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Hello this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

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Huge mudslides and flooding

hit California -

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13 people have died.

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Police say parts of the State

resemble a world war

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one battlefield and the death toll

is expected to go higher.

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Trees were just coming down.

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We ran through the house. Then the

boulders just busted through our

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house.

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Good morning - it's

Wednesday 10 January.

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Also this morning -

a new army recruitment campaign

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is criticised as too

politcally correct.

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I was really worried about whether I

would be accepted but most days, I

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was more than confident about how I

was.

The efforts are meant to

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reassure people worried about their

sexuality or gender or religion.

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The five pence charge on plastic

bags could be extended to small

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shops and businesses in England

which are currently exempt.

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The boom in posh burgers

could be over - Byron -

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one of the best known High street

brands is in trouble.

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I'm looking at why

and what it means.

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In sport, it's not out

of sight for Bristol City.

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Manchester City needed

added time to beat them -

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with the second leg of the league

cup semi-finals yet to come.

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And he was once predicted to be

the next Lewis Hamilton

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until he lost both legs

in a racing accident ---

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but now Billy Monger's

back behind the wheel.

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And Carol has the weather for us.

Good morning. Some fog around this

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morning across Northern Ireland.

Extra care of your travelling

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further on. Rain pushing eastwards.

But behind that, some sunshine.

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Good morning, first our main story.

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At least 12 people have died

in mudslides and floods in southern

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California.

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Witnesses have described

watching huge boulders

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bouncing down hillsides.

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Our North America Correspondent,

James Cook reports from Los Angeles.

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The rains came suddenly,

just before dawn.

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Torrential and terrifying.

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They coursed over the slick,

scorched earth, gathering speed

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until mud was roaring down

to the sea like an express train.

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The deluge smashed into the very

homes which had just survived

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California's biggest

recorded wildfire.

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The result: utter devastation.

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We had a very difficult time

assessing the area and responding

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to many of those areas

to assist those people.

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The only words I can really think

of to describe what it looked like,

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was it looked like a

World War I battlefield.

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The communities hardest hit

were Montecito and Carpentaria,

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on the Pacific coast

north of Los Angeles.

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These are some of the most exclusive

neighbourhoods in the United States.

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Home to stars like Oprah Winfrey

and the actor Rob Lowe.

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But no amount of money

could stop this torrent.

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The mud roared down here

with terrifying speed,

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sweeping everything in its path.

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The firefighters won't let us go

up there any further,

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they say the situation

could change in the blink

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of an eye and as you can see,

this is how dangerous it is.

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Rescue workers are still scouring

scores of damaged and demolished

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homes, searching for survivors.

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Police say the number of dead

here is certain to rise.

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James Cook, BBC News

in southern California.

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The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

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which emphasises the "emotional

and physical support"

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given to soldiers.

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A series of radio,

television and online adverts

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addresses concerns potential

recruits might have about issues

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such as their sexuality or religion.

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There's been criticism

from some former officers,

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who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

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and going soft.

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Andy Moore reports.

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The new ads pose

a series of questions.

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Growing up, I had my

heart set on the army.

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Another reassures

would-be recruits that

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religious faith will be respected.

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The army embraces that you come

from a different faith.

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Even on exercise, there is always

a quiet moment to go into a cabin

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and just sort of find a little

corner and do your prayers there.

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Recruiting for the army

is a constant battle.

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Every year, for seven years now,

more soldiers have left the army

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than signed up.

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There is a lot of internal debate

about how best it should be done.

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I love the idea of the army...

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The army says its belonging

campaign has already

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sparked a significant surge

in interest, but others say

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that this new series of ads panders

to to political correctness

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and the so-called

"snowflake generation."

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and the so-called

"snowflake generation".

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Last month, the new Defence

Secretary, Gavin Williamson,

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halted plans to ditch

the army's Be the Best

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slogan which has been

used for decades.

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An internal report

stated it was datist,

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elitist and noninclusive.

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This new campaign does include

the slogan, but it is not

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given the prominence it once had.

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Andy Moore, BBC News.

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Thousands of tourists have been left

stranded after heavy snow

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in the Alps cut off towns

and villages across Switzerland,

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France and Italy.

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Visitors are being

airlifted out of Zermatt,

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one of Switzerland's most

popular ski resorts,

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where around 13,000

people are stuck.

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A British skier, John Bromell,

from Lincolnshire is still missing

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in France after bad weather

hampered rescue efforts.

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Mr Bromell's friends say he's a very

experienced skier and hope he's

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managed to take shelter.

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New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be announced

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by the government.

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It's part of a 25-year

plan on the environment.

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We're joined from Westminster

by our political correspondent

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Ben Wright.

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Ben, what can we expect?

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Quite radical, some of these plans?

The Prime Minister will be making a

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speech about this tomorrow, said the

government's agenda for the next 25

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is an environmental policy and

trying to cut down on the use of

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plastic. Of course, we have had

plastic bag charges for quite

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awhile. In England, they are

introduced in 2015. 5p charge placed

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on single use bags. They employ more

than 250 people. Since that charge

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has been introduced, a huge

reduction in the number of plastic

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bags used and a lot of money raised

for good causes. Tomorrow, the Prime

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Minister will say the government is

going to consult on extending that

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plastic bag charge to pretty much

all shops including the small corner

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convenience stores. With the aim of

reducing further plastic bag use.

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That will be a consultation that

begins tomorrow. Some exemptions. If

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you go to a pet shop, you will get a

free plastic bag for your goldfish.

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That does make sense, after all.

Thank you very much indeed. I don't

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know, you could put it in a jar or

something. It's quite an image,

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isn't it? Walking out of a pet shop

with a plastic bag.

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Passengers on Thameslink,

Southern and Great Northern services

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have suffered the worst disruption

of any rail franchise according

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to a highly critical report.

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The government's spending watchdog,

the National Audit Office,

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says the country's largest rail

operator has failed to provide

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value for money.

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It says industrial action has been

a major factor for delays

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but the Department for Transport has

also made decisions which "have

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negatively impacted on passengers".

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The government has admitted

the disruption has been unacceptable

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and has called on the RMT union

to end what it calls

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needless strike action.

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A 16-year-old boy will appear

in court today with the murder

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of a shop assistant in north London.

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Vijay Patel was attacked in a row

over the sale of cigarette

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papers outside his shop

in Mill Hill on Saturday night.

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He later died in hospital.

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Donald Trump's former chief

strategist, Steve Bannon,

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has stepped down from the right wing

Breitbart News organisation

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where he built his reputation.

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The move comes amid a row over

remarks he reportedly made

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about the President's son.

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He described a meeting

Donald Trump Jr held in New York

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with a Russian lawyer

during the 2016 presidential

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election campaign as "treasonous".

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The search for Malaysia Airlines

flight MH370 will resume today,

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nearly a year after efforts

to locate the plane

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were officially suspended.

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The search for the aircraft,

which went missing with 239 people

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on board in March 2014,

was the largest in aviation history.

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It will now be resumed

by a an American company

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using unmanned submarines.

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Our South-East Asia correspondent

Jonathan Head joins us from Bangkok.

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What exactly will they be searching

for now considering there has been a

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huge process undertaken?

To new

developments. This company has much

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greater search capabilities than the

previous company. It reckons it can

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search a much wider area and a much

shorter time. Time is constrained

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because you have certain months of

the year that you can search. The

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other is that there has been

continual analysis of other dater

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including models of the drift

patterns of the bits of the brief in

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the aircraft that have watched up in

East Africa, reversing nose and also

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looking at some satellite images

that may possibly be plane debris

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from a French satellite. All of this

new analysis was beginning to be

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available at the time they suspended

the search which suggests there is a

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more promising area they haven't

looked at to the north. A new zone

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to look at now where there is some

evidence that the plane might be.

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You have a much more effective

search capability with this company.

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The company must be confident. They

have taken this on. The Malaysia

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government is saving, go ahead and

search. If you don't find it, don't

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get paid.

We will indeed. We have

some more pictures. They are taken

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in the Sahara. This is on the edge

of the Sahara. Snow is very rare in

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this part of the world. Even though

the desert can be cold at night,

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there is rarely enough water in a

port of any precipitation. But there

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is snow on the sand dunes, only the

third time in 40 years. It didn't

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last long, and melted shortly after.

We only saw still put it yesterday.

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-- still footage. Sorry for passing

on my cough. Hopefully, no one else

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will get it. Bristol did well,

didn't they? Even on the BBC

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website, it said they were

excellent, which I think is a

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ringing endorsement.

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Just in injury time winner which

means Bristol City lost the first

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leg.

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Manchester City had to come

from behind in the first leg

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of their League Cup semifinal

against Bristol City.

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The championship side have had

a great cup run and their positive

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approach paid off -

they took the lead thanks

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to a Bobby Reid penalty.

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Sub Sergio Aguero's late winner

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means Manchester City take a 2-1

lead into the second leg.

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After a controversial 12 months

the FA say they're to introduce

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new policies to address issues

including racial discrimination,

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as suffered by the Chelsea Ladies

striker Eni Aluko.

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The governing body's bringing

in the so-called 'Rooney Rule',

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aimed at getting more people

from black and minority ethnic

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groups into top jobs.

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As have really

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England will be without Joe Marler

for their opening two

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Six Nations matches.

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The Harlequins prop's been

given a six-week ban

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for a dangerous tackle.

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He'll miss the games

against Wales and Italy.

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And after his two-goal FA Cup

heroics for Nottingham Forest,

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Erik Leehigh's reward is

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a brand new dog.

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His wife Kathryn had promised

if he ever scored a hat-trick

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they'd get one.

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But after pressure from players

and fans, she finally relented

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to let 'Gunner' the puppy,

join the Leehigh family.

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do know what they called it? It is a

French bulldog. He is called Gunner

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because they beat Arsenal. It is a

great name for a dog. I think he is

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either a Boston Terrier or a French

bulldog. I can't really talk about

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this. I have a labrador called Ruby.

Waffle is not keen. Not terribly.

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They can be in the same room now,

they have reached a truce. There is

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a bit of talk involved as well.

Anyway, it's good that they are

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making friends. This is lovely. Is a

dog walking weather? Is it? Anyway,

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Carol has the weather now. You are

quite right. It's also quite nice as

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well put humans. This morning, once

again, rain moving across the

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country. Brightest guys coming in.

In Scotland you can see this arc of

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rain. As the weather front which is

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rain. As the weather front which is

drifting steadily towards the east.

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It then extends across parts of the

Pennines and into parts of the

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Midlands. The whole lot is pushing

in the direction of the North Sea.

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Moving away from that, it is a

cloudy start to the day to some.

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It's brightening up quite nicely.

Many of us seeing a bit more

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sunshine. The odd spot of drizzle

here and there. In local rule areas,

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you might see a bit of ice around.

-- local country areas. Maybe

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they're in mind if you are

travelling. There goes the rain

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heading towards East Anglia.

Eventually getting into the North to

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Northern Ireland in the far

north-east. Behind it, a lot of

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bright sky. A fair bit of sunshine.

We are looking at Nine's and tens.

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In the north to, this band of rain,

we have some relatively mild air. As

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we head on through the evening and

overnight, eventually we see this

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rain pushed away into the North Sea.

Behind it, with all the moisture

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around, a bit more fog once again

across Northern Ireland who parts of

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Wales. Excuse me. More widespread.

As we head towards the end of the

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week, also foster first thing in the

morning. Remember the fog first

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thing in the morning. Much of all of

the day, but others, it will into

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cloud. Towards the West, something

brighter coming in. If you are stuck

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in an area with fog, temperatures

will be much more above freezing,

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looking at one or two degrees but if

you are out of it, we're looking at

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five, six, seven. Down a touch on

today. For Friday again, fairly

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quiet but a lot of dry weather

around. Write with as well. Then we

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have a weather front coming in from

the west. Some rain and

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strengthening winds. The course of

Friday to Saturday, that weather

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front makes its way from the rest.

Taking its rain with it. Again, you

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can see the isobars and we're

looking at Gaels in land. On

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Saturday, right in the east. You

will notice the wind. Temperatures

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wise, 6- eight degrees. Thank you

very much that. Sorry for passing on

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the BBC Breakfast cough this

morning. It's a nightmare, isn't it?

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How did you do that, Dan? Carol,

relax, I've got powers. There is

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going to it next? Who knows? Thank

you very much. Hopefully not me.

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I think I recently gave it to you a

couple of days ago.

You were blowing

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that those for England, weren't you?

Let's look at the front pages of the

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papers. Here is the front page of

the Times. Top hospital cuts cancer

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care due to lack of staff. And

Meghan Markle is on the front page

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of virtually every newspaper. She

and her husband to be, they visited

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a radio station in London yesterday.

Lots of talk about what she was

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wearing. Apparently her top sold out

in Marks & Spencer immediately.

They

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call her the Queen of the airwaves.

There she is, the front page of the

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Daily Telegraph as well. Their main

story is about Brexit. Angela

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Merkel, the German Chancellor,

against a British plan for a

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so-called managed a divergence from

the EU. -- managed divergences of a

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talking about plastic bags as well.

The administer is talking about art.

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-- the environment minister talking

about that. This is a picture from a

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beach in Cornwall. As a result of

the storm you can see, look, all the

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rubbish that has washed up.

Plastics, so much of it.

So many

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people now, I think, on the back of

cap blue Planet too, and increased

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coverage as well, they are really

thinking about single use plastics.

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-- back of Blue Planet II.

Meghan-mania. The crowd shouting out

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"We'd love you". And the massacre of

the middle-aged men.

Let's go

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through some other ones quickly.

Talking about Lady Lucan, who

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apparently took her life of the

mistaken fears she had Parkinson's

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disease. That is according to an

inquest. And Meghan Markle on the

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front page of the papers, talking

about cuts to cancer care.

I did

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that one.

Did you! Do you know what,

I don't think I've ever done that.

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You can't put it down there! We have

a filing system.

Is this because you

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are annoyed about my comment about

blowing your nose?

Put it over

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there!

We ironed on the morning, and

then we bring them to you...

There

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is a system.

I didn't know the

system. Sorry.

How long have you

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been here?

I have a bit of nice

news, actually. You know how I was

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talking yesterday about the tough

time retailers had over Christmas?

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Oxfam has done particularly well

online. That is the story in the

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Times this morning. Vintage and

designer clothes for the party

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season, they were the online shop's

top search terms. They managed to do

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well. They saw their sales at the

online shop jumped 33% in the

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Christmas trading period. Shoppers

looking to gifts which also helped

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to fight oddity as well. That is

quite nice. -- fight poverty. Good

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to see people recycling their

fashion stuff to help charity, that

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is quite a nice thing. Good to see

their sales have gone up. This isn't

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business-related at all, but I

wanted to point this out to our

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bosses. Did you know that sleeping

in is better than going to the gym

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for your health?

No way!

Yes way.

What counts as a sleep in?

Well, for

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us, it would be about 16. An extra

90 minutes in bed. -- be about 6am.

0:20:570:21:06

If we could ask to put the programme

90 minutes later...

Would anybody

0:21:060:21:10

mind if we started at 7:30am?

So

instead of getting up early and

0:21:100:21:17

going for a run, you should sleep

in?

Sally told me this. She was told

0:21:170:21:22

by a doctor that actually, sometimes

we think it is all about exercise,

0:21:220:21:25

but sleep is just as important.

Rest.

Especially if you have a

0:21:250:21:30

stressful job. You don't want to go

and exercise and keep the adrenaline

0:21:300:21:34

pumping.

We had some bodybuilders in

last year. The world's Strong this

0:21:340:21:40

man, and Mr universe. They both said

sleep is crucial for the building of

0:21:400:21:44

muscles. As much time as they spend

in the gym, they spend more time

0:21:440:21:49

recovering to make sure they build

up their muscles.

Look at my

0:21:490:21:53

muscles. I am looking ahead to the

Winter Olympics. Lots of the papers

0:21:530:21:57

are. They begin at the beginning of

next month.

You are going, aren't

0:21:570:22:01

you?

I am.

Lovely.

The UK has a

target of about 4- ten medals, and

0:22:010:22:08

they have a nice profile of some of

the athletes coming up in the

0:22:080:22:12

papers. Joel Fearon was a pizza

delivery guy while he was trying to

0:22:120:22:16

make ends meet to get his athletics,

and now his bobsleigh career, off

0:22:160:22:20

the ground. They are seeing here is

the world's fast as pizza delivery

0:22:200:22:24

guy. Hopefully he will win a medal

in Pyeongchang in a few weeks.

I

0:22:240:22:29

have some quickfire ones, tell me a

favourite. Girls school bans calling

0:22:290:22:34

girls girls. They say they will not

use the word girls any more, but

0:22:340:22:40

they will keep it in their title.

Right.

Customers scoff at $2 -- at

0:22:400:22:46

£2.50 stake in Marks & Spencer. You

get a bit of lemon and herb dressing

0:22:460:22:53

with it, but it is ten times more

expensive than actually buying a

0:22:530:22:57

cauliflower and cutting it in half

yourself. And ready for ticker-off.

0:22:570:23:05

This is a curry which is being flown

into a number of expats in France,

0:23:050:23:10

on a special, scheduled flight

coming in from Portsmouth, because

0:23:100:23:13

they say that French curry doesn't

taste right.

It doesn't taste right.

0:23:130:23:17

I used to live in France, and Indian

restaurants don't taste anything

0:23:170:23:21

like Indian restaurants here.

They

fired from the UK because they say

0:23:210:23:25

it isn't right. And they have a big

Indian meal in the hangar where it

0:23:250:23:29

arrives.

How rich are they?

I

thought the same thing, but because

0:23:290:23:33

they get a discounted flight in the

number of people involved, it is

0:23:330:23:36

only 40 euros each, with a drink.

Still quite pricey for a curry.

OK,

0:23:360:23:40

Steph doesn't like it.

0:23:400:23:46

So, this time last year Billy Monger

was being tipped by many as the next

0:23:460:23:50

Lewis Hamilton. He was 17, star of

F1 racing, but after an horrific

0:23:500:23:54

accidents he had both his legs

amputated. His recovery and

0:23:540:23:58

determination have astounded

doctors. This week he will drive in

0:23:580:24:02

front of crowds for the first time

since his accident, but anybody

0:24:020:24:05

expecting him to take things slowly

might be in for a shock.

0:24:050:24:18

Billy Whizz, and nickname he was

determined to keep. It is nine

0:24:180:24:22

months since Billy Monger had both

lower legs amputated after a car

0:24:220:24:25

crash. This is a final practice

before driving with a stunt team at

0:24:250:24:31

earning's NEC.

The aim is to put on

a good show. We have got a great

0:24:310:24:38

team, a great bunch of lights doing

a show, I am just hoping everything

0:24:380:24:41

goes smoothly and we have a good

time and do ourselves proud.

0:24:410:24:45

Dunnington Park, last April. When

Billy's Formula 1 car hit a

0:24:450:24:51

stationary vehicle.

That is

horrendous!

All I wanted to do was

0:24:510:24:58

to get through it and be alive. It

was a slight moment, when I thought

0:24:580:25:03

I wouldn't drive again. It hasn't

changed a dream. The dream stays the

0:25:030:25:08

same, I want to be an F1 driver.

You've got your prosthetics and you

0:25:080:25:13

are still able to control the car

and the pedals. Many people would

0:25:130:25:17

find that really extraordinary.

When

you control the pedal normally you

0:25:170:25:21

do it through Europe -- through your

ankle, that is how you control your

0:25:210:25:26

input to the pedals. It is I don't

have ankles, the way I control it is

0:25:260:25:31

through my leg like this. -- because

I don't. Rather than going like

0:25:310:25:36

that, it is just a push motion

instead, to control the car.

Terry

0:25:360:25:42

Grant has been control -- been

training Billy ahead of the auto

0:25:420:25:46

international event. He is one of

the world's top stunt drivers.

Drive

0:25:460:25:50

out, drive out! Billy is a very

special light, for sure. Regardless

0:25:500:25:58

of his injuries.

The moment you are

rehearsing on an airfield there is

0:25:580:26:05

going to be concrete pillars were

the cones are. -- cones.

The level

0:26:050:26:09

of control he has now, for

prosthetic legs, it is phenomenal.

0:26:090:26:13

Although Billy can use the

accelerator, his car as it is so

0:26:130:26:17

that this lever controls the break.

He has been backed by Mission

0:26:170:26:21

motorsport, a charity which

typically helps wounded servicemen

0:26:210:26:25

and servicewomen driving and, often

in specially adapted cars.

The

0:26:250:26:29

freedom of mobility is a phenomenal

thing. If that is taken away from

0:26:290:26:33

you as an adult, it has a dramatic

effect on your life, on your

0:26:330:26:37

personal freedoms, and also, I

think, on your sense of self and

0:26:370:26:40

your independence. And to be able to

give that back to somebody is an

0:26:400:26:44

extraordinary thing to be able to

do.

What the family think about you

0:26:440:26:48

getting behind the wheel?

My mum was

very nervous! But if I don't do it

0:26:480:26:53

what else am by going to do with my

life? I need to make my life into

0:26:530:26:57

something positive.

Billy Monger,

back in the driving seat.

0:26:570:27:05

I loved that.

Inspirational,

determined, a fabulous young man.

0:27:050:30:28

in half an hour.

0:30:280:30:29

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

0:30:290:30:32

Now though, it's back to Breakfast.

0:30:320:30:33

Bye for now.

0:30:330:30:38

Hello - this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

0:30:380:30:42

We'll bring you all the latest news

and sport in a moment,

0:30:420:30:45

but also on Breakfast this morning:

0:30:450:30:47

We'll speak to the British polar

explorer Ben Saunders

0:30:470:30:49

in his first TV interview

since being forced to abandon his

0:30:490:30:52

expedition to cross

Antarctica unassisted.

