's got to do it,

but not everyone agrees.

2:57:082:57:10

Do you enjoy a singalong?

2:57:102:57:11

No.

2:57:112:57:12

Do you like singing?

2:57:122:57:13

No?

2:57:132:57:14

Bah humbug.

2:57:142:57:15

OK.

2:57:152:57:17

Fine.

2:57:172:57:19

So BBC Breakfast is on a mission

to get the whole of the UK singing.

2:57:192:57:23

# Oh, come let us adore him.#

2:57:232:57:27

Give me the sales pitch, Wayne.

2:57:272:57:29

Why do we need to get singing?

2:57:292:57:32

Because it really does release

loads of endorphins.

2:57:322:57:37

It gets us really excited

about the season coming up.

2:57:372:57:43

Yes, good for the soul,

lifts the spirits.

2:57:432:57:45

Makes you happy.

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TOGETHER:

You rejuvenate.

2:57:462:57:49

It gives you meaning in life.

2:57:492:57:51

It's amazing.

2:57:512:57:53

It just makes me feel big.

2:57:532:57:54

It makes you feel

good about yourself.

2:57:542:57:56

Even though I sound like a wounded

gazelle or something.

2:57:562:58:00

A wounded gazelle!

2:58:002:58:01

Come on, don't be shy.

2:58:012:58:04

Come and join us!

2:58:042:58:05

Come and join us!

2:58:052:58:06

Wayne, there will be

people watching at home,

2:58:062:58:08

"I can't do it, I can't sing,"

what do you say to them?

2:58:082:58:11

I say, you can.

2:58:112:58:17

# Oh, come let us adore...#

2:58:172:58:19

All

you need is a willingness to try,

2:58:192:58:21

that's all you need.

2:58:212:58:22

And if you give yourself

the opportunity to try,

2:58:222:58:24

then you will definitely get there.

2:58:242:58:25

Big smiles.

2:58:252:58:27

Yes, you can.

2:58:272:58:28

Get singing.

2:58:282:58:33

So, whatever your song...

2:58:332:58:35

# Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer...

2:58:352:58:37

Get those lyrics out.

2:58:372:58:38

La-la-la-la-la.

2:58:382:58:41

Get practising.

2:58:412:58:44

# All I want for Christmas is you.

2:58:442:58:46

Get warming up.

2:58:462:58:50

And on December the 19th...

2:58:502:58:52

# Let's get Britain singing!

2:58:522:58:55

Merry Christmas, everyone!

2:58:552:58:59

Happy times.

2:58:592:59:03

Thank you.

2:59:032:59:06

Merry Christmas!

2:59:062:59:14

Michael Bonshor is a lecturer at

Sheffield University and specialises

2:59:142:59:17

in the psychology of music.

2:59:172:59:23

It is lovely to see you. We are very

excited about this. The key is that

2:59:232:59:28

you do not have to be good at

singing for it to be beneficial.

2:59:282:59:33

Absolutely not. You could be making

the most awful racket and reaping

2:59:332:59:37

the benefits of it. Even if you are

not able to sing very well, you will

2:59:372:59:42

still be improving your breathing

and relaxing and toning your stomach

2:59:422:59:46

muscles and getting all the positive

feelings out of it and making lots

2:59:462:59:51

of good, social contact. And

actually, even if you think you

2:59:512:59:59

cannot sing, it usually it is not

quite true. Most people who think

2:59:593:00:02

they cannot think, can, if they

start to practice. I have been

3:00:023:00:05

teaching singing for nearly 35

years. I have not met anybody who

3:00:053:00:10

cannot improve.

This is good

encouragement for us. Tomorrow we,

3:00:103:00:16

and four other breakfast presenters

are singing at the Bridgewater Hall.

3:00:163:00:19

Encouragement for us. What is the

importance of singing groups? We are

3:00:193:00:24

talking about the effect it can have

on your mind and your heart and your

3:00:243:00:27

outlook generally.

The key thing

about singing in groups is the group

3:00:273:00:32

process. On the singing front, we

all breathe together and it slows

3:00:323:00:38

down our breathing and heart rate.

It helps to increase hormone called

3:00:383:00:43

oxytocin, which is the bonding

hormone and beta endorphins as well.

3:00:433:00:51

They are the hormones that create

bonding between mothers and

3:00:513:00:55

children. They create an analgesic

effect. Some researchers have tried

3:00:553:01:02

to do things like testing people's

pain thresholds before and after

3:01:023:01:06

they have been singing in a group

and finding that actually the pain

3:01:063:01:10

threshold increases and the singing

has helped with pain relief.

It

3:01:103:01:14

sounds like you should be

prescribing it.