0:30:520:30:54

Also this morning, it

might be cold and dark

0:30:540:30:56

at this

0:30:560:30:57

time of year but going for a walk

in the park or the countryside

0:30:570:31:00

could improve your mental health.

0:31:000:31:16

And, from the majestic

hunter to a cat so small,

0:31:160:31:19

it can sit in the palm of your hand

- meet TV's new prime-time stars.

0:31:190:31:24

Good morning.

0:31:240:31:25

Here's a summary of today's main

stories from BBC News.

0:31:250:31:33

At least 13 people have died in

floods in Southern California. Among

0:31:330:31:40

those saved was a 14-year-old girl

who'd been tapped for hours in the

0:31:400:31:44

ruins of her house. Police say they

expect the number of dead to rise.

0:31:440:31:48

Extraordinaire pictures.

0:31:480:31:49

Benjamin Hyatt and his family

were force to evacuate their home.

0:31:490:31:52

He's joins us from

a hotel in Pismo.

0:31:520:31:54

Good morning. Thank you so much for

joining us. Tell us what happened to

0:31:540:31:58

you and your family.

Last

0:31:580:32:04

joining us. Tell us what happened to

you and your family.

Last night, we

0:32:040:32:05

were an involuntary evacuation zone.

Previously, we had been in a

0:32:050:32:13

mandatory evacuation zone to the

fires that happened a few weeks ago.

0:32:130:32:17

Nobody was really taking things too

seriously. We stayed at the house. I

0:32:170:32:24

stayed up last night. Around 2:30

a.m., the power ran out. When the

0:32:240:32:28

power ran out, really, really hard

rain started. Crazy rain. It lasted

0:32:280:32:35

five minutes. It was just normal

rate. I went outside the house to

0:32:350:32:42

see what was happening. It seemed

kind of quiet. There was a bit of a

0:32:420:32:49

River going down our street. I

thought the storm cell was headed

0:32:490:32:54

straight to the mountains. I figured

I should stay up. It headed straight

0:32:540:32:59

for the burn zone and literally

three minutes later, there was a

0:32:590:33:05

rattling and a crash. By three feet

of mud. It is just going to keep

0:33:050:33:16

coming.

The pictures, you described

the scene. He may have had a lucky

0:33:160:33:24

escape by the looks.

Our

neighbourhood, there is a creek that

0:33:240:33:29

goes along that one neighbour who

live there in the 1990s, she had

0:33:290:33:39

sandbags and said it could be a

river coming down the street but

0:33:390:33:42

nobody had seen anything like this.

Something happened. Something

0:33:420:33:47

releasing these big boulders. Our

yard is gone. There is no yard.

0:33:470:33:56

There are trees that I don't know

where they came from. They would

0:33:560:34:01

have taken alcohol wing where we

sleep. The cars that were on the

0:34:010:34:09

street ended up on the freeway which

is the main artery to Los Angeles.

0:34:090:34:16

It's kind of goes down on our

neighbourhood. I don't know how much

0:34:160:34:25

goes down five of all we got. You

will. All of it all. Almost like a

0:34:250:34:54

leader.

-- almost like a wave. It

sounds absolutely terrifying.

Your

0:34:540:35:03

neighbour is OK? The neighbour is

OK. Everyone on our street, we got

0:35:030:35:09

hit really hard and everyone we

know, the firefighters came by. We

0:35:090:35:14

had another friend who was on the

roof with her two boys. From three

0:35:140:35:18

o'clock in the morning and tools

seven o'clock when we were rescued.

0:35:180:35:23

One of the boys bedrooms is gone.

Somehow sees -- somehow he survived

0:35:230:35:30

that and got up onto roof. Everyone

in our neighbourhood was fine.

0:35:300:35:37

Firefighters evacuated us then.

Benjamin, you are clearly shaken as

0:35:370:35:45

well. Thank you very much are

telling us your story. Best of luck

0:35:450:35:49

forgetting everything back. As you

can imagine, lots of pictures and

0:35:490:35:57

coverage. American talk show host

Ellen to generous who has a home in

0:35:570:36:03

Montecito tweeted this picture.

0:36:030:36:07

That is the main road to Los Angeles

from that area. Also one of the

0:36:170:36:21

rescue units has been saying areas

that have been like roadways have

0:36:210:36:28

been unrecognisable due to the large

amount of mud and to breathe. Also,

0:36:280:36:31

Oprah Winfrey owns a home in one of

those areas. She has taken a video

0:36:310:36:37

and put on Instagram. Wading through

the mud on her back garden.

0:36:370:36:44

Helicopters rescuing my neighbours,

looking for missing persons. So far

0:36:440:36:48

we have 13 people have lost their

lives.

0:36:480:36:56

The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

0:36:560:36:58

which emphasises the "emotional

and physical support"

0:36:580:37:00

given to soldiers.

0:37:000:37:01

A series of radio,

television and online adverts

0:37:010:37:03

addresses concerns potential

recruits might have about issues

0:37:030:37:05

such as their sexuality or religion.

0:37:050:37:07

There's been criticism

from some former officers,

0:37:070:37:09

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

0:37:090:37:11

and going soft.

0:37:110:37:19

But the Ministry of Defence says its

campaign has sparked significant

0:37:190:37:24

interest from people wanting to join

up.

0:37:240:37:28

New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be announced

0:37:280:37:31

by the government.

0:37:310:37:32

It's part of a 25-year

plan on the environment.

0:37:320:37:38

Retailers have fewer than 250 staff

are exempt from the 5p levy. All

0:37:380:37:44

retailers in Scotland and Wales are

already required to charge for

0:37:440:37:47

plastic bags.

0:37:470:37:50

Passengers on Thameslink,

Southern and Great Northern services

0:37:500:37:52

have suffered the worst disruption

of any rail franchise according

0:37:520:37:55

to a highly critical report.

0:37:550:37:57

The government's spending watchdog,

the National Audit Office,

0:37:570:37:59

says the country's largest rail

operator has failed to provide

0:37:590:38:02

value for money.

0:38:020:38:02

It says industrial action has been

a major factor for delays

0:38:020:38:05

but the Department for Transport has

also made decisions which "have

0:38:050:38:08

negatively impacted on passengers".

0:38:080:38:12

The government has admitted

the disruption has been unacceptable

0:38:120:38:18

and has called on the RMT union

to end what it calls

0:38:180:38:21

needless strike action.

0:38:210:38:27

Cat was telling is that Bristol City

wanted to finish that Thai but they

0:38:270:38:31

are still in it. Sergio was

celebrating that injury time and

0:38:310:38:36

celebrating might. Imagine what

Bristol City can achieve when they

0:38:360:38:43

get the second leg at Ashton Gate in

front of their home fans.

0:38:430:38:52

Bristol City were less

than two minutes away

0:38:520:38:54

from going into the second leg

of their League Cup Semi-Final

0:38:540:38:57

with Manchester City on level terms.

0:38:570:38:59

The championship side have had

a great cup run and their positive

0:38:590:39:02

approach paid off at the Etihad,

they took the lead thanks

0:39:020:39:05

to a Bobby Reid penalty

just before half time.

0:39:050:39:08

Manchester City had named a strong

side and Kevin De Bruyne,

0:39:080:39:11

captain on the night,

drew them level in the second half.

0:39:110:39:15

But Sergio Aguero is a pretty good

sub to bring on when you need

0:39:150:39:19

a goal and his injury time winner

means Manchester City take a 2-1

0:39:190:39:23

lead into the second

leg at Ashton Gate.

0:39:230:39:29

The Football Association

is to implement a number of changes

0:39:290:39:32

to make the national governing body

truly representative

0:39:320:39:34

of the players it represents.

0:39:340:39:35

It's been a difficult

12 months for the FA.

0:39:350:39:38

The Chelsea Ladies striker Eni Aluko

said she felt victimised

0:39:380:39:41

for reporting racial discrimination

by former England manager Mark

0:39:410:39:43

Sampson.

0:39:430:39:43

The FA has pledged to interview

at least one candidate from black

0:39:430:39:47

and minority ethnic

groups for future roles

0:39:470:39:49

in the England set-up.

0:39:490:39:52

I think the message it sends out is

the FA is for all. What it will say

0:39:520:40:00

is the opportunities to have a

career beyond playing in the FA and

0:40:000:40:05

the wider football workforce is

something that is both desirable and

0:40:050:40:08

something the FA is serious about

promoting.

0:40:080:40:18

The former Newcastle striker

Peter Beardsley will take a "period

0:40:180:40:21

of leave" whilst the club

investigates allegations of racism

0:40:210:40:23

and bullying made against him.

0:40:230:40:25

Beardsley is now the

club's Under-23s coach,

0:40:250:40:27

but multiple complaints have

been lodged against him,

0:40:270:40:29

including one from 22-year

old winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

0:40:290:40:31

Beardsley has released a statement

and says he categorically

0:40:310:40:34

denies the allegations.

0:40:340:40:46

Britain's defending Dakar Rally

champion Sam Sunderland has crashed

0:40:460:40:49

out of this year's race.

0:40:490:40:51

Sunderland started day four

0:40:510:40:52

with the overall lead but hit

a hole, injuring his back

0:40:520:40:55

in a fall.

0:40:550:40:56

He carried on for another five

kilometers but eventually had

0:40:560:40:58

to be airlifted away.

0:40:580:41:00

Sunderland later regained feeling

in his legs but went to Peru's

0:41:000:41:02

capital Lima for tests.

0:41:020:41:04

Finally, the good news keeps coming

for Nottingham Forest's Erik

0:41:040:41:09

Lehigh.

0:41:090:41:10

The defender scored twice

in his side's incredible 4-2 win

0:41:100:41:13

over Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup

third round and afterwards Lichaj

0:41:130:41:15

revealed his wife Kathryn had

promised the family could get a dog

0:41:150:41:19

if he ever scored a hat-trick.

0:41:190:41:20

Well Forest's players and fans put

the pressure on her to let Erik

0:41:200:41:24

have his way after

his weekend heroics.

0:41:240:41:26

And last night the American

revealed it's paid off.

0:41:260:41:28

And the name they chose

for the new puppy

0:41:280:41:31

Gunner.

0:41:310:41:41

More than half of people with

hearing loss haven't told her

0:41:410:41:44

employer because they are stock

Action on Hearing Loss server are

0:41:440:42:01

joined by Barbara Murray, AGP, and

Jennifer Standley, born with hearing

0:42:010:42:06

loss. Genet, let's start with you.

What we are concerned about? We are

0:42:060:42:12

worried about telling other people

about your hearing difficulties?

0:42:120:42:16

Will offer my early career, I kept

my hearing loss hidden. Mainly

0:42:160:42:21

because I hadn't expected my hearing

loss and I didn't want to be

0:42:210:42:25

disabled or view it for my

disability. I want them to see me

0:42:250:42:31

rather than my disability. I was

worried that I would be judged and

0:42:310:42:36

that people would just not really

see me and my potential.

I was

0:42:360:42:43

reading this morning about quite a

few people growing their how long

0:42:430:42:47

did you do that?

I had my hair very

long and a shaved completely the

0:42:470:42:53

charity. That was very empowering

for me. I have glitter and I'm

0:42:530:42:58

decorated. So now, I find it

actually much easy to be open and I

0:42:580:43:04

find I can be the kind of

professional that I want to be put

0:43:040:43:08

across the image that I want now.

That I am open. That and make the

0:43:080:43:12

most of the support and the

technology that is available.

The

0:43:120:43:17

figures are quite shocking. People

with hearing loss don't disclose

0:43:170:43:25

their condition. Life would be a lot

easier maybe if they would do that,

0:43:250:43:28

would it?

The statistics are

frightening because there are 10

0:43:280:43:38

million adults and 45,000 children

with hearing loss and it takes about

0:43:380:43:42

ten years before somebody owns up to

feeling that they are having a

0:43:420:43:47

problem with their hearing. The

group that has affected the most are

0:43:470:43:50

the elderly. They would benefit

probably most but they feel

0:43:500:43:54

stigmatised. They feel judged. It's

of ageing. And also, get confused.

0:43:540:44:05

He was in dementia. They get

diagnosed in me. They've got twice

0:44:050:44:09

the incidence of risk of dementia

our death. I think if we could

0:44:090:44:16

encourage people to have an early

diagnosis and get the treatment

0:44:160:44:20

sooner, as we were saying about

having a device, people are socially

0:44:200:44:27

isolated if they are deaf. It

affects so many aspects of their

0:44:270:44:30

life. That would enhance them in

their education, in their health, in

0:44:300:44:34

so many ways.

Jennifer, how did you

find telling other people about it?

0:44:340:44:40

Did that put you off sometimes? I'm

sure people watching this would

0:44:400:44:44

think, if I told my colleagues or

people I work with, it might affect

0:44:440:44:49

that relationship.

With previous

employers, I have had a less than

0:44:490:44:55

good experience. Managers not being

understanding. People not knowing

0:44:550:45:02

how to support me. On the surface, I

appeared to be doing quite well,

0:45:020:45:08

that I was OK. I found a telling

colleagues in being open and

0:45:080:45:12

upfront, it really worked very well

for me. Were I work now, my

0:45:120:45:17

colleagues are really good. People

will adapt quite happily. If they

0:45:170:45:23

are doing something that is not

helpful, maybe because they don't

0:45:230:45:27

realise. I've actually found now, I

can progress in my career. Being

0:45:270:45:33

open about the hearing loss means

that right at the beginning, I have

0:45:330:45:37

hearing loss. We can put that to the

side in what I can do, my actual

0:45:370:45:42

skills. What I can do in my job.

It's taken me till I was in my 30s

0:45:420:45:47

to get there. I understand the

people, there is a journey towards

0:45:470:45:52

accepting your hearing loss are

fully can actually move on and start

0:45:520:45:55

making a positive contribution.

I

have never seen hearing AIDS like

0:45:550:46:01

that but they are absolutely

fantastic. Thank you for joining us.

0:46:010:46:08

Good morning. This morning we have a

band of rain moving from the west

0:46:110:46:15

towards the east of the United

Kingdom. As that clears most of the

0:46:150:46:19

east but not all, it will brighten

up behind us, and we will see lots

0:46:190:46:23

of lovely sunshine. But we also have

fog across Northern Ireland. That

0:46:230:46:26

will be slow to lift. There will be

fog patches across South Wales in

0:46:260:46:31

south-west England. The rain will

clear off into the North Sea but

0:46:310:46:35

will tend to linger across parts of

East Anglia up towards Yorkshire and

0:46:350:46:38

certainly across north-east

Scotland. Temperature wise, we are

0:46:380:46:41

looking at a range of 6- 10 Celsius.

As we head through the evening and

0:46:410:46:46

the overnight period you can see we

still have some of that rain around

0:46:460:46:50

but with damp surfaces we will see

further fog forming. Across Northern

0:46:500:46:54

Ireland, Wales, parts of Wales and

into the Midlands and central and

0:46:540:46:57

southern England, and into southern

counties. That will be slow to clear

0:46:570:47:01

and there will also be frustrated

first thing. Some of that fog will

0:47:010:47:04

not lift at all during the day. Some

of it will lift into low cloud.

0:47:040:47:08

Where it does lift we will see

sunshine, especially in the north

0:47:080:47:12

and the west. If you are stuck in an

area that hangs onto the fog,

0:47:120:47:16

temperatures will barely be above

freezing. If not we are looking at

0:47:160:47:19

6- eight Celsius. Thank you, Carol.

0:47:190:47:24

We are having one of those days

today. I was ignoring Dan.

At least

0:47:270:47:31

you won't coughing. -- were not.

0:47:310:47:36

The boom in posh

burgers could be over.

0:47:360:47:38

Byron - one of the best known

High Street brands -

0:47:380:47:41

is in trouble.

0:47:410:47:42

Steph is looking at why

and what it means.

0:47:420:47:44

They are in trouble, basically. It

is an interesting story because it

0:47:440:47:47

is not just Byron facing this.

0:47:470:47:49

There's been a real explosion

in trendy fast food joints over

0:47:490:47:52

the last decade, from upmarket

burgers and posh pizzas,

0:47:520:47:54

to Indian and Mexican street food.

0:47:540:47:56

It's fair to say we're

spoilt for choice.

0:47:560:47:58

And that's part of the problem

for businesses like Byron.

0:47:580:48:01

The burger company with more than 70

restaurants around the country.

0:48:010:48:04

Is struggling and is

looking for a rescue plan.

0:48:040:48:08

With me now is Matt Dunham who runs

his own insolvency business.

0:48:080:48:11

Good morning.

Good morning.

Can you

explain what is happening with

0:48:110:48:17

Byron, what stage it is that?

At the

moment they are proposing what is

0:48:170:48:21

called a voluntary arrangement with

creditors. They are saying to their

0:48:210:48:24

creditors, all certain creditors, we

cannot pay you in full and what we

0:48:240:48:28

need is a formal arrangement to say

that we can pay you, but over a

0:48:280:48:32

period, or whatever the specific

details might be.

So they are

0:48:320:48:35

looking like things like rent

production? A bit more time to pay

0:48:350:48:40

their debts?

Basically, yes. It

might be that they say to some of

0:48:400:48:45

the shareholders, actually, we

cannot pay you in full is able you

0:48:450:48:48

take debt instead?

How likely are

they to get that? These arrangements

0:48:480:48:51

with their creditors.

Well, they

have the get 75% of the creditors

0:48:510:48:58

caught up in it to agree to it. I

don't know the details and I don't

0:48:580:49:02

know the outcome of that. But it

happens on a regular basis. It has

0:49:020:49:06

happened across retail in the past

and certainly across restaurants.

0:49:060:49:09

There have been issues across all of

them with a whole range of different

0:49:090:49:12

issues like costs going up. And the

fashion within the sector, people go

0:49:120:49:16

to different restaurants at

different times because it is

0:49:160:49:18

fashionable at the moment.

So it

isn't unique to Byron, the problems

0:49:180:49:23

they are having right now?

I doubt

it. They will be issues across the

0:49:230:49:27

sector. Winds such as rising costs,

food costs going up as the Stirling

0:49:270:49:33

devalues, but also things like

living wage costs going up, if our

0:49:330:49:37

paying their staff living wage. --

sterling. And also, the result of

0:49:370:49:44

competition in the market, with new

entrants arriving all the time and

0:49:440:49:48

new burger chains coming in, new

places to go and eat.

That is what

0:49:480:49:51

is quite interesting about this.

Anybody can see themselves how many

0:49:510:49:56

trendy restaurants there are now,

doing lots of things that were

0:49:560:49:59

classed as cheap food in a much

posher way now. That seems to be the

0:49:590:50:05

problem, that there are so many and

we are so spoilt for choice.

It is

0:50:050:50:09

across a whole range of sectors. I

remember looking at the number of

0:50:090:50:13

coffee shops in the centre of

Manchester and thinking, I cannot

0:50:130:50:16

leave two or three coffee shops is

all they used to be. There are now

0:50:160:50:20

dozens of them and they are all

busy. It is down to fashions and

0:50:200:50:24

trends. These will have been

affected by things like new entrants

0:50:240:50:28

to the market, like the delivery

people coming in. Who would have

0:50:280:50:31

thought a few years ago to have

casual dining in your own home

0:50:310:50:35

delivered piping hot?

Who do you

think will survive? What is the key

0:50:350:50:39

to making sure you get through this?

That is the million dollar question.

0:50:390:50:43

The main thing is for each

organisation, management, the

0:50:430:50:46

quality of management. If businesses

are starting to struggle and finding

0:50:460:50:50

things tough, take advice early on.

What we do with our trade body is

0:50:500:50:56

work with companies and

organisations to try to keep them

0:50:560:50:58

going. The earlier you take the

advice the more chance you have of

0:50:580:51:02

being successful.

Thank you. We will

have the Sainsbury's results just

0:51:020:51:06

after seven o'clock as well, the

latest retailer to tell us what has

0:51:060:51:10

happened over Christmas.

It is

results season, isn't it?

0:51:100:51:13

From Sir Paul McCartney

to Ed Sheeran, some of the world's

0:51:130:51:16

biggest artists have cut their teeth

gigging in small clubs

0:51:160:51:18

around the country.

0:51:180:51:25

But, according to campaign group UK

Music, this tradition

0:51:250:51:27

could be under threat.

0:51:270:51:29

They say more than a third

of grassroot venues have closed

0:51:290:51:32

in the past decade and are calling

for legislation so developers

0:51:320:51:35

will be forced to take into account

noise from existing clubs and pubs

0:51:350:51:38

before they build

residential housing.

0:51:380:51:39

In a minute we'll speak

to music writer John Robb,

0:51:390:51:42

but first we asked these music

lovers whether small spaces

0:51:420:51:45

were still an essential

part of the scene.

0:51:450:51:57

Small venues, I prefer. I will be

completely honest. I prefer them is

0:51:570:52:01

bigger venues, you are more into it

and it is more personal. In the

0:52:010:52:05

people who have come to see this

particular band are dedicated to

0:52:050:52:08

seeing them.

It is quite a small

thing, you all connected together.

0:52:080:52:12

In something like the arena it is so

big and you don't have the space to

0:52:120:52:16

connect.

I feel like there is a

sense of community at gigs and the

0:52:160:52:20

bigger it gets, the more vast and

anonymous it is.

Young kids going to

0:52:200:52:24

these gigs are not going to be able

to afford £50 for the larger venues,

0:52:240:52:28

they need these venues.

These are

the venues that help them break out

0:52:280:52:31

into play in, like, the bigger

places I could poll arena.

I think

0:52:310:52:36

it is important for artists to do

live music, just because they get to

0:52:360:52:40

meet people in person rather than

listening to them online or

0:52:400:52:43

whatever. It is good to see somebody

in person rather than hearing them

0:52:430:52:46

live.

0:52:460:52:48

Music writer and patron

of the Music Venue Trust John Robb

0:52:480:52:51

joins us now.

0:52:510:52:53

Are you concerned about venues

having to be closed down?

I think it

0:52:530:52:58

is a really important cultural part

of our fabric, especially in the UK,

0:52:580:53:01

which is world famous. It is one of

the things, you go to any country in

0:53:010:53:08

the world, I travel lots, it is what

people talk about. Even on that

0:53:080:53:13

level, financial business levels,

even apart from that, it is the

0:53:130:53:17

feelgood factor in this country.

And

also, many times, you would have

0:53:170:53:21

done this, so many times during your

career. You go to a small venue, you

0:53:210:53:25

hear a band, and you think, they are

quite good. A few years down the

0:53:250:53:29

line you see them playing to a much

bigger audience because that is so

0:53:290:53:33

ingrained in how the music industry

works, isn't it?

It is where people

0:53:330:53:37

learn how to be bands. People do not

just talk about guitar bands, all

0:53:370:53:44

styles of music, all types of social

interaction. Loads of basic things.

0:53:440:53:49

The ban is headlining Glastonbury in

ten years time, it is one of the

0:53:490:53:53

world's must famous festivals,

tonight they are probably going to

0:53:530:53:57

play their local gig in some little

town in the UK. It is an important

0:53:570:54:01

patchwork of venues that create

these bans. They create the space

0:54:010:54:04

for these bans to exist in. It is

not just the ones to become

0:54:040:54:10

world-famous, it is the ones in the

middle level as well. There are more

0:54:100:54:14

bands than ever to play somewhere.

It is this question about what towns

0:54:140:54:18

and city centres are for. Now not

just for flats. It is about four why

0:54:180:54:22

people are living there for

different reasons. Nobody is against

0:54:220:54:25

flats being there, but we need to

find a way to coexist and make it

0:54:250:54:29

work. This legislation will make

that happen.

We have lots of big

0:54:290:54:33

names backing it, Sir Paul

McCartney, Brian Eno, Nick Mason,

0:54:330:54:38

all calling for a change in the law

to protect the venues. Have you seen

0:54:380:54:42

venues having to be closed down?

Yeah, there has been a raft of them

0:54:420:54:46

across the UK. At the moment there

are about three venues in Bristol

0:54:460:54:49

with a lot of problems with the

developers and it is an ongoing

0:54:490:54:53

fight. Hopefully these venues will

come through in the end.

What

0:54:530:54:56

happens sometimes is, there is a

venue, and perhaps buildings,

0:54:560:54:59

rounded, and then perhaps that is

where the issue starts.

Yes, it

0:54:590:55:02

becomes isolated. That was the issue

prolonged time. It was just a venue

0:55:020:55:06

on its own fighting developers. The

great thing about the trust is that

0:55:060:55:10

it joins all these venues together

across the country. They all know

0:55:100:55:13

what the problem side how to fight

them. And how they have a right to

0:55:130:55:17

be there as well. I think a lot of

people felt bad about it, guilty

0:55:170:55:21

about being a venue. But they are

part and parcel of the fabric of the

0:55:210:55:25

British way of life.

I suppose you

could make the argument, couldn't

0:55:250:55:29

you, that much more music is now

about what you do online, posting

0:55:290:55:32

clips and things like that, and in

some ways the industry has moved on.

0:55:320:55:36

Has that argument being made to you?

It is part and parcel but it is not

0:55:360:55:40

the whole thing. If you think the

only way of making music is sitting

0:55:400:55:44

around in your posh city centre

flat, making music and putting it

0:55:440:55:48

online...

With respect, you don't

have to be posh.

Well, we always

0:55:480:55:51

called posh flats. Because who else

can afford them? Certainly not

0:55:510:55:54

anybody that I know in the music

industry. So if you think they are

0:55:540:55:58

sitting on the couch and that is the

only way you can make music, or be

0:55:580:56:02

creative, it is not... You know, you

have to interact with other people.

0:56:020:56:06

As human beings. In a flashy kind of

way, not just in a digital kind of

0:56:060:56:11

way. Nobody is against the internet,

that is part and parcel of it. It

0:56:110:56:15

has been an important part of this

campaign and it is important and how

0:56:150:56:19

these venues run and get their

information out. But it is not the

0:56:190:56:22

only way of creating and it is not

the only media that is left. TV is

0:56:220:56:27

not the only media, you still need

room for people to plug in and play

0:56:270:56:31

with other people.

Thank you to

coming in and talking to this, I

0:56:310:56:36

know you aren't feeling well either.

We will be talking about this more

0:56:360:56:40

later. Let us know, if you have a

favourite venue that you

0:56:400:56:44

particularly love, let us know and

we'll talk about those later on as

0:56:441:00:05

with another date in half an hour.

Until then, there is more on the

1:00:051:00:08

website. word with the

1:00:081:00:10

Hello - this is Breakfast,

with Louise Minchin and Dan Walker.

1:00:131:00:16

Huge mudslides and flooding

hit California -

1:00:161:00:18

13 people have died.

1:00:181:00:21

Police say parts of the State

resemble a world war

1:00:211:00:23

one battlefield and the death toll

is expected to go higher.

1:00:231:00:28

Trees were just coming down.

1:00:281:00:30

We ran through the house.

1:00:301:00:33

Then the boulders just

busted through our house.

1:00:331:00:35

Then the boulders just

busted through our house.

1:00:351:00:55

Good morning - it's

Wednesday 10 January.

1:00:551:00:57

Also this morning -

a new army recruitment campaign

1:00:571:00:59

is criticised as too

politcally correct.

1:00:591:01:01

I was really worried

about whether I would be accepted

1:01:011:01:07

but in days, I was more

than confident about how I was.

1:01:071:01:10

The efforts are meant to reassure

people worried about their sexuality

1:01:101:01:13

or gender or religion.

1:01:131:01:16

The five pence charge on plastic

bags could be extended to small

1:01:161:01:19

shops and businesses in England

which are currently exempt.

1:01:191:01:29

Sainsbury's, the latest retailer

with Christmas results out.

It has

1:01:291:01:33

lost a bit of market share to its

rivals. I will be speaking to the

1:01:331:01:37

boss.

1:01:371:01:37

In sport, it's not out

of sight for Bristol City.

1:01:371:01:40

Manchester City needed

added time to beat them -

1:01:401:01:42

with the second leg of the league

cup semi-finals yet to come.

1:01:421:01:46

And he was once predicted to be

the next Lewis Hamilton

1:01:461:01:49

until he lost both legs

in a racing accident -

1:01:491:01:51

but now Billy Monger's

back behind the wheel.

1:01:511:01:54

And Carol has the weather for us.

1:01:541:01:56

Good morning.

1:01:561:02:02

A band of rain moving from the West

to the east of the UK. Some

1:02:021:02:06

sunshine. When the fog lifts from

Northern Ireland, parts of south

1:02:061:02:11

Wales and south-west England. More

details later on.

1:02:111:02:15

Good morning, first our main story.

1:02:151:02:17

At least 12 people have died

in mudslides and floods in southern

1:02:171:02:20

California.

1:02:201:02:20

-- 13.

1:02:201:02:21

Witnesses have described

watching huge boulders

1:02:211:02:23

bouncing down hillsides.

1:02:231:02:23

Our North America Correspondent,

James Cook reports from Los Angeles.

1:02:231:02:28

The rains came suddenly,

just before dawn.

1:02:281:02:38

Torrential and terrifying.

1:02:381:02:43

They coursed over the slick,

scorched earth, gathering speed

1:02:431:02:45

until mud was roaring down

to the sea like an express train.

1:02:451:02:49

The deluge smashed into the very

homes which had just survived

1:02:491:02:54

California's biggest

recorded wildfire.

1:02:541:02:56

The result: utter devastation.

1:02:561:02:57

We had a very difficult time

assessing the area and responding

1:02:571:03:00

to many of those areas

to assist those people.

1:03:001:03:02

The only words I can really think

of to describe what it looked like,

1:03:021:03:06

was it looked like a

World War I battlefield.

1:03:061:03:08

The communities hardest hit

were Montecito and Carpentaria,

1:03:081:03:11

on the Pacific coast

north of Los Angeles.

1:03:111:03:13

These are some of the most exclusive

neighbourhoods in the United States.

1:03:131:03:16

Home to stars like Oprah Winfrey

and the actor Rob Lowe.

1:03:161:03:23

But no amount of money

could stop this torrent.

1:03:231:03:26

The mud roared down here

with terrifying speed,

1:03:261:03:28

sweeping everything in its path.

1:03:281:03:29

The firefighters won't let us go

up there any further,

1:03:291:03:33

they say the situation

could change in the blink

1:03:331:03:40

of an eye and as you can see,

this is how dangerous it is.

1:03:401:03:44

Rescue workers are still scouring

scores of damaged and demolished

1:03:441:03:47

homes, searching for survivors.

1:03:471:03:48

Police say the number of dead

here is certain to rise.

1:03:481:03:51

James Cook, BBC News

in southern California.

1:03:511:04:05

The American talk-show host Ellen

DeGeneres sent this. That is 101

1:04:051:04:13

freeway in her neighbourhood.

Oprah

Winfrey also lives a few miles away

1:04:131:04:20

in Santa Barbara. This is a video

that she has posted. Mud soaked

1:04:201:04:26

backyard. This is a video.

Helicopters making rescues in the

1:04:261:04:32

area. See how deep the mud is. 13

lives lost. And the model Gigi

1:04:321:04:52

Hadid. This is the same picture we

saw from Ellen. Please keep their

1:04:521:05:01

families and Santa Barbara in your

fulsome predators.

1:05:011:05:07

The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

1:05:071:05:10

which emphasises the "emotional

and physical support"

1:05:101:05:14

given to soldiers.

1:05:141:05:16

A series of radio,

television and online adverts

1:05:161:05:18

addresses concerns potential

recruits might have about issues

1:05:181:05:20

such as their sexuality or religion.

1:05:201:05:22

There's been criticism

from some former officers,

1:05:221:05:23

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

1:05:231:05:26

and going soft.

1:05:261:05:27

Andy Moore reports.

1:05:271:05:31

The new ads pose

a series of questions.

1:05:311:05:35

Growing up, I had my

heart set on the army.

1:05:351:05:38

Another reassures

would-be recruits that

1:05:381:05:39

religious faith will be respected.

1:05:391:05:40

The army embraces that you come

from a different faith.

1:05:401:05:43

Even on exercise, there is always

a quiet moment to go into a cabin

1:05:431:05:47

and just sort of find a little

corner and do your prayers there.

1:05:471:05:52

Recruiting for the army

is a constant battle.

1:05:521:05:55

Every year, for seven years now,

more soldiers have left the army

1:05:551:05:58

than signed up.

1:05:581:06:03

There is a lot of internal debate

about how best it should be done.

1:06:031:06:07

I love the idea of the army...

1:06:071:06:18

The army says its belonging

campaign has already

1:06:181:06:20

sparked a significant surge

in interest, but others say

1:06:201:06:23

that this new series of ads panders

to to political correctness

1:06:231:06:26

and the so-called

"snowflake generation".

1:06:261:06:30

Last month, the new Defence

Secretary, Gavin Williamson,

1:06:301:06:32

halted plans to ditch

the army's Be the Best

1:06:321:06:34

slogan which has been

used for decades.

1:06:341:06:36

An internal report

stated it was datist,

1:06:361:06:38

elitist and noninclusive.

1:06:381:06:39

This new campaign does include

the slogan, but it is not

1:06:391:06:46

given the prominence it once had.

1:06:461:06:48

Andy Moore, BBC News.

1:06:481:06:52

New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be announced

1:06:521:06:55

by the government.

1:06:551:06:56

It's part of a 25-year

plan on the environment.

1:06:561:06:59

We're joined from Westminster

by our political correspondent

1:06:591:07:01

Ben Wright.

1:07:011:07:02

Ben, what can we expect?

1:07:021:07:04

The Prime Minister will be making

a speech about this tomorrow,

1:07:061:07:17

along with Michael Gove.

1:07:171:07:26

They are going to be tackling

disposable pig waste. They will be

1:07:261:07:33

extending the 5p charge which has

existed. This is about extending it

1:07:331:07:38

in England. The moment, if you shop

on a bigger store, one that employs

1:07:381:07:44

more than 250 people, you will be

charged 5p for a use back. The use

1:07:441:07:49

of these bags is absolutely

plummeted since while raising cash

1:07:491:07:53

to charities at the same time. A

small government intervention which

1:07:531:07:57

has made a massive difference in the

government are going to be

1:07:571:08:01

consulting on extending that tall

shops. Corner stores convenience

1:08:011:08:04

shops in the much smaller shops on

high streets. It's highly likely

1:08:041:08:10

this will be extended because as I

said, it is made a massive

1:08:101:08:14

difference. There are currently some

exemptions. If you go to a pet shop

1:08:141:08:18

and buy goldfish, a plastic bag is

free. A match she might feel to

1:08:181:08:23

still get your goldfish after this

has been extended.

1:08:231:08:29

Thousands of tourists have been left

stranded after heavy snow

1:08:291:08:33

in the Alps cut off towns

and villages across Switzerland,

1:08:331:08:35

France and Italy.

1:08:351:08:36

Visitors are being

airlifted out of Zermatt,

1:08:361:08:38

one of Switzerland's most

popular ski resorts,

1:08:381:08:40

where around 13,000

people are stuck.

1:08:401:08:44

A British skier, John Bromell,

from Lincolnshire is still missing

1:08:441:08:52

in France after bad weather

hampered rescue efforts.

1:08:521:08:58

Mr Bromell's friends say he's a very

experienced skier and hope he's

1:08:581:09:02

managed to take shelter.

1:09:021:09:03

Passengers on Thameslink,

Southern and Great Northern services

1:09:031:09:05

have suffered the worst disruption

of any rail franchise according

1:09:051:09:08

to a highly critical report.

1:09:081:09:09

The government's spending watchdog,

the National Audit Office,

1:09:091:09:11

says the country's largest rail

operator has failed to provide

1:09:111:09:14

value for money.

1:09:141:09:16

It says industrial action has been

a major factor for delays

1:09:161:09:19

but the Department for Transport has

also made decisions which "have

1:09:191:09:22

negatively impacted on passengers".

1:09:221:09:24

The government has admitted

the disruption has been unacceptable

1:09:241:09:26

and has called on the RMT union

to end what it calls

1:09:261:09:29

needless strike action.

1:09:291:09:31

A 16-year-old boy will appear

in court today with the murder

1:09:311:09:34

of a shop assistant in north London.

1:09:341:09:35

Vijay Patel was attacked in a row

over the sale of cigarette

1:09:351:09:39

papers outside his shop

in Mill Hill on Saturday night.

1:09:391:09:42

He later died in hospital.

1:09:421:09:50

The search for Malaysia Airlines

flight MH370 will resume today,

1:09:501:09:53

nearly a year after efforts

to locate the plane

1:09:531:09:55

were officially suspended.

1:09:551:09:56

The search for the aircraft,

which went missing with 239 people

1:09:561:09:59

on board in March 2014,

was the largest in aviation history.

1:09:591:10:02

It will now be resumed

by a an American company

1:10:021:10:05

using unmanned submarines.

1:10:051:10:28

We saw sneak preview of this. Snow

in the Sahara desert. It is very

1:10:281:10:33

rare. These are the first pictures

we've got. Rarely enough water for

1:10:331:10:38

any kind of presentation. The first

time in 40 years they have seen

1:10:381:10:42

snowball. It didn't last very long.

It's all melted, soon after these

1:10:421:10:47

pictures were taken. It is 7:10

a.m..

1:10:471:11:01

The British Army's slogan of "be

the best" has traditionally seemed

1:11:011:11:04

to emphasise the physical toughness

of its recruits but now

1:11:041:11:07

a new advertising campaign is trying

to highlight "the emotional

1:11:071:11:09

and physical support"

given to soldiers.

1:11:091:11:11

It's sparked criticism

from some former officers,

1:11:111:11:13

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

1:11:131:11:15

and going soft.

1:11:151:11:16

In a moment, we'll speak

to Colonel Richard Kemp,

1:11:161:11:19

the former commander of UK

troops in Afghanistan.

1:11:191:11:21

But first, let's take a look

at one of the adverts.

1:11:211:11:22

Growing up, I really had my heart

set on joining the army. My brother

1:11:281:11:35

was in Afghanistan. Hearing his

experiences, that's when I knew I

1:11:351:11:38

wanted to join as a medic. I was

really worried about whether I would

1:11:381:11:44

be accepted but within days, I was

more than confident about being who

1:11:441:11:50

I was. I'm not afraid to talk about

having a boyfriend. I thought I'd

1:11:501:11:55

have to hide it. But once you've

done it, you think why they make

1:11:551:12:01

such a big thing of it for so long?

1:12:011:12:13

Colonel Richard Kemp, what you think

the advertisements?

The problem with

1:12:131:12:19

them, I don't subscribe to the view

that the British Army is going soft.

1:12:191:12:23

It's still the finest on in the

world. I would still encourage an

1:12:231:12:28

urge everybody who's interested to

join the army which is what it is

1:12:281:12:32

trying to do, unfortunately, I think

it is on the wrong lines, that is my

1:12:321:12:37

view, which is what it clearly is

doing is appealing, try to appeal to

1:12:371:12:42

a series of minorities who may or

may not be interested in joining the

1:12:421:12:47

forces. By doing that, it's almost

neglecting the main group of people

1:12:471:12:54

who are interested in joining in the

main group aren't worried so much

1:12:541:12:57

about whether they are going to be

listened to all those emotional

1:12:571:13:01

issues, what they are more worried

about is how they are going to face

1:13:011:13:05

combat and not only that, they will

be attracted by images of combat

1:13:051:13:10

because that is why people join the

Armed Forces. In a way, by doing

1:13:101:13:15

this, they are missing out on the

vast majority of people who want to

1:13:151:13:19

join. It will not in my opinion

solve the recruiting crisis the army

1:13:191:13:23

faces.

They have said they are

seeing an increase because of this

1:13:231:13:29

kind of thing.

I don't know about

that. We hear all sorts of things

1:13:291:13:35

like that. We will see when the

figures come out. I think what the

1:13:351:13:39

army needs to do in order to deal

with this recruiting problem is not

1:13:391:13:43

specifically appeal to minorities.

The more people from all parts of

1:13:431:13:47

society join the better but it's

even more important than that to

1:13:471:13:51

fill the army up with people who

want to fight and want to be

1:13:511:13:55

soldiers. This, I don't think we

will do that. What they should be

1:13:551:13:59

addressing problems like the really

horrific recruiting organisations

1:13:591:14:02

which exist which has been

contracted out and is almost

1:14:021:14:05

impenetrable. I get involved myself

by people saying they want to join

1:14:051:14:10

and they can't get through the

system, how do they do it? It's not

1:14:101:14:14

because of their shortcomings or

concerns, it's because of the

1:14:141:14:17

horrific bureaucracy that needs to

be addressed. They should be looking

1:14:171:14:22

and I know they are, they should be

looking at retention. Retaining

1:14:221:14:25

soldiers is important as well. If

you are selling soldiers out to

1:14:251:14:30

legal enquiries and witch-hunts

which we are very much seeing as

1:14:301:14:35

doing in the last few years, that

deters not only people but deters

1:14:351:14:39

people who wanted to stay in.

Similarly -- similarly undermining

1:14:391:14:44

conditions and services, their pay

and allowances. Those are issues

1:14:441:14:49

that do need to be addressed.

I want

to go back to what you said about

1:14:491:14:54

people being attracted to those

images. Could be both the case,

1:14:541:14:57

couldn't it? People being targeted

are also attracted by those images?

1:14:571:15:03

Will it increase recruits?

I think

it will marginally increase, in my

1:15:031:15:10

opinion, but this also reflects, I

think, the fact that the army, like

1:15:101:15:16

the rest of government, is being

forced down a path of political

1:15:161:15:20

correctness. What is most important

is the army recruits and is full of

1:15:201:15:24

soldiers. It is of secondary

importance that they reflect the

1:15:241:15:28

composition of society. People

always say, particularly people

1:15:281:15:33

serving, and civil servants, the

army must reflect the composition of

1:15:331:15:37

society. But is not essential to

combat effectiveness. Ideally it

1:15:371:15:41

would do but it's more important we

recruit a full army, and I think,

1:15:411:15:47

you got limited in our time and

Budget to put adverts out

1:15:471:15:50

accommodation is the one area, I

believe, that attracts most people

1:15:501:15:56

which is military combat. You always

find when there is a war going on,

1:15:561:16:01

those are the major motivators of

people who want to join the army.

1:16:011:16:05

Rarely has real recruiting problems

when there is high-profile combat

1:16:051:16:08

going on. Now there isn't and we do

need to show people, all those

1:16:081:16:12

people and there is no shortage of

people who are wanting to join the

1:16:121:16:16

army, not the number of recruits, it

is the inability and long-term

1:16:161:16:19

inability, it was happening when I

was serving, long-term inability to

1:16:191:16:23

recruit the right number of people

that are required.

1:16:231:16:32

A very interesting debate. Let us

know what you think. Let's look at

1:16:321:16:39

the papers. Meghan Markle is

everywhere, after visiting a radio

1:16:391:16:44

station in Brixton yesterday with

her husband to be, Prince Harry. The

1:16:441:16:49

main story on The Daily Express his

pension crisis the millions. Many

1:16:491:16:53

retirees struggling to live on just

£7,000 a year.

The front page of the

1:16:531:16:57

mail, they are talking about

Meghan-mania as well. And this is

1:16:571:17:04

how they are writing about the

reshuffle, this is the language they

1:17:041:17:07

used. "Massacre Of the middle-aged

men". Theresa May promoted a string

1:17:071:17:13

of female and ethnic minority MPs

yesterday to make her government

1:17:131:17:16

look more like the country it

serves.

A quick look at the

1:17:161:17:20

Telegraph, you haven't done that

one, have you? The front page again.

1:17:201:17:23

Meghan Markle. And fears about

Angela Merkel and Brexit deal.

1:17:231:17:28

Angela Merkel, the German

Chancellor, is supposedly against a

1:17:281:17:32

plan for managed either urgent from

the EU.

The front page of the Mirror

1:17:321:17:36

again. Meghan-mania. Lady Lucan, the

final tragedy. She killed herself

1:17:361:17:44

after wrongly self diagnosing

Parkinson's disease. This is a

1:17:441:17:48

result of an inquest yesterday. You

know the Meghan Markle thing, it has

1:17:481:17:52

been everywhere, they were saying

that the top she was sold out

1:17:521:17:56

instantly and it was a Marks &

Spencer top, but the other Marks &

1:17:561:17:59

Spencer thing to mention, how much

would you spend on one slice of

1:17:591:18:04

cauliflower which is marketed as

cauliflower steak? What would be a

1:18:041:18:08

decent price?

35p.

Well, you can get

a cauliflower to about 65p.

So one

1:18:081:18:15

slice but you are probably of a

pain.

Well, there is a £2 50 -- to

1:18:151:18:23

found -- £2.50 slice of cauliflower

steak.

You mentioned plastic. We are

1:18:231:18:29

talking about that, the Prime

Minister is talking about it. And we

1:18:291:18:36

talked about Storm Elena over the

weekend, here are some of the

1:18:361:18:39

attacks. All this plastic washed up

on a beach in Bude, Cornwall. It is

1:18:391:18:44

after Storm Elena wrought chaos to

much of the country. And you can see

1:18:441:18:49

the impact on some of our beaches

from that storm.

Speaking of Storm

1:18:491:18:54

Elena, let's find out what is

happening on this Wednesday morning

1:18:541:18:57

with the weather.

Good morning. We have a band of rain

1:18:571:19:01

extending from northern Scotland

through the central parts of the UK

1:19:011:19:04

down towards the south-east and as

that clears away it will be brighter

1:19:041:19:07

for most. You can see the journey at

has taken through the course of the

1:19:071:19:12

night, moving from the west towards

the east. A fairly narrow band, most

1:19:121:19:15

of its light, but some of it has

been and will be heavy. The other

1:19:151:19:19

thing to watch out for this morning

as fog. Here is our rain at eight

1:19:191:19:23

o'clock across the country. Moving

across eastern parts of Scotland.

1:19:231:19:29

Behind it, it will start to brighten

up slowly. The same across northern

1:19:291:19:34

England, extending through the

Midlands, through East Anglia,

1:19:341:19:36

heading towards the south-east with

this band of rain continuing to edge

1:19:361:19:40

steadily over to the east. It will

clear the east coast of England much

1:19:401:19:44

later in the day. Behind it we are

looking at brighter skies coming

1:19:441:19:47

through. Currently there is patchy

fog across parts of south-west

1:19:471:19:51

England and South Wales. This will

lift quite readily and although

1:19:511:19:55

there is a legacy of cloud at the

moment, but that will start to break

1:19:551:19:59

up and we will see sunshine. Patchy

fog in Northern Ireland. That will

1:19:591:20:03

be quite dense and slower to lift.

If you are stuck under that fog the

1:20:031:20:07

temperature will be considered

really lower, not just now that is

1:20:071:20:10

the go through the day. Speaking of

such things, there goes the rain.

1:20:101:20:14

That will hang around Norfolk and

Suffolk and Lincolnshire, up towards

1:20:141:20:17

Yorkshire through the day, certainly

around north-east Scotland and the

1:20:171:20:20

Northern Isles. You can see how

nicely brightens up, with

1:20:201:20:23

temperatures up to nine or 10

degrees in the south, and fives or

1:20:231:20:27

sixs in the north. In the sunshine

it will still feel pleasant. Through

1:20:271:20:32

the evening and overnight will see

that rain going back in at times

1:20:321:20:36

across eastern parts of England. We

will also see the fog reforming

1:20:361:20:39

across Northern Ireland through

parts of Wales, the Midlands, down

1:20:391:20:42

into southern counties. So through

this coming at the fog will be more

1:20:421:20:46

widespread than the night that has

just gone. -- coming night. There

1:20:461:20:51

will be patchy frost as well, so

bear that in mind if you are going

1:20:511:20:55

through the night or the first thing

tomorrow morning. That extends into

1:20:551:20:58

the rest of the week as well. As we

go into Thursday the fog will be

1:20:581:21:02

slow to lift so there will be lots

of cloud around. Some of that will

1:21:021:21:06

lift into low cloud and some of it

might not clear at all. Where does

1:21:061:21:10

clear, it will be in the north or

the west, and we soon -- we should

1:21:101:21:15

see some sunshine. A pleasant but

cool day, temperatures down

1:21:151:21:17

slightly. Like today, if you are

underneath an area hanging onto that

1:21:171:21:21

fog, temperatures will barely break

freezing. Friday, patchy fog, then a

1:21:211:21:25

lot of dry weather and one or two

showers around. 5-9 degrees in the

1:21:251:21:32

showers. This nexus and is waiting

in the winds and will bring in wet

1:21:321:21:35

and windy weather. A weather front

moving from the west towards the

1:21:351:21:39

east, the timing on it could well

change. It may well be slower than

1:21:391:21:43

these charts are actually showing.

If you are doing something outdoors,

1:21:431:21:47

keep in touch with the weather

forecast. These are the east you

1:21:471:21:51

are, the drier it is likely to be.

1:21:511:21:55

It is results season faults of the

retailers. Steph has got Sainsbury

1:22:001:22:04

is results this morning. --

Sainsbury is.

We found out that

1:22:041:22:09

there are results for the crucial

Christmas period, the 15 weeks to

1:22:091:22:13

the end of Christmas up to the sixth

of January, they were up 1%. That

1:22:131:22:17

doesn't sound like much but when you

break it down it is interesting.

1:22:171:22:20

This is for the whole business. What

you need to remember about

1:22:201:22:24

Sainsbury's is that they also own

Argos. And there are 15 that also

1:22:241:22:29

have Habitat shops. So break it down

to general merchandise, clothing and

1:22:291:22:35

groceries, general merchandise,

sales are down 1.4%. Like they have

1:22:351:22:39

been saying about many of the

retailers, the ones that are sorely

1:22:391:22:43

-- solely selling at general

merchandise are struggling. Looking

1:22:431:22:48

at a clothing side of the business

it is up about 1%. The grocery side

1:22:481:22:52

is where it has done well. As I said

about Morrison's as well, their

1:22:521:22:56

sales were up over the grocery side

of the business, up over 2%. That

1:22:561:23:00

might not sound like much but to be

honest, the retailers, it is still

1:23:001:23:05

very competitive, so they are

grateful to any kind of growth at

1:23:051:23:08

the moment. What is interesting is

that they have lost some market

1:23:081:23:12

share and in fact all of the big

supermarkets have lost some market

1:23:121:23:15

share. And Lidl results have come

out this morning and they have seen

1:23:151:23:19

a whopping increase in their sales.

Their sales are up the 16th cent.

1:23:191:23:23

Now, Lidl is still much smaller than

Sainsbury's. So Sainsbury's has

1:23:231:23:29

about 16.4% of the market whereas

Lidl Grammy has 5%.

So that is why?

1:23:291:23:34

Yeah. What is interesting is how

quickly our lee and Lidl are

1:23:341:23:39

growing. There is an extra million

households which Aldi and Lidl

1:23:391:23:45

managed to get this you can pay to

last Christmas. Later on we will be

1:23:451:23:49

speaking to the boss of Sainsbury's

about this, about a strategy, we

1:23:491:23:52

will probably ask them about

plastics as well.

Good questions.

1:23:521:23:55

Thank you to joining up the dots.

Now, this morning we have had a

1:23:551:24:00

brilliant reaction to the film we

are about to show you. This time

1:24:001:24:04

last year Billy Monger was tipped by

many to be the next Lewis Hamilton.

1:24:041:24:08

17, star of F1 racing, but after an

horrific accident in April, he had

1:24:081:24:12

both his lower leg is outdated.

His

recovery and his determination have

1:24:121:24:15

astounded doctors, and this week

Billy will be driving in front of

1:24:151:24:20

crowds for the first time since his

accident. Anybody expecting him to

1:24:201:24:23

take in slowly will be in for a

shock, really.

1:24:231:24:28

'Billy Whizz', a nickname

he was determined to keep.

1:24:281:24:31

It's nine months since

Billy Monger had both

1:24:311:24:33

lower legs amputated

after a car crash.

1:24:331:24:35

This is a final practice before

driving with a stunt team

1:24:351:24:38

at Birmingham's NEC.

1:24:381:24:39

The aim is to put on a good show.

1:24:391:24:41

We've got a great team,

a great bunch of lads doing

1:24:411:24:44

a show, I am just hoping everything

goes smoothly and we have a good

1:24:441:24:48

time and do ourselves proud.

1:24:481:24:49

Dunnington Park, last April.

1:24:491:24:50

When Billy's Formula 1 car hit

a stationary vehicle.

1:24:501:24:59

COMMENTATOR: That is horrendous!

1:24:591:25:02

All I wanted to do was to get

through it and be alive.

1:25:021:25:06

There was a slight

moment, when I thought

1:25:061:25:11

I wouldn't drive again.

1:25:111:25:12

It hasn't changed the dream.

1:25:121:25:13

The dream stays the same,

I want to be an F1 driver.

1:25:131:25:20

You've got your prosthetics

and you're still able to control

1:25:201:25:23

the car and the pedals.

1:25:231:25:24

Many people would find that

really extraordinary.

1:25:241:25:29

When you control

the pedal normally you

1:25:291:25:31

do it through your

ankle, that is how

1:25:311:25:34

you control your

input to the pedals.

1:25:341:25:35

Because I don't have ankles,

the way I control it is through my

1:25:351:25:39

leg like this.

1:25:391:25:49

Rather than going like that,

it's just a push motion

1:25:491:25:51

instead, to control the car.

1:25:511:25:59

Terry Grant has been

training Billy ahead

1:25:591:26:01

of the international event.

1:26:011:26:02

He's one of the world's

top stunt drivers.

1:26:021:26:07

Drive out, drive out!

1:26:071:26:08

Billy's a very special

lad, for sure.

1:26:081:26:10

Regardless of his injuries.

1:26:101:26:14

The moment you are rehearsing

on an airfield there is going to be

1:26:141:26:17

concrete pillars were the cones are.

1:26:171:26:23

The level of control he has now,

for prosthetic legs,

1:26:231:26:25

it is phenomenal.

1:26:251:26:29

Although Billy can use

the accelerator, his car

1:26:291:26:35

has been modified so that this

lever controls the brake.

1:26:351:26:38

He has been backed

by Mission Motorsport,

1:26:381:26:40

a charity

1:26:401:26:40

which typically helps

wounded servicemen

1:26:401:26:42

and women driving, often

in specially adapted cars.

1:26:421:26:44

The freedom of mobility

is a phenomenal

1:26:441:26:46

thing.

1:26:461:26:46

If that's taken away

from you as an adult,

1:26:461:26:48

it has a dramatic effect

on your life, on your

1:26:481:26:51

personal freedoms, and also,

I think, on your sense of self

1:26:511:26:54

and your independence.

1:26:541:26:55

And to be able to give that back

to somebody is an extraordinary

1:26:551:26:58

thing to be able to do.

1:26:581:27:05

What did the family think

about you getting behind the wheel?

1:27:051:27:08

My mum was very nervous!

1:27:081:27:09

But if I don't do it what else am

I going to do with my life?

1:27:091:27:13

I need to make my life

into something positive.

1:27:131:27:16

Billy Monger, back

in the driving seat.

1:27:161:27:28

I love that young man. He is an

inspiration.

I do feel inspired by

1:27:281:27:32

watching him. Thank you for all your

comments. So many people ask to see

1:27:321:27:37

that again after the past hour. It

will be available on our social

1:27:371:27:40

media sites as well.

In a couple of

minutes we will have the

1:27:401:31:02

That's all for now.

1:31:021:31:03

I'll be back with another

update in half an hour.

1:31:031:31:06

Until then, there is

more on the website.

1:31:061:31:15

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

1:31:151:31:18

Here's a summary of this morning's

main stories from BBC News.

1:31:181:31:21

At least 13 people have died

in flash floods and mudslides

1:31:211:31:24

in southern California.

1:31:241:31:24

Witnesses say torrents raged

through the streets,

1:31:241:31:26

washing away cars

and telephone poles.

1:31:261:31:31

Among those saved was a 14-year-old

girl who'd been trapped for hours

1:31:311:31:34

in the ruins of her house.

1:31:341:31:36

Police say there are still people

missing and they expect the number

1:31:361:31:39

of dead to rise.

1:31:391:31:40

Earlier we spoke to Benjamin Hyatt

who was forced to evacuate his home

1:31:401:31:44

with his family.

1:31:441:31:59

Our yard is gone, there is no yard.

There are trees, we don't know where

1:31:591:32:05

they came from. If they had hit the

bedroom, they would have taken up a

1:32:051:32:09

whole wing where we sleep. All the

cars that were on the street ended

1:32:091:32:15

up on the 101 freeway which is the

main artery to Los Angeles.

1:32:151:32:25

The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

1:32:251:32:27

which emphasises the "emotional

and physical support"

1:32:271:32:29

given to soldiers.

1:32:291:32:30

A series of radio,

television and online adverts

1:32:301:32:32

addresses concerns potential

recruits might have about issues

1:32:321:32:34

such as their sexuality or religion.

1:32:341:32:36

There's been criticism

from some former officers,

1:32:361:32:38

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

1:32:381:32:40

and going soft.

1:32:401:32:41

But the Ministery of Defence

says its "belonging campaign" has

1:32:411:32:44

already sparked significant interest

from people wanting to join up.

1:32:441:32:46

New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be announced

1:32:461:32:50

by the government.

1:32:501:32:52

They include an extension of the 5

pence charge on plastic

1:32:521:32:55

bags to include all

shops in England.

1:32:551:32:57

Retailers with fewer than 250 staff

are currently exempted

1:32:571:33:00

from the levy.

1:33:001:33:00

The idea is part of a 25-year plan

to improve the environment.

1:33:001:33:04

All retailers in Scotland and Wales

are already required to charge

1:33:041:33:07

for plastic bags.

1:33:071:33:10

Thousands of tourists have been left

stranded after heavy snow

1:33:101:33:13

in the Alps cut off towns

and villages across Switzerland,

1:33:131:33:16

France and Italy.

1:33:161:33:17

Visitors are being

airlifted out of Zermatt,

1:33:171:33:19

one of Switzerland's most

popular ski resorts,

1:33:191:33:20

where around 13,000

people are stuck.

1:33:201:33:22

A British skier - John Bromell -

from Lincolnshire is still missing

1:33:221:33:25

in France after bad weather

hampered rescue efforts.

1:33:251:33:27

Mr Bromell's friends say he's a very

experienced skier and hope he's

1:33:271:33:31

managed to take shelter.

1:33:311:33:35

A 16-year-old boy will appear

in court today charged

1:33:351:33:37

with the murder of a shop

assistant in north London.

1:33:371:33:37

the

1:33:451:33:45

Passengers on Thameslink,

Southern and Great Northern services

1:33:451:33:47

services

1:33:471:33:47

have suffered the worst disruption

of any rail franchise according

1:33:471:33:50

to a highly critical report.

1:33:501:33:52

The government's spending watchdog,

the National Audit Office,

1:33:521:33:54

says the country's largest rail

operator has failed to provide

1:33:541:33:56

value for money.

1:33:561:33:57

It says industrial action has been

a major factor for delays

1:33:571:34:07

And the government has admitted

the disruption has been unacceptable

1:34:071:34:10

and has called on the RMT union

to end what it calls

1:34:101:34:13

needless strike action.

1:34:131:34:14

A 16-year-old boy will appear

in court today charged

1:34:141:34:16

with the murder of a shop

assistant in north London.

1:34:161:34:19

Vijay Patel was attacked in a row

over the sale of cigarette

1:34:191:34:22

papers outside his shop

in Mill Hill on Saturday night.

1:34:221:34:25

He later died in hospital.

1:34:251:34:26

The search for Malaysia Airlines

flight MH370 will resume today,

1:34:261:34:29

nearly a year after efforts

to locate the plane

1:34:291:34:31

were officially suspended.

1:34:311:34:32

The search for the aircraft,

which went missing

1:34:321:34:34

with 239 people on board in March

2014, was the largest

1:34:341:34:37

in aviation history.

1:34:371:34:38

It will now be resumed

by an American company

1:34:381:34:41

using unmanned submarines to search

a small section of the Indian Ocean

1:34:411:34:44

where it's thought

the remains of the plane lie.

1:34:441:34:53

thank you to so many of you who are

getting in contact. What are the

1:34:531:34:57

stories which is about the closure

of small music venues. More than a

1:34:571:35:01

third have closed in the past

decade. I will read a couple of

1:35:011:35:06

these. In Watford, still a great

music venue. The think-tank in

1:35:061:35:11

Newcastle. Star and in Manchester.

Sebastian says we used to go to so

1:35:111:35:19

many small buyers around Swansea.

Loved watching music there. And big

1:35:191:35:25

comfy books in Coventry, so much

more than a bookshop. So many are

1:35:251:35:29

giving their favourite venues. That

campaign sets of today, doesn't it?

1:35:291:35:34

Who will talk about it a bit more

later. Cat is here with the sport.

1:35:341:35:39

She has not got the Breakfast

course. After quite a dodgy date on

1:35:391:35:44

me healthwise on Monday. I have had

to stop -- swap sides and sit next

1:35:441:35:51

to Louise. I'm talking about an

amazing performance by Bristol City.

1:35:511:35:56

Manchester did win in the end

because they always somehow seem to

1:35:561:36:00

find a way through. Its Bristol City

of snatched the headlines because

1:36:001:36:06

they were less than two minutes away

from going into the leg of their

1:36:061:36:10

League Cup semi-final.

1:36:101:36:17

Bristol City were less

than two minutes away

1:36:171:36:19

from going into the second leg

of their League Cup Semi-Final

1:36:191:36:22

with Manchester City on level terms.

1:36:221:36:24

The Championship side have had

a great cup run and their positive

1:36:241:36:27

approach paid off at the Etihad -

they took the lead thanks

1:36:271:36:30

to a Bobby Reid penalty

just before half time.

1:36:301:36:32

Manchester City had named a strong

side and Kevin De Bruyne,

1:36:321:36:36

captain on the night,

drew them level in the second half.

1:36:361:36:39

But Sergio Aguero is a pretty good

sub to bring on when you need

1:36:391:36:42

a goal and his injury time winner

means Manchester City take a 2-1

1:36:421:36:46

lead into the second

leg at Ashton Gate.

1:36:461:36:48

The Football Association

is to implement a number of changes

1:36:481:36:51

to make the national governing body

truly representative of the players

1:36:511:36:54

it represents.

1:36:541:36:54

It's been a difficult

12 months for the FA.

1:36:541:36:57

The Chelsea Ladies striker Eni Aluko

said she felt victimised

1:36:571:36:59

for reporting racial discrimination

by former England manager Mark

1:36:591:37:02

Sampson.

1:37:021:37:02

The FA has pledged to interview

at least one candidate from black

1:37:021:37:05

and minority ethnic groups

for future roles in the England

1:37:051:37:08

set-up.

1:37:081:37:08

I think the message it sends out

is the FA is for all.

1:37:081:37:12

What it will say is

the opportunities to have a career

1:37:121:37:15

beyond playing in the FA

and the wider football workforce

1:37:151:37:18

is something that is

both desirable and

1:37:181:37:20

something the FA is

serious about promoting.

1:37:201:37:31

The former Newcastle striker

Peter Beardsley will take a "period

1:37:311:37:34

of leave" whilst the club

investigates allegations of racism

1:37:341:37:36

and bullying made against him.

1:37:361:37:38

Beardsley is now the

club's Under-23s coach,

1:37:381:37:40

but multiple complaints have

been lodged against him,

1:37:401:37:42

including one from 22-year

old winger Yasin Ben El-Mhanni.

1:37:421:37:44

Beardsley has released a statement

and says he categorically

1:37:441:37:47

denies the allegations.

1:37:471:37:48

With less than a month

until the Six Nations begins,

1:37:481:37:50

there's been a blow for England,

who'll be without prop Joe Marler

1:37:501:37:53

for their opening two games.

1:37:531:37:55

Marler was part of the British

and Irish Lions squad that drew

1:37:551:37:58

the series in New Zealand last year,

but he's been given a six-week ban

1:37:581:38:02

for a dangerous challenge he made

for his club Harlequins.

1:38:021:38:05

He'll miss England's matches

against Italy and Wales.

1:38:051:38:07

Paula Jacklin, the oldest player

in this year's BDO darts

1:38:071:38:09

Championship, has called

for a fairer distribution of prize

1:38:091:38:12

money at the tournament.

1:38:121:38:13

Jacklin is 60 years

old and after losing her first

1:38:131:38:16

round match she said the women's top

prize of £12,000 is unfair compared

1:38:161:38:19

to the men's winner,

who gets £100,000.

1:38:191:38:21

The BDO are yet to comment.

1:38:211:38:26

Britain's defending Dakar Rally

champion Sam Sunderland has crashed

1:38:261:38:29

out of this year's race

Sunderland started day four

1:38:291:38:31

with the overall lead but hit

a hole, injuring his back

1:38:311:38:34

in a fall.

1:38:341:38:35

He carried on for another five

kilometers but eventually had

1:38:351:38:38

to be airlifted away.

1:38:381:38:39

Sunderland was taken to Peru's

capital Lima for tests.

1:38:391:38:41

Former Chelsea and Tottenham

boss Andre Villas-Boas

1:38:411:38:43

a surprise entry in this

year's competition

1:38:431:38:45

also crashed out of the race.

1:38:451:38:57

Finally, the good news keeps coming

for Nottingham Forest's Erik

1:38:571:39:02

Lichaj.

1:39:021:39:03

The defender scored twice

in his side's incredible 4-2 win

1:39:031:39:06

over Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup

third round and afterwards Lichaj

1:39:061:39:09

revealed his wife Kathryn had

promised the family could get a dog

1:39:091:39:12

if he ever scored a hat-trick.

1:39:121:39:14

Well, Forest's players and fans put

the pressure on her to let Erik

1:39:141:39:17

have his way after

his weekend heroics.

1:39:171:39:19

And last night the American

revealed it's paid off.

1:39:191:39:22

And the name they chose

for the new puppy,

1:39:221:39:24

Gunner.

1:39:241:39:25

He doesn't seem bothered by all the

fuss. There is going to look after

1:39:251:39:29

him? Probably Erik's wife, which is

why she was resisting. A very

1:39:291:39:39

important question before you get a

dog.

1:39:391:39:43

If we take a look outdoors this

morning it's looking pretty standard

1:39:431:39:47

for this time of year.

1:39:471:39:54

Looks nice in Glasgow.

1:39:541:39:59

Should we have a look at London?

Wait for it. A little bit lighter in

1:39:591:40:06

Westminster. You can see the grey

skies. And faced with a cold and

1:40:061:40:13

dark, it is this tempting to stay

inside the new results suggest a

1:40:131:40:19

link between spending time outdoors

in our mental well-being.

1:40:191:40:23

We thought it might brighten your

mood.

1:40:231:40:26

A bit of blue sky, some trees,

rolling fields. A new project which

1:40:261:40:32

is scientifically proven for the

first time and being outdoors and

1:40:321:40:37

amongst trees. While we are talking

about this, let's listen to a bit of

1:40:371:40:43

bird song.

1:40:431:40:44

Dr Andrea Mechelli

is the neuroscientist

1:40:491:40:51

behind this research.

1:40:511:40:52

We're also joined by Anne Selby

from The Wildlife Trust

1:40:521:40:55

for Lancashire and Paul Brook

who found birdwatching helped him

1:40:551:40:57

with his depression.

1:40:571:40:59

Good morning. It is striking at the

moment. It's dark until late in the

1:40:591:41:07

morning, and early in the afternoon.

How does this affect our mood? How

1:41:071:41:12

much difference being outside can

make.

Intuitively, we know that

1:41:121:41:19

being exposed trees and plants and

birds is good for us but in turn

1:41:191:41:23

now, the evidence available has not

been high quality and the reason is

1:41:231:41:27

often researchers asked people, when

did you last visit the park and how

1:41:271:41:31

did you feel when he went out? What

we have done is a bit different.

1:41:311:41:35

We've developed an app called Urban

Mind which monitors people in their

1:41:351:41:42

daily lives. The Alp has people

asking -- answering questions about

1:41:421:41:49

their well-being, whether they can

see trees or not. There is a strong

1:41:491:41:53

link between exposure to nature and

well-being. There are two aspects of

1:41:531:42:01

the findings that are particularly

interesting, I think. First of all,

1:42:011:42:05

the effect lasts at least seven

hours. A single exposure to trees

1:42:051:42:10

will make some feel better for up to

seven hours. Which is something

1:42:101:42:14

perhaps we didn't know before. Also,

as you'd expect, not everyone

1:42:141:42:20

responds to nature in the same way.

Some people seem benefit

1:42:201:42:25

particularly from exposure to trees,

plants, the sky and so on. In

1:42:251:42:30

particular, we find those

individuals at greater risk of

1:42:301:42:33

developing mental health issues

appear to be benefited from exposure

1:42:331:42:39

to nature more. And this has

important implications for

1:42:391:42:44

considering how we want to deal with

mental health issues as well.

Is

1:42:441:42:49

find out what Paul's experience was.

How did birdwatching help you?

I

1:42:491:42:56

find it's really good to give you a

different perspective. I spend a lot

1:42:561:43:01

of my time at the desk. To get

outside, the positive distraction.

1:43:011:43:06

You can see birds, animals, being

near water, being near trees. There

1:43:061:43:11

is a lot to see, a lot to distract

your senses. And a lot to take you

1:43:111:43:15

were away from all the turmoil that

is going on like a washing machine.

1:43:151:43:19

It's definitely something I find

useful.

When you are in a situation

1:43:191:43:25

like this, are you thinking about

work? Are you counting things around

1:43:251:43:30

you? Are you enjoying nature?

I'm

trying not to think about anything

1:43:301:43:36

much. That is bent on cliffs on the

east coast. I've been there for

1:43:361:43:44

walks, enjoy the scenery. That is

one of my favourite places to escape

1:43:441:43:48

to on the east coast. Being outdoors

has all the benefits of daylight,

1:43:481:43:54

fresh air, exercise but also

different things to focus your

1:43:541:43:59

attention on. And you get completely

engrossed in the moment which is our

1:43:591:44:05

mindfulness works.

What's

interesting about this research, its

1:44:051:44:10

unknowing as well. People are still

feeling the benefits of some hours

1:44:101:44:15

later. That is quite an

extraordinaire thing to have found,

1:44:151:44:18

isn't it?

It's something perhaps

intuitively we imagined that now we

1:44:181:44:23

have the evidence. This evidence is

something that we can use when it

1:44:231:44:29

comes to influencing policy-making,

for example, when it comes to

1:44:291:44:32

thinking about what we tell our

patients, about how they can keep

1:44:321:44:36

healthy. So we should make good use

of this information.

It's

1:44:361:44:42

fascinating talking to both of you.

Thank you very much indeed. I shall

1:44:421:44:46

make sure I go outside today, we

have seen the pictures of snow in

1:44:461:44:55

the Sahara desert. We had a bit of

snow last week and it's been very

1:44:551:45:01

cold this week. Let's find out what

is happening with our own weather.

1:45:011:45:06

There is still in our forecast. What

we have is a band of rain moving

1:45:061:45:13

across central areas. It will right

not to most of us after we lose the

1:45:131:45:20

across central areas. It will right

not to most of us after we lose the

1:45:201:45:20

fog. That will lift fairly readily.

Fog across Northern Ireland. As the

1:45:201:45:28

rain continues. There will be

available cloud that it will break

1:45:281:45:34

off. This afternoon, some sunshine.

Stall is cloud in the north-east and

1:45:341:45:44

the Northern Isles. In northern

England, we will hang on to the

1:45:441:45:49

cloud and some splashes of rain. The

rearing towards north-west England.

1:45:491:45:56

It should buy some choirs -- quite

nicely. Bits and pieces of Cloutier

1:45:561:46:02

and there. So sunny skies and light

winds. In Plymouth, quite nice. The

1:46:021:46:12

same from Wales. The cloud and the

fog from Northern Ireland. You are

1:46:121:46:22

more than likely to have a bright

afternoon rather than a sunny one.

1:46:221:46:26

As we head through the evening and

overnight. Eventually pushing away.

1:46:261:46:37

We will see further fog form. The

tonight will be so widespread.

1:46:371:46:43

Especially across Northern Ireland.

Into the Midlands and also Southern

1:46:431:46:46

England. It is going to be

accompanied by frost and this will

1:46:461:46:50

be a trend as we go through the

following few nights. Starting at

1:46:501:46:55

eight tomorrow, fog lifting. Some of

lifting into low cloud. If you are

1:46:551:47:00

stuck an Erica dashed under an area

with fog, the temperature will

1:47:001:47:05

barely break pleasing that out

towards the West, sunny skies. Only

1:47:051:47:11

three degrees in Glasgow. We start

Friday on a similar vein. Fairly

1:47:111:47:16

cloudy to start with wisdom patchy

fog. It was slowly brighten up. And

1:47:161:47:23

a weather front coming our way and

that's going to be coming in through

1:47:231:47:27

the course of the day heading

eastwards. The timing of that

1:47:271:47:30

weather front may well change. It

could slow up, seeing a dry date the

1:47:301:47:35

most areas but this is what we think

at the moment. Rain coming in across

1:47:351:47:40

western Scotland and Northern

Ireland into south-west England.

1:47:401:47:44

Ahead of it, more cloud and brighter

skies to the east. This is where we

1:47:441:47:49

the lowest temperatures and a keen

wind across the coastlines. You can

1:47:491:47:53

see them.

1:47:531:47:59

Carroll, thank you very much indeed.

Dear me, have we done it again? We

1:47:591:48:04

were just chatting about what is

coming up in the programme.

1:48:041:48:08

Carroll will be back in half an

hour.

1:48:111:48:17

Sainsbury's is the latest retailer

to tell us how they did over

1:48:171:48:20

Christmas.

1:48:201:48:21

Steph is speaking to their Chief

Executive about what's happening

1:48:211:48:23

at the company.

1:48:231:48:24

Yes, it is always good to get the

boss on to find out what is going on

1:48:241:48:29

in there market.

1:48:291:48:30

It's our second biggest

supermarket chain and also owns

1:48:301:48:32

Argos.

1:48:321:48:32

This morning it's said sales

were up 1% in the 15 weeks

1:48:321:48:36

to the beginning of January.

1:48:361:48:37

The food side of the business

is doing well but sales of general

1:48:371:48:40

merchandise were down.

1:48:401:48:49

Did you have a good Christmas?

We

think we had a very good Christmas.

1:48:491:48:54

Our operational standards were good

and we serve our customers well. We

1:48:541:48:57

saw growth in our food business but

also greyer market share in a

1:48:571:49:00

challenging market in general

merchandise and indeed in clothing.

1:49:001:49:03

So all up, a good performance.

If

you look at your sales, they are

1:49:031:49:08

obviously up. Looking at the market

share of the grocery side of the

1:49:081:49:12

business you lost some market share.

Why was that?

We continue to see

1:49:121:49:15

changing patterns in grocery

shopping. We saw growth in our

1:49:151:49:20

convenience business, 7% growth, 8%

online growth. That reflects the

1:49:201:49:24

fact that people are shopping less

in larger, out-of-town superstores,

1:49:241:49:30

they tend to shop online more.

Something like 30% of Sainsbury's

1:49:301:49:35

sales were a minor the Christmas

period, an incredible change last

1:49:351:49:39

five or six years. We are about the

our business to those changing

1:49:391:49:42

customer needs and making sure we

are doing everything we can to serve

1:49:421:49:46

our customers, in our words,

wherever and whenever they want.

Is

1:49:461:49:50

the fact that you have lost market

share worrying?

It continues to be a

1:49:501:49:55

challenging market but as you have

pointed out, we saw growth in our

1:49:551:49:59

grocery business, and that is

actually an improvement on the

1:49:591:50:02

performance of the previous quarter.

So the trends are moving in the

1:50:021:50:05

right direction. But it is a

challenging market and we are

1:50:051:50:09

clearly seeing pressure on household

incomes which reflects on some of

1:50:091:50:13

the performance, not just in our

business but in the market more

1:50:131:50:17

generally.

That point about

household income, we have spoken

1:50:171:50:20

this year about how food prices have

started going up. Do you expect that

1:50:201:50:24

to continue?

As you have said, we

see food price inflation as a result

1:50:241:50:29

of the devaluation of the pound

after the Brexit vote. We have done

1:50:291:50:33

everything we can to mitigate that

but we cannot get away from the fact

1:50:331:50:37

that food prices are going up. We

are probably over the worst but it

1:50:371:50:41

is difficult to predict the future.

We live in uncertain times, as we

1:50:411:50:44

can see all around us. I would make

most of a hostage to fortune if I

1:50:441:50:49

got too carried away but I think

probably we are over the top of the

1:50:491:50:53

peak. We should see food prices

gradually, or food price inflation,

1:50:531:50:56

gradually reducing over the next 6-

12 months.

Lidl put their results

1:50:561:51:01

out today, they are up 16%. That

puts you in the shade a bit.

Their

1:51:011:51:06

sales growth is largely driven by

new space. Again, it shows the

1:51:061:51:10

nature of the competitive market we

operate in. So you think our results

1:51:101:51:14

are pretty good, -- we think. We did

see growth in the food business. We

1:51:141:51:19

can't get away from the competitive

pressure out there and we need to

1:51:191:51:22

adapt our business to the changing

customer needs. That is why we are

1:51:221:51:26

investing a lot of money and

convenience shops and indeed in

1:51:261:51:29

growing our online business and

moving Argos shops into Sainsbury's

1:51:291:51:31

shops to make sure we can serve our

customers whenever and wherever they

1:51:311:51:35

want.

Do Alvi and Lidl were you?

Well, any condition is something

1:51:351:51:41

which is a focus. The great news is

that we continue to seek to be more

1:51:411:51:45

competitive. Pre- Christmas we were

selling amongst the lowest price

1:51:451:51:49

turkeys in the market and we were

selling vegetables at 35p. Indeed,

1:51:491:51:53

we have announced a reduction in

prices on a number of key staples to

1:51:531:51:56

be more competitive, and indeed in

many cases to match the prices

1:51:561:52:00

offered by the discounters. We will

continue to do the things that

1:52:001:52:03

Sainsbury's is brilliant at,

offering great customer service,

1:52:031:52:07

offering great quality products,

recognising that we need to be more

1:52:071:52:10

price competitive.

On that point

about price, is there something the

1:52:101:52:13

supermarket will take the hit on, or

will you be putting pressure on your

1:52:131:52:17

suppliers to give the cheaper cost?

It is important that we look to our

1:52:171:52:21

own business to make ourselves as

efficient as we can possibly be.

1:52:211:52:24

Also to work with our suppliers,

look at every opportunity to reduce

1:52:241:52:29

the cost in supply chains, while not

impacting with the quality of what

1:52:291:52:33

we sell. That is our job. It is

important that we do everything we

1:52:331:52:37

can with our suppliers. We work

closely with our suppliers to make

1:52:371:52:41

sure that we reduce costs in our

business so we can offer great

1:52:411:52:44

prices to our customers.

Could I

also ask you about plastic waste?

1:52:441:52:48

That is something we have spoken

about a lot on the programme and it

1:52:481:52:52

is also in the headlines, including

from you. There has been criticism

1:52:521:52:55

in the papers about the fact that

you sell an organic coconut which is

1:52:551:52:59

wrapped in plastic. It is a bit of a

daft idea, what are you doing about

1:52:591:53:03

that?

I mean, we know that packaging

and plastics in particular are a big

1:53:031:53:11

issue. We have known that for years.

We have reduced the outer packaging

1:53:111:53:15

in our business by something like

35% over the past five years. We are

1:53:151:53:19

committed to reducing it by 50% over

the next 5- 60 is. On the specific

1:53:191:53:24

item I cannot actually respond

directly because I read about it in

1:53:241:53:27

the newspapers this morning, but I

can assure you our last some

1:53:271:53:30

questions of the teams as to why we

need packaging plastic on something

1:53:301:53:33

like coconut.

Did you think it was

daft?

I would agree with you and I

1:53:331:53:38

will certainly offer question. It is

important to remember that packaging

1:53:381:53:41

does play a part in protecting

products. It does play a part in

1:53:411:53:44

making sure that we do not increase

the food waste in our business.

1:53:441:53:49

There is always a trade-off to be

made in the packaging that we have

1:53:491:53:52

put on our products. I will

certainly be asking questions about

1:53:521:53:55

why we wrap coconuts in plastic.

Good. You mentioned some of the

1:53:551:53:59

targets you have had around

plastics. What about future? What is

1:53:591:54:03

the plan now? Will you still be

bringing it down?

As I have said, we

1:54:031:54:07

are committed to reducing the

plastic waste in our business, the

1:54:071:54:10

packaging in our business, by 50%,

over a 10-year period. Quite a

1:54:101:54:15

significant commitment. We are on

the way to hitting that. Something

1:54:151:54:19

like 40% of the packaging that we

have also uses recycling content or

1:54:191:54:23

recycled content, but we are making

many strides in the right direction,

1:54:231:54:27

we must say, we must not lose sight

of the fact that packaging plays a

1:54:271:54:31

role in protecting the products and

making sure that food keeps for

1:54:311:54:34

longer in the home. It is a

double-edged sword. We must ensure

1:54:341:54:37

we don't do things which have an

adverse effect on the quality of the

1:54:371:54:41

products we sell or indeed a

shelflife of the products we sell.

1:54:411:54:45

Mike, thank you for your time this

morning. It is Marcus Cooper, the

1:54:451:54:48

Chief Executive of Sainsbury's. The

advice, never wrap your coconuts.

It

1:54:481:54:53

has a natural wrap already, doesn't

it?

There is something to that.

Wise

1:54:531:54:57

words, Steph. Wise words for us all.

Thank you for all your comments. I

1:54:571:55:04

am assuming people are getting in

touch about the music venues and the

1:55:041:55:08

threat to them being closed, and

also this new advert for the army,

1:55:081:55:11

the emotional support that people

joining the army are given. Lots of

1:55:111:55:14

people getting in touch. Peter says

if the army needs people with mental

1:55:141:55:18

and physical toughness it needs

people with mental and physical

1:55:181:55:20

toughness, not people who are

worried about acceptance. David

1:55:201:55:23

says, having served for 22 years in

the army I can honestly say I never

1:55:231:55:27

came across anyone who joined based

on images of combat. That is what

1:55:271:55:31

one of our guests was saying

earlier.

Somebody else, his name to

1:55:311:55:35

Peter as well, he said he joined the

army having watched the Falklands

1:55:351:55:39

war as a teenager and that is what

drew him to want to join the army.

1:55:391:55:43

Great to see the army advert at last

being inclusive. Having a diverse

1:55:431:55:46

workforce will make the army more

operationally capable.

Thank you for

1:55:461:55:50

getting in touch. Now, look at these

amazing pictures. A cheater

1:55:501:55:53

showcasing its sprinting prowess. --

cheetah. An amazing animal, and

1:55:531:56:02

those are amazing pictures.

1:56:021:56:07

Well, they were captured

using a special camera and we have

1:56:071:56:09

one in the studio.

1:56:091:56:11

The team put a slo-mo camera

on a remote control car,

1:56:111:56:14

which was able to run

alongside the animals.

1:56:141:56:16

You can see it here

roaming our studio.

1:56:161:56:18

We'll be finding out more about how

the team behind Big Cats got up

1:56:181:56:22

close and personal with some

of the more elusive stars

1:56:221:56:25

of the documentary just after 8.30.

1:56:251:56:26

Time now to get the news,

travel and weather where you are.

1:56:261:56:26

Here it is down here. Hold on. I

will try not to be too George

1:56:311:56:36

Galloway about it. Look at how that

works!

This camera, I think, can go

1:56:361:56:40

faster than this. If you are a

cheetah it could keep up with you.

1:56:401:56:45

We will be talking more about this

later.

I think this was about idea.

1:56:451:56:48

I'm retreating.

Yes, well, from the

slightly weird position, here

1:56:482:00:17

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:00:252:00:28

Huge mudslides and

flooding hit California.

2:00:282:00:29

13 people have died.

2:00:292:00:39

Police say parts of the State

resemble a World War I battlefield

2:00:392:00:41

and the death toll is expected

to go higher.

2:00:412:00:43

The trees were coming down. We ran

into the house and the boulders

2:00:432:00:48

busted through our house.

2:00:482:00:52

Good morning.

It's Wednesday, 10th January.

2:01:022:01:05

Also this morning, a new Army

recruitment campaign is criticised

2:01:052:01:07

as too politically correct.

2:01:072:01:13

I was really worried about whether

I'd be accepted, but within days I

2:01:132:01:18

was more than confident about being

who I was.

2:01:182:01:22

The adverts are aimed

at reassuring recruits

2:01:222:01:24

worried about the reaction

to their sexuality,

2:01:242:01:26

religion or gender.

2:01:262:01:26

A new drive to cut down

on plastic waste -

2:01:262:01:31

a five pence charge on bags could be

extended to small shops in England.

2:01:312:01:36

Sainsbury's is the latest retailer

with its Christmas results out.

2:01:362:01:39

Sales were up just over 1% but it's

lost a bit of market

2:01:392:01:42

share to its rivals.

2:01:422:01:49

In sport, it's not out

of sight for Bristol City.

2:01:492:01:54

Manchester City needed

added time to beat the

2:01:542:01:56

with the second leg of the League

Cup semi-finals yet to come.

2:01:562:01:58

He was once predicted to be

the next Lewis Hamilton

2:01:582:02:03

until he lost both legs

in a racing accident,

2:02:032:02:05

but now Billy Monger

back behind the wheel.

2:02:052:02:07

And Carol has the weather.

2:02:072:02:10

Good morning. There is some patchy

mist and fog around this morning

2:02:102:02:14

which will lift readily for most,

but slower to clear in Northern

2:02:142:02:16

Ireland. We've got rain moving east,

but as that clears away, brighter

2:02:162:02:20

skies follow on behind with some of

us Shrieningy spells of sunshine.

2:02:202:02:24

I'll have more in 15 minutes.

Thank

you. We will see you later on.

2:02:242:02:30

Good morning, first our main story.

2:02:302:02:31

At least 13 people have died

in mudslides and floods

2:02:312:02:34

in southern California.

2:02:342:02:35

Witnesses have described

watching huge boulders

2:02:352:02:36

bouncing down hillsides.

2:02:362:02:41

Our North America Correspondent,

James Cook, reports

2:02:412:02:43

from Los Angeles.

2:02:432:02:44

The rains came suddenly

just before dawn.

2:02:442:02:45

Torrential and terrifying.

2:02:452:02:48

They coursed over the slick,

scorched earth, gathering speed

2:02:482:02:51

until mud was roaring down

to the sea like an express train.

2:02:512:02:56

The deluge smashed into the very

homes which had just

2:02:562:02:58

survived California's

biggest recorded wildfire.

2:02:582:02:59

The result - utter devastation.

2:02:592:03:04

We had a very difficult time

assessing the area and responding

2:03:042:03:06

to many of those areas

to assist those people.

2:03:062:03:13

The only words I can really

think of to describe

2:03:132:03:15

what it looked like,

was it looked like a

2:03:152:03:17

World War I battlefield.

2:03:172:03:19

The communities hardest hit

were Montecito and Carpentaria

2:03:192:03:22

on the Pacific coast north of

Los Angeles.

2:03:222:03:25

These are some of the most exclusive

neighbourhoods in the United States.

2:03:252:03:31

Home to stars like Oprah Winfrey

and the actor Rob Lowe.

2:03:312:03:34

But no amount of money

could stop this torrent.

2:03:342:03:37

Well, the mud roared down

here with terrifying speed,

2:03:372:03:40

sweeping everything in its path.

2:03:402:03:42

The firefighters won't let us go

up there any further,

2:03:422:03:44

they say the situation could change

in the blink of an eye

2:03:442:03:47

and as you can see, this

is how dangerous it is.

2:03:472:03:49

Rescue workers are still scouring

scores of damaged and demolished

2:03:492:03:52

homes, searching for survivors.

2:03:522:03:56

Police say the number of dead

here is certain to rise.

2:03:562:04:06

Some really remarkable footage

coming through from America this

2:04:122:04:14

morning.

2:04:142:04:15

American talk show host

Ellen DeGeneres, who owns a home

2:04:152:04:17

in one of the affected

neighbourhoods, tweeted a picture

2:04:172:04:20

of the scene there saying,

"This is not a river.

2:04:202:04:23

This is the 101 freeway

in my neighbourhood right now.

2:04:232:04:25

Montecito needs your

love and support."

2:04:252:04:30

Oprah Winfrey who lives a few miles

away in Santa Barbara has shared

2:04:302:04:36

several videos on Instagram

of a mud-soaked backyard

2:04:362:04:39

and helicopters making

rescues in the area.

2:04:392:04:43

She wrote, "Praying for our

community again in Santa Barbara.

2:04:432:04:45

See how deep the mud

is in my backyard.

2:04:452:04:48

Helicopters rescuing my neighbours.

2:04:482:04:49

Looking for missing persons.

2:04:492:04:51

13 lives lost."

2:04:512:04:59

The authorities say there maybe

more.

2:04:592:05:02

Super model Gigi Hadid also tweeted,

"My beautiful home town,

2:05:022:05:05

just after getting through weeks

of wild fire, has been

2:05:052:05:07

hit by a major storm.

2:05:072:05:12

That "river" is the 101 freeway.

2:05:122:05:13

Please keep the families

of Santa Barbara in your

2:05:132:05:15

thoughts and prayers."

2:05:152:05:17

The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

2:05:172:05:21

which emphasises the

"emotional and physical support"

2:05:212:05:23

given to soldiers.

2:05:232:05:27

A series of radio, television

and online adverts addresses

2:05:272:05:30

concerns potential recruits might

have about issues such

2:05:302:05:33

as sexuality or religion.

2:05:332:05:34

There's been criticism

from some former officers,

2:05:342:05:36

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

2:05:362:05:38

and going soft.

2:05:382:05:39

Andy Moore reports.

2:05:392:05:41

The new ads pose

a series of questions.

2:05:412:05:43

Growing up, I really had my heart

set on joining the army.

2:05:432:05:48

Another reassures would-be

recruits that religious

2:05:482:05:49

faith will be respected.

2:05:492:05:56

The Army embraces the fact that

you can come from a different faith.

2:05:562:05:59

Even on exercise, there's always

a quiet moment to go into a cabin

2:05:592:06:02

and just sort of find a little

corner and do your prayers there.

2:06:022:06:07

Recruiting for the Army

is a constant battle.

2:06:072:06:09

Every year, for seven years now,

more soldiers have left

2:06:092:06:12

the Army than signed up.

2:06:122:06:17

There's a lot of internal debate

about how best it should be done.

2:06:172:06:22

I love the idea of the Army...

2:06:222:06:24

The Army says its belonging

campaign has already sparked

2:06:242:06:26

a significant surge in interest,

but others say this

2:06:262:06:32

new series of ads panders

to to political correctness

2:06:322:06:35

and the so-called

"snowflake generation."

2:06:352:06:38

Last month, the new Defence

Secretary, Gavin Williamson,

2:06:382:06:40

They are trying to appeal to

minorities who may or may not be

2:06:462:06:49

interested in joining the forces. By

doing that, it is almost neglecting

2:06:492:06:56

the grain group of people who are

interested in joining. They are not

2:06:562:06:59

worried about whether they will be

listened or whether there is

2:06:592:07:02

emotional issues what, they are

worried about more is how they're

2:07:022:07:05

going face combat.

Last month,

2:07:052:07:14

Gavin Williamson,

halted plans to ditch the Army's Be

2:07:142:07:17

the Best slogan which has

been used for decades.

2:07:172:07:19

An internal report had

claimed it was datist,

2:07:192:07:21

elitist and non-inclusive.

2:07:212:07:22

This new campaign does include

the slogan, but it's not given

2:07:222:07:24

the prominence it once had.

2:07:242:07:29

New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be

2:07:312:07:34

announced by the Government.

2:07:342:07:35

It's part of a 25-year

plan on the environment.

2:07:352:07:38

We're joined from Westminster by our

political correspondent Ben Wright.

2:07:382:07:42

So, Ben, tell us what the plan is.

Good morning, Louise. Well, the

2:07:422:07:46

Prime Minister is going to make a

speech about all of this tomorrow. A

2:07:462:07:50

big speech setting out president

government's plans for protecting

2:07:502:07:53

the environment over the next

quarter century. It was discussed at

2:07:532:07:57

the Cabinet yesterday where Theresa

May made it clear that she does want

2:07:572:07:59

to really clamp down on what she

called the use of disposable plastic

2:07:592:08:05

and so we know now that there will

be a consultation on extending the

2:08:052:08:09

five pence charge that is applied to

single use plastic bags in England.

2:08:092:08:15

The charge in England was introduced

in 2015 after it was introduced in

2:08:152:08:20

the rest of the UK actually. It made

a massive difference. The use of

2:08:202:08:26

single use plastic bags plummeted.

It raised huge amounts of money that

2:08:262:08:30

supermarkets have to give then to

good causes and charities. It the

2:08:302:08:35

charge has to be applied or used by

businesses that currently employ

2:08:352:08:38

more than 250 people. So it tends

fob the bigger supermarkets. Smaller

2:08:382:08:43

convenience stores are exempt. And

the consultation will look at how

2:08:432:08:48

far the single use plastic bag

charge should be extended. And we

2:08:482:08:53

will see how far it goes. There are

some exceptions. For instance, pet

2:08:532:08:56

shops don't have to charge for the

plastic bag that you can carry away

2:08:562:09:01

a goldfish in. So will we still be

able to have goldfish travelling for

2:09:012:09:06

nothing after this consultation? We

will see, but it's clear that the

2:09:062:09:09

government are really impressed

about the impact that this policy

2:09:092:09:12

has had and are looking to extend

it.

It has changed things. Ben,

2:09:122:09:16

thank you.

2:09:162:09:18

Thousands of tourists have been left

stranded after heavy snow

2:09:192:09:22

in the Alps cut off towns

and villages across Switzerland,

2:09:222:09:24

France and Italy.

2:09:242:09:25

Visitors are being airlifted out

of Zermatt, one of Switzerland's

2:09:252:09:27

most popular ski resorts,

where around 13,000

2:09:272:09:29

people are stuck.

2:09:292:09:32

A British skier, John Bromell,

from Lincolnshire is still missing

2:09:322:09:35

in France after bad weather

hampered rescue efforts.

2:09:352:09:37

Mr Bromell's friends say he's a very

experienced skier and hope he's

2:09:372:09:40

managed to take shelter.

2:09:402:09:48

Passengers on Thameslink,

Southern and Great Northern services

2:09:482:09:49

have suffered the worst disruption

of any rail franchise according

2:09:492:09:52

to a highly critical report.

2:09:522:09:54

The Government's spending watchdog,

the National Audit Office,

2:09:542:09:56

says the country's largest rail

operator has failed

2:09:562:09:58

to provide value for money.

2:09:582:10:04

The Government admitted the

disruption has been unacceptable and

2:10:042:10:07

called on the RMT to cancel needless

strike action.

2:10:072:10:14

A 16-year old boy will appear

in court today charged

2:10:142:10:16

with the murder of a shop assistant

in north London.

2:10:162:10:19

Vijay Patel was attacked in a row

over the sale of cigarette papers

2:10:192:10:22

outside his shop in Mill Hill

on Saturday night.

2:10:222:10:24

He later died in hospital.

2:10:242:10:27

Steve Bannon stepped down from the

Breitbart news organisation where he

2:10:272:10:31

built his reputation. The move comes

amid a row over remarks he

2:10:312:10:35

reportedly made about the

president's son. He described a

2:10:352:10:39

meeting Donald Trump junior held in

New York with a Russian lawyer

2:10:392:10:45

during the 2016 presidential

election campaign as treason he is.

2:10:452:10:50

Greater Manchester Police found a

body in a garden after a woman told

2:10:502:10:58

them she killed him and buried him.

The woman has been arrested on

2:10:582:11:03

suspicion of murder and is being

held in police custody.

2:11:032:11:15

Other snow in somewhere you wouldn't

expect it. The Sahara desert.

2:11:152:11:22

These pictures were taken

near the town of Ain Sefra

2:11:222:11:24

on the edge of the Sahara.

2:11:242:11:26

Snow is very rare in this part

of the world even though the desert

2:11:262:11:31

can be very cold at night.

2:11:312:11:33

There's rarely enough water around

for any kind of precipitation.

2:11:332:11:35

It's only the third time in 40 years

that they've seen snowfall.

2:11:352:11:38

It didn't last long though,

it all melted away soon after these

2:11:382:11:41

pictures were taken.

2:11:412:11:43

While many of us spent Christmas

with friends and family,

2:11:442:11:47

eating too much and opening

presents, polar explorer

2:11:472:11:49

Ben Saunders was attempting

to become the first person to cross

2:11:492:11:53

Antarctica alone.

2:11:532:11:54

But 51 days in, ferocious

weather conditions meant

2:11:542:11:56

he was left without enough food

and he was forced to

2:11:562:11:58

abandon his attempt.

2:11:582:12:00

Breakfast's John Maguire has been

taking a look back at his journey.

2:12:002:12:06

In the long, brutalitial and all

toop often tragic history of polar

2:12:062:12:11

exploration and endurance, skiing

across Antarctica and entirely alone

2:12:112:12:16

remains an unachieved. Despite the

months and years of planning, the

2:12:162:12:20

treacherous conditions of the South

Pole always provide the greatest

2:12:202:12:24

obstacle. His friend Henry, had died

attempting the same thing a year

2:12:242:12:29

before. Ben had given himself 65

days to cross the frozen Continent.

2:12:292:12:36

Skiing via the Pole for more than

1,000 miles. We spoke to him on

2:12:362:12:41

Christmas Day.

It's been pretty

hard. The weather has been unusually

2:12:412:12:44

bad. There has been a lot of low

cloud and fog and mist.

2:12:442:12:51

Four days later, Ben reached the

South Pole. But ahead, lay more than

2:12:512:12:58

350 miles, a distance too dangerous

to attempt considering his remaining

2:12:582:13:02

food and supplies would only last

two weeks. So more than 100 years

2:13:022:13:17

since other explorers went to the

South Pole, this challenge remains

2:13:172:13:21

unsurmounted.

2:13:212:13:24

And we can speak to Ben now

in his first TV interview

2:13:242:13:26

since arriving back home on Monday.

2:13:262:13:29

He joins us with his fiancee, Pip,

from their home in Richmond.

2:13:292:13:34

Thank you for coming on and telling

us what the last few days have been

2:13:342:13:38

like. Ben, you've had a few days to

think about what happened and what

2:13:382:13:42

you weren't able to do. How do you

look back on that expedition now?

2:13:422:13:46

Yeah, good morning. It's quite

surreal being back home in the

2:13:462:13:52

comfort of my living room for sure.

I think looking back I've got no

2:13:522:13:58

regrets at all about calling it a

day when I did. I thought actually

2:13:582:14:02

I'd come home feeling more sad that

I hadn't made it across, but just

2:14:022:14:06

happy to be back at the moment and

happy with getting as far as I did

2:14:062:14:11

in some really tough conditions.

Pip, you must be over the moon to

2:14:112:14:15

have him back safe. Just talk us

through that and how it was, you

2:14:152:14:19

know, knowing he was out there, look

at you, you look so pleased.

It was

2:14:192:14:27

great that I could speak to him

every day, it made it easier for me.

2:14:272:14:30

I'm not sure if it made it easier

for Ben though. I think the really

2:14:302:14:34

difficult bit was when he was trying

to make the decision as to whether

2:14:342:14:37

to stop or not and that was quite

emotional. When he made the call, it

2:14:372:14:43

was a huge sigh of relief and really

pleased to have him home.

It's great

2:14:432:14:47

to see the smiles on both your

faces, because Ben when you're

2:14:472:14:51

there, I wonder how long that

decision to stop actually takes. You

2:14:512:14:54

have got food supplies, but as the

journey is taking you longer and

2:14:542:14:58

longer, the food supplies are

running out, so how difficult the

2:14:582:15:00

decision was that to say, do you

know what, I can't go on any longer

2:15:002:15:04

safely?

2:15:042:15:10

You are absolutely right, there was

an equation going on the entire

2:15:102:15:14

expedition, I have a finite amount

of food and fuel so it was something

2:15:142:15:20

that had been weighing on my mind

for a while. The conditions were

2:15:202:15:26

definitely worse than I was

expecting for a large part of the

2:15:262:15:29

journey so it was something that

happened, the decision was made over

2:15:292:15:34

several days, I had been weighing it

up for a long time and have had

2:15:342:15:37

nothing but support from friends and

family and people. No regrets now.

2:15:372:15:43

It's something which took a while to

decide on for sure.

Remind us a

2:15:432:15:48

little about why you chose to make

this journey, in many ways, down to

2:15:482:15:53

a close friend of yours wasn't it?

Yes, exactly the same route,

2:15:532:16:00

certainly the same route attempted

by a friend of mine called Henry

2:16:002:16:05

Worsley two years ago, he passed

away at the end of that expedition.

2:16:052:16:11

I felt after a while it might be a

nice way to honour him, the

2:16:112:16:18

inspiration and friendship he gave

me. But that not only trying to

2:16:182:16:20

finish the journey but supporting

the same charity.

I wonder what sort

2:16:202:16:27

of comfort you are going through

because you are speaking to him on

2:16:272:16:30

the satellite phone every day, is

part of you thinking I know what

2:16:302:16:34

you're going through and why you are

doing it and why you want to achieve

2:16:342:16:37

it but the other part is thinking

just come home?

Yeah, before he

2:16:372:16:44

went, talking about, he is off on

his expedition, off you go. When

2:16:442:16:50

he's out there, it's madness. Quite

understand. But it's what he does.

2:16:502:16:57

When I met him I knew it's what he

does so I am just supporting him, I

2:16:572:17:01

said carry on if you can but quite

glad he came home.

I hardly dare

2:17:012:17:14

ask, but will you plan to go again,

have you had this conversation?

At

2:17:142:17:20

the moment no plans to go back. I

have been telling everyone I am

2:17:202:17:25

happy, I have been doing these big

expeditions for 17 years, I have no

2:17:252:17:30

desire to get back on a sledge

harness and suffer like that again.

2:17:302:17:36

But of course I said that this tent

images ago, sorry, four years ago.

2:17:362:17:46

Difficult, at the moment I feel very

content with going as far as I did

2:17:462:17:50

and the achievements I've made in my

career.

You have been in Antarctica,

2:17:502:17:57

do you have a really dull family

holiday planned this year to try to

2:17:572:18:01

fill some time and do something

about more normal?

Yeah, we are

2:18:012:18:08

going somewhere next week, as long

as it's not a tent I will be happy.

2:18:082:18:14

You have been to extraordinary

places, give us a sense of what it's

2:18:142:18:20

like, I imagine it is intensely

beautiful?

It is. It seems to be

2:18:202:18:27

either horrendously tough or

indescribably beautiful and there is

2:18:272:18:33

little in between. Enormous highs

and lows. I feel enormously pleased

2:18:332:18:40

to spend the time I have there. It's

difficult to explain the scale and

2:18:402:18:46

majesty of these places, Antarctica

is enormous, twice the size of

2:18:462:18:50

pretty much. Absolutely stunning. A

lot of bad weather, a lot of days of

2:18:502:18:57

flock and cloud where I could hardly

see anything but there is something

2:18:572:19:03

addictive about it. I am sure I will

be back at some point but perhaps

2:19:032:19:07

not with a sledge.

Thank you very

much for talking to us, glad to see

2:19:072:19:16

you back safely, have a great

holiday next week. That ties in with

2:19:162:19:22

what we were talking about earlier

about experiencing nature and the

2:19:222:19:26

effect it has a new brain and your

body and the fact we were seeing new

2:19:262:19:29

research is saying once you are

outside, you see some trees and

2:19:292:19:34

birds and flowers it stays with you

for seven hours.

2:19:342:19:38

It can benefit you seven hours

later. More on that later, but let's

2:19:382:19:42

find out what the weather is like.

2:19:422:19:44

This morning some mist and fog

around, most of it will lift quite

2:19:482:19:52

readily, slow to clear in Northern

Ireland and for the bulk of us a

2:19:522:19:55

brighter day than it was yesterday.

More sunshine. First of all we have

2:19:552:20:00

to get rid of the band of rain. It's

been progressively coming from the

2:20:002:20:03

West moving east, not particularly

heavy, it will continue to journey

2:20:032:20:12

heading over towards the east coast

of England and the north-east of

2:20:122:20:14

Scotland through the rest of the

morning. Behind it there will be

2:20:142:20:20

cloud and son coming through and it

will feel pleasant in light winds

2:20:202:20:23

with temperatures climbing up for

some into double figures, especially

2:20:232:20:27

in the south-western southern

counties of England. This afternoon

2:20:272:20:31

that's exactly what we have,

sunshine in the south-west,

2:20:312:20:35

temperatures up to ten in Plymouth,

nine in Barnstable and the same for

2:20:352:20:38

Wales. When we lose the cloud and

damp we are looking at highs of

2:20:382:20:43

about eight in Cardiff. For Northern

Ireland there is fog at the moment

2:20:432:20:48

which will be slow to left, a lot of

it into low cloud some of us will

2:20:482:20:53

see bright skies some of us pretty

cold under the cloud. For Scotland

2:20:532:20:58

it is West are now essential areas

seeing the sunshine, the rain still

2:20:582:21:02

lingering also the north-east and

Northern Isles. England brightening

2:21:022:21:06

up as we come across Georgia and

Lincolnshire we still have the

2:21:062:21:10

remnants of the rain and quite a bit

of cloud around and southern

2:21:102:21:13

counties to the Midlands again

brightening up buying the band of

2:21:132:21:18

rain, many of seen sunny skies.

2:21:182:21:29

All the dampness around from today's

rain we will see fog forming once

2:21:292:21:33

again, more widespread than just

gone, especially across Northern

2:21:332:21:38

Ireland, parts of Wales, the

Midlands and southern England, frost

2:21:382:21:41

around as well so hazards to

consider and tomorrow morning the

2:21:412:21:46

fog will be slow to left, like today

some of us will not see it left at

2:21:462:21:50

all, some into low cloud and if you

are underneath that it will

2:21:502:21:54

depressed temperatures to just above

freezing. You can see for the cloud

2:21:542:21:59

is, but now towards the West is

where we expect cloud to break and

2:21:592:22:02

the fog to lift and see some

sunshine but no heatwave, only three

2:22:022:22:06

degrees in Glasgow. Drive for most

of the UK, 12 showers dotted around

2:22:062:22:17

here and there, breezy and then the

next system comes in from the west

2:22:172:22:23

bringing strengthening winds and

also some rain. The progress from

2:22:232:22:27

Friday into Saturday could change

but this is what we guess could

2:22:272:22:29

happen at the moment. Breezy

depending where you are, coasts

2:22:292:22:37

progress slower might find you got a

drier day in western areas than you

2:22:372:22:43

were expecting.

2:22:432:22:44

We were talking about going outside

and it will probably be an OK day

2:22:482:22:51

for it?

Not bad for most.

2:22:512:22:58

I heard a word heatwave, but it

turns out it was saying not quite a

2:22:582:23:02

heatwave, selective hearing.

2:23:022:23:07

Sainsburys is the latest

retailer to let us know how

2:23:072:23:09

they did over Christmas.

2:23:092:23:10

Steph's just been

talking to the boss.

2:23:102:23:13

The sales are up between November

December into January and what is

2:23:132:23:18

interesting is if you break those

figures down and look at the grocery

2:23:182:23:22

side of the business it has done the

best which is no surprise given

2:23:222:23:26

everything we have been talking

about over the last few days with

2:23:262:23:29

how things are working at the

moment, spending more money on food

2:23:292:23:32

but not so much on other areas. If

you look at clothing, not so bad,

2:23:322:23:38

but general merchandise because they

own Argos and habitat as well, that

2:23:382:23:41

is down by more than 2%. It's a

mixed picture of a not too bad, I

2:23:412:23:47

asked Michael Cooper the Chief

Executive about it.

It continues to

2:23:472:23:52

be a challenging market but we saw

growth in the grocery business,

2:23:522:23:57

there is an improvement on the

performance of the previous quarter

2:23:572:24:01

saw the trends are moving in the

right direction. But it's a

2:24:012:24:05

challenging market and we are

clearly seeing pressure on household

2:24:052:24:09

incomes which reflect in some of the

performances not just in our

2:24:092:24:11

business but in the market more

generally.

Lost a bit of market

2:24:112:24:16

share off the back of that but the

other thing I asked about was the

2:24:162:24:21

coconuts because we have been

talking a lot about plastics and the

2:24:212:24:25

problem Sainsbury's have had is they

have been criticised for wrapping an

2:24:252:24:30

organic coconut in plastic so I

asked about that as well.

I will be

2:24:302:24:36

asking the questions about some

teams as to why we need packaging on

2:24:362:24:39

something like a coconut.

Did you

think it was daft?

I would agree

2:24:392:24:44

with you and I will ask the

question.

So there we go, somebody

2:24:442:24:49

will be asked questions later. Don't

wrap your coconuts.

Thank you very

2:24:492:24:54

much.

2:24:542:24:56

This time last year Billy Monger

was being tipped by many

2:24:562:24:59

as the next Lewis Hamilton.

2:24:592:25:00

He was 17, and a star

of Formula 4 racing.

2:25:002:25:03

But after a horrific

accident in April Billy had

2:25:032:25:05

both his lower legs amputated.

2:25:052:25:08

His recovery and determination have

astounded doctors, and this week -

2:25:082:25:12

Billy will be driving in front

of crowds for the first

2:25:122:25:15

time since his accident.

2:25:152:25:17

But anyone expecting him

to take things slowly -

2:25:172:25:19

might be in for a shock.

2:25:192:25:21

Tim Muffett reports.

2:25:212:25:24

'Billy Whizz', a nickname

he was determined to keep.

2:25:272:25:34

It's nine months since Billy Monger

had both lower legs

2:25:342:25:37

amputated after a car crash.

2:25:372:25:41

This is a final practice before

driving with a stunt team

2:25:412:25:43

at Birmingham's NEC.

2:25:432:25:46

The aim is to put on a good show.

2:25:462:25:51

We've got a great team,

a great bunch of lads doing a show,

2:25:512:25:54

I am just hoping everything goes

smoothly and we have a good time

2:25:542:25:57

and do ourselves proud.

2:25:572:25:59

Dunnington Park, last April.

2:25:592:26:05

When Billy's Formula 4 car hit

a stationary vehicle.

2:26:052:26:07

COMMENTATOR: That is horrendous!

2:26:072:26:11

All I wanted to do was to get

through it and be alive.

2:26:112:26:16

There was a slight moment, when I

thought I wouldn't drive again.

2:26:162:26:18

It hasn't changed the dream.

2:26:182:26:20

The dream stays the same,

I want to be an F1 driver.

2:26:202:26:24

You've got your prosthetics

and you're still able to control

2:26:242:26:28

the car and the pedals.

2:26:282:26:29

Many people would find that

really extraordinary.

2:26:292:26:33

When you control the pedal normally

you do it through your ankle,

2:26:332:26:37

that is how you control your input

to the pedals.

2:26:372:26:41

Because I don't have

ankles, the way I control

2:26:412:26:43

it is through my leg like this.

2:26:432:26:48

Rather than going like that,

it's just a push motion instead,

2:26:482:26:50

to control the car.

2:26:502:26:53

Terry Grant has been training Billy

ahead of the international event.

2:26:532:26:59

He's one of the world's

top stunt drivers.

2:26:592:27:04

Drive out, drive out!

2:27:042:27:08

Billy's a very special

lad, for sure.

2:27:082:27:11

Regardless of his injuries.

2:27:112:27:17

The moment you are rehearsing

on an airfield there is going to be

2:27:172:27:20

concrete pillars were the cones are.

2:27:202:27:22

The level of control

he has now, for prosthetic

2:27:222:27:24

legs, it is phenomenal.

2:27:242:27:26

Although Billy can use

the accelerator, his car has been

2:27:262:27:31

modified so that this lever

controls the brake.

2:27:312:27:33

He has been backed

by Mission Motorsport,

2:27:332:27:35

a charity which typically helps

wounded servicemen and

2:27:352:27:38

women driving, often

in specially adapted cars.

2:27:382:27:41

The freedom of mobility

is a phenomenal thing.

2:27:412:27:45

If that's taken away

from you as an adult,

2:27:452:27:47

it has a dramatic effect

on your life, on your personal

2:27:472:27:50

freedoms, and also, I think,

on your sense of self

2:27:502:27:52

and your independence.

2:27:522:27:55

And to be able to give that back

to somebody is an extraordinary

2:27:552:27:58

thing to be able to do.

2:27:582:28:00

What did the family think

about you getting behind the wheel?

2:28:002:28:03

My mum was very nervous!

2:28:032:28:05

But if I don't do it what else am

I going to do with my life?

2:28:052:28:09

I need to make my life

into something positive.

2:28:092:28:12

Billy Monger, back

in the driving seat.

2:28:122:28:18

Very good luck to him, seriously

inspirational young man.

2:28:232:28:28

Brilliant TV. Let's get the news

travel and weather where you are

2:28:282:28:31

watching.

2:28:312:31:49

Plenty more on our website

at the usual address.

2:31:492:31:51

Now though it's back

to Dan and Louise.

2:31:512:31:53

Bye for now.

2:31:532:31:53

Hello, this is Breakfast

with Dan Walker and Louise Minchin.

2:31:592:32:02

At least 13 people have died

in flash floods and mudslides

2:32:022:32:05

in southern California.

2:32:052:32:06

Witnesses say torrents raged

through the streets, washing

2:32:062:32:08

away cars and telephone poles.

2:32:082:32:09

Among those saved was a 14-year-old

girl who'd been trapped for hours

2:32:092:32:12

in the ruins of her house.

2:32:122:32:13

Police say there are still people

missing and they expect

2:32:132:32:16

the number of dead to rise.

2:32:162:32:24

Han Jay left his home

in Santa Barbara after he was woken

2:32:242:32:27

by a gas explosion.

2:32:272:32:37

Thank you for your time. Can you

explain what happened to you?

Yes,

2:32:372:32:45

so we woke up round 3.30, when the

heavy rains really started. My

2:32:452:32:51

daughter was up, just before four.

It seemed like someone just turned

2:32:512:32:55

on a light switch. It got really

bright outside. We thought it was a

2:32:552:33:03

fire at first, how fast it got so

bright. The wife woke up and she was

2:33:032:33:08

saying fire, so, took a walk

outside, went down the block and

2:33:082:33:14

sure enough, the pretty big, I would

say about 40 foot flames, maybe half

2:33:142:33:20

a mile away. So decided to pack up,

left about 4.15ish. There is a

2:33:202:33:30

couple of ways you can get out of

the house, we went the the easiest

2:33:302:33:36

way to the high way, maybe about six

seven cars stopped. Nobody was

2:33:362:33:41

getting through, so we all started

going round, circled back. Went down

2:33:412:33:50

Hot Springs. Nobody there but power

lines were down, we tried a way to

2:33:502:33:57

cut round it, did that didn't work,

the power lines were down. You could

2:33:572:34:01

see the police presence.

What is the

scene like now, is everything

2:34:012:34:06

covered in mud and sludge? We are

looking at pictures of the debris.

2:34:062:34:10

Is it like that outside where you

are now?

No, no, we are over in

2:34:102:34:17

Santa Barbara at my mum's house now,

but elsewhere, where we were, our

2:34:172:34:23

house we got lucky, we have no mud

on the street. We didn't realise how

2:34:232:34:28

bad it was because we didn't have

internet, TV or power all day. So in

2:34:282:34:33

some parts where we were, it wasn't

that bad, but, a block away, once we

2:34:332:34:39

drove through the worst of it you

really got a sense of the

2:34:392:34:43

devastation, how bad it really was.

We couldn't see that all day, the

2:34:432:34:47

roads were blocked off. There are

some parts where the houses just

2:34:472:34:54

disappeared.

We are very glad you are safe and

2:34:542:34:58

your family are too. Thank you for

talking to us on BBC Breakfast, that

2:34:582:35:06

is Han Jay who thought there was a

gas explosion. We know at the moment

2:35:062:35:12

the 13 people have been announced as

dead after these mudslides and there

2:35:122:35:17

is photographs and pictures coming

in from the likes of Oprah and

2:35:172:35:20

legalen and we will bring you more

detail throughout the programme and

2:35:202:35:24

throughout the morning on BBC News

as well.

2:35:242:35:26

as well.

2:35:262:35:28

The Army is launching

a new recruitment campaign

2:35:282:35:30

which emphasises the "emotional

and physical support"

2:35:302:35:32

given to soldiers.

2:35:322:35:33

A series of radio, television

and online adverts addresses

2:35:332:35:35

concerns potential recruits might

have about issues such

2:35:352:35:37

as their sexuality or religion.

2:35:372:35:38

The Ministery of Defence

says its "belonging campaign" has

2:35:382:35:40

already sparked significant interest

from people wanting to join up.

2:35:402:35:43

But there's been criticism

from some former officers,

2:35:432:35:45

who've accused the army of bowing

to political correctness

2:35:452:35:47

and going soft.

2:35:472:35:57

What this clearly is doing

is appealing, trying to appeal

2:36:012:36:03

to a series of minorities who may

or may not be interested

2:36:032:36:06

in joining the forces.

2:36:062:36:07

And by doing that it is almost

neglecting the main group of people

2:36:072:36:10

who are interested in joining

and the main group of people

2:36:102:36:13

who are interested in joining

are not worried so much

2:36:132:36:16

about whether they will be listened

to or there are emotional issues.

2:36:162:36:18

What they are worried about more is

how they are going to face combat.

2:36:182:36:25

New measures to clamp down

on plastic waste are to be

2:36:252:36:28

announced by the government.

2:36:282:36:29

They include an extension

of the five-pence charge

2:36:292:36:30

on plastic bags to include

all shops in England.

2:36:302:36:33

Retailers with fewer

than 250 staff are currently

2:36:332:36:35

exempted from the levy.

2:36:352:36:36

The idea is part of a 25-year plan

to improve the environment.

2:36:362:36:39

All retailers in Scotland and Wales

are already required

2:36:392:36:41

to charge for plastic bags.

2:36:412:36:51

The search for Malaysia Airlines

flight MH370 will resume today,

2:36:512:36:54

nearly a year after efforts

to locate the plane

2:36:542:36:56

were officially suspended.

2:36:562:36:57

The search for the aircraft,

which went missing

2:36:572:36:59

with 239 people on board in March

2014, was the largest

2:36:592:37:01

in aviation history.

2:37:012:37:02

It will now be resumed

by an American company

2:37:022:37:05

using unmanned submarines to search

a small section of the Indian Ocean

2:37:052:37:07

where it's thought

the remains of the plane lie.

2:37:072:37:17

Ellen and we will bring you more

detail throughout the programme and

2:37:242:37:26

throughout the morning on BBC News

as well.

2:37:262:37:28

Still to come for you this morning

on the programme.

2:37:282:37:33

From the majestic hunter to a cat

so small, it can sit

2:37:332:37:36

in the palm of your hand -

meet TV's new prime-time stars.

2:37:362:37:40

Also this morning, it might be cold

and dark at this time of year

2:37:402:37:44

but going for a walk in the park

or the countryside could

2:37:442:37:46

improve mental health.

2:37:462:37:56

He's a classical musician who likes

to bring a bit of "rock

2:37:582:38:01

n'roll" to his performances

but for James Rhodes,

2:38:012:38:03

playing the piano helped him deal

with the abuse he suffered

2:38:032:38:06

as a child.

2:38:062:38:07

He'll tell us how just after nine.

2:38:072:38:11

Cat is here to talk about the sport,

particularly Bristol.

2:38:162:38:33

Bristol City were less

than two minutes away

2:38:342:38:36

from going into the second leg

of their League Cup semi-final

2:38:362:38:38

with Manchester City on level terms.

2:38:382:38:40

The Championship side have had

a great cup run and their positive

2:38:402:38:42

approach paid off at the Etihad.

2:38:422:38:44

They took the lead thanks

to a Bobby Reid penalty

2:38:442:38:46

just before half-time.

2:38:462:38:47

Manchester City had named a strong

side and Kevin De Bruyne,

2:38:472:38:50

captain on the night,

drew them level in the second half.

2:38:502:38:53

But Sergio Aguero is a pretty good

sub to bring on when you need a goal

2:38:532:38:56

and his injury-time winner means

Manchester City take a 2-1 lead

2:38:562:38:59

into the second leg at Ashton Gate.

2:38:592:39:09

The Football Association

is to implement a number of changes

2:39:102:39:12

to make the national governing body

truly representative

2:39:122:39:14

of the players it represents.

2:39:142:39:17

It's been a difficult

12 months for the FA.

2:39:172:39:20

The Chelsea Ladies striker Eni Aluko

said she felt victimised

2:39:202:39:22

for reporting racial discrimination

by former England

2:39:222:39:24

manager Mark Sampson.

2:39:242:39:25

The FA has pledged to interview

at least one candidate from black

2:39:252:39:28

and minority ethnic groups

for future roles in

2:39:282:39:30

the England set-up.

2:39:302:39:36

I think the message it sends out

is that the FA is for all.

2:39:362:39:40

We have always...

2:39:402:39:41

We talk about that, you know.

2:39:412:39:42

What it will save is that

the opportunity to have a career

2:39:422:39:45

beyond playing in the FA

and the wider football workforce is

2:39:452:39:48

something that is both desirable

and something that the FA is serious

2:39:482:39:51

about promoting.

2:39:512:39:57

With less than a month

until the Six Nations begins,

2:39:572:40:00

there's been a blow for England,

who'll be without prop Joe Marler

2:40:002:40:03

for their opening two games.

2:40:032:40:04

Marler was part of the British

and Irish Lions squad that drew

2:40:042:40:07

the series in New Zealand last year,

but he's been given a six-week ban

2:40:072:40:10

for a dangerous challenge he made

for his club Harlequins.

2:40:102:40:12

He'll miss England's matches

against Italy and Wales.

2:40:122:40:22

Finally, the good news keeps coming

for Nottingham Forest's Eric Lichaj.

2:40:222:40:24

The defender scored twice

in his side's incredible 4-2 win

2:40:242:40:27

over Arsenal in Sunday's FA Cup

third round, and afterwards Lichaj

2:40:272:40:29

revealed his wife Kathryn had

promised the family could get a dog

2:40:292:40:32

if he ever scored a hat-trick.

2:40:322:40:39

Well, Forest's players

and fans put the pressure

2:40:392:40:41

on her to let Eric have his way

after his weekend heroics.

2:40:412:40:44

And last night the American

revealed it's paid off.

2:40:442:40:46

And the name they chose

for the new puppy...

2:40:462:40:49

Gunner.

2:40:492:40:55

He will never forget that. And also

being the owner of a new puppy I

2:40:552:41:00

know how much hard work it is.

Getting up early in the night.

2:41:002:41:06

Getting more sleep than usual. She

is just over eight weeks old. She is

2:41:062:41:11

sleeping through the night. She is a

black labrador. Scrapping with

2:41:112:41:18

Waffles, the current one. Have you

pick a -- put a picture up.

2:41:182:41:22

Not yet.

2:41:222:41:25

For more than two years, the team

behind new wildlife documentary

2:41:252:41:28

Big Cats has travelled to 14

different countries and filmed 31

2:41:282:41:31

out of the 40 species - more

than any other crew has done before.

2:41:312:41:34

The result, we get to meet

the world's ultimate cats.

2:41:342:41:36

From the Canada lynx

with its unusually large paws

2:41:362:41:39

to the adorable and daring

rusty spotted cat.

2:41:392:41:41

Over the next three weeks,

we're in for a treat.

2:41:412:41:43

In a moment, we'll speak to series

producer Gavin Boyland

2:41:432:41:45

and Nick Easton who produced

tomorrow's episode,

2:41:452:41:47

and we have a clip from episode

one to show you now.

2:41:472:41:54

Hiding is the Jungle is a cat so

rare few ever seen it.

2:41:542:42:02

Exploring the world beyond his den

for the first time. Is a miniature

2:42:022:42:08

predator.

2:42:082:42:13

The the smallest feline in the

world.

2:42:232:42:28

A rusty spotted cat.

2:42:282:42:31

He may look like a kitten... He

would still fit in the palm of of

2:42:362:42:42

your hand. But this little male is

very nearly fully grown.

2:42:422:42:47

He will soon be setting off on a

solitary life. Fending entirely for

2:42:472:42:54

himself.

2:42:542:42:58

I think I'm in love. It is the

sweetest thing!

2:43:002:43:04

It is the sweetest thing!

2:43:042:43:05

Joining us now are series producer

Gavin Boyland and Nick Easton,

2:43:052:43:08

who produced episode one.

2:43:082:43:09

That little cat has nearly broken

the internet already.

He has.

Tell

2:43:092:43:13

us a bit ant him.

He was in Sri

Lanka, he is a rusty spotted cat.

2:43:132:43:18

The smallest in the world. I was

lucky enough to spend a couple of

2:43:182:43:21

weeks with him, getting to know him,

filming him in the wild. They are

2:43:212:43:27

the most intimate shots of that

spear is -- species.

Give us an

2:43:272:43:31

idea, we can see rusty again.

He

isn't quite fully grown but he would

2:43:312:43:36

fit in the palm of your hand. In a

few months' time he will be two

2:43:362:43:42

thirds the size of a normal moggy.

How many are there of them?

Not as

2:43:422:43:50

many as they should be, they are not

very often seen because they are so

2:43:502:43:54

small and cats are so cryptic, we

don't know much about them.

You say

2:43:542:43:57

we don't know much about them, what

can you tell us? They look cute, can

2:43:572:44:03

they be ferocious?

Yes, it is a

wildcat, so of course they are quite

2:44:032:44:08

ferocious animals and that I are

hunter, these guys eat frogs and

2:44:082:44:13

insects and they spend a lot of time

hiding and they hunt by stealth.

2:44:132:44:17

That is why we haven't seen them

before. It is trying to find them.

2:44:172:44:22

During the series we see other cats

we have seen a lot before, but tell

2:44:222:44:26

us, who are the stars of the show?

There is 40 different cats and we

2:44:262:44:31

try to film as many as possible.

There is the familiar big cats, the

2:44:312:44:37

tiger, the lion, the leopards, but

the majority of the family are the

2:44:372:44:40

small cat, the rusty spotted cat is

one of them. They are the real stars

2:44:402:44:44

of the hoe because they provide a

lot the new science, surprises and

2:44:442:44:50

behaviour, so we filmed a cat in

Mongolia, Canada Lynn, found in the

2:44:502:44:57

Arctic in Canada, throughout pretty

much any habitat where there are

2:44:572:44:59

cats we went there and filmed.

You

are almost camouflaged. Can we get a

2:44:592:45:05

close up of the shirt.

It is a

tiger. It has a tiger on it. It felt

2:45:052:45:10

appropriate.

You look very dull with

yours. Probably fits in well. Tell

2:45:102:45:18

us about the cheetah. We have got in

here, we have here this special

2:45:182:45:22

camera that you were using to film

it.

Even with the more familiar cats

2:45:222:45:27

we wanted to try and film them in a

unique way. Cheetahs are world

2:45:272:45:32

famous for being the fast land

animal. We want to try and get shots

2:45:322:45:37

running alongside one. The only way

we could do that is with this bit of

2:45:372:45:40

kit.

2:45:402:45:46

This is the footage, it is like a

super slow Mo so you can see every

2:45:462:45:50

muscle moving as it is looking at

the camera!

That was the first time

2:45:502:45:56

it saw it and we were not sure how

it would work but about two minutes

2:45:562:46:00

later they were chasing it. A Ann

loves to chase and that is how we

2:46:002:46:11

got the Chuter. -- of the shots. I

think they are the closest shots we

2:46:112:46:18

have ever had. Thankfully they never

quite had the nerve to have a go at

2:46:182:46:24

it.

But they were trying to catch

up? What can we learn from this?

2:46:242:46:29

They have 4-mac of the exhilaration

of Usain Bolt -- four times the

2:46:292:46:37

acceleration of Usain Bolt. There is

a lot of new research about them and

2:46:372:46:42

their speed and a lot of that is

suggesting it is not the

2:46:422:46:46

straight-line speed which is their

primary weapon but their ability to

2:46:462:46:51

stop and change direction and

accelerate again and that is what we

2:46:512:46:53

wanted to portray. It is their

agility and manoeuvrability which is

2:46:532:46:59

their key weapon, the speed is

almost a by-product.

I think I need

2:46:592:47:04

a new screensaver, that is gorgeous.

And this technology has never been

2:47:042:47:09

used before?

We combined different

technologies. We are often hacking

2:47:092:47:15

things in the natural history unit

to push things forward! The buggy

2:47:152:47:19

got is moving fast and on top of it

there is something that takes out

2:47:192:47:23

the bumps and the camera on top is

super slow motion so we combined all

2:47:232:47:27

that to get these shots.

And you

have to have enormous of patience

2:47:272:47:33

and determination to get these?

We

do, some of the shots, I did want

2:47:332:47:40

filming pumas hunting penguins and

it took eight weeks, and it was the

2:47:402:47:47

final day which is such a cliche,

but it came over the ridge and down

2:47:472:47:50

into it.

Was it really the final

day?!

It was! I was in India at the

2:47:502:47:57

time and I remember feeling down

because it was his last day and we

2:47:572:48:00

were not going to get it and then

expect I get a call and I'm sure

2:48:002:48:03

he's going to say we did not get it

and he's like, we got it! On the

2:48:032:48:07

final day!

And can we learn

anything, so many are endangered

2:48:072:48:15

species, but from what you have

filmed?

The third episode has a much

2:48:152:48:19

more focus on the science and

conservation of cats. We don't got a

2:48:192:48:24

passionate people working in the

field to protect them and learning

2:48:242:48:27

about them and it is an important

time to to be talked about that

2:48:272:48:30

because half of the 40 are

threatened with extinction and a lot

2:48:302:48:34

of the numbers are decreasing but

there are some positive stories as

2:48:342:48:37

well about how they are being

protected.