It should be

3:01:143:01:19

prescribed on the NHS. Like you get

GP referral schemes for the gym,

3:01:193:01:23

there should be GP referral schemes

for music and singing. In some areas

3:01:233:01:28

that is being looked into but it is

early days yet.

Does it affect men

3:01:283:01:38

and women in the same way?

Is there

a difference? I don't think so good

3:01:383:01:41

that we all have a similar vocal

instrument. We need to breathe well

3:01:413:01:43

to sing well. You will get the

effects of breathing deeply, when

3:01:433:01:46

you are male or female. You will

have the same social enjoyment from

3:01:463:01:51

it and the same enjoyment, I think a

working together on a group project

3:01:513:01:55

and achieving something together as

well.

You say you have been teaching

3:01:553:01:59

singing for over 30 years. Can you

remember a moment when you have seen

3:01:593:02:04

it change someone's life?

Absolutely. I had the guy who was

3:02:043:02:10

playing bass guitar in a tribute

band. He had been asked to sing

3:02:103:02:15

backing vocals. He was terrified

because he felt he could not sing in

3:02:153:02:20

tune for the truth was, when he came

to me he could not sing in cheerful

3:02:203:02:25

after six months he could and we had

improved the tone. He was singing

3:02:253:02:30

backing vocals in his group and

really bonding with his tribute

3:02:303:02:34

band. After a year, he sang at one

my student's nonsense and

3:02:343:02:40

accompanied himself on the guitar

and nobody knew he had ever been

3:02:403:02:44

slightly out of June or I'm singer.

You will be fully behind the plan we

3:02:443:02:48

have next Tuesday for six choirs all

singing together. Around about this

3:02:483:02:54

time next week. Individuals and

groups singing along. Hopefully

3:02:543:02:59

you'll be a proper event.

-- it will

be. It sounds like it. It's as like

3:02:593:03:06

Eric Whitaker's virtual choir.

That,

of course, are very good idea. What

3:03:063:03:12

we want you to do is to join in at

home and, like you said, we would

3:03:123:03:16

love to see the results of everybody

joining us at singing as well.

3:03:163:03:21

And after that, just in case

you need that little

3:03:213:03:24

bit more encouragement,

take a look at this.

3:03:243:03:27

# what oh

3:03:273:03:30

# what oh fun it is going to be on

the 19th of September. The 19th of

3:03:303:03:35

December, let's get Britain singing.

Oh, what fun it is going to be on

3:03:353:03:39

the 19th of December.

# Wayne is a legend. He is going to

3:03:393:03:48

be helping us with our singing

tomorrow. Is it the 19th of December

3:03:483:03:52

that was happening?

I think it was.

I will be singing along.

3:03:523:03:57

But first, a last brief

look at the headlines

3:03:573:03:59

where you are this morning.

3:03:593:05:34

Top temperature four degrees. I'm

back at 1:30pm with the lunchtime

3:05:343:05:39

news.

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With his quirky catchphrases

and head judge on the programme

3:05:463:05:48

since the pilot show back in 2004.

3:05:483:05:58

After making a tough decision to

leave the show last year he is set

3:05:583:06:02

to return to the small screen with

the Christmas special of

3:06:023:06:05

to return to the small screen with

the Christmas special of his comedy

3:06:053:06:06

game show, Partners In Rhyme. Before

We Speak To Him, let's have a look

3:06:063:06:17

at him.

I can sing, Jingle Bells

backwards.

3:06:173:06:24

Everybody...

3:06:303:06:40

I can sing Ding Dong Merrily On High

backwards. Oh, Len, it is lovely to

3:06:423:06:51

have you here. We were just talking

about a good singer. Do you like a

3:06:513:07:00

bit of a song?

People say to me, I

cannot dance. It is like singing.

3:07:003:07:07

Some can sing better than others and

it is the same with dance for the

3:07:073:07:10

Sung Kang dance great and others not

so great but we can all dance and we

3:07:103:07:16

can all sing.

-- Sam can dance.

Jeremy Vine said we should ban the

3:07:163:07:23

phrase, dad dancing but it makes

people think I am embarrassed to get

3:07:233:07:27

out because it stops people getting

on to the dance floor.

Dad dancers

3:07:273:07:33

have to have a couple of beers in

them and as you come. It is a bit

3:07:333:07:37

like when I was a boy, 20 or so, I

used to go and think I was the

3:07:373:07:45

equivalent of George Clooney, a

handsome devil.

I am sure you were.

3:07:453:07:52

How low its commissioner have a

couple of drinks and get out. Give

3:07:523:07:55

it a bit of welly. -- hello.

Shirley

has been great.

I think she is

3:07:553:08:08

grateful that not just because she

has taken over from me. It is a bit

3:08:083:08:13

like you, when you took over from

Bill Turnbull.