And we talked about the

2:48:372:48:45

patience, 90% of a cat at home is

sleeping!

It is deeply frustrating!

2:48:452:48:54

You find it and it is doing not very

much for a long time! We had so much

2:48:542:48:59

footage of them doing not very much.

Our colleagues followed a Canada

2:48:592:49:05

lynx and most of the time it is

sleeping or cleaning and a lot of

2:49:052:49:09

that is familiar to us from domestic

cats.

The Leopard was good, they

2:49:092:49:14

spent 12 hours with a leopard and it

literally sat under a tree for 12

2:49:142:49:18

hours!

We have a shot from the buggy

camera, not as good as the one on

2:49:182:49:24

your programme!

There is not much

speed there.

We thought we would

2:49:242:49:31

give the viewers something to look

at. I instantly regretted it! I love

2:49:312:49:36

that you can see it and it goes over

all of the cables. And the

2:49:362:49:42

technology is there and it stays

steady.

There is a lot of suspension

2:49:422:49:46

in the buggy and in the desert, that

is not smooth, it is covered in

2:49:462:49:51

bumps and grass and termite mounds

and the whole aim is to keep the

2:49:512:49:54

camera steady.

I know you say that I

would love to see the insurance

2:49:542:50:01

claim.

There is a shot in the show

of a swipe from one of the cheetahs

2:50:012:50:09

when we got the bit to close!

Thank

you very much and for bringing in

2:50:092:50:13

the camera.

2:50:132:50:14

And Big Cats is on tomorrow

on BBC One at eight o'clock.

2:50:142:50:17

For viewers in Wales,

it'll be available for you to

2:50:172:50:19

watch on the iPlayer.

2:50:192:50:19

Can we keep it?

Unfortunately not!

Can we use it to hand over to Carol?

2:50:212:50:35

On the cheetah camera it is time for

the weather. We are trying to wait

2:50:352:50:43

for the Ann camera.

2:50:432:50:47

-- at the cheetah camera.

2:50:502:50:53

This morning it is a fairly missed

the start for many parts of the UK

2:50:562:51:03

especially Northern Ireland and

parts of England and Wales and this

2:51:032:51:05

was sent in from Manchester earlier.

Another one, from Dorset, still some

2:51:052:51:12

mist around but that will lift and

when we lose the rain we currently

2:51:122:51:17

have it will be brighter for most of

us. Some of us will have some

2:51:172:51:20

lengthy spells of sunshine. The fog

will be closed to live in Northern

2:51:202:51:26

Ireland, a lot about lifting into

low cloud and eventually it will

2:51:262:51:29

break so you will have a bright day

rather than sunny but you can see

2:51:292:51:32

this sunshine following behind the

rain which will continue to move to

2:51:322:51:36

the North Sea. This afternoon, in

the south-west, sunshine and light

2:51:362:51:44

breezes, 10 Celsius, feeling pretty

nice, different the last couple of

2:51:442:51:47

days. The same for Wales with a

beautiful afternoon in prospect and

2:51:472:51:53

highs of 7 degrees in Aberystwyth

and in Northern Ireland there is a

2:51:532:51:55

bit more cloud. The fog will be slow

to clear for some part and it might

2:51:552:52:00

not lift at all and if that happens,

the temperatures will be not much

2:52:002:52:04

more than one or 2 degrees. In

western and central Scotland, some

2:52:042:52:09

sunshine, a bit more cloudy in the

East. In Yorkshire and linkage and

2:52:092:52:17

is dandy, they will hang on into the

-- to the rain. The cloud should

2:52:172:52:24

continue to break and we will start

to season sunny spells developing in

2:52:242:52:27

the south. This evening and

overnight the rain slowly edges to

2:52:272:52:32

the North Sea and behind it because

it has been damp for some we are

2:52:322:52:37

looking at some fog and some of it

will be widespread in Northern

2:52:372:52:40

Ireland and parts of Wales and into

the Midlands and southern England

2:52:402:52:43

and there will be some patchy frost

as well. Some of it will be slow to

2:52:432:52:49

lift, some not clear at all and like

today, if it does not clear the

2:52:492:52:53

temperatures will be around one or 2

degrees but we expect it to clear in

2:52:532:52:58

the west and north and here there

will be some sunshine. Cloudy in

2:52:582:53:03

Central and eastern areas but the

temperatures will be a bit higher,

2:53:032:53:06

not a heatwave that still about 8

degrees but in the West we are

2:53:062:53:09

looking at three or four. And on

Friday, some patchy fog and frost to

2:53:092:53:16

start the day, but a lot of dry

weather and a few showers, but this

2:53:162:53:19

fund will introduced some wet and

windy conditions later on. -- this

2:53:192:53:24

front.

2:53:242:53:25

We did get a brief shot on the

cheetah camera.

2:53:292:53:32

If you're yet to venture out this

morning, let's save you some effort

2:53:332:53:36

and show you the view from a couple

of our cameras around the country.

2:53:362:53:40

Here's how Glasgow is shaping up.

2:53:402:53:42

-- this is outside our studio.

2:53:442:53:48

And the view over Westminster always

looks good, whatever the weather.

2:53:482:53:52

Despite it being a rather fine

winter's day, many of us don't get

2:53:522:53:57

out and about enough at this time

of year and this could be negatively

2:53:572:54:03

affecting our mental health.

2:54:032:54:09

Researchers from King's College

London have found that people

2:54:092:54:11

who spend time surrounded

by the natural world,

2:54:112:54:15

whether in parks, gardens

or the countryside, are consistently

2:54:152:54:17

happier and more relaxed

than those who don't.

2:54:172:54:20

Well, we thought we would look

ahead to spring here

2:54:202:54:22

on Breakfast with a bit of bird

song this morning.

2:54:222:54:24

BIRDSONG

2:54:252:54:26

Ann Selby is from

the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire.

2:54:262:54:32

We're also joined from Hyde Park

in London by political journalist

2:54:322:54:35

Isabel Hardman who has made

a documentary about how nature

2:54:352:54:37

can aid mental health.

2:54:372:54:40

Good morning, and it is a lovely

site and interesting research

2:54:402:54:47

because it seems to have found that

exposure to seeing trees like you

2:54:472:54:51

are, being outside can change

people's mood and for hours

2:54:512:54:54

afterwards. What is your personal

experience?

Nature has made a huge

2:54:542:55:00

difference to my mental health. I

should say that just as important

2:55:002:55:03

has been Mike antidepressant course

which I have been taking which has

2:55:032:55:07

managed to get me back into work but

I don't think I would have sustained

2:55:072:55:10

that recovery at why not try to

factor in something of the great

2:55:102:55:15

outdoors every day. I live in London

and work in Westminster which people

2:55:152:55:18

would not think as being part of the

natural world but even there there

2:55:182:55:22

are trees, wild flowers trying to

grow through cracks in the pavement

2:55:222:55:26

and all sorts of things that we

don't notice because we are normally

2:55:262:55:30

huddled over screens. It helps me to

calm down and take myself out of my

2:55:302:55:36

thoughts which, over the past few

years, have been quite dangerous,

2:55:362:55:40

and to focus on what is happening at

the present moment, not things are

2:55:402:55:44

frightened in the future or things

in the past I don't want to think

2:55:442:55:47

about. It sounds quite hippy and I'm

not a hippy person! I find that

2:55:472:55:52

cycling, going for a walk for 15

minutes, has made a huge difference

2:55:522:55:56

and I'm now at work full-time.

Which

is really great news. You will have

2:55:562:56:05

a particularly busy week this week

as a political journalist so do you

2:56:052:56:08

have to schedule time out to go and

do things outside?

Yes and I think

2:56:082:56:14

if we look at our days can even

really busy people can waste 15

2:56:142:56:18

minutes quite easily even if it is

at the end of the day. I have to

2:56:182:56:21

confess on Monday it took Justine

Greening so long to leave Downing

2:56:212:56:26

Street that might nature fix took

place in the dark and I was looking

2:56:262:56:31

at the silhouettes of trees trying

to identify them but it still worked

2:56:312:56:34

and it made me forget about some of

the things I was worried about. I

2:56:342:56:37

think it is big everybody should do,

nudges people with serious mental

2:56:372:56:42

health problems, because I want to

stay mentally fit and well for the

2:56:422:56:44

rest of my life and I will keep

doing it, even when I come off the

2:56:442:56:49

antidepressant and don't have any

crazy thought again that I'm always

2:56:492:56:52

going to be doing involving getting

outdoors.

That is great to hear.

2:56:522:57:02

Let's bring in Ann because with your

work with the Wildlife Trust in

2:57:022:57:05

Lancashire, you do a lot of work

with nature and well-being and

2:57:052:57:07

wildlife.

We have been trying to

prove this connection for a long

2:57:072:57:09

time and it is great that this

research has come out. We did some

2:57:092:57:13

similar research last year and this

is what we need to get to, and in

2:57:132:57:17

Lancashire we have a big project on

working with young people mainly

2:57:172:57:22

with mental health problems and

their connection with wildlife and

2:57:222:57:25

doing conservation work. It really

is showing a big improvement to

2:57:252:57:30

their mental health.

And you have

seen that in individual cases as

2:57:302:57:34

well and what we talked to Isabel

about, the fact that it lasts

2:57:342:57:39

afterwards?

It lasts for a long time

and what we are also seeing is those

2:57:392:57:43

with the greater mental well-being

needs get a bigger result from it

2:57:432:57:48

which is what this research shows

for sub and I'm interested in what

2:57:482:57:52

you said.

2:57:522:57:52

You are surrounded by trees at the

moment but you find even in urban

2:57:542:57:59

environments that you can connect in

some ways with nature?

Definitely.

2:57:592:58:05

When I cycle in in the mornings, one

of my favourite bits of the route is

2:58:052:58:10

I go past a patch of flowers that

grow at a traffic island called

2:58:102:58:16

Gallant soldiers which are members

of the daisy family and they are not

2:58:162:58:19

supposed to be there, they are just

gardening themselves and no one pays

2:58:192:58:23

attention to them but I quite

respect them for being able to grow

2:58:232:58:26

in that environment! I love going to

nature reserves, I live on an island

2:58:262:58:32

in Cumbria part of the ban which has

been wonderful nature reserve that

2:58:322:58:35

people often think you have to go to

want to experience nature when it

2:58:352:58:39

really is all around us even in

Richie Gray bits of cities. We are

2:58:392:58:43

lucky in Britain in that we do have

parks pretty much everywhere --

2:58:432:58:49

really great bits of cities.

Thank

you so much for coming in to talk to

2:58:492:58:54

us, really fascinating and I love it

when you can see examples of trees

2:58:542:58:59

growing out of buildings and plant

as well. Thank you very much. It is

2:58:592:59:03

the stuff you don't expect but you

notice it and you take a moment to

2:59:032:59:07

stop and think rather than look at

your phone or whatever that is

2:59:072:59:10

distracting you. Thank you for the

messages on that and also on our

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next story.

2:59:132:59:15

From Sir Paul McCartney

to Ed Sheeran, some of the world's

2:59:152:59:18

biggest artists have cut their teeth

gigging in small clubs

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around the country.

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But, according to campaign group UK

Music, this tradition

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could be under threat.

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They say more than a third

of grassroot venues have

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closed in the past decade.

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We asked these music lovers

whether small spaces

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were still an essential part

of the scene.

2:59:302:59:37

Small venues I prefer,

I'll be completely honest,

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to bigger venues, because it's more

intimate, more personal and you know

2:59:392:59:42

the people who have come to see

the particular artist or band

2:59:422:59:45

are definitely

dedicated to see them.

2:59:452:59:48

Because it's quite

a small venue you're

2:59:482:59:52

all, like, connected together,

but in stuff at the arena it's

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just big and you don't

have the space to all connect.

2:59:552:59:58

I feel like there's a sense

of community at gigs,

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and the bigger it gets,

the kind of more vast

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and anonymous it is.

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Young kids going to these gigs

aren't going to be able to afford

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the £50 ticket for the larger

venues, they need these venues.

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These are the venues that help them

break out into playing

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like the bigger Apollo

or arena gigs.

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I think it's important for artists

to do live music just

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because they get to meet people

in person, than rather listening

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to them online or whatever.

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It's good to see someone

in person and hear them live,

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because it can be different.

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We asked people about venues that

mean a lot to them and sort of

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people they have heard in those

venues as well. We have people

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saying, a great venue in Cardiff, we

have the Lead Mill in Sheffield. One

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says the greatest gig I saw was

Prince in the Manchester Students'

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Union. The Adele fib club in Hull.

West Garth in Leeds, a great place

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says Louise, so many people have

said, this is important, I have been

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here, I remember going there and we

have to keep this which is part of

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our musical up bringing.

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We're joined now by the patron

of the Music Venue Trust,

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John Robb, and rapper OneDa,

and in your London newsroom

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is the former Labour MP

and Chief Executive of UK Music,

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Michael Dugher.

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Thank you for joining us. OneDa,

talk about small venue, people are

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passionate about them,

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talk about small venue, people are

passionate about them, aren't they?

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Yes they build you as an artist,

they give you a chance to sort of

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really have a feel of your audience,

your fans, it is very intimate, and

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it just helps you grow as an artist,

you learn yourself while you're on

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stage, you learn your craft and you

learn what your audience wants

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really, and without small venue, I

grew up on them, as an artist, and

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like I've got a sort of one in band

on the wall 4, if they are taken

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away, it will take away the art, our

bread and butter.

What have been the

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major concerns, we have seen the

passion from OneDa and many viewers,

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but why are they under threat?

It is

about from the city centre it is

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accelerating all the big money

coming in. Developers trying to get

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the space, what this law will be

doing is put to news on the

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developer, no-one is trying to stop

them building flat, development is

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good. The city centre should be for

everybody but we shouldn't remove

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the things which makes it

attractive. It is other things as

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well. There should be shared space,

not just for people who want to sit

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in city centre flats.

Let us talk to

Michael. They are looking at whether

3:03:073:03:12

there should be legislation to

protect music venue, what is the

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issue here? You know, music venues

have been there some time but flats

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need to be built, how can it be

sorted out?

We know, we have heard

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from the people you interviewed. The

enjoyment music brings to millions.

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Music contributes nearly 4.5 billion

to the economy here in Britain as

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well. But all of that is being put

at risk and the future talent

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pipeline is being put at risk

because we are seeing closures of

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grass roots music venue, on a scale

as highlighted by the music venues

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trust. That is why we have

cross-party MPs backing a plaining

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in the law, hope that ministers

listen to them today, because unless

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we change the law, then we just risk

further closures of grass roots

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music venues.

We were talking to Job

ant the way the music industry has

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changed. People uploading music, but

John made the point and I would

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imagine you would agree, the small

venues are still crucial for you

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developing your trade.

Yes,

definitely. Like I was talking to

3:04:193:04:24

John earlier in the back, and I was

saying, you use social media, I use

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it a hell of a lot but that is when

you draw in your fan, but I sort of

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say you serenade them in the venue,

that is when they get to know you,

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they work hand in hand. Without

them, even if sort of your social

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media is getting you further afield

to other cities an countries, it is

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then to perform in the small venues,

you know.

What we have got the

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message this morning from the

audience is people feel passionate

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about it, about their local venues

as well.

They are life-changing

3:04:593:05:04

place, every discussion we have had

for years is people say I remember

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that time 30 years ago I went to

this gig and it changed my life and

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it tended to be in a small venue. I

don't think anybody is going to say

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it changed my life looking at this

clip on YouTube, which they don't

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pay for, it is not that completely

intense experience, the human

3:05:233:05:27

experience of being in a room with

other people who really love

3:05:273:05:30

something, with someone like you,

creating a focal point, creating the

3:05:303:05:35

piece of special energy, you can't

replicate that at all. You can't

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replicate that online, online is

important. It is part of the

3:05:393:05:43

process, communication, getting the

information out there, but being in

3:05:433:05:45

the space where it is done is

life-changing.

And Michael, again, a

3:05:453:05:49

point that John made earlier, was,

the headliners at Glastonbury five,

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ten years down the line they will be

playing a smaller venue tonight, the

3:05:563:06:01

sort of thing OneDa is talking

about. That is where people see them

3:06:013:06:04

for the first time.

It is where

people learn their trade, develop

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their sound, build an audience, how

people consume music is changing all

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the time, it would be nice if people

got paid for the music they create

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and invest in online, but live music

is critical to all of that, you look

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at all of the global stars that are

playing huge stadia all round the

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world, they all had to start

somewhere. Those grass roots music

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venue, every artist can point to a

favourite music venue that really

3:06:343:06:40

kick-started their career and they

owe so much to. Millions round the

3:06:403:06:45

country get so much enjoyment out of

going to grass roots music venue, we

3:06:453:06:49

are saying it is a single clause

bill, it doesn't cost any money, MPs

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from all parties are supporting it.

The only people who are not

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committed are the Government, I hope

they listen to community campaigner,

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people from across the music

industry, and everybody else today

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and really listen and make this

change that we are putting forward

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in Parliament today.

Thank you very

much.

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Thank you'll very much. Thank you

for yours as well.

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People are passionate about it.

3:07:193:07:22

When we come back we will be talking

to pianist James Rhodes.

3:07:223:07:25

But first a last, brief

look at the headlines

3:07:253:07:27

where you are this morning.

3:07:273:09:11

He's known as the man who brings

rock'n'roll to Rachmaninov -

3:09:183:09:20

throwing out the tie and tails

and programme notes

3:09:203:09:22

for jeans and a t-shirt.

3:09:223:09:32

Is that Rachmaninov on your arm

there?

I didn't know you speak

3:09:343:09:40

Russian! I might say Elton John, I

don't speak Russian.

3:09:403:09:47

I might say Elton John,

I don't speak Russian.

3:09:473:09:51

But pianist James Rhodes'

performances tell another story -

3:09:513:09:53

of how music saved him after years

of abuse as a child

3:09:533:09:56

and a subsequent breakdown.

3:09:563:09:57

Now in his searingly honest book

Fire on All Sides, he explores how

3:09:573:10:00

playing the piano helps him cope

with anxiety and depression.

3:10:003:10:03

Let's have a look at him in action.

3:10:033:10:12

There is a serious side.

It is not

unique to me. We can't quantify

3:10:153:10:20

trauma, we experience trauma to some

extent. In my case there was rape

3:10:203:10:25

and self-harm and suicide attempts

but we all, it is part of the human

3:10:253:10:29

condition, we

3:10:293:10:30

but we all, it is part of the human

condition, we suffer at times, the

3:10:303:10:32

reason I wrote Fire on All Sides I

wish I had called it Fire and Fur,

3:10:323:10:40

it would have sold more. We need to

stop pretending that everything is

3:10:403:10:44

fine with perfect liqueur rated self

fibs. It is important to say I also

3:10:443:10:50

feel lonely in a crowd. I wake up

and think I have had too much to

3:10:503:10:55

think. I don't think I can get out

of bed. That level of Anglesey city

3:10:553:11:00

and depression, it is important,

music has helped me with that and it

3:11:003:11:03

helps a lot of us.

How did it come

that music was going to help you? Is

3:11:033:11:08

it something...

Pure luck. Thank God

I didn't find a Bible or we would be

3:11:083:11:14

talking about Jesus.

Nothing wrong

with that!

I found an old cassette

3:11:143:11:20

of Bach. I was a weird kid. Found

this cassette of Bach and it changed

3:11:203:11:26

everything. Classical music had a

bed reputationment. It is filled

3:11:263:11:31

with awful people and there are so

many rules that are irrelevant, it

3:11:313:11:35

is seen by some as an elevated

around form. It is not. The music is

3:11:353:11:40

life-changing.

Listening to

classical music, it can change your

3:11:403:11:44

mood in some ways.

It changes

everything. I hate the phrase

3:11:443:11:49

classical music, let us call it

music. There is so much segregation

3:11:493:11:53

in the world, you don't need to do

it with music. Music change, when I

3:11:533:11:59

am playing, it helps me calm down,

makes me feel OK with the world when

3:11:593:12:04

I want to destroy myself.

What do

you want people to get from the

3:12:043:12:07

book? You talk about important and

deep things in there, but it is not

3:12:073:12:11

a self-help manual.

It is an

self-help. It hate them. It makes no

3:12:113:12:18

sense. Be happy in six weeks if you

do simple thing, it doesn't work. It

3:12:183:12:24

would take decades for some of us to

find that level of peace. It is an

3:12:243:12:29

SOS. I want people to read it and

think me too, I feel like when I am

3:12:293:12:33

at hearty I don't have the rule book

and everyone having a great time but

3:12:333:12:38

I feel nervous and alone, I feel

like an impost e I have that

3:12:383:12:41

syndrome. It is about music, it is

about the human condition and it is

3:12:413:12:46

a boast that says it is OK to have a

slightly messy difficult life. There

3:12:463:12:51

is sometimes getting through day is

quite a heroic act for those of us

3:12:513:12:56

who suffer from depression and

anxiety. That applies to all of us.

3:12:563:13:02

We have been talking about music

venue, do, are you passionate about

3:13:023:13:06

that?

Of course,

Do you have a

favourite type of venue.

I will play

3:13:063:13:13

anywhere as long as there is a piano

in tune. I have played in places

3:13:133:13:20

like the Jazz Cafe and places that

have 2,000, as long as people are

3:13:203:13:25

experience live music.

You are

passionate about it.

3:13:253:13:29

You are passionate about it.

3:13:293:13:30

James Rhodes - Fire On All Sides

is available in the shops tomorrow.

3:13:303:13:34

That's all we've got time for this

morning on Breakfast.

3:13:343:13:36

Charlie and Naga will be

here on BBC One from six tomorrow.

3:13:363:13:38