Who? Like you, he was

3:08:133:08:21

here for 15 years.

You'd think, here

we go. You step in and you become

3:08:213:08:26

the become. Shirley has been

wonderful because she has got in

3:08:263:08:31

there, she has her own self. Good

critiques.

She was saying you judged

3:08:313:08:38

her as a child.

I have judged

everyone since they were a child.

3:08:383:08:45

She is a wonderful Latin dancer,

brilliant.

She brings a lot of

3:08:453:08:50

technical... Learning new words I

did not know existed.

I started off

3:08:503:08:57

like that and then I was told... No

one knows what you are talking

3:08:573:09:02

about.

They are back in now, aren't

they?

They are back in.

Good for

3:09:023:09:06

them. You are very happy with

Shirley Fulton what about the

3:09:063:09:12

standard of dancing?

Brilliant. I

did not see it early doors because I

3:09:123:09:17

was in America doing the American

Strictly, but my job to do.

Debbie

3:09:173:09:23

McGee has been a star, hasn't she?

She is wonderful. Nearly 60 years

3:09:233:09:29

old and so full of vim, bigger and

vitality. They are all good. What is

3:09:293:09:36

great is when you get a final and

you really don't know who will win.

3:09:363:09:43

Alexandra is fabulous as well. She

is wonderful. A beautiful, fluid

3:09:433:09:48

movement in her arms. What about

Joe! Look at him. I did not like

3:09:483:09:54

this bit in front of the mirror,

that got on my wick.

That lift at

3:09:543:10:02

the end where Katya Paul...

Wasn't

that good. We used to do that at

3:10:023:10:08

school, linking arms back to back

and trying to get up. The clever

3:10:083:10:14

people at my school used to do that,

or something very similar.

We were

3:10:143:10:19

talking about it yesterday. It looks

so amazing. I am presuming it is

3:10:193:10:23

very hard. It is balance more than a

lift.

I think you have a very strong

3:10:233:10:30

core. I saw you when you stood up.

That is the key.

Is it? I don't

3:10:303:10:36

know.

Somebody said that. Hopefully

we'll with these pictures. We will

3:10:363:10:45

see if we can see them.

What is

great with the viewers, they

3:10:453:10:54

appreciate more, I think, those that

have never danced before, rather

3:10:543:10:59

than those they think have had a bit

of a background in musical theatre

3:10:593:11:03

or whatever. The career thing, when

you think of Darren Gough, he had

3:11:033:11:08

never danced, and Mark Ramprakash,

and other sports people. Last year,

3:11:083:11:16

Ore Oduba. We have not seen him

since. Every time you turn on the

3:11:163:11:22

telly comment there he is. Showy

talk about minute CD? Best of

3:11:223:11:27

British. Sony said, do want to do

another one? What I would like to do

3:11:273:11:33

is a CD of 60 tracks, all British

singers, male and female. So,

3:11:333:11:42

Shirley Bassey to Matt Munro. You

have Bruce yarmer as well. There is

3:11:423:11:47

stuff from the 50s and 60s. I

thought I need something that

3:11:473:11:53

represents about a letter strictly a

little bit.

Why wouldn't you? You

3:11:533:11:59

choose the songs yourself. --

Strictly a little bit.

Anton has

3:11:593:12:10

done one. Alexander whatnot. You

would not want me.

3:12:103:12:18

# enchant Some it evening.

# enchant Some it evening.

3:12:183:12:20

#.

What are you doing tomorrow?

Every year the judges get

3:12:203:12:30

criticised. Things they safe as they

say it is criticising individuals.

3:12:303:12:35

It is nothing to do with that. I got

terrible stick. It is the dance off.

3:12:353:12:41

It is two to one and as head judge

you have to make the decision. It is

3:12:413:12:48

as though you have done it. I got

terrible stick once. The trouble is,

3:12:483:12:53

it is a bit like the pop world.

Sometimes it is a one-hit wonder who

3:12:533:12:59

will not Elvis Presley of the top of

the charts. In a dance off, when it

3:12:593:13:03

is just one dance, you get somebody

who has not been so good but they

3:13:033:13:08

have got a dance that really suits

them, someone who is the series has

3:13:083:13:12

been brilliant and they get kicked

off and everybody goes and

3:13:123:13:17

complains. The thing with the dance

off, you have to judge that dance.

3:13:173:13:24

It is the dancing equivalent of Shut

Up Your Face.

I used to love that

3:13:243:13:31

song.

Partners In Rhyme is on BBC

One.

3:13:313:13:46

And his latest pick

3:13:463:13:47

of top tunes is out on Sony -

"Len's Legends -

